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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.