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Principles of Insect Pathology
This chapter discusses the relationships between Insect-Pathogen Relationships, major groups of Insect Viruses, and the Characteristics of the Pathogenic Prokaryotes.
Nonspecific Factors Involved in Attachment of Entomopathogenic Deuteromycetes to Host Insect Cuticle
The attachment of the conidia of the insect-pathogenic fungi Nomuraea rileyi, Beauveria bassiana, and Metarrhizium anisopliae to insect cuticle was mediated by strong binding forces and the hydrophobicity of the Conidium wall and the insect epicuticle appeared to mediate the adhesion process.
Parallel metatranscriptome analyses of host and symbiont gene expression in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes
- A. Tartar, M. Wheeler, X. Zhou, M. Coy, D. Boucias, M. Scharf
- BiologyBiotechnology for biofuels
- 15 October 2009
This first time that a dual host-symbiont transcriptome sequencing effort has been conducted in a single termite species demonstrates that phenoloxidase activities are prominent in the R. flavipes gut and are not symbiont derived, and expands the known number of host and symbionT glycosyl hydrolase families in Reticulitermes.
The hindgut lumen prokaryotic microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes and its responses to dietary lignocellulose composition
The results provide insights into termite gut microbiome diversity and suggest that the prokaryotic gut microbiota is much more complex than previously estimated, and environment, founding reproductive pair effects and/or host genetics influence microbiome composition.
Morphological and molecular characterization of a Hirsutella species infecting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), in Florida.
Functional and translational analyses of a beta-glucosidase gene (glycosyl hydrolase family 1) isolated from the gut of the lower termite Reticulitermes flavipes.
Observations on the entomopathogenic fungus Hirsutella citriformis attacking adult Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in a managed citrus grove
A two-year field study was conducted in an orange grove in the United States (Florida) to characterize the phenology of the entomopathogen Hirsutella citriformis Speare infecting adults of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, and found mummified cadavers were most abundant on citrus leaves during the fall and winter months.
Multitrophic interaction facilitates parasite–host relationship between an invasive beetle and the honey bee
- B. Torto, D. Boucias, R. T. Arbogast, J. Tumlinson, P. Teal
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 15 May 2007
It is reported that in the parasitic relationship between the European honey bee and the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, the honey bee's alarm pheromones serve a negative function because they are potent attractants for the beetle.
Evasion of host defense by in vivo-produced protoplast-like cells of the insect mycopathogen Beauveria bassiana
In vivo cells of the hyphomycetous insect pathogen Beauveria bassiana collected from host Spodoptera exigua larval hemolymph were osmotically sensitive and lacked a well-defined cell wall; the absence of antigenically important galactomannan components on in vivo cells may allow these cells to escape recognition and phagocytosis.