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Eells, J. B., A. Varela-Stokes, S.X. Guo-Ross, E. Kummari, H.M. Smith, E. Cox, and D. Lindsay. 2015. Chronic Toxoplasma gondii in Nurr1-null heterozygous mice exacerbates elevated open field activity. PLoS One. 10: e0119280. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119280.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855987

Jones, K.H., N. Johnson, S. Yang, J.V. Stokes, W. Smith, R.W. Wills, J. Goddard, A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2015. Investigations into Outbreaks of Black Fly Attacks and Subsequent Avian Haemosporidians in Backyard Type Poultry and Other Exposed Avian Species. Avian Diseases 59: 24-30.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26292530

Ferrari, F.A.G., J. Goddard, C.D. Paddock, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2014. Ultrastructure of Presumed “Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae” in Amblyomma maculatum (Acari:Ixodidae). J Med Entomol 51(6): 1317-1321.

Bioone link:

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1603/ME14132

Goddard, J., L. Goltz, K.T. Edwards, W. Smith, A. Varela-Stokes. 2014. Survey of Adult Dermacentor variabilis (Say) (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected in Northern Mississippi for Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae. 2014. Midsouth Entomologist 7: 8-14.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24581371

Stich, R.W., B.L. Blagburn, D.D. Bowman, C.Carpenter, M.R. Cortinas, S.A. Ewing, D.Foley, J.E. Foley, H. Gaff, G.J. Hickling, R.R. Lash, S.E. Little, C. Lund, R. Lund, T.N. Mather, G.R. Needham, W.L. Nicholson, J. Sharp, A. Varela-Stokes, and D. Wang. 2014. Quantitative factors proposed to influence the prevalence of canine tick-borne disease agents in the United States. Parasites & Vectors. 7:417. DOI:10.1186/1756-3305-7-417.         

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25185829

Lee, J.-K., W.C. Smith, C. McIntosh, F.G. Ferrari, B. Moore-Henderson, and A. Varela-Stokes. Detection of a Borrelia species in questing Gulf Coast ticks, Amblyomma maculatum. Ticks Tick-Borne Dis. 5:449-452. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.02.004. Epub 2014 Apr 24

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24844970

Lopez, J.E., H.K. Wilder, W. Boyle, L.B. Drumheller, J.A. Thornton, B. Willeford, and A. Varela-Stokes. Serological responses against Borrelia turicatae BipA, a diagnostic antigen unique to a given species of relapsing fever spirochete. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 7:e2454. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002454.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24069498

Ferrari (Girao), F.A.G., J. Goddard, G.M. Moraru, W.E.Smith, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Isolation of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae” (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in embryonic cells of naturally infected Amblyomma maculatum (Ixodida: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 50:1118-1125.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24180118

Goltz, L., A.S. Varela-Stokes, J. Goddard. 2013. Survey of Adult Ixodes scapularis Say for Disease Agents in Mississippi. J. Vector Ecol. 38:401-403.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24581371

Ferrari (Girao), F.A.G., J. Goddard, M. Caprio, C.D. Paddock, T. Mixson-Hayden, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Population analysis of Amblyomma maculatum ticks and Rickettsia parkeri using single strand conformation polymorphism. Ticks Tick-Borne Dis.4:439-444.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23856472

Moraru, G.M., J. Goddard, C.D. Paddock, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Experimental infection of cotton rats and bobwhite quail with Rickettsia parkeri. Parasit. Vectors. 6:70.DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-70.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606396/

Moraru, G.M., J. Goddard, A. Murphy, D. Link, J. Belant, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Evidence of antibodies to spotted fever group rickettsiae in wild rodents and birds from Mississippi. Vector-Borne Zoon. Dis. 13:1-5.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23199266

Goddard, J., A.S. Varela-Stokes, and R. Finley. 2012. Lyme Disease-like Illness in the South. J. Mississippi State Med. Assoc. 53:68-72.

Goddard, J., A.S. Varela-Stokes, W.E. Smith, and K.T. Edwards. 2012. Artificial infection of the bed bug with Rickettsia parkeri. J. Med. Entomol. 49:922-926.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22897053

Ferrari (Girao), F.A.G., J. Goddard, C.D. Paddock, and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2012. Rickettsia parkeri and “Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae" in Gulf Coast ticks, Mississippi. Emerg. Infec. Dis. 18:1705-1707.

PubMed link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23018026

Moraru, G.M., J. Goddard and A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2012. Observations on host preference and feeding success of immature Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 47:221-226.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230793631

 

Goddard, J., A.S. Varela-Stokes, and J.C. Schneider. 2011. Observations on questing activity of adult Gulf Coast ticks, Amblyomma maculatum, in Mississippi, U.S.A. Syst. Appl. Acarol. 16:195-200.

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