Comparative analysis of the Monochamus alternatus immune system
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Source: Insect Science - June 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: JiaoZhou , Hai ‐YingYu , WeiZhang , FaheemAhmad , Song‐NianHu , Li‐LinZhao , ZhenZou , Jiang‐HuaSun Source Type: research

Genes important for survival or reproduction in Varroa destructor identified by RNAi
In conclusion, through RNA interference, we have discovered two genes important for mite survival and four genes important for mite reproduction. These genes could be explored as possible targets for the control of Varroa destructor in the future. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Zachary Y. Huang, Guowu Bian, Zhiyong Xi, Xianbing Xie Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Characterized cantharidin distribution and related gene expression patterns in tissues of blister beetles, Epicauta chinensis Laporte
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ming Jiang, Shu ‐Min Lü, Zi‐Yi Qi, Ya‐Lin Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Population characteristics of Macrocheles glaber (Acari: Macrochelidae) and Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Acari: Laelapidae) reared on a mushroom fly Coboldia fuscipes (Diptera: Scatopsidae)
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Mei ‐Fang Wen, Hsin Chi, Ying‐Xiao Lian, Yu‐Hao Zheng, Qing‐Hai Fan, Min‐Sheng You Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The natural history of oviposition on a ginkgophyte fruit from the Middle Jurassic of northeastern China
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Qing ‐Min Meng, Conrad C. Labandeira, Qiao‐Ling Ding, Dong Ren Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Plant infection by two different viruses induce contrasting changes of vectors fitness and behavior
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Quentin Chesnais, Aude Couty, Maryline Uzest, V éronique Brault, Arnaud Ameline Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Day length constrains the time budget of aphid predators
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jens Joschinski, Tim Kiess, Jochen Krauss Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Genome ‐wide identification and characterization of HSP gene superfamily in whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) and expression profiling analysis under temperature stress
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Xin ‐Ru Wang, Chao Wang, Fei‐Xue Ban, Dan‐Tong Zhu, Shu‐Sheng Liu, Xiao‐Wei Wang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Whitefly feeding behavior and retention of a foregut ‐borne crinivirus exposed to artificial diets with different pH values
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jaclyn S. Zhou, Angel Y. S. Chen, Martin Drucker, Nicole H. Lopez, Alyssa Carpenter, James C. K. Ng Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Environmental filtering is the main assembly rule of ground beetles in the forest and its edge but not in the adjacent grassland
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Tibor Magura, G ábor L. Lövei Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

karmoisin and cardinal ortholog genes participate in the ommochrome synthesis of Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Shu ‐Hua Liu, Ju Luo, Bao‐Jun Yang, Ai‐Ying Wang, Jian Tang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Mixed ‐species aggregations in arthropods
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Julien Boulay, Cindy Aubernon, Graeme D. Ruxton, Val éry Hédouin, Jean‐Louis Deneubourg, Damien Charabidzé Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Dynamics and origin of cytokinins involved in plant manipulation by a leaf ‐mining insect
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Hui Zhang, Antoine Guiguet, G éraldine Dubreuil, Anna Kisiala, Peter Andreas, R. J. Neil Emery, Elisabeth Huguet, Mélanie Body, David Giron Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Context ‐dependent effects of cold stress on behavioral, physiological, and life‐history traits of the red flour beetle
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Inon Scharf, Keren ‐Or Wertheimer, Joy Lim Xin, Tomer Gilad, Inna Goldenberg, Aziz Subach Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Avoidance of parasitized host by female wasps of Aphidius gifuensis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): The role of natal rearing effects and host availability?
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ming ‐Zhen Pan, Tong‐Xian Liu, Christian Nansen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Sexual dimorphism in the alpine butterflies Boloria pales and Boloria napaea: Differences in movement and foraging behaviour (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Stefan Ehl, Katharina Hostert, Jana Korsch, Patrick Gros, Thomas Schmitt Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Differences in egg hatching time between cyclical and obligate parthenogenetic lineages of aphids
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Charles ‐Antoine Dedryver, Joël Bonhomme, Jean‐François Gallic, Jean‐Christophe Simon Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tiny insects against the weather ‐ Flight and foraging patterns of Frankliniella schultzei (Thripidae) not altered by onset of rainfall
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Lachlan C. Jones, Brodie J. Foster, Michelle A. Rafter, Gimme H. Walter Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of Cucumber mosaic virus – infected chilli plants on non‐vector Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
This study was conducted to determine how Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)‐infected chilli plants affect the fitness and settling preferences of non‐vector whitefly, Bemisia tabaci adults under dual‐choice conditions with volatile organic compounds analyzed using solid phase micro‐extraction coupled with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC‐MS). Results showed that the presence of CMV in chilli plants substantially affects the settling preferences of the B. tabaci, which preferred to settle on non‐infected plants. Duration of the egg stage and the longevity and fecundity of adult B. tabaci on CMV‐infecte...
Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Khalid A. Saad, Mohamad Roff M. N, Rebecca H. Hallett, Idris A. B. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An assessment of interspecific competition between two introduced parasitoids of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) on caged citrus plants
Abstract Two parasitoids attacking nymphs of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae), Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) are being released in California, USA in a classical biological control program. To evaluate the effect of multiple parasitoid species on D. citri mortality, we conducted mesocosm experiments under controlled conditions using a complete block design with six treatments (D. citri nymphs exposed to: no parasitoids; D. aligarhensis or T. radiata alone; D. aligarhensis or...
Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Meghan A. Vankosky, Mark S. Hoddle Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Experimental hybridization and reproductive isolation between two sympatric species of tephritid fruit flies in the Anastrepha fraterculus species group
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Juan Rull, Eduardo Tadeo, Rodrigo Lasa, Christian L. Rodr íguez, Alma Altuzar‐Molina, Martín Aluja Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Structure and expression of sulfatase and sulfatase modifying factor genes in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.)
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Source: Insect Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Xiao ‐Li Ma, Wei‐Yi He, Wei Chen, Xue‐Jiao Xu, Wei‐Ping Qi, Ming‐Min Zou, Yan‐Chun You, Simon W. Baxter, Ping Wang, Min‐Sheng You Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The new insight into foregut functions of xenobiotic detoxification in the cockroach Periplaneta americana
In conclusion, insect foregut would also play important roles in the physiological processes related to xenobiotic detoxification. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 26, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jian ‐Hua Zhang, Song Zhang, Yuan‐Xue Yang, Yi‐Xi Zhang, Ze‐Wen Liu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Molecular and functional characterization of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, Rab5: The first exopterygotan low molecular weight ovarian GTPase during oogenesis
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Source: Insect Science - May 26, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Mohamed Elmogy, Amr A. Mohamed, Muhammad Tufail, Tomohide Uno, Makio Takeda Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Insect Science - May 25, 2017 Category: Biology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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Host alternation has significant consequences for the diversification and success of the superfamily of aphids. We explored the underlying molecular mechanism through a large‐scale gene expression analysis on the mealy aphid Hyalopterus persikonus, a worldwide pest to stone fruits, collected from its winter and summer host plants. More than four times as many unigenes of the mealy aphid were significantly upregulated on summer host. Putative salivary gland expressed genes and genes encoding secretory proteins were given special attentions (see pages 431–442). Photo provided by Le Kang. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 25, 2017 Category: Biology Tags: CONTENTS Source Type: research

Tenebrio molitor Gram ‐negative‐binding protein 3 (TmGNBP3) is essential for inducing downstream antifungal Tenecin 1 gene expression against infection with Beauveria bassiana JEF‐007
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Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Yi ‐Ting Yang, Mi Rong Lee, Se Jin Lee, Sihyeon Kim, Yu‐Shin Nai, Jae Su Kim Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pupal emergence pattern in cactophilic Drosophila and the effect of host plants
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Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Eduardo M. Soto, Juli án Padró, Pablo Milla Carmona, Diego T. Tuero, Valeria P. Carreira, Ignacio M. Soto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identification and comparison of long non ‐coding RNAs in the silk gland between domestic and wild silkworms
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Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Qiu ‐ZhongZhou , Shou‐MinFang , QiangZhang , Quan‐YouYu , ZeZhang Source Type: research

The reproductive strategy and the vibrational duet of the leafhopper Empoasca vitis
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Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: RacheleNieri , ValerioMazzoni Source Type: research

Identification and comparison of long non ‐coding RNAs in the silk gland between domestic and wild silkworms
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Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Qiu ‐ZhongZhou , Shou‐MinFang , QiangZhang , Quan‐YouYu , ZeZhang Source Type: research

The reproductive strategy and the vibrational duet of the leafhopper Empoasca vitis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: RacheleNieri , ValerioMazzoni Source Type: research

Identification and comparison of long non ‐coding RNAs in the silk gland between domestic and wild silkworms
In this study, using RNA sequencing technology data of silk gland in domestic and wild silkworms, we identified 599 lncRNAs in the silk gland of the silkworm. Compared with protein‐coding genes, the silk gland lncRNA genes tend to have fewer exon numbers, shorter transcript length and lower GC‐content. Moreover, we found that three lncRNA genes are significantly and differentially expressed between domestic and wild silkworms. The potential targets of two differentially expressed lncRNAs (DELs) (dw4sg_0040 and dw4sg_0483) and the expression‐correlated genes with the two DELs are mainly enriched in the related process...
Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Qiu ‐Zhong Zhou, Shou‐Min Fang, Qiang Zhang, Quan‐You Yu, Ze Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The reproductive strategy and the vibrational duet of the leafhopper Empoasca vitis
Abstract The recent description of a new vibrational mating disruption method to control the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus Ball opened questions about its possible application to other leafhopper pests. Since the prerequisite for the method's successful application is a deep knowledge of the species mating behavior and the exact role of associated signals, we conducted behavioral assays on the green leafhopper Empoasca vitis Göthe, a pest of grapevine and other crops in Europe and Asia. Laser vibrometer recordings of single and paired individuals (male and female) during a 24‐h period enabled us to detect and descr...
Source: Insect Science - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Rachele Nieri, Valerio Mazzoni Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identification of the 2 ‐tridecanone cis‐acting element in the promoter of cytochrome P450 CYP6B7 in Helicoverpa armigera
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Source: Insect Science - May 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Li Xu, Dong ‐Zhi Li, Yuan‐Yuan Luo, Jian‐Ying Qin, Li‐Hong Qiu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Larval interference competition between the native Neotropical mosquito Limatus durhamii and the invasive Aedes aegypti improves the fitness of both species
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Source: Insect Science - May 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Stanislas Talaga, Alain Dejean, Cl émence Mouza, Yves Dumont, Céline Leroy Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of potential RNA ‐interference‐target genes to control cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcuidae)
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Source: Insect Science - May 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Arif M.Khan , MuhammadAshfaq , Azhar A.Khan , Muhammad T.Naseem , ShahidMansoor Source Type: research

Crystal structure of acetylcholinesterase catalytic subunits of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
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Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: QianHan , Dawn M.Wong , HowardRobinson , HaizhenDing , Polo C. H.Lam , Maxim M.Totrov , Paul R.Carlier , JianyongLi Source Type: research

Finish line plant –insect interactions mediated by insect feeding mode and plant interference: a case study of Brassica interactions with diamondback moth and turnip aphid
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Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: MahmoudSoufbaf , YaghoubFathipour , Jeffrey A.Harvey , CangHui Source Type: research

Divergent methylation pattern in adult stage between two forms of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)
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Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Si ‐XiaYang , ChaoGuo , Xiu‐TingZhao , Jing‐TaoSun , Xiao‐YueHong Source Type: research

Cytotoxicity and binding profiles of activated Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab to three insect cell lines
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Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: JizhenWei , GemeiLiang , KongmingWu , ShaohuaGu , YuyuanGuo , XinzhiNi , XianchunLi Source Type: research

Crystal structure of acetylcholinesterase catalytic subunits of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: QianHan , Dawn M.Wong , HowardRobinson , HaizhenDing , Polo C. H.Lam , Maxim M.Totrov , Paul R.Carlier , JianyongLi Source Type: research

Finish line plant –insect interactions mediated by insect feeding mode and plant interference: a case study of Brassica interactions with diamondback moth and turnip aphid
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: MahmoudSoufbaf , YaghoubFathipour , Jeffrey A.Harvey , CangHui Source Type: research

Divergent methylation pattern in adult stage between two forms of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Si ‐XiaYang , ChaoGuo , Xiu‐TingZhao , Jing‐TaoSun , Xiao‐YueHong Source Type: research

Cytotoxicity and binding profiles of activated Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab to three insect cell lines
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: JizhenWei , GemeiLiang , KongmingWu , ShaohuaGu , YuyuanGuo , XinzhiNi , XianchunLi Source Type: research

Finish line plant –insect interactions mediated by insect feeding mode and plant interference: a case study of Brassica interactions with diamondback moth and turnip aphid
This study showed that L. erysimi had higher carbon than P. xylostella whereas nitrogen in P. xylostella was 1.42 times that in L. erysimi. Population size of the phloem feeder was not affected by plant species or insect coexistence. However, there was no correlation between plant defensive metabolites and both insects’ population size and biomass. This suggests that plant root biomass and tolerance index after different insect herbivory modes are not necessarily unidirectional. Importantly, the interaction between the folivore and the phloem feeder insects is asymmetric and the phloem feeder might be a trickier prob...
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Mahmoud Soufbaf, Yaghoub Fathipour, Jeffrey A. Harvey, Cang Hui Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Divergent methylation pattern in adult stage between two forms of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)
Abstract The two‐spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch has two forms: green form and red form. Understanding the molecular basis of how these two forms established without divergent genetic background is an intriguing area. As a well‐known epigenetic process, DNA methylation has particularly important roles in gene regulation and developmental variation across diverse organisms that do not alter genetic background. Here, to investigate whether DNA methylation could be associated with different phenotypic consequences in the two forms of T. urticae, we surveyed the genome‐wide cytosine methylation status and e...
Source: Insect Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Si ‐Xia Yang, Chao Guo, Xiu‐Ting Zhao, Jing‐Tao Sun, Xiao‐Yue Hong Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A slow ‐growth high‐mortality meta‐analysis for insects: A comment on Chen and Chen
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Source: Insect Science - May 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Shannon M. Murphy, Mayra C. Vidal, Claudia J. Hallagan, Elizabeth E. Barnes, E. Dale Broder Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research