4 Works

Data from: Stacked Bt maize and arthropod predators – exposure to insecticidal Cry proteins and potential hazards

Zdeňka Svobodová, Yinghua Shu, Oxana Skoková Habuštová, Jörg Romeis & Michael Meissle
Genetically engineered (GE) crops with stacked insecticidal traits expose arthropods to multiple Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). One concern is that the different Cry proteins may interact and lead to unexpected adverse effects on non-target species. Bi- and tri-trophic experiments with SmartStax maize, herbivorous spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) and aphids (Rhopalosiphum padi), and predatory spiders (Phylloneta impressa), ladybeetles (Harmonia axyridis), and lacewings (Chrysoperla carnea) were conducted. Cry1A.105, Cry1F, Cry3Bb1, and Cry34Ab1 moved in a...

Data from: Different genetic structures revealed resident populations of a specialist parasitoid wasp in contrast to its migratory host

Shu-Jun Wei, Yuan Zhou, Xu-Lei Fan, Ary A. Hoffmann, Li-Jun Cao, Xue-Xin Chen & Zai-Fu Xu
Genetic comparisons of parasitoids and their hosts are expected to reflect ecological and evolutionary processes that influence the interactions between species. The parasitoid wasp, Cotesia vestalis, and its host diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella, provide opportunities to test whether the specialist natural enemy migrates seasonally with its host or occurs as resident population. We genotyped 17 microsatellite loci and two mitochondrial genes for 158 female adults of C. vestalis collected from 12 geographical populations, as...

Data from: Predation risk affects growth and reproduction of an invasive snail and its lethal effect depends on prey size

Jing Guo, Pablo R. Martín, Chunxia Zhang & Jia-En Zhang
The behavior of invasive species under predation risk has been studied extensively, but their growth and reproductive responses have rarely been investigated. We conducted experiments with juveniles and adults of the invasive freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata, and we observed changes in growth and reproduction in response to predation risk from a caged predator (Trachemys scripta elegans). P. canaliculata produced eggs earlier in the presence of predators and injured conspecifics compared with the control group (no...

Data from: A quantum Samaritan’s dilemma cellular automaton

Ramon Alonso-Sanz & Haozhen Situ
The dynamics of a spatial quantum formulation of the iterated Samaritan’s dilemma game with variable entangling is studied in this work. The game is played in the cellular automata manner, i.e. with local and synchronous interaction. The game is assessed in fair and unfair contests, in noiseless scenarios and with disrupting quantum noise.

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  • South China Agricultural University
  • Zhejiang University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Universidad Nacional del Sur
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Agroscope
  • Biology Centre