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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: AUGMENTATIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND MASS REARING FOR BENEFICIAL AND PEST INSECTS

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research Unit

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

Self-selection of two diet components by Tennebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae and its impact on fitness - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tedders, W.L. 2011. Self-selection of two diet components by Tennebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae and its impact on fitness. Environmental Entomology. 40(50): 1285-1294.
Microencapsuling aerial conidia of Trichoderma harzianum through spray drying at elevated temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, X., Custis, D. 2010. Microencapsuling aerial conidia of Trichoderma harzianum through spray drying at elevated temperatures. Biological Control. 56:202-208.
RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2011. RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138:83-92.
Gene knockdown through RNAi in Lygus lineolaris - (Abstract Only)
(21-Oct-10)
Efecto de la dieta artificial MP sobre la emergencia y relacion de sexos de Phymastichus coffea (Hymenoptera:Eulophidae) mantenido sobre su hueped, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scloytidae)a traves de generaciones contin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Oct-10)
Aspectos de biología y tablas de vida de Cephalonomia stephanoderis y Prorops nasuta (Himenoptera: Bethilidae) sobre su hospedero la broca del café criada en la dieta artificial Cenibroca modificada. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Oct-10)
Tri-trophic level Impact of Host Plant Linamarin and Lotaustralin on Tetranychus urticae (Mesostigmata: Tetranychidae) and its predator Phytoseiulus persimilis (Prostigmata: Phytoseiidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2010. Tri-trophic level Impact of Host Plant Linamarin and Lotaustralin on Tetranychus urticae (Mesostigmata: Tetranychidae) and its predator Phytoseiulus persimilis (Prostigmata: Phytoseiidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:1354-1362.
Ingested boric acid on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J. 2011. Ingested boric acid on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 46: 89-95.
Lima bean – lady beetle interactions: hooked trichomes affect survival of Stethorus punctillum larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2010. Lima bean – lady beetle interactions: hooked trichomes affect survival of Stethorus punctillum larvae. Biocontrol. 56:55-63.
Potential long-term storage of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2010. Potential long-term storage of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis. Biocontrol. 55(5):639-644.
Specific antibody for pesticide residue determination produced by antibody-pesticide complex     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Chen, J., Wang, C., Guo, Y., Liang, X., Zhu, G. 2010. Specific antibody for pesticide residue determination produced by antibody-pesticide complex. Journal of Environmental Science and Health.
Lacewing as a Genetic Model Organism - (Abstract Only)
(24-May-10)
The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M. L. 2010. The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism. Meeting Abstract.
Ectoparasitic mite and fungus on Harmonia axyridis - (Abstract Only)
Riddick, E.W. 2010. Ectoparasitic mite and fungus on Harmonia axyridis. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings). Vol. 58.
Effects of surfactants on conidial germination of Myrothecium verrucaria - (Abstract Only)
(15-Mar-10)
Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2010. Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 20: 6, 589-593, doi: 10.1080/09853151003657969.
Is the Prevalence and Intensity of the Ectooparasitic Fungus Hesperomyces virescens Related to the Abundance of Entomophagous Coccinellids?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Cottrell, T.E. 2010. Is the Prevalence and Intensity of the Ectooparasitic Fungus Hesperomyces virescens Related to the Abundance of Entomophagous Coccinellids?. Bulletin of Insectology. 63 (1):71-78, 2010.
Ectoparasitic mite and fungus on an invasive lady beetle: parasite coexistence and influence on host survival     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W. 2010. Ectoparasitic mite and fungus on an invasive lady beetle: parasite coexistence and influence on host survival. Bulletin of Insectology. 63 (1):13-20, 2010.
Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris - (Abstract Only)
Walker III, W. B., Allen, M. L. 2009. Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Lygus lineolaris polygalacturonase 4 (PG4) mRNA, partial cds FJ823132 - (Other)
(19-Oct-09)
Lygus lineolaris inhibitor of apoptosis IAP RACEd sequence - (Other)
(17-Oct-09)
Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2010. Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera). Journal of Insect Science. 173(10):1-13.
Developmental plasticity in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Analysis of Instar Variation in Number and Development Time under Different Diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tedders, W.L. 2009. Developmental plasticity in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Analysis of Instar Variation in Number and Development Time under Different Diets. J. Entomol. Sci. 45(2):75-90.
Natural Enemies of the Coccinellidae: Parasites, Pathogens, and Parasitoids     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E. W., Cottrell, T. E., Kidd, K. A. 2009. Natural Enemies of the Coccinellidae: Parasites, Pathogens, and Parasitoids. Biological Control 51 (2009) 306-312.
Piperideine Alkaloids from the Poison Gland of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Shang, H., Rojas, M.G. 2009. Piperideine Alkaloids from the Poison Gland of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Available: http://pubs.acs.org
Method for Determining the best Hydrophilic-lipophilic Balance (HLB) Number of a Compatible Non-ionic Surfactant in Formulation Development for Areal Conidia of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, X., Ugine, T. A., Chen, J., Streett, D. A. 2009. Method for Determining the best Hydrophilic-lipophilic Balance (HLB) Number of a Compatible Non-ionic Surfactant in Formulation Development for Areal Conidia of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19(3): 341-347.
Effect of Host Plant on the Chemical Composition of Tetranychus urticae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae): Variability in Soluble Protein, Anions, and Carbohydrates. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(26-Dec-08)
Life Table and Laboratory Rearing of Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on two Artificial Diets - (Other)
Portilla, M., Streett, D. A. 2008. Life Table and Laboratory Rearing of Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on two Artificial Diets. Meeting Abstract.
Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Powell, A.L., Ahmadi, H., Salemi, M.R., Phinney, B.S., Shackel, K.A., Greve, L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2008. Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2:215-225.
ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2009. ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Genbank.
Producción masiva automatizada de la broca del café Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleóptera: Scolytidae) y de sus parasitoides sobre dietas artificiales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Portilla, M., Streett, D.A. 2008. Producción masiva automatizada de la broca del café Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleóptera: Scolytidae) y de sus parasitoides sobre dietas artificiales.. Sistemas Agroecologicos y Modelos Biomatematicos. 1(1)9-24.
Evaluation of seed coating formulations of Trichoderma harzianum on cucumber seeds against pre- and post-emergence damping-off caused by Pythium ultimum - (Abstract Only)
Jin, X. Evaluation of seed coating formulations of Trichoderma harzianum on cucumber seeds against pre- and post-emergence damping-off caused by Pythium ultimum. Phytopathology, Volume 98, Number 6 (Supplement), S75. 2008.
Cdc-1 Enclose Continuous Rearing System for Phytoseiid Mites - (Other)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2008. CDC-1 Enclose Continuous Rearing System for Phytoseiid Mites. Software and User Manual Public Release.
Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) - (Other)
Allen, M.L. 2008. Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper # 35282.
Evaluation of Pseudomonas syringae Strain ESC11 for Biocontrol of Crown Rot and Anthracnose of Banana     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williamson, S. M., Guzman, M., Marin, D. H., Anas, O., Jin, X., Sutton, T. B. 2008. Evaluation of Pseudomonas syringae Strain ESC11 for Biocontrol of Crown Rot and Anthracnose of Banana. Biological Control. 46:279-286.
Efectos de Campos Magnéticos en las Tasas de Consumo de Madera por Coptotermes formosanus, la Termita Subterránea de Formosa. - (Proceedings)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Solhjoo, H.H. 2008. Efectos de Campos Magnéticos en las Tasas de Consumo de Madera por Coptotermes formosanus, la Termita Subterránea de Formosa.V Congreso Nacional Proteccion a la Madera. p. 99-101.
Uso de Cebos para el Control de la Termita de Formosa, Coptotermes formosanus, en Zonas Arboladas en la Ciudad de Nuevo Orleáns - (Proceedings)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2008. Uso de Cebos para el Control de la Termita de Formosa, Coptotermes formosanus, en Zonas Arboladas en la Ciudad de Nuevo Orleáns. Proceedings of V Congreso Nacional de Proteccion a la Madera. p. 35-38.
Benefits and Limitations of factitious prey and artificial diets on life parameters of predatory beetles, bugs, and lacewings: A mini-review     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W. 2008. Benefits and Limitations of factitious prey and artificial diets on life parameters of predatory beetles, bugs, and lacewings: A mini-review. BioControl. 54(3):325-339.
Harmonia Axyridis Adults Avoid Catnip and Grapefruit-derived Terpenoids in Laboratory Bioassays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Brown, A.E., Chauhan, K.R. 2008. Harmonia Axyridis Adults Avoid Catnip and Grapefruit-derived Terpenoids in Laboratory Bioassays. Bulletin of Insectology. 61(1):81-90.
Selection of Wetting Agent for Dried Conidia of two Beauveria bassiana Strains from Different Production Systems to Control Tarnished Plant Bugs - (Abstract Only)
Jin, X., Streett, D. A., Dunlap, C. A., Lyn, M. E. Selection of Wetting Agent for Dried Conidia of two Beauveria bassiana Strains from Different Production Systems to Control Tarnished Plant Bugs. Meeting Abstract. 2008
Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2008. Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs. Mid-South Entomologists online journal.
PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2008. PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain. Genbank. EU143852.
Nueva dieta artificial para la producción masiva de Phymastichus Coffea (Himenóptera: Eulophidae) parasitoide de la broca del café, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). - (Abstract Only)
Portilla, M., Streett, D.A. 2007. Nueva dieta artificial para la producción masiva de Phymastichus Coffea (Himenóptera: Eulophidae) parasitoide de la broca del café, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Entomological Society of Peru. XLIX Resumenes p. 35.
Expressed sequence tags from adult female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). - (Other)
Allen, M. L., Williams, L., and Taliercio, E. 2007. Expressed Sequence Tags From Adult Female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae).. Genbank. EX515192 through EX515308.
Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Mertens, J.A. 2008. Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. J. Insect Sci. 8 Article 27:1-14. 2008.
A New Method for the Detection of Heat/Water Stress in Irrigated Cotton Using Thermal Imagery - (Abstract Only)
(01-Oct-07)
Mechanized Packing and Delivery System for Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Mealworm Cadavers - (Other)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Tedders, W.L., Dean, C.B., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Rojas, M.G. 2007. Mechanized Packing and Delivery System for Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Mealworm Cadavers. Software and User Manual Public Release.
Functional genes of non-model arthropods - (Abstract Only)
Functional genes of non-model arthropods, Margaret Louise Allen, Entomological Research, Volume 37, Supplement 1, August 2007 page A77 (International Congress of Insect Biotechnology and Industry Proceedings, 19-24 August 2007, Daegu, Republic of Korea) ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online) Published by Blackwell
Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2007. Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT. Entomological Research (Korea). 37(1):A54; ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online).
Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L. Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris. In P.G. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:2. 2008.
Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage - (Proceedings)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, C.L., Ahmadi, H., Teuber, L., Shackel, K.A., Allen, M.L., Labavitch, J.M. Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage. In P. B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:7. 2008.
Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands - (Proceedings)
Cleorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Greve, C.L., Labavitch, J.M. Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands. In P.B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:6-7. 2008.
Developing Methods to Evaluate Reproduction Rates of Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) in Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Proceedings)
Portilla, M., Streett, D.A., Vogt, J.T. Developing Methods to Evaluate Reproduction Rates of Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) in Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. pp. 78-79. 2007.
Sequences of cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) - (Other)
Allen, M. L. 2007. Sequences cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). Genbank.
Examining the Potential Utility of Polygalacturonase-Polygalalacturonase Inhibiting Protein Interactions for Protecting Crop Plants Against Lygus Bug - (Abstract Only)
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, L., Allen, M.L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2007. Examining the potential utility of polygalacturonase-polygalalacturonase inhibiting protein interactions for protecting crop plants against lygus bug. http://www.ias.unu.edu/Proceedings/ICIBS/IC-MFA/.
Catolaccus grandis (Burks)(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Morales Ramos, J.A. 2000. Catolaccus grandis (Burks)(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). In: Weeden, Shelton, and Hoffmann, editors. Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. Cornell Univeristy. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/parasitoids/catolaccus_grandis.html
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