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Refereed, Scientific Journal Articles (2000 - 2009)

Nehme, M.E., Keena, M.A., Zhang, A., Baker, T.C., and Hoover, K. (2009) Attractiveness of Anoplophora glabripennis male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles. Environ. Entomol. 38:1745-1755. (PDF)

Domingue, M.J., Musto, C.J., Linn, C.E. Jr., Roelofs, W.L. and Baker, T.C. (2009) Homology of olfactory receptor neuron response characteristics inferred from hybrids between Asian and European corn borer moths (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Insect Physiol. 56:73-80 doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2009.09.005 (PDF)

Maitani, M. M., Allara, D.L., Park, K.C., Lee, S.G. and Baker, T.C. (2009) Moth olfactory trichoid sensilla exhibit nanoscale-level heterogeneity in surface lipid properties. Arthr. Struct. Devel. 39:1-16   doi:10.1016/j.asd.2009.08.004 (PDF)

Domingue, M.J., Haynes, K.F., Todd, J.L. and Baker, T.C. (2009) Altered olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness is correlated with a shift in behavioral response in an evolved colony of the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni. J. Chem. Ecol. 35:405-415. (PDF)

Baker, T. C. (2009) Nearest neural neighbors: moth sex pheromone receptors HR11 and HR13. Chem. Senses doi:10.1093/chemse/bjp025. (PDF)

Baker, T.C. (2009). Representations of odor plume flux are accentuated deep within the moth brain. J. Biol.  8:16. (PDF)

Lelito, J. P., Böröczky, K., Jones, T. H., Fraser, I., Mastro, V. C., Tumlinson, J. H., and Baker, T. C. (2009) Behavioral evidence for a contact sex pheromone component of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 104-110. (PDF)

Myrick, A. J., Park, K. C., Hetling, J. R., and Baker, T. C. (2009) Detection and discrimination of mixed odor strands in overlapping plumes using an insect-antenna-based chemosensor system. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 118-130. (PDF)

Myrick, A. J., Park, K. C., Hetling, J. R., and Baker, T. C. (2008) Real-time odor discrimination using a bioelectronic sensor array based on the insect electroantennogram. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 3: # 046006 (PDF)

Domingue, M. J., Musto, C. J., Linn, C. E. Jr., Roelofs, W. L., and Baker, T. C. (2008) Olfactory neuron responsiveness and pheromone blend preference in hybrids between Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Insect Physiol. 54:1261-1270. (PDF)

Bóróczky, K. Park, K. C., Minard, R. D., Jones, T. H., Baker, T. C., and Tumlinson, J. H. (2008) Differences in cuticular lipid composition of the antennae of Helicoverpa zea, Heliothis virescens, and Manduca sexta. J. Insect Physiol. 54: 1385-1391. (PDF)

Lelito, J. P., Fraser, I. Mastro, V. C., Tumlinson, J. H., and Baker, T. C. (2008) Novel visual-cue-based sticky traps for detection of emerald ash borers, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). J. Appl. Entomol. 132: 668 – 674. (PDF)

Lelito, J. P., Myrick, A. J., and Baker, T. C.  (2008) Interspecific pheromone-plume interference among sympatric heliothine moths: a wind tunnel test using live, calling females. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 725 - 733. (PDF)

Baker, T. C. (2008) Balanced olfactory antagonism as a concept for understanding evolutionary shifts in moth sex pheromone blends. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 971 – 981. (PDF)

Lee, S. G. and Baker, T. C. (2008) Incomplete electrical isolation of sex-pheromone responsive olfactory receptor neurons from neighboring sensilla. J. Insect Physiol. 54: 663 – 671. (PDF)

DeBruyne, M., and Baker, T. C. (2008) Odor detection in insects: Volatile codes. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 882-897. (PDF)

Zhu, J.S. Polavarapu, K. Park, C. Garvey, D. Mahr, S. Nojima, W. Roelofs, and T. Baker. 2007. Evidence of pheromone polymorphism in Sparganothis sulfureana (Clemens) discovered in two US states, Wisconsin and New Jersey. J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. (accepted Aug., 2007, in press)

Domingue, M. J., Musto, C. J., Linn, C. E., Jr., Roelofs, W. L. and Baker, T. C. (2007) Altered olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness in rare Ostrinia nubilalis males attracted to the O. furnacalis pheromone blend. J. Insect Physiol. 53:1063-1071. (PDF)

Lelito, J. P., Fraser, I., Mastro, V. C., Tumlinson, J. H., Böröczky, K., and Baker, T. C. (2007) Visually mediated ‘paratrooper copulations’ in the mating behavior of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a highly destructive invasive pest of North American ash trees. J. Insect Behav. 20: 537-552. (PDF)

Lim, H., Park, K. C., Baker, T. C., and Greenfield, M. D. (2007) Perception of conspecific female pheromone stimulates female calling in and arctiid moth, Utethesia ornatrix. J. Chem. Ecol. 33:1257-1271. (PDF)

Linn, C.E., Jr., Musto, C. J., Domingue, M. J., Baker, T. C., and Roelofs, W. L. (2007) Support for (Z)-11-hexadecenal as a pheromone antagonist in Ostrinia nubilalis: flight tunnel and single sensillum studies with a New York population. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 909-921. (PDF)

Domingue, M. J., Musto, Callie J., Linn, C.E., Jr., Roelofs, W. L.,  and Baker, T. C. (2007) Evidence of olfactory antagonistic inhibition as a facilitator of evolutionary shifts in pheromone blend usage in Ostrinia spp. (Lepidoptera:  Crambidae). J. Insect Physiol. 53:488-496. (PDF)

Robbins, P. S. et al. (2006). Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in the United State and Canada using sex attractants. J. Insect Science 6:39, 124 pp. (PDF)

Lee, S.-G., Vicker, N.J., and Baker, T.C. (2006). Glomerular targets of  Helicoverpa subflexa male olfactory receptor neurons housed within long trichoid sensilla. Chem. Senses 9:821-834. (PDF)

Domingue, M. J., Roelofs, W. L., Linn, C.E., Jr., and Baker, T. C. (2006). Effects of egg-to-adult development time and adult age on olfactory neuron response to semiochemicals in European corn borers. J. Insect Physiol. 52: 975-983. (PDF)

Baker, T.C., Quero, C., Ochieng, S.A., and Vickers, N.J. (2006) Inheritance of olfactory preferences. II. Olfactory receptor neuron responses from Heliothis subflexa x Heliothis virescens hybrid moths. Brain, Behav., Evol. 68: 75-89. (PDF)

Lee, S.-G., Carlsson, M.A., Hansson, B.S., Todd, J.L., and Baker, T.C. (2006) Antennal lobe projection destinations of Helicoverpa zea male olfactory receptor neurons responsive to heliothine sex pheromone components. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 192: 351-363. (PDF)

Vetter, R.S., Millar, J.G., Vickers, N.J., and Baker, T.C. (2006) Mating disruption of carob moth. Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), with a sex pheromone analog. Southwest. Entomol. 31: 33-48. (PDF)

Zhu, J., Zhang, A., Park, K.-C., Baker, T.C., Lang, B.,  Jurenka, R., Obrycki, J.J., Graves, W.R., Pickett, J.A., Smiley, D. Chauhan, K.R., and Klun, J.A., (2006). Sex pheromone of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura and its potential use in semiochemical-based control. Environ. Entomol. 35: 249-257. (PDF)

Zhu, J., Obrycki, J.J., Ochieng’, S.A., Baker, T.C., Pickett, J.A., and Smiley, D. (2005) Attraction of two predacious lacewing species to volatiles produced by host plants and aphid prey. Naturwissenschaftern 92: 277-281. (PDF)

Baker, T.C., Ochieng’, S.A., Cossé, A.A., Lee, S.G., Todd, J.L., Quero, C., and Vickers, N.J. (2004) A comparison of responses from olfactory receptor neurons of Heliothis subflexa and Heliothis virescens to components of their sex pheromone. J. Comp. Physiol. A 190: 155-165. (PDF)

Zhu, J., Park, K.C., and Baker, T.C. (2003) Identification of odors from overripe mango that attract vinegar flies, Drosophila melanogaster  J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 899-909. (PDF)

Ochieng, S.A., K. Poole, W.L. Roelofs, N.J Vickers, C.E. Linn,Jr., and T. C. Baker (2003) Unusual pheromone receptor neuron responses in heliothine moth antennae derived from inter-species imaginal disc transplantation. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 189: 19-28. (PDF)

Park, K. C. and T. C. Baker (2002) Improvement of signal-to-noise ratio in electroantennogram responses using multiple insect antennae. J. Insect. Physiol. 48: 1139-1145. (PDF)

Ochieng’, S. A., Park, K.C. and T. C. Baker. (2002) Host plant volatiles synergize responses of sex pheromone-specific olfactory receptor neurons in male Helicoverpa zea. J. Comp. Physiol. A 188: 325-333 (PDF)

Park, K. C., Ochieng’, S.A., Zhu, J., and T. C. Baker. (2002) Odor discrimination using insect electroantennogram responses from an insect antennal array. Chem Senses  27:343-352 (PDF)

Ochieng’ S.A., Robbins, P.S., Roelofs, W.L., and T.C. Baker (2002)  Sex pheromone reception in the scarab beetle, Phyllophaga anxia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 95: 97-102 (PDF)

Svensson, G.P., Valeur, P.G., Reynolds, D.R., Smith, A.D., Riley, A.D., Baker, T.C., Poppy, G., and C. Löfstedt (2001) Mating disruption in Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera: Noctuiday) monitored by harmonic radar and single cell recordings. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 101: 111-121 (PDF)

Vickers, N. J., Christensen, T. A., Baker, T. C., and J. G. Hildebrand (2001) How do odour plume dynamics influence the brain’s olfactory code? Nature (London) 410: 466-470 (PDF)

Fadamiro, H.Y., and T.C. Baker. 2002. Pheromone puffs suppress mating by Plodia interpunctella and Sitotroga cerealella in an infested corn store. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 102: 239-251 (PDF)

Ochieng’, S. A., Park, K. C., Zhu, J. W., and T. C. Baker (2000) Functional morphology of antennal chemoreceptors of the parasitoid, Microplitis croceipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Arthr. Struct. Devel. 29: 231-240 (PDF)

Park, K.C., Zhu, J., Harris, J., Ochieng, S.A.  and T.C. Baker (2001)  Electroantennogram responses of a parasitic wasp, Microplitis croceipes, to host-related volatile and anthropogenic compounds. Physiol. Entomol. 26: 69-77 (PDF)

Quero, C., Fadamiro, H. Y., and T. C. Baker (2001) Responses of male Helicoverpa zea to single pulses of sex pheromone and behavioural antagonist. Physiol. Entomol. 26: 106-115 (PDF)

Zhu, J., Park, K.-C., Ochieng, S. A., Unelius, R. C., Obrycki, J. J., and T. C. Baker. (2000)  Identification of (Z)-4-tridecene from defensive secretion of green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2421-2434 (PDF)