17 Feb 2017
Social insects, such as ants, bees and wasps, display an organizational complexity, called eusociality, where individual members of a colony act more like parts of a whole rather than independent...
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Diacamma ant. Diacamma ants show no physical differences between the worker and reproductive castes, and each individual has the potential to reproduce up to early adulthood. Bottom: Representing the more typical condition, Wasmannia auropunctata queens are surrounded by much smaller worker ants.  Differences between queens and workers are fixed in early larval development.
15 Feb 2017
Top: Diacamma ant. Diacamma ants show no physical differences between the worker and reproductive castes, and each individual has the potential to reproduce up to early adulthood. Bottom:...
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12 Apr 2016
Queen and worker ants develop from the same sets of genes, but perform completely different ecological roles. How the same genes result in two types of individuals is an ongoing mystery. In the past...
Type: News Article
8 Mar 2016
The Ecology and Evolution Unit is interested in mechanisms of evolution at a cellular and genetic level, using a range of animal models.  March 2016 Ecology and Evolution Unit (Professor...
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Alexander Mikheyev and Mandy Tin (マンディー・ティン)
19 Aug 2015
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Bee Gene Flow
19 Aug 2015
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Bee Tree
19 Aug 2015
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Honeybee
19 Aug 2015
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19 Aug 2015
An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have...
Type: News Article
17 Apr 2015
It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone...
Type: News Article
17 Apr 2015
A Little Fire Ant worker foraging for food. All worker ants in this species are sterile females. 
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Prof. Alexander Mikheyev, head of OIST's Ecology and Evolution Unit
17 Apr 2015
Prof. Alexander Mikheyev co-authored the paper on fire ants
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