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Spread of Aedes albopictus and decline of Ae. aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Florida.
Waste tires and other types of artificial containers were sampled for immature Aedes to monitor changes in the occurrence of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Florida. The initialExpand
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Chloroplast and microsatellite DNA diversities reveal the introduction history of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida
Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) is a woody perennial that has invaded much of Florida. This native of northeastern Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil was brought as an ornamental to bothExpand
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Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems
Of the 70 cases of classical biological control for the protection of nature found in our review, there were fewer projects against insect targets (21) than against invasive plants (49), in part,Expand
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Gratiana boliviana, a potential biocontrol agent of Solanum viarum: Quarantine host-specificity testing in Florida and field surveys in South America
Host-specificity tests andfield surveys were conducted to determine thesuitability of the tortoise beetleGratiana boliviana Spaeth (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) from Argentina for classicalbiologicalExpand
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Colonization patterns of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida
Invasive species are believed to spread through a process of stratified dispersal consisting of short-distance diffusive spread around established foci and human mediated long-distance jumps.Expand
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Recent Advances in Biological Control of Submersed Aquatic Weeds
The submersed aquatic plants hydrilla ( Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle), Eurasian watermilfoil ( Myriophyllum spicatum L.),and Brazilian egeria ( Egeria densa L.) are three of the worst invasiveExpand
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Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 May 2009–31 July 2009
This article documents the addition of 512 microsatellite marker loci and nine pairs of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci wereExpand
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Temperature-Dependent Development, Survival, and Potential Distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), a Herbivore of West Indian Marsh Grass
Abstract The bug Ischnodemus variegatus (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Blissidae) is an adventive herbivore, native to South America that feeds in the invasive grass Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Rudge) NeesExpand
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Biology and Laboratory Rearing of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a Natural Enemy of the Aquatic Weed Hydrilla (Hydrocharitaceae)
Abstract Field and laboratory studies were conducted on Cricotopus lebetis Sublette, a midge of unknown origin that causes widespread damage to the aquatic weed hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.)Expand
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Suitability of a New Plant Invader as a Target for Biological Control in Florida
Abstract The suitability of a target weed for classical biological control should be considered early in the process of plant invasion. Concerns have been raised about the recent arrival of MikaniaExpand
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