Cedric Alaux

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UR 406 Abeilles et Environnement
Postal addressDomaine Saint Paul, Site Agroparc
 228 route de l'Aérodrome
Office phone+33 (0)4 32 72 26 19
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
Research interestsHoneybee pathology
 Honeybee genomics
 Honeybee behaviour
 Honeybee nutrition
 Varroa and honeybee relationships, Varroa tolerance
Publications1. Alaux C., Jaisson P., Hefetz A. (2004) Queen influence on worker reproduction in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 51:287-293.

2. Alaux C., Savarit F., Jaisson P., Hefetz A. (2004) Does the queen win it all ? Queen-worker conflict over male production in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. Naturwissenschaften, 91: 400-403.

3. Alaux C., Jaisson P., Hefetz A. (2005) Reproductive decision-making in semelparous colonies of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59: 270-277.

4. Alaux C., Jaisson P., Hefetz A. (2006) Regulation of worker reproduction in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): workers eavesdrop on a queen signal. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60: 439-446.

5. Alaux C., Hefetz A., Jaisson P. (2006) Plasticity of worker reproductive strategies in Bombus terrestris: lessons from artificial mixed-species colonies. Animal Behaviour, 72: 1417-1425.

6. Alaux C., Malvinat B., Jaisson P., Hefetz A. (2007) Reproductive plasticity in Bombus terrestris workers – reversion from fertility to sterility under queen influence. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62: 213-222.

7. Alaux C., Robinson G.E. (2007) Alarm pheromone induces immediate-early gene expression and slow behavioral response in honey bees. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 33: 1346-1350.

8. Navajas M., Migeon A.*, Alaux C.*, Cros-Arteil S., Martin-Magniette M.L., Robinson G.E., Evans J.D., Crauser D., Le Conte Y. (2008) Differential gene expression of the honey bee Apis mellifera associated with Varroa destructor infection. BMC Genomics, 9: 301. * equally contributed

9. Alaux C., Adams H.A., Rodriguez-Zas S., Grozinger C.M., Le Conte Y., Shina S., Robinson G.E. (2009) Regulation of brain gene expression in honey bees by brood pheromone. Genes, Brain and Behavior 8: 309-319.

10. Zinck L., Denis D., Hora R.R., Alaux C., Lenoir A., Hefetz A., Jaisson P. (2009) Behavioral and chemical correlates of long-term queen adoption in the facultative polygynous ant Ectatomma tuberculatum. Journal of Insect Behavior, 22: 362-374.

11. Alaux C.*, Duong N.*, Schneider S.S., Southey, B.R., Rodriguez-Zas S., Robinson G.E. (2009) Modulatory communication signal performance is associated with a distinct neurogenomic state in honey bees. PLoS One, 4(8): e6694. * equally contributed

12. Alaux C., Shina S., Hasadsri L., Hunt G.J., Guzmán-Novoa E., DeGrandi-Hoffman G., Uribe-Rubio J.L., Southey, B.R., Rodriguez-Zas S., Robinson G.E. (2009) Honey bee aggression supports a link between gene regulation and behavioral evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106:15400-15405.

13. Alaux C., Brunet J.-L., Dussaubat C., Mondet F., Tchamitchan S., Cousin M., Brillard J., Baldy A., Belzunces L.P., Le Conte Y. (2010) Interactions between Nosema microspores and a neonicotinoid weaken honeybees (Apis mellifera). Environmental Microbiology, 12: 774-782.

14. Alaux C., Ducloz F., Crauser D., Le Conte Y. (2010) Diet effects on honeybee immunocompetence. Biology Letters, 6: 562-565.

15. Dussaubat C.*, Maisonnasse A.*, Alaux C., Tchamitchan S., Brunet J.-L., Plettner E., Belzunces L.P., Le Conte Y. (2010) Nosema spp. infection alters pheromone production in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36: 522-525. * equally contributed

16. Alaux C., Maisonnasse A., Le Conte Y. (2010) Pheromones in a superorganism: from gene to social regulation. Vitamins & Hormones, 83: 401-423.

17. Maisonnasse A., Alaux C., Beslay D., Crauser D., Gines C., Plettner E., Le Conte Y. (2010) New insights in honey bee (Apis mellifera) pheromone communication. Is the queen mandibular pheromone essential to the colony regulation? Frontiers in Zoology, 7:18.

18. Alaux C., Folschweiller M., McDonnell C., Beslay D., Cousin M., Dussaubat C., Brunet J.-L., Le Conte Y. (2011) Pathological effects of the microsporidium Nosema ceranae on honey bee queen physiology (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 106:380-385.

19. Bouga M., Alaux C., Bienkowska M., Büchler R., Carreck N.L., Cauia E., Chlebo R., Dahle B., Dall'Olio R., De la Rúa P., Gregorc A., Ivanova E., Kence A., Kence M., Kezic N., Kiprijanovska H., Kozmus P., Kryge P., Le Conte Y., Lodesani M., Murilhas A.M., Siceanu A., Soland G., Uzunov A., Wilde J. (2011) A review of methods for discrimination of honey bee populations as applied to European beekeeping. Journal of Apicultural Research, 50: 51-84.

20. Le Conte Y.*, Alaux C.*, Martin J.-F., Harbo J.R., Harris J.W., Dantec C., Séverac D., Cros-Arteil S., Navajas M. (2011) Social immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera): transcriptome analysis of varroa-hygienic behaviour. Insect Molecular Biology, 20:399-408. * equally contributed

21. Alaux C., Dantec C., Parrinello H., Le Conte Y. (2011) Nutrigenomics in honey bees: Digital gene expression analysis of pollen nutrients effects on healthy and varroa-parasitized bees. BMC Genomics 12:496.

22. Alaux C., Kemper N., Le Conte Y. (2012) Brain, physiological and behavioral modulation induced by immune stimulation in honeybees (Apis mellifera): a potential mediator of social immunity? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 26: 1057-1060.

23. Dussaubat C., Brunet J.-L., Higes M., Colbourne J., Lopez J., Choi J.-H., Martin-Hernandez R., Botias C., Cousin M., McDonnell C., Bonnet M., Belzunces L., Moritz R.F.A., Le Conte Y., Alaux C. (2012) Gut pathology and responses to the microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the honey bee Apis mellifera. PLoS One 7(5): e37017.

24. Ament S.A.*, Blatti C. *, Alaux C.*, Wheeler M.M., Toth A.L., Le Conte Y., Hunt G.J., Guzmán-Novoa E., DeGrandi-Hoffman G., Uribe-Rubio J.L., Amdam G.V., Rodriguez-Zas S., Robinson G.E., Sinha, S. (2012) Meta-analysis of brain gene expression reveals common cis-regulatory mechanisms for diverse factors influencing honeybee social behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109:E1801-E1810. * equally contributed

25. McDonnell C.*, Alaux C.*, Parrinello H., Devignes J.-P., Crauser D., Durbesson E., Beslay D., Le Conte Y. (2013) Ecto- and endoparasite induce similar chemical and brain neurogenomic responses in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). BMC Ecology 13:25

26. Di Pasquale G., Salignon M., Le Conte Y., Belzunces L.P., Decourtye A., Kretzschmar A., Suchail S., Brunet J.-L., Alaux C. (2013) Influence of pollen nutrition on honey bee health: Do pollen quality and diversity matter? PLoS One 8(8): e72016.

27. Ben Abderkader F.*, Kairo G.*, Tchamitchian S., Cousin M., Senechal J., Crauser D., Vermandere J.-P., Alaux C., Le Conte Y., Belzunces L., Barbouche N., Brunet J.-L. (2013) Semen quality of honey bee drones maintained from emergence to sexual maturity under laboratory, semi-field and field conditions. Apidologie, sous presse. * equally contributed

Book chapters

1. Le Conte Y., Brunet J.-L., McDonnell C., Dussaubat C., Alaux C. (2011) Interactions between risk factors in honey bees. Recent Investigations into the Problems with our Honey Bee Pollinators. Sammataro D. & Yoder J. (eds). Chapter 18, pp 215-222. Taylor & Francis Inc

2. Decourtye A., Alaux C., Odoux J.-F., Henry M., Vaissière B., Le Conte Y. (2011) Why enhancement of floral resources in agro-ecosystems benefit the honeybee and the beekeeper ? Ecosystems Biodiversity. Grillo O. and Venora G. (eds). Chapter16, pp 371-388. InTech

3. Williams G.R., Alaux C., Costa C., Csáki T., Doublet V., Doublet V., Eisenhardt D., Fries I., Kuhn R., McMahon D.P., Medrzycki P., Murray T.E., Natsopoulou M.E., Neumann P., Oliver R., Paxton R.J., Pernal S.F., Shutler D., Tanner G., van der Steen J.J.M., Brodschneider R. (2013) Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions. In Dietemann V.; Ellis J.D.; Neumann P. (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 51(5): DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

4. Medrzycki P., Giffard H., Aupinel P., Belzunces L.P., Chauzat M.-P., Claβen C., Colin M.-E., Dupont T., Girolami V., Johnson R., Le Conte Y., Lückmann J., Marzaro M., Pistorius J., Porrini C., Schur A., Sgolastra F., Delso N.S., van der Steen J.J.M., Wallner K., Alaux C., Biron D., Blot N., Bogo G., Brunet J.-L., Delbac F., Diogon M., El Alaoui H., Tosi S., Vidau C. (2013) Standard methods for toxicology research in Apis mellifera. In Dietemann V.; Ellis J.D.; Neumann P. (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): DOI 10.3896/IBRA.