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Tomato, pests, parasitoids, and predators: tritrophic interactions involving the genus Lycopersicon.
  • G. Kennedy
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 28 November 2003
Insect-plant interactions involving the cultivated tomato and its relatives in the genus Lycopersicon have been intensively studied for several decades, resulting in one of the best documented andExpand
Integration of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops within IPM Programs
This chapter reviews the defining elements of IPM and examines the attributes of insect-resistant GM crops as IPM tools. Expand
The Role of Weed Hosts and Tobacco Thrips, Frankliniella fusca, in the Epidemiology of Tomato spotted wilt virus.
The findings document the relative potential of a number of common annual, biennial, and perennial plant species to act as important reproductive sites for F. fusca and as acquisition sources of TSWV for spread to susceptible crops. Expand
2-Tridecanone: A Naturally Occurring Insecticide from the Wild Tomato Lycopersicon hirsutum f.glabratum
A nonalkaloid insecticide was isolated from the wild tomato Lycopersicon hirsutum f. glabratum and identified as 2-tridecanone, a compound 72 times more abundant in the wild tomato than in theExpand
Role of Visual Contrast in the Alighting Behavior of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at Overwintering Sites
It is suggested that visual intensity contrast is key to understanding the behavior of H. axyridis in autumn and some commonly accepted ideas regarding choice of overwintering sites are called into question. Expand
Quantifying Food Consumption and Growth in Insects
In short-term (within one instar) experiments quantifying insect behavior, the maximum amount of food an insect can eat is not likely to vary directly with body weight, so it is more appropriate to relate consumption to the weight of the insect at the beginning of the test, not to mean weight. Expand
Overwintering of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Winter Annual Weeds Infected with Tomato spotted wilt virus and Patterns of Virus Movement Between Susceptible Weed Hosts.
Overwintering of tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, was investigated on common winter annual host plants infected with Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), suggesting that overwintering inoculum levels in an area can increase rapidly during the spring in susceptible weed hosts prior to planting of susceptible crops. Expand
Life systems of polyphagous arthropod pests in temporally unstable cropping systems.
The life systems of three selected polyphagous pests are presented to demonstrate how an understanding of such systems in agricultural ecosystems improves the ability to predict and hence manage these populations. Expand
Life History Traits of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Non-Bt and Bt Transgenic Corn Hybrids in Eastern North Carolina
Transgenic varieties of field corn that express the Cry1Ab B. thuringiensis (Bt) toxin in ear tissue present the potential of reducing ear feeding by the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea, and for reducing the size of populations of the insect infesting other host crops. Expand
Photo-oriented aerial-dispersal behavior of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) enhances escape from the leaf surface
In response to wind and light, twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch, manifest an aerial-dispersal behavior that facilitates their escape from the leaf-surface boundary layer and enablesExpand