Obbard DJ, Shi M, Roberts KE, Longdon B, Dennis AB (submitted) A new lineage of segmented RNA viruses infecting animals [bioRxiv from 21st August 2019]
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 BL (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
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
Google Scholar Citations
ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0001-6936-1697
Researcher ID F-4132-2010
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Our research has been featured on:
— Virulence following host shifts
Microbiology Society Blog, Science Daily
— Phylogenetic determinants of host shifts
BBC TV, BBC Radio Scotland (live interview), BBC online, The Metro, The Scotsman, Science Daily, The Press Association, The Herald, Press and Journal, Edinburgh Evening News, BBSRC website, MSN news, Yahoo News, The West Australian, Rule of 6ix via Nature.com blogs and National Public Radio (USA)