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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
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430032
Identification of Semiochemicals Regulating Biology of Potential Invasive Pests to the United States
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424815

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159270.
Maize terpenoid phytoalexins function in resistance against both abiotic and biotic stress -
Ecology of the cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a major pest for the cocoa industry -
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.
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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