M.S. Student Oral Presentation Competition IV

Monday, March 3, 2014: 1:40 PM-3:20 PM
Columbia/Charleston (Embassy Suites Greenville Golf & Conference Center)
David A. Jenkins
Lieceng Zhu

1:40 PM
Molecular detection of spotted fever group rickettsia in ixodid ticks from Pakistan
Jaclyn Williams, University of Southern Mississippi ; Nabanita Mukherjee, University of Southern Mississippi ; Zafar Iqbal, University of Agriculture ; Kelsey Carter, University of Southern Mississippi ; Dmitry Apanaskevich, Georgia Southern University ; Shahid Karim, The University of Southern Mississippi
1:52 PM
Genomic assessments of honey bee (Apis mellifera) health under different levels of Varroa mite infestations in conventional and organically-kept apiaries
Shalom Siebert, Florida A&M University ; Lambert H. B Kanga, Florida A&M University ; Mehboob Sheikh, Florida A&M University
2:04 PM
Susceptibility of Cry1F resistant fall armyworms, spodoptera frugiperda, to cotton expressing pyramided Bt toxins
T. Shelby Williams, Louisiana State University ; Fangneng Huang, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center ; David L. Kerns, LSU AgCenter
2:16 PM
Distribution of Heliothine complex in cotton/soybean landscapes
Taylor Dill, Mississippi State University ; Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University ; Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University ; Fred Musser, Mississippi State University ; Don Cook, Mississippi State University ; Michael Caprio, Mississippi State University
2:28 PM
Correlations of benthic invertebrate community metrics and co-located sediment samples at the TVA Kingston Ash Release Site in Tennessee
Suzanne Walls, University of Tennessee ; Jerome F. Grant, University of Tennessee ; J. Kevin Moulton, University of Tennessee ; Teresa Mathews, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:52 PM
Comparing larval performance traits on known host vs. novel host. Is dragon fruit a host for Cactoblastis cactorum?
Angela Galette, Florida A&M University ; Stephen Hight, USDA-ARS ; James E. Carpenter, USDA-ARS ; Anthony Ananga, Florida A&M University
3:04 PM
Molecular Systematics of the Phasiinae (Diptera: Tachinidae)
Jeremy Blaschke, University of Tennessee