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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms

Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research

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

Comparison of fumonisin contamination using HPLC and ELISA methods in Bt and near-isogenic maize hybrids infested with European corn borer or Western bean cutworm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowers, E., Hellmich II, R.L., Munkvold, G.P. 2014. Comparison of fumonisin contamination using HPLC and ELISA methods in Bt and near-isogenic maize hybrids infested with European corn borer or Western bean cutworm. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:6463-6472.
The genetic structure of Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, populations in China: Haplotype variance in Northern populations and potential impact on management of resistance to transgenic maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Coates, B.S., Kim, K., Bourguet, D., Ponsard, S., Wang, Z., He, K. 2014. The genetic structure of Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, populations in China: Haplotype variance in Northern populations and potential impact on management of resistance to transgenic maize. Journal of Heredity. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esu036.
Genome-wide sequencing and an open reading frame analysis of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) susceptible (91-C) and resistant (91-R) Drosophila melanogaster laboratory populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steele, L.D., Muir, W.M., Seong, K., Quiros, C., Rangesa, M., Clark, J.M., Coates, B.S., Pittendrigh, B.R. 2014. Genome-wide sequencing and an open reading frame analysis of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) susceptible (91-C) and resistant (91-R) Drosophila melanogaster laboratory populations. PLoS One. 9(6): e98584.
Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sappington, T.W., Burks, C.S. 2014. Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size. Environmental Entomology. 43(3):696-705.
Assembly and annotation of full mitochondrial genomes for the corn rootworm species, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and D. barberi (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), using Next Generation Sequence data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S. 2014. Assembly and annotation of full mitochondrial genomes for the corn rootworm species, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and D. barberi (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), using Next Generation Sequence data. Gene. 542(2):190-197.
Genetic differentiation among Maruca vitrata F. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) populations on cultivated cowpea and wild host plants: implications for insect resistance management and biological control strategies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agunbiade, T.A., Coates, B.S., Datinon, B., Djouaka, R., Sun, W., Tamo, M., Pittendrigh, B.R. 2014. Genetic differentiation among Maruca vitrata F. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) populations on cultivated cowpea and wild host plants: implications for insect resistance management and biological control strategies. PLoS One. 9(3):e92072.
Effect of maize lines on larval fitness costs of Cry1F resistance in the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petzold-Maxwell, J.L., Siegfried, B.D., Hellmich II, R.L., Abel, C.A., Coates, B.S., Spencer, T.A., Gassmann, A.J. 2014. Effect of maize lines on larval fitness costs of Cry1F resistance in the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:764-772.
Susceptibility and aversion of Spodoptera frugiperda to Cry1F Bt maize and considerations for insect resistance management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Binning, R., Coats, J., Xiaoxiao, K., Hellmich II, R.L. 2014. Susceptibility and aversion of Spodoptera frugiperda to Cry1F Bt maize and considerations for insect resistance management. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):368-374.
Development of reference transcriptomes for the major insect pests of cowpea: a toolbox for insect pest management approaches in West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agunbiade, T.A., Sun, W., Coates, B.S., Djouaka, R., Tamo, M., Ba, M.N., Binso-Dabire, C., Baoua, L., Olds, B.P., Pittendrigh, B.R. 2013. Development of reference transcriptomes for the major insect pests of cowpea: a toolbox for insect pest management approaches in West Africa. PLoS One. 8(11):e79929.
Proliferation and copy number variation of BEL-like long terminal repeat retrotransposons within the Diabrotica virgifera virgifera genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Fraser, L.M., French, B.W., Sappington, T.W. 2014. Proliferation and copy number variation of BEL-like long terminal repeat retrotransposons within the Diabrotica virgifera virgifera genome. Gene. 534:362-370.
Surrogate species selection for assessing potential adverse environmental impacts of genetically engineered plants on non-target organisms - (Proceedings)
Carstens, K., Cayabyab, B., De Schrijver, A., Gadeleta, P., Hellmich Ii, R.L., Mclean, M., Romeis, J., Storer, N., Valicente, F.H., Wach, M. 2013. Surrogate species selection for assessing potential adverse environmental impacts of genetically engineered plants on non-target organisms. GM Crops. 5(1):11-5.
Unlinked genetic loci control the reduced transcription of aminopeptidase N 1 and 3 in the European corn borer and determine tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab toxin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Sumerford, D.V., Hellmich II, R.L., Abel, C.A. 2013. Unlinked genetic loci control the reduced transcription of aminopeptidase N 1 and 3 in the European corn borer and determine tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab toxin. Journal of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 43(12):1152-1160.
Evaluation of tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins among laboratory-reared western bean cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dyer, J.M., Sappington, T.W., Coates, B.S. 2013. Evaluation of tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins among laboratory-reared western bean cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(6):2467-2472.
Density-dependent prophylaxis in crowded beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae to a parasitoid and a fungal pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kong, H., Luo, L., Sappington, T.W., Jiang, X., Zhang, L., Cheng, Y. 2013. Density-dependent prophylaxis in crowded beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae to a parasitoid and a fungal pathogen. International Journal of Pest Management. DOI:10.1080/09670874.2013.807957.
Emerging issues in Integrated Pest Management implementation and adoption in the North Central USA - (Book / Chapter)
Sappington, T.W. 2014. Emerging issues in integrated pest management implementation and adoption in the North Central USA. In: Peshin, R., Pimental, D., editors. Integrated Pest Management - Experiences with Implementation, Global Overview. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media. p. 65-97.
Frequency of hybridization between Ostrinia nubilalis E-and Z-pheromone races in regions of sympatry within the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Johnson, H., Kim, K., Hellmich II, R.L., Abel, C.A., Mason, C., Sappington, T.W. 2013. Frequency of hybridization between Ostrinia nubilalis E-and Z-pheromone races in regions of sympatry within the United States. Ecology and Evolution. 3(8):2459-2470.
Increased long-flight activity triggered in beet armyworm by larval feeding on diet containing Cry1Ac protoxin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, X., Jian, C., Zhang, L., Sappington, T.W., Luo, L. 2013. Increased long-flight activity triggered in beet armyworm by larval feeding on diet containing Cry1Ac protoxin. PLoS One. 8(5):e63554.
Role of a gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA) receptor mutation in the evolution and spread of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera resistance to cyclodiene insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Coates, B.S., Chen, H., Sappington, T.W., Guillemaud, T., Siegfried, B.D. 2013. Role of a gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA) receptor mutation in the evolution and spread of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera resistance to cyclodiene insecticides. Insect Molecular Biology. 22(5):473-484.
Vip3Aa and Cry1Ab proteins in maize reduce Fusarium ear rot and fumonisins by deterring kernel injury from multiple Lepidopteran pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowers, E., Hellmich II, R.L., Munkvold, G.P. 2013. Vip3Aa and Cry1Ab proteins in maize reduce Fusarium ear rot and fumonisins by deterring kernel injury from multiple Lepidopteran pests. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6(2):127-135.
A cadherin-like protein influences Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab toxicity in the oriental armyworm, Mythimna separata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, L., Jiang, X., Luo, L., Sappington, T.W., Stanley, D.W., Zhang, L. 2013. A cadherin-like protein influences Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab toxicity in the oriental armyworm, Mythimna separata. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 5(3):438-443.
Population genetics strategies to characterize long-distance dispersal of insects - (Review Article)
Kim, K., Sappington, T.W. 2013. Population genetics strategies to characterize long-distance dispersal of insects. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16(1):87-97.
Deriving criteria to select arthropod species for laboratory tests to assess the ecological risks from cultivating transgenic crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romeis, J., Raybould, A., Bigler, F., Candolfi, M., Hellmich II, R.L., Huesing, J.E., Shelton, A. 2012. Deriving criteria to select arthropod species for laboratory tests to assess the ecological risks from cultivating transgenic crops. Chemosphere. 90(3):901-909.
Population structure and genetic diversity of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), on Gossypium in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuester, A.P., Jones, R.W., Sappington, T.W., Kim, K., Barr, N.B., Roehrdanz, R.L., Senechal, P., Nason, J.D. 2012. Population structure and genetic diversity of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), on Gossypium in North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105(6):902-916.
Comparison of reproductive and flight capacity of beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), developing from diapause and non-diapause larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, D., Luo, L., Sappington, T.W., Jiang, X., Zhang, L. 2012. Comparison of reproductive and flight capacity of beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), developing from diapause and non-diapause larvae. Environmental Entomology. 41(5):1199-1207.
High-throughput transcriptome sequencing for SNP and gene discovery in a moth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, N.J., Sun, J., Sappington, T.W. 2012. High-throughput transcriptome sequencing for SNP and gene discovery in a moth. Environmental Entomology. 41(4):997-1007.
Distribution of genes and repetitive elements in the Diabrotica virgifera virgifera genome estimated using BAC sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Alves, A., Wang, H., Walden, K., French, B.W., Miller, N.M., Abel, C.A., Robertson, H.M., Sappington, T.W., Siegfried, B.D. 2012. Distribution of genes and repetitive elements in the Diabrotica virgifera virgifera genome estimated using BAC sequencing. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2012:1.
Understanding successful resistance management: The European corn borer and Bt corn in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siegfried, B.D., Hellmich II, R.L. 2012. Understanding successful resistance management: The European corn borer and Bt corn in the United States. GM Crops. 3(3):184-193.
The spatial genetic differentiation of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata F. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) populations in West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agunbiade, T.A., Coates, B.S., Kim, K., Forgacs, D., Margam, V.M., Ba, M.N., Binso-Dabire, C.L., Baoua, I., Ishiyaku, M.F., Manuele, T., Pittendrigh, B.R. 2012. The spatial genetic differentiation of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata F. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) populations in West Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 102(5):589-599.
Synchronized oviposition triggered by migratory flight intensifies larval outbreaks of beet webworm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, Y., Luo, L., Jiang, X., Sappington, T.W. 2012. Synchronized oviposition triggered by migratory flight intensifies larval outbreaks of beet webworm. PLoS One. 7(2):e31562.
Regulatory considerations surrounding the deployment of Bt-expressing cowpea in Africa: Report of the deliberations of an expert panel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huesing, J., Romeis, J., Ellstrand, N., Raybould, A., Hellmich II, R.L., Wolt, J., Ehlers, J., Dabire, C., Fatokun, C., Hokanson, K., Ishiyaku, M.F., Margam, V., Matole, M., Mignouna, J., Nangayo, F., Ouedraogo, J., Pasquet, R., Pittendrigh, B., Schaal, B., Stein, J., Tamo, M., Murdock, L. 2012. Regulatory considerations surrounding the deployment of Bt-expressing cowpea in Africa: Report of the deliberations of an expert panel. GM Crops. 2(3):211-224.
Modeling the impact of cross-pollination and low toxin expression in corn kernels on adaptation of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to transgenic insecticidal corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kang, J., Onstad, D.W., Hellmich II, R.L., Moser, S.E., Hutchison, W.D., Prasifka, J.R. 2012. Modeling the impact of cross-pollination and low toxin expression in corn kernels on adaptation of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to transgenic insecticidal corn. Environmental Entomology. 41(1):200-211.
Mobilizing the genome of Lepidoptera through novel sequence gains and end creation by non-autonomous Lep1 Helitrons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Hellmich II, R.L., Grant, D.M., Abel, C.A. 2012. Mobilizing the genome of Lepidoptera through novel sequence gains and end creation by non-autonomous Lep1 Helitrons. DNA Research. 19(1):11-21.
Use and impact of Bt maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hellmich II, R.L., Hellmich, K.A. 2012. Use and impact of Bt maize. Nature Education. 3(5):4.
Cloning of the heat shock protein 90 and 70 genes from the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, and expression characteristics in relation to thermal stress and development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, X., Zhai, H., Wang, L., Luo, L., Sappington, T.W., Zhang, L. 2012. Cloning of the heat shock protein 90 and 70 genes from the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, and expression characteristics in relation to thermal stress and development. Cell Stress and Chaperones. 17(1):67-80.
Transcriptome sequencing, and rapid development and application of SNP markers for the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Margam, V.M., Coates, B.S., Bayles, D.O., Hellmich II, R.L., Agunbiade, T., Seufferheld, M.J., Sun, W., Kroemer, J.A., Ba, M.N., Binso-Dabire, C.L., Baoua, I., Ishiyaku, M.F., Covas, F.G., Srinivasan, R., Armstrong, J., Murdock, L.L., Pittendrigh, B.R. 2011. Transcriptome sequencing, and rapid development and application of SNP markers for the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). PLoS One. 6(7):e21388.
Stem-boring caterpillars of switchgrass in the midwestern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Buhay, J.E., Sappington, T.W., Heaton, E.A., Bradshaw, J.D., Gray, M.E. 2011. Stem-boring caterpillars of switchgrass in the midwestern United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104(3):507-514.
Development of a Tier-1 assay for assessing the toxicity of insecticidal substances against Coleomegilla maculata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Ostrem, J., Romeis, J., Chen, M., Liu, X., Hellmich II, R.L., Shelton, A., Peng, Y. 2011. Development of a Tier-1 assay for assessing the toxicity of insecticidal substances against Coleomegilla maculata. Environmental Entomology. 40(2):496-502.
Impact of Cry3Bb1-expressing Bt maize on adults of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meissle, M., Hellmich II, R.L., Romeis, J. 2011. Impact of Cry3Bb1-expressing Bt maize on adults of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Pest Management Science. 67(7):807-814.
Recommendations for the design of laboratory studies on non-target arthropods for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romeis, J., Hellmich II, R.L., Candolfi, M., Carstens, K., De Schrijver, A., Gatehouse, A.M., Herman, R.A., Huesing, J.E., McLean, M.A., Raybould, A., Shelton, A., Waggoner, A. 2011. Recommendations for the design of laboratory studies on non-target arthropods for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants. Transgenic Research. 20(1):1-22.
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