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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Vanessa Louise Corby-Harris
Honey Bee Research
Research Molecular Biologist
vanessa.corby@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (520) 647-9269
Fax: (520) 670-6493

2000 E ALLEN RD
TUCSON, AZ, 85719

Projects
Determining the Impacts of Pesticide- and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426270
Are Nutrient Acquisition from Seasonal Pollens and Its Influence on Gene Expression in Honey Bees Affected by Geographic Location?
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430490

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov., improves honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) resistance to Nosema - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Snyder, L.A., Meador, C.A., Naldo, R., Mott, B.M., Anderson, K.E. 2016. Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov., improves honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) resistance to Nosema. Journal of Economic Entomology. DOI.org/10.1093/jee/tow012.
Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Carroll, M.J., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Maes, P., Corby-Harris, V.L. 2014. Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12966.
Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Snyder, L.A., Schwann, M.R., Maes, P., Mcfrederick, Q.S., Anderson, K.E. 2014. Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02043-14.
The microbial communities associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Maes, P.W., Anderson, K.E. 2014. The microbial communities associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095056.
Transcriptional markers of sub-optimal nutrition in developing young Apis mellifera nurse workers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Jones, B.M., Walton, A., Schwan, M.R., Anderson, K.E. 2014. Transcriptional markers of sub-optimal nutrition in developing young Apis mellifera nurse workers. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:134. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-134.
Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Johansson, A., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Corby-Harris, V.L., Johnstone, L., Sprissler, R., Fitz, W. 2013. Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Gut Pathogens. 5:42. DOI: 10.1186/1757-4749-5-42.
Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Maes, P.W., Snyder, L.A., Schwan, M.R., Walton, A., Jones, B., Corby-Harris, V.L. 2013. Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One. 8(12):e83125. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083125.
Ingested human insulin inhibits the mosquito NF-¿B-dependent immune response to Plasmodium falciparum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pakpour, N., Corby-Harris, V.L., Green, G.P., Smithers, H.M., Cheung, K.W., Riehle, M.A., Luckhart, S. 2012. Ingested human insulin inhibits the mosquito NF-kB-dependent immune response to Plasmodium falciparum. Infection and Immunity. 80(6):p. 2141-2149. DOI:10.1128/IAI.00024-12
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