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The use of push-pull strategies in integrated pest management.
The principles of the strategy are described, the potential components are listed, and case studies reviewing work on the development and use of push-pull strategies in each of the major areas of pest control are presented. Expand
Perception of plant volatile blends by herbivorous insects--finding the right mix.
Perception of blends of plant volatiles plays a pivotal role in host recognition, non-host avoidance and ensuing behavioural responses as different responses can occur to a whole blend compared to individual components. Expand
Exploiting chemical ecology and species diversity : stem borer and striga control for maize and sorghum in Africa
There has been considerable take-up of the system within the communities where farmer-managed trials have been carried out, particularly in the Trans Nzoia and Suba districts of Kenya, and the programme is set to expand throughout and beyond Kenya. Expand
Identification of Semiochemicals Released During Aphid Feeding That Attract Parasitoid Aphidius ervi
Volatiles obtained by air entrainment of aphid infested plants were more attractive to A. ervi than those from uninfested plants, in both behavioral bioassays and activity of pure compounds, which significantly increased parasitoid responses to these compounds. Expand
Identification of Human-Derived Volatile Chemicals that Interfere with Attraction of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
The results indicated that higher levels of specific compounds may be responsible for decreased “attractiveness” of individuals, and unattractiveness of individuals may result from a repellent, or attractant “masking,” mechanism. Expand
Stressful 'memories' of plants: evidence and possible mechanisms
The term “stress imprint” is used in this review to describe this plant-based phenomenon because sustained alterations in levels of key signalling metabolites or transcription factors could provide an explanation for how plant metabolism is altered by exposure to various stresses. Expand
Characterisation of Bombyx mori Odorant-binding proteins reveals that a general odorant-binding protein discriminates between sex pheromone components.
A new two-phase binding assay, along with other established assays, showed that BmorPBP1, BMorPBP2, BmorGOBP2 and BmorABPx all bind to the B. mori sex pheromone component (10E,12Z)-hexadecadien-1-ol (bombykol). Expand
Chemical ecology and conservation biological control
This work reviews recent research on ‘push–pull’ strategies and synthetic HIPVs in recruitment of beneficial arthropods and warding off pest attack, and identifies the promoter sequences associated with external plant signals that induce biochemical pathways that could be ‘switched on’ prior to insect attack. Expand
Identification of odorant‐binding proteins of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti: genome annotation and comparative analyses
The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti is an important human health pest which vectors yellow fever and dengue viruses. Olfaction plays a crucial role in its attraction to hosts and although theExpand
Cytochrome P450 CYP79F1 from Arabidopsis Catalyzes the Conversion of Dihomomethionine and Trihomomethionine to the Corresponding Aldoximes in the Biosynthesis of Aliphatic Glucosinolates*
The data provide the first evidence that a cytochrome P450 catalyzes theN-hydroxylation of chain-elongated methionine homologues to the corresponding aldoximes in the biosynthesis of aliphatic glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana. Expand