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Adalberto A Perez De Leon (Beto) (PhD)
Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
Laboratory Director

Phone: (830) 792-0304
Fax: (830) 792-0302

2700 FREDERICSBURG Rd.
KERRVILLE, TX 78028
Projects
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 435478
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 434712
Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory - Moore Air Base
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 434879
Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 433963
Innovative Technologies to Minimize the Risk for the Re-Emergence of Bovine Babesiosis in the U.S.
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 437786
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding – Evaluation of Anti-tick Activity of Vaccines Based on Novel Antigen Formulations
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434124
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434972
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks (Texas A&M)
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435011
Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P0 Antigen
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435014
Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435016
Efficacy and safety studies using a 1% doramectin product and Bm86-based anti-cattle fever tick vaccine against cattle fever ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435027
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding - Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P-zero "P0" Antigen
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435042
Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435067
Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435220
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding -Adapting Triode Atomizer to Spray Water-Based Acaricides
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437277
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437279
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continuation of Field Studies Using 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine Against Cattle Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437280
Sequencing Genomes and Transcriptomes of Livestock Pests
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431372
Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433410
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433548
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continuation of Analytical Chemistry Research for 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine in Cattle Against Fever Ticks
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433627

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
An early female lethal system of the New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, for biotechnology-enhanced SIT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
First record of natural infection with Anaplasma marginale in sucking lice infesting the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernández-Velasco, A., Sánchez-Montes, S., Romero-Salas, D., Cruz-Romero, A., Jiménez-Hernández, J., Becker, I., Aguilar-Domínguez, M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. First record of natural infection with Anaplasma marginale in sucking lice infesting the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico. Parasitology Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06772-7.
Novel hurricane hypothesis predicts U.S Cattle Fever Tick outbreaks Reprint Icon ()
Auclair, A.N., Perez De Leon, A.A., Teel, P.D., Manoukis, N., Messenger, M.T., Bonilla, D.L. 2020. Novel hurricane hypothesis predicts U.S Cattle Fever Tick outbreaks. Data. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1518654.
Association of salivary acetylcholinesterase with arthropod vectors of disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Schlechte, K.G., Olafson, P.U., Drolet, B.S., Tidwell, J.P., Osbrink, W.L., Showler, A., Gross, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Association of salivary acetylcholinesterase with arthropod vectors of disease. Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa096.
Lethal effects of a commercial diatomaceous earth dust product on Amblyomma americanum (Ixodida: Ixodidae) larvae and nymphs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Flores, N., Caesar, R.M., Mitchell, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Lethal effects of a commercial diatomaceous earth dust product on Amblyomma americanum (Ixodida: Ixodidae) larvae and nymphs. Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa082.
Landscape ecology of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini) (Ixodida: Ixodidae) outbreaks in the South Texas Coastal Plain wildlife corridor including man-made barriers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Landscape ecology of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) outbreaks in the South Texas Coastal Plain wildlife corridor including man-made barriers. Environmental Entomology. 49(3):546-552. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa038.
Differential expression of putative Ornithodoros turicata defensins mediated by tick feeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, B.A., Kneubehl, A.R., Mitchell Iii, R.D., Krishnavajhala, A., Teel, P.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Lopez, J.E. 2020. Differential expression of putative Ornithodoros turicata defensins mediated by tick feeding. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2020.00152.
Molecular detection of Rickettsia species in ticks collected in the Mexico-USA transboundary region Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merino, J.O., De La Cruz, N.I., Martinez, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Romero-Salas, D., Esteve-Gassent, M., Lagunes-Quintanilla, R. 2020. Molecular detection of Rickettsia species in ticks collected in the Mexico-USA transboundary region. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 80:559-567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-020-00483-5.
Sequence and transcript expression of the super-kdr locus of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Domingues, L.N., Solis, G.D., Bendele, K.G., Perez De Leon, A.A., Guerrero, F. 2020. Sequence and transcript expression of the super-kdr locus of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mve.12442.
Terpenes on Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Acaricidal activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cardoso, A., Guimaraes Dos Santos, E.G., Da Silva Lima, A., Temeyer, K.B., Perez De Leon, A.A., Costa-Junior, L.M., Dos Santos Soares, A.M. 2020. Terpenes on Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Acaricidal activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibition. Veterinary Parasitology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2020.109090.
Terpenes on Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Acaricidal activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tracking the increase of acaricide resistance in an invasive population of cattle fever ticks, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae), and implementation of real-time PCR assays to rapidly genotype resistance mutations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Klafke, G., Busch, J.D., Olafson, P.U., Miller, R., Mosqueda, J., Stone, N., Scoles, G.A., Wagner, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Tracking the increase of acaricide resistance in an invasive population of cattle fever ticks, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae), and implementation of real-time PCR assays to rapidly genotype resistance mutations. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 113(4):298-309. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saz053.
Field testing of the remotely operated sprayer for control of cattle fever ticks on nilgai ()
Small-molecule inhibitors of inward rectifier potassium (Kir) channels reduce bloodmeal feeding and have insecticidal activity against the horn fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Z., Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Foil, L.D., Swale, D.R. 2020. Small-molecule inhibitors of inward rectifier potassium (Kir) channels reduce bloodmeal feeding and have insecticidal activity against the horn fly (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 57(4):1131-1140. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa015.
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) larvae collected from vegetation in the coastal wildlife corridor of southern Texas and research solutions for integrated eradication Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Showler, A., Abrigo, V., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) larvae collected from vegetation in the coastal wildlife corridor of southern Texas and research solutions for integrated eradication. Journal of Medical Entomology. 57(4):1305–1309. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa002.
The longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis): invasive exotic species that threatens animal and public health in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Perez De Leon, A.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M. 2020. The longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis): invasive exotic species that threatens animal and public health in Mexico. Bioagrociencias. 12:9-18.
Field evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes applied via remotely activated sprayer for eradication of southern cattle fever ticks on nilgai - (Abstract Only)
Ectoparasites of cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Mitchell III, R.D., Watson, D.W. 2020. Ectoparasites of cattle. Veterinary Clinics of North America. 36(1):173-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2019.12.004.
Partial characterization of the voltage-gated sodium channel gene and molecular detection of permethrin resistance in Rhipicephalus annulatus (Say, 1821) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klafke, G.M., Moreno, H.C., Tidwell, J.P., Miller, R., Thomas, D.B., Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Partial characterization of the voltage-gated sodium channel gene and molecular detection of permethrin resistance in Rhipicephalus annulatus (Say, 1821). Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101368.
Tick research advances at the USDA - ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Evidence of acaricide resistance in different life stages of Amblyomma mixtum and Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from the same farm in the state of Veracruz, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Souza Higa, L., Barradas Pina, F., Rodrigues, V., Valerio Garcia, M., Romero Salas, D., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Cavalcante Barros, J., Andreotti, R. 2020. Evidence of acaricide resistance in different life stages of Amblyomma mixtum and Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from the same farm in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.104837.
Comparative vector competence of the Afrotropical soft tick Ornithodoros moubata and Palearctic species, O. erraticus and O. verrucosus, for African Swine Fever virus strains circulating in Eurasia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereiria De Oliveira, R., Hutet, E., Paboeuf, F., Duhayon, M., Boinas, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Filatov, S., Vial, L., Le Potier, M. 2019. Comparative vector competence of the Afrotropical soft tick Ornithodoros moubata and Palearctic species, O. erraticus and O. verrucosus, for African Swine Fever virus strains circulating in Eurasia. PLoS One. 14(11):e0225657. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225657.
Resistance profile of the cattle-fever tick Rhipicephalus microplus to acaricides in a farm from Arauca, Colombia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
The Pacific Biosciences de novo assembled genome from a parthenogenetic New Zealand wild population of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guerrero, F., Bendele, K.G., Ghaffari, N., Guhlin, J., Gedye, K.R., Lawrence, K.E., Dearden, P.K., Harrop, T.W., Heath, A.C., Lun, Y., Metz, R.P., Teel, P., Perez De Leon, A.A., Biggs, P.J., Pomroy, W.E., Johnson, C.P., Blood, P.D., Bellgard, S.E., Tompkins, D.M. 2019. The Pacific Biosciences de novo assembled genome from a parthenogenetic New Zealand wild population of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901. Data in Brief. 27:104602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104602.
Humoral immune response of pigs, Sus scrofa domesticus upon repeated exposure to blood-feeding by Ornithodoros turicata Duges (Ixodida: Argasidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H.J., Krishnavajhala, A., Armstrong, B.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Filatov, S., Teele, P.D., Lopez, J.E. 2019. Humoral immune response of pigs, Sus scrofa domesticus upon repeated exposure to blood-feeding by Ornithodoros turicata Duges (Ixodida: Argasidae). Parasites & Vectors. 13:66. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-3931-8.
Ehrlichia canis in dogs of Mexico: Prevalence, incidence, co-infection and factors associated Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ojeda-Chi, M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Esteve-Gassent, M., Modarelli, J., Villegas-Perez, S. 2019. Ehrlichia canis in dogs of Mexico: Prevalence, incidence, co-infection and factors associated. Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 67:101351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2019.101351.
Ehrlichia canis in dogs of Mexico: Prevalence, incidence, co-infection and factors associated Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ojeda-Chi, M., Rodriguez-Vivas, R., Esteve-Gassent, M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Modarelli, J., Villegas-Perez, S. 2019. Ehrlichia canis in dogs of Mexico: Prevalence, incidence, co-infection and factors associated. Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 67:101351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2019.101351.
Tick burden and tick species prevalence in small ruminants of different agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, A., Mitchell, R.D., Ali Shah, S., Nasreen, N., Niaz, S., Ayaz, S., Naeem, H., Khan, L., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Tick burden and tick species prevalence in small ruminants of different agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan. International Journal of Acarology. 45(6-7):374-380. https://doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2019.1663930.
Acaricidal efficacy of Calotropis procera (Asclepiadaceae) and Taraxacum officinale (Asteraceae) against Rhipicephalus microplus from Mardan, Pakistan Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, A., Nasreen, N.A., Niaz, S., Ayaz, S., Naeem, H., Muhammad, I., Said, F., Mitchell, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Snehil, G., Kumar, S. 2019. Acaricidal efficacy of Calotropis procera (Asclepiadaceae) and Taraxacum officinale (Asteraceae) against Rhipicephalus microplus from Mardan, Pakistan. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 78(4):595-608. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-019-00406-z.
Specific gene disruption in the major livestock pests Cochliomyia hominivorax and Lucilia cuprina using CRISPR/Cas9 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paulo, D.F., Williamson, M., Arp, A.P., Li, F., Sagel, A., Skoda, S.R., Sanchez-Gallego, J., Vasquez, H., Quintero, G., Perez De Leon, A.A., Belikoff, E.J., Azeredo-Espin, A.M., Mcmillan, W.O., Concha, C., Scott, M.J. 2019. Specific gene disruption in the major livestock pests Cochliomyia hominivorax and Lucilia cuprina using CRISPR/Cas9. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. Volume 9, Issue 7. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400544.
Characterization of voltage sensitive sodium channel gene of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae), a new invasive tick species in the United States - (Abstract Only)
Klafke, G.M., Tidwell, J.P., Miller, R., Fonseca, D., Bonilla, D.L., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Characterization of voltage sensitive sodium channel gene of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae), a new invasive tick species in the United States. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 2019:23.
Alternative treatments for southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) infested white-tailed deer hides - (Abstract Only)
Klafke, G.M., Miller, R., Thomas, D.B., Bonilla, D., Hasel, H., Duhaime, R., Pike, C., Lansford, T., Schwartz, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Alternative treatments for southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) infested white-tailed deer hides. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 2019:311.
Development of a remotely activated field sprayer and evaluation of temperature and aeration on the longevity of Steinernema riobrave entomopathogenic nematodes for treatment of cattle fever tick infested nilgai - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Cantu, D., Racelis, A., Vasquez, A., Hoffmann, W.C., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hinojosa, J., Bonilla, D., Ellis, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Development of a remotely activated field sprayer and evaluation of temperature and aeration on the longevity of Steinernema riobrave entomopathogenic nematodes for treatment of cattle fever tick infested nilgai. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 70:1-5.
Seroprevalence of Anaplasma spp. among sheep and goats in Charsadda District, Pakistan Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, A., Nasreen, N., Mitchell III, R.D., Niaz, S., Ayaz, S., Khattak, I., Naeem, H., Perez De Leon, A.A., Zaman, M.A. 2019. Seroprevalence of Anaplasma spp. among sheep and goats in Charsadda District, Pakistan. Small Ruminant Research. 176:5-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2019.05.008.
Vitellogenin receptor as a target for tick control: a mini-review Reprint Icon ()
Mitchell, R., Sonenshine, D.E., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Vitellogenin receptor as a target for tick control: a mini-review. Frontiers in Physiology. Volume 10: Article 618. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00618.
TickPath Layerplex: adaptation of a real-time PCR methodology for the simultaneous detection and molecular surveillance of tick-borne pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Modarelli, J.J., Ferro, P.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Esteve-Gasent, M.D. 2019. TickPath Layerplex: adaptation of a real-time PCR methodology for the simultaneous detection and molecular surveillance of tick-borne pathogens. Scientific Reports. 9:6950. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43424-y.
Simulation tools for assessment of tick suppression treatments of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on non-lactating dairy cattle in Puerto Rico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Teel, P.D., Grant, W.E., Soltero, F., Urdaz, J., Perez-Ramirez, A.E., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Simulation tools for assessment of tick suppression treatments of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on non-lactating dairy cattle in Puerto Rico. Parasites & Vectors. 12:185. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3443-6.
Efficacy of white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) treatment for cattle fever ticks in southern Texas, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Currie, C., Hewitt, D., Ortega-S, A., Schuster, G., Campbell, T., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2020. Efficacy of white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) treatment for cattle fever ticks in southern Texas, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 56(3):588-596. https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-11-304.
Potential Involvement of Salivary Cholinesterase Activity in Arthropod Vector-Borne Disease Transmission - (Abstract Only)
High-resolution melt (HRM) analysis for detection of SNPs associated with pyrethroid resistance in the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klafke, G.M., Miller, R., Tidwell, J.P., Thomas, D.B., Sanchez, D., Feria Arroyo, T.P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. High-resolution melt (HRM) analysis for detection of SNPs associated with pyrethroid resistance in the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). International Journal for Parasitology: Drug and Drug Resistance. 9:100-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpddr.2019.03.001.
The prevalence of Leptospira among invasive small mammals on Puerto Rican cattle farms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benavidez, K.M., Guerra, T., Torres, M., Rodriguez, D., Veech, J., Hahn, D., Miller, R., Soltero, F., Perez Ramirez, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Castro-Arellano, I. 2019. The prevalence of Leptospira among invasive small mammals on Puerto Rican cattle farms. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13(5):e0007236. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007236.
Effects of laboratory grade limonene and a commercial limonene-based insecticide on Haematobia irritans irritans (L.) (Muscidae: Diptera): deterrence, mortality, and reproduction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Harlien, J.L., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Effects of laboratory grade limonene and a commercial limonene-based insecticide on Haematobia irritans irritans (L.) (Muscidae: Diptera): deterrence, mortality, and reproduction. Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(4):1064-1070. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz020.
Comparative efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against multi-acaricide resistant strain of cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Singh, N.K., Shapiro, D.I., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Comparative efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against multi-acaricide resistant strain of cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 44:143-153. https://doi.org/10.3958/059.044.0116.
Molecular detection of rickettsial tick-borne agents in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus yucatanensis), mazama deer (Mazama temama), and the ticks they host in Yucatan, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ojeda, M., Rodriguez-Vivas, R., Esteve-Gassent, M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Modarelli, J., Sandra, V. 2019. Molecular detection of rickettsial tick-borne agents in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus yucatanensis), mazama deer (Mazama temama), and the ticks they host in Yucatan, Mexico. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 10(2):365-370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.11.018.
Multistate infestation of an exotic disease vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, B.C., Occi, J., Bonilla, D.L., Egizi, A.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Fonseca, D.M., Mertins, J.W., Backenson, B., Bajwa, W., Barbarin, A.M., Bertone, M., Brown, J., Connally, N.P., Connell, N., Falco, R., Foust, E., James, A.M., Krell, R., Lahmers, K., Lewis, N., Little, S.E., Maillard, J., Moore, Z., Neault, M., Randall, A.R., Ruder, M.G., Saleh, M.N., Schappach, B., Schreoder, B.A., Seraphin, L., Wehtje, M., Williams, C., Wormser, G.P., Yabsley, M.J., Halperin, W. 2018. Multistate infestation of an exotic disease vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports. 67:1310-1313. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6747a3.
The leucokinin-like peptide receptor from the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, is localized in the midgut periphery and receptor silencing with validated dsRNAs causes a reproductive fitness cost Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brock, C.M., Temeyer, K.B., Tidwell, J.P., Yang, Y., Blandon, M.A., Carreon-Camacho, D., Longnecker, M.T., Almazan, C., Perez De Leon, A.A., Pietrantonio, P.V. 2019. The leucokinin-like peptide receptor from the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, is localized in the midgut periphery and receptor silencing with validated dsRNAs causes a reproductive fitness cost. International Journal for Parasitology. 49(3-4):287-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.11.006.
Occurrence of Amblyomma mixtum on the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Romero-Salas, D., Sanchez-Montes, S., Barradas-Pina, F.T., Rosas-Saito, G., Cruz-Romero, A., Ibarra-Priego, N., Becker, I., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Occurrence of Amblyomma mixtum on the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 7(3):405-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.10.005.
Argasid and ixodid systematics: Implications for soft tick evolution and systematics, with a new argasid tick species list - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genetic structure analysis of Amblyomma mixtum populations in Veracruz State, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Integration of mechanical topping methods to accelerate biological control of Arundo donax - (Proceedings)
Goolsby, J., Racelis, A., Moran, P.J., Kirk, A., Kashefi, J., Smith, L., Bon, M., Lacewell, R., Vacek, A., Martinez-Jimenez, M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2019. Integration of mechanical topping methods to accelerate biological control of Arundo donax. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 290.
Ticks infesting dogs in rural communities of Yucatan, Mexico and molecular diagnosis of rickettsial infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.U., Esteve-Gasent, M.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Modarelli, J.J., Villegas-Perez, S.L. 2018. Ticks infesting dogs in rural communities of Yucatan, Mexico and molecular diagnosis of rickettsial infection. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 2018:1-9.
Sand Fly (Phlebotomus papatasi) repellency by components of essential oils conditionally exempt from EPA registration as minimum risk pesticide products under 40 CFR 152.25(f) - (Abstract Only)
AntiSense Oligos (ASO): Advanced RNA silencing technology to reduce pathogens and ectoparasites of livestock - (Abstract Only)
Treatment of cattle with Steinernema riobrave and Heterorhabditis floridensis for control of the Southern Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus (=Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Singh, N.K., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Miller, R., Moran, P.J., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Treatment of cattle with Steinernema riobrave and Heterorhabditis floridensis for control of the Southern Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus (=Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 43:295-302.
Molecular characterization of the 2016 new world screwworm fly outbreak in the Florida Keys - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dupuis, J.R., Guerrero, F., Skoda, S.R., Phillips, P.L., Welch, J.B., Schlater, J.L., Azeredo-Espin, A.L., Perez De Leon, A.A., Geib, S.M. 2018. Molecular characterization of the 2016 new world screwworm fly outbreak in the Florida Keys. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(4):938-946.
Detection of tick mediated host stress in bovine feces by the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus microplus ()
Biotic and abiotic factors influencing infestation levels of the arundo leafminer, Lasioptera donacis, in its native range in Mediterranean Europe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, M., Goolsby, J., Vacek, A.T., Mastoras, A., Kashefi, J., Chaskopoulou, A., Smith, L., Badillo, I., Reilly, F.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Racelis, A. 2018. Biotic and abiotic factors influencing infestation levels of the arundo leafminer, Lasioptera donacis, in its native range in Mediterranean Europe. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 69:8-18.
A whole genome assembly of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans, and prediction of genes with roles in metabolism and sex determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konganti, K., Guerrero, F., Schilkey, F., Ngam, P., Jacobi, J., Umale, P., Perez De Leon, A.A., Threadgill, D. 2018. A whole genome assembly of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans, and prediction of genes with roles in metabolism and sex determination. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 8:1675-1686.
First molecular and serological detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease virus in white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Tamaulipas, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merino, J., De La Cruz, N., Galvan, G., Perez De Leon, A.A., Burnes, J. 2020. First molecular and serological detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease virus in white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Tamaulipas, Mexico. Brazalian Archive of Medicine Veterinaria and Zootecnia. 71(1):77-85. https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4162-9987.
Efficient method for extracting DNA of parasites causing bovine babesiosis from tick vectors ()
Seroepidemiology of bovine herpes virus-1 infection in water buffaloes from Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romero-Salas, D., Cruz-Romero, A., Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Ibarra-Priego, N., Barradas-Pina, F.T., Nogueira-Domingues, L., Castro-Arellano, I., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Seroepidemiology of bovine herpes virus-1 infection in water buffaloes from Mexico. Tropical Biomedicine. 35(2):541-552.
Implication of nilgai antelope (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in reinfestations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Texas: A review and update Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., May, M.A., Thomas, D.B., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Implication of nilgai antelope (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in reinfestations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Texas: A review and update. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(3):515-522. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy004.
Effect of immersion time on efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against engorged females of Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, N., Goolsby, J., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Setamou, M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Effect of immersion time on efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against engorged females of Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 43(1):19-28. https://doi.org/10.3958/059.043.0120.
Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) against engorged females of the cattle fever tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, N., Goolsby, J., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Miller, R., Thomas, D.B., Klafke, G., Tidwell, J.P., Racelis, A., Grewal, P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) against engorged females of the cattle fever tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 43(1):1-17. https://doi.org/10.3958/059.043.0119.
In-vitro efficacy of a botanical acaricide and its active ingredients against larvae of susceptible and acaricide-resistant strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, N.K., Miller, R., Klafke, G., Goolsby, J., Thomas, D.B., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. In-vitro efficacy of a botanical acaricide and its active ingredients against larvae of susceptible and acaricide-resistant strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Acari: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 9(2):201-206.
A new concept: national living soil repository Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manter, D.K., Delgado, J.A., Blackburn, H.D., Harmel, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Honeycutt, C.W. 2017. A new concept: national living soil repository. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114:13587–13590. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720262115.
Spatial multi-criteria decision analysis for modelling suitable habitats of Ornithodoros soft ticks in the Western Palearctic region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vial, L., Ducheyne, E., Filatov, S., McVey, D.S., Sindryakova, I., Morgunov, S., Perez de Leon, A.A., Kolbasov, D., De Clercq, E. 2017. Spatial multi-criteria decision analysis for modelling suitable habitats of Ornithodoros soft ticks in the Western Palearctic region. Veterinary Parasitology. 249:2-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.10.022.
African swine fever research in Ukraine: Spatio-temporal epidemiological analysis and exploratory risk mapping of outbreaks - (Abstract Only)
Seroepidemiology of infection with Neospora caninum, Leptospira, and bovine herpesvirus type 1 in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz State, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Life cycle of Amblyomma mixtum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing different hosts under laboratory conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barradas Piña, F., Da Silva Rodrigues, V., De Oliveria Souza Hi, L., Valério Garcia, M., Cavalcante Barros, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Andreotti, R. 2017. Life cycle of Amblyomma mixtum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing different hosts under laboratory conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-017-0178-y.
Immunological control of ticks and tick-borne diseases that impact cattle health and production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Almazán, A., Aguilar Tipacamu, G., Rodríguez, S., Mosqueda, J., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Immunological control of ticks and tick-borne diseases that impact cattle health and production. Frontiers in Bioscience. 23:1535-1551.
Movement patterns of Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in South Texas: implications for cattle fever tick management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Foley, A.M., Goolsby, J., Ortega Jr, A., Ortega Sr, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hewitt, D.G., Campbell, T., Singh, N.K. 2017. Movement patterns of Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in South Texas: implications for cattle fever tick management. Journal of Wildlife Management. 146:166-172.
Repellency and other biological effects of natural substances against the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi - (Abstract Only)
Higher ant diversity in native vegetation than in stands of the invasive arundo, Arundo donax L., along the Rio Grande basin in Texas, U.S.A. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Goolsby, J., Thomas, D.B., Mejorado, A.B., Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. Higher ant diversity in native vegetation than in stands of the invasive arundo, Arundo donax L., along the Rio Grande basin in Texas, U.S.A.. International Journal of Insect Science. 9:1-9.
Public-private partnership experience enabling translational research for anti-tick vaccine used in integrated Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. annulatus tick eradication in the United States of America ()
Public-private partnership experience enabling translational research for anti-tick vaccine used in integrated Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. annulatus tick eradication in the United States of America ()
Perez De Leon, A.A., Mahan, S., Messenger, M., Ellis, D., Varner, K., Schwartz, A., Baca, D., Andreotti, R., Rodriguez Valle, M., Rosario Cruz, R., Dominguez Garcia, D., Comas Pagan, M., Oliver Canabal, C., Urdaz, J., Collazo Mattei, F., Soltero, F., Guerrero, F., Miller, R. 2018. Public-private partnership experience enabling translational research for anti-tick vaccine used in integrated Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. annulatus tick eradication in the United States of America. Book Chapter. 5:275-298.
Acetylcholinesterase of Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): expression and biochemical properties of orthologous organophosphate resistance mutations from mosquitoes - (Abstract Only)
Functional and morphological analysis of putative chemoreception-related proteins in the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum - (Abstract Only)
Functional and morphological analysis of putative chemoreception-related proteins in the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum - (Abstract Only)
Comparison of chemical attractants against dung beetles and application for rangeland and animal health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Singh, N., Thomas, D.B., Ortega, A., Hewitt, D., Campbell, T., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. Comparison of chemical attractants against dung beetles and application for rangeland and animal health. Southwestern Entomologist. 42(2):339-346.
Comparative daily activity patterns of Nilgai, Boselaphus tragocamelus and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus in South Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, N., Goolsby, J., Ortega, A., Hewitt, D., Campbell, T., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. Comparative daily activity patterns of Nilgai, Boselaphus tragocamelus and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus in South Texas. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 68:7-12.
Comparison of natural and artificial odor lures for nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in South Texas: developing treatment for cattle fever tick eradication - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Singh, N., Ortega-S, A., Hewitt, D.G., Campbell, T., Wester, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. Comparison of natural and artificial odor lures for nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in South Texas: developing treatment for cattle fever tick eradication. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 6:100-107.
In vitro repellency of DEET against the ticks Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and Amblyomma sculptum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, L.L., Oliveira Filho, J.G., Mascarin, G.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Borges, L. 2017. In vitro repellency of DEET against the ticks Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and Amblyomma sculptum. Veterinary Parasitology. 239:42-45.
Gene-enriched draft genome of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus: Assembly by the hybrid Pacific Biosciences/Illumina approach enabled analysis of the highly repetitive genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barrero, R., Guerrero, F., Black, M., McCooke, J., Schilkey, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Miller, R., Bruns, S., Dobry, J., Mikhaylenko, G., Stormo, K., Bell, C., Tao, Q., Bogden, R., Moolhuijzen, P., Hunter, A., Bellgard, M. 2017. Gene-enriched draft genome of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus: Assembly by the hybrid Pacific Biosciences/Illumina approach enabled analysis of the highly repetitive genome. International Journal for Parasitology. 47(9):569-583.
Introduction, establishment and dispersal in Mexico of the wasp Tetramesa romana, biological control agent of the giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez Jimenez, M., Goolsby, J., Racelis, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Negrete Arroyos, D. 2017. Introduction, establishment and dispersal in Mexico of the wasp Tetramesa romana, biological control agent of the giant reed. Southwestern Entomologist. 42(2):427-434.
Mutation in the sodium channel gene corresponds with phenotypic resistance of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae) to pyrethroids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klafke, G.M., Miller, R., Tidwell, J.P., Barreto, R., Guerrero, F., Kaufman, P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. Mutation in the sodium channel gene corresponds with phenotypic resistance of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae) to pyrethroids. Journal of Medical Entomology. 54(6):1639-1642.
Evolutionary changes in symbiont community structure in ticks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duron, O., Binetruy, F., Noel, V., Cremaschi, K., Arnathau, C., Chevillon, C., Plantard, O., Goolsby, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Heylen, D., Estrada-Pena, A. 2017. Evolutionary changes in symbiont community structure in ticks. Ecology Letters. 26(11):2905-2921.
Biological control of cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only)
Acaricidal efficacy of Essentria® IC-3 and its active ingredients against acaricide resistant and susceptible strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Abstract Only)
Immunogenic potential of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin 1 against Rhipicephalus sanguineus in domestic dogs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez Evora, P., Sanches, G.S., Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bechara, G.H. 2017. Immunogenic potential of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin 1 against Rhipicephalus sanguineus in domestic dogs. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 26(1):60-66.
Imaging of Borrelia turicatae producing the green fluorescent protein reveals persistent colonization of the Ornithodoros turicata midgut and salivary glands from nymphal acquisition through transmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilder, H.K., Krishnavajhala, A., Boyle, W.K., Damania, A., Thornton, J.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Teel, P.D., Lopez, J.E. 2017. Imaging of Borrelia turicatae producing the green fluorescent protein reveals persistent colonization of the Ornithodoros turicata midgut and salivary glands from nymphal acquisition through transmission. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 83(5):2503-2516.
Agricultural applications of insect ecological genomics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poelchau, M.F., Coates, B.S., Childers, C., Evans, J.D., Hackett, K.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2016. Agricultural applications of insect ecological genomics. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 13:61-69. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.12.002.
Interaction of plant essential oil terpenoids with the southern cattle tick tyramine receptor: A potential biopesticide target - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gross, A.D., Temeyer, K.B., Day, T.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kimber, M.J., Coats, J.R. 2017. Interaction of plant essential oil terpenoids with the southern cattle tick tyramine receptor: A potential biopesticide target. Chemico Biological Interactions. 263:1-6.
Horticultural technique for rearing and redistribution of the sessile biological control agent, Rhizaspidiotus donacis on its host plant, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
First documentation of ivermectin resistance in Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Ojeda-Chi, M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2017. First documentation of ivermectin resistance in Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae). Veterinary Parasitology. 233:9-13.
The testes transcriptome of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bendele, K.G., Guerrero, F., Cameron, C., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. The testes transcriptome of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. Data in Brief. 9:1141-1146.
Blood feeding of Ornithodoros turicata larvae using an artificial membrane system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Filatov, S., Lopez, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Teel, P. 2018. Blood feeding of Ornithodoros turicata larvae using an artificial membrane system. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 31(s):230-233.
Role of inward rectifier potassium channels in salivary gland function and sugar feeding of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swale, D., Li, Z., Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Foil, L. 2017. Role of inward rectifier potassium channels in salivary gland function and sugar feeding of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 141:41-49.
Brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato, infestation ofsusceptible dog hosts is reduced by slow release of semiochemicalsfrom a less susceptible host - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Research and development of anti-tick vaccines for use in Texas and Puerto Rico Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus control programs - (Abstract Only)
Simulated interactions of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), climate variation and habitat heterogeneity on southern cattle tick (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus) eradication methods in South Texas, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evaluation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for detection of cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Jung, J.A., Landivar, J., McCutcheon, W., Lacewell, R., Duhaime, R., Puhger, R., Baca, D., Hasel, H., Varner, K., Miller, B., Schwartz, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Evaluation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for detection of cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 67:24-27.
Molecular comparison of cattle fever ticks from native and introduced ranges with insights into optimal search areas for classical biological control agents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Guerrero, F., Gaskin, J.F., Bendele, K.G., Azhahianambi, P., Amalin, D., Flores-Cruz, M., Kashefi, J., Smith, L., Saini, R.K., Racelis, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Molecular comparison of cattle fever ticks from native and introduced ranges with insights into optimal search areas for classical biological control agents. Southwestern Entomologist. 41(3):595-604.
Integrated control of the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, in Puerto Rico using new and alternative products - (Abstract Only)
The chemosensory appendage proteome of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) reveals putative odorant-binding and other chemoreception-related proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Renthal, R., Maghnani, L., Bernal, S., Qu, Y., Griffith, W., Lohmeyer, K.H., Guerrero, F., Borges, L., Perez de Leon, A.A. 2016. The chemosensory appendage proteome of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) reveals putative odorant-binding and other chemoreception-related proteins. Insect Science. 00:1-13.
Acaricidal efficacies of Lippia gracilis essential oil and its phytochemicals against organophosphate-resistant and susceptible strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Costa-Junior, L.M., Miller, R., Alves, P.B., Blank, A.F., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Acaricidal efficacies of Lippia gracilis essential oil and its phytochemicals against organophosphate-resistant and susceptible strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Veterinary Parasitology. 228:60-64.
Neuronal projections from the Haller's organ and palp sensilla to the synganglion of Amblyomma americanum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borges, L.M., Li, A.Y., Olafson, P.U., Renthal, R., Bauchan, G.R., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Neuronal projections from the Haller's organ and palp sensilla to the synganglion of Amblyomma americanum. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 25(2):217-224.
Ch. 7: Food Safety, Nutrition, and Distribution ()
Ziska, L., A. Crimmins, A. Auclair, S. DeGrasse, J.F. Garofalo, A.S. Khan, I. Loladze, A.A. Pérez de León, A. Showler, J. Thurston, and I. Walls, 2016: Ch. 7: Food Safety, Nutrition, and Distribution. In: Basu, R., English, P. et al., editors. The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Washington, D.C.: Global Change Research Program. 189–216. doi:10.7930/J0ZP4417
Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes Oliveira Filho, J., Sarria, A.F., Ferreira, L., Caulfield, J.C., Powers, S.J., Pickett, J.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Birkett, M.A., Borges, L. 2016. Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris. The Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications. 1022:64-69.
Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology research to meet grand challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America ()
Esteve-Gassent, M.D., Castro-Arellano, I., Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Patino, R., Li, A.Y., Medina, R.F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriquez-Vivas, I. 2016. Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology research to meet grand challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 92(1):38-64.
Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and population genetics research to meet the challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esteve-Gassent, M., Castro-Arellano, I., Feria-Arroyo, T., Patino, R., Li, A.Y., Medina, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriguez-Vivas, R. 2016. Translating ecology, physiology, biochemistry and population genetics research to meet the challenge of tick and tick-borne diseases in North America. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 92(1):38-64.
Modern advances in sustainable tick control - (Abstract Only)
Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in small ruminants from Veracruz, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romero-Salas, D., Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Crus-Romero, A., Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Ibara-Priego, N., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hernandez-Tinoco, J. 2016. Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in small ruminants from Veracruz, Mexico. BioMed Central (BMC) Veterinary Research. 12:14-19.
Rationale for classical biological control of cattle fever ticks and proposed methods for field collection of natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Dennis, M., Schuster, G., Amalin, D., M, C., Racelis, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Rationale for classical biological control of cattle fever ticks and proposed methods for field collection of natural enemies. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 66:7-15.
Tick-borne Diseases in Animals and USDA Research on Tick Control - (Abstract Only)
Li, A.Y., Guerrero, F., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Tick-borne Diseases in Animals and USDA Research on Tick Control. American Mosquito Control Association. P.38.
Molecular and serological detection of Babesia bovis- and Babesiabigemina-infection in bovines and water buffaloes raised jointly in anendemic field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romero-Salas, D., Mira, A., Mosqueda, J., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Perez De Leon, A.A., Florin-Christensen, M., Schnittger, L. 2016. Molecular and serological detection of Babesia bovis- and Babesiabigemina-infection in bovines and water buffaloes raised jointly in anendemic field. Veterinary Parasitology. 217:101-107.
Assessment of the geographic distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): climate variation and host diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donaldson, T.G., Perez De Leon, A.A., Li, A.Y., Castro-Arellano, I., Wozniak, E., Boyle, W.K., Hargrove, R., Wilder, H.K., Kim, H.J., Teel, P.D., Lopez, J.E. 2016. Assessment of the geographic distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): climate variation and host diversity. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2:1-19. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004383.
Arthropod genomics research in the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Current impacts and future prospects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coates, B.S., Poelchau, M.F., Childers, C., Evans, J.D., Handler, A.M., Guerrero, F., Skoda, S.R., Hopper, K.R., Wintermantel, W.M., Ling, K., Hunter, W.B., Oppert, B.S., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hackett, K.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2015. Arthropod genomics research in the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Current impacts and future prospects. Trends in Entomology. 11(1):1-27.
Ticks collected from humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in Yucatan, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, I., Apanaskevich, D., Ojeda-Chi, M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Reyes-Novelo, E., Esteve-Gassent, M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2016. Ticks collected from humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in Yucatan, Mexico. Veterinary Parasitology. 215:106-113.
Potential economic impact assessment for cattle parasites in Mexico review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Grisi, L., Perez De Leon, A.A., Silva Villela, H., Torres-Acosta, J.F., Sanchez, H.F., Romero Salas, D., Rosario Cruz, R., Saldierna, F., Garcia Carrasco, D. 2017. Potential economic impact assessment for cattle parasites in Mexico review. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias. 8(1):61-74.
Acetylcholinesterase mutations and organophosphate resistance in sand flies and mosquitoes - (Abstract Only)
Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rochon, K., Baker, R.B., Almond, G.2., Gimeno, I.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Watson, D.W. 2015. Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 52(5):1117-1123.
Baseline susceptibility to pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides in two old world sand fly species (diptera: psychodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A., Linthicum, K., Britch, S.C., Bast, J.D., Debboum, M. 2015. Baseline susceptibility to pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides in two old world sand fly species (diptera: psychodidae). Army Medical Department Journal. p. 3-9.
Pharmacological characterization of a tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gross, A.D., Temeyer, K.B., Day, T.A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kimber, M.J., Coats, J.R. 2015. Pharmacological characterization of a tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 63:47-53.
Research project for integrated control of the southern cattle fever tick in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Acetylcholinesterase mutations and organophosphate resistance in sand flies and mosquitoes - (Abstract Only)
Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Velez-Bonner, A., Osbrink, W.L., Summy, R.K., Thomas, D.B., Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Goolsby, J. 2015. Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 65:38-44.
Potential economic impact of parasites on the cattle industry of Mexico - (Abstract Only)
African swine fever: background, present time and prospects ()
Stegniy, M., Gerilovych, I., Buzun, A., Bisiuk, I., Kucheryavenko, R., Filatov, S., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kucheryavenko, V. 2015. African swine fever: background, present time and prospects. Kyiv: ST-Druk. p. 1-237.
Use of electroporation as an option to transform the Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans: a species recalcitrant to microinjection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Q., Guerrero, F., Palavesam, A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Use of electroporation as an option to transform the Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans: a species recalcitrant to microinjection. Insect Science. 00:1-9.
Role of Rhipicephalus microplus cheliceral receptors in gustation and host differentiation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopes Ferreira, L., Fernandes Soares, S., Gomes De Oliveira, J., Tatielly Oliveira, T., Perez De Leon, A.A., Borges, L. 2015. Role of Rhipicephalus microplus cheliceral receptors in gustation and host differentiation. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 6:228-233.
Gene's Organ Transcriptome of the southern Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only)
Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): construction, expression and biochemical properties of the G119S orthologous mutant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Tong, F., Totrov, M.M., Tuckow, A.P., Chen, Q., Carlier, P.R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bloomquist, J.R. 2014. Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): construction, expression and biochemical properties of the G119S orthologous mutant. Parasites & Vectors. 7:577.
Genome-based approach to discover new livestock pest control technologies: The horn fly (Haematobia irritans) genome sequencing project - (Abstract Only)
Genomic approaches for veterinary pest control and eradication - (Abstract Only)
Reduced efficacy of commercial acaricides against populations of resistant cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus from two municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, A., Villar, D., Chaparro, J., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Reduced efficacy of commercial acaricides against populations of resistant cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus from two municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia. Environmental Health. 8(2):71-80.
Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico - (Proceedings)
Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Martinez-Jimenez, M., Lacewell, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2015. Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):47-60.
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin as an effective vaccine antigen to protect against cattle tick infestations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guerrero, F., Andreotti, R., Bendele, K.G., Cunha, R.C., Miller, R., Yeater, K.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus aquaporin as an effective vaccine antigen to protect against cattle tick infestations. Parasites & Vectors. 7:475.
Immunogenic potential of the recombinant Rhipicephalus microplus aquaporin protein against the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille, 1806 in domestic dogs - (Abstract Only)
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz State, Mexico and its association with climatic factors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Romero-Salas, D., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Cruz-Romero, A., Peniche-Cardena, A., Ibarra-Priego, N., Aguilar-Dominguez, M., Perez-De-Leon, A., Dubey, J.P. 2014. Seroprevalence and correlates of Toxoplasma gondii infection in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz state, Mexico. BioMed Central (BMC) Veterinary Research. 10:232e.
Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico-U.S. border along the Rio Grande Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esteve-Gassent, M.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Romero-Salas, D., Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Patino, R., Castro-Arellano, I., Gordillo-Perez, G., Auclair, A., Goolsby, J., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Estrada-Franco, J.G. 2014. Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico-U.S. border along the Rio Grande. Frontiers in Public Health. 2:177.
Soft tick sampling and collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Showler, A., Kucheryavenko, R.O., Li, A.Y., Kucheryavenko, V., Filatov, S., Teel, P., Mcvey, D.S. 2015. Soft tick sampling and collection. Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. 1(2):5-11.
Polar cuticular lipids differ in male and female sandflies (Phlebotomus papatasi) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Renthal, R., Li, A.Y., Gao, X., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Polar cuticular lipids differ in male and female sandflies (Phlebotomus papatasi). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 51(6):1237-1241.
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Gaskin, J.F., Tarin, D.V., Pepper, A., Henne, D.C., Auclair, A., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Moran, P.J., Thomas, D.B., Yang, C., Jimenez, M., Ciompwelik, M.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2014. Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 39(4):675-690.
High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs in Veracruz, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Romero-Salas, D., Garcia-Vazquez, Z., Cruz-Romero, A., Ibarra-Priego, N., Ahuja-Aguirre, C., Agular-Dominguez, M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dubey, J.P. 2014. High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs in Veracruz, Mexico. Veterinary Research. 10:191.
Recombinant acetylcholinesterase 1 of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): expression, biochemical properties, and insensitivity to organophosphate inhibition - (Abstract Only)
Toxicity and repellency of plant essential oils against the arthropod disease vectors Phlebotomus papatasi and Ixodes scapularis - (Abstract Only)
Li, A.Y., Costa-Junior, L.M., Temeyer, K.B., Chauhan, K.R., Rosario-Cruz, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2015. Toxicity and repellency of plant essential oils against the arthropod disease vectors Phlebotomus papatasi and Ixodes scapularis. Meeting Abstract Book of the 7th International Conference of Biopesticide. P.44..
Advancing integrated tick management to mitigate burden of tick-borne diseases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Teel, P.D., Li, A.Y., Ponnusamy, L., Roe, M. 2014. Advancing integrated tick management to mitigate burden of tick-borne diseases. Outlooks on Pest Management. 25(6):382-389.
Challenges with the southern cattle fever tick in Puerto Rico: Then and now - (Abstract Only)
Development and validation of a dual luciferase reporter system for in vitro evaluation of gene silencing efficacy in the Southern cattle tick: comparison to in vivo gene silencing by microinjection - (Abstract Only)
Acaricide resistance and strategies to mitigate economic impact of the southern cattle fever tick (Rhipicephalus microplus) on livestock production systems in the Americas - (Abstract Only)
Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feria-Arroyo, T.P., Castro-Arellano, I., Gordillo-Perez, G., Cavazos, A.L., Vargas-Sandoval, M., Grover, A., Torres, J., Medina, R.F., Perez de Leon, A.A., Esteve-Gassent, M.D. 2014. Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region. Parasites & Vectors. 7:199.
Reassessment of the potential economic impact of cattle parasites in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grisi, L., Cerqueira Leite, R., De Souza Martins, J., Medeiros De Barros, A., Andreotti, R., Duarte Cancado, P., Perez De Leon, A.A., Barros Pereira, J., Silva Villela, H. 2014. Reassessment of the potential economic impact of cattle parasites in Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 23(n.2):150-156.
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus resistant to acaricides and ivermectin in cattle farms of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Perez-Cogollo, L.C., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A., Guerrero, F., Klafke, G.M. 2014. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus resistant to acaricides and ivermectin in cattle farms of Mexico. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 23(2):113-122.
Acaricide and Ivermectin resistance in a field population of Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Mexican Tropics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Miller, R., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Trinidad-Martinez, I.C., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2014. Acaricide and Ivermectin resistance in a field population of Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Mexican Tropics. Veterinary Parasitology. 200(1-2):179-188.
Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Lyme Disease Infected Ticks in the Texas-Mexico Border Region - (Abstract Only)
In vitro and in vivo evaluation of cypermethrin, amitraz, and piperonyl butoxide mixtures for the control of resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Mexican tropics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Vivas, I.R., Li, A.Y., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of cypermethrin, amitraz, and piperonyl butoxide mixtures for the control of resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Mexican tropics. Veterinary Parasitology. 197:288-296.
Evaluation of biogeographical factors in the native range to improve the success of biological control agents in the introduced range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Racelis, A., Goolsby, J.B., Kirk, A., Massimo, C., Grusak, M.A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of biogeographical factors in the native range to improve the success of biological control agents in the introduced range. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(10):1213-1230.
Acaricide Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Impact on Agro-Biosecurity and Cattle Trade between Mexico and the United States of America - (Proceedings)
Expression and Biochemical Properties of a Recombinant Acetylcholinesterase 1 of the Sand Fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) Insensitive to Organophosphate Inhibition - (Abstract Only)
Functional and Pharmacological Characterization of a Tyramine Receptor from the Southern Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only)
Spatiotemporal Incidence of Acaracide Resistance among Outbreaks of Cattle Fever Ticks in the US - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of insecticides and repellents for the control of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi to protect deployed U.S. Military personnel - (Abstract Only)
Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma spp. infecting cattle (Bos taurus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, A.C., Schuster, G., Cobb, W., James, A.J., Cooper, S.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Holman, P.J. 2013. Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma spp. infecting cattle (Bos taurus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in the United States. Veterinary Parasitology. 197(1-2):29-42.
Discovery of microRNAs of the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) by high-throughput sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tuckow, A.P., Temeyer, K.B., Olafson, P.U., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Discovery of microRNAs of the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) by high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Medical Entomology. 50(4):925-930.
Inhibitor Profile of bis(n)-tacrines and N-methylcarbamates on Acetylcholinesterase from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swale, D.R., Tong, F., Temeyer, K.B., Li, A.Y., Lam, P., Totrov, M.M., Carlier, P.R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bloomquist, J.R. 2013. Inhibitor profile of bis(n)-tacrines and N-methylcarbamates on acetylcholinesterase from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi. Journal of Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 106:85-92.
Acetylcholinesterase of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression, and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Olafson, P.U., Brake, D.K., Tuckow, A.P., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterase of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression, and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 106:118-123.
Acetylcholinesterase of the Sand Fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): cDNA Sequence, Baculovirus Expression and Biochemical Properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Brake, D.K., Tuckow, A.P., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterase of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli): cDNA sequence, baculovirus expression and biochemical properties. Parasites & Vectors. 6(1):article 31.
Effects of Reserpine on Reproduction and Serotonin Immunoreactivity in the Stable Fly Stomoxys Calcitrans (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Witt, C.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Effects of reserpine on reproduction and serotonin immunoreactivity in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). Journal of Insect Physiology. 59:974-982.
Effects of permethrin and amitraz on gas exchange and water loss in unfed adult females of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, H., Li, A.Y., Fielden, L.J., Liu, J., Seshu, J., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Effects of permethrin and amitraz on gas exchange and water loss in unfed adult females of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 107:153-159.
Mitigation of Resistance Through Mixtures of Traditional Pesticides, Anti-tick Vaccines, and New Acaricides Developed by the Pharmaceutical Industry - (Proceedings)
Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Guerrero, F., Perez de Leon, A.A. 2012. Mitigation of Resistance Through Mixtures of Traditional Pesticides, Anti-tick Vaccines, and New Acaricides Developed by the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: Scientific Committee of the VII International Seminar in Animal Parasitology. 1:120-129.
Resistance of the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus to ivermectin in Mexico ()
Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Perez-Cogollo, L.C., Rosado-Aguilar, J.A., Ojeda-Chi, M.M., Trinidad-Martinez, I., Torres-Acosta, J.F., Miller, R., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Resistance of the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus to ivermectin in Mexico. Workshop Proceedings. p. 52-68.
Global change and strategies to mitigate its impact on the U.S. cattle fever tick eradication program - (Proceedings)
Screening and identification of novel cytochrome P450s in ticks ()
Acetylcholinesterases of Blood-feeding Flies and Ticks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Tuckow, A.P., Brake, D.K., Li, A.Y., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Acetylcholinesterases of blood-feeding flies and ticks. Chemico Biological Interactions. 203:319-322.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit scientific update ()
Protective Immunity Against Tick Infestation in Cattle Vaccinated with Recombinant Trypsin Inhibitor of Rhipicephalus Microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Casquero Cunha, R., Aparecida Soares, M., Guerrero, F., Leivas Leite, F.P., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Protective immunity against tick infestation in cattle vaccinated with recombinant trypsin inhibitor of Rhipicephalus microplus. Vaccine. 30:6678-6685.
Pyrosequencing-based Analysis of the Microbiome Associated with the Horn Fly, Haematobia Irritans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palavesam, A., Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Heekin, A.M., Wang, J., Dowd, S., Sun, Y., Foil, L.D. 2012. Pyrosequencing-based analysis of the microbiome associated with the horn fly, Haematobia irritans. PLoS One. 7:44390.
Ticks on Deer and Cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone, 2012 - (Abstract Only)
Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil - (Abstract Only)
Identification of novel cytochrome P450s in the Acari - (Proceedings)
Graham, K., Sparagano, O., Perez De Leon, A.A., Bell-Sakyi, L., Guerrero, F., Finn, R. 2017. Identification of novel cytochrome P450s in the Acari. ISSX Online Abstracts, Supplement 7, No. 1, 2012. p. 49.
Discovery and functional analysis of small RNAs (miRNA/siRNA) of livestock ectoparasites. - (Abstract Only)
Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil - (Abstract Only)
Exploring the use of anti-tick vaccine as tool for integrated eradication of the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, R., Estrada-Pena, A., Almazan, C., Yeater, K.M., Messenger, M., Ellis, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Exploring the use of anti-tick vaccine as tool for integrated eradication of the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus. Vaccine. 30(38):5682-5687.
Integrated strategy for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in U.S.A. is required to mitigate the impact of global change Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Pete, T.D., Auclair, A.N., Messenger, M.T., Guerrero, F., Schuster, G., Miller, R. 2012. Integrated strategy for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in U.S.A. is required to mitigate the impact of global change. Frontiers in Systems Biology. 3:195.
The US experience of eradicating and preventing re-infestation with cattle fever ticks - (Proceedings)
Li, A.Y., Miller, R., Pound, J.M., Guerrero, F., Temeyer, K.B., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. The US experience of eradicating and preventing re-infestation with cattle fever ticks. Workshop Proceedings. 4th International Bayer Cattle Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3, 2012 (4-19).
North American soft ticks (Ornithodoros spp.): biology and feral swine parasitism as risks for the emergence of African swine fever in the U.S.A. - (Abstract Only)
Global change and integrated approach for sustainable cattle fever tick eradication in the United States of America - (Abstract Only)
Tick-borne protozoa ()
Perez De Leon, A.A., Vannier, E., Almazán, C., Krause, P.J. 2013. Tick-borne protozoa. In: Sonenhine, D.E., Roe, R.M., editors. Biology of Ticks. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 147-179.
Anti-cattle tick vaccines: Many candidate antigens, but will a commercially viable product emerge? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guerrero, F., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Anti-cattle tick vaccines: Many candidate antigens, but will a commercially viable product emerge? International Journal for Parasitology. 42(5):421-427.
Pyrosequencing-based analysis of the microbiome associated with the horn fly, Haematobia irritans ()
A Novel Carbamate Insecticide with Superior Selectivity for Cattle Tick (Boophilus microplus) and Sand Fly (Phlebotomus papatasi) Control - (Abstract Only)
Acetylcholinesterases of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Phlebotomus papatasi: Gene identification, expression and biochemical properties of recombinant proteins - (Abstract Only)
Bovine immunoprotection against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus with recombinant Bm86-Campo Grande antigen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casquero Cunha, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Pereira Leivas Leite, F., Da Silva Pinto, L., Andreotti, R. 2012. Bovine immunoprotection against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus with recombinant Bm86-Campo Grande antigen. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 21(3)254-262.
Contributions of USDA-ARS Livestock Entomology Research to Meet Food Security Challenge - (Abstract Only)
Immunoregulation of bovine macrophages by factors in the salivary glands of Rhipicephalus microplus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brake, D.K., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Immunoregulation of bovine macrophages by factors in the salivary glands of Rhipicephalus microplus. Parasites & Vectors. 14(5):Article 38.
Complexity of acetylcholinesterases in biting flies and ticks - (Abstract Only)
Effects of Pyriproxyfen and Buprofezin on Immature Development and Reproduction in the Stable Fly Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development and reproduction in the stable fly. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 26:379-385.
Innovative technologies targeting vector populations to mitigate the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis and protect deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East - (Abstract Only)
White-tailed Deer Visitation Rates at Medicated Bait Sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only)
Acaricide research and development, resistance and resistance monitoring Reprint Icon ()
Guerrero, F., Perez De Leon, A.A., Rodriguez-Vivas, R.I., Jonsson, N., Miller, R., Andreotti, R. 2014. Acaricide research and development, resistance and resistance monitoring. In: Sonenshine, D.E., Roe, M.R., editors. Biology of Ticks. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 353-381.
Innovative technologies targeting vector populations to mitigate the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis and protect deployed U.S. Military personnel in the Middle East - (Abstract Only)
Evolving translational research to keep the U.S. free of cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only)
Biological control as a tool to mitigate economic impacts of facilitative ecological interactions between the giant reed and cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only)
Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Davey, R.B., Goolsby, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Varner, K., Duhaime, R. 2012. Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(2):410-417.
Biogenic amines in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: Muscidae): tissue localization and roles in feeding and reproduction - (Abstract Only)
Challenges for the Control and Eradication of the Tropical Cattle Tick Rhipicephalus microplus and Perspectives of Anti-tick vaccines - (Abstract Only)
Integration of ecologically-based approaches to re-eradicate cattle fever ticks from the U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Immunoprotection of cattle vaccinated with rRmLTI against Rhipicephalus microplus - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of the VetCap® treatment method for horn fly control in cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, A.Y., Ross, D., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Evaluation of the VetCap® treatment method for horn fly control in cattle. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. 9(2):198-203.
Preliminary findings of a molecular survey for the presence of B. bovis and B. bigemina in cattle fever ticks and white-tailed deer from south Texas - (Abstract Only)
Assessment of bovine immunoprotecion against Rhipicephalus microplus using Bm86-CG antigen expressed in Pichia pastoris - (Proceedings)
Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development, female oviposition, and egg-hatching in the stable fly - (Abstract Only)
Research update on the potential use of anti-tick vaccines to support the USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program - (Abstract Only)
Epidemiological and biological aspects on Ornithodoros brasiliensis (mouro tick), an argasidae tick only found on the highlands region of Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil - (Abstract Only)
Proportion of White-tailed deer using medicated bait sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only)
Immunohistological localization of serotonin in the CNS and feeding system of the stable fly stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Witt, C.M., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Immunohistological localization of serotonin in the CNS and feeding system of the stable fly stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: muscidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 77(4):199-219.
Acaricide resistance of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Guerrero, F., Soares, M.A., Barros, J.C., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Acaricide resistance of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 20(2):127-133.
Invasive plant-invasive insect interactions: Giant reed invasions as suitable refuge for cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Abstract Only)
Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreotti, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dowd, S.E., Guerrero, F., Bendele, K.G., Scoles, G.A. 2011. Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing. BMC Microbiology. 11:article 6.
Efficacy of spinosad against acaricide-resistant and -susceptible Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and acaricide-susceptible Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, R., White, W.H., Davey, R.B., George, J.E., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2011. Efficacy of spinosad against acaricide-resistant and -susceptible Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and acaricide-susceptible Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(2):358–365.
Rhipicephalus microplus salivary gland molecules induce differential CD86 expression in murine macrophages Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brake, D.K., Tidwell, J.P., Wikel, S.K., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2010. Rhipicephalus microplus salivary gland molecules induce differential CD86 expression in murine macrophages. Parasites and Vectors. 3(1):Article 103.
Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing - (Proceedings)
Andreotti, R., Perez De Leon, A.A., Dowd, S.E., Guerrero, F., Bendele, K.G., Scoles, G.A. 2011. Assessment of bacterial diversity in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus through tag-encoded pyrosequencing. Acarology International Congress Proceedings. 6:11.
Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)on treated cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A., Lohmeyer, K.H., Freeman, J.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Miller, R. 2011. Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) on treated cattle. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(2):314-321.
Immunohistological localization of 5-HT in the CNS and feeding system of the Stable Fly - (Proceedings)
High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac - (Abstract Only)
High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac - (Abstract Only)
Estrada-Pena, A., Miller, R., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2010. High resolution predictive mapping of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus in south Texas after vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine Gavac [abstract]. Agricultural Research International Conference Proceedings. 1:298.
Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Chen, A.C., Davey, R.B., Guerrero, F., Freeman, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Olafson, P.U., Perez De Leon, A.A., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M., Welch, J.B. 2012. Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. J Tecnica Pecuaria En Mexico. 3(Suppl. 1):25-40.
Shift in rules of engagement for eradication of cattle fever ticks in the United States - (Proceedings)
Persistent efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting (LA) formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on treated cattle - (Proceedings)
Detection of Babesia DNA in cattle fever ticks using a Reverse Line BLot - (Proceedings)
Evaluation of the anti-tick vaccine Gavac® against Texas outbreak strains of Rhipicephalus microplus and R. annulatus - (Abstract Only)
First report of fipronil resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
One Health Approach to Identify Research Needs in Bovine and Human Babesioses: Workshop Report - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Strickman, D.A., Knowles Jr, D.P., Fish, D., Thacker, E.L., De La Fuente, J., Krause, P.J., Wikel, S.K., Miller, R., Wagner, G.G., Almazan, C., Hillman, R., Messenger, M.T., Ugstad, P.O., Duhaime, R.A., Teel, P.D., Ortega-Santos, A., Hewitt, D.G., Bowers, E.J., Bent, S.J., Cochran, M.H., Mcelwain, T.F., Scoles, G.A., Suarez, C.E., Davey, R.B., Freeman, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Li, A.Y., Guerrero, F., Kammlah, D.M., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M. 2010. One Health approach to identify research needs in bovine and human babesioses: Workshop report. Parasites & Vectors. 3:Article 36.
Current Agricultural Research Issues on One-Host ticks and Bovine Babesiosis - (Proceedings)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Knowles Jr, D.P. 2010. Current Agricultural Research Issues on One-Host ticks and Bovine Babesiosis. United States Animal Health Association Proceedings. p. 703-705.
Developing Novel Technology for the Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance - (Abstract Only)
Cattle Fever Ticks in the U.S.: Back to 1906? - (Abstract Only)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Pound, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Davey, R.B., Strickman, D.A., Messenger, M., Duhaime, R., Hillman, B., George, J. 2009. Cattle Fever Ticks in the U.S.: Back to 1906?. Livestock Insect Worker's Conference Annual Meeting. June 21-23, 2009. French Lick, IN
Papular dermatitis induced in guinea pigs by the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Toole, D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Hearne, C., Mcholland, L.E., Yun, L., Tabachnick, W.J. 2003. Papular dermatitis induced in guinea pigs by the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 15:67-71.
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