Hugh M. Robertson
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
GeneGenomeTransposable elementGeneticsBiology
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#1Michael E. Sparks (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 4
#2Raman Bansal (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)
Last. Harsha Doddapaneni (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Halyomorpha halys (Stal), the brown marmorated stink bug, is a highly invasive insect species due in part to its exceptionally high levels of polyphagy. This species is also a nuisance due to overwintering in human-made structures. It has caused significant agricultural losses in recent years along the Atlantic seaboard of North America and in continental Europe. Genomic resources will assist with determining the molecular basis for this species' feeding and habitat traits, defining ...
#1Dorith Rotenberg (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 18
#2Aaron A. Baumann (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 8
Last. Monica F. Poelchau (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 17
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Background: The western flower thrips, Frankliniellaoccidentalis (Pergande), is a globally invasive pest and plant virus vector on a wide array of food, fiber and ornamental crops. While there are numerous studies centered on thrips pest and vector biology, feeding behaviors, ecology, and insecticide resistance, the underlying genetic mechanisms of the processes governing these areas of research are largely unknown. To address this gap, we present the F.occidentalis draft genome assembly and off...
#1Bernarda Calla (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 11
#2Mark R. Demkovich (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 4
Last. May R. Berenbaum (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 69
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Relatively few genome-wide population studies of field-acquired insecticide resistance have been carried out on agricultural pests. We utilized the navel orange worm (Amyelois transitella), the main insect pest of almond orchards in California, to study the short and long-terms effects of heavy insecticide usage in the population genomic landscape of insects. We re-sequenced the genomes of three contemporary A. transitella natural populations differing in resistance status and characterized its ...
#1Eric S Tvedte (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 2
#2Kimberly K.O. Walden (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 20
Last. Hugh M. Robertson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 73
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#1Philipp BrandH-Index: 5
#2Hugh M. RobertsonH-Index: 73
Last. Brian R. JohnsonH-Index: 21
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#1Mosè Manni (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 12
#2Felipe A. Simão (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 9
Last. Evgeny M. Zdobnov (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 56
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The dipluran two-pronged bristletail Campodea augens is a blind ancestrally wingless hexapod with the remarkable capacity to regenerate lost body appendages such as its long antennae. As sister group to Insecta (sensu stricto), Diplura are key to understanding the early evolution of hexapods and the origin and evolution of insects. Here we report the 1.2-Gbp draft genome of C. augens and results from comparative genomic analyses with other arthropods. In C. augens we uncovered the largest chemos...
#1Pia U. Olafson (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 11
#2Serap Aksoy (Yale University)H-Index: 51
Last. Joshua B. Benoit (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Background The stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, is a major blood-feeding pest of livestock that has near worldwide distribution, causing an annual cost of over $2 billion for control and product loss in the United States alone. Control of these flies has been limited to increased sanitary management practices and insecticide application for suppressing larval stages. Few genetic and molecular resources are available to help in developing novel methods for controlling stable flies. Resul...
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#1Andreas Wallberg (Science for Life Laboratory)H-Index: 9
#2Ignas Bunikis (Science for Life Laboratory)H-Index: 6
Last. Matthew T. Webster (Science for Life Laboratory)H-Index: 37
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The ability to generate long sequencing reads and access long-range linkage information is revolutionizing the quality and completeness of genome assemblies. Here we use a hybrid approach that combines data from four genome sequencing and mapping technologies to generate a new genome assembly of the honeybee Apis mellifera. We first generated contigs based on PacBio sequencing libraries, which were then merged with linked-read 10x Chromium data followed by scaffolding using a BioNano optical gen...
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#1Kristen A. Panfilio (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 15
#2Iris M. Vargas Jentzsch (University of Cologne)H-Index: 6
Last. Stephen Richards (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 49
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The Hemiptera (aphids, cicadas, and true bugs) are a key insect order, with high diversity for feeding ecology and excellent experimental tractability for molecular genetics. Building upon recent sequencing of hemipteran pests such as phloem-feeding aphids and blood-feeding bed bugs, we present the genome sequence and comparative analyses centered on the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus, a seed feeder of the family Lygaeidae. The 926-Mb Oncopeltus genome is well represented by the current assem...
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#1Hugh M. Robertson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 73
#2Erica C.N. Robertson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 1
Last. Nicholas J. Miller (IIT: Illinois Institute of Technology)H-Index: 16
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Abstract We examined the genome of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, and an updated genome assembly of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, for members of the three major families of chemoreceptors, the Odorant Receptors (ORs), Gustatory Receptors (GRs) and Ionotropic Receptors (IRs), as well as the Odorant Binding Proteins (OBPs). The soybean aphid has 47 ORs, 61 GRs, 19 IRs, and 10 OBPs, compared with 87 ORs, 78 Grs, 19 IRs, and 18 OBPs in the pea aphid, with variable numbers of pseudogenes in...
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