PS: Beyond the Horizon: Unraveling the Novel Complexity of Insect-Plant Interactions

Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Portland Ballroom 251 (Oregon Convention Center)
Gary Felton
Kelli Hoover

8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:05 AM
The hidden microbial contribution to plant-insect interactions
Wilhelm Boland, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
8:30 AM
Host plant defenses disrupt insect-microbial interactions in the Asian longhorned beetle
Kelli Hoover, Pennsylvania State University ; Erin Scully, USDA - ARS ; Scott Geib, USDA - ARS ; Ming Tien, Pennsylvania State University ; Chung-Jui Tsai, University of Georgia ; Scott Harding, University of Georgia ; Cristina Rosa, Pennsylvania State University
8:55 AM
GroEL from the endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola betrays the aphid by triggering plant defense
Isgouhi Kaloshian, University of California ; Ritu Chaudhary, University of California ; Hagop Atamian, University of California ; Zhouxin Shen, University of California ; Steven Briggs, University of California
9:20 AM
Role of insect symbiont small RNAs in host-plant interactions
Allison Hansen, University of Illinois
9:45 AM
10:05 AM
Insect symbionts manipulate plant defenses
Seung Ho Chung, Pennsylvania State University ; Cristina Rosa, Pennsylvania State University ; Michelle Peiffer, Pennsylvania State University ; Kelli Hoover, Pennsylvania State University ; Gary Felton, Pennsylvania State University
10:55 AM
Meaningful casual relationships: How bacteria mediate gypsy moth - aspen interactions
Charles Mason, University of Wisconsin ; Kenneth Raffa, University of Wisconsin
11:20 AM
The role of ethylene in vector-virus mutualisms
Clare Casteel, University of California
11:45 AM
Concluding Remarks
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