Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

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  1. The first draft genomes of the ant Formica exsecta, and its Wolbachia endosymbiont reveal extensive gene transfer from endosymbiont to host.
    K Dhaygude, A Nair, H Johansson, Y Wurm, L Sundström
    bioRχiv (2018) 436691
  2. Foraging bumblebees acquire a preference for neonicotinoid-treated food with prolonged exposure Foraging bumblebees acquire a preference for neonicotinoid-treated food with prolonged exposure
    AN Arce, A Ramos Rodrigues, J Yu, TJ Colgan, Y Wurm, RJ Gill
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2018) 285:20180655
  3. Degenerative expansion of a young supergene Degenerative expansion of a young supergene [PDF]
    E Stolle°, R Pracana, P Howard, CI Paris, SJ Brown, CA Castillo-Carrillo, SJ Rossiter, Y Wurm°
    bioRχiv (2018) 326645; in press
  4. Genes and genomic processes underpinning the social lives of ants [PDF]
    E Favreau*, C Martínez-Ruiz*, L Santiago Rodrigues*, R L Hammond°, Y Wurm°
    Current Opinion in Insect Science (2018), 25:83-90
  5. Fire ant social chromosomes: Differences in number, sequence and expression of odorant binding proteins Fire ant social chromosomes: Differences in number, sequence and expression of odorant binding proteins [PDF]
    R Pracana, I Levantis, C Martínez-Ruiz, E Stolle, A Priyam, Y Wurm°
    Evolution Letters (2017) 1:199-210 3x
  6. The fire ant social chromosome supergene variant Sb shows low diversity but high divergence from SB The fire ant social chromosome supergene variant Sb shows low diversity but high divergence from SB [PDF]
    R Pracana, A Priyam, I Levantis, R Nichols, Y Wurm°
    Molecular Ecology (2017) 26:2864-79 67x
  7. Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting
    A Arce, T David, E Randall, A Ramos Rodrigues, T Colgan, Y Wurm, R Gill
    Journal of Applied Ecology (2016) 54:1199–1208 14x
  8. GeneValidator: identify problems with protein-coding gene predictions GeneValidator: identify problems with protein-coding gene predictions [Website] [PDF]
    M Drăgan*, I Moghul*, A Priyam, C Bustos, Y Wurm°
    Bioinformatics (2016) 32:1559-61 7x
  9. Transcriptomic identification of starfish neuropeptide precursors yields new insights into neuropeptide evolution [PDF]
    D Semmens, O Mirabeau, I Moghul, M Pancholi, Y Wurm, M Elphick
    Open Biology (2016) 6:150224 38x
  10. Sequenceserver: a modern graphical user interface for custom BLAST databases Sequenceserver: a modern graphical user interface for custom BLAST databases [Website] [PDF]
    A Priyam, B Woodcroft, V Rai, A Munagala, I Moghul, F Ter, M Gibbins, H Moon, G Leonard, W Rumpf, Y Wurm°
    bioRχiv (2015) 033142 41x
  11. Arthropod genomics beyond fruit flies: bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate causation Arthropod genomics beyond fruit flies: bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate causation
    Y Wurm
    Briefings in Functional Genomics (2015) 14:381-3 2x
  12. Ant genomics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize [PDF]
    Y Wurm°*, S Nygaard°*
    Myrmecological News (2015) 21:59-72 10x
  13. Desktop as a service supporting environmental'omics [PDF]
    DCH Wallom, T Booth, A Bowery, B Collier, P Kershaw, A Priyam, Y Wurm, D Field
    IEEE 11th International Conference on e-Science (2015) 214
  14. Avoid having to retract your genomics analysis [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    The Winnower (2015) 2:e143696.68941 3x
  15. Social chromosome variants differentially affect queen determination and the survival of workers in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    SD Buechel*, Y Wurm*, L Keller
    Molecular Ecology (2014) 23:5117-27 8x
  16. Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species [PDF]
    L Schrader, J Kim, D Ence, A Zimin, A Klein, K Wyschetzki, T Weichselgartner, C Kemena, J Stökl, E Schultner, Y Wurm, C Smith, M Yandell, J Heinze, J Gadau, J Oettler
    Nature Communications (2014) 5:5495 66x
  17. Effects of ploidy and sex-locus genotype on gene expression patterns in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    M Nipitwattanaphon, J Wang, K Ross, O Riba-Grognuz, Y Wurm, C Khurewathanakul, L Keller
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2014) 281:20141776 8x
  18. Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants [PDF]
    J Purcell, A Brelsford, Y Wurm, N Perrin, M Chapuisat
    Current Biology (2014) 24:2728-32 52x
  19. Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    S Valles, D Shoemaker, Y Wurm, C Strong, L Varone, J Becnel, P Shirk
    Biological Control (2013) 67:431-39 11x
  20. Vitellogenin underwent subfunctionalization to acquire caste and behavioral specific expression in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus [PDF]
    M Corona, J Zhang, R Libbrecht, Y Wurm, O Riba-Grognuz, R Studer, L Keller
    PLoS Genetics (2013) 9:e1003730 48x
  21. Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict during colony founding in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    F Manfredini, N Tsutsui, O Riba-Grognuz, Y Wurm, L Keller, D Shoemaker, C Grozinger
    PLoS Genetics (2013) 9:e1003633 29x
  22. Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates [PDF]
    J Kulmuni°, Y Wurm, P Pamilo
    Heredity (2013) 110:538-47 30x
  23. A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants [PDF]
    J Wang*°, Y Wurm*°, M Nipitwattanaphon, O Riba-Grognuz, Y Huang, D Shoemaker, L Keller°
    Nature (2013) 493:664-8 164x
  24. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection [PDF]
    E Privman, Y Wurm°, L Keller°
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2013) 280:20122968 18x
  25. Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality [PDF]
    D Simola, L Wissler, G Donahue, R Waterhouse, M Helmkampf, J Roux, S Nygaard, K Glastad, D Hagen, L Viljakainen, J Reese, B Hunt, D Graur, E Elhaik, E Kriventseva, J Wen, B Parker, E Cash, E Privman, C Childers, M Munoz-torres, J Boomsma, E Bornberg-bauer, C Currie, C Elsik, G Suen, M Goodisman, L Keller, J Liebig, A Rawls, D Reinberg, C Smith, C Smith, N Tsutsui, Y Wurm, E Zdobnov, S Berger, J Gadau
    Genome Research (2013) gr.155408.113 157x
  26. The molecular clockwork of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    K Ingram, C Moreau, A Kutowoi, Y Wurm, D Shoemaker, R Meier, G Bloch
    PloS One (2012) 7:e45715 37x
  27. Epigenetics: the making of ant castes [PDF]
    A Chittka, Y Wurm, L Chittka°
    Current Biology (2012) 22:R835-8 21x
  28. Visualization and quality assessment of de novo genome assemblies [PDF]
    O Riba-Grognuz°, L Keller, L Falquet, I Xenarios, Y Wurm°
    Bioinformatics (2011) 27:3425-6 8x
  29. Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity [PDF]
    B Hunt, L Ometto, Y Wurm, D Shoemaker, S Yi, L Keller, M Goodisman°
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2011) 108:15936-41 98x
  30. The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming [PDF]
    S Nygaard°, G Zhang, M Schiott, C Li, Y Wurm, H Hu, J Zhou, L Ji, F Qiu, M Rasmussen, H Pan, F Hauser, A Krogh, CJP Grimmelikhuijzen, J Wang, JJ Boomsma
    Genome Research (2011) 21:1339-48 184x
  31. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    Y Wurm°, J Wang, O Riba-Grognuz, M Corona, S Nygaard, B Hunt, K Ingram, L Falquet, M Nipitwattanaphon, D Gotzek, M Dijkstra, J Oettler, F Comtesse, C Shih, W Wu, C Yang, J Thomas, E Beaudoing, S Pradervand, V Flegel, E Cook, R Fabbretti, H Stockinger, L Long, W Farmerie, J Oakey, J Boomsma, P Pamilo, S Yi, J Heinze, M Goodisman, L Farinelli, K Harshman, N Hulo, L Cerutti, I Xenarios, D Shoemaker, L Keller
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2011) 108:5679-84 281x
  32. Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: an example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins [PDF]
    D Gotzek, C Moreau, H Robertson, Y Wurm, D Shoemaker
    PloS One (2011) 6:e16289 30x
  33. The genomic impact of 100 million years of social evolution in seven ant species The genomic impact of 100 million years of social evolution in seven ant species [PDF]
    J Gadau°, M Helmkampf, S Nygaard, J Roux, D Simola, C Smith, G Suen, Y Wurm, C Smith
    Trends in Genetics (2011) 28:14-21 86x
  34. Behind the scenes of an ant genome project [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    Formosan Entomologist (2011) 31:149-56 1x
  35. Parasitoid wasps: from natural history to genomic studies [PDF]
    Y Wurm, L Keller
    Current Biology (2010) 5:R242-4 5x
  36. Changes in reproductive roles are associated with changes in gene expression in fire ant queens [PDF]
    Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller
    Molecular Ecology (2010) 19:1200-11 34x
  37. Fourmidable: a database for ant genomics [PDF]
    Y Wurm, P Uva, F Ricci, J Wang, S Jemielity, C Iseli, L Falquet, L Keller
    BMC Genomics (2009) 10:5 36x
  38. Sociogenetics of fire ants [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    PhD Thesis; University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2009)
  39. Behavioral genomics: A, bee, C, G, T [PDF]
    Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller
    Current Biology (2007) 17:R51-3 4x
  40. An annotated cDNA library and microarray for large-scale gene-expression studies in the ant Solenopsis invicta [PDF]
    J Wang, S Jemielity, P Uva, Y Wurm, J Graeff, L Keller
    Genome Biology (2007) 8:R9 57x
  41. Cryostock a software for cell culture management
    M Zerlin, L Greiffenberg, Y Wurm, I Winkler, D Kreusel, S Toemoe, L Ballabas, J Martin
    Animal Cell Technology Meets Genomics (2005) 397-400 1x