Lab Publications

Lab Publications

Upcoming Papers in Preprint on bioRxiv

Vainer, Y., Wang, Y., Huff, R. M., Ghaninia, M., Coutinho-Abreu, I. V., Sar-Shalom, E., Ruiz, C., Perets, D., Yakir, E., Rajamanickam, D., Warburg, A., Papathanos, P., Akbari, O. S., Ignell, R., Riffell, J. A., Pitts, R. J., & Bohbot, J. D. (2023) The evolution of borneol repellency in culicine mosquitoes. bioRxiv.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lindsley, H. P., Huff, R. M., Boyi, J., & Pitts, R. J. (2024) Odorant receptors for floral- and plant-derived volatiles in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). PLoS ONE, 19(5).

Lindsley, H. P., Bartlett-Miller, A., & Pitts, R. J. (2023) Diols and sugar substitutes in attractive toxic sugar baits targeting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology, 60(5), 1022-1029.

Huff, R. M., & Pitts, R.J. (2022). Functional conservation of Anopheline linalool receptors through 100 million years of evolution. Chemical Senses, 47

Ray, G., Huff, R. M., Castillo, J. S., Bellantuono, A. J., DeGennaro, M., & Pitts, R.J. (2022). Carboxylic acids that drive mosquito attraction to humans activate ionotropic receptors. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 17(6).

Mann, J. G., & Pitts, R. J. (2022). PrimedSherlock: A tool for rapid design of highly specific CRISPR-Cas12 crRNAs. BMC Bioinformatics23(1).

Lindsley, H. P., Lyons, H. B., Leon-Noreña, M., & Pitts, R. J. (2022). Survivorship-Reducing Effect of Propylene Glycol on Vector Mosquito Populations and Its Potential Use in Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits. Insects13(7).

Sames, W. J., Hamik, J., Mann, J. G., Bast, J. D., & Pitts, R. J. (2022). AEDES JAPONICUS JAPONICUS IN NEBRASKA AND TEXAS. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association38(2), 92–95.

Pitts, R. J., Huff, R. M., Shih, S. J., & Bohbot, J. D. (2021). Identification and functional characterization of olfactory indolergic receptors in Musca domestica. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology139. Scopus.

Ye, Z., Liu, F., Ferguson, S. T., Baker, A., Pitts, R. J., & Zwiebel, L. J. (2021). Ammonium transporter AcAmt mutagenesis uncovers reproductive and physiological defects without impacting olfactory responses to ammonia in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles coluzzii. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology134

Sames, W. J., Mann, J. G., Kelly, R., Evans, C. L., Varnado, W. C., Bosworth, A. B., Noden, B. H., Ramberg, F. B., Riles, M. T., Killingsworth, D., Doyle, M. S., & Pitts, R. J. (2021). Distribution of culex coronator in the USA. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association37(1), 1–9.

Huff, R. M., & Pitts, R. J. (2020). Carboxylic acid responses by a conserved odorant receptor in culicine vector mosquitoes. Insect Molecular Biology29(6), 523–530. Scopus.

Mann, J. G., Washington, M., Guynup, T., Tarrand, C., Dewey, E. M., Fredregill, C., Duguma, D., & Pitts, R. J. (2020). Feeding habits of vector mosquitoes in Harris County, TX, 2018. Journal of Medical Entomology57(6), 1920–1929.

Young, K. I., Medwid, J. T., Azar, S. R., Huff, R. M., Drumm, H., Coffey, L. L., Pitts, R. J., Buenemann, M., Vasilakis, N., Perera, D., & Hanley, K. A. (2020). Identification of mosquito bloodmeals collected in diverse habitats in Malaysian borneo using COI barcoding. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease5(2).

Ye, Z., Liu, F., Sun, H., Barker, M., Pitts, R. J., & Zwiebel, L. J. (2020). Heterogeneous expression of the ammonium transporter AgAmt in chemosensory appendages of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology120

Huff, R. M., & Jason Pitts, R. (2019). An odorant receptor from Anopheles gambiae that demonstrates enantioselectivity to the plant volatile, linalool. PLoS ONE14(11).

Saveer, A. M., Pitts, R. J., Ferguson, S. T., & Zwiebel, L. J. (2018). Characterization of Chemosensory Responses on the Labellum of the Malaria Vector Mosquito, Anopheles coluzzii. Scientific Reports8(1).


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