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.
Perception of plant volatile blends by herbivorous insects--finding the right mix.
Identification of Semiochemicals Released During Aphid Feeding That Attract Parasitoid Aphidius ervi
- Yongjun Du, G. Poppy, W. Powell, J. Pickett, L. Wadhams, Christine Woodcock
- BiologyJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 1 August 1998
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.
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.
Stressful 'memories' of plants: evidence and possible mechanisms
Characterisation of Bombyx mori Odorant-binding proteins reveals that a general odorant-binding protein discriminates between sex pheromone components.
Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior
- M. H. Beale, M. Birkett, Yuhua Zhang
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 5 July 2006
The transformation of a plant to produce an insect pheromone is reported and it is demonstrated that the resulting emission affects behavioral responses at two trophic levels.
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 the…
CYP79F1 and CYP79F2 have distinct functions in the biosynthesis of aliphatic glucosinolates in Arabidopsis.
Biochemical characterization of CYP79F1 and CYP 79F2, and gene expression analysis, combined with glucosinolate profiling of knockout mutants demonstrate the functional role of these enzymes.