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William Wcislo

2017

Simon M Tierney, Markus Friedrich, William F Humphreys, Therésa M Jones, Eric J Warrant and William T Wcislo. Consequences of evolutionary transitions in changing photic environments. Austral Entomology (2017) 56, 23–46

Jones BM, Kingwell CJ, Wcislo WT, Robinson GE. 2017 Caste-biased gene expression in a facultatively eusocial bee suggests a role for genetic accommodation in the evolution of eusociality. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20162228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2228

2016

Jonathan Z. Shik, Ernesto B. Gomez, Pepijn W. Kooija, Juan C. Santos, William T. Wcislo, and Jacobus J. Boomsma. Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar–farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant. PNAS 113(36): 10121-10126

Cely T. Gonzalez, William T. Wcislo, Roberto Cambra, Terry A. Wheeler, and Hermogenes Fernandez-Marín. A New Ectoparasitoid Species of Pseudogaurax Malloch, 1915 (Diptera: Chloropidae), Attacking the Fungus-Growing Ant, Apterostigma dentigerum Wheeler, 1925 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 109(4), 2016, 639–645. doi: 10.1093/aesa/saw023

Sanne Nygaard, Haofu Hu, Cai Li, Morten Schiøtt, Zhensheng Chen, Zhikai Yang, Qiaolin Xie, Chunyu Ma, Yuan Deng, Rebecca B. Dikow, Christian Rabeling, David R. Nash, William T. Wcislo, Sea´n G. Brady, Ted R. Schultz, Guojie Zhang & Jacobus J. Boomsma. Reciprocal genomic evolution in the ant–fungus agricultural symbiosis. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 7:12233 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12233

Supporting Information. Shik et al. 10.1073/pnas.1606128113

Sophie A. O. Armitage, Hermogenes Fernandez-Marín, Jacobus J. Boomsma and William T. Wcislo. Slowing them down will make them lose: a role for attine ant crop fungus in defending pupae against infections? Journal of Animal Ecology 2016 doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12543

K. M. Kapheim, T.-Y. Chan, A. R. Smith, W. T. Wcislo, P. Nonac. Ontogeny of division of labor in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis. s. Insect. Soc. (2016) 63:185–191. DOI 10.1007/s00040-015-0454-y

William T. Wcislo. Trophallaxis in weakly social bees (Apoidea). Ecological Entomology (2016), 41, 37–39 DOI: 10.1111/een.12289

Emily Baird, Diana C. Fernandez, William T. Wcislo and Eric J. Warrant Flight control and landing precision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta is robust to large changes in light intensity.. Frontiers in Physiology 2016 Vol6, Art. 305 doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00305

Lukasz Mitko, Marjorie G. Weber, Santiago R. Ramirez, Erik Hedenstro?m, William T. Wcislo and Thomas Eltz. Olfactory specialization for perfume collection in male orchid bees. Journal of Experimental Biology (2016) 219, 1467-1475 doi:10.1242/jeb.136754

2015

Kapheim, Karen M., Nonacs, Peter, Smith, Adam R., Wayne, Robert K. and Wcislo, William T. 2015. Kinship, parental manipulation and evolutionary origins of eusociality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282(1803) doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2886

Amador-Vargas, Sabrina, Gronenberg, Wulfila, Wcislo, William T. and Mueller, Ulrich. 2015. Specialization and group size: brain and behavioural correlates of colony size in ants lacking morphological castes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences, 282: 20142502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2502

Estrada, Catalina, Degner, Ethan C., Rojas, Enith I., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2015. The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants. Current science, 109(1): 55-61.

Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes, Nash, David R., Higginbotham, Sarah, Estrada, Catalina, Zweden, Jelle S. van, d'Ettorre, Patrizia, Wcislo, William T. and Boomsma, Jacobus J. 2015. Functional role of phenylacetic acid from metapleural gland secretions in controlling fungal pathogens in evolutionarily derived leaf-cutting ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282(1807) doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0212

2014

McFrederick, Quinn S., Wcislo, William T., Hout, Michael C. and Mueller, Ulrich G. 2014. Host species and developmental stage, but not host sociality, affects bacterial community structure in socially polymorphic bees. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 88(2): 398-406. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12302

Estrada, Catalina, Rojas, Enith I., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2014. Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the in vitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants' fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus. Fungal Ecology, 8: 37-45. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2013.12.009

Jernigan, Chris M., Roubik, David Ward, Wcislo, William T. and Riveros, Andre. 2014. Color-dependent learning in restrained Africanized honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 337-343. doi:10.1242/?jeb.091355

Bruner, G., Wcislo, W. T. and Fernandez-Marin, H. 2014. Prudent inquilines and proactive hosts: behavioral dynamics between an ant social parasite, Megalomyrmex symmetochus and its fungus-growing ant host, Sericomyrmex amabilis. Insectes Sociaux: 61(1) 83-88. DOI 10.1007/s00040-013-0331-5

2013

Smith, Adam R., Kapheim, Karen M., Perez-Ortega, Betzi, Brent, Colin S. and Wcislo, William T. 2013. Juvenile hormone levels reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior, 61(1): 1-4. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.08.012

Estrada C, Wcislo WT, Van Bael S. 2013. Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutter ants. New Phytologist

Eberhard WG, Wcislo WT und Stahnke. 2013. Wege zum Minigehirn. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, pp. 24-30 April, 24-30.

Kapheim KM, Smith AR, Nonacs P,Wcislo WT , Wayne RK. 2013. Foundress polyphenism and the origins of eusociality in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 67: 331-340.

Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes, Bruner, Gaspar, Gomez, Ernesto B., Wcislo, William T., Boomsma, Jacobus J. Koos and Wcislo, William T. 2013. Dynamic Disease Management in Trachymyrmex Fungus-Growing Ants (Attini: Formicidae). The American Naturalist, 181(4): 571-582. doi:10.1086/669664

Tierney SM, Fischer CN , Rehan SM, Kapheim KM and Wcislo WT. 2013 Frequency of facultative social nesting in a sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae), does not vary across a rainfall gradient, despite disparity in brood production and body size. Insectes Sociaux

2012

Smith AR, López Quintero IJ, Moreno Patiño JE, Roubik DW & Wcislo WT. 2012. Pollen use by Megalopta sweat bees in relation to resource availability in a tropical forest. Ecological Entomology 37: 309-317.

Supplementary materials for Smith et al., Ecological Entomology [Download]

Riveros AJ, Seid M, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Evolution of brain size in class-based societies of fungus-growing ants (Attini). Animal Behavior 83: 1043-1049.

Supplementary Materials for Riveros, Seid, and Wcislo [Download]

Van Bael S, Estrada C, Rehner SA, Santos JF, Wcislo WT. 2012 Leaf endophyte load inlfuences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants. BMC Ecology 12:23

Tierney SM, Sanjur O, Grajales GG, Santos LM, Bermingham E & Wcislo WT. 2012. Photic niche invasions: phylogenetic history of the dim-light foraging augochlorine bees (Halictidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 794-803.

Armitage SAO, Fernández-Marín H., Wcislo WT and Boomsma JJ. 2012. An evaluation of the possible adaptive function on fungal brood covering by attine ants. Evolution 66: 1966-1975.

Eberhard WG and Wcislo WT. 2012. Límites de la miniaturizacíon del cerebro. Investigacion y Ciencia 435: 76-83

Van Bael S, Seid M, Wcislo WT 2012. Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta). Ecological Entomology 37: 318-321.

Supplementary materials for Van Bael et al., Ecological Entomology [Download]

McFrederick, Q.S, Wcislo, W.T., Taylor, D.R., Ishak, H.D., Dowd, S.E. and Mueller, U.G. 2012. Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria? Molecular Ecology 21:1754-1768.

Van Bael S, Seid M, Wcislo WT 2012. Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta). Ecological Entomology 37: 318-321.

Bruner, G, Fernández-Marín H, Touchon JC, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Eggs of the blind snake, Liotyphlops albirostris, are incubated in a nest of a lower fungus-growing ant, Apterostigma gonoides. Psyche. Article ID 532314, 5 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/532314

Eberhard WG, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Plenty of room at the bottom? American Scientist 100: 226-233.

Wcislo DO, Vargas G, Ihle KE, Wcislo WT. 2012. Nest construction behavior by the orchid bee Euglossa hyacinthina. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 29: 15-20

Wcislo WT. 2012. Big brains, little bodies. Science 338: 1419

Smith AR, Kapheim KM, Pérez-Ortega P, Brent CS, and Wcislo WT. 2013. Juvenile hormone levels reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior 63: 1-4.

Kapheim KM, Smith AR, Ihle KE, Amdam GV, Nonacs P, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Physiological variation as a mechanism for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 1437-1446.

2011

Van Bael S, Estrada C, and Wcislo WT. 2011. Fungal-fungal interactions in leaf-cutting ant agriculture. Psyche.

Eberhard WG, and Wcislo WT. 2011. Grade changes in brain-body allometry: morphological and behavioral correlates of brain size in miniature spiders, insects and other invertebrates. Advances in Insect Physiology 40: 155-213.

Kapheim KM, Bernal SV, Smith AR, Nonacs P and Wcislo WT. 2011. Support for maternal manipulation of developmental nutrition in a facultatively eusocial bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1131-9

Bittleston, L. S., Brockmann, F., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2011. Endophytic fungi reduce leaf-cutting ant damage to seedlings. Biology Letters, 7(1): 30-32. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0456

Baird E, Kreiss E, Wcislo WT, Warrant E, Dacke M. 2011. Nocturnal insects use vision for flight control. Biology Letters 5: 499-501

Tierney SM, Sanjur O, Grajales GG, Santos LM, Bermingham E & Wcislo WT. 2011. Photic niche invasions: phylogenetic history of the dim-light foraging augochlorine bees (Halictidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B. On-line first doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1355

Quesada R, Triana E, Vargas G, Douglass J, Seid M, Niven J, Eberhard W.G. & Wcislo WT. 2011. Large brains in small spiders: the central nervous system extends into the legs of miniature spiders. Arthropod Structure and Development 40: 521-529

Seid M, Castillo A, and Wcislo WT. 2011. The allometry of brain miniaturization in ants. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 77: 5-13

Berry RP, Wcislo WT, and Warrant EJ. 2011. Ocellar adaptations for dim light vision in a nocturnal bee. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214, 1283-1293. Note: To utilize the interactive three-dimensional tools, the model must be viewed using Adobe Acrobat 8.0 (or higher)

Herre EA and Wcislo WT. 2011. In defence of inclusive fitness theory. Nature 471: E8.

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