Tiago Lucini

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We evaluated the effect of tomato genotypes with a high content of acylsugar (AS) in the F2 generation on the behavior and biology of Tetranychus urticae, the two-spotted spider mite, the associated resistance mechanisms, and the role of trichomes in this resistance. Genotypes with a high AS content, and resistance to the spider mite (RVTA-2010pl#31 and(More)
Several studies have been conducted on resistance sources to improve the genetic resistance of farm-grown tomatoes to arthropod pests, including phytophagous mites. In the present study, we evaluate the behavior of the two-spotted spider mite on different cherry tomato accessions to identify possible sources of resistance (repellent effect) to this pest.(More)
Once abundant in the Americas, the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula (L.) has gradually declined in numbers. Until the 1990s, it was considered the main pest of major crops such as soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, particularly in southern Brazil and southern USA, as well as Argentina, Uruguay, and other countries. In the past 15+ years, a dramatic(More)
The stink bug Dichelops furcatus (F.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) has increased in abundance in recent years on the wheat, Triticum aestivum L., crop cultivated in the southern region of Brazil. To investigate the probing (stylet penetration) behaviors and nonprobing behaviors of D. furcatus on wheat plants, the electrical penetration graph or(More)
Laboratory studies were conducted on food ingestion and excretion by selected species of pentatomids on different food sources to support their pest status. We compared the frequency and time of feeding on vegetative (stem) and reproductive (seed) structures of soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill and of maize, Zea mays L. by Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood),(More)
Laboratory studies with Euschistus cornutus Dallas indicated that nymphs complete development when feeding on green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L. pod, on soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill pod, and on raw shelled peanut, Arachis hypogaea L., but not on fruit (berry) of privet, Ligustrum lucidum Ait. Total mortality was lower on green bean pod (45%), and higher(More)
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