Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

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  1. Choosing the Best Gene Predictions with GeneValidator
    I Moghul°, A Priyam, Y Wurm°
    Gene Prediction. Methods in Molecular Biology (2019) Volume 1962; Chapter 16
  2. Caste- and pesticide-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure on gene expression in bumblebees.
    TJ Colgan*, IK Fletcher*, AN Arce*, RJ Gill, A Ramos Rodrigues, E Stolle, L Chittka, Y Wurm°
    Molecular Ecology (2019)
  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°
    Molecular Biology and Evolution (2019)
  4. 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
    BMC Genomics (2019) 20:301
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Ant genomics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize [PDF]
    Y Wurm°*, S Nygaard°*
    Myrmecological News (2015) 21:59-72
  15. 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
  16. Avoid having to retract your genomics analysis [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    The Winnower (2015) 2:e143696.68941
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Epigenetics: the making of ant castes [PDF]
    A Chittka, Y Wurm, L Chittka°
    Current Biology (2012) 22:R835-8
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Behind the scenes of an ant genome project [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    Formosan Entomologist (2011) 31:149-56
  37. Parasitoid wasps: from natural history to genomic studies [PDF]
    Y Wurm, L Keller
    Current Biology (2010) 5:R242-4
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Sociogenetics of fire ants [PDF]
    Y Wurm
    PhD Thesis; University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2009)
  41. Behavioral genomics: A, bee, C, G, T [PDF]
    Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller
    Current Biology (2007) 17:R51-3
  42. 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
  43. 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