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Starkey, Sharon

Starkey, Sharon Research Technician 127/29B W. Waters Hall
Manhattan KS 66506 Phone: (785) 532-6082 Fax: (785) 532-6232 starkey@ksu.eduArea(s) of Specialization:
Insect physiology, insect toxicology, and plant resistance to insects.


Li, X., X. Zhang, J. Zhang, X. Zhang, S. R. Starkey, and K. Y. Zhu. 2009. Identification and characterization of eleven glutathione S-transferase genes from the aquatic midge Chironomus tentans (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 39: 745-754.

Anderson, T. D., Y. Jin-Clark, K. Begum, S. R. Starkey, and K. Y. Zhu. 2008. Gene expression profiling reveals decreased expression of two hemoglobin genes associated with increased consumption of oxygen in Chironomus tentans exposed to atrazine: a possible mechanisms for adapting to oxygen deficiency. Aquatic Toxicology 86: 148-156.

Zhu, K.Y., S. Heise, J.Z. Zhang, T.D. Anderson, and S.R. Starkey. 2007. Comparative studies on effects of three chitin synthesis inhibitors on common malaria mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 44: 1047-1053

Boyko, E. V., C. M. Smith, T. Vankatappa, J. Bruno, Y. Deng, S. R. Starkey, and D. Klaahsen. 2006. The molecular basis of plant gene expression during aphid invasion: wheat Pto- and Pti-like sequences modulate aphid-wheat interaction. Journal of Economic Entomology 99:1430-1445.

Voolthuluru, P., J.Y. Meng, C. Khajuria, J. Louis, L.C. Zhu, S. Starkey, G.E. Wilde, C.A. Baker and C.M. Smith. 2006. Categories and inheritance of resistance to Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera : Aphididae) biotype 2 in a selection from wheat cereal introduction 2401. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1854-1861

Zhu, K. Y., G. E. Wilde, P. E. Sloderbeck, L. L. Buschman, R. A. Higgins, R. J. Whitworth, R. A. Bowling, S. R. Starkey, and F. He. 2005. Comparative susceptibility of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adults to selected insecticides in Kansas. Journal of Economic Entomology 98 (6): 2181-2187.

Boyko, E. V., S. R. Starkey, and C. M. Smith. 2004. Genetic mapping of genes expressing resistance to greenbug and Russian wheat aphid in bread wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:1230-1236.

Boyko, E., Starkey, S. and Smith, M. 2004. Molecular genetic mapping of Gby, a new greenbug resistance gene in bread wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 109: 1230-1236.

Smith, C. M., H. Havlickova, S. Starkey, B. S. Gill, and V. Holubec. 2004. Identification of Aegilops germplasm with multiple aphid resistance. Euphytica. 135:265-273.

Smith, C. M. and S. Starkey. 2003. Resistance to greenbug (Heteroptera: Aphididae) biotype I in Aegilops tauschii synthetic wheats. Journal of Economic Entomology 96:1571-1576.

Zhu, K. Y., J.-R. Gao, and S. R. Starkey. 2000. Organophosphate resistance mediated by alterations of acetylcholinesterase in a resistant clone of the greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 68: 138-147.