beetles

Summary

Summary: INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.

Top Publications

  1. pmc The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcoding
    Johannes Bergsten
    Department of Entomology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    Syst Biol 61:851-69. 2012
  2. pmc Field-evolved resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootworm
    Aaron J Gassmann
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22629. 2011
  3. ncbi Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate change
    W A Kurz
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5, Canada
    Nature 452:987-90. 2008
  4. ncbi Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in nature
    A Kessler
    Department of Molecular Ecology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena 07745, Germany
    Science 291:2141-4. 2001
  5. ncbi Control of coleopteran insect pests through RNA interference
    James A Baum
    Monsanto Company, 700 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017 1732, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 25:1322-6. 2007
  6. pmc A polyketide synthase-peptide synthetase gene cluster from an uncultured bacterial symbiont of Paederus beetles
    Jorn Piel
    Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14002-7. 2002
  7. pmc Genome and transcriptome analyses of the mountain pine beetle-fungal symbiont Grosmannia clavigera, a lodgepole pine pathogen
    Scott DiGuistini
    Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:2504-9. 2011
  8. pmc Mitochondrial cox1 sequence data reliably uncover patterns of insect diversity but suffer from high lineage-idiosyncratic error rates
    Lars Hendrich
    Department of Entomology, Zoological State Collection, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e14448. 2010
  9. pmc Bacterial protection of beetle-fungus mutualism
    Jarrod J Scott
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Science 322:63. 2008
  10. pmc Bridgehead effect in the worldwide invasion of the biocontrol harlequin ladybird
    Eric Lombaert
    Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, INRA UMR 1301 IBSV INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e9743. 2010

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Publications334 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcoding
    Johannes Bergsten
    Department of Entomology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    Syst Biol 61:851-69. 2012
    ..Here, we present a CO1 data set of aquatic predaceous diving beetles of the tribe Agabini, sampled throughout Europe, and use it to investigate how the geographic scale of sampling ..
  2. pmc Field-evolved resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootworm
    Aaron J Gassmann
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22629. 2011
    ..However, the evolution of resistance could cut short these benefits. A primary pest targeted by Bt maize in the United States is the western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)...
  3. ncbi Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate change
    W A Kurz
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5, Canada
    Nature 452:987-90. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in nature
    A Kessler
    Department of Molecular Ecology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena 07745, Germany
    Science 291:2141-4. 2001
    ..As a consequence, a plant could reduce the number of herbivores by more than 90% by releasing volatiles. These results confirm that indirect defenses can operate in nature...
  5. ncbi Control of coleopteran insect pests through RNA interference
    James A Baum
    Monsanto Company, 700 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017 1732, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 25:1322-6. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc A polyketide synthase-peptide synthetase gene cluster from an uncultured bacterial symbiont of Paederus beetles
    Jorn Piel
    Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Winzerlaer Strasse 10, Beutenberg Campus, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14002-7. 2002
    ..The antitumor polyketides of the pederin family, isolated from beetles and sponges, are an example...
  7. pmc Genome and transcriptome analyses of the mountain pine beetle-fungal symbiont Grosmannia clavigera, a lodgepole pine pathogen
    Scott DiGuistini
    Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:2504-9. 2011
    ..This work is a major step toward understanding the biological interactions between the tripartite MPB/fungus/forest system...
  8. pmc Mitochondrial cox1 sequence data reliably uncover patterns of insect diversity but suffer from high lineage-idiosyncratic error rates
    Lars Hendrich
    Department of Entomology, Zoological State Collection, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e14448. 2010
    ..Then, we contrasted phylogenetic subsampling with the hitherto more commonly applied geographical subsampling, where sister species are not necessarily captured...
  9. pmc Bacterial protection of beetle-fungus mutualism
    Jarrod J Scott
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Science 322:63. 2008
    ..In a notably intricate system, southern pine beetles use symbiotic fungi to help overcome host-tree defenses and to provide nutrition for their larvae...
  10. pmc Bridgehead effect in the worldwide invasion of the biocontrol harlequin ladybird
    Eric Lombaert
    Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, INRA UMR 1301 IBSV INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e9743. 2010
    ..e., heightened vigilance against invasive bridgeheads)...
  11. ncbi Temperature-specific outcomes of cytoplasmic-nuclear interactions on egg-to-adult development time in seed beetles
    Damian K Dowling
    Animal Ecology Department of Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Evolution 61:194-201. 2007
    ..Here, we assess the influence of temperature on cyto-nuclear effects on egg-to-adult development time in seed beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus)...
  12. ncbi Microbial associations in gut systems of wood- and bark-inhabiting longhorned beetles [Coleoptera: Cerambycidae]
    S Grunwald
    Fachgebiet für Pflanzenphysiologie, Department fur Pflanzenwissenschaften, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Am Hochanger 4, 85354 Freising, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 33:25-34. 2010
    ..techniques and PCR-based rDNA sequencing, gut microflora in the larvae of bark- and wood-inhabiting cerambycid beetles (Rhagium inquisitor, Tetropium castaneum, Plagionotus arcuatus and Leptura rubra [Coleoptera: Cerambycidae]) was ..
  13. ncbi Water capture by a desert beetle
    A R Parker
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 414:33-4. 2001
    Some beetles in the Namib Desert collect drinking water from fog-laden wind on their backs...
  14. pmc Feeding specialization and host-derived chemical defense in Chrysomeline leaf beetles did not lead to an evolutionary dead end
    A Termonia
    Unit of Evolutionary Genetics, Free University of Brussels (ULB, cp 300, Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, rue Jeener and Brachet 12, B6041 Gosselies, Belgium
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3909-14. 2001
    Combination of molecular phylogenetic analyses of Chrysomelina beetles and chemical data of their defensive secretions indicate that two lineages independently developed, from an ancestral autogenous metabolism, an energetically ..
  15. ncbi Pyrosequencing of the midgut transcriptome of the poplar leaf beetle Chrysomela tremulae reveals new gene families in Coleoptera
    Yannick Pauchet
    University of Exeter in Cornwall, Penryn, UK
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:403-13. 2009
    ..We also describe a wealth of new transcripts predicting rapidly evolving gene families involved in plant tissue digestion, which have no homologs in the genome of the stored product pest the Red Flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum...
  16. ncbi Anatomical and chemical defenses of conifer bark against bark beetles and other pests
    Vincent R Franceschi
    School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 4236, USA
    New Phytol 167:353-75. 2005
    ..However, these can be overcome by strategies including aggregation pheromones of bark beetles and introduction of virulent phytopathogens...
  17. ncbi Inbreeding depression is purged in the invasive insect Harmonia axyridis
    Benoit Facon
    Institut National pour la Recherche Agronomique, UMR Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, Montferrier Lez Cedex, France
    Curr Biol 21:424-7. 2011
    ..Thus, rather than posing a barrier to invasion as often assumed, bottlenecks, by purging deleterious alleles, can enable the evolution of invaders that maintain high fitness even when inbred...
  18. ncbi Division of labour and sex differences between fibrillar, tarsal adhesive pads in beetles: effective elastic modulus and attachment performance
    James M R Bullock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    J Exp Biol 212:1876-88. 2009
    Many beetles employ arrays of adhesive setae to control attachment during locomotion...
  19. ncbi The role of phytopathogenicity in bark beetle-fungus symbioses: a challenge to the classic paradigm
    Diana L Six
    Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:255-72. 2011
    The idea that phytopathogenic fungi associated with tree-killing bark beetles are critical for overwhelming tree defenses and incurring host tree mortality, herein called the classic paradigm (CP), has driven research on bark beetle-..
  20. ncbi Microbial community profiling to investigate transmission of bacteria between life stages of the wood-boring beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
    Scott M Geib
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:199-211. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi Incongruence of mitochondrial and nuclear gene trees in the Carabid beetles Ohomopterus
    T Sota
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Syst Biol 50:39-59. 2001
    ..The occurrence of reticulate patterns in this group is intriguing, because species of Ohomopterus exhibit extremely divergent genitalic structures that represent a highly efficient reproductive isolation mechanism...
  22. ncbi Wood ingestion by passalid beetles in the presence of xylose-fermenting gut yeasts
    Sung Oui Suh
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:3137-45. 2003
    ..we consistently isolated Pichia stipitis-like yeasts (Fungi: Ascomycota, Saccharomycetes) from the wood-ingesting beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus and Verres sternbergianus (Coleoptera: Passalidae)...
  23. ncbi Evolutionary reduction in testes size and competitive fertilization success in response to the experimental removal of sexual selection in dung beetles
    Leigh W Simmons
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology M092, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Evolution 62:2580-91. 2008
    ..Our data show that sperm competition does drive the evolution of testes size in onthophagine beetles, and provide general support for sperm competition theory.
  24. ncbi The effects of acclimation on thermal tolerance, desiccation resistance and metabolic rate in Chirodica chalcoptera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    John S Terblanche
    Spatial, Physiological, and Conservation Ecology Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    J Insect Physiol 51:1013-23. 2005
    ..e.: 41.8+/-0.2 degrees C in field-fresh beetles) showed less response (<1 degrees C change) to temperature acclimation than did the onset of the critical ..
  25. ncbi Coadaptation of prenatal and postnatal maternal effects
    Judith E Lock
    Hartpury College, University of the West of England, Hartpury House, Gloucestershire GL19 3BE, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 170:709-18. 2007
    ..Such a coadaptation might be particularly valuable when females are constrained from reproducing at an optimal age, as, for example, in species that breed on scarce and unpredictable resources...
  26. ncbi Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis
    E Lombaert
    INRA, UMR 1301 IBSV INRA Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis CNRS, 400 Route des Chappes, BP 167 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 20:4654-70. 2011
    ..axyridis, was probably formed by an admixture between the eastern and western native clusters. This admixture may have facilitated adaptation of the bridgehead population...
  27. pmc Selective transport systems mediate sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles: a molecular basis for adaptation and evolution
    Jürgen Kuhn
    Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, D 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:13808-13. 2004
    ..Moreover, the ancestral iridoid-producing leaf beetles already possess a fully functional import system for an early precursor of the iridoid defenses...
  28. ncbi Deep mtDNA subdivision within Linnean species in an endemic radiation of tiger beetles from New Zealand (genus Neocicindela)
    Joan Pons
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:251-62. 2011
    ..studies of taxonomy and clade diversification, we performed mtDNA analysis on Neocicindela (Cicindelidae, tiger beetles) for a broad sample of populations from 11 of 12 known species and 161 specimens (three loci, 1883 nucleotides), ..
  29. ncbi Complex interactions among host pines and fungi vectored by an invasive bark beetle
    Min Lu
    State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    New Phytol 187:859-66. 2010
    ..valens and their pine hosts in China may confer advantages to these strains of L. procerum and, by extension, to the beetles themselves. These interactions may therefore enhance invasion by the beetle-fungal complex.
  30. ncbi The voyage of an invasive species across continents: genetic diversity of North American and European Colorado potato beetle populations
    Alessandro Grapputo
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, PO Box 35, FIN 40014, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Mol Ecol 14:4207-19. 2005
    ..This study on Colorado potato beetles is one of the few studies of the genetic consequences of continent-scale invasion in an insect pest...
  31. ncbi Potential effect of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on urban trees in the United States
    D J Nowak
    Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, SUNY-CESF, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
    J Econ Entomol 94:116-22. 2001
    ..The estimated maximum potential national urban impact of A. glabripennis is a loss of 34.9% of total canopy cover, 30.3% tree mortality (1.2 billion trees) and value loss of $669 billion...
  32. ncbi Experimental evidence for the effects of dung beetle functional group richness and composition on ecosystem function in a tropical forest
    Eleanor M Slade
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:1094-104. 2007
    ..b>Beetles in a single functional group (large nocturnal tunnellers) had a disproportionate influence on measures of ..
  33. ncbi Inter- and intraspecific comparison of the bacterial assemblages in the hindgut of humivorous scarab beetle larvae (Pachnoda spp.)
    Janet Andert
    Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:439-49. 2010
    The larvae of scarab beetles are model organisms for studying the role of physicochemical gut conditions and intestinal microbiota in symbiotic digestion, particularly of humus...
  34. pmc Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei: predictions of climate change impact on a tropical insect pest
    Juliana Jaramillo
    Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e6487. 2009
    ..5%. The effects of climate change on the further range of H. hampei distribution and possible adaption strategies are discussed. Abstracts in Spanish and French are provided as supplementary material Abstract S1 and Abstract S2...
  35. ncbi Adaptation and invasiveness of western corn rootworm: intensifying research on a worsening pest
    Michael E Gray
    Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 54:303-21. 2009
    ..Although biological control and use of conventional resistant maize hybrids have not achieved widespread success in the management of western corn rootworms in North America, these tactics are being evaluated in Europe...
  36. ncbi A versatile transport network for sequestering and excreting plant glycosides in leaf beetles provides an evolutionary flexible defense strategy
    Sabrina Discher
    Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoll Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Chembiochem 10:2223-9. 2009
    The larval defenses of chrysomeline leaf beetles comprise components that are either synthesized de novo or sequestered from their food plants...
  37. ncbi Correlated evolution between male ejaculate allocation and female remating behaviour in seed beetles (Bruchidae)
    M Katvala
    Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 21:471-9. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi Paternal care: direct and indirect genetic effects of fathers on offspring performance
    Megan L Head
    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, TR10 9EZ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 66:3570-81. 2012
    ..These patterns are similar to those generated by maternal care, indicating that the genetic effects of care on offspring performance are independent of the caregiver's sex...
  39. pmc "Endomicrobia" and other bacteria associated with the hindgut of Dermolepida albohirtum larvae
    Geoffrey W Pittman
    School of Integrative Biology, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:762-7. 2008
    ..These universally distributed taxa have the potential to form vertically transmitted symbiotic associations with these insects...
  40. pmc Mountain pine beetles colonizing historical and naive host trees are associated with a bacterial community highly enriched in genes contributing to terpene metabolism
    Aaron S Adams
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:3468-75. 2013
    ..The mechanisms by which these beetles contend with toxic compounds are not well understood...
  41. pmc Combining proteomics and transcriptome sequencing to identify active plant-cell-wall-degrading enzymes in a leaf beetle
    Roy Kirsch
    Entomology Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knöll Str 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    BMC Genomics 13:587. 2012
    ..A growing body of evidence suggests that phytophagous beetles, mainly species from the superfamilies Chrysomeloidea and Curculionoidea, possess endogenous genes encoding ..
  42. pmc Evidence for a symbiosis island involved in horizontal acquisition of pederin biosynthetic capabilities by the bacterial symbiont of Paederus fuscipes beetles
    Jorn Piel
    Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Bacteriol 186:1280-6. 2004
    Pederin belongs to a group of antitumor compounds found in terrestrial beetles and marine sponges. It is used by apparently all members of the rove beetle genera Paederus and Paederidus as a chemical defense against predators...
  43. pmc DNA barcoding insect-host plant associations
    José A Jurado-Rivera
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 276:639-48. 2009
    ..Host plants of leaf beetles (subfamily Chrysomelinae) from Australia were identified using the chloroplast trnL(UAA) intron as barcodes ..
  44. pmc Antennal transcriptome analysis of the chemosensory gene families in the tree killing bark beetles, Ips typographus and Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
    Martin N Andersson
    Chemical Ecology, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE 230 53, Alnarp, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 14:198. 2013
    ..However, information on the genes underlying olfactory detection has been lacking in bark beetles and is limited in Coleoptera. We assembled antennal transcriptomes from next-generation sequencing of I...
  45. ncbi Post-hatching parental care masks the effects of egg size on offspring fitness: a removal experiment on burying beetles
    K M Monteith
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Evol Biol 25:1815-22. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that the trade-off between number and size of offspring is shifted from the egg stage towards the end of the parental care period and that post-hatching parental care somehow moderates this trade-off...
  46. ncbi Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab and Cry3Aa endotoxins on predatory Coleoptera tested through artificial diet-incorporation bioassays
    M Porcar
    Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Apartado Postal 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
    Bull Entomol Res 100:297-302. 2010
    ..We discuss the relevance of these findings for the ecology of beneficial Coleoptera and compatibility with Bt and GM Bt crops...
  47. ncbi Structural origin of circularly polarized iridescence in jeweled beetles
    Vivek Sharma
    School of Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Science 325:449-51. 2009
    ..These textures provide the basis for the morphogenesis as well as key insights for emulating the intricate optical response of the exoskeleton of scarab beetles.
  48. ncbi Beetles and flies collected on pig carrion in an experimental setting in Thuringia and their forensic implications
    E Anton
    Department of Entomology group, Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Germany
    Med Vet Entomol 25:353-64. 2011
    ..A main objective of the study is the establishment of a forensic entomological database for Central Europe, especially Thuringia...
  49. ncbi Secondary metabolites released by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: chemical analyses and possible ecological functions
    Thomas Degenkolb
    Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 37:724-35. 2011
    Burying beetles of the genus Nicrophorus localize small vertebrate carcasses by emitted volatiles. The carcass that serves as reproduction and breeding site is buried in the soil by the beetles...
  50. ncbi Pheromone production in bark beetles
    Gary J Blomquist
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:699-712. 2010
    The first aggregation pheromone components from bark beetles were identified in 1966 as a mixture of ipsdienol, ipsenol and verbenol...
  51. ncbi Managing invasive populations of Asian longhorned beetle and citrus longhorned beetle: a worldwide perspective
    Robert A Haack
    US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northern Research Station, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 55:521-46. 2010
    ..We discuss taxonomy, diagnostics, native range, bionomics, damage, host plants, pest status in their native range, invasion history and management, recent research, and international efforts to prevent new introductions...
  52. ncbi Attraction of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, to avocado, lychee, and essential oil Lures
    Paul E Kendra
    USDA ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Miami, FL 33158, USA
    J Chem Ecol 37:932-42. 2011
    ..In the field, traps baited with lychee wood captured more beetles than those with wood from avocado cultivars; traps baited with phoebe oil lures captured more beetles than those ..
  53. ncbi Pathogen effects on vegetative and floral odours mediate vector attraction and host exposure in a complex pathosystem
    Lori Shapiro
    Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:1430-8. 2012
    ....
  54. ncbi Identification of immunity-related genes in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides by suppression subtractive hybridization
    H Vogel
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Jena, Germany
    Insect Mol Biol 20:787-800. 2011
    Burying beetles reproduce on small vertebrate cadavers which they bury in the soil after localization through volatiles emitted from the carcass...
  55. ncbi Sexual division of antibacterial resource defence in breeding burying beetles, Nicrophorus vespilloides
    Sheena C Cotter
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    J Anim Ecol 79:35-43. 2010
    ..3. Here, we describe a hitherto uncharacterized form of parental care in burying beetles Nicrophorus vespilloides, a species which prepares carrion for its young and faces competition from microbes for ..
  56. ncbi Conservation and diversification of gene function during mouthpart development in Onthophagus beetles
    Franck Simonnet
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Evol Dev 13:280-9. 2011
    ..mandible adapted for chewing to the elongated, flat, and blade-like mandible of modern filter-feeding scarabaeine beetles. In general, our results contribute to a growing body of studies that suggest that basic patterning genes can ..
  57. ncbi Selection for Cry3Bb1 resistance in a genetically diverse population of nondiapausing western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    Kenneth J Oswald
    Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Ecological Exposure Research Division, Molecular Ecology Research Branch, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
    J Econ Entomol 104:1038-44. 2011
    ..These lines provide data necessary for evaluating the potential for Bt resistance within diabroticite beetles and will be useful for developing improved insect resistance management strategies.
  58. ncbi Resistance and cross-resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides and spinosad in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    David Mota-Sanchez
    Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Pest Manag Sci 62:30-7. 2006
    ..In the summer of 2003, imidacloprid-resistant adult Colorado potato beetles collected from Long Island, New York, USA were bioassayed using topical applications of imidacloprid and nine ..
  59. ncbi Simultaneous feeding by aboveground and belowground herbivores attenuates plant-mediated attraction of their respective natural enemies
    Sergio Rasmann
    Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, CP 158, CH 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Ecol Lett 10:926-36. 2007
    ..This first study to measure effects of belowground herbivory on aboveground tritrophic signalling and vice-versa reemphasizes the important role of plants in bridging interactions between spatially distinct components of the ecosystem...
  60. pmc Chiral discrimination of the Japanese beetle sex pheromone and a behavioral antagonist by a pheromone-degrading enzyme
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9076-80. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi Genetic diversity in laboratory colonies of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), including a nondiapause colony
    Kyung Seok Kim
    USDA ARS, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:637-45. 2007
    ..In contrast, the results indicate that the diapause colonies maintained at NCARL are genetically similar to wild populations...
  62. ncbi Morphological and ecological similarities: wood-boring beetles associated with novel xylose-fermenting yeasts, Spathaspora passalidarum gen. sp. nov. and Candida jeffriesii sp. nov
    Nhu H Nguyen
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA70803, USA
    Mycol Res 110:1232-41. 2006
    ..In addition a morphologically distinct yeast ascospore type is described for Spathaspora...
  63. ncbi Inferring introduction routes of invasive species using approximate Bayesian computation on microsatellite data
    T Guillemaud
    Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, UMR 1301 Interactions Biotiques et Santé Végétale, INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
    Heredity (Edinb) 104:88-99. 2010
    ..Most computations were performed with the DIYABC program (http://www1.montpellier.inra.fr/CBGP/diyabc/)...
  64. ncbi Ice age climate, evolutionary constraints and diversity patterns of European dung beetles
    Joaquin Hortal
    Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, UK
    Ecol Lett 14:741-8. 2011
    ..We assess their associations with the European Scarabaeinae dung beetles, a group with high dispersal ability and well-known adaptations to warm environments...
  65. ncbi Phosphine resistance, respiration rate and fitness consequences in stored-product insects
    Marco Aurélio G Pimentel
    Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa, MG 36570 000, Brazil
    Pest Manag Sci 63:876-81. 2007
    ..Thus, management strategies based on the interruption of phosphine fumigation may result in reestablishment of susceptibility, and shows good potential for more effective management of phosphine-resistant populations...
  66. ncbi Animal behaviour: insect orientation to polarized moonlight
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Nature 424:33. 2003
  67. pmc Jack of all trades masters novel host plants: positive genetic correlations in specialist and generalist insect herbivores expanding their diets to novel hosts
    Carlos García-Robledo
    Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0421, USA
    J Evol Biol 25:38-53. 2012
    ..correlations and performance among families in four species (two generalist and two specialist) of leaf beetles (Cephaloleia spp.) that are currently expanding their diets from native to exotic plants...
  68. ncbi Autochthonous bacterial flora indicated by PCR-DGGE of 16S rRNA gene fragments from the alimentary tract of Costelytra zealandica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    H Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Institute of Urban Pests, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, The People s Republic of China
    J Appl Microbiol 105:1277-85. 2008
    ..To locate and identify putative autochthonous bacteria within the grass grub gut that may have a role in symbiosis...
  69. ncbi Intraspecific variation in plant defense alters effects of root herbivores on leaf chemistry and aboveground herbivore damage
    Susanne Wurst
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Heteren, The Netherlands
    J Chem Ecol 34:1360-7. 2008
    ..The present study documents for the first time that intraspecific variation in plant defense affects the outcome of plant-mediated interactions between root and shoot herbivores...
  70. ncbi Patterns of threshold evolution in polyphenic insects under different developmental models
    Joseph L Tomkins
    The Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Evolution 63:459-68. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that regardless of developmental mode, alternative morphs do not evolve independently of one another...
  71. ncbi Intralocus sexual conflict unresolved by sex-limited trait expression
    Tomohiro Harano
    Laboratory of Ecological Science, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Curr Biol 20:2036-9. 2010
    ..Hence, intralocus conflict resolution is not as easy as currently thought...
  72. ncbi Protease inhibitors from several classes work synergistically against Callosobruchus maculatus
    Bahagiawati Amirhusin
    Indonesia Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development, Jalan Tentara Pelajar 3A, Bogor 16111, Indonesia
    J Insect Physiol 53:734-40. 2007
    ..Our results also suggest that transgenic resistance strategies that involve multigene products are likely to have enhanced efficacy and durability...
  73. ncbi Promicromonospora pachnodae sp. nov., a member of the (hemi)cellulolytic hindgut flora of larvae of the scarab beetle Pachnoda marginata
    Anne E Cazemier
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, Nijmegen NL 6525, ED, The Netherlands
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 83:135-48. 2003
    ..P. pachnodae produced xylanases and endoglucanases on several plant derived polymers, both under aerobic and anaerobic conditions...
  74. ncbi Baseline susceptibility of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Crysomelidae) to Cry3Bb1 Bacillus thuringiensis toxin
    Blair D Siegfried
    Department of Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Building, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583 0816, USA
    J Econ Entomol 98:1320-4. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi The phylogeography of an alpine leaf beetle: divergence within Oreina elongata spans several ice ages
    Matthias Borer
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, Case Postale 158, 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:703-9. 2010
    ..When analyzing additional barcoding pairwise distances, we find strong evidence to consider O. elongata as a species complex rather than a single species...
  76. ncbi Comparative performance of single nucleotide polymorphism and microsatellite markers for population genetic analysis
    Brad S Coates
    USDA ARS, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Hered 100:556-64. 2009
    ..SNP markers provided estimates of population genetic parameters consistent with those from microsatellite data, and their low back mutation rates may result in reduced propensity for error in estimation of population parameters...
  77. ncbi Bacterial community and nitrogen fixation in the red turpentine beetle, Dendroctonus valens LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
    Jesús Morales-Jiménez
    Departamento de Microbiologia, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Prol De Carpio y Plan de Ayala Col Sto Tomas, Mexico, Distrito Federal, CP 11340, Mexico
    Microb Ecol 58:879-91. 2009
    ..It belongs to a group of beetles that spend most of their lives between the tree bark and sapwood, where it feeds on phloem: a poor substrate with ..
  78. ncbi Recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes by insect-damaged maize roots
    Sergio Rasmann
    University of Neuchatel, Institute of Zoology, Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Entomology, CP 2, CH 2007 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Nature 434:732-7. 2005
    ..Development of new varieties that release the attractant in adequate amounts should help enhance the efficacy of nematodes as biological control agents against root pests like D. v. virgifera...
  79. ncbi Costs and the diversification of exaggerated animal structures
    D J Emlen
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 1002, USA
    Science 291:1534-6. 2001
    ..Here, I show that costs of weapon production also may drive patterns of weapon evolution. In beetles, production of horns reduces the size of neighboring morphological structures (antennae, eyes, or wings, ..
  80. pmc The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeasts
    Sung Oui Suh
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Mycol Res 109:261-5. 2005
    We isolated over 650 yeasts over a three year period from the gut of a variety of beetles and characterized them on the basis of LSU rDNA sequences and morphological and metabolic traits...
  81. pmc Some like it hot: the influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in East Africa
    Juliana Jaramillo
    Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e24528. 2011
    ..An abstract in Spanish is provided as Abstract S1...
  82. pmc A comprehensive assessment of the effects of Bt cotton on Coleomegilla maculata demonstrates no detrimental effects by Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab
    Yunhe Li
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University NYSAES, Geneva, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22185. 2011
    ..maculata. More importantly, this study demonstrates a comprehensive system for assessing the risk of genetically modified plants on non-target organisms...
  83. ncbi Angiosperm bark volatiles disrupt response of Douglas-fir beetle, Dendroctonus pseudotsugae, to attractant-baited traps
    D P Huber
    Centre for Environmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6
    J Chem Ecol 27:217-33. 2001
    ..One compound, conophthorin, was active alone in reducing the response of beetles to the baited traps...
  84. ncbi Irresistible bouquet of death--how are burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorus) attracted by carcasses
    B Kalinová
    Infochemicals Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nam 2, 166 10, Prague 6, Czech Republic
    Naturwissenschaften 96:889-99. 2009
    ..were used to study the antennal sensitivity to identified infochemicals and their attractiveness for burying beetles Nicrophorus vespillo and Nicrophorus vespilloides (Silphidae: Nicrophorinae)...
  85. pmc Rickettsial relative associated with male killing in the ladybird beetle (Adalia bipunctata)
    J H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, New York 14627
    J Bacteriol 176:388-94. 1994
    ..Discovery of a close relative of rickettsias associated with sex ratio distortion in insects has implications for the evolution and population dynamics of this bacterial genus...
  86. pmc Structure and topology of microbial communities in the major gut compartments of Melolontha melolontha larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    Markus Egert
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4556-66. 2005
    ....
  87. pmc The Pristionchus pacificus genome provides a unique perspective on nematode lifestyle and parasitism
    Christoph Dieterich
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Spemannstrasse 37, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Nat Genet 40:1193-8. 2008
    Here we present a draft genome sequence of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus, a species that is associated with beetles and is used as a model system in evolutionary biology. With 169 Mb and 23,500 predicted protein-coding genes, the P...
  88. pmc Differential recruitment of limb patterning genes during development and diversification of beetle horns
    Armin P Moczek
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, 915 East Third Street, Myers Hall 150, Bloomington, IN 47405 7107, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8992-7. 2009
    ....
  89. pmc Microbial community structure in midgut and hindgut of the humus-feeding larva of Pachnoda ephippiata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    Markus Egert
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:6659-68. 2003
    ..These findings agree with the reported restriction of methanogenesis to the hindgut of Pachnoda larvae...
  90. ncbi Timing the radiations of leaf beetles: hispines on gingers from latest cretaceous to recent
    P Wilf
    Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
    Science 289:291-4. 2000
    Stereotyped feeding damage attributable solely to rolled-leaf hispine beetles is documented on latest Cretaceous and early Eocene ginger leaves from North Dakota and Wyoming...
  91. ncbi The evolution of agriculture in beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae)
    B D Farrell
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 55:2011-27. 2001
    b>Beetles in the weevil subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae are unusual in that they burrow as adults inside trees for feeding and oviposition...
  92. ncbi The significance of facultative scavenging in generalist predator nutrition: detecting decayed prey in the guts of predators using PCR
    Pavel Foltan
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, PO Box 915, Cardiff, CF10 3TL, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:4147-58. 2005
    ..Laboratory trials measured prey preference of beetles between live and decaying prey. Further experiments measured, for the first time, feeding by P...
  93. ncbi Nonstationary evolution and compositional heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics
    Nathan C Sheffield
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Syst Biol 58:381-94. 2009
    ..We discovered convergence of nucleotide composition within mitochondrial genomes of the insect order Coleoptera (beetles). We found variation in base content both among species and among genes in the genome...
  94. ncbi Rapid adaptation to a novel host in a seed beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus): the role of sexual selection
    Claudia Fricke
    Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Evolution 61:440-54. 2007
    ..We experimentally enforced monogamy in half of the lines, whereas the other half remained polygamous. The beetles rapidly adapted to the novel host, which primarily involved increased host acceptance by females and an ..
  95. ncbi Ingested RNA interference for managing the populations of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata
    Fang Zhu
    Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
    Pest Manag Sci 67:175-82. 2011
    ..In this paper, the potential of feeding dsRNA expressed in bacteria or synthesized in vitro to manage populations of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (CPB), was investigated...
  96. ncbi Multiple transatlantic introductions of the western corn rootworm
    Nicholas Miller
    Biologie des Populations en Interaction, Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 1112 Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, 400 Route des Chappes, 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
    Science 310:992. 2005
    ..This result raises questions about changing circumstances that have enabled a sudden burst of transatlantic introductions...
  97. pmc Bruchins: insect-derived plant regulators that stimulate neoplasm formation
    R P Doss
    Horticultural Crops Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:6218-23. 2000
    ..5 pg) causing neoplastic growth on pods of all of the pea lines tested. The bruchins are, to our knowledge, the first natural products discovered with the ability to induce neoplasm formation when applied to intact plants...
  98. ncbi Effect of host tree species on cellulase activity and bacterial community composition in the gut of larval Asian longhorned beetle
    Scott M Geib
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Environ Entomol 38:686-99. 2009
    ..Larvae that fed on wood from a resistant host (P. calleryana) showed suppressed total gut cellulase activity. Results show that the host tree can impact both gut microbial community complexity and cellulase activity in A. glabripennis...
  99. pmc Increased survival of western corn rootworm on transgenic corn within three generations of on-plant greenhouse selection
    Lisa N Meihls
    Division of Plant Science, 205 Curtis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19177-82. 2008
    ..The results suggest that rapid response to selection is possible in the absence of mating with unexposed beetles, emphasizing the importance of effective refuges for resistance management.
  100. ncbi Landscape diversity enhances biological control of an introduced crop pest in the north-central USA
    M M Gardiner
    Department of Entomology, 204 Center for Integrated Plant Systems, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1311, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:143-54. 2009
    ..We also monitored aphid and natural enemy populations at large in each field. Predators, principally coccinellid beetles, dominated the natural enemy community of soybean in both years. In the absence of aphid predators, A...
  101. pmc Attacks by a piercing-sucking insect (Myzus persicae Sultzer) or a chewing insect (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) on potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) induce differential changes in volatile compound release and oxylipin synthesis
    Virginie Gosset
    Plant Biology Unit, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Exp Bot 60:1231-40. 2009
    ..Furthermore, a correlation between volatiles and JA accumulation and the evolution of their precursors was determined. Finally, the role of the insect itself on the plant response after insect infestation was highlighted...

Research Grants21

  1. Exploring the Venom Repertoire of Parasitoids
    JOHN HAYNES WERREN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Parasitoids vary in hosts they utilize (flies, beetles, butterflies, etc), the life stage they parasitize (eggs, larvae, pupae), and whether their eggs are laid and ..
  2. Bursicon Receptor Antagonists: Templates for Developing Novel Insecticides
    Alan S Kopin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Prior studies using both Drosophila and beetles revealed that genetic down-regulation of bursicon-mediated signaling results in defective hardening of the ..
  3. Modularity of gene expression and tradeoffs in the evolution of plasticity
    EMILIE SNELL ROOD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These hypotheses will be tested in a newly emerging model system in evolutionary developmental genetics: homed beetles in the genus Onthophagus...
  4. Elucidating the function of the Lipid-Binding Protein OBI-1 in Pristionchus pacif
    Ray L Hong; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pristionchus species are nematodes that associate with specific beetles and represent a poorly understood but highly prevalent type of nematode-insect interaction known as necromeny...
  5. Structural studies of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry Toxins
    Michael K Chan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..with practical application as biological insecticides for the targeting of specific crop pests (caterpillars, beetles, nematodes) and disease vectors (mosquitoes). Insect ingestion of B...
  6. NOVEL BEETLE LUCIFERASES FOR BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT
    Keith Wood; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..to include a new class of isozymes derived from embryonic and juvenile developmental forms of elaterid beetles. These isozymes are spectrally unique, and taxonomic data reveals that they are evolutionarily divergent...
  7. Potent antimicrobial peptides from carrion beetles
    ANGELIKA FATH GOODIN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Corporation has identified proteinaceous antimicrobial components in the anal and oral secretions of carrion beetles from the family Silphidae...
  8. SPLIT-DOSE REPAIR--DIVIDING VS. POSTMITOTIC CELLS
    HOWARD DUCOFF; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..Pupariation delay and puparial elongation after irradiation of fly larvae, a hyperacute lethal syndrome in adult beetles exposed to very high radiation doses, and increased longevity of adult insects exposed tissue; acute (5-week) ..
  9. 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. ..
  10. SECRETIONS OF ARTHROPODS
    Thomas Eisner; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Insects are major vectors of disease. An understanding of how insects depend on natural products for regulation of their biotic interactions is of broad applied significance to both medicine and agriculture. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. NEURAL CORRELATES OF EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR
    C Salzman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Participation in seminar, journal clubs, courses, scientific presentation sessions, and informal discussions with a large variety of faculty and trainees will form the basis of an intensive training program ..
  12. Ecology, genetics and physiology of insect vectors
    Elliot Krafsur; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Real-Time Three-Dimensional Motion Control Tracker
    Daniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..After optimization, the Phase II instrument will be tested in a clinical ophthalmic program and the improvement in measurement of retinal features (e.g., nerve fiber layer thickness) will be quantified. ..
  14. Developmental mechanisms underlying divergent morphology
    DAVID ANGELINI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the developmental network underlying antenna distal morphology in two closely related species of flour beetles, Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum...
  15. Compact Line-scanning Adaptive Optics Retinal Imager
    Daniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These researchers will, in turn, use this tool to increase our understanding of vision and its disruption by disease and for the development of new drugs and therapies. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Stabilized Adaptive Optics Imaging Laser Microsurgery
    Daniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME: GENETIC STUDIES IN ZEBRAFISH
    MICHAEL CARVAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Single Shot OCT
    Daniel Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, the developed instrument and the principles upon which it is based may be used to image other disease types throughout the human body. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Expeditious Synthesis of Complexity and Diversity
    Steven Burke; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  20. HETEROCYCLIC RING COMPOUNDS FOR ALKALOID SYNTHESIS
    Albert Padwa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The generation of biologically active compounds by new synthetic methods remains an important part of both health related and chemical research. ..
  21. SYNTHESIS OF FUSED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
    Albert Padwa; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The generation of biologically active compounds by new synthetic methods remains an important part of both health related and chemical research. ..