Stefanie Kautz

Summary

Affiliation: The Field Museum
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Host plant use by competing acacia-ants: mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts
    Stefanie Kautz
    Department of General Botany, Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, FB BioGeo, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e37691. 2012
  2. pmc Surveying the microbiome of ants: comparing 454 pyrosequencing with traditional methods to uncover bacterial diversity
    Stefanie Kautz
    Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:525-34. 2013
  3. pmc Distance and sex determine host plant choice by herbivorous beetles
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of Botany Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e55602. 2013
  4. pmc Analyzing plant defenses in nature
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of General Botany Plant Ecology, , FB BioGeo, Essen, Germany
    Plant Signal Behav 4:743-5. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Quantitative variability of cyanogenesis in Cathariostachys madagascariensis-the main food plant of bamboo lemurs in Southeastern Madagascar
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of Botany Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Primatol 71:305-15. 2009
  6. pmc Cyanogenesis of wild lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) is an efficient direct defence in nature
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of General Botany Plant Ecology, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e5450. 2009

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Host plant use by competing acacia-ants: mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts
    Stefanie Kautz
    Department of General Botany, Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, FB BioGeo, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e37691. 2012
    ..Our findings highlight the necessity for using several methods in combination to fully understand how differing life history strategies affect social organization in ants...
  2. pmc Surveying the microbiome of ants: comparing 454 pyrosequencing with traditional methods to uncover bacterial diversity
    Stefanie Kautz
    Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:525-34. 2013
    ..Our work shows that the microbiome associated with Cephalotes varians is dominated by a few dozen bacterial lineages and that 454 sequencing is a cost-efficient tool to screen ant symbiont diversity...
  3. pmc Distance and sex determine host plant choice by herbivorous beetles
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of Botany Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e55602. 2013
    ..This indirect defense can cause ecological costs when herbivores themselves use VOCs as cues to localize suitable host plants. Can VOCs reliably indicate food plant quality to herbivores?..
  4. pmc Analyzing plant defenses in nature
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of General Botany Plant Ecology, , FB BioGeo, Essen, Germany
    Plant Signal Behav 4:743-5. 2009
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  5. doi request reprint Quantitative variability of cyanogenesis in Cathariostachys madagascariensis-the main food plant of bamboo lemurs in Southeastern Madagascar
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of Botany Plant Ecology, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Primatol 71:305-15. 2009
    ..This approach would allow obtaining more detailed insights into spatial variability of giant bamboo's overall browse quality and its impact on lemur herbivores...
  6. pmc Cyanogenesis of wild lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) is an efficient direct defence in nature
    Daniel J Ballhorn
    Department of General Botany Plant Ecology, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e5450. 2009
    ..Our results indicate the general importance of analysing 'multiple defence syndromes' rather than single defence mechanisms in future functional analyses of plant defences...