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Jeffrey J Stuart


  • Professor / Insect Molecular Genetics

Selected Publications

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

Harris, M. O., Freeman, T. P., Anderson, K. A., Moore, S. A., Payne, S. A., Rohfritsh, O., & Stuart, J. J. (2012). Hessian fly Avirulence gene loss-of-function defeats plant resistance without compromising the larva’s ability to induce a gall tissue. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 145(3), 238-249.

Zhao, C., Benatti, T., Aggarwal, R., Gill, N., Richards, S., & Stuart, J. J. (2011). Structural analysis of an inversion controlling sex determination in the Hessian fly. Arthropod Genomics Symposium.

Tyler, B. M., Kale, S. D., Antignani, V., Vega-Arreguin, J., Anderson, R., Gu, B., . . . Shan, W. (2011). How oomycete and fungal effectors enter plant and animal cells. Asilomar Fungal Genetics Conference.

Zhang, H., Anderson, K. M., Stuart, J. J., Cambron, S., & Harris, M. O. (2011). A reproductive fitness cost associated with Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) virulence to gene-for-gene resistance. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104, 1055-1064.

Stuart, J. J., Aggarwal, R., Kale, S. D., Tyler, B. M., Chen, M. S., Subramanyam, S., . . . Harris, M. O. (2011). The effector encoding genes of the Hessian fly, a plant parasitic insect. NIFA Awards Workshop.

Stuart, J. J. (2011). Avirulence gene discovery in the genome of an insect, the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Plant and Animal Genome.

Bansal, R., Hulbert, S., Schemerhorn, B., Reese, J. C., Whitworth, R. J., Stuart, J. J., & Chen, M. S. (2011). Hessian fly-associated bacteria: transmission, essentiality, and composition. PLoS One, 6, e23170.

Chen, M. S., Liu, X., Xang, X., Zhao, H. X., Shukle, R. H., Stuart, J. J., & Hulbert, S. (2010). Unusual conservation among genes encoding small secreted salivary gland proteins from a gall midge. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 296. Retrieved from

Benatti, T. R., Valicente, F. H., Aggarwal, R., Zhao, C., Walling, J. G., Chen, M. S., . . . Stuart, J. J. (2010). A neo-sex-chromosome that drives post-zygotic sex determination in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Genetics, 184, 769-777. Retrieved from