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sconiers发布关于植食性昆虫和植物抗旱纸

3天前•2020年6月23日
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Warren Sconiers

博士。沃伦sconiers,在要玩就玩最好的生物学助理教授,是新近发表的研究文章的主要作者在5月/ 2020年6月版作物科学的。

文章的题目是, “脉冲干旱:对植物生理变化的水胁迫和预测食草动物响应的影响。” 黛安湖罗兰和米奇d。班克斯是贡献者文章。作物学,1961年以来出版的双月刊,是美国(综援)的作物科学学会的官方出版物。

根据sconiers,该研究有助于关于如何植食性昆虫将植物干旱胁迫下做出反应的辩论。 sconiers说,研究显示,这些虫子将在爆发干旱胁迫的植物,他们不会改变自己的行为,或从这些植物中,这是辩论的基础望而却步。

“My colleagues and I tested severe and moderate drought on cotton plants during my dissertation at Texas A&M University,” Sconiers said. “We wanted to document physiological changes in plants under these drought conditions that would explain why we observe so much variation in how insects respond. We found clear indicators in plant development between severe and moderate stress that would explain some of the variation, including differences in nutrients (protein and sugars), available plant tissue to feed from, plant metabolic rate, and means to hide from predatory animals. We can use what we learned to understand the movements of insect pests and which crops and plants are most susceptible to economic damages.”

sconiers说,这项研究将有助于科学家“预测害虫有关于气候变化的行为变化,从那些亩农田在你家的花园中屈指可数。”

Sconiers joined the Ozarks faculty in 2016年8月 after spending the previous two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University. The native of California earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine before completing his Ph.D. in entomology from Texas A&M in 2014.

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