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Mechanisms of Olfaction in Parasitic Wasps: Analytical and Behavioral Studies of Response of a Specialist (Microplitis croceipes) and a Generalist (Cotesia marginiventris) Parasitoid to Host-Related Odor
Parasitic wasps (parasitoids) are known to utilize as host location cues various types of host-related volatile signals. These volatile signals could be plant-based, originate from the herbivore host, or be produced from ...
Response of Resistant Pepper Varieties to Viruses in the Genus Potyvirus
Potyviruses are a persistent threat to bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) production worldwide. We have expended much effort to study the resistance response of pepper cultivars at cellular and whole plant levels. To evaluate ...
Factors Affecting Pre-Harvest Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea L.)
Aflatoxin contamination of peanuts is one of the greatest concerns in peanut production throughout the world. Aflatoxin in peanut can be severe when plants are subjected to late season drought stress. Available carbon ...
Chemical Ecology and Management of Yellowmargined Leafbeetle Microtheca ochroloma Stal (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Cruciferous vegetable production is an important industry in Alabama and other parts of the southern United States (U.S.). Many farmers in the region grow various kinds of cruciferous crops (e.g., turnip, radish, mustard, ...
Red Imported Fire Ant Influences on White Grub Populations and Soil Foraging Characteristics in Managed Turfgrass
White grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are a significant pest of managed turfgrass throughout the United States and are difficult to monitor because of their subterranean habitat. Recent reports have stated that white ...