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Université de Fribourg

A social revolution in the name of a religion? : The Islamic Revolution of 1978/79 in Iran

Sheikhzadegan, Amir

In:, 2018, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.6

The year 1979 witnessed an event that was to impact the world for decades to come. The Western-friendly monarchic regime of Iran that had pushed through a rapid modernization program by leaning on a repressive security apparatus was toppled by a nationwide protest movement and replaced by an Islamist regime. This study delivers, from a historical sociological perspective, an analysis of the major...

Université de Fribourg

Host Impact and Specificity of Tortoise Beetle (Cassida rubiginosa) on Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) in Iran

Asadi, Ghorbanali ; Ghorbani, Reza ; Karimi, Javad ; Bagheri, Alireza ; Müller-Schärer, Heinz

In: Weed Technology, 2013, vol. 27, no. 2, p. 405–411

This study determined the potential of the tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to control Canada thistle (Asteraceae) in Iran. Genetic analysis of the tortoise beetle, based on mitochondrial DNA, confirmed the presence of the species in Iran. A field experiment using five insect densities (0 to 20 larvae plant−1) showed a positive correlation between the number of larvae transferred and...