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dc.contributor.authorChinchilla-Ramírez, Milena
dc.contributor.authorGarzo, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorFerreres, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorGavara-Vidal, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorTen Broeke, Cindy J. M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Loon, Joop J. A.
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Hedo, Meritxell
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-12T08:10:03Z
dc.date.available2021-01-12T08:10:03Z
dc.date.issued2021es
dc.identifier.citationChinchilla-Ramírez, M., Garzo, E., Ferreres, A., Gavara-Vidal, J., ten Broeke, C. J., van Loon, J. J., Urbaneja, A. & Pérez-Hedo, M. (2021). Plant feeding by Nesidiocoris tenuis: Quantifying its behavioral and mechanical components. Biological Control, 152, 104402.es
dc.identifier.issn1049-9644
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/6956
dc.description.abstractZoophytophagous predators play an important, though sometimes controversial, role in pest management programs in different crops. In tomato crops, damage caused by phytophagy of the mirid Nesidiocoris tenuis has mainly been reported at high predator population levels or when prey is scarce. Previous research has focused on predator/prey ratios, stylet morphology and saliva composition to explain plant damage by N. tenuis. In this study, we investigated the behavioral and mechanical components of the damage. For this, we compared the feeding behaviors of males, females and fifth-instar nymphs of N. tenuis. Additionally, we investigated the type of stylet activities performed by each stage while probing in plant tissue, using the electrical penetration graph technique (EPG). Furthermore, stylectomy was performed and plant histology studied with the aim to correlate the feeding activities observed in the EPG recordings with stylet tip positions in specific tissues of the leaf petioles. Behavioral observations during a 30-min period showed that nymphs probed more frequently (38.6 ± 1.5 probes) than males and females (25.3 ± 1.1 and 24.3 ± 1.1 probes, respectively). Similarly, nymphs spent a higher proportion of time (656.0 ± 67.6 s) feeding on tomato apical sections compared to males and females (403.0 ± 48.8 s and 356.0 ± 43.7 s, respectively). The EPG recordings during 5 h indicated that cell-rupturing was the main stylet activity for all insect stages, and that fifth-instar nymphs spent a higher proportion of time on cell-rupturing events compared to adults. The histological studies revealed a trend of N. tenuis for the tissues within the vascular semi-ring. The stylet tips were found both in the vascular bundles and in the parenchyma of the interfascicular region. The findings of this study confirm an important role of fifth-instar nymphs feeding behavior in the damage potential of N. tenuis. Moreover, the increased time spent on cell rupturing behaviour suggests that stylet laceration and enzymatic maceration of the saliva occurring during this event might greatly contribute to the inflicted damage. A comprehensive understanding of the interactions of N. tenuis with the plant, at both the behavioral and mechanical levels, might shed light on new approaches to minimize its damage potential to tomato while maintaining its benefits as biocontrol agent.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherElsevieres
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectZoophytophagouses
dc.subjectElectrical penetration graphes
dc.subjectStylectomyes
dc.titlePlant feeding by Nesidiocoris tenuis: Quantifying its behavioral and mechanical componentses
dc.typearticlees
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.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104402es
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1049964420306290#!es
dc.journal.issueNumber152es
dc.journal.titleBiological Controles
dc.page.final104402es
dc.page.initial104402es
dc.rights.accessRightsclosedAccesses
dc.source.typeelectronicoes
dc.subject.agrisH10 Pests of plantses
dc.subject.agrovocFeeding behavioures
dc.subject.agrovocTomatoeses
dc.subject.agrovocHemipteraes
dc.subject.agrovocMiridaees
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