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Impact of extrinsic incubation temperature on natural selection during Zika virus infection of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

R. A. Murrieta, S. M. Garcia-Luna, D. J. Murrieta, G. Halladay, M. C. Young, J. R. Fauver, A. Gendernalik, J. Weger-LucarelliC. RückertG. D. Ebel. Plos Pathogens, 2021.



Comparison of Chikungunya Virus and Zika Virus Replication and Transmission Dynamics in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes

A. RobisonM. C. YoungA. D. ByasC. RückertG. D. Ebel. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2020.



Discrete viral E2 lysine residues and scavenger receptor MARCO are required for clearance of circulating alphaviruses

K. S. Carpentier, B. J. Davenport, K. C. Haist, M. K. McCarthy, N. A. May, A. Robison, C. Rückert, G. D. Ebel, T. E. Morrison. eLife, 2019.


Small RNA responses of Culex mosquitoes and cell lines during acute and persistent virus infection.

C. Rückert#, A. N. Prasad, A. Robison, N. D. Grubaugh, J. Weger-Lucarelli, G. D. Ebel#. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2019.


Evaluation of a novel West Nile virus transmission control strategy that targets Culex tarsalis with endectocide-containing blood meals.

Nguyen, M. Gray, T. A. Burton, S. L. Foy, J. Foster, A. Gendernalik, C. Rückert, W. S. Kuklinski, H. Alout, M. C. Young , B. Boze, G. D. Ebel, B. D. Foy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2019.


Arbovirus co-infection and co-transmission: a neglected public health concern?

B. F. Vogels+, C. Rückert+, S. M. Cavany+, T. A. Perkins, G. D. Ebel, N. D. Grubaugh. Unsolved Mystery in PLoS Biology, 2019.


Dengue type 1 viruses circulating in humans are highly infectious and poorly neutralized by human antibodies.

Raut, K. S. Corbett, R. N. Tennekoon, S. Premawansa, A. Wijewickrama, G. Premawansa, P. Mieczkowski, C. Rückert, G. D. Ebel, A. D. de Silva, A. M. de Silva. PNAS, 2019.



Sequential infection of Aedes aegypti with CHIKV and ZIKV enhances early ZIKV transmission.

Magalhaes#, M.C. Young, A. Robison, W. C. Black IV, B. Foy, G. D. Ebel, C. Rückert#.  Insects, 2018.


Variation in competence for ZIKV transmission by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus is dependent on salivary gland infection and escape barriers.

M. Garcia-Luna, J. Weger-Lucarelli+, C. Rückert+, R. A Murrieta, M. C. Young, A. D. Byas, J. R. Fauver, R. Perera, A. E. Flores-Suarez, G. Ponce-Garcia, A. D. Rodriguez, G. D. Ebel, W. C. Black IV. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2018.


Adventitious viruses persistently infect three commonly used mosquito cell lines.

Weger-Lucarelli+, C. Rückert+, N. D. Grubaugh, M. J. Misencik, P. M. Armstrong, M. D. Stenglein, G. D. Ebel, D. Brackney. Virology, 2018.


Using Barcoded Zika Virus to Assess Selection and Bottlenecks in vitro and in vivo in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Weger-Lucarelli, S. M. Garcia, C. Rückert, A. Byas, S. L. O’Connor, M. T. Aliota, T. C. Friedrich, D. H. O’Connor, G. D. Ebel. Virology, 2018.


An Immunocompetent Mouse Model of Zika Virus Infection.

J. Gorman, E. A. Caine, K. Zaitsev, M. Begley, J. Weger-Lucarelli, M. Uccellini, S. Tripathi, J. Morrison, B. L. Yount, K. H. Dinnon, C. Rückert, M.C. Young, Z. Zhu, S. J. Robertson, K. L. McNally, J. Ye, B. Cao, I. U. Mysorekar, G. D. Ebel, R. S. Baric, M. N. Artyomov, A. Garcia-Sastre, and M. S. Diamond. Cell Host Microbe, 2018.


How do virus-mosquito interactions lead to viral emergence?

Rückert#, G. D. Ebel#. Review article, Trends in Parasitology, 2018.



Impact of simultaneous exposure to arboviruses on infection and transmission by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Rückert, J. Weger-Lucarelli, S. M. Garcia-Luna, M. C. Young, A. D. Byas, R.A. Murrieta, J. R. Fauver, G. D. Ebel. Nature Communications, 2017.


Rapid and specific detection of Asian- and African-lineage Zika viruses.

Chotiwan, C. D. Brewster, T. Magalhaes, J. Weger-Lucarelli, N. K. Duggal, C. Rückert, C. Nguyen, S. M. Garcia Luna, J. Fauver, B. Andre, M. Grey, W. Black IV, R. Kading, G. D. Ebel, G. Kuan, A. Balmaseda, T. Jaenisch, E.T.A. Marques, A.C. Brault, E. Harris, B. Foy, S. L. Quackenbush, R. Perera, J. Rovnak. Science Translational Medicine, 2017.


Mosquitoes transmit unique West Nile virus populations during each feeding episode.

D. Grubaugh, J. R. Fauver, C. Rückert, J. Weger-Lucarelli, S. Garcia-Luna, R. A. Murrieta, A. Gendernalik, D. R. Smith, D. E. Brackney, G. D. Ebel. Cell Reports, 2017.


American Aedes vexans mosquitoes are competent vectors of Zika virus.

Gendernalik, J. Weger-Lucarelli, S. M. Garcia Luna, J. R. Fauver, C. Rückert, R. A. Murrieta, N. Bergren, D. Samaras, C. Nguyen, R. C. Kading, G. D. Ebel. American Journal for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2017.



The influence of genetic bottlenecks, RNA interference-mediated diversification, and selective constraint on the evolution of a tick-borne virus.

D. Grubaugh+, C. Rückert+, P. M. Armstrong, A. Bransfield, J. Anderson, G. D. Ebel, D. E. Brackney. Virus evolution, 2016.


Development and Characterization of Recombinant Virus Generated from a New World Zika Virus Infectious Clone.

Weger-Lucarelli, N. Duggal, K. Bullard-Feibelman, M. Veselinovic, H. Romo, C. Nguyen, C. Rückert, A. Brault, R. Bowen, M. Stenglein, B. Geiss, and G. D. Ebel. Journal of Virology, 2016.


Vector Competence of American Mosquitoes for ZIKV Representing Each Genetic Clade.

Weger-Lucarelli, C. Rückert, C. Nguyen, N. Chotiwan, S. M. Garcia Luna, J. R. Fauver, B. D. Foy, R. Perera, R. C. Kading, G. D. Ebel. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2016.


Microscopic Visualisation of Zoonotic Arbovirus Replication in Tick Cell and Organ Cultures Using Semliki Forest Virus Reporter Systems.

Bell-Sakyi, S. Weisheit, C. Rückert, G. Barry, J. K. Fazakerley and R. Fragkoudis. Veterinary Sciences, 2016.


Zika Virus Infection in Mice Causes Panuveitis with Shedding of Virus in Tears.

J. Miner, A. Sene, J. M. Richner, A. M. Smith, A. Santeford, N. Ban, J. Weger-Lucarelli, F. Manzella, C. Rückert, J. Govero, K. K. Noguchi, G. D. Ebel, M. S. Diamond, R. S. Apte. Cell Reports, 2016.



Detection of Langat virus by TaqMan real-time one-step qRT-PCR method.

F. Muhd Radzi, C. Rückert, S. S. Sam, B. T. Teoh, P. F. Jee, W. H. Phoon, S. Abubakar, K. Zandi. Scientific Reports, 2015.


Nuclease Tudor-SN is involved in tick dsRNA-mediated RNA interference and feeding but not in defense against flaviviral or Anaplasma phagocytophilum rickettsial infection.

Ayllón, V. Naranjo, O. Hajdušek, M. Villar, R. C. Galindo, K. M. Kocan, P. Alberdi, R. Šíma, A. Cabezas-Cruz, C. Rückert, L. Bell-Sakyi, M. Kazimírová, S. Havlíková, B. Klempa, P. Kopáček, J. de la Fuente. PLoS ONE, 2015.



Antiviral responses of arthropod vectors: an update on recent advances

Rückert, L. Bell-Sakyi, J. K. Fazakerley & R. Fragkoudis. Review article, VirusDisease, 2014.


Co-infection of tick cell lines affects replication of intracellular bacterial and viral pathogens.

Moniuszko+, C. Rückert+, M. P. Alberdi, G. Barry, B. Stevenson, J. K. Fazakerley, A. Kohl & L. Bell-Sakyi. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2014.


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+ authors contributed equally