Felipe Ramón-Portugal

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To survive unfavorable periods, ladybird beetles form conspicuous aggregations in specific microsites, with these locations remaining the same year after year. This constancy of location leads to the hypothesis that semiochemicals are involved in the attraction and aggregation of ladybirds to the microsite. In this study, we identified two types of(More)
Knowledge of how temperature influences an organism's physiology and behaviour is of paramount importance for understanding and predicting the impacts of climate change on species' interactions. While the behaviour of many organisms is driven by chemical information on which they rely on to detect resources, conspecifics, natural enemies and competitors,(More)
The effect of temperatures ranging from 15 to 35 degrees C on a culture of Brettanomyces bruxellensis was investigated in regards to thermodynamics, metabolism, and kinetics. In this temperature range, we observed an increase in growth and production rates. The growth behavior was well represented using the Arrhenius model, and an apparent activation energy(More)
The metabolic pathway shift between only ethanol consumption to both sugar/ethanol consumption was measured by on-line analysis of respiratory quotient of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The experiments were carried out in a fed-batch culture under aerobic conditions. During the transition phase, respiratory quotient (RQ) profile shows that sugar can be(More)
Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) is a coccinellid of Asian origin that has recently invaded substantial parts of Europe and is suspected to affect native coccinellid populations through intraguild predation and competition for food. Previous work has shown that two species from the Calvia genus appeared to be well protected against H. axyridis predation. To(More)
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