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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ROSALIND JAMES

National Program Leader


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcfrederick, Q., Mueller, U., James, R.R. 2014. Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:1779.
Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., Strange, J.P., Welker, D., James, R.R. 2013. Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. Volume 14, pp 874-887.
Bt-Cry3Aa expression reduces insect damage and improves growth in field-grown hybrid poplar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klocko, A., Viswanath, V., Ma, C., James, R.R., Cardineau, G., Skinner, J., Oppert, B.S., Payne, P., Miller, L., Meilan, R. 2013. Bt-Cry3Aa expression reduces insect damage and improves growth in field-grown hybrid poplar. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Volume 44, pp 28-35.
Health status of alfalfa leafcutting bee larvae (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in commercial United States alfalfa seed fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Health status of alfalfa leafcutting bee larvae (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in commercial United States alfalfa seed fields. Environmental Entomology. 42(6):1166-1173.
Standard Methods for Research on Apis mellifera Gut Symbionts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillipp, E., James, R.R., Koga, R., Kwong, W., Mcfrederick, Q., Moran, N. 2013. Standard Methods for Research on Apis mellifera Gut Symbionts. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4): 1-23.
Standard methods for research on apis mellifera gut symbionts - (Book / Chapter)
Phillipp, E., James, R.R., Koga, R., Kwong, W., Mcfrederick, Q., Moran, N. 2013. Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts. In: Dateman, V., Ellis, J.E., Neumann, P, editors. The COLOSS BEEBOOK. Volume I. Treforest, UK: International Bee Research Association. p. 13-23.
Big data computing: Building a vision for ARS information management - (Government Publication)
James, R.R., Lawrence, C.J., Papiernik, S.K., Van Tassell, C.P., Ahuja, L.R., Baxter, I.R., Cannon, S.B., Lunney, J.K., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Sadler, J., Stanton, T.B., Stephensen, C.B. 2013. Big data computing: Building a vision for ARS information management. USDA. Agricultural Research Service Publication (White Paper).
The potential for using ozone to decrease pesticide residues in honey bee comb Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Ellis, J., Duehl, A.J. 2013. The potential for using ozone to decrease pesticide residues in honey bee comb. Agricultural Science. 1(1): 1-16.
A set of scientific issues being considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollinator risk assessment framework. Reprint Icon - (Government Publication)
Jenkins, F., Berenbaum, M., Delcos, K., Fefferman, N., Hunt, G., James, R., Klaine, S., Mcmanaman, J., Ostiguy, N., Pettis, J., Pistorius, J., Potter, T.L., Sandy, M., Schwab, A., Schlenck, D., Tarpey, D. 2012. A set of scientific issues being considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollinator risk assessment framework. Government Publication/Report. Advisory Panel Meeting; 9/11-14/2012. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
A multi-gene phylogeny provides additional insight into the relationships between several Ascosphaera species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klinger, E.G., James, R.R., Youssef, N.N., Welker, D.L. 2013. A multi-gene phylogeny provides additional insight into the relationships between several Ascosphaera species. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112:41-8.
Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Asosphaera apis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B., Welker, D.L., Kryger, P., James, R.R. 2012. Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Asosphaera apis. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 330: 17-22.
Susceptibility of adult alfalfa leafcutting bees and honey bees to a microbial control agent, Beauveria bassiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Mcguire, M.R., Leland, J.E. 2012. Susceptibility of adult alfalfa leafcutting bees and honey bees to a microbial control agent, Beauveria bassiana. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(1): 13-21.
Temperature stress affects the expression of immune response genes in the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., James, R.R. 2012. Temperature stress affects the expression of immune response genes in the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata). Insect Molecular Biology. 21(2): 269-280.
Mechanisms by which pesticides affect insect immunity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Xu, J. 2011. Mechanisms by which pesticides affect insect immunity. Insect Molecular Biology. 109: 175-182.
From silkworms to bees: Diseases of beneficial insects - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R., Zengzhi, L. 2012. From silkworms to bees: Diseases of beneficial insects. Insect Pathology. 2nd Ed. Elsevier, NY. pp. 425-459.
Chalkbrood Transmission in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee: The Impact of Disinfecting Bee Cocoons in Loose Cell Management Systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R. 2011. Chalkbrood Transmission in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee: The Impact of Disinfecting Bee Cocoons in Loose Cell Management Systems. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 40(4):782-787.
Ascosphaera subglobosa, a new species from North America associated with the solitary bee Megachile rotundata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wynns, A.A., Jensen, A.B., Eilenberg, J., James, R.R. 2012. Ascosphaera subglobosa, a new species from North America associated with the solitary bee Megachile rotundata. Mycologia. 104(1): 108-114.
Potential of ozone as a fumigant to control pests in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) hives - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R. 2011. Potential of ozone as a fumigant to control pests in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) hives. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(2)353-359.
Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vojvodic, S., Jensen, A.B., James, R.R., Boomsma, J.J., Eilenberg, J. 2011. Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood. Veterinary Microbiology. 149:200-205.
A Tale of Two Bees: Looking at Pollination Fees for Both Almonds and Sweet Cherries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ward, R., Whyte, A., James, R.R. A Tale of Two Bees: Looking at Pollination Fees for Both Almonds and Sweet Cherries. 2010. American Entomologist. 56(3):170-177.
Genes Related to Immunity as Expressed in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata During Pathogen Challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., James, R.R. 2009 Genes Related to Immunity, as Expressed in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata During Pathogen Challenge. Insect Molecular Biology. 18(6):785-795.
Prewinter Management Affects Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Prepupal Physiology and Adult Emergence and Survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2009. Prewinter Management Affects Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Prepupal Physiology and Adult Emergence and Survival. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(4):1407-1416.
Long Term Storage of Ascosphaera aggregata and A. apis Pathogens of the Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata) and the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B, R.R., Eilenberg, J. 2009. Long Term Storage of Ascosphaera aggregata and A. apis Pathogens of the Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata) and the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 101:157-160.
Fungicide Tests on Adult Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera:Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huntzinger, C., James, R.R., Bosch, J., Kemp, W.P. 2008. Fungicide Tests on Adult Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera:Megachilidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(3): 660-667
Do weather conditions correlate with findings in failed, provision-filled nest cells of Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera:Megachilidae) in western North America? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2008. Do weather conditions correlate with findings in failed, provision-filled nest cells of Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera:Megachilidae) in western North America?. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(3): 674-685
Laboratory Bioassays to Evaluate Fungicides for Chalkbrood Control in Larvae of the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huntzinger, C., James, R.R., Bosche, J., Kemp, W.P. 2008. Laboratory Bioassays to Evaluate Fungicides for Chalkbrood Control in Larvae of the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 101(3):660-667.
Microbial Control of Invasive Arthropod Pests of Bees - (Book / Chapter) - (03-Oct-07)
The Problem of Disease When Domesticating Bees - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R. 2008. The Problem of Disease When Domesticating Bees. Book Chapter. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. Oxford University Press.
Bee Pollination in Agricultural Eco-Systems - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2008. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Eco-Systems. Complete Book. Oxford University Press.
The problem of disease when domesticating bees - (Book / Chapter) - (01-Oct-07)
The Future of Agricultural Pollination - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2008. The Future of Agricultural Pollination. Book Chapter. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. Oxford University Press
Bees in Nature and on the Farm - (Book / Chapter)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2008. Bees in Nature and on the Farm. Book Chapter. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. Oxford University Press
Pathogens of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R. 2008. Pathogens of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). In: Capinera, J.L. editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. Springer Netherlands 16:2763-2765
Microbial control of varroa: misadventures in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Hayes, G. 2007. Microbial control of varroa: misadventures in the field. Journal of Anhui Agricultural University. 34(2) :162-166
Using Balances Linked to Dataloggers to Monitor Honeybee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N., Mercadier, G., Derouane, F., James, R.R. 2006. Using Balances Linked to Dataloggers to Monitor Honeybee Colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 45(1):39-41.
Field Trials on the Microbial Control of Varroa with the Fungus Metarhizium Anisopliae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Hayes, G., Leland, J.E. 2006. Field trials on the microbial control of varroa with the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. American Bee Journal. November. p.968-972
Effects of Three-Dimensional and Color Patterns on Nest Location and Progeny Mortality in Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guedot, C., Bosch, J., Kemp, W.P., James, R.R. 2006. Effects of three-dimensional and color patterns on nest location and progeny mortality in alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Environmental Entomology. 99(3):626-633.
Pcr Diagnostic Methods for Ascosphaera Infections in Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Skinner, J.S. 2005. PCR diagnostic methods for Ascosphaera infections in bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 90:(2):98-103.
Emergence Success and Sex Ratio of Commercial Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees, from the United States and Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2005. Emergence success and sex ratio of commercial alfalfa leafcutting bees, from the United States and Canada. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(6):1785-1790.
Impact of Disinfecting Nesting Boards on Chalkbrood Control in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R. 2005. Impact of disinfecting nesting boards on chalkbrood control in the alfalfa leafcutting bee. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(4):1094-1100.
Ascosphaera Aggregata Contamination on Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees in a Loose Cell Incubation System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2005. Ascosphaera aggregata contamination on alfalfa leafcutting bees in a loose cell incubation system. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 89:176-178.
Lipids Stimulate Spore Germination in the Entomopathogenic Ascomycete Ascosphaera Aggregata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Buckner, J.S. 2004. Lipids stimulate spore germination in the entomopathogenic ascomycete Ascosphaera aggregata. Mycopathologia. 158:293-302
Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee Immature Survival - (Other) - (20-Jun-04)
Temperature and Chalkbrood Development in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R. 2005. Temperature and chalkbrood development in the alfalfa leafcutting bee. Apidologie. p. 15-23.
Guidance Document for Testing the Pathogenicity and Toxicity of New Microbial Substances to Aquatic and Terrestrial Organisms - (Other)
Mcleay, D., Genthner, F., James, R.R., Lazarovits, G., Percy, D. 2004. Guidance document for testing the pathogenicity and toxicity of new microbial substances to aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Laboratory Publication.Report number EPS 1/RM/44. Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 171
Studies for Improving Health and Management of Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees in the Northwestern U.S. - (Proceedings) - (19-Jan-04)
Heterorhabditis Mexicana N. Sp. (Heterorhabditidae: Rhabditida) from Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Morphological Studies of the Bursa of Heterorhabditis Spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, K.B., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Stuart, R.J., James, R.R., Adams, B.J. 2004. Heterorhabditis mexicana n. sp. (heterorhabditidae: rhabditida) from tamaulipas, mexico, and morphological studies of the bursa of heterorhabditis spp. Nematology. 6:231-244.
Virulence of new and mixed strains of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema riobrave to larvae of the citrus root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuart, R.J., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., James, R.R., Nguyen, K.B., Mccoy, C.W. 2004. Virulence of new and mixed strains of the entomopathogenic nematode steinernema riobrave to larvae of the citrus root weevil diaprepes abbreviatus. Biological Control. v.30. p.439-445.
Chalkbrood in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee: DNA Methods for Detecting Infections - (Abstract Only)
James, R.R. 2004. Chalkbrood in the alfalfa leafcutting bee: dna methods for detecting infections. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 26-29, 2003, Cincinnati, OH.
Field Trials Using the Fungal Pathogen, Metarhizium Anisopliae (Deutermycetes: Hyphomycete) to Control the Ectoparasitic Mite, Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Honey Bee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kanga, L.H., James, R.R., Jones, W.A. 2003. Field trials using the fungal pathogen, Metarhizium anisopliae (Deutermycetes: Hyphomycete) to control the ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in honey bee colonies. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(4):1091-1099.
An on-Farm Look at Chalkbrood - (Other) - (19-Jan-03)
Cuticular Lipids and Silverleaf Whitefly Stage Affect Conidial Germination of Beauveria Bassiana and Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Buckner, J.S., Freeman, T.P. 2003. Cuticular lipids and silverleaf whitefly stage affect conidial germination of Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.84:67-74.
Chalkbrood - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R. 2007. Chalkbrood. In: Shimanuki, H., Flottum, K., Harman, A., editors. ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. 41st edition. Medina, OH: A.I. Root Company. p. 201.
Leafcutting Bees Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2007. Leafcutting bees. In: Shimanuki, H., Flottum, K., Harman, A., editors. ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. 41st edition. Medina, OH: A.I. Root Company. p 492.
Hirsutella Thompsonii and Metarhizium Anisopliae As Potential Microbial Control Agents of Varroa Destructor, a Honey Bee Parasite - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kanga, L.H., James, R.R., Boucias, D.G. 2002. Hirsutella thompsonii and Metarhizium anisopliae as potential microbial control agents of Varroa destructor, a honey bee parasite. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 81:175-184.
Combining Azadirachtin and Paecilomyces Fumosoroseu for Silver Leaf Whitefly Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JAMES, R.R. COMBINING AZADIRACHTIN AND PAECILOMYCES FUMOSOROSEU FOR SILVER LEAF WHITEFLY CONTROL. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY. 2003. 96(1):p.25-30
The Cp4 Transgene Provides High Levels of Tolerance to Roundup Herbicide in Field-Grown Hybrid Poplars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MEILAN, R., HAN, K., MA, C., DIFAZIO, S.P., EATON, J.A., STANTON, B.J., CROCKETT, R.P., JAMES, R.R., STRAUSS, S.H. The CP4 transgene provides high levels of tolerance to Roundup herbicide in field-grown hybrid poplars. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH. 2002. 32:967-976
Effect of Low Viability on Infectivity of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia Towards Silverleaf Whitefly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Jaronski, S.T. 2000. Effect of low viability on infectivity of beauveria bassiana conidia towards silverleaf whitefly. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 76(3):227-228.
Integrating the Biocontrol Agent Beauveria Bassiana with Imidacloprid: Is It Really a Good Idea? - (Abstract Only) - (17-Sep-99)
Cottonwood Resistance to Defoliation by Phratora Californica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Sampling Methods and Genetic Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Sep-99)
Susceptibility of the Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Todifferent Strains and Transgenic Toxins of Bacillus Thuringiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Croft, B.A., Strauss, S.H. 1999. Susceptibility of the cottonwood leaf beetle (coleoptera: chrysomelidae) todifferent strains and transgenic toxins of bacillus thuringiensis. Environmental Entomology 28:108-115.
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