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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MICROBIAL AND GENETIC RESOURCES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND HIGH-VALUE USES

Location: Biological Integrated Pest Management Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

An overview of arthropod-associated fungi from Argentina and Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sosa Gomez, D., Lopez Lastra, C., Humber, R.A. 2010. An overview of arthropod-associated fungi from Argentina and Brazil. Mycopathologia. 170:61-76.
Identification of a hybrid PKS-NRPS required for the biosynthesis of NG-391 and NG-393 metabolites in Metarhizium anisopliae - (Abstract Only)
Donzelli, B., Krasnoff, S., Churchill, A., Vandenberg, J.D., Gibson, D.M. 2009. Identification of a hybrid PKS-NRPS required for the biosynthesis of NG-391 and NG-393 metabolites in Metarhizium anisopliae. Meeting Abstract. p.20.
4-Nitrotryptophan is a substrate for the non-ribosomal peptide synthetase TxtB in the thaxtomin A biosynthetic pathway - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.G., Krasnoff, S., Bignell, D.R., Chung, W., Tao, T., Parry, R.J., Loria, R., Gibson, D.M. 2009. 4-Nitrotryptophan is a substrate for the non-ribosomal peptide synthetase TxtB in the thaxtomin A biosynthetic pathway. Molecular Microbiology. 73:409-418.
The Entomophaga grylli (Fresenius) Batko species complex (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) infecting grasshoppers in Ilheus (Bahia) Brazil: notes and new records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez, S.M., Humber, R.A., Freitas, A.L. 2011. The Entomophaga grylli (Fresenius) Batko species complex (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) infecting grasshoppers in Ilheus (Bahia) Brazil: notes and new records. Manejo Integrado De Plagas Y Agroecologia. 24(2):71-81.
LSU rDNA phylogeny for Entomophthoromycotina - (Abstract Only)
Gryganskyi, A., Humber, R.A., Vilgalys, R. 2009. LSU rDNA phylogeny for Entomophthoromycotina. Inoculum. 60(3):19.
Occurrence of invertebrate-pathogenic fungi in a Cerrado ecosystem in Central Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rocha, L.N., Tai, M.H., Santos, A.H., Albernaz, D.S., Humber, R.A., Luz, C. 2009. Occurrence of invertebrate-pathogenic fungi in a Cerrado ecosystem in Central Brazil. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:547-553.
Molecular methods of identification and diagnosis of fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Castrillo, L.A., Humber, R.A. 2009. Molecular methods of identification and diagnosis of fungi. Book Chapter. In: Stock, S.P., Vandenberg, J., Glazer, I., Boemare, N., editors. Insect pathogens: molecular approaches and techniques. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 50-70.
An Optimized Microplate Assay System for Quantitative Evaluation of Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzyme Activity of Fungal Culture Extracts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, B.C., Donnelly, M.K., Bergstrom, G.C., Walker, L.P., Gibson, D.M. 2009. An Optimized Microplate Assay System for Quantitative Evaluation of Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzyme Activity of Fungal Culture Extracts. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 102:1033-1044.
Variability of the mitochondrial SSU rDNA of entomopathogenic fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sosa-Gomez, D.R., Humber, R.A., Hodge, K.T., Binneck, E., Da Silva-Brandao, K.L. 2008. Variability of the mitochondrial SSU rDNA of entomopathogenic fungi. Mycopathologia. 167:145-154.
A microplate assay for quantitative evaluation of plant cell wall degrading enzymes - (Abstract Only)
King, B., Donnelly, M., Bergstrom, G., Walker, L., Gibson, D.M. 2008. A microplate assay for quantitative evaluation of plant cell wall degrading enzymes. Meeting Abstract. p. 20.
Agrobacterium-mediated disruption of a nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene in the invertebrate pathogen Metarhizium anisopliae reveals a peptide spore factor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moon, Y., Donzelli, B., Krasnoff, S., Mclane, H., Griggs, M., Cooke, P.H., Vandenberg, J.D., Gibson, D.M., Churchill, A. 2008. Agrobacterium-mediated disruption of a nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene in the invertebrate pathogen Metarhizium anisopliae reveals a peptide spore factor. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74:4366-4380.
Entomogenous fungi - (Review Article)
Humber, R.A. 2009. Entomogenous fungi. Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3rd ed. p. 443-456.
Thaxtomin biosynthesis: The path to plant pathogenicity in the genus Streptomyces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Loria, R., Bignell, D.D., Moll, S., Huguet-Tapia, J.C., Joshi, M.V., Johnson, E.G., Seipke, R.F., Gibson, D.M. 2008. Thaxtomin biosynthesis: The path to plant pathogenicity in the genus Streptomyces. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 94:3-10.
Evolution of entomopathogenicity in fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Humber, R.A. 2008. Evolution of entomopathogenicity in fungi. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 98(3):262-266.
Evolution of entomopathogenicity in fungi - (Abstract Only)
(04-Mar-08)
The production of dianthrones and phloroglucinol derivatives in St. John’s wort - (Book / Chapter)
Kirakosyan,, A., Gibson, D.M., Kaufmann,, P.B. 2008. The production of dianthrones and phloroglucinol derivatives in St. John’s wort. In: Ramawat, K.G., Merillon, J. editors. Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants. XXIV Edition. Springer. p. 149-162.
Plant pathogenic Streptomyces species produce nitric oxide synthase-derived nitric oxide in response to host signals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson,, E.G., Sparks,, J.P., Dzikovski,, B., Crane,, B.R., Gibson, D.M., Loria,, R. 2008. Plant pathogenic Streptomyces species produce nitric oxide synthase-derived nitric oxide in response to host signals. Chemistry and Biology. 15(1):43-50.
Serinocyclins A and B, Cyclic Heptapeptides from Metarhizium anisopliae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krasnoff, S., Keresztes, I., Gillilan, R.E., Szebenyi, D.E., Donzelli, B., Churchill, A.L., Gibson, D.M. 2008. Serinocyclins A and B, Cyclic Heptapeptides from Metarhizium anisopliae. Journal of Natural Products. 70:1919-1924.
Modeling Production of Antifungal Compounds and their Role in Biocontrol Inhibitory Activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pryor, S.W., Siebert, K., Gibson, D.M., Gossett, J.M., Walker, L.P. 2007. Modeling Production of Antifungal Compounds and their Role in Biocontrol Inhibitory Activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:9530-9536.
The AraC/XylS regulator TxtR modulates Thaxtomin Biosynthesis and Virulence in Streptomyces scabies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joshi, M.V., Bignell, D.D., Johnson, E.G., Sparks, J.P., Gibson, D.M., Loria, R. 2007. The AraC/XylS regulator TxtR modulates Thaxtomin Biosynthesis and Virulence in Streptomyces scabies. Molecular Microbiology. 66:633-642.
Cello-oligosaccharides released from host plants induce pathogenicity in scab-causing Streptomyces species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.G., Joshi, M.V., Gibson, D.M., Loria, R. 2008. Cello-oligosaccharides released from host plants induce pathogenicity in scab-causing Streptomyces species. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 71:18-25.
Intracellular siderophores are essential for ascomycete sexual development in heterothallic Cochliobolus heterostrophus and homothallic Gibberella zeae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oide, S., Krasnoff, S., Gibson, D.M., Turgeon, G. 2007. Intracellular siderophores are essential for ascomycete sexual development in heterothallic Cochliobolus heterostrophus and homothallic Gibberella zeae. Eukaryotic Cell. 6:1339-1353.
New records of entomopathogenic fungi infecting Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum, pests of horticultural crops, in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Aug-07)
Identification of Metarhizium anisopliae transcripts expressed during the fungus- insect interaction - (Abstract Only)
Donzelli, B., Krasnoff, S., Gibson, D.M., Vandenberg, J.D., Churchill, A. 2007. Identification of Metarhizium anisopliae transcripts expressed during the fungus- insect interaction. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. p. 87.
Optimization of Spore and Antifungal Lipopeptide Production during the Solid State Fermentation of Bacillus subtilis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pryor, S., Gibson, D.M., Hay, A., Gossett, J., Walker, L. 2007. Optimization of Spore and Antifungal Lipopeptide Production during the Solid State Fermentation of Bacillus subtilis. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 143:63-79.
A new species of Conidiobolus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, B., Humber, R.A., Hodge, K. 2007. A new species of Conidiobolus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mycotaxon. 100:227-233.
Effect of Carbohydrates on the Production of Thaxtomin a by Streptomyces Acidiscabies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wach, M.J., Loria, R., Krasnoff, S.B., Gibson, D.M. 2007. Effect of carbohydrates on the production of thaxtomin a by streptomyces acidiscabies. Archives Of Microbiology. 188:81-88
The production of hypericins in two selected Hypericum perforatum shoot cultures is related to differences in black gland structure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kornfeld, A., Kaufman, P.B., Lu, C.R., Gibson, D.M., Bolling, S.F., Warber, S.L., Chang, S., Kirakosyan, A. 2007. The production of hypericins in two selected Hypericum perforatum shoot cultures is related to differences in black gland structure. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 45:24-32.
Differential Analysis of 2D NMR Spectra: New Natural Products from a Pilot-Scale Fungal Extract Library - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schroeder, F.C., Gibson, D.M., Churchill, A.C., Punchapat, S., Wursthorn, E.J., Krasnoff, S.B., Clardy, J. 2007. Differential Analysis of 2D NMR Spectra: New Natural Products from a Pilot-Scale Fungal Extract Library. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 46:901-904.
Minimization of Between-well Sample Variance of Antifungal Activity Measurements Using a High-Throughput Screening Microplate Bioassay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pryor, S.W., Gibson, D.M., Bergstrom, G.C., Walker, L.P. 2007. Minimization of Between-well Sample Variance of Antifungal Activity Measurements Using a High-Throughput Screening Microplate Bioassay. Biotechniques. 42(2):168-172.
Schizangiella serpentis infection in a Virginia ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta) - (Abstract Only)
Dwyer, J., Burwell, B., Humber, R.A., Mcleod, C., Fleetwood, M., Johnson, T. 2006. Schizangiella serpentis infection in a Virginia ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta) [abstract]. Veterinary Pathology. 43(5):819.
Nps6, Encoding a Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthetase Involved in Siderophore-Mediated Iron Metabolism, Is a Conserved Virulence Determinant of Plant Pathogenic Ascomycetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oide, S., Moeder, W., Krasnoff, S., Gibson, D.M., Haas, H., Yoshioka, K., Turgeon, G. 2006. Nps6, encoding a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase involved in siderophore-mediated iron metabolism, is a conserved virulence determinant of plant pathogenic ascomycetes. The Plant Cell. 18:2836-2853.
Natural Occurrence of Entomopathogenic Fungi (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) of Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Pests of Horticultural Crops in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scorsetti, A.C., Humber, R.A., Garcia, J.J., Lopez Lastra, C.C. 2007. Natural occurrence of entomopathogenic fungi (zygomycetes: entomophthorales) of aphid (hemiptera: aphididae) pests of horticultural crops in argentina. Biocontrol. 52(5):641-655.
Identification of Antifungal Compounds in a Biological Control Product Using a Microplate Inhibition Bioassay and Ms Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pryor, S.W., Gibson, D.M., Krasnoff, S.B., Walker, L.P. 2006. Identification of antifungal compounds in a biological control product using a microplate inhibition bioassay and ms analysis. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). 49:1643-1649.
Production of Mutagenic Metabolites by Metarhizium Anisopliae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krasnoff, S.B., Sommers, C.H., Moon, Y., Donzelli, B., Vandenberg, J.D., Churchill, A., Gibson, D.M. 2006. Production of mutagenic metabolites by metarhizium anisopliae. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:7083-7088.
An Abridged Glossary of Terms Used in Invertebrate Pathology, 3rd Edition - (Other)
Onstad, D.W., Fuxa, J.R., Humber, R.A., Oestergaard, J., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Gouli, V.V., Anderson, R.S., Andreadis, T.S., Lacey, L.A. 2006. An Abridged Glossary of Terms Used in Invertebrate Pathology, 3rd Edition. Society of Invertebrate Pathology. Available: http://www.sipweb.org/glossary.
Effect of the Plant Peptide Regulator, Phytosulfokine-Alpha, on the Growth and Taxol Production from Taxus Sp. Suspension Cultures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, B., Gibson, D.M., Shuler, M.L. 2006. Effect of the plant peptide regulator, phytosulfokine-alpha, on the growth and taxol production from taxus sp. suspension cultures. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 95:8-14.
Further Notes on the Molecular Taxonomy of Metarhizium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, B., Humber, R.A., Li, S., Li, Z., Hodge, K.T. 2006. Further notes on the molecular taxonomy of metarhizium. Mycotaxon. 94:181-187.
Thaxtomin Biosynthesis in Plant-Pathogenic Streptomyces Is Induced by Cellobiose, a Plant Cell Wall Component - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E.G., Wach, M., Gibson, D.M., Loria, R. 2006. Thaxtomin biosynthesis in plant-pathogenic streptomyces is induced by cellobiose, a plant cell wall component [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 96:555.
Molecular Evidence for the Taxonomic Status of Metarhizium Taii and Its Teleomorph, Cordyceps Taii (Hypocreales, Clavicipitaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, B., Li, C., Humber, R.A., Hodge, K.T., Fan, M., Li, Z. Molecular evidence for the taxonomic status of metarhizium taii and its teleomorph, cordyceps taii (hypocreales, clavicipitaceae). Mycotaxon. 94:137-147.
Searching for Polyketides in Insect Pathogenic Fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Gibson, D.M., Krasnoff, S.B., Churchill, A.C. 2006. Searching for polyketides in insect pathogenic fungi. In: Rimando, A., Bauer, S., editors. Polyketides: Biosynthesis, Genetics, and Biological Activity. ACS Book Series 955. p. 48-67.
Entomophthora Ferdinandii (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) Causing Natural Infestations of Muscae Domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez Lastra, C.C., Siri, A., Garcia, J.J., Eilenberg, J., Humber, R.A. 2006. Entomophthora ferdinandii (zygomycetes: entomophthorales) causing natural infestations of muscae domestica (diptera: muscidae) in argentina. Mycopathologia. 161(4):251-254.
First Record of Clonostachys Rosea (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) As An Entomopathogenic Fungus of Oncometopia Tucumana and Sonesimia Grossa (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Toledo, A.V., Virla, E., Humber, R.A., Paradell, S.L., Lopez-Lastra, C.C. First record of clonostachys rosea (ascomycota: hypocreales) as an entomopathogenic fungus of oncometopia tucumana and sonesimia grossa (hemiptera: cicadellidae) in argentina. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92(1):7-10.
Chemistry and Phytotoxicity of Thaxtomin a Alkyl Ethers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krasnoff, S.B., Lobkovsky, E., Wach, M.J., Loria, R., Gibson, D.M. 2005. Chemistry and phytotoxicity of thaxtomin a alkyl ethers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53(24):9445-9451.
Plant-Pathogenic Streptomyces: Breaching the Wall by Sensing the Wall - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, E., Wach, M., Joshi, M., Loria, R., Gibson, D.M. 2005. Plant-pathogenic streptomyces: breaching the wall by sensing the wall [abstract]. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. p.91.
Targeted Disruption of a Peptide Synthetase Gene in Metarhizium Anisopliae Has No Effect on Destruxins Production Or Virulence Against Insects - (Abstract Only)
Moon, Y., Krasnoff, S.B., Donzelli, B.G., Vandenberg, J.D., Churchill, A.C., Gibson, D.M. 2005. Targeted disruption of a peptide synthetase gene in metarhizium anisopliae has no effect on destruxins production or virulence against insects. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. p. 51.
Antibacterial Toxins Are Overproduced in a Gene Disruption Mutant of Metarhizium Anisopliae - (Abstract Only)
Krasnoff, S., Moon, Y., Donzelli, B.G., Churchill, A.C., Vandenberg, J.D., Gibson, D.M. 2005. Antibacterial toxins are overproduced in a gene disruption mutant of metarhizium anisopliae. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. p. 50.
Exploring Polyketides of Insect Pathogenic Fungi - (Abstract Only)
Gibson, D.M., Krasnoff, S.B., Churchill, A. 2005. Exploring polyketides of insect pathogenic fungi. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting. 229(1-2):AGRO 10.
Relationship of Viability and Apoptosis to Taxol Production in Taxus Sp. Suspension Cultures Elicited with Methyl Jasmonate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, B., Gibson, D.M., Shuler, M.L. 2005. Relationship of viability and apoptosis to taxol production in taxus sp. suspension cultures elicited with methyl jasmonate. Biotechnology Progress. 21:700-707.
Insect and Other Arthropod-Associated Fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Benjamin, R.K., Blackwell, M., Chapela, I.H., Humber, R.A., Jones, K.G., Klepzig, K.D., Lichtwardt, R.W., Malloch, D., Spatafora, J.W., Weir, A. 2004. Insect- and other arthropod-associated fungi. In: Mueller, G.M., Bills, G.F., Foster, M. S., editors. Biodiversity of Fungi: Inventory and Monitoring Methods. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press. Chapter 18, pp. 395-434.
Cicadapeptins I and Ii: New Aib-Containing Peptides from the Entomopathogenic Fungus Cordyceps Heteropoda - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krasnoff, S.B., Reategui, R., Wagenaar, M.M., Gloer, J.B., Gibson, D.M. 2004. Cicadapeptins i and ii: new aib-containing peptides from the entomopathogenic fungus cordyceps heteropoda. Journal of Natural Products. 68(1):50-55.
Effect of Subculture and Elicitation on Instability of Taxol Production in Taxus Sp. Suspension Cultures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, B., Gibson, D.M., Shuler, M.L. 2004. Effect of subculture and elicitation on instability of taxol production in taxus sp. suspension cultures. Biotechnology Progress. 20:1666-1673.
Conidiobolus Antarcticus, a New Species from Continental Antarctica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tosi, S., Caretta, G., Humber, R.A. 2004. Conidiobolus antarcticus, a new species from continental antarctica. Mycotaxon. 90:343-347.
Pathogenicity in the Laboratory of the Fungus Lecanicillium Muscarium Against Phytophagous Mites - (Abstract Only)
Mineiro, J.L., Raga, A., Leite, L.G., Humber, R.A., Sato, M.E., Nicastro, R.L. 2004. Pathogenicity in the laboratory of the fungus lecanicillium muscarium against phytophagous mites. Brazilian Entomological Congress Abstracts and Proceedings, Sept. 2004, Gramado, Brazil. p.176.
First Report of Lecanicillium Muscarium Attacking Mites on Coffee in Brazil - (Abstract Only)
Mineiro, J.L., Raga, A., Leite, L.G., Humber, R.A., Sato, M.E., Nicastro, R.L. 2004. First report of lecanicillium muscarium attacking mites on coffee in brazil. In: Brazilian Entomological Congress Abstracts and Proceedings. Proc. 20th Brazilian Entomological Congress, Sept. 2004, Gramado, Brazil. p.175.
Cicadapeptins, New Aib-Containing Peptides, from An Entomopathogenic Cordyceps Sp - (Abstract Only)
Krasnoff, S.B., Gibson, D.M., Wagenaar, M., Reategui, R., Gloer, J.B. 2004. Cicadapeptins, new aib-containing peptides, from an entomopathogenic cordyceps sp [abstract]. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting Proceedings. p. 66.
Nitric Oxide's Role in Common Scab of Potato: Phytotoxin Biosynthesis and What Else? - (Abstract Only)
Wach, M.J., Johnson, E.G., Gibson, D.M., Loria, R. 2004. Nitric oxide's role in common scab of potato: phytotoxin biosynthesis and what else? [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 94:S106
Preservation of in Vitro Cultures of the Mite Pathogenic Fungus Neozygites Tanajoae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delalibera, I., Humber, R.A., Hajek, A.E. 2004. Preservation of in vitro cultures of the mite pathogenic fungus neozygites tanajoae. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 50:579-586.
Neozygites Tanajoae Sp. NOV., a Pathogen of the Cassava Green Mite - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delalibera, I., Hajek, A.E., Humber, R.A. 2004. Neozygites tanajoae sp. nov., a pathogen of the cassava green mite. Mycologia. 96(5):1002-1009.
Prospección de hongos Entomophthorales para el control natural de insectos en Bahía, Brasil [Prospecting Entomophthoralean fungi for the natural control of insects in Bahia, Brazil] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendez Sanchez, S., Humber, R.A., Roberts, D., Freitas, A., Lima, L., Silva, G., De Almeida, C., Nunes, E. 2002. Prospección de hongos Entomophthorales para el control natural de insectos en Bahía, Brasil [Prospecting Entomophthoralean fungi for the natural control of insects in Bahia, Brazil]. Revista Manejo Integrado de Plagas. 66:20-30.
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