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- 12Keeling, Christopher I.
- 11Bohlmann, Jörg
- 7Cooke, Janice E. K.
- 6Pitt, Caitlin
- 6Sperling, Felix A. H.
- 5Bonnett, Tiffany R.
- 7Dendroctonus ponderoae
- 6Mountain Pine Beetle
- 6Mountain pine beetle
- 6Range Expansion
Genes, enzymes, and chemicals of terpenoid diversity in the constitutive and induced defence of conifers against insects and pathogensDownload
Insects select their hosts, but trees cannot select which herbivores will feed upon them. Thus, as long-lived stationary organisms, conifers must resist the onslaught of varying and multiple attackers over their lifetime. Arguably, the greatest threats to conifers are herbivorous insects and...
De novo genome sequence assembly of a filamentous fungus using Sanger, 454 and Illumina sequence dataDownload
Docking, Roderick T., Mardis, Elaine, Hamelin, Richard C., Jones, Steven J. M., Marra, Marco A., Seidel, Michael, Chan, Simon K., Breuil, Colette, Liao, Nancy Y., Birol, Inanc, Robertson, Gordon, Holt, Robert A., Platt, Darren, Bohlmann, Jörg, DiGuistini, Scott, Hirst, Martin
Sequencing-by-synthesis technologies can reduce the cost of generating de novo genome assemblies. We report a method for assembling draft genome sequences of eukaryotic organisms that integrates sequence information from different sources, and demonstrate its effectiveness by assembling an...
Henderson, Hannah, Keeling, Christopher I.Wang, Ye, Docking, Roderick T., Breuil, Colette, Li, Maria, Jones, Steven J. M., Liao, Nancy Y., Hesse-Orce, Uljana, DiGuistini, Scott, Robertson, Gordon, Bohlmann, Jörg, Holt, Robert A.
Background Grosmannia clavigera is a bark beetle-vectored fungal pathogen of pines that causes wood discoloration and may kill trees by disrupting nutrient and water transport. Trees respond to attacks from beetles and associated fungi by releasing terpenoid and phenolic defense compounds. It is...
Background The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is a significant coniferous forest pest in western North America. It relies on aggregation pheromones to colonize hosts. Its three major pheromone components, trans-verbenol, exo-brevicomin, and frontalin, are thought to arise via...
Effect of water stress and plant defense stimulation on monoterpene emission from a historical and a new pine host of the mountain pine beetleDownload
The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, MPB) has killed millions of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) trees in Western Canada and recent range expansion has resulted in attack of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) in Alberta. Establishment of MPB in the Boreal forest will require use of jack...
Symbiont redundancy in obligate insect–fungal systems is thought to buffer the insect host against symbiont loss and to extend the environmental conditions under which the insect can persist. The mountain pine beetle is associated with at least three well-known and putatively obligate...
Spatial genetic structure of a symbiotic beetle-fungal system: Toward multi-taxa integrated landscape geneticsDownload
Spatial patterns of genetic variation in interacting species can identify shared features that are important to gene flow and can elucidate co-evolutionary relationships. We assessed concordance in spatial genetic variation between the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and one of its...
Characterizing the physical and genetic structure of the lodgepole pine × jack pine hybrid zone: mosaic structure and differential introgressionDownload
Understanding the physical and genetic structure of hybrid zones can illuminate factors affecting their formation and stability. In north-central Alberta, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var. latifolia) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb) form a complex and poorly defined hybrid...
Global and comparative proteomic profiling of overwintering and developing mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), larvaeDownload
BACKGROUND: Mountain pine beetles, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), are native to western North America, but have recently begun to expand their range across the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The requirement for larvae to withstand extremely cold winter temperatures and...
Irruptive forest insect pests cause considerable ecological and economic damage, and their outbreaks have been increasing in frequency and severity. We use a phylogeographic approach to understand the location and progression of an outbreak by the MPB (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins), an...