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

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

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Projects
Using Genetics to Improve the Breeding and Health of Honey Bees
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 437823
Assessment and Improvements of Honey Bee Stocks in Urban Environments
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444408
Pangenome and Genetic Characterization of Global Honey Bee Populations
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444835
Viral Diversity in Mite Resistant Honey Bees and Its Impact on Colony Health
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 441679

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Single-cell dissection of a collective behaviour in honeybees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Traniello, I.M., Bukhari, S.A., Dibaeinia, P., Serrano, G., Avalos, A., Ahmed, A.C., Sankey, A., Hernaez, M., Sinha, S., Zhao, S.D., Catchen, J., Robinson, G.E. 2023. Single-cell dissection of a collective behaviour in honeybees. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2:1-25. https://doi.org/10.3389/finsc.2022.998310.
Hangry bees: Pollen deprivation affects temper in Pol-line honey bees (Apis mellifera) Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Walsh, E.M., Simone-Finstrom, M., Avalos, A., Ihle, K.E., Lau, P.W. 2023. Hangry bees: Pollen deprivation affects temper in Pol-line honey bees (Apis mellifera). Bee Culture. https://doi.org/10.55406/ABRC.23.
Russian honey bee genotype identification through enhanced marker panel set Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avalos, A., Bilodeau, A.L. 2022. Russian honey bee genotype identification through enhanced marker panel set. Frontiers in Insect Science. 2:998310. https://doi.org/10.3389/finsc.2022.998310.
Impact of multiple selective breeding programs on genetic diversity in soybean germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes Viana, J.P., Fang, Y., Avalos, A., Song, Q., Nelson, R., Hudson, M.E. 2022. Impact of multiple selective breeding programs on genetic diversity in soybean germplasm. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 135(5):1591–1602. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04056-5.
Parallel mechanisms of visual memory formation across distinct regions of the honey bee brain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avalos, A., Traniello, I.M., Perez Claudio, E., Giray, T. 2021. Parallel mechanisms of visual memory formation across distinct regions of the honey bee brain. Journal of Experimental Biology. 224(19):jeb242292. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.242292.
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 - (Proceedings)
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. 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.
Developmental plasticity shapes social traits and selection in a facultatively eusocial bee Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kapheim, K., Jones, B., Pan, H., Li, C., Harpur, B.A., Kent, C.F., Zayed, A., Ioannidis, P., Waterhouse, R.M., Kingwell, C., Stolle, E., Avalos, A., Zhang, G., McMillan, W.O., Wcislo, W.T. 2020. Developmental plasticity shapes social traits and selection in a facultatively eusocial bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 117(24):13615-13625. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2000344117.
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)
Identification of genomic signatures across seven US commercial honey bee lines using whole genome pooled sequencing. - (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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