Kamran Mahdian

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The common pistachio psylla, Agonoscena pistaciae Burckhardt & Lauterer (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is known as the key pest of pistachio orchards in Iran. This pest passes the winter as adults. In this study, energy allocation changes in relation to ambient temperature were investigated in field-collected adults by measuring total body sugar, trehalose,(More)
The tachykinin-related peptides (TRPs) are multifunctional neuropeptides found in a variety of arthropod species, including the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphidae). Two new biostable TRP analogs containing multiple, sterically hindered Aib residues were synthesized and found to exhibit significantly enhanced resistance to hydrolysis by(More)
The effects of five diets consisting of two natural prey (Acanthococcus abaii Danzig and Aganoscena pistaciae Burckhardt et Lauterer) and three factitious foods (frozen eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller, a mixture of frozen corn pollen with eggs of E. kuehniella and a diet consisting of eggs of Sitotroga cerealella Olivier) on the development, survival and(More)
The insect kinins are multifunctional neuropeptides found in a variety of arthropod species, including the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphidae). A series of biostable insect kinin analogs based on the shared C-terminal pentapeptide core region were fed in solutions of artificial diet to the pea aphid over a period of 3 days and evaluated for(More)
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