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Ecological conditions alter cooperative behaviour and its costs in a chemically defended sawfly.

Lindstedt C, Miettinen A, Freitak D, Ketola T, López-Sepulcre A, Mäntylä E, Pakkanen H.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Aug 1;285(1884). pii: 20180466. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0466.


Increased survival of honeybees in the laboratory after simultaneous exposure to low doses of pesticides and bacteria.

Dickel F, Münch D, Amdam GV, Mappes J, Freitak D.

PLoS One. 2018 Jan 31;13(1):e0191256. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191256. eCollection 2018.


Deconstructing Superorganisms and Societies to Address Big Questions in Biology.

Kennedy P, Baron G, Qiu B, Freitak D, Helanterä H, Hunt ER, Manfredini F, O'Shea-Wheller T, Patalano S, Pull CD, Sasaki T, Taylor D, Wyatt CDR, Sumner S.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2017 Nov;32(11):861-872. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Sep 9. Review.


Survival and gene expression under different temperature and humidity regimes in ants.

Stucki D, Freitak D, Sundström L.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 31;12(7):e0181137. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181137. eCollection 2017.


Sources of variance in immunological traits: evidence of congruent latitudinal trends across species.

Meister H, Tammaru T, Sandre SL, Freitak D.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Jul 15;220(Pt 14):2606-2615. doi: 10.1242/jeb.154310. Epub 2017 May 11.


Lepidopteran species have a variety of defence strategies against bacterial infections.

Mikonranta L, Dickel F, Mappes J, Freitak D.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2017 Mar;144:88-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2017.01.012. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Long-Term Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment: Effects on Survival, Immunocompetence and Reproduction Success of Parasemia plantaginis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae).

Dickel F, Freitak D, Mappes J.

J Insect Sci. 2016 Jun 7;16(1). pii: 46. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iew035. Print 2016.


Starvation resistance and tissue-specific gene expression of stress-related genes in a naturally inbred ant population.

Bos N, Pulliainen U, Sundström L, Freitak D.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Apr 13;3(4):160062. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160062. eCollection 2016 Apr.


Ancient Duplications Have Led to Functional Divergence of Vitellogenin-Like Genes Potentially Involved in Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Honey Bees.

Salmela H, Stark T, Stucki D, Fuchs S, Freitak D, Dey A, Kent CF, Zayed A, Dhaygude K, Hokkanen H, Sundström L.

Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Mar 9;8(3):495-506. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw014.


Ants medicate to fight disease.

Bos N, Sundström L, Fuchs S, Freitak D.

Evolution. 2015 Nov;69(11):2979-84. doi: 10.1111/evo.12752. Epub 2015 Sep 16.


Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring Is Mediated via Egg-Yolk Protein Vitellogenin.

Salmela H, Amdam GV, Freitak D.

PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jul 31;11(7):e1005015. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005015. eCollection 2015 Jul.


Inbreeding-related trade-offs in stress resistance in the ant Formica exsecta.

Freitak D, Bos N, Stucki D, Sundström L.

Biol Lett. 2014 Nov;10(11):20140805. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0805.


The maternal transfer of bacteria can mediate trans-generational immune priming in insects.

Freitak D, Schmidtberg H, Dickel F, Lochnit G, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A.

Virulence. 2014 May 15;5(4):547-54. doi: 10.4161/viru.28367. Epub 2014 Mar 6.


Insect immunity: oral exposure to a bacterial pathogen elicits free radical response and protects from a recurring infection.

Mikonranta L, Mappes J, Kaukoniitty M, Freitak D.

Front Zool. 2014 Mar 7;11(1):23. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-11-23.


Complexity and variability of gut commensal microbiota in polyphagous lepidopteran larvae.

Tang X, Freitak D, Vogel H, Ping L, Shao Y, Cordero EA, Andersen G, Westermann M, Heckel DG, Boland W.

PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e36978. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036978. Epub 2012 Jul 17.


Gender- and stressor-specific microRNA expression in Tribolium castaneum.

Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A.

Biol Lett. 2012 Oct 23;8(5):860-3. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0273. Epub 2012 May 23.


Phylogenetic relatedness and host plant growth form influence gene expression of the polyphagous comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album).

Heidel-Fischer HM, Freitak D, Janz N, Söderlind L, Vogel H, Nylin S.

BMC Genomics. 2009 Oct 31;10:506. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-506.


The phytohormone precursor OPDA is isomerized in the insect gut by a single, specific glutathione transferase.

Dabrowska P, Freitak D, Vogel H, Heckel DG, Boland W.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 22;106(38):16304-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906942106. Epub 2009 Sep 8.


Dietary-dependent trans-generational immune priming in an insect herbivore.

Freitak D, Heckel DG, Vogel H.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 22;276(1667):2617-24. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0323. Epub 2009 Apr 15.


Immunity or digestion: glucanase activity in a glucan-binding protein family from Lepidoptera.

Pauchet Y, Freitak D, Heidel-Fischer HM, Heckel DG, Vogel H.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Jan 23;284(4):2214-24. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M806204200. Epub 2008 Nov 25.


Immune response is energetically costly in white cabbage butterfly pupae.

Freitak D, Ots I, Vanatoa A, Hõrak P.

Proc Biol Sci. 2003 Nov 7;270 Suppl 2:S220-2.

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