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Potential for combined use of parasitoids and generalist predators for biological control of the key invasive tomato pest Tuta absoluta
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Adding Trichogramma parasitoids to the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta populations may significantly increase the level of control of the pest over what could be attained when only the mirid predator M. pygmaeus is present on tomato. Expand
Phytophagous Arthropods and a Pathogen Sharing a Host Plant: Evidence for Indirect Plant-Mediated Interactions
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Results indicated a bi-directional negative interaction between B. cinerea and R. porosum, which is conveyed by decreased aphid growth rate and reduced fungal lesion area, as well as an indirect negative effect of B.cinerea on insect behavior. Expand
Spatiotemporal patterns of induced resistance and susceptibility linking diverse plant parasites
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The results highlight the context-dependent effects of induced defenses on a diverse community of tomato parasites and correspond to those predicted by phytohormonal theory based on feeding guild differences with key implications for the recent European invasion by T. absoluta. Expand
Sharing a predator: can an invasive alien pest affect the predation on a local pest?
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This work evaluates possible resource competition and predator-mediated interactions in a system involving one mirid predator Macrolophus pygmaeus and two pests, T. absoluta and a local whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, on greenhouse tomatoes to emphasize the critical role of generalist predators in managing both local and invasive alien pest populations. Expand
Maritime fishing during the Middle Holocene in the hyperarid coast of the Atacama Desert
Abstract The emergence of specialized fishers is often considered one of the most distinguishing traits of the Middle Holocene (ca. 8000–6000 cal BP) in the hyperarid Southern Atacama coast. Most ofExpand
Review of Indo-Pacific specimens of the subfamily Scorpaeninae (Scorpaenidae), deposited in the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, with description of a new species of Neomerinthe
L'examen de 739 specimens de la sous-famille Scorpaeninae provenant de l'Indo-Pacifique et deposes dans les collections du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, a permis de reconnaitre 13Expand
Impossible Neanderthals? Making string, throwing projectiles and catching small game during Marine Isotope Stage 4 (Abri du Maras, France)
Abstract Neanderthal behavior is often described in one of two contradictory ways: 1) Neanderthals were behaviorally inflexible and specialized in large game hunting or 2) Neanderthals exhibited aExpand
Apparent competition between major pests reduces pest population densities on tomato crop, but not yield loss
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It is demonstrated that, even if promoting apparent competition leads to actual reduction in pest densities, yield loss may not be reduced when this strategy is applied to major pests such as T. absoluta. Expand
Subsistence fishery at Hatahara (750–1230 CE), a pre-Columbian central Amazonian village
Abstract Aquatic resources play a major role in modern Amazonian societies, however little is known about their importance in pre-Columbian economies. In this paper, we present results of the firstExpand
Destructive and non-destructive microanalysis of biocarbonates applied to anomalous otoliths of archaeological and modern sciaenids (Teleostei) from Peru and Chile.
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The two species concerned, Cilus gilberti and Sciaena deliciosa, are common on the Peruvian-Chilean coast and do not seem to be affected by this morphological anomaly that maintained in their populations for thousands of years. Expand
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