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Thelytokous Parthenogenesis in the Fungus-Gardening Ant Mycocepurus smithii (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Christian Rabeling, José Lino-Neto, Simone C. Cappellari, Iracenir A. Dos-Santos, Ulrich G. Mueller, Maurício Bacci, Jr. (Editor: Corrie S. Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History, USA)
Ants, Cataglyphis cursor, Use Precisely Directed Rescue Behavior to Free Entrapped Relatives by Elise Nowbahari, Alexandra Scohier, Jean-Luc Durand, Karen L. Hollis. (Editor: Frederick R. Adler, University of Utah, USA)
Feeding and Stocking Up: Radio-Labelled Food Reveals Exchange Patterns in Ants by Aurélie Buffin, Damien Denis, Gaetan Van Simaeys, Serge Goldman, Jean-Louis Deneubourg. (Editor: Sean Rands, University of Bristol, UK)
Ants Sow the Seeds of Global Diversification in Flowering Plants by Szabolcs Lengyel, Aaron D. Gove, Andrew M. Latimer, Jonathan D. Majer, Robert R. Dunn. (Editor: Jérôme Chave, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Range Expansion Drives Dispersal Evolution In An Equatorial Three-Species Symbiosis by Guillaume Léotard, Gabriel Debout, Ambroise Dalecky, Sylvain Guillot, Laurence Gaume, Doyle McKey, Finn Kjellberg. (Editor: Anna Dornhaus, University of Arizona, USA)
Graveyards on the Move: The Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Dead Ophiocordyceps-Infected Ants by Maj-Britt Pontoppidan, Winanda Himaman, Nigel L. Hywel-Jones, Jacobus J. Boomsma, David P. Hughes. (Editor: Anna Dornhaus, University of Arizona, USA)
Ant Queen Egg-Marking Signals: Matching Deceptive Laboratory Simplicity with Natural Complexity by Jelle S. van Zweden, Jürgen Heinze, Jacobus J. Boomsma, Patrizia d’Ettorre. (Editor: Tom Tregenza, University of Exeter, UK)
Species-Specific Seed Dispersal in an Obligate Ant-Plant Mutualism by Elsa Youngsteadt, Jeniffer Alvarez Baca, Jason Osborne, Coby Schal. (Editor: Nigel E. Raine, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK)
The Evolution of Invasiveness in Garden Ants by Sylvia Cremer, Line V. Ugelvig, Falko P. Drijfhout, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Florian M. Steiner, Bernhard Seifert, David P. Hughes, Andreas Schulz, Klaus S. Petersen, Heino Konrad, Christian Stauffer, Kadri Kiran, Xavier Espadaler, Patrizia d’Ettorre, Nihat Aktaç, Jørgen Eilenberg, Graeme R. Jones, David R. Nash, Jes S. Pedersen, Jacobus J. Boomsma. (Editor: Erik I. Svensson, Lund University, Sweden)
GP-9s Are Ubiquitous Proteins Unlikely Involved in Olfactory Mediation of Social Organization in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta by Walter S. Leal, Yuko Ishida. (Editor: Hany A. El-Shemy, Cairo University, Egypt)
Paleodistributions and Comparative Molecular Phylogeography of Leafcutter Ants (Atta spp.) Provide New Insight into the Origins of Amazonian Diversity by Scott E. Solomon, Mauricio Bacci, Jr, Joaquim Martins, Jr, Giovanna Gonçalves Vinha, Ulrich G. Mueller. (Editor: Peter M. Bennett, University of Kent, UK)
Mating with Stressed Males Increases the Fitness of Ant Queens by Alexandra Schrempf, Jürgen Heinze. (Editor: Andy Gardner, University of Edinburgh, UK)
A Revision of Malagasy Species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Brian L. Fisher, M. Alex Smith. (Editor: James Trager, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA)
Molecular Variation at a Candidate Gene Implicated in the Regulation of Fire Ant Social Behavior by Dietrich Gotzek, D. DeWayne Shoemaker, Kenneth G. Ross. (Editor: Stuart West, University of Edinburgh, UK)
Ant Species Differences Determined by Epistasis between Brood and Worker Genomes by Timothy A. Linksvayer. (Editor: Andy Gardner, University of Edinburgh, UK)
Antagonistic Bacterial Interactions Help Shape Host-Symbiont Dynamics within the Fungus-Growing Ant-Microbe Mutualism by Michael Poulsen, Daniel P. Erhardt, Daniel J. Molinaro, Ting-Li Lin, Cameron R. Currie. (Editor: Leah Cowen, University of Toronto, Canada)
Urban Physiology: City Ants Possess High Heat Tolerance by Michael J. Angilletta, Jr, Robbie S. Wilson, Amanda C. Niehaus, Michael W. Sears, Carlos A. Navas, Pedro L. Ribeiro. (Editor: Steven Chown, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
PLoS ONE research is constantly receiving media coverage—here’s a recent sampling of the coverage on ant research:
- Ants ‘only help out their own family during rescues’
- Ant Has Given Up Sex Completely, Report Researchers
- Ants Can Learn To Forage On One-way Trails
- Killer Fungi and Zombie Ants
- Ant invader knocks on UK’s door
- Urban Ants Handle Heat Better
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