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Research Project: Development of Production and Formulation Technologies for Microbial Biopesticides in Conjunction with the Development of Attractants and Repellents for Invasive Insect Pests

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Different maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds influence the efficacy of Beaveria bassiana against major maize caterpillar pests, which is potentially affected by maize pathogen resistance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2022. Different maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds influence the efficacy of Beaveria bassiana against major maize caterpillar pests, which is potentially affected by maize pathogen resistance. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 32(7):847-862. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2022.2055745.

Halotolerant Bacillus spizizenii FMH45 promoting growth, physiological, and antioxidant parameters of tomato plants exposed to salt stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Masmoudi, F., Tounsi, S., Dunlap, C.A., Trigui, M. 2021. Halotolerant Bacillus spizizenii FMH45 promoting growth, physiological, and antioxidant parameters of tomato plants exposed to salt stress. Plant Cell Reports. 40:1199-1213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00299-021-02702-8.

Enhanced rates of lethality to fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) after association of Beauveria bassania strain Ant 03 with sweet corn leaves Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F. 2021. Enhanced rates of lethality to fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) after association of Beauveria bassania strain Ant 03 with sweet corn leaves. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 31(8):877-882. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2021.1895071.

Fall application of Metarhizium brunneum microsclerotia as soil applied granules to reduce summer emergence of walnut husk maggot adults - (Abstract Only)
Behle, R.W. 2020. Fall application of Metarhizium brunneum microsclerotia as soil applied granules to reduce summer emergence of walnut husk maggot adults. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].

Proposal of Thermoactinomyces mirandus sp. nov., a filamentous, anaerobic bacterium isolated from a biogas plant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mutschlechner, M., Lackner, N., Markt, R., Salvenmoser, W., Dunlap, C.A., Wagner, A.O. 2020. Proposal of Thermoactinomyces mirandus sp. nov., a filamentous, anaerobic bacterium isolated from a biogas plant. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 114:45-54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-020-01497-0.

Emergence of walnut husk maggot adults in Central Illinois and potential for control with Metarhizium brunneum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Behle, R.W. 2020. Emergence of walnut husk maggot adults in Central Illinois and potential for control with Metarhizium brunneum. Journal of Insect Science. 20(6). Article 33. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa134.

A maizewin protein confers enhanced antiinsect and antifungal resistance when the gene is transgenically expressed in maize callus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Naumann, T.A., Johnson, E.T., Price, N.P. 2020. A maizewin protein confers enhanced antiinsect and antifungal resistance when the gene is transgenically expressed in maize callus. Plant Gene. 24. Article 100259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2020.100259.

Maize inbred type can influence the efficacy of Beauveria bassiana on corn earworms and fall armyworms - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2020. Maize inbred type can influence the efficacy of Beauveria bassiana on corn earworms and fall armyworms. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].

Optimizing application rates of Metarhizium brunneum (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) microsclerotia for infecting the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clifton, E.H., Gardescu, S., Behle, R.W., Hajek, A.E. 2020. Optimizing application rates of Metarhizium brunneum (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) microsclerotia for infecting the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(6):2650-2656. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa222.

Determination of ferulated sugars with activity against insect and fungal pests of maize - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Berhow, M.A., Vermillion, K., Johnson, E.T. 2020. Determination of ferulated sugars with activity against insect and fungal pests of maize. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].

Transgenic expression of a previously uncharacterized maize AIL1 gene in maize callus increases resistance to multiple maize fungal and insect pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2020. Transgenic expression of a previously uncharacterized maize AIL1 gene in maize callus increases resistance to multiple maize fungal and insect pests. Plant Gene. 23:100235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2020.100235.

A maize hydrolase with activity against maize insect and fungal pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Naumann, T.A., Johnson, E.T., Price, N.P.J. 2020. A maize hydrolase with activity against maize insect and fungal pests. Plant Gene. 21:100214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2019.100214.

Interactions between antifungal plant pathogen resistance mechanisms and Beauveria bassiana in maize - (Abstract Only)

Virulence of some entomopathogenic fungi isolates of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales:Cordycipitaceae) and Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales:Clavicipitaceae) to Aulacaspis tubercularis and Icerya seychellarum on mango crop Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sayed, A.M.M., Dunlap, C.A. 2019. Virulence of some entomopathogenic fungi isolates of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales:Cordycipitaceae) and Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales:Clavicipitaceae) to Aulacaspis tubercularis (Hemiptera:Diaspididae) and Icerya seychellarum (Hemiptera:Monophlebidae) on mango crop. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(6):2584-2596. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz187.

Susceptibility of Rhagoletis suavis (Diptera: Tephritidae) maggots to entomopathogenic fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nisar, M.J., Behle, R.W., Dunlap, C.A., Goett, E.J., Iqbal, M., Gogi, M.D. 2019. Susceptibility of Rhagoletis suavis (Diptera: Tephritidae) maggots to entomopathogenic fungi. Southwestern Entomologist. 44(2):431-436. https://doi.org/10.3958/059.044.0208.

Enhanced insect and fungal resistance of maize callus transgenically expressing a maize E2F regulatory gene Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2019. Enhanced insect and fungal resistance of maize callus transgenically expressing a maize E2F regulatory gene. AGRI GENE. 12:100086. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aggene.2019.100086.

Insect damage influences expression of heat and drought stress resistance genes in maize - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2019. Insect damage influences expression of heat and drought stress resistance genes in maize. Meeting Abstract.

Validation of candidate maize insect and fungal resistance genes through functional analysis - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Naumann, T.A., Johnson, E.T., Berhow, M.A., Zilkowski, B.W., Muturi, E.J. 2019. Validation of candidate maize insect and fungal resistance genes through functional analysis. Meeting Abstract.

Evaluation of a granular formulation containing Metarhizium brunneum F52 (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) microsclerotia in controlling eggs of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weiler, L., Behle, R.W., Johnson, E.T., Strickman, D.A., Rooney, A.P. 2018. Evaluation of a granular formulation containing Metarhizium brunneum F52 (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) microsclerotia in controlling eggs of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 29:68-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2018.1530342.

Phenotype responses to abiotic stresses, asexual reproduction and virulence among isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus Cordyceps javanica (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mascarin, G.M., Junior, R.P., Fernandes, E.K., Quintela, E.D., Dunlap, C.A., Arthurs, S.P. 2018. Phenotype responses to abiotic stresses, asexual reproduction and virulence against whiteflies among strains of the entomopathogenic fungus Cordyceps javanica (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae). Microbiological Research. 216:12-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2018.08.002.

Activity of a maize chitinase-like protein against maize insect pests - (Abstract Only)
Dowd, P.F., Naumann, T.A., Johnson, E.T., Price, N.P. 2018. Activity of a maize chitinase-like protein against maize insect pests. Meeting Abstract.

Overexpression of a maize (Zea mays) defensin-like gene in maize callus enhances resistance to both insects and fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Johnson, E.T. 2018. Overexpression of a maize (Zea mays) defensin-like gene in maize callus enhances resistance to both insects and fungi. AGRI GENE. 9:16/23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aggene.2018.07.003.

Identifying Isaria javanica with high resolution DNA melting assays - (Abstract Only)
Dunlap, C.A. 2018. Identifying Isaria javanica with high resolution DNA melting assays. Meeting Abstract.

Field efficacy of autodissemination and foliar sprays of an entomopathogenic fungus, Isaria fumosorosea (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae), for control of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chow, A., Dunlap, C.A., Jackson, M.A., Avery, P.B., Patt, J.M., Setamou, M. 2018. Field efficacy of autodissemination and foliar sprays of an entomopathogenic fungus, Isaria fumosorosea (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae), for control of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:2089-2100. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy216.

Evaluation of a lignin-encapsulated nootkatone formulation against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Addesso, K.M., O'Neal, P.A., Leahy, S., Trostel, K., Behle, R.W. 2018. Evaluation of a lignin-encapsulated nootkatone formulation against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Florida Entomologist. 101(3):435-440. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.101.0321.

Enhanced pest resistance and increased phenolic production in maize callus transgenically expressing a maize chalcone isomerase -3 like gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowd, P.F., Berhow, M.A., Johnson, E.T. 2018. Enhanced pest resistance and increased phenolic production in maize callus transgenically expressing a maize chalcone isomerase -3 like gene. Plant Gene. 13:50-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2018.01.002.

Nitrogen source affects productivity, desiccation tolerance, and storage stability of Beauveria bassiana blastospores Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mascarin, G.M., Kobori, N.N., Jackson, M.A., Dunlap, C.A., Delalibera, I. 2018. Nitrogen source affects productivity, desiccation tolerance, and storage stability of Beauveria bassiana blastospores. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 124:810-820. doi: 10.1111/jam.13694.

Insecticidal activity of bio-oils and biochar as pyrolysis products and their combination with microbial agents against Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sayed, A.M., Behle, R.W., Tiilikkala, K., Vaughn, S.F. 2018. Insecticidal activity of bio-oils and biochar as pyrolysis products and their combination with microbial agents against Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pesticides and Phytomedicine. 33:39-52. https://doi.org/10.2298/PIF1801039S.

Transgenic expression of a maize geranyl geranyl transferase gene sequence in maize callus increases resistance to ear rot pathogens Reprint Icon - (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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aggene.2018.01.001.

Entomopathogen ID: a curated sequence resource for entomopathogenic fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunlap, C.A., Ramirez, J.L., Mascarin, G.M., Labeda, D.P. 2018. Entomopathogen ID: a curated sequence resource for entomopathogenic fungi. Mycologia. 111:897-904. doi:10.1007/s10482-017-0988-2.

Rapid discrimination of Isaria javanica and Isaria poprawskii from Isaria spp. using high resolution DNA melting assays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunlap, C.A., Mascarin, G.M., Romagnoli, E.M., Jackson, M.A. 2017. Rapid discrimination of Isaria javanica and Isaria poprawskii from Isaria spp. using high resolution DNA melting assays. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 150:88–93.

Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ie2, Cry2Ac7, and Cry7Ab3 proteins against Anticarsia gemmatalis, Chrysodeixis includens and Ceratoma trifurcata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mushtaq, R., Behle, R.W., Liu, R., Niu, L., Song, P., Shakoori, A.R., Jurat-Fuentes, J. 2017. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ie2, Cry2Ac7, and Cry7Ab3 proteins against Anticarsia gemmatalis, Chrysodeixis includens and Ceratoma trifurcata. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 150(2017):70-72.

Comparing formulations for a mixed-microbial biopesticide with Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki and Beauveria bassiana blastospores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sayed, A.M., Behle, R.W. 2017. Comparing formulations for a mixed-microbial biopesticide with Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki and Beauveria bassiana blastospores. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 50(15-16):745-760. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2017.1372942.

Metarhizium microsclerotia and hydrogel versus hydromulch: testing fungal formulations against Asian longhorned beetles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardescu, S., Hajek, A.E., Goble, T.A., Jackson, M.A. 2017. Metarhizium microsclerotia and hydrogel versus hydromulch: testing fungal formulations against Asian longhorned beetles. Biocontrol Science and Technology. doi: 10.1080/09583157.2017.1362546.

Entomopathogen ID: A multi-locus sequence alignment resource for entomopathogenic fungi - (Abstract Only)
Dunlap, C.A., Ramirez, J.L., Labeda, D.P. 2017. Entomopathogen ID: A multi-locus sequence alignment resource for entomopathogenic fungi. Meeting Abstract.

Leveraging culture collections for the discovery and development of microbial biological control agents - (Abstract Only)
Rooney, A.P. 2017. Leveraging culture collections for the discovery and development of microbial biological control agents. Meeting Abstract.

A foam formulation of an entomopathogenic fungus for control of boring beetles in avocado orchards - (Abstract Only)
Dunlap, C.A. 2017. A foam formulation of an entomopathogenic fungus for control of boring beetles in avocado orchards. Meeting Abstract.

First record of epizootics in the ocola skipper, Panoquina sp. (Lepidopera: Hesperiidae), caused by Isaria tenuipes in flooded rice fields of Central Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mascarin, G.M., Dunlap, C.A., Barrigossi, J.D., Quintela, E.D., De Noronha, N.C. 2016. First record of epizootics in the ocola skipper, Panoquina sp. (Lepidopera: Hesperiidae), caused by Isaria tenuipes in flooded rice fields of Central Brazil. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 122:1020-1028. doi: 10.1111/jam.13390.

Oviposition behavior and survival of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an ectoparasitoid of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), on hosts exposed to an entomopathogenic fungus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chow, A., Dunlap, C.A., Jackson, M.A., Flores, D., Patt, J.M., Setamou, M. 2016. Oviposition behavior and survival of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an ectoparasitoid of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), on hosts exposed to an entomopathogenic fungus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109:1995-2005. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow164.

Assessing the potential for Burkholderia pseudomallei in the southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Portacci, K., Rooney, A.P., Dobos, R. 2017. Assessing the potential for Burkholderia pseudomallei in the southeastern United States. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 250(2):153-159. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.250.2.153.

Evaluating different carriers of Metarhizium brunneum F52 microsclerotia for control of adult Asian longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goble, T.A., Gardescu, S., Jackson, M.A., Hajek, A.E. 2016. Evaluating different carriers of Metarhizium brunneum F52 microsclerotia for control of adult Asian longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(9):1212-1229. doi: 10.1080/09583157.2016.1192103.

Vector-borne pathogens: New and emerging arboviral diseases affecting public health - (Abstract Only)
Ramirez, J.L. 2016. Vector-borne pathogens: New and emerging arboviral diseases affecting public health. Meeting Abstract.

Bacillus nakamurai sp. nov., a black pigment producing strain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunlap, C.A., Saunders, L.P., Schisler, D.A., Leathers, T.D., Naeem, N., Cohan, F.M., Rooney, A.P. 2016. Bacillus nakamurai sp. nov., a black pigment producing strain. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 66(8):2987-2991. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001135.

Improved shelf life of dried Beauveria bassiana blastospores using convective drying and active packaging processes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mascarin, G.M., Jackson, M.A., Behle, R.W., Kobori, N.N., Delalibera Junior, I. 2016. Improved shelf life of dried Beauveria bassiana blastospores using convective drying and active packaging processes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 100:8359-8370. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7597-2.