Publications for Shantanu Shukla MRDG IISc


Selected publications

Shukla SP
[Book review] Insects and their Beneficial Microbes. Angela E. Douglas, Princeton University Press
Current Science, 2023

Körner M, Steiger S, Shukla SP
Microbial management as a driver of parental care and family aggregations in carrion feeding insects
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2023

Schmidtberg H, Shukla SP, Halitschke R, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A
Symbiont-mediated chemical defense in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis.
Ecology and Evolution, 2019

Shukla SP, Plata C, Reichelt M, Steiger S, Heckel DG, Kaltenpoth M, Vilcinskas A
Microbiome-assisted carrion preservation aids larval development in a burying beetle.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018

. Recommended twice by the Faculty of 1000

. Press coverage by Nature Highlights, ScienceNews, and several media outlets 

. Read excerpts from Shantanu’s interview with National Geographic here
. Read excerpts from Shantanu’s interview with ScienceDaily here

Shukla SP, Vogel H, Heckel DG, Vilcinskas A, Kaltenpoth M.
Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring.
Molecular Ecology, 2018

Chakraborty S, Shukla SP, Arunkumar KP, Nagaraju J, Gadagkar R
Genetic relatedness deos not predict the queen’s succession in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata
Journal of Genetics, 2018

Vogel H*, Shukla SP*, Engl T, Weiss B, Fischer R, Steiger S, Heckel DG, Kaltenpoth M, Vilcinskas A
The digestive and defensive basis of carrion utilization by the burying beetle and its microbiota.
Nature Communications, 2017  (* equal contribution)

Shukla SP, Sanders JG, Byrne MJ, Pierce NE.
Gut microbiota of dung beetles correspond to dietary specializations of adults and larvae.
Molecular Ecology, 2016

Berasategui A, Shukla S, Salem H, Kaltenpoth M.
Potential applications of insect symbionts in biotechnology.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2016

Shukla S, Shilpa MC, Gadagkar R
Virgin wasps develop ovaries on par with mated females, but lay fewer eggs.
Insectes Sociaux, 2013