Browsing Entomology Students' Papers and Presentations by Title

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Browsing Entomology Students' Papers and Presentations by Title

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  • Burgett, Haley; Nechols, James (2017-12-7)
    A laboratory experiment was conducted to determine how well spider mite populations would develop on different host plants, and if the source plant the mite was reared on would affect their performance on other plants. ...
  • Leonard, Elena; Nechols, James
    Twospotted spider mites—Tetranychus urticae Koch—are a major pest, and so knowing as much about the pesky creatures as possible will allow those in horticultural fields to prepare better defenses against infestations, and ...
  • Knight, Mylah; Cooper, Anastasia; Silver, Kristopher (2017-12-7)
    RNA interference (RNAi) is a process that uses double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) to target and suppress the expression of specific genes (Zhang et al., 2010). It is a powerful tool that has been used to understand the function ...
  • Ismert, Kyle; Cooper, Anastasia; Silver, Kristopher S.; Zhu, Kun Yan (2017-12-7)
    The European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinia nubilalis, is a common pest for corn crops in the United States and most of Europe (Hudan and LeRoux, 1986). Use of traditional pesticides to control ECB has resulted in the development ...
  • Banister, Hayley; Zhu, Kun Yan; Silver, Kristopher
    RNA interference (RNAi) was first discovered in nematodes when exogenous double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) complementary to a specific gene suppressed expression of that gene [1]. Subsequently, much effort has been devoted to ...
  • Wilkins, Rachel; Zhu, Kun Yan; Silver, Kristopher
    RNA interference (RNAi) was first discovered in nematodes when exogenous double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) complementary to a specific gene suppressed expression of that gene [1]. Subsequently, much effort has been devoted to ...
  • Yeoman, Hannah; Marshall, Jeremy
    Being raised in a group or solitary can affect behavior of an animal. In this experiment, I am working with the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. I am studying whether the way the beetles are raised affects their ...
  • Huang, Joey; Marshall, Jeremy L. (2017-12-7)
    Body size plays a critical role in animal survival. In fact, Bergmann's Rule states that larger animals should be more successful in colder environments (McNab 1971), although this may not be the case for ectotherms like ...
  • Gray, Ieasha; Johnson, Carissa; Marshall, Jeremy
    Cooperation is an important behavior because it can affect all aspects of life (Sandholm and Crites 1996; Kagel and McGee 2016; Cohen etal. 1999). The Prisonor’s Dilemma is a classic game theory game of cooperation (Falk ...
  • Milholm, Matthew; Park, Yoonseong (2017-12-7)
    We found that a transgenic line of Tribolium castaneum, previously characterized for the expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in the oenocyte (OE strain), shows unusual genetics based on the GFP expression patterns. ...
  • McDowell, Connie; Scully, Erin (2017-12-7)
    I studied the greenbug aphid (Shizaphis graminum), which has been recognized as a pest of grain crops and grasses for over 150 years and was first reported in North America in 1882 (University of Florida, Featured Creatures). ...
  • Maiden, Amy; Marshall, Jeremy L. (2017-12-7)
    Many people believe that the only method of cooling down their horse is to walk them, and sometimes for long amounts of time depending on the work and length of work the horse was used for. Brushing a horse’s coat mimics ...
  • Hall, Brandon; Marshall, Jeremy
    Competition for space, resources, and mates plays an important role in the survivorship of many organisms (Sbilordo et al. 2011). Understanding how competition affects a population is a crucial component in ensuring the ...
  • Fergurson, Anna; Maldonado-Ruiz, Paulina; Zurek, Ludek (2017-12-7)
    Ticks are obligate blood feeding ectoparasites and vectors of several animal and human pathogens (Williams-Newkirk et al., 2014). Ticks not only carry pathogens but also a bacterial community with commensal and symbiotic ...
  • Ast, Savannah; Ewing, Robert; Whitworth, Jeff (2017-12-7)
    The brown recluse spider (BRS), Loxosceles reclusa (Gertsch & Mulaik) is a serious pest and not easily eradicated by chemical means (Sandidge & Hopwood, 2005). Common folklore has long indicated that Maclura pomifera (hedge ...
  • Hamblin, Matt; Phillips, Thomas W.
    Red flour beetles are a serious pest to stored grain crops (United States 2015). Many different studies have been and are currently being done to find new anti-feedant deterrents to keep these beetles from infesting or ...
  • Saunders, Jazmine; Marshall, Jeremy
    Sex ratios can influence the population biology of organisms (Wade, M.j. 1984 and Lee, Smith 1978). Sex ratios can also influence the sexual and reproductive fitness of males and females (Michalczyk, ?ukasz 2011). I wanted ...
  • Morton, Danielle; Rozo, Paula; Londono-Renteria, Berlin (2017-12-7)
    Dengue is one of the most geographically significant mosquito transmitted diseases caused by dengue virus (DENV). In endemic areas of tropics and subtropics, this disease has become the leading cause of morbidity and ...
  • Luckert, Meagan; Rozo, Paula; Londono, Berlin (2017-12-7)
    Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are more than 400 different species of Anopheles mosquitoes; however ...
  • McCorkendale, Kole; Bhattarai, Ganesh P.; McCornack, Brian (2017-12-7)
    The objective of this experiment was to test if an aerial survey system could be more effective and efficient than a ground survey performed by a human. We did this by detecting markers set in a field. Effectiveness is ...

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