Dr. Christian Kost

   Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
   Experimental Ecology and Evolution
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1212Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1202Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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in press
1D'Souza, G., Waschina, S., Kaleta, C., Kost, C. (in press). Plasticity and epistasis strongly affect bacterial fitness after losing multiple metabolic genes. Evolution. [KOS012] pubman
2Hölscher, T., Kost, C., Kovács, Á. T. (in press). Einblicke in das Sozialleben von Mikroben. Biospektrum. [KOS011] pubman
1Pande, S., Shitut, S., Freund, L., Westermann, M., Bertels, F., Colesie, C., Bischofs, I. B., Kost, C. (2015). Metabolic cross-feeding via intercellular nanotubes among bacteria. Nature Communications, 6: 6238. doi:10.1038/ncomms7238. [KOS010] pubman
2Schmidt, R., Waschina, S., Boettger-Schmidt, D., Kost, C., Kaleta, C. (2015). Computing autocatalytic sets to unravel inconsistencies in metabolic network reconstructions. Bioinformatics, 31(3), 373-381. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu658. [KOS009] pubman
1D'Souza, G., Waschina, S., Pande, S., Bohl, K., Kaleta, C., Kost, C. (2014). Less is more: Selective advantages can explain the prevalent loss of biosynthetic genes in bacteria. Evolution, 68(9), 2559-2570. doi:10.1111/evo.12468. [KOS007] pubman
2Pande, S., Merker, H., Bohl, K., Reichelt, M., Schuster, S., de Figueiredo, L. F., Kaleta, C., Kost, C. (2014). Fitness and stability of obligate cross-feeding interactions that emerge upon gene loss in bacteria. The ISME Journal, 8, 953-962. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.211. [KOS006] pubman
3Thiele, T., Kost, C., Roces, F., Wirth, R. (2014). Foraging leaf-cutting ants learn to reject Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera plants that emit herbivore-induced volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 40(6), 617-629. doi:10.1007/s10886-014-0460-y. [KOS008] pubman
1Bertels, F., Merker, H., Kost, C. (2012). Design and characterization of auxotrophy-based amino acid biosensors. PLoS One, 7(7): e41349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041349. [KOS001] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Radhika, V., Kost, C., Bonaventure, G., David, A., Boland, W. (2012). Volatile emission in bracken fern is induced by jasmonates but not by Spodoptera littoralis or Strongylogaster multifasciata herbivory. PLoS One, 7(11): e48050. [BOL536] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
3Sudakaran, S., Salem, H., Kost, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (2012). Geographical and ecological stability of the symbiotic mid-gut microbiota in European firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae). Molecular Ecology, 21(24), 6134-6151. doi:10.1111/mec.12027. [KAL029] pubman
1Kost, C., Tremmel, M., Wirth, R. (2011). Do leaf cutting ants cut undetected? Testing the effect of ant-induced plant defences on foraging decisions in Atta colombica. PLoS One, 6(7), e22340. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022340. [KOS005] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Rainey, P. B., Beaumont, H. J. E., Ferguson, G. C., Gallie, J., Kost, C., Libby, E., Zhang, X.-X. (2011). The evolutionary emergence of stochastic phenotype switching in bacteria. Microbial Cell Factories, 10: S14. doi:10.1186/1475-2859-10-S1-S14. [EXT318] pubman
1Bohl, K., de Figueiredo, L. F., Hädicke, O., Klamt, S., Kost, C., Schuster, S., Kaleta, C. (2010). CASOP GS: Computing intervention strategies targeted at production improvement in genome-scale metabolic networks. In D. Schomburg, A. Grote (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th German Conference on Bioinformatics (pp. 71-80). Bonn: Gesellschaft f. Informatik. [KOS002] pubman
2Radhika, V., Kost, C., Boland, W., Heil, M. (2010). The role of jasmonates in floral nectar secretion. PLoS ONE, 5(2): e9265. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009265. [BOL094] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
3Radhika, V., Kost, C., Boland, W., Heil, M. (2010). Towards elucidating the differential regulation of floral and extrafloral nectar secretion. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 5, 924-926. doi:10.4161/psb.5.7.12134. [BOL280] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
4Radhika, V., Kost, C., Mithöfer, A., Boland, W. (2010). Regulation of extrafloral nectar secretion by jasmonates in lima bean is light dependent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 17228-17233. doi:10.1073/pnas.1009007107. [BOL030] pubman
1Beaumont, H. J., Gallie, J., Kost, C., Ferguson, G. C., Rainey, P. B. (2009). Experimental evolution of bet hedging. Nature, 462, 90-93. doi:10.1038/nature08504. [EXT317] pubman
1Kost, C. (2008). Chemical Communication. In S. E. Jorgensen, B. D. Fath (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ecology (pp. 557-575). Oxford: Elsevier. [KOS003] pubman
2Kost, C., Heil, M. (2008). The defensive role of volatile emission and extrafloral nectar secretion for lima bean in nature. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 34(1), 2-13. [BOL437] pubman
3Radhika, V., Kost, C., Bartram, S., Heil, M., Boland, W. (2008). Testing the optimal defence hypothesis for two indirect defences: extrafloral nectar and volatile organic compounds. Planta, 228(3), 449-457. [BOL454] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Kost, C., Lakatos, T., Böttcher, I., Arendholz, W.-R., Redenbach, M., Wirth, R. (2007). Non-specific association between filamentous bacteria and fungus-growing ants. Naturwissenschaften, 94, 821-828. doi:10.1007/s00114-007-0262-y. [KOS004] pubman
2Mekem Sonwa, M., Kost, C., Biedermann, A., Wegener, R., Schulz, S., Boland, W. (2007). Dehydrogenation of ocimene by active carbon: artefact formation during headspace sampling from leaves of Phaseolus lunatus. Arkivoc, 2007(3), 164-172. [BOL420] pubman
1Heil, M., Kost, C. (2006). Priming of indirect defences. Ecology Letters, 9(7), 813-817. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00932.x. [BOL386] pubman
2Kost, C., Heil, M. (2006). Herbivore-induced plant volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants. Journal of Ecology, 94(3), 619-628. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2006.01120.x. [BOL400] pubman
3Leal, I. R., Fischer, E., Kost, C., Tabarelli, M., Wirth, R. (2006). Ant protection against herbivores and nectar thieves in Passiflora coccinea flowers. Ecoscience, 13(4), 431-438. [BOL399] pubman
4Schulze, B., Kost, C., Arimura, G., Boland, W. (2006). Duftstoffe: Die Sprache der Pflanzen – Signalrezeption, Biosynthese und Ökologie. Chemie in unserer Zeit, 40, 366-377. doi:10.1002/ciuz.200600387. [BOL395] pubman
1Arimura, G., Kost, C., Boland, W. (2005). Herbivore-induced, indirect plant defense. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1734, 91-111. doi:10.1016/j.bbalip.2005.03.001. [BOL210] pubman
2Kost, C., Heil, M. (2005). Increased availability of extrafloral nectar reduces herbivory in Lima bean plants (Phaseolus lunatus., Fabaceae). Basic and Applied Ecology, 6(3), 237-248. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2004.11.002. [BOL222] pubman
3Kost, C., Oliveira, E. G., Knoch, T. A., Wirth, R. (2005). Spatio-temporal permanence and plasticity of foraging trail systems in young and mature leaf-cutting ant colonies (Atta spp.). Journal of Tropical Ecology, 21, 677-688. doi:10.1017/S0266467405002592. [BOL388] pubman