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Hans Alborn
Chemistry Research Unit
Research Chemist

Phone: (352) 374-5714
Fax: (352) 374-5707
1600-1700 SW 23RD DRIVE
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32608

Projects
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON PLANT DEFENSE RESPONSES INDUCED BY INSECT HERBIVORES AND PLANT PATHOGENS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 419132
Chemical Biology of Insect and Plant Signaling Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420747

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Martins, V.F., Swerbilow, J.C., Romero, M.I., Alborn, H.T., Allen Jr, L.H., Teal, P.E. 2014. Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. Plant Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.12337.
Identification of methyl farnesoate from the hemolymph of insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Teal, P.E., Jones, D., Jones, G., Torto, B., Nyasembe, V., Borgemister, C., Alborn, H.T., Kaplan, F., Boucias, D., Lietze, V. 2014. Identification of methyl farnesoate from the hemolymph of insects. Journal of Natural Products. 77(2):402-405.
Semiochemical based attraction of small hive beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology - (Abstract Only) - (14-Nov-13)
Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martins, V.F., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Benda, N.D., Swerbilow, J.C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2013. Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot. Journal of Phytopathology. 1-4.
Sending mixed messages: a trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, J.G., Campos-Herrera, R., Alborn, H.T., Duncan, L.W., Stelinski, L.L. 2013. Sending mixed messages: a trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:1140-1147.
Root zone chemical ecology: new techniques for below grounf sampling and mass spectrometric analyses of volatile semiochemicals - (Abstract Only) - (18-Jul-13)
Chemical signals from plants previously infected with root knot nematodes affect behavior of infective juvenile root knot nematodes - (Abstract Only) - (18-Jul-13)
Development of kairomone based control programs for cocoa pod borer - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jul-13)
Maize kauralexins: insights into structure, function, and biosynthesis - (Abstract Only) - (05-Jun-13)
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of a competitive antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-13)
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-13)
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Pearce, G., Veyrat, N., Erb, M., Turlings, T.C., Sartor, R., Shen, Z., Briggs, S.P., Vaughan, M.M., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(14):5707-5712.
Semiochemical based attraction of Small Hive Beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology - (Abstract Only) - (02-Dec-12)
Sex-specific mating pheromones in the nematode Panagrellus redivivus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choe, A., Chuman, T., Von Reuss, S.H., Doseey, A.T., Yim, J., Ajredini, R., Kolawa, A.A., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schroeder, F.C., Sternberg, P.W., Edison, A.S. 2012. Sex-specific mating pheromones in the nematode Panagrellus redivivus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(51):20949-20954.
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., Carroll, M.J., Alborn, H.T., Ali, J.G., Teal, P.E. 2012. An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses . Plant Physiology. 160(3):1468-1478.
Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Von Reuss, S.H., Ajredini, R., Ali, J.G., Akyazi, F., Stelinski, L.L., Edison, A.S., Schroeder, F.C., Teal, P.E. 2012. Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior. PLoS One. 7(6):1-8.
Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Campos-Herrera, R., Kaplan, F., Duncan, L.W., Rodriquez-Saona, C., Koppenhofer, A.M., Stelinski, L.L. 2012. Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats. PLoS One. 7(6):1-8.
Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Alessandro, R.T., Robbins, P.S., Khrimian, A., Svatos, A., Dickens, J.C., Otalora-Luna, F., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2012. Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:408-417.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-12)
Induced release of a plant-defense volatile 'deceptively' attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mann, R.S., Ali, J.G., Hermann, S.L., Tiwari, S., Pelz-Stelinski, K., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2012. Induced release of a plant-defense volatile 'deceptively' attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. PLoS Pathogens. 8(3):e1002610. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002610.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Semichemical based attraction of small hive beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology - (Abstract Only) - (17-Nov-11)
Banded cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) resistance in romaine lettuce: understanding latex chemistry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sethi, A., Alborn, H.T., Mcauslane, H.J., Nuessly, G.S., Nagata, R.T. 2012. Banded cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) resistance in romaine lettuce: understanding latex chemistry. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6:269-281.
Ecology of the Asian citrus pysllid - (Abstract Only) - (16-Sep-11)
Kauralexins: newly discovered ent-kaurane-related diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Abstract Only) - (07-Aug-11)
Chemical ecology and isolation of biologically active compounds from parasitic nematodes - (Abstract Only) - (06-Aug-11)
Root zone chemical ecology: Semiochemically mediated manipulations of nematode behavior - (Abstract Only) - (24-Jul-11)
Density-based regulation of ascr#2 and ascr#4 expression in Caenorhabditis elegans - (Abstract Only) - (22-Jun-11)
Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Kaplan, F., Vaughan, M.M., Dafoe, N.J., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize. Plant Physiology. 156:2082-2097.
Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using novel technique applied in situ - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sadler, J.J., Smith, J.M., Zettler, L.W., Alborn, H.T., Richardson, L.W. 2011. Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using novel technique applied in situ. European Journal of Environmental Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 137-141.
Maize Kauralexins: inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins protect against fungal pathogens - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-11)
Identification and field evaluation of attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus say - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szendrei, Z., Averill, A., Alborn, H.T., Rodriquez Saona, C. 2011. Identification and field evaluation of attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus say. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:387-397.
Ascaroside expression in Caenorhabditis elegans is strongly dependent on diet and developmental stage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaplan, F., Srinivasan, J., Mahanti, P., Ajredini, R., Durak, O., Nimalendran, R., Sternberg, P.W., Teal, P.E., Schroeder, F.C., Edison, A.S., Alborn, H.T. 2011. Ascaroside expression in Caenorhabditis elegans is strongly dependent on diet and developmental stage. PLoS One. 6(3):1-7.
Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Kaplan, F., Huffaker, A., Dafoe, N.J., Vaughan, M.M., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2011. Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(13):5455-5460.
Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2010. Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes. Journal of Ecology. 99(1):26-35.
Attraction of pepper weevil to volatiles from damaged pepper plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Addesso, K.M., Mcauslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T. 2011. Attraction of pepper weevil to volatiles from damaged pepper plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138(1):1-11.
Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lomascolo, S.B., Levey, D.J., Kimball, R.T., Bolker, B.M., Alborn, H.T. 2010. Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(33):14668-14672.
Induced defenses in maize following attack by the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) - (Abstract Only) - (12-May-10)
Subterranean Herbivore-induced Volatiles Released by Citrus Roots upon Feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus Recruit Entomopathogenic Nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2010. Subterranean Herbivore-induced Volatiles Released by Citrus Roots upon Feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus Recruit Entomopathogenic Nematodes. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36: 361-368.
Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in Lepidopteran caterpillars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoshinaga, N., Alborn, H.T., Nakanishi, T., Suckling, D.M., Nishida, R., Tumlinson, J.H., Mori, N. 2010. Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in Lepidopteran caterpillars. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:319-325.
A semiochemical-based push-pull management strategy for pepper weevil - (Abstract Only) - (24-Aug-09)
Bacterial attraction and quorum sensing inhibition in Caenorhabditis elegans exudates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaplan, F., Badri, D.V., Zachariah, C., Ajredini, R., Sandoval, F.J., Roje, S., Levine, L.H., Zhang, F., Robinette, S.L., Alborn, H.T., Zhao, W., Stadler, M., Nimalendran, R., Dossey, A.T., Bruschweiler, R., Vivanco, J.M., Edison, A.S. 2009. Bacterial attraction and quorum sensing inhibition in Caenorhabditis elegans exudates. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35:878-892.
Concentration dependent differential activity of signalling molecules in Caenorhabditis elegans - (Abstract Only) - (26-May-09)
High Sensitivity NMR and Mixture Analysis for Nematode Behavioral Metabolomics - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-09)
Environmentally Regulated Abiotic Release of Volatile Pheromones from the Sugar-based Oral Secretions of Caribflies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walse, S.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2008. Environmentally Regulated Abiotic Release of Volatile Pheromones from the Sugar-based Oral Secretions of Caribflies. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews. 1(4):205-217.
Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Engelberth, J., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2009. Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(2):653-657.
Active role of fatty acid amino acid conjugates in nitrogen metabolidm by Spodoptera litura larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoshinaga, N., Aboshi, T., Abe, T., Nishida, R., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson, J.H., Mori, N. 2008. Active role of fatty acid amino acid conjugates in nitrogen metabolidm by Spodoptera litura larvae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105:18058-18063.
The diversity of caeliferins in American grasshoppers, what possible function? - (Abstract Only) - (17-Aug-08)
Function and evolutionary diversity of fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs)in Lepidopteran caterpillars - (Abstract Only) - (17-Aug-08)
Increased universality of Lepidopteran elicitor compounds across insects: Identification of fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs) - (Abstract Only) - (17-Aug-08)
Environmentally regulated abiotic release of volatile pheromones from the sugar-based oral secretions of caribflies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walse, S.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2008. Environmentally regulated abiotic release of volatile pheromones from the sugar-based oral secretions of caribflies. Green Chemistry. 1(4):205-217.
A blend of small molecules regulates both mating and development in Caenorhabditis elegans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srinivasan, J., Kaplan, F., Ajredini, R., Zachariah, C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Edison, A.S., Sternberg, P.W., Schroeder, F.C. 2008. A blend of small molecules regulates both mating and development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature Magazine. 454(28):1115-1119.
Romaine lettuce latex deters feeding of banded cucumber beetle: a vehicle for deployment of biochemical defenses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sethi, A., Mcauslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Nagata, R.T., Nuessly, G.S. 2008. Romaine lettuce latex deters feeding of banded cucumber beetle: a vehicle for deployment of biochemical defenses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 128:410-420
Multitrophic interactions between insects, fungi and plants: Using naturally produced chemicals to solve an invasive species problem - (Abstract Only) - (30-Nov-07)
Arthropod-associated plant effectors (AAPEs):elicitors and suppressors of crop defense - (Book / Chapter)
Alborn, H.T., Schmelz, E.A. 2008. Arthropod-associated plant effectors (AAPEs):elicitors and suppressors of crop defense. In:Capinera, J.L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer. p. 299-303.
Disulfooxy fatty acids from the American bird grasshopper Schistocerca americana, elicitors of plant volatiles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alborn, H.T., Hansen, T.H., Jones, T.H., Bennett, D.C., Tumlinson, J.H., Schmelz, E.A., Teal, P.E. 2007. Disulfooxy fatty acids from the American bird grasshopper Schistocerca americana, elicitors of plant volatiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(32):12976-12981.
Novel fatty acid-related compounds from the American bird grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, elicit plant volatiles - (Abstract Only) - (19-Jun-07)
Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina Tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torto, B., Arbogast, R.T., Alborn, H.T., Suazo, A., Van Engelsdorp, D., Boucias, D., Tumlinson, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2007. Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina Tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Apidologie. 38:380-389.
Cowpea chloroplastic ATP synthase is the source of multiple plant defense elicitors during insect herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Leclere, S.L., Carroll, M.J., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2007. Cowpea chloroplastic ATP synthase is the source of multiple plant defense elicitors during insect herbivory. Plant Physiology. 144(2):793-805.
Fragments of Atp Synthase Mediate Plant Perception of Insect Attack. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Carroll, M.J., LeClere, S.L., Phipps, S.M., Meredith, J.A., Chourey, P.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2006. Fragments of ATP synthase mediate plant perception of insect attack. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103(23):8894-8899.
Response of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) to a blend of chemicals identified from honeybee (Apis mellifera) volatiles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torto, B., Suazo, A., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson Iii, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2005. Response of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) to a blend of chemicals identified from honeybee (Apis mellifera) volatiles. Apidologie. 36:523-532.
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