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BACKGROUND Imidacloprid has been a major neonicotinoid insecticide for controlling Aphis gossypii (Glover) (Homoptera: Aphididae) and other piercing-sucking pests. However, the resistance to imidacloprid has been recorded in many target insects. At the same time, cross-resistance of imidacloprid and other insecticides, especially neonicotinoid insecticides,(More)
BACKGROUND Fluopicolide, a novel benzamide fungicide, was registered for control of oomycete pathogens, including Phytophthora capsici. In this study, fluopicolide (5% SC) was applied in soil at rates of 1.5, 3 and 6 L ha(-1) [the normal (ND), double (DD) and quadruple dosages (QD) respectively] to investigate its transportation behaviour and control(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intravitreal bevacizumab injections combined with tunable argon yellow laser photocoagulation as a treatment for adult-onset Coats' disease. METHODS We consecutively treated 3 patients suffering from Coats' disease diagnosed in adulthood with a combination of intravitreal(More)
Presynaptic 5-HT(2A) receptor modulation of glutamate release from rat cerebrocortical nerve terminals (synaptosomes) was investigated by using the 5-HT(2A/2C) receptor agonist (+/-)-1-[2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl]-2-aminopropane (DOI). DOI potently inhibited 4-aminopyridine (4AP)-evoked glutamate release. Involvement of presynaptic 5-HT(2A) receptors in(More)
The effects of esterified lactoferrin (ELF) and lactoferrin (LF) on blue mold caused by Penicillium expansum in apple fruit stored at 25 °C were investigated. Both ELF and LF provided an effective control and strongly inhibited spore germination and germ tube elongation of P. expansum in vitro. Assessment by propidium iodide staining combined with(More)
BACKGROUND Spinosad is increasingly used in pest management programmes, and resistance to it has been detected in recent years. However, there is no report on the susceptibilities of field populations of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) from China. Furthermore, the impact of spinosad on metabolic enzymes in this pest remains unknown. RESULTS Four populations(More)
Myostatin is a well-known negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. Inhibition of myostatin activity results in increased muscle mass. Myostatin propeptide, as a myostatin antagonist, could be applied to promote meat production in livestock such as pigs. In this study, we generated a transgenic mouse model expressing porcine myostatin propeptide under(More)
BACKGROUND Tomato growers in Shandong Province, China, commonly face heavy root-knot nematode infestations. Current methods of control include cadusafos and methyl bromide (MeBr), but alternative methods are required because of the high toxicity of these pesticides and the ecological risk of their use. Therefore, abamectin soil applications were evaluated(More)
A series of novel N-alkoxysulfenyl-N'-tert-butyl-N, N'-diacylhydrazines were designed and synthesized as insect growth regulators by the key intermediates N-chlorosulfenyl-N'-tert-butyl-N, N'-diacylhydrazines, which were prepared for the first time. Compared to N'-tert-butyl-N, N'-diacylhydrazines, these N-alkoxysulfenyl derivatives displayed better(More)