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55 Publications

2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6105   OA
A multi-faceted approach testing the effects of previous bacterial exposure on resistance and tolerance
M. Kutzer, J. Kurtz, S.A.O. Armitage, Journal of Animal Ecology (2019).
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6415
Pathogens and disease defense of invasive ants
S. Cremer, Current Opinion in Insect Science 33 (2019) 63–68.
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2019 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 6435
Collective defenses of garden ants against a fungal pathogen
B.E. Casillas Perez, Collective Defenses of Garden Ants against a Fungal Pathogen, IST Austria, 2019.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6552
Social immunity in insects
S. Cremer, Current Biology 29 (2019) R458–R463.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 617   OA
Genotype and diet affect resistance, survival, and fecundity but not fecundity tolerance
M. Kutzer, J. Kurtz, S. Armitage, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31 (2018) 159–171.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 194
Oxytocin-like signaling in ants influences metabolic gene expression and locomotor activity
Z. Liutkeviciute, E. Gil Mansilla, T. Eder, B.E. Casillas Perez, M. Giulia Di Giglio, E. Muratspahić, F. Grebien, T. Rattei, M. Muttenthaler, S. Cremer, C. Gruber, The FASEB Journal 32 (2018) 6808–6821.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 29   OA
Social environment affects the transcriptomic response to bacteria in ant queens
L. Viljakainen, J. Jurvansuu, I. Holmberg, T. Pamminger, S. Erler, S. Cremer, Ecology and Evolution 8 (2018) 11031–11070.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 55
Protection against the lethal side effects of social immunity in ants
C. Pull, S. Metzler, E. Naderlinger, S. Cremer, Current Biology 28 (2018) R1139–R1140.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 413   OA
Ants avoid superinfections by performing risk-adjusted sanitary care
M. Konrad, C. Pull, S. Metzler, K. Seif, E. Naderlinger, A.V. Grasse, S. Cremer, PNAS 115 (2018) 2782–2787.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 7
Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect
N. Stroeymeyt, A.V. Grasse, A. Crespi, D. Mersch, S. Cremer, L. Keller, Science 362 (2018) 941–945.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 426
Individual- and ejaculate-specific sperm traits in ant males
S. Metzler, A. Schrempf, J. Heinze, Journal of Insect Physiology 107 (2018) 284–290.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 806
Social immunity: Emergence and evolution of colony-level disease protection
S. Cremer, C. Pull, M. Fürst, Annual Review of Entomology 63 (2018) 105–123.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616   OA
Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies
C. Pull, L.V. Ugelvig, F. Wiesenhofer, A.V. Grasse, S. Tragust, T. Schmitt, M. Brown, S. Cremer, ELife 7 (2018) e32073.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732   OA
Co-founding ant queens prevent disease by performing prophylactic undertaking behaviour
C. Pull, S. Cremer, BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 (2017) 219.
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2017 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 819
Disease defence in garden ants
C. Pull, Disease Defence in Garden Ants, IST Austria, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 459   OA
Invasive Ameisen in Europa: Wie sie sich ausbreiten und die heimische Fauna verändern
S. Cremer, Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie 46 (2017) 105–116.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 734
Deconstructing superorganisms and societies to address big questions in biology
P. Kennedy, G. Baron, B. Qiu, D. Freitak, H. Helantera, E. Hunt, F. Manfredini, T. O’Shea Wheller, S. Patalano, C. Pull, T. Sasaki, D. Taylor, C. Wyatt, S. Sumner, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32 (2017) 861–872.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1006   OA
Oral immune priming with Bacillus thuringiensis induces a shift in the gene expression of Tribolium castaneum larvae
J. Greenwood, B. Milutinovic, R. Peuß, S. Behrens, D. Essar, P. Rosenstiel, H. Schulenburg, J. Kurtz, BMC Genomics 18 (2017) 329.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 558
Specificity of oral immune priming in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum
M. Futo, M. Sell, M. Kutzer, J. Kurtz, Biology Letters 13 (2017).
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 914   OA
Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection
J. Giehr, A.V. Grasse, S. Cremer, J. Heinze, A. Schrempf, Royal Society Open Science 4 (2017) 170547.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1255   OA
Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: Testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction
R. Peuß, K. Wensing, L. Woestmann, H. Eggert, B. Milutinovic, M. Sroka, J. Scharsack, J. Kurtz, S. Armitage, Royal Society Open Science 3 (2016).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1262   OA
Elevated virulence of an emerging viral genotype as a driver of honeybee loss
D. Mcmahon, M. Natsopoulou, V. Doublet, M. Fürst, S. Weging, M. Brown, A. Gogol Döring, R. Paxton, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 283 (2016).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1268
Immune memory in invertebrates
B. Milutinovic, J. Kurtz, Seminars in Immunology 28 (2016) 328–342.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1202   OA
Immune priming in arthropods: an update focusing on the red flour beetle
B. Milutinovic, R. Peuß, K. Ferro, J. Kurtz, Zoology 119 (2016) 254–261.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1431   OA
Host plant use drives genetic differentiation in syntopic populations of Maculinea alcon
A. Tartally, A. Kelager, M. Fürst, D. Nash, PeerJ 2016 (2016).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1184   OA
Mating and longevity in ant males
S. Metzler, J. Heinze, A. Schrempf, Ecology and Evolution 6 (2016) 8903–8906.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1548   OA
Infection of Tribolium castaneum with Bacillus thuringiensis: Quantification of bacterial replication within cadavers, transmission via cannibalism, and inhibition of spore germination
B. Milutinovic, C. Höfling, M. Futo, J. Scharsack, J. Kurtz, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81 (2015) 8135–8144.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1551   OA
Host–pathogen coevolution: The selective advantage of Bacillus thuringiensis virulence and its cry toxin genes
L. El Masri, A. Branca, A. Sheppard, A. Papkou, D. Laehnemann, P. Guenther, S. Prahl, M. Saebelfeld, J. Hollensteiner, H. Liesegang, E. Brzuszkiewicz, R. Daniel, N. Michiels, R. Schulte, J. Kurtz, P. Rosenstiel, A. Telschow, E. Bornberg Bauer, H. Schulenburg, PLoS Biology 13 (2015) 1–30.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1830   OA
Opposing effects of allogrooming on disease transmission in ant societies
F. Theis, L.V. Ugelvig, C. Marr, S. Cremer, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 370 (2015).
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1993   OA
Anti-pathogen protection versus survival costs mediated by an ectosymbiont in an ant host
M. Konrad, A.V. Grasse, S. Tragust, S. Cremer, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 282 (2015).
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850   OA View | Files available | DOI
 
2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1855   OA
A sting in the spit: Widespread cross-infection of multiple RNA viruses across wild and managed bees
D. Mcmahon, M. Fürst, J. Caspar, P. Theodorou, M. Brown, R. Paxton, Journal of Animal Ecology 84 (2015) 615–624.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1831   OA
Sociality and health: Impacts of sociality on disease susceptibility and transmission in animal and human societies
P. Kappeler, S. Cremer, C. Nunn, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 370 (2015) 20140116.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1887
Gemeinsame Krankheitsabwehr in Ameisengesellschaften
S. Cremer, Zoologie (2014) 23–30.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1395
Immune defences in ants: Effects of social immunisation and a fungal ectosymbiont in the ant Lasius neglectus
M. Konrad, Immune Defences in Ants: Effects of Social Immunisation and a Fungal Ectosymbiont in the Ant Lasius Neglectus, IST Austria, 2014.
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2014 | Book Chapter | IST-REx-ID: 1888
Soziale Immunität: Wie sich der Staat gegen Pathogene wehrt Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
S. Cremer, in:, Soziale Insekten in Einer Sich Wandelnden Welt, Pfeil, 2014, pp. 65–72.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2235   OA
Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators
M. Fürst, D. Mcmahon, J. Osborne, R. Paxton, M. Brown, Nature 506 (2014) 364–366.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1404
Evolution of a fungal pathogen towards individual versus social immunity in ants
M. Stock, Evolution of a Fungal Pathogen towards Individual versus Social Immunity in Ants, IST Austria, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2161
Increased grooming after repeated brood care provides sanitary benefits in a clonal ant
C. Westhus, L.V. Ugelvig, E. Tourdot, J. Heinze, C. Doums, S. Cremer, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68 (2014) 1701–1710.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1905
Selection from parasites favours immunogenetic diversity but not divergence among locally adapted host populations
M. Tobler, M. Plath, R. Riesch, I. Schlupp, A.V. Grasse, G. Munimanda, C. Setzer, D. Penn, Y. Moodley, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27 (2014) 960–974.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1998
Individual and social immunisation in insects
L. El Masri, S. Cremer, Trends in Immunology 35 (2014) 471–482.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2086   OA
So near and yet so far: Harmonic radar reveals reduced homing ability of Nosema infected honeybees
S. Wolf, D. Mcmahon, K. Lim, C. Pull, S. Clark, R. Paxton, J. Osborne, PLoS One 9 (2014).
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1999
Organisational immunity in social insects
N. Stroeymeyt, B.E. Casillas Perez, S. Cremer, Current Opinion in Insect Science 5 (2014) 1–15.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2284   OA
Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies
S. Tragust, L.V. Ugelvig, M. Chapuisat, J. Heinze, S. Cremer, BMC Evolutionary Biology 13 (2013) 225.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2926
Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison
S. Tragust, B. Mitteregger, V. Barone, M. Konrad, L.V. Ugelvig, S. Cremer, Current Biology 23 (2013) 76–82.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2283
Tolerating an infection: an indirect benefit of co-founding queen associations in the ant Lasius niger
C. Pull, W. Hughes, M. Brown, Naturwissenschaften 100 (2013) 1125–1136.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3156
Dispersal and gene flow in the rare parasitic Large Blue butterfly Maculinea arion
L.V. Ugelvig, A. Andersen, J. Boomsma, D. Nash, Molecular Ecology 21 (2012) 3224–3236.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3132
Two pathways ensuring social harmony
M. Konrad, T. Pamminger, S. Foitzik, Naturwissenschaften 99 (2012) 627–636.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2938 View | DOI
 
2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3242   OA
Social transfer of pathogenic fungus promotes active immunisation in ant colonies
M. Konrad, M. Vyleta, F. Theis, M. Stock, S. Tragust, M. Klatt, V. Drescher, C. Marr, L.V. Ugelvig, S. Cremer, PLoS Biology 10 (2012) e1001300.
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