Publications

2021

Bhatia S., Baral S.S., Vega Melendez C., Amiri E., Rueppell O. (2021) Comparing survival of Israeli acute paralysis virus infection among stocks of U.S. honey bees. Insects, 12(1): 60. Link.

Barrs K.R., Ani M.O., Eversman K.K., Rowell J.T., Wagoner K.M., Rueppell O. (2021) Time-accuracy trade-off and task partitioning of hygienic behavior among honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75:12, Link.

2020

Amiri E., Herman J.J., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., Rueppell O. (2020) Egg transcriptome profile responds to maternal virus infection in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Journal of Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 85:104558. Link

Li-Byarlay H., Boncristiani H., Howell G., Herman J., Clarke L., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., Rueppell O. (2020) Transcriptomic and epigenomic dynamics of honey bees in response to lethal viral infection. Frontiers in Genetics, 11:566320. Link

Zhang X., Hu H., Han B., Wei Q., Meng L., Wu F., Fang Y., Feng M., Ma C., Rueppell O., Li J. (2020) The neuroproteomic basis of enhanced perception and processing of brood signals that trigger increased reproductive investment in honeybee (Apis mellifera) workers. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 19(10): 1632-1648. Link

Amiri E., Waiker P., Rueppell O., Manda P. (2020) Using manual and computer-based text-mining to uncover research trends for Apis mellifera. Veterinary Sciences, 7:61. Link

Wagoner K.M., Millar J., Schal C., Rueppell O.  Cuticular pheromones stimulate hygienic behavior in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Scientific Reports, 10: 7132. Link

Amiri E., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., Rueppell O. Honey bee queens and virus infections. Viruses, 12(3): 322. Link

Amiri E., Le K., Vega-Melendez C., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., Rueppell O. Egg-size plasticity in Apis mellifera: honey bee queens alter egg size in response to both genetic and environmental factors. Journal of Evolutionary Biology,33(4): 534-543. Link

Oppenheim S., Cao X., Rueppell O., Chantawannakul P., Krongdang S., Phokasem P., DeSalle R., Goodwin S., Xing J., Rosenfeld J. Whole Genome Sequencing and Assembly of the Asian Honey Bee Apis dorsata. Genome Biology and Evolution, 12(1): 3677-3683. Link

Wagoner K.M., Rueppell O.  U.S Patent No. 10,524,455 B2: Methods and Compositions for Inducing Hygienic Behavior in Honey bees.

DeLory T., Funderburk K., Miller K., Zuluaga-Smith W., McPherson S., Pirk C.W., Costa C., Weinstein-Teixeira E., Dahle B., Rueppell O. Local variation in recombination rates of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) genome among samples from six disparate populations. Insectes Sociaux, 67(1):  127-138. Link

2019

Wagoner K.M., Rueppell O. U.S Patent No. 10,512,251 B2: Methods and Compositions for Inducing Hygienic Behavior in Honey bees.

Wagoner K.M., Spivak M., Hefetz A., Reams T., Rueppell O. Varroa mites and Deformed Wing Virus elicit hygienic behavior in honey bees through stock-specific changes in brood cuticular hydrocarbons. Scientific Reports, 9: 8753. Link

Amiri E., Seddon G., Zuluaga-Smith W., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., Rueppell O. Israeli Acute Bee Paralysis Virus: queen-worker interaction and potential virus transmission pathways. Insects, 10(1): 9. Link

Wu F., Ma C., Han B., Meng L., Hu H., Fang Y., Feng M., Zhang X., Rueppell O., Li J., (2019) Behavioral, physiological, and molecular changes in alloparental care givers may be responsible for selection response for female reproductive investment in honey bees. Molecular Ecology, 28: 4212-4227. Link

Waiker P., Baral S., Kennedy A., Bhatia S., Rueppell A., Le K., Amiri E., Tsuruda J., Rueppell O. Foraging and homing behavior of honey bees (Apis mellifera) during a total solar eclipse. The Science of Nature, 106:4. Link

Rueppell O., Kennedy A. Aging and Behavior in Honey Bees. In: “Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition”, J. Choe (ed.), Academic Press, ISBN13: 978-0128132517.

2018

Amiri E., Kryger P., Meixner M.D., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., & Rueppell O. Quantitative patterns of vertical transmission of deformed wing virus in honey bees. PLoS One, 13(3): e0195283. Link 

Wagoner K.M., Spivak M., Rueppell O. Brood affects hygienic behavior in the honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 111(6): 2520-2530. Link

Lawhorn C.M., Shomaker R., Rowell J.T., & Rueppell O. Simple comparisons of differentially expressed gene lists may overestimate gene overlap. Journal of Computational Biology, 25(6). 606-612. Link

Quigley T.P., Amdam G.V., Rueppell O. Honey bee workers as models of aging. In: “Conn’s Handbook of Models for Human Aging”, J. Ram (ed.), Elsevier Press, Atlanta, p.533-547. Link

Langberg K., Phillips M., Rueppell O. Testing the effect of paraquat exposure on genomic recombination rates in queens of the Western Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. Genetica, 146(2), 171-178. Link

2017

Amiri E., Strand M.K., Rueppell O. & Tarpy D.R. Queen quality and the impact of honey bee diseases on queen health: potential for interactions between two major threats to colony health. Insects, 8(2), 48. Link

Rueppell O., Yousefi B., Collazo J. & Smith D. Early life stress affects mortality rate more than social behavior, gene expression or oxidative damage in honey bee workers. Experimental Gerontology, 90: 19-25. Link

Wagoner K.M. & Rueppell O. Effects of steel foundation wire on elemental content and hygienic removal of honey bee (Apis mellifera) brood. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(3):270-277. Link

2016

Rueppell O., Kuster R. , Miller K. , Fouks B., Rubio Correa S., Collazo J., Phaincharoen M., Tingek S., & Koeniger N. A new metazoan recombination rate record and consistently high recombination rates in the honey bee genus Apis accompanied by frequent inversions but not translocations. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(12): 3653-3660. Link

Simone-Finstrom M., Li-Byarlay H., Huang M.H., Strand M.K., Rueppell O., & Tarpy D.R. Migratory management and environmental conditions affect lifespan and oxidative stress in honey bees. Scientific Reports, 6: 32023. Link

Li-Byarlay H., Huang M.H., Simone-Finstrom M., Strand M.K., Tarpy D.R., & Rueppell O. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) drones survive oxidative stress due to increased tolerance instead of avoidance or repair of oxidative damage. Experimental Gerontology, 83(10): 15-21. Link

Rueppell O., Aumer D. & Moritz R.F.A. Ties between aging plasticity and reproductive physiology in honey bees (Apis mellifera) reveal a positive relation between fecundity and longevity as consequence of advanced social evolution. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 16: 64-68. Link

2015

Thompson E., Everett J., Rowell J.T., Rychtar J. & Rueppell O. The evolution of cooperation is affected by the persistence of fitness effects, the neighborhood size and their interaction. Letters in Biomathematics, 2(1): 67-78. Link

von Wyschetski K., Rueppell O., Oettler J. & Heinze J. Transcriptomic signatures mirror the lack of the fecundity / longevity trade-off in ant queens. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32(12): 3173-3185. Link

Rueppell O., Koenigseder F., Heinze J. & Schrempf A. Intrinsic survival advantage of social insect queens depends on reproductive activation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(12): 2349-2354. Link

Sadd B.M., Barribeau S.M., et al. (List of 142 Authors including Rueppell, O.) The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization. Genome Biology, 16:76. Link

Ross C., DeFelice D., Hunt G., Ihle K., Amdam G.V. & Rueppell O. Genomic correlates of recombination rate and its variability across eight recombination maps in the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.). BMC Genomics, 16:107. Link

Ihle K.E., Rueppell O., Huang Z.Y., Wang Y., Fondrk M.K., Page R.E., Amdam G.V. Genetic architecture of a hormonal response to gene knockdown in honey bees. Journal of Heredity,106: 155-165. Link

Michaud S., Boncristiani H.F., Gouw J.W., Strand M., Pettis J., Rueppell O., Foster L.J. Response of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) proteome to Israeli acute paralysis virus infection. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93(9): 711-720. Link

Ross C., Rychtar J., Rueppell O. A structured population model suggests that long life and post-reproductive lifespan promote the evolution of cooperation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 369:85-94. Link

Ross C., DeFelice D., Hunt G., Ihle K., Rueppell O. A comparison of multiple genome-wide recombination maps in Apis mellifera. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics 109: 91-98. Link

DeFelice D.S., Ross C., Simone-Finstrom M., Warrit N., Smith D.R., Burgett M., Sukumalanand P., Rueppell O. Geographic variation in polyandry of the Eastern Honey Bee, Apis cerana, in Thailand. Insectes Sociaux, 62(1): 37-42, Link