Gary Felton

Professor and Department Head of Entomology

Gary Felton

Research Summary

Plant-herbivore interactions. Adaptive responses of herbivores to plant defenses. Herbivore cues recognized by plants with specific focus on biochemical and molecular analysis of salivary secretions.

Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Insects Herbivory Herbivores Bacteria Tomatoes Lycopersicon Esculentum Jasmonic Acid Glucose Oxidase Saliva Insect Larvae Genes Proteins Zea Mays Helicoverpa Zea Defence Enzymes Caterpillar Insect Herbivore Plant Defense Salicylic Acid Microorganisms Catechol Oxidase Apyrase Plant Growth Regulators

Most Recent Papers

Geographically isolated Colorado potato beetle mediating distinct defense responses in potato is associated with the alteration of gut microbiota

Jie Wang, Zhou Gao, Mingyu Yang, Rongrong Xue, Hui Yan, Kaiyun Fu, Zhaojuan Zhang, Wenchao Guo, Gary W. Felton, Rensen Zeng, 2020, Journal of Pest Science on p. 379-390

Host plant and population source drive diversity of microbial gut communities in two polyphagous insects

Asher G. Jones, Charles J. Mason, Gary Felton, Kelli Hoover, 2019, Scientific reports

Parasitic Wasp Mediates Plant Perception of Insect Herbivores

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Gary W. Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 972-981

Induced Plant Defenses Against Herbivory in Cultivated and Wild Tomato

Sulav Paudel, Po An Lin, Majid R. Foolad, Jared Gregory Ali, Edwin George Rajotte, Gary Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 693-707

Plant defenses interact with insect enteric bacteria by initiating a leaky gut syndrome

Charles J. Mason, Swayamjit Ray, Ikkei Shikano, Michelle Peiffer, Asher G. Jones, Dawn S. Luthe, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15991-15996

Phytohormones in Fall Armyworm Saliva Modulate Defense Responses in Plants

Flor Edith Acevedo, Philip B. Smith, Michelle Peiffer, Anjel Helms, John Frazier Tooker, Gary Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 598-609

Pathogen-Mediated Tritrophic Interactions

Qinjian Pan, Ikkei Shikano, Kelli Hoover, Tong Xian Liu, Gary Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 515-524

Enterobacter ludwigii, isolated from the gut microbiota of Helicoverpa zea, promotes tomato plant growth and yield without compromising anti-herbivore defenses

Qinjian Pan, Ikkei Shikano, Kelli Hoover, Tong Xian Liu, Gary W. Felton, 2019, Arthropod-Plant Interactions on p. 271-278

Herbivore-Induced Defenses in Tomato Plants Enhance the Lethality of the Entomopathogenic Bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki

Ikkei Shikano, Qinjian Pan, Kelli Hoover, Gary Felton, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 947-956

Gut-Associated Bacteria of Helicoverpa zea Indirectly Trigger Plant Defenses in Maize

Jie Wang, Mingyu Yang, Yuanyuan Song, Flor E. Acevedo, Kelli Hoover, Rensen Zeng, Gary W. Felton, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 690-699

Most-Cited Papers

Herbivory in the previous generation primes plants for enhanced insect resistance

Sergio Rasmann, Martin De Vos, Clare L. Casteel, Donglan Tian, Rayko Halitschke, Joel Y. Sun, Anurag A. Agrawal, Gary W. Felton, Georg Jander, 2012, Plant physiology on p. 854-863

Herbivore exploits orally secreted bacteria to suppress plant defenses

Seung Ho Chung, Cristina Rosa, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, John F. Tooker, Kelli Hoover, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15728-15733

Microorganisms from aphid honeydew attract and enhance the efficacy of natural enemies

Pascal D. Leroy, Ahmed Sabri, Stéphanie Heuskin, Philippe Thonart, Georges Lognay, François J. Verheggen, Frédéric Francis, Yves Brostaux, Gary W. Felton, Eric Haubruge, 2011, Nature communications

Survey of a salivary effector in caterpillars

Herb Eichenseer, M. C. Mathews, Jaimie S. Powell, Gary Felton, 2010, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 885-897

Tritrophic Interactions

Ikkei Shikano, Cristina Rosa, Ching Wen Tan, Gary Felton, 2017, Annual Review of Phytopathology on p. 313-331

ATP hydrolyzing salivary enzymes of caterpillars suppress plant defenses

Shuang Wu, Michelle Peiffer, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2012, PloS one

Parasitism by Cuscuta pentagona sequentially induces JA and SA defence pathways in tomato

Justin B. Runyon, Mark C. Mescher, Gary W. Felton, Consuelo M. De Moraes, 2010, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 290-303

Insights into the saliva of the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera

Michelle Peiffer, Gary W. Felton, 2014, PloS one

Specificity of Induced Resistance in Tomato Against Specialist Lepidopteran and Coleopteran Species

Seung Ho Chung, Gary Felton, 2011, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 378-386

Roles of ethylene and jasmonic acid in systemic induced defense in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) against helicoverpa zea

Donglan Tian, Michelle Peiffer, Consuelo M. De Moraes, Gary W. Felton, 2014, Planta on p. 577-589