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

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cornwell, Kinzley; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    We studied the link between genetic and environmental factors affecting the behaviors of Red Flour Beetles. The research conducted was important because Red Flour Beetles are considered a damaging pest to the agricultural ...
  • Henery, Caroline; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    In this research project I studied how the Red Flour Beetle grouped over a 10 day time period with two different strains of the Beetle. One strain was the Canadian Red Flour Beetle and the other was the Manhattan, KS Red ...
  • Arnold, Shara; Huston, Miranda; Gordon, Haley; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Living in a group can potentially put stress on an animal. This is particularly true for species like Hippodamia convergens, the convergent lady beetle, the larvae of which will cannibalize each other when food sources are ...

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