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Mahroof, Rizana

Mahroof, Rizana Ph.D. 2004 Phone: 803-536-8174 rmahroof@scsu.eduArea(s) of Specialization:
Stored Products Entomology
Stress Physiology


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Bio Brief

Elevated temperatures for insect management in mills: Biological, biochemical, and molecular responses of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).



Education

B.S. Agriculture (Special Degree), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1996
M.S. Entomology (M. Phil.), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 2000
Ph.D. Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, 2004

Publications

Mahroof, R.M. and T.W. Phillips. 2007. Orientation of the cigarette beetle, Lasiodermaserricorne (F.) (Coleoptera : Anobiidae) to plant-derived volatiles. Journal of Insect Behavior 20:99-115


Mahroof, R.M. and T.W. Phillips. 2007. Stable isotopes as markers to investigate host use by Rhyzopertha dominica. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 125: 205-213


Mahroof, R. and B. Subramanyam. 2006. Susceptibility of Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) developmental stages to high temperatures used during structural heat treatments. Bulletin of Entomological Research 96: 539-545.


Mahroof, R. M., K. Y. Zhu, L. G. Neven, B. Subramanyam, and J. Bai. 2005. Expression patterns of three heat shock protein 70 genes among developmental stages of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 141A: 247-256.


Mahroof, R., K. Y. Zhu, and B. Subramanyam. 2005. Changes in expression of heat shock proteins in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in relation to developmental stage, exposure time, and temperature. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98: 100-107.


Mahroof, R. M., Bh. Subramanyam and P. W. Flinn. (2005). Reproductive performance of Triboliumcastaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) exposed to the minimum heat treatment temperature as pupae and adults, Journal of Economic Entomology 98(2): 626-633.


Mahroof, R., Zhu, K.Y., and Bh. Subramanyam. 2004. Changes in expression of heat shock proteins in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in relation to developmental stage, exposure time, and temperature. Annals of Entomological Society of America 98: 100 -107.


Mahroof, R., Bh. Subramanyam, J. E. Throne, and A. Menon. 2003. Time-mortality relationships of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) life stages exposed to elevated temperatures. Journal of Economic Entomology 96: 1345-1351


Mahroof, R., Bh. Subramanyam, and D. Eustace. 2003. Temperature and relative humidity profiles during heat treatment of mills and its efficacy against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) life. Journal of Stored Product Research. 39: 555-569.


Mahroof, R.M., C. Hauxwell, J. P. Edirisinghe, A. D. Watt, and A. C. Newton. 2002. Effects of artificial shade on attack by the mahogany shoot borer. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 4: 283-292.


Mahroof, R.M., and J. P. Edirisinghe. 2001. Effect of quantity and quality of light on survival, growth and morphology of Swietenia macrophylla (King) seedlings. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 29 (1 & 2): 1-13.


Mahroof, R.M., C. Hauxwell, and J. P. Edirisinghe. 2001. Variation in pattern of attack by Hypsipyla robusta (Moore) and recovery of seedlings following simulated Hypsipyla damage on Swietenia macrophylla (King) grown under different shade conditions. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 28: 35-49.


Mahroof, R.M., C. Hauxwell, and J. P. Edirisinghe. 2000. Responses of Swietenia macrophylla (King) seedlings to different sizes of canopy openings in mixed mahogany plantations. Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research, 12: 127-137.