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Solomon, S., Rabeling, C., Sosa-Calvo, J., Lopes, C., Rodrigues, A., Vasconcelos, H., Bacci, Jr., M., Mueller, U., Schultz, T. (2019) The molecular phylogenetics of Trachymyrmex ants and their fungal cultivars provide insights into the origin and co-evolutionary history of “higher-attine” ant agriculture. Systematic Entomology

Mueller, U.G., Kardish, M., Ishak, H., Wright, A., Solomon, S.E., Bruschi, S., Carlson, A., Bacci Jr., M. (2018) Phylogenetic patterns of ant-fungus associations indicate that farming strategies, not only a superior fungal cultivar, explain the ecological success of leafcutter ants Molecular Ecology 27(10): 2414-2434. doi: 10.1111/mec.14588.

Mueller, U.G., Heather D Ishak, Sofia M Bruschi, Chad C Smith, Jacob J Herman, Scott E Solomon, Alexander S Mikheyev, et al. (2017) Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants Molecular Ecology 26 (24): 6921-6937. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14431

Meirelles, L.A. Solomon, S.E., Bacci Jr., M., Mueller, U.G., and Rodrigues, A. (2015) Shared Escovopsis parasites between leaf-cutting and non-leaf-cutting ants in the higher-attine fungus-growing ant symbiosis Royal Society Open Science 2.9: 150257.

Meirelles, L.A., Montoya, Q.V. Solomon, S.E., and Rodrigues, A. (2015) New light on the systematics of fungi associated with attine ant gardens and the description of Escovopsis kreiselli sp. nov. PLoS ONE 10(1): e0112067. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112067

Meirelles, L.A., Mendes, T.D., Solomon, S.E., Bueno, O.C., Pagnocca, F.C., Rodrigues, A. (2014) Broad Escovopsis-inhibition activity of Pseudonocardia associated with Trachymyrmex ants, Environmental Microbiology Reports 6(4): 339–345.

Mendes, T. D. Borges, W. S., Rodrigues, A., Solomon, S. E., Vieira, P. C., Duarte, M. C. T., Pagnocca, F. C. (2013) Anti-Candida properties of urauchimycins from actinobacteria associated with Trachymyrmex ants BioMed Research International vol. 2013, Article ID 835081.

Mueller, U.G., Mikheyev, A.S., Hong, E., Sen, R., Warren, D., Solomon, S.E., Ishak, H., Cooper, M. Miller, J., Shaffer, K., Juenger, T. (2011) Evolution of cold-tolerant fungi permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015806108.

Mueller, U.G., Mikheyev, A.S., Solomons, S.E., Cooper, M. (2011) Frontier mutualism: Co-evolutionary patterns at the northern range limit of the leafcutter ant-fungus symbiosis Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0125.

Solomon, S.E., Lopes, C.T., Mueller, U.G., Rodrigues, A., Sosa-Calvo, J., Schultz, T.R., and Vasconcelos, H.L. (2011) Nesting biology and fungiculture of Mycetagroicus cerradensis (Formicidae: Attini): New light on the origins of higher attine agriculture Journal of Insect Science 11:12,

Bacci, M., Solomon, S.E., Silva-Pinhati, A.C.O., Mueller, U.G. Martins, V.G., Carvalho, A.O.R., Vieira, L.G.E. (2009) Phylogeny of leafcutter ants in the genus Atta Fabricius (Formicidae: Attini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51(3): 427-437. Epub 2008 Nov. 13, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.11.005.

Solomon, S.E., Bacci, M., Martins, J., Gonçalves Vinha, G., Mueller, U.G. (2008) Paleodistributions and comparative molecular phylogeography of leafcutter ants (Atta spp.) provide new insight into the origins of Amazonian diversity. PLoS ONE 3(7) e2738. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002738

Martins, J., Solomon, S.E., Mikheyev, A.S., Mueller, U.G., Ortiz, A., Bacci, M. (2007) Nuclear mitochondrial-like sequences in ants: evidence from Atta cephalotes (Formicidae: Attini). Insect Molecular Biology 16(6): 777-784.

Solomon, S.E. and Mikheyev, A. (2005) The ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fauna of Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Florida Entomologist 88: 415–423.

Solomon, S.E., Mueller, U.G. Schultz, T.R. Currie, C.R., Price, S.L., Bacci, M., Oliveira da Silva- Pinhati, A.C., Vasconcelos, H. (2004) Nesting biology of the fungus growing ants Mycetarotes Emery (Attini, Formicidae), Insectes Sociaux 51: 333–338