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  Entomology Department > Faculty

Elliot Krafsur

Elliot Krafsur

Ph.D., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London (1972)

Department Position: 80% research, 20% teaching


My academic interests include evolutionary biology, insect genetics, insect demography, and the epidemiology of arthropod-borne diseases.

A glance at my laboratory’s list of citations below will show the scope of work that we do.

Current research projects include population ecology and genetics of various medially important flies, some of which are part of a regional research project on arthropod pests of man and animals. In addition, we have a NIH-sponsored project on the population/ecological genetics of tsetse flies, a project that involves international collaborations.

Selected publications:

Kim, Y. & Krafsur, E.S. 1995. In vivo and invitro effects of 20-hydroxy-ecdysone and methoprene on diapause maintenance and reproductive development in Musca autumnalis. Physiological Entomology 20:52-58.

Krafsur, E.S. 1995. Gene flow between univoltine and semivoltine northern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations. Annals of the Entomology Society of America 88: 699-704.

Kim, Y., Krafsur, E.S., Bailey, T.B. & Zhao, S. 1995. Mode of inheritance of face fly diapause and its correlation with other developmental traits. Ecological Entomology 20: 359-366.

Krafsur, E.S., Moon, R.D. & Kim, Y. 1995. Age structure and reproductive composition of summer Musca autumnalis DeGeer (Diptera: Muscidae) populations estimated by pterin concentrations. Journal of Medical Entomology 32: 685-676.

Krafsur, E.S. 1996. Are the velvet worms really arthropods? Antenna. 20: 62-65.

Krafsur, E.S. & Lindquist, D.A. 1996. Did the sterile insect technique or weather eradicate screwwoms (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from Libya? Journal of Medical Entomology 33: 877-887.

Krafsur, E.S., Nariboli, P. & Obrycki, J.J. 1996. Gene flow in colonizing Hippodamia variegata laydbird beetle populations. Journal of Heredity 87: 41-47.

Krafsur, E.S., Griffiths, N., Brockhouse, C.L. & Brady, J. 1997. Breeding structure of Glossina pallidipes populations in East and southern Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research 87: 67-73.

Krafsur, E.S. & Moon, R.D. 1997. Bionomics of face flies. Annual Review of Entomology 42: 503-523.

Krafsur, E.S. & Brockhouse, C.L. 1997. The Myriapoda is the sister group to the Hexapoda. Antenna 21: 197-199.

Krafsur, E.S. 1998. Sterile insect technique for suppressing and eradicating insect populations: 55 years and counting. Journal of Agricultural Entomology 15: 303-317.

Krafsur, E.S., Moon, R.D., Kim, Y. & Rosales, A.L. 1999. Dynamics of diapause recruitment in autumnal face fly (diptera: Muscidae) populations as inferred from gonotrophic, fat body, and pterin based age distributions.  Medical Veterinary Entomology 13: 337-348.

Wohlford, D.L., Krafsur, E.S., Griffiths N.T, Marquez, J.G. & Baker, M.D. 1999. Genetic differentiation of some Glossina morsitans morsitans populations.  Medical Veterinary Entomology 13: 377-385.

Krafsur, E.S. & Obrycki, J.J. 2000. Coleomegilla maculata De Geer (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is a species complex. Annals Entomological Society America 93: 1156-1163.

Krafsur, E.S., Madsen, M., Wohlford, D.L., Mihok, S., & Griffiths, N.T.  2000. Genetic differentiation in G. morsitans submorsitans Newstead. Bulletin  Entomological Research. 90: 329-335.

Krafsur, E.S., Endsley, M.A, Wohlford, D.L., Griffiths, N.T. & Allsopp, R. 2001. Genetic differentiation of Glossina morsitans centralis populations. Insect Molecular Biology 10: 387-398.

Krafsur, E.S. 2002. Population structure of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes estimated by allozyme, microsatellite, and mitochondrial diversities. Insect Molecular Biology 11: 37-45.

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