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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIORATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CHRYSOMELID BEETLE PESTS OF AGRICULTURAL CROPS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Removing external DNA contamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Weber, D.C., Hu, J.S., Coudron, T.A., Payton, M.E. 2012. Removing external DNA contamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12(3):464-469.
Removing external DNA decontamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Weber, D.C., Hu, J.S., Coudron, T.A., Payton, M. 2012. Removing external DNA decontamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12:464-469.
Root herbivory: molecular analysis of the maize transcriptome upon infestation by Southern corn rootworm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., El Kayal, W., Ju, C., Cooke, J. 2012. Root herbivory: molecular analysis of the maize transcriptome upon infestation by Southern corn rootworm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi. Physiologia Plantarum. 144:303-319.
Chapter 4: Baculoviruses and other occluded insect viruses - (Book / Chapter)
Harrison, R.L., Hoover, K. 2012. Chapter 4: Baculoviruses and other occluded insect viruses. In: Vega, F. E., Kaya, H. K, editors. Insect Pathology. 2nd edition. London, England: Academic Press. p. 73-131.
Effect of prior diet on consumption and digestion of prey and non-prey food by adults of the generalist predator Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Lundgren, J.G. 2011. Effect of prior diet on consumption and digestion of prey and non-prey food by adults of the generalist predator Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 140:146-152.
Multimodal stimulation of the Colorado potato beetle: Prevalence of visual over olfactory cues - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Multimodal stimulation of the Colorado potato beetle: Prevalence of visual over olfactory cues. PLoS One. 6(6): e20990.
Lebia grandis (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Riddick, E.W. 2011. Lebia grandis (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/Lebia.html.
Barcode haplotype variation in North American agroecosystem ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Vandenberg, N.J., Hu, J.S. 2011. Barcode haplotype variation in North American agroecosystem ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae. Molecular Ecology Resources. 11(4):629-637.
A soluble form of P74 can act as a per os infectivity factor to the autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeffrey, S., Lawrence, S.D., Krell, P.J., Arif, B.M. 2010. A soluble form of P74 can act as a per os infectivity factor to the autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus. Journal of General Virology. 91:915-918.
Unnecessary roughness? Testing the hypothesis that predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis must be hand-collected to avoid cross-contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Weber, D.C., Coudron, T.A., Payton, M.E. 2010. Unnecessary roughness? Testing the hypothesis that predators destined for molecular gut-content analysis must be hand-collected to avoid cross-contamination. Molecular Ecology Resources. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02922.x.
Choosing natural enemies for conservation biological control: use of the prey detectability half-life to rank agroecosystem predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Szendrei, Z., Payton, M.E., Rowley, D.L., Coudron, T.A., Weber, D.C. 2010. Choosing natural enemies for conservation biological control: use of the prey detectability half-life to rank agroecosystem predators. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 126:97-107.
Cytokinin primes plant responses to wounding and reduces insect performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dervinis, C., Frost, C., Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., Davis, J. 2010. Cytokinin primes plant responses to wounding and reduces insect performance. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 29(3):289-296.
Molecular gut-content analysis of a predator assemblage reveals the effect of habitat manipulation on biological control in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szendrei, Z., Greenstone, M.H., Payton, M.E., Weber, D.C. 2009. Molecular gut-content analysis of a predator assemblage reveals the effect of habitat manipulation on biological control in the field. Basic and Applied Ecology. 11:153-161.
Dark side of predation: Blind side in biocontrol research - (Popular Publication)
Weber, D.C. 2009. Dark side of predation: Blind side in biocontrol research. International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants(IOBC) Nearctic Regional Section (NRS) Newsletter. 31(2):2
Habitat manipulation in potato affects colorado potato beetle dispersal     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szendrei, Z., Kramer, M.H., Weber, D.C. 2009. Habitat manipulation in potato affects Colorado potato beetle dispersal. Journal of Applied Entomology. 133:711-719.
Coccinellidae As Predators of Mites: Stethorini in Biological Control     Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Biddinger, D.J., Weber, D.C. Weber, and Hull, L.A. 2009. Coccinellidae as predators of mites: Stethorini in biological control. Biological Control. 51: 268-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.05.014.
Trophic Ecology of the Coccinellidae: Assessment of their roles as predators and as prey - (Review Article)
Weber, D., and Lundgren, J. 2009. Assessing the trophic ecology of the coccinellidae: their roles as predators and as prey. Biological Control. 51: 199-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.05.013.
Response of predators to habitat manipulation in potato fields     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szendrei, Z., Weber, D. 2009. Response of predators to habitat manipulation in potato fields. Biological Control. 50(2):123-128. Available www.sciencedirect.com/science?.
Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors - (Proceedings)
Weber, D.C., R.S. Pfannenstiel, and J.G. Lundgren. 2008. Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors. Pp. 485-494 in Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-13 February 2009, edited by Peter G. Mason, David R. Gillespie & Charles Vincent. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2008-06, Morgantown, WV, USA. Weber, D.C., R.S. Pfannenstiel, and J.G. Lundgren. 2008. Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors. Pp. 485-494 in Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-13 February 2009, edited by Peter G. Mason, David R. Gillespie & Charles Vincent. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2008-06, Morgantown, WV, USA.
Quantification of predation using qPCR: Effect of elapsed time, chaser diet, quantity of prey eggs, and sample preservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber,D.C., and Lundgren, J.G., 2009. Detection of predation using qPCR: effect of prey quantity, elapsed time, chaser diet, and sample preservation on detectable quantity of prey DNA. Journal of Insect Science. 9(41). Available http://www.insectscience.org/9.41.
Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, Donald C. 2008. Ecological consequences of night lighting [book review]. Environmental Entomology 37: 1371-1372.
Differential impact of adults and nymphs of a generalist predator on an exotic invasive pest demonstrated by molecular gut-content analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harwood, J.D., Yoo, H., Greenstone, M.H., Rowley, D.L., O'Neil, R.J. 2008. Differential impact of adults and nymphs of a generalist predator on an exotic invasive pest demonstrated by molecular gut-content analysis. Biological Invasions. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-008-9302-6.
Examining the molecular interaction between potato (Solanum tuberosum) and Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., Ju, C., Cooke, J. 2008. Examining the molecular interaction between potato (solanum tuberosum) and colorado potato beetle leptinotarsa decemlineata. Botany. 86:1080-1091. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/B08-074.
Potato defense against Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say): microarray gene expression profiling of potato (Solanum tuberosum) by Colorado potato beetle infestation and regurgitant treatment of - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S., Novak, N., Ju, C., Cooke, J. 2008. Potato, Solanum Tuberosum, defense against Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say): Microarray gene expression profiling of potato by Colorado potato beetle regurgitant treatment of wounded leaves. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34(8)1013-1025. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-008-9507-2.
Carabid Beetles as Parasitoids     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Chaboo, C.S., Saska, P. 2008. Carabid beetles as parasitoids. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2:35-37.
Colorado potato beetle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C. 2008. Colorado potato beetle. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2:324-328.
Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis - (Book / Chapter)
Weber, Donald C. 2009. Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis. American Entomologist 55(2): 122-123.
Molecular Diagnosis of Natural enemy-host Interactions - (Book / Chapter)
Harwood, J.D., Greenstone, M.H. 2008. Molecular diagnosis of natural enemy-host interactions. In: Lie, I.N., editor. Recent Advances in Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Molecular Biology. Kerala, India. Research Signpost. p. 41-57.
“Will the real ESA please stand up?” [Column] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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“When true is false, and false is true” [Column] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C. 2007. “When true is false, and false is true” [column]. American Entomologist 53:140-141.
Vouchering DNA Barcoding Specimens: Test of a Non-Destructive Extraction Protocol for Arthropods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Coddington, J, Norrbom, A., Ochoa, R., Vandenberg, N., Greenstone, M.H. 2007. Vouchering specimens for documenting arthropod barcodes: a non-destructive method for DNA extraction. Molecular Ecology Notes.(7):915-924.
Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Coddington, J.A., Gates, M.W., Norrbom, A.L., Ochoa, R., Vandenberg, N.J., Greenstone, M.H. 2007. Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 7:915-924.
Inhibition of Proteinase Inhibitor Transcripts by Leptinotarsa Decemlineata Regurgitant in Lycopersicon Esculentum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawrence, S.D., Novak, N.G., Blackburn, M.B. 2007. Inhibition of proteinase inhibitor transcripts by leptinotarsa decemlineata regurgitant in lycopersicon esculentum. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33:1041-1048.
Feeding Mode and Prey Detectability Half-Lives in Molecular Gut Analysis: An Example with Two Predators of the Colorado Potato Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Rowley, D.R., Weber, D.C. and Hawthorne, D.J. 2007. Feeding mode and prey detectability half-lives in molecular gut-content analysis: An example with two predators of the Colorado potato beetle. Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 201-209.
"response of Potato Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) to Natural Potato Odor and Synthetic Potato-Derived Colorado Potato Beetle Kairomone" - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narayandas, G., Alyokhin, A., Alford, R., Weber, D.C., Dickens, J.C. 2006. "response of potato aphid (homoptera: aphididae) to natural potato odor and synthetic potato-derived colorado potato beetle kairomone". Journal of Economic Entomology. 99:1203-1208.
Genetic Modification of Cassava for Enhanced Starch Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ihemere, U., Arias-Garzon, D., Lawrence, S.D., Sayre, R. 2006. Genetic modification of cassava for enhanced starch production. Plant Biotechnology. Vol.4, #4 Pg. 453.465
The Botanist and the Vintner” [book Review] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C. 2006. The botanist and the vintner” [book review]. American Entomologist. Vol 52, 200-201.
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