Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

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  1. The fire ant social chromosome supergene variant Sb shows low diversity but high divergence from SB (2017) R Pracana, A Priyam, I Levantis, RA Nichols, Y Wurm. Molecular Ecology [URL] [DOI]
  2. Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting (in press) A Arce, T David, E Randall, A Ramos Rodrigues, T Colgan, Y Wurm, R Gill. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  3. GeneValidator: identify problems with protein-coding gene predictions (2016) MA Dragan, I Moghul, A Priyam, C Bustos, Y Wurm. Bioinformatics [PDF] [DOI]
  4. Sequenceserver: a modern graphical user interface for custom BLAST databases (2015) A Priyam, BJ Woodcroft, V Rai, A Munagala, I Moghul, F Ter, MA Gibbins, H Moon, G Leonard, W Rumpf, Y Wurm. biorxiv doi: 10.1101/033142
  5. Ant genomics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize (2015) Y Wurm, S Nygaard. Myrmecological News 21, 59-72 [PDF] [URL]
  6. Transcriptomic identification of starfish neuropeptide precursors yields new insights into neuropeptide evolution (2016) D Semmens, O Mirabeau, I Moghul, M Pancholi, Y Wurm, M Elphick. Open Biology.
  7. Arthropod genomics beyond fruit flies: bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate causation (2015) Y Wurm. Briefings in functional genomics 14, 381-383 [DOI] [PDF]
  8. Desktop as a Service Supporting Environmental 'omics (2015) 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 [DOI]
  9. Avoid having to retract your genomics analysis (2015) Y Wurm. The Winnower 2, e143696.68941 [DOI] [PDF]
  10. Social chromosome variants differentially affect queen determination and the survival of workers in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (2014) SD Buechel, Y Wurm, L Keller. Molecular Ecology 23 (20), 5117-5127 [PDF] [DOI]
  11. Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species (2014) L Schrader et al. Nature communications 5 [DOI] [PDF] 7x
  12. Effects of ploidy and sex-locus genotype on gene expression patterns in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (2014) M Nipitwattanaphon, J Wang, KG Ross, O Riba-Grognuz, Y Wurm, C Khurewathanakul, L Keller Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 281 [DOI] [PDF]
  13. Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants (2014) J Purcell, A Brelsford, Y Wurm, N Perrin, M Chapuisat. Current Biology 24(22), 2728-2732 [DOI] [PDF] 8x
  14. Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta (2013) SM Valles, DW Shoemaker, Y Wurm, CA Strong, L Varone, JJ Becnel, et al. Biological Control 67, 431-39 [DOI] [PDF]
  15. Vitellogenin underwent subfunctionalization to acquire caste and behavioral specific expression in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus (2013) M Corona, R Libbrecht, Y Wurm, O Riba-Grognuz, RA Studer, L Keller. PLoS Genetics 9 (8), e1003730 [DOI] [PDF] 16x
  16. Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict during colony founding in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (2013) F Manfredini, O Riba-Grognuz, Y Wurm, L Keller, DW Shoemaker, CM Grozinger PLoS Genetics 9 (8), e1003633 [DOI] [PDF] 10x
  17. Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates (2013) J Kulmuni, Y Wurm, P Pamilo. Heredity 110 (6), 538-547 [DOI] [PDF] 13x
  18. A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants (2013) J Wang*°, Y Wurm*°, M Nipitwattanaphon, O Riba-Grognuz, YC Huang, D Shoemaker, L Keller. Nature 493 (7434), 664-668 [DOI] [PDF] 52x
  19. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection (2013) E Privman, Y Wurm°, L Keller°. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 1471-2954 [DOI] [PDF] 6x
  20. Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality (2013) DF Simola, L Wissler, G Donahue, RM Waterhouse, M Helmkampf, et al. Genome Research gr.155408.113 [DOI] [PDF] 60x
  21. The molecular clockwork of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (2012) KK Ingram, A Kutowoi, Y Wurm, DW Shoemaker, R Meier, G Bloch. PloS One 7 (11), e45715 [DOI] 12x
  22. Epigenetics: the making of ant castes (2012) A Chittka, Y Wurm, L Chittka. Current Biology 22 (19), R835-R838 [DOI] 7x
  23. Visualization and quality assessment of de novo genome assemblies (2011) O Riba-Grognuz°, L Keller, L Falquet, I Xenarios, Y Wurm°. Bioinformatics 27 (24), 3425-3426 [DOI] [PDF]
  24. Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity (2011) BG Hunt, L Ometto, Y Wurm, DW Shoemaker, VY Soojin, L Keller, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108 (38), 15936-15941 [DOI] [PDF] 50x
  25. The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming (2011) S Nygaard, G Zhang, M Schiott, C Li, Y Wurm, H Hu, J Zhou, L Ji, F Qiu, et al. Genome Research 21 (8), 1339-1348 [PDF] 106x
  26. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (2011) Y Wurm°, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108 (14), 5679 [DOI] [PDF] 158x
  27. Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: an example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins (2011) D Gotzek°, HM Robertson, Y Wurm, DW Shoemaker. PloS One 6 (1), e16289 [DOI] 17x
  28. The genomic impact of 100 million years of social evolution in seven ant species (2011) J Gadau, M Helmkampf, S Nygaard, J Roux, DF Simola, CR Smith, et al. Trends in Genetics 28 (1), 14-21 [DOI] [PDF] 50x
  29. Behind the scenes of an ant genome project (2011) Y Wurm. Formosan Entomologist 31 (2), 149-56
  30. Parasitoid wasps: from natural history to genomic studies (2010) Y Wurm, L Keller. Current Biology 20 (5), R242-R244 [DOI]
  31. Changes in reproductive roles are associated with changes in gene expression in fire ant queens (2010) Y Wurm°, J Wang, L Keller. Molecular Ecology 19 (6), 1200-1211 [DOI] [PDF] 24x
  32. Fourmidable: a database for ant genomics (2009) Y Wurm°, P Uva, F Ricci, J Wang, S Jemielity, C Iseli, L Falquet, L Keller. BMC Genomics 10 (1), 5 [DOI] [PDF] 26x
  33. Sociogenetics of fire ants (2009) Y Wurm. PhD Thesis; University of Lausanne Switzerland
  34. Behavioral Genomics: A, Bee, C, G, T (2007) Y Wurm, J Wang, L Keller. Current Biology 17 (2), R51-R53 [DOI] [PDF]
  35. An annotated cDNA library and microarray for large-scale gene-expression studies in the ant Solenopsis invicta (2007) J Wang, S Jemielity, P Uva, Y Wurm, J Graeff, L Keller. Genome Biology 8 (1), R9 [PDF] 54x
  36. Cryostock a software for cell culture management (2005) M Zerlin, L Greiffenberg, Y Wurm, I Winkler, D Kreusel, S Toemoe, et al. Animal Cell Technology Meets Genomics 397-400 [DOI]