Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

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  1. Fire ant social chromosomes: Differences in number, sequence and expression of odorant binding proteins
    R Pracana, I Levantis, C Martínez-Ruiz, E Stolle, A Priyam, Y Wurm°
    Evolution Letters, 1 (4), 199-210, 2017
  2. The fire ant social chromosome supergene variant Sb shows low diversity but high divergence from SB
    R Pracana, A Priyam, I Levantis, R Nichols, Y Wurm°
    Molecular Ecology 26 (11), 2864-2879, 2017
  3. 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 54 (4), 1199-1208, 2016
  4. GeneValidator: identify problems with protein-coding gene predictions [Website] [PDF]
    M Drăgan*, I Moghul*, A Priyam, C Bustos, Y Wurm°
    Bioinformatics 32 (10), 1559-1561, 2016 5x
  5. 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 6 (2), 150224, 2016 12x
  6. 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°
    bioRxiv, 033142, 2015 15x
  7. Arthropod genomics beyond fruit flies: bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate causation
    Y Wurm
    Briefings in Functional Genomics 14 (6), 381-383, 2015
  8. Ant genomics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize [PDF]
    Y Wurm°*, S Nygaard°*
    Myrmecological News, 2015 7x
  9. 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, 214, 2015
  10. Avoid having to retract your genomics analysis [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    The Winnower 2, e143696.68941, 2015 3x
  11. 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 23 (20), 5117-5127, 2014 3x
  12. 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 5, 5495, 2014 40x
  13. 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 of London B: Biological Sciences, 281, 20141776, 2014 5x
  14. Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants [PDF]
    J Purcell, A Brelsford, Y Wurm, N Perrin, M Chapuisat
    Current Biology 24 (22), 2728-2732, 2014 34x
  15. 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 67, 431-439, 2013 6x
  16. 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 9 (8), e1003730, 2013 32x
  17. 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 9 (8), e1003633, 2013 22x
  18. Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates [PDF]
    J Kulmuni°, Y Wurm, P Pamilo
    Heredity 110 (6), 538-547, 2013 23x
  19. 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 493 (7434), 664-668, 2013 105x
  20. 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 280, 1471-2954, 2013 13x
  21. 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, gr.155408.113, 2013 115x
  22. 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 7 (11), e45715, 2012 25x
  23. Epigenetics: the making of ant castes [PDF]
    A Chittka, Y Wurm, L Chittka°
    Current Biology 22 (19), R835-R838, 2012 11x
  24. Visualization and quality assessment of de novo genome assemblies [PDF]
    O Riba-Grognuz°, L Keller, L Falquet, I Xenarios, Y Wurm°
    Bioinformatics 27 (24), 3425-3426, 2011 6x
  25. 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 108 (38), 15936-15941, 2011 78x
  26. 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 21 (8), 1339-1348, 2011 155x
  27. 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 108 (14), 5679, 2011 231x
  28. 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 6 (1), e16289, 2011 23x
  29. 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 28 (1), 14-21, 2011 70x
  30. Behind the scenes of an ant genome project [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    Formosan Entomologist 31 (2), 149-56, 2011
  31. Parasitoid wasps: from natural history to genomic studies [PDF]
    Y Wurm, L Keller
    Current Biology 20 (5), R242-R244, 2010 4x
  32. Changes in reproductive roles are associated with changes in gene expression in fire ant queens [PDF]
    Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller
    Molecular Ecology 19 (6), 1200-1211, 2010 31x
  33. 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 10 (1), 5, 2009 34x
  34. Sociogenetics of fire ants [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    PhD Thesis; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2009
  35. Behavioral genomics: A, bee, C, G, T [PDF]
    Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller
    Current Biology 17 (2), R51-R53, 2007 4x
  36. 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 8 (1), R9, 2007 55x
  37. 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, 397-400, 2005