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Corrie S. Moreau
Field Museum of Natural History
PhysicsNeutronEcologyNeutron cross sectionBiology
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#1Caroline Birer (Agro ParisTech)
#2Corrie S. Moreau (Cornell University)H-Index: 24
Last. Christophe Duplais (Agro ParisTech)H-Index: 18
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Bacteria living on the cuticle of ants are generally studied for their protective role against pathogens, especially in the clade of fungus-growing ants. However, little is known of the diversity of cuticular bacteria in other ant host species, as well as of the mechanisms leading to the composition of these communities. Here, we used 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing to study the influence of host species, species interactions, and the pool of bacteria from the environment on the assembly of cu...
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#1Cíntia Martins (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)
#2Corrie S. Moreau (Cornell University)H-Index: 24
The presence of symbiotic relationships between organisms is a common phenomenon found across the tree of life. In particular, the association of bacterial symbionts with ants is an active area of study. This close relationship between ants and microbes can significantly impact host biology and is also considered one of the driving forces in ant evolution and diversification. Diet flexibility of ants may explain the evolutionary success of the group, which may be achieved by the presence of endo...
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Ants have been shown to engage in symbiosis across the tree of life, although our knowledge is far from complete. These interactions range from mutualistic to parasitic with several instances of manipulation of host behavior. Nutrient contributions in these symbioses include both farming for food and nitrogen recycling by gut-associated microbes. Interestingly, the ants that are mostly likely to host diverse and likely functional gut microbial communities are those that feed on extreme diets. Al...
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#1D. D. Reeves (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 1
#2Shauna L. Price (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
Last. Corrie S. Moreau (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 24
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Ants are an ecologically and evolutionarily diverse group, and they harbor a wide range of symbiotic microbial communities that often greatly affect their biology. Turtle ants (genus Cephalotes) engage in mutualistic relationships with gut bacteria and are exploited by microbial parasites. Studies have shown that associations among these microbial lineages and the turtle ant hosts vary geographically. However, these studies have been limited, and thorough within-species analyses of the variation...
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#1Dustin R. Rubenstein (Columbia University)H-Index: 27
#2J. Arvid Ågren (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
Last. Hans A. Hofmann (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 37
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Although social behavior can have a strong genetic component, it can also result in selection on genome structure and function, thereby influencing the evolution of the genome itself. Here we explore the bidirectional links between social behavior and genome architecture by considering variation in social and/or mating behavior among populations (social polymorphisms) and across closely related species. We propose that social behavior can influence genome architecture via associated demographic ...
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#1Hudson T. Pinheiro (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 16
#2Corrie S. Moreau (Cornell University)H-Index: 24
Last. Luiz A. Rocha (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 46
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#1Rodolfo S Probst (UofU: University of Utah)
#2Brian D. Wray (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 3
Last. Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 19
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#1Madeleine Kelly (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)
#2Shauna L. Price (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
Last. Corrie S. Moreau (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 24
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Symbiotic relationships between organisms are common throughout the tree of life, and often these organisms share an evolutionary history. In turtle ants (Cephalotes), symbiotic associations with bacteria are known to be especially important for supplementing the nutrients that their herbivorous diets do not provide. However, much remains unknown about the diversity of many common bacterial symbionts with turtle ants, such as Wolbachia. Here, we surveyed the diversity of Wolbachia, focusing on o...
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#2Corrie S. MoreauH-Index: 24
Last. Odair Correa BuenoH-Index: 22
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Several studies have attempted to understand what may influence the bacterial community of a host, but studies examining whether different bacterial species are found in different parts of the body of insects are limited. In the present study, we address the following questions: 1) How are bacterial communities distributed across different parts of the body (head, mesosoma, gaster) of Camponotus and 2) Is the diversity found explained by the environment in which these ants were collected? Our re...
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#1Peter J. Flynn (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 2
#2Corrie S. Moreau (Cornell University)H-Index: 24
Endogenous viral elements (EVEs) can play a significant role in the evolution of their hosts and have been identified in animals, plants, and fungi. Additionally, EVEs potentially provide an important snapshot of the evolutionary frequency of viral infection. The purpose of this study is to take a comparative host-centered approach to EVE discovery in ant genomes to better understand the relationship of EVEs to their ant hosts. Using a comprehensive bioinformatic pipeline, we screened all ninete...
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