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1.

Caste-biased gene expression in a facultatively eusocial bee suggests a role for genetic accommodation in the evolution of eusociality.

Jones BM, Kingwell CJ, Wcislo WT, Robinson GE.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Jan 11;284(1846). pii: 20162228. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2228.

2.

Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar-farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant.

Shik JZ, Gomez EB, Kooij PW, Santos JC, Wcislo WT, Boomsma JJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 6;113(36):10121-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606128113. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

3.

Reciprocal genomic evolution in the ant-fungus agricultural symbiosis.

Nygaard S, Hu H, Li C, Schiøtt M, Chen Z, Yang Z, Xie Q, Ma C, Deng Y, Dikow RB, Rabeling C, Nash DR, Wcislo WT, Brady SG, Schultz TR, Zhang G, Boomsma JJ.

Nat Commun. 2016 Jul 20;7:12233. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12233.

4.

Olfactory specialization for perfume collection in male orchid bees.

Mitko L, Weber MG, Ramirez SR, Hedenström E, Wcislo WT, Eltz T.

J Exp Biol. 2016 May 15;219(Pt 10):1467-75. doi: 10.1242/jeb.136754.

5.

Slowing them down will make them lose: a role for attine ant crop fungus in defending pupae against infections?

Armitage SA, Fernández-Marín H, Boomsma JJ, Wcislo WT.

J Anim Ecol. 2016 Sep;85(5):1210-21. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12543. Epub 2016 Jun 8.

PMID:
27136600
6.

Flight control and landing precision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta is robust to large changes in light intensity.

Baird E, Fernandez DC, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

Front Physiol. 2015 Oct 28;6:305. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00305. eCollection 2015.

7.

Developmental Transcriptome for a Facultatively Eusocial Bee, Megalopta genalis.

Jones BM, Wcislo WT, Robinson GE.

G3 (Bethesda). 2015 Aug 14;5(10):2127-35. doi: 10.1534/g3.115.021261.

8.

Cryptic extended brood care in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis.

Quiñones AE, Wcislo WT.

Insectes Soc. 2015;62(3):307-313. Epub 2015 Apr 26.

9.

Functional role of phenylacetic acid from metapleural gland secretions in controlling fungal pathogens in evolutionarily derived leaf-cutting ants.

Fernández-Marín H, Nash DR, Higginbotham S, Estrada C, van Zweden JS, d'Ettorre P, Wcislo WT, Boomsma JJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 May 22;282(1807):20150212. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0212.

10.

Kinship, parental manipulation and evolutionary origins of eusociality.

Kapheim KM, Nonacs P, Smith AR, Wayne RK, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Mar 22;282(1803):20142886. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2886.

11.

Specialization and group size: brain and behavioural correlates of colony size in ants lacking morphological castes.

Amador-Vargas S, Gronenberg W, Wcislo WT, Mueller U.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Feb 22;282(1801):20142502. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2502.

12.

Host species and developmental stage, but not host social structure, affects bacterial community structure in socially polymorphic bees.

McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Hout MC, Mueller UG.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2014 May;88(2):398-406. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12302. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

13.

Color-dependent learning in restrained Africanized honey bees.

Jernigan CM, Roubik DW, Wcislo WT, Riveros AJ.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Feb 1;217(Pt 3):337-43. doi: 10.1242/jeb.091355. Epub 2013 Sep 26.

14.

Dynamic disease management in Trachymyrmex fungus-growing ants (Attini: Formicidae).

Fernández-Marín H, Bruner G, Gomez EB, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ, Wcislo WT.

Am Nat. 2013 Apr;181(4):571-82. doi: 10.1086/669664. Epub 2013 Feb 27.

PMID:
23535621
15.

Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants.

Estrada C, Wcislo WT, Van Bael SA.

New Phytol. 2013 Apr;198(1):241-51. doi: 10.1111/nph.12140. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

16.

Big brains, little bodies.

Wcislo WT.

Science. 2012 Dec 14;338(6113):1419; author reply 1419. doi: 10.1126/science.338.6113.1419-b. No abstract available.

PMID:
23239715
17.

Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants.

Van Bael SA, Estrada C, Rehner SA, Santos JF, Wcislo WT.

BMC Ecol. 2012 Nov 9;12:23. doi: 10.1186/1472-6785-12-23.

18.

Juvenile hormone levels reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae).

Smith AR, Kapheim KM, Pérez-Ortega B, Brent CS, Wcislo WT.

Horm Behav. 2013 Jan;63(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.08.012. Epub 2012 Sep 8.

PMID:
22986338
19.

An evaluation of the possible adaptive function of fungal brood covering by Attine ants.

Armitage SA, Fernández-Marín H, Wcislo WT, Boomsma JJ.

Evolution. 2012 Jun;66(6):1966-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01568.x. Epub 2012 Feb 6.

PMID:
22671560
20.

Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria?

McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Taylor DR, Ishak HD, Dowd SE, Mueller UG.

Mol Ecol. 2012 Apr;21(7):1754-68. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05496.x. Epub 2012 Feb 16. Erratum in: Mol Ecol. 2012 May;21(10):2552-3.

PMID:
22340254
21.

Physiological variation as a mechanism for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee.

Kapheim KM, Smith AR, Ihle KE, Amdam GV, Nonacs P, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 7;279(1732):1437-46. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1652. Epub 2011 Nov 2.

22.

The allometry of CNS size and consequences of miniaturization in orb-weaving and cleptoparasitic spiders.

Quesada R, Triana E, Vargas G, Douglass JK, Seid MA, Niven JE, Eberhard WG, Wcislo WT.

Arthropod Struct Dev. 2011 Nov;40(6):521-9. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2011.07.002. Epub 2011 Oct 29.

PMID:
22036838
23.

Photic niche invasions: phylogenetic history of the dim-light foraging augochlorine bees (Halictidae).

Tierney SM, Sanjur O, Grajales GG, Santos LM, Bermingham E, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Feb 22;279(1729):794-803. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1355. Epub 2011 Jul 27.

24.

Support for maternal manipulation of developmental nutrition in a facultatively eusocial bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae).

Kapheim KM, Bernal SP, Smith AR, Nonacs P, Wcislo WT.

Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2011 Jun;65(6):1179-1190. Epub 2011 Jan 6.

25.

In defence of inclusive fitness theory.

Herre EA, Wcislo WT.

Nature. 2011 Mar 24;471(7339):E8-9; author reply E9-10. doi: 10.1038/nature09835.

PMID:
21430725
26.

Ocellar adaptations for dim light vision in a nocturnal bee.

Berry RP, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Apr 15;214(Pt 8):1283-93. doi: 10.1242/jeb.050427.

27.

The allometry of brain miniaturization in ants.

Seid MA, Castillo A, Wcislo WT.

Brain Behav Evol. 2011;77(1):5-13. doi: 10.1159/000322530. Epub 2011 Jan 20.

PMID:
21252471
28.

An inexpensive and portable microvolumeter for rapid evaluation of biological samples.

Douglass JK, Wcislo WT.

Biotechniques. 2010 Aug;49(2):566-72. doi: 10.2144/000113464.

29.

Socially induced brain development in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Halictidae).

Smith AR, Seid MA, Jiménez LC, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Jul 22;277(1691):2157-63. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0269. Epub 2010 Mar 24.

30.

Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers for a facultatively eusocial sweat bee (Megalopta genalis).

Kapheim KM, Pollinger JP, Wcislo WT, Wayne RK.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2009 Nov;9(6):1527-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02693.x. Epub 2009 Apr 15.

PMID:
21564949
31.

Cleaner mites: sanitary mutualism in the miniature ecosystem of neotropical bee nests.

Biani NB, Mueller UG, Wcislo WT.

Am Nat. 2009 Jun;173(6):841-7. doi: 10.1086/598497.

PMID:
19371167
32.

Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens.

Van Bael SA, Fernández-Marín H, Valencia MC, Rojas EI, Wcislo WT, Herre EA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 7;276(1666):2419-26. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0196. Epub 2009 Apr 1.

33.

Reduced biological control and enhanced chemical pest management in the evolution of fungus farming in ants.

Fernández-Marín H, Zimmerman JK, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jun 22;276(1665):2263-9. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0184. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

34.

Behavioural environments and niche construction: the evolution of dim-light foraging in bees.

Wcislo WT, Tierney SM.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2009 Feb;84(1):19-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00059.x. Epub 2008 Nov 22. Review.

PMID:
19046401
35.

Visual reliability and information rate in the retina of a nocturnal bee.

Frederiksen R, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

Curr Biol. 2008 Mar 11;18(5):349-53. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.057.

36.

Ocellar optics in nocturnal and diurnal bees and wasps.

Warrant EJ, Kelber A, Wallén R, Wcislo WT.

Arthropod Struct Dev. 2006 Dec;35(4):293-305.

PMID:
18089077
37.

Flight performance in night-flying sweat bees suffers at low light levels.

Theobald JC, Coates MM, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

J Exp Biol. 2007 Nov;210(Pt 22):4034-42.

38.

Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis.

Greiner B, Cronin TW, Ribi WA, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2007 Jun;193(6):591-600. Epub 2007 Feb 16.

PMID:
17530313
39.

Active use of the metapleural glands by ants in controlling fungal infection.

Fernández-Marín H, Zimmerman JK, Rehner SA, Wcislo WT.

Proc Biol Sci. 2006 Jul 7;273(1594):1689-95.

40.

Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: a theoretical study.

Theobald JC, Greiner B, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

Vision Res. 2006 Jul;46(14):2298-309. Epub 2006 Feb 20.

41.

Acanthopria and Mimopriella parasitoid wasps (Diapriidae) attack Cyphomyrmex fungus-growing ants (Formicidae, Attini).

Fernández-Marín H, Zimmerman JK, Wcislo WT.

Naturwissenschaften. 2006 Jan;93(1):17-21. Epub 2005 Nov 29.

PMID:
16315027
42.

Neural organisation in the first optic ganglion of the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis.

Greiner B, Ribi WA, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ.

Cell Tissue Res. 2004 Nov;318(2):429-37. Epub 2004 Sep 10.

PMID:
15365811
43.

Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee.

Warrant EJ, Kelber A, Gislén A, Greiner B, Ribi W, Wcislo WT.

Curr Biol. 2004 Aug 10;14(15):1309-18.

44.

Reply from w.T. Wcislo and B.N. Danforth.

Wcislo WT, Danforth BN.

Trends Ecol Evol. 1998 May;13(5):199. doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01353-6. No abstract available.

PMID:
21238262
45.

Secondarily solitary: the evolutionary loss of social behavior.

Wcislo WT, Danforth BN.

Trends Ecol Evol. 1997 Dec;12(12):468-74.

PMID:
21238162
46.

Social terminology: what are words worth?

Wcislo WT.

Trends Ecol Evol. 1997 Apr;12(4):161. No abstract available.

PMID:
21238020

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