Robin Moritz

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InstitutionInstitut für Biologie
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Postal addressHoher Weg 4
Halle an der Saale
D 06099
Office phone++49345 5526223
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestsevolutionary genetics
Elsik CG, Moritz RFA, Stolle E, et al. (2014): Finding the missing honey bee genes: lessons learned from a genome upgrade. BMC Genomics 15:86
Elsik_etal_2014_BMC-Genomics.pdf (1.2 MB) vom 31.01.2014
Fouks B and Lattorff HMG (2014): Comparison of two molecular diagnostic tools for the quantification of Crithidia bombi, a parasite of bumblebees. Entomol Exp Appl .
Fouks_Lattorff_2014_EntomolExpAppl.pdf (262.7 KB) vom 31.01.2014
Huang Q, Lattorff HMG, Kryger P, Le Conte Y, Moritz RFA (2014): A selective sweep in a microsporidian parasite Nosema-tolerant honeybee population, Apis mellifera. Anim Genet .
Huang_etal_2014_AnimGenet.pdf (175.6 KB) vom 31.01.2014
Wolf S, Moritz RFA (2014): The pollination potential of free-foraging bumblebee (Bombus spp.) males (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie .
Wolf_Moritz_2014_Apido.pdf (367.7 KB) vom 28.01.2014
Aurori CM, Buttstedt A, Dezmirean DS, Mărghitaş LA, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2013): What Is the Main Driver of Ageing in Long-Lived Winter Honeybees: Antioxidant Enzymes, Innate Immunity, or Vitellogenin? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci .
Aurori_etal_2013_J-Gerontol-A-Biol-Sci-Med-Sci+suppl.material.pdf (542.1 KB) vom 10.10.2013
Buttstedt A, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2013): More than royal food - Major royal jelly protein genes in sexuals and workers of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Front Zool 10: 72.
Buttstedt_etal_2013_FrontZool.pdf (899.1 KB) vom 10.01.2014
Buttstedt A, Moritz RFA, Erler S (2013): Origin and function of the major royal jelly proteins of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) as members of the yellow gene family. Biol Rev .
Buttstedt_etal_2013_BiolRev.pdf (2.8 MB) vom 10.10.2013
de la Rúa P, Jaffé R, Munoz I, Serrano J, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2013): Conserving genetic diversity in the honeybee: Comments on Harpur et al. (2012). Mol Ecol .
de-la-Rua_etal_2013_ME.pdf (91.6 KB) vom 03.06.2013
Evans JD, Schwarz RS, Chen YP, Budge G, Cornman RS, De la Rua P, de Miranda JR, Foret S, Foster L, Gauthier L, Genersch E, Gisder G, Jarosch A, Kucharsk R, Lopez D, Man Lun C, Moritz RFA, Maleszka R, Muñoz I, Pinto MA (2013): Standard methods for molecular research in Apis mellifera. J Apicult Res 52(4).
Evans_etal_2013_JAR.pdf (1.7 MB) vom 31.01.2014
Fouks B, Lattorff HMG (2013): Social scent marks do not improve avoidance of parasites in foraging bumblebees. J Exp Biol 216: 285-291.
Fouks_Lattorff_2013_J-Exp-Biol.pdf (351 KB) vom 01.02.2013
Kidner J, Moritz RFA (2013): The Red Queen Process does not Select for High Recombination Rates in Haplodiploid Hosts. Evol Biol
Kidner_Moritz_2013_EvolBiol.pdf (787.4 KB) vom 03.06.2013
Lattorff HMG, Moritz RFA (2013): Genetic underpinnings of division of labor in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Trends Genet .
Lattorff_Moritz_2013_TrendsGenet.pdf (1.4 MB) vom 10.10.2013
Moritz RFA, Kraus FB, Huth-Schwarz A, Wolf S, Castillo Carrillo CA, Paxton RJ, Vandame R (2013): Number of honeybee colonies in areas with high and low beekeeping activity in Southern Mexico. Apidolgie 44: 113-120.
Moritz_etal_2013_Apido.pdf (361.1 KB) vom 10.10.2013
Huang Q, Kryger P, Le Conte Y, Lattorff HMG, Kraus FB, Moritz RFA (2013): Four quantitative trait loci associated with low Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) spore load in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Apidologie .
Huang_etal_2014_Apido.pdf (262.1 KB) vom 31.01.2014
Solazzo G, Moritz RFA and Settele J (2013): Choice behaviour of Myrmica rubra workers between ant larvae and larvae of their Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous nest parasites. Insectes Sociaux 60: 57-64.
Solazzo_etal_2012_InsSoc.pdf (382.1 KB) vom 10.12.2012
Stolle E, Kidner JH, Moritz RFA (2013): Patterns of evolutionary conservation of microsatellites (SSRs) suggest a faster rate of genome evolution in social Hymenoptera than in Diptera. Genome Biol Evol 5: 151-162.
Stolle_etal_2013_GBE.pdf (478.2 KB) vom 01.02.2013
Stolle E, Moritz RFA (2013): RESTseq – Efficient Benchtop Population Genomics with RESTriction Fragment SEQuencing. PlosOne
Stolle_Moritz_2013_PlosOne.pdf (362.1 KB) vom 03.06.2013
DE SMET L, RAVOET J, DE MIRANDA JR, WENSELEERS T, MUELLER MY, MORITZ RFA, DE GRAAF DC (2012): BeeDoctor, a Versatile MLPA-Based Diagnostic Tool for Screening Bee Viruses. PLoSone 7 (10): e47953.
de-Smet_etal_2012_PLoSone.pdf (195 KB) vom 02.11.2012
DUSSAUBAT C, BRUNET J-L, HIGES M, COLBOURNE JK, LOPEZ J, CHOI J-H, MARTIN-HERNANDEZ R, BOTIAS C, COUSIN M, MCDONNELL C, BONNET M, BELZUNCES LP, MORITZ RFA, LE CONTE Y, ALAUX C (2012): Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera. PLoSone 7 (5): e37017.
Dussaubat_etal_2012_PLoSone.pdf (672.8 KB) vom 04.06.2012
ERLER S, LOMMATZSCH S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Comparative analysis of detection limits and specificity of molecular diagnostic markers for three pathogens (Microsporidia, Nosema spp.) in the key pollinators Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris. Parasitol Res 110: 1403-1410
Erler_etal_2011_ParasitolRes.pdf (168.4 KB) vom 19.09.2011
ERLER S, POPP M, WOLFF S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Sex, horizontal transmission, and multiple hosts prevent local adaptation of Crithidia bombi, a parasite of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). Ecol Evol .
Erler_etal_2012_EcolEvol.pdf (685.4 KB) vom 18.04.2012
HUANG Q, KRYGER P; LE CONTE Y, MORITZ RFA (2012): Survival and immune response of drones of a Nosemosis tolerant honey bee strain towards N. ceranae infections. JIP 109: 297-302
Huang_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (548.6 KB) vom 04.06.2012
HUTH-SCHWARZ, SETTELE J, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2012): Factors influencing Nosema bombi infections in natural populations of Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). JIP 110: 48–53
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (376.8 KB) vom 04.06.2012
JAROSCH A, MORITZ RFA (2012): RNA interference in honeybees: off-target effects caused by dsRNA. Apidologie 43: 128-138
Jarosch_Moritz_2011_Apido.pdf (218 KB) vom 06.10.2011
MIHAI CM, MARGHITAS L, DEZMIREAN DS, CHIRILA F, MORITZ RFA, SCHLÜNS H (2012): Interactions among flavonoids of propolis affect antibacterial activity against the honeybee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae. JIP 110: 68-72
Mihai_etal_2012_JIP.pdf (461.5 KB) vom 04.06.2012
Mueller MY, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2012): Outbreeding and lack of temporal genetic structure in a drone congregation of the neotropical stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana. Ecol Evol 2: 1304-1311.
Mueller_etal_2013_EcolEvol.pdf (671.8 KB) vom 31.01.2014
PIRK CWW, LATTORFF HMG, MORITZ RFA, SOLE CL, RADLOFF SE, NEUMANN P, HEPBURN HR, CREWE RM (2012): Reproductive Biology of the Cape Honeybee: A Critique of Beekman et al. J Hered
Pirk_etal_2012_J-Hered.pdf (68.2 KB) vom 04.06.2012
POPP M, ERLER S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Seasonal variability of prevalence and occurrence of multiple infections shape the population structure of Crithidia bombi, an intestinal parasite of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). MicrobiolOpen .
Popp_etal_2012_MicrobiolOpen.pdf (766.4 KB) vom 16.11.2012
RICHTER J, HELBING S, ERLER S, LATTORFF HMG (2012): Social context-dependent immune gene expression in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). BES 66: 791–796
Richter_etal_2012_BES.pdf (177.9 KB) vom 26.03.2012
WOLF S, TOEV T, MORITZ RLV, MORITZ RFA (2011): Spatial and temporal dynamics of the male effective population size in bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Popul Ecol 54: 115-124.
Wolf_etal_2011_PopulEcol.pdf (250 KB) vom 22.11.2011
YANEZ O, JAFFE R, JAROSCH A, FRIES I, MORITZ RFA, PAXTON RJ, de MIRANDA JR (2012): Deformed wing virus and drone mating flights in the honey bee (Apis mellifera): implications for sexual transmission of a major honey bee virus. Apidologie 43: 17-30
Yanez_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (299.7 KB) vom 22.08.2011
BEHRENS D, HUANG Q, GESSNER C, ROSENKRANZ P, FREY E, LOCKE B, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Three QTL in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. suppress reproduction of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Ecol Evol :
Behrens_etal_2011_EcolEvol.pdf (280.6 KB) vom 21.11.2011
EL-NIWEIRI MAA, MORITZ RFA (2011): Mating in the rain? Climatic variance for polyandry in the honeybee (Apis mellifera jemenitica). Popul Ecol 53: 421-427
El-Niweiri_Moritz_2011_PopulEcol .pdf (453.2 KB) vom 08.08.2011
ERLER S, POPP M, LATTORFF HMG (2011): Dynamics of Immune System Gene Expression upon Bacterial Challenge and Wounding in a Social Insect (Bombus terrestris). PloS ONE 6
Erler_etal_2011_PlosOne.pdf (258.9 KB) vom 19.04.2011
FOUKS B, LATTORFF HMG (2011): Recognition and avoidance of contaminated flowers by foraging bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). PLoS ONE 6: e26328
Fouks_Lattorff_2011_PlosOne.pdf (302.1 KB) vom 21.11.2011
HÄRTEL S, WOSSLER TC, MOLTZER G-J, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA, NEUMANN P (2011): Pheromone-mediated reproductive dominance hierarchies among pseudo-clonal honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis). Apidologie
Haertel_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (383.8 KB) vom 08.08.2011
HUTH-SCHWARZ A, LEON A, VANDAME R, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Mating frequency and genetic colony structure of the neotropical bumblebee Bombus wilmattae (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie .
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2011_Apido.pdf (422.6 KB) vom 01.08.2011
HUTH-SCHWARZ A, LEON A, VANDAME R, MORITZ RFA, KRAUS FB (2011): Workers dominate male production in the neotropical bumblebee Bombus wilmattae (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Front Zool 8: 13.
Huth-Schwarz_etal_2011_FrontZool.pdf (297.9 KB) vom 01.08.2011
JAROSCH A, MORITZ RFA (2011): Systemic RNA-interference in the honeybee Apis mellifera: Tissue dependent uptake of fluorescent siRNA after intra-abdominal application observed by laser-scanning microscopy. J Insect Physiol 57: 851-857
Jarosch_Moritz_2011_JIP.pdf (1.5 MB) vom 22.08.2011
JAROSCH A, STOLLE E, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA (2011): Alternative splicing of a single transcription factor drives selfish reproductive behavior in honeybee workers (Apis mellifera). PNAS 108: 15282-15287
Jarosch_etal_2011_PNAS.pdf (1.8 MB) vom 06.10.2011
KRAUS FB, GERECKE E, MORITZ RFA (2011): Shift Work has a Genetic Basis in Honeybee Pollen Foragers (Apis mellifera L.). Behav Genet 41: 323-328
Kraus_etal_2011_BehavGenet.pdf (260.1 KB) vom 19.04.2011
KRAUS FB, SZENTGYORGYI H, ROZEJ E, RHODE M, MORON D, WOYCIECHOWSKI M, MORITZ RFA (2011): Greenhouse bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) spread their genes into the wild. Conserv Genet 12: 187-192
Kraus_etal_2011_ConservGenet.pdf (234.6 KB) vom 19.04.2011
MORITZ RFA, LATTORFF HMG, CROUS KL, HEPBURN RH (2011): Social parasitism of queens and workers in the Cape honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 65: 735-740
Moritz_etal_2011_BES.pdf (407.5 KB) vom 27.04.2011
NEUMANN P, HÄRTEL S, KRYGER P, CREWE RM, MORITZ RFA (2011): Reproductive division of labour and thelytoky result in sympatric barriers to gene flow in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). J Evol Biol 24: 286–294
Neumann_etal_2011_JEB.pdf (207.2 KB) vom 26.01.2011
POPP M, LATTORFF HMG (2011): A quantitative in vitro cultivation technique to determine cell number and growth rates in strains of Crithidia bombi (Trypanosomatidae), a parasite of bumblebees. J Eukarayot Microbiol 58: 7-10
Popp_Lattorff_2011_JEM.pdf (100.9 KB) vom 26.01.2011
STOLLE E, WILFERT L, SCHMID-HEMPEL R, SCHMID-HEMPEL P, KUBE M, REINHARDT R and MORITZ RFA (2011): A second generation genetic map of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) reveals slow genome and chromosome evolution in the Apidae. BMC Genom 12: 48
Stolle_etal_BMC-Genom_2011.pdf (6.9 MB) vom 19.04.2011
WALTER A, WESTPHAL C, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2011): Drinking behaviour of the orb web spider Argiope bruennichi (Araneae; Araneidae). Behaviour 148, 1297-1311
Walter_etal_2011_Behav.pdf (357.6 KB) vom 19.12.2011
ZIMMERMANN Y, SCHORKOPF DLP, MORITZ RFA, PEMBERTON RW, QUEZADA-EUAN JJG , ELTZ T (2011): Population genetic structure of orchid bees (Euglossini) in anthropogenically altered landscapes. Conserv Genet 12: 1183-1194
Zimmermann_etal_2012_Conserv-Genet.pdf (346.7 KB) vom 04.06.2012