Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research Group:
Plant Health
  • Ferrara BT, Thompson E, 2020. Multidrug and efflux transporters of the model microbe Dictyostelium discoideum. Access Microbiology 2 (in press).
  • He M, Tang S, Cheke RA, 2020. A Holling type II discrete switching host-parasitoid system with a nonlinear threshold policy for integrated pest management. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (in press).
  • Nwezeobi J, Onyegbule O, Nkere C, Onyeka J, van Brunschot S, Seal S and Colvin J, 2020. Cassava whitefly species in eastern Nigeria and the threat of vector-borne pandemics from East and Central Africa. PLoS ONE, 15 (5):e0232616.
  • Parry HR, Kalyebi A, Bianchi F, Sseruwagi P, Colvin J, Schellhorn N, Macfadyen S, 2020. Evaluation of cultural control and resistance‐breeding strategies for suppression of whitefly infestation of cassava at the landscape scale: a simulation modelling approach. Pest Management Science. ISSN 1526-498X (Print), 1526-4998.
  • Wang HL, Lei T, Wang XW, Maruthi MN, Zhu DT, Cameron SL, Rao Q, Shan HW, Colvin J, Liu YQ, Liu SS, 2020. A newly recorded Rickettsia of the Torix group is a recent intruder and an endosymbiont in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Environmental Microbiology, 22:1207-1221.
  • Cheke RA, Sidatt EHM, 2019. A review of alternatives to fenthion for quelea bird control. Crop Protection 116: 15-23.
  • Hally HM, Hamss HE, Simiand C, Maruthi MN, Colvin J, Omongo CA, Delatte H, 2019. What has changed in the outbreaking populations of the severe crop pest whitefly species in cassava in two decades? Scientific Reports, 9:14796.
  • Maruthi MN, Whitfield C, Otti G, Tumwegamire S, Kanju E, Legg JP, Mkamilo G, Kawuki R, Benesi I, Mhone A, Zacarias A, Munga T, Mwatuni F, Mbugua E, 2019, A method for generating virus-free cassava plants to combat viral disease epidemics in Africa. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 105:77-87.
  • Milledge JJ, Thompson EP, Sauvetre A, Schroeder P, Harvey P, 2019. Novel developments in biological technologies for wastewater processing. In: Galanakis, Charis M. and Agrafioti, Evita, (eds.) Sustainable Water and Wastewater Processing. Elsevier, pp. 239-278. ISBN 978-0128161708 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816170-8.00008-9)
  • Tang S, Liang J, Xiang C, Xiao Y, Wang X, Wu J, Li G, Cheke RA, 2019. A general model of hormesis in biological systems and its application to pest management. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 20190468.
  • Thompson E, Ferrara BT, 2019. A method for visualising fluorescence of polyphenolic therapeutics in vivo in the model eukaryote, Dictyostelium discoideum. BioTechniques, 66 (2). pp. 65-71.
  • Thompson E, Rafiq M, 2019. The Dictyostelium rhomboid proteases and mitochondrial disease. Access Microbiology 1 (1A):452
  • Tian Y, Tang S, Cheke RA, 2019. Dynamic complexity of a predator-prey model for IPM with nonlinear impulsive control incorporating a regulatory factor for predator releases. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis 24: 134-154. (https:/doi.org/10.3846/mma.2019.010).
  • Vyskočilová S, Seal S, Colvin J, 2019. Relative polyphagy of “Mediterranean” cryptic Bemisia tabaci whitefly species and global pest status implications. Journal of Pest Science, 92 (3). pp. 1071-1088.
  • Wang HL, Lei T, Xia W-Q, Cameron SL, Liu Y-Q, Zhang Z, Maruthi MN, De Barro P, Navas-Castillo J, Omongo CA, Delatte H, Lee K-Y, Patel MV, Krause-Sakate R, Ng J, Wu S-L, Fiallo-Olivé E, Liu S-S, Colvin J & Wang X-W, 2019. Insight into the microbial world of Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex and its relationships with its host. Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 6568.
  • Weinrich T, Hoh Kam J, Ferrara BT, Thompson EP, Mitrofanis J, Jeffery G, 2019. A day in the life of mitochondria reveals shifting workloads. Scientific Reports 9:13898.
  • Cheke RA, 2018. New pests for old as GMOs bring on substitute pests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 115: 8239-8240.
  • Ghosh S, Bouvaine S, Richardson SCW, Ghanim M, Maruthi MN, 2018. Fitness costs associated with infections of secondary endosymbionts in the cassava whitefly species Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Pest Science 91:17–28.
  • Fennell J, Veys C, Dingle J, Nwezeobi J, van Brunschot S, Colvin J, Grieve B, 2018. A method for real-time classification of insect vectors of mosaic and brown streak disease in cassava plants for future implementation within a low-cost, handheld, in-field multispectral imaging sensor. Plant Methods, 14 (1). ISSN 1746-4811
  • Liang, J., Tang, S. & Cheke, R.A. (2018) A discrete host-parasitoid model with evolution of pesticide resistance and IPM strategies. Journal of Biological Dynamics 12: 1059-1078.
  • Macfadyen S, Paull C, Boykin LM, De Barro P, Maruthi MN, Ghosh S, Otim M, Kalyebi A, Vassão DG, Sseruwagi P, Tay WT, Delatte H, Seguni Z, Colvin J, Omongo CA, 2018. Cassava whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), in sub-Saharan African farming landscapes: a review of the factors determining abundance. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 108 (5). pp. 65-582.
  • Malka O, Santos-Garcia D, Feldmesser E, Sharon E, Krause-Sakate R, Delatte H, van Brunschot S, Patel M, Muhindira PV, Mugerwa H, Seal S, Colvin J, Morin S, 2018. Species-complex diversification and host-plant associations in Bemisia tabaci : a plant-defense, detoxification perspective revealed by RNAseq analyses. Molecular Ecology, 27 (21). pp. 4241-4256.
  • Masinde EA, Mkamillo G, Ogendo JO, Hillocks R, Mulwa RMS, Kimata B, Maruthi MN, 2018. Genotype by environment interactions in identifying cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) resistant to cassava brown streak disease. Fields Crops Research 215: 39-48.
  • Mugerwa H, Seal S, Wang HL, Patel MV, Kabaalu R, Omongo CA, Alicai T, Tairo F, Ndunguru J, Sseruwagi P, Colvin J, 2018. African ancestry of New World, Bemisia tabaci-whitefly species. Scientific Reports, 8 (1):2734.
  • Tian Y, Tang S, Cheke RA, 2018, Nonlinear state-dependent feedback control of a pest-natural enemy system. Nonlinear Dynamics 94: 2243–2263.
  • Vyskočilová S, Tay WT, van Brunschot S, Seal S, Colvin J, 2018. An integrative approach to discovering cryptic species within the Bemisia tabaci whitefly species complex. Scientific Reports, 8:10886.
  • Maruthi MN, Jeremiah SC, Mohammed IU, Legg JP, 2017, The role of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), and farmer practices in the spread of cassava brown streak ipomoviruses. Journal of Phytopathology 165:707–717.
  • Xiang C, Tang S, Cheke RA, Qin W, 2016. A locust phase change model with multiple switching states and random perturbation.  International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 26: 1630037.