Refereed Publications

  1. Ronai, I.* Tufts, D.M.*, and Diuk-Wasser, M. (2020) Aversion of the invasive Asian longhorned tick to the white-footed mouse, the dominant reservoir of tick-borne pathogens in the U.S.A.. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 34: 369–373. DOI: 10.1111/mve.12441 [PDF].

  2. Ronai, I.*, Greslehner, G.P.*, Boem, F.*, Carlisle, J.*, Stencel, A.*, Suárez, J.*, et al. (2020) “Microbiota, Symbiosis and Individuality Summer School” meeting report. Microbiome 8: 117. DOI: 10.1186/s40168-020-00898-7 [OA].

  3. Garcia Bulle Bueno, F., Gloag, R., Latty, T. and Ronai, I. (2020) Irreversible sterility of workers and high-volume egg production by queens in the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb230599. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.230599 [PDF].

  4. Cardoso-Júnior, C., Oldroyd, B and Ronai, I. (in press) Vitellogenin expression in the ovaries of adult honeybee workers provides insights into the evolution of reproductive and social traits. Insect Molecular Biology. Preprint DOI: 10.1101/547760 [OA].

  5. Cardoso-Júnior, C., Ronai, I., Hartfelder, K. and Oldroyd, B. (2020) Queen pheromone modulates the expression of epigenetic modifier genes in the brain of honey bee workers. Biology Letters. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0440 [PDF].

  6. Ronai, I. and Griffiths, P.E. (2019) The case for basic research in the biological sciences. Trends in Molecular Medicine 25: 65–69. DOI: 10.1016/j.molmed.2018.12.003 [OA].

  7. Aamidor, S.E., Yagound, B., Ronai, I. and Oldroyd, B. (2018) Sex mosaics in the honeybee: how haplodiploidy makes possible the evolution of novel forms of reproduction in social Hymenoptera. Biology Letters 14: 20180670. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0670 [OA].

  8. Ronai, I., Allsopp, M.H., Tan, K., Dong, S., Liu, X., Vergoz, V. and Oldroyd, B.P. (2017) The dynamic association between ovariole loss and sterility in adult honeybee workers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20162693. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2693 [OA].

  9. Cole-Clarke, M.P., Barton, D.A., Allsopp, M.H., Beekman, M., Gloag, R.S., Wossler, T.C., Ronai, I., Smith, N., Reid, R.J. and Oldroyd, B.P. (2017) Cytogenetic basis of thelytoky in Apis mellifera capensis. Apidologie 1–12. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-017-0505-7 [OA].

  10. Ronai, I., Oldroyd, B.P. and Vergoz, V. (2016) Queen pheromone regulates programmed cell death in the honey bee worker ovary. Insect Molecular Biology 33: 134–142. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12250 [PDF].

  11. Ronai, I., Vergoz, V. and Oldroyd, B.P. (2016) The mechanistic, genetic and evolutionary basis of worker sterility in the social Hymenoptera. Advances in the Study of Behaviour 48: 251–317. DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2016.03.002 [PDF].

  12. Ronai, I., Oldroyd, B.P., Barton, D.A., Cabanes, G., Lim, J. and Vergoz, V. (2016) Anarchy is a molecular signature of worker sterility in the honey bee. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 134–142. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msv202 [OA].

  13. Ronai, I., Barton, D.A., Oldroyd, B.P. and Vergoz, V. (2015) Regulation of oogenesis in honey bee workers via programed cell death. Journal of Insect Physiology 81: 36–41. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.06.014 [PDF].

Manuscripts (under revision, under review & submitted)

  •  Oskam, C., Ronai, I. and Irwin, P. The emergence of tick-borne diseases in domestic animals in Australia. Climate, Ticks and Disease.

  • Ronai, I. How the techniques of molecular biology are developed from natural systems. Preprint: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/15413/ [OA].

Policy documents

  1. Entomological Society of America (2020) ESA Position Statement on the Importance of Continued Innovation in Gene Drive Technology. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 113: 486–487. DOI: doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saaa029 [OA].

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