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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., & 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.

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.

Selected Publications

Scharf, M. E., Cai, Y., Sun, Y., Raychoudhury, R., Sen, R., & Boucias, D. G. (2017). A meta-analysis testing eusocial co-option theories in termite gut physiology and symbiosis. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 10(2), e1295187. doi:10.1080/19420889.2017.1295187

Ashbrook, A. R., Scharf, M. E., Bennett, G. W., & Gondhalekar, A. D. (2017). Detection of reduced susceptibility to chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin-containing products in field populations of the bed bug (Cimex lectularius L.) Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(3), 1195-1202. doi:10.1093/jee/tox070

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

Rajarapu, S. P., & Scharf, M. E. (2017). Saccharification of agricultural lignocellulose feedstocks and protein-level responses by a termtie gut-microbe bioreactor. Frontiers in energy research, 5(5). doi:10.3389/fenrg.2017.00005

Sandoval-Mojica, A., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Gut genes associated with the peritrophic matrix in Reticulitermes flavipes: Identification and characterization. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 90(2), 89-103.

Gondhalekar, A. D., Silva, I., Nakayasu, E., Cooper, B. R., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Indoxacarb biotransformation in the German cockroach. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 134, 14-23.

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.

Sandoval-Mojica, A., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Silencing gut genes associated with the peritrophic matrix of Reticulitermes flavipes increases susceptibility to termiticides. 25(6), 734-744.

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

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