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Chapter 14
It is suggested that progressive protoceratids may be seen as ecological analogues of the Bushbuck of South Africa, a forest-adapted browser, and their greater proclivity toward survival in tropical latitudes explains the importance of Protocer atidae in the Gulf Coastal Plain during the Miocene, and evident higher abundance of Paratoceras in Central America. Expand
Description and biology of a new insect parasitic rhabditoid, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora n.gen., n.sp. (Rhabditida; Heterorhabditidae n.fam.).
This new species of Rhabditoidea was recovered from Heliothis punctigera Hall (Noctuidae) at Brecon, South Australia and is the only nematode known to serve as a vector for a bacterial disease of insects. Expand
The oldest fossil evidence of animal parasitism by fungi supports a Cretaceous diversification of fungal-arthropod symbioses.
Results support a plant-based ancestral nutritional mode for Hypocreales, which then diversified ecologically through a dynamic process of intra- and interkingdom host shifts involving fungal, higher plant and animal hosts and parallel diversification of all three insect pathogenic families during the Cretaceous, concurrent with the diversifying of insects and angiosperms. Expand
Nematodes for biological control of insects
Nematodes for biological control of insects are studied for their role in the control of infectious disease in animals and plants. Expand
Xenorhabdus luminescens (DNA hybridization group 5) from human clinical specimens.
The key reactions for recognizing this new organism are yellow pigment production, negative test for nitrate reduction to nitrite, weak bioluminescence, and a unique hemolytic reaction on sheep blood agar plates incubated at 25 degrees C. Expand
Xenorhabdus gen. nov., a Genus of Entomopathogenic, Nematophilic Bacteria of the Family Enterobacteriaceae
A new genus, Xenorhabdus, is created to accommodate large, gram-negative, rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic, entomopathogenic bacteria which are intimately associated with entomogenous nematodes.Expand
Speciation and adaptive radiation in the fig wasp nematode, Parasitodiplogaster (Diplogasteridae : Rhabditida) in Panama
Le genre Parasitodiplogaster est redefini et les especes nouvelles suivantes, provenant de fruits de Ficus spp. au Panama, sont decrites: P. citrinema n. sp. sur F. citrifolia P. Miller, P. duganemaExpand