Non-peer reviewed publications

(bioRxiv, book chapters, editorials, news & views)

Armitage SAO, Milutinović. (2022) Editorial overview: Evolutionary ecology of insect immunity. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 53:100948. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2022.100948.

Acuña Hidalgo B*, Silva LM*, Franz M*, Regoes RR, Armitage SAO. (2021) Decomposing virulence to understand bacterial clearance in persistent infections. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.29.437521. *Joint first authors.

Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2017) Dissecting the dynamics of trans-generational immune priming. Molecular Ecology 26: 3857–3859. doi: 10.1111/mec.14190.

Armitage SAO, Brites D. 2016. The immune-related roles and the evolutionary history of Dscam in arthropods. Book chapter in: The evolution of the immune system: Conservation and diversification, edited by Malagoli D, 241-274.

Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2006) Alternative adaptive immunity in invertebrates. Trends in Immunology 27: 493-496. doi: 10.1016/

Peer reviewed publications

Acuña Hidalgo B*, Silva LM*, Franz M*, Regoes RR, Armitage SAO. (2022) Decomposing virulence to understand bacterial clearance in persistent infections. Nature Communications. 13:5023. *Joint first authors. See here for an outreach piece on the article written by Bea and Luís for natureportfolio.

Lund-Hansen KK, Kutzer MAM, Armitage SAO, Gornard S, Keilani H, Abbott JK. (2022) Female-limited X chromosome evolution reveals that lifespan is mainly modulated by interlocus rather than intralocus sexual conflict. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 76:120. doi:

Acuña Hidalgo B, Armitage SAO. (2022) Host resistance to bacterial infection varies over time, but is not affected by previous exposure to the same pathogen. Frontiers in Physiology. 13:860875. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.860875.

Armitage SAO, Genersch E, McMahon DP, Rafaluk-Mohr C, Rolff J. (2022) Tripartite interactions: how immunity, microbiota and pathogens interact and affect pathogen virulence evolution. Current Opinion in Insect Science 50:100871. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2021.12.011.

Fricke C, Ávila-Calero S, Armitage SAO. (2020) Genotypes and their interaction effects on reproduction and mating-induced immune activation in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 930-941. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13625.

Leech T, Evison SEF, Armitage SAO, Sait SM, Bretman A. (2019) Interactive effects of social environment, age and sex on immune responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32: 1082-1092. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13509.

Kutzer MAM, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO. (2019) A multi-faceted approach testing the effects of previous bacterial exposure on resistance and tolerance. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 566-579. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12953.

Kutzer MAM, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2018) Genotype and diet affect resistance, survival, and fecundity but not fecundity tolerance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 159-171. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13211.

Armitage SAO, Kurtz J, Brites D, Dong Y, Du Pasquier L, Wang HC (2017) Dscam1 in pancrustacean immunity: Current status and a look to the future. Frontiers in Immunology 8. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00662.

Evison SEF, Gallagher JD, Thompson JWJ, Siva-Jothy MT, Armitage SAO (2017) Cuticular colour reflects underlying architecture and is affected by a limiting resource. Journal of Insect Physiology 98: 7-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.11.005.

Franke F, Armitage SAO, Kutzer MAM, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2017) Environmental temperature variation influences fitness trade-offs and tolerance in a fish-tapeworm association. Parasites & Vectors 10: 252. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2192-7.

Armitage SAO, Fernández-Marín H, Boomsma JJ, Wcislo WT (2016) Slowing them down will make them lose: a role for attine ant crop fungus in defending pupae against infections? Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1210–1221. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12543.

Futo M, Armitage SAO, Kurtz J (2016) Microbiota plays a role in oral immune priming in Tribolium castaneum. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 1383. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01383.

Kutzer MAM, Armitage SAO (2016) The effect of diet and time after bacterial infection on fecundity, resistance, and tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution 6: 4229–4242. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2185.

Kutzer MAM, Armitage SAO (2016) Maximising fitness in the face of parasites: a review of host tolerance. Zoology 119: 281-289. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2016.05.011.

Peuß R, Wensing KU, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinović B, Sroka MGU, Scharsack JP, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2016) Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160138. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160138.

Armitage SAO, Peuß R, Kurtz J (2015) Dscam and pancrustacean immune memory – A review of the evidence. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 48: 315-323. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2014.03.004.

Peuß R, Eggert H, Armitage SAO, Kurtz J (2015) Downregulation of the evolutionary capacitor Hsp90 is mediated by social cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282: 20152041. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2041.

Armitage SAO, Sun W, You X, Kurtz J, Schmucker D, Chen W (2014) Quantitative profiling of Drosophila melanogaster Dscam1 isoforms reveals no changes in splicing after bacterial exposure. PLOS One 9: 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108660.

Milutinovic B, Stolpe C, Peuß R, Armitage SAO, Kurtz J (2013) The red flour beetle as a model for bacterial oral infections. PLOS One 8: 5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064638.

Armitage SAO, Fernández-Marín H, Wcislo WT, Boomsma JJ (2012) An evaluation of the possible adaptive function of fungal brood covering by attine ants. Evolution 66: 1966-1975. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01568.x.

Armitage SAO, Freiburg RY, Kurtz J, Bravo IG (2012) The evolution of Dscam genes across the arthropods. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 53. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-53.

Armitage SAO, Broch JF, Fernández-Marín H, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ (2011) Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants: A cross-fostering approach. Evolution 65: 1791-1799. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01241.x.

Boughton RK, Joop G, Armitage SAO (2011) Outdoor immunology: methodological considerations for ecologists. Functional Ecology 25: 81-100. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01817.x.

Armitage SAO & Boomsma JJ (2010) The effects of age and social interactions on innate immunity in a leaf-cutting ant. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 780-787. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.01.009.

Armitage SAO, Boomsma JJ, Baer BC (2010) Diploid male production in a leaf-cutting ant. Ecological Entomology 35: 175-182. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01167.x.

Hughes DP, Evans HC, Hywel-Jones N, Boomsma JJ & Armitage SAO (2009) Novel fungal disease in complex leaf-cutting societies. Ecological Entomology 34: 214-220. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2008.01066.x.

Cremer S, Armitage SAO, Schmid-Hempel P (2007) Social immunity. Current Biology 17: R693-R702. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.06.008.

Baer B*, Armitage SAO*, Boomsma JJ (2006) Sperm storage induces an immunity cost in ants. Nature 441: 872-875. doi: 10.1038/nature04698. *Joint first authors.

Armitage SAO, Siva-Jothy MT (2005) Immune function responds to selection for cuticular colour in Tenebrio molitor. Heredity 94: 650-656. doi: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800675.

Rolff J, Armitage SAO, Coltman DW (2005) Genetic constraints and sexual dimorphism in immune defense. Evolution 59: 1844-1850. doi: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2005.tb01831.x.

Armitage SAO, Thompson JJW, Rolff J, Siva-Jothy MT (2003) Examining costs of induced and constitutive immune investment in Tenebrio molitor. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 1038-1044. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00551.x.

Thompson JJW, Armitage SAO, Siva-Jothy MT (2002) Cuticular colour change after imaginal eclosion is time-constrained: blacker beetles darken faster. Physiological Entomology 27: 136-141. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3032.2002.00278.x.