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Aurori A, Erler S, Bobis O, Dezmirean DS, Mărghitaş LA (2015): Screening for antivirals using an in vivo honeybee - BQCV model system. J Biotechnol    208 (Supplement): S27-S28.
Aurori_etal_2015_J-Biotechnol.pdf (75.5 KB)  vom 25.11.2015

Barribeau SM, ..., Erler S, Helbing S, Lattorff HMG, et al (2015): A depauperate immune repertoire precedes evolution of sociality in bees. Genome Biol    16: 83.
Barribeau_etal_2015_GenomeBiol.pdf (2.5 MB)  vom 06.05.2015

Beaurepaire AL, Truong TA, Fajardo AC, Dinh TQ, Cervancia C, Moritz RFA (2015): Host Specificity in the Honeybee Parasitic Mite, Varroa spp. in Apis mellifera and Apis cerana. Plos One    10: e0135103.
Beaurepaire_etal_2015_PLOSone.pdf (609 KB)  vom 25.02.2016

Doublet V, Labarussias M, de Miranda J, Moritz, RFA, Paxton, R (2015): Bees under stress: sublethal doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide and pathogens interact to elevate honey bee mortality across the life cycle. Environ Microbiol    17: 969-983.
Doublet_etal_2015_EnvironMicrobiol.pdf (668.4 KB)  vom 26.02.2016

Forfert N, Natsopoulou ME, Frey E, Rosenkranz P, Paxton RJ, Moritz RFA (2015): Parasites and pathogens of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) and their influence on intercolonial transmission. Plos One    10: e0140337.
Forfert_etal_2015_PLOSone.pdf (587.9 KB)  vom 16.12.2015

Hönicke C, Bliss P, Moritz RFA (2015): Effect of density on traffic and velocity on trunk trailsof Formica pratensis. Sci Nat    102:17
Hönicke_etal_2015_SciNat.pdf (1.1 MB)  vom 22.04.2015

Kapheim KM, ..., Stolle E, Kraus FB, Helbing S, Moritz RFA, et al (2015): Genomic signatures of evolutionary transitions from solitary to group living. Science    348: 1139-1143.
Kapheim_etal_2015_Science.pdf (1.2 MB)  vom 26.05.2015

Kidner J, Moritz RFA (2015): Host-parasite evolution in male-haploid hosts: an individual based network model. Ecol Evol    29: 93-105.
Kidner_Moritz_2015_EvolEcol.pdf (698 KB)  vom 27.03.2015

Kurze C, Le Conte Y, Dussaubat C, Erler S, Kryger P, Lewkowski O, Müller T, Widder M, Moritz RFA (2015): Nosema tolerant honeybees (Apis mellifera) escape parasitic manipulation of apoptosis. Plos One    10: e0140174.
Kurze_etal_2015_PLOSone.pdf (1.9 MB)  vom 09.10.2015

Lattorff HMG, Buchholz J, Fries I, Moritz RFA (2015): A selective sweep in a Varroa destructor resistant honeybee (Apis mellifera) population. Infect Genet Evol    31: 169-176
Lattorff_etal_2015_InfectGenetEvol.pdf (866.1 KB)  vom 27.02.2015

Sadd BM, ..., Stolle E, Kraus FB, Lattorff HMG, Moritz RFA, Fouks B, et al (2015): The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization. Genome Biol    16: 76.
Sadd_etal_2015_GenomeBiol.pdf (2.4 MB)  vom 06.05.2015

Solazzo G, Seidelmann K, Moritz RFA, Settele J (2015): Tetracosane on the cuticle of the parasitic butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous triggers the first contact in the adoption process by Myrmica rubra foragers. Physiol Entomol    40: 10-17.
Solazzo_etal_2015_Physiol_Entomol.pdf (929.2 KB)  vom 25.02.2016


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

Barth MB, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2014): The Evolution of Extreme Polyandry in Social Insects: Insights from Army Ants. PLOSone    9(8).
Barth_etal_2014_PLOSone.pdf (507.6 KB)  vom 27.03.2015

Beaurepaire AL, Kraus FB, Koeniger G, Koeniger N, Lim H, Moritz RFA (2014): Extensive population admixture on drone congregation areas of the giant honeybee, Apis dorsata (Fabricius, 1793). Ecol Evol   .
Beaurepaire_etal_2014_EcolEvol.pdf (2 MB)  vom 04.12.2014

Behrens D and Moritz RFA (2014): QTL-mapping of individual resistance against American foulbrood in haploid honeybee drone larvae (Apis mellifera). Apidologie    45: 409-417.
Behrens_Moritz_2014_Apido.pdf (723.7 KB)  vom 08.10.2014

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.

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Buttstedt_etal_2013_BiolRev.pdf (2.8 MB)  vom 10.10.2013

Chipman AD, Stolle E, et al (2014): The First Myriapod Genome Sequence Reveals Conservative Arthropod Gene Content and Genome Organisation in the Centipede Strigamia maritima. Plos Biology 11: e1002005.
Chipman_etal_2015_PLOSone.pdf (2 MB)  vom 26.05.2015

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

Elsik CG, Moritz RFA, Stolle E, et al. (2014): Finding the missing honey bee genes: lessons learned from a genome upgrade. BMC Genomics    15:86
Elsik_etal_2014_BMC-Genomics.pdf (1.2 MB)  vom 31.01.2014

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

Fouks B and Lattorff HMG (2014): Comparison of two molecular diagnostic tools for the quantification of Crithidia bombi, a parasite of bumblebees. Entomol Exp Appl   .
Fouks_Lattorff_2014_EntomolExpAppl.pdf (262.7 KB)  vom 31.01.2014

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

Huang Q, Lattorff HMG, Kryger P, Le Conte Y, Moritz RFA (2014): A selective sweep in a microsporidian parasite Nosema-tolerant honeybee population, Apis mellifera. Anim Genet   .
Huang_etal_2014_AnimGenet.pdf (175.6 KB)  vom 31.01.2014

Moritz RFA (2014): Die Ursachen des weltweiten Bienensterbens. In: Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie, Bd. 43, "Soziale Insekten in einer sich wandelnden Welt", p.87-94.
Moritz_2014_Bay-Acad-Wiss.pdf (4.4 MB)  vom 19.01.2015

Pavel CI, Marghitas LA, Dezmirean DS, Tomos LI, Bonta V, Sapcaliu A, Buttstedt A (2014): Comparison between local and commercial royal jelly - use of antioxidant activity and 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic
acid as quality parameter. J Apicult Res    52: 116-123.
Pavel_etal_2014_JAR.pdf (531.8 KB)  vom 10.03.2014

Solazzo G, Moritz RFA, Settele J (2014): The social parasite Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous affects genetic diversity within Myrmica rubra host ant colonies. J Insect Conserv    18: 69-75.
Solazzo_etal_2014_JIC.pdf (449.1 KB)  vom 27.03.2015

Wolf S, Moritz RFA (2014): The pollination potential of free-foraging bumblebee (Bombus spp.) males (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie   .
Wolf_Moritz_2014_Apido.pdf (367.7 KB)  vom 28.01.2014


Barth MB, Moritz RFA, Walter C, Pirk W, Kraus FB (2013): Male-biased dispersal promotes large scale gene flow in a subterranean army ant, Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus. Popul Ecol    55: 523-533.
Barth_etal_2013_PopEcol.pdf (543 KB)  vom 27.03.2015

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

de la Rúa P, Jaffé R, Munoz I, Serrano J, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2013): Conserving genetic diversity in the honeybee: Comments on Harpur et al. (2012). Mol Ecol   .
de-la-Rua_etal_2013_ME.pdf (91.6 KB)  vom 03.06.2013

Evans JD, Schwarz RS, Chen YP, Budge G, Cornman RS, De la Rua P, de Miranda JR, Foret S, Foster L, Gauthier L, Genersch E, Gisder G, Jarosch A, Kucharsk R, Lopez D, Man Lun C, Moritz RFA, Maleszka R, Muñoz I, Pinto MA (2013): Standard methods for molecular research in Apis mellifera. J Apicult Res    52(4).
Evans_etal_2013_JAR.pdf (1.7 MB)  vom 31.01.2014

Fouks B, Lattorff HMG (2013): Social scent marks do not improve avoidance of parasites in foraging bumblebees. J Exp Biol    216: 285-291.
Fouks_Lattorff_2013_J-Exp-Biol.pdf (351 KB)  vom 01.02.2013

Huang Q, Kryger P, Le Conte Y, Lattorff HMG, Kraus FB, Moritz RFA (2013): Four quantitative trait loci associated with low Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) spore load in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Apidologie   .
Huang_etal_2014_Apido.pdf (262.1 KB)  vom 31.01.2014

Kidner J, Moritz RFA (2013): The Red Queen Process does not Select for High Recombination Rates in Haplodiploid Hosts. Evol Biol   
Kidner_Moritz_2013_EvolBiol.pdf (787.4 KB)  vom 03.06.2013

Lattorff HMG, Moritz RFA (2013): Genetic underpinnings of division of labor in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Trends Genet   .
Lattorff_Moritz_2013_TrendsGenet.pdf (1.4 MB)  vom 10.10.2013

Moritz RFA, Kraus FB, Huth-Schwarz A, Wolf S, Castillo Carrillo CA, Paxton RJ, Vandame R (2013): Number of honeybee colonies in areas with high and low beekeeping activity in Southern Mexico. Apidolgie    44: 113-120.
Moritz_etal_2013_Apido.pdf (361.1 KB)  vom 10.10.2013

Solazzo G, Moritz RFA and Settele J (2013): Choice behaviour of Myrmica rubra workers between ant larvae and larvae of their Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous nest parasites. Insectes Sociaux    60: 57-64.
Solazzo_etal_2012_InsSoc.pdf (382.1 KB)  vom 10.12.2012

Stolle E, Kidner JH, Moritz RFA (2013): Patterns of evolutionary conservation of microsatellites (SSRs) suggest a faster rate of genome evolution in social Hymenoptera than in Diptera. Genome Biol Evol    5: 151-162.
Stolle_etal_2013_GBE.pdf (478.2 KB)  vom 01.02.2013

Stolle E, Moritz RFA (2013): RESTseq – Efficient Benchtop Population Genomics with RESTriction Fragment SEQuencing. PlosOne   
Stolle_Moritz_2013_PlosOne.pdf (362.1 KB)  vom 03.06.2013


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

DE SMET L, RAVOET J, DE MIRANDA JR,  WENSELEERS T, MUELLER MY, MORITZ RFA, DE GRAAF DC (2012): BeeDoctor, a Versatile MLPA-Based Diagnostic Tool for Screening Bee Viruses. PLoSone    7 (10): e47953.
de-Smet_etal_2012_PLoSone.pdf (195 KB)  vom 02.11.2012

DUSSAUBAT C, BRUNET J-L, HIGES M, COLBOURNE JK, LOPEZ J, CHOI J-H, MARTIN-HERNANDEZ R, BOTIAS C, COUSIN M, MCDONNELL C, BONNET M, BELZUNCES LP, MORITZ RFA, LE CONTE Y, ALAUX C (2012): Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera. PLoSone    7 (5): e37017.
Dussaubat_etal_2012_PLoSone.pdf (672.8 KB)  vom 04.06.2012

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

HUANG Q, KRYGER P; LE CONTE Y, MORITZ RFA (2012): Survival and immune response of drones of a Nosemosis tolerant honey bee strain towards N. ceranae infections. JIP    109: 297-302
Huang_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (548.6 KB)  vom 04.06.2012

HUTH-SCHWARZ, SETTELE J, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2012): Factors influencing Nosema bombi infections in natural populations of Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). JIP    110: 48–53
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (376.8 KB)  vom 04.06.2012

JAROSCH A, MORITZ RFA (2012): RNA interference in honeybees: off-target effects caused by dsRNA. Apidologie    43: 128-138
Jarosch_Moritz_2011_Apido.pdf (218 KB)  vom 06.10.2011

MIHAI CM, MARGHITAS L, DEZMIREAN DS, CHIRILA F, MORITZ RFA, SCHLÜNS H (2012): Interactions among flavonoids of propolis affect antibacterial activity against the honeybee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae. JIP    110: 68-72
Mihai_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (461.5 KB)  vom 04.06.2012

Mueller MY, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2012): Outbreeding and lack of temporal genetic structure in a drone congregation of the neotropical stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana. Ecol Evol    2: 1304-1311.
Mueller_etal_2013_EcolEvol.pdf (671.8 KB)  vom 31.01.2014

PIRK CWW, LATTORFF HMG, MORITZ RFA, SOLE CL, RADLOFF SE, NEUMANN P, HEPBURN HR, CREWE RM (2012): Reproductive Biology of the Cape Honeybee: A Critique of Beekman et al. J Hered   
Pirk_etal_2012_J-Hered.pdf (68.2 KB)  vom 04.06.2012

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

WOLF S, TOEV T, MORITZ RLV, MORITZ RFA (2011): Spatial and temporal dynamics of the male effective population size in bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Popul Ecol    54: 115-124.
Wolf_etal_2011_PopulEcol.pdf (250 KB)  vom 22.11.2011

YANEZ O, JAFFE R, JAROSCH A, FRIES I, MORITZ RFA, PAXTON RJ, de MIRANDA JR (2012): Deformed wing virus and drone mating flights in the honey bee (Apis mellifera): implications for sexual transmission of a major honey bee virus. Apidologie    43: 17-30
Yanez_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (299.7 KB)  vom 22.08.2011


BEHRENS D, HUANG Q, GESSNER C, ROSENKRANZ P, FREY E, LOCKE B, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Three QTL in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. suppress reproduction of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Ecol Evol   :
Behrens_etal_2011_EcolEvol.pdf (280.6 KB)  vom 21.11.2011

EL-NIWEIRI MAA, MORITZ RFA (2011): Mating in the rain? Climatic variance for polyandry in the honeybee (Apis mellifera jemenitica). Popul Ecol    53: 421-427
El-Niweiri_Moritz_2011_PopulEcol .pdf (453.2 KB)  vom 08.08.2011

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

FOUKS B, LATTORFF HMG (2011): Recognition and avoidance of contaminated flowers by foraging bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). PLoS ONE    6: e26328
Fouks_Lattorff_2011_PlosOne.pdf (302.1 KB)  vom 21.11.2011

HÄRTEL S, WOSSLER TC, MOLTZER G-J, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA, NEUMANN P (2011): Pheromone-mediated reproductive dominance hierarchies among pseudo-clonal honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis). Apidologie   
Haertel_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (383.8 KB)  vom 08.08.2011

HUTH-SCHWARZ A, LEON A, VANDAME R, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Mating frequency and genetic colony structure of the neotropical bumblebee Bombus wilmattae (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie   .
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (422.6 KB)  vom 01.08.2011

HUTH-SCHWARZ A, LEON A, VANDAME R, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Workers dominate male production in the neotropical bumblebee Bombus wilmattae (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Front Zool    8: 13.
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2011_FrontZool.pdf (297.9 KB)  vom 01.08.2011

JAROSCH A, MORITZ RFA (2011): Systemic RNA-interference in the honeybee Apis mellifera: Tissue dependent uptake of fluorescent siRNA after intra-abdominal application observed by laser-scanning microscopy. J Insect Physiol    57: 851-857
Jarosch_Moritz_2011_JIP.pdf (1.5 MB)  vom 22.08.2011

JAROSCH A, STOLLE E, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA (2011): Alternative splicing of a single transcription factor drives selfish reproductive behavior in honeybee workers (Apis mellifera). PNAS    108: 15282-15287
Jarosch_etal_2011_PNAS.pdf (1.8 MB)  vom 06.10.2011

KRAUS FB, GERECKE E, MORITZ RFA (2011): Shift Work has a Genetic Basis in Honeybee Pollen Foragers (Apis mellifera L.). Behav Genet    41: 323-328
Kraus_etal_2011_BehavGenet.pdf (260.1 KB)  vom 19.04.2011

KRAUS FB, SZENTGYORGYI H, ROZEJ E, RHODE M, MORON D, WOYCIECHOWSKI M, MORITZ RFA (2011): Greenhouse bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) spread their genes into the wild. Conserv Genet    12: 187-192
Kraus_etal_2011_ConservGenet.pdf (234.6 KB)  vom 19.04.2011

MORITZ RFA, LATTORFF HMG, CROUS KL, HEPBURN RH (2011): Social parasitism of queens and workers in the Cape honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis). Behav Ecol Sociobiol    65: 735-740
Moritz_etal_2011_BES.pdf (407.5 KB)  vom 27.04.2011

NEUMANN P, HÄRTEL S, KRYGER P, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA (2011): Reproductive division of labour and thelytoky result in sympatric barriers to gene flow in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). J Evol Biol    24: 286–294
Neumann_etal_2011_JEB.pdf (207.2 KB)  vom 26.01.2011

POPP M, LATTORFF HMG (2011): A quantitative in vitro cultivation technique to determine cell number and growth rates in strains of Crithidia bombi (Trypanosomatidae), a parasite of bumblebees. J Eukarayot Microbiol    58: 7-10
Popp_Lattorff_2011_JEM.pdf (100.9 KB)  vom 26.01.2011

STOLLE E, WILFERT L, SCHMID-HEMPEL R, SCHMID-HEMPEL P, KUBE M, REINHARDT R and MORITZ RFA (2011): A second generation genetic map of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) reveals slow genome and chromosome evolution in the Apidae. BMC Genom    12: 48
Stolle_etal_BMC-Genom_2011.pdf (6.9 MB)  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

ZIMMERMANN Y, SCHORKOPF DLP, MORITZ RFA, PEMBERTON RW, QUEZADA-EUAN JJG , ELTZ T (2011): Population genetic structure of orchid bees (Euglossini) in anthropogenically altered landscapes. Conserv Genet    12: 1183-1194
Zimmermann_etal_2012_Conserv-Genet.pdf (346.7 KB)  vom 04.06.2012