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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Robert R Jr Farrar (Bob)
Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory
Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-7319
Fax: (301) 504-5104
Room 209
BLDG 011A
BLDG 011A BARC-WEST
10300 BALTIMORE BLVD
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Crystalliferous Bacillus cereus group bacteria from a Maryland hardwood forest are dominated by psychrotolerant strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2014. Crystalliferous Bacillus cereus group bacteria from a Maryland hardwood forest are dominated by psychrotolerant strains. MicrobiologyOpen. DOI:10.1002/mbo3.189.
Herbivory responsive C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor protein StZFP2 from potato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., Jones, R.W., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B. 2014. Herbivory responsive C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor protein StZFP2 from potato. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 80:226-233.
Phylogenetic distribution of phenotypic traits in bacillus thuringiensis analyzed by multilocus sequence typing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2013. Phylogenetic distribution of phenotypic traits in bacillus thuringiensis analyzed by multilocus sequence typing . PLoS One. 8(6):e66061.
The occurrence of Photorhabdus-like toxin complexes in Bacillus thuringiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2011. The occurrence of Photorhabdus-like toxin complexes in Bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS One. 6(3):e18122.
Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis against Pryeria sinica(Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), an invasive pest of Euonymus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Martin, P.A., Blackburn, M.B. 2011. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis against Pryeria sinica(Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), an invasive pest of Euonymus. Journal of Entomological Science. 46:148-151.
Genetic and biological variation among nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from spodoptera frugiperda (lepidotpera: noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B., Harrison, R.L. 2010. Genetic and biological variation among nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from spodoptera frugiperda (lepidotpera: noctuidae). Virus Genes. 40:458-468.
Tea, coffee, and cocoa as ultraviolet radiation protectants for beet armyworm nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
El Salamouny, S., Ranwala, D., Shepard, B., Shapiro, M., Farrar, R.R. 2009. Tea, coffee, and cocoa as ultraviolet radiation protectants for beet armyworm nucleopolyhedrovirus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:1767-1773.
Survival of diverse bacillus thuringiensis strains in gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) is correlated with urease production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B. 2009. Survival of diverse bacillus thuringiensis strains in gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) is correlated with urease production. Biological Control. 51:147-151.
Supplemental control of lepidopterous pests on BT transgenic sweet corn with biologically based spray treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shepard, M.B., Shapiro, M., Hassel, R., Schaffer, M., Smith, C. 2009. Supplemental control of lepidopterous pests on BT transgenic sweet corn with biologically based spray treatments. Journal of Insect Science. 9:8.
Enteric bacteria of field-collected Colorado potato beetle larvae inhibit growth of the entomopathogens Photorhabdus temperata and Beauveria bassiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Gundersen, D.E., Weber, D.C., Martin, P.A., Farrar, R.R. 2008. Enteric bacteria of field-collected Colorado potato beetle larvae inhibit growth of the entomopathogens Photorhabdus temperata and Beauveria bassiana. Biological Control. 46(3)434-441.
Reproductive failure of Heterorhabditis marelatus in the Colorado potato beetle: Evidence of stress on the nematode symbiont Photorhabdus temperata, and potential interference from the enteric bacteria of the beetle. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E., Lawrence, S.D., Martin, P.A. 2007. Reproductive failure of Heterorhabditis marelatus in the Colorado potato beetle: Evidence of stress on the nematode symbiont Photorhabdus temperata, and potential interference from the enteric bacteria of the beetle. Biological Control 42:207-215.
Insecticidal Effects of New Strains of Bacilllus Thuringiensis on the Diamondback Moth, Plutella Xylostella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goh, H.G., Gelman, D., Martin, P.A.W., Shropshire, A.D., Rowley, D.L., Blackburn, M.B., Choi, I.Y., Farrar, R.R. 2007. Insecticidal effect of new strains of Bacillus thuringiensis on the diamondback moth, Putella xylostella. Côté, J.C. Otvos, I.S., Schwartz, J.-L. and Vincent C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference on the biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its environmental impact. Érudit, Montréal, 141 pp.
Remarkable Susceptibility of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella Xylostella L.) to Ingestion of Pir Toxins from Photorhabdus Luminescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Farrar, R.R., Novak, N.G., Lawrence, S.D. 2006. Remarkable susceptibility of the diamondback moth (plutella xylostella l.) to ingestion of pir toxins from photorhabdus luminescens. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 121:31-37.
Enhanced Activity of the Nucleopolyhedrovirus of the Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera:noctuidae) on Bt Transgenic and Nontransgenic Sweet Corn Through the Use of a Fluorescent Brightener and a Feeding Stimulant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shapiro, M., Shepard, M.B. 2005. Enhanced activity of the nucleopolyhedrovirus of the fall armyworm (lepidoptera:noctuidae) on bt- transgenic and nontransgenic sweet corn through the use of a fluorescent brightener and a feeding stimulant. Environmental Entomology. 34:825-832.
Control of Artifical Populations of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidopetera: Plutellidae) on Collard by a Nucleopplythedrovirus with a Stillbene-Based Enhancer and An Ultraviolet Light Protectant. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shapiro, M. 2005. Control of artifical populations of the diamondback moth (lepidopetera: plutellidae) on collard by a nucleopplythedrovirus with a stillbene-based enhancer and an ultraviolet light protectant. Journal of Entomological Science. 40:280-290.
Activity of the Nucleopolyhedrovirus of the Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Nocuidae) on Foliage of Transgenic Sweet Corn Expressing a Cryia(b) Toxin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shapiro, M., Shepard, M. 2004. Activity of the nucleopolyhedrovirus of the fall armyworm (lepidoptera: nocuidae) on foliage of transgenic sweet corn expressing a cryia(b) toxin. Environmental Entomology 33:982-989.
Fluorescent Brighteners Can Enhance Or Inhibit the Nucleopolyhedrovirus of the Daimondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shapiro, M., Mcintosh, A.H. 2004. Fluorescent brighteners can enhance or inhibit the nucleopolyhedrovirus of the daimondback moth (lepidoptera: plutellidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 39:30-45.
Photostabilized Titanium Dioxide and a Fluorescent Brightener As Adjuvants for a Nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Shapiro, M., Javaid, I. 2003. Photostabilized titanium dioxide and a fluorescent brightener as adjuvants for a nucleopolyhedrovirus. Kluwer Academic Publishers Netherlands. 48:543-560.
Fluorescent Brighteners Affect Feeding Rates of the Corn Earworm (Lepidoptera:noctuidae) and Act As Enchancers and Sunlight Protectants for Its Nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Sep-02)
Damage to Lima Beans by Helicoverpa Zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Larvae Treated As Different Instars with a Nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Jun-02)
Laboratory Evaluation of Selected Spray Adjuvants As Ultraviolet Light Protectants for the Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus of the Celery Looper (Lepidoptera:noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Nov-99)
Relative Potency of Selected Nuclear Polyhedrosis Viruses Against Five Species of Lepidoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Jul-99)
Host Plant Effects on the Activity of Selected Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virusesagainst the Corn Earworm and Beet Armyworm (Lepidoptera:noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Apr-99)
Activity and Persistence of the Nuclear Polyhedrosis Viruses the Celery Looper (Lepidoptera:noctuidae) with a Feeding Stimulant and a Stilbene Derived Enhancer - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Mar-99)
Quantifying Time-Mortality Relationships for Nuclear Polyhedrosis Viruses - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Aug-98)
Effects of Selected Commercial Strains and Formulations of Bacillus Thuringiensis on Mortality of Two Lepidopterous Pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Feb-98)
Host Plant Effects on Activity of Bacillus Thuringiensis Against Gypsy Moth(lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jun-96)
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