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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 initial
Chloroplast and microsatellite DNA diversities reveal the introduction history of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida
The genetic evidence supports two introductions of Brazilian peppertree into Florida and extensive hybridization between them, and the Florida population does not exhibit low genetic variation compared to populations in the native range, possibly increasing its ability to adapt to novel environments.
Colonization patterns of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida
The evidence for extensive movement throughout the state suggests that Brazilian peppertree will be capable of rapidly recolonizing areas from which it has been eradicated and Concerted eradication efforts over large areas or the successful establishment of effective biocontrol agents over a wide area will be needed to suppress this species.
Recent Advances in Biological Control of Submersed Aquatic Weeds
This paper summarizes the current status of biological con- trol activities in North America during the past 10-15 years and includes a preferred definition of biological control andribes the different approaches currently used by practitio- ners in the field.
Gratiana boliviana, a potential biocontrol agent of Solanum viarum: Quarantine host-specificity testing in Florida and field surveys in South America
The unsprayed eggplant fieldsthat were surveyed in its natural range in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay from June 1997 to March 2000 indicated that G. boliviana is not a pest of eggplants in SouthAmerica, therefore, a petition for fieldrelease of G.boliviana for classicalbiological control of S. viarum in the USA was submitted in April 2000.
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.)
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 were
Efficacy of methionine against ectoparasitic nematodes on golf course turf.
Turfgrass field trials indicated that methionine has potential for development as a turfgrass nematicide, but further research is needed to determine how it can best be used.
Mass Rearing of Pseudophilothrips ichini (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), an Approved Biological Control Agent for Brazilian Peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae)
The long-term goal of this project is to introduce acomplex of specialist natural enemies into Floridathat are capable of selectively attacking and re-ducing the invasiveness of Brazilian peppertree.