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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Paul D. Shirk

Research Physiologist (Insects)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Examining the role of foraging and malvolio in host-finding behavior in the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Donohue, K.V., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Examining the role of foraging and malvolio in host-finding behavior in the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 0(0)1-15.
Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Shoemaker, D.D., Wurm, Y., Strong, C.A., Varone, L., Becnel, J.J., Shirk, P.D. 2013. Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta . Biological Control. 67:431-439.
Identification of three Halloween genes from the varroa mite and their expression during brood cell invasion - (Abstract Only) - (18-Aug-13)
European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dafoe, N.J., Thomas, J.D., Shirk, P.D., Legaspi, M.E., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize. PLoS One. 8(9):1-18.
Identification and molecular cloning of three Halloween genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) (Acari: Varroidae) - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jun-13)
Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a carrier/storage protein in the Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Duehl, A.J., Donohue, K.V., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Genomic organization and reproductive regulation of a carrier/storage protein in the Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman). Insect Molecular Biology. 22(5):505-522.
Closely related Wolbachia (Rickettsiales:Rickettsiaceae) recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, A., Sivinski, J.M., Shirk, P.D., Aluja, M. 2013. Closely related Wolbachia (Rickettsiales:Rickettsiaceae) recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):649-653.
Variable induction of vitellogenin genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L, host and its environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Duehl, A.J., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2013. Variable induction of vitellogenin genes in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L, host and its environment. Insect Molecular Biology. 22(1):88-103.
Plant responses to hidden herbivores: European corn borer (ECB; Ostrinia nubilalis) attack on maize induces both defense and susceptibility - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Predator-Prey Relationships on Apiaceae at an Organic Farm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shirk, P.D., Shapiro, J.P., Reitz, S.R., Gruters Thomas, J.M., Koenig, R.L., Hay-Roe, M.M., Buss, L.J. 2012. Predator-Prey Relationships on Apiaceae at an Organic Farm. Journal of Environmental Entomology. 41(3):487-496.
Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor - (Other)
Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Evans, J.D., Teal, P.E. 2012. Cloning and submission to the Natural Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database of two complete vitellogenin genes from the varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Genbank. JQ974976-JQ974977.
Mass-rearing of a tropical minute pirate bug, Orius Pumilio (Hemiptera:Anthocoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gruters Thomas, J.M., Shirk, P.D., Shapiro, J.P., Allan, S.A. 2012. Mass-rearing of a tropical minute pirate bug, Orius Pumilio (Hemiptera:Anthocoridae). Florida Entomologist. 95(1):199-201.
Larval development of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) an endoparasitoid of Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rohrig, E.A., Shirk, P.D., Hall, D.G., Stansly, P.A. 2011. Larval development of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) an endoparasitoid of Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae).. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:50-58.
Ovarian development in the predaceous minute pirate bug Orius pumilio: relationship to diet and mating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, J.P., Shirk, P.D. 2010. Ovarian development in the predaceous minute pirate bug Orius pumilio: relationship to diet and mating. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(6):971-978.
Parthenogenesis induction by Wolbachia in parasitoids - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jul-10)
Feeding and Mating are required for Ovarian Development and Egg Production in the Predaceous Minute Pirate Bug Orius pumilio - (Abstract Only)
Shirk, P.D., Shapiro, J.P. 2010. Feeding and Mating are required for Ovarian Development and Egg Production in the Predaceous Minute Pirate Bug Orius pumilio. Developmental Biology.344:A124-No.3562010.
Identity of two sympatric species of Orius (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, J.P., Shirk, P.D., Kelley, K., Lewis, T.M., Horton, D.R. 2010. Identity of two sympatric species of Orius (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae). Journal of Insect Science. 10:189.
Species specific ITS-1 DNA Sequences for the identification of Orius insidiosus, Orius pumilio and Orius tristicolor. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shirk, P.D., Furlong, R.B., Shapiro, J.P. 2009. Species specific ITS-1 DNA Sequences for the identification of Orius insidiosus, Orius pumilio and Orius tristicolor.. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).Public Database. Acces. No. GU214726-GU214728.
Single inverted terminal repeats of the Junonia coenia Densovirus promotes somatic chromosomal integration of vector plasmids in insect cells and supports high efficiency expression - (Abstract Only)
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Sympatry of Orius insidiosus and O. pumilio (Hemiptera:Anthocoridae) in north central Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, J.P., Shirk, P.D., Reitz, S.R., Koenig, R. 2009. Sympatry of Orius insidiosus and O. pumilio (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) in North Central Florida. Florida Entomologist. 92:362-366.
Nutritional manipulation of adult female Orius pumilio (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) enhances initial predatory performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, J.P., Reitz, S.R., Shirk, P.D. 2009. Nutritional manipulation of adult female Orius pumilio (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) enhances initial predatory performance. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:500-506.
Vitellogenesis - (Book / Chapter)
Shirk, P.D. 2008. Vitellogenesis. In: Capinera, John L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 93-97.
Care and feeding of Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae): Assessing the impact of diet on predation following adult female eclosion - (Abstract Only) - (15-Nov-07)
Junonia Coenia Densovirus Derived Vectors Offer New Avenues for Exploration and Examination of Polydnavirus (Pdv) Gene Function in Vivo - (Abstract Only) - (30-Sep-07)
Nutrition for optimal predatory performance of adult female Orius insidiosus - (Abstract Only)
Shapiro, J.P., Reitz, S.R., Shirk, P.D., Ferkovich, S.M. 2007. Nutrition for optimal predatory performance of adult female Orius insidiosus. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Regulation of Junonia coenia Densovirus P9 Promoter Expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shirk, P.D., Bossin, H., Furlong, R.B., Gillett, J.L. 2007. Regulation of Junonia coenia Densovirus P9 Promoter Expression. Insect Molecular Biology.
Regulation of Junonia coenia densovirus P9 promotor expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shirk, P.D., Bossin, H., Furlong, R.B., Gillett, J. 2007. Regulation of Junonia coenia densovirus P9 promotor expression. Insect Molecular Biology. 16:623-633.
Functionality of Jcdnv-Derived Somatic Transformation Vectors in Insects and the Role of Viral Enhancer Sequences - (Proceedings)
Shirk, P.D., Gillett, J., Bossin, H. 2006. Functionality of JCDNV-Derived Somatic transformation vectors in insects and the role of viral enhancer sequences. Journal of Insect Science. 6:46.
Somatic Transformation Efficiencies and Expression Patterns Using the Jcdnv and Piggybac Transposon Gene Vectors in Insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bossin, H., Furlong, R.B., Gillett, J.L., Bergoin, M., Shirk, P.D. 2007. Somatic transformation efficiencies and expression patterns using the JcDNV and piggyBac transposon gene vectors in insects. Insect Molecular Biology. 16:37-47.
Development of the Larval Ovary in the Moth, Plodia Interpunctella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckemeyer, E.F., Shirk, P.D. 2004. Development of the larval ovary in the moth, Plodia interpunctella. Journal of Insect Physiology. 50:1045-1051.
Vitellogenesis and Post-Vitellogenic Maturation of the Insect Ovarian Follicle - (Book / Chapter)
Swevers, L., Raikhel, A.S., Sappington, T.W., Shirk, P.D., Iatrou, K. 2005. Vitellogenesis and post-vitellogenic maturation of the insect ovarian follicle. In: Gilbert, L.I., Iatrou, K., Gill, S.S., editors. Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science. Volume 1. New York, NY: Elsevier Pergamon. p. 87-155.
Deletion of Densoviral Sequences Reduces the Efficiency of Somatic Integration of Jcdnv-Derived Plasmids in Insects. - (Proceedings)
SHIRK, P.D., FURLONG, R.B., BOSSIN, H. DELETION OF DENSOVIRAL SEQUENCES REDUCES THE EFFICIENCY OF SOMATIC INTEGRATION OF JCDNV-DERIVED PLASMIDS IN INSECTS. MEETING ABSTRACT. 2003. www.insectscience.org/3.36
Fat Body Produced Yolk Protein Genes in Hyphantria Cunea Are Related to the Yp4 Follicular Epithelium Yolk Protein Subunit Gene of Pyralid Moths - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheon, H.M., Kim, H.J., Yun, C.Y., Lee, H.J., Lee, I.H., Shirk, P.D., Seo, S.J. Fat body expressed yolk protein genes in Hyphantria cunea are related to the YP4 follicular epithelium yolk protein subunit gene of pyralid moths. Insect Molecular Biology. 2003. v.12(4). p.383-392.
A Piggybac-Derived Vector Efficiently Promotes Germ-Line Transformation in the Silkworm Bombyx Mori L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Dec-99)
A Cdna of Yp4, a Follicular Epithelium Yolk Protein Subunit, in the Moth, Plodia Interpunctella. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jan-99)
Alpha-Crystallin Protein Cognates Are Chaperones for Follicular Epithelium Yolk Protein in Eggs of the Moth, Plodia Interpunctella - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Nov-97)
Identification and analysis of the major yolk polypeptide from the caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Handler, A.M., Galette, A.S. 1988. Identification and analysis of the major yolk polypeptide from the caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 9:91-106.
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