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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Thomas D Morgan (Tom)
Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Biological Science Technician(Biochemistry)

Phone: (785) 537-5580
Fax: (785) 537-5584
USDA-ARS, GMPRC
1515 COLLEGE AVENUE
MANHATTAN, KS, 66502


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Improved high-throughput bioassay for Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppert, B.S., Morgan, T.D. 2013. Improved high-throughput bioassay for Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Journal of Stored Products Research. 52: 68-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2012.11.001.
Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa protoxin and protease inhibitors toward coleopteran storage pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppert, B.S., Morgan, T.D., Kramer, K.J. 2011. Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa protoxin and protease inhibitors toward coleopteran storage pests. Pest Management Science. 67(5):568-573. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.2099.
Arcelins from an Indian wild bean, Lablab purpureus, and insecticidal activity in storage pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janarthanan, S., Suresh, P., Radke, G., Morgan, T.D., Oppert, B.S. 2008. Arcelins from an Indian wild bean, Lablab purpureus, and insecticidal activity in storage pests. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 56: 1676-1682.
Protection of Stored Maize from Insect Pests Using a Two-Component Biological Control Method Consisting of a Hymenopteran Parasitoid, Theocolax Elegans, and Transgenic Avidin Maize Powder - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flinn, P.W., Kramer, K.J., Throne, J.E., Morgan, T.D. 2005. Protection of stored maize from insect pests using a two-component biological control method consisting of a hymenopteran parasitoid, Theocolax elegans, and transgenic avidin maize powder. Journal of Stored Products Research 42: 218-225.
Avidin Expressed in Transgenic Rice Confers Resistance to the Stored-Product Insect Pests, Tribolium Confusum and Sitotroga Cerealella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoza, K., Imamura, T., Kramer, K.J., Morgan, T.D., Yaguchi, M., Nakamura, S., Kawasaki, S., Takaiwa, F., Ohtsubo, K., Beeman, R.W. 2005. Avidin expressed in transgenic rice confers resistance to the stored-product insect pests, Tribolium confusum and Sitotroga cerealella. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 69:966-971.
Compensatory Proteolytic Responses to Dietary Proteinase Inhibitors in the Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium Castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppert, B.S., Morgan, T.D., Hartzer, K.L., Kramer, K.J. 2005. Compensatory proteolytic responses to dietary proteinase inhibitors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 140: 53-58.
Protection of Stored Corn from Insect Pests Using a Two-Component Biological Control Method Consisting of a Hymenopteran Parasitoid, Theocolax Elegans, and Transgenic Avidin Corn Powder - (Other)
Flinn, P.W., Kramer, K.J., Throne, J.E., Morgan, T.D. 2004. Protection of stored corn from insect pests using a two-component biological control method consisting of a hymenopteran parasitoid, Theocolax elegans, and transgenic avidin corn powder. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
Effects of Proteinase Inhibitors on Growth and Digestive Proteolysis of the Ref Flour Beetle, Tribolium Castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
OPPERT,B.S., MORGAN,T.D., HARTZER,K., LENARCIC,B., GALESA,K., BRZIN,J., TURK,V., YOZA,K., OHTSUBO,K., KRAMER,K.J., EFFECTS OF PROTEINASE INHIBITORS ON GROWTH AND DIGESTIVE PROTEOLYSIS OF THE REF FLOUR BEETLE, TRIBOLIUM CASTANEUM (HERBST) (COLEOPTERA: TENEBRIONIDAE). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART C 134 (2003) 481-490.
Metals in Mandibles of Stored Product Insects: Do Zinc and Manganese Enhance the Ability of Larvae to Infest Seeds? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MORGAN, T.D., BAKER, P., KRAMER, K.J., BASIBUYUK, H.H., QUICKE, D.L. METALS IN MANDIBLES OF STORED PRODUCT INSECTS: DO ZINC AND MANGANESE ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF LARVAE TO INFEST SEEDS?. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH 39: 65-75. 2002.
Transgenic Avidin Maize Is Resistant to Storage Insect Pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kramer, K.J., Morgan, T.D., Throne, J.E., Dowell, F.E., Bailey, M., Howard, J.A. 2000. Transgenic avidin maize is resistant to storage insect pests. Nature Biotechnology. 18(6): 670-674.
Last Modified: 10/1/2014