Dr Robert Graham

Research Fellow

Research Overview

My research interests include invertebrate pathology and host-microbe evolution; particularly in understanding how microorganisms regulate and manipulate host species to maintain stability and sustainability within ecosystems; to understand the role that disease and endosymbionts play in driving host populations dynamics, and how we may utilise this knowledge to develop successful integrated pest management strategies for globally-important crop pests.

Pest control: biopesticides’ potential
Wilson, K., Benton, T., Graham, R., Grzywacz, D. 15/11/2014 In: Science. 342, 6160, 1 p.
Letter

Male-killing Wolbachia and mitochondrial selective sweep in a migratory African insect (vol 12, pg 204, 2012)
Graham, R.I., Wilson, K. 10/01/2013 In: BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13, 2 p.
Journal article

Wolbachia in a major African crop pest increases susceptibility to viral disease rather than protects
Graham, R.I., Grzywacz, D., Mushobozi, W.L., Wilson, K. 09/2012 In: Ecology Letters. 15, 9, 8 p.
Letter

Male-killing Wolbachia and mitochondrial selective sweep in a migratory African insect
Graham, R.I., Wilson, K. 2012 In: BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12, 11 p.
Journal article

Characterisation of a nucleopolyhedrovirus and Spiroplasma sp. bacterium associated with outbreaking populations of the Antler moth Cerapteryx graminis
Graham, R.I., Hartley, L., Wilson, K. 05/2011 In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 107, 1, p. 90-93. 4 p.
Journal article

Complete sequence, analysis and organization of the Orgyia leucostigma nucleopolyhedrovirus genome
Thumbi, D., Eveleigh, R., Lucarotti, C., Lapointe, R., Graham, R.I., Pavlik, L., Lauzon, H., Arif, B. 2011 In: Viruses. 3, p. 2301-2327. 27 p.
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Evaluation of entomopathogenic fungi as potential biological control agents of the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Darbro, J., Graham, R.I., Kay, B., Ryan, P., Thomas, M. 2011 In: Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21, 9, p. 1027-1047. 21 p.
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Detection of spotted fever group Rickettsia spp. from bird ticks in the U.K.
Graham, R.I., Mainwaring, M., du Feu, R. 2010 In: Medical and veterinary entomology. 24, 3, p. 340-343. 4 p.
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An intracellular symbiont and other microbiota associated with field-collected populations of sawflies (Hymenoptera:Symphyta).
Graham, R.I., Zahner, V., Lucarotti, C. 2008 In: Canadian journal of microbiology. 54, 9, p. 758-768. 11 p.
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Molecular characterisation of a cypovirus isolated from the western spruce budworm Choristoneura occidentalis
Graham, R.I., Morin, B., Lapointe, R., Nealis, V., Lucarotti, C. 2008 In: Archives of Virology. 153, 9, p. 1759-1763. 5 p.
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Sequence analysis of a reovirus isolated from the winter moth Operophtera brumata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its parasitoid Phobocampe tempestiva (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
Graham, R.I., Rao, S., Hails, R., Sait, S., Attoui, H., Mertens, P., Possee, R. 2008 In: Virus Research. 135, 1, p. 42-47. 6 p.
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Characterisation and sequence analysis of two novel cypoviruses isolated from the winter moth Operophtera brumata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Graham, R.I., Rao, S., Hails, R., Sait, S., Mertens, P., Possee, R. 2007 In: Virus Genes. 35, 2, p. 463-471. 9 p.
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Preliminary examination of gut bacteria from Neodiprion abietis (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae) larvae
Whittome, B., Graham, R.I., Levin, D. 2007 In: Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 138, p. 49-63.
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Production, application and field performance of Abietiv™, the balsam fir sawfly nucleopolyhedrovirus
Lucarotti, C., Morin, B., Graham, R.I., Lapointe, R. 2007 In: Virologica sinica. 22, 2, p. 163-172. 10 p.
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Detection and characterisation of three novel species of reovirus (Reoviridae), isolated from geographically separate populations of the winter moth Operophtera brumata on Orkney
Graham, R.I., Rao, S., Possee, R., Sait, S., Mertens, P., Hails, R. 2006 In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 91, 2, p. 79-87. 9 p.
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Genetically variable nucleopolyhedroviruses isolated from spatially separate populations of the winter moth Operophtera brumata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Orkney
Graham, R.I., Tyne, W., Possee, R., Sait, S., Hails, R. 2004 In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 87, 1, p. 29-38. 10 p.
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