Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution @ Queen Mary University London

Dr. rer. nat. Eckart Stolle

Dr. Eckart Stolle

Research interests

    • entomology
    • genome and chromosome evolution
    • evolutionary genomics
    • social insect societies, behaviour and evolution
    • biodiversity, systematics, phylogeny, conservation of hymenopteran insects


    1. 2015: Kapheim KM et al.: Social evolution. Genomic signatures of evolutionary transitions from solitary to group living.
      Science (2015) 348(6239): 1139-43. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa4788
    2. 2015: Sadd et al.: The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization.
      Genome Biology (2015) 16:76 doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0623-3
    3. 2014: Chipman AD et al.: The First Myriapod Genome Sequence Reveals Conservative Arthropod Gene Content and Genome Organisation in the Centipede Strigamia maritima.
      PLoS Biology (2014) 12(11): e1002005. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002005
    4. 2014: Elsik CG et al.: Finding the missing honey bee genes: lessons learned from a genome upgrade.
      BMC Genomics (2014) 15:86. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-86
    5. 2013: Stolle E, Moritz RFA: RESTseq – Efficient Benchtop Population Genomics with RESTriction fragment SEQuencing.
      PLoS ONE (2013) 8(5): e63960. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063960
    6. 2013: Stolle E, Kidner JH, Moritz RFA: Patterns of Evolutionary Conservation of Microsatellites (SSRs) Suggest a Faster Rate of Genome Evolution in Hymenoptera Than in Diptera.
      Genome Biology and Evolution (2013) 5(1): 151-162. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs133
    7. 2011: Jarosch A, Stolle E, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA: Alternative splicing of a single transcription factor drives selfish reproductive behavior in honeybee workers (Apis mellifera).
      PNAS (2011) 108(37): 15282-15287. doi:10.1073/pnas.1109343108
    8. 2011: Stolle E, Wilfert L, Schmid-Hempel R, Schmid-Hempel P, Kube M, Reinhardt R, Moritz RFA: A second generation genetic map of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) reveals slow genome and chromosome evolution in the Apidae.
      BMC Genomics (2011) 12:48. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-48
    9. 2010: Jaffé R, Dietemann V, Allsopp MH, Costa C, Crewe RM, Dall’Olio R, de la Rúa P, El-Niweiri MAA, Fries I, Kezic N, Meusel MS, Paxton RJ, Shaibi T, Stolle E, Moritz RFA: Estimating the Density of Honeybee Colonies across Their Natural Range to Fill the Gap in Pollinator Decline Censuses.
      Conservation Biology (2010) 24 (2): 583-593. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01331.x
    10. 2009: Stolle E, Rohde M, Vautrin D, Solignac M, Schmid-Hempel P, Schmid-Hempel R, Moritz RFA: Novel microsatellite DNA loci for Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758).
      Molecular Ecology Resources (2009) 9(5): 1345-1352. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02610.x
    11. 2003: Hoffmann MH, Bremer M, Schneider K, Burger F, Stolle E, Moritz G: Flower visitors in a natural population of Arabidopsis thaliana.
      Plant Biology (2003) 5(5): 491-494. doi:10.1055/s-2003-44784

referee services

    • 2014: PLoS ONE, Molecular Ecology Resources, Briefings in Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
    • 2008-2013: Heredity (2x), Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Insect Molecular Biology, PLoS ONE