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Michael E Scharf

Entomology 

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

Awards & Honors

(2015) PubMed literature records (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=scharf+me). National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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

Selected Publications

Sethi, A., Karl, Z. J., & Scharf, M. E. (n.d.). Digestion of termiticide bait matrices by the pest termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Economic Entomology, In Press..

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, (In Press). Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/arch.21246/abstract;jsessionid=756E36757FCF5F04A654B6C4757F83F9.f04t03

Benoit, J. B., & E. (2016). Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature Communications, 7, 10165. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160202/ncomms10165/full/ncomms10165.html

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., Scharf, M., . . . 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

Raje, K., Hughes, G., Gondhalekar, A., Ginzel, M., & Scharf, M. (2015). Toxicity of turmeric extracts to the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Economic Entomology, (in press). Retrieved from http://jee.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/05/17/jee.tov109.full?ijkey=Q9kgeokp0gGpULv&keytype=ref

Sethi, A., Kovaleva, E., Slack, J., Brown, S., Buchman, G., & Scharf, M. (2013). A GHF7 cellulase from the protist symbiont community of Reticulitermes flavipes enables more efficient lignocellulose processing by host enzymes. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 84, 175-193.