Publications

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  • U.G. Mueller et al. Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants. Molecular Ecology 26, 6921-6937, 2017

  • A.L. Carlson, H.D. Ishak, J. Kurian, A.S. Mikheyev, I. Gifford and U.G. Mueller Nuclear populations of the multinucleate fungus of leafcutter ants can be dekaryotized and recombined to manipulate growth of nutritive hyphal nodules harvested by the ants. Mycologia DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1400304, 2017

  • A. S. Mikheyev, A. Zwick., M.J.L. Magrath, M.L. Grau, L. Qiu, Y.N. Su, D. Yeates. Museum genomics confirms that the Lord Howe Island stick insect survived extinction, Current Biology 27, 3157-3161, 2017

  • J. Gospocic, E.J. Shields, K.M. Glastad, Y. Lin, C.A. Penick, H. Yan, A.S. Mikheyev, T.A. Linksvayer, B.A. Garcia, S.L. Berger, J. Liebig, D. Reinberg, R. Bonasio. The neuropeptide corazonin controls social behavior and caste identity in ants. Cell 170:4, 748-759, 2017

  • S.D. Aird, J. Arora, A. Barua, L. Qiu, K. Terada, and A.S. Mikheyev. Population genomic analysis of a pitviper reveals microevolutionary forces underlying venom chemistry, Genome Biology and Evolution 9:10, 2640-2649, 2017

  • S.D. Aird, N. Jorge da Silva, L. Qiu, A. Villar-Briones, V. Aparecida Saddi, M. Pires de Campos Telles, M. L. Grau, A.S. Mikheyev. Coralsnake venomics: Analyses of venom gland transcriptomes and proteomes of six Brazilian taxa, Toxins 9:6, E187, 2017

  • C. Morandin, A.S. Mikheyev, J.S. Pedersen, H Helanterä. Evolutionary constraints shape caste‐specific gene expression across 15 ant species, Evolution 71, 1273-1284, 2017

  • M.R. Warner, A.S. Mikheyev, T.A. Linksvayer, Genomic signature of kin selection in an ant with obligately sterile workers, Molecular Biology and Evolution 34:7, 1780-1787, 2017

  • S.D. Aird, A. Villar Briones, M.C. Roy, A.S. Mikheyev, Polyamines as snake toxins and their probable pharmacological functions in envenomation, Toxins 8:10, 279, 2016

  • Y. Okada, Y. Watanabe, M.M.Y. Tin, K. Tsuji, A.S. Mikheyev, Social dominance alters nutrition‐related gene expression immediately: transcriptomic evidence from a monomorphic queenless ant, Molecular Ecology, 26:11, 2922–2938, 2017

  • D.K. Yeates, A. Zwick, A.S. Mikheyev, Museums are biobanks: unlocking the genetic potential of the three billion specimens in the world’s biological collections, Current Opinion in Insect Science 18, 83-88, 2016

  • I. Morozova, P. Flegontov, A.S. Mikheyev, H. Asgharian, P. Ponomarenko, V. Klyuchnikov, G. ArunKumar, S. Bruskin, E. Prokhortchouk, Y. Gankin, E. Rogaev, Y. Nikolsky, A. Baranova, E. Elhaik, T.V. Tatarinova, Toward high-resolution population genomics using archaeological samples, DNA Research 23:4, 295–310, 2016

  • M. Helmkampf*, A.S. Mikheyev*, Y. Kang, J. Fewell and J. Gadau. Gene expression and variation in social aggression by queens of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. Molecular Ecology 25(15):3716-30, 2016 *contributed equally

  • A. Reyes-Bermudez, A. Villar-Briones, C Ramirez-Portilla, M Hidaka, A.S. Mikheyev. Developmental progression in the coral Acropora digitifera is controlled by differential expression of distinct regulatory gene networks. Genome Biology and Evolution 8:3, 851-870, 2016

  • C. Morandin, M.M.Y. Tin, S. Abril, C. Gómez, L. Pontieri, M. Schiøtt, L. Sundström, K. Tsuji, J.S. Pedersen, H. Helanterä, A.S. Mikheyev. Comparative transcriptomics reveals the conserved building blocks involved in parallel evolution of ant phenotypic traits. Genome Biology 17:43, 2016

  • Y. Mitaka, K. Kobayashi, A.S. Mikheyev, M.M.Y. Tin, Y. Watanabe, K Matsuura. Caste-specific and sex-specific expression of chemoreceptor genes in a termite PloS ONE 11(1):e0146125, 2016

  • M.O. Miyakawa and A.S. Mikheyev, QTL mapping of sex determination loci supports an ancient pathway in ants and honey bees. PLoS Genetics 11: e1005656, 2015

  • G. Fischer, F.L. Azorsa, F.H. Garcia, A.S. Mikheyev, E.P. Economo. Two new phragmotic ant species from Africa: morphology and next-generation sequencing solve a caste association problem in the genus Carebara Westwood. ZooKeys 525: 77-105, 2015

  • C.R. Smith S. Helms Cahan, C. Kemena, S.G. Brady, W. Yang, E. Bronberg-Bauer, T. Eriksson, J. Gadau, M. Helmkampf, D. Gotzek, M. O. Miyakawa, A.V. Suarez and A.S. Mikheyev, How do genomes create novel phenotypes? Insights from the loss of the worker caste in ant social parasites, Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 2919-2931, 2015

  • A.S. Mikheyev, M.M.Y. Tin, J. Arora and T.D. Seeley, Museum samples reveal rapid evolution by wild honey bees exposed to a novel parasite, Nature Communications 6: 7991, 2015

  • S.D. Aird, S. Aggarwal, A. Villar-Briones, M.M.Y. Tin, K. Terada, and A. S. Mikheyev, Snake venoms are integrated systems, but abundant venom proteins evolve more rapidly. BMC Genomics 16:647, 2015

  • C. Parmesan, A. Williams-Anderson, M. Moskwik, A.S. Mikheyev and M.C. Singer. Endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly: A climate change success story? Journal of Insect Conservation 19:185-204, 2015.

  • M.M.Y. Tin, F.E. Rheindt, E. Cros and A.S. Mikheyev, Degenerate adaptor sequences for detecting PCR duplicates in reduced representation sequencing data improve genotype calling accuracy. Molecular Ecology Resources.* 15:2 329-336, 2015.

  • M.O. Miyakawa and A.S. Mikheyev. Males are here to stay: fertilization enhances viable egg production by clonal queens of the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata). The Science of Nature 102:15, 2015.

  • A.S. Mikheyev and T. Linksvayer. Genes associated with ant social behavior show distinct transcriptional and evolutionary patterns. eLife 2015;10.7554/eLife.04775, 2015.

  • A.S. Mikheyev and M.M.Y. Tin. A first look at the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 1097–1102. 2014

  • O. Gusev, Y. Suetsugu, R. Cornette, T. Kawashima, M.D. Logacheva, A.S. Kondrashov, A.A. Penin, R.Hatanaka, S.Kikuta, S.Shimura, H. Kanamori, Y. Katayose, T. Matsumoto, E. Shagimardanova, D. Alexeev, V. Govorun, J. Wisecaver, A.S. Mikheyev, R. Koyanagi, M. Fujie, T. Nishiyama, S. Shigenobu, T. F. Shibata, V. Golygina, M. Hasebe, T. Okuda, N. Satoh, T. Kikawada. 2014. Comparative genome sequencing reveals genomic signature of extreme desiccation tolerance in the anhydrobiotic midge. Nature Communications 5:4784.

  • Tin M.M.-Y., Economo E.P., and A.S. Mikheyev. Sequencing degraded DNA from non-destructively sampled museum specimens for RAD-tagging and low-coverage shotgun phylogenetics. PLoS ONE 9(5):e96793, 2014.

  • S.D. Aird, Y. Watanabe, A. Villar-Briones, M.C. Roy, K. Terada, and A.S. Mikheyev. Quantitative high-throughput profiling of snake venom gland transcriptomes and proteomes (Ovophis okinavensis and Protobothrops avoviridis). BMC Genomics 14:790, 2013.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, C.S. McBride, U.G. Mueller, C. Parmesan, M.R. Smee, C. Stefanescu, B. Wee, and M.C. Singer. Host-associated genomic differentiation in congeneric butterflies: now you see it, now you do not. Molecular Ecology 22:4753-4766, 2013.

  • M.R. Smee, Y. Pauchet, P. Wilkinson, B. Wee, M.C. Singer, D.J. Hodgson, and A.S. Mikheyev. Microsatellites for the marsh fritillary butterfly: De novo transcriptome sequencing, and a comparison with amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. PloS ONE 8(1):e54721, 2013.

  • U.G. Mueller, A.S. Mikheyev et al. Evolution of cold-tolerant fungal symbionts permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at the northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(10):4053-4056, 2011.

  • U.G. Mueller, A.S. Mikheyev, S.E. Solomon, and M. Cooper. Frontier mutualism: coevolutionary patterns at the northern range limit of the leaf-cutter ant-fungus symbiosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278(1721):3050-3059, 2011.

  • A.E. Dunham and A.S. Mikheyev. Influence of an invasive ant on grazing and detrital communities and nutrient fluxes in a tropical forest. Diversity and Distributions 16(1):33-42, 2010.

  • J. Foucaud, J. Orivel, A. Loiseau, J.H. Delabie, H. Jourdan, D. Konghouleux, M. Vonshak, M. Tindo, J.L. Mercier, D. Fresneau, and J.-B. Mikissa, T. McGlynn, A.S. Mikheyev, J. Oettler and A. Estoup. Worldwide invasion by the little fire ant: routes of introduction and eco-evolutionary pathways. Evolutionary Applications 3(4):363-374, 2010.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, U.G. Mueller, and P. Abbot. Comparative dating of attine ant and lepiotaceous cultivar phylogenies reveals coevolutionary synchrony and discord. The American Naturalist 175(6):E126-E133, 2010.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, T. Vo, B. Wee, M.C. Singer, and C. Parmesan. Rapid microsatellite isolation from a butterfly by de novo transcriptome sequencing: performance and a comparison with a AFLP-derived distances. PLoS ONE 5(6):e11212, 2010.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, S. Bresson, and P. Conant. Single-queen introductions characterize regional and local invasions by the facultatively clonal little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata. Molecular Ecology 18(14):2937-2944, 2009.

  • T.L. Vo, U.G. Mueller, and A.S. Mikheyev. Free-living fungal symbionts (Lepiotaceae) of fungus-growing ants (Attini: Formicidae). Mycologia 101(2):206-210, 2009.

  • A.S. Mikheyev. History, genetics and pathology of a leaf-cutting ant introduction: a case study of the guadeloupe invasion. Biological Invasions 10(4):467-473, 2008.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, L. Tchingnoumba, A. Henderson, and A. Alonso. Effect of propagule pressure on the establishment and spread of the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata in a Gabonese oilfeld. Diversity and Distributions 14(2):301-306, 2008.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, T. Vo, and U.G. Mueller. Phylogeography of post-pleistocene population expansion in a fungus-gardening ant and its microbial mutualists. Molecular Ecology 17(20):4480-4488, 2008.

  • J. Martins, S. Solomon, A.S. Mikheyev, U. Mueller, A. Ortiz, and M. Bacci. Nuclear mitochondrial-like sequences in ants: evidence from Atta cephalotes (Formicidae: Attini). Insect Molecular Biology 16(6):777-784, 2007.

  • A.S. Mikheyev and U.G. Mueller. Genetic relationships between native and introduced populations of the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata. Diversity and Distributions13(5):573-579, 2007.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, U.G. Mueller, and J.J. Boomsma. Population genetic signatures of diffuse co-evolution between leaf-cutting ants and their cultivar fungi. Molecular Ecology 16(1):209-216, 2007.

  • A.S. Mikheyev, U.G. Mueller, and P. Abbot. Cryptic sex and many-to-one coevolution in the fungus-growing ant symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(28):10702-10706, 2006.

  • A.S. Mikheyev and U. Mueller. Invasive species: customs intercepts reveal what makes a good ant stowaway. Current Biology 16(4):R129-R131, 2006.

  • S.E. Solomon and A.S. Mikheyev. The ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fauna of Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Florida Entomologist 88(4):415-423, 2005.

  • A.S. Mikheyev. Male accessory gland size and the evolutionary transition from single to multiple mating in the fungus-gardening ants. Journal of Insect Science 4, 2004.

  • A.S. Mikheyev and W. Tschinkel. Nest architecture of the ant Formica pallidefulva: structure, costs and rules of excavation. Insectes Sociaux 51(1):30-36, 2004.

  • A.S. Mikheyev. Evidence for mating plugs in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Insectes Sociaux 50(4):401-402, 2003.

  • T. Seeley and A.S. Mikheyev. Reproductive decisions by honey bee colonies: tuning investment in male production in relation to success in energy acquisition. Insectes Sociaux 50(2):134-138, 2003.

  • W.R. Tschinkel, A.S. Mikheyev, and S.R. Storz. Allometry of workers of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Science 3, 2003.

  • T.D. Seeley, A.S. Mikheyev, and G.J. Pagano. Dancing bees tune both duration and rate of waggle-run production in relation to nectar-source profitability. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 186(9):813-819, 2000.