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Bullet Blender publications: Small Organisms

Publications that involve processing of small organisms, such as insects. For experiments in which isolated tissues were processed, visit the “Other Small Animal Tissue” page.


Buck, J. C., Truong, L., & Blaustein, A. R. (2011). Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus? Biodiversity and Conservation, 20(14), 3549–3553.


Sarasamma, S., Audira, G., Juniardi, S., Sampurna, B., Lai, Y.-H., Hao, E., Chen, J.-R., & Hsiao, C.-D. (2018). Evaluation of the Effects of Carbon 60 Nanoparticle Exposure to Adult Zebrafish: A Behavioral and Biochemical Approach to Elucidate the Mechanism of Toxicity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(12), 3853.
McDougall, M. Q., Choi, J., Stevens, J. F., Truong, L., Tanguay, R. L., & Traber, M. G. (2016). Lipidomics and H218O labeling techniques reveal increased remodeling of DHA-containing membrane phospholipids associated with abnormal locomotor responses in α-tocopherol deficient zebrafish (danio rerio) embryos. Redox Biology, 8, 165–174.
Chatzopoulou, A., Heijmans, J. P. M., Burgerhout, E., Oskam, N., Spaink, H. P., Meijer, A. H., & Schaaf, M. J. M. (2016). Glucocorticoid-induced attenuation of the inflammatory response in zebrafish. Endocrinology, en20152050.
Goodale, B. C., La Du, J., Tilton, S. C., Sullivan, C. M., Bisson, W. H., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2015). Ligand-specific transcriptional mechanisms underlie aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated developmental toxicity of oxygenated PAHs. Toxicological Sciences, kfv139.
Doldur-Balli, F., Ozel, M. N., Gulsuner, S., Tekinay, A. B., Ozcelik, T., Konu, O., & Adams, M. M. (2015). Characterization of a novel zebrafish (Danio rerio) gene, wdr81, associated with cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and dysequilibrium syndrome (CAMRQ). BMC Neuroscience, 16(1).
Elie, M. R., Choi, J., Nkrumah-Elie, Y. M., Gonnerman, G. D., Stevens, J. F., & Tanguay, R. L. (2015). Metabolomic analysis to define and compare the effects of PAHs and oxygenated PAHs in developing zebrafish. Environmental Research, 140, 502–510.
Techer, D., Milla, S., Fontaine, P., Viot, S., & Thomas, M. (2015). Acute toxicity and sublethal effects of gallic and pelargonic acids on the zebrafish Danio rerio. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(7), 5020–5029.
Peterman, E. M., Sullivan, C., Goody, M. F., Rodriguez-Nunez, I., Yoder, J. A., & Kim, C. H. (2015). Neutralization of Mitochondrial Superoxide by Superoxide Dismutase 2 Promotes Bacterial Clearance and Regulates Phagocyte Numbers in Zebrafish. Infection and Immunity, 83(1), 430–440.
van der Plas-Duivesteijn, S. J., Mohammed, Y., Dalebout, H., Meijer, A., Botermans, A., Hoogendijk, J. L., Henneman, A. A., Deelder, A. M., Spaink, H. P., & Palmblad, M. (2014). Identifying Proteins in Zebrafish Embryos Using Spectral Libraries Generated from Dissected Adult Organs and Tissues. Journal of Proteome Research, 13(3), 1537–1544.
Tonyushkina, K. N., Shen, M.-C., Ortiz-Toro, T., & Karlstrom, R. O. (2014). Embryonic exposure to excess thyroid hormone causes thyrotrope cell death. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(1), 321–327.
Lindenburg, P. W., Ramautar, R., Jayo, R. G., Chen, D. D. Y., & Hankemeier, T. (2014). Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry using a flow-through microvial interface for cationic metabolome analysis: CE and CEC. ELECTROPHORESIS, 35(9), 1308–1314.
Kim, K.-T., Zaikova, T., Hutchison, J. E., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Gold Nanoparticles Disrupt Zebrafish Eye Development and Pigmentation. Toxicological Sciences, 133(2), 275–288.
Goodale, B. C., Tilton, S. C., Corvi, M. M., Wilson, G. R., Janszen, D. B., Anderson, K. A., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Structurally distinct polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons induce differential transcriptional responses in developing zebrafish. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 272(3), 656–670.
Knecht, A. L., Goodale, B. C., Truong, L., Simonich, M. T., Swanson, A. J., Matzke, M. M., Anderson, K. A., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Comparative developmental toxicity of environmentally relevant oxygenated PAHs. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 271(2), 266–275.
Saili, K. S., Tilton, S. C., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Global gene expression analysis reveals pathway differences between teratogenic and non-teratogenic exposure concentrations of bisphenol A and 17β-estradiol in embryonic zebrafish. Reproductive Toxicology, 38, 89–101.
Saili, K. S., Corvi, M. M., Weber, D. N., Patel, A. U., Das, S. R., Przybyla, J., Anderson, K. A., & Tanguay, R. L. (2012). Neurodevelopmental low-dose bisphenol A exposure leads to early life-stage hyperactivity and learning deficits in adult zebrafish. Toxicology, 291(1–3), 83–92.
Noyes, P. D., Hinton, D. E., & Stapleton, H. M. (2011). Accumulation and Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) in Juvenile Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) Induces Thyroid Disruption and Liver Alterations. Toxicological Sciences, 122(2), 265–274.
Chen, C.-F., Chu, C.-Y., Chen, T.-H., Lee, S.-J., Shen, C.-N., & Hsiao, C.-D. (2011). Establishment of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for Superficial Skin Ablation and Functional Validation of Apoptosis Modulators In Vivo. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20654.


Thangaraj, S. R., McCulloch, G. A., Subbarayalu, M., Subramaniam, C., & Walter, G. H. (2016). Development of microsatellite markers and a preliminary assessment of population structuring in the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.). Journal of Stored Products Research, 66, 12–17.
Perkin, L., Elpidina, E. N., & Oppert, B. (2016). Expression patterns of cysteine peptidase genes across the Tribolium castaneum life cycle provide clues to biological function. PeerJ, 4, e1581.
Stanton-Geddes, J., Nguyen, A., Chick, L., Vincent, J., Vangala, M., Dunn, R. R., Ellison, A. M., Sanders, N. J., Gotelli, N. J., & Cahan, S. H. (2016). Thermal reactionomes reveal divergent responses to thermal extremes in warm and cool-climate ant species. BMC Genomics, 17, 171.
Nguyen, A. D., Gotelli, N. J., & Cahan, S. H. (2016). The evolution of heat shock protein sequences, cis-regulatory elements, and expression profiles in the eusocial Hymenoptera. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 15.
Blenkiron, C., Tsai, P., Brown, L. A., Tintinger, V., Askelund, K. J., Windsor, J. A., & Phillips, A. R. (2015). Characterisation of the Small RNAs in the Biomedically Important Green-Bottle Blowfly Lucilia sericata. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0122203.
Osborne, C. J., Mayo, C. E., Mullens, B. A., McDermott, E. G., Gerry, A. C., Reisen, W. K., & MacLachlan, N. J. (2015). Lack of Evidence for Laboratory and Natural Vertical Transmission of Bluetongue Virus in Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 52(2), 274–277.
Herter, E. K., Stauch, M., Gallant, M., Wolf, E., Raabe, T., & Gallant, P. (2015). snoRNAs are a novel class of biologically relevant Myc targets. BMC Biology, 13(1).
Fros, J. J., Miesen, P., Vogels, C. B., Gaibani, P., Sambri, V., Martina, B. E., Koenraadt, C. J., van Rij, R. P., Vlak, J. M., Takken, W., & Pijlman, G. P. (2015). Comparative Usutu and West Nile virus transmission potential by local Culex pipiens mosquitoes in north-western Europe. One Health, 1, 31–36.
Chick, L. (2015). Linking physiology and biogeography: Disentangling the constraints on the distributions of ant species [University of Tennessee-Knoxville].
Kwon, D. H., Park, J. H., Ashok, P. A., Lee, U., & Lee, S. H. (2015). Screening of target genes for RNAi in Tetranychus urticae and RNAi toxicity enhancement by chimeric genes. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology.
Marshall, K. E., & Sinclair, B. J. (2015). The relative importance of number, duration and intensity of cold stress events in determining survival and energetics of an overwintering insect. Functional Ecology, 29(3), 357–366.
Luo, S., Ahola, V., Shu, C., Xu, C., & Wang, R. (2015). Heat shock protein 70 gene family in the Glanville fritillary butterfly and their response to thermal stress. Gene, 556(2), 132–141.
Mayo, C. E., Mullens, B. A., Reisen, W. K., Osborne, C. J., Gibbs, E. P. J., Gardner, I. A., & MacLachlan, N. J. (2014). Seasonal and Interseasonal Dynamics of Bluetongue Virus Infection of Dairy Cattle and Culicoides sonorensis Midges in Northern California – Implications for Virus Overwintering in Temperate Zones. PLoS ONE, 9(9), e106975.
Li, M. W. M., Wang, J., Zhao, Y. O., & Fikrig, E. (2014). Innexin AGAP001476 Is Critical for Mediating Anti-Plasmodium Responses in Anopheles Mosquitoes. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289(36), 24885–24897.
Heisig, M., Abraham, N. M., Liu, L., Neelakanta, G., Mattessich, S., Sultana, H., Shang, Z., Ansari, J. M., Killiam, C., Walker, W., Cooley, L., Flavell, R. A., Agaisse, H., & Fikrig, E. (2014). Antivirulence Properties of an Antifreeze Protein. Cell Reports, 9(2), 417–424.
Kim, Y. H., Kwon, D. H., Ahn, H. M., Koh, Y. H., & Lee, S. H. (2014). Induction of soluble AChE expression via alternative splicing by chemical stress in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 48, 75–82.
Hu, Y., Sopko, R., Foos, M., Kelley, C., Flockhart, I., Ammeux, N., Wang, X., Perkins, L., Perrimon, N., & Mohr, S. E. (2013). FlyPrimerBank: An Online Database for Drosophila melanogaster Gene Expression Analysis and Knockdown Evaluation of RNAi Reagents. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 3(9), 1607–1616.
Kasumovic, M. M., & Seebacher, F. (2013). The active metabolic rate predicts a male spider’s proximity to females and expected fitness. Biology Letters, 9(2), 20121164–20121164.
Choi, J. B., Heo, W. I., Shin, T. Y., Bae, S. M., Kim, W. J., Kim, J. I., Kwon, M., Choi, J. Y., Je, Y. H., Jin, B. R., & Woo, S. D. (2013). Complete genomic sequences and comparative analysis of Mamestra brassicae nucleopolyhedrovirus isolated in Korea. Virus Genes, 47(1), 133–151.
Kwon, D. H., Park, J. H., & Lee, S. H. (2013). Screening of lethal genes for feeding RNAi by leaf disc-mediated systematic delivery of dsRNA in Tetranychus urticae. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 105(1), 69–75.
Marshall, K. E. (2013). The sub-lethal effects of repeated cold exposure in insects. University of Western Ontario.
Koles, K., Nunnari, J., Korkut, C., Barria, R., Brewer, C., Li, Y., Leszyk, J., Zhang, B., & Budnik, V. (2012). Mechanism of Evenness Interrupted (Evi)-Exosome Release at Synaptic Boutons. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(20), 16820–16834.
Bourgeois, A. L., Rinderer, T. E., Sylvester, H. A., Holloway, B., & Oldroyd, B. P. (2012). Patterns of Apis mellifera infestation by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. Apidologie, 43(5), 539–548.
Bourgeois, L., Sheppard, W. S., Sylvester, H. A., & Rinderer, T. E. (2010). Genetic Stock Identification of Russian Honey Bees. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(3), 917–924.
Marshall, K. E., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Repeated stress exposure results in a survival-reproduction trade-off in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1683), 963–969.
Bazinet, A. L., Marshall, K. E., MacMillan, H. A., Williams, C. M., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Rapid changes in desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster are facilitated by changes in cuticular permeability. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(12), 2006–2012.
Bourgeois, A. L., Rinderer, T. E., Beaman, L. D., & Danka, R. G. (2010). Genetic detection and quantification of Nosema apis and N. ceranae in the honey bee. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 103(1), 53–58.
Bourgeois, A. L., & Rinderer, T. E. (2009). Genetic Characterization of Russian Honey Bee Stock Selected for Improved Resistance to Varroa destructor. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102(3), 1233–1238.


Romero-Afrima, L., Zelmanovich, V., Abergel, Z., Zuckerman, B., Shaked, M., Abergel, R., Livshits, L., Smith, Y., & Gross, E. (2020). Ferritin is regulated by a neuro-intestinal axis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Redox Biology, 28, 101359.
Chen, A. L., Lum, K. M., Lara-Gonzalez, P., Ogasawara, D., Cognetta, A. B., To, A., Parsons, W. H., Simon, G. M., Desai, A., Petrascheck, M., Bar-Peled, L., & Cravatt, B. F. (2019). Pharmacological convergence reveals a lipid pathway that regulates C. elegans lifespan. Nature Chemical Biology, 15(5), 453–462.