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Data from: Biological control of boxwood blight by Pseudomonas protegens recovered from recycling irrigation systems

    A total of 1547 bacterial strains recovered from recycling irrigation systems were evaluated *in vitro* and *in planta* for their biological control efficacy against boxwood (*Buxus* spp.) blight caused by *Calonectria pseudonaviculata* (*Cps*), an emerging fungal disease in the United States. *Pseudomonas protegens* strains produced antifungal secondary metabolites that reduced *Cps* growth and infection.

    Genes of viral origin in the Microplitis demolitor genome

      *Microplitis demolitor* (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid used as a biological control agent to control larval-stage Lepidoptera and serves as a model for studying the function and evolution of symbiotic viruses in the genus Bracovirus. Using RNA-Seq data for this species and manual annotation of genes of viral origin, we annotated a high-quality gene set including 171 virus-derived protein-coding genes.

      Genes of viral origin in the Fopius arisanus genome

        *Fopius arisanus* (Sonan) is a braconid wasp (subfamily Opiinae) and biological control agent of a broad range of tephritid fruit fly species, including the global pests Mediterranean fruit fly *Ceratitis capitata* and the Oriental fruit fly *Bactrocera dorsalis*. In an effort to create foundational genomic resources for this species, the complete genome and transcriptomes for several wasp life stages have been recently generated. Manual annotation of 55 viral genes and phylogenetic analysis revealed that *F. arisanus* has independently acquired a symbiotic virus related to alpha-nudiviruses.

        Data from: Shoot transcriptome of the giant reed, Arundo donax

          The giant reed, *Arundo donax*, is a perennial grass species that has become an invasive plant in many countries. To establish a foundational molecular dataset, an llumina Hi-Seq protocol was used to sequence the transcriptome of actively growing shoots from an invasive genotype collected along the Rio Grande River, bordering Texas and Mexico. The assembly of 27,491 high confidence transcripts (≥200 bp) are reported with at least 70% coverage of known genes in other Poaceae species.

          Invasive and Exotic Species of North America - Invasive.org

            [Invasive.org](https://www.invasive.org/) is a joint project between University of Georgia's Bugwood Network and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Over 8,300 images, including over 1,000 new images of invasive/exotic/noxious plant, insect, pathogen and other species (including many weeds) and their biological control agents, taken by over 250 photographers. Most images were digitized from high-resolution 35mm slides. Multiple levels of jpeg format images are downloadable and may be copied and used for any non-profit, educational purpose with appropriate credit and copyright notice. Although most images are North American in nature, the system also contains images of organisms that are "Non-U.S. Natives", or are considered to be "U.S. Invasives."