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Anna Childers (PhD)
Bee Research Laboratory
Computational Biologist

Phone: (301) 504-8668
Fax:

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 306 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
Projects
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438129

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Dynamic evolution in the key honey bee pathogen Deformed Wing Virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ryabov, E., Childers, A.K., Lopez, D.L., Grubbs, K.F., Posada, F., Weaver, D., Vanengelsdorp, D., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D. 2019. Dynamic evolution in the key honey bee pathogen Deformed Wing Virus. PLoS Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000502.
A high-quality Genome assembly from a single, field-collected Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) using the PacBio Sequel II System Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kingan, S.B., Urban, J., Lambert, C.C., Baybayan, P., Childers, A.K., Coates, B.S., Scheffler, B.E., Hackett, K.J., Korlack, J., Geib, S.M. 2019. A high-quality Genome assembly from a single, field-collected Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) using the PacBio Sequel II System. Gigascience. 8(10):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz122.
Divergent evolutionary trajectories following speciation in two ectoparasitic honey bee mites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maeva, T., Rahul, R.V., Graul, M.L., Roberts, J.M., Sullivan, S.T., Liachko, I., Childers, A.K., Evans, J.D., Mikheyev, A.S. 2019. Divergent evolutionary trajectories following speciation in two ectoparasitic honey bee mites. Communications Biology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0606-0.
Deformed wing virus type A, a major honey bee pathogen, is vectored by the mite Varroa destructor in a non-propagative manner Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Posada, F., Childers, A.K., Heerman, M.C., Egekwu, N., Cook, S.C., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Ryabov, E.V. 2019. Deformed wing virus type A, a major honey bee pathogen, is vectored by the mite Varroa destructor in a non-propagative manner . Scientific Reports. 9(1):1244. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47447-3.
Draft genome of the yeast Kodamaea ohmeri, a symbiont of the small hive beetle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tauber, J.P., Childers, A.K., Evans, J.D. 2019. Draft genome of the yeast Kodamaea ohmeri, a symbiont of the small hive beetle. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00450-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00450-19.
A hybrid de novo genome assembly of the honeybee, Apis mellifera, with chromosome-length scaffolds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallberg, A., Bunikis, I., Petterson, O.V., Mosbech, M., Childers, A.K., Evans, J.D., Mikheyev, A.S., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G., Webster, M. 2019. A hybrid de novo genome assembly of the honeybee, Apis mellifera, with chromosome-length scaffolds. BMC Genomics. 20:275. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5642-0.
Environmental history impacts gene expression during diapause development in the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yocum, G.D., Childers, A.K., Rinehart, J.P., Rajamohan, A., Pitts Singer, T., Greenlee, K.J., Bowsher, J.H. 2018. Environmental history impacts gene expression during diapause development in the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221:jeb173443. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.173443.
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.
Gene space and transcriptome assemblies of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) identify promoter sequences, repetitive elements, high-quality markers, and a full-length chloroplast genome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horvath, D.P., Patel, S., Dogramaci, M., Chao, W.S., Anderson, J.V., Foley, M.E., Scheffler, B., Lazo, G., Dorn, K., Yan, C., Childers, A., Schatz, M., Marcus, S. 2018. Gene space and transcriptome assemblies of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) identify promoter sequences, repetitive elements, high-quality markers, and a full-length chloroplast genome. Weed Science. 66(3):355-367. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2018.2.
Recent spread of Varroa destructor virus-1, a honey bee pathogen, in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ryabov, E., Childers, A.K., Chen, Y., Madella, S., Nessa, A., Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D. 2017. Recent spread of Varroa destructor virus-1, a honey bee pathogen, in the United States. Scientific Reports. 7:17447. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17802-3.
Genomes of the Hymenoptera Reprint Icon ()
Branstetter, M.G., Childers, A.K., Cox-Foster, D.L., Hopper, K.R., Kapheim, K.M., Toth, A.L., Worley, K.C. 2018. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 25:65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.
Environmental history impacts on gene expression during diapause development in Megachile rotundata ()
Diapause in the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata: Environmental history impact on gene expression - (Abstract Only)
Yocum, G.D., Childers, A.K., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P., Pitts Singer, T., Greenlee, K.J., Bowsher, J.H. 2017. Diapause in the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata: Environmental history impact on gene expression [abstract]. Proceedings of the XXV International Plant and Animal Genome, January 14-18, 2017, San Diego, CA. Poster # P0196.
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.
Variations in thermal history lead to dyssynchronous diapause development - (Abstract Only)
Yocum, G.D., Childers, A.K., Rinehart, J.P., Kemp, W.P., Pitts Singer, T., Bowsher, J.H. 2015. Variations in thermal history lead to dyssynchronous diapause development [abstract]. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN. p. 176.
Variations in thermal history lead to dissynchronous diapause development - (Abstract Only)
Bennett, A.K., Yocum, G.D., Rinehart, J.P. 2015. Variations in thermal history lead to dissynchronous diapause development [abstract]. Arthropod Genomics Symposium, Kansas State University, June 17-19, 2015Paper. No. 3, page 17.
Acute and chronic effects of transportation stress in the honey bee, Apis mellifera - (Abstract Only)
Bennett, A.K., Yocum, G.D., Rinehart, J.P., Kemp, W.P., Peterson, S. 2014. Acute and chronic effects of transportation stress in the honey bee, Apis mellifera [abstract]. 8th Annual Arthropod Genomics Sympsium. 06/12-14/2014. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Paper No. 21.
Implications of season and management protocol on the landscape of gene regulation during diapause development in the Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee - (Abstract Only)
Yocum, G.D., Bennett, A.K., Rinehart, J.P., Kemp, W.P., Pitts Singer, T., Bowsher, J.H. 2014. Implications of season and management protocol on the landscape of gene regulation during diapause development in the Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee [abstract]. 8th Annual Arthropod Genomics Sympsium. 06/12-14/2014. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Paper No. 43.
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