Thomas Eisner - Selected publications#


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  • 1963
    • With H. E. Eisner, J. J. Hurst, F. C. Kafatos, and J. Meinwald. Cyanogenic glandular apparatus of a millipede. Science 139:1218-1220.
  • 1964
    • Catnip: its raison d’être. Science 146:1318-1320.
  • 1969
    • With T. E. Pliske. Sex pheromone of the queen butterfly: biology. Science 164:1170-1172.
    • With D. J. Aneshansley, J. M. Widom, and B. Widom. Biochemistry at 100°C: explosive secretory discharge of bombardier beetles (Brachinus). Science 165:61-63.
    • With R. E. Silberglied, D. Aneshansley, J. E. Carrel, and H. C. Howland. Ultraviolet video-viewing: the television camera as an insect eye. Science 166:1172-1174.
  • 1972
    • With W. R. Thompson, J. Meinwald, and D. Aneshansley. Flavonols: pigments responsible for ultraviolet absorption in nectar guide of flower. Science 177:528-530.
    • With H. Ghiradella, D. Aneshansley, R. E. Silberglied, and H. E. Hinton. Ultraviolet reflection of a male butterfly: interference color caused by thin-layer elaboration of wing scales. Science 178:1214-1217.
  • 1974
    • With J. S. Johnessee, J. Carrel, L. B. Hendry, and J. Meinwald. Defensive use by an insect of a plant resin. Science 184:996-999.
  • 1977
    • With L. B. Brattsten and C. F. Wilkinson. Herbivore-plant interactions: mixedfunction oxidases and secondary plant substances. Science 196:1349-1352.
  • 1978
    • With K. Hicks, M. Eisner, and D. S. Robson. “Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing” strategy of a predaceous insect larva. Science 199:790-794.
    • With D. F. Wiemer, L. W. Haynes, and J. Meinwald. Lucibufagins: defensive steroids from the fireflies Photinus ignitus and P. marginellus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 75:905-908.
  • 1980
    • With S. Nowicki, M. Goetz, and J. Meinwald. Red cochineal dye (carminic acid): its role in nature. Science 208:1039-1042.
  • 1987
    • With D. E. Dussourd. Vein-cutting behavior: insect counterploy to the latex defense of plants. Science 237:898-901.
  • 1990
    • With J. Dean, D. J. Aneshansley, and H. E. Edgerton. Defensive spray of the bombardier beetle: a biological pulse jet. Science 248:1219-1221.
  • 1995
    • With J. Meinwald. The chemistry of sexual selection. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92:50-55.
    • With S. R. Smedley. Sodium uptake by “puddling” in a moth. Science 270:1816-1818.
  • 1996
    • With S. R. Smedley, D. K. Young, M. Eisner, B. Roach, and J. Meinwald. Chemical basis of courtship in a beetle (Neopyrochroa flabellata): cantharidin as “nuptial gift.” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.U.S.A.93:6499-6503.
  • 1997
    • With M. A. Goetz, D. E. Hill, S. R. Smedley, and J. Meinwald. Firefly “femmes fatales” acquire defensive steroids (lucibufagins) from their firefly prey. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94:9723-9728.
  • 1999
    • With A. González, C. Rossini, and M. Eisner. Sexually transmitted chemical defense in a moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96:5570-5574.
  • 2000
    • With D. J. Aneshansley. Defense by foot adhesion in a beetle (Hemisphaerota cyanea). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 97:6568-6573.
    • With D. J. Aneshansley. Chemical defense: aquatic beetle (Dineutes hornii) vs. fish (Micropterus salmoides). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 97:11313-11318.
  • 2001
    • With M. Gronquist, A. Bezzerides, A. B. Attygalle, J. Meinwald, and M. Eisner. Attractive and defensive functions of the ultraviolet pigments of a flower (Hypericum calycinum). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98:13745-13750.
  • 2002
    • With S. R. Smedley, F. C. Schroeder, D. B. Weibel, J. Meinwald, K. A. LaFleur, J. A. Renwick, and R. Rutowski. Mayolenes: labile defensive lipids from the glandular hairs of a caterpillar (Pieris rapae). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99:6822-6827.
    • With V. K. Iyengar and H. K. Reeve. Paternal inheritance of a female moth’s mating preference. Nature 419:830-832.
  • 2003
    • For Love of Nature. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press.


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