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2019 EC Palmer-Young, L Ngor, R Burciaga, JA Rothman, TR Raffel, QS McFrederick. Temperature dependence of parasitic infection and gut bacterial communities in bumble bees. Environmental Microbiology. In-press.

2019 JA Rothman, L Leger, J Kirkwood, QS McFrederick. Cadmium and selenate exposure affects the honey bee microbiome and metabolome, and bee-associated bacteria show potential for bioaccumulation. Applied and Environmental Microbiologydoi:10.1128/AEM.01411-19

2019 A Voulgari-Kokota, QS McFrederick, I Steffan-Dewenter, A Keller, Drivers, diversity, and functions of the solitary-bee microbiota. Trends in Microbiology10.1016/j.tim.2019.07.011

2019 HQ Vuong, QS McFrederick, Comparative genomics of wild bee and flower isolated Lactobacillus reveals potential adaptation to the bee host. Genome Biology and Evolutionhttps://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz136

2019 JA Rothman, L Leger, P Graystock, KA Russell, QS McFrederick. The bumble bee microbiome increases survival of bees exposed to selenate toxicity. Environmental Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14641

2019  A Rubanov, KA Russell, JA Rothman, JC Nieh, QS McFrederick. Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure. Scientific Reports 9 (1) 38920

2019  McFrederick, Q. S. and Rehan, S. Wild bee foraging patterns and microbial communities co-vary across landscapes. Microbial Ecology 77 (2), 513-522, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1232-y.

2019 JA Rothman, C Andrikopoulos, D Cox-Foster, QS McFrederick. Floral and foliar source affect the bee nest microbial community.
Microbial Ecology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1300-3

2018 MJ Carroll, WG Meikle, QS McFrederick, JA Rothman, N Brown, M Weiss, Z Ruetz, & E Chang. Pre-almond supplemental forage improves colony survival and alters queen pheromone signalling in overwintering honey bee colonies. Apidologie, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0607-x

2018 Palmer-Young, EC, Raffel, TR & McFrederick, QS. Temperature-mediated inhibition of a bumble bee parasite by an intestinal symbiont. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2041

2018 Palmer-Young, EC, Raffel, TR & McFrederick, QS. pH-mediated inhibition of a bumble bee parasite by an intestinal symbiont. Parasitology, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018001555

2018 Meikle, W. G., Holst, N., Colin, T., Weiss, M., Carroll, M. J., McFrederick, Q. S., & Barron, A. B. Using within-day hive weight changes to measure environmental effects on honey bee colonies. PLoS ONE13(5), e0197589.

2018 McFrederick, Q. S., Vuong, H. Q., & Rothman, J. A. Lactobacillus micheneri sp. nov., Lactobacillus timberlakei sp. nov. and Lactobacillus quenuiae sp. nov., lactic acid bacteria isolated from wild bees and flowers. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology68 (6), 1879-1884.                     

2018 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Myzus persicae (Sulzer, Hemiptera: Aphididae) biology and on their host plant, Capsicum annuum. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190 (3), 3347.

2018 Rothman, J. A., Carroll, M. J., Meikle, W. G., Anderson, K. E., & McFrederick, Q. S. Longitudinal effects of supplemental forage on the honey bee (Apis mellifera) microbiota and inter- and intra-colony variability. Microbial Ecology274 (80), 1–11.

2017 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Dudley, S. L., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Contaminants of emerging concern affect Trichoplusia ni growth and development on artificial diets and a key host plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114 (46), E9923–E9931.

2017 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community. Scientific Reports(1).

2017 Graystock, P, Rehan SM, McFrederick QS. Hunting for healthy microbiomes: Determining the core microbiome of Ceratina, Apis, and Megalopta bees and how they associate with microbes in bee collected pollen. Conservation Genetics 18, 701-711.

2017 Hudson, LN and 149 others, including McFrederick, QSThe database of the PREDICTS (Predicting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution7, 145-188.

2017 McFrederick, QS, Thomas, JM, Neff, JL, Vuong, HQRussell, KA, Hale, AR, & Mueller, UG. Flowers and wild megachilid bees share microbes. Microbial Ecology73, 188-200. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0838-1

2016 Gordon, ERL, McFrederick, QS, & Weirauch, C. Phylogenetic evidence for ancient and persistent environmental symbiont reacquisition in Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Applied and Environmental Microbiology82(24), 7123–7133. http://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02114-16

2016 De Palma, A., and 75 others, including McFrederick QS. Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports6, 31153. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep31153

2016 Meirelles LA, McFrederick, QS, Rodrigues A, Mantovani JD, de Melo Rodovalho C, Ferreira H, Bacci M, Mueller UG. Bacterial microbiomes from vertically‐transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf‐cutting ant Atta texana. Environmental Microbiology Reports. http://doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12415

2016 Engel P, Kwong WK, McFrederick QS, Anderson KE, Barribeau SM, Chandler JA, et al. The bee microbiome: Impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions. mBio7(2), e02164–15. http://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02164-15

2016 McFrederick QS, and Rehan S. Characterization of pollen and bacterial community composition in brood provisions of a small carpenter bee. Molecular Ecologydoi:10.1111/mec.13608

2015 Graystock P, Blane EJ, McFrederick QS, Goulson D, and Hughes WH. Do managed bees drive parasite spread in wild bees? International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlifedoi:10.1016/ijppaw.2015.10.001 

2014 Corby-Harris V, Snyder LA, Schwan MR, Maes P, McFrederick QS, and Anderson KE. Origin and effect of Alpha 2.2 Acetobacteraceae in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium gen. nov., sp. nov.  Applied and EnvironmentalMicrobiology. 80 : 7460-7472. PDF

2014 McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Hout MC, Mueller UG. Host species and developmental stage, but not host social structure, affects bacterial community structure in socially polymorphic bees.FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12302 PDF

 2014 McFrederick QS, Mueller UG, and James RR.  Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences. 281: 20132653. PDF

2013 McFrederick QS, Haselkorn T, Verocai G, and Jaenike J.  Cryptic Onchocerca species infecting North American cervids, with implications for the evolutionary history of host associations in Onchocerca.  Parasitology. 140: 1201-1210.  PDF.

2013 Engel P, James RR, Koga R, Kwong W, McFrederick Q, and Moran NA. Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts.  Journal of Apicultural Research. 52: 07.  PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, Roulston, TH, and Taylor DR.  Evolution of conflict and cooperation of nematodes associated with solitary and social sweat bees.  Insectes Sociaux. 60: 309-317. PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, Cannone, JJ, Gutell, RR, Kellner, K, Plowes, RM and Mueller, UG.  Host specificity between Hymenoptera and lactobacilli (Lactobacillales: Lactobacillaceae) is the exception rather than the rule.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79 : 1803-1812. PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, and Taylor DR.  Evolutionary history of nematodes associated with sweat bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66: 847-856. PDF.

2012 McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Taylor DR, Ishak H, Dowd S, and Mueller UG. Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria? Molecular Ecology 21: 1754-1768. PDF.

2011 Antonovics J, Boots M, Abbate J, Baker C, McFrederick QS and Panjeti V. Biology and evolution of sexual transmission. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1230: 12-24. PDF.

2009 McFrederick QS, Fuentes JD, Roulston TH, Kathilankal JC and Lerdau, M. Effects of Air pollution on biogenic volatiles and ecological interactions. Oecologia 160: 411-420. PDF.

2008 McFrederick QS, Kathilankal JC and  Fuentes JD. Air pollution modifies floral scent trails.Atmospheric Environment 42: 2336-2348. PDF.

2006 McFrederick, QS and LeBuhn, G. Are urban parks refuges for bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae)? Biological Conservation 129: 372-382. PDF.