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Phylogenetic structure and host abundance drive disease pressure in communities
Pathogens play an important part in shaping the structure and dynamics of natural communities, because species are not affected by them equally. A shared goal of ecology and epidemiology is toExpand
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Evolutionary tools for phytosanitary risk analysis: phylogenetic signal as a predictor of host range of plant pests and pathogens
Assessing risk from a novel pest or pathogen requires knowing which local plant species are susceptible. Empirical data on the local host range of novel pests are usually lacking, but we know thatExpand
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Identification and Validation of Molecular Markers Associated with Pachymetra Root Rot and Brown Rust Resistance in Sugarcane Using Map- and Association-based Approaches
Marker-assisted selection for traits that are difficult to screen for, such as resistance to many sugarcane diseases, has the potential to facilitate the development of improved cultivars inExpand
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The Impact of Plant Enemies Shows a Phylogenetic Signal
The host ranges of plant pathogens and herbivores are phylogenetically constrained, so that closely related plant species are more likely to share pests and pathogens. Here we conducted a reanalysisExpand
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Enhancing early detection of exotic pests in agricultural and forest ecosystems using an urban-gradient framework.
Urban areas are hubs of international transport and therefore are major gateways for exotic pests. Applying an urban gradient to analyze this pathway could provide insight into the ecologicalExpand
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Modeling Spatial Establishment Patterns of Exotic Forest Insects in Urban Areas in Relation to Tree Cover and Propagule Pressure
ABSTRACT As international trade increases so does the prominence of urban areas as gateways for exotic forest insects (EFI). Delimiting hot spots for invasions (i.e., areas where establishment isExpand
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Focus expansion and stability of the spread parameter estimate of the power law model for dispersal gradients
Empirical and mechanistic modeling indicate that pathogens transmitted via aerially dispersed inoculum follow a power law, resulting in dispersive epidemic waves. The spread parameter (b) of theExpand
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Chapter 11 The R ole of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity
Countries design biosecurity systems to protect their animal, plant, and environmental resources from invasive alien species. Countries maintain biosecurity systems to safely manage trade and preventExpand
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