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Cover for Reality, abstractions and systems.

This chapter provides information on life history and behaviour of butterflies. It focus on nature of systems theory, the basic feature of systems model (feedbacks and regulation) and the practical development of systems model.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter A.5: measurement of relationships in systems.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomic constraints in biological systems.

This chapter focuses on the primary factors that place constraints on butterfly biology systems. Information is provided on taxonomic differences and a brief exploration of the division within butterflies is discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adult feeding - refuelling strategies.

This chapter provides information on different feeding behaviours of butterflies, including alternative food sources, feeding time, choosing the right flower, and feeding in puddles.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aphid transcriptomics - past, present and future.

This chapter provides a brief overview of insect genomic and transcriptomic research, focusing on aphid transcriptomics. Transcriptomic surveys in different model and non-model aphid species regarding their biology, host specificity, viral transmission, polyphenism and pesticide resistance are...

Author(s)
Sattar, S.; Thompson, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cytochrome P450s in the era of transcriptomics.

This chapter focuses on the progress of P450 research in insects, particularly with respect to the contributions of next-generation sequencing as a new, accelerating tool for high-throughput discovery. Past and recent research on species of Lepidoptera were used as example, illustrating the...

Author(s)
Calla, B.; Berenbaum, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Whole-body transcriptome of the Douglas-fir seed chalcid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Megastigmus spermotrophus</i>, reveals ecological and evolutionary insights.

This chapter aims to show the utility of whole-body transcriptomics in the study of wasp venom evolution and of associated microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and intracellular parasites. It focuses on a unique chalcid wasp, Megastigmus spermotrophus, that has secondarily evolved to...

Author(s)
Paulson, A. R.; Ehlting, J.; Aderkas, P. von; Perlman, S. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using RNA-seq to help identify functions in unknown organs.

This chapter focuses on discovering the function of midgut in Phasmatodea. The appendices of the Phasmatodea midgut are not simply extra excretory organs. They are involved in multiple drug resistance, eliminating foreign compounds from the hemolymph through an array of ABC transporters and...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter

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