Michael A Birkett

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Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Developments in aspects of ecological phytochemistry: the role of cis-jasmone in inducible defence systems in plants
    John A Pickett
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    Phytochemistry 68:2937-45. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of the Scottish biting midge and their potential use as repellents
    James G Logan
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Med Entomol 46:208-19. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites
    Michael A Birkett
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phytochemistry 72:109-14. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Antiectoparasitic activity of the gum resin, gum haggar, from the East African plant, Commiphora holtziana
    Michael A Birkett
    Centre for Sustainable Pest and Disease Management, Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Phytochemistry 69:1710-5. 2008
  5. pmc cis-Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids
    Toby J A Bruce
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4553-8. 2008
  6. pmc Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior
    Michael H Beale
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10509-13. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Response of economically important aphids to components of Hemizygia petiolata essential oil
    Toby Ja Bruce
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 61:1115-21. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capsicum annum, by cis-jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour
    Sarah Y Dewhirst
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 68:1419-29. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Dolichodial: a new aphid sex pheromone component?
    Sarah Y Dewhirst
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:1575-83. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
    James G Logan
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:308-22. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Developments in aspects of ecological phytochemistry: the role of cis-jasmone in inducible defence systems in plants
    John A Pickett
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    Phytochemistry 68:2937-45. 2007
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  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of the Scottish biting midge and their potential use as repellents
    James G Logan
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Med Entomol 46:208-19. 2009
    ..4, 74.2, and 31.6% at hours 0, 1, 2, and 3, respectively) in the field and have the potential to be developed as novel repellents...
  3. doi request reprint Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites
    Michael A Birkett
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phytochemistry 72:109-14. 2011
    ..e. unfractionated, Nepeta spp. oils offer potentially greater protection, due to the presence of both nepetalactone isomers and other components such as (E)-(1R,9S)-caryophyllene...
  4. doi request reprint Antiectoparasitic activity of the gum resin, gum haggar, from the East African plant, Commiphora holtziana
    Michael A Birkett
    Centre for Sustainable Pest and Disease Management, Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Phytochemistry 69:1710-5. 2008
    ..These findings provide a scientific basis for the observed anti-tick properties of gum haggar, and demonstrate the potential for its development as a general acarine repellent for use in animal husbandry systems...
  5. pmc cis-Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids
    Toby J A Bruce
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4553-8. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior
    Michael H Beale
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10509-13. 2006
    ..Here, we report the transformation of a plant to produce an insect pheromone and demonstrate that the resulting emission affects behavioral responses at two trophic levels...
  7. ncbi request reprint Response of economically important aphids to components of Hemizygia petiolata essential oil
    Toby Ja Bruce
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 61:1115-21. 2005
    ..In field plot experiments, numbers of A. pisum were significantly reduced in plots treated with a slow release formulation of the oil, when compared with control plots...
  8. doi request reprint Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capsicum annum, by cis-jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour
    Sarah Y Dewhirst
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 68:1419-29. 2012
    ..Therefore, sweet pepper plants were treated with the naturally occurring plant defence activator cis-jasmone, and its impact upon the behaviour and development of aphids and aphid parasitoids was investigated...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dolichodial: a new aphid sex pheromone component?
    Sarah Y Dewhirst
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:1575-83. 2008
    ..This is the first report of electrophysiological and behavioral responses from any aphid morph to (1S,2R,3S)-dolichodial. Whether or not (1S,2R,3S)-dolichodial is a third component of the aphid sex pheromone is discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
    James G Logan
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:308-22. 2008
    ..Thus, unattractiveness of individuals may result from a repellent, or attractant "masking," mechanism...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antennal electrophysiological responses of three parasitic wasps to caterpillar-induced volatiles from maize (Zea mays mays), cotton (Gossypium herbaceum), and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)
    Sandrine Gouinguené
    BCH Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 31:1023-38. 2005
    ..These results indicate that wasps are able to detect many odorant compounds released by the plants. It remains to be determined how this information is processed and leads to the specific behavior of the parasitoids...
  12. pmc Is quality more important than quantity? Insect behavioural responses to changes in a volatile blend after stemborer oviposition on an African grass
    Toby J A Bruce
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK
    Biol Lett 6:314-7. 2010
    ..Our results show that insect responses are dependent on the quality of volatile emission rather than merely the quantity in this multitrophic interaction...
  13. pmc Delivering sustainable crop protection systems via the seed: exploiting natural constitutive and inducible defence pathways
    John A Pickett
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 369:20120281. 2014
    ..Evidence of success and promise is given for pest management in industrial and developing agriculture. Additionally, opportunities for solving wider problems of sustainable crop protection, and also production, are discussed. ..
  14. pmc DEET repels ORNery mosquitoes
    John A Pickett
    Department of Biological Chemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13195-6. 2008
  15. doi request reprint Development of a female attractant for the click beetle pest Agriotes brevis
    József Vuts
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 70:610-4. 2014
    ..The aim was to identify and field test volatile compounds from M. sativa and L. italicum leaves...
  16. doi request reprint Identification of host kairomones from maize, Zea mays, for the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais
    Donald A Ukeh
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 38:1402-9. 2012
    ..A 3-component synthetic blend of the identified compounds was significantly attractive to both sexes of the weevil. These host kairomones could be deployed in semiochemical based monitoring and management of S. zeamais in the tropics...
  17. ncbi request reprint Responses of female orange wheat Blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana, to wheat panicle volatiles
    Michael A Birkett
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 30:1319-28. 2004
    ..However, the six-component blend and a blend of acetophenone, (Z)-3-hexenyl acetate, and 3-carene, in the same ratio and concentration as in a natural sample, was as attractive to female S. mosellana as the whole air entrainment sample...
  18. ncbi request reprint Aphid sex pheromones: from discovery to commercial production
    Michael A Birkett
    Biological Chemistry Division, Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK
    Phytochemistry 62:651-6. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Response of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius funebris to volatiles from undamaged and aphid-infested Centaurea nigra
    Martín Pareja
    Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 33:695-710. 2007
    ..A. funebris appears to be using a combination of chemical cues to locate host-infested plants...
  20. doi request reprint Isolation and identification of host cues from mango, Mangifera indica, that attract gravid female oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis
    Pagadala D Kamala Jayanthi
    Department of Biological Chemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 38:361-9. 2012
    ..001), and in a choice test, fruit flies did not show any preference for the natural samples over the synthetic blends. Results are discussed in relation to developing a lure for female B. dorsalis to bait traps with...
  21. ncbi request reprint Semiochemicals for biting fly control: their identification and exploitation
    James G Logan
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 63:647-57. 2007
    ..Exciting new chemical ecology tools and control technologies for the future are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Chemical ecology of animal and human pathogen vectors in a changing global climate
    John A Pickett
    Centre for Sustainable Pest and Disease Management, Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    J Chem Ecol 36:113-21. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Semiochemistry of the Scarabaeoidea
    József Vuts
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK
    J Chem Ecol 40:190-210. 2014
    ..This paper is a review of the role and identity of the semiochemicals of the Scarabaeoidea, with comments on possible future research and applied opportunities in the field of chemical ecology. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the odorant-binding protein LUSH of Drosophila melanogaster: evidence for odour recognition and discrimination
    Jing Jiang Zhou
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    FEBS Lett 558:23-6. 2004
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Antifeedant compounds from three species of Apiaceae active against the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum (Muller)
    Michael A Birkett
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden Herts AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 30:563-76. 2004
    ..maculatum. The role of potentially toxic alkaloids as semiochemicals and the potential for using such compounds as crop protection agents to prevent slug feeding damage is discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Aphid antixenosis in cotton is activated by the natural plant defence elicitor cis-jasmone
    Mahabaleshwar Hegde
    Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Pin 580005, Karnataka, India
    Phytochemistry 78:81-8. 2012
    ..gossypii was present. The results in this study show that CJ can induce the production of A. gossypii-induced VOCs from G. hirsutum, with potential for deployment in novel crop protection strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Semiochemical strategies for sea louse control: host location cues
    Anna Ingvarsdottir
    Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 58:537-45. 2002
    ..Future work involving linked GC-MS techniques using behaviour, electrophysiological responses, and organolepsis will establish further host location cues specific to Atlantic salmon...
  28. ncbi request reprint The role of semiochemicals in the avoidance of the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata, by the aphid parasitoid, Aphidius ervi
    Yoshitaka Nakashima
    Laboratory of Entomology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080 8555, Japan
    J Chem Ecol 30:1103-16. 2004
    ..The ecological significance of intraguild avoidance behavior and implications for possible use of the semiochemicals involved in future biological control programs are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Identification of two sex pheromone components of the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas)
    Seyed H Goldansaz
    Departement de Biologie, Universite Laval, Ste Foy, Quebec Canada G1K 7P4
    J Chem Ecol 30:819-34. 2004
    ..Under field conditions, few M. euphorbiae males were captured in traps baited with different ratios of the synthetic pheromone. Possible reasons for the different responses under laboratory and field conditions are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint Behavioral and olfactory responses of female Salaria pavo (Pisces: Blenniidae) to a putative multi-component male pheromone
    Rui M Serrano
    CCMAR CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005 139 Faro, Portugal
    J Chem Ecol 34:647-58. 2008
    ..The putative anal gland pheromone is possibly comprised of hydrophilic odorants, whereas the other component(s), presumably of gonadal origin, may be less water-soluble...
  31. ncbi request reprint cis-Jasmone induces accumulation of defence compounds in wheat, Triticum aestivum
    Maria C Blassioli Moraes
    Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Cx Postal 02372, Cep 70849 970 Brasília DF, Brazil
    Phytochemistry 69:9-17. 2008
    ..These results show, for the first time, that cis-jasmone also induces selective production of secondary metabolites that are capable of directly reducing development of pests, diseases and weeds...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chemically mediated intraguild predator avoidance by aphid parasitoids: interspecific variability in sensitivity to semiochemical trails of ladybird predators
    Yoshitaka Nakashima
    Laboratory of Entomology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, 080 8555, Japan
    J Chem Ecol 32:1989-98. 2006
    ..septempunctata trails than in those of A. bipunctata. The trails of the two species also differ qualitatively in the other hydrocarbons present...
  33. ncbi request reprint Laboratory and field responses of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, to plant-derived Culex spp. oviposition pheromone and the oviposition cue skatole
    Timothy O Olagbemiro
    Department of Chemistry, Abubakar Tafewa Balewa University, PMB 248 Bauchi, Nigeria
    J Chem Ecol 30:965-76. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the efficacy of mosquito pheromone produced from a cheap, renewable botanical source has been demonstrated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Role of semiochemicals in mate location by parasitic sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis
    Anna Ingvarsdottir
    Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 28:2107-17. 2002
    ..This research provides evidence that small, lipophilic organic molecules are used by sea lice as sex pheromone signals to locate a member of the opposite sex...
  35. doi request reprint Host recognition by the specialist hoverfly Microdon mutabilis, a social parasite of the ant Formica lemani
    Karsten Schonrogge
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Wallingford, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:168-78. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in the context of four phases of host location behavior, and of the characteristics, which volatile cues should provide to be useful for an extreme specialist such as M. mutabilis...