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Michael E Scharf

Entomology 

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

Awards & Honors

(2010) Rollins/Orkin Chair -- Basic Biology of Urban Pests. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Rajarapu, S. P., Shreve, J. T., Bhide, K., Thimmapuram, J., & Scharf, M. E. (in press). Metatranscriptomic profiles of Eastern subterranean termites fed on second generation feedstocks. BMC Genomics, (In Press.).

Raje, K. R., Hughes, G. P., Gondhalekar, A. D., Ginzel, M. D., & Scharf, M. E. (in press). Toxicity of turmeric extracts to the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Economic Entomology, (in press).

Scharf, M. E. (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

Scharf, M. E. (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

Sen, R., Raychoudhury, R., Cai, Y., Sun, Y., Lietze, V. U., Peterson, B. F., . . . Boucias, D. G. (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

Peterson, B. F., Stewart, H. L., & Scharf, M. E. (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

Gondhalekar, A. D., & Scharf, M. E. (2013). Cockroach baiting and preventing resistance to bait products. Pest Control Technology Magazine, July, 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.pctonline.com/pct0713-preventing-resistance-bait-products.aspx

Raychoudhury, R., Sen, R., Cai, Y., Sun, Y., Lietze, V. U., Boucias, D. G., & Scharf, M. E. (2013). Comparative metatranscriptomic signatures of wood and paper feeding in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Insect Molecular Biology, 22, 155-171.

Sen, R., Raychoudhury, R., Cai, Y., Sun, Y., Lietze, V. U., Boucias, D. G., & Scharf, M. E. (2013). Differential impacts of juvenile hormone, soldier head extract and alternate caste phenotypes on host and symbiont gene expression in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. BMC Genomics, 14, 491.

Sethi, A., Slack, J. M., Kovaleva, E. S., Buchman, G. W., & Scharf, M. E. (2013). Lignin-associated metagene expression in a lignocellulose-digesting termite. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43, 91-101. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965174812001427