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

Phone: (301) 504-7319
Fax: (301) 504-5104

Room 209
BLDG 011A
10300 BALTIMORE BLVD
BLDG 011A BARC-WEST
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 -
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 Reprint Icon -
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.
Arabidopsis genotypes resistant and susceptible to diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Putellidea): No net effects on insect growth -
Lawrence, S.D., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B. 2014. Arabidopsis genotypes resistant and susceptible to diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Putellidea): No net effects on insect growth. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(3):285-289.
Phylogenetic distribution of phenotypic traits in bacillus thuringiensis analyzed by multilocus sequence typing -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
DAMAGE TO LIMA BEANS BY HELICOVERPA ZEA (BODDIE) (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE) LARVAE TREATED AS DIFFERENT INSTARS WITH A NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS -
LABORATORY EVALUATION OF SELECTED SPRAY ADJUVANTS AS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT PROTECTANTS FOR THE NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS VIRUS OF THE CELERY LOOPER (LEPIDOPTERA:NOCTUIDAE) -
RELATIVE POTENCY OF SELECTED NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS VIRUSES AGAINST FIVE SPECIES OF LEPIDOPTERA -
HOST PLANT EFFECTS ON THE ACTIVITY OF SELECTED NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS VIRUSESAGAINST THE CORN EARWORM AND BEET ARMYWORM (LEPIDOPTERA:NOCTUIDAE) -
ACTIVITY AND PERSISTENCE OF THE NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS VIRUSES THE CELERY LOOPER (LEPIDOPTERA:NOCTUIDAE) WITH A FEEDING STIMULANT AND A STILBENE- DERIVED ENHANCER -
QUANTIFYING TIME-MORTALITY RELATIONSHIPS FOR NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS VIRUSES -
EFFECTS OF SELECTED COMMERCIAL STRAINS AND FORMULATIONS OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS ON MORTALITY OF TWO LEPIDOPTEROUS PESTS -
HOST PLANT EFFECTS ON ACTIVITY OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS AGAINST GYPSY MOTH(LEPIDOPTERA: LYMANTRIIDAE) LARVAE -
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