Selected publications

  • Baldini F., Segata N., Pompon J., Marcenac P., Shaw W.R., Dabiré R.K., Diabaté A., Levashina E.A., Catteruccia F. (2014) Evidence of natural Wolbachia infections in field populations of Anopheles gambiae. Nat. Commun. 5, e3985 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms4985)

  • Ciosi M, Masiga DK, Turner CMR (2014) Laboratory Colonisation and Genetic Bottlenecks in the Tsetse Fly Glossina pallidipes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8 (2), e2697 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002697)

  • Pondeville E, Puchot N, Meredith JM, Lynd A, Vernick KD, Lycett GJ, Eggleston P, Bourgouin C. (2014) Efficient ΦC31 integrase-mediated site-specific germline transformation of Anopheles gambiae. Nat Protoc. 9 (7): 1698-712. (doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.117)

  • McFarlane M., C. Arias-Goeta, E. Martin, Z. O’Hara, A. Lulla, L. Mousson, S. M. Rainey, S. Misbah, E. Schnettler, C. L. Donald, A. Merits, A. Kohl*, and A.-B. Failloux*. (2014) Characterization of Aedes aegypti innate-immune pathways that limit chikungunya virus replication. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(7):e2994. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002994) (*Co-corresponding authors)

  • Baldini, F., Gabrieli, P., South, A., Valim, C., Mancini, F., and Catteruccia, F. (2013) The interaction between a sexually transferred steroid hormone and a female protein regulates oogenesis in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. PLoS Biology, 11 (10). e1001695. ISSN 1544-9173 (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001695)

  • Schnettler E., C. L. Donald, S. Human, M. Watson, R. W. C. Siu, M. McFarlane, J. K. Fazakerley, A. Kohl, and R. Fragkoudis. (2013) Knockdown of piRNA pathway proteins results in enhanced Semliki Forest virus production in mosquito cells. Journal of General Virology 94(7):1680-1689. (doi: 10.1099/vir.0.053850-0)

  • Schnettler E., M. Ratinier, M. Watson, A. E. Shaw, M. McFarlane, M. Varela, R. M. Elliott, M. Palmarini, and A. Kohl. (2013) RNA interference targets arbovirus replication in Culicoides cells. Journal of Virology 87: 2441-2454. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.02848-12)

  • Emami, S.N, Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. & H.M. Ferguson (2013). The impact of human blood with low erythrocyte density the fitness and energetic reserves of An. gambiae s.s. Malaria Journal. 12:45. (doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-45)

  • Lyimo, I.N, Haydon, D.T., Russell, T.L., Mbina, K.F., Daraja, A.A., Mbehela, E.M., Reeve, R & H.M. Ferguson (2013). The impact of host species and vector control measures on the fitness of African malaria vectors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 280: 20122823. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2823)

  • Lyimo, I.N., Haydon, D.T., Mbina, K.F., Daraja, A.A, Mbehela, E.M., Reeve, R, & Ferguson, H.M. (2012). The fitness of African malaria vectors in the presence and limitation of host behaviour. Malaria Journal. 11: 425. (doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-425)

  • Rodriguez-Andres J., S. Rani, M. Varjak, M. E. Chase-Topping, M. H. Beck, M. C. Ferguson, E. Schnettler, R. Fragkoudis, G. Barry, A. Merits, J. K. Fazakerley, M. R. Strand, and A. Kohl (2012). Phenoloxidase activity acts as a mosquito innate immune response against infection with Semliki Forest virus. PLoS Pathogens 8(11): e1002977. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002977)

  • Rogers, D.W., Baldini, F., Battaglia, F., Panico, M., Dell, A., Morris, H.R., and Catteruccia, F. (2009) Transglutaminase-mediated semen coagulation controls sperm storage in the malaria mosquito. PLoS Biology, 7 (12). e1000272. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000272)

  • Pondeville E, Maria A, Jacques JC, Bourgouin C, and Dauphin-Villemant C. (2008) Anopheles gambiae males produce and transfer the vitellogenic steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone to females during mating. PNAS 105 (50): 19631-19636. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0809264105)