Works (407)

Updated: April 15th, 2024 05:48

2024 journal article

A cuticular protein, BgCPLCP1, contributes to insecticide resistance by thickening the cockroach endocuticle

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 254.

author keywords: Cuticular protein; Pyrethroids; Penetration resistance; Blattella germanica
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that BgCPLCP1, the first CPLCP (cuticular proteins of low complexity with a highly repetitive proline-rich region) family cuticular protein in order Blattodea, contributes to insecticide penetration resistance. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 11, 2023

2024 article

Two sex pheromone receptors for sexual communication in the American cockroach

Li, N., Dong, R., Zeng, H., Zhang, Y., Huang, R., Liu, W., … Li, S. (2024, March 22). SCIENCE CHINA-LIFE SCIENCES, Vol. 3.

By: N. Li*, R. Dong*, H. Zeng*, Y. Zhang*, R. Huang*, W. Liu*, F. Cao*, J. Yu* ...

author keywords: sex pheromone; odorant receptor; sexual attraction; sex differentiation; cockroach
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 8, 2024

2024 article

Vitellin/Vitellogenin Is an Important Allergen in German Cockroach

Hadiwinarta, C., Blank, A., Somers, J., Schal, C., Bronzert, C., Sharma, K., … Slater, J. E. (2024, January 22). INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, Vol. 1.

By: C. Hadiwinarta, A. Blank, J. Somers, C. Schal*, C. Bronzert, K. Sharma, M. Strader, R. Hamilton, J. Slater

author keywords: Allergens; Asthma; Allergic rhinitis; Cockroach; ImmunoCAP; Indoor allergens; Allergen sources
TL;DR: This study affinity-purified Vg/Vn and demonstrated that Vg/Vn-specific IgE antibody is a major component of GCr-specific IgE. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 12, 2024

2023 journal article

A mosaic of endogenous and plant-derived courtship signals in moths

CURRENT BIOLOGY, 33(16).

TL;DR: It is shown that two olfactory receptors in female antennae are tuned to MeSA, which facilitates female acceptance of the male, and males appear to exploit the female's preadapted sensory bias in courtship. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 2, 2023

2023 article

Cockroaches as Trojan Horses for Control of Cockroach Aggregations With Baits

Hamilton, J. A., Wada-Katsumata, A., & Schal, C. (2023, February 3). (A. Appel, Ed.). JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 2.

By: J. Hamilton n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): A. Appel

author keywords: secondary mortality; tertiary mortality; quaternary mortality; horizontal transfer; gel bait
MeSH headings : Female; Animals; Insecticides; Cockroaches; Blattellidae; Nymph; Insect Control
TL;DR: Whether horizontal transfer can go beyond secondary, to tertiary and quaternary effects, and to compare various gel baits with different active ingredients remains to be determined in field populations of the German cockroach. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: January 15, 2023

2023 journal article

Diet-derived male sex pheromone compounds affect female choice in a noctuid moth

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 13(1).

By: N. Zweerus*, M. Wijk*, C. Schal n & A. Groot*

TL;DR: The effect of larval diet and adult feeding on MeSA and δ-decalactone content in hairpencils is investigated and whether these compounds are involved in female choice is determined. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 16, 2024

2023 journal article

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Pest Management Science.

By: A. Saveer, E. Hatano, A. Wada‐Katsumata, R. Meagher & C. Schal*

Source: ORCID
Added: July 2, 2023

2023 journal article

Glucose- and disaccharide-containing baits impede secondary mortality in glucose-averse German cockroaches

Journal of Economic Entomology.

Ed(s): C. Lee

MeSH headings : Female; Animals; Blattellidae; Glucose / pharmacology; Disaccharides / pharmacology; Maltose / pharmacology; Insecticides / pharmacology; Cockroaches; Sucrose; Nymph; Fructose / pharmacology
TL;DR: It is cautioned that baits containing glucose or glucose-containing oligosaccharides may impede cockroach interventions; while GA adults and large nymphs avoid ingesting such baits, first instars reject the glucose- containing feces of any WT cockroaches that consumed the bait. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 2, 2023

2023 journal article

Gustatory polymorphism mediates a new adaptive courtship strategy

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n & C. Schal n

author keywords: German cockroach; gustation; aversion; courtship; evolution; nuptial gift
MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Female; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology; Courtship; Maltose; Copulation; Glucose
TL;DR: Results suggest that the two courtship traits emerged in response to the altered sexual behaviour of GA females and independently of the male's GA trait, and compensatory behavioural evolution can correct these sensory discrepancies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: March 29, 2023

2023 article

Histamine excretion in common indoor and hematophagous arthropods

Principato, S., Romero, A., Lee, C.-Y., Campbell, K., Choe, D.-H., Schal, C., & DeVries, Z. (2023, August 24). (W. Booth, Ed.). JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 8.

Ed(s): W. Booth

author keywords: bed bug; histamine; hemipteran; feces; indoor environment
TL;DR: The results indicate that histamine excretion is limited to hematophagous hemipterans (bed bugs, bat bugs, tropical bed bugs, and kissing bugs), suggesting that indoor histamine contamination in the United States can be primarily linked to bed bugs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 25, 2023

2023 article

Nonanal, a new fall armyworm sex pheromone component, significantly increases the efficacy of pheromone lures

Saveer, A. M., Hatano, E., Wada-Katsumata, A., Meagher, R. L., & Schal, C. (2023, April 11). PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 4.

author keywords: Spodoptera frugiperda; fall armyworm; sex pheromone; nonanal; lures; trapping
TL;DR: The addition of nonanal to pheromone lures should improve surveillance, monitoring and control of FAW populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: March 20, 2023

2023 journal article

Pharmacokinetics of fluralaner as a systemic drug to control infestations of the common bed bug, <i>Cimex lectularius</i>, in poultry facilities

PARASITES & VECTORS, 16(1).

By: M. Gonzalez-Morales n, A. Thomson n, J. Yeatts n, H. Enomoto n, A. Haija n, R. Santangelo n, O. Petritz n, R. Crespo n, C. Schal n, R. Baynes n

author keywords: Cimex; Bed bugs; Fluralaner; Pharmacokinetics; Poultry; Ectoparasites
TL;DR: Fluralaner appears to be a promising candidate for bed bug control in poultry farms, with a treatment effect lasting at least 28 days, and quantifiable in the hens’ plasma for at least28 days post-treatment. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: September 22, 2023

2023 journal article

Spatial distribution of histamine in bed bug-infested homes

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 880.

By: J. Gordon*, R. Santangelo n, M. Gonzalez-Morales n, M. Menechella n, C. Schal n & Z. DeVries*

author keywords: Environmental contaminants; Insects; Asthma; Cimex lectularius; Respiratory health
MeSH headings : Humans; Animals; Insect Control / methods; Bedbugs; Histamine
TL;DR: Results indicate that the bedroom should be the primary focus of histamine mitigation efforts, although histamine can be found throughout the home, and histamine quantified from homes without active bed bug infestations suggests that histamine from previous infestation can persist following pest eradication. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 30, 2023

2022 article

A single gene integrates sex and hormone regulators into sexual attractiveness

Chen, N., Liu, Y.-J., Fan, Y.-L., Pei, X.-J., Yang, Y., Liao, M.-T., … Li, S. (2022, July 4). NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, Vol. 7.

By: N. Chen*, Y. Liu*, Y. Fan*, X. Pei*, Y. Yang*, M. Liao*, J. Zhong*, N. Li* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Female; Juvenile Hormones / genetics; Juvenile Hormones / metabolism; Juvenile Hormones / pharmacology; Male
TL;DR: It is shown that wild-type males prefer to court cockroaches with higher CYP4PC1 expression and CSP production in a dose-dependent manner, regardless of their sex, shed light on how sex-specific and high sexual attractiveness is conferred in insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 11, 2022

2022 journal article

Bacterial Isolates Derived from Nest Soil Affect the Attraction and Digging Behavior of Workers of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren

INSECTS, 13(5).

By: N. Travanty n, E. Vargo*, C. Schal n, C. Apperson n & L. Ponnusamy n

author keywords: Solenopsis invicta; bacterial isolates; behavioral responses; digging behavior
TL;DR: The research results indicate that soil bacteria may mediate ant nest expansion or relocation and foraging tunnel construction and identification of bacterial metabolites that affect RIFA digging behavior merits additional research. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: May 9, 2022

2022 journal article

Behavioral interactions of bed bugs with long-lasting pyrethroid-treated bed nets: challenges for vector control

PARASITES & VECTORS, 15(1).

By: C. Hayes n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Cimex lectularius; Malaria; Long-lasting insecticide nets; Resistance evolution; Insect behavior
MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Insecticides / pharmacology; Bedbugs; Insecticide Resistance; Mosquito Control; Anopheles / physiology; Mosquito Vectors; Insecticide-Treated Bednets; Pyrethrins / pharmacology; Malaria
TL;DR: Commonly used new LLINs failed to prevent the passage of susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs in host- and aggregation-seeking bioassays and were shown to have the potential in selecting for resistant secondary pest populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: December 26, 2022

2022 journal article

Comparative Efficacy of a Fungal Entomopathogen with a Broad Host Range against Two Human-Associated Pests

INSECTS, 13(9).

By: A. Ashbrook n, A. Mikaelyan n & C. Schal n

author keywords: bed bugs; German cockroaches; Beauveria bassiana; entomopathogens; bioassays
TL;DR: Different techniques to expose bed bugs and German cockroaches to Beauveria bassiana, a fungal pathogen that only infects insects, to test their susceptibility to infection reveal that they were highly susceptible to fungal infections, no matter how they were exposed to the pathogen. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 30, 2022

2022 article

Decade long upsurge in mutations associated with pyrethroid resistance in bed bug populations in the USA

Lewis, C. D., Levine, B. A., Schal, C., Vargo, E. L., & Booth, W. (2022, April 20). JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE, Vol. 4.

author keywords: Cimex lectularius; Knockdown resistance; Voltage-gated sodium channel; Urban evolution
TL;DR: The findings suggest that the persistent use of pyrethroid insecticides over the past decade continues to impose strong selection pressure on C. lectularius populations, driving the proliferation of kdr -associated mutations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: April 21, 2022

2022 journal article

Effects of Wolbachia elimination and B-vitamin supplementation on bed bug development and reproduction

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1).

By: M. Hickin n, M. Kakumanu n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs; Dietary Supplements; Female; Nymph; Reproduction; Vitamin B Complex / pharmacology; Wolbachia
TL;DR: In aposymbiotic bed bugs that were fed B-vitamins-supplemented blood, nymph development time, adult survivorship and hatch rate recovered to control levels, but adult size and egg number only partially recovered. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: June 18, 2022

2022 article

Histamine Excretion by the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Gaire, S., Principato, S., Schal, C., & DeVries, Z. C. (2022, September 10). (M. Rust, Ed.). JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 9.

Ed(s): M. Rust

author keywords: bed bug; blood-sucking pest; aggregation pheromone; histamine; allergen
MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Male; Bedbugs / metabolism; Feeding Behavior; Histamine / metabolism; Nymph; Pheromones
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that bed bugs excrete histamine across all feeding life stages, populations, and at various times after feeding, and that histamine excretion is directly related to blood feeding. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: September 11, 2022

2022 article

Metarhizium anisopliae is a valuable grist for biocontrol in beta-cypermethrin-resistant Blattella germanica (L.)

Zhang, X. C., Jiang, M., Zang, Y. N., Zhao, H. Z., Liu, C. X., Liu, B. R., … Zhang, F. (2022, January 11). PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 1.

By: X. Zhang*, M. Jiang*, Y. Zang*, H. Zhao*, C. Liu*, B. Liu*, H. Xue*, C. Schal n ...

author keywords: German cockroach; beta-cypermethrin; Metarhizium anisopliae; susceptibility; microbiota; immunity
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / microbiology; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Metarhizium / genetics; Pyrethrins / pharmacology
TL;DR: Results confirmed that insecticide resistance may enhance cockroach susceptibility to fungi by altering intestinal flora and gene expression, and fungi have high utilization value in pest control and insecticides resistance management strategies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 18, 2022

2022 article

Multiple Mechanisms Confer Fipronil Resistance in the German Cockroach: Enhanced Detoxification and Rdl Mutation

Gonzalez-Morales, M. A., DeVries, Z. C., Santangelo, R. G., Kakumanu, M. L., & Schal, C. (2022, August 9). (W. Booth, Ed.). JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 8.

Ed(s): W. Booth

author keywords: urban IPM; German cockroach; Blattella germanica; fipronil; insecticide resistance; Rdl; target site insensitivity
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Insecticides / pharmacology; Mutation; Pyrazoles
TL;DR: Evaluated five populations of German cockroaches and found that all field-collected strains are homozygous for a mutation that substitutes serine for an alanine in Rdl, and confers low resistance to fipronil, indicating little change in fipronsil resistance over the past 20 yr. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 10, 2022

2022 journal article

Nutritional condition affects tergal gland secretion and courtship success of male cockroaches

PLOS ONE, 17(8).

By: S. McPherson n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): R. Borges

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / physiology; Courtship; Exocrine Glands / physiology; Female; Male; Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Reproduction; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Wings, Animal
TL;DR: The results suggest that the quality of the tergal gland secretions, and by association mating success, are dependent on the nutritional condition of the male. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 4, 2022

2022 journal article

Rapid evolution of an adaptive taste polymorphism disrupts courtship behavior

COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 5(1).

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, S. McPherson n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Courtship; Female; Glucose; Humans; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Sugars; Taste
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: May 13, 2022

2022 journal article

Systemic veterinary drugs for control of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in poultry farms

PARASITES & VECTORS, 15(1).

By: M. Gonzalez-Morales n, A. Thomson n, O. Petritz n, R. Crespo n, A. Haija n, R. Santangelo n, C. Schal n

author keywords: Cimex lectularius; Fluralaner; Ivermectin; Systemics; Poultry; Chicken
MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Bedbugs; Ivermectin / pharmacology; Farms; Poultry; Veterinary Drugs; Chickens; Ectoparasitic Infestations / drug therapy; Ectoparasitic Infestations / prevention & control; Ectoparasitic Infestations / veterinary
TL;DR: The findings suggest that systemic ectoparasitic drugs have great potential for practical use to control bed bug infestations in poultry farms and demonstrate the efficacy of fluralaner (and potentially other isoxazolines) as a potent new active ingredient for bed bug control. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 5, 2022

2021 chapter

Behaviour and chemical ecology of the German cockroach

In C. Wang, C.-Y. Lee, & M. K. Rust (Eds.), Biology and Management of the German Cockroach. Clayton VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

By: C. Schal & A. Wada-Katsumata

Ed(s): C. Wang, C. Lee & M. Rust

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 6, 2021

2021 journal article

Boric acid enhances Metarhizium anisopliae virulence in Blattella germanica (L.) by disrupting the gut and altering its microbial community

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 152.

By: R. Yang*, M. Zhang*, C. Schal n, M. Jiang*, T. Cai* & F. Zhang*

author keywords: Blattella germanica; Metarhizium anisopliae; Boric acid; Gut microbiota; Synergism
TL;DR: It is concluded that two major mechanisms underlie this synergism: boric acid facilitates the penetration of M. anisopliae by physically and chemically disrupting the midgut, and by altering the gut microbiome, boric Acid promotes survival and virulence of M.'sopliae in the harsh gut environment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2021

2021 journal article

Comparison of Diet Preferences of Laboratory-Reared and Apartment-Collected German Cockroaches

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 114(5), 2189–2197.

By: S. McPherson n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): A. Appel

author keywords: German cockroach; nutrition; urban; ecology
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae; Diet; Female; Laboratories; Male; Nymph
TL;DR: Findings suggest that females, males, and nymphs within apartments adapt to the local conditions and convergently prefer similar amounts of food of similar dietary protein content, suggesting that factors beyond temporary food scarcity influence diet choice. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: July 15, 2021

2021 article

Decade Long Upsurge In Target Site Pyrethroid Resistance In Bed Bug Populations In The United States

Lewis, C. D., Levine, B. A., Schal, C., Vargo, E. L., & Booth, W. (2021, October 26).

TL;DR: The results suggest that the persistent use of pyrethroid insecticides over the past decade continues to impose strong selection pressure on C. lectularius populations, driving the proliferation of kdr-associated mutations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: October 27, 2021

2021 journal article

Effects of novaluron ingestion and topical application on German cockroach (Blattella germanica) development and reproduction

Pest Management Science, 77(2), 877–885.

By: J. Hamilton n, A. Wada‐Katsumata n, A. Ko & C. Schal n

Contributors: J. A Hamilton n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, A. Ko & C. Schal n

author keywords: insect growth regulator; chitin synthesis inhibitor; novaluron; cockroach; reproduction; sterility
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae; Cockroaches; Eating; Female; Insecticides; Male; Phenylurea Compounds; Reproduction
TL;DR: Novaluron caused mortality in nymphs and interfered with ootheca production in adult females, but only before they formed an oothecas, and has potential to be incorporated in cockroach baits. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 20, 2020

2021 journal article

Experimental evidence for female mate choice in a noctuid moth

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 179, 1–13.

By: N. Zweerus*, M. Wijk*, C. Schal n & A. Groot*

author keywords: courtship behaviour; female mate choice; pheromone; sexual selection; Chloridea (Helothis) virescers
TL;DR: It is observed that females determined the outcome of courtship by moving away from the male (avoidance) or by facilitating copulation with an abdominal bend (acceptance), and it is discovered that tactile sensory stimuli may be involved during courtship. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 27, 2021

2021 journal article

Human skin triglycerides prevent bed bug (Cimex lectularius L.) arrestment

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1).

MeSH headings : Adult; Animals; Bedbugs / metabolism; Bedbugs / pathogenicity; Cues; Feeding Behavior; Female; Host-Parasite Interactions; Humans; Locomotion; Male; Middle Aged; Odorants; Pheromones / metabolism; Skin / metabolism; Skin / parasitology; Triglycerides / metabolism
TL;DR: Results provide strong evidence that the complex of human skin compounds serve as multifunctional semiochemicals for bed bugs, with some odorants attracting host-seeking stages, and others (TAGs and possibly other compounds) preventing bed bug arrestment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 10, 2022

2021 journal article

Hygiene-Eliciting Brood Semiochemicals as a Tool for Assaying Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Resistance to Varroa (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE, 21(6).

By: K. Wagoner*, J. Millar*, J. Keller n, J. Bello*, P. Waiker*, C. Schal n, M. Spivak*, O. Rueppell*

Ed(s): M. Simone-Finstrom

author keywords: hygienic behavior; social immunity; chemical communication; alkene; unhealthy brood odor
MeSH headings : Animals; Beekeeping; Bees / chemistry; Bees / parasitology; Pheromones; Varroidae
TL;DR: The hypothesis that hygienic response to a mixture of semiochemicals associated with Varroa-infested honey bee brood can serve as an improved tool for predicting colony-level VarroA resistance is tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: November 2, 2021

2021 journal article

Mating and starvation modulate feeding and host-seeking responses in female bed bugs, Cimex lectularius

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1).

By: A. Saveer n, Z. DeVries n, R. Santangelo n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / pathogenicity; Bedbugs / physiology; Copulation / physiology; Ectoparasitic Infestations / parasitology; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Female; Fertility / physiology; Humans; Reproduction / physiology; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology
TL;DR: Results indicate that by adaptively and coordinately expressing behaviors based on the internal physiological state, females maximize their survival and reproductive fitness. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: January 22, 2021

2021 journal article

Modulation of fatty acid elongation in cockroaches sustains sexually dimorphic hydrocarbons and female attractiveness

PLOS BIOLOGY, 19(7).

Ed(s): R. Benton

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / metabolism; Blattellidae / physiology; Fatty Acids / metabolism; Female; Genes, Insect; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Sex Characteristics; Sex Differentiation / genetics; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: A novel molecular mechanism responsible for the formation of sexually dimorphic hydrocarbons in the German cockroach Blattella germanica is revealed and evidence on shaping of the SDHCs by sexual selection is provided, as females use them to generate high levels of contact sex pheromone. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: July 28, 2021

2021 article

Modulation of fatty acid elongation sustains sexually dimorphic hydrocarbons and female attractiveness in Blattella germanica (L.)

Pei, X.-J., Fan, Y.-L., Bai, Y., Bai, T.-T., Schal, C., Zhang, Z.-F., … Liu, T.-X. (2021, March 5). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

By: X. Pei, Y. Fan, Y. Bai*, T. Bai, C. Schal n, Z. Zhang, N. Chen*, S. Li*, T. Liu

TL;DR: A novel molecular mechanism responsible for the formation of sexually dimorphic hydrocarbons in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica is revealed, and evidences on shaping of the SDHCs by sexual selection are provided, as females use them to generate high levels of contact sex pheromone. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 8, 2021

2021 article

Olfactory Learning Supports an Adaptive Sugar-Aversion Gustatory Phenotype in the German Cockroach

Wada-Katsumata, A., & Schal, C. (2021, July 30). (Vol. 7). Vol. 7.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 2, 2021

2021 journal article

Olfactory Learning Supports an Adaptive Sugar-Aversion Gustatory Phenotype in the German Cockroach

INSECTS, 12(8).

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

author keywords: gustation; sugar aversion; German cockroach; olfactory learning; memory; foraging
TL;DR: The results reveal that specific tastants can serve as potent reward or punishment in olfactory associative learning, which reinforces gustatory food preferences in cockroaches. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 14, 2021

2021 journal article

Optimization of a Diet for the Greater Wax Moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Using Full Factorial and Mixture Design

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 114(3), 1091–1103.

By: M. Hickin n, H. Nadel, C. Schal n & A. Cohen n

Ed(s): L. Neven

author keywords: diet optimization; design of experiments; rearing
MeSH headings : Animals; Diet; Larva; Lepidoptera; Moths
TL;DR: This study demonstrates the importance and efficiency of statistical DOE in guiding the optimization of insect diets to improve traits that represent the quality and fitness of the reared insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: April 7, 2021

2021 journal article

Oviposition-Site Selection of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) Sand Flies: Attraction to Bacterial Isolates From an Attractive Rearing Medium

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 58(2), 518–527.

By: M. Kakumanu n, B. Marayati*, C. Schal n, C. Apperson n, G. Wasserberg* & L. Ponnusamy n

Ed(s): R. Johnson

author keywords: Phlebotomus papatasi; sand flies; leishmaniasis; dose-response bioassay; semiochemical
MeSH headings : Animals; Appetitive Behavior / drug effects; Bacteria / chemistry; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Culture Media; Female; Microbiota; Oviposition; Phlebotomus; Volatile Organic Compounds / pharmacology
TL;DR: This study confirms the important role of saprophytic bacteria, gut bacteria, or both, in guiding the oviposition-site selection behavior of sand flies and identifies the specific attractive semiochemical cues that they produce that could lead to development of an attractive lure for surveillance and control ofSand flies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: December 6, 2020

2021 article

Pheromone antagonism in Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus) by sex pheromones of two sympatric noctuid moths

Wang, F.-M., Shen, Z.-J., Schal, C., Zhu, J. J., Zhou, G.-X., Wang, Y.-L., … Wan, N.-F. (2021, October 2). PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 10.

By: F. Wang*, Z. Shen*, C. Schal n, J. Zhu*, G. Zhou*, Y. Wang*, J. Wang*, J. Deng*, N. Wan*

author keywords: pheromone antagonism; antennal response; Plutella xyloslella; mating disruption; sympatry; semiochemical
MeSH headings : Animals; Brassica; Male; Moths; Pheromones; Sex Attractants / pharmacology; Spodoptera
TL;DR: The uni-directional pheromone antagonism by ZE-9,11-14:OAc and ZE,9,12-14-OAc suggests innovative semiochemical-based strategies for the management of P. xyloslella and other economically important pests in Brassica fields. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 12, 2021

2021 journal article

Plasticity in Oviposition Site Selection Behavior in Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Relation to Adult Density and Host Distribution and Quality

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 114(4), 1517–1522.

By: J. Elsensohn n, C. Schal n & H. Burrack n

Ed(s): N. Papadopoulos

author keywords: sociality; reproductive plasticity; population ecology; invasive species
MeSH headings : Animals; Choice Behavior; Drosophila; Oviposition; Rubus; Seasons
TL;DR: The effects of adult crowding and spatial resource variation on oviposition rate in the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) are explored to help researchers and crop managers better understand in-field population dynamics as population densities change. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: June 12, 2021

2021 chapter

Public health and veterinary importance of the German cockroach

In C. Wang, C.-Y. Lee, & M. K. Rust (Eds.), Biology and Management of the German Cockroach. Clayton VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

By: C. Schal & Z. DeVries

Ed(s): C. Wang, C. Lee & M. Rust

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 6, 2021

2021 journal article

Resistance to Fipronil in the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 58(4), 1798–1807.

Ed(s): L. Hribar

author keywords: bed bugs; Cimex lectularius; fipronil; insecticide resistance; synergist
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / drug effects; Bedbugs / genetics; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Insecticides / pharmacology; Mutation; Pyrazoles / pharmacology; Pyrethrins / pharmacology; Receptors, GABA-A / genetics
TL;DR: Investigating the potential of fipronil resistance in bed bugs found that highly resistant populations were also highly resistant to deltamethrin, suggesting that metabolic enzymes that are responsible for pyrethroid detoxification might also metabolize fipronsil. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: April 7, 2021

2021 article

Salivary Digestion Extends the Range of Sugar-Aversions in the German Cockroach

Wada-Katsumata, A., & Schal, C. (2021, March 2). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Source: ORCID
Added: March 3, 2021

2021 journal article

Salivary Digestion Extends the Range of Sugar-Aversions in the German Cockroach

INSECTS, 12(3).

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

author keywords: taste; sugar-aversion; German cockroach; glucose; saliva; salivary digestion; feeding behavior; bait; pest control
TL;DR: Salivary digestion protects the cockroach from ingesting toxic chemicals and thus could support the rapid evolution of behavioral and physiological resistance in cockroach populations, and is suggested to support an extended aversion phenotype that includes glucose-containing oligosaccharides. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: March 22, 2021

2021 journal article

Social signals mediate oviposition site selection in Drosophila suzukii

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1).

By: J. Elsensohn n, M. Aly*, C. Schal n & H. Burrack n

MeSH headings : Animals; Drosophila / physiology; Female; Fruit; Larva / genetics; Larva / physiology; Oviposition / physiology; Social Behavior
TL;DR: It is found that the presence of larvae and host marking, but not egg density, influenced oviposition behavior and that the two factors interacted over time and are the first behavioral evidence for a host marking pheromone in a species of Drosophila. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: February 18, 2021

2021 journal article

Sphingobacterium phlebotomi sp. nov., a new member of family Sphingobacteriaceae isolated from sand fly rearing substrate

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY, 71(5).

By: M. Kakumanu n, B. Marayati*, A. Wada-Katsumata n, G. Wasserberg*, C. Schal n, C. Apperson n, L. Ponnusamy n

Contributors: M. Kakumanu n, B. Marayati*, A. Wada-Katsumata n, G. Wasserberg*, C. Schal n, C. Apperson n, L. Ponnusamy n

author keywords: 16S rRNA gene; Polyphasic analysis; Sphingobacterium phlebotomi sp. nov.
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacterial Typing Techniques; Base Composition; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Fatty Acids / chemistry; Fatty Acids / metabolism; Phlebotomus / microbiology; Phosphatidylethanolamines / metabolism; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Sphingobacterium / classification; Sphingobacterium / genetics; Sphingobacterium / isolation & purification; Sphingobacterium / metabolism
TL;DR: On the basis of the results of this polyphasic taxonomic analysis, the bacterial isolate represents a novel species within the genus Sphingobacterium, for which the name SphingOBacterium phlebotomi sp. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: May 7, 2021

2020 journal article

Bed bugs shape the indoor microbial community composition of infested homes

Science of The Total Environment.

By: M. Kakumanu n, Z. DeVries n, A. Barbarin n, R. Santangelo n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Bed bug; Cimex lectularius; Indoor microbiome; Pest; Infestation; Microbiota; Household dust; Environmental intervention
MeSH headings : Aged; Animals; Bedbugs; Hot Temperature; Housing; Humans; Microbiota; Poverty
TL;DR: After bed bugs were eliminated, the microbial community gradually shifted toward the community composition of uninfested homes, strongly implicating bed bugs in shaping the dust-associated environmental microbiome. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 8, 2020

2020 chapter

Cockroach and other inhalant insect allergens

In R. Lockey & D. Ledford (Eds.), Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy: Subcutaneous, Sublingual and Oral (6th ed., pp. 237–255,). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

By: A. Pomés & C. Schal

Ed(s): R. Lockey & D. Ledford

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Cuticular pheromones stimulate hygienic behavior in the honey bee (Apis mellifera)

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1).

By: K. Wagoner*, J. Millar*, C. Schal n & O. Rueppell*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Pheromones / physiology
TL;DR: Biological activity of (Z)-6-pentadecene is confirmed and revealed as a novel hygiene trigger, which support development of improved tools for honey bee colony monitoring and hygienic selection, and thus may accelerate development of honey bee stocks with greater resistance to Varroa and associated pathogens. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Effects of Antibiotics on the Dynamic Balance of Bacteria and Fungi in the Gut of the German Cockroach

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 113(6), 2666–2678.

By: Y. Li*, C. Schal n, X. Pan*, Y. Huang* & F. Zhang*

author keywords: Blattella germanica; antibiotic; gut bacteria; fungi; interaction; niche
MeSH headings : Animals; Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology; Bacteria; Blattellidae; Fungi; Gastrointestinal Microbiome
TL;DR: Network analysis showed that antibiotic treatment made the interaction between bacteria and fungi closer and stronger in the cockroach gut during the recovery of gut microorganisms, helping to explore gut microbes' colonization and interaction with insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 1, 2021

2020 journal article

Environmental decomposition of olefinic cuticular hydrocarbons of Periplaneta americana generates a volatile pheromone that guides social behaviour

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1921), 20192466.

By: E. Hatano n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: E. Hatano n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Periplaneta americana; American cockroach; cuticular hydrocarbons; environmental reaction; habitat selection; pro-semiochemicals
MeSH headings : Alkenes / metabolism; Animals; Behavior, Animal / physiology; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Periplaneta / physiology; Pheromones / metabolism; Social Behavior; Volatile Organic Compounds
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that air, water vapour and ultraviolet (UV) radiation break down unsaturated cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) of Periplaneta americana (American cockroach), resulting in the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 26, 2020

2020 journal article

Gene content evolution in the arthropods

GENOME BIOLOGY, 21(1).

By: G. Thomas*, E. Dohmen*, D. Hughes*, S. Murali*, M. Poelchau*, K. Glastad*, C. Anstead*, N. Ayoub* ...

author keywords: Arthropods; Genome assembly; Genomics; Protein domains; Gene content; Evolution; DNA methylation
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropods / classification; Arthropods / genetics; DNA Methylation; Evolution, Molecular; Genetic Speciation; Genetic Variation; Phylogeny
TL;DR: Using 76 whole genome sequences representing 21 orders spanning more than 500 million years of arthropod evolution, this work documents changes in gene and protein domain content and provides temporal and phylogenetic context for interpreting these innovations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 2, 2020

2020 journal article

Genetic Basis of Natural Variation in Spontaneous Grooming in Drosophila melanogaster

G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS, 10(9), 3453–3460.

By: A. Yanagawa*, W. Huang*, A. Yamamoto n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, C. Schal n & T. Mackay*

Contributors: A. Yanagawa*, W. Huang*, A. Yamamoto n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, C. Schal n & T. Mackay*

author keywords: Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel; genome wide association analysis; RNA interference; behavioral genetics
MeSH headings : Animals; Drosophila melanogaster / genetics; Epistasis, Genetic; Female; Genetic Variation; Genome-Wide Association Study; Grooming
TL;DR: Although grooming behavior is highly correlated between males and females, significant sex by genotype interactions are observed, indicating that the genetic basis of spontaneous grooming is partially distinct in the two sexes. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 5, 2020

2020 journal article

Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Ingested Hydroprene and Methoprene on Development and Fecundity of the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Journal of Medical Entomology, 57(4), 1199–1206.

By: A. Sierras n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): M. Rust

author keywords: Urban IPM; bed bugs; Cimex; juvenile hormone analog; insect growth regulator
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs; Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; Fertility / drug effects; Insect Control; Juvenile Hormones; Methoprene
TL;DR: Evaluated the potential of hydroprene and methoprene to be incorporated into an ingestible bait, with dose–response studies on fifth-instar male and female bed bugs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 26, 2020

2020 article

Mating and starvation modulate feeding and host-seeking responses in female bed bugs, Cimex lectularius

Saveer, A. M., DeVries, Z. C., Santangelo, R., & Schal, C. (2020, November 1). (Vol. 11). Vol. 11.

By: A. Saveer n, Z. DeVries*, R. Santangelo n & C. Schal n

Source: ORCID
Added: November 2, 2020

2020 journal article

Measurement of German cockroach allergens and their isoforms in allergen extracts with mass spectrometry

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY, 50(6), 741–751.

By: S. Mindaye, N. David, S. Esfahani, C. Schal n, E. Matsui*, R. Rabin, J. Slater

author keywords: allergens and epitopes; regulatory aspects; venom and insect allergy
MeSH headings : Allergens / chemistry; Animals; Blattellidae / chemistry; Chromatography, Liquid; Complex Mixtures / chemistry; Insect Proteins / chemistry; Mass Spectrometry
TL;DR: Allergen extracts are the primary tool for diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases, but in the United States, most allergen Extracts are non‐standardized. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 1, 2020

2020 journal article

Recent Detection of Multiple Populations of the Tropical Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Exhibiting kdr-Associated Mutations in Hawaii

Journal of Medical Entomology, 2.

By: C. Lewis*, B. Levine*, E. Vargo*, C. Schal n & W. Booth*

Ed(s): R. Pereira

author keywords: Cimex hemipterus; voltage-gated sodium channel; knockdown resistance; insecticide resistance; introduced species
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / genetics; Female; Hawaii; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Introduced Species; Male; Mutation; Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels / genetics
TL;DR: The first report of the detection and likely establishment of C. hemipterus in Honolulu, Hawaii is presented, from samples collected in 2009 and 2019, and through partial sequencing of the voltage-gated sodium channel, the presence of kdr-associated mutations in all samples is reported. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: ORCID
Added: February 22, 2020

2020 journal article

Reproductive compatibility among populations and host‐associated lineages of the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius L.)

Ecology and Evolution.

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Santangelo n, W. Booth*, C. Lawrence*, O. Balvín*, T. Bartonička*, C. Schal n

author keywords: Cimexlectularius; host-associated differentiation; reproduction; speciation; Wolbachia
TL;DR: Results indicate that while the HA and BA populations of C. lectularius represent genetically differentiated host‐associated lineages, possibly undergoing sympatric speciation, this is in its incipient stage as they remain reproductively compatible. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: October 8, 2020

2020 journal article

The Role of Antennae in Heat Detection and Feeding Behavior in the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 113(6), 2858–2863.

By: S. Gaire*, C. Schal n, R. Mick n & Z. DeVries*

Ed(s): A. Appel

author keywords: bed bug; heat detection; feeding behavior; antennae; radiant heat
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs; Ectoparasitic Infestations; Feeding Behavior; Hot Temperature
TL;DR: It is found that the distal tip of the terminal antennal segment is responsible for orientation toward a heat source, suggesting redundancy in sensory cues that drive feeding in bed bugs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: November 1, 2020

2020 journal article

The egg and larval pheromone dodecanoic acid mediates density-dependent oviposition of Phlebotomus papatasi

Parasites & Vectors, 13(1).

By: D. Kowacich*, E. Hatano n, C. Schal n, L. Ponnusamy n, C. Apperson n, T. Shymanovich*, G. Wasserberg*

author keywords: Leishmaniasis; Oviposition behavior; Sand flies; Semiochemicals; Dose-response bioassay; Oviposition regulation; Allee effect; Isovaleric acid
MeSH headings : Animals; Behavior, Animal / drug effects; Female; Hemiterpenes / analysis; Larva / chemistry; Larva / drug effects; Lauric Acids / pharmacology; Male; Oviposition / drug effects; Ovum / chemistry; Ovum / drug effects; Pentanoic Acids / analysis; Pheromones / pharmacology; Phlebotomus / drug effects; Phlebotomus / physiology; Pupa / drug effects
TL;DR: Investigation of the attraction and oviposition preference of the Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis vector, Phlebotomus papatasi, to young and old conspecific stages, including eggs and the effect of a semiochemical associated with eggs and neonate larvae corroborated the hypothesis that gravid sand flies should prefer early colonized Oviposition sites as indicators of site suitability but avoid sites containing older stages as indicator of potential competition. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 4, 2020

2019 journal article

Allergen content in German cockroach extracts and sensitization profiles to a new expanded set of cockroach allergens determine in vitro extract potency for IgE reactivity

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 143(4), 1474–1481.e8.

By: J. Glesner*, S. Filep*, L. Vailes*, S. Wunschmann*, M. Chapman*, G. Birrueta*, A. Frazier*, K. Jeong* ...

author keywords: Cockroach allergy; non-standardized extracts; cockroach allergen components; immunotherapy; diagnosis
MeSH headings : Allergens / immunology; Animals; Blattellidae / immunology; Female; Humans; Hypersensitivity / etiology; Hypersensitivity / immunology; Immunoglobulin E / immunology; Insect Proteins / immunology; Male
TL;DR: The in vitro potency of German cockroach extracts for IgE reactivity depends on allergen content and allerGEN‐specific IgE titers of patients with cockroach allergy, relevant for selection of potent extracts to be used for immunotherapy and for the design and interpretation of data from immunotherapy trials. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: April 22, 2019

2019 journal article

Antennal grooming facilitates courtship performance in a group-living insect, the German cockroach Blattella germanica

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9(1).

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Antennae / physiology; Blattellidae / physiology; Courtship; Grooming / physiology; Lipids; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 11, 2019

2019 journal article

Diel periodicity and visual cues guide oviposition behavior in Phlebotomus papatasi, vector of old-world cutaneous leishmaniasis

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 13(3), e0007165.

By: T. Shymanovich*, L. Faw*, N. Hajhashemi*, J. Teague*, C. Schal n, L. Ponnusamy n, C. Apperson n, E. Hatano n, G. Wasserberg*

Ed(s): F. Oliveira

MeSH headings : Animals; Circadian Clocks; Color; Female; Humans; Insect Control; Insect Vectors / anatomy & histology; Insect Vectors / physiology; Leishmaniasis / transmission; Oviposition; Phlebotomus / anatomy & histology; Phlebotomus / physiology; Photoperiod; Sex Attractants
TL;DR: It is shown, for the first time, that visual cues in the form of oviposition-site color, lighting level, and photoperiod are important in guiding the Oviposition behavior of phlebotomine sand flies. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: April 29, 2019

2019 journal article

Effects of Carrion Relocation on the Succession of Newly Arriving Adult Necrophilous Insects

Journal of Medical Entomology, 57(1), 164–172.

By: A. Cruise n, M. Kakumanu n, D. Watson n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): C. Geden

author keywords: sampling; biodiversity; ecology and behavior; forensic entomology
MeSH headings : Animals; Biodiversity; Cadaver; Diptera / physiology; Forensic Entomology; North Carolina; Postmortem Changes
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that translocating a decomposing body to a new, but geographically and ecologically similar location continues the predicted insect succession, albeit with greater variance, based on olfactory cues alone. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: December 30, 2019

2019 journal article

Exposure risks and ineffectiveness of total release foggers (TRFs) used for cockroach control in residential settings

BMC Public Health, 19(1).

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Santangelo n, J. Crissman n, R. Mick n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Bug bomb; German cockroach; Pesticide residues; Pesticide exposure; Pyrethroids; Total release aerosols
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / drug effects; Environmental Exposure / adverse effects; Fumigation; Housing; Humans; Insect Control / methods; Insecticide Resistance; Insecticides / adverse effects; Pesticide Residues / analysis; Risk Assessment
TL;DR: The high risks of pesticide exposure associated with TRFs combined with their ineffectiveness in controlling German cockroach infestations call into question their utility in the marketplace, especially because similarly priced and much safer bait products are highly effective in the indoor environment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: February 11, 2019

2019 journal article

Hemimetabolous insects elucidate the origin of sexual development via alternative splicing

ELife, 8.

MeSH headings : Alternative Splicing; Animals; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / physiology; Hemiptera / genetics; Hemiptera / physiology; Insect Proteins / biosynthesis; Insect Proteins / genetics; Phthiraptera / genetics; Phthiraptera / physiology; Protein Isoforms / biosynthesis; Protein Isoforms / genetics; Sexual Development; Transcription Factors / biosynthesis; Transcription Factors / genetics
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: September 23, 2019

2019 journal article

Lack of influence by endosymbiont Wolbachia on virus titer in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius

Parasites & Vectors, 12(1).

By: M. Fisher n, J. Levine n, J. Guy n, H. Mochizuki n, M. Breen n, C. Schal n, D. Watson n

author keywords: Cimex lectularius; Wolbachia; Endosymbiont; Cimicidae; Virus suppression; ssRNA
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / microbiology; Bedbugs / virology; Calicivirus, Feline / growth & development; Calicivirus, Feline / isolation & purification; Microbial Interactions; Viral Load; Wolbachia / growth & development
TL;DR: It is suggested that other mechanisms are involved in virus suppression within bed bugs, independent of the influence of Wolbachia, and the need for future research is underscore. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: September 30, 2019

2019 journal article

Pervasive Resistance to Pyrethroids in German Cockroaches (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) Related to Lack of Efficacy of Total Release Foggers

Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(5), 2295–2301.

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Santangelo n, J. Crissman n, A. Suazo n, M. Kakumanu n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): M. Rust

author keywords: cypermethrin; do-it-yourself pest control; kdr; topical application
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Assay; Blattellidae; Cockroaches; Insecticide Resistance; Insecticides; Pyrethrins
TL;DR: Investigating insecticide resistance of apartment-collected cockroaches from homes where TRFs failed suggested pyrethroid resistance is a major factor contributing to the failure of TRFs, which were recently shown to be ineffective at reducing German cockroach infestations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 21, 2019

2019 journal article

Queen and king recognition in the subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes: Evidence for royal recognition pheromones

PLOS ONE, 14(5), e0209810.

By: C. Funaro n, C. Schal n & E. Vargo*

Ed(s): F. Nascimento

MeSH headings : Animals; Behavior, Animal; Female; Isoptera / physiology; Male; Pheromones / metabolism; Photoperiod; Recognition, Psychology; Reproduction
TL;DR: The striking response to reproductives and their cuticular extracts suggests that royal-specific cuticular compounds act as recognition pheromones and that shaking behavior is a clear and measurable queen and king recognition response in this termite species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: June 17, 2019

2019 journal article

Role of Cuticular Hydrocarbons in German Cockroach (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) Aggregation Behavior

Environmental Entomology, 48(3), 546–553.

By: J. Hamilton n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: J. Hamilton n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

author keywords: hydrocarbons; aggregation; pheromone
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae; Cockroaches; Feces; Female; Humans; Hydrocarbons; Nymph; Pheromones
TL;DR: It is asserted that CHCs play a minor, if any, role in the aggregation behavior of German cockroaches, contesting previous reports that fecal CHCs serve as aggregation pheromone. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Variability in German Cockroach Extract Composition Greatly Impacts T Cell Potency in Cockroach-Allergic Donors

Frontiers in Immunology, 10.

By: G. Birrueta*, A. Frazier*, A. Pomés*, J. Glesner*, S. Filep*, C. Schal n, K. Jeong*, C. McMurtrey* ...

author keywords: German cockroach; T cells; allergen extract; cytokines; respiratory allergy
MeSH headings : Allergens / immunology; Animals; Blattellidae / chemistry; Blattellidae / immunology; Cytokines / biosynthesis; Humans; Hypersensitivity / diagnosis; Hypersensitivity / immunology; Hypersensitivity / metabolism; Immunoglobulin E / immunology; Leukocytes, Mononuclear / immunology; Leukocytes, Mononuclear / metabolism; Lymphocyte Activation / immunology; Skin Tests; T-Lymphocytes / immunology; T-Lymphocytes / metabolism; Tissue Donors; Tissue Extracts / chemistry; Tissue Extracts / immunology
TL;DR: Dramatic variations in T cell reactivity were observed to the different cockroach extract batches, potentially dependent on the donor-specific T cell allergen immunodominance pattern and the aller gen content of the extract tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 11, 2019

2018 journal article

A Novel Passive Sampling Technique for Collecting Adult Necrophilous Insects Arriving at Neonate Pig Carcasses

Environmental Entomology, 47(6), 1573–1581.

By: A. Cruise n, D. Watson n & C. Schal n

author keywords: sampling; biodiversity; ecology & behavior; forensic entomology
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Newborn; Cadaver; Coleoptera; Cues; Diptera; Entomology / methods; Forensic Sciences / methods; Odorants; Swine
TL;DR: The vented-chamber method collected significantly more necrophilous flies, representing a greater diversity, than the sweep net, Nevertheless, this approach caught few beetles, and hand collections must be used as well to most effectively sample beetle diversity. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: February 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Alcohol Contributes to Attraction of Heliothis (= Chloridea) virescens Males to Females

Journal of Chemical Ecology, 44(7-8), 621–630.

By: A. Groot*, S. Nojima n, J. Heath n, B. Ammagarahalli*, M. van Wijk*, A. Claβen*, R. Santangelo n, J. Lopez*, C. Schal n

author keywords: Heliothis virescens; Chloridea virescens; Sex pheromone; Volatile collection; (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-ol; Rubber septa; Behavior
MeSH headings : Animal Communication; Animals; Fatty Alcohols / analysis; Fatty Alcohols / metabolism; Female; Male; Moths / chemistry; Moths / physiology; Sex Attractants / analysis; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Volatile Organic Compounds / analysis; Volatile Organic Compounds / metabolism
TL;DR: Using a short section of thick film megabore column, in combination with derivatization and GC-CI-SIM-MS, it is determined that Z11–16:OH is emitted from the sex pheromone gland during calling, and should be considered a component of thesex phersomone of H. virescens females. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: December 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Attraction to Human Odors: Validation of a Two-Choice Olfactometer

Journal of Medical Entomology, 56(2), 362–367.

By: Z. DeVries n, A. Saveer n, R. Mick n & C. Schal n

author keywords: host odor; host attraction; behavior; olfaction; chemotaxis
MeSH headings : Animals; Appetitive Behavior; Bedbugs; Female; Humans; Male; Nymph; Odorants; Olfactometry / instrumentation
TL;DR: It is shown that bed bugs can respond and orient towards human odors, independently of all other host cues, and the validated olfactometer should enable rapid and efficient evaluations of bed bug behavioral responses to semiochemicals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 25, 2019

2018 journal article

Changes in the Peripheral Chemosensory System Drive Adaptive Shifts in Food Preferences in Insects

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, H. Robertson*, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n, H. Robertson*, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

author keywords: chemoreception; gustation; sensilla; nutrient sensing; glucose-aversion
TL;DR: The peripheral gustatory neural mechanisms of glucose-aversion are reviewed and how the rapid emergence of taste polymorphisms can impede pest control efforts and affect foraging and mate-choice in adapted cockroach populations are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: October 19, 2018

2018 journal article

Comparison of Techniques for Sampling Adult Necrophilous Insects From Pig Carcasses

Journal of Medical Entomology, 55(4), 947–954.

By: A. Cruise n, E. Hatano n, D. Watson n & C. Schal n

author keywords: biodiversity; ecology and behavior; forensic entomology; Calliphoridae; Sarcophagidae
MeSH headings : Animals; Cadaver; Coleoptera / physiology; Diptera / physiology; Entomology / methods; Postmortem Changes; Sus scrofa / parasitology
TL;DR: To maximize insect collections from neonate pigs, the method used to sample must vary by decomposition day, and repeated sampling during the noon to 18:00 hours period was most effective to obtain the maximum diversity of trapped insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Ecological succession of adult necrophilous insects on neonate Sus scrofa domesticus in central North Carolina

PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0195785.

By: A. Cruise n, D. Watson n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): D. Doucet

MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Newborn; Cadaver; Coleoptera; Diptera; Insecta / classification; North Carolina; Postmortem Changes; Sus scrofa / parasitology
TL;DR: Differences in the taxa and successional patterns documented in this experiment and a previous study in the same location highlight the ecological variation in such investigations, and underscore the need for standardization. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: December 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Effectiveness of Boric Acid by Ingestion, But Not by Contact, Against the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Journal of Economic Entomology, 111(6), 2772–2781.

By: A. Sierras n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Sierras n, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

author keywords: chemical control; boric acid; Public Health Entomology; Urban and Structural Entomology; bed bug
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs; Blattellidae; Boric Acids / administration & dosage; Eating; Insecticides / administration & dosage; Toxicity Tests
TL;DR: It is concluded that although boric acid is an excellent candidate active ingredient for an ingestible bait formulation, residual applications of dust or spray would be ineffective in bed bug interventions. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 18, 2019

2018 journal article

Enormous expansion of the chemosensory gene repertoire in the omnivorous German cockroach Blattella germanica

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 330(5), 265–278.

By: H. Robertson*, R. Baits*, K. Walden*, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

Contributors: H. Robertson*, R. Baits*, K. Walden*, A. Wada-Katsumata n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Feeding Behavior; Insect Proteins / genetics; Isoptera / genetics; Multigene Family / genetics; Phylogeny; Receptors, Cell Surface / genetics; Species Specificity; Taste
TL;DR: The German cockroach Blattella germanica is an extreme omnivore and has the largest chemosensory gene repertoire known for an arthropod, exceeding even the highly polyphagous spider mite Tetranychus urticae. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: February 5, 2020

2018 journal article

Expansions of key protein families in the German cockroach highlight the molecular basis of its remarkable success as a global indoor pest

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 330(5), 254–264.

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / immunology; Blattellidae / metabolism; Diet; Evolution, Molecular; Genome, Insect; Inactivation, Metabolic / genetics; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Insecticide Resistance / physiology; Multigene Family; Pest Control; Receptors, Cell Surface / genetics
TL;DR: This study investigates the functions of the 93 significantly expanded gene families with the aim of better understanding the success of B. germanica as a major pest despite such inhospitable conditions and under recurrent chemical control. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 5, 2020

2018 journal article

Growth kinetics of endosymbiont Wolbachia in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius

Scientific Reports, 8(1).

By: M. Fisher n, D. Watson n, J. Osborne n, H. Mochizuki n, M. Breen n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / microbiology; DNA / genetics; Female; Kinetics; Larva / microbiology; Symbiosis; Wolbachia / growth & development
TL;DR: It is highlighted that wCle is dynamic during bed bug development, changing relative to life stage, intermolt stage, and blood-fed status, and the observed quantitative modulation of wCle during the bed bug life cycle and during periods of starvation may explain the disparities in wCle infections reported in field-collected C. lectularius. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: December 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality

Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(3), 557–566.

By: M. Harrison*, E. Jongepier*, H. Robertson*, N. Arning*, T. Bitard-Feildel*, H. Chao*, C. Childers*, H. Dinh* ...

Contributors: M. Harrison*, E. Jongepier*, H. Robertson*, N. Arning*, T. Bitard-Feildel*, H. Chao*, C. Childers*, H. Dinh* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / physiology; Evolution, Molecular; Genome; Isoptera / genetics; Isoptera / physiology; Phylogeny; Social Behavior
TL;DR: The authors sequence genomes of the German cockroach and a drywood termite and provide insights into the evolutionary signatures of termite eusociality. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 5, 2020

2018 journal article

Histamine as an emergent indoor contaminant: Accumulation and persistence in bed bug infested homes

PLOS ONE, 13(2), e0192462.

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Santangelo n, A. Barbarin* & C. Schal n

Ed(s): J. Benoit

MeSH headings : Air Pollution, Indoor / adverse effects; Animals; Bedbugs; Histamine / analysis; Hot Temperature; Humans; Insect Control; Pest Control
TL;DR: The high concentrations, persistence, and proximity to humans during sleep suggest that bed bug-produced histamine may represent an emergent contaminant and pose a serious health risk in the indoor environment. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Identification of a queen and king recognition pheromone in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(15), 3888–3893.

By: C. Funaro n, K. Böröczky*, E. Vargo* & C. Schal n

author keywords: termite; royal pheromone; queen recognition; chemical ecology; cuticular hydrocarbons
MeSH headings : Alkanes / chemistry; Alkanes / metabolism; Animals; Behavior, Animal; Biological Evolution; Female; Hydrocarbons / chemistry; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Isoptera / chemistry; Isoptera / genetics; Isoptera / physiology; Male; Pheromones / chemistry; Pheromones / metabolism; Social Dominance
TL;DR: Hneicosane is a royal-recognition pheromone that is active in both queens and kings of R. flavipes and is therefore infer that termites and social Hymenoptera convergently evolved the use of these ubiquitous compounds in royal recognition. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: December 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Intracellular Localization of Blattella germanica Densovirus (BgDV1) Capsid Proteins

Viruses, 10(7), 370.

By: E. Kozlov*, E. Martynova*, V. Popenko, C. Schal n & D. Mukha

author keywords: Parvoviridae; Densovirinae; Blattella germanica densovirus; BgDV1; capsid proteins; nuclear localization; nuclear export; NLS; NES
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Motifs; Capsid / chemistry; Capsid Proteins / chemistry; Capsid Proteins / genetics; Cell Nucleus / virology; Cytoplasm / chemistry; Densovirus / chemistry; Densovirus / genetics; Genome, Viral; HeLa Cells; Humans; Mutagenesis, Site-Directed; Nuclear Export Signals; Nuclear Localization Signals; Protein Transport; Viral Proteins
TL;DR: It is suggested that the NLS shared by all three BgDV1 capsid proteins drives the trafficking of the newly-synthesized proteins into the nucleus, while the NES may play a role in the export of the Newly-assembled BgV1 particles into the cytoplasm through nuclear pore complexes. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Isolation, identification, and time course of human DNA typing from bed bugs, Cimex lectularius

Forensic Science International, 293, 1–6.

By: C. Schal n, N. Czado*, R. Gamble*, A. Barrett*, K. Weathers* & K. Lodhi*

author keywords: Bed bug; STR; Human; DNA; Physical evidence; Blood
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs; DNA / blood; DNA / isolation & purification; DNA Fingerprinting; Entomology; Feeding Behavior; Female; Forensic Genetics; Genotype; Humans; Male; Microsatellite Repeats; Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: The results reveal that identification of multiple human hosts is possible from a single bed bug and suggest that some markers can be successfully recovered more than three days PBM, which can serve as physical evidence in temporal and spatial predictions to match suspects and/or victims to specific locations in criminal investigations. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: December 10, 2018

2018 journal article

Overlapping Community Compositions of Gut and Fecal Microbiomes in Lab-Reared and Field-Collected German Cockroaches

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84(17).

By: M. Kakumanu n, J. Maritz*, J. Carlton* & C. Schal n

Ed(s): E. Stabb

author keywords: German cockroach; Blattella microbiota; microbiome; gut; feces; fecal microbiota; indoor microbiome
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Cockroaches / microbiology; Cockroaches / parasitology; Feces / microbiology; Feces / parasitology; Female; Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Male; Parasites / classification; Parasites / genetics; Parasites / isolation & purification; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 18S / genetics
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that cockroaches disseminate their gut microbiome in their feces, and this work underscores the important contribution of the cockroach fecal microbiome to the microbial diversity of cockroach-infested homes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 19, 2018

2018 chapter

Population Genetics

In S. L. Doggett, D. M. Miller, & C.-Y. Lee (Eds.), Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (pp. 173–182).

By: W. Booth, C. Schal* & E. Vargo

Ed(s): S. Doggett, D. Miller & C. Lee

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 20, 2020

2018 article

Potency Of German Cockroach Extracts For IgE Reactivity Depends On Allergen Content And Allergen-specific IgE Titers Of The Cockroach Allergic Patient

Glesner, J., Filep, S., Schulten, V. M., Frazier, A., Vailes, L. D., Wunschmann, S., … Pomes, A. (2018, February). JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, Vol. 141, pp. AB108–AB108.

By: J. Glesner*, S. Filep*, V. Schulten*, A. Frazier*, L. Vailes*, S. Wunschmann*, K. Leong*, C. Schal n ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemicals emitted from the pheromone gland of individual Heliothis subflexa females

PLOS ONE, 13(8), e0202035.

By: S. Nojima n, A. Classen*, A. Groot* & C. Schal n

Ed(s): J. Hull

MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Moths / chemistry; Moths / metabolism; Reproducibility of Results; Scent Glands / chemistry; Scent Glands / metabolism; Sex Attractants / chemistry; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Volatile Organic Compounds / chemistry; Volatile Organic Compounds / metabolism
TL;DR: The chemicals emitted from the sex pheromone gland of individual Heliothis subflexa females were sampled using a short section of thick-film megabore fused silica capillary column, and the phersomone glands of the same females were extracted after the effluvia collection. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: October 19, 2018

2018 article

Variability in German Cockroach Extract Composition Has A Great Impact On T Cell Potency In Cockroach-Allergic Donors

Schulten, V. M., Birrueta, G., Glesner, J., Filep, S., Schal, C., Jeong, K. Y., … Sci, B. (2018, February). JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, Vol. 141, pp. AB199–AB199.

By: V. Schulten*, G. Birrueta*, J. Glesner*, S. Filep*, C. Schal n, K. Jeong*, A. Frazier*, A. Pomes*, A. Sette*, B. Sci

TL;DR: Dramatic variations in T cell reactivity were observed to the different cockroach extract batches, potentially dependent on the donor-specific T cell allergen immunodominance pattern and the aller gen content of the extract tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A single intervention for cockroach control reduces cockroach exposure and asthma morbidity in children

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 140(2), 565–570.

By: F. Rabito*, J. Carlson*, H. He*, D. Werthmann* & C. Schal n

author keywords: Asthma; cockroach; integrated pest management; indoor allergens; intervention studies; FEV1; FENO
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Ambulatory Care / statistics & numerical data; Animals; Asthma / epidemiology; Child; Child, Preschool; Cockroaches; Environmental Exposure / prevention & control; Female; Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Insecticides; Male; Morbidity; Pest Control / methods
TL;DR: The strategic placement of insecticidal bait, which is inexpensive, has low toxicity, and is widely available, resulted in sustained cockroach elimination over 12 months and was associated with improved asthma outcomes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Aggregation behavior and reproductive compatibility in the family Cimicidae

Scientific Reports, 7(1).

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Mick n, O. Balvín* & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / genetics; Bedbugs / physiology; Behavior, Animal / physiology; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; Gene Flow / genetics; Gene Flow / physiology; Male; Reproduction / genetics; Reproduction / physiology
TL;DR: Results indicate that under laboratory conditions, host-associated lineages of bed bugs are reproductively compatible, and aggregation pheromones are not capable of preventing gene flow between lineages. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 chapter

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Pheromone Production ☆

In Reference Module in Life Sciences.

By: R. Jurenka*, G. Blomquist*, C. Schal n & C. Tittiger*

TL;DR: This chapter will provide an up to date analysis of the biochemistry and molecular biology of pheromone production in insects concentrating on sex pher Pomones in moths, aggregation phersomones in bark beetles, and hydrocarbon phermones in flies and cockroaches. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 14, 2020

2017 journal article

Cover Image, Volume 73, Issue 3

Pest Management Science, 73(3), i-i.

By: A. Sierras n & C. Schal n

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 5, 2020

2017 journal article

Effects of Cyclic Feeding and Starvation, Mating, and Sperm Condition on Egg Production and Fertility in the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Journal of Medical Entomology, 54(6), 1483–1490.

By: Y. Matos n, J. Osborne n & C. Schal n

author keywords: bed bug; Cimex lectularius; oviposition; mating; sperm quality
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / physiology; Female; Fertility; Food Deprivation / physiology; Male; Ovum / physiology; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Spermatozoa / physiology
TL;DR: Findings indicate egg production and hatch are governed by complex interactions among female and male age, frequency of feeding and mating, and sperm condition. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Evaluation of the Potential for Secondary Kill for Ingested Insecticides in the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(3), 1218–1225.

By: Y. Matos n, A. Sierras n & C. Schal n

author keywords: bed bug; Cimex lectularius; secondary kill; German cockroach; Blattella germanica
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Bedbugs / drug effects; Bedbugs / growth & development; Bedbugs / physiology; Feces / chemistry; Feeding Behavior; Humidity; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / pharmacology; Longevity / drug effects; Male; Nymph / drug effects; Nymph / growth & development; Nymph / physiology
TL;DR: Primary kill with neuroactive insecticides will likely not be a significant factor in bed bug population suppression, and bait effectiveness in social insects, and in other group-living species like German cockroaches is investigated. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: January 14, 2020

2017 journal article

Persistence of a sugar-rejecting cockroach genotype under various dietary regimes

Scientific Reports, 7(1).

By: K. Jensen n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: K. Jensen n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / drug effects; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / metabolism; Diet; Feeding Behavior; Female; Fructose / chemistry; Genetic Fitness; Genotype; Glucose / chemistry; Insecticides / chemistry; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal / drug effects; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology; Sugars / chemistry
TL;DR: Experimental evidence is shown that within heterogeneous populations, WT German cockroaches will over time prevail in abundance over GA individuals, even when glucose is not a dietary component. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Proximity of signallers can maintain sexual signal variation under stabilizing selection

Scientific Reports, 7(1).

By: M. van Wijk n, J. Heath n, R. Lievers*, C. Schal n & A. Groot n

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Female; Male; Mating Preference, Animal / physiology; Moths; Sex Attractants / physiology; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology
TL;DR: This work proposes and test a “proximity model” wherein two females that vary in their relative attractiveness to males, can both benefit from calling in close proximity to each other, and proposes that frequency-dependent behavioural and spatial interactions can sustain signal variation within populations even when these signals are under stabilizing selection. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2017 article

Single Component Intervention for Cockroach Control Reduces Cockroach Exposure and Asthma Morbidity in Children

Rabito, F. A., Carlson, J. C., Werthmann, D., & Schal, C. (2017, February). JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, Vol. 139, pp. AB82–AB82.

By: F. Rabito*, J. Carlson*, D. Werthmann* & C. Schal n

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Susceptibility of insecticide-resistant bed bugs (Cimex lectularius ) to infection by fungal biopesticide

Pest Management Science, 73(8), 1568–1573.

By: A. Barbarin n, G. Bellicanta*, J. Osborne n, C. Schal n & N. Jenkins*

author keywords: Beauveria bassiana; Aprehend; Suspend SC; entomopathogenic fungi; insecticide resistance
MeSH headings : Animals; Beauveria / physiology; Bedbugs / microbiology; Insecticide Resistance; Nitriles; Pest Control, Biological / methods; Pyrethrins
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that Aprehend™ is equally effective against insecticide‐susceptible and insecticides‐resistant bed bugs and could provide pest control operators with a promising new tool for control of bed bug and insecticide resistance management. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Comparison of ingestion and topical application of insecticides against the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Pest Management Science, 73(3), 521–527.

By: A. Sierras n & C. Schal n

author keywords: bed bug; Cimex lectularius; mortality; systemic control; liquid bait
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / growth & development; Ectoparasitic Infestations / prevention & control; Guanidines; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides; Ivermectin / analogs & derivatives; Male; Neonicotinoids; Nymph; Oxazines; Pyrazoles; Thiazoles
TL;DR: Fipronil, clothianidin and abamectin have potential for being incorporated into a liquid bait for bed bug control; indoxacarb and DCJW were not effective. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Design and Testing of Novel Lethal Ovitrap to Reduce Populations of Aedes Mosquitoes: Community-Based Participatory Research between Industry, Academia and Communities in Peru and Thailand

PLOS ONE, 11(8), e0160386.

By: V. Paz-Soldan*, J. Yukich*, A. Soonthorndhada*, M. Giron*, C. Apperson n, L. Ponnusamy n, C. Schal n, A. Morrison*, J. Keating*, D. Wesson*

Ed(s): R. Paul

MeSH headings : Aedes / virology; Animals; Chikungunya Fever / prevention & control; Chikungunya virus; Community-Based Participatory Research / methods; Dengue / prevention & control; Dengue Virus; Equipment Design; Female; Humans; Industry; Insect Vectors / virology; Mosquito Control / instrumentation; Peru; Thailand; Zika Virus; Zika Virus Infection / prevention & control
TL;DR: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the design and placement process for an attractive lethal ovitrap to reduce vector populations and to describe lessons learned in the development of the trap. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Diet quality affects bait performance in German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Pest Management Science, 72(10), 1826–1836.

By: A. Ko n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; hydramethylnon; coprophagy; secondary kill; diet; bait
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / physiology; Feces / chemistry; Food Preferences; Glucose; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / metabolism; Male; Nymph; Pyrimidinones / metabolism
TL;DR: It is suggested that disparities between the nutritional quality of baits and the foods that are naturally available could profoundly impact the management of German cockroach infestations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Discrimination between lineage-specific shelters by bat- and human-associated bed bugs does not constitute a stable reproductive barrier

Parasitology Research, 116(1), 237–242.

By: O. Balvín*, T. Bartonička*, K. Pilařová*, Z. DeVries n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Pre-copulation reproduction isolation; Pheromones; Parasites; Aggregation behavior
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / classification; Bedbugs / genetics; Bedbugs / physiology; Biological Assay; Chiroptera / parasitology; Ectoparasitic Infestations / parasitology; Ectoparasitic Infestations / veterinary; Female; Humans; Hybridization, Genetic; Male; Odorants / analysis; Reproduction
TL;DR: Bed bugs show no preferences for lineage-specific shelters, strongly suggesting that semiochemicals associated with shelters alone do not function in reproductive isolation, and instead suggest a pre-copulation isolation mechanism. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Effect of Spatial Repellent Exposure on Dengue Vector Attraction to Oviposition Sites

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(7), e0004850.

By: D. Choi*, J. Grieco*, C. Apperson n, C. Schal n, L. Ponnusamy n, D. Wesson*, N. Achee*

Ed(s): P. Kittayapong

MeSH headings : Aedes / drug effects; Aedes / physiology; Animals; Cyclopropanes / pharmacology; Dengue / transmission; Female; Fluorobenzenes / pharmacology; Insect Repellents; Insect Vectors / drug effects; Oviposition / physiology
TL;DR: This study quantified changes in attraction of gravid Ae. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Effects of foraging distance on macronutrient balancing and performance in the German cockroach Blattella germanica

The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(2), 304–311.

By: A. Ko n, K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Carbohydrate; Foraging effort; Juvenile development; Nutrient regulation; Protein; Sexual maturation
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / physiology; Energy Metabolism; Feeding Behavior; Female; Lipid Metabolism; Male; Nymph / growth & development; Nymph / physiology; Oocytes / growth & development; Sexual Maturation
TL;DR: A positive effect of foraging distance on fitness-related parameters at two life stages is shown, in both cases involving increased consumption of specific nutrients corresponding to requirements at the respective life stage. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2016 journal article

Experimental evidence for chemical mate guarding in a moth

Scientific Reports, 6(1).

By: S. Hosseini*, M. van Wijk n, G. Ke*, S. Goldansaz*, C. Schal n & A. Groot n

MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Fertility; Male; Mating Preference, Animal; Moths; Pheromones; Sex Attractants; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: This work tested the hypothesis that the male sex pheromone in the noctuid moth Heliothis virescens perfumes the female and functions as an anti-aphrodisiac, and found that virgin females perfumed with male phermone extract mated significantly less than control virgin females, and this effect persisted for two successive nights. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Feel the heat: activation, orientation and feeding responses of bed bugs to targets at different temperatures

The Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(23), 3773–3780.

By: Z. DeVries n, R. Mick n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Cimex lectularius; Cimicidae; Host attraction; Sensory cues; Thermal orientation; Thermotaxis
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / physiology; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Hot Temperature; Motor Activity / physiology; Orientation, Spatial; Taxis Response / physiology
TL;DR: Bed bugs utilize heat to locate and feed on hosts, and show a characteristic increase in the number of responders and decrease in response time with increasing target temperature, and bed bug feeding is shown to be relative to ambient temperature, not an absolute response to feeder blood temperature. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Queen Reproductive Potential Affects Queen Mandibular Gland Pheromone Composition and Worker Retinue Response

PLOS ONE, 11(6), e0156027.

By: J. Rangel n, K. Böröczky n, C. Schal n & D. Tarpy n

Ed(s): F. Nascimento

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / chemistry; Bees / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Exocrine Glands / metabolism; Female; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Insect Hormones / chemistry; Insect Hormones / physiology; Larva / chemistry; Larva / physiology; Male; Mandible / metabolism; Pheromones / chemistry; Pheromones / physiology; Reproduction / physiology; Scent Glands / metabolism; Social Behavior
TL;DR: The results indicate that the age at which honey bee larvae enter the “queen-specific” developmental pathway influences the chemical composition of queen mandibular glands and worker behavior, however, these changes are not consistent across years, suggesting that other external factors may play important roles in modulating queen quality. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Insecticide resistance and diminished secondary kill performance of bait formulations against German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Pest Management Science, 72(9), 1778–1784.

By: A. Ko n, D. Bieman, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; fipronil; indoxacarb; hydramethylnon; insecticide resistance; bait; secondary kill
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / growth & development; Insect Control / methods; Insecticide Resistance; Insecticides; Male; Nymph; Oxazines; Pyrazoles; Pyrimidinones
TL;DR: It is suggested that, while secondary mortality is considered to be advantageous in cockroach interventions, the ingestion of sublethal doses of AI by nymphs may select for high insecticide resistance by increasing the frequency of AI resistance alleles within the population. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Insecticide resistance and nutrition interactively shape life-history parameters in German cockroaches

Scientific Reports, 6(1).

By: K. Jensen n, A. Ko n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / drug effects; Animals; Blattellidae / physiology; Drug Resistance / drug effects; Insecticides / toxicity; Oxazines / toxicity
TL;DR: This study exemplifies how poor nutritional condition can aggravate the life-history costs of resistance and elevate the detrimental effects of insecticide exposure, demonstrating how environmental conditions and resistance may interactively impact individual fitness and insecticide efficacy. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Zyrox Fly Granular Bait Against Asian and German Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Journal of Economic Entomology, 109(4), 1807–1812.

By: Y. Matos n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Blattella asahinai; Blattella germanica; Zyrox Fly Granular Bait; cyantraniliprole; Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae; Insect Control; Insecticides; North Carolina; Pyrazoles; Species Specificity; ortho-Aminobenzoates
TL;DR: Zyrox Fly Bait appears to be effective against the Asian and German cockroaches, and could be another tool in an integrated pest management program, if its label could be extended or the active ingredient formulated into a cockroach bait. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: January 28, 2020

2016 journal article

New Introductions, Spread of Existing Matrilines, and High Rates of Pyrethroid Resistance Result in Chronic Infestations of Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) in Lower-Income Housing

PLOS ONE, 11(2), e0117805.

By: R. Raab*, J. Moore*, E. Vargo n, L. Rose*, J. Raab*, M. Culbreth*, G. Burzumato*, A. Koyee* ...

Ed(s): J. Benoit

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / drug effects; Ectoparasitic Infestations / transmission; Housing; Insecticide Resistance / drug effects; Insecticides / pharmacology; Poverty; Pyrethrins / pharmacology; United States
TL;DR: It is concluded that ineffective heat treatments, new introductions, reintroductions and local spread, and an exceptionally high frequency of pyrethroid resistance are responsible for chronic infestations in lower-income housing. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Non-Host Plant Volatiles Disrupt Sex Pheromone Communication in a Specialist Herbivore

Scientific Reports, 6(1).

By: F. Wang*, J. Deng*, C. Schal n, Y. Lou*, G. Zhou*, B. Ye*, X. Yin*, Z. Xu*, L. Shen*

MeSH headings : Animals; Eucalyptus / chemistry; Female; Herbivory / drug effects; Herbivory / physiology; Lepidoptera / drug effects; Lepidoptera / physiology; Male; Phytochemicals / metabolism; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal / drug effects; Terpenes / metabolism; Tracheophyta / chemistry; Volatile Organic Compounds / metabolism
TL;DR: It is suggested that disruption of both phersomone emission and orientation to sex pheromone may explain, at least in part, an observed reduction in herbivore attack in polyculture compared with monoculture plantings. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Obp56h Modulates Mating Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 6(10), 3335–3342.

By: J. Shorter n, L. Dembeck n, L. Everett n, T. Morozova n, G. Arya n, L. Turlapati n, G. St. Armour n, C. Schal n, T. Mackay n, R. Anholt n

author keywords: odorant binding protein; olfaction; cuticular hydrocarbon; pheromone; 5-tricosene; FlyBook
MeSH headings : Animals; Animals, Genetically Modified; Copulation; Drosophila Proteins / genetics; Drosophila Proteins / metabolism; Drosophila melanogaster / physiology; Female; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Expression Regulation; Gene Knockdown Techniques; Genome-Wide Association Study; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Male; Metabolomics; Psychomotor Performance; RNA Interference; Receptors, Odorant / genetics; Receptors, Odorant / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: It is reported that RNAi knockdown of Obp56h gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster enhances mating behavior by reducing courtship latency and modulation of mating behavior is accompanied by altered cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and implicate 5-T as a possible ligand for Obp 56h. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: January 28, 2020

2016 journal article

The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1(1), 425–427.

By: S. Kolokotronis*, J. Foox*, J. Rosenfeld*, M. Brugler*, D. Reeves*, J. Benoit*, W. Booth*, G. Robison* ...

author keywords: Arthropods; blood feeding; Hemiptera; pest; true bugs
TL;DR: Phylogenetic analysis of all protein-coding genes indicates that C. lectularius is clearly a member of a paraphyletic Cimicomorpha clade within the Order Hemiptera, and has a similar AT nucleotide composition bias found in other insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 5, 2020

2016 journal article

Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome

Nature Communications, 7(1).

By: J. Benoit*, Z. Adelman*, K. Reinhardt*, A. Dolan*, M. Poelchau*, E. Jennings*, E. Szuter*, R. Hagan* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / genetics; Ectoparasitic Infestations; Feeding Behavior; Gene Transfer, Horizontal / genetics; Genome; Host-Parasite Interactions / genetics; Humans; Insecticide Resistance / genetics; Insecticides; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The authors sequence the genome of the bed bug and identify reductions in chemosensory genes, expansion of genes associated with blood digestion and genes linked to pesticide resistance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
17. Partnerships for the Goals (OpenAlex)
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Added: February 5, 2020

2015 journal article

Adaptive contraction of diet breadth affects sexual maturation and specific nutrient consumption in an extreme generalist omnivore

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(4), 906–916.

By: K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: adaptation; deterrence; fructose; geometric framework; glucose aversion; life history evolution; nutritional ecology; oocyte development; protein; toxin
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / physiology; Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Body Weight; Cockroaches / physiology; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Female; Fructose / pharmacology; Glucose / pharmacology; Oocytes / drug effects; Oocytes / physiology; Sexual Maturation
TL;DR: This study illustrates how an evolutionary change in the chemosensory system may affect the evolution of other traits that govern animal life histories through endocrine adjustments which reduce requirements for energetic fuels. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2015 journal article

Attraction and oviposition preferences of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae), vector of Old-World cutaneous leishmaniasis, to larval rearing media

Parasites & Vectors, 8(1).

By: B. Marayati*, C. Schal n, L. Ponnusamy n, C. Apperson n, T. Rowland* & G. Wasserberg*

author keywords: Leishmaniasis; Oviposition behavior; Sand flies; Semiochemicals; Bioassay; Olfactometer
MeSH headings : Animals; Biometry; Insect Vectors / drug effects; Insect Vectors / physiology; Oviposition; Pheromones / metabolism; Phlebotomus / drug effects; Phlebotomus / physiology; Smell
TL;DR: The key finding of this study is that gravid, laboratory reared, Ph. papatasi sand flies are significantly more attracted to rearing medium of the most biologically active larval stages (2nd/3rd instar and 4th instar/pupae). (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Effects of recombination on densovirus phylogeny

Archives of Virology, 161(1), 63–75.

By: E. Martynova*, C. Schal n & D. Mukha

MeSH headings : Densovirus / classification; Densovirus / genetics; Densovirus / isolation & purification; Evolution, Molecular; Open Reading Frames; Phylogeny; Recombination, Genetic; Viral Proteins / genetics
TL;DR: The aim of the present work was to study possible recombination events in the evolutionary history of densoviruses and to assess possible effects of recombination on phylogenies inferred using amino acid sequences of nonstructural (NS) and capsid (viral protein, VP) proteins. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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2015 journal article

Electroantennogram Responses and Field Trapping of Asian Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) with Blattellaquinone, Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Environmental Entomology, 44(4), 1155–1160.

By: Y. Matos n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Blattella asahinai; Blattella germanica; sex pheromone
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Antennae / physiology; Blattellidae; Electrophysiological Phenomena; Female; Florida; Insect Control / methods; Male; Pheromones; Quinones; Sex Attractants
TL;DR: Results suggest that blattellaquinone or a similar compound might be a component of the sex pheromone of B. asahinai females, which has been introduced to Florida in 1986 and has been spreading throughout the southeastern United States. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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2015 journal article

Evolution of the indoor biome

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30(4), 223–232.

By: L. Martin*, R. Adams*, A. Bateman*, H. Bik*, J. Hawks*, S. Hird*, D. Hughes*, S. Kembel* ...

Contributors: L. Martin*, R. Adams*, A. Bateman*, H. Bik*, J. Hawks*, S. Hird*, D. Hughes*, S. Kembel* ...

author keywords: urban ecology; anthrome; microbiome; phylogeography; built environment
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Ecosystem; Housing; Humans; Microbiota / physiology; Plant Physiological Phenomena
TL;DR: The emerging subfield of 'indoor biome' studies, situated at the intersection of evolutionary ecology, anthropology, architecture, and human ecology, is reviewed and some of its evolutionary dimensions are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: February 24, 2020

2015 journal article

Extensive Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy in Natural Populations of a Resurging Human Pest, the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Journal of Medical Entomology, 52(4), 734–738.

By: G. Robison*, O. Balvin*, C. Schal n, E. Vargo* & W. Booth*

author keywords: cytochrome oxidase I; paternal leakage; Cimex lectularius; Hemiptera; Cimicidae
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / genetics; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Ectoparasitic Infestations / parasitology; Female; Haplotypes / genetics; Humans; Male; Missouri; Oklahoma
TL;DR: Novel evidence is presented for frequent mtDNA heteroplasmy in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), and it is hypothesized that the mechanism underlying heteroplAsmy in bed bugs is paternal leakage because some haplotypes were shared among unrelated populations and no evidence for nuclear mitochondrial DNA sequences was detected. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Genetic architecture of natural variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition in Drosophila melanogaster

ELife, 4.

By: L. Dembeck n, K. Böröczky n, W. Huang n, C. Schal n, R. Anholt n & T. Mackay n

MeSH headings : Africa; Animals; Caribbean Region; Drosophila melanogaster / chemistry; Drosophila melanogaster / genetics; Female; Gene Knockout Techniques; Hydrocarbons / analysis; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Integumentary System; Male; Metabolic Networks and Pathways / genetics
TL;DR: This work quantified variation in CHC profiles in the D. melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel (DGRP) and identified novel CHCs and identified polymorphisms in or near 305 and 173 genes in females and males associated with variation in these PCs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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Added: January 28, 2020

2015 journal article

Gustatory adaptation affects sexual maturation in male German cockroaches, Blattella germanica

Physiological Entomology, 41(1), 19–23.

By: K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Adaptive behaviour; Blattodea; carbohydrate; courtship; developmental cost; fructose; glucose aversion; performance; taste evolution; toxin avoidance
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that an adaptive gustatory mutation conferring protection from a toxin may have comparatively detrimental effects under conditions where the toxin has vanished, both by delaying female sexual maturation and signalling and by delaying male sexual m maturity and courtship under conditionsWhere glucose is a major energy source. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: January 28, 2020

2015 journal article

Gut bacteria mediate aggregation in the German cockroach

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(51), 15678–15683.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, L. Zurek*, G. Nalyanya n, W. Roelofs*, A. Zhang* & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n, L. Zurek*, G. Nalyanya n, W. Roelofs*, A. Zhang* & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / physiology; Communication; Feces / microbiology; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Pheromones / physiology
TL;DR: The results indicate that the commensal gut microbiota contributes to production of VCAs that act as fecal aggregation agents and that cockroaches discriminate among the complex odors that emanate from a diverse microbial community. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Host association drives genetic divergence in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius

Molecular Ecology, 24(5), 980–992.

By: W. Booth*, O. Balvín*, E. Vargo n, J. Vilímová* & C. Schal n

author keywords: ancestral host species; Cimicidae; host-associated differentiation; host-parasite; speciation
MeSH headings : Animals; Bayes Theorem; Bedbugs / genetics; Cell Nucleus / genetics; Chiroptera / parasitology; Cluster Analysis; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Ectoparasitic Infestations; Europe; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Flow; Genetic Variation; Genetics, Population; Genotype; Haplotypes; Host Specificity; Humans; Microsatellite Repeats
TL;DR: The genetic data presented here suggest C. lectularius is currently undergoing lineage divergence through host association, and populations within bat roosts exhibit higher genetic diversity and lower levels of relatedness, suggesting populations are stable with temporal fluctuations due to host dispersal and bug mortality. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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2015 journal article

Oviposition responses of Aedes mosquitoes to bacterial isolates from attractive bamboo infusions

Parasites & Vectors, 8(1).

By: L. Ponnusamy n, C. Schal n, D. Wesson*, C. Arellano n & C. Apperson n

author keywords: Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus; Bacterial isolates; Behavioral assays; Attractants
MeSH headings : Aedes / drug effects; Aedes / microbiology; Aedes / physiology; Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Bambusa / chemistry; Biological Assay; Female; Insect Vectors / drug effects; Insect Vectors / microbiology; Insect Vectors / physiology; Oviposition / drug effects; Plant Extracts / pharmacology
TL;DR: Attractive bacterial isolates, when formulated for sustained release of attractants, could be coupled with an ovitrap containing a toxicant to achieve area-wide management of Aedes mosquitoes. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Suboptimal nutrient balancing despite dietary choice in glucose-averse German cockroaches, Blattella germanica

Journal of Insect Physiology, 81, 42–47.

By: K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Carbohydrate; Deterrence; Geometric framework; Glucose aversion; Gustatory functioning; Oocyte development; Optimal foraging; Protein; Taste adaptation; Toxin avoidance
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / physiology; Choice Behavior; Dietary Carbohydrates; Dietary Proteins; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Female; Fructose; Glucose; Oocytes / growth & development
TL;DR: German cockroaches did not compromise on their aversion to glucose in order to balance their protein and carbohydrate intake, and experienced lower sexual maturation rates as a consequence, and nutrient specific hunger via feedback mechanisms, and adjustments to gustatory sensitivity thus do not override the deterrence of glucose. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: February 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Diet specialization in an extreme omnivore: nutritional regulation in glucose-averse German cockroaches

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(10), 2096–2105.

By: J. Shik n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; geometric framework; nutritional ecology
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological / genetics; Animals; Chimera; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / physiology; Diet / veterinary; Glucose; Models, Statistical; Nutritional Requirements
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Group Living Accelerates Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Development

Journal of Medical Entomology, 51(1), 293–295.

By: V. Saenz n, R. Santangelo n, E. Vargo n & C. Schal n

author keywords: aggregation; bed bug; development; social interaction; Cimicidae
MeSH headings : Animals; Bedbugs / growth & development; Female; Male; Nymph / growth & development; Population Density
TL;DR: Nymph development in bed bugs is faster in aggregations than in isolation, similar to other gregarious insect species, and the effects of group housing on same-age nymphs versusnymphs reared with adults are investigated. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2014 journal article

Hierarchical Genetic Analysis of German Cockroach (Blattella germanica) Populations from within Buildings to across Continents

PLoS ONE, 9(7), e102321.

By: E. Vargo n, J. Crissman n, W. Booth n, R. Santangelo n, D. Mukha & C. Schal n

Ed(s): Z. Adelman

MeSH headings : Animals; Bayes Theorem; Blattellidae / genetics; Cluster Analysis; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Genetic Variation; Housing; Microsatellite Repeats / genetics; Spatial Analysis; Species Specificity
TL;DR: The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is a widespread urban invader that can actively disperse within buildings but is spread solely by human-mediated dispersal over longer distances; however, its population structure is poorly understood. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Intracellular localization of regulatory proteins of the German cockroach Blattella germanica densovirus

Molecular Biology, 48(2), 301–304.

By: E. Martynova*, T. Kapelinskaya*, C. Schal n & D. Mukha

author keywords: protein localization; virus regulatory proteins; western blotting; densoviruses; German cockroach densovirus
TL;DR: It was demonstrated that two proteins, namely NS1 and NS3, were predominantly localized in the nucleus, whereas NS2 protein was equally distributed in the nuclei and the cytoplasm. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Social facilitation of insect reproduction with motor-driven tactile stimuli

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1783), 20140325.

By: A. Uzsák n, J. Dieffenderfer n, A. Bozkurt n & C. Schal n

author keywords: social facilitation; tactile stimuli; reproduction
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Antennae / physiology; Blattellidae / physiology; Female; Mechanoreceptors / physiology; Motor Activity; Reproduction; Social Facilitation; Touch
TL;DR: The results indicate that tactile stimulation with artificial materials, some deviating significantly from the native antennal morphology, can facilitate female reproduction, however, none of the artificial stimuli matched the effects of social interactions with a conspecific female. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Sugar aversion: A newly-acquired adaptive change in gustatory receptor neurons in the German cockroach

Hikaku Seiri Seikagaku(Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry), 31(4), 220–230.

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Added: January 28, 2020

2014 journal article

Within-population variability in a moth sex pheromone blend: genetic basis and behavioural consequences

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1779), 20133054.

By: A. Groot n, G. Schöfl*, O. Inglis n, S. Donnerhacke*, A. Classen*, A. Schmalz*, R. Santangelo n, J. Emerson n ...

author keywords: Lepidoptera; Heliothis virescens; quantitative trait locus analysis; delta-11-desaturase; balancing selection; heterozygote advantage
MeSH headings : Animals; Genetic Variation; Inbreeding; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Moths / genetics; Moths / metabolism; Moths / physiology; Phenotype; Quantitative Trait Loci; Sex Attractants / chemistry; Sex Attractants / genetics; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: A model in which the QTL is a trans-acting repressor of delta-11 desaturase expression explains many features of the data, and selection favouring heterozygotes which produce more unsaturated components could maintain a polymorphism at this locus. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Blood constituents as phagostimulants for the bed bug Cimex lectularius L.

Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(4), 552–557.

By: A. Romero* & C. Schal n

author keywords: Bed bug; Blood constituent; Phagostimulant; Adenine nucleotide; ATP; Saline
MeSH headings : Adenosine Diphosphate / pharmacology; Adenosine Monophosphate / pharmacology; Adenosine Triphosphate / pharmacology; Animals; Bedbugs / drug effects; Bedbugs / physiology; Blood; Feeding Behavior / drug effects; Nymph / drug effects; Nymph / physiology; Sodium Chloride / pharmacology
TL;DR: Feeding assays with physiological levels of other blood constituents such as d-glucose, albumin, globulin, cholesterol and mixtures of vitamins and amino acids did not stimulate engorgement, suggesting that adenine nucleotides are the most important feeding stimulants in bed bugs. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Changes in Taste Neurons Support the Emergence of an Adaptive Behavior in Cockroaches

Science, 340(6135), 972–975.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Psychological; Animals; Blattellidae / drug effects; Blattellidae / physiology; Caffeine / metabolism; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Glucose / pharmacology; Glucose / physiology; Insecticides / toxicity; Taste Buds / physiology; Taste Perception / physiology
TL;DR: D-glucose is processed as both a phagost