Publications

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  1. Salmela H, Amdam G, Freitak D. Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring is Mediated via Egg-yolk Protein Vitellogenin (accepted in PloS Pathogens, publishing date 07.07.2015).
  2. Freitak D, Bos N, Stucki D, Sundström L. (2014) Inbreeding related trade-offs in stress resistance in the ant Formica exsecta. Biology Letters, 10:11.
  3. Freitak D, Schmidtberg H, Dickel F, Lochnit G, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2014) The maternal transfer of bacteria can mediate trans-generational immune priming in insects. Virulence, 5:4, 547–554.
  4. Mikonranta L, Mappes J, Kaukoniitty M, Freitak D (2014) Insect immunity: oral exposure to a bacterial pathogen elicits free radical response and protects from a recurring infection. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:23.
  5. Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A. (2012) Gender- and sterssor-specific micro-RNA expression Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters, 8 (5): 860-863.
  6. Tang X, Freitak D, Vogel H, Ping L, Shao Y, Cordero EA, Andersen G, Westermann M, Heckel DG, Boland W. Complexity and Variability of Gut Commensal Microbiota in Polyphagous Lepidopteran Larvae. PLoS One, 7 (7) (2012): e36978.
  7. Dabrowska P, Freitak D, Vogel H, Heckel DG, Boland W. (2009) The phytohormone precursor OPDA is isomerized in the insect gut by a single, specific glutathione transferase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106 (38): 16304-16309.
  8. Heidel-Fischer HM#, Freitak D#, Janz N#, Söderlind L, Vogel H, Nylin S. (2009) Phylogenetic relatedness and host plant growth form influence gene expression of the polyphagous comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album). BMC Genomics 10: 506 (#Contributed equally).
  9. Freitak D, Heckel DG, Vogel H. (2009) Dietary-dependent trans-generational immune priming in an insect herbivore. Proceedings of the Royal Society London: B, Vol. 276: 2617-2624.
  10. Freitak D, Heckel DG, Vogel H. (2009) Bacterial feeding induces changes in immune-related gene expression and has trans-generational impacts in the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni). Frontiers in Zoology 6:7.
  11. Pauchet Y, Freitak D, Fischer HM, Heckel DG, Vogel H. (2009) IMMUNITY OR DIGESTION: Glucanase activity in a glucan-binding protein family from Lepidoptera. JBC, 284(4): 2214-2224.
  12. Freitak D, Wheat CW, Heckel DG, Vogel H. (2007) Immune system responses and fitness costs associated with consumption of bacteria in larvae of Trichoplusia ni. BMC Biology, 5:56.
  13. Freitak D, Heckel D, Vogel H. (2007) The effect of microorganisms in the food on the growth rate and immune system of cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni). Journal of Insect Science, 7.
  14. Meylaers K, Freitak D, Schoofs L. (2007) Immunocompetence of Galleria mellonella: Sex- and stage-specific differences and the physiological cost of mounting an immune response during metamorphosis. Journal of Insect Physiology, 53 (2), 146-156. (Cited 13 times)
  15. Freitak D, Vanatoa A, Ots I, Rantala MJ. (2005). Formation of melanin-based wing patterns is influenced by condition and immune challenge in Pieris brassicae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 116(3), 237 – 243.
  16. Ots I, Freitak D, Vanatoa A. (2005). Expression of immunity and general condition in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae), in relation to origin and gender. Entomological Science, 8(2), 173 – 178.
  17. Freitak D, Ots I, Vanatoa A, Hõrak P. (2003). Immune response is energetically costly in white cabbage butterfly pupae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270, S220 – S222.

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