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Table 1 Search terms corresponding to the population and exposure elements of the review question

From: Are ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) affected by Bt proteins expressed in genetically modified insect-resistant crops? A systematic review protocol

Key elements—concept Search terms
Population coccinellid*; ladybird*; ladybug*; ladybeetle*; “lady bird*”; “lady bug*”; “lady beetle*”; Adalia; Cheilomenes; Coccinella; Coleomegilla; Cryptolaemus, Harmonia; Hippodamia; Propylea; Psyllobora; Stethorus; nontarget; non-target; “non target”; NTO; NTOs; NTA; NTAs
Exposure—Bt protein cry1*; “cry 1*”; cry2*; “cry 2*”; cry3*; “cry 3*”; vip3*; “vip 3*”; “Bt protein*”; “Bt toxin*”; “Cry* protein*”; “Cry* toxin*”; “Vip* protein*”; “Vip* toxin*”; “insecticidal protein*”; “insecticidal toxin*”; “insecticidal compound*”; “insecticidal substance*”; “insecticidal activ*”; “pesticidal protein*”; “pesticidal toxin*”; “pesticidal compound*”; “pesticidal activ*”
Exposure—intended trait Bacillus thuringiensis”; “B. thuringiensis” Insect; insects; pest; pests; Lepidoptera*; Coleoptera* Resistan*; protect*; toleran*
Exposure—plant species crop*; plant*; cotton; Gossypium; cowpea; “Vigna unguiculata”; eggplant; aubergine; brinjal; “Solanum melongena”; maize; corn; “Zea mays”; potato; “Solanum tuberosum”; rice; “Oryza sativa”; soybean; soja; soya; “Glycine max”; sugarcane; “sugar cane”; Saccharum; tomato; “Solanum lycopersicum
Exposure—intended trait × plant species Bt crop*”; “Bt plant*”; “Bt cotton”; “Bt cowpea”; “Bt eggplant”; “Bt aubergine”; “Bt brinjal”; “Bt maize”; “Bt corn”; “Bt potato”; “Bt rice”; “Bt soybean”; “Bt soja”; “Bt soya”; “Bt sugarcane”; “Bt sugar cane”; “Bt tomato”
Exposure—GMO general GM; GE; transgen*; “genetic* modif*”; “genetic* transform*”; “genetic* manipulat*”; “genetic* improve*”; “genetic* engineer*”; “living modif*”
  1. The symbol * denotes truncation; quotation marks (“ ”) will be used for multi-word terms