Phenotypic plasticity in the cold tolerance of three populations of the salvinia weevil (Cyrtobagous salviniae) from Louisiana, USA

@article{Cozad2019PhenotypicPI,
  title={Phenotypic plasticity in the cold tolerance of three populations of the salvinia weevil (Cyrtobagous salviniae) from Louisiana, USA},
  author={Alison Cozad and Rodrigo Diaz and Christopher R. Mudge},
  journal={Biocontrol Science and Technology},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={912 - 916}
}
ABSTRACT We compared the cold tolerance of three populations of the salvinia weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae. When exposed to 0°C, lethal time to kill 90% of adults from the Bayou Nicholas population was greater than the Houma and Natchitoches populations. This weevil exhibited phenotypic plasticity which could be used in mass rearing. 

Salvinia molesta D. Mitch. (Salviniaceae): impact and control.

  • J. Coetzee
  • Environmental Science
    CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
  • 2020
Abstract Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world

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