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

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Meyers, Olivia; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle, or Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), is a worldwide pest of stored products, particularlyfeed grains (Baldwin and Faluso 2006). It's tiny body and agile legs allow this beetle to get ...
  • Sharp, Haelea; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    We studied the behavioral patterns of Red Flour Beetles. They are a common pest of stored grain products. This experiment tested the grouping behavior of two strains of Red Flour Beetle to see if observed grouping behavior ...
  • Bhagat, Mira; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Aggregations of insects can often cause problems because they consume large amounts of resources. Species like the Red Flour Beetle are particularly damaging because they can invade locations where humans store food (Lles ...
  • Jimenez, Bricelis; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Although others may see beetles as pests, entomologists would say otherwise. These critters vary in sizes and can be found almost anywhere! Interaction amongst humans and animals within an environment can be pretty similar ...

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