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.

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Publication Tags

Herbivores Insects Saliva Herbivory Enzymes Bacteria Larva Glucose Oxidase Lycopersicon Esculentum Tomatoes Proteins Insecta Jasmonic Acid Genes Microorganisms Herbivore Insect Larvae Hemiptera Apyrase Water Trichomes Zea Mays Fitness Immune Response Adenosine Triphosphate

Most Recent Papers

Effects of maize (Zea mays) genotypes and microbial sources in shaping fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) gut bacterial communities

Charles J. Mason, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2021, Scientific Reports

Selection for high levels of resistance to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) in Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) using non-transgenic foliar delivery

Swati Mishra, James Dee, William Moar, Jodi Dufner-Beattie, James Baum, Naymã Pinto Dias, Andrei Alyokhin, Aaron Buzza, Silvia I. Rondon, Mark Clough, Sandy Menasha, Russell Groves, Justin Clements, Ken Ostlie, Gary Felton, Tim Waters, William E. Snyder, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, 2021, Scientific Reports

Influence of plant physical and anatomical characteristics on the ovipositional preference of Orius sauteri (hemiptera

Liu Zhang, Zifang Qin, Pingping Liu, Yue Yin, Gary W. Felton, Wangpeng Shi, 2021, Insects

Changes in tolerance and resistance of a plant to insect herbivores under variable water availability

Po An Lin, Sulav Paudel, Amin Afzal, Nancy L. Shedd, Gary W. Felton, 2021, Environmental and Experimental Botany

Silicon-Mediated Enhancement of Herbivore Resistance in Agricultural Crops

Flor E. Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Swayamjit Ray, Ching Wen Tan, Gary W. Felton, 2021, Frontiers in Plant Science

Changes in arthropod community but not plant quality benefit a specialist herbivore on plants under reduced water availability

Po An Lin, Chia Ming Liu, Jia Ang Ou, Cheng Han Sun, Wen Po Chuang, Chuan Kai Ho, Natsuko Kinoshita, Gary W. Felton, 2021, Oecologia on p. 383-396

Host permissiveness to baculovirus influences time-dependent immune responses and fitness costs

Qinjian Pan, Ikkei Shikano, Gary W. Felton, Tong Xian Liu, Kelli Hoover, 2021, Insect Science on p. 103-114

Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release

Po-An Lin, Yintong Chen, Duverney Chaverra-Rodriguez, Chan Heu, Bin Zainuddin, Nursyafiqi, Jagdeep Sidhu, Jagdeep Sidhu, Michelle Peiffer, Michelle Peiffer, Ching-Wen Tan, Ching-Wen Tan, Anjel Helms, Anjel Helms, Donghun Kim, Donghun Kim, Jared Ali, Jared Ali, J Rasgon, J Rasgon, J Lynch, J Lynch, C Anderson, C Anderson, G Felton, G Felton, 2021, New Phytologist


Akiko Sugio, Gary W. Felton, David Giron, Isgouhi Kaloshian, 2020, Frontiers in Plant Science

Top-down effects from parasitoids may mediate plant defence and plant fitness

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle L. Peiffer, Jared G. Ali, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2020, Functional Ecology on p. 1767-1778

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

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

Cues from chewing insects - the intersection of DAMPs, HAMPs, MAMPs and effectors

Flor E. Acevedo, Loren J. Rivera-Vega, Seung Ho Chung, Swayamjit Ray, Gary W. Felton, 2015, Current Opinion in Plant Biology on p. 80-86

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

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

Tritrophic Interactions

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

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

Michelle Peiffer, Gary W. Felton, 2014, PLoS One

Priming of antiherbivore defensive responses in plants

Jinwon Kim, Gary Felton, 2013, Insect Science on p. 273-285

ATP hydrolyzing salivary enzymes of caterpillars suppress plant defenses

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