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2020-07-22
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The open bar is closed: restructuration of a native parasitoid community following successful control of an invasive pest.
David Muru, Nicolas Borowiec, Marcel Thaon, Nicolas Ris, Madalina Ionela Viciriuc, Sylvie Warot, Elodie Vercken
10.1101/2019.12.20.884908

Recommended by Stefaniya Kamenova based on reviews by KĂ©vin Tougeron and Miguel GonzĂĄlez XimĂ©nez de EmbĂșn
Raise and fall of an invasive pest and consequences for native parasitoid communities

Host-parasitoid interactions have been the focus of extensive ecological research for decades. One the of the major reasons is the importance host-parasitoid interactions play for the biological control of crop pests. Parasitoids are the main natural regulators for a large number of economically important pest insects, and in many cases they could be the only viable crop protection strategy. Parasitoids are also integral part of complex food webs whose structure and diversity display large spati...

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2020-07-03
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The 'Noble false widow' spider Steatoda nobilis is an emerging public health and ecological threat
Hambler, C.
10.31219/osf.io/axbd4

Recommended by Etienne Bilgo based on reviews by Michel Dugon and 2 anonymous reviewers
How the noble false widow spider Steatoda nobilis can turn out to be a rising public health and ecological concern

"The noble false widow spider Steatoda nobilis is an emerging public health and ecological threat" by Clive Hambler (2020) is an appealing article discussing important aspects of the ecology and distribution of a medically significant spider, and the health concerns it raises.
By contrast to previous studies (Dunbar et al., 2018; Warell et al., 1991; Bauer et al., 2019; BBC 2013, 2018), this article, with its extensive media and scientific literature review, shows that *S. nobilis...

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2020-07-01
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Sub-lethal insecticide exposure affects host biting efficiency of Kdr-resistant Anopheles gambiae
Malal Mamadou Diop, Fabrice Chandre, Marie Rossignol, Angelique Porciani, Mathieu Chateau, Nicolas Moiroux, Cedric Pennetier
10.1101/653980

Recommended by Adrian Diaz based on reviews by Etienne Bilgo, Thomas Guillemaud, Niels Verhulst and 1 anonymous reviewer
kdr homozygous resistant An. gambiae displayed enhanced feeding success when exposed to permethrin Insect-Treated Nets

Malaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease found in 91 countries with an estimated of 228 million cases occurred worldwide during 2018. The 93% (213 million) of those cases were reported in the African Region (WHO 2019). Six species of Plasmodium parasites can produce the disease but only P. falciparum and P. vivax are the predominant species globally. More than 40 species of Anopheles mosquitoes are important malaria vectors (Asley et al. 2018). Intrinsic (genetic background, parasit...

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2020-01-10
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Culex saltanensis and Culex interfor (Diptera: Culicidae) are susceptible and competent to transmit St. Louis encephalitis virus (Flavivirus: Flaviviridae) in central Argentina
Beranek MD, Quaglia AI, Peralta GC, Flores FS, Stein M, Diaz LA, AlmirĂłn WR and Contigiani MS
10.1101/722579

Recommended by Anna Cohuet based on reviews by 2 anonymous reviewers
Multiple vector species may be responsible for transmission of Saint Louis Encephalatis Virus in Argentina

Medical and veterinary entomology is a discipline that deals with the role of insects on human and animal health. A primary objective is the identification of vectors that transmit pathogens. This is the aim of Beranek and co-authors in their study [1]. They focus on mosquito vector species responsible for transmission of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), an arbovirus that circulates in avian species but can incidentally occur in dead end mammal hosts such as humans, inducing symptoms and som...

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