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Gut-associated microbes of many insects provide a variety of beneficial nutritive functions to their hosts such as the provisioning of essential amino acids (EAAs) to those that feed on diets limited in assimilable nitrogen (i.e., wood). We investigated this function...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1109v1
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Bois Noir is a grapevine disease responsible for severe economic losses in wine production. Bois Noir is caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma solani, cell wall-less bacteria belonging to the taxonomic group 16Sr-XII-A. In Germany, they are known to be vectored from...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.732v2
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Since its introduction in France 10 years ago, the yellow-legged Asian bee-hawking hornet Vespa velutina has rapidly spread to neighboring countries (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, and Germany), becoming a new threat to beekeeping activities. While introduced...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.947
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Methylation has previously been associated with allele specific expression in ants. Recently, we found methylation is important in worker reproduction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Here we searched for allele specific expression in twelve genes associated...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1094v1
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During the nesting season, adult females of the solitary bee Megachile rotundata (F.) face considerable physical and energy demands that could include increasing wear and tear on their bodies and decreasing lipid reserves. Consequently, their reproductive performance...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.930
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Aedes aegypti is the major vector of dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses that put millions of people in endemic countries at risk. Mass rearing of this mosquito is crucial for strategies that use modified insects to reduce vector populations and transmission...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.938
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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 organismal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.998v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.860
2 citations
711 downloads
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The causes of bee declines remain hotly debated, particularly the contribution of neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013 the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency made public a study of the impacts of exposure of bumblebee colonies to neonicotinoids. The study concluded...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.854
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Insects have been used as an exemplary model in studying longevity, from extrinsic mortality pressures to intrinsic senescence. In the highly eusocial insects, great degrees of variation in lifespan exist between morphological castes in relation to extreme divisions...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.848
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Foraging honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) can routinely travel as far as several kilometers from their hive in the process of collecting nectar and pollen from floral patches within the surrounding landscape. Since the availability of floral resources at the landscape...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.838
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Genomic imprinting is the differential expression of alleles, with the expression being dependent upon the sex of the parent from which it was inherited. Hymenopteran insects (ants, bees and wasps) are emerging as potential models for genomic imprinting and epigenetics....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.878v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.741v2
96 downloads
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Plant decomposition is dependant on the activity of the soil biota and its interactions with climate, soil properties, and plant residue inputs. This work assessed the roles of different groups of the soil biota on litter decomposition, and the way they are modulated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.826
85 downloads
384 views

The relationship between insect development and temperature has been well established and has a wide range of uses, including the use of blow flies for postmortem (PMI) interval estimations in death investigations. To use insects in estimating PMI, we must be able...

["Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.803

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