The Schlenke Lab
University of Arizona

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2021 -

Behavioral defenses against parasitoids: genetic and neuronal mechanisms
Davis S, Schlenke TA
Chapter 16 in Animal Behavior and Parasitism, Oxford University Press (2022)

Extracellular matrix protein N-glycosylation mediates immune self-tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster
Mortimer NT, Fischer ML, Waring AL, Pooja KR, Kacsoh BZ, Brantley SE, Keebaugh ES, Hill J, Lark C, Martin J
Bains P, Lee J, Vrailas-Mortimer AD, Schlenke TA
PNAS 118, e2017460118 (2021)

DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids
Lue C-H, Buffington ML, Scheffer S, Lewis M, Elliott TA, et al
Molecular Ecology Resources 21, 2437-2454 (2021)

2016 - 2020

Lipidomics reveals how the endoparasitoid wasp Pteromalus puparum manipulates host energy stores for
its young
Wang J, Jin H, Schlenke TA, Yang Y, Wang F, Yao H, Fang Q, Ye G
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids 1865, 1-10 (2020)

Characterization of a cell death-inducing endonuclease-like venom protein from the parasitoid wasp
Pteromalus puparum
(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
Wang J, Yan Z, Xiao S, Wang B, Fang Q, Schlenke TA, Ye G
Pest Management Science 77, 224-233 (2020)

Ethanol confers differential protection against generalist and specialist parasitoids of Drosophila melanogaster
Lynch ZR, Schlenke TA, Morran LT, de Roode JC
PLoS One 12, e0180182, (2017)

Evolution of behavioral and cellular defenses against parasitoid wasps in the Drosophila melanogaster
Lynch ZR, Schlenke TA, de Roode JC
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29, 1016-1029 (2016)

2010 - 2015

Fruit flies diversify their offspring in response to parasite infection
Singh ND, Criscoe DR, Skolfield S, Kohl KP, Keebaugh ES, Schlenke TA
Science 349, 747-750 (2015)

Drosophila suzukii: the genetic footprint of a recent world-wide invasion
Adrion J, Kousathanas A, Pascual M, Burrack H, Haddad N, Bergland A, Machado H, Sackton T, Schlenke TA,
Watada M, Wegmann D, Singh ND
Molecular Biology and Evolution 31, 3148-3163 (2014)

A role for nematocytes in the cellular immune response of the Drosophilid Zaprionus indianus
Kacsoh BZ, Bozler J, Schlenke TA
Parasitology 141, 697-715 (2013)

Insights from natural host-parasite interactions: The Drosophila model
Keebaugh ES, Schlenke TA
Developmental and Comparative Immunology 42, 111-123 (2013)

Parasitoid wasp venom SERCA regulates Drosophila calcium levels and inhibits cellular immunity
Mortimer NT, Goecks J, Kacsoh BZ, Mobley JA, Bowersock GJ, Taylor J, Schlenke TA
PNAS 110, 9427- 9432 (2013)

Integrative approach reveals composition of endoparasitoid wasp venoms
Goecks J, Mortimer NT, Mobley JA, Bowersock GJ, Taylor J, Schlenke TA
PLoS One 8, e64125 (2013)

Fruit flies medicate offspring after seeing parasites
Kacsoh BZ, Lynch ZR, Mortimer NT, Schlenke TA
Science 339, 947-950 (2013)

Mgat1-dependent N-glycosylation of membrane components primes Drosophila melanogaster blood cells
for the cellular encapsulation response
mer NT, Kacsoh BZ, Keebaugh ES, Schlenke TA
PLoS Pathogens 8, e1002819 (2012)

High hemocyte load is associated with increased resistance against parasitoids in Drosophila suzukii, a
relative of D. melanogaster
Kacsoh BZ, Schlenke TA
PLoS One 7, e34721 (2012)

Alcohol consumption as self-medication against blood-borne parasites in the fruit fly
Milan NF, Kacsoh BZ, Schlenke TA
Current Biology 22, 488-493 (2012)

Defence strategies against a parasitoid wasp in Drosophila: fight or flight?
Lefevre T, de Roode JC, Kacsoh BZ, Schlenke TA
Biology Letters 8, 230-233 (2012)

Adaptive evolution of a novel Drosophila lectin induced by parasitic wasp attack
Keebaugh ES, Schlenke TA
Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, 565-577 (2012)

2005 - 2010

Fruit flies like a (rotten) banana
Schlenke TA, Lazzaro BP
Fly 2, 159-164 (2008)

Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium
Nature 450, 203-218 (2007)

Dynamic evolution of the innate immune system in Drosophila
Sackton TB, Lazzaro BP, Schlenke TA, Evans JD, Hultmark D, Clark AG
Nature Genetics 39, 1461-1468 (2007)

Contrasting infection strategies in generalist and specialist wasp parasitoids of Drosophila melanogaster
Schlenke TA, Morales J, Govind S, Clark AG
PLoS Pathogens 3, 1486-1501 (2007)

2000 - 2005

Linkage disequilibrium and recent selection in three potential pattern recognition receptor loci in
Drosophila simulans

Schlenke TA, Begun DJ
Genetics 169, 2013-2022 (2005)

A role for alcohol dehydrogenase in the Drosophila immune response?
Schlenke TA, McKean KA
Insect Molecular Biology 14, 175-178 (2005)

Strong selective sweep associated with a transposon insertion in Drosophila simulans
Schlenke TA, Begun DJ
PNAS 101, 1626-1631 (2004)

Natural selection drives the evolution of the Drosophila immune system
Schlenke TA, Begun DJ
Genetics 164, 1471-1490 (2003)