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

Most Recent Papers

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

Ikkei Shikano, Qinjian Pan, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1-10

Correction

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

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. 1-10

Symbiotic polydnavirus of a parasite manipulates caterpillar and plant immunity

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Flor E. Acevedo, Gary W. 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 A. Stanley, Anne Stanley, Gary W. 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 W. Felton, 2018, New Phytologist on p. 310-321

Tritrophic Interactions

Ikkei Shikano, Cristina Rosa, Ching Wen Tan, Gary W. 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 W. Felton, 2017, PloS one

Quantitative proteomic analysis of the fall armyworm saliva

Flor E. Acevedo, Bruce A. Stanley, Anne Stanley, Michelle Peiffer, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2017, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on p. 81-92

Helicoverpa zea gut-associated bacteria indirectly induce defenses in tomato by triggering a salivary elicitor(s)

Jie Wang, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Rensen Zeng, Gary W. Felton, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 1294-1306

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 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

Plants on early alert

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

Role of trichomes in defense against herbivores

Donglan Tian, John Tooker, Michelle Peiffer, Seung Ho Chung, Gary W. 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 Tooker, Eric Haubruge, Frederic Francis, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2012, PLoS One

Survey of a salivary effector in caterpillars

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

Do caterpillars secrete "oral secretions"?

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

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

ATP hydrolyzing salivary enzymes of caterpillars suppress plant defenses

Shuang Wu, Michelle Peiffer, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2012, PLoS One

Insect eggs can enhance wound response in plants

Jinwon Kim, John F. Tooker, Dawn S. Luthe, Consuelo M. De Moraes, Gary W. Felton, 2012, PLoS One