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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Margaret L Allen (Meg)
Biological Control of Pests Research
Entomology

Phone: (662) 686-3647
Fax: (662) 686-5281

141 EXPERIMENT STATION ROAD
JWDSRC
STONEVILLE , MS 387760067
Projects
Products for Invasive Ant Control
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428358

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of RNAi sequences in insect-resistant plants to expressed sequences of a beneficial lady beetle: a closer look at RNAi off-target considerations -
Allen, M.L. 2017. Comparison of RNAi sequences in insect-resistant plants to expressed sequences of a beneficial lady beetle: a closer look at RNAi off-target considerations. Insects. 8:1-11.
Pigmentation restored in mutant laboratory strain of the lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata through dietary supplementation Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2016. Pigmentation restored in mutant laboratory strain of the lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata through dietary supplementation. Advances in Entomology. 4:133-140.
The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2. -
Rojas, M.G., Elliott, R.B., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2016. The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2.. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 10:246-247.
The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1 -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L. 2016. The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 9:184-185.
Characteristics of a laboratory strain of Coleomegilla maculata with a novel heritable wing spot pattern trait Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2016. Characteristics of a laboratory strain of Coleomegilla maculata with a novel heritable wing spot pattern trait. Advances in Entomology. 4:47-60.
Gold: a unique pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2016. Gold: a unique pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle. Advances in Entomology. 4:11-18.
Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect Egg Diet -
Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect egg diet Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2015. Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect egg diet. Journal of Genomics. 3:20-28. Available at http://www.jgenomics.com/v03p0020.pdf
Beneficial beetles for bioinformatics -
Allen, M.L. 2015. Beneficial beetles for bioinformatics. Midsouth Entomologist. 8: 56-57. Available at http://www.midsouthentomologist.org/msstate.edu/pdfs/Vol8_1/Vol8No1MEAAbstracts49-63.pdf
Genetics and characteristics of a pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L., Ballenger, J. 2014. Genetics and characteristics of a pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata. Advances in Entomology. 2:161-166.
Functional genetic studies of the tarnished plant bug Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2014. Functional genetic studies of the tarnished plant bug. Midsouth Entomologist. 7(2): 136-139.
Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs -
Allen, M.L. 2013. Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs. Meeting Abstract. p.135. Available at http://www.midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/pdfs/Vol6_2/Vol6_No_2_MEA%20Abstracts_134-146.pdf
Genetics of a sex-linked recessive red eye color mutant of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L. 2013. Genetics of a Sex-linked Recessive Red Eye Color Mutant of the Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris. Open Journal of Animal Sciences. 3(2A):1-9.
A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle -
Allen, M.L., Riddick, E.W. 2012. A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle. Psyche. Vol.2012,Article ID 923653,6 pages,2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/923653.
Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids -
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2012. Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:391-396.
Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) -
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Allen, M.L., Spencer, B. 2011. Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/spunctillum.html.
Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi -
Allen, M.L., Layton, B. 2011. Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi. Plant Industry News. http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/departments/bpi/pdf/bpi_news_03_2011.pdf.
GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE -
Allen, M.L., Walker, W.B. 2011. GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1166-1168.
RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages -
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2011. RNA interference mediated knockdown of IAP in Lygus lineolaris induces mortality in adult and pre-adult life stages. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138:83-92.
Gene knockdown through RNAi in Lygus lineolaris -
Lygus bugs -
Allen, M.L. 2011. Lygus bugs. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. 92: 23-25.
Lacewing as a Genetic Model Organism -
The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism -
Allen, M. L. 2010. The case for developing a lacewing genetic model organism. Meeting Abstract.
Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2010. Expressed Sequence Reference Standards for Evaluating Stage-specific Gene Expression in Southern Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla rufilabris. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 20: 6, 589-593, doi: 10.1080/09853151003657969.
Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris -
Walker III, W. B., Allen, M. L. 2009. Gene Expression Studies in Lygus lineolaris. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Lygus lineolaris polygalacturonase 4 (PG4) mRNA, partial cds FJ823132 -
Lygus lineolaris inhibitor of apoptosis IAP RACEd sequence -
Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera) -
Walker III, W.B., Allen, M.L. 2010. Expression and RNA interference of salivary polygalacturonase genes in Lygus lineolaris (Miridae: Hemiptera). Journal of Insect Science. 173(10):1-13.
Distribution patterns of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a sheep and goat farm in Oklahoma Reprint Icon -
Vogt, J.T., Allen, M.L., Wallet, B., Boykin, D.L., Smith, W.A. 2009. Distribution patterns of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a sheep and goat farm in Oklahoma. Environmental Entomology. 38(3):551-560
Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding Reprint Icon -
Celorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Powell, A.L., Ahmadi, H., Salemi, M.R., Phinney, B.S., Shackel, K.A., Greve, L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2008. Polygalacturonase Causes Lygus-like Damage on Plants: Cloning and Identification of Western Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus hesperus) Polygalacturonases Secreted During Feeding. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2:215-225.
Development and utilization of transgenic New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax Reprint Icon -
Handler, A.M., Allen, M.L., Skoda, S.R. 2009. Development and utilization of transgenic New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 23(s1):98-105.
ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) -
Allen, M. L. 2009. ESTs from developed embryos, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Genbank.
Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) -
Allen, M.L. 2008. Evaluating autofluorescence in live and dead tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper # 35282.
Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs -
Allen, M.L. 2008. Insight into the Genes of Lygus through ESTs. Mid-South Entomologists online journal.
PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain -
Allen, M. L. 2008. PiggyBac Transgene Insertion Site GIZA Strain. Genbank. EU143852.
Expressed sequence tags from adult female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). -
Allen, M. L., Williams, L., and Taliercio, E. 2007. Expressed Sequence Tags From Adult Female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae).. Genbank. EX515192 through EX515308.
Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris Reprint Icon -
Allen, M.L., Mertens, J.A. 2008. Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. J. Insect Sci. 8 Article 27:1-14. 2008.
REPELLENCY OF CALLICARPENAL AND INTERMEDEOL AGAINST WORKERS OF IMPORTED FIRE ANTS -
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Duke, S.O., Allen, M.L. 2008. Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol Against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Journal of Economic Entomology.101(2):265-271 (2008).
Functional genes of non-model arthropods -
Functional genes of non-model arthropods, Margaret Louise Allen, Entomological Research, Volume 37, Supplement 1, August 2007 page A77 (International Congress of Insect Biotechnology and Industry Proceedings, 19-24 August 2007, Daegu, Republic of Korea) ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online) Published by Blackwell
Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT -
Allen, M.L. 2007. Transgenic screwworm applications and SIT. Entomological Research (Korea). 37(1):A54; ISSN 1738-2297 (Print) ISSN 1748-5967 (online).
Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants -
Chen, J., Cantrell, C. L., Duke, S. O., Allen, M. L. Study on the Repellency of Callicarpenal and Intermedeol against Workers of Imported Fire Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 2007
Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris -
Allen, M.L. Functional genetics of Lygus lineolaris. In P.G. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:2. 2008.
Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands -
Cleorio-Mancera, M., Allen, M.L., Greve, C.L., Labavitch, J.M. Polygalacturonase isozymes in Lygus hesperus Salivary Glands. In P.B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:6-7. 2008.
Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage -
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, C.L., Ahmadi, H., Teuber, L., Shackel, K.A., Allen, M.L., Labavitch, J.M. Lygus hesperus polygalacturonase Characterization and Role in Plant Damage. In P. B. Goodell and P.C. Ellsworth, Second International Lygus Symposium Asilomar. J. Insect Sci. 8 article 49:7. 2008.
Sequences of cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) -
Allen, M. L. 2007. Sequences cDNA Clones from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). Genbank.
EXAMINING THE POTENTIAL UTILITY OF POLYGALACTURONASE-POLYGALALACTURONASE INHIBITING PROTEIN INTERACTIONS FOR PROTECTING CROP PLANTS AGAINST LYGUS BUG -
Celorio-Mancera, M., Greve, L., Allen, M.L., Teuber, L.R., Labavitch, J.M. 2007. Examining the potential utility of polygalacturonase-polygalalacturonase inhibiting protein interactions for protecting crop plants against lygus bug. http://www.ias.unu.edu/Proceedings/ICIBS/IC-MFA/.
Expressed sequenced tags from Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), the tarnished plant bug -
Allen, M.L. 2007. Expressed sequenced tags from Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), the tarnished plant bug. Genetics and Molecular Research. 6(1): 206-231.
Impact of Regulatory Decisions on Emerging Pest Control Research -
Allen, M.L. 2006. Impact of Regulatory Decisions on Emerging Pest Control Research. Meeting Abstract.
Mass rearing insects for genetic modification -
"Arthropod Mass Rearing, Research that Keeps on Giving"
SURVEY OF RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT POPULATIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI -
Streett, D.A., Allen, M.L., Pranschke, A.M. 2006. Survey of Red Imported Fire Ant Populations in North Central Mississippi. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. pg. 104-106.
LYGUS LINEOLARIS (HEMIPTERA: MIRIDAE) AS A GENETIC MANIPULATION TARGET ORGANISM -
Allen, M. L. 2006. Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) as a genetic manipulation target organism. Meeting Abstract.
EXPRESSED SEQUENCE TAGS FROM A LYGUS LINEOLARIS (PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS) (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) MALE NYMPH EST LIBRARY -
Allen, M. L. 2006. Expressed Sequence Tags from a Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) Male Nymph EST Library. Genbank.
IDENTIFICATION OF THREE DISTINCT POLYGALACTURONASE-LIKE ENZYME SEQUENCES FROM A LYGUS LINEOLARIS (PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS) (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) MALE NYMPH EST LIBRARY. -
Allen, M.L. 2007. Identification of Three Distinct Polygalacturonase-like Enzyme sequences from a Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae) male nymph EST library.. Genbank.
TRANSGENIC INSECTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT -
Allen, M.L. 2005. Transgenic insects in the environment. Meeting Abstract.
SIGNIFICANCE OF DIGGING BEHAVIOR TO MORTALITY OF RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT WORKERS, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA BUREN, IN FIPRONIL TREATED SAND -
Chen, J., Allen, M. L. 2006. Significance of Digging Behavior to Mortality of Red Imported Fire Ant Workers, Solenopsis invicta Buren, in Fipronil Treated Sand. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 476-482.
PRODUCTION OF TRANSGENIC INSECTS -
Allen, M.L. 2005. Production of transgenic insects. Meeting Abstract.
INSECT GENOMICS: BEYOND DROSOPHILA -
QUALITY OF TRANSGENIC LABORATORY STRAINS OF COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX (COQUEREL) (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) -
Allen, M.L., Scholl, P.J. 2005. Quality of transgenic laboratory strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 98(6): 2301-2306 (2005).
FLUORESCENCE CHARACTERISTICS OF INSECT BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS -
Allen, M.L. 2005. Fluorescene characteristics of insect biological control agents. Meeting Abstract.
FITNESS CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF NEW WORLD SCREWWORM -
Allen, M. L. 2004. Fitness Characteristics of Transgenic Strains of New World Screwworm. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
MASS REARING TRANSGENIC INSECTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING -
Allen, M.L. 2004. Mass rearing transgenic insects: The importance of screening. Internet Web Page. Available: http://pewagbiotech.org/events/0920/
FLIGHT MUSCLE-SPECIFIC EXPRESSION OF ACT88F:GFP IN TRANSGENIC CULEX QUINQUEFUSCIATUS SAY (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) -
Allen, M.L., Christensen, B.M. Flight muscle-specific expression of act88F:GFP in transgenic culex quinquefusciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). International Journal for Parasitology. Vol. 53/4, pp 307-314.
POST-LARVAL FITNESS OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX (COQUEREL) (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) -
Allen, M.L., Berkebile, D.R., Skoda, S.R. 2004. Post-larval fitness of transgenic strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(3):1181-1185.
PIGGYBAC TRANSFORMATION OF THE NEW WORLD SCREWWORM, COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX, PRODUCES MULTIPLE DISTINCT MUTANT STRAINS -
ALLEN, M.L., HANDLER, A.M., BERKEBILE, D.R., SKODA, S.R. PIGGYBAC TRANSFORMATION OF THE NEW WORLD SCREWWORM, COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX, PRODUCES MULTIPLE DISTINCT MUTANT STRAINS. MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY, 18(1), p. 1-9. 2004.
FITNESS CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF COCHLIOMYIA HOMINIVORAX, THE NEW WORLD SCREWWORM -
Allen, M.L., Berkebile, D.R., Skoda, S.R. 2004. Fitness characteristics of transgenic strains of Cochliomyia hominivorax, the New World Screwworm [abstract]. Keystone Symposia, "Genetic Manipulation of Insects". Poster No. 201, Program Book p. 57.
RESEARCH ON THE GENETICS OF SCREWWORMS IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, USA -
SKODA, S.R., BERKEBILE, D.R., ALLEN, M.L. RESEARCH ON THE GENETICS OF SCREWWORMS IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, USA. IAEA-FAO Research Coordination Meeting for CRP. 2003.
USE OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF INSECTS IN THE SCREWWORM PROGRAM -
ALLEN, M.L., HANDLER, A.M., BERKEBILE, D.R., SKODA, S.R., SCHOLL, P.J. USE OF TRANSGENIC STRAINS OF INSECTS IN THE SCREWWORM PROGRAM. Fourth transgenesis and genomics of INVERTEBRATE Organisms. Pacific Grove, California, May 11-15, 2003.
GENETIC SEXING RESEARCH ON SCREWWORMS -
SKODA, S.R., BERKEBILE, D.R., ALLEN, M.L. GENETIC SEXING RESEARCH ON SCREWWORMS. 6th Annual Meeting of the APHIS-ARS-Mexico US Commission for the Eradication of Screwworm Meeting. 2003. Invited Oral Presentation
TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT-MEDIATED TRANSGENIC INSECTS IN THE SCREWWORM PROGRAM -
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