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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Management of Invasive and Indigenous Insects of Urban Landscapes

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory

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

Crystalliferous Bacillus cereus group bacteria from a Maryland hardwood forest are dominated by psychrotolerant strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2014. Crystalliferous Bacillus cereus group bacteria from a Maryland hardwood forest are dominated by psychrotolerant strains. MicrobiologyOpen. DOI:10.1002/mbo3.189.
Predation of the newly invasive pest Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean habitats adjacent to cotton by a complex of predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Tillman, P.G., Hu, J.S. 2014. Predation of the newly invasive pest Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean habitats adjacent to cotton by a complex of predators. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:947-954.
Sex-specific trail pheromone mediates complex mate finding behavior in Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, K., Keena, M., Nehme, M., Wang, S., Meng, P., Zhang, A. 2014. Sex-specific trail pheromone mediates complex mate finding behavior in Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40(2):169-180.
Classification, genetic variation and pathogenicity of Lymantria dispar nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from Asia, Europe, and North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, R.L., Keena, M.A., Rowley, D.L. 2014. Classification, genetic variation and pathogenicity of Lymantria dispar nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from Asia, Europe, and North America. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 116:27-35.
Complete genome sequence of a novel iflavirus from the transcriptome of Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Gundersen, D.E., Harrison, R.L. 2013. Complete genome sequence of a novel iflavirus from the transcriptome of Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug.. Genome Announcements. 1(6):e00910-13.
The detectability half-life in predator-prey research: what it is, why we need it, how to measure it, and what it’s good for - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Peyton, M.E., Weber, D.C., Hu, J.S., Simmons, A.M. 2013. The detectability half-life in predator-prey research: what it is, why we need it, how to measure it, and what it’s good for. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.12552.
Host deception: Predaceous fungus, esteya vermicola, entices pine wood nematode by mimicking the scent of its host pine for nutrient - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, F., Ye, J., Wan, H., Zhang, A., Zhao, B. 2013. Host deception: Predaceous fungus, esteya vermicola, entices pine wood nematode by mimicking the scent of its host pine for nutrient. PLoS One. 8(8):1-9.
Phylogenetic distribution of phenotypic traits in bacillus thuringiensis analyzed by multilocus sequence typing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2013. Phylogenetic distribution of phenotypic traits in bacillus thuringiensis analyzed by multilocus sequence typing . PLoS One. 8(6):e66061.
Genetic variation and biological activity of isolates of lymantria dispar multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus from north america, europe, and asia - (Abstract Only)
Harrison, R.L., Keena, M., Rowley, D.L. 2013. Genetic variation and biological activity of isolates of lymantria dispar multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus from North America, Europe, and Asia. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, August 11-15, 2013, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. p.102.
Midgut transcriptomic response of the gypsy moth, lymantria dispar, to infection with l. dispar and Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedroviruses - (Abstract Only)
Harrison, R.L., Gundersen, D.E., Sparks, M. 2013. Midgut transcriptomic response of the gypsy moth, lymantria dispar, to infection with l. dispar and Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedroviruses. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. p.72.
Blend chemistry and field attraction of commercial pheromone lures for monitoring grape berry moth, Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in vineyards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jordan, T.A., Zhang, A., Pfeiffer, D.G. 2013. Blend chemistry and field attraction of commercial pheromone lures for monitoring grape berry moth, Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in vineyards. Environmental Entomology. 42(3):558-563.
Transcriptome of the lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) larval midgut and its response to infection by bacillus thuringiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Blackburn, M.B., Kuhar, D.J., Gundersen, D.E. 2013. Transcriptome of the lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) larval midgut and its response to infection by bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS One. 8(5):e61190.
Transcriptome of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larval midgut in response to infection by Bacillus thuringiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Blackburn, M.B., Kuhar, D.J., Gundersen, D.E. 2013. Transcriptome of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larval midgut in response to infection by Bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS One. 8(5):e61190.
Dispenser and trap design affect the effectiveness of sex pheromone on trap capture of dogwood borer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C., Bergh, C., Walgenbach, J. 2013. Dispenser and trap design affect the effectiveness of sex pheromone on trap capture of dogwood borer. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:390-397.
Construction and analysis of cDNA libraries from the antennae of Batocera horsfieldi and expression pattern of putative odorant binding proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, H., Zhang, A., Wang, M., Zhang, G. 2014. Construction and analysis of cDNA libraries from the antennae of Batocera horsfieldi and expression pattern of putative odorant binding proteins. Journal of Insect Science. 14(57):1-15.
Polydnaviruses: Roles in insect pathology and applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gundersen, D.E., Dupuy, C., Huguet, E., Drezen, J. 2013. Polydnaviruses: Roles in insect pathology and applications. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:1-61.
Biological control of potato insect pest - (Book / Chapter)
Weber, D.C. 2013. Biological control of potato insect pest . INSECT PESTS OF POTATO: BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT in Insect Pests of Potato: Global Perspectives on Biology and Management, eds.P. Giordanengo, C. Vincent, and A. Alyokhin. Academic Press, New York . p.399-437.
Eight new species in the genus Alphabaculovirus     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Harrison, R.L., Herniou, E.A., Theilmann, D.A., Blissard, G.W., Becnel, J.J., Arif, B., Vlak, J.M., Jehle, J.A., Burand, J.P. 2012. Eight new species in the genus Alphabaculovirus. Meeting Abstract. ICTV Files and Disussion (Website).
Attraction of agrilus planipennis fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) to a volatile pheromone: effects of release rate, host volatile and trap placement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ryall, K.L., Silk, P.J., Mayo, P., Crook, D., Khrimian, A., Cosse, A.A., Sweeney, J., Scarr, T. 2012. Attraction of agrilus planipennis fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) to a volatile pheromone: effects of release rate, host volatile and trap placement. Environmental Entomology. 41(3):648-656.
The Lymantria dispar IPLB-Ld652Y cell line transcriptome comprises diverse virus-associated transcripts. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Gundersen, D.E. 2011. The Lymantria dispar IPLB-Ld652Y cell line transcriptome comprises diverse virus-associated transcripts. Viruses. 3(11): 2339-2350.
Influence of trap color and host volatiles on capture of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crook, D., Khrimian, A., Cosse, A.A., Frazer, I., Mastro, V. 2012. Influence of trap color and host volatiles on capture of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Journal of Environmental Entomology. 105:429-437.
Genomics and Replication of Polydnaviruses - (Book / Chapter)
Dupuy, C., Gundersen, D.E., Cusson, M. 2012. Genomics and Replication of Polydnaviruses. In: Beckage, N.E., Drezen, J.M., editors. Parasitoid Viruses: Symbionts and Pathogens. London, England: Elsevier. p. 47-61.
Book review: Baculovirus Molecular Biology, Second Edition - (Book / Chapter)
Harrison, R.L. 2011. Book review: Baculovirus Molecular Biology, Second Edition. Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. 44(2):13-14.
A field evaluation of the effect of temperature on the release of disparlure from a pheromone-baited trapping system used to monitor the gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tobin, P.C., Zhang, A., Onufrieva, K., Leonard, D.S. 2011. A field evaluation of the effect of temperature on the release of disparlure from a pheromone-baited trapping system used to monitor the gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(4):1265-1271.
Genetic variation, and biological activity of nucleopolyhedrovirus samples from larvae Heliothis virescens, Helicoverpa zea, and Helicoverpa armigera - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.L., Popham, H.J., Harrison, R.L. 2011. Genetic variation, and biological activity of nucleopolyhedrovirus samples from larvae Heliothis virescens, Helicoverpa zea, and Helicoverpa armigera. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. pp.62-63.
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