Publications of the Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis

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1Engl, T., Eberl, N., Gorse, C., Krüger, T., Schmidt, T. H. P., Plarre, R., Adler, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (in press). Ancient symbiosis confers desiccation resistance to stored grain pest beetles. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/182725. [KAL077] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
1Adam, N., Erler, T., Kallenbach, M., Kaltenpoth, M., Kunert, G., Baldwin, I. T., Schuman, M. C. (2017). Sex ratio of mirid populations shifts in response to hostplant co-infestation or altered cytokinin signaling. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 59(1), 44-59. doi:10.1111/jipb.12507. [ITB533] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Alonso-Pernas, P., Arias-Cordero, E., Novoselov, A., Ebert, C., Rybak, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Westermann, M., Neugebauer, U., Boland, W. (2017). Bacterial community and PHB-accumulating bacteria associated with the wall and specialized niches of the hindgut of the forest cockchafer (Melolontha hippocastani). Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 291. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00291. [BOL671] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
3Berasategui, A., Salem, H., Paetz, C., Santoro, M., Gershenzon, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Schmidt, A. (2017). Gut microbiota of the pine weevil degrades conifer diterpenes and increases insect fitness. Molecular Ecology, 26(15), 4099-4110. doi:10.1111/mec.14186. [GER478] pubman
4Flórez, L. V., Scherlach, K., Gaube, P., Ross, C., Sitte, E., Hermes, C., Rodrigues, A., Hertweck, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (2017). Antibiotic-producing symbionts dynamically transition between plant pathogenicity and insect-defensive mutualism. Nature Communications, 8: 15172. doi:10.1038/ncomms15172. [KAL075] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
5Golyshina, O. V., Tran, H., Reva, O. N., Lemak, S., Yakunin, A. F., Goesmann, A., Nechitaylo, T. Y., LaCono, V., Smedile, F., Slesarev, A., Rojo, D., Barbas, C., Ferrer, M., Yakimov, M. M., Golyshin, P. N. (2017). Metabolic and evolutionary patterns in the extremely acidophilic archaeon Ferroplasma acidiphilum YT. Scientific Reports, 7: 3682. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03904-5. [KAL076] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
6Shukla, S., Vogel, H., Heckel, D. G., Vilcinskas, A., Kaltenpoth, M. (2017). Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.14269. [HEC373] pubman
7Vega, F. E., Simpkins, A., Rodríguez-Soto, M. M., Infante, F., Biedermann, P. (2017). Artificial diet sandwich reveals subsocial behavior in the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Frontiers in Zoology, 141(6), 470-476. doi:10.1111/jen.12362. [KAL071] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
8Vogel, H., Shukla, S., Engl, T., Weiss, B., Fischer, R., Steiger, S., Heckel, D. G., Kaltenpoth, M., Vilcinskas, A. (2017). The digestive and defensive basis of carcass utilization by the burying beetle and its microbiota. Nature Communications, 8: 15186. doi:10.1038/ncomms15186. [HEC369] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
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 gold 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), 1-12. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw129. [KAL069] pubman
4Golyshina, O. V., Kublanov, I. V., Tran, H., Korzhenkov, A. A., Lünsdorf, H., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Gavrilov, S. N., Golyshin, S. V. T. P. N. (2016). Biology of Archaea from a novel family Cuniculiplasmataceae (Thermoplasmata) ubiquitous in hyperacidic environments. Scientific Reports, 6: 39034. doi:10.1038/srep39034. [KAL074] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
5Kaltenpoth, 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
6Kaltenpoth, 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
7Klein, 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
8Onchuru, 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
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
10Uhe, C., Biedermann, P. (2016). Heimische Ambrosiakäfer: Sozialverhalten und Funktion im Ökosystem Wald. Artenschutzreport, 35, 67-70. [KAL070] 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 gold 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
3Kirkendall, L. R., Biedermann, P., Jordal, B. H. (2015). Evolution and diversity of bark and Ambrosia beetles. In F. E. Vega, R. W. Hofstetter (Eds.), Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species (pp. 85-156). San Diego: Academic Press. [KAL048] pubman
4Mayers, C. G., McNew, D. L., Harrington, T. C., Roeper, R. A., Fraedrich, S. W., Biedermann, P. H. W., Castrillo, L. A., Reed, S. (2015). Three genera in the Ceratocystidaceae are the respective symbionts of three independent lineages of Ambrosia beetles with large, complex mycangia. Fungal Biology, 119, 1075-1092. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2015.08.002. [KAL063] pubman
5Salem, 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
6Sudakaran, 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
7Weiss, 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
1Aylward, F. O., Suen, G., Biedermann, P. H. W., Adams, A. S., Scott, J. J., Malfatti, S. A., del Rio, T. G., Tringe, S. G., Poulsen, M., Raffa, K. F., Klepzig, K. D., Currie, C. R. (2014). Convergent bacterial microbiotas in the fungal agricultural systems of insects. mBio, 5(6): e02077-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02077-14. [KAL053] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Bauer, 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
3Biedermann, P. (2014). Evolution of cooperation in Ambrosia beetles. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 19, 191-202. [KAL038] pubman
4Biedermann, P. (2014). Käfer als Pilzzüchter: Die Biologie der Ambrosiakäfer und wie man sie beobachtet. Artenschutzreport, 33, 43-45. [KAL059] pubman
5Biedermann, 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
6Gonzalez-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
7Heuskin, 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
8Kaltenpoth, M. (2014). Vitamin-produzierende Symbionten in Feuerwanzen. Biospektrum, 20(2), 144-147. doi:10.1007/s12268-014-0418-1. [KAL072] pubman
9Kaltenpoth, 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
10Kaltenpoth, 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
11Kaltenpoth, 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
12Leonhardt, 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
13Menzel, 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
14Nechitaylo, 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
15Nuotclá, J., Taborsky, M., Biedermann, P. (2014). The importance of blocking the gallery entrance in the Ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 19, 203-210. [KAL037] pubman
16Salem, 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
1Alcaide, M., Tornes, J., Stogios, P. J., Xu, X., Gertler, C., Leo, R. D., Bargiela, R., Lafraya, Á., Guazzaroni, M.-E., López-Cortéz, N., Chernikova, T. N., Golyshina, O. V., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Plumeier, I., Pieper, D. H., Yakimov, M. M., Savchenko, A., Golyshin, P. N., Ferrer, M. (2013). Single residues dictate the co-evolution of dual esterases: MCP hydrolases from the a/ß hydrolase family. Biochemical Journal, 454, 157-166. doi:10.1042/BJ20130552. [KAL042] pubman
2Belogolova, E., Bauer, B., Pompaiah, M., Asakura, H., Brinkman, V., Ertl, C., Bartfeld, S., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Haas, R., Machuy, N., Salama, N., Churin, Y., Meyer, T. F. (2013). Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein HopQ identified as a novel T4SS-associated virulence factor. Cellular Microbiology, 15(1), 1896-1912. doi:10.1111/cmi.12158. [KAL041] OPEN ACCESS gelb pubman
3Biedermann, P., Klepzig, K. D., Taborsky, M., Six, D. L. (2013). Abundance and dynamics of filamentous fungi in the complex Ambrosia gardens of the primitively eusocial beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 83(3), 711-723. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12026. [KAL033] pubman
4Ferrer, M., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Golyshin, P. (2013). Terrestrial invertebrate animal metagenomics, earthworms. In Encyclopedia of Metagenomics: Animal Metagenomics (pp. 1-9). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/SpringerReference_303276. [KAL031] pubman
5Herzner, 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
6Kafil, 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
7Köhler, 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
8Köhler, 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
9Schmid, 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
1Del Pozo, M., Fernández-Arrojo, L., Gil, J., Montesinos, A., Golyshina, O., Chernikova, T., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Waliszek, A., Tortajada, M., Rojas, A., Huws, S., Newbold, C., Polaina, J., Ferrer, M., Golyshin, P. (2012). Microbial ß-glucosidases from cow rumen metagenome enhance the saccharification of lignocellulose in combination with commercial cellulase cocktail. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5: 73. doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-73. [KAL030] pubman
2Ferrer, M., Ghazi, A., Beloqui, A., Vieites, J. M., Lópéz-Cortés, N., Marin-Navarro, J., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Guazzaroni, M.-E., Polaina, J., Waliczek, A., Chernikova, T. N., Reva, O. N., Golyshina, O. V., Golyshin, P. N. (2012). Functional metagenomics unveils a multifunctional glycosyl hydrolase from the family 43 catalysing the breakdown of plant polymers in the calf rumen. PLoS One, 7(6): e38134. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038134. [KAL028] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
3Kaltenpoth, 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
4Kaltenpoth, 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
5Kautz, S., Ballhorn, D. J., Kroiß, J., Pauls, S. U., Moreau, C. S., Eilmus, S., Strohm, E., Heil, M. (2012). Host plant use by competing Acacia-ants: mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts. PLoS One, 7(5): e37691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037691. [KAL024] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
6Salem, 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
7Seipke, 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
8Sudakaran, 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
9Vanícková, 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
1Brunner, E., Kroiss, J., Trindl, A., Heinze, J. (2011). Queen pheromones in Temnothorax ants: control or honest signal? BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11, 55. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-55. [KAL020] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Kaltenpoth, M. (2011). Honeybees and bumblebees share similar bacterial symbionts. Molecular Ecology, 20, 439-440. [KAL018] pubman
3Kroiss, 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
4Navarro-Fernández, J., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Guerrero, J. A., Golyshina, O. V., García-Carmona, F., Sánchez-Ferrer, Á., Golyshin, P. N. (2011). A novel platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase discovered in a metagenome from the earthworm-associated microbial community. Environmental Microbiology, 13(11), 3036-3046. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02581.x. [KAL021] pubman
1Kaltenpoth, 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
2Kroiß, 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
3Kroiß, J., Lechner, K., Strohm, E. (2010). Male territoriality and mating system in the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae): evidence for a ‘‘hotspot’’ lek polygyny. Journal of Ethology, 28, 295-304. doi:10.1007/s10164-009-0185-5. [KAL017] 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. The Journal of Insect Science, 10: 74. doi:10.1673/031.010.7401. [KAL026] OPEN ACCESS gelb 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] pubman