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55 Publications

2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6105   OA
Kutzer, Megan, Joachim Kurtz, and Sophie A.O. Armitage. “A Multi-Faceted Approach Testing the Effects of Previous Bacterial Exposure on Resistance and Tolerance.” Journal of Animal Ecology, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12953.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6415
Cremer, Sylvia. “Pathogens and Disease Defense of Invasive Ants.” Current Opinion in Insect Science 33 (2019): 63–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2019.03.011.
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2019 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 6435
Casillas Perez, Barbara E. Collective Defenses of Garden Ants against a Fungal Pathogen. IST Austria, 2019. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:6435.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6552
Cremer, Sylvia. “Social Immunity in Insects.” Current Biology 29, no. 11 (2019): R458–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.03.035.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 617   OA
Kutzer, Megan, Joachim Kurtz, and Sophie Armitage. “Genotype and Diet Affect Resistance, Survival, and Fecundity but Not Fecundity Tolerance.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31, no. 1 (2018): 159–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13211.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 194
Liutkeviciute, Zita, Esther Gil Mansilla, Thomas Eder, Barbara E Casillas Perez, Maria Giulia Di Giglio, Edin Muratspahić, Florian Grebien, et al. “Oxytocin-like Signaling in Ants Influences Metabolic Gene Expression and Locomotor Activity.” The FASEB Journal 32, no. 12 (2018): 6808–21. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800443.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 29   OA
Viljakainen, Lumi, Jaana Jurvansuu, Ida Holmberg, Tobias Pamminger, Silvio Erler, and Sylvia Cremer. “Social Environment Affects the Transcriptomic Response to Bacteria in Ant Queens.” Ecology and Evolution 8, no. 22 (2018): 11031–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4573.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 55
Pull, Christopher, Sina Metzler, Elisabeth Naderlinger, and Sylvia Cremer. “Protection against the Lethal Side Effects of Social Immunity in Ants.” Current Biology 28, no. 19 (2018): R1139–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.063.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 413   OA
Konrad, Matthias, Christopher Pull, Sina Metzler, Katharina Seif, Elisabeth Naderlinger, Anna V Grasse, and Sylvia Cremer. “Ants Avoid Superinfections by Performing Risk-Adjusted Sanitary Care.” PNAS 115, no. 11 (2018): 2782–87. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1713501115.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 7
Stroeymeyt, Nathalie, Anna V Grasse, Alessandro Crespi, Danielle Mersch, Sylvia Cremer, and Laurent Keller. “Social Network Plasticity Decreases Disease Transmission in a Eusocial Insect.” Science 362, no. 6417 (2018): 941–45. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat4793.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 426
Metzler, Sina, Alexandra Schrempf, and Jürgen Heinze. “Individual- and Ejaculate-Specific Sperm Traits in Ant Males.” Journal of Insect Physiology 107 (2018): 284–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.12.003.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616
Pull, Christopher, Line V Ugelvig, Florian Wiesenhofer, Anna V Grasse, Simon Tragust, Thomas Schmitt, Mark Brown, and Sylvia Cremer. “Destructive Disinfection of Infected Brood Prevents Systemic Disease Spread in Ant Colonies.” ELife 7 (2018): e32073. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.32073.001.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 806
Cremer, Sylvia, Christopher Pull, and Matthias Fürst. “Social Immunity: Emergence and Evolution of Colony-Level Disease Protection.” Annual Review of Entomology 63 (2018): 105–23. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-020117-043110.
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2017 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 819   OA
Pull, Christopher. Disease Defence in Garden Ants. IST Austria, 2017. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:th_861.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732
Pull, Christopher, and Sylvia Cremer. “Co-Founding Ant Queens Prevent Disease by Performing Prophylactic Undertaking Behaviour.” BMC Evolutionary Biology 17, no. 1 (2017): 219. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-1062-4.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 459   OA
Cremer, Sylvia. “Invasive Ameisen in Europa: Wie Sie Sich Ausbreiten Und Die Heimische Fauna Verändern.” Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie 46 (2017): 105–16.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 734
Kennedy, Patrick, Gemma Baron, Bitao Qiu, Dalial Freitak, Heikki Helantera, Edmund Hunt, Fabio Manfredini, et al. “Deconstructing Superorganisms and Societies to Address Big Questions in Biology.” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32, no. 11 (2017): 861–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.08.004.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1006   OA
Greenwood, Jenny, Barbara Milutinovic, Robert Peuß, Sarah Behrens, Daniela Essar, Philip Rosenstiel, Hinrich Schulenburg, and Joachim Kurtz. “Oral Immune Priming with Bacillus Thuringiensis Induces a Shift in the Gene Expression of Tribolium Castaneum Larvae.” BMC Genomics 18, no. 1 (2017): 329. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3705-7.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 558
Futo, Momir, Marie Sell, Megan Kutzer, and Joachim Kurtz. “Specificity of Oral Immune Priming in the Red Flour Beetle Tribolium Castaneum.” Biology Letters 13, no. 12 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0632.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 914   OA
Giehr, Julia, Anna V Grasse, Sylvia Cremer, Jürgen Heinze, and Alexandra Schrempf. “Ant Queens Increase Their Reproductive Efforts after Pathogen Infection.” Royal Society Open Science 4, no. 7 (2017): 170547. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170547 .
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1255   OA
Peuß, Robert, Kristina Wensing, Luisa Woestmann, Hendrik Eggert, Barbara Milutinovic, Marlene Sroka, Jörn Scharsack, Joachim Kurtz, and Sophie Armitage. “Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule 1: Testing for a Role in Insect Immunity, Behaviour and Reproduction.” Royal Society Open Science 3, no. 4 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160138.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1262   OA
Mcmahon, Dino, Myrsini Natsopoulou, Vincent Doublet, Matthias Fürst, Silvio Weging, Mark Brown, Andreas Gogol Döring, and Robert Paxton. “Elevated Virulence of an Emerging Viral Genotype as a Driver of Honeybee Loss.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 283, no. 1833 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0811.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1268
Milutinovic, Barbara, and Joachim Kurtz. “Immune Memory in Invertebrates.” Seminars in Immunology 28, no. 4 (2016): 328–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smim.2016.05.004.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1202   OA
Milutinovic, Barbara, Robert Peuß, Kevin Ferro, and Joachim Kurtz. “Immune Priming in Arthropods: An Update Focusing on the Red Flour Beetle.” Zoology 119, no. 4 (2016): 254–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2016.03.006.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1431   OA
Tartally, András, Andreas Kelager, Matthias Fürst, and David Nash. “Host Plant Use Drives Genetic Differentiation in Syntopic Populations of Maculinea Alcon.” PeerJ 2016, no. 3 (2016). https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1865.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1184   OA
Metzler, Sina, Jürgen Heinze, and Alexandra Schrempf. “Mating and Longevity in Ant Males.” Ecology and Evolution 6, no. 24 (2016): 8903–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2474.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1548   OA
Milutinovic, Barbara, Christina Höfling, Momir Futo, Jörn Scharsack, and Joachim Kurtz. “Infection of Tribolium Castaneum with Bacillus Thuringiensis: Quantification of Bacterial Replication within Cadavers, Transmission via Cannibalism, and Inhibition of Spore Germination.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81, no. 23 (2015): 8135–44. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02051-15.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1551   OA
El Masri, Leila, Antoine Branca, Anna Sheppard, Andrei Papkou, David Laehnemann, Patrick Guenther, Swantje Prahl, et al. “Host–Pathogen Coevolution: The Selective Advantage of Bacillus Thuringiensis Virulence and Its Cry Toxin Genes.” PLoS Biology 13, no. 6 (2015): 1–30. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002169.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1830   OA
Theis, Fabian, Line V Ugelvig, Carsten Marr, and Sylvia Cremer. “Opposing Effects of Allogrooming on Disease Transmission in Ant Societies.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 370, no. 1669 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0108.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1993   OA
Konrad, Matthias, Anna V Grasse, Simon Tragust, and Sylvia Cremer. “Anti-Pathogen Protection versus Survival Costs Mediated by an Ectosymbiont in an Ant Host.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 282, no. 1799 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1976.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850   OA
Novak, Sebastian, and Sylvia Cremer. “Fungal Disease Dynamics in Insect Societies: Optimal Killing Rates and the Ambivalent Effect of High Social Interaction Rates.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 372, no. 5 (2015): 54–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.02.018.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1855   OA
Mcmahon, Dino, Matthias Fürst, Jesicca Caspar, Panagiotis Theodorou, Mark Brown, and Robert Paxton. “ A Sting in the Spit: Widespread Cross-Infection of Multiple RNA Viruses across Wild and Managed Bees.” Journal of Animal Ecology 84, no. 3 (2015): 615–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12345.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1831   OA
Kappeler, Peter, Sylvia Cremer, and Charles Nunn. “Sociality and Health: Impacts of Sociality on Disease Susceptibility and Transmission in Animal and Human Societies.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 370, no. 1669 (2015): 20140116. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0116.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1887
Cremer, Sylvia. “Gemeinsame Krankheitsabwehr in Ameisengesellschaften.” Zoologie, 2014, 23–30.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1395
Konrad, Matthias. 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
Cremer, Sylvia. “Soziale Immunität: Wie Sich Der Staat Gegen Pathogene Wehrt  Bayerische Akademie Der Wissenschaften.” In Soziale Insekten in Einer Sich Wandelnden Welt, 43:65–72. Pfeil, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2235   OA
Fürst, Matthias, Dino Mcmahon, Juliet Osborne, Robert Paxton, and Mark Brown. “Disease Associations between Honeybees and Bumblebees as a Threat to Wild Pollinators.” Nature 506, no. 7488 (2014): 364–66. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12977.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1404
Stock, Miriam. 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
Westhus, Claudia, Line V Ugelvig, Edouard Tourdot, Jürgen Heinze, Claudie Doums, and Sylvia Cremer. “Increased Grooming after Repeated Brood Care Provides Sanitary Benefits in a Clonal Ant.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, no. 10 (2014): 1701–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-014-1778-8.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1998
El Masri, Leila, and Sylvia Cremer. “Individual and Social Immunisation in Insects.” Trends in Immunology 35, no. 10 (2014): 471–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.it.2014.08.005.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1905
Tobler, Michael, Martin Plath, Rüdiger Riesch, Ingo Schlupp, Anna V Grasse, Gopi Munimanda, C Setzer, Dustin Penn, and Yoshan Moodley. “Selection from Parasites Favours Immunogenetic Diversity but Not Divergence among Locally Adapted Host Populations.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27, no. 5 (2014): 960–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12370.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2086   OA
Wolf, Stephan, Dino Mcmahon, Ka Lim, Christopher Pull, Suzanne Clark, Robert Paxton, and Juliet Osborne. “So near and yet so Far: Harmonic Radar Reveals Reduced Homing Ability of Nosema Infected Honeybees.” PLoS One 9, no. 8 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103989.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1999
Stroeymeyt, Nathalie, Barbara E Casillas Perez, and Sylvia Cremer. “Organisational Immunity in Social Insects.” Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, no. 1 (2014): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2014.09.001.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2284   OA
Tragust, Simon, Line V Ugelvig, Michel Chapuisat, Jürgen Heinze, and Sylvia Cremer. “Pupal Cocoons Affect Sanitary Brood Care and Limit Fungal Infections in Ant Colonies.” BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, no. 1 (2013): 225. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-13-225.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2926
Tragust, Simon, Barbara Mitteregger, Vanessa Barone, Matthias Konrad, Line V Ugelvig, and Sylvia Cremer. “Ants Disinfect Fungus-Exposed Brood by Oral Uptake and Spread of Their Poison.” Current Biology 23, no. 1 (2013): 76–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.11.034.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2283
Pull, Christopher, William Hughes, and Markus Brown. “Tolerating an Infection: An Indirect Benefit of Co-Founding Queen Associations in the Ant Lasius Niger .” Naturwissenschaften 100, no. 12 (2013): 1125–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-013-1115-5.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3156
Ugelvig, Line V, Anne Andersen, Jacobus Boomsma, and David Nash. “Dispersal and Gene Flow in the Rare Parasitic Large Blue Butterfly Maculinea Arion.” Molecular Ecology 21, no. 13 (2012): 3224–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05592.x.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3132
Konrad, Matthias, Tobias Pamminger, and Susanne Foitzik. “Two Pathways Ensuring Social Harmony.” Naturwissenschaften 99, no. 8 (2012): 627–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-012-0943-z.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2938
Ugelvig, Line V, and Sylvia Cremer. “Effects of Social Immunity and Unicoloniality on Host Parasite Interactions in Invasive Insect Societies.” Functional Ecology 26, no. 6 (2012): 1300–1312. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12013.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3242   OA
Konrad, Matthias, Meghan Vyleta, Fabian Theis, Miriam Stock, Simon Tragust, Martina Klatt, Verena Drescher, Carsten Marr, Line V Ugelvig, and Sylvia Cremer. “Social Transfer of Pathogenic Fungus Promotes Active Immunisation in Ant Colonies.” PLoS Biology 10, no. 4 (2012): e1001300. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001300.
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