Genetics and Genomics

Patil, A.A., Klobasa, W., Espinoza-Rivera, D., Baars, O. and Scott, M.J. (2023) Development of transgenic corn planthopper Peregrinus maidis that express the tetracycline transactivator. Insect Mol. Biol. in press.

Tandonnet, S., Krsticevic, F., Basika, T., Papathanos, P.A., Torres, T.T. and Scott, M.J. (2023) A chromosomal-scale reference genome of the New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. DNA Research, 30: dsac042.

Paulo, D.F., Williamson, M.E., Scott, M.J. (2022). CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in the New World screwworm and Australian sheep blowfly. In: “Applications of Genome Modulation and Editing”, (Verma, P.J., Sumer, H., Liu, J., eds), Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2495. Humana, New York, NY., hardcover ISBN: 978-1-0716-2300-8.

Kandul, N.P., Belikoff, E.J., Liu, J., Buchman, A., Li, F., Yamamoto, A., Yang, T., Shriner, I.,Scott, M.J.and Akbari, O.S. (2021) Genetically encoded CRISPR components yield efficient gene editing in the invasive pest, Drosophila suzukiiCRISPR J4: 739-751. doi:

Davis, R.J., Belikoff, E.J., Dickey, A.N., Scholl, E.H., Benoit, J.B. and Scott, M.J. (2021) Genome and transcriptome sequencing of the green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, reveals underlying factors of sheep flystrike and maggot debridement therapy. Genomics 113: 3978-3988.

Webster S.H. and Scott, M.J. (2021) The Aedes aegypti hsp83 gene promoter drives strong ubiquitous DsRed and ZsGreen marker expression in transgenic mosquitoes. J Medical Entomology,

Hickner, P.V., Mittapalli, O., Subramoniam, A., Sagel, A., Watson, W., Scott, M.J., Arp, A.P., Perez de Leon, A.A. and Zyed, S. (2020) Physiological and molecular correlates of the screwworm fly attraction to wound and animal odors. Scientific Reports, 10, no. 1 (2020/11/27 2020): 20771.

Scott, M.J., Benoit, J.B., Davis, R.J., Bailey, S., Varga, V., Martinson, E.O, Hickner, P.V., Syed, Z., Cardoso, G.A., Torres, T.T., Weirauch, M.T., Scholl, E.H., Phillippy, A.M., Sagel, A., Vasquez, M., Quintero, G. and Skoda, S.R. (2020) Genomic analyses of a livestock pest, the New World screwworm, find potential targets for genetic control programs. Communications Biology, 3: 424. Featured on the cover of the August 4 issue.

Concha, C., Wallbank, R.W.R.,Hanly, J.J.,  Fenner, J., Livraghi, L.,  Rivera, E.S.,  Paulo, D.F.,  Arias, C.,  Vargas, M.,  Sanjeev, M.,  Morrison, C.,  Tian, D.,  Aguirre, P.,  Ferrara, S.,  Foley, J., Pardo-Diaz, C.,  Salazar, C.,  Linares, M.,  Massardo, D.,  Counterman, B.A.,  Scott, M.J., Jiggins, C.D., Papa, R., Martin.,    and McMillan, W.O.  (2019). “Interplay between Developmental Flexibility and Determinism in the Evolution of Mimetic Heliconius Wing Patterns.” Current Biology. 29 (23): 3996-4004.

Paulo, D.F., Williamson, M.E., Arp, A.P., Li, F., Sagel, A., Skoda, S.R., Sanchez-Gallego, J., Vasquez, M., Quintero, G., Perez de Leon, A.A., Belikoff, E.B., Azeredo-Espin, A.M.L., McMillan, W.O., Concha, C. and Scott, M.J.(2019) Specific Gene Disruption in the Major Livestock Pests Cochliomyia hominivorax and Lucilia cuprina Using CRISPR/Cas9. G3 (Bethesda) 9: 3045-3055. One of 4 articles selected for “spotlight” in September 2019 issue.

Linger, R. J., Belikoff, E. J., Yan, Y., Li, F., Wantuch, H. A., Fitzsimons, H. L. and Scott, M. J. (2016) Towards next generation maggot debridement therapy: transgenic Lucilia sericata larvae that produce and secrete a human growth factor. BMC Biotechnol. 16:30. doi: 10.1186/s12896-016-0263-z. web

Li F. and Scott M. J. (2016) CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of the white and Sex lethal loci in the invasive pest, Drosophila suzukii. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 469 (4): 911-916. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.12.081. web

Edman, R.M., Linger, R.J., Belikoff, E.J., Li, F., Sze, S.-H., Tarone, A.M. and Scott, M.J. (2015) Functional characterization of calliphorid cell death genes and cellularization gene promoters for controlling gene expression and cell viability in early embryos. Insect Molecular Biology, 24: 58-70.doi: 10.1111/imb.12135 web

International Glossina Genome Initiative (includes Scott, M.J.) (2014) Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis. Science, 344: 380-386. web

Sze, S-H., Dunham, J.P., Carey, B., Chang, P.L., Li, F., Edman, R.M., Fjeldsted, C., Scott, M.J., Nuzhdin, S.V. and Tarone, A.M. (2012) A de novo transcriptome assembly of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with predicted alternative splices, single nucleotide polymorphisms and transcription expression estimates. Insect Molecular Biology, 21: 205-221. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01127.x. web

Concha, C., Edman, R.M., Belikoff, E.J., Schiemann, A.H., Carey, B., and Scott, M.J. (2012) Organization and expression of the Australian sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) hsp23, hsp24, hsp70 and hsp83 genes. Insect Molecular Biology, 21: 161-180. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01123.x. web

Scott, M.J., Atapattu, A., Schiemann, A.H., Concha, C., Henry, R., Carey, B., Belikoff, E.J., Heinrich, J.C. and Sarkar, A. (2011) Organisation and expression of a cluster of yolk protein genes in the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina. Genetica, 139: 63-70. doi:10.1007/s10709-010-9492-6. web

Banks, G.K., Robinson, A.S., Kwiatowski, J., Ayala, F.J., Scott, M.J. and Kriticou, D. (1995) A second superoxide dismutase gene in the Medfly, Ceratitis capitata. Genetics 140: 697-702. web

Scott, M.J., Kritikou, D. and Robinson, A.S. (1993) Isolation of cDNAs encoding 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase from the mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata: correlating genetic and physical maps of chromosome 5. Insect Mol. Biol., 1: 213-222.

Scott, M.J., Huckaby, C.S., Kato, I., Kohr, W.J., Laskowski, M., Jr., Tsai, M.-J. and O’Malley, B.W. (1987) Ovoinhibitor introns specify functional domains as in the related and linked ovomucoid gene. J. Biol. Chem. 262: 5899-5907. web