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Maureen S Wright
Commodity Utilization Research
Microbiologist

Phone: (504) 286-4294
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1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
NEW ORLEANS , LA 70124
Projects
Developing Technologies that Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426599

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Microbial stability of worm castings and sugarcane filter mud compost blended with biochar -
Lima, I.M., Wright, M.S. 2018. Microbial stability of worm castings and sugarcane filter mud compost blended with biochar. Cogent Food & Agriculture. 4(1):1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2018.1423719.
Microbiology in the sugar industries -
Wright, M. 2018. Microbiology in the sugar industries. Sugar Industry. 143(2):83-87.
Effect of compacting and ensiling on stabilization of sweet sorghum bagasse -
Wright, M.S., Lima, I.M., Powell, R., Bigner, R.L. 2018. Effect of compacting and ensiling on stabilization of sweet sorghum bagasse. Sugar Tech. 20(3): 357-363.
Preliminary study on the use of inexpensive, unsaturated vegetable oils as surface sealants in the long- and short-term storage of syrup feedstocks from sweet sorghum -
Eggleston, G., Boone, S., Triplett, A., Heckemeyer, M., Powell, R., Wright, M., 2018. Preliminary study on the use of inexpensive, unsaturated vegetable oils as surface sealants in the long- and short-term storage of syrup feedstocks from sweet sorghum. Sugar Tech. 20(3):235-251.
Use of inexpensive vegetable oils to ensure the long-term stability of sweet sorghum syrups for the manufacture of bioproducts -
Eggleston, G., Boone, S., Wartelle, L., St Cyr, E., Triplett, A., Heckemeyer, M., Powell, R., Wright, M. 2017. Use of inexpensive vegetable oils to ensure the long-term stability of sweet sorghum syrups for the manufacture of bioproducts. In: Proceedings for the Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion Conference, March 15-18, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 204-226.
New information on how to reduce sucrose loss by managing microbial contamination and in Louisiana sugar factories -
Boone, S., Eggleston, G., Montes, B., Mancias, L., Sanders, J., Ihli, S., St Cyr, E., Boihem, L., Wright, M. 2017. New information on how to reduce sucrose loss by managing microbial contamination and in Louisiana sugar factories. Sugar Journal. 80(1):31.
Effect of a biocide treatment on microbes in sweet sorghum juice -
Wright, M.S. 2017. Effect of a biocide treatment on microbes in sweet sorghum juice. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 12(13):1074-1078.
Limiting microbial degradation in Louisiana sugarcane mills: Are biocides effective? -
Boone, S., St Cyr, E., Eggleston, G., Klasson, K.T., Montes, B., Pontif, K., Wright, M. 2017. Limiting Microbial Degradation in Louisiana Sugarcane Mills: Are Biocides Effective? In: Proceedings for the Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion Conference, March 15-18, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 343-355.
Conversion of sweet sorghum bagasse into value-added biochar -
Lima, I.M., Bigner, R.L., Wright, M.S. 2017. Conversion of sweet sorghum bagasse into value-added biochar. Sugar Tech. 19(5):553-561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12355-017-0508-8.
Microbiology in the sugar industries -
Wright, M. 2017. Microbiology in the sugar industries. In: Proceedings for the Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion Conference, March 15-18, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 118-126.
Microbial and physicochemical properties of sugarcane bagasse for potential conversion to value-added products -
Wright, M., Lima, I., Bigner, R. 2017. Microbial and physicochemical properties of sugarcane bagasse for potential conversion to value-added products. In: Proceedings for the Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion Conference, March 15-18, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana. p.227-241.
Stability and use of sweet sorghum bagasse -
Wright, M., Lima, I., Bigner, R. 2017. Stability and use of sweet sorghum bagasse. Sugar Tech. 19(5):451-457.
Limiting sucrose loss in Louisiana raw sugar factories: Are biocides necessary? -
Boone, S., Klasson, K.T., St Cyr, E., Montes, B., Pontiff, K., Legendre, D., Wright, M. 2017. Limiting sucrose loss in Louisiana raw sugar factories: Are biocides necessary? International Sugar Journal. 119(1420):288-293.
Agar plate analysis of chitinase expression by pathogens of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
Wright, M.S., Lax, A.R. 2016. Agar plate analysis of chitinase expression by pathogens of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Entomological Research. 40(1):21-26.
Improved mortality of the Formosan subterranean termite by fungi, when amended with cuticle-degrading enzymes or eicosanoid biosynthesis inhibitors -
Wright, M.S., Lax, A.R. 2016. Improved mortality of the Formosan subterranean termite by fungi, when amended with cuticle-degrading enzymes or eicosanoid biosynthesis inhibitors. Folia Microbiologica. 61(1):73-83.
Preliminary observations of sugarcane trash degradation for repurposing as mulch -
Wright, M.S. 2015. Preliminary observations of sugarcane trash degradation for repurposing as mulch. International Sugar Journal, June 2015. p. 434-439.
Microbial and physicochemical properties of sugarcane bagasse for potential conversion to value-added products -
Wright, M.S., Lima, I.M., Bigner, R.L. 2016. Microbial and physicochemical properties of sugarcane bagasse for potential conversion to value-added products. International Sugar Journal. (2016):10-18.
Combined effect of microbial and chemical control agents on subterranean termites -
Wright, M.S., Lax, A.R. 2013. Combined effect of microbial and chemical control agents on subterranean termites. Journal of Microbiology. 51(5):578-583.
Mortality and repellent effects of microbial pathogens on Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae) -
Wright, M.S., Cornelius, M.L. 2012. Mortality and repellent effects of microbial pathogens on Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae). BMC Microbiology. 12:291 (7 pages).
A foam formulation for the delivery of microbial biological control agents -
Dunlap, C.A., Jackson, M.A., Wright, M.S. 2007. A foam formulation for the delivery of microbial biological control agents [abstract]. 8th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals. Paper No. 5.
A FOAM FORMULATION OF PAECILOMYCES FUMOSOROSEUS, AN ENTOMOPATHOGENIC BIOCONTROL AGENT -
Dunlap, C.A., Jackson, M.A., Wright, M.S. 2007. A foam formulation of paecilomyces fumosoroseus, an entomopathogenic biocontrol agent. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 17(7):709-719.
Biological Control Approaches and Formulations for Formosan Subterranean Termite Management -
Lyn, M.E., Wright, M.S., Cornelius, M.L., Williams, K.A., Duplantis, B.H., Duplessis, L.M. 2006. Biological Control Approaches and Formulations for Formosan Subterranean Termite Management (abstract). Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Conference.
DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOCOMPATIBLE FOAM FORMULATION FOR USE WITH BLASTOSPORES OF THE ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGUS PAECILOMYCES FUMOSOROSEUS -
A strain of the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for controlling subterranean termites -
Wright, M.S., A.K. Raina and A.R. Lax. 2005. A strain of the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for controlling subterranean termites. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(5):1451-1458.
POTENTIAL OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI AS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AGAINST THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE -
Wright, M.S., Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R. 2004. Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against the Formosan subterranean termite. In: Nelson, W.M., editor. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society Press. 173-188.
POTENTIAL USE OF PAECILOMYCES FUMOSOROSEUS FOR CONTROL OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI -
Wright, M.S., Jackson, M.A., Connick, Jr., W.J. 2003. Potential use of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus for control of the formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki [abstract]. Society for Invertebrate Pathology. p. 104.
USE OF PAECILOMYCES SPP. AS PATHOGENIC AGENTS FOR CONTROL OF TERMITES -
Wright, M.S., Jackson, M.A., Connick Jr, W.J. 2006. USE OF PAECILOMYCES SPP. AS PATHOGENIC AGENTS FOR CONTROL OF TERMITES. American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. 111-115.
MOLECULAR AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A SECOND COPY OF THE AFLATOXINREGULATORY GENE, AFLR-2, FROM ASPERGILLUS PARASITICUS -
USE OF PAECILOMYCES SPP. AS PATHOGENIC AGENTS AGAINST SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES -
Wright, M.S., Connick Jr., W.J., Jackson, M.A. 2003. Use of Paecilomyces spp. as pathogenic agents against subterranean termites. U.S. Patent 6,660,291.
INCREASED MORTALITY OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) EXPOSED TO EICOSANOID FORMATION INHIBITORS AND SERRATIA MARCESCENS (EUBACTERIALES: ENTEROBACTERIACEAE) -
VIRULENCE OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI) (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN NEW ORLEANS, LA -
THREE FUNGAI SPECIES ISOLATED FROM COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) BODY, CARTON MATERIAL, AND INFESTED WOOD -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Klich, M.A., Wright, M.S. 2001. Three fungai species isolated from coptotermes formosanus shiraki (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) body, carton material, and infested wood. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
GENERATION OF AFLR DISRUPTION MUTANTS OF ASPERGILLUS PARASITICUS -
THE EFFECTS OF SELECTED COTTON-LEAF VOLATILES ON GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND AFLATOXIN PRODUCTION OF ASPERGILLUS PARASITICUS -
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