Claudia Husseneder

 

 

Professor

 

Population Genetics and Molecular Biology of Insects and Symbionts

 

EMAIL: chusseneder@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

DEGREES: B.S. 1990 University of Bayreuth, Germany

                 M.S. 1994 University of Bayreuth, Germany

                 Ph.D. 1998 University of Bayreuth, Germany

                 Post-doc 1998-2003 University of Hawaii

 

 

 

CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE

Click here for my most current curriculum vitae (posted 11 November 2016)

 

 

 

 

Current Research Interests

 

The Formosan subterranean termite is an invasive wood-destroying pest species, which causes billions of dollars in economical damage in the southeastern U.S., especially in Louisiana. My program utilizes molecular methods (gene expression studies, microsatellite genotyping, 16S sequencing, and genetic engineering) to provide knowledge about the biology of the Formosan subterranean termite and the ecology of its symbiotic gut flora. Based on this knowledge I generate new information on termite biology and develop novel approaches to termite control, e.g., using genetically engineered gut symbionts to deliver and express foreign genes in termite colonies.

 

In particular my research program combines two main aspects:

 

(1) Population genetics and gene expression in the Formosan subterranean termite:

 Identification of colonies of subterranean termites is necessary to assess treatment success, identify residual activity after treatment and sources of re-infestation and to assess the survival of termites after catastrophes, such as the flooding of New Orleans after Katrina. In addition, sources of introduction and ways of spread can be traced by assessing the relatedness between colonies. This research provides information for the legislature, the pest control industry and homeowners on issues, such as prevention of termite spread, success of area-wide treatment, and re-infestation potential.

 

Investigation of the plasticity of the termite colonies’ breeding system contributes to advances in the theories of development and maintenance of eusociality in termites, elucidates invasion success of this exotic termite and sheds light on the impact of the breeding system on treatment success and vice versa.

 

Increased knowledge about swarming behavior, inbreeding avoidance and mate selection strategies of this invasive termite species may spark new ideas on how to disrupt the spread of this urban pest.

 

Gene expression studies and gene silencing in different developmental stages of the Formosan subterranean termite and in the termite gut will lead to discovery of important genes and pathways and may lead to novel avenues of termite control.

 

(2) Microbial diversity and ecology of the termite gut and genetic engineering of gut bacteria for termite control:

 The survival of the Formosan subterranean termite is dependent on its gut flora in many ways. The knowledge obtained from my workgroup’s studies improves understanding of the microbial ecology of the termite gut and is expected to aid in the development of tools and targets for termite control.

 

By investigating the ecology of such an exotic ecosystem as the termite gut an amazing diversity of bacteria was discovered. The majority were novel species, which belonged to specific lineages only found in termites. Bacteria were isolated and identified that play important roles in the termites’ nutrition, such as bacteria able to produce vitamin B 12 and to fix nitrogen. Although the bacterial community of the Formosan subterranean termite differs from colony to colony, between different geographic regions, and with regards to the diet of the termites, several bacteria species were present in most of the investigated termite colonies, and are thus in all likelihood an obligate symbiont. Some of these bacteria species have been cultured, and are ideal candidates for paratransgenesis to achieve termite control. We are genetically engineering these termite specific gut bacteria to deliver and express detrimental genes in termite colonies. Genetically engineered termite specific bacteria can in the future serve as self perpetuating, self replicating biological agents for termite control. A fast and cost effective product that is easily introduced and transferred in a termite colony and specifically eliminates termite colonies using a minimum of pesticide application will reduce the cost for termite control and damage repair for homeowners, taxpayers and the State of Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker:

1.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Donaldson, J., and Foil, L. 2012. Trojan Horses for target specific urban pest management. XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea.

 

2.Husseneder, C., Simms, D.M., Riegel, C., Brown, K., Lax, A. Guillot, F. 2012. DNA genotyping for assessment of treatment success in area-wide termite control. XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea.

 

3.Husseneder, C., Tikhe, C., Donaldson, J. 2012. Paratransgenic symbionts that express targeted toxins in the termite gut. XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea.

 

4.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Delatte, J., and Foil, L. 2011. Paratransgenesis for termite control. Seminar at the College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.

 

5.Husseneder, C., 2011. DNA Profiles for Characterization of Subterranean Termite Colonies and Assessment of Treatment Success. Seminar at the College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.

 

6.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Delatte, J., and Foil, L. D. 2011. Genetically engineered microorganisms for pest control. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, Nevada.

 

7.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Delatte, J., and Foil, L. D. 2011. Genetically engineered microorganisms for pest control. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, Nevada.Sethi, A., Delatte, J., and Foil, L. D. 2011. Symbiosis and its disruption for termite control. 3rd International Symposium on Coptotermes formosanus. New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

8.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., and Foil, L. 2010. Symbiosis in urban pest termites and its disruption for control. National Conference on Urban Entomology, Portland, Oregon.

 

9.Husseneder, C., and Foil L. 2010. Population genetic analysis for measuring impact of oil spill and success of restoration efforts. Joint Meeting of LSU Agricultural Center and Foster-Wheeler Italiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

10.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Colby, D. and Lang, P. 2009. Biotechnologies in Entomology. Seminar at the Center for Biotechnology / Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

11.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Colby, D. and Lang, P. 2009. Emerging biotechnologies and their potential to control termites and other urban pests. Seminar at the Dept. of Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

12.Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Colby, D. and Lang, P. 2009. Emerging biotechnologies in social insect biology and control. Southeastern Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

13.Husseneder, C., Vargo E. L. 2008. Breeding system, dispersal and mate choice in the Formosan subterranean termite. XXIII International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa.

 

14. 2008. A novel approach to managing invasive termite species using genetically engineered bacteria. SERDP&ESTCP Sustainable Infrastructure Focus Area, Washington, DC.

 

15.Husseneder, C. 2007. DNA profiles for colony identification of termites. Workshop for IPM training of researchers under the Global Environmental Facility Project – Demonstrations of Alternatives to Chlordane and Mirex in Termite Control organized by the Stockholm Implementation Office of State Environmental Protection Administration of China and the World Bank. Haikou, China.

 

16.Husseneder, C., Collier, R. E., Colby, D. 2007. Genetic manipulation and its potential for control of termites and other urban pests. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, California.

 

17.Husseneder, C., Collier, R. E., Foil, L. D. 2007. Paratransgenesis for termite control-constructing the enemy within. International Congress of Insect Biotechnology & Industry, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

 

18.Husseneder, C. and Collier, R. E. 2007. Paratransgenesis for termite control-constructing the enemy within. Seminar at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

19.Husseneder, C., and Simms, D. M. 2007. Dispersal and partner selection in the Formosan subterranean termite. Pacific Entomology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

20.Husseneder, C. 2007. Termite symbiosis – bugs in bugs. Seminar at University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii).

 

21.Husseneder, C., and Simms, D. M. 2006. Partner selection and inbreeding avoidance in Formosan subterranean termites: International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Washington, D.C.).

 

22.Husseneder, C. 2006.  Partner selection in termites. Seminar at University of California, Riverside (2006, Riverside, California).

 

23.Husseneder, C. 2006. Paratransgenesis – research and development towards the future of pest control. Seminar at Dow AgroSciences (Indianapolis, Indiana).

 

24.Husseneder, C., Collier, R. E., and Wise, B. R. 2006. Paratransgenesis in termites. National Conference of Urban Entomology, Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

25.Husseneder, C. 2006. Termite symbiosis. Seminar at University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida).

 

26.Husseneder, C. 2005. Microbial diversity in the termite gut: Tools and targets for termite control. National Pest Management Association/PestWorld (Nashville, Tennessee).

 

27.Husseneder, C. 2005.  Microbial diversity and paratransgenesis in the termite gut. Seminar at Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas).

 

28.Husseneder, C. 2005. Molecular approaches to termite biology and control. Seminar at University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii).

 

29.Husseneder, C. 2005. Bugs in Bugs- the microbial community in the termite gut. Pacific Entomology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

30.Husseneder, C., Grace, J.K., and Oishi, D.E. 2004.  Genetic engineering of termite gut bacteria. 22nd International Conference of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia.

 

31.Husseneder, C. 2004. Genetically engineered gut bacteria deliver and transfer foreign genes in termite colonies. National Conference on Urban Entomology (Phoenix, Arizona).

 

32.Husseneder, C., Vargo, E.L. and Grace, J.K. 2001. Molecular approaches to termite biology and control. Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (San Diego, California).

 

33.Husseneder, C., Vargo, E.L. and Grace, J.K. 2001. Colony identification of Formosan termites using molecular methods.” 2nd International Symposium on Coptotermes formosanus (New Orleans, Louisiana).

 

34.Husseneder, C., Vargo, E.L. and Grace, J.K. 2000. Population structure of the Formosan subterranean termite in Hawaii. Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America and Canada, Montreal.

 

35.Husseneder, C. 2000. Molecular Methods: New Approaches to Termite Biology - An Introduction. Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America and Canada, Montreal.

 

 

 

 

Postdocs:

 

Ravi Dhar (2004-2005): Population genetics and colony structure of Formosan subterranean termites

Gabriel Aluko (2004-2008): Population genetics, breeding systems, colony dynamics and microbial load of Formosan subterranean termites. Current position: Professor at Baton Rouge Community College.

Rachael Collier (BEST fellowship, 2005-2008): Paratransgenesis and genomics of Formosan subterranean termites. Current position: Research Director at NEB.

Cecilia McGregor (2008): Microarrays. Current position: Assistant Professor, Univ. of Georgia.

Paul Lang (2008-2009): Gene expression of Formosan subterranean termites. Current position: Research Molecular Biologist at USDA.

Amit Sethi (2008-2011): Paratransgenesis, proteases and microbial composition of the termite gut, ligand development using phage display.

Qiuying Huang (2009-2010.): Population genetics of Odontotermes formosanus

 

 

 

Research Associates:

Jennifer Delatte Donaldson: paratransgenesis, culture and genetic engineering of symbiotic microorganisms, microsatellite development and genotyping

 

Current and previous students working in my lab:

 

Huei-Ho Yang (M.S. 2006-2008) microbial diversity in the termite gut, ARDRA and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Current position: PhD student at Univ. of Texas

Dawn Simms (M.S. 2009-2013): Gene expression of Formosan subterranean termites, effects of inbreeding depression.

Chinmay Tikhe (Ph. D.2011-pres.): Paratransgenesis and phage therapy for termite control.

Hannah Shult (M.S. 2013-pres. Co-advised with Jeff Davis):  Microsatellite development and population genetics of the redbanded stink bug.

 

 

Publications:

 

Invited reviews and bookchapters:

 

•Vargo, E. L. and Husseneder, C. 2011. Genetic structure of termite colonies and populations. In: Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Bignell, D., Roisin, Y., and Lo, N. (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York. p. 321-347.

•Vargo, E.L., and Husseneder, C. 2009. Biology of subterranean termites: Insights from molecular studies of Reticulitermes and Coptotermes. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 54: 379-403.

•Husseneder, C, and Collier, R. E. 2009. Paratransgenesis for termite control. In: Insect Symbiosis Vol. 3.  Bourtzis, K. and Miller, T.A. (eds.). CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. p 361-376.

•Husseneder, C., Vargo, E. L., and Grace, J. K. 2003. Molecular genetic methods: New approaches to termite biology. In: Wood deterioration and preservation: advances in our changing world.  Goodell, B., Nicholas, D. D., and Schultz, T. P. (eds.). Oxford University Press.

 

  Articles in refereed journals :

 

•Husseneder, C., J., Delatte, J. Krumholt, and L. Foil. 2014. Development of microsatellites for population genetic analyses a of the green head horse fly, Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae). J. Med. Entomol. 51:114-118. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1603/ ME13093).

•Husseneder, C., Garner, S. P., Huang, Q., Booth, W. and Vargo, E. L. 2013. Characterization of Microsatellites for Population Genetic Analyses of the Fungus-Growing Termite Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Environ. Entomol. 42: 1092-1099. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EN13059

•Yang, Y., Zhu, Y. C., Ottea, J., Husseneder, C., Leonard, B. R., Abel, C., Luttrell, R., and Huang, F. 2013. Characterization and transcriptional analyses of cDNAs encoding three trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like proteinases in Cry1Ab-susceptible and Cry1Ab-resistant strains of sugarcane borer, Diatreae saccharalis. Insect Sci. 20: 485-496.

•Huang, Q., Li, G, Husseneder, C., and Lei, C. 2013. Population genetic structure, colony breeding system and reproductive mode of the subterranean termite, Reticulitermes chinensis, in Midwestern China. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69070. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069070.

•Husseneder, C., McGregor, C., Lang, P., Collier, R., and Delatte, J. 2012. Transcriptome profiling of female alates and egg-laying queens of the Formosan subterranean termite. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D 7: 14-27.

•Schoeller, E., Husseneder, C., and Allison, J. 2012. Molecular Evidence of Facultative Intraguild Predation by Monochamus titillator Larvae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Members of the Southern Pine Beetle Guild. Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-012-0973-6.

•Owens, C., Su, N.-Y., Husseneder, C., Riegel, C., and Brown, K. S. 2012. Molecular genetic evidence of Formosan subterranean termite colony survivorship after prolonged inundation. J. Econ. Entomol. 105(2): 518–522.

•Yang, Y., Zhu, Y. C., Ottea, J., Husseneder, C., Leonard, B. R., Abel, C., Luttrell, R., and Huang, F. 2012. Characterization and mRNA quantitative analyses of cDNAs encoding three trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like proteinases in Cry1Ab-susceptible and -resistant strains of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis. Insect Sci. DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2012.01514.x.

•Husseneder, C., Simms, D. M., Delatte, J. R., Wang, C. Grace, J. K., and Vargo, E. L. 2011. Genetic diversity and colony breeding structure in native and introduced ranges of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus. Biol. Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-0087-7.

•Sethi, A., Xue, Q.-G., La Peyre, J., Delatte, J., and Husseneder, C. 2011. Dual origin of gut proteases in Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A: 159; 261-267.

•Yang, Y., Zhu, Y. C., Ottea, J., Husseneder, C., Leonard, B. R., Abel, C., Luttrell, R., and Huang, F. 2011. Downregulation of a cadherin gene, but not of alkaline phosphatase genes, is associated with Cry1Ab resistance in Diatrea saccharalis. PLoS ONE: 6 (10), e25783: 1-12.

•Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Delatte, J., and Foil, L.D. 2010. Procedures for testing protozoacidal activity of ligand-lytic peptides against termite gut protozoa in vitro (protozoa culture) and in vivo (microinjection into termite hindgut). J. Vis. Exp. 46. http://www.jove.com/details.stp?id=2190, doi: 10.3791/2190.

•Husseneder, C. 2010. Symbiosis in subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) – a review of insights from molecular studies. Environ. Entomol. 39: 278-288.

•Husseneder, C., Ho, H.-Y., and Blackwell, M. 2010. Comparison of the bacterial symbiont composition of the Formosan subterranean termite from its native and introduced range. The Open Microbiology Journal 4: 53-66.

•Husseneder, C. Simms, D. M., Aluko, G. K., and Delatte J. 2010. Colony breeding system influences cuticular bacterial load of Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) workers. Environ. Entomol. 39: 1715-1723.

•Husseneder, C., Garner, S. P., Foil, L. D., and Macaluso, K. R. 2010. Development of microsatellites for genetic analyses and population assignment of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 47(6):1028-1033.

•Yang, Y., Zhu, Y. C., Ottea, J., Husseneder, C., Leonard, B. R. Abel, C., and Huang, F. 2010. Molecular characterization and RNA interference of three midgut aminopeptidase N isozymes from Bacillus thuringiensis-susceptible and –resistant strains of sugarcane borer, Diatrea saccharalis. Ins. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 592-603.

•Husseneder, C., Berestecky, J., and Grace J.K. 2009. Changes in the composition of the culturable bacteria community in the gut of the Formosan subterranean termite depending on rearing conditions of the host. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102: 498-507.

•Simms, D. M. and Husseneder, C. 2009. Assigning individual alates of the Formosan subterranean termite to their colonies of origin within the context of an area-wide management program. Sociobiology 53: 631-650.

•Husseneder, C., and Simms, D. M. 2008. Size and heterozygosity influence partner selection in the Formosan subterranean termite. Behav. Ecol. 19:764–773.

•Husseneder, C., Powell, J. E., Grace, J. K., Vargo, E. L., and Matsuura, K. 2008. Worker size in the Formosan subterranean termite and colony breeding structure as inferred from molecular markers. Environ. Entomol. 37: 400-408.

•Colby, D., Husseneder, C. and Foil, L. D. 2008. Microsatellite Genotyping of Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Colonies Reveals that Most Colonies Persist in Plowed Pastures. J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 1062–1067.

•Lee, A. H., Husseneder, C., Hooper-Bui, L. M. 2008. Culture-independent identification of gut bacteria in fourth-instar red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, larvae. J. Invertebrate Pathology 98: 20–33.

•Pornwiroon,W., Kearney, M. T., Husseneder, C., Foil, L. D., and Macaluso, K. R. 2007. Comparative microbiota of uninfected and Rickettsia-infected colonized cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis. ISME Journal 1: 394-402.

•Husseneder, C., Simms, D. M., and Riegel, C. 2007. Evaluation of treatment success and patterns of reinfestation of the Formosan subterranean termite. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1370-1380.

•Aluko, G., and Husseneder, C. 2007. Colony dynamics of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus, in a frequently disturbed landscape. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1037-1046.

• Husseneder, C., Simms D.M., Ring D.R. 2006. Genetic diversity and genotypic differentiation between the sexes in swarm aggregations decrease inbreeding in the Formosan subterranean termite. Insect Soc. 53, 212-219.

• Higashiguchi, D. T., Husseneder, C., Grace, J. K., Berestecky, J. M. 2006. Pilibacter termitis gen. nov. sp. nov., a novel lactic acid bacterium from the hindgut of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). Internat. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56, 15-20.

• Vargo, E. L., Husseneder, C., Woodson, D., Waldvogel, M. G., and Grace, J. K. 2006. Genetic analysis of colony and population structure of three introduced populations of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the Continental United States. Environ. Entomol. 35, 151-166.

• Husseneder, C. and Grace, J. K. 2005. Genetically engineered termite gut bacteria deliver and spread foreign genes in termite colonies. Appl. Microbiol Biotechnol. 68, 360-367.

• Husseneder, C., Messenger, M. T, Su, N.-Y., Grace, J. K., and Vargo, E. L. 2005. Colony social organization and population genetic structure of an introduced population of the Formosan subterranean termite from New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. J. Econ. Entomol. 98, 1421-1434.

• Husseneder, C., Grace, J. K., and Oishi, D. E. 2005. Use of genetically engineered bacteria (Escherichia coli) to monitor ingestion, loss and transfer of bacteria in termites. Curr. Microbiol. 50, 119-123.

• Messenger, M. T. Su, N.-Y., Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2005. Elimination and reinvasion studies with Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae) in Louisiana. J. Econ. Entomol. 98, 916-929.

• Florane, C. B., Bland, J. M., Husseneder, C., and Raina, A. K. 2004. Diet mediated inter-colonial aggression in the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus. J. Chem. Ecol. 30, 2559-2575.

• Husseneder, C., Grace, J. K., Messenger, M. T., Vargo, E. L., and Su, N.-Y. 2003. Describing the spatial and social organization of Formosan subterranean termite colonies in Armstrong Park, New Orleans. Sociobiology 41, 61-65.

• Vargo, E. L., Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2003. Colony and population genetic structure of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus, in Japan. Mol. Ecol. 12, 2599-2608.

• Vargo, E. L., Husseneder, C., Grace, J. K., Henderson, G., and Ring, D. 2003. Colony and population genetic structure of Formosan subterranean termites from Hawaii and Louisiana. Sociobiology 41, 67-69.

• Husseneder, C., Vargo, E. L., and Grace, J. K. 2002. Multilocus DNA Fingerprinting and microsatellite genotyping: complementary approaches to investigating colony and population genetic structure in subterranean termites. Sociobiology 40, 217-226.

• Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2001. What can DNA fingerprinting, aggression tests and morphometry contribute to the identification of colonies of the Formosan subterranean termite (summary)? Sociobiology 37, 323.

• Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2001. Evaluation of DNA fingerprinting, aggression tests and morphometry as tools for colony identification of the Formosan subterranean termite. J. Insect Behav. 14, 173-186.

• Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2001. Similarity is relative: The hierarchy of genetic similarities in the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Hawaii. Environ. Entomol. 30, 262-266.

• Husseneder, C., and Grace, J. K. 2000. What can DNA fingerprinting, aggression tests and morphometry contribute to the identification of colonies of the Formosan subterranean termite? IRG/WP 00-10371, 8pp.

• Husseneder, C., Kaib, M., Epplen, C., Epplen, J. T., and Brandl R. 1999. Within-colony relatedness in a termite species: genetic roads to eusociality? Behaviour 136, 1045-1063.

• Husseneder, C., Kaib, M., Epplen, C., Epplen, J. T., and Brandl, R. 1998. Variation between and within colonies in the termite: morphology, genomic DNA, and behaviour. Mol. Ecol. 7, 983-990.

• Husseneder, C., Kaib, M., Epplen, C., Epplen, J. T., and Brandl, R. 1997. Small-scale population structure of the termite Schedorhinotermes lamanianus: Aggression modulated by genetic and environmental factors. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 11, 183-187.

• Kaib, M., Husseneder, C., Epplen, C., Epplen, J. T., and Brandl, R. 1996. Kin-biased foraging in a termite. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 263, 1527-1532.

• Husseneder, C. and Kaib, M. 1994. Taxonomy and population differences of carabides (Coleoptera) on semi-natural limestone grasslands in Upper Franconia. Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 87, p. 308.

 

  Other Publications :

 

•Tikhe, C., Husseneder, C., and Delatte, J. 2012. Genetic engineering of hindgut bacteria from Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, to serve as “Trojan Horse” for termite control. Proceedings of the National Conference on Urban Entomology, Atlanta, Georgia, p.29-33.

•Husseneder, C., Sethi, A., Delatte, J. and Foil, L. D. 2010. Symbiosis in urban pest termites and its disruption for control. Proceedings of the NCUE, Portland, Oregon. p. 77-82.

•Husseneder, C. and Guillot, F. 2010. Assessment of treatment success of Formosan subterranean termites in the French Quarter, New Orleans, using DNA profiling. Louisiana Agriculture 53 (4): 25-27.

•Foil, L. D., Hooper-Bui, L., Colby, D., Gentry, G., Hilbun, W., Husseneder, C., Inmon, L. M., and Johnson, S. 2010. Balancing benefits and damage from fire ants in pastures. Louisiana Agriculture 53 (4): 32-33.

•Yang, Y., Zhu, Y.C., Ottea, J., Husseneder, C., Leonard B. R., and Huang, F. 2010. Analyses of sequences, gene expressions, and RNAi of three Cry1Ab-resistance related aminopeptidase genes in the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis. 2010 USDA NC-205 Annual Reports.

•Husseneder, C. 2008. A novel approach to managing invasive termite species using genetically engineered bacteria. DoD, DoE, EPAStrategic Environmental Research and Development Program Project SI-1467. Final Report. www.serdp.org/content/download/6848/89159/file/SI-1467-FR.pdf

•Husseneder, C. and Vargo, E. L. 2008. Breeding systems, dispersal and mate choice in the Formosan subterranean termite. Proceedings of the XXIII International Congress of Entomology. Durban, South Africa. Sec1:357.

•Husseneder, C., Wise, B. R., and Higashiguchi, D. T. 2007. Bugs in bugs: the microbial diversity of the termite gut. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 39: 143-144.

•Husseneder, C. 2007. Molecular genetic methods help unravel termite mysteries. Louisiana Agriculture 50: 16-17.

•Husseneder, C., Collier, R. E. 2007. Paratransgenesis for termite control-constructing the enemy within. Proceedings of the International Congress of Insect Biotechnology & Industry, Daegu, Republic of Korea, Entomol Res 37: p A40.

• Husseneder, C., Collier, R. E., and Wise, B. R. 2006. Paratransgenesis in termites. Proceedings of the 2006 National Conference on Urban Entomology, in press.

• Husseneder, C., Wise, B. R., and Higashiguchi D. T. 2005. Microbial diversity in the termite gut: a complementary approach combining culture and culture-independent techniques. Proceedings of the 5 th International Conference on Urban Pests, 2005, Singapore: pp 189-195.

• Husseneder, C., Grace, J. K., and Oishi, D. E. 2004. Genetically engineered termite gut bacteria deliver and transfer foreign genes in termite colonies. Proceedings of the 2004 National Conference on Urban Entomology: pp 58-59.

• Riegel, C., McAllister, J. C., Bordes, E. S., Husseneder, C., Jordan, W. F., and Messenger, M. T. 2004. Population density of Formosan subterranean termites infesting the Riverfront Railroad in New Orleans and treatment using baits containing 0.5% noviflumuron. Proceedings of the 2004 National Conference on Urban Entomology: pp 90-91.

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