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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Zoologie
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie / Evolutionsbiologie


Peer-reviewed papers in jour nals and books

                    Bernadou A, Hoffacker E, Pable J, Heinze J (in press) Lipid content influences division of labour in a clonal ant. J exp Biol 223: doi:10.1242/jeb.219238

2.                    Heinze J, Koller S (in press) Apparent task specialization among co-founding ant queens. Insect Sci doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12754

3.                    Heinze J, Korb J, Kramer B (2020) Aging. In: Starr CK (ed) Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer-Nature. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90306-4_3-2

4.                    Giehr J, Wallner J, Krüger T, Heinze J (2020) Body size and sperm quality in queen- and worker-produced ant males. J evol Biol 33:842–849

5.                    Gstöttl C, Stoldt M, Jongepier E, Bornberg-Bauer E, Feldmeyer B, Heinze J, Foitzik S (2020) Comparative analyses of caste, sex and developmental stage-specific transcriptomes in two Temnothorax ants. Ecol Evol 10:4193-4203

6.                    Heinze J (2020) Emeryia, Xenometra, zoserka – it’s a boy, again! The misleading morphology of Cardiocondyla male ants. Insectes Soc 67:139-146

7.                    Giehr J, Senninger L, Ruhland K, Heinze J (2020) Ant workers produce males in queenless parts of multi-nest colonies. Sci Rep 10: 2152

8.                    Heinze J (2019) Leptothorax. In: Starr CK (ed) Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer-Nature. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90306-4_73-1

 9.                    Fokuhl G, Heinze J, Poschlod P (2019) An ant-plant mesocosm experiment reveals dispersal patterns of myrmecochorous plants. Forests 10: 1149

10.                 Peignier M, Pokorny T, Heinze J, Lindgren R, Helanterä H, Schultner E (2019) Honesty of larval begging signals covaries with colony kin structure in Formica ants. Front Ecol Evol 7:398

11.                 Hartmann C, Heinze J, Bernadou A (2019) Age-dependent changes in cuticular color and pteridine levels in a clonal ant. J Insect Physiol 118: 103943

12.                 Wendt S, Strunk KS, Heinze J, Roider A, Czaczkes TJ (2019) Positive and negative incentive contrasts lead to relative value perception in ants. eLife 8: e45450

13.                 Heinze J, Hölldobler B (2019) Insect harem polygyny – the case of Cardiocondyla ants. A comment on Griffin et al. (2019). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 73: 99

14.                 Jacobs S, Heinze J (2019) Population and colony structure of an ant with territorial males, Cardiocondyla venustula. BMC Evol Biol 19: 115

15.                 Giehr J, Czaczkes T, Heinze J (2019) Sanitary behavior in queenright and queenless ant colonies. Behav Proc 164: 86-90

16.                 Oettler J, Platschek T, Schmidt C, Rajakumar R, Favé M-J, Khila A, Heinze J, Abouheif E (2019) Interruption points in the wing gene regulatory network underlying wing polyphenism evolved independently in male and female castes in Cardiocondyla ants. J exp Zool B 332: 7–16

17.                 Heinze J, Frohschammer S, Bernadou A (2019) When invasive ants meet: effects of outbreeding on queen performance in the tramp ant Cardiocondyla itsukii. Insect Sci 26: 333–340

18.                 Heinze J, Hanoeffner M, Delabie JHC, Schrempf A (2018) Methuselah’s daughters: paternal age has little effect on offspring number and quality in Cardiocondyla ants. Ecol Evol 8: 12066–12072

19.                 Giehr J, Heinze J (2018) Queens stay, workers leave: caste-specific responses to fatal infections in an ant. BMC Evol Biol 18: 202

20.                 Fuessl M, Santos CG, Hartfelder K, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2018) Accessory gland proteins of males in the male-diphenic ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Physiol Entomol 43: 276-284

21.                 Cardoso DC, Heinze J, Moura MN, Cristiano MP (2018) Chromosomal variation among populations of a fungus-farming ant: implications for karyotype evolution and potential restriction to gene flow. BMC Evol Biol 18: 146

22.                 Schmidt CV, Heinze J (2018) Mandible morphology reflects the type of male antagonism in the ant genus Cardiocondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Eur J Entomol 115: 455-466

23.                 Bernadou A, Schrader L, Pable J, Hoffacker E, Meusemann K, Heinze J (2018) Stress and early experience underlie dominance status and division of labour in a clonal insect. Proc R Soc B 285: 20181468

24.                 Csata E, Billen J, Bernadou A, Heinze J, Markó B (2018) Infection-related variation in cuticle thickness in the ant Myrmica scabrinodis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes soc 65: 503-506

25.                 Czaczkes TJ, Brandstetter B, di Stefano O, Heinze J (2018) Greater effort increases perceived value in an invertebrate. J comp Psychol 132: 200-209

26.                 Metzler S, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2018) Individual- and ejaculate-specific sperm traits in ant males. J Insect Physiol 107: 284-290

27.                 Bernadou A, Czaczkes T, Heinze J (2018) From inside to outside and back again: changing waste dump formation, defecation and worker localization in a clonal ant. Insectes Soc 65: 133-140

28.                 Schmidt CV, Heinze J (2018) Genital morphology of winged and wingless males in the ant genus Cardiocondyla (Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Insect Syst Evol 49: 59-80

29.                 Radchenko AG, Zhang Y, Heinze J (2017) A new species of the ant genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Inner Mongolia, with notes on the species reported from China. Asian Myrmecol 9: e009016

30.                 Jacobs S, Heinze J (2017) Between fighting and tolerance: reproductive biology of wingless males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula. Insect Sci 24: 818–828

31.                 Giehr J, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2017) Group demography affects ant colony performance and individual speed of queen and worker aging. BMC Evol Biol 17: 173

32.                 Seifert B, Okita I, Heinze J (2017) A taxonomic revision of the Cardiocondyla nuda group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 4290: 324-356

33.                 Giehr J, Grasse AV, Cremer S, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2017) Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection. R Soc Open Sci 4: 170547

34.                 Heinze J, Seal JN, Kellner K (2017) In: Abbot P, Rubenstein D (eds) Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 21 -49

35.                 Schrempf A, Giehr J, Röhrl R, Steigleder S, Heinze J (2017) Royal Darwinian demons: enforced changes in reproductive efforts do not affect the life expectancy of ant queens. Am Nat 189: 436-442

36.                 Heinze J (2017) Life history evolution in ants: the case of Cardiocondyla. Proc R Soc Lond B 284: 20161406

37.                 Czaczkes T, Castorena M, Schürch R, Heinze J (2017) Pheromone trail following in the ant Lasius niger: high accuracy and variability, but no effect of task state. Physiol Entomol 42: 91-97

38.                 Csata E, Bernadou A, Rákosy-Tican E, Heinze J, Markó B (2017) The effects of fungal infection and physiological condition on the locomotory behaviour of the ant Myrmica scabrinodis. J Insect Physiol 98: 267-172

39.                 Schmidt CV, Heimbucher A, Bernadou A, Heinze J (2017) First come, first served: The first emerging queen monopolizes reproduction in C. "argyrotricha”. J Ethol 35: 21-27

40.                 Metzler S, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2016) Mating and longevity in ant males. Ecol Evol 6: 8903-8906

41.                 Schrempf A, Moser A, Delabie J, Heinze J (2016) Sperm traits differ between winged and wingless males of the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Integr Zool 11: 427-432

42.                 Bernadou A, Römermann C, Gratiashvili N, Heinze J (2016) Body size but not colony size increases with altitude in the Holarctic ant, Leptothorax acervorum. Ecol Entomol 41: 733-736

43.                 Cardoso DC, Cristiano MP, da Costa-Milanez B, Heinze J (2016) Agro-predation by Megalomyrmex ants on Mycetophylax fungus-growing ants.  Insectes Soc  63: 483-486

44.                 Heinze J, Seifert B, Zieschank V (2016) Massacre of the innocents in Cardiocondyla thoracica: manipulation by adult ant males incites workers to kill their immature rivals. Entomol Sci 19: 239-244

45.                 Trettin J, Agrawal S, Heinze J (2016) Phylogeography of social polymorphism in a boreo-montane ant. BMC Evol Biol 16: 137

46.                 Heinze J (2016) The male has done his work - the male may go. Curr Op Insect Sci 16: 22-27

47.                 Seifert B, Buschinger A, Aldawood A, Antonova V, Bharti H, Borowiec L, Dekoninck W, Dubovikoff D, Espadaler X, Flegr J, Georgiadis C, Heinze J, Neumeyer R, Ødegaard F, Oettler J, Radchenko R, Schultz R, Sharaf M, Trager J, Vesnić A, Wiezik M, Zettel H (2016) Banning paraphylies and executing Linnaean taxonomy is discordant and reduces the evolutionary and semantic information content of biological nomenclature. Insectes Soc 63: 237-242

48.                 Von Wyschetzki K, Lowack H, Heinze J (2016) Transcriptomic response to injury sheds light on the physiological costs of reproduction in ant queens. Mol Ecol 25, 1972-1985

49.                 Klein A, Schultner E, Lowack H, Schrader L, Heinze J, Holman L, Oettler J (2016) Evolution of social insect polyphenism facilitated by the sex differentiation cascade. PLoS Genet 12: e1005952

50.                 Czaczkes T, Weichselgartner T, Bernadou A, Heinze J (2016) The effect of trail pheromone and path confinement on learning of complex routes in the ant Lasius niger. PLoS ONE 11: e0149720

51.                 Schmidt CV, Trindl A, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2016) Microsatellite markers for the tramp ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). J Genet 95: e1-e4

52.                 Czaczkes T, Salmane AK, Klampfleuthner FAM, Heinze J (2016) Private information alone can trigger trapping of ant colonies in local feeding optima. J exp Biol 219: 744-751

53.                 Cristiano MP, Cardoso DC, Fernandes-Salomão TM, Heinze J (2016) Integrating paleodistribution models and phylogeography in the grass-cutting ant Acromyrmex striatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern lowlands of South America. PLoS One: e0146734

54.                 Korb J, Heinze J (2016) Major hurdles for the evolution of sociality. Annu Rev Entomol 61: 297–316

55.                 Klein AM, SchraderL, GilR, ManzanoA, Flórez L, Wheeler D, LatorreA, Heinze J, KaltenpothM, MoyaA, OettlerJ (2016) A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardi ocondyla obscurior. ISME J 10: 376-388 

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