Publications

Publications on fungal entomopathogens, other parasites, and insect behavior:

Trinh, T., Ouellette, R., de Bekker, C. (2021):
Getting lost: the fungal hijacking of ant foraging behaviour in space and time
In: Animal Behaviour 181, 165-184
de Bekker, C., Beckerson, W.C., Elya, C. (2021):
Mechanisms behind the madness: How do zombie-making fungal entomopathogens affect host behavior to increase transmission?
In: mBio, e0187221
Will, I., Das, B., Trinh, T., Brachmann, A., Ohm, R.A., de Bekker, C. (2020):
Genetic underpinnings of host manipulation by Ophiocordyceps as revealed by comparative transcriptomics.
In: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10(7), 2275-2296
de Bekker, C. (2019):
Ophiocordyceps-ant interactions as an integrative model to understand the molecular basis of parasitic behavioral manipulation.
In: Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 33, 19-24
Westwood, M.L., O’Donnell, A.J., de Bekker, C., Lively, C.M., Zuk, M., Reece, S.E. (2019):
The evolutionary ecology of circadian rhythms in infection.
In: Nat. Ecol. Evol. 3, 552–560 
Andriolli, F.S., Ishikawa, N.K., Isla, R.V., Cabral, T.S., de Bekker, C., Baccaro, F.B. (2019):
Do zombie ant fungi turn their hosts into light seekers?
In: Behav. Ecol. 30(3), 609-616
de Bekker, C., Will, I., Das, B., Adams, R.M.M. (2018):
The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and their parasites: effects of parasitic manipulations and host responses on ant behavioral ecology.
In: Myrmecol. News 28, 1-24
Solá-Gracia, E., de Bekker, C., Russell, J., Manlove, K., Hanks, E., Hughes, D.P. (2018):
Within the fortress: A specialized parasite is not discriminated against in a social insect society.
In: PLoS ONE 13(2): e0193536
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Will, I., Hughes, D.P., Brachmann, A., Merrow, M. (2017):
Daily rhythms and enrichment patterns in the transcriptome of the behavior-manipulating parasite Ophiocordyceps kimflemingiae.
In: 
PLoS ONE12(11): e0187170
Link to paper  de Bekker, C., Ohm, R.A., Evans, H.C., Brachmann, A., Hughes, D.P. (2017):
Ant-infecting Ophiocordyceps genomes reveal a high diversity of potential behavioral manipulation genes and a possible major role for enterotoxins.
In: Scientific Reports 7(1):12508
Link to paper Hughes, D.P., Araújo, J.P.M., Loreto R.G., Quevillon, L.E., de Bekker, C., Evans, H.C. (2016):
From so simple a beginning: the evolution of behavioral manipulation by fungi.
In: Advances in Genetics 94, 437-469
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Ohm, R.A., Loreto, R.G., Sebastian, A., Albert, I., Merrow, M., Brachmann, A., Hughes, D.P. (2015):
Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation.
In: BMC Genomics 16:620
Link to paper Chetouhi, C., Panek, J., Bonhomme, L., ElAlaoui, H., Texier, C., Langin, T., de Bekker, C., Urbach, S., Demettre, E., Missé, D., Holzmuller, P., Hughes, D.P., Zanzoni, A., Brun, C., Biron, D.G. (2015):
Cross-talk in host-parasite associations: what do past and recent proteomics tools tell us?
In: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
DOI:10.1016/j.meegid.2015.04.015
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Quevillon, L.E., Smith, P.B., Fleming, K.R., Ghosh, D., Patterson, A.D., Hughes, D.P. (2014):
Species-specific ant brain manipulation by a specialized fungal parasite.
In: BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:166
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Merrow, M., Hughes, D.P. (2014):
From behavior to mechanisms: An integrative approach to the manipulation by a parasitic fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.) of its host ants (Camponotus spp.).
In: Integrative and Comparative Biology 54(2), 166-176
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Smith, P.B., Patterson, A.D., Hughes, D.P. (2013):
Metabolomics reveals the heterogeneous response of entomopathogenic fungi in ex vivo cultured insect tissues.
In: PLoS ONE 8(8):e70609

Other Publications:

Hughes, M.E., Abruzzi, K.C., Allada, R., Anafi, R., Arpat, A.B., Asher, G., Baldi, P., de Bekker, C.Bell-Pedersen, D., Blau, J., Brown, S., Ceriani, M.F., Chen, Z., Chiu, J.C., Cox, J., Crowell, A.M., DeBruyne, J.P., Dijk, D.-J., DiTacchio, L., Doyle, F.j., Duffield, G.E., Dunlap, J.C., Eckel-Mahan, K., Esser, K.A., FitzGerald, G.A., Forger, D.B., Francey, L.J., Fu, Y.-H., Gachon, F., Gatfield, D., de Goede, P., Golden, S.S., Green, C., Harer, J., Harmer, S., Haspel, J., Hastings, M.H., Herzel, H., Herzog, E.D., Hoffmann, C., Hong, C., Hughey, J.J., Hurley, J.M., de la Iglesia, H.O., Johnson, C., Kay, S.A., Koike, N., Kornacker, K., Kramer, A., Lamia, K., Leise, T., Lewis, S.A., Li, J., Li, X., Liu, A.C., Loros, J.J., Martino, T.A., Menet, J.S., Merrow, M., Millar, A.J., Mockler, T., Naef, F., Nagoshi, E., Nitabach, M.N., Olmedo, M., Nusinow, D.A., Ptáček, L.J., Rand, D., Reddy, A.B., Robles, M.S., Roenneberg, T., Rosbash, M., Ruben, M.D., Rund, S.S.C., Sancar, A., Sassone-Corsi, P., Sehgal, A., Sherrill-Mix, S., Skene, D.J., Storch, K.-F., Takahashi, J.S., Ueda, H.R., Wang, H., Weitz, C., Westermark, P.O., Wijnen, H., Xu, Y., Wu, G., Yoo, S.-H., Young, M., Zhang, E.E., Zielinski, T., Hogenesch, J.B. (2017):
Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analysis of Biological Rhythms
In: Journal of Biological Rhythms xx(x):1-14
Wang, F., Krijgsheld, P., Hulsman, M., de Bekker, C., Müller, W.H., Reinders, M., de Vries, R.P., Wösten, H.A.B. (2014):
FluG affects secretion in colonies of Aspergillus niger.
In: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology 107(1), 225-240
Wösten, H.A.B., van Veluw, G.J., de Bekker, C., Krijgsheld, P. (2013):
Heterogeneity in the mycelium; implications for the use of fungi as cell factories.
In: Biotechnology Letters 35, 1155-116411
van Veluw, G.J., Teertstra, W.R., de Bekker, C., Vinck, A., van Beek, N., Muller, W.H., Arentshorst, M., van der Mei. H.C., Ram, A.F.J., Dijksterhuis, J., Wösten, H.A.B. (2013):
Heterogeneity in liquid shaken cultures of Aspergillus niger inoculated with melanised conidia of pigmentation mutants.
In: Studies in Mycology 74(1), 47-5710
de Bekker, C., Bruning, O., Jonker, M.J., Breit, T.M., Wösten, H.A.B. (2011):
Single cell transcriptomics of neighboring hyphae of Aspergillus niger.
In: Genome Biology 12:R719
Ohm, R.A., de Jong, J.F., de Bekker, C., Lugones, L.G., Wösten, H.A.B. (2011):
Transcription factor genes of Schizophyllum commune involved in regulation of mushroom formation.
In: Molecular Microbiology 81(6), 1433-14458
de Bekker, C., van Veluw, G.J., Vinck, A., Wiebenga, L.A., Wösten, H.A.B. (2011):
Heterogeneity in Aspergillus niger micro-colonies in liquid shaken cultures.
In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(4), 1263-12677
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Vinck, A., Ossin, A., Ohm, R.A., de Vries, R.P., Wösten, H.A.B. (2011):
Heterogenic expression of genes encoding secreted proteins at the periphery of Aspergillus niger colonies.
In: Environmental Microbiology 13(1), 216-2256
Link to paper de Jong, J.F., Ohm, R.A., de Bekker, C., Wösten, H.A.B., Lugones, L.G. (2010):
Inactivation of ku80 in the mushroom forming fungus Schizophyllum commune decreases transformation efficiency and increases the relative incidence of homologous recombination.
In: FEMS Microbiology Letters 310(1), 91-955
Link to paper de Bekker, C., Wiebenga, A., Aguilar, G., Wösten, H.A.B. (2009):
An enzyme cocktail for efficient protoplast formation in Aspergillus niger.
In: Journal of Microbiological Methods 76(3), 305-3063
Link to paper van Peer, A.F., de Bekker, C., Vinck, A., Wösten, H.A.B., Lugones, L.G. (2009):
Phleomycin increases transformation efficiency and promotes single integrations in Schizophyllum commune.
In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(5), 1243-12472
Link to paper Levin, A.M., de Vries, R.P., Conesa, A., de Bekker, C., Talon, M., Menke, H.H., Van Peij, N.N.M.E., Wösten, H.A.B. (2007):
Spatial differentiation in the vegetative mycelium of Aspergillus niger.
In: Eukaryotic Cell 6(12), 2311-2322
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Link to paper Sivanathan, V., Allen, M.D., de Bekker, C., Baker, R., Arciszewska, L.K., Freund, S.M., Bycroft, M., Sherratt, D.J. (2006):
The FtsK gamma domain directs oriented DNA translocation by interacting with KOPS.
In: Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 13(11), 965-972

Other Written Contributions (Not Peer-Reviewed):

Link to paper de Bekker, C. (2017):
Manipulating fungi. (written in Dutch: “Manipulatieve schimmels.”)
In: Schimmels. Van plaag tot bouwmeester. Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, kwartaal 4, 35
Link to paper de Bekker, C., van Veluw, G.J., & Bongaarts, R. (2009):
Analysis and sorting of Aspergillus niger pellets based on size and fluorescence intensity measurements.
In: COPAS QTN 015, 1-4