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2021

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Ant caste evo-devo: It's not all about size

Abouheif E

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.04.002

2021

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Nano‐CT imaging of larvae in the ant Pheidole hyatti reveals coordinated growth of a rudimentary organ necessary for soldier development

Koch S, Tahara R, Vasquez-Correa A, and Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution:

doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.23097

2021

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The origin of wing polyphenism in ants: an eco-evo-devo perspective

Hanna L and Abouheif E

Current Topics in Cell and Developmental Biology

doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2020.12.004

2021

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Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Muller GB and Abouheif E

In: Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology

Futuyama D (ed)

doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199941728-0138 

2020

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The origin and elaboration of a major evolutionary transition in individuality

Rafiqi AbM, Rajakumar AC and Abouheif E

Nature

doi: org/10.1038/s41586-020-2653-6

2020

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The coordination of insect imaginal discs and the regulation and evolution of complex worker caste systems of ants

Koch S and Abouheif E

In: Deferring Development: Setting aside cells for future use in development and evolution

Bishop C and Hall BK (eds)

CRC Press

2020

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Evo-devo lessons from the reproductive division of labor in eusocial hymenoptera

Ramsay C, Lasko P, and Abouheif E

In: Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Nuño de la Rosa L and Müller GB (eds)

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33038-9_173-1

2019

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JEZ-B and the future of developmental evolution

Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22844

2018

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Social regulation of a rudimentary organ generates complex worker caste

systems in ants

Rajakumar R, Koch S, Couture M, Fave MJ, Lilico-Ouachour A, Chen T, DeBlasis G, Rajakumar A, Ouellette D, and Abouheif E

Nature  

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0613-1

2018

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Lack of interruption of the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in an early-branching ant genus

Behagues J, Fisher BL, Péronnet R, Rajakumar R, Abouheif E, and Molet M

JEZ-B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22794

2018

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Wilhelm Goetsch (1887 - 1960): pioneering studies on the development and evolution of the soldier caste in social insects

Metzl C, Wheeler DE, and Abouheif E

Myrmecological News  

doi.org/10.25849/myrmecol.news_026:081

2018

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The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water

Armisén D, Rajakumar R, Friedrich M, Benoit JB, Robertson HM, Panfilio KA, Ahn S-J, Poelchau MF, Chao H, Dinh H, Doddapaneni H, Dugan S, Gibbs RA, Hughes DST, Han Y, Lee SL, Murali SC, Muzny DM, Qu J, Worley KC, Munoz-Torres M, Abouheif E, Bonneton F, Chen T, Chiang L-M, Childers CP, Cridge AG; Crumière AJJ; Decaras A; Didion EM; Duncan E, Elpidina EN, Favé M-J, Finet C, Jacobs CGC, Jarvela A, Jennings EJ, Jones JW, Lesoway MP, Lovegrove M, Martynov A, Oppert B, Lillico-Ouachour A, Rajakumar A; Refki PN, Rosendale AJ, Santos ME, Toubiana W, van der Zee M, Vargas Jentzsch IM, Vargas Lowman A, Viala S, Richards S, and Khila A

BMC Genomics

doi: org/10.1186/s12864-018-5163-2

2018

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Interruption points in the wing gene regulatory network underlying wing polyphenism evolved independently in male and female morphs in Cardiocondyla ants

Oettler J, Platschek T, Schmidt C, Rajakumar R, Favé MJ, Khila A, Heinze J, and Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular Developmental Evolution

doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22834

2018

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Internal head morphology of minor workers and soldiers in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole

Lillico-Ouachour A, Metscher B, Kaji T, and Abouheif E

Canadian Journal of Zoology

doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2017-0209

2017

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The regulation, development and evolution of caste ratios in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole

Lillico-Ouachour A and Abouheif E

Current Opinion in Insect Science

doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2016.11.003

2017

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Early activation of MAPK and apoptosis are associated with nutritive embryo development in the calyptraeid gastropods.

Lesoway MP, Collin R, and Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular Developmental Evolution

doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22745

2016

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Comparative transcriptomics of alternative developmental phenotypes in a marine gastropod. 

Lesoway MP, Abouheif E, Collin R

JEZ-B: Molecular Developmental Evolution

doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22674

2015

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Past climate change on Sky Islands drives novelty in a core developmental gene network and its phenotype

Favé M-J, Johnson RA, Cover S, Handschuh S, Metscher B, Müller GB, Gopalan S, and Abouheif E

BMC Evolutionary Biology

doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0448-4 

2015

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Epigenetic control of Egfr generates quantitative variation of a complex trait in ants

Alvarado S, Rajakumar R, Abouheif E, Szyf M

Nature Communications

doi:10.1038/ncomms7513

2015

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It's time to get together: Announcing the new society for evolutionary developmental biology in the Americas

Abouheif E and Sears K

Evolution & Development

doi: 10.1111/ede.12114

2015

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The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: a vision for the
21st century

Moczek AP, Sears KE, Stollewerk A, Wittkopp PJ, Diggle P, Dworkin I, Ledon-Rettig C, Matus DQ, Roth S, Abouheif E, Brown FD, Chiu C-H, Cohen CS, De Tomaso AW, Gilbert SF, Hall BF, Love A, Lyons DC, Sanger T, Smith J, Specht C, Vallejo- Marin M, Extavour CG

Evolution & Development

doi: 10.1111/ede.12125

2015

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Modeling evolutionary transitions in social insects

Doebeli M and Abouheif E

eLife

doi: 10.7554/eLife.12721

2014

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The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella

Lesoway MP, Abouheif E, Collin R

The International Journal of Developmental Biology

doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140136rc

2014

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Comparative functional analyses of Ultrabithorax reveal multiple paths to diversification of legs in the adaptive radiation of semi-aquatic insects

Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L

Evolution

doi:10.1111/evo.12444

2014

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Phylogenies and the Evolution of Development

Abouheif E

In: The Tree of Life: systematics and evolution of living things

Vargas P and Zardoya R (eds)

Sinauer, Sunderland

2014

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Eco-Evo-Devo: the time has come

Abouheif E, Favé MJ, Ibarrarán-Viniegra AS, Lesoway M, Rafiqi AM, and Rajakumar R

In: Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes

Landry CR and Aubin-Horth N (eds) 

doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-7347-9__6. Springer 

2014

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Sex combs find middle ground in evolution debate

Abouheif E and Rafiqi AM

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

doi/10.1073/pnas.1415189111

2013

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Evolution: oskar reveals missing link in co-optive evolution

Abouheif E

Current Biology 

doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.11.028

2013

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The wing-patterning network in the wingless castes of myrmicine and formicine ant species is a mix of evolutionarily labile and non-labile genes

Shbailat SJ and Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.22482 

2012

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Ancestral developmental potential facilitates parallel evolution in ants

Rajendhran R, San Mauro D, Dijkstra M, Wang M, Wheeler DW, Hiou-Tim F, Khila A, Courneyea M, Abouheif E

Science

doi: 10.1126/science.1211451

2012

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Function, developmental genetics, and fitness consequences of a sexually antagonistic trait

Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L

Science

doi: 10.1126/science.1217258

2011

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Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)

Smith CD, Zimin A, Holt C, Abouheif E*, Benton R, Cash E, Croset V, Currie CR, Elhaik E, Elsik CG, Favé M-J, Fernandes V, Gadau J, Gibson JD, Graur D, Grubbs KJ, Hagen DE, Helmkampf M, Holley J, Huc H, Ibarraran Viniegra AS, Johnson BR, Johnson RM, Khila A, Kim JW, Laird J, Mathis KA, Moeller JA, Muñoz-Torres MC, Murphy MC, Nakamura R, Nigam S, Overson RP, Placek JE, Rajakumar R, Reese JT, Robertson HM, Smith CR, Suarez AV, Suen G, Suhr EL, Tao S, Torres CW, van Wilgenburg E, Viljakainen L, Walden KKO, Wild AL, Yandell M, Yorker JA, and Tsutsui ND

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1008617108

2011

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Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Smith CR, Smith CD, Robertson HM, Helmkampf M, Zimin A, Yandell M, Holt C, Hu H, Abouheif E, Benton R, Cash E, Croset V, Currie CR, Elhaik E, Elsik CG, Favé M-J, Fernandes V, Gibson JD, Graur D, Gronenberg W, Grubb KJ, Hagen DE, Ibarraran Viniegra AS, Johnson BR, Johnson RM, Khila A, Kim JW, Mathis KA, Munoz-Torres MC, Murphy MC, Mustard JA, Nakamura R, Niehuis O, Nigam S, Overson RP, Placek JE, Rajakumar R, Reese JT, Suen G, Tao S, Torres CW, Tsutsui ND, Viljakainen L, Wolschin F, and Gadau J

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1007901108

2011

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The genome sequence of the leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotes reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle

Suen G, Teiling C, Li Lewyn, Holt C, Abouheif E, Bornberg-Bauer E, Bouffard P, Caldera EJ, Cash E, Cavanaugh A, Denas O, Elhaik E, Favé M-J, Gadau J, Gibson JD, Graur D, Grubbs KJ, Hagen DE, Harkins TT, Helmkampf M, Hu H, Johnson BR, Kim J, Marsh SE, Moeller JA, Munoz-Torres MC, Murphy MC, Naughton MC, Nigam S, Overson R, Rajakumar R, Reese JT, Scott JJ, Smith CR, Tao S, Tsutsui ND, Viljakainen L, Wissler L, Yandell MD, Zimmer F, Taylor J, Slater SC, Clifton SW, Warren WC, Elsik CG, Smith CD, Weinstock GM, Gerardo NM, Currie CR

PloS Genetics 

doi:10.1371/ journal.pgen.1002007

2011

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The phylogenetic origin of oskar coincided with the origin of maternally provisioned germ plasm and pole cells at the base of the Holometabola

Lynch J, Özüak O, Khila A, Abouheif E, Desplan C, Roth S

PloS Genetics 

doi:10.1371/journal. pgen.1002029

2011

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The role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary innovation

Moczek AP, Sultan S, Foster S, Ledón-Rettig C, Dworkin I, Nijhout HF, Abouheif E, Pfennig DW

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.0971

2011

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Gynandromorphs as indicators of modularity and evolvability in ants

Yang A and Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular Developmental Evolution  

doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.21407

2011

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Correlations between spatiotemporal changes in gene expression and apoptosis underlie wing polyphenism in the ant Pheidole morrisi

Shbailat SJ, Khila A, Abouheif E

Evolution & Development 

doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-142X.2010.00443.x

2010

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Evaluating the role of reproductive constraints in ant social evolution

Khila A and Abouheif E

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B

doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2009.0257

2009

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Stochastic variation: from single cells to superorganisms

Kilfoil M, Lasko P, and Abouheif E

HFSP Journal 

doi:10.2976/1.3223356

2009

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Evolution of a novel appendage ground plan in water striders is driven by changes in the Hox gene Ultrabithorax

Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L

PLoS Genetics

doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000583

2008

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Reproductive constraint is a developmental mechanism that maintains social harmony in ants

Khila A and Abouheif E

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0807351105

2008

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The dynamics of developmental system drift in the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in ants: a mathematical model

Nahmad M, Glass L, and Abouheif E

2008

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Parallelism as the pattern and process of mesoevolution

Abouheif E

Evolution & Development 

doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-142X.2007.00208.x

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