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Principles of Insect Pathology
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This chapter discusses the relationships between Insect-Pathogen Relationships, major groups of Insect Viruses, and the Characteristics of the Pathogenic Prokaryotes. Expand
Nonspecific factors involved in attachment of entomopathogenic deuteromycetes to host insect cuticle.
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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. Expand
Parallel metatranscriptome analyses of host and symbiont gene expression in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes
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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. Expand
Morphological and molecular characterization of a Hirsutella species infecting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), in Florida.
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The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, is an invasive pest that vectors citrus greening disease, which recently was detected in Florida and morphological and genetic data indicated that the pathogen was a novel isolate related to Hirsutella citriformis Speare. Expand
The hindgut lumen prokaryotic microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes and its responses to dietary lignocellulose composition
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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. Expand
Functional and translational analyses of a beta-glucosidase gene (glycosyl hydrolase family 1) isolated from the gut of the lower termite Reticulitermes flavipes.
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Findings suggest that RfBGluc-1 may serve dual functions in cellulose digestion and immunity, and contributes to the development of next-generation termiticides and novel biocatalyst cocktails for use in biomass-to-bioethanol applications. Expand
Production and characterization of a recombinant beta-1,4-endoglucanase (glycohydrolase family 9) from the termite Reticulitermes flavipes.
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These findings provide a foundation on which to begin subsequent investigations of collaborative digestion by coevolved host and symbiont digestive enzymes from R. flavipes that include GHF7 exoglucanases, GHF1 beta glucosidases, phenol-oxidizing laccases, and others. Expand
Evasion of host defense by in vivo-produced protoplast-like cells of the insect mycopathogen Beauveria bassiana.
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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. Expand
Phenol-oxidizing laccases from the termite gut.
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Evidence is provided that R. flavipes gut laccases are evolutionarily distinct, host-derived, produced in the salivary gland, secreted into the foregut, bind copper, and play a role in lignocellulose digestion. Expand
A Lack of Parasitic Reduction in the Obligate Parasitic Green Alga Helicosporidium
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The nuclear genome of Helicosporidium is characterised to compare its transition to parasitism with that of apicomplexans and presents a fascinating picture of the early stages of a transition from free-living autotroph to parasitic heterotroph where host-independence has been unexpectedly preserved. Expand
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