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Jeffrey J Stuart


  • Professor / Insect Molecular Genetics

Awards & Honors

(2014) President. PBT Section of the Entomological Society of America.

(2014) Scholar. Fulbright-Colombia.

Selected Publications

Zhao, C., Navarro Escalante, L., Benatti, T., Qu, J., Chellapilla, S., Waterhouse, R., . . . Shreve, J. (in press). A massive expansion of effector genes underlies gall-formation in the wheat pest Mayetiola destructor. Current Biology.

Stuart, J. (in press). Insect effectors and gene-for-gene interactions with host plants. Current Opinion in insect Science.

Harris, M., Friesen, T., Chen, M., Giron, D., & Stuart, J. (in press). Pivoting from Arabidopsis to wheat to understand how agricultural plants integrate responses to biotic stress. Journal of Experimental Botany.

Liu, X., Whitworth, R., Stuart, J., & Chen, M. (2015). Unbalanced activation of glutathione metabolic pathways suggests potential involvement in plant defense against the gall midge Mayetiola destructor. Nature Scientific Report, 5, 8092.

Aggarwal, R., Subramanyam, S., Zhao, C., Chen, M., Harris, M., & Stuart, J. (2014). Avirulence effector discovery in a plant galling and plant parasitic arthropod, the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) PLoS One, 96(6), e100958. Retrieved from

Khajuria, C., Williams, C., El Bouhssini, M., Whitworth, R., Richards, S., Stuart, J., & Chen, M. (2014). Deep sequencing and genome-wide analysis reveals the expansion of MicroRNA genes in the gall midge Mayetiola destructor. BMC Genomics, 14, 187. Retrieved from

Stuart, J., Aggarwal, R., & Schemerhorn, B. (2014). Hessian fly cytogenetics. In Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes (1, 63-78). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

Bansal, R., Hulbert, S., Reese, J., Whitworth, R., Stuart, J., & Chen, M. (2013). Pyrosequencing reveals the predominance of Pseudomonadaceae in gut microbiome of a gall midge. Pathogens, 3, 459-472. Retrieved from

Stuart, J., Chen, M., Shukle, R., & Harris, M. (2012). Gall midges (Hessian flies) as plant pathogens. Annual Reviews of Phytopathology, 50, 339-358.

Harris, M., Freeman, T., Anderson, K., Moore, S., Payne, S., Rohfritsh, O., & Stuart, J. (2012). Hessian fly Avirulence gene loss-of-function defeats plant resistance without compromising the larvaäó»s ability to induce a gall tissue. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 145(3), 238-249.

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