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Global Invasion History of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta
Argentine fire ants have spread around the world from a population that was first established a century ago in North America. The fire ant Solenopsis invicta is a significant pest that wasExpand
Resistance and Synergistic Effects of Insecticides in Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Taiwan
Abstract Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), were treated with 10 insecticides, including six organophosphates (naled, trichlorfon, fenitrothion, fenthion, formothion, and malathion),Expand
Mutations in the acetylcholinesterase gene of Bactrocera dorsalis associated with resistance to organophosphorus insecticides.
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, associated with resistance to an organophosphorus insecticide have beenExpand
Discovery of Genes Related to Insecticide Resistance in Bactrocera dorsalis by Functional Genomic Analysis of a De Novo Assembled Transcriptome
Insecticide resistance has recently become a critical concern for control of many insect pest species. Genome sequencing and global quantization of gene expression through analysis of theExpand
Loss of microbial (pathogen) infections associated with recent invasions of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta
Loss of natural enemies during colonization is a prominent hypothesis explaining enhanced performance of invasive species in introduced areas. Numerous studies have tested this enemy releaseExpand
A new horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n. (Nematomorpha, Gordiida) from Hierodula mantids of Taiwan and Japan with redescription of a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis
Abstract A new species of horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n., is described and compared to a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis. Although both species possess the same sixExpand
An improved bioassay facilitates the screening of repellents against cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
BACKGROUND Repellents are a common method for preventing flea bites, making an effective system for flea repellent screening advantageous. We describe an improved technique to facilitate repellentExpand
Truncated transcripts of nicotinic acetylcholine subunit gene Bdα6 are associated with spinosad resistance in Bactrocera dorsalis.
Spinosad-resistance mechanisms of Bactrocera dorsalis, one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide, were investigated. Resistance levels to spinosad in a B. dorsalis strain from TaiwanExpand
Prevalence of Rickettsia felis and the First Identification of Bartonella henselae Fizz/CAL-1 in Cat Fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) from Taiwan
ABSTRACT Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis [Bouché]) are the primary ectoparasites of dog and cat populations. In this study, we report the monthly population dynamics of Rickettsia felis andExpand
Terminating red imported fire ants using Cinnamomum osmophloeum leaf essential oil.
Eleven compounds from indigenous cinnamon (Cinnamomum osmophloeum) leaf essential oil were identified by GC-MS and the dominant constituent was trans-cinnamaldehyde (79.85%). The toxicity of leafExpand