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    • TALEN-Based Gene Disruption in the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti 

      Aryan, Azadeh; Anderson, Michelle A. E.; Myles, Kevin M.; Adelman, Zach N. (PLOS, 2013-03-21)
      In addition to its role as the primary vector for dengue viruses, Aedes aegypti has a long history as a genetic model organism for other bloodfeeding mosquitoes, due to its ease of colonization, maintenance and reproductive ...
    • Temperature dependent survival and fecundity of Lepidelphax pistiae Remes Lenicov (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a potential biological control agent of Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae) 

      Goode, Ashley B. C.; Minteer, Carey R.; Tipping, Philip W.; Pokorny, Eileen; Valmonte, Ryann J.; Foley, Jeremiah R.; Knowles, Brittany K. (2020-04-02)
      Lepidelphax pistiae Remes Lenicov (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) is monophagous on Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae), an invasive floating plant in Florida. Temperature studies were conducted to determine the optimal temperature ...
    • Terpenoid-Induced Feeding Deterrence and Antennal Response of Honey Bees 

      Larson, Nicholas R.; O’Neal, Scott T.; Bernier, Ulrich R.; Bloomquist, Jeffrey R.; Anderson, Troy D. (MDPI, 2020-01-23)
      Multiple interacting stressors negatively affect the survival and productivity of managed honey bee colonies. Pesticides remain a primary concern for beekeepers, as even sublethal exposures can reduce bee immunocompetence, ...
    • Threatening the harvest: The threat from three invasive insects in late season vineyards 

      Pfeiffer, Douglas G.; Leskey, Tracy C.; Burrack, Hannah J. (Springer, 2012)
      An integral goal of integrated pest management programs is to reduce the pesticide load in the cropping system. Reducing pesticide applications will generally lower pressure to develop pesticide resistance, enhance the ...
    • Three-dimensional Organization of Polytene Chromosomes in Somatic and Germline Tissues of Malaria Mosquitoes 

      George, Phillip; Kinney, Nicholas A.; Liang, Jiangtao; Onufriev, Alexey V.; Sharakhov, Igor V. (MDPI, 2020-02-01)
      Spatial organization of chromosome territories and interactions between interphase chromosomes themselves, as well as with the nuclear periphery, play important roles in epigenetic regulation of the genome function. However, ...
    • Tissue-specific features of the X chromosome and nucleolus spatial dynamics in a malaria mosquito, Anopheles atroparvus 

      Bondarenko, Semen M.; Artemov, Gleb N.; Sharakhov, Igor V.; Stegniy, Vladimir N. (PLOS, 2017-02-03)
      Spatial organization of chromosome territories is important for maintenance of genomic stability and regulation of gene expression. Recent studies have shown tissue-specific features of chromosome attachments to the nuclear ...
    • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus 

      Kuhar, Thomas P.; Alexander, Samuel A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-07-24)
      Describes tomato spotted wilt virus, their damage to crops, and notes methods of control.
    • Too much noise on the dance floor: Intra- and inter-dance angular error in honey bee waggle dances. 

      Schürch, Roger; Couvillon, Margaret J. (2013-01-01)
      Successful honey bee foragers communicate where they have found a good resource with the waggle dance, a symbolic language that encodes a distance and direction. Both of these components are repeated several times (1 to > ...
    • Toxicity and field efficacy of four neonicotinoids on harlequin bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) 

      Wallingford, Anna K.; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Schultz, Peter B. (Florida Entomological Society, 2012-12)
      Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), is a pest of cole crops in the USA. Laboratory toxicity assays revealed that the neonicotinoid insecticides imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and clothianidin are toxic ...
    • Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome 

      Benoit, Joshua B.; Adelman, Zach N.; Reinhardt, Klaus; Dolan, Amanda; Poelchau, Monica; Jennings, Emily C.; Szuter, Elise M.; Hagan, Richard W.; Gujar, Hemant; Shukla, Jayendra Nath; Zhu, Fang; Mohan, M.; Nelson, David R.; Rosendale, Andrew J.; Derst, Christian; Resnik, Valentina; Wernig, Sebastian; Menegazzi, Pamela; Wegener, Christian; Peschel, Nicolai; Hendershot, Jacob M.; Blenau, Wolfgang; Predel, Reinhard; Johnston, Paul R.; Ioannidis, Panagiotis; Waterhouse, Robert M.; Nauen, Ralf; Schorn, Corinna; Ott, Mark-Christoph; Maiwald, Frank; Johnston, J. Spencer; Gondhalekar, Ameya D.; Scharf, Michael E.; Peterson, Brittany F.; Raje, Kapil R.; Hottel, Benjamin A.; Armisen, David; Crumiere, Antonin Jean Johan; Refki, Peter Nagui; Santos, Maria Emilia; Sghaier, Essia; Viala, Severine; Khila, Abderrahman; Ahn, Seung-Joon; Childers, Christopher; Lee, Chien-Yueh; Lin, Han; Hughes, Daniel S. T.; Duncan, Elizabeth J.; Murali, Shwetha C.; Qu, Jiaxin; Dugan, Shannon; Lee, Sandra L.; Chao, Hsu; Dinh, Huyen; Han, Yi; Doddapaneni, Harshavardhan; Worley, Kim C.; Muzny, Donna M.; Wheeler, David; Panfilio, Kristen A.; Jentzsch, Iris M. Vargas; Vargo, Edward L.; Booth, Warren; Friedrich, Markus; Weirauch, Matthew T.; Anderson, Michelle A. E.; Jones, Jeffery W.; Mittapalli, Omprakash; Zhao, Chaoyang; Zhou, Jing-Jiang; Evans, Jay D.; Attardo, Geoffrey M.; Robertson, Hugh M.; Zdobnov, Evgeny M.; Ribeiro, Jose M. C.; Gibbs, Richard A.; Werren, John H.; Palli, Subba R.; Schal, Coby; Richards, Stephen (Nature, 2016-02-02)
      The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, has re-established itself as a ubiquitous human ectoparasite throughout much of the world during the past two decades. This global resurgence is likely linked to increased international ...
    • Update of the Anopheles gambiaePEST genome assembly 

      Sharakhova, Maria V.; Hammond, Martin P.; Lobo, Neil F.; Krzywinski, Jaroslaw; Unger, Maria F.; Hillenmeyer, Maureen E.; Bruggner, Robert V.; Birney, Ewan; Collins, Frank H. (2007-01-08)
      Background The genome of Anopheles gambiae, the major vector of malaria, was sequenced and assembled in 2002. This initial genome assembly and analysis made available to the scientific community was complicated by the ...
    • Using Microscopy to Assess Chorion Structural Integrity and Parasitoid Oviposition Sites on Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Eggs 

      Koppel, A. L.; Herbert, D. Ames Jr.; Westbrook, E. W. (Cambridge University Press, 2011-02)
      Previous efficacy studies found that many insecticides used by growers could be having an adverse effect on egg parasitoids (Telenomus podisi) developing in the eggs of the brown stink bug (Euschistus servus), while unhatched ...
    • Using volunteer-based networks to track Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) an invasive pest of fruit crops 

      Burrack, Hannah J.; Smith, J. Powell; Pfeiffer, Douglas G.; Koeher, Glen; LaForest, Joseph (2012)
      The Spotted Wing Drosophila Volunteer Monitoring Network (SWD*VMN) was developed in 2010. Initial monitoring efforts included North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia and now include 15 states in the eastern United ...
    • Utilizing Consumer Perception of Edamame to Guide New Variety Development 

      Carneiro, Renata; Duncan, Susan; O'Keefe, Sean; Yu, Dajun; Huang, Haibo; Yin, Yun; Neill, Clinton; Zhang, Bo; Kuhar, Thomas; Rideout, Steve; Reiter, Mark; Ross, Jeremy; Chen, Pengyin; Gillen, Anne (2021-01-18)
      Consumption of edamame (vegetable soybeans) has increased significantly in the U.S. over the last 20 years. Although market demand has been increasing, most edamame is still imported from Asian countries. A team of multistate ...
    • Vector competence of Virginia mosquitoes for Zika and Cache Valley viruses 

      Chan, Kevin K.; Auguste, Albert Jonathan; Brewster, Carlyle C.; Paulson, Sally L. (2020-04-10)
      Background Vector-borne diseases are a major public health concern and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Zika virus (ZIKV) is the etiologic agent of a massive outbreak in the Americas that originated in Brazil ...
    • Vertical Sampling in Tree Canopies for Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Life Stages and its Egg Parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) 

      Quinn, Nicole F.; Talamas, Elijah J.; Acebes-Doria, Angelita L.; Leskey, Tracy C.; Bergh, J. Christopher (2019-02)
      The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stl) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is an invasive agricultural and nuisance pest that has established across much of the United States and caused significant crop losses in ...
    • Visual ability and searching behavior of adult Laricobius nigrinus, a hemlock woolly adelgid predator 

      Mausel, David L.; Salom, Scott M.; Kok, Loke T. (Univ Arizona, 2011-08-29)
      Very little is known about the searching behavior and sensory cues that Laricobius spp. (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) predators use to locate suitable habitats and prey, which limits our ability to collect and monitor them ...
    • Waggle Dance Distances as Integrative Indicators of Seasonal Foraging Challenges 

      Couvillon, M. J.; Schuerch, R.; Ratnieks, F. L. W. (PLOS, 2014-04-02)
    • Wireworm Control Experiment in Potatoes in Abingdon, VA in 2011 

      Kuhar, Thomas P.; Blevins, Philip (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011)
      Describes an experiment to control Wireworms in a potato field, and discusses the results.
    • Wireworm Pest Management in Potatoes 

      Kuhar, Thomas P.; Doughty, Hélène; Speese, John; Reiter, Sara (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2008)
      Describes wireworms, their general biology and life cycle, their damage to potatoes and other plants. Discusses ways of predicting wireworm damage, and methods of control.