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Ascovirus P64 Homologs: A Novel Family of Large Cationic Proteins That Condense Viral Genomic DNA for Encapsidation.

Bideshi DK, Spears T, Zaghloul HAH, Tan Y, Bigot Y, Federici BA.

Biology (Basel). 2018 Sep 11;7(3). pii: E44. doi: 10.3390/biology7030044.


An appeal for a more evidence based approach to biopesticide safety in the EU.

Raymond B, Federici BA.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2018 Jan 1;94(1). doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix169.


Transcriptome Analysis of the Spodoptera frugiperda Ascovirus In Vivo Provides Insights into How Its Apoptosis Inhibitors and Caspase Promote Increased Synthesis of Viral Vesicles and Virion Progeny.

Zaghloul HAH, Hice R, Arensburger P, Federici BA.

J Virol. 2017 Nov 14;91(23). pii: e00874-17. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00874-17. Print 2017 Dec 1.


Highly Effective Broad Spectrum Chimeric Larvicide That Targets Vector Mosquitoes Using a Lipophilic Protein.

Bideshi DK, Park HW, Hice RH, Wirth MC, Federici BA.

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 12;7(1):11282. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11717-9.


Contributions of 5'-UTR and 3'-UTR cis elements to Cyt1Aa synthesis in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.

Sakano Y, Park HW, Bideshi DK, Ge B, Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2017 Oct;149:66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Aug 4.


In defense of Bacillus thuringiensis, the safest and most successful microbial insecticide available to humanity - a response to EFSA.

Raymond B, Federici BA.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2017 Jul;93(7). pii: fix084. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix084. Epub 2017 Jun 22.


ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ascoviridae.

Asgari S, Bideshi DK, Bigot Y, Federici BA, Cheng XW, Ictv Report Consortium.

J Gen Virol. 2017 Jan;98(1):4-5. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000677.


De novo phasing with X-ray laser reveals mosquito larvicide BinAB structure.

Colletier JP, Sawaya MR, Gingery M, Rodriguez JA, Cascio D, Brewster AS, Michels-Clark T, Hice RH, Coquelle N, Boutet S, Williams GJ, Messerschmidt M, DePonte DP, Sierra RG, Laksmono H, Koglin JE, Hunter MS, Park HW, Uervirojnangkoorn M, Bideshi DK, Brunger AT, Federici BA, Sauter NK, Eisenberg DS.

Nature. 2016 Nov 3;539(7627):43-47. doi: 10.1038/nature19825. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


Occurrence, pathology, and ultrastructure of iridovirus and cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses in daphnids from the Czech Republic.

Vávra J, Bílý T, Nebesářová J, Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2016 Oct;140:35-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2016.07.008. Epub 2016 Jul 19.


Effect of Promoters and Plasmid Copy Number on Cyt1A Synthesis and Crystal Assembly in Bacillus thuringiensis.

Park HW, Hice RH, Federici BA.

Curr Microbiol. 2016 Jan;72(1):33-40. doi: 10.1007/s00284-015-0911-x. Epub 2015 Sep 22.


Evolutionary relationships of iridoviruses and divergence of ascoviruses from invertebrate iridoviruses in the superfamily Megavirales.

Piégu B, Asgari S, Bideshi D, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2015 Mar;84:44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.12.013. Epub 2015 Jan 3.


Complete genome sequence of invertebrate iridovirus IIV22A, a variant of IIV22, isolated originally from a blackfly larva.

Piégu B, Guizard S, Yeping T, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Bideshi DK, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Apr 20;9(3):940-7. doi: 10.4056/sigs.5059132. eCollection 2014 Jun 15.


Protein crystal structure obtained at 2.9 Å resolution from injecting bacterial cells into an X-ray free-electron laser beam.

Sawaya MR, Cascio D, Gingery M, Rodriguez J, Goldschmidt L, Colletier JP, Messerschmidt MM, Boutet S, Koglin JE, Williams GJ, Brewster AS, Nass K, Hattne J, Botha S, Doak RB, Shoeman RL, DePonte DP, Park HW, Federici BA, Sauter NK, Schlichting I, Eisenberg DS.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 2;111(35):12769-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413456111. Epub 2014 Aug 18.


Ultrastructural characterization and multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) of 'Candidatus Rickettsiella isopodorum', a new lineage of intracellular bacteria infecting woodlice (Crustacea: Isopoda).

Kleespies RG, Federici BA, Leclerque A.

Syst Appl Microbiol. 2014 Jul;37(5):351-9. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 May 28.


Genome sequence of a crustacean iridovirus, IIV31, isolated from the pill bug, Armadillidium vulgare.

Piégu B, Guizard S, Yeping T, Cruaud C, Asgari S, Bideshi DK, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

J Gen Virol. 2014 Jul;95(Pt 7):1585-90. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.066076-0. Epub 2014 Apr 10.


Complete genome sequence of invertebrate iridovirus IIV30 isolated from the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea.

Piégu B, Guizard S, Spears T, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Bideshi DK, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2014 Feb;116:43-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2013.12.007. Epub 2014 Jan 3.


Complete genome sequence of invertebrate iridovirus IIV-25 isolated from a blackfly larva.

Piégu B, Guizard S, Spears T, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Bideshi DK, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

Arch Virol. 2014 May;159(5):1181-5.


Mtx toxins from Lysinibacillus sphaericus enhance mosquitocidal cry-toxin activity and suppress cry-resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus.

Wirth MC, Berry C, Walton WE, Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2014 Jan;115:62-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2013.10.003. Epub 2013 Oct 19.


"Megavirales", a proposed new order for eukaryotic nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses.

Colson P, De Lamballerie X, Yutin N, Asgari S, Bigot Y, Bideshi DK, Cheng XW, Federici BA, Van Etten JL, Koonin EV, La Scola B, Raoult D.

Arch Virol. 2013 Dec;158(12):2517-21. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1768-6. Epub 2013 Jun 29.


Complete genome sequence of invertebrate iridescent virus 22 isolated from a blackfly larva.

Piégu B, Guizard S, Spears T, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Bideshi DK, Federici BA, Bigot Y.

J Gen Virol. 2013 Sep;94(Pt 9):2112-6. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.054213-0. Epub 2013 Jun 26.


Intermolecular interaction between Cry2Aa and Cyt1Aa and its effect on larvicidal activity against Culex quinquefasciatus.

Bideshi DK, Waldrop G, Fernandez-Luna MT, Diaz-Mendoza M, Wirth MC, Johnson JJ, Park HW, Federici BA.

J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013 Aug;23(8):1107-15.


Identification and characterization of three previously undescribed crystal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. jegathesan.

Sun Y, Zhao Q, Xia L, Ding X, Hu Q, Federici BA, Park HW.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jun;79(11):3364-70. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00078-13. Epub 2013 Mar 22.


Characteristics of inteins in invertebrate iridoviruses and factors controlling insertion in their viral hosts.

Bigot Y, Piégu B, Casteret S, Gavory F, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013 Apr;67(1):246-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.01.017. Epub 2013 Feb 7.


Cyt1Aa from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis enhances mosquitocidal activity of B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD-1 against Aedes aegypti but not Culex quinquefasciatus.

Park HW, Pino BC, Kozervanich-Chong S, Hafkenscheid EA, Oliverio RM, Federici BA, Bideshi DK.

J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013 Jan;23(1):88-91.


The 60-kilodalton protein encoded by orf2 in the cry19A operon of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. jegathesan functions like a C-terminal crystallization domain.

Barboza-Corona JE, Park HW, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Mar;78(6):2005-12. doi: 10.1128/AEM.06750-11. Epub 2012 Jan 13.


A 54-kilodalton protein encoded by pBtoxis is required for parasporal body structural integrity in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.

Diaz-Mendoza M, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Mar;194(6):1562-71. doi: 10.1128/JB.06095-11. Epub 2011 Dec 30.


The 20-kDa chaperone-like protein of Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. israelensis enhances yield, crystal size and solubility of Cry3A.

Diaz-Mendoza M, Bideshi DK, Ortego F, Farinós GP, Federici BA.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2012 Feb;54(2):88-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2011.03176.x. Epub 2012 Jan 3.


Histopathology and effect on development of the PhopGV on larvae of the potato tubermoth, Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).

Lacey LA, Hoffmann DF, Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2011 Sep;108(1):52-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2011.06.003. Epub 2011 Jun 25.


Properties and applied use of the mosquitocidal bacterium, Bacillus sphaericus.

Park HW, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

J Asia Pac Entomol. 2010 Sep;13(3):159-168. doi: 10.1016/j.aspen.2010.03.002.


Evolution of resistance to the Bacillus sphaericus Bin toxin is phenotypically masked by combination with the mosquitocidal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis.

Wirth MC, Walton WE, Federici BA.

Environ Microbiol. 2010 May;12(5):1154-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02156.x. Epub 2010 Feb 7.


Appropriate analytical methods are necessary to assess nontarget effects of insecticidal proteins in GM crops through meta-analysis (response to Andow et al. 2009).

Shelton AM, Naranjo SE, Romeis J, Hellmich RL, Wolt JD, Federici BA, Albajes R, Bigler F, Burgess EP, Dively GP, Gatehouse AM, Malone LA, Roush R, Sears M, Sehnal F, Ferry N, Bell HA.

Environ Entomol. 2009 Dec;38(6):1533-8. No abstract available.


Symbiotic virus at the evolutionary intersection of three types of large DNA viruses; iridoviruses, ascoviruses, and ichnoviruses.

Bigot Y, Renault S, Nicolas J, Moundras C, Demattei MV, Samain S, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

PLoS One. 2009 Jul 28;4(7):e6397. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006397.


SIP Founders' Lecture and virus symposium, 2008.

Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2009 Jul;101(3):161. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2009.06.001. No abstract available.


Setting the record straight: a rebuttal to an erroneous analysis on transgenic insecticidal crops and natural enemies.

Shelton AM, Naranjo SE, Romeis J, Hellmich RL, Wolt JD, Federici BA, Albajes R, Bigler F, Burgess EP, Dively GP, Gatehouse AM, Malone LA, Roush R, Sears M, Sehnal F.

Transgenic Res. 2009 Jun;18(3):317-22. doi: 10.1007/s11248-009-9260-5. No abstract available.


Ascoviruses: superb manipulators of apoptosis for viral replication and transmission.

Federici BA, Bideshi DK, Tan Y, Spears T, Bigot Y.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2009;328:171-96. Review.


Proteomic analysis of the Spodoptera frugiperda ascovirus 1a virion reveals 21 proteins.

Tan Y, Bideshi DK, Johnson JJ, Bigot Y, Federici BA.

J Gen Virol. 2009 Feb;90(Pt 2):359-65. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.005934-0.


P64, a novel major virion DNA-binding protein potentially involved in condensing the Spodoptera frugiperda Ascovirus 1a genome.

Tan Y, Spears T, Bideshi DK, Johnson JJ, Hice R, Bigot Y, Federici BA.

J Virol. 2009 Mar;83(6):2708-14. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01610-08. Epub 2009 Jan 7.


A 1.1-kilobase region downstream of the bin operon in Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 decreases bin yield and crystal size in strain 2297.

Park HW, Tang M, Sakano Y, Federici BA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Feb;75(3):878-81. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01444-08. Epub 2008 Dec 5.


Molecular evidence for the evolution of ichnoviruses from ascoviruses by symbiogenesis.

Bigot Y, Samain S, Augé-Gouillou C, Federici BA.

BMC Evol Biol. 2008 Sep 18;8:253. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-253.


Developing recombinant bacteria for control of mosquito larvae.

Federici BA, Park HW, Bideshi DK, Wirth MC, Johnson JJ, Sakano Y, Tang M.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2007;23(2 Suppl):164-75. Review.


Mtx toxins synergize Bacillus sphaericus and Cry11Aa against susceptible and insecticide-resistant Culex quinquefasciatus larvae.

Wirth MC, Yang Y, Walton WE, Federici BA, Berry C.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Oct;73(19):6066-71. Epub 2007 Aug 17.


The 20-kDa protein of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis enhances Bacillus sphaericus 2362 bin toxin synthesis.

Park HW, Bideshi DK, Federici BA.

Curr Microbiol. 2007 Aug;55(2):119-24. Epub 2007 Jun 26.


SIP Founders' Lecture and Symposia, 2006.

Federici BA.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2007 Jul;95(3):151. Epub 2007 Apr 6. No abstract available.


Genomic sequence of Spodoptera frugiperda Ascovirus 1a, an enveloped, double-stranded DNA insect virus that manipulates apoptosis for viral reproduction.

Bideshi DK, Demattei MV, Rouleux-Bonnin F, Stasiak K, Tan Y, Bigot S, Bigot Y, Federici BA.

J Virol. 2006 Dec;80(23):11791-805. Epub 2006 Sep 20.


Minireplicon from pBtoxis of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.

Tang M, Bideshi DK, Park HW, Federici BA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Nov;72(11):6948-54. Epub 2006 Aug 25.

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