heteroptera

Summary

Summary: A suborder of HEMIPTERA, called true bugs, characterized by the possession of two pairs of wings. It includes the medically important families CIMICIDAE and REDUVIIDAE. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Top Publications

  1. doi Mirid bug outbreaks in multiple crops correlated with wide-scale adoption of Bt cotton in China
    Yanhui Lu
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, People s Republic of China
    Science 328:1151-4. 2010
  2. ncbi The Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of the 18S rRNA sequences from the main lineages of Trichophora (Insecta: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha)
    Qiang Xie
    Insect Molecular Systematic Lab, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Science, Nankai University, No 94 Weijin Road, 300071 Tianjin, People s Republic of China
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 34:448-51. 2005
  3. pmc Insect-microbe mutualism without vertical transmission: a stinkbug acquires a beneficial gut symbiont from the environment every generation
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi
    Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4308-16. 2007
  4. pmc Comparative and phylogenomic studies on the mitochondrial genomes of Pentatomomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
    Jimeng Hua
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Biology, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
    BMC Genomics 9:610. 2008
  5. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of the true water bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha): evidence from mitochondrial genomes
    Jimeng Hua
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Biology, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
    BMC Evol Biol 9:134. 2009
  6. ncbi Life history and cost analysis for continuous rearing of Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on a zoophytophagous artificial diet
    T A Coudron
    USDA ARS BCIRL, Research Park, 1503 S Providence, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Econ Entomol 95:1159-68. 2002
  7. doi Plant volatiles influence electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Lygus hesperus
    Livy Williams
    USDA ARS Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, 920 Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89512, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:467-78. 2010
  8. ncbi Differential gene expression in Perillus bioculatus nymphs fed a suboptimal artificial diet
    G D Yocum
    Biosciences Research Laboratory, USDA ARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, 1605 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58105, USA
    J Insect Physiol 52:586-92. 2006
  9. doi Functional characterization and immunolocalization of odorant binding protein 1 in the lucerne plant bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus (GOEZE)
    Shao Hua Gu
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 77:81-99. 2011
  10. ncbi Trypanosomatid biodiversity in Costa Rica: genotyping of parasites from Heteroptera using the spliced leader RNA gene
    S J Westenberger
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1487, USA
    Parasitology 129:537-47. 2004

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  1. doi Mirid bug outbreaks in multiple crops correlated with wide-scale adoption of Bt cotton in China
    Yanhui Lu
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, People s Republic of China
    Science 328:1151-4. 2010
    ..Field trials conducted over 10 years in northern China show that mirid bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) have progressively increased population sizes and acquired pest status in cotton and multiple other ..
  2. ncbi The Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of the 18S rRNA sequences from the main lineages of Trichophora (Insecta: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha)
    Qiang Xie
    Insect Molecular Systematic Lab, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Science, Nankai University, No 94 Weijin Road, 300071 Tianjin, People s Republic of China
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 34:448-51. 2005
  3. pmc Insect-microbe mutualism without vertical transmission: a stinkbug acquires a beneficial gut symbiont from the environment every generation
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi
    Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4308-16. 2007
    The broad-headed bug Riptortus clavatus (Heteroptera: Alydidae) possesses a number of crypts at a posterior midgut region, which house a dense population of a bacterial symbiont belonging to the genus Burkholderia...
  4. pmc Comparative and phylogenomic studies on the mitochondrial genomes of Pentatomomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
    Jimeng Hua
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Biology, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
    BMC Genomics 9:610. 2008
    ..Hemipteroid insects are known to possess highly reorganized mitochondrial genomes, but in the suborder Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera), there was only one complete mitochondrial genome sequenced without gene rearrangement and ..
  5. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of the true water bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha): evidence from mitochondrial genomes
    Jimeng Hua
    Department of Zoology and Developmental Biology, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
    BMC Evol Biol 9:134. 2009
    The true water bugs are grouped in infraorder Nepomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and are of great economic importance...
  6. ncbi Life history and cost analysis for continuous rearing of Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on a zoophytophagous artificial diet
    T A Coudron
    USDA ARS BCIRL, Research Park, 1503 S Providence, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Econ Entomol 95:1159-68. 2002
    ..was examined over 11 consecutive generations for domesticated and wild colonies of Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)...
  7. doi Plant volatiles influence electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Lygus hesperus
    Livy Williams
    USDA ARS Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit, 920 Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89512, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:467-78. 2010
    ..This study emphasizes the use of multiple approaches to better understand host plant finding in the generalist herbivore L. hesperus...
  8. ncbi Differential gene expression in Perillus bioculatus nymphs fed a suboptimal artificial diet
    G D Yocum
    Biosciences Research Laboratory, USDA ARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, 1605 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58105, USA
    J Insect Physiol 52:586-92. 2006
    ..The Gasp gene was upregulated in late third instar nymphs. A positive correlation was found between levels of expression of the isolated genes and the number of generations the insects had been reared on the artificial diet...
  9. doi Functional characterization and immunolocalization of odorant binding protein 1 in the lucerne plant bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus (GOEZE)
    Shao Hua Gu
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 77:81-99. 2011
    ..Our results demonstrate that AlinOBP1 may function as a carrier in the chemoperception of the lucerne plant bug...
  10. ncbi Trypanosomatid biodiversity in Costa Rica: genotyping of parasites from Heteroptera using the spliced leader RNA gene
    S J Westenberger
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1487, USA
    Parasitology 129:537-47. 2004
    ..A culture-independent preliminary survey of trypanosomatid fauna was conducted for the parasites of Heteroptera (Hemiptera) from several localities in Costa Rica...
  11. doi Systematics and evolution of Heteroptera: 25 years of progress
    Christiane Weirauch
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:487-510. 2011
    b>Heteroptera, or true bugs, are part of the most successful radiation of nonholometabolous insects...
  12. doi Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), and phylogenetic relationships of hemipteran suborders
    Wonhoon Lee
    Insect Biosystematics Laboratory, Research Institute for Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea
    Mol Cells 28:155-65. 2009
    ..using these 20 hemipteran mitochondrial genomes support the currently accepted hypothesis that suborders Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha form a monophyletic group...
  13. ncbi Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in nature
    A 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...
  14. pmc Specific developmental window for establishment of an insect-microbe gut symbiosis
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi
    Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Hokkaido Center, 2 17 2 1 Tsukisamu Higashi, Toyohira, Sapporo 062 8517, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4075-81. 2011
    ..Potential mechanisms involved in infection competence and possible reasons why the infection preferentially occurs in the 2nd instar are discussed...
  15. ncbi Phytomonas serpens: cysteine peptidase inhibitors interfere with growth, ultrastructure and host adhesion
    Andre L S Santos
    Departamento de Microbiologia Geral, Instituto de Microbiologia Prof Paulo de Góes IMPPG, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao, Cidade Universitaria, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941 590, Brazil
    Int J Parasitol 36:47-56. 2006
    ..Collectively, these results suggest that cysteine peptidases participate in several biological processes in P. serpens including cell growth and interaction with the invertebrate vector...
  16. ncbi Molecular cloning of trypsin-like cDNAs and comparison of proteinase activities in the salivary glands and gut of the tarnished plant bug Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae)
    Yu Cheng Zhu
    USDA ARS JWDSRC, PO Box 346, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:889-99. 2003
    ..lineolaris...
  17. doi Fifty years of the integrated control concept: the role of landscape ecology in IPM in San Joaquin valley cotton
    Peter B Goodell
    University of California, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, CA 93648, USA
    Pest Manag Sci 65:1293-7. 2009
    ..and more recently G. barbadense (L.). The result has been a significant drop in insecticide use against L. hesperus, with less than one application per season during the 1990 s and early 2000s...
  18. doi Stink bug interaction with host plants during communication
    Andrej Cokl
    Department of Entomology, National Institute of Biology, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Insect Physiol 54:1113-24. 2008
    ....
  19. pmc An insight into the sialotranscriptome of the seed-feeding bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus
    Ivo M B Francischetti
    Section of Vector Biology, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 12735 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:903-10. 2007
    ..Finally, several novel putative proteins are described with no known function that might affect plant physiology or act as antimicrobials...
  20. ncbi Acephate resistance in populations of the tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Mississippi River Delta
    G L Snodgrass
    Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:699-707. 2009
    ..detect acephate resistance in populations of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae), was carried out with weed-collected populations from 20 sites in the delta of Arkansas, Louisiana, ..
  21. ncbi Early season host plants of Apolygus lucorum (Heteroptera: Miridae) in northern China
    Yanhui Lu
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
    J Econ Entomol 105:1603-11. 2012
    Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür) (Heteroptera: Miridae) has become a severe pest of cotton and many other crops in northern China as a result of the widespread adoption of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) cotton, with a corresponding ..
  22. pmc Characterization of an obligate intracellular bacterium in the midgut epithelium of the bulrush bug Chilacis typhae (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae, Artheneinae)
    Stefan Martin Kuechler
    Department of Animal Ecology II, University of Bayreuth, Universitatsstrasse 30, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:2869-76. 2011
    Many members of the suborder Heteroptera have symbiotic bacteria, which are usually found extracellularly in specific sacs or tubular outgrowths of the midgut or intracellularly in mycetomes...
  23. ncbi The evolution of a neo-XY1Y2 sex chromosome system by autosome-sex chromosome fusion in Dundocoris nodulicarinus Jacobs (Heteroptera: Aradidae: Carventinae)
    D H Jacobs
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 12:175-91. 2004
    ..The evolution and behaviour of the karyotypes and sex chromosome systems during the course of meiosis in the subspecies of D. nodulicarinus are described, discussed and illustrated...
  24. ncbi Developing SCAR markers to study predation on Trialeurodes vaporariorum
    N Agustí
    Departament de Protecció Vegetal, Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries IRTA, Ctra de Cabrils, Cabrils Barcelona
    Insect Mol Biol 9:263-8. 2000
    ..Specificity tests performed with this pair of primers showed the presence of the 310-bp band for T. vaporariorum in all stages...
  25. ncbi Morphology and preliminary enzyme characterization of the salivary glands from the predatory bug Podisus nigrispinus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
    J A Oliveira
    Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa, MG 36571 000, Brazil
    Bull Entomol Res 96:251-8. 2006
    ..nigrispinus. Detection of amylase activity in the salivary glands of this predator suggests its ability to digest starch and obtain nutrients from plants, which may have adaptative value under prey scarcity...
  26. pmc Barcoding bugs: DNA-based identification of the true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
    Doo Sang Park
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Korea
    PLoS ONE 6:e18749. 2011
    ..In order to assess the effectiveness of barcodes in the discrimination of Heteroptera, we examined 344 species belonging to 178 genera, drawn from specimens in the Canadian National Collection of ..
  27. ncbi Discovery and barcoding by analysis of spliced leader RNA gene sequences of new isolates of Trypanosomatidae from Heteroptera in Costa Rica and Ecuador
    Dmitri A Maslov
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:57-65. 2007
    Trypanosomatid diversity in Heteroptera was sampled using a culture-independent approach based on amplification and sequencing of Spliced Leader RNA gene repeats from environmental samples...
  28. ncbi Assessing the risk to nontarget organisms from Bt corn resistant to corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Tier-I testing with Orius insidiosus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)
    Jian J Duan
    Monsanto Company Regulatory Environmental Technology Center V2C, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63167, USA
    Environ Entomol 37:838-44. 2008
    A 14-d continuous dietary exposure bioassay using nymphs of the insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus (Say) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae), was conducted to assess nontarget impacts of genetically modified corn event MON 863 expressing the ..
  29. doi Influence of data conflict and molecular phylogeny of major clades in Cimicomorphan true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
    Ying Tian
    Insect Molecular Systematics Lab, Institute of Entomology, College of Life Science, Department of Zoology, Nankai University, No 94 Weijin Road, Nankai District, 300071 Tianjin, China
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:581-97. 2008
    Cimicomorpha, which consists of 16 families representing more than 19,400 species, is the largest infraorder in Heteroptera, Insecta...
  30. ncbi Host plants of the tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Central Texas
    J F Esquivel
    USDA ARS, Areawide Pest Management Research Unit, 2771 F and B Road, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:725-30. 2007
    ..Merrill did not yield L. lineolaris. Few L. lineolaris were collected in Gossypium hirsutum L. These results provide a more comprehensive assessment of host plants contributing to L. lineolaris populations in central Texas...
  31. pmc Gut symbiotic bacteria of the genus Burkholderia in the broad-headed bugs Riptortus clavatus and Leptocorisa chinensis (Heteroptera: Alydidae)
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi
    Natural History Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, Mito 310 8512, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4035-43. 2005
    ..chinensis did not form clades but were intermingled in the phylogeny, suggesting that horizontal transmission of the symbiont might have occasionally occurred between populations and species of the bugs...
  32. ncbi Cryoprotective role of polyols independent of the increase in supercooling capacity in diapausing adults of Pyrrhocoris apterus (Heteroptera: Insecta)
    V Kost'ál
    Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 130:365-74. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi Developmental and reproductive fitness of Orius laevigatus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) reared on factitious and artificial diets
    M Bonte
    Laboratory of Agrozoology, Department of Crop Protection, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Econ Entomol 101:1127-33. 2008
    ..laevigatus as a function of the diet. This method also may prove useful as part of quality assurance procedure for commercially produced predators...
  34. doi RNAi analysis of nubbin embryonic functions in a hemimetabolous insect, Oncopeltus fasciatus
    Steven Hrycaj
    Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Evol Dev 10:705-16. 2008
    ..These differences reveal that variation exists in the genetic mechanisms that maintain an ancient insect feature, the limbless abdomen...
  35. doi Phylogenetic placement of pentatomid stink bug gut symbionts
    Simone S Prado
    Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Curr Microbiol 58:64-9. 2009
    ..Our findings highlight how the evolutionary history of hemipteran symbionts in unexplored host families may have unpredictable levels of complexity...
  36. ncbi Tuning of host plants with vibratory songs of Nezara viridula L (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
    Andrej Cokl
    Department of Entomology, National Institute of Biology, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Exp Biol 208:1481-8. 2005
    ..Tuning of plant resonant frequencies with spectral properties of songs and frequency sensitivity of sensory organs is discussed in the context of stink bug substrate-borne communication...
  37. doi The response of Trissolcus basalis to footprint contact kairomones from Nezara viridula females is mediated by leaf epicuticular waxes
    Stefano Colazza
    Department of S En Fi Mi Zo Entomology, Acarology and Zoology, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, 13 viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy
    Naturwissenschaften 96:975-81. 2009
    ..These findings demonstrated that epicuticular waxes of broad bean leaves can mediate the foraging behavior of T. basalis females by absorbing contact kairomones of the host...
  38. doi Host sex discrimination by an egg parasitoid on Brassica leaves
    Daniela Lo Giudice
    Dipartimento DEMETRA, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Chem Ecol 37:622-8. 2011
    ..Alkanes were dominated by n-nonacosane (nC29) and n-hentriacontane (nC31), while male-specific n-nonadecane (nC19) was absent. The ecological significance of these results for parasitoid host location behavior is discussed...
  39. ncbi Effect of host kairomones and oviposition experience on the arrestment behavior of an egg parasitoid
    Ezio Peri
    Dipartimento di Scienze Entomologiche, Fitopatologiche, Microbiologiche Agrarie e Zootecniche Sezione di Entomologia, Acarologia e Zoologia, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Palermo 90128, Italy
    J Exp Biol 209:3629-35. 2006
    Chemical residues left by walking adults of the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) induce arrestment behavior in the egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis (Wollaston) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) leading ..
  40. doi Vicia faba-Lygus rugulipennis interactions: induced plant volatiles and sex pheromone enhancement
    Francesca Frati
    Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali Entomologia, University of Perugia, Italy
    J Chem Ecol 35:201-8. 2009
    ..faba, indicating that these substances could have a dual function as a possible aggregation pheromone in female-female communication, and as a sex pheromone in female-male communication...
  41. doi Two new species of trypanosomatid parasites isolated from Heteroptera in Costa Rica
    Dmitri A Maslov
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 57:177-88. 2010
    ..The species is a close relative of Blastocrithidia triatomae and is a member of a new monophyletic phylogenetic group characterized by formation of straphanger cysts...
  42. ncbi Heterochromatin characterization in five species of Heteroptera
    María José Bressa
    Departamento de Ecologia, Genetica y Evolucion, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Int Güiraldes y Costanera Norte, C1428EHA Argentina
    Genetica 124:307-17. 2005
    ..As the rule for Heteroptera the possession of holokinetic chromosomes and a pre-reductional type of meiosis cytogenetically characterize ..
  43. ncbi Chemical defense in the plant bug Lopidea robiniae (Uhler)
    Joseph K Staples
    Behavior Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Section, Illinois State University, Normal 61790, USA
    J Chem Ecol 28:601-15. 2002
    Secretions from the metathoracic glands (MTG) of the black locust bug, Lopidea robiniae (Uhler) (Heteroptera: Miridae) contained six major compounds, including (E)-2-hexenal, (E)-2-hexen-1-ol, (E)-2-octenal, (E)-2-octen-1-ol (E)-2-..
  44. doi Defensive roles of (E)-2-alkenals and related compounds in heteroptera
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1050-6. 2012
    ..The nymphal dorsal abdominal gland secretions of Riptortus pedestris (Heteroptera: Alydidae) and Thasus acutangulus (Heteroptera: Coreidae), and the metathoracic scent gland secretion of ..
  45. ncbi Effects of photoperiod, temperature and melatonin on nymphal development, polyphenism and reproduction in Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
    Cintia Carla Niva
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 20:963-70. 2003
    ..In males, melatonin retarded gonadal development under LD16:8. These results may suggest a possible role of melatonin for the control of seasonal polyphenism and development...
  46. pmc Effects of temperature on the development and population growth of the sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata
    Rui Ting Ju
    Coastal Ecosystems Research Station of the Yangtze River Estuary, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, Institute of Biodiversity Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    J Insect Sci 11:16. 2011
    ..7 eggs per female) at 19° C. The population trend index (I) of C. ciliata was the highest (130.1) at 30° C and the lowest (24.9) at 19° C. Therefore, the optimal developmental temperature for C. ciliata was determined to be 30° C...
  47. doi Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary habitat transition of the flower bugs (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)
    Sunghoon Jung
    Laboratory of Insect Biosystematics, Division of Entomology, Research Institute for Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, San 56 1 Shilim dong, Gwanak Gu, Seoul 151 742, South Korea
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:1173-83. 2010
    ....
  48. doi Morphology and neurophysiology of tarsal vibration receptors in the water strider Aquarius paludum (Heteroptera: Gerridae)
    Pablo Perez Goodwyn
    Laboratory of Insect Ecology, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, 606 8502, Kyoto, Japan
    J Insect Physiol 55:855-61. 2009
    ..In turn, four ventral subapical trichobothria that are in direct contact with the water surface during locomotion, proved to be mechanosensory. The anatomical and ultrastructural observations support these electro-physiological results...
  49. pmc Similarities and differences between frozen-hydrated, rigor acto-S1 complexes of insect flight and chicken skeletal muscles
    Kimberly P Littlefield
    Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92307, USA
    J Mol Biol 381:519-28. 2008
    ....
  50. doi Evidence of population-level lateralized behaviour in giant water bugs, Belostoma flumineum Say (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae): T-maze turning is left biased
    Scott L Kight
    Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
    Behav Processes 79:66-9. 2008
    ..Here we report a population-level left turn bias in the giant water bug Belostoma flumineum Say (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) in an underwater T-maze...
  51. ncbi Comparison of alpha-amylase and protease activities of a zoophytophagous and two phytozoophagous Heteroptera
    F Zeng
    Biological Control and Mass Rearing Research Unit, USDA ARS, Mississippi State 39762, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 126:101-6. 2000
    ..The alpha-amylase activity in G. punctipes was much less than those of phytozoophagous L. hesperus and L. lineolaris. The relative importance of amylolytic activity and proteolytic activity is also discussed...
  52. ncbi Life table parameters, reproductive rate, intrinsic rate of increase, and estimated cost of rearing Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on an artificial diet
    J L Wittmeyer
    USDA-ARS, Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Econ Entomol 94:1344-52. 2001
    ....
  53. ncbi Impact of Eurygaster maura (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) feeding on quality of bread wheat in relation to attack period
    Patrizia Vaccino
    Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura, via Forlani 3, 26866 S Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
    J Econ Entomol 99:757-63. 2006
    Sunn pest (or cereal bug) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae and Scutelleridae) infestations of wheat, Triticum aestivum L., in the grain filling stage have the potential to adversely affect the quality of harvested grain for bread making...
  54. doi Sex chromosome evolution in cotton stainers of the genus Dysdercus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae)
    M J Bressa
    Laboratory of Cytogenetics and Evolution, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina mjbressa ege fcen uba ar
    Cytogenet Genome Res 125:292-305. 2009
    ..evolution since they retained the ability to pair and recombine, in contrast to sex chromosomes in most Heteroptera. Here we examined structure, molecular differentiation, and meiotic behaviour of the D...
  55. ncbi Differential responses of forage pearl millet genotypes to chinch bug (Heteroptera: Blissidae) feeding
    Xinzhi Ni
    USDA ARS, Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, University of Georgia Tifton, Tifton, GA 31793 0748, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:1960-9. 2009
    Chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Say) (Heteroptera: Blissidae), is one of the most important insect pests on forage pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br., production in the southeastern United States...
  56. pmc Diversity of symbiotic organs and bacterial endosymbionts of lygaeoid bugs of the families blissidae and lygaeidae (hemiptera: heteroptera: lygaeoidea)
    Stefan Martin Kuechler
    Department of Animal Ecology II, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:2648-59. 2012
    ..the localization and identity of intracellular symbionts among the superfamily Lygaeoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha)...
  57. ncbi Among-sampler variation in sweep net samples of adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton
    D W Spurgeon
    USDA ARS WICSRU, Shafter Cotton Research Station, Shafter, CA 93263, USA
    J Econ Entomol 104:685-92. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate that the sweep net technique can be sufficiently standardized to allow direct comparison of population estimates obtained by different samplers...
  58. doi Molecular characterization and localization of the obligate endosymbiotic bacterium in the birch catkin bug Kleidocerys resedae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae, Ischnorhynchinae)
    Stefan Martin Küchler
    Department of Animal Ecology II, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 73:408-18. 2010
    ..lumina of midgut sacs or tubular outgrowths, the obligate endosymbiont of birch catkin bug Kleidocerys resedae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) resides in a red-coloured, raspberry-shaped mycetome, localized abdominally, close to the midgut ..
  59. ncbi Life history and cost analysis for continuous rearing of Perillus bioculatus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on a zoophytogenous artificial diet
    T A Coudron
    USDA Agricultural Research Service, Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory, Research Park, 1503 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Econ Entomol 97:807-12. 2004
    ..b>Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)...
  60. ncbi The C-banded karyotypes of the four British species of Notonecta L. (Heteroptera: Notonectidae)
    R B Angus
    School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK
    Hereditas 140:134-8. 2004
    ..In warm conditions the long autosomes of N. viridis appear rod-like, but in cold conditions they have one end heavily condensed, giving a tadpole-like appearance...
  61. ncbi Toxicity of Chromobacterium subtsugae to southern green stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    Phyllis A W Martin
    USDA ARS, Insect Biocontrol Laboratory and Chemicals Affecting Insect Behavior Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    J Econ Entomol 100:680-4. 2007
    Diabrotica spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) beetles and southern green stink bugs, Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), are pests on corn, Zea mays L., and soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., as well as on cucurbits...
  62. doi Effects of Artemisia annua L. (Asteracea) on the digestive enzymatic profiles and the cellular immune reactions of the Sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps (Heteroptera: Scutellaridae), against Beauveria bassiana
    A Zibaee
    Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
    Bull Entomol Res 100:185-96. 2010
    ..Hence, the combination of botanical pesticides and microbes to control insect pest populations would be a safe and possibly rapid method to decrease their damage and environmental risk due to the use of chemical pesticides...
  63. ncbi Supplemental food affects thrips predation and movement of Orius laevigatus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) and Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
    D J Skirvin
    Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF, UK
    Bull Entomol Res 97:309-15. 2007
    ..laevigatus. The significance of these results for the use of supplemental food sources in biological control is discussed...
  64. pmc Higher level phylogeny and the first divergence time estimation of Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) based on multiple genes
    Min Li
    Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e32152. 2012
    b>Heteroptera, or true bugs, are the largest, morphologically diverse and economically important group of insects with incomplete metamorphosis...
  65. doi Rapid cold hardening increases cold and chilling tolerances more than acclimation in the adults of the sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say) (Hemiptera: Tingidae)
    Rui Ting Ju
    Department of Plant Protection, Shanghai Institute of Landscape Gardening Science, No 899 Longwu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200232, PR China
    J Insect Physiol 57:1577-82. 2011
    ..The results suggest that RCH may help C. ciliata survive the acute low temperatures that often occur in early winter and early spring in northern and eastern China...
  66. ncbi Duration of feeding and superficial and in-depth damage to soybean seed by selected species of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
    R A Depieri
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas, Depto de Zoologia, Univ Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
    Neotrop Entomol 40:197-203. 2011
    ..guildinii fed on seeds, suggesting that the deleterious action of salivary enzymes was greater for this bug compared to the others...
  67. ncbi Taxonomy and distribution of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera (Insecta) from Cuba
    Carlos Naranjo
    Departamento de Biologia, Faculdad de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Patricio Lumumba s n esq Ave de las Americas, C Postal 90500, Cuba
    Rev Biol Trop 58:897-907. 2010
    b>Heteroptera is a worldwide distributed group of insects inhabiting both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and has an important ecological role...
  68. pmc Stage-specific effects of population density on the development and fertility of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus
    Colin S Brent
    USDA Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, 21881 N Cardon Lane, Maricopa, AZ 85238, USA
    J Insect Sci 10:49. 2010
    The western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae), a major pest of cotton and other key economic crops, was tested for its sensitivity to population density during nymph and adult stages...
  69. doi Malformation of true bug (Heteroptera): a phenotype field study on the possible influence of artificial low-level radioactivity
    Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
    Chem Biodivers 5:499-539. 2008
    The results of extensive field studies on the malformation of Western European true bugs (Heteroptera) are reviewed. More than 16,000 individuals were collected over two decades, and subjected to detailed visual inspection...
  70. ncbi Development of a dry artificial diet for Nezara viridula (L.) and Euschistus heros (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
    Priscila Fortes
    Depto Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola, ESALQ USP C postal 9, 13418 900, Piracicaba, SP
    Neotrop Entomol 35:567-72. 2006
    ..viridula while E. heros developed better on a diet composed of soybean oil. Data indicated that the artificial diets were inferior to the natural diet. The artificial diets were more adequate for E. heros...
  71. ncbi Seasonal dynamics in the numbers of parasitic bugs (Heteroptera, Cimicidae): a possible cause of roost switching in bats (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae)
    Tomas Bartonicka
    Institute of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 61137 Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 100:1323-30. 2007
    ..Although adult C. pipistrelli are able to survive the winter period in the boxes, the bats, by shifting the roosts within the vegetation season, prevent the massive reproduction of these parasites...
  72. doi Late extraembryonic morphogenesis and its zen(RNAi)-induced failure in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus
    Kristen A Panfilio
    University Museum of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK Institute for Developmental Biology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Dev Biol 333:297-311. 2009
    ..Overall, Oncopeltus zen seems to have a role in coordinating a number of pre-katatreptic events during mid embryogenesis...
  73. doi Impact of Bt-corn MON88017 in comparison to three conventional lines on Trigonotylus caelestialium (Kirkaldy) (Heteroptera: Miridae) field densities
    Stefan Rauschen
    Institute of Environmental Research Biologie V, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Transgenic Res 18:203-14. 2009
    ..One prominent non-target group in corn are the herbivorous plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae). They are common, abundant and exposed to the Cry-protein...
  74. doi Regulation of oscillatory contraction in insect flight muscle by troponin
    Uros Krzic
    EMBL, Meyerhofstrasse 1, D 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Mol Biol 397:110-8. 2010
    ..Stretch may be sensed by an extended C-terminal domain of TnH, resulting in reversible dissociation of the inhibitory sequence from actin during the oscillatory cycle...
  75. ncbi Development of tier-I toxicity assays for Orius insidiosus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) for assessing the risk of plant-incorporated protectants to nontarget heteropterans
    Jian J Duan
    Monsanto Company Ecological Technology Center V2C, 800 North Lindbergh, St Louis, MO 63167, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:982-8. 2007
    A 13-d continuous dietary exposure bioassay using nymphs of the insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus (Say) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae), was developed to assess the potential dietary effects of insecticidal substances that have little ..
  76. ncbi The structure of Lethocerus troponin C: insights into the mechanism of stretch activation in muscles
    GianFelice De Nicola
    Molecular Structure Division, National Institute for Medical Research, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA, United Kingdom
    Structure 15:813-24. 2007
    ..These findings provide insights into mechanically stimulated muscle contraction...
  77. pmc Solution structure of the Apo C-terminal domain of the Lethocerus F1 troponin C isoform
    Gian Felice De Nicola
    Molecular Structure Division, National Institute for Medical Research, MRC, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW71AA, UK
    Biochemistry 49:1719-26. 2010
    ..These results provide the first example of a TnC domain in which the presence of only one calcium ion is sufficient to induce a closed-to-open transition and clarify the role of calcium in stretch activation...
  78. pmc The role of the pupal determinant broad during embryonic development of a direct-developing insect
    Deniz F Erezyilmaz
    Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
    Dev Genes Evol 219:535-44. 2009
    ..This suggests that br expression is prominent during embryonic development of ametabolous and hemimetabolous insects but was lost with the emergence of the completely metamorphosing insects...
  79. doi COI barcoding of true bugs (Insecta, Heteroptera)
    Sunghoon Jung
    Laboratory of Insect Biosystematics, Division of Entomology, Research Institute for Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, San 56 1 Shilim dong, Gwanak Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:266-70. 2011
    ..Therefore, our results suggest that COI barcodes can reveal new cryptic true bug species and are able to contribute for the exact identification of the true bugs...
  80. pmc Phylogenetic position and peculiar genetic traits of a midgut bacterial symbiont of the stinkbug Parastrachia japonensis
    Takahiro Hosokawa
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, 1 1 1 Higashi, Tsukuba 305 8566, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4130-5. 2010
    ..The possibility that the symbiont is involved in uric acid recycling is discussed. The designation "Candidatus Benitsuchiphilus tojoi" is proposed for the symbiont...
  81. pmc X-ray diffraction evidence for myosin-troponin connections and tropomyosin movement during stretch activation of insect flight muscle
    Robert J Perz-Edwards
    Department of Cell Biology, Box 3011, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:120-5. 2011
    ..Similar linkages may operate in other muscle systems, such as mammalian cardiac muscle, where stretch activation is thought to aid in cardiac ejection...
  82. ncbi Shared signals -'alarm calls' from plants increase apparency to herbivores and their enemies in nature
    Rayko Halitschke
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, E443 Corson Hall, 14853 Ithaca, NY, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:24-34. 2008
    ..The implications of these conflicting ecological effects for the evolution of induced volatile emissions and for the development of sustainable agricultural practices are discussed...
  83. ncbi Kruppel is a gap gene in the intermediate germband insect Oncopeltus fasciatus and is required for development of both blastoderm and germband-derived segments
    Paul Z Liu
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington IN, 47405, USA
    Development 131:4567-79. 2004
    ..Our results show that Krüppel is required for both blastoderm-derived and germband-derived segments and indicate that Krüppel function is largely conserved in Oncopeltus and Drosophila despite their divergent embryogenesis...
  84. pmc Aquatic snails, passive hosts of Mycobacterium ulcerans
    Laurent Marsollier
    Unité de Génétique bactérienne, Institut Pasteur, 75724 Paris, France
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6296-8. 2004
    ..Water bugs, such as Naucoris cimicoides, a potential vector of M. ulcerans, were shown to be infected specifically by this bacterium after feeding on snails experimentally exposed to M. ulcerans...
  85. pmc Female genitalia concealment promotes intimate male courtship in a water strider
    Chang S Han
    Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    PLoS ONE 4:e5793. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that the apparent victory of coevolutionary arms race by one sex in terms of morphology may trigger evolution of a behavioral phenotype in the opposite sex...
  86. ncbi Early trafficking events of Mycobacterium ulcerans within Naucoris cimicoides
    Laurent Marsollier
    Unite de Genetique Moleculaire Bacterienne, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Cell Microbiol 9:347-55. 2007
    ..ulcerans into the HC, in contrast to the next step, colonization of the salivary glands; second, M. ulcerans clusters bind a member of the serpin protein family present in the salivary gland homogenate...
  87. pmc Strict host-symbiont cospeciation and reductive genome evolution in insect gut bacteria
    Takahiro Hosokawa
    Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
    PLoS Biol 4:e337. 2006
    ..Furthermore, comparative analyses of the sister groups, the endocellular Buchnera and the extracellular Ishikawaella, would lead to insights into how the different symbiotic lifestyles have affected their genomic evolution...
  88. ncbi Cytochrome P450 CYP6X1 cDNAs and mRNA expression levels in three strains of the tarnished plant bug Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae) having different susceptibilities to pyrethroid insecticide
    Y C Zhu
    Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center, ARS USDA, Stoneville, Mississippi 38776, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 12:39-49. 2003
    ..The results of this study indicated that cytochrome P450 gene mutation, coupled with up-regulation, was present only in the pyrethroid resistant strains, and was possibly related to resistance development in the tarnished plant bug...
  89. ncbi The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion
    David L Hu
    Department of Mathematics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Nature 424:663-6. 2003
    ..This insight guided us in constructing a self-contained mechanical water strider whose means of propulsion is analogous to that of its natural counterpart...
  90. ncbi Study of chromosomal and nucleolar aspects in testes of Nysius californicus (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)
    H V Souza
    Genet Mol Res 6:33-40. 2007
    ..Variations in size, shape and location of the nucleolar material occur during this process, denoting a variable degree of activity in the different stages...
  91. pmc Diversity of Wolbachia endosymbionts in heteropteran bugs
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi
    Natural History Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, Mito 310 8512, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:6082-90. 2003
    ..and host systematics, suggesting frequent horizontal transfers of Wolbachia in the evolutionary course of the Heteroptera. The phylogenetic analysis also revealed several novel lineages of Wolbachia...
  92. doi Selective recovery of the cultivation-prone components from mixed trypanosomatid infections: a case of several novel species isolated from Neotropical Heteroptera
    Vyacheslav Y Yurchenko
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:893-909. 2009
    ..The properties of the new organisms, including their morphology and ultrastructure, as well as their phylogenetic affinities within the family, were investigated and used to describe five novel species...
  93. ncbi Heteropicnotic chromatin and nucleolar activity in meiosis and spermiogenesis of Limnogonus aduncus (Heteroptera, Gerridae): a stained nucleolar organizing region that can serve as a model for studying chromosome behavior
    M M U Castanhole
    Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Citogenética de Insetos, Instituto de Biociencias, Letras e Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brasil
    Genet Mol Res 7:1398-407. 2008
    ..stained with silver nitrate was indicative of a nucleolar organizing region (NOR), which is rarely detected in Heteroptera with this technique. The NOR is located at one end of a single member of an autosome pair...
  94. ncbi Patterns of chromosome banding in four nabid species (Heteroptera, Cimicomorpha, Nabidae) with high chromosome number karyotypes
    S Grozeva
    Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Hereditas 140:99-104. 2004
    ..The present paper provides new information on the genome organization and new cytological markers useful for a better insight into karyotype evolution of nabid species...
  95. pmc A troponin switch that regulates muscle contraction by stretch instead of calcium
    Bogos Agianian
    European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Meyerhofstrasse 1, Heidelberg, Germany
    EMBO J 23:772-9. 2004
    ....
  96. pmc Persistent association of Mycobacterium ulcerans with West African predaceous insects of the family belostomatidae
    Lydia Mosi
    Department of Microbiology, 409 Walters Life Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 0845, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:7036-42. 2008
    ..ulcerans isogenic mycolactone-negative mutant to colonize belostomatids. These data show that African belostomatids can successfully be colonized by M. ulcerans and support the trophic transfer of M. ulcerans within the environment...
  97. ncbi How well do mating frequency and duration predict paternity success in the polygynandrous water strider Aquarius remigis?
    Richard Vermette
    Department of Biology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Evolution 56:1808-20. 2002
    ..Our results support previous studies that have used mating success to estimate sexual selection, but also highlight the potential importance of sperm competition and other postinsemination processes...
  98. ncbi Antagonistic coevolution between the sexes in a group of insects
    Goran Arnqvist
    Department of Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Nature 415:787-9. 2002
    ..Evolutionary change in the balance of armament between males and females, but not in the species-specific level of escalation, has resulted in evolutionary change in the outcome of sexually antagonistic interactions such as mating rate...
  99. pmc Structure determination of a new juvenile hormone from a heteropteran insect
    Toyomi Kotaki
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Org Lett 11:5234-7. 2009
    The structure of the juvenile hormone (JH) in the suborder Heteroptera, order Hemiptera, has been known for a very long time to be different from the JH of other orders, but the structure has been a matter of controversy...
  100. doi Molecular characterization of the circadian clock genes in the bean bug, Riptortus pedestris, and their expression patterns under long- and short-day conditions
    Tomoko Ikeno
    Department of Biology and Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558 8585, Japan
    Gene 419:56-61. 2008
    ..These results suggest that transcriptional regulations of circadian clock genes would not play an important role in the diapause programming in R. pedestris...
  101. ncbi Vitellogenesis inhibition in Oncopeltus fasciatus females (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) exposed to cadmium
    Amelia Cervera
    Departamento de Biología Funcional y Antropología Física, Universitat de Valencia, Dr Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    J Insect Physiol 51:895-911. 2005
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Research Grants11

  1. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., colony sites) can be reliably identified and ecological hypotheses tested. ..
  2. A Novel Virus that Infects & Sterilizes Insect Vectors of Human Disease
    Drion Boucias; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. HSV-2 and Down-Regulations of Gap Junctions
    RICHARD WOODRUFF; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Furthermore, we will take advantage of these techniques to investigate specifically how the virus effects gap junctions, and how important to infectivity is closure of these channels of intercellular communication. ..
  4. Adnesion Receptors of the Insect Immune System
    JAMES 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. ..