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Adalberto A Perez De Leon (Beto)
Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
Laboratory Director
beto.perezdeleon@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (830) 792-0304
Fax: (830) 792-0302
2700 FREDERICSBURG Rd.
KERRVILLE, TX, 78028

Projects
Development of a Male-Only Strain of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia Hominivorax (Diptera, Calliphoridae)
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 423566
Possible Role of Invasive Herpestes Javanicus in Sustaining Cattle Fever Tick Populations in Puerto Rico
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 426109
Assessment Simulation Tools for Integrated Tick Management of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in Puerto Rico
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 426553
Genotyping Babesia Strains Circulating in Bovines and Cattle Fever Ticks in Puerto Rico
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 426922
Genome-Wide Association Study of Susceptibility to Southern Cattle Fever Tick Infestation in Cattle from Puerto Rico
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 427795
Management of Invasive Species Interacting with Exotic Cattle Fever Ticks in the Transboundary Region between Texas and Mexico
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430322
Collection, Rearing, and Shipment of the Candidate Guineagrass Biological Control Agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 429658
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427622
Cattle Fever Tick Eradication
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428021
Genomics of Livestock Pests
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427176
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2015)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 427381
African Swine Fever Threat Reduction Through Surveillance in the Ukraine
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 425909
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2016)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430339
Surveys for Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks in China
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 430347
One Health: New Technologies to Control Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 429775
Assessment of Ticks' Resistance to Acaricides in the Caribbean and Development of Strategies to Improve Surveillance and Control
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 428103
EXPERIMENTAL BM86-BASED VACCINE FOR THE CATTLE FEVER TICK ERADICATION PROGRAM
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 423237
Soft Tick (Argasidae) Biology and Ecology
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427851
Immunologic Responses of Swine to Ornithodoros Turicata
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428575
Identification of Novel Vaccine Candidates against Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Pathogens
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429222
Lone Star Tick, A. americanum, 3-D Cell Culture Research
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429269
Characterization of Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus from the State of Veracruz, Mexico
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429341
Characterization of the Invasion of the Cattle Fever Tick in West Africa and Evaluation of the Associated Threats for Livestock Health
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426655
Functional Genomics of Amblyomma variegatum
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427510
Cattle Fever Tick Detection by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) Analysis of Bovine Feces
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427555
Adapting TickBot Technology to Support Efforts by Appropriated Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Research Project
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430412
Cattle Fever Tick Salivary Proteins as Candidate Immunogens
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430903

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Differential susceptibilities of organophosphate-resistant and susceptible strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) mircoplus (Acari: Ixodidae) to Lippia gracilis essential oil and its major components - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-May-16)
Neuronal projections from the Haller's organ and palp sensilla to the synganglion of Amblyomma americanum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borges, L.M., Li, A.Y., Olafson, P.U., Renthal, R., Bauchan, G.R., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Neuronal projections from the Haller's organ and palp sensilla to the synganglion of Amblyomma americanum. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 25(2):217-224.
Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes Oliveira Filho, J., Sarria, A.F., Ferreira, L., Caulfield, J.C., Powers, S.J., Pickett, J.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Birkett, M.A., Borges, L. 2016. Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris. The Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications. 1022:64-69.
Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and population genetics research to meet the challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esteve-Gassent, M., Castro-Arellano, I., Feria-Arroyo, T., Patino, R., Li, A.Y., Medina, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriguez-Vivas, R. 2016. Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and population genetics research to meet the challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 92(1):38-64.
Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology research to meet grand challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America - (Review Article)
Esteve-Gassent, M.D., Castro-Arellano, I., Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Patino, R., Li, A.Y., Medina, R.F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriquez-Vivas, I. 2016. Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology research to meet grand challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 92(1):38-64.
Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in small ruminants from Veracruz, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romero-Salas, D., Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Crus-Romero, A., Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Ibara-Priego, N., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hernandez-Tinoco, J. 2016. Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in small ruminants from Veracruz, Mexico. BioMed Central (BMC) Veterinary Research. 12:14-19.
Rationale for classical biological control of cattle fever ticks and proposed methods for field collection of natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Dennis, M., Schuster, G., Amalin, D., M, C., Racelis, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Rationale for Classical Biological Control of Cattle Fever Ticks and Proposed Methods for Field Collection of Natural Enemies. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 66:7-15.
Tick-borne Diseases in Animals and USDA Research on Tick Control - (Abstract Only)
Li, A.Y., Guerrero, F., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Tick-borne Diseases in Animals and USDA Research on Tick Control. American Mosquito Control Association. P.38.
Molecular and serological detection of Babesia bovis- and Babesiabigemina-infection in bovines and water buffaloes raised jointly in anendemic field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romero-Salas, D., Mira, A., Mosqueda, J., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Perez De Leon, A.A., Florin-Christensen, M., Schnittger, L. 2016. Molecular and serological detection of Babesia bovis- and Babesiabigemina-infection in bovines and water buffaloes raised jointly in anendemic field. Veterinary Parasitology. 217:101-107.
Assessment of the geographic distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): climate variation and host diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donaldson, T.G., Perez De Leon, A.A., Li, A.Y., Castro-Arellano, I., Wozniak, E., Boyle, W.K., Hargrove, R., Wilder, H.K., Kim, H.J., Teel, P.D., Lopez, J.E. 2016. Assessment of the geographic distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): climate variation and host diversity. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2:1-19. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004383
Arthropod genomics research in the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Current impacts and future prospects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Poelchau, M.F., Childers, C., Evans, J.D., Handler, A.M., Guerrero, F., Skoda, S.R., Hopper, K.R., Wintermantel, W.M., Ling, K., Hunter, W.B., Oppert, B.S., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hackett, K.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2015. Arthropod genomics research in the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Current impacts and future prospects. Trends in Entomology. 11(1):1-27.
Ticks collected from humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in Yucatan, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, I., Apanaskevich, D., Ojeda-Chi, M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Reyes-Novelo, E., Esteve-Gassent, M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Ticks collected from humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in Yucatan, Mexico. Veterinary Parasitology. 215:106-113.
Acetylcholinesterase mutations and organophosphate resistance in sand flies and mosquitoes - (Abstract Only) - (28-Aug-15)
Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rochon, K., Baker, R.B., Almond, G.2., Gimeno, I.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Watson, D.W. 2015. Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 52(5):1117-1123.
Baseline susceptibility to pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides in two old world sand fly species (diptera: psychodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A., Linthicum, K., Britch, S.C., Bast, J.D., Debboum, M. 2015. Baseline susceptibility to pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides in two old world sand fly species (diptera: psychodidae). Army Medical Department Journal. pg.3-9.
Pharmacological characterization of a tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gross, A.D., Temeyer, K.B., Day, T.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kimber, M.J., Coats, J.R. 2015. Pharmacological characterization of a tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 63:47-53.
Research project for integrated control of the southern cattle fever tick in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only) - (27-Apr-15)
Acetylcholinesterase mutations and organophosphate resistance in sand flies and mosquitoes - (Abstract Only) - (22-Apr-15)
Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Velez-Bonner, A., Osbrink, W.L., Summy, R.K., Thomas, D.B., Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Goolsby, J. 2015. Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 65:38-44.
Potential economic impact of parasites on the cattle industry of Mexico - (Abstract Only) - (18-Mar-15)
African swine fever: background, present time and prospects - (Book / Chapter)
Stegniy, M., Gerilovych, I., Buzun, A., Bisiuk, I., Kucheryavenko, R., Filatov, S., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kucheryavenko, V. 2015. African swine fever: background, present time and prospects. Kyiv: ST-Druk. p. 1-237.
Use of electroporation as an option to transform the Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans: a species recalcitrant to microinjection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Q., Guerrero, F., Palavesam, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Use of electroporation as an option to transform the Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans: a species recalcitrant to microinjection. Insect Science. 00:1-9.
Role of Rhipicephalus microplus cheliceral receptors in gustation and host differentiation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopes Ferreira, L., Fernandes Soares, S., Gomes De Oliveira, J., Tatielly Oliveira, T., Perez De Leon, A.A., Borges, L. 2015. Role of Rhipicephalus microplus cheliceral receptors in gustation and host differentiation. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 6:228-233.
Gene's Organ Transcriptome of the southern Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only) - (13-Dec-14)
Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): construction, expression and biochemical properties of the G119S orthologous mutant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Tong, F., Totrov, M.M., Tuckow, A.P., Chen, Q., Carlier, P.R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bloomquist, J.R. 2014. Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): construction, expression and biochemical properties of the G119S orthologous mutant. Parasites & Vectors. 7:577.
Genome-based approach to discover new livestock pest control technologies: The horn fly (Haematobia irritans) genome sequencing project - (Abstract Only) - (28-Oct-14)
Genomic approaches for veterinary pest control and eradication - (Abstract Only) - (24-Oct-14)
Reduced efficacy of commercial acaricides against populations of resistant cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus from two municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, A., Villar, D., Chaparro, J., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Reduced efficacy of commercial acaricides against populations of resistant cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus from two municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia. Environmental Health. 8(2):71-80.
Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico - (Proceedings) - (10-Oct-14)
Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Martinez-Jimenez, M., Lacewell, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2015. Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):47-60.
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin as an effective vaccine antigen to protect against cattle tick infestations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guerrero, F., Andreotti, R., Bendele, K.G., Cunha, R.C., Miller, R., Yeater, K.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin as an effective vaccine antigen to protect against cattle tick infestations. Parasites & Vectors. 7:475.
Immunogenic potential of the recombinant Rhipicephalus microplus aquaporin protein against the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille, 1806 in domestic dogs - (Abstract Only) - (01-Oct-14)
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz State, Mexico and its association with climatic factors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Romero-Salas, D., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Cruz-Romero, A., Peniche-Cardena, A., Ibarra-Priego, N., Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Perez-De-Leon, A., Dubey, J.P. 2014. Seroprevalence and correlates of Toxoplasma gondii infection in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz state, Mexico. BioMed Central (BMC) Veterinary Research. 10:232e.
Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico-U.S. border along the Rio Grande Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esteve-Gassent, M.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Romero-Salas, D., Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Patino, R., Castro-Arellano, I., Gordillo-Perez, G., Auclair, A., Goolsby, J., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Estrada-Franco, J.G. 2014. Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico-U.S. border along the Rio Grande. Frontiers in Public Health. 2:177.
Soft tick sampling and collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Showler, A., Kucheryavenko, R.O., Li, A.Y., Kucheryavenko, V., Filatov, S., Teel, P., Mcvey, D.S. 2015. Soft tick sampling and collection. Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. 1(2):5-11.
Polar cuticular lipids differ in male and female sandflies (Phlebotomus papatasi) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Renthal, R., Li, A.Y., Gao, X., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Polar cuticular lipids differ in male and female sandflies (Phlebotomus papatasi). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 51(6):1237-1241.
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Gaskin, J.F., Tarin, D.V., Pepper, A., Henne, D.C., Auclair, A., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Moran, P.J., Thomas, D.B., Yang, C., Jimenez, M., Ciompwelik, M.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2014. Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 39(4):675-690.
High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs in Veracruz, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Romero-Salas, D., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Cruz-Romero, A., Ibarra-Priego, N., Ahuja-Aguirre, C., Agular-Dominguez, M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dubey, J.P. 2014. High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs in Veracruz, Mexico. Veterinary Research. 10:191.
Recombinant acetylcholinesterase 1 of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): expression, biochemical properties, and insensitivity to organophosphate inhibition - (Abstract Only) - (13-Aug-14)
Toxicity and repellency of plant essential oils against the arthropod disease vectors Phlebotomus papatasi and Ixodes scapularis - (Abstract Only)
Li, A.Y., Costa-Junior, L.M., Temeyer, K.B., Chauhan, K.R., Rosario-Cruz, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Toxicity and repellency of plant essential oils against the arthropod disease vectors Phlebotomus papatasi and Ixodes scapularis. Meeting Abstract Book of the 7th International Conference of Biopesticide. P.44..
Advancing integrated tick management to mitigate burden of tick-borne diseases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Teel, P.D., Li, A.Y., Ponnusamy, L., Roe, M. 2014. Advancing integrated tick management to mitigate burden of tick-borne diseases. Outlooks on Pest Management. 25(6):382-389.
Challenges with the southern cattle fever tick in Puerto Rico: Then and now - (Abstract Only) - (02-Jun-14)
Development and validation of a dual luciferase reporter system for in vitro evaluation of gene silencing efficacy in the Southern cattle tick: comparison to in vivo gene silencing by microinjection - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-14)
Acaricide resistance and strategies to mitigate economic impact of the southern cattle fever tick (Rhipicephalus microplus) on livestock production systems in the Americas - (Abstract Only) - (12-May-14)
Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Castro-Arellano, I., Gordillo-Perez, G., Cavazos, A.L., Vargas-Sandoval, M., Grover, A., Torres, J., Medina, R.F., Perez de Leon, A.A., Esteve-Gassent, M.D. 2014. Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region. Parasites & Vectors. 7:199.
Reassessment of the potential economic impact of cattle parasites in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grisi, L., Cerqueira Leite, R., De Souza Martins, J., Medeiros De Barros, A., Andreotti, R., Duarte Cancado, P., Perez De Leon, A.A., Barros Pereira, J., Silva Villela, H. 2014. Reassessment of the potential economic impact of cattle parasites in Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 23(n.2):150-156.
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus resistant to acaricides and ivermectin in cattle farms of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Perez-Cogollo, L.C., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A., Guerrero, F., Klafke, G.M. 2014. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus resistant to acaricides and ivermectin in cattle farms of Mexico. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 23(2):113-122.
Acaricide and Ivermectin resistance in a field population of Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Mexican Tropics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Miller, R., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Trinidad-Martinez, I.C., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Acaricide and Ivermectin resistance in a field population of Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Mexican Tropics. Veterinary Parasitology. 200(1-2):179-188.
Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Lyme Disease Infected Ticks in the Texas-Mexico Border Region - (Abstract Only) - (14-Aug-13)
In vitro and in vivo evaluation of cypermethrin, amitraz, and piperonyl butoxide mixtures for the control of resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Mexican tropics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, I.R., Li, A.Y., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of cypermethrin, amitraz, and piperonyl butoxide mixtures for the control of resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Mexican tropics. Veterinary Parasitology. 197:288-296.
Evaluation of biogeographical factors in the native range to improve the success of biological control agents in the introduced range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Racelis, A., Goolsby, J.B., Kirk, A., Massimo, C., Grusak, M.A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of biogeographical factors in the native range to improve the success of biological control agents in the introduced range. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(10):1213-1230.
Acaricide Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Impact on Agro-Biosecurity and Cattle Trade between Mexico and the United States of America - (Proceedings) - (10-Jun-13)
Expression and Biochemical Properties of a Recombinant Acetylcholinesterase 1 of the Sand Fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) Insensitive to Organophosphate Inhibition - (Abstract Only) - (31-May-13)
Functional and Pharmacological Characterization of a Tyramine Receptor from the Southern Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only) - (31-May-13)
Spatiotemporal Incidence of Acaracide Resistance among Outbreaks of Cattle Fever Ticks in the US - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-13)
Evaluation of insecticides and repellents for the control of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi to protect deployed U.S. Military personnel - (Abstract Only) - (20-May-13)
Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma spp. infecting cattle (Bos taurus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, A.C., Schuster, G., Cobb, W., James, A.J., Cooper, S.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Holman, P.J. 2013. Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma spp. infecting cattle (Bos taurus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in the United States. Veterinary Parasitology. 197(1-2):29-42.
Discovery of microRNAs of the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) by high-throughput sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tuckow, A.P., Temeyer, K.B., Olafson, P.U., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Discovery of microRNAs of the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) by high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Medical Entomology. 50(4):925-930.
Inhibitor Profile of bis(n)-tacrines and N-methylcarbamates on Acetylcholinesterase from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swale, D.R., Tong, F., Temeyer, K.B., Li, A.Y., Lam, P., Totrov, M.M., Carlier, P.R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bloomquist, J.R. 2013. Inhibitor profile of bis(n)-tacrines and N-methylcarbamates on acetylcholinesterase from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi. Journal of Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 106:85-92.
Acetylcholinesterase of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression, and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Olafson, P.U., Brake, D.K., Tuckow, A.P., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterase of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression, and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 106:118-123.
Acetylcholinesterase of the Sand Fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): cDNA Sequence, Baculovirus Expression and Biochemical Properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Brake, D.K., Tuckow, A.P., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): cDNA sequence, baculovirus expression and biochemical properties. Parasites & Vectors. 6(1):article 31.
Effects of Reserpine on Reproduction and Serotonin Immunoreactivity in the Stable Fly Stomoxys Calcitrans (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Witt, C.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Effects of reserpine on reproduction and serotonin immunoreactivity in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). Journal of Insect Physiology. 59:974-982.
Effects of permethrin and amitraz on gas exchange and water loss in unfed adult females of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, H., Li, A.Y., Fielden, L.J., Liu, J., Seshu, J., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Effects of permethrin and amitraz on gas exchange and water loss in unfed adult females of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 107:153-159.
Mitigation of Resistance Through Mixtures of Traditional Pesticides, Anti-tick Vaccines, and New Acaricides Developed by the Pharmaceutical Industry - (Proceedings)
Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Guerrero, F., Perez de Leon, A.A. 2012. Mitigation of Resistance Through Mixtures of Traditional Pesticides, Anti-tick Vaccines, and New Acaricides Developed by the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: Scientific Committee of the VII International Seminar in Animal Parasitology. 1:120-129.
Resistance of the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus to ivermectin in Mexico - (Other)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Perez-Cogollo, L.C., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Torres-Acosta, J.F., Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Resistance of the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus to ivermectin in Mexico. Workshop Proceedings. p. 52-68.
Global change and strategies to mitigate its impact on the U.S. cattle fever tick eradication program - (Proceedings) - (21-Sep-12)
Screening and identification of novel cytochrome P450s in ticks - (Other) - (19-Sep-12)
Acetylcholinesterases of Blood-feeding Flies and Ticks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Tuckow, A.P., Brake, D.K., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterases of blood-feeding flies and ticks. Chemico Biological Interactions. 203:319-322.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit scientific update - (Other) - (12-Sep-12)
Protective Immunity Against Tick Infestation in Cattle Vaccinated with Recombinant Trypsin Inhibitor of Rhipicephalus Microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Casquero Cunha, R., Aparecida Soares, M., Guerrero, F., Leivas Leite, F.P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Protective immunity against tick infestation in cattle vaccinated with recombinant trypsin inhibitor of Rhipicephalus microplus. Vaccine. 30:6678-6685.
Pyrosequencing-based Analysis of the Microbiome Associated with the Horn Fly, Haematobia Irritans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palavesam, A., Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Heekin, A.M., Wang, J., Dowd, S., Sun, Y., Foil, L.D. 2012. Pyrosequencing-based analysis of the microbiome associated with the horn fly, Haematobia irritans. PLoS One. 7:44390.
Ticks on Deer and Cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone, 2012 - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jun-12)
Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil - (Abstract Only) - (19-Jun-12)
Discovery and functional analysis of small RNAs (miRNA/siRNA) of livestock ectoparasites. - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-12)
Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-12)
Exploring the use of anti-tick vaccine as tool for integrated eradication of the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, R., Estrada-Pena, A., Almazan, C., Yeater, K.M., Messenger, M., Ellis, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Exploring the use of anti-tick vaccine as tool for integrated eradication of the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus. Vaccine. 30(38):5682-5687.
Integrated strategy for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in U.S.A. is required to mitigate the impact of global change Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Pete, T.D., Auclair, A.N., Messenger, M.T., Guerrero, F., Schuster, G., Miller, R. 2012. Integrated strategy for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in U.S.A. is required to mitigate the impact of global change. Frontiers in Systems Biology. 3:195.
The US experience of eradicating and preventing re-infestation with cattle fever ticks - (Proceedings)
Li, A.Y., Miller, R., Pound, J.M., Guerrero, F., Temeyer, K.B., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. The US experience of eradicating and preventing re-infestation with cattle fever ticks. Workshop Proceedings. 4th International Bayer Cattle Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3, 2012 (4-19).
North American soft ticks (Ornithodoros spp.): biology and feral swine parasitism as risks for the emergence of African swine fever in the U.S.A. - (Abstract Only) - (12-Apr-12)
Global change and integrated approach for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in the United States of America - (Abstract Only) - (07-Apr-12)
Tick-borne protozoa - (Book / Chapter)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Vannier, E., Almazán, C., Krause, P.J. 2013. Tick-borne protozoa. In: Sonenhine, D.E., Roe, R.M., editors. Biology of Ticks. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 147-179.
Anti-cattle tick vaccines: Many candidate antigens, but will a commercially viable product emerge? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guerrero, F., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Anti-cattle tick vaccines: Many candidate antigens, but will a commercially viable product emerge? International Journal for Parasitology. 42(5):421-427.
Pyrosequencing-based analysis of the microbiome associated with the horn fly, Haematobia irritans - (Other) - (01-Apr-12)
A Novel Carbamate Insecticide with Superior Selectivity for Cattle Tick (Boophilus microplus) and Sand Fly (Phlebotomus papatasi) Control - (Abstract Only) - (19-Mar-12)
Acetylcholinesterases of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins - (Abstract Only) - (19-Mar-12)
Bovine immunoprotection against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus with recombinant Bm86-Campo Grande antigen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casquero Cunha, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Pereira Leivas Leite, F., Da Silva Pinto, L., Andreotti, R. 2012. Bovine immunoprotection against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus with recombinant Bm86-Campo Grande antigen. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 21(3)254-262.
Contributions of USDA-ARS Livestock Entomology Research to Meet Food Security Challenge - (Abstract Only) - (05-Mar-12)
Immunoregulation of bovine macrophages by factors in the salivary glands of Rhipicephalus microplus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brake, D.K., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Immunoregulation of bovine macrophages by factors in the salivary glands of Rhipicephalus microplus. Parasites & Vectors. 14(5):Article 38.
Complexity of acetylcholinesterases in biting flies and ticks - (Abstract Only) - (31-Jan-12)
Effects of Pyriproxyfen and Buprofezin on Immature Development and Reproduction in the Stable Fly Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development and reproduction in the stable fly. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 26:379-385.
Innovative technologies targeting vector populations to mitigate the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis and protect deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East - (Abstract Only) - (10-Nov-11)
White-tailed Deer Visitation Rates at Medicated Bait Sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only) - (09-Nov-11)
Acaricide research and development, resistance and resistance monitoring - (Book / Chapter)
Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Jonsson, N., Miller, R., Andreotti, R. 2014. Acaricide research and development, resistance and resistance monitoring. In: Sonenshine, D.E., Roe, M.R., editors. Biology of Ticks. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 353-381.
Innovative technologies targeting vector populations to mitigate the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis and protect deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East - (Abstract Only) - (11-Oct-11)
Evolving translational research to keep the U.S. free of cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only) - (15-Sep-11)
Biological control as a tool to mitigate economic impacts of facilitative ecological interactions between the giant reed and cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only) - (11-Sep-11)
Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Davey, R.B., Goolsby, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Varner, K., Duhaime, R. 2012. Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(2):410-417.
Biogenic amines in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: Muscidae): tissue localization and roles in feeding and reproduction - (Abstract Only) - (23-Jun-11)
Challenges for the Control and Eradication of the Tropical Cattle Tick Rhipicephalus microplus and Perspectives of Anti-tick vaccines - (Abstract Only) - (23-Jun-11)
Integration of ecologically-based approaches to re-eradicate cattle fever ticks from the U.S. - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Immunoprotection of cattle vaccinated with rRmLTI against Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only) - (28-May-11)
Evaluation of the VetCap® treatment method for horn fly control in cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, A.Y., Ross, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Evaluation of the VetCap® treatment method for horn fly control in cattle. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. 9(2):198-203.
Preliminary findings of a molecular survey for the presence of B. bovis and B. bigemina in cattle fever ticks and white-tailed deer from south Texas - (Abstract Only) - (16-May-11)
Assessment of bovine immunoprotecion against Rhipicephalus microplus using Bm86-CG antigen expressed in Pichia pastoris - (Proceedings) - (13-May-11)
Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development, female oviposition, and egg-hatching in the stable fly - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Research update on the potential use of anti-tick vaccines to support the USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Epidemiological and biological aspects on Ornithodoros brasiliensis (mouro tick), an argasidae tick only found on the highlands region of Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Proportion of White-tailed deer using medicated bait sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Immunohistological localization of serotonin in the CNS and feeding system of the stable fly stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Witt, C.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Immunohistological localization of serotonin in the CNS and feeding system of the stable fly stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: muscidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 77(4):199-219.
Acaricide resistance of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Guerrero, F., Soares, M.A., Barros, J.C., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Acaricide resistance of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 20(2):127-133.
Invasive plant-invasive insect interactions: Giant reed invasions as suitable refuge for cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Dec-10)
Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dowd, S.E., Guerrero, F., Bendele, K.G., Scoles, G.A. 2011. Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing. BMC Microbiology. 11:article 6.
Efficacy of spinosad against acaricide-resistant and -susceptible Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and acaricide-susceptible Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, R., White, W.H., Davey, R.B., George, J.E., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Efficacy of spinosad against acaricide-resistant and -susceptible Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and acaricide-susceptible Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(2):358–365.
Rhipicephalus microplus salivary gland molecules induce differential CD86 expression in murine macrophages Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brake, D.K., Tidwell, J.P., Wikel, S.K., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2010. Rhipicephalus microplus salivary gland molecules induce differential CD86 expression in murine macrophages. Parasites and Vectors. 3(1):Article 103.
Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing - (Proceedings)
Andreotti, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dowd, S.E., Guerrero, F., Bendele, K.G., Scoles, G.A. 2011. Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing. Acarology International Congress Proceedings. 6:11.
Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)on treated cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A., Lohmeyer, K.H., Freeman, J.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Miller, R. 2011. Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) on treated cattle. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(2):314-321.
Immunohistological localization of 5-HT in the CNS and feeding system of the Stable Fly - (Proceedings) - (15-Sep-10)
High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac - (Abstract Only) - (23-Aug-10)
High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac - (Abstract Only)
Estrada-Pena, A., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2010. High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac [abstract]. Agricultural Research International Conference Proceedings. 1:298.
Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Chen, A.C., Davey, R.B., Guerrero, F., Freeman, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Olafson, P.U., Perez De Leon, A.A., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M., Welch, J.B. 2012. Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. J Tecnica Pecuaria En Mexico. 3(Suppl. 1):25-40.
Shift in rules of engagement for eradication of cattle fever ticks in the United States - (Proceedings) - (01-Jul-10)
Persistent efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting (LA) formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on treated cattle - (Proceedings) - (17-Jun-10)
Detection of Babesia DNA in cattle fever ticks using a Reverse Line BLot - (Proceedings) - (10-Jun-10)
Evaluation of the anti-tick vaccine Gavac® against Texas outbreak strains of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus - (Abstract Only) - (15-May-10)
First report of fipronil resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Apr-10)
One Health Approach to Identify Research Needs in Bovine and Human Babesioses: Workshop Report - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Strickman, D.A., Knowles Jr, D.P., Fish, D., Thacker, E.L., De La Fuente, J., Krause, P.J., Wikel, S.K., Miller, R., Wagner, G.G., Almazan, C., Hillman, R., Messenger, M.T., Ugstad, P.O., Duhaime, R.A., Teel, P.D., Ortega-Santos, A., Hewitt, D.G., Bowers, E.J., Bent, S.J., Cochran, M.H., Mcelwain, T.F., Scoles, G.A., Suarez, C.E., Davey, R.B., Freeman, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Li, A.Y., Guerrero, F., Kammlah, D.M., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M. 2010. One Health approach to identify research needs in bovine and human babesioses: Workshop report. Parasites & Vectors. 3:Article 36.
Current Agricultural Research Issues on One-Host ticks and Bovine Babesiosis - (Proceedings)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Knowles Jr, D.P. 2010. Current Agricultural Research Issues on One-Host ticks and Bovine Babesiosis. United States Animal Health Association Proceedings. p. 703-705.
Developing Novel Technology for the Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance - (Abstract Only) - (03-Nov-09)
Cattle Fever Ticks in the U.S.: Back to 1906? - (Abstract Only)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Pound, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Davey, R.B., Strickman, D.A., Messenger, M., Duhaime, R., Hillman, B., George, J. 2009. Cattle Fever Ticks in the U.S.: Back to 1906?. Livestock Insect Worker's Conference Annual Meeting. June 21-23, 2009. French Lick, IN
Papular dermatitis induced in guinea pigs by the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Toole, D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hearne, C., Mcholland, L.E., Yun, L., Tabachnick, W.J. 2003. Papular dermatitis induced in guinea pigs by the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 15:67-71.
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