Hugh M Robertson

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Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The chemoreceptor superfamily in the honey bee, Apis mellifera: expansion of the odorant, but not gustatory, receptor family
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 16:1395-403. 2006
  2. pmc Evolution of the sugar receptors in insects
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:41. 2009
  3. pmc Expressed sequence tags from cephalic chemosensory organs of the northern walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis suavis, including a putative canonical odorant receptor
    Karlene M M Ramsdell
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 10:51. 2010
  4. pmc Functional characterization of transcription factor motifs using cross-species comparison across large evolutionary distances
    Jaebum Kim
    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 6:e1000652. 2010
  5. pmc Sympatric ecological speciation meets pyrosequencing: sampling the transcriptome of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella
    Dietmar Schwarz
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S, Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:633. 2009
  6. pmc Sequencing and characterizing odorant receptors of the cerambycid beetle Megacyllene caryae
    Robert F Mitchell
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:499-505. 2012
  7. pmc Evolution of the gene lineage encoding the carbon dioxide receptor in insects
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:19. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Pteropsin: a vertebrate-like non-visual opsin expressed in the honey bee brain
    Rodrigo A Velarde
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:1367-77. 2005
  9. pmc Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor gene superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14537-42. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The Gr family of candidate gustatory and olfactory receptors in the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    Chem Senses 33:79-93. 2008

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Publications26

  1. pmc The chemoreceptor superfamily in the honey bee, Apis mellifera: expansion of the odorant, but not gustatory, receptor family
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 16:1395-403. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Evolution of the sugar receptors in insects
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:41. 2009
    ..We examined the evolution of these SRs within the 12 available Drosophila genome sequences, as well as three mosquito, two moth, and beetle, bee, and wasp genome sequences...
  3. pmc Expressed sequence tags from cephalic chemosensory organs of the northern walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis suavis, including a putative canonical odorant receptor
    Karlene M M Ramsdell
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 10:51. 2010
    ..This is the first tephritid OR discovered that might recognize a specific odorant. Other olfactory genes recovered included odorant binding proteins, chemosensory proteins, and putative odorant degrading enzymes...
  4. pmc Functional characterization of transcription factor motifs using cross-species comparison across large evolutionary distances
    Jaebum Kim
    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 6:e1000652. 2010
    ..We also apply the framework to find motifs associated with socially regulated gene sets in the honeybee, Apis mellifera, using comparisons with Nasonia, a solitary species, to identify honeybee-specific associations...
  5. pmc Sympatric ecological speciation meets pyrosequencing: sampling the transcriptome of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella
    Dietmar Schwarz
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S, Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:633. 2009
    ..To maximize transcript diversity we created and sequenced separate libraries from larvae, pupae, adult heads, and headless adult bodies...
  6. pmc Sequencing and characterizing odorant receptors of the cerambycid beetle Megacyllene caryae
    Robert F Mitchell
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:499-505. 2012
    ..These Ors are the first to be functionally characterized from any species of beetle and lay the groundwork for understanding the evolution of pheromones within the Cerambycidae...
  7. pmc Evolution of the gene lineage encoding the carbon dioxide receptor in insects
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:19. 2009
    ..At least two of these species can detect carbon dioxide, suggesting that they evolved other means to do so...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pteropsin: a vertebrate-like non-visual opsin expressed in the honey bee brain
    Rodrigo A Velarde
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:1367-77. 2005
    ..Insect pteropsin might be orthologous to a ciliary opsin recently described from the annelid Platynereis, and therefore represents the presence of this vertebrate-like light-detecting system in insects...
  9. pmc Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor gene superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14537-42. 2003
    ..Altogether, these patterns of molecular evolution suggest that this is an ancient superfamily of chemoreceptors, probably dating back at least to the origin of the arthropods...
  10. ncbi request reprint The Gr family of candidate gustatory and olfactory receptors in the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    Chem Senses 33:79-93. 2008
    ..In particular, most instances of alternative splicing in orthologous loci appear to have evolved after the culicine-anopheline split +/-150 million years ago...
  11. ncbi request reprint Functional CpG methylation system in a social insect
    Ying Wang
    Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Science 314:645-7. 2006
    ..The honey bee provides an opportunity to study the roles of methylation in social contexts...
  12. doi request reprint A candidate pheromone receptor and two odorant receptors of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta
    Harland M Patch
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 34:305-16. 2009
    ..sexta antennae. RT-PCR and qRT-PCR show that this receptor is expressed only in male and female antennae. These are the first ORs, including a putative pheromone receptor, to be described from M. sexta...
  13. pmc A honey bee odorant receptor for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid
    Kevin W Wanner
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:14383-8. 2007
    ..We did not observe any responses of the other three Ors to any of the eight QRP pheromone components, suggesting 9-ODA is the only QRP component that also acts as a long-distance sex pheromone...
  14. pmc The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila pseudoobscura: molecular evolution of ecologically-relevant genes over 25 million years
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:18. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Canonical TTAGG-repeat telomeres and telomerase in the honey bee, Apis mellifera
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 16:1345-51. 2006
    ..As expected from the presence of canonical TTAGG telomeric repeats, we identified a candidate telomerase gene in the bee, as well as the silkmoth Bombyx mori and the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  16. ncbi request reprint Manual superscaffolding of honey bee (Apis mellifera) chromosomes 12-16: implications for the draft genome assembly version 4, gene annotation, and chromosome structure
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 16:401-10. 2007
    ..Nine duplicate gene models on chromosomes 15 and 16 were made redundant, while another 15 gene models were improved, most spectacularly the MAD (MAX dimerization protein) gene which extends across 11 scaffolds for at least 400 kb...
  17. doi request reprint Neonate silkworm (Bombyx mori) larvae are attracted to mulberry (Morus alba) leaves with conspecific feeding damage
    Allison C Mooney
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:552-9. 2009
    ..These odors will be used in future in vitro studies to determine whether they activate larval-specific odorant receptors...
  18. pmc A new member of the GM130 golgin subfamily is expressed in the optic lobe anlagen of the metamorphosing brain of Manduca sexta
    Chiou Miin Wang
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 3:35. 2003
    ..Abundant expression of Ms-golgin80 in neuroblasts and ganglion mother cells and its reduced expression in the neuronal progeny of these cells suggest that this protein may be involved in the maintenance of the proliferative state...
  19. pmc Simple telomeres in a simple animal: absence of subtelomeric repeat regions in the placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 181:323-5. 2009
    ..They have 1-2 kb of TTAGGG telomeric repeats, which are preceded by a subtelomeric region of 1.5-13 kb. Unlike subtelomeric regions in most animals examined, these subtelomeric regions are unique to each telomere...
  20. doi request reprint The choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis karyotype revealed by the genome sequence: telomere-linked helicase genes resemble those of some fungi
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
    Chromosome Res 17:873-82. 2009
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  21. pmc The bursicon gene in mosquitoes: an unusual example of mRNA trans-splicing
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Genetics 176:1351-3. 2007
    ..Exon 3 is efficiently spliced into position in the mature transcript. This unusual gene arrangement is ancient within mosquitoes, being shared by Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens...
  22. pmc Genes encoding vitamin-K epoxide reductase are present in Drosophila and trypanosomatid protists
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 168:1077-80. 2004
    ..Single homologs are present in basal deuterostome and insect genomes, including Drosophila, and three trypanosomatid protists. VKOR is therefore an ancient gene/protein that can be studied in the Drosophila model system...
  23. pmc Annotated expressed sequence tags and cDNA microarrays for studies of brain and behavior in the honey bee
    Charles W Whitfield
    Department of Entomology and Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Genome Res 12:555-66. 2002
    ..The sequence data described in this paper have been submitted to Genbank data library under accession nos. BI502708-BI517278. The sequences are also available at http://titan.biotec.uiuc.edu/bee/honeybee_project.htm.]..
  24. ncbi request reprint Neutral evolution of ten types of mariner transposons in the genomes of Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae
    David J Witherspoon
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urban Champaign, 320 Morrill Hall, Mc118, 505 South Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Mol Evol 56:751-69. 2003
    ..1 subsitutions/site. This high rate of DNA deletion may explain the compact nature of the nematode genome...
  25. ncbi request reprint Expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins in antennae of the moth Manduca sexta
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Cell Tissue Res 313:321-33. 2003
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  26. ncbi request reprint PCR-RFLP identification of Diptera (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae)--a generally applicable method
    Susan T Ratcliffe
    Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:783-5. 2003
    ..Combinations of the restriction enzymes DdeI, HinfI and Sau3AI provided diagnostic bands for identification of the ten species from three families of Diptera (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae)...