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Diversity of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi isolated from hair roots of Rhododendron obtusum var. kaempferi in a Japanese red pine forest
Abstract The diversity of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi of Rhododendron obtusum var. kaempferi was examined in a stand of Pinus densiflora at Tsukuba, Japan. In total, 153 slow-growing fungal isolatesExpand
Three new Ophiostoma species with Pesotum anamorphs associated with bark beetles infesting Abies species in Nikko, Japan
Three species of Ophiostoma possessing Pesotum anamorphs isolated from bark beetles and their galleries infesting Abies species in Nikko, Japan, are described as new species. Ophiostoma nikkoense isExpand
Application of synthetic herbivore‐induced plant volatiles causes increased parasitism of herbivores in the field
We previously reported that Cotesia vestalis (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), a parasitoid of diamondback moth (DBM) (Plutella xylostella; Lepidoptera, Plutellidae) larvae, was attracted to volatiles fromExpand
Morphological features, distribution, prey mites, and life history traits of Feltiella acarisuga (Vallot) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan
The distribution records of Feltiellaacarisuga (Vallot) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan were previously based only on the collecting data of Feltiella sp. from Kagoshima in 1971. We identifiedExpand
Effects of an alternative diet of Artemia cysts on the development and reproduction of Nesidiocoris tenuis (Hemiptera: Miridae)
The small green mirid Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Hemiptera: Miridae) preys on pest insects such as whiteflies and serves as a biological control agent in many greenhouses. However, this mirid isExpand
Analytical model to predict the number of parasitoids that should be released to control diamondback moth larvae in greenhouses
Abstract When using parasitoids in biological control programs, it is important to understand the number of parasitoids required for release to maintain pest population under economic injury levels.Expand
¹³⁷Cs concentrations in foliose lichens within Tsukuba-city as a reflection of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.
(137)Cs concentrations in ten species of foliose lichens collected within Tsukuba-city in August 2013 ranged from 1.7 to 35 kBq/kg. The relationships between (137)Cs in two dominant species,Expand