Jay D Evans

Summary

Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Expression profiles during honeybee caste determination
    J D Evans
    Bee Research Lab, USDA ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Genome Biol 2:RESEARCH0001. 2001
  2. pmc Computational and transcriptional evidence for microRNAs in the honey bee genome
    Daniel B Weaver
    Bee Power, LP, Lynn Grove Road, 16481 CR 319, Navasota, TX 77868, USA
    Genome Biol 8:R97. 2007
  3. pmc Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera
    J D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:645-56. 2006
  4. ncbi Beepath: an ordered quantitative-PCR array for exploring honey bee immunity and disease
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, BARC East Bldg, 476 Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 93:135-9. 2006
  5. pmc Antagonistic interactions between honey bee bacterial symbionts and implications for disease
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg, 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Ecol 6:4. 2006
  6. ncbi Colony-level impacts of immune responsiveness in honey bees, Apis mellifera
    Jay D Evans
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    Evolution 59:2270-4. 2005
  7. ncbi Transcriptional immune responses by honey bee larvae during invasion by the bacterial pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 85:105-11. 2004
  8. ncbi Genetic evidence for coinfection of honey bees by acute bee paralysis and Kashmir bee viruses
    J D Evans
    Bee Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 78:189-93. 2001
  9. ncbi Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the important honey bee pest, Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae)
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 27:69-78. 2002
  10. pmc Beenomes to Bombyx: future directions in applied insect genomics
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Genome Biol 4:107. 2003

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Expression profiles during honeybee caste determination
    J D Evans
    Bee Research Lab, USDA ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Genome Biol 2:RESEARCH0001. 2001
    ..Here we use gene-expression profiles during honeybee caste determination to present the first genomic view of polyphenic development...
  2. pmc Computational and transcriptional evidence for microRNAs in the honey bee genome
    Daniel B Weaver
    Bee Power, LP, Lynn Grove Road, 16481 CR 319, Navasota, TX 77868, USA
    Genome Biol 8:R97. 2007
    ..The recently sequenced honey bee genome provides an opportunity to detect novel miRNAs in both this species and others, and to begin to infer the roles of miRNAs in honey bee development...
  3. pmc Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera
    J D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:645-56. 2006
    ..We suggest that an implied reduction in immune flexibility in bees reflects either the strength of social barriers to disease, or a tendency for bees to be attacked by a limited set of highly coevolved pathogens...
  4. ncbi Beepath: an ordered quantitative-PCR array for exploring honey bee immunity and disease
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, BARC East Bldg, 476 Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 93:135-9. 2006
    ..By using common platforms and chemistries (e.g., SYBR-Green intercalating dye), quantitative-PCR arrays such as the one described should have diverse uses in invertebrate pathology...
  5. pmc Antagonistic interactions between honey bee bacterial symbionts and implications for disease
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg, 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Ecol 6:4. 2006
    ..Bees carry a diverse assemblage of bacteria, very few of which appear to be pathogenic. Here we explore the inhibitory effects of these resident bacteria against the primary bacterial pathogen of honey bees, Paenibacillus larvae...
  6. ncbi Colony-level impacts of immune responsiveness in honey bees, Apis mellifera
    Jay D Evans
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    Evolution 59:2270-4. 2005
    ..The results show considerable variation across colonies in an immune trait important for survival, and point toward a significant trade-off between this trait and colony productivity...
  7. ncbi Transcriptional immune responses by honey bee larvae during invasion by the bacterial pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 85:105-11. 2004
    ..The implications of these results for current hypotheses related to disease tolerance in social insects are discussed, along with implications for breeding bees resistant to this important disease...
  8. ncbi Genetic evidence for coinfection of honey bees by acute bee paralysis and Kashmir bee viruses
    J D Evans
    Bee Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 78:189-93. 2001
    ..Implications of coinfection on viral efficacy are discussed, along with a restriction enzyme assay that can be used to discriminate between these two widespread viruses...
  9. ncbi Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the important honey bee pest, Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae)
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 27:69-78. 2002
    ..We describe a dispersed set of 45 oligonucleotide primers that can be used to address genetic questions in Varroa. A subset of these primers should be useful for taxonomic and phylogenetic studies in other mites and ticks...
  10. pmc Beenomes to Bombyx: future directions in applied insect genomics
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Genome Biol 4:107. 2003
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  11. ncbi Diverse origins of tetracycline resistance in the honey bee bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, BARC East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 83:46-50. 2003
    ..g., plasmid or conjugal transposon) route. The recency of OTC resistance in P. larvae across this broad survey area underscores the need to manage foulbrood infections carefully and to monitor populations for resistance...
  12. pmc Transcriptional response of honey bee larvae infected with the bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae
    Robert Scott Cornman
    Bee Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e65424. 2013
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  13. pmc Genome sequencing and comparative genomics of honey bee microsporidia, Nosema apis reveal novel insights into host-parasite interactions
    Yan Ping Chen
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Genomics 14:451. 2013
    ..ceranae. Genome sequencing of N. apis and comparative genome analysis with N. ceranae, a fully sequenced microsporidia species, reveal novel insights into host-parasite interactions underlying the parasite infections...
  14. doi Single and mixed-species trypanosome and microsporidia infections elicit distinct, ephemeral cellular and humoral immune responses in honey bees
    Ryan S Schwarz
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg 306, 10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 40:300-10. 2013
    ..We show that honey bees rapidly mount complex immune responses to both Nosema and Crithidia that are dynamic over time and that mixed-species infections significantly alter local and systemic immune gene transcription...
  15. pmc Transcriptome analysis of the honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis: implications for host pathogenesis
    R Scott Cornman
    Honey Bee Research Unit, USDA ARS, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:285. 2012
    ..Our goals were to further annotate the A. apis reference genome and to identify genes that are candidates for being differentially expressed during host infection versus axenic culture...
  16. pmc Population-genomic variation within RNA viruses of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, inferred from deep sequencing
    Robert Scott Cornman
    Bee Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Genomics 14:154. 2013
    ..All viral RNA was extracted from North American samples of honey bees or, in one case, the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor...
  17. doi Asymmetrical coexistence of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in honey bees
    Yanping Chen
    USDA ARS, Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 101:204-9. 2009
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  18. ncbi Bacterial probiotics induce an immune response in the honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, BARC East Building 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Econ Entomol 97:752-6. 2004
    ..It also is proposed that nonpathogenic bacteria can be used as a probiotic to enhance honey bee immunity, helping bee larvae, and other life stages, survive attacks from pathogens in the field...
  19. pmc Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies
    R Scott Cornman
    Bee Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e43562. 2012
    ..The results are discussed with respect to host-parasite interactions and other environmental stressors of honey bees...
  20. ncbi Variation and heritability in immune gene expression by diseased honeybees
    Laura I Decanini
    United States Dept Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Bee Research Laboratory, BARC East Building 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Hered 98:195-201. 2007
    ..The results help efforts to determine the relative effectiveness of social versus individual defenses by social insects toward their pathogens...
  21. pmc Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera
    Scott R Cornman
    USDA ARS, Bee Research Laboratory, 10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:602. 2010
    ..This sequence survey provides immediate resources for molecular and population-genetic analyses of Varroa-Apis interactions and defines the challenges ahead for a comprehensive Varroa genome project...
  22. pmc Morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic characterization of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite isolated from the European honey bee, Apis mellifera
    Yanping P Chen
    USDA ARS, Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 56:142-7. 2009
    ..Maximum parsimony analysis of the small subunit rRNA gene sequences showed that N. ceranae appeared to be more closely related to the wasp parasite, Nosema vespula, than to N. apis, a parasite infecting the same host...
  23. doi Effects of vaccination with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum on egg production and quality parameters of commercial layer hens previously vaccinated with 6/85-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum
    S A Leigh
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, South Central Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi, MS 39762, USA
    Poult Sci 89:501-4. 2010
    ..gallisepticum can be safely revaccinated with F-strain M. gallisepticum to increase protection from field strains while ameliorating the adverse effects associated with F-strain M. gallisepticum vaccination in layers post onset of lay...
  24. pmc Host-parasite interactions: resist or tolerate but never stop running
    Jay D Evans
    Bee Research Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture ARS, BARC E Building 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Biol Lett 5:721-2. 2009
    ..There was common ground throughout in developing methodologies and embracing what one of the organizers termed the 'interactome' between hosts and those which would exploit them...
  25. pmc Conditional immune-gene suppression of honeybees parasitized by Varroa mites
    Pamela G Gregory
    USDA ARS Honeybee Research Unit, 2413 E Hwy 83, Weslaco, Texas 78596, USA
    J Insect Sci 5:7. 2005
    ..All bees tested negative for acute paralysis and Kashmir bee viruses known to be vectored by V. destructor...
  26. ncbi Differentiation of Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine strains ts-11 and 6/85 from commonly used Mycoplasma gallisepticum challenge strains by PCR
    J D Evans
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 52:491-7. 2008
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  27. pmc Proteomic analyses of male contributions to honey bee sperm storage and mating
    A M Collins
    Growth Biology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:541-9. 2006
    ..MALDI-TOF spectra and more complete Mascot peptide mass fingerprinting data are available on request. Supplementary figs 1-3 show the stained protein gels...
  28. ncbi Eye surface area and dosage rates for spray vaccination
    J L Purswell
    USDA ARS Poultry Research Unit, P O Box 5367, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 54:1310-5. 2010
    ..This surface area was then used to estimate vaccine load for commercially available live MG vaccine sprayed through popular nozzles. Less than 3000 colony-forming units can be expected for direct deposition onto the surface of an eye...
  29. ncbi A chronicle of serologic response in commercial layer chickens to vaccination with commercial F strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine
    S L Branton
    AUSDA ARS South Central Poultry Research Laboratory, P O Box 5367, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 54:1108-11. 2010
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  30. ncbi A self-propelled, constant-speed spray vaccinator for commercial layer chickens
    S L Branton
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 49:147-51. 2005
    ..7 eggs/hen over a 45-wk laying period in MG-infected layers as compared with layers maintained free from infection with MG...
  31. ncbi Sperm storage and antioxidative enzyme expression in the honey bee, Apis mellifera
    A M Collins
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 13:141-6. 2004
    ..We also found measurable levels of catalase transcripts in honey bee semen. The presence of catalase transcripts in both reproductive tissues and semen in bees suggests that this enzyme might play a key role in antioxidative protection...
  32. ncbi The effects of increasing sodium chloride concentration on Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine survival in solution
    S A Leigh
    USDA, ARS South Central Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 52:136-8. 2008
    ..It was shown that a concentration of 1 x PBS prevented the two-fourfold decrease in MG viability seen when the vaccines were diluted with water alone...
  33. ncbi Effects of increased dosages of the Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine MYCOVAC-L in layer chickens subsequently challenged with virulent M. gallisepticum: egg production and serologic response
    J D Evans
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 51:912-7. 2007
    ..Comparisons among the nonchallenged experimental treatments indicated that vaccinations at the 15x MYCOVAC-L dosage rate were associated with a greater seroconversion rate at weeks 21, 27, and 44, but not at week 50...
  34. ncbi Effect of dosage and vaccination route on transmission of a live attenuated Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine: a broiler model
    J D Evans
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 53:416-20. 2009
    ..Among no other treatment was transmission of FVAX-MG detected. The results of the present study demonstrate that the dosage and vaccination route may have direct implications on subsequent transmission of FVAX-MG...
  35. doi Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels in honey bees Apis mellifera
    Humberto Boncristiani
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Insect Physiol 58:613-20. 2012
    ..These could potentially interfere with the health of individual honey bees and entire colonies...
  36. pmc Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees
    R Scott Cornman
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000466. 2009
    ..cuniculi. These comparisons provide insight into the architecture, regulation, and evolution of microsporidian genomes, and will drive investigations into honey bee-Nosema interactions...
  37. doi Bees brought to their knees: microbes affecting honey bee health
    Jay D Evans
    United States Department of Agriculture USDA Agricultural Research Service ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center BARC East Building 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Trends Microbiol 19:614-20. 2011
    ..Detailed studies of honey bee-pathogen dynamics will help efforts to keep this important pollinator healthy and will give general insights into both beneficial and harmful microbes confronting insect colonies...
  38. doi Socialized medicine: individual and communal disease barriers in honey bees
    Jay D Evans
    USDA ARS Bee Research Lab, BARC East Bldg 476, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 103:S62-72. 2010
    ..We discuss how human efforts to maintain healthy colonies intersect with similar efforts by the bees, and how bee management and breeding protocols can affect disease traits in the short and long term...
  39. ncbi Nosema ceranae is a long-present and wide-spread microsporidian infection of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the United States
    Yanping Chen
    USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Bldg 476, BARC East, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 97:186-8. 2008
    ..mellifera earlier than previously recognized. The spread of N. ceranae infection in A. mellifera warrants further epidemiological studies to identify conditions that resulted in such a widespread infection...
  40. ncbi Mycoplasma gallinarum infection in commercial layers and onset of fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome
    S L Branton
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, South Central Poultry Research Laboratory, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Avian Dis 47:458-62. 2003
    ..However, FLHS-associated mortality in each of the three trials was numerically greater for the control treatment...
  41. pmc Sweetness and light: illuminating the honey bee genome
    G E Robinson
    Bee Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, BARC E, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:535-9. 2006
  42. pmc Comparative analysis of serine protease-related genes in the honey bee genome: possible involvement in embryonic development and innate immunity
    Z Zou
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:603-14. 2006
    ..These results, taken together, provide a framework for designing experimental studies of the roles of SPs and related proteins in embryonic development and immune responses of A. mellifera...
  43. pmc Comparative genomic analysis of the Tribolium immune system
    Zhen Zou
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Genome Biol 8:R177. 2007
    ..We have annotated immunity-related genes and compared them with homologous molecules from other species...
  44. ncbi A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder
    Diana L Cox-Foster
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Science 318:283-7. 2007
    ..One organism, Israeli acute paralysis virus of bees, was strongly correlated with CCD...
  45. ncbi Dynamic evolution of the innate immune system in Drosophila
    Timothy B Sackton
    Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nat Genet 39:1461-8. 2007
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  46. ncbi Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
    Andrew G Clark
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nature 450:203-18. 2007
    ..These may prove to underlie differences in the ecology and behaviour of these diverse species...
  47. doi Virus infections in Brazilian honey bees
    Erica Weinstein Teixeira
    Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios, SAA SP, Av Prof Manoel Cesar Ribeiro, Pindamonhangaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Invertebr Pathol 99:117-9. 2008
    ..We also developed and validated a multiplex RT-PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of ABPV, BQCV, and DWV in Brazil...