P-IE Section Symposium: Insect-Microbe-Plant Interactions

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Meeting Room 10 C (Austin Convention Center)
Organizer :
Peter Witzgall

1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:40 PM
Yeast associations of spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, Diptera: Drosophilidae) in cherries and raspberries
Kelly A. Hamby, University of California, Davis ; Alejandro Hernandez, Universidad de Extremadura ; Kyria Boundy-Mills, University of California, Davis ; Frank Zalom, University of California
2:00 PM
Infection of plants by a bacterial endosymbiont mediates host selection in the potato psyllid
Thomas Seth Davis, University of Idaho ; Peter J. Landolt, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; Joseph E. Munyaneza, USDA - ARS ; David R. Horton, USDA-ARS
2:20 PM
Flies and their environments: microbial interactions via odorants
Jerry Zhu, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Northern Plains Area (NPA)
2:40 PM
Yeast, small hive beetles, honeybees and plants: evolution of a pest insect
Peter E. A. Teal, USDA Agricultural Research Service ; Baldwyn Torto, USDA ; James H. Tumlinson, Pennsylvania State University ; Drion G. Boucias, University of Florida ; Adrian J. Duehl, USDA - ARS ; Ayuka Fombong, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
3:00 PM
3:20 PM
Fatal attraction of malaria mosquitoes to fungal spores
Thomas C. Baker, Pennsylvania State University ; Justin George, Pennsylvania State University ; Simon Blanford, Pennsylvania State University ; Nina Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University ; Matthew B. Thomas, Pennsylvania State University
3:40 PM
4:00 PM
4:40 PM
Concluding Remarks
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