Publications

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In Press    
Abouheif E. [In Press] On Bridging Islam and Evolution through the Secret World of Ants: Struggles of a Muslim Evolutionary Biologist. In Anila Asghar (ed.), Islam and evolution education: Historical and contemporary perspectives. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Science & Business Media.
2017    
Lillico-Ouachour A and Abouheif E. 2017. Regulation, development, and evolution of caste ratios in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Current Opinion in Insect Science 19: 43–51.

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2016    
Lesoway MP, Abouheif E, Collin R. 2016. Comparative transcriptomics of alternative developmental phenotypes in a marine gastropod. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B: Molecular Developmental Evolution 326 (3): 151-16. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22674

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2015    
Doebeli M. and Abouheif E. 2015. Modelling evolutionary transitions in social insects. eLife 5: e12721. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.12721

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Favé MF, Johnson RA, Cover S, Handschuh S, Metscher BD, Müller GB, Gopalan S, and Abouheif E. 2015. Past climate change on Sky Islands drives novelty in a core developmental gene network and its phenotype. BMC Evolutionary Biology15:183. DOI 10.1186/s12862-015-0448-4

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Abouheif E and Sears K. 2015. It's time to get together: Announcing the new society for evolutionary developmental biology in the Americas. Evolution & Development 17 (1): 1. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12114

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Moczek AP, Sears KE, Stollewerk A, Wittkopp PJ, Diggle P., Dworkin I., Ledon-Rettig C, Matus DQ, Roth S, Abouheif E, Brown FD, Chiu C-H, Cohen CS, De Tomaso AW, Gilbert SF, Hall BF, Love A, Lyons DC, Sanger T, Smith J, Specht C, Vallejo-Marin M, Extavour CG. 2015. The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: a vision for the 21st century. Evolution & Development 17 (3): 198–219. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12125

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Alvarado S, Rajakumar R, Abouheif E, Szyf M. 2015. Epigenetic variation in the Egfr gene generates quantitative variation in a complex trait in ants. Nature Communications 6 (6513): doi:10.1038/ncomms7513.

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2014    
Lesoway MP, Abouheif E, and Collin R. 2014. The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella. International Journal of Developmental Biology 58:601-611 [read online]
Abouheif E and Rafiqi AM. 2014. Sex combs find middle ground in evolution debate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA: doi/10.1073/pnas.1415189111

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Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L. 2014. Comparative functional analyses of Ultrabithorax reveal multiple steps and paths to diversification of legs in the adaptive radiation of semi-aquatic insects. Evolution: doi:10.1111/evo.12444

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Abouheif E, Favé MJ, Ibarrarán-Viniegra AS, Lesoway M, Rafiqi AM, and Rajakumar R. 2014. Eco-Evo-Devo: the time has come. Pgs 107-125 in C.R. Landry and N. Aubin-Horth (eds.), Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 781, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7347-9__6. Springer

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Abouheif, E. .2014. Phylogenies and the Evolution of Development. In: The Tree of Life: systematics and evolution of living things. Pablo Vargas and Rafael Zardoya (Eds.) Sinauer. Sunderland.
2013      
Rajakumar, R. and Abouheif, E (2013) Ancestral developmental potential: a new tool for animal breeding? In N. O’Sullivan, M. Cooper, & F. Siewerdt (Eds.), Proceeding of the 62nd Annual National Breeders Roundtable. Paper presented at The 2013 National Breeders Roundtable, St. Louis, Missouri, 2-3 May (pp. 5-18). Tucker, GA: US Poultry & Egg.

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Shbailat SJ, Abouheif E. 2013. The wing-patterning network in the wingless castes of Myrmicine and Formicine ant species is a mix of evolutionarily labile and non- labile genes. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 320B:74-83.

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Abouheif E. 2013. Evolution: oskar reveals missing link in co-optive evolution. Current Biology 23 (1): R24-R25.

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2012    
Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L. 2012. Function, developmental genetics, and fitness consequences of a sexually antagonistic trait. Science 336: 585-589

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Rajendhran Rajakumar, Diego San Mauro, Michiel B. Dijkstra, Ming H. Huang, Diana E. Wheeler, Francois Hiou-Tim, Abderrahman Khila, Michael Cournoyea, Ehab Abouheif. 2012. Ancestral Developmental Potential Facilitates Parallel Evolution in Ants. Science 335 (6064): 79-82.

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Abouheif, E. 2012. Phylogenies and the evolution of development. In: El árbol de la vida: sistemática y evolución de los seres vivos, R. Zardoya (ed.).
2011    
Armin P. Moczek, Sonia Sultan, Susan Foster, Cris Ledón-Rettig, Ian Dworkin, H. Fred Nijhout, Ehab Abouheif, David W. Pfennig. 2011. The role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary innovation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0971.

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Yang A and Abouheif E. 2011. Gynandromorphs as Indicators of Modularity and Evolvability in Ants. JEZ Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 314B:1-6.

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Lynch J, Özüak O, Khila A, Abouheif E, Desplan C, Roth S. 2011. The Phylogenetic Origin of oskar Coincided with the Origin of Maternally Provisioned Germ Plasm and Pole Cells at the Base of the Holometabola.
PLoS Genetics 7(4): e1002029. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002029

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Chris R Smith, Christopher D Smith, Hugh M Robertson, Martin Helmkampf, Aleksey Zimin, Mark Yandell, Carson Holt, Hao Hu, Ehab Abouheif, Richard Benton, Elizabeth Cash, Vincent Croset, Cameron R Currie, Eran Elhaik, Christine G Elsik, Marie-Julie Fave, Vilaiwan Fernandes, Joshua D Gibson, Dan Graur, Wulfila Gronenberg, Kirk J Grubb, Darren E Hagen, Ana Sofia Ibarraran Viniegra, Brian R Johnson, Reed M Johnson, Abderrahman Khila, Jay W Kim, Kaitlyn A Mathis, Monica C Munoz-Torres, Marguerite C Murphy, Julie A Mustard, Rin Nakamura, Oliver Niehuis, Surabhi Nigam, Rick P Overson, Jennifer E Placek, Rajendhran Rajakumar, Justin T Reese, Garret Suen, Shu Tao, Candice W Torres, Neil D Tsutsui, Lumi Viljakainen, Florian Wolschin, and Jürgen Gadau. 2011. Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108 (14): 5667–5672. [Abouheif Lab members in bold]

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Christopher D Smith, Aleksey Zimin, Carson Holt, Ehab Abouheif, Richard Benton, Elizabeth Cash, Vincent Croset, Cameron R Currie, Eran Elhaik, Christine G Elsik, Marie-Julie Fave, Vilaiwan Fernandes, Jürgen Gadau, Joshua D Gibson, Dan Graur, Kirk J Grubbs, Darren E Hagen, Martin Helmkampf, Jo-Anne Holley, Hao Huc, Ana Sofia Ibarraran Viniegra, Brian R Johnson, Reed M Johnson, Abderrahman Khila, Jay W Kim, Joseph Laird, Kaitlyn A Mathis, Joseph A Moeller, Monica C Muñoz-Torres, Marguerite C Murphy, Rin Nakamura, Surabhi Nigam, Rick P Overson, Jennifer E Placek, Rajendhran Rajakumar, Justin T Reese, Hugh M Robertson, Chris R Smith, Andrew V Suarez, Garret Suen, Elissa L Suhr, Shu Tao, Candice W Torres, Ellen van Wilgenburg, Lumi Viljakainen, Kimberly KO Walden, Alexander L Wild, Mark Yandell, James A Yorker, and Neil D Tsutsui. 2011. Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108 (14): 5673–5678. [Abouheif Lab members in bold]

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Garret Suen, Clotilde Teiling, Lewyn Li, Carson Holt, Ehab Abouheif, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Pascal Bouffard, Eric J Caldera, Elizabeth Cash, Amy Cavanaugh, Olgert Denas, Eran Elhaik, Marie-Julie Fave, Jurgen Gadau, Joshua D Gibson, Dan Graur, Kirk J Grubbs, Darren E Hagen,Timothy T Harkins, Martin Helmkampf, Hao Hu, Brian R Johnson, Jay Kim, Sarah E Marsh, Joseph A Moeller, Monica C Munoz-Torres, Marguerite C. Murphy, Meredith C Naughton, Surabhi Nigam, Rick Overson, Rajendhran Rajakumar, Justin T Reese, Jarrod J Scott, Chris R Smith, Shu Tao, Neil D Tsutsui, Lumi Viljakainen, Lothar Wissler, Mark D Yandell, Fabian Zimmer, James Taylor, Steven C Slater, Sandra W Clifton, Wesley C Warren, Christine G Elsik, Christopher D Smith, George M Weinstock, Nicole M Gerardo, Cameron R Currie. 2011.The genome sequence of the leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotesreveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. PloS Genetics 7(2): e1002007. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002007 [Abouheif Lab members in bold]

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2010      
Shbailat SJ, Khila A, and Abouheif E. 2010. Correlations between spatiotemporal changes in gene expression and apoptosis underlie wing polyphenism in the ant Pheidole morrisi. Evolution & Development 12: 580-591

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Khila, A. and E. Abouheif. 2010. Evaluating the role of reproductive constraints in ant social evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 617-630.

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2009      
Kilfoil M, Lasko P, and Abouheif E. 2009. Stochastic variation: from single cells to superorganisms. HFSP Journal 1(1): doi:10.2976/1.3223356.

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Khila A, Abouheif E, and Rowe L. 2009. Evolution of a novel appendage ground plan in water striders is driven by changes in the Hox gene Ultrabithorax. PLoS Genetics 5(7): e1000583. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000583.

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Abouheif E. and Larsson H. 2009. Synthesis Version 4. 1beta. Evolution & Development 11: 456–457.

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Khila, A.  and E. Abouheif. 2009. In situ hybridization on ant ovaries and embryos.CSH Protocols, 4(7): doi:10.1101/pdb.prot5250.
2008      
Khila, A. and E. Abouheif. 2008. Reproductive constraint is a developmental mechanism that maintains social harmony in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 17884-17889.

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Nahmad M, Glass L, and Abouheif E. 2008. The dynamics of developmental system drift in the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in ants: a mathematical model. Evolution & Development, 10 (3): 360-374. This paper was mentioned in Faculty of 1000.

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Abouheif E. 2008. Parallelism as the pattern and process of mesoevolution. Evolution & Development 10 (1): 3-5.

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2007      
Bowsher J, Wray G.A., and Abouheif E. 2007. Growth and patterning are evolutionarily dissociated in the vestigial wing discs in workers of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Experimental Zoology (MOL DEV EVOL) 308B: 769-776.

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2005      
Todd H. Oakley, Zhenglong Gu, Ehab Abouheif, Nipam H. Patel, and Wen-Hsiung Li. 2005. Comparative Methods for the Analysis of Gene-Expression Evolution: An Example Using Yeast Functional Genomic Data. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 40-50.

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2004      
Abouheif, E. 2004. Comprehensive reference for Evo-Devo or collective challenge to Neo-Darwinism? Evolution 58: 2837-2839.

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Rheindt F.E., T.U. Grafe, and E. Abouheif. 2004. Rapidly evolving traits and the comparative method: how important is testing for phylogenetic signal? Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:377-396.

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2003      
Abouheif, E. 2003. A Framework for Studying the Evolution of Gene Networks Underlying Polyphenism: Insights from Winged and Wingless Ant Castes. In Environment, Development, and Evolution: Toward a Synthesis. Brian K. Hall, Roy D. Pearson and Gerd B. Muller G, eds., MIT Press [Chapter 8]

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Reeve, J. and E. Abouheif, 2003. Phylogenetic Independence. Version 2.0. Computer Program
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G.A. Wray, M.W. Hahn, E. Abouheif, J.P. Balhoff, M. Pizer, M.V. Rockman, and L.A. Romano. 2003. The evolution of transcriptional regulation in Eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 1377-1419.

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2002      
Abouheif, E. and Wray, G.A. 2002. Evolution of the gene network underlying the wing polyphenism in ants. Science 297: 249-252.

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Abouheif, E. and Wray, G.A. 2002. Evolution of Development. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group. www.ELS.net: 1-6.

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1999      
Abouheif, E. 1999. Establishing homology criteria for regulatory gene networks: prospects and challenges. In Homology. Wiley, Chichester. Novartis Foundation Symposium 222: 207-225.

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Abouheif, E. 1999. A method for testing the assumption of phylogenetic independence in comparative data. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 895-909.

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1998      
Wray, G.A and Abouheif, E. 1998. When homology is not homology. Current Opinions in Genetics and Development 8: 675-680.

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Abouheif, E. 1998. Random trees and the comparative method: a cautionary tale. Evolution 52: 1197-1204.

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Abouheif, E., Zardoya, R., and Meyer A. 1998. Limitations of metazoan 18S rRNA sequence data: implications for reconstructing a phylogeny for the animal kingdom, and inferring the existence of the Cambrian explosion. Journal of Molecular Evolution 47: 394-405.

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1997      
Abouheif, E. Akam, M., Dickinson, W.J., Holland, P.W.H., Meyer, A., Patel, N.H., Roth, V.L. and Wray, G.A. 1997. Homology and Developmental Genes. Trends In Genetics 13:432-433.

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Abouheif, E. 1997. Developmental Genetics and Homology: a hierarchical approach. Trends In Ecology and Evolution 12: 405-408.

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Abouheif, E. and D.J. Fairbairn. 1997. A comparative analysis of allometry for sexual size dimorphism. American Naturalist 149: 540-562.

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1996      
Zardoya, R., E. Abouheif and A. Meyer. 1996a. Evolutionary analyses of hedgehog and Hoxd-10 genes in fish species closely related to the zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93: 13036-13041.

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Zardoya, R., E. Abouheif and A. Meyer. 1996b. Evolution and Orthology of hedgehog genes. Trends In Genetics 12: 489-536.

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