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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Matthew Tarver

Research Geneticist (Insects)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
An evaluation of the associations of parameters related to the fall of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) from commercial honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies as tools for selective breeding for mite resistance. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Tarver, M.R., Khongphinitbunjong, K. 2014. An evaluation of the associations of parameters related to the fall of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) from commercial honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies as tools for selective breeding for mite resistance. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):516-522.
A laboratory technique to study the effects of Varroa destructor and viruses on developing worker honey bees - (Research Notes)
De Guzman, L.I., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Rinderer, T.E., Tarver, M.R., Frake, A.M. 2013. A laboratory technique to study the effects of Varroa destructor and viruses on developing worker honey bees. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(5):262-264.
An economical and effective high-throughput DNA extraction protocol for molecular marker analysis in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holloway, B.A., Tarver, M.R., Rinderer, T.E. 2013. An economical and effective high-throughput DNA extraction protocol for molecular marker analysis in honey bees. Entomological Experimental Applied. 148:196-200.
Fine mapping implicates two immunity genes in larval resistance to the honey bee brood fungal disease, Chalkbrood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holloway, B.A., Tarver, M.R., Rinderer, T.E. 2013. Fine mapping implicates two immunity genes in larval resistance to the honey bee brood fungal disease, Chalkbrood. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(2):134-140.
Preliminary results on the evaluation of honey bee stocks for susceptibility to deformed wing virus - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jan-13)
Myosin gene expression and protein abundance in different castes of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Florane, C.B., Mattison, C.P., Holloway, B.A., Lax, A.R. 2012. Myosin gene expression and protein abundance in different castes of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). Insects. 3:1190-1199.
Temporal expression of pecan allergens during nut development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattison, C.P., Tarver, M.R., Florane, C.B., Graham, C.J. 2013. Temporal expression of pecan allergens during nut development. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 88-2:173-178.
The ultrasound-enhanced bioscouring performance of four polygalacturonase enzymes obtained from rhizopus oryzae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Easson, M.W., Mertens, J.A., Fortier, C.A., Slopek, R.P., Condon, B.D., Boykin, D.L., Tarver, M.R. 2013. The ultrasound-enhanced bioscouring performance of four polygalacturonase enzymes obtained from rhizopus oryzae. American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Review. 13(2):51-56.
Cyp15F1: A novel cytochrome P450 gene linked to juvenile hormone-dependent caste differention in the termite R. flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Coy, M., Zhang, D., Scharf, M.E. 2012. Cyp15F1: A novel cytochrome P450 gene linked to juvenile hormone-dependent caste differention in the termite R. flavipes. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 80(2):92-108.
Methoprene and temperature effects on caste differentiation and protein composition in the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Florane, C.B., Zhang, D., Grimm, C.C., Lax, A.R. 2012. Methoprene and temperature effects on caste differentiation and protein composition in the formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus. Insect Science. 12:18.
Screening of multiple potential control genes for use in caste and body region comparisons using RT-qPCR in Coptotermes formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Mattison, C.P., Florane, C.B., Hinchliffe, D.J., Zhang, D., Lax, A.R. 2012. Screening of multiple potential control genes for use in caste and body region comparisons using RT-qPCR in Coptotermes formosanus. Sociobiology. 59(1):81-96.
Identification of Maillard reaction induced chemical modifications on Ara h 1 - (Abstract Only)
Mattison, C.P., Grimm, C.C., Desormeaux, W.A., Ruan, S., Tarver, M.R., Hurlburt, B.K., Cheng, H., Maleki, S.J. 2012. Identification of Maillard reaction induced chemical modifications on Ara h 1. Abstract presented at Allergy and Immunology Meeting American Academy.
Identification of anti-malondialdehyde reactive bands in cashew extracts - (Research Notes)
Mattison, C.P., Tarver, M.R., Desormeaux, W.A. 2011. Identification of anti-malondialdehyde reactive bands in cashew extracts. Internet Web Page. AB CAM Website.
Low molecular weight anti-carboxymethyl lysine reactive bands in cashew extracts - (Research Notes)
Mattison, C.P., Tarver, M.R., Desormeaux, W.A. 2011. Low molecular weight anti-carboxymethyl lysine reactive bands in cashew extracts. Internet Web Page. AB CAM Website.
The bioscouring performance of four polygalacturonase enzymes - (Proceedings)
Easson, M.W., Mertens, J.A., Boykin, D.L., Fortier, C.A., Tarver, M.R., Condon, B.D. 2012. The bioscouring performance of four polygalacturonase enzymes. Proceedings of The American Association Of Textile Chemists And Colorists. 54-60.
Cross-reactivity of termite myosin; a potential allergen - (Research Notes)
Mattison, C.P., Tarver, M.R., Florane, C.B. 2011. Cross-reactivity of termite myosin; a potential allergen. AB CAM Internet Web Page.
Soldier caste influences on candidate primer pheromone levels and juvenile hormone-dependent caste differentiation in workers of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Schmelz, E.A., Scharf, M.E. 2011. Soldier caste influences on candidate primer pheromone levels and juvenile hormone-dependent caste differentiation in workers of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:771–777.
Temperature affect on caste differentiation and protein composition in Coptotermes formosanus - (Abstract Only) - (01-Dec-10)
Socio-environmental influences on 1 developmental and caste-regulatory gene expression in the eusocial insect Reticulitermes flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Zhou, X., Scharf, M. 2010. Socio-environmental influences on 1 developmental and caste-regulatory gene expression in the eusocial insect Reticulitermes flavipes. BioMed Central (BMC) Molecular Biology. (11)28:1471-2199.
Last Modified: 7/16/2012
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