Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth

   Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis
 Phone:-Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:-Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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1Berasategui, A., Axelsson, K., Nordlander, G., Schmidt, A., Borg-Karlson, A.-K., Gershenzon, J., Terenius, O., Kaltenpoth, M. (2016). The gut microbiota of the pine weevil is similar across Europe and resembles that of other conifer-feeding beetles. Molecular Ecology, 25(16), 4014-4031. doi:10.1111/mec.13702. [GER441] pubman
2Berasategui, A., Shukla, S., Salem, H., Kaltenpoth, M. (2016). Potential applications of insect symbionts in biotechnology. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(4), 1567-1577. doi:10.1007/s00253-015-7186-9. [KAL065] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Dohet, L., Gregoire, J.-C., Berasategui, A., Kaltenpoth, M., Biedermann, P. (2016). Bacterial and fungal symbionts of parasitic Dendroctonus bark beetles. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(9). doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw129. [KAL069] pubman
4Kaltenpoth, M. (2016). Symbiotic Streptomyces provide antifungal defense in solitary wasps. In C. J. Hurst (Ed.), The Mechanistic Benefits of Microbial Symbionts (pp. 207-238). Heidelberg: Springer. [KAL073] pubman
5Kaltenpoth, M., Strupat, K., Svatoš, A. (2016). Linking metabolite production to taxonomic identity in environmental samples by (MA)LDI-FISH. The ISME Journal, 10(2), 527-531. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.122. [MS171] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
6Klein, A., Schrader, L., Gil, R., Manzano-Marín, A., Flórez Patino, L. V., Wheeler, D., Werren, J. H., Latorre, A., Heinze, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Moya, A., Oettler, J. (2016). A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. The ISME Journal, 10(2), 376-388. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.119. [KAL066] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
7Onchuru, T. O., Ajamma, Y. U., Burugu, M., Kaltenpoth, M., Masiga, D. K., Villinger, J. (2016). Chemical parameters and bacterial communities associated with larval habitats of Anopheles, Culex and Aedes mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in western Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 36(3), 146-160. doi:10.1017/S1742758416000096. [KAL068] pubman
8Staudacher, 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
1Flórez Patino, L. V., Biedermann, P., Engl, T., Kaltenpoth, M. (2015). Defensive symbioses of animals with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Natural Product Reports, 32(7), 904-936. doi:10.1039/C5NP00010F. [KAL061] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Roeser-Mueller, K., Stubblefield, J., Seger, J., Strohm, E. (2015). Biogeography of a defensive symbiosis. Communicative & integrative biology, 7(6): e993265. doi:10.4161/19420889.2014.993265. [KAL055] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Salem, H., Flórez Patino, L. V., Gerardo, N., Kaltenpoth, M. (2015). An out-of-body experience: the extracellular dimension for the transmission of mutualistic bacteria in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282: 20142957. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2957. [KAL058] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
4Salem, H., Onchuru, T. O., Bauer, E., Kaltenpoth, M. (2015). Symbiont transmission entails the risk of parasite infection. Biology Letters, 11(12): 20150840. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2015.0840. [KAL064] pubman
5Sudakaran, S., Retz, F., Kikuchi, Y., Kost, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (2015). Evolutionary transition in symbiotic syndromes enabled diversification of phytophagous insects on an imbalanced diet. ISME JOURNAL, 9(12), 2587-2604. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.75. [KAL060] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
6Weiss, K., Strohm, E., Kaltenpoth, M., Herzner, G. (2015). Comparative morphology of the postpharyngeal gland in the Philanthinae (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) and the evolution of an antimicrobial brood protection mechanism. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15: 291. doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0565-0. [KAL067] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Bauer, E., Salem, H., Marz, M., Vogel, H., Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Transcriptomic immune response of the cotton stainer Dysdercus fasciatus to experimental elimination of vitamin-supplementing intestinal symbionts. PLoS One, 9(12): e114865. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114865. [KAL056] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Biedermann, P., Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). New synthesis: The chemistry of partner choice in insect-microbe mutualisms (commentary). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 40, 99-99. doi:10.1007/s10886-014-0382-8. [KAL043] pubman
3Gonzalez-Teuber, M., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W. (2014). Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf ­pathogens. New Phytologist, 202, 640-650. doi:10.1111/nph.12664. [BOL586] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
4Heuskin, S., Vanderplanck, M., Bacquet, P., Holveck, M.-J., Kaltenpoth, M., Engl, T., Pels, C., Taverne, C., Lognay, G., Nieberding, C. (2014). The composition of cuticular compounds indicates body parts, sex and age in the model butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 37. doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00037. [KAL050] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
5Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Vitamin-produzierende Symbionten in Feuerwanzen. Biospektrum, 20(2), 144-147. doi:10.1007/s12268-014-0418-1. [KAL072] pubman
6Kaltenpoth, M., Engl, T. (2014). Defensive microbial symbionts in Hymenoptera. Functional Ecology, 28, 315-327. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12089. [KAL036] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
7Kaltenpoth, M., Roeser-Mueller, K., Köhler, S., Peterson, A., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Stubblefield, J. W., Herzner, G., Seger, J., Strohm, E. (2014). Partner choice and fidelity stabilize coevolution in a Cretaceous-age defensive symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(17), 6359-6364. doi:10.1073/pnas.1400457111. [KAL046] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
8Kaltenpoth, M., Steiger, S. (2014). Unearthing carrion beetles’ microbiome: characterization of bacterial and fungal hindgut communities across the Silphidae. Molecular Ecology, 23, 1251-1267. doi:10.1111/mec.12469. [KAL040] pubman
9Leonhardt, S. D., Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Microbial communities of three sympatric australian stingless bee species. PLoS One, 9(8): e105718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105718. [KAL051] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
10Menzel, F., Orivel, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Schmitt, T. (2014). What makes you a potential partner? Insights from convergently evolved ant-ant symbioses. Chemoecology, 24, 105-119. doi:10.1007/s00049-014-0149-2. [KAL045] pubman
11Nechitaylo, T. Y., Westermann, M., Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Cultivation reveals physiological diversity among defensive ‘Streptomyces philanthi’ symbionts of beewolf digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). BMC Microbiology, 14: 202. doi:10.1186/s12866-014-0202-x. [KAL049] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
12Salem, H., Bauer, E., Strauss, A. S., Vogel, H., Marz, M., Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Vitamin supplementation by gut symbionts ensures metabolic homeostasis in an insect host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1796): 20141838. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1838. [KAL052] pubman
1Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Poettinger, T., Weiss, K., Koedam, D., Kroiss, J., Strohm, E. (2013). Morphology, chemistry and function of the postpharyngeal gland in the South American digger wasps Trachypus boharti and Trachypus elongatus. PLoS One, 8(12): e82780. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082780. [KAL044] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Kafil, M., Bandani, A. R., Kaltenpoth, M., Goldansaz, S. H., Alavi, S. M. (2013). Role of symbiotic bacteria in the growth and development of the Sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps. The journal of insect science, 13: 99. doi:10.1673/031.013.9901. [KAL025] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Köhler, S., Doubský, J., Kaltenpoth, M. (2013). Dynamics of symbiont-mediated antibiotic production reveal efficient long-term protection for beewolf offspring. Frontiers in Zoology, 10: 3. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-3. [KAL034] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
4Köhler, S., Kaltenpoth, M. (2013). Maternal and environmental effects on symbiont-mediated antimicrobial defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 39(7), 978-988. doi:10.1007/s10886-013-0304-1. [KAL039] pubman
5Schmid, V., Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E., Heinze, J. (2013). Worker self-restraint and policing maintain the queen’s reproductive monopoly in a pseudomyrmecine ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 571-581. doi:10.1007/s00265-013-1476-y. [KAL035] pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M., Corneli, P. S., Dunn, D. M., Weiss, R. B., Strohm, E., Seger, J. (2012). Accelerated evolution of mitochondrial but not nuclear genomes of Hymenoptera: New evidence from crabronid wasps. PLoS One, 7(3): e32826. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032826. [KAL023] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Yildirim, E., Gürbüz, M. F., Herzner, G., Strohm, E. (2012). Refining the roots of the beewolf-Streptomyces symbiosis: Antennal symbionts in the rare genus Philanthinus (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(3), 822-827. doi:10.1128/AEM.06809-11. [KAL022] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Salem, H., Kreutzer, E., Sudakaran, S., Kaltenpoth, M. (2012). Actinobacteria as essential symbionts in firebugs and cotton stainers (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae). Environmental Microbiology, 15(7), 1956-1968. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12001. [KAL032] pubman
4Seipke, R., Kaltenpoth, M., Hutchings, M. (2012). Streptomyces as symbionts; an emerging and widespread theme? FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 36(4), 862-876. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2011.00313.x. [KAL004] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
5Sudakaran, 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
6Vanícková, L., Svatos, A., Kroiß, J., Kaltenpoth, M., do Nascimento, R., Hoskovec, M., Brízová, R., Kalinová, B. (2012). Cuticular hydrocarbons of the South American fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus: variability with sex and age. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 1133-1142. doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0177-8. [MS146] pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M. (2011). Honeybees and bumblebees share similar bacterial symbionts. Molecular Ecology, 20, 439-440. [KAL018] pubman
2Kroiss, J., Svatoš, A., Kaltenpoth, M. (2011). Rapid identification of insect cuticular hydrocarbons using gas chromatography-ion-trap mass spectrometry. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37, 420-427. doi:10.1007/s10886-011-9933-4. [KAL019] pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M., Goettler, W., Koehler, S., Strohm, E. (2010). Life cycle and population dynamics of a protective insect symbiont reveal severe bottlenecks during vertical transmission. Evolutionary Ecology, 24(2), 463-477. doi:10.1007/s10682-009-9319-z. [EXT012] pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Schmitt, T., Polidori, C., Koedam, D., Strohm, E. (2010). Symbiotic streptomycetes in antennal glands of the South American digger wasps genus Trachypus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Physiological Entomology, 35, 196-200. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3032.2010.00729.x. [KAL002] pubman
3Kroiß, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Schneider, B., Schwinger, M.-G., Hertweck, C., Maddula, R. K., Strohm, E., Svatos, A. (2010). Symbiotic streptomycetes provide antibiotic combination prophylaxis for wasp offspring. Nature Chemical Biology, 6, 261-263. doi:10.1038NCHEMBIO.331. [KAL001] pubman
4Roeser-Mueller, K., Strohm, E., Kaltenpoth, M. (2010). Larval rearing temperature influences amount and composition of the marking pheromone of the male beewolf, Philanthus triangulum. Journal of Insect Science, 10: 74. doi:10.1673/031.010.7401. [KAL026] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
5Strohm, E., Kaltenpoth, M., Herzner, G. (2010). Is the postpharyngeal gland of a solitary digger wasp homologous to ants? Evidence from chemistry and physiology. Insectes Sociaux, 57(3), 285-291. doi:10.1007/s00040-010-0083-4. [KAL027] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M. (2009). Actinobacteria as mutualists: general healthcare for insects? Trends in Microbiology, 17(12), 529-535. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2009.09.006. [EXT022] pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Schmitt, T., Strohm, E. (2009). Hydrocarbons in the antennal gland secretion of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Chemoecology, 19(4), 219-225. doi:10.1007/s00049-009-0022-x. [EXT023] pubman
3Kaltenpoth, M., Winter, S., Kleinhammer, A. (2009). Localization and transmission route of Coriobacterium glomerans, the endosymbiont of pyrrhocorid bugs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 69(3), 373-383. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00722.x. [EXT024] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W., Schreier, P., Geiselhardt, S., Peschke, K., Schmitt, T. (2008). The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 34(5), 575-583. [BOL447] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Goettler, W., Kaltenpoth, M., Herzner, G., Strohm, E. (2007). Morphology and ultrastructure of a bacteria cultivation organ: The antennal glands of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Arthropod Structure & Development, 36, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2006.08.003. [EXT019] pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E. (2007). Life within insect antennae: Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae against fungal infestation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 146(4), S66-S67. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2007.01.064. [EXT020] pubman
3Kroiß, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E. (2007). The odor of origin: kinship and geographical distance are reflected in the marking pheromone of male beewolves (Philanthus triangulum F., Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). BMC Ecology, 7: 11. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-7-11. [EXT021] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M. (2006). Symbiotische Streptomyces-Bakterien in Grabwespen. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 59(11), 618-619. [EXT017] pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M., Göttler, W., Dale, C., Stubblefield, J., Herzner, G., Roeser-Mueller, K., Strohm, E. (2006). 'Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi', an endosymbiotic streptomycete in the antennae of Philanthus digger wasps. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56(6), 1403-1411. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64117-0. [EXT018] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E. (2006). The scent of senescence: age-dependent changes in the composition of the marking pheromone of the male European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum, Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). The journal of insect science, 6: 20. doi:10.1673/2006_06_20.1. [EXT062] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M. (2005). Bakterien schützen Wespen-Nachwuchs vor Pilzbefall. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 58(6), 329-330. [EXT014] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M. (2005). Life history and morphometry of the Chinese praying mantis, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Blattopteroidea: Mantodea). Entomologia Generalis, 28(1), 1-16. [EXT015] pubman
3Kaltenpoth, M., Goettler, W., Herzner, G., Strohm, E. (2005). Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestation. Current Biology, 15(5), 475-479. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.12.084. [EXT016] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
1Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E., Gadau, J. (2004). Polymorphic microsatellite markers for a solitary digger wasp, the European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum; Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4(4), 589-592. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00746.x. [EXT013] pubman