Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section SVPHS1. Structural, Veterinary, and Public Health Systems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room D9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Tanja Mckay
Jeffery Tomberlin
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Microbial ecology of stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans L.): Effect of a microbial community in the natural developmental substrate on stable fly oviposition behavior
Thais Albuquerque, Kansas State University; Jerry Zhu, USDA - ARS; Alberto Broce, Kansas State University; Ludek Zurek, Kansas State University
8:47 AM
Effect of soil compaction on parasitism of Lucilia sericata puparia by Nasonia vitripennis
Jonathan A. Cammack, North Carolina State University; Peter H. Adler, Clemson University; Jeffery Tomberlin, Texas A&M University; Yuji Arai, Clemson University; William C. Bridges, Clemson University
8:59 AM
Stable fly host blood meal analysis using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction
Jimmy Pitzer, University of Florida; P.E. Kaufman, University of Florida; James E. Maruniak, University of Florida
9:11 AM
Polyphasic characterization of antibiotic resistant and virulent enterococci isolated from feed and stored-product insects
Lakshmikantha H Channaiah, Kansas State University; Subramanyam Bhadriraju, Kansas State University; Ludek Zurek, Kansas State University
9:23 AM
9:35 AM
9:47 AM
Vector potential of stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) for transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)
Kateryn Rochon, North Carolina State University; D. Wes Watson, North Carolina State University; Rodney B. Baker, Iowa State University
9:59 AM
Factors influencing effectiveness of flameless infrared radiation in disinfesting stored wheat
Moses Khamis, Kansas State University; Subramanyam Bhadriraju, Kansas State University
10:11 AM
Fly traps and toxicant treated cord for control of house flies
Joseph Diclaro, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence; Philip G. Koehler, University of Florida; Roberto M. Pereira, University of Florida