1. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor.

    Current Biology 25(5):613 (2015) PMID 25660540

    Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mechanisms th...
  2. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

    Current Biology (2014)

    • The plant galling Mayetiola destructor genome is replete with effector genes • The SSGP-71 effector gene family is the largest known arthropod gene family. ...
  3. Deep sequencing and genome-wide analysis reveals the expansion of MicroRNA genes in the gall midge Mayetiola destructor.

    BMC Genomics 14:187 (2013) PMID 23496979 PMCID PMC3608969

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating post transcriptional gene expression. Gall midges encompass a large group of insects that are of economic importance and also possess fascinating biological traits. The gall midge Mayetiola destructor, commonly k...
  4. Deep sequencing and genome-wide analysis reveals the expansion of MicroRNA genes in the gall midge Mayetiola destructor.

    BMC Genomics 14:187 (2013) PMID 23496979 PMCID PMC3608969

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating post transcriptional gene expression. Gall midges encompass a large group of insects that are of economic importance and also possess fascinating biological traits. The gall midge Mayetiola destructor, commonly k...
  5. Mobilization of lipids and fortification of cell wall and cuticle are important in host defense against Hessian fly.

    BMC Genomics 14:423 (2013) PMID 23800119 PMCID PMC3701548

    Wheat - Hessian fly interaction follows a typical gene-for-gene model. Hessian fly larvae die in wheat plants carrying an effective resistance gene, or thrive in susceptible plants that carry no effective resistance gene. Gene sets affected by Hessian fly attack in resistant plants were found to...
  6. Mobilization of lipids and fortification of cell wall and cuticle are important in host defense against Hessian fly.

    BMC Genomics 14:423 (2013) PMID 23800119 PMCID PMC3701548

    Wheat - Hessian fly interaction follows a typical gene-for-gene model. Hessian fly larvae die in wheat plants carrying an effective resistance gene, or thrive in susceptible plants that carry no effective resistance gene. Gene sets affected by Hessian fly attack in resistant plants were found to...
  7. Corrigendum to: “Entomopathogenic fungi ofEurygasterintegricepsPuton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae): Collection and characterization for development” [Biol. Control 27 (2003) 260–272]

    Biological Control 57(2):163 (2011)

  8. Distribution of Sunn Pest,Eurygaster integricepsPuton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), in overwintering sites

    Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 14(1):83 (2011)

    Sunn Pest, Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), is the most serious pest of wheat in West and Central Asia. Following harvest, the pest migrates from wheat fields to high elevations to escape high summer temperatures and, the following spring, moves back to the fi...
  9. Distribution of Sunn Pest,Eurygaster integricepsPuton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), in overwintering sites

    Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 14(1):83 (2011)

    Sunn Pest, Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), is the most serious pest of wheat in West and Central Asia. Following harvest, the pest migrates from wheat fields to high elevations to escape high summer temperatures and, the following spring, moves back to the fi...
  10. Characterization of a prolyl endoprotease from Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Sunn pest) infested wheat.

    Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 74(3):163 (2010) PMID 20568295

    Sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps, Puton, infested and uninfested wheat seeds were obtained from the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria, with the primary objective to identify the type of enzyme deposited by the Sunn pest on the wheat responsib...
  11. Global phylogenetics of Diuraphis noxia (Hemiptera: Aphididae), an invasive aphid species: evidence for multiple invasions into North America.

    Journal of Economic Entomology 103(3):958 (2010) PMID 20568643

    The Russian wheat aphid, Diruaphis noxia (Kudjumov) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is globally one of the most devastating pests of bread wheat, Tritium aestivum L., durum wheat, Triticum turgidum L., and barley, Hordeum vulgare L. Several sources of D. noxia resistance have been incorporated in commer...
  12. Global phylogenetics of Diuraphis noxia (Hemiptera: Aphididae), an invasive aphid species: evidence for multiple invasions into North America.

    Journal of Economic Entomology 103(3):958 (2010) PMID 20568643

    The Russian wheat aphid, Diruaphis noxia (Kudjumov) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is globally one of the most devastating pests of bread wheat, Tritium aestivum L., durum wheat, Triticum turgidum L., and barley, Hordeum vulgare L. Several sources of D. noxia resistance have been incorporated in commer...
  13. Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) interactions with barley, rice, and wheat seedlings.

    Journal of Economic Entomology 102(4):1663 (2009) PMID 19736782

    A choice test revealed that Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), adults deposited approximately 3 times more eggs on wheat (Triticum spp.), seedlings than on barley (Hordeum spp.) or rice, Oryza sativa L., seedlings. On a barley seedling, 49.4% of eggs were deposited...
  14. Cloning and characterization of cDNAS encoding carboxypeptidase-like proteins from the gut of Hessian fly larvae [Mayetiola destructor (Say)].

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36(8):665 (2006) PMID 16876709

    Transcriptomic analysis of the gut from Hessian fly larvae [Mayetiola destructor (Say)] identified nine cDNA clones that encode different carboxypeptidase-like proteins. Sequence comparison revealed that five of the nine cDNAs encoded very similar proteins with amino acid sequence identity over ...
  15. A super-family of genes coding for secreted salivary gland proteins from the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor.

    Journal of Insect Science (Tucson) 6:1 (2006) PMID 19537963 PMCID PMC2990301

    We have previously characterized a gene coding for the secreted-salivary-gland-protein 11A1 (SSGP-11A1) from the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say) (Diptera Cecidomyiidae). Here we report the cloning and characterization of three new genes coding for proteins designated SSGP-11B1, SSGP-11C1...
  16. Cloning and characterization of cDNAS encoding carboxypeptidase-like proteins from the gut of Hessian fly larvae [Mayetiola destructor(Say)]

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36(8):665 (2006)

    Transcriptomic analysis of the gut from Hessian fly larvae [ Mayetiola destructor (Say)] identified nine cDNA clones that encode different carboxypeptidase-like proteins. Sequence comparison revealed that five of the nine cDNAs encoded very similar proteins with amino acid sequence id...
  17. Molecular characterisation of Beauveria bassiana isolates obtained from overwintering sites of Sunn Pests (Eurygaster and Aelia species).

    Mycological Research 109(Pt 3):294 (2005) PMID 15912946

    110 isolates of Beauveria (104 B. bassiana, 5 Beauveria spp., 1 B. brongniartii) were obtained from Sunn Pests (Eurygaster and Aelia species), litter, and other insect samples at overwintering sites in seven countries in the Middle East and West Asia. DNA was extracted from these isolates, and f...
  18. Molecular characterisation of Beauveria bassiana isolates obtained from overwintering sites of Sunn Pests (Eurygaster and Aelia species).

    Mycological Research 109(Pt 3):294 (2005) PMID 15912946

    110 isolates of Beauveria (104 B. bassiana, 5 Beauveria spp., 1 B. brongniartii) were obtained from Sunn Pests (Eurygaster and Aelia species), litter, and other insect samples at overwintering sites in seven countries in the Middle East and West Asia. DNA was extracted from these isolates, and f...
  19. Molecular characterisation ofBeauveria bassianaisolates obtained from overwintering sites of Sunn Pests (EurygasterandAeliaspecies)

    Mycological Research 109(3):294 (2005)

    110 isolates of Beauveria (104 B. bassiana, 5 Beauveria spp., 1 B. brongniartii) were obtained from Sunn Pests ( Eurygaster and Aelia species), litter, and other insect samples at overwintering sites in seven countries in the Middle East and West Asia. DNA ...
  20. Molecular characterisation ofBeauveria bassianaisolates obtained from overwintering sites of Sunn Pests (EurygasterandAeliaspecies)

    Mycological Research 109(3):294 (2005)

    110 isolates of Beauveria (104 B. bassiana, 5 Beauveria spp., 1 B. brongniartii) were obtained from Sunn Pests ( Eurygaster and Aelia species), litter, and other insect samples at overwintering sites in seven countries in the Middle East and West Asia. DNA ...