Publications

  • Oliver KM & Martinez AJ (2014). How resident microbes modulate ecologically-important traits of insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science. DOI:10.1016/j.cois.2014.08.001.
  • Dykstra HR, Weldon SR, Martinez AJ, White J, Hopper K, Heimpel, G, Asplen M, Oliver KM. (2014). Factors limiting the spread of the protective symbiont Hamiltonella defensa in the aphid Aphis craccivora. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80:18 doi:10.1128/AEM.01775-14.
  • Martinez AJ, Ritter SG, Doremus MR & Oliver KM (2014). Aphid-encoded variability in susceptibility to a parasitoid. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 127 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-127
  • Martinez AJ, Weldon SR & Oliver KM (2014). Effects of parasitism on aphid nutritional and
    Protective symbioses. Molecular Ecology 23:6 1594-1607. doi: 10.1111/mec.12550.
  • Oliver KM & Russell JA (2013). Defensive symbiosis in the real world—framing studies on the diversity and maintenance of protective bacteria in natural insect populations. Functional Ecology. Published online June 2013: DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12133
  • Russell JA, Weldon S, Smith D, Kim KL, Hu Y, Lukasik P, Doll S, Anastopoulos I, Novin M, and Oliver KM (2013) Uncovering symbiont-driven genetic diversity across North American pea aphids. Molecular Ecology 22: 2045-2059.
  • Weldon SR, Strand MR & Oliver KM (2013). Phage loss and the breakdown of a defensive
    symbiosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B. 280 (1751)
  • Oliver KM, Noge K, Huang EM, Campos JM, Becerra JX & Hunter MS (2012) Parasitic wasp responses to symbiont-based defense. BMC Biology 10:11
  • Oliver, K. M., Degnan, P. H., Burke, G. R. & Moran, N. A. 2010. Facultative symbionts of aphids and the horizontal transfer of ecologically important traits. Ann. Review of Entomology 55, 247–266.
  • Oliver, K. M., Degnan, P. H., Hunter, M.S. & Moran, N. A. 2009. Bacteriophages encode factors required for protection in a symbiotic mutualism. Science 325, 992-994.
  • Oliver, K. M. & Moran, N. A. 2009. Defensive symbionts in aphids and other insects in White, J. F. & Torres, M. S. Defensive mutualism in microbial symbiosis. London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Oliver, K. M., Campos, J., Moran, N. A. & Hunter, M. S. 2008. Population dynamics of defensive symbionts in aphids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 275, 293-299.
  • Oliver, K. M., Moran, N. A. & Hunter, M. S. 2006. Costs and benefits of a superinfection of facultative symbionts in aphids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 273, 1273-1280.
  • Oliver, K. M., Moran, N. A. & Hunter, M. S. 2005. Variation in resistance to parasitism in aphids is due to symbionts not host genotype. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, 12795-12800.
  • Oliver, K. M., Russell, J. A., Moran, N. A. & Hunter, M. S. 2003. Facultative bacterial symbionts in aphids confer resistance to parasitic wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100, 1803-1807.