Works (15)

Updated: April 5th, 2024 05:45

2021 article

Origin of an evolutionary novelty: the worker phenotype of eusocial wasps

Hunt, J. H. (2021, October 5). INSECTES SOCIAUX.

By: J. Hunt n

author keywords: Allomaternal care; Diapause; Indirect genetic effects; Life cycle; Proximate factors; Relatedness
TL;DR: How paper wasps’ allomaternal non-reproductive worker phenotype originates in every colony cycle via confluence of multiple factors of paper wasp biology is shown, showing that relatedness among colony members is not the target of selection in simple eusociality. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 18, 2021

2017 journal article

Sociality in wasps

Comparative Social Evolution, 84–123.

By: J. Hunt & A. Toth

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Comparative Transcriptomics of Convergent Evolution: Different Genes but Conserved Pathways Underlie Caste Phenotypes across Lineages of Eusocial Insects

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 32(3), 690–703.

By: A. Berens*, J. Hunt n & A. Toth*

author keywords: convergent evolution; phenotypic plasticity; social insects; castes; gene expression; transcriptome
MeSH headings : Animals; Cluster Analysis; Computational Biology; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Expression Profiling / methods; Genes, Insect / genetics; Genes, Insect / physiology; Hymenoptera / genetics; Hymenoptera / physiology; Phenotype; Social Behavior; Transcriptome / genetics
TL;DR: Overall, the first comparative transcriptome-wide analysis of caste determination among three major hymenopteran social lineages found few shared caste differentially expressed transcripts across the threeSocial lineages, but there is substantially more overlap at the levels of pathways and biological functions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Nourishment level affects caste-related gene expression in Polistes wasps

BMC GENOMICS, 16.

By: A. Berens*, J. Hunt n & A. Toth*

author keywords: Phenotypic plasticity; Nourishment; Social castes; Transcriptomics; Polistes
MeSH headings : Animals; Computational Biology; Gene Expression Regulation; Genome; Insect Proteins / genetics; Larva / genetics; Larva / growth & development; Lipid Metabolism / genetics; Phenotype; Reproduction / genetics; Sequence Analysis, RNA; Transcriptome; Up-Regulation; Wasps / genetics; Wasps / growth & development
TL;DR: RNA-sequencing was used to investigate the gene expression changes in response to proteinaceous nourishment deprivation in Polistes metricus larvae, and found that nourishment restriction only partially biased wasp gene expression patterns toward worker caste-like traits, supporting the notion that nourishment, in conjunction with social environment, is a determinant of developmental caste bias. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Quantitative Differences in Nourishment Affect Caste-Related Physiology and Development in the Paper Wasp Polistes metricus

PLOS ONE, 10(2).

By: T. Judd*, P. Teal*, E. Hernandez*, T. Choudhury n & J. Hunt n

MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Larva / physiology; Nutritional Status; Ovary / growth & development; Phenotype; Reproduction / physiology; Wasps / growth & development; Wasps / physiology
TL;DR: The results of a laboratory rearing experiment in which Polistes metricus single foundresses were held in environmental conditions with a higher level of control than in any previously published study, and the amount of protein nourishment made available to feed larvae was the only input variable implicate activated reproductive physiology as a developmental response to low larval nourishment as a fundamental aspect of worker behavior in Poliste. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Group hunting by workers of two Neotropical swarm-founding paper wasps, Parachartergus apicalis and Agelaia sp.

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 60(3), 369–372.

By: . S. O'Donnell & J. Hunt n

author keywords: Epiponini; Lepidoptera larva; Polistinae; Wasp predation; Sphingidae; Vespidae
TL;DR: Field observations of group hunting by two Neotropical species of paper wasps, Parachartergus apicalis in Costa Rica and Agelaia cf. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 review

Intracolony chemical communication in social insects

[Review of ]. INSECTES SOCIAUX, 60(3), 275–291.

By: F. Richard* & J. Hunt n

author keywords: Colony closure; Colony cohesion; Colony odor; Cuticular hydrocarbons; Kin recognition; Nestmate recognition; Pheromones; Social interactions
TL;DR: Widespread intracolony distribution of chemical messengers gives each colony a specific odor whereby colony members are integrated into the social life of the colony and non-members of the colonies are excluded. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 review

Intracolony vibroacoustic communication in social insects

[Review of ]. INSECTES SOCIAUX, 60(4), 403–417.

By: J. Hunt n & F. Richard*

author keywords: Ants; Apis; Behavior; Johnston's organ; Polistes; Social bees; Social wasps; Subgenual organ; Stridulation; Substrate vibration; Termites; Waggle dance
TL;DR: This review describes the modalities and their behavioral contexts rather than electrophysiological aspects, therefore placing emphasis on the adaptive roles of vibroacoustic communication. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 review

A conceptual model for the origin of worker behaviour and adaptation of eusociality

[Review of ]. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 25(1), 1–19.

By: J. Hunt n

author keywords: altruism; Baldwin effect; conceptual model; exaptation; genetic assimilation; inclusive fitness; kin selection; multilevel selection; phenotypic accommodation; Polistes
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological; Altruism; Animals; Behavior, Animal; Biological Evolution; Genetic Fitness; Models, Biological; Phenotype; Phylogeny; Selection, Genetic; Social Behavior; Wasps / genetics
TL;DR: Roles of behavioural flexibility and developmental plasticity in the evolutionary process equal or exceed those of genotype and components of multilevel selection vary across levels of eusociality. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Development of an RNA Interference Tool, Characterization of Its Target, and an Ecological Test of Caste Differentiation in the Eusocial Wasp Polistes

PLOS ONE, 6(11).

By: J. Hunt n, N. Mutti*, H. Havukainen*, M. Henshaw* & G. Amdam*

MeSH headings : Animals; Amino Acid Sequence; Base Sequence; Biological Evolution; Ecology; Glycosylation; Hemolymph; Insect Proteins / antagonists & inhibitors; Insect Proteins / genetics; Larva / genetics; Larva / growth & development; Molecular Sequence Data; Phenotype; Phosphorylation; RNA Interference; RNA, Double-Stranded / genetics; Social Dominance; Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization; Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization; Wasps / genetics
TL;DR: The results pave the way for functional genomic research that can contribute significantly to learning the interactions of environment, development, and the roles they play in paper wasp evolution and behavioral ecology. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Differential Gene Expression and Protein Abundance Evince Ontogenetic Bias toward Castes in a Primitively Eusocial Wasp

PLOS ONE, 5(5).

By: J. Hunt n, F. Wolschin*, M. Henshaw*, T. Newman*, A. Toth* & G. Amdam*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bias; Chromatography, Liquid; Discriminant Analysis; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Expression Regulation; Genes, Insect / genetics; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Larva / genetics; Mass Spectrometry; Peptides / genetics; Peptides / metabolism; RNA, Messenger / genetics; RNA, Messenger / metabolism; Sex Determination Processes; Social Dominance; Wasps / genetics
TL;DR: hypotheses of 1) larval developmental pathway divergence that can lead to caste bias in adults and 2) nutritional differences as the foundation of the pathway divergence are supported. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Interspecific adoption of orphaned nests by polistes paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 18(2), 136–139.

By: J. Hunt

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Lipid stores, ovary development, and brain gene expression in Polistes metricus females

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 56(1), 77–84.

By: A. Toth*, K. Bilof*, M. Henshaw*, J. Hunt n & G. Robinson*

author keywords: Polistes metricus; ovary development; caste; nutrition; foraging behavior; gene expression
TL;DR: It is shown that it is possible to assign P. metricus females to one of the four female groups on the basis of wing wear, lipid stores, and ovary development, which can facilitate caste-specific collections for future studies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

MISCHOCYTTARUS MEXICANUS CUBICOLA: MAJOR EXTENSION OF ITS RANGE TO TEXAS (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE)

ENTOMOLOGICA AMERICANA, 115(1), 95–96.

By: J. Carpenter, J. Hunt* & J. Strassmann

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 review

The superorganism the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies

[Review of ]. Science, 322(5906), 1327–1327.

By: J. Hunt

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

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