hyperparasitism


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hy·per·par·a·sit·ism

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt-izm),
A condition in which a secondary parasite develops within a previously existing parasite.
Synonym(s): biparasitism

hy·per·par·a·sit·ism

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt-izm)
A condition in which a secondary parasite develops within a previously existing parasite.

hyperparasitism

(hī″pĕr-păr′ă-sī″tĭzm)
A condition in which a parasite lives in or upon another parasite.
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Cotton mealybug, Hyperparasitism, Cytochrome c oxidase I, Internal transcribed spacer 1, Biological control.
The awareness about parasitoid vulnerability to hyperparasitism might also help in selection of an effective biocontrol agent.
In the present study we identified the hyperparasitoid from the cotton mealybug and sequenced two marker genes, the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), and developed and applied PCR primers for hyperparasitism detection in mealybug host using PCR.
For detection of hyperparasitism mealybug nymphs, adults and mummies were either picked randomly from the A.
In Model 3, short-term fluctuations occur with periods of roughly 11 generations, and long-term fluctuations occur as occasional, extended eruptions of hyperparasitism that drive down parasitoid densities and allow high host densities.
Regulation of aphid population by aphidiid wasps: does parasitoid foraging behavior or hyperparasitism limit impact?
Hyperparasitism is a rare event in nature, as evidenced by the low number of chalcidid hyperparasitoids of Licomadidae collected between 2004 and 2009 in North America (Gates et al.
rubecula densities of high rates of mortality to its immature stages due to hyperparasitism, as observed in Virginia (McDonald & Kok 1992; Gaines & Kok 1998); however, there is no evidence in the literature that hyperparasitism rates in southern states are higher than in other areas.
Six percent of fruit produced 2-3 different parasitoid species suggesting hyperparasitism may be occurring in this system.
However, since the tephritid pupae were separated from the fruit and counted before adult emergence, these may be cases of hyperparasitism.