Experts and Doctors on feeding behavior in Jena, Thuringia, Germany


Locale: Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Topic: feeding behavior

Top Publications

  1. Rodríguez Pérez J, Wiegand K, Ward D. Interaction between ungulates and bruchid beetles and its effect on Acacia trees: modeling the costs and benefits of seed dispersal to plant demography. Oecologia. 2011;167:97-105 pubmed publisher
    ..Managing and restoring acacia seed dispersers is key to conserving acacia populations, because low-to-medium seed removal could quickly restore their regeneration capacity. ..
  2. Stickel A, Rohdemann M, Landes T, Engel K, Banas R, Heinz A, et al. Changes in Nutrition-Related Behaviors in Alcohol-Dependent Patients After Outpatient Detoxification: The Role of Chocolate. Subst Use Misuse. 2016;51:545-52 pubmed publisher
    ..These changes were not associated with alcohol craving. For a subgroup, increasing the frequency of chocolate consumption might be a temporary protective factor with respect to alcohol relapse. ..
  3. Kleinteich T, Haas A. Cranial musculature in the larva of the caecilian, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis (Lissamphibia: Gymnophiona). J Morphol. 2007;268:74-88 pubmed
    ..However, the m. pterygoideus and the m. levator quadrati are unique to the Gymnophiona. ..
  4. von Dahl C, Winz R, Halitschke R, Kuhnemann F, Gase K, Baldwin I. Tuning the herbivore-induced ethylene burst: the role of transcript accumulation and ethylene perception in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant J. 2007;51:293-307 pubmed
    ..Ethylene signaling is shown to be essential in regulating two traits that are important in the N. attenuata-M. sexta interaction: OS-induced nicotine levels and floral longevity. ..
  5. Heiss E, Handschuh S, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. Musculoskeletal architecture of the prey capture apparatus in salamandrid newts with multiphasic lifestyle: does anatomy change during the seasonal habitat switches?. J Anat. 2016;228:757-70 pubmed publisher
    ..alpestris. It was therefore concluded that the seasonal habitat shifts are accompanied by a species-dependent muscular plasticity of which the potential effect on multiphasic feeding performance in newts remains unclear. ..
  6. Kost C, Heil M. The defensive role of volatile emission and extrafloral nectar secretion for lima bean in nature. J Chem Ecol. 2008;34:1-13 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that EFN plays a more important role as an indirect defense of lima bean than VOCs or any other JA-responsive trait. ..
  7. Roy A, Walker W, Vogel H, Chattington S, Larsson M, Anderson P, et al. Diet dependent metabolic responses in three generalist insect herbivores Spodoptera spp. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;71:91-105 pubmed publisher
    ..Unexpectedly, the C- and R-strains of S. frugiperda fed on the same diet showed large differences in expression patterns between these two closely related taxa. ..
  8. Rayapuram C, Baldwin I. Using nutritional indices to study LOX3-dependent insect resistance. Plant Cell Environ. 2006;29:1585-94 pubmed
    ..attenuata's oxylipin-mediated defenses are important for resisting attack from M. sexta larvae, and that Waldbauer nutritional assays reveal behavioural and physiological counter responses of insects to these plant defenses. ..
  9. Liu Z, Scheirs J, Heckel D. Host plant flowering increases both adult oviposition preference and larval performance of a generalist herbivore. Environ Entomol. 2010;39:552-60 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that the manipulation of flowering plants for the attraction of oviposition is relevant to pest control of this polyphagous species. ..

More Information


  1. Pentzold S, Zagrobelny M, Bjarnholt N, Kroymann J, Vogel H, Olsen C, et al. Metabolism, excretion and avoidance of cyanogenic glucosides in insects with different feeding specialisations. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2015;66:119-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Aphid species avoided uptake of CNglcs during feeding. Our results imply that non-adapted insects tolerate plant CNglcs either by keeping them intact for excretion, metabolizing them, or avoiding uptake. ..
  2. Rzanny M, Voigt W. Complexity of multitrophic interactions in a grassland ecosystem depends on plant species diversity. J Anim Ecol. 2012;81:614-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that the functioning of the entire ecological community is critically linked to the diversity of its component plants species. ..
  3. Roda A, Halitschke R, Steppuhn A, Baldwin I. Individual variability in herbivore-specific elicitors from the plant's perspective. Mol Ecol. 2004;13:2421-33 pubmed
    ..N. attenuata plants use FACs from feeding caterpillars to tailor their wound responses but do not use the variability in FAC ratios to recognize attack from an individual caterpillar. ..
  4. Farhan A, Gulati J, Groβe Wilde E, Vogel H, Hansson B, Knaden M. The CCHamide 1 receptor modulates sensory perception and olfactory behavior in starved Drosophila. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2765 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition it revealed that the CCHamide-1 receptor is another important factor governing starvation-induced olfactory modifications. ..
  5. Franke J, Moldenhauer A, Hildebrandt A, Dorn W. Are birds reservoir hosts for Borrelia afzelii?. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2010;1:109-12 pubmed publisher
    ..afzelii. The cause for this unusually high prevalence remains unknown, indicating the need of further studies on bird-feeding ticks that should include a higher sample size. ..
  6. Groot A, Classen A, Inglis O, Blanco C, Lopez J, Terán Vargas A, et al. Genetic differentiation across North America in the generalist moth Heliothis virescens and the specialist H. subflexa. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:2676-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The finding that the specialist shows more population differentiation than the generalist corroborates the notion that host specialization is not an evolutionary dead end but a dynamic trait. ..
  7. Bonaventure G. Perception of insect feeding by plants. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2012;14:872-80 pubmed publisher
    ..These processes are central in the orchestration of plant defence responses against insects. ..
  8. Krång A, Knaden M, Steck K, Hansson B. Transition from sea to land: olfactory function and constraints in the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita clypeatus. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:3510-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our results reveal that the Coenobita olfactory system is restricted to a limited number of water-soluble odourants, and that high humidity is most critical for its function...
  9. Kirsch R, Vogel H, Muck A, Reichwald K, Pasteels J, Boland W. Host plant shifts affect a major defense enzyme in Chrysomela lapponica. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:4897-901 pubmed publisher
  10. Hartl M, Giri A, Kaur H, Baldwin I. Serine protease inhibitors specifically defend Solanum nigrum against generalist herbivores but do not influence plant growth and development. Plant Cell. 2010;22:4158-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, specific single SPIs or their combinations defend S. nigrum against generalist herbivores, while the defense against herbivores specialized on SPI-rich diets requires other unknown defense mechanisms...
  11. Stensmyr M, Dweck H, Farhan A, Ibba I, Strutz A, Mukunda L, et al. A conserved dedicated olfactory circuit for detecting harmful microbes in Drosophila. Cell. 2012;151:1345-57 pubmed publisher
    ..The geosmin detection system is a conserved feature in the genus Drosophila that provides flies with a sensitive, specific means of identifying unsuitable feeding and breeding sites. ..
  12. Badenes Perez F, Reichelt M, Heckel D. Can sulfur fertilisation improve the effectiveness of trap crops for diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)?. Pest Manag Sci. 2010;66:832-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Two types of B. vulgaris var. arcuata were used: the G-type, resistant to P. xylostella and proposed as a 'dead-end' trap crop, and the P-type, not resistant to P. xylostella and used as a control...
  13. Huang M, Abel C, Sohrabi R, Petri J, Haupt I, Cosimano J, et al. Variation of herbivore-induced volatile terpenes among Arabidopsis ecotypes depends on allelic differences and subcellular targeting of two terpene synthases, TPS02 and TPS03. Plant Physiol. 2010;153:1293-310 pubmed publisher
    ..Our studies show that both pseudogenization in the TPS family and subcellular segregation of functional TPS enzymes control the variation and plasticity of induced volatile emissions in wild plant species. ..
  14. Unsicker S, Franzke A, Specht J, Kohler G, Linz J, Renker C, et al. Plant species richness in montane grasslands affects the fitness of a generalist grasshopper species. Ecology. 2010;91:1083-91 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that decreasing biodiversity threatens the persistence not only of specialist, but also of generalist insect herbivores via a variety of mechanisms including a decrease in diversity of the generalists' food plants. ..
  15. Scherber C, Heimann J, Kohler G, Mitschunas N, Weisser W. Functional identity versus species richness: herbivory resistance in plant communities. Oecologia. 2010;163:707-17 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that selective herbivory changes the functional composition of plant communities and that compositional changes due to selective herbivory depend on plant species richness. ..
  16. Schwarzkopf A, Rosenberger D, Niebergall M, Gershenzon J, Kunert G. To feed or not to feed: plant factors located in the epidermis, mesophyll, and sieve elements influence pea aphid's ability to feed on legume species. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e75298 pubmed publisher
    ..A combination of plant factors influences the behavior of pea aphid host races on different legume species and likely contributes to the maintenance of these races. ..
  17. Berger B, Baldwin I. The hydroxyproline-rich glycopeptide systemin precursor NapreproHypSys does not play a central role in Nicotiana attenuata's anti-herbivore defense responses. Plant Cell Environ. 2007;30:1450-64 pubmed
    ..We conclude that NapreproHypSys does not play a central role in anti-herbivore defense signalling in this native tobacco. ..
  18. Zavala J, Baldwin I. Jasmonic acid signalling and herbivore resistance traits constrain regrowth after herbivore attack in Nicotiana attenuata. Plant Cell Environ. 2006;29:1751-60 pubmed
    ..These results are consistent with the existence of JA- and resource-mediated trade-offs between regrowth and herbivore resistance traits. ..
  19. Feistel F, Paetz C, Lorenz S, Beran F, Kunert G, Schneider B. Idesia polycarpa (Salicaceae) leaf constituents and their toxic effect on Cerura vinula and Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera) larvae. Phytochemistry. 2017;143:170-179 pubmed publisher
    ..polycarpa leaves, compared to larvae fed on Populus nigra leaves. Potential reasons for the poor performance of both herbivores on I. polycarpa leaves are discussed. ..
  20. W nsche H, Baldwin I, Wu J. Silencing NOA1 elevates herbivory-induced jasmonic acid accumulation and compromises most of the carbon-based defense metabolites in Nicotiana attenuata(F). J Integr Plant Biol. 2011;53:619-31 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest the involvement of NOA1 in N. attenuata's defense against M. sexta attack, and highlight its role in photosynthesis, and biosynthesis of jasmonates and secondary metabolites...
  21. Badenes Pérez F, Reichelt M, Gershenzon J, Heckel D. Phylloplane location of glucosinolates in Barbarea spp. (Brassicaceae) and misleading assessment of host suitability by a specialist herbivore. New Phytol. 2011;189:549-56 pubmed publisher
    ..are sufficient to be perceived by ovipositing DBM...
  22. Onkokesung N, Baldwin I, Galis I. The role of jasmonic acid and ethylene crosstalk in direct defense of Nicotiana attenuata plants against chewing herbivores. Plant Signal Behav. 2010;5:1305-7 pubmed
    ..Our data points to an important accessory function of ET in the activation of JA-regulated plant defenses against herbivores at the level of alkaloid biosynthesis in the roots and/or accumulation in the leaves. ..
  23. Gaquerel E, Weinhold A, Baldwin I. Molecular interactions between the specialist herbivore Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphigidae) and its natural host Nicotiana attenuata. VIII. An unbiased GCxGC-ToFMS analysis of the plant's elicited volatile emissions. Plant Physiol. 2009;149:1408-23 pubmed publisher
    ..This work also underscores the value of ultra-high-resolution GCxGC-ToF analysis combined with the nontargeted mining of the resulting data. ..
  24. Thoms C, Schupp P. Activated chemical defense in marine sponges--a case study on Aplysinella rhax. J Chem Ecol. 2008;34:1242-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the findings of this study, we address the question whether activated defenses may be more common in sponges--and perhaps also in other sessile marine invertebrates--than hitherto believed. ..
  25. Zavala J, Giri A, Jongsma M, Baldwin I. Digestive duet: midgut digestive proteinases of Manduca sexta ingesting Nicotiana attenuata with manipulated trypsin proteinase inhibitor expression. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e2008 pubmed publisher
    ..sexta, inhibiting gut proteinase and affecting larval performance. ..
  26. Pandey S, Shahi P, Gase K, Baldwin I. Herbivory-induced changes in the small-RNA transcriptome and phytohormone signaling in Nicotiana attenuata. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:4559-64 pubmed publisher
  27. Giri A, Wünsche H, Mitra S, Zavala J, Muck A, Svatos A, et al. Molecular interactions between the specialist herbivore Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) and its natural host Nicotiana attenuata. VII. Changes in the plant's proteome. Plant Physiol. 2006;142:1621-41 pubmed
    ..We conclude that the response of the plant's proteome to herbivore elicitation is complex, and integrated transcriptome-proteome-metabolome analysis is required to fully understand this ubiquitous ecological interaction. ..
  28. Schwachtje J, Minchin P, Jahnke S, van Dongen J, Schittko U, Baldwin I. SNF1-related kinases allow plants to tolerate herbivory by allocating carbon to roots. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:12935-40 pubmed publisher
    ..This tolerance mechanism complements the likely defensive value of diverting resources to a less vulnerable location within the plant...