Koos Boomsma

Koos Boomsma

Professor


  1. 2014
  2. Published

    Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus-growing termites. / Otani, Saria; Mikaelyan, Aram; Nobre, Tânia; Hansen, Lars H.; Koné, N'Golo A.; Sørensen, Søren Johannes; Aanen, Duur K.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Brune, Andreas; Thomas-Poulsen, Michael.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 23, No. 18, 2014, p. 4631–4644.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Short independent lives and selection for maximal sperm survival make investment in immune defences unprofitable for leaf-cutting ant males. / Stürup, Marlene; Baer, B.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Vol. 68, No. 6, 2014, p. 947-955.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Sperm mixing in the polyandrous leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior. / Stürup, Marlene; Nash, David Richard; Hughes, William O.H.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 4, No. 18, 2014, p. 3571-3582.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Complementary symbiont contributions to plant decomposition in a fungus-farming termite. / Thomas-Poulsen, Michael; Hu, Haofu; Li, Cai; Chen, Zhensheng; Xu, Luohao; Otani, Saria; Nygaard, Sanne; Nobre, Tania; Klaubauf, Sylvia; Schindler, Philipp M; Hauser, Frank; Pan, Hailin; Yang, Zhikai; Sonnenberg, Anton S.M.; de Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Zhang, Yong; Wingfield, Michael J; Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelis; de Vries, Ronald P.; Korb, Judith; Aanen, Duur K.; Wang, Jun; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Zhang, Guojie.

    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 111, No. 40, 14500-14505, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Symbiotic adaptation in the fungal cultivar of leaf-cutting ants. / de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Tunlid, Anders.

    In: Nature Communications, Vol. 5, 5675, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Variable interaction specificity and symbiont performance in Panamanian Trachymyrmex and Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ants. / de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: B M C Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 14, 244, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. 2013
  9. Published

    Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies. / Adams, Rachelle Martha Marie; Liberti, Joanito; Illum, Anders A.; Jones, Tappey H.; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110, No. 39, 2013, p. 15752-15757.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Specificity and stability of the Acromyrmex–Pseudonocardia symbiosis. / Andersen, Sandra Breum; Hansen, Lars H.; Sapountzis, Panagiotis; Sørensen, Søren Johannes; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 22, No. 16, 2013, p. 4307-4321.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Beyond promiscuity : mate-choice commitments in social breeding. / Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 368, No. 1613, 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Nature's Oracle The Life and Work of W. D. Hamilton. / Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Science, Vol. 340, No. 6129, 2013, p. 145-146.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Nice to kin and nasty to non-kin : revisiting Hamilton's early insights on eusociality. / Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; d'Ettorre, Patrizia.

    In: Biology Letters, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Laccase detoxification mediates the nutritional alliance between leaf-cutting ants and fungus-garden symbionts. / De Fine Licht, Henrik; Schiøtt, Morten; Rogowska-Wrzesinska, Adelina; Nygaard, Sanne; Roepstorff, Peter; Boomsma, Jacobus.

    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110, No. 2, 2013, p. 583-587.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Dynamic disease management in trachymyrmex fungus-growing ants (Attini: Formicidae). / Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes; Bruner, Gaspar; Gomez, Ernesto B.; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Wcislo, William T.

    In: American Naturalist, Vol. 181, No. 4, 2013, p. 571-582.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    The fungal symbiont of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants expresses the full spectrum of genes to degrade cellulose and other plant cell wall polysaccharides. / Grell, Morten N.; Linde, Tore; Nygaard, Sanne; Nielsen, Kåre L.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Lange, Lene.

    In: B M C Genomics, Vol. 14, 928, 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    Parent-offspring conflict and the persistence of pregnancy-induced hypertension in modern humans. / Hartsteen, Birgitte Hollegaard; Byars, Sean Geoffrey; Lykke, Jacob; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: P L o S One, Vol. 8, No. 2, e56821, 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality. / Simola, Daniel F.; Wissler, Lothar; Donahue, Greg; Waterhouse, Robert M.; Helmkampf, Martin; Roux, Julien; Nygaard, Sanne; Glastad, Karl M.; Hagen, Darren E.; Viljakainen, Lumi; Reese, Justin T; Hunt, Brendan G; Graur, Dan; Elhaik, Eran; Kriventseva, Evgenia V; Wen, Jiayu; Parker, Brian John; Cash, Elizabeth; Privman, Eyal; Childers, Christopher P; Muñoz-Torres, Monica C; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Bornberg-Bauer, Erich; Currie, Cameron R; Elsik, Christine G; Suen, Garret; Goodisman, Michael A D; Keller, Laurent; Liebig, Jürgen; Rawls, Alan; Reinberg, Danny; Smith, Chris D; Smith, Chris R; Tsutsui, Neil; Wurm, Yannick; Zdobnov, Evgeny M; Berger, Shelley L; Gadau, Jürgen.

    In: Genome Research, Vol. 23, No. 8, 2013, p. 1235-1247.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  19. Published

    When every sperm counts : factors affecting male fertility in the honeybee Apis mellifera. / Stürup, Marlene; Baer-Imhoof, B.; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Baer, B.

    In: Behavioral Ecology, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2013, p. 1192-1198.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    Differential gene expression in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants after challenges with two fungal pathogens. / Yek, Sze Huei; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Schiøtt, Morten.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 22, No. 8, 2013, p. 2173-2187.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    A technique to artificially inseminate leafcutter ants. / den Boer, Susanne; Boomsma, J. J.; Baer, B.

    In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 60, 2013, p. 111-118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  22. 2012
  23. Published

    Disease dynamics in a specialized parasite of ant societies. / Andersen, Sandra Breum; Ferrari, Matthew; Evans, Harry C.; Elliot, Simon L.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Hughes, David P.

    In: PLOS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 5, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  24. Published

    Dynamic Wolbachia prevalence in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants : potential for a nutritional symbiosis. / Andersen, Sandra Breum; Boye, Mads; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 25, No. 7, 2012, p. 1340-1350.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    An evaluation of the possible adaptive function of fungal brood covering by attine ants. / Armitage, Sophie Alice Octavia; Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes; Wcislo, William T.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Evolution, Vol. 66, No. 6, 2012, p. 1966-1975.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Old soldiers never die .... / Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Nygaard, Sanne.

    In: Genome Biology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 144, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Reproduction and dispersal in an ant-associated root aphid community. / Ivens, A.B.F.; Kronauer, Daniel Jan Christoph; Pen, I.; Weissing, F.J.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 21, No. 17, 2012, p. 4257-4269.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    Ants farm subterranean aphids mostly in single clone groups : an example of prudent husbandry for carbohydrates and proteins? / Ivens, Aniek B.F.; Kronauer, Daniel Jan Christoph; Pen, Ido; Weissing, Franz J.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: B M C Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 12, No. 106, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  29. Published

    Wingless virgin queens assume helper roles in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. / Nehring, Volker; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; D'Ettorre, Patrizia.

    In: Current Biology, Vol. 22, No. 17, 2012, p. R671-R673.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    Dispersal and gene flow in the rare, parasitic Large Blue butterfly Maculinea arion. / Ugelvig, Line Vej; Andersen, Anne; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Nash, David Richard.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 21, No. 13, 2012, p. 3224-3236.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    Virulence of mixed fungal infections in honey bee brood. / Vojvodic, Svjetlana; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Eilenberg, Jørgen; Jensen, Annette Bruun.

    In: Frontiers in Zoology, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  32. Published

    Regulation and specificity of antifungal metapleural gland secretion in leaf-cutting ants. / Yek, Sze Huei; Nash, David Richard; Jensen, Annette Bruun; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 279, No. 1745, 2012, p. 4215-4222.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops. / Yek, Sze Huei; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Poulsen, Michael.

    In: Psyche (Cambridge, 1874), Vol. 2012, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  34. 2011
  35. Published

    Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants : a cross-fostering approach. / Armitage, Sophie A O; Broch, Jens F; Marín, Hermogenes Fernández; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

    In: Evolution, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2011, p. 1791-9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    Evolutionary biology : Farming writ small. / Boomsma, Jacobus J.

    In: Nature, Vol. 469, No. 7330, 2011, p. 308-309.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  37. Published

    Only full-sibling families evolved eusociality. / Boomsma, Jacobus J; Beekman, Madeleine; Cornwallis, Charlie K; Griffin, Ashleigh S; Holman, Luke; Hughes, William O H; Keller, Laurent; Oldroyd, Benjamin P; Ratnieks, Francis L W.

    In: Nature, Vol. 471, No. 7339, 2011, p. E4-5; author reply E9-10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  38. Published

    Random sperm use and genetic effects on worker caste fate in Atta colombica leaf-cutting ants. / Holman, Luke; Stürup, Marlene; Trontti, Kalevi; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 20, No. 23, 2011, p. 5092-5102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  39. Published

    Behavioral mechanisms and morphological symptoms of zombie ants dying from fungal infection. / Hughes, David P; Andersen, Sandra B; Hywel-Jones, Nigel L; Himaman, Winanda; Billen, Johan; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

    In: B M C Ecology, Vol. 11, No. 13, 2011, p. 13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  40. Published

    Characterisation and cross-amplification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in ant-associated root-aphids. / Ivens, A.B.F.; Kronauer, Daniel Jan Christoph; Boomsma, J.J.

    In: Conservation Genetics Resources, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011, p. 73-77.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  41. Published

    Rapid shifts in Atta cephalotes fungus-garden enzyme activity after a change in fungal substrate (Attini, Formicidae). / Kooij, P W; Schiøtt, M; Boomsma, J J; De Fine Licht, H H.

    In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2011, p. 145-151.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  42. Published

    Nine novel microsatellite markers for the army ant Simopelta pergandei (subfamily Ponerinae). / Kronauer, D.J.C.; Boomsma, J.J.; Pierce, N.E.

    In: Conservation Genetics Resources, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011, p. 61-63.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  43. Published

    Strict monandry in the ponerine army ant genus Simopelta suggests that colony size and complexity drive mating system evolution in social insects. / Kronauer, Daniel J C; O'Donnell, Sean; Boomsma, Jacobus J; Pierce, Naomi E.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011, p. 420-8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  44. Published

    Hybridization in East African swarm-raiding army ants. / Kronauer, Daniel Jc; Peters, Marcell K; Schöning, Caspar; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

    In: Frontiers in Zoology, Vol. 8, 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  45. Published

    The dynamics of plant cell-wall polysaccharide decomposition in leaf-cutting ant fungus gardens. / Moller, Isabel Eva; de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Harholt, Jesper; Willats, William George Tycho; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: P L o S One, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  46. Published

    Survival and growth of parasitic Maculinea alcon caterpillars (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in laboratory nests of three Myrmica ant species. / Nash, David Richard; Als, Thomas Damm; Boomsma, J. J.

    In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2011, p. 391-401.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  47. Published

    Farming termites determine the genetic population structure of Termitomyces fungal symbionts. / Nobre, Tânia; Fernandes, Cecília; Boomsma, Jacobus J; Korb, Judith; Aanen, Duur K.

    In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 20, No. 9, 2011, p. 2023-2033.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  48. Published

    The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming. / Nygaard, Sanne; Zhang, Guojie; Schiøtt, Morten; Li, Cai; Wurm, Yannick; Hu, Haofu; Zhou, Jiajian; Ji, Lu; Qiu, Feng; Rasmussen, Morten; Pan, Hailin; Hauser, Frank; Krogh, Anders; Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelis (Cok); Wang, Jun; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Genome Research, Vol. 21, No. 8, 2011, p. 1339-1348.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  49. Published

    No benefit in diversity? The effect of genetic variation on survival and disease resistance in a polygynous social insect. / Schmidt, Anna Mosegaard; Linksvayer, Timothy Arnold; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Pedersen, Jes Søe.

    In: Ecological Entomology, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2011, p. 751–759.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  50. Published

    Queen-worker caste ratio depends on colony size in the pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis). / Schmidt, Anna Mosegaard; Linksvayer, Timothy Arnold; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Pedersen, Jes Søe.

    In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2011, p. 139–144.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  51. Published

    Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens. / Semenova, Tatyana; Hughes, David Peter; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Schiøtt, Morten.

    In: B M C Microbiology, Vol. 12, 2011, p. 1-11.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  52. Published

    Variation in male body size and reproductive allocation in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica : estimating variance components and possible trade-offs. / Stürup, M.; den Boer, S. P. A.; Nash, David Richard; Boomsma, J. J.; Baer, B.

    In: Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2011, p. 47-55.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  53. Published

    Reconstructing eight decades of genetic variation in an isolated Danish population of the large blue butterfly Maculinea arion. / Ugelvig, Line V; Nielsen, Per S; Boomsma, Jacobus J; Nash, David Richard.

    In: B M C Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 11, 2011, p. 201.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  54. Published

    Mating, hybridisation and introgression in Lasius ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). / Van der Have, Tom; Pedersen, Jes Søe; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan.

    In: Myrmecological News, Vol. 15, 2011, p. 109–115.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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