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    • De novo formation of an aggregation pheromone precursor by an isoprenyl diphosphate synthase-related terpene synthase in the harlequin bug 

      Lancaster, Jason; Khrimian, Ashot; Young, Sharon; Lehner, Bryan; Luck, Katrin; Wallingford, Anna; Ghosh, Saikat Kumar B.; Zerbe, Philipp; Muchlinski, Andrew; Marek, Paul E.; Sparks, Michael E.; Tokuhisa, James G.; Tittiger, Claus; Koellner, Tobias G.; Weber, Donald C.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E.; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Tholl, Dorothea (2018-09-11)
      Insects use a diverse array of specialized terpene metabolites as pheromones in intraspecific interactions. In contrast to plants and microbes, which employ enzymes called terpene synthases (TPSs) to synthesize terpene ...
    • Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control 

      Matthews, Benjamin J.; Dudchenko, Olga; Kingan, Sarah B.; Koren, Sergey; Antoshechkin, Igor; Crawford, Jacob E.; Glassford, William J.; Herre, Margaret; Redmond, Seth N.; Rose, Noah H.; Weedall, Gareth D.; Wu, Yang; Batra, Sanjit S.; Brito-Sierra, Carlos A.; Buckingham, Steven D.; Campbell, Corey L.; Chan, Saki; Cox, Eric; Evans, Benjamin R.; Fansiri, Thanyalak; Filipovic, Igor; Fontaine, Albin; Gloria-Soria, Andrea; Hall, Richard; Joardar, Vinita S.; Jones, Andrew K.; Kay, Raissa G. G.; Kodali, Vamsi K.; Lee, Joyce; Lycett, Gareth J.; Mitchell, Sara N.; Muehling, Jill; Murphy, Michael R.; Omer, Arina D.; Partridge, Frederick A.; Peluso, Paul; Aiden, Aviva Presser; Ramasamy, Vidya; Rasic, Gordana; Roy, Sourav; Saavedra-Rodriguez, Karla; Sharan, Shruti; Sharma, Atashi; Smith, Melissa Laird; Turner, Joe; Weakley, Allison M.; Zhao, Zhilei; Akbari, Omar S.; Black, William C.; Cao, Han; Darby, Alistair C.; Hill, Catherine A.; Johnston, J. Spencer; Murphy, Terence D.; Raikhel, Alexander S.; Sattelle, David B.; Sharakhov, Igor V.; White, Bradley J.; Zhao, Li; Aiden, Erez Lieberman; Mann, Richard S.; Lambrechts, Louis; Powell, Jeffrey R.; Sharakhova, Maria V.; Tu, Zhijian; Robertson, Hugh M.; McBride, Carolyn S.; Hastic, Alex R.; Korlach, Jonas; Neafsey, Daniel E.; Phillippy, Adam M.; Vosshall, Leslie B. (2018-11-22)
      Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infect more than 400 million people each year with dangerous viral pathogens including dengue, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. Progress in understanding the biology of mosquitoes and ...
    • De novo profiling of RNA viruses in Anopheles malaria vector mosquitoes from forest ecological zones in Senegal and Cambodia 

      Belda, Eugeni; Nanfack-Minkeu, Ferdinand; Eiglmeier, Karin; Carissimo, Guillaume; Holm, Inge; Diallo, Mawlouth; Diallo, Diawo; Vantaux, Amélie; Kim, Saorin; Sharakhov, Igor V.; Vernick, Kenneth D. (2019-08-20)
      Abstract Background Mosquitoes are colonized by a large but mostly uncharacterized natural virome of RNA viruses, and the composition and distribution of the natural RNA virome ...
    • Cache Valley Virus in Aedes japonicus japonicus Mosquitoes, Appalachian Region, United States 

      Yang, Fan; Chan, Kevin; Marek, Paul E.; Armstrong, Philip M.; Liu, Pengcheng; Bova, Jacob E.; Bernick, Joshua N.; McMillan, Benjamin E.; Weidlich, Benjamin G.; Paulson, Sally L. (2018-03)
      We detected Cache Valley virus in Aedes japonicus, a widely distributed invasive mosquito species, in an Appalachian forest in the United States. The forest contained abundant white-tailed deer, a major host of the mosquito ...
    • La Crosse Virus in Aedes japonicus japonicus Mosquitoes in the Appalachian Region, United States 

      Harris, M. Camille; Dotseth, Eric J.; Jackson, Bryan T.; Zink, Steven D.; Marek, Paul E.; Kramer, Laura D.; Paulson, Sally L.; Hawley, Dana M. (2015-04)
      La Crosse virus (LACV), a leading cause of arboviral encephalitis in children in the United States, is emerging in Appalachia. For local arboviral surveillance, mosquitoes were tested. LACV RNA was detected and isolated ...
    • Cooler Temperatures Destabilize RNA Interference and Increase Susceptibility of Disease Vector Mosquitoes to Viral Infection 

      Adelman, Zach N.; Anderson, Michelle A. E.; Wiley, Michael R.; Murreddu, Marta G.; Samuel, Glady Hazitha; Morazzani, Elaine M.; Myles, Kevin M. (PLOS, 2013-05)
      Background: The impact of global climate change on the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases is the subject of extensive debate. The transmission of mosquito-borne viral diseases is particularly complex, with climatic ...
    • Reproductive Incompatibility Involving Senegalese Aedes aegypti (L) Is Associated with Chromosome Rearrangements 

      Dickson, Laura B.; Sharakhova, Maria V.; Timoshevskiy, Vladimir A.; Fleming, Karen L.; Caspary, Alex; Sylla, Massamba; Black, William C. (PLOS, 2016-04)
      Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue, yellow fever and Zika flaviviruses, consists of at least two subspecies. Aedes aegypti (Aaa) is light in color, has pale scales on the first abdominal tergite, oviposits in ...
    • Effects of La Crosse virus infection on the host-seeking behavior and levels of two neurotransmitters in Aedes triseriatus 

      Yang, Fan; Chan, Kevin; Brewster, Carlyle C.; Paulson, Sally L. (2019-08-09)
      Abstract Background La Crosse virus (LACV) infection has been shown to manipulate the blood-feeding behaviors of its main vector, Aedes triseriatus. Here, we investigated the ...
    • Optimization of sand fly embryo microinjection for gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 

      Martin-Martin, Ines; Aryan, Azadeh; Meneses, Claudio; Adelman, Zach N.; Calvo, Eric (PLOS, 2018-09)
      Background Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 technology has rapidly emerged as a very effective tool for gene editing. Although great advances on gene editing in the medical entomology ...
    • Faunistic inventory of Spheciformes wasps at three protected areas in Portugal 

      Vieira, L. C.; Oliveira, N. G.; Brewster, C. C.; Gayubo, S. F. (Entomological Society of America, 2013-10-26)
      The importance of considering insects in the protection of biodiversity has been recently recognized. However, despite the importance of Spheciformes wasps (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae) in natural ...
    • In-Hive Acaricides Alter Biochemical and Morphological Indicators of Honey Bee Nutrition, Immunity, and Development 

      Reeves, Alison M.; O'Neal, Scott T.; Fell, Richard D.; Brewster, Carlyle C.; Anderson, Troy D. (Entomological Society of America, 2018-09-29)
      The honey bee is a widely managed crop pollinator that provides the agricultural industry with the sustainability and economic viability needed to satisfy the food and fiber needs of our society. Excessive exposure to ...
    • Chlorothalonil Exposure Alters Virus Susceptibility and Markers of Immunity, Nutrition, and Development in Honey Bees 

      O'Neal, Scott T.; Reeves, Alison M.; Fell, Richard D.; Brewster, Carlyle C.; Anderson, Troy D. (Entomological Society of America, 2019-05-23)
      Chlorothalonil is a broad spectrum chloronitrile fungicide that has been identified as one of the most common pesticide contaminants found in managed honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis mellifera L.), their food stores, ...
    • The Prediapause Stage of Aedes japonicus japonicus and the Evolution of Embryonic Diapause in Aedini 

      Bova, Jake; Soghigian, John; Paulson, Sally (MDPI, 2019-07-25)
      The genus Aedes is well known for its desiccation-resistant eggs, which frequently serve as an overwintering mechanism through diapause. Despite this, relatively little is known about the diapause and overwintering ...
    • Harlequin Bug Biology and Pest Management in Brassicaceous Crops 

      Wallingford, A. K.; Kuhar, T. P.; Schultz, P. B.; Freeman, J. H. (Entomological Society of America, 2011-04-01)
      Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), is a piercing-sucking pest of brassicaceous crops, particularly in the southern United States. The pest typically completes two to four generations per year, and overwinters as ...
    • Drip Chemigation of Insecticides as a Pest Management Tool in Vegetable Production 

      Ghidiu, Gerald; Kuhar, Thomas; Palumbo, John; Schuster, David (Entomological Society of America, 2012-09-01)
      Drip, or trickle, irrigation was used as early as the late 1800s, although it was not until the development of modern plastics during World War II that drip irrigation became economically possible. Developed initially to ...
    • Biology and Management of the Green Stink Bug 

      Kamminga, K. L.; Koppel, A. L.; Herbert, D. A., Jr.; Kuhar, T. P. (Entomological Society of America, 2012-12-01)
      The green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare (Say) [Chinavia hilaris (Say)] (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is one of the most damaging native stink bug species in the United States. It is a pest of economic importance in a variety ...
    • Fifty Years of Cereal Leaf Beetle in the U.S.: An Update on Its Biology, Management, and Current Research 

      Philips, C. R.; Herbert, D. A.; Kuhar, T. P.; Reisig, D. D.; Thomason, W. E.; Malone, S. (Entomological Society of America, 2011-10-01)
      Cereal leaf beetle, Oulema melanopus L., is an introduced insect pest of small grains first recorded in the United States in the early 1960s. Since its introduction from Europe or Asia into Michigan, cereal leaf beetle has ...
    • Managing Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance: New Tools and Strategies for the Next Decade of Pest Control in Potato 

      Huseth, Anders S.; Groves, Russell L.; Chapman, Scott A.; Alyokhin, Andrei; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Macrae, Ian V.; Szendrei, Zsofia; Nault, Brian A. (Entomological Society of America, 2014-12-01)
      Neonicotinoid insecticides have been the most common management tool for Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), infestations in cultivated potato for nearly 20 yr. The relative ease of applying neonicotinoids ...
    • Grape Root Borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae): An Economic Pest of Commercial Vineyards in the Eastern United States 

      Rijal, Jhalendra P.; Bergh, J. Christopher (Entomological Society of America, 2017-01)
      Grape root borer, Vitacea polistiformis (Harris; Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) is indigenous to the eastern United States and an economically important pest of commercial vineyards much of that region. After eclosion from eggs ...
    • Follower Position Does Not Affect Waggle Dance Information Transfer 

      Kietzman, Parry M.; Visscher, P. Kirk (Hindawi Publishing Corp, 2019-03-03)
      It is known that the honey bee waggle dance communicates the distance and direction of some item of interest, most commonly a food source, to nestmates. Previous work suggests that, in order to successfully acquire the ...