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Scavetta JT*, Senula SF*, Crowell DR*, Siddiquei F*, Segrest JF*, Nguyen LU*, Dairo OA*, Pekora MS
*, Vojvodic Kruse S. The effects of social immunity and the metapleural gland on disease resistance in acorn ant. (submitted to PLoS One, bioRxiv ) (* Rowan University current or past student)

Lab in the news: New Beekeeping club sponsored by the Social Insect Lab


Research in the news: Dr Vojvodic Kruse awarded NSF CAREER grant.

Research in the news: " What is all the buzz about microbes."

Keiser CN,
Vojvodic S, Butler I, Sartain E, Rudolf VHW, Saltz JB. 2017 Queen presence mediates the relationship between collective behavior and disease susceptibility in ant colonies. Journal of Animal Ecology, 1-10. (Link to journal)

Vojvodic S, Johnson BR, Harpur B, Kent C, Zayed A, Anderson KE, Linksvayer TA. 2015 The transcriptomic and evolutionary signature of social interactions regulating honey bee caste development. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1720.  PDF

Klinger EG, Vojvodic S, DeGrandi- Hoffman G, Welker DL, James RR. 2015 Mixed infections reveal virulence differences between host-specific bee pathogens. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 129, 2835. PDF

Pontieri L, Vojvodic S, Graham R, Pedersen JS, Linksvayer TA. 2014 Ant colonies prefer infected over uninfected nest sites. PLoS One 9(11): e111961. PDF

   covered online by the PBS science show NOVA

   covered in The New York Times article: "Nature's Waste Management Crews" on May 25, 2015


Vojvodic S, Rehan S, and Anderson KE. 2013 Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars.  PLoS One 8(8): e72106. PDF



Jensen AB, Aronstein K, Flores JM, Vojvodic S, Palacio A, Spivak M. 2012 Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52 (1). PDF


Vojvodic  S, Boomsma JJ,  Eilenberg J, Jensen AB. 2012 Virulence of mixed fungal infections in honey bee brood.  Frontiers in Zoology, 9, 5. PDF



Vojvodic  S, Jensen AB , Markussen B, Eilenberg J, Boomsma JJ. 2011 Genetic variation in virulence among chalkbrood strains infecting honeybees. PLoS One, 6(9), e25035. PDF


Vojvodic  S, Jensen AB , James RR, Boomsma JJ, Eilenberg J. 2011 Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood. Veterinary Microbiology 149, 200205. PDF



Vojvodic S, McCreadie JW. 2009 Morphological differences of symbiotic fungi Smittium culisetae (Harpellales: Legeriomycetaceae) in different Dipteran hosts.  Mycological Research 113, 967972. PDF



Vojvodic S, McCreadie JW. 2008 Do different species of Smittium (Harpellales, Legeriomycetaceae) influence each other in the host gut? Mycological Research 112, 1409–1413. PDF



Vojvodic S, McCreadie JW. 2007 The effect of temperature and host species on the development of the trichomycete Smittium culisetae (Zygomycota) Lichtwardt.  Mycologia  99, 412420. PDF


Vojvodic S
, Nelder MP, McCreadie JW. 2006 Influence of black fly Simulium vittatum fixation on the morphological characters of Trichomycete Smittium culisetae. Acta Entomologica Serbia. Supplement, 125



Non-peer reviewed:

Eilenberg J, Jensen AB, Pedersen BV, Vojvodic S, Boomsma JJ 2007 Et grundforskningscenter, der kan bruges [A centre for fundamental research with applied relevance] (In Danish). Jord og Viden 152, No 14, 89.