F Thomas

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Country: France

Publications

  1. ncbi Biochemical and histological changes in the brain of the cricket Nemobius sylvestris infected by the manipulative parasite Paragordius tricuspidatus (Nematomorpha)
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    Int J Parasitol 33:435-43. 2003
  2. ncbi Understanding parasite strategies: a state-dependent approach?
    Frederic Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 34032 Cedex 1, Montpellier, France
    Trends Parasitol 18:387-90. 2002
  3. ncbi Egg size variability in trematodes: test of the bet-hedging hypothesis
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    J Parasitol 89:1159-62. 2003
  4. ncbi Parasitic manipulation: where are we and where should we go?
    Frederic Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, GEMI UMR CNRS IRD 2724, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    Behav Processes 68:185-99. 2005
  5. ncbi Human birthweight evolution across contrasting environments
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926 Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, Montpellier Cedex, France
    J Evol Biol 17:542-53. 2004
  6. ncbi 'Suicide' of crickets harbouring hairworms: a proteomics investigation
    D G Biron
    GEMI, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, IRD, 911 av Agropolis BP 64501, Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Insect Mol Biol 15:731-42. 2006
  7. ncbi Hairworm anti-predator strategy: a study of causes and consequences
    F Ponton
    Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Parasitology 133:631-8. 2006
  8. ncbi Trypanosoma brucei brucei induces alteration in the head proteome of the tsetse fly vector Glossina palpalis gambiensis
    T Lefevre
    GEMI, Montpellier, France
    Insect Mol Biol 16:651-60. 2007
  9. ncbi Egg production by metacercariae of Microphallus papillorobustus: a reproductive insurance?
    C L Wang
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926 Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    J Helminthol 76:279-81. 2002
  10. ncbi Are there pros as well as cons to being parasitized?
    F Thomas
    CEPM, UMR CNRS IRD 9926, 911 Avenue Agropolis BP 5045, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 34032 Montpellier 1, Cedex, France
    Parasitol Today 16:533-6. 2000

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi Biochemical and histological changes in the brain of the cricket Nemobius sylvestris infected by the manipulative parasite Paragordius tricuspidatus (Nematomorpha)
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    Int J Parasitol 33:435-43. 2003
    ..The mitotic index exhibited a two-fold increase in infected crickets as compared with uninfected crickets. This is the first study to document changes in the brain of insects infected by nematomorphs...
  2. ncbi Understanding parasite strategies: a state-dependent approach?
    Frederic Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 34032 Cedex 1, Montpellier, France
    Trends Parasitol 18:387-90. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi Egg size variability in trematodes: test of the bet-hedging hypothesis
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    J Parasitol 89:1159-62. 2003
    ..Experimental tests of the bet-hedging hypothesis will be necessary to clarify the matter...
  4. ncbi Parasitic manipulation: where are we and where should we go?
    Frederic Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, GEMI UMR CNRS IRD 2724, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    Behav Processes 68:185-99. 2005
  5. ncbi Human birthweight evolution across contrasting environments
    F Thomas
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926 Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, Montpellier Cedex, France
    J Evol Biol 17:542-53. 2004
    ..The comparative analysis supports these theoretical expectations, in particular the finding that birthweight is higher than predicted in highly parasitized countries...
  6. ncbi 'Suicide' of crickets harbouring hairworms: a proteomics investigation
    D G Biron
    GEMI, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, IRD, 911 av Agropolis BP 64501, Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Insect Mol Biol 15:731-42. 2006
    ..The two hairworm species produce effective molecules acting directly on the CNS of their orthoptera hosts...
  7. ncbi Hairworm anti-predator strategy: a study of causes and consequences
    F Ponton
    Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Parasitology 133:631-8. 2006
    ..Remarkably, the number of offspring produced by worms having escaped a predator was not reduced compared with controls...
  8. ncbi Trypanosoma brucei brucei induces alteration in the head proteome of the tsetse fly vector Glossina palpalis gambiensis
    T Lefevre
    GEMI, Montpellier, France
    Insect Mol Biol 16:651-60. 2007
    ..Our data pave the way for future investigation of the alteration of the glossina central nervous system during infection by trypanosomes...
  9. ncbi Egg production by metacercariae of Microphallus papillorobustus: a reproductive insurance?
    C L Wang
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926 Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    J Helminthol 76:279-81. 2002
    ....
  10. ncbi Are there pros as well as cons to being parasitized?
    F Thomas
    CEPM, UMR CNRS IRD 9926, 911 Avenue Agropolis BP 5045, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 34032 Montpellier 1, Cedex, France
    Parasitol Today 16:533-6. 2000
    ..Here, Frédéric Thomas and colleagues review several ecological situations in which parasitized individuals enjoy a selective advantage over unparasitized conspecifics...
  11. ncbi Interaction between Gammarinema gammari (Nematoda), Microphallus papillorobustus (Trematoda) and their common host Gammarus insensibilis (Amphipoda)
    J Fauchier
    Centre d'Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro-Organismes, CEPM/UMR CNRS-IRD 9926, Montpellier, France
    J Parasitol 87:1479-81. 2001
    ..gammari than paired ones. However, we found no evidence for parasite-mediated reduction in male competitiveness because the mean number of G. gammari was not significantly different between paired and unpaired males...
  12. pmc Human fertility variation, size-related obstetrical performance and the evolution of sexual stature dimorphism
    J F Guegan
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, Montpellier, France
    Proc Biol Sci 267:2529-35. 2000
    ..We discuss our results in relation to other hypotheses on the evolution of sexual stature dimorphism in humans...
  13. pmc Behavioural manipulation in a grasshopper harbouring hairworm: a proteomics approach
    D G Biron
    GEMI, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, IRD, 911 av Agropolis BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2117-26. 2005
    ..These results support the hypothesis that host behavioural changes are mediated by a mix of direct and indirect chemical manipulation...
  14. pmc Do distantly related parasites rely on the same proximate factors to alter the behaviour of their hosts?
    F Ponton
    GEMI, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, Centre de Recherche IRD, 911, Avenue Agropolis BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2869-77. 2006
    ..Moreover, proteins required to alter the same physiological compartment can be specific or conversely common in both systems, illustrating in the latter case a molecular convergence in the proximate mechanisms of manipulation...
  15. ncbi Disease diversity and human fertility
    J F Guegan
    Unite Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Institut de Recherche pour le Développement 9926, Centre I R D de Montpellier, France
    Evolution 55:1308-14. 2001
    ..Thus, disease control may not only lower the costs associated with morbidity, but could also contribute directly or indirectly to reductions in human population growth...
  16. ncbi Negative influence of Gammarinema gammari (Nematoda) on the fecundity of Microphallus papillorobustus (Trematoda): field and experimental evidence
    C L Wang
    Centre d Etude sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes, CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, IRD, Montpellier, France
    J Parasitol 88:425-7. 2002
    ..By manipulating the nematode abundance in the laboratory, it was confirmed that G. gammari has a negative effect on egg production in M. papillorobustus...
  17. ncbi Parasites and host life-history traits: implications for community ecology and species co-existence
    F Thomas
    CEPM, UMR CNRS IRD 9926, 911 Avenue Agropolis B P 5045, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 34032, Montpellier, France
    Int J Parasitol 30:669-74. 2000
    ..We discuss the idea that these indirect effects could influence the structure of free-living and parasite communities. We explore this idea in relation to related concepts including 'parasitic arbitration' and engineering processes...
  18. ncbi Evidence for phylogenetic inheritance in pathogenicity of Mycobacterium
    M C Leclerc
    Centre d Etudes sur le Polymorphisme des Micro Organismes CEPM UMR CNRS IRD 9926, IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, B P 5045, 34032 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 83:265-74. 2003
    ..The most pathogen were found in the slow-growing/long helix 18 group, and within this group in the most derived taxa...
  19. ncbi International variability of ages at menarche and menopause: patterns and main determinants
    F Thomas
    CEPM, UMR CNRS-IRD 9926, , Montpellier, France
    Hum Biol 73:271-90. 2001
    ..Rather, complementary research on a larger scale, such as this study, may be more appropriate in defining some interesting applications to the practical problems of human ecology...
  20. doi Risks of emerging infectious diseases: evolving threats in a changing area, the mediterranean basin
    M Vittecoq
    Centre de Recherche de la Tour du Valat, Arles, France Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs Ecologie, Genetique, Evolution et Contrôle, UMR IRD CNRS UM 5290, Montpellier, France
    Transbound Emerg Dis 61:17-27. 2014
    ..Building on recent examples, we try to identify upcoming challenges and discuss ways to meet them in the light of existing international human and veterinary health guidelines and their possible improvements. ..