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BACKGROUND Increasing our knowledge of past influenza pandemic patterns in different regions of the world is crucial to guide preparedness plans against future influenza pandemics. Here, we undertook extensive archival collection efforts from three representative cities of Peru-Lima in the central coast, Iquitos in the northeastern Amazon region, Ica in the(More)
Alfalfa is the number one valued field crop in California with 1 million acres and hay production of nearly $1 billion per year. Several insect pests injure alfalfa plants reducing crop yields and quality. The alfalfa weevil complex, comprised of the Egyptian alfalfa weevil (EAW), Hypera brunneipennis, and alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, is the most(More)
Weed control is generally the first major decision to be made once alfalfa has germinated. Managing weeds in a timely manner is necessary to provide maximum production of high quality alfalfa hay. A poor weed management decision can lead to stand loss, poor quality hay, unacceptable weed control, alfalfa injury and a loss of money. Herbicides are applied to(More)
Field studies were established to evaluate the efficacy of herbicides and to develop effective control programs for both marsh parsley, also referred to as wild celery ( Ciclospermum leptophyllum) and field dodder ( Cuscuta pentagona) in alfalfa hay. Best control of marsh parsley was achieved with Velpar applied alone or in combination with Gramoxone(More)
Paca (Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766) is the second largest rodent found in Brazil. The quality of the meat and a long tradition of hunting have contributed to the decline of the natural populations of this species. Hunting of paca is strictly prohibited in Brazil, but in spite of this restriction, no forensic tools are available for the identification of(More)
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