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Gut-associated microbes of insects are postulated to provide a variety of nutritional functions including provisioning essential amino acids (EAAs). Demonstrations of EAA provisioning in insect-gut microbial systems, nonetheless, are scant. In this study, we investigated...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1218
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Yeasts play an important role in the biology of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In addition to being a valuable source of nutrition, yeasts affect D. melanogaster behavior and interact with the host immune system. Most experiments investigating the role...

["Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1116
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Geographical patterns in body size have been described across a wide range of species, leading to the development of a series of fundamental biological rules. However, shape variables are less well-described despite having substantial consequences for organism...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1219
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Consumer-grade GPS units are a staple of modern field ecology, but the relatively large error radii reported by manufacturers (up to 10 m) ostensibly precludes their utility in measuring fine-scale movement of small animals such as insects. Here we demonstrate...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Ecology","Entomology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1205
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The Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR), Lahad Datu, Sabah is a popular tourist spot in Malaysia. It is the largest wildlife reserve in Sabah, mainly focusing on endangered mammals and birds. Thus, in this research, it is proposed to include invertebrates’ information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1313v1
51 downloads
616 views

Research on insect microbiota has greatly expanded over the past decade, along with a growing appreciation of the microbial contributions to insect ecology and evolution. Many of these studies use DNA sequencing to characterize the diversity and composition of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1190
10 downloads
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The responses of termite species to bait depend upon the quality of the food used in the stations. Woods are the most common food sources for termites but different termite species behave differently to different wood species and types. The knowledge of the preference...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1132
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Green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) are voracious predators of aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects and mites. Earlier, we identified the first lacewing pheromone from field-collected males of the goldeneyed lacewing, Chrysopa oculata Say; (1R,2S,5R,8R)-iridodial...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1311v1
32 downloads
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Background. Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are important disease vectors in the United States, known to transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Their importance as a disease vector necessitates reliable and comparable...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1147
368 downloads
3,791 views

Scientific findings need to be verifiable and grounded in repeatability. With specimen-level research this is in part achieved with the deposition of voucher specimens. These are labeled, curated, data-based specimens that have been deposited in a collection or...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1168
31 downloads
205 views

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in animals and plants, and frequently impair individual fertility. Theory predicts that natural selection will favour behaviours that reduce the chance of acquiring a STI. We investigated whether an STI, Coccipolipus...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1148
41 downloads
248 views

Global change has led to shifts in phenology, potentially disrupting species interactions such as plant–pollinator relationships. Advances in remote sensing techniques allow one to detect vegetation phenological diversity between different land use types, but it...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1141
43 downloads
370 views

The rove beetle Triacrus dilatus is found in the Atlantic forest of South America and lives in the refuse piles of the paper wasp Agelaia vicina. Adults of T. dilatus are among the largest rove beetles, frequently measuring over 3 cm, and exhibit remarkable variation...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1123
54 downloads
374 views

Climate change can alter the phenology of organisms. It may thus lead seasonal organisms to face different day lengths than in the past, and the fitness consequences of these changes are as yet unclear. To study such effects, we used the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1103
47 downloads
347 views

Exposure to constant light has a range of negative effects on behaviour and physiology, including reduced immune function in both vertebrates and invertebrates. It is proposed that the associated suppression of melatonin (a ubiquitous hormone and powerful antioxidant)...

["Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1075

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