Selected publications

Hickner, P., Rivaldi, C., Johnson, C., Siddappaji, M., Raster, G.  and Syed, Z. 2016. The making of a pest: Insights from the evolution of chemosensory receptor families in a pestiferous and invasive fly, Drosophila suzukii. BMC Genomics (in press)

Mysore, K., Sun, L., Tomchaney, M., Sullivan, G., Adams, H., Piscoya, A., Severson, D., Syed, Z. and Duman-Scheel M. 2015. siRNA-Mediated Silencing of doublesex during Female Development of the Dengue Vector Mosquito Aedes aegypti. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2015, 9(11):e0004213-e0004213

Scheidler, N.H., Liu. C, Hamby, K.A., Zalom. &  Syed. Z.  2015. Volatile codes: Correlation of olfactory signals and reception in Drosophila-yeast chemical communication. Scientific  Reports 5, 14059; doi: 10.1038/srep14059

Duman-scheel, M. and Syed, Z. 2015. Developmental neurogenetics of sexual dimorphism in Aedes aegypti. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 61.  doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00061 (PDF)

Syed. Z. 2015 Chemical ecology and olfaction in arthropod vectors of diseases. Current Opinion in Insect Science. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.04.011 (PDF)

Sullivanan, G.A., Liu, C. and Syed, Z. 2014. Oviposition signals and their neuroethological correlates in the Culex pipiens complex. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. Available online 16 October 2014. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2014.10.007. (PDF)

Reidenbach KR, Cheng C, Liu F, Liu C, Besansky NJ and Syed, Z. 2014. Cuticular differences associated with aridity acclimation in African malaria vectors carrying alternative arrangements of inversion 2La. Parasite & Vectors Apr 10;7:176. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-176. (PDF)

Rund, S.S., Bonar, N.A., Champion, M.M., Ghazi, J.P., Houk, C.M., Leming, M.T., Syed, Z. and Duffield, G.E. 2013. Daily rhythms in antennal protein and olfactory sensitivity in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Scientific Reports. 2013;3:2494. doi: 10.1038/srep02494. (PDF)

Syed, Z., Pelletier, J., Flounders, E. and Leal, W. S. 2011. Generic insect repellent detectors from the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 0.1371/journal.pone.0017705. (PDF)

Syed, Z., Kopp, A., Kimbrell, D, A. and Leal, W, S. 2010. Bombykol receptors in the silkworm moth and the fruit fly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 107: 9436–9439. (PDF)

Pelletier, J., Guidolin, A., Syed, Z., Cornel, A.J. and Leal, W.S. 2010.Knockdown of a mosquito odorant-binding protein involved in the sensitive detection of oviposition attractants. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36: 245-248 (PDF) Journal cover.

Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., Dewhirst, S.Y., Logan, J.G., Omollo, M.O., Torto, B., Pelletier, J., Syed, Z. and Leal, W.S. 2010. Chemical Ecology of Animal and Human Pathogen Vectors in a Changing Global Climate. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36: 113-121 (PDF)

Syed, Z. and Leal, W. S. 2009. Acute olfactory response of Culex mosquitoes to a human- and bird-derived attractant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 106: 18803–18808 (PDF)

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Harraca, V., Syed, Z. And Guerin, P.M. 2009. Olfactory and behavioural responses of tsetse flies, Glossina spp., to rumen metabolites. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 195: 815-24. (PDF)

Syed, Z. and Leal, W.S. 2008. Mosquitoes smell and avoid the insect repellent DEET. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 105: 13598 – 603 (PDF)

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Leal W, S., Barbosa, R.M., Xu, W., Ishida, Y., Syed, Z., Latte, N., Chen, A.M., Morgan, T.I., Cornel, A.J., Furtado, A. 2008. Reverse and conventional chemical ecology approaches for the development of oviposition attractants for Culex mosquitoes. PLoS ONE. Aug 22; 3 (8) : e3045. (PDF)

Cork, A.,  De Souza, K., Hall D.R., Jones, O.T., Casagrande, E., Krishnaiah, K. and Syed, Z. 2008. Development of PVC-resin controlled release formulation for pheromones and use in mating disruption of yellow rice stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas. Crop protection.  27: 248-255. (PDF)

Syed, Z. and Leal, W,S. 2007. Maxillary palps in Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae): broad spectrum detectors for host and habitat related chemostimuli. Chemical Senses. 32: 727-738 (PDF)

Pelz, D., Roeske, T., Syed, Z., Bruyne, M. and Galizia, C, G. 2006. The molecular receptive range of an olfactory receptor in vivo (Drosophila melanogaster Or22a). Journal of Neurobiology. 66: 1544-63 (PDF)

Syed, Z., Ishida, Y., Taylor, K., Kimbrell, D, A. and Leal, W, S. 2006. Pheromone reception in fruit flies expressing a moth’s odorant receptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 103: 16538-43 (PDF)

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Syed, Z., and Guerin. P.M. 2004. Tsetse flies are attracted to the invasive plant Lantana camara. Journal of Insect Physiology. 50: 43-50 (PDF)

Syed. Z., Baltensweiler, W. and Guerin, P.M. 2003. Antennal olfactory responses to larch and cembran pine volatiles by the two host races of the larch bud moth, Zeiraphera diniana. Journal of Chemical Ecology.  29: 1691-1708 (PDF)

McMahon, C., Guerin P.M., and Syed, Z. 2001. 1-octen-3-ol isolated from bont ticks attracts Amblyomma variegatum. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 27: 471-86. (PDF)

Guerin, P.M., Kröber, T., McMahon, C., Guerenstein, P., Grenacher, S., Vlimant M., Diehl, P.A., Steullet, P. and Syed, Z. 2000. Chemosensory and behavioral adaptations of ectoparasitic arthropods.  Novo Acta Leopoldina 83: 197-213. (PDF)