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- Ronald E. Thresher; Keith Hayes; Nicholas J. Bax; John Teem; Tillmann J. Benfey; Fred Gould
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1201-1216
- biological control; fish; genes; genetic techniques and protocols; insect pests; integrated pest management; invasive species; issues and policy; males; models; sterile insect technique; triploidy; United States
- ... Genetic options for the control of invasive fishes were recently reviewed and synthesized at a 2010 international symposium, held in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. The only option currently available “off-the-shelf” is triploidy, which can be used to produce sterile males for a release program analogous to those widely and successfully used for biological control of insect pests. However, the Troj ...
- Christopher M. Ranger; Patrick C. Tobin; Michael E. Reding
- Biological invasions 2014 pp. 1-12
- Xylosandrus; ambrosia beetles; cultivars; ethanol; hosts; insect pests; landscapes; smell; trees; volatile compounds
- ... Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford), a species native to Asia but currently invading North American and European forests, exploits living, but weakened trees. In response to many sources of stress, trees emit ethanol, which represents an important host location cue for X. germanus. Because stressed trees can be spatially and temporally variable over a landscape, we assessed the role of olfaction in a ...