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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Zoologie
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie / Evolutionsbiologie
Dr. Eva Schultner
Research Publications Contact

Peer-reviewed publications

Schultner, E., Wallner, T., Dofka, B., Brülhart, J., Heinze, J., Freitak, D., Pokorny, T., Oettler, J. (2023). Queens control caste allocation in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 290:20221784. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1784.
Leponiemi, M., Schultner, E., Dickel, F., Freitak, D. (2022). Chronic sublethal pesticide exposure affects brood production, morphology, and endosymbionts, but not immunity in the ant, Cardiocondyla obscurior. Ecological Entomology. 47(3):273-283. doi.org/10.1111/een.13111.
Ün, Ç., Hacker, J., Heinze, J., Oettler, J., Schultner, E. (2022). Endosymbionts mediate the effects of antibiotic exposure in the tramp ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Ecological Entomology. 47(2):170-180. doi.org/10.1111/een.13099.

Pulliainen, U., Morandin, C., Bos, N., Sundström, L., Schultner, E. (2021) Social environment affects sensory gene expression in ant larvae. Insect Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12732

Ün, C.*, Schultner, E.*, Manzano-Marin, A., Flores, L., Seifert, B., Heinze, J., Oettler, J. (2021) Cytoplasmic incompatibility between Old and New World populations of a tramp ant. Evolution, 75(7):1775-1791. *contributed equally

Pegnier, 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. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7:398. *contributed equally

Schultner, E. & Pulliainen, U. (2020). Brood recognition and discrimination in ants. Insectes Sociaux, 67:11–34

Pulliainen, U., Helanterä, H., Sundström, L., Schultner, E. (2019). The possible role of ant larvae in the defence against social parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286:20182867
Morandin, C., Pulliainen, U., Bos, N., Schultner, E. (2018). De novo transcriptome assembly and its annotation for the black ant Formica fusca at the larval stage. Scientific Data, 5:180282.
Schultner, E., Oettler, J., Helanterä, H. (2017). The role of brood in eusocial Hymenoptera. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 92 (1):39-78. (pdf)

Schultner, E., Saramäki, J., Helanterä, H. (2016) Genetic structure of native ant supercolonies varies in space and time. Molecular Ecology, 25(24): 6196-6213. (pdf)
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 Genetics, 12(3): e1005952. (pdf)
Schultner, E., Gardner, A., Karhunen, M., Helanterä, H. (2014) Ant larvae as players in social conflict: relatedness and individual identity mediate cannibalism intensity. The American Naturalist, 184(6): E161-E174. (pdf)
Schrader, L., Kim, J., Ence, D., Zimin, A., Wyschetzki, K., Weichselgartner, T., Kemena, C., Stökl, J., Schultner, E., Wurm, Y., Smith, C., Yandell, M., Heinze, J., Gadau, J., Oettler, J. (2014) Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species. Nature Communications, 5:5495. (pdf)
Schultner, E., d’Ettorre, P., Helanterä, H. (2013) Ant larvae as players in social conflict: egg cannibalism occurs mainly in males and larvae prefer alien eggs. Behavioral Ecology, 24(6): 1306-1311. (pdf)
Schultner, E., Blanchet, E., Pagès, C., Lehmann, G.U.C., Lecoq, M. (2012) Development, reproductive capacity and diet of the Mediterranean grasshopper Arcyptera brevipennis vicheti Harz 1975 (Orthoptera:Caelifera:Acrididae:Gomphocerinae), Annales de la Societé entomologique de France, 48(3-4): 299-307. (pdf)

Non-peer reviewed publications

Encyclopedia entries
Schultner, E. (2019). Brood. In: Starr, C.K. (ed), Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90306-4_171-1.
Schultner, E., Okada, Y., Helanterä, H., Oettler, J. (2019). RE: Evolution of eusociality via a single gene (ilp2)? https://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6400/398/tab-e-letters

Brülhart, J., Süß, A., Oettler, J., Heinze, J., Schultner, E. (2023) Sex- and caste-specific developmental responses to juvenile hormone in an ant with maternal caste determination. bioRxiv. doi pending.
Jaimes-Niño, L.M., Süß, A., Heinze, J., Schultner, E., Oettler, J. (2022) The indispensable soma of Cardiocondyla obscurior ants. bioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/2022.10.02.510526.


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