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Temperature-activity relationships in Meligethes aeneus: implications for pest management
BACKGROUND Pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus F.) management in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) has become an urgent issue in the light of insecticide resistance. Risk prediction advice has reliedExpand
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SALMFamide2 and serotonin immunoreactivity in the nervous system of some acoels (Xenacoelomorpha)
Acoel worms are simple, often microscopic animals with direct development, a multiciliated epidermis, a statocyst, and a digestive parenchyma instead of a gut epithelium. Morphological characters ofExpand
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Are flowers tuned to buzzing pollinators? Variation in the natural frequency of stamens with different morphologies and its relationship to bee vibrations
During buzz pollination, bees use vibrations to remove pollen from flowers. Vibrations at the natural frequency of pollen-carrying stamens are amplified through resonance, resulting inExpand
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Transmission of vibrations in buzz-pollinated plant species with disparate floral morphologies
In buzz-pollinated plants, bees apply vibrations produced by their thoracic muscles to the flower, causing pollen release from anthers, often through small apical pores. During floral buzzing, beesExpand