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Do interactions between plant roots and the rhizosphere affect parasitoid behaviour?
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The hypothesis that an arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis makes tomato plants significantly more attractive towards aphid parasitoids is tested and a direct link between arbuscules and parasitism rates is not demonstrated. Expand
Revision of European species of genus Metaphycus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), parasitoids of scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea)
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Fifty‐three European species of Metaphycus are revised, nine species are described as new, sixteen new specific synonymies and four new combinations are proposed and lectotypes are designated for three species. Expand
First exploration of parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in South Korea as potential classical biological agents
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Several of the South Korean parasitoid species have the potential for use in classical biological control and may contribute to the suppression of D. suzukii in the newly invaded regions. Expand
Insights on the Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on Tomato Tolerance to Water Stress1[OPEN]
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AM symbiosis positively affects the tolerance to WS in tomato, with a different plant response depending on the AM fungi species involved, as well as the mechanisms involved in plant response to WS during AM symbiosis. Expand
Revision of the European species of Copidosoma Ratzeburg (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), parasitoids of caterpillars (Lepidoptera)
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The genus Copidosoma includes species that have the potential to be used as biocontrol agents of lepidopteran pests and an overview of the biology of the genus is given in addition to a host–parasitoid index for all known European species. Expand
New roles for cis-jasmone as an insect semiochemical and in plant defense.
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Using the olfactory system of the lettuce aphid to investigate volatiles from plants avoided by this insect, (Z)-jasmone was found to be electrophysiologically active and also to be repellent in laboratory choice tests. Expand
Volatiles from Whitefly-Infested Plants Elicit a Host-Locating Response in the Parasitoid, Encarsia formosa
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Results demonstrate that E. formosa uses volatiles from the plant-host complex as olfactory cues for host location by eliciting a significant increase in oriented flight and landing on the source by the parasitoid, Encarsia formosa, in wind tunnel bioassays. Expand
Biology and monitoring of Dryocosmus kuriphilus on Castanea sativa in Southern Italy
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Yellow traps were shown to be an effective method for assessing the emergence of cynipid adults and could potentially be used to time chemical applications in those cases in which this control method is feasible. Expand
Induction and Systemic Release of Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Mediating In-Flight Orientation of Aphidius ervi
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In-flight orientation of the braconid Aphidius ervi in response to volatiles released from broad bean plants infested by the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, was studied in a no-choice wind-tunnel bioassay and indicated the specificity of synomones elicited by different aphid species on the same plant species. Expand
Aphid-plant interactions: a review
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This review summarizes the main aspects of plant-aphid interactions, focusing on those issues that can have an economic application and takes advantage of different types of resistance in order to enhance the sustainable control of these phytophagous insects. Expand
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