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Taking advantage of the recent publication from our group applying network analyses, I would like to present a last year publication in the Pest Management Science journal. We evaluated differential expression in the transcriptome of both midgut and fat body larval tissues of the two strains of the FAW reared on either DIMBOA‐enriched artificial diet …
Post Date: 2021-02-22 14:30:38
Author: Karina Brandao
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This publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Gene Regulatory Mechanisms is part of Natália Murad’s PhD in Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in Brazil, under mine and Dr. Marcelo Brandão’s supervision. A dataset of gene expression from FAW was used to understand how gene regulation is related to larval host plant preference. Transcriptomic data …
Post Date: 2021-02-22 13:20:30
Author: Karina Brandao
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Second generation Bt crops (insect resistant crops carrying Bacillus thuringiensis genes) combine more than one gene coding for insecticidal proteins in the same plant to provide a better control of agricultural pests. Some of the new combinations involve co-expression of cry and vip genes. Since Cry and Vip proteins have different midgut targets and possibly …
Post Date: 2020-12-18 16:45:54
Author: Juan Ferré
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Cultural method of pest control make a less favourable environment to the pest and make a more favourable for their natural enemies. This method is the most widely adopted approaches in integrated pest management. As a part of cultural control, spraying sugar solution (10-20%) increases the population of certain parasitoids such as Campoletis flavicincta (Hymenoptera:Ichneumonidae), …
Post Date: 2020-12-16 15:43:48
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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By: Alice dos Reis Fortes; Aloisio Coelho Jr.; José Roberto Postali Parra A possible natural enemy for biological control of the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is the wasp Telenomus remus Nixon, 1937 (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasite used …
Post Date: 2020-10-01 17:54:00
Author: Alice dos Reis Fortes
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By: Pedro Holtz de Paula, Aloisio Coelho Jr., José Roberto P. Parra   The parasitoid wasp Telenomus remus is well known in the field of biological control. It is a potential agent to control Spodoptera frugiperda, with a few important examples of its use in South American countries (Colombia and Venezuela). In recent decades, several …
Post Date: 2020-09-24 00:55:21
Author: Pedro Holtz de Paula
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By: Marilia Corrêa Melo, Aloisio Coelho Jr., José R. P. Parra   The main hosts of Teleomus remus Nixon, 1937 (Hymenoptera: Plastygastridae) are eggs of lepidopterans of the family Noctuidae, especially species of Spodoptera. Eggs of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) are the most frequently …
Post Date: 2020-09-22 19:48:47
Author: Marília Corrêa de Melo
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By: Lucas Fonseca Lacerda, Aloisio Coelho Jr., José Roberto P. Parra The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1979) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a highly polyphagous pest reported from more than 80 host plants, many of them economically important, and has caused enormous damage to agriculture for many years in the Americas and more recently in …
Post Date: 2020-09-10 22:18:14
Author: Lucas Lacerda
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By: José Roberto Postali Parra and Aloisio Coelho Jr.   We describe the development of a highly successful Trichogramma program in Brazil, which can be used as a basis for an Augmentative Biological-Control (ABC) program specifically for FAW. The objective of the ABC-FAW program is to use Telenomus remus alone or in combination with Trichogramma. …
Post Date: 2020-09-09 16:41:13
Author: Aloisio Coelho Jr.
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Due to the reduced host spectrum of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium rileyi, its pathogenicity against different target insects must be assessed to develop biopesticides capable of controlling more than one pest species. This study aimed to evaluate the susceptibility of the pest species Chrysodeixis includens and Spodoptera frugiperda to different isolates of M. rileyi and, …
Post Date: 2020-08-27 13:41:28
Author: Suellen Karina Albertoni Barros

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