Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology

Kelli Hoover

Research Summary

Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Genes Larva Baculoviridae Insects Viruses Coleoptera Bacteria Anoplophora Glabripennis Beetles Digestive System Insect Genome Lignocellulose Sampling Larvae Enzymes Insecta Lignin Infection Beetle Herbivory Pests Visual Perception Fulgoridae Spodoptera Frugiperda

Most Recent Papers

Baculoviruses hijack the visual perception of their caterpillar hosts to induce climbing behaviour thus promoting virus dispersal

Xiaoming Liu, Zhiqiang Tian, Limei Cai, Zhongjian Shen, J. P. Michaud, Lin Zhu, Shuo Yan, Vera I.D. Ros, Kelli Hoover, Zhen Li, Songdou Zhang, Xiaoxia Liu, 2022, Molecular Ecology on p. 2752-2765

Insect Visitors of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) (Rosales

Rachel McLaughlin, Joseph Keller, Elizabeth Wagner, David Biddinger, Christina Grozinger, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Environmental Entomology on p. 471-481

Erratum

Osariyekemwen Uyi, Joseph A. Keller, Anne Johnson, David Long, Brian Walsh, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Environmental Entomology on p. 303

Concerted impacts of antiherbivore defenses and opportunistic Serratia pathogens on the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Charles J. Mason, Michelle Peiffer, Abbi St Clair, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Oecologia on p. 167-178

Spotted Lanternfly (Hemiptera

D. D. Calvin, J. Keller, J. Rost, B. Walsh, D. Biddinger, K. Hoover, B. Treichler, A. Johnson, R. T. Roush, 2021, Environmental Entomology on p. 1490-1504

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

Performance and host association of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) among common woody ornamentals

Osariyekemwen Uyi, Joseph A. Keller, Emelie Swackhamer, Kelli Hoover, 2021, Scientific Reports

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

Salicinoid phenolics reduce adult Anoplophora glabripennis (Cerambicidae

Charles J. Mason, Kennedy Rubert-Nason, Richard L. Lindroth, Juan Shi, Kelli Hoover, 2021, Arthropod-Plant Interactions on p. 127-136

Dispersion patterns and sample size estimates for egg masses of spotted lanternfly (Hemiptera

J. Keller, J. Rost, K. Hoover, J. Urban, H. Leach, M. Porras, B. Walsh, M. Bosold, D. Calvin, 2020, Environmental Entomology on p. 1462-1472

Most-Cited Papers

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

Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface

Duane D. McKenna, Erin D. Scully, Yannick Pauchet, Kelli Hoover, Roy Kirsch, Scott M. Geib, Robert F. Mitchell, Robert M. Waterhouse, Seung Joon Ahn, Deanna Arsala, Joshua B. Benoit, Heath Blackmon, Tiffany Bledsoe, Julia H. Bowsher, André Busch, Bernarda Calla, Hsu Chao, Anna K. Childers, Christopher Childers, Dave J. Clarke, Lorna Cohen, Jeffery P. Demuth, Huyen Dinh, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni, Amanda Dolan, Jian J. Duan, Shannon Dugan, Markus Friedrich, Karl M. Glastad, Michael A.D. Goodisman, Stephanie Haddad, Yi Han, Daniel S.T. Hughes, Panagiotis Ioannidis, J. Spencer Johnston, Jeffery W. Jones, Leslie A. Kuhn, David R. Lance, Chien Yueh Lee, Sandra L. Lee, Han Lin, Jeremy A. Lynch, Armin P. Moczek, Shwetha C. Murali, Donna M. Muzny, David R. Nelson, Subba R. Palli, Kristen A. Panfilio, Dan Pers, Monica F. Poelchau, Honghu Quan, Jiaxin Qu, Ann M. Ray, Joseph P. Rinehart, Hugh M. Robertson, Richard Roehrdanz, Andrew J. Rosendale, Seunggwan Shin, Christian Silva, Alex S. Torson, Iris M.Vargas Jentzsch, John H. Werren, Kim C. Worley, George Yocum, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, Richard A. Gibbs, Stephen Richards, 2016, Genome Biology

Cross-species transmission of honey bee viruses in associated arthropods

Abby L. Levitt, Rajwinder Singh, Diana L. Cox-Foster, Edwin Rajotte, Kelli Hoover, Nancy Ostiguy, Edward C. Holmes, 2013, Virus Research on p. 232-240

Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera

P. S. Meng, K. Hoover, M. A. Keena, 2015, Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Metagenomic Profiling Reveals Lignocellulose Degrading System in a Microbial Community Associated with a Wood-Feeding Beetle

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, Kelli Hoover, Ming Tien, Susannah G. Tringe, Kerrie W. Barry, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Mansi Chovatia, Joshua R. Herr, John E. Carlson, 2013, PLoS One on p. e73827

Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood feeding beetles

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, John E. Carlson, Ming Tien, Duane McKenna, Kelli Hoover, 2014, BMC Genomics

Fall armyworm-associated gut bacteria modulate plant defense responses

Flor E. Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Ching Wen Tan, Bruce A. Stanley, Anne Stanley, Jie Wang, Asher G. Jones, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Dawn Luthe, Gary Felton, 2017, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions on p. 127-137

Baculoviruses and other occluded insect viruses

Robert Harrison, Kelli Hoover, 2012, on p. 73-131

Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-Induced Hyperactivity Is a Conserved Strategy of a Subset of BaculoViruses to Manipulate Lepidopteran Host Behavior

Stineke van Houte, Vera I.D. Ros, Tom G. Mastenbroek, Nadia J. Vendrig, Kelli Hoover, Jeroen Spitzen, Monique M. van Oers, 2012, PLoS One

Host plant species determines symbiotic bacterial community mediating suppression of plant defenses

Seung Ho Chung, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, Scott M. Geib, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2017, Scientific Reports

News Articles Featuring Kelli Hoover

Penn State Extension publication offers guidance on managing spotted lanternfly

A new publication from Penn State Extension is a must-read for those who want the latest information about the spotted lanternfly. Authored by scientists and extension educators in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide features comprehensive information, illustrations, charts and photos on the pest’s biology, behavior, plant damage and management, as well as a brief overview of ongoing research.

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.

National society to recognize two Penn State entomologists

Two entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will receive prestigious awards from the Entomological Society of America during its 2021 annual meeting.

Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot

Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees — such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer — Penn State researchers have continued to study another damaging pest, the Asian longhorned beetle.

Plants defend against insects by inducing 'leaky gut syndrome'

Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome" — permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten, according to researchers at Penn State.