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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Michael B Blackburn
Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-9396
Fax: (301) 504-5104
Room 281
BLDG 011A
BLDG 011A BARC-WEST
10300 BALTIMORE BLVD
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705

Projects
INSECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR URBAN SMALL FARMS AND GARDENS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420762
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE AND INDIGENOUS INSECTS OF URBAN LANDSCAPES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420767

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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.
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.
Recovery of Bacillus thuringiensis and insect toxic related strains from forest soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Mongeon, P., Gundersen, D.E., Blackburn, M.B. 2011. Recovery of Bacillus thuringiensis and insect toxic related strains from forest soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2(7):285-291.
The occurrence of Photorhabdus-like toxin complexes in Bacillus thuringiensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Martin, P.A., Kuhar, D.J., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E. 2011. The occurrence of Photorhabdus-like toxin complexes in Bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS One. 6(3):e18122.
Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis against Pryeria sinica(Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), an invasive pest of Euonymus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farrar, R.R., Martin, P.A., Blackburn, M.B. 2011. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis against Pryeria sinica(Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), an invasive pest of Euonymus. Journal of Entomological Science. 46:148-151.
Insecticidal Activity of Some Reducing Sugars Against the Sweet Potato Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, Biotype B - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Apr-10)
Distribution of phenotypes among Bacillus thuringiensis strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Gundersen, D.E., Blackburn, M.B. 2010. Distribution of phenotypes among Bacillus thuringiensis strains. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 33:204-208.
Genetic and biological variation among nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from spodoptera frugiperda (lepidotpera: noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B., Harrison, R.L. 2010. Genetic and biological variation among nucleopolyhedrovirus isolates from spodoptera frugiperda (lepidotpera: noctuidae). Virus Genes. 40:458-468.
Survival of diverse bacillus thuringiensis strains in gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) is correlated with urease production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Farrar, R.R., Blackburn, M.B. 2009. Survival of diverse bacillus thuringiensis strains in gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) is correlated with urease production. Biological Control. 51:147-151.
Characterization of Chromobacterium Suttsuga Toxin: Medium Effects and Mutants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A.W., Blackburn, M.B. 2008. Characterization of the insectididal activity of Chromobacterium subtsugae. Biopesticide International. 4:102-109.
Engineering a Recombinant Baculovirus with a Peptide Hormone Gene and its Effect on the Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raina, A.K., Vakharia, V.N., Leclerc, R.F., Blackburn, M.B. 2007. Engineering a Recombinant Baculovirus with a Peptide Hormone Gene and its Effect on the Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea. Biopesticides International. 3(1):43-52.
Enteric bacteria of field-collected Colorado potato beetle larvae inhibit growth of the entomopathogens Photorhabdus temperata and Beauveria bassiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Gundersen, D.E., Weber, D.C., Martin, P.A., Farrar, R.R. 2008. Enteric bacteria of field-collected Colorado potato beetle larvae inhibit growth of the entomopathogens Photorhabdus temperata and Beauveria bassiana. Biological Control. 46(3)434-441.
Screening Bacillus thuringiensis strains for toxicity against Manduca sexta and Plutella xylostella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Blackburn, M.B. 2007. Screening Bacillus thuringiensis strains for toxicity against Manduca sexta and Plutella xylostella. Biological Control. 42(2):226-232.
Reproductive failure of Heterorhabditis marelatus in the Colorado potato beetle: Evidence of stress on the nematode symbiont Photorhabdus temperata, and potential interference from the enteric bacteria of the beetle. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Farrar, R.R., Gundersen, D.E., Lawrence, S.D., Martin, P.A. 2007. Reproductive failure of Heterorhabditis marelatus in the Colorado potato beetle: Evidence of stress on the nematode symbiont Photorhabdus temperata, and potential interference from the enteric bacteria of the beetle. Biological Control 42:207-215.
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.
Growth and Mitogenic Effects of Arylphorin in Vivo and in Vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hakim, R.S., Blackburn, M.B., Corti, P., Gelman, D.B., Goodman, C.L., Elsin, K., Loeb, M.J., Lynn, D.E., Smagghe, G. 2007. Growth and mitogenic effects of arylphorin in vivo and in vitro. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 64:63-73.
Chromobacterium Suttsuga Sp. NOV., Bacteria That Kill Colorado Potato Beetle and Other Pest Insects. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Gundersen, D.E., Blackburn, M.B., Buyer, J.S. 2007. Chromobacterium suttsuga sp. nov., bacteria that kill colorado potato beetle and other pest insects.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57:993-999.
Ecdysteroids and Juvenile Hormones of Whiteflies, Important Insect Vectors for Plant Viruses - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Nov-06)
Insecticidal Effects of New Strains of Bacilllus Thuringiensis on the Diamondback Moth, Plutella Xylostella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goh, H.G., Gelman, D., Martin, P.A.W., Shropshire, A.D., Rowley, D.L., Blackburn, M.B., Choi, I.Y., Farrar, R.R. 2007. Insecticidal effect of new strains of Bacillus thuringiensis on the diamondback moth, Putella xylostella. Côté, J.C. Otvos, I.S., Schwartz, J.-L. and Vincent C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference on the biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its environmental impact. Érudit, Montréal, 141 pp.
Remarkable Susceptibility of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella Xylostella L.) to Ingestion of Pir Toxins from Photorhabdus Luminescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Farrar, R.R., Novak, N.G., Lawrence, S.D. 2006. Remarkable susceptibility of the diamondback moth (plutella xylostella l.) to ingestion of pir toxins from photorhabdus luminescens. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 121:31-37.
Insecticidal Effects of Bacillus Thuringiensis on the Diamondback Moth, Plutella Xylostella - (Abstract Only)
Goh, H., Gelman, D.B., Martin, P.A., Shropshire, A.D., Blackburn, M.B. 2005. Insecticidal effects of bacillus thuringiensis on the diamondback moth, plutella xylostella. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10/30/05-11/4/05.
Effect of Bacillus Thuringiensis on the Diamondback Moth, Plutella Xylostella - (Abstract Only)
Goh, H., Gelman, D.B., Martin, P.A., Shropshire, A.D., Blackburn, M.B. 2005. Effect of bacillus thuringiensis on the diamondback moth, plutella xylostella. BARC Poster Day. Also used at Society of America Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale FL; November 6-9,2005. Abstract available online. Meeting was post-poned due to Hurricane. Post-poned to 12/15/05-12/18/05
Host-Parasite Interactions Relating to Penetration of Bemisia Tabaci by Its Parasitoid Eretmocerus Mundus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gelman, D.B., Gerling, D., Blackburn, M.B. 2005. Host-parasite interactions relating to penetration of bemisia tabaci by its parasitoid eretmocerus mundus. Journal of Insect Science. 5(46).
Chromobacterium Subtsugae—insecticidal Effects on Crop Pests - (Abstract Only)
Gelman, D.B., Martin, P.A., Blackburn, M.B., Hu, J.S. 2005. Chromobacterium subtsugae—insecticidal effects on crop pests. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FK 12/15/05-12/18/05
The Assessment of Roles for Arylphorin in Vivo and in Vitro - (Abstract Only)
Hakim, R.S., Blackburn, M.B., Corti, P., Gelman, D.B., Elsin, K., Loeb, M., Lynn, D.E., Smagghe, G. 2005. The assessment of roles for arylphorin in vivo and in vitro. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology 41: 34A.
The Broadly Insecticidal Photorhabdus Luminescens Toxin Complex a (Tca): Activity Against Colorado Potato Beetle and Sweet Potato Whitefly. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Domek, J.M., Gelman, D.B., Hu, J.S. 2005. the broadly insecticidal photorhabdus luminescens toxin complex a (tca): activity against colorado potato beetle and sweet potato whitefly.. Journal of Insect Science. 5:32.
Stimulation of Midgut Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation by Insect Hormones and Peptides. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smagghe, G., Vanhassel, W., Moeremans, C., De Wilde, D., Goto, S., Loeb, M.J., Blackburn, M.B., Hakim, R.S. 2005. Stimulation of midgut stem cell proliferation and differentiation by insect hormones and peptides.. Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences. 1040: 472-475
Host-Parasite Interactions Between Whiteflies and Their Parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gelman, D.B., Gerling, D., Blackburn, M.B., Hu, J.S. 2005. Host-parasite interactions between whiteflies and their parasitoids. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 60:209-222.
Effects of Arabinose, Mannose and Xylose on Sucrose Uptake and Metabolism in the Sweet Potato Whitefly, Bemisia Tabaci (Biotype B) - (Abstract Only)
Hu, J.S., Gelman, D.B., Salvucci, M.E., Blackburn, M.B. 2004. effects of arabinose, mannose and xylose on sucrose uptake and metabolism in the sweet potato whitefly, bemisia tabaci (biotype b). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 12/15/05-12/18/05
Identification of the Molting Hormone of the Sweeet Potato (Bemisia Tabaci) and Greenhouse (Trialeurodes Vaporariorum) Whitefly. - (Abstract Only)
Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B. 2004. Identification of the molting hormone of the sweeet potato (bemisia tabaci) and greenhouse (trialeurodes vaporariorum) whitefly.. Journal of Insect Physiology. Vol.51 (2005) p.47-53
Identification of the Molting Hormone of the Sweet Potato (Bemisia Tabaci) and Greenhouse (Trialeurodes Vaporariorum) Whitefly. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B., Hu, J.S. 2005. Identification of the molting hormone of the sweet potato (bemisia tabaci) and greenhouse (trialeurodes vaporariorum) whitefly.. Journal of Insect Physiology. 2005. v. 51. p.47-53.
Insecticidal Activity of Some Water Soluble Sugars Against the Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia Tabaci, Biotype B) - (Abstract Only)
Hu, J.S., Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B. 2004. Insecticidal activity of some water soluble sugars against the sweet potato whitefly (bemisia tabaci, biotype b). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Salt Lake City; Utah, November 14-17, 2004. Abstract available online.
Stimulation of Midgut Stem Cell Proliferation by Manduca Sexta Arylphorin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Loeb, M.J., Clark, E.A., Jaffe, H. 2004. Stimulation of midgut stem cell proliferation by manduca sexta arylphorin. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. Vol# 55 Pg. 26-32
Two New Bacterial Pathogens of Colorado Potato Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, P.A., Blackburn, M.B., Shropshire, A.D. 2003. Two new bacterial pathogens of colorado potato beetle. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.
Stimulation of Midgut Stem Cell Proliferation by Manduca Sexta A-Arylphorin. - (Abstract Only)
Blackburn, M.B., Loeb, M.J. 2003. Stimulation of midgut stem cell proliferation by manduca sexta a-arylphorin.. Entomological Society of America Proceedings. Society of Inverterbrate Biology Mtg. San. Francisco, CA. 5/22-5-26
Tcaiii Is Not Required for Photorhabdus Luminescens Toxin Complex A's Toxicity Against Adult Silverleaf Whiteflies (Bemisia Tabaci Strain B) - (Abstract Only)
Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B., Hu, J.S. 2003. Tcaiii is not required for photorhabdus luminescens toxin complex a's toxicity against adult silverleaf whiteflies (bemisia tabaci strain b). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 88th Annual Mtg. Aug. 3rd- Aug. 8
Chromobacterium Suttsuga: Purple Bacteria Toxic to Pest Insects in the Orders Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera/homoptera, and Heteroptera - (Abstract Only)
Martin, P.A., Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B., Horise, E., Aldrich, J.R. 2003. Chromobacterium suttsuga: purple bacteria toxic to pest insects in the orders coleoptera, lepidoptera, hemiptera/homoptera, and heteroptera. American Society for Microbiology. Abstract Q-077 Vol. 104.
Age-Specific Interaction Between Encarsia Formosa (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) and Its Host, the Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia Agretifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
GELMAN, D.B., BLACKBURN, M.B. AGE-SPECIFIC INTERACTION BETWEEN ENCARSIA FORMOSA (HYMENOPTERA: APHELINIDAE) AND ITS HOST, THE SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY, BEMISIA AGRETIFOLII (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE). JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE. 2003. Vol. # 3 Pg. 28
Isolation and Characterization of Microsatellite Loci for the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria Bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Loeb, M.J., Clark, E.A., Blackburn, M.B., Hakim, R.S., Elsen, K., Smagghe, G. 2003. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the entomopathogenic fungus beauveria bassiana (ascomycota: hypocreales). Molecular Ecology. 53:186-198.
The Role of Photobactin, a Siderophore Produced by Photohabdus Luminescens Nc19, in Symbiosis with the Nematode Heterorhabditis Bacteriophora and Insect Pathogenesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ciche, T., Blackburn, M.B., Ensign, J. 2003. The role of photobactin, a siderophore produced by photohabdus luminescens nc19, in symbiosis with the nematode heterorhabditis bacteriophora and insect pathogenesis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Issue # 69 Pg. 4706-4713.
Effect of a Fat Body Extract on Larval Midgut Cells and Growth of Lepidoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smagghe, J., Elsen, K., Loeb, M.J., Gelman, D.B., Blackburn, M.B. 2003. Effect of a fat body extract on larval midgut cells and growth of lepidoptera. In Vitro Cellular And Developmental Biology. Vol. 39 pg. 8-12
Possible Degradative Roles of a Coffee Berry Borer-Associated Yeast - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Dowd, P.F., Blackburn, M.B., Kurtzman, C.P. 2003. Possible degradative roles of a coffee berry borer-associated yeast. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.
The Effect of Photorhabdus Luminescens Toxin Complex a on the Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Abstract Only)
Blackburn, M.B., Domek, J.M., Gelman, D.B., Hu, J.S. 2003. The effect of photorhabdus luminescens toxin complex a on the silverleaf whitefly, bemisia argentifolii (homoptera: aleyrodidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch.
Localization of Myoinhibitory Peptide Immunoreactivity in Manduca Sexta: Indications That the Peptide Has a Role in Molting and Ecdysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, N.T., Blackburn, M.B., Golubeva, E.G., Hildebrand, J.G. 2003. Localization of myoinhibitory peptide immunoreactivity in manduca sexta: indications that the peptide has a role in molting and ecdysis. Experimental Biology.
The Nymphal-Adult Molt of the Silverleaf Whitefly (Bermesia Argentifolii): Timing, Regulation, and Progress - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-May-02)
Co-Development of Encarsia Formosa (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) and the Greenhouse Whitefly, Trialeurodes Vaporariorum (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): a Histological Examination - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-02)
Timing and Regulation of Molting/metamorphosis in the Whitefly: Cues for the Development of Its Parasitoid, Encarsia Formosa - (Proceedings) - (01-Dec-01)
Growth and Development of Encarsia Formosa (Hymenoptera: Aphelindae) in the Greenhouse Whitefly, Trialeurodes Vaporariorum (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): Effect of Host Age - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Oct-01)
Timing and Ecdysteroid Regulation of the Molt in Penultimate and Last Instar Greenhouse Whiteflies (Trialeurodes Vaporariorum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Sep-01)
The Indentification of Four Additional Myoinhibitory Peptides (Mips) from the Ventral Nerve Cord of Manduca Sexta - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Jun-01)
Whitefly Development As It Is Related to Host-Parasite Interactions Between the Greenhouse Whitefly and the Wasp Parasite, Encarsia Formosa - (Other) - (01-May-01)
The Effects of Photorhabdus Luminescens Toxin Complex a on the Colorado Potato Beetle, Larvae, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). - (Abstract Only) - (01-Aug-00)
Ecdysteroid Regulation of Molting in 4th Instars of the Greenhouse (Trialeurodes Vaporariorum) and Silverleaf (Bemisia Argentifolii) Whiteflies - (Abstract Only) - (10-Jan-00)
Possible Involvement of the Phloem Lectin in Long Distance Viroid Movement - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Mar-99)
Development of Fourth Instar Whiteflies, Trialeurodes Vaporariorum and Bemisia Argentifolii - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-99)
Proceedings of the International Congress of Entomology - 7/30-8/3 2000 Abstracts - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-99)
Daily Rhythm in Myogenic Contractions of Vas Deferens Associated with Spermrelease Cycle in a Moth - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Sep-95)
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