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Many options, few solutions: over 60 million years snakes converged on a few optimal venom formulations.

Barua A, Mikheyev AS.

Mol Biol Evol. 2019 May 20. pii: msz125. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz125. [Epub ahead of print]


Convergent eusocial evolution is based on a shared reproductive groundplan plus lineage-specific plastic genes.

Warner MR, Qiu L, Holmes MJ, Mikheyev AS, Linksvayer TA.

Nat Commun. 2019 Jun 14;10(1):2651. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10546-w.


Landscape genomics of an obligate mutualism: Concordant and discordant population structures between the leafcutter ant Atta texana and its two main fungal symbiont types.

Smith CC, Weber JN, Mikheyev AS, Roces F, Bollazzi M, Kellner K, Seal JN, Mueller UG.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Jun;28(11):2831-2845. doi: 10.1111/mec.15111. Epub 2019 May 29.


Interactive web-based visualization and sharing of phylogenetic trees using phylogeny.IO.

Jovanovic N, Mikheyev AS.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jul 2;47(W1):W266-W269. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz356.


Transcriptomic basis and evolution of the ant nurse-larval social interactome.

Warner MR, Mikheyev AS, Linksvayer TA.

PLoS Genet. 2019 May 20;15(5):e1008156. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008156. eCollection 2019 May.


Ancestral diet transgenerationally influences offspring in a parent-of-origin and sex-specific manner.

Emborski C, Mikheyev AS.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2019 Mar 18;374(1768):20180181. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0181.


Comparative transcriptomics of social insect queen pheromones.

Holman L, Helanterä H, Trontti K, Mikheyev AS.

Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 8;10(1):1593. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09567-2.


A hybrid de novo genome assembly of the honeybee, Apis mellifera, with chromosome-length scaffolds.

Wallberg A, Bunikis I, Pettersson OV, Mosbech MB, Childers AK, Evans JD, Mikheyev AS, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Webster MT.

BMC Genomics. 2019 Apr 8;20(1):275. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5642-0.


Changes in gene DNA methylation and expression networks accompany caste specialization and age-related physiological changes in a social insect.

Morandin C, Brendel VP, Sundström L, Helanterä H, Mikheyev AS.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Apr;28(8):1975-1993. doi: 10.1111/mec.15062. Epub 2019 Apr 29.


Nuclear populations of the multinucleate fungus of leafcutter ants can be dekaryotized and recombined to manipulate growth of nutritive hyphal nodules harvested by the ants.

Carlson AL, Ishak HD, Kurian J, Mikheyev AS, Gifford I, Mueller UG.

Mycologia. 2017;109(5):832-846. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1400304. Epub 2018 Jan 4.


Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants.

Mueller UG, Ishak HD, Bruschi SM, Smith CC, Herman JJ, Solomon SE, Mikheyev AS, Rabeling C, Scott JJ, Cooper M, Rodrigues A, Ortiz A, Brandão CRF, Lattke JE, Pagnocca FC, Rehner SA, Schultz TR, Vasconcelos HL, Adams RMM, Bollazzi M, Clark RM, Himler AG, LaPolla JS, Leal IR, Johnson RA, Roces F, Sosa-Calvo J, Wirth R, Bacci M Jr.

Mol Ecol. 2017 Dec;26(24):6921-6937. doi: 10.1111/mec.14431. Epub 2017 Dec 2.


Population Genomic Analysis of a Pitviper Reveals Microevolutionary Forces Underlying Venom Chemistry.

Aird SD, Arora J, Barua A, Qiu L, Terada K, Mikheyev AS.

Genome Biol Evol. 2017 Oct 1;9(10):2640-2649. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx199.


Museum Genomics Confirms that the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Survived Extinction.

Mikheyev AS, Zwick A, Magrath MJL, Grau ML, Qiu L, Su YN, Yeates D.

Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 23;27(20):3157-3161.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.058. Epub 2017 Oct 5.


The Neuropeptide Corazonin Controls Social Behavior and Caste Identity in Ants.

Gospocic J, Shields EJ, Glastad KM, Lin Y, Penick CA, Yan H, Mikheyev AS, Linksvayer TA, Garcia BA, Berger SL, Liebig J, Reinberg D, Bonasio R.

Cell. 2017 Aug 10;170(4):748-759.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.07.014.


Coralsnake Venomics: Analyses of Venom Gland Transcriptomes and Proteomes of Six Brazilian Taxa.

Aird SD, da Silva NJ, Qiu L, Villar-Briones A, Saddi VA, Pires de Campos Telles M, Grau ML, Mikheyev AS.

Toxins (Basel). 2017 Jun 8;9(6). pii: E187. doi: 10.3390/toxins9060187.


Genomic Signature of Kin Selection in an Ant with Obligately Sterile Workers.

Warner MR, Mikheyev AS, Linksvayer TA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2017 Jul 1;34(7):1780-1787. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx123.


Evolutionary constraints shape caste-specific gene expression across 15 ant species.

Morandin C, Mikheyev AS, Pedersen JS, Helanterä H.

Evolution. 2017 May;71(5):1273-1284. doi: 10.1111/evo.13220. Epub 2017 Apr 4.


Social dominance alters nutrition-related gene expression immediately: transcriptomic evidence from a monomorphic queenless ant.

Okada Y, Watanabe Y, Tin MMY, Tsuji K, Mikheyev AS.

Mol Ecol. 2017 Jun;26(11):2922-2938. doi: 10.1111/mec.13989. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


Museums are biobanks: unlocking the genetic potential of the three billion specimens in the world's biological collections.

Yeates DK, Zwick A, Mikheyev AS.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2016 Dec;18:83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Oct 19. Review.


Polyamines as Snake Toxins and Their Probable Pharmacological Functions in Envenomation.

Aird SD, Villar Briones A, Roy MC, Mikheyev AS.

Toxins (Basel). 2016 Sep 26;8(10). pii: E279.


Erratum to: Comparative transcriptomics reveals the conserved building blocks involved in parallel evolution of diverse phenotypic traits in ants.

Morandin C, Tin MM, Abril S, Gómez C, Pontieri L, Schiøtt M, Sundstrom L, Tsuji K, Pedersen JS, Helantera H, Mikheyev AS.

Genome Biol. 2016 Aug 25;17(1):179. No abstract available.


Toward high-resolution population genomics using archaeological samples.

Morozova I, Flegontov P, Mikheyev AS, Bruskin S, Asgharian H, Ponomarenko P, Klyuchnikov V, ArunKumar G, Prokhortchouk E, Gankin Y, Rogaev E, Nikolsky Y, Baranova A, Elhaik E, Tatarinova TV.

DNA Res. 2016 Aug;23(4):295-310. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsw029. Epub 2016 Jul 19. Review.


Gene expression and variation in social aggression by queens of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus.

Helmkampf M, Mikheyev AS, Kang Y, Fewell J, Gadau J.

Mol Ecol. 2016 Aug;25(15):3716-30. doi: 10.1111/mec.13700. Epub 2016 Jun 30.


Comparative transcriptomics reveals the conserved building blocks involved in parallel evolution of diverse phenotypic traits in ants.

Morandin C, Tin MM, Abril S, Gómez C, Pontieri L, Schiøtt M, Sundström L, Tsuji K, Pedersen JS, Helanterä H, Mikheyev AS.

Genome Biol. 2016 Mar 7;17:43. doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-0902-7. Erratum in: Genome Biol. 2016;17(1):179.


Developmental Progression in the Coral Acropora digitifera Is Controlled by Differential Expression of Distinct Regulatory Gene Networks.

Reyes-Bermudez A, Villar-Briones A, Ramirez-Portilla C, Hidaka M, Mikheyev AS.

Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Mar 23;8(3):851-70. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw042.


QTL Mapping of Sex Determination Loci Supports an Ancient Pathway in Ants and Honey Bees.

Miyakawa MO, Mikheyev AS.

PLoS Genet. 2015 Nov 6;11(11):e1005656. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005656. eCollection 2015 Nov.


Two new phragmotic ant species from Africa: morphology and next-generation sequencing solve a caste association problem in the genus Carebara Westwood.

Fischer G, Azorsa F, Garcia FH, Mikheyev AS, Economo EP.

Zookeys. 2015 Oct 5;(525):77-105. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.525.6057. eCollection 2015.


Snake venoms are integrated systems, but abundant venom proteins evolve more rapidly.

Aird SD, Aggarwal S, Villar-Briones A, Tin MM, Terada K, Mikheyev AS.

BMC Genomics. 2015 Aug 28;16:647. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1832-6.


Museum samples reveal rapid evolution by wild honey bees exposed to a novel parasite.

Mikheyev AS, Tin MMY, Arora J, Seeley TD.

Nat Commun. 2015 Aug 6;6:7991. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8991.


Males are here to stay: fertilization enhances viable egg production by clonal queens of the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata).

Miyakawa MO, Mikheyev AS.

Naturwissenschaften. 2015 Apr;102(3-4):15. doi: 10.1007/s00114-015-1265-8. Epub 2015 Mar 24.


Genes associated with ant social behavior show distinct transcriptional and evolutionary patterns.

Mikheyev AS, Linksvayer TA.

Elife. 2015 Jan 26;4:e04775. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04775.


A first look at the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer.

Mikheyev AS, Tin MM.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2014 Nov;14(6):1097-102. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12324. Epub 2014 Sep 24.


Degenerate adaptor sequences for detecting PCR duplicates in reduced representation sequencing data improve genotype calling accuracy.

Tin MM, Rheindt FE, Cros E, Mikheyev AS.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2015 Mar;15(2):329-36. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12314. Epub 2014 Sep 5.


Sequencing degraded DNA from non-destructively sampled museum specimens for RAD-tagging and low-coverage shotgun phylogenetics.

Tin MM, Economo EP, Mikheyev AS.

PLoS One. 2014 May 14;9(5):e96793. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096793. eCollection 2014.


Quantitative high-throughput profiling of snake venom gland transcriptomes and proteomes (Ovophis okinavensis and Protobothrops flavoviridis).

Aird SD, Watanabe Y, Villar-Briones A, Roy MC, Terada K, Mikheyev AS.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Nov 14;14:790. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-790.


Host-associated genomic differentiation in congeneric butterflies: now you see it, now you do not.

Mikheyev AS, McBride CS, Mueller UG, Parmesan C, Smee MR, Stefanescu C, Wee B, Singer MC.

Mol Ecol. 2013 Sep;22(18):4753-66. doi: 10.1111/mec.12423. Epub 2013 Aug 9.


Microsatellites for the marsh fritillary butterfly: de novo transcriptome sequencing, and a comparison with amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers.

Smee MR, Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, Wee B, Singer MC, ffrench-Constant RH, Hodgson DJ, Mikheyev AS.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54721. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054721. Epub 2013 Jan 21.


Frontier mutualism: coevolutionary patterns at the northern range limit of the leaf-cutter ant-fungus symbiosis.

Mueller UG, Mikheyev AS, Solomon SE, Cooper M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Oct 22;278(1721):3050-9. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0125. Epub 2011 Mar 9.


Evolution of cold-tolerant fungal symbionts permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at the northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis.

Mueller UG, Mikheyev AS, Hong E, Sen R, Warren DL, Solomon SE, Ishak HD, Cooper M, Miller JL, Shaffer KA, Juenger TE.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 8;108(10):4053-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015806108. Epub 2011 Feb 22.


Worldwide invasion by the little fire ant: routes of introduction and eco-evolutionary pathways.

Foucaud J, Orivel J, Loiseau A, Delabie JH, Jourdan H, Konghouleux D, Vonshak M, Tindo M, Mercier JL, Fresneau D, Mikissa JB, McGlynn T, Mikheyev AS, Oettler J, Estoup A.

Evol Appl. 2010 Jul;3(4):363-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00119.x. Epub 2010 Feb 2.


Rapid microsatellite isolation from a butterfly by de novo transcriptome sequencing: performance and a comparison with AFLP-derived distances.

Mikheyev AS, Vo T, Wee B, Singer MC, Parmesan C.

PLoS One. 2010 Jun 18;5(6):e11212. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011212.


Comparative dating of attine ant and lepiotaceous cultivar phylogenies reveals coevolutionary synchrony and discord.

Mikheyev AS, Mueller UG, Abbot P.

Am Nat. 2010 Jun;175(6):E126-33. doi: 10.1086/652472.


Single-queen introductions characterize regional and local invasions by the facultatively clonal little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata.

Mikheyev AS, Bresson S, Conant P.

Mol Ecol. 2009 Jul;18(14):2937-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04213.x. Epub 2009 May 15.


Free-living fungal symbionts (Lepiotaceae) of fungus-growing ants (Attini: Formicidae).

Vo TL, Mueller UG, Mikheyev AS.

Mycologia. 2009 Mar-Apr;101(2):206-10.


Phylogeography of post-Pleistocene population expansion in a fungus-gardening ant and its microbial mutualists.

Mikheyev AS, Vo T, Mueller UG.

Mol Ecol. 2008 Oct;17(20):4480-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03940.x.


Nuclear mitochondrial-like sequences in ants: evidence from Atta cephalotes (Formicidae: Attini).

Martins J Jr, Solomon SE, Mikheyev AS, Mueller UG, Ortiz A, Bacci M Jr.

Insect Mol Biol. 2007 Dec;16(6):777-84.


Population genetic signatures of diffuse co-evolution between leaf-cutting ants and their cultivar fungi.

Mikheyev AS, Mueller UG, Boomsma JJ.

Mol Ecol. 2007 Jan;16(1):209-16.


Cryptic sex and many-to-one coevolution in the fungus-growing ant symbiosis.

Mikheyev AS, Mueller UG, Abbot P.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jul 11;103(28):10702-6. Epub 2006 Jun 30.


Invasive species: customs intercepts reveal what makes a good ant stowaway.

Mikheyev AS, Mueller UG.

Curr Biol. 2006 Feb 21;16(4):R129-31.

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