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The constituents of Microctonus sp. parasitoid venoms
Purified RNA transcripts from venom glands dissected from the parasitoid wasp Microctonus hyperodae were copied, cloned and sequenced using traditional dideoxy sequencing methods. Using massExpand
Laboratory Nontarget Host Range of the Introduced Parasitoids Microctonus aethiopoides and M. hyperodae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Compared with Field Parasitism in New Zealand
Laboratory host specificity of 2 biological control agents, already introduced in New Zealand, was compared with actual field parasitism. The parasitoids were Microctonus aethiopoides Loan andExpand
Biotransformations of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins by Bacteria Isolated from Bivalve Molluscs
ABSTRACT Due to the possibility that bacteria could be involved in the clearance of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) from bivalve molluscs, investigations into which, if any, bacteria were able toExpand
Using Models to Estimate Parasitoid Impacts on Nontarget Host Abundance
Abstract A method is described for estimating the impact of a parasitoid on the abundance of a nontarget host, using the intrinsic rate of host increase, the average abundance of the host in theExpand
Effect of Fire on Microarthropods in New Zealand Indigenous Grassland
Abstract Indigenous tussock grassland in New Zealand has a history of extensive pastoralism, and burning has been used to remove litter to improve establishment of aerially oversown pasture speciesExpand
Laboratory experiments were carried out to determine whether either of the two braconid parasitoids Microctonus aethiopoides Loan or Microctonus hyperodae Loan, already established in New Zealand,Expand
Systematic mass rearing and release ofMicroctonus hyperodae (Hym.: Braconidae, Euphorinae), a parasitoid of the argentine stem weevilListronotus bonariensis (Col.: Curculionidae) and records of its
The method whereby equal numbers of seven ecotypes of the parasitoidMicroctonus hyperodae Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae) were reared and released is described along with the reasons forExpand
Quantifying the economic cost of invertebrate pests to New Zealand’s pastoral industry
ABSTRACT The invertebrate pests most commonly affecting New Zealand’s pastoral-based production in ‘average’ years cause losses of between $1.7B and $2.3B p.a. of which up to $0.9B occur on sheep andExpand
Clover root weevil in the South Island: detection, response and current distribution
Sitona lepidus had spread throughout the North Island of New Zealand by 2005, and was first detected in the South Island in January 2006 when one individual was found at Harewood, Christchurch.Expand