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1.

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.

PMID:
31141257
2.

Phylogenetic patterns of ant-fungus associations indicate that farming strategies, not only a superior fungal cultivar, explain the ecological success of leafcutter ants.

Mueller UG, Kardish MR, Ishak HD, Wright AM, Solomon SE, Bruschi SM, Carlson AL, Bacci M Jr.

Mol Ecol. 2018 May;27(10):2414-2434. doi: 10.1111/mec.14588. Epub 2018 May 9.

PMID:
29740906
3.

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.

PMID:
29300677
4.

Symbiont-Mediated Host-Parasite Dynamics in a Fungus-Gardening Ant.

Kellner K, Kardish MR, Seal JN, Linksvayer TA, Mueller UG.

Microb Ecol. 2018 Aug;76(2):530-543. doi: 10.1007/s00248-017-1124-6. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

PMID:
29285550
5.

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.

PMID:
29134724
6.

Spatial Structure of the Mormon Cricket Gut Microbiome and its Predicted Contribution to Nutrition and Immune Function.

Smith CC, Srygley RB, Healy F, Swaminath K, Mueller UG.

Front Microbiol. 2017 May 12;8:801. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00801. eCollection 2017.

7.

Effects of substrate, ant and fungal species on plant fiber degradation in a fungus-gardening ant symbiosis.

DeMilto AM, Rouquette M Jr, Mueller UG, Kellner K, Seal JN.

J Insect Physiol. 2017 Apr;98:301-308. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.02.001. Epub 2017 Feb 11.

PMID:
28193479
8.

Partitioning the effects of mating and nuptial feeding on the microbiome in gift-giving insects.

Smith CC, Srygley RB, Dietrich EI, Mueller UG.

Environ Microbiol Rep. 2017 Apr;9(2):104-112. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12506. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

PMID:
27894162
9.

Flowers and Wild Megachilid Bees Share Microbes.

McFrederick QS, Thomas JM, Neff JL, Vuong HQ, Russell KA, Hale AR, Mueller UG.

Microb Ecol. 2017 Jan;73(1):188-200. doi: 10.1007/s00248-016-0838-1. Epub 2016 Sep 3.

PMID:
27592345
10.

Bacterial microbiomes from vertically transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana.

Meirelles LA, McFrederick QS, Rodrigues A, Mantovani JD, de Melo Rodovalho C, Ferreira H, Bacci M Jr, Mueller UG.

Environ Microbiol Rep. 2016 Oct;8(5):630-640. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12415. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

PMID:
27273758
11.

Shared Escovopsis parasites between leaf-cutting and non-leaf-cutting ants in the higher attine fungus-growing ant symbiosis.

Meirelles LA, Solomon SE, Bacci M Jr, Wright AM, Mueller UG, Rodrigues A.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Sep 30;2(9):150257. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150257. eCollection 2015 Sep.

12.

Engineering Microbiomes to Improve Plant and Animal Health.

Mueller UG, Sachs JL.

Trends Microbiol. 2015 Oct;23(10):606-617. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.07.009. Epub 2015 Sep 25. Review.

13.

Sexual transmission of beneficial microbes.

Smith CC, Mueller UG.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2015 Aug;30(8):438-40. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 Jun 27.

PMID:
26126934
14.

Bacterial community composition and diversity in an ancestral ant fungus symbiosis.

Kellner K, Ishak HD, Linksvayer TA, Mueller UG.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015 Jul;91(7). pii: fiv073. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv073. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

PMID:
26113689
15.

The most relictual fungus-farming ant species cultivates the most recently evolved and highly domesticated fungal symbiont species.

Schultz TR, Sosa-Calvo J, Brady SG, Lopes CT, Mueller UG, Bacci M Jr, Vasconcelos HL.

Am Nat. 2015 May;185(5):693-703. doi: 10.1086/680501. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

PMID:
25905511
16.

Alkaloid venom weaponry of three Megalomyrmex thief ants and the behavioral response of Cyphomyrmex costatus host ants.

Adams RM, Jones TH, Longino JT, Weatherford RG, Mueller UG.

J Chem Ecol. 2015 Apr;41(4):373-85. doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0565-y. Epub 2015 Apr 2.

PMID:
25833216
17.

Metabolism and the rise of fungus cultivation by ants.

Shik JZ, Santos JC, Seal JN, Kay A, Mueller UG, Kaspari M.

Am Nat. 2014 Sep;184(3):364-73. doi: 10.1086/677296. Epub 2014 Jul 28.

PMID:
25141145
18.

Ant-fungus species combinations engineer physiological activity of fungus gardens.

Seal JN, Schiøtt M, Mueller UG.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Jul 15;217(Pt 14):2540-7. doi: 10.1242/jeb.098483. Epub 2014 May 6.

19.

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.

20.

Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut.

McFrederick QS, Mueller UG, James RR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Jan 29;281(1779):20132653. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2653. Print 2014 Mar 22.

21.

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.

PMID:
23927539
22.

Co-evolutionary patterns and diversification of ant-fungus associations in the asexual fungus-farming ant Mycocepurus smithii in Panama.

Kellner K, Fernández-Marín H, Ishak HD, Sen R, Linksvayer TA, Mueller UG.

J Evol Biol. 2013 Jun;26(6):1353-62. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12140. Epub 2013 May 3.

23.

Specificity between lactobacilli and hymenopteran hosts is the exception rather than the rule.

McFrederick QS, Cannone JJ, Gutell RR, Kellner K, Plowes RM, Mueller UG.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Mar;79(6):1803-12. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03681-12. Epub 2013 Jan 4.

24.

Symbiont fidelity and the origin of species in fungus-growing ants.

Mehdiabadi NJ, Mueller UG, Brady SG, Himler AG, Schultz TR.

Nat Commun. 2012 May 15;3:840. doi: 10.1038/ncomms1844.

PMID:
22588302
25.

Symbiont recruitment versus ant-symbiont co-evolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis.

Mueller UG.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;15(3):269-77. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2012.03.001. Epub 2012 Mar 23. Review.

PMID:
22445196
26.

Microbiomes of ant castes implicate new microbial roles in the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis.

Ishak HD, Miller JL, Sen R, Dowd SE, Meyer E, Mueller UG.

Sci Rep. 2011;1:204. doi: 10.1038/srep00204. Epub 2011 Dec 22.

27.

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
28.

Cryptic sexual populations account for genetic diversity and ecological success in a widely distributed, asexual fungus-growing ant.

Rabeling C, Gonzales O, Schultz TR, Bacci M Jr, Garcia MV, Verhaagh M, Ishak HD, Mueller UG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 26;108(30):12366-71. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1105467108. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

29.

Ecology of microfungal communities in gardens of fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a year-long survey of three species of attine ants in Central Texas.

Rodrigues A, Mueller UG, Ishak HD, Bacci M Jr, Pagnocca FC.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2011 Nov;78(2):244-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01152.x. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

30.

Nesting biology and fungiculture of the fungus-growing ant, Mycetagroicus cerradensis: new light on the origin of higher attine agriculture.

Solomon SE, Lopes CT, Mueller UG, Rodrigues A, Sosa-Calvo J, Schultz TR, Vasconcelos HL.

J Insect Sci. 2011;11:12. doi: 10.1673/031.011.0112.

31.

The metapleural gland of ants.

Yek SH, Mueller UG.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2011 Nov;86(4):774-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00170.x. Epub 2010 Dec 24. Review.

PMID:
21504532
32.

Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality.

Abbot P, Abe J, Alcock J, Alizon S, Alpedrinha JA, Andersson M, Andre JB, van Baalen M, Balloux F, Balshine S, Barton N, Beukeboom LW, Biernaskie JM, Bilde T, Borgia G, Breed M, Brown S, Bshary R, Buckling A, Burley NT, Burton-Chellew MN, Cant MA, Chapuisat M, Charnov EL, Clutton-Brock T, Cockburn A, Cole BJ, Colegrave N, Cosmides L, Couzin ID, Coyne JA, Creel S, Crespi B, Curry RL, Dall SR, Day T, Dickinson JL, Dugatkin LA, El Mouden C, Emlen ST, Evans J, Ferriere R, Field J, Foitzik S, Foster K, Foster WA, Fox CW, Gadau J, Gandon S, Gardner A, Gardner MG, Getty T, Goodisman MA, Grafen A, Grosberg R, Grozinger CM, Gouyon PH, Gwynne D, Harvey PH, Hatchwell BJ, Heinze J, Helantera H, Helms KR, Hill K, Jiricny N, Johnstone RA, Kacelnik A, Kiers ET, Kokko H, Komdeur J, Korb J, Kronauer D, Kümmerli R, Lehmann L, Linksvayer TA, Lion S, Lyon B, Marshall JA, McElreath R, Michalakis Y, Michod RE, Mock D, Monnin T, Montgomerie R, Moore AJ, Mueller UG, Noë R, Okasha S, Pamilo P, Parker GA, Pedersen JS, Pen I, Pfennig D, Queller DC, Rankin DJ, Reece SE, Reeve HK, Reuter M, Roberts G, Robson SK, Roze D, Rousset F, Rueppell O, Sachs JL, Santorelli L, Schmid-Hempel P, Schwarz MP, Scott-Phillips T, Shellmann-Sherman J, Sherman PW, Shuker DM, Smith J, Spagna JC, Strassmann B, Suarez AV, Sundström L, Taborsky M, Taylor P, Thompson G, Tooby J, Tsutsui ND, Tsuji K, Turillazzi S, Ubeda F, Vargo EL, Voelkl B, Wenseleers T, West SA, West-Eberhard MJ, Westneat DF, Wiernasz DC, Wild G, Wrangham R, Young AJ, Zeh DW, Zeh JA, Zink A.

Nature. 2011 Mar 24;471(7339):E1-4; author reply E9-10. doi: 10.1038/nature09831.

33.

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.

34.

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.

35.

Bacterial diversity in Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis geminata ant colonies characterized by 16S amplicon 454 pyrosequencing.

Ishak HD, Plowes R, Sen R, Kellner K, Meyer E, Estrada DA, Dowd SE, Mueller UG.

Microb Ecol. 2011 May;61(4):821-31. doi: 10.1007/s00248-010-9793-4. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

PMID:
21243351
36.

Sleep deprivation impairs precision of waggle dance signaling in honey bees.

Klein BA, Klein A, Wray MK, Mueller UG, Seeley TD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 28;107(52):22705-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1009439108. Epub 2010 Dec 14.

37.

Monoculture of leafcutter ant gardens.

Mueller UG, Scott JJ, Ishak HD, Cooper M, Rodrigues A.

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 10;5(9). pii: e12668. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012668.

38.

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.

PMID:
20415533
39.

Placement of attine ant-associated Pseudonocardia in a global Pseudonocardia phylogeny (Pseudonocardiaceae, Actinomycetales): a test of two symbiont-association models.

Mueller UG, Ishak H, Lee JC, Sen R, Gutell RR.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2010 Aug;98(2):195-212. doi: 10.1007/s10482-010-9427-3. Epub 2010 Mar 24. Review.

40.

Evolutionary transitions in enzyme activity of ant fungus gardens.

De Fine Licht HH, Schiøtt M, Mueller UG, Boomsma JJ.

Evolution. 2010 Jul;64(7):2055-69. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.00948.x. Epub 2010 Jan 11.

PMID:
20067517
41.

Generalized antifungal activity and 454-screening of Pseudonocardia and Amycolatopsis bacteria in nests of fungus-growing ants.

Sen R, Ishak HD, Estrada D, Dowd SE, Hong E, Mueller UG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 20;106(42):17805-10. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0904827106. Epub 2009 Sep 22.

42.

Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the symbiotic fungi cultivated by leaf cutter ants (Attini, Formicidae).

Scott JJ, Weskin MK, Cooper M, Mueller UG.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2009 Sep;9(5):1391-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02684.x. Epub 2009 Apr 1.

PMID:
21564916
43.

Thelytokous parthenogenesis in the fungus-gardening ant Mycocepurus smithii (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

Rabeling C, Lino-Neto J, Cappellari SC, Dos-Santos IA, Mueller UG, Bacci M Jr.

PLoS One. 2009 Aug 26;4(8):e6781. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006781.

44.

Antagonistic interactions between garden yeasts and microfungal garden pathogens of leaf-cutting ants.

Rodrigues A, Cable RN, Mueller UG, Bacci M Jr, Pagnocca FC.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2009 Oct;96(3):331-42. doi: 10.1007/s10482-009-9350-7. Epub 2009 May 18.

PMID:
19449210
45.

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.

PMID:
19397193
46.

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
47.

No sex in fungus-farming ants or their crops.

Himler AG, Caldera EJ, Baer BC, Fernández-Marín H, Mueller UG.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 22;276(1667):2611-6. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0313. Epub 2009 Apr 15.

48.

Phylogeny of leafcutter ants in the genus Atta Fabricius (Formicidae: Attini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.

Bacci M Jr, Solomon SE, Mueller UG, Martins VG, Carvalho AO, Vieira LG, Silva-Pinhati AC.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009 Jun;51(3):427-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.11.005. Epub 2008 Nov 13.

PMID:
19041407
49.

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.

PMID:
18986494
50.

Coevolution between attine ants and actinomycete bacteria: a reevaluation.

Mueller UG, Dash D, Rabeling C, Rodrigues A.

Evolution. 2008 Nov;62(11):2894-912. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00501.x. Epub 2008 Aug 26.

PMID:
18752608

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