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Aurori CM, Buttstedt A, Dezmirean DS, Mărghitaş LA, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2014): What Is the Main Driver of Ageing in Long-Lived Winter Honeybees: Antioxidant Enzymes, Innate Immunity,  or Vitellogenin? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci    69: 633-639.
Aurori_etal_2013_J-Gerontol-A-Biol-Sci-Med-Sci.pdf (2.4 MB)  vom 16.05.2014

Buttstedt A, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2014): Origin and function of  the major royal jelly proteins of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) as members of the yellow gene family. Biol Rev    89: 255-269.
Buttstedt_etal_2013_BiolRev.pdf (2.8 MB)  vom 10.10.2013

Coroian CO, Muñoz I, Schlüns EA, Paniti-Teleky OR, Erler S, Furdui EM, Mărghitaş LA, Dezmirean DS, Schlüns H, De la Rúa P and Moritz RFA (2014): Climate rather than geography separates two European honeybee subspecies. Mol Ecol    23(9): 2353-2361.
Coroian_etal_2014_ME.pdf (2.6 MB)  vom 16.05.2014

Erler S, Denner A, Bobis O, Forsgren E, Moritz RFA (2014): Diversity of honey stores and their impact on pathogenic bacteria of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Ecol Evol   .
Erler_etal_2014_EcolEvol.pdf (412 KB)  vom 08.10.2014

Erler S, Lhomme, Rasmont P, Lattorff HMG (2014): Rapid evolution of antimicrobial peptide genes in an insect host–social parasite system. Infect Genet Evol 23: 129-137.
Erler_etal_2014_InfectGenetEvol.pdf (544.5 KB)  vom 10.03.2014

Gherman BI, Denner A, Bobiş O, Dezmirean DS, Mărghitaş LA, Schlüns H, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2014): Pathogen-associated self-medication behavior in the honeybee Apis mellifera. BES   .
Gherman_etal_2014_BES.pdf (433.2 KB)  vom 29.08.2014


Buttstedt A, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2013): More than royal food - Major royal jelly protein genes in sexuals and workers of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Front Zool    10: 72.
Buttstedt_etal_2013_FrontZool.pdf (899.1 KB)  vom 10.01.2014


BARTH B, SCHARPENBERG H, MORITZ RFA (2012): Eurbee 5 - 5th European Conference of Apidology- Conference Proceeding, 3-7th September 2012, Halle (Saale), Germany.
EurBee5-Conference-Proceeding.pdf (1.6 MB)  vom 28.05.2018

ERLER S, LOMMATZSCH S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Comparative analysis of detection limits and specificity of molecular diagnostic markers for three pathogens (Microsporidia, Nosema spp.) in the key pollinators Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris. Parasitol Res    110: 1403-1410
Erler_etal_2011_ParasitolRes.pdf (168.4 KB)  vom 19.09.2011

ERLER S, POPP M, WOLFF S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Sex, horizontal transmission, and multiple hosts prevent local adaptation of Crithidia bombi, a parasite of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). Ecol Evol   .
Erler_etal_2012_EcolEvol.pdf (685.4 KB)  vom 18.04.2012

POPP M, ERLER S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Seasonal variability of prevalence and occurrence of multiple infections shape the population structure of Crithidia bombi, an intestinal parasite of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). MicrobiolOpen   .
Popp_etal_2012_MicrobiolOpen.pdf (766.4 KB)  vom 16.11.2012

RICHTER J, HELBING S, ERLER S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Social context-dependent immune gene expression in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). BES    66: 791–796
Richter_etal_2012_BES.pdf (177.9 KB)  vom 26.03.2012


ERLER S, POPP M, LATTORFF HMG (2011): Dynamics of Immune System Gene Expression upon Bacterial Challenge and Wounding in a Social Insect (Bombus terrestris). PloS ONE    6
Erler_etal_2011_PlosOne.pdf (258.9 KB)  vom 19.04.2011

WALTER A, WESTPHAL C, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2011): Drinking behaviour of the orb web spider Argiope bruennichi (Araneae; Araneidae). Behaviour    148, 1297-1311
Walter_etal_2011_Behav.pdf (357.6 KB)  vom 19.12.2011


ERLER S, FERENZ HJ, MORITZ RFA and KAATZ HH (2010): Analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Schistocerca gregaria gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Biol J Linn Soc    99: 296-305
Erler_etal_2010_Biol-J-Linn-Soc.pdf (176.1 KB)  vom 01.10.2010

ERLER S, LATTORFF HMG (2010): The degree of parasitism of the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) by cuckoo bumblebees (Bombus (Psithyrus) vestalis). Insect Soc    57: 371–377
Erler_Lattorff_2010_InsSoc.pdf (213.9 KB)  vom 26.01.2011

GENERSCH E, VON DER OHE W, KAATZ H, SCHROEDER A, OTTEN C, BÜCHLER R, BERG S, RITTER W, MÜHLEN W, GISDER S, MEIXNER M, LIEBIG G, ROSENKRANZ P (2010): The German bee monitoring project: a long term study to understand periodically high winter losses of honey bee colonies. Apidologie    41: 332-352
Genersch_etal_2010_Apido.pdf (434.2 KB)  vom 19.04.2011

KATZERKE A, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2010): Size matters: mole (Talpa europaea) hills and nest-site selection of the ant Formica exsecta. Popul Ecol    52: 271-277
Katzerke_etal_2010_PopulEcol.pdf (296.6 KB)  vom 15.09.2010