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Simon C., Gordon E.R.L., Moulds M.S., Cole J.A., Haji D., Lemmon A.R., Lemmon E.M., Kortyna M., Nazario K., Wade E.J., Meister R.C., Goemans G., Chiswell S.M., Pessacq P., Veloso C., McCutcheon J.P., Łukasik P. (2019). Off-target capture data, endosymbiont genes and morphology reveal a relict lineage that is sister to all other singing cicadas.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blz120

Łukasik P., Chong R.A., Nazario K., Matsuura Y., Bublitz D., Campbell M.A., Meyer M., Van Leuven J.T., Pessacq, P., Veloso C., Simon C., McCutcheon J.P. (2019): One hundred mitochondrial genomes of cicadas. – Journal of Heredity 110(2): 247-256

Campbell M.A.*, Łukasik P.*, Meyer M., Buckner M., Simon C., Veloso C., Michalik A., McCutcheon J.P. (2018): Changes in endosymbiont complexity drive host-level compensatory adaptations in cicadas. – mBio 9: e02104-18 (*contributed equally)

Łukasik P., Nazario K., Van Leuven J.T., Campbell M.A., Meyer M., Michalik A., Pessacq P., Simon C., Veloso C., McCutcheon J.P. (2018): Multiple origins of interdependent endosymbiotic complexes in a genus of cicadas. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 115(2): E226-E235

Bisch G., Neuvonen M.M., Pierce N.E., Russell J.A., Koga R., Sanders J.G., Łukasik, P., Anderson S.G.E. (2018): Genome evolution of Bartonellaceae symbionts of ants at the opposite ends of the trophic scale. – Genome Biology and Evolution 10(7):1687-1704

Matsuura Y., Moriyama M., Łukasik P., Vanderpool D., Tanahashi M., Meng X.-Y., McCutcheon J.P., Fukatsu T. (2018) Recurrent symbiont recruitment from fungal parasites in cicadas. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A 115(26): E5970-E5979

Hu Y., Sanders J.G., Łukasik P., D’Amelio C.L., Millar J.S., Vann D.R., Lan Y., Newton J.A., Schotanus M., Kronauer D.J.C., Pierce N.E., Moreau C.S., Wertz J.T., Engel P., Russell J.A. (2018): Herbivorous turtle ants obtain essential nutrients from a conserved nitrogen-recycling gut microbiome. – Nature Communications 9: 964

Campbell M.A., Łukasik P., Simon C., McCutcheon J.P. (2017): Idiosyncratic genome degradation in a bacterial endosymbiont of periodical cicadas. – Current Biology 27(22): 3568–3575

Łukasik P., Newton J.A., Sanders J.G., Hu Y., Moreau C.S., Kronauer D.J.C., O’Donnell S., Koga R., Russell J.A. (2017): The structured diversity of specialized gut symbionts of the New World army ants. – Molecular Ecology 26(14): 3808–3825

Sanders J.G., Łukasik P., Frederickson M.E., Russell J.A., Koga R., Knight R., Pierce N.E. (2017): Dramatic differences in gut bacterial densities correlate with diet and habitat in rainforest ants. – Integrative and Comparative Biology icx088

Hu Y., Holway D.A., Łukasik P., Chau L., Kay A.D., LeBrun E.G., Miller K.A., Sanders J.G., Suarez A.V., Russell J.A. (2017): By their own devices: invasive Argentine ants have shifted diet without clear aid from symbiotic microbes. – Molecular Ecology 26(6): 1608–1630

Łukasik P., Guo H., van Asch M., Henry L.M., Godfray H. C. J. & Ferrari J. (2015): Horizontal transfer of facultative endosymbionts is limited by host relatedness. – Evolution 69(10): 2757-2766

Smith A.H., Łukasik P., O’Connor M., Lee A., Mayo G., Drott M., Doll S., Tuttle R., DiSciullo R., Messina A., Oliver K.M. & Russell J.A. (2015): Patterns, causes, and consequences of defensive microbiome dynamics across multiple scales. – Molecular Ecology 24(5): 1135-1149

Hu Y., Łukasik P., Moreau C.S. & Russell J.A. (2014): Correlates of gut community composition across an ant species (Cephalotes varians) elucidate causes and consequences of symbiotic variability. – Molecular Ecology 23(6): 1284-1300

Łukasik P., van Asch M., Guo H., Ferrari J. & Godfray H.C.J. (2013): Unrelated facultative endosymbionts protect aphids against a fungal pathogen. – Ecology Letters 16(2): 214-218

Łukasik P., Guo H., van Asch M., Ferrari J. & Godfray H. C. J. (2013): Protection against a fungal pathogen conferred by the aphid facultative endosymbionts Rickettsia and Spiroplasma is expressed in multiple host genotypes and species and is not influenced by co-infection with another symbiont. – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(12): 2654-2661

Łukasik P., Dawid M.A., Ferrari J. & Godfray H.C.J. (2013): The diversity and fitness effects of infection with facultative endosymbionts in the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae. – Oecologia 173: 985-996

Russell J.A., Weldon S., Smith A.H., Kim K.L., Hu Y., Łukasik P., Doll S., Anastopoulos I., Novin M. & Oliver K.M. (2013): Uncovering symbiont-driven genetic diversity across North American pea aphids. – Molecular Ecology 22(7): 2045-2059

Łukasik P., Hancock E.L., Ferrari J. & Godfray H.C.J. (2011): Grain aphid clones vary in frost resistance, but this trait is not influenced by facultative endosymbionts. – Ecological Entomology 36: 790-793