Natasha J Mehdiabadi

Summary

Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Symbiont fidelity and the origin of species in fungus-growing ants
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Entomology and Laboratories of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, District of Columbia 20013 7012, USA
    Nat Commun 3:840. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Phylogeny, reproductive isolation and kin recognition in the social amoeba Dictyostelium purpureum
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Evolution 63:542-8. 2009
  3. pmc Phylogeography and sexual macrocyst formation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium giganteum
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:17. 2010
  4. pmc Segregate or cooperate- a study of the interaction between two species of Dictyostelium
    Chandra N Jack
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 8:293. 2008
  5. pmc Amino acid repeats cause extraordinary coding sequence variation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
    Clea Scala
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e46150. 2012
  6. pmc High relatedness maintains multicellular cooperation in a social amoeba by controlling cheater mutants
    Owen M Gilbert
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, MS 170, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8913-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Social evolution: kin preference in a social microbe
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Nature 442:881-2. 2006

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi request reprint Symbiont fidelity and the origin of species in fungus-growing ants
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Entomology and Laboratories of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, District of Columbia 20013 7012, USA
    Nat Commun 3:840. 2012
    ..Such long-term partner fidelity may have facilitated 'tight' ant-fungus coevolution, and shifts to new fungal cultivars may have had a role in the origin of new ant species...
  2. doi request reprint Phylogeny, reproductive isolation and kin recognition in the social amoeba Dictyostelium purpureum
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Evolution 63:542-8. 2009
    ..These observations suggest that cryptic species might occur within D. purpureum and, more importantly, reveal how genetic variation impacts social interactions...
  3. pmc Phylogeography and sexual macrocyst formation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium giganteum
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:17. 2010
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  4. pmc Segregate or cooperate- a study of the interaction between two species of Dictyostelium
    Chandra N Jack
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 8:293. 2008
    ..Here we examine co-aggregation between D. discoideum and D. purpureum, determine its frequency and which party benefits, and the extent of fair play in contribution to the altruistic caste...
  5. pmc Amino acid repeats cause extraordinary coding sequence variation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
    Clea Scala
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e46150. 2012
    ..The coding repeat loci are not significantly less variable than similar non-coding triplet repeats. This pattern is consistent with these amino-acid repeats being largely non-functional sequences evolving primarily by mutation and drift...
  6. pmc High relatedness maintains multicellular cooperation in a social amoeba by controlling cheater mutants
    Owen M Gilbert
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, MS 170, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8913-7. 2007
    ..Our findings show how altruism is preserved from the disruptive effects of such mutant cheaters and how exceptionally high relatedness among cells is important in promoting the cooperation that underlies multicellular development...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social evolution: kin preference in a social microbe
    Natasha J Mehdiabadi
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Nature 442:881-2. 2006
    ..By directing altruism towards kin, D. purpureum should generally avoid the costs of chimaerism experienced by the related D. discoideum...