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Publications: Dr Yannick Wurm

Stolle E, Pracana R, López-Osorio F, Priebe MK, Hernández GL, Castillo-Carrillo C, Arias MC, Paris CI et al. ( 2022 ) . Recurring adaptive introgression of a supergene variant that determines social organization . Nature Communications vol. 13 , ( 1 )
Manfredini F, Martinez-Ruiz C, Wurm Y, Shoemaker DW, Brown MJF ( 2022 ) . Social isolation and group size are associated with divergent gene expression in the brain of ant queens . Genes, Brain and Behavior vol. 21 , ( 3 )
Formenti G, Theissinger K, Fernandes C, Bista I, Bombarely A, Bleidorn C, Ciofi C, Crottini A et al. ( 2022 ) . The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics . Trends in Ecology and Evolution vol. 37 , ( 3 ) 197 - 202 .
Colgan TJ, Arce AN, Gill RJ, Ramos Rodrigues A, Kanteh A, Duncan EJ, Li L, Chittka L et al. ( 2022 ) . Genomic Signatures of Recent Adaptation in a Wild Bumblebee . Molecular Biology and Evolution vol. 39 , ( 2 )
Brahma A, Leon RG, Hernandez GL, Wurm Y ( 2022 ) . Larger, more connected societies of ants have a higher prevalence of viruses . Molecular Ecology vol. 31 , ( 3 ) 859 - 865 .
Holland PWH, Jiggins CD, Liedvogel M, Warren G, Wurm Y ( 2021 ) . Functional genomics of supergene-controlled behavior in the white-throated sparrow . Fac Rev vol. 10 ,
Jackson R, Henry LM, Wurm Y ( 2020 ) . Evolution: The Legacy of Endosymbiosis in Ants . Current Biology vol. 30 , ( 22 ) R1385 - R1387 .
Martinez-Ruiz C, Pracana R, Stolle E, Paris CI, Nichols RA, Wurm Y ( 2020 ) . Genomic architecture and evolutionary antagonism drive allelic expression bias in the social supergene of red fire ants . eLife vol. 9 , 1 - 23 .
López-Osorio F, Wurm Y ( 2020 ) . Healthy Pollinators: Evaluating Pesticides with Molecular Medicine Approaches . Trends in Ecology and Evolution vol. 35 , ( 5 ) 380 - 383 .
Zile K, Dessimoz C, Wurm Y, Masel J ( 2020 ) . Only a single taxonomically restricted gene family in the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup can be identified with high confidence . Genome Biology and Evolution vol. 12 , ( 8 ) 1355 - 1366 .
Priyam A, Woodcroft BJ, Rai V, Moghul I, Munagala A, Ter F, Chowdhary H, Pieniak I et al. ( 2019 ) . Sequenceserver: A Modern Graphical User Interface for Custom BLAST Databases . Molecular Biology and Evolution vol. 36 , ( 12 ) 2922 - 2924 .
Moghul I, Priyam A, Wurm Y ( 2019 ) . Erratum: Correction to: Choosing the Best Gene Predictions with GeneValidator (Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) (2019) 1962 (257-267)) . Methods in Molecular Biology vol. 1962 , C1 - C1 .
Dhaygude K, Nair A, Johansson H, Wurm Y, Sundström L ( 2019 ) . The first draft genomes of the ant Formica exsecta, and its Wolbachia endosymbiont reveal extensive gene transfer from endosymbiont to host . BMC Genomics vol. 20 , ( 1 )
WURM Y, CHITTKA L ( 2019 ) . Caste- and pesticide-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure on gene expression in bumblebees . Molecular Ecology
Stolle E, Pracana R, Howard P, Paris CI, Brown SJ, Castillo-Carrillo C, Rossiter SJ, Wurm Y ( 2019 ) . Degenerative Expansion of a Young Supergene . Molecular Biology and Evolution vol. 36 , ( 3 ) 553 - 561 .
Moghul I, Priyam A, Wurm Y ( 2019 ) . Choosing the best gene predictions with GeneValidator . Gene Prediction vol. 1962 , 257 - 267 .
Arce AN, Rodrigues AR, Yu J, Colgan TJ, Wurm Y, Gill RJ ( 2018 ) . Foraging bumblebees acquire a preference for neonicotinoid-treated food with prolonged exposure . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 285 , ( 1885 )
FAVREAU E, Martínez Ruiz C, RODRIGUES SANTIAGO L, Hammond RL, WURM Y ( 2017 ) . Genes and genomic processes underpinning the social lives of ants . Current Opinion in Insect Science vol. 25 ,
Boomsma JJ, Brady SG, Dunn RR, Gadau J, Heinze J, Keller L, Moreau CS, Sanders NJ et al. ( 2017 ) . The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (GAGA) . Myrmecological News vol. 25 , 61 - 66 .
Pracana R, Levantis I, Martínez-Ruiz C, Stolle E, Priyam A, Wurm Y ( 2017 ) . Fire ant social chromosomes: Differences in number, sequence and expression of odorant binding proteins . Evolution Letters vol. 1 , ( 4 ) 199 - 210 .
Pracana R, Priyam A, Levantis I, Nichols RA, Wurm Y ( 2017 ) . The fire ant social chromosome supergene variant Sb shows low diversity but high divergence from SB . Molecular Ecology vol. 26 , ( 11 ) 2864 - 2879 .
Arce AN, David TI, Randall EL, Ramos Rodrigues A, Colgan TJ, Wurm Y, Gill RJ ( 2016 ) . Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting . Journal of Applied Ecology
Semmens DC, Mirabeau O, Moghul I, Pancholi MR, Wurm Y, Elphick MR ( 2016 ) . Transcriptomic identification of Starfish Neuropeptide precursors yields new insights into neuropeptide evolution . Open Biology vol. 6 , ( 2 )
Drăgan M-A, Moghul I, Priyam A, Bustos C, Wurm Y ( 2016 ) . GeneValidator: identify problems with protein-coding gene predictions . Bioinformatics vol. 32 , ( 10 ) 1559 - 1561 .
Wurm Y ( 2015 ) . Arthropod genomics beyond fruit flies: Bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate causation . Briefings in Functional Genomics vol. 14 , ( 6 ) 381 - 383 .
Wallom DCH, Booth T, Bowery A, Collier B, Kershaw P, Priyam A, Wurm Y, Field D ( 2015 ) . Desktop as a service supporting environmental 'omics . Proceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2015 .
WURM Y, Nygaard S ( 2015 ) . Ant genomics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize . Myrmecological News vol. 21 , 59 - 72 .
Nipitwattanaphon M, Wang J, Ross KG, Riba-Grognuz O, Wurm Y, Khurewathanakul C, Keller L ( 2014 ) . Effects of ploidy and sex-locus genotype on gene expression patterns in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta . Proc Biol Sci vol. 281 , ( 1797 )
Buechel SD, Wurm Y, Keller L ( 2014 ) . Social chromosome variants differentially affect queen determination and the survival of workers in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta . Mol Ecol vol. 23 , ( 20 ) 5117 - 5127 .
Purcell J, Brelsford A, Wurm Y, Perrin N, Chapuisat M ( 2014 ) . Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants . Current Biology vol. 24 , ( 22 ) 2728 - 2732 .
Schrader L, Kim JW, Ence D, Zimin A, Klein A, Wyschetzki K, Weichselgartner T, Kemena C et al. ( 2014 ) . Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species . Nature Communications vol. 5 ,
Valles SM, Shoemaker DW, Wurm Y, Strong CA, Varone L, Becnel JJ, Shirk PD ( 2013 ) . Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta . Biological Control vol. 67 , ( 3 ) 431 - 439 .
Simola DF, Wissler L, Donahue G, Waterhouse RM, Helmkampf M, Roux J, Nygaard S, Glastad KM et al. ( 2013 ) . Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality . Genome Research vol. 23 , ( 8 ) 1235 - 1247 .
Manfredini F, Riba-Grognuz O, Wurm Y, Keller L, Shoemaker DW, Grozinger CM ( 2013 ) . Sociogenomics of Cooperation and Conflict during Colony Founding in the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta . PLoS Genetics vol. 9 , ( 8 )
Corona M, Libbrecht R, Wurm Y, Riba-Grognuz O, Studer RA, Keller L ( 2013 ) . Vitellogenin Underwent Subfunctionalization to Acquire Caste and Behavioral Specific Expression in the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus . PLoS Genetics vol. 9 , ( 8 )
Kulmuni J, Wurm Y, Pamilo P ( 2013 ) . Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates . Heredity vol. 110 , ( 6 ) 538 - 547 .
Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L ( 2013 ) . Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection . Proc Biol Sci vol. 280 , ( 1758 )
Wang J, Wurm Y, Nipitwattanaphon M, Riba-Grognuz O, Huang Y-C, Shoemaker D, Keller L ( 2013 ) . A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants . Nature vol. 493 , ( 7434 ) 664 - 668 .
Kulmuni J, Wurm Y, Pamilo P ( 2013 ) . Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates . Heredity
Manfredini F, Riba-Grognuz O, Wurm Y, Keller L, Shoemaker DW, Grozinger CM ( 2013 ) . Sociogenomics of Cooperation and Conflict during Colony Founding in the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta . PLoS Genetics vol. 9 , ( 8 )
Corona M, Libbrecht R, Wurm Y, Riba-Grognuz O, Studer RA, Keller L ( 2013 ) . Vitellogenin underwent subfunctionalization to acquire caste and behavioral specific expression in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus . PLoS Genet vol. 9 , ( 8 )
Ingram KK, Kutowoi A, Wurm Y, Shoemaker DW, Meier R, Bloch G ( 2012 ) . The Molecular Clockwork of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta . PLoS ONE vol. 7 , ( 11 )
Chittka A, Wurm Y, Chittka L ( 2012 ) . Epigenetics: the making of ant castes . Curr Biol vol. 22 , ( 19 ) R835 - R838 .
Gadau J, Helmkampf M, Nygaard S, Roux J, Simola DF, Smith CR, Suen G, Wurm Y et al. ( 2012 ) . The genomic impact of 100 million years of social evolution in seven ant species . Trends in Genetics vol. 28 , ( 1 ) 14 - 21 .
Riba-Grognuz O, Keller L, Falquet L, Xenarios I, Wurm Y ( 2011 ) . Visualization and quality assessment of de novo genome assemblies . Bioinformatics vol. 27 , ( 24 ) 3425 - 3426 .
Hunt BG, Ometto L, Wurm Y, Shoemaker DW, Yi SV, Keller L, Goodisman MAD ( 2011 ) . Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol. 108 , ( 38 ) 15936 - 15941 .
Nygaard S, Zhang G, Schiøtt M, Li C, Wurm Y, Hu H, Zhou J, Ji L et al. ( 2011 ) . The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming . Genome Research vol. 21 , ( 8 ) 1339 - 1348 .
Wurm Y, Wang J, Riba-Grognuz O, Corona M, Nygaard S, Hunt BG, Ingram KK, Falquet L et al. ( 2011 ) . The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta . Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 108 , ( 14 ) 5679 - 5684 .
Gotzek D, Robertson HM, Wurm Y, Shoemaker D ( 2011 ) . Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: an example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins . PLoS One vol. 6 , ( 1 )
Wurm Y, Keller L ( 2010 ) . Parasitoid wasps: from natural history to genomic studies . Curr Biol vol. 20 , ( 5 ) R242 - R244 .
Wurm Y, Wang J, Keller L ( 2010 ) . Changes in reproductive roles are associated with changes in gene expression in fire ant queens . Mol Ecol vol. 19 , ( 6 ) 1200 - 1211 .
Wurm Y, Uva P, Ricci F, Wang J, Jemielity S, Iseli C, Falquet L, Keller L ( 2009 ) . Fourmidable: a database for ant genomics . BMC Genomics vol. 10 ,
Wurm Y, Wang J, Keller L ( 2007 ) . Behavioral genomics: A, bee, C, G, T . Curr Biol vol. 17 , ( 2 ) R51 - R53 .
Wang J, Jemielity S, Uva P, Wurm Y, Gräff J, Keller L ( 2007 ) . An annotated cDNA library and microarray for large-scale gene-expression studies in the ant Solenopsis invicta . Genome Biol vol. 8 , ( 1 )
Zerlin M, Greiffenberg L, Wurm Y, Winkler I, Kreusel D, Toemoe S, Ballabas L, Martin J ( 2005 ) . Cryostock - A software for cell culture management . Animal Cell Technology Meets Genomics . 397 - 400 .