Kenneth G Ross

Summary

Affiliation: University of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Potential cause of lethality of an allele implicated in social evolution in fire ants
    Brittan L Hallar
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Genetica 131:69-79. 2007
  2. pmc Molecular variation at a candidate gene implicated in the regulation of fire ant social behavior
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 2:e1088. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Species delimitation: a case study in a problematic ant taxon
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Syst Biol 59:162-84. 2010
  4. pmc Alternative genetic foundations for a key social polymorphism in fire ants
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Genetics 165:1853-67. 2003
  5. pmc Estimation of the number of founders of an invasive pest insect population: the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2231-40. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Species delimitation in native South American fire ants
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:3419-38. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic structure of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in its native South American range: roles of natural barriers and habitat connectivity
    Michael E Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Evolution 59:1733-43. 2005
  8. pmc Current status of a model system: the gene Gp-9 and its association with social organization in fire ants
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e7713. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of colony social organization in fire ants: an integrative overview
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Q Rev Biol 82:201-26. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of a major gene regulating complex social behavior
    Michael J B Krieger
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Science 295:328-32. 2002

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Potential cause of lethality of an allele implicated in social evolution in fire ants
    Brittan L Hallar
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Genetica 131:69-79. 2007
    ....
  2. pmc Molecular variation at a candidate gene implicated in the regulation of fire ant social behavior
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 2:e1088. 2007
    ..Rather, all three typical b-like residues appear to be necessary...
  3. doi request reprint Species delimitation: a case study in a problematic ant taxon
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Syst Biol 59:162-84. 2010
    ..g., mtDNA sequence variation) when drawing inferences...
  4. pmc Alternative genetic foundations for a key social polymorphism in fire ants
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Genetics 165:1853-67. 2003
    ..geminata in which loss of allelic variation at genes encoding recognition cues has led to a breakdown in discrimination abilities and the consequent acceptance of multiple queens in colonies...
  5. pmc Estimation of the number of founders of an invasive pest insect population: the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2231-40. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Species delimitation in native South American fire ants
    Kenneth G Ross
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:3419-38. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic structure of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in its native South American range: roles of natural barriers and habitat connectivity
    Michael E Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Evolution 59:1733-43. 2005
    ..invicta. Our study represents the first attempt to understand the phylogeographic history of S. invicta across its native range...
  8. pmc Current status of a model system: the gene Gp-9 and its association with social organization in fire ants
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e7713. 2009
    ..Our analyses lead us to conclude that there are no new reasons to question the existing consensus view of the Gp-9 system outlined in Gotzek and Ross (2007)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of colony social organization in fire ants: an integrative overview
    Dietrich Gotzek
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Q Rev Biol 82:201-26. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of a major gene regulating complex social behavior
    Michael J B Krieger
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Science 295:328-32. 2002
    ..This study demonstrates that single genes of major effect can underlie the expression of complex behaviors important in social evolution...
  11. pmc Genome-wide expression patterns and the genetic architecture of a fundamental social trait
    John Wang
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 4:e1000127. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Disruption of gene expression in hybrids of the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri
    Lino Ometto
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 21:2488-501. 2012
    ..richteri. Altogether, our results suggest that selection acting on each caste may contribute differently to interspecific divergence and speciation in this group of ants...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of Wolbachia on mtDNA variation in two fire ant species
    D Dewayne Shoemaker
    Department of Entomology, 643 Russell Laboratories, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1757-71. 2003
    ..invicta. Recognition of these two lineages has important consequences for interpreting patterns of mtDNA evolution and genetic differentiation between conspecific social forms of this species...
  14. doi request reprint Evolution of gene expression in fire ants: the effects of developmental stage, caste, and species
    Lino Ometto
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 28:1381-92. 2011
    ..Analyses of gene expression evolution revealed a combination of positive selection and relaxation of stabilizing selection as important factors driving the evolution of such genes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of fire ants of the Solenopsis saevissima species-group based on mtDNA sequences
    D DeWayne Shoemaker
    Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 643 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:200-15. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolutionary analyses of the odorant-binding protein gene Gp-9 in fire ants and other Solenopsis species
    Michael J B Krieger
    Center for Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:2090-103. 2005
    ..Such selection may have operated via the ligand-binding properties of GP-9, as one of the two amino acids uniquely shared by all b-like alleles is predicted to be a binding-pocket residue...
  17. pmc Fitness effects of group merging in a social insect
    James T Costa
    Department of Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1697-702. 2003
    ..We conclude that fitness benefits offsetting the dilution of relatedness in heterogeneous social groups may often stem from augmented group size rather than increased genotypic diversity...