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Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ants" by people in Profiles.
The genomic basis of army ant chemosensory adaptations. Mol Ecol. 2021 12; 30(24):6627-6641.
Gut bacteria are essential for normal cuticle development in herbivorous turtle ants. Nat Commun. 2021 01 29; 12(1):676.
Development but not diet alters microbial communities in the Neotropical arboreal trap jaw ant Daceton armigerum: an exploratory study. Sci Rep. 2020 04 30; 10(1):7350.
Disentangling the assembly mechanisms of ant cuticular bacterial communities of two Amazonian ant species sharing a common arboreal nest. Mol Ecol. 2020 04; 29(7):1372-1385.
Symbioses among ants and microbes. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2020 06; 39:1-5.
The Diversity and Distribution of Wolbachia, Rhizobiales, and Ophiocordyceps Within the Widespread Neotropical Turtle Ant, Cephalotes atratus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2020 Feb; 49(1):52-60.
Diversity of Wolbachia Associated with the Giant Turtle Ant, Cephalotes atratus. Curr Microbiol. 2019 Nov; 76(11):1330-1337.
Ant-plant interactions evolved through increasing interdependence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 11 27; 115(48):12253-12258.
Dietary specialization in mutualistic acacia-ants affects relative abundance but not identity of host-associated bacteria. Mol Ecol. 2019 02; 28(4):900-916.
Evidence for convergent evolution of host parasitic manipulation in response to environmental conditions. Evolution. 2018 10; 72(10):2144-2155.