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BIOCHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF CITRUS TO FRUIT FLIES. DEMONSTRATION AND ELUCIDATION OF RESISTANCE TO THE CARIBBEAN FRUIT FLY, ANASTREPHA SUSPENSA
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Volatile components of the peel oil rather than high boiling fractions appear to account for oil toxicity, and grapefruit and lemons were virtually immune to successful attack by this fly. Expand
Improving the cost-effectiveness, trade and safety of biological control for agricultural insect pests using nuclear techniques
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An FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) addressed constraints related to costly production systems for biological control agents, and the presence of accompanying pest organisms during their shipment, and demonstrated the feasibility of integrating augmentative and sterile insect releases in area-wide IPM programmes. Expand
The fine structure of sense organs in the ovipositor of the parasitic wasp, Orgilus lepidus Muesebeck.
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Three types of sensilla were observed in the ovipositor, including a multicellular sensillum presumed to respond to both chemical and mechanical stimuli, plus two types of campaniform sensilla, which were indicated that the parasite probably uses these sense organs to locate hosts and distinguish healthy from already parasitized hosts. Expand
Long aculeus and behavior of Anastrepha ludens render gibberellic acid ineffective as an agent to reduce 'ruby red' grapefruit susceptibility to the attack of this pestiferous fruit fly in commercial
Treating Mexican grapefruit with gibberellic acid (GA3) before color break, significantly delayed peel color change and increased peel puncture resistance, but it did not reduce grapefruitExpand
Sense Organs in the Ovipositor of Biosteres (Opius) longicaudatus, a Parasite of the Caribbean Fruit Fly Anastrepha suspensa,
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Two types of sensilla were observed in the ovipositor of Biosteres (Opius) longicaudatus Ashmead (Braconidae) using scanning and transmission electron microscopy, where the mechanoreceptor cell may respond to tactile stimulation, whereas the chemoreceptorcell may detect ovipOSitor-promoting and deterring substances associated with suitable and unsuitable hosts. Expand
Chemically mediated host finding byBiosteres (Opius) longicaudatus, a parasitoid of tephritid fruit fly larvae
Host finding by the fruit fly parasitoidBiosteres (Opius)longicaudatus Ashmead was found to involve attraction to fermentation products emanating from rotting fruit, a probable site for location ofExpand
In vitro culture of hymenopterous larval endoparasitoids
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Growth rates were slower than in vivo, and while some larvae of each species attained apparent competence to moult, none did so, and heat-treated foetal bovine serum was growth-promoting for post-germband eggs and larvae of both parasitoids. Expand
Rearing and life history studies onBiosteres (Opius) longicaudatus [Hym.: Braconidae]
Efficient methods were developed for rearingBiosteres (Opius) longicaudatusAshmead, using the Caribbean fruit fly,Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), as the host. Evaluations were made of the influence uponExpand
Caribbean fruit fly status, economic importance, and control (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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By extending and/or increasing resistance of grapefruit, it may be possible to achieve adequate prevention of caribfly infestation throughout most of the season without the need to use expensive and troublesome postharvest disinfestation treatments in order to ship the fruit to quarantine-sensitive states and countries. Expand
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