For previous and other current publications of lab members see their individual pages in the Group site.


Yu Z, Wang Y, Zhao X, Liu X, Ma E, Moussian B, Zhang J. 2017. The ABC transporter ABCH-9C is needed for cuticle barrier construction in Locusta migratoria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 87: 90-99.

Li K, Zhang X, Zuo Y, Liu W, Zhang J, Moussian B. 2017. Timed Knickkopf function is essential for wing cuticle formation in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 89:1-10

Reinhardt K. 2017. Traumatic Insemination. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer (Shackelford & Weekers-Shackelford eds.).

Reinhardt K, Breunig HG, König K. 2017. Autofluorescence lifetime variation in the cuticle of the bedbug Cimex lectularius. Arthropod Structure and Development 46: 56-62 link

Wang Y, Carballo RG , Moussian B. 2017. Double cuticle barrier in two global pests, the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and the bedbug Cimex lectularius. Journal of experimental biology 220: 1396-1399. link

Fabritius HO, Moussian B. 2017. The arthropod cuticle – A never-ending endeavor. Arthropod Structure and Development 46: 2-3.



Benoit JB, Adelmann ZN, Reinhardt K et al. Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature Communications 7: 10165. link

Dobler R, Reinhardt K. Heritability, evolvability, phenotypic plasticity and temporal variation in sperm-competition success of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of evolutionary biology 29: 929-941. link

Fountain T, Ravinet M, Naylor R, Reinhardt K, Butlin RK. A Linkage Map and QTL Analysis for Pyrethroid Resistance in the Bed Bug Cimex lectularius. G3 Genes Genomes Genetics 6: 4059-4066. link

Kakanj P, Moussian B, Grönke S, Bustos V, Eming SA, Partridge L, Leptin M. Insulin and TOR signal in parallel through FOXO and S6K to promote epithelial wound healing. Nature Communications 7: 12972. link

Öztürk-Colak A, Moussian B, Araujo SJ, Casanova J. 2016 A feedback mechanism converts individual cell features into a supracellular ECM structure in Drosophila trachea. eLife 5: e09373. link

Öztürk-Colak A, Moussian B, Araujo SJ, Casanova J. 2016. Drosophila Chitinous aECM and its Cellular Interactions During Tracheal Development. Developmental Dynamics 245: 259-267. link

Reinhardt K, Dobler R, Abbott JK. 2016. An Ecology of Sperm. Sperm Diversification by Natural Selection. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. link

Wang Y, Cruz T, Irion U, Moussian B. 2016. Differentiated muscles are mandatory for gas-filling of the Drosophila airway system. Biology Open. link

Yu Z, Zhang X, Wang Y, Moussian B, Zhu KY, Li S, Ma E, Zhang J. LmCYP4G102: An oenocyte-specific cytochrome P450 gene required for cuticular waterproofing in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. Scientific Reports 6: 29980. link.

Yu R, Liu W, Li D, Zhao X, Ding G, Zhang M, Ma E, Zhu K, Li S, Moussian B, Zhang J. Helicoidal Organization of Chitin in the Cuticle of the Migratory Locust Requires the Function of the Chitin Deacetylase2 Enzyme (LmCDA2). Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 24352-24363. link.


Byri S, … Moussian B, Uv A, Luschnig S. 2015. The Triple-Repeat Protein Anakonda Controls Epithelial Tricellular Junction Formation in Drosophila. Developmental Cell. link

Fountain T, Butlin RK, Reinhardt K, Otti O. Outbreeding effects in an inbreeding insect, Cimex lectularius. Ecology & Evolution 5: 409-418. link

Michels J, Gorb S, Reinhardt K. 2015. Reduction of female copulatory damage by resilin represents evidence for tolerance in sexual conflict. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, link

Morrow EH, Reinhardt K, Wolff J, Dowling DK. 2015. Risks inherent to mitochondrial replacement. EMBO Reports, link.

Moussian B, Letizia A, Martínez-Corrales G, Rotstein B, Casali A, Llimargas M. 2015. Deciphering the genetic programme triggering timely and spatially-regulated chitin deposition. PLoS Genetics 24: 11:e1004939. link

Otti O, Johnston PR, Horsburgh G, Galindo J, Reinhardt K. 2015. Female transcriptomic response to male genetic and nongenetic ejaculate variation. Behavioral Ecology, link

Reinhardt K, Breunig HG, Uchugonova A, König K. 2015. Sperm metabolism is altered during storage by female insects: evidence from two-photon autofluorescence lifetime measurements in bedbugs. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. link

Reinhardt K. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil Günter Köhler zum 65. Geburtstag. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 59: 145-155. Here.

Wang Y, Zuber R, Oehl K, Norum M, Moussian B. 2015. Report on Drosophila melanogaster larvae without functional tracheae. Journal of Zoology 296: 139-145. link

Topics representing lab expertise, 2014 and 2013

Dobler R, Rogell B, Budar F, Dowling DK. 2014. A meta-analysis of the strength and nature of cytoplasmic genetic effects. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 2021-2034 link

Reinhardt K, Anthes N, Lange R. 2014. Copulatory wounding and traumatic insemination. In Rice, W. R. & Gavrilets, S. (eds): Sexual Conflict. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, pp. 115-140, link

Shaik KS, Wang Y, Aravind L, Moussian B. 2014. The Knickkopf DOMON domain is essential for cuticle differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster. Archives for Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 86: 100-106. doi: 10.1002/arch.21165

Lange R, Reinhardt K, Michiels N, Anthes N. 2013. Functions, mechanisms, and evolution of traumatic mating. Biological Reviews 88: 585-601

Meyer F, Flötenmeyer M, Moussian B. 2013. The sulfonylurea receptor Sur is dispensable for chitin synthesis in Drosophila melanogaster embryos. Pest Management Science 69: 1136-40

Moussian B. 2013. The Arthropod Cuticle. In: Arthropod Biology and Evolution. Molecules, Development, Morphology. Minelli, Alessandro; Boxshall, Geoffrey; Fusco, Giuseppe (Eds.). 2013, IX, 532 p.: Springer Verlag

Otti O, McTighe AP, Reinhardt K. 2013. In vitro antimicrobial sperm protection by an ejaculate-like substance. Functional Ecology 27: 219-226

Reinhardt K, Dowling DK, Morrow EDH. 2013. Mitochondria replacement, Evolution, and the Clinic. Science 341: 1345-1346

Reinhardt K, Ribou A-C. 2013. Females become infertile as the stored sperm’s oxygen radicals increase. Scientific Reports 3: 2888