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Adelina A. Barrion

Outstanding Young Scientists (1990)

Expertise: Biology, Entomology, Genetics

Dr. Adelina Barrion is recognized for her significant contribution to biocontrol of major insect pests of agricultural crops. Her most important researches include the biology and systematics of Philippine spiders, genetics of resistance to pesticides in red spider mites, cytogenetics of planthoppers and leafhoppers in the Philippines, biotypes of agricultural crop pests and biology, seasonal fluctuation and genetics of psyllids infesting ipil-ipil. Her studies revealed the significant roles of spiders as predators regulating the geometric increase of various insect pest species in different ecosystems.

Affiliation

Head, Genetics & Molecular Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB, College, Laguna

Association

    • CAS Alumni Association, Treasurer
    • Association of Filipino Women Professional and Business Women, Asst. Treasurer
    • UPLB Community Chest, Member
    • Philippine Association of Entomologist, Auditor
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Secretary
    • Varron's Foundation, Inc., Member
    • Outstanding Young Scientist, Inc,, Member
    • Philippine Society for the Advancement of Genetics, Member (Auditor)
    • Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Member
    • Association of Editors and Publication Staff of UPLB, Member
    • Philippine National Science Society, Associate Member and Regular Member
    • Society for the Advancement of Research (SAR), Fellow Member
    • 3rd World Organization for Women in Science (c/o TWAS), Member
    • Cell Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Society, Inc., Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society in Agriculture, Member
    • Kilusan ng mga Siyentipikong Pilipino, Member
    • Association of University Women, Member
    • Philippine Association for Advancement of Science (PHILAS), Member
    • Pest Control Council of the Philippines (PCCP), Member
    • Philippine Association of Entomologists, Member
    • Philippine Association of Biology Teachers (BIOTA), Member
    • Phi Sigma Honor Society, Member
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member
    • UP Entomological Society, Member
    • UP Varrons, Ltd., Alumnus

Employment

    • Museum of Natural History, Curator, 1999 - 2000
    • UP Open University, Faculty-in-Charge, 1990 - 1999
    • Environmental Science Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Graduate Faculty, 1998 - 1999
    • Environmental Science Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Head, 1999
    • Entomological Museum, Museum of Natural History, UPLB, Curator, 1993 - 1996
    • CAS-UPLB, Associate Professor III, 1993
    • CAS_UPLB, Assistant Professor VII, 1992
    • Entomological Museum, Museum of Natural History, UPLB, Curator, 1991 - 1992
    • IBS-UPLB, Head, Genetics Laboratory, 1990 - 1991
    • Entomological Museum Museum of Natural History, UPLB, Curator, 1989
    • IBS,CAS-UPLB, Head, Genetics Laboratory, 1989 - 1990
    • CAS-UPLB, Assistant Professor IV, 1988
    • CAS-UPLB, Assistant Professor III, 1988
    • UPLB, UPLB Graduate Faculty, 1987

Award

    • Appreciation Award, Institute of Plant Breeding, Feb 8 1999
    • Uichanco Awardee (Outstanding Entomologist), Philippine Association of Entomologist, May 23 1997
    • NAST Outstanding Research Paper, NAST, Jul 17 1996
    • Outstanding Teacher in Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Mar 3 1994
    • CAS Outstanding Alumnus, UPLB Alumni Association, 1992
    • Outstanding Model Lady Educator and Public Servant of the Year, Media Exponent of the Philippine Unity and Progress, Inc., Nov 15 1992
    • SEARCA Professional Chair Holder in Genetics, SEARCA, Jan. 1990-Dec. 1991
    • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Insects Genetics), NAST-DOST, Jul 11 1990
    • Outstanding Biologist, Philobioscientia, Feb 22 1990
    • Best Paper Award (Entomology), Pest Contro Council of the Philippines, May 12 1989
    • Outstanding Researcher, UP College of Arts and Sciences' UPLB, Nov 23 1988
    • Outstanding Researcher, Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS), Nov 13 1988
    • Golden Leadership Award, Humanitarian Center of the Philippines, Dec 13 1987
    • Luisito Cuy Memorial Award, Luisito S. Cuy Foundation, 1987
    • Kalayaan Award, International Public Assistance Civic Organization, 1987
    • Best Paper Award (Entomology), Pest Control Council of the Philippines, 1985
    • IRRI Fellowship, IRRI, 1981-1985
    • IPB Fellowship, CA-UPLB, 1969-1978
    • UP Undergraduate Fellowship, UPLB, 1969-1974

Research

    • Cytogenetics of Cyperus Rotundus L. from Upland and Lowland Areas in the Philippines [On-going]
    • Electrophoresis of golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculate [On-going]
    • Spiders of Mount Makiling [On-going]
    • Morphometrics and Cytogenetics of fruit fly bactrocera philippinensis drew and handcock [Completed]
    • Egg chromosomes of subterranean termites Hospitallitermes luzonensis oshima (Isoptera: Termitidae) [Completed]
    • Cytogenetics of Philippine Termites [On-going]
    • Genetic variations of Philippine Mallard Ducks [On-going]
    • Diversity of Philippine Spiders [On-going]
    • Systematic and genetics of corn spiders [On-going]
    • Cytogenetics of major plantohopper pest of corn [On-going]
    • Cytogenetics of Fruit and Shoot Borer Pest of Eggplant [Ongoing]
    • Genetic Varions Between and Among Populations of Rice Black Bugs in the Philippines [Ongoing]
    • Systematics and Genetics of Populations of Spiders in the IBS,CAS,UPLB [Ongoing]

Education

    • UP College of Agriculture, Los Baños, Laguna, B.S. Entomology, 1974
    • UP Graduate School, Los Baños, Laguna, MS in Genetics Entomology, 1978
    • UP Graduate School, Los Baños, Laguna, PhD. in Genetics (Entomology), 1985

Publication

    • Barrion, A. A., (2002) Notes on the occurrence of corn borer in the Philippines.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 5, No. (4):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1982) A technique for the preparation of brown planthopper chromosomes.
    • International Rice Research Newsletter Volume 7, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1982) Cytogenic variations in brown planthopper chromosomes.
    • International Rice Research Newsletter Volume 7, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1983) Some jumping spiders (Aranea: Salticidae) of Mount Makiling.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 6, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1981) Spider prey of Mud-darber Wasp Sceliphron madraspatanum conspicullatum (Costa) (Hymenoptera: Schecidae)
    • Philippine Journal of Biology Volume 10
    • Barrion, A. A., (1982) Cytogenetics of carbaryl-resistant and susceptible red spider mite, Tetranychus kansawai Kishida (Acarina: Tetranychidae).
    • Philippine Journal of Biology (Kalikasan) Volume 11
    • Barrion, A. A., (1997) Effects of neem-based formulations on brown planthopper Niloparvata lugens(stal)and whitebacked planthopper Sogatella furcifera (Horvath)
    • Mindanao Forum Volume 12(2)
    • Barrion, A. A., (1997) Genetic variability in populations of the giant toad Bufo marinus Linn.
    • Mindanao Forum Volume 12, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1998) Evaluation of youth research apprenticeship program
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 81, No. 3-4
    • Barrion, A. A., (1997) Genetic control of the corn earworm Helicverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera : Nuctuidae): Gamma Ray Induction of Translocations.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 11, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1982) New record on Philippine spiny-bellied orb-weavers (Aranea: Araneidae)
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 65, No. (4):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1982) Interspecific hybridization between Nilaparvata lugens (Stal) and Nilaparvata bakeri (Muir) collected from Leersia hexandra Swartz.
    • International Rice Research Newsletter Volume 8, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1997) Morphometrics of populations of green leafhoppers, Nephotettix virescens (Distant) in the Philippines.
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 6, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1997) Distance education in Science and Mathematics for school teachers.
    • Science Education Volume 1
    • Barrion, A. A., (1996) Meiotic features of the male green leafhoppers Nephotettix virescens (Distant)
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 10, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1995) Karyomorphology of Giant toad, Bufo marinus Linn.
    • Research Briefs Volume 1, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1995) Comparative karyomorphology in populations of Giant toad (Bufo marinus Linn.) in the Philippines.
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 4, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1995) Electrophoretic variability in blood proteins in populations of Giant toad, Bufo marinus Linn. in the Philippines.
    • Molecular Approaches in Biology Volume 1
    • Barrion, A. A., (1995) Plant regeneration from protoplasts of three indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars.
    • Journal of Genetics and Breed Volume 48
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Variability in two species of rice leafhoppers from the Philippines.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Genetic differentiation in local populations of the rice green leafhopper, Nephotettix virescens (Distant).
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Cytological and allozyme variation in the green leafhopper, Nephotettix virescens (Distant) adapted to rices with different GHL genes for resistance.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Karyotype of the egg chromosomes of an Orb-weaver, Argiope luzona (Walck) (Aranea: Araneidae).
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Genetic variations in different populations of Philippine carabao (Bubalus bubalis l.)
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 77, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Plant regeneration protoplast of three Indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars.
    • Journal of Genetics and Breed Volume 48
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Spermatogenesis of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fab.
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 3, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1994) Karyomorphology of the sweet potato weevil, Cyclas formicarius Fab., collected from resistance & susceptible cultivars of sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas L.
    • Philippine Agriculturist
    • Barrion, A. A., (1993) Cells and chromosomes of the sweet potato weevil, Cyclas formicarus Fab. sampled from Laguna and Ilocos Norte
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1993) Comparative karyomorphology of two Neoscona species (Araneae: Araneidae).
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 9, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1993) Cytogenetics of the water strider, Rheumatogonus luzonicus (Kirkaldy).
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 8, No. (6):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1992) Chromosomes of the sweet potato weevil, Cyclas formcarius Fab. (Coleoptera: Curcilionidae)
    • CIP Region VII Series , No. (90-14):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1992) Morphometric variation of populations of the Sentinel (Mar)
    • Korean Journal of Applied Entomology
    • Barrion, A. A., (1991) Spiders of white potato (Solanum tuberrosum L.) in the Lowland.
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 73, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1991) Karyomorphology of Chichirica, Catharanthus roseus (L.) Don.
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 12, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1991) Karyotype analysis of sabila, Aloe barbadensis Mill (Liliales: Liliaceae)
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 74, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1991) Allozyme variation in biotypes of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal) in the Philippines
    • Biochemical Genetics Volume 93, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1990) Genetics of resistance of methyl-parathion in red spider mite, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida.
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 10
    • Barrion, A. A., (1990) A preliminary survey on insect pests of ipil-ipil.
    • IPB Annual Report Volume 2
    • Barrion, A. A., (1990) Spider fauna of the white potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
    • Agroecosystems Volume 73, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1990) Allozyme variation in local populations of the Brown Planthopper Nilaparva lugens (Stal) in the Philippines.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 74, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1990) Morphology & reproduction of yeast-like symbionts of white-backed planthopper, Sogatella furcifera (Horvath) (Homoptera: Delphacidae)
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 8, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A.A., (1989) Morphometric comparison of stridulating organs of brown planthopper (BPH) infesting rice 7 Leersa grass.
    • International Rice Research Newsletter Volume 14, No. (4):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1989) M-phase in eggs of N. virescens (Distant)
    • International Rice Research Newsletter Volume 14, No. (4):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1989) Morphology & cytology of the Lynx spider Oxyopes javanus Thorell
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 118, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1989) Seasonal fluctuations and meiotic indices of psyllids (Heteropsylla cubana Crawford) in Giant & native (Lam De Wit) in the Philippines.
    • Leucaena Research Report Volume 4, No. (3):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1989) Morphology, life history and somatic chromosomes of Drosophila immigrans Sturtevant in the Philippines.
    • Philippine Entomology Volume 8, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A. A., (1989) Cytological techniques in insects
    • Biology Education
    • Barrion, A. A., (1988) Cytological techniques in insects
    • IBS-CAS- UPLB
    • Cruz, R.P. Baltazar, A.M. Barrion, A.A., (2001) Cytogenics of local populations of purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.) in the Philippines.
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 84, No. (1):
    • Barrion, A., (1998) Gamma ray induction of translocation in the corn earworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner, (Lepidoptera: ocvidae)
    • Philippine Entomologist Volume 11, No. (2):
    • Barrion, A.L.A. Barrion, A.A. Barrion, A.T., (2001) Diversity of Philippine derby spiders Neoscona species (Araneidae, Aranea)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology Volume 23
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Preliminary Cytogenetic Characterization of the Golden Birdwing, Troides Rhadamantis (Lucas) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion, A. A.,, (2009) Modularity and Integration in the Forewing of the Philippine Rice Blac Bug (Scotinophara Spp. Stal, Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1