James Tumlinson

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology

James Tumlinson

Research Summary

Insect chemical ecology. Plant-insect interactions. Insect attractants.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Zea Mays Herbivory Parasites Pathogens Pesticides Herbivores Jasmonic Acid Volatile Organic Compounds Insects Eastern Africa Corn Fatty Acids Honey Bees Viruses Amino Acids Apis Mellifera Malaria Oviposition Kenya Honey Bees Sesquiterpenoids Caterpillar Insect Larvae Genes

Most Recent Papers

Herbivorous caterpillars can utilize three mechanisms to alter green leaf volatile emission

Anne C. Jones, Irmgard H. Seidl-Adams, Jurgen Engelberth, Charles T. Hunter, Hans Alborn, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2019, Environmental Entomology on p. 419-425

From Acetoin to (Z)-3-Hexen-1-ol

Tristan M. Cofer, Irmgard H. Seidl-Adams, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2018, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The impact of hive type on the behavior and health of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Kenya

Alexander McMenamin, Fiona Mumoki, Maryann Frazier, Joseph Kilonzo, Bernard Mweu, Tracey Baumgarten, Harland Martin Patch, Baldwyn Torto, Daniel Masiga, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Christina M. Grozinger, Elliud Muli, 2017, Apidologie on p. 703-715

Elevated carbon dioxide reduces emission of herbivore-induced volatiles in Zea mays

Anna Block, Martha M. Vaughan, Shawn A. Christensen, Hans T. Alborn, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2017, Plant Cell and Environment on p. 1725-1734

Variation in the Volatile Profiles of Black and Manchurian Ash in Relation to Emerald Ash Borer Oviposition Preferences

Chad M. Rigsby, Nathaniel B. McCartney, Daniel A. Herms, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Don Cipollini, 2017, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 831-842

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

Daniel H. Craighead, Nathaniel B. McCartney, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Lacy Marie Alexander, 2017, Microvascular Research on p. 43-47

The invasive American weed parthenium hysterophorus can negatively impact malaria control in Africa

Vincent O. Nyasembe, Xavier Cheseto, Fatma Kaplan, Woodbridge A. Foster, Peter E.A. Teal, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Christian Borgemeister, Baldwyn Torto, 2015, PloS one

A small, differentially regulated family of farnesyl diphosphate synthases in maize (Zea mays) provides farnesyl diphosphate for the biosynthesis of herbivore-induced sesquiterpenes

Annett Richter, Irmgard H. Seidl-Adams, Tobias G. Köllner, Claudia Schaff, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Jörg Degenhardt, 2015, Planta on p. 1351-1361

Emission of herbivore elicitor-induced sesquiterpenes is regulated by stomatal aperture in maize (Zea mays) seedlings

Irmgard H. Seidl-Adams, A. Richter, K. B. Boomer, N. Yoshinaga, J. Degenhardt, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2015, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 23-34

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

Elliud Muli, Harland Martin Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Christina M. Grozinger, 2014, PloS one

High-Impact Papers

Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors

Eric A. Schmelz, Jurgen Engelberth, Hans T. Alborn, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Peter E.A. Teal, 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 653-657

The maize lipoxygenase, ZmLOX10, mediates green leaf volatile, jasmonate and herbivore-induced plant volatile production for defense against insect attack

Shawn A. Christensen, Andriy Nemchenko, Eli Borrego, Ian Murray, Islam S. Sobhy, Liz Bosak, Stacy Deblasio, Matthias Erb, Christelle A.M. Robert, Kathy A. Vaughn, Cornelia Herrfurth, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Ivo Feussner, David Jackson, Ted C.J. Turlings, Jurgen Engelberth, Christian Nansen, Robert Meeley, Michael V. Kolomiets, 2013, Plant Journal on p. 59-73

Plants on Constant Alert

Renuka Shivaji, Alberto Camas, Arunkanth Ankala, Jurgen Engelberth, James Homer Tumlinson, III, W. Paul Williams, Jeff R. Wilkinson, Dawn S. Luthe, 2010, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 179-191

Odorants that induce hygienic behavior in honeybees

Jodi A.I. Swanson, Baldwyn Torto, Stephen A. Kells, Karen A. Mesce, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Marla Spivak, 2009, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1108-1116

Behavioural response of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to host plant volatiles and synthetic blends

Vincent O. Nyasembe, Peter Ea Teal, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Baldwyn Torto, 2012, Parasites and Vectors

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

Elliud Muli, Harland Martin Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Christina M. Grozinger, 2014, PloS one

Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in lepidopteran caterpillars

Naoko Yoshinaga, Hans T. Alborn, Tomoaki Nakanishi, David M. Suckling, Ritsuo Nishida, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Naoki Mori, 2010, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 319-325

Pea Aphids, Acyrthosiphon Pisum, Suppress Induced Plant Volatiles in Broad Bean, Vicia Faba

Ezra G. Schwartzberg, Katalin Böröczky, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2011, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1055-1062

Behavioral evidence for a contact sex pheromone component of the emerald ash borer, agrilus planipennis fairmaire

Jonathan P. Lelito, Katalin Böröczky, Tappey H. Jones, Ivich Fraser, Victor C. Mastro, James Homer Tumlinson, III, Thomas Charles Baker, 2009, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 104-110

Aphid honeydew alters plant defence responses

Ezra G. Schwartzberg, James Homer Tumlinson, III, 2014, Functional Ecology on p. 386-394