Navigation Links
Study shows disease spread in ladybirds with sexually transmitted disease
Date:2/7/2013

A study at the University of Liverpool into the spread of sexually transmitted infection in ladybirds has shown that disease risk to large populations cannot be predicted without a full understanding of the disease dynamics at small geographical scale.

Scientists investigated a virulent form of infection in the central and northern European populations of the two-spot ladybird to understand the conditions that favoured disease spread. Researchers found that disease burden in two locations of the same habitat the lime tree - were very different, despite being within 12km of each other.

It is expected that disease epidemics will vary over space, but variation at small local scale, however, was not predicted because it is generally thought that insects move easily and regularly amongst habitats, taking infection with them.

The Liverpool team found that there were significant differences between disease outbreak sites that were close to each other, which were caused by differences in mating rates across habitats.

The study showed that a healthy supply of food increased the mating frequency of ladybirds, and therefore encouraged disease spread. Ladybirds with less food supply, however, mate less frequently and did not experience the same high rate of infection.

The research highlights that disease epidemics cannot be predicted or understood fully without sampling the infection at small spatial scales. Researchers showed that pulling together information about the local population, such as food supply and mating habits, is essential in order to build a more accurate picture of disease dynamics in the wider population.

Professor Greg Hurst, from the University's Institute of Integrative Biology, explains: "In order to understand disease spread we look at the conditions that favour disease and how the impact of the infection can differ across many habitats as a result of variation in individual behaviour, such as
'/>"/>

Contact: Samantha Martin
samantha.martin@liv.ac.uk
44-015-179-42248
University of Liverpool
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2014)... and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet ... example, little is known about how it is regulated ... we do not know the full list of the ... any organism. , , A type of single-cell green ... subject for photosynthesis research. Despite its importance in the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is home to ... staff. At Goddard, some of the most cutting-edge ... some of that cutting-edge innovation has earned a ... Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography awards the ... who has shown excellence in the fields of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from ... prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), ... other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder ... study, published in the online edition of ... ASD and DD cases, and population-based controls, where ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Goddard scientist receives Vega Medal from King of Sweden 2Study: SSRI use during pregnancy associated with autism and developmental delays in boys 2
... A team of scientists from the University of Montreal ... pesticides is associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ... journal Pediatrics , the investigation found a connection ... of ADHD. The study focused on 1,139 children from ...
... Tanganyika, the second oldest and the second-deepest lake in ... Geologists led by Brown University have determined the ... the last century, and its surface waters are the ... write in the journal Nature Geoscience , because ...
... and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced one ... have been awarded to construct, repair and renovate scientific ... National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research ... create or sustain jobs nationwide and to help foster ...
Cached Biology News:Brown geologists show unprecedented warming in Lake Tanganyika 2Brown geologists show unprecedented warming in Lake Tanganyika 3HHS Secretary Sebelius announces $1 billion in NIH Recovery Act awards for research construction 2HHS Secretary Sebelius announces $1 billion in NIH Recovery Act awards for research construction 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... ... Business, SEATTLE, April ... that Craig W. Philips, most recently,Vice President and General Manager of ... for all Development and,Commercial Operations, effective August 1, 2008. Philips, responsibilities,will ...
... Duke University chemists have found a way to grow ... very large numbers, removing a major roadblock in ... carbon nanotubes also follow parallel paths as they grow ... electronic performance, said Duke associate chemistry professor Jie Liu, ...
... PHILADELPHIA, April 23 eResearchTechnology,Inc. (eRT), (Nasdaq: ... collection and interpretation services,announced today that it will ... ended March 31, 2008 on Monday, May 5,2008 ... will host a conference call at 5:00 PM ...
Cached Biology Technology:Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 2Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 3Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 4Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers 2Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers 3eResearchTechnology, Inc. to Announce 2008 First Quarter Results on May 5, 2008 2
... 1;heading 2;Many mammalian ... experimental situations create ... transfection and other ... ViraPower Lentiviral Expression ...
... Product Rabbit polyclonal to ... conjugated to KLH, corresponding to amino ... / Specificity Cross-reacts with Rat.Expected to ... Mouse (100% identity with immunogen), Rabbit (100% ...
RayBio Human Angiogenesis Antibody Array 2.1 (8 array membranes) with Accessory, detects 23 angiogenic factors (for lysate) Class: Antibody Array Products Product Group: Antibody Array...
... Cryo/CryoPlus Inventory Racks for ... available with cardboard or stainless ... or 5ml cryo vials. ... racks available. Platform risers ...
Biology Products: