Gary Felton

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Department Head and Professor, Entomology

Research Summary

Chemical ecology, insect-plant interactions, induced plant defenses and plant perception of herbivores.

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Recent Publications

Sorghum and maize flavonoids are detrimental to growth and survival of fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda

Chatterjee, D., Lesko, T., Peiffer, M., Elango, D., Beuzelin, J., Felton, G. W. & Chopra, S., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Pest Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Enterococcal symbionts of caterpillars facilitate the utilization of a suboptimal diet

Chen, B., Mason, C. J., Peiffer, M., Zhang, D., Shao, Y. & Felton, G. W., Apr 2022, In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 138, 104369.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The dual function of elicitors and effectors from insects: reviewing the ‘arms race’ against plant defenses

Jones, A. C., Felton, G. W. & Tumlinson, J. H., Jul 2022, In: Plant molecular biology. 109, 4-5, p. 427-445 19 p.

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Low water availability enhances volatile-mediated direct defences but disturbs indirect defences against herbivores

Lin, P. A., Paudel, S., Bin Zainuddin, N., Tan, C. W., Helms, A., Ali, J. G. & Felton, G. W., Nov 2022, In: Journal of Ecology. 110, 11, p. 2759-2771 13 p.

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Stomata-mediated interactions between plants, herbivores, and the environment

Lin, P. A., Chen, Y., Ponce, G., Acevedo, F. E., Lynch, J. P., Anderson, C. T., Ali, J. G. & Felton, G. W., Mar 2022, In: Trends in Plant Science. 27, 3, p. 287-300 14 p.

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Concerted impacts of antiherbivore defenses and opportunistic Serratia pathogens on the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Mason, C. J., Peiffer, M., St Clair, A., Hoover, K. & Felton, G. W., Jan 2022, In: Oecologia. 198, 1, p. 167-178 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Host-Specific larval lepidopteran mortality to pathogenic Serratia mediated by poor diet

Mason, C. J., Peiffer, M., Felton, G. W. & Hoover, K., Oct 2022, In: Journal of invertebrate pathology. 194, 107818.

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Plant Nutrition Influences Resistant Maize Defense Responses to the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Mason, C. J., Ray, S., Davidson-Lowe, E., Ali, J., Luthe, D. S. & Felton, G., Feb 25 2022, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10, 844274.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Special Issues in Honor of Professor Dr. Dr. hc mult. Wittko Francke, 28 November 1940–27 December 2020

Millar, J. G., Schulz, S. & Felton, G. W., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 48, 3, p. 241-243 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Anti-Herbivore Resistance Changes in Tomato with Elevation

Paudel, S., Felton, G. W. & Rajotte, E. G., Feb 2022, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 48, 2, p. 196-206 11 p.

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Silicon-Mediated Enhancement of Herbivore Resistance in Agricultural Crops

Acevedo, F. E., Peiffer, M., Ray, S., Tan, C. W. & Felton, G. W., Feb 11 2021, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, 631824.

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Changes in arthropod community but not plant quality benefit a specialist herbivore on plants under reduced water availability

Lin, P. A., Liu, C. M., Ou, J. A., Sun, C. H., Chuang, W. P., Ho, C. K., Kinoshita, N. & Felton, G. W., Feb 2021, In: Oecologia. 195, 2, p. 383-396 14 p.

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Changes in tolerance and resistance of a plant to insect herbivores under variable water availability

Lin, P. A., Paudel, S., Afzal, A., Shedd, N. L. & Felton, G. W., Mar 2021, In: Environmental and Experimental Botany. 183, 104334.

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Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release

Lin, P. A., Chen, Y., Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Heu, C. C., Zainuddin, N. B., Sidhu, J. S., Peiffer, M., Tan, C. W., Helms, A., Kim, D., Ali, J., Rasgon, J. L., Lynch, J., Anderson, C. T. & Felton, G. W., Apr 2021, In: New Phytologist. 230, 2, p. 793-803 11 p.

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Effects of maize (Zea mays) genotypes and microbial sources in shaping fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) gut bacterial communities

Mason, C. J., Hoover, K. & Felton, G. W., Dec 2021, In: Scientific reports. 11, 1, 4429.

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