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Differences in Induced Volatile Emissions among Rice Varieties Result in Differential Attraction and Parasitism of Nilaparvata lugens Eggs by the Parasitoid Anagrus nilaparvatae in the Field
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The results imply that the foraging success of natural enemies of pests can be enhanced by breeding for crop varieties that release specific volatiles that are more important for attraction than the total amount emitted.
Comparative mitogenomics of Braconidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) and the phylogenetic utility of mitochondrial genomes with special reference to Holometabolous insects
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Comparative studies indicate that mitochondrial genomes are a useful phylogenetic tool at the ordinal level within Holometabola, at the superfamily within Hymenoptera and at the subfamily level within Braconidae, suggesting that the utility of mitochondrial genomes is likely to be a valuable tool for systematics in other groups of arthropods.
New Views on Strand Asymmetry in Insect Mitochondrial Genomes
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It is shown that deaminations during replication and other mutations contribute more than selection on amino acid sequences to strand compositions of G and C, and that the replication process has a stronger affect on A and T content than does transcription.
Genetic Structure and Demographic History Reveal Migration of the Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from the Southern to Northern Regions of China
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It is strongly demonstrated that the diamondback moth migrates within China from the southern to northern regions with rare effective migration in the reverse direction, providing a successful example of using population genetic approaches to resolve the seasonal migration of insects.
Comparative and phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial genomes in basal hymenopterans
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A comparative analysis of the mitochondrial genomes in the Symphyta was conducted by describing two newly sequenced ones, representing the first mitochondrial genome in family Cimbicidae, and Asiemphytus rufocephalus, from family Tenthredinidae, showing a biased usage of A and T rather than G and C.
Population genetic structure of Chilo suppressalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): strong subdivision in China inferred from microsatellite markers and mtDNA gene sequences
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It is found that this species is highly differentiated, coupled with an estimated population expansion date of at least 60 000 bp and the genetic differentiation of this borer is probably attributed to climatic and/or geological events and subsequently strengthened by the domestication of rice.
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