2013 Abstracts

Abstracts Presented in 2013 Meeting


Assessment of Aspergillus flavus and Aflatoxin Production Under Low Oxygen Conditions

Megan A. Dupnik, Charles P. Woloshuk, Greta L. Schuster, Shad D. Nelson


Characterization of Sphingobium sp. isolated from the rhizosphere of sorghum and its possible role in the biodegradation

Claudia Paola Mendoza Charles, Antonia Cruz Hernández, Susana  Fernández  Dávila


Outbreak of Sorghum/Sugarcane Aphid on Sorghum: First Detections, Distribution, and Notes on Management

Brewer, M. Way, S. Armstrong, C. Allen, S. Biles, C. Crumley, D. Sekula, J. Swart, A. Knutson,Villanueva,

R. Parker, G. Odvody, D. Kerns, T. Royer, and D. Ragsdale


Bioinformatic Analysis proteins membrane transducers of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus spp.
Cynthia G. Rodríguez-Quibrera, Aldo Segura-Cabrera, Isidro H. Almeyda-León and Alberto Mendoza-Herrera.


Functional analysis of ACC deaminase from A. lipoferum in A. brasilense strain cbg-497 and its effect on plant growth promotion

Eric Sánchez López, Alberto Mendoza H., Ma. Antonia Cruz


Effect of beef and pork fat inclusion on color of raw and cooked Nilgai Antelope patties.

Vela, and T.J. Machado


Development of efficient and early Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus detection methods in citrus

Omar Vazquez, Sandy Chavez, Madhurababu Kunta, and Eliezer S. Louzada


Silverleaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium, a possible reservoir host of the bacterial pathogen, ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Thinakaran, J, Pierson, E, Kunta, M, and Henne, D


Cooking time, cooking loss and patty shrink of Nilgai Antelope patties that include beef or pork fat.

T.D. Trevino, and T.J. Machado


The correlation of residual feed intake on carcass characteristics of Brahman influenced steers

Montemayor, T. Machado, K. McCuistion, M. Rouquette, Jr., and J. Paschal


Vermicompost Solution As a Nutrient Source in Hydroponic Crop Production

Amanda Lewis, Greta Schuster, Shad Nelson, and Juan Carlos Melgar


Genetic transformation of Micro-Tom tomato with a citrus calcium signal modifier gene (CSM-1) targeting resistance to Ca. L. solanacearum.

Cecilia Lott, Z. Viloria, M. Kunta, E.S. Louzada, and D. Henne


Mycotoxin Levels in Infested Corn Associated with Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea).

Dale Herrington, Greta Schuster, Amanda Lewis, and Pat Porter


Partial Rootzone Drying: an effective water saving strategy in citrus

Beatriz Contreras Barragan; Ayako  Kusakabe; Juan Carlos  Melgar; Shad Nelson; Juan Enciso


Preliminary Evaluation of Natural Enemies of the the Sugarcane Aphid (New Pest of Sorghum) in Voluntary Host Plants of the Rio Grande Valley

Rocio D. Davila, and Raul T. Villanueva


In Situ Degradation Characteristics of Sorghum Silage Treated with Fibrolytic Enzymes

Coronado, K.C. McCuistion, J.L. Foster, Greta Schuster


Abundances of Potato Psyllids, Whiteflies and Predacious Phytoseiid Mites under Organic Insecticides Programs

Gabriela Esparza-Díaz, and Raul T. Villanueva


Influence of Single or Double Row Planting, Irrigation, and Insecticide Regimes on Caterpillar Populations and Corn Yield

Raul T. Villanueva1, Juan Enciso2, Gabriela Esparza-Díaz1 and Rafael Lopez2


Methods for the Pathway Analysis of Three Fruit Fly Pest Species

Raul Ruiz-Arce and Terrance N. Todd


Biological Control Assessments of  Tamarixia radiata in a New Quarantine Zone in the La Blanca / San Carlos Area of South Texas

Mayra Rangel, Andrew Parker , Fidel Mendoza ,Rupert Santos,Gilbert Salazar , Christopher Vitek PhD, and Dan Flores PhD


Collection of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in commercial citrus orchards and backyards from Tamaulipas

N.M. Rosas-García, M. Mireles-Martínez, J.M. Villegas-Mendoza, and G. Rivera-Sánchez


Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Validation Test for New Procurement 2-Component Cones

Kari Skalitsky, Dr. Hugh Conway, Dr. Christopher Vitek


The Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of Pachyphytum glutinicaule and Ferocactus histrix

Mayra Oyervides, Carlos Castillejos, Sonia Rojas, and Teresa Patricia Feria Arroyo


A Comparison of How Beef Demand Determinants Affect Beef Consumption in Texas Versus the United States.

Avila and N.M. Rodriguez


Analyzing U.S. Beef Demand and the Impact of Female Labor Force Participation Behavior

Martinez and N.M. Rodriguez



Heidi C. Arteaga, Mamoudou Sétamou,  Daniel Flores and Barbara Storz  


Inheritance of 15 Microsatellite Loci in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata

Terrance Todd, Pedro Rendon, & Raul Ruiz-Arce


Use of GPS and Open-GIS Technology for Management of Natural Preserves in Urban Environments

Donghyeon Kim, Rachelle Matias, Gladis Saenz, Bryan Leigh Smith,

Damishki St. Pierre, and Dr. K. Rod Summy


Mexican fruit fly Anastrepha ludens artificial diet improvement testing

Daniel Garza, Hugh E. Conway, PhD, Christopher Vitek


Distribution of Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) in the Spoil Island Chains of the Lower Laguna Madre of Texas

Rachelle Matias, Gladis Saenz, Donghyeon Kim, Bryan Leigh Smith,

Damishki St. Pierre, Dr. Frank Judd, Dr. K. Rod Summy, and Dr. Ruben Mazariegos


Detecting Salt Stress in Tomato Plants using Remote Sensing Technology

Lesley Robles, Maria  and Dr. K. Rod Summy


Potential Use of Color Infrared Photography to Detect Infestations of Asian Cycad Scale

Maria Romero, Lesley Robles and Dr. K. Rod Summy


Phytophthorapropagulescount may go down in the rhizosphere of citrus trees grown on raised beds

S.Chaudhary , J.C. Melgar, M. Setamou, M. Kunta


Mortality Factors of Black Mangrove Propagules in the Lower Laguna Madre – Evidence of a Fungal Pathogen

Veronica Gomez and Kenneth R. Summy


CENA at UTPA:  A new program to foment agricultural science education and careerswith students at the University of Texas Pan-American

Racelis, A., R. Summy, D. Brown, D. Plas, and T. Sears.