Michael R. Strand

Department of Entomology – University of Georgia


 Recent Publications from Michael Strand’s Lab:

  1. Strand, M.R., and G. R. Burke. 2015. The Polydnaviridae: from discovery to current insights. Virology. 0: 393-402.
  2. Strand, M. R. 2014. The study of parasitoid physiology begins to mature. Curr. Op. Insect Science. 6: vi-ix.
  3. Strand, M. R. 2014. Teratocytes and functions in parasitoids. Curr. Op. Insect Science. 6: 68-73.
  4. Hilyer, J. F., and M. R. Strand. 2014. Mosquito hemocyte-mediated immune responses. Curr. Op. Insect Science. 3: 14-21
  5. Burke, G. R., K. O. O. Walden, J. Whitfield, H. Robertson, and M. R. Strand. 2014. Widespread genome reorganization of an obligate virus mutualist. PLoS Genetics. 10: e10044660.
  6. Strand, M. R. and G. R. Burke. 2014. Polydnaviruses: nature’s genetic engineers. Annu. Rev. Virology. 1: 333-354.
  7. Bowker, C. L., K. G. Ross, and M. R. Strand. 2014. The metabolic enzyme phosphoglucose isomerase affects the outcome of intraspecific competition in a polyembryonic wasp. Ecol. Ent. 39: 648-655.
  8. Dunn, J., D. W. Dunn, M. R. Strand, and I. C. W. Hardy. 2014. Higher aggression towards closer relatives by soldier larvae in a polyembryonic wasp. Biol. Letters. 10, 20140229.
  9. Coon, K. L., K. J. Vogel, M. R. Brown, M. R. Strand. 2014. Mosquitoes rely on their gut microbiota for development. Mol. Ecol. 23: 2727-2739.
  10. Burke, G. R., and M. R. Strand. 2014. Systematic analysis of a wasp parasitism arsenal. Mol. Ecol. 23: 890-901.
  11. Vogel, K. D., M. R. Brown, and M. R. Strand. 2013. Phylogenetic investigation of peptide hormone and growth factor receptors in five dipteran genomes. Frontiers in Endocrinol. 4: 193 (doi: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00193).
  12. Dhara, A., J.-H. Eum, A. Robertson, M. Gulia-Nuss, K. J. Vogel, K. D. Clark, R. Graf, M. R. Brown and M. R. Strand. 2013. Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone functions independently of the insulin receptor in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. Insect Bich. Mol. Biol. 43: 1100-1108.
  13. Strand, M. R., and G. R. Burke. 2013. Polydnavirus-wasp associations: evolution, genome organization, and function. Curr. Opin. Virol. 3: 587-594.
  14. White, J. A., M. Giorgini, M. R. Strand, and F. Pennacchio. 2013. Arthropod symbiosis and evolution. In: Arthropod Biology and Evolution (Minelli, A. et al., Eds.). Springer-Verlag. Heidelberg. pp. 441-475.
  15. Burke, G. R., S. A. Thomas, J.-H. Eum, and M. R. Strand. 2013. Polydnaviruses share essential replication gene functions with pathogenic ancestors. PLoS Pathogens. 9: e1003348.
  16. Weldon, S. R., M. R. Strand, and K. M. Oliver. 2013. Phage loss and the breakdown of a defensive symbiosis in aphids. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 280: 20122103.
  17. Strand, M. R. 2013. Embryology. In: The Insects-Structure and Function, 5th S. Simpson and A. E. Douglas Eds. pp. 347-397. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  18. Strand, M. R. and Burke G. R. 2012. Polydnaviruses as symbionts and gene delivery systems. PLoS Pathogens. 8: e1002757.
  19. Bitra, K., R. J. Suderman and M. R. Strand. 2012. Polydnavirus Ank proteins function as IkB mimics that subvert the insect Imd signaling pathway. PLoS Pathogens. 8(5): e1002722.
  20. Burke, G. R. and M. R. Strand. 2012. Polydnaviruses of parasitic wasps: domestication of viruses to act as gene delivery vectors. Insects 3, 91-119.
  21. Burke, G. R. and M. R. Strand. 2012. Deep sequencing identifies viral and wasp genes with potential roles in replication of Microplitis demolitor J. Virol. 86, 3293-3306.
  22. Strand, M. R. and J.-M. Drezen. 2012. The Polydnaviridae. In: Virus Taxonomy: IXth Report on Viral Taxonomy and Classification, A. M. Q. King, M. J. Adams, E. B. Carstens, and E. J. Lefkowitz (eds.). pp. 268-278. Academic Press, Amsterdam.
  23. Strand, M. R. 2012. Polydnavirus gene products that interact with the host immune system. In: Polydnaviruses (Beckage, N.B., Drezen, J.-M. (eds.), pp. 149-157. Elsevier, San Diego, CA.
  24. Strand, M. R. 2012. Polydnavirus gene expression profiling: what we know now. In: Polydnaviruses (Beckage, N.B., Drezen, J.-M. (eds.) pp. 137-145. Elsevier, San Diego, CA. pp.
  25. Beck, M. R., S. Zhang, S. Bitra, G. R. Burke and M. R. Strand. 2011. The encapsidated genome of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus integrates into the host Pseudoplusia includens. Virol. 85, 11685-11696.
  26. Castillo, J., M. R. Brown, and M. R. Strand. 2011. Blood feeding and insulin peptide 3 stimulate proliferation of hemocytes in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. PLoS Pathogens. 7(10), e1002274.
  27. Bitra, K., S. Zhang, and M. R. Strand. 2011. Transcriptomic profiling of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus reveals host, tissue, and stage-specific patterns of activity. J. Gen. Virol. 92, 2060-2071.