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Katherine Aronstein (Kate)
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
General Biological Science

Phone: (225) 767-9284
Fax: (225) 766-9212

1157 BEN HUR ROAD
BATON ROUGE , LA 70820

Projects
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426305

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Honey bee stock genotypes do not affect the level of physiological responses to chalkbrood fungus, Ascosphaera apis. -
Aronstein, K.A., Colby, D.M., Boykin, D.L. 2016. Honey bee stock genotypes do not affect the level of physiological responses to chalkbrood fungus, Ascosphaera apis. Journal of BIOMICS 8(1):1-19.
Validation of genetic markers associated with chalkbrood resistance -
Aronstein, K.A., Colby, D.M., Holloway, B.A. 2015. Validation of genetic markers associated with chalkbrood resistance. Trends in Entomology. Vol 11:47-53.
A multiplex PCR assay for determination of mating type in isolates of the honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis. -
Aronstein, K.A., Colby, D.M. 2016. A multiplex PCR assay for determination of mating type in isolates of the honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis.. Journal of Apicultural Research. 10.1080/00218839.2015.1109917.
Infectivity and virulence of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in commercially available North American honey bees -
Huang, W., Solter, L., Aronstein, K.A., Huang, Z. 2015. Infectivity and virulence of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in commercially available North American honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 124:107-113.
Chronic bee paralysis virus and Nosema ceranae experimental co-infection of winter honey bee workers (Apis mellifera L.) -
Toplak, I., Ciglenecki, U.J., Aronstein, K.A., Gregorc, A. 2014. Chronic bee paralysis virus and Nosema ceranae experimental co-infection of winter honey bee workers (Apis mellifera L.). Viruses. 5(9):2282-2297.
Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance -
Aronstein, K.A., Holloway, B.A. 2013. Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance. Microbial Pathogenesis. ISBN (13)1:402-410.
Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research -
De Graaf, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K.A., Budge, G., Dekoker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D.W., Evans, J.D., Foster, L.J., Funfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, E., Gregoric, A., Human, H., Murray, K.D., Nguyen, B., Poppinga, L., Spivak, M., Vanengelsdorf, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. In Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis and Peter Neumann (Editors) "Standard methods for Apis mellifera pests and pathogens", "Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research", The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II.
A serological method for detection of Nosema ceranae -
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Webster, T. 2013. A serological method for detection of Nosema ceranae. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 114(3):621-625.
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research -
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1):#13 in 2013 COLOSS Bee Book
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research -
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1).
Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health -
Aronstein, K.A., Douglas, A. 2012. Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health. American Bee Journal. 8:789-790.
How Varroa parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera -
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Vega, R., Westmiller, S., Douglas, A.E. 2012. How Varroa parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Insects. 3(3):601-615.
RNAi in agriculturally-important arthropods -
Aronstein, K.A., Oppert, B.S., Lorenzen, M.D. 2011. RNAi in agriculturally-important arthropods. In: Grabowski, P., editor. RNA Processing. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. p. 157-180.
Nosema ceranae detection by microscopy and antibody tests -
Webster, T.C., Aronstein, K.A. 2011. Nosema ceranae detection by microscopy and antibody tests. Aronstein, K.A., Cabanillas, H.E. 2011. Chalkbrood re-examined. In: Sammataro, D., Yoder, J.A., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, RL: CRC Press. p. 115-120.
Chalkbrood re-examined -
Aronstein, K.A., Cabanillas, H.E. 2011. Chalkbrood re-examined. In: Sammataro, D., Yoder, J.A., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, RL: CRC Press. p. 121-130.
Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of fungal isolates for use against the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) -
Evaluation of Nosema ceranae spore-specific polyclonal antibodies -
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E., Webster, T.C. 2011. Evaluation of Nosema ceranae spore-specific polyclonal antibodies. Journal of Apicultural Research. 50(2):145-151.
Influence of genomics in honey bee research -
Transcriptional responses in honey bee larvae infected with chalkbrood fungus -
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D., Saldivar, E. 2010. Transcriptional responses in honey bee larvae infected with chalkbrood fungus. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 11:Article 391.
Variation in and responses to brood pheromone of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) -
Metz, B.N., Pankiw, T., Tichy, S.E., Aronstein, K.A., Crewe, R.M. 2010. Variation in and responses to brood pheromone of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36(4):432-440.
Managed pollinator CAP coordinated agricultural project: detecting Nosema in time -
Detect Nosema parasite in time -
Managed pollinator CAP Coordinated Agricultural Project -
Aronstein, K.A. 2010. Managed pollinator CAP Coordinated Agricultural Project. American Bee Journal. 150(1):63-65.
Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects -
Drummond, F., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, J., Ellis, J., Evans, J., Ostiguy, N., Sheppard, W., Spivak, M., Visscher, K. 2010. Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects. American Bee Journal 151(7):69-375.
Detect Nosema parasite in time to save bee colonies -
Aronstein, K.A. 2010. Detect Nosema parasite in time to save bee colonies. American Bee Journal. 150(1):63-65.
Chalkbrood disease in honey bees -
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D. 2010. Chalkbrood disease in honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103(Suppl. 1):20-29.
Promiscuous DNA and terramycin resistance in American Foulbrood bacteria -
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., Eischen, F.A. 2009. Promiscuous DNA and terramycin resistance in American Foulbrood bacteria. American Bee Journal. 149(6):577-581.
Transformations of the gram-positive honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae, by electroporation -
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A. 2008. Transformations of the Gram-positive honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae, by electroporation. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 75(2):325-328.
High mobility group (HMG-box) genes in the honeybee fungal pathogen Ascosphaera apis -
Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D., De Leon, J.H., Qin, X., Weinstock, G.M. 2007. High mobility group (HMG-box) genes in the honeybee fungal pathogen Ascosphaera apis. Mycologia. 99(4):553-561.
Analysis of pMA67, a predicted rolling-circle replicating, mobilizable, tetracycline-resistance plasmid from the honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae -
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., De Leon, J.H. 2007. Analysis of pMA67, a predicted rolling-circle replicating, mobilizable, tetracycline-resistance plasmid from the honey bee pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae. Plasmid. 58(2):89-100.
Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera -
Gibbs, R.A., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Maleszka, R., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G.E., Weaver, D.B., Worley, K.C., Beye, M., Bork, P., Elsik, C.G., Hartfelder, K., Hunt, G.J., Zdobnov, E.M., Amdam, G.V., Bitondi, M.M., Collins, A.M., Cristino, A.S., Lafforff, H.G., Lobo, C.H., Moritz, R.F., Nunes, F.M., Simoes, Z.L., Wheeler, D., Hackett, K.J., Aronstein, K.A., Lopez, D.L., Decanini, L.I., Chen, Y., Sakazume, N., Sasaki, D., Tagami, M., Albert, S., Baggerman, G., Beggs, K.T., Bloch, G., Cazzamali, G., Drapeau, M.D., Eisenhardt, D., Emore, C., Ewing, M.A., Foret, S., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.U., Hauser, F., Hummon, A.B., Huybrechts, J., Jones, A.K., Kaplan, N., Kucharski, R., Leboulle, G., Linial, M., Littleton, T.J., Mercer, A.R., Richmand, T.A., Rodriguez-Zas, S.L., Rubin, E.B., Sattelle, D.B., Schlipalius, D., Schoofs, L., Sweedler, J.V., Verleyen, P., Vierstraete, E., Williams, G., Williamson, M.R., Ament, S.A., Brown, S.J., Corona, M., Dearden, P.K., Dunn, A.W., Elekonich, M.M., Fahrbach, S.E., Fujiyuki, T., Gattermeier, I., Gempe, T., Hasselmann, M., Kadowaki, T., Kage, E., Kamikouchi, A., Kubo, T., Kunieda, T., Lorenzen, M.D., Milshina, N.V., Morioka, M., Mougel, F., Ohashi, K., Overbeek, R., Page, R.E., Ross, C.A., Schioett, M., Shippy, T., Takeuchi, H., Toth, A.L., Velarde, R., Willis, J.H., Wilson, M.J., Berenbaum, M.R., Cohen, M., Gordon, K.H., Letunic, I. et al. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature. 443:931-949.
OXYTETRACYCLINE-RESISTANCE IN THE HONEY BEE PATHOGEN PAENIBACILLUS LARVAE IS ENCODED ON NOVEL PLASMID PMA67 -
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A. 2006. Oxytetracycline-resistance in the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae is encoded on novel plasmid pMa67. Journal of Apicultural Research. 45(4):207-214.
Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis -
Qin, X., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Aronstein, K.A., Murray, K.D. 2006. Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis. Insect Molecular Biology. 15(5):715-718.
Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera -
Evans, J.D., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, Y., Hetru, C., Imler, J., Jiang, H., Zhou, C., Kanost, M., Thompson, G., Hultmark, D. 2006. Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology. 15:645-656.
SID-1 IS IMPLICATED IN SYSTEMIC GENE SILENCING IN THE HONEY BEE -
Aronstein, K.A., Pankiw, T., Saldivar, E. 2006. SID-1 is implicated in systemic gene silencing in the honey bee. Journal of Apicultural Research. 45(1):20-24.
A molecular diagnostic method for selected Ascosphaera species using PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer regions of rDNA -
Murray, K.D., Aronstein, K.A., Jones, W.A. 2005. A molecular diagnostic method for selected Ascosphaera species using PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer regions of rDNA. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44(2):61-64.
CHARACTERIZATION OF A HONEY BEE TOLL RELATED RECEPTOR GENE AW18W AND ITS POTENTIAL INVOLVEMENT IN ANTIMICROBIAL IMMUNE DEFENSE -
Aronstein, K.A., Saldivar, E. 2005. Characterization of a honey bee Toll related receptor gene Am18w and its potential involvement in antimicrobial immune defense. Apidologie. 36(1):3-14.
ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ALLICIN AGAINST HONEY BEE PATHOGENS -
Aronstein, K.A., Hayes, G.W. 2004. Antimicrobial activity of allicin against honey bee pathogens. Journal of Apicultural Research. 43(2):57-59.
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