Publications

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* first author/joint first author; ^ corresponding author

Preprint

  Darrington M, Leftwich PT*, Holmes NA, Friend LA, Clarke NVE, Worsley SF, Margaritopolous JT, Hogenhout SA, Hutchings MI, Chapman T. Characterisation of the symbionts in the Mediterranean fruitfly gut. bioRxiv

2021

  Harvey-Samuel TD, Xu X, Lovett E, Dafa’alla T, Walker A, Norman VC,Carter R, Teal J, Akilan L, Leftwich PT, Reitmayer CM, Siddiqui HA, Alphey, L. Engineered expression of the invertebrate-specific scorpion toxin AaHIT reduces adult longevity and female fecundity in the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella. Pest Management Science

Philip T Leftwich*^, Lewis G Spurgin, Tim Harvey-Samuel, Callum Thomas, Leonela Carabajal Paladino, Matthew P. Edgington, Luke S Alphey. Genetic pest management and the background genetics of release strains. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

2020

Philip T Leftwich*^, Matthew Edgington, Tracey Chapman. Transmission efficiency drives host-microbe associations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

  Priscilla YL Tng, Leonela Carabajal Paladino, Sebald Verkuijl, Jessica Purcell, Philip T Leftwich, Rennos Fragkoudis, Rob Noad, Luke Alphey. Cas13b-dependent and -independent RNA knockdown of viral sequences in mosquito cells following guide RNA expression. Communications Biology

  Michelle AE Anderson, Jessica Purcell, Sebald AN Verkuijl, Victoria C Norman, Philip T Leftwich, Tim Harvey-Samuel, Luke S Alphey. Expanding the CRISPR Toolbox in Culicine Mosquitoes: In Vitro Validation of Pol III Promoters. ACS Synthetic Biology

2019

  KH Redford, TM Brooks, NBW Macfarlane, JS Adams, Luke Alphey, Elizabeth Bennet, Jason Delborne, Hilde Eggermont, Kevin Esvelt, Ann Kingirl, Adam Kokotovich, Bartomiej Kolodziejczyk, Todd Kuiken, Aroha Mead, Maria Oliva, Edward Perello, Lydia Slobodian, Delphine Thizy, Daniel Tompkins, Gerd Winter, Karl Campbell, Johanna Elsensohn, Nick Holmes, Chris Farmer, Bradford Keitt, Philip Leftwich, Tom Maloney, Daniel Masiga, Andrew Newhouse, Ben Novak, Ryan Phelan, William Powell, Louise Rollins-Smith, Madeline van Oppen. Genetic frontiers for conservation : an assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation : technical assessment. IUCN

PT Leftwich*, WJ Nash, LA Friend, T Chapman. Contribution of maternal effects to dietary selection in Mediterranean fruit flies. Evolution

2018

Philip T Leftwich*, Matthew P Edgington, Tim Harvey-Samuel, Leonela Z Carabajal Paladino, Victoria C Norman, Luke Alphey. Recent advances in threshold-dependent gene drives for mosquitoes. Biochemical Society Transactions

Philip T Leftwich*, Matt Hutchings, Tracey Chapman. Diet, Gut Microbes and Host Mate Choice: Understanding the significance of microbiome effects on host mate choice requires a case by case evaluation. Bio-Essays

Philip T Leftwich*^ and Tracey Chapman. Testing for Assortative Mating by Diet in Drosophila melanogaster. Bio-Protocol

Philip T Leftwich*, Naomi V. E. Clarke, Matthew I. Hutchings, Tracey Chapman. Gut microbiomes and reproductive isolation in Drosophila. PNAS

Philip T Leftwich*, Naomi V. E. Clarke, Matthew I. Hutchings, Tracey Chapman. Reply to Rosenberg et al.: Diet, gut bacteria, and assortative mating in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS

Philip T Leftwich*, Naomi V. E. Clarke, Matthew I. Hutchings, Tracey Chapman. Reply to Obadia et al.: Effect of methyl paraben on host–microbiota interactions in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS

2017

Philip T Leftwich*, William J Nash, Lucy A Friend, Tracey Chapman. Adaptation to divergent larval diets in the medfly, Ceratitis capitata. Evolution

  Ben Longdon, Jonathan P Day, Nora Schulz, Philip T Leftwich, Maaike A de Jong, Casper J Breuker, Melanie Gibbs, Darren J Obbard, Lena Wilfert, Sophia CL Smith, John E McGonigle, Thomas M Houslay, Lucy I Wright, Luca Livraghi, Luke C Evans, Lucy A Friend, Tracey Chapman, John Vontas, Natasa Kambouraki, Francis M Jiggins. Vertically transmitted rhabdoviruses are found across three insect families and have dynamic interactions with their hosts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

2016

PT Leftwich*, M Bolton, T Chapman. Evolutionary biology and genetic techniques for insect control. Evolutionary Applications

2014

Philip T Leftwich*, Martha Koukidou, Polychronis Rempoulakis, Hong-Fei Gong, Antigoni Zacharopoulou, Guoliang Fu, Tracey Chapman, Aris Economopoulos, John Vontas, Luke Alphey. Genetic elimination of field-cage populations of Mediterranean fruit flies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

2012

PT Leftwich*, DA Edward, L Alphey, MJG Gage, T Chapman. Variation in adult sex ratio alters the association between courtship, mating frequency and paternity in the lek‐forming fruitfly Ceratitis capitata. Journal of Evolutionary Biology