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 Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Insects Bacteria Herbivores Herbivory Tomatoes Insect Larvae Lycopersicon Esculentum Glucose Oxidase Saliva Zea Mays Jasmonic Acid Helicoverpa Zea Enzymes Proteins Trichomes Host Plants Microorganisms Genes Bacterium Caterpillar Apyrase Secretion Salivary Glands Larva Diet

Most Recent Papers

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

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 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 Felton, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 690-699

Correction

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

Symbiotic polydnavirus of a parasite manipulates caterpillar and plant immunity

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Flor E. Acevedo, Gary Felton, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 5199-5204

Proteomic analysis of labial saliva of the generalist cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) and its role in interactions with host plants

Loren J. Rivera-Vega, Bruce Stanley, Anne Stanley, Gary Felton, 2018, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 97-103

Intraspecific differences in plant defense induction by fall armyworm strains

Flor E. Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Swayamjit Ray, Robert Meagher, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary Felton, 2018, New Phytologist on p. 310-321

Tritrophic Interactions

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

Host plant driven transcriptome plasticity in the salivary glands of the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni)

Loren J. Rivera-Vega, David A. Galbraith, Christina M. Grozinger, Gary Felton, 2017, PloS one

High-Impact 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 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 Frazier Tooker, Kelli Hoover, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary Felton, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15728-15733

Plants on early alert

Michelle Peiffer, John Frazier Tooker, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary Felton, 2009, New Phytologist on p. 644-656

Role of trichomes in defense against herbivores

Donglan Tian, John Frazier Tooker, Michelle Peiffer, Seung Ho Chung, Gary Felton, 2012, Planta on p. 1053-1066

Salivary glucose oxidase from caterpillars mediates the induction of rapid and delayed-induced defenses in the tomato plant

Donglan Tian, Michelle Peiffer, Erica Shoemaker, John Frazier Tooker, Eric Haubruge, Frederic Francis, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary Felton, 2012, PloS one

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

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 Felton, Eric Haubruge, 2011, Nature communications

Do caterpillars secrete "oral secretions"?

Michelle Peiffer, Gary Felton, 2009, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 326-335

ATP hydrolyzing salivary enzymes of caterpillars suppress plant defenses

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

Insect eggs can enhance wound response in plants

Jinwon Kim, John Frazier Tooker, Dawn S. Luthe, Consuelo M De Moraes, Gary Felton, 2012, PloS one