Dr. Astrid T. Groot

   Department of Entomology
   Chemical Communication
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1570Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1502Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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1Hänniger, S., Dumas, P., Schöfl, G., Gebauer-Jung, S., Vogel, H., Unbehend, M., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2017). Genetic basis of allochronic differentiation in the fall armyworm. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17: 68. doi:10.1186/s12862-017-0911-5. [HEC363] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Junker, R. R., Kuppler, J., Amo, L., Blande, J. D., Borges, R. M., van Dam, N. M., Dicke, M., Dötterl, S., Ehlers, B. K., Etl, F., Gershenzon, J., Glinwood, R., Gols, R., Groot, A. T., Heil, M., Hoffmeister, M., Holopainen, J. K., Jarau, S., John, L., Kessler, A., Knudsen, J. T., Kost, C., Larue-Kontic, A.-A.-C., Leonhardt, S. D., Lucas-Barbosa, D., Majetic, C. J., Menzel, F., Parachnowitsch, A. L., Pasquet, R. S., Poelman, E. H., Raguso, R. A., Ruther, J., Schiestl, F. P., Schmitt, T., Tholl, D., Unsicker, S., Verhulst, N., Visser, M. E., Weldegergis, B. T., Köllner, T. G. (2017). Covariation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and eco-evolutionary implications. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.14505. [GER477] pubman
3Staudacher, H., Schimmel, B. C. J., Lamers, M. M., Wybouw, N., Groot, A. T., Kant, M. R. (2017). Independent effects of a herbivore's bacterial symbionts on its performance and induced plant defences. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(1): 182. doi:10.3390/ijms18010182. [HEC364] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Barthel, A., Vogel, H., Pauchet, Y., Pauls, G., Kunert, G., Groot, A. T., Boland, W., Heckel, D. G., Heidel-Fischer, H. M. (2016). Immune modulation enables a specialist insect to benefit from antibacterial withanolides in its host plant. Nature Communications, 7: 12530. doi:10.1038/ncomms12530. [HEC346] pubman
2De Bruijn, P. J. A., Egas, M., Sabelis, M. W., Groot, A. T. (2016). Context-dependent alarm signalling in an insect. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(3), 665-671. doi:10.1111/jeb.12813. [HEC352] pubman
3Groot, A. T., Dekker, T., Heckel, D. G. (2016). Genetic basis of pheromone evolution in moths. Annual Review of Entomology, 61, 99-117. doi:10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023638. [HEC314] pubman
4Groot, A. T., Unbehend, M., Hänniger, S., Juarez, M. L., Kost, S., Heckel, D. G. (2016). Evolution of Reproductive Isolation of Spodoptera frugiperda. In J. D. Allison, R. T. Cardé (Eds.), Pheromone communication in Moths: Evolution, Behavior, and Application (pp. 291-300). Oakland: Univ. of California press. [HEC359] pubman
5Hosseini, S. A., van Wijk, M., Ke, G., Goldansaz, S. H., Schal, C., Groot, A. T. (2016). Experimental evidence for chemical mate guarding in a moth. Scientific Reports, 6: 38567. doi:10.1038/srep38567. [HEC357] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
6Kost, S., Heckel, D. G., Yoshido, A., Marec, F., Groot, A. T. (2016). A Z-linked sterility locus causes sexual abstinence in hybrid females and facilitates speciation in Spodoptera frugiperda. Evolution, 70(6), 1418-1427. doi:10.1111/evo.12940. [HEC334] pubman
7Koutroumpa, F., Groot, A. T., Dekker, T., Heckel, D. G. (2016). Genetic mapping of male pheromone response in the European corn borer identifies candidate genes regulating neurogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(42), E6401-E6408. doi:10.1073/pnas.1610515113. [HEC348] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
8Lievers, R., Groot, A. T. (2016). Disposable Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-coated fused silica optical fibers for sampling pheromones of moths. PLoS One, 11(8): e0161138. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161138. [HEC345] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
9Staudacher, H., Kaltenpoth, M., Breeuwer, J. A. J., Menken, S. B. J., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2016). Variability of bacterial communities in the moth Heliothis virescens indicates transient association with the host. PLoS One, 11(5): e0154514. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154514. [HEC332] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Barthel, A., Staudacher, H., Schmaltz, A., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2015). Sex-specific consequences of an induced immune response on reproduction in a moth. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15: 282. doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0562-3. [HEC318] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Juarez, M. L., Ruiz, M. J., Fernandez, P. C., Goane, L., Villagran, M. E., Arce, O. E. A., Arminana, A., Paez Jerez, P. G., de la Vega, M. H., Vera, M. T., Groot, A. T. (2015). Communication interference in sympatrically occurring moth species. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 158, 25-33. doi:10.1111/eea.12374. [HEC353] pubman
3Schläger, S., Beran, F., Groot, A. T., Ulrichs, C., Veit, D., Paetz, C., Karumuru, B. R. M., Srinivasan, R., Schreiner, M., Mewis, I. (2015). Pheromone blend analysis and cross-attraction among populations of Maruca vitrata from Asia and West Africa. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41, 1155-1162. doi:10.1007/s10886-015-0653-z. [BER003] pubman
4Staudacher, H., Menken, S. B. J., Groot, A. T. (2015). Effects of immune challenge on the oviposition strategy of a noctuid moth. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(8), 1568-1577. doi:10.1111/jeb.12677. [HEC328] pubman
5van Geffen, K. G., Groot, A. T., van Grunsven, R. H. A., Donners, M., Berendse, F., Veenendaal, E. M. (2015). Artificial night lighting disrupts sex pheromone in a noctuid moth. Ecological Entomology, 40(4), 401-408. doi:10.1111/een.12202. [HEC329] pubman
1Barthel, A., Kopka, I., Vogel, H., Zipfel, P., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2014). Immune defence strategies of generalist and specialist insect herbivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281: 20140897. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0897. [HEC275] pubman
2Duménil, C., Judd, G. J. R., Bosch, D., Baldessari, M., Gemeno, C., Groot, A. T. (2014). Intraspecific variation in female sex pheromone of the codling moth Cydia pomonella. Insects, 5(4), 705-721. doi:10.3390/insects5040705. [HEC292] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
3Groot, A. T. (2014). Circadian rhythms of sexual activities in moths: a review. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 43. doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00043. [HEC288] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
4Groot, A. T., Schöfl, G., Inglis, O., Donnerhacke, S., Claßen, A., Schmaltz, A., Santangelo, R. G., Emerson, J., Gould, F., Schal, C., Heckel, D. G. (2014). Within-population variability in a moth sex pheromone blend: genetic basis and behavioural consequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281: 20133054. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3054. [HEC265] pubman
5Henniges-Janssen, K., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2014). Preference of diamondback moth larvae for novel and original host plant after host range expansion. Insects, 5(4), 793-804. doi:10.3390/insects5040793. [HEC293] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
6Juarez, M., Schöfl, G., Vera, M., Vilardi, J., Murua, M., Willink, E., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2014). Population structure of Spodoptera frugiperda maize and rice host forms in South America: are they host strains? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 152(3), 182-199. doi:10.1111/eea.12215. [HEC283] pubman
7Karpinski, A., Hänniger, S., Schöfl, G., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2014). Host plant specialization in the generalist moth Heliothis virescens and the role of egg imprinting. Evolutionary Ecology, 28, 1075-1093. doi:10.1007/s10682-014-9723-x. [HEC281] pubman
8Unbehend, M., Hänniger, S., Vásquez, G. M., Juárez, M. L., Reisig, D., McNeil, J. N., Meagher, R. L., Jenkins, D. A., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2014). Geographic variation in sexual attraction of Spodoptera frugiperda corn- and rice-strain males to pheromone lures. PLoS One, 9(2): e89255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089255. [HEC267] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
9Xu, J., Huigens, M. E., Orr, D., Groot, A. T. (2014). Differential response of Trichogramma wasps to extreme sex pheromone types of the noctuid moth Heliothis virescens. Ecological Entomology, 39(5), 627-636. doi:10.1111/een.12142. [HEC287] pubman
1Groot, A. T., Staudacher, H., Barthel, A., Inglis, O., Schöfl, G., Santangelo, R. G., Gebauer-Jung, S., Vogel, H., Emerson, J., Schal, C., Heckel, D. G., Gould, F. (2013). One quantitative trait locus for intra- and interspecific variation in a sex pheromone. Molecular Ecology, 22(4), 1065-1080. doi:10.1111/mec.12171. [HEC238] pubman
2Unbehend, M., Hänniger, S., Meagher, R. L., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2013). Pheromonal divergence between two strains of Spodoptera frugiperda. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 39, 364-376. doi:10.1007/s10886-013-0263-6. [HEC241] pubman
1Hagström, A. K., Liénard, M. A., Groot, A. T., Hedenström, E., Löfstedt, C. (2012). Semi–selective fatty acyl reductases from four heliothine moths influence the specific pheromone composition. PLoS One, 7(5): e37230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037230. [HEC221] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Juárez, M. L., Murúa, M. G., García, M. G., Ontivero, M., Vera, M. T., Vilardi, J. C., Groot, A. T., Castagnaro, A. P., Gastaminza, G., Willink, E. (2012). Host association of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) corn and rice strains in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Journal of Economic Entomology, 105(2), 573-582. doi:10.1603/EC11184. [HEC223] pubman
3Przybylowicz, T., Roessingh, P., Groot, A. T., Biesmeijer, K., Oostermeijer, G., Chittka, L., Gravendeel, B. (2012). Possible chemical mimicry of the European lady’s slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus). Contributions to Zoology, 81(2), 103-110. [HEC224] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Groot, A. T., Classen, A., Inglis, O., Blanco, C., Lopez, J. J., Teran Vargas, A., Schal, C., Heckel, D. G., Schoefl, G. (2011). Genetic differentiation across North America in the generalist moth Heliothis virescens and the specialist H. subflexa. Molecular Ecology, 20, 2676-2692. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05129.x. [HEC186] pubman
2Henniges-Janssen, K., Reineke, A., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2011). Complex inheritance of larval adaptation in Plutella xylostella to a novel host plant. Heredity, 107(5), 421-432. doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.27. [HEC184] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Henniges-Janssen, K., Schöfl, G., Reineke, A., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2011). Oviposition of diamondback moth in the presence and absence of a novel host plant. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 101, 99-105. [HEC155] pubman
4Schöfl, G., Dill, A., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2011). Allochronic separation vs. mate-choice: nonrandom patterns of mating between fall armyworm host-strains. American Naturalist, 177(4), 470-485. doi:10.1086/658904. [HEC175] pubman
5Terenius, O., Papanicolaou, A., Garbutt, J. S., Eleftherianos, I., Huvenne, H., Kanginakudru, S., Albrechtsen, M., An, C., Aymeric, J.-L., Barthel, A., Bebas, P., Bitram, K., Bravo, A., Chevalier, F., Collinge, D. P., Crava, C. M., de Maagd, R. A., Duvic, B., Erlandson, M., Faye, I., Felfoldi, G., Fujiwara, H., Futahashi, R., Gandhe, A. S., Gatehouse, H. S., Gatehouse, L. N., Giebultowicz, J. M., Gomez, I., Grimmelikhuijzen, C. J. P., Groot, A. T., Hauser, F., Heckel, D. G., Hegedus, D. D., Hrycaj, S., Huang, L., Hull, J., Iatrou, K., Iga, M., Kanost, M. R., Kotwica, J., Li, C., Li, J., Liu, J., Lundmark, M., Matsumoto, S., Meyering-Vos, M., Millichap, P. J., Monteiro, A., Mrinal, N., Niimi, T., Nowara, D., Ohnishi, A., Oostra, V., Ozaki, K., Papakonstantinou, M., Popadic, A., Rajam, M. V., Saenko, S., Simpson, R. M., Sobero, M., Strand, M. R., Tomita, S., Toprak, U., Wang, P., Wee, C. W., Whyard, S., Zhang, W., Nagaraju, J., ffrench-Constant, R. H., Herrero, S., Gordon, K., Swevers, L., Smagghe, G. (2011). RNA interference in Lepidoptera: An overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57, 231-245. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.11.006. [HEC177] pubman
1Blanco, C. A., Gould, F., Groot, A. T., Abel, C. A., Hernandez, G., Perera, O. P., Teran-Vargas, A. P. (2010). Offspring from sequential matings between Bacillus thuringiensis-resistant and Bacillus thuringiensis-susceptible Heliothis virescens moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(3), 861-868. [HEC172] pubman
2Gould, F., Estocka, M., Hillier, N. K., Powell, B., Groot, A. T., Ward, C. M., Emerson, J. L., Schal, C., Vickers, N. J. (2010). Sexual isolation of male moths explained by a single pheromone response QTL containing four receptor genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 8660-8665. doi:10.1073/pnas.0910945107. [HEC161] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Groot, A. T., Blanco, C. A., Claßen, A., Inglis, O., Santangelo, R. G., Lopez, J., Heckel, D. G., Schal, C. (2010). Variation in sexual communication of the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens. Southwestern Entomologist, 35(3), 367-372. doi:10.3958/059.035.0317. [HEC171] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
4Groot, A. T., Claßen, A., Staudacher, H., Schal, C., Heckel, D. G. (2010). Phenotypic plasticity in sexual communication signal of a noctuid moth. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 2731-2738. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02124.x. [HEC170] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
5Groot, A. T., Marr, M., Heckel, D. G., Schöfl, G. (2010). The roles and interactions of reproductive isolation mechanisms in fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains. Ecological Entomology, 35, 105-118. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01138.x. [HEC140] pubman
6Lassance, J. M., Groot, A. T., Liénard, M. A., Binu, A., Borgwardt, C., Andersson, F., Hedenström, E., Heckel, D. G., Löfstedt, C. (2010). Allelic variation in a fatty-acyl reductase gene causes divergence in moth sex pheromones. Nature, 466, 486-489. doi:10.1038/nature09058. [HEC164] pubman
7Olsson, S., Kesevan, S., Groot, A. T., Dekker, T., Heckel, D. G., Hansson, B. S. (2010). Ostrinia revisited: Evidence for sex linkage in European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) pheromone reception. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10: 285. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-285. [HAN100] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
8Vogel, H., Heidel, A. J., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2010). Transcriptome analysis of the sex pheromone gland of the noctuid moth Heliothis virescens. BMC Genomics, 11: 29. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-29. [HEC081] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Blanco, C. A., Andow, D. A., Abel, C. A., Sumerford, D. V., Hernandez, G., Lopez, J. D., Adams, L., Groot, A. T., Leonard, R., Parker, R., Payne, G., Pereira, O. P., Teran-Vargas, A. P., Azuara-Dominguez, A. (2009). Bacillus thuringiensis CryAc resistance frequency in Tobacco Budworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 102(1), 381-387. [HEC108] pubman
2Blanco, C. A., Rojas, M. G., Groot, A. T., Morales-Ramos, J., Abel, C. A. (2009). Size and chemical composition of Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) spermatophores. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 102(4), 629-637. [HEC122] pubman
3Gould, F., Groot, A. T., Vasquez, G. M., Schal, C. (2009). Sexual communication in Lepidoptera: a need for wedding genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. In M. Goldsmith, F. Marec (Eds.), Molecular biology and genetics of the Lepidoptera (pp. 169-194). Boca Raton: CRC Press. [HEC047] pubman
4Groot, A. T., Estock, M., Horovitz, J., Hamilton, J., Santangelo, R., Schal, C., Gould, F. (2009). QTL analysis of sex pheromone blend differences between two closely related moths: insights into divergence in biosynthetic pathways. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 39, 568-577. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.05.002. [HEC120] pubman
5Groot, A. T., Inglis, O., Bowdridge, S., Santangelo, R. G., Blanco, C., Lopez Jr, J., Teran-Vargas, A., Gould, F., Schal, C. (2009). Geographic and temporal variation in moth chemical communication. Evolution, 63, 1987-2003. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00702.x. [HEC119] pubman
6Schöfl, G., Heckel, D. G., Groot, A. T. (2009). Time-shifted reproductive behaviours among fall armyworm (Noctuidae: Spodoptera frugiperda) host strains: evidence for differing modes of inheritance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 1447-1459. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01759.x. [HEC118] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Blanco, C., Perera, O. P., Groot, A. T., Hernandez, G., Teran-Vargas, A. P. (2008). Paternity allocation in a mutant Heliothis virescens colony. The Southwestern Entomologist, 33(4), 253-263. doi:10.3958/0147-1724-33.4.253. [HEC107] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
2Groot, A. T., Marr, M., Schöfl, G., Lorenz, S., Svatos, A., Heckel, D. G. (2008). Host strain specific sex pheromone variation in Spodoptera frugiperda. Frontiers in Zoology, 5: 20. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-5-20. [HEC106] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman