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Christopher Childers (PhD)
Knowledge Services Division
Technical Information Specialist

Phone: (301) 504-9092
Fax: (301) 504-7042
Room 207

NAL BLDG
10301 BALTIMORE AVE
NAL
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052351

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Draft genomes of two sawflies reveal evolutionary acquisitions that fostered the megaradiation of parasitoid and eusocial Hymenoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), genome: underpinnings of polyphagy, insecticide resistance potential and biology of a top worldwide pest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Gundersen, D.E., Bansal, R., Oppert, B.S., Poelchau, M.F., Childers, C., Rhoades, J.H., Velamuri, A.S., Benoit, J.B., Chao, H., Blackburn, M.B., Johnston, J. 2020. Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), genome: underpinnings of polyphagy, insecticide resistance potential and biology of a top worldwide pest. BMC Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-6510-7.
Gene content evolution in the arthropods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, G.C., Dohmen, E., Hughes, D.T., Murali, S.C., Poelchau, M.F., Glastad, K., Anstead, C.A., Ayoub, N.A., Batterham, P., Bellair, M., Childers, C., Duan, J.J., Gundersen, D.E., Handler, A.M., Hunter, W.B., Scully, E.D., Hackett, K.J., et all. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology. 21:15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-019-1925-7.
The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armisen, D., Rajakumar, R., Friedrich, M., Benoit, J.B., Robertson, H.M., Panfilio, K.A., Ahn, S., Poelchau, M.F., Chao, H., Dinh, H., Doddapaneni, H., Dugan, S., Gibbs, R.A., Hughes, D.T., Han, Y., Lee, S.L., Murali, S.C., Muzny, D.M., Qu, J., Worley, K.C., Munoz-Torres, M., Abouheif, E., Bonneton, F., Chen, T., Chiang, L.-M., Childers, C., Cridge, A., Crumiere, A.J., Decaras, A., Didion, E.M., Duncan, E.J., Elpidina, E.N., Fave, M., Finet, C., Jacobs, C.C., Jarvela, A., Jennings, E.C., Jones, J.W., Lesoway, M.P., Lovegrove, M.R., Martynov, A., Oppert, B.S., Lillico-Ouachour, A., Rajakumar, A., Refki, P., Rosendale, A.J., Santos, M., Toubiana, W., van der Zee, M., Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., Lowman, A.V., Viala, S., Richards, S., Khila, A. 2018. The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water. BMC Genomics. 19:832. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-5163-2.
Arthropod genomic resources for the 21st century ()
Richards, S., Childers, A.K., Childers, C. 2018. Arthropod genomic resources for the 21st century. Current Opinion in Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2018.02.015.
A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schoville, S.D., Chen, Y.H., Childers, A.K., Childers, C., Oppert, B.S., Perkin, L.C., Poelchau, M.F., Rinehart, J.P., Yocum, G.D., Richards, S. 2018. A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Scientific Reports. 8(1):1931. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20154-1.
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.
Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, S., Hosmani, P.S., Billalobos-Ayala, K., Miller, S., Shippy, T., Flores, M., Rosendale, A., Cordola, C., Bell, T., Mann, H., DeAvila, G., DeAvila, D., Moore, Z., Buller, K., Ciolkevich, K., Nandyal, S., Mahoney, R., Van Voorhis, J., Dunlevy, M., Farrow, D., Hunter, D., Morgan, T., Shore, K., Guzman, V., Izsak, A., Dixon, D.E., Cridge, A., Cano, L., Cao, X., Jiang, H., Leng, N., Johnson, S., Cantarel, B.L., Richards, S., English, A., Shatters, R.G., Childers, C., Chen, M., Cilia, M., Mueller, L., Munoz-Torres, M., Nelson, D., Poelchau, M.F., Benoit, J., Wiersma-Koch, Brown, S.J. 2017. Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community. bioRxiv. https://doi:10.1101/bioRxiv.099168.
Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McKenna, D.D., Scully, E.D., Pauchet, Y., Hoover, K., Kirsch, R., Geib, S.M., Mitchell, R.F., Waterhouse, R.M., Ahn, S., Arsala, D., Childers, A.K., Benoit, J.B., Blackmon, H., Bledsoe, T., Bowsher, J., Busch, A., Calla Zalles, B., Chao, H., Childers, C., Clark, D.J., Cohen, L., Demuth, J.P., Dinh, H., Doddapaneni, H., Dolan, A., Duan, J.J., Dugan, S., Friedrich, M., Glastad, K.M., Goodisman, M.D., Haddad, S., Han, Y., Hughes, D.T., Ioannidis, P., Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., Johnston, J., Jones, J.W., Kuhn, L.A., Lance, D.R., Lee, C., Lee, S.L., Lin, H., Lynch, J.A., Moczek, A.P., Murali, S.C., Muzny, D.M., Nelson, D.R., Palli, S.R., Panfilio, K.A., Pers, D., Poelchau, M.F., Quan, H., Qu, J., Ray, A.M., Rinehart, J.P., Robertson, H.M., Roehrdanz, R.L., Rosendale, A.J., Shin, S., Silva, C., Torson, A., Werren, J.H., Worley, K.C., Yocum, G.D., Zdobnov, E.M., Gibbs, R.A., Richards, S. 2016. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome Biology. 17:227. doi:10.1186/s13059-016-1088-8.
The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedmann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Papanicolaou, A., Schetelig, M.F., Arensburger, P., Atkinson, P.W., Benoit, J.B., Bourtzis, K., Castanera, P., Cavanaugh, J.P., Chao, H., Childers, C., Curril, I., Dinh, H., Doddaapaneli, H.V., Dolan, A., Dugan, S., Friedrich, M., Gasperi, G., Geib, S.M., Georgakilas, G., Gibbs, R.A., Giers, S.D., Gomulski, L.M., Gonzalez-Guzman, M., Guillem-Amat, A., Han, Y., Hatzigeorgiou, A.G., Hernandez-Crespo, P., Hughes, D.S., Jones, J.W., Karagkouni, D., Koskinioti, P., Lee, S.L., Malacrida, A.R., Manni, M., Mathiopoulos, K., Murali, S.C., Murphy, T.D., Muzny, D.M., Oberhofer, G., Ortego, F., Paraskevopoulou, M.D., Poelchau, M.F., Qu, J., Reczko, M., Robertson, H.M., Rosendale, A.J., Rosselot, A.E., Saccone, G., Salvemini, M., Savini, G., Schreiner, P., Scolari, F., Siciliano, P., Sim, S.B., Tsiamis, G., Urena, E., Vlachos, I.S., Werren, J.H., Wimmer, E.A., Worley, K.C., Zacharopoulou, A., Richards, S., Handler, A.M. 2016. The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedmann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome Biology. 17:192. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-016-1049-2.
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.
Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poelchau, M.F., Childers, C., Lee, C., Lin, H., Evans, J.D., Benoit, J., Richards, S. 2015. Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms10165.
The i5k Workspace@NAL – enabling genomic data access, visualization, and curation for the i5k community - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poelchau, M.F., Childers, C., Moore, G.G., Tsavvatapalli, V., Evans, J.D., Lee, C., Lin, H., Lin, J., Hackett, K.J. 2015. The i5k Workspace@NAL – enabling genomic data access, visualization, and curation for the i5k community . Nucleic Acids Research. 43:D714-719.
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