Publications

    1. MC Harrison, EB Mallon & RL Hammond (Submitted) Reservoirs of hidden genetic variation in the bumble bee, Bombus terrestris. Nature Ecology and Evolution
    2. Harrison, M.C., Mallon, E.B., Twell, D. & Hammond, R.L. (Submitted) Deleterious mutation accumulation in Arabidophis thaliana pollen genes: a role for a recent relaxation of selection. Genome Biology and Evolution. (preprint available on
    3. Lonsdale, Z.N., Lee, K.D., Kyriakidou, M., Amarasinghe, H.E., Nathanael, D., O'Connor, C.J.  & Mallon, E.B. (2017) Allele specific expression and methylation in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris . PeerJ 5:e3798
    4. Pegoraro, M., Marshall, H., Lonsdale, Z.N., & Mallon, E.B. (2017) Do social insects support Haig's kin theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting? Epigenetics. doi:10.1080/15592294.2017.1348445. Author version available on the Leicester research archive.
    5. Mallon, E. B., Amarasinghe, H. E., & Ott. S.R (2016) Acute and chronic gregarisation are associated with distinct DNA methylation fingerprints in desert locusts. Scientific reports 6, 35608; doi: 10.1038/srep35608
    6. Amarasinghe, H. E., Toghill, B.J., Nathanael D. & Mallon, E.B  (2015) Allele specific expression in worker reproduction genes in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris . PeerJ 3: e1079
    7. Toghill B.J, Saratzis A., Harrison S.C., Verissimo A.R.,  Mallon E.B., Bown M.J. (2015) The potential role of DNA methylation in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Atherosclerosis. 241(1) pp 121-129
    8. Harrison, M.C., Hammond, R.L. & Mallon, E.B. (2015) Reproductive workers show queen-like gene expression in an intermediately eusocial insect, the buff-tailed bumble bee Bombus terrestris Molecular Ecology 24 (12) pp 3043 - 3063  (preprint available on BioRxiv, peer reviewed manuscript available on LRA)
    9. Sadd BM, Barribeau SM, Bloch G, de Graaf DC, Dearden P, Elsik CG, et al. (2015) The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organisation. Genome Biol 16:76
    10. Riddell, C.E., Lobaton Garces, J.D., Adams, S., Barribeau, S.M., Twell, D. & Mallon, E.B. (2014) Differential gene expression and alternative splicing in insect immune specificity BMC Genomics 15:1031
    11. Mallon, E. B, Alghamdi A., Holdbrook, R.T.K.& Rosato, E (2014) Immune stimulation reduces sleep and memory ability in Drosophila melanogaster. . 2:e434  Press release
    12. Amarasinghe, H. E., Clayton, C. I. & Mallon, E. B. (2014) Methylation and worker reproduction in the bumble-bee (Bombus terrestris). Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci.281, 20132502. Press release Science News article
    13. Deshwal, S. and Mallon, E.B. (2014) Antimicrobial peptides play a functional role in bumblebee anti-trypanosome defense. Development and Comparative Immunology. Vol. 42. pp. 240-243 Preprint available on BioRxiv
    14. Smith, C., Ondračková, M., Spence, R., Adams, Sally, Betts, D. S. and Mallon, E. (2011) Pathogen-mediated selection for MHC variability in wild zebrafish. Evolutionary Ecology Research, Vol.67 (No.4). pp. 217-218. ISSN 1522-0613
    15. Riddell CE, Sumner S, Adams S, and Mallon EB (2011) Pathways to immunity: temporal dynamics of the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) immune response against a trypanosome gut parasite. Insect Molecular Biology 20 (4) 529-540
    16. Riddell CE, Adams S, Schmid-Hempel P and Mallon EB (2009) Differential expression of immune defences is associated with specific host-parasite interactions in insects. PLOS One 4 (10) 135-138 e7621
    17. Alghamdi A, Raine NE, Rosato E, and Mallon EB (2009) No evidence for an evolutionary trade-off between learning and immunity in a social insect. Biology Letters 5 (1) 55-57
    18. Alghamdi A, Dalton L, Phillis A., Rosato E, and Mallon EB (2008) Immune response impairs learning in free-flying insects. Biology Letters 4 (5) 479-481
    19. Tyler ER, Adams S and Mallon EB (2006) An immune response in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris leads to increased food consumption. BMC Physiology 6:6
    20. Riddell CE and Mallon EB (2006) Insect psychoneuroimmunology: Immune response reduces learning in protein starved bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Brain, Behavior and Immunity 20 (2) 135-138
    21. Pratt SC, Sumpter DB, Mallon EB and Franks NR (2005) An agent based decision model of nest-moving in social insects. Animal Behaviour 70 (5) 1023-1036
    22. Mallon EB and Schmid-Hempel P (2004) Behavioural interactions, kin and disease susceptibility in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17(4) 829-833
    23. Mallon EB, Brockman A and Schmid-Hempel P (2003) Immune function inhibits memory formation in the honeybee Apis melifera. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270 (1526) 1843-1847
    24. Mallon EB, Loosli R and Schmid-Hempel P (2003) Specific vs non-specific immune defence in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris L. Evolution 57 (6) 1444-1447
    25. Franks NR, Mallon EB, Bray HE, Hamilton MJ & Mischler TC. (2003) Strategies for choosing between alternatives with different attributes: exemplified by house-hunting ants. Animal Behaviour 65 (1) 215-223
    26. Franks NR, Britton NF, Mallon EB, Pratt SC and Sumpter DB (2002) Information flow and collective intelligence in house hunting social insects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London) B 357 (1427): 1567-1583
    27. Pratt SC, Mallon EB, Sumpter DB and Franks NR (2002) Quorum-dependent recruitment and collective decision-making during colony emigration by the ant Leptothorax albipennis. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 52 (2): 117-127
    28. Mugford ST, Mallon EB and Franks NR (2001) The accuracy of Buffon's needle: a rule of thumb used by ants to estimate area. Behavioral Ecology 12 (6): 655-658
    29. Mallon EB, Pratt SC and Franks NR (2001) Individual and collective decision-making during nest site selection by the ant Leptothorax albipennis. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 353-359
    30. Mallon EB and Franks NR (2000) Ants estimate area using Buffon’s needle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 267 (1445) 765-770

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