Ainslie E F Little

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Rules of engagement: interspecies interactions that regulate microbial communities
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 62:375-401. 2008
  5. pmc Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria
    Matias J Cafaro
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4325 Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1814-22. 2011
  6. pmc Parasites may help stabilize cooperative relationships
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:124. 2009
  7. 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
  8. 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

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. 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
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Rules of engagement: interspecies interactions that regulate microbial communities
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 62:375-401. 2008
    ..We describe current approaches to study microbial ecology and progress toward predictive modeling...
  5. pmc Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria
    Matias J Cafaro
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4325 Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1814-22. 2011
    ..Our findings support a model that many fungus-growing ants maintain specialized Pseudonocardia symbionts that help with garden defence...
  6. pmc Parasites may help stabilize cooperative relationships
    Ainslie E F Little
    Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:124. 2009
    ....
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...