red harvester ant


Alias: Pogonomyrmex barbatus, Pogonomyrmex barbatus (Smith, 1858), Pogonomyrmex barbatus var. fuscatus

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  1. Ahier A, Rondard P, Gouignard N, Khayath N, Huang S, Trolet J, et al. A new family of receptor tyrosine kinases with a venus flytrap binding domain in insects and other invertebrates activated by aminoacids. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5651 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of RTKs specific for parasites and insect vectors raises new perspectives for the control of human parasitic and infectious diseases...
  2. Gouignard N, Vanderstraete M, Cailliau K, Lescuyer A, Browaeys E, Dissous C. Schistosoma mansoni: structural and biochemical characterization of two distinct Venus Kinase Receptors. Exp Parasitol. 2012;132:32-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Recombinant SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 exhibit tyrosine kinase activities dependent on the binding of distinct small ligand molecules. SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 could represent paralogs with different functions in the parasite. ..
  3. Vicogne J, Pin J, Lardans V, Capron M, Noël C, Dissous C. An unusual receptor tyrosine kinase of Schistosoma mansoni contains a Venus Flytrap module. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003;126:51-62 pubmed
    ..The preferential localization of SmRTK-1 in sporocyst germinal cells and ovocytes could be in favor of its function in schistosome growth and differentiation...
  4. 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, and ..
  5. 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 when ..
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ..

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  1. 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. Previous work shows how colonies regulate foraging in response to food availability and desiccation costs:..
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ..
  4. 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 ..
  5. 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...
  6. 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. Soil concentrations at the harvester ant mounds ranged from 13 to 7474 mg/kg of lead dry weight...
  7. 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 ..
  8. Vanderstraete M, Gouignard N, Ahier A, Morel M, Vicogne J, Dissous C. The venus kinase receptor (VKR) family: structure and evolution. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:361 pubmed publisher
  9. Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection. Proc Biol Sci. 2013;280:20122968 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that concerted evolution plays an adaptive role in the evolution of this gene family...
  10. Zhang Z, Zhu S. Comparative genomics analysis of five families of antimicrobial peptide-like genes in seven ant species. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:262-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work not only enlarges the insect AMP resource, but also sheds light on the complexity and dynamic evolution of AMPs in ants...
  11. Ingram K, Oefner P, Gordon D. Task-specific expression of the foraging gene in harvester ants. Mol Ecol. 2005;14:813-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We cloned the red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) ortholog (Pbfor) to foraging, one of few genes implicated in social organization, and found that foraging ..