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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  • 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 ...
  • Beals, Brendan; Haman, Colter; Park, Yoonseong (2017-12-7)
    Although some ticks are known to stick to a host for the entirety of their life, some are known to drop off of their host after feeding to take time to molt. Of those who drop off of their host, some have been observed to ...
  • Hempy, Thomas; Cohnstaedt, Lee (2017-12-7)
    In the United States, mosquito control is a multi-billion dollar a year business. Municipal, state, and federal mosquito control organizations use mosquito surveillance traps such as the CDC light trap to target insect ...
  • Abernathy, Roger; Montenegro-Cadena, Lidia; Londono-Renteria, Berline (2018-12-14)
    Chagas Disease (AKA Trypanosomiasis) is caused by biting/feeding behavior from the arthropod vector Triatoma (subfamily of Reduviidae family), that house the endoparasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which can then be passed to human ...
  • Key, Morgan; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum; Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is a common pest in many grain mills (Baldwin and Fasulo 2010) and found wherever grains or other dried foods are stored (Schröder 2008). The Red Flour ...
  • Filipi, Cassandra; Phillips, Thomas W. (2017-12-7)
    T. putrescentiae is a common pest in dried meats and pet food products where they can reproduce. Propylene glycol (PG) is a food-safe additive known to inhibit mite infestation, but some consumers have considered it as a ...
  • Peters, Kirbian; Marshall, Jeremy
    I am studying insect camouflage, and whether or not insects are found more on plants similar to them in color, or on just any plant. In addition to this, I am also using these results to determine if this concept differs ...
  • Tokach, Rogan; Edwardson, Fenwicht; Kim, Donghun; Park, Yoonseong
    The neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (AVP) is a multifunctional signaling peptide that is highly conserved across eukaryotic animals. In mammals, it primarily acts as an anti-diuretic and a regulator of blood pressure. ...
  • Edwardson, Fenwicht; Rogan Tokach; Kim, Donghun; Park, Yoonseong
    The neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (AVP) is a multifunctional signaling peptide that is highly conserved across eukaryotic animals. In mammals, it primarily acts as an anti-diuretic and a regulator of blood pressure. ...
  • Kruse, Amy; Hicks, Russell; McCornack, Brian
    Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long slender mouthparts used to pierce leaves and extract fluids; to check for aphid infestation, one must check the underside of the leaf as this is the preferential side for ...
  • Hicks, Russell; Kruse, Amy; McCornack, Brian
    Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long slender mouthparts used to pierce leaves and extract fluids; to check for aphid infestation, one must check the underside of the leaf as this is the preferential side for ...
  • Leierer, Madi; Montenegro-Cadena, Lidia; Maldonado, Paulina; Londono-Renteria, Berlin (2018-12-14)
    When a tick feeds off a host, the salivary glands of the tick excrete saliva to assist the tick in feeding (1). The reason saliva assists the tick in consuming its blood meal is due to its immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, ...
  • Hill, Kurtis; Schwarting, Holly; Whitworth, Jeff (2017-12-7)
    The Hessian fly (HF), Mayetiola destructor (Say), has been a periodical pest in Kansas for the past 100+ years (Dean and McCulloch, 1915). Plant resistance and insecticide seed treatments are the best and most consistent ...
  • Liba, Tanner; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas W. (2018-12-14)
    Plodiainterpunctella, the Indian meal moth (IMM), is a common pest of grain products. Adult IMMs lay eggs on a food source and once hatched, the larvae consume the product while leaving behind large amounts of frass and ...
  • Idell, Amanda; Gerken, Alison (2018-12-14)
    Plodia interpunctella, commonly known as the Indianmeal moth, is a pyralid moth that is a pest of stored food products (Mohandrass, 2007). While there are many known factors that influence oviposition, like food odor and ...
  • Pierce, Josie; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella,is a pest in the United States of stored grains. The larvae feed on grains, grain products, dried fruits, nuts, cereals and a variety of processed food products. Indianmeal moths ...
  • Curtright, Taylor; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle [Tribolium castaneum] and the confused flour beetle [Tribolium confusum] are very important flour pest. We tested if the red flour beetle can discriminate between flour infested by the same species or ...

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