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Molecular analysis of a novel gene cluster encoding an insect toxin in plant-associated strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens.
Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 and the related strain Pf-5 are well-characterized representatives of rhizosphere bacteria that have the capacity to protect crop plants from fungal root diseases, mainlyExpand
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Molecular characterization of six Longidorus species from Switzerland with the description of Longidorus helveticus sp. n. (Nematoda, Dorylaimida)
Six species of Longidorus were found during a survey of longidorid nematodes carried out during 1996-2000 in fruit orchards in Switzerland. They are L. eZongatus (De Man) Thorne et Swanger; L.Expand
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Characterization and Sequence Variation in the rDNA Region of Six Nematode Species of the Genus Longidorus (Nematoda).
Total DNA was isolated from individual nematodes of the species Longidorus helveticus, L. macrosoma, L. arthensis, L. profundorum, L. elongatus, and L. raskii collected in Switzerland. The ITS regionExpand
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Longidorus arthensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Longidoridae) a vector of cherry rosette disease caused by a new nepovirus in cherry trees in Switzerland
A new Longidorus species was found associated with cherry rosette disease (CRD), caused by an uncharacterised nepovirus, in cherry trees in Switzerland. Longidorus arthensis sp. n. is characterisedExpand
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Integrated Management of European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis cerasi (L.): Situation in Switzerland and Europe
The European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is a highly destructive pest. The low tolerance for damaged fruit requires preventive insecticide treatments for aExpand
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Evolutionary patchwork of an insecticidal toxin shared between plant-associated pseudomonads and the insect pathogens Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus
BackgroundRoot-colonizing fluorescent pseudomonads are known for their excellent abilities to protect plants against soil-borne fungal pathogens. Some of these bacteria produce an insecticidal toxinExpand
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Direct plantlet inoculation with soil or insect-associated fungi may control cabbage root fly maggots.
A potential Delia radicum biological control strategy involving cauliflower plantlet inoculation with various fungi was investigated in a series of laboratory and glasshouse experiments. In additionExpand
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Pressure from the lips on the teeth during speech.
Pressure on the teeth from the labial soft tissues during the articulation of a given sentence was measured in 24 children, 8 to 14 years old, with normal incisor relationships. The points ofExpand
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Comparison of cauliflower–insect–fungus interactions and pesticides for cabbage root fly control
Cabbage root fly (Delia radicum L.) control represents a major challenge in brassica production, therefore different management strategies for its control were tested in conventionally managed openExpand
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Laboratory bioassays of entomopathogenic or potentially plant growth promoting fungal strains for the control of cabbage root fly (Delia radicum L.) and their rhizosphere competence.
Entomopathogenicity of 9 entomopathogenic and/or potentially plant growth promoting fungal species was assessed against cabbage root fly (CRF) in soil and in-vitro laboratory bioassays. 18 differentExpand
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