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Ecology, Worldwide Spread, and Management of the Invasive South American Tomato Pinworm, Tuta absoluta: Past, Present, and Future.
The South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is native to the western Neotropics and has become a major threat to world tomato production. Expand
Asymmetric Mating Interactions Drive Widespread Invasion and Displacement in a Whitefly
It is shown that asymmetric mating interactions between closely related but previously allopatric genetic groups of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, a haplodiploid species, have been a driving force contributing to widespread invasion and displacement by alien populations. Expand
Vector-Virus Mutualism Accelerates Population Increase of an Invasive Whitefly
The indirect mutualism between the B biotype whitefly and these viruses via their host plants, and the apparent lack of such mutualism for the indigenous whitefly, may contribute to the ability of the B whitefly biotype to invade, the displacement of indigenous whiteflies, andThe disease pandemics of the viruses associated with this vector. Expand
Effects of Heat Shock on Survival and Reproduction of Two Whitefly Species, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci Biotype B
In both whitefly species, females were more tolerant to high temperatures at 39°C or higher than males, and the fecundity of T. vaporariorum females declined with the increase of temperature, and only a few eggs were oviposited at 43°C. Expand
The distribution and economic losses of alien species invasion to China
The total economic losses caused by invasive alien species to China were to the time of USD 14.45 billion, with direct and indirect economic losses accounting for 16.59% and 83.41% of totalEconomic losses, respectively. Expand
The status and causes of alien species invasion in China
Data of classification, origin, pathway and environmental impacts of invasive alien micro-organisms, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, fish, birds, mammals, weeds, trees, and marine organismsExpand
Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequence of a Major Invasive Species, Crofton Weed (Ageratina adenophora)
The complete sequence of the A. adenophora chloroplast genome was assembled and analyzed in this study, which was the first sequenced plastome in the Eupatorieae tribe. Expand
Further insights into the strange role of bacterial endosymbionts in whitefly, Bemisia tabaci: Comparison of secondary symbionts from biotypes B and Q in China
The percentage infection of SS in biotypes B and Q varied from year to year over the period 2005–2009, and within biotype Q, two distinct subgroups were identified which differ from each other in terms of their SS complement. Expand
RNAi-Mediated Knock-Down of transformer and transformer 2 to Generate Male-Only Progeny in the Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)
Results shed light on the development of a genetic sexing system with male-only release for this agricultural pest, the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), by describing the isolation, expression and function of tra and tra-2. Expand
Effects of Temperature on Survival, Development, Longevity, and Fecundity of Ophraella communa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a Potential Biological Control Agent Against Ambrosia artemisiifolia
The results showed that the developmental periods for egg, larva, pupa, and entire immature stages decreased in response to the increasing temperature, with the exception of 30°C, which is a potential biological control agent against common ragweed. Expand