Insect symbiosis

Position

  • Since 2015: Professor for Evolutionary Ecology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2009–2015: Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (Research Group Insect Symbiosis)
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral researcher, Zoological Institute, University of Regensburg

Education

  • 2006: PhD in Biology (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. E. Strohm, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg
  • 2003: Diploma in Biology (with honors), University of Würzburg

Most relevant publications by Martin Kaltenpoth

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

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

Flórez L, Biedermann PHW, Engl T and Kaltenpoth M (2015). Defensive symbioses of animals with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Nat Prod Rep, 32, 904-936

Flórez L, Biedermann PHW, Engl T and Kaltenpoth M (2015). Defensive symbioses of animals with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Proc Roy Soc B, 281, 20141838

Kaltenpoth M, Roeser-Mueller K, Koehler S, Peterson A, Nechitaylo T, Stubblefield JW, Herzner G, Seger J and Strohm E (2014). Partner choice and fidelity stabilize co-evolution in a cretaceous-age defensive symbiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111, 6359-6364

Kaltenpoth M and Steiger S (2014). Unearthing carrion beetles’ microbiome: Characterization of bacterial and fungal hind-gut communities across the Silphidae. Mol Ecol, 23, 1251-1267

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

Kroiss J, Kaltenpoth M, Schneider B, Schwinger MG, Hertweck C, Maddula RK, Strohm E and Svatoš A (2010). Symbiotic streptomycetes provide antibiotic combination prophylaxis for wasp offspring. Nat Chem Biol, 6, 261-263

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

Kaltenpoth M, Goettler W, Herzner G and Strohm E (2005). Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestation. Curr Biol, 15, 475-479

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