Student Competition for the President's Prize, IPMIS: Gut/Microbial

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Michigan, First Floor (Marriott Hotel)
Marianne Alleyne
Margaret L. Allen
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:42 AM
Energetic stress as a potential cause of risky foraging in honeybees infected with Nosema ceranae
Christopher Mayack, Colorado State University; Dhruba Naug, Colorado State University
8:54 AM
Beyond the bees: new insight into the evolution and ecology of deformed wing virus, black queen cell virus, and Israeli acute paralysis virus
Abby Kalkstein, Penn State University; Rajwinder Singh, Pennsylvania State University; Robert Anderson, Pennsylvania State University; Diana Cox-Foster, Pennsylvania State University
9:06 AM
Mucins “on guard”?: impact of a baculovirus metalloprotease on Mamestra configurata insect intestinal mucins
Umut Toprak, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre; Doug Baldwin, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre; Martin Erlandson, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Cedric Gillott, University of Saskatchewan; Dwayne Hegedus, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
9:18 AM
Effects of extracts from Artemisia absinthium on fruit infestation by codling moth neonates
Kevin P. Durden, Missouri State University; Samantha Sellars, Missouri State University; Brian Cowell, Missouri State University; Maciej A. Pszczolkowski, Missouri State University
9:30 AM
Comparative toxicity and binding of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1 toxins to Asian and European corn borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
Sek Yee Tan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bonifacio F. Cayabyab, University of the Philippines; Edwin P. Alcantara, University of the Philippines; Yusof B. Ibrahim, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Sultan Idris Education University; Fangneng Huang, Louisiana State University; Blair D. Siegfried, University of Nebraska
9:42 AM
9:54 AM
Pathogenesis of the baculovirus AcMNPV in the soybean looper, Pseudoplusia includens
Kimberly Stephens, California State University-Long Beach; Alisa De La Cruz, California State University-Long Beach; Eric Haas-Stapleton, California State University-Long Beach
10:06 AM
Hemocyte response to chemoattractants and wounding in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Jenna R. McAdoo, Northern Illinois University; Jon S. Miller, Northern Illinois University
10:18 AM
Functional analysis of a midgut-specific chitinase-like gene from the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis Hübner) larvae
Chitvan Khajuria, Kansas State University; Lawrent Buschman, Kansas State University Southwest Research-Extension Center; Ming-Shun Chen, Kansas State University; Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Kansas State University; Kun-Yan Zhu, Kansas State University
10:30 AM
Bacterial microbiology of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Büren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Freder Medina, Texas A&M University; Craig J. Coates, Texas A&M University; S. Bradleigh Vinson, Texas A&M University
10:42 AM
Japanese beetle, (Popillia japonica) midgut proteins–targets for controlling infestation
Nasser Syed, The University of Southern Mississippi; Jessica Morse, University of Rhode Island; Andrew Bullard, University of Rhode Island; Kent S. Shelby, USDA - ARS; Steven Alm, University of Rhode Island; Shahid Karim, The University of Southern Mississippi
10:54 AM
Concluding Remarks