They frequently cause almost complete destruction of grain in elevators or bins, where conditions are favorable and the grain is undisturbed for some length of time. These fogs and aerosols are contact pesticides and provide little, if any, residual, but provide excellent control of exposed crawling and flying pests. In all species, the front part of the head is extended to form a beak or rostrum with a pair of biting jaws at the end. In Table 1 is a listing of the major beetle and weevil pests of these stored products. 4 2 0. 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. Aditi S. Risbud, Michael H. Bartl, in Engineered Biomimicry, 2013. Thus, in a month or two a large proportion of the grain can be damaged or destroyed. The affinity constant was thus independent of the chain length. This results in a large amount of damage for the small number of adults that may be visible. 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]. Other potato weevils of economic importance, but primarily in Bolivia, are Rhigopsidius tucumanus Heller occurring above 2500 m and Phyrdenus muriceus Germar in mesothermic valleys. D. Maize stalk borer. 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. That enzyme is readily isolated in high yield and is thermostable.874, In the digestion of corn-starch granules, soybean beta amylase was 60% less active than bacterial beta amylase.875. Sweet-potato starch is only partially hydrolyzed by beta amylase, although a 76–79% yield of maltose can be achieved.857 Amylopectin is more readily digested than amylose up to approximately 40% of hydrolysis.858 Corn starch is poorly digested by beta amylase unless it is lintnerized.859 Once it is hydrolyzed, it becomes resistant to retrogradation. Six different legume seeds out of the eight used were attacked by the weevils. Most insect and mite pests have quite specific optimum temperatures for activity and reproduction, and a lower level with regard to moisture content of the product for survival. Less abundant species include Premnotrypes fractirostris Marshall, Premnotrypes piercei Alcalá, Premnotrypes pusillus Kuschel, Premnotrypes sanfordi (Pierce), Premnotrypes solani Pierce, Premnotrypes solanivorax (Heller), Premnotrypes clivosus Kuschel, Premnotrypes zischkai Kuschel, Premnotrypes solaniperda Kuschel and Amitrus jelskyi (Kirsh). The abscission of cotton squares caused by boll weevil is often related to proteic compounds released by 2 nd and 3 rd larvae into the buds (King & Lane, 1969; Coakley et al., 1969), but this work showed the influence of morphological damage in bud abscission. Use of B. brongniartii in potato stores can achieve up to 90% weevil mortality under moist conditions. Both amylases operate best at pH 6.0 and they both follow Michaelis–Menten kinetics. The weevils form a large family of beetles. Their larvae severely damage the roots and thereby weaken cane fruit plantations. These conditions can also encourage mould to grow inside closed bags of grains. This could be wood, paper, cloth, books, etc. The ‘Boll Weevil’ (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops. In fields not protected by insecticides, loss of marketable yield can be total (Cálvache, 1986). It does require 3–5 days' confinement, with the product under ideal temperature conditions of 15–35 °C, and longer if the gas is to penetrate to depths of 10–20 m without the assistance of a recirculation system. The preventive approach has involved the use of grain and oilseed protectants, residual pesticides sprayed or dusted directly on to the seeds, or into raw foods that have a legal tolerance for the pesticides. 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. Average ACD in suckers was 19.6% and significantly higher than that in tissue culture plants (8.5%). (TV: Combat) Though not quite cold-blooded, Weevils had a mu… (For interpretation of the references to color in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of this book.). Sampling at tropical localities has yielded large numbers of weevils. The eggs are laid below the surface of the roots and covered with dark colour excrement from the female adults . These results are extremely promising. The enzyme thus immobilized retained up to 35% its of original activity. 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. 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. There are several fumigants available throughout the world, but many are now being phased out or banned because of their adverse effect on humans or the environment. When rains start, adults emerge and feed mainly on leaves and stems of potato plants. unpublished data). Figure 14.11. At pH 4.6 and 35 °C, beta amylase jointly with β-glucosidase splits amylose by a single-chain mechanism (see Section III), producing mainly maltose; the residual “amylose” had a high DP, indicating the intervention of reversion.849. D. Stalk borers. 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. Soybean, barley, rice, wheat, koji, sweet potato, and broad bean are the commonest sources of plant beta amylase. Most of them, if not all, may be induced by various stress factors, as shown for many of the primary odorants presented here, e.g., germacrene D, E-β-ocimene, and methyl salicylate, which are released in larger amounts in strawberry when infested with A. rubi.51 Another aspect is that compounds produced in the same biosynthetic pathway, and thus occurring together in a given plant, may give similar messages to insects. 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. A strain of aposymbiotic S. oryzae, was also used in this study. The introduction of alien pests into new habitats due to the global increase of trade and transport causes another dilemma. 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, Voss885 postulated the formation of aggregates of starch with beta amylase through mutual entanglement. Macro Insect. It lays its eggs inside unripe cotton bolls and the young weevils eat their way out. Larvae cause more damage to the plant as compared to adults. The silica-based inverse replica was then used as the new (intermediary) template and was infiltrated with a liquid titania sol–gel precursor. Surface heating of grain 2. 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. Genetic manipulations showed that exhaustive removal of the enzyme's 4-C-terminal glycine-rich repeating units provides an “engineered” enzyme of higher stability and higher affinity towards starch. The enzyme migrated across the surface through lateral diffusion and exchange between free and anchored enzyme molecules in the solution covering the gel.902, The beta amylase from B. stearothermophilus consists of an exoenzyme of Mw 39 kDa and an endoenzyme of Mw 67 kDa.509, Aspergillus oryzae is a good source of beta amylase.903–908 The enzyme, after purification, produced glucose during the initial stage of starch hydrolysis.908 Beta amylase secreted by A. awamori also hydrolyzes potato starch in a similar manner, with yields reaching 90%. frequently damages strawberry, hardy ornamental nursery stock and house and garden plants. The corrective approach involves the use of fumigants, particularly when an infestation gets out of hand, or when there is a need for a quick kill to facilitate a sale or meet a quarantine requirement. 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. A new research project aiming at reducing the damages caused by the pine weevil (Hylobius albietis L.) started on October 1st, called WeevilSTOP. In the Andean potato weevil, Premnotrypes suturicallus, a severe pest in the Peruvian Andes, field-collected P. suturicallus females must be actively feeding on a host–plant to attract males. Which one of the following crop pests damages crops by piercing into the leaves and sucking juice? The damaged area swells faster than the rest of the fruit and fills up the cavity. 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. 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. Controlling spontaneous emission lies at the heart of many emerging applications, ranging from solar energy conversion, solid-state lighting, and lasing to quantum information processing. The adults then bore into the stored grain all around them and lay their eggs. Adult Andean weevils feed on young potato plants, and severe infestations may completely denude fields. 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. They are 6 mm in size and have long, pointed snouts that are used for boring holes on grains, pasta, timber, flour, and cereal. Banana weevils from Rakai caused the highest ACD of 40.4% and no such damage was caused by banana weevils collected from western Uganda. The number of species is probably two to three times those presently known. Weevil larvae and nymphs grow naturally inside wheat grains. Supplemented starch pellets were made using the same process but with the addition of 50 mg of either tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine, DOPA, or a combination of the amino acids to the starch mixture prior to drying. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) causes high levels of bud abscission in cotton plants due to feeding or oviposition punctures. They have a short snout, but the elbowed antennae typical of weevils. … damages caused by maize weevil confusum are important pests of stored grain. Unprecedented modification of the dynamics of spontaneous emission at visible frequencies was observed, showing a variation of the excited-state lifetime by more than a factor of 10—approximately five times higher than previous results obtained from the best synthetic photonic crystals. Sonenshine, in Reference Module in Life Sciences, 2017. 27 7 0. Shelter traps are particularly effective just prior to the emergence of potato plants in new fields. The weevils (50,000 species) are the largest family of living organisms. A thermostable beta amylase is produced by Clostridium thermosulfurogenes.910 In the presence of 5% soluble starch, it is stable911 even above 80 °C at pH 5.5–6.0. This changed recently when the first experimental studies with titania bioreplica of diamond-based photonic crystals revealed the enormous potential of this new type of optical material. Hanna Mustaparta, Marit Stranden, in Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, 2005. 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. 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. 8 3 2. Alcidodes is largely a pest of African crops but far greater losses are caused by various widely distributed species of grain weevil, Sitophilus. 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