Wendell L Roelofs

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evolution of moth sex pheromones via ancestral genes
    Wendell L Roelofs
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13621-6. 2002
  2. pmc Molecular genetics and evolution of pheromone biosynthesis in Lepidoptera
    Wendell L Roelofs
    New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9179-84. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Desaturases from the spotted fireworm moth (Choristoneura parallela) shed light on the evolutionary origins of novel moth sex pheromone desaturases
    Weitian Liu
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Gene 342:303-11. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure
    Gregory M Loeb
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Environ Entomol 40:1511-22. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Receptor expression and sympatric speciation: unique olfactory receptor neuron responses in F1 hybrid Rhagoletis populations
    Shannon B Olsson
    Department of Entomology, Barton Lab, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:3729-41. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The chemosensory basis for behavioral divergence involved in sympatric host shifts II: olfactory receptor neuron sensitivity and temporal firing pattern to individual key host volatiles
    Shannon B Olsson
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:289-300. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Olfactory neuron responsiveness and pheromone blend preference in hybrids between Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 54:1261-70. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana)
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, NYS Agricultural Experimental Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:1180-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Influence of trap design on upwind flight behavior and capture of female grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a kairomone lure
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Environ Entomol 42:150-7. 2013
  10. pmc Characterization of Z/E11- and Z9-desaturases from the obliquebanded leafroller moth, Choristoneura rosaceana
    Guixia Hao
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Insect Sci 2:26. 2002

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Publications35

  1. pmc Evolution of moth sex pheromones via ancestral genes
    Wendell L Roelofs
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13621-6. 2002
    ..Their presence would allow for asymmetric tracking of male response to the new blend and, thus, evolution of an Ostrinia species with structurally different sex pheromone components...
  2. pmc Molecular genetics and evolution of pheromone biosynthesis in Lepidoptera
    Wendell L Roelofs
    New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9179-84. 2003
    ..This mode of evolution seems to play a role in moth speciation, as exemplified by the case of the Asian corn borer and European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis species...
  3. ncbi request reprint Desaturases from the spotted fireworm moth (Choristoneura parallela) shed light on the evolutionary origins of novel moth sex pheromone desaturases
    Weitian Liu
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Gene 342:303-11. 2004
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure
    Gregory M Loeb
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Environ Entomol 40:1511-22. 2011
    ..Although effective, panel traps baited with synthetic host lures were time consuming to deploy and maintain and captured relatively few moths making them impractical, in the current design, for commercial purposes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Receptor expression and sympatric speciation: unique olfactory receptor neuron responses in F1 hybrid Rhagoletis populations
    Shannon B Olsson
    Department of Entomology, Barton Lab, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:3729-41. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The chemosensory basis for behavioral divergence involved in sympatric host shifts II: olfactory receptor neuron sensitivity and temporal firing pattern to individual key host volatiles
    Shannon B Olsson
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:289-300. 2006
    ..It is concluded that such variability in peripheral sensitivity and temporal firing pattern could influence host preference and contribute to host fidelity and sympatric host shifts in the Rhagoletis complex...
  7. doi request reprint Olfactory neuron responsiveness and pheromone blend preference in hybrids between Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 54:1261-70. 2008
    ..This finding points toward a distinct evolutionary role for this ORN in allowing a pheromone shift...
  8. doi request reprint Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana)
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, NYS Agricultural Experimental Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:1180-9. 2008
    ..Coupled with relatively low field catches, this suggests that additional host finding cues need to be identified to improve trap efficacy...
  9. doi request reprint Influence of trap design on upwind flight behavior and capture of female grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a kairomone lure
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Environ Entomol 42:150-7. 2013
    ....
  10. pmc Characterization of Z/E11- and Z9-desaturases from the obliquebanded leafroller moth, Choristoneura rosaceana
    Guixia Hao
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Insect Sci 2:26. 2002
    ..A metabolic Z9-desaturase also was cloned from fat body of this species, and proved to be in the class that produces more Z9-16:Acid than Z9-18:Acid...
  11. doi request reprint Sex pheromone of the scarab beetle Phyllophaga (Phytalus) georgiana (horn)
    Paul S Robbins
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:336-41. 2009
    ..georgiana as well as for three other species, P. anxia (both northern and southern genitalic forms), P. gracilis, and P. postrema. The latter three species were captured in traps baited with L-isoleucine methyl ester...
  12. doi request reprint Homology of olfactory receptor neuron response characteristics inferred from hybrids between Asian and European corn borer moths (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Lab, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 56:73-80. 2010
    ..While the two ECB pheromone races have similar ORN tuning properties that are different from those in ACB, the spike-amplitude patterns of ECB E-strain and ACB have greater homology when compared to ECB Z-strain...
  13. ncbi request reprint Moth desaturase characterized that produces both Z and E isomers of delta 11-tetradecenoic acids
    Weitian Liu
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:1489-95. 2002
    ....
  14. pmc Eavesdropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17033. 2011
    ..Such plasticity may be critical for phytophagous insects to successfully eavesdrop on variable host plant volatile signals...
  15. ncbi request reprint Altered olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness in rare Ostrinia nubilalis males attracted to the O. furnacalis pheromone blend
    Michael J Domingue
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 53:1063-71. 2007
    ..These differences in ORN tuning in rare males will tend to create an ORN firing ratio between the large- and small-spiking ORNs in response to the O. furnacalis blend that is similar to that elicited by the O. nubilalis blend...
  16. ncbi request reprint Support for (Z)-11-hexadecanal as a pheromone antagonist in Ostrinia nubilalis: flight tunnel and single sensillum studies with a New York population
    Charles E Linn
    Department of Entomology, Barton Lab, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, New York 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:909-21. 2007
    ..Our results show that the antagonism is not confined to one geographic region, is specific for Z11-16:Ald, and that antagonist pathways might have the potential for processing a number of structurally similar compounds...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evidence of olfactory antagonistic imposition as a facilitator of evolutionary shifts in pheromone blend usage in Ostrinia spp. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 53:488-96. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Novel sex pheromone desaturases in the genomes of corn borers generated through gene duplication and retroposon fusion
    Bingye Xue
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4467-72. 2007
    ..The existence of cryptic desaturase genes in moth genomes indicates that the evolution of moth sex pheromone desaturases in general is much more complex than previously recognized...
  19. pmc Gene characterized for membrane desaturase that produces (E)-11 isomers of mono- and diunsaturated fatty acids
    Weitian Liu
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:620-4. 2002
    ..A pheromone-gland Z9-desaturase gene also was found with the light brown apple moth that differed in its deduced amino acid sequence (66% identity) with the metabolic Z9-desaturase from fat body in this species...
  20. pmc Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in the United States and Canada using sex attractants
    Paul S Robbins
    Cornell University, New York State Agriculture Experiment Station, Geneva, NY, USA
    J Insect Sci 6:1-124. 2006
    ..In southeastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island, in the United States, P. anxia males were captured with blends of L-valine methyl ester and L-isoleucine methyl ester...
  21. ncbi request reprint The chemosensory basis for behavioral divergence involved in sympatric host shifts. I. Characterizing olfactory receptor neuron classes responding to key host volatiles
    Shannon B Olsson
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:279-88. 2006
    ..Our results do not support the hypothesis that differences in host preference among Rhagoletis populations are a result of alterations in the number or class of receptor neurons responding to host volatiles...
  22. ncbi request reprint Identification of the sex pheromone of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica
    Satoshi Nojima
    Department of Entomology, New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Science 307:1104-6. 2005
    ..The synthetic pheromone was active in behavioral assays and highly effective in field trapping tests, which suggest that it may provide a new tool in cockroach population detection, monitoring, and control...
  23. doi request reprint Experimental evidence for three pheromone races of the scarab beetle Phyllophaga anxia (LeConte)
    Paul S Robbins
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:205-14. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of egg-to-adult development time and adult age on olfactory neuron response to semiochemicals in European corn borers
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 52:975-83. 2006
    ..The likelihood of (Z)-12-tetradecenyl acetate stimulating a neuron similar in spike shape and waveform to that responding to (E)-11-tetradecenyl acetate increased with development time...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sex pheromone of the cranberry root grub Lichnanthe vulpina
    Paul S Robbins
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 32:1663-72. 2006
    ..A test of trap vane colors indicated that traps with green or black vanes maximized target male catch while minimizing nontarget catch of important cranberry pollinators...
  26. ncbi request reprint L-leucine methyl ester: the female-produced sex pheromone of the scarab beetle, Phyllophaga lanceolata
    Satoshi Nojima
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New York 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:2439-46. 2003
    ..lanceolata males. Males of P. squamipilosa were also captured using L-leucine methyl ester. This is the first record of P. squamipilosa from Kansas...
  27. doi request reprint The response to selection for broad male response to female sex pheromone and its implications for divergence in close-range mating behavior in the European corn borer moth, Ostrinia nubilalis
    David C Droney
    Department of Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1504-12. 2012
    ..These results are discussed in the context of evolution of novel communication systems in Ostrinia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Vittatalactone, a beta-lactone from the striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma vittatum
    Bruce D Morris
    Department of Entomology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105, USA
    J Nat Prod 68:26-30. 2005
    ..Biological activity of 1, possibly as an aggregation pheromone for A. vittatum, was indicated by electrophysiological studies using beetle antennae and by the production of 1 by feeding male, and not female, beetles...
  29. ncbi request reprint More rare males in Ostrinia: response of Asian corn borer moths to the sex pheromone of the European corn borer
    Charles E Linn
    Department of Entomology, Barton Lab, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, 630 W North Street, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:199-212. 2007
    ..Male ACB also flew upwind in high proportions to a broader range of ratios of Z/E12-14:OAc (80:20 to 20:80) than was previously observed for either of the ECB races...
  30. doi request reprint Flight tunnel responses of female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana) to host plants
    Dong H Cha
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, 630 W North St, NYS Agricultural Experimental Station, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:622-7. 2008
    ..Consideration of these factors in flight tunnel assays will aid in the development of a synthetic lure that can be used to monitor female moths in the field...
  31. pmc Postzygotic isolating factor in sympatric speciation in Rhagoletis flies: reduced response of hybrids to parental host-fruit odors
    Charles E Linn
    Department of Entomology, Barton Laboratory, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17753-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, host-specific mating may play a dual role as an important postzygotic as well as a premating reproductive barrier to isolate sympatric Rhagoletis flies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Submicro scale NMR sample preparation for volatile chemicals
    Satoshi Nojima
    Department of Entomology, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University Geneva, New York, USA
    J Chem Ecol 30:2153-61. 2004
    ..05 to 0.5 microg. The purity of the acquired NMR samples was sufficient for high sensitive NMR analyses including two dimensional experiments...
  33. ncbi request reprint Male-specific EAD active compounds produced by female European chafer Rhizotrogus majalis (Razoumowsky)
    Satoshi Nojima
    Department of Entomology, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:503-7. 2003
    ..No behavioral role for any of the EAD active compounds could be discerned with this species...
  34. ncbi request reprint Expression and evolution of delta9 and delta11 desaturase genes in the moth Spodoptera littoralis
    Sergio Rodriguez
    Department of Biological Organic Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, IBMB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:1315-28. 2004
    ..Despite having all the characteristics of a desaturase gene, no function could be found for Sls-FL4...
  35. ncbi request reprint Identification of the female-produced sex pheromone of the scarab beetle, Hoplia equina
    Aijun Zhang
    USDA ARS, Chemicals Affecting Insect Behavior Laboratory, BARC W Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:1635-42. 2003
    ..Combining any of the other seven antennally active compounds with 2-tetradecanone did not increase male capture...