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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 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 Info
Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Arthropod vision.

This chapter focuses on visual mechanisms of some arthropod species of agricultural importance. Species from different orders such as Araneae, Blattodea, Mantodea, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera are included.

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Lim, U. T.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Visual interactions between plants and arthropods.

This chapter focuses on the visual characteristics of plants that deter pests or attract pollinators and natural enemies. During their long period of coexistence, plants and insects have evolved a complex set of interactions including several modes of visual communication. Plants reflect sunlight...

Author(s)
Lev-Yadun, S.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms for survival: an arsenal for all occasions.

This chapter focuses on the basics of biotic mortality agents (parasitoids and predatory arthropods) and the apparent responses or adaptations of various lepidopteran species to these agents. The various mechanisms used by Lepidoptera in ensuring their survival are also discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter D.7: egg-laying - unloading the next generation.

This chapter focuses on egg-laying, which is a critical phase in butterfly behaviour. Host selection is almost invariably highly specific, such that only a fraction of potential host plants is exploited. This reflects on egg-laying fulfilling a number of integrated functions and factors include:...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adult anti-predator behaviour - life and death in the habitat.

This chapter explores the various aspects of adult butterfly behaviour in relation to predation by vertebrates and arthropods. The various risks encountered by butterflies during its adult life are presented and the various defence mechanisms they employ to evade predation are discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Abiotic and biotic regulators of the Asian citrus psyllid populations.

This chapter provides information on the various abiotic and biotic factors impacting the colonization, development and establishment of Diaphorina citri through effects on its biology, ecology and management. These abiotic factors, such as temperature, humidity, light and rain, not only have...

Author(s)
Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter focuses on the associations between Asian citrus physllid (Diaphorina citri) and its community of microorganisms. D. citri harbors a community of microorganisms that contribute to the metabolic needs, and thus the overall fitness, of its insect host. These microorganisms may also alter ...

Author(s)
Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter

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