Genomes and Genes
Summary: INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.
Publications334 found, 100 shown here
- The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcodingJohannes Bergsten
Department of Entomology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Syst Biol 61:851-69. 2012..Here, we present a CO1 data set of aquatic predaceous diving beetles of the tribe Agabini, sampled throughout Europe, and use it to investigate how the geographic scale of sampling ..
- Field-evolved resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootwormAaron J Gassmann
Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e22629. 2011..However, the evolution of resistance could cut short these benefits. A primary pest targeted by Bt maize in the United States is the western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)...
- Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate changeW A Kurz
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5, Canada
Nature 452:987-90. 2008....
- Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in natureA Kessler
Department of Molecular Ecology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena 07745, Germany
Science 291:2141-4. 2001..As a consequence, a plant could reduce the number of herbivores by more than 90% by releasing volatiles. These results confirm that indirect defenses can operate in nature...
- Control of coleopteran insect pests through RNA interferenceJames A Baum
Monsanto Company, 700 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017 1732, USA
Nat Biotechnol 25:1322-6. 2007....
- A polyketide synthase-peptide synthetase gene cluster from an uncultured bacterial symbiont of Paederus beetlesJorn Piel
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, 07745 Jena, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14002-7. 2002..The antitumor polyketides of the pederin family, isolated from beetles and sponges, are an example...
- Genome and transcriptome analyses of the mountain pine beetle-fungal symbiont Grosmannia clavigera, a lodgepole pine pathogenScott DiGuistini
Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:2504-9. 2011..This work is a major step toward understanding the biological interactions between the tripartite MPB/fungus/forest system...
- Mitochondrial cox1 sequence data reliably uncover patterns of insect diversity but suffer from high lineage-idiosyncratic error ratesLars Hendrich
Department of Entomology, Zoological State Collection, Munich, Germany
PLoS ONE 5:e14448. 2010..Then, we contrasted phylogenetic subsampling with the hitherto more commonly applied geographical subsampling, where sister species are not necessarily captured...
- Bacterial protection of beetle-fungus mutualismJarrod J Scott
Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
Science 322:63. 2008..In a notably intricate system, southern pine beetles use symbiotic fungi to help overcome host-tree defenses and to provide nutrition for their larvae...
- Bridgehead effect in the worldwide invasion of the biocontrol harlequin ladybirdEric Lombaert
Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, INRA UMR 1301 IBSV INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
PLoS ONE 5:e9743. 2010..e., heightened vigilance against invasive bridgeheads)...
- Temperature-specific outcomes of cytoplasmic-nuclear interactions on egg-to-adult development time in seed beetlesDamian K Dowling
Animal Ecology Department of Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Evolution 61:194-201. 2007..Here, we assess the influence of temperature on cyto-nuclear effects on egg-to-adult development time in seed beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus)...
- Microbial associations in gut systems of wood- and bark-inhabiting longhorned beetles [Coleoptera: Cerambycidae]S Grunwald
Fachgebiet für Pflanzenphysiologie, Department fur Pflanzenwissenschaften, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Am Hochanger 4, 85354 Freising, Germany
Syst Appl Microbiol 33:25-34. 2010..techniques and PCR-based rDNA sequencing, gut microflora in the larvae of bark- and wood-inhabiting cerambycid beetles (Rhagium inquisitor, Tetropium castaneum, Plagionotus arcuatus and Leptura rubra [Coleoptera: Cerambycidae]) was ..
- Water capture by a desert beetleA R Parker
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Nature 414:33-4. 2001Some beetles in the Namib Desert collect drinking water from fog-laden wind on their backs...
- Feeding specialization and host-derived chemical defense in Chrysomeline leaf beetles did not lead to an evolutionary dead endA Termonia
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics, Free University of Brussels (ULB, cp 300, Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, rue Jeener and Brachet 12, B6041 Gosselies, Belgium
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3909-14. 2001Combination of molecular phylogenetic analyses of Chrysomelina beetles and chemical data of their defensive secretions indicate that two lineages independently developed, from an ancestral autogenous metabolism, an energetically ..
- Pyrosequencing of the midgut transcriptome of the poplar leaf beetle Chrysomela tremulae reveals new gene families in ColeopteraYannick Pauchet
University of Exeter in Cornwall, Penryn, UK
Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:403-13. 2009..We also describe a wealth of new transcripts predicting rapidly evolving gene families involved in plant tissue digestion, which have no homologs in the genome of the stored product pest the Red Flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum...
- Anatomical and chemical defenses of conifer bark against bark beetles and other pestsVincent R Franceschi
School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 4236, USA
New Phytol 167:353-75. 2005..However, these can be overcome by strategies including aggregation pheromones of bark beetles and introduction of virulent phytopathogens...
- Inbreeding depression is purged in the invasive insect Harmonia axyridisBenoit Facon
Institut National pour la Recherche Agronomique, UMR Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, Montferrier Lez Cedex, France
Curr Biol 21:424-7. 2011..Thus, rather than posing a barrier to invasion as often assumed, bottlenecks, by purging deleterious alleles, can enable the evolution of invaders that maintain high fitness even when inbred...
- Division of labour and sex differences between fibrillar, tarsal adhesive pads in beetles: effective elastic modulus and attachment performanceJames M R Bullock
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
J Exp Biol 212:1876-88. 2009Many beetles employ arrays of adhesive setae to control attachment during locomotion...
- The role of phytopathogenicity in bark beetle-fungus symbioses: a challenge to the classic paradigmDiana L Six
Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 56:255-72. 2011The idea that phytopathogenic fungi associated with tree-killing bark beetles are critical for overwhelming tree defenses and incurring host tree mortality, herein called the classic paradigm (CP), has driven research on bark beetle-..
- Microbial community profiling to investigate transmission of bacteria between life stages of the wood-boring beetle, Anoplophora glabripennisScott M Geib
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Microb Ecol 58:199-211. 2009....
- Incongruence of mitochondrial and nuclear gene trees in the Carabid beetles OhomopterusT Sota
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
Syst Biol 50:39-59. 2001..The occurrence of reticulate patterns in this group is intriguing, because species of Ohomopterus exhibit extremely divergent genitalic structures that represent a highly efficient reproductive isolation mechanism...
- Wood ingestion by passalid beetles in the presence of xylose-fermenting gut yeastsSung Oui Suh
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Mol Ecol 12:3137-45. 2003..we consistently isolated Pichia stipitis-like yeasts (Fungi: Ascomycota, Saccharomycetes) from the wood-ingesting beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus and Verres sternbergianus (Coleoptera: Passalidae)...
- Evolutionary reduction in testes size and competitive fertilization success in response to the experimental removal of sexual selection in dung beetlesLeigh W Simmons
Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology M092, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Evolution 62:2580-91. 2008..Our data show that sperm competition does drive the evolution of testes size in onthophagine beetles, and provide general support for sperm competition theory.
- The effects of acclimation on thermal tolerance, desiccation resistance and metabolic rate in Chirodica chalcoptera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)John S Terblanche
Spatial, Physiological, and Conservation Ecology Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
J Insect Physiol 51:1013-23. 2005..e.: 41.8+/-0.2 degrees C in field-fresh beetles) showed less response (<1 degrees C change) to temperature acclimation than did the onset of the critical ..
- Coadaptation of prenatal and postnatal maternal effectsJudith E Lock
Hartpury College, University of the West of England, Hartpury House, Gloucestershire GL19 3BE, United Kingdom
Am Nat 170:709-18. 2007..Such a coadaptation might be particularly valuable when females are constrained from reproducing at an optimal age, as, for example, in species that breed on scarce and unpredictable resources...
- Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridisE Lombaert
INRA, UMR 1301 IBSV INRA Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis CNRS, 400 Route des Chappes, BP 167 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Mol Ecol 20:4654-70. 2011..axyridis, was probably formed by an admixture between the eastern and western native clusters. This admixture may have facilitated adaptation of the bridgehead population...
- Selective transport systems mediate sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles: a molecular basis for adaptation and evolutionJürgen Kuhn
Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:13808-13. 2004..Moreover, the ancestral iridoid-producing leaf beetles already possess a fully functional import system for an early precursor of the iridoid defenses...
- Deep mtDNA subdivision within Linnean species in an endemic radiation of tiger beetles from New Zealand (genus Neocicindela)Joan Pons
Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:251-62. 2011..studies of taxonomy and clade diversification, we performed mtDNA analysis on Neocicindela (Cicindelidae, tiger beetles) for a broad sample of populations from 11 of 12 known species and 161 specimens (three loci, 1883 nucleotides), ..
- Complex interactions among host pines and fungi vectored by an invasive bark beetleMin Lu
State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
New Phytol 187:859-66. 2010..valens and their pine hosts in China may confer advantages to these strains of L. procerum and, by extension, to the beetles themselves. These interactions may therefore enhance invasion by the beetle-fungal complex.
- The voyage of an invasive species across continents: genetic diversity of North American and European Colorado potato beetle populationsAlessandro Grapputo
Department of Biological and Environmental Science, PO Box 35, FIN 40014, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Mol Ecol 14:4207-19. 2005..This study on Colorado potato beetles is one of the few studies of the genetic consequences of continent-scale invasion in an insect pest...
- Potential effect of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on urban trees in the United StatesD J Nowak
Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, SUNY-CESF, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
J Econ Entomol 94:116-22. 2001..The estimated maximum potential national urban impact of A. glabripennis is a loss of 34.9% of total canopy cover, 30.3% tree mortality (1.2 billion trees) and value loss of $669 billion...
- Experimental evidence for the effects of dung beetle functional group richness and composition on ecosystem function in a tropical forestEleanor M Slade
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
J Anim Ecol 76:1094-104. 2007..b>Beetles in a single functional group (large nocturnal tunnellers) had a disproportionate influence on measures of ..
- Inter- and intraspecific comparison of the bacterial assemblages in the hindgut of humivorous scarab beetle larvae (Pachnoda spp.)Janet Andert
Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:439-49. 2010The larvae of scarab beetles are model organisms for studying the role of physicochemical gut conditions and intestinal microbiota in symbiotic digestion, particularly of humus...
- Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei: predictions of climate change impact on a tropical insect pestJuliana Jaramillo
Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
PLoS ONE 4:e6487. 2009..5%. The effects of climate change on the further range of H. hampei distribution and possible adaption strategies are discussed. Abstracts in Spanish and French are provided as supplementary material Abstract S1 and Abstract S2...
- Adaptation and invasiveness of western corn rootworm: intensifying research on a worsening pestMichael E Gray
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 54:303-21. 2009..Although biological control and use of conventional resistant maize hybrids have not achieved widespread success in the management of western corn rootworms in North America, these tactics are being evaluated in Europe...
- A versatile transport network for sequestering and excreting plant glycosides in leaf beetles provides an evolutionary flexible defense strategySabrina Discher
Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
Chembiochem 10:2223-9. 2009The larval defenses of chrysomeline leaf beetles comprise components that are either synthesized de novo or sequestered from their food plants...
- Correlated evolution between male ejaculate allocation and female remating behaviour in seed beetles (Bruchidae)M Katvala
Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden
J Evol Biol 21:471-9. 2008....
- Paternal care: direct and indirect genetic effects of fathers on offspring performanceMegan L Head
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, TR10 9EZ, United Kingdom
Evolution 66:3570-81. 2012..These patterns are similar to those generated by maternal care, indicating that the genetic effects of care on offspring performance are independent of the caregiver's sex...
- "Endomicrobia" and other bacteria associated with the hindgut of Dermolepida albohirtum larvaeGeoffrey W Pittman
School of Integrative Biology, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:762-7. 2008..These universally distributed taxa have the potential to form vertically transmitted symbiotic associations with these insects...
- Mountain pine beetles colonizing historical and naive host trees are associated with a bacterial community highly enriched in genes contributing to terpene metabolismAaron S Adams
Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 79:3468-75. 2013..The mechanisms by which these beetles contend with toxic compounds are not well understood...
- Combining proteomics and transcriptome sequencing to identify active plant-cell-wall-degrading enzymes in a leaf beetleRoy Kirsch
Entomology Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
BMC Genomics 13:587. 2012..A growing body of evidence suggests that phytophagous beetles, mainly species from the superfamilies Chrysomeloidea and Curculionoidea, possess endogenous genes encoding ..
- Evidence for a symbiosis island involved in horizontal acquisition of pederin biosynthetic capabilities by the bacterial symbiont of Paederus fuscipes beetlesJorn Piel
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
J Bacteriol 186:1280-6. 2004Pederin belongs to a group of antitumor compounds found in terrestrial beetles and marine sponges. It is used by apparently all members of the rove beetle genera Paederus and Paederidus as a chemical defense against predators...
- DNA barcoding insect-host plant associationsJosé A Jurado-Rivera
Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Proc Biol Sci 276:639-48. 2009..Host plants of leaf beetles (subfamily Chrysomelinae) from Australia were identified using the chloroplast trnL(UAA) intron as barcodes ..
- Antennal transcriptome analysis of the chemosensory gene families in the tree killing bark beetles, Ips typographus and Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)Martin N Andersson
Chemical Ecology, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE 230 53, Alnarp, Sweden
BMC Genomics 14:198. 2013..However, information on the genes underlying olfactory detection has been lacking in bark beetles and is limited in Coleoptera. We assembled antennal transcriptomes from next-generation sequencing of I...
- Post-hatching parental care masks the effects of egg size on offspring fitness: a removal experiment on burying beetlesK M Monteith
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Evol Biol 25:1815-22. 2012..These findings suggest that the trade-off between number and size of offspring is shifted from the egg stage towards the end of the parental care period and that post-hatching parental care somehow moderates this trade-off...
- Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab and Cry3Aa endotoxins on predatory Coleoptera tested through artificial diet-incorporation bioassaysM Porcar
Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Apartado Postal 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
Bull Entomol Res 100:297-302. 2010..We discuss the relevance of these findings for the ecology of beneficial Coleoptera and compatibility with Bt and GM Bt crops...
- Structural origin of circularly polarized iridescence in jeweled beetlesVivek Sharma
School of Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Science 325:449-51. 2009..These textures provide the basis for the morphogenesis as well as key insights for emulating the intricate optical response of the exoskeleton of scarab beetles.
- Beetles and flies collected on pig carrion in an experimental setting in Thuringia and their forensic implicationsE Anton
Department of Entomology group, Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Germany
Med Vet Entomol 25:353-64. 2011..A main objective of the study is the establishment of a forensic entomological database for Central Europe, especially Thuringia...
- Secondary metabolites released by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: chemical analyses and possible ecological functionsThomas Degenkolb
Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
J Chem Ecol 37:724-35. 2011Burying beetles of the genus Nicrophorus localize small vertebrate carcasses by emitted volatiles. The carcass that serves as reproduction and breeding site is buried in the soil by the beetles...
- Pheromone production in bark beetlesGary J Blomquist
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:699-712. 2010The first aggregation pheromone components from bark beetles were identified in 1966 as a mixture of ipsdienol, ipsenol and verbenol...
- Managing invasive populations of Asian longhorned beetle and citrus longhorned beetle: a worldwide perspectiveRobert A Haack
US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northern Research Station, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 55:521-46. 2010..We discuss taxonomy, diagnostics, native range, bionomics, damage, host plants, pest status in their native range, invasion history and management, recent research, and international efforts to prevent new introductions...
- Attraction of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, to avocado, lychee, and essential oil LuresPaul E Kendra
USDA ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Miami, FL 33158, USA
J Chem Ecol 37:932-42. 2011..In the field, traps baited with lychee wood captured more beetles than those with wood from avocado cultivars; traps baited with phoebe oil lures captured more beetles than those ..
- Pathogen effects on vegetative and floral odours mediate vector attraction and host exposure in a complex pathosystemLori Shapiro
Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Ecol Lett 15:1430-8. 2012....
- Identification of immunity-related genes in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides by suppression subtractive hybridizationH Vogel
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Jena, Germany
Insect Mol Biol 20:787-800. 2011Burying beetles reproduce on small vertebrate cadavers which they bury in the soil after localization through volatiles emitted from the carcass...
- Sexual division of antibacterial resource defence in breeding burying beetles, Nicrophorus vespilloidesSheena C Cotter
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
J Anim Ecol 79:35-43. 2010..3. Here, we describe a hitherto uncharacterized form of parental care in burying beetles Nicrophorus vespilloides, a species which prepares carrion for its young and faces competition from microbes for ..
- Conservation and diversification of gene function during mouthpart development in Onthophagus beetlesFranck Simonnet
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Evol Dev 13:280-9. 2011..mandible adapted for chewing to the elongated, flat, and blade-like mandible of modern filter-feeding scarabaeine beetles. In general, our results contribute to a growing body of studies that suggest that basic patterning genes can ..
- Selection for Cry3Bb1 resistance in a genetically diverse population of nondiapausing western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)Kenneth J Oswald
Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Ecological Exposure Research Division, Molecular Ecology Research Branch, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
J Econ Entomol 104:1038-44. 2011..These lines provide data necessary for evaluating the potential for Bt resistance within diabroticite beetles and will be useful for developing improved insect resistance management strategies.
- Resistance and cross-resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides and spinosad in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)David Mota-Sanchez
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Pest Manag Sci 62:30-7. 2006..In the summer of 2003, imidacloprid-resistant adult Colorado potato beetles collected from Long Island, New York, USA were bioassayed using topical applications of imidacloprid and nine ..
- Simultaneous feeding by aboveground and belowground herbivores attenuates plant-mediated attraction of their respective natural enemiesSergio Rasmann
Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, CP 158, CH 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Ecol Lett 10:926-36. 2007..This first study to measure effects of belowground herbivory on aboveground tritrophic signalling and vice-versa reemphasizes the important role of plants in bridging interactions between spatially distinct components of the ecosystem...
- Chiral discrimination of the Japanese beetle sex pheromone and a behavioral antagonist by a pheromone-degrading enzymeYuko Ishida
Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9076-80. 2008....
- Genetic diversity in laboratory colonies of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), including a nondiapause colonyKyung Seok Kim
USDA ARS, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Environ Entomol 36:637-45. 2007..In contrast, the results indicate that the diapause colonies maintained at NCARL are genetically similar to wild populations...
- Morphological and ecological similarities: wood-boring beetles associated with novel xylose-fermenting yeasts, Spathaspora passalidarum gen. sp. nov. and Candida jeffriesii sp. novNhu H Nguyen
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA70803, USA
Mycol Res 110:1232-41. 2006..In addition a morphologically distinct yeast ascospore type is described for Spathaspora...
- Inferring introduction routes of invasive species using approximate Bayesian computation on microsatellite dataT Guillemaud
Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, UMR 1301 Interactions Biotiques et Santé Végétale, INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
Heredity (Edinb) 104:88-99. 2010..Most computations were performed with the DIYABC program (http://www1.montpellier.inra.fr/CBGP/diyabc/)...
- Ice age climate, evolutionary constraints and diversity patterns of European dung beetlesJoaquin Hortal
Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, UK
Ecol Lett 14:741-8. 2011..We assess their associations with the European Scarabaeinae dung beetles, a group with high dispersal ability and well-known adaptations to warm environments...
- Phosphine resistance, respiration rate and fitness consequences in stored-product insectsMarco Aurélio G Pimentel
Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa, MG 36570 000, Brazil
Pest Manag Sci 63:876-81. 2007..Thus, management strategies based on the interruption of phosphine fumigation may result in reestablishment of susceptibility, and shows good potential for more effective management of phosphine-resistant populations...
- Animal behaviour: insect orientation to polarized moonlightMarie Dacke
Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Nature 424:33. 2003
- Jack of all trades masters novel host plants: positive genetic correlations in specialist and generalist insect herbivores expanding their diets to novel hostsCarlos García-Robledo
Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0421, USA
J Evol Biol 25:38-53. 2012..correlations and performance among families in four species (two generalist and two specialist) of leaf beetles (Cephaloleia spp.) that are currently expanding their diets from native to exotic plants...
- Autochthonous bacterial flora indicated by PCR-DGGE of 16S rRNA gene fragments from the alimentary tract of Costelytra zealandica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)H Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Institute of Urban Pests, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, The People s Republic of China
J Appl Microbiol 105:1277-85. 2008..To locate and identify putative autochthonous bacteria within the grass grub gut that may have a role in symbiosis...
- Intraspecific variation in plant defense alters effects of root herbivores on leaf chemistry and aboveground herbivore damageSusanne Wurst
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Heteren, The Netherlands
J Chem Ecol 34:1360-7. 2008..The present study documents for the first time that intraspecific variation in plant defense affects the outcome of plant-mediated interactions between root and shoot herbivores...
- Patterns of threshold evolution in polyphenic insects under different developmental modelsJoseph L Tomkins
The Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia, Australia
Evolution 63:459-68. 2009..These findings suggest that regardless of developmental mode, alternative morphs do not evolve independently of one another...
- Intralocus sexual conflict unresolved by sex-limited trait expressionTomohiro Harano
Laboratory of Ecological Science, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
Curr Biol 20:2036-9. 2010..Hence, intralocus conflict resolution is not as easy as currently thought...
- Protease inhibitors from several classes work synergistically against Callosobruchus maculatusBahagiawati Amirhusin
Indonesia Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development, Jalan Tentara Pelajar 3A, Bogor 16111, Indonesia
J Insect Physiol 53:734-40. 2007..Our results also suggest that transgenic resistance strategies that involve multigene products are likely to have enhanced efficacy and durability...
- Promicromonospora pachnodae sp. nov., a member of the (hemi)cellulolytic hindgut flora of larvae of the scarab beetle Pachnoda marginataAnne E Cazemier
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, Nijmegen NL 6525, ED, The Netherlands
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 83:135-48. 2003..P. pachnodae produced xylanases and endoglucanases on several plant derived polymers, both under aerobic and anaerobic conditions...
- Baseline susceptibility of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Crysomelidae) to Cry3Bb1 Bacillus thuringiensis toxinBlair D Siegfried
Department of Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Building, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583 0816, USA
J Econ Entomol 98:1320-4. 2005....
- The phylogeography of an alpine leaf beetle: divergence within Oreina elongata spans several ice agesMatthias Borer
Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, Case Postale 158, 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:703-9. 2010..When analyzing additional barcoding pairwise distances, we find strong evidence to consider O. elongata as a species complex rather than a single species...
- Comparative performance of single nucleotide polymorphism and microsatellite markers for population genetic analysisBrad S Coates
USDA ARS, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
J Hered 100:556-64. 2009..SNP markers provided estimates of population genetic parameters consistent with those from microsatellite data, and their low back mutation rates may result in reduced propensity for error in estimation of population parameters...
- Bacterial community and nitrogen fixation in the red turpentine beetle, Dendroctonus valens LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)Jesús Morales-Jiménez
Departamento de Microbiologia, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Prol De Carpio y Plan de Ayala Col Sto Tomas, Mexico, Distrito Federal, CP 11340, Mexico
Microb Ecol 58:879-91. 2009..It belongs to a group of beetles that spend most of their lives between the tree bark and sapwood, where it feeds on phloem: a poor substrate with ..
- Recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes by insect-damaged maize rootsSergio Rasmann
University of Neuchatel, Institute of Zoology, Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Entomology, CP 2, CH 2007 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Nature 434:732-7. 2005..Development of new varieties that release the attractant in adequate amounts should help enhance the efficacy of nematodes as biological control agents against root pests like D. v. virgifera...
- Costs and the diversification of exaggerated animal structuresD J Emlen
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 1002, USA
Science 291:1534-6. 2001..Here, I show that costs of weapon production also may drive patterns of weapon evolution. In beetles, production of horns reduces the size of neighboring morphological structures (antennae, eyes, or wings, ..
- The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeastsSung Oui Suh
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
Mycol Res 109:261-5. 2005We isolated over 650 yeasts over a three year period from the gut of a variety of beetles and characterized them on the basis of LSU rDNA sequences and morphological and metabolic traits...
- Some like it hot: the influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in East AfricaJuliana Jaramillo
Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
PLoS ONE 6:e24528. 2011..An abstract in Spanish is provided as Abstract S1...
- A comprehensive assessment of the effects of Bt cotton on Coleomegilla maculata demonstrates no detrimental effects by Cry1Ac and Cry2AbYunhe Li
Department of Entomology, Cornell University NYSAES, Geneva, New York, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e22185. 2011..maculata. More importantly, this study demonstrates a comprehensive system for assessing the risk of genetically modified plants on non-target organisms...
- Angiosperm bark volatiles disrupt response of Douglas-fir beetle, Dendroctonus pseudotsugae, to attractant-baited trapsD P Huber
Centre for Environmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6
J Chem Ecol 27:217-33. 2001..One compound, conophthorin, was active alone in reducing the response of beetles to the baited traps...
- Irresistible bouquet of death--how are burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorus) attracted by carcassesB Kalinová
Infochemicals Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nam 2, 166 10, Prague 6, Czech Republic
Naturwissenschaften 96:889-99. 2009..were used to study the antennal sensitivity to identified infochemicals and their attractiveness for burying beetles Nicrophorus vespillo and Nicrophorus vespilloides (Silphidae: Nicrophorinae)...
- Rickettsial relative associated with male killing in the ladybird beetle (Adalia bipunctata)J H Werren
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, New York 14627
J Bacteriol 176:388-94. 1994..Discovery of a close relative of rickettsias associated with sex ratio distortion in insects has implications for the evolution and population dynamics of this bacterial genus...
- Structure and topology of microbial communities in the major gut compartments of Melolontha melolontha larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)Markus Egert
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4556-66. 2005....
- The Pristionchus pacificus genome provides a unique perspective on nematode lifestyle and parasitismChristoph Dieterich
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Spemannstrasse 37, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
Nat Genet 40:1193-8. 2008Here we present a draft genome sequence of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus, a species that is associated with beetles and is used as a model system in evolutionary biology. With 169 Mb and 23,500 predicted protein-coding genes, the P...
- Differential recruitment of limb patterning genes during development and diversification of beetle hornsArmin P Moczek
Department of Biology, Indiana University, 915 East Third Street, Myers Hall 150, Bloomington, IN 47405 7107, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8992-7. 2009....
- Microbial community structure in midgut and hindgut of the humus-feeding larva of Pachnoda ephippiata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)Markus Egert
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Appl Environ Microbiol 69:6659-68. 2003..These findings agree with the reported restriction of methanogenesis to the hindgut of Pachnoda larvae...
- Timing the radiations of leaf beetles: hispines on gingers from latest cretaceous to recentP Wilf
Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
Science 289:291-4. 2000Stereotyped feeding damage attributable solely to rolled-leaf hispine beetles is documented on latest Cretaceous and early Eocene ginger leaves from North Dakota and Wyoming...
- The evolution of agriculture in beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae)B D Farrell
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Evolution 55:2011-27. 2001b>Beetles in the weevil subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae are unusual in that they burrow as adults inside trees for feeding and oviposition...
- The significance of facultative scavenging in generalist predator nutrition: detecting decayed prey in the guts of predators using PCRPavel Foltan
Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, PO Box 915, Cardiff, CF10 3TL, UK
Mol Ecol 14:4147-58. 2005..Laboratory trials measured prey preference of beetles between live and decaying prey. Further experiments measured, for the first time, feeding by P...
- Nonstationary evolution and compositional heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomicsNathan C Sheffield
Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Syst Biol 58:381-94. 2009..We discovered convergence of nucleotide composition within mitochondrial genomes of the insect order Coleoptera (beetles). We found variation in base content both among species and among genes in the genome...
- Rapid adaptation to a novel host in a seed beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus): the role of sexual selectionClaudia Fricke
Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Evolution 61:440-54. 2007..We experimentally enforced monogamy in half of the lines, whereas the other half remained polygamous. The beetles rapidly adapted to the novel host, which primarily involved increased host acceptance by females and an ..
- Ingested RNA interference for managing the populations of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineataFang Zhu
Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Pest Manag Sci 67:175-82. 2011..In this paper, the potential of feeding dsRNA expressed in bacteria or synthesized in vitro to manage populations of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (CPB), was investigated...
- Multiple transatlantic introductions of the western corn rootwormNicholas Miller
Biologie des Populations en Interaction, Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 1112 Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, 400 Route des Chappes, 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Science 310:992. 2005..This result raises questions about changing circumstances that have enabled a sudden burst of transatlantic introductions...
- Bruchins: insect-derived plant regulators that stimulate neoplasm formationR P Doss
Horticultural Crops Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:6218-23. 2000..5 pg) causing neoplastic growth on pods of all of the pea lines tested. The bruchins are, to our knowledge, the first natural products discovered with the ability to induce neoplasm formation when applied to intact plants...
- Effect of host tree species on cellulase activity and bacterial community composition in the gut of larval Asian longhorned beetleScott M Geib
Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Environ Entomol 38:686-99. 2009..Larvae that fed on wood from a resistant host (P. calleryana) showed suppressed total gut cellulase activity. Results show that the host tree can impact both gut microbial community complexity and cellulase activity in A. glabripennis...
- Increased survival of western corn rootworm on transgenic corn within three generations of on-plant greenhouse selectionLisa N Meihls
Division of Plant Science, 205 Curtis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19177-82. 2008..The results suggest that rapid response to selection is possible in the absence of mating with unexposed beetles, emphasizing the importance of effective refuges for resistance management.
- Landscape diversity enhances biological control of an introduced crop pest in the north-central USAM M Gardiner
Department of Entomology, 204 Center for Integrated Plant Systems, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1311, USA
Ecol Appl 19:143-54. 2009..We also monitored aphid and natural enemy populations at large in each field. Predators, principally coccinellid beetles, dominated the natural enemy community of soybean in both years. In the absence of aphid predators, A...
- Attacks by a piercing-sucking insect (Myzus persicae Sultzer) or a chewing insect (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) on potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) induce differential changes in volatile compound release and oxylipin synthesisVirginie Gosset
Plant Biology Unit, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
J Exp Bot 60:1231-40. 2009..Furthermore, a correlation between volatiles and JA accumulation and the evolution of their precursors was determined. Finally, the role of the insect itself on the plant response after insect infestation was highlighted...
- Exploring the Venom Repertoire of ParasitoidsJOHN HAYNES WERREN; Fiscal Year: 2013..Parasitoids vary in hosts they utilize (flies, beetles, butterflies, etc), the life stage they parasitize (eggs, larvae, pupae), and whether their eggs are laid and ..
- Bursicon Receptor Antagonists: Templates for Developing Novel InsecticidesAlan S Kopin; Fiscal Year: 2013..Prior studies using both Drosophila and beetles revealed that genetic down-regulation of bursicon-mediated signaling results in defective hardening of the ..
- Modularity of gene expression and tradeoffs in the evolution of plasticityEMILIE SNELL ROOD; Fiscal Year: 2010..These hypotheses will be tested in a newly emerging model system in evolutionary developmental genetics: homed beetles in the genus Onthophagus...
- Elucidating the function of the Lipid-Binding Protein OBI-1 in Pristionchus pacifRay L Hong; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pristionchus species are nematodes that associate with specific beetles and represent a poorly understood but highly prevalent type of nematode-insect interaction known as necromeny...
- Structural studies of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry ToxinsMichael K Chan; Fiscal Year: 2010..with practical application as biological insecticides for the targeting of specific crop pests (caterpillars, beetles, nematodes) and disease vectors (mosquitoes). Insect ingestion of B...
- NOVEL BEETLE LUCIFERASES FOR BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENTKeith Wood; Fiscal Year: 1993..to include a new class of isozymes derived from embryonic and juvenile developmental forms of elaterid beetles. These isozymes are spectrally unique, and taxonomic data reveals that they are evolutionarily divergent...
- Potent antimicrobial peptides from carrion beetlesANGELIKA FATH GOODIN; Fiscal Year: 2009..Corporation has identified proteinaceous antimicrobial components in the anal and oral secretions of carrion beetles from the family Silphidae...
- SPLIT-DOSE REPAIR--DIVIDING VS. POSTMITOTIC CELLSHOWARD DUCOFF; Fiscal Year: 1980..Pupariation delay and puparial elongation after irradiation of fly larvae, a hyperacute lethal syndrome in adult beetles exposed to very high radiation doses, and increased longevity of adult insects exposed tissue; acute (5-week) ..
- Adnesion Receptors of the Insect Immune SystemJAMES NARDI; Fiscal Year: 2003..Understanding the molecular underpinnings of the insect immune response will clearly help in understanding the fate of pathogens in the blood of insect vectors of human diseases. ..
- SECRETIONS OF ARTHROPODSThomas Eisner; Fiscal Year: 2008..Insects are major vectors of disease. An understanding of how insects depend on natural products for regulation of their biotic interactions is of broad applied significance to both medicine and agriculture. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NEURAL CORRELATES OF EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND BEHAVIORC Salzman; Fiscal Year: 2004..Participation in seminar, journal clubs, courses, scientific presentation sessions, and informal discussions with a large variety of faculty and trainees will form the basis of an intensive training program ..
- Ecology, genetics and physiology of insect vectorsElliot Krafsur; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Real-Time Three-Dimensional Motion Control TrackerDaniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2003..After optimization, the Phase II instrument will be tested in a clinical ophthalmic program and the improvement in measurement of retinal features (e.g., nerve fiber layer thickness) will be quantified. ..
- Developmental mechanisms underlying divergent morphologyDAVID ANGELINI; Fiscal Year: 2007..the developmental network underlying antenna distal morphology in two closely related species of flour beetles, Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum...
- Compact Line-scanning Adaptive Optics Retinal ImagerDaniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2007..These researchers will, in turn, use this tool to increase our understanding of vision and its disruption by disease and for the development of new drugs and therapies. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Stabilized Adaptive Optics Imaging Laser MicrosurgeryDaniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME: GENETIC STUDIES IN ZEBRAFISHMICHAEL CARVAN; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Single Shot OCTDaniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2006..In addition, the developed instrument and the principles upon which it is based may be used to image other disease types throughout the human body. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Expeditious Synthesis of Complexity and DiversitySteven Burke; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- HETEROCYCLIC RING COMPOUNDS FOR ALKALOID SYNTHESISAlbert Padwa; Fiscal Year: 2007..The generation of biologically active compounds by new synthetic methods remains an important part of both health related and chemical research. ..
- SYNTHESIS OF FUSED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDSAlbert Padwa; Fiscal Year: 2002..The generation of biologically active compounds by new synthetic methods remains an important part of both health related and chemical research. ..