Pheidole worker and larva

Selected

Publications

 

Muscedere ML, Johnson N, Gillis B, Kamhi JF, Traniello JFA. 2012. Serotonin modulates worker responsiveness to trail pheromone in the ant Pheidole dentata. J. Comp. Physiol. A 198, 219-227. [link]

Muscedere ML, Traniello JFA. 2012. Division of labor in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole is associated with distinct subcaste- and age-related patterns of worker brain organization. PLoS ONE 7, e31618. [link]

Muscedere ML, Traniello JFA, Gronenberg W. 2011. Coming of age in an ant colony: cephalic muscle development correlates with behavioral maturation in Pheidole dentata. Naturwissenschaften 98, 783-793. [link]

Muscedere ML, Berglund JL, Traniello JFA. 2011. Polymorphism and division of labor during foraging cycles in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex octospinosus (Formicidae; Attini). J. Insect Behav. 24, 94-105. [link]

Mertl AL, Sorenson MD, Traniello JFA. 2010. Community-level interactions and functional ecology of major workers in the hyperdiverse ground-foraging Pheidole (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Amazonian Ecuador. Insect. Soc. 57, 441-452. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2010. Species diversity and distribution patterns of the ants of Amazonian Ecuador. PLoS ONE 5, e13146. [link]

Traniello JFA. 2010. Pheidole: sociobiology of a highly diverse genus. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2 (Ed. by MD Breed & J Moore), pp. 699-706. Oxford: Academic Press. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2009. Diversity of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in primary and secondary forests in Amazonian Ecuador. Myrmecol. News 12, 139-147. [link]

Mertl AL, Ryder Wilkie KT, Traniello JFA. 2009. Impact of flooding on the species richness, density and composition of Amazonian litter-nesting ants. Biotropica 41, 633-641. [link]

Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2009. Behavioral evolution in the major worker subcaste of twig-nesting Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Does morphological specialization influence task plasticity? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63, 1411-1426. [link]

Muscedere, ML, Willey, TA, Traniello, JFA. 2009. Age and task efficiency in the ant Pheidole dentata: young minor workers are not specialist nurses. Anim. Behav. 77, 911-918. [link]

Seid MA, Goode K, Li C., Traniello JFA. 2008. Age- and subcaste-related patterns of serotonergic immunoreactivity in the optic lobes of the ant Pheidole dentata. Devel. Neurobiol. 68, 1325-1333. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2007. Biodiversity below ground: probing the subterranean ant fauna of Amazonia. Naturwissenschaften 94, 725-731. [link] [instructions for building probes]

Calleri DV, Rosengaus RB, Traniello JFA. 2007. Immunity and reproduction during colony foundation in the dampwood termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis. Physiol. Entomol. 32, 136-142. [link]

Fefferman NH, Traniello JFA, Rosengaus RB, Calleri DV. 2007. Disease prevention and resistance in social insects: modeling the survival consequences of immunity, hygienic behavior and colony organization. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61, 565-577. [link]

Pie MR, Traniello JFA. 2007. Morphological evolution in a hyperdiverse clade: the ant genus Pheidole. J. Zool. 271, 99-109. [link]

Rosengaus RB, Cornelisse T, Guschanski K, Traniello JFA. 2007. Inducible immune proteins in the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Naturwissenschaften 94, 25-33. [link]

Calleri DV, Reid EM, Rosengaus RB, Vargo EL, Traniello JFA. 2006. Inbreeding and disease resistance in a social insect: effects of heterozygosity on immunocompetence in the termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 273, 2633-2640. [link]

Seid M, Traniello JFA. 2006. Age-related repertoire expansion and division of labor in Pheidole dentata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a new perspective on temporal polyethism and behavioral plasticity in ants. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 60, 631-644. [link]

Seid M, Harris K, Traniello JFA. 2005. Age-related changes in the number and structure of synapses in the lip region of the ant Pheidole dentata. J. Comp. Neurol. 488, 269-277. [link]

Seid M, Traniello JFA. 2005. Age-related changes in biogenic amines in individual brains of the ant Pheidole dentata. Naturwissenschaften 92, 198-201. [link]

Thorne BL, Traniello JFA. 2003. Comparative social biology of basal taxa of ants and termites. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 48, 283-306. [link]

Traniello JFA, Rosengaus RB, Savoie K. 2002. The development of immunity in a social insect: evidence for the group facilitation of disease resistance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 6838-6842. [link]

 
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