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GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF METABOLIC RATE: ENVIRONMENT SPECIFIC EPISTASIS BETWEEN MITOCHONDRIAL AND NUCLEAR GENES IN AN INSECT
The extent to which mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation is involved in adaptive evolutionary change is currently being reevaluated. In particular, emerging evidence suggests that mtDNA genes coevolveExpand
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Applied evolutionary ecology of insects of the subfamily Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Bean beetles of the subfamily Bruchinae (formerly, the family Bruchidae) include notorious pests of stored legumes, Callosobruchus, Caryedon, Acanthoscelides and Zabrotes that are able to feed andExpand
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Evolutionary diversification of the bean beetle genus Callosobruchus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae): traits associated with stored‐product pest status
Despite the fact that many plant‐feeding insects are pests, little effort has been made to identify key evolutionary trait transitions that allow taxa to acquire or lose pest status. A largeExpand
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Description of the soybean pod gall midge, Asphondylia yushimai sp. n. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a major pest of soybean and findings of host alternation
Abstract The soybean pod gall midge is an important pest of soybean in Japan and is known to occur also in Indonesia and China. This gall midge is described from Japan as Asphondylia yushimaisp. n.Expand
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Ecological factors associated with pest status in Callosobruchus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae): high host specificity of non-pests to Cajaninae (Fabaceae)
Abstract Larval host plants of six Callosobruchus species (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), including pest species, were discovered by collecting the seeds of wild (or inedible) and cultivated edible legumesExpand
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Establishment of Acanthoscelides pallidipennis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) feeding in seeds of the introduced legume Amorpha fruticosa, with a new record of its Eupelmus parasitoid in Japan
A North American bruchid beetle Acanthoscelides pallidipennis (Motschulsky) was newly found on Kyushu Island, Japan, the larvae of which feed in seeds of introduced false indigo (or indigobush),Expand
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Life History Parameters and Temperature Requirements for Development of an Aphid Parasitoid Aphelinus asychis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)
ABSTRACT We assessed the life history parameters and temperature requirement of a Korean population of the endoparasitoid Aphelinus asychis Walker (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), using Aphis gossypiiExpand
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Global Genetic Differentiation in a Cosmopolitan Pest of Stored Beans: Effects of Geography, Host-Plant Usage and Anthropogenic Factors
Genetic differentiation can be promoted allopatrically by geographic isolation of populations due to limited dispersal ability and diversification over time or sympatrically through, for example,Expand
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Unique clade of alphaproteobacterial endosymbionts induces complete cytoplasmic incompatibility in the coconut beetle
Significance Maternally inherited bacterial endosymbionts in arthropods manipulate host reproduction to increase the number of infected females. Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is one suchExpand
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Habitat-related mtDNA polymorphism in the stored-bean pest Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
Abstract The genetic diversity of populations of the azuki bean beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (Linnaeus) from natural, pre-harvest and post-harvest sites, was investigated to understand populationExpand
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