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Spider mites: their biology, natural enemies and control: vol. 1A
This chapter discusses the natural enemies of the Tetranychidae, host plant resistance and its Manipulation through Plant Breeding, and the case for genetic control of Spider Mites.
Biological control of two-spotted spider mites using phytoseiid predators
- M. Sabelis
- Environmental Science
System analysis showed that the effect of temperature on the rate of predation is largely determined by its relation with the relative rate of food conversion into egg biomass and not by behavioural changes related to temperature, and it was shown that webbing has an important influence on the predation rate.
The Dynamics of Multiple Infection and the Evolution of Virulence
It appears that evolution and population dynamics give rise to a feedback mechanism that when double infections are frequent, increased virulence is favored; but when pathogens become more virulent, the force of infection will decrease, favoring lower virulence again.
Eriophyoid Mites. Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control.
Due to space limitations only selected papers have been listed. Part 1 THE ERIOPHYOIDEA. External Anatomy and Notation of Structures (E.E. Lindquist). Systematics, Diagnoses for Major Taxa, and Keys…
Differential Timing of Spider Mite-Induced Direct and Indirect Defenses in Tomato Plants1[w]
It is indicated that tomato activates its indirect defenses (volatile production) to complement the direct defense response against spider mites, and a significant increase in the emission of volatile terpenoids was delayed until day four.
A herbivore that manipulates plant defence
The spider mite Tetranychus evansi suppresses the induction of the salicylic acid and jasmonic acid signalling routes involved in induced plant defences in tomato, providing a new perspective on plant–herbivore interactions, plant protection and plant resistance to invasive species.
Plant strategies of manipulating predatorprey interactions through allelochemicals: Prospects for application in pest control
- M. Dicke, M. Sabelis, J. Takabayashi, J. Bruin, M. Posthumus
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 1 November 1990
Crop protection in the future should include tactics whereby man becomes an ally to plants in their strategies to manipulate predator-prey interactions through allelochemicals, which makes sense from an evolutionary point of view.
Jasmonic Acid Is a Key Regulator of Spider Mite-Induced Volatile Terpenoid and Methyl Salicylate Emission in Tomato1[w]
- K. Ament, M. Kant, M. Sabelis, M. Haring, R. Schuurink
- Environmental Science, BiologyPlant Physiology
- 1 August 2004
It is concluded that JA is essential for establishing the spider mite-induced indirect defense response in tomato.
HOW PLANTS BENEFIT FROM PROVIDING FOOD TO PREDATORS EVEN WHEN IT IS ALSO EDIBLE TO HERBIVORES
Replicated greenhouse experiments showed that addition of pollen every two weeks to one young mature leaf of a male-sterile cucumber plant increased predator population growth, and this question was investigated using a mathematical model and experiments.
Spider mites suppress tomato defenses downstream of jasmonate and salicylate independently of hormonal crosstalk
The results show that suppressing defenses not only brings benefits but, within herbivore communities, can also generate a considerable ecological cost when promoting the population growth of a competitor.