Chris Jacobs

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Chris Jacobs, MSc
PhD student
Sylvius building, 3rd floor, 3.5.17
Phone: +31 71 527 4882
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I am interested in the role of ecology on the development of insect eggs. My current research focuses of the role of the extraembryonic epithelium, the serosa, in the ability of insect eggs to survive ecological challenges.
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Jacobs, C.G.C., Spaink, H.P., van der Zee, M. The extraembryonic serosa is a frontier epithelium providing the insect egg with a full-range innate immune response. eLife. 10.7554/eLife.04111 (active from the 9th of December 2014)

Jacobs, C.G.C.*, Wang, Y.*, Vogel, H., Vilcinskas, A., van der Zee, M., Rozen, D.E. Egg survival is reduced by grave-soil microbes in the carrion beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. BMC evolutionary biology. doi:10.1186/s12862-014-0208-x

Lee-Yaw, J.A., Jacobs, C.G.C., Irwin, D.E. Individual performance in relation to cytonuclear discordance in a northern contact zone between long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) lineages. Molecular Ecology. 10.1111/mec.12878

Jacobs, C.G.C., van Overveld, T., Careau, V., Matthysen, E., Adriaensen, F., Slabbekoorn, H. Personality-dependent response to field playback in great tits: slow explorers can be strong responders. Animal Behaviour.


Jacobs, C. G. C. and van der Zee, M. Immune competence in insect eggs depends on the extraembryonic serosa. Developmental and Comparative Immunology.

Jacobs, C. G. C., Rezende, G.L., Lamers, G.E.M. and van der Zee, M. The extraembryonic serosa protects the insect egg against desiccation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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