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Arian Avalos (PhD)
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (225) 276-3686
Fax: (225) 766-9212

1157 BEN HUR RD
BATON ROUGE, LA 70820
Projects
Using Genetics to Improve the Breeding and Health of Honey Bees
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 437823
Breeding for Improved Varroa-resistant Bee Stock to Support Honey Bee Health, Crop Pollination, and Honey Production
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 438911
Breeding for Improved Varroa-resistant Bee Stock to Support Honey Bee Health, Crop Pollination, and Honey Production
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431412

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of Aversive Conditioning on Expression of Physiological Stress in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Black, T.E., Fofah, O., Dinges, C., Ortiz-Alvarado, C.A., Avalos, A., Ortiz-Alvarado, Y., Abramson, C.I. 2021. Effects of Aversive Conditioning on Expression of Physiological Stress in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 178:107363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2020.107363.
Genome-wide patterns of differentiation within and across U.S. commercial honey bee stocks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saelao, P., Simone-Finstrom, M., Avalos, A., Bilodeau, A.L., Danka, R.G., De Guzman, L.I., Rinkevich Jr, F.D., Tokarz, P.G. 2020. Genome-wide patterns of differentiation within and across U.S. commercial honey bee stocks. BMC Genomics. 21:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-07111-x.
Genetic diversity of the complementary sex-determiner (csd) gene in two closed breeding stocks of Varroa-resistant honey bees. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilodeau, A.L., Avalos, A., Danka, R.G. 2020. Genetic diversity of the complementary sex-determiner (csd) gene in two closed breeding stocks of Varroa-resistant honey bees.. Apidologie. 51(6):1125-1132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-020-00790-1.
Genome-wide patterns of genetic differentiation within and across U.S. commercial honey bee stocks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saelao, P., Simone-Finstrom, M., Avalos, A., Bilodeau, A.L., Danka, R.G., De Guzman, L.I., Rinkevich Jr, F.D. 2020. Genome-wide patterns of genetic differentiation within and across U.S. commercial honey bee stocks. Insects [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2020 American Bee Research Conference. 11(6):362. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11060362.
Genomic regions influencing aggressive behavior in honey bees are defined by colony allele frequencies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avalos, A., Fang, M., Pan, H., Ramirez Lluch, A., Lipka, A., Zhao, S., Giray, T., Robinson, G., Zhang, G., Hudson, M. 2020. Genomic regions influencing aggressive behavior in honey bees are defined by colony allele frequencies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1-7.
Soybean aphid biotype 1 genome: Insights into the invasive biology and adaptive evolution of a major agricultural pest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giordano, R., Donthu, R.K., Zimin, A.V., Julca Chavez, I.C., Gabalon, T., van Munster, M., Hon, L., Hall, R., Badger, J.H., Nguyen, M., Flores, A., Potter, B., Giray, T., Sato-Adames, F.N., Weber, E., Marcelino, J. A.P., Fields, C.J., Voegtlin, D.J., Hill, C.B., Hartman, G.L., Akraiko, Ta., Aschwanden, A., Avalos, A., Band, M., Bonning, B., Bretaudeau, A., Chiesa, O., Chirumamilla, A., Coates, B.S., Cocuzza, G., Cullen, E., Desborough, P., Diers, B., DiFonzo, C., Heimpel, G.E., Herman, T., Huanga, Y., Knodel, J., Ko, C., Labrie, G., Lagos-Kutz, D., Lee, J., Lee, S., Legeai, F., Mandriolo, M.,, Manicadi, G.C., Mazzoni, E., Melchiori, G., Micijevic, A., Miller, N., Nasuddin, A., Nault, B.A., O’Neal, M.E, Panini, M., Pessino, M., Prischmann-Voldseth, D., Robertson, H.M., Liu, S., Song, H., Tilmon, K., Tooker, J., Wu, K., Zhan, S. 2020. Soybean aphid biotype 1 genome: Insights into the invasive biology and adaptive evolution of a major agricultural pest. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 120:103334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103334.
Utilizing whole genome sequencing to identify genomic signatures across US commercial honey bee lines. - (Abstract Only)
Colonization history and population differentiation of the Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) in Puerto Rico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acevedo-Gonzalez, J., Galindo-Cardona, A., Avalos, A., Whitfield, C., Rodriguez, D., Uribe-Rubio, J., Giray, T. 2019. Colonization history and population differentiation of the Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) in Puerto Rico. Ecology and Evolution. 9:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5330.
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