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Imrie RM, Roberts KE, Longdon B (2021). Between virus correlations in the outcome of infection across host species: evidence of virus genotype by host species interactions. Evolution Letters. doi:10.1002/evl3.247

Jimenez-Guri E, Roberts KE, García FC, Tourmente M, Longdon B and Godley BJ (2021).
Transgenerational effects on development following microplastic exposure in Drosophila melanogaster. PeerJ. 9:e11369

Finet C, et al [Longdon B one of 28 authors] (in press). DrosoPhyla: genomic resources for drosophilid phylogeny and systematics. [bioRxiv preprint available]. Genome Biology and Evolution.

Treagus S, Wright C, Baker-Austin C, Longdon B and Lowther J (2021). The foodborne transmission of Hepatitis E virus to humans. Food and Environmental Virology.

Roberts KE and Longdon B (2021). Viral susceptibility across host species is largely independent of dietary protein to carbohydrate ratios. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1111/jeb.13773

Bonneaud C and Longdon B (2020). Emerging pathogen evolution. EMBO reports. 21:e51374

Obbard DJ, Shi M, Roberts KE, Longdon B, Dennis AB (2020) A new lineage of segmented RNA viruses infecting animals. Virus Evolution. 6(1):vez061

Klümper U, Maillard A, Hesse E, Bayer F, van Houte S, Longdon B, Gaze W, Buckling A (submitted) Short-term evolution under copper stress increases probability of plasmid uptake [bioRxiv]

Martinez J, Bruner-Montero G, Arunkumar R, Smith S, Day JP, Longdon B, Jiggins FM. (2019). Virus evolution in Wolbachia-infected Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 6;286(1914): 20192117

Duxbury EML, Day JP, Maria Vespasiani D, Thüringer Y, Tolosana I, Smith SCL, Tagliaferri L, Kamacioglu A, Lindsley I, Love L, Unckless RL, Jiggins FM, Longdon B (2019). Host-pathogen coevolution increases genetic variation in susceptibility to infection. eLife 2019;8:e46440.

Roberts KE, Hadfield JD, Sharma MD, Longdon B (2018). Changes in temperature alter the potential outcomes of virus host shifts. PLOS Pathogens. 14(10): e1007185.

Longdon B, Day JP, Alves JM, Smith SCL, Houslay TM, McGonigle JE, Tagliaferri L and Jiggins FM (2018). Host shifts result in parallel genetic changes when viruses evolve in closely related species. PLOS Pathogens. 14(4): e1006951.

Antonovics J, Wilson AJ, Forbes MR, Hauffe HC, Kallio ER, Leggett HC, Longdon B, Okamura B, Sait S, and Webster JP (2017). The evolution of transmission mode. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 372: 20160083

Longdon B, Day JP, Schulz N, Leftwich PT, de Jong MA, Breuker CJ, Gibbs M, Obbard DJ, Wilfert L, Smith SCL , McGonigle JE, Houslay TM, Wright LI, Livraghi L, Evans LC, Friend LA, Chapman T, Vontas J, Kambouraki N, Jiggins FM (2017). Vertically transmitted rhabdoviruses are found across three insect families and have dynamic interactions with their hosts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  284: 20162381

Webster CL, Longdon B, Lewis SH and Obbard DJ (2016). Twenty five new viruses associated with the Drosophilidae (Diptera). Evolutionary Bioinformatics 2016:Suppl. 2 13-25

Longdon B, Murray GGR, Palmer WJ, Day JP, Parker DJ, Welch JJ, Obbard DJ and Jiggins FM (2015). The evolution, diversity and host associations of rhabdoviruses. Virus Evolution. 1 (1): vev014

Webster CL, Waldron FM, Robertson S, Crowson D, Ferrari G, Quintana JF, Brouqui JM, Bayne EH, Longdon B, Buck AH, Lazzaro BP, Osei-Poku J, Haddrill PR, Obbard, DJ (2015). The discovery, distribution, and evolution of viruses associated with Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS Biology 13(7): e1002210.

Longdon B, Hadfield JD, Day JP, Smith SCL, McGonigle JE, Cogni R, Cao C and Jiggins FM (2015). The causes and consequences of changes in virulence following pathogen host shifts. PLOS Pathogens 11(3): e1004728 (Highlighted as part of PLOS Pathogen’s 10th anniversary collection)

Vrancken B, Lemey P, Rambaut A, Bedford T, Longdon B, Gunthard H, and Suchard M (2015) Simultaneously estimating evolutionary history and repeated traits phylogenetic signal: applications to viral and host phenotypic evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6(1): 67-82

Longdon B, Brockhurst MA, Russell CA, Welch JJ and Jiggins FM (2014). The Evolution and Genetics of Virus Host Shifts. PLOS Pathogens 10(11): e1004395

Martinez J, Longdon B, Bauer S, Chan Y-S, Miller WJ, Bourtzis K, Teixeira L and Jiggins FM (2014). Symbionts commonly provide broad spectrum resistance to viruses in insects: a comparative analysis of Wolbachia strains. PLOS Pathogens 10(9): e1004369

Longdon B, Cao C, Martinez J and Jiggins FM (2013). Previous exposure to an RNA virus does not protect against subsequent infection in Drosophila melanogaster PLOS One 8(9): e73833

Magwire MM, Fabian DK, Schweyen H, Cao C, Longdon B, Bayer F and Jiggins FM (2012). Genome-wide association studies reveal a simple genetic basis to resistance against naturally coevolving viruses in Drosophila PLOS Genetics 8(11): e1003057

Longdon B and Jiggins FM (2012) Viral endosymbionts of insects: do sigma viruses walk alone? (Review) Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279:3889-3898

Longdon B, Wilfert L and Jiggins FM (2012) Invited book chapter: The Sigma viruses of Drosophila. In: Rhabdoviruses: Molecular Taxonomy, Evolution, Genomics, Ecology, Cytopathology and Control edited by Ralf Dietzgen and Ivan Kuzmin. Caister Academic Press.

Longdon B, Fabian DK, Hurst GDD and Jiggins FM (2012) Male-killing Wolbachia do not protect Drosophila bifasciata against viral infection
BMC Microbiology. 12(Suppl 1):S8

Longdon B and Walker PJ (2011) Sigma virus genus proposal for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Longdon B, Hadfield JD, Webster CL, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host phylogeny determines viral persistence and replication in novel hosts
PLOS Pathogens 7(9):e1002260 (also see press coverage below)

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Osei-Poku J, Cagney H, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host-switching by a vertically transmitted rhabdovirus in Drosophila
Biology Letters 7(5):747-750

Wilfert L, Longdon B, Ferreira AGA, Bayer F, Jiggins FM (2011) Trypanosomatids are common and diverse parasites of Drosophila. Parasitology. 138(7): 858-865

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Rhabdoviruses in two species of Drosophila: vertical transmission and a recent sweep Genetics 188: 141-150

Longdon B and Jiggins FM  (2010) Quick Guide: Paternally transmitted parasites. Current Biology 2010 pR695

Longdon B, Obbard DJ and Jiggins FM (2010) Sigma viruses from three species of Drosophila form a major new clade in the rhabdovirus phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 277 (1698): 35-44

Aleksiev AL, Longdon B, Christmas MJ, Sendova-Franks AB and Franks NR (2007) Individual choice of building material for nest construction by worker ants and the collective outcome for their colony. Animal Behaviour. 74 (3): 559-566

Aleksiev AL, Longdon B, Christmas MJ, Sendova-Franks AB and Franks NR (2007) Individual and collective choice: parallel prospecting and mining in ants. Naturwissenschaften. 95 (4):301-305

Publications are mostly open access (2010 onwards), but if you cannot access something please email me for a reprint. Since ~2015 pre-prints of papers are on BioRxiv

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