Essays about: "insects"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 269 essays containing the word insects.

  1. 1. Partners in crime – How cabbage seed weevil assists brassica pod midge in damaging pods of winter oilseed rape in fields in Southern Sweden : how is insect abundance related to crop damage?

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Sarah Heithausen; [2020]
    Keywords : monitoring; Ceutorhynchus obstrictus; Dasineura brassica; Brassica napus; Integrated Pest Management; economic threshold; pan trap; sticky trap;

    Abstract : The brassica pod midge (Dasineura brassicae) has emerged as an important pest causing problems in Winter Oilseed Rape (WOSR) (Brassica napus ssp. napus) production in Southern Sweden during recent years. Adult female D. brassicae oviposit into WOSR pods. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ogräskontroll : i odlingssystem utan glyfosat och med liten användning av herbicider och jordbearbetning

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Crop Production Ecology

    Author : Albin Hidén; [2020]
    Keywords : alleopati; conservation agriculture; glyfosat; glyfosatförbud; herbicid; herbicidresistens; jordbearbetning; mellangrödor; ogräs; ogräskonkurrens; ogräskontroll; reducerad jordbearbetning; växtföljd;

    Abstract : Ogräs har oftast större betydelse för en grödas avkastning än både skadeinsekter och växtsjukdomar. Ogräskontroll sker i huvudsak med användning av herbicider och jordbearbetning. En överanvändning av selektiva herbicider under lång tid har lett till att ogräspopulationer har utvecklat resistens mot dessa. READ MORE

  3. 3. Consumer associations and preferences surrounding insects as food : a descriptive study of South Africa and Sweden

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Fakulteten för naturvetenskap

    Author : Fredrik Hallin; [2020]
    Keywords : Entomophagy; associations; food; culture; neophobia; consumer preferences; Entomofagi; associationer; mat; kultur; neofobi; konsumentpreferenser;

    Abstract : Insects as food is a subject that has gained a lot of attention in recent time. In order for insect-food to become popular in the west, where insects are currently not consumed, research has to be done on how consumers perceive insect-food, and which consumer groups that eat insects in other countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Simulating Facilitation in a Spiking Neural Network

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i molekylärbiologi

    Author : Alexander Kuzmin; [2020]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Many insects are able to detect, isolate and track small targets that move quickly against a dynamic background. This ability is enabled by a group of neurons called small target motion detectors (STMD). These neurons, among other properties, have a type of short term memory called response facilitation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development and validation of bioinformatic methods for GRC assembly and annotation

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Roberto Rossini; [2020]
    Keywords : GRC; Germline restricted chromosome; kFish; assembly;

    Abstract : This thesis presents the work done during my master degree projects under the supervision of Alexander Suh and Francisco J. Ruiz-Ruano. My work focused on the development of in-silico methods to improve the assembly of the Germline Restricted Chromosome (GRC) of songbirds, more specifically that of zebra finch. READ MORE