Peer-reviewed Articles

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Zika virus (ZIKV) is a vector-borne flavivirus that has caused recent outbreaks associated with serious disease in infants and newborns in the Americas. Aedes mosquitoes are the primary vectors for ZIKV, but little is known about the diversity of mosquitoes that...

["Entomology","Parasitology","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4324
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Background The insect cuticle covers the whole body and all appendages and has bi-directionnal selective permeability: it protects against environmental stress and pathogen infection and also helps to reduce water loss. The adult cuticle is often associated with...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4318
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1,081 views

We studied the systematics of the subfamily Limenitidinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) using molecular methods to reconstruct a robust phylogenetic hypothesis. The molecular data matrix comprised 205 Limenitidinae species, four outgroups, and 11,327 aligned nucleotide...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4311
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We revise the taxonomy of the myrmicine ants of the Monomorium monomorium species-group for the Arabian Peninsula. Six species are recognized: Monomorium aeyade Collingwood & Agosti, 1996, M. clavicorne André, 1881, M. exiguum Forel, 1894, M. holothir Bolton, 1987,...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4277
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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in the honey bee Apis mellifera. The aim of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the area of Bulgaria. The 16S (SSU) rDNA...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4252
193 downloads
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Background Competitive interactions in biological communities can be thought of as giving rise to “assembly rules” that dictate the species that are able to co-exist. Ant communities in tropical canopies often display a particular pattern, an “ant mosaic”, in which...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4231
188 downloads
1,198 views

Shape is a natural phenomenon inherent to many different lifeforms. A modern technique to analyse shape is geometric morphometrics (GM), which offers a whole range of methods concerning the pure shape of an object. The results from these methods have provided new...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4242
94 downloads
864 views

Spiders are well known for their silk and its varying use across taxa. Very few studies have examined the silk spigot ontogeny of the entire spinning field of a spider. Historically the spider phylogeny was based on morphological data and behavioral data associated...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4233
58 downloads
563 views

Background Urban heat island (UHI) effect, the ubiquitous consequence of urbanization, is considered to play a major role in population expansion of numerous insects. Cryptotympana atrata and Hyalessa fuscata are the most abundant cicada species in the Korean Peninsula,...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4238
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Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4221
109 downloads
832 views

The studies of insects from archaeological contexts can provide an important supplement of information to reconstruct past events, climate and environments. Furthermore, the list of the species present in an area in the past allows the reconstruction of the entomofauna...

["Entomology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4176
1 citation
76 downloads
466 views

Background Pesticide application is the dominant control method for arthropod pests in broad-acre arable systems. In Australia, organophosphate pesticides are often applied either prophylactically, or reactively, including at higher concentrations, to control crop...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4179
76 downloads
325 views

The use of multiple sampling areas in landscape genetic analysis has been recognized as a useful way of generalizing the patterns of environmental effects on organism gene flow. It reduces the variability in inference which can be substantially affected by the...

["Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4135
162 downloads
453 views

The UAS/GAL4 system is the most used method in Drosophila melanogaster for directing the expression of a gene of interest to a specific tissue. However, the ability to control the temporal activity of GAL4 with this system is very limited. This study constructed...

["Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4167
137 downloads
1,916 views

Background Pesticidal RNAs that silence critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods Published studies that developed pesticidal double stranded RNAs...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4131

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