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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology



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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennesseeís number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UTís Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


Recent Publications

Intestinal regeneration as an insect resistance mechanism to entomopathogenic bacteria.  Castagnola, A., and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2016.  Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 15, June 2016, Pages 104-110.

Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Bacteria Glare, T., J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and M. O'Callaghan.  2016.  Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: from theory to practice, Chapter IV Lerry Lacey, Editor Academic Press.

Specificity determinants for Cry insecticidal proteins: Insights from their mode of action Jurat-Fuentes, J. L., and N. Crickmore.  2016.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.

Editorial overview: Pests and resistance: Resistance to Bt toxins in transgenic crops Siegfried, B., and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2016.  Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 15, 1 June 2016, Pages iv-vi.

MAPK Signaling Pathway Alters Expression of Midgut ALP and ABCC Genes and Causes Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac Toxin in Diamondback Moth Guo, Z., S. Kang, D. Chen, Q. Wu, S. Wang, W. Xie, X. Zhu, S. Baxter, X. Zhou, J. Jurat-Fuentes, and Y. Zhang.  2015.  PLoS Genetics, e1005124.

Field-evolved Mode 1 fall armyworm resistance to Bt corn associated with reduced Cry1Fa toxin binding and midgut alkaline phosphatase expression Jakka, S. R. K., L. Gong, J. Hasler, J. Banerjee, J. J. Sheets, K. Narva, C. A. Blanco, and J. Jurat-Fuentes.  2015.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Identification of a New cry1I-Type Gene as a Candidate for Gene Pyramiding in Corn To Control Ostrinia Species Larvae Zhao, C., J. Jurat-Fuentes, H. Abdelgaffar, H. Pan, F. Song, and J. Zhang.  2015.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 81 (11): 3699-3705.

Diversity of Bacillus thuringiensis crystal toxins and mechanism of action Adang, M., N. Crickmore, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2014.  Advances in Insect Physiology, Invited review, edited by T. Dhadialla and S. Gill Vol. 47: Insect Midgut and Insecticidal Proteins pp. 39-87.

Binding Site Concentration Explains the Differential Susceptibility of Chilo suppressalis and Sesamia inferens to Cry1A-Producing Rice Han, L., C. Han, Z. Liu, F. Chen, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, M. Hou, and Y. Peng.  2014.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(16): 5134-5140.

Cry toxin binding site models and their use in strategies to delay resistance evolution.  Jakka, S., J. Ferre, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2014.  CABI: Bt resistance: Molecular characterization and strategies for preserving effectiveness, Chapter 13.

Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) with field-evolved resistance to Bt maize are susceptible to Bt pesticides Jakka, S., V. Knight, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2014.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 122: 52-54.

Characterization of field evolved resistance to transgenic Cry1Fa maize in Spodoptera frugiperda.  Jakka, S. R. V.  2013.  Ph.D. Dissertation.