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Salem H, Kirsch R, Fukumori K, Pauchet Y, Berasategui A, Cripps M, Windsor D, Fukatsu T, Gerardo N
Symbiont-derived secondary pectinase is a key innovation for herbivorous beetles
In preparation

Bauer E, Kaltenpoth M, Salem H
Minimal fermentative metabolism fuels extracellular symbiont in leaf beetles
In review

Martinez A, Onchuru T, Ingham C, Sandoval M, Salem H, Deckert J, Kaltenpoth
Angiosperm to Gymnosperm host-plant switch entails dramatic shifts in microbiota of the Welwitschia bug
In review

Salem H, Bauer E, Kirsch R, Berasategui A, Cripps M, Weiss B, Koga R, Fukumori K, Vogel H, Fukatsu T, Kaltenpoth M  |  2017
Drastic genome reduction in an herbivore's pectinolytic symbiont
Commentary by Angela Douglas
Press releases: Emory University, Max Planck Society
Highlighted in Science Magazine, Small Things Considered, Chemical & Engineering News, Cosmos MagazineAmerican Council on Science and Health, Futurity

Berasategui A, Salem H, Paetz C, Santoro V, Gershenzon J, Kaltenpoth M, Schmidt A  |  2017
Gut microbiota of the pine weevil degrades conifer diterpenes and increases insect fitness
Molecular Ecology

Berasategui A, Shukla S, Salem H, Kaltenpoth M  |  2016
Potential applications of insect symbionts in biotechnology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salem H, Florez L, Gerardo N, Kaltenpoth M  |  2015
An out-of-body experience: the extracellular dimension for the transmission of mutualistic bacteria in insects
Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences

Salem H, Onchuru OT, Bauer E, Kaltenpoth M  |  2015
Symbiont transmission entails the risk of parasite infection
Biology Letters         

Bauer E, Salem H, Vogel H, Marz M, Kaltenpoth M  |  2014
Transcriptomic immune response of the cotton stainer Dysdercus fasciatus to experimental elimination of vitamin-supplementing intestinal symbionts
Plos One         

Salem H, Bauer E, Strauss A, Vogel H, Marz M, Kaltenpoth M  |  2014
Vitamin supplementation by gut symbionts ensures metabolic homeostasis in an insect host
Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences         
Press release: Max Planck Society

Salem H, Kreutzer E, Sudakaran S, Kaltenpoth M  |  2013
Actinobacteria as essential symbionts in firebugs and cotton stainers (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae)
Environmental Microbiology         

Sudakaran S, Salem H, Kost C, Kaltenpoth M  |  2012
Geographic and ecological stability of the symbiotic midgut microbiota in European firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae)
Molecular Ecology         
Commentary by Takema Fukatsu

Schussler E, Rowland F, Distel C, Bauman J, Keppler M, Kawarasaki K, McCarthy M, Glover A, Salem H  |  2011
Promoting the development of graduate student teaching philosophy statements
Journal of College Science Teaching