Affiliation: Ibaraki University
Gotoh T, Kameyama Y. Low temperature induces embryonic diapause in the spider mite, Eotetranychus smithi. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:68 pubmed publisher
..The switch to diapause may be caused by the aging of mothers. ..
Gotoh T, Moriya D, Nachman G. Development and reproduction of five Tetranychus species (Acari: Tetranychidae): Do they all have the potential to become major pests?. Exp Appl Acarol. 2015;66:453-79 pubmed publisher
..piercei and T. truncatus showed higher rm-values at 30 and 35 Â°C than T. urticae. The results indicate that the former three species are better adapted to hot weather than T. urticae and have a high potential to become serious pests. ..
Gotoh T, Ishikawa Y, Kitashima Y. Life-history traits of the six Panonychus species from Japan (Acari: Tetranychidae). Exp Appl Acarol. 2003;29:241-52 pubmed
..thelytokus and P. osmanthi), considered non-pests. The only exception was P. bambusicola, an oligophagous non-pest species with R0- and r(m)-values closely resembling those of the three polyphagous species...
Gotoh T, Higo Y, Fujita T, Kasuga S. Does the number of diapausing eggs laid on bark affect the population dynamics of the spider mite Panonychus mori?. Exp Appl Acarol. 2006;39:75-83 pubmed
..Diapause ended by early April when egg hatchability attained about 50% and eggs took 9 days to hatch at 25 degrees C and a 16L:8D photoperiod. Hatching in early April was twice faster than in late February...
Gotoh T, Noda H, Ito S. Cardinium symbionts cause cytoplasmic incompatibility in spider mites. Heredity (Edinb). 2007;98:13-20 pubmed
..One species of spider mite, Tetranychus pueraricola, harbored both Cardinium and Wolbachia, but these symbionts seemed to have no effect on the reproduction of the host, even when the host was infected independently with each symbiont...
Gotoh T, Sugasawa J, Noda H, Kitashima Y. Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility in Japanese populations of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Exp Appl Acarol. 2007;42:1-16 pubmed
..Thus, CI-Wolbachia strains are widespread in Japan, and no geographical trend was observed in the CI-Wolbachia. Although three red-form populations harbored other intracellular bacteria Cardinium, they did not affect host reproduction...