Heike Feldhaar

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Insights into the microbial world associated with ants
    Evelyn Zientz
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Arch Microbiol 184:199-206. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the colonization of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) trees
    Heike Feldhaar
    Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Zoologie II, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:441-52. 2003
  3. pmc Review. Lifelong commitment to the wrong partner: hybridization in ants
    Heike Feldhaar
    Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie Zoologie II, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2891-9. 2008
  4. pmc Nutritional upgrading for omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia
    Heike Feldhaar
    Department of Behavioural Physiology and Sociobiology Zoology II, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Biol 5:48. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Immune response of the ant Camponotus floridanus against pathogens and its obligate mutualistic endosymbiont
    Carolin Ratzka
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 41:529-36. 2011
  6. pmc Bacteriocyte dynamics during development of a holometabolous insect, the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    BMC Microbiol 10:308. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Population structure and intraspecific aggression in the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo
    Jochen Drescher
    Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology Zoology III, University of Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 9704 Würzburg, Germany
    Mol Ecol 16:1453-65. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Immune reactions of insects on bacterial pathogens and mutualists
    Heike Feldhaar
    Lehrstuhl für Soziobiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie, Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Microbes Infect 10:1082-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Transcriptional profiling of the endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus during different developmental stages of its holometabolous ant host
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 11:877-88. 2009
  10. pmc Promoter characterization in the AT-rich genome of the obligate endosymbiont "Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus"
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    J Bacteriol 191:3747-51. 2009

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Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Insights into the microbial world associated with ants
    Evelyn Zientz
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Arch Microbiol 184:199-206. 2005
    ..In the present review we attempt to provide an overview of the various symbiotic interactions that ants have developed with microorganisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the colonization of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) trees
    Heike Feldhaar
    Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Zoologie II, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:441-52. 2003
    ..Additionally, the considerable geographic substructuring found in the phylogenetic trees of the ants suggests that allopatric speciation has also played a role in the diversification and the current distribution of the Decacrema ants...
  3. pmc Review. Lifelong commitment to the wrong partner: hybridization in ants
    Heike Feldhaar
    Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie Zoologie II, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2891-9. 2008
    ..The morphological similarity of most ant males, perhaps resulting from the lack of sexual conflict, may similarly contribute to the commoness of hybridization...
  4. pmc Nutritional upgrading for omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia
    Heike Feldhaar
    Department of Behavioural Physiology and Sociobiology Zoology II, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Biol 5:48. 2007
    ..Thus, the strongly reduced genome of the endosymbiont retains genes for all subunits of a functional urease, as well as those for biosynthetic pathways for all but one (arginine) of the amino acids essential to the host...
  5. doi request reprint Immune response of the ant Camponotus floridanus against pathogens and its obligate mutualistic endosymbiont
    Carolin Ratzka
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 41:529-36. 2011
    ..Likewise, B. floridanus injected into the hemocoel elicited a comparable immune response of its host C. floridanus. Thus, the host immune system may contribute to controlling the endosymbiont population...
  6. pmc Bacteriocyte dynamics during development of a holometabolous insect, the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    BMC Microbiol 10:308. 2010
    ..In adult hosts the symbiosis appears to degenerate with increasing age of the animals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Population structure and intraspecific aggression in the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo
    Jochen Drescher
    Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology Zoology III, University of Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 9704 Würzburg, Germany
    Mol Ecol 16:1453-65. 2007
    ..While some of the sampled colonies may belong to large supercolonies, others are more likely to represent recently introduced or dispersed propagules that are just beginning to expand...
  8. doi request reprint Immune reactions of insects on bacterial pathogens and mutualists
    Heike Feldhaar
    Lehrstuhl für Soziobiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie, Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Microbes Infect 10:1082-8. 2008
    ..This review provides a brief overview of insect strategies to on the one hand defeat bacterial pathogens while on the other hand cooperating with symbiotic bacteria beneficial for the insects...
  9. doi request reprint Transcriptional profiling of the endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus during different developmental stages of its holometabolous ant host
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 11:877-88. 2009
    ..The few highly expressed genes like those encoding molecular chaperones exhibit a significantly higher G+C content than moderately expressed genes...
  10. pmc Promoter characterization in the AT-rich genome of the obligate endosymbiont "Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus"
    Sascha Stoll
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    J Bacteriol 191:3747-51. 2009
    ..Blochmannia," typical RpoH-dependent promoters were identified. However, no heat shock response resembling that of E. coli could be detected in "Ca. Blochmannia."..
  11. doi request reprint Gene expression analysis of the endosymbiont-bearing midgut tissue during ontogeny of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus
    Carolin Ratzka
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
    J Insect Physiol 59:611-23. 2013
    ..Our results support a key role for amidase PGRPs, especially PGRP-LB, in regulation of the immune response towards endosymbionts in C. floridanus and suggest an involvement of the lysosomal system in control of Blochmannia endosymbionts...
  12. doi request reprint Insects as hosts for mutualistic bacteria
    Heike Feldhaar
    Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Biozentrum, Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 299:1-8. 2009
    ..Here, we compare those endosymbiont-host interactions where the genome of the bacterium is sequenced...
  13. pmc Relevance of the endosymbiosis of Blochmannia floridanus and carpenter ants at different stages of the life cycle of the host
    Evelyn Zientz
    Chair of Microbiology, Biocenter of the University of Wurzburg, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:6027-33. 2006
    ..Groups treated with antibiotics had a significantly reduced success in raising the brood in comparison to untreated control groups, indicating that the symbiosis is relevant for the development of the entire colony...