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Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Implications for Honey Bee Health
Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) is a widespread RNA virus of honey bees that has been linked with colony losses. Here we describe the transmission, prevalence, and genetic traits of this virus,Expand
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Transmission of Kashmir bee virus by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor
The ability of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor to transmit Kashmir bee virus (KBV) to the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) was investigated by exposing pupae from a KBV-negative colony toExpand
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A NEW IN VITRO BIOASSAY SYSTEM FOR DISCOVERY OF NOVEL HUMAN-USE MOSQUITO REPELLENTS1
ABSTRACT A Klun & Debboun (K&D) test module, previously developed and used for quantitative measurement of the efficacy of mosquito repellents on human volunteers, was adapted for in vitro evaluationExpand
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Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research
Summary In this article we provide guidelines on statistical design and analysis of data for all kinds of honey bee research. Guidelines and selection of different methods presented are, at leastExpand
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Essential Oils of Cupressus funebris, Juniperus communis, and J. chinensis (Cupressaceae) as Repellents Against Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and as Toxicants Against
ABSTRACT: Juniperus communis leaf oil, J. chinensis wood oil, and Cupressus funebris wood oil (Cupressaceae) from China were analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometryExpand
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Comparative Resistance of Anopheles albimanus and Aedes aegypti to N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (Deet) and 2-Methylpiperidinyl-3-cyclohexen-1-carboxamide (AI3-37220) in Laboratory Human-Volunteer
Abstract The insect repellents N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (Deet) and the racemate and 1S,2′S stereoisomer of 2-methylpiperidinyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxamide (AI3-37220) were tested againstExpand
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A common pumiliotoxin from poison frogs exhibits enantioselective toxicity against mosquitoes
Neotropical poison frogs (Dendrobatidae) contain a variety of lipophilic alkaloids in their diffusely distributed cutaneous glands, including a major class of compounds known as pumiliotoxins.Expand
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Chemical signals in terrestrial vertebrates: search for design features.
We compiled a data set of the compounds that terrestrial vertebrates (amniotes) use to send chemical signals, and searched for relationships between signal compound properties and signal function.Expand
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Different Activities and Footwear Influence Exposure to Host-Seeking Nymphs of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)
Abstract The relative potential for a person accidentally acquiring host-seeking nymphs of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, and lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (L.), while wearingExpand
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Comparative Activity of Deet and AI3-37220 Repellents Against the Ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Laboratory Bioassays
Abstract The repellents N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (deet) and racemic 2-methylpiperidinyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxamide (AI3-37220) were evaluated using two different laboratory bioassays toExpand
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