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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336369/pre-exposures-to-taro-colocasia-esculenta-leaf-volatiles-enhance-the-reproductive-behaviors-in-spodoptera-litura
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Xinlong Wan, Jiaxiu Bai, Rui Lu, Daogen Zhang, Huiyue Lin
Plant volatiles serve as sensory cues for insects to find food and habitats. They are also reported to affect many insect behaviors. In the current study, we determined how exposures to taro (Colocasia esculenta) for 24h affect reproductive behaviors in Spodoptera litura. Further, we investigated the mechanisms that regulate taro volatiles-induced reproductive behavior in S. litura by recording peripheral, behavioral, and neuronal responses of male moths to sex pheromone components (Z9,E11-14:OAc and Z9,E12-14:OAc) and their mixtures in different ratios, as well as gene expression levels of sex pheromone receptors...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334411/first-report-of-mating-disruption-with-an-aggregation-pheromone-a-case-study-with-tetropium-fuscum-coleoptera-cerambycidae
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Jon Sweeney, Peter J Silk, Marc Rhainds, Wayne MacKay, Cory Hughes, Kate Van Rooyen, Wayne MacKinnon, Gaetan Leclair, Steve Holmes, Edward G Kettela
Tetropium fuscum (F.), native to Europe and established in Nova Scotia, Canada, since at least 1990, is considered a low-to-moderate threat to spruce (Picea spp.) forests in North America and regulated as a quarantine pest by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We tested broadcast applications of the aggregation pheromone racemic (5E)-6,10-dimethyl-5,9-undecadien-2-ol (fuscumol), formulated at 10% concentration in Hercon Bio-Flakes (Hercon International, Emigsville, PA), for efficacy in disrupting T. fuscum mating and suppressing populations...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334341/large-scale-evaluation-of-association-between-pheromone-trap-captures-and-cotton-boll-infestation-for-pink-bollworm-lepidoptera-gelechiidae
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Yves Carrière, Larry Antilla, Leighton Liesner, Bruce E Tabashnik
Although transgenic cotton producing insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a cornerstone for pink bollworm control in some countries, integrated pest management remains important for bolstering sustainability of Bt cotton and is critical for controlling pink bollworm where Bt cotton is not available or where this pest has evolved resistance to Bt cotton. Here, we used data on moth captures in gossyplure-baited pheromone traps and boll infestations for 163 Bt and 152 non-Bt cotton fields from Arizona to evaluate accuracy of chemical control decisions relying on moth trapping data and capacity of Bt cotton to suppress survival of offspring produced by moths...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334330/survivorship-of-z-pheromone-race-european-corn-borer-lepidoptera-crambidae-on-a-range-of-host-plants-varying-in-defensive-chemistry
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Kelsey E Fisher, Charles E Mason, J Lindsey Flexner, Judith Hough-Goldstein, John H McDonald
The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), was introduced in North America in the early 1900s and became a major pest of corn. After its introduction, it was found on > 200 other plant hosts, but corn remained its primary host. Early life history studies indicated that European corn borer had the potential of a wide host range. For nearly 80 yr before the introduction of Bt corn, the European corn borer was a major pest of corn in North America. This study investigated the growth and survivorship of the Z-pheromone race European corn borer on a range of hosts that vary in defensive chemistries and historic degree of infestation to better understand the current host plant range of Z-pheromone race of O...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334308/evaluation-of-pheromone-trap-devices-for-the-capture-of-thaumetopoea-pityocampa-lepidoptera-thaumetopoeidae-in-southern-europe
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Christos G Athanassiou, Nickolas G Kavallieratos, David Pardo, José Sancho, Marco Colacci, Maria C Boukouvala, Anastassia J Nikolaidou, Demetrius C Kondodimas, Enrique Benavent-Fernández, Santiago Gálvez-Settier, Pasquale Trematerra
The development of reliable monitoring techniques can offer valuable sources of knowledge on the control of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Denis and Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae). Nevertheless, there is a knowledge gap on the simultaneous large-scale monitoring of T. pityocampa male adult population by using novel trap devices. Thus, the influence of type of trap device on the capture of male adults of T. pityocampa was evaluated in four areas with pine trees in southern Europe; two in Greece (Thessaly and Attica), one in Italy (Molise), and one in Spain (Valencia)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334259/population-distribution-and-range-expansion-of-the-invasive-mexican-rice-borer-lepidoptera-crambidae-in-louisiana
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Blake E Wilson, Julien M Beuzelin, Thomas E Reagan
The Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is an invasive pest that was first introduced into southern Texas in 1980 and has been expanding its range eastward along the United States Gulf Coast. The pest attacks rice (Oryza sativa L.), sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), corn (Zea mays L.), and other graminaceous crops, and its establishment in Louisiana is expected to have severe economic impacts on crop production. Range expansion and population distribution of E. loftini were monitored with a network of 77 pheromone traps throughout southwestern Louisiana from 2013 to 2015...
March 2, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334250/the-use-of-f2-screening-for-detection-of-resistance-to-emamectin-benzoate-chlorantraniliprole-and-indoxacarb-in-australian-populations-of-helicoverpa-armigera-lepidoptera-noctuidae
#7
L J Bird, L J Drynan, P W Walker
The ability to effectively detect changes in susceptibility to insecticides is an integral component of resistance management strategies and is highly dependent upon precision of methods deployed. Between 2013 and 2016, F2 screens were performed for detection of resistance alleles in Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) to emamectin benzoate, chlorantraniliprole, and indoxacarb in major cropping regions of eastern Australia. Resistance to emamectin benzoate was not detected. There were low but detectable levels of survival at discriminating concentrations of chlorantraniliprole and indoxacarb...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334232/walking-responses-of-tribolium-castaneum-coleoptera-tenebrionidae-to-its-aggregation-pheromone-and-odors-of-wheat-infestations
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B J Stevenson, L Cai, C Faucher, M Michie, A Berna, Y Ren, A Anderson, S Chyb, W Xu
The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), is a worldwide pest of stored grains. Using "Y"-tube olfactometry we studied the response of T. castaneum to odors from simulated wheat infestations containing conspecifics, and infestations containing the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae), and the granary weevil Sitophilus granarius (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Tribolium castaneum larvae were significantly attracted to odors from all three test species...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334153/efficacy-of-insect-growth-regulators-and-diamide-insecticides-for-control-of-stem-borers-lepidoptera-crambidae-in-sugarcane
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B E Wilson, M T VanWeelden, J M Beuzelin, T E Reagan, J A Prado
Field experiments assessed control of the stem borers, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) and Eoreuma loftini (Dyar), in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) with selected insect growth regulators and diamide insecticides. Tebufenozide, novaluron, chlorantraniliprole, and flubendiamide were evaluated for D. saccharalis control in four field experiments in Louisiana between 2009 and 2014. Aerial application of the same insecticides was evaluated for control of E. loftini in commercial sugarcane fields in southern Texas in 2012 and 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332467/fungal-sex-the-mucoromycota
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Soo Chan Lee, Alexander Idnurm
Although at the level of resolution of genes and molecules most information about mating in fungi is from a single lineage, the Dikarya, many fundamental discoveries about mating in fungi have been made in the earlier branches of the fungi. These are nonmonophyletic groups that were once classified into the chytrids and zygomycetes. Few species in these lineages offer the potential of genetic tractability, thereby hampering the ability to identify the genes that underlie those fundamental insights. Research performed during the past decade has now established the genes required for mating type determination and pheromone synthesis in some species in the phylum Mucoromycota, especially in the order Mucorales...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331632/group-housed-females-promote-production-of-asexual-ootheca-in-american-cockroaches
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Ko Katoh, Masazumi Iwasaki, Shouhei Hosono, Atsushi Yoritsune, Masanori Ochiai, Makoto Mizunami, Hiroshi Nishino
BACKGROUND: Facultative parthenogenesis, seen in many animal phyla, is a reproductive strategy in which females are able to generate offspring when mating partners are unavailable. In some subsocial and eusocial insects, parthenogenesis is often more prevalent than sexual reproduction. However, little is known about how social cooperation is linked to the promotion of parthenogenesis. The domiciliary cockroach Periplaneta americana is well-suited to addressing this issue as this species belongs to the superfamily Blattoidea, which diverged into eusocial termites and shows facultative parthenogenesis...
2017: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326143/posttranslational-isoprenylation-of-tryptophan-in-bacteria
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REVIEW
Masahiro Okada, Tomotoshi Sugita, Ikuro Abe
Posttranslational isoprenylation is generally recognized as a universal modification of the cysteine residues in peptides and the thiol groups of proteins in eukaryotes. In contrast, the Bacillus quorum sensing peptide pheromone, the ComX pheromone, possesses a posttranslationally modified tryptophan residue, and the tryptophan residue is isoprenylated with either a geranyl or farnesyl group at the gamma position to form a tricyclic skeleton that bears a newly formed pyrrolidine, similar to proline. The post-translational dimethylallylation of two tryptophan residues of a cyclic peptide, kawaguchipeptin A, from cyanobacteria has also been reported...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323874/c-type-allatostatins-mimic-stress-related-effects-of-alarm-pheromone-on-honey-bee-learning-and-memory-recall
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Elodie Urlacher, Jean-Marc Devaud, Alison R Mercer
As honey bee populations worldwide are declining there is an urgent need for a deeper understanding of stress reactivity in these important insects. Our data indicate that stress responses in bees (Apis mellifera L.) may be mediated by neuropeptides identified, on the basis of sequence similarities, as allatostatins (ASTA, ASTC and ASTCC). Effects of allatostatin injection are compared with stress-related changes in learning performance induced by the honeybee alarm pheromone, isopentylacetate (IPA). We find that bees can exhibit two markedly different responses to IPA, with opposing effects on learning behaviour and memory generalisation, and that strikingly similar responses can be elicited by allatostatins, in particular ASTCC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316009/safety-assessment-of-commensal-enterococci-from-dogs
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Ivana Kubašová, Viola Strompfová, Andrea Lauková
Enterococci form a complex, diverse, and very important group of bacteria from the technological and food safety aspect, or from the health-improving aspect as probiotics. Generally, enterococci are considered to be of low pathogenic potential, which is associated mostly with clinical strains. In these strains, production of virulence factors as well as resistance to many antimicrobial drugs could complicate treatment of nosocomial infections. Because there is a lack of information on incidence of these attributes in animal commensal enterococci, we screened 160 strains originating from feces of clinically healthy dogs in Eastern Slovakia (n = 105)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314230/toxicity-of-diatom-polyunsaturated-aldehydes-to-marine-bacterial-isolates-reveals-their-mode-of-action
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Milva Pepi, Hermann J Heipieper, Cecilia Balestra, Marco Borra, Elio Biffali, Raffaella Casotti
Diatoms produce and release polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs) during senescence in culture and at the end of blooms in nature and these compounds play different ecological roles, as infochemicals, allelochemicals and pheromones In order to elucidate the toxic effects of PUAs, we isolated six bacterial strains from the Mediterranean Sea during a diatom bloom and tested their tolerance to PUA in terms of growth and cell membrane properties. Based upon 16S rRNA sequencing, these bacteria were assigned to the genera Pseudomonas, Sufflavibacter, Halomonas, Vibrio, Idiomarina, and Labrenzia...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302853/aggregation-of-the-whi3-protein-not-loss-of-heterochromatin-causes-sterility-in-old-yeast-cells
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Gavin Schlissel, Marek K Krzyzanowski, Fabrice Caudron, Yves Barral, Jasper Rine
In yeast, heterochromatin silencing is reported to decline in aging mother cells, causing sterility in old cells. This process is thought to reflect a decrease in the activity of the NAD(+) (oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)-dependent deacetylase Sir2. We tested whether Sir2 becomes nonfunctional gradually or precipitously during aging. Unexpectedly, silencing of the heterochromatic HML and HMR loci was not lost during aging. Old cells could initiate a mating response; however, they were less sensitive to mating pheromone than were young cells because of age-dependent aggregation of Whi3, an RNA-binding protein controlling S-phase entry...
March 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294146/resisting-majesty-apis-cerana-has-lower-antennal-sensitivity-and-decreased-attraction-to-queen-mandibular-pheromone-than-apis-mellifera
#17
Shihao Dong, Ping Wen, Qi Zhang, Xinyu Li, Ken Tan, James Nieh
In highly social bees, queen mandibular pheromone (QMP) is vital for colony life. Both Apis cerana (Ac) and Apis mellifera (Am) share an evolutionarily conserved set of QMP compounds: (E)-9-oxodec-2-enoic acid (9-ODA), (E)-9-hydroxydec-2-enoic acid (9-HDA), (E)-10-hydroxy-dec-2-enoic acid (10-HDA), 10-hydroxy-decanoic acid (10-HDAA), and methyl p-hydroxybenzoate (HOB) found at similar levels. However, evidence suggests there may be species-specific sensitivity differences to QMP compounds because Ac workers have higher levels of ovarian activation than Am workers...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293820/crosstalk-of-cell-polarity-signaling-pathways
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REVIEW
Tomáš Mazel
Cell polarity, the asymmetric organization of cellular components along one or multiple axes, is present in most cells. From budding yeast cell polarization induced by pheromone signaling, oocyte polarization at fertilization to polarized epithelia and neuronal cells in multicellular organisms, similar mechanisms are used to determine cell polarity. Crucial role in this process is played by signaling lipid molecules, small Rho family GTPases and Par proteins. All these signaling circuits finally govern the cytoskeleton, which is responsible for oriented cell migration, cell shape changes, and polarized membrane and organelle trafficking...
March 14, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290982/mating-and-male-pheromone-kill-caenorhabditis-males-through-distinct-mechanisms
#19
Cheng Shi, Alexi M Runnels, Coleen T Murphy
Differences in longevity between sexes is a mysterious yet general phenomenon across great evolutionary distances. To test the roles of responses to environmental cues and sexual behaviors in longevity regulation, we examined Caenorhabditis male lifespan under solitary, grouped, and mated conditions. We find that neurons and the germline are required for male pheromone-dependent male death. Hermaphrodites with a masculinized nervous system secrete male pheromone and are susceptible to male pheromone killing...
March 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282894/a-multi-attribute-pheromone-ant-secure-routing-algorithm-based-on-reputation-value-for-sensor-networks
#20
Lin Zhang, Na Yin, Xiong Fu, Qiaomin Lin, Ruchuan Wang
With the development of wireless sensor networks, certain network problems have become more prominent, such as limited node resources, low data transmission security, and short network life cycles. To solve these problems effectively, it is important to design an efficient and trusted secure routing algorithm for wireless sensor networks. Traditional ant-colony optimization algorithms exhibit only local convergence, without considering the residual energy of the nodes and many other problems. This paper introduces a multi-attribute pheromone ant secure routing algorithm based on reputation value (MPASR)...
March 8, 2017: Sensors
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