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#1María Sol Balbuena (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 5
#1M. Sol Balbuena (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 2
Last. Walter M. Farina (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 26
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Abstract In stingless bees, unlike honey bees, the relationship between chemosensory abilities and colony labor division has been poorly studied. Here we examined odor reception and gustatory responsiveness of the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula focusing on workers, whose are involved in different tasks. Using the proboscis extension response, we studied sucrose response thresholds (SRTs) of foragers and guards. Peripheral responses to odors at the antennae were recorded by electroantennogr...
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#1Widihastuty (University of North Sumatra)
#2Maryani Cyccu Tobing (University of North Sumatra)H-Index: 1
Last. Ahmad Fudholi (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Ants are social insects with some significant roles in the ecosystem, including acting as predators for various insect pests. Myopopone castanea ants is a predatorfor the larvae of Oryctes rhinoceros pest. The existence of a similar niche of life between M. castanea ants and O. rhinoceros larvae opens an excellent opportunity to utilize these ants as biological agents. The research was conducted to study some aspects biology of M. castanea so that later it can be applied to mass rearing...
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#1Cristina M. CravaH-Index: 8
#2Damiano Zanini (University of Trento)H-Index: 9
Last. Albrecht Haase (University of Trento)H-Index: 1
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Drosophila suzukii is an invasive pest that prefers to lay eggs in ripening fruits, whereas most closely related Drosophila species exclusively use rotten fruit as oviposition site. This behaviour is allowed by an enlarged and serrated ovipositor that can pierce intact fruit skin, and by multiple contact sensory systems (mechanosensation and taste) that detect the optimal egg-laying substrates. Here, we tested the hypothesis that bristles present in the D. suzukii ovipositor tip contribute to th...
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#1Xing-Ying Zhao (HAU: Huazhong Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
#2Long Liu (HAU: Huazhong Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
Last. Qiuying Huang (HAU: Huazhong Agricultural University)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Active immunization can protect individuals from infectious diseases in social insects. It is well established that trace elements are essential to the host immune system, but the related gene functions in insect social immunity are unknown. Here, we found that the levels of three free elements (Se, Ca and Cr) and selenoprotein T (SELT) expression were significantly decreased in the termite Reticulitermes chinensis Snyder during active immunization against the entomopathogenic fungus Me...
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#1Nasim Amiresmaeili (University of Bern)
#2Jörg Romeis (University of Bern)H-Index: 38
Last. Jana CollatzH-Index: 5
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Abstract Trichopria drosophilae (Perkins) (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) is a pupal parasitoid of drosophila flies recorded from several parts of the world. It is currently considered for augmentative biological programs to control the severe agricultural pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Since D. suzukii has invaded regions that experience zero and sub-zero winter temperatures, cold tolerance of the parasitoid is an important aspect to consider. We characterized low tempe...
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#1Kevin Malod (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 1
#2Petrus D. Roets (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 1
Last. Christopher W. Weldon (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The oxidative damage caused to cells by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is one of several factors implicated in causing ageing. Oxidative damage may also be a proximate cost of reproductive effort that mediates the trade-off often observed between reproduction and survival. However, how the balance between oxidative damage and antioxidant protection affects life-history strategies is not fully understood. To improve our understanding, we selected on female reproductive age in the marula f...
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#1Aklesso KadalaH-Index: 3
#2Mercedes CharretonH-Index: 6
Last. Claude ColletH-Index: 14
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Abstract Calcium is an important intracellular second messenger involved in several processes such as the transduction of odour signals and neuronal excitability. Despite this critical role, relatively little information is available with respect to the impact of insecticides on the dynamics of intracellular calcium homeostasis in olfactory neurons. For the first time here, physiological stimuli (depolarizing current or pheromone) were shown to elicit calcium transients in peripheral neurons fro...
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#1Yael Arien (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)H-Index: 2
#2Arnon Dag (Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center)H-Index: 27
Last. Sharoni Shafir (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Lipids have a key role in a variety of physiological functions in insects including energy, reproduction, growth and development. Whereas most of the required fatty acids can be synthesized endogenously, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential fatty acids that must be acquired through nutrition. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) obtain lipids from pollen, but different pollens vary in nutritional composition, including of PUFAs. Low floral diversity and abundance ...
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#1Ryoichi Yoshimura (Kyoto Institute of Technology)H-Index: 15
#2Taeko Suetsugu (Kyoto Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
Last. Yasuhisa Endo (Kyoto Institute of Technology)H-Index: 17
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: In vertebrates, gap junctions and hemichannels consisting of connexins are important cell surface structures for communication with neighboring cells and for the regulation of various cell functions. To date, various gap-junction-related proteins have been found, including innexins in invertebrates and pannexins in vertebrates. Significant contributions of gap junctions by innexins and (hemi-)channels by pannexins to numerous functions have been reported. Verification of the presence and funct...
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#1Sergey Ya. Reznik (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 10
#2N. D. Voinovich (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 10
Last. Konstantin G. Samartsev (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Adaptive grandmaternal thermal effect, wherein the grandmaternal thermal environment affects the induction of progeny diapause two generations later, has not been studied in any insect system. We have studied this effect in the parthenogenetic egg parasitoid Trichogramma telengai Sor. (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) under laboratory conditions. The grandmaternal generation developed at temperatures from 18 to 30 °C combined with short (L:D=12:12) or long (L:D=18:6) photoperiod. The mat...
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