Michael Siva-Jothy

Professor of Entomology
Animal & Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield
E-mail: m.siva-jothy@sheffield.ac.uk

Fields of interest: 

Sexual selection, Sexual conflict, Insect immunity, life-hisotry investment in immunity.


Recent publications:

Reinhardt K, Naylor RA, Siva-Jothy MT:
Male mating rate is constrained by seminal fluid availability in bed Bugs, Cimex lectularius.
PLoS ONE, 6, (2011): e22082.

Seaejeng A, Tidbury H, Siva-Jothy M, Boots M:
Examining the relationship between hemolymph phenoloxidase and resistance to a DNA virus, Plodia interpunctella granulosis virus (PiGV).
J. Insect Physiol., 56, (2010): 1232-1236.

Reinhardt K, Naylor RA, Siva-Jothy MT:
Ejaculate compounds delay reproductive senescence in an insect.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA., 51, (2009): 21743-21747.

Reinhardt K, Naylor RA, Siva-Jothy MT:
Situation exploitation: higher male mating success when female resistance is reduced by feeding.
Evolution, 63, (2009): 29-39.

Haine E, Moret Y, Siva-Jothy MT, Rolff J:
Preventing bacterial resitance evolution: insect antibiotic “therapy”.
Science, 322, (2008): 1257-1259.

Haine E, Pollit L, Moret Y, Siva-Jothy MT, Rolff J:
Temporal patterns in immune responses to a range of microbial insults (Tenebrio molitor).
J. Insect Phys., 54, (2008): 1090-1097.

Hamilton R, Siva-Jothy MT, Boots M:
Two arms are better than one: parasite variation leads to combined inducible and constitutive innate immune responses.
Proc. R. Soc. B., 275, (2008): 937-945.

Sadd B, Siva-Jothy MT:
Self harm caused by an insect’s innate immunity.
Proc. R. Soc. B., 273, (2006): 2571 – 2574.

Reinhardt K, Naylor R, Siva-Jothy MT:
Environmental microbes as possible opportunistic sexually transmitted pathogens in a traumatically inseminating insect.
Ecol. Entomol., 30, (2005): 607-611.

Siva-Jothy MT, Moret Y, Rolff J:
Insect immunity: an evolutionary ecology perspective.
Adv. Insect Physiol., 32, (2004): 1-48.