Summary: Insects of the suborder Heterocera of the order LEPIDOPTERA.

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  1. Simmons G, McKemey A, Morrison N, O Connell S, Tabashnik B, Claus J, et al. Field performance of a genetically engineered strain of pink bollworm. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24110 pubmed publisher
    ..Discrimination between released and wild moths caught in monitoring traps is essential for estimating wild population levels...
  2. Hagström A, Liénard M, Groot A, Hedenström E, Löfstedt C. Semi-selective fatty acyl reductases from four heliothine moths influence the specific pheromone composition. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37230 pubmed publisher
    ..Most heliothine moths use sex pheromones with (Z)-11-hexadecenal as the major component in combination with minor fatty aldehydes and ..
  3. Wahlberg N, Wheat C, Pena C. Timing and patterns in the taxonomic diversification of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e80875 pubmed publisher
    ..Almost all extant families appear to have begun diversifying soon after the Cretaceous/Paleogene event 65.51 mya. ..
  4. Bazinet A, Cummings M, Mitter K, Mitter C. Can RNA-Seq resolve the rapid radiation of advanced moths and butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera: Apoditrysia)? An exploratory study. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e82615 pubmed publisher
    ..In sharp contrast, relationships among the superfamilies of more advanced moths and butterflies that comprise the mega-diverse clade Apoditrysia (ca. 145,000 spp.) remain mostly poorly supported...
  5. Fabrick J, Mathew L, Tabashnik B, Li X. Insertion of an intact CR1 retrotransposon in a cadherin gene linked with Bt resistance in the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella. Insect Mol Biol. 2011;20:651-65 pubmed publisher
  6. Martinez D, Chaffiol A, Voges N, Gu Y, Anton S, Rospars J, et al. Multiphasic on/off pheromone signalling in moths as neural correlates of a search strategy. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e61220 pubmed publisher
    ..Pheromone-tracking male moths appear to deal with discontinuous flows of information by surging upwind, upon sensing a pheromone patch, and ..
  7. Ter Hofstede H, Goerlitz H, Ratcliffe J, Holderied M, Surlykke A. The simple ears of noctuoid moths are tuned to the calls of their sympatric bat community. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:3954-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Noctuid moths have two auditory receptors (A1 and A2) sensitive to the ultrasonic echolocation calls of insectivorous bats...
  8. Fu W, Xie W, Zhang Z, Wang S, Wu Q, Liu Y, et al. Exploring valid reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR analysis in Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Int J Biol Sci. 2013;9:792-802 pubmed publisher
    ..Our finding is the first step toward establishing a standardized qRT-PCR analysis of this agriculturally important insect pest. ..
  9. Kim J, Tooker J, Luthe D, De Moraes C, Felton G. Insect eggs can enhance wound response in plants: a study system of tomato Solanum lycopersicum L. and Helicoverpa zea Boddie. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37420 pubmed publisher
    ..and tomato fruitworm moth Helicoverpa zea Boddie. When tomato plants were oviposited by H. zea moths, pin2, a highly inducible gene encoding protease inhibitor2, which is a representative defense protein against ..

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  1. Luo S, Li Y, Chen S, Zhang D, Renner S. Gelechiidae moths are capable of chemically dissolving the pollen of their host plants: first documented sporopollenin breakdown by an animal. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19219 pubmed publisher
    ..DNA sequences placed the moths and plants phylogenetically and confirmed that larvae were those of the pollinating moths; molecular clock dating ..
  2. Lu H, Su T, Luo A, Zhu C, Wu C. Characterization of the complete mitochondrion genome of diurnal Moth Amata emma (Butler) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) and its phylogenetic implications. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e72410 pubmed publisher
  3. Gong Y, Shi B, Kang Z, Zhang F, Wei S. The complete mitochondrial genome of the oriental fruit moth Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:2893-900 pubmed publisher
    ..The A + T-rich region is 836 bp, containing six repeat sequences of "TTATTATTATTATTAAATA(G)TTT." ..
  4. Wei S, Shi B, Gong Y, Jin G, Chen X, Meng X. Genetic structure and demographic history reveal migration of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from the southern to northern regions of China. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59654 pubmed publisher
    ..Our research provides a successful example of using population genetic approaches to resolve the seasonal migration of insects. ..
  5. Regier J, Mitter C, Zwick A, Bazinet A, Cummings M, Kawahara A, et al. A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58568 pubmed publisher
    ..We present the most comprehensive molecular analysis of lepidopteran phylogeny to date, focusing on relationships among superfamilies...
  6. Kim J, Je Y. Milling effect on the control efficacy of spray-dried Bacillus thuringiensis technical powder against diamondback moths. Pest Manag Sci. 2012;68:321-3 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that NT0423 technical powder with smaller particles is better in controlling diamondback moths, but excessively small particles (<10 ?m) possibly reduce the insecticidal activity.
  7. Zhang H, Yin W, Zhao J, Jin L, Yang Y, Wu S, et al. Early warning of cotton bollworm resistance associated with intensive planting of Bt cotton in China. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22874 pubmed publisher
    ..This early warning may spur proactive countermeasures, including a switch to transgenic cotton producing two or more toxins distinct from Cry1A toxins. ..
  8. Simmons J, D Souza O, Rheault M, Donly C. Multidrug resistance protein gene expression in Trichoplusia ni caterpillars. Insect Mol Biol. 2013;22:62-71 pubmed publisher
  9. Lassance J, Liénard M, Antony B, Qian S, Fujii T, Tabata J, et al. Functional consequences of sequence variation in the pheromone biosynthetic gene pgFAR for Ostrinia moths. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:3967-72 pubmed publisher
    ..In insects and moths in particular, the use of structurally similar components in different blend ratios is usually sufficient to ..
  10. Wenninger E, Landolt P. Apple and sugar feeding in adult codling moths, Cydia pomonella: effects on longevity, fecundity, and egg fertility. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:161 pubmed publisher
    Attraction of adult codling moths, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), to sweet baits has been well documented. However, beneficial effects of sugar feeding on moth fitness have not been demonstrated...
  11. Jourdain F, Girod R, Vassal J, Chandre F, Lagneau C, Fouque F, et al. The moth Hylesia metabus and French Guiana lepidopterism: centenary of a public health concern. Parasite. 2012;19:117-28 pubmed
    The females of the moths Hylesia metabus have their abdomens covered by urticating hairs looking like micro-arrows and causing a puriginous dermatitis to humans known as "papillonite" in French Guiana and also called yellowtail ..
  12. Zhao C, Tang T, Liu J, Feng X, Qiu L. Identification and expression analysis of NADH-cytochrome b? reductase gene in the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. Gene. 2012;511:96-102 pubmed publisher
    ..These results would contribute to the understanding of CBR function in H. armigera and provide information for further study on the interactions of different components of cytochrome P450 enzyme systems...
  13. Nguyen P, Sykorová M, Síchová J, Kuta V, Dalíková M, Capková Frydrychová R, et al. Neo-sex chromosomes and adaptive potential in tortricid pests. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:6931-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that this fusion significantly increased the adaptive potential of tortricid moths and thus contributed to their radiation and subsequent speciation.
  14. Bengochea P, Amor F, Saelices R, Hernando S, Budia F, Adan A, et al. Kaolin and copper-based products applications: ecotoxicology on four natural enemies. Chemosphere. 2013;91:1189-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, both of them are allowed in organic farming, in which the number of products that can be applied is more restricted...
  15. Wu H, Hou C, Huang L, Yan F, Wang C. Peripheral coding of sex pheromone blends with reverse ratios in two helicoverpa species. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e70078 pubmed publisher
    The relative proportions of components in a pheromone blend play a major role in sexual recognition in moths. Two sympatric species, Helicoverpa armigera and Helicoverpa assulta, use (Z)-11-hexadecenal (Z11-16: Ald) and (Z)-9-hexadecenal ..
  16. Zhu J, Liu S, Ma Y, Zhang J, Qi H, Wei Z, et al. Improvement of pest resistance in transgenic tobacco plants expressing dsRNA of an insect-associated gene EcR. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e38572 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides additional evidence that transgenic plant expressing dsRNA targeting insect-associated genes is able to improve pest resistance. ..
  17. Bender J, Wille T, Blank K, Lange A, Gerlach R. LPS structure and PhoQ activity are important for Salmonella Typhimurium virulence in the Galleria mellonella infection model [corrected]. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e73287 pubmed publisher
    ..mellonella infection model is suitable for assessing aspects of Salmonella virulence function...
  18. Altermatt F, Pearse I. Similarity and specialization of the larval versus adult diet of European butterflies and moths. Am Nat. 2011;178:372-82 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that either behavioral or digestive constraints are retained throughout the life cycle of holometabolous herbivores, which affects host breadth and identity. ..
  19. Baker T, Domingue M, Myrick A. Working range of stimulus flux transduction determines dendrite size and relative number of pheromone component receptor neurons in moths. Chem Senses. 2012;37:299-313 pubmed publisher
  20. Cao Y, Ma C, Chen J, Yang D. The complete mitochondrial genomes of two ghost moths, Thitarodes renzhiensis and Thitarodes yunnanensis: the ancestral gene arrangement in Lepidoptera. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:276 pubmed publisher
    ..To gain new insights into Lepidoptera mitogenome evolution, we sequenced the mitogenomes of two ghost moths that belong to the non-ditrysian lineage Hepialoidea and conducted a comparative mitogenomic analysis across ..
  21. Harding C, Schroeder G, Reynolds S, Kosta A, Collins J, Mousnier A, et al. Legionella pneumophila pathogenesis in the Galleria mellonella infection model. Infect Immun. 2012;80:2780-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that G. mellonella provides an effective model to investigate the interaction between L. pneumophila and the host. ..
  22. Xu P, Garczynski S, Atungulu E, Syed Z, Choo Y, Vidal D, et al. Moth sex pheromone receptors and deceitful parapheromones. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e41653 pubmed publisher
    The insect's olfactory system is so selective that male moths, for example, can discriminate female-produced sex pheromones from compounds with minimal structural modifications...
  23. Van t Hof A, Nguyen P, Dalíková M, Edmonds N, Marec F, Saccheri I. Linkage map of the peppered moth, Biston betularia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae): a model of industrial melanism. Heredity (Edinb). 2013;110:283-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study highlights the unusual evolutionary stability of lepidopteran autosomes; in contrast, higher rates of intrachromosomal rearrangements support a special role of the Z chromosome in adaptive evolution and speciation...
  24. Luna M, Wada V, La Salle J, Sanchez N. Neochrysocharis formosa (Westwood) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a newly recorded parasitoid of the tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), in Argentina. Neotrop Entomol. 2011;40:412-4 pubmed
    ..Parasitism rates varied from 1.5% to 5%. The finding of this species is a new record for Argentina and South America, and T. absoluta is a new host record. ..
  25. Choi M, Vander Meer R, Coy M, Scharf M. Phenotypic impacts of PBAN RNA interference in an ant, Solenopsis invicta, and a moth, Helicoverpa zea. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:1159-65 pubmed publisher
    ..This work illustrates the variety of phenotypic effects observed after RNAi silencing of the PBAN gene and suggests the possibility of novel biologically-based insect pest control methods. ..
  26. Elzinga J, Chevasco V, Mappes J, Grapputo A. Low parasitism rates in parthenogenetic bagworm moths do not support the parasitoid hypothesis for sex. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:2547-58 pubmed publisher
    ..the parasite hypothesis of sex in an attempt to understand the coexistence of sexual and parthenogenetic bagworm moths (Naryciinae)...
  27. Lu B, Li X, Sun W, Li L, Gao R, Zhu Q, et al. AtMYB44 regulates resistance to the green peach aphid and diamondback moth by activating EIN2-affected defences in Arabidopsis. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2013;15:841-50 pubmed publisher
    ..These results establish a genetic connection between the regulatory role of AtMYB44 in EIN2 expression and the development of Arabidopsis resistance to insects. ..
  28. El Sayed A, Mitchell V, Manning L, Suckling D. New sex pheromone blend for the lightbrown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:640-6 pubmed publisher
    ..e., in newly invaded habitats). In addition, this new blend may enhance pheromone control of this pest, through approaches such as mating disruption, lure and kill, and mass trapping. ..
  29. Zong S, Wang Z, Luo Y, Zang J, Wen J. Mechanisms underlying host plant selection by Holcocerus hippophaecolus adults. Z Naturforsch C. 2011;66:621-6 pubmed
    ..These results provide a theoretical basis for the understanding of H. hippophaecolus damage to sea buckthorn and the means to implement effective measures of control. ..
  30. Zalucki M, Shabbir A, Silva R, Adamson D, Shu Sheng L, Furlong M. Estimating the economic cost of one of the world's major insect pests, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): just how long is a piece of string?. J Econ Entomol. 2012;105:1115-29 pubmed
  31. Corcoran A, Barber J, Hristov N, Conner W. How do tiger moths jam bat sonar?. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:2416-25 pubmed publisher
    ..their stereotyped pattern of echolocation emissions during attack, even while bats continued pursuit of the moths. This likely further hinders the bats' ability to track prey...
  32. Etebari K, Palfreyman R, Schlipalius D, Nielsen L, Glatz R, Asgari S. Deep sequencing-based transcriptome analysis of Plutella xylostella larvae parasitized by Diadegma semiclausum. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:446 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides detailed information on differential expression of P. xylostella larval genes following parasitization, DsIV genes expressed in the host and also improves our current understanding of this host-parasitoid interaction...
  33. Sial A, Brunner J. Selection for resistance, reversion towards susceptibility and synergism of chlorantraniliprole and spinetoram in obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Pest Manag Sci. 2012;68:462-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that chlorantraniliprole and spinetoram could be incorporated into C. rosaceana resistance management programs by using rotational strategies. ..
  34. Lionakis M. Drosophila and Galleria insect model hosts: new tools for the study of fungal virulence, pharmacology and immunology. Virulence. 2011;2:521-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we discuss how the insects Drosophila melanogaster and Galleria mellonella can be employed for the study of various facets of host-fungal interactions as complementary hosts to conventional vertebrate animal models. ..
  35. Bashey F, Young S, Hawlena H, Lively C. Spiteful interactions between sympatric natural isolates of Xenorhabdus bovienii benefit kin and reduce virulence. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:431-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results confirm that spite among naturally coexisting bacterial clones can be a successful kin-selected strategy that has emergent effects on virulence. ..
  36. Raymond B, West S, Griffin A, Bonsall M. The dynamics of cooperative bacterial virulence in the field. Science. 2012;337:85-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Conditions favoring social virulence can therefore persist in the face of natural population processes, and social interactions (rapid cheat invasion) may account for the rarity of natural disease outbreaks caused by B. thuringiensis...
  37. Liu F, Liu T, Qu M, Yang Q. Molecular and biochemical characterization of a novel ?-N-acetyl-D-hexosaminidase with broad substrate-spectrum from the Aisan corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis. Int J Biol Sci. 2012;8:1085-96 pubmed
    ..This study reported a novel IBS-Hex with specific biochemical properties, suggesting biodiversity of this class of enzymes. ..
  38. Kontogiannatos D, Michail X, Kourti A. Molecular characterization of an ecdysteroid inducible carboxylesterase with GQSCG motif in the corn borer, Sesamia nonagrioides. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1000-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In the last (sixth) non-diapausing larval instar, SnJHER mRNA levels peaked in the intermolt period but were lower than during the fifth instar. ..
  39. Banville N, Browne N, Kavanagh K. Effect of nutrient deprivation on the susceptibility of Galleria mellonella larvae to infection. Virulence. 2012;3:497-503 pubmed publisher
    ..Researchers utilizing these larvae should ensure adequate food is provided to larvae in order to allow valid comparisons to be made between results from different laboratories. ..
  40. Corcoran A, Conner W. Sonar jamming in the field: effectiveness and behavior of a unique prey defense. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:4278-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Jamming was highly effective, with bats capturing more than 10 times as many silenced moths as clicking moths...
  41. Tamiru A, Bruce T, Woodcock C, Caulfield J, Midega C, Ogol C, et al. Maize landraces recruit egg and larval parasitoids in response to egg deposition by a herbivore. Ecol Lett. 2011;14:1075-83 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that egg deposition by stemborer moths (Chilo partellus) on maize landrace varieties caused emission of HIPVs that attract parasitic wasps...
  42. Tabashnik B, Huang F, Ghimire M, Leonard B, Siegfried B, Rangasamy M, et al. Efficacy of genetically modified Bt toxins against insects with different genetic mechanisms of resistance. Nat Biotechnol. 2011;29:1128-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Independent of the presence of cadherin mutations, the relative potency of the modified toxins was generally higher against the most resistant strains. ..
  43. Triggs A, Knell R. Interactions between environmental variables determine immunity in the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella. J Anim Ecol. 2012;81:386-94 pubmed publisher
    ..7. Predictions of the effect of environmental or population change on immunity and disease dynamics based on laboratory experiments that only investigate the effects of single variable are likely to be inaccurate or even entirely wrong. ..
  44. Lewis Z, Wedell N, Hunt J. Evidence for strong intralocus sexual conflict in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Evolution. 2011;65:2085-97 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that intralocus sexual conflict is likely to play an important role in the evolution of divergent life-history strategies between the sexes in this species...
  45. Ethier J, Despland E. Effects of polymorphic melanism and larval diet on life history traits of Malacosoma disstria moths. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:67-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Adult moths were classified into pattern-based phenotypes and wing darkness was measured to quantify the degree of ..
  46. Bengtsson J, Trona F, Montagné N, Anfora G, Ignell R, Witzgall P, et al. Putative chemosensory receptors of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, identified by antennal transcriptome analysis. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31620 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results open for functional characterization of the chemosensory receptors of C. pomonella, with potential for new or refined applications of semiochemicals for control of this pest insect...
  47. Kuebler L, Schubert M, Kárpáti Z, Hansson B, Olsson S. Antennal lobe processing correlates to moth olfactory behavior. J Neurosci. 2012;32:5772-82 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that the high degree of input-output modulation exhibited by the AL for specific odors can correlate to behavioral output...
  48. Harari A, Zahavi T, Thiéry D. Fitness cost of pheromone production in signaling female moths. Evolution. 2011;65:1572-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Lepidoptera) females at signaling time was significantly greater in large than in small females, that male moths preferred larger females as mates when responding to volatile signals, and small virgin females, but not large ..
  49. Kawahara A, Ohshima I, Kawakita A, Regier J, Mitter C, Cummings M, et al. Increased gene sampling strengthens support for higher-level groups within leaf-mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:182 pubmed publisher
    ..We target Gracillariidae, a Cretaceous-age (~100 Ma) group of leaf-mining moths to test whether the strategy of adding genes for a subset of taxa can improve branch support for deep nodes...
  50. Muola A, Mutikainen P, Laukkanen L, Lilley M, Leimu R. The role of inbreeding and outbreeding in herbivore resistance and tolerance in Vincetoxicum hirundinaria. Ann Bot. 2011;108:547-55 pubmed publisher
    ..The effects of inbreeding and outbreeding on plant size and response to herbivory in the perennial herb, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, were investigated...
  51. Baxter S, Badenes P rez F, Morrison A, Vogel H, Crickmore N, Kain W, et al. Parallel evolution of Bacillus thuringiensis toxin resistance in lepidoptera. Genetics. 2011;189:675-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report genetic mapping of a membrane transporter (ABCC2) to a locus controlling Bt Cry1Ac toxin resistance in two lepidopterans, implying that this protein plays a critical role in Bt function...
  52. Uehara H, Senoh Y, Yoneda K, Kato Y, Shiomi K. An FXPRLamide neuropeptide induces seasonal reproductive polyphenism underlying a life-history tradeoff in the tussock moth. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24213 pubmed publisher
  53. Folcher L, Bourguet D, Thiéry D, Pélozuelo L, Phalip M, Weissenberger A, et al. Changes in parasitoid communities over time and space: a historical case study of the maize pest Ostrinia nubilalis. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25374 pubmed publisher
    ..During the recent human activity-driven expansion of its range, O. nubilalis has neither captured native parasitoids nor triggered parasite spill back or spill over. ..
  54. Coleman J, Muhammed M, Kasperkovitz P, Vyas J, Mylonakis E. Fusarium pathogenesis investigated using Galleria mellonella as a heterologous host. Fungal Biol. 2011;115:1279-89 pubmed publisher
  55. Wu Y, Zhao J, Su T, Li J, Yu F, Chesters D, et al. The complete mitochondrial genome of Leucoptera malifoliella Costa (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae). DNA Cell Biol. 2012;31:1508-22 pubmed publisher
    ..malifoliella, is the same as traditional classifications. Yponomeutoidea is the sister to the other lepidopteran superfamilies covered in the present study...
  56. Xie W, Lei Y, Fu W, Yang Z, Zhu X, Guo Z, et al. Tissue-specific transcriptome profiling of Plutella xylostella third instar larval midgut. Int J Biol Sci. 2012;8:1142-55 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, current sequencing effort greatly enriched the existing P. xylostella EST database, and makes RNAseq a viable option in the future genomic analysis...
  57. Oakeshott J, Farnsworth C, East P, Scott C, Han Y, Wu Y, et al. How many genetic options for evolving insecticide resistance in heliothine and spodopteran pests?. Pest Manag Sci. 2013;69:889-96 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that there could indeed be an unusually large number of genetic options for evolving resistance in these species...
  58. Shi M, Zhu N, Yi Y, Chen X. Four serine protease cDNAs from the midgut of Plutella xylostella and their proteinase activity are influenced by the endoparasitoid, cotesia vestalis. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2013;83:101-14 pubmed publisher
    ..The correlation of decreased enzymatic activity and transcript abundance suggests parasitization induced downregulation of serine proteinase gene transcripts...
  59. Biondi A, Desneux N, Amiens Desneux E, Siscaro G, Zappalà L. Biology and developmental strategies of the Palaearctic parasitoid Bracon nigricans (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on the neotropical moth Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). J Econ Entomol. 2013;106:1638-47 pubmed
    ..Although further field studies are needed, these data, obtained in laboratory conditions, suggest that B. nigricans should be considered as a potential biological control agent of in newly invaded areas of the Palaearctic region...
  60. Baxter S, Davey J, Johnston J, Shelton A, Heckel D, Jiggins C, et al. Linkage mapping and comparative genomics using next-generation RAD sequencing of a non-model organism. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19315 pubmed publisher
    ..mori chromosomes shows for the first time, genetic synteny appears common beyond the Macrolepidoptera. RAD sequencing is a powerful system capable of rapidly generating chromosome specific data for non-model organisms. ..
  61. Kemp E, Woodward D, Cory J. Detection of single and mixed covert baculovirus infections in eastern spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana populations. J Invertebr Pathol. 2011;107:202-5 pubmed publisher
    ..fumiferana larvae. Insects from field populations showed a very different pattern; 70.5% of individuals were baculovirus positive and all of these were positive for CfDEFNPV only...
  62. Garbutt J, Bonsall M, Wright D, Raymond B. Antagonistic competition moderates virulence in Bacillus thuringiensis. Ecol Lett. 2011;14:765-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Spiteful interactions among these bacteria may be favoured because of the high metabolic costs of virulence factors and the high risk of mixed infections...
  63. Marchioro C, Foerster L. Development and survival of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) as a function of temperature: effect on the number of generations in tropical and subtropical regions. Neotrop Entomol. 2011;40:533-41 pubmed
    ..xylostella is tolerant to a wide range of temperatures (6.1-32.5°C). Therefore, temperature cannot be considered a limiting factor for the occurrence of diamondback moth throughout the year in most regions of Brazil...
  64. Najar Rodriguez A, Schneeberger M, Bellutti N, Dorn S. Variation in attraction to host plant odors in an invasive moth has a genetic basis and is genetically negatively correlated with fecundity. Behav Genet. 2012;42:687-97 pubmed publisher
    Lepidopteran insects are major pests of agricultural crops, and mated female moths exploit plant volatiles to locate suitable hosts for oviposition...
  65. Regier J, Brown J, Mitter C, Baixeras J, Cho S, Cummings M, et al. A molecular phylogeny for the leaf-roller moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implications for classification and life history evolution. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e35574 pubmed publisher
  66. You M, Yue Z, He W, Yang X, Yang G, Xie M, et al. A heterozygous moth genome provides insights into herbivory and detoxification. Nat Genet. 2013;45:220-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This work shows the genetic and molecular bases for the evolutionary success of this worldwide herbivore and offers wider insights into insect adaptation to plant feeding, as well as opening avenues for more sustainable pest management...
  67. Bahar M, Soroka J, Dosdall L. Constant versus fluctuating temperatures in the interactions between Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its larval parasitoid Diadegma insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Environ Entomol. 2012;41:1653-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparing successful parasitism capacity of the wasp and pupal survival and body mass of both host and parasitoid, we conclude that D. insulare is a more effective parasitoid at lower temperatures...
  68. Crespo A, Rodrigo Simón A, Siqueira H, Pereira E, Ferré J, Siegfried B. Cross-resistance and mechanism of resistance to Cry1Ab toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis in a field-derived strain of European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis. J Invertebr Pathol. 2011;107:185-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The interpretation of the overall data seems to suggest the involvement of an alteration in the binding of Cry1A toxins to a common receptor, which is more clearly revealed by the binding assays using radiolabeled Cry1Aa...
  69. Frolov A, Audiot P, Bourguet D, Kononchuk A, Malysh J, Ponsard S, et al. From Russia with lobe: genetic differentiation in trilobed uncus Ostrinia spp. follows food plant, not hairy legs. Heredity (Edinb). 2012;108:147-56 pubmed publisher
    ..This deserves further investigation, as it might reveal a linkage between this outlier and loci involved in host-plant adaptation and/or reproductive isolation...
  70. Wilson J, Rougerie R, Schonfeld J, Janzen D, Hallwachs W, Hajibabaei M, et al. When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? An assessment using sphingid moths. BMC Ecol. 2011;11:18 pubmed publisher
    ..We simulated libraries with different levels of completeness (10-100% of the available species), and recorded assignments (positive or ambiguous) and their accuracy (true or false) under six criteria...
  71. Tiewsiri K, Wang P. Differential alteration of two aminopeptidases N associated with resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac in cabbage looper. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:14037-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Along with identifying reduced expression of APN1 as the molecular basis of Bt resistance selected in an agricultural setting, our findings demonstrate the importance of APN1 to the mode of action of Bt toxin Cry1Ac...
  72. Harvey J, Gols R. Population-related variation in plant defense more strongly affects survival of an herbivore than its solitary parasitoid wasp. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:1081-90 pubmed publisher
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