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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Discovery and Development of Chemicals for Integrated Pest Management of Biting Arthropods and Urban Pests

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Neurophysiological and behavioral responses of gypsy moth larvae to insect repellents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanford, J.L., Barski, S., Seen, C., Dickens, J.C., Shields, V.D. 2014. Neurophysiological and behavioral responses of gypsy moth larvae to insect repellents. PLoS One. 9(6):99924.
The maxillary palp of aedes aegypti, a model of multisensory integration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Sparks, J.T., Dickens, J.C. 2014. The maxillary palp of aedes aegypti, a model of multisensory integration. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (48):29-39.
Gustatory receptor expression in the labella and legs of aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, J.T., Vinyard, B.T., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Gustatory receptor expression in the labella and legs of aedes aegypti. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 43:1161-1171.
Repellency of selected chemicals against the bed bug, (hemiptra: Cimicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, C., Lu, L., Zhang, A. 2013. Repellency of selected chemicals against the bed bug, (hemiptra: Cimicidae). Medical Entomology. 106(6):2522-2529.
Solvent, drying time, and the responses of lone star ticks (acari: ixodidae) to the repellents deet and picaridin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H., Bedoukian, R. 2014. Solvent, drying time, and the responses of lone star ticks (acari: ixodidae) to the repellents deet and picaridin. Journal of Medical Entomology. 51(3):629-637.
Functional development of the octenol response in aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Durand, N.F., Vinyard, B.T., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Functional development of the octenol response in aedes aegypti. Frontiers in Invertebrate Physiology. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00039.
Mode of action of insect repellents - (Review Article)
Dickens, J.C. 2013. Mode of action of insect repellents. Journal of Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2013.02.006
A laboratory study of sex- and stage-related mortality and morbidity in bed bugs (hemiptera: cimicidae) exposed to deltamethrin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Ulrich, K.R., Kramer, M.H. 2013. A laboratory study of sex- and stage-related mortality and morbidity in bed bugs (hemiptera: cimicidae) exposed to deltamethrin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):988-994.
Gustatory receptor neuron responds to DEET and other insect repellents in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanford, J.L., Shields, V.D., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Gustatory receptor neuron responds to DEET and other insect repellents in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti. Naturwissenschaften. 100(3):269-273.
Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, juniperus communis, and j. chinensis (cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari; Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (diptera; Culicidae) and as toxiants against mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Tabanca, N., Kramer, M.H., Agramonte, N.M., Wedge, D.E., Bernier, U.R., Coy, M.R., Becnel, J.J., Demirci, B., Can Baser, K., Zhang, J., Zhang, S. 2011. Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, juniperus communis, and j. chinensis (cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari; Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (diptera; Culicidae) and as toxiants against mosquitoes. Journal of Vector Ecology. 36(2):258-268.
Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Lapointe, S.L., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil. PLoS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone,0053120.
Analysis of odorant receptor protein function in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti - (Book / Chapter)
Dickens, J.C., Bohbot, J.D., Grant, A.J. 2012. Analysis of odorant receptor protein function in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti. Basic Methods in Protein Purification and Analysis. ISBN:978-14775550-5-7.
Bed bug detection: Current technologies and future directions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F. 2013. Bed bug detection: Current technologies and future directions. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 88(4):619-625.
Selectivity of odorant receptors in insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Selectivity of odorant receptors in insects. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 6:29.
Laboratory rearing of bed bugs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Miller, D., Harlan, H.J. 2014. Laboratory rearing of bed bugs. Rearing Animal & Plant Pathogen Vectors. 1(1):119-130.
Natural Product Studies of U. S. Endangered Plants: Volatile Fraction of Lindera melissifolia (lauraceae) repels Mosquitoes and Ticks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, J., Bowling, J., Carroll, J.F., Leininger, T.D., Demirci, B., Can Baser, K., Bernier, U.R., Hamann, M.T.2012. Natural product studies of U.S. endangered plants: volatile fraction of lindera melissifolia (lauraceae) repels mosquitoes and ticks. Bioresource Technology. 80:28-36.
Isolation and identification of mosquito (Aedes aegypti) biting deterrent fatty acids from male inflorescences of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson)Fosberg) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chauhan, K.R., Jones, M., Klun, J.A., Cantrell, C.L., Ragone, D., Brown, P., Murch, S. 2012. Isolation and identification of mosquito (Aedes aegypti) biting deterrent fatty acids from male inflorescences of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson)Fosberg). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:3867-3873.
Odorant receptor modulation: Ternary paradigm for mode of action of insect repellents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Odorant receptor modulation: Ternary paradigm for mode of action of insect repellents. Neuropharmacology. 62:2086-2095.
Bullous reactions to bed bug bites reflect cutaneous vasculitis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deshazo, R.D., Feldlaufer, M.F., Mihm, M.C., Goddard, J. 2012. Bullous reactions to bed bug bites reflect cutaneous vasculitis. American Journal of Medicine. 125:688-694.
Responses of lone star tick (acari: ixodidae) nymphs to the repellent deet applied in acetone and ethanol solutions in vitro bioassays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H. 2012. Responses of lone star tick (acari: ixodidae) nymphs to the repellent deet applied in acetone and ethanol solutions in vitro bioassays. Journal of Entomological Science. 47(2):193-196.
Cuticular hydrocarbons from the bed bug Cimex lectularius L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Blomquist, G. 2011. Cuticular hydrocarbons from the bed bug Cimex lectularius L. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 39:283-285.
Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability - (Book / Chapter)
Carroll, J.F., Zhang, A., Kramer, M.H. 2011. Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability. American Chemical Society. 1090(7):97-120.
Functional characterization of the octenol receptor neuron on the maxillary palps of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grant, A.J., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Functional characterization of the octenol receptor neuron on the maxillary palps of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. PLoS One. 6(6):e21785.
Chemical induced behavioral responses in anopheles minimus and Anopheles harrisoni in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisgratog, R., Thananchai, C., Bangs, M.J., Thainchum, K., Prabaripai, A., Chauhan, K.R., Pothikasikorn, J., Chareonviriyaphap, T. 2011. Chemical induced behavioral responses in anopheles minimus and Anopheles harrisoni in Thailand. Journal of Vector Ecology. 36(2):321-331.
Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: responses by ticks and mosquitoes to Citrus (Rutaceae) peel exudates and monoterpene constituents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weldon, P., Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H., Bedoukian, R., Coleman, R., Bernier, U.R. 2011. Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: responses by ticks and mosquitoes to Citrus (Rutaceae) peel exudates and monoterpene constituents. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37(4):348-359.
Multiple activities of insect repellents on odorant receptors in mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Fu, L., Le, T.N., Chauhan, K.R., Cantrell, C.L., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Multiple activities of insect repellents on odorant receptors in mosquitoes. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00949.x.
Undesirable dispersal of eggs and early-stage nymphs of the bed bug Hemiptera: cimicidae) by static electricity and air currents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Loudon, C. 2011. Undesirable dispersal of eggs and early-stage nymphs of the bed bug Hemiptera: cimicidae) by static electricity and air currents. Journal of Entomological Science. 46(2):1-2.
Insect Repellents: Modulators of mosquito odorant receptor activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2010. Insect Repellents: Modulators of mosquito odorant receptor activity. PLoS One. 5(8):e12138.
A high throughput screening system for determining the three actions of insecticides against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thanispong, K., Achee, N., Grieco, J., Chauhan, K.R., Bangs, M.J., Suwonkerd, W., Prabaripai, A., Tanasinchayakul, S., Chareonviriyaphap, T. 2010. A high throughput screening system for determining the three actions of insecticides against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(5):833-841.
Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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