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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Insect Management Systems for Urban Small Farms and Gardens

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory

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

Effect of chemical cues on the foraging and tunneling behavior of formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Jul-14)
Herbivory responsive C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor protein StZFP2 from potato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Synergy of aggregation pheromone with methyl (E,E,Z)-2,4,6-decatrienoate in attraction of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Leskey, T.C., Cabrera-Walsh, G.J., Khrimian, A. 2014. Synergy of aggregation pheromone with methyl (E,E,Z)-2,4,6-decatrienoate in attraction of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:1061-1068. DOI:10.1603/EC13502.
A wind-oriented sticky trap for evaluating the behavioural response of diabrotica speciosa (germar) to bitter cucurbit extracts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Walsh, G., Mattioli, F., Weber, D.C. 2014. A wind-oriented sticky trap for evaluating the behavioural response of diabrotica speciosa (germar) to bitter cucurbit extracts. International Journal of Pest Management. 60:46-51.
Establishing abiotic and biotic factors necessary for reliable male pheromone production and attraction to pheromones by female plum curculios Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hock, V., Chouinard, G., Lucas, E., Cormier, D., Leskey, T.C., Wright, S.E., Zhang, A., Pichette, A. 2014. Establishing abiotic and biotic factors necessary for reliable male pheromone production and attraction to pheromones by female plum curculios Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist. DOI.org/10.4039/tce.2014.1.
Transgenic bt rice does not challenge host preference of the target pest of rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Liu, H., Zhang, A., Ai, C., Zhou, S., Zhou, C., Wang, M. 2013. Transgenic bt rice does not challenge host preference of the target pest of rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera pyralidae). PLoS One. 8(11):e79032.
Behavioral response of grape root borer (Lepidopetera: Sesiidae) neonates to grape root volatiles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rijal, J., Zhang, A., Bergh, C. 2013. Behavioral response of grape root borer (Lepidopetera: Sesiidae) neonates to grape root volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 42(6):1338-1347.
Effect of a pheromone antagonist-based disruption blend on dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) mate-finding and infestation in a commercial apple orchard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frank, D., Zhang, A., Wright, S.E., Walgenbach, J., Bergh, C.J., Leskey, T.C. 2014. Effect of a pheromone antagonist-based disruption blend on dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) mate-finding and infestation in a commercial apple orchard. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(1):44-45.
Electrophysiological responses of the rice leaffolder, cnaphalocrocis medinalis (lepidoptera: pyralidae), to rice plant volatiles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Liu, Z., Zhang, A., Dong, H., Zeng, F., Pan, X., Wang, Y., Wang, M. 2014. Electrophysiological responses of the rice leaffolder, cnaphalocrocis medinalis (lepidoptera: pyralidae), to rice plant volatiles. Journal of Insect Science. 14(70).
Functional endogenous viral elements (EVEs) in the genome of the parasitoid wasp cotesia congregata: insights into the evolutionary dynamics of bracoviruses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bezier, A., Louis, F., Jancek, S., Periquet, G., Theze, J., Gyapay, G., Musset, K., Lesobre, J., Lenoble, P., Dupuy, C., Gundersen, D.E., Herniou, E., Drezen, J. 2013. Functional endogenous viral elements (EVEs) in the genome of the parasitoid wasp cotesia congregata: insights into the evolutionary dynamics of bracoviruses. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 368:1-14.
Immature development of Eretmocerus mundus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerling, D., Blackburn, M.B. 2013. Immature development of Eretmocerus mundus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae). Arthropod Structure and Development. 42:309-314.
Sex pheromone dispenser type and trap design affect capture of dogwood borer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C. 2013. Sex pheromone dispenser type and trap design affect capture of dogwood borer. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:390-397.
Influence of trap design on capture of female grape berry moth (lepidoptera: tortricidae) with a kairomone Lure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cha, D.H., Hesler, S.P., Linn, JR., C.E., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Knight, A.L. 2013. Influence of trap design on capture of female grape berry moth (lepidoptera: tortricidae) with a kairomone Lure. Environmental Entomology. 42(1):150-157.
Concentration- and time-response characteristics of plaque isolates of Agrotis ipsilon multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus derived from a field isolate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, R.L. 2013. Concentration- and time-response characteristics of plaque isolates of Agrotis ipsilon multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus derived from a field isolate. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112(2):159-161.
Discovery of a novel aquaporin ZmPIP2-8 from southern corn rootworm infested maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., Xu, H., Cooke, J.E. 2013. Discovery of a novel aquaporin ZmPIP2-8 from southern corn rootworm infested maize. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 8:8.
Genetic diversity among isolates of Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Book / Chapter)
Harrison, R.L., Popham, H.J., Breitenbach, J.E., Rowley, D.L. 2012. Genetic diversity among isolates of Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus. In: 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, August 5-9,2012, Beunos Aires, Argentina. pg.13.
Expression of biologically active human interferon alpha 2 in aloe vera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lowther, W., Yeow, W., Lawrence, S.D. 2012. Expression of biologically active human interferon alpha 2 in aloe vera. Transgenic Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11248-012-9616-0.
Genetic variation and virulence of Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus and Trichoplusia ni single nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, R.L., Popham, H.J., Breitenbach, J.E., Rowley, D.L. 2012. Genetic variation and virulence of Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus and Trichoplusia ni single nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 110(1):33-47.
Baculovirus infection of the armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) feeding on spiny- or smooth-edged grass (Festuca spp.) leaf blades - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keathley, C.P., Harrison, R.L., Potter, D.A. 2012. Baculovirus infection of the armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) feeding on spiny- or smooth-edged grass (Festuca spp.) leaf blades. Biological Control. 61(2):147-154.
Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, M., Shen, L., Zhang, A., Zheng, J. 2011. Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit. Journal of Plant Physiology. 168(15):1820-1827.
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