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John Vontas

John Vontas

IMBB Group Leader (Professor, Agr. Pharmacology)
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Some of the most acute challenges that the world faces now and in the foreseeable future are caused by insecticide resistant arthropods that seriously threaten human health and food security. Research in my laboratory focusses on the molecular analysis of the mechanisms by which insects develop resistance to insecticides, aiming to develop means of managing and overcoming this resistance. Our approaches include, classical bioassays, omic analyses and genetic / reverse genetic studies, to identify genes and mutations associated with resistance. Advanced molecular diagnostics are developed, and used to measure resistance dynamics and evolution in major disease vectors and agricultural pests. Inhibitors of detoxification enzymes for novel insecticide formulations capable to tackle resistance are developed in collaboration with the Industry. Finally, we explore biotechnology based approaches to identify and characterize novel molecular targets for the control of insect pests and mosquitoes.

Nauen R, Bass C, Feyereisen R, Vontas J. (2022) The Role of Cytochrome P450s in Insect Toxicology and Resistance. Annu Rev Entomol. 67:105-124.

Vlogiannitis S, Mavridis K, Dermauw W, Snoeck S, Katsavou E, Morou E, Harizanis P, Swevers L, Hemingway J, Feyereisen R, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2021) Reduced proinsecticide activation by cytochrome P450 confers coumaphos resistance in the major bee parasite Varroa destructor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 118:e2020380118.

Ingham VA, Anthousi A, Douris V, Harding NJ, Lycett G, Morris M, Vontas J, Ranson H. (2020) A sensory appendage protein protects malaria vectors from pyrethroids. Nature. 577:376-380.

Vontas J, Grigoraki L, Morgan J, Tsakireli D, Fuseini G, Segura L, Niemczura de Carvahlo J, Nguema R, Weetman D, Slotman MA, Hemingway J. (2018) Rapid selection of a pyrethroid metabolic enzyme CYP9K1 by operational malaria control activities. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115:4619-4624.

Balabanidou V, Kampouraki A, MacLean M, Blomquist GJ, Tittiger C, Juárez MP, Mijailovsky SJ, Chalepakis G, Anthousi A, Lynd A, Antoine S, Hemingway J, Ranson H, Lycett GJ, Vontas J. (2016) Cytochrome P450 associated with insecticide resistance catalyzes cuticular hydrocarbon production in Anopheles gambiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113:9268-9273.


(260) Superti-Furga G, Agostinho M, Bury J, Cook S, Durinx C, Ender A, van Luenen H, Lund AH, Medema RH, Miączyńska M, Nickel D, Pelicci PG, Puisieux A, Ripatti S, Sander M, Schubeler D, Serrano L, Sommer T, Sonne-Hansen K, Tomančák P, Vives J, Vontas J, Bettencourt-Dias M. (2024) EU-LIFE charter of independent life science research institutes. FEBS Lett. 598(7):719-724. DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.14855. PMID: 38514456 

(259) Ateutchia-Ngouanet S, Nanfack-Minkeu F, Mavridis K, Wanji S, Demanou M, Vontas J, Djouaka R. Monitoring Aedes populations for arboviruses, Wolbachia, insecticide resistance and its mechanisms in various agroecosystems in Benin. Acta Trop. 253:107178. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2024.107178. PMID: 38461924 

(258) Paronyan L, Babayan L, Vardanyan H, Manucharyan A, Papapostolou KM, Balaska S, Vontas J, Mavridis K. (2024) Molecular monitoring of insecticide resistance in major disease vectors in Armenia. Parasit Vectors. 17(1):54. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-024-06139-2. PMID: 38321481

(257) Albaz E, Katsavou E, Cagatay NS, Ioannidis P, Ilias A, Mylona K, Kremi K, Roditakis E, Guz N, Vontas J. (2024) Analysis of insecticide resistance and de novo transcriptome assem-bly of resistance associated genes in the European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Bull Entomol Res. 114(1):88-98. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485323000640. PMID: 38327090

(256) Sakka MK, Mavridis K, Papapostolou KM, Riga M, Vontas J, Athanassiou CG. (2024) Development, application and evaluation of three novel TaqMan qPCR assays for phosphine resistance monitoring in major stored product pests Tribolium castaneum and Rhyzopertha dominica. Pest Manag Sci. 80: 275–281. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7755. PMID: 37671455

(255) Kefi M, Konstantinos P, Balabanidou V, Sarafoglou C, Tsakireli D, Douris V, Monastirioti M, Maréchal JD, Feyereisen R, Vontas J. (2024) Insights into unique features of Drosophila CYP4G enzymes. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 164:104041. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.104041. PMID: 38008364

(254) Vandenhole M, Lu X, Tsakireli D, Mermans C, De Rouck S, De Beer B, Simma E, Pergantis SA, Jonckheere W, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T. (2024) Contrasting roles of cytochrome P450s in amitraz and chlorfenapyr resistance in the crop pest Tetranychus urticae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 164:104039. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.104039. PMID: 37992878

(253) Naalden D, Dermauw W, Ilias A, Baggerman G, Mastop M, Silven J, van Kleeff PJM, Dangol S, Gaertner NF, Roseboom W, Kwaaitaal M, Kramer G, van der Burg H, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T, Kant M, Schuurink R. (2024) Interaction of whitefly effector G4 with tomato proteins impacts whitefly performance. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 37(2):98-111. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-04-23-0045-R. PMID: 38051229

(252) Katsavou E, Sarafoglou C, Balabanidou V, Skoufa E, Nauen R, Linka M, Geibel S, Denecke S, Vontas J. (2024) Characterisation of lepidopteran geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase as a putative pesticide target. Insect Mol Biol. 33(2):147-156. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12885. PMID: 37962063


(251) Grigoraki L, Nauen R, Ranson H, Lycett G, Vontas J. (2023) Genetic modification tools in mosquitoes revolutionize our ability to functionally analyze insecticide resistance. Entomologia Generalis, 43(3):505–514.DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2023/1897.

(250) Meng LW, Yuan GR, Chen ML, Zheng LS, Dou W, Peng Y, Bai WJ, Li ZY, Vontas J, Wang JJ. Cuticular competing endogenous RNAs regulate insecticide penetration and resistance in a major agricultural pest. BMC Biol. 21(1):187. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-023-01694-z. PMID: 37667263

(249) Kefi M, Balabanidou V, Sarafoglou C, Charamis J, Lycett G, Ranson H, Gouridis G, Vontas J. ABCH2 transporter mediates deltamethrin uptake and toxicity in the malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii. PLoS Pathog. 19(8):e1011226. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1011226. PMID: 37585450

(248) Woyessa D, Morou E, Wipf N, Dada N, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Yewhalaw D. Species composition, infection rate and detection of resistant alleles in Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) from Lare, a malaria hotspot district of Ethiopia. Malar J. 22(1):233. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-023-04667-3. PMID: 37573300

(247) Kouadio FA, Wipf NC, Nygble AS, Fodjo BK, Sadia CG, Vontas J, Mavridis K, Müller P, Mouhamadou CS. Relationship between insecticide resistance profiles in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato and agricultural practices in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasit Vectors. 16(1):270. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-023-05876-0. PMID: 37559080

(246) Grant C, Singh KS, Hayward A, Hunt BJ, Troczka BJ, Pym A, Ahn SJ, Zeng B, Gao CF, Leroux A, Daum E, Süess P, Souza D, Elias J, Ffrench-Constant RH, Vontas J, Roditakis E, Bielza P, Zimmer CT, Bass C. Overexpression of the UDP-glycosyltransferase UGT34A23 confers resistance to the diamide insecticide chlorantraniliprole in the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta. (2023) Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 159:103983. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.103983. PMID: 37380137

(245) Njiru C, Saalwaechter C, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Geibel S, Wybouw N, Van Leeuwen T. (2023) The complex II resistance mutation H258Y in succinate dehydrogenase subunit B causes fitness penalties associated with mitochondrial respiratory deficiency. Pest Manag Sci. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7640. PMID: 37394630

(244) Labbé F, Abdeladhim M, Abrudan J, Araki AS, Araujo RN, Arensburger P, Benoit JB, Brazil RP, Bruno RV, Bueno da Silva Rivas G, Carvalho de Abreu V, Charamis J, Coutinho-Abreu IV, da Costa-Latgé SG, Darby A, Dillon VM, Emrich SJ, Fernandez-Medina D, Figueiredo Gontijo N, Flanley CM, Gatherer D, Genta FA, Gesing S, Giraldo-Calderón GI, Gomes B, Aguiar ERGR, Hamilton JGC, Hamarsheh O, Hawksworth M, Hendershot JM, Hickner PV, Imler JL, Ioannidis P, Jennings EC, Kamhawi S, Karageorgiou C, Kennedy RC, Krueger A, Latorre-Estivalis JM, Ligoxygakis P, Meireles-Filho ACA, Minx P, Miranda JC, Montague MJ, Nowling RJ, Oliveira F, Ortigão-Farias J, Pavan MG, Horacio Pereira M, Nobrega Pitaluga A, Proveti Olmo R, Ramalho-Ortigao M, Ribeiro JMC, Rosendale AJ, Sant'Anna MRV, Scherer SE, Secundino NFC, Shoue DA, da Silva Moraes C, Gesto JSM, Souza NA, Syed Z, Tadros S, Teles-de-Freitas R, Telleria EL, Tomlinson C, Traub-Csekö YM, Marques JT, Tu Z, Unger MF, Valenzuela J, Ferreira FV, de Oliveira KPV, Vigoder FM, Vontas J, Wang L, Weedall GD, Zhioua E, Richards S, Warren WC, Waterhouse RM, Dillon RJ, McDowell MA. (2023) Genomic analysis of two phlebotomine sand fly vectors of Leishmania from the New and Old World. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 17(4):e0010862. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010862. PMID: 37043542

(243) Lu X, Vandenhole M, Tsakireli D, Pergantis SA, Vontas J, Jonckheere W, Van Leeuwen T. (2023) Increased metabolism in combination with the novel cytochrome b target-site mutation L258F confers cross-resistance between the Qo inhibitors acequinocyl and bifenazate in Tetranychus urticae. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 192:105411.DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2023.105411. PMID: 37105638

(242) Panteleri R, Anthousi A, Denecke S, Boaventura D, Nauen R, Vontas J. (2023) Transgenic Drosophila to Functionally Validate Fall Armyworm ABCC2 Mutations Conferring Bt Resistance. Toxins. 15(6):386. DOI: 10.3390/toxins15060386.

(241) Benelli G, Lucchi A, Anfora G, Bagnoli B, Botton M, Campos-Herrera R, Carlos C, Daugherty MP, Gemeno C, Harari AR, Hoffmann C, Ioriatti C, López Plantey RJ, Reineke A, Ricciardi R, Roditakis E, Simmons GS, Tay WT, Torres-Vila LM, Vontas J, Thiéry D. (2023) European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana Part II: Prevention and management. Entomol. Gen. DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2023/1947.

(240) Benelli G, Lucchi A, Anfora G, Bagnoli B, Botton M, Campos-Herrera R, Carlos C, Daugherty MP, Gemeno C, Harari AR, Hoffmann C, Ioriatti C, López Plantey RJ, Reineke A, Ricciardi R, Roditakis E, Simmons GS, Tay WT, Torres-Vila LM, Vontas J, Thiéry D. (2023) European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana Part I: Biology and ecology. Entomol. Gen. DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2023/1837.

(239) Pym A, Mina JGM, Troczka BJ, Hayward A, Daum E, Elias J, Slater R, Vontas J, Bass C, Zimmer CT. (2023) A single point mutation in the Bemisia tabaci cytochrome-P450 CYP6CM1 causes enhanced resistance to neonicotinoids. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 27:103934. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.103934. PMID: 36990247

(238) Kampouraki A, Tsakireli D, Koidou V, Stavrakaki M, Kaili S, Livadaras I, Grigoraki L, Ioannidis P, Roditakis E, Vontas J. (2023) Functional characterization of cytochrome P450s associated with pyrethroid resistance in the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 191:105374. DOI: 110.1016/j.pestbp.2023.105374. PMID: 36963943

(237) Mavridis K, Ilias A, Papapostolou KM, Varikou K, Michaelidou K, Tsagkarakou A, Vontas J. (2023) Molecular diagnostics for monitoring insecticide resistance in the western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis. Pest Manag Sci. 79(4):1615-1622. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7336. PMID: 36562265

(236) Darif N, Vogelsang K, Vorgia E, Schneider D, Deligianni E, Geibel S, Vontas J, Denecke S. (2023) Cell penetrating peptides are versatile tools for enhancing multimodal uptake into cells from pest insects. Pest Biochem Phys. 190:105317 DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2022.105317. PMID: 36740333

(235) Balaska S, Calzolari M, Grisendi A, Scremin M, Dottori M, Mavridis K, Bellini R, Vontas J. (2023) Monitoring of insecticide resistance mutations and pathogen circulation in sand flies from Emilia-Romagna, a leishmaniasis endemic region of northern Italy. Viruses. 15(1):148 DOI: 10.3390/v15010148. PMID: 36680189

(234) Zeng B, Chen FR, Liu YT, Guo D, Zhang YJ, Feng ZR, Wang LX, Vontas J, Wu SF, Zhu KY, Gao CF. (2023) A chitin synthase mutation confers widespread resistance to buprofezin, a chitin synthesis inhibitor, in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens. J Pest Sci. 96:819-832. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-022-01538-9.


(233) Lucchesi V, Grimaldi L, Mastrantonio V, Porretta D, Di Bella L, Ruspandini T, Di Salvo ML, Vontas J, Bellini R, Negri A, Epis S, Caccia S, Bandi C, Urbanelli S. (2022) Cuticle modifications and over-expression of the chitin-synthase gene in diflubenzuron-resistant phenotype. Insects. 13(12):1109. DOI: 10.3390/insects13121109. PMID: 36555019

(232) Kala-Chouakeu NA, Ndjeunia-Mbiakop P, Ngangue-Siewe IN, Mavridis K, Balabanidou V, Bamou R, Maxim Bindamu M, Talipouo A, Djamouko-Djonkam L, Mbida-Mbida JA, Tombi J, Vontas J, Tchuinkam T, Antonio-Nkondjio C. (2022) Pyrethroid resistance situation across different eco-epidemiological settings in Cameroon. Molecules. 27(19):6343. DOI: 10.3390/molecules27196343. PMID: 36234887

(231) Ngangue-Siewe IN, Ndjeunia-Mbiakop P, Kala-Chouakeu NA, Bamou R, Talipouo A, Djamouko-Djonkam L, Vontas J, Mavridis K, Tombi J, Tchuinkam T, Mbida-Mbida JA, Antonio-Nkondjio C. (2022) Bendiocarb and malathion resistance in two major malaria vector populations in Cameroon is associated with high frequency of the G119S mutation (Ace-1) and overexpression of detoxification genes. Pathogens. 11(8):824. DOI: 10.3390/pathogens11080824. PMID: 35894047

(230) Mavridis Κ, Papapostolou ΚΜ, Ilias Α, Michaelidou Κ, Stavrakaki M, Roditakis M, Tsagkarakou A, Bass C, Vontas J. (2022) Next-generation molecular diagnostics (TaqMan qPCR and ddPCR) for monitoring insecticide resistance in Bemisia tabaci. Pest Manag Sci. 78(11):4994-5001. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7122. PMID: 36054028

(229)Samantsidis GR, Fotiadou M, Tzavellas S, Geibel S, Nauen R, Swevers L, Denecke S, Vontas J. (2022) Functional characterization of putative ecdysone transporters in lepidopteran pests. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 151:103830. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2022.103830. PMID: 36064128

(228) Denecke S, Luong HNB, Koidou V, Kalogeridi M, Socratous R, Howe S, Vogelsang K, Nauen R, Batterham P, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2022) Characterization of a novel pesticide transporter and P-glycoprotein orthologues in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc Biol Sci. 289: 20220625. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2022.0625. PMID: 35582794

(227) Xue W, Lu X, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Jonckheere W, Van Leeuwen T. (2022) The H92R substitution in PSST is a reliable diagnostic biomarker for predicting resistance to Mitochondrial Electron Transport Inhibitors of complex I in European populations of Tetranychus urticae. Pest Manag Sci. 78: 3644-3653. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7007. PMID: 35613098

(226) Siden-Kiamos I, Koidou V, Livadaras I, Skoufa E, Papadogiorgaki S, Papadakis S, Chalepakis G, Ioannidis P, Vontas J. (2022) Dynamic interactions between the symbiont Candidatus drwinia dacicola and its olive fruit fly host Bactrocera oleae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 146:103793. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2022.103793.

(225) Tadatsu M, Sakashita R, Panteleri R, Douris V, Vontas J, Shimotsuma Y, Ishida T, Sudo M, Van Leeuwen T, Osakabe M. (2022) A mutation in chitin synthase I associated with etoxazole resistance in the citrus red mite Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae) and its uneven geo-graphic distribution in Japan. Pest Manag Sci. 78(10):4028-4036. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7021. PMID: 35639971

(224) Parsons GJI, Lees RS, Balaska S, Vontas J. (2022) A practical insecticide resistance monitoring bioassay for orally ingested dinotefuran in Anopheles malaria vectors. Insects. 13(4):311. DOI: 10.3390/insects13040311.

(223) Malandrakis AA, Krasagakis N, Kavroulakis N, Ilias A, Tsagkarakou A, Vontas J, Markakis E. (2022) Fungicide resistance frequencies of Botrytis cinerea greenhouse isolates and molecular detection of a novel SDHI resistance mutation. Pest Biochem Phys. 183:105058. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2022.105058. PMID: 35430062

(222) Fotakis EA, Mavridis K, Kampouraki A, Balaska S, Tanti F, Vlachos G, Gewehr S, Mourelatos S, Papadakis A, Kavalou M, Nikolakakis D, Moisaki M, Kampanis N, Loumpounis M, Vontas J. Mosquito population structure, pathogen surveillance and insecticide resistance monitoring in urban regions of Crete, Greece. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 16(2):e0010186. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010186. PMID: 35176020

(221) Wipf NC, Duchemin W, Kouadio FA, Fodjo BK, Sadia CG, Mouhamadou CS, Vavassori L, Mäser P, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Müller P. Multi-insecticide resistant malaria vectors in the field remain susceptible to malathion, despite the presence of Ace1 point mutations. PLoS Genet. 18(2):e1009963. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009963. PMID: 35143477

(220) Luong HNB, Kalogeridi M, Vontas J, Denecke S. (2022) Using tissue specific P450 expression in Drosophila melanogaster larvae to understand the spatial distribution of pesticide metabolism in feeding assays. Insect Mol Biol. 31(3):369-376. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12765. PMID: 35118729

(219) Samantsidis GR, Denecke S, Swevers L, Skavdis G, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2022) Identification of Helicoverpa armigera promoters for biotechnological applications. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 142:103725. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2022.103725. PMID: 35093501

(218) Katsavou E, Riga M, Ioannidis P, King R, Zimmer CT, Vontas J. (2022) Functionally characterized arthropod pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s associated with xenobiotic metabolism. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 181:105005. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2021.105005. PMID: 35082029

(217) Ioannidis P, Buer B, Ilias A, Kaforou S, Aivaliotis M, Orfanoudaki G, Douris V, Geibel S, Vontas J, Denecke S. (2022) A spatiotemporal atlas of the lepidopteran pest Helicoverpa armigera midgut provides insights into nutrient processing and pH regulation. BMC Genomics. 23(1):75. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-08274-x. PMID: 35073840

(216) Papapostolou KM, Riga M, Samantsidis GR, Skoufa E, Balabanidou V, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2022) Over-expression in cis of the midgut P450 CYP392A16 contributes to abamectin resistance in Tetranychus urticae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 142:103709. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2021.103709. PMID: 34995778

(215) Porretta D, Mastrantonio V, Lucchesi V, Bellini R, Vontas J, Urbanelli S. (2022) Historical samples reveal a combined role of agriculture and public health applications in vector resistance to insecticides. Pest Manag Sci. 78(4):1567-1572. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6775. PMID: 34984788

(214) Nauen R, Bass C, Feyereisen R, Vontas J. (2022) The Role of Cytochrome P450s in Insect Toxicology and Resistance. Annu Rev Entomol. 67:105-124. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-070621-061328. PMID: 34590892


(213) Denecke S, Rankic I, Driva O, Kalsi M, Luong NBH, Buer B, Nauen R, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2021) Comparative and functional genomics of the ABC transporter superfamily across arthro-pods. BMC Genomics. 22:553. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-07861-2. PMID: 34281528

(212) Fotakis EA, Orfanos M, Kouleris T, Stamatelopoulos P, Tsiropoulos Z, Kampouraki A, Kioulos I, Mavridis K, Chaskopoulou A, Koliopoulos G, Vontas J. (2021) VectorMap-GR: A local scale operational management tool for entomological monitoring, to support vector control activities in Greece and the Mediterranean Basin. Curr Res Parasitol Vector Borne Dis. 1:100053. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpvbd.2021.100053. PMID: 35284881

(211) Kefi M, Charamis J, Balabanidou V, Ioannidis P, Ranson H, Ingham VA, Vontas J. (2021) Transcriptomic analysis of resistance and short-term induction response to pyrethroids, in Anopheles coluzzii legs. BMC Genomics. 22(1):891. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-08205-w. PMID: 34903168

(210) Troczka BJ, Singh KS, Zimmer CT, Vontas J, Nauen R, Hayward A, Bass C. (2021) Molecular innovations underlying resistance to nicotine and neonicotinoids in the aphid Myzus persicae. Pest Manag Sci. 77(12):5311-5320. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6558. PMID: 34270160 (in press)

(209) Stavrakaki M, Ilias A, Ioannidis P, Vontas J, Roditakis E. (2021) Investigating mechanisms associated with emamectin benzoate resistance in the tomato borer Tuta absoluta. J Pest Sci. 95:1163-1177. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-021-01448-2.

(208) Vlogiannitis S, Jonckheere W, Laget D, de Graaf DC, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T. Pyrethroid target‑site resistance mutations in populations of the honey bee parasite Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) from Flanders, Belgium. Exp. Appl. Acarol. 85:205-221. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-021-00665-9. PMID: 34676469

(207) Luong HNB, Damijonaitis A, Nauen R, Vontas J, Horstmann S. (2021) Assessing the anti-resistance potential of public health vaporizer formulations and insecticide mixtures with pyre-throids using transgenic Drosophila lines. Parasit Vectors. 14(1):495. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-021-04997-8. PMID: 34565459

(206) Piameu M, Nwane P, Toussile W, Mavridis K, Wipf NC, Kouadio PF, Mbakop LR, Mandeng S, Ekoko WE, Toto JC, Ngaffo KL, Ngo Etounde PK, Ngantchou AT, Chouaibou M, Müller P, Awono-Ambene P, Vontas J, Etang J. (2021) Pyrethroid and Etofenprox Resistance in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii from Vegetable Farms in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Dynamics, Intensity and Molecular Basis. Molecules. 26(18):5543. DOI: 10.3390/molecules26185543. PMID: 34577014

(205) Papadimitriou F, Folia M, Ilias A , Papapetrou P, Roditakis E, Bass C, Vontas J, Margaritopou-los JT. Flupyradifurone resistance in Myzus persicae populations from peach and tobacco in Greece. Pest Manag Sci. 78: 304–312. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6637. PMID: 34498376 (in press)

(204) Mavridis Κ, Papapostolou ΚΜ, Riga Μ, Ilias Α, Michaelidou Κ, Bass C, Van Leeuwen T, Tsagkarakou A, Vontas J. (2021) Multiple TaqMan qPCR and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) diagnostics for pesticide resistance monitoring and management, in the major agricultural pest Tetranychus urticae. Pest Manag Sci. 78: 263–273. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6632. PMID: 34480408 (in press)

(203) Mastrantonio V, Porretta D, Lucchesi V, Güz N, Çagatay NS, Bellini R, Vontas J, Urbanelli S. (2021) Evolution of Adaptive Variation in the Mosquito Culex pipiens: Multiple Independent Origins of Insecticide Resistance Mutations. Insects. 12:676. DOI: 10.3390/insects12080676. PMID: 34442242

(202) Balaska S, Fotakis EA, Chaskopoulou A, Vontas J. (2021) Chemical control and insecticide resistance status of sand fly vectors worldwide. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 15(8):e0009586. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009586. PMID: 34383751

(201) Mavridis K, Michaelidou K, Vontas J. (2021) Highly sensitive droplet digital PCR-based diagnostics for the surveillance of malaria vector populations in low transmission and incipient resistance settings. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 21(10):1105-1114. DOI: 10.1080/14737159.2021.1963234. PMID: 34328051

(200) Singh KS, Cordeiro EMG, Troczka BJ, Pym A, Mackisack J, Mathers TC, Duarte A, Legeai F, Robin S, Bielza P, Burrack HJ, Charaabi K, Denholm I, Figueroa CC, Ffrench-Constant RH, Jander G, Margaritopoulos JT, Mazzoni E, Nauen R, Ramírez CC, Ren G, Stepanyan I, Umina PA, Voronova NV, Vontas J, Williamson MS, Wilson ACC, Xi-Wu G, Youn YN, Zimmer CT, Simon JC, Hayward A, Bass C. (2021) Global patterns in genomic diversity underpinning the evolution of insecticide resistance in the aphid crop pest Myzus persicae. Commun Biol. 4(1):847. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02373-x. PMID: 34234279

(199) Fotoukkiaii SM, Wybouw N, Kurlovs A, Tsakireli D., Pergantis SA., Clark RM, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T (2021) High-resolution genetic mapping reveals cis-regulatory and copy number variation in loci associated with cytochrome P450-mediated detoxification in a generalist arthropod pest. Plos Genet. 17(6): e1009422. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009422. PMID: 34153029

(198) İnak E, Özdemir E, Atış AE, Randa Zelyüt F, İnak A, Demir Ü, Roditakis E, Vontas J. (2021) Population structure and insecticide resistance status of Tuta absoluta populations from Turkey. Pest Manag Sci. 77:4741-4748. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6516. PMID: 34151488

(197) Djiappi-Tchamen B, Nana-Ndjangwo MS, Mavridis K, Talipouo A, Nchoutpouen E, Makoudjou I, Bamou R, Paul Mayi AM, Awono-Ambene P, Tchuinkam T, Vontas J, Antonio-Nkondjio C. (2021) Analyses of Insecticide Resistance Genes in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Mosquito Populations from Cameroon. Genes (Basel). 12(6):828. DOI: 10.3390/genes12060828. PMID: 34071214

(196) Sene NM, Mavridis K, Ndiaye EH, Diagne CT, Gaye A, Ngom EHM, Ba Y, Diallo DJ, Vontas J, Dia I, Diallo M. (2021) Insecticide resistance status and mechanisms in Aedes aegypti popu-lations from Senegal. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 15(5):e0009393. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009393. PMID: 33970904

(195) Diarra RA, Traore MM, Junnila A, Traore SF, Doumbia S, Revay EE, Kravchenko VD, Schlein Y, Arheart KL, Gergely P, Hausmann A, Beck R, Xue RD, Prozorov AM, Kone AS, Majam-bere S, Vontas J, Beier JC, Müller GC. (2021) Testing confgurations of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) stations in Mali, West Africa, for improving the control of malaria parasite transmission by vector mosquitoes and minimizing their effect on non-target insects. Malar J. 20:184. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-021-03704-3. PMID: 33853632

(194) Talipouo A, Mavridis K, Nchoutpouen E, Djiappi-Tchamen B, Fotakis EA, Kopya E, Bamou R, Kekeunou S, Awono-Ambene P, Balabanidou V, Balaska S, Wondji CS, Vontas J, Antonio-Nkondjio C. (2021) High insecticide resistance mediated by different mechanisms in Culex quinquefasciatus populations from the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Sci. Reports. 11:7322. DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-86850-7. PMID: 33795804

(193) Livadaras I, Koidou V, Pitsili E, Moustaka J, Vontas J, Siden-Kiamos I. (2021) Stably inherited transfer of the bacterial symbiont Candidatus Erwinia dacicola from wild olive fruit flies Bactrocera oleae to a laboratory strain. Bull Entomol Res. 5:1–6. DOI:10.1017/S0007485321000031. PMID: 33541447

(192) Vlogiannitis S, Mavridis K, Dermauw W, Snoeck S, Katsavou E, Morou E, Harizanis P, Swevers L, Hemingway J, Feyereisen R, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2021) Reduced proinsecticide activation by cytochrome P450 confers coumaphos resistance in the major bee parasite Varroa destructor. PNAS. 118(6):e2020380118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2020380118. PMID: 33547243

(191) Sakka MK, Riga M, Ioannidis P, Baliota GV, Tselika M, Jagadeesan R, Nayak MK, Vontas J, Athanassiou CJ. (2021) Transcriptomic analysis of s-methoprene resistance in the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica, and evaluation of piperonyl butoxide as a resistance breaker. BMC Genomics. 22(1):65. DOI:10.1186/s12864-020-07354-8. PMID: 33472593

(190) Nauen R, Zimmer C, Vontas J. (2021) Heterologous expression of insect P450 enzymes that metabolize xenobiotics. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 43:78-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2020.10.011. PMID: 33186746

(189) Vorgia E, Lamprousi M, Denecke S, Vogelsang K, Geibel S, Vontas J, Douris V. (2021) Functional characterization and transcriptomic profiling of a spheroid-forming midgut cell line from Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 128:103510. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103510. PMID: 33276037

(188) Swevers L, Denecke S, Vogelsang K, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2021) Can the mammalian organoid technology be applied to the insect gut? Pest Manag Sci. 77:55-63. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6067. PMID: 32865304

(187) Papapostolou KM, Riga M, Charamis J, Skoufa E, Souchlas V, Ilias A, Dermauw W, Ioannidis P, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2021) Identification and characterization of striking multiple-insecticide resistance in a Tetranychus urticae field population from Greece. Pest Manag Sci. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6136. PMID: 33051974

(186) Xue W, Mermans C, Papapostolou KM, Lamprousi M, Christou IK, Inak E, Douris V, Vontas J, Dermauw W, Van Leeuwen T. (2021) Untangling a Gordian knot: the role of a GluCl3 I321T mutation in abamectin resistance in Tetranychus urticae. Pest Manag Sci. 77(4):1581-1593. DOI: 10.1002/ps.6215. PMID: 33283957


(185) Hin S, Baumgartner D, Specht M, Lüddecke J, Arjmand EM, Johannsen B, Schiedel L, Rombach M, Paust N, von Stetten F, Zengerle R, Wipf N, Müller P, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Mitsakakis K. (2020) VectorDisk: A microfluidic platform integrating diagnostic markers for evidence-based mosquito control. Processes. 8(12): 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/pr8121677

(184) Riga M, Ilias A, Vontas J, Douris V. (2020) Co-expression of a homologous cytochrome P450 reductase is required for in vivo validation of the Tetranychus urticae CYP392A16-based abamectin resistance in Drosophila. Insects. 11(12)::1-12. DOI: 10.3390/insects11120829. PMID: 33255521

(183) Vontas J, Katsavou E, Mavridis K. (2020) Cytochrome P450-based metabolic insecticide resistance in Anopheles and Aedes mosquito vectors: Muddying the waters. Pest Biochem Phys. 170:104666. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104666. PMID: 32980073

(182) McLeman Α, Troczka BJ, Homem RA, Duarte A, Zimmer C, Garrood WT, Pym A, Beadle K, Reid RJ, Douris V, Vontas J, Davies TGE, Constant RE, Nauen R, Bass C. (2020) Fly-Tox: A panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 169:104674. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104674. PMID: 32828379

(181) Denecke SM, Driva O, Luong HNB, Ioannidis P, Linka M, Nauen R, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2020) The identification and evolutionary trends of the solute carrier superfamily in Arthropods. Genome Biol Evol. 12(8):1429-1439. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evaa153. PMID: 32681801

(180) Balaska S, Fotakis EA, Kioulos I, Grigoraki L, Mpellou S, Chaskopoulou A, Vontas J. (2020) Bioassay and molecular monitoring of insecticide resistance status in Aedes albopictus populations from Greece, to support evidence-based vector control. Parasit Vectors. 13(1):328. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04204-0. PMID: 32600453

(179) Douris V, Denecke S, Van Leeuwen T, Bass C, Nauen R, Vontas J. (2020) Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome modification to understand the genetic basis of insecticide resistance: Drosophila and beyond. Pest Biochem Phys. 167:104595. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104595. PMID: 32527434

(178) Samantsidis GR, Panteleri R, Denecke S, Kounadi S, Christou I, Nauen R, Douris V, Vontas J. (2020) 'What I cannot create, I do not understand': Functionally validated synergism of metabolic and target site insecticide resistance. Proc Biol Sci. 287(1927):20200838. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.0838. PMID:32453986

(177) Singh KS, Troczka BJ, Duarte A, Balabanidou V, Trissi N, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Nguyen P, Zimmer CT, Papapostolou KM, Randall E, Lueke B, Marec F, Mazzoni E, Williamson MS, Hayward A, Nauen R, Vontas J, Bass C. (2020) The genetic architecture of a host shift: An adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses. Sci. Adv. 6(19): eaba1070. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba1070 PMID:32494720

(176) Van Leeuwen T, Dermauw W, Mavridis K, Vontas J. (2020) Significance and interpretation of molecular diagnostics for insecticide resistance management of agricultural pests. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 39:69-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2020.03.006. PMID:32361620

(175) Fotakis EA, Mastrantonio V, Grigoraki L, Porretta D, Puggioli A, Chaskopoulou A, Osório H, Weill M, Bellini R, Urbanelli S, Vontas J. (2020) Identification and detection of a novel point mutation in the Chitin Synthase gene of Culex pipiens associated with diflubenzuron resistance. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 14(5):e0008284. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008284. PMID:32357192

(174) Lueke B, Douris V, Hopkinson JE, Maiwald F, Hertlein G, Papapostolou KM, Bielza P, Tsagkarakou A, Van Leeuwen T, Bass C, Vontas J, Nauen R. (2020) Identification and functional characterization of a novel acetylCoA carboxylase mutation associated with ketoenol resistance in Bemisia tabaci. Pest Biochem Phys. 166:104583 DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104583 PMID:32448413

(173) Fotakis EA, Giantsis IA, Castells Sierra J, Tanti F, Balaska S, Mavridis K, Kourtidis S, Vontas J, Chaskopoulou A. (2020) Population dynamics, pathogen detection and insecticide resistance of mosquito and sand fly in refugee camps, Greece. Infect Dis. Poverty. 9(1):30. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-020-0635-4. PMID:32183909

(172) Silva R, Mavridis K, Vontas J, Rodrigues A, Osorio H. (2020) Monitoring and molecular profiling of contemporary insecticide resistance status of malaria vectors in Guinea-Bissau. Acta Trop. 206:105440. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105440. PMID:32156617

(171) Lynd A, Balabanidou V, Grosman R, Maas J, Lian LY, Vontas J, Lycett GJ (2020) Development of a functional genetic tool for Anopheles gambiae oenocyte characterisation: application to cuticular hydrocarbon synthesis. DOI:10.1101/742619 (in press)

(170) Koidou V, Denecke S, Ioannidis P, Vlatakis I, Livadaras I, Vontas J. (2020) Efficient genome editing in the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae. Insect Mol Biol. 29(4):363-372. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12640. PMID: 32141659

(169) Wei P, Demaeght P, De Schutter K, Grigoraki L, Labropoulou V, Riga M, Vontas J, Nauen R, Dermauw W, Van Leeuwen T. (2020) Overexpression of an alternative allele of carboxyl/choline esterase 4 (CCE04) of Tetranychus urticae is associated with high levels of resistance to the keto-enol acaricide pirodiclofen. Pest Manag Sci. 76(3):1142-1153. DOI: 10.1002/ps.5627. PMID: 31583806

(168) Traore MM, Junnila A, Traore SF, Doumbia S, Revay EE, Kravchenko VD, Schlein Y, Arheart KL, Gergely P, Xue RD, Hausmann A, Beck R, Prozorov A, Diarra RA, Kone AS, Majambere S, Bradley J, Vontas J, Beier JC, Müller GC. (2020) Large-scale field trial of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) for the control of malaria vector mosquitoes in Mali, West Africa. Malar J. 19(1):72. DOI:10.1186/s12936-020-3132-0. PMID: 32059671

(167) Denecke S, Ioannidis P, Buer I, Ilias A, Douris V, Topalis P, Nauen R, Geibel S, Vontas J. (2020) A transcriptomic and proteomic atlas of expression in the Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) midgut suggests the compartmentalization of xenobiotic metabolism and nutrient digestion. BMC Genomics. 21(1):129. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-6459-6. PMID: 32028881

(166) Alavijeh ES, Khajehali J, Snoeck S, Panteleri R, Ghadamyari M, Jonckheere W, Bajda S, Saalwaechter C, Geibel S, Douris V, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T, Dermauw W. (2020) Molecular and genetic analysis of resistance to METI-I acaricides in Iranian populations of the citrus red mite Panonychus citri. Pest Biochem Physiol. 164:73-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2019.12.009 PMID:32284140

(165) Blow F,  Gioti A, Goodhead IB, Kalyva M, Kampouraki A, Vontas J, Darby AC. (2020) Functional genomics of a symbiotic community: shared traits in the olive fruit fly gut microbiota. Genome Biol Evol. 12(2):3778-3791. DOI:10.1101/590489. PMID: 31830246

(164) Katsavou Ε, Vlogiannitis S, Karp-Tatham E, Blake DP, Ilias A, Strube C, Kioulos I, Dermauw W, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2020) Identification and geographical distribution of pyrethroid resistance mutations in the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae. Pest Manag Sci. 76(1):125-133. DOI:10.1002/ps.5582. PMID:31400055

(163) Riga M, Denecke S, Livadaras I, Geibel S, Nauen R, Vontas J. (2020) Development of efficient RNAi in Nezara viridula for use in insecticide target discovery. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 103(3):e21650. DOI: 10.1002/arch.21650. PMID: 31833096

(162) Ingham VA, Anthousi A, Douris V, Harding NJ, Lycett G, Morris M, Vontas J, Ranson H. (2020) A sensory appendage protein protects malaria vectors from pyrethroids. Nature. 577(7790):376-380. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1864-1. PMID: 31875852

(161) Dermauw W, Jonckheere W, Riga M, Livadaras I,  Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T. (2020) Targeted mutagenesis using CRISPR-Cas9 in the chelicerate herbivore Tetranychus urticae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 120:103347 DOI:10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103347. PMID: 32114158


(160) Guz N, Cagatay NS, Fotakis EA, Durmusoglu E, Vontas J. (2019) Detection of diflubenzuron and pyrethroid resistance mutations in Culex pipiens from Muğla, Turkey. Acta Trop. 10:105294. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105294. PMID: 31836282

(159) Dusfour I, Vontas J, David JP, Weetman D, Fonseca DM, Corbel V, Raghavendra K, Coulibaly MB, Martins AJ, Kasai S, Chandre F. (2019) Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challenges. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 13(10): e0007615. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0007615. PMID:31600206

(158) Bamou R, Sonhafouo-Chiana N, Mavridis K, Tchuinkam T, Wondji CS, Vontas J, Antonio-Nkondjio C. (2019) Status of insecticide resistance and its mechanisms in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii populations from forest settings in South Cameroon. Genes. 10(10):741. DOI:10.3390/genes10100741. PMID:31554225

(157) Vontas J, Mavridis K. (2019) Vector population monitoring tools for insecticide resistance management: Myth or fact? Pest Biochem Physiol. 161:54-60. DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2019.08.005. PMID: 31685197

(156) Wybouw N, Kurlovs AH, Greenhalgh R, Bryon A, Kosterlitz O, Manabe Y, Osakabe M, Vontas J, Clark RM, Van Leeuwen T. (2019) Convergent evolution of cytochrome P450s underlies independent origins of keto-carotenoid pigmentation in animals. Proc R Soc B. 286(1907):20191039. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2019.1039. PMID: 31311468

(155) Balabanidou V, Kefi M, Aivaliotis M, Koidou V, Girotti JR, Mijailovsky SJ, Juárez MP, Papadogiorgaki E, Chalepakis G, Kampouraki A, Nikolaou C, Ranson H, Vontas J. (2019) Mosquitoes cloak their legs to resist insecticides. Proc R Soc B. 286(1907):20191091. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2019.1091. PMID: 31311476

(154) Corbel V, Durot C, Achee NL, Chandre F, Coulibaly MB, David JP, Devine GJ, Dusfour I, Fonseca DM, Griego J, Juntarajumnong W, Lenhart A, Kasai S, Martins AJ, Moyes Ng CC, Pinto J, Pompon JF, Muller P, Raghavendra K, Roiz D, Vatandoost H, Vontas J, Weetman D. (2019) Second WIN International Conference on “Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in vectors of arboviruses”. Parasit Vector. 12:331. DOI:10.1186/s13071-019-3591-8. PMID: 31269996

(153) Tossou E, Tepa-Yotto G, Kpindou OKD, Sandeu R, Datinon B, Zeukeng F, Akoton R, Tchigossou GM, Djègbè I, Vontas J, Martin T, Wondji C, Tamò M, Bokonon-Ganta AH, Djouaka R. (2019) Susceptibility Profiles of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to deltamethrin reveal a contrast between the northern and the southern Benin. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 16(11): E1882. DOI:10.3390/ijerph16111882 PMID: 31142024

(152) Kefi M, Balabanidou V, Douris V, Lycett G, Feyereisen R, Vontas J. (2019) Two functionally distinct CYP4G genes of Anopheles gambiae contribute to cuticular hydrocarbon biosynthesis. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 110:52-59. DOI:10.1016/j.ibmb.2019.04.018 PMID: 31051237

(151) Tsakireli D, Riga M, Kounadi S, Douris V, Vontas J. (2019) Functional characterization of CYP6A51, a cytochrome P450 associated with pyrethroid resistance in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata. Pest Biochem Physiol. 157:196-203. DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2019.03.022. PMID: 31153469

(150) Snoeck S, Pavlidi N, Pipini D, Vontas J, Dermauw W, Van Leeuwen T. (2019) Substrate specificity and promiscuity of horizontally transferred UDP-glucosyltransferases in the generalist herbivore Tetranychus urticae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 109:116-127. DOI:10.1016/j.ibmb.2019.04.010. PMID: 30978500

(149) Porretta D, Fotakis EA, Mastrantonio V, Chaskopoulou A, Michaelakis A, Kioulos I, Weill M, Urbanelli S, Vontas J, Bellini R. (2019) Focal distribution of diflubenzuron resistance mutations in Culex pipiens mosquitoes from Northern Italy. Acta Trop. 193:106-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.02.024. PMID: 30825446 

(148) Grant C, Jacobson R, Ilias A, Berger M, Bielza P, Zimmer CT, Williamson MS, French-Constant RH, Vontas J, Roditakis E, Bass C. (2019) The evolution of multiple-insecticide resistance in UK populations of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta. Pest Manag Sci. 75(8):2079-2085. DOI: 10.1002/ps.5381. PMID: 30785238

(147) Pichler V, Malandruccolo C, Paola S, Bellini R, Severini F, Toma L, Di Luca M, Montarsi F, Ballardini M, Manica M, Petrarca V, Vontas J, Kasai S, Della Torre A, Caputo B. (2019) Phenotypic and genotypic pyrethroid resistance of Aedes albopictus, with focus on the 2017 chikungunya outbreak in Italy. Pest Manag Sci. 75(10): 2642-2651. DOI: 10.1002/ps.5369. PMID: 30729706

(146) Guedes RNC, Roditakis E, Campos MR Haddi K, Bielza P, H. Siqueira HAA, Tsagkarakou A, Vontas J, Nauen R. (2019) Insecticide resistance in the tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta: patterns, spread, mechanisms, management and outlook. J Pest Sci. 92:1329-1342. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-019-01086-9

(145) Fotakis EA, Giantsis IA, Avgerinou A, Kourtidis S, Agathaggelidou E, Kapoula C, Dadakou G, Vontas J, Chaskopoulou A. (2019) Identification of Leishmania species in naturally infected sand flies from refugee camps, Greece. Emerg Infect Dis. 25(2):361-364. DOI: 10.3201/eid2502.181359. PMID: 30346269

(144) Mavridis Κ, Wipf Ν, Medves S, Erquiaga I, Müller P, Vontas J. (2019) Rapid multiplex gene expression assays for monitoring metabolic resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Parasit Vector. 12(1):9 DOI:10.1186/s13071-018-3253-2. PMID:30612581

(143) Achee NL, Grieco JP, Vatandoost H, Seixas G, Pinto J, Ching-NG L, Martins AJ, Juntarajumnong W, Corbel V, Gouagna C, David JP, Logan JG, Orsborne J, Marois E, Devine GJ, Vontas J (2019) Alternative strategies for mosquito-borne arbovirus control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis.13(1): e0006822. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006822. PMID:30605475 (correction: DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0007275. PMID:30913223)

(142) Samantsidis G, O'Reilly AO, Douris V, Vontas J. (2019) Functional validation of target-site resistance mutations against sodium channel blocker insecticides (SCBIs) via molecular modeling and genome engineering in Drosophila. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 104:73-081. DOI:10.1016/j.ibmb.2018.12.008. PMID:30572019

(141) Simma EA, Dermauw W, Balabanidou V, Snoeck S, Bryon A, Clark RM, Yewhalaw D, Vontas J, Duchateau L, Van Leeuwen T. (2019) Genome-wide gene expression profiling reveals that cuticle alterations and P450 detoxification are associated with pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles arabiensis populations from Ethiopia. Pest Manag. Sci. DOI: 10.1101/451336 PMID: 30740870 (in press)



(140) Walsh TK, Jouβen N, Tian KT, McGaughran A, Anderson CJ, Qiu X, Ahn SJ, Bird L, Pavlidi N, Vontas J, Ryu J, Rasool A, Barony Macedo I, Tay WT, Zhang YJ, Whitehouse M, Sylvie P, Downes S, Nemec L, Heckel DH. (2018). Multiple recombination events between two cytochrome P450 loci contribute to global pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera. PLoSONE 13(11):e0197760. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197760  PMID:30383872

(139) Denecke S, Swevers L, Douris V,Vontas J. (2018). How do oral insecticidal compounds cross the insect midgut epithelium? Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 130:22-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2018.10.005. PMID: 30366055

(138) Bempelou ED, Vontas JG, Liapis KS, Ziogas NV. (2018). Biodegradation of chlorpyrifos and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol by the epiphytic yeasts Rhodotorula glutinis and Rhodotorula rubra. Ecotoxicology. 27(10):1368-1378. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-018-1992-7 PMID:30343485

(137) Mavridis K, Wipf N, Müller P, Traorè MM, Muller G, Vontas J. (2018) Detection and Monitoring of Insecticide Resistance Mutations in Anopheles gambiae: Individual vs. Pooled Specimens. Genes. 9(10):E479. DOI:10.3390/genes9100479. PMID: 30282959

(136) Vontas J, Grigoraki L, Morgan J, Tsakireli D, Fuseini G, Segura L, Niemczura de Carvahlo J, Nguema R, Weetman D, Slotman MA, Hemingway J. (2018) Rapid selection of a pyrethroid metabolic enzyme CYP9K1 by operational malaria control activities. PNAS. 115(18):4619-4624. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1719663115. PMID: 29674455

(135) Fotakis EA, Giantsis IA, Demir S, Vontas JG, Chaskopoulou A. (2018) Detection of pyrethroid resistance mutations in the major leishmaniasis vector Phlebotomus papatasi. J Med. Entomol. 55(5): 1225-1230. DOI:10.1093/jme/tjy066. PMID: 29912381

(134) Çağatay NS, Riga M, Vontas J, Çevik B, Ay R. (2018) Biochemical and molecular characterizations of cypermethrin resistance in laboratory-selected cypermethrin-resistant strains of Tetranychus urticae Koch. (Acari: Tetranychidae). Int J Acarol. 44(6): 262-267. DOI: 10.1080/01647954.2018.1500641.

(133) Çağatay NS, Menault P, Riga M, Vontas J, Ay R. (2018) Identification and characterization of abamectin resistance in Tetranychus urticae Koch strains from greenhouses in Turkey. Crop Prot. 112:112-117. DOI:10.1016/j.cropro.2018.05.016.

(132) Kampouraki A, Stavrakaki M, Karataraki A, Katsikogiannis G, Pitika E, Varikou K, Vlachaki A, Chrysargyris A, Malandraki E, Sidiropoulos N, Paraskevopoulos A, Gilpathi D, Roditakis E, Vontas J. (2018) Recent evolution and operational impact of insecticide resistance in olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae populations from Greece. J Pest Sci. 91(4):1429-1439. DOI:10.1007/s10340-018-1007-8.

(131) Pavlidi N, Kampouraki A, Tseliou V, Wybouw N, Dermauw W, Roditakis E, Nauen R, Van Leeuwen T, Vontas J. (2018) Molecular characterization of pyrethroid resistance in the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. Pestic Biochem Phys. 148: 1-7 DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2018.03.011. PMID: 29891359

(130) Pavlidi N, Vontas J, VanLeeuwen T. (2018) The role of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) in insecticide resistance in crop pests and disease vectors. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 27:97-102. DOI:10.1016/j.cois.2018.04.007 PMID:30025642

(129) Bajda S, Riga M, Wybouw N, Papadaki S, Ouranou E, Fotoukkiaii SM, Vontas J, Van Leeuwen T. (2018) Fitness costs of key point mutations that underlie acaricide target-site resistance in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Evol Appl. 11(9): 1540-1553. DOI: PMID:30344626

(128) Balabanidou V, Grigoraki L, Vontas J. (2018) Insect cuticle: a critical determinant of insecticide resistance. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 27:68-74. DOI:10.1016/j.cois.2018.03.001 PMID:30025637

(127) Voudouris CC, Mavridis K, Kalaitzaki A, Skouras PJ, Kati AN, Eliopoulos PA, Vontas J, Margaritopoulos JT. (2018) Susceptibility of Ceratitis capitata to deltamethrin and spinosad in Greece. J Pest Sci. 91(2): 861-871. DOI:10.1007/s10340-017-0913-5


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