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A diapause pathway underlies the gyne phenotype in Polistes wasps, revealing an evolutionary route to caste-containing insect societies.

Hunt JH, Kensinger BJ, Kossuth JA, Henshaw MT, Norberg K, Wolschin F, Amdam GV.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Aug 28;104(35):14020-5. Epub 2007 Aug 17.


Differential gene expression and protein abundance evince ontogenetic bias toward castes in a primitively eusocial wasp.

Hunt JH, Wolschin F, Henshaw MT, Newman TC, Toth AL, Amdam GV.

PLoS One. 2010 May 17;5(5):e10674. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010674.


Development of an RNA interference tool, characterization of its target, and an ecological test of caste differentiation in the eusocial wasp polistes.

Hunt JH, Mutti NS, Havukainen H, Henshaw MT, Amdam GV.

PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026641. Epub 2011 Nov 1.


Quantitative differences in nourishment affect caste-related physiology and development in the paper wasp Polistes metricus.

Judd TM, Teal PE, Hernandez EJ, Choudhury T, Hunt JH.

PLoS One. 2015 Feb 23;10(2):e0116199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116199. eCollection 2015.


Shared genes related to aggression, rather than chemical communication, are associated with reproductive dominance in paper wasps (Polistes metricus).

Toth AL, Tooker JF, Radhakrishnan S, Minard R, Henshaw MT, Grozinger CM.

BMC Genomics. 2014 Jan 28;15:75. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-75.


Nourishment level affects caste-related gene expression in Polistes wasps.

Berens AJ, Hunt JH, Toth AL.

BMC Genomics. 2015 Mar 25;16:235. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1410-y.


A mechanical signal biases caste development in a social wasp.

Suryanarayanan S, Hermanson JC, Jeanne RL.

Curr Biol. 2011 Feb 8;21(3):231-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.01.003. Epub 2011 Jan 20.


A survey of DNA methylation across social insect species, life stages, and castes reveals abundant and caste-associated methylation in a primitively social wasp.

Weiner SA, Galbraith DA, Adams DC, Valenzuela N, Noll FB, Grozinger CM, Toth AL.

Naturwissenschaften. 2013 Aug;100(8):795-9. doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1064-z. Epub 2013 Jun 21.


Phylogenomics resolves evolutionary relationships among ants, bees, and wasps.

Johnson BR, Borowiec ML, Chiu JC, Lee EK, Atallah J, Ward PS.

Curr Biol. 2013 Oct 21;23(20):2058-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.08.050. Epub 2013 Oct 3. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2013 Dec 16;23(24):2565.


Reproductive status, endocrine physiology and chemical signaling in the Neotropical, swarm-founding eusocial wasp Polybia micans.

Kelstrup HC, Hartfelder K, Nascimento FS, Riddiford LM.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Jul 1;217(Pt 13):2399-410. doi: 10.1242/jeb.096750. Epub 2014 Apr 17.


Transcriptome analyses of primitively eusocial wasps reveal novel insights into the evolution of sociality and the origin of alternative phenotypes.

Ferreira PG, Patalano S, Chauhan R, Ffrench-Constant R, Gabaldón T, Guigó R, Sumner S.

Genome Biol. 2013 Feb 26;14(2):R20. doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-2-r20.


A nutritional profile of the social wasp Polistes metricus: differences in nutrient levels between castes and changes within castes during the annual life cycle.

Judd TM, Magnus RM, Fasnacht MP.

J Insect Physiol. 2010 Jan;56(1):42-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2009.09.002.


Comparative transcriptomics of convergent evolution: different genes but conserved pathways underlie caste phenotypes across lineages of eusocial insects.

Berens AJ, Hunt JH, Toth AL.

Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Mar;32(3):690-703. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu330. Epub 2014 Dec 9.


The role of juvenile hormone in dominance behavior, reproduction and cuticular pheromone signaling in the caste-flexible epiponine wasp, Synoeca surinama.

Kelstrup HC, Hartfelder K, Nascimento FS, Riddiford LM.

Front Zool. 2014 Oct 24;11(1):78. doi: 10.1186/s12983-014-0078-5. eCollection 2014.


Reproductive plasticity in Polistes paper wasp workers and the evolutionary origins of sociality.

Tibbetts EA, Levy S, Donajkowski K.

J Insect Physiol. 2011 Jul;57(7):995-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2011.04.016. Epub 2011 Apr 29.


Molecular signatures of plastic phenotypes in two eusocial insect species with simple societies.

Patalano S, Vlasova A, Wyatt C, Ewels P, Camara F, Ferreira PG, Asher CL, Jurkowski TP, Segonds-Pichon A, Bachman M, González-Navarrete I, Minoche AE, Krueger F, Lowy E, Marcet-Houben M, Rodriguez-Ales JL, Nascimento FS, Balasubramanian S, Gabaldon T, Tarver JE, Andrews S, Himmelbauer H, Hughes WO, Guigó R, Reik W, Sumner S.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 10;112(45):13970-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515937112. Epub 2015 Oct 19.


Cryptic plasticity underlies a major evolutionary transition.

Field J, Paxton RJ, Soro A, Bridge C.

Curr Biol. 2010 Nov 23;20(22):2028-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.10.020. Epub 2010 Nov 4.


Molecular heterochrony and the evolution of sociality in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris).

Woodard SH, Bloch GM, Band MR, Robinson GE.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Feb 19;281(1780):20132419. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2419. Print 2014 Apr 7.

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