Dr Miranda Walker (Nee Whitten)

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. & Re-evaluation of insect melanogenesis research: Views from the dark side. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 30(4), 386-401.
  2. & Gene silencing in non-model insects: Overcoming hurdles using symbiotic bacteria for trauma-free sustainable delivery of RNA interference. BioEssays 39(3), 1600247
  3. & Fungal infection dynamics in response to temperature in the lepidopteran insect Galleria mellonella. Insect Science
  4. & Symbiont-mediated RNA interference in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  5. & Immuno-physiological adaptations confer wax mothGalleria mellonellaresistance toBacillus thuringiensis. Virulence, 1-11.
  6. & A novel bacterial infection of the edible crab, Cancer pagurus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 133, 83-86.
  7. Facey PD, Méric G, Hitchings MD, Pachebat JA, Hegarty MJ, Chen X, Morgan L, Hoeppner JE, Whitten M, Kirk W, Dyson PJ, Sheppard SK, Del Sol R Draft Genomes, Phylogenetic Reconstruction, and Comparative Genomics of Two Novel Cohabiting Bacterial Symbionts Isolated fromFrankliniella occidentalis. Genome Biology and Evolution 7(8), 2188-2202.
  8. & Disease profiles of juvenile edible crabs (Cancer pagurus L.) differ at two geographically-close intertidal sites. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
  9. & Contributions of cellular and humoral immunity of Galleria mellonella larvae in defence against oral infection by Bacillus thuringiensis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 119, 40-46.
  10. & A comparison of the structure of American (Homarus americanus) and European (Homarus gammarus) lobster cuticle with particular reference to shell disease susceptibility. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 117, 33-41.
  11. & Cuticles of European and American lobsters harbor diverse bacterial species and differ in disease susceptibility. MicrobiologyOpen 3(3), 395-409.
  12. & Comparative Susceptibility of Different Biological Forms of Anopheles stephensi to Plasmodium berghei ANKA Strain. PLoS ONE 8(9), e75413
  13. & More than a colour change: Insect melanism, disease resistance and fecundity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  14. & Draft Genome Sequence of Rhodococcus rhodnii Strain LMG5362, a Symbiont of Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae), the Principle Vector of Trypanosoma cruzi. Genome Announcements 1(3), e00329-13-e00329-13.
  15. & Can Insects Develop Resistance to Insect Pathogenic Fungi?. PLoS ONE 8(4)
  16. & Bacterial septicaemia in prerecruit edible crabs, Cancer pagurus L.. Journal of Fish Diseases-n/a.
  17. & The Major Yolk Protein Vitellogenin Interferes with the Anti-Plasmodium Response in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae. PLoS Biology 8(7), e1000434
  18. & Molecular and cellular components of the mating machinery in Anopheles gambiae females. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(49), 19389-19395.
  19. & Competency of Anopheles stephensi mysorensis strain for Plasmodium vivax and the role of inhibitory carbohydrates to block its sporogonic cycle. Malaria Journal 7(1)
  20. & Differential modulation of Rhodnius prolixus nitric oxide activities following challenge with Trypanosoma rangeli, T. cruzi and bacterial cell wall components. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 37(5)-452.
  21. & Exploring the role of insect host factors in the dynamics of Trypanosoma cruzi–Rhodnius prolixus interactions. Journal of Insect Physiology 53(1)-21.
  22. & Fz2 and Cdc42 Mediate Melanization and Actin Polymerization but Are Dispensable for Plasmodium Killing in the Mosquito Midgut. PLoS Pathogens 2(12)
  23. & Mosquito midguts and malaria: cell biology, compartmentalization and immunology. Parasite Immunology 28(4), 121-130.
  24. Whitten MM, Tew IF, Lee BL, Ratcliffe NA A Novel Role for an Insect Apolipoprotein (Apolipophorin III) in  -1,3-Glucan Pattern Recognition and Cellular Encapsulation Reactions. The Journal of Immunology 172(4), 2177-2185.
  25. & Calreticulin enriched as an early-stage encapsulation protein in wax moth Galleria mellonella larvae. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 26(4), 335-343.
  26. & Role of Superoxide and Reactive Nitrogen Intermediates in Rhodnius prolixus (Reduviidae)/Trypanosoma rangeli Interactions. Experimental Parasitology 98(1), 44-57.
  27. Whitten, M.M.A., Ratcliffe, N.A. In vitro superoxide activity in the haemolymph of the West Indian leaf cockroach, Blaberus discoidalis. Journal of Insect Physiology 45(7), 667-675.

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