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Seminal fluid compromises visual perception in honeybee queens reducing their survival during additional mating flights.

Liberti J, Görner J, Welch M, Dosselli R, Schiøtt M, Ogawa Y, Castleden I, Hemmi JM, Baer-Imhoof B, Boomsma JJ, Baer B.

Elife. 2019 Sep 10;8. pii: e45009. doi: 10.7554/eLife.45009.


Protein-Level Interactions as Mediators of Sexual Conflict in Ants.

Dosselli R, Grassl J, den Boer SPA, Kratz M, Moran JM, Boomsma JJ, Baer B.

Mol Cell Proteomics. 2019 Mar 15;18(Suppl 1):S34-S45. doi: 10.1074/mcp.RA118.000941. Epub 2018 Dec 31.


Reconstructing the functions of endosymbiotic Mollicutes in fungus-growing ants.

Sapountzis P, Zhukova M, Shik JZ, Schiott M, Boomsma JJ.

Elife. 2018 Nov 20;7. pii: e39209. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39209.


The evolution of abdominal microbiomes in fungus-growing ants.

Sapountzis P, Nash DR, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Feb;28(4):879-899. doi: 10.1111/mec.14931. Epub 2018 Dec 10.


Correction to: The introduction history of invasive garden ants in Europe: integrating genetic, chemical and behavioural approaches.

Ugelvig LV, Drijfhout FP, Kronauer DJC, Boomsma JJ, Pedersen JS, Cremer S.

BMC Biol. 2018 Oct 30;16(1):128. doi: 10.1186/s12915-018-0604-6.


Towards reconstructing the ancestral brain gene-network regulating caste differentiation in ants.

Qiu B, Larsen RS, Chang NC, Wang J, Boomsma JJ, Zhang G.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Nov;2(11):1782-1791. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0689-x. Epub 2018 Oct 22.


Limitations to the Association of Risk of Airway Disease With Removal of Adenoids and Tonsils in Children-Reply.

Byars SG, Stearns SC, Boomsma JJ.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Dec 1;144(12):1188-1189. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2437. No abstract available.


Chemical warfare between leafcutter ant symbionts and a co-evolved pathogen.

Heine D, Holmes NA, Worsley SF, Santos ACA, Innocent TM, Scherlach K, Patrick EH, Yu DW, Murrell JC, Vieria PC, Boomsma JJ, Hertweck C, Hutchings MI, Wilkinson B.

Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 7;9(1):2208. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04520-1.


Association of Long-Term Risk of Respiratory, Allergic, and Infectious Diseases With Removal of Adenoids and Tonsils in Childhood.

Byars SG, Stearns SC, Boomsma JJ.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jul 1;144(7):594-603. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0614.


Monogamous sperm storage and permanent worker sterility in a long-lived ambrosia beetle.

Smith SM, Kent DS, Boomsma JJ, Stow AJ.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jun;2(6):1009-1018. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0533-3. Epub 2018 Apr 23.


Rival seminal fluid induces enhanced sperm motility in a polyandrous ant.

Liberti J, Baer B, Boomsma JJ.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Mar 23;18(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1144-y.


Differential immune gene expression in sperm storage organs of leaf-cutting ants.

Chérasse S, Baer B, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Mar 23;221(Pt 6). pii: jeb173435. doi: 10.1242/jeb.173435.


Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development.

Zhukova M, Sapountzis P, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Oct 10;8:1942. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01942. eCollection 2017.


Superorganismality and caste differentiation as points of no return: how the major evolutionary transitions were lost in translation.

Boomsma JJ, Gawne R.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2018 Feb;93(1):28-54. doi: 10.1111/brv.12330. Epub 2017 May 15. Review.


Time from pre-eclampsia diagnosis to delivery affects future health prospects of children.

Hollegaard B, Lykke JA, Boomsma JJ.

Evol Med Public Health. 2017 Feb 8;2017(1):53-66. doi: 10.1093/emph/eox004. eCollection 2017.


Genome Analysis of Two Pseudonocardia Phylotypes Associated with Acromyrmex Leafcutter Ants Reveals Their Biosynthetic Potential.

Holmes NA, Innocent TM, Heine D, Bassam MA, Worsley SF, Trottmann F, Patrick EH, Yu DW, Murrell JC, Schiøtt M, Wilkinson B, Boomsma JJ, Hutchings MI.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Dec 26;7:2073. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02073. eCollection 2016.


Fifty years of illumination about the natural levels of adaptation.

Boomsma JJ.

Curr Biol. 2016 Dec 19;26(24):R1250-R1255. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.034.


Clonal yeast biofilms can reap competitive advantages through cell differentiation without being obligatorily multicellular.

Regenberg B, Hanghøj KE, Andersen KS, Boomsma JJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Nov 16;283(1842). pii: 20161303.


Queen reproductive tract secretions enhance sperm motility in ants.

Liberti J, Baer B, Boomsma JJ.

Biol Lett. 2016 Nov;12(11). pii: 20160722.


Opposite differential risks for autism and schizophrenia based on maternal age, paternal age, and parental age differences.

Byars SG, Boomsma JJ.

Evol Med Public Health. 2016 Sep 16;2016(1):286-98. doi: 10.1093/emph/eow023. Print 2016.


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.


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.


Ant mediated redistribution of a xyloglucanase enzyme in fungus gardens of Acromyrmex echinatior.

Kooij PW, Pullens JW, Boomsma JJ, Schiøtt M.

BMC Microbiol. 2016 May 6;16:81. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0697-4.


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.


Evolutionarily advanced ant farmers rear polyploid fungal crops.

Kooij PW, Aanen DK, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

J Evol Biol. 2015 Nov;28(11):1911-24. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12718. Epub 2015 Aug 31.


Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants Have Simple Gut Microbiota with Nitrogen-Fixing Potential.

Sapountzis P, Zhukova M, Hansen LH, Sørensen SJ, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Aug 15;81(16):5527-37. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00961-15. Epub 2015 Jun 5.


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.


Ant sperm storage organs do not have phenoloxidase constitutive immune activity.

Dávila F, Chérasse S, Boomsma JJ, Aron S.

J Insect Physiol. 2015 Jul;78:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 23.


Bacterial symbiont sharing in Megalomyrmex social parasites and their fungus-growing ant hosts.

Liberti J, Sapountzis P, Hansen LH, Sørensen SJ, Adams RM, Boomsma JJ.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Jun;24(12):3151-69. doi: 10.1111/mec.13216. Epub 2015 Jun 9.


Interaction specificity between leaf-cutting ants and vertically transmitted Pseudonocardia bacteria.

Andersen SB, Yek SH, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Feb 25;15:27. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0308-2.


A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity.

Korb J, Poulsen M, Hu H, Li C, Boomsma JJ, Zhang G, Liebig J.

Front Genet. 2015 Mar 4;6:9. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00009. eCollection 2015.


The ejaculatory biology of leafcutter ants.

den Boer SP, Stürup M, Boomsma JJ, Baer B.

J Insect Physiol. 2015 Mar;74:56-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.02.006. Epub 2015 Feb 20.


Sperm mixing in the polyandrous leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior.

Stürup M, Nash DR, Hughes WO, Boomsma JJ.

Ecol Evol. 2014 Sep;4(18):3571-82. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1176. Epub 2014 Sep 2.


Variable interaction specificity and symbiont performance in Panamanian Trachymyrmex and Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ants.

De Fine Licht HH, Boomsma JJ.

BMC Evol Biol. 2014 Dec 4;14:244. doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0244-6.


Symbiotic adaptations in the fungal cultivar of leaf-cutting ants.

De Fine Licht HH, Boomsma JJ, Tunlid A.

Nat Commun. 2014 Dec 1;5:5675. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6675.


Caste-specific RNA editomes in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior.

Li Q, Wang Z, Lian J, Schiøtt M, Jin L, Zhang P, Zhang Y, Nygaard S, Peng Z, Zhou Y, Deng Y, Zhang W, Boomsma JJ, Zhang G.

Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 30;5:4943. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5943.


Complementary symbiont contributions to plant decomposition in a fungus-farming termite.

Poulsen M, Hu H, Li C, Chen Z, Xu L, Otani S, Nygaard S, Nobre T, Klaubauf S, Schindler PM, Hauser F, Pan H, Yang Z, Sonnenberg AS, de Beer ZW, Zhang Y, Wingfield MJ, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, de Vries RP, Korb J, Aanen DK, Wang J, Boomsma JJ, Zhang G.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 7;111(40):14500-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319718111. Epub 2014 Sep 22.


Evolution: sympatric speciation the eusocial way.

Boomsma JJ, Nash DR.

Curr Biol. 2014 Sep 8;24(17):R798-800. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.07.072.


Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus-growing termites.

Otani S, Mikaelyan A, Nobre T, Hansen LH, Koné NA, Sørensen SJ, Aanen DK, Boomsma JJ, Brune A, Poulsen M.

Mol Ecol. 2014 Sep;23(18):4631-44. doi: 10.1111/mec.12874. Epub 2014 Aug 27.


Differences in forage-acquisition and fungal enzyme activity contribute to niche segregation in Panamanian leaf-cutting ants.

Kooij PW, Liberti J, Giampoudakis K, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 9;9(4):e94284. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094284. eCollection 2014.


Leucoagaricus gongylophorus uses leaf-cutting ants to vector proteolytic enzymes towards new plant substrate.

Kooij PW, Rogowska-Wrzesinska A, Hoffmann D, Roepstorff P, Boomsma JJ, Schiøtt M.

ISME J. 2014 May;8(5):1032-40. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.231. Epub 2014 Jan 9.


The fungal symbiont of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants expresses the full spectrum of genes to degrade cellulose and other plant cell wall polysaccharides.

Grell MN, Linde T, Nygaard S, Nielsen KL, Boomsma JJ, Lange L.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Dec 28;14:928. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-928.


Evolutionary interaction networks of insect pathogenic fungi.

Boomsma JJ, Jensen AB, Meyling NV, Eilenberg J.

Annu Rev Entomol. 2014;59:467-85. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011613-162054. Epub 2013 Oct 23. Review.


Nice to kin and nasty to non-kin: revisiting Hamilton's early insights on eusociality.

Boomsma JJ, d'Ettorre P.

Biol Lett. 2013 Oct 16;9(6):20130444. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0444. Print 2013.


Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.

Adams RM, Liberti J, Illum AA, Jones TH, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 24;110(39):15752-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311654110. Epub 2013 Sep 9.


Specificity and stability of the Acromyrmex-Pseudonocardia symbiosis.

Andersen SB, Hansen LH, Sapountzis P, Sørensen SJ, Boomsma JJ.

Mol Ecol. 2013 Aug;22(16):4307-4321. doi: 10.1111/mec.12380. Epub 2013 Jul 30.


Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality.

Simola DF, Wissler L, Donahue G, Waterhouse RM, Helmkampf M, Roux J, Nygaard S, Glastad KM, Hagen DE, Viljakainen L, Reese JT, Hunt BG, Graur D, Elhaik E, Kriventseva EV, Wen J, Parker BJ, Cash E, Privman E, Childers CP, Muñoz-Torres MC, Boomsma JJ, Bornberg-Bauer E, Currie CR, Elsik CG, Suen G, Goodisman MA, Keller L, Liebig J, Rawls A, Reinberg D, Smith CD, Smith CR, Tsutsui N, Wurm Y, Zdobnov EM, Berger SL, Gadau J.

Genome Res. 2013 Aug;23(8):1235-47. doi: 10.1101/gr.155408.113. Epub 2013 May 1.


OP0010. Optimizing time from diagnosis to delivery in preeclampsia based on the future health prospects of offspring.

Lykke JA, Boomsma JJ, Hollegaard B.

Pregnancy Hypertens. 2013 Apr;3(2):65. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.025. Epub 2013 Jun 6.


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