Selected Publications


Published Book

Liu, N. Editor, Recent Advances in Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Molecular Biology, Research Signpost, 2008, Kerala, India. ISBN: 978-81-308-0242-8. 208 pages. This book contains 12 research review chapters. The aim of this book was to provide up-to-date comprehensive reviews of critical areas in entomological research. Twelve research topics are discussed, that examine aspects of insect physiology, toxicology, and molecular biology that other recent books on entomological research have not addressed or have addressed less detail. The audience to the book is researchers, graduate students, and scientists who are currently working or plan to work in this field, and for persons not necessarily familiar with entomological research but who are interested in the topic.


Peer-Reviewed and Refereed Articles Since 2006

  1. Liu, N., T. Li, W. R. Reid, T. Yang, and L. Zhang. 2011. Multiple cytochrome P450 genes: their constitutive overexpression and permethrin induction in insecticide resistant mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus. Plos One, 6(8): e23403. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023403.
  2. Tian, L., C. Cao1, L. He, M. Li, L. Zhang, L. Zhang, H. Liu, and N. Liu. 2011. Autosomal interactions and mechanisms of pyrethroid resistance in house flies, Musca domestica. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 7, 902-911.
  3. Xu, Q., L. Tain, L. Zhang and N. Liu.2011. Sodium channel genes and their differential genotypes at the L-to-F kdr locus in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Com. 407, 645-649.
  4. Wang, Z. M., C. X. Li, D. Xing, Y. H. Yu, N. Liu, R. Xue, Y. D. Dong, and T. Y. Zhao. 2011. Detection and widespread distribution of sodium channel alleles characteristic of insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in China. Med. Vet.Entomol. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00985.x.
  5. Yang, T. and N. Liu. 2011. Genome analysis of cytochrome P450s and their expression profiles in insecticide resistant mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus. Plos One 6(12): e29418. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029418.
  6. Liu, N. 2011.Pyrethroid resistance in insects: genes, mechanisms, and regulation. In: Insecticides – Advances in Integrated Pest Management, Perveen F. (Ed.), InTech-Open Access Publisher, ISBN 978-953-307-780-2, pp. 457-468.
  7. Arensburger, P., K. Megy, R. M. Waterhouse, J. Abrudan, P. Amedeo, B. Antelo, L. Bartholomay, S. Bidwell, E. Caler, F. Camara, C. L. Campbell, C. Casola, M. T. Castro, I. Chandramouliswaran, S. B. Chapman, S. Christley, J. Costas, E. Eisentstadt, C. Feshotte, C. Fraser-Liggett, R. Guigo, B. Haas, B. S. Hansson, J. Hemingway, S. Hill, C. Howarth, R. Ignell, R. C. Kennedy, C. D. Kodira, N. F. Lobo, C. Mao, G. Mayhew, K. Michel, A. Mori, N. Liu, H. Naveira, V. Nene, N. Nguyen, M. D. Pearson, E. J. Pritham, D. Puiu, Y. Qi, J. M. C. Ribeiro, H. M. Roberston, D. W. Severson, M. Shumway, M. Stanke, R. Strausberg, C. Sun, G. Sutton, Z. Tu, J. M. C. Tubio, M. F. Unger, D. L. Vanlandingham, A. J. Vilella, O. White, J. R. White, J. Wortman, E. M. Zdobnov, B. Birren, B. M. Christensen, F. Collins, A. Cornel, G. Dimopoulos, L. I. Hannick, S. Higgs, G. Lanzaro, N. Lee, M. A. T. Muskavitch, A. Raikhel and P. Atkinson. 2010. Sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus establishes a platform for mosquito comparative genomics. Science 330, 86-88.
  8. Li, T. and N. Liu. 2010.Genetics and Inheritance of Permethrin Resistance in the Mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus. J. Med. Entomol. 47, 1127-1134.
  9. Liu, N. and F. Zhu. 2010. House fly cytochrome p450s: their role in insecticide resistance and strategies in the isolation and characterization. In: Recent Advances in Entomological Research: From Molecular Biology to Pest Management, Liu, T. X and Kang, L. (Eds.), Springer-High Education Press, China, pp. 141-148.
  10. Xu, Q. and N. Liu. 2010. The development of pyrethroid resistance in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus. In: Recent Advances in Entomological Research: From Molecular Biology to Pest Management, Liu, T. X and Kang, L. (Eds.), Springer-High Education Press, China. pp. 172-178.
  11. Wang, H., L. Zhang, Q. Lin, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2009. Arginine kinase: the differentiation of the gene expression and protein activity in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Gene 430, 38-43.
  12. Scott J. G., N. Liu, M. Kristensen and A. G. Clark. 2009. A case for sequencing the genome of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Med. Entomol.46, 175-182.
  13. Li, T., Q. Lan and N. Liu. 2009. Larvicidal activity of mosquito sterol carrier protein-2 inhibitors to the insecticide resistant mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 46, 1430-1435.
  14. Liu, N., Q. Xu, T. Li, L. He and L. Zhang. 2009. Permethrin resistance and target site insensitivity in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus in Alabama, U.S.A. J. Med. Entomol. 46,1424-1429.
  15. He, L., X. Gao, J. Wang, Z. Zhao and N. Liu. 2009. Genetic analysis of abamectin resistance in Tetranychus cinnabarinus. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 95, 147-151.
  16. Zhu, F., J. Feng, L. Zhang, and N. Liu. 2008. Characterization of two novel cytochrome P450 genes in insecticide resistant house flies. Insect Mol. Biol.20, 1365-1583.
  17. Zhu, F. and N. Liu. 2008. Differential expression of CYP6A5 and CYP6A5v2 in pyrethroid-resistant house flies, Musca domestica. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 34, 147-161.
  18. Zhu, F., T. Li, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2008. Co-up-regulation of three P450 genes in response to permethrin exposure in permethrin resistant house flies,Musca domestica. BMC Physiology 8, 18 doi:10.1186/1472-6793-8-18, pp. 1-13.
  19. Liu, N. 2008. Insecticide resistance in mosquitoes: development and mechanisms. In: Recent Advances in Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Molecular Biology, Liu, N. (Ed.), Research Signpost, Kerala, India, pp. 75-91.
  20. Liu, N., H. Liu, F. ZhuandL. Zhang. 2007. Differential expression of genes in pyrethroid resistant and susceptible mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus(S.). Gene 394, 61-68.
  21. Zhu, F., J. Feng, L. Zhang, and N. Liu*. 2007. Differential gene expression between resistant and susceptible house flies, Musca domestica (L.). SAAS Bull. Biochem. Biotech. 18, 20-31.
  22. Liu, N., Q. Xu andL. Zhang. 2006. Sodium channel gene expression in mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus (S.) Insect Sci. 13, 431-436.
  23. Xu, Q., H. Wang, L.Zhang and N. Liu.2006. Posttranscriptional regulation of sodium channel gene expression in insecticide resistance. Gene 379, 62-67.
  24. Liu, N., Q. Xu, F. ZhuandL. Zhang. 2006. Pyrethroid resistance in mosquitoes. Insect Sci. 13, 159-166.
  25. Xu, Q., H. Wang, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2006. Kdr allelic expression of the sodium channel gene in insecticide resistance of Culex quinquefasciatus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Com. 345, 774-780.
  26. Liu, N.,F. Zhu, Q. Xu, J. W. Pridgeon and L. Zhang. 2006. Behavioral change, physiological modification, and metabolic detoxification: mechanisms of insecticide resistance. Acta Entomologica Sinica 48, 672-680.