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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Man-Yeon Choi
Horticultural Crops Research
Research Entomologist
mychoi@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (541) 738-4026
Fax: (541) 738-4025

3420 NW ORCHARD AVE.
CORVALLIS, OR, 97330

Projects
Biologically-based Management of Arthropod Pests in Small Fruit and Nursery Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429790
Development of RNAi and Other Biologically-based Pest Control Strategies
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429794

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Tarsi Of heliothine moths contain aldehydes and butyrate esters as potential pheromone components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Ahn, S., Park, K., Vander Meer, R.K., Carde, R.T., Jurenka, R. 2016. Tarsi Of heliothine moths contain aldehydes and butyrate esters as potential pheromone components. Journal of Chemical Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10886-016-0701-3.
The biochemical adaptations of spotted wing drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) to fresh fruits reduced fructose concentrations and glutathione-S transferase activities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, P., Kim, A., Jung, J., Donahue, K.M., Jung, C., Choi, M.Y., Koh, Y. 2016. The biochemical adaptations of spotted wing drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) to fresh fruits reduced fructose concentrations and glutathione-S transferase activities. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow019.
Identification and expression of the PBAN/pyrokinin gene in the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Sanscrainte, N.D., Estep, A.S., Vander Meer, R.K., Becnel, J.J. 2015. Identification and expression of the PBAN/pyrokinin gene in the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi. Journal of Insect Physiology. 79:55-62.
Multiple functions of fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, mandibular gland products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2015. Multiple functions of fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, mandibular gland products. Physiological Entomology. doi: 10.1111/phen.12102.
Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Kohler, R., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M., Neupert, S., Predel, R. 2014. Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants. PLoS One. 9(4):1-10.
Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Estep, A., Sanscrainte, N.D., Becnel, J.J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 375: 113-120.
Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D., Choi, M.Y., Oi, D.H. 2013. Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations . Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 113:198-204.
Identification and characterization of the pyrokinin/PBAN family of GPCRs from Ostrinia nubilalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nusawardani, T., Kroemer, J.A., Choi, M.Y., Jurenka, R.A. 2013. Identification and characterization of the pyrokinin/PBAN family of GPCRs from Ostrinia nubilalis. Insect Molecular Biology. 22(3):331-340.
Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant. PLoS One. 7(11): e50400 1-8.
RNA Interference of the PBAN/Pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa zea, Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Coy, M.R., Scharf, M.E. 2012. RNA Interference of the PBAN/Pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa zea, Development. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:1159-65.
Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 28: 21-22.
Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants - (Review Article)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 3(32):1-8.
Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y. 2011. Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. Formosan Entomologist. 31:133-147.
PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Shoemaker, D.D., Valles, S.M. 2011. PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57(1):161-165.
Site-directed mutagenesis and PBAN activation of the Helicoverpa zea PBAN-receptor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Jurenka, R.A. 2010. Site-directed mutagenesis and PBAN activation of the Helicoverpa zea PBAN-receptor. Federation of European Biochemical Societies Letters. 584:1212-1216.
Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 74(2):67-80.
Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Choi, M.Y. 2010. Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:163-170.
Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Molecular Biology. 18(2):161-169.
PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A.K., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Cell and Tissue Research. 335(2):431-439.
PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in Central Nervous System from Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Abstract Only)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Raina, A.K. 2008. Pban/pyrokinin peptides in central nervous system from fire ant, solenopsis invicta. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 78.
Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues? - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y., Anderson, J. 2008. Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues?. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 139.
Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:97-99.
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