Browsing Entomology Student Research, Publications, and Undergraduate Research Symposium by Title

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  • Miller, Haley; Abbar, Salahe; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Tyrophagus putrescentiae is a mite that is most commonly found in stored food, like different cheese products. This mite infests high-value dried foods that results in serious economic impact. Human health problems are ...
  • Ciesielski, Cadence; Manu, Naomi; Phillips, Thomas (2018-12-14)
    Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Shrank), commonly known as the ham mite, is a cosmopolitan pest found of various stored food commodities, including aged hams and cheeses (Amoah et al. 2017; Campbell et al. 2017). Recent ...
  • Albin, Chloe E.; Quellhorst, Hannah; Campbell, James; Eller, Fred; Morrison III, William R. (2018-12-14)
    Producers lose 10-30% of crops during storage, processing, and marketing after harvest each year to stored product insects (1,2). Globally, there has been a rise in insecticide resistance to phosphine, the most common ...
  • Strassburg, Melissa; Strassburg, Meghan; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Red flour beetles are major pests in the U.S. They can often be found in stored grain products, primarily flour [4]. They also seem to be heavily attracted to maize, another popular food source in many areas [1]. The red ...
  • Conner, Mary A.; Herrick, Nathan J.; Cloyd, Raymond A. (2017-12-7)
    Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Perg.), is a major insect pest of greenhouse production systems. A widely-used plant protection strategy is biological control, which entails releasing natural enemies; ...
  • Schmidt, Tanner; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas W. (2018-12-14)
    Indian meal moths (IMM), Plodiainterpuntella, are persistent pests to our foods (Fasulo et al.1998; Plunkett’s Pest Control 2018). When IMMs infest a a food product the resulting value loss is the ...
  • Wagner, Kasey; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas (2018-12-14)
    Triboliumcastaneum, known as the red flour beetle (RFB)is a common pest of stored grain and milled grain products.Thisresearch studied how RFBs orient to and lay eggs in their standard flour diet and in two kinds of dog ...
  • Haman, Colter; Beals, Brendan; Park, Yoonseong (2017-12-7)
    Survival of questing ticks in the filed depends on uptaking water from environment. With there being little known about the amount of water that ticks consume, we were interested in whether drinking water is a common ...
  • Collingham, Logan; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The Red flour beetle feeds on grain which is why it is considered a pest. Understanding their aggregation behavior can help us to find new ways to control them. What we don’t yet know is what makes them group together the ...
  • Smith, Colton; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) is a major pest of food facilities such as flour mills and is often monitored using pitfall type traps with a food oil and pheromone attractant. Previous research had indicated ...
  • Wicoff, Clara; Campbell, James; Scheff, Deanna (2017-12-7)
    At the global level, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 40 percent of food losses ...
  • Strassburg, Meghan; Strassburg, Melissa; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Mites can be a major pest in our foods—especially ham and cheese. (US Fed News Service) Currently, there is a huge interest for reducing our impact on the ozone layer, so researchers are looking at ways to prevent pests ...
  • Calbreath, Jackson; Marshall, Jeremy L.; Michaud, J.P. (2017-12-7)
    In the year 2015, the USA produced 597 Million bushels of sorghum and planted 7.85 million acres. Kansas produced 281.6 million bushels and planted 3.2 million acres. With Green bug aphid and the sugarcane aphid a major ...
  • Alkhraissi, Maha; Chaudhari, Sushila; Jugulam, Mithila (2018-12-14)
    Mesotrione is a herbicide used for the selective pre- and post-emergence control of a wide range of broadleaf and grass weeds in corn (Zea mays). It inhibits the enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) which leads ...
  • Boyer, Matthew; Marshall, Jeremy
    Studying insects’ response to disturbance can tell us how these organisms survive in hostile environments. Studies have shown that soldier beetles can have different mating behaviors depending on the species around them ...
  • Wagner, Ricky; Menghwar, Sepna; Drame, Papa; Montenegro-Cadena, Lidia; Londono-Renteria, Berlin (2018-12-14)
    Ae. aegypti is an invasive species and playing a crucial role in disseminating the infectious diseases like dengue and Zika fever. This mosquito, prefers to live in areas close to humans where blood is easily accessible ...
  • Iacovetti, Victoria; Marshall, Jeremy L. (2017-12-7)
    Sleep deprivation is very common among college students, hitting 73% with sleep problems, according to “Regents of the University of Michigan.” To study the causes of sleep deprivation, I surveyed fifty students at Kansas ...
  • Schneck, Karen; Featherston, Kyah; Silver, Kristopher (2018-12-14)
    RNA interference (RNAi) uses double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules to degrade and suppress the transcript level of a complementary mRNA target1. The RNAi pathway is complex and includes many different proteins, ...
  • Stewart, Nathan; Marshall, Jeremy
    This research project was set up to determine the suitability of two extreme diets. Since this experiment only used basic extremes, some of the data were already known, or assumed, such as that a flour beetle can survive ...

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