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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Ecologically Based Management of Boll Weevils and Other Row Crop Pests under Transition to Boll Weevil Eradication in Temperate Regions

Location: Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit

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

Asymmetric radar echo patterns from insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Oct-14)
Mimetic analogs of pyrokinin neuropeptides for pest management - (Book / Chapter)
(20-Jun-14)
Detecting cotton boll rot with an electronic nose - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Jun-14)
Detecting cotton boll rot with an electronic nose - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Jun-14)
A selective CAP2b neuropeptide antagonist for an expressed receptor from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J., Kaczmarek, K., Jiang, H., Wei, Z., Zabrocki, J., Park, Y. 2014. A selective CAP2b neuropeptide antagonist for an expressed receptor from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Journal of Peptide Science. 20:S162-S163.
Mimetic analogs of three insect neuropeptide classes for pest management - (Book / Chapter)
(10-May-14)
Signalling properties and pharmacological analysis of two sulfakinin receptors from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zels, S., Verlinden, H., Dillen, S., Vleugels, R., Nachman, R.J., Vandenbroeck, J. 2014. Signalling properties and pharmacological analysis of two sulfakinin receptors from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. PLoS One. 9(4):e9402.DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0094502.
Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the diapause hormone receptor in the corn earworm Helicoverpa zea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, H., Wei, Z., Nachman, R.J., Park, Y. 2014. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the diapause hormone receptor in the corn earworm Helicoverpa zea. Peptides. 53:1-2.
Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XIV - (Other)
Nachman, R.J. 2014. Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XIV. Peptides. 53:1-2.
Pollen Studies of East Texas Honey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, G.D., Bryant, Jr., V.M. 2014. Pollen studies of east Texas honey. Palynology. DOI:10.1080/01916122.2014.899276.
A new strategy for the development of antagonists and/or selective agonists of the insect pyrokinin (FXPRLamide) superfamily using a novel conformational-minetic motif - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J. 2014. A new strategy for the development of antagonists and/or selective agonists of the insect pyrokinin (FXPRLamide) superfamily using a novel conformational-mimetic motif. Open Proteomics Journal. 3:138-142.
Temporal variability of spectral reflectance and estimated canopy cover of cotton plants supports early detection of potential boll weevil infestations - (Proceedings)
Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Yang, C., Eyster, R.S. 2014. Temporal variability of spectral reflectance and estimated canopy cover of cotton plants supports early detection of potential boll weevil infestations [abstract]. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. p. 863-868.
Attraction of dispersing boll weevils from surrounding habitats relative to simulated pheromone diffusion from traps - (Proceedings)
Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Eyster, R.S. 2014. Attraction of dispersing boll weevils from surrounding habitats relative to simulated pheromone diffusion from traps. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. p. 858-862.
Development of cell-based bioassay with SF9 cells expressing TcSKR1 and TcSKR2 and differential activation by sulfated and non-sulfated SK peptides involved in food intake regulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, N., Swevers, L., Nachman, R.J., Smagghe, G. 2014. Development of cell-based bioassay with SF9 cells expressing TcSKR1 and TcSKR2 and differential activation by sulfated and non-sulfated SK peptides involved in food intake regulation. Peptides. 53:238-242.
Molecular identification and expression analysis of a diapause hormone receptor in the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Piermarini, P., Nachman, R.J., Denlinger, D.L. 2014. Molecular identification and expression analysis of a diapause hormone receptor in the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea. Peptides. 53:250-257.
Failure of pheromone traps in detecting incipient populations of boll weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Investigation of two potential contributing factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K. 2014. Failure of pheromone traps in detecting incipient populations of boll weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Investigation of two potential contributing factors. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(2):211-214.
Species composition of stink bugs in cotton and other major row crops in the Brazos River Bottom production area of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Esquivel, J.F. 2013. Species composition of stink bugs in cotton and other major row crops in the Brazos River Bottom production area of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 38:561-570.
Ingestion of a marked bacterial pathogen of cotton conclusively demonstrates feeding by first instar southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esquivel, J.F., Medrano, E.G. 2014. Ingestion of a marked bacterial pathogen of cotton conclusively demonstrates feeding by first instar southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Environmental Entomology. 43(1):110-115.
Molecular and functional characterization of the first tick CAP2b (periviscerokinin) receptor from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Bajracharya, P., Bravo Castillo, P., Nachman, R.J., Pietrantonio, P. 2013. Molecular and functional characterization of the first tick CAP2b (periviscerokinin) receptor from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 194:142-151.
Pink bollworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on the Southern Plains of Texas and in New Mexico: Distribution; and eradication of a remnant population     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breen Pierce, J., Allen, C., Multer, W., Doederlein, T., Anderson, M., Russell, S., Pope, J., Zink, R., Walters, M., Kerns, D., Westbrook, J.K., Smith, L. 2013. Pink bollworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on the Southern Plains of Texas and in New Mexico: Distribution; and eradication of a remnant population. Southwestern Entomologist. 38:369-378.
Diverse in- and output polarities and high complexity of local synaptic and nonsynaptic signalling within a chemically defined class of peptidergic Drosophila neurons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karsai, G., Pollak, E., Wacker, M., Voemel, M., Selcho, M., Berta, G., Nachman, R.J., Isaac, E., Molnar, L., Wegener, C. 2013. Diverse in- and output polarities and high complexity of local synaptic and nonsynaptic signalling within a chemically defined class of peptidergic Drosophila neurons. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 7:1-22. Doi:10.3389/fncir.2013.00127.
Wsr-88d Doppler Radar Detection of Corn Earworm Moth Migration     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Westbrook, J.K., Eyster, R.S., Wolf, W.W. 2014. WSR-88D doppler radar detection of corn earworm moth migration. International Journal of Biometeorology. 58:931-940.
The Molecular Characterization of the Kinin Transcript and the Physiological Effects of Kinins in the Blood-Gorging Insect Rhodnius prolixus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhatt, G., Da Silva, R., Nachman, R.J., Orchard, I. 2014. The molecular characterization of the kinin transcript and the physiological effects of kinins in the blood-gorging insect Rhodnius prolixus. Peptides. 53:148-158.
Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectra from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for rotary-wing applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Carlton, J.B. 2013. Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectra from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for rotary-wing applications. Atomization and Sprays. 22:997-1010.
Characterization of sulfakinin and sulfakinin receptor and their roles in food intake in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, N., Nachman, R.J., Smagghe, G. 2013. Characterization of sulfakinin and sulfakinin receptor and their roles in food intake in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 188:196-203.
Sex peptides and MIPs can activate the same G protein-coupled receptor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vandersmissen, H., Nachman, R.J., Vanden Broeck, J. 2013. Sex peptides and MIPs can activate the same G protein-coupled receptor. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 188:137-143.
Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XIII - (Other)
Nachman, R.J. 2013. Introduction: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XIII. Peptides. 41:1.
Species composition and relative abundance of stink bugs in the Brazos River Bottom - Second year results - (Proceedings)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Esquivel, J.F., Jones, G.D. 2013. Species composition and relative abundance of stink bugs in the Brazos River Bottom - Second year results. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 212-214.
Remote identification of potential boll weevil host plants: Airborne multispectral detection of regrowth cotton - (Proceedings)
Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Yang, C., Lan, Y., Eyster, R.S. 2013. Remote identification of potential boll weevil host plants: Airborne multispectral detection of regrowth cotton. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 1178-1184.
Capa-Gene Products in the Haematophagous Sandfly Phlebotomus Papatasi (Scopoli) - Vector for Leishmaniasis Disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Predel, R., Neupert, S., Russell, W.K., Hauser, F., Russell, D.H., Li, A.Y., Nachman, R.J. 2013. CAPA-gene products in the haematophagous sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) - Vector for leishmaniasis disease. Peptides. 41:2-7.
Analogs of sulfakinin-related peptides demonstrate reduction in food intake in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, while putative antagonists increase consumption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, N., Benzi, V., Zotti, M., Staljanssens, D., Kaczmarek, K., Zabrocki, J., Nachman, R.J., Smagghe, G. 2013. Analogs of sulfakinin-related peptides demonstrate reduction in food intake in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, while putative antagonists increase consumption. Peptides. 41:107-112.
Pollen analyses of tarnished plant bugs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, G.D., Allen, K.C. 2013. Pollen analyses of tarnished plant bugs. Palynology. 37:170-176.
Identification of the Pro orientation of CAP2b peptides for antidiuretic activity in the stink bug Acrosternum hilare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Oct-12)
Evaluation of insect CAP2b analogs with either an (E)-alkene, trans- or a (Z)-alkene, cis- Pro isostere identifies the Pro orientation for antidiuretic activity in the stink bug - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J., Wang, X.J., Etzkorn, F.A., Kaczmarek, K., Zabrocki, J., Lopez, J., Coast, G.M. 2013. Evaluation of insect CAP2b analogs with either an (E)-alkene, trans- or a (Z)-alkene, cis- Pro isostere identifies the Pro orientation for antidiuretic activity in the stink bug. Peptides. 41:101-106.
Evaluation of a new formulation of grandlure for the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Boratynski, T.N., Cano Rios, P., Armstrong, J.S., Escarcega, J.A., Campos-Ruelas, C. 2013. Evaluation of a new formulation of grandlure for the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 48:75-78.
Pollen analyses for pollination research, unacetolyzed pollen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, G.D. 2012. Pollen analyses for pollination research, unacetolyzed pollen. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 9:96-107.
Bats track and exploit changes in insect pest populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccracken, G.F., Westbrook, J.K., Brown, V.A., Eldridge, M., Federico, P., Kunz, T.H. 2012. Bats track and exploit changes in insect pest populations. Public Library of Science Biology. 7(8):e43839. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043839.
Drosulfakinin activates CCKLR-17D1 and promotes larval locomotion and escape response in Drosophila - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, X., Peterson, J., Nachman, R.J., Ganetzky, B. 2012. Drosulfakinin activates CCKLR-17D1 and promotes larval locomotion and escape response in Drosophila. Fly. 6:290-297.
Identification of the Pro orientation of CAP2b peptides for antidiuretic activity in the stink bug Acrosternum hilare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaczmarek, K., Wang, X.J., Etzkorn, F.A., Coast, G.M., Zabrocki, J., Lopez, J.D., Nachman, R.J. 2012. Identification of the Pro orientation of CAP2b peptides for antidiuretic activity in the stink bug Acrosternum hilare. Journal of Peptide Science. 18:S85-S86.
Species composition and relative abundance of stink bugs in cotton and other row crops in the Brazos River Bottom production area of Texas - (Proceedings)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K., Esquivel, J.F., Jones, G.D. 2012. Species composition and relative abundance of stink bugs in cotton and other row crops in the Brazos River Bottom production area of Texas. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 880-882.
Evaluation of insect CAP2b analogs with either an (E)-alkene, cis- or a trans-Pro isostere identifies the Pro orientation of antidiuretic activity - (Abstract Only)
Kaczmarek, K., Etzkorn, F., Coast, G., Zabrocki, J., Nachman, R.J. 2013. Evaluation of insect CAP2b analogs with either an (E)-alkene, cis- or a trans-Pro isostere identifies the Pro orientation of antidiuretic activity. Journal of Peptide Science. 19:181-183.
Results of a Two-Year Pink Bollworm Survey in the Southern Plains of Texas and New Mexico - (Proceedings)
Pierce, J., Multer, W., Doederlein, T., Anderson, M., Russell, S., Allen, C., Zink, R., Walters, M., Kerns, D., Westbrook, J.K. 2012. Results of a two-year pink bollworm survey in the southern plains of Texas and New Mexico. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. p. 935-940.
Influence of temperature on the rate of grandlure released from boll weevil pheromone lures - (Proceedings)
Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P. 2012. Influence of temperature on the rate of grandlure released from boll weevil pheromone lures. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 921-927.
Biostable analogs of insect kinin and insectatachykinin neuropeptides: Novel antifeedants and aphicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J., Smagghe, G. 2012. Biostable analogs of insect kinin and insectatachykinin neuropeptides: Novel antifeedants and aphicides. Pestycydy/Pesticides. 1-4:23-24.
Pollen analyses of Agathirsia wasps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, G.D., Pucci, T.M. 2012. Pollen analyses of Agathirsia wasps. Grana. 51:305-317.
Boll wall thickness in four cotton species and susceptibility to stink bug feeding - (Proceedings)
Esquivel, J.F., Hinze, L.L. 2012. Boll wall thickness in four cotton species and susceptibility to stink bug feeding. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 895-900.
Invertebrate Neuropeptides XII - (Other)
Nachman, R.J. 2012. Invertebrate Neuropeptides XII. Peptides. 34:1-2.
The FXPRLamide (pyrokinin/PBAN) family - (Book / Chapter)
Altstein, M., Hariton, A., Nachman, R.J. 2013. The FXPRLamide (pyrokinin/PBAN) family. In: Kastin, A.J., editor. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. 2nd edition. Elsevier Press, San Diego, CA. p. 255-266.
Sulfakinins - (Book / Chapter)
Schoofs, L., Jensson, T., Nachman, R.J. 2013. Sulfakinins. In: Kastin, A.J., editor. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. 2nd edition. Elsevier Press, San Diego, CA. p. 310-314.
Calcium montmorillonite clay reduces urinary biomarkers of fumonisin B1 exposure in rats and humans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robinson, A., Johnson, N.M., Strey, A.A., Taylor, J.F., Marroquin-Cardona, A., Mitchell, N.J., Afriyie-Gyawu, E., Ankrah, N., Williams, J.H., Wang, J., Jolly, P.E., Nachman, R.J., Phillips, T.D. 2012. Calcium montmorillonite clay reduces urinary biomarkers of fumonisin B1 exposure in rats and humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Part A 29:809-818.
Improved visualization of Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Part I: Morphological features for sex determination of multiple stadia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esquivel, J.F., Crippen, T.L., Ward, L.A. 2012. Improved visualization of Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Part I: Morphological features for sex determination of multiple stadia. Psyche. 2012:Article 328378. doi 1155-12-328478.
B-Type allatostatins and sex peptides - (Book / Chapter)
Vandersmissen, H., Nachman, R.J., Vanden Broeck, J. 2013. B-Type allatostatins and sex peptides. In: Kastin, A.J., editor. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. 2nd edition. Elsevier Press, San Diego, CA. p. 203-206.
Using Amaranthus palmeri pollen to mark captured tarnished plant bugs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, G.D., Allen, K.C. 2012. Pigweed pollen retention in laboratory-reared tarnished plant bugs. Palynology. DOI:10.1080.01916122.2012.662178.
Biostable and PEG polymer-conjugated insect pyrokinin analogs demonstrate antifeedant activity and induce high mortality in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J., Hamshou, M., Kaczmarek, K., Zabrocki, J., Smagghe, G. 2012. Biostable and PEG polymer-conjugated insect pyrokinin analogs demonstrate antifeedant activity and induce high mortality in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphidae). Peptides. 34:266-273.
Localization of selected pathogens of cotton within the southern green stink bug - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esquivel, J.F., Medrano, E.G. 2012. Localization of selected pathogens of cotton within the southern green stink bug. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 142:114-120.
Partly cloudy with a chance of migration: Weather, radars, and aeroecology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chilson, P.B., Frick, W.F., Kelly, J.F., Howard, K.W., Diehl, R.H., Larkin, R.P., Westbrook, J.K., Kelly, T.A., Kunz, T.H. 2012. Partly cloudy with a chance of migration: Weather, radars, and aeroecology. Bulletin of the American Meterological Society. 96:669-686.
Development of an antogonist and selective agonist of insect pyrokinin neuropeptides with dihydroimidazole, a trans-Pro mimetic motif - (Proceedings)
Nachman, R.J. 2011. Development of an antogonist and selective agonist of insect pyrokinin neuropeptides with dihydroimidazole, a trans-Pro mimetic motif. Proc. 2011 Int. Symp. Meeting of the Korean Soc. Appl. Biol., Chem. p. 99-102.
Neuropeptides of the cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Predel, R., Russell, W.K., Russell, D.H., Suh, C.P., Nachman, R.J. 2011. Neuropeptides of the cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter). Peptides. 34:39-43.
Active diuretic peptidomimetic insect kinin analogs that contain Beta-turn mimetic motif 4-aminopyroglutamate and lack native peptide bonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nachman, R.J., Kaczmarek, K., Zabrocki, J., Coast, G.M. 2012. Active diuretic peptidomimetic insect kinin analogs that contain Beta-turn mimetic motif 4-aminopyroglutamate and lack native peptide bonds. Peptides. 34:262-265.
Using an electronic nose to rapidly assess grandlure content in boll weevil pheromone lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suh, C.P., Ding, N., Lan, Y. 2011. Using an electronic nose to rapidly assess grandlure content in boll weevil pheromone lures. Journal of Bionic Engineering. 8:449-454.
Disruption of insect diapause using novel agonists and an antagonist of diapause hormone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Nachman, R.J., Kaczmarek, K., Zabrocki, J., Denlinger, D.L. 2011. Disruption of insect diapause using novel agonists and an antagonist of diapause hormone. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:16922-16926.
Attraction of milkweed stem weevils, Rhyssomatus spp. (Coleoptera: Curculiondae), to grandlure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suh, C.P., Westbrook, J.K. 2011. Attraction of milkweed stem weevils, Rhyssomatus spp. (Coleoptera: Curculiondae), to grandlure. Southwestern Entomologist. 36:375-376.
Estimating potential stylet penetration of southern green stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) - A mathematical modeling approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esquivel, J.F. 2011. Estimating potential stylet penetration of southern green stink bug - A mathematical modeling approach. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 140(2):163-170.
Euschistus servus (Say): A new host record for Mermithidae (Mermithida) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esquivel, J.F. 2011. Euschistus servus (Say): A new host record for Mermithidae (Mermithida). Southwestern Entomologist. 36:207-211.
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