Research in the Abouheif Lab



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2012
  • Discovery Channel's Daily Planet (Nov. 28, 2012)
  • Le Code Chastenay investigates the supersoldier ants story (Sept. 18, 2012)
  • Scientific American: Scientists Make Supersoldier Ants (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • The Telegraph: Frankenstein ants created by scientists (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • PBS Newshour: Honey, I Blew Up the Ants (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • Mirror: Monster "supersoldier" ants with huge heads created by scientists (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • Popular Mechanics: How Ants Create "Supersoldiers" - And Why More Species Don't (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • BBC Nature News: Ants turned into 'supersoldiers' (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • CBC News: Rare 'supersoldier' ants created in Canadian lab (Jan. 6, 2012)
  • PhysOrg: Supersoldier ants created in the lab by reactivating ancestral genes (Jan. 6, 2012)
  • National Post: 'Super soldier" ants created at McGill (Jan. 6, 2012)
  • Mail Online: Welcome to a brave new world: Genetic scientists create freakish man-made monster ants with huge heads and jaws (Jan. 6, 2012)
  • Metro: Scientists create monster supersoldier ants by activating ancestral genes (Jan. 7, 2012)
  • The Register: Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS (Jan. 7, 2012)
  • Quirks & Quarks: CBC Radio (Jan. 7, 2012)
  • Pravda.ru: Study finds source of super soldier ant (Jan. 8, 2012)
  • International Business Times: Creation of Supersoldier Ants Gives Clues to Evolution, Scientist Says (Jan. 14, 2012)
  • Global National (Jan. 16, 2012)
  • La Presse: La fourmi qui faisait la grosse tête (June 12, 2012)
  • Le Code Chastenay (March 23, 2012)
  • NATURE News: Pond skaters hooked in sex struggle. (May 4, 2012)
  • Radio-Canada: L'évolution sexuelle des patineurs sous la loupe. (May 4, 2012)
  • DISCOVER Magazine: Male water striders evolved antennae to grab females by the eyes.
    (May 3, 2012)
  • MSNBC: Male water bugs sport hooks, spikes - and that's just for sex. (May 3, 2012)
  • New Scientist: Zoologger: Jesus bugs evolved hooks for grappling eyes. (May 3, 2012)
  • CBC Radio - "Quirks & Quarks": Water Striders Old Genes (May 12, 2012)
  • McGill Headway (Summer 2012) page 5. Unleashing the Supersoldier Ant Within

2011
  • The genetic habits of highly efficient ants (June 10, 2011), McGill Headway

2008


Waterstriders: Male Rheumatobates rileyi bugs (left) use hooks on their antennae (shown in purple) to grab females' eyes and mate with them (Image: Science/AAAS)