flour beetle

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Synonyms for flour beetle

an insect that infests flour and stored grains

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In Manhattan, Kansas, ARS scientists are trying to slow the growth of red flour beetle populations by altering its hormonal system.
The stimulation of immune defence accelerates development in the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum).
Tribolium confusium, the confused flour beetle, is a pest of stored grain and flour products.
Paul Fields, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Research Scientist working on the project, said "In the grain treated with 300 ppm of Super Insecolo, after one month, the rusty grain beetle was eliminated and the red flour beetle population was reduced by 85 percent.
Led by Dr Matt Gage, the new research into the promiscuous red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) measured how male reproduction responded to forced inbreeding.
The confused flour beetles, 50 per ring, were monitored at 60-minute intervals during the heat treatment.
Waking up in the morning is tough enough, much less pouring some cereal only to see an unwelcome intruder tumble out: the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum.
The 18 new picks join the kangaroo, cow, red flour beetle, and several fruit flies, previously selected for studies funded by NHGRI.
Another creature recently joined the ranks of model organisms whose entire genetic blueprints, or genomes, have been sequenced and annotated: the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum).
The researchers discovered that suppressing a couple of genes in grubs of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, could make the larvae grow extra legs.
The first genomic sequence of an insect--the red flour beetle, a stored-product pest--has been completed, uploaded, and published by ARS researchers in Manhattan, Kansas.
Scientists now know which three genes orchestrate formation of the flexible, durable, lightweight outer shell that protects the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and most other insects.
And he did this with the help of a common pantry pest--the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum).
With their voracious appetite for stored cereals and nuts, the red flour beetle and its kin cause millions of dollars of damage annually.
IGRs aren't toxic to humans, and they can suppress populations of important stored-product insect pests, such as the red flour beetle and the confused flour beetle.