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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

COLIN S.. BRENT

Research Entomologist

1 - Biography
2 - Key Publications
Key Publications

Hull JJ, Geib SM, Fabrick JA, CS Brent (2013) Sequencing and de novo assembly of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) transcriptome. PloS One 8(1): e0055105.   PDF File

Hartfelder K, Bitondi MMG,CS Brent, Guidugli-Lazzarini KR, Simões ZLP, Stabentheiner A, Tanaka ED, Wang Y (2013) Standard methods for physiology and biochemistry research in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research 52: 1.06.   PDF File

C Penick, B Trobaugh, CS Brent, J Liebig (2013) Head butting as an early indicator of reproductive disinhibition in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Journal of Insect Behavior 26: 23-34.   PDF File

AR Smith, KM Kapheim, B Pérez-Ortega, CS Brent, WT Wcislo (2013) Juvenile hormone titres reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial bee Zootermopsis nevadensis. Journal of Insect Behavior (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior 63: 1-4.   PDF File

CS Brent (2012) Classification of diapause status by color phenotype in Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Science 12:136.   PDF File

Y Wang,CS Brent, E Fennern, GV Amdam (2012) Gustatory perception and fat body energy metabolism are jointly affected by vitellogenin and juvenile hormone in honey bees. PLoS Genetics 8(6): e1002779.   PDF File

W Booth, CS Brent , DV Calleri, RB Rosengaus, JFA Traniello, EL Vargo (2012) Population genetic structure and colony breeding system in dampwood termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis and Z. nevadensis nuttingi). Insectes Sociaux 59: 127-137.   PDF File

A Dolezal, CS Brent , B Hoelldobler, GV Amdam (2012) Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 454-460.   PDF File

RB Rosengaus, L-T James, TR Hartke, CS Brent (2011) Mate preference and disease risk in Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera: Termopsidae). Environmental Entomology 40: 1554-1565.   PDF File

CS Brent, JA Byers (2011) Female attractiveness modulated by a male-derived antiaphrodisiac pheromone in a plant bug. Animal Behaviour 82: 937-943.  PDF File

CS Brent, DW Spurgeon (2011) Diapause Response of Laboratory Reared and Native Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). Environmental Entomology 40: 455-461.  PDF File

CS Brent, MP Fasnacht, TM Judd (2011) Post-mating enhancement of fecundity in female Lygus hesperus. Physiological Entomology, 36: 141-148.  PDF File

S Helms-Cahan, CJ Graves, CS Brent (2011) Intergenerational effect of juvenile hormone on offspring in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 181: 991-999.  PDF File

CA Penick, J Liebig, CS Brent (2011) Reproduction, dominance, and caste: endocrine profiles of queens and workers of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197: 1063–1071.  PDF File

DW Spurgeon, CS Brent (2010) Morphological characters of diapause in Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Entomological Science, 45: 1-14.  PDF File

CS Brent (2010) Reproductive refractoriness in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102: 300-306.  PDF File

CS Brent (2010) Stage-specific effects of population density on the development and fertility of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Science 10: 49, available online: insectscience.org/10.49.  PDF File

CS Brent (2010) Reproduction of the Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus hesperus, in relation to age, gonadal activity and mating status. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 28-34.  PDF File

GV Amdam, RE Page, MK Fondrk, CS Brent (2010) Hormone response to bidirectional selection on social behavior. Evolution and Development 12: 428-436.  PDF File

A Dolezal, CS Brent (2009) General dissection of female ant reproductive system and brain. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 4. doi:10.1101/pdb.prot5244.

CS Brent, A Dolezal (2009) Juvenile hormone extraction, purification, and quantification in ants. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 4. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5246.

CS Brent, A Dolezal (2009) Ant ecdysteroid extraction and radioimmunoassay. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 4. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5247.

CS Brent, A Dolezal (2009) Radiochemical assay of juvenile hormone biosynthesis rate in ants. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 4. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5248.

J Liebig, D Eliyahu, CS Brent (2009) Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles indicate reproductive status in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis.  Behavior, Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1799–1807. doi: 10.1007/s00265-009-0807-5.  PDF File

A Dolezal, CS Brent, J Gadau, B Hoelldobler, G Amdam (2009) Endocrine physiology of the division of labour in Pogonomyrmex californicus founding queens. Animal Behavior 77: 1005-1010PDF File

CS Brent (2009) Control of Termite Caste Differentiation.  In: J Gadau, J Fewell (eds) Organization of Insect Societies – From Genome to Sociocomplexity, pp. 105-127. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

CS Brent, JFA Traniello, EL Vargo (2008) Benefits and costs of secondary polygyny in the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis.  Environmental Entomology 37: 883-888. PDF File

T Schwander, J-Y Humbert, CS Brent, S Helms Cahan, L Keller (2008)  Maternal effect on female caste determination in a social insect.  Current Biology, 18: 265-269.  PDF File

CS Brent, C Schal, EL Vargo (2007) Endocrine effects of social stimuli on maturing queens of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis.  Physiological Entomology, 32: 26-33.  PDF File

CS Brent, C Peeters, V Dietmann, R Crewe, EL Vargo (2006) Hormonal correlates of reproductive status in the queenless Ponerine ant, Streblognathus peetersi.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 192: 315-320.  PDF File

CS Brent, C Schal, EL Vargo (2005) Endocrine changes in maturing primary queens of Zootermopsis angusticollis.  Journal of Insect Physiology 51: 1200-1209.  PDF File

L de Menten, D Fournier, CS Brent, L Passera, EL Vargo, S Aron (2005) Dual mechanism of queen influence over sex ratio in the ant Pheidole pallidula.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58: 527-533.  PDF File

CS Brent, EL Vargo (2003) Changes in juvenile hormone biosynthetic rate and whole body content in maturing virgin queens of Solenopsis invicta.  Journal of Insect Physiology 49: 967-974PDF File

CS Brent, JFA Traniello (2002) Effect of Enhanced Dietary Nitrogen on Reproductive Maturation of the Termite Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera: Termopsidae).  Environmental Entomology 31(2): 313-318.  PDF File

CS Brent, JFA Traniello (2001) Social influence of larvae on ovarian maturation in primary and secondary reproductives of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis.  Physiological Entomology 26: 78-85.  PDF File

CS Brent, JFA Traniello (2001) Influence of sex-specific stimuli on ovarian maturation in primary and secondary reproductives of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis.  Physiological Entomology 26: 239-247.  PDF File

CS Brent, JFA Traniello (2001) Social regulation of testicular development in primary and secondary males of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis Hagen.  Insectes Sociaux 48: 384-391.  PDF File

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