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

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Submissions from 2019

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Staple Food Item Availability among Small Retailers in Providence, RI, Yuyao Huang, Alison Tovar, John Taylor, and Maya Vadiveloo

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Bioabsorption and Effectiveness of Long-Lasting Permethrin-Treated Uniforms over Three Months among North Carolina Outdoor Workers, Kristin M. Sullivan, Alison Poffley, Sheana Funkhouser, Jeffrey Driver, John Ross, Maria Ospina, Antonia M. Calafat, Charles B. Beard, Avian White, Jo Anne Balanay, Stephanie Richards, Megan Dyer, Thomas N. Mather, and Steven Meshnick

Submissions from 2016

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Design for mosquito abundance, diversity, and phenology sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network, D. Hoekman, Y. P. Springer, C. M. Barker, R. Barrera, M. S. Blackmore, W. E. Bradshaw, D. H. Foley, Howard S. Ginsberg, M. H. Hayden, C. M. Holzapfel, S. A. Juliano, L. D. Kramer, S. L. LaDeau, T. P. Livdahl, C. G. Moore, R. S. Nasci, W. K. Reisen, and H. M. Savage

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Immunomodulatory effects of tick saliva on dermal cells exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, Dorothy C. Scholl, Monica E. Embers, John R. Caskey, Deepak Kaushal, Thomas N. Mather, Wayne R. Buck, Lisa A. Morici, and Mario T. Philipp

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Tick‐, mosquito‐, and rodent‐borne parasite sampling designs for the National Ecological Observatory Network, Yuri P. Springer, Howard S. Ginsberg, and et al

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Passive Surveillance of Ixodes scapularis (Say), Their Biting Activity, and Associated Pathogens in Massachusetts, Guang Xu, Thomas N. Mather, Craig S. Hollingsworth, and Stephen M. Rich

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 C. Dyer, Jonas Kügler, Jonas Zantow, Thomas N. Mather, and Michael Hust

Submissions from 2014

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Relative Humidity and Activity Patterns of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), K. A. Berger, Howard S. Ginsberg, L. Gonzalez, and Thomas N. Mather

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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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Use of Early Ripening Cultivars to Avoid Infestation and Mass Trapping to Manage Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericales: Ericaceae), Emily Hampton, Carissa Koski, Olivia Barsoian, Heather Faubert, Richard S. Cowles, and Steven R. Alm

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Purification of a serine protease and evidence for a protein C activator from the saliva of the tick, Ixodes scapularis, Sivakamasundari Pichu, José M.C. Ribeiro, Thomas N. Mather, and Ivo M.B. Francischetti

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Effect of Temperature on Feeding Period of Larval Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on Eastern Fence Lizards, Eric L. Rulison, Roger A. LeBrun, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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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 2013

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Virulence of Xanthomonas translucens pv. poae Isolated from Poa annua, Arielle Chaves and Nathaniel Mitkowski

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Laboratory Assessment of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) strain GHA for Control of Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Adults, Christopher Clavet, Emily Hampton, Matthew Requintina, and Steven R. Alm

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Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi ospC genotypes in canine tissue following tick infestation: Implications for Lyme disease vaccine and diagnostic assay design, D. V.L. Rhodes, C. G. Earnhart, Thomas N. Mather, P. F.M. Meeus, and R. T. Marconi

Submissions from 2012

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Distribution of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Its Displacement of Cotesia glomerata in Eastern North America, M. V. Herlihy, R. G. Van Driesche, M. R. Abney, J. Brodeur, A. B. Bryant, Richard A. Casagrande, D. A. Delaney, T. E. Elkner, S. J. Fleischer, R. L. Groves, D. S. Gruner, J. P. Harmon, G. E. Heimpel, K. Hemady, T. P. Kuhar, C. M. Maund, A. M. Shelton, A. J. Seaman, M. Skinner, R. Weinierl, K. V. Yeargan, and Z. Szendrei

Submissions from 2011

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Half-sandwich ruthenium–arene complexes with thiosemicarbazones: Synthesis and biological evaluation of [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(piperonal thiosemicarbazones)Cl]Cl complexes, Floyd Beckford, Deidra Dourth, Michael Shaloski Jr., Jacob Didion, Jeffrey Thessing, Jason Woods, Vernon Crowell, Nikolay Gerasimchuk, Antonio Gonzalez-Sarrías, and Navindra P. Seeram

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Tick Bite Protection With Permethrin-Treated Summer-Weight Clothing, Nathan J. Miller, Erin E. Rainone, Megan C. Dyer, M. Liliana Gonzalez, and Thomas N. Mather

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

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The ecology of a keystone seed disperser, the ant Rhytidoponera violacea, Dave Lubertazzi, Maria A. Aliberti Lubertazzi, Neil McCoy, Aaron D. Gove, Jonathan D. Majer, and Robert R. Dunn

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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Purification and characterization of a novel salivary antimicrobial peptide from the tick, Ixodes scapularis, Sivakamasundari Pichu, José M.C. Ribeiro, and Thomas N. Mather

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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

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Comparative Analysis of Distribution and Abundance of West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus Vectors in Suffolk County, New York, Using Human Population Density and Land Use/Cover Data, I. Rochlin, K. Harding, Howard S. Ginsberg, and S. R. Campbell

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

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Seasonal Variation in Nymphal Blacklegged Tick Abundance in Southern New England Forests, Sarah E. Rodgers, Nathan J. Miller, and Thomas N. Mather

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Duration of Exposure to Suboptimal Atmospheric Moisture Affects Nymphal Blacklegged Tick Survival, Sarah E. Rodgers, Christine P. Zolnik, 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, and et al

Submissions from 2005

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Tick saliva is a potent inhibitor of endothelial cell proliferation and angiogenesis, Ivo M.B. Francischetti, Thomas N. Mather, and José M.C. Ribeiro

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The transcriptome of the salivary glands of the female western black-legged tick Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae), Ivo M.B. Francischetti, Van My Pham, Ben J. Mans, John F. Andersen, Thomas N. Mather, Robert S. Lane, and José M.C. Ribeiro

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

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Susceptibility of Selected Ericaceous Ornamental Host Species to Phytophthora ramorum, P. W. Tooley, K. L. Kyde, and Larry Englander

Submissions from 2003

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Cloning of a salivary gland metalloprotease and characterization of gelatinase and fibrin(ogen)lytic activities in the saliva of the Lyme disease tick vector Ixodes scapularis, Ivo M.B. Francischetti, Thomas N. Mather, and José M.C. Ribeiro

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Comparison of Biodegradable, Plastic and Wodden Imidacloprid-Treated Spheres for Control of Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae) Flies, Jon E. Hamill, Oscar E. Liburd, and Steven R. Alm

Submissions from 2002

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The Horse and Deer Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Rhode Island, Kristen Bartlett, Steven R. Alm, Roger Lebrun, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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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 2001

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Oviposition, Development, and Feeding of Scymnus (Neopullus) sinuanodulus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): a Predator of Adelges tsugae (Homoptera: Adelgidae), Wenhua Lu and Michael E. Montgomery

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, Richard 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