Reed Johnson

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InstitutionDepartment of Entomology, The Ohio State University
Postal address1680 Madison Ave.
United States of America
Office phone330-202-3523
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer,Researcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Environment
Research interestsXenobiotic exposure and effects
 Acaricide toxicology
 Detoxification enzyme gene families
 Combinatorial interactions between xenobiotics
 Comparative bee genomics
PublicationsJohnson RM & Percel EG. 2013. Pristine effects on queen rearing success in honey bees. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106: 1952-1957. doi: 10.1603/EC13199

Medrzycki P, Giffard H, Aupinel P, Belzunces P, Chauzat M-P, et al. 2013. Standard methods for toxicology research in Apis mellifera. In Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (eds). The COLOSS BEEBOOK. Journal of Apicultural Research, IBRA. 52(4): 1-60 doi:

Johnson RM, Dahlgren L, Siegfried BD & Ellis MD. 2013. Acaricide, fungicide and drug interactions in honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS ONE. 8(1): e54092. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054092

Johnson RM, Dahlgren LP, Siegfried BD & Ellis MD. 2013. Effects of in-hive miticides on drone honey bee survival and sperm viability. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(2): 88-95. doi: 10.3896/IBRA.

Dahlgren L, Johnson RM, Siegfried BD & Ellis MD. 2012. Comparative toxicity of acaricides to honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) workers and queens. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105: 1895-1902. doi: 10.1603/EC12175

Teeters BS, Johnson RM, Ellis MD & Siegfried BD. 2012. Video-tracking honey bee behavior after pesticide exposure. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 31: 1349-1354. doi: 10.1002/etc.1830

Johnson RM, Mao W, Pollock HS, Niu G, Schuler MS & Berenbaum MR. 2012. Ecologically appropriate xenobiotics induce cytochrome P450s in Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE. 7: e31051. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031051

Smith C, Smith C, Robertson H, Helmkampf M, Zimin A, et al. 2011. A draft genome of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus: a model for reproductive division of labor and social complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 108: 5667-4672.

Smith C, Abouheif E, Benton R, Cash E, Croset V, et al. 2011. The draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile).Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 108: 5673-5678.

Niu G, Johnson RM & Berenbaum MR. 2011.Toxicity of mycotoxins to honeybees and its amelioration by propolis.Apidologie.42: 79-87. doi: 10.1051/apido/2010039

Lee SH, Kang JS, Min JS, Yoon KS, Strycharz JP, et al. 2010. Decreased detoxification genes and genome size make the human body louse an efficient model to study xenobiotic metabolism. Insect Molecular Biology. 19: 599-615

Kirkness EF, Haas BJ, Sun W, Braig HR, Perotti MA, et al. 2010. Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 12168-12173

Johnson RM, Ellis MD, Mullin CA & Frazier M. 2010. Pesticides and honey bee toxicity – USA. Apidologie 41: 312-331 doi: 10.1051/apido/2010018

Werren JH, Richards S, Desjardins CA, Niehuis O, Gadau J, Colburne JK & The Nasonia Genome Working Group. 2010. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. Science 327: 343-348

Oakeshott JG, Johnson RM, Berenbaum MR, Ranson H, Cristino AS, & Claudianos C. 2010. Metabolic enzymes associated with xenobiotic and chemosensory responses in Nasonia vitripennis. Insect Molecular Biology 19: 147-163

Johnson RM, Huang Z & Berenbaum MR. 2010. Role of detoxification in Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) tolerance of the miticide tau-fluvalinate. International Journal of Acarology 36: 1-6

Johnson RM, Evans JD, Robinson GE & Berenbaum MR. 2009. Changes in transcript abundance relating to colony collapse disorder in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 14790-14795 doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906970106

Mao W, Rupasinghe SG, Johnson RM, Zangerl AR, Schuler MA & Berenbaum MR. 2009. Quercetin-metabolizing CYP6AS enzymes of the pollinator Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 154: 427-434

Johnson RM, Pollock HS & Berenbaum MR. 2009. Synergistic interactions between in-hive miticides in Apis mellifera. Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 474-479 doi: 10.1603/029.102.0202

Johnson RM, Wen Z, Schuler MA, & Berenbaum MR. 2006. Mediation of pyrethroid insecticide toxicity to honey bees (Hymenoptera :Apidae) by cytochrome P450 monooxygenases. Journal of Economic Entomology 99:1046-1050 doi: 10.1603/0022-0493-99.4.1046

The Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apismellifera. Nature 443:931-949

Claudianos C, Ranson H, Johnson RM, Biswas S, Schuler MA, Berenbaum MR, Feyereisen R, & Oakeshott JG. 2006. A deficit of detoxification enzymes: pesticide sensitivity and environmental response in the honeybee. Insect Molecular Biology 15:615-636