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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetics and Evolution of Host Specificity of Insect Biological Control Agents, Emphasizing Aphids and Moths

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research

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

Parasitism of soybean aphid by APHELINUS species on soybean susceptible versus resistant to the aphid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopper, K.R., Diers, B.W. 2014. Parasitism of soybean aphid by APHELINUS species on soybean susceptible versus resistant to the aphid. Biological Control. 76:101-106.
Worldwide populations of APHIS CRACCIVORA have diverse facultative bacterial symbionts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brady, C.M., Asplen, M.K., Heimpel, G.E., Hopper, K.R., Linnen, C.R., Oliver, K.M., Wulff, J.A., White, J.A., Desneux, N. 2013. Worldwide populations of APHIS CRACCIVORA have diverse facultative bacterial symbionts. Microbial Ecology. 67:195-204.
Next-generation genome sequencing and assembly provides tools for phylogenetics and identification of closely related species of Spathius, parasitoids of Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, K.L., Duan, J.J., Hopper, K.R. 2013. Next-generation genome sequencing and assembly provides tools for phylogenetics and identification of closely related species of Spathius, parasitoids of Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer). Biological Control. 66:77-82.
Is parasitoid acceptance of different host species dynamic? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopper, K.R., Prager, S., Heimpel, G.E. 2013. Is parasitoid acceptance of different host species dynamic?. Functional Ecology. 10.1111/1365-2435.12107.
The genetic architecture of a complex ecological trait: host plant use in the specialist moth, HELIOTHIS SUBFLEXA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppenheim, S.J., Gould, F.L., Hopper, K.R. 2012. The genetic architecture of a complex ecological trait: host plant use in the specialist moth, HELIOTHIS SUBFLEXA. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01712.x.
An identification key to species in the mali complex of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with descriptions of three new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopper, K.R., Woolley, J.B., Hoelmer, K.A., Wu, K., Lee, S. 2012. An identification key to species in the mali complex of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 26:73-96.
Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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