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Prof Zen Lewis

Senior Lecturer Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. Kin recognition in Drosophila: the importance of ecology and gut microbiota (Journal article - 2014)
    2. EVIDENCE FOR STRONG INTRALOCUS SEXUAL CONFLICT IN THE INDIAN MEAL MOTH, PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA (Journal article - 2011)
    3. Level of sperm competition promotes evolution of male ejaculate allocation patterns in a moth (Journal article - 2010)
    4. Selfish Genetic Elements Promote Polyandry in a Fly (Journal article - 2008)

    2020

    Drosophila Sexual Attractiveness in Older Males Is Mediated by Their Microbiota (Journal article)

    Heys., Lizé., Lewis., & Price. (n.d.). Drosophila Sexual Attractiveness in Older Males Is Mediated by Their Microbiota. Microorganisms, 8(2), 168. doi:10.3390/microorganisms8020168

    DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8020168

    2019

    Operational sex ratio does not influence the evolution of male mate choice in the Indian meal moth (Journal article)

    Dougherty, L. R., Dewhurst, A. D., & Lewis, Z. (2020). Operational sex ratio does not influence the evolution of male mate choice in the Indian meal moth. Journal of Ethology, 38(1), 21-28. doi:10.1007/s10164-019-00616-3

    DOI: 10.1007/s10164-019-00616-3

    2018

    Evidence That the Microbiota Counteracts Male Outbreeding Strategy by Inhibiting Sexual Signaling in Females (Journal article)

    Heys, C., Lize, A., Colinet, H., Price, T. A. R., Prescott, M., Ingleby, F., & Lewis, Z. (2018). Evidence That the Microbiota Counteracts Male Outbreeding Strategy by Inhibiting Sexual Signaling in Females. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00029

    DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00029

    The effect of gut microbiota elimination in Drosophila melanogaster: A how-to guide for host-microbiota studies (Journal article)

    Heys, C., Lize, A., Blow, F., White, L., Darby, A., & Lewis, Z. J. (2018). The effect of gut microbiota elimination in Drosophila melanogaster: A how-to guide for host-microbiota studies. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8(8), 4150-4161. doi:10.1002/ece3.3991

    DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3991

    2017

    Fifty important research questions in microbial ecology (Journal article)

    Antwis, R. E., Griffiths, S. M., Harrison, X. A., Aranega-Bou, P., Arce, A., Bettridge, A. S., . . . Sutherland, W. J. (2017). Fifty important research questions in microbial ecology. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, 93(5). doi:10.1093/femsec/fix044

    DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix044

    Wolbachia induces costs to life-history and reproductive traits in the moth, Ephestia kuehniella (Journal article)

    Sumida, Y., Katsuki, M., Okada, K., Okayama, K., & Lewis, Z. (2017). Wolbachia induces costs to life-history and reproductive traits in the moth, Ephestia kuehniella. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH, 71, 93-98. doi:10.1016/j.jspr.2017.02.003

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jspr.2017.02.003

    Gut microbiota influences female choice and fecundity in the nuptial gift-giving species, Drosophila subobscura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) (Journal article)

    Walsh, B. S., Heys, C., & Lewis, Z. (2017). Gut microbiota influences female choice and fecundity in the nuptial gift-giving species, Drosophila subobscura (Diptera: Drosophilidae). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, 114, 439-445. doi:10.14411/eje.2017.056

    DOI: 10.14411/eje.2017.056

    2016

    Insect Sperm Competition (Chapter)

    Lewis, Z. (2016). Insect Sperm Competition. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-4). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1948-1

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1948-1

    2015

    A trade-off between pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection in a bean beetle (Journal article)

    Katsuki, M., & Lewis, Z. (2015). A trade-off between pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection in a bean beetle. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 69(10), 1597-1602. doi:10.1007/s00265-015-1971-4

    DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1971-4

    Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Direct costs of Spiroplasma infection, but not vertical transmission efficiency, evolve rapidly after horizontal transfer into D-melanogaster (Journal article)

    Nakayama, S., Parratt, S. R., Hutchence, K. J., Lewis, Z., Price, T. A. R., & Hurst, G. D. D. (2015). Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Direct costs of Spiroplasma infection, but not vertical transmission efficiency, evolve rapidly after horizontal transfer into D-melanogaster. HEREDITY, 114(6), 539-543. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.112

    DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2014.112

    Insect behaviour and the microbiome (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., & Lize, A. (2015). Insect behaviour and the microbiome. CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 9, 86-90. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.03.003

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2015.03.003

    2014

    You are what you eat. (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Heys, C., Prescott, M., & Lizé, A. (2014). You are what you eat.. Gut microbes, 5(4), 541-543. doi:10.4161/gmic.29153

    DOI: 10.4161/gmic.29153

    Extreme cost of rivalry in a monandrous species: male-male interactions result in failure to acquire mates and reduced longevity (Journal article)

    Lize, A., Price, T. A. R., Heys, C., Lewis, Z., & Hurst, G. D. D. (2014). Extreme cost of rivalry in a monandrous species: male-male interactions result in failure to acquire mates and reduced longevity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 281(1786). doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0631

    DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0631

    Kin recognition in Drosophila: the importance of ecology and gut microbiota (Journal article)

    Lize, A., McKay, R., & Lewis, Z. (2014). Kin recognition in Drosophila: the importance of ecology and gut microbiota. ISME JOURNAL, 8(2), 469-477. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.157

    DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.157

    Life in the leaf-litter: a novel metal detector technique to investigate the over-wintering survival of rare, case-bearing beetle larvae (Journal article)

    Piper, R. W., Lewis, Z., & Compton, S. G. (2014). Life in the leaf-litter: a novel metal detector technique to investigate the over-wintering survival of rare, case-bearing beetle larvae. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION, 18(6), 1163-1169. doi:10.1007/s10841-014-9727-4

    DOI: 10.1007/s10841-014-9727-4

    You are what you eat Gut microbiota determines kin recognition in Drosophila (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Heys, C., Prescott, M., & Lize, A. (2014). You are what you eat Gut microbiota determines kin recognition in Drosophila. GUT MICROBES, 5(4), 541-543. doi:10.4161/gmic.29153

    DOI: 10.4161/gmic.29153

    2013

    Gut microbiota and kin recognition (Journal article)

    Lize, A., Mckay, R., & Lewis, Z. (2013). Gut microbiota and kin recognition. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 28(6), 325-326. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.013

    DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.013

    Gut microbiota and kin recognition (Journal article)

    Lize, A., McKay, R., & Lewis, Z. (2013). Gut microbiota and kin recognition. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28, 326.

    Sexual and Natural Selection Both Influence Male Genital Evolution (Journal article)

    House, C. M., Lewis, Z., Hodgson, D. J., Wedell, N., Sharma, M. D., Hunt, J., & Hosken, D. J. (2013). Sexual and Natural Selection Both Influence Male Genital Evolution. PLOS ONE, 8(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063807

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063807

    The interplay between different stages of reproduction in males of the moth Plodia interpunctella (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Lize, A., & Wedell, N. (2013). The interplay between different stages of reproduction in males of the moth Plodia interpunctella. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 86(5), 917-922. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.08.006

    DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.08.006

    2012

    Dopaminergic system as the mechanism underlying personality in a beetle (Journal article)

    Nakayama, S., Sasaki, K., Matsumura, K., Lewis, Z., & Miyatake, T. (2012). Dopaminergic system as the mechanism underlying personality in a beetle. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 58(5), 750-755. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.02.011

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.02.011

    Males do not prolong copulation in response to competitor males in the polyandrous fly Drosophila bifasciata (Journal article)

    Lize, A., Price, T. A. R., Marcello, M., Smaller, E. A., Lewis, Z., & Hurst, G. D. D. (2012). Males do not prolong copulation in response to competitor males in the polyandrous fly Drosophila bifasciata. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 37(3), 227-232. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3032.2012.00836.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2012.00836.x

    No evidence of mate discrimination against males carrying a sex ratio distorter in Drosophila pseudoobscura (Journal article)

    Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G. D. D., & Wedell, N. (2012). No evidence of mate discrimination against males carrying a sex ratio distorter in Drosophila pseudoobscura. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 66(4), 561-568. doi:10.1007/s00265-011-1304-1

    DOI: 10.1007/s00265-011-1304-1

    Perception of male–male competition influences Drosophila copulation behaviour even in species where females rarely remate (Journal article)

    Lizé, A., Doff, R. J., Smaller, E. A., Lewis, Z., & Hurst, G. D. D. (2012). Perception of male–male competition influences Drosophila copulation behaviour even in species where females rarely remate. Biology Letters, 8(1), 35-38. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0544

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0544

    Thermal environment both at the point of courtship and between courtship bouts jointly determine female remating rate in Drosophila melanogaster (Journal article)

    Best, A. R., Lewis, Z., Hurst, G. D. D., & Lize, A. (2012). Thermal environment both at the point of courtship and between courtship bouts jointly determine female remating rate in Drosophila melanogaster. Animal Behaviour, 83, 1483-1490.

    2011

    EVIDENCE FOR STRONG INTRALOCUS SEXUAL CONFLICT IN THE INDIAN MEAL MOTH, PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Wedell, N., & Hunt, J. (2011). EVIDENCE FOR STRONG INTRALOCUS SEXUAL CONFLICT IN THE INDIAN MEAL MOTH, PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA. EVOLUTION, 65(7), 2085-2097. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01267.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01267.x

    Perception of male-male competition influences Drosophila copulation behaviour even in species where females rarely remate (Journal article)

    Lize, A., Doff, R. J., Smaller, E. A., Lewis, Z., & Hurst, G. D. D. (2012). Perception of male-male competition influences Drosophila copulation behaviour even in species where females rarely remate. BIOLOGY LETTERS, 8(1), 35-38. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0544

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0544

    Remating in the laboratory reflects rates of polyandry in the wild (Journal article)

    Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G., & Wedell, N. (2011). Remating in the laboratory reflects rates of polyandry in the wild. Animal Behaviour, 82, 1381-1386.

    Sex starved: do resource-limited males ensure fertilization success at the expense of precopulatory mating success? (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Sasaki, H., & Miyatake, T. (2011). Sex starved: do resource-limited males ensure fertilization success at the expense of precopulatory mating success?. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 81(3), 579-583. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.12.001

    DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.12.001

    Wolbachia infection lowers fertile sperm transfer in a moth (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., de Crespigny, F. E. C., Sait, S. M., Tregenza, T., & Wedell, N. (2011). Wolbachia infection lowers fertile sperm transfer in a moth. BIOLOGY LETTERS, 7(2), 187-189. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0605

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0605

    2010

    SEX RATIO DRIVE PROMOTES SEXUAL CONFLICT AND SEXUAL COEVOLUTION IN THE FLY DROSOPHILA PSEUDOOBSCURA (Journal article)

    Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G. D. D., & Wedell, N. (2010). SEX RATIO DRIVE PROMOTES SEXUAL CONFLICT AND SEXUAL COEVOLUTION IN THE FLY DROSOPHILA PSEUDOOBSCURA. EVOLUTION, 64(5), 1504-1509. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00896.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00896.x

    Level of sperm competition promotes evolution of male ejaculate allocation patterns in a moth (Journal article)

    Ingleby, F. C., Lewis, Z., & Wedell, N. (2010). Level of sperm competition promotes evolution of male ejaculate allocation patterns in a moth. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 80(1), 37-43. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.022

    DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.022

    Speed or sperm: A potential trade-off between development and reproduction in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Brakefield, P. M., & Wedell, N. (2010). Speed or sperm: A potential trade-off between development and reproduction in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, 107(1), 55-59. doi:10.14411/eje.2010.006

    DOI: 10.14411/eje.2010.006

    2009

    Male moths reduce sperm investment in relatives (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., & Wedell, N. (2009). Male moths reduce sperm investment in relatives. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 77(6), 1547-1550. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.03.013

    DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.03.013

    Minireview - Sperm dumping as a defense against meiotic drive (Journal article)

    Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., & Wedell, N. (2009). Minireview - Sperm dumping as a defense against meiotic drive. Journal of Biology, 8, 6.

    Sperm dumping as a defense against meiotic drive. (Journal article)

    Price, T., Lewis, Z., & Wedell, N. (2009). Sperm dumping as a defense against meiotic drive.. Journal of biology, 8(1), 6. doi:10.1186/jbiol109

    DOI: 10.1186/jbiol109

    2008

    Selfish Genetic Elements Promote Polyandry in a Fly (Journal article)

    Price, T. A. R., Hodgson, D. J., Lewis, Z., Hurst, G. D. D., & Wedell, N. (2008). Selfish Genetic Elements Promote Polyandry in a Fly. SCIENCE, 322(5905), 1241-1243. doi:10.1126/science.1163766

    DOI: 10.1126/science.1163766

    Sperm competition, immunity, selfish genes and cancer (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Price, T. A. R., & Wedell, N. (2008). Sperm competition, immunity, selfish genes and cancer. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 65(20), 3241-3254. doi:10.1007/s00018-008-8238-4

    DOI: 10.1007/s00018-008-8238-4

    Sperm competition, immunity, selfish genes and cancer (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., Price, T. A. R., & Wedell, N. (2008). Sperm competition, immunity, selfish genes and cancer. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, 65(20), 3241-3254. doi:10.1007/s00018-008-8238-4

    DOI: 10.1007/s00018-008-8238-4

    2007

    Effect of adult feeding on male mating behaviour in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) (Journal article)

    Lewis, Z., & Wedell, N. (2007). Effect of adult feeding on male mating behaviour in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 20, 201-213.

    Genital evolution: Blurring the battle lines between the sexes (Journal article)

    House, C. M., & Lewis, Z. (2007). Genital evolution: Blurring the battle lines between the sexes. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 17(23), R1013-R1014. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.09.052

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.09.052