Armbruster Lab at Georgetown University

Publications

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Batz, Z.B.*, A.C. Goff, and P.A. Armbruster. 2017.  MicroRNAs are differentially abundant during Aedes albopictus diapause maintenance but not diapause induction.  Insect Molecular Biology, doi: 10.1111/imb.12332
  
Mogi, M., P. A. Armbruster, N. Tuno, C. Aranda, and H. S. Yong. 2017. The climate range expansion of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Asia inferred from the distribution of albopictus subgroup species of Aedes (Stegomyia). Journal of Medical Entomology, doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx156

Kotsakiozi, P.,  J.B. Richardson, G. Favia, A.J. Martins, S. Urbanelli, P.A. Armbruster, and A. Caccone. 2017. Population genomics of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus : insights into the recent worldwide invasion. Ecology and Evolution, in press.

Huestis, D.L., M.L. Artis, P.A. Armbruster, and T. Lehmann. 2017.  Effects of photoperiod on longevity of two Sahelian Anophelines. Parasites and Vectors, in press. 

Huang, X., Chen X.G. and Armbruster, P.A. 2016. Comparative performance of transcriptome assembly methods for non-model organisms. BMC Genomics, 17:523

Armbruster, P.A. 2016.  Photoperiodic diapause and the establishment of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in North America.  Journal of Medical Entomology, 53:1013-1023.

Denlinger, D.L. and Armbruster, P.A.  2016. Physiology of mosquito diapause. In: A. Raikhel, editor, Advances in Insect Physiology, v.51, pp. 329-361.  Oxford: Academic  Press.

Chen, X.G., X.T. Jian, J.B. Gu, M. Xu, Y. Wu, Y.H. Deng, C. Zhang, M. Bonizzoni, W. Dermauw, J. Vontas, P.A. Armbruster, X. Huang*, Y.L. Land, H. Zhang, W.M. He, H.J. Peng, Y.F. Liu, K. Wu, J.H. Chen, L. Lirakis, P. Topalis, T. Van Leeuewen, A.B. Hall, X.F. Jiang, C. Thorpe, R.L. Mueller, C. Sun, R.M. Waterhouse, G.Y. Yan, Z. Tu, X.D. Fang, and A.A. James.  2015.  Genome sequence of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics and evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112:E5907-E5915.

Huang, X. *, Poelchau, M.F., Armbruster, P.A. 2015. Global transcriptional dynamics of diapause induction in non-blood-fed and blood-fed Aedes albopictus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9:e0003724

Mogi, M., Armbruster, P.A., Tuno, N., Campos, R., Eritja, R. 2015. Simple indices provide insight to climate attributes delineating the geographic range of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) prior to worldwide invasion.  Journal of Medical Entomology, 52:647-657.

Poelchau, M.F., Goff, A.*, Huang, X.*, Reynolds, J.A., and Armbruster, P.A. 2014. An experimental and bioinformatic protocol for RNA-Seq analysis of photoperiodic diapause in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Journal of Visualized Experiments, Nov 30;(93):e51961 .

Denlinger, D.L. and Armbruster, P.A. 2014. Mosquito diapause. Annual Review of Entomology, 59:73-93.

Poelchau M.F., Reynolds J.A., Elsik C.G., Denlinger D.L., Armbruster P.A. 2013. RNA-Seq reveals ealy distinctions and late convergence of gene expression between diapause and quiescence in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216:4082-4090.

Dowling Z., Ladeau, S.L. Armbruster, P.A., Biehler, D., Leisnham, P.T. 2013. Socioeconomic status affects mosquito (Diptera:Culicidae) larval habitat type availability and infestation level. Journal of Medical Entomolology, 50:764-772.

Poelchau M.F., Reynolds J.A., Elsik C.G., Denlinger D.L., Armbruster P.A. 2013. Deep sequencing reveals complex mechanisms of diapuase preparation in the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280:1759.

Poelchau M.F., Reynolds J.A., Elsik C.G., Denlinger D.L., Armbruster P.A. 2013. Transcriptome sequencing as a platform to elucidate molecular components of the diapause response in Aedes albopictus. Physioogical Entomology, 38:173-181.

Dowling Z., Armbruster P.A, LaDeau S.L., DeCotiis M.*, Mottley J.*, Leisnham P.T. 2013. Linking mosquito infestation to resident socioeconomic status, knowledge and source reduction practices in suburban Washington, DC. EcoHealth 10:36-47.

Mogi, M., P.A. Armbruster and D.M. Fonseca. 2012. Analyses of the northern distributional limit of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) with a simple thermal index. Journal of Medical Entomology, 49:1233-1243.

Reynolds, J.A., M.F. Poelchau, Z. Rahman**, P.A. Armbruster and D. Denlinger. 2012. Transcript profiling reveals mechanisms for lipid conservation during diapause in the mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58:966-973.

Summa, K.**, J.M. Urbanski*, X. Zhao, M.F. Poelchau and P.A. Armbruster. 2012. Cloning and sequence analysis of the circadian clock genes period and timeless in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 49:777-782.

Urbanski*, J., M. Mogi, D. O'Donnell, M. DeCotiis**, T. Toma and P.A. Armbruster. 2012. Rapid adaptive evolution of photoperiodic response during invasion and range expansion across a climatic gradient. The American Naturalist, 179:490-500.

Poelchau, M., J. Reynolds, D. Denlinger, C. Elsik and P.A. Armbruster. 2011. A de novo transcriptome of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, to identify candidate transcripts for diapause preparation. BMC Genomics 12(1):619.

Urbanski*, J. M., J. B. Benoit, M. R. Michaud, D. L. Denlinger and P.A. Armbruster. 2010. The molecular basis of increased desiccation resistance during diapause in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 277:2683-2692.

Urbanski*, J.M., A. Aruda** and P. Armbruster. 2010. A transcriptional element of the diapause program in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, identified by suppressive subtractive hybridization. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56:1147-1154.

O'Donnell*, D.L. and P. Armbruster. 2010. Inbreeding depression affects life-history traits but not susceptibility to infection by Plasmodium gallinaceum in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Infection, Genetics and Evolution,10:669-677.

Hueffer, K., P. Armbruster, C. Daehler, M. Ferzli, J. Godwin, C. Mulder and A. Sherwood. 2010. Species interactions along a continuum: the Fig Wasp mutualism. EcoEdNet (http://esa.org/ecoed/index.php?P=FullRecord&ID=318).

O'Donnell*, D.L. and P. Armbruster. 2009. Evolutionary differentiation of fitness traits across local and regional geographic scales in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 102:1135-1144.

Armbruster, P., M. Patel, E. Johnson and M. Weiss. 2009. Active learning and student-centered pedagogy improve student attitudes and performance in introductory biology. CBE Life Sciences Education, 8:203-213.

Armbruster, P., S. White, J. Dzundza**, J. Crawford and X. Zhao. 2009. Identification of genes encoding atypical odorant-binding proteins in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 46:271-280.

Armbruster, P. 2008. The sun rises (slowly) on Darwinian medicine. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23:422-423. (book review)

O'Donnell*, D.L. and P. Armbruster. 2007. Comparison of larval foraging behavior of Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 44:984-989.

Armbruster, P. and J.E. Conn. 2006. Geographic variation of larval growth in North American Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99:1234-1243.

Armbruster, P., and D.H. Reed. 2005. Inbreeding depression in benign and stressful environments. Heredity 95:235-242.

McCleery, R.H., R.A. Pettifor, P. Armbruster, K. Meyer, B. Sheldon, and C.M. Perrins. 2004. Components of variance underlying fitness in a natural population of the great tit, Parus major. American Naturalist 164: E62-E72.

Armbruster, P., W. E. J. Damsky**, R. Giordano, J. Birungi, L. E. Munstermann, and J. E. Conn. 2003. Infection of New- and Old-World Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) by the intracellular parasite Wolbachia: implications for host mitochondrial DNA evolution. Journal of Medical Entomology 40:356-360.

Armbruster, P., and R.A. Hutchinson. 2002. Pupal mass and wing length as indicators of fecundity in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and Aedes geniculatus (Oliver) (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 39: 699-704.

Armbruster, P. R.A. Hutchinson, and P. Cotgreave. 2002. Factors influencing community structure in a South American tank bromeliad fauna. Oikos 96: 225-234.

Armbruster, P., W.E. Bradshaw, K. Ruegg**, and C.M. Holzpapfel. 2001. Geographic variation and the evolution of reproductive allocation in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Evolution 55: 439-404.

Armbruster, P., R.A. Hutchinson, and T. Linvell*. 2000. Equivalent inbreeding depression under laboratory and field conditions in a tree-hole breeding mosquito. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267:1939-1945.

Armbruster, P., W.E. Bradshaw, A.L. Steiner**, and C.M. Holzapfel. 1999. Evolutionary responses to environmental stress by the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Heredity 83:509-519.

Armbruster, P., P. Fernando, and R. Lande. 1999. Time frames for population viability analysis of species with long generations: An example with Asian elephants. Animal Conservation 2:69-73.

Armbruster, P., W.E. Bradshaw, and C.M. Holzapfel. 1998. Effects of postglacial range expansion on allozyme and quantitative genetic variation of the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Evolution 52:1697-1704.

Bradshaw, W. E., P. Armbruster, and C. M. Holzapfel. 1998. Fitness consequences of hibernal diapause in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Ecology 79:1458-1462.

Armbruster, P., W.E. Bradshaw, and C. M. Holzapfel. 1997. Evolution of the genetic architecture underlying fitness in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Evolution 51:451-458.

Armbruster, P., and R. Lande. 1993. A population viability analysis for African elephant (Loxodonta africana): How big should reserves be? Conservation Biology 7:602-610.