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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jay Daniel Evans
Bee Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-5143
Fax: (301) 504-8736
Room 313
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 306 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-0000

Projects
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425645
Collaborative Research: The Role of Floral Secondary Compounds in Bee Performance and Disease Transmission in a Natural Ecosystem
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 427300
Genomic Approaches to Protect Honey Bees and Deter Crop Pests
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419954

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Honey bee colonies act as reservoirs for two Spiroplasma facultative symbionts and incur complex multiyear infection dynamics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwarz, R.S., Teixeira, E., Tauber, J.P., Birke, J.M., Martins, M., Fonseca, I., Evans, J.D. 2014. Honey bee colonies act as reservoirs for two Spiroplasma facultative symbionts and incur complex multiyear infection dynamics. The Open Microbiology Journal. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.172.
Examining the role of foraging and malvolio in host-finding behavior in the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Donohue, K.V., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Examining the role of foraging and malvolio in host-finding behavior in the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 0(0)1-15.
The i5K Initiative: Advancing arthropod genomics for knowledge, human health, agriculture, and the environment - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D., Brown, S.J., Hackett, K.J., Richards, S., Lawson, D., Elsik, C., Coddington, J., Edwards, O., Emrich, S., Gabaldon, T., Goldsmith, M., Hanes, G.W., Misof, B., Mu-Oz-Torres, M., Niehuis, O., Papanicolaou, A., Pfrender, M., Poelchau, M., Purcell, M.F., Robertson, H.M., Ryder, O., Tagu, D., Torres, T., Zdobnov, E., Zhang, G., Zhou, X. 2013. The i5K Initiative: Advancing arthropod genomics for knowledge, human health, agriculture, and the environment. Journal of Heredity. 104(5):595-600.
Standard methods for small hive beetle research - (Review Article)
Neumann, P., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Pirk, C.W., Schafer, M.O., Tanner, G., Ellis, J.D. 2013. Standard methods for small hive beetle research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4):1-32.
International standardization of cage designs and feeding regimes for honey bee in vitro experiments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, S., Csaki, T., Double, V., Dussaubat, C., Evans, J.D., Gajda, A.M., Gregorc, A., Hamilton, M.C., Kamler, M., Lecocq, A., Muz, M.N., Neumann, P., Ozkirim, A., Schiesser, A., Sohr, A.R., Tanner, G., Tozkar, C., Williams, G.R., Wu, L., Zheng, H., Chen, Y. 2014. International standardization of cage designs and feeding regimes for honey bee in vitro experiments. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):54-62.
In-vitro infection of pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus suggests variation for susceptibility and disturbance of transcriptional homeostasis in honey bees (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boncristiani, H., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Murphy, C.A., Lopez, D.L., Simone-Finstrom, M., Strand, M., Tarpy, D., Rueppell, O. 2013. In-vitro infection of pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus suggests variation for susceptibility and disturbance of transcriptional homeostasis in honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073429.
Identification of three Halloween genes from the varroa mite and their expression during brood cell invasion - (Abstract Only) - (18-Aug-13)
Identification and molecular cloning of three Halloween genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) (Acari: Varroidae) - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jun-13)
Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a carrier/storage protein in the Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Duehl, A.J., Donohue, K.V., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a carrier/storage protein in the Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman). Insect Molecular Biology. 22(5):505-522.
Transcriptional response of honey bee larvae infected with the bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornman, R.S., Lopez, D.L., Evans, J.D. 2013. Transcriptional response of honey bee larvae infected with the bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065424.
Population-genomic variation within RNA viruses of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, inferred from deep sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornman, R.S., Boncristiani, H., Dainat, B., Chen, Y., Vanengelsdorp, D., Weaver, D., Evans, J.D. 2013. Population-genomic variation within RNA viruses of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, inferred from deep sequencin. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:154.
Single and mixed-species trypanosome and microsporidia infections elicit distinct, ephemeral cellular and humoral immune responses in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwarz, R.S., Evans, J.D. 2013. Single and mixed-species trypanosome and microsporidia infections elicit distinct, ephemeral cellular and humoral immune responses in honey bees. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 40:300-310.
Variable induction of vitellogenin genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L, host and its environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Duehl, A.J., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Variable induction of vitellogenin genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L, host and its environment. Insect Molecular Biology. 22(1):88-103.
The prevalence of parasites and pathogens in Asian honeybees, Apis cerana, in China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Qin, H., Wu, J., Sadd, B.M., Wang, X., Evans, J.D., Peng, W., Chen, Y. 2012. The prevalence of parasites and pathogens in Asian honeybees, Apis cerana, in China. PLoS One. 7(11):e47955.
Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornman, R.S., Tarpy, D., Chen, Y., Jeffries, L., Lopez, D.L., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D. 2012. Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies. PLoS Pathogens. 7(8):e43562.
Differential expression of immune genes of adult honey bee (Apis mellifera) after inoculated by Nosema ceranae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaimanee, V., Chantawannakul, P., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2012. Differential expression of immune genes of adult honey bee (Apis mellifera) after inoculated by Nosema ceranae. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58(8):1090-1095.
Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor - (Other)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2012. Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Genbank. JQ974976-JQ974977.
Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dainat, B., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Neumann, P. 2012. Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse. PLoS One. 7(2):e32151.
Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels of honey bee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boncristiani, H., Underwood, R., Schwarz, R.S., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2011. Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels of honey bee Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:613-620.
Dead or alive: Deformed Wing Virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dainat, B., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Laurent, G., Neumann, P. 2012. Dead or alive: deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(4):981-987.
New evidence that Deformed Wing Virus and Black Queen Cell Virus are Multi-host pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., He, S., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Yin, G., Chen, Y. 2012. New evidence that deformed wing virus and black queen cell virus are multi-host pathogens. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 109(1):156-159.
Bees brought to their knees: Microbes affecting honey bee health - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D., Schwarz, R.S. 2011. Bees brought to their knees: Microbes affecting honey bee health. Trends in Microbiology. 19(12):614-620.
Viral dynamics of persistent and acute virus infections in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Di Prisco, G., Zhang, X., Pennacchio, F., Caprio, E., Li, J., Evans, J.D., Hoffman, G.D., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2011. Viral dynamics of persistent and acute virus infections in honey bees. Viruses. 3:2425-2441.
Updated genome assembly and annotation of Paenibacillus larvae, the agent of American foulbrood disease of honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chan, Q., Cornman, R.S., Liao, N., Chan, S., Docking, R., Taylor, G., Jones, S., De Graaf, D., Evans, J.D., Foster, L. 2011. Updated genome assembly and annotation of Paenibacillus larvae, the agent of American foulbrood disease of honey bees. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:450.
The presence of Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus infection in Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2011. The presence of chronic bee paralysis virus infection in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the U.S.. Journal of Apiculture Research. 50:85-86.
Genetic toolkits for bee health - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D. 2011. Genetic toolkits for bee health. American Bee Journal. 151:351-353.
Effective gene silencing of a microsporidian parasite associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony declines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paldi, N., Glick, E., Oliva, M., Zilbeberg, Y., Aubin, L., Pettis, J.S., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D. 2010. Effective gene silencing of a microsporidian parasite associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony declines. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76:5960-5964.
Secreted and immunogenic proteins produced by the honey bee bacterial pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antunez, K., Anido, M., Evans, J.D., Zunino, P. 2010. Secreted and immunogenic proteins produced by the honey bee bacterial pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae. Veterinary Microbiology. 141:385-389.
Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornman, R.S., Schatz, M.C., Johnston, S.J., Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Hunt, G., Bourgeois, A.L., Elsik, C., Anderson, D., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D. 2010. Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 11:602.
Sampling and RNA quality for successful diagnostics using quantitative PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dainat, B., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Neumann, P. 2011. Sampling and RNA quality for successful diagnostics using quantitative PCR. Journal of Pest Science. 174:150-152.
Varroa destructor, a potential vector of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in honey bees, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diprisco, G., Pennacchio, F., Caprio, E., Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y. 2010. Varroa destructor, a potential vector of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Journal of General Virology. 92:151-155.
Chasing your honey: Worldwide diaspora of the small hive beetle, a parasite of honey bee colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lounsberry, Z.T., Spiewok, S., Pernal, S., Sonstegard, T.S., Hood, M.W., Pettis, J.S., Neumann, P., Evans, J.D. 2010. Chasing your honey: Worldwide diaspora of the small hive beetle, a parasite of honey bee colonies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:671-677.
Genome sequence of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Richards, S., Gibbs, R., Stern, D., Tagu, D., Hunter, W.B., Dang, P.M., Evans, J.D. 2010. Genome sequence of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. International Aphid Genomics Consortium: Pea Aphid Genome Annotation Workshop. DOI: 10.1037?journal.pbio.1000313.
Scientific note on mass collection and hatching of honey bee embryos - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Boncristiani Jr., H.F., Chen, Y. 2010. Scientific note on mass collection and hatching of honey bee embryos. Apidologie. 41:654-656.
Reviewing colony losses and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States - (Review Article)
Ellis, J., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Reviewing colony losses and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States. Journal of Apicultural Research. 49:134-136.
First analysis of risk factors associated with bee colony collapse disorder by classification and regression trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vanengelsdorp, D., Speybroeck, N., Evans, J.D., Nguyen, B., Mullin, C., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Cox-Foster, D., Chen, Y., Tarpy, D., Haubruge, E., Pettis, J.S., Saegerman, C. 2010. First analysis of risk factors associated with bee colony collapse disorder by classification and regression trees. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:1517-1523.
Immunity and defense in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerardo, N.M., Altincicek, B., Anselme, C., Atamian, H., Barribeau, S.M., De Vos, M., Duncan, E.J., Evans, J.D., Gabaldon, T., Ghanim, M., Heddi, A., Kaloshian, I., Latorre, A., Monegat, C., Moya, A., Nakabachi, A., Parker, B.J., Perez-Brocal, V., Pignatelli, M., Rahbe, Y., Ramsey, J., Spragg, C., Tamames, J., Tamarit, D., Tamborindeguy, C., Vilcinskas, A. 2010. Immunity and defense in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Genome Biology. 11:R21.
Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid nasonia species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Werren, J.H., Richards, S., Desjardins, C.A., Niehuis, O., Gadau, J., Colbourne, J.K., Elsik, C.G., Murphy, T., Worley, K.C., Zdobnov, E.M., Evans, J.D., Dang, P.M., Hunter, W.B. 2010. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid nasonia species. Science Magazine. 327:343-348.
A Scientific note on Varroa mites found in East Africa; Threat or Opportunity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frazier, M., Muli, E., Conklin, T., Schmehl, D., Torto, B., Frazier, J., Tumlinson, J., Evans, J.D., Raina, S. 2010. A Scientific note on Varroa mites found in East Africa; Threat or Opportunity. Apidologie. 41:463-465.
Characterization of secreted proteases of Paenibacillus larvae, potential virulence factors in honeybee larval infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antunez, K., Anido, M., Schlapp, G., Evans, J.D., Zunino, P. 2009. Characterization of secreted proteases of Paenibacillus larvae, potential virulence factors in honeybee larval infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 102(2):129-132.
Socialized Medicine: Individual and communal disease barriers in honey bees - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D., Spivak, M. 2009. Socialized Medicine: Individual and communal disease barriers in honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103:562-572.
Changes in Gene Expression Relating to Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, R., Evans, J.D., Robinson, G., Berenbaum, M. 2009. Changes in Gene Expression Relating to Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(35):14790-14795.
Resin collection and social immunity in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simone, M., Evans, J.D., Spivak, M. 2009. Resin collection and social immunity in honey bees. Evolution. 63:3016-3022.
Rapid evolution of immune proteins in social insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Viljakainen, L., Evans, J.D., Hasslemann, M., Rueppel, O., Tingek, S., Pamilo, P. 2009. Rapid evolution of immune proteins in social insects. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 26:1791-1801.
Honey bee disease overview - (Review Article)
Genersch, E., Evans, J.D., Fries, I. 2009. Honey bee disease overview. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103:S2-S4.
Colony Collapse Disorder: A descriptive studey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D., Saegerman, C., Mullen, C., Haubruge, E., Nyguyen, K., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Cox-Foster, D., Chen, Y., Underwood, R., Tarpy, D., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Colony Collapse Disorder: A descriptive study. PLoS One. 4(8):e6481.
Host-parasite interactions: Resist or tolerate but never stop running - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D. 2009. Host-parasite interactions: Resist or tolerate but never stop running. Review Article. 5(6)721-722.
Bee cups: Single-use cages for honey bee experiments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Diprisco, G., Pettis, J.S., Williams, V.P. 2009. Bee cups: Single-use cages for honey bee experiments. Journal of Apicultural Research. 48(4):300-302.
Asymmetrical Coexistence of Nosema ceranae and N. apis in Honey Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Zhou, L., Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Kimura, K., Xiao, T., Litkowski, A.M., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Asymmetrical Coexistence of Nosema ceranae and N. apis in Honey Bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 101:204-209.
Entombed pollen: A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D., Donovall, L., Mullin, C., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Pettis, J.S., Hayes, J. 2009. Entombed pollen: A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 101:147-149.
Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornman, R.S., Chen, Y., Schatz, M., Street, C., Zhao, Y., Desany, B., Egholm, M., Hutchison, S., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W.I., Evans, J.D. 2009. Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. PLoS Pathogens. 5(6):e1000466.
Morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic characterization of Nosema cerana, a microsporidian parasite isolated from the European honey bee, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Murphy, C.A., Gutell, R., Lee, J., Zuker, M., Gundersen, D.E., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic characterization of Nosema cerana, a microsporidian parasite isolated from the European honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 56(2):142-147.
Microsatellite loci for the fungus, Ascosphaera apis, cause of honey bee chalkbrood disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rehner, S.A., Evans, J.D. 2009. Microsatellite loci for the fungus, Ascosphaera apis, cause of honey bee chalkbrood disease. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9(3)855-858. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.111/j.1755-0998.2008.02455.x.
Differential gene expression of the honey bee Apis mellifera associated with Varroa destructor infection. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navajas, M., Migeon, A., Cedric, A., Cross, A.S., Martin, M., Robinson, G., Evans, J.D., Le Conte, Y. 2008. Differential gene expression of the honey bee Apis mellifera associated with Varroa destructor infection. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:301.
Virus infections in Brazilian honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Teixeira, E.W., Chen, Y., Message, D., Pettis, J.S., Evans, J.D. 2008. Virus infections in Brazilian honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99:117-119.
Genetic analysis of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus: distinct clusters are circulating into the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palacios, G., Hui, J., Quan, P., Kalkstein, A.L., Honkavuori, K.S., Bussetti, A.V., Conlan, S., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Vanengelsdoorp, D., Efrat, H., Pettis, J.S., Cox-Foster, D.L., Holmes, E.C., Briese, T., Lipkin, I.W. 2008. Genetic analysis of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus: Distinct clusters are circulating into the United States. Journal of Virology. 82:6209-6217.
Microsatellite loci for the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, a nest parasite of honey bees. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Spiewok, S., Teixeira, E., Neumann, P. 2008. Microsatellite loci for the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, a nest parasite of honey bees. Molecular Ecology Notes. 8:698-700.
Historical presence of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D. 2007. Historical presence of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in the United States. American Bee Journal. 147(12):1027-1028.
Comparative genomic analysis of the Tribolium immune system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zou, Z., Evans, J.D., Lu, Z., Zhao, P., Williams, M., Sumathipala, N., Hetru, C., Hultmark, D., Jiang, H. 2007. Comparative genomic analysis of the Tribolium immune system. Genome Biology. 8:R177.
Genomics on a phylogeny: Evolution of genes and genomes in the genus Drosophila - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clark, A.G., Eisen, M.B., Smith, D.R., Bergman, C.M., Gelbart, W., Oliver, B., Markow, T.A., Kaufman, T.C., Kellis, M., Evans, J.D. 2007. Genomics on a phylogeny: Evolution of genes and genomes in the genus Drosophila. Nature. 450(7167):203-218.
A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cox-Foster, D.L., Conlan, S., Holmes, E.C., Palacios, G., Evans, J.D., Moran, N.A., Quan, P., Briese, T., Hornig, M., Geiser, D.M., Martinson, V., Vanengelsdorp, D., Kalkstein, A.L., Drysdale, A., Hui, J., Zhai, J., Cui, L., Hutchison, S.K., Simons, J., Egholm, M., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W. 2007. A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science. 318:283-287.
Nosema Ceranae is a long present and wide spread microsporidian infection of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Smith Jr, I.B., Pettis, J.S. 2007. Nosema Ceranae is a long present and wide spread microsporidian infection of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the United States. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:152-159.
Diagnostic genetic test for the honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Smith Jr, I.B. 2007. Diagnostic genetic test for the honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(3):1-5.
The Influence of Rna Integrity on the Detection of Honey Bee Viruses: Molecular Assessment of Different Sample Storage Methods. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Hamilton, M.C., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2007. The influence of RNA integrity on the detection of honey bee viruses: Molecular assessment of different sample storage methods. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(2):81-87.
Bee Path: An Ordered Quantitative-Pcr Array for Honey Bee Immunity and Disease. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D. 2007. Bee path: an ordered quantitative-pcr array for honey bee immunity and disease. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 93:135-139.
Computational and transcriptional evidence for microRNAs in the honeybee genome. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, D.B., Anzola, J.M., Evans, J.D., Reese, J., Childs, K.L., Reid, J., Zdobnov, E., Samanta, M., Miller, J., Elsik, C.G. 2007. Computational and transcriptional evidence for microRNAs in the honeybee genome. Genome Biology. 8(6):R97.
Diagnosis of American Foulbrood Disease in Honeybees: a Synthesis and Proposed Analytical Protocols" - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Graff, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Brown, M., Evans, J.D., Feldlaufer, M.F., Gregorc, A., Hornitzky, M., Pernal, S., Schuch, D.F., Titera, D., Tomkies, V., Ritter, W. 2006. Diagnosis of american foulbrood disease in honeybees: A synthesis and proposed analytical protocols. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 43:583-590.
Sweetness and Light: Illuminating the Honey Bee Genome - (Review Article)
Robinson, G.E., Evans, J.D., Maleszka, R., Robertson, H.M., Weaver, D.B., Worley, K., Gibbs, R., Weinstock, G. 2006. Sweetness and light: Illuminating the honey bee genome. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:535-536.
Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibbs, R.A., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Maleszka, R., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G.E., Weaver, D.B., Worley, K.C., Beye, M., Bork, P., Elsik, C.G., Hartfelder, K., Hunt, G.J., Zdobnov, E.M., Amdam, G.V., Bitondi, M.M., Collins, A.M., Cristino, A.S., Lafforff, H.G., Lobo, C.H., Moritz, R.F., Nunes, F.M., Simoes, Z.L., Wheeler, D., Hackett, K.J., Aronstein, K.A., Lopez, D.L., Decanini, L.I., Chen, Y., Sakazume, N., Sasaki, D., Tagami, M., Albert, S., Baggerman, G., Beggs, K.T., Bloch, G., Cazzamali, G., Drapeau, M.D., Eisenhardt, D., Emore, C., Ewing, M.A., Foret, S., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.U., Hauser, F., Hummon, A.B., Huybrechts, J., Jones, A.K., Kaplan, N., Kucharski, R., Leboulle, G., Linial, M., Littleton, T.J., Mercer, A.R., Richmand, T.A., Rodriguez-Zas, S.L., Rubin, E.B., Sattelle, D.B., Schlipalius, D., Schoofs, L., Sweedler, J.V., Verleyen, P., Vierstraete, E., Williams, G., Williamson, M.R., Ament, S.A., Brown, S.J., Corona, M., Dearden, P.K., Dunn, A.W., Elekonich, M.M., Fahrbach, S.E., Fujiyuki, T., Gattermeier, I., Gempe, T., Hasselmann, M., Kadowaki, T., Kage, E., Kamikouchi, A., Kubo, T., Kunieda, T., Lorenzen, M.D., Milshina, N.V., Morioka, M., Mougel, F., Ohashi, K., Overbeek, R., Page, R.E., Ross, C.A., Schioett, M., Shippy, T., Takeuchi, H., Toth, A.L., Velarde, R., Willis, J.H., Wilson, M.J., Berenbaum, M.R., Cohen, M., Gordon, K.H., Letunic, I. et al. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature. 443:931-949.
Expression of Insulin Pathway Genes During the Period of Caste Determination in the Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, D.E., Buck, N., Evans, J.D. 2006. Expression of insulin pathway genes during the period of caste determination in the honey bee, apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:577-582.
Comparative Analysis of Serine Protease-Related Genes in the Honey Bee Genome. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zou, Z., Lopez, D.L., Kanost, M., Evans, J.D., Jiang, H. 2006. Comparative analysis of serine protease-related genes in the honey bee genome. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:603-614.
Genomic and Transcriptional Analysis of Protein Heterogeneity of the Honeybee Venom Allergen Api M 6 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peiren, N., De Graaf, D.C., Evans, J.D., Jacobs, F.J. 2006. Genomic and transcriptional analysis of protein heterogeneity of the honeybee venom allergen api m 6. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:577-582.
Caste Development and Reproduction - a Genome-Wide Analysis of Hallmarks of Insect Eusociality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cristino, A.S., Nunes, F.M., Lobo, C.H., Bitondi, M.M., Simoes, Z.L., Lattorf H., M.G., Moritz, R.F., Evans, J.D., Costa, L.F., Hartfelder, K. 2006. Caste development and reproduction - a genome-wide analysis of hallmarks of insect eusociality. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:703-714.
Proteomic Analyses of Male Contributions to Honey Bee Sperm Storage and Mating. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collins, A.M., Caperna, T.J., Williams, V.P., Garrett, W.M., Evans, J.D. 2006.Proteomic analyses of male contributions to honey bee sperm storage and mating. Insect Molecular Biology. 15(5):541-549.
Horizontal and Vertical Transmission of Viruses in the Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2006. Horizontal and vertical transmission of viruses in the honey bee, apis mellifera. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:152-159.
Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, Y., Hetru, C., Imler, J., Jiang, H., Zhou, C., Kanost, M., Thompson, G., Hultmark, D. 2006. Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:645-656.
Variation and heritability in immune-gene expression by diseased honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Decanini, L.I., Collins, A.M., Evans, J.D. 2007. Variation and heritability in immune-gene expression by diseased honey bees. Journal of Heredity. 98:195-201.
Antagonistic Interactions Between Honey Bee Bacterial Symbionts and Implications for Disease. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Armstrong, T.N. 2006. Antagonistic interactions between honey bee bacterial symbionts and implications for disease. BMC Ecology. 6:4.
Beenome-Mania: How Will the Honey Bee Genome Project Help Beekeepers. - (Literature Review)
Evans, J.D. 2005. Beenome-mania. How will the honey bee genome project help beekeepers. Bee World. 26:1-2.
Colony-Level Impacts of Immune Responsiveness in Honey Bees, Apis Mellifera. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2005. Colony-level impacts of immune responsiveness in honeybees, Apis mellifera. Evolution. 59(10):2270-2274.
The Invasive Korea and Japan Types of Varroa Destructor, Ectoparasitic Mites of the Western Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera), Are Two Partially Isolated Clones. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solignac, M., Cornuet, J., Vautrin, D., Le Conte, Y., Anderson, D., Evans, J.D., Cros-Arteil, S., Navajas, M. 2005. The invasive korea and japan types of varroa destructor, ectoparasitic mites of the western honey bee (apis mellifera), are two partially isolated clones. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 272:411-420.
Conditional Immune-Gene Suppression of Honey Bees Parasitized by Varroa Mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gregory, P.G., Evans, J.D., Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I. 2005. Conditional immune gene suppression of honey bees parasitized by varroa mites. Journal of Insect Science. 5(7):1-5.
Multiple Virus Infections in the Honey Bee and Genome Divergence of Honey Bee Viruses. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y.P., Zhao, Y., Hammond, J., Hsu, H., Evans, J.D., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Multiple virus infections in the honey bee and genome divergence of honey bee viruses. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.87:84-93.
Transcriptional Immune Responses by Honey Bee Larvae During Invasion by the Bacterial Pathogen, Paenibacillus Larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D. 2004. Transcriptional immune responses by honey bee larvae during invasion by the bacterial pathogen, paenibacillus larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 85(2):105-111.
Molecular Genetics of Honey Bee Sex Determination - (Literature Review)
Evans, J.D., Shearman, D., Oldroyd, B. 2004. Molecular genetics of honey bee sex determination. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19(1):1-3.
Orally Induced Immune Responses in the Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Lopez, D.L. 2004. Orally induced immune responses in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97:752-756.
Antioxidant Gene Expression and Sperm Storage in the Honey Bee Apis Mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collins, A.M., Evans, J.D., Williams, V.P. 2004. Antioxidant gene expression and sperm storage in the honey bee apis mellifera. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 13:141-146.
Molecular Evidence for Transmission of Kashmir Bee Virus in Honey Bee Colonies by Ectoparasitic Mite, Varroa Destructor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Evans, J.D., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Molecular evidence for transmission of kashmir bee virus in honey bee colonies by ectoparasitic mite, varroa destructor. Apidologie. 35(4):441-448.
Selective Screening for Honey Bee Bacterial Symbionts That Inhibit a Key Bacterial Pathogen, Paenibacillus Larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Armstrong, T.N. 2005. Selective screening for honey bee bacterial symbionts that inhibit a key bacterial pathogen, paenibacillus larvae. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44:168-171.
Bees to Bombyx: Future Directions in Applied Insect Genomics - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D., Gundersen, D.E. 2003. Bees to bombyx: future directions in applied insect genomics. Genome Biology. 4(3):107-111.
Genomic Organization and Partial Sequence of the Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae) Mitochondrion - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Sep-02)
Tracking An Invasive Honey Bee Pest: mitochondrial DNA Variation in Small Hive Beetles from North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jul-02)
Gene-Expression Differences in Honey Bee Workers and Queens - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jun-02)
Apis Mellifera Queen Replacement in the Presence of Chemical "stress". - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jun-02)
Gene-Expression Approach to Larval Development and Health in Honey Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Apr-01)
Use of Microsatellite DNA Loci to Infer Genetic Structure in the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Apr-01)
Gene Expression and the Evolution of Insect Polyphenisms - (Review Article) - (01-Feb-01)
Honey Bee Queen Production: Tight Genes Or Too Much Food? - (Popular Publication) - (03-Dec-00)
Gene Expression Profiles During the Honey Bee Caste Program - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Nov-00)
Genetic Evidence for Coinfection of Honey Bees by Acute Bee Paralysis and Kashmir Bee Viruses - (Abstract Only) - (02-Oct-00)
Genomics and Larval Development in Honey Bees - (Abstract Only) - (01-Aug-00)
Molecular Phylogenetics and the Classification of Honey Bee Viruses. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Hung, A.C. 2000. Molecular phylogenetics and the classification of honey bee viruses. Archives of Virology. 145:2015-2026.
Microsatellite Loci for Varroa Jacobsoni, a Parasitic Mite from Honey Bee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Apr-00)
Mitochondrial DNA Relationships in An Emergent Pest: Small Hive Beetles, Aethina Tumida (Coleoptera:nitidulidae), from the United States and Africa. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Shimanuki, H. 2000. Mitochondrial dna relationships in an emergent pest: small hive beetles, aethina tumida (coleoptera:nitidulidae), from the united states and africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 9:415-520.
Honey Bee Viruses: Where Did They Come from and Where Do We Go? - (Abstract Only) - (09-Mar-99)
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