hemiptera

Summary

Summary: A large order of insects characterized by having the mouth parts adapted to piercing or sucking. It is comprised of four suborders: HETEROPTERA, Auchenorrhyncha, Sternorrhyncha, and Coleorrhyncha.

Top Publications

  1. pmc De novo characterization of a whitefly transcriptome and analysis of its gene expression during development
    Xiao Wei Wang
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    BMC Genomics 11:400. 2010
  2. ncbi Bemisia tabaci: a statement of species status
    Paul J DE Barro
    CSIRO Entomology, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068, Australia
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:1-19. 2011
  3. pmc Transcriptome analysis of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens
    Jian Xue
    Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects of Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e14233. 2010
  4. ncbi Rapid spread of a bacterial symbiont in an invasive whitefly is driven by fitness benefits and female bias
    Anna G Himler
    Center for Insect Science, The University of Arizona, Post Office Box 210106, Tucson, AZ 85721 0106, USA
    Science 332:254-6. 2011
  5. pmc The complete mitochondrial genome and novel gene arrangement of the unique-headed bug Stenopirates sp. (Hemiptera: Enicocephalidae)
    Hu Li
    Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e29419. 2012
  6. pmc Transcriptome analysis and comparison reveal divergence between two invasive whitefly cryptic species
    Xiao Wei Wang
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    BMC Genomics 12:458. 2011
  7. ncbi Biology bacteriocyte-associated endosymbionts of plant sap-sucking insects
    Paul Baumann
    Microbiology Section, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 59:155-89. 2005
  8. pmc Reference gene selection for qRT-PCR analysis in the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Rumei Li
    Institute of Pesticide, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, P R China
    PLoS ONE 8:e53006. 2013
  9. pmc Rapid spread of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in China is aided differentially by two invasive whiteflies
    Huipeng Pan
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e34817. 2012
  10. pmc Pyrosequencing the Bemisia tabaci transcriptome reveals a highly diverse bacterial community and a robust system for insecticide resistance
    Wen Xie
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e35181. 2012

Detail Information

Publications296 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc De novo characterization of a whitefly transcriptome and analysis of its gene expression during development
    Xiao Wei Wang
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    BMC Genomics 11:400. 2010
    ..Yet little is understood about its genes involved in development, insecticide resistance, host range plasticity and virus transmission...
  2. ncbi Bemisia tabaci: a statement of species status
    Paul J DE Barro
    CSIRO Entomology, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068, Australia
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:1-19. 2011
    ..Instead, B. tabaci is a complex of 11 well-defined high-level groups containing at least 24 morphologically indistinguishable species...
  3. pmc Transcriptome analysis of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens
    Jian Xue
    Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects of Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e14233. 2010
    ..Genomic information for BPH is currently unavailable, and, therefore, transcriptome and expression profiling data for this species are needed as an important resource to better understand the biological mechanisms of BPH...
  4. ncbi Rapid spread of a bacterial symbiont in an invasive whitefly is driven by fitness benefits and female bias
    Anna G Himler
    Center for Insect Science, The University of Arizona, Post Office Box 210106, Tucson, AZ 85721 0106, USA
    Science 332:254-6. 2011
    ..Symbiont invasions such as this represent a sudden evolutionary shift for the host, with potentially large impacts on its ecology and invasiveness...
  5. pmc The complete mitochondrial genome and novel gene arrangement of the unique-headed bug Stenopirates sp. (Hemiptera: Enicocephalidae)
    Hu Li
    Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e29419. 2012
    ..A microsatellite was identified in the putative control region. Finally, phylogenetic reconstruction suggests that Enicocephalomorpha is the sister group to all the remaining Heteroptera...
  6. pmc Transcriptome analysis and comparison reveal divergence between two invasive whitefly cryptic species
    Xiao Wei Wang
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    BMC Genomics 12:458. 2011
    ..In this study, we sequenced the transcriptome of MEAM1 and took a comparative genomic approach to investigate the transcriptome evolution and the genetic factors underlying the differences between MEAM1 and MED...
  7. ncbi Biology bacteriocyte-associated endosymbionts of plant sap-sucking insects
    Paul Baumann
    Microbiology Section, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 59:155-89. 2005
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  8. pmc Reference gene selection for qRT-PCR analysis in the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Rumei Li
    Institute of Pesticide, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, P R China
    PLoS ONE 8:e53006. 2013
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  9. pmc Rapid spread of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in China is aided differentially by two invasive whiteflies
    Huipeng Pan
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e34817. 2012
    ..Following the introduction of Q biotype into China in 2003, the prevalence and spread of TYLCV started to accelerate. This has lead to the hypothesis that the two biotypes might not be equally competent vectors of TYLCV...
  10. pmc Pyrosequencing the Bemisia tabaci transcriptome reveals a highly diverse bacterial community and a robust system for insecticide resistance
    Wen Xie
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e35181. 2012
    ..To fill this gap, an invasive B. tabaci B biotype was subjected to pyrosequencing-based transcriptome analysis to identify genes and gene networks putatively involved in various physiological and toxicological processes...
  11. pmc An interdependent metabolic patchwork in the nested symbiosis of mealybugs
    John P McCutcheon
    Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Curr Biol 21:1366-72. 2011
    ..The mealybug Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) contains dual bacterial symbionts existing with an unprecedented organization: an unnamed ..
  12. ncbi Further spread of and domination by Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotype Q on field crops in China
    Huipeng Pan
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    J Econ Entomol 104:978-85. 2011
    The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), causes severe crop losses to many crops. The worst of these losses are often associated with the invasion and establishment of biotypes B and Q of this pest...
  13. ncbi Change in the biotype composition of Bemisia tabaci in Shandong Province of China from 2005 to 2008
    Dong Chu
    High Tech Research Center, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Key Laboratory for Genetic Improvement of Crop Animal and Poultry of Shandong Province, Jinan 250100, China
    Environ Entomol 39:1028-36. 2010
    Certain biotypes of the Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) complex cause extensive damage and are important pests and virus vectors in agricultural crops throughout the world...
  14. pmc Pyrosequencing the transcriptome of the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum reveals multiple transcripts encoding insecticide targets and detoxifying enzymes
    Nikos Karatolos
    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    BMC Genomics 12:56. 2011
    ..This 'unigene set' will form a critical reference point for quantitation of over-expressed messages via digital transcriptomics...
  15. pmc Silverleaf whitefly induces salicylic acid defenses and suppresses effectual jasmonic acid defenses
    Sonia I Zarate
    Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Center for Plant Cell Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 0124, USA
    Plant Physiol 143:866-75. 2007
    ..Collectively, these results showed that SLWF-repressed, JA-regulated defenses were associated with basal defense to the SLWF...
  16. ncbi De novo intestine-specific transcriptome of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens revealed potential functions in digestion, detoxification and immune response
    Yan Yuan Bao
    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China
    Genomics 99:256-64. 2012
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  17. pmc Convergent evolution of metabolic roles in bacterial co-symbionts of insects
    John P McCutcheon
    Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:15394-9. 2009
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  18. ncbi Chitin synthase 1 gene and its two alternative splicing variants from two sap-sucking insects, Nilaparvata lugens and Laodelphax striatellus (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
    Ying Wang
    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, PR China
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:637-46. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that N. lugens likely lacks CHS2 and CHS1 may be efficient target gene for RNAi-based N. lugens control...
  19. ncbi Pyrosequencing the midgut transcriptome of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
    X Peng
    State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
    Insect Mol Biol 20:745-62. 2011
    ..The gene encoding a peptidoglycan recognition protein was cloned. Unlike in Acyrthosiphon pisum, the immunodeficiency pathway may be present in N. lugens. This is the first global analysis of midgut transcriptome from N. lugens...
  20. pmc Massively parallel pyrosequencing-based transcriptome analyses of small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus), a vector insect transmitting rice stripe virus (RSV)
    Fujie Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    BMC Genomics 11:303. 2010
    ..To investigate its transcriptome and determine the differences between viruliferous and naïve L. striatellus, we employed 454-FLX high-throughput pyrosequencing to generate EST databases of this insect...
  21. pmc Vector-virus mutualism accelerates population increase of an invasive whitefly
    Min Jiu
    Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 2:e182. 2007
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  22. pmc Factors affecting population dynamics of maternally transmitted endosymbionts in Bemisia tabaci
    Huipeng Pan
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e30760. 2012
    While every individual of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) harbors the primary symbiont (P-symbiont) Portiera, the infection frequencies of the six secondary symbionts (S-symbionts) including Hamiltonella, Arsenophonus, Cardinium, ..
  23. pmc An extensive field survey combined with a phylogenetic analysis reveals rapid and widespread invasion of two alien whiteflies in China
    Jian Hu
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e16061. 2011
    ..However, extensive field data to show the geographic distribution of the members of this species complex as well as the invasion by some of its members are scarce...
  24. pmc Avoiding effective defenses: strategies employed by phloem-feeding insects
    Linda L Walling
    Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Center for Plant Cell Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 0124, USA
    Plant Physiol 146:859-66. 2008
  25. ncbi Further insights into the strange role of bacterial endosymbionts in whitefly, Bemisia tabaci: comparison of secondary symbionts from biotypes B and Q in China
    D Chu
    High Tech Research Center, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory for Genetic Improvement of Crop Animal and Poultry of Shandong Province, Jinan, China
    Bull Entomol Res 101:477-86. 2011
    ..Furthermore, within biotype Q, two distinct subgroups were identified which differ from each other in terms of their SS complement. We discuss these results in the light of the potentially influential factors and roles of the SS...
  26. pmc The transmission efficiency of tomato yellow leaf curl virus by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci is correlated with the presence of a specific symbiotic bacterium species
    Yuval Gottlieb
    Agricultural Research Organization, Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Entomology, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
    J Virol 84:9310-7. 2010
    ..virus (TYLCV) (Geminiviridae: Begomovirus) is exclusively vectored by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)...
  27. ncbi Phloem-sap feeding by animals: problems and solutions
    A E Douglas
    Department of Biology, University of York, PO Box 373, York YO10 5YW, UK
    J Exp Bot 57:747-54. 2006
    ..is consumed as the dominant or sole diet by a very restricted range of animals, exclusively insects of the order Hemiptera. These insects display two sets of adaptations...
  28. ncbi Asymmetric mating interactions drive widespread invasion and displacement in a whitefly
    Shu Sheng Liu
    Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    Science 318:1769-72. 2007
    ..Such asymmetric mating interactions may be critical to determining the capacity of a haplodiploid invader and the consequences for its closely related indigenous organisms...
  29. pmc Knockdown of midgut genes by dsRNA-transgenic plant-mediated RNA interference in the hemipteran insect Nilaparvata lugens
    Wenjun Zha
    State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 6:e20504. 2011
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  30. ncbi Reproductive incompatibility among genetic groups of Bemisia tabaci supports the proposition that the whitefly is a cryptic species complex
    J Xu
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    Bull Entomol Res 100:359-66. 2010
    ..tabaci were collated to reveal the pattern of reproductive isolation. The combined results provide strong support to the proposition that B. tabaci is a cryptic species complex...
  31. pmc Glutathione S-transferases as antioxidant defence agents confer pyrethroid resistance in Nilaparvata lugens
    J G Vontas
    School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Main College, Museum Avenue, P O Box 915, Cardiff CF10 3TL, Wales, UK
    Biochem J 357:65-72. 2001
    ..lugens is through protecting tissues from oxidative damage. Our study extends the GSTs' range of efficacy to pyrethroid insecticides and possibly explains the role of elevated GSTs in other pyrethroid-resistant insects...
  32. pmc Genetic networking of the Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex reveals pattern of biological invasions
    Paul De Barro
    CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25579. 2011
    ..The results also enable us to explore the spread in taxa that have invaded globally...
  33. pmc Co-infection and localization of secondary symbionts in two whitefly species
    Marisa Skaljac
    Department of Entomology, Institute Plant Protection, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
    BMC Microbiol 10:142. 2010
    ..We conducted a study to survey the distribution of whitefly species in Croatia, their infection status by secondary symbionts, and the spatial distribution of these symbionts in the developmental stages of the two whitefly species...
  34. pmc Genome reduction and co-evolution between the primary and secondary bacterial symbionts of psyllids
    Daniel B Sloan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 29:3781-92. 2012
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  35. ncbi Insecticide resistance of Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) vector of Chagas disease in Bolivia
    Frederic Lardeux
    Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Montpellier, France
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1037-48. 2010
    ..To define the insecticide resistance status of Triatoma infestans to deltamethrin (pyrethroid), malathion (organophosphate) and bendiocarb (carbamate) in Bolivia...
  36. pmc Multiple forms of vector manipulation by a plant-infecting virus: Bemisia tabaci and tomato yellow leaf curl virus
    Baiming Liu
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    J Virol 87:4929-37. 2013
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  37. ncbi Feeding-based RNA interference of a trehalose phosphate synthase gene in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
    J Chen
    State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Insect Mol Biol 19:777-86. 2010
    ..5 µg/µl dsRNA for 2, 4, 7 and 10 days, respectively. These values were significantly lower than those of the insects in the control group, suggesting that NlTPS dsRNA may be useful as a means of insect pest control...
  38. ncbi RNA interference for the control of whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) by oral route
    Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
    National Botanical Research Institute Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226 001, India
    J Biosci 36:153-61. 2011
    ..Phloem-specific expression of dsRNAs of RPL9 and V-ATPase A in transgenic plants for the protection against whiteflies might be an interesting application of this technology...
  39. ncbi Behavioural aspects influencing plant virus transmission by homopteran insects
    Alberto Fereres
    Departamento de Proteccion Vegetal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas CSIC, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Madrid, Spain
    Virus Res 141:158-68. 2009
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  40. ncbi Emerging virus diseases transmitted by whiteflies
    Jesús Navas-Castillo
    Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora IHSM UMA CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 29750 Algarrobo Costa, Malaga, Spain
    Annu Rev Phytopathol 49:219-48. 2011
    ..and temperate regions worldwide, and many of the causal viruses are transmitted by whiteflies (order Hemiptera, family Aleyrodidae)...
  41. pmc Global analysis of the transcriptional response of whitefly to tomato yellow leaf curl China virus reveals the relationship of coevolved adaptations
    Jun Bo Luan
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    J Virol 85:3330-40. 2011
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  42. ncbi Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in North America after the Q invasion
    Cindy L McKenzie
    USDA ARS, U S Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Road, Ft Pierce, FL 34945, USA
    J Econ Entomol 105:753-66. 2012
    After the 2004 discovery of the Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera Aleyrodidae) Q biotype in the United States, there was a vital need to determine the geographical and host distribution as well as its interaction with the resident B ..
  43. pmc Induced release of a plant-defense volatile 'deceptively' attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen
    Rajinder S Mann
    University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1002610. 2012
    ..Furthermore, we show in a laboratory setting that this apparent pathogen-mediated manipulation of vector behavior may facilitate pathogen spread...
  44. ncbi Using double-stranded RNA to explore the role of heat shock protein genes in heat tolerance in Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)
    Zhi Chuang Lü
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing, China
    J Exp Biol 214:764-9. 2011
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  45. ncbi Comparative phylogeography of Trypanosoma rangeli and Rhodnius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) supports a long coexistence of parasite lineages and their sympatric vectors
    F Maia da Silva
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, 05508 900, Brazil
    Mol Ecol 16:3361-73. 2007
    ..ecotopes. A polymerase chain reaction assay based on SL intergenic sequences was developed for simultaneous identification and lineage genotyping of T. rangeli in epidemiological surveys...
  46. pmc Bacterial symbionts of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Homoptera: Delphacidae)
    Ming Tang
    College of Life Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People s Republic of China
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1740-5. 2010
    ..The results provide indications of the diversity of the bacterial microbes harbored by the brown planthopper and of possible associations between specific bacterial microbes and biotypes of N. lugens...
  47. pmc The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the planthopper, Sivaloka damnosus
    Nan Song
    Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P R China
    J Insect Sci 10:76. 2010
    ..mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequence was determined from the plant hopper, Sivaloka damnosus Chow and Lu (Hemiptera: Issidae), a representative of the insect family Issidae...
  48. ncbi Whitefly resistance traits derived from the wild tomato Solanum pimpinellifolium affect the preference and feeding behavior of Bemisia tabaci and reduce the spread of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus
    M J Rodríguez-López
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Malaga, Spain
    Phytopathology 101:1191-201. 2011
    ..Such behavior resulted in a reduced ability to reach the phloem. The superficial type of resistance observed in ABL 14-8 against B. tabaci probing significantly reduced primary and secondary spread of TYLCV...
  49. ncbi Species within the Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) complex in soybean and bean crops in Argentina
    V Alemandri
    Instituto de Fitopatología y Fisiología Vegetal Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria IFFIVE INTA, Camino 60 cuadras Km 5 1 2, X5020ICA Córdoba, Argentina
    J Econ Entomol 105:48-53. 2012
    The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a cryptic species complex that contains some of the most damaging pests in tropical and subtropical regions...
  50. ncbi Prevalence of endosymbionts in Bemisia tabaci populations and their in vivo sensitivity to antibiotics
    Muhammad Z Ahmed
    Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510640, People s Republic of China
    Curr Microbiol 61:322-8. 2010
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  51. ncbi Whitefly infestations: the Christmas Invasion
    Rex Dalton
    Nature 443:898-900. 2006
  52. ncbi Global relationships of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) revealed using Bayesian analysis of mitochondrial COI DNA sequences
    Laura M Boykin
    USDA, ARS, Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1306-19. 2007
    Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a species complex that is one of the most devastating agricultural pests worldwide and affects a broad range of food, fiber and ornamental crops...
  53. pmc Evolutionary relationships of primary prokaryotic endosymbionts of whiteflies and their hosts
    MyLo Ly Thao
    Microbiology Section, University of California, Davis, 95616 8665, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:3401-6. 2004
    Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae) are plant sap-sucking insects that harbor prokaryotic primary endosymbionts (P-endosymbionts) within specialized cells located in their body cavity...
  54. pmc Characterization of a newly discovered symbiont of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Xiao Li Bing
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:569-75. 2013
    Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a species complex containing >28 cryptic species, some of which are important crop pests worldwide...
  55. ncbi Side-stepping secondary symbionts: widespread horizontal transfer across and beyond the Aphidoidea
    J A Russell
    University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences West, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1061-75. 2003
    ..Our findings on the prevalence of these symbionts within many aphid taxa, along with published observations concerning their effects on host fitness, imply a significant role of facultative symbiosis in aphid ecology and evolution...
  56. ncbi Geographical and ecological stability of the symbiotic mid-gut microbiota in European firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae)
    Sailendharan Sudakaran
    Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Mol Ecol 21:6134-51. 2012
    ..Here, we provide a comprehensive characterization of the gut microbiota of the red firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus, Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae), a model organism for physiological and endocrinological research...
  57. pmc Almost there: transmission routes of bacterial symbionts between trophic levels
    Elad Chiel
    Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    PLoS ONE 4:e4767. 2009
    ..The possible mechanisms that lead to the differences in transmission of species of symbionts among species of hosts are discussed...
  58. pmc Development of an insect vector cell culture and RNA interference system to investigate the functional role of fijivirus replication protein
    Dongsheng Jia
    Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, People s Republic of China
    J Virol 86:5800-7. 2012
    ..This system, combining insect vector cell culture and RNA interference, can further advance our understanding of the biological activities of fijivirus replication proteins...
  59. ncbi Phylogeny and biogeography of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): molecular evidence of a New World origin of the Asiatic clade
    Václav Hypsa
    Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:447-57. 2002
    ..flavida, N. bruneri, and N. obscura), (4) inclusion of the "T. spinolai complex" in Mepraia (including M. spinolai, M. gajardoi, M. eratyrusiformis, and M. breyeri), and (5) inclusion of "T." dimidiata in Meccus (M. dimidiatus)...
  60. ncbi Actinobacteria as essential symbionts in firebugs and cotton stainers (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae)
    Hassan Salem
    Insect Symbiosis Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 15:1956-68. 2013
    ..Cotton stainers (Dysdercus fasciatus) and red firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus) (both Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae) harbour the actinobacterial symbionts Coriobacterium glomerans and Gordonibacter sp...
  61. pmc Oral delivery of double-stranded RNAs and siRNAs induces RNAi effects in the potato/tomato psyllid, Bactericerca cockerelli
    Hada Wuriyanghan
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27736. 2011
    ..These results showed that RNAi can be a powerful tool for gene function studies in psyllids, and give support for continued efforts for investigating RNAi approaches as possible tools for psyllid and plant disease control...
  62. ncbi Inherited intracellular ecosystem: symbiotic bacteria share bacteriocytes in whiteflies
    Yuval Gottlieb
    Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
    FASEB J 22:2591-9. 2008
    ..On the other hand, cohabitation in the same cell provides ample opportunities for interactions among symbionts that can either facilitate (cooperation) or limit (warfare) symbiotic existence...
  63. pmc Difference in feeding behaviors of two invasive whiteflies on host plants with different suitability: implication for competitive displacement
    Baiming Liu
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    Int J Biol Sci 8:697-706. 2012
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  64. ncbi Phylogeny of Triatoma sherlocki (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) inferred from two mitochondrial genes suggests its location within the Triatoma brasiliensis complex
    Vagner J Mendonça
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biologia UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:858-64. 2009
    ..Hence, we show evidence for the paraphyletic group of the "Triatoma brasiliensis complex," which should be composed of T. brasiliensis brasiliensis, T. brasiliensis macromelasoma, T. juazeirensis, T. melanica, and T. sherlocki...
  65. ncbi Molecular markers reveal infestation dynamics of the bed bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) within apartment buildings
    Warren Booth
    Department of Entomology and W M Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, Box 7613, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7613, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:535-46. 2012
    The bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), has experienced an extraordinary global resurgence in recent years, the reasons for which remain poorly understood...
  66. ncbi The presence of Rickettsia is associated with increased susceptibility of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) to insecticides
    Svetlana Kontsedalov
    Department of Entomology, Institute of Plant Protection, the Volcani Centre, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
    Pest Manag Sci 64:789-92. 2008
    ....
  67. pmc Transcriptome and comparative gene expression analysis of Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) in response to southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus
    Yi Xu
    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology, Institute of Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e36238. 2012
    ..Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV), transmitted by WBPH, has become a great threat to rice production in East Asia...
  68. ncbi Cross-resistance study and biochemical mechanisms of thiamethoxam resistance in B-biotype Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Yuntao Feng
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, PR China
    Pest Manag Sci 66:313-8. 2010
    ..tabaci, a resistant strain was selected in the laboratory. Cross-resistance and the biochemical mechanisms of thiamethoxam resistance were investigated in the present study...
  69. pmc Purification, molecular cloning and heterologous expression of a glutathione S-transferase involved in insecticide resistance from the rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
    John G Vontas
    School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Main College, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3TL, Wales, UK
    Biochem J 362:329-37. 2002
    ..A cDNA clone encoding a GST (nlgst1-1) - the first reported GST sequence from Hemiptera with up to 54% deduced amino-acid identity with other insect class I GSTs - was isolated from a pyrethroid-..
  70. ncbi Biotype and insecticide resistance status of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci from China
    Zhenyu Wang
    College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Key Laboratory of Monitoring and Management of Crop Diseases and Pest Insects Ministry of Agriculture of China, Nanjing 210095, China
    Pest Manag Sci 66:1360-6. 2010
    ..Resistance to numerous insecticide classes in Bemisia tabaci Gennadius has impaired field control efficacy in south-eastern China. The biotype and resistance status of B. tabaci collected from these areas was investigated...
  71. ncbi Real-time PCR for the quantitation of Tomato yellow leaf curl Sardinia virus in tomato plants and in Bemisia tabaci
    Giovanna Mason
    Istituto di Virologia Vegetale, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
    J Virol Methods 147:282-9. 2008
    ..These methods are potentially suitable for several applications, such as plant breeding for resistance, analysis of virus replication, and virus-vector interaction studies...
  72. ncbi Evidence for pre-zygotic reproductive barrier between the B and Q biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    M Elbaz
    Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Bull Entomol Res 100:581-90. 2010
    The degree of reproductive isolation between the B and Q biotypes of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is currently not clear...
  73. ncbi Reduced levels of volatile emissions in jasmonate-deficient spr2 tomato mutants favour oviposition by insect herbivores
    Carla Sánchez-Hernández
    Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6 Libramiento Norte Carretera Irapuato, Leon, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Plant Cell Environ 29:546-57. 2006
    ..Bioassays with two different insects showed that adult females significantly preferred spr2 plants, indicating that lowered levels of VOCs in tomato influence plant selection by insects during oviposition...
  74. pmc Identification and localization of a Rickettsia sp. in Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Yuval Gottlieb
    Department of Entomology, The Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3646-52. 2006
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  75. ncbi Biotype-dependent secondary symbiont communities in sympatric populations of Bemisia tabaci
    E Chiel
    Department of Entomology, Newe Ya ar Research Center, ARO, Ramat Yishai 30095, Israel
    Bull Entomol Res 97:407-13. 2007
    ..The association found between whitefly biotypes and secondary symbionts suggests a possible contribution of these bacteria to host characteristics such as insecticide resistance, host range, virus transmission and speciation...
  76. ncbi Biotypes B and Q of Bemisia tabaci and their relevance to neonicotinoid and pyriproxyfen resistance
    A Rami Horowitz
    Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center, M P Negev, Israel
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 58:216-25. 2005
    ..Based on our data, applications of either pyriproxyfen or neonicotinoids may select for biotype Q, which would survive to a greater degree where these insecticides are applied...
  77. ncbi Molecular markers for the identification and global tracking of whitefly vector-Begomovirus complexes
    J K Brown
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Virus Res 71:233-60. 2000
    ..Ultimately, more immediate recognition of exotic viruses and whitefly vectors and early detection of upsurges in vector populations and of emerging viruses will be possible...
  78. pmc Identification and characterization of Bph14, a gene conferring resistance to brown planthopper in rice
    Bo Du
    Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Plant Development Biology, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22163-8. 2009
    ..Our work provides insights into the molecular mechanisms of rice defense against insects and facilitates the development of resistant varieties to control this devastating insect...
  79. ncbi Evidence for multiple acquisition of Arsenophonus by whitefly species (Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae)
    MyLo Ly Thao
    Microbiology Section, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616 8665, USA
    Curr Microbiol 48:140-4. 2004
    ..These results suggest that, unlike the primary endosymbiont, Arsenophonus may infect whiteflies multiple times and may also be horizontally transmitted...
  80. ncbi Mating behaviour, life history and adaptation to insecticides determine species exclusion between whiteflies
    David W Crowder
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, 410 Forbes Bldg, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Anim Ecol 79:563-70. 2010
    ....
  81. ncbi Reproductive incompatibility between the B and Q biotypes of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in China: genetic and behavioural evidence
    D B Sun
    Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    Bull Entomol Res 101:211-20. 2011
    The B and Q 'biotypes' of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) have been invading many parts of the world and causing severe damage to a range of crops...
  82. ncbi RNA interference in Nilaparvata lugens (Homoptera: Delphacidae) based on dsRNA ingestion
    Jie Li
    Hubei Insect Resources Utilisation and Sustainable Pest Management Key Laboratory, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
    Pest Manag Sci 67:852-9. 2011
    ..An efficient and convenient RNA interference (RNAi) technique involving double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) ingestion is useful for gene function studies of non-model insects...
  83. ncbi Induction effects of host plants on insecticide susceptibility and detoxification enzymes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
    Wen Xie
    Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, PR China
    Pest Manag Sci 67:87-93. 2011
    ..To illustrate the induced changes by host plant, bioassay and biochemical research on five different host populations were investigated...
  84. ncbi Diversity of endosymbionts in the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Triozidae), vector of zebra chip disease of potato
    Punya Nachappa
    Department of Entomology, Texas A and M University, 412 Heep Center, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Curr Microbiol 62:1510-20. 2011
    ..Further, we detected Acinetobacter in potato leaves using PCR indicating that the psyllids may have acquired this bacterium via feeding on the host plant...
  85. ncbi Sublethal effects of four insecticides on the reproduction and wing formation of brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
    Haibo Bao
    Key Laboratory of Monitoring and Management of Plant Disease and Insects, Ministry of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
    Pest Manag Sci 65:170-4. 2009
    ..Here, the effects of sublethal doses of these four insecticides on the reproduction and wing formation in BPH were examined...
  86. ncbi Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in Florida-investigating the Q invasion
    C L McKenzie
    USDA ARS, U S Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:670-6. 2009
    After the 2004 discovery of the Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Q biotype in the United States, there was an urgent need to determine its distribution...
  87. pmc Evolutionary relationships among primary endosymbionts of the mealybug subfamily phenacoccinae (hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
    Matthew E Gruwell
    Penn State Erie School of Science, Erie, PA 16563 0203, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:7521-5. 2010
    ....
  88. ncbi Improved DNA barcoding method for Bemisia tabaci and related Aleyrodidae: development of universal and Bemisia tabaci biotype-specific mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I polymerase chain reaction primers
    Robert G Shatters
    United States Department of Agriculture, U S Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:750-8. 2009
    ..By combining these primers and using rapid PCR and electrophoretic techniques, biotype determination can be made within 3 h for up to 96 samples at a time...
  89. ncbi Current status of insecticide resistance in Q biotype Bemisia tabaci populations from Crete
    Emmanouil Roditakis
    National Agricultural Research Foundation, Plant Protection Institute of Heraklion, PO BOX 2228, 71003 Heraklion, Greece
    Pest Manag Sci 65:313-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the establishment of resistance and the underlying mechanisms to major insecticide classes with classical bioassays and known biochemical resistance markers...
  90. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of a juvenile hormone esterase gene from brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
    Shuhua Liu
    Key Laboratory of Monitoring and Management of Plant Disease and Insect, Ministry of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
    J Insect Physiol 54:1495-502. 2008
    ..These data suggest that NlJHE might play important roles in regulation of JH levels and wing form differentiation...
  91. ncbi Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), and phylogenetic relationships of hemipteran suborders
    Wonhoon Lee
    Insect Biosystematics Laboratory, Research Institute for Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea
    Mol Cells 28:155-65. 2009
    The newly sequenced complete mitochondrial genome of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is a circular molecule of 16,518 bp with a total A+T content of 76...
  92. pmc Whiteflies interfere with indirect plant defense against spider mites in Lima bean
    Peng Jun Zhang
    Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:21202-7. 2009
    ..We therefore conclude that in dual-infested Lima bean plants the suppression of the JA signaling pathway by whitefly feeding is not due to enhanced SA levels...
  93. pmc Annotated ESTs from various tissues of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens: a genomic resource for studying agricultural pests
    Hiroaki Noda
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    BMC Genomics 9:117. 2008
    The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera, Delphacidae), is a serious insect pests of rice plants. Major means of BPH control are application of agricultural chemicals and cultivation of BPH resistant rice varieties...
  94. ncbi A one-step real time RT-PCR assay for quantifying rice stripe virus in rice and in the small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus Fallen)
    Xun Zhang
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, No 2, West Yuan Ming Yuan Road, Beijing 100094, China
    J Virol Methods 151:181-7. 2008
    ..This quantitative detection assay provides a valuable tool for diagnosis and molecular studies of RSV biology...
  95. pmc Parallel genomic evolution and metabolic interdependence in an ancient symbiosis
    John P McCutcheon
    Center for Insect Science and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0088, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:19392-7. 2007
    ..Analysis of the coding capacities of Sulcia and Baumannia reveals striking complementarity in metabolic capabilities...
  96. ncbi Complete mitochondrial genome of the small brown planthopper, Laodelphax striatellus (Delphacidae: Hemiptera), with a novel gene order
    Nan Song
    Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
    Zoolog Sci 26:851-60. 2009
    ..striatellus with other hemipterans to analyse the phylogenetic relationships of Hemiptera. The results show that Heteroptera is the sister group to all other Hemiptera, and Cicadomorpha is the sister ..
  97. pmc Arabidopsis transcriptome changes in response to phloem-feeding silverleaf whitefly nymphs. Similarities and distinctions in responses to aphids
    Louisa A Kempema
    Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Center for Plant Cell Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 0124, USA
    Plant Physiol 143:849-65. 2007
    ..These results provide a more comprehensive understanding of phloem-feeding insect-plant interactions and distinguish SLWF global responses...
  98. pmc Morphometric relationship, phylogenetic correlation, and character evolution in the species-rich genus Aphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
    Hyojoong Kim
    Division of EcoScience and Research Institute of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    PLoS ONE 5:e11608. 2010
    ..To infer whether the morphological relationships are correlated with the genetic relationships, we compared the morphometric dataset with a phylogeny reconstructed from the combined dataset of three mtDNA and one nuclear DNA regions...
  99. ncbi Reconstructing asymmetrical reproductive character displacement in a periodical cicada contact zone
    John R Cooley
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 3043, USA
    J Evol Biol 19:855-68. 2006
    ..Neither of these shows strong evidence of hybrid inferiority. We conclude by presenting a model of hybrid failure related to life cycle differences in Magicicada...
  100. ncbi Intra- and interspecific competition between biotypes B and Q of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from Spain
    S Pascual
    Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Plant Protection Department, Madrid, Spain
    Bull Entomol Res 94:369-75. 2004
    ..The results indicate that under laboratory conditions the studied biotype B should displace biotype Q...
  101. ncbi Genome sequence and molecular characterization of Homalodisca coagulata virus-1, a novel virus discovered in the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
    Laura E Hunnicutt
    USDA ARS U S Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 S Rock Rd, Ft Pierce, FL 34945, USA
    Virology 350:67-78. 2006
    ..Evidence demonstrating relatedness of these viruses regarding genome organization, amino acid sequence similarity, and putative replication strategy substantiate inclusion of HoCV-1 into this taxonomic position...

Research Grants21

  1. Genomic Interactions between Psyllids and Their Obligately Intracellular Bacteria
    DANIEL SLOAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in high throughput DNA sequencing technology to characterize the genomic interactions between psyllids (Insecta: Hemiptera) and their nutritional symbiont Carsonella, which exhibits one of the most extreme cases of bacterial genome ..
  2. The role of aquatic Invertebrates in M. ulcerans Disease
    RICHARD MERRITT; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Recent findings suggest a role of aquatic insects (e.g., Hemiptera) in the transmission of M. ulcerans. DNA of M...
  3. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., colony sites) can be reliably identified and ecological hypotheses tested. ..
  4. A Novel Virus that Infects & Sterilizes Insect Vectors of Human Disease
    Drion Boucias; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Wolbachia as an Agent for Population Replacement in Anopheles Gambiae
    Jason Rasgon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We propose to evaluate transfer Wolbachia infection into Anopheles gambiae and evaluate the symbiont as a candidate transgene drive system for malaria control. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Molecular Characterization of Parthenogenetic Meiosis
    DAYALAN SRINIVASAN; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These experiments represent the first step toward a molecular characterization of a dramatic example of adaptive plasticity in an ancient, highly conserved process. ..
  7. A Viral Vector for Gene Expression in Insects
    Ranjit Dasgupta; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We expect to establish FHV vectors as a powerful new system to study gene function in a wide variety of medically important arthropods. ..
  8. ECDYSONE EFFECTS ON MOSQUITO CELL PROLIFERATION
    Ann Fallon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Results of this study will provide novel insights into the effects of 20E on cell growth and proliferation, which are directly relevant to efforts to control vector-borne disease by genetic manipulation of insect vectors. ..
  9. INSECT PROJECTIN: ROLES IN SARCOMERE ASSEMBLY & FLIGHT
    Agnes Ayme Southgate; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The main goal is to expose them to the research environment, and to teach them the scientific methods including designing, preparing, performing and analyzing their own experiments. ..
  10. In vitro culture and transformation of Wolbachia from mosquitoes
    Ann Fallon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. MOSQUITO IMMUNITY FUNCTIONS
    Ann Fallon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The work will include identification of exon-intron organization and recovery of upstream flanking DNA, which will be analyzed for potential regulatory elements. ..
  12. SYNTHESIS AND DEGRADATION OF RIBOSOMES IN THE MOSQUITO
    Ann Fallon; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These studies provide cloned genes, molecular approaches, and characterization of regulatory processes that can potentially be manipulated to interfere with disease transmission by blood-feeding arthropods. ..
  13. Quantifying the Role of Ca2+ in Mechanotransduction
    HAMILTON FARRIS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Purchase of a FEI Titan Krios for 3-D EM
    Kenneth Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Hormonal Control of Insect Epidermis
    Lynn Riddiford; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. CryoEM Equipment Enhancements for Florida State University
    Kenneth Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  17. Mechanical Tuning in Auditory Sensory Hair Bundles
    HAMILTON FARRIS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  18. Purchase of a large format CCD camera for 3-D EM
    Kenneth Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The new instrumentation will allow for development of algorithms for increasing the area that can be reconstructed by electron tomography which may need corrections for focus gradient and for imaging distortions. ..
  19. Adnesion Receptors of the Insect Immune System
    JAMES NARDI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the molecular underpinnings of the insect immune response will clearly help in understanding the fate of pathogens in the blood of insect vectors of human diseases. ..