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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Hans Alborn
Chemistry Research
Chemistry

Phone: (352) 374-5714
Fax: (352) 374-5707

USDA, ARS, SEA, CMAVE
1600-1700 SW 23RD DRIVE
GAINESVILLE , FL 32608

Projects
Insect, Nematode, and Plant Semiochemical Communication Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430032
Identification of Semiochemicals Regulating Biology of Potential Invasive Pests to the United States
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424815

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Reduced stomatal conductance in plants grown under elevated carbon dioxide leads to lower emission of herbivore induced volatiles. -
Differential response of a local population of entomopathogenic nematodes to non-native herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPV) in the laboratory and field -
Rivera, M.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H.T., Koppenhofer, A.M. 2016. Differential response of a local population of entomopathogenic nematodes to non-native herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPV) in the laboratory and field. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42:1259-1264.
A whole-plant perspective reveals unexpected impacts of above- and belowground herbivores on plant growth and defense -
Mundim, F.M., Alborn, H.T., Vieira-Neto, E.H., Bruna, E.M. 2017. A whole-plant perspective reveals unexpected impacts of above- and belowground herbivores on plant growth and defense. Ecology. 98(1):70-78.
Below-ground chemical ecology and IPM -
Jasmonate-mediated stomatal closure under elevated CO2 revealed by time-resolved metabolomics -
Interactive effects of elevated [CO2] and drought on the maize phytochemical defense response against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides -
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., McAuslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E.A. 2016. Interactive effects of elevated [CO2] and drought on the maize phytochemical defense response against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. PLoS One. 11(7):e0159270. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159270.
Maize terpenoid phytoalexins function in resistance against both abiotic and biotic stress -
Vaughan, M.M., Christensen, S.A., Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., McAuslane, H., Alborn, H.T., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E. 2016. Maize terpenoid phytoalexins function in resistance against both abiotic and biotic stress [abstract].
Ecology of the cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a major pest for the cocoa industry -
Niogret, J., Alborn, H.T., Ingram, H., Kendra, P.E., Lambert, S., Epsky, N.D. 2016. Ecology of the cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a major pest for the cocoa industry. Meeting Abstract. XXV International Congress of Entomology Orlando, FL. Sept 25-30, 2016
Agricultural and ecological implications of interspecific social behavioral plasticity in entomopathogenic nematodes -
Overview of the cocoa pod borer, conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), a major pest for the cocoa industry. -
A maize death acid, 10-oxo-11-phytoenoic acid, is the predominant cyclopentenone signal present during multiple stress and developmental conditions -
Christensen, S.A., Huffaker, A., Hunter III, C.T., Alborn, H.T., Schmelz, E. 2016. A maize death acid, 10-oxo-11-phytoenoic acid, is the predominant cyclopentenone signal present during multiple stress and developmental conditions. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 11(2):e1120395.
Social networks of educated nematodes -
Maize death acids, 9-lipoxygenase-derived cyclopente(a)nones display activity as cytotoxic phytoalexins and transcriptional mediators -
Christensen, S.A., Huffaker, A., Kaplan, F., Sims, J.W., Ziemann, S., Doehlemann, G., Ji, L., Schmitz, R.J., Kolomiets, M.V., Alborn, H.T., Mori, N., Jander, G., Ni, X., Sartor, R.C., Byers, S.O., Abdo, Z., Schmelz, E.A. 2015. Maize death acids, 9-lipoxygenase-derived cyclopente(a)nones display activity as cytotoxic phytoalexins and transcriptional mediators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(36):11407-11412.
Oviposition cues of the blueberry gall midge, dasineura oxycoccana -
Ecdysteroid biosynthesis in varroa mites: identification of halloween genes from the biosynthetic pathway -
Ecdysteroid biosynthesis in varroa mites: identification of halloween genes from the biosynthetic pathway and their regulation during reproduction -
Evolved differences in larval social behavior mediated by novel pheromones -
Mast, J.D., Moraes, C., Alborn, H.T., Lavis, L.D., Stern, D.L. 2014. Evolved differences in larval social behavior mediated by novel pheromones. Nature. 3:e04205.
Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance Reprint Icon -
Vaughan, M.M., Christensen, S., Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., McAuslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Romero, M., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E.A. 2015. Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance. Plant, Cell and Environment. 38:2195–2207.
Three halloween genes from the varroa mite, varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) and their expression during reproduction -
Cabrera, A.R., Shirk, P.D., Evans, J.D., Hung, K., Sims, J.W., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2014. Three halloween genes from the varroa mite, varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) and their expression during reproduction. Insect Molecular Biology. doi: 10.1111/imb.12155.
Effects of elevated [CO2] on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides -
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Martins, V.F., Swerbilow, J., Romero, M.I., Alborn, H.T., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E. 2014. Effects of elevated [CO2] on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides [abstract].
Toxicity of six plant extracts and two pyridine alkaloids from Ricinus communis against the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae -
Wachira, S.W., Omar, S., Jacob, J.W., Wahome, M., Alborn, H.T., Spring, D.R., Masiga, D.K., Torto, B. 2014. Toxicity of six plant extracts and two pyridine alkaloids from Ricinus communis against the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Parasites & Vectors. 7:312-319.
Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides Reprint Icon -
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Martins, V.F., Swerbilow, J.C., Romero, M.I., Alborn, H.T., Allen Jr, L.H., Teal, P.E. 2014. Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. Plant Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.12337.
Identification of methyl farnesoate from the hemolymph of insects -
Teal, P.E., Jones, D., Jones, G., Torto, B., Nyasembe, V., Borgemister, C., Alborn, H.T., Kaplan, F., Boucias, D., Lietze, V. 2014. Identification of methyl farnesoate from the hemolymph of insects. Journal of Natural Products. 77(2):402-405.
Semiochemical based attraction of small hive beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology -
Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot -
Martins, V.F., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Benda, N.D., Swerbilow, J.C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2013. Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot. Journal of Phytopathology. 1-4.
Sending mixed messages: a trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue -
Ali, J.G., Campos-Herrera, R., Alborn, H.T., Duncan, L.W., Stelinski, L.L. 2013. Sending mixed messages: a trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:1140-1147.
Root zone chemical ecology: new techniques for below grounf sampling and mass spectrometric analyses of volatile semiochemicals -
Chemical signals from plants previously infected with root knot nematodes affect behavior of infective juvenile root knot nematodes -
Development of kairomone based control programs for cocoa pod borer -
Maize kauralexins: insights into structure, function, and biosynthesis -
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of a competitive antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses -
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense -
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense -
Huffaker, A., Pearce, G., Veyrat, N., Erb, M., Turlings, T.C., Sartor, R., Shen, Z., Briggs, S.P., Vaughan, M.M., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(14):5707-5712.
Semiochemical based attraction of Small Hive Beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology -
Sex-specific mating pheromones in the nematode Panagrellus redivivus -
Choe, A., Chuman, T., Von Reuss, S.H., Doseey, A.T., Yim, J., Ajredini, R., Kolawa, A.A., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schroeder, F.C., Sternberg, P.W., Edison, A.S. 2012. Sex-specific mating pheromones in the nematode Panagrellus redivivus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(51):20949-20954.
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses Reprint Icon -
Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., Carroll, M.J., Alborn, H.T., Ali, J.G., Teal, P.E. 2012. An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses . Plant Physiology. 160(3):1468-1478.
Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior -
Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Von Reuss, S.H., Ajredini, R., Ali, J.G., Akyazi, F., Stelinski, L.L., Edison, A.S., Schroeder, F.C., Teal, P.E. 2012. Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior. PLoS One. 7(6):1-8.
Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats -
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Campos-Herrera, R., Kaplan, F., Duncan, L.W., Rodriquez-Saona, C., Koppenhofer, A.M., Stelinski, L.L. 2012. Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats. PLoS One. 7(6):1-8.
Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus -
Lapointe, S.L., Alessandro, R.T., Robbins, P.S., Khrimian, A., Svatos, A., Dickens, J.C., Otalora-Luna, F., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2012. Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:408-417.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack -
Induced release of a plant-defense volatile 'deceptively' attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen Reprint Icon -
Mann, R.S., Ali, J.G., Hermann, S.L., Tiwari, S., Pelz-Stelinski, K., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2012. Induced release of a plant-defense volatile 'deceptively' attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. PLoS Pathogens. 8(3):e1002610. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002610.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack -
Semichemical based attraction of small hive beetle: a window into evolution and invasive biology -
Banded cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) resistance in romaine lettuce: understanding latex chemistry -
Sethi, A., Alborn, H.T., Mcauslane, H.J., Nuessly, G.S., Nagata, R.T. 2012. Banded cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) resistance in romaine lettuce: understanding latex chemistry. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6:269-281.
Ecology of the Asian citrus pysllid -
Kauralexins: newly discovered ent-kaurane-related diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize -
Chemical ecology and isolation of biologically active compounds from parasitic nematodes -
Root zone chemical ecology: Semiochemically mediated manipulations of nematode behavior -
Density-based regulation of ascr#2 and ascr#4 expression in Caenorhabditis elegans -
Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize -
Huffaker, A., Kaplan, F., Vaughan, M.M., Dafoe, N.J., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize. Plant Physiology. 156:2082-2097.
Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using novel technique applied in situ -
Sadler, J.J., Smith, J.M., Zettler, L.W., Alborn, H.T., Richardson, L.W. 2011. Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using novel technique applied in situ. European Journal of Environmental Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 137-141.
Maize Kauralexins: inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins protect against fungal pathogens -
Identification and field evaluation of attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus say -
Szendrei, Z., Averill, A., Alborn, H.T., Rodriquez Saona, C. 2011. Identification and field evaluation of attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus say. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:387-397.
Ascaroside expression in Caenorhabditis elegans is strongly dependent on diet and developmental stage -
Kaplan, F., Srinivasan, J., Mahanti, P., Ajredini, R., Durak, O., Nimalendran, R., Sternberg, P.W., Teal, P.E., Schroeder, F.C., Edison, A.S., Alborn, H.T. 2011. Ascaroside expression in Caenorhabditis elegans is strongly dependent on diet and developmental stage. PLoS One. 6(3):1-7.
Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize -
Schmelz, E.A., Kaplan, F., Huffaker, A., Dafoe, N.J., Vaughan, M.M., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2011. Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(13):5455-5460.
Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes -
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2010. Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes. Journal of Ecology. 99(1):26-35.
Attraction of pepper weevil to volatiles from damaged pepper plants -
Addesso, K.M., Mcauslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T. 2011. Attraction of pepper weevil to volatiles from damaged pepper plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138(1):1-11.
Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae) Reprint Icon -
Lomascolo, S.B., Levey, D.J., Kimball, R.T., Bolker, B.M., Alborn, H.T. 2010. Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(33):14668-14672.
Induced defenses in maize following attack by the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) -
Subterranean Herbivore-induced Volatiles Released by Citrus Roots upon Feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus Recruit Entomopathogenic Nematodes -
Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2010. Subterranean Herbivore-induced Volatiles Released by Citrus Roots upon Feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus Recruit Entomopathogenic Nematodes. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36: 361-368.
Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in Lepidopteran caterpillars -
Yoshinaga, N., Alborn, H.T., Nakanishi, T., Suckling, D.M., Nishida, R., Tumlinson, J.H., Mori, N. 2010. Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in Lepidopteran caterpillars. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:319-325.
A semiochemical-based push-pull management strategy for pepper weevil -
Bacterial attraction and quorum sensing inhibition in Caenorhabditis elegans exudates -
Kaplan, F., Badri, D.V., Zachariah, C., Ajredini, R., Sandoval, F.J., Roje, S., Levine, L.H., Zhang, F., Robinette, S.L., Alborn, H.T., Zhao, W., Stadler, M., Nimalendran, R., Dossey, A.T., Bruschweiler, R., Vivanco, J.M., Edison, A.S. 2009. Bacterial attraction and quorum sensing inhibition in Caenorhabditis elegans exudates. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35:878-892.
Concentration dependent differential activity of signalling molecules in Caenorhabditis elegans -
High Sensitivity NMR and Mixture Analysis for Nematode Behavioral Metabolomics -
Environmentally Regulated Abiotic Release of Volatile Pheromones from the Sugar-based Oral Secretions of Caribflies -
Walse, S.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2008. Environmentally Regulated Abiotic Release of Volatile Pheromones from the Sugar-based Oral Secretions of Caribflies. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews. 1(4):205-217.
Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors -
Schmelz, E.A., Engelberth, J., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2009. Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(2):653-657.
Active role of fatty acid amino acid conjugates in nitrogen metabolidm by Spodoptera litura larvae -
Yoshinaga, N., Aboshi, T., Abe, T., Nishida, R., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson, J.H., Mori, N. 2008. Active role of fatty acid amino acid conjugates in nitrogen metabolidm by Spodoptera litura larvae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105:18058-18063.
The diversity of caeliferins in American grasshoppers, what possible function? -
Function and evolutionary diversity of fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs)in Lepidopteran caterpillars -
Increased universality of Lepidopteran elicitor compounds across insects: Identification of fatty acid amino acid conjugates (FACs) -
Environmentally regulated abiotic release of volatile pheromones from the sugar-based oral secretions of caribflies -
Walse, S.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2008. Environmentally regulated abiotic release of volatile pheromones from the sugar-based oral secretions of caribflies. Green Chemistry. 1(4):205-217.
A blend of small molecules regulates both mating and development in Caenorhabditis elegans -
Srinivasan, J., Kaplan, F., Ajredini, R., Zachariah, C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Edison, A.S., Sternberg, P.W., Schroeder, F.C. 2008. A blend of small molecules regulates both mating and development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature Magazine. 454(28):1115-1119.
Romaine lettuce latex deters feeding of banded cucumber beetle: a vehicle for deployment of biochemical defenses -
Sethi, A., Mcauslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Nagata, R.T., Nuessly, G.S. 2008. Romaine lettuce latex deters feeding of banded cucumber beetle: a vehicle for deployment of biochemical defenses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 128:410-420
Multitrophic interactions between insects, fungi and plants: Using naturally produced chemicals to solve an invasive species problem -
Arthropod-associated plant effectors (AAPEs):elicitors and suppressors of crop defense -
Alborn, H.T., Schmelz, E.A. 2008. Arthropod-associated plant effectors (AAPEs):elicitors and suppressors of crop defense. In:Capinera, J.L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer. p. 299-303.
Disulfooxy fatty acids from the American bird grasshopper Schistocerca americana, elicitors of plant volatiles -
Alborn, H.T., Hansen, T.H., Jones, T.H., Bennett, D.C., Tumlinson, J.H., Schmelz, E.A., Teal, P.E. 2007. Disulfooxy fatty acids from the American bird grasshopper Schistocerca americana, elicitors of plant volatiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(32):12976-12981.
Novel fatty acid-related compounds from the American bird grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, elicit plant volatiles -
Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina Tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera -
Torto, B., Arbogast, R.T., Alborn, H.T., Suazo, A., Van Engelsdorp, D., Boucias, D., Tumlinson, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2007. Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina Tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Apidologie. 38:380-389.
Cowpea chloroplastic ATP synthase is the source of multiple plant defense elicitors during insect herbivory -
Schmelz, E.A., Leclere, S.L., Carroll, M.J., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2007. Cowpea chloroplastic ATP synthase is the source of multiple plant defense elicitors during insect herbivory. Plant Physiology. 144(2):793-805.
FRAGMENTS OF ATP SYNTHASE MEDIATE PLANT PERCEPTION OF INSECT ATTACK. -
Schmelz, E.A., Carroll, M.J., LeClere, S.L., Phipps, S.M., Meredith, J.A., Chourey, P.S., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2006. Fragments of ATP synthase mediate plant perception of insect attack. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103(23):8894-8899.
Response of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) to a blend of chemicals identified from honeybee (Apis mellifera) volatiles -
Torto, B., Suazo, A., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson Iii, J.H., Teal, P.E. 2005. Response of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) to a blend of chemicals identified from honeybee (Apis mellifera) volatiles. Apidologie. 36:523-532.
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