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Research Project: Biological Control in Integrated Weed Management of Invasive Weeds from Europe, Asia, and Africa

Location: European Biological Control Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Classical biological control - (Book / Chapter)
Borowiec, N., Sforza, R.F., Talamas, E., Roche, M., Smith, L. 2022. Classical biological control. Extended Biocontrol. Springer. Chapter 3, pp. 31-42.

Submission of mitochondrial sequences of one prospective biological control agent of french broom, the psyllid Arytinnis hakani - (Database / Dataset)
Bon, M., Desurmont, G., Kerdellant, E., Guermache, F., Sforza, R. 2021. Submission of mitochondrial sequences of one prospective biological control agent of french broom, the psyllid Arytinnis hakani. Genbank. OL631144.

Submission of DNA sequences of a Coleosporium rust infecting Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens L. Greuter) in southern France and northern Greece - (Database / Dataset)
Bon, M., Kashefi, J., Guermache, F. 2021. Submission of DNA sequences of a Coleosporium rust infecting Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens L. Greuter) in southern France and northern Greece. Genbank. OK356493 -499.

Occurrence of Aculus mosoniensis (Ripka, 2014) (Acari; Prostigmata; Eriophyoidea) on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima Mill.) is expanding across Europe. First record in France confirmed by Barcoding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kashefi, J., Guermache, F., Cristofaro, M., Bon, M. 2021. Occurence of Aculus mosoniensis (Ripka & Érsek) comb. nov. (Acari; Prostigmata; Eriophyoidea) on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima Mill.) is expanding across Europe. First record in France confirmed by Barcoding. Phytoparasitica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-021-00953-5.

Host specificity and preliminary impact of Lepidapion argentatum (Coleoptera, Brentidae), a biocontrol candidate for French broom (Genisata monspessulana, Fabaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerdellant, E., Thomann, T., Sheppard, A., Sforza, R.F. 2021. Host specificity and preliminary impact of Lepidapion argentatum (Coleoptera, Brentidae), a biocontrol candidate for French broom (Genisata monspessulana, Fabaceae). Insects. 12(8), 691. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12080691.

Field Assessment of the Host Range of Aculus mosoniensis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marini, F., Profeta, E., Vidovic, B., Petanovic, R., De Lillo, E., Weyl, P., Hinz, H., Moffat, C., Bon, M., Cvrkovic, T., Kashefi, J., Sforza, R., Cristofaro, M. 2021. Field Assessment of the Host Range of Aculus mosoniensis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Insects. 12, 637. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12070637.

Accidental introduction of Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus into New Zealand via a weed biocontrol agent from the UK Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fowler, S.V., Lange, C., Beard, S., Cheeseman, D.F., Houliston, G.J., Paynter, Q., Peterson, P., Pitman, A., Smith, L., Tannieres, M., Thompson, S., Winks, C. 2021. Accidental introduction of Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus into New Zealand via a weed biocontrol agent from the UK. Biological Control. 160(2021) 104697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104697.