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The Influence of Male Diet on Life History Traits of Female Mosquitoes
(Brock University, 2014-01-08)
In the field, mosquitoes characteristically feed on sugars soon after emergence and intermittently during their adult lives. Sugar meals are commonly derived from plant nectar and homopteran honeydew, and without them, ...
Investigation into the relationships between molecular chaperones, mitochondrial antioxidant enzymes, and endothermic vertebrate longevity
(Brock University, 2014-04-21)
The maximum lifespan (MLSP) of endothermic vertebrates can range from as little as a year to over two centuries, yet the underlying phenotype of aging is very similar amongst this group of organisms. One organelle that ...
Alloparental care in a solitary bee
(Brock University, 2014-08-18)
Research into the evolutionary origins of sociality in insect colonies is changing emphasis from understanding how eusociality is maintained to how insects transition from solitary to social lifestyles. The pygmy carpenter ...
Characterization of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) silk proteins
(Brock University, 2014-09-05)
Black fly (Simuliidae) silk is produced by the larvae and pharate pupae and is used for anchorage and cocoon production. There exists limited information on simuliid silks, including protein composition and genetic sequences ...
Preliminary characterization of VmTPT2, a putative monoterpene indole alkaloid (MIA) transporter from Vinca minor L. (Apocynaceae)
(Brock University, 2014-09-10)
The various steps of monoterpene indole alkaloid (MIA) biosynthesis are known to occur in specialized cell types and subcellular compartments. Numerous MIAs display powerful biological activities that have led to their use ...
Feeding and oviposition preferences of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) on six Brassicaceae host plant species
(Brock University, 2014-10-10)
Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth, DBM) is a globally distributed Lepidopteran that feeds and oviposits almost exclusively on plants in the Brassicaceae family. DBM disperses from the southern United States and Mexico ...