Navigation Links
An invasive Asian fly is taking over European fruit
Date:3/16/2012

Coming from the Asian continent, Drosophila suzukii has only been in Spain for a short time. Far away from slipping through into the Iberian Peninsula, it accelerated towards the north of Europe where it has already crossed the Alps. Amongst its preferred target are cherries and red fruits but any type of fruit is suitable for it to lay its eggs. This insect is posing a threat to the fruit of more and more European countries.

"Out of the 3,000 known species of Drosophilae, commonly named the vinegar fly, only two are potentially dangerous to fruit crops. One of them is Drosophila suzukii," assures Gemma Calabria, researcher at the Department of Genetics of the University of Barcelona (Spain).

The fly was accidentally discovered in the autumn of 2008 in Rasquera (Tarragona) and has actively or passively spread at a rate of 1,400 km per year via affected fruit transported by humans. The Drosophila has also reached Barcelona, where it was not found when first detected in Spain.

According to the study conducted by Calabria and her team, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Entomology, various regions of France and Italy have come under attack since 2009. As Calabria states, "Drosophila suzukii was discovered in the USA at the same time it was detected in Spain and it spread along the entire West coast, from California until reaching Canada. It has even been found on the East Coast, in Florida."

From the researchers' point of view, the colonisation towards the north of Europe and the American continent suggests that this species does not "especially" require a dry Mediterranean climate. "But if it spreads to more humid regions, it could cause a major agricultural epidemic," demonstrate the authors of the study.

A possible plague

Native to Asia, Drosophila suzukii was found for the first time in Japan and it is mainly characterised by the fact
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC Team
info@agenciasinc.es
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground
2. Mercyhurst research aims to predict impact of invasive forest pest
3. Invasive plant protects Australian lizards from invasive toad: Study
4. Noninvasive method accurately and efficiently detects risk of Down syndrome
5. Best management practices for invasive crane flies in northeastern United States sod production
6. Aria Diagnostics announces publication of first peer-reviewed data for new noninvasive prenatal test
7. MRI may be noninvasive method to measure breast cancer prognosis
8. Action plan for information on invasive alien species
9. Invasive false brome grass is spreading, but Oregons insects are biting
10. Pesky ants found in Hawaii demonstrate invasive characteristics
11. Noninvasive current stimulation improves sight in patients with optic nerve damage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
An invasive Asian fly is taking over European fruit
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 23, 2014  Since its launch in ... of people to eliminate the pain of trying to remember ... their own biometrics fused to their smartphones. To assist people ... Labs , the company that created 1U and focuses on ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  The 2014 Holiday Season may be the brightest ever ... that the long anticipated floodgates for consumer biometrics may ... smart phones, tablets, and wearable mobile devices that incorporate ... users with nearly 4.8 billion biometric devices by 2020.   ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, ... differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... arrived more than four hundred years ago, the ... for peoples from different continents. This study illuminates how American ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):1U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4
... Institute of Marine Science continue to monitor the algal blooms ... few weeks. These "red tides" occur in the lower Bay ... area than in years past, likely due to last winter,s ... by dense blooms of tiny marine plants called algae that ...
... , PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Policymakers struggling to ... questions on the scale of millions of people and ... the impact of many potential interventions, alone or in ... 2012 International AIDS Society Conference in Washington, D.C., Brandon ...
... Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation UK has submitted ... the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is failing to fulfil ... which animal testing could be avoided under the rules ... in EU institutions and agencies, and PETA maintains that ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers monitor 'red tides' in Chesapeake Bay 2Computers can predict effects of HIV policies 2Computers can predict effects of HIV policies 3PETA files complaint with European ombudsman over animal testing for REACH 2
(Date:12/24/2014)...  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced ... has submitted a pre-market approval application to the U.S. ... Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® II implantable drug infusion system ... Therapeutics, Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection delivered intravenously to ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRML), a bio-analytical solutions ... the Company closed its previously announced private placement ... W. Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC and several ... offering expenses.  The proceeds will be used for ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... “Preparative & Process Chromatography Market by Instrument (Liquid ... Valves, Guages, Seals), Accessories, Services, End User (Biotechnology, ... provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, ... impacting the preparative and process chromatography market along ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 Earlier this year in ... director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC ( ... appreciated unique property of adult tissue stem cells. His ... Past, Important for the Future,” embodied the essence of his ...
Breaking Biology Technology:United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4
... Novel system is the first to use rapid, automated DNA ... ... Inc., a leader in the,development of state of the art ... the United States Patent,and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued U.S. ...
... Expression Genetics, Inc.,(EGEN) announced today that ... selected as one of the Top 10 ... strategic partnering. The selection was made by,an ... leading,provider of business information products and services ...
... Bio-,Pharmaceutical Technology, Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: HFGB) (the ... and pharmaceutical raw,materials for use in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical ... announce a Letter of Intent to enter into ... ("Qinba").,Under the proposed terms of this arrangement, Huifeng ...
Cached Biology Technology:eGenomics Awarded First U.S. Patent Covering Rapid DNA Sequencing Technology Platform to Control Hospital-Acquired Infections 2eGenomics Awarded First U.S. Patent Covering Rapid DNA Sequencing Technology Platform to Control Hospital-Acquired Infections 3Expression Genetics' EGEN-001 Named One of 10 Most Promising Oncology Products by Windhover 2Expression Genetics' EGEN-001 Named One of 10 Most Promising Oncology Products by Windhover 3Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical (HFGB) Enters into Letter of Intent with Xi'an Qinba Xintong Medical Ltd. 2
... Caspase-9 Pan-Caspase In Situ Assay Kit, Fluorescein ... active caspases in cells undergoing apoptosis. The ... for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. ... use a novel approach to detect active ...
... silencing experiments often call for critical, ... Transfection Agent refines siRNA transfection protocols ... lipid-based formulation can be used to ... are subcultured without increased cytotoxicity. ...
... as well as other yeasts, has become ... laboratories. The ability to transform whole cells ... DNAs using lithium based buffers and polyethylene ... library screening easy and reliable, especially when ...
...
Biology Products: