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Arabidopsis IQD1, a novel calmodulin-binding nuclear protein, stimulates glucosinolate accumulation and plant defense.
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It is proposed that IQD1 to be novel nuclear factor that integrates intracellular Ca(2+) signals to fine-tune glucosinolate accumulation in response to biotic challenge. Expand
Diet and size influence sexual advertisement and copulatory success of males in Mediterranean fruit fly leks
1. The objective of the work reported here was to test the hypothesis that in insects that invest considerable energy in sexual displays and courtship, foraging successfully for food affects theirExpand
Post-Teneral Protein Feeding Improves Sexual Competitiveness But Reduces Longevity of Mass-Reared Sterile Male Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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It was found that protein and sugar fed males were significantly more likely to emit pheromone (call) in leks, and morelikely to copulate, than males fed only sugar. Expand
Mechanical Stress Induces Biotic and Abiotic Stress Responses via a Novel cis-Element
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Data provide evidence for a novel cis-element that is distributed across the promoters of an array of diverse stress-responsive genes, poised to respond immediately and coordinately to stress signals, and suggests that plants may have a transcriptional network resembling the general stress signaling pathway in yeast. Expand
Nutritional reserves regulate male participation in Mediterranean fruit fly leks
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The hypotheses that (a) small males are absent from leks and (b) males with inadequate nutrient reserves are unable to participate in leks were examined. Expand
Copula duration and sperm storage in Mediterranean fruit flies from a wild population
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The results of this study were consistent with laboratory studies in that copula duration increased with female size, that sperm were stored asymmetrically between the females’ spermathecae, and that this asymmetry declined with number of sperm stored, but also found some previously unreported effects of female size. Expand
WHY DO CALLING MEDFLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) CLUSTER? ASSESSING THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR MODELS OF MEDFLY LEK EVOLUTION
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It is concluded that the evolution and selective maintenance of lekking behavior in the medfly can be attributed to a complex mosaic of interacting ecological pressures. Expand
Mediterranean Fruit Fly leks: factors affecting male location
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It is concluded that male medflies occupy locations which confer suitable microclimates for calling and copulating, and suitable 3-D locations within the canopy which provide protection from predators, wind, direct sunlight and water loss. Expand
Distinct Roles of Jasmonates and Aldehydes in Plant-Defense Responses
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This study conclusively establishes that jasmonates and C6-aldehydes play distinct roles in plant defense responses, and characterized the volatiles emitted by these plants upon aphid infestation or mechanical wounding and identified hexenyl acetate as the predominant compound in these volatile blends. Expand
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS OR KISS OF DEATH? SURVIVAL AND SEXUAL PERFORMANCE OF PROTEIN-FED, STERILE MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE)
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It may be better to release relatively short-lived flies that are highly competitive, rather than long-lived, sexually ineffective ones, to improve the effectiveness of the sterile insect technique. Expand
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