carpenter ants

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Alias: Camponotus, Colobopsis

Top Publications

  1. Heyman Y, Vilk Y, Feinerman O. Ants Use Multiple Spatial Memories and Chemical Pointers to Navigate Their Nest. iScience. 2019;14:264-276 pubmed publisher
    ..individual tracking, dynamic modular nest structures, and spatially resolved chemical profiling to study how Camponotus fellah ants navigate within the dark labyrinth of their nest...
  2. Koto A, Motoyama N, Tahara H, McGregor S, Moriyama M, Okabe T, et al. Oxytocin/vasopressin-like peptide inotocin regulates cuticular hydrocarbon synthesis and water balancing in ants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019;116:5597-5606 pubmed publisher
    ..that the level of expression of inotocin and inotocin receptor are correlated with task allocation in the ant Camponotus fellah Both genes are up-regulated when workers age and switch tasks from nursing to foraging...
  3. Zakalyukina Y, Birykov M, Lukianov D, Shiriaev D, Komarova E, Skvortsov D, et al. Nybomycin-producing Streptomyces isolated from carpenter ant Camponotus vagus. Biochimie. 2019;160:93-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report for the first time Streptomyces producer of nybomycin in association with carpenter ants and demonstrate cytotoxic activity of nybomycin against human cell lines.
  4. Leboeuf A, Cohanim A, Stoffel C, Brent C, Waridel P, Privman E, et al. Molecular evolution of juvenile hormone esterase-like proteins in a socially exchanged fluid. Sci Rep. 2018;8:17830 pubmed publisher
    ..It was recently shown that when workers of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus feed larval offspring via trophallaxis, they transfer Juvenile Hormone III (JH), a key developmental ..
  5. Leal L, Lima Neto M, de Oliveira A, Andersen A, Leal I. Myrmecochores can target high-quality disperser ants: variation in elaiosome traits and ant preferences for myrmecochorous Euphorbiaceae in Brazilian Caatinga. Oecologia. 2014;174:493-500 pubmed publisher
    ..High-quality seed-disperser ants (species of Dinoponera, Ectatomma and Camponotus) were identified as those that rapidly collected and transported diaspores to their nests, often over ..
  6. Pérez Sánchez A, Lattke J, Viloria A. Patterns of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) richness and relative abundance along an aridity gradient in Western Venezuela. Neotrop Entomol. 2013;42:128-36 pubmed publisher
    ..relative abundance was highest in the most arid portion of the peninsula, with Crematogaster rochai (Forel) and Camponotus conspicuus zonatus (Emery) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) being the numerically dominant species...
  7. Leroy C, Corbara B, Pelozuelo L, Carrias J, Dejean A, Céréghino R. Ant species identity mediates reproductive traits and allocation in an ant-garden bromeliad. Ann Bot. 2012;109:145-52 pubmed publisher
    ..We aimed to determine whether the association with either Camponotus femoratus or Pachycondyla goeldii (both involved in seed dispersal and plant protection) mediates the ..
  8. Ishida Y, Tsuchiya W, Fujii T, Fujimoto Z, Miyazawa M, Ishibashi J, et al. Niemann-Pick type C2 protein mediating chemical communication in the worker ant. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:3847-52 pubmed publisher
    ..by identifying a Niemann-Pick type C2 (NPC2) protein from the antenna of the worker Japanese carpenter ant, Camponotus japonicus (CjapNPC2). CjapNPC2 accumulated in the sensillum cavity in the basiconic sensillum...
  9. Moore D, Liebig J. Mechanisms of social regulation change across colony development in an ant. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:328 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated policing behaviour across colony growth in the ant Camponotus floridanus...

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  1. Navabi A, Hajiqanbar H, Mortazavi A. New species and records of the genera Scutacarus and Imparipes (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Scutacaridae) associated with Coleoptera and Hymenoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) from Iran. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:532-540 pubmed publisher
    ..Scutacarus pseudoapodemi Navabi Hajiqanbar sp. nov. phoretic on the ant Camponotus oasium Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is described and illustrated...
  2. Bles O, Deneubourg J, Nicolis S. Food dissemination in ants: robustness of the trophallactic network against resource quality. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we analysed the global dynamics of food dissemination in Camponotus cruentatus workers, after feeding on a low (0...
  3. Rakotonirina J, Fisher B. Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy Camponotus subgenus Mayria Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using qualitative and quantitative morphology. Zootaxa. 2018;4438:1-58 pubmed publisher
    The Camponotus subgenus Mayria is revised based on the analysis of both qualitative morphological characters and morphometric traits...
  4. Zheng Y, Wang S, Peng Y, Lu Z, Shan S, Yang Y, et al. Functional characterization of a Niemann-Pick type C2 protein in the parasitoid wasp Microplitis mediator. Insect Sci. 2018;25:765-777 pubmed publisher
    ..In this model, the key binding residues for oleic acid in CjapNPC2 of Camponotus japonicus, Lue68, Lys69, Lys70, Phe97, Thr103 and Phe127, are replaced with Phe85, Ser86, His87, Leu113, Tyr119 ..
  5. Bächtold A, Alves Silva E, Kaminski L, Del Claro K. The role of tending ants in host plant selection and egg parasitism of two facultative myrmecophilous butterflies. Naturwissenschaften. 2014;101:913-9 pubmed publisher
    ..marius. Both lycaenids eggs were significantly more abundant on branches with ants, especially those with Camponotus crassus and Camponotus blandus, two ant species known to attend to lycaenids. A. strophius and R...
  6. Draft R, McGill M, Kapoor V, Murthy V. Carpenter ants use diverse antennae sampling strategies to track odor trails. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we used high-resolution videography to characterize the antennae dynamics of carpenter ants (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)...
  7. Kim M, Hong E, Kim I. Complete mitochondrial genome of Camponotus atrox (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a new tRNA arrangement in Hymenoptera. Genome. 2016;59:59-74 pubmed publisher
    We sequenced the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome of Camponotus atrox (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), which is only distributed in Korea...
  8. Falibene A, Josens R. Environmental temperature affects the dynamics of ingestion in the nectivorous ant Camponotus mus. J Insect Physiol. 2014;71:14-20 pubmed publisher
    ..influences the dynamics of ingestion due to its effect on the sucking pump muscles in the nectivorous ants Camponotus mus...
  9. Wang Q, Song W, Zhang J, Lo S. Bi-directional movement characteristics of Camponotus japonicus ants during nest relocation. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
    ..The bi-directional traffic of ants under experimental conditions investigated in this study may inform future studies of high-efficiency movement in collective behavior and traffic systems. ..
  10. Ryder Wilkie K, Mertl A, Traniello J. Species diversity and distribution patterns of the ants of Amazonian Ecuador. PLoS ONE. 2010;5: pubmed publisher
    ..16 square kilometers. The most species-rich genera were Camponotus, Pheidole, Pseudomyrmex, Pachycondyla, Brachymyrmex, and Crematogaster...
  11. Sinotte V, Freedman S, Ugelvig L, Seid M. Camponotusfloridanus Ants Incur a Trade-Off between Phenotypic Development and Pathogen Susceptibility from Their Mutualistic Endosymbiont Blochmannia. Insects. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..Ants of the genus Camponotus benefit from nutrient supplementation by their mutualistic endosymbiotic bacteria, Blochmannia, but ..
  12. Rocha M, Cristaldo P, Cruz J, Sacramento J, Ferreira D, Araújo A. Ants Associated with Turnera subulata (Turneraceae): Elaiosome Attraction, Seed Dispersion and Germination. Neotrop Entomol. 2018;47:750-756 pubmed publisher
    ..subulata (Brachymyrmex sp.1, Camponotus blandus (Smith), Dorymyrmex sp...
  13. Shields E, Sheng L, Weiner A, Garcia B, Bonasio R. High-Quality Genome Assemblies Reveal Long Non-coding RNAs Expressed in Ant Brains. Cell Rep. 2018;23:3078-3090 pubmed publisher
    ..We reassembled de novo high-quality genomes for two ant species, Camponotus floridanus and Harpegnathos saltator...
  14. Nogueira A, Rey P, Alcántara J, Feitosa R, Lohmann L. Geographic mosaic of plant evolution: extrafloral nectary variation mediated by ant and herbivore assemblages. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0123806 pubmed publisher
    ..ants (Crematogaster crinosa) matched with low abundance of EFNs; and (2) seven populations with bigger ants (Camponotus species) matched with higher EFN abundances...
  15. Kobmoo N, Mongkolsamrit S, Wutikhun T, Tasanathai K, Khonsanit A, Thanakitpipattana D, et al. New species of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, an ubiquitous pathogen of ants from Thailand. Fungal Biol. 2015;119:44-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Both were found on unidentified ants of the genus Camponotus (C. sp.1 and C. sp2 respectively)...
  16. Dejean A, Corbara B. Reactions by army ant workers to nestmates having had contact with sympatric ant species. C R Biol. 2014;337:642-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Individuals rubbed with Solenopsis saevissima or Camponotus blandus workers were attacked, but not those rubbed with Atta sexdens, Pheidole fallax or with colony-mates (..
  17. McKenzie S, Oxley P, Kronauer D. Comparative genomics and transcriptomics in ants provide new insights into the evolution and function of odorant binding and chemosensory proteins. BMC Genomics. 2014;15:718 pubmed publisher
    ..The orthologs of the conserved, antenna-specific C. biroi genes are also expressed in antennae of the ants Camponotus floridanus and Harpegnathos saltator, indicating that antenna-specific expression of these OBPs and CSPs is ..
  18. O Malley R, Wallauer W, Murray C, Goodall J. The Appearance and Spread of Ant Fishing among the Kasekela Chimpanzees of Gombe: A Possible Case of Intercommunity Cultural Transmission. Curr Anthropol. 2012;53:650-663 pubmed
    ..Here we provide the first account of tool-assisted predation ("ant fishing") on Camponotus ants by the Kasekela and Mitumba communities of Gombe National Park...
  19. Pires L, Del Claro K. Variation in the outcomes of an ant-plant system: fire and leaf fungus infection reduce benefits to plants with extrafloral nectaries. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:84 pubmed publisher
    ..Eight ant species visited Q. multiflora, and the most abundant genera were Crematogaster, Cephalotes, and Camponotus. Herbivores were found in branches with and without ants with no statistical difference, but foliar herbivory ..
  20. Gupta S, Kupper M, Ratzka C, Feldhaar H, Vilcinskas A, Gross R, et al. Scrutinizing the immune defence inventory of Camponotus floridanus applying total transcriptome sequencing. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:540 pubmed publisher
    Defence mechanisms of organisms are shaped by their lifestyle, environment and pathogen pressure. Carpenter ants are social insects which live in huge colonies comprising genetically closely related individuals in high densities within ..
  21. Hojo M, Ishii K, Sakura M, Yamaguchi K, Shigenobu S, Ozaki M. Antennal RNA-sequencing analysis reveals evolutionary aspects of chemosensory proteins in the carpenter ant, Camponotus japonicus. Sci Rep. 2015;5:13541 pubmed publisher
    ..proteins (CSPs), which transport lipophilic compounds toward chemosensory receptors in the carpenter ant, Camponotus japonicus...
  22. Bazile V, Moran J, Le Moguédec G, Marshall D, Gaume L. A carnivorous plant fed by its ant symbiont: a unique multi-faceted nutritional mutualism. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36179 pubmed publisher
    ..grows in the Bornean peatswamp forests and is believed to have a mutualistic relationship with its symbiotic ant Camponotus schmitzi. However, the benefits provided by the ant have not been quantified...
  23. Viale E, Martinez Sañudo I, Brown J, Simonato M, Girolami V, Squartini A, et al. Pattern of association between endemic Hawaiian fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) and their symbiotic bacteria: Evidence of cospeciation events and proposal of "Candidatus Stammerula trupaneae". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2015;90:67-79 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the case of some species of mealybugs, whiteflies, weevils, tsetse flies, cockroaches, termites, carpenter ants, aphids and fruit flies...
  24. Simola D, Graham R, Brady C, Enzmann B, Desplan C, Ray A, et al. Epigenetic (re)programming of caste-specific behavior in the ant Camponotus floridanus. Science. 2016;351:aac6633 pubmed publisher
    ..In the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus, morphologically distinct worker castes called minors and majors exhibit pronounced differences in ..
  25. Bai L, Liu C, Guo L, Piao C, Li Z, Li J, et al. Streptomyces formicae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from the head of Camponotus japonicus Mayr. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2016;109:253-61 pubmed publisher
    ..a novel actinomycete with antifungal activity, designated strain 1H-GS9(T), was isolated from the head of a Camponotus japonicus Mayr ant, which were collected from Northeast Agricultural University (Harbin, Heilongjiang, China)...
  26. Han C, Liu C, Zhao J, Guo L, Lu C, Li J, et al. Microbispora camponoti sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from the cuticle of Camponotus japonicus Mayr. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2016;109:215-23 pubmed publisher
    A novel actinomycete, designated strain 2C-HV3(T), was isolated from the cuticle of Camponotus japonicus Mayr collected from Harbin, Heilongjiang province, north China and characterised using a polyphasic approach...
  27. Scharmann M, Thornham D, Grafe T, Federle W. A novel type of nutritional ant-plant interaction: ant partners of carnivorous pitcher plants prevent nutrient export by dipteran pitcher infauna. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e63556 pubmed publisher
    ..The ant Camponotus schmitzi is an obligate inhabitant of the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata in Borneo...
  28. Simoes M, Giannotti E, Tofolo V, Pizano M, Firmino E, Antonialli Junior W, et al. Morphological and Chemical Characterization of the Invasive Ants in Hives of Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2016;45:72-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In the interior of the state of São Paulo, apiaries are attacked by ants, especially the species Camponotus atriceps (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), which use the substances produced by Apis mellifera scutellata (..
  29. Glastad K, Goodisman M, Yi S, Hunt B. Effects of DNA Methylation and Chromatin State on Rates of Molecular Evolution in Insects. G3 (Bethesda). 2015;6:357-63 pubmed publisher
    ..in two disparate insects: the fly Drosophila melanogaster, which lacks substantial DNA methylation, and the ant Camponotus floridanus, which possesses a functional DNA methylation system...
  30. Schmid V, Morales M, Marinoni L, Kamke R, Steiner J, Zillikens A. Natural history and morphology of the hoverfly Pseudomicrodon biluminiferus and its parasitic relationship with ants nesting in bromeliads. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:38 pubmed publisher
    ..The single occurrence of another, unidentified microdontine species' pupae in a nest of the ant species Camponotus melanoticus Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is reported.
  31. Fayle T, Scholtz O, Dumbrell A, Russell S, Segar S, Eggleton P. Detection of mitochondrial COII DNA sequences in ant guts as a method for assessing termite predation by ants. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0122533 pubmed publisher
    ..Although ant species varied in detection of termite DNA, ranging from 63 % (5/7; Camponotus sp. 1) to 0 % (0/7; Ponera sp...
  32. Ramalho M, Vieira A, Pereira M, Moreau C, Bueno O. Transovarian Transmission of Blochmannia and Wolbachia Endosymbionts in the Neotropical Weaver Ant Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Curr Microbiol. 2018;75:866-873 pubmed publisher
    b>Camponotus is a hyper-diverse ant genus that is associated with the obligate endosymbiont Blochmannia, and often also with Wolbachia, but morphological studies on the location of these bacteria in the queen's ovaries during oogenesis ..
  33. Narendra A, Ramirez Esquivel F, Ribi W. Compound eye and ocellar structure for walking and flying modes of locomotion in the Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus. Sci Rep. 2016;6:22331 pubmed publisher
    ..of the compound eye and ocelli in pedestrian workers, alate females and alate males of an Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus, and discuss the trade-offs involved in optical sensitivity and spatial resolution...
  34. Eveleigh E, Silk P, Leclair G, Mayo P, Francis B, Williams M. Spruce Budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Oral Secretions I: Biology and Function. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:1641-51 pubmed publisher
    ..that fed on three host tree species and on artificial diet significantly increased the grooming time of ants (Camponotus sp.), indicating that SBW OS have an anti-predator function...
  35. Boucher P, Hébert C, Francoeur A, Sirois L. Postfire Succession of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Nesting in Dead Wood of Northern Boreal Forest. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:1316-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Six other species were less frequently found, among which Camponotus herculeanus (Linné), Formica neorufibarbis Emery, and Formica aserva Forel were locally abundant, but more ..
  36. Engsontia P, Sangket U, Robertson H, Satasook C. Diversification of the ant odorant receptor gene family and positive selection on candidate cuticular hydrocarbon receptors. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:380 pubmed publisher
    ..These were used, together with Or genes from Camponotus floridanus, Harpegnathos saltator, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, Linepithema humile, Cerapachys biroi, Solenopsis ..
  37. Wajnberg E, Alves O, Perales J, da Rocha S, Ferreira A, Cameron L, et al. Ferritin from the haemolymph of adult ants: an extraction method for characterization and a ferromagnetic study. Eur Biophys J. 2018;47:641-653 pubmed publisher
    ..Ferritin isolation from the haemolymph of adult Camponotus sericeiventris ants involved heating at 75 °C, followed by protein fractionation with 3...
  38. Alvarado S, Rajakumar R, Abouheif E, Szyf M. Epigenetic variation in the Egfr gene generates quantitative variation in a complex trait in ants. Nat Commun. 2015;6:6513 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that, in the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus, global (genome-wide) DNA methylation indirectly regulates quantitative methylation of the conserved ..
  39. Bezděčková K, Bezděčka P, Machar I. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa. 2015;4020:101-33 pubmed publisher
    ..The most diverse genera are Pheidole (86 species/subspecies), Camponotus (73 species/subspecies), and Pseudomyrmex (47 species/subspecies)...
  40. Perez M, Giurfa M, d Ettorre P. The scent of mixtures: rules of odour processing in ants. Sci Rep. 2015;5:8659 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding how animals perceive odour mixtures is central to multiple disciplines. Here we focused on carpenter ants, which rely on odours in various behavioural contexts...
  41. de Bekker C, Ohm R, Loreto R, Sebastian A, Albert I, Merrow M, et al. Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:620 pubmed publisher
    ..The biting behavior observed in Carpenter ants infected by the specialized fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l. is an example of the latter...
  42. Glastad K, Hunt B, Goodisman M. DNA methylation and chromatin organization in insects: insights from the Ant Camponotus floridanus. Genome Biol Evol. 2015;7:931-42 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated associations between DNA methylation and histone modifications in the genome of the ant Camponotus floridanus in order to provide insight into how different epigenetic systems interact to affect gene function...
  43. Koyama S, Urayama S, Ohmatsu T, Sassa Y, Sakai C, Takata M, et al. Identification, characterization and full-length sequence analysis of a novel dsRNA virus isolated from the arboreal ant Camponotus yamaokai. J Gen Virol. 2015;96:1930-7 pubmed publisher
    A novel dsRNA virus was identified from the arboreal ant Camponotus yamaokai. The complete nucleotide sequence analysis of the virus revealed that the virus consisted of 5704 bp with two ORFs...
  44. Yilmaz A, Lindenberg A, Albert S, Grübel K, Spaethe J, Rössler W, et al. Age-related and light-induced plasticity in opsin gene expression and in primary and secondary visual centers of the nectar-feeding ant Camponotus rufipes. Dev Neurobiol. 2016;76:1041-57 pubmed publisher
    b>Camponotus rufipes workers are characterized by an age-related polyethism. In the initial weeks of adult life, young workers perform tasks inside the nest before they switch to multimodal foraging tasks outside...
  45. Sharma K, Enzmann B, Schmidt Y, Moore D, Jones G, Parker J, et al. Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones for Social Behavior and Their Coding in the Ant Antenna. Cell Rep. 2015;12:1261-71 pubmed publisher
    ..detection of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) by female-specific olfactory sensilla basiconica on the antenna of Camponotus floridanus ants through the utilization of one of the largest family of odorant receptors characterized so far ..
  46. Gonthier D. Do herbivores eavesdrop on ant chemical communication to avoid predation?. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e28703 pubmed publisher
    ..instabilis and Camponotus textor) and comparing leaves from trees with and without A...
  47. Seid M, Junge E. Social isolation and brain development in the ant Camponotus floridanus. Naturwissenschaften. 2016;103:42 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examines the impact of social isolation on the development of mushroom bodies of the ant Camponotus floridanus...
  48. Emery V, Tsutsui N. Differential Sharing of Chemical Cues by Social Parasites Versus Social Mutualists in a Three-Species Symbiosis. J Chem Ecol. 2016;42:277-85 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the two parabiotic species (Crematogaster levior and Camponotus femoratus) maintain species-specific cues, and do not acquire compounds from the other species...
  49. Khan S, Singh S, Rastogi N. Heavy metal accumulation and ecosystem engineering by two common mine site-nesting ant species: implications for pollution-level assessment and bioremediation of coal mine soil. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:195 pubmed publisher
    ..of ecosystem engineering activities of two coal mine site-inhabiting ant species, Cataglyphis longipedem and Camponotus compressus. The abundance of Ct. longipedem increased while that of C...
  50. Entler B, Cannon J, Seid M. Morphine addiction in ants: a new model for self-administration and neurochemical analysis. J Exp Biol. 2016;219:2865-2869 pubmed
    ..The ant species Camponotus floridanus actively seeks and self-administers morphine even in the absence of caloric value or additional ..
  51. Ramalho M, Martins C, Silva L, Martins V, Bueno O. Molecular Profile of the Brazilian Weaver Ant Camponotus textor Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2016;45:463-470 pubmed
    b>Camponotus textor Forel is, to date, the only weaver ant recorded from Brazil, and all existing studies on the species are restricted to describing its weaving and nesting behaviors...
  52. Ramalho M, Santos R, Fernandes T, Morini M, Bueno O. "Cytochrome c oxidase I DNA sequence of Camponotus ants with different nesting strategies is a tool for distinguishing between morphologically similar species". Genetica. 2016;144:375-83 pubmed publisher
    The great diversity of Camponotus, high levels of geographic, intraspecific and morphological variation common to most species of this genus make the determination of the interspecific limits of Camponotus a complex task...
  53. Ward P, Blaimer B, Fisher B. A revised phylogenetic classification of the ant subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with resurrection of the genera Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex. Zootaxa. 2016;4072:343-57 pubmed publisher
    ..To ensure monophyly of this large, cosmopolitan genus we institute the following changes: Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex, both former subgenera of Camponotus, are elevated to genus level (stat. rev...
  54. Loreto R, Hughes D. Disease in the Society: Infectious Cadavers Result in Collapse of Ant Sub-Colonies. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0160820 pubmed publisher
    ..we introduced a single infectious cadaver killed by the fungus Beauveria bassiana into small nests of the ant Camponotus castaneus...
  55. Kupper M, Stigloher C, Feldhaar H, Gross R. Distribution of the obligate endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus and expression analysis of putative immune genes in ovaries of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2016;45:475-487 pubmed publisher
    The bacterial endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus contributes to its hosts' ontogeny via nutritional upgrading during metamorphosis...
  56. Berman D, Zhigulskava Z, Leirikh A. Cold Resistance of An Ant Camponotus herculeanus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Various Climates in North-East Asia. Cryo Letters. 2017;38:17-28 pubmed
    ..Using an ant species Camponotus herculeanus to investigate whether there is a relationship between cold resistance and overwintering ..
  57. Leroy C, Petitclerc F, Orivel J, Corbara B, Carrias J, Dejean A, et al. The influence of light, substrate and seed origin on the germination and establishment of an ant-garden bromeliad. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2017;19:70-78 pubmed publisher
    ..The seeds of Aechmea mertensii, a tank-bromeliad species, are dispersed by either Camponotus femoratus or Neoponera goeldii, two ant species that initiate ant gardens (AGs)...
  58. Morais A, Brown K, Stanton M, Massuda K, Trigo J. Are Aristolochic Acids Responsible for the Chemical Defence of Aposematic Larvae of Battus polydamas (L.) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)?. Neotrop Entomol. 2013;42:558-64 pubmed publisher
    ..polydamas. Laboratory bioassays with carpenter ants and young chicks using palatable baits topically treated with a pure commercial mixture of AAs I and AAs II in ..
  59. Vicente R, Dattilo W, Izzo T. Differential Recruitment of Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius) Ants in Response to Ant Garden Herbivory. Neotrop Entomol. 2014;43:519-25 pubmed publisher
    ..to AGs and a locally abundant understory herb, Piper hispidum, in order to quantify the number of recruited Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius) defenders...
  60. Ramalho M, Martins C, Silva L, Martins V, Bueno O. Intracellular Symbiotic Bacteria of Camponotus textor, Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Curr Microbiol. 2017;74:589-597 pubmed publisher
    This study focuses on the weaver ant, Camponotus textor, Forel which occurs in some areas of the Brazilian Cerrado and Atlantic Forest, and its symbionts: Blochmannia, an obligate symbiont of Camponotus, and Wolbachia, known for causing ..
  61. Wang Y, Zuber R, Laudahn A, Berger J, Moussian B. Cuticular body hairs mediate clumping of small Camponotus floridanus larvae. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2017;46:108-115 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report on our studies on hairs at the surface of larvae of the ant species Camponotus floridanus and Camponotus sericeiventris...
  62. Konorov E, Nikitin M, Mikhailov K, Lysenkov S, Belenky M, Chang P, et al. Genomic exaptation enables Lasius niger adaptation to urban environments. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:39 pubmed publisher
    ..inhabitant of all ants - and we compare it with the genomes of other ant species, including the closely related Camponotus floridanus...
  63. Clark R, Singer M. Keystone mutualism strengthens top-down effects by recruiting large-bodied ants. Oecologia. 2018;186:601-610 pubmed publisher
    ..Experiments revealed that host plants occupied by sap feeders favored large-bodied ant species in the genus Camponotus, but there were no changes to community-wide ant abundance or ant species richness...
  64. Brown B, Wernegreen J. Deep divergence and rapid evolutionary rates in gut-associated Acetobacteraceae of ants. BMC Microbiol. 2016;16:140 pubmed publisher
    ..We characterized the bacterial communities associated with an abundant ant species, Camponotus chromaiodes...
  65. Rakotonirina J, Csősz S, Fisher B. Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy <i>Camponotus</i> <i>grandidieri</i> and <i>niveosetosus</i> species groups (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using qualitative and quantitative morphology. Zootaxa. 2017;4238:zootaxa.4238.2.2 pubmed publisher
    The Camponotus grandidieri species group and Camponotus niveosetosus species group of the Malagasy region are revised...
  66. Koyama S, Sakai C, Thomas C, Nunoura T, Urayama S. A new member of the family Totiviridae associated with arboreal ants (Camponotus nipponicus). Arch Virol. 2016;161:2043-5 pubmed publisher
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