Rodrigo Velarde

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InstitutionNone at present.
Postal addressPje. Man Cesped 457
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Office phone591-4-4403690
Job /  professional statusResearcher,Professor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Environment,Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring,Beekeeping,BEEBOOK
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestshoney bee neurobiology
 honey bee endocrinology
 honey bee nutrition
 honey bee genomics
PublicationsWilson, D.E., Velarde, R. A., Fahrbach, S. E. Mommaerts, V., and Smagghe. G. (2013) Use of Primary Cultures of Kenyon Cells from Bumblebee Brains to Assess Pesticide Side Effects. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 84: 43-56.

Fahrbach, S.E., Smagghe. G., Velarde R. A. (2012) Insect nuclear receptors. Annual Review of Entomology 57: 83-106.

Ament, S. A., Velarde, R. A., Kolodkin, M. H., Moyse, D., and Robinson, G. E. (2011). Neuropeptide Y-like signaling and nutritionally mediated gene expression and behaviour in the honey bee. Insect Molecular Biology 20: 335-345.

Christiaens, O., Iga, M., Velarde, R. A., Rouge, P., and Smagghe. G. (2010). Halloween genes and nuclear receptors in ecdysteroid biosynthesis and signaling in the pea aphid. Insect Molecular Biology 19: 187-200.

Shigenobu, S., Bickel, R. D., Brisson, J. A., Butts, T., Chang, C-c., Christiaens, O., Davis, G. K., Duncan, E. J., Ferrier, D. E. K., Iga, M., Janssen, R., Lin, G-W., Lu, H-, L., McGregor, A. P., Miura, T., Smagghe, G., Smith, J. M., van der Zee, M., Velarde, R. A., Wilson, M. J., Dearden, P. K., and Stern, D. L. (2010) Comprehensive survey of developmental genes in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pissum: frequent lineage-specific duplications and losses of developmental genes. Insect Molecular Biology 19: 47-62.

The International Aphid Genomics Consortium. (2010) Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pissum. PLoS Biology 8: e1000313.

Velarde, R. A., Robinson, G. E., and Fahrbach, S. E. (2009) Coordinated responses to developmental hormones in the Kenyon cells of the adult worker honey bee brain (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Insect Physiology. 55: 59-69.

Patch, H. M., Velarde, R. A., Walden, K. K., and Robertson, H. M. (2009) A candidate pheromone receptor and two odorant receptors of the Hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Chemical Senses. 34: 305-316.

Corona, M., Velarde, R. A., Remolina, S., Moran-Lauter, A., Hughes, K. A., and Robinson, G. E. (2007) Vitellogenin, juvenile hormone, insulin signaling and queen honey bee longevity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104: 7128-1733.

Velarde, R. A., Robinson, G. E., and Fahrbach, S. E. (2006) The nuclear hormone receptors of the honey bee: annotation and expression in the adult brain. Insect Molecular Biology 15: 583-595.

The Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium. (2006) Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443: 931-949.
Velarde, R. A., Sauer, C. D., Walden, K. O., Fahrbach, S. E., and Robertson, H. M. (2005) Pteropsin: A vertebrate-like nonvisual opsin expressed in the honey bee brain. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 1367-1377.

Velarde, R. A., Wiedenmann, R. N., and Voegtlin D. J. (2002) Influence of photoperiod on the overwintering induction of Galerucella calmariensis L. BioControl 47: 587-601.