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

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

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  • Toth, Mollie; Nguyen, Valerie; Scully, Erin (2018-12-14)
    Two major threats to stored products in the United States and throughout the world are stored product insects and contamination from mycotoxins, which are secondary metabolites produced by fungi, such as Fusarium spp. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beauchamp, Madison; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Red Flour Beetles (Tribolium castaneum; Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), are often used for ethological and food safety research due to an adept ability to colonize food sources. Red Flour Beetles and their relatives are a ...
  • Toothaker, J. E.; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Red Flour Beetles are major pests for farmers storing grain and cause large profit losses. These beetles infest grain stores and their presence leads to mold growth (Baldwin). Learning the cause of aggregation groupings ...
  • Huston, Miranda; Arnold, Shara; Gordon, Haley; Michaud, J.P.; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    To further understand the lives and development habits of insects, we must know how they influence each other through pupation periods. This will ultimately help us understand how interactive insects are throughout their ...
  • Gordon, Haley; Huston, Miranda; Arnold, Shara; Marshall, Jeremy; Michaud, J.P. (2018-12-14)
    Lady beetles, sometimes also called ladybugs, are a species of insect with brightly-colored wing covers that are often a shade of red or orange with black spots (Michaud and Qureshi 2006). Lady beetles are generally a ...
  • Reyanldo, Miriam; Cooper, Anastasia; Song, Huifang; Yu, Zhitao; Zhang, Hao; Silver, Kristopher; Zhang, Jianzhen; Zhu, Kun Yan (2018-12-14)
    Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) can potentially be used as a pesticide because these molecules trigger an immune response called RNA interference (RNAi). If the expression of essential genes matching the dsRNA sequence are ...
  • Parks, Lina; Cooper, Anastasia; Song, Huifang; Yu, Zhitao; Zhang, Hao; Silver, Kristopher; Zhang, Jianzhen; Zhu, Kun Yan (2018-12-14)
    RNA interference (RNAi) is an immune response in which double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) suppresses a target gene. By designing dsRNA to target genes that are necessary for life, dsRNA can potentially be used as an insecticide. ...
  • Martinez, Maria A.; Mallie, Jacqueline; Phillips, Thomas W. (2018-12-14)
    The pet food industry is a major part of the high-value processed food market in the USA and worldwide. Pest control associated with pet foods is an important activity. The mite Tyrophagus putrescentiae is a prolific ...
  • Erckert, Kathryn; Davis, Holly; Whitworth, Jeff (2018-12-14)
    Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids, Rhopalosiphumpadi (Linnaeus) (BCOA) are common in Kansas wheat fields and may vector Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus, causing awidevariety of problems including stunted and non-reproductive wheat (Whitworth ...
  • Wastler, Justin; Davis, Holly; Whitworth, Jeff (2018-12-14)
    Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids, Rhopalosiphumpadi (Linnaeus), (BCOA) are a major agricultural pest for wheat due to their ability to transferBarley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), which can stunt growth when introduced to seedlings ...
  • Silvernail, Lauren; Quellhorst, Hannah; Bruce, Alex; Morrison III, W.R. (2018-12-14)
    Post-harvest pest insects can cause significant amounts of damage to stored products in and around food facilities, reducing quantity and quality of grains. Post-harvest insects have been attributed to billions of dollars ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freijat, Julie; Scheff, Deanna S. (2018-12-14)
    Spinosad is a natural insecticide derived from the fermentation of the soil dwelling bacteria, Saccharopolysporaspinosa (Hertlein et al., 2011; Toews et al., 2003). Spinosad has been shown to be a highly effective as a ...
  • Soehner, Madalyn; Johnson, Wendy (2018-12-14)
    Due to the rise of new educational methods, one may begin to wonder, what is the best way to learn information? Can these new methods truly replace traditional methods? This experiment evaluated the effectiveness of an ...
  • 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 ...

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