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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124341/phytophagy-of-omnivorous-predator-macrolophus-pygmaeus-affects-performance-of-herbivores-through-induced-plant-defences
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Nina Xiaoning Zhang, Gerben J Messelink, Juan M Alba, Robert C Schuurink, Merijn R Kant, Arne Janssen
Plants possess various inducible defences that result in synthesis of specialized metabolites in response to herbivory, which can interfere with the performance of herbivores of the same and other species. Much less is known of the effects of plant feeding by omnivores. We found that previous feeding of the omnivorous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus on sweet pepper plants significantly reduced reproduction of the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae and western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis on the same plants, also on leaves that had not been exposed to the omnivore...
November 9, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116474/comparative-transcriptomes-and-reciprocal-best-hit-analysis-revealed-potential-pigment-genes-in-two-color-forms-of-tetranychus-urticae
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Yi-Dan Mo, Si-Xia Yang, Jing-Yu Zhao, Peng-Yu Jin, Xiao-Yue Hong
Tetranychus urticae Koch is a worldwide agricultural pest. There are two color forms: red and green. The molecular mechanism underlying this color variation is unknown. To elucidate the mechanism, we characterized differentially expressed pigment pathway genes shared in the transcriptomes of these two forms using RNA sequencing and reciprocal best hit analysis. Differentially expressed pigment pathway genes were determined by qRT-PCR to confirm the accuracy of RNA-Seq. The transcriptomes revealed 963 differentially expressed genes (DEGs), of which 687 DEGs were higher in the green form...
November 7, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107247/agroinfiltration-based-expression-of-hairpin-rna-in-soybean-plants-for-rna-interference-against-tetranychus-urticae
#3
Vimal Kumar Dubey, Ung Gyu Lee, Deok Ho Kwon, Si Hyeock Lee
The coatomer subunit alpha (COPA) and aquaporin 9 (AQ9) genes from the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, were previously determined to exhibit RNA interference (RNAi)-based lethality when their double-stranded RNAs were systemically delivered via multi-unit chambers (Kwon et al., 2016 [8]). In current study, the hairpin RNAs of the COPA and AQ9 were transiently expressed in soybean plants by agroinfiltration. When T. urticae was fed with the soybean plants agroinfiltrated with the COPA and AQ9 hairpin RNA cassettes, the cumulative mortality increased significantly at 6days post-infestation...
October 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104267/acaricidal-activity-and-synergistic-effect-of-thyme-oil-constituents-against-carmine-spider-mite-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-boisduval
#4
Lipeng Wu, Xin Huo, Xiaolong Zhou, Duoyong Zhao, Weizhong He, Shenghong Liu, Hejiang Liu, Ting Feng, Cheng Wang
Studies examining the use of essential oils as replacements for synthetic insecticides require an understanding of the contribution of each constituent present, interactions among these components, and how they relate to overall toxicity. In the present study, the chemical composition of commercial thyme oil was identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Thyme oil and blends of its major constituents were tested for their acaricidal activitities against carmine spider mites (Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval)) using a slide-dip bioassay...
November 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094648/a-gene-family-coding-for-salivary-proteins-shot-of-the-polyphagous-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae-exhibits-fast-host-dependent-transcriptional-plasticity
#5
Wim Jonckheere, Wannes Dermauw, Mousaalreza Khalighi, Nena Pavlidi, Wim Reubens, Geert Baggerman, Luc Tirry, Gerben Menschaert, Merijn R Kant, Bartel Vanholme, Thomas Van Leeuwen
The salivary protein repertoire released by the herbivorous pest Tetranychus urticae is assumed to hold keys to its success on diverse crops. We report on a spider mite-specific protein family that is expanded in T. urticae. The encoding genes have an expression pattern restricted to the anterior podocephalic glands, while peptide fragments were found in the T. urticae secretome, supporting the salivary nature of these proteins. As peptide fragments were identified in a host-dependent manner, we designated this family as the SHOT (secreted host-responsive protein of Tetranychidae) family...
November 2, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069313/developmental-phase-specific-mortality-after-ultraviolet-b-radiation-exposure-in-the-two-spotted-spider-mite
#6
Yasumasa Murata, Masahiro Osakabe
Exposure to ambient ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation generates DNA lesions, such as cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers and 6-4 pyrimidine-pyrimidine photoproducts in Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae). Larvae appeared normal and healthy after UVB irradiation. Conversely, many mites were trapped in their old epidermis or experienced retarded development and shrunk, thus failing to molt from protochrysalises to protonymphs and died. This suggested that DNA lesions per se were not causing lethality in mites unless damaged genes were expressed...
October 24, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044179/the-effect-of-insecticide-synergist-treatment-on-genome-wide-gene-expression-in-a-polyphagous-pest
#7
Simon Snoeck, Robert Greenhalgh, Luc Tirry, Richard M Clark, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Wannes Dermauw
Synergists can counteract metabolic insecticide resistance by inhibiting detoxification enzymes or transporters. They are used in commercial formulations of insecticides, but are also frequently used in the elucidation of resistance mechanisms. However, the effect of synergists on genome-wide transcription in arthropods is poorly understood. In this study we used Illumina RNA-sequencing to investigate genome-wide transcriptional responses in an acaricide resistant strain of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae upon exposure to synergists such as S,S,S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate (DEF), diethyl maleate (DEM), piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and cyclosporin A (CsA)...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029248/efficacy-of-nanoencapsulated-thymus-eriocalyx-and-thymus-kotschyanus-essential-oils-by-a-mesoporous-material-mcm-41-against-tetranychus-urticae-acari-tetranychidae
#8
Asgar Ebadollahi, Jalal Jalali Sendi, Alireza Aliakbar
Inspite of well-established potentiality of plant essential oils as biopesticides, their environmentally low persistence is considered as a hindering obstacle for its commercialization. In the present study, chemical composition and toxicity of essential oils isolated from leaves of Thymus eriocalyx and Thymus kotschyanus were evaluated against two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. The chemicals present in the crude oil were found to be thymol (28.83%), oleic acid (11.51%), palmitic acid (8.60%), borneol (5...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022207/mite-diversity-acari-tetranychidae-tydeidae-iolinidae-phytoseiidae-and-within-tree-distribution-in-citrus-orchards-in-southern-spain-with-special-reference-to-eutetranychus-orientalis
#9
José Miguel Vela, Eva Wong, Josep A Jaques, Claudio Ledesma, Juan Ramón Boyero
Mite diversity of selected citrus orchards in Andalusia (southern Spain) was studied during 2002-2007. The following species were found: Eutetranychus orientalis, Tetranychus urticae, Panonychus citri (Tetranychidae), Tydeus californicus, Lorryia formosa (Tydeidae), Pronematus ubiquitus (Iolinidae), Euseius stipulatus, Typhlodromus phialatus, Neoseiulus californicus, Euseius scutalis, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Paraseiulus talbii and Neoseiulus cucumeris (Phytoseiidae). Eutetranychus orientalis was the dominant tetranychid species in orange and lemon trees, whereas T...
October 11, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981670/antioxidant-protection-by-astaxanthin-in-the-citrus-red-mite-acari-tetranychidae
#10
Makoto Atarashi, Yuki Manabe, Hidenari Kishimoto, Tatsuya Sugawara, Masahiro Osakabe
Solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation and radiant heat have lethal effects on plant-dwelling mites, including spider mites, and their natural enemies, such as phytoseiid mites, leading them to reside on lower leaf surfaces. Panonychus spider mites are outcompeted by Tetranychus spider mites and thus exploit upper leaf surfaces, where they are exposed to both UVB radiation and radiant heat. Panonychus spider mites are thought to produce astaxanthin constitutionally. In this study, we compared carotenoid components, antioxidant capacity, lipid peroxidation, survival, and egg production in wild-type (WTS) and albino-type strains (ATS) of Panonychus citri (McGregor)...
October 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962002/toxicity-of-three-acaricides-to-the-predatory-mite-neoseiulus-bicaudus-acari-phytoseiidae-and-their-impact-on-the-functional-response-to-tetranychus-turkestani-acari-tetranychidae
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Xiu-Qin Shen, Yan-Nan Zhang, Ting Li, Jue-Ying-Qi Jiang, Jian-Ping Zhang
The use of chemical pesticides particularly acaricides can reduce the control efficacy of natural enemies. The objectives of this study were 1) to evaluate the toxicity of three acaricides to the phytoseiid mite Neoseiulus bicaudus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) by spraying acaricides on N. bicaudus adult females and 2) to determine the effect of these acaricides on the functional response of different stages of N. bicaudus to the prey Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolski (Acari: Tetranychidae). The results indicated that the survivability of N...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955371/hvpap-1-c1a-protease-participates-differentially-in-the-barley-response-to-a-pathogen-and-an-herbivore
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Mercedes Diaz-Mendoza, Blanca Velasco-Arroyo, M Estrella Santamaria, Isabel Diaz, Manuel Martinez
Co-evolutionary processes in plant-pathogen/herbivore systems indicate that protease inhibitors have a particular value in biotic interactions. However, little is known about the defensive role of their targets, the plant proteases. C1A cysteine proteases are the most abundant enzymes responsible for the proteolytic activity during different processes like germination, development and senescence in plants. To identify and characterize C1A cysteine proteases of barley with a potential role in defense, mRNA and protein expression patterns were analyzed in response to biotics stresses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947875/incidence-of-pests-and-viral-disease-on-pepino-solanum-muricatum-ait-in-kanagawa-prefecture-japan
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Ok-Kyung Kim, Tadashi Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Yamada, Takuma Sato, Hirosuke Shinohara, Ken Takahata
BACKGROUND: The solanaceous fruit crop pepino (Solanum muricatum Ait.), originating in the Andes, is grown commercially in South American countries and New Zealand. In these areas, pests and diseases of pepino have been identified well; however, to date, these have seldom been investigated in detail in Japan. Herein, we attempt to reconstruct an agricultural production system for commercial pepino crops in Japan, and evaluate the incidence of pests and viral diseases on pepino. The findings of this study will facilitate in developing a better crop system for the commercial cultivation of healthy pepino fruits...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924923/plant-insects-and-mites-uptake-double-stranded-rna-upon-its-exogenous-application-on-tomato-leaves
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Anupam Gogoi, Nomi Sarmah, Athanasios Kaldis, Dionysios Perdikis, Andreas Voloudakis
Exogenously applied double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules onto tomato leaves, moved rapidly from local to systemic leaves and were uptaken by agricultural pests namely aphids, whiteflies and mites. Four small interfering RNAs, deriving from the applied dsRNA, were molecularly detected in plants, aphids and mites but not in whiteflies. Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) acts as the elicitor molecule of the RNA silencing (RNA interference, RNAi), the endogenous and evolutionary conserved surveillance system present in all eukaryotes...
December 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882653/behavioural-responses-of-two-spotted-spider-mites-induced-by-predator-borne-and-prey-borne-cues
#15
Enikő Gyuris, Erna Szép, Jenő Kontschán, Attila Hettyey, Zoltán Tóth
Applying predatory mites as biological control agents is a well established method against spider mites which are major pests worldwide. Although antipredator responses can influence the outcome of predator-prey interactions, we have limited information about what cues spider mites use to adjust their behavioural antipredator responses. We experimentally exposed two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) to different predator-borne cues (using a specialist predator, Phytoseiulus persimilis, or a generalist predator, Amblyseius swirskii), conspecific prey-borne cues, or both, and measured locomotion and egg-laying activity...
November 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878255/adaptive-aggregation-by-spider-mites-under-predation-risk
#16
Lena Dittmann, Peter Schausberger
Grouping together is a commonly observed anti-predator strategy. Possible anti-predator benefits of aggregation include the encounter/avoidance effect for visually hunting predators and the dilution effect, together dubbed attack abatement. Possible costs opposing the dilution effect are easier detection of aggregated than scattered individuals. The benefits of attack abatement, and opposing costs after group detection, are poorly understood for chemosensory predator-prey interactions. We tackled this issue by assessing the aggregation behavior of spider mites Tetranychus urticae under predation risk emanating from predatory mites Phytoseiulus persimilis...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857675/plant-herbivore-interactions-a-case-of-an-extreme-generalist-the-two-spotted-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae
#17
Cristina Rioja, Vladimir Zhurov, Kristie Bruinsma, Miodrag Grbic, Vojislava Grbic
Plant-herbivore interactions evolved over long periods of time, resulting in an elaborate arms race between interacting species. While specialist herbivores evolved specific strategies to cope with the defenses of a limited number of hosts, our understanding of how generalist herbivores deal with the defenses of a plethora of diverse host plants is largely unknown. Understanding the interaction between a plant host and a generalist herbivore requires an understanding of the plant's mechanisms aimed at defending itself and the herbivore's mechanisms intended to counteract diverse defenses...
December 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857667/spatiotemporal-heterogeneity-of-tomato-induced-defense-responses-affects-spider-mite-performance-and-behavior
#18
Bernardus C J Schimmel, Livia M S Ataide, Merijn R Kant
When feeding from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), the generalist spider mite Tetranychus urticae induces jasmonate (JA)- and salicylate (SA)-regulated defense responses that hamper its performance. The related T. evansi, a Solanaceae-specialist, suppresses these defenses, thereby upholding a high performance. On a shared leaf, T. urticae can be facilitated by T. evansi, likely via suppression of defenses by the latter. Yet, when infesting the same plant, T. evansi outcompetes T. urticae. Recently, we found that T...
October 3, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854663/temperature-dependent-demography-of-two-closely-related-predatory-mites-neoseiulus-womersleyi-and-n-longispinosus-acari-phytoseiidae
#19
Reo Sugawara, Mohammad Shaef Ullah, Chyi-Chen Ho, Ayhan Gökçe, Hsin Chi, Tetsuo Gotoh
Temperature has significant effects on the development, survival, and reproduction of ectothermic organisms. In this study, we examined the effect of temperature on the demographic characteristics of two predatory mite species, Neosciulus womersleyi (Schicha) and N. longispinosus (Evans), reared on Tetranychus urticae Koch. The developmental and reproductive traits of both species were examined at 10 constant temperatures between 15 °C and 37.5 °C. The preadult development time of N. womersleyi and N...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844385/synthesis-of-some-monosaccharide-related-ester-derivatives-as-insecticidal-and-acaricidal-agents
#20
Xiaobo Huang, Bingchuan Zhang, Hui Xu
To develop natural-product-based pesticidal agents, a series of monosaccharide-related ester derivatives (17a-q and 18a-f), glucose (xylose)-piperic acid/piperic acid-like conjugates, were synthesized. Three-dimensional structures of compounds 17b, 17g, 17h, and 17n were unambiguously determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Especially compounds 18e and 18f exhibited the most potent insecticidal and acaricidal activities against Mythimna separata and Tetranychus cinnabarinus. Their structure-activity relationships were also discussed...
September 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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