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 mec...
  2. 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...
  3. Core RNAi machinery and gene knockdown in the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis).

    Journal of Insect Physiology 72:70 (2015) PMID 25541004

    The RNA interference (RNAi) technology has been widely used in insect functional genomics research and provides an alternative approach for insect pest management. To understand whether the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), an invasive and destructive coleopteran insect pest of ash tree (...
  4. Core RNAi machinery and gene knockdown in the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)

    Journal of Insect Physiology 72:70 (2015)

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  5. Core RNAi machinery and gene knockdown in the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)

    Journal of Insect Physiology 72:70 (2015) PMID 25541004

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  6. 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. ...
  7. Avirulence effector discovery in a plant galling and plant parasitic arthropod, the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    PLoS ONE 9(6):e100958 (2014) PMID 24964065 PMCID PMC4071006

    Highly specialized obligate plant-parasites exist within several groups of arthropods (insects and mites). Many of these are important pests, but the molecular basis of their parasitism and its evolution are poorly understood. One hypothesis is that plant parasitic arthropods use effector protei...
  8. Avirulence effector discovery in a plant galling and plant parasitic arthropod, the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    PLoS ONE 9(6):e100958 (2014) PMID 24964065 PMCID PMC4071006

    Highly specialized obligate plant-parasites exist within several groups of arthropods (insects and mites). Many of these are important pests, but the molecular basis of their parasitism and its evolution are poorly understood. One hypothesis is that plant parasitic arthropods use effector protei...
  9. Relationship between quality of pearl cultured in the triangle musselHyriopsis cumingiiof different ages and its immune mechanism

    Aquaculture 315(3):196 (2011)

    Hyriopsis cumingii is endemic to China and is the most productive freshwater pearl mussel. The age-related changes in the density, phagocytic activity of hemocytes, and the antibacterial and lysozyme activities of plasma were studied respectively in the triangle mussel H. cumi...
  10. A neo-sex chromosome that drives postzygotic sex determination in the hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    Genetics 184(3):769 (2010) PMID 20026681 PMCID PMC2845344

    Two nonoverlapping autosomal inversions defined unusual neo-sex chromosomes in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Like other neo-sex chromosomes, these were normally heterozygous, present only in one sex, and suppressed recombination around a sex-determining master switch. Their unusual pro...
  11. A neo-sex chromosome that drives postzygotic sex determination in the hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    Genetics 184(3):769 (2010) PMID 20026681 PMCID PMC2845344

    Two nonoverlapping autosomal inversions defined unusual neo-sex chromosomes in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Like other neo-sex chromosomes, these were normally heterozygous, present only in one sex, and suppressed recombination around a sex-determining master switch. Their unusual pro...
  12. Folate receptor-targeted quantum dot liposomes as fluorescence probes.

    Journal of Drug Targeting 17(7):502 (2009) PMID 19489689

    In this study, the preparation of the novel imaging agents, folate receptor (FR)-targeted liposomes encapsulating hydrophilic CdTe quantum dots (QDs), and their use as luminescence probes for live cell imaging are reported. Hydrophilic CdTe QDs were directly synthesized in the water phase, and F...
  13. Folate receptor-targeted quantum dot liposomes as fluorescence probes.

    Journal of Drug Targeting 17(7):502 (2009) PMID 19489689

    In this study, the preparation of the novel imaging agents, folate receptor (FR)-targeted liposomes encapsulating hydrophilic CdTe quantum dots (QDs), and their use as luminescence probes for live cell imaging are reported. Hydrophilic CdTe QDs were directly synthesized in the water phase, and F...
  14. A BAC-based physical map of the Hessian fly genome anchored to polytene chromosomes.

    BMC Genomics 10:293 (2009) PMID 19573234 PMCID PMC2709663

    The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) is an important insect pest of wheat. It has tractable genetics, polytene chromosomes, and a small genome (158 Mb). Investigation of the Hessian fly presents excellent opportunities to study plant-insect interactions and the molecular mechanisms underlying ...
  15. A BAC-based physical map of the Hessian fly genome anchored to polytene chromosomes.

    BMC Genomics 10:293 (2009) PMID 19573234 PMCID PMC2709663

    The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) is an important insect pest of wheat. It has tractable genetics, polytene chromosomes, and a small genome (158 Mb). Investigation of the Hessian fly presents excellent opportunities to study plant-insect interactions and the molecular mechanisms underlying ...