Dr. Markus Knaden

   Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
   Odor-guided behavior
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1421Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1402Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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1Auer, T. O., Khallaf, M. A., Silbering, A. F., Zappia, G., Ellis, K., Hansson, B. S., Jefferis, G. S., Caron, S., Knaden, M., Benton, R. (in press). The making of an olfactory specialist. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/546507. [HAN323] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Keesey, I., Grabe, V., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (in press). Niche partitioning as a selective pressure for the evolution of the Drosophila nervous system. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/690529. [HAN336] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Keesey, I., Zhang, J., Depetris-Chauvin, A., Obiero, G. F., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (in press). Evolution of a pest: towards the complete neuroethology of Drosophila suzukii and the subgenus Sophophora. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/717322. [HAN338] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Khallaf, M. A., Auer, T. O., Grabe, V., Depetris-Chauvin, A., Ammagarahalli, B., Zhang, D.-D., Lavista-Llanos, S., Kaftan, F., Weißflog, J., Matzkin, L. M., Rollmann, S. M., Löfstedt, C., Svatoš, A., Dweck, H., Sachse, S., Benton, R., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (in press). Mate discrimination among subspecies through a conserved olfactory pathway. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/854364. [HAN340] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Prieto-Godino, L. L., Silbering, A. F., Khallaf, M. A., Cruchet, S., Bojkowska, K., Pradervand, S., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M., Benton, R. (in press). Functional integration of "undead" neurons in the olfactory system. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/623488. [HAN328] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Fandino, R. A., Haverkamp, A., Bisch-Knaden, S., Zhang, J., Bucks, S., Nguyen Thi, T. A., Werckenthin, A., Rybak, J., Stengl, M., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S., Grosse-Wilde, E. (2019). Mutagenesis of odorant coreceptor Orco fully disrupts foraging but not oviposition behaviors in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(31), 15677-15685. doi:10.1073/pnas.1902089116. [HAN321] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Haverkamp, A., Li, X., Hansson, B. S., Baldwin, I. T., Knaden, M., Yon, F. (2019). Flower movement balances pollinator needs and pollen protection. Ecology, 100(1): e02553. doi:10.1002/ecy.2553. [HAN319] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3He, J., Fandino, R. A., Halitschke, R., Luck, K., Köllner, T. G., Murdock, M. H., Ray, R., Gase, K., Knaden, M., Baldwin, I. T., Schuman, M. C. (2019). An unbiased approach elucidates variation in (S)-(+)-linalool, a context-specific mediator of a tri-trophic interaction in wild tobacco. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(29), 14651-14660. doi:10.1073/pnas.1818585116. [ITB609] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
4Keesey, I., Grabe, V., Gruber, L., Körte, S., Obiero, G. F., Bolton, G., Khallaf, M. A., Kunert, G., Lavista Llanos, S., Valenzano, D. R., Rybak, J., Barrett, B. A., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2019). Inverse resource allocation between vision and olfaction across the genus Drosophila. Nature Communications, 10: 1162. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09087-z. [HAN325] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Keesey, I., Jiang, N., Weißflog, J., Winz, R., Svatoš, A., Wang, C.-Z., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2019). Plant-based natural product chemistry for integrated pest management of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45(7), 626-637. doi:10.1007/s10886-019-01085-1. [HAN337] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
6Knaden, M. (2019). Learning and processing of navigational cues in the desert ant. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 54, 140-145. doi:10.1016/j.conb.2018.10.005. [HAN324] MPG.PuRE
7Knaden, M., Bisch-Knaden, S., Linz, J., Reinecke, A., Krieger, J., Erland, S., Harzsch, S., Hansson, B. S. (2019). Acetoin is a key odor for resource location in the giant robber crab Birgus latro. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(12): jeb202929. doi:10.1242/jeb.202929. [HAN334] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
8Miazzi, F., Hoyer, C., Sachse, S., Knaden, M., Wicher, D., Hansson, B. S., Lavista Llanos, S. (2019). Optimization of insect odorant receptor trafficking and functional expression via transient transfection in HEK293 cells. Chemical Senses, 44(9), 673-682. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjz062. [HAN335] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
9Mohamed, A. M. M., Retzke, T., Das Chakraborty, S., Fabian, B., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M., Sachse, S. (2019). Odor mixtures of opposing valence unveil inter-glomerular crosstalk in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Nature Communications, 10: 1201. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09069-1. [SAC015] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
10Qiao, H., Keesey, I., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2019). Gut microbiota affects development and olfactory behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(5): jeb192500. doi:10.1242/jeb.192500. [HAN320] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
11Zhang, J., Bisch-Knaden, S., Fandino, R. A., Yan, S., Obiero, G. F., Grosse-Wilde, E., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2019). The olfactory coreceptor IR8a governs larval feces-mediated competition avoidance in a hawkmoth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(43), 21828-21833. doi:10.1073/pnas.1913485116. [HAN339] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Bisch-Knaden, S., Dahake, A., Sachse, S., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2018). Spatial representation of feeding and oviposition odors in the brain of a hawkmoth. Cell Reports, 22(9), 2482-2492. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.01.082. [HAN298] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Dweck, H., Ebrahim, S. A. M., Retzke, T., Grabe, V., Weißflog, J., Svatoš, A., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2018). The olfactory logic behind fruit odor preferences in larval and adult Drosophila. Cell Reports, 23(8), 2524-2531. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.04.085. [HAN309] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
3Haverkamp, A., Hansson, B. S., Baldwin, I. T., Knaden, M., Yon, F. (2018). Floral trait variations among wild tobacco populations influence the foraging behavior of hawkmoth pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 19. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00019. [HAN299] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Haverkamp, A., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2018). Combinatorial codes and labeled lines: How insects use olfactory cues to find and judge food, mates and oviposition sites in complex environments. Frontiers in Physiology, 9: 49. doi:10.3389/fphys.2018.00049. [HAN297] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Huber, R., Knaden, M. (2018). Desert ants possess distinct memories for food and nest odors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(41), 10470-10474. doi:10.1073/pnas.1809433115. [HAN315] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
6Koerte, S., Keesey, I., Khallaf, M. A., Cortés Llorca, L., Grosse-Wilde, E., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2018). Evaluation of the DREAM technique for a high-throughput deorphanization of chemosensory receptors in Drosophila. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 11: 366. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2018.00366. [HAN316] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Das, S., Trona, F., Khallaf, M. A., Schuh, E., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S., Sachse, S. (2017). Electrical synapses mediate synergism between pheromone and food odors in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(46), E9962-E9971. doi:10.1073/pnas.1712706114. [SAC013] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Huber, R., Knaden, M. (2017). Homing ants get confused when nest cues are also route cues. Current Biology, 27, 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.039. [HAN296] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
3Keesey, I., Koerte, S., Khallaf, M. A., Retzke, T., Guillou, A., Grosse-Wilde, E., Buchon, N., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2017). Pathogenic bacteria enhance dispersal through alteration of Drosophila social communication. Nature Communications, 8: 265. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00334-9. [HAN293] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Retzke, T., Thoma, M., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2017). Potencies of effector genes in silencing odor-guided behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 1812-1819. doi:10.1242/jeb.156232. [HAN286] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
5Zhou, W., Kügler, A., McGale, E., Haverkamp, A., Knaden, M., Guo, H., Beran, F., Yon, F., Li, R., Lackus, N., Köllner, T. G., Bing, J., Schuman, M. C., Hansson, B. S., Kessler, D., Baldwin, I. T., Xu, S. (2017). Tissue-specific emission of (E)-a-bergamotene helps resolve the dilemma when pollinators are also herbivores. Current Biology, 27(9), 1336-1341. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.017. [ITB547] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Dweck, H., Ebrahim, S., Khallaf, M. A., König, C., Farhan, A., Stieber, R., Weißflog, J., Svatoš, A., Grosse-Wilde, E., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2016). Olfactory channels associated with the Drosophila maxillary palp mediate short- and long-range attraction. eLife, 5: e14925. doi:10.7554/eLife.14925. [HAN268] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Getahun, M. N., Thoma, M., Lavista Llanos, S., Keesey, I., Fandino, R. A., Knaden, M., Wicher, D., Olsson, S. B., Hansson, B. S. (2016). Intracellular regulation of the insect chemoreceptor complex impacts odour localization in flying insects. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219, 3428-3438. doi:10.1242/jeb.143396. [HAN277] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
3Haverkamp, A., Bing, J., Badeke, E., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2016). Innate olfactory preferences for flowers matching proboscis length ensure optimal energy gain in a hawkmoth. Nature Communications, 7: 11644. doi:10.1038/ncomms11644. [HAN269] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Haverkamp, A., Yon, F., Keesey, I., Mißbach, C., König, C., Hansson, B. S., Baldwin, I. T., Knaden, M., Kessler, D. (2016). Hawkmoths evaluate scenting flowers with the tip of their proboscis. eLife, 5: e15039. doi:10.7554/eLife.15039. [HAN265] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Keesey, I., Koerte, S., Retzke, T., Haverkamp, A., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2016). Adult frass provides a pheromone signature for Drosophila feeding and aggregation. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42(8), 739-747. doi:10.1007/s10886-016-0737-4. [HAN275] MPG.PuRE
6Knaden, M. (2016). Social evolution: How ants send signals in saliva. eLife, 5: e20375. doi:10.7554/eLife.23375. [HAN283] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
7Knaden, M., Graham, P. (2016). The sensory ecology of ant navigation: from natural environments to neural mechanisms. Annual Review of Entomology, 61, 63-76. doi:10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023703. [HAN276] MPG.PuRE
1Buehlmann, C., Graham, P., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2015). Desert ants use olfactory scenes for navigation. Animal Behaviour, 106, 99-105. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.04.029. [HAN246] MPG.PuRE
2Dweck, H., Ebrahim, S., Thoma, M., Mohamed, A., Keesey, I., Trona, F., Lavista Llanos, S., Svatoš, A., Sachse, S., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2015). Pheromones mediating copulation and attraction in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(21), E2829-E2835. doi:10.1073/pnas.1504527112. [HAN244] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
3Dweck, H., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2015). Functional loss of yeast detectors parallels transition to herbivory (commentary). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(10), 2927-2928. doi:10.1073/pnas.1424656112. [HAN240] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
4Ebrahim, S. A. M., Dweck, H., Stökl, J., Hofferberth, J. E., Trona, F., Weniger, K., Rybak, J., Seki, Y., Stensmyr, M. C., Sachse, S., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2015). Drosophila avoids parasitoids by sensing their semiochemicals via a dedicated olfactory circuit. PLoS Biology, 13(12): e1002318. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002318. [HAN257] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Huber, R., Knaden, M. (2015). Egocentric and geocentric navigation during extremely long foraging paths of desert ants. Journal of Comparative Physiology A-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 201(6), 609-616. doi:10.1007/s00359-015-0998-3. [HAN264] MPG.PuRE
6Keesey, I., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2015). Olfactory specialization in Drosophila suzukii supports an ecological shift in host preference from rotten to fresh fruit. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41(2), 121-128. doi:10.1007/s10886-015-0544-3. [HAN237] MPG.PuRE
7Thoma, M., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2015). High-resolution quantification of odor-guided behavior in Drosophila melanogaster using the flywalk paradigm. Journal of visualized experiments, 106: e53394. doi:10.3791/53394. [HAN256] MPG.PuRE
1Buehlmann, C., Graham, P., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2014). Desert ants locate food by combining high sensitivity to food odors with extensive crosswind runs. Current Biology, 24(9), 960-964. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.056. [HAN218] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2014). Mapping odor valence in the brain of flies and mice. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 24, 34-38. doi:10.1016/j.conb.2013.08.010. [HAN191] MPG.PuRE
3Strutz, A., Soelter, J., Baschwitz, A., Farhan, A., Grabe, V., Rybak, J., Knaden, M., Schmuker, M., Hansson, B. S., Sachse, S. (2014). Decoding odor quality and intensity in the Drosophila brain. eLife, 3: e04147. doi:10.7554/eLife.04147.001. [HAN233] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Thoma, M., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2014). Compound valence is conserved in binary odor mixtures in Drosophila melanogaster. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 3645-3655. doi:10.1242/jeb.106591. [HAN228] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Bühlmann, C., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2013). Flexible weighing of olfactory and vector information in the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis. Biology Letters, 9: 20130070. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0070. [HAN182] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Farhan, A., Gulati, J., Grosse-Wilde, E., Vogel, H., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2013). The CCHamide 1 receptor modulates sensory perception and olfactory behavior in starved Drosophila. Scientific Reports, 3: 2765. doi:10.1038/srep02765. [HAN206] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Karpati, Z., Knaden, M., Reinecke, A., Hansson, B. S. (2013). Intraspecific combinations of flower and leaf volatiles act together in attracting hawkmoth pollinators. PLoS One, 8(9): e72805. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072805. [HAN200] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2013). Chemical informatics: sense of achievement. eLife, 2: e01605. doi:10.7554/eLife.01605. [HAN207] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2013). Specialized but flexible. Science, 339(6116), 151-152. doi:10.1126/science.1232930. [HAN174] MPG.PuRE
6Späthe, A., Reinecke, A., Haverkamp, A., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2013). Host plant odors represent immiscible information entities - blend composition and concentration matter in hawkmoths. PLoS One, 8(10): e77135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077135. [HAN201] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
7Späthe, A., Reinecke, A., Olsson, S., Kesevan, S., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2013). Plant species- and status-specific odorant blends guide oviposition choice in the moth Manduca sexta. Chemical Senses, 38, 147-159. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjs089. [HAN170] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Bühlmann, C., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2012). Desert ants learn vibration and magnetic landmarks. PLoS One, 7(3): e33117. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033117. [HAN141] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Bühlmann, C., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2012). Path integration controls nest-plume following in desert ants. Current Biology, 22, 645-649. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.02.029. [HAN140] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
3Knaden, M., Strutz, A., Ahsan, J., Sachse, S., Hansson, B. S. (2012). Spatial representation of odorant valence in an insect brain. Cell Reports, 1, 392-399. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2012.03.002. [HAN153] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
4Knaden, M., Tinaut, A., Stökl, J., Cerda, X., Wehner, R. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of the desert ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 16, 123-132. [HAN224] MPG.PuRE
5Krång, A.-S., Knaden, M., Steck, K., Hansson, B. S. (2012). Transition from sea to land: olfactory function and constraints in the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita clypeatus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1742), 3510-3519. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0596. [HAN159] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
6Steck, K., Veit, D., Grandy, R., Badia, S. B. i., Mathews, Z., Verschure, P., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2012). A high-throughput behavioral paradigm for Drosophila olfaction - the flywalk. Scientific Reports, 2: 361. doi:10.1038/srep00361. [HAN154] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
7Stensmyr, M. C., Dweck, H., Farhan, A., Ibba, I., Strutz, A., Mukunda, L., Linz, J., Grabe, V., Steck, K., Lavista Llanos, S., Wicher, D., Sachse, S., Knaden, M., Becher, P. G., Seki, Y., Hansson, B. S. (2012). A conserved dedicated olfactory circuit for detecting harmful microbes in Drosophila. Cell, 151(6), 1345-1357. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.09.046. [HAN172] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Hansson, B. S., Harzsch, S., Knaden, M., Stensmyr, M. (2011). The neural and behavioral basis of chemical communication in terrestrial crustaceans. In T. Breithaupt, M. Thiel (Eds.), Chemical Communication in Crustaceans (1st, pp. 149-173). Springer Verlag. [HAN052] MPG.PuRE
2Olsson, S., Kübler, L., Veit, D., Steck, K., Schmidt, A., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2011). A novel multicomponent stimulus device for use in olfactory experiments. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 195(1), 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.09.020. [HAN103] MPG.PuRE
3Steck, K., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2011). Desert ants benefit from combining visual and olfactory landmarks. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 1307-1312. doi:10.1242/jeb.053579. [HAN113] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M., Sachse, S., Stensmyr, M., Wicher, D. (2010). Towards plant-odor-related olfactory neuroethology in Drosophila. Chemoecology, 20(2), 51-61. doi:10.1007/s00049-009-0033-7. [HAN065] MPG.PuRE
2Steck, K., Knaden, M., Hansson, B. S. (2010). Do desert ants smell the scenery in stereo? Animal Behaviour, 79(4), 939-945. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.01.011. [HAN071] MPG.PuRE
3Stökl, J., Strutz, A., Dafni, A., Svatos, A., Doubský, J., Knaden, M., Sachse, S., Hansson, B. S., Stensmyr, M. C. (2010). A deceptive pollination system targeting drosophilids through olfactory mimicry of yeast. Current Biology, 20, 1846-1852. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.09.033. [HAN098] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
1Steck, K., Hansson, B. S., Knaden, M. (2009). Smells like home: desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, use olfactory landmarks to pinpoint the nest. Frontiers in Zoology, 6(5). doi:10.1186/1742-9994-6-5. [HAN059] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Knaden, M., Lange, C., Wehner, R. (2006). The importance of procedural knowledge in desert-ant navigation. Current Biology, 16(21), R916-R917. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.09.059. [HAN002] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Knaden, M., Wehner, R. (2006). Fundamental difference in life history traits of two species of Cataglyphis ants. Frontiers in Zoology, 3(21). doi:10.1186/1742-9994-3-21. [HAN019] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE