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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932274/a-glutathione-s-transferase-tugstd05-associated-with-acaricide-resistance-in-tetranychus-urticae-directly-metabolizes-the-complex-ii-inhibitor-cyflumetofen
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Nena Pavlidi, Mousaalreza Khalighi, Antonis Myridakis, Wannes Dermauw, Nicky Wybouw, Dimitra Tsakireli, Euripides G Stephanou, Nikolaos E Labrou, John Vontas, Thomas Van Leeuwen
Cyflumetofen is a recently introduced acaricide with a novel mode of action, acting as an inhibitor of complex II of mitochondrial electron transport chain. It is activated by hydrolysis and the resulting de-esterified metabolite is a much stronger inhibitor. Cyflumetofen represents a great addition for the control of mite species including Tetranychus urticae, a major agricultural pest, which has the ability to develop resistance to most classes of pesticides rapidly. A resistant strain (Tu008R) was recently described and synergism experiments pointed towards the involvement of GSTs...
December 5, 2016: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914537/the-fenpropathrin-resistant-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-showed-increased-fecundity-with-high-content-of-vitellogenin-and-vitellogenin-receptor
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Xing Liu, Guangmao Shen, Haoran Xu, Lin He
Carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval), an agricultural pest of economically important crops, has developed resistance to a group of pesticides. We have selected a fenpropathrin-resistant strain (FeR) of T. cinnabarinus from the isogenous and susceptible strain (SS), and found that the FeR not only showed resistance but its fecundity also increased. According to the numbers of eggs laid per day of both strains, the FeR was more fertile than SS throughout the life span. To investigate the underlying reason, the protein contents of vitellogenin (vg) and vitellogenin receptor (vgr) were detected, and the results showed both of them were significantly higher in FeR than in SS...
November 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907095/phenotypic-plasticity-epigenetic-or-genetic-modifications-in-relation-to-the-duration-of-cd-exposure-within-a-microevolution-time-range-in-the-beet-armyworm
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Maria Augustyniak, Anna Płachetka-Bożek, Alina Kafel, Agnieszka Babczyńska, Monika Tarnawska, Agnieszka Janiak, Anna Loba, Marta Dziewięcka, Julia Karpeta-Kaczmarek, Agnieszka Zawisza-Raszka
In the case of the pests inhabiting metal polluted or fields where the use of pesticides is common, a natural selection of resistant individuals can occur. This may pose serious problems for humans, agriculture, as well as the economies of many countries. In this study, the hypothesis that multigenerational (120 generations) exposure to cadmium of a beet armyworm population could be a selecting factor toward a more efficient DNA protection was verified. The hemocytes of individuals from two culture strains (control and Cd-exposed) were treated with H2O2 (a DNA-damaging agent) or PBS (reference)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903366/-effects-of-organochloride-pesticides-on-dyslipidemias
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W T Shao, A H Gu
Dyslipidemias is one important risk factor associated with chronic diseases. Persistent organic pollutants are resistant to degradation and can be bio-accumulated and magnified through the food chain. Recently, the relation between dyslipidemias and organochlorine pesticides has attracted more attentions. In this review, we explored the distribution of organochloride pesticides in the environment and human body, as well as the possible underlying mechanisms of the association between dyslipidemias and organochloride pesticides, including accumulation and release of organochloride, simulation of estrogen, impact on PPARs, the metabolic fingerprint, and the inflammatory reaction...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895651/invertebrate-biosecurity-challenges-in-high-productivity-grassland-the-new-zealand-example
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Stephen L Goldson, Barbara I P Barratt, Karen F Armstrong
To protect productive grasslands from pests and diseases, effective pre- and at-border planning and interventions are necessary. Biosecurity failure inevitably requires expensive and difficult eradication, or long-term and often quite ineffective management strategies. This is compared to the early intervention more likely for sectors where there is public and political interest in plants of immediate economic and/or social value, and where associated pests are typically located above-ground on host plantings of relatively limited distribution...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884520/environmental-benignity-of-a-pesticide-in-soft-colloidal-hydrodispersive-nanometric-form-with-improved-toxic-precision-towards-the-target-organisms-than-non-target-organisms
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A P B Balaji, Thotapalli P Sastry, Subramani Manigandan, Amitava Mukherjee, Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Mosquito-borne diseases are of major concern as they cause devastating health effects, morbidity, and mortality in the human population. Conventional pesticides have failed to curb the mosquito population due to the development of insensitivity in mosquitoes. Hence, higher dosages of pesticides along with their toxic solubilizers have been employed, which have led to raise in pesticide pollution load, environmental toxicity, and human health concerns. As a realisation for the requirement of alternative pesticides, the present study has involved in the formulation of a hydrodispersive nanometric colloidal form of deltamethrin (NDM), a type-II pyrethroid pesticide, from its hydroimmisicible parental form (PDM)...
November 21, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863902/prediction-and-prevention-of-parasitic-diseases-using-a-landscape-genomics-framework
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REVIEW
Philipp Schwabl, Martin S Llewellyn, Erin L Landguth, Björn Andersson, Uriel Kitron, Jaime A Costales, Sofía Ocaña, Mario J Grijalva
Substantial heterogeneity exists in the dispersal, distribution and transmission of parasitic species. Understanding and predicting how such features are governed by the ecological variation of landscape they inhabit is the central goal of spatial epidemiology. Genetic data can further inform functional connectivity among parasite, host and vector populations in a landscape. Gene flow correlates with the spread of epidemiologically relevant phenotypes among parasite and vector populations (e.g., virulence, drug and pesticide resistance), as well as invasion and re-invasion risk where parasite transmission is absent due to current or past intervention measures...
November 16, 2016: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860007/a-neural-network-prediction-of-environmental-determinants-of-anopheles-sinensis-knockdown-resistance-mutation-to-pyrethroids-in-china
#8
Xing Wei, Guiyun Yan, Guofa Zhou, Daibin Zhong, Qiang Fang, Xiaodi Yang, Dehua Hu, Xuelian Chang
Selection pressure caused by long-term intensive use of insecticides is the key driving force in resistance development. Additional parameters such as environmental conditions may affect both the mosquito response to insecticides and the selection of resistance mechanisms. In this context, we analyzed the environmental determinants of kdr prevalence in Anopheles sinensis across China. We collected kdr frequency from 48 sites across central and southern China, together with key environmental factors including long-term climatic data, topographic features, main crops, and land cover types...
December 2016: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847184/non-stereoselective-transformation-of-the-chiral-insecticide-cycloxaprid-in-aerobic-soil
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Min Chen, Yupeng He, Yatian Yang, Lei Huang, Hanxue Zhang, Qingfu Ye, Haiyan Wang
Cycloxaprid (CYC) is one of the most effective neonicotinoid insecticides and is proposed to be a replacement of imidacloprid that has caused concerns over non-targeted resistance and ecological toxicity worldwide. The present study was performed with the (14)C-labeled racemic CYC and its two enantiomers in aerobic soil. Racemic CYC and the enantiomers 1S2R-CYC and 1R2S-CYC underwent non-stereoselective degradation in the three soils tested. During the incubation period, CYC was transformed into three achiral degradation products which displayed varying degradation kinetics dependent upon soil properties...
November 12, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846423/in-silico-target-prediction-for-elucidating-the-mode-of-action-of-herbicides-including-prospective-validation
#10
Rucha K Chiddarwar, Sebastian G Rohrer, Antje Wolf, Stefan Tresch, Sabrina Wollenhaupt, Andreas Bender
The rapid emergence of pesticide resistance has given rise to a demand for herbicides with new mode of action (MoA). In the agrochemical sector, with the availability of experimental high throughput screening (HTS) data, it is now possible to utilize in silico target prediction methods in the early discovery phase to suggest the MoA of a compound via data mining of bioactivity data. While having been established in the pharmaceutical context, in the agrochemical area this approach poses rather different challenges, as we have found in this work, partially due to different chemistry, but even more so due to different (usually smaller) amounts of data, and different ways of conducting HTS...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836801/diet-effects-on-bumblebee-health
#11
Nathalie Roger, Denis Michez, Ruddy Wattiez, Christopher Sheridan, Maryse Vanderplanck
Among physiological processes, the maintenance of immunity is one of the most energetically costly in invertebrates. Disease resistance can be quantified by measuring immunocompetence, which is defined as the ability of an organism to mount an immune response, either in cellular, humoral or behavioural forms. In insects, immune capacity can be affected by a variety of factors including pesticides, genetic diversity or diet. Here we focus on an important species of domesticated pollinator, Bombus terrestris, and the potential impact of a poor pollen diet (low nutritional content and toxic) on its health...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833725/prediction-of-endocrine-system-affectation-in-fisher-344-rats-by-food-intake-exposed-with-malathion-applying-na%C3%A3-ve-bayes-classifier-and-genetic-algorithms
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Juan David Sandino Mora, Darío Amaya Hurtado, Olga Lucía Ramos Sandoval
BACKGROUND: Reported cases of uncontrolled use of pesticides and its produced effects by direct or indirect exposition, represent a high risk for human health. Therefore, in this paper, it is shown the results of the development and execution of an algorithm that predicts the possible effects in endocrine system in Fisher 344 (F344) rats, occasioned by ingestion of malathion. METHODS: It was referred to ToxRefDB database in which different case studies in F344 rats exposed to malathion were collected...
2016: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827009/phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-production-by-pseudomonas-fluorescens-lbum636-alters-phytophthora-infestans-growth-and-late-blight-development
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Christopher K Morrison, Tanya Arseneault, Amy Novinscak, Martin Filion
Phytophthora infestans causes late blight of potato, one of the most devastating diseases affecting potato production. Alternative approaches for controlling late blight are being increasingly sought due to increasing environmental concerns over the use of chemical pesticides and the increasing resistance of P. infestans to fungicides. Our research group has isolated a new strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens (LBUM636) of biocontrol interest producing the antibiotic phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA). Wild-type LBUM636 was shown to significantly inhibit the growth of P...
November 9, 2016: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826358/use-of-molecular-typing-to-investigate-bacterial-translocation-from-the-intestinal-tract-of-chlorpyrifos-exposed-rats
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Claire Joly Condette, Bertin Elion Dzon, Farida Hamdad, Maurice Biendo, Véronique Bach, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet
BACKGROUND: Human are confronted on a daily basis with contaminant pesticide residues in food, water and other components of the environment. Although the digestive system is the first organ to come into contact with food contaminants, very few data are available on the impact of low-dose pesticide exposure during the in utero and postnatal periods on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). Previous studies have revealed that chlorpyrifos (CPF) exposure is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and the contamination of sterile organs...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796688/establishing-a-system-with-drosophila-melanogaster-diptera-drosophilidae-to-assess-the-non-target-effects-of-gut-active-insecticidal-compounds
#15
Simone Haller, Michael Meissle, Jörg Romeis
Potentially adverse effects on ecosystem functioning by the planting of insect-resistant, genetically engineered plants or by the direct application of insecticidal compounds are carefully evaluated in pre-market risk assessments. To date, few studies have assessed the potential risks of genetically engineered crops or insecticidal compounds on the survival and fitness of dipteran species, despite their important contribution to ecosystem services such as decomposition in agricultural systems. Therefore, we propose that Drosophila melanogaster Meigen (Drosophilidae) be used as a surrogate species for the order Diptera and for the functional guild of soil arthropod decomposers in pre-market risk assessments...
October 28, 2016: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790224/neem-oil-and-crop-protection-from-now-to-the-future
#16
Estefânia V R Campos, Jhones L de Oliveira, Mônica Pascoli, Renata de Lima, Leonardo F Fraceto
A major challenge of agriculture is to increase food production to meet the needs of the growing world population, without damaging the environment. In current agricultural practices, the control of pests is often accomplished by means of the excessive use of agrochemicals, which can result in environmental pollution and the development of resistant pests. In this context, biopesticides can offer a better alternative to synthetic pesticides, enabling safer control of pest populations. However, limitations of biopesticides, including short shelf life, photosensitivity, and volatilization, make it difficult to use them on a large scale...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761325/controlled-release-of-bacillus-thurigiensis-formulations-encapsulated-in-light-resistant-colloidosomal-microcapsules-for-the-management-of-lepidopteran-pests-of-brassica-crops
#17
Oumar Bashir, Jerome P Claverie, Pierre Lemoyne, Charles Vincent
Bacillus thuringiensis (B. t.) based formulations have been widely used to control lepidopteran pests in agriculture and forestry. One of their weaknesses is their short residual activity when sprayed in the field. Using Pickering emulsions, mixtures of spores and crystals from three B. t. serovars were successfully encapsulated in colloïdosomal microparticles (50 μm) using innocuous chemicals (acrylic particles, sunflower oil, iron oxide nanoparticles, ethanol and water). A pH trigger mechanism was incorporated within the particles so that B...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760213/inulin-supplementation-lowered-the-metabolic-defects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-chlorpyrifos-from-gestation-to-young-adult-stage-in-offspring-rats
#18
Julie Reygner, Lydia Lichtenberger, Ghada Elmhiri, Samir Dou, Narges Bahi-Jaber, Larbi Rhazi, Flore Depeint, Veronique Bach, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet, Latifa Abdennebi-Najar
Increasing evidence indicates that chlorpyrifos (CPF), an organophosphorus insecticide, is involved in metabolic disorders. We assess the hypothesis whether supplementation with prebiotics from gestation to adulthood, through a modulation of microbiota composition and fermentative activity, alleviates CPF induced metabolic disorders of 60 days old offspring. 5 groups of Wistar rats, from gestation until weaning, received two doses of CPF pesticide: 1 mg/kg/day (CPF1) or 3.5 mg/kg/day (CPF3.5) with free access to inulin (10g/L in drinking water)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753991/ed-05-3-association-between-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-metabolic-syndrome
#19
Duk Hee Lee
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors like glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, and high blood pressure. The most important risk factor for MetS is abdominal obesity. Also, insulin resistance is considered as an underlying pathophysiology of MetS. Under the current paradigm, excess calorie intake and physical inactivity are major contributors to obesity and insulin resistance.Meanwhile, many environmental chemicals have recently received attention as a significant contributor to obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunction...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746796/in-plant-protection-against-helicoverpa-armigera-by-production-of-long-hprna-in-chloroplasts
#20
Julia Bally, Glen J McIntyre, Rachel L Doran, Karen Lee, Alicia Perez, Hyungtaek Jung, Fatima Naim, Ignacio M Larrinua, Kenneth E Narva, Peter M Waterhouse
Expressing double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) in transgenic plants to silence essential genes within herbivorous pests is referred to as trans-kingdom RNA interference (TK-RNAi) and has emerged as a promising strategy for crop protection. However, the dicing of dsRNA into siRNAs by the plant's intrinsic RNAi machinery may reduce this pesticidal activity. Therefore, genetic constructs, encoding ∼200 nt duplex-stemmed-hairpin (hp) RNAs, targeting the acetylcholinesterase gene of the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, were integrated into either the nuclear or the chloroplast genome of Nicotiana benthamiana...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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