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Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region
The Texas-Mexico transboundary region appears to be part of a continuum in the pathogenic landscape of LD, and forecasting based on climate trends provides a tool to adapt strategies in the near future to mitigate the impact of LD related to its distribution and risk for transmission to human populations.
Occurrence of Entomopathogenic Fungi from Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems in Saltillo, México, and their Virulence Towards Thrips and Whiteflies
Soils in these habitats are reservoirs of diverse strains with potential for use in biocontrol, and pathogenicity varied among strains, and some strains possessed significant virulence.
Testing host‐associated differentiation in a quasi‐endophage and a parthenogen on native trees
It is found that the quasi‐endophage is panmictic, whereas the parthenogen exhibits HAD on their sympatric host plants, pecan and water hickory, at a geographic mesoscale.
Evolution of the indoor biome.
Invasion of sorghum in the Americas by a new sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) superclone
The results show that the SCA outbreak in the Americas and the Caribbean observed since 2013 belong to populations exhibiting low genetic diversity and consisting of a dominant clonal lineage, MLL-F, which colonizes Sorghum spp.
Number of individuals and molecular markers to use in genetic differentiation studies
A method is presented that provides statistical criteria to verify that individual and marker sample sizes are sufficient to accurately depict genetic differentiation among different populations, and uses a resampling technique to assess the reproducibility of obtaining a particular grouping pattern for specific data sets.
Geographic Population Structure of the Sugarcane Borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the Southern United States
Geographic population structure in the southern United States is found which suggests two introductions and the presence of a previously unknown cryptic species.
Population genetic structure of a specialist leafhopper on Zea: likely anthropogenic and ecological determinants of gene flow
The results showed that corn leafhopper in Mexico is composed of at least two genetically discrete populations: an ‘Itinerant’ population associated with the annual hosts maize and Balsas teosinte, which appears to be widely distributed in Mexico, and a ‘Las Joyas” population restricted to perennial teosintse and confined to a small mountain range in western‐central Mexico.
Geographic pattern of host‐associated differentiation in the cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus
It is suggested that precipitation differences among locations translate into heterogeneity in vegetation distribution, composition, and phenology, which altogether may contribute to the observed geographic pattern of HAD.
Geographic variation in male courtship acoustics and genetic divergence of populations of the Cotesia flavipes species complex
Significant differences in acoustic signals and genetic structure occurred among allopatric populations of the Cotesia flavipes species complex; these differences support the recent designation of one population as a new species.