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Population-specific expression of antimicrobial peptides conferring pathogen resistance in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis
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It is shown that a native population is more susceptible to P. entomomophila infection than an invasive population and suggests that rapid gene expression changes and a highly adaptive immune system could promote pathogen resistance and thereby invasive performance. Expand
The infection of Harmonia axyridis by a parasitic nematode is mediated by entomopathogenic bacteria and triggers sex-specific host immune responses
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Evidence is provided that the female immune system responds much more strongly to the nematodes and provokes a more robust invasion strategy involving the bacterial mutualists, which could help develop a biological strategy to counter the spread of this insect pest. Expand
Do microsporidia function as “biological weapon” for Harmonia axyridis under natural conditions?
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The results support the idea that competitive advantage during intraguild predation greatly facilitates the success of H. axyridis and that this may help this highly invasive species to outcompete native species. Expand
Silencing of the DNA methyltransferase 1 associated protein 1 (DMAP1) gene in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis implies a role of the DNA methyltransferase 1‐DMAP1 complex in female fecundity
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It is found that silencing the gene encoding for DNA methyltransferase 1 associated protein 1 (DMAP1) severely reduced female fecundity, which correlated with an abundance of degenerated ovaries in DMAP1‐knockdown female beetles. Expand
Silencing of the DMAP1 gene in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis implicates a role of the DNMT1-DMAP1 complex in female fecundity.
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Silencing the gene encoding for DNA methyltransferase 1 associated protein 1 (DMAP1) severely reduced female fecundity, which correlated with an abundance of degenerated ovaries in DMAP1-knockdown female beetles, suggesting that the DNMT1-DM AP1 complex may influence the invasive performance of this ladybird. Expand
Flow-Design and Event-Based Components: A New Approach in Designing Software Compared to Established Procedures
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In conclusion Flow-Design and Event-Based Components provide a platform and programming language independent concept to develop software components that are reusable, maintainable and testable and can lead to a more complex coding. Expand