Liselotte Sundstrom

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Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Reproductive alliances and posthumous fitness enhancement in male ants
    L Sundstrom
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1439-44. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Conflicts and alliances in insect families
    L Sundstrom
    University of Helsinki, Department of Ecology and Systematics, PO Box 17, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Heredity (Edinb) 86:515-21. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and sex-biased gene flow in the ant Formica exsecta
    Liselotte Sundstrom
    University of Lausanne, Institute of Ecology, Biology Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Evolution 57:1552-61. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitat age, breeding system and kinship in the ant Formica fusca
    Minttumaaria Hannonen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 13:1579-88. 2004
  5. pmc The value of oviposition timing, queen presence and kinship in a social insect
    Martina Ozan
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131231. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Inbreeding and reproductive investment in the ant Formica exsecta
    Emma Vitikainen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Evolution 65:2026-37. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Eider females form non-kin brood-rearing coalitions
    Markus Ost
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 14:3903-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Worker reproduction in the ant Formica fusca
    H Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 18:162-71. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and kinship in the ant Plagiolepis pygmaea
    K Trontti
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, P O Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 14:2007-15. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic population structure, queen supersedure and social polymorphism in a social Hymenoptera
    K Bargum
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 20:1351-60. 2007

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Publications18

  1. pmc Reproductive alliances and posthumous fitness enhancement in male ants
    L Sundstrom
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1439-44. 2000
    ..Posthumously expressed male genes are thus able to oppose the reproductive interests of the genes expressed in queens and the latter apparently lack mechanisms for enforcing full control over sperm mixing and sperm allocation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Conflicts and alliances in insect families
    L Sundstrom
    University of Helsinki, Department of Ecology and Systematics, PO Box 17, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Heredity (Edinb) 86:515-21. 2001
    ..e. the ability to perceive signals and the opportunity to act upon this information), and to address selection for selfishness at the individual level with costs of social disruption at the colony level...
  3. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and sex-biased gene flow in the ant Formica exsecta
    Liselotte Sundstrom
    University of Lausanne, Institute of Ecology, Biology Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Evolution 57:1552-61. 2003
    ..More generally, this study also highlights the importance of identifying the relevant scale in analyses of population structure and dispersal...
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitat age, breeding system and kinship in the ant Formica fusca
    Minttumaaria Hannonen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 13:1579-88. 2004
    ..The observed differences in dispersal and mating behaviour are discussed in the light of a potential connection between population age and habitat saturation...
  5. pmc The value of oviposition timing, queen presence and kinship in a social insect
    Martina Ozan
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131231. 2013
    ..Our results show that both kinship and breeding phenology influence the outcome of reproductive conflicts, and the balance of direct and indirect fitness benefits in the multi-queen colonies of F. fusca. ..
  6. doi request reprint Inbreeding and reproductive investment in the ant Formica exsecta
    Emma Vitikainen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Evolution 65:2026-37. 2011
    ..We suggest the effects are caused by the inbred workers being less proficient in feeding the growing larvae. This represents a new kind of social inbreeding depression that may affect sex ratios as well as caste fate in social insects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Eider females form non-kin brood-rearing coalitions
    Markus Ost
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 14:3903-8. 2005
    ..We discuss potential mechanisms underlying eider communal brood-rearing decisions, which may be driven by the specific ecological conditions under which sociality has evolved in this species...
  8. ncbi request reprint Worker reproduction in the ant Formica fusca
    H Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 18:162-71. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that worker reproduction in F. fusca is ultimately an interplay of conflicts over male parentage and sex allocation and that both worker and self policing have roles as proximate mechanisms of resolution...
  9. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and kinship in the ant Plagiolepis pygmaea
    K Trontti
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, P O Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 14:2007-15. 2005
    ..Furthermore, new queens were mainly recruited from their natal or a neighbouring related colony. Finally, the effective number of queens coincided with that found upon excavation, suggesting low reproductive skew...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic population structure, queen supersedure and social polymorphism in a social Hymenoptera
    K Bargum
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 20:1351-60. 2007
    ..These results imply that differences between social types may appear and persist also in sympatry, and that these differences may occur in some traits, but not others, despite the presence of homogenizing gene flow...
  11. pmc A metatranscriptomic approach to the identification of microbiota associated with the ant Formica exsecta
    Helena Johansson
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e79777. 2013
    ..We conclude that this sequence data provides a starting point for a deeper understanding of the biological interactions between a species of ant and the micro- and macrobiotic communities that it potentially encounters. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Sociobiology: Worker nepotism among polygynous ants
    Minttumaaria Hannonen
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Nature 421:910. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint Worker reproduction in Formica ants
    Heikki Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am Nat 170:E14-25. 2007
    ..We conclude that careful quantification of the costs of worker reproduction and policing is essential for inferences about the tragedy of the commons...
  14. pmc Multiple breeders, breeder shifts and inclusive fitness returns in an ant
    Katja Bargum
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1547-51. 2007
    ..Our results also have repercussions for genetic population analyses. Given the observed pattern of reproductive partitioning, estimates of effective population size based on worker and gyne samples are not interchangeable...
  15. doi request reprint Cuticular chemistry of males and females in the ant Formica fusca
    Anton Chernenko
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    J Chem Ecol 38:1474-82. 2012
    ..This suggests that colonies with multiple matri- or patrilines also have a significantly greater chemical diversity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fitness and the level of homozygosity in a social insect
    C Haag-Liautard
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 22:134-42. 2009
    ..Overall, these results indicate that inbreeding depression may have important effects on colony fitness by affecting both the parental (queen) and offspring (worker)generations cohabiting within an ant colony...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sex ratio and Wolbachia infection in the ant Formica exsecta
    L Keller
    Institute of Ecology, University of Lausanne, Batiment de Biologie, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:227-33. 2001
    ..Hence, we conclude that Wolbachia does not seem to alter the sex ratio of its hosts as a means to increase transmission rate in these two populations of ants...
  18. doi request reprint Are you my mother? Kin recognition in the ant Formica fusca
    S El-Showk
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Evol Biol 23:397-406. 2010
    ..This indicates that recognition entails environmental and genetic components, which allow both discrimination of kin in the absence of prior contact and learning of recognition cues based on group membership...