“Double-trouble”: Combined effects of pesticides and pathogens on insects
The aim is to provide a novel platform to study the interactions of stressors (pathogens and insecticide) in an insect host model, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms (immunological and enzymatic). The results of the study has both environmental and commercial applications.
Parasites modulate the gut-microbiome in insects: A proof-of-concept study
Fredensborg, Brian Lund, Fossdal Í Kálvalíð, I., Johannesen, T. B., Stensvold, C. R., Nielsen, Henrik & Kapel, Christian, 2020, PLoS ONE. 15, 1, p. e0227561
Differences in life stage sensitivity of the beetle Tenebrio molitor towards a pyrethroid insecticide explained by stage-specific variations in uptake, elimination and activity of detoxifying enzymes
Pedersen, K. E., Pedersen, N. N., Meyling, Nicolai Vitt, Fredensborg, Brian Lund & Cedergreen, Nina, 2020, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 162, 113-121.
Timing of sub-lethal insecticide exposure determines parasite establishment success in an insect-helminth model.
Dhakal, Suraj, Meyling, Nicolai Vitt, Pedersen, K. E., Cedergreen, Nina & Fredensborg, Brian Lund, 2020, Parasitology, in press.
Quantification of the activity of detoxifying enzymes in terrestrial invertebrates: Optimization, evaluation and use of in vitro and ex vivo methods
Pedersen, K. E., Fredensborg, Brian Lund, Jensen, Annette Bruun & Cedergreen, Nina, 2019, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10, 726-734
Establishment Success of the Beetle Tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta Depends on Dose and Host Body Condition.
Dhakal, Suraj, Buss, S. M., Cassidy, Elizabeth, Meyling, Nicolai Vitt & Fredensborg, Brian Lund, 2018, Insects. 9, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.
Implications of sequence and timing of exposure for synergy between the pyrethroid insecticide alpha-cypermethrin and the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana.
Meyling, Nicolai Vitt, Arthur, S., Pedersen, K. E., Dhakal, Suraj, Cedergreen, Nina & Fredensborg, Brian Lund, 2018, Pest Management Science. 74, 11, p. 2488-2495