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Ephantus (juma) Muturi
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Mosquito microbiota cluster by host sampling location - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strain-specific pathogenicity and subversion of phenoloxidase activity in the mosquito Aedes aegypti by members of the fungal entomopathogenic genus Isaria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramirez, J.L., Muturi, E.J., Dunlap, C.A., Rooney, A.P. 2018. Strain-specific pathogenicity and subversion of phenoloxidase activity in the mosquito Aedes aegypti by members of the fungal entomopathogenic genus Isaria. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28210-6.
Entomopathogenic fungal infection leads to temporospatial modulation of the mosquito immune system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramirez, J.L., Dunlap, C.A., Muturi, E.J., Barletta-Ferreira, A.B., Rooney, A.P. 2018. Entomopathogenic fungal infection leads to temporospatial modulation of the mosquito immune system. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12:e0006433. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006433.
Environmental and social-demographic predictors of the southern house mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus in New Orleans, Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moise, I.K., Riegel, C., Muturi, E.J. 2018. Environmental and social-demographic predictors of the southern house mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Parasites & Vectors. 11:249. doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2833-5.
Ovicidal and larvicidal effects of garlic and asafoetida essential oils against West Nile virus vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Ramirez, J.L., Zilkowski, B.W., Weiler, L., Rooney, A.P. 2018. Ovicidal and larvicidal effects of garlic and asafoetida essential oils against West Nile virus vectors. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):43. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iey036.
Transgenic expression of a maize geranyl geranyl transferase gene sequence in maize callus increases resistance to ear rot pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Zilkowski, B.W., Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Muturi, E.J. 2018. Transgenic expression of a maize geranyl geranyl transferase gene sequence in maize callus increases resistance to ear rot pathogens. AGRI GENE. 7:52-58. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aggene.2018.01.001.
Impact of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) on eggs of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus at low temperature - (Abstract Only)
Weiler, L., Rooney, A.P., Behle, R.W., Muturi, E.J. 2018. Impact of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) on eggs of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus at low temperature. Meeting Abstract.
Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of Culex restuans (Diptera: Culicidae) females from different parents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Ramirez, J.L., Rooney, A.P., Kim, C. 2017. Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of Culex restuans (Diptera: Culicidae) females from different parents. Journal of Medical Entomology. 10:163-171. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx199.
Combined toxicity of three essential oils against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Ramirez, J.L., Doll, K.M., Bowman, M.J. 2017. Combined toxicity of three essential oils against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae. Journal of Medical Entomology. 54:1684-1691. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx168.
Large-scale removal of invasive honeysuckle decreases mosquito and avian host abundance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardner, A.M., Muturi, E.J., Overmier, L.D., Allan, B.F. 2017. Large-scale removal of invasive honeysuckle decreases mosquito and avian host abundance. EcoHealth. 14:750:761. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1265-6.
Assessing human risk of illness with West Nile virus mosquito surveillance data to improve public health preparedness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karki, S., Westcott, N.E., Muturi, E.J., Brown, W.M., Ruiz, M.O. 2017. Assessing human risk of illness with West Nile virus mosquito surveillance data to improve public health preparedness. Zoonoses and Public Health. 65:177-184. doi: 10.1111/zph.12386.
Characterization of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitacea) and its impact against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus eggs at low temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weiler, L., Rooney, A.P., Behle, R.W., Muturi, E.J. 2017. Characterization of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitacea) and its impact against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus eggs at low temperature. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 33(3):184-192.
Plant-based strategies for mosquito control - (Abstract Only)
Muturi, E.J., Gadner, A., Allan, B.F. 2017. Plant-based strategies for mosquito control. Meeting Abstract.
The interplay between mosquitoes, entomopathogens and symbiotic microbes: A niche for the development of novel microbial-derived vector control strategies - (Abstract Only)
Ramirez, J.L., Muturi, E.J., Dunlap, C.A., Rooney, A.P. 2017. The interplay between mosquitoes, entomopathogens and symbiotic microbes: A niche for the development of novel microbial-derived vector control strategies. Meeting Abstract.
Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Donthu, R.K., Fields, C.J., Moise, I.K., Kim, C. 2017. Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats. Scientific Reports. 7:44565. doi: 10.1038/srep44565.
Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of mosquito communities in central Illinois - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Ramirez, J.L., Rooney, A.P., Chang-Hyun, K. 2017. Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of mosquito communities in central Illinois. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005377.
Association between fertilizer-mediated changes in microbial communities and Aedes albopictus growth and survival Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muturi, E.J., Ramirez, J.L., Rooney, A.P., Dunlap, C.A. 2016. Association between fertilizer-mediated changes in microbial communities and Aedes albopictus growth and survival. Acta Tropica. 164(2016):54-63.