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MREC Publication Update


Summer proved to be a prolific time for MREC faculty publishing research. Since May, faculty members have published 14 journal articles on topics ranging from entomology to education. A list of recent publications can be found below:

  • Cooperative Learning to Enhance Horticulture Skills and Raise Funds for Professional Development, Dr. Brian Pearson, HortTechnology
  • First Report of Bacterial Wilt Disease Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) in Florida, Dr. Ana Bocsancy, Dr. David Norman and Dr. Aftab Khan, American Phytopathological Society
  • Bemisia tabaci MED (Q biotype) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Florida is on the Move to Residential Landscapes and May Impact Open-Field Agriculture, Dr. Lance Osborne, Florida Entemologist
  • Consumer Perceptions of Plant Production Practices that Aid Pollinator Insects’ Health, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan and Dr. Alicia Rihn, HortScience
  • Isolation and Functional Characterization of CsLsi1, A Silicon Transporter Gene in Cucumis Sativus, Dr. Heqiang Huo, Physiologia Plantarum
  • Unexpected High Intragenomic Variation in Two of Three Major Pest Thrips Species Does Not Affect Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) Utility for Thrips Identification, Dr. Lance Osborne, International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Comparative Genomics of Ralstonia solanacearum Identifies Candidate Genes Associated with Cool Virulence, Dr. Ana Bocsancy and Dr. David Norman, Frontiers in Plant Science
  • Relating Knowledge and Perceptions of Sustainable Water Management to Preferences for Smart Irrigation Technology, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan and Dr. Alicia Rihn, Sustainability
  • Comprehensive Analysis of DWARF14-LIKE2 (DLK2) Reveals Its Functional Divergence from Strigolactone-Related Paralogs, Dr. Heqiang Huo, Frontiers in Plant Science
  • Evaluation of Insecticides for Curative, Prophylactic and Rotational Use on Scirtothrips dorsalis South Asia 1, Dr. Lance Osborne, Florida Entomologist
  • Functional Identification of an EXPA Gene (NcEXPA8) Isolated from the Tree Neolamarckia cadamba, Dr. Heqiang Huo, Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment
  • Mass Rearing and Augmentative Biological Control Evaluation of Rhynocoris fuscipes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) Against Multiple Pests of Cotton, Dr. Lance Osborne, Pest Management Science
  • Visual Attention to Eco-Labels Predicts Consumer Preferences for Pollinator Friendly Plants, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan and Dr. Alicia Rihn, Sustainability
  • lleviation of Rosup-Induced Oxidative Stress in Porcine Granulosa Cells by Anthocyanins from Red-Fleshed Apples, Dr. Heqiang Huo, PLoS One
  • The Impact of Mexican Competition on the US Strawberry Industry, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

For more information on MREC researchers, please visit their biographies found