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Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-09-rice-exploiting-natural-defences.html#jCpSeptember 6, 2018, An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in natural control of this insect …

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2018-08-23T18:00:00.0000000Z
Discover Magazine
By Mark Barna

Take a walk through high grass during summer, and you’ll likely have a bunch of grasshoppers tickling your ankles. They are …

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2018-08-23T04:00:00.0000000Z
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Silencing the Sox21b-1 gene in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum results in the loss of three leg-bearing segments and the posterior segment addition zone. Credit: Paese et al., 2018
ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180821112026.htm
Source: eLife
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Scientists have pinpointed a key gene that controls segmentation during spider development, which reveals a further similarity to the control of …
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2018-08-21T08:00:00.0000000Z
R. maidis feeds on a wheat plant. The team found that viruses manipulate the feeding behavior of aphids to improve their own ability to pass on their genomes to the next generation of viruses. Credit: J. Smith, Penn State

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-08-virus-competition-aphid-species.html

Pennsylvania State University

In the world of plant-feeding insects, who shows up first to the party determines the overall success of the gathering; yet viruses can disrupt …

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2018-08-21T04:00:00.0000000Z

I received the message below and attached pictures of cucumber leaves and stems infected with diseases from Dr. Kim Hian Seng, Cambodia. We would appreciate your diagnosis and control recommendations.

 Muni   

Dear all

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Cambodia
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-19T18:00:00.0000000Z
Marmorated stinkbug nymph

The Plantwide Blog https://blog.invasive-species.org/2018/08/20/using-dna-to-detect-stinkbug-invasion/#more-2101

by Sunmbo olorunfemi

The use of DNA to detect a stinkbug invasion proposes a revolutionary advancement in agricultural pest …

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2018-08-19T08:00:00.0000000Z
Boganiid beetle in amber - Myanmar
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-18T04:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-08-ion-channel-reveals-insects-world.htmlThe mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense of smell. Yet, not all insects can sniff out vulnerable flesh. …

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2018-08-17T14:00:00.0000000Z
A ProMED-mail post
<http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Tue 14 Aug 2018 Source: Nyasa Times [edited] <https://www.nyasatimes.com/dedza- …
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