Publications from our lab (started in Nov 2014)

* not internationally peer-reviewed, members of the lab in bold


here’s 2021’s aim:




Dobson AJ, Kumpitsch L, Langer L, Voigt E, Dowling DK, Reinhardt K. Mito-nuclear variation in transgenerational and reproductive effects of amino acid and lipid nutrition. under review.

Křemenová J, Balvin O, Sasínková M, Massino C, Reinhardt K, Weig A, Bartonička T, Otti O. Effect of male diet on female fitness and sperm competition in human- and bat-associated lineages of the common bedbug, Cimex lectularius.

95) *Reinhardt K. 2021. Nachweise von drei bemerkenswerten Schildlausarten (Insecta: Coccina) um Dresden. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 65, im Druck.

Reinhardt K, Cassens D, Turnell BR, Dobler R. Evidence for mutation-order but not ecological speciation in experimentally-evolved Drosophila lines. under review

Turnell BR, Kumpitsch L, Ribou A-C, Reinhardt K. Somatic production of reactive oxygen species does not predict its production in sperm cells across Drosophila melanogaster lines. submitted

Turnell BR, Kumpitsch L, Reinhardt K. Production and scavenging of reactive oxygen species both affect reproductive success in male and female Drosophila melanogaster. submitted

Turnell BR, Reinhardt K. Sperm metabolic rate predicts female mating frequency across Drosophila species. submitted


90) Asshoff R, Hallerbach P, Reinhardt K. 2020. Teaching changes interest and attitudes of students towards bedbugs. International Journal of Science Education 42: 1818-1833. Link

89) Bellinvia S, Johnston PR, Reinhardt K, Otti O. 2020. Bacterial communities of the reproductive organs of virgin and mated common bedbugs, Cimex lectularius. Ecological Entomology 45: 142-154 Link

88) *Gerlach T, Theobald J, Langer L, Anthes N, Reinhardt K. 2020. Die Tagfalterfauna auf dem ehemaligen Standortübungsplatz Mellrichstadt. Beiträge zur bayerischen Entomofaunistik 20: 1-9. [result of our zoology field trips]. Link

87) Guo R, Henke A-L, Reinhardt K. 2020. Sperm viability varies with buffer and genotype in Drosophila melanogaster. Fly. link

86) Guo R, Reinhardt K. 2020. Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids affect volume and metabolism of Drosophila melanogaster sperm. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 544-550. pdf.

85) Hölzel BN, Pfannkuche K, Allner B, Allner HT, Hescheler J, Derichsweiler D, Hollert H, Schiwy A, Brendt J, Schaffeld M, Froschauer A, Stahlschmidt-Allner P. 2020. Following the adverse outcome pathway from micronucleus to cancer using H2B-eGFP transgenic healthy stem cells. Archives of Toxicology. Link

84) Hopkins BR, Sepil I, Wigby S. 2020. Structural variation in Drosophila melanogaster spermathecal ducts and its association with sperm competition dynamics. Royal Society Open Science 7:200130. Link

83) Khalil ISM, Magdanz V, Simmchen J, Klingner A, Misra S. 2020. Resemblance between motile and magnetically actuated sperm cells. Applied Physics Letters 116:063702. Link

82) Křemenová J, Bartonička T., Balvín O, Otti O, Pavonič M., Reinhardt K, Šimek Z. 2020. Identification and age-dependence of pteridines in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and bat bugs (C. pipistrelli) using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Scientific Reports 10:10146. link

81) Langer L, Froschauer C, Reinhardt K. 2020. Sex differences in bedbug nymphs, Cimex lectularius. Journal of Applied Entomology 144: 838–843. Link

80) Lerch S, Zuber R, Gehring N, Wang, Y., Eckel, B., Klass, K.-D., Lehmann, F.-O. , Moussian, B. 2020. Diversity of Resilin matrices in Drosophila melanogasterBMC Biology 18:195.

79) Magdanz V, Khalil ISM, Simmchen J, Furtado GP,  Mohanty S, Gebauer J, Xu H, Klingner A, Aziz A, Medina-Sánchez M, Schmidt OG, Misra S. 2020. IRONSperm: Sperm-templated soft magnetic microrobots. Science Advances 6: eaba5855. link

78) Mołoń M, Dampc J, Kula-Maximenko M, Zebrowski J, Mołoń A, Dobler R, Durak R, Skoczowski A. 2020. Effects of temperature on lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster from different genetic backgrounds: links between metabolic rate and longevity. Insects 11:470

77) *Reinhardt K. 2020. Herrn (Prof.) Dr. habil. rer. nat. Günter Köhler zum 70. Geburtstag. Articulata, im Druck

76) *Reinhardt K. 2020. Rotmilan und Schwarzmilan als Luftjäger von Tettigonia viridissima. Articulata, im Druck

75) *Reinhardt K. 2020. Blütenbesuch bei Tettigonia viridissima. Articulata, im Druck

74) *Reinhardt K. 2020. Libellenbeobachtungen im Strandsha-Gebirge (Bulgarien) (Odonata). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 64: 49-56. pdf

73) *Reinhardt K. 2020. Parasiten in Zuchten von Heteropteren, speziell Bettwanzen (Cimicidae). Heteropteron 60: 21-24. pdf.

72) *Reinhardt K, Gloyna K, Hofrichter M. 2020. Nachweise und Ökologie des Asiatischen Gleditschien-Samenkäfers Megabruchidius dorsalis (FÅHREUS) 1839 in Sachsen. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 64: 149-158. pdf

71) Ridzewski C, Li M, Dong B, Magdanz V 2020. Gelatin microcartridges for onboard activation and antioxidant protection of sperm. ACS Applied Bio Materials 3: 1616-1627. Link

70) Sepil I, Hopkins BR, Dean R, Bath E, Friedman S, Swanson B, Ostridge HJ, Harper L, Buehner NA, Wolfner MF, Konietzny R, Thézénas, M-L, Sandham E, Charles PD, Fischer R, Steinhauer J, Kessler BM, Wigby S. 2020. Male reproductive aging arises via multifaceted mating-dependent sperm and seminal proteome declines, but is postponable in Drosophila. PNAS Link

69) Striggow F, Medina-Sanchez M, Auernhammer GK, Magdanz V, Friedrich B, Schmidt O.G. 2020. Sperm-driven micromotors moving in oviduct fluid and viscoelastic media. Small e:2000213 link

68) Thönnes M, Vogt M, Steinborn K, Hausken KN, Levavi-Sivan B, Froschauer A,  Pfennig F. 2020. An ex vivo approach to study hormonal control of spermatogenesis in the teleost Oreochromis niloticus. Frontiers in Endocrinology  11:443 link.

67) Turnell BR, Reinhardt K. 2020. Metabolic rate and oxygen radical levels increase but radical generation rate decreases with male age in Drosophila melanogaster sperm. Journal of Gerontology A 75: 2278–2285 link. or pdf file here. Note: A statistics reviewer of this paper suggested alternative approaches. For reasons of space they were not addressed in the paper. However, they do not alter our results at all. Link to the suggested alternative approaches here.

66) Vaught RC, Voigt S, Dobler R, Clancy DJ, Reinhardt K, Dowling DK. 2020. Interactions between cytoplasmic and nuclear genomes confer sex‐specific effects on lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of evolutionary biology 33: 694-713. Link

65) Wang Y, Norum M, Oehl K, Yang Y, Zuber R, Yang J, Farine J-P, Gehring N, Flötenmeyer M, Ferveur J-F, Moussian B. 2020. Dysfunction of Oskyddad causes Harlequin-type ichthyosis-like defects in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics 16: e1008363.

64) Wigby S, Brown NC, Allen SE, Misra S, Sitnik JL, Sepil I, Clark AG, Wolfner MF. 2020. The Drosophila seminal proteome and its role in postcopulatory sexual selection. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375: 20200072. Link

63) Zhang XB, Dong W, Li KX, Wang JJ, Shen J, Moussian B, Zhang JZ. 2020. Flexible manipulation of Omb levels in the endogenous expression region of Drosophila wing by combinational overexpression and suppression strategy. Insect Science 27: 14-21.



62) Carlitz EHD, Runge J-N, König B, Winkler L, Kirschbaum C, Gao W, Lindholm AK. 2019. Steroid hormones in hair reveal sexual maturity and competition in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). Scientific Reports 9:16925

61) Dobler R, Dowling DK, Morrow EH & Reinhardt K. 2019. Reply: Mitochondrial replacement and its effects on human health: accounting for non- independence of data in meta-analyses. Human Reproduction Update (NB: this is a response to a non-peer-reviewed piece by an author with severe conflicts of interests).

60) Dobson AJ, Boulton-McDonald R, Houchou L, Svermova T, Red Z, Subrini J, Vazquez-Prada M, Hoti M, Rodriguez-Lopez M, Ibrahim R, Gregoriou A, Gkantiragas A, Bahler J, Ezcurra M, Alic N. 2019. Longevity is determined by ETS transcription factors in multiple tissues and diverse species. PLoS Genetics 15:e1008212. Link

59) Dong W, Dobler R, Dowling DK, Moussian B. 2019. The cuticle inward barrier in Drosophila melanogaster is shaped by mitochondrial and nuclear genotypes and a sex-specific effect of diet. Peer J 7:e7802

58) Gao Q, Turnell BR, Hua B, Shaw KL. 2019. The effect of nuptial gift number on fertilization success in a Hawaiian swordtail cricket. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 73:92

57) Janicke T, Marie-Orleach L, Aubier TG, Perrier C, Morrow, EH. 2019. Assortative mating in animals and its role for speciation. The American Naturalist 194: 865-875. Link

56) *Kästner T, Reinhardt K 2019. Neue Funde des Weinhähnchens Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) im Elbtal um Dresden (Insecta: Ensifera). Sächsische Entomologische Zeitschrift 10: 11-14. Link

55) Khalil ISM, Klingner A, Magdanz V, Striggow F, Medina-Sanchez M, Schmidt OG, Misra S. 2019. Modeling of spermbots in a viscous colloidal suspension. Advanced Theory and Simulations 2:1900072

54) Khalil ISM, Klingner A, Hamed Y, Magdanz V, Toubar M, Misra S. 2019. Characterization of flagellar propulsion of soft microrobotic sperm in a viscous heterogeneous medium. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Link

53) Magdanz V, Boryshpolets S, Ridzewski C, Eckel B, Reinhardt K. 2019. The motility-based swim-up technique separates bull sperm based on differences in metabolic rates and tail length. PLoS ONE14:e0223576. See press release.

52) Magdanz V, Gebauer J, Shoran P, Eltoukhy S, Voigt D, Simmchen J. 2019. Sperm-particle interactions and their prospects for charge mapping. Advanced Biosystems 3:1900061

51) *Otti O, Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, Reinhardt K. 2019. Do bacteria change their language when they enter the body through wounds? Answers from bedbugs. Frontiers for Young Minds. Link

50) *Reinhardt K. 2019. Bedbugs. Current Biology 29: 1118

49) *Reinhardt K. 2019. Nachweise des Fächerflüglers Xenos vesparum Rossi, 1793 in Sachsen (Insecta: Strepsiptera). Sächsische Entomologische Zeitschrift 10: 6-10. Link

48) *Reinhardt K, Kästner T, Kurth M, Wolf H. 2019. Erstnachweis des Weinhähnchens Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) im Dresdner Elbtal. Sächsische Entomologische Zeitschrift 9 (2016/2017): 19-25.

47) Reinhardt K, Turnell B. 2019. Sperm ageing: a complex business. Functional Ecology 33:1188–1189

46) Reinhardt K, Voigt D, Gorb SN. 2019. Evidence for a sexually selected function of the attachment system in bedbugs Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera, Cimicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb206136. doi:10.1242/jeb.206136

45) Roth S, Balvín O, Siva-Jothy MT, Di Iorio O, Benda P, Calva, O, Faundez EI, Anwarali Khan FA, McFadzen M, Lehnert MP, Naylor R, Simov N, Morrow EH, Willassen E, Reinhardt K. 2019. Bedbugs (Cimicidae) evolved before their bat hosts and did not co-speciate with ancient humans. Current Biology 29: 1847–1853. Link (behind paywall but see the nice video abstract)

44) Sonntag L, Simmchen J, Magdanz V. 2019 Nano-and micromotors designed for cancer therapy. Molecules 24: 3410. Link

43) Voigt S, Erpf AC, Stephan W. 2019. Decreased temperature sensitivity of vestigial gene expression in temperate populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genes 10:498.

42) Wetzker C, Reinhardt K. (2019). Distinct metabolic profiles in Drosophila sperm and somatic tissues revealed by two-photon NAD(P)H and FAD autofluorescence lifetime imaging. Scientific Reports 9:19534. Link

41) Zuber R, Shaik KS, Meyer F, Ho H-N, Speidel A, Gehring N, Bartoszewski S, Schwarz H, Moussian B. 2019. The putative C-type lectin Schlaff ensures epidermal barrier compactness in Drosophila. Scientific Reports 9:5374


40) Abdel Ghaffar HA, Moftah MZ, Favereaux A, Swidan M, Shalaby O, El Ramah, S, Gamal R. 2018. Mitochondrial DNA‐based identification of developmental stages and empty puparia of forensically important flies (Diptera) in Egypt. Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine 4: 129-134. Link

39) Balvin O, Roth S, Talbot B, Reinhardt K. 2018. Co-speciation in bedbug Wolbachia parallel the pattern in nematode hosts. Scientific Reports. Link

38) Dobler R, Dowling DK, Morrow EH & Reinhardt K. 2018. A systematic review and meta-analysis reveals pervasive effects of germline mitochondrial replacement on components of health. Human Reproduction Update. Link

37) Grunau C, Voigt S, Dobler R, Dowling DK, Reinhardt K. 2018. The cytoplasm affects the epigenome in Drosophila melanogaster. Epigenomes . Link

36) Medina-Sanchez M, Magdanz V, Guix M, Fomin VM, Schmidt OG. 2018. Swimming Microrobots: Soft, Reconfigurable, and Smart. Advanced Functional Materials

35) Muthukrishnan S, Arakane Y, Yang Q, Zhang CX, Zhang JZ, Zhang WQ, Moussian B. 2018. Future questions in insect chitin biology: A microreview. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 98:e21454

34) Predel R, Neupert S, Derst C, Reinhardt K, Wegener C*. 2018. Neuropeptidomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius. Journal of Proteome Research 17: 440-454. Link.

33) *Reinhardt K. 2018. Bedbug. Reaktion Books, London. Link

32) *Reinhardt K. 2018. Sind aktuelle Zahlen zur Abnahme der Biomasse fliegender Insekten falsch? [Are current figures for the decrease of the biomass of flying insects wrong?] Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 62: 33-36. Link

31) *Reinhardt K. 2018. Bettwanzen: ungesehen, unerwünscht, unbezwungen. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau71: 524-533. Link.

30) Wang Y, Berger J, Moussian B. 2018. Trynity models a tube valve in the Drosophila larval airway system. Developmental Biology 437: 75-83

29) Wang Y, Moussian B, Schaeffeler E, Schwab M, Nies AT. 2018. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an innovative preclinical ADME model for solute carrier membrane transporters, with consequences for pharmacology and drug therapy. Drug Discovery Today 23:1746-1760

28) Xu H, Medina-Sanchez M, Magdanz V, Schwarz L, Hebenstreit F, Schmidt OG. 2018. Sperm-Hybrid Micromotor for Targeted Drug Delivery. ACS Nano 12: 327-337

27) Yu RR, Liu WM, Zhao XM, Zhang M, Li DQ, Zuber R, Ma EB, Zhu KJ, Moussian B, Zhang JZ. 2018. LmCDA1 organizes the cuticle by chitin deacetylation in Locusta migratoria. Insect Molecular Biology


26) *Breuer M, Simons IH, Gerlach T, Reinhardt K. 2017. Die Größe und Dichte einer Population der Plumpschrecke (Isophya kraussii) in der bayerischen Rhön. Articulata 32: 125-133 [that’s the result of our zoology fieldtrip]

25) Eckel B, Guo R, Reinhardt K. 2017. More pitfalls with sperm viability staining and a viability-based stress test to characterise sperm quality. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Link

24) Otti O, Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, Reinhardt K. 2017. Regular wounding in a natural system: bacteria associated with reproductive organs of bedbugs and their quorum sensing abilities. Frontiers in Immunology (Molecular Innate Immunity) 8:1855. Link

23) 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

22) Reinhardt K. 2017. Traumatic Insemination. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer (Shackelford & Weekers-Shackelford eds.). We don’t even have a reprint but here is a link – the whole encyclopedia can be purchased for 4000 Euros – clearly a bargain.

21) 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

20) Wang Y, Zuber R, Laudahn A, Berger J, Moussian B. 2017. Cuticular body hairs mediate clumping of small Camponotus floridanus larvae. Arthropod Structure & Development 46: 108-115.

19) 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

18) 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.

17) Zuber R, Norum M, Wang Y, Oehl K, Gehring N, Accardi D, Bartozsewski S, Berger J, Floetenmeyer M, Moussian B. 2017. The ABC transporter Snu and the extracellular protein Snsl cooperate in the formation of the lipid-based inward and outward barrier in the skin of Drosophila. European Journal of Cell Biology 97: 90-101 Link


16) 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

15) 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

14) Fountain T, Ravinet Mark, Naylor R, Reinhardt K, Butlin RK. 2016. A linkage map and QTL analysis for pyrethroid resistance in the bed bug Cimex lectularius. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 6:4059-4066. link

13) *Moussian B. 2015. Taking peer review seriously. EMBO Reports 17: 617

12) *Reinhardt K 2016. Nachweis der an Leberblümchen minierenden Pflanzenwespe Pseudodineura mentiens um Jena (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Symphyta). Thüringer Faunistische Abhandlungen 21: 137-142

11) Wang Y, Yu Z, Zhang J, Moussian B. 2016. Regionalization of surface lipids in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 283: 20152994. link

10) 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.

9) 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.

8) Zhao X, Qin Z, Liu W, Liu X, Moussian B, Ma E, Li S, Zhang J. 2016 Nuclear receptor HR3 controls locust molt by regulating chitin synthesis and degradation genes of Locusta migratoria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 92: 1-11


7) 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

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

5) 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

4) *Reinhardt K. 2015. Risiken der Mitochondrienersatztherapie in der Reproduktionsmedizin. Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 75: 428-431

3) Reinhardt K, Dobler R, Abbott JK. 2015. An Ecology of Sperm. Sperm Diversification by Natural Selection. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. link

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

1) Wang Y, Cruz T, Irion U, Moussian B. 2015. Differentiated muscles are mandatory for gas-filling of the Drosophila airway system. Biology Open. link