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Research Project: Enhancing Pollinator Health and Availability Through Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Development of Novel Management Tools and Strategies

Location: Weed and Insect Biology Research

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

Telomere length increases following quiescence in two solitary bee species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grula, C.C., Rinehart, J.D., Anacleto, A., Kittison, J.D., Heidinger, B.J., Greenlee, K.J., Rinehart, J.P., Bowsher, J.H. 2024. Telomere length increases following quiescence in two solitary bee species. Scientific Reports. 14. Article 11208. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-61613-2.

Metabolic and transcriptomic characterization of summer and winter dormancy in the solitary bee, Osmia lignaria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Bee diversity and abundance in perennial irrigated crops and adjacent habitats in central Washington state Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grula, C.C., Richard, Z.S., Walsh, D.B. 2024. Bee diversity and abundance in perennial irrigated crops and adjacent habitats in central Washington state. Florida Entomologist. https://doi.org/10.1515/flaent-2024-0007.

Nesting cavity diameter has implications for management of the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinehart, J., Grula, C.C., Rinehart, J.P., Bowsher, J. 2023. Nesting cavity diameter has implications for management of the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Physiological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toad207.

Identification of sex-specific markers based on gene expression in adult Colorado potato beetles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warcup, K., Torson, A.S., Yocum, G.D. 2023. Identification of sex-specific markers based on gene expression in adult Colorado potato beetles. Journal of Insect Science. 23(4):1-6. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iead071.

Thermal biology and overwintering behavior of the red sunflower seed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantzke, S., Ferguson, B., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P., Prischmann-Voldseth, D., Prasifka, J.R. 2023. Thermal biology and overwintering behavior of the red sunflower seed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad041.

Molecular signatures of diapause in the Asian longhorned beetle: gene expression Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torson, A.S., Roe, A.E., Doucet, D., Sinclair, B.J. 2023. Molecular signatures of diapause in the Asian longhorned beetle: gene expression. Current Research in Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cris.2023.100054.

Sperm can't take the heat: Short-term temperature exposures compromise fertility of male bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campion, C., Rajamohan, A., Dillon, M. 2023. Sperm can't take the heat: Short-term temperature exposures compromise fertility of male bumble bees (Bombus impatiens). Journal of Insect Physiology. 146(2023). Article 104491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2023.104491.

Transcriptional landscape of early diapause in field-collected Colorado potato beetles - (Abstract Only)

Vitrification of lepidopteran embryos - a simple protocol to cryopreserve the embryos of the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajamohan, A., Prasifka, J.R., Rinehart, J.P. 2022. Vitrification of lepidopteran embryos - a simple protocol to cryopreserve the embryos of the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum. Insects. 13(10). Article 959. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13100959.

Energy consumption and cold hardiness of diapausing fall webworm pupae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, L., Wang, X., Liu, Z., Torson, A.S. 2022. Energy consumption and cold hardiness of diapausing fall webworm pupae. Insects. 13(9). Article 853. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13090853.

Effects of temperature and wildflower strips on survival and nutrition dynamics of Megachile rotundata under extended cold storage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, M.G., Delphia, C.M., Prince, C.M., Yocum, G.D., Rinehart, J.P., O'Neill, K.M. 2022. Effects of temperature and wildflower strips on survival and nutrition dynamics of Megachile rotundata under extended cold storage. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac062.

Timing of diapause initiation and overwintering conditions alter gene expression profiles in Megachile rotundata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cambron-Kopco, Yocum, G.D., Yeater, K.M., Greenlee, K. 2022. Timing of diapause initiation and overwintering conditions alter gene expression profiles in Megachile rotundata. Frontiers in Physiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2022.844820.

Life stage and the environment as effectors of transposable element activity in two bee species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Signor, S., Yocum, G.D., Bowsher, J. 2022. Life stage and the environment as effectors of transposable element activity in two bee species. Journal of Insect Physiology. 137. Article 104361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2022.104361.

Vitrification of manually stage selected embryos of Drosophila melanogaster have significantly higher survival and adult emergence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Debardlabon, K.M., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P. 2022. Vitrification of manually stage selected embryos of Drosophila melanogaster have significantly higher survival and adult emergence. Journal of Cryobiology. 105:83-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2022.01.002.

Thermal history of alfalfa leafcutting bees affects nesting and diapause incidence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Earls, K., Porter, M., Rinehart, J.P., Greenlee, K. 2021. Thermal history of alfalfa leafcutting bees affects nesting and diapause incidence. Journal of Experimental Biology. 224(22). https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.243242.

Size constrains oxygen delivery capacity within but not between bumble bee castes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walter, R.M., Rinehart, J.P., Dillon, M.E., Greenlee, K.J. 2021. Size constrains oxygen delivery capacity within but not between bumble bee castes. Journal of Insect Physiology. 134. Article 104297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2021.104297.

Body size allometry impacts flight-related morphology and metabolic rates in the solitary bee Megachile rotundata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grula, C.C., Rinehart, J.P., Greenlee, K.J., Bowsher, J.H. 2021. Body size allometry impacts flight-related morphology and metabolic rates in the solitary bee Megachile rotundata. Journal of Insect Physiology. 133. Article 104275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2021.104275.

Environmental impacts on diapause and survival of the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, E.S., Murphy, C., Wong, C., Rinehart, J.P., Yocum, G.D., Bowsher, J.H. 2021. Environmental impacts on diapause and survival of the alfalfa leafcutting bee Megachile rotundata. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254651.

Comparative analysis of cryopreservation of seminal vesicle derived spermatozoa from Bombus impatiens and Apis mellifera - Implications for artificial insemination of bumble bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campion, C.C., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P. 2021. Comparative analysis of cryopreservation of seminal vesicle derived spermatozoa from Bombus impatiens and Apis mellifera - Implications for artificial insemination of bumble bees. Journal of Cryobiology. 102:136-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2021.06.002.

Overwintering conditions impact insulin pathway gene expression in diapausing Megachile rotundata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cambron, L.D., Yocum, G.D., Yeater, K.M., Greenlee, K. 2021. Overwintering conditions impact insulin pathway gene expression in diapausing Megachile rotundata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 256. Article 110937. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2021.110937.

Comparison of fluctuating thermal regimes and commercially achievable constant-temperature regimes for short-term storage of the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yocum, G.D., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P. 2021. Comparison of fluctuating thermal regimes and commercially achievable constant-temperature regimes for short-term storage of the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab019.

Physiological responses to cryoprotectant treatment in an early larval stage of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campbell, J.B., Dosch, A., Hunt, C.M., Dotson, E.M., Benedict, M.Q., Rajamohan, A., Rinehart, J.P. 2021. Physiological responses to cryoprotectant treatment in an early larval stage of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Journal of Cryobiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2020.12.001.