Affiliation: Humboldt University
- Life and death of an influential passenger: Wolbachia and the evolution of CI-modifiers by their hostsArnulf Koehncke
Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
PLoS ONE 4:e4425. 2009..Phylogenetic studies of Wolbachia and hosts show that the bacteria rarely cospeciate with their hosts, indicating that infections are lost in host species. However, the mechanisms leading to Wolbachia loss are not well understood...
- We were all young once: an intragenomic perspective on parent-offspring conflictBenjamin Bossan
Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
Proc Biol Sci 280:20122637. 2013..Overall, we demonstrate that a life-history-centred intragenomic approach is necessary to correctly interpret POCs. We further discuss how our work relates to the current debate about the usefulness of inclusive fitness theory...
- A new model and method for understanding Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibilityBenjamin Bossan
Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
PLoS ONE 6:e19757. 2011..Finally, we suggest empirical tests that would allow to distinguish between the models. Generalizing our results might prove interesting for the study of the mechanism and evolution of other host-parasite interactions...