Ruchira Sen

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Publications

  1. pmc Differential impacts of juvenile hormone, soldier head extract and alternate caste phenotypes on host and symbiont transcriptome composition in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes
    Ruchira Sen
    Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    BMC Genomics 14:491. 2013
  2. pmc Generalized antifungal activity and 454-screening of Pseudonocardia and Amycolatopsis bacteria in nests of fungus-growing ants
    Ruchira Sen
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17805-10. 2009
  3. pmc Microbiomes of ant castes implicate new microbial roles in the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
    Heather D Ishak
    Section of Integrative Biology, 1 University Station C0930, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Sci Rep 1:204. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Bacterial diversity in Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis geminata ant colonies characterized by 16S amplicon 454 pyrosequencing
    Heather D Ishak
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2401 Speedway Drive C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Microb Ecol 61:821-31. 2011
  5. pmc Evolution of cold-tolerant fungal symbionts permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at the northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis
    Ulrich G Mueller
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4053-6. 2011
  6. pmc Placement of attine ant-associated Pseudonocardia in a global Pseudonocardia phylogeny (Pseudonocardiaceae, Actinomycetales): a test of two symbiont-association models
    Ulrich G Mueller
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 98:195-212. 2010

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Differential impacts of juvenile hormone, soldier head extract and alternate caste phenotypes on host and symbiont transcriptome composition in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes
    Ruchira Sen
    Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    BMC Genomics 14:491. 2013
    ..We then determined gene expression profiles of the host termite gut and protozoan symbionts concurrently using custom cDNA oligo-microarrays containing 10,990 individual ESTs...
  2. pmc Generalized antifungal activity and 454-screening of Pseudonocardia and Amycolatopsis bacteria in nests of fungus-growing ants
    Ruchira Sen
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17805-10. 2009
    ..If association with Pseudonocardia is adaptive to attine ants, alternate roles of such microbes could include the protection of ants or sanitation of the nest...
  3. pmc Microbiomes of ant castes implicate new microbial roles in the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
    Heather D Ishak
    Section of Integrative Biology, 1 University Station C0930, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Sci Rep 1:204. 2011
    ..septentrionalis, the ant-associated microbes do not seem to function in Escovopsis suppression, but could protect against ant diseases, help in nest sanitation, or serve unknown functions...
  4. doi request reprint Bacterial diversity in Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis geminata ant colonies characterized by 16S amplicon 454 pyrosequencing
    Heather D Ishak
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2401 Speedway Drive C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Microb Ecol 61:821-31. 2011
    ..Overall, 16S amplicon 454 pyrosequencing appears to be a cost-effective approach to screen whole microbial diversity associated with invasive ant species...
  5. pmc Evolution of cold-tolerant fungal symbionts permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at the northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis
    Ulrich G Mueller
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4053-6. 2011
    ..Evolution of cold-tolerant fungi within the symbiosis relaxed constraints on winter fungiculture at the northern frontier of the leafcutter ant distribution, thereby expanding the ecological niche of an obligate host-microbe symbiosis...
  6. pmc Placement of attine ant-associated Pseudonocardia in a global Pseudonocardia phylogeny (Pseudonocardiaceae, Actinomycetales): a test of two symbiont-association models
    Ulrich G Mueller
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 98:195-212. 2010
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