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CASSONE BJ, Grove HC, Kurbacha N, Geronimo P, LeMoine CMR. 2021. Fat on Plastic: metabolic consequences of an LDPE diet in the fat body of the greater wax moth larvae (Galleria mellonella). Journal of Hazardous Materials. Accepted.   


Koloski CW, CASSONE BJ. 2022. Transcriptomic profiling of Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) provides insights into the role of the Haller’s organ in spatial DEET recognition. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 13(1): 101827. 


Drahun I, Wiebe KF, Gohl P, Koloski CW, Koiter AJ, van Herk WG, CASSONE BJ. 2021. Three years of surveillance associates agro-environmental factors with wireworm infestations in Manitoba, Canada. Pest Management Science. 

Drahun I, Wiebe KF, Koloski CW, van Herk WG, CASSONE BJ. 2021. Genetic structure and population demographics of Hypnoidus bicolor (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in the Canadian prairies. Pest Management Science. 77(5): 2282-2291. 


Koloski CW, Drahun I, CASSONE BJ. 2021. Occurrence of the mosquito Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae) beyond its most northwestern range limits in Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Medical Entomology 58(4): 1958-1961.


Díaz Cruz G, CASSONE BJ. Amplicon sequencing reveals extensive co-infections of foliar pathogens in soybean. Plant Disease 105(1): 127-133.




LeMoine CMR, Grove HC, Smith CM, CASSONE BJ. A very hungry caterpillar: polyethylene metabolism and lipid homeostasis in larvae of the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella). Environmental Science & Technology. 54(22): 14706-14715.


Koloski CW, Duncan, CAM, Rutherford PL, CASSONE BJ. Natural insensitivity and the effects of concentration on the repellency and survival of American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) by DEET. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 82(2): 379-395.


Kurchaba N, CASSONE BJ, Northam C, Ardelli BF, LeMoine CMR. Effects of MP polyethylene microparticles on microbiome and inflammatory response of larval zebrafish. Toxics. 8: 55.


CASSONE BJ, Grove HC, Elebute OO, Villanueva SM, LeMoine CMR. Role of the intestinal microbiome in low-density polyethylene degradation by larvae of greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 287: 20200112.


Wiebe KF, Elebute OO, LeMoine CMR, CASSONE BJ. A day in the life: identification of developmentally regulated microRNAs in the Colorado potato beetle  (Leptinotarsa decemlineata). Journal of Economic Entomology (Accepted).

Wenger JA*, CASSONE BJ*, Legeai F, Johnston SJ, Bansal R, Yates AD, Coates BS, Pavinato VAC, Michel AP. Whole genome sequence of the soybean aphid Aphis glycines. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

            *Authors contributed equally




Díaz Cruz G, Smith CM, Wiebe KF, Villanueva SM, Klonowski A, CASSONE BJ. Applications of next generation sequencing for large scale pathogen diagnoses in soybean. Plant Disease. In press.


Koloski CW, LeMoine CMR, Klonowski AR, Smith CM, CASSONE BJ. Molecular evidence for the inhibition of cytochrome P450s and cholinesterases in ticks by the repellent DEET. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. In press.

Million CR, Wijeratne S, CASSONE BJ, Lee S, Mian MAR, McHale LK, Dorrance AE. Hybrid genome assembly aids characterization and identification of candidate genes in a major quantitative disease resistance locus towards Fusarium graminearum in soybean. The Plant Genome. In press.



LeMoine CMR, Kelleher BM, Lagarde R, Northam C, Elebute OO, CASSONE BJ. Transcriptional effects of polyethylene microplastics ingestion in developing zebrafish. Environmental Pollution. In press.


Gedling CR, Smith CM, LeMoine CMR, CASSONE BJ. The Mexican bean beetle (Epilachna varivestis) regurgitome and insights into beetle-borne virus specificity. PLoS ONE 13(1):e0192003.


Díaz Cruz G, Smith CM, Wiebe KF, Charette JM, CASSONE BJ. First Report of Brome mosaic virus infecting soybean, isolated in Manitoba, Canada. Plant Disease 102(2):460.

Díaz Cruz G, CASSONE BJ. A tale of survival: molecular defense mechanisms of soybean to overcome Soybean mosaic virus infection. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 102:79-87.




Smith CM, Gedling CR, Wiebe KF, CASSONE BJ. A sweet story: Bean pod mottle virus transmission dynamics by Mexican bean beetles (Epilachna varivestis). Genome Biology and Evolution 9(3):714-725.


Díaz Cruz G, Smith CM, Wiebe KF, CASSONE BJ. First complete genome sequence of Tobacco necrosis virus D isolated from North America. Genome Announcements 5(32):e00781-17.


CASSONE BJ, Kay RGG, Daugherty MP, White BJ. Comparative transcriptomics of malaria mosquito testes: function, evolution, and linkage. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics 7(4):1127-1136.


Lee S, CASSONE BJ, Wijeratne A, Jun T-H, Michel AP, Mian MAR. Transcriptomic dynamics in soybean near-isogenic lines differing in alleles for an aphid resistance gene, following infestation by soybean aphid biotype 2. BMC Genomics 18:472.



Han J, Domier LL, CASSONE BJ, Dorrance AE, Qu F. Assessment of common soybean-infecting viruses in Ohio, USA though multi-site sampling and high throughout sequencing. Plant Health Progress 17:133-140.


Esquivel CJ, CASSONE BJ, Piermarini PM. A de novo transcriptome of the Malpighian tubules in non-blood-fed and blood-fed Asian tiger mosquitoes Aedes albopictus: insights into diuresis, detoxification, and blood meal processing. PeerJ 10(4):e1784.



CASSONE BJ, Wenger JA, Michel AP. Whole genome sequence of the soybean aphid endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola and genetic differentiation among biotype-specific strains. Journal of Genomics 3:85-94.


Bansal R, Mittapelly P, CASSONE BJ, Mamidala P, Redinbaugh MG, Michel AP. Recommended reference genes for quantitative PCR analysis in soybean have variable stabilities during diverse biotic stresses. PloS ONE 10(8):e0134890.


CASSONE BJ, Redinbaugh MG, Dorrance AE, Michel AP. Shifts in Buchnera aphidicola population growth in soybean aphids (Aphis glycines) feeding on virus-infected soybean. Insect Molecular Biology 24(4):422-431.


Mahuku G, Lockhart BE, Wanjala B, Jones MW, Kimunye JN, Stewart LR, CASSONE BJ, et al. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN), an emerging threat to maize-based food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Phytopathology 105(7):956-965.



CASSONE BJ, Cisneros Carter FM, Michel AP, Stewart LR, Redinbaugh MG. Genetic insights into Graminella nigrifrons competence for Maize fine streak virus infection and transmission. PLoS ONE 9(11):e113529.


CASSONE BJ, Michel AP, Stewart LR, Bansal R, Mian MAR, Redinbaugh MG. Reduction in fecundity and shifts in cellular processes by a native virus on an invasive insect. Genome Biology and Evolution 6(4):873-885.


CASSONE BJ, Kamdem C, Cheng C, Tan JC, Hahn MW, Costantini C, Besansky NJ. Gene expression divergence between malaria vector sibling species Anopheles gambiae and An. coluzzii from rural and urban Yaoundé Cameroon. Molecular Ecology 23(9):2242-2259.


Stewart LR, Teplier R, Todd JC, Jones MW, CASSONE BJ, Wijeratne S, Wjeratne A, Redinbaugh MG. Viruses in maize and Johnsongrass in southern Ohio. Phytopathology 12:1360-1369.


CASSONE BJ, Wijeratne S, Michel AP, Stewart LR, Chen Y, Yan P, Redinbaugh MG. Virus-independent and common transcriptome responses of leafhopper vectors feeding on maize infected with semi-persistently and persistent propagatively transmitted viruses. BMC Genomics 15:133.


Esquivel CJ, CASSONE BJ, Piermarini PM. Transcriptomic evidence for a dramatic functional transition of the malpighian tubules after a blood meal in the Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(6):e2929.


CASSONE BJ, Chen Z, Chiera J, Stewart LR, Redinbaugh MG. Responses of highly resistant and susceptible maize to vascular puncture infection inoculation with Maize dwarf mosaic virus. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 86C:19-27.


2013 - ​

Chen Y, CASSONE BJ, Bai X, Redinbaugh MG, Michel AP (2012). Transcriptome of the plant virus vector Graminella nigrifrons, and the molecular interactions of Maize fine streak rhabdovirus transmission. PLoS ONE 7(7):e40613.

CASSONE BJ, Malloy MJ, Cheng C, Tan JC, Hahn MW, Besansky NJ (2011). Divergent transcriptional response to thermal stress by Anopheles gambiae larvae carrying alternative arrangements of inversion 2La. Molecular Ecology 20(12):2567-2580.

CASSONE BJ, Mouline K, Hahn MW, White BJ, Pombi M, Simard F, Costantini C, Besansky NJ (2008). Differential gene expression in incipient species of Anopheles gambiae. Molecular Ecology 17:2491-2504.


White BJ, Hahn MW, Pombi M, CASSONE BJ, Lobo NF, Simard F, Besansky NJ (2007). Localization of candidate regions maintaining a common polymorphic inversion (2La) in Anopheles gambiae. PLoS Genetics 3:2404-2414.


CASSONE BJ, Boulding EG (2006). Genetic structure and phylogeography of the lined shore crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes, along the northeastern and western Pacific Coasts. Marine Biology 149:213-226.

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