Carmen Castillo Carrillo

Carmen Castillo Carrillo
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias INIAP | INIAP · Programa Nacional de Protección Vegetal

PhD

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September 1993 - July 2016
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias INIAP
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2012 - December 2015
Washington State University
Field of study
  • Entomology
January 2006 - January 2008
Wageningen University & Research
Field of study
  • Entomology
September 1988 - February 1996
Central University of Ecuador
Field of study
  • Ingeniería Agrícola

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Publications (33)
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The potato is one of the most important crops around the world. Wild potato species originated in the heart of the South American Andes in the Altiplano of Perú and Bolivia. Currently, primitive indigenous cultivated potatoes are widely distributed in the Andes, and potatoes can be found from Venezuela, Argentina to South Central Chile. There are o...
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En el Ecuador continental, el control biológico se ha utilizado contra las plagas y enfermedades agrícolas durante más de 80 años y su uso está aumentando. Las técnicas de biocontrol clásicas y aumentativas en la actualidad se usan comúnmente en una amplia gama de cultivos, frutas y flores que se manejan utilizando enfoques de agricultura tradicion...
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Morphological and molecular identification of Bactericera cockerelli and the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum
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Quinoa is a highly diverse crop domesticated in the Andean region of South America with broad adaptation to a wide range of marginal environments. Quinoa has garnered interest worldwide due to its nutritional and health benefits. Over the last decade, quinoa production has expanded outside of the Andean region, prompting multiple studies investigat...
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Changing climate and land‐use practices have the potential to bring previously isolated populations of pest insects into new sympatry. This heightens the need to better understand how differing patterns of host plant association, and unique endosymbionts, serve to promote genetic isolation or integration. We addressed these factors in populations o...
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Three species of potato tuber moths, Tecia solanivora Povolny, Symmetrischema tangolias Gyen, and Phthorimaea operculella Zeller (all Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), attack potato plants in the highlands of Ecuador and cause great economic losses. To understand their ecology and to develop precise integrated pest management strategies, a description of...
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Biological control in Ecuador was studied and applied before 1937; unfortunately extensive and detailed reports are non-existent or not easily found. These valuable details are not commonly known in our country. We have examined published information about biological control of agricultural pests in universities and research centres to find contrib...
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Biological control has been used against agricultural pests and diseases on mainland Ecuador for over 80 years and its use as a pest management tool is increasing. Classical and augmentative biocontrol techniques are now commonly used for a wide range of crops, fruits and flowers that are grown using traditional or organic farming approaches. The E...
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The tomato potato psyllid (TPP), Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera Psylloidea), is a major pest on potato (Solanum tuberosum) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in North and Central America and, introduced, in New Zealand; it has recently been reported from Western Australia and the Norfolk Island. The TPP causes the plant disorder called “ps...
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Potato purple top (PPT) disease has been reported worldwide, including Canada, United States, Mexico, Russia and Pakistan. During surveys carried out in a recent epidemic in Ecuador of potato purple top disease phytoplasmas were identified in symptomatic potatoes as well as in some tissue cultured potato shoots by PCR/RFLP analyses and by sequencin...
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Herbivores often move among spatially interspersed host plants, tracking high-quality resources through space and time. This dispersal is of particular interest for vectors of plant pathogens. Existing molecular tools to track such movement have yielded important insights, but often provide insufficient genetic resolution to infer spread at finer s...
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Estimated ancestry of potato psyllids from bittersweet nightshade patches and potatoes (K = 2, 8 and 9). (PDF)
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Details of potato psyllid sampling. (PDF)
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Pairwise FST of psyllids separated on potato (Othello only) and nightshades. (PDF)
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Pairwise FST of potato psyllids from nightshades at the Moses Lake site. (PDF)
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Pairwise FST of potato psyllids from potatoes at Othello. (PDF)
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Median pairwise genetic distance and FST among groups of psyllids designated following ADMIXTURE K = 3. (PDF)
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Number of SNPs in each filtering step. (PDF)
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Workflow of NextRAD sequencing. (PDF)
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Cross-validation (CV) error and standard error of ADMIXTURE runs. (PDF)
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Inbreeding coefficient of psyllid populations separated by plant hosts. (PDF)
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Pairwise FST of potato psyllids from nightshades at the Mesa site. (PDF)
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Several members of the Psylloidea vector pathogens of agricultural crops in the Pacific Northwest (“PNW”) U.S. states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. These crop-production concerns have renewed interest in the biodiversity of this superfamily in the region. We compiled a checklist of this group by examining published records and collectio...
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Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara L.) is a key noncrop host of the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli Šulc), proposed to be a source of the psyllids that colonize potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) fields in the northwestern United States. Here, we describe the broader community of arthropod potato pests, and also predatory arthropods, found...
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Bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara L. (Solanales: Solanaceae), was sampled at numerous locations in Washington and Idaho. Adults of 8 species of thrips (Thysanoptera) from 3 families were collected, including the worldwide plant pests Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) and Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thripidae), which are vectors of the serio...
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Herbivores often move among spatially interspersed host plants, tracking high-quality resources through space and time. This dispersal is of particular interest for vectors of plant pathogens. Existing molecular tools to track such movement have yielded important insights, but often provide insufficient genetic resolution to infer spread at finer s...
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The solitary parasitoid Eretmocerus mundus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) is one of the key biological control agents of the whitefly Bemisia argentifolii Bellows & Perring, also known as B. tabaci (Gennadius) B-biotype (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). We present new information on its biology, and particularly about larval elimination during the first...
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Resumen El Programa de Mejoramiento de Papa del INIAP, en Ecuador, no incluía, hasta finales de los años 80, la participación activa de los actores sociales de la cadena agroalimentaria. A partir de los años 90, el Programa inicia su enfoque participativo y comienza a incluir en sus últimas etapas a los productores y, en algunos casos, a los proces...

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