NC State
Dr. Dorith Rotenberg's Lab

Past 12 years shown (*as corresponding; ** as co-corresponding)

Bailey, S.T., Kondragunta, A., Choi, H.A., Han, J., Rotenberg, D., Ullman, D.E., Benoit, J.B. Dehydration and infection elicit increased feeding in the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, likely triggered by glycogen depletion. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (accepted 5/11/23).

Whitfield, A.E.**, and Rotenberg, D**. Pests and Resistance. The biology of supervectors and superpests. 2023. Current Opinion in Insect Science 101060, in press, online May 11, 2023. Guest editorial introduction to the Pests and Resistance (June 2023) article collection of 9 invited author groups.

Maurastoni, M., Han, J., Whitfield, A.E., *Rotenberg, D. 2023. A call to arms: novel strategies for thrips and tospovirus control. Current Opinion in Insect Science 57, 101033

Lee, G., Hossain, O., Jamalzadegan, S., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Saville, A.C., Shymanovitch, T., Paul, R., Rotenberg, D., Whitfield, A.E, Ristaino, J.B, Zhu, Y., and Wei, Q. 2023. Abaxial leaf surface-mounted multimodal wearable sensor for continuous plant physiology monitoring. Science Advances 9: Issue 15. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.ade2232

Lahre, K., Shekasteband, R., Meadows, I., Whitfield, A.E. and *Rotenberg, D. 2023. First Report of Resistance-Breaking Variants of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) Infecting Tomatoes with the Sw-5 Resistance Gene in North Carolina. Plant Disease. (published online)

Alviar, K.B., Rotenberg, D., Martin K,M,, Whitfield A,E. 2022. The physical interactome between Peregrinus maidis proteins and the maize mosaic virus glycoprotein provides insights into the cellular biology of a rhabdovirus in the insect vector. Virology 577:163-173. https://doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2022.10.002.

Rajarapu, S.P., Ben-Mahmoud, S., Benoit, J.B., Ullman, D.E., Whitfield, A.E., *Rotenberg, D. 2022. Sex-biased proteomic response to tomato spotted wilt virus infection of the salivary glands of Frankliniella occidentalis, the western flower thrips. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 149, 103843.

Han, J., *Rotenberg, D. 2021. Integration of transcriptomics and network analysis reveals co-expressed genes in Frankliniella occidentalis larval guts that respond to tomato spotted wilt virus infection. BMC Genomics 22, 810.

Klobasa, W., Chu, F. C., Huot, O., Grubbs, N., Rotenberg, D., Whitfield, A. E., and Lorenzen, M. D. 2021. Microinjection of corn planthopper, Peregrinus maidis, embryos for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Journal of Visualized Experiments (169), e62417.

Rajarapu, S.P., Ullman, D.E., Uzest, Marilyne, Rotenberg, D., Ordaz, N.A., Whitfield, A.E. 2021. Plant-Virus-Vector Interactions, In Virology, John Wiley & Sons (Ed.).

**Nachappa, P., Challacombe, J., Margolies, D.C., Nechols, J.R., Whitfield, A.E. and **Rotenberg, D. 2020. Tomato spotted wilt virus benefits its thrips vector by modulating metabolic and plant defense pathways in tomato. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:1774.

*Rotenberg, D., Baumann, A.A., Ben-Mahmoud, S., Christiaens, O., Dermauw, W., Ioannidis, P., Jacobs, C.G.C., Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., Oliver, J.E., Poelchau, M.F., Rajarapu, S.P., Schneweis, D.J., Snoeck, S., Taning, C.N.T., Wei, D., Widana-Gamage, S.M.K., Hughes, D.S.T., Murali, S.C., Bailey, S., Bejerman, N.E., Holmes, C.J., Jennings, E.C., Rosendale, A.J., Rosselot, A., Hervey, K., Schneweis, B.A., Cheng, S., Childers, C., Simão, F.A., Dietzgen, R.G., Chao, H., Dinh, H., Doddapaneni, H., Dugan, S., Han, Y., Lee, S.L., Muzny, D.M., Qu, J., Worley, K.C., Benoit, J.B., Friedrich, M., Jones, J.W., Panfilio, K.A., Park, Y., Robertson, H.M., Smagghe, G., Ullman, D.E., Van Der Zee, M., Van Leeuwen, T., Veenstra, J.A., Waterhouse, R.M., Weirauch, M.T., Werren, J.H., Whitfield, A.E., Zdobnov, E.M., Gibbs, R.A. And Richards, S. 2020. Genome-enabled insights into the biology of thrips as crop pests. BMC Biology 18: 142.

Thomas, G.W.C., Dohmen, E., Hughes, D.S.T., Murali, S.C., Poelchau, M., Glastad, K., Anstead, C.A., Ayoub, N.A., Batterham, P., Bellair, M., Binford, G.J., Chao, H., Chen, Y.H., Childers, C., Dinh, H., Doddapaneni, H.V., Duan, J.J., Dugan, S., Esposito, L.A., Friedrich, M., Garb, J., Gasser, R.B., Goodisman, M.A.D., Gundersen-Rindal, D., Han, Y., Handler, A.M., Hatakeyama, M., Hering, L., Hunter, W.B., Ioannidis, P., Jayaseelan, J.C., Kalra, D., Khila, A., Korhonen, P.K., Lee, C.E., Lee, S.L., Li, Y., Lindsey, A.R.I., Mayer, G., Mcgregor, A.P., Mckenna, D.D., Misof, B., Munidasa, M., Munoz-Torres, M., Muzny, D.M., Niehuis, O., Osuji-Lacy, N., Palli, S.R., Panfilio, K.A., Pechmann, M., Perry, T., Peters, R.S., Poynton, H.C., Prpic, N., Qu, J., Rotenberg, D., Schal, C., Schoville, S.D., Scully, E.D., Skinner, E., Sloan, D.B., Stouthamer, R., Strand, M.R., Szucsich, N.U., Wijeratne, A., Young, N.D., Zattara, E.E., Benoit, J.B., Zdobnov, E.M., Pfrender, M.E., Hackett, K.J., Werren, J.H., Worley, K.C., Gibbs, R.A., Chipman, A.D., Waterhouse, R.M., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Hahn, M.W. and Richards, S. 2020. Gene content evolution in the Arthropods. Genome Biology 21:15.

Chen, Y., Dessau, M., Rotenberg, D., Rasmussen, D.A., Whitfield, A.E. 2019. Entry of bunyaviruses into plants and vectors. In Advances in Virus Research, 104:65-96. (doi: 10.1016/bs.aivir.2019.07.001).

Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Chen, Y., Martin, K.M., **Rotenberg, D., and Whitfield, A.E. 2019. Discovery of novel thrips vector proteins that bind to the viral attachment protein of the plant bunyavirus, tomato spotted wilt virus. Journal of Virology 93 (21): e00699-19 (doi: 10.1128/JVI.00699-19).

Yao, J., Rotenberg, D., and Whitfield, A.E. 2019. Delivery of maize mosaic virus to planthopper vectors by microinjection increases infection efficiency and facilitates functional genomics experiments in the vector. Journal of Virological Methods 270, 153-162. (doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2019.05.010)

*Rotenberg, D., and Whitfield, A.E. 2018. Molecular interactions between tospoviruses and thrips vectors. Current Opinion in Virology 33:191–197 (doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2018.11.007).

Widana Gamage, SMK., Rotenberg, D., Schneweis, D.J., Tsai, C., and Dietzgen, R.G. 2018. Transcriptome-wide responses of adult melon thrips (Thrips palmi) associated with capsicum chlorosis virus infection. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0208538.

Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Chen, Y., Martin, K.M., *Rotenberg, D., and *Whitfield, A.E. Discovery of novel thrips vector proteins that bind to the plant bunyavirus, tomato spotted wilt virus. 2018. bioRxiv: 416560 (doi:

Laney, A., Acosta-Leal, R., and *Rotenberg, D. An optimized yellow dwarf virus multiplex PCR assay reveals a common occurrence of Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAS in Kansas winter wheat. 2018. Plant Health Progress 19:37-43. (

Shrestha, A., Champagne, D.E., Culbreath, A.K., Rotenberg, D., Whitfield, A.E., and Srinivasan, R. 2017. Transcriptome changes associated with Tomato spotted wilt virus infection in various life stages of its thrips vector, Frankliniella fusca [Hinds]. Journal of General Virology: 98:2156-2170. (doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000874).

Rotenberg, D., Martin, K., Whitfield, A. 2017. Insight into molecular basis of plant-infecting arbovirus persistence in the vector: Conserved responses to viruses in insects. Virology Highlights Blog, Elsevier (invited by editor of Virology).

Martin, K.M., Barandoc-Alviar, K., Schneweis, D.J., Stewart, C.L., *Rotenberg, D., and *Whitfield, A.E. 2017. Transcriptomic response of the insect vector, Peregrinus maidis, to Maize mosaic rhabdovirus and identification of conserved responses to propagative viruses in hopper vectors. Virology 509 (2017) 71–81. (as co-corresponding with AW)

Schneweis, D.J., Whitfield, A.E., and *Rotenberg, D. 2017. Thrips developmental stage-specific transcriptome response to Tomato spotted wilt virus during the virus infection cycle in Frankliniella occidentalis, the primary vector. Virology 500: 226–237.

Montero-Astúa, M., Stafford, C., Badillo-Vargas, I., Rotenberg, D., Ullman, D.E., and Whitfield, A. E. 2016. Tospovirus-thrips biology. In Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens. J.K. Brown, ed. APS Press, pp. 289-309.

Barandoc-Alviar K., Ramirez, G.M., Rotenberg, D. and Whitfield, A.E. 2016. Analysis of acquisition and titer of Maize mosaic rhabdovirus in its vector, Peregrinus maidis (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). Journal of Insect Science 16:1-8. 10.1093/jisesa/iev154

*Rotenberg, D., Bockus, W. W., Whitfield, A.E., Hervey, K., Baker, K., Ou, Z., Laney, A., De Wolf, E.D., and Appel J.A. 2016. Occurrence of viruses and associated grain yields of paired symptomatic and nonsymptomatic tillers in Kansas winter wheat fields. Phytopathology 106:202-210.

Rotenberg, D., Jacobson, A., Schneweis, D., and Whitfield, A.E. 2015. Thrips transmission of tospoviruses. Current Opinion in Virology 15:80-89. **Featured on the cover.

Whitfield, A.E., Falk, B.W, Rotenberg, D.  2015. Insect vector-mediated transmission of plant viruses. Virology (invited review) 479-480:278-289.

Whitfield, A., and Rotenberg, D. 2015. Disruption of insect transmission of plant viruses. Current Opinion in Insect Science (invited review) 8:79-87.

Badillo-Vargas, I., *Rotenberg, D., Schneweis, B.A., and *Whitfield, A.E. 2015. Development of RNA interference tools for Frankliniella occidentalis. Journal of Insect Physiology 76:36-46. (doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.03.009).

Montero-Astúa, M., Rotenberg, D., Leach-Kieffaber, A., Schneweis, B.A., Park, S., Park, J.K., German, T.L., and Whitfield, A.E. 2014. Disruption of vector transmission by a plant-expressed viral glycoprotein. Molecular Plant- Microbe Interactions 27:296-304.

Whitfield, A.E., Rotenberg, D., and German, T.L. 2014. Plant pest destruction goes viral. Nature Biotechnology 32:65-66.

Stafford-Banks, C.A., Rotenberg, D., Johnson, B.R., Whitfield, A.E., Ullman, D.E. Analysis of the salivary gland transcriptome of Frankliniella occidentalis. 2014. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94447.

Nachappa, P., Margolies, D.C., Nechols, J.R., Whitfield, A.E., and Rotenberg, D. 2013. Tomato spotted wilt virus benefits a non-vector arthropod, Tetranychus urticae, by modulating different plant responses in tomato. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75909.

Yao, J., Rotenberg, D., Afsharifar, A., Barandoc-Alviar K., Whitfield, A.E. 2013 Development of RNAi methods for Peregrinus maidis, the corn planthopper. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70243.

Jacobson, A.L., Johnston, .S. Rotenberg, D., Whitfield, A.E., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L., Kennedy, G.G. 2013. Genome size and ploidy of Thysanoptera.  Insect Molecular Biology 22: 12-17.

Badillo-Vargas, I., Rotenberg, D., Schneweis, D. J., Hiromasa, Y., Tomich, J. M., and Whitfield, A.E. 2012. Proteomic analysis of the first instar larvae of Frankliniella occidentalis, the insect vector of Tomato spotted wilt virus. Journal of Virology 86:8793-8809.

Johnson, W.A., J.R. Nechols, R.A. Cloyd, D. Rotenberg and M.M., Kennelly.  2012. Effect of light intensity on Brassica rapa chemistry and Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) life history traits. J. Entomol. Science.  47(4): 327-349.

Johnson, W.A., R.A. Cloyd, J.R. Nechols, K.A. Williams, N.O. Nelson, D. Rotenberg, and M.M. Kennelly. 2012. Effect of nitrogen source on pac choi (Brassica rapa L.) chemistry and interactions with the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.).  HortScience 47(10):1457–1465.

Whitfield, A.E., Rotenberg, D., Aritua, V., and Hogenhout, S.A. 2011. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from Maize mosaic rhabdovirus-infected gut tissues of Peregrinus maidis reveals the presence of key components of insect innate immunity. Insect Molecular Biology 20:225-242.