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Antoine Felden
Victoria University of Wellington
3Publications
1H-index
28Citations
Publications 3
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Published on Apr 8, 2019in Scientific Reports 4.01
Philip J. Lester21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Victoria University of Wellington),
Kaitlin H. Buick (Victoria University of Wellington)+ 2 AuthorsJohn Haywood8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Victoria University of Wellington)
Invasive species populations periodically collapse from high to low abundance, sometimes even to extinction. Pathogens and the burden they place on invader immune systems have been hypothesised as a mechanism for these collapses. We examined the association of the bacterial pathogen (Pseudomonas spp.) and the viral community with immune gene expression in the globally invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile (Mayr)). RNA-seq analysis found evidence for 17 different viruses in Argentine ants fr...
Published on Nov 1, 2018in Journal of Animal Ecology 4.36
Antoine Felden1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Victoria University of Wellington),
Carolina I. Paris4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UBA: University of Buenos Aires)
+ 5 AuthorsMonica A. M. Gruber8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Victoria University of Wellington)
Published on Sep 15, 2016in The Journal of Experimental Biology 3.02
Abel Bernadou6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Toulouse),
Antoine Felden1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Toulouse)
+ 2 AuthorsVincent Fourcassié6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Toulouse)
ABSTRACT We studied in the field the load transport behavior of workers of the polymorphic Mediterranean seed harvester ant Messor barbarus . Individual ants used two different methods to transport food items: carrying and dragging. The probability of dragging instead of carrying varied significantly with both the mass of the item transported and its linear dimension. Moreover, the values of item mass and length at which dragging began to occur increased with increasing size of the workers. Howe...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Timothée Brütsch4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UNIL: University of Lausanne),
Antoine Felden1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsHeikki O. Helanterä1
Estimated H-index: 1
Ant queens that attempt to disperse and found new colonies independently face high mortality risks. The exposure of queens to soil entomopathogens during claustral colony founding may be particularly harmful, as founding queens lack the protection conferred by mature colonies. Here, we tested the hypotheses that founding queens (I) detect and avoid nest sites that are contaminated by fungal pathogens, and (II) tend to associate with other queens to benefit from social immunity when nest sites ar...
Published on Feb 23, 2012in Biology Letters 3.32
Ellen van Wilgenburg12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of California, Berkeley),
Antoine Felden1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 5 AuthorsNeil D. Tsutsui31
Estimated H-index: 31
Social insect cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) mixtures are among the most complex chemical cues known and are important in nest-mate, caste and species recognition. Despite our growing knowledge of the nature of these cues, we have very little insight into how social insects actually perceive and discriminate among these chemicals. In this study, we use the newly developed technique of differential olfactory conditioning to pure, custom-designed synthetic colony odours to analyse signal discriminati...
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