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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

JIAN CHEN
Biological Control of Pests Research Unit
Research Entomologist

Phone: (662) 686-3066
Fax: (662) 686-5281
59 LEE ROAD
NBCL
STONEVILLE, MS, 38776-0067

Projects
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-base Control
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422755
NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR CONTROLLING RED IMPORTED FIRE ANTS
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 420664
Areawide Management of Imported Fire Ants
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 421139
DsRNA Constructs for Fire Ant Control
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425416

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A comparative study between Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri on tolerance to heat and desiccation stresses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Rashid, T., Feng, G. 2014. A comparative study between Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri on tolerance to heat and desiccation stresses. PLoS One. 9:e96842.
Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Sampson, B.J., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Demirci, B., Husnu Can Baser, K., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Agramonte, N.M., Becnel, J.J., Rajasekaran, K., Chen, J., Spiers, J.M. 2013. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 18:4308-4327.
Inhibitory activities of venom alkaloids from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, against the growth of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (E.F. Smith) Davis et al. in vitro and the application of - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, S., Jin, X., Chen, J., Lu, S. 2013. Inhibitory activities of venom alkaloids from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, against the growth of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (E.F. Smith) Davis et al. in vitro and the application of. International Journal of Pest Management. 59:150-156.
Transcription profiling of guanine nucleotide binding proteins during developmental regulation, and pesticide response in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, L., Chen, J., Jones, W.A. 2012. Transcription profiling of guanine nucleotide binding proteins during developmental regulation, and pesticide response in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Physiology. 4:1-9.
Effect of gland extracts on digging and residing preferences of red imported fire ant workers (Hymenoptera: formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Jun-12)
Molecular comparisons suggest caribbean crazy ant from Florida and rasberry crazy ant from Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Nylanderia) are the same species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, L., Chen, J., Jones, W.A., Oi, D.H., Drees, B.M. 2012. Molecular comparisons suggest caribbean crazy ant from Florida and rasberry crazy ant from Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Nylanderia) are the same species. Environmental Entomology. 41(4):1008-1018.
Effects of purified piperidine and piperideine alkaloids from the venom of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta on Pythium ultimum growth in vitro and on cucumber damping-off in the greenhouse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, X., Li, S., and Chen, J. Effects of purified piperidine and piperideine alkaloids from the venom of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta on Pythium ultimum growth in vitro and on cucumber damping-off in the greenhouse. Pest Management Science. 68: 1546-1552 DOI: 10.1002/ps.3337. 2012.
Toxicity of formic acid against red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., and Rashid, T. Toxicity of formic acid against red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Pest Management Science. 68: 1393-1399. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3319. 2012
Complete cDNAs from Nylanderia cf. pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). --GenBank accession numbers: JF815100-JF815104 - (Other)
Zhao, L., Chen, J. 2011. Complete cDNAs from Nylanderia cf. pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). --GenBank accession numbers: JF815100-JF815104. Genbank. JF815100-JF815104.
Identification and transcription profiling of Trypsin in Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae): Developmental regulation, blood feeding, and Permethrin exposure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, L., Chen, J., Becnel, J.J., Kline, D.L., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K. 2011. Identification and transcription profiling of Trypsin in Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae): Developmental regulation, blood feeding, and Permethrin exposure. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(3):546-553.
Cloning and transcription profiling of trypsin in Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicdae) - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-11)
cDNAs from Nylanderia sp nr pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Other)
Zhao, L., Chen, J. 2011. cDNAs from Nylanderia sp nr pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genbank. HQ636472-HQ636478.
A sensitive monoclonal antibody-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for chlorpyrifos residue determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y.H., Chen, J., Guo, Y.R., Wang, C.M., Liang, X., Zhu, G.N. 2011. A sensitive monoclonal antibody-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for chlorpyrifos residue determination. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. 46:313-320.
Ingested boric acid on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J. 2011. Ingested boric acid on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 46: 89-95.
Identification and expression profile of multiple genes in response to magnesium exposure in Culex quinquefasciatus larvae. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, L., Becnel, J.J., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K., Chen, J., Jin, X. 2010. Identification and expression profile of multiple genes in response to magnesium exposure in Culex quinquefasciatus larvae. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(6):1053-1061.
Specific antibody for pesticide residue determination produced by antibody-pesticide complex Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Chen, J., Wang, C., Guo, Y., Liang, X., Zhu, G. 2010. Specific antibody for pesticide residue determination produced by antibody-pesticide complex. Journal of Environmental Science and Health.
Complete cDNAs from Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). --GenBank accession numbers: HM130684-HM130685. - (Other) - (19-Apr-10)
Cloning and mRNA Expression of NADH Dehydrogenase during Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus Development and Pesticide Response - (Abstract Only)
Zhao, L., Kline, D.L., Becnel, J.J., Chen, J., Jin, X., Allan, S.A., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K. 2010. Cloning and mRNA Expression of NADH Dehydrogenase during Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus Development and Pesticide Response. Meeting Abstract.
Complete cDNAs from Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). GenBank GU980916-GU980928. - (Other)
Zhao, L., Chen, J., Jin, X. 2010. Complete cDNAs from Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). GenBank GU980916-GU980928.. Genbank.
Complete cDNAs from Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae. - (Other)
Zhao, L., Chen, J., Jin, X., Becnel, J.J., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K. 2010. Complete cDNAs from Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Genbank. GU471214-GU471228
Complete cDNAs from Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). --GenBank accession numbers: GU582126-GU582140. - (Other)
Zhao, L., Chen, J. 2011. Complete cDNAs from Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). --GenBank accession numbers: GU582126-GU582140.. Genbank.
Interspecific Variation of delta-1,6-piperideines in Imported Fire Ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Shang, H., Jin, X. 2010. Interspecific Variation of delta-1,6-piperideines in Imported Fire Ants. Toxicon. 55(2010)1181-1187.
Phenotypic and Genotypic Characters Associated with Polygyne Hybrid Imported Fire Ant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garlapati, R.B., Cross, D.C., Caprio, M.A., Sabanadzovic, S., Chen, J. 2010. Phenotypic and Genotypic Characters Associated with Polygyne Hybrid Imported Fire Ant. Midsouth Entomologist. 3:26-32.
Abundance of -1,6-piperideine alkaloids in imported fire ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J., Jin, X., and Shang, H.W. 2009. Abundance of ¿1,6-piperideine alkaloids in imported fire ants. Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology. Beijing, P. R. China, October 18-22, 2009. pp. 82.
Optimization of compatible non-ionic surfactant for formulation development of hydrophobic conidia of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales:Cordycipitaceae) and Metarhizium anisopliae Hypocreales:Clavicipita - (Proceedings)
Jin, X., Chen, J., Streett, D.A., and Weaver, M.A. 2009. Optimization of compatible non-ionic surfactant for formulation development of hydrophobic conidia of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) and Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology. Beijing, P. R. China, October 18-22, 2009. pp. 145.
Response of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to potassium oleate water solution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Shang, H., Jin, X. 2009. Response of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to potassium oleate water solution. Insect Science. 17:121-128.
Advances in Research on the Venom Chemistry of Imported Fire Ants - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, J., Shang, H. 2010. Advances in Research on the Venom Chemistry of Imported Fire Ants. In: Liu, T.X., L. Kang, editors. Recent Advances in Entomological Research: From Molecular Biology to Integrated Pest Management. Beijing, China: Higher Education Press. p. 251-260.
An Automatic System for Continuously Monitoring Digging Volume of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2009. An Automatic System for Continuously Monitoring Digging Volume of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Laboratory. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(3): 1393-1395.
Piperideine Alkaloids from the Poison Gland of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Shang, H., Rojas, M.G. 2009. Piperideine Alkaloids from the Poison Gland of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Available: http://pubs.acs.org
Method for Determining the best Hydrophilic-lipophilic Balance (HLB) Number of a Compatible Non-ionic Surfactant in Formulation Development for Areal Conidia of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, X., Ugine, T. A., Chen, J., Streett, D. A. 2009. Method for Determining the best Hydrophilic-lipophilic Balance (HLB) Number of a Compatible Non-ionic Surfactant in Formulation Development for Areal Conidia of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19(3): 341-347.
Repellency of an Over-the-counter Essential Oil Product from China against Workers of Red Imported Fire Ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2009.Repellency of an Over-the-counter Essential Oil Product from China against Workers of Red Imported Fire Ants. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 57(2):618-622.
Effect of Surfactants on Red Imported Fire Ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J., Jin, X. Effect of Surfactants on Red Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2008
New Distribution Record and Behavioral Observations for Psudacteon curvatus (DIPTERA: PHORIDAE), a Parasitoid of Solenopsis richteri, S. invicta, and Their Hybrid (HYMENTOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogt, J.T., Rashid, T., Chen, J. 2008. New Distribution Record and Behavioral Observations for Psudacteon curvatus (DIPTERA: PHORIDAE), a Parasitoid of Solenopsis richteri, S. invicta, and Their Hybrid (HYMENTOPTERA: FORMICIDAE). Journal of Entomological Science. 43(4): 443-446.
Alternative reproductive strategies of the hybrid imported fire ant: Multiple insemination or variation in male ploidy - (Proceedings)
Cross, D., Rajesh, R.B., Tang, J.D., Chen, J., and Caprio, M.A. 2008. Alternative reproductive strategies of the hybrid imported fire ant: Multiple insemination or variation in male ploidy. Proceedings of Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-27, 2008. pp. 99-103. Cross, D., Rajesh, R.B., Tang, J.D., Chen, J., and Caprio, M.A. 2008. Alternative reproductive strategies of the hybrid imported fire ant: Multiple insemination or variation in male ploidy. Proceedings of Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-27, 2008. pp. 99-103.
A Survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Species and Social Forms Across Four Counties in East-Central Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Menzel, T. O., Cross, D. C., Nebeker, T. E., Caprio, M., Chen, J. A Survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Species and Social Forms Across Four Counties in East-Central Mississippi. Midsouth Entomologist 1:3-10. 2008.
Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol Against Workers of Imported Fire Ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Duke, S.O., Allen, M.L. 2008. Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol Against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Journal of Economic Entomology.101(2):265-271 (2008).
Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C. L., Duke, S. O., Allen, M. L. Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2007
Aspects of Excretion of Red Imported Fire Ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J. 2007. Aspects of Excretion of Red Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference. Meeting Abstract.
Qualitative analysis of red imported fire ant nests constructed in silica gel Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2006. Qualitative profile of ant-derived chemicals in nests constructed with silica gel by the red imported fire ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology.
Advancement on Techniques for the Separation and Maintenance of the Red Imported Fire Ant Colonies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2007. advancement on techniques for the separation and maintenance of the red imported fire ant colonies. Insect Science.
Chemistry of the Feces of the Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis Invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Other)
Chen, J. 2006. Chemistry of the feces of the red imported fire ants, solenopsis invicta buren (hymenoptera: formicidae). Meeting Abstract.
Glycerol in Nest Material of Red Imported Fire Ants - (Other)
Chen, J. 2006. Glycerol in nest material of red imported fire ants. Meeting Abstract.
Chemicals Incorporated in Nest Material by Red Imported Fire Ants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J. 2006. Chemicals Incorporated in Nest Material by Red Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings.
Coated Containers with Reduced Concentrations of Fluon to Prevent Ant Escape Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Wei, X. Coated containers with reduced concentrations of fluon to prevent ant escape. Journal of Entomological Science. 42(1):119-121 (January 2007).
Digging Behavior of Solenopsis Invicta Workers When Exposed to Contact Insecticides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2006. Digging behavior of Solenopsis invicta workers when exposed to contact insecticides. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99:634-640.
Significance of Digging Behavior to Mortality of Red Imported Fire Ant Workers, Solenopsis Invicta Buren, in Fipronil Treated Sand Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Allen, M. L. 2006. Significance of Digging Behavior to Mortality of Red Imported Fire Ant Workers, Solenopsis invicta Buren, in Fipronil Treated Sand. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 476-482.
Excretion of Phosphoric Acit by Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis Invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Other)
Chen, J. 2005. Excretion of phosphoric acit by red imported fire ants, solenopsis invicta buren (hymenoptera: formicidae). Meeting Abstract.
Excretion of Phosphoric Acid by Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis Invicta Buren (Hymenpotera: Formicidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2005. Excretion of phosphoric acid by red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenpotera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology. pp. 1009-1012.
Regional Integrated Management of Imported Fire Ants along the Natchez Trace Parkway - (Proceedings)
Vogt, J. T., Streett, D. A., Chen, J., Thead, L. G., Ward, K., Ward, R., Oliver, J. A. 2006. Regional Integrated Management of Imported Fire Ants along the Natchez Trace Parkway. 2005 George Wright Society Conference Proceedings. pgs. 76-81.
An Improved Method for Fast and Efficient Fire Ant Colony Separation - (Proceedings)
Chen, J., Wei, X. An Improved Method for Fast and Efficient Fire Ant Colony Separation. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2005.
Effect of Fire Ant Digging Behavior on Efficacy of Fipronil Against Workers: Results of a Laboratory Study - (Proceedings)
Chen, J. Effect of Fire Ant Digging Behavior on Efficacy of Fipronil Against Workers: Results of a Laboratory Study. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2005.
Assessment of Repellency of Nine Phthalates Against Red Imported Fire An (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Workers Using Ant Digging Behavior - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J. 2005. Assessment of Repellency of Nine Phthalates Against Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Workers Using Ant Digging Behavior. Journal of Entomological Science. 40: 368-377.
A New Bioassay for Evaluating Fire Ant Repellants - (Proceedings)
Chen, J. 2004. A New Bioassay for Evaluating Fire Ant Repellants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings.
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