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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098188/insecticide-resistance-status-in-the-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-genetic-groups-asia-i-asia-ii-1-and-asia-ii-7-on-the-indian-subcontinent
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N C Naveen, Rahul Chaubey, Dinesh Kumar, K B Rebijith, Raman Rajagopal, B Subrahmanyam, S Subramanian
The present study is a summary of the current level of the insecticide resistance to selected organophosphates, pyrethroids, and neonicotinoids in seven Indian field populations of Bemisia tabaci genetic groups Asia-I, Asia-II-1, and Asia-II-7. Susceptibility of these populations was varied with Asia-II-7 being the most susceptible, while Asia-I and Asia-II-1 populations were showing significant resistance to these insecticides. The variability of the LC50 values was 7x for imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, 5x for monocrotophos and 3x for cypermethrin among the Asia-I, while, they were 7x for cypermethrin, 6x for deltamethrin and 5x for imidacloprid within the Asia-II-1 populations...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092127/induction-of-p450-genes-in-nilaparvata-lugens-and-sogatella-furcifera-by-two-neonicotinoid-insecticides
#2
Yuan-Xue Yang, Na Yu, Jian-Hua Zhang, Yi-Xi Zhang, Ze-Wen Liu
Nilaparvata lugens and Sogatella furcifera are two primary planthoppers on rice throughout Asian countries and areas. Neonicotinoid insecticides, such as imidacloprid (IMI), have been extensively used to control rice planthoppers and IMI resistance consequently occurred with an important mechanism from the over-expression of P450 genes. The induction of P450 genes by IMI may increase the ability to metabolize this insecticide in planthoppers and increase the resistance risk. In this study, the induction of P450 genes was compared in S...
January 16, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087090/quantifying-exposure-of-wild-bumblebees-to-mixtures-of-agrochemicals-in-agricultural-and-urban-landscapes
#3
Cristina Botías, Arthur David, Elizabeth M Hill, Dave Goulson
The increased use of pesticides has caused concern over the possible direct association of exposure to combinations of these compounds with bee health problems. There is growing proof that bees are regularly exposed to mixtures of agrochemicals, but most research has been focused on managed bees living in farmland, whereas little is known about exposure of wild bees, both in farmland and urban habitats. To determine exposure of wild bumblebees to pesticides in agricultural and urban environments through the season, specimens of five different species were collected from farms and ornamental urban gardens in three sampling periods...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079366/the-neonicotinoid-insecticide-thiacloprid-impacts-upon-bumblebee-colony-development-under-field-conditions
#4
Ciaran Ellis, Kirsty J Park, Penelope Whitehorn, Arthur David, Dave Goulson
The impacts of pesticides, and in particular of neonicotinoids, on bee health remain much debated. Many studies describing negative effects have been criticised as the experimental protocol did not perfectly simulate real-life field scenarios. Here, we placed free-flying bumblebee colonies next to raspberry crops that were either untreated or treated with the neonicotinoid thiacloprid as part of normal farming practice. Colonies were exposed to the raspberry crops for a two week period before being relocated to either a flower-rich or flower-poor site...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076392/arthropod-pest-control-for-uk-oilseed-rape-comparing-insecticide-efficacies-side-effects-and-alternatives
#5
Han Zhang, Tom Breeze, Alison Bailey, David Garthwaite, Richard Harrington, Simon G Potts
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is an important combinable break crop in the UK, which is largely protected from arthropod pests by insecticidal chemicals. Despite ongoing debate regarding the use of neonicotinoids, the dominant seed treatment ingredients used for this crop, there is little publicly available data comparing the efficacy of insecticides in controlling key arthropod pests or comparing the impacts on non-target species and the wider environment. To provide an insight into these matters, a UK-wide expert survey targeting agronomists and entomologists was conducted from March to June 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073057/neonicotinoids-transference-from-the-field-to-the-hive-by-honey-bees-towards-a-pesticide-residues-biomonitor
#6
Niell Silvina, Jesús Florencia, Pérez Nicolás, Pérez Cecilia, Pareja Lucía, Silvana Abbate, Carrasco-Letelier Leonidas, Díaz Sebastián, Mendoza Yamandú, Cesio Verónica, Heinzen Horacio
The beehive as a quantitative monitor of pesticide residues applied over a soybean crop was studied through a semi field experiment of controlled exposure of honey bees to pesticides in macro tunnels. The distribution within exposed beehives of pesticides commonly used in soybean plantation, was assessed. Residue levels of insecticides in soybean leaves, honey bees, wax, honey and pollen were analyzed. The transference from pesticides present in the environment into the beehive was evidenced. The obtained results allow relating pesticide concentrations present in the environment with traces found in foraging bees...
January 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072454/non-neuronal-acetylcholine-involved-in-reproduction-in-mammals-and-honeybees
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Ignaz Wessler, Charles James Kirkpatrick
Bacteria and archaea synthesize acetylcholine (ACh). Thus it can be postulated that ACh was created by nature roughly 3 billion years ago. Therefore, the wide expression of ACh in nature (i.e. in bacteria, archaea, unicellular organisms, plants, fungi, non-vertebrates and vertebrates and the abundance of non-neuronal cells of mammals) is not surprising. The term non-neuronal ACh and non-neuronal cholinergic system have been introduced to describe the auto- and paracrine, i.e. local regulatory actions of cells not innervated by neuronal cholinergic fibers to communicate among themselves...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049707/pleiotropic-effects-of-loss-of-the-d%C3%AE-1-subunit-in-drosophila-melanogaster-implications-for-insecticide-resistance
#8
Jason Somers, Hang Ngoc Bao Luong, Judith Mitchell, Philip Batterham, Trent Perry
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are a highly conserved gene family that form pentameric receptors involved in fast excitatory synaptic neurotransmission. The specific roles individual nAChR subunits perform in Drosophila melanogaster and other insects are relatively uncharacterized. Of the 10 D. melanogaster nAChR subunits, only three have described roles in behavioral pathways; Dα3 and Dα4 in sleep, and Dα7 in the escape response. Other subunits have been associated with resistance to several classes of insecticides...
January 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043332/resistance-of-green-lacewing-chrysoperla-carnea-stephens-to-nitenpyram-cross-resistance-patterns-mechanism-stability-and-realized-heritability
#9
Muhammad Mudassir Mansoor, Abu Bakar Muhammad Raza, Naeem Abbas, Muhammad Anjum Aqueel, Muhammad Afzal
The green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea Stephens (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) is a major generalist predator employed in integrated pest management (IPM) plans for pest control on many crops. Nitenpyram, a neonicotinoid insecticide has widely been used against the sucking pests of cotton in Pakistan. Therefore, a field green lacewing strain was exposed to nitenpyram for five generations to investigate resistance evolution, cross-resistance pattern, stability, realized heritability, and mechanisms of resistance...
January 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043328/rna-interference-of-three-up-regulated-transcripts-associated-with-insecticide-resistance-in-an-imidacloprid-resistant-population-of-leptinotarsa-decemlineata
#10
Justin Clements, Sean Schoville, Nathan Peterson, Anders S Huseth, Que Lan, Russell L Groves
The Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), is a major agricultural pest of potatoes in the Central Sands production region of Wisconsin. Previous studies have shown that populations of L. decemlineata have become resistant to many classes of insecticides, including the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid. Furthermore, L. decemlineata has multiple mechanisms of resistance to deal with a pesticide insult, including enhanced metabolic detoxification by cytochrome p450s and glutathione S-transferases...
January 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040617/comparative-ecotoxicity-of-imidacloprid-and-dinotefuran-to-aquatic-insects-in-rice-mesocosms
#11
Koji Kobashi, Takaaki Harada, Yoshihiro Adachi, Miho Mori, Makoto Ihara, Daisuke Hayasaka
There are growing concerns about the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on ecosystems worldwide, and yet ecotoxicity of many of these chemicals at community or ecosystem levels have not been evaluated under realistic conditions. In this study, effects of two neonicotinoid insecticides, imidacloprid and dinotefuran, on aquatic insect assemblages were evaluated in experimental rice mesocosms. During the 5-month period of the rice-growing season, residual concentrations of imidacloprid were 5-10 times higher than those of dinotefuran in both soil and water...
December 29, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030617/sublethal-effects-of-imidacloprid-on-honey-bee-colony-growth-and-activity-at-three-sites-in-the-u-s
#12
William G Meikle, John J Adamczyk, Milagra Weiss, Ales Gregorc, Don R Johnson, Scott D Stewart, Jon Zawislak, Mark J Carroll, Gus M Lorenz
Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid pesticide heavily used by the agricultural industry and shown to have negative impacts on honey bees above certain concentrations. We evaluated the effects of different imidacloprid concentrations in sugar syrup using cage and field studies, and across different environments. Honey bee colonies fed sublethal concentrations of imidicloprid (0, 5, 20 and 100 ppb) over 6 weeks in field trials at a desert site (Arizona), a site near intensive agriculture (Arkansas) and a site with little nearby agriculture but abundant natural forage (Mississippi) were monitored with respect to colony metrics, such as adult bee and brood population sizes, as well as pesticide residues...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028702/field-evidence-of-bird-poisonings-by-imidacloprid-treated-seeds-a-review-of-incidents-reported-by-the-french-sagir-network-from-1995-to-2014
#13
Florian Millot, Anouk Decors, Olivier Mastain, Thomas Quintaine, Philippe Berny, Danièle Vey, Romain Lasseur, Elisabeth Bro
The large-scale use of neonicotinoid insecticides has raised growing concerns about their potential adverse effects on farmland birds, and more generally on biodiversity. Imidacloprid, the first neonicotinoid commercialized, has been identified as posing a risk for seed-eating birds when it is used as seed treatment of some crops since the consumption of a few dressed seeds could cause mortality. But evidence of direct effects in the field is lacking. Here, we reviewed the 103 wildlife mortality incidents reported by the French SAGIR Network from 1995 to 2014, for which toxicological analyses detected imidacloprid residues...
December 27, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028167/potato-psyllid-hemiptera-triozidae-response-to-insecticides-under-controlled-greenhouse-conditions
#14
E R Echegaray, A C Vinchesi, S I Rondon, J M Alvarez, N McKinley
Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) is a common pest of solanaceous crops largely known for vectoring "psyllid yellows" in potatoes. In recent years, however, this pest has attracted considerable attention for vectoring Zebra Chip, a devastating bacterial disease that was first reported in the United States in 2004 and has spread across the southern and northwestern states, causing significant economic losses to potato growers and the industry. Management of the disease is mainly achieved by reducing the psyllid population using insecticides, including pyrethroids and neonicotinoids; however, new insecticides with different modes of action are needed to avoid the acquisition of resistance...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025226/response-of-pemphigus-betae-hemiptera-aphididae-and-beneficial-epigeal-arthropod-communities-to-sugarbeet-plant-density-and-seed-applied-insecticide-in-western-nebraska
#15
R J Pretorius, G L Hein, E E Blankenship, F F Purrington, J D Bradshaw
This study investigated the impact of a neonicotinoid seed-applied insecticide (Poncho Beta) and two plant densities (86,487 and 61,776 plants per hectare) on the sugarbeet root aphid (Pemphigus betae Doane), beneficial epigeal arthropods, and selected crop yield parameters in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L. var. vulgaris). Ground beetles and centipedes were the most commonly collected taxa during 2012 and 2013, respectively. Centipede, spider, and rove beetle activity densities were not affected by the seed-applied insecticide, whereas plant density had a marginal effect on centipede activity density during 2012...
December 26, 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019077/the-adverse-impact-of-the-neonicotinoid-seed-treatment-ban-on-crop-protection-in-oilseed-rape-in-the-uk
#16
Alan M Dewar
This paper describes the consequences of the ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments on pest management in oilseed rape. Since the ban was implemented in December 2013, there have been serious crop losses in 2014, 2015 and 2016 due to cabbage stem flea beetles, Psylliodes chrysocephala, and aphids, Myzus persicae, which have developed resistance to the alternative pyrethroid sprays that were employed to control them. This has resulted in increased crop losses, decreased yields, and a substantial decrease in the area grown, leading to fewer flowering crops available in the spring, especially in the eastern region of the UK...
December 26, 2016: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007651/alternative-splicing-in-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subunits-from-locusta-migratoria-and-its-influence-on-acetylcholine-potencies
#17
Yixi Zhang, Yang Liu, Haibo Bao, Huahua Sun, Zewen Liu
Due to the great abundance within insect central nervous system (CNS), nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play key roles in insect CNS, which makes it to be the targets of several classes of insecticides, such as neonicotinoids. Insect nAChRs are pentameric complexes consisting of five subunits, and a dozen subunits in one insect species can theoretically comprise diverse nAChRs. The alternative splicing in insect nAChR subunits may increase the diversity of insect nAChRs. In the oriental migratory locust (Locusta migratoria manilensis Meyen), a model insect species with agricultural importance, the alternative splicing was found in six α subunits among nine α and two β subunits, such as missing conserved residues in Loop D from Locα1, Locα6 and Locα9, a 34-residue insertion in Locα8 cytoplasmic loop, and truncated transcripts for Locα4, Locα7 and Locα9...
December 19, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003337/bacterial-biodegradation-of-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-soil-and-water-systems
#18
Sarfraz Hussain, Carol J Hartley, Madhura Shettigar, Gunjan Pandey
Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic systemic insecticides used in plant protection worldwide. Unfortunately, application of neonicotinoids affects both beneficial and target insects indiscriminately. Being water soluble and persistent, these pesticides are capable of disrupting both food chains and biogeochemical cycles. This review focuses on the biodegradation of neonicotinoids in soil and water systems by the bacterial community. Several bacterial strains have been isolated and identified as capable of transforming neonicotinoids in the presence of an additional carbon source...
December 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001052/modeling-re-mobilization-of-neonicotinoid-residues-from-tree-foliage-in-streams-a-relevant-exposure-pathway-in-risk-assessment
#19
Dominic Englert, Nikita Bakanov, Jochen Peter Zubrod, Ralf Schulz, Mirco Bundschuh
Systemic neonicotinoid insecticides are increasingly used as a crop protection measure to suppress insect pests on trees. However, senescent foliage falling from treated trees represents a rarely studied pathway through which neonicotinoids may enter non-target environments, e.g., surface waters. To estimate risk posed by this pathway, neonicotinoid residues were analyzed in foliage from black alder trees treated with one of three neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, thiacloprid, or acetamiprid) at five concentrations, each ranging from 0...
December 21, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989110/photochemistry-of-the-neonicotinoid-imidacloprid-on-surfaces
#20
Kifle Z Aregahegn, Dorit Shemesh, R Benny Gerber, Barbara J Finlayson-Pitts
Imidacloprid (IMD) is the most widely used neonicotinoid insecticide found on environmental surfaces and in water. Analysis of surface-bound IMD photolysis products was performed using attenuated total reflectance FTIR (ATR-FTIR), electrospray ionization (ESI-MS), direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS) and transmission FTIR for gas phase products. Photolysis quantum yields (φ) for loss of IMD were determined to be (1.6 ± 0.6) x 10-3 (1s) at 305 nm and (8.5 ± 2.1) x 10-3 (1s) at 254 nm. The major product is the imidacloprid urea derivative (IMD-UR, 84% yield), with smaller amounts of the desnitro imidacloprid (DN-IMD, 16% yield) product, and gaseous nitrous oxide (N2O)...
December 19, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
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