- Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestationMartin Kaltenpoth
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology and University of Würzburg, Am Hubland 97074 Würzburg, Germany
Curr Biol 15:475-9. 2005..This is the first report on the cultivation of bacteria in insect antennae and the first case of a symbiosis involving bacteria of the important antibiotic-producing genus Streptomyces...
- 'Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi', an endosymbiotic streptomycete in the antennae of Philanthus digger waspsMartin Kaltenpoth
University of Wurzburg, Department for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Germany
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1403-11. 2006..Primers for the selective amplification of 'Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi' and an oligonucleotide probe for specific detection by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are described...
- The scent of senescence: age-dependent changes in the composition of the cephalic gland secretion of the male European beewolf, Philanthus triangulumMartin Kaltenpoth
University of Wurzburg, Department for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Wurzburg
J Insect Sci 6:1-9. 2006..There were also minor but significant changes in four components among the middle-aged males. These age-related changes in the amount and composition of the male marking secretion might provide reliable indicators for female choice...
- Morphology and ultrastructure of a bacteria cultivation organ: the antennal glands of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)Wolfgang Goettler
Department of Zoology, University of Regensburg, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Wurzburg, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
Arthropod Struct Dev 36:1-9. 2007..Thus, the bacteria are apparently provided with large amounts of nutrients via the gland epithelium and the class 3 gland cell units...
- The odor of origin: kinship and geographical distance are reflected in the marking pheromone of male beewolves (Philanthus triangulum F., Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)Martin Kaltenpoth
University of Wurzburg, Department for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Am Hubland, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
BMC Ecol 7:11. 2007..outbreeding. In the present study, we aimed to assess the potential of the territory marking pheromone of European beewolves as an indicator for genetic compatibility in the context of female choice...
- The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolvesErhard Strohm
Department of Zoology, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
J Chem Ecol 34:575-83. 2008..The biological relevance of the compounds for the prevention of fungal growth on the prey and the significance of the chemical dimorphism are discussed...