Annette Bruun Jensen

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InstitutionDepartment of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Postal addressTrorvaldsensvej 40
Frederiksberg C
Office phone+ 45 29 61 21 32
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control,Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestsHoneybee health
 Brood diseases
 Honeybee diversity and breeding
 Honeybee behaviour
 Edible insects
Publications1. Foley, K., Fazio, G., Jensen, A.B., Hughes, W.O.H.(2014) The distribution of Aspergillus spp. opportunistic parasites in hives and their pathogenicity to honey bees. Veterinary Microbiology volume 169: 203 – 210.

2. Boomsma J.J., Jensen A. B., Meyling N.V. and Eilenberg J. 2014. Evolutionary Interaction Networks of Insect Pathogenic Fungi. Annu Rev Entomol. 59: 467-485.

3. Wynns A.A, Jensen A. B. and Eilenberg E. 2013. Ascosphaera callicarpa, a new species of bee-loving fungus, with a key to the genus for Europe. PloS ONE 8(9): e73419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073419.

4. Ben Fekih I. Sonia Boukhris-Bouhachem, S., Eilenberg J., Allagui M. B. and Jensen A. B. 2013. The occurrence of two species of Entomophthorales (Entomophthoromycota), pathogens of Sitobion avenae and Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Tunisia. BioMed Research International Volume 2013, Article ID 838145, 1- 7.

5. Eilenberg J., Thomsen L. and Jensen A. B. 2013. A third way for Entomophthoralean Fungi to survive the winter: Slow disease transmission between individuals of the hibernating host. Insects 4, 392-403; doi:10.3390/insects4030392

6. Evison S.E.F, Fazio G., Chappell P., Foley K., Jensen A. B. and Hughes W.H.O. 2013. Host–parasite genotypic interactions in the honey bee: the dynamics of diversity. Ecology and Evolution 3(7): 2214–2222. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.599

7. Jensen A. B., Aronstein K., Flores J. M., Vojvodic S., Palacio A. and Spivak M. 2013. Methods for handling of fungal brood diseases – chalkbrood caused by Ascosphaera apis and stonebrood caused by Aspergillus spp. Journal of apicultural Research 52(1) DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

8. Human H., Brodschneider R., Dieteman V., Dively G., Ellis J. D., Forsgren E., Fries I., Hatjina F., Hu F.-L., Jaffé R., Jensen A. B., et al……….2013. Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): (2013) DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

9. Yek S. H., Nash D. R., Jensen A. B. and Boomsma J. J. 2012. Regulation and specificity of anti-fungal metapleural gland secretion in leaf-cutting ants. Proc Biol Sci. 279: 4215-4222. vol. 279 no. 1745 4215-4222.

10. Foley K., Fazio G., Jensen A. B. and Hughes W.H.O. 2012. Nutritional limitation and resistance to opportunistic Aspergillus parasites in honey bee larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 111:68-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.06.006

11. Jensen A. B., Kryger P., Walker D. and James R. R. 2012. Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Ascosphaera apis. FEMS microbiology letters 330: 17-22.

12. Vojvodic S., Boomsma J.J., Eilenberg J. and Jensen A. B. 2012. Virulence of mixed fungal infections in honey bee brood. Frontiers in Zoology 9:5. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-9-5

13. Wynns A. A, Jensen A. B., Eilenberg E. and James R. 2012. Ascosphaera subglobosa, a new spore cyst fungus from North America associated with the solitary bee Megachile rotundata. Mycologia 104:108-114.

14. Bos N., Lefèvre T., Jensen A. B. and d’Ettorre P. 2012. Sick ants become unsociable. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 342-351. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02425.x

15. Scorsetti A.C., Jensen A. B., Lopez Lastra, C. and Humber, R.A. 2012. First report of Pandora neoaphidis resting spore formation in vivo in aphid hosts. Fungal Biology 116: 196-203.

16. Kereselidze M., Pilarska D., Hajek A., Jensen A. B. and Linde A. 2011. First Record of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) in Georgia. Biocontrol Science & Technology 21:1375-1380.

17. Hedtke K., Jensen P.M., Jensen A. B. and Genersch E. 2011. Evidence for new parasites and pathogens being related to the outbreak of stress-related diseases like chalkbrood. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 108: 167-173.

18. Vojvodic S., Jensen A. B., Markussen B., Eilenberg J. and Boomsma J.J. 2011. Genetic Variation in Virulence among Chalkbrood Strains Infecting Honeybees. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25035. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025035

19. Vojvodic S., Jensen A. B., James R.R., Boomsma J.J. and Eilenberg J. 2011. Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood. Veterinary Microbiology 149:200-205.
20. Grell M. N., Jensen A. B., Olsen P. B., Eilenberg J. and Lange L. 2011. Secretome of fungus-infected aphids documents high pathogen activity and weak host response. Fungal Genetics and Biology 48: 343–352.
21. Jensen A. B., Eilenberg, J. and Lopez Lastra C. 2009. Differentially aphid and fly host driven divergence of obligate insect pathogenic Entomophthora species. FEMS Microbiology Letters 300: 180-187.
22. Jensen A. B.,Pedersen, B.V. and Eilenberg, J. 2009. Differential susceptibility of across honey bee colonies in larval to chalkbrood resistance. Apidologie. 40: 524-534.
23. Jensen A. B., James R.R. and Eilenberg J. 2009. Long term storage of Ascosphaera aggregata and A. apis, pathogens of the leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata) and the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 101: 157-160.
24. Lihme M., Jensen A.B. and Rosendahl S. 2009. Local scale population genetic structure of epidemics of the fly pathogen Entomophthora muscae. Fungal Ecology 2: 81-86.
25. Jensen A.B., Hansen L.M. and Eilenberg J. 2008. Grain aphid population structure: no effect of fungal infections in a 2-year field study in Denmark. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10: 279-290.
26. Jensen A. B., Thomsen L. and Eilenberg J. 2006. Value of host range, morphological, and genetic characteristics within the Entomophthora muscae species complex. Mycological Research 110: 941-950.
27. Jensen A.B. and Dromph K.M. 2005. The causal agents of “entomophthoramycosis” belong to two different orders: a suggestion for modification of the clinical nomenclature. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 11: 248-250.
28. Jensen A.B., Palmer K.A., Boomsma J.J. and Pedersen B.V. 2005. Varying degrees of Apis mellifera ligustica introgression in protected populations of the black honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera, in northwest Europe. Molecular Ecology 14: 93-106.
29. Jensen A.B., Palmer K.A., Chaline, N., Nige lE.R., Tofilski A., Pedersen B.V., Boomsma J.J. and Ratnieks F. 2005. Quantifying honey bee mating range in semi-isolated valleys by DNA microsatellite paternity analysis. Conservation Genetics 6: 527-537.
30. Hajek A., Jensen A.B., Thomsen L., Hodge K. T. and Eilenberg, J. 2003. PCR-RFLP is used to investigate relations among species in the entomopathogenic genera Eryniopsis and Entomophaga. Mycologia 95: 262-268.
31. Thomsen L. and Jensen A. B.. 2002. Application of nested-PCR technique to resting spores from the Entomophthora muscae species complex: Implications for analyses of host-pathogen population interactions. Mycologia 94: 794-802.
32. Freimoser F. M.,* Jensen A. B..,* Tuor, U., Aebi, M. and Eilenberg, J. 2001. Isolation and in vitro cultivation of the aphid pathogenic fungus Entomophthora planchoniana. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 47: 1082-1087. * Contributed equally.
33. Jensen A. B.,Thomsen L. and Eilenberg J. 2001. Intraspecific variation and host specificity of Entomophthora muscae s. str. isolates revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA, universal primed PCR, PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism, and conidial morphology. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 78: 251-259.
34. Jensen A. B.. and Eilenberg J. 2001 Genetic variation within the insect-pathogenic genus Entomophthora, focusing on the E. muscae complex, using PCR-RFLP of the ITS II and the LSU rDNA. Mycological Research 105: 307-312.
35. Jensen A. B., Gargas A., Eilenberg J. and Rosendahl S. 1998. Relationships of the insect-pathogenic order Entomophthorales (Zygomycota, Fungi) based on phylogenetic analyses of nuclear small subunit ribosomal DNA sequences (SSU rDNA). Fungal Genetics and Biology 24: 325-334.