houseflies

Summary

Summary: Flies of the species Musca domestica (family MUSCIDAE), which infest human habitations throughout the world and often act as carriers of pathogenic organisms.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Musca domestica L D
    M M Akiner
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University 06800 Beytepe Ankara Turkey
    J Vector Ecol 31:58-64. 2006
  2. ncbi Increased transcription of CYP6D1 causes cytochrome P450-mediated insecticide resistance in house fly
    N Liu
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 28:531-5. 1998
  3. ncbi Effect of livestock manures on the fitness of house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan
    Department of Entomology, University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
    Parasitol Res 111:1165-71. 2012
  4. ncbi Vector potential of houseflies for the bacterium Aeromonas caviae
    D Nayduch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina 29634 0326, USA
    Med Vet Entomol 16:193-8. 2002
  5. ncbi Characterization of two novel cytochrome P450 genes in insecticide-resistant house-flies
    F Zhu
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 17:27-37. 2008
  6. ncbi Antioxidant activities of protein-enriched fraction from the larvae of housefly, Musca domestica
    Hui Ai
    College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, P R China
    Nat Prod Res 22:507-15. 2008
  7. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of cecropin from the housefly (Musca domestica), and its expression in Escherichia coli
    Yongli Liang
    School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, People s Republic of China
    Dev Comp Immunol 30:249-57. 2006
  8. ncbi Metabolism of linear and angular furanocoumarins by Papilio polyxenes CYP6B1 co-expressed with NADPH cytochrome P450 reductase
    Zhimou Wen
    Department of Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:937-47. 2003
  9. ncbi Musca domestica, a window on the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in insects
    Andreas Dübendorfer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Dev Biol 46:75-9. 2002
  10. ncbi Behavioral and physiological response of Musca domestica to colored visual targets
    J W Diclaro
    University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Building 970, Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:94-100. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Ecology, genetics and physiology of insect vectors
    Elliot Krafsur; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. A Novel Virus that Infects & Sterilizes Insect Vectors of Human Disease
    Drion Boucias; Fiscal Year: 2008
  3. Spontaneous Activity of Mitral Cells
    EDWIN GRIFF; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. Sugar Toxicity: The Superoxide Connection
    Irwin Fridovich; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. Developing Mn Porphyrins as a Treatment for ALS
    Irwin Fridovich; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. REGULATION OF SEX SPECIFIC GENES IN DROSOPHILA
    Thomas Cline; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. Insecticide Action at the Local Anesthetic Receptor
    David M Soderlund; Fiscal Year: 2011

Detail Information

Publications182 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Musca domestica L D
    M M Akiner
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University 06800 Beytepe Ankara Turkey
    J Vector Ecol 31:58-64. 2006
    ..Although resistance levels against different pyrethroids decreased from spring to fall, these levels still indicated the presence of a strong selective pressure on the populations...
  2. ncbi Increased transcription of CYP6D1 causes cytochrome P450-mediated insecticide resistance in house fly
    N Liu
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 28:531-5. 1998
    ..The increased rate of transcription of CYP6D1 in the resistant strain (LPR) is controlled by two factors: one on autosome 1 and another on autosome 2...
  3. ncbi Effect of livestock manures on the fitness of house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan
    Department of Entomology, University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
    Parasitol Res 111:1165-71. 2012
    ..Our results point to the role of livestock manures in increasing local M. domestica populations. Such results could help to design cultural management strategies which may include sanitation, moisture management, and manure removal...
  4. ncbi Vector potential of houseflies for the bacterium Aeromonas caviae
    D Nayduch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina 29634 0326, USA
    Med Vet Entomol 16:193-8. 2002
    b>Houseflies, Musca domestica Linnaeus (Diptera: Muscidae), have been implicated as vectors or transporters of numerous gastrointestinal pathogens encountered during feeding and ovipositing on faeces...
  5. ncbi Characterization of two novel cytochrome P450 genes in insecticide-resistant house-flies
    F Zhu
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 17:27-37. 2008
    ..This evidence suggests the importance of CYP6A36 in detoxification of insecticides and evolution of insecticide resistance in ALHF...
  6. ncbi Antioxidant activities of protein-enriched fraction from the larvae of housefly, Musca domestica
    Hui Ai
    College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, P R China
    Nat Prod Res 22:507-15. 2008
    ..The effects of PEF treatment were studied on aged mice liver lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzyme activities, which included superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px)...
  7. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of cecropin from the housefly (Musca domestica), and its expression in Escherichia coli
    Yongli Liang
    School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, People s Republic of China
    Dev Comp Immunol 30:249-57. 2006
    ..Recombinant Md-Cec exhibited antimicrobial activity against E. coli...
  8. ncbi Metabolism of linear and angular furanocoumarins by Papilio polyxenes CYP6B1 co-expressed with NADPH cytochrome P450 reductase
    Zhimou Wen
    Department of Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:937-47. 2003
    ..polyxenes' early colonization of linear furanocoumarin-containing plants and to its subsequent colonization of angular furanocoumarin-containing plants...
  9. ncbi Musca domestica, a window on the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in insects
    Andreas Dübendorfer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Dev Biol 46:75-9. 2002
    ..This allows for more adaptive plasticity in the housefly system. Accordingly, natural housefly populations can vary greatly in their mechanism of sex determination, and new types can be generated in the laboratory...
  10. ncbi Behavioral and physiological response of Musca domestica to colored visual targets
    J W Diclaro
    University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Building 970, Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:94-100. 2012
    ..There is a direct correlation of house fly attractiveness to visual targets and the intensity of electrophysiological response, except for the yellow targets, which repel flies despite of intense electrophysiological response...
  11. ncbi Resistance to new chemical insecticides in the house fly, Musca domestica L., from dairies in Punjab, Pakistan
    Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan
    Department of Entomology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
    Parasitol Res 112:2049-54. 2013
    ..91 to 9.0-fold for spinosad. As the resistance to fipronil, indoxacarb, and spinosad are emerging, therefore these chemicals should be used cautiously in management programs to retain the efficacy for longer times...
  12. ncbi Evaluation of the burn healing properties of oil extraction from housefly larva in mice
    Xi Feng
    College of Food Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:586-92. 2010
    ..To evaluate the burn wound-healing properties of oil extraction from housefly larva by employing a deep second-degree model in mice...
  13. ncbi Expression and regulation of CYP6D3 in the house fly, Musca domestica (L.)
    S Kasai
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:1-8. 2001
    ..6 fold) strains. The CYP6D3 5' flanking regions were sequenced from the resistant and susceptible strains. Possible regulatory sequences within this region are discussed...
  14. ncbi Effect of extracted housefly pupae peptide mixture on chilled pork preservation
    Yansheng Wang
    School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat Sen Univ, Guangzhou, China
    J Food Sci 75:M383-8. 2010
    ..According to the effect on chilled pork preservation, extracted housefly peptide mixture has a great potential as a food preservative...
  15. ncbi Cross-resistance potential of fipronil in Musca domestica
    Michael Kristensen
    Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory, DK 2800, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    Pest Manag Sci 60:894-900. 2004
    The toxicity of fipronil to insecticide-susceptible houseflies and the cross-resistance potential of fipronil were determined for six insecticide-resistant laboratory housefly strains by topical application and feeding bioassay...
  16. ncbi A case for sequencing the genome of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)
    J G Scott
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:175-82. 2009
    ..The community of researchers investigating Musca domestica are well prepared and highly motivated to apply genomic analyses to their widely varied research programs...
  17. pmc Musca domestica salivary gland hypertrophy virus, a globally distributed insect virus that infects and sterilizes female houseflies
    Pannipa Prompiboon
    Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, 970 Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:994-8. 2010
    ..In this study, houseflies were collected from various locations and dissected to observe SGH symptoms, and infected gland pairs were ..
  18. ncbi Negative cross-resistance between dihydropyrazole insecticides and pyrethroids in houseflies, Musca domestica
    B P Khambay
    Biological Chemistry Division, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 57:761-3. 2001
    ..and related compounds have been shown to exhibit negative cross-resistance to a resistant (super-kdr) strain of houseflies with site-insensitivity to pyrethroids...
  19. ncbi Comparative growth kinetics and virulence of four different isolates of entomopathogenic fungi in the house fly (Muscadomestica L.)
    Robert D Anderson
    Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 107:179-84. 2011
    ..These results suggest that variation in virulence between isolates, species and doses is determined more by quantitative rather than qualitative differences in fungal growth kinetics...
  20. ncbi Selection for resistance to imidacloprid in the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Phillip E Kaufman
    Department of Entomology and Nematology, P O Box 110620, Bldg 970, Natural Area Dr, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Econ Entomol 103:1937-42. 2010
    ..These results suggest that livestock producers should use caution when choosing pesticides and consider rotating fly baits, as is encouraged with other pesticide treatment regimes on farms...
  21. ncbi Temporal and spatial fate of GFP-expressing motile and nonmotile Aeromonas hydrophila in the house fly digestive tract
    Joseph McGaughey
    Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, 202 Georgia Ave, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:123-30. 2009
    ..Thus, regurgitation may be more significant than fecal transmission in the spread of some house fly transmitted bacterial diseases...
  22. pmc Association of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with houseflies on a cattle farm
    Muhammad J Alam
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7578-80. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of and characterize E. coli O157:H7 associated with houseflies (HF). Musca domestica L...
  23. ncbi Visual targets for capture and management of house flies, Musca domestica L
    Christopher J Geden
    USDA, ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, 1600 SW 23rd Dr Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Vector Ecol 31:152-7. 2006
    ..Visual targets treated with 1.2% bifenthrin controlled >50% and 90% of house flies in large cages by days two and four after placement, respectively...
  24. ncbi Identification of 1-lysophosphatidylethanolamine (C(16:1)) as an antimicrobial compound in the housefly, Musca domestica
    Karen Meylaers
    Laboratory for Developmental Physiology, Genomics and Proteomics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Naamsestraat 59, B 3000 Leuven 3010, Belgium
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:43-9. 2004
    ..1992). Our results suggest that the isolated 1-LPE displays a higher activity in comparison, possibly based on structure-specific differences in activity...
  25. pmc Purification and molecular identification of an antifungal peptide from the hemolymph of Musca domestica (housefly)
    Ping Fu
    Department of Parasitology, Guiyang Medical College, Guiyang, Guizhou 550004, China
    Cell Mol Immunol 6:245-51. 2009
    Antibacterial and antifungal peptides found in houseflies (Musca domestica) in large number are indispensable components of its immune defense mechanism...
  26. ncbi Bacteria fauna from the house fly, Musca domestica (L.)
    W A Nazni
    Medical Entomology Unit, Infectious Disease Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang 50588 Kuala Lumpur
    Trop Biomed 22:225-31. 2005
    ..Enterobacter sp., Proteus sp., Escherichia sp., Klebsiella sp. and yeast cells were isolated from feaces, vomitus, external surfaces and internal organs of house fly. Newly emerged house fly did not harbour any bacteria...
  27. ncbi The housefly, Musca domestica, as a possible mechanical vector of Newcastle disease virus in the laboratory and field
    A Barin
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran
    Med Vet Entomol 24:88-90. 2010
    ..In this study 2000 aerial net-captured houseflies were examined for their ability to harbour Newcastle disease virus (NDV)...
  28. pmc Staphylococcus aureus in the house fly: temporospatial fate of bacteria and expression of the antimicrobial peptide defensin
    Dana Nayduch
    Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, 69 Georgia Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
    J Med Entomol 50:171-8. 2013
    ..The combined effects of excretion, digestion and antimicrobial effectors likely contribute to loss of ingested bacteria. Nonetheless, house flies are relevant vectors for S. aureus up to 2 h PI and environmental reservoirs up to 6 h PI...
  29. ncbi Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF:pMV158 survives and proliferates in the house fly digestive tract
    C W Doud
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:150-5. 2012
    ..faecalis, demonstrating that the flies disseminated E. faecalis. Our data support the notion that house flies can act as a bioenhanced vector for bacteria..
  30. ncbi Investigating the potential of selected natural compounds to increase the potency of pyrethrum against houseflies Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Tanya Joffe
    School of Agricultural Science TIAR, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Pest Manag Sci 68:178-84. 2012
    ....
  31. ncbi Visual responses of Musca domestica to pheromone impregnated targets in poultry units
    J W Chapman
    Division of Biodiversity and Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
    Med Vet Entomol 13:132-8. 1999
    ..domestica does not have a significant preference for either colour. The implications of these results in relation to the control of M. domestica populations in poultry units are discussed...
  32. pmc Insecticide mixtures could enhance the toxicity of insecticides in a resistant dairy population of Musca domestica L [corrected]
    Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan
    Department of Entomology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
    PLoS ONE 8:e60929. 2013
    ..The findings of the present study might have practical significance for resistance management in house flies...
  33. ncbi The potential of house flies to act as a vector of avian influenza subtype H5N1 under experimental conditions
    S Wanaratana
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Med Vet Entomol 25:58-63. 2011
    ..Virus titres declined in relation to exposure time. Furthermore, RRT-PCR results were positive at any time point. The present study shows that the flies may harbour the AI virus and could act as a mechanical vector of the AI virus...
  34. pmc Further assessment of houseflies (Musca domestica) as vectors for the mechanical transport and transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus under field conditions
    Andrea Pitkin
    University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 385C Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building, 1988 Fitch Avenue, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Can J Vet Res 73:91-6. 2009
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential for houseflies (Musca domestica) to mechanically transport and transmit porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) between pig populations under controlled field ..
  35. ncbi The genetic architecture of house fly mating behavior
    Lisa M Meffert
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77251 1892, USA
    Curr Top Dev Biol 66:189-213. 2005
    ....
  36. ncbi Analogous pleiotropic effects of insecticide resistance genotypes in peach-potato aphids and houseflies
    S P Foster
    Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 91:98-106. 2003
    We show that single-point mutations conferring target-site resistance (kdr) to pyrethroids and DDT in aphids and houseflies, and gene amplification conferring metabolic resistance (carboxylesterase) to organophosphates and carbamates in ..
  37. ncbi Sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster and Musca domestica converges at the level of the terminal regulator doublesex
    Monika Hediger
    Zoological Institute, University Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Dev Genes Evol 214:29-42. 2004
    ..These results strongly support a role of Md-dsx as the final regulatory gene in the sex-determining hierarchy of the housefly...
  38. ncbi Carriage by the housefly (Musca domestica) of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are potentially pathogenic to humans, in hospital and other urban environments in Misurata, Libya
    N Rahuma
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Misurata University, P O Box 2478, Misurata, Libya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:795-802. 2005
    ..standard microbiological procedures, bacteria that are potentially pathogenic to humans were isolated from 150 houseflies collected in the Libyan city of Misurata (50 flies each from the Central Hospital, streets and abattoir)...
  39. ncbi Knockdown and mortality comparisons among spinosad-, imidacloprid-, and methomyl-containing baits against susceptible Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) under laboratory conditions
    W Hunter White
    Elanco Animal Health Research and Development, A Division of Eli Lilly and Company, 2001 W Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, USA
    J Econ Entomol 100:155-63. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi Comparison between Musca domestica and Chrysomya megacephala as carriers of bacteria in northern Thailand
    Kabkaew L Sukontason
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 38:38-44. 2007
    ..megacephala was non-fermentative gram-negative bacilli (n=59) followed by coagulase-negative staphylococci (n=54)...
  41. ncbi Dynamics of insecticide resistance alleles in house fly populations from New York and Florida
    Frank D Rinkevich
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:550-8. 2007
    ..This suggests there may be a new resistance mechanism or allele evolving in Florida...
  42. ncbi Mechanical transmission of turkey coronavirus by domestic houseflies (Musca domestica Linnaeaus)
    Dawn Calibeo-Hayes
    Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    Avian Dis 47:149-53. 2003
    Domestic houseflies (Musca domestica Linnaeaus) were examined for their ability to harbor and transmit turkey coronavirus (TCV)...
  43. ncbi Frequencies of the pyrethroid resistance alleles of Vssc1 and CYP6D1 in house flies from the eastern United States
    F D Rinkevich
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 15:157-67. 2006
    ..Based on this analysis it appears the kdr-his mutation had multiple evolutionary origins, but that the kdr mutation may have had a single origin. The impacts of these findings on resistance management are discussed...
  44. ncbi Horizontal transfer of the tetracycline resistance gene tetM mediated by pCF10 among Enterococcus faecalis in the house fly (Musca domestica L.) alimentary canal
    Mastura Akhtar
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:509-18. 2009
    ..Our results emphasize the importance of this insect as a potential vector of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains...
  45. ncbi Background odour induces adaptation and sensitization of olfactory receptors in the antennae of houseflies
    F J Kelling
    Department of Animal Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Med Vet Entomol 16:161-9. 2002
    ..odour was found to have a small but significant effect on the sensitivity of the antennal olfactory system of houseflies, Musca domestica Linnaeus (Diptera: Muscidae), to new pulses of odour...
  46. pmc Ecology of antibiotic resistance genes: characterization of enterococci from houseflies collected in food settings
    Lilia Macovei
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4028-35. 2006
    In this project, enterococci from the digestive tracts of 260 houseflies (Musca domestica L.) collected from five restaurants were characterized. Houseflies frequently (97% of the flies were positive) carried enterococci (mean, 3...
  47. pmc Isolation of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis from houseflies (Musca domestica) found in rooms containing Salmonella serovar Enteritidis-challenged hens
    Peter S Holt
    USDA ARS ESQRU, 950 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30605, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:6030-5. 2007
    b>Houseflies (Musca domestica) released into rooms containing hens challenged with Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (Salmonella serovar Enteritidis) rapidly became contaminated with Salmonella serovar Enteritidis...
  48. ncbi Quantitative contamination and transfer of Escherichia coli from foods by houseflies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Antonio J De Jesús
    U S Food and Drug Administration Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 93:259-62. 2004
    ..However, the potential for bacterial transfer by houseflies has been demonstrated in a qualitative rather than quantitative manner...
  49. ncbi Horizontal transfer of Shiga toxin and antibiotic resistance genes among Escherichia coli strains in house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) gut
    M Petridis
    Department of Microbiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1312, USA
    J Med Entomol 43:288-95. 2006
    ..The house fly gut may provide a favorable environment for the evolution and emergence of pathogenic bacterial strains through acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes or virulence factors...
  50. ncbi Antibacterial activity and in vitro anti-tumor activity of the extract of the larvae of the housefly (Musca domestica)
    Lixia Hou
    Key Laboratory of Food Science and Safety, Ministry of Education, School of Food Science and Technology, Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi 214036, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:227-31. 2007
    ..The results support its use in the traditional Chinese medicine, and warrant the further identification of the active molecule in the housefly larvae...
  51. ncbi Differential expression of CYP6A5 and CYP6A5v2 in pyrethroid-resistant house flies, Musca domestica
    Fang Zhu
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 5413, USA
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 67:107-19. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi Expression patterns of the larval and adult hexamerin genes of Musca domestica
    M L Capurro
    Departamento de Bioquimica, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Insect Mol Biol 9:169-77. 2000
    ..Genomic analyses showed that the larval hexamerin and female hexamerin genes from M. domestica belong to two distinct multigenic families...
  53. ncbi Genetic transformation of the housefly Musca domestica with the lepidopteran derived transposon piggyBac
    M Hediger
    , , Switzerland
    Insect Mol Biol 10:113-9. 2001
    ..This first report of stable transmission of a genetic marker in Musca confirms the use of this vector-marker system for effective gene transfer in a broad range of insect species...
  54. ncbi Vector potential of houseflies (Musca domestica) in the transmission of Vibrio cholerae in India
    R Fotedar
    Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 110029, New Delhi, India
    Acta Trop 78:31-4. 2001
    ..In the present study an attempt was made to isolate and identify V. cholerae from houseflies, Musca domestica collected from a low socioeconomic area in Delhi, India, where an outbreak of cholera was ..
  55. ncbi "Winged sponges": houseflies as carriers of typhoid fever in 19th- and early 20th-century military camps
    Vincent J Cirillo
    Perspect Biol Med 49:52-63. 2006
    ..domestica is recognized as the mechanical vector of a wide variety of viral, bacterial, and protozoal pathogens. Fly control is still an important public health measure in the 21st century, especially in developing countries...
  56. ncbi Neural images of pursuit targets in the photoreceptor arrays of male and female houseflies Musca domestica
    Brian G Burton
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:3963-77. 2003
    Male houseflies use a sex-specific frontal eye region, the lovespot, to detect and pursue mates...
  57. ncbi Role of the transcriptional repressor mdGfi-1 in CYP6D1v1-mediated insecticide resistance in the house fly, Musca domestica
    Jianwei Gao
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:387-95. 2006
    ..Partial sequences of mdGfi-1 (spanning the first intron) from individual houseflies from 11 different strains revealed the presence of 23 alleles...
  58. ncbi Frequencies of pyrethroid resistance-associated mutations of Vssc1 and CYP6D1 in field populations of Musca domestica L. in Turkey
    Vatan Taşkin
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mugla University, 48000 Kötekli, Mugla, Turkey
    J Vector Ecol 36:239-47. 2011
    ..This may reflect the lack of overwintering fitness cost associated with resistance alleles in both climates...
  59. pmc Houseflies are an unlikely reservoir or vector for Helicobacter pylori
    M S Osato
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2786-8. 1998
    ..Mepani, and D. R. Cave, J. Clin. Microbiol. 35:1300-1303, 1997). Our investigation examined whether houseflies could acquire H. pylori from fresh human feces...
  60. ncbi Development of Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on live house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae and pupae killed by heat shock, irradiation, and cold
    C J Geden
    USDA ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, 1600 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:34-9. 2007
    ..Killing pupae by heat shock provides a simple and low-cost method for stockpiling high-quality hosts for mass-rearing both of these filth fly biological control agents...
  61. ncbi Preliminary studies on the zinc-induced metallothionein protein with antibacterial activity in housefly larvae, Musca domestica
    H Y Jin
    Department of Cell and Genetics, Genetic Engineering Laboratory, College of Life Science, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
    Acta Biol Hung 56:283-95. 2005
    ..This paper was the first to report that metallothionein had antibacterial activity. We expect that this characteristic would give some help to investigate definite physiological functions of metallothionein...
  62. pmc Genetic divergence of the seminal signal-receptor system in houseflies: the footprints of sexually antagonistic coevolution?
    J A Andrés
    Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Animal Ecology, University of Umea, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:399-405. 2001
    ..These results support the hypothesis that coevolution of male seminal signals and female receptors is sexually antagonistic...
  63. ncbi Identification of two new cytochrome P450 genes and their 5'-flanking regions from the housefly, Musca domestica
    Nannan Liu
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, 301 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, 36849, Auburn, AL, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:755-64. 2002
    ..The homologous (90% identity) sequences of the 153-nt repeat were also found in the promoter region of CYP4G13v2. The homologous sequences of the repeat in other insect P450 gene promoter regions are discussed...
  64. ncbi Studies on the carriage and transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus by individual houseflies (Musca domestica)
    S Otake
    Swine Disease Eradication Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 385 Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building, 1988 Fitch Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Vet Rec 154:80-5. 2004
    ..study were to determine the site of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in individual houseflies, to assess whether an individual housefly could transmit PRRSV to a susceptible pig, and to compare the ability ..
  65. ncbi The Musca domestica larval hexamerin is composed of multiple, similar polypeptides
    C K Moreira
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP 05508 900, Brazil
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:389-95. 2003
    ..The obtained data indicate the existence of multiple forms of MdHex-L subunits and that these multiple forms may be grouped into three categories according to their percentages of nucleotide sequence identity...
  66. ncbi Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of the volatile oils of leaves and flowers of Lantana camara L. cultivated in Egypt
    Nevein M Abdel-Hady
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy Girls, Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 35:687-98. 2005
    ..Adults' fecundity was in larvae given a concentration of 0.0125%. In conclusion, the volatile oils of the leaves and flowers of L. camara cv., flava can be safely recommended in controlling M. domestica 3rd stage larvae...
  67. ncbi Glutathione S-transferase and insecticide resistance in laboratory strains and field populations of Musca domestica
    Michael Kristensen
    Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory, Department of Integrated Pest Management, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science, Skovbrynet 14, DK 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    J Econ Entomol 98:1341-8. 2005
    ..There was no significant correlation between GST activity and the toxicity of the organophosphate dimethoate or the pyrethroids bioresmethrin and pyrethrin...
  68. ncbi Aircraft disinsection: exposure assessment and evaluation of a new pre-embarkation method
    Edith Berger-Preiss
    Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:41-56. 2006
    ..Also possible dermal exposure from residues in seats and headrests is very low for passengers during the flight. Therefore any health effects for passengers and crew members are very unlikely...
  69. pmc Modelling insecticide-binding sites in the voltage-gated sodium channel
    Andrias O O'Reilly
    Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
    Biochem J 396:255-63. 2006
    ..Additional binding contacts on the II S4-S5 linker can explain the higher potency of pyrethroid insecticides compared with DDT...
  70. ncbi Inheritance of beta-cypermethrin resistance in the housefly Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Lan Zhang
    Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, People s Republic of China
    Pest Manag Sci 64:185-90. 2008
    ..a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, was applied frequently in the control of health pests including houseflies, Musca domestica L., in China...
  71. ncbi Flybrella: a device to attract and kill house flies
    D A Carlson
    USDA ARS, CMAVE, P O Box 14565, Gainesville, FL 32604, USA
    J Econ Entomol 100:483-7. 2007
    ..Variants of the original design were tested, including a more efficient design featuring two concentric tubes with offset perforations. The toxicant strip may be easily removed and/or replaced when desired...
  72. ncbi The status and seasonal changes of organophosphate and pyrethroid resistance in Turkish populations of the house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)
    M M Akiner
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey
    J Vector Ecol 31:426-32. 2006
    ..Although resistance levels against different pyrethroids decreased from spring to fall, these levels still indicated the presence of a strong selective pressure on the populations...
  73. ncbi [Insecticide effects of natural amides from Piper and of the synthetic derivative tetrahydropiperine on Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)]
    Elio Barbieri
    Curso de Medicina Veterinaria, Bolsista do PIBIC UFRRJ CNPq, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropedica, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 16:87-91. 2007
    ..03 and 6.57 microg/fly, respectively. Males of L. cuprina were more resistant to tetrahydropiperine than females. However females of M. domestica were more resistant to the insecticide than males...
  74. ncbi House fly (Diptera: Muscidae) activity near baits containing (Z)-9-tricosene and efficacy of commercial toxic fly baits on a southern California dairy
    Sarah M Butler
    Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Econ Entomol 100:1489-95. 2007
    ..Lower consumption of the methomyl treatments by resistant flies suggested resistance was behavioral and mortality was not influenced by (Z)-9-tricosene for either fly strain...
  75. ncbi Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of 1-phenyl-1H-1,2,3-triazoles as selective insect GABA receptor antagonists
    Mohammad Sayed Alam
    Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, Shimane University, Matsue, Shimane 690 8504, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 54:1361-72. 2006
    ..Thus, 1-phenyl-1H-1,2,3-triazoles with the appropriate substituents exert insecticidal activity by selectively acting at the site for noncompetitive antagonism of insect GABA receptors...
  76. ncbi Ionic liquids for the production of insecticidal and microbicidal extracts of the fungus Cantharellus cibarius
    Anna Cieniecka-Rosłonkiewicz
    Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland
    Chem Biodivers 4:2218-24. 2007
    ..Notably, the cidal activities against plant-pathogenic bacteria were stronger than against human bacterial strains...
  77. ncbi Sodium channel gene expression associated with pyrethroid resistant house flies and German cockroaches
    Qiang Xu
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 5413, USA
    Gene 379:62-7. 2006
    ..These results suggest a role for posttranscriptional regulation in the connection of the sodium channel genotype and its mutation-mediated resistance phenotype...
  78. ncbi Susceptibility to thiamethoxam of Musca domestica from Danish livestock farms
    Michael Kristensen
    Department of Integrated Pest Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Pest Manag Sci 64:126-32. 2008
    Neonicotinoid baits are currently replacing anticholinesterase baits for control of adult houseflies (Musca domestica L.)...
  79. ncbi Variation of Musca domestica L. acetylcholinesterase in Danish housefly populations
    Michael Kristensen
    Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory, Department of Integrated Pest Management, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science, Skovbrynet 14, 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    Pest Manag Sci 62:738-45. 2006
    ..made of toxicological data and AChE activity gathered from 21 field populations and nine laboratory strains of houseflies, Musca domestica L...
  80. ncbi New bisphosphorothioates and bisphosphoroamidates: synthesis, molecular modeling and determination of insecticide and toxicological profile
    Viviane M R dos Santos
    Departamento de Química ICE, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro UFRRJ, Km 7, BR 465, Seropedica, RJ 23890 000, Brazil
    Bioorg Chem 35:68-81. 2007
    ..An explanation for the observed activity profile is presented based on results obtained in a molecular modeling study with insect and mammalian acetylcholinesterase models...
  81. ncbi Tolerance of house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) to dichlorvos (76% EC) an insecticide used for fly control in the tsunami-hit coastal villages of southern India
    R Srinivasan
    Vector Control Research Centre Indian Council of Medical Research, Pondicherry 605008, India
    Acta Trop 105:187-90. 2008
    ....
  82. ncbi House fly (Musca domestica): a review of control strategies for a challenging pest
    Anushree Malik
    Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
    J Environ Sci Health B 42:453-69. 2007
    ....
  83. ncbi The insecticidal activity of Eucalyptus globulus oil on the development of Musca domestica third stage larvae
    Azza S Abdel Halim
    Research Institute of Medical Entomology, The General Organization for Institutes and Teaching Hospitals, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 35:631-6. 2005
    ..On the other hand, the developed pupae did not emerge to adults. Eucalyptus globulus oil is safe, cheap and widely used in Medicine. So, it is recommended to be use in controlling larvae of M. domestica...
  84. ncbi Activated transformations of organophosphorus insecticides in the case of non-AChE inhibitory oxons
    Takeo Kasagami
    Department of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo 156 8502, Japan
    Pest Manag Sci 58:1107-17. 2002
    ....
  85. ncbi Preliminary studies on insecticidal activities of actinomycete strains propagated on solid and broth media using Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)
    S A Ghazal
    Botany and Microbiology Department, Al-Azhar University, Madinet Nasr, Cairo, Egypt
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 66:559-70. 2001
    ..A slight reduction in larval duration was recorded for strain 22. Streptomyces and Streptoverticillium were recorded as the most effective genera...
  86. ncbi Role of the structurally disordered N- and C-terminal residues in the Janus-faced atracotoxins
    Francesco Maggio
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032, USA
    Toxicon 40:1355-61. 2002
    ..However, whereas deletion of Ala 1 had minimal impact on toxin function, deletion of both Ala 1 and Ile 2 decreased insecticidal activity more than 70-fold. We propose that Ile 2 forms a part of the target binding site of J-ACTX-Hv1c...
  87. ncbi Susceptibility of black soldier fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae and adults to four insecticides
    Jeffery K Tomberlin
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton 31793, USA
    J Econ Entomol 95:598-602. 2002
    ....
  88. ncbi Field studies on the susceptibility of housefly to certain insecticides in nine Egyptian governorates
    Afaf A Shalaby
    Research Institute of Medical Entomology, General Organization for Teaching Hospitals and Institutes, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 32:91-7. 2002
    ..As for bioresmethrin an apparent increase in the resistance ratio was detected in Suez (25 folds). In Giza. houseflies were resistant to fenthion (14.5 folds)...
  89. pmc Glucosinolate breakdown products as insect fumigants and their effect on carbon dioxide emission of insects
    Rong Tsao
    Food Research Program, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Ontario NIG 5C9 Canada
    BMC Ecol 2:5. 2002
    ..We studied the insecticidal effect of these compounds as fumigants, and monitored the production of carbon dioxide by the insects as a probe to the understanding of their mode of action...
  90. ncbi Comparative evaluation of new synergists containing a butynyl-type synergophore group and piperonyl butoxide derivatives
    L Pap
    Agro-Chemie Ltd, Budapest, H-1780, PO Box 49, Budapest, Hungary
    Pest Manag Sci 57:186-90. 2001
    ..8) than with PBO (SR = 6.4). There was no significant difference between synergistic activities of MB-599 (SR = 4.6) and PBO (SR = 4) for permethrin...
  91. ncbi The molecular interactions of pyrethroid insecticides with insect and mammalian sodium channels
    H Vais
    Division of Molecular Toxicology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Pest Manag Sci 57:877-88. 2001
    ..They are also giving valuable insights into the binding sites for pyrethroids on these channels...
  92. ncbi Identification and cloning of a key insecticide-metabolizing glutathione S-transferase (MdGST-6A) from a hyper insecticide-resistant strain of the housefly Musca domestica
    S H Wei
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 31:1145-53. 2001
    ..In addition to having the unusually broad substrate specificity, the sequence of the new group of enzymes reveals that it has a highly diverged hydrophobic motif in its active site as compared to other class I GSTs from insects...
  93. pmc Identification and characterization of mutations in housefly (Musca domestica) acetylcholinesterase involved in insecticide resistance
    S B Walsh
    Biological and Ecological Chemistry Department, IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK
    Biochem J 359:175-81. 2001
    ..melanogaster...
  94. ncbi Fenitroxon insensitive acetylcholinesterases of the housefly, Musca domestica associated with point mutations
    T Kozaki
    Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 31:991-7. 2001
    ....
  95. ncbi Frequency of kdr gene in house fly field populations: correlation of pyrethroid resistance and kdr frequency
    Jing Huang
    Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory, Skovbrynet 14, 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    J Econ Entomol 97:1036-41. 2004
    ....
  96. ncbi The pharmacological flexibility of the insect voltage gated sodium channel: toxicity of AaIT to knockdown resistant (kdr) flies
    E Zlotkin
    Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 29:849-53. 1999
    ..In the present study the paralytic potency of AaIT to wild type and various mutant strains of houseflies (Musca domestica) and fruitflies (Drosophila melanogaster) was examined and it has been shown that: On the basis ..
  97. ncbi Point mutations in the Drosophila sodium channel gene para associated with resistance to DDT and pyrethroid insecticides
    B Pittendrigh
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison 53706, USA
    Mol Gen Genet 256:602-10. 1997
    ..are analogous with those defined by knockdown resistance (kdr) and super-kdr resistance-associated mutations in houseflies and other insects, but are located in different homologous units of the channel polypeptide...
  98. ncbi The Drosophila cytochrome P450 gene Cyp6a2: structure, localization, heterologous expression, and induction by phenobarbital
    B C Dunkov
    Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721 0036, USA
    DNA Cell Biol 16:1345-56. 1997
    ..The Cyp6a2 gene appears to be a suitable model for a genetic analysis of the phenobarbital induction process...
  99. ncbi Genetics and fitness costs of cyromazine resistance in the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae)
    Juliet D Tang
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mailstop 9775, Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA
    J Econ Entomol 95:1251-60. 2002
    ..These data suggested that reduced fitness was not due to deleterious pleiotropic effects of the resistance genes themselves but arose from other loci in the ED-R genotype...
  100. ncbi Conservation of cyclodiene insecticide resistance-associated mutations in insects
    M Thompson
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison 53706, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 2:149-54. 1993
    ..The importance of single base pair substitutions in the evolution of pesticide resistance and in the design of molecular monitoring techniques is discussed...
  101. ncbi Sugar derivatives containing oxiranes and alpha,beta-unsaturated gamma-lactones as potential environmentally friendly insecticides
    Jorge Justino
    Escola Superior Agrária Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Complexo Andaluz, Apartado 279, 2001 904 Santarém, Portugal
    Pest Manag Sci 61:985-90. 2005
    ..The tested compounds possessed efficacy and selectivity against these insect species, but were not toxic to brine shrimps, a reference organism in assays to evaluate the potential toxicity hazard to invertebrates in ecosystems...

Research Grants7

  1. Ecology, genetics and physiology of insect vectors
    Elliot Krafsur; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. A Novel Virus that Infects & Sterilizes Insect Vectors of Human Disease
    Drion Boucias; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  3. Spontaneous Activity of Mitral Cells
    EDWIN GRIFF; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Increased knowledge of the normal and basic physiology of olfactory neurons is essential for developing strategies to treat olfactory deficits. ..
  4. Sugar Toxicity: The Superoxide Connection
    Irwin Fridovich; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will also explore the reason for the extreme sensitivity of Glo III to inactivation by O2 and by H2O2. What we ,learn with E. coli will certainly illuminate the interactions of O2 and sugars in higher organism. ..
  5. Developing Mn Porphyrins as a Treatment for ALS
    Irwin Fridovich; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The compounds we find most effective in our models will be tested first in Dr. Crow's G93 A murine model of FALS and then forwarded to Incara Pharmaceuticals for clinical development. ..
  6. REGULATION OF SEX SPECIFIC GENES IN DROSOPHILA
    Thomas Cline; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Insecticide Action at the Local Anesthetic Receptor
    David M Soderlund; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This research will provide new insight into the structure of the local anesthetic receptor and its role in the neurotoxic actions of PTIs. ..