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.

Plants and Crops

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.

insects 5000 program

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.

insects 5000 program

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.

Plants and Crops

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America - 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."

Maps and Multimedia

Data from: Population dynamics of an invasive forest insect and associated natural enemies in the aftermath of invasion

Datasets archived here consist of all data analyzed in Duan et al. 2015 from Journal of Applied Ecology. Specifically, these data were collected from annual sampling of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) immature stages and associated parasitoids on infested ash trees (Fraxinus) in Southern Michigan, where three introduced biological control agents had been released between 2007 - 2010.

Agroecosystems & Environment