Experts and Doctors on wasps in Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Locale: Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Reineke A, Asgari S, Schmidt O. Evolutionary origin of Venturia canescens virus-like particles. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2006;61:123-33 pubmed
..canescens VLP proteins are more related to cellular proteins than to viruses. ..
Kroiss J, Kaltenpoth M, Schneider B, Schwinger M, Hertweck C, Maddula R, et al
. Symbiotic Streptomycetes provide antibiotic combination prophylaxis for wasp offspring. Nat Chem Biol. 2010;6:261-3 pubmed publisher
..The complementary action of all symbiont-produced antibiotics confers a potent antimicrobial defense for the wasp larvae that parallels the 'combination prophylaxis' known from human medicine. ..
Kaltenpoth M, Roeser Mueller K, Koehler S, Peterson A, Nechitaylo T, Stubblefield J, et al
. Partner choice and fidelity stabilize coevolution in a Cretaceous-age defensive symbiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:6359-64 pubmed publisher
..Thus, partner choice can play an important role even in predominantly vertically transmitted symbioses by stabilizing the cooperative association over evolutionary timescales. ..
Kaltenpoth M, Showers Corneli P, Dunn D, Weiss R, Strohm E, Seger J. Accelerated evolution of mitochondrial but not nuclear genomes of Hymenoptera: new evidence from crabronid wasps. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32826 pubmed publisher
..Thus, our results suggest that the ancestral parasitic lifestyle of Apocrita is unlikely to be the major cause for the elevated substitution rates observed in hymenopteran mitochondrial genomes. ..