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Fredrick J. Larabee
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
11Publications
5H-index
120Citations
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Royal Society Open Science 2.50
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Adrian A. Smith10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NCSU: North Carolina State University),
Andrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
What is the limit of animal speed and what mechanisms produce the fastest movements? More than natural history trivia, the answer provides key insight into the form–function relationship of musculoskeletal movement and can determine the outcome of predator–prey interactions. The fastest known animal movements belong to arthropods, including trap-jaw ants, mantis shrimp and froghoppers, that have incorporated latches and springs into their appendage systems to overcome the limits of muscle power....
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Journal of Zoology 1.96
Joshua Gibson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
+ 2 AuthorsAndrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Molecular Ecology 6.13
Pável Matos-Maraví5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Nicholas J. Matzke21
Estimated H-index: 21
(ANU: Australian National University)
+ 5 AuthorsMilan Janda15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UNAM: National Autonomous University of Mexico)
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in The Journal of Experimental Biology 3.18
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Smithsonian Institution),
Wulfila Gronenberg34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UA: University of Arizona),
Andrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
National Science Foundation [DDIG DEB-1407279, IOS-1354191]; Smithsonian Institution (Peter Buck Fellowship); National Geographic Society [9481-14]; School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 4.41
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Brian L. Fisher32
Estimated H-index: 32
(California Academy of Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsAndrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Abstract Ants in the genera Anochetus and Odontomachus belong to one of the largest clades in the subfamily Ponerinae, and are one of four lineages of ants possessing spring-loaded “trap-jaws.” Here we present results from the first global species-level molecular phylogenetic analysis of these trap-jaw ants, reconstructed from one mitochondrial, one ribosomal RNA, and three nuclear protein-coding genes. Bayesian and likelihood analyses strongly support reciprocal monophyly for the genera Anochet...
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Published on May 13, 2015in PLOS ONE 2.77
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Smithsonian Institution),
Andrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Animals use a variety of escape mechanisms to increase the probability of surviving predatory attacks. Antipredator defenses can be elaborate, making their evolutionary origin unclear. Trap-jaw ants are known for their rapid and powerful predatory mandible strikes, and some species have been observed to direct those strikes at the substrate, thereby launching themselves into the air away from a potential threat. This potential escape mechanism has never been examined in a natural context. We stu...
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Published on Jul 1, 2014
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Andrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Myrmecological News 1.84
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Smithsonian Institution),
Andrew V. Suarez45
Estimated H-index: 45
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
We review the biology of trap-jaw ants whose highly specialized mandibles generate extreme speeds and forces for predation and defense. Trap-jaw ants are characterized by elongated, power-amplified mandibles and use a combination of latches and springs to generate some of the fastest animal movements ever recorded. Remarkably, trap jaws have evolved at least four times in three subfamilies of ants. In this review, we discuss what is currently known about the evolution, morphology, kinematics, an...
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Published on Dec 1, 2008in Microbiology 0.85
Jay L. Mellies17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Reed College),
Fredrick J. Larabee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
+ 3 AuthorsDavid Mavor1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Reed College)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) expresses a type III secretion system (T3SS) required for pathogenesis. Regulation of the genes encoding the T3SS is complex; two major regulators control transcription, the silencer H-NS, and the related H-NS-like protein Ler. Our laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular differences that distinguish the anti-silencer Ler from H-NS, and how Ler differentially regulates EPEC virulence genes. Here, we demonstrate that mutated Ler proteins eit...
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