Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth – Publikationen


Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth

Evolutionäre Ökologie
Institut für Organismische und Molekulare Evolutionsbiologie
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15
55128 Mainz

Tel. 06131 / 39 24411
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Wierz, J.C., Gaube, P., Klebsch, D., Kaltenpoth M. & Flórez, L.V. (2021) Transmission of Bacterial Symbionts With and Without Genome Erosion Between a Beetle Host and the Plant Environment, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.715601

Nechitaylo, T.  Y. et al. (2021). Incipient genome erosion and metabolic streamlining for antibiotic production in a defensive symbiont. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi: 10.1073/pnas.2023047118,

Kiefer, J. S. T. et al. (2021) Inhibition of a nutritional endosymbiont by glyphosate abolishes mutualistic benefit on cuticle synthesis in Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Communications Biology 4: 554, DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02057-6


Bauer, E., Kaltenpoth, M. & Salem, H. (2020) Minimal fermentative metabolism fuels extracellular symbiont in leaf beetles. The ISME Journal 14: 866-870.

Lemoine, M., Engl, T. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2020) Microbial symbionts expanding or constraining abiotic niche space in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 39:14-20 (invited review).

Kaltenpoth, M. (2020) An endosymbiont's journey through metamorphosis of its insect host. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 117 (35): 20994-20996

Kaltenpoth, M. & Flórez, L.V. (2020) Versatile and dynamic symbioses between insects and Burkholderia bacteria. Annual Review of Entomology 65: 145-170 (invited review).

Reis, F., Kirsch, R., Pauchet, Y., Bauer, E., Bilz, L.C., Fukumori, K., Fukatsu, T., Kölsch, G. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2020) Bacterial symbionts support larval sap feeding and adult folivory in (semi-)aquatic reed beetles. Nature Communications 11, 2964.

Semiatizki, A., Weiss, B., Bagim, S., Rohkin-Shalom, S., Kaltenpoth, M. & Chiel, E. (2020). Effects, interactions, and localization of Rickettsia and Wolbachia in the house fly parasitoid, Spalangia endius. Microb Ecology.

Waterworth, S.C., Flórez, L.V., Rees, E.R., Hertweck, C., Kaltenpoth, M. & Kwan, J.C. (2020) Horizontal gene transfer to a defensive symbiont with a reduced genome in a multipartite beetle microbiome. mBio 11: e02430-19.

Wu, Y., Liu, Q., Weiss, B., Kaltenpoth, M. & Kodowaki, T. (2020). Honey Bee Suppresses the Parasitic Mite Vitellogenin by Antimicrobial Peptide. Front. Microbiology., DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01037.


Dietel, A.-K., Merker, H., Kaltenpoth, M. & Kost C. (2019) Selective advantages favour high genomic AT-contents in intracellular elements. PLoS Genetics 15 (4): e1007778.

Martinez, A.J., Onchuru, T.O., Ingham, C.S., Sandoval-Calderon, M., Salem, H., Deckert, J. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Angiosperm to Gymnosperm host-plant switch entails shifts in microbiota of the Welwitschia bug, Probergrothius angolensis (Distant, 1902). Molecular Ecology 28: 5172-5187.

Onchuru, T.O. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Quantitative PCR primer design affects quantification of dsRNA-mediated gene knockdown. Ecology and Evolution 9 (14): 8187-8192.

Onchuru, T. O. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Established cotton stainer gut bacterial mutualists evade regulation by host antimicrobial peptides. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85 (13): e00738-19.

Schneider, D.I., Ehrman, L., Engl, T., Kaltenpoth, M., Hua-Van, A., Le Rouzic, A. & Miller, W.J. (2019) Symbiont-driven male mating success in the neotropical Drosophila paulistorum superspecies. Behavior Genetics 49 (1): 83-98.

Segers, F.H.I.D., Kaltenpoth, M. & Foitzik, S. (2019) Abdominal microbial communities in ants depend on colony membership rather than caste and are linked to colony productivity. Ecology and Evolution 9: 13450-13467.

Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Ruther, J., Kaltenpoth, M. & Engl, T. (2019) Nitric oxide radicals are emitted by wasp eggs to kill mold fungi. eLife 8: e43718.


Dietel, A.-K., Kaltenpoth, M. & Kost C. (2018) Convergent evolution in intracellular elements: plasmids as model endosymbionts. Trends in Microbiology, 26 (9): 755-768.

Dose, B., Niehs, S.P., Scherlach, K., Flórez, L.V., Kaltenpoth, M. & Hertweck, C. (2018) Unexpected bacterial origin of the antibiotic icosalide: two-tailed depsipeptide assembly in multifarious Burkholderia symbionts. ACS Chemical Biology, 13: 2414-2420.

Engl, T., Eberl, N., Gorse, C., Krueger, T., Schmidt, T.H.-P., Plarre, R., Adler, C., Kaltenpoth M. (2018) Ancient symbiosis confers desiccation resistance to stored grain pest beetles. Molecular Ecology 27 (8): 2095-2108.

Engl, T., Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) Influence of microbial symbionts on insect pheromones. Natural Product Reports, 35: 386-397.

Engl, T., Kroiss, J., Kai, M., Nechitaylo, T., Svatoš, A., Kaltenpoth, M. (2018). Evolutionary stability of antibiotic protection in a defensive symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,115 (9): E2020-E2029.

Engl, T., Michalkova, V., Weiss, B. L., Uzel, G. D., Takac, P., Miller, W. J., Abd-Alla, A. M. M., Aksoy, S., and Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) Effect of antibiotic treatment and gamma-irradiation on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and mate choice in tsetse flies (Glossina m. morsitans). BMC Microbiology. doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1292-7

Flórez, L., Scherlach, K., Miller, I., Rodrigues, A., Kwan, J., Hertweck, C. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) An antifungal polyketide associated with horizontally acquired genes supports symbiont-mediated defense in Lagria villosa beetles. Nature Communications 9: 2478.

Onchuru, T. O., Martinez, A., Ingham, C. S. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) Transmission of mutualistic bacteria in social and gregarious insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 28: 50-58.

Onchuru, T.O., Martinez, A.J. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) The cotton stainer’s gut microbiota suppresses infection of a co-transmitted trypanosomatid parasite. Molecular Ecology, 27 (16): 3408-3419. Cover article.

Pakwan, C., Kaltenpoth, M., Weiss, B., Chantawannakul, P., Jun, G. & Disayathanoowat, T. (2018) Bacterial communities associated with the ectoparasitic mites Varroa destructor and Tropilaelaps mercedesae of honey bees (Apis mellifera). FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix160.

Paniagua Voirol, L.R., Frago, E., Kaltenpoth, M., Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2018) Bacterial symbionts in Lepidoptera: Their variability, transmission and impact on the host. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 556.

Shukla, S.P., Plata, C., Reichelt, M., Steiger, S., Heckel, D.G., Kaltenpoth, M., Vilcinskas, A. & Vogel, H. (2018) Microbiome-assisted carrion preservation aids larval development in a burying beetle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1812808115.

Shukla, S.P., Vogel, H., Heckel, D.G., Vilcinskas, A., Kaltenpoth, M. (2018) Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring. Molecular Ecology, 27 (8): 1980-1991.

Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Ruther, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Engl, T. (2018) Nitric oxide radicals are emitted by wasp eggs to kill mold fungi, bioRxiv, 495085, doi: 


Adam, N., Erler, T., Kallenbach, M., Kaltenpoth, M., Kunert, G., Baldwin, I.T. & Schuman, M.C. (2017) Co-infestation of Nicotiana attenuata plants by a generalist leafhopper changes the sex ratio of the specialist herbivore Tupiocoris notatus. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 59 (1): 44-59.

Alonso-Pernas, P., Arias-Cordero, E., Novoselov, A., Ebert, C., Rybak, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Westermann, M., Neugebauer, U., Boland, W. (2017) Bacterial community and PHB-accumulating bacteria associated with the wall and specialized niches of the hindgut of the forest cockchafer (Melolontha hippocastani). Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 291.

Berasategui, A., Salem, H., Paetz, C., Santoro, M., Gershenzon, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Schmdit, A. (2017), Gut microbiota of the pine weevil degrades conifer diterpenes and increases insect fitness. Molecular Ecology 26 (15): 4099-4110..

Flórez, L. V. and Kaltenpoth, M. (2017) Symbiont dynamics and strain diversity in the defensive mutualism between Lagria beetles and Burkholderia. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (9): 3674-3688.

Flórez, L. V., Scherlach, K., Gaube, P., Ross, C., Sitte, E., Hermes, C., Rodrigues, A., Hertweck, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (2017) Antibiotic-producing symbionts dynamically transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism. Nature Communications DOI:10.1038/ncomms15172.

Gaube, P., Kaltenpoth, M. & Flórez, L.V. (2017) Infection of soybean plants with an insect bacterial symbiont and evaluation of plant fitness effects. BioProtocol. 7 (24): 1-13.

Salem, H., Bauer , E., Kirsch R., Berasategui, A., Cripps, M., Weiss, B., Koga, R., Fukumori, K., Vogel, H., Fukatsu, T. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2017) Drastic Genome Reduction in an Herbivore's Pectinolytic Symbiont. Cell. 171 (7): 1520-1531.

Sudakaran, S., Kost, C., Kaltenpoth, M. (2017) Symbiont acquisition and replacement as a source of ecological innovation. Trends in Microbiology 25 (5): 375-390.

Vogel, H., Shukla, S., Engl, T., Weiss, B., Fischer, R., Steiger, S., Heckel, D.G., Kaltenpoth, M., Vilcinskas, A. (2017) The digestive and defensive basis of carcass utilization by the burying beetle and its microbiota. Nature Communications 8: 15186.


Berasategui, A., Axelsson, K., Nordlander, G., Schmidt, A., Borg-Karlson, A.-K., Gershenzon, J. Terenius, O., & Kaltenpoth, M. (2016) The gut microbiota of the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis, Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is similar across Europe and resembles that of other conifer-feeding beetles. Molecular Ecology 16: 4014-4031.

Berasategui, A., Shukla, S., Salem, H. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2016) Potential applications of insect symbionts in biotechnology. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 100 (4): 1567-1577.

Dohet, L., Gregoire, J.-C., Berasategui, A., Kaltenpoth, M. & Biedermann, P. (2016) Bacterial and fungal symbionts of parasitic Dendroctonus bark beetles. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92 (9): 1-12.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2016) Symbiotic Streptomyces provide antifungal defense in solitary wasps. In: Hurst, C.J. (ed.) Advances in environmental microbiology: The mechanistic benefits of microbial symbionts. Springer, Heidelberg.

Kaltenpoth, M., Strupat, K. & Svatoš, A. (2016) Linking metabolite production to taxonomic identity in environmental samples by (MA)LDI-FISH. The ISME Journal 10 (2): 527-531.

Klein, A., Schrader, L., Gil, R., Manzano-Marin, A., Flórez, L., Wheeler, D., Werren, J. H., Latorre, A., Heinze, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Moya, A. & Oettler, J. (2016) A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. The ISME Journal 10 (2): 376-388.

Onchuru, T.O., Ajamma, Y.U., Burugu, M., Kaltenpoth, M., Masiga, D. K. & Villinger, J. (2016) Chemical parameters and bacterial communities associated with larval habitats of Anopheles, Culex and Aedes mosquitoes in western Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 36(3): 146-160.

Staudacher, H., Kaltenpoth, M., Breeuwer, J.A.J., Menken, S.B.J., Heckel, D.G. & Groot, A.T. (2016) Variability of bacterial communities in the moth Heliothis virescens indicates transient association with the host. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154514.

Weiss, B. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2016) Bacteriome-localized intracellular symbionts in pollen-feeding beetles of the genus Dasytes (Coleoptera, Dasytidae). Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1486. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01486.

Whitaker, M.R.L., Salzman, S., Sanders, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Pierce, N.E. (2016) Microbial communities of lycaenid butterflies do not correlate with host diet. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 1920.


Flórez, L., Biedermann, P.H.W., Engl, T. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2015) Defensive symbioses of animals with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Natural Product Reports 32: 904-936 (invited review).

Salem, H., Flórez, L., Gerardo, N.M. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2015) An out-of-body experience: The extracellular dimension for the transmission of mutualistic bacteria in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20142957.

Salem, H., Onchuru, T.O., Bauer, E. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2015) Symbiont transmission entails the risk of parasite infection. Biology Letters 11: 20150840.

Sudakaran, S., Retz, F., Kikuchi, Y., Kost, C. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2015) Evolutionary transition in symbiotic syndromes enabled diversification of phytophagous insects on an imbalanced diet. The ISME Journal 9 (12): 2587-2604.

Weiss, K., Strohm, E., Kaltenpoth, M., Herzner, G. (2015) Comparative morphology of the postpharyngeal gland in the Philanthinae (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) and the evolution of an antimicrobial brood protection mechanism. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 291.


Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) Vitamin-produzierende Symbionten in Feuerwanzen. BIOspektrum 02.14: 144-147

Kaltenpoth, M., Roeser-Mueller, K., Stubblefield, J.W., Seger, J. & Strohm, E. (2014) Biogeography of a defensive symbiosis. Communicative & Integrative Biology 7 (6): e993265.

Bauer, E., Salem, H., Marz, M., Vogel, H. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) Transcriptomic immune response of the cotton stainer Dysdercus fasciatus to experimental elimination of vitamin-supplementing intestinal symbionts. PLoS ONE 9 (12): e114865.

Salem, H., Bauer, E., Strauss, A.S., Vogel, H., Marz, M. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) Vitamin supplementation by gut symbionts ensures metabolic homeostasis in an insect host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20141838.

Leonhardt, S.D. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) Microbial communities of three sympatric Australian stingless bee species. PLoS ONE 9 (8): e105718.

Nechitaylo, T.Y., Westermann, M. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) Cultivation reveals physiological diversity among defensive ‘Streptomyces philanthi’ symbionts of beewolf digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). BMC Microbiology 14: 202.

Heuskin, S., Vanderplanck, M., Bacquet, P., Holveck, M.-J., Kaltenpoth, M., Engl, T., Pels, C., Taverne, C., Lognay, G.C. & Nieberding, C.M. (2014) The composition of cuticular compounds indicates body parts, sex and age in the model butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: 37.

Menzel, F., Orivel, J., Kaltenpoth, M. & Schmitt T. (2014): What makes you a potential partner? Insights from convergently evolved ant-ant symbioses. Chemoecology 24 (3): 105-119.

Kaltenpoth, M., Roeser-Mueller, K., Koehler, S., Peterson, A., Nechitaylo, T., Stubblefield, J.W., Herzner, G., Seger, J. & Strohm, E. (2014) Partner choice and fidelity stabilize co-evolution in a cretaceous-age defensive symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111 (17): 6359-6364.

Biedermann, P.H.W. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2014) New Synthesis: The chemistry of partner choice in insect-microbe mutualisms. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40 (2): 99.

González-Teuber, M., Kaltenpoth, M. & Boland, W. (2014) Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf pathogens. New Phytologist 202 (2): 640-650.

Kaltenpoth, M. & Steiger, S. (2014) Unearthing carrion beetles’ microbiome: Characterization of bacterial and fungal hind-gut communities across the Silphidae. Molecular Ecology 23 (6): 1251-1267 (invited contribution).

Kaltenpoth, M. & Engl, T. (2014) Defensive microbial symbionts in Hymenoptera. Functional Ecology 28 (2): 315-327 (invited review).


Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Pöttinger, T., Weiß, K., Koedam, D., Kroiss, J. & Strohm, E. (2013) Morphology, chemistry and function of the postpharyngeal gland in the South American digger wasps Trachypus boharti and Trachypus elongatus. PLoS ONE 8 (12): e82780.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2013) Symbiotische Bakterien verteidigen Bienenwölfe. Jahrbuch 2012/2013 der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

Koehler, S. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2013) Maternal and environmental effects on symbiont-mediated antimicrobial defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39 (7): 978-988 (invited contribution).

Kafil, M., Bandani, A. R., Kaltenpoth, M., Goldansaz, S. H. & Alavi, S. M. (2013) Role of symbiotic bacteria in the growth and development of the Sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae). Journal of Insect Science 13:99.

Salem, H., Kreutzer, E., Sudakaran, S. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2013) Actinobacteria as essential symbionts in firebugs and cotton stainers (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae). Environmental Microbiology 15 (7): 1956-1968.

Schmid, V.S., Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E. & Heinze, J. (2013) Worker self-restraint and policing maintain the queen’s reproductive monopoly in a pseudomyrmecine ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 571-581.

Koehler, S., Doubský, J. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2013) Dynamics of symbiont-mediated antibiotic production reveal efficient long-term protection for beewolf offspring. Frontiers in Zoology 10:3.


Sudakaran, S., Salem, H., Kost, C. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2012) Geographic and ecological stability of the symbiotic mid-gut microbiota in European firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera; Pyrrhocoridae). Molecular Ecology 21: 6134-6151.

Vaníčková, L., Svatoš, A., Kroiss, J., Kaltenpoth, M., do Nascimento, R.R., Hoskovec, M., Břízová, R. & Kalinová, B. (2012). Cuticular hydrocarbons of the South American fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus: variability with sex and age. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 1133-1142.

Seipke, R.F., Kaltenpoth, M. & Hutchings, M.I. (2012) Streptomyces as symbionts; an emerging and widespread theme? FEMS Microbiology Reviews 36 (4): 862-876.

Kaltenpoth, M., Showers Corneli, P., Dunn, D.M., Weiss, R.B., Strohm, E. & Seger, J. (2012) Accelerated evolution of mitochondrial but not nuclear genomes of Hymenoptera: new evidence from crabronid wasps. PLoS ONE 7 (3): 1-13.

Kaltenpoth, M., Yildirim, E., Gürbüz, M. F., Herzner, G., Strohm, E. (2012) Refining the roots of the beewolf-Streptomyces symbiosis: Antennal symbionts in the rare genus Philanthinus (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78 (3): 822-827.


Kaltenpoth, M. (2011) Symbiose. Avenue 1.2011: 16-21.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2011) Honeybees and bumblebees share similar bacterial symbionts. Molecular Ecology 20: 439-440.

Kroiss, J., Svatoš, A., Kaltenpoth, M. (2011) Rapid identification of insect CHCs using gas chromatography – ion-trap mass spectrometry. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37 (4): 420-427.


Roeser-Mueller, K., Strohm, E. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2010) Larval rearing temperature influences male pheromone characteristics in European beewolves. Journal of Insect Science 10:74.

Kaltenpoth, M., Schmitt, T., Polidori, C., Koedam, D., Strohm, E. (2010) Symbiotic streptomycetes in antennal glands of the South American digger wasps genus Trachypus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Physiological Entomology 35 (2): 196-200.

Strohm, E., Kaltenpoth, M. & Herzner, G. (2010) Is the postpharyngeal gland of a solitary digger wasp homologous to ants? Evidence from chemistry and physiology. Insectes Sociaux 57 (3): 285-291.

Kroiss, J., Kaltenpoth, M., Schneider, B., Schwinger, M.-G., Hertweck, C., Maddula, R.K., Strohm, E. & Svatoš, A. (2010) Symbiotic streptomycetes provide antibiotic combination prophylaxis for wasp offspring. Nature Chemical Biology 6: 261-263.

Kaltenpoth, M., Goettler, W., Koehler, S. & Strohm, E. (2010) Life cycle and population dynamics of a protective insect symbiont reveal severe bottlenecks during vertical transmission. Evolutionary Ecology 24 (2): 463-477.


Kaltenpoth, M. (2009) Actinobacteria as mutualists: general healthcare for insects? Trends in Microbiology 17 (12): 529-535.

Kaltenpoth, M., Schmitt, T. & Strohm, E. (2009) Hydrocarbons in the antennal gland secretion of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Chemoecology 19 (4): 219-225.

Kaltenpoth, M., Winter, S. & Kleinhammer, A. (2009) Localization and transmission route of Coriobacterium glomerans, the endosymbiont of pyrrhocorid bugs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 69 (3): 373-383.


Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W., Schreier, P., Geiselhardt, S., Peschke, K. & Schmitt, T. (2008) The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 575-583. Cover article.


Kaltenpoth, M., Kroiss, J. & Strohm, E. (2007) The odor of origin: kinship and geographical distance are reflected in the marking pheromone of male beewolves (Philanthus triangulum F., Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). BMC Ecology 7:11.

Kaltenpoth, M. & Strohm, E. (2007) Life within insect antennae: Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae against fungal infestation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology 146 (4): S66-S67.

Goettler, W., Kaltenpoth, M., Herzner, G. & Strohm, E. (2007) Morphology and ultrastructure of a bacteria cultivation organ: The antennal glands of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Arthropod Structure and Development 36: 1-9.


Kaltenpoth, M. (2006) Protective bacteria and attractive pheromones - symbiosis and chemical communication in beewolves (Philanthus spp., Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). PhD thesis, University of Wuerzburg.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2006) Symbiotische Streptomyces-Bakterien in Grabwespen. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 59 (11): 618-619.

Kaltenpoth, M. & Strohm, E. (2006) The scent of senescence: age-dependent changes in the composition of the marking pheromone of the male European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum, Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Journal of Insect Science 6:20.

Kaltenpoth, M., Göttler, W., Dale, C., Stubblefield, J.W., Herzner, G., Roeser-Mueller, K. & Strohm, E. (2006). 'Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi', an endosymbiotic streptomycete in the antennae of Philanthus digger wasps. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56 (6): 1403-1411. Cover article.


Kaltenpoth, M., Goettler, W., Herzner, G. & Strohm, E. (2005). Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestation. Current Biology 15 (5): 475-479. Cover article.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2005). Bakterien schützen Wespen-Nachwuchs vor Pilzbefall. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 58 (6): 329-330.

Kaltenpoth, M. (2005). Life history and morphometry of the Chinese praying mantis, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Blattopteroidea: Mantodea). Entomologia Generalis 28 (1): 1-16.


Kaltenpoth, M., Strohm, E. & Gadau, J. (2004). Polymorphic microsatellite markers for a solitary digger wasp, the European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum; Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 4 (4): 589-592.