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Background: Pollination has a great effect on the yield of fruit trees. Blowflies are considered as an effective pollinator compared to hand pollination in fruit orchards. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the effect of different pollination methods...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1683v1
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Samples of workers of honeybee were collected from 41 colonies in nine localities in Nigeria and analysed using classical morphometry. Measurements of 35 morphological characters of body size, colour and pilosity were taken from 10 workers per colony and the data...

["Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1680v1
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Background. Understanding patterns of biodiversity is a longstanding challenge in ecology. Similar to other biotic groups, arthropod community structure can be shaped by deterministic and stochastic processes, with limited understanding of what moderates the relative...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1674v2
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Social insects use odors as cues for a variety of behavioral responses, including nestmate recognition. Past research on nestmate recognition indicates cuticular hydrocarbons are important nestmate discriminators for social insects, but other factors are likely...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1566
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Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Self-sustained autonomous circadian oscillations were documented all over the organs of the fly. In this...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1677v1
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Although anthophilous Coleoptera are regarded to be unspecialised flower-visiting insects, monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini) represent one of the most important groups of pollinating insects in South Africa’s floristic hotspot of the Greater Cape Region....

["Animal behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1597
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Although humans and arthropods have been living and evolving together for all of our history, we know very little about the arthropods we share our homes with apart from major pest groups. Here we surveyed, for the first time, the complete arthropod fauna of the...

["Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1582
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Green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) are voracious predators of aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects and mites. Earlier, we identified (1R,2S,5R,8R)-iridodial from wild males of the goldeneyed lacewing, Chrysopa oculata Say, which is released from thousands...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1564
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Chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are probably the most effective and abundant parasitoids of the horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella), an alien pest in Europe that lacks specialized enemies. We studied how the species richness and abundance...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1592
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Sacbrood virus (SBV) and Deformed wing virus (DWV) are evolutionarily related positive-strand RNA viruses, members of the Iflavirus group. They both infect the honeybee Apis mellifera but have strikingly different levels of virulence when transmitted orally. Honeybee...

["Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1591
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Temperature and host stage are important factors that determine the successful development of parasitoids. Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is a primary parasitoid of the newly invasive mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)....

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1586
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Most European forests have been converted into forest plantations that are managed for timber production. The main goal of this paper was to determine the difference between mature native sessile oak (Quercus petraea) stands and non-indigenous Norway spruce (Picea...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Soil science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1568
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Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) are becoming model organisms for genetics and evolutionary biology. Decoding the Lepidoptera genomes, both nuclear and mitochondrial, is an essential step in these studies. Here we describe a protocol to assemble mitogenomes...

["Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1546
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Background. The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana could hold such potential and has previously been shown to be capable of endophytic colonisation...

["Entomology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1632v1
46 downloads
193 views

The conserved nature of sleep in Drosophila has allowed the fruit fly to emerge in the last decade as a powerful model organism in which to study sleep. Recent sleep studies in Drosophila have focused on the discovery and characterization of hyposomnolent mutants....

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1533

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