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Cooperative foraging expands dietary niche but does not offset intra-group competition for resources in social spiders.

Majer M, Holm C, Lubin Y, Bilde T.

Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 7;8(1):11828. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30199-x.


Resource availability, mating opportunity and sexual selection intensity influence the expression of male alternative reproductive tactics.

Ghislandi PG, Pekár S, Matzke M, Schulte-Döinghaus S, Bilde T, Tuni C.

J Evol Biol. 2018 Jul;31(7):1035-1046. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13284. Epub 2018 May 19.


Male spiders control offspring sex ratio through greater production of female-determining sperm.

Vanthournout B, Busck MM, Bechsgaard J, Hendrickx F, Schramm A, Bilde T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Mar 28;285(1875). pii: 20172887. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2887.


Characterisation of protein families in spider digestive fluids and their role in extra-oral digestion.

Walter A, Bechsgaard J, Scavenius C, Dyrlund TS, Sanggaard KW, Enghild JJ, Bilde T.

BMC Genomics. 2017 Aug 10;18(1):600. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3987-9.


The house spider genome reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication during arachnid evolution.

Schwager EE, Sharma PP, Clarke T, Leite DJ, Wierschin T, Pechmann M, Akiyama-Oda Y, Esposito L, Bechsgaard J, Bilde T, Buffry AD, Chao H, Dinh H, Doddapaneni H, Dugan S, Eibner C, Extavour CG, Funch P, Garb J, Gonzalez LB, Gonzalez VL, Griffiths-Jones S, Han Y, Hayashi C, Hilbrant M, Hughes DST, Janssen R, Lee SL, Maeso I, Murali SC, Muzny DM, Nunes da Fonseca R, Paese CLB, Qu J, Ronshaugen M, Schomburg C, Schönauer A, Stollewerk A, Torres-Oliva M, Turetzek N, Vanthournout B, Werren JH, Wolff C, Worley KC, Bucher G, Gibbs RA, Coddington J, Oda H, Stanke M, Ayoub NA, Prpic NM, Flot JF, Posnien N, Richards S, McGregor AP.

BMC Biol. 2017 Jul 31;15(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s12915-017-0399-x.


Evolution of sociality in spiders leads to depleted genomic diversity at both population and species levels.

Settepani V, Schou MF, Greve M, Grinsted L, Bechsgaard J, Bilde T.

Mol Ecol. 2017 Aug;26(16):4197-4210. doi: 10.1111/mec.14196. Epub 2017 Jun 27.


Effects of post-hatch brooding temperature on broiler behavior, welfare, and growth.

Henriksen S, Bilde T, Riber AB.

Poult Sci. 2016 Oct 1;95(10):2235-43. doi: 10.3382/ps/pew224. Epub 2016 Jul 21.


Benefits of Group Living Include Increased Feeding Efficiency and Lower Mass Loss during Desiccation in the Social and Inbreeding Spider Stegodyphus dumicola.

Vanthournout B, Greve M, Bruun A, Bechsgaard J, Overgaard J, Bilde T.

Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 2;7:18. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00018. eCollection 2016.


Phylogenetic analysis suggests that sociality is associated with reduced effectiveness of selection.

Settepani V, Bechsgaard J, Bilde T.

Ecol Evol. 2016 Jan 8;6(2):469-77. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1886. eCollection 2016 Jan.


The spider hemolymph clot proteome reveals high concentrations of hemocyanin and von Willebrand factor-like proteins.

Sanggaard KW, Dyrlund TF, Bechsgaard JS, Scavenius C, Wang T, Bilde T, Enghild JJ.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Feb;1864(2):233-41. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.11.004. Epub 2015 Nov 24.


Comparative genomic study of arachnid immune systems indicates loss of beta-1,3-glucanase-related proteins and the immune deficiency pathway.

Bechsgaard J, Vanthournout B, Funch P, Vestbo S, Gibbs RA, Richards S, Sanggaard KW, Enghild JJ, Bilde T.

J Evol Biol. 2016 Feb;29(2):277-91. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12780. Epub 2015 Nov 22.


Evidence for loss of nepotism in the evolution of permanent sociality.

Berger-Tal R, Lubin Y, Settepani V, Majer M, Bilde T, Tuni C.

Sci Rep. 2015 Sep 3;5:13284. doi: 10.1038/srep13284.


Questioning evidence of group selection in spiders.

Grinsted L, Bilde T, Gilbert JD.

Nature. 2015 Aug 27;524(7566):E1-3. doi: 10.1038/nature14595. No abstract available.


Low genetic diversity and strong but shallow population differentiation suggests genetic homogenization by metapopulation dynamics in a social spider.

Settepani V, Bechsgaard J, Bilde T.

J Evol Biol. 2014 Dec;27(12):2850-5. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12520. Epub 2014 Oct 28.


Flow cytometric sexing of spider sperm reveals an equal sperm production ratio in a female-biased species.

Vanthournout B, Deswarte K, Hammad H, Bilde T, Lambrecht B, Hendrickx F.

Biol Lett. 2014 May;10(5):20140159. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0159.


Spider genomes provide insight into composition and evolution of venom and silk.

Sanggaard KW, Bechsgaard JS, Fang X, Duan J, Dyrlund TF, Gupta V, Jiang X, Cheng L, Fan D, Feng Y, Han L, Huang Z, Wu Z, Liao L, Settepani V, Thøgersen IB, Vanthournout B, Wang T, Zhu Y, Funch P, Enghild JJ, Schauser L, Andersen SU, Villesen P, Schierup MH, Bilde T, Wang J.

Nat Commun. 2014 May 6;5:3765. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4765. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2014;5:4590.


Cooperative breeding favors maternal investment in size over number of eggs in spiders.

Grinsted L, Breuker CJ, Bilde T.

Evolution. 2014 Jul;68(7):1961-73. doi: 10.1111/evo.12411. Epub 2014 May 5.


Sperm storage mediated by cryptic female choice for nuptial gifts.

Albo MJ, Bilde T, Uhl G.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Dec 7;280(1772):20131735.


Social spiders of the genus Anelosimus occur in wetter, more productive environments than non-social species.

Majer M, Agnarsson I, Svenning JC, Bilde T.

Naturwissenschaften. 2013 Nov;100(11):1031-40. doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1106-6. Epub 2013 Nov 1.


Fitness consequences of outcrossing in a social spider with an inbreeding mating system.

Berger-Tal R, Tuni C, Lubin Y, Smith D, Bilde T.

Evolution. 2014 Feb;68(2):343-51. doi: 10.1111/evo.12264. Epub 2013 Sep 20.


Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider.

Grinsted L, Pruitt JN, Settepani V, Bilde T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jul 31;280(1767):20131407. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1407. Print 2013 Sep 22.


Polyandrous females acquire indirect benefits in a nuptial feeding species.

Tuni C, Albo MJ, Bilde T.

J Evol Biol. 2013 Jun;26(6):1307-16. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12137. Epub 2013 May 3.


A comparison of inbreeding depression in tropical and widespread Drosophila species.

Bechsgaard JS, Hoffmann AA, Sgró C, Loeschcke V, Bilde T, Kristensen TN.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e51176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051176. Epub 2013 Feb 27.


Habitat productivity constrains the distribution of social spiders across continents - case study of the genus Stegodyphus.

Majer M, Svenning JC, Bilde T.

Front Zool. 2013 Feb 23;10(1):9. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-9.


Effects of within-colony competition on body size asymmetries and reproductive skew in a social spider.

Grinsted L, Bilde T.

J Evol Biol. 2013 Mar;26(3):553-61. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12072. Epub 2013 Jan 3.


Task specialization in two social spiders, Stegodyphus sarasinorum (Eresidae) and Anelosimus eximius (Theridiidae).

Settepani V, Grinsted L, Granfeldt J, Jensen JL, Bilde T.

J Evol Biol. 2013 Jan;26(1):51-62. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12024. Epub 2012 Nov 19.


Subsocial behaviour and brood adoption in mixed-species colonies of two theridiid spiders.

Grinsted L, Agnarsson I, Bilde T.

Naturwissenschaften. 2012 Dec;99(12):1021-30. doi: 10.1007/s00114-012-0983-4. Epub 2012 Oct 24.


Orthologous genes identified by transcriptome sequencing in the spider genus Stegodyphus.

Mattila TM, Bechsgaard JS, Hansen TT, Schierup MH, Bilde T.

BMC Genomics. 2012 Feb 14;13:70. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-70.


Moderate multiple parentage and low genetic variation reduces the potential for genetic incompatibility avoidance despite high risk of inbreeding.

Tuni C, Goodacre S, Bechsgaard J, Bilde T.

PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29636. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029636. Epub 2012 Jan 3.


Worthless donations: male deception and female counter play in a nuptial gift-giving spider.

Albo MJ, Winther G, Tuni C, Toft S, Bilde T.

BMC Evol Biol. 2011 Nov 14;11:329. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-329.


No inbreeding depression for low temperature developmental acclimation across multiple Drosophila species.

Kristensen TN, Loeschcke V, Bilde T, Hoffmann AA, Sgró C, Noreikienė K, Ondrésik M, Bechsgaard JS.

Evolution. 2011 Nov;65(11):3195-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01359.x. Epub 2011 Jun 16.


Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality.

Abbot P, Abe J, Alcock J, Alizon S, Alpedrinha JA, Andersson M, Andre JB, van Baalen M, Balloux F, Balshine S, Barton N, Beukeboom LW, Biernaskie JM, Bilde T, Borgia G, Breed M, Brown S, Bshary R, Buckling A, Burley NT, Burton-Chellew MN, Cant MA, Chapuisat M, Charnov EL, Clutton-Brock T, Cockburn A, Cole BJ, Colegrave N, Cosmides L, Couzin ID, Coyne JA, Creel S, Crespi B, Curry RL, Dall SR, Day T, Dickinson JL, Dugatkin LA, El Mouden C, Emlen ST, Evans J, Ferriere R, Field J, Foitzik S, Foster K, Foster WA, Fox CW, Gadau J, Gandon S, Gardner A, Gardner MG, Getty T, Goodisman MA, Grafen A, Grosberg R, Grozinger CM, Gouyon PH, Gwynne D, Harvey PH, Hatchwell BJ, Heinze J, Helantera H, Helms KR, Hill K, Jiricny N, Johnstone RA, Kacelnik A, Kiers ET, Kokko H, Komdeur J, Korb J, Kronauer D, Kümmerli R, Lehmann L, Linksvayer TA, Lion S, Lyon B, Marshall JA, McElreath R, Michalakis Y, Michod RE, Mock D, Monnin T, Montgomerie R, Moore AJ, Mueller UG, Noë R, Okasha S, Pamilo P, Parker GA, Pedersen JS, Pen I, Pfennig D, Queller DC, Rankin DJ, Reece SE, Reeve HK, Reuter M, Roberts G, Robson SK, Roze D, Rousset F, Rueppell O, Sachs JL, Santorelli L, Schmid-Hempel P, Schwarz MP, Scott-Phillips T, Shellmann-Sherman J, Sherman PW, Shuker DM, Smith J, Spagna JC, Strassmann B, Suarez AV, Sundström L, Taborsky M, Taylor P, Thompson G, Tooby J, Tsutsui ND, Tsuji K, Turillazzi S, Ubeda F, Vargo EL, Voelkl B, Wenseleers T, West SA, West-Eberhard MJ, Westneat DF, Wiernasz DC, Wild G, Wrangham R, Young AJ, Zeh DW, Zeh JA, Zink A.

Nature. 2011 Mar 24;471(7339):E1-4; author reply E9-10. doi: 10.1038/nature09831.


Intersexual trophic niche partitioning in an ant-eating spider (Araneae: Zodariidae).

Pekár S, Martišová M, Bilde T.

PLoS One. 2011 Jan 27;6(1):e14603. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014603.


Relatedness facilitates cooperation in the subsocial spider, Stegodyphus tentoriicola.

Ruch J, Heinrich L, Bilde T, Schneider JM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Oct 27;9:257. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-257.


Postmating sexual selection favors males that sire offspring with low fitness.

Bilde T, Foged A, Schilling N, Arnqvist G.

Science. 2009 Jun 26;324(5935):1705-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1171675.


Sex differences in the genetic architecture of lifespan in a seed beetle: extreme inbreeding extends male lifespan.

Bilde T, Maklakov AA, Meisner K, la Guardia L, Friberg U.

BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Feb 6;9:33. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-33.


Characterization of microsatellite loci in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus (Araneae: Eresidae).

Bilde T, Tuni C, Cariani A, Santini A, Tabarroni C, Garoia F, Goodacre SL.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2009 Jan;9(1):128-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02296.x. Epub 2008 Oct 6.


The genetic architecture of fitness in a seed beetle: assessing the potential for indirect genetic benefits of female choice.

Bilde T, Friberg U, Maklakov AA, Fry JD, Arnqvist G.

BMC Evol Biol. 2008 Oct 26;8:295. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-295.


Benefits of cooperation with genetic kin in a subsocial spider.

Schneider JM, Bilde T.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 5;105(31):10843-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0804126105. Epub 2008 Jul 25.


Survival benefits select for group living in a social spider despite reproductive costs.

Bilde T, Coates KS, Birkhofer K, Bird T, Maklakov AA, Lubin Y, Avilés L.

J Evol Biol. 2007 Nov;20(6):2412-26.


Death feigning in the face of sexual cannibalism.

Bilde T, Tuni C, Elsayed R, Pekár S, Toft S.

Biol Lett. 2006 Mar 22;2(1):23-5.


The age and evolution of sociality in Stegodyphus spiders: a molecular phylogenetic perspective.

Johannesen J, Lubin Y, Smith DR, Bilde T, Schneider JM.

Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Jan 22;274(1607):231-7.


Sexual conflict in the wild: elevated mating rate reduces female lifetime reproductive success.

Maklakov AA, Bilde T, Lubin Y.

Am Nat. 2005 May;165 Suppl 5:S38-45.


The transition to social inbred mating systems in spiders: role of inbreeding tolerance in a subsocial predecessor.

Bilde T, Lubin Y, Smith D, Schneider JM, Maklakov AA.

Evolution. 2005 Jan;59(1):160-74.


Quantifying food limitation of arthropod predators in the field.

Bilde T, Toft S.

Oecologia. 1998 Jun;115(1-2):54-58. doi: 10.1007/s004420050490.


Tissue culture supernatants from human islets of Langerhans activate the oxidative burst response of human monocytes in vitro.

Josefsen K, Nielsen H, Hansen WA, Kristensen JK, Bilde T, Bendtzen K, Buschard K.

Life Sci. 1995 Mar 10;56(16):1333-42.


Retroperitoneal fibrosis treated with methylprednisolon pulse and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

Harreby M, Bilde T, Helin P, Meyhoff HH, Vinterberg H, Nielsen VA.

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1994 Sep;28(3):237-42.


Trends in a Danish urologic department during the years 1979 and 1984.

Karlsborg M, Sejr T, Bilde T.

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1993;27(2):231-4.


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