Publications

2021

Ford, S.A., King, K.C. 2021. In vivo microbial coevolution favours host-protection and plastic downregulation of immunity. Molecular Biology and Evolution. Accepted.

Bankers, L.*, Dahan, D.* Neiman, M., Tucci, C.A., Frost, C.L., Hurst, G.D.D., King, K.C. 2021. Invasive freshwater snails form novel microbial relationships. Evolutionary Applications. In press.

2020

King, K.C., Hurst, G.D.D., Lewis, Z. 2020. Let’s emerge from the pandemic lock-down into a fairer academic world. Current Biology 30, R799.

Kloock, A., Bonsall, M.B., King, K.C. 2020. Evolution and maintenance of microbe-mediated protection under occasional pathogen infection. Ecology and Evolution 10, 8634-8642.

Dahan, D., Preston, G., Sealey, J., King, K.C. 2020. The impact of a novel defensive symbiosis on the nematode host microbiome. BMC Microbiology 20, 159.

King, K.C., Stevens, E. Drew, G. 2020. Microbiome: evolution in a world of interaction. Current Biology 30, R265-267.

Frost, C.L., Siozios, S., Nadal-Jimenez, P., Brockhurst, M., King, K.C., Darby, A., Hurst, G.D.D. 2020. Hypercomplex genome of an insect reproductive parasite highlights the importance of lateral gene transfer in symbiont biology. mBio 11, e02590-19.

Hall, A., Ashby, B., Bascompte, J., King, K.C. 2020. Measuring coevolutionary dynamics in species rich communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35, 539-550.

2019

Pike, V., Ford, S. A., King, K. C. & Rafaluk-Mohr, C. 2019. Fecundity compensation is dependent on the host generalised stress response in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ecology and Evolution 9, 11957-11961.

Ekroth, A.K.E., Rafaluk-Mohr, C., King, K.C. 2019. Host genetic diversity limits parasite success beyond agricultural systems: a meta-analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286.

Pike, V., Lythgoe, K.*, King, K.C.* 2019. On the diverse and opposing effects of nutrition on pathogen virulence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286.

Meirmans, S., Butlin, R., Charmantier, A., Engelstaedter, J., Groot, A., King, K.C., Kokko, H., Reid, J., Neiman, M. 2019. Science policies: how should science funding be allocated? An evolutionary biologists perspective. 2019. Journal for Evolutionary Biology 32, 754-768.

King, K.C. 2019. Quick Guide: Defensive Symbionts. Current Biology 29, R78-R80.

2018

Rafaluk-Mohr, C., Ashby, B., Dahan, D., King, K.C. 2018. Mutual fitness benefits arise during coevolution in a nematode-defensive microbe model. Evolution Letters 2, 246-256.

Betts, A., Gray, C., Zelek, M., Maclean, R.C.*, King, K.C.* 2018. High parasite diversity accelerates host adaptation and diversification. Science 360, 907-911.

Decaestecker, E., King, K.C. Red Queen Dynamics. Elsevier Encyclopedia of Ecology.

2017

Ashby, B., King, K.C. 2017. Friendly foes: the evolution of host protection by a parasite. Evolution Letters 1, 211-221.                

King, K.C., Bonsall, M.B. 2017. The evolutionary and coevolutionary consequences of defensive microbes for host-parasite interactions. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17, 190.

Reznick, D.N., King, K.C. 2017. Antibiotic resistance: evolution without trade-offs. Nature Ecology and Evolution

Ford, S.A., Williams, D., Paterson, S., King, K.C. 2017. Coevolutionary dynamics between defensive microbes and pathogens driven by fluctuating selection. Molecular Ecology 26, 1778-1789.

2016

Ford, S.A., Kao, D., Williams, D., King, K.C. 2016. Microbe-mediated host defence drives the evolution of reduced pathogen virulence. Nature Communications 7, 13430.

Betts, A., Rafaluk, C., King, K.C. 2016. Host and parasite evolution in a Tangled Bank. Trends in Parasitology 32, 863-873.

Tackacs-Vesbach, C., King, K.C., Van Horn, D., Larkin, K., Neiman, M. 2016. Distinct microbiomes in sexual vs. asexual Potamopyrgus antipodarum, a New Zealand freshwater snail. PLoS One 11, e0161050.

Parratt, S.R., Frost, C.L., Schenkel, M.A., Rice, A., Hurst, G.D.D.*, King, K.C.* 2016. Superparasitism drives heritable symbiont epidemiology and host sex ratio in a wasp. PLoS Pathogens 12, e1005629

Ford, S.A., King, K.C. 2016.Harnessing the power of defensive microbes: evolutionary implications in nature and disease control. PLoS Pathogens 12, e1005465

Vale, P.F., McNally, L., Doeschl-Wilson, A., King, K.C., Popat, R., Domingo-Sananes, M.R., Allen, J.E., Soares, M.P., Kummerli, R. 2016. Beyond killing: can we find new ways to manage infection? Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 1, eow012.

Betts, A., Gifford, D., MacLean, R.C., King, K.C. 2016. Parasite diversity drives rapid host dynamics and evolution of resistance in a bacteria-phage system. Evolution 70, 969-978.

King, K.C., Brockhurst, M.A., Vasieva, O., Paterson, S., Betts, A., Ford, S.A., Frost, C.L., Horsburgh, M., Haldenby, S., Hurst, G.D.D. 2016. Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host. The ISME Journal 10, 1915–1924.

2015

Ashby, B., King, K.C. 2015. Diversity and the maintenance of sex by parasites. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28, 511-520.

King, K.C.*, Stelkens, R.*, Webster, J.*, Smith, D., Brockhurst, M.A. 2015. Hybridisation in parasites: consequences for adaptive evolution, pathogenesis, and public health in a changing world. PLoS Pathogens 11, e1005098.

Daoust, S., King, K.C., Roitberg, B., Roche, B., Brodeur, J., Thomas, F. 2015. Making the best of a bad situation: host partial resistance and by-pass to behaviour manipulation by parasites? Trends in Parasitology 31, 413-418.

Ducasse, H., Arnal, A., Vittecoq, M., Daoust, S.P., Ujvari, B., Jacqueline, C., Ewald, P., Gatenby, R.A., King, K.C., Bonhomme, F., Brodeur, J., Renaud, F., Solary, E., Roche, B., Thomas, F. 2015. Cancer: an emergent property of disturbed resource rich environments? Ecology meets personalized medicine. Evolutionary Applications 8, 527-540.

2014

Brockhurst, M.A., Chapman, T., King, K.C., Mank, J., Paterson, S., Hurst, G.D.D. 2014. Running with the Red Queen: role of biotic conflicts in evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281

Soper, D., King, K.C., Vergara, D., Lively, C.M. 2014. Parasite exposure increases promiscuity in a freshwater snail. Biology Letters 10, 2013191

2013

Vergara, D., Lively, C.M., King, K.C., Jokela, J. 2013. Geographic mosaic of sex and infection in lake populations of a New Zealand snail at multiple spatial scales. American Naturalist 182, 484-493.

King, K.C., Auld, S.K.J.R., Wilson, P., James, J., Little, T.J. 2013. The bacterial parasite Pasteuria ramosa is not killed if it fails to infect: implications for coevolution. Ecology and Evolution 3, 197-203.       

2012

Brockhurst, M.A., King, K.C. 2012. Coevolution. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Eds. Gibson, D. New York: Oxford University Press.

King, K.C., Lively, C.M. 2012. Can genetic diversity limit disease spread in host populations? Heredity 109, 199-203.

King, K.C., Seppälä, O., Neiman, M. 2012. Is more better? Polyploidy and parasite resistance. Biology Letters 8, 598-600.

Leung, T.L.F., King, K.C., Wolinska, J. 2012. Escape from the Red Queen: an overlooked scenario in co-evolutionary studies. Oikos 121, 641-645.

2011

King, K.C., Delph, L.F., Jokela, J., Lively, C.M. 2011. Coevolutionary hotspots and coldspots for host sex and parasite local adaptation in a snail-trematode interaction. Oikos 120, 1335-1340.

King, K.C., Jokela, J., Lively, C.M. 2011. Parasites, sex, and clonal diversity in natural snail populations. Evolution 65, 1474-1481.

King, K.C., Jokela, J., Lively, C.M. 2011. Trematode parasites infect or die in snail hosts. Biology Letters 7, 265-268.

2010

King, K.C., Hurst, G.D.D. 2010. Losing the desire: selection can promote obligate asexuality. BMC Biology 8, 101-104.

King, K.C., McLaughlin, J.D., Boily, M., Marcogliese, D.J. 2010. Effects of agricultural landscape and pesticides on parasitism in native bullfrogs. Biological Conservation 143, 302-310.

2009

King, K.C., Delph, L.F., Jokela, J., Lively, C.M. 2009. The geographic mosaic of sex and the Red Queen. Current Biology 19, 1438-1441.

King, K.C., Lively, C.M. 2009. Geographic variation in sterilizing parasite species and the Red Queen. Oikos 118, 1416-1420.

Wolinska, J., King, K.C. 2009. Environment alters selection in host-parasite interactions. Trends in Parasitology 25, 236-244.

Marcogliese, D.J., King, K.C., Salo, H., Fournier, M., Brousseau, P., Spear, P., Champoux, L., McLaughlin, J.D., Boily, M. 2009. Interactions between agriculture and parasitism: effects on biomarkers in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Aquatic Toxicology 91, 126-134.

2008

Wolinska, J., King, K.C., Vigneux, F., Lively, C.M. 2008. Virulence, cultivating conditions, and phylogenetic analyses of oomycete parasites in Daphnia. Parasitology 135, 1667-1678.

King, K.C., Gendron, A.D., McLaughlin, J.D., Giroux, I., Brousseau, P., Cyr, D., Ruby, S.M., Fournier, M., Marcogliese, D.J. 2008. Short-term seasonal changes in parasite community structure in northern leopard froglets (Rana pipiens) inhabiting agricultural wetlands. Journal of Parasitology 94, 13-22.

2007

King, K.C., McLaughlin, J.D., Gendron, A.D., Pauli, B.D., Giroux, I., Rondeau, B., Boily, M., Juneau, P., Marcogliese, D.J. 2007. Impacts of agriculture on the parasite communities of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) in southern Quebec, Canada. Parasitology 134, 2063-2080.

2019

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