Navigation Links
Kill Bill character inspires the name of a new parasitoid wasp species
Date:3/19/2013

Parasitoid wasps of the family Braconidae are known for their deadly reproductive habits. Most of the representatives of this group have their eggs developing in other insects and their larvae, eventually killing the respective host, or in some cases immobilizing it or causing its sterility. Three new species of the parasitoid wasp genus Cystomastacoides, recently described in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research, reflect this fatal behavior.

Two of the new species were discovered in Papua New Guinea, while the third one comes from Thailand. The Thai species, Cystomastacoides kiddo, was named after the character Beatrix Kiddo in Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' films. The deadly biology of the wasp inspired this reference to the protagonist played by Uma Thurman, where she embodies a deadly assassin and a master of the Tiger/Crane style of kung fu. She is a master of the "Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique", a method of killing a person by quickly striking five pressure points around the heart with the fingertips. After the victim takes five steps, the heart explodes and the person falls dead.

The macabre in the name of one of the new species from Papua New Guinea references back to another strand of contemporary pop culture: Cystomastacoides nicolepeelerae is named after Nicole Peeler, the favourite novelist of Donald Quicke, the lead author of this article. Peeler's writing deals with murder mystery, dark powers, the subconscious and the supernatural. The name of the third species, Cystomastacoides asotaphaga, also from Papua
'/>"/>

Contact: Donald L. J. Quicke
d.quicke@email.com
44-077-665-72655
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Nature: Video reveals wave character of particles
2. Life cycles of mysterious Namibian grassland fairy circles characterized
3. Biomass characterization technology research highlighted in Industrial Biotechnology journal
4. A model-free way to characterize polymodal ion channel gating
5. Female mice exposed to BPA by mothers show unexpected characteristics
6. Evaluating evolutionary rates could shed light into functions of uncharacterized genes
7. New book inspires children to protect dugongs
8. Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invented by MU researcher
9. Origami inspires research into materials that self-assemble when exposed to light
10. Mussel goo inspires blood vessel glue
11. Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kill Bill character inspires the name of a new parasitoid wasp species
(Date:7/29/2014)... sperm, bacteria and algae, propel themselves using whip-like ... of a millimetre long, function like tiny oars, ... called cilia are found on the surfaces of ... moving liquids over the cell. , Flagella ... and expel pathogens from our airways, they establish ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil ... the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was made by a ... State University. A paper describing this work and additional impacts ... will be published during the last week of July 2014 ... of the National Academy of Sciences . , "The footprint ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... the United States have a circulatory problem of the ... and may even require surgery in serious cases. This ... in turn, limb amputation. , At The University of ... scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in a mouse ... increased blood circulation. Their proof-of-concept study appears in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Microscopic rowing -- without a cox 2Microscopic rowing -- without a cox 3Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted 2Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2
... On the tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft ... years to complete the Wellcome Trust today launches a project ... years. This will be one of the largest genome sequencing programmes ... one in 6,000 people in the UK. The UK10K project ...
... This release is available in German . ... Houbara bustards - a North African bird species with ... visual stimulation from attractive males of the same species ... that observed highly displaying male birds in the experiment ...
... Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing ... scan for thousands of disease markers and other chemical indicators ... decode the electrical signals generated by a nanoporea "gate" less ... Nanopores are not new themselves; for more than a decade, ...
Cached Biology News:Ten years on, Wellcome Trust launches study of 10,000 human genomes in UK 2Ten years on, Wellcome Trust launches study of 10,000 human genomes in UK 3Pleasing to the eye 2Pleasing to the eye 3NIST team advances in translating language of nanopores 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies ... technologies, today announced that their third Phase ... reduction of recurrence of hypertrophic scars following ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Vala Sciences was recently ... Protection Agency (EPA). This new contract was awarded ... including tests designed to assess the effect of ... of connections between neurons (synapses), which are critical ... formation by environmental pollutants likely contributes to a ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... LayerBio, Inc., an MIT spinoff developing novel ... of seed financing from friends and family investors. Proceeds ... a novel sustained-release product for ophthalmology. , "We are ... commitment to this important work," said Dr. Ken Mandell, ... many areas in which innovations in drug delivery have ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges ... observing technology originally created for the James Webb ... Investigator Harvey Moseley, a scientist at NASA,s Goddard ... that electrostatically actuated microshutter arrays that is, ... are as functional as the current technology,s magnetically ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RXi Pharmaceuticals Expands Clinical Program with Initiation of Third Phase 2a Study with RXI-109 for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Expands Clinical Program with Initiation of Third Phase 2a Study with RXI-109 for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Expands Clinical Program with Initiation of Third Phase 2a Study with RXI-109 for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Expands Clinical Program with Initiation of Third Phase 2a Study with RXI-109 for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars 5U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Awards Vala Sciences a Second ToxCast Contract 2U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Awards Vala Sciences a Second ToxCast Contract 3Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 2Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 3Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 4
... Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill that would have banned ... legislative director of Wisconsins Right to Life movement made a ... , ,We're not talking about stem cells anymore; we're talking ... cells but for organs and body parts, Right to Lifes ...
... proliferates the American landscape, Google is achieving ... not go by that Google's brand and services don't touch ... media, and business owner. , ,The seven-year-old company, which ... public just 15 months ago at $85 and closed at ...
... - Last week Gov. Jim Doyle announced a new ... to further the adoption of electronic medical records in Wisconsin. ... power of information technology at the most important point in ... a statement, citing statistics showing 30 percent of healthcare costs ...
Cached Biology Technology:Separating science fiction from reality in the human cloning debate 2Separating science fiction from reality in the human cloning debate 3Are you a citizen of the "Google Nation?" 2Are you a citizen of the "Google Nation?" 3Wisconsin pushes for adoption of electronic health records 2
UBC13 Antibody...
HLA II DG+DR+DP Monoclonal Antibody, Purified, Unconjugated, Clone: IQU9 This antibody is specific for the monomorphic determinant of the HLA Class II beta chains of the human MHC (28 kDa)....
Phenytoin-BSA Isolated IgY DFc Drug...
Tropomyosin 4 [Tm4]...
Biology Products: