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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Edward P. Masler (Pete)

Research Physiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Nematotoxicity of drupacine and a Cephalotaxus alkaloid preparation against the plant-parasitic nematodes Meloidogyne incognita and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wen, Y., Meyer, S.L.F, Masler, E.P., Zhang, F., Liao, J., Wei, X., Chitwood, D.J. 2013. Nematotoxicity of drupacine and a Cephalotaxus alkaloid preparation against the plant-parasitic nematodes Meloidogyne incognita and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Pest Management Science. 69(9):1026-1033.
Effects of catechin polyphenols and preparations from the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera glycines on protease activity and behavior in three nematode species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2013. Effects of catechin polyphenols and preparations from the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera glycines on protease activity and behavior in three nematode species. Journal of Helminthology. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X13000254.
A comparison of the FMRFamide-like peptide proteolytic activities of preparations from two plant-parasitic nematodes (Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita): possible targets for novel control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2013. A comparison of the FMRFamide-like peptide proteolytic activities of preparations from two plant-parasitic nematodes (Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita): possible targets for novel control. Journal of Helminthology. 87(1):71-77.
Behaviour of Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita infective juveniles exposed to nematode FMRFamide-like peptides in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Nagarkar, A., Edwards, L., Hooks, C.R. 2012. Behaviour of Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita infective juveniles exposed to nematode FMRFamide-like peptides in vitro. Nematology. 14(5):605-612.
Free-living nematode peptides - (Book / Chapter)
Masler, E.P. 2013. Free-living nematode peptides. In: Kastin, A., editor. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Elsevier/Academic Press. p. 247-254.
In vitro proteolysis of nematode FLPs by preparations from the free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus and two plant-parasitic nematodes (Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2012. In vitro proteolysis of nematode FLPs by preparations from the free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus and two plant-parasitic nematodes (Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita). Journal of Helminthology. 86(1):77-84.
Effects of cyst components and low temperature exposure of Heterodera glycines eggs on juvenile hatching in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Rogers, S.T. 2010. Effects of cyst components and low temperature exposure of Heterodera glycines eggs on juvenile hatching in vitro. Nematology. 13(7):837-844.
Heterodera glycines hatching behavior in field collections, laboratory culture and exposure to low temperature - (Proceedings) - (20-Feb-10)
In vitro comparison of protease activities in preparations from free-living (Panagrellus redivivus) and plant-parasitic (Meloidogyne incognita) nematodes using FMRFa and FMRFa-like peptides as substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2010. In vitro comparison of protease activities in preparations from free-living (Panagrellus redivivus) and plant-parasitic (Meloidogyne incognita) nematodes using FMRFa and FMRFa-like peptides as substrates. Journal of Helminthology. 84(4):425-433.
Effects of benzyl isothiocyanate on the reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita on Glycine max and Capsicum annuum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Zasada, I.A., Sardanelli, S., Rogers, S.T., Halbrendt, J.M. 2010. Effects of benzyl isothiocyanate on the reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita on Glycine max and Capsicum annuum. Nematology. 12(5):693-699.
Behavioral Response of Meloidogyne incognita to Benzyl Isothiocyanate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zasada, I.A., Masler, E.P., Rogers, S.T., Halbrendt, J.M. 2009. Behavioral response of Meloidogyne incognita to benzyl isothiocyanate. Nematology. 11:603-610.
Behavioral Response of Meloidogyne incognita to Benzyl Isothiocyanate - (Abstract Only)
Zasada, I.A., Masler, E.P., Halbrendt, J.M. 2008. Behavioral Response of Meloidogyne incognita to Benzyl Isothiocyanate. International Biofumigation Symposium.
Differential behavioral responses of two plant-parasitic nematodes to biogenic amines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2008. Responses of Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita to exogenously applied biogenic amines. Nematology. 10:911-917.
Invertebrate Neuropeptides - (Book / Chapter)
Masler, E.P. 2008. Invertebrate Neuropeptides. In: Meyers, R.A., editor. Neurobiology. From Molecular Basis to Disease. Vol. 1. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag. p. 257-271.
Clove oil and fungus compounds: Can nematode suppression be achieved without phytotoxicity? - (Abstract Only)
Meyer, S.L., Lakshman, D.K., Zasada, I.A., Vinyard, B.T., Chitwood, D.J., Shemshura, O.N., Bekmakhanova, N.E., Mazunina, M.N., Yeskalieva, B.K., Masler, E.P. 2007. Clove oil and fungus compounds: Can nematode suppression be achieved without phytotoxicity [abstract]? Journal of Nematology. 39:92.
Digestion of FMRFamide and nematode FMRFamide-like peptides (nematode FLPs) by the soluble fraction from Panagrellus redivivus homogenate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2008. Digestion of invertebrate neuropeptides by preparations from the free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus. Journal of Helminthology. 82:279-285.
Stability of Heterodera glycines (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) juvenile hatching from eggs obtained from different sources of soybean, Glycine max. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Donald, P.A., Sardanelli, S.S. 2008. Stability of Heterodera glycines (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) juvenile hatching from eggs obtained from different sources of soybean, Glycine max. Nematology. 10(2):271-278.
Hatching Behavior in Heterodera Glycines in Response to Low Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Zasada, I.A., Sardanelli, S. 2008. Hatching behavior in Heterodera glycines in response to low temperature. Comparative Parasitology. 75(1):76-81.
Influence of Components of Globodera Rostochiensis Cysts on the in Vitro Hatch of Second-Stage Juveniles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pridannikov, M.V., Petelina, G.G., Palchuk, M.V., Masler, E.P., Dzhavakhiya, V.G. 2007. Influence of components of Globodera rostochiensis cysts on the in vitro hatch of second-stage juveniles. Nematology. 9(6):837-844.
Responses of Heterodera Glycines and Meloidogyne Incognita to Exogenously Applied Neuromodulators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2007. Responses of Heterodera glycines and Meloidogyne incognita to exogenously applied neuromodulators. Journal of Helminthology. 81:421-427.
Characterization of Aminopeptidase in the Free-Living Nematode Panagrellus Redivivus: Subcellular Distribution and Possible Role in Neuropeptide Metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2007. Characterization of aminopeptidase in the free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus: subcellular distribution and possible role in neuropeptide metabolism. Journal of Nematology. 39(2):153-160.
Free-Living Nematode Peptides - (Book / Chapter)
Masler, E.P. 2006. Free-living nematode peptides. In A. Kastin, ed. Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. New York: Academic Press. pp. 247-253.
Manipulation of Hatching Behavior in Heterodera Glycines Through Exposure to Low Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P., Zasada, I.A., Sardanelli, S. 2005. Manipulation of hatching behavior in heterodera glycines through exposure to low temperature. Journal of Nematology 37: 380.
Changes in FaRP-like peptide levels during development of eggs from the plant-parasitic cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2005. Changes in farp-like peptide levels during development of eggs from the plant-parasitic cyst nematode, heterodera glycines. Journal of Helminthology 80(1):53-58.
Manipulation of Hatching Behavior in Heterodera Glycines Through Exposure to Low Temperature - (Abstract Only)
Masler, E.P., Zasada, I.A., Sardanelli, S. 2005. Manipulation of hatching behavior in Heterodera glycines through exposure to low temperature [abstract]. Journal of Nematology. 37:380.
Molecular Characterization of aldolase from Heterodera Glycines and Globodera rostochiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kovaleva, E.S., Masler, E.P., Subbotin, S.A., Chitwood, D.J. 2005. Molecular Characterization of Aldolase from Heterodera glycines and Globodera Rostochiensis. Journal of Nematology. 37:292-296.
Molecular Characterization of the Actin Gene from Cyst Nematodes in Comparison with Those from Other Nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kovaleva, E.S., Subbotin, S.A., Masler, E.P., Chitwood, D.J. 2005. Molecular characterization of the actin gene from cyst nematodes in comparison with those from other nematodes. Comparative Parasitology. 72(1): 39-49.
Invertebrate Neuropeptides - (Book / Chapter)
Masler, E.P. 2005. Invertebrate neuropeptides. Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. 2nd edition. ed. R. A. Meyers. 9:167-181.
Inhibition and Restoration of Egg Hatch in Heterodera Glycines - (Abstract Only) - (14-Apr-04)
An Aldolase Gene from the Cyst Nematodes Heterodera Glycines and Globodera Rostochiensis - (Abstract Only)
Masler, E.P., Chitwood, D.J., Kovaleva, E.S. 2003. An aldolase gene from the cyst nematodes heterodera glycines and globodera rostochiensis. J. Nematology 35: 352.
A Novel Matrix Metalloproteinase from the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera Glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kovaleva, E. S., Masler, E. P., Skantar, A. M., Chitwood, D. J. 2004. A novel matrix metalloproteinase from the soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology 136: 109-112.
Comparison of Alanine Aminopeptidase Activities in Heterodera Glycines and Caenorhabditis Elegans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E.P. 2004. Comparison of alanine aminopeptidase activites in Heterodera glycines and Caenorhabditis elegans. Nematology 6: 223-229.
Heat Shock Proteins 70 in Heterodera Glycines - (Abstract Only)
Kovaleva, E.S., Masler, E.P., Sardanelli, S.S., Chitwood, D.J. 2003. Heat shock proteins 70 in heterodera glycines. J. Nematol. 35(3): 348. 2003.
Panagrellus Redivivus As a Molecular Model for Cyst Nematodes - (Abstract Only)
Kovaleva, E.S., Kromina, K.A., Girsova, N.V., Masler, E.P., Dzhavakhiya, V.G., Chitwood, D.J. 2003. Panagrellus redivivus as a molecular model for cyst nematodes. J. Nematol. 35(3): 348. 2003.
Metabolism of An Insect Neuropeptide by the Nematode C. Elegans - (Abstract Only) - (02-Dec-02)
In Vitro Metabolism of An Insect Neuropeptide by Homogenates of the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E. P. 2003. In vitro metabolism of an insect neuropeptide by homogenates of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Helminthology 77: 43-48.
A Polyclonal Antiserum That Recognizes the Major Female-Specific Proteins, Vitellogenins, in the Soybean Cyst Nematode Heterodera Glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E. P. 2002. A polyclonal antiserum that recognizes the major female-specific proteins, vitellogenins, in the soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines. International Journal of Nematology 12: 119-124.
Human Proprotein Convertase 2 Homologue from a Plant Nematode: Cloning, Characterization and Comparison with Other Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Mar-02)
Aminopeptidase-Like Activities in Caenorhabditis Elegans and the Soybean Cyst Nematode Heterodera Glycines - (Abstract Only) - (06-Jun-01)
Cloning and Characterization of Cdna Encoding the First Pc2-Like Propeptideconvertase of the Plant Parasitic Nematode Heterodera Glycines - (Abstract Only) - (06-Jun-01)
Cloning and Characterization of Plant Parasitic Nematode Heterodera Glycines Genes by Using Caenorhabiditis Elegans Genome Information - (Abstract Only) - (06-Jun-01)
Aminopeptidases in Caenorhabditis Elegans and Panagrellus Redivivus: Detection Using Peptide and Non-Peptide Substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masler, E. P. 2002. Aminopeptidases in Caenorhabditis elegans and Panagrellus redivivus: detection using peptide and non-peptide substrates. Journal of Helminthology 76: 45-52.
Aminopeptidases in Parasitic and Non-Parasitic Nematodes - (Abstract Only) - (05-Dec-00)
Distribution of Aminopeptidase Activity in Preparations of the Soybean Cystnematode, Heterodera Glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Nov-00)
Comparison of Farp Immunoreactivity in Free-Living Nematodes and in the Plant-Parasitic Nematode Heterodera Glycines - (Proceedings) - (28-Oct-99)
Research on the Soybean Cyst Nematode at the Nematology Laboratory of the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Beltsville, Maryland - (Abstract Only) - (29-Jun-99)
Detection and Partial Characterization of Egg Proteins from Heterodera Glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-May-99)
Fmrfamide-Like Immunoactivity in the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera Glycines - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Mar-99)
Inhibition of Larval Growth in the Gypsy Moth Lymantria Dispar by Venom from the Parasitic Wasp, Microbracon Hebetor - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Feb-99)
Soybean Cyst Nematode Research at the Nematology Laboratory of the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Beltsville, Maryland - (Abstract Only) - (07-Jan-99)
Fmrfamide-Like Immunoreactivity in Heterodera Glycines: Changes During Development and Comparison with Caenorhabditis Elegans and Panagrellus Redivivus - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-98)
A Competitive Elisa for the Detection and Quantification of Fmrfamide-Like Peptides in Free-Living and Parasitic Nematodes - (Abstract Only) - (09-Jul-97)
Regulation of Ovarian Ecdysteroid Production in the Housefly, Musca Domestica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Dec-96)
Neurally-Derived Factors Which Affect in Vitro Ecdysteroid Production by Prothoracic Glands of the Gypsy Moth, Lymantria Dispar-Possible Developmental Regulators - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Dec-96)
Broteolytic Activity in Lepidopterans: Potential for Regulatory Agent Development - (Review Article) - (30-Oct-96)
The Distribution of Pban (Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide) Like Immunoreactivity in the Nervous System of the Gypsy Moth, Lymantria Dispar - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Jul-96)
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