We study the evolution and genetic basis of social phenotypes, using social insect as a model system. We are especially interested in how social interactions affect genetic architecture and trait evolution.
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Select Recent PublicationsLinksvayer TA, JH Fewell, J Gadau, MD Laubichler. 2012. Developmental evolution in social insects: regulatory networks from genes to societies. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developemental Evolution 318: 159-169.
Linksvayer TA, O Kaftanoglu, E Akyol, S Blatch, GV Amdam, RE Page Jr. 2011. Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen-worker dimorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1939-1948.
Van Dyken, JD, TA Linksvayer, MJ Wade. 2011. Kin selection-mutation balance. American Naturalist 177: 288-300.
Schmidt, AM, TA Linksvayer, JJ Boomsma, JS Pedersen. 2011. Queen-worker caste ratio depends on colony size in the pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis). Insectes Sociaux 58: 139-144.
van Zweden, JS, JF Brask, JH Christensen, JJ Boomsma, TA Linksvayer, P d'Ettorre. 2010. Blending of heritable recognition cues among ant nestmates creates distinct colony gestalt odors but prevents within-colony nepotism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1498-1508.
Johnson, BR, TA Linksvayer. 2010. Deconstructing the superorganism: social physiology, reproductive groundplans, and sociogenomics. The Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 57-79.
Linksvayer, TA, O Rueppell, O Kaftanoglu, GV Amdam, RE Page Jr. 2009. The genetic basis of transgressive ovary size in honey bee workers. Genetics 183: 693-707.
Linksvayer, TA, MJ Wade. 2009. Genes with social effects are expected to harbor more sequence variation within and between species. Evolution 63: 1685-1696.
Linksvayer, TA, MK Fondrk, RE Page Jr. 2009. Colony-level selection in honey bees produces coevolved socially-interacting gene complexes.American Naturalist 173: E99-E107.
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