Cameron R Currie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kansas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A community of ants, fungi, and bacteria: a multilateral approach to studying symbiosis
    C R Currie
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2041 Haworth Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 7534, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 55:357-80. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Ancient tripartite coevolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis
    Cameron R Currie
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Science 299:386-8. 2003
  3. pmc Low host-pathogen specificity in the leaf-cutting ant-microbe symbiosis
    Stephen J Taerum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1971-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The infrabuccal pellet piles of fungus-growing ants
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 90:558-62. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of mutualistic filamentous bacteria associated with fungus-growing ants
    Matias J Cafaro
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Can J Microbiol 51:441-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Black yeast symbionts compromise the efficiency of antibiotic defenses in fungus-growing ants
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Ecology 89:1216-22. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Symbiont recognition of mutualistic bacteria by Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants
    Mingzi M Zhang
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    ISME J 1:313-20. 2007
  8. pmc Antagonistic bacterial interactions help shape host-symbiont dynamics within the fungus-growing ant-microbe mutualism
    Michael Poulsen
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS ONE 2:e960. 2007
  9. pmc Symbiotic complexity: discovery of a fifth symbiont in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Lett 3:501-4. 2007
  10. pmc Defending against parasites: fungus-growing ants combine specialized behaviours and microbial symbionts to protect their fungus gardens
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Lett 2:12-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint A community of ants, fungi, and bacteria: a multilateral approach to studying symbiosis
    C R Currie
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2041 Haworth Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 7534, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 55:357-80. 2001
    ..These recent findings indicate that microbes may be key components in the regulation of other symbiotic associations between higher organisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ancient tripartite coevolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis
    Cameron R Currie
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Science 299:386-8. 2003
    ..At recent phylogenetic levels, coevolution has been punctuated by occasional host-switching by the parasite, thus intensifying continuous coadaptation between symbionts in a tripartite arms race...
  3. pmc Low host-pathogen specificity in the leaf-cutting ant-microbe symbiosis
    Stephen J Taerum
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1971-8. 2007
    ..Thus, our findings indicate that this host-pathogen association is shaped by the farming ants having to protect their cultivated fungus from phylogenetically diverse Escovopsis garden pathogens...
  4. ncbi request reprint The infrabuccal pellet piles of fungus-growing ants
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 90:558-62. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of mutualistic filamentous bacteria associated with fungus-growing ants
    Matias J Cafaro
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Can J Microbiol 51:441-6. 2005
    ..Ant-associated Pseudonocardia isolates did not form a monophyletic group, suggesting multiple acquisitions of actinomycetes by fungus-growing ants over their evolutionary history...
  6. ncbi request reprint Black yeast symbionts compromise the efficiency of antibiotic defenses in fungus-growing ants
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Ecology 89:1216-22. 2008
    ..This is further evidence that a full understanding of symbiotic associations requires examining the direct and indirect interactions of symbionts in their ecological community context...
  7. ncbi request reprint Symbiont recognition of mutualistic bacteria by Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants
    Mingzi M Zhang
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    ISME J 1:313-20. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc Antagonistic bacterial interactions help shape host-symbiont dynamics within the fungus-growing ant-microbe mutualism
    Michael Poulsen
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS ONE 2:e960. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Symbiotic complexity: discovery of a fifth symbiont in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Lett 3:501-4. 2007
    ..The prevalence, distribution, localization and monophyly indicate that the black yeast is a fifth symbiont within the attine ant-microbe association, further exemplifying the complexity of symbiotic associations...
  10. pmc Defending against parasites: fungus-growing ants combine specialized behaviours and microbial symbionts to protect their fungus gardens
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Lett 2:12-6. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Complex host-pathogen coevolution in the Apterostigma fungus-growing ant-microbe symbiosis
    Nicole M Gerardo
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 6:88. 2006
    ....
  12. pmc Ancient host-pathogen associations maintained by specificity of chemotaxis and antibiosis
    Nicole M Gerardo
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    PLoS Biol 4:e235. 2006
    ..Targeted chemotactic and antibiotic responses therefore explain why Escovopsis pathogens do not readily switch to novel hosts, consequently constraining long-term dynamics of host-parasite coevolution within this ancient association...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coevolved crypts and exocrine glands support mutualistic bacteria in fungus-growing ants
    Cameron R Currie
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Science 311:81-3. 2006
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  14. pmc Exploiting a mutualism: parasite specialization on cultivars within the fungus-growing ant symbiosis
    Nicole M Gerardo
    Section of Integrative Biology, Patterson Laboratories, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1791-8. 2004
    ..e. ants and their antibiotic-producing bacteria) within the coevolved fungus-growing ant symbiosis...
  15. pmc Bacterial protection of beetle-fungus mutualism
    Jarrod J Scott
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Science 322:63. 2008
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