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Grasshoppers and locusts
Grasshoppers and locusts belong to the class Orthoptera, superfamily Acridoidae. While the majority of pest species are found within the family Acrididae, species that cause economic losses in someExpand
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Colonization and establishment of Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for control of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) in strawberries on the California Central Coast
Abstract Two braconid parasitoids (Hymenoptera) of European origin, Peristenus relictus and Peristenus digoneutis, were released into non-crop vegetation at four locations in the Monterey Bay regionExpand
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Parasitoids, predators and PCR: the use of diagnostic molecular markers in biological control of Arthropods
Abstract:  The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revolutionized the field of diagnostics, and today it has routine applications in medical, veterinary, forensic and botanical sciences. The fields ofExpand
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Seasonal occurrence, species composition, and parasitism of Lygus spp. in alfalfa, canola, and mustard
Nous avons procede a des echantillonnages hebdomadaires de larves et d'adultes d'hiver et d'ete de Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae), de Lygus borealis (Kelton) et de LygusExpand
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Midgut proteases from Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae: characterization, cDNA cloning, and expressed sequence tag analysis.
The activities of digestive protease within the midgut of Mamestra configurata (bertha armyworm) larvae were examined using specific substrates and protease inhibitors. The bulk of the activity wasExpand
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Modeling the structure of the type I peritrophic matrix: characterization of a Mamestra configurata intestinal mucin and a novel peritrophin containing 19 chitin binding domains.
Twelve to fourteen integral proteins were found to reside in the Type I peritrophic matrix (PM) of Mamestra configurata (bertha armyworm) larvae. Several methods were employed, including de novoExpand
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Characterization of baculovirus isolates from Trichoplusia ni populations from vegetable greenhouses
Abstract A survey of cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni , populations in greenhouse vegetable crops in the Fraser Valley (FV) of British Columbia, Canada led to the isolation of a large number ofExpand
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THE BERTHA ARMYWORM ( MAMESTRA CONFIGURATA ) (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE) IN WESTERN CANADA
The bertha armyworm has been recognized as an agricultural pest in western Canada for more than 85 years, during which time outbreaks have occurred at irregular intervals. The first major outbreakExpand
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Feeding preferences, growth, and development of Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Brassicaceae
Nous avons suivi la croissance (augmentation de la masse) et le developpement (progression jusqu'a un stade donne) chez la Legionnaire bertha, Mamestra configurata Walker, sur plusieurs lignees deExpand
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A Holistic Approach for Determining the Entomopathogenic Potential of Bacillus thuringiensisStrains
ABSTRACT The cry gene content of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai HD-133 was analyzed by a combination of high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and exclusive PCR. A total of six cry genesExpand
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