Selected Publications

  • Wybouw N., Kurlovs A.H., Greenhalgh R., Bryon A., Kosterlitz O., Manabe Y., Osakabe M., Vontas J., Clark R.M., and Van Leeuwen T. (2019). Convergent evolution of cytochrome P450s underlies independent origins of keto-carotenoid pigmentation in animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286, 20191039.

  • Wybouw N.*, Kosterlitz O.*, Kurlovs A.H., Bajda S., Greenhalgh  R., Snoeck S., Bui H., Bryon A., Dermauw W., Van Leeuwen T., and Clark R.M. (2019). Long-term population studies uncover the genome structure and genetic basis of xenobiotic and host plant adaptation in the herbivore Tetranychus urticae. Genetics, 211, 1409-1427.

  • Snoeck S.*, Wybouw N.*, Van Leeuwen T., and Dermauw W. (2018). Transcriptomic plasticity in the arthropod generalist Tetranychus urticae upon long-term acclimation to different host plants. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 8 (12), 3865-3879.

  • Wybouw N., Pauchet Y., Heckel D.G., and Van Leeuwen T. (2016). Horizontal gene transfer contributes to the evolution of arthropod herbivory.  Genome Biology and Evolution, 8 (6), 1785-1801.

  • Wybouw N.*, Zhurov V.*, Martel C., Bruinsma K.A., Hendrickx F., Grbic V., and Van Leeuwen T. (2015). Adaptation of a polyphagous herbivore to a novel host plant extensively shapes the transcriptome of herbivore and host. Molecular Ecology, 24 (18), 4647-4663.

  • Wybouw N., Dermauw W., Tirry L., Stevens C., Grbić M., Feyereisen R., and Van Leeuwen T. (2014). A gene horizontally transferred from bacteria protects arthropods from host plant cyanide poisoning. eLife, 3.

  • Dermauw W.*, Wybouw N.*, Rombauts S., Menten B., Vontas J., Grbić M., Clark R.M., Feyereisen R., and Van Leeuwen T. (2013). A link between host plant adaptation and pesticide resistance in the polyphagous spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (2), E113-E122.


Full Publication List

  • Goossens S., Wybouw N., Van Leeuwen T., and Bonte D. (2020). The physiology of movement. Movement Ecology, 8 (1), 5.

  • Fotoukkiaii S.M., Mermans C., Wybouw N., and Van Leeuwen T. (2020). Resistance risk assessment of the novel complex II inhibitor pyflubumide in the polyphagous pest Tetranychus urticae. Journal of Pest Science, 3, 1-12.

  • Fotoukkiaii S.M., Tan Z., Xue W., Wybouw N., and Van Leeuwen T. (2019). Identification and characterization of new mutations in mitochondrial cytochrome b that confer resistance to bifenazate and acequinocyl in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Pest Management Science, 76, 1154-1163.

  • Wybouw N., Kurlovs A.H., Greenhalgh R., Bryon A., Kosterlitz O., Manabe Y., Osakabe M., Vontas J., Clark R.M., and Van Leeuwen T. (2019). Convergent evolution of cytochrome P450s underlies independent origins of keto-carotenoid pigmentation in animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286, 20191039.

  • Wybouw N.*, Kosterlitz O.*, Kurlovs A.H., Bajda S., Greenhalgh  R., Snoeck S., Bui H., Bryon A., Dermauw W., Van Leeuwen T., and Clark R.M. (2019). Long-term population studies uncover the genome structure and genetic basis of xenobiotic and host plant adaptation in the herbivore Tetranychus urticae. Genetics, 211, 1409-1427.

  • Navia D., Novelli V.M., Rombauts S., Freitas-Astúa J., Santos de Mendonça R., Andreia Nunes M., Machado M.A., Lin Y., Le P., Zhang Z., Grbić M., Wybouw N., Breeuwer J.A.J., Van Leeuwen T., and Van de Peer Y. (2019). Draft Genome Assembly of the False Spider Mite Brevipalpus yothersi. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(6), e01563-18.

  • Schlachter C.R., Daneshian L., Amaya J., Klapper V., Wybouw N., Borowski T., Van Leeuwen T., Grbic V., Grbic M., Makris T.M., and Chruszcz M. (2018). Structural and functional characterization of an intradiol ring-cleavage dioxygenase from the polyphagous spider mite herbivore Tetranychus urticae Koch.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • Schimmel B.C.J., Alba J.M., Wybouw N., Glas J.J., Meijer T.T., Schuurink R.C., and Kant M.R. (2018). Distinct signatures of host defense suppression by plant-feeding mites. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19 (10), 3265.

  • Snoeck S.*, Wybouw N.*, Van Leeuwen T., and Dermauw W. (2018). Transcriptomic plasticity in the arthropod generalist Tetranychus urticae upon long-term acclimation to different host plants. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 8 (12), 3865-3879.

  • Bajda S., Riga M., Wybouw N., Papadaki S., Ouranou E., Fotoukkiaii S.M., Vontas J., and Van Leeuwen T. (2018). Fitness costs of key point mutations that underlie acaricide target‐site resistance in the two‐spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Evolutionary Applications, 1-14.

  • Pavlidi N., Kampouraki A., Tseliou V., Wybouw  N., Dermauw W., Roditakis E., Nauen R., Van Leeuwen T., and Vontas J. (2018). Molecular characterization of pyrethroid resistance in the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 148, 1-7.

  • Wybouw N., Van Leeuwen T., and Dermauw W. (2018). A massive incorporation of microbial genes into the genome of Tetranychus urticae, a polyphagous arthropod herbivore. Insect Molecular Biology, 27 (3), 333-351.

  • Van Petegem K., Moerman F., Dahirel M., Fronhofer E.A., Vandegehuchte M.L., Van Leeuwen T., Wybouw N., Stoks R., and Bonte D. (2018). Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore. Ecology Letters, 21 (2), 225–234.

  • Schlachter C.R., Klapper V., Wybouw N., Radford T., Van Leeuwen T., Grbic M., and Chruszcz M. (2017). Structural Characterization of a Eukaryotic Cyanase from Tetranychus urticae. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65 (27), 5453–5462.

  • Santos-Matos G.*, Wybouw N.*, Martins N.E.*, Zélé F., Riga M., Leitão A.B., Vontas J., Grbić M., Van Leeuwen T., Magalhães S., and Sucena E. (2017). Tetranychus urticae mites do not mount an induced immune response against bacteria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20170401.

  • Pavlidi N., Gioti A., Wybouw N., Dermauw W., Ben-Yosef M., Yuval B., Jurkevich E., Kampouraki A., Van Leeuwen T., and Vontas J. (2017). Transcriptomic responses of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae and its symbiont Candidatus Erwinia dacicola to olive feeding. Scientific Reports, 7, 42633.

  • Staudacher H., Schimmel B.C.J., Lamers M.M., Wybouw N., Groot A.T., and Kant M.R. (2017). Independent effects of a herbivore's bacterial symbionts on its performance and induced plant defences. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18 (1), 182.

  • Pavlidi N., Khalighi M., Myridakis A., Dermauw W., Wybouw N., Tsakireli D., Stephanou E.G., Labrou N.E., Vontas J., and Van Leeuwen T. (2017). A glutathione S-transferase (TuGSTd05) associated with acaricide resistance in Tetranychus urticae directly metabolizes the complex II inhibitor cyflymetofen. Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 80, 101-115.

  • Jonckheere W., Dermauw W., Zhurov V., Wybouw N., Van den Bulcke J.,  Villarroel C.A., Greenhalgh R., Grbić M., Schuurink R.C., Tirry L., Baggerman G., Clark R.M., Kant M.R., Vanholme B., Menschaert G., and Van Leeuwen T. (2016). The salivary protein repertoire of the polyphagous spider mite Tetranychus urticae: a quest for effectors. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 15, 3594-3613.

  • Wybouw N., Pauchet Y., Heckel D.G., and Van Leeuwen T. (2016). Horizontal gene transfer contributes to the evolution of arthropod herbivory. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8 (6), 1785-1801.

  • De Roissart A., Wybouw N., Renault D., Van Leeuwen T., and Bonte D. (2016). Life history evolution in response to changes in metapopulation structure in an arthropod herbivore. Functional Ecology, 30 (8), 1408-1417.

  •  Khalighi M., Dermauw W., Wybouw N., Bajda S., Osakabe M., Tirry L., and Van Leeuwen T. (2016). Molecular analysis of cyenopyrafen resistance in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Pest management science, 72 (1), 103-112.

  • Wybouw N.*, Zhurov V.*, Martel C., Bruinsma K.A., Hendrickx F., Grbic V., and Van Leeuwen T. (2015). Adaptation of a polyphagous herbivore to a novel host plant extensively shapes the transcriptome of herbivore and host. Molecular Ecology, 24 (18), 4647-4663.

  • Van Petegem K.H.P., Petillon J., Renault D., Wybouw N., Van Leeuwen T., Stoks R., and Bonte D. (2015). Empirically simulated spatial sorting points at fast epigenetic changes in dispersal behaviour. Evolutionary Ecology, 29, 299-310.

  • Martel C., Zhurov V., Navarro M., Martinez M., Cazaux M., Auger P., Migeon A., Santamaria E.M., Wybouw N., Diaz I., Van Leeuwen T., Navajas M., Grbić M., and Grbić V. (2015). Tomato Whole Genome Transcriptional Response to Tetranychus urticae Identifies Divergence of Spider Mite-Induced Responses Between Tomato and Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 28, 343-361.

  • Wybouw N., Dermauw W., Tirry L., Stevens C., Grbić M., Feyereisen R., and Van Leeuwen T. (2014). A gene horizontally transferred from bacteria protects arthropods from host plant cyanide poisoning. eLife, 3.

  • Zhurov V., Navarro M., Bruinsma K. A., Arbona V., Santamaria M. E., Cazaux M., Wybouw N., Osborne E.J., Ens E., Rioja C., Vermeirssen V., Rubio-Somoza I., Krishna P., Diaz I., Schmid M., Gomez-Cadenas A., Van de Peer Y., Grbić, M., Clark R.M., Van Leeuwen T., and Grbić V. (2014). Reciprocal Responses in the Interaction between Arabidopsis and the Cell-Content-Feeding Chelicerate Herbivore Spider Mite. Plant physiology, 164 (1), 384-399.

  • Bonte D., De Roissart A., Wybouw N., and Van Leeuwen T. (2014). Fitness maximization by dispersal: evidence from an invasion experiment. Ecology, 95 (11), 3104-3111.

  • Ahn S. J., Dermauw W., Wybouw N., Heckel D. G., and Van Leeuwen T. (2014). Bacterial origin of a diverse family of UDP-glycosyltransferase genes in the Tetranychus urticae genome. Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 50, 43-57.

  • Dermauw W.*, Wybouw N.*, Rombauts S., Menten B., Vontas J., Grbić M., Clark R.M., Feyereisen R., and Van Leeuwen T. (2013). A link between host plant adaptation and pesticide resistance in the polyphagous spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (2), E113-E122.

  • Bryon A., Wybouw N., Dermauw W., Tirry L., and Van Leeuwen T. (2013). Genome wide gene-expression analysis of facultative reproductive diapause in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. BMC genomics, 14 (1), 815.

  • Wybouw N.*, Balabanidou V.*, Ballhorn D. J., Dermauw W., Grbić M., Vontas J., and Van Leeuwen T. (2012). A horizontally transferred cyanase gene in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae is involved in cyanate metabolism and is differentially expressed upon host plant change. Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 42 (12), 881-889.