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César Gemeno Marín

Associate Professor
University of Lleida
Department of Crop and Forest Sciences

+34 973 702531(Telephone)
+34 973 238264 (Fax)
cesar.gemeno@pvcf.udl.cat
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Office:Edifici Principal A, despatx 1.06.4

Academic background

BS Biology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1988
MSc, University of Kentucky, 1992
Ph.D. Entomology, University of Kentucky, 1997


Professional experience

· 1997 – 1999. Postdoc, University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology.
· 1999 – 2002. Postdoc, North Carolina State University, Department of Entomology.
· 05/2002 – 05/2007. Ramón y Cajal Researcher, Universitat de Lleida (UdL)
· 05/2007-11/2007. Researcher, UdL
· 11/2007-Present. Associated Professor, UdL

Research

· Insect behavior, chemical ecology and neuroethology. Tortricid fruit pests.

Publications

· Navarro-Roldán, M.A., Avilla, J., Bosch, D., Valls, J., and Gemeno, C. 2017. Comparative effect of three neurotoxic insecticides with different modes of action on adult males and females of three tortricid moth pests. Journal of Economic Entomology (in press).
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· Ammagarahalli, B., Chianella, L., Gomes, P., and Gemeno, C. 2017. Role of plant volatiles and hetero-specific pheromone components in the wind tunnel response of male Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to modified sex pheromone blends. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1-10.
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· Sans, A., Morán, M., Riba, M., Guerrero, Á., Roig, J., & Gemeno, C. 2016. Plant volatiles challenge inhibition by structural analogs of the sex pheromone in Lobesia botrana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). European Journal of Entomology, 113(1), 579-586.
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· Álvarez, G., Ammagarahalli, B., Hall, D.R., Pajares, J., and Gemeno, C. 2015. Smoke, pheromone, and kairomone olfactory receptor neurons in males and females of the pine sawyer Monochamus galloprovincialis (Olivier) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 82:46-55
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· Gemeno, C., Baldo, G., Rachele, N., Valls, J., Alomar, O., and Mazzoni, V. 2015. Substrate-borne vibrational signals in mating communication of Macrolophus bugs. Journal Insect Behavior 28:482-498
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· Ammagarahalli, B., and Gemeno, C. 2015. Interference of plant volatiles on pheromone receptor neurons of male Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 81:118-128
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· Knight, A.L., Barros-Parada, W., Bosch,D., Escudero-Colomar, L.A., Fuentes-Contreras, E., Hernández-Sánchez, J., Yung, C., Kim, Y., Kovanci, O.B., Levi, A., Lo, P., Molinari, F., Valls, J., and Gemeno, C. 2015. Similar worldwide patterns in the sex pheromone signal and response in the oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 105: 23-31 (doi: 10.1017/S0007485314000637)
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· Dumenil, C., Judd, G., Bosch, D., Baldessari, M., Gemeno, C., and Groot, A.T. 2014. Intraspecific variation in female sex pheromone of the codling moth Cydia pomonella. Insects 7:705-721
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· Ammagarahalli, B., and Gemeno, C. 2014. Response profile of pheromone receptor neurons in male Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 71: 128-16 (doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.10.011)
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· Guerrieri, F., Gemeno, C., Monsempes, C., Anton, S., Jacquin-Joly, E., Lucas, P., and Devaud, J.-M. 2012. Experience-dependent modulation of antennal sensitivity and input to antennal lobes in male moths pre-exposed to sex pheromone. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 2334-2341
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· Gemeno, C., Laserna, N., Riba, M., Castañé, C., and Alomar, O. 2012. Cuticular hydrocarbons discriminate isomorphic Macrolophus species. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102: 624-631
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· Eliyahu, D., Nojima, S., Santangelo, R.G., Carpenter, S., Webster, F. X., Kiemlec, D.J., Gemeno, C., Leal, W.S., and Schal, C. 2012. Unusual macrocyclic lactone sex pheromone of Parcoblatta lata, a primary food source of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: E490-E496
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· Varela, N., Avilla, J., Anton, S., and Gemeno, C. 2011. Synergism of pheromone and host-plant volatile blends in the attraction of Cydia molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) males. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 141: 114-122
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· Barrozo, R.B., Jarriault, D., Deisig, N., Gemeno, C., Monsempes, C., Lucas, P., Gadenne, C., and Anton, S. 2011. Mating-induced differential coding of plant odour and sex pheromone in a male moth. European Journal of Neuroscience 33: 1841-1850.
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· Gemeno, C., Williams, G., and Schal, C. 2011. Effect of shelter on reproduction, growth and longevity of Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). European Journal of Entomology 108: 205-210
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· Varela, N., Avilla, J., Gemeno, C., and Anton, S. 2011. Ordinary glomeruli process sex pheromone and host plant volatiles in the antennal lobe of males and females in the tortricid moth Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 214:637-645.
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· Varela, N., Couton, L., Gemeno, C., Avilla, J., Rospars, J.-P., and Anton, S. 2009. Three-dimensional antennal lobe atlas of the oriental fruit moth, Cydia molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): comparison of male and female glomerular organization. Cell Tissue Research 337: 513-526.
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· Ibeas, F., Gemeno, C., and Pajares, J. 2009. Female recognition and sexual dimorphism of cuticular hydrocarbons in the pine sawyer, Monochamus galloprovincialis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102: 317-325
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· Casado, D., Gemeno, C., Riba, M., and Avilla, J. 2008. Diel variation of walnut tree volatiles and electrophysiological responses in Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Pest Management Science 64: 736-747
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· Castañé, C., Alomar, O., Riudavets, J., and Gemeno, C. 2007. Reproductive biology of the predator Macrolophus caliginosus: effect of age on sexual maturation and mating. Biological Control 43: 278-286
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· Gemeno, C., Alomar, O., Riudavets, J., and Castañe, C. 2007. Mating periodicity and post-mating refractory period in the zoophytophagous plant bug Macrolophus caliginosus (Heteroptera: Miridae). European Journal of Entomology 104: 715-720
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· Eizaguirre, M., Albajes, R., López, C., Sans, A., and Gemeno, C. 2007. Inhibition of pheromone response in Sesamia nonagrioides by the pheromone of the sympatric corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis. Pest Management Science 63: 608-614
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· Gemeno, C. and Claramunt, J. 2006. Sexual approach in the praying mantid Mantis religiosa (L.). J. Insect Behavior 19: 731-740
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· Medina, V., M. S. Pinner, I. D. Bedford, M. A. Achon, C. Gemeno, and P. G. Markham. 2006. Immunolocalization of Tomato yellow leaf curl Sardinia virus in natural host plants and its vector Bemisia tabaci. European Journal of Plnat Pathology 88: 297-306
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· Gemeno, C., Sans, A., López, C., Albajes, R., and Eizaguirre., M. 2006. Pheromone antagonism in the European corn borer moth Ostrinia nubilalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 1071-1084
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· Casado, D., Gemeno, C., Avilla, J., and Riba, M. 2006. Day-Night and phenological variation of apple tree volatiles and electroantennogram responses in Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Environmental Entomology 35: 258-267
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· Sheck, A., Groot, A. T., Ward, C. M., Gemeno, C., Wang, J., Brownie, C., Schal, C., and Gould, F. 2006. Genetics of sex pheromone blend differences between Heliothis virescens and Heliothis subflexa: a chromosome mapping approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:600-617
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· Groot A., Gemeno, C., Brownie, C. Gould, F., and Schal, C. 2005. Male and female responses in Heliothis virescens and H. subflexa to conspecific and heterospecific sex pheromone compounds. Environmental Entomology 34:256-263.
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· Gemeno, C., Claramunt, J., and Dasca, J. 2005. Nocturnal sex pheromone release in mantids. Journal of Insect Behavior 18:389-403.
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· Gemeno, C., and Schal, C. 2004. Sex pheromones of cockroaches, in, R. T. Cardé and J. Millar (eds.) Advances in Insect Chemical Ecology. Chapter 6, pp. 179-247, Cambridge University Press, New York.
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· Gemeno, C. G., Zurek, L., and Schal, C. 2004. Control of Herpomyces spp. (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales) infection in the wood cockroach, Parcoblatta lata (Dictyoptera: Blattodea: Blattellidae), with benomyl. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 85:132-135.
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· Gemeno, C., Leal, W. S., Mori, K., and Schal, C. 2003. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of the brownbanded cockroach, Supella longipalpa, to stereoisomers of its sex pheromone, supellapyrone. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29: 1797-1811.
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· Trexler, J. D., Apperson, C. S., Zurek L., Gemeno, C., Schal C., Kaufman, M., Walker, E., Watson, D. W., and Wallace, L. 2003. Role of bacteria in mediating the oviposition responses of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 40: 841-848.
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· Trexler, J. D., Apperson, C. S., Gemeno, C., Perich, M. J., Carlson, D., and Schal, C. 2003. Field and laboratory evaluations of potential oviposition attractants for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 19: 228-234.
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· Gemeno, C., Snook, K., Benda, N., and Schal, C. 2003. Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence for volatile sex pheromones in Parcoblatta wood cockroaches. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29: 37-54.
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· Gemeno, C., O´Hara, J. E., and Strazanac, J. S. 2002. First record of parasitism of cockroaches (Blattodea: Blattellidae) by Anisia optata (Diptera: Tachinidae. Entomological News 113: 303-305.
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· Haynes, K. F., Gemeno, C., Yeargan, K. V., Millar, J. G., and Johnson, K. M. 2002. Aggressive chemical mimicry of moth pheromones by a bolas spider: how does this specialist predator attract more than one species of prey? Chemoecology 12: 99-105.
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· Gemeno, C., Moore, A. J., Preziosi, R. F., and Haynes, K. F. 2001. Quantitative genetics of signal evolution: a comparison of the pheromonal signal in two populations of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Behavior Genetics 31: 157-165.
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· Haynes, K. F., Yeargan, K. V., and Gemeno, C. 2001. Detection of prey by a spider that aggressively mimics pheromone blends. Journal of Insect Behavior 14: 535-544.
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· Gemeno, C., and Haynes, K. F. 2001. Impact of photoperiod on the sexual behavior of the black cutworm moth (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Environmental Entomology 30: 189-195.
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· Gemeno, C., Lutfallah, A. F., and Haynes, K. F. 2000. Pheromone blend variation and cross-attraction among populations of the black cutworm moth (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 1322-1325.
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· Gemeno, C., Yeargan, K. V., and Haynes, K. F. 2000. Aggressive chemical mimicry by the bolas spider Mastophora hutchinsoni: identification and quantification of a major prey´s sex pheromone components in the spider´s volatile emissions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26: 1235-1243.
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· Gemeno, C., and Haynes, K. F. 2000. Periodical and age-related variation in chemical communication system of black cutworm moth, Agrotis ipsilon. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26: 329-342.
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· Gemeno, C., and Haynes, K. F. 1998. Chemical and behavioral evidence for a third pheromone component in a North American population of the black cutworm moth, Agrotis ipsilon. Journal of Chemical Ecology 24: 999-1011







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