Publications from the Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2015

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Different Populations of Blacklegged Tick Nymphs Exhibit Differences in Questing Behavior That Have Implications for Human Lyme Disease Risk, Isis M. Arsnoe, Graham J. Hickling, Howard S. Ginsberg, Richard McElreath, and Jean I. Tsao

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Application of M13 Phage Display for Identifying Immunogenic Proteins from Tick (Ixodes scapularis) Saliva, Martin Becker, André Felsberger, André Frenzel, Wendy M.C. Shattuck, Megan Dyer, Jonas Kügler, Jonas Zantow, Thomas N. Mather, and Michael Hust

Submissions from 2014

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Adverse Moisture Events Predict Seasonal Abundance of Lyme Disease Vector Ticks (Ixodes scapularis), Kathryn A. Berger, Howard S. Ginsberg, Katherine D. Dugas, Lutz H. Hamel, and Thomas N. Mather

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Comparison of Survival Patterns of Northern and Southern Genotypes of the North American Tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) under Northern and Southern Conditions, Howard S. Ginsberg, Eric L. Rulison, Alexandra Azevedo, Genevieve C. Pang, Isis M. Kuczaj, Jean I. Tsao, and Roger A. LeBrun

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Quantitative Factors Proposed to Influence the Prevalence of Canine Tick-Borne Disease Agents in the United States, Roger W. Stich, Byron L. Blagburn, Dwight D. Bowman, Christopher Carpenter, M. Roberto Cortinas, Sidney A. Ewing, Desmond Foley, Janet E. Foley, Holly Gaff, Graham J. Hickling, R. Ryan Lash, Susan E. Little, Catherine Lund, Robert Lund, Thomas N. Mather, Glen R. Needham, William L. Nicholson, Julia Sharp, Andrea Varela-Stokes, and Dongmei Wang

Submissions from 2010

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Susceptability of Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Adults from Southern New England Golf Courses to Chlorpyrifos, Christopher D. Clavet, Edwin D. Requintina Jr., Darryl Ramoutar, and Steven R. Alm

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Functional Genomics Tool: Gene Silencing in Ixodes scapularis Eggs and Nymphs by Electroporated dsRNA, Shahid Karim, Emily Troiano, and Thomas N. Mather

Submissions from 2009

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Biological Control of Fenusa pusilla (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) in the Northeastern United States: A Thirty-four Year Perspective on Efficacy, Richard A. Casagrande, R. G. van Driesche, M. Mayer, R. Fuester, D. Gilrein, L. Tewksbury, and Heather H. Faubert

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Distribution and Abundance of Host-seeking Culex Species at Three Proximate Locations with Different Levels of West Nile Virus Activity, Ilia Rochlin, Howard S. Ginsberg, and Scott R. Campbell

Submissions from 2008

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RNAi-Mediated Gene Silencing in Tick Synganglia: A Proof of Concept Study, Shahid Karim, Bronwyn Kenny, Emily Troiano, and Thomas N. Mather

Submissions from 2007

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Selective Cysteine Protease Inhibition Contributes to Blood-feeding Success of the Tick Ixodes scapularis, Michalis Kotsyfakis, Shahid Karim, John F. Andersen, Thomas N. Mather, and José M. C. Ribeiro

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Human Babesia microti Incidence and Ixodes scapularis Distribution, Rhode Island, 1998–2004, Sarah E. Rodgers and Thomas N. Mather

Submissions from 2006

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Antiinflammatory and Immunosuppressive Activity of Sialostatin L, a Salivary Cystatin from the Tick Ixodes scapularis, Michalis Kotsyfakis, Anderson Sá-Nunes, Ivo M. B. Francischetti, Thomas N. Mather, John F. Anderson, and José M. Ribeiro

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Reservoir Competency of Goats for the Ap-Variant 1 Strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Robert F. Massung, Thomas N. Mather, and Michael L. Levin

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Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in the United States and Canada Using Sex Attractants, Paul S. Robbins; Steven R. Alm; Charles D. Armstrong; Anne L. Averill; Thomas C. Baker; Robert J. Bauernfiend; Frederick P. Baxendale; S. Kris Braman; Rick L. Brandenburg; Daniel B. Cash; Gary J. Couch; Richard S. Cowles; Robert L. Crocker; Zandra D. DeLamar; Timothy G. Dittl; Sheila M. Fitzpatrick; Kathy L. Flanders; Tom Forgatsch; Timothy J. Gibb; Bruce D. Gill; Daniel O. Gilrein; Clyde S. Gorsuch; Abner M. Hammond; Patricia D. Hastings; David W. Held; Paul R. Heller; Rose T. Hiskes; James L. Holliman; William G. Hudson; Michael G. Klein; Vera L. Krischik; David J. Lee; Charles E. Linn, Jr.; Nancy J. Luce; Kenna E. MacKenzie; Catherine M. Mannion; Sridhar Polavarapu; Daniel A. Potter; Wendell L. Roelofs; Brian M. Royals; Glenn A. Salsbury; Nathan M. Schiff; David J. Shetlar; Margaret Skinner; Beverly L. Sparks; Jessica A. Sutschek; Timothy P. Sutschek; Stanley R. Swier; Martha M. Sylvia; Neil J. Vickers; Patricia J. Vittum; Richard Weidman; Donald C. Weber; R. Chris Williamson; and Michael G. Villani

Submissions from 2004

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ACMES: fast multiple-genome searches for short repeat sequences with concurrent cross-species information retrieval, Jeff Reneker, Chi-Ren Shyu, Peiyu Zeng, Joseph C. Polacco, and Walter Gassmann

Submissions from 2002

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Genetic Variants of Ehrlichia phagocytophila, Rhode Island and Connecticut, Robert F. Massung, Michael J. Mauel, Jessice H. Owens, Nancy Allan, Joshua W. Courtney, Kirby C. Staffordt, and Thomas N. Mather

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Two New Rhabdoviruses (Rhabdoviridae) Isolated from Birds During Surveillance for Arboviral Encephalitis, Northeastern United States, Amelia P.A. Travassos da Rosa, Thomas N. Mather, Tsutomu Takeda, Chris A. Whitehouse, Robert E. Shope, Vsevold L. Popov, Hilda Guzman, Lark Coffey, Tais P. Araujo, and Robert B. Tesh

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Exploring the sialome of the tick Ixodes scapularis, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Ivo M. B. Francischetti, Van My Pham, Mark K. Garfield, Thomas N. Mather, and José M. C. Ribeiro

Submissions from 2000

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Purification, Cloning, and Expression of a Novel Salivary Anticomplement Protein from the Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Rosane Charlab, Thomas N. Mather, and José M. C. Ribeiro

Submissions from 1998

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Nested PCR Assay for Detection of Granulocytic Ehrlichiae, Robert F. Massung, Kim Slater, Jessica H. Owens, William L. Nicholson, Thomas N. Mather, Victoria B. Solberg, and James G. Olson

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Molecular Cloning and Sequencing of Three Granulocytic Ehrlichia Genes Encoding High-Molecular-Weight Immunoreactive Proteins, James R. Storey, Linda A. Doros-Richert, Cindy Gingrich-Baker, Kenneth Munroe, Thomas N. Mather, Richard T. Coughlin, Gerald A. Beltz, and Cheryl I. Murphy

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Longitudinal study of Lyme borreliosis in a high risk population in Switzerland, E. Zhioua, L. Gern, A. Aeschlimann, M. J. Sauvain, S. Van der Linden, and H. Fahrer

Submissions from 1997

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Influence of Environmental Stress on Biomass Partitioning in Transgenic Tobacco Plants Expressing the Movement Protein of Tobacco Mosaic Virus, S. Balachandran, R. J. Hull, R. A. Martins, Y. Vaadia, and W. J. Lucas

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Duration of Immunity to Reinfection with Tick-Transmitted Borrelia burgdorferi in Naturally Infected Mice, Joseph Piesman, Marc C. Dolan, Christine M. Happ, Benjamin J. Luft, Sean E. Rooney, Thomas N. Mather, and William T. Golde

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Serologic and Molecular Detection of Granulocytic Ethrlichiosis in Rhode Island, Min-Tsung Yeh, Thomas N. Mather, Richard T. Coughlin, Cindy Gingrich-Baker, John W. Sumner, and Robert F. Massung

Submissions from 1995

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Hemocytic Rickettsia-Like Organisms in Ticks: Serologic Reactivity with Antisera to Ehrlichiae and Detection of DNA of Agent of Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis by PCR, Louis A. Magnarelli, Kirby C. Stafford III, Thomas N. Mather, Min-Tsung Yeh, Kevin D. Horn, and J. Stephen Dumler

Submissions from 1993

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Nutrient resorption in desert shrubs, Keith T. Killingbeck

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Five Nodulation Mutants of White Sweetclover (Melilotus alba Desr.) Exhibit Distinct Phenotypes Blocked at Root Hair Curling, Infection Thread Development, and Nodule Organogenesis, Linda J. Utrup, Andrew J. Cary, and Joanna Hanks Norris

Submissions from 1991

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Physical, Chemical, Developmental, and Genetic Factors that Modulate the Agrobacterium-Vitis Interaction, Brenda Ann Lowe and William Robert Krul

Submissions from 1987

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Metabolic Requirement of Cucurbita pepo for Boron, Robert W. Krueger, Carol J. Lovatt, and Luke S. Albert

Submissions from 1984

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Root-exuded oxygen in the aquatic angiosperm Ruppia maritima, Glen B. Thursby

Submissions from 1981

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Synthesis, Salvage, and Catabolism of Uridine Nucleotides in Boron-Deficient Squash Roots, Carol J. Lovatt, Luke S. Albert, and George C. Tremblay

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Limited-host-range plasmid of Agrobacterium tumefaciens: molecular and genetic analyses of transferred DNA., M. Yanofsky, A. Montoya, V. Knauf, B. Lowe, M. Gordon, and E. Nester