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Academic Articles15
  • Martin, J. E., Bernal Jimenez, E. K., Cruz, M. G., Zhu-Salzman, K., Way, M. O., & Badillo-Vargas, I. E. (2020). Assessing the Potential Infection of Tagosodes orizicolus (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) by Rice Hoja Blanca Virus in Texas.. J Econ Entomol. 113(2), 1018-1022.
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  • Garcia-Luna, S. M., Juarez, J. G., Cabañas, S., Tang, W., Roark, E. B., Maupin, C. R., Badillo-Vargas, I. E., & Hamer, G. L (2020). Stable Isotope Marking of Laboratory-Reared Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).. J Med Entomol. 57(2), 649-652.
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  • Badillo-Vargas, I. E., Chen, Y., Martin, K. M., Rotenberg, D., & 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.. J Virol. 93(21),
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  • Garcia-Luna, S. M., Chaves, L. F., Juarez, J. G., Bolling, B. G., Rodriguez, A., Presas, Y. E., ... Qualls, W. A (2019). From Surveillance To Control: Evaluation of A Larvicide Intervention Against Aedes aegypti In Brownsville, Texas.. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 35(3), 233-237.
  • Horton, D. R., Kaur, N., Cooper, W. R., Miliczky, E., Badillo-Vargas, I. E., Esparza-Díaz, G., ... Jensen, A. S. (2019). Whence and Whither the Convolvulus Psyllid? An Invasive Plant Leads to Diet and Range Expansion by a Native Insect Herbivore. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 112(3), 249-264.
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  • Barandoc-Alviar, K., Badillo-Vargas, I. E., & Whitfield, A. E. (2016). Interactions Between Insect Vectors and Propagative Plant Viruses. Management of Insect Pests to Agriculture. 133-180. Springer International Publishing.
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Conference Papers10
  • Chen, Y., Badillo-Vargas, I. E., Martin, K., Rotenberg, D., & Whitfield, A. E (2019). Characterization of novel thrips vector proteins that bind to tomato spotted wilt virus. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 109(10), 1-1.
  • Badillo-Vargas, I. E., Bedre, R., Esparza-Diaz, G., Avila, C., & Mandadi, K (2017). Tissue-specific transcriptional responses related to the horizontal and vertical transmission of a bacterial pathogen by its insect vector. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 107(12), 136-137.
  • Badillo-Vargas, I. E., Baker, C. A., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H. C., Funderburk, J. E., & Adkins, S (2015). Emerging tomato viruses in Florida. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 105(11), 11-11.
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Badillo Vargas
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