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Transformation of Saussurea involucrata by Agrobacterium rhizogenes: hairy root induction and syringin production
Abstract Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated genetic transformation of Saussurea involucrata was investigated. Four bacterial strains, A4, LBA 9402, R1000 and R1601 and three explant types, leaf blade,Expand
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The phylogenetic position of eriophyoid mites (superfamily Eriophyoidea) in Acariformes inferred from the sequences of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear small subunit (18S) rRNA gene.
Eriophyoid mites (superfamily Eriophyoidea) comprise >4400 species worldwide. Despite over a century of study, the phylogenetic position of these mites within Acariformes is still poorly resolved.Expand
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Invasion Genetics of the Western Flower Thrips in China: Evidence for Genetic Bottleneck, Hybridization and Bridgehead Effect
The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), is an invasive species and the most economically important pest within the insect order Thysanoptera. F. occidentalis, which isExpand
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Homoplastic evolution and host association of Eriophyoidea (Acari, Prostigmata) conflict with the morphological-based taxonomic system.
The superfamily Eriophyoidea is exceptionally diverse and its members are highly host-specific. Currently, the taxonomy of this group is based on morphology only. However, phylogenetic relationshipsExpand
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Identification of two lineages of host-associated eriophyoid mites predisposed to different levels of host diversification.
Herbivorous arthropods can diversify as a consequence of evolutionary changes in response to their plant hosts. Current patterns of host association of herbivores are likely to reflect a longExpand
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Population Genetic Structure of the Twospotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) from China
Abstract The Chinese population genetic structure of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), was investigated by amplifying and sequencing a portion (453 bp) inExpand
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The mitochondrial genomes of sarcoptiform mites: are any transfer RNA genes really lost?
BackgroundMitochondrial (mt) genomes of animals typically contain 37 genes for 13 proteins, two ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes and 22 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes. In sarcoptiform mites, the entire set ofExpand
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Eriophyoidea of China: a review of progress, with a checklist
This paper reviews the taxonomic research on the superfamily Eriophyoidea in China, with an updated checklist of 932 species belonging to 3 families, 10 subfamilies, 15 tribes and 187 genera,Expand
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Mitigation of nitrite toxicity by increased salinity is associated with multiple physiological responses: A case study using an economically important model species, the juvenile obscure puffer
Nitrite is a common pollutant in water and is highly toxic to aquatic animals. To reveal the mechanism of salinity in attenuating nitrite toxicity to fish, we measured the physiological responses ofExpand
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Identification and molecular phylogeny of agriculturally important spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences, with an emphasis on Tetranychus.
Tetranychid mites are serious agricultural pests. Identification of species in the Tetranychidae is hampered by their close morphological similarities, especially for species within the genusExpand
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