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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Margaret L Allen (Meg)
Biological Control of Pests Research Unit
Research Entomologist

Phone: (662) 686-3647
Fax: (662) 686-5281
141 EXPERIMENT STATION ROAD
JWDSRC
STONEVILLE, MS, 38776-0067

Projects
MASS PRODUCTION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420598
The Adaptive Potential of an Introduced Symbiosis: Megacopta Cribraria and Its Bacteria
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 421716

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs. Meeting Abstract. p.135.
Genetics of a Sex-linked Recessive Red Eye Color Mutant of the Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Genetics of a sex-linked recessive red eye color mutant of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. Journal of Insect Science. 3(2A):1-9.
A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Riddick, E.W. 2012. A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle. Psyche. Vol.2012,Article ID 923653,6 pages,2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/923653.
Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2012. Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:391-396.
Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Allen, M.L., Spencer, B. 2011. Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/spunctillum.html.
Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi - (Popular Publication)
Allen, M.L., Layton, B. 2011. Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi. Plant Industry News. http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/departments/bpi/pdf/bpi_news_03_2011.pdf.
Gene Knockdown in Lygus Lineolaris by Rna Interference - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L., Walker, W.B. 2011. GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1166-1168.
RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2011. RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138:83-92.
Gene knockdown through RNAi in Lygus lineolaris - (Abstract Only) - (21-Oct-10)
Lygus bugs - (Book / Chapter)
Allen, M.L. 2011. Lygus bugs. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. 92: 23-25.
Lacewing as a Genetic Model Organism - (Abstract Only) - (24-May-10)
The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M. L. 2010. The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism. Meeting Abstract.
Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2010. Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 20: 6, 589-593, doi: 10.1080/09853151003657969.
Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris - (Abstract Only)
Walker III, W. B., Allen, M. L. 2009. Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Lygus lineolaris polygalacturonase 4 (PG4) mRNA, partial cds FJ823132 - (Other) - (19-Oct-09)
Lygus lineolaris inhibitor of apoptosis IAP RACEd sequence - (Other) - (17-Oct-09)
Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2010. Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera). Journal of Insect Science. 173(10):1-13.
Distribution patterns of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a sheep and goat farm in Oklahoma Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogt, J.T., Allen, M.L., Wallet, B., Boykin, D.L., Smith, W.A. 2009. Distribution patterns of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a sheep and goat farm in Oklahoma. Environmental Entomology. 38(3):551-560
Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Powell, A.L., Ahmadi, H., Salemi, M.R., Phinney, B.S., Shackel, K.A., Greve, L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2008. Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2:215-225.
Development and utilization of transgenic New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Handler, A.M., Allen, M.L., Skoda, S.R. 2009. Development and utilization of transgenic New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 23(s1):98-105.
ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2009. ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Genbank.
Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) - (Other)
Allen, M.L. 2008. Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper # 35282.
Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2008. Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs. Mid-South Entomologists online journal.
PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2008. PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain. Genbank. EU143852.
Expressed sequence tags from adult female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). - (Other)
Allen, M. L., Williams, L., and Taliercio, E. 2007. Expressed Sequence Tags From Adult Female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae).. Genbank. EX515192 through EX515308.
Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Mertens, J.A. 2008. Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. J. Insect Sci. 8 Article 27:1-14. 2008.
Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol Against Workers of Imported Fire Ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Duke, S.O., Allen, M.L. 2008. Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol Against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Journal of Economic Entomology.101(2):265-271 (2008).
Functional genes of non-model arthropods - (Abstract Only)
Functional genes of non-model arthropods, Margaret Louise Allen, Entomological Research, Volume 37, Supplement 1, August 2007 page A77 (International Congress of Insect Biotechnology and Industry Proceedings, 19-24 August 2007, Daegu, Republic of Korea) ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online) Published by Blackwell
Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2007. Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT. Entomological Research (Korea). 37(1):A54; ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online).
Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C. L., Duke, S. O., Allen, M. L. Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2007
Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L. Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris. In P.G. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:2. 2008.
Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands - (Proceedings)
Cleorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Greve, C.L., Labavitch, J.M. Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands. In P.B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:6-7. 2008.
Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage - (Proceedings)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, C.L., Ahmadi, H., Teuber, L., Shackel, K.A., Allen, M.L., Labavitch, J.M. Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage. In P. B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:7. 2008.
Sequences of cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2007. Sequences cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). Genbank.
Examining the Potential Utility of Polygalacturonase-Polygalalacturonase Inhibiting Protein Interactions for Protecting Crop Plants Against Lygus Bug - (Abstract Only)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, L., Allen, M.L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2007. Examining the potential utility of polygalacturonase-polygalalacturonase inhibiting protein interactions for protecting crop plants against lygus bug. http://www.ias.unu.edu/Proceedings/ICIBS/IC-MFA/.
Expressed sequenced tags from Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), the tarnished plant bug - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L. 2007. Expressed sequenced tags from Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), the tarnished plant bug. Genetics and Molecular Research. 6(1): 206-231.
Impact of Regulatory Decisions on Emerging Pest Control Research Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2006. Impact of Regulatory Decisions on Emerging Pest Control Research. Meeting Abstract.
Mass rearing insects for genetic modification - (Abstract Only)
"Arthropod Mass Rearing, Research that Keeps on Giving"
Survey of Red Imported Fire Ant Populations in North Central Mississippi - (Proceedings)
Streett, D.A., Allen, M.L., Pranschke, A.M. 2006. Survey of Red Imported Fire Ant Populations in North Central Mississippi. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. pg. 104-106.
Lygus Lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) As a Genetic Manipulation Target Organism - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2006. Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) as a genetic manipulation target organism. Meeting Abstract.
Expressed Sequence Tags from a Lygus Lineolaris (Palisot DE Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) Male Nymph Est Library - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2006. Expressed Sequence Tags from a Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) Male Nymph EST Library. Genbank.
Transgenic Insects in the Environment - (Other)
Allen, M.L. 2005. Transgenic insects in the environment. Meeting Abstract.
Significance of Digging Behavior to Mortality of Red Imported Fire Ant Workers, Solenopsis Invicta Buren, in Fipronil Treated Sand Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Allen, M. L. 2006. Significance of Digging Behavior to Mortality of Red Imported Fire Ant Workers, Solenopsis invicta Buren, in Fipronil Treated Sand. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 476-482.
Production of Transgenic Insects - (Other)
Allen, M.L. 2005. Production of transgenic insects. Meeting Abstract.
Insect Genomics: Beyond Drosophila - (Abstract Only) - (13-Oct-05)
Quality of Transgenic Laboratory Strains of Cochliomyia Hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Scholl, P.J. 2005. Quality of transgenic laboratory strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 98(6): 2301-2306 (2005).
Fluorescence Characteristics of Insect Biological Control Agents - (Other)
Allen, M.L. 2005. Fluorescene characteristics of insect biological control agents. Meeting Abstract.
Fitness Characteristics of Transgenic Strains of New World Screwworm - (Proceedings)
Allen, M. L. 2004. Fitness Characteristics of Transgenic Strains of New World Screwworm. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Mass Rearing Transgenic Insects: the Importance of Screening - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L. 2004. Mass rearing transgenic insects: The importance of screening. Internet Web Page. Available: http://pewagbiotech.org/events/0920/
Flight Muscle-Specific Expression of Act88f:gfp in Transgenic Culex Quinquefusciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Christensen, B.M. Flight muscle-specific expression of act88F:GFP in transgenic culex quinquefusciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). International Journal for Parasitology. Vol. 53/4, pp 307-314.
Post-Larval Fitness of Transgenic Strains of Cochliomyia Hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Berkebile, D.R., Skoda, S.R. 2004. Post-larval fitness of transgenic strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(3):1181-1185.
Piggybac Transformation of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia Hominivorax, Produces Multiple Distinct Mutant Strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ALLEN, M.L., HANDLER, A.M., BERKEBILE, D.R., SKODA, S.R. PIGGYBAC TRANSFORMATION OF THE NEW WORLD SCREWWORM, COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX, PRODUCES MULTIPLE DISTINCT MUTANT STRAINS. MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY, 18(1), p. 1-9. 2004.
Fitness Characteristics of Transgenic Strains of Cochliomyia Hominivorax, the New World Screwworm - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L., Berkebile, D.R., Skoda, S.R. 2004. Fitness characteristics of transgenic strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax, the New World Screwworm [abstract]. Keystone Symposia, "Genetic Manipulation of Insects". Poster No. 201, Program Book p. 57.
Research on the Genetics of Screwworms in Lincoln, Nebraska, Usa - (Other)
SKODA, S.R., BERKEBILE, D.R., ALLEN, M.L. RESEARCH ON THE GENETICS OF SCREWWORMS IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, USA. IAEA-FAO Research Coordination Meeting for CRP. 2003.
Use of Transgenic Strains of Insects in the Screwworm Program - (Other)
ALLEN, M.L., HANDLER, A.M., BERKEBILE, D.R., SKODA, S.R., SCHOLL, P.J. USE OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF INSECTS IN THE SCREWWORM PROGRAM. Fourth transgenesis and genomics of INVERTEBRATE Organisms. Pacific Grove, California, May 11-15, 2003.
Genetic Sexing Research on Screwworms - (Other)
SKODA, S.R., BERKEBILE, D.R., ALLEN, M.L. GENETIC SEXING RESEARCH ON SCREWWORMS. 6th Annual Meeting of the APHIS-ARS-Mexico US Commission for the Eradication of Screwworm Meeting. 2003. Invited Oral Presentation
Transposable Element-Mediated Transgenic Insects in the Screwworm Program - (Other) - (04-May-02)
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