Heikki Helantera

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. pmc Chemical basis of nest-mate discrimination in the ant Formica exsecta
    Stephen J Martin
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1271-8. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Colony-specific hydrocarbons identify nest mates in two species of Formica ant
    Stephen J Martin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:1072-80. 2008
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Unicolonial ants: where do they come from, what are they and where are they going?
    Heikki Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, University of Helsinki, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:341-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Not only for egg yolk--functional and evolutionary insights from expression, selection, and structural analyses of Formica ant vitellogenins
    Claire Morandin
    Department of Biosciences, Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandTvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Biol Evol 31:2181-93. 2014
  9. 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
  10. pmc Family-based guilds in the ant Pachycondyla inversa
    Heikki Helantera
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Biol Lett 9:20130125. 2013

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Publications13

  1. 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...
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Chemical basis of nest-mate discrimination in the ant Formica exsecta
    Stephen J Martin
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1271-8. 2008
    ..Our data suggest that nest-mate discrimination in the social insects has evolved to rely upon highly sensitive responses to relatively few compounds...
  5. doi request reprint Colony-specific hydrocarbons identify nest mates in two species of Formica ant
    Stephen J Martin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    J Chem Ecol 34:1072-80. 2008
    ..exsecta workers into their respective 20 colonies and 111 F. fusca workers into their respective 30 colonies. These two systems or variations of them may be expected to occur in many insect societies that have a strong colony identity...
  6. 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. ..
  7. doi request reprint Unicolonial ants: where do they come from, what are they and where are they going?
    Heikki Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, University of Helsinki, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:341-9. 2009
    ..However, at extreme sizes, kin selection theory predicts that these behaviors are maladapted and evolutionarily unstable, a prediction that is supported by their twiggy phylogenetic distribution...
  8. doi request reprint Not only for egg yolk--functional and evolutionary insights from expression, selection, and structural analyses of Formica ant vitellogenins
    Claire Morandin
    Department of Biosciences, Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandTvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Biol Evol 31:2181-93. 2014
    ..Multispecies comparisons are essential for Vg expression studies, and for gene expression studies in general, as we show that expression and also, putative functions cannot be generalized even among closely related species. ..
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Family-based guilds in the ant Pachycondyla inversa
    Heikki Helantera
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Biol Lett 9:20130125. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint A comparative study of egg recognition signature mixtures in Formica ants
    Heikki Helantera
    Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Bioscience, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Evolution 69:520-9. 2015
    ..We suggest that egg odor surface variation could play a large role in within colony conflicts, and that a comparative method can reveal novel insight into communication of identity. ..
  12. pmc Geometry explains the benefits of division of labour in a leafcutter ant
    Heikki Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1255-60. 2008
    ..Third, the size of fruit pieces cut increases approximately in proportion to the cube of mandible length. Our results are a novel mechanistic example of how size variation among worker ants enhances division of labour...
  13. pmc Do unicolonial wood ants favor kin?
    Heikki Helantera
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Biol 8:56. 2009
    ..Surprisingly, the families coexist peacefully, even though they seem to recognize each other as non-kin...