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1.

Transgenic Metarhizium rapidly kills mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic region of Burkina Faso.

Lovett B, Bilgo E, Millogo SA, Ouattarra AK, Sare I, Gnambani EJ, Dabire RK, Diabate A, St Leger RJ.

Science. 2019 May 31;364(6443):894-897. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw8737.

PMID:
31147521
2.

Transgenic Metarhizium pingshaense synergistically ameliorates pyrethroid-resistance in wild-caught, malaria-vector mosquitoes.

Bilgo E, Lovett B, Bayili K, Millogo AS, Saré I, Dabiré RK, Sanon A, St Leger RJ, Diabate A.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):e0203529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203529. eCollection 2018.

3.

Native entomopathogenic Metarhizium spp. from Burkina Faso and their virulence against the malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii and non-target insects.

Bilgo E, Lovett B, St Leger RJ, Sanon A, Dabiré RK, Diabaté A.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Mar 27;11(1):209. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2796-6.

4.

Stress-induced pyruvate accumulation contributes to cross protection in a fungus.

Zhang X, St Leger RJ, Fang W.

Environ Microbiol. 2018 Mar;20(3):1158-1169. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14058. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

PMID:
29411499
5.

Alternative transcription start site selection in Mr-OPY2 controls lifestyle transitions in the fungus Metarhizium robertsii.

Guo N, Qian Y, Zhang Q, Chen X, Zeng G, Zhang X, Mi W, Xu C, St Leger RJ, Fang W.

Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 16;8(1):1565. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01756-1.

6.

Genetically engineering better fungal biopesticides.

Lovett B, St Leger RJ.

Pest Manag Sci. 2018 Apr;74(4):781-789. doi: 10.1002/ps.4734. Epub 2017 Nov 14. Review.

PMID:
28905488
7.

Pyruvate Accumulation Is the First Line of Cell Defense against Heat Stress in a Fungus.

Zhang X, St Leger RJ, Fang W.

mBio. 2017 Sep 5;8(5). pii: e01284-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01284-17.

8.

Metarhizium robertsii produces indole-3-acetic acid, which promotes root growth in Arabidopsis and enhances virulence to insects.

Liao X, Lovett B, Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Microbiology. 2017 Jul;163(7):980-991. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000494. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

PMID:
28708056
9.

Improved efficacy of an arthropod toxin expressing fungus against insecticide-resistant malaria-vector mosquitoes.

Bilgo E, Lovett B, Fang W, Bende N, King GF, Diabate A, St Leger RJ.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 13;7(1):3433. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03399-0.

10.

Genome-wide identification of pathogenicity, conidiation and colony sectorization genes in Metarhizium robertsii.

Zeng G, Chen X, Zhang X, Zhang Q, Xu C, Mi W, Guo N, Zhao H, You Y, Dryburgh FJ, Bidochka MJ, St Leger RJ, Zhang L, Fang W.

Environ Microbiol. 2017 Oct;19(10):3896-3908. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13777. Epub 2017 May 29.

PMID:
28447400
11.

The genetic basis for variation in resistance to infection in the Drosophila melanogaster genetic reference panel.

Wang JB, Lu HL, St Leger RJ.

PLoS Pathog. 2017 Mar 3;13(3):e1006260. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006260. eCollection 2017 Mar.

12.

The Insect Pathogens.

Lovett B, St Leger RJ.

Microbiol Spectr. 2017 Mar;5(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.FUNK-0001-2016. Review.

PMID:
28256192
13.

Preface.

St Leger RJ, Lovett B.

Adv Genet. 2016;94:xiii-xxii. doi: 10.1016/S0065-2660(16)30032-3. No abstract available.

PMID:
27131332
14.

Insect Immunity to Entomopathogenic Fungi.

Lu HL, St Leger RJ.

Adv Genet. 2016;94:251-85. doi: 10.1016/bs.adgen.2015.11.002. Epub 2016 Jan 22. Review.

PMID:
27131327
15.

Advances in Genomics of Entomopathogenic Fungi.

Wang JB, St Leger RJ, Wang C.

Adv Genet. 2016;94:67-105. doi: 10.1016/bs.adgen.2016.01.002. Epub 2016 Mar 14. Review.

PMID:
27131323
16.

Exposure of Bed Bugs to Metarhizium anisopliae at Different Humidities.

Ulrich KR, Feldlaufer MF, Kramer M, St Leger RJ.

J Econ Entomol. 2014 Dec;107(6):2190-5. doi: 10.1603/EC14294.

PMID:
26470085
17.

Identification of Drosophila Mutants Affecting Defense to an Entomopathogenic Fungus.

Lu HL, Wang JB, Brown MA, Euerle C, St Leger RJ.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 23;5:12350. doi: 10.1038/srep12350.

18.

Construction of a hypervirulent and specific mycoinsecticide for locust control.

Fang W, Lu HL, King GF, St Leger RJ.

Sci Rep. 2014 Dec 5;4:7345. doi: 10.1038/srep07345.

19.

Trajectory and genomic determinants of fungal-pathogen speciation and host adaptation.

Hu X, Xiao G, Zheng P, Shang Y, Su Y, Zhang X, Liu X, Zhan S, St Leger RJ, Wang C.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 25;111(47):16796-801. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412662111. Epub 2014 Nov 3.

20.

Stress is the rule rather than the exception for Metarhizium.

Lovett B, St Leger RJ.

Curr Genet. 2015 Aug;61(3):253-61. doi: 10.1007/s00294-014-0447-9. Epub 2014 Sep 20. Review.

PMID:
25239135
21.

The plant beneficial effects of Metarhizium species correlate with their association with roots.

Liao X, O'Brien TR, Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014 Aug;98(16):7089-96. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-5788-2. Epub 2014 May 8.

PMID:
24805846
22.

Host-to-pathogen gene transfer facilitated infection of insects by a pathogenic fungus.

Zhao H, Xu C, Lu HL, Chen X, St Leger RJ, Fang W.

PLoS Pathog. 2014 Apr 10;10(4):e1004009. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004009. eCollection 2014 Apr.

23.

Unveiling the mechanism by which microsporidian parasites prevent locust swarm behavior.

Shi W, Guo Y, Xu C, Tan S, Miao J, Feng Y, Zhao H, St Leger RJ, Fang W.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 28;111(4):1343-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1314009111. Epub 2014 Jan 13.

24.

Overexpression of a Metarhizium robertsii HSP25 gene increases thermotolerance and survival in soil.

Liao X, Lu HL, Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014 Jan;98(2):777-83. doi: 10.1007/s00253-013-5360-5. Epub 2013 Nov 22.

PMID:
24265026
25.

Not all GMOs are crop plants: non-plant GMO applications in agriculture.

Hokanson KE, Dawson WO, Handler AM, Schetelig MF, St Leger RJ.

Transgenic Res. 2014 Dec;23(6):1057-68. doi: 10.1007/s11248-013-9769-5. Epub 2013 Nov 17. Review.

PMID:
24242193
26.

Metarhizium robertsii produces an extracellular invertase (MrINV) that plays a pivotal role in rhizospheric interactions and root colonization.

Liao X, Fang W, Lin L, Lu HL, St Leger RJ.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 21;8(10):e78118. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078118. eCollection 2013.

27.

Simple and efficient recycling of fungal selectable marker genes with the Cre-loxP recombination system via anastomosis.

Zhang DX, Lu HL, Liao X, St Leger RJ, Nuss DL.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2013 Dec;61:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2013.08.013. Epub 2013 Sep 3.

28.

Enhanced UV resistance and improved killing of malaria mosquitoes by photolyase transgenic entomopathogenic fungi.

Fang W, St Leger RJ.

PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43069. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043069. Epub 2012 Aug 17.

29.

Genomic perspectives on the evolution of fungal entomopathogenicity in Beauveria bassiana.

Xiao G, Ying SH, Zheng P, Wang ZL, Zhang S, Xie XQ, Shang Y, St Leger RJ, Zhao GP, Wang C, Feng MG.

Sci Rep. 2012;2:483. doi: 10.1038/srep00483. Epub 2012 Jul 2.

30.

Strain improvement of fungal insecticides for controlling insect pests and vector-borne diseases.

Fang W, Azimzadeh P, St Leger RJ.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;15(3):232-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2011.12.012. Epub 2012 Jan 13. Review.

PMID:
22245564
31.

The MrCYP52 cytochrome P450 monoxygenase gene of Metarhizium robertsii is important for utilizing insect epicuticular hydrocarbons.

Lin L, Fang W, Liao X, Wang F, Wei D, St Leger RJ.

PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028984. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

32.

Local adaptation of an introduced transgenic insect fungal pathogen due to new beneficial mutations.

Wang S, O'Brien TR, Pava-Ripoll M, St Leger RJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 20;108(51):20449-54. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1113824108. Epub 2011 Dec 5.

33.

Genome sequence of the insect pathogenic fungus Cordyceps militaris, a valued traditional Chinese medicine.

Zheng P, Xia Y, Xiao G, Xiong C, Hu X, Zhang S, Zheng H, Huang Y, Zhou Y, Wang S, Zhao GP, Liu X, St Leger RJ, Wang C.

Genome Biol. 2011 Nov 23;12(11):R116. doi: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-r116.

34.

Insertion of an esterase gene into a specific locust pathogen (Metarhizium acridum) enables it to infect caterpillars.

Wang S, Fang W, Wang C, St Leger RJ.

PLoS Pathog. 2011 Jun;7(6):e1002097. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002097. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

35.

Development of transgenic fungi that kill human malaria parasites in mosquitoes.

Fang W, Vega-Rodríguez J, Ghosh AK, Jacobs-Lorena M, Kang A, St Leger RJ.

Science. 2011 Feb 25;331(6020):1074-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1199115.

36.

Genome sequencing and comparative transcriptomics of the model entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and M. acridum.

Gao Q, Jin K, Ying SH, Zhang Y, Xiao G, Shang Y, Duan Z, Hu X, Xie XQ, Zhou G, Peng G, Luo Z, Huang W, Wang B, Fang W, Wang S, Zhong Y, Ma LJ, St Leger RJ, Zhao GP, Pei Y, Feng MG, Xia Y, Wang C.

PLoS Genet. 2011 Jan 6;7(1):e1001264. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001264.

37.

Society for Invertebrate Pathology 2009 Founders' Lecture: Donald W. Roberts--50 years of leadership in insect pathology.

St Leger RJ.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2010 Nov;105(3):211-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2010.09.021. No abstract available.

PMID:
20970532
38.

Mrt, a gene unique to fungi, encodes an oligosaccharide transporter and facilitates rhizosphere competency in Metarhizium robertsii.

Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Plant Physiol. 2010 Nov;154(3):1549-57. doi: 10.1104/pp.110.163014. Epub 2010 Sep 13.

39.

A laccase exclusively expressed by Metarhizium anisopliae during isotropic growth is involved in pigmentation, tolerance to abiotic stresses and virulence.

Fang W, Fernandes EK, Roberts DW, Bidochka MJ, St Leger RJ.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2010 Jul;47(7):602-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2010.03.011. Epub 2010 Apr 9.

PMID:
20382249
40.

RNA binding proteins mediate the ability of a fungus to adapt to the cold.

Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Environ Microbiol. 2010 Mar;12(3):810-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02127.x. Epub 2009 Dec 27.

PMID:
20050869
41.

Genetic engineering of fungal biocontrol agents to achieve greater efficacy against insect pests.

St Leger RJ, Wang C.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010 Jan;85(4):901-7. doi: 10.1007/s00253-009-2306-z. Epub 2009 Oct 28. Review.

PMID:
19862514
42.

Comparative genomics using microarrays reveals divergence and loss of virulence-associated genes in host-specific strains of the insect pathogen Metarhizium anisopliae.

Wang S, Leclerque A, Pava-Ripoll M, Fang W, St Leger RJ.

Eukaryot Cell. 2009 Jun;8(6):888-98. doi: 10.1128/EC.00058-09. Epub 2009 Apr 24.

43.

Associated links among mtDNA glycation, oxidative stress and colony sectorization in Metarhizium anisopliae.

Li L, Pischetsrieder M, St Leger RJ, Wang C.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2008 Sep;45(9):1300-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2008.06.003. Epub 2008 Jun 24.

PMID:
18620072
44.

Studies on adaptations of Metarhizium anisopliae to life in the soil.

St Leger RJ.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2008 Jul;98(3):271-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2008.01.007. Epub 2008 Mar 7.

PMID:
18430436
45.

MOS1 osmosensor of Metarhizium anisopliae is required for adaptation to insect host hemolymph.

Wang C, Duan Z, St Leger RJ.

Eukaryot Cell. 2008 Feb;7(2):302-9. Epub 2007 Nov 30.

46.

A scorpion neurotoxin increases the potency of a fungal insecticide.

Wang C, St Leger RJ.

Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Dec;25(12):1455-6. Epub 2007 Nov 11.

PMID:
17994009
47.
49.

Fungal peptide Destruxin A plays a specific role in suppressing the innate immune response in Drosophila melanogaster.

Pal S, St Leger RJ, Wu LP.

J Biol Chem. 2007 Mar 23;282(12):8969-77. Epub 2007 Jan 16.

50.

A collagenous protective coat enables Metarhizium anisopliae to evade insect immune responses.

Wang C, St Leger RJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25;103(17):6647-52. Epub 2006 Apr 13.

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