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ERIC T JOHNSON
Crop Bioprotection Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (309) 681-6177
Fax: (309) 681-6693
Room 1317
1815 N UNIVERSITY ST
PEORIA, IL, 61604-3902

Projects
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424869

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A non-autonomous insect piggyBac trasposable element is mobile in tobacco - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Apr-14)
Expression of a wolf spider toxin in tobacco inhibits the growth of microbes and insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Hughes, S.R. 2014. Expression of a wolf spider toxin in tobacco inhibits the growth of microbes and insects. Biotechnology Letters. 36(1):1735-1742.
Comparative transcription of heritage maize lines to identify new insect resistance genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Skory, C., Dowd, P.F. 2014. Identification of a bioactive bowman-birk inhibitor from an insect-resistant early maize inbred. Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/jf501396q
Enhanced pest resistance of maize leaves expressing monocot crop plant derived ribosome inactivating protein and agglutinin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Price, N.P. 2012. Enhanced pest resistance of maize leaves expressing monocot crop plant derived ribosome inactivating protein and agglutinin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(1):10768-10775.
Cell-penetrating recombinant peptides for potential use in agricultural pest control applications - (Other)
Hughes, S.R., Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2012. Cell-penetrating recombinant peptides for potential use in agricultural pest control applications. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5:1054-1063.
Effects of elevated peroxidase levels and corn earworm feeding on gene expression in tomato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suzuki, H., Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Hum-Musser, S.M., Musser, R.O. 2012. Effects of elevated peroxidase levels and corn earworm feeding on gene expression in tomato. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38(1):1247-1263.
Coconut leaf bioactivity toward generalist maize insect pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Vermillion, K., Berhow, M.A. 2011. Coconut leaf bioactivity toward generalist maize insect pests. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:208-215.
Maize utilizes multiple resistance genes to defend itself during germination - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Liu, Z., Richard, M.O. 2011. Maize utilizes multiple resistance genes to defend itself during germination [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists. p. 84.
Comparative transcription profiling analyses of maize reveals candidate defensive genes for seedling resistance against corn earworm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Liu, Z., Musser, R.O. 2011. Comparative transcription profiling analyses of maize reveals candidate defensive genes for seedling resistance against corn earworm. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 285(6):517-525.
Differential activity of multiple saponins against omnivorous insects with varying feeding preferences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Berhow, M.A., Johnson, E.T. 2011. Differential activity of multiple saponins against omnivorous insects with varying feeding preferences. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37(5):443-449.
Identification and Properties of Insect Resistance-Associated Maize Anionic Peroxidases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2010. Identification and properties of insect resistance-associated maize anionic peroxidases. Phytochemistry. 71(11-12):1289-1297. DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.05.001
Can Maize Anthocyanins Function as Resistance Molecules to Corn Earworm? - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2010. Can maize anthocyanins function as resistance molecules to corn earworm? [abstract]. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop. p. 33.
Constitutive Expression of the Maize Genes B1 and C1 in Transgenic Hi II Maize Results in Differential Tissue Pigmentation and Generates Resistance to Helicoverpa zea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2010. Constitutive Expression of the Maize Genes B1 and C1 in Transgenic Hi II Maize Results in Differential Tissue Pigmentation and Generates Resistance to Helicoverpa zea. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(4):2403-2409.
Field Incidence of Mycotoxins in Commercial Popcorn and Potential Environmental Influences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2009. Field incidence of mycotoxins in commercial popcorn and petential environmental influences. Mycotoxin Research. 26(1):15-22.
Differential Resistance of Switchgrass Cultivars to Fall Armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Sarath, G., Vogel, K.P., Musser, R.O. 2009. Differential Resistance of Switchgrass Cultivars to Fall Armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Meeting abstract.
Bioenergy Promise Versus a Bug: How Different Cultivars of Switchgrass Fare Against the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2009. Bioenergy Promise Versus a Bug: How Different Cultivars of Switchgrass Fare Against the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists. Abstract No. 21.
Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain for improved xylose utilization with a three-plasmid SUMO yeast expression system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, S.R., Sterner, D.E., Bischoff, K.M., Hector, R.E., Dowd, P.F., Qureshi, N., Bang, S.S., Grynavyski, N., Chakrabarty, T., Johnson, E.T., Dien, B.S., Mertens, J.A., Caughey, R.J., Liu, S., Butt, T.R., Labaer, J., Cotta, M.A., Rich, J.O. 2009. Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain for improved xylose utilization with a three-plasmid SUMO yeast expression system. Plasmid Journal. 61(1):22-38.
Three-vector system for high-level functional expression of value-added co-products with xylose isomerase and xylulokinase in an industrial saccharomyces cerevisiae strain - (Abstract Only)
Hughes, S.R., Jackson Jr, J.S., Dowd, P.F., Hector, R.E., Bischoff, K.M., Sterner, D., Bang, S., Grynavyski, N., Chakrabarty, T., Johnson, E.T., Li, X., Caughey, R.J., Liu, S., Skory, C.D., Butt, T., Labaer, J., Dien, B.S., Saha, B.C., Bowen, M., Qureshi, N., Rich, J.O., Leathers, T.D., Cotta, M.A., Farrelly, P., Slininger P.J. 2008. Three-vector system for high-level functional expression of value-added co-products with Xylose Isomerase and Xylulokinase in an industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain [abstract]. Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Second Generation Biofuels Development Summit. Poster #1. p. 4.
Colored and white sectors of petunia flowers display differential resistance to insect herbivores - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2008. Colored and white sectors of petunia flowers display differential resistance to insect herbivores [abstract]. Phytochemical Society of North America Proceedings. Abstract No. S9-3. p. 57.
Lycotoxin-1 insecticidal peptide optimized by amino acid scanning mutagenesis and expressed as a co-product in an ethanologenix Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, S.R., Dowd, P.F., Hector, R.E., Panavas, T., Sterner, D.E., Qureshi, N., Bischoff, K.M., Bang, S.B., Mertens, J.A., Johnson, E.T., Li, X., Jackson Jr, J.S., Caughey, R.J., Riedmuller, S.B., Bartolett, S., Liu, S., Rich, J.O., Farrelly, P.J., Butt, T.R., Labaer, J., Cotta, M.A. 2008. Lycotoxin-1 insecticidal peptide optimized by amino acid scanning mutagenesis and expressed as a co-product in an ethanologenix Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain. Journal of Peptide Science. 14(9):1039-1050. Available: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/119030240/PDFSTART.
Altering Plant Secondary Metabolism to Achieve Broad Spectrum Insect Control and Reduce Mycotoxins - (Book / Chapter)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Pinkerton, T.S. 2008. Altering plant secondary metabolism to achieve broad spectrum insect control and reduce mycotoxins. In: Wolf, T. and Koch, J., editors. Genetically Modified Plants: New Research Trends. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. p. 151-172.
Genetically Modified Plants Containing Plant-Derived Genes for Broad Spectrum Insect Control to Reduce Mycotoxins: Bioactive Proteins - (Book / Chapter)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S., Hughes, S.R. 2008. Genetically modified plants containing plant-derived genes for broad spectrum insect control to reduce mycotoxins. In: Wolf, T.V. and Koch, T.J.P., editors. Bioactive Proteins. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. p. 127-150.
Colored and White Sectors from Star-Patterned Petunia Flowers Display Differential Resistance to Corn Earworm and Cabbage Looper Larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2008. Colored and white sectors from star-patterned Petunia flowers display differential resistance to corn earworm and cabbage looper larvae. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:757-765. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-008-9444-0
Colored and white sectors of petunia flowers display differential resistance to insect herbivores - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2008. Colored and white sectors of petunia flowers display differential resistance to insect herbivores [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists. p. 14.
Allelar sequences, substrates, and insect resistance conferred by a maize anionic peroxidase - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2008. Allelar sequences, substrates, and insect resistance conferred by a maize anionic peroxidase [abstract]. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Abstract No. D0672.
Measurement of tomato plant gene expression on a genomic scale for tomato plants that over express peroxidase - (Abstract Only)
Suzuki, H., Musser, R.O., Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2007. Measurement of tomato plant gene expression on a genomic scale for tomato plants that over express peroxidase [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Abstract No. D286.
Selectable markers with potential activity against insects, plus other insect-oriented strategies for mycotoxin reduction in Midwest corn - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2007. Selectable markers with potential activity against insects, plus other insect-oriented strategies for mycotoxin reduction in Midwest corn [abstract]. Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation. p.117
Excision of the piggyBac transposable element in maize cells is a precise event - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. 2007. Excision of the piggyBac transposable element in maize cells is a precise event [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Paper No. P36032
Transgenic phenolic production in corn silks moderately enhances insect resistance - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2006. Transgenic phenolic production in corn silks moderately enhances insect resistance [abstract]. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Paper No. AGFD 155.
Fully automated molecular biology routines on a plasmid-based functional proteomic workcell: Evaluation and Characterization of Yeast Strains Optimized for Growth on Xylose Expressing "Stealth" Insecticidal Peptides. - (Abstract Only)
Hughes, S.R., Li, X., Hector, R.E., Bischoff, K.M., Cotta, M.A., Mertens, J.A., Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2007. Fully automated molecular biology routines on a plasmid-based functional proteomic workcell: Evaluation and characterization of yeast strains optimized for growth on xylose expressing "stealth" insecticidal peptides [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p. 108.
Expression of a maize Myb transcription factor driven by a putative silk-specific promoter significantly enhances resistance to Helicoverpa zea in transgenic maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2007. Expression of a maize Myb transcription factor driven by a putative silk-specific promoter significantly enhances resistance to Helicoverpa zea in transgenic maize. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55(8):2998-3003.
Oral toxicity of beta-N-acetyl hexosaminidase to insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2007. Oral toxicity of beta-N-acetyl hexosaminidase to insects. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55(9):3421-3428.
Evidence for hexosaminidase as an insect resistance factor of plants - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2006. Evidence for hexosaminidase as an insect resistance factor of plants [abstract]. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. 1063.
Examination of genes newly introduced into plants for control of corn insects associated with mycotoxin problems - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S., Behle, R.W., Berhow, M.A. 2006. Examination of genes newly introduced into plants for control of corn insects associated with mycotoxin problems [abstract]. 2006 Annual Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop. p. 89.
P1-Mediated Transgenic Secondary Metabolite Production in Corn Silks Moderately Enhances Insect Resistance - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Berhow, M.A. 2006. P1-mediated transgenic secondary metabolite production in corn silks moderately enhances insect resistance [abstract]. Phytochemical Society of North America Meeting and Newsletter. p. 16.
Extraction and Characterization of Anthocyanins from Pigmented Flowers and Black Seed Hulls - (Abstract Only)
Berhow, M.A., Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F., Duval, S.M. 2006. Extraction and characterization of anthocyanins from pigmented flowers and black seed hulls [abstract]. Phytochemical Society of North America Meeting and Newsletter. p. 22
Activity of plant phenolics functioning as sources of insect resistance in plants - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Musser, R.O., Johnson, E.T. 2007. Activity of plant phenolics functioning as sources of insect resistance in plants [abstract]. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Abstract No. AGFD152.
Relative Activity of a Tobacco Hybrid Expressing High Levels of a Tobacco Anionic Peroxidase and Maize Ribosome-Inactivating Protein Against Helicoverpa Zea and Lasioderma Serricorne - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Holmes, R.A., Pinkerton, T.S., Johnson, E.T., Lagrimini, L.M., Boston, R.S. 2006. Relative activity of a tobacco hybrid expressing high levels of a tobacco anionic peroxidase and maize ribosome-inactivating protein against Helicoverpa zea and Lasioderma serricorne. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54(7):2629-2634.
Relative Resistance of Tobacco Expressing Two Plant-Derived Resistance Mechanisms to Representative Insects - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Holmes, R., Pinkerton, T.S., Johnson, E.T., Langramini, M., Boston, R.S. 2005. Relative resistance of tobacco expressing two plant-derived resistance mechanisms to representative insects [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Proceedings. Paper No. D0288.
Anthocyanins from Petunia Floral Structures That Inhibit Corn Earworm Development - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. 2005. Anthocyanins from petunia floral structures that inhibit corn earworm development. Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop Proceedings, October 24-26, 2005, Raleigh, NC. Poster #C-1.
Anthocyanins Present in Colored Petunia Corollas Inhibit Corn Earworm Development - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Dowd, P.F. 2005. Anthocyanins present in colored petunia corollas inhibit corn earworm development [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Abstract No. 323.
Strategies for Insect Management Targeted Toward Mycotoxin Management - (Book / Chapter)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Williams, W.P. 2005. Strategies for insect management targeted toward mycotoxin management. In: Abbas, H., editor. Aflatoxin and Food Safety. New York, NY: Marcell-Dekker. p. 517-541.
Association of a Specific Cationic Peroxidase Isozyme with Maize Stress and Disease Resistance Responses, Genetic Identification and Identification of a Cdna Coding for the Isozyme - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2005. Association of a specific cationic peroxidase isozyme with maize stress and disease resistance responses, genetic identification and identification of a cDNA coding for the isozyme. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53(11):4464-4470.
Plant-Derived Genes for Pest Management - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T., Pinkerton, T.S. 2004. Plant-derived genes for pest management [abstract]. First Annual Peoria NEXT All-Science Assembly. Paper No. 14. p. 35
New Plant-Derived Genes and Gene Products with Activity Against Corn Ear Pests and Strategies for Deployment - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2006. New plant-derived genes and gene products with activity against corn ear pests and strategies for deployment [abstract]. Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop Proceedings. p. 98.
Insect Management for Reduction of Mycotoxins Fy 2004 Report - (Proceedings)
Dowd, P.F., Berhow, M.A., Boston, R.S., Duvick, J.P., Johnson, E.T., Lagrimini, L.M., White, D.G. 2005. Insect management for reduction of mycotoxins FY 2004 report. In: Proceedings of the 2004 Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop, October 16-28, 2004, Sacramento, California. p. 98.
Leaf Axil Sampling of Midwest U.S. Maize for Mycotoxigenic Fusarium Fungi Using Pcr Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Barnet, C.J., Johnson, E.T., Beck, J.J. 2005. Leaf axil sampling of Midwest U.S. maize for mycotoxigenic Fusarium fungi using PCR analysis. Mycopathologia. 258:431-440.
Methylation of An Anthocyanin Increases Its Ability to Inhibit Growth of Corn Earworm Larvae - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. 2004. Methylation of an anthocyanin increases its ability to inhibit growth of corn earworm larvae [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Abstract No. 493.
Differentially Enhanced Insect Resistance, at a Cost, in Arabidopsis Thaliana Constitutively Expressing a Transcription Factor of Defensive Metabolites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. Differentially enhanced insect resistance, at a cost, in Arabidopsis thaliana constitutively expressing a transcription factor of defensive metabolites. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 52(16):5135-5138.
Management of Insects Involved in Pre-Harvest Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. 2004. Management of insects involved in pre-harvest mycotoxin contamination in maize [abstract]. International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins. Abstract #C-06, p. 79.
Maize Leaf Axil Materials As a Source for Monitoring Prevalence of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium Species by Pcr Analysis - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Barnett, R.J., Johnson, E.T., Beck, J.J. 2003. Maize leaf axil materials as a source for monitoring prevalence of mycotoxigenic fusarium species by pcr analysis. Aflatoxin Elimination, Fumonisin Elimination, and Fungal Genomics Workshops, October 13-15,2003, Savannah, GA. Mycopathologia 158:431-440.
Insect Management for Reduction of Mycotoxins Fy2003 Report - (Proceedings)
Dowd, P.F., Barnett, R.J., Bartelt, R.J., Beck, J.J., Berhow, M.A., Boston, R.S., Duvick, J.P., Johnson, E.T., Lagrimini, L.M., Molid, G., White, D. 2004. Insect management for reduction of mycotoxins FY 2003 report. Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop Proceedings. p. 13-14.
Plant Anthocyanin Insect Feeding Deterrents - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.T., Dowd, P.F. 2003. Plant Anthocyanin Insect Feeding Deterrents [abstract]. Phytochemical Society of North America. Abstract Neish Symposia 10.
Enhanced Resistance to Helicoverpa Zea in Tobacco Expressing An Activated Form of Maize Ribosome-Inactivating Protein` - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Zuo, W.N., Gillikin, J., Johnson, E.T., Boston, R.S. Enhanced resistance to Helicoverpa zea in tobacco expressing an activated form of maize ribosome-inactivating protein. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 51(12):3568-3574.
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