Nathan Lo

Publications

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In press

082 Multiple evolutionary origins of Australian soil-burrowing cockroaches driven by climate change in the Neogene
Lo N, Tong KJ, Rose HA, Ho SYW, Beninati T, Lowe D, Matsumoto T, & Maekawa K (in press) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.


2015

081 Revisiting Coptotermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): a global taxonomic road map for species validity and distribution of an economically important subterranean termite genus
Chouvenc T, Li H-F, Austin A, Bordereau C, Bourguignon T, Cameron SL, Cancello EM, Constantino R, Costa-Leonard AM, Eggleton P, Evans TA, Forschler B, Grace JK, Husseneder C, Krecek J, Lee C-Y, Lee T, Lo N, Messenger M, Mullins A, Robert A, Roisin Y, Scheffrahn R, Sillam-Dusses D, Sobotnik J, Szalanski A, Takematsu Y, Vargo EL, Yamada A, Yoshimura T, & Su N-Y (2015) Systematic Entomology.
080 Alternative migratory locust phenotypes are associated with differences in the expression of genes encoding the methylation machinery
Robinson K, Estafani D, Ponton F, Simpson SJ, & Sword GA, & Lo N (2015) Insect Molecular Biology.
079 Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution
Ujvari B, Casewell NR, Sunagar K, Arbuckle K, Wüster W, Lo N, Conigrave AD, Mun HC, O'Meally D, Beckmann C, King GF, Deplazes E, & Madsen T (2015) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 112: 11911–11916.
078 Inhibition of the endosymbiont "Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii" during 16S rRNA gene profiling reveals potential pathogens in Ixodes ticks from Australia
Gofton AW, Oskam CL, Lo N, Beninati T, Wei H, McCarl V, Murray DC, Paparini A, Greay TL, Holmes AJ, Bunce M, Ryan U, & Irwin P (2015) Parasites and Vectors, 8: 345.
077 Biogeographic calibrations for the molecular clock
Ho SYW, Tong KJ, Foster CSP, Ritchie AM, Lo N, & Crisp MD (2015) Biology Letters, 11: 20150194.
076 Comment on "Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution"
Tong KJ, Duchene S, Ho SYW, & Lo N (2015) Science, 349: 487b.
075 The evolutionary history of termites as inferred from 66 mitochondrial genomes
Bourguignon T, Lo N, Cameron SL, Sobotnik J, Hayashi Y, Shigenobu S, Watanabe D, Roisin Y, Miura T & Evans TA (2015) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32: 406-421.
074 The origins and radiation of Australian Coptotermes termites: From rainforest to desert dwellers
Lee TRC, Cameron SL, Evans TA, Ho SYW, & Lo N (2015) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 82: 234-244.
073 Are urban bandicoots solely to blame for tick concerns?
HW Lydecker, E Stanfield, N Lo, DF Hochuli, & PB Banks (2015) Australian Zoologist, 37: 288-293.


2014

072 Metabolomic profiling of 13C-labelled cellulose digestion in a lower termite: insights into gut symbiont function
Tokuda G, Tsuboi Y, Kihara K, Saitou S, Moriya S, Lo N, Kikuchi J (2014) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 281: 20140990.
071 The impact of modelling rate heterogeneity among sites on phylogenetic estimates of intraspecific evolutionary rates and timescales
Jia F, Lo N, & Ho SYW (2014) PLOS ONE, 9: e95722.
070 Phylogeography and diversity of the terrestrial isopod Spherillo grossus (Oniscidea: Armadillidae) on the Australian East Coast
Lee TRC, Ho SYW, Wilson GDF, & Lo N (2014) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 170: 297–309.
069 Presoldier differentiation of Australian termite species induced by juvenile hormone analogues
Maekawa K, Hayashi Y, Lee TRC, & Lo N (2014) Austral Entomology, 53, 138–143.


2013

068 Construction and characterization of normalized cDNA libraries by 454 pyrosequencing and estimation of DNA methylation levels in three distantly related termite species
Hayashi Y, Shigenobu S, Watanabe D, Toga K, Saiki R, Shimada K, Bourguignon T, Lo N, Hojo M, Maekawa K, & Miura T (2013) PLOS ONE, 8: e76678.
067 "Candidatus Midichloriaceae" fam. nov. (Rickettsiales), an ecologically widespread clade of intracellular alphaproteobacteria
Montagna M, Sassera D, Epis S, Bazzocchi C, Vannini C, Lo N, Sacchi L, Fukatsu T, Petroni G, & Bandi C (2013) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79: 3241-3248.
066 Neotenic reproductives influence worker caste differentiation in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera; Rhinotermitidae)
Hayashi Y, Miyata H, Kitade O, Lo N (2013) Sociobiology, 60: 446-452.
065 Maintenance of essential amino acid synthesis pathways in the Blattabacterium symbiont of a wood-feeding cockroach
Tokuda G*, Elbourne LDH*, Kinjo Y* (*equal first authors), Saitoh S, Sabree Z, Hojo M, Yamada A, Hayashi Y, Shigenobu S, Bandi C, Paulsen IT, Watanabe H, & Lo N (2013) Biology Letters, 9: 20121153.
064 Cellulolytic protist numbers rise and fall dramatically in termite queens and kings during colony foundation
Shimada K, Lo N, Kitade O, Wakui A, & Maekawa K (2013) Eukaryotic Cell, 12: 545-550.
063 The insect molecular clock
Ho SYW, & Lo N (2013) Australian Journal of Entomology, 52: 100-105.
062 Identification of natural killer cell receptor genes in the genome of the marsupial Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii
Van der Kraan LE, Wong ESW, Lo N, Ujvari B, & Belov K (2013) Immunogenetics, 65: 25-35.


2012

061 A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of termites (Blattodea: Termitoidae): robust support for interfamilial relationships and molecular synapomorphies define major clades
Cameron SL, Lo N, Bourguignon T, Svenson GJ, & Evans TA (2012) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65: 163-173.
060 Evidence for Permo-Triassic colonization of the deep sea by isopods
Lins LSF, Ho SYW, Wilson GDF, & Lo N (2012) Biology Letters, 8: 979-982.
059 Kin conflict in insect societies: an epigenetic perspective
Drewell RA, Lo N, Oxley P, & Oldroyd BP (2012) Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27: 367-373.
058 DNA methylation in the termite Coptotermes lacteus
Lo N, Li B, & Ujvari B (2012) Insectes Sociaux, 59: 257-261.
057 Genome shrinkage and loss of nutrient providing potential in the obligate symbiont of the primitive termite Mastotermes darwiniensis
Sabree S, Huang C, Arakawa G, Tokuda G, Lo N, Watanabe H, & Moran N (2012) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78: 204-210.


2011

056 Evidence for widespread genomic methylation in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Robinson K, Estafani D, Lo N, Simpson SJ, & Sword GA (2011) PLOS ONE, 6: e28167.
055 Phylogenomic evidence for the presence of a flagellum and cbb3 oxidase in the free-living mitochondrial ancestor
Sassera D*, Lo N* (*equal first authors), Epis S, D'Auria G, Montagna M, Comandatore F, Horner D, Peretó J, Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Ferri E, Crotti E, Bazzocchi C, Daffonchio D, Sacchi L, Moya A, Latorre A, & Bandi C (2011) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28: 3285-3296.
054 Insect polyphenisms
Simpson SJ, Sword GA, & Lo N (2011) Current Biology, 21: 738-749.
053 A microsatellite based test of the Reticulitermes speratus genetic caste determination model in Coptotermes lacteus
Ujvari B, King A, Kitade O, Evans TA, Li. J, & Lo N (2011) Insectes Sociaux, 58: 365-370.
052 New insights into the evolution of Wolbachia infections in filarial nematodes inferred from a large range of screened species
Ferri E, Bain O, Barbuto M, Martin C, Lo N, Uni S, Landmann F, Baccei SG, Guerrero R, de Souza Lima S, Bandi C, Wanji S, Diagne M, Casiraghi M (2011) PLOS ONE, 6, e20843.
051 Ants and termites increase crop yield in dry environments
Evans TA, Dawes TZ, Davis P, & Lo N (2011) Nature Communications, 2: 262.
050 Evidence for genetically influenced caste determination in phylogenetically diverse species of the termite genus Reticulitermes
Kitade O, Hoshi M, Odaira S, Asano A, Shimizu M, Hayashi Y, & Lo N (2011) Biology Letters, 7: 257-260.


2010

049 Caste in social insects: genetic influences over caste determination
Lo N, Beekman M & Oldroyd BP (2010) In Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, eds Breed MD & Moore J. Oxford University Press. 1: 254-260.
048 Evolution and function of endogenous termite cellulases
Lo N, Tokuda G, & Watanabe H (2010) In Biology of Termites: A Modern Synthesis, eds Bignell DE, Roisin Y, & Lo N. Springer, Dordrecht. pp 51-68.
047 Termite phylogenetics and co-cladogenesis with symbionts
Lo N & Eggleton P (2010) In Biology of Termites: A Modern Synthesis, eds Bignell DE, Roisin Y, & Lo N. Springer, Dordrecht. pp 27-50.
046 Eleven di-nucleotide polymorphic microsatellite markers for the winter bronzing bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae)
Gray KA, Noack AE, Johnson RN, Eldridge MDB, Bess EC, Lo N, & Rose HA (2010) Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 1106-1108.
045 Nature vs nurture in social insect caste determination
Schwander T, Lo N, Beekman M, Oldroyd BP, & Keller L (2010) Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25: 275-282.


2009

044 A molecular phylogeny of the genus Apis suggests that the giant honey bees of the Philippines A. breviligula Maa and the Plain honey bee of India and Sri Lanka, A. indica Fabricius, are valid species
Lo N, Gloag RS, Anderson DS & Oldroyd BP (2009) Systematic Entomology, 35: 226-233.
043 Absence of the symbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii in the mitochondria of the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus
Beninati T, Riegler M, Vilcins IE, McFadyen R, Sacchi L, Krockenberger M, Bandi C, O’Neill SL & Lo N (2009) FEMS Microbiology Letters, 299: 241-247.
042 Should environmental caste determination be assumed for termites?
Lo N, Hayashi Y, & Kitade O (2009) The American Naturalist, 173: 848-853.
041 Parasitism and mutualism in Wolbachia: what the phylogenomic trees can and can not say
Bordenstein SR, Paraskevopoulos C, Dunning Hotopp JC, Sapountzis P, Lo N, Bandi C, Tettelin H, Werren JH, & Bourtzis (2009) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26: 231-241.


2008

040 Genome size estimation of the cockroach endosymbiont Blattabacterium cuenoti (Bacteriodetes, Flavobacteria): A small genome typical of intracellular proteobacterial symbionts
Tokuda G, Lo N, Takase A, Yamada A, & Watanabe H (2008) BMC Research Notes, 1: 118.
039 Midichloria endosymbionts bloom after blood meal of the host, the hard tick Ixodes ricinus
Sassera D, Lo N, Bouman EAP, Epis S, Mortarino M, & Bandi C (2008) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74: 6138-6140.
038 How useful are the wood-feeding cockroaches Cryptocercus and Perisphaeria boleiriana as models for termite evolution? (Insecta: Dictyoptera)
Klass KD, Nalepa CA, & Lo N (2008) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 46: 809-817.
037 Midichloria mitochondrii is widespread in hard ticks (Ixodidae) and resides in the mitochondria of phylogenetically diverse species
Epis S, Sassera D, Beninati T, Lo N, Beati L, Piesman J, Rinaldi L, McCoy KD, Torina A, Sacchi L, Clementi E, Genchi M, Magnino S, & Bandi C (2008) Parasitology, 135: 485-494.


2007

036 Sex-linked genetic influence on caste determination in a termite
Hayashi Y, Lo N, Miyata H, & Kitade O (2007) Science, 318: 985-987.
035 Save Isoptera. A comment on Inward et al.
Lo N, Engel MS, Cameron S, Nalepa CA, Tokuda G, Grimaldi D, Kitade O, Krishna K, Klass KD, Maekawa K, Miura T, & Thompson GJ (2007) Biology Letters, 3: 562-563.
034 Does correlation of cellulase gene expression and cellulolytic activity in the gut of termite suggest synergistic collaboration of cellulases?
Tokuda G, Watanabe H, & Lo N (2007) Gene, 401: 131-134.
033 Cockroaches that lack Blattabacterium endosymbionts: the phylogenetically divergent genus Nocticola
Lo N, Beninati T, Stone F, Walker J, & Sacchi L (2007) Biology Letters, 3: 327-330.
032 Taxonomic status of the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia pipientis
Lo N, Paraskevopoulos C, Bourtzis K, O'Neill SL, Werren JH, Bordenstein SR, & Bandi C (2007) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57: 654-657.
031 Phylogenetic diversity of the intracellular symbiont Wolbachia in termites
Lo N, & Evans T (2007) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 44: 461-466.


2006

030 An alphaproteobacterium invades the mitochondria of the tick Ixodes ricinus
Lo N, Beninati T, Sacchi L, & Bandi C (2006) In Insect Symbiosis II, eds Bourtzis K & Miller TA. CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp 25-37.
029 Symbiotic 'Archaezoa' of the primitive termite Mastotermes darwiniensis still play a role in cellulase production
Watanabe H, Takase A, Tokuda G, Yamada A, & Lo N (2006) Eukaryotic Cell, 5: 1571-1576.
028 'Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii', an endosymbiont of the tick Ixodes ricinus with a unique intramitochondrial lifestyle
Sassera D, Beninati T, Bandi C, Boumann E, Sacchi L Fabbi V, & Lo N (2006) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56: 2535-2540.
027 Phylogeny of Australian Coptotermes species inferred from mitochondrial COII sequences
Lo N, Eldridge RH, & Lenz M (2006) Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96: 433-437.
026 Widespread distribution and high prevalence of an alpha-proteobacterial symbiont in females of the tick Ixodes ricinus
Lo N*, Beninati T* (*equal first authors), Sassera D, Bouman EAP, Santagati S, Gern L, Sambri V, Masuzawa T, Gray J, Jaenson TGT, Bouattour A, Bitam I, Kenny MJ, Guner ES, Kharitonenkov IG, & Bandi C (2006) Environmental Microbiology, 8: 1280-1287.
025 Molecular phylogeny of the wood-roach Cryptocercus based on mitochondrial COII and 16S sequences, and chromosome numbers in Palearctic representatives
Lo N, Luykx P, Santoni R, Beninati T, Bandi C, Casiraghi M, Wen-Hua L, & Nalepa C (2006) Zoological Science, 23: 393-398.


2005

024 Phylogeny of Wolbachia based on gltA, groEL and ftsZ gene sequences: clustering of arthropod and nematode symbionts in the F supergroup and evidence for two further supergroups
Casiraghi M, Bordenstein SR, Baldo L, Lo N, Beninati T, Wernegreen JJ, Werren JH, & Bandi C (2005) Microbiology, 151: 4015-4022.
023 Phylogenetic analyses of fat body endosymbionts reveal differences in invasion times of Panesthia and Salganea wood-feeding cockroaches into the Japanese archipelago (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae)
Maekawa K, Kon M, Matsumoto T, Araya K, & Lo N (2005) Zoological Science, 22: 1061-1067.
022 Marked variations in patterns of cellulase activity against crystalline- versus carboxymethyl-cellulose in the digestive systems of diverse, wood-feeding termites
Tokuda G, Lo N, & Watanabe H (2005) Physiological Entomology, 30: 372-380.
021 The mosaic nature of WSP, the Wolbachia surface protein
Baldo L, Lo N, & Werren J (2005) Journal of Bacteriology, 187: 5406-5418.
020 Phylogeny of endosymbiont bacteria harbored by the woodroach Cryptocercus spp. (Cryptocercidae: Blattaria): molecular clock evidence for a late Cretaceous - early Tertiary split of Asian and American lineages
Maekawa K, Park YC, & Lo N (2005) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 36: 728-733.
019 Rickettsiae in ixodid ticks, Sicily
Beninati T, Genchi C, Torina A, Caracappa S, Bandi C, & Lo N (2005) Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11: 509-511.


2004

018 Molecular phylogeny of Rhinotermitidae
Lo N, Kitade O, Miura T, Constantino R, & Matsumoto T (2004) Insectes Sociaux, 51: 365-371.
017 Major alteration of the expression site of endogenous cellulases in members of an apical termite lineage
Tokuda G*, Lo N* (*equal first authors), Watanabe H, Arakawa G, Matsumoto T, & Noda H (2004) Molecular Ecology, 13: 3219-3228.
016 A novel alpha-proteobacterium resides in the mitochondria of ovarian cells of the tick Ixodes ricinus
Beninati T, Lo N, Sacchi L, Genchi C, Noda H, & Bandi C (2004) Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70: 2596-602.
015 On the origin of termite workers: weighing up the phylogenetic evidence
Thompson GJ, Kitade O, Lo N, & Crozier RH (2004) Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17: 217-220.
014 A symbiont of the tick Ixodes ricinus invades and consumes mitochondria in a mode similar to that of the parasitic bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Sacchi L, Bigliardi E, Corona S, Beninati T, Lo N, & Franceschi A. (2004) Tissue and Cell, 36:43-53.


2003

013 Evidence for the presence of a cellulase gene in the last common ancestor of bilaterian animals
Lo N, Sugimura M, & Watanabe H (2003) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 270: S69-72.
012 Purification, characterization, cDNA cloning and nucleotide sequencing of a cellulase from the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle, Psacothea hilaris
Sugimura M, Watanabe H, Lo N, & Saito H. (2003) European Journal of Biochemistry, 270: 3455-3460.
011 Evidence for co-cladogenesis between diverse dictyopteran lineages and their intracellular endosymbionts
Lo N, Bandi C, Watanabe H, Nalepa C, & Beninati T (2003) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 20: 9107-913.
010 The evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches from wood-burrowing ancestors following an invasion of the latter from Asia into Australia
Maekawa K, Lo N, Rose H, & Matsumoto T (2003) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 270:1301-1307.


2002 and earlier

009 First detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus from Italy
Beninati T, Lo N, Noda H, Esposito F, Rizzoli A, Favia G, & Genchi C, (2002) Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8: 983-986.
008 How many Wolbachia supergroups exist?
Lo N, Casiraghi M, Salati E, Bazzocchi C, & Bandi C (2002) Molecular Biology and Evolution, 19: 341-346.
007 Phylogenetic evidence for a single, ancestral origin of a ‘true’ worker caste in termites
Thompson GJ, Kitade O, Lo N, & Crozier RH (2000) Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 13: 869-881.
006 Evidence from multiple gene sequences indicates that termites evolved from wood-feeding cockroaches
Lo N, Tokuda G, Watanabe H, Rose H, Slaytor M, Maekawa K, Bandi C, & Noda H (2000) Current Biology, 10: 801-804.
005 Metazoan cellulase genes from termites: intron/exon structures and sites of expression
Tokuda G*, Lo N* (*equal first authors), Watanabe H, Slaytor M, Matsumoto T, & Noda H (1999) Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (Gene Structure and Expression), 1447: 146-159.
004 Molecular phylogeny and geographic distribution of wood-feeding cockroaches in East Asian islands
Maekawa K, Lo N, Kitade O, Miura T, & Matsumoto T (1999) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 13: 360-376.
003 A cellulase gene of termite origin
Watanabe H, Noda H, Tokuda G, & Lo N (1998) Nature, 394: 330-331.
002 Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism in the higher termite Nasutitermes walkeri (Hill)
Slaytor M, Veivers P, & Lo N (1997) Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 27: 291-303.
001 On the respiratory quotient (RQ) of termites (Insecta: Isoptera)
Nunes N, Bignell DE, Lo N, & Eggleton P (1997) Journal of Insect Physiology, 43: 749-58.