Murray B. Isman, Ph.D.
May 13, 2011 - 4:05pm — Ethan
MCML 248 - 2357 Main Mall
Dean & Professor, Applied Biology (Entomology/Toxicology)
Ph.D. (Entomology) (1981), University of California, Davis
Refereed Research Papers (last five years)
Stoklosa, A., R. Matraszek, and M.K. Upadhyaya (2012) Phytotoxic activity of clove oil and its constituents and its modification by light intensity in broccoli and common lambsquarters. Weed Science, in press (accepted 19 Apr 2012).
Miresmailli, S., R.M. Gries, G.J. Gries, R.H. Zumar and M.B. Isman (2012) Population density and feeding duration of cabbage looper larvae on tomato plants alter levels of plant volatile emission. Pest Management Science 68: 101-107.
Akhtar, Y., M.B. Isman, C.-H. Lee, S.-G. Lee and H.-S. Lee (2012) Toxicity of quinones against two-spotted spider mite and three species of aphids in laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Industrial Crops and Products 37: 536-541.
Moreau, T.L. and M.B. Isman (2012) Combining reduced-risk products, trap crops and yellow sticky traps for greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) management on sweet peppers (Capsicum annum). Crop Protection 34: 42-46.
Akhtar, Y., E. Pages, A. Stevens, R. Bradbury, C.A.G. da Camara and M.B. Isman. (2012) Effect of chemical complexity of essential oils on feeding deterrence in larvae of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Physiological Entomology 37: 81-91.
Akhtar, Y., M.B. Isman, L.A. Niehaus, C.-H. Lee and H.-S. Lee. (2012) Antifeedant and toxic effects of naturally occurring and synthetic quinines to the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Crop Protection 31: 8-14.
Mullinix, K., J.F. Brunner and M.B. Isman (2011) Apple leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) populations and parasitism in an orchard managed with either a grass or alfalfa cover and without insecticides over four growing seasons. International Journal of Fruit Science 11: 99-110.
Moreau, T.L. and M.B. Isman (2010) Trapping whiteflies? A comparison of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) responses to trap crops and yellow sticky traps. Pest Management Science 67: 408-413.
Jiang, Z.L., Y. Akhtar, X. Zhang, R. Bradbury and M.B. Isman (2010) Insecticidal and feeding deterrent activities of essential oils in the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Applied Entomology, in press (published online 18 November 2010).
Shikano, I., Y. Akhtar and M.B. Isman (2010) Relationship between adult and larval host plant selection and larval performance in the generalist moth, Trichoplusia ni. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4: 197-205.
Miresmailli, S., R. Bradbury and M.B. Isman (2010) Qualitative assessment of an ultra- fast portable gas chromatograph (zNose) for analyzing volatile organic chemicals and essential oils in laboratory and greenhouses. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4: 175-180.
Shikano, I., Y. Akhtar, M.B. Isman and C.H. Rankin (2010) Dishabituating long-term memory for gustatory habituation in the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Behavioral Neuroscience 124: 701-705.
Mullinix, K., M.B. Isman and J.F. Brunner (2010) Key and secondary arthropod pest population trends in apple cultivated over four seasons with no insecticides and having a grass or legume cover. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 34: 584-594.
Machial, C.M., I. Shikano, M. Smirle, R. Bradbury and M.B. Isman (2010) Evaluation of the toxicity of 17 essential oils against Choristoneura rosaceana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest Management Science 66: 1116-1121.
Miresmailli, S., R.M. Gries, G.J. Gries, R.H. Zumar and M.B. Isman (2010) Using herbivore-induced plant volatiles for detecting cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni, Noctuidae) infestation on greenhouse tomato plants. Pest Management Science 66: 916-924.
Akhtar, Y., Y. Yang, M.B. Isman and E. Plettner (2010) Dialkoxybenzene and dialkoxy-allylbenzene feeding and oviposition deterrents against the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni: potential insect behavior control agents. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58: 4983-4991.
Seffrin, R. deC., I. Shikano, Y. Akhtar and M.B. Isman (2010) Effects of crude seed extracts of Annona atemoya and A. squamosa L. against the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni in the laboratory and greenhouse. Crop Protection 29: 20-24.
Akhtar, Y, I. Shikano and M.B. Isman (2009) Topical application of a plant extract to different life stages of Trichoplusia ni fails to influence feeding or oviposition behaviour. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 132: 275-282.
Jiang, Z., Y. Akhtar, R. Bradbury, X. Zhang and M.B. Isman (2009) Comparative toxicity of essential oils of Litsea pungens and Litsea cubeba and blends of their major constituents against the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57: 4833-4837.
Shikano I. and M.B. Isman (2009) A sensitive period for larval gustatory memory influencing subsequent oviposition choice by the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni. Animal Behaviour 77: 247-251.
Cutler, G.C., K. Ramanaidu, T. Astakie and M.B. Isman. (2009) Green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), reproduction during exposure to sublethal concentrations of imidacloprid and azadirachtin. Pest Management Science 65: 205-209.
Isman, M.B., J.A. Wilson and R. Bradbury. (2008) Insecticidal activities of commercial rosemary oils (Rosmarinus officinalis) against larvae of Pseudaletia unipuncta and Trichoplusia ni in relation to their chemical compositions. Pharmaceutical Biology 46: 82-87
Akhtar, Y., Y.-R. Yeoung and M.B. Isman. (2008) Comparative bioactivity of selected extracts from Meliaceae and some commercial botanical insecticides against two noctuid caterpillars, Trichoplusia ni and Pseudaletia unipuncta. Phytochemistry Reviews 7: 77-88
Refereed Review Papers (last five years)
Akhtar, Y. and M.B. Isman (2012) Plant natural products for pest management: the magic of mixtures. In: Advanced Technologies for Managing Insect Pests (I. Ishaaya, S.R. Palli and A.R. Horowitz, eds.), Springer, in press.
Isman, M.B. and G. Paluch (2011) Needles in the haystack: exploring chemical diversity of botanical insecticides, pp. 248-265. In: Green Trends in Insect Control (O. Lopez and J.G. Fernandez-Bolanos, eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry.
Isman, M.B. and S. Miresmailli (2010) Plant essential oils as repellents and deterrents to agricultural pests. In: Recent Developments in Invertebrate and Vertebrate Repellents, J. Coats and G. Paluch (eds.). American Chemical Society Symposium Series, in press (accepted 21 Sept 2010).
Isman, M.B. (2010) Botanical insecticides, deterrents, repellents and oils. In: Industrial Crops and Uses (B. Singh, ed.), CAB International, in press.
Miresmailli, M., D. Badulescu, M. Mahdaviani, R.H. Zumar and M.B. Isman (2010) Integrating plant chemical ecology, sensors and artificial intelligence for accurate pest monitoring. In: Tomatoes: Agricultural Practices, Pathogen Interactions and Health Effects (E.D. Aube and F.H. Poole, eds.), Nova, New York, in press.
Isman, M.B. (2008) Botanical insecticides: For richer, for poorer. Pest Mgmt Sci. 64: 8-11.