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Walsh JT, L Pontieri, P d’Ettorre, TA Linksvayer. 2020. Ant cuticular hydrocarbons are heritable and associated with variation in colony productivity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20201029. | website, PDF

Walsh JT, S Garnier, TA Linksvayer. 2020. Ant collective behavior is heritable and shaped by selection. American Naturalist 196: 10.1086/710709 | website, PDF

Singh R, TA Linksvayer. 2020. The bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia increases reproductive investment and accelerates the life cycle of ant colonies. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: doi: 10.1242/jeb.220079. | website, PDF

Friedman DA, BR Johnson, TA Linksvayer. 2020. Distributed physiology and the molecular basis of social life in eusocial insects. Hormones and Behavior 122: 104757. | website, PDF

Tong C, GB Najim, N Pinter-Wollman, JN Pruitt, TA Linksvayer. 2020. Comparative genomics identifies putative signatures of sociality in spiders. Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 122-133 | websitePDF

Highlight in issue: Untangling the genetic basis of sociality in spiders.

Linksvayer TA. 2020. Genetics of social behavior. In Starr C (ed) Encylocpedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham. | website, PDF


Linksvayer TA, BR Johnson. 2019. Re-thinking the social ladder approach for elucidating the evolution and molecular basis of insect societies. Current Opinion in Insect Science 34: 123-129. | website, PDF

Warner MR, AS Mikheyev, TA Linksvayer. 2019. Transcriptomic basis and evolution of the ant interactome. PLoS Genetics 15: e1008156| website, PDF

Warner MR, L Qiu, MJ Holmes, AS Mikheyev, TA Linksvayer. 2019. The convergent evolution of caste in ants and honey bees is based on a shared core of ancient reproductive genes and many plastic genes. Nature Communications 10: 2651. | website, PDF

Pontieri L, TA Linksvayer. 2019. Monomorium. In Starr C (ed) Encylocpedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham. | website, PDF


Walsh JT, L Signorotti, TA Linksvayer, P d’Ettorre. 2018. Phenotypic correlation between queen and worker brood care supports the role of maternal care in the evolution of eusociality. Ecology and Evolution 2018: 1-7. |  PDF

Walsh JT, MR Warner, A Kase, BJ Cushing, TA Linksvayer. 2018. Ant nurse workers exhibit behavioural and transcriptomic specialization on larval stage. Animal Behaviour 141: 161-169. |  PDF

Warner MR, J Lipponen, TA Linksvayer. 2018. Pharaoh ant colonies dynamically regulate reproductive allocation based on colony demography. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 72: 31. |  PDF


Gospocic J, EJ Shields, KM Glastad, Y Lin, CA Penick, H Yan, AS Mikheyev, TA Linksvayer, BA Garcia, S Berger, J Liebig, D Reinberg, R Bonasio. (2017). The neuropeptide corazonin controls social behavior and caste identity in ants. Cell 170:
748-759. |  PDF

Pontieri, L., Schmidt A. M., Singh R., Pedersen J. S., & Linksvayer T. A. (2017).  Artificial selection on ant female caste ratio uncovers a link between female-biased sex ratios and infection by Wolbachia endosymbionts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30, 225-234. | PDF

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


Tarpy, D. R., Simone-Finstrom M., & Linksvayer T. A. (2016).  Honey bee colonies regulate queen reproductive traits by controlling which queens survive to adulthood. Insectes Sociaux 63: 169-174. | PDF

Warner, M. R., Kovaka K., & Linksvayer T. A. (2016).  Late-instar ant worker larvae play a prominent role in colony-level caste regulation. Insectes Sociaux 63: 575-583. | PDF

Linksvayer, T. A., & Wade M. J. (2016).  Theoretical predictions for sociogenomic data: the effects of kin selection and sex-limited expression on the evolution of social insect genomes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: 4: 65. | PDF


Keller, K., Ishak H. D., Linksvayer T. A., & Mueller U. G. (2015).  Bacterial community composition and diversity in an ancestral ant fungus symbiosis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91: fiv073. Editor’s Choice article for issue. | PDF

Akçay, E., Linksvayer T. A., & Van Cleve J. (2015).  Bridging social evolution theory and emerging empirical approaches to social behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6: 59-64. | PDF

Mikheyev, A. S., & Linksvayer T. A. (2015).  Genes associated with ant social behavior show distinct transcriptional and evolutionary patterns. eLife 4: e04775. | PDF

Jasper, W. C., Linksvayer T. A., Atallah J., Friedman D., Chiu J. C., & Johnson B. R. (2015).  Large scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of post-developmental novelty in honey bees. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 334-346. | WebsitePDF

Linksvayer, T. A. (2015).  The molecular and evolutionary genetic implications of being truly social for the social insects. Advances in Insect Physiology 48: 271-292. | PDF

Vojvodic, S., Johnson B. R., Harpur B., Kent C., Zayed A., Anderson K. E., & Linksvayer T. A. (2015).  The transcriptomic and evolutionary signature of social interactions regulating honey bee caste development. Ecology and Evolution: DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1720. PDF


Pontieri, L., Vojvodic S., Graham R., Pedersen J. S., & Linksvayer T. A. (2014).  Ant colonies prefer infected over uninfected nest sites. PLoS ONE. 9, e111961. | Website – Nova Next story discussing Pontieri et al. 2014 | Website – New York Times story about waste management mentioning Pontieri et al. 2014 | PDF – pontierial.2014.plos-onesi-197myyl

Linksvayer, T. A. (2014).  Eusociality. (Losos, J., Ed.).Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. , New York: Oxford University Press | Website

Linksvayer, T. A. (2014).  Survival of the fittest group. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13755. News & Views on Pruitt and Goodnight 2014, | Website | PDF – linksvayer_nature_2014_news_and_views-2fh43t7


Kellner, K., Fernandez-Marin H., Ishak H. D., Sen R., Linksvayer T. A., & Mueller U. G. (2013).  Co-evolutionary patterns and diversification of ant-fungus associations in the asexual fungus-farming ant Mycocepurus smithii in Panama. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26, 1353-1362. | PDF – kellner_et_al_2013_co-evolutionary_patterns_ant_fungus-11vpi90

Holman, L., van Zweden J. S., Linksvayer T. A., & d’Ettorre P. (2013).  Crozier’s paradox revisited: maintenance of genetic recognition systems by disassortative mating. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13, 211. | PDF – holman_et_al_2013_croziers_paradox_revisited-s36yid

Holman, L., Linksvayer T. A., & d’Ettorre P. (2013).  Genetic constraints on dishonesty and caste dimorphism in an ant. American Naturalist. 181, 161-170. | PDF – holman_et_al_2013_genetic_constraints_on_dishonesty-1wp3gn1 | Website

Linksvayer, T. A., Busch J. W., & Smith C. R. (2013).  Social supergenes of superorganisms: Do supergenes play important roles in social evolution?. Bioessays. 35, 683-689. | Website


Linksvayer, T. A., Fewell J. H., Gadau J., & Laubichler M. D. (2012).  Developmental evolution in social insects: regulatory networks from genes to societies. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B-Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 318B, 159-169. | PDF – linksvayer_et_al_2012_jez_developmental_evolution_in_social_insects_color_0-1a91vog

Linksvayer, T. A., Kaftanoglu O., Akyol E., Blatch S., Amdam G. V., & Page R. E. (2012).  Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen-worker dimorphism (vol 24, pg 1939, 2011). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25, 416-416. | PDF – linksvayer_et_al_2011_jeb_corrected_0-1nqfjg3

Wang, Y., Kocher S. D., Linksvayer T. A., Grozinger C. M., Page R. E., & Amdam G. V. (2012).  Regulation of behaviorally associated gene networks in worker honey bee ovaries. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 124-134. | PDF – wang_et_al_2011_j_exp_biol-1rs3sar


Anderson, K. E., Wheeler D. E., Yang K., & Linksvayer T. A. (2011).  Dynamics of an ant-ant obligate mutualism: colony growth, density dependence and frequency dependence. Molecular Ecology. 20, 1781-1793., Number 8 | PDF – anderson_et_al._2011_molecol-wlyaix

Rueppell, O., Metheny J. D., Linksvayer T., Fondrk M. K., Page R. E., & Amdam G. V. (2011).  Genetic architecture of ovary size and asymmetry in European honeybee workers. Heredity. 106, 894-903. | PDF – rueppell_et_al_2011_heredity-2a8ummf

Abbot, P., Abe J., Alcock J., Alizon S., Alpedrinha J. A. C., Andersson M., et al. (2011).  Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature. 471, E1-E4., Number 7339 | PDF – abbot_etal_nature_2011-1d47xop

Van Dyken, J. D., Linksvayer T. A., & Wade M. J. (2011).  Kin selection-mutation balance: a model for the origin, maintenance, and consequences of social cheating. American Naturalist. 177, 288-300., Number 3 | PDF – van_dyken_et_al_2011_kin_selection-mutation_balance_am_nat-plowhp

Linksvayer, T. A., Kaftanoglu O., Akyol E., Blatch S., Amdam G. V., & Page R. E. (2011).  Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen-worker dimorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24, 1939-1948. | PDF – linksvayer_et_al_2011_jeb_corrected-sn7q0f

Schmidt, A. M., Linksvayer T. A., Boomsma J. J., & Pedersen J. S. (2011).  No benefit in diversity? The effect of genetic variation on survival and disease resistance in a polygynous social insect. Ecological Entomology. 36, 751-759. | PDF – schmidt_et_al_2011_ecol_entomol-zdmqd0

Schmidt, A. M., Linksvayer T. A., Boomsma J. J., & Pedersen J. S. (2011).  Queen-worker caste ratio depends on colony size in the pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis). Insectes Sociaux. 58, 139-144., Number 2 | PDF – schmidtal.2011_insectsoc_reprint-1yok16h

Kaftanoglu, O., Linksvayer T. A., & Page R. E. (2011).  Rearing honey bees, Apis mellifera, in vitro 1: Effects of sugar concentrations on survival and development. Journal of Insect Science. 11, 96. | PDF – kaftanoglu_et_al_2011_j_insect_science_in_vitro-1pgt4jc


van Zweden, J. S., Brask J. B., Christensen J. H., Boomsma J. J., Linksvayer T. A., & d’Ettorre P. (2010).  Blending of heritable recognition cues among ant nestmates creates distinct colony gestalt odours but prevents within-colony nepotism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23, 1498-1508. | PDF – van_zweden_et_al_2010_jeb_blending_of_heritable_recognition_cues-1ryh9ha

Johnson, B. R., & Linksvayer T. A. (2010).  Deconstructing the Superorganism: Social Physiology, Groundplans, and Sociogenomics. Quarterly Review of Biology. 85, 57-79., Number 1 | PDF – johnson_and_linksvayer_2010-18w8g9z

Wade, M. J., Wilson D. S., Goodnight C., Taylor D., Bar-Yam Y., de Aguiar M. A. M., Stacey B., Werfel J., Hoelzer G. A., Brodie E. D., Fields P., Breden F., Linksvayer T. A., Fletcher J. A., Richerson P. J., Bever J. D., Van Dyken J. D., & Zee P. (2010).  Multilevel and kin selection in a connected world. Nature. 463, E8-E9., Number 7283 | PDF – wade_et_al_2010_nature_multilevel_and_kin_selection-1hpmstf

Linksvayer, T. A. (2010).  Subsociality and the evolution of eusociality. (Breed, M., Moore, J., Ed.).Encylopedia of Animal Behavior. : Academic Press | PDF – linksvayer_2010_subsociality_chapter_00359-1xbujbs

Moorad, J. A., & Linksvayer T. A. (2010).  Levels of selection on threshold characters (vol 179, pg 899, 2008). Genetics. 185, 706-706., Number 2

Kaftanoglu, O., Linksvayer T. A., & Page R. E. (2010).  Rearing honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in vitro: effects of feeding intervals on survival and development. Journal of Apicultural Research. 49, 311-317., Number 4


Linksvayer, T. A., & Wade M. J. (2009).  Genes with social effects are expected to harbor more sequence variation within and between species. Evolution. 63, 1685-1696., Number 7 | PDF – linksvayer_and_wade_2009_evolution_genes_with_social_effects-2eykum3

Linksvayer, T. A., Fondrk M. K., & Page R. E. (2009).  Honeybee social regulatory networks are shaped by colony-level selection. American Naturalist. 173, E99-E107. | PDF – linksvayer_et_al_2009_amnat_honey_bee_social_regulatory_networks-1euyrcj

Linksvayer, T. A., Rueppell O., Siegel A., Kaftanoglu O., Page R. E., & Amdam G. V. (2009).  The genetic basis of transgressive ovary size in honeybee workers. Genetics. 183, 693-707., Number 2

Anderson, K. E., Smith C. R., Linksvayer T. A., Mott B. M., Gadau J., & Fewell J. H. (2009).  Modeling the maintenance of a dependent lineage system: the influence of positive frequency-dependent selection on sex ratio. Evolution. 63, 2142-2152., Number 8

Page Jr, R. E., Linksvayer T. A., & Amdam G. V. (2009).  Social life from solitary regulatory networks: a new paradigm for insect sociality. (Gadau, J., Fewell, J. H., Ed.).Organization of Insect Societies: From Genomes to Socio-complexity. , Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

Linksvayer, T. A., & Janssen M. A. (2009).  Traits underlying the capacity of ant colonies to adapt to disturbance and stress regimes. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 26, 315-329., Number 3


Moorad, J. A., & Linksvayer T. A. (2008).  Levels of selection on threshold characters. Genetics. 179, 899-905., Number 2 | PDF – moorad_and_linksvayer_2008_genetics_threshold_traits_0-18vp4ik

Linksvayer, T. A. (2008).  Queen-worker-brood coadaptation rather than conflict may drive colony resource allocation in the ant Temnothorax curvispinosus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62, 647-657., Number 5 | PDF – linksvayer_2008_bes_queen-worker-brood_coadaptation-2fpp0sn

Anderson, K. E., Linksvayer T. A., & Smith C. R. (2008).  The causes and consequences of genetic caste determination in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News. 11, 119-132.


Linksvayer, T. A. (2007).  Ant species differences determined by epistasis between brood and worker genomes. PLoS ONE. 2, , Number 10 | PDF – linksvayer_2007_plos_one_interspecific_differences_and_intergenomic_epsistasis-1vn7hf5


Neiman, M., & Linksvayer T. A. (2006).  The conversion of variance and the evolutionary potential of restricted recombination. Heredity. 96, 111-121., Number 2 | PDF – neiman_and_linksvayer_2006-2j1ht6b

Linksvayer, T. A. (2006).  Direct, maternal, and sibsocial genetic effects on individual and colony traits in an ant. Evolution. 60, 2552-2561., Number 12 | PDF – linksvayer_2006_evolution__direct_maternal_sibsocial_genetic_effects_in_an_ant-1ml0ezd

Linksvayer, T. A., Wade M. J., & Gordon D. M. (2006).  Genetic caste determination in harvester ants: Possible origin and maintenance by cyto-nuclear epistasis. Ecology. 87, 2185-2193., Number 9

Steiner, F. M., Schlick-Steiner B. C., Konrad H., Linksvayer T. A., Quek S. P., Christian E., Stauffer C., & Buschinger A. (2006).  Phylogeny and evolutionary history of queen polymorphic Myrmecina ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). European Journal of Entomology. 103, 619-626., Number 3


Linksvayer, T. A., & Wade M. J. (2005).  The evolutionary origin and elaboration of sociality in the aculeate Hymenoptera: Maternal effects, sib-social effects, and heterochrony. Quarterly Review of Biology. 80, 317-336., Number 3 | PDF – linksvayer_and_wade_2005_qrb_evolution_of_sociality-2ky0apb


Buschinger, A., & Linksvayer T. A. (2004).  Novel blend of life history trais in an inquiline ant, Temnothorax minutissimus, with description of the male (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News. 6, 67-76. | PDF – buschinger_and_linksvayer_2004_myrmecological_news-q1v93g


Linksvayer, T. A., McCall A. C., Jensen R. M., Marshall C. M., Miner J. W., & McKone M. J. (2002).  The function of hitchhiking behavior in the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. Biotropica. 34, 93-100., Number 1 | PDF – linksvayer_et_al_2002_biotropica_function_of_hitchhiking-1u3hycz

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