Pogonomyrmex

Summary

Alias: Ephebomyrmex

Top Publications

  1. Friedman D, Greene M, Gordon D. The physiology of forager hydration and variation among harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) colonies in collective foraging behavior. Sci Rep. 2019;9:5126 pubmed publisher
    ..Red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) colonies must spend water to obtain water: colonies lose water as workers forage outside the nest, ..
  2. Gordon D, Pilko A, De Bortoli N, Ingram K. Does an ecological advantage produce the asymmetric lineage ratio in a harvester ant population?. Oecologia. 2013;173:849-57 pubmed publisher
    ..Using census data from a long-term study of a dependent-lineage population of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, we identified the lineage of 130 colonies sampled in 1997-1999, ranging in age from 1 to 19 years ..
  3. Libbrecht R, Corona M, Wende F, Azevedo D, Serrao J, Keller L. Interplay between insulin signaling, juvenile hormone, and vitellogenin regulates maternal effects on polyphenism in ants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:11050-5 pubmed publisher
    ..determination, the differential larval development toward the queen or worker caste, was recently documented in Pogonomyrmex seed harvester ants, in which only colonies with a hibernated queen produce new queens...
  4. Friedman D, Pilko A, Skowronska Krawczyk D, Krasinska K, Parker J, Hirsh J, et al. The Role of Dopamine in the Collective Regulation of Foraging in Harvester Ants. iScience. 2018;8:283-294 pubmed publisher
    Colonies of the red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) differ in how they regulate collective foraging activity in response to changes in humidity...
  5. Gordon D. The Ecology of Collective Behavior in Ants. Annu Rev Entomol. 2019;64:35-50 pubmed publisher
    Nest choice in Temnothorax spp.; task allocation and the regulation of activity in Pheidole dentata, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, and Atta spp...
  6. Enzmann B, Gibbs A, Nonacs P. The cost of being queen: investment across Pogonomyrmex harvester ant gynes that differ in degree of claustrality. J Insect Physiol. 2014;70:134-42 pubmed publisher
    ..per capita production cost required for semi-claustral, facultative, and claustral gynes across four species of Pogonomyrmex harvester ants...
  7. Herrmann M, Cahan S. Inter-genomic sexual conflict drives antagonistic coevolution in harvester ants. Proc Biol Sci. 2014;281: pubmed publisher
    ..sexually antagonistic adaptations in queens and males of the socially hybridogenetic 'J' lineages of Pogonomyrmex harvester ants, whose mating system promotes hybridization in queens but selects against it in males...
  8. Edelman A. Positive interactions between desert granivores: localized facilitation of harvester ants by kangaroo rats. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30914 pubmed publisher
    ..interaction exists between banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) mounds and rough harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex rugosus) colonies...
  9. Álvarez Espino R, Ríos Casanova L, Godínez Álvarez H. Seed removal in a tropical North American desert: an evaluation of pre- and post-dispersal seed removal in Stenocereus stellatus. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2017;19:469-474 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Pogonomyrmex barbatus was probably the main ant removing seeds from soil...

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  1. Flanagan T, Letendre K, Burnside W, Fricke G, Moses M. Quantifying the effect of colony size and food distribution on harvester ant foraging. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39427 pubmed publisher
    Desert seed-harvester ants, genus Pogonomyrmex, are central place foragers that search for resources collectively. We quantify how seed harvesters exploit the spatial distribution of seeds to improve their rate of seed collection...
  2. Nguyen A, Gotelli N, Cahan S. The evolution of heat shock protein sequences, cis-regulatory elements, and expression profiles in the eusocial Hymenoptera. BMC Evol Biol. 2016;16:15 pubmed publisher
    ..For the inducible homologues, the more thermally tolerant species, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, had greater Hsp basal expression and induction in response to heat stress than did the less thermally ..
  3. Johnson R. A taxonomic revision of South American species of the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Part I. Zootaxa. 2015;4029:1-142 pubmed publisher
    South American species in the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (subfamily Myrmicinae) are interesting biologically because of their numerous queen phenotypes and life histories...
  4. 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 invicta and Apis mellifera, in molecular evolution ..
  5. Smith C, Helms Cahan S, Kemena C, Brady S, Yang W, Bornberg Bauer E, et al. How Do Genomes Create Novel Phenotypes? Insights from the Loss of the Worker Caste in Ant Social Parasites. Mol Biol Evol. 2015;32:2919-31 pubmed publisher
    ..parasites impacted genome evolution across two independent origins of social parasitism in the ant genera Pogonomyrmex and Vollenhovia...
  6. Peeters C, Keller R, Johnson R. Selection against aerial dispersal in ants: two non-flying queen phenotypes in Pogonomyrmex laticeps. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47727 pubmed publisher
    The South American seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex laticeps has dimorphic queens: ergatoid (permanently wingless) and brachypterous (short, non-functional wings)...
  7. Greene M, Pinter Wollman N, Gordon D. Interactions with combined chemical cues inform harvester ant foragers' decisions to leave the nest in search of food. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e52219 pubmed publisher
    ..Colony organization arises from the responses of individuals to local cues. Red harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) regulate foraging using interactions between returning and outgoing foragers...
  8. Udiani O, Pinter Wollman N, Kang Y. Identifying robustness in the regulation of collective foraging of ant colonies using an interaction-based model with backward bifurcation. J Theor Biol. 2015;367:61-75 pubmed publisher
    ..We validate the model with experimental data from harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) and perform sensitivity analysis...
  9. Gordon D, Dektar K, Pinter Wollman N. Harvester ant colony variation in foraging activity and response to humidity. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e63363 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we examine variation among colonies in the foraging behavior of the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus...
  10. Tschinkel W. Florida harvester ant nest architecture, nest relocation and soil carbon dioxide gradients. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59911 pubmed publisher
    Colonies of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, excavate species-typical subterranean nests up the 3 m deep with characteristic vertical distribution of chamber area/shape, spacing between levels and vertical arrangement of ..
  11. Johnson R, Cover S. A taxonomic revision of the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Hispaniola. Zootaxa. 2015;3972:231-49 pubmed publisher
    We revise species of seed-harvester ants in the genus Pogonomyrmex (subfamily Myrmicinae) that occur on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Three species are recognized: P. aterrimus Wheeler (new status), P...
  12. Gordon D. The rewards of restraint in the collective regulation of foraging by harvester ant colonies. Nature. 2013;498:91-3 pubmed publisher
    ..This work shows that variation among harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) colonies in collective response to changing conditions is related to variation in colony lifetime ..
  13. Byers J. Earwigs (Labidura riparia) mimic rotting-flesh odor to deceive vertebrate predators. Naturwissenschaften. 2015;102:38 pubmed publisher
    ..Adults also spit odorous sulfides after prolonged attacks by harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, who were only deterred by the earwig's forceps...
  14. Johnson R, Overson R, Moreau C. A New Species of Seed-harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex hoelldobleri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from the Mohave and Sonoran Deserts of North America. Zootaxa. 2013;3646:201-27 pubmed
    b>Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus Cole was described as a distinct species; unusually large eyes and a high ocular index (maximum eye diameter/head width) were listed as diagnostic characters. However, examination of numerous series of P...
  15. Johnson R, Moreau C. A new ant genus from southern Argentina and southern Chile, Patagonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa. 2016;4139:1-31 pubmed publisher
    The ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) comprises 71 described species that occur in North America, South America, and Hispaniola, and it is the nominal genus in the recently established tribe Pogonomyrmecini...
  16. Waters J, Ochs A, Fewell J, Harrison J. Differentiating causality and correlation in allometric scaling: ant colony size drives metabolic hypometry. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284: pubmed publisher
    ..To overcome this limitation, we experimentally reduced the size of harvester ant colonies (Pogonomyrmex californicus) and quantified the consequent increase in mass-specific metabolic rates...
  17. Burgess R, Davis R, Edwards D. Lead bioaccumulation in Texas Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) and toxicological implications for Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) populations of Bexar County, Texas. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:8012-8026 pubmed publisher
    ..Soils, harvester ants, and rinse water from the ants were analyzed at 11 Texas Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) mounds...
  18. Welzel K, Lee S, Dossey A, Chauhan K, Choe D. Verification of Argentine ant defensive compounds and their behavioral effects on heterospecific competitors and conspecific nestmates. Sci Rep. 2018;8:1477 pubmed publisher
    ..communications during aggressive interactions with a heterospecific competitor, California harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex californicus)...
  19. Schmasow M, Robertson I. Selective Foraging by Pogonomyrmex salinus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Semiarid Grassland: Implications for a Rare Plant. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:952-60 pubmed publisher
    ..g., morphology, nutrient content). We examined the foraging decisions of Owyhee harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex salinus (Olsen), in semiarid grassland dominated by two species of grass, Poa secunda and Bromus tectorum, and ..
  20. Briggs C, Redak R. Seed Selection by the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Coastal Sage Scrub: Interactions With Invasive Plant Species. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:983-90 pubmed publisher
    ..of foraging and cafeteria-style experiments to test for seed species selection by the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in CSS. Analysis of foraging behavior showed that P...
  21. Hernández Flores J, Osorio Beristain M, Martinez Garza C. Ant Foraging As an Indicator of Tropical Dry Forest Restoration. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:991-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Foraging performance by granivorous, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, ants was diminished after 6 and 8 years of cattle grazing and wood harvest were excluded as part of a ..
  22. Tschinkel W, Hanley N. Vertical organization of the division of labor within nests of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0188630 pubmed publisher
    In the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, foragers occur only in the top 15 cm of the nest, whereas brood and brood-care workers reside mostly in the deepest regions, yet the food and seeds foragers collect must be transported ..