Publications

In Press
 
Holleman, J.G., Robison, G.A., Belovich, I.J., & Booth, W.  Knockdown resistance-associated mutations dominate populations of the bed bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) across the south central United States. Journal of Medical Entomology.
Booth, W. Evolution: Bedbugs evolved before their assumed ancestral host. Current Biology. (Invited Dispatch)
2018
Keane, K.T., Booth, W., Howard, D.R., Golden, T.M.J., & Hill, P.S. Competition decreases with relatedness and lek size in mole crickets: A role for kin selection?. Behavioral Ecology. 29, 1067-1074
Calvete, J.J., Casewell, N.R., Hernandez-Guzman, U., Quesada-Bernat, S., Sanz, L., Rokyta, D.R., Storey, D., Albulescu, L-O., Wuster, W., Smith, C.F., Schuett, G.W., & Booth, W. Venom complexity in a pitviper produced by facultative parthenogenesis. Scientific Reports. 8, 11539.
Balvin, O., & Booth, W. Distribution and frequency of pyrethroid resistance-associated mutations in host lineages of the bed bug, (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) across Europe. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55, 923-928.
Booth, W., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. Population Genetics of Bed Bugs. In: Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (Eds. S.L. Doggett, D.M. Miller. & C-Y Lee). John Wiley & Sons. Inc. New Jersey, U.S.A.
2017
Hannebaum, S.L., Brown, C.R., & Booth, W. Ecological and phenotypic effects on survival and habitat transitions of white-footed mice. Journal of Mammalogy. 98, 1356-1366.
 
Gamble, T., Castoe, T.A., Nielsen, S.V., Banks, J.L., Card, D.C., Schield, D.R., Schuett, G.W. & Booth, W. The Discovery of XY sex chromosomes in a Boa and python. Current Biology. 27, 2148-2153.
Runjaic, J., Bellovich, I., Page, C.E., Brown, C.R. & Booth, W. No detectable insecticide resistance in swallow bugs (Hemptera: Cimicidae) following long-term exposure to naled (Dibrom 8). Journal of Medical Entomology. 54, 994-998.
Taylor, E.N. & Booth, W. Rattlesnakes as Models for Reproductive Studies of Vertebrates. In: Rattlesnakes of Arizona (vol. 2) (Eds. G.W. Scheutt, R.S. Reiserer, C.F. Smith. & M.J. Feldner). Eco Press: Rodeo, New Mexico, U.S.A.
2016
Sorger, D.M., Booth, W., Eshete, W.A., Lowman, M. & Moffett, M.W. Outnumbered: A new dominant ant species with genetically diverse supercolonies in Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae: Lepisiota). Insectes Sociaux. DOI 10.1007/s00040-016-0524-9
Card, D.C., Schield, D.R., Adams, R.H., Corbin, A.B., Perry, B.W., Andrew, A.L., Pasquesi, G.I.M., Smith, E.N., Jezkova, T., Boback, S.M., Booth, W. & Castoe, T.A. Phylogeographic and population genetic analyses reveal multiple species of Boa and independent origins of insular dwarfism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 102, 104-116
 
Kolokotronis, S-O., Foos, J., Rosenfeld, J., Brugler, M., Reeves, D., Benoit, J., Booth, W., Robison, G.A., Steffen, M., Palli, S., Schal, C., Richards, S., Narechania, A., Baker, R., Sorkin, L., Amato, G., Mason, CE., Sidall, ME. & DeSalle, R. The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 1, 425-427.
 
Turner, M.M., DePerno, C.S., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L. Conner, M.C. & Lancia, R.A. The mating system of white-tailed deer under Quality Deer Management. Journal of Wildlife Manangement and Wildlife Monographs. 80, 935-940.
 
Benoit, J., ….…Booth, W. et al. (total 82 authors). Unique features of the bed bug, a global human ectoparasite,
identified through genome sequencing. Nature Communication. 6, doi:10.1038/ncomms10165.
 
Keane, K., Hill, P.S. & Booth, W. Nested kin clusters within leks of the prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 118, 382-393. 
 
Booth, W. & Schuett, G.W. The emerging phylogenetic pattern of parthenogenesis in snakes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 118, 172-186. 
 
2015
 
Hoss, S.K., Deutschman, D.H., Booth, W. & Clark, R.W. Post-birth separation affects the affiliative behavior of kin in a pitviper with maternal attendance. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116, 637-648.
 
Robison, G.A., Balvin, O., Schal, C., Vargo, E.L. & Booth, WExtensive mitochondrial heteroplasmy in natural populations of a resurging human pest, the bed bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 52,
734-738.
 
Brown, C.R., Page, C.E., Robison, G.A., O'Brien, V.A. & Booth, WPredation by ants controls swallow bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae: Oeciacus vicarius) infestations. Journal of Vector Ecology. 40, 152-157. 
 
Booth, W., Balvin, O., Vargo, E.L., Vilimova, J. & Schal. C. Host association drives genetic divergence in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius. Molecular Ecology. 24, 980-992.
 
2014
 
Vargo, E.L., Crissman, J.R., Booth, W., Santangelo, R.G., Mukha, D.V., Schal, C. Hierarchical genetic analysis of German cockroach (Blattella germanica) populations from within buildings to across continents. PLoS ONE. 9(7): e102321
 
Booth, W., Schuett, G.W., Ridgway, A., Buxton, D.W., Castoe, T.A., Bastone, G., Bennett, C. & McMahan, Wm. 
New insights on facultative parthenogenesis in pythons. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112, 461-468
 
Terrapon, N., Li, C., Robertson, HM., Ji, L., Meng, X,. Booth, W. et al. Molecular traces of alternative social
organization in a termite genome. Nature Communications. 5, 3636.
 
2013
 
Husseneder, C., Garner, S.P., Huang, Q., Booth, W. & Vargo. E.L. Characterization of microsatellites for population genetic analyses of the fungus-growing termite, Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Environmental Entomology, 42. 1092-1099. 
 
Jacobson, A.L., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L. & Kennedy, G.G. Thrips tabaci population genetic structure and polyploidy in relation to competency as a vector of Tomato spotted wilt virus. PLoS One. 8(1) e54484.
 
Jacobson, A.L., Johnston, J.S., Rotenberg, D., Whitfield, A.E., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L. & Kennedy, G.G. Genome size and ploidy in Thysanoptera. Insect Molecular Biology. 22, 12-17.
 
2012
 
Booth, W., Smith, C.F., Eskridge, P., Hoss, S.K., Mendelson, J., Schuett, G.W. Facultative parthenogenesis discovered
in wild vertebrates. Biology Letters. 8, 983-985.
 
Reynolds R.G, Booth W, Schuett G.W, Fitzpatrick B.M, Burghardt G.M. Successive virgin births of viable male progeny in a garter snake. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107, 566-572.
 
Vasquez-Dominguez, E., Suarez-Atiliano, M., Booth W., Gonzalez-Baca, C. & Cuaron, A.D. Successful colonization of introduced species on islands: genetic evidence for Boa constrictor on Cozumel Island. Biological Invasions. 14, 2101-2116.
 
Saenz, V., Booth, W., Schal, C. and Vargo, E.L. Genetic analysis of bed bug (Cimex lectularius) populations reveals small propagule size within individual infestations but high genetic diversity across infestations from the eastern U.S. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49, 865-875.
 
Booth, W., Saenz, V.L1., Santangelo, R.G., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. Molecular markers reveal infestation dynamics of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius, within apartment buildings. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49, 535-546.
 
Singham, G.V., Vargo, E.L., Booth, W., Othman, A.S. & Lee, C.Y. Polymorphic microsatellite loci from an indigenous Asian fungus-growing termite, Mactotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) and their utility across related taxa. Environmental Entomology. 41. 426-431. 
 
Booth, W., Brent, C.S., Calleri, D.V., Rosengaus, R.B., Traniello, J.F.A. & Vargo, E.L. Population genetic structure and colony breeding system in dampwood termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis and Z. nevadensis nuttungi). Insectes Sociaux. 59, 127-137.

 

2011
 
Copeland, R.S., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Muteti, S., Booth, W. & Weigmann, B.M. Rediscovery of the "Terrible hairy fly", Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae), in eastern Kenya, with notes on biology, natural history, and genetic variation of the Ukasi Hill population. African Invertebrates. 52, 363-390.
 
Booth, W. & Schuett, G.W. Molecular genetic evidence for alternate reproductive strategies in North American pitviper (Serpentes, Viperidae): long-term sperm storage and parthenogenesis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104, 934-942.
 
Booth, W., Million, L., Reynolds, R.G., Burghardt, G.M. Vargo, E.L., Schal, C., Tzika, A.C. & Schuett, G.W. Consecutive virgin births in the new world boid snake, the Colombian rainbow boa, Epicrates maurus. Journal of Heredity­. 102, 759-763.
 
Booth, W., Johnson, D.H., Moore, S., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. Evidence for viable, non-clonal but fatherless Boa constrictors. Biology Letters. 7, 253-256.
 
Booth, W., Santangelo, R.G., Vargo, E.L., Mukha, D.V. & Schal, C. Population genetic structure in German cockroaches (Blattella germanica): Differentiated islands in an agricultural landscape. Journal of Heredity­. 102, 175-183.
 
Parks, R., Booth, W. & Cowger, C. Characterization of polymorphic loci of Blumeria graminis f. sp. Tritici, the cause of powdery mildew of wheat. Molecular Ecology Resources. 11, 586-589.

 

2010
 
Menke, S.B*., Booth, W., Dunn, R., Vargo, E.l., Schal, C. & Silverman, J. (2010) Is it easy to be urban? Convergent success in urban habitats among lineages of a widespread native ant. PLoS ONE. 5(2): e9194.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009194.
 
Crissman, J*., Booth, W*., Santangelo, R.G., Mukha, C., Vargo, E.L. & Schal, C. (2010) Population genetic structure of the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) within and among apartments. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47, 553-564. (*Joint first author -Crissman and Booth).

 

2009
 
Booth, W., Montgomery, W.I. & Prodőhl, P.A. (2009) Spatial genetic structuring in a vagile species, the European wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus). Journal of Zoology. 279, 219-228.
 
Booth, W., Youngsteadt, E., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. (2009) Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the ant-garden ant Crematogaster levior (Forel). Conservation Genetics. 10, 1401-1403.
 
Booth, W., Youngsteadt, E., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. (2009) Characterization of 8 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the neotropical ant-garden ant, Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius). Conservation Genetics. 10, 639-641.
 
2008
 
Booth, W., Lewis, V.R., Taylor, R.L., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. (2008) Identification and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the western dry wood termite, Incisitermes minor. Molecular Ecology Resources. 8, 1102-1104.
 
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L. & Schal, C. Blattella asahinai (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): A new predator of Lepidopteran eggs in south Texas soybean. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101, 763-768.

 

2007
 
Booth, W., Bogdanowicz, S.M., Prodohl, P.A., Harrison, R.G., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. (2007) Identification and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Molecular Ecology Notes. 7, 648-650.
 
Booth, W., Montgomery, W.I. & Prodohl, P.A. Polyandry by wood mice in natural populations. Journal of Zoology. 273, 176-182. 

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