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bioeconomics of managing the spread of exotic pest species with barrier zones
(Ecological Society of America, 1998-08)
Exotic pests are serious threats to North American ecosystems; thus, economic analysis of decisions about eradication, stopping, or slowing their spread may be critical to ecosystem management. We present a model to analyze ...
Is geography an accurate predictor of evolutionary history in the millipede family Xystodesmidae?
For the past several centuries, millipede taxonomists have used the morphology of male copulatory structures (modified legs called gonopods), which are strongly variable and suggestive of species-level differences, as a ...
Germline excision of transgenes in Aedes aegypti by homing endonucleases
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-04)
Aedes (Ae.) aegypti is the primary vector for dengue viruses (serotypes1-4) and chikungunya virus. Homing endonucleases (HEs) are ancient selfish elements that catalyze double-stranded DNA breaks (DSB) in a highly specific ...
Large scale complete genome sequencing and phylodynamic analysis of eastern equine encephalitis virus reveal source-sink transmission dynamics in the United States.
(American Society for Microbiology, 2018-04-04)
Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome
The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, has re-established itself as a ubiquitous human ectoparasite throughout much of the world during the past two decades. This global resurgence is likely linked to increased international ...
ATP-sensitive inwardly rectifying potassium channel regulation of viral infections in honey bees
Honey bees are economically important pollinators of a wide variety of crops that have attracted the attention of both researchers and the public alike due to unusual declines in the numbers of managed colonies in some ...
model of slowing the spread of gypsy moth (lepidoptera : lymantriidae) with a barrier zone
(Ecological Society of America, 1998-11)
When attempts to eradicate an introduced pest species fail and it becomes: established, barrier zones are often used to stop or to slow the spread of the population into uninfested areas. The U.S. Forest Service is currently ...
Habitat preferences and phenology of Ochlerotatus triseriatus and Aedes albopictus (Diptera : Culicidae) in southwestern Virginia
(Oxford University Press, 2003-07-01)
Recently, the number of reported human cases of La Crosse encephalitis, an illness caused by mosquito-borne La Crosse virus (LAC), has increased in southwestern Virginia, resulting in a need for better understanding of the ...
La Crosse Virus Infection Alters Blood Feeding Behavior in Aedes triseriatus and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
(Oxford University Press, 2012-12-01)
The effects of La Crosse virus (LACV) infection on blood feeding behavior in Aedes triseriatus (Say) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) were investigated in the laboratory by measuring the size of the bloodmeal imbibed and the ...
La Crosse encephalitis virus habitat associations in Nicholas County, West Virginia
(Oxford University Press, 2000-07-01)
Aedes triseriatus (Say) population density patterns and La Crosse encephalitis virus infection rates were evaluated in relation to a variety of habitat parameters over a 14-wk period. Ovitraps and landing collections were ...