Dr. Roy Kirsch

   Department of Entomology
   Molecular Biology of the Insect Digestive System
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1562Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1202Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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1Haeger, W., Henning, J., Heckel, D. G., Pauchet, Y., Kirsch, R. (2020). Direct evidence for a new mode of plant defense against insects via a novel polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein expression strategy. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(33), 11833-11844. doi:10.1074/jbc.RA120.014027. [HEC460] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Kirsch, R., Vurmaz, E., Schaefer, C., Eberl, F., Sporer, T., Haeger, W., Pauchet, Y. (2020). Plants use identical inhibitors to protect their cell wall pectin against microbes and insects. Ecology and Evolution, 10(8), 3814-3824. doi:10.1002/ece3.6180. [HEC451] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Reis, F., Kirsch, R., Pauchet, Y., Bauer, E., Bilz, L. C., Fukumori, K., Fukatsu, T., Kölsch, G., Kaltenpoth, M. (2020). Bacterial symbionts support larval sap feeding and adult folivory in (semi-)aquatic reed beetles. Nature Communications, 11(1): 2964. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16687-7. [HEC459] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Salem, H., Kirsch, R., Pauchet, Y., Berasategui, A., Fukumori, K., Moriyama, M., Cripps, M., Windsor, D., Fukatsu, T., Gerardo, N. M. (2020). Symbiont digestive range reflects host plant breadth in herbivorous beetles. Current Biology, 30(15), 2875-2886. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.043. [HEC458] MPG.PuRE
1Heidel-Fischer, H. M., Kirsch, R., Reichelt, M., Ahn, S.-J., Wielsch, N., Baxter, S. W., Heckel, D. G., Vogel, H., Kroymann, J. (2019). An insect counteradaptation against host plant defenses evolved through concerted neofunctionalization. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 36(5), 930-941. doi:10.1093/molbev/msz019. [HEC410] OPEN ACCESS gelb MPG.PuRE
2Kirsch, R., Kunert, G., Vogel, H., Pauchet, Y. (2019). Pectin digestion in herbivorous beetles: Impact of pseudoenzymes exceeds that of their active counterparts. Frontiers in Physiology, 10: 685. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00685. [HEC402] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Salem, H., Bauer, E., Kirsch, R., Berasategui, A., Cripps, M., Weiss, B., Koga, R., Fukumori, K., Vogel, H., Fukatsu, T., Kaltenpoth, M. (2017). Drastic genome reduction in an herbivore’s pectinolytic symbiont. Cell, 171, e1-e7. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2017.10.029. [KAL078] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Kirsch, R., Heckel, D. G., Pauchet, Y. (2016). How the rice weevil breaks down the pectin network: Enzymatic synergism and sub-functionalization. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 71, 72-82. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.02.007. [HEC324] MPG.PuRE
2McKenna, D. D., Scully, E. D., Pauchet, Y., Hoover, K., Kirsch, R., Geib, S. M., Mitchell, R. F., Waterhouse, R. M., Ahn, S.-J., Arsala, D., Benoit, J. B., Blackmon, H., Bledsoe, T., Bowsher, J. H., Busch, A., Calla, B., Chao, H., Childers, A. K., Childers, C., Clarke, D. J., Cohen, L., Demuth, J. P., Dinh, H., Doddapaneni, H., Dolan, A., Duan, J. J., Dugan, S., Friedrich, M., Glastad, K. M., Goodisman, M. A. D., Haddad, S., Han, Y., Hughes, D. S. T., Ioannidis, P., Johnston, J. S., Jones, J. W., Kuhn, L. A., Lance, D. R., Lee, C.-Y., Lee, S. L., Lin, H., Lynch, J. A., Moczek, A. P., Murali, S. C., Muzny, D. M., Nelson, D. R., Palli, S. R., Panfilio, K. A., Pers, D., Poelchau, M. F., Quan, H., Qu, J., Ray, A. M., Rinehart, J. P., Robertson, H. M., Roehrdanz, R., Rosendale, A. J., Shin, S., Silva, C., Torson, A. S., Jentzsch, I. M. V., Werren, J. H., Worley, K. C., Yocum, G., Zdobnov, E. M., Gibbs, R. A., Richards, S. (2016). Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle–plant interface. Genome Biology, 17: 227. doi:10.1186/s13059-016-1088-8. [HEC354] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Rahfeld, P., Häger, W., Kirsch, R., Pauls, G., Becker, T., Schulze, E., Wielsch, N., Wang, D., Groth, M., Brandt, W., Boland, W., Burse, A. (2015). Glandular beta-glucosidases in juvenile Chrysomelina leaf beetles support the evolution of a host-plant-dependent chemical defence. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 58, 28-38. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2015.01.003. [BOL613] MPG.PuRE
1Kirsch, R., Gramzow, L., Theißen, G., Siegfried, B. D., ffrench-Constant, R. H., Heckel, D. G., Pauchet, Y. (2014). Horizontal gene transfer and functional diversification of plant cell wall degrading polygalacturonases: Key events in the evolution of herbivory in beetles. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 52, 33-50. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.06.008. [HEC279] MPG.PuRE
2Pauchet, Y., Kirsch, R., Giraud, S., Vogel, H., Heckel, D. G. (2014). Identification and characterization of plant cell wall degrading enzymes from three glycoside hydrolase families in the cerambycid beetle Apriona japonica. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 49, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.004. [HEC270] MPG.PuRE
3Rahfeld, P., Kirsch, R., Kugel, S., Wielsch, N., Stock, M., Groth, M., Boland, W., Burse, A. (2014). Independently recruited oxidases from the glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family enabled chemical defences in leaf beetle larvae (subtribe Chrysomelina) to evolve. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1788): 20140842. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0842. [BOL602] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Kirsch, R., Wielsch, N., Vogel, H., Svatos, A., Heckel, D. G., Pauchet, Y. (2012). Combining proteomics and transcriptome sequencing to identify active plant-cell-wall-degrading enzymes in a leaf beetle. BMC Genomics, 13: 587. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-587. [HEC236] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Kirsch, R., Vogel, H., Muck, A., Reichwald, K., Pasteels, J. M., Boland, W. (2011). Host plant shifts affect a major defense enzyme in Chrysomela lapponica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(12), 4897-4901. doi:10.1073/pnas.1013846108. [BOL507] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Kirsch, R., Vogel, H., Pasteels, J., Boland, W. (2011). To be or not to be convergent in salicin-based defense in chrysomeline leaf beetle larvae: Evidence from Phratora vitellinae SAO. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1722), 3225-3232. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0175. [BOL510] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Tolzin-Banasch, K., Dagvadorj, E., Sammer, U., Kunert, M., Kirsch, R., Ploss, K., Pasteels, J., Boland, W. (2011). Glucose and glucose esters in the larval secretion of Chrysomela lapponica: Selectivity of the glucoside import system from host plant leaves. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37(2), 195-204. doi:10.1007/s10886-011-9913-8. [BOL508] MPG.PuRE
1Burse, A., Frick, S., Discher, S., Tolzin-Banasch, K., Kirsch, R., Strauß, A., Kunert, M., Boland, W. (2009). Always being well prepared for defense: The production of deterrents by juvenile Chrysomelina beetles (Chrysomelidae). Phytochemistry, 70(15-16), 1899-1909. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2009.08.002. [BOL496] MPG.PuRE
1Kirsch, R., Richter, S. (2007). The nervous system of Leptodora kindtii (Branchiopoda, Cladocera) surveyed with Confocal Scanning Microscopy (CLSM), including general remarks on the branchiopod neuromorphological ground pattern. Arthropod Structure & Development, 36(2), 143-156. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2006.08.013. [EXT316] MPG.PuRE