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Horowitz, R. PI, Denholm I. PI and Morin, S. PI (2007). Resistance to insecticides in the TYLCV vector, Bemisia tabaci. In "Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Disease: Management, Molecular Biology and Breeding for Resistance", Czosnek, H. Ed., Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. pp. 305-325.

Czosnek, H. PI, Morin, S. S, Rubinstein, G. S, Fridman, V. S, Zeidan, M. S and Ghanim, M. S (2000). Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, a Sexually Transmitted Disease of Whiteflies. In "Virus-Vector-Plant Interactions", Harris, K. F., Duffus, J. E. and Smith, O. P. Eds., Academic Press Inc. Elsevier Science, San-Diego, USA. pp. 1-27.



Santos-Garcia, D., Silva, F.J., Morin, S., Dettner, K. and Kuechler, M. S. (2017). The all-rounder Sodalis - a new obligate endosymbiont of lygaeoid bug Henestaris halophilus (Heteroptera: Henestarinae) and a critical examination of its evolution. Genome Biol. Evol. 9: 2893–2910. doi:10.1093/gbe/evx202


Zidon, R., Tsueda, H., Morin, E. and Morin, S. (2016). Projecting pest population dynamics under global warming: the combined effect of inter- and intra-annual variations. Ecol. Appl. 26: 1198-1210. doi: 10.1890/15-1045

Malka, O., Shekhov, A., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Vassão, D.G. and Morin, S. (2016). Glucosinolate Desulfation by the Phloem-Feeding Insect Bemisia tabaci.J. Chem. Ecol. 42: 230-235. doi: 10.1007/s10886-016-0675-1

Roditakis, E., Morin, S. and Baixeras, J. (2016). Is Bactra bactrana (Kennel,  1901) a novel pest of sweet peppers?.B. Entomol. Res. 106: 161-167. doi:10.1017/S0007485315000917


Halon, E., Eakteiman, G., Moshitzky, P., Elbaz, M., Alon, M., Pavlidi, N., Vontas, J. and Morin, S. (2015). Only a minority of broad-range detoxification genes respond to a variety of phytotoxins in generalist Bemisia tabaci species. Nature Sci. Rep. 5:17975.doi: 10.1038/srep17975.


Moshitzky, P. and Morin, S. (2014). Bemisia tabaci females from the Mediterranean (Q) species detect and avoid laying eggs in the presence of pyriproxyfen, a juvenile hormone analogue. Pest Manag. Sci. 70: 1468-1476. (Wiley)


Shavit , R.,  Ofek-Lalzar, M., Burdman, S. and Morin, S. (2013). Inoculation of tomato plants with rhizobacteria enhances the performance of the phloem-feeding insect Bemisia tabaci. Front. Plant sci. 4:306. (Frontiers)

Markovich, O., Kafle, D., Elbaz, M., Malitsky, S., Aharoni, A., Schwarzkopf, A., Gershenzon, J. and Morin, S. (2013). Arabidopsis thaliana plants with different levels of aliphatic- and indolyl-glucosinolates affect host selection and performance of Bemisia tabaci. J. Chem. Ecol 39: 1361-1372.(Springer)

Alon, M., Malka, O., Eakteiman, G., Elbaz, M., Moyal Ben-Zvi, M., Vainstein, A. and Morin, S. (2013). Activation of the phenylpropanoid pathway in Nicotiana tabacum improves the performance of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci via reduced jasmonate signaling. PLosONE 8 (10): e76619. (Plos One)


Daborn, P.J., Lumb, C., Harrop, T.W.R., Blasetti, A., Pasricha, S., Morin, S., Mitchell, S.N., Donnelly, M.J., Müller, P. and Batterham, P. (2012). Using Drosophila melanogaster to validate metabolism-based insecticide resistance from insect pests. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 42: 918-924.(ScienceDirect)

Alon, M., Elbaz, M., Moyal Ben-Zvi, M., Feldmesser, E., Vainstein, A. and Morin, S. (2012). Insights into the transcriptomics of polyphagy: Bemisia tabaci adaptability to phenylpropanoids involves coordinated expression of defense and metabolic genes. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 42: 251-263.(ScienceDirect)

Elbaz, M. Halon, E., Malka, O., Malitsky, S., Blum, E., Aharoni, A., and  Morin, S. (2012) Asymmetric adaptation to indolic- and aliphatic- glucosinolates in the B and Q sibling species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Mol. Ecol. 18:4533-46.(Wiley)


Elbaz, M., Weiser, M. and Morin, S. (2011). Asymmetry in thermal tolerance trade-offs between the B and Q sibling species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). J. Evolution. Biol. 24: 1099-1109.(Wiley)

Roditakis, E., Morou, E., Tsagkarakou, A., Riga, M., Nauen, R., Paine, M.J.I., Morin, S. and Vontas, J. (2011). Assessment of the Bemisia tabaci CYP6CM1vQ transcript and protein levels in laboratory and field-derived imidacloprid-resistant insects and cross-metabolism potential of the recombinant enzyme. Insect Sci. 18: 23–29.(Wiley)


Dennehy, T.J., Degain, B.A., Harpold, V.S., Zaborac, M., Morin, S., Fabrick, J.A., Nichols, R.L., Brown, J.K., Rogan, D.M., Byrne, F.J. and Li, X. (2010). Extraordinary resistance to insecticides reveals exotic Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) in the New World. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 2174-2186.(BioOne)

Alon, F., Alon, M. and Morin, S. (2010). The involvement of glutathione S-tranferases in the interactions between Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and its Brassicaceae hosts. Isr. J. Plant Sci. 58: 93-102.(Science  From Israel)

Elbaz, M., Lahav, N. and Morin, S. (2010). Evidence for pre-zygotic reproductive barrier between the B and Q biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). B. Entomol. Res. 100: 581-590.(Cambridge)


Karunker, I., Morou, E., Nikou, D., Nauen, R., Sertchook, R., Stevenson, B., Paine, M.J.I., Morin, S. and Vontas, J. (2009). Structural model and functional characterization of the Bemisia tabaci CYP6CM1vQ, a cytochrome P450 associated with high levels of imidacloprid resistance. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39: 697-706.(ScienceDirect)

Malka, O., Karunker, I., Yeheskel, A., Morin, S. and Hefetz, A. (2009). The gene road to royalty – differential expression of hydroxylating genes in the mandibular glands of the honeybee. FEBS J. 276: 5481–5490.(Wiley)

Tsagkarakou, A., Nikou, D., Roditakis1, E., Sharvit, M., Morin, S. and Vontas, J. (2009). Molecular diagnostics for detecting pyrethroid and organophosphate resistance mutations in the Q biotype of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 94: 49-54.(ScienceDirect)

Ben-David, T., Gerson, U. and Morin, S. (2009). Asymmetric reproductive interference between two closely related spider mites: Tetranychus urticae and T. turkestani (Acari: Tetranychidae). Exp. Appl. Acarol. 43: 213-227.(Springer)


Malitsky, S., Blum, E., Less, H., Venger, I., Elbaz, M., Morin, S., Eshed, Y. and Aharoni, A. (2008). The transcript and metabolite networks effected by the two clades of Arabidopsis glucosinolate biosynthesis regulators. Plant Physiol. 148: 2021-2049.(Plant Physiology)

Alon, M., Alon, F., Nauen, R. and Morin, S (2008). Organophosphates' resistance in the B-biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is associated with a point mutation in an ace1-type acetylcholinesterase and overexpression of carboxylesterase. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38: 940-949.(ScienceDirect)

Karunker, I., Benting, J., Lueke, B., Ponge, T., Nauen, R., Roditakis, E., Vontas, J., Gorman, K., Denholm, I. and Morin, S. (2008). Over-expression of cytochrome P450 CYP6CM1 is associated with high resistance to imidacloprid in the B and Q biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38: 634-644.(ScienceDirect)


Spitzer, B., Moyal-Ben Zvi, M., Ovadis, M., Marhevka, E., Barkai, O., Edelbaum, O., Marton, I., Masci, T., Alon, M., Morin, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni A. and Vainstein, A. (2007). Reverse genetics of floral scent: application of TRV-based gene silencing in petunia. Plant Physiol. 145: 1241-1250.(Plant Physiology)

Ben-David, T., Melamed, S., Gerson, U. and Morin, S. (2007). ITS-2 sequences as barcodes for identifying and analyzing spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae). Exp. Appl. Acarol. 41: 169-181.(Springer)

Wilson, M., Moshitzky, P., Laor, E., Ghanim, M., Horowitz, A.R. and Morin, S. (2007). Reversal of resistance to pyriproxyfen in the Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Pest Manag. Sci. 63: 761-768.(Wiley)


Tabashnik, B.E., Biggs, R.W., Fabrick, J.A., Gassmann, A.J., Dennehy, T.J., Carrière, Y. and Morin, S. (2006). High-Level Resistance to Bt Toxin Cry1Ac and Cadherin Genotype in Pink Bollworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 2125-2131.(BioOne)

Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A., Henderson, S., Biggs, R.W. , Yafuso, C.M., Nyboer, M.E., Manhardt, N.M., Coughlin L.A., Sollome, J., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T.J. and Morin, S. (2006). DNA screening reveals pink bollworm resistance to Bt cotton remains rare after a decade of exposure. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 1525-1530.(BioOne)

Alon, M., Benting, J., Lueke, B., Ponge, T., Alon, F. and Morin, S. (2006). Multiple origins of pyrethroid resistance in sympatric biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 36: 71-79.(ScienceDirect)


Khasdan, V., Levin, I., Rosner, A., Morin, S., Kontsedalov, S., Maslenin, l. and Horowitz, A.R. (2005). DNA markers for identifying biotypes B and Q of Bemisia tabaci and studying population dynamics. B. Entomol. Res. 95: 605-613.(Cambridge)

Higginson, D.M., Morin, S., Nyboer, M.E., Biggs, R.W., Tabashnik, B.E. and Carriere, Y. (2005). Evolutionary trade-offs of insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis crops: fitness cost affecting paternity. Evolution 59: 915-920.(Wiley)

Tabashnik, B.E., Biggs, R.W., Higginson, D.M., Henderson, S., Unnithan, D.C., Unnithan, G.C., Ellers-Kirk, C., Sisterson M., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T.J. and Morin, S. (2005). Association between resistance to Bt cotton and cadherin genotype in pink bollworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 635-644.(BioOne)


Tabashnik, B.E., Liu, Y.B., Unnithan, D.C., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T.J. and Morin, S. (2004). Shared genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac in independent strains of pink bollworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 721-726.(BioOne)

Morin, S., Henderson, S., Fabrick, J.A., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Brown, J.K. and Tabashnik B.E. (2004). DNA-based detection of Bt resistance alleles in pink bollworm. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 34: 1225-1233.(SienceDirect)


Tabashnik, B.E., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T. J., Morin, S., Sisterson, M., Roush, R.T., Shelton, A.M. and Zhao, J.Z. (2003). Insect Resistance to Transgenic Bt Crops: Lessons from the laboratory and field. J. Econ. Entomol. 96:1031-1038.(BioOne)

Morin, S., Biggs, R., Sisterson, M., Shriver, L., Ellers-Kirk, C., Higginson, D., Holley, D., Gahan, L., Heckel, D.G., Carrière, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Brown, J.K. and Tabashnik, B.E. (2003). Three cadherin alleles associated with resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis in pink bollworm. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 100: 5004-5009.(NCBI)


Morin, S., Brown, J.K., Williamson, M.S., Goodson, S.J., Tabashnik, B.E. and Dennehy, T.J. (2002). Mutations in the Bemisia tabaci para sodium channel gene associated with resistance to a pyrethroid plus organophosphate mixture. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 32:1781-1791.(ScienceDirect)


Czosnek, H., Ghanim, M., Morin, S., Rubinstein, G., Fridman, V. and Zeidan, M. (2001). Whiteflies: Vectors, and victims (?), of geminiviruses. Adv. Virus Res. 57:291-322.(ScienceDirect)

Ghanim, M., Morin, S. and Czosnek, H. (2001). Rate of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus translocation in the circulative transmission pathway of its vector, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Phytopathology 91:188-196.(Open Access)


Morin, S., Ghanim, M., Sobol, I and Czosnek, H. (2000). The GroEL protein of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci interacts with the coat protein of transmissible and nontransmissible begomoviruses in the yeast two-hybrid system. Virology 276:404-416.(ScienceDirect)


Rubinstein, G., Morin, S. and Czosnek, H. (1999). Transmission of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus to Imidacloprid treated tomato plants by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 658-662.(IngentaConnect)

Morin, S., Ghanim, M., Zeidan, M., Czosnek, H., Verbeek, M. and van den Heuvel, J. (1999). A GroEL homologue from endosymbiotic bacteria of Bemisia tabaci is implicated in the circulative transmission of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Virology 256:75-84.(ScienceDirect)


Ghanim, M., Morin, S., Zeidan, M. and Czosnek, H. (1998). Evidence for transovarial transmission of tomato yellow leaf curl virus by its vector the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Virology 240:295-303.(ScienceDirect)