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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Colin S Brent
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Induction of a reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profile by a juvenile hormone analog in the termite zootermopsis nevadensis -
Brent, C.S., Penick, C.A., Trobaugh, B., Liebig, J. 2016. Induction of a reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profile by a juvenile hormone analog in the termite zootermopsis nevadensis. Chemoecology. 26(5): 195-203.
Development, survival and hatching periodicity of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) eggs under constant and variable temperatures -
Endocrine control of exaggerated traits in rhinoceros beetles -
Zinna, R., Gotoh, H., Brent, C.S., Dolezal, A., Kraus, A., Niimi, T., Emlen, D., Lavine, L. 2016. Endocrine control of exaggerated traits in rhinoceros beetles. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 56(2):247-259.
RNAi-mediated knockdown of the Halloween gene spookiest (CYP307B1) impedes adult eclosion in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus -
Van Ekert, E., Wang, M., Miao, Y., Brent, C.S., Hull, J.J. 2016. RNAi-mediated knockdown of the Halloween gene spookiest (CYP307B1) impedes adult eclosion in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Insect Molecular Biology. 25(5):550-565.
Ecdysteroid and chitinase fluctuations in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) prior to molt indicate roles in development -
Brent, C.S., Wang, M., Miao, Y., Hull, J.J. 2016. Ecdysteroid and chitinase fluctuations in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) prior to molt indicate roles in development. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 91(5):108-126.
De novo construction of an expanded transcriptome assembly for the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Reprint Icon -
Tassone, E.E., Geib, S.M., Hall, B., Fabrick, J.A., Brent, C.S., Hull, J.J. 2016. De novo construction of an expanded transcriptome assembly for the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Gigascience. 5:6.
Western tarnished plant bug egg development and hatch under constant and variable temperatures -
Spurgeon, D.W., Brent, C.S. Western tarnished plant bug egg development and hatch under constant and variable temperatures. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p.p. 180-185. 2016.
Starvation stress during larval development reveals predictive adaptive response in adult worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) -
Wang, Y., Kaftanoglu, O., Brent, C.S., Page Jr., R.E., Amdam, G.V. 2016. Starvation stress during larval development reveals predictive adaptive response in adult worker honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:949-959.
Regulatory roles of biogenic amines and juvenile hormone in the reproductive behavior of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) -
Brent, C.S., Katelyn, M., Connor, V., Brittany, M., Bronwen, S., Brent, K.G., Rachna, N. 2016. Regulatory roles of biogenic amines and juvenile hormone in the reproductive behavior of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus). Journal of Comparative Physiology. 186(2):169-179.
Diapause response to photoperiod in an Arizona population of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) Reprint Icon -
Spurgeon, D.W., Brent, C.S. 2015. Diapause response to photoperiod in an Arizona population of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Entomological Science. 50:238-247.
Transcriptome-based identification of ABC transporters in the western tarnished plant bug lygus hesperus Reprint Icon -
Hull, J.J., Chaney, K., Geib, S.M., Fabrick, J.A., Brent, C.S., Walsh, D., Lavine, L.C. 2014. Transcriptome-based identification of ABC transporters in the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus. PLoS ONE. 9(11):e113046.
Exaggerated trait growth in insects -
Lavine, L.C., Gotoh, H., Brent, C.S., Dworkin, I., Emlen, D. 2015. Exaggerated trait growth in insects. Annual Review of Entomology. 60:453-472.
The draft genome of a termite illuminates alternative social organization -
Terrapon, N., Li, C., Robertson, H.M., Ji, L., Meng, X., Booth, W., Chen, Z., Childers, C.P., Glastad, K.M., Gokhale, K., Gowin, J., Gronenberg, W., Hermansen, R.A., Hu, H., Hunt, B.G., Huylmans, I., Khalil, S.M., Mitchell, R., Munoz-Torres, M.C., Mustard, J., Pan, H., Reese, J.T., Scharf, M.E., Sun, F., Vogel, H., Xiao, J., Yang, W., Yang, Z., Yang, Z., Zhou, J., Zhu, J., Brent, C.S., Elsik, C.G., Goodisman, M.A., Liberles, D.A., Roe, R.M., Vargo, E.L., Vilcinskas, A., Wang, J., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Korb, J., Zhang, G., Liebig, J. 2014. The draft genome of a termite illuminates alternative social organization. Nature Communications. 5:3636.
Neurohormonal changes associated with ritualized combat and the formation of a reproductive hierarchy in the ant Harpegnathos saltator -
Penick, C.A., Brent, C.S., Dolezal, K., Liebig, J. 2014. Neurohormonal changes associated with ritualized combat and the formation of a reproductive hierarchy in the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Experimental and Environmental Biology. 217:1496-1503.
Identification and characterization of a sex peptide receptor-like transcript from the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Reprint Icon -
Hull, J.J., Brent, C.S. 2014. Identification and characterization of a sex peptide receptor-like transcript from the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Insect Molecular Biology. 23:301-319.
Characterization of male-derived factors inhibiting female sexual receptivity in Lygus hesperus -
Brent, C.S., Hull, J.J. 2014. Characterization of male-derived factors inhibiting female sexual receptivity in Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Physiology. 60:104-110.
The role of reduced oxygen in the developmental physiology of growth and metamorphosis initiation in Drosophila -
Callier, V., Shingleton, A.W., Brent, C.S., Ghosh, S.M., Kim, J., Harrison, J. 2013. The role of reduced oxygen in the developmental physiology of growth and metamorphosis initiation in Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology Online. 216:4334-4340.
Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection -
Carreck, N., Andree, M., Brent, C.S., Cox-Foster, D., Dade, H.A., Ellis, J.D., Hatjina, F., Vanenglesdorp, D. 2013. Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52:4.03.
Effect of diapause status and gender on activity, metabolism and starvation resistance in the plant bug Lygus hesperus Knight -
Brent, C.S., Klok, C.J., Naranjo, S.E. 2013. Effect of diapause status and gender on activity, metabolism and starvation resistance in the plant bug Lygus hesperus Knight. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148(2):152-160.
Sequencing and de novo assembly of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) transcriptome -
Hull, J.J., Geib, S.M., Fabrick, J.A., Brent, C.S. 2013. Sequencing and de novo assembly of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) transcriptome. PLoS One. 8:1.
Physiology and biochemistry of honey bees -
Hartfelder, K., Bitondi, M., Brent, C.S., Guidugli-Lazzarini, K.R., Simoes, Z.L., Stabentheiner, A. 2013. Physiology and biochemistry of honey bees. In:Dietermann, V., Ellis, J.D., Neumann, P.,editors. The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: Standard methods for Apis mellifera research. South Glamorgan, United Kingdom: Ibra Publications.
Juvenile hormone titres reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera:Halictidae) -
Smith, A.R., Kapheim, K.M., Perez-Ortega, B., Brent, C.S., Wcislo, W.T. 2012. Juvenile hormone titres reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera:Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior. 63:1-4.
Gustatory perception and fat body energy metabolism are jointly affected by vitellogenin and juvenile hormone in honey bees -
Wang, Y., Brent, C.S., Fennern, E., Amdam, G.V. 2012. Gustatory perception and fat body energy metabolism are jointly affected by vitellogenin and juvenile hormone in honey bees. PLoS Genetics. 8(6):e1002779.
Head butting as an early indicator of reproductive disinhibition in the termite zootermopsis nevadensis -
Penick, C.A., Trobaugh, B., Brent, C.S., Liebig, J. 2013. Head butting as an early indicator of reproductive disinhibition in the termite zootermopsis nevadensis. Journal of Insect Behavior. 26:23-24.
Classification of Diapause Status by Color Phenotype in Lygus hesperus -
Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus -
Dolezal, A.G., Brent, C.S., Holldobler, B., Amdam, G. 2012. Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. Journal of Experimental Biology Online. 215:454-460.
Mate preference and disease risk in Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera:Termopsidae -
Rosengaus, R.B., James, L., Hartke, T.R., Brent, C.S. 2011. Mate preference and disease risk in Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera:Termopsidae. Environmental Entomology. 40(6):1554-1565.
Population genetic structure and colony breeding system in dampwood termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis and Z. nevadensis nuttingi) -
Booth, W., Brent, C.S., Calleri, D.V., Rosengaus, R.B., Traniello, J.F., Vargo, E.L. 2011. Population genetic structure and colony breeding system in dampwood termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis and Z. nevadensis nuttingi). Insectes Sociaux. 59:127-137.
Female attractiveness modulated by a male-derived antiaphrodisiac pheromone in a plant bug Reprint Icon -
Brent, C.S., Byers, J.A. (2011). Female attractiveness modulated by a male-derived antiaphrodisiac pheromone in a plant bug. Animal Behaviour, 82:937-943.
Reproduction, dominance, and caste: endocrine profiles of queens and workers of the ant Harpegnathos saltator Reprint Icon -
Penick, C.A., Liebig, J., Brent, C.S. 2011. Reproduction, dominance, and caste: endocrine profiles of queens and workers of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Comparative Physiology. 197(11):1063-1071.
Intergenerational effect of juvenile hormone on offspring in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants -
Helms Cahan, S., Graves, C.J., Brent, C.S. 2011. Intergenerational effect of juvenile hormone on offspring in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Journal of Comparative Physiology. 181(8):991.
Adventures among ants: a global safari with a cast of trillions Reprint Icon -
Brent, C.S. 2011. Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions. American Entomologist. Vol. 57, No.2.
Diapause response of laboratory reared and native lygus hesperus knight (Memiptera:Miridae) -
Brent,C.S., Spurgeon,D.W. 2011. Diapause response of laboratory reared and native lygus hesperus knight (Memiptera:Miridae). Environmental Entomology. 40(2):455-461.
Post-mating Enhancement of Fecundity in Females Lygus hesperus -
Brent,C.S., Fasnacht,M.P., Judd,T.M. 2011. Post-mating enhancement of fecundity in females lygus hesperus. Physiological Entomology. 36:141-148.
Hormonal response to bidirectional selection on social behavior -
Brent, Colin, Amdam, Gro, Page, Robert Jr., and Fondrk, M Kim. (2010) Hormone response to bidrectional selection on social behavior. Evolution and Development. Wiley Periodicals. Vol. 12, N 5
Morphological characters of diapause in Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) -
Spurgeon, D.W., Brent, C.S. 2010. Morphological characters of diapause in Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). J. Entomol. Sci. 45(4):303-316.
Reproductive refractoriness in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight. -
Brent, C.S. 2010. Reproductive refractoriness in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight.. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102:2 300-306.
Stage-Specific Effects of Population Density on the Development and Fertility of Lygus hesperus Knight -
Brent, C.S. 2010. Stage-Specific Effects of Population Density on the Development and Fertility of Lygus hesperus Knight. Journal of Insect Science. 10:49.
Reproduction of the Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus hesperus, in Relation to Age, Gonadal Activity and Mating Status. -
Brent, C.S. 2010. Reproduction of the Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus hesperus, in Relation to Age, Gonadal Activity and Mating Status. Journal of Insect Physiology.(56) 28-34.
Ant Ecdysteroid Extraction and Radioimmunoassay -
Brent, C.S., Dolezal, A. 2009. Ant Ecdysteroid Extraction and Radioimmunoassay. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.
Juvenile Hormone Extraction, Purification, and Quantification in Ants -
Brent, C.S., Dolezal, A. 2009. Juvenile Hormone Extraction, Purification, and Quantification in Ants. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.
Radiochemical Assay of Juvenile Hormone Biosynthesis Rate in Ants -
Brent, C.S., Dolezal, A. 2009. Radiochemical Assay of Juvenile Hormone Biosynthesis Rate in Ants. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.
General Dissection of Female Ant Reproductive System and Brain -
Dolezal, A., Brent, C.S. 2009. General Dissection of Female Ant Reproductive System and Brain. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.
Reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in a termite: Evidence of convergent evolution in social insect signaling mechanisms. -
Liebig, J., Eliyahu, D., Brent, C.S. 2009. Reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in a termite: Evidence of convergent evolution in social insect signaling mechanisms.. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63:1799-1807.
Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles indicate reproductive status in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. -
Liebig, J., Eliyahu, D., Brent, C.S. 2009. Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles indicate reproductive status in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis.Behavioral Ecology-Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0807-5
Endocrine Physiology of the Division of Labour in Pogonomyrmex californicus Founding Queens -
Dolezal, A.G., Brent, C.S., Gadau, J., Hoelldobler, B., Amdam, G.V. 2009. Endocrine Physiology of the Division of Labour in Pogonomyrmex californicus Founding Queens. Animal Behaviour. 77 pg 1005-1010
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