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Steven Cook
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Research Entomologist

Phone: (956) 969-5013
Fax: (956) 969-5033

2413 E HWY 83
WESLACO , TX 00000
Projects
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434540
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor (Ohio State University)
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434589
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor (University of Nebraska)
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434590
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434591
Managing Honey Bees against Disease and Colony Stress
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 435185
Integrated Control of Varroa Mites at the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 436206
Chemical Analyses of Honey Bees and Bee-Related Experimental Samples
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427104
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 434225
A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls For the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 434645

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The dynamics of deformed wing virus titer and host defensive gene expression after varroa mite parasitism in honey bees, Apis mellifera -
Zhao, Y., Heerman, M.C., Peng, W., Evans, J.D., Rose, R., Hoffman, G.D., Simone-Finstrom, M., Li, J., Li, Z., Cook, S.C., Su, S., Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Banmeke, O.A., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2019. The dynamics of deformed wing virus titer and host defensive gene expression after varroa mite parasitism in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insects. 10(1):16. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10010016.
Genome of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a worldwide parasite of social bee colonies, provides insights into detoxification and herbivory -
Rinkevich Jr, F.D., Evans, J.D., McKenna, D., Scully, E.D., Cook, S.C., Dainat, B., Egekwu, N.I., Grubbs, N., Lopez, D.L., Lorenzen, M. 2018. Genome of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a worldwide parasite of social bee colonies, provides insights into detoxification and herbivory. Gigascience. 7(12):1-16. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giy138.
Insights into the metabolism and behavior of the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, varroa destructor, from quantitation and chemical analysis of their waste excretions -
Posada-Florez, F., Sonenshine, D.E., Egekwu, N.I., Rice, C., Lupitskyy, R., Cook, S.C. 2018. Insights into the metabolism and behavior of the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, varroa destructor, from quantitation and chemical analysis of their waste excretions. International Journal for Parasitology. 146(4):527-532. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018001762.
Using an in vitro system for maintaining Varroa destructor mites on Apis mellifera hosts: Studies of mite longevity and feeding behavior -
Egekwu, N.I., Sonenshine, D.E., Posada, F., Cook, S.C. 2018. Using an in vitro system for maintaining Varroa destructor mites on Apis mellifera hosts: Studies of mite longevity and feeding behavior. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 74:301-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-018-0236-0.
Chronic Nosema ceranae infection inflicts comprehensive and persistent immunosuppression and accelerated lipid loss in host Apis mellifera honey bees -
Li, W., Chen, Y., Cook, S.C. 2018. Chronic Nosema ceranae infection inflicts comprehensive and persistent immunosuppression and accelerated lipid loss in host Apis mellifera honey bees. International Journal for Parasitology. 48:433-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.11.004.
The effects of Imidacloprid and Varroa destructor on the survival and health of European honey bees, Apis mellifera -
Abbo, P.M., Kawasaki, J.K., Hamilton, M.C., Cook, S.C., Hoffman, G.D., Li, W., Lie, J., Chen, Y. 2016. The effects of Imidacloprid and Varroa destructor on the survival and health of European honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insect Science. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12335.
Seasonal effects of food macronutrient content on ants: Colony and individual responses -
Cook, S.C., Eubanks, M.D., Gold, R.E., Behmer, S.T. 2016. Seasonal effects of food macronutrient content on ants: Colony and individual responses. Journal of Insect Physiology. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.02.001.
Variability in small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, reproduction in laboratory and field trials -
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N., Cook, S.C., Patt, J.M. 2015. Variability in small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, reproduction in laboratory and field trials. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/tov101.
Transgenic Bt corn varietal resistance against the Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Cramibidae) and implications to sugarcane Reprint Icon -
Showler, A., Abrigo, V., Cook, S.C. 2013. Transgenic Bt corn varietal resistance against the Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Cramibidae) and implications to sugarcane. Crop Protection. 48:57-62.
Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorscens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana -
Meikle, W.G., Bon, M., Cook, S.C., Gracia, C.G., Jaronski, S. 2013. Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorscens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(2): 220-233.
Seasonality directs contrasting food collection behavior and nutrient regulation strategies of ants -
Cook, S.C., Eubanks, M.D., Gold, R.E., Behmer, S.T. 2011. Seasonality directs contrasting food collection behavior and nutrient regulation strategies of ants. PLoS One. 6(9):Article e25407.
Macronutrient regulation in the Rasberry crazy ant (Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens) -
Cook, S.C., Wynalda, R., Gold, R.E., Behmer, S.T. 2012. Macronutrient regulation in the Rasberry crazy ant (Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens). Insectes Sociaux. 59(1):93-100.