All Scientific Publications

Chapman A, Amiri E, Han B, Rueppell O, McDermott E, Tarpy DR, Foster LJ, and McAfee A. (2022). Cryptic fertility costs of viral infection in a model social insect. Scientific Reports. 12: 15857.

McAfee A, Metz B, Milone J, Tarpy DR, and Foster LJ. (2022). Drone honey bees (Apis mellifera) are disproportionately susceptible to abiotic stress. Communications Biology. 5: 141.

McAfee A, Li J, and Otte M. (2022). Honey bee genome editing. In: Mark Q Benedict and Maxwell J Scott, Editors, Transgenic Insects 2nd Edition, CABI International. 359-74.

McAfee A, Stillman JH, Marshall KE, and Metz BN. (2022). Editorial: Insect fertility in a changing environment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

McAfee A, Tarpy DR, and Foster LJ. (2021). Queens exhibit variable resilience to temperature stress. PLoS One. 16(8): e0255381.

McAfee A, Milone J, Metz B, McDermott E, Foster LJ, and Tarpy DR. (2021). Honey bee queen health is unaffected by contact exposure to pesticides commonly found in beeswax. Scientific Reports. 11:15151.

McAfee A, Chapman A, Pettis JS, Foster LJ, and Tarpy DR. (2021). Trade-offs between sperm viability and immune protein expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera). Communications Biology. 4:48.

McAfee A, Milone J, Chapman A, Foster LJ, Tarpy DR, and Pettis JS. (2020). Candidate stress biomarkers for queen failure diagnostics. BMC Genomics. 21: 571.

Milone J, Rinkevich FR, McAfee A, Foster LJ, and Tarpy DR. (2020). Differences in larval pesticide tolerance and esterase activity across honey bee (Apis mellifera) stocksEcotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 206: 111213.

Traynor KS, Mondet F, de Miranda J, Techer M, Kowallik V, Oddie M, Chantawannakul P, and McAfee A. (2020). Varroa destructor: A complex parasite, crippling honey bees worldwide. Trends in Parasitology. 36(7): 592-606.

Mondet F*, Beaurepaire A*, McAfee A, Locke B, Alaux C, Blanchard S, Danka B, and Le Conte Y. (2020). Honey bee survival mechanisms against the parasite Varroa destructor: A systematic review of phenotypic and genomic research efforts. International journal of parasitology. 50(6-7): 433-47. *Authors contributed equally.

McAfee A, Higo H, Underwood R, Milone J, Foster LJ, Guarna MM, Tarpy DR, and Pettis JS. (2020). Vulnerability of honey bee queens to heat-induced loss of fertility. Nature Sustainability. 3: 367-76.

McAfee A, Pettis JS, Tarpy DR, and Foster LJ (2019). Feminizer and doublesex knock-outs cause honey bees to switch sexesPlos Biology. 17(5): e3000256.

Iovinella I*, McAfee A*, Mastrobuoni G, Kempa S, Foster LJ, Pelosi P, and Dani FR. (2018). Proteomic analysis of chemosensory organs in the honey bee parasite Varroa destructor: A comprehensive examination of the potential carriers for semiochemicals. Journal of proteomics. 181: 131-141. *Authors contributed equally.

McAfee A, Chapman A, Iovinella I, Gallagher-Kurtzke Y, Collins TF, Higo H, Madilao LL, Pelosi P, and Foster LJ. (2018). A death pheromone, oleic acid, triggers hygienic behaviour in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Scientific reports.  8: 5719.

McAfee A, Chan QWT, Evans J and Foster LJ. (2017). A Varroa destructor protein atlas reveals molecular underpinnings of developmental transitions and sexual differentiation. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 16(12): 2125–2137. 

McAfee A, Collins TF, Madilao LL and Foster LJ. (2017). Odorant cues linked to social immunity induce lateralized antenna stimulation in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Scientific Reports. 7: 46171.

McAfee A and Foster LJ. (2017). Proteogenomics: Recycling public data to improve genome annotations. In: Arun K. Shukla, Editors, Methods in Enzymology, Academic Press. 585: 217-243.

Trapp J*, McAfee A* and Foster LJ. (2017). Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics: Enabling insights into social evolution and disease challenges for managed and wild bees. Molecular Ecology. 26(3): 718-739. *Authors contributed equally.

McAfee A, Harpur BA, Michaud S, Beavis R, Zayed A. and Foster LJ. (2016). Towards an upgraded honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) genome annotation using proteogenomics. Journal of Proteome Research. 15(2): 411–421.

McAfee A, Michaud S. and Foster LJ. (2015). Controlled, cross-species dataset for exploring biases in genome annotation and modification profiles. Data in Brief. 5: 829 – 833.