Judith X Becerra

Summary

Affiliation: University of Arizona
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Sources and sinks of diversification and conservation priorities for the Mexican tropical dry forest
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3436. 2008
  2. pmc Synchronous coadaptation in an ancient case of herbivory
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:12804-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics of Blepharida beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) and relatives
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:107-17. 2004
  4. pmc Timing the origin and expansion of the Mexican tropical dry forest
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:10919-23. 2005
  5. pmc The impact of herbivore-plant coevolution on plant community structure
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7483-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint (R)-(-)-linalyl acetate and (S)-(-)-germacrene D from the leaves of Mexican Bursera linanoe
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Nat Prod Commun 5:351-4. 2010
  7. pmc Macroevolutionary chemical escalation in an ancient plant-herbivore arms race
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Biosphere, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:18062-6. 2009
  8. pmc Synergy versus potency in the defensive secretions from nymphs of two pentatomomorphan families (Hemiptera: Coreidae and Pentatomidae)
    Dorit Eliyahu
    Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1358-65. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Defensive roles of (E)-2-alkenals and related compounds in heteroptera
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1050-6. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Gut microbiota in nymph and adults of the giant mesquite bug (Thasus neocalifornicus) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) is dominated by Burkholderia acquired de novo every generation
    Sarai Olivier-Espejel
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Environ Entomol 40:1102-10. 2011

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. pmc Sources and sinks of diversification and conservation priorities for the Mexican tropical dry forest
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3436. 2008
    ..Only a few areas have functioned as major engines of diversification. Long-term preservation of biodiversity may be promoted by incorporation of such knowledge in decision-making...
  2. pmc Synchronous coadaptation in an ancient case of herbivory
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:12804-7. 2003
    ..The association between these two groups of organisms was determined to be about 112 million years old, the oldest age so far for a specialized plant-herbivore association...
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics of Blepharida beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) and relatives
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:107-17. 2004
    ..The analyses also identified four main groups of species within the New World Blepharida...
  4. pmc Timing the origin and expansion of the Mexican tropical dry forest
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:10919-23. 2005
    ....
  5. pmc The impact of herbivore-plant coevolution on plant community structure
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7483-8. 2007
    ..At fairly local scales and where herbivores have tight, one-to-one interactions with plants, communities have a strong pattern of chemical disparity...
  6. ncbi request reprint (R)-(-)-linalyl acetate and (S)-(-)-germacrene D from the leaves of Mexican Bursera linanoe
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Nat Prod Commun 5:351-4. 2010
    ..The chemically unique blend in the leaves of B. linanoe may act as a chemical barrier against its potential herbivores, Blepharida beetles that have a tendency for attacking chemically similar plants as hosts...
  7. pmc Macroevolutionary chemical escalation in an ancient plant-herbivore arms race
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Biosphere, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:18062-6. 2009
    ..Overall chemical diversity in the genus also increased, but not as fast as species diversity, possibly because of allopatric species gaining improved defense with compounds that are new locally, but already in existence elsewhere...
  8. pmc Synergy versus potency in the defensive secretions from nymphs of two pentatomomorphan families (Hemiptera: Coreidae and Pentatomidae)
    Dorit Eliyahu
    Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1358-65. 2012
    ..Thus, it seems that different groups of the infraorder diverged in their strategies involving defensive chemicals. Implications of this divergence are discussed...
  9. doi request reprint Defensive roles of (E)-2-alkenals and related compounds in heteroptera
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:1050-6. 2012
    ..Our results also suggest the repellents might intensify the visual defensive signals of aposematism (T. acutangulus nymphs) and mimicry (R. pedestris nymphs) in heteropteran bugs...
  10. doi request reprint Gut microbiota in nymph and adults of the giant mesquite bug (Thasus neocalifornicus) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) is dominated by Burkholderia acquired de novo every generation
    Sarai Olivier-Espejel
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Environ Entomol 40:1102-10. 2011
    ..However, this bacterium was also present in reproductive organs of adults, indicating that this symbiont is not specific to the gut...
  11. ncbi request reprint Seed dispersal of desert annuals
    D Lawrence Venable
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 89:2218-27. 2008
    ..Overall, these results support the hypothesis that escape in time via delayed germination is likely to be more important for desert annuals than escape in space...
  12. pmc Parasitic wasp responses to symbiont-based defense in aphids
    Kerry M Oliver
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605, USA
    BMC Biol 10:11. 2012
    ..If more than one parasitoid egg is deposited into a single aphid host (superparasitism), then additional complements of these factors may contribute to the successful development of the single parasitoid that emerges...
  13. doi request reprint Germacrene D, a common sesquiterpene in the genus Bursera (Burseraceae)
    Koji Noge
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Molecules 14:5289-97. 2009
    ..Germacrene D has also been found in other Bursera species and some species of Commiphora, the sister group of Bursera, suggesting that the production of germacrene D might be an ancient trait in the genus Bursera...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Mexican Bursera (Burseraceae) inferred from ITS, ETS, and 5S nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences
    Judith X Becerra
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:300-9. 2003
    ..sarcopoda, which has sometimes been placed in Commiphora, is shown to belong in Bursera. Another controversial species, Commiphora leptophloeos, which was thought to belong to Bursera, falls within Commiphora...