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dc.contributor.authorCebolla, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorTena, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-16T15:00:19Z
dc.date.available2018-05-16T15:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2017es
dc.identifier.citationCebolla, R., Tena, A., Urbaneja, A. (2017). Global warming will reduce female production in Aphytis melinus: Implications for the biological control of Aonidiella aurantii and its coexistence with A. chrysomphali. In IOBC/WPRS Meeting On Citrus Pests, Diseases And Weeds, Valencia, Spain.es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/6114
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, it has been emphasized that global warming could disrupt the efficacy and prevalence of some biocontrol agents. An increase of about 3ºC is predicted by the end of the twenty-first century in the Mediterranean basin (IPCC, 2014). In this context, we investigated the influence of the predicted temperature in the efficacy and competition of two sympatric parasitoids of the genus Aphytis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), which regulate the populations of the California red scale Aonidiella aurantii (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Mediterranean citrus. The potential of A. chrysomphali as biological control agent of A. aurantii was reduced when both parasitoids compete within the same patch at the current and expected temperatures. These results support that A. melinus is a superior competitor and can displace the native A. chrysomphali, unless it is able to avoid interspecific competition by using hosts of smaller size. Interestingly, the increase of temperature caused a higher production of males in A. melinus, which could destabilize the current balance between this parasitoid and its host in favour towards the host. This study highlights the importance of understanding how global warming affects species interactions and how these changes will probably impact current successful biological control programs.es
dc.titleGlobal warming will reduce female production in Aphytis melinus: Implications for the biological control of Aonidiella aurantii and its coexistence with A. chrysomphalies
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnologíaes
dc.relation.conferenceNameIOBC/WPRS Meeting On Citrus Pests, Diseases And Weeds.es
dc.relation.conferencePlaceValenciaes
dc.subject.agrisH10 Pests of plantses
dc.subject.agrovocInterspecific competitiones
dc.subject.agrovocParasitoidses
dc.subject.agrovocSex ratioes
dc.subject.agrovocGlobal warminges


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