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55 Publications

2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6105   OA
M. Kutzer, J. Kurtz, and S. A. O. Armitage, “A multi-faceted approach testing the effects of previous bacterial exposure on resistance and tolerance,” Journal of Animal Ecology, 2019.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6415
S. Cremer, “Pathogens and disease defense of invasive ants,” Current Opinion in Insect Science, vol. 33, pp. 63–68, 2019.
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2019 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 6435
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
S. Cremer, “Social immunity in insects,” Current Biology, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. R458–R463, 2019.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 617   OA
M. Kutzer, J. Kurtz, and S. Armitage, “Genotype and diet affect resistance, survival, and fecundity but not fecundity tolerance,” Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 159–171, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 194
Z. Liutkeviciute et al., “Oxytocin-like signaling in ants influences metabolic gene expression and locomotor activity,” The FASEB Journal, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 6808–6821, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 29   OA
L. Viljakainen, J. Jurvansuu, I. Holmberg, T. Pamminger, S. Erler, and S. Cremer, “Social environment affects the transcriptomic response to bacteria in ant queens,” Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, no. 22, pp. 11031–11070, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 55
C. Pull, S. Metzler, E. Naderlinger, and S. Cremer, “Protection against the lethal side effects of social immunity in ants,” Current Biology, vol. 28, no. 19, pp. R1139–R1140, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 413   OA
M. Konrad et al., “Ants avoid superinfections by performing risk-adjusted sanitary care,” PNAS, vol. 115, no. 11, pp. 2782–2787, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 7
N. Stroeymeyt, A. V. Grasse, A. Crespi, D. Mersch, S. Cremer, and L. Keller, “Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect,” Science, vol. 362, no. 6417, pp. 941–945, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 426
S. Metzler, A. Schrempf, and J. Heinze, “Individual- and ejaculate-specific sperm traits in ant males,” Journal of Insect Physiology, vol. 107, pp. 284–290, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616
C. Pull et al., “Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies,” eLife, vol. 7, p. e32073, 2018.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 806
S. Cremer, C. Pull, and M. Fürst, “Social immunity: Emergence and evolution of colony-level disease protection,” Annual Review of Entomology, vol. 63, pp. 105–123, 2018.
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2017 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 819   OA
C. Pull, Disease defence in garden ants. IST Austria, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732
C. Pull and S. Cremer, “Co-founding ant queens prevent disease by performing prophylactic undertaking behaviour,” BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 219, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 459   OA
S. Cremer, “Invasive Ameisen in Europa: Wie sie sich ausbreiten und die heimische Fauna verändern,” Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie, vol. 46, pp. 105–116, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 734
P. Kennedy et al., “Deconstructing superorganisms and societies to address big questions in biology,” Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 861–872, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1006   OA
J. Greenwood et al., “Oral immune priming with Bacillus thuringiensis induces a shift in the gene expression of Tribolium castaneum larvae,” BMC Genomics, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 329, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 558
M. Futo, M. Sell, M. Kutzer, and J. Kurtz, “Specificity of oral immune priming in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum,” Biology Letters, vol. 13, no. 12, 2017.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 914   OA
J. Giehr, A. V. Grasse, S. Cremer, J. Heinze, and A. Schrempf, “Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection,” Royal Society Open Science, vol. 4, no. 7, p. 170547, 2017.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1255   OA
R. Peuß et al., “Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: Testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction,” Royal Society Open Science, vol. 3, no. 4, 2016.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1262   OA
D. Mcmahon et al., “Elevated virulence of an emerging viral genotype as a driver of honeybee loss,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences, vol. 283, no. 1833, 2016.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1268
B. Milutinovic and J. Kurtz, “Immune memory in invertebrates,” Seminars in Immunology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 328–342, 2016.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1202   OA
B. Milutinovic, R. Peuß, K. Ferro, and J. Kurtz, “Immune priming in arthropods: an update focusing on the red flour beetle,” Zoology , vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 254–261, 2016.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1431   OA
A. Tartally, A. Kelager, M. Fürst, and D. Nash, “Host plant use drives genetic differentiation in syntopic populations of Maculinea alcon,” PeerJ, vol. 2016, no. 3, 2016.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1184   OA
S. Metzler, J. Heinze, and A. Schrempf, “Mating and longevity in ant males,” Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, no. 24, pp. 8903–8906, 2016.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1548   OA
B. Milutinovic, C. Höfling, M. Futo, J. Scharsack, and J. 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, vol. 81, no. 23, pp. 8135–8144, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1551   OA
L. El Masri et al., “Host–pathogen coevolution: The selective advantage of Bacillus thuringiensis virulence and its cry toxin genes,” PLoS Biology, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1–30, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1830   OA
F. Theis, L. V. Ugelvig, C. Marr, and S. Cremer, “Opposing effects of allogrooming on disease transmission in ant societies,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 370, no. 1669, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1993   OA
M. Konrad, A. V. Grasse, S. Tragust, and S. 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, vol. 282, no. 1799, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850   OA
S. Novak and S. Cremer, “Fungal disease dynamics in insect societies: Optimal killing rates and the ambivalent effect of high social interaction rates,” Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 372, no. 5, pp. 54–64, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1855   OA
D. Mcmahon, M. Fürst, J. Caspar, P. Theodorou, M. Brown, and R. Paxton, “ A sting in the spit: Widespread cross-infection of multiple RNA viruses across wild and managed bees,” Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 615–624, 2015.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1831   OA
P. Kappeler, S. Cremer, and C. 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, vol. 370, no. 1669, p. 20140116, 2015.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1887
S. Cremer, “Gemeinsame Krankheitsabwehr in Ameisengesellschaften,” Zoologie, pp. 23–30, 2014.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1395
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
S. Cremer, “Soziale Immunität: Wie sich der Staat gegen Pathogene wehrt  Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften,” in Soziale Insekten in einer sich wandelnden Welt, vol. 43, Pfeil, 2014, pp. 65–72.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2235   OA
M. Fürst, D. Mcmahon, J. Osborne, R. Paxton, and M. Brown, “Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators,” Nature, vol. 506, no. 7488, pp. 364–366, 2014.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1404
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
C. Westhus, L. V. Ugelvig, E. Tourdot, J. Heinze, C. Doums, and S. Cremer, “Increased grooming after repeated brood care provides sanitary benefits in a clonal ant,” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 1701–1710, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1998
L. El Masri and S. Cremer, “Individual and social immunisation in insects,” Trends in Immunology, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 471–482, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1905
M. Tobler et al., “Selection from parasites favours immunogenetic diversity but not divergence among locally adapted host populations,” Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 960–974, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2086   OA
S. Wolf et al., “So near and yet so far: Harmonic radar reveals reduced homing ability of Nosema infected honeybees,” PLoS One, vol. 9, no. 8, 2014.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1999
N. Stroeymeyt, B. E. Casillas Perez, and S. Cremer, “Organisational immunity in social insects,” Current Opinion in Insect Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1–15, 2014.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2284   OA
S. Tragust, L. V. Ugelvig, M. Chapuisat, J. Heinze, and S. Cremer, “Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies,” BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 225, 2013.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2926
S. Tragust, B. Mitteregger, V. Barone, M. Konrad, L. V. Ugelvig, and S. Cremer, “Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison,” Current Biology, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 76–82, 2013.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2283
C. Pull, W. Hughes, and M. Brown, “Tolerating an infection: an indirect benefit of co-founding queen associations in the ant Lasius niger ,” Naturwissenschaften, vol. 100, no. 12, pp. 1125–1136, 2013.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3156
L. V. Ugelvig, A. Andersen, J. Boomsma, and D. Nash, “Dispersal and gene flow in the rare parasitic Large Blue butterfly Maculinea arion,” Molecular Ecology, vol. 21, no. 13, pp. 3224–3236, 2012.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3132
M. Konrad, T. Pamminger, and S. Foitzik, “Two pathways ensuring social harmony,” Naturwissenschaften, vol. 99, no. 8, pp. 627–636, 2012.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2938
L. V. Ugelvig and S. Cremer, “Effects of social immunity and unicoloniality on host parasite interactions in invasive insect societies,” Functional Ecology, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1300–1312, 2012.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3242   OA
M. Konrad et al., “Social transfer of pathogenic fungus promotes active immunisation in ant colonies,” PLoS Biology, vol. 10, no. 4, p. e1001300, 2012.
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