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Zhi-Qiang Zhang
University of Auckland
EcologyAcariBotanyBiologyZoology
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#1Guang-Yun Li (University of Auckland)
#2Zhi-Qiang Zhang (University of Auckland)H-Index: 26
Sexual interaction is an important activity that determines the reproductive schedule of organisms and can ultimately influence the fitness traits of both sexes. Although the influence of sexual interaction on the fitness of females has been extensively determined, little is known about the effects on males, which often have different mating strategies and optimal mating regimes from those of females. To understand how mating regimes (timing and frequency) modulate the fitness in both sexes, we ...
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#1Guang-Yun Li (Landcare Research)H-Index: 1
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Last. Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Landcare Research)
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In augmentative biocontrol, more generalists are being investigated for their potential in pest control. Although other food sources such as supplementary food may enhance the survival of generalists, whether they will affect their predation capacity is still an open question. Here, we investigated the influence of Typha orientalis pollen on the predation rates and functional response of Neoseiulus cucumeris (Oudemans) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) to immature Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychi...
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#1Jian-Feng Liu (University of Auckland)H-Index: 3
#2Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Landcare Research)H-Index: 26
Last. Xiao-Ying Wei (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The tomato/potato psyllid (TPP), Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae), is an important, difficult to control, agricultural insect pest of solanaceous crops. To identify suitable candidate organisms that could form the basis of an integrated pest management strategy for the control of TPP in New Zealand, we screened 16 native strains of entomopathogenic fungi against TPP adults and nymphs. We also assessed the lethal and sublethal effects of the suitable virulent strain (...
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: Immature mites are much less known than their adults, although they may also provide a diversity of characters and other information useful for understanding mite classification and phylogeny (Zhang et al. 2018). A recent survey of taxonomic papers published on mites from 2015 to 2017 showed that only 10% of these contained descriptions of immature stages in addition to adults and as few as 3% included data on all life stages (Liu Zhang 2018). To address this imbalance, this series of special ...
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African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease, caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV), with nearly 100% mortality in infected pigs in Africa and Eurasia (Galindo & Alonso 2017). Following the recent outbreaks of ASF in Far East Russia and areas close to the borders of China in 2017 (Kolbasov et al . 2018), the first case of ASF outbreak in China was confirmed in the northeastern province of Liaoning in early August 2018 (Zhou et al. 2018). In mid-August 2018 outbreaks were als...
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#1Yanxuan ZhangH-Index: 9
#2Xia ChenH-Index: 6
Last. Min LiuH-Index: 2
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Predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are the most important beneficial arthropods used in augmentative biological pest control of protected crops around the world. However, the genomes of mites are far less well understood than those of insects and the evolutionary relationships among mite and other chelicerate orders are contested, with the enigmatic origin of mites at one of the centres in discussion of the evolution of Arachnida. We here report the 173 Mb nuclear genome (from 51.75 Gb pairs ...
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#1Xiao-Ying Wei (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
#2Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Landcare Research)H-Index: 26
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#1Guang-Yun Li (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
#2Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Landcare Research)H-Index: 26
Intermittent fasting (IF) is receiving increasing attention as an alternative to continuous restriction of calories because of its benefits in aging-related disease prevention and lifespan extension. However, whether both sexes with sexual dimorphism have similar response to IF have rarely been assayed. In this study, we determined how different durations of IF influence lifespan and whether males and females differed in their responses to IF. We also tested whether there is a trade-off between ...
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#1Jian-Feng Liu (University of Auckland)H-Index: 3
#2Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Landcare Research)H-Index: 26
Last. Xiao-Ying Wei (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The two biological control agents, predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus Garman & McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae), have the potential to independently suppress the invasive tomato potato psyllid (TPP), Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), in New Zealand. The integrated strategy of combining the release of predatory mites and EPF may further promote biocontrol of pests. To examine the compati...
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