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Functional characterization of pheromone receptors in the tobacco budworm Heliothis virescens
Functional analyses of candidate Heliothis virescens pheromone odorant receptors (HvORs) were conducted using heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes. HvOR6 was found to be highly tuned toExpand
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Laboratory and field evaluations of oviposition responses of Aedes albopictus and Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae) to oak leaf infusions.
Organic infusions created by fermenting white oak (Quercus alba L.) leaves in water were evaluated as sources of attractant odorants and contact oviposition stimulants for gravid Aedes albopictusExpand
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Identification of bacteria and bacteria-associated chemical cues that mediate oviposition site preferences by Aedes aegypti
The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, the global vector of dengue and yellow fever, is inexorably linked to water-filled human-made containers for egg laying and production of progeny.Expand
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Molecular Markers Reveal Infestation Dynamics of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) within Apartment Buildings
ABSTRACT The bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), has experienced an extraordinary global resurgence in recent years, the reasons for which remain poorly understood. OnceExpand
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Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome
The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, has re-established itself as a ubiquitous human ectoparasite throughout much of the world during the past two decades. This global resurgence is likely linked toExpand
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Reproductive biology of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica: Juvenile hormone as a pleiotropic master regulator
Juvenile hormone (JH) exerts major pleiotropic effects on cockroach development and reproduction. The production of JH by the corpora allata (CA) in the adult female German cockroach, BlattellaExpand
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Genetic Analysis of Bed Bug Populations Reveals Small Propagule Size within Individual Infestations but High Genetic Diversity Across Infestations from the Eastern United States
ABSTRACT Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) are a resurgent pest worldwide and infestations within the United States are increasing at a rapid rate. Because of the physical and psychologicalExpand
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Diversity and Contribution of the Intestinal Bacterial Community to the Development of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) Larvae
Abstract The bacterial diversity in the intestinal tract of Musca domestica L. was examined in larvae collected from turkey bedding and corn silage. Aerobic culturing yielded 25 bacterial species,Expand
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Role of Bacteria in Mediating the Oviposition Responses of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Abstract The responses of Aedes albopictus to sources of oviposition attractants and stimulants were evaluated with a behavioral bioassay in which females attracted to odorants emanating from waterExpand
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BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF COCKROACHES *
1. Cockroaches are ubiquitous in most habitats where insects occur. Although most reports on cockroaches are physiological in nature, sufficient information is available to indicate that forest,Expand
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