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Research Articles


14. Rozsypal, J., Toxopeus, J., Berková, P., Moos, M., Šimek, P. and Koštál, V. (2019) Fat body disintegration after freezing stress is a consequence rather than cause of freezing injury in larvae of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology, 115: 12-19.

13. Toxopeus, J., Koštál, V. and Sinclair, B.J. (2019) Evidence for non-colligative function of small cryoprotectants in a freeze tolerant insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20190050.

12. Toxopeus, J., Des Marteaux, L.E. and Sinclair, B.J. (2019) How crickets become freeze-tolerant: the transcriptomic underpinnings of acclimation in Gryllus veletis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D, 29: 55-66.

11. Toxopeus, J., McKinnon, A.H, Stetina, T., Turnbull, K.F. and Sinclair, B.J. (2019) Laboratory acclimation to autumn-like conditions induces freeze tolerance in the spring field cricket Gryllus veletis (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 113: 9-16.


10. Toxopeus, J. and Sinclair B.J. (2018) Mechanisms underlying insect freeze tolerance. Biological Reviews, 93: 1891-1914.


9. Newman, C.E., Toxopeus, J., Udaka, H., Ahn, S., Martynowicz, D.M., Graether, S.P., Sinclair, B.J. and Percival-Smith, A. (2017) CRISPR-induced null alleles show that Frost protects Drosophila melanogaster reproduction after cold exposure. Journal of Experimental Biology

8. Des Marteaux, L.E., McKinnon, A.H, Udaka, H., Toxopeus, J. and Sinclair, B.J. (2017) Effects of cold-acclimation on gene expression in Fall field cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus) ionoregulatory tissues. BMC Genomics, 18: 357.

7. Andrushchenko, I.V., Taylor, B.R., Toxopeus, J. and Wilson, E. (2017) Congregations of the leaf-shredding insect Lepidostoma togatum mediate exceptionally rapid mass loss from leaf litter in Nova Scotia rivers. Hydrobiologia, 78: 245-265.


6. Toxopeus, J., Lebenzon, J.E., McKinnon, A.H and Sinclair B.J. (2016) Freeze tolerance of Cyphoderris montrosa (Orthoptera: Prophalangopsidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 148: 668-672.

5. Toxopeus, J., Jakobs, R., Ferguson, L.V., Gariepy, T.D. and Sinclair, B.J. (2016) Reproductive arrest and stress resistance in winter-acclimated Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Insect Physiology, 89: 37-51.


4. Toxopeus, J., Warner, A.H. and MacRae, T.H. (2014) Group 1 LEA proteins contribute to the desiccation and freeze tolerance of Artemia franciscana embryos. Cell Stress & Chaperones, 19: 939-948.

3. King, A.M., Toxopeus, J. and MacRae, T.H. (2014) Artemin, a diapause-specific chaperone, contributes to stress tolerance of Artemia cysts and influences their release from females. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 1719-1724.


2. King, A.M., Toxopeus, J. and MacRae, T.H. (2013) Functional differentiation of small heat shock proteins in diapause-destined Artemia embryos. FEBS Journal, 280: 4761-4772.


1. Toxopeus, J., Kozera, C.J., O’Leary, S.J.B. and Garbary, D.J. (2011) A reclassification of Mycophycias ascophylli (Ascomycota) based on nuclear large ribosomal subunit DNA sequences. Botanica Marina, 54: 325-334.

Book Chapters


1. Garbary, D.J., Brown, N.E., MacDonell, H.J., and Toxopeus, J. (2017) Ascophyllum and its symbionts – a complex symbiotic community on North Atlantic shores. Edited by M. Grube, J. Sechback, L. Muggia, In Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbiosis. World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.: Hackensack, NJ, USA. pp. 547-572.