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Michael E Scharf

Entomology 

  • Professor and O.W. Rollins/Orkin Chair
765.496.6710

Awards & Honors

(2016) 5-yr Renewal of Orkin/Rollins Endowed Chair.

Patents

Scharf, M. E., & Peterson, B. F. METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND MOLECULAR TARGETS THAT EXPLOIT NICOTINOID-PATHOGEN SYNERGY IN THE TERMITE GUT. U.S. Patent No. 62/316,781. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Scharf, M. E., & Sethi, A. NOVEL LIGNASES AND ALDO-KETO REDUCTASES FOR CONVERSION OF LIGNIN-CONTAINING MATERIALS TO FERMENTABLE PRODUCTS. U.S. Patent No. 14/379,990. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Scharf, M. E., & Sethi, A. TERMITE SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASES AND GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASES FOR BIOMASS CONVERSION. U.S. Patent No. 15/036,055. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Fardisi, M. N., Gondhalekar, A. D., & Scharf, M. E. (2017). Development of diagnostic insecticide concentrations and assessment of insecticide susceptibility in German cockroach field strains (Blattella germanica (L.)) collected from public housing. Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(3), 1195-1202. doi:10.1093/jee/tox076

Peterson, B. F., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Metatranscriptome analysis reveals bacterial symbiont contributions to lower termite physiology and potential immune functions. BMC Genomics, 17(1), 772.

Sethi, A., Karl, Z. J., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Digestion of termiticide bait matrices by the pest termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Economic Entomology, 109, 982-986.

Karl, Z., & Scharf, M. (2015). Effects of five diverse lignocellulose diets on digestive enzyme biochemistry in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Archives of insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 90(2), 89-103. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/arch.21246/abstract;jsessionid=756E36757FCF5F04A654B6C4757F83F9.f04t03

Benoit, J. B. (2016). Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature Communications, 7, 10165. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10165 (2016)

Rajarapu, S., Shreve, J., Bhide, K., Thimmapuram, J., & Scharf, M. (2015). Metatranscriptomic profiles of Eastern subterranean termites fed on second generation feedstocks. Bmc Genomics, 16, 332. Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/16/332/abstract

Sen, R., Raychoudhury, R., Cai, Y., Sun, Y., Lietze, V., Peterson, B., . . . Boucias, D. (2015). Molecular signatures of nicotinoid-pathogen synergy in the termite gut. Plos One, 10(4), e0123391. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0123391

Scharf, M. (2015). Omic research in termites: an overview and a roadmap. Frontiers in Genetics, 6, 76. Retrieved from http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fgene.2015.00076/abstract

Peterson, B., Stewart, H., & Scharf, M. (2015). Quantification of symbiotic contributions to lower termite lignocellulose digestion using antimicrobial treatments. insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 59, 80-88. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965174815000417

Scharf, M. (2015). Termites as targets and models for biotechnology. Annual Review of Entomology, 60, 77-102. Retrieved from http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-ento-010814-020902

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