Phytoseiid mites under environmental stress

Author(s)
Noureldin Abuelfadl Ghazy, Masahiro Osakabe, Mohamed Waleed Negm, Peter Schausberger, Tetsuo Gotoh, Hiroshi Amano
Abstract

Predatory mites of the family Phytoseiidae are important natural enemies of phytophagous mites and small insects. Phytoseiid mites often experience a variety of stresses brought about by changing or fluctuating environmental factors in the field or laboratory or during their commercial production. These factors include abiotic stressors such as extreme temperature and humidity, ultraviolet radiation, and pesticides, and biotic stressors such as cannibalism, intraguild predation, food shortage, and pathogens, all of which affect the biocontrol potential of phytoseiid mites. The extent to which an environmental stressor may affect the biocontrol efficacy of phytoseiid mites depends on the characteristics of the species and on other concurrent stresses. In this review, we discuss the effects of environmental stressors on various biological and ecological aspects of phytoseiid mites, such as development, survival, reproduction, and predation, and the mites' adaptation strategies to these stressors. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Organisation(s)
External organisation(s)
Kyoto University, Mansoura University, Japan Soc Promot Sci, Chiyoda Ku, Assiut University, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Ibaraki University
Journal
Biological Control
Volume
96
Pages
120-134
No. of pages
15
ISSN
1049-9644
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.02.017
Publication date
05-2016
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
106054 Zoology, 106047 Animal ecology, 401112 Plant protection
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/phytoseiid-mites-under-environmental-stress(1d5e9cb5-e848-44d3-a67a-8ade83c41002).html