Average ACD in suckers was 19.6% and significantly higher than that in tissue culture plants (8.5%). In conjunction with managing the storage environment there have been two approaches – preventive and corrective – to the effective use of chemical pesticides. At this stage a phosphatase is involved in the hydrolysis.852,853, Beta amylase can digest starch inside coacervates of starch with gelatin, forming a three-component coacervate.854 However, when the enzyme is within the coacervate, starch cannot penetrate it.855, The susceptibility of starch sources to beta amylase obviously depends on their botanical origin856 and the provenance of the enzyme. Larvae leave the tubers to make their pupal cells in the soil where they pass the winter. The affinity constant was thus independent of the chain length. Using the structural and dielectric properties of the replica, band-structure calculations revealed the formation of a complete photonic band gap (with a gap-to-mid-gap ratio of 2–5%) in the green portion of the visible spectrum (Figure 14.12c) [27]. Sol–gel chemistry, with its flexible processing parameters and versatility, is promising; however, it is necessary to adjust and modify the typical sol–gel infiltration and processing conditions to meet all the geometric and dielectric requirements for this replica. However, they share a common mode of action in that, as in the Carpophilus sap beetles, the attraction of weevils by the pheromone is synergized by coemission of plant compounds. In some weevils the rostrum is so narrow that it is thought that the adults do not feed at all or that they take only liquids. The enzymes of B. megatermium and B. polymyxa adsorb on starches, most efficiently on rice starch. Recent evidence suggests that it is a general property of SPCSV to be able to cause synergistic disease with co-infecting viruses, probably through suppression of host defense mechanisms. unpublished data). 2. Sitophilus is naturally infected with the bacterial endosymbiont Sodalis pierantonius. The Otiorrhynchi are a kind of weevil: The Black Vine Weevil O. sulcatus and the Cyclamen Weevil O. rugosostriatus are the worst pests on cyclamen. (See PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES | Residue Determination.). Cereal weevils, Sitophilus oryzae, were grown on a diet of wheat grain at 27.5°C and 70% relative humidity. The damage is done partly by the leaf-eating adult, brown to black in colour and some 6 mm long, and partly by the larvae which feed on the rootlets and main roots at the base of the cyclamen bulb. The affinity constant for the latter was established as 200 and that for beta amylase was only slightly lower.850,851 For Lintner starch it reached 170 and did not change until two thirds of that starch had been turned into maltose. Beetle adults or P. interpunctella eggs were introduced into each container holding 100 g of untreated or insecticide-treated corn. Army worms C. Weevils. In recent years adult weevils have increasingly caused damage to raspberry and blackberry foliage and posed a risk as a contaminant of fruit especially of protected crops. When the enzyme is used in the form of a nonpurified wheat bran extract, the hydrolysis proceeds at its natural pH between 6.0 and 7.0, but the thermal stability of that enzyme is lower. Animal endo-beta amylases were found in the midguts of the weevil Sitophilus zeamais and Sitophilus granarius larvae. Macro Insect. Hanna Mustaparta, Marit Stranden, in Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, 2005. Because of its specificity, beta amylase can hydrolyze even strongly oxidized starches.862, The enzyme is inhibited by several compounds, such as ascorbic acid, which forms a complex with the substrate.442,863–865 Indole-3-acetic acid inhibits beta amylase in the ripening banana.866 Cyanides do not inhibit the enzyme,867 but maltose does.868 Metal ions usually inhibit the enzyme; however, Ca2 +, Sr2 +, and Mn2 + activate it.465,514. Weevil larvae and nymphs grow naturally inside wheat grains. Gray: air; green: dielectric (silica or titania). This results in a large amount of damage for the small number of adults that may be visible. Phosphate groups are not cleaved.909. Weevils are part of the beetle family. Mixed infections involving sweetpotato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV; genus Crinivirus), on the other hand, lead to severe disease complexes, causing yield losses of up to 99%. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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The action of beta amylase is not blocked by phosphate or fatty acyl groups.879,880 The enzyme from malt is totally deactivated at 70 °C within 15 min.881 It appears882 that barley beta amylase isolated from germinated and that from matured grains are different in their thermostability. Rats and mice can cause structural damage to homes, apartments, offices, and virtually any type of building through gnawing, nest-building, and defecation: Mice will chew on just about anything that they see as useful in building their nests. The amylase of low molecular weight is inhibited by maltose.888, In flours hydrolyzed with their own beta amylase, small granules are digested before large granules, but in soluble starch the large granules are digested first.866 It should be noted that there are two beta amylases, one free and the other latent, in wheat.889, In contrast to plant beta amylases which hardly attack nongelatinized granules, bacterial beta amylases from Bacilli will adsorb on raw starch. Macro Insect. Eggs are laid in plant debris. Vines can be free from weevil infestation by dipping into a solution of insecticides [46]. Also, the two weevil species, H. abietis and P. notatus, considered as distantly related, are equipped with receptor neurons that are unique to each species, i.e., having either different primary or secondary odorants. This may be food seeds or beans in the cupboards, popcorn, saved garden seeds, dried seed decorations, decorative Indian corn, "bean bags," old grain-based mouse bait, or other stored seeds. It was strongly inhibited by sodium dodecylsulfate and 4-chloromercuribenzoate.873 The optimum conditions for the beta amylase of sweet potato are similar,442,828,876 namely pH 5.3–5.8 and 53 °C, and the molecular weight of this beta amylase is877 206 ± 1 kDa. Weevils were roughly humanoid in shape and size, but were a bit taller and had flattened faces with many sharp, fang-like teeth. Weevil Macro Arthropod. (a, b) Cross-sectional SEM images of a bioreplicated diamond-based photonic crystal made of titania. The rice starch mixture was placed into a stick-shaped mold and dried overnight at 37°C and then broken into pellets. The introduction of alien pests into new habitats due to the global increase of trade and transport causes another dilemma. Weevils have been brought here in the United States in seeds carried by settlers through the ports. Larvae cause more damage to the plant as compared to adults. There is usually one generation per year, except for P. vorax that has two generations per year in parts of Ecuador and Colombia where potato is produced year round. The added polymer component lends higher flexibility to the framework, and thus reduces cracking during the drying stage. Beetle Insect. Dampness which may even cause germination 3. It is therefore important to maintain an effective surveillance and inspection program if populations of these insect pests are to be managed and damage is to be minimized. This weevil may attack and damage several rows of garden beans but it is not usually a serious agricultural pest. The enzyme could be eluted with 10% maltose solution.901 The beta amylase of B. carotarum B6, isolated from soil, was also readily adsorbed onto native raw starches, that of arrowroot being the superior adsorbent, and adsorption was complete within 30 min of interaction. 3. Use of B. brongniartii in potato stores can achieve up to 90% weevil mortality under moist conditions. Altitude and season Location of altitude and season of the planting of sweet potato has a connection in weevil infestation. One way to meet this goal is to fabricate an intermediary, negative replica out of silica, which then serves as a sacrificial template in a second replication step (Figure 14.11). Piotr Tomasik, Derek Horton, in Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2012, As compared to alpha amylase, beta amylase—an exoenzyme earlier termed saccharogenic amylase—has a relatively simple mechanism of hydrolysis, and therefore there have been fewer relevant studies on its behavior in the hydrolysis of starch. In these holes, the female lays her eggs. This effect can be avoided892 by dropwise addition of alkali-treated amylose to the enzyme buffered to pH 4.8. P. muriceus also pupates in the soil, but R. tucumanus pupates inside potato tubers. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. A strain of aposymbiotic S. oryzae, was also used in this study. Damage caused by rice weevils and granary weevils Presence of rice or granary weevils inside the home usually indicates there is infested whole grain or seeds. The larvae tunnel into the crown of the palm and sometimes kill the whole tree by destroying the growing point. Much fewer respond to sesquiterpenes, of which the primary odorant has only been identified for two out of the five neuron types, as α-copaene and a farnesene analogue, respectively. This successful replication was confirmed by structural and optical characterization techniques. Shelter traps are particularly effective just prior to the emergence of potato plants in new fields. © Copyright 2004 - 2020 D G Mackean & Ian Mackean. Then, when the dextrins (actually phosphodextrins) are formed, the hydrolysis is controlled by the level of bound phosphorus. damages caused by the Hylobius abietis pest in the first two years are held under control through the protective measures applied, the success index of artificially regeneration being placed between the accepted limits of at least 85% for the mountain and pre-mountain area. Obviously, similar molecular features may by chance cause interaction with the same receptor protein, implying that secondary odorants have not played a significant role in forming the specificity of the neuron. 3 1 1. The pH and ionic strength optima remained the same, but the stability of the enzyme was enhanced.916 Beta amylase in conjunction with pullulanase covalently coimmobilized on an acrylamide–acrylic acid copolymer displayed higher operational stability in a packed-bed column.917 Immobilization of beta amylase on chitosan beads brought an increase by 10 °C in its thermal stability and the optimum temperature by 20 °C. Rice weevils are the most destructive pests of stored grain and they completely destroy the grain. For some experiments the weevils were fed starch pellets made using 5 g of rice starch in 250 μL of water. WEEVIL PROBLEMS? Residuals will be applied most often into the storage in the form of crack and crevice, spot or general sprays or dusts, to prevent crawling pests from reaching the product. Weevils Beetle. Wheat beta amylase digests starch in proportion to its concentration and demonstrates a peak of activity in the presence of 1% NaCl.884 In contrast to alpha amylase, beta amylase does not adsorb on starch, and Ca2 + ions have no influence on it. It lays its eggs inside unripe cotton bolls and the young weevils eat their way out. From the relatively large number of olfactory receptor neurons classified in moths and weevils, a major difference has appeared across species that use gymnosperm and angiosperm hosts. The silica-based inverse replica was then used as the new (intermediary) template and was infiltrated with a liquid titania sol–gel precursor. The crude enzyme from various sources is accompanied by β-glucosidase (Z-enzyme), as well as alpha amylase and α-glucosidase.848 The latter enzyme is able to split maltose into glucose. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Damages caused by Rice water weevil. Macro Insect. 8 3 2. Titania is the compound of choice for photonic crystals operating in the visible spectrum since it combines a high refractive index of 2.1–2.8, depending on the type and degree of crystallinity, with excellent optical transparency (thereby satisfying the second requirement for a refractive index greater than 2.3 for the high-dielectric component). This is apparently due to the large quantities of these seeds stored and our heavy dependence upon them. Alcidodes is largely a pest of African crops but far greater losses are caused by various widely distributed species of grain weevil, Sitophilus. (2004), aquatic larvae feed within leaf sheath, moves to soil and then begin attacking the roots, boring into them and subsequently from the outside. In contrast, the enantiomers of germacrene D produced by different enzymes activate one and the same neuron type. Adult Boll Weevils spend the winter in ground trash near old cotton fields. Though faster and stronger than humans, they were not extraordinarily powerful and could be injured with electricity, brute force or by Torchwood's anti-Weevil spray. This could be wood, paper, cloth, books, etc. Seed damage classified as severe, located in the embryonic axis or in the cotyledons, resulted in abnormal seedlings or dead seeds. Lesser grain borer is regarded, as second in importance to rice weevil as destroyer of, the stored grains. This infiltration/heating cycle can be repeated to adjust the final filling fraction of titania (achieving the third requirement of a filling fraction between 30% and 40%) and creating a dense framework. (TV: Combat) Though not quite cold-blooded, Weevils had a mu… Bags or containers of grains that are warm or damp to the touch. The enzyme from B. cereus seems to be especially effective, and therefore it is suitable for the conversion of biomass. The number of species is probably two to three times those presently known. Studies on the mechanisms of biosynthesis and regulation are also lacking. They are similar to such enzymes from grains of other cereals.887 Tap-root alfalfa provides two beta amylases of Mw of 41.7 and 65.7 kDa, respectively.
Khare, B.P. This is one reason why old seed and new seed should not be mixed; any weevils hatching from the old grains will attack the new seed. Neonate larvae bore into potato and remain there feeding until ready to pupate. Using the structure found in L. augustus as a basis, modeling and photonic band structure calculations revealed the geometric and dielectric properties needed for a complete band gap to form in replicated samples: (1) a positive replica of the original beetle photonic crystal lattice; (2) a framework compound (high refractive-index component) refractive index of at least 2.1 to open a band gap and at least 2.3 for a 5% wide (gap-to-midgap ratio) band gap; (3) a high refractive-index component volume fraction between 30% and 40% to optimize the band gap width; and (4) a variation in replica lattice within 15–20% of the original structure to assure the band gap remains within visible frequencies [27]. Henry A. Hespenheide, in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2001. No significant sources of host plant resistance have been found in primitive cultivars or wild potato species. These are smaller and less conspicuous than Alcidodes but they do more damage because they lay their eggs in the fruits or seeds of beans, maize or rice as the crops are growing in the field. The weevils (50,000 species) are the largest family of living organisms. 106 52 20. As Andean potato weevil larvae leave tubers to pupate, infested tubers can be stored on plastic sheets to collect emerging larvae that can then be destroyed or fed to chickens. Sampling at La Selva has collected well over a thousand species of weevils, including 504 in the largest tribe, Zygopini, of which 425 (84%) are undescribed. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops; it lays its eggs inside cotton bolls and the larvae eat their way out. (c) Calculated band structure diagram for this photonic crystal lattice showing a narrow complete band gap (gray rectangle). Leaf damage caused by vine weevils (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock The large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) is an important pest of young forest stands in Europe. Adapted from Ref. Its Mw is 122 kDa and optimum conditions for its activity are pH 5.1–5.5 at 55 °C. Currently methyl bromide is being phased out of production and use and most probably will not be available as a fumigant in developed nations after the year 2005 and developing nations after the year 2015. When laying eggs, female weevils excavate cavities and create egg-laying punctures in the roots. Merri Lynn Casem BA, PhD, in Case Studies in Cell Biology, 2016. The first predicted property, the creation of a positive replica of the original beetle photonic crystal structure, requires a double-templating process since a negative replica of this structure, which could be obtained by a single replication step, was predicted to lack a complete band gap. Frequently, saccharification of starch with beta amylase constitutes the second step in the production of maltose, and it is preceded by liquefaction of starch with alpha amylase.826,827, Beta amylase is specific for amylose chains of six glucose units,828,829 although there are examples of its attacking maltotetraose.830 Maltotetraose is the shortest normal saccharide attacked.829 That enzyme produces the disaccharide β-maltose, cleaving α-(1 → 4) bonds successively from the nonreducing end of the amylose chains and converting it completely into maltose,831,832 provided that the chain contains an even number of glucose units.380,833, Beta amylase was employed jointly with glucoamylase for making high-maltose syrup.834 The chains having an odd number of glucose units are split by beta amylase to release glucose.835 There is a report on a bacterial beta amylase producing 30% of glucose and 40% of maltose from starch.836 In contrast to alpha amylase, that enzyme cannot split maltotriose into glucose and maltose.383,829 However, a slight thermal shock, namely heating to 40 °C, results in the formation of glucose and dextrin.381 The hydrolysis could be enhanced by pretreatment of granules with warm water.837,838, With soluble starch, the enzyme releases approximately 64% of the theoretical amount of maltose.838–842 Amylopectin and related glucans are also digested, but since the enzyme is unable to bypass branches, the hydrolysis is incomplete and a macromolecular “limit dextrin” remains.840,843–847, Controversies concerning the results of digestion starch and its separate polysaccharide components can be rationalized in terms of the purity of the enzyme. 13 4 0. This indicates an independent evolution of these receptors, or possibly chance mutations of common ancestral receptor genes in the two weevil species during the adaptation to their conifer hosts. Under nonsanitary conditions the common housefly Musca can play an incidental role in the spread of human intestinal infections (e.g., typhoid , bacillary and amebic dysentery ) by contamination of food. Six different legume seeds out of the eight used were attacked by the weevils. At Barro Colorado Island in Panamá, three years of light trapping (Wolda et al., 1998) yielded 1240 species of Curculionoidea (excluding Platypodinae and Scolytinae, but including about 200 species from four other families). The great majority of weevils are endophytic; the few that feed directly on leaves often do so as leaf-miners. Single infections by most sweetpotato viruses, however, cause little to no disease in most cultivars. However, the most widely used trapping technique is ‘shelter traps’ baited with insecticide-drenched potato foliage (Alcázar and Cisneros, 1997). In the final processing step, the intermediary silica-based template was selectively removed by hydrofluoric-acid etching, leaving behind a positive replica of the weevil photonic-crystal structure made of titania. However, this effect is accompanied by a decrease in the conversion rate. (For interpretation of the references to color in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of this book.). The optimum pH for beta amylase from malt is356,840,878 between 5.65 and 5.85. Weevil Beetle Insect. Adult weevils are nocturnal and tend to take refuge under plant debris during the day. However, it should be emphasized that these calculated results were obtained for a perfect photonic crystal of infinite size and free of any defects. After the discovery of photonic crystals with the desirable diamond-based lattice geometry in weevil scales, the fabrication of the first complete photonic band gap at visible frequencies became a real possibility. The Andean potato weevil complex is a group of closely related curculionids attacking potatoes grown above 2500 m. The most important species are Premnotrypes latithorax (Pierce) limited to Chile, Bolivia and southern Peru, Premnotrypes suturicallus Kuschel in central Peru and Premnotrypes vorax (Hustache) distributed over the northern Andes (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru) (Alcázar and Cisneros, 1999). Other widespread viruses infecting sweetpotato … The major problem in effecting satisfactory control is the difficulty of detecting infestations of the weevils and borers. The isolation and purification of potato beta amylase has been described. In summary, the identified odorants activating receptor neurons are constitutive in plants. This optimum temperature is between 21 and 35 °C, with minimum moisture content of 10–10.5%. The majority of the known systems involved are male-emitted and the pheromones are often strong enough to attract both sexes from tens of meters away (Bartelt, 1999b and references therein). (Clavicipitaceae), is massproduced as a biopesticide in cottage-type facilities in several Andean communities of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia (Cisneros and Vera, 2001). Management practices are mainly based on cultural control measures, including selection of clean seed, deep planting, hilling, careful soil cultivation, border crops (lupine or small grains) and chemical barriers, removal of weed hosts, early harvest and ditches to protect fields from invasion by migrating adults. However, methyl bromide has been determined to be an ozone depleter and therefore is considered to be detrimental to the earth's protective ozone layer (in an international treaty referred to as the Montreal Protocol). However, they are also major pests of roots and tubers, dried fruits and nuts, and dried meats and other animal products. D.E. Weevils can be monitored using pit fall traps and insecticides applied upon first capture of adult weevils. Apples damaged early in the season develop corky callus tissue in the lesions. Schematic of the double-templating bioreplication route. 3 1 0. Figure 14.12. In order to overcome this inconvenience, gelatinization should be performed in the presence of beta amylase.860, Optimum operational conditions are861 50 °C and pH 5.6. Thus, in a month or two a large proportion of the grain can be damaged or destroyed. Larvae develop under the bark of freshly cut pine and spruce stumps, but maturing weevils feed on the bark of coniferous seedlings. Edward B. Radcliffe, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, in Potato Biology and Biotechnology, 2007. The activity of both alpha and beta amylases is dependent on their concentration, but only in the initial stage of hydrolysis. Many weevils are damaging to crops. … Hence, attacks by several pests can change the impact on yield of individual pest species. The damaged area swells faster than the rest of the fruit and fills up the cavity. Bioreplication has supplied the first efficient photonic crystals toward these applications, and intriguing new optical properties will be made possible through this marriage of biological structure engineering and materials synthesis. The main function of the rostrum is to bore holes in plants. 60 46 4. This method was chosen over pyrolytic removal of the template to keep shrinkage of the framework to a minimum, with around 5% (acid treatment) compared to 30% (heat treatment). This behaviour is exploited for monitoring and control purposes. 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