Medina, Raul individual record

Dr. Medina's research centers around the role that ecological factors play in the population genetics of arthropods. He is particularly interested in the incorporation of evolutionary ecology considerations into pest control practices. His laboratory is currently assessing how species interactions at macroscopic (host-parasite interactions) and microscopic (arthropod microbiomes) levels interact with genetic variation of agricultural pests and arthropod vectors of human disease. His research team is exploring if the same principles governing insect herbivores' adaptation to their hosts translate into arthropod parasites of animals. He is also interested in understanding the factors that make some biotechnology innovations in agriculture controversial in the public sphere.

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Academic Articles48
  • Tietjen, M., Esteve‐Gasent, M. D., Castro‐Arellano, I., & Medina, R. F. (2022). Genomic evidence for host‐associated differentiation in an animal parasite, Dermacentor variabilis, the American dog tick. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 170(1), 95-107.
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  • Harrison, K., Tarone, A. M., DeWitt, T., & Medina, R. F. (2022). Predicting the occurrence of host‐associated differentiation in parasitic arthropods: a quantitative literature review. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 170(1), 5-22.
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  • Fu, Z., Antwi, J. B., Sword, G. A., Barman, A. K., & Medina, R. F. (2021). Geographic Variation of Bacterial Communities Associated with Cotton Fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus1. Southwestern Entomologist. 46(1), 17-32.
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  • Nibouche, S., Costet, L., Medina, R. F., Holt, J. R., Sadeyen, J., Zoogones, A., Brown, P., & Blackman, R. L. (2021). Morphometric and molecular discrimination of the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, (Zehntner, 1897) and the sorghum aphid Melanaphis sorghi (Theobald, 1904).. PLoS One. 16(3), e0241881-e0241881.
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  • Medina, R. F. (2012). Implications of HostAssociated Differentiation in the Control of Pest Species. Insect Outbreaks Revisited. 291-310. Wiley.
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Conference Papers4
  • Medina, R. F., & Barbosa, P. (2008). The role of host plant species in the phenotypic differentiation of sympatric populations of Aleiodes nolophanae and Cotesia marginiventris. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA. 128(1), 14-26.
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  • Medina, R. F., & Barbosa, P. (2008). The role of host plant species in the phenotypic differentiation of sympatric populations ofAleiodesnolophanaeandCotesiamarginiventris. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 128(1), 14-26.
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  • Medina, R. F., & Barbosa, P. (2007). Phenotypic and genetic differentiation of hymenopteran parasitoids. JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE. 7, 15-15.
  • Medina, R. F., Barbosa, P., & Waddell, K. (2005). Parasitism levels in Orgyia leucostigma feeding on two tree species: implications for the slowgrowth highmortality hypothesis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 115(1), 193-197.
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Texas A&M University; Entomology; 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475