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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
Abstract

UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) are areas of outstanding universal value and conservation importance. They are, however, threatened by a variety of global change drivers, including biological invasions. We assessed the current status of biological invasions and their management in 241 natural and ...

Author(s)
Shackleton, R. T.; Bertzky, B.; Wood, L. E.; Bunbury, N.; Jäger, H.; Merm, R. van; Sevilla, C.; Smith, K.; Wilson, J. R. U.; Witt, A. B. R.; Richardson, D. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 2020, 39, 11/12, pp 3327-3347
Abstract

A description is provided for Cyberloma acerinae, which infects fish of the families Atherinidae, Gobiidae and Percidae in Europe; infections developing in the host cytoplasm (but not in nerve tissues), without diplokarya, and resulting in tumours (also known as 'xenomas') in which the host nucleus ...

Author(s)
Mintercabi, D. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2020, 225, pp sheet 2241
Abstract

A description is provided for Loma fontinalis, which infects Salvelinus fontinalis (the brook trout, a fish of the family Salmonidae) in east-coast North America; infections developing in the host cytoplasm (but not in nerve tissues), without diplokarya, and resulting in tumours (also known as...

Author(s)
Minter, D. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2020, 225, pp sheet 2247
Abstract

The world's forests have never been more threatened by invasions of exotic pests and pathogens, whose causes and impacts are reinforced by global change. However, forest entomologists and pathologists have, for too long, worked independently, used different concepts and proposed specific management ...

Author(s)
Jactel, H.; Desprez-Loustau, M. L.; Battisti, A.; Brockerhoff, E.; Santini, A.; Stenlid, J.; Bjorkman, C.; Branco, M.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Douma, J. C.; Drakulic, J.; Drizou, F.; Eschen, R.; Franco, J. C.; Gossner, M. M.; Green, S.; Kenis, M.; Klapwijk, M. J.; Liebhold, A. M.; Orazio, C.; Prospero, S.; Robinet, C.; Schroeder, M.; Slippers, B.; Stoev, P.; Sun JiangHua; Dool, R. van den; Wingfield, M. J.; Zalucki, M. P.
Publisher
Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
NeoBiota, 2020, 58, pp 107-127
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: its rich history and bright future.

This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The fall armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda) is an important polyphagous insect pest in many crops. This highly invasive pest species originates from the Americas and recently spread rapidly across more than 100 countries worldwide. It poses a major threat to food security in a number of...

Author(s)
Guo JingFei; Wu ShengYong; Zhang Feng; Huang ChaoLong; He KangLai; Babendreier, D.; Wang ZhenYing
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 6, pp 647-662
Abstract

Sentinel plants, plants in exporting countries that are inspected at regular intervals for signs and symptoms of invertebrate pests and microbial pathogens, are a promising tool for detecting and identifying harmful organisms of woody plants prior to their introduction into importing countries....

Author(s)
Vettraino, A. M.; Santini, A.; Nikolov, C.; Grégoire, J. C.; Tomov, R.; Orlinski, A.; Maaten, T.; Sverrisson, H.; Økland, B.; Eschen, R.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biological Invasions, 2020, 22, 2, pp 353-362
Abstract

Development of a biological control program for invasive Phagmites australis australis in North America required 20 years of careful research, and consideration of management alternatives. A recent paper by Kiviat et al. (Biol Invasions 21:2529-2541, 2019) Articulates opposition to this biocontrol...

Author(s)
Blossey, B.; Endriss, S. B.; Casagrande, R.; Häfliger, P.; Hinz, H.; Dávalos, A.; Brown-Lima, C.; Tewksbury, L.; Bourchier, R. S.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biological Invasions, 2020, 22, 3, pp 873-883

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