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Molecular mechanisms of metabolic resistance to synthetic and natural xenobiotics.
TLDR
The genomic changes that lead to amplification, overexpression, and coding sequence variation in the three major groups of genes encoding metabolic enzymes, i.e., cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s), esterases, and glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs), are the focus of this review. Expand
Caught in the net.
  • M. Berenbaum
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2003
TLDR
Patients are taking full advantage of the huge number of free medical sites available on the internet to self-diagnose, before they have even set foot inside a surgery or clinic, research reported in Nursing Standard this week highlights. Expand
A deficit of detoxification enzymes: pesticide sensitivity and environmental response in the honeybee
TLDR
There are some recent radiations in CYP6, CYP9 and certain CCE clades in A. mellifera that could be associated with the evolution of the hormonal and chemosensory processes underpinning its highly organized eusociality. Expand
Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species
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Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclear-mitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation. Expand
Changes in transcript abundance relating to colony collapse disorder in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
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Ribosomal fragment abundance and presence of multiple viruses may prove to be useful diagnostic markers for colonies afflicted with CCD. Expand
The carbon–nutrient balance hypothesis: its rise and fall
TLDR
It is time to abandon CNB because continued use of the hypothesis is now hindering understanding of plant–consumer interactions and it is proposed development of theory with a firm evolutionary basis that is mechanistically sophisticated in terms of plant and herbivore physiology and genetics. Expand
Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle
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The genome sequences of the body louse and its primary bacterial endosymbiont Candidatus Riesia pediculicola are presented, providing a reference for studies of holometabolous insects. Expand
The chemistry of defense: theory and practice.
  • M. Berenbaum
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 3 January 1995
TLDR
Focus on the genetic and biochemical mechanisms that underlie chemical defense allocation is likely to provide greater insights into understanding patterns across taxa, and generalizations derived from understanding such mechanisms in natural systems have immediate applications in altering patterns of human use of natural and synthetic chemicals for pest control. Expand
Synergistic Interactions Between In-Hive Miticides in Apis mellifera
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It is suggested that honey bee mortality may occur with the application of otherwise sublethal doses of miticide when tau-fluvalinate and coumaphos are simultaneously present in the hive. Expand
Effects of exposure to event 176 Bacillus thuringiensis corn pollen on monarch and black swallowtail caterpillars under field conditions
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It is suggested that Bt corn incorporating event 176 can have adverse sublethal effects on black swallowtails in the field and underscore the importance of event selection in reducing environmental impacts of transgenic plants. Expand
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