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Bacterial communities in predatory mites are associated with species and diet types

The symbiotic bacterial communities of phytophagous arthropods are affected by host species and feeding habits, but such effects have been poorly studied in natural enemies. Here, we investigated the entire bacterial microbiome of two species of …


Density-dependent interactions between the nematode Meloidogyne incognita and the biological control agent Agasicles hygrophila on invasive Alternanthera philoxeroides and its native congener Alternantera sessilis

Biological invasions are a great threat to biodiversity. Invasive plants targeted for control with introduced biological control agents are also exposed to indigenous herbivores in the invaded range. The density of native herbivores may affect the …


A fungal glycoprotein mitigates passion fruit woodiness disease caused by Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV) in Passiflora edulis

Passion fruit woodiness disease is responsible for severe losses in passion fruit production around the world. The disease is caused by Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV), an aphid-transmitted potyvirus. Traditional sanitary measures against …

02.09.2021 Open Access

The effect of insecticide application by dropleg sprayers on pollen beetle parasitism in oilseed rape

Dropleg sprayers apply pesticides below the flower horizon of oilseed rape plants and thus reduce unwanted side effects on pollinating insects. Whether this technique benefits parasitoids of seed and pollen feeding insect pests has not been …


The prospects for cryopreservation of noctuid eggs in the mass production of Trichogramma spp.

Successful long-term cryopreservation of lepidopteran eggs for the mass production of parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) requires a more tolerant species to withstand ultra-low temperatures. We compared …

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BioControl, the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control, presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases. Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms for biological control, and aspects of use including biological controls for integrated pest management, such as plant resistance, pheromones and intercropping.

Organisms covered include parasitoids, invertebrate and vertebrate predators of pest animals and plants, mites, plant and insect pathogens, nematodes, and weeds.

The journal publishes interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems, and related developments in molecular biology and biotechnology that have direct relevance.

BioControl also publishes forum papers and invited reviews and Letters to the Editor.

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