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Handler, A. M., M. L. Allen and S. R. Skoda.  2009.  Development and utilization of transgenic New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology 23 (Suppl. 1), 98–105.  Link to PDF

Grazyna J. Zimowska, Xavier Nirmala, and Alfred M. Handler.  2009.  The b2-tubulin gene from three tephritid fruit fly species and use of its promoter for sperm marking.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 39 508–515.  Link to PDF

Nirmala, X., G. J. Zimowska and A. M. Handler.  2009.  Characterization of the proteasomeß2 subunit gene and its mutant allele in the tephritid fruit fly pest, Anastrepha suspensa.  Insect Molecular Biology 18 (3), 333–340.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M., G. J. Zimowska and K. F. Armstrong.  2008.  Highly similar piggyBac elements in Bactrocera that share a common lineage with elements in noctuid moths.  Insect Molecular Biology 17 (4), 387–393.  Link to PDF

Zimowska, Grazyna J. and Alfred M. Handler.  2006.  Highly conserved piggyBac elements in noctuid species of Lepidoptera.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36 421–428.  Link to PDF

Horn, C. and A. M. Handler.  2005.  Site-Specific Genomic Targeting in Drosophila.  Proceedings of the National Academyof Sciences of the United States of America 102:12483-12488.  Link to PDF

Li, X., R. A. Harrell, A. M. Handler, T. Beam, K. Hennessy, and M. J. Fraser.  2005.  Piggybac Internal Sequences Are Necessary for Efficient Transformation of Target Genomes.  Insect Molecular Biology 14:17-30.  Link to PDF

Allen, M. L., A. M. Handler, D. R. Berkebile, and S. R. Skoda.  2004.  Piggybac Transformation of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, Produces Multiple Distinct Mutant Strains.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology 18:1-9.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M., G. J. Zimowska, and C. Horn.  2004.  Post-Integration Stabilization of a Transposon Vector by Terminal Sequence Deletion in Drosophila melanogaster.  Nature Biotechnology 22:1150-1154.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2004.  Understanding and Improving Transgene Stability and Expression in Insects for SIT and Conditional Lethal Release Programs.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34:121-130.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and R. W. Beeman.  2003.  United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service: Advances in the Molecular Genetic Analysis of Insects and Their Application to PestManagement.  PestManagement Science 59:728-735.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2003.  Isolation and Analysis of a New Hopper Hat Transposon from the Bactrocera dorsalis White Eye Strain.  Genetica 118:17-24.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2002.  Prospects for Using Genetic Transformation for Improved SIT and New Biocontrol Methods.  Genetica 116:137-149.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2002.  Use of the Piggybac Transposon for Germ-Line Transformation of Insects.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 32:1211-1220.  Link to PDF

Perera, O. P., R. A. Harrell, and A. M. Handler.  2002.  Germ-Line Transformation of the South American Malaria Vector, Anopheles albimanus, with a Piggybaclegfp Transposon Vector Is Routine and Highly Efficient.  Insect Molecular Biology 11:291-297.  Link to PDF

Benedict, M. Q., W. J. Tabachnick, S. Higgs, A. F. Azad, C. B. Beard, J. C. Beier , A. M. Handler, A. A. James, C. C. Lord , R. S. Nasci, K. E. Olson, J. Y. Richmond, T. W. Scott, D. W. Severson, E. D. Walker, and E. D. Wesson.  2001.  Arthropod Containment Guidelines - (Version 3.1) - A Project of the American  Committee of Medical Entomology - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2001.  A Current Perspective on Insect Gene Transformation.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 31:111-128.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and R. A. Harrell.  2001.  Polyubiquitin-Regulated DsRed Marker for Transgenic Insects.  Biotechniques 31:820-828.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and R. A. Harrell.  2001.  Transformation of the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa, with a Piggybac Vector Marked with Polyubiquitin-Regulated GFP.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 31:199-205.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and A. A. James.  2000.  Insect Transgenesis: Methods and Applications.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  2000.  An Introduction to the History and Methodology of Insect Gene Transfer.  pp. 3-26 In: Insect Transgenesis. CRC Press Inc, Boca Raton, Florida.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. D. Mccombs.  2000.  The Piggybac Transposon Mediates Germ-Line Transformation in the Oriental Fruit Fly and Closely Related Elements Exist in Its Genome.  Insect Molecular Biology 9:605-612.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and R. A. Harrell.  1999.  Germline Transformation of Drosophila melanogasterwith the Piggybac Transposon Vector.  Insect Molecular Biology 8:449-457.  Link to PDF

Harari, A. R., A. M. Handler, and P. J. Landolt.  1999.  Size-Assortative Mating, Male Choice and Female Choice in the Curculionid Beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus.  Animal Behaviour 58:1191-1200.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M., S. D. Mccombs, M. J. Fraser, and S. H. Saul.  1998.  The Lepidopteran Transposon Vector, Piggybac, Mediates Germ-Line Transformation in the Mediterranean Fruit Fly.  Proceedings of the NationalAcademyof Sciences of the United States of America 95:7520-7525.  Link to PDF

Gomez, S. and A. Handler.  1997.  A Drosophila melanogasterHobo-White Super(+) Vector Mediates Low Frequency Gene Transfer in D. virilis with Full Interspecific White Super(+) Complementation.  Insect Molecular Biology 6:165-171.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  1997.  Developmental Regulation of Yolk Protein Gene Expression in Anastrepha suspensa.  Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 36:25-35.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1997.  A New Hobo, Ac, Tam3 Transposable Element, Hopper, From Bactrocera dorsalisIs Distantly Related to Hobo and Ac.  Gene 185:133-135.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1997.  Erratum  A New Hobo, Ac, Tam3 Transposable Element, Hopper, From Bactrocera dorsalis Is Distantly Related to Hobo and Ac (Vol 185:133-135, 1997). Gene 193:127.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1997.  P Element Excision in Drosophila Is Stimulated by Gamma-Irradiation in Transient Embryonic Assays.  Genetical Research 70:75-78.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1996.  An Analysis of the hobo Transposable Element for Gene-Vector Development.   In: Bruce A. McPheron, Gary J. Steck, Eds., Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management, pp. 221-229, St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, Florida.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1996.  The Hobo Transposable Element Excises and Has Related Elements in Tephritid Species.  Genetics 143:1339-1347.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and S. P. Gomez.  1995.  The Hobo Transposable Element Has Transposase-Dependent and Transposase-Independent Excision Activity in Drosophilid Species.  Molecular & General Genetics 247:399-408.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M., S. P. Gomez, and D. A. Obrochta.  1993.  A Functional Analysis of the P-Element Gene-Transfer Vector in Insects.  Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 22:373-384.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M., S. P. Gomez, and D. A. Obrochta.  1993.  Negative Regulation of P-Element Excision by the Somatic Product and Terminal Sequences of P in Drosophila melanogaster.  Molecular & General Genetics 237:145-151.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and D. A. Obrochta.  1991.  Prospects for Gene Transformation in Insects.  Annual Review of Entomology 36:159-183.  Link to PDF

Obrochta, D. A., S. P. Gomez, and A. M. Handler.  1991.  P Element Excision in Drosophila melanogasterand Related Drosophilids.  Molecular & General Genetics 225:387-394.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and P. Maroy.  1989.  Ecdysteroid Receptors in Drosophila melanogasterAdult Females.  Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 63:103-109.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. and D. A. Obrochta.  1988.  An Assessment of Gene Transformation in Insects.  In: Sehnal, Frantisek.; Zabza, Andrzej. Endocrinological Frontiers in Physiological Insect Ecology: Proceedings of the International Conference on Endocrinological Frontiers in Physiological Insect Ecology,Szklarska Poreba, Poland, 7-12 September 1987, Technical University Press, Wroclaw.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and P. D. Shirk.  1988.  Identification and Analysis of the Major Yolk Polypeptide From the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa(Loew).  Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 9:91-106.  Link to PDF)

Obrochta, D. A. and A. M. Handler.  1988.  Mobility of P Elements in Drosophilids and Nondrosophilids.  Proceedings of the NationalAcademyof Sciences of the United States of America85:6052-6056.  Link to PDF

Shirk, P. D., D. A. Obrochta, P. E. Roberts, and A. M. Handler.  1988.  Sex-Specific Selection Using Chimeric Genes: Applications to Sterile Insect Release.  pp. 135-146 In P. A. Hedin, J. J. Menn, and R. M. Hollingworth [eds.], Biotechnology for Crop Protection,Developed from a symposium sponsored by the Division of Agrochemicals at the Third Special Conference of the Division of Agrochemicals of the American Chemical Society, Snowbird, Utah, 1987. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and P. D. Shirk.  1987.  An Analysis of Yolk Proteins from the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa.  pp. 137-148 In A. P. Economopoulos [ed.], Fruit flies: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Fruit Flies. Symposium Organizing Committee ; New York, NY, U.S.A.: Distributors for USAand Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., Greece.  Link to PDF

Belote, J. M., A. M. Handler, M. F. Wolfner, K. J. Livak, and B. S. Baker.  1985.  Sex-Specific Regulation of Yolk Protein Gene-Expression in Drosophila.  Cell 40:339-348.  Link to PDF

Zimowska, G., A. M. Handler, and B. Cymborowski.  1985.  Cellular Events in the Prothoracic Glands and Ecdysteroid Titers During the Last-Larval Instar of Spodoptera-Littoralis.  Journal of Insect Physiology 31:331-  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  1982.  Ecdysteroid Titers During Pupal and Adult Development in Drosophila melanogaster.  Developmental Biology 93:73-82.  Link to PDF

Postlethwait, J. H., G. Lauge, and A. M. Handler.  1980.  Yolk Protein Synthesis in Ovariectomized and Genetically Agametic [X87] Drosophila melanogaster.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 40:385-390.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and R. J. Konopka.  1979.  Transplantation of a Circadian Pacemaker in Drosophila.  Nature 279:236-238.  Link to PDF

Postlethwait, J. H. and A. M. Handler.  1979.  The Roles of Juvenile Hormone and 20-Hydroxy-Ecdysone During Vitellogenesis in Isolated Abdomens of Drosophila melanogaster.  Journal of Insect Physiology 25:455-460.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and J. H. Postlethwait.  1978.  Regulation of Vitellogenin Synthesis in Drosophila by Ecdysterone and Juvenile Hormone.  Journal of Experimental Zoology 206:247-254.  Link to PDF

Postlethwait, J. H. and A. M. Handler.  1978.  Nonvitellogenic Female Sterile Mutants and Regulation of Vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.  Developmental Biology 67:202-213.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M. and J. H. Postlethwait.  1977.  Endocrine Control of Vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster:  Effects of Brain and Corpus Allatum.  Journal of Experimental Zoology 202:389-401.  Link to PDF

Handler, A. M.  1977.  Endocrine and Gene Control of Vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.  Universityof Oregon.  Link to PDF


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