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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jeffrey A. Fabrick
Research Entomologist

1 - Biography
2 - Key Publications (last 5 years)
3 - More Publications (beyond 5 years)
4 - Current Lab Members
Key Publications (last 5 years)

Fabrick, J.A., Mathew, L.G., Tabashnik, B.E., Li, X. 2011. Insertion of an intact CR1 retrotransposon in a cadherin gene linked with Bt resistance in the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella. Insect Mol. Biol. In press. Accepted June 6, 2011.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01095.x. (available as Early View at

Gao, Y., Jurat-Fuentes, J.L., Oppert, B.S., Fabrick, J.A., Lui, C.A., Gao, J., Lei, Z. 2011. Increased toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa against Crioceris quatuorodecimpunctatata, Phaedon brassicae, and Colaphellus bowringi by a Tenebrio molitor cadherin fragment. Pest Manag. Sci.  In press. Accepted Feb 1, 2011. doi: 10.1002/ps.2149. (available as Early View at

Mathew, L.G., Campbell, E.M., Yool, A.J., Fabrick, J.A. 2011. Identification and characterization of a functional aquaporin water channel protein from alimentary tract of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 41(3): 178-190. (pdf)

Tabashnik, B.T., Sisterson, M.S., Ellsworth, P.C., Dennehy, T.J., Antilla, L., Liesner, L., Whitlow, M., Staten, R.T., Fabrick, J.A., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A.J., Ellers-Kirk, C., Harpold, V.S., Li, X., Carriere, Y. 2010. Suppressing resistance to Bt cotton with sterile insect releases. Nat. Biotechnol. 28(12): 1304-1307. (pdf) (supplemental materials) (Wu commentary)

Dennehy, T.J., DeGain, B.A., Harpold, V.S., Zaborac, M., Morin, S., Fabrick, J.A., Nichols, R.L., Brown, J.K., Byrne, F.J., Li, X.-C. 2010. Extraordinary resistance to insecticides reveals exotic Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) in the New World. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(6): 2174-2186. (pdf)

Fabrick, J.A. 2010. Insights into the genetics and molecular mechanisms of pink bollworm resistance to Cry toxins. Southwest. Entomol. 35(3): 431-435.

Carrière, Y., Showalter, A.M., Fabrick, J.A., Sollome, J., Ellers-Kirk, C., Tabashnik, B.E. 2009. Cadherin gene expression and effects of Bt resistance on sperm transfer in pink bollworm. J. Insect Physiol. 55: 1058-1064. (pdf) 

Morris, K.M., Lorenzen, M., Hiromasa, Y., Tomich, J.M., Oppert, C., Elpidina, E.N., Vinokurov, K., Jurat-Fuentes, J.L. , Fabrick, J.A., Oppert, B.S. 2009. Tribolium castaneum larval gut transcriptome and proteome: A resource for the study of the coleopteran gut. J. Proteome Res. 8: 3889-3898. (pdf)

Fabrick, J., Oppert, C., Lorenzen, M.D., Morris, K., Oppert, B., Jurat-Fuentes, J.L. 2009. A novel Tenebrio molitor cadherin is a functional receptor for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa toxin. J. Biol. Chem. 284(27): 18401-18410. (pdf)

Gassmann, A.J., Fabrick, J.A., Sisterson, M.S., Hannon, E.R., Stock, S.P., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E. 2009. Effects of pink bollworm resistance to Bt on phenoloxidase activity and susceptibility to entomopathogenic nematodes. J. Econ. Entomol. 102(3): 1224-1232. (pdf) 

Fabrick, J., Jech-Forlow, L., Henneberry, T.J. 2009. Novel pink bollworm resistance to the Bt toxin Cry1Ac: Effects on mating, oviposition, larval development, and survival. J. Insect. Sci. 9:24, available online: (pdf)

Fabrick, J.A. and Tabashnik, B.E. 2007. Binding of Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac to multiple sites of cadherin in pink bollworm. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 37: 97-106. (pdf) 

Dennehy, T.J., DeGain, B.A., Harpold, V.S., Brown, J.K., Morin, S., Fabrick, J.A., Byrne, F.J., Nichols, R.L. 2006. New challenges to management of whitefly resistance to insecticides in Arizona. The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture Vegetable Report, Series P-144. Available online:

Tabashnik, B.E., Biggs, R.W., Fabrick, J.A., Gassmann, A.J., Dennehy, T.J., Carriere, Y., Morin, S. 2006. High-level resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac and cadherin genotype in pink bollworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(6): 2125-2131. (pdf)

Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A., Henderson, S., Biggs, R.W., Yafuso, C.M., Nyboer, M.E., Manhardt, N.M., Coughlin, L.A., Sollome, J., Carriere, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Morin, S. 2006. DNA screening reveals pink bollworm resistance to Bt cotton remains rare after a decade of exposure. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1525-1530. (pdf)

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