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Nontarget effects--the Achilles' heel of biological control? Retrospective analyses to reduce risk associated with biocontrol introductions.
Controversy exists over ecological risks in classical biological control. We reviewed 10 projects with quantitative data on nontarget effects. Ten patterns emerged: (a) Relatives of the pest are mostExpand
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Impacts of biological control and invasive species on a non-target native Hawaiian insect
The potential for classical biological control to cause unintended harm to native species was evaluated in the case of the endemic Hawaiian koa bug, Coleotichus blackburniae White (Hemiptera:Expand
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Interaction of Resistant Plants and Wasp Parasitoids of Tobacco Budworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
The interactions of 2 species of parasitoid wasps, their host, Heliothis virescens (F.), and transgenic tobacco producing a low concentration of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner toxin wereExpand
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The Life History and Immature Stages of the Weevil Anthonomus monostigma Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Miconia calvescens DC (Melastomataceae)
Abstract. We describe and illustrate the life history and immature stages of Anthonomus monostigma Champion (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Anthonomini). This weevil is a fruit borer in MiconiaExpand
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Releases of natural enemies in Hawaii since 1980 for classical biological control of weeds.
1Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Branch, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA 2Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Branch, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 USA 3USDAForest Service,Expand
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Landscape-scale GPP and carbon density inform patterns and impacts of an invasive tree across wet forests of Hawaii.
Plant invasion typically occurs within a landscape-scale framework of abiotic and biotic conditions, often resulting in emergent feedbacks among environment, ecosystem functions, and the dominance ofExpand
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Host specificity of Tectococcus ovatus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), a potential biological control agent of the invasive strawberry guava, Psidium cattleianum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae), in Florida
Strawberry guava, Psidium cattleianum Sabine, is a woody tree or shrub native to coastal southeastern Brazil. Strawberry guava was introduced into Florida in the late 1800s as an ornamental species.Expand
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Noise impacts from professional dog grooming forced-air dryers.
This study was designed to measure the sound output of four commonly used brands of forced-air dryers used by dog groomers in the United States. Many dog groomers have questions about the effect ofExpand
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Bullatacin — in vivo and in vitro experience in an ovarian cancer model
The cytotoxicity and antitumor effects of the acetogenin Bullatacin were evaluated in vitro in multiple ovarian cancer cell lines and in vivo in a murine ovarian teratocarcinoma (MOT) model inExpand
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Ecology and impact of Allorhogas sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Apion sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) on fruits of Miconia calvescens DC (Melastomataceae) in Brazil
Abstract Two fruit-feeding insects, a gall wasp, Allorhogas sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and a beetle, Apion sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea), were evaluated in their native habitat in Brazil asExpand
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