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Michael Jay Grodowitz (PhD)
Biological Control of Pests Research
Research Leader

Phone: (662) 686-5229
Fax: (662) 686-5281
Room 105

59 LEE ROAD
NBCL
STONEVILLE, MS 387760067
Projects
Biology and Control of Invasive Ants
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436338
Development of Biopesticides for Insect Control in High Tunnel Vegetable Production
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430731

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development of a physiological age-grading system for Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grodowitz, M.J., Elliott, R.B., Evans, R.M., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2020. Development of a physiological age-grading system for Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Insect Science. 20(5):1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa092.
Insecticidal and enzyme inhibitory activities of Isothiocyanates against Red Imported Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, Y., Grodowitz, M.J., Chen, J. 2020. Insecticidal and enzyme inhibitory activities of Isothiocyanates against Red Imported Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta. Biomolecules 10(5):716.
Electrophysiological responses of eighteen species of insects to fire ant alarm pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, Y., Grodowitz, M.J., Chen, J. 2019. Electrophysiological responses of eighteen species of insects to fire ant alarm pheromone. Insects. 10:1-15.
Molecular screening of herbivorous flies collected from Hydrilla verticillata across China and Korea - setting up hypotheses for further exploratory surveys and tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Discovery of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphelinus varipes (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on cultivated strawberry in Mississippi, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Miller, G.L., Owen, C.L., Bauchan, G.R., Schmidt, J.M., Gariepy, T., Brown, R.L., Grodowitz, M.J. 2019. Discovery of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphelinus varipes (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on cultivated strawberry in Mississippi, USA. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3):1-6. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iez045.
Differential gene expression in Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) larval and pupal stages Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Rhoades, J.H., Sparks, M., Grodowitz, M.J. 2018. Differential gene expression in Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) larval and pupal stages. Insects. 9(4):185.
A novel method to evaluate the reproductive potential of Phymastichus Coffea (Hymenoptera: Eulophydae) in Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) under laboratory conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Portilla, M., Streett, D.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2018. A novel method to evaluate the reproductive potential of Phymastichus Coffea (Hymenoptera: Eulophydae) in Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) under laboratory conditions. Journal of Insect Science. 18(6):1-7.
The reproductive biology of Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe, 1870 (Colepotera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Grodowitz, M.J., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. 2018. The reproductive biology of Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe, 1870 (Colepotera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae). Pan Pacific Entomology. 94(3):117-129. https://doi.org/10.3956/2018-94.3.117.
Oviposition strategies in beneficial insects ()
Riddick, E.W., Dindo, M.L., Grodowitz, M.J., Cottrell, T.E. 2018. Oviposition strategies in beneficial insects. International Journal of Insect Science. 10:1-3.
Potential of Myrothecium species as bioherbicides for giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Shearer, J.F., Grodowitz, M.J., Boyette, C.D. 2018. Potential of Myrothecium species as bioherbicides for giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta). Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 56:120-122.
Abridged life tables for Cephalonomia stephanoderis and Prorops nasuta (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) Parasitoids of Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) reared on artificial diet - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Portilla, M., Grodowitz, M.J. 2018. Abridged life tables for Cephalonomia stephanoderis and Prorops nasuta (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) Parasitoids of Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) reared on artificial diet. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):1-7. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iey013.
The reproductive morphology and physiological age grading of the female Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eisenberg, L., Johnson, S., Grodowitz, M.J. 2018. The reproductive morphology and physiological age grading of the female Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands. Journal of Insect Science. 10:1-8. https://doi:10.1177/1179543317751909.
Genome sequences of three strains of Aspergillus flavus for the biological control of Aflatoxin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Scheffler, B.E., Duke, M.V., Ballard, L.L., Abbas, H.K., Grodowitz, M.J. 2017. Genome sequences of three strains of Aspergillus flavus for the biological control of Aflatoxin. American Society for Microbiology, Genome Announcements. 5(44):e01204-e01217x. https://doi:10.1128/genomeA.01204-17.
Allantoin crystal formation in Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister)(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) females Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allantoin crystal formation in Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) females - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Grodowitz, M.J., Reibenspies, J., Reed, D.A., Perring, T.M., Allen, M.L. 2017. Allantoin crystal formation in Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) females. Journal of Insect Science. 17(3):75:1-6.
First report of soybean pest, Euschistus quadrator (Hempitera: pentatomidae) in Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackman, B.D., Allen, K.C., Jones, W.A., Little, N., Grodowitz, M.J., Luttrell, R.G. 2017. First report of soybean pest, Euschistus quadrator (Hempitera: pentatomidae) in Mississippi. Florida Entomologist. 100(1):192-194. doi:10.1653/024.100.0132.
Update on the defensive chemicals of the Little Black Ant, Monomorium minimum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Cantrell, C.L., Oi, D.H., Grodowitz, M.J. 2016. Update on the defensive chemicals of the Little Black Ant, Monomorium minimum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Toxicon. 122:127-132.
Do the U.S. Dioecious and Monoecious biotypes of Hydrilla verticillata L.F. Royle hybridize? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, D., Harms, N., Dodd, L., Grodowitz, M.J., Dick, G. 2017. Do the U.S. Dioecious and Monoecious biotypes of Hydrilla verticillata L.F. Royle hybridize?. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 55:35-39.
Morphology of the female reproductive system and physiological age-grading of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent of water hyacinth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattison, E.D., Center, T.D., Grodowitz, M.J., Tipping, P.W. 2017. Morphology of the female reproductive system and physiological age-grading of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent of water hyacinth. Florida Entomologist. 100(2):303-309.
Folivory and disease occurrence on Ludwigia hexapetala in Guntersville Reservoir - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Use of an inexpensive chlorophyll meter to predict Nitrogen levels in leaf tissues of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2. ()
Rojas, M.G., Elliott, R.B., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2016. The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2.. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 10:246-247.
The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1 ()
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L. 2016. The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 9:184-185.
Tyramides in male alates of black imported fire ants, Solenopsis richetri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J. 2017. Tyramides in male alates of black imported fire ants, Solenopsis richetri. Insect Science. 24(1):169-172. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12304.
Insect biomass to enhance food production - (Abstract Only)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Insect biomass to enhance food production. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1 page.
The importance of biological control in agriculture ()
Grodowitz, M.J., Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Riddick, E.W., Chen, J., Elliott, R.B., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2015. The importance of biological control in agriculture. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1-12.
Arthropods in Biological Control ()
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Arthropods in Biological Control. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 7: 253-254.