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United States Department of Agriculture

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Brian Rector
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 247
Fax: (775) 784-1712
USDA, ARS, PWA, GBRRU
920 VALLEY ROAD
RENO, NV, 89512

Projects
Ecological Interactions in Integrated and Biologically-Based Management of Invasive Plant Species in Western Rangelands
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420674
Discovery and Evaluation of Biological Control Agents of Medusahead Rye and Other Important Weeds of Western U.S. Rangelands
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419687

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Field observations in central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a chloropid stem boring fly and potential biological control agent of Lepidium latifolium - (Proceedings)
Hayat, R., Cristofaro, M., Di Cristina, F., Paolini, A., Gerber, E., Rector, B.G. 2013. Field observations in central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a chloropid stem boring fly and potential biological control agent of Lepidium latifolium. In: European Weed Research Society Symposium Proceedings, June 24-27, 2013, Samsun, Turkey. 16:23.
Use of wheat SSRs to assess genetic diversity in medusahead (Taenintherum caput-medusae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Feb-13)
Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwartzlander, M., Hinz, H., Williams III, L.H., Gerber, E., Rector, B.G., Zhang, D. 2013. Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6(2):268–280.
Wheat curl mite, a global pest of cereals, is a complex of biotypes with divergent host ranges and variable pest potential - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skoracka, A., Szydio, W., Rector, B.G., Kuczynski, L. 2013. Wheat curl mite, a global pest of cereals, is a complex of biotypes with divergent host ranges and variable pest potential. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 109:165-180.
Wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella s.l.) cryptic biotypes with divergent host ranges: Implications for using Eriophyidae for biological control of invasive grasses - (Abstract Only) - (08-Aug-12)
Comparison of entomofauna between native and medusahead-invaded habitats in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada - (Abstract Only)
Tonkel, K.C., Mathat, C., Rector, B.G. 2011. Comparison of entomofauna between native and medusahead-invaded habitats in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada [abstract]. Entomology Society of America. 1:1.
Host range testing and biology of Abia sericea (Cimbicidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harizanova, V., Stoeva, A., Rector, B.G. 2012. Host range testing and biology of Abia sericea (Cimbicidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) in North America. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 28:1-11. DOI: 10.3897/JHR.28.3044.
Classical biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) and other weeds in areas of limited or restricted weed management - (Abstract Only)
Rector, B.G., Stoeva, A., Harizanova, V., Petanovic, R. 2012. Classical biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) and other weeds in areas of limited or restricted weed management [abstract]. Integrated Pest Management. 39.4.
A new species of Aculops (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) from Serbia on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae), a weed target of classical biological control in the United States of America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R.U. 2012. A new species of Aculops (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) from Serbia on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae), a weed target of classical biological control in the United States of America. Zootaxa. 3192:59-66.
Regulatory approval for weed biocontrol agents in the U.S. - A scientist's perspective - (Proceedings)
Rector, B.G. 2011. Regulatory approval for weed biocontrol agents in the U.S. - A scientist's perspective [abstract]. Western Weed Coordinating Committee. http://www.weedcenter.org/wwcc/.
Utility of microsatellite markers from the bread wheat genetic map in the genome of medusahead rye (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) - (Abstract Only)
Rector, B.G., Ashley, M.C., Longland, W.S. 2011. Utility of microsatellite markers from the bread wheat genetic map in the genome of medusahead rye (Taeniatherum caput-medusae). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 13:1.
Molecular identification and pathogenic behavior of Albugo sp., a potential bioherbicide of perennial pepperweed in northern Nevada - (Abstract Only)
Wang, S., Rector, B.G. 2011. Molecular identification and pathogenic behavior of Albugo sp., a potential bioherbicide of perennial pepperweed in northern Nevada. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 13:3.
Laboratory and open-field tests on Abia sericea (L.) (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae) - a candidate for biological control of teasels (Dipsacus spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Harizanova, V., Stoeva, A., Rector, B.G. 2011. Laboratory and open-field tests on Abia sericea (L.) (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae) - a candidate for biological control of teasels (Dipsacus spp.). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 13:2.
Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stoeva, A., Rector, B.G., Harizanova, V. 2011. Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 55:225-232.
Micro-morphological alterations in young rosette leaves of Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) caused by infestation of the eriophyid mite Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea) under laboratory con - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pecinar, L., Stevanovic, B., Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R. 2011. Micro-morphological alterations in young rosette leaves of Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) caused by infestation of the eriophyid mite Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea) under laboratory con. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 5(3):201-208. DOI 10.1007/s1189-011-9129-4.
DNA Fingerprinting to Improve Data Collection Efficiency and Yield in a Host-Specificity Test of a Weed Biological Control Candidate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., De Biase, A., Cristofaro, M., Primerano, S., Belvedere, S., Antonini, G., Sobhian, R. 2010. DNA fingerprinting to improve data collection efficiency and yield in an open-field host-specificity test of a weed biological control candidate. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 3:429-439.
Prospects for Classical Biological Control of Saharan Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) - (Other) - (10-May-10)
A New Species of Aculops Keifer (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) - (Abstract Only) - (14-Apr-10)
Phenotypic Differences Among Leipothrix dipsacivagus Pet. et Rector and L. knautiae (Liro) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) Populations Inhabiting Dipsacus L. and Knautia L. (Dipsacaceae) Plants - (Abstract Only) - (14-Apr-10)
Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Petanovic & Rector, 2007) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) – A promising candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp. - (Abstract Only) - (14-Apr-10)
Proteomic analysis of novel Cry1Ac binding proteins in Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, L.Z., Liang, G.M., Zhang, J., Wu, K.M., Guo, Y.Y., Rector, B.G. 2010. Proteomic analysis of novel Cry1Ac binding proteins in Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 73:61-73.
A sterile-female technique proposed for control of Striga hermonthica and other intractable weeds: Advantages, shortcomings, and risk management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G. 2009. A sterile-female technique proposed for control of Striga hermonthica and other intractable weeds: Advantages, shortcomings, and risk management. Pest Management Science. 65(5):596-602.
Effects of different Brush Border Membrane Vesicle isolation protocols on proteomic analysis of Cry1Ac binding proteins from the midgut of Helicoverpa armigera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, L., Liang, G., Rector, B.G., Zhang, J., Wu, K., Guo, Y. 2008. Effects of different Brush Border Membrane Vesicle isolation protocols on proteomic analysis of Cry1Ac binding proteins from the midgut of Helicoverpa armigera. Insect Science, Vol 15, pp.497-503.
Morphological injury to cut-leaf teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) induced by the eriophyid mite Leipothrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pecinar, I., Stevanovic, B., Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R. 2008. Morphological injury to cut-leaf teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) induced by the eriophyid mite Leipothrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea). Journal of Plant Interactions. 4:1-6
Three new species of eriophyoid mites from grass hosts in Croatia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skoracka, A., Labrzycka, A., Rector, B.G. 2008. Three new species of eriophyoid mites from grass hosts in Croatia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
Challenges to evaluation of eriophyid mites for biological control of invasive plants. - (Proceedings)
Smith, L., Delillo, E., Stoeva, A., Cristofaro, M., Rector, B.G. 2008. Challenges to evaluation of eriophyid mites for biological control of invasive plants. In: Bertrand, M., Kreiter, S., McCoy, K.D., Migeon, A., Navajas, M. Tixier, M.S., Vial, L. editors. Integrative Acarology. Proceedings of the 6th European Congress, European Association of Acarolgists, July 21-25, 2008 Montpellier, France. 312-316
Molecular biology approaches to control of intractable weeds: New strategies and complements to existing biological practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G. 2008. Molecular biology approaches to control of intractable weeds: New strategies and complements to existing biological practices. Plant Science, vol. 175, pp. 437-448.
Identification of multiple ear-colonizing insect and disease resistance in CIMMYT maize inbred lines with varying levels of silk maysin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ni, X., Krakowsky, M.D., Buntin, G., Rector, B.G., Guo, B., Snook, M.E. 2008. Identification of multiple ear-colonizing insect and disease resistance in CIMMYT maize inbred lines with varying levels of silk maysin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101:1455-1465.
Insectary testing refutes host-herbivore relationship between Fragaria spp. and Abia sericea, a candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp. - (Proceedings)
Rector, B.G., Harizanova, V., Stoeva, A. 2008. Insectary testing refutes host-herbivore relationship between Fragaria spp. and Abia sericea, a candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Host-specificity testing on Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp. - (Proceedings)
Stoeva, A., Rector, B.G., Harizanova, V. 2008. Host-specificity testing on Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp.. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
The cereal rust mite, Abacarus hystrix, cannot be used for biological control of quackgrass - (Proceedings)
Skoracka, A., Rector, B.G. 2008. The cereal rust mite, Abacarus hystrix, cannot be used for biological control of quackgrass. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
The importance of molecular tools in classical biological control of weeds: Two case studies with yellow starthistle candidate biological agents - (Proceedings)
Antonini, G., Audisio, P., Dibiase, A., Rector, B.G., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L., Biondi, M., Bon, M., Korotyaev, B., Konstantinov, A. 2008. The importance of molecular tools in classical biological control of weeds: Two case studies with yellow starthistle candidate biological agents. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Anatomical Injuries Induced by Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic & Rector on Cut-leaf Teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pecinar, I., Stevanovic, B., Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R. 2007. Anatomical Injuries Induced by Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic & Rector on Cut-leaf Teasel, Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae). Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade.
Diapause, cold-hardiness and flight ability of Cry1Ac-resistant and -susceptible strains of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, G., Wu, K., Rector, B.G., Guo, Y. 2007. Diapause, cold-hardiness and flight ability of Cry1Ac-resistant and -susceptible strains of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). European Journal of Entomology. 104:699-704.
Mycoflora of seed of common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) in Washington State Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dugan, F.M., Rector, B.G. 2007. Mycoflora of seed of common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) in Washington State. Pacific Northwest Fungi 2 (6):1-10.
(Eds) Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds - (Proceedings)
Julien, M., Sforza, R., Bon, M., Evans, H., Hinz, H., Rector, B.G. 2008. (Eds) Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. CAB International Wallingford, UK. 744p.
Divergent host-acceptance behavior suggests host specialization in populations of the polyphagous mite Abacarus hystrix (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skoracka, A., Kuczynski, L., Rector, B.G. 2007. Divergent host-acceptance behavior suggests host specialization in populations of the polyphagous mite Abacarus hystrix (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae). Environmental Entomology.
A new species of Leipothrix Keifer, 1966 (Acari: Eriophyidae) on Dipsacus spp. in Europe and reassignment of two Epitrimerus spp. (Acari: Eriophyidae) to the genus Leipothrix - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petanovic, R.U., Rector, B.G. 2007. A new species of Leipothrix Keifer, 1966 (Acari: Eriophyidae) on Dipsacus spp. in Europe and reassignment of two Epitrimerus spp. (Acari: Eriophyidae) to the genus Leipothrix. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100:157-163.
Quantitative Trait Loci for Maysin Synthesis in Maize (Zea mays L.) Lines Selected for High Silk Maysin Content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meyer, J., Snook, M., Houchins, K.E., Rector, B.G., Widstrom, N.W., Mcmullen, M.D. 2006. Quantitative Trait Loci for Maysin Synthesis in Maize (Zea mays L.) Lines Selected for High Silk Maysin Content. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 115:119-128.
Prospects for Biological Control of Teasels, Dipsacus SPP, in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., Harizanova, V., Sforza, R., Widmer, T.L., Wiedenmann, R.N. 2006. PROSPECTS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF TEASELS, DIPSACUS SPP., IN THE UNITED STATES. Biological Control. 1:1-14.
Evaluation of Multiple Insect Resistance in Maize Populations - (Abstract Only)
Ni, X., B.G. Rector, J.C. Mullis. 2005. Evaluation of multiple insect resistance in maize populations. GA Entom. Soc. meeting, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2005.
The Genetic Basis of Increased Maize Silk Maysin Levels Through Recurrent Selection - (Abstract Only)
Meyer, J., Snook, M.E., Houchins, K.E., Rector, B.G., Widstrom, N.W., Mcmullen, M.D. 2005. The genetic basis of increased maize silk maysin levels through recurrent selection [abstract]. Maize Genetics Conference. No. T7, p. 24.
The Genetic Basis of Recurrent Selection Gains for Maysin in Maize Silks - (Abstract Only)
Frost, J., Snook, M., Houchins, K.E., Rector, B.G., Widstrom, N.W., Mcmullen, M.D. 2005. The genetic basis of recurrent selection gains for maysin in maize silks [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 395.
Field Host-Range Test of Ceratapion Basicorne, a Candidate for Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea Solsititialis) - (Proceedings)
Rector, B.G., Smith, L., Sobhian, R. 2004. FIELD HOST-RANGE TEST OF CERATAPION BASICORNE, A CANDIDATE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSITITIALIS). Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
Ssr Markers Linked to the Soybean Rps Genes for Phytophthora Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Dec-00)
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