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


Publications since 2015


1.                    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

2.                    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

3.                    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

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

5.                    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

6.                    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

7.                    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

8.                    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

9.                    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

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

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

12.                 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

13.                 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

14.                 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

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

16.                 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

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

18.                 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

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

20.                 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

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

22.                 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

23.                 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

24.                 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

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

26.                 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

27.                 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

28.                 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

29.                 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

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

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

32.                 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 (in press) Banning paraphylies and executing Linnaean taxonomy is discordant and reduces the evolutionary and semantic information content of biological nomenclature. Insectes Soc 63: 237-242

33.                 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

34.                 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

35.                 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

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

37.                 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

38.                 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

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

40.                 Klein AM, Schrader L, Gil R, Manzano A, Flórez L, Wheeler D, Latorre A, Heinze J, Kaltenpoth M, Moya A, Oettler J (2016) A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. ISME J 10: 376-388

41.                 Rueppell O, Königseder F, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) Intrinsic survival advantage of social insect queens depends on reproductive activation. J evol Biol 28: 2349–2354

42.                 Walter B, Heinze J (2015) Queen-worker ratio affects reproductive skew in a socially polymorphic ant. Ecol Evol 5: 5609-5615

43.                 von Wyschetzki K, Rueppell O, Oettler J, Heinze J (2015) Transcriptomic signatures mirror the lack of the fecundity / longevity trade-off in ant queens. Mol Biol Evol 32: 3173-3185

44.                 Krueger K, Schneider G, Flauger B, Heinze J (2015) Context-dependent third-party intervention in male Przewalski horses. Behav Proc 121: 54-62

45.                 Csősz S, Heinze J, Mikó I (2015) Taxonomic synopsis of the Ponto-Mediterranean ants of Temnothorax nylanderi species group. PLoS One 10: e0140000

46.                 Kramer B, Schrempf A, Scheuerlein A, Heinze J (2015) Ant colonies do not trade-off reproduction against maintenance. PLoS One 10: e0137969

47.                 Heinze J, Gratiashvili N (2015) High skew in the Caucasus: functional monogyny in the ant Leptothorax scamni. Insectes Soc 62: 385-392

48.                 Fuessl M, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) Queen and male longevity in the Southeast Asian ant Cardiocondyla tjibodana Karavaiev, 1935. Asian Myrmecol 7: 131-141

49.                 Bernadou A, Ruther J, Heinze J (2015) Avoid mistakes when choosing a new home: nest choice and adoption of Leptothorax ant queens. J Insect Physiol 79: 88-95

50.                 Bernadou A, Busch J, Heinze J (2015) Diversity in identity: behavioral flexibility, dominance, and age polyethism in a clonal ant. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 69: 1365-1375

51.                 Heinze J, Buschinger A, Poettinger T, Suefuji M (2015) Multiple convergent origins of workerlessness and inbreeding in the socially parasitic ant genus Myrmoxenus. PLoS One 10: e0131023

52.                 Schrempf A, von Wyschetzki K, Klein A, Schrader L, Oettler J, Heinze J (2015) Mating with an allopatric male triggers immune response and decreases longevity of ant queens. Mol Ecol 24: 3618–3627

53.                 Cardoso DC, Cristiano MP, Tavares MG, Schubart CD, Heinze J (2015) Phylogeography of the sand dune ant Mycetophylax simplex along the Brazilian Atlantic Forest coast: remarkably low mtDNA diversity and shallow population structure. BMC Evol Biol 15: 106

54.                 Giehr J, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) The ant Cardiocondyla elegans as host of the enigmatic endoparasitic fungus Myrmicinosporidium durum. Psyche: 364967

55.                 Czaczkes TJ, Heinze J (2015) Ants adjust their pheromone deposition to a changing environment and their probability of making errors. Proc R Soc Lond B 282: 20150679

56.                 Czaczkes TJ, Czaczkes B, Iglhaut C, Heinze J (2015) Composite collective decision making. Proc R Soc Lond B 282: 20142723

57.                 Schrader L, Simola DF, Heinze J, Oettler J (2015) Sphingolipids, transcription factors, and conserved toolkit genes: developmental plasticity in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Mol Biol Evol 32: 1474–1486

58.                 Suefuji M, Heinze J (2015) Degenerate slave-makers – but nevertheless slave-makers? Host worker relatedness in the ant Myrmoxenus kraussei. Integr Zool 10: 182–185

59.                 Czaczkes T, Heinze J, Ruther J (2015) Nest etiquette - where ants go when nature calls. PLoS One 10: e0118376

60.                 Gratiashvili N, Suefuji M, Barjadze S, Heinze J (2015) Morphometrics, life history, and population biology of the Ponto-Caucasian slave-making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae. Eur J Entomol 112: 175-179

61.                 Czaczkes T, Franz S, Witte V, Heinze J (2015) Perceived path use affects path selection in ants. Anim Behav 99: 15-24

62.                 Bressan J, Benz M, Oettler J, Heinze J, Hartenstein V, Sprecher SG (2015) A map of brain neuropils and fiber systems in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Front Neuroanat 8: 166


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