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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: 425645
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

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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.