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  • Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Pectobacterium carotovorum harbor distinct, independently acquired integrative and conjugative elements encoding coronafacic acid that enhance virulence on potato stems 

    Panda, Preetinanda; Vanga, B. R.; Lu, A.; Fiers, M.; Fineran, P. C.; Butler, R.; Armstrong, Karen F.; Ronson, C. W.; Pitman, A. R. (Frontiers Media, 2016-03-31)
    Integrative and conjugative elements (ICEs) play a central role in the evolution of bacterial virulence, their transmission between bacteria often leading to the acquisition of virulence factors that alter host range or ...
  • Resolving an 87-year-old taxonomical curiosity with the description of Psylla frodobagginsi sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae), a second distinct Psylla species on the New Zealand endemic plant kōwhai 

    Martoni, Francesco; Armstrong, Karen F. (Public Library of Science, 2019-09-18)
    A recent DNA-based assessment of the psyllid fauna of New Zealand recorded high genetic variation between populations that were expected to belong to the same psyllid species. Among these, a number of populations of the ...
  • No single driver of biodiversity: Divergent responses of multiple taxa across land use types 

    Wood, J. R.; Holdaway, R. J.; Orwin, Kate H.; Morse, C. W.; Bonner, K. I.; Davis, C.; Bolstridge, N.; Dickie, Ian (Ecological Society of America, 2017-11-17)
    Understanding the responses of biodiversity to different land use regimes is critical for managing biodiversity in the face of future land use change. However, there is still significant uncertainty around how consistent ...
  • A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production 

    Dainese, M.; Martin, E. A.; Aizen, M. A.; Albrecht, M.; Bartomeus, I.; Bommarco, R.; Carvalheiro, L. G.; Chaplin-Kramer, R.; Gagic, V.; Garibaldi, L. A.; Ghazoul, J.; Grab, H.; Jonsson, M.; Karp, D. S.; Kennedy, C. M.; Kleijn, D.; Kremen, C.; Landis, D. A.; Letourneau, D. K.; Marini, L.; Poveda, K.; Rader, R.; Smith, H. G.; Tscharntke, T.; Andersson, G. K. S.; Badenhausser, I.; Baensch, S.; Bezerra, A. D. M.; Bianchi, F. J. J. A.; Boreux, V.; Bretagnolle, V.; Caballero-Lopez, B.; Cavigliasso, P.; Ćetković, A.; Chacoff, N. P.; Classen, A.; Cusser, S.; Da Silva E Silva, F. D.; Arjen De Groot, G.; Dudenhöffer, J. H.; Ekroos, J.; Fijen, T.; Franck, P.; Freitas, B. M.; Garratt, M. P. D.; Gratton, C.; Hipólito, J.; Holzschuh, A.; Hunt, L.; Iverson, A. L.; Jha, S.; Keasar, T.; Kim, T. N.; Kishinevsky, M.; Klatt, B. K.; Klein, A. M.; Krewenka, K. M.; Krishnan, Smitha; Larsen, A. E.; Lavigne, C.; Liere, H.; Maas, B.; Mallinger, R. E.; Pachon, E. M.; Martínez-Salinas, A.; Meehan, T. D.; Mitchell, M. G. E.; Molina, G. A. R.; Nesper, M.; Nilsson, L.; O'Rourke, M. E.; Peters, M. K.; Plećaš, M.; Potts, S. G.; Ramos, D. D. L.; Rosenheim, J. A.; Rundlöf, M.; Rusch, A.; Sáez, A.; Scheper, J.; Schleuning, M.; Schmack, J. M.; Sciligo, A. R.; Seymour, Colleen; Stanley, D. A.; Stewart, R.; Stout, J. C.; Sutter, L.; Takada, M. B.; Taki, H.; Tamburini, G.; Tschumi, M.; Viana, B. F.; Westphal, C.; Willcox, B. K.; Wratten, Stephen D.; Yoshioka, A.; Zaragoza-Trello, C.; Zhang, Wei; Zou, Yi; Steffan-Dewenter, I. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-10-16)
    Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield-related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely on ...
  • Enhancing seed quality in the female spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) parent line : A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University  

    Kakhki, Ali (Lincoln University, 2019)
    Hybrid spinach (Spinacia oleraceae L.) seeds are produced in New Zealand for export. However, some seed lots fail to meet contracted germination standards. Several factors that may be responsible for seed germination and ...

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