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Parasitism-induced Effects on Host Growth and Metabolic Efficiency in Tobacco Hornworm Larvae Parasitized by Cotesia congregata.
Effects of Parasitism by the Braconid Wasp Cotesia congregata on Metabolic Rate in Host Larvae of the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta.
Encapsulation and hemocyte numbers in three lepidopteran stemborers parasitized by Cotesia flavipes‐complex endoparasitoids
Experiments on the chronology of encapsulation of the parasitoid progeny by host hemocytes indicated that lepidopteran stemborers that are taxonomically, behaviorally and ecologically very similar differ in their ability to encapsulate a parasitoids species.
Quantification and development of teratocytes in novel-association host-parasitoid combinations.
Nonlinear elasticity and damping govern ultrafast dynamics in click beetles
- O. Bolmin, J. Socha, M. Alleyne, A. C. Dunn, K. Fezzaa, A. Wissa
- PhysicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 January 2021
This study identifies and quantifies the phases of the clicking motion: latching, loading, and energy release, and details the motion kinematics and investigate the governing dynamics of the energy release.
A case study in bio-inspired engineering design: defense applications of exoskeletal sensors
As part of a bio-inspired design process, the authors examine exoskeletal sensors found in insects and their potential application to armor and hardened buildings. In this way, the outer hardening of…
Exploring the Role of Habitat on the Wettability of Cicada Wings.
This work elucidates the differences between inter- and intraspecies cicada wing topology, wettability, and water shedding behavior but also enables the development of rational design tools for the manufacture of artificial surfaces for energy and water applications.
Molecular and Topographical Organization: Influence on Cicada Wing Wettability and Bactericidal Properties
- Jessica K. Román-Kustas, Jacob B. Hoffman, M. Alleyne
- BiologyAdvanced Materials Interfaces
- 1 April 2020
The data presented not only correlates the nanopillar molecular organization to macroscale functional properties, but it also presents design guidelines to consider during the replication of natural nanostructures onto engineered substrates to induce desired properties.
Ultrascalable Multifunctional Nanoengineered Copper and Aluminum for Antiadhesion and Bactericidal Applications.
- Julian H. Reed, Andrew E. Gonsalves, D. Cropek
- Materials Science, BiologyACS applied bio materials
- 31 May 2019
The results showed that nanostructures created on both Cu and Al were capable of physical deformation of adhered Escherichia coli bacteria, and suggested that the superhydrophobic Al substrate possesses superior antiadhesion and bactericidal effects, even over long time courses.