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Research Project: Ticks and Human Health

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

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

Spatial repellents transfluthrin and metofluthrin affect the behavior of Dermacentor variabilis, Amblyomma americanum, and Ixodes scapularis in an in vitro vertical climb assay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siegel, E.L., Olivera, M., Roig, E.M., Perry, M., Li, A.Y., D'Hers, S., Elman, N.M., Rich, S.M. 2022. Spatial repellents transfluthrin and metofluthrin affect the behavior of Dermacentor variabilis, Amblyomma americanum, and Ixodes scapularis in an in vitro vertical climb assay. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269150.

Very small collars: an evaluation of telemetry location estimators for small mammals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hummell, G.F., Li, A.Y., Mullinax, J.M. 2022. Very small collars: an evaluation of telemetry location estimators for small mammals. Animal Biotelemetry. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40317-022-00301-2.

Patterns of white-tailed deer movements in suburban Maryland: implications for zoonotic disease mitigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Toden-Reynolds, P., Kent, C., Li, A.Y., Mulinax, J. 2022. Patterns of white-tailed deer movements in suburban Maryland: implications for zoonotic disease mitigation. Insects. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-022-01270-3.

Tissue-damaging marking methods do not affect tick burdens on field captured Peromyscus spp Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, C.E., Burgess, E.R., Miller, T.M., Wise, A., Dickerson, C.J., Skvarla, M.J., Li, A.Y., Machtinger, E.T. 2022. Tissue-damaging marking methods do not affect tick burdens on field captured Peromyscus spp. Wildlife Society Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1385.

Development of a taqman real-time PCR for the identification of haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: ixodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, G., Ribbe, F., Mccaffery, J., Luo, C., Li, A.Y., Rich, S. 2022. Development of a taqman real-time PCR for the identification of haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjac074.

White-tailed deer spatial distribution in relation to ‘4-Poster’ tick control devices in suburbia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roden-Reynolds, P., Kent, C.M., Li, A.Y., Mullinax, J.M. 2022. White-tailed deer spatial distribution in relation to ‘4-Poster’ tick control devices in suburbia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19084889.

Recently evolved Francisella-like endosymbiont outcompetes an ancient and evolutionarily associated Coxiella-like endosymbiont in the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) linked to the Alpha-gal syndrome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, D., Sharma, S.R., Adegoke, A., Kennedy, A., Tuten, H.C., Li, A.Y., Karim, S. 2022. Recently evolved Francisella-like endosymbiont outcompetes an ancient and evolutionarily associated Coxiella-like endosymbiont in the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) linked to the Alpha-gal syndrome. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2022.787209.

Behavior of nymphs and adults of the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis and the lone star tick Ambylomma americanum in response to thermal stimuli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora-Luna, F., Dickens, J., Brinkerhoff, J., Li, A.Y. 2022. Behavior of nymphs and adults of the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis and the lone star tick Ambylomma americanum in response to thermal stimuli. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13020130.

Vaccination of cattle with synthetic peptides corresponding to predicted extracellular domains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Aquaporin-2 reduces the number of ticks feeding to repletion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scoles, G.A., Hussein, H.E., Olds, C.L., Mason, K.L., Davis, S.K. 2022. Vaccination of cattle with synthetic peptides corresponding to predicted extracellular domains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Aquaporin-2 reduces the number of ticks feeding to repletion. Parasites & Vectors. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-022-05166-1.

Geotropic, hydrokinetic and random walking differ between sympatric tick species: the deer tick Ixodes scapularis and the lone star tick Ambylomma americanum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora-Luna, F., Dickens, J.C., Brinkerhoff, J., Li, A.Y. 2022. Geotropic, hydrokinetic and random walking differ between sympatric tick species: the deer tick Ixodes scapularis and the lone star tick Ambylomma americanum. Journal of Ethology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10164-021-00741-y.

Integrated tick management in Guilford, CT: Fipronil-based rodent-targeted bait box deployment configuration and Peromyscus leucopus (Rodentia: cricetidae) abundance drive reduction in tick burdens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Linske, M.A., Williams, S.C., Stafford, K.C., Li, A.Y. 2021. Integrated tick management in Guilford, CT: Fipronil-based rodent-targeted bait box deployment configuration and Peromyscus leucopus (Rodentia: cricetidae) abundance drive reduction in tick burdens. Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab200.

Composition of three zingiberaceae essential oils and their efficacy against the survivability of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella (Snellen) eggs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakar, S., Haijar Md Latip, S., Awang, A., Zhang, A. 2021. Composition of three zingiberaceae essential oils and their efficacy against the survivability of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella (Snellen) eggs. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University. https://doi.org/10.5455/JBAU.36604.

Surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in suburban natural habitats of central Maryland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milholland, M.T., Eisen, L., Nadolny, R.M., Hojgaard, A., Machtinger, E.T., Mullinax, J.M., Li, A.Y. 2021. Surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in suburban natural habitats of central Maryland. Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa291.

Coinfections in ixodes scapularis from white-tailed deer compared to questing ixodes infer facultative mutualism across sites in Maryland, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milholland, M.T., Xu, G., Rich, S.M., Machtinger, E.T., Mullinax, J.M., Li, A.Y. 2021. Coinfections in ixodes scapularis from white-tailed deer compared to questing ixodes infer facultative mutualism across sites in Maryland, USA. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2020.2644.

Trapping white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: cervidae) in suburbia for study of tick-host interaction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roden-Reynolds, P., Machtinger, E.T., Li, A.Y., Mullinax, J.M. 2020. Trapping white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: cervidae) in suburbia for study of tick-host interaction. Journal of Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa044