Experts and Doctors on reproduction in Tempe, Arizona, United States


Locale: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Topic: reproduction

Top Publications

  1. Wang Y, Kaftanoglu O, Brent C, Page R, Amdam G. Starvation stress during larval development facilitates an adaptive response in adult worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). J Exp Biol. 2016;219:949-59 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that this mechanism may play a role in honey bee queen-worker differentiation and worker division of labor, both of which are related to the responses to nutritional stress. ..
  2. Smith A, Hölldobler B, Liebig J. Hydrocarbon signals explain the pattern of worker and egg policing in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli. J Chem Ecol. 2008;34:1275-82 pubmed publisher
    ..This queen-like signaling may be due to workers maintaining a high level of ovarian activity, linked to trophic egg production, in the presence of the queen. ..
  3. Deviche P, Greiner E, Manteca X. Seasonal and age-related changes in blood parasite prevalence in Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis, Aves, Passeriformes). J Exp Zool. 2001;289:456-66 pubmed
    ..This difference may have resulted from immunosuppressive effects of gonadal hormones and/or from behavioral differences between SY and ASY males such that older males were exposed to more insect vectors than younger males. . ..
  4. Wang Y, Campbell J, Kaftanoglu O, Page R, Amdam G, Harrison J. Larval starvation improves metabolic response to adult starvation in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). J Exp Biol. 2016;219:960-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our study provides further evidence that early larval starvation specifically improves the metabolic responses to adult starvation in honey bees. ..
  5. O Malley R, Stanton M, Gilby I, Lonsdorf E, Pusey A, Markham A, et al. Reproductive state and rank influence patterns of meat consumption in wild female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). J Hum Evol. 2016;90:16-28 pubmed publisher
    ..We outline possible mechanisms for these patterns, relate our findings to meat-eating patterns in women from well-studied hunter-gatherer societies, and discuss potential avenues for future research. ..
  6. Brent C, Miyasaki K, Vuong C, Miranda B, Steele B, Brent K, et al. Regulatory roles of biogenic amines and juvenile hormone in the reproductive behavior of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus). J Comp Physiol B. 2016;186:169-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest the decline in OA observed immediately after mating may promote egg laying, and that male-derived JH may induce an increase in DA that could account for the post-mating loss of sexual receptivity. ..
  7. Dolezal A, Brent C, Hölldobler B, Amdam G. Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:454-60 pubmed publisher
  8. Deviche P, Fokidis H, Lerbour B, Greiner E. Blood parasitaemia in a high latitude flexible breeder, the white-winged crossbill, Loxia leucoptera: contribution of seasonal relapse versus new inoculations. Parasitology. 2010;137:261-73 pubmed publisher
  9. Linksvayer T, Rueppell O, Siegel A, Kaftanoglu O, Page R, Amdam G. The genetic basis of transgressive ovary size in honeybee workers. Genetics. 2009;183:693-707, 1SI-13SI pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss how the phenotype of extreme worker ovariole numbers and the underlying genetic factors we identified could be linked to the development of queen traits. ..

More Information


  1. Page R, Rueppell O, Amdam G. Genetics of reproduction and regulation of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) social behavior. Annu Rev Genet. 2012;46:97-119 pubmed publisher
    ..This is remarkable because worker honeybees have reduced reproductive organs and are normally sterile; however, the reproductive regulatory network has been co-opted for behavioral division of labor. ..
  2. Lourdais O, Brischoux F, DeNardo D, Shine R. Protein catabolism in pregnant snakes (Epicrates cenchria maurus Boidae) compromises musculature and performance after reproduction. J Comp Physiol B. 2004;174:383-91 pubmed
    ..g. biannual or triannual), two common ecological traits of female snakes...
  3. Hurt C, Hedrick P. Initial stages of reproductive isolation in two species of the endangered Sonoran topminnow. Evolution. 2003;57:2835-41 pubmed
    ..Our results illustrate the importance of distinctly defining hybrid classes in studies of reproductive isolation. To our knowledge, this is the first such detailed evolutionary analysis in endangered fish taxa. ..
  4. Wang Y, Amdam G, Rueppell O, Wallrichs M, Fondrk M, Kaftanoglu O, et al. PDK1 and HR46 gene homologs tie social behavior to ovary signals. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e4899 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, they outline how selection may have acted on gene networks that affect reproductive resource allocation and behavior to facilitate the evolution of social foraging in honey bees. ..
  5. Gerber L, Gonzalez Suarez M, Hernandez Camacho C, Young J, Sabo J. The cost of male aggression and polygyny in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e12230 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus in polygynous mating systems, male aggression may increase male fitness at the cost of female fitness and overall population viability...
  6. Moore D, Liebig J. Mechanisms of social regulation change across colony development in an ant. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:328 pubmed publisher
    ..Mechanisms of conflict mediation observed in one phase of a social group's development cannot be generalized to all stages. ..
  7. Wang J, Zhu X, Zhang X, Zhao Z, Liu H, George R, et al. Disruption of zebrafish (Danio rerio) reproduction upon chronic exposure to TiO? nanoparticles. Chemosphere. 2011;83:461-7 pubmed publisher
  8. Underwood J, Hernandez Camacho C, Aurioles Gamboa D, Gerber L. Estimating sustainable bycatch rates for California sea lion populations in the Gulf of California. Conserv Biol. 2008;22:701-10 pubmed publisher
  9. Flatz R, González Suárez M, Young J, Hernández Camacho C, Immel A, Gerber L. Weak polygyny in California sea lions and the potential for alternative mating tactics. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33654 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results raise important questions regarding the adaptive role of territoriality and the potential for alternative mating tactics in this species. ..
  10. Amdam G, Page R. Intergenerational transfers may have decoupled physiological and chronological age in a eusocial insect. Ageing Res Rev. 2005;4:398-408 pubmed
    ..In the following, we show how a recent theory that includes resource transfers can be used to elucidate patterns of senescence in eusocial, non-reproducing individuals like the honey bee worker. ..
  11. Deviche P, Greiner E, Manteca X. Interspecific variability of prevalence in blood parasites of adult passerine birds during the breeding season in Alaska. J Wildl Dis. 2001;37:28-35 pubmed