Tom Onchuru – Publikationen


Dr. Thomas Onchuru

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

phone: +49 - (0) 6131 - 39 25200
fax: +49 - (0) 6131 - 39 23731



Martinez, A. J., Onchuru, T. O., Ingham, C. S., Sandoval-Calderón, M., Salem, H., Deckert, J., Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Angiosperm to Gymnosperm host-plant switch entails shift in microbiota of the Welwitschia bug, Probergrotius angolensis (Distant, 1902). Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15281

Onchuru, T. O. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Established cotton stainer gut bacterial mutualists evade regulation by host antimicrobial peptides. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00738-19. 

Onchuru, T. O. & Kaltenpoth, M. (2019) Quantitative PCR primer design affects quantification of dsRNA‐mediated gene knockdown. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5387. 

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

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., 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.

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