Ancestral Developmental Potential facilitates parallel evolution in ants

Rajakumar et al. 2012,


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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  141: 279-336 doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2020.12.004


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


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.


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

Ramsay C, Lasko P, and Abouheif E

In: Evolutionary Developmental Biology, L. Nuño de la Rosa, G.B. Müller (eds.), doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33038-9_173-1


JEZ-B and the future of developmental evolution

Abouheif E

JEZ-B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution  1: 2, doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22844


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


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  1-9. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22794

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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  26: 81-96

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

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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

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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  96: 383–392. doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2017-0209

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