James B Whitfield

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Estimating the age of the polydnavirus/braconid wasp symbiosis
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7508-13. 2002
  2. pmc Reared microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Yanayacu Biological Station and environs (Napo Province, Ecuador): diversity and host specialization
    James B Whitfield
    Entomology Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:31. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61821, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 53:449-72. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Deciphering ancient rapid radiations
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:258-65. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Virus or not? Phylogenetics of polydnaviruses and their wasp carriers
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Physiol 49:397-405. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Dissecting the ancient rapid radiation of microgastrine wasp genera using additional nuclear genes
    Jonathan C Banks
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:690-703. 2006
  7. pmc A key to new world distatrix mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with descriptions of six new reared neotropical species
    Christopher C Grinter
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 61801 USA
    J Insect Sci 9:29. 2009
  8. pmc Experimental support for multiple-locus complementary sex determination in the parasitoid Cotesia vestalis
    Jetske G de Boer
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Genetics 180:1525-35. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic insights into the evolution of parasitism in hymenoptera
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Adv Parasitol 54:69-100. 2003
  10. pmc Genomic and morphological features of a banchine polydnavirus: comparison with bracoviruses and ichnoviruses
    Renee Lapointe
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, P O Box 10380, Stn Ste Foy, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Virol 81:6491-501. 2007

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  1. pmc Estimating the age of the polydnavirus/braconid wasp symbiosis
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7508-13. 2002
    ..7 +/- 10 million years ago. This range provides an upper bound on the time during which these wasps and viruses have been functionally associated...
  2. pmc Reared microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Yanayacu Biological Station and environs (Napo Province, Ecuador): diversity and host specialization
    James B Whitfield
    Entomology Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:31. 2009
    ..An annotated list of microgastrine genera not yet recorded at Yanayacu, but which we expect to eventually find there based on extrapolation from their known geographic distributions, is provided...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61821, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 53:449-72. 2008
    ..At least some historical patterns of divergence may, however, continue to defy our attempts to completely reconstruct them with confidence, at least using current strategies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Deciphering ancient rapid radiations
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:258-65. 2007
    ..Here, we review the underlying causes of difficulty in determining the branching patterns of diversification in ancient rapid radiations, and review novel data exploration tools that can facilitate understanding of these radiations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Virus or not? Phylogenetics of polydnaviruses and their wasp carriers
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Physiol 49:397-405. 2003
    ..Ongoing sequencing studies of entire PDV genomes from diverse wasp species are likely to greatly contribute to our understanding of PDV evolution...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dissecting the ancient rapid radiation of microgastrine wasp genera using additional nuclear genes
    Jonathan C Banks
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:690-703. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that, in some cases, combining morphological and genetic characters may be the most practical way to increase support for short branches deep in a phylogeny...
  7. pmc A key to new world distatrix mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with descriptions of six new reared neotropical species
    Christopher C Grinter
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 61801 USA
    J Insect Sci 9:29. 2009
    ..The new discoveries expand our knowledge of the World's widespread Distatrix fauna by about a third, suggesting that similar survey efforts in other poorly sampled regions will reveal numerous additional undescribed species...
  8. pmc Experimental support for multiple-locus complementary sex determination in the parasitoid Cotesia vestalis
    Jetske G de Boer
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Genetics 180:1525-35. 2008
    ..Our data visually resemble CSD with linked loci because diploid male production in the second generation was lower than that in the first. To our knowledge, our data provide the first experimental support for ml-CSD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic insights into the evolution of parasitism in hymenoptera
    James B Whitfield
    Department of Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Adv Parasitol 54:69-100. 2003
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  10. pmc Genomic and morphological features of a banchine polydnavirus: comparison with bracoviruses and ichnoviruses
    Renee Lapointe
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, P O Box 10380, Stn Ste Foy, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Virol 81:6491-501. 2007
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  11. pmc Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections
    M Alex Smith
    The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12359-64. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Phylogeny of the parasitic microgastroid subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) based on sequence data from seven genes, with an improved time estimate of the origin of the lineage
    Nicholas Murphy
    Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, School of Earth and Environmental Science, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:378-95. 2008
    ..It is hypothesized that the different parasitism strategies of subfamilies (Chelonines are egg parasitoids and the remainder are larval parasitioids) may have influenced the evolutionary rates of the groups...