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Beauveria bassiana: endophytic colonization and plant disease control.
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Seed application of Beauveria bassiana 11-98 resulted in endophytic colonization of tomato and cotton seedlings and protection against plant pathogenic Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium myriotylum and induced systemic resistance in cotton against Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. Expand
Evolution and phylogenetic utility of CAD (rudimentary) among Mesozoic-aged Eremoneuran Diptera (Insecta).
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Nearly the entire carbomoylphosphate synthase (CPS) domain of CAD is sequenced from 29 species of flies representing all major clades within Eremoneura, or higher flies, and several orthorrhaphous brachyceran outgroups, and exhibits considerable phylogenetic utility. Expand
Phytophthora foliorum sp. nov., a new species causing leaf blight of azalea.
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This paper presents the formal description of P. foliorum as a new species and underscores the need for caution when relying solely on DNA-based diagnostic tools. Expand
Molecular sequence data resolves basal divergences within Simuliidae (Diptera)
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Phylogenetic analyses of 28S, EF‐1α, PEPCK and DDC sequences yield strong support for the basal position of Parasimulium (Parasimuliinae) and division of the remaining simuliids (Simuliinee) into monophyletic sister taxa, Prosimuliini and Simuliini. Expand
Pro-active Management of Beet Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Resistance to Tebufenozide and Methoxyfenozide: Baseline Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and Isolation of Resistance
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Susceptibility to tebufenozide and methoxyfenozide of beet armyworm from the southern United States and Thailand was determined through exposure of first and third instars to dipped cotton leaves, suggesting at least some commonality of resistance mechanism. Expand
WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTION IN THE ORGANS OF NATURALLY INFECTED BLUE JAYS (CYANOCITTA CRISTATA)
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Reverse transcription–nested polymerase chain reaction proved to be the most sensitive diagnostic test applied in this study irrespective of the tissue type, and brain tissue could be used effectively for both virus isolation and RT-nPCR, and this tissue is simple to remove and process. Expand
Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) resistance to spinosad
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A vulnerability of this new insecticide to resistance development in beet armyworm is indicated and should serve as a warning against excessive use of it. Expand
The phylogenetic relationships of flies in the superfamily Empidoidea (Insecta: Diptera).
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A molecular phylogenetic study of the Empidoidea, a diverse group of 10,000 species of true flies, to reconstruct a taxonomically complete and robustly supported phylogeny for the group and to use this information to assess several competing classifications for the clade. Expand
Explosive radiation or uninformative genes? Origin and early diversification of tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae).
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Although much expanded taxon sampling is necessary to effectively assess the monophyly of and relationships among major tachinid lineages and their relatives, it is shown that a small number of well-chosen nuclear protein-coding genes can successfully resolve even difficult phylogenetic problems. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of world Tachinidae (Diptera).
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Reconstructions of host use evolution are equivocal, but generally support the hypothesis that the ancestral host of tachinids was a beetle and that subsequent host shifts to caterpillars may coincide with accelerated diversification. Expand
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