Thomas C Baker

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Working range of stimulus flux transduction determines dendrite size and relative number of pheromone component receptor neurons in moths
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 37:299-313. 2012
  2. pmc Malaria mosquitoes attracted by fatal fungus
    Justin George
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e62632. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Balanced olfactory antagonism as a concept for understanding evolutionary shifts in moth sex pheromone blends
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:971-81. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Inheritance of olfactory preferences II. Olfactory receptor neuron responses from Heliothis subflexa x Heliothis virescens hybrid male moths
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Lab, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 68:75-89. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A comparison of responses from olfactory receptor neurons of Heliothis subflexa and Heliothis virescens to components of their sex pheromone
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Pesticide Research Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 190:155-65. 2004
  6. pmc Representations of odor plume flux are accentuated deep within the moth brain
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    J Biol 8:16. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Nearest neural neighbors: moth sex pheromone receptors HR11 and HR13
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 34:465-8. 2009
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Working range of stimulus flux transduction determines dendrite size and relative number of pheromone component receptor neurons in moths
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 37:299-313. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Malaria mosquitoes attracted by fatal fungus
    Justin George
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e62632. 2013
    ..The exact mechanisms involved in this behavior remain unclear. Nonetheless, our results indicate that biopesticidal formulations comprising B. bassiana spores will be conducive to attraction and on-source visitation by malaria vectors...
  3. doi request reprint Balanced olfactory antagonism as a concept for understanding evolutionary shifts in moth sex pheromone blends
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:971-81. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Inheritance of olfactory preferences II. Olfactory receptor neuron responses from Heliothis subflexa x Heliothis virescens hybrid male moths
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Lab, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 68:75-89. 2006
    ..subflexa, and SV hybrid male pheromone ORN responsiveness to Z9-16:Ald and Z9-14:Ald are most logically explained by an increased or decreased co-expression of two different odorant receptors for each of these compounds on the same ORN...
  5. ncbi request reprint A comparison of responses from olfactory receptor neurons of Heliothis subflexa and Heliothis virescens to components of their sex pheromone
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Pesticide Research Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 190:155-65. 2004
    ..The behavioral requirements of males of these two species for distinct pheromonal blends was, therefore, reflected by the subtle differences in the tuning properties of antennal olfactory receptor neurons...
  6. pmc Representations of odor plume flux are accentuated deep within the moth brain
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    J Biol 8:16. 2009
    ..A new study published in the Journal of Biology now shows that odor time resolution also depends on the normal functioning of such pathways...
  7. doi request reprint Nearest neural neighbors: moth sex pheromone receptors HR11 and HR13
    Thomas C Baker
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 34:465-8. 2009
    ..virescens major pheromone component. Although the ligand for HR11 is not yet known, mapping this OR to this particular ORN represents a key advance in piecing together the puzzle of H. virescens sex pheromone olfaction...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc 'Manipulation' without the parasite: altered feeding behaviour of mosquitoes is not dependent on infection with malaria parasites
    Lauren J Cator
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130711. 2013
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the feeding behaviour of female mosquitoes is altered by Plasmodium, but question the extent to which this is owing to active manipulation by malaria parasites of host behaviour...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Altered olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness is correlated with a shift in behavioral response in an evolved colony of the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni
    Michael J Domingue
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:405-15. 2009
    ..Thus, peripheral olfactory alterations have occurred in T. ni males that are correlated with the evolution of the more broadly tuned, but less sensitive, behavioral response profile...
  14. doi request reprint Differences in cuticular lipid composition of the antennae of Helicoverpa zea, Heliothis virescens, and Manduca sexta
    Katalin Böröczky
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 54:1385-91. 2008
    ..Although the composition of the cuticular coating of M. sexta differed greatly from that of the other two species, the extractable coatings of the antennae of male and female M. sexta were nearly identical...
  15. pmc Reduction in host-finding behaviour in fungus-infected mosquitoes is correlated with reduction in olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness
    Justin George
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Malar J 10:219. 2011
    ..Fungal entomopathogens formulated as biopesticides and applied as insecticide residual sprays could augment current control strategies and mitigate the evolution of resistance to chemical-based insecticides...
  16. ncbi request reprint Glomerular targets of Heliothis subflexa male olfactory receptor neurons housed within long trichoid sensilla
    Seong Gyu Lee
    Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 31:821-34. 2006
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  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. ncbi request reprint Antennal lobe projection destinations of Helicoverpa zea male olfactory receptor neurons responsive to heliothine sex pheromone components
    Seong Gyu Lee
    Chemical Ecology Lab, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:351-63. 2006
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  19. doi request reprint Chopper-stabilized gas chromatography-electroantennography: Part I. background, signal processing and example
    Andrew J Myrick
    Dept of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, 104 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Biosens Bioelectron 31:197-204. 2012
    ..Although the degree of improvement is expected to vary with insect species, odor, and insect preparation, under most circumstances a more sensitive and robust GC-EAD instrument will result from the application of this technique...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Incomplete electrical isolation of sex-pheromone responsive olfactory receptor neurons from neighboring sensilla
    Seong Gyu Lee
    Center for Chemical Ecology and Department of Entomology, Penn State University, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    J Insect Physiol 54:663-71. 2008
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  22. pmc Mechanism for saltational shifts in pheromone communication systems
    Thomas C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, 411 Science II, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13368-70. 2002
  23. doi request reprint Detection and discrimination of mixed odor strands in overlapping plumes using an insect-antenna-based chemosensor system
    Andrew J Myrick
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:118-30. 2009
    ..These experiments demonstrate the chemosensor's potential to be used for measuring odor stimulus situations in more complex multiple-plume environments...
  24. doi request reprint Moth olfactory trichoid sensilla exhibit nanoscale-level heterogeneity in surface lipid properties
    Masato M Maitani
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Arthropod Struct Dev 39:1-16. 2010
    ..ornatrix do not exhibit such surface chemical heterogeneity, and this species-difference may be due to the usage by U. ornatrix of hydrocarbon molecules rather than aldehydes for their sex pheromone components...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attraction of two lacewing species to volatiles produced by host plants and aphid prey
    J Zhu
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50010, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 92:277-81. 2005
    ..oculata adults. Single sensillum recordings showed that the olfactory neurons of C. carnea responded to both 2-phenylethanol and aphid sex pheromone components, but those of C. oculata only responded to the latter...
  26. ncbi request reprint Identification of odors from overripe mango that attract vinegar flies, Drosophila melanogaster
    Junwei Zhu
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:899-909. 2003
    ..This blend also attracted four times more flies than traps baited with overripe mango or unripe mango. However, in field trials, the blend was not as attractive as suggested by the laboratory bioassay...
  27. ncbi request reprint Host plant volatiles synergize responses of sex pheromone-specific olfactory receptor neurons in male Helicoverpa zea
    S A Ochieng
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:325-33. 2002
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  28. doi request reprint Interspecific pheromone plume interference among sympatric heliothine moths: a wind tunnel test using live, calling females
    Jonathan P Lelito
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:725-33. 2008
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  29. doi request reprint Behavioral evidence for a contact sex pheromone component of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire
    Jonathan P Lelito
    Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:104-10. 2009
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  30. ncbi request reprint Odor discrimination using insect electroantennogram responses from an insect antennal array
    Kye Chung Park
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, 407 Science II, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Chem Senses 27:343-52. 2002
    ..Regardless of insect species or EAG amplitudes, antennae on the Quadro-probe maintained their responsiveness with higher than 1 peak/s of time resolution...
  31. ncbi request reprint Behavioral antagonism in the moth Helicoverpa zea in response to pheromone blends of three sympatric heliothine moth species is explained by one type of antennal neuron
    T C Baker
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames 50011, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 855:511-3. 1998
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  32. ncbi request reprint Unusual pheromone receptor neuron responses in heliothine moth antennae derived from inter-species imaginal disc transplantation
    S A Ochieng
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 189:19-28. 2003
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Evaluating the use of male-produced pheromone components and plant volatiles in two trap designs to monitor Anoplophora glabripennis
    M E Nehme
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Environ Entomol 39:169-76. 2010
    ..glabripennis in the field...
  34. ncbi request reprint Attraction of Anoplophora glabripennis to male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles
    M E Nehme
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Environ Entomol 38:1745-55. 2009
    ..glabripennis male-produced pheromone and suggest that it has a role in mate-finding. It is also a first step toward the development of an efficient trap design and lure combination to monitor A. glabripennis infestations in the field...
  35. ncbi request reprint Perception of conspecific female pheromone stimulates female calling in an arctiid moth, Utetheisa ornatrix
    Hangkyo Lim
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:1257-71. 2007
    ..Possible explanations for these unexpected findings are discussed...