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Katherine Aronstein (Kate)
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (225) 767-9284
Fax: (225) 766-9212
1157 BEN HUR ROAD
BATON ROUGE, LA, 70820

Projects
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426305

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance - (Book / Chapter)
Aronstein, K.A., Holloway, B.A. 2013. Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance. Microbial Pathogenesis. ISBN (13) 1:402-410.
Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research - (Book / Chapter)
De Graaf, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K.A., Budge, G., Dekoker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D.W., Evans, J.D., Foster, L.J., Funfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, E., Gregoric, A., Human, H., Murray, K.D., Nguyen, B., Poppinga, L., Spivak, M., Vanengelsdorf, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. In Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis and Peter Neumann (Editors) "Standard methods for Apis mellifera pests and pathogens", "Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research", The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II.
A serological method for detection of Nosema ceranae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Webster, T. 2013. A serological method for detection of Nosema ceranae. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 114(3):621-625.
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - (Book / Chapter)
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1):#13 in 2013 COLOSS Bee Book
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1).
Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health - (Popular Publication)
Aronstein, K.A., Douglas, A. 2012. Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health. American Bee Journal. 8:789-790.
How Varroa parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Vega, R., Westmiller, S., Douglas, A.E. 2012. How Varroa parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Insects. 3(3):601-615.
RNAi in agriculturally-important arthropods Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Aronstein, K.A., Oppert, B.S., Lorenzen, M.D. 2011. RNAi in agriculturally-important arthropods. In: Grabowski, P., editor. RNA Processing. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. p. 157-180.
Nosema ceranae detection by microscopy and antibody tests - (Book / Chapter)
Webster, T.C., Aronstein, K.A. 2011. Nosema ceranae detection by microscopy and antibody tests. Aronstein, K.A., Cabanillas, H.E. 2011. Chalkbrood re-examined. In: Sammataro, D., Yoder, J.A., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, RL: CRC Press. p. 115-120.
Chalkbrood re-examined - (Book / Chapter)
Aronstein, K.A., Cabanillas, H.E. 2011. Chalkbrood re-examined. In: Sammataro, D., Yoder, J.A., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, RL: CRC Press. p. 121-130.
Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of fungal isolates for use against the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Apr-11)
Influence of genomics in honey bee research - (Popular Publication) - (10-Jan-11)
Evaluation of Nosema ceranae spore-specific polyclonal antibodies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Webster, T.C. 2011. Evaluation of Nosema ceranae spore-specific polyclonal antibodies. Journal of Apicultural Research. 50(2):145-151.
Transcriptional responses in honey bee larvae infected with chalkbrood fungus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D., Saldivar, E. 2010. Transcriptional responses in honey bee larvae infected with chalkbrood fungus. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 11:Article 391.
Variation in and responses to brood pheromone of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, B.N., Pankiw, T., Tichy, S.E., Aronstein, K.A., Crewe, R.M. 2010. Variation in and responses to brood pheromone of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36(4):432-440.
Managed pollinator CAP coordinated agricultural project: detecting Nosema in time - (Popular Publication) - (20-Jan-10)
Detect Nosema parasite in time - (Popular Publication) - (20-Jan-10)
Managed pollinator CAP Coordinated Agricultural Project - (Popular Publication)
Aronstein, K.A. 2010. Managed pollinator CAP Coordinated Agricultural Project. American Bee Journal. 150(1):63-65.
Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects - (Popular Publication)
Drummond, F., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, J., Ellis, J., Evans, J., Ostiguy, N., Sheppard, W., Spivak, M., Visscher, K. 2010. Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects. American Bee Journal 151(7):69-375.
Detect Nosema parasite in time to save bee colonies - (Popular Publication)
Aronstein, K.A. 2010. Detect Nosema parasite in time to save bee colonies. American Bee Journal. 150(1):63-65.
Chalkbrood disease in honey bees - (Review Article)
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D. 2010. Chalkbrood disease in honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103(Suppl. 1):20-29.
Promiscuous DNA and terramycin resistance in American Foulbrood bacteria - (Popular Publication)
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., Eischen, F.A. 2009. Promiscuous DNA and terramycin resistance in American Foulbrood bacteria. American Bee Journal. 149(6):577-581.
Transformations of the gram-positive honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae, by electroporation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A. 2008. Transformations of the Gram-positive honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae, by electroporation. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 75(2):325-328.
High mobility group (HMG-box) genes in the honeybee fungal pathogen Ascosphaera apis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D., De Leon, J.H., Qin, X., Weinstock, G.M. 2007. High mobility group (HMG-box) genes in the honeybee fungal pathogen Ascosphaera apis. Mycologia. 99(4):553-561.
Analysis of pMA67, a predicted rolling-circle replicating, mobilizable, tetracycline-resistance plasmid from the honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., De Leon, J.H. 2007. Analysis of pMA67, a predicted rolling-circle replicating, mobilizable, tetracycline-resistance plasmid from the honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae. Plasmid. 58(2):89-100.
Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibbs, R.A., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Maleszka, R., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G.E., Weaver, D.B., Worley, K.C., Beye, M., Bork, P., Elsik, C.G., Hartfelder, K., Hunt, G.J., Zdobnov, E.M., Amdam, G.V., Bitondi, M.M., Collins, A.M., Cristino, A.S., Lafforff, H.G., Lobo, C.H., Moritz, R.F., Nunes, F.M., Simoes, Z.L., Wheeler, D., Hackett, K.J., Aronstein, K.A., Lopez, D.L., Decanini, L.I., Chen, Y., Sakazume, N., Sasaki, D., Tagami, M., Albert, S., Baggerman, G., Beggs, K.T., Bloch, G., Cazzamali, G., Drapeau, M.D., Eisenhardt, D., Emore, C., Ewing, M.A., Foret, S., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.U., Hauser, F., Hummon, A.B., Huybrechts, J., Jones, A.K., Kaplan, N., Kucharski, R., Leboulle, G., Linial, M., Littleton, T.J., Mercer, A.R., Richmand, T.A., Rodriguez-Zas, S.L., Rubin, E.B., Sattelle, D.B., Schlipalius, D., Schoofs, L., Sweedler, J.V., Verleyen, P., Vierstraete, E., Williams, G., Williamson, M.R., Ament, S.A., Brown, S.J., Corona, M., Dearden, P.K., Dunn, A.W., Elekonich, M.M., Fahrbach, S.E., Fujiyuki, T., Gattermeier, I., Gempe, T., Hasselmann, M., Kadowaki, T., Kage, E., Kamikouchi, A., Kubo, T., Kunieda, T., Lorenzen, M.D., Milshina, N.V., Morioka, M., Mougel, F., Ohashi, K., Overbeek, R., Page, R.E., Ross, C.A., Schioett, M., Shippy, T., Takeuchi, H., Toth, A.L., Velarde, R., Willis, J.H., Wilson, M.J., Berenbaum, M.R., Cohen, M., Gordon, K.H., Letunic, I. et al. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature. 443:931-949.
Oxytetracycline-Resistance in the Honey Bee Pathogen Paenibacillus Larvae Is Encoded on Novel Plasmid Pma67 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A. 2006. Oxytetracycline-resistance in the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae is encoded on novel plasmid pMa67. Journal of Apicultural Research. 45(4):207-214.
Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qin, X., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D. 2006. Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis. Insect Molecular Biology. 15(5):715-718.
Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J.D., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, Y., Hetru, C., Imler, J., Jiang, H., Zhou, C., Kanost, M., Thompson, G., Hultmark, D. 2006. Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:645-656.
Sid-1 Is Implicated in Systemic Gene Silencing in the Honey Bee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Pankiw, T., Saldivar, E. 2006. SID-1 is implicated in systemic gene silencing in the honey bee. Journal of Apicultural Research. 45(1):20-24.
A molecular diagnostic method for selected Ascosphaera species using PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer regions of rDNA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., Jones, W.A. 2005. A molecular diagnostic method for selected Ascosphaera species using PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer regions of rDNA. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44(2):61-64.
Characterization of a Honey Bee Toll Related Receptor Gene Aw18w and Its Potential Involvement in Antimicrobial Immune Defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E. 2005. Characterization of a honey bee Toll related receptor gene Am18w and its potential involvement in antimicrobial immune defense. Apidologie. 36(1):3-14.
Antimicrobial Activity of Allicin Against Honey Bee Pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aronstein, K.A., Hayes, G.W. 2004. Antimicrobial activity of allicin against honey bee pathogens. Journal of Apicultural Research. 43(2):57-59.
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