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The genome of Tetranychus urticae reveals herbivorous pest adaptations
The completely sequenced and annotated spider mite genome is presented, representing the first complete chelicerate genome, and finds strong signatures of polyphagy and detoxification in gene families associated with feeding on different hosts and in new gene families acquired by lateral gene transfer. Expand
Acaricide resistance mechanisms in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae and other important Acari: a review.
The two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch is one of the economically most important pests in a wide range of outdoor and protected crops worldwide. Its control has been and still isExpand
Genome sequence of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics, and evolution
The Aedes albopictus Foshan strain has a large genome with significant population-based size variation, the largest mosquito genome sequenced to date, and its size results principally from an abundance of repetitive DNA classes. Expand
Comparative acaricide susceptibility and detoxifying enzyme activities in field-collected resistant and susceptible strains of Tetranychus urticae.
Enhanced detoxification by increased activity of mono-oxygenases (MO) and esterases is at least partially responsible for the observed resistance and cross-resistance of the two-spotted spider mite. Expand
A link between host plant adaptation and pesticide resistance in the polyphagous spider mite Tetranychus urticae
Key roles for both an expanded environmental response gene repertoire and transcriptional regulation in the life history of generalist herbivores are suggested, which support a model whereby selection for the ability to mount a broad response to the diverse defense chemistry of plants predisposes the evolution of pesticide resistance in generalists. Expand
Mitochondrial heteroplasmy and the evolution of insecticide resistance: Non-Mendelian inheritance in action
An example of insecticide resistance in an arthropod pest (Tetranychus urticae) being controlled by mtDNA and on its inheritance in a heteroplasmic mite strain is reported, providing a rare insight into non-Mendelian mechanisms of mitochondrial inheritance and evolution relevant to anticipating and understanding the development of other mitochondrially encoded adaptations in arthropods. Expand
Genetic and biochemical analysis of a laboratory-selected spirodiclofen-resistant strain of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae).
A good acaricide resistance management programme is necessary to prevent fast resistance build-up in the field, and it appeared that especially P450 monooxygenases, but also esterases and glutathione-S-transferases, could be involved in the metabolic detoxification of spirodiclofen. Expand
Resistance mechanisms to mitochondrial electron transport inhibitors in a field-collected strain of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae).
The overall lack of synergism by diethylmaleate (DEM) suggests that glutathione-S-transferases are not an important factor in resistance to METIs, and these findings probably reflect a different role of esterases and mono-oxygenases in metabolic detoxification between these compounds. Expand
The ABC gene family in arthropods: comparative genomics and role in insecticide transport and resistance.
A thorough phylogenetic analysis of the seven arthropod and human ABC protein subfamilies is conducted, to infer orthologous relationships that might suggest conserved function of ABC transporters in arthropods. Expand
Complete maternal inheritance of bifenazate resistance in Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and its implications in mode of action considerations.
An alternative hypothesis on the mode of action of bifenazate is reported, i.e. its possible interference with a non-neuronal target site, and results suggest a target-site other than GABA-gated chloride channels, most likely encoded by and located in the mitochondria. Expand