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Recent Journal Publications


Brent, C.S., Byers, J.A., Levi-Zada, A. 2017. An insect anti-antiaphrodisiac. eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.24063. (PDF)

Cook, C.N., Brent, C.S., Breed, M.D. 2017. Octopamine and tyramine modulate the thermoregulatory fanning response in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:1925-1930. jeb.149203 doi: 10.1242/jeb.149203

Eisenring, M., Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Meissle, M. 2017. Multitrophic Cry-protein flow in Bt-cotton. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 247:283-289. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Hull, J.J. 2017. Assessing integrity of insect RNA. USDA-ARS Research Notes. 5991-7903EN: 1-12. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Hull, J.J. 2017. Transient expression and cellular localization of recombinant proteins in cultured insect cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 122:e55756. doi: 10.3791/55756. (PDF)

Gouge, D.H., Hagler, J.R., Walker, K., Li, S., Nair, S., Bibbs, C.S., Sumner, C., Smith, K.A. 2017. Human disease causing viruses vectored by mosquitoes. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. 1744:1-10. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Thompson, A.L., Stefanek, M.A., Machtley, S.A. 2018. Use of body-mounted cameras to enhance data collection: an evaluation of two arthropod sampling techniques. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):40;1-8. (PDF)

Kang, P., Chang, K., Liu, Y., Bouska, M., Karashchuk, G., Thakore, R., Wang, W., Post, S., Brent, C.S., Li, S., Tatar, M., Bai, H. 2017. Drosophila Kruppel homolog 1 represses lipolysis through interactions with dFOXO. Scientific Reports. 7:16369. (PDF)

Luo, J., Li, Z., Ma, C., Zhang, Z., Hull, J.J., Lei, C., Jin, S., Chen, L. 2017. Knockdown of a metathoracic scent gland desaturase enhances the production of (E)-4-oxo-2-hexenal and suppresses female sexual attraction in the plant bug, Adelphocoris suturalis. Insect Molecular Biology. 26:642-653. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Retrospective analysis of a classical biological control programme. Journal of Applied Ecology

Naranjo, S.E., Ellsworth, P. 2017. Methodology for developing life tables for sessile insects in the field using the Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in cotton as a model system. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (129): e56150, doi:10.3791/56150 (PDF)

Oliveira, R.C., Vollet-Neto, A., Oi, C.A., Van Zaweden, J.S., Nascimento, F., Brent, C.S., Wenseleers, T. 2017. Hormonal pleiotropy helps maintain queen signal honesty in a highly eusocial wasp. Scientific Reports. 7:1654. (PDF)

Prabhaker, N., Naranjo, S.E., Perring, T., Castle, S.J. 2017. Comparative toxicities of newer and conventional insecticides against four generalist predator species. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(6):2630-2636. (PDF)

Rendon, D., Hagler, J.R., Taylor, P., Whitehouse, M. 2018. Integrating immunomarking with ecological and behavioural approaches to assess predation of Helicoverpa spp. larvae by wolf spiders in cotton. Biological Control. 122:51-59. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2018. Starvation-induced morphological responses of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Cotton Science. 21:275-283. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2017. Temperature influences on diapause induction and survival in the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Science. 17(6):124. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2017. Instar- and stage-specific photoperiodic diapause response of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Insect Science. 17(6):125. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Van Ekert, E., Elhoff, L.K. 2017. Accuracy of Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) egg counts improves with egg development. Journal of Cotton Science. 21:1-7. (PDF)

Tian, J.C., Wang, X.P., Chen, Y., Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Hellmich II, R.L., Wang, P., Shelton, A.M. 2018. Bt cotton producing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab does not harm two parasitoids, Cotesia marginiventris and Copidosoma floridanum. Scientific Reports. 8:307. (PDF)

Vandervoet, T., Ellsworth, P.C., Carriere, Y., Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Quantifying conservation biological control for management of Bemisia tabaci in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy049 (PDF)

Wang, L., Ma, Y., Wan, P., Liu, K., Xiao, Y., Wang, J., Cong, S., Xu, D., Wu, K., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2018. Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis linked with a cadherin transmembrane mutation affecting cellular trafficking in pink bollworm from China. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.94:28-35.

Zhang, H., Yu, S., Shi, Y., Yang, Y., Fabrick, J.A., Wu, Y. 2017. Intra- and extracellular domains of the Helicoverpa armigera cadherin mediate Cry1Ac cytotoxicity. Journal of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 86:41-49.

Plant Science

Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Foster, M., Ray, D., Coffelt, T.A. 2018. Phenotypic variations, heritability and correlations in dry biomass, rubber and resin production among guayule germplasm. Industrial Crops and Products. 112:691-697. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.12.072. (PDF)

Hannam, C., Gidda, S.K., Humbert, S., Peng, M., Cui, Y., Dyer, J.M., Rothstein, S.J., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Distinct domains within the NITROGEN LIMITATION ADAPTATION protein mediate its subcellular localization and function in the nitrate-dependent phosphate homeostasis pathway. Botany 96:79-96.

Ilut, D.C., Sanchez, P.L., Coffelt, T.A., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Gore, M.A. 2017. A century of guayule: Comprehensive genetic characterization of the US national guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray) germplasm collection. Industrial Crops and Products. 109:300-309.

Kassie, B.T., Kimball, B.A., Jamieson, P.D., Bowden, J.W., Sayre, K.D., Groot, J.R., Pinter, P., La Morte, R.L., Hunsaker, D.J., Wall, G.W., Leavitt, S.W., White, J.W., Asseng, S. 2018. Field experimental data for crop modeling of wheat growth response to nitrogen fertilizer, elevated CO2, water stress, and high temperature. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 4:9-15. (PDF)

Kimball, B.A., Pinter, P.J., Lamorte, R.L., Leavitt, S.W., Hunsaker, D.J., Wall, G.W., Wechsung, F., Wechsung, G., Bloom, A.J., White, J.W. 2017. Data from the Arizona FACE (Free-Air CO2 Enrichment) experiments on wheat at ample and limiting levels of water and nitrogen. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 3:29-38. (PDF)

Kimball, B.A., White, J.W., Wall, G.W., Ottman, M.J., Martre, P. 2018. Wheat response to a wide range of temperatures, as determined from the Hot Serial Cereal (HSC) experiment. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research 4: 16-21. (PDF)

Lamsal, A., Whelch, S.M., White, J.W., Thorp, K.R., Bello, N. 2018. Estimating parametric phenotypes that determine anthesis date in Zea mays: Challenges in combining ecophysiological models with genetics. PLoS One. (PDF)

Martre, P., Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Wall, G.W., White, J.W. et al. 2018. The Hot Serial Cereal Experiment for modeling wheat response to temperature: field experiments and AgMIP-Wheat multi-model simulations. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 4: 28-34. (PDF)

Pauli, D., White, J.W., Andrade-Snachez, P., Conley, M.M., Huen, J., Thorp, K.R., French, A.N., Hunsaker, D.J., Carmo-Silva, E.A., Wang, G., Gore, M.A. 2017. Investigation of the influence of leaf thickness on canopy reflectance and physiological traits in upland and Pima cotton populations. Frontiers in Crops Science and Horticulture. 8:1405. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01405. (PDF)

Pyc, M., Cai, Y., Gidda, S.K., Yurchenko, O., Park, S., Kretschmar, F., Ischebeck, T., Valerius, O., Braus, G.H., Chapman, K., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Arabidopsis lipid droplet-associated protein (LDAP)–interacting protein (LDIP) influences lipid droplet size and neutral lipid homeostasis in both leaves and seeds. Plant Journal. 92:1182-1201. (PDF)

Pyc, M., Cai, Y., Greer, M.S., Yurchenko, O., Chapman, K.D., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Turning over a new leaf in lipid droplet biology. Trends in Plant Science. 22:596-609. (PDF)

Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Heun, J.T., Dyer, J.M. White, J.W. 2018 Deploying a Proximal Sensing Cart to Identify Drought-Adaptive Traits in Upland Cotton for High-Throughput Phenotyping. Front. Plant Sci. 9:507. (PDF)

Tomasi, P., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2017. Characterization of leaf cuticular wax classes and constituents in a spring Camelina sativa diversity panel. Industrial Crops and Products. 112(2018):247-251. (PDF)

Wang, E., Martre, P., Assenge, S., Ewert, F., Zhao, Z., Maiorano, A., Rotter, R.P., Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Wall, G.W., White, J.W., Aggarwal, P.K., Alderman, P.D., Jakarat, A., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A.J., De Sanctis, G., Doltra, J., Fereres, E., Garcia-Vila, M., Sebastian, G., Hoogenboom, G., Hunt, L.A., Izaurralde, R.C., Jabloun, M., Jones, C.D., Kersebaum, K.C., Koehler, A., Muller, C., Liu, L., Kumar, S.N., Nendel, C., O'Leary, G., Olesen, J.E., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Reynolds, M.P., Rezaei, E.E., Ripoche, D., Ruane, A.C., Semenov, M.A., Shcherbak, I., Stockle, C., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Waha, K., Wallach, D., Wolf, J., Zhu, Y. 2017. The uncertainty of crop yield projections is reduced by improved temperature response functions. Nature Plants. 3:17102. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2017.102.

Weaver, J.M., Lohrey, G.T., Tomasi, P., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Feldmann, K.A. 2018. Cuticular wax variants in a population of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Industrial Crops and Products. 117:310-316.

Webber, H., White, J.W., Kimball, B.A.……Wall, G.W. et al. 2018 Physical robustness of canopy temperature models for crop heat stress simulation across environments and production conditions. Field Crops Research 216: 75-88.

Water Conservation

Adhikari, P., Ale, S., Delaune, P.B., Thorp, K.R., Barnes, E.M. 2017. Simulated effects of winter wheat cover crop on the cotton production systems of the Texas rolling plains. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):2083-2096. doi: 10.13031/trans.12272

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J.L. 2017. Estimation of infiltration and hydraulic resistance in furrow irrigation, with infiltration dependent on flow depth. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):1873-1884. (PDF)

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J.L. 2017. A flexible system for the estimation of infiltration and hydraulic resistance parameters in surface irrigation. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(4):1223-1234. (PDF)

Bilal, M.F., Saleem, M.F., Wahid, M.A., Shakeel, A., French, A.N., Sarwar, M. 2017. Management practices to control premature senescence in Bt cotton. Journal of Plant Nutrition. DOI:10.1080/01904167.2017.1310886.

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Williams, C.F., Thorp, K.R., Rockholt, S.M., Del Grosso, S.J., Venterea, R.T., Barnes, E.M. 2018. Nitrogen management impacts nitrous oxide emissions under varying cotton irrigation systems in the American Desert Southwest. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47:70-78. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Mon, J., Andrade-Sanchez, P., White, J.W., Conley, M.M., Thorp, K.R., Bautista, E., Barnes, E. 2018. Improving nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency in surface- and overhead sprinkler-irrigated cotton in the desert southwest. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81:1401-1412. (PDF)

Shamshiri, R.R., Jones, J.W., Thorp, K.R., Ahmad, D., Man, H.C., Taheri, S. 2018. Review of optimum temperature, humidity, and vapour pressure deficit for microclimate evaluation and control in greenhouse cultivation of tomato: a review. International Agrophysics.32(2),287-302. (PDF)

Shamshiri, R.R., Kalantari, F., Ting, K.C., Thorp, K.R., Hameed, I.A., Weltzien, C., Ahmad, D., Shad, Z.M. 2018. Advances in greenhouse automation and controlled environment agriculture: A transition to plant factories and urban farming. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 11(1):1-22. (PDF)

Spater, M., Kim, S., Kucera, L., Fisher, J., Lee, C., French, A.N. 2017. Linking managed and natural ecosystems through evapotranspiration and NASAs upcoming ECOSTRESS mission. Earthzine.

Thorp, K.R., Hunsaker, D.J., Bronson, K.F., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Barnes, E.M. 2017. Cotton irrigation scheduling using a crop growth model and FAO-56 methods: Field and simulation studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):2023-2039. (PDF)

Yang, Y., Toor, G., Wilson, P., Williams, C.F. 2017. Do septic systems contribute micropollutants and their transformation products to shallow groundwater? Environmental Science and Technology. 123:258-267.

Youssef, M.A., Abdelbaki, A.M., Negm, L.M., Skaggs, R., Thorp, K.R., Jaynes, D.B. 2018. DRAINMOD-simulated performance of drainage water management across the U.S. Midwest. Transactions of the ASABE. 197:54-66.