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2022

  • Tehel, A., Streicher, T., Tragust, S. and Paxton, R. J. (2022) Experimental cross species transmission of a major viral pathogen in bees is predominantly from honeybees to bumblebees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289 (1969): 20212255. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2255   

2021

  • Gippet, J. M. W., Colin, T., Grangier, J., Winkler, F., Haond, M., Dumet, A., Tragust, S., Mondy, N., and Bernard, K. (2021) Land-cover and climate factors contribute to the prevalence of the ectoparasitic fungus Laboulbenia formicarum in its invasive ant host Lasius neglectus. Fungal Ecology 51: 101045. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2021.101045   
  • Dosch, C., Manigk, A., Streicher, T., Tehel, A., Paxton R. J. and Tragust, S. (2021) The gut microbiota can provide viral tolerance in the honey bee. Microorganisms 9 (4): 871. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9040871   

2020

  • Tragust, S., Hermann, C., Häfner, J., Braasch, R., Tilgen, C., Hook, M., Milidakis, M. A., Gross, R. and Feldhaar, H. (2020) Formicine ants swallow their highly acidic poison for gut microbial selection and control. eLife 9: e60287: DOI: 10.7554/eLife.60287   
  • Tehel, A., Streicher, T., Tragust, S., and Paxton, R. J. (2020) Experimental infection of bumblebees with honeybee-associated viruses: no direct fitness costs but potential future threats to novel wild bee hosts. Royal Society Open Science 7(7): 200480. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.200480   
  • Reider, S. J., Moosmang, S., Tragust, J., Trgovec-Greif, L., Tragust, S., Perschy, L., Przysiecki, N., Sturm, S., Tilg, H., Stuppner, H., Rattei, H. and Moschen, A. R. (2020) Prebiotic effects of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on the composition and function of the human microbiota—Results from the PAGODA Trial. Nutrients 12 (5): 1257. DOI: 10.3390/nu12051257   
  • Tragust, S., Brinker, P. Rossel, N. and Otti, O. (2020) Balancing life history investment decisions in founding ant queens. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 76. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00076   

2019

  • Brinker, P., Weig, A., Rambold, G., Feldhaar, H. and Tragust, S. (2019) Microbial community composition of nest-carton and adjoining soil of the ant Lasius fuliginosus and the role of host secretions in structuring microbial communities. Fungal Ecology 38: 44-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.08.007   

2018

  • Pull, C. D., Ugelvig, L. V., Wiesenhofer, F., Tragust, S., Schmitt, T., Brown, M. J. F. and Cremer, S. (2018) Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies. eLife: e32073. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.32073   

2017

  • Baracchi, D. and Tragust, S. (2017) Venom as a component of external immune defence in Hymenoptera. Toxinology, (ed.) Gopalakrishnakone, P., Vol. 8 Evolution of Venomous Animals and Their Venoms, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6458-3_3   

2016

  • Tragust, S. (2016) External immune defence in ant societies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): the role of antimicrobial venom gland and metapleural gland secretion. Myrmecological News 23:119-128. DOI: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_023:119   
  • Pamminger, T., Steier, T. and Tragust, S. (2016) High temperature and temperature variation undermine future disease susceptibility in a population of the invasive garden ant Lasius negectus. The Science of Nature (formerly Die Naturwissenschaften) 103: 46. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-016-1373-0   
  • Tragust, S., Tartally, A., Espadaler, X. and Billen, J. (2016) Histopathology of Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales): ectoparasitic fungi on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 23: 81-89. DOI: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_023:081   

2015

  • Tragust, S., Feldhaar, H., Espadaler, X. and Pedersen, J. S. (2015) Rapid increase of the parasitic fungus Laboulbenia formicarum in supercolonies of the invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus. Biological Invasions 17: 2795-2801. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-0917-0   
  • Gegner, T., Otti, O., Tragust, S. and Feldhaar, H. (2015) Do microsporidia function as “biological weapon” for Harmonia axyridis under natural conditions? Insect Science 22: 353-359. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12224   
  • Konrad, M., Grasse A. V., Tragust, S. and Cremer, S. (2015) Anti-pathogen protection versus survival costs mediated by an ectosymbiont in an ant host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282 (1799): 20141976. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1976   

2014

  • Otti, O., Tragust, S.* and Feldhaar, H. (2014) Unifying external and internal immune defences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29 (11): 625-634. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.09.002   . *Joint first author

2013

  • Tragust, S., Ugelvig, L. V., Chapuisat, M., Heinze, J. and Cremer, S. (2013) Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 225. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-225   
  • Tragust, S., Mitteregger, B., Barone, V., Konrad, M., Ugelvig, L. V. and Cremer, S. (2013) Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison. Current Biology 23 (1): 76-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.11.034   

2012

  • Konrad, M., Vyleta, M. L., Theis, F. J., Stock, M., Tragust, S., Klatt, M., Drescher, V., Marr, C., Ugelvig, L. V. and Cremer, S. (2012) Social transfer of pathogenic fungus promotes active immunization in ant colonies, PLoS Biology 10 (4): e1001300. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001300   

2011

  • Espadaler, X., Lebas, C., Wagenknecht, J. and Tragust, S. (2011) Laboulbenia formicarum (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales), an exotic parasitic fungus, on an exotic ant in France. Vie et Milieu – Life and Environment 61 (1): 41-44. Link to article   

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