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Entomofauna of Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin, its impact on plant yield and some aspects of the biology of Dacus bivitattus (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The fruit of C. mannii was a feeding and egg laying site for D. bivitattus, main pest of this plant, and there were various pests, predators, pollinators and nectarivorous within this fauna.
An inventory of short horn grasshoppers in the Menoua Division, West Region of Cameroon
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The present study was carried out as a first documentation of short horn grasshoppers in the Menoua Division of Cameroon with a total of 1587 specimens collected, showing 28 species that included 22 Acrididae and 6 Pyrgomorphidae.
Insects as food, traditional medicine and cultural rites in the west and south regions of Cameroon
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A study on the importance of edible insects in five divisions of Cameroon found that the majority of people consume insects mostly for their good taste and then for medicinal properties.
Culex species diversity, susceptibility to insecticides and role as potential vector of Lymphatic filariasis in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon
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The study confirms the high adaptation of CULEx species particularly Culex quinquefasciatus to the urban environment and no implication of this species in the transmission of LF in Yaoundé Cameroon.
Farmers knowledge and perception on maize stem borers and their indigenous control methods in south western region of Cameroon
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Research is needed to standardize the methods of using plant-based products and also identify the active ingredients of these plants to ensure their effectiveness against maize stem borers and other pests.
Larvicidal activity of essential oils from pericarps of ripe Citrus fruits cultivated in Cameroon on pyrethroids sensitive and resistant strains of Anopheles gambiae Giles, 1902
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Pericarps of C. limon ripe fruit could be recommended for the development of natural biocides because of higher proportions of limonene or synergistic action of certain minor compounds.
Effect of temperature on the biological parameters of the cabbage aphid Brevicoryne brassicae
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The stochastic simulation of the models obtained from the precedent biological parameters revealed that the life table parameters of B. brassicae were affected by the temperature, and the life cycle data and mathematical functions obtained in this study clearly illustrate the effect of temperature on the biology.
Plant community composition and functional characteristics define invasion and infestation of termites in cocoa agroforestry systems
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It is concluded that intermediate shaded cocoa agroforestry systems with a diversity of shade trees will limit the outbreaks of termites and provide agroForestry products that offset marketable yield loss due to termites with positive impacts on income and the sustainability of cocoa production.
Malaria prevention in the city of Yaoundé: knowledge and practices of urban dwellers
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The study indicated that, despite good knowledge of malaria and prevention measures, few people apply good practices and more sensitization needs to be done to improve adherence to good practices concerning malaria prevention and treatment.
Farmers' perception on the importance of variegated grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus (L.)) in the agricultural production systems of the humid forest zone of Southern Cameroon
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Farmers' perception have contributed to understanding the status of Z. variegatus in the humid forest zone of Southern Cameroon, where it is ranked as the third most economically important insect pest of agriculture.
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