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Exposure to Sublethal Doses of Fipronil and Thiacloprid Highly Increases Mortality of Honeybees Previously Infected by Nosema ceranae
The hypothesis that the combination of the increasing prevalence of N. ceranae with high pesticide content in beehives may contribute to colony depopulation is supported.
Parasite-insecticide interactions: a case study of Nosema ceranae and fipronil synergy on honeybee
Interestingly, every combination tested led to a synergistic effect on honeybee survival, with the most significant impacts when stressors were applied at the emergence of honeybees.
Invasion of the body snatchers: the diversity and evolution of manipulative strategies in host-parasite interactions.
Malaria Plasmodium agent induces alteration in the head proteome of their Anopheles mosquito host
2‐D DIGE coupled with MS was employed to analyse and compare the head proteome of mosquitoes infected with the malarial parasite, and results indicate an altered energy metabolism in the head of sporozoite‐infected mosquitoes.
Do distantly related parasites rely on the same proximate factors to alter the behaviour of their hosts?
- F. Ponton, T. Lefèvre, D. Biron
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 November 2006
By studying and comparing the brains of infected G. insensibilis and G. pulex with proteomics tools, some of the proximate causes involved in the parasite-induced alterations of host behaviour for each system are elucidated.
New Prospects for Research on Manipulation of Insect Vectors by Pathogens
An overview of the main mechanisms used by vectors to locate their vertebrate host, as it helps to grasp the fundamentals of the research on manipulation in vectors, as well as its current challenges.
Expression of early and late‐emerging phenotypes in both diapausing and non‐diapausing Delia radicum L. pupae
The results indicate clearly that diapause is not necessary for the expression of the early and late phenotypes of Delia radicum.
Behavioural manipulation in a grasshopper harbouring hairworm: a proteomics approach
The findings suggest that the adult worm alters the normal functions of the grasshopper's central nervous system (CNS) by producing certain ‘effective’ molecules, which support the hypothesis that host behavioural changes are mediated by a mix of direct and indirect chemical manipulation.
‘Suicide’ of crickets harbouring hairworms: a proteomics investigation
Proteomics tools are used to identify the biochemical alterations that occur in the head of the cricket Nemobius sylvestris when it is driven to water by the hairworm Paragordius tricuspidatus and it is found that the parasite produces molecules from the Wnt family that may act directly on the development of the central nervous system (CNS).
The pitfalls of proteomics experiments without the correct use of bioinformatics tools
Novel biological entities named ‘interactomes’ are presented, and the bioinformatics tools developed to analyse the large protein–protein interaction networks they form, along with several new perspectives of the field are presented.