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- Huynh, Man P.; Meihls, Lisa N.; Hibbard, Bruce E.; Lapointe, Stephen L.; Niedz, Randall P.; Ludwick, Dalton C.; Coudron, Thomas A.
- Plos One 2017 v.12 no.11 pp. e0187997
- Diabrotica virgifera virgifera; Zea mays; bioassays; compliance; corn; culture media; diet; ingredients; insect control; insect pests; larvae; larval development; molting; rearing; response surface methodology; roots; weight gain; Europe; United States
- ... The western corn rootworm (WCR), Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, is the most serious insect pest of corn (Zea mays L.) in the United States and parts of Europe, and arguably one of the world's most expensive pests to control. Several diet formulations are currently used by industry and public researchers to evaluate WCR larvae in diet-toxicity bioassays. However, a publicly available d ...
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