Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie


  • Arenas, A., and Roces, F. (2017) Avoidance of plants unsuitable for the symbiotic fungus in leaf-cutting ants: Learning can take place entirely at the colony dump, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 12, 1-16.
  • Hoch, H., Čokl, A., Jatho, M., Lakes-Harlan, R., Rössler, W., and Stiedl, O. (2017) "The most beautiful profession in the world..'' In memoriam Klaus Kalmring (1931-2015), Journal of Comparative Physiology A 203, 91--97.
  • Kadochová, Š., Frouz, J., and Roces, F. (2017) Sun Basking in Red Wood Ants Formica polyctena (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): Individual Behaviour and Temperature-Dependent Respiration Rates, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 12, 1-23.
  • Markert, S. M., Bauer, V., Muenz, T. S., Jones, N. G., Helmprobst, F., Britz, S., Sauer, M., Rössler, W., Engstler, M., and Stigloher, C. (2017) 3D subcellular localization with superresolution array tomography on ultrathin sections of various species. In Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy III (Müller-Reichert, T., and Verkade, P., Eds.), p -, Academic Press.
  • Mildner, S., and Roces, F. (2017) Plasticity of Daily Behavioral Rhythms in Foragers and Nurses of the Ant Camponotus rufipes: Influence of Social Context and Feeding Times, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 12, 1-23.
  • Reim, T., Balfanz, S., Baumann, A., Blenau, W., Thamm, M., and Scheiner, R. (2017) AmTAR2: Functional characterization of a honeybee tyramine receptor stimulating adenylyl cyclase activity, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 80, 91 - 100.
  • Römer, D., Bollazzi, M., and Roces, F. (2017) Carbon dioxide sensing in an obligate insect-fungus symbiosis: CO2 preferences of leaf-cutting ants to rear their mutualistic fungus, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 12, 1-17.
  • Ruedenauer, F. A., Leonhardt, S. D., Schmalz, F., Rössler, W., and Strube-Bloss, M. F. (2017) Separation of different pollen types by chemotactile sensing in Bombus terrestris, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 220, 1435--1442.
  • Scheiner, R., Reim, T., Søvik, E., Entler, B. V., Barron, A. B., and Thamm, M. (2017) Learning, gustatory responsiveness and tyramine differences across nurse and forager honeybees, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 220, 1443--1450.
  • Schmitt, F., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., Wegener, C., and Rössler, W. (2017) Neuropeptides in the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis: Mass spectrometric analysis, localization, and age-related changes, Journal of Comparative Neurology 525, 901--918.
  • Sommerlandt, F. M. J., Rössler, W., and Spaethe, J. (2017) Impact of light and alarm pheromone on immediate early gene expression in the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, Entomological Science 20, 122--126.
  • Thamm, M., Scholl, C., Reim, T., Grübel, K., Möller, K., Rössler, W., and Scheiner, R. (2017) Neuronal distribution of tyramine and the tyramine receptor AmTAR1 in the honeybee brain, Journal of Comparative Neurology n/a--n/a.
  • Arenas, A., and Roces, F. (2016) Gardeners and midden workers in leaf-cutting ants learn to avoid plants unsuitable for the fungus at their worksites, Animal Behaviour 115, 167 - 174.
  • Arenas, A., and Roces, F. (2016) Learning through the waste: olfactory cues from the colony refuse influence plant preferences in foraging leaf-cutting ants, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 219, 2490--2496.
  • Becker, N., Kucharski, R., Rössler, W., and Maleszka, R. (2016) Age-dependent transcriptional and epigenomic responses to light exposure in the honey bee brain, FEBS Open Bio 6, 622--639.
  • Falibene, A., Roces, F., Rössler, W., and Groh, C. (2016) Daily Thermal Fluctuations Experienced by Pupae via Rhythmic Nursing Behavior Increase Numbers of Mushroom Body Microglomeruli in the Adult Ant Brain, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 10, 73.
  • Fleischmann, P. N., Christian, M., Müller, V. L., Rössler, W., and Wehner, R. (2016) Ontogeny of learning walks and the acquisition of landmark information in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 219, 3137--3145.
  • Held, M., Berz, A., Hensgen, R., Muenz, T. S., Scholl, C., Rössler, W., Homberg, U., and Pfeiffer, K. (2016) Microglomerular Synaptic Complexes in the Sky-Compass Network of the Honeybee Connect Parallel Pathways from the Anterior Optic Tubercle to the Central Complex, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 10, 186.
  • Jersáková, J., Spaethe, J., Streinzer, M., Neumayer, J., Paulus, H., Dötterl, S., and Johnson, S. D. (2016) Does Traunsteinera globosa (the globe orchid) dupe its pollinators through generalized food deception or mimicry?, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 180, 269--294.
  • Ruedenauer, F. A., Spaethe, J., and Leonhardt, S. D. (2016) Hungry for quality---individual bumblebees forage flexibly to collect high-quality pollen, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70, 1209--1217.
  • Schmitt, F., Stieb, S. M., Wehner, R., and Rössler, W. (2016) Experience-related reorganization of giant synapses in the lateral complex: Potential role in plasticity of the sky-compass pathway in the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis, Developmental Neurobiology 76, 390--404.
  • Sommerlandt, F. M. J., Spaethe, J., Rössler, W., and Dyer, A. G. (2016) Does Fine Color Discrimination Learning in Free-Flying Honeybees Change Mushroom-Body Calyx Neuroarchitecture?, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 11, 1-17.
  • Streinzer, M., Huber, W., and Spaethe, J. (2016) Body size limits dim-light foraging activity in stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini), Journal of Comparative Physiology A 202, 643--655.
  • Strube-Bloss, M. F., Nawrot, M. P., and Menzel, R. (2016) Neural correlates of side-specific odour memory in mushroom body output neurons, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, The Royal Society 283.
  • Yilmaz, A., Lindenberg, A., Albert, S., Grübel, K., Spaethe, J., Rössler, W., and Groh, C. (2016) Age-related and light-induced plasticity in opsin gene expression and in primary and secondary visual centers of the nectar-feeding ant Camponotus rufipes, Developmental Neurobiology 76, 1041--1057.
  • Ahmed, Z., Zeeshan, S., Fleischmann, P., Rössler, W., and Dandekar, T. (2015) Ant-App-DB: a smart solution for monitoring arthropods activities, experimental data management and solar calculations without GPS in behavioral field studies [version 3; referees: 2 approved, 1 approved with reservations], F1000Research 3.
  • Brill, M., Meyer, A., and Rössler, W. (2015) It takes two - coincidence coding within the dual olfactory pathway of the honeybee, Frontiers in Physiology 6, 208.
  • Falibene, A., Roces, F., and Rössler, W. (2015) Long-term avoidance memory formation is associated with a transient increase in mushroom body synaptic complexes in leaf-cutting ants, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9, 84.
  • Lazzari, C., Farina, W., Giurfa, M., and Roces, F. (2015) In memoriam of Prof. Josué A. Núñez (1924–2014), Journal of Insect Physiology 72, 52 - 53.
  • Lichtenstein, L., Sommerlandt, F. M. J., and Spaethe, J. (2015) Dumb and Lazy? A Comparison of Color Learning and Memory Retrieval in Drones and Workers of the Buff-Tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, by Means of PER Conditioning, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 10, 1-18.
  • Muenz, T. S., Groh, C., Maisonnasse, A., Le Conte, Y., Plettner, E., and Rössler, W. (2015) Neuronal plasticity in the mushroom body calyx during adult maturation in the honeybee and possible pheromonal influences, Developmental Neurobiology 75, 1368--1384.
  • Römer, D., and Roces, F. (2015) Available space, symbiotic fungus and colony brood influence excavation and lead to the adjustment of nest enlargement in leaf-cutting ants, Insectes Sociaux 62, 401--413.
  • Ruedenauer, F. A., Spaethe, J., and Leonhardt, S. D. (2015) How to know which food is good for you: bumblebees use taste to discriminate between different concentrations of food differing in nutrient content, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 218, 2233--2240.
  • Schmitt, F., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., Kahnt, J., Rössler, W., and Wegener, C. (2015) Neuropeptidomics of the Carpenter Ant Camponotus floridanus, Journal of Proteome Research 14, 1504-1514.
  • Scholl, C., Kübert, N., Muenz, T. S., and Rössler, W. (2015) CaMKII knockdown affects both early and late phases of olfactory long-term memory in the honeybee, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 218, 3788--3796.
  • Stejskal, K., Streinzer, M., Dyer, A., Paulus, H. F., and Spaethe, J. (2015) Functional Significance of Labellum Pattern Variation in a Sexually Deceptive Orchid (Ophrys heldreichii): Evidence of Individual Signature Learning Effects, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 10, 1-18.
  • Streinzer, M., and Spaethe, J. (2015) A scientific note on peripheral compound eye morphology of small and normal-sized honey bee drones, Journal of Apicultural Research 54, 59-61.
  • Strube-Bloss, M. F., Brown, A., Spaethe, J., Schmitt, T., and Rössler, W. (2015) Extracting the Behaviorally Relevant Stimulus: Unique Neural Representation of Farnesol, a Component of the Recruitment Pheromone of Bombus terrestris, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 10, 1-16.
  • Vieira, A. S., Camargo-Mathias, M. I., and Roces, F. (2015) Comparative morpho-physiology of the metapleural glands of two Atta leaf-cutting ant queens nesting in clayish and organic soils, Arthropod Structure & Development 44, 444 - 454.
  • Albert, Š., Spaethe, J., Grübel, K., and Rössler, W. (2014) Royal jelly-like protein localization reveals differences in hypopharyngeal glands buildup and conserved expression pattern in brains of bumblebees and honeybees, Biology Open, The Company of Biologists Ltd 3, 281--288.
  • Bollazzi, M., Forti, L. C., Moreira, S., and Roces, F. (2014) Efficiency and soil contamination during underground application of insecticides: control of leaf-cutting ants with thermal foggers, Journal of Pest Science 87, 181--189.
  • Brill, M. F., Reuter, M., Rössler, W., and Strube-Bloss, M. F. (2014) Simultaneous long-term recordings at two neuronal processing stages in behaving honeybees, Journal of Visualized Experiments.
  • Groh, C., Kelber, C., Grübel, K., and Rössler, W. (2014) Density of mushroom body synaptic complexes limits intraspecies brain miniaturization in highly polymorphic leaf-cutting ant workers, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, The Royal Society 281.
  • Ito, K., Shinomiya, K., Ito, M., Armstrong, J.  D., Boyan, G., Hartenstein, V., Harzsch, S., Heisenberg, M., Homberg, U., Jenett, A., Keshishian, H., Restifo, L.  L., Rössler, W., Simpson, J.  H., Strausfeld, N.  J., Strauss, R., and Vosshall, L.  B. (2014) A Systematic Nomenclature for the Insect Brain, Neuron 81, 755 - 765.
  • Kropf, J., Kelber, C., Bieringer, K., and Rössler, W. (2014) Olfactory subsystems in the honeybee: sensory supply and sex specificity, Cell and Tissue Research 357, 583--595.
  • Morawetz, L., Chittka, L., and Spaethe, J. (2014) Strategies of the honeybee Apis mellifera during visual search for vertical targets presented at various heights: a role for spatial attention?, F1000Res 3, 174-174.
  • Pamir, E., Szyszka, P., Scheiner, R., and Nawrot, M. P. (2014) Rapid learning dynamics in individual honeybees during classical conditioning, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 8, 313.
  • Pielström, S., and Roces, F. (2014) Soil Moisture and Excavation Behaviour in the Chaco Leaf-Cutting Ant (Atta vollenweideri): Digging Performance and Prevention of Water Inflow into the Nest, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 9, 1-12.
  • Reim, T., and Scheiner, R. (2014) Division of labour in honey bees: age- and task-related changes in the expression of octopamine receptor genes, Insect Molecular Biology 23, 833--841.
  • Roces, F. (2014) Unterirdische Landwirtschaft bei Blattschneiderameisen. In Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie 43: Soziale Insekten in einer sich wandelnden Welt (Heinze, J., and Bresinsky, A., Eds.), pp 53-62, Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München.
  • Römer, D., and Roces, F. (2014) Nest Enlargement in Leaf-Cutting Ants: Relocated Brood and Fungus Trigger the Excavation of New Chambers, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 9, 1-12.
  • Rössler, W. (2014) Soziale Insekten: kollektive Intelligenz eines Superorganismus. In Blickpunkt: Intelligenz Ein Erfolgsmodell der Evolution? (Herzog, E. M., Bauer, H. -C., and Uberriegler, K. P., Eds.), pp 27-46, Books on Demand, Norderstedt.
  • Scheiner, R., Kulikovskaja, L., and Thamm, M. (2014) The honey bee tyramine receptor AmTYR1 and division of foraging labour, Journal of Experimental Biology, The Company of Biologists Ltd 217, 1215--1217.
  • Scheiner, R., Steinbach, A., Claßen, G., Strudthoff, N., and Scholz, H. (2014) Octopamine indirectly affects proboscis extension response habituation in Drosophila melanogaster by controlling sucrose responsiveness, Journal of Insect Physiology 69, 107 - 117.
  • Scheiner, R., Toteva, A., Reim, T., Søvik, E., and Barron, A. (2014) Differences in the phototaxis of pollen and nectar foraging honey bees are related to their octopamine brain titers, Frontiers in Physiology 5, 116.
  • Scholl, C., Wang, Y., Krischke, M., Mueller, M. J., Amdam, G. V., and Rössler, W. (2014) Light exposure leads to reorganization of microglomeruli in the mushroom bodies and influences juvenile hormone levels in the honeybee, Developmental Neurobiology 74, 1141--1153.
  • Sommerlandt, F. M. J., Rössler, W., and Spaethe, J. (2014) Elemental and non-elemental olfactory learning using PER conditioning in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, Apidologie 45, 106--115.
  • Sommerlandt, F. M. J., Huber, W., and Spaethe, J. (2014) Social Information in the Stingless Bee, Trigona corvina Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Apidae): The Use of Visual and Olfactory Cues at the Food Site, Sociobiology 61, 401-406.
  • Spaethe, J., Streinzer, M., Eckert, J., May, S., and Dyer, A. G. (2014) Behavioural evidence of colour vision in free flying stingless bees, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 200, 485--496.
  • Streinzer, M., and Spaethe, J. (2014) Functional morphology of the visual system and mating strategies in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170, 735--747.
  • Thamm, M., and Scheiner, R. (2014) PKG in honey bees: Spatial expression, Amfor gene expression, sucrose responsiveness, and division of labor, Journal of Comparative Neurology 522, 1786--1799.
  • Thiele, T., Kost, C., Roces, F., and Wirth, R. (2014) Foraging Leaf-Cutting Ants Learn to Reject Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera Plants that Emit Herbivore-Induced Volatiles, Journal of Chemical Ecology 40, 617--620.
  • Brill, M. F., Rosenbaum, T., Reus, I., Kleineidam, C. J., Nawrot, M. P., and Rössler, W. (2013) Parallel Processing via a Dual Olfactory Pathway in the Honeybee, Journal of Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience 33, 2443--2456.
  • Heldmaier, G., Neuweiler, G., and Rössler, W. (2013) Vergleichende Tierphysiologie, Springer Spektrum, Berlin.
  • Moll, K., Roces, F., and Federle, W. (2013) How Load-Carrying Ants Avoid Falling Over: Mechanical Stability during Foraging in Atta vollenweideri Grass-Cutting Ants, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 8, 1-9.
  • Morawetz, L., Svoboda, A., Spaethe, J., and Dyer, A. G. (2013) Blue colour preference in honeybees distracts visual attention for learning closed shapes, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199, 817--827.
  • Pielström, S., and Roces, F. (2013) Sequential Soil Transport and Its Influence on the Spatial Organisation of Collective Digging in Leaf-Cutting Ants, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 8, 1-11.
  • Rössler, W., and Brill, M. F. (2013) Parallel processing in the honeybee olfactory pathway: structure, function, and evolution, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199, 981--996.
  • Rössler, W., and Stengl, M. (2013) Insect chemoreception: a tribute to John G. Hildebrand, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199, 875--877.
  • Sommer, S., Weibel, D., Blaser, N., Furrer, A., Wenzler, N. E., Rössler, W., and Wehner, R. (2013) Group recruitment in a thermophilic desert ant, Ocymyrmex robustior, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199, 711--722.
  • Streinzer, M., Brockmann, A., Nagaraja, N., and Spaethe, J. (2013) Sex and Caste-Specific Variation in Compound Eye Morphology of Five Honeybee Species, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 8, 1-9.
  • Streinzer, M., Kelber, C., Pfabigan, S., Kleineidam, C. J., and Spaethe, J. (2013) Sexual dimorphism in the olfactory system of a solitary and a eusocial bee species, Journal of Comparative Neurology 521, 2742--2755.
  • Wehner, R., and Rössler, W. (2013) Chapter 39 - Bounded Plasticity in the Desert Ant’s Navigational Tool Kit. In Invertebrate Learning and Memory (Menzel, R., and Benjamin, P. R., Eds.), pp 514 - 529, Elsevier.
  • Westhus, C., Kleineidam, C. J., Roces, F., and Weidenmüller, A. (2013) Behavioural plasticity in the fanning response of bumblebee workers: impact of experience and rate of temperature change, Animal Behaviour 85, 27 - 34.

Azzami K, Ritter W, Tautz J, Beier H (2012) Infection of honey bees with acute bee paralysis virus 1 does not trigger or suppres humoral and cellular immune responses. Archives of Virology, 157(4): 689–702, doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1223-0

Bollazzi M, Forti L, Roces F (2012) Ventilation of giant nests of Atta leaf-cutting ants: does underground circulating air enter the fungus chambers? Insect Soc 59:487-498

Cosarinsky M, Roces F (2012) The construction of turrets for nest ventilation in the grass-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri: import and assembly of building materials. J Insect Behav 25(3): 222-241

Dolezal AG, Brent CS, Hölldobler B, Amdam GV (2012) Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. J Exp Biol 215:454-460

Falibene A, Rössler W, Josens R (2012) Serotonin depresses feeding behaviour in ants. J Insect Physiol 58:7­-17

Fröhle K, Roces F (2012) The determination of nest depth in founding queens of leaf-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri): idiothetic and temporal control. J Exp Biol 215:1642-50

Gätschenberger H, Gimple O, Tautz J, Beier H (2012) Honey bee drones maintain humoral immune competence throughout all life stages in the absence of vitellogenin production. J Exp Biol 215:1313-22

Groh C, Lu Z, Meinertzhagen IA, Rössler W (2012) Age-related plasticty in the synaptic ultrastructure of neurons in the mushroom body calyx of the adult honeybee Apis mellifera. J Comp Neurol 520(15):3509-27, doi: 10.1002/cne.23102

Höcherl N, Siede R, Illies I, Tautz J (2012) Evaluation of the nutritive value of maize for honey bees. J Insect Physiol 58:278-285

Hölldobler B (2012) Fighting Rituals in the Honey Pot Ant (Myrmecocystus mimicus). Video Publication Science, 336:838

Kupke J, Spaethe J, Mueller MJ, Rössler W, Albert S (2012) Molecular and biochemical characterization of the major royal jelly protein in bumblebees suggest a non-nutritive function. Insect Biochem Mol Biol, 42(9):647-54

Moll K, Federle W, Roces F (2012) The energetics of running stability: costs of transport in grass-cutting ants depend on fragment shape. J Exp Biol 215:161-168

Morawetz L, Spaethe J (2012) Visual attention in a complex search task differs between honeybees and bumblebees. J Exp Biol 215:2515-2523

Muenz TS, Maisonnasse A, Plettner E, Le Conte Y, Rössler W (2012) Sensory reception of the primer pheromone ethyl oleate. Naturwissenschaften 99:421-425. doi:10.1007/s00114-012-0909-1

Pielström S, Roces F (2012) Vibrational communication in spatial organization of collective digging in the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri. Animal Behaviour 84(4):743-752

Rakosy, D, Streinzer M, Paulus HF, Spaethe J (2012) Floral visual signal increases reproductive success in a sexually deceptive orchid. Arthropod-Plant Inte 6:671-681

Rössler W, Groh C (2012) Plasticity of synaptic microcircuits in the mushroom-body calyx of the honeybee. In: “Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior – a tribute to Randolf Menzel”, Eds.Eisenhardt D, Girufa M, Galizia CG, Springer Verlag, pp. 141-153

Schneider CH, Tautz J, Grünewald B, Fuchs S (2012) RFID Tracking of Sublethal Effects of Two Neonicotiniod Insecticides on the Foraging Behavior of Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE 7(1):e30023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030023

Smith AA, Hölldobler B, Liebig J (2012) Queen-specific signals and worker punishment in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli the role of Dufour's gland. Anim Behav 83:587-593

Smith AA, Overson RP, Hölldobler B, Gadau J, Liebig J (2012) The potential for worker reproduction in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli and its absence in the field. Insect Soc 59:411-416

Stieb SM, Hellwig A, Wehner R, Rössler W (2012) Visual experience affects both behavioral and neuronal aspects in the individual life history of the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis. Dev Neurobiol 72:729­-742. doi: 10.1002/dneu.20982 (with cover)


Albert Š, Gätschenberger H, Azzami K, Gimple O, Grimmer G, Fujiyuki T, Sumner S, Tautz J, Mueller MJ (2011) Evidence of a novel immune responsive protein in the Hymenoptera. Insect Biochem Mol Biol 41:968-981

Bollazzi M, Roces F (2011) Information needs at the beginning of foraging: grass-cutting ants trade off load size for a faster return to the nest. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017667

Brandstaetter AS, Rössler W, Kleineidam CJ (2011) Friends and foes from an ant brain’s point of view – neuronal correlates of colony odors in a social insect. PloSOne 6 (6) 1-9. e21383. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021383

Camargo RS, Forti LC, Fujihara RT, Roces F (2011) Digging effort in leaf-cutting ant queens (Atta sexdens rubropilosa) and its effects on survival and colony growth during the claustral phase. Insectes soc 58:17-22

Fedorova AA, Azzami K, Ryabchikova EI, Spitsyna YE, Silnikov VN, Ritter W, Gross HJ, TAUTZ J, Vlassov VV, Hildburg Beier Zenkova MA (2011) Inactivation of non-enveloped RNA-containing Acute Bee Paralysis Virus by artificial ribonucleases: bees instead of mice for in vivo antiviral activity assessment. Antiviral Res 91:267-277

Groh C, Rössler W (2011) Comparison of microglomerular structures in the mushroom-body calyx of neopteran insects. Arthropod Structure & Development 40:358-367  doi:10.1016/j.asd.2010.12.002 (with cover)

Hölldobler B (2011) Der Superorganismus: Kommunikation, Kooperation und Konflikte im Ameisenstaat. In: Symposium Dieter Häussinger, (Strohmeyer G, Erhardt A, Bohnen K, Hrsg.) University Press, Düsseldorf , pp 55-92

Hölldobler B, Grillenberger B, Gadau J (2011) Queen number and raiding behavior in the ant genus Myrmecocystus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 15:53-61

Pasch E, Muenz TS, Rössler W. (2011) CaMKII protein is differentially localized in dendritic compartments of mushroom body intrinsic neurons in the honeybee brain. J Comp Neurol 519:3700-3712

Pahl M, Zhu H, Tautz J, Zhang S (2011) Large Scale Homing in Honeybees. Plos ONE 6(5):e19669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019669

Röschard J, Roces F (2011) Sequential load transport in grass-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri): maximization of plant delivery rate or improved information transfer? Psyche ID 643127:doi:10.1155/2011/643127

Rössler W, Zube C (2011) Dual olfactory pathway in Hymenoptera: evolutionary insights from comparative studies. Arthopod Structure & Development 40:349-357 doi:10.1016/j.asd.2010.12.001

Saverschek N, Roces F (2011) Foraging leaf-cutting ants: olfactory memory underlies delayed avoidance of plants unsuitable for the symbiotic fungus. Anim Behav 82:453-458

Smith AA, Hölldobler B, Liebig J (2011) Reclaiming the crown: queen to worker conflict over reproduction in Aphaenogaster cockerelli. Naturwissenschaften 98:237-240

Stieb SM, Kelber C, Wehner R, Rössler W (2011) Antennal-lobe organization in desert ants of the genus Cataglyphis. Brain, Behavior & Evolution 77:136-146 (assigned as Editor’s choice for free online access)

Vereecken NJ, Streinzer M, Ayasse M, Spaethe J, Paulus HF, Stökl J, Cortis P, Schiestl FP (2011) Integrating past and present studies on Ophrys pollination – a comment to Bradshaw et al. Bot J Linn Soc 165:329-335


Bollazzi M, Roces F (2010a) Control of nest water losses through building behavior in leaf-cutting ants (Acromyrmex heyeri). Insectes soc 57:267-273

Bollazzi M, Roces F (2010b) Leaf-cutting ant workers (Acromyrmex heyeri) trade off nest thermoregulation for humidity control. J Ethol 28:399-403

Bollazzi M, Roces F (2010c) The thermoregulatory function of thatched nests in the South American grass-cutting ant Acromyrmex heyeri. J Insect Sci 10:137 (available at: insectscience.org/10.137)

Brandstaetter AS, Rössler W, Kleineidam CJ (2010) Dummies versus Air Puffs: efficient stimulus delivery for low-volatile odors. Chem Senses 35:323-333

Duangphakdee O, Hepburn HR, Tautz J (2010) The dance language. In: Honeybees of Asia (Hepburn HR, Radloff SE, eds): Springer

Fuchs S, Tautz J (2010) Coloney Defence and Natural Enemies. In: Honeybees of Asia (Hepburn HR, Radloff SE, eds): Springer

Fujiyuki T, Beier H, Azzami K, Tautz J, Kubo T (2010) Discriminative survey of Kakugo virus and deformed wing virus in honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera carnica) from Germany. Appl Environ Microbiol

Galizia CG, Rössler W (2010) Parallel olfactory systems in insects: anatomy and function. Annual Rev Entomol 55:399-420

Groh C, Meinertzhagen IA (2010) Brain plasticity in Diptera and Hymenoptera. Frontiers in Bioscience 2:268-288

Hölldobler B (2010a) Multi-component signals in ant communication. In: Social Behaviour: Genes, Ecology and Evolution (Szekely T, Moore AJ, Komdeur J, eds) Cambridge University Press, pp 158-163

Hölldobler B (2010b) Martin Lindauer 19 December 1918 ∙ 13 November 2008. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 154(4):486-491

Hölldobler B (2010c) Der Superorganismus der Blattschneiderameisen: Zivilisation durch Instinkt. In: Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen:99-112

Hölldobler B and Wilson EO (2010) The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct. W.W. Norton, New York, London, pp 160

Hourcade B, Muenz TS, Sandoz JC, Rössler W, Devaud JM (2010) Long-term memory leads to synaptic reorganization in the mushroom bodies: a memory trace in the insect brain? J Neuroscience 30:6461-6465 (with comment in weekly news)

Kapustjanskij A, Chittka L, Spaethe J (2010) Honeybees can use three-dimensional information to improve object detection.  Naturwissenschaften 97:229–233

Kelber C, Rössler W, Kleineidam CJ (2010) Phenotypic plasticity in number of glomeruli and sensory innervation of the antennal lobe in leaf-cutting ant workers (A. vollenweideri). Dev Neurobiol 70:222-234

Moll K, Roces F, Federle W (2010) Foraging grass-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri) maintain stability by balancing their loads with controlled head movements. J Comp Physiol A 196:471-480

Pahl M, Tautz J, Zhang S (2010) Honeybee cognition. In: Behavior:Evolution and mechanisms (Kappeler P,eds): Springer

Rostas M, Tautz J (2010) Ants as Pollinators of Plants and the Role of Floral Scents. In: All flesh is grass (Seckbach, eds): Springer

Ruchty M, Roces F, Kleineidam CJ (2010) Detection of minute temperature transients by thermo-sensitive neurons in ants. J Neurophysiol 104:1249-1256

Saverschek N, Herz H, Wagner M, Roces F (2010) Avoiding plants unsuitable for the symbiotic fungus: learning and long-term memory in leaf-cutting ants. Anim Behav 79:689-698

Spaethe J, Streinzer M, Paulus HF (2010) Why sexually deceptive orchids have coloured flowers. Comm & Integr Biol 3:27-30

Stieb S, Muenz TS, Wehner R, Rössler W (2010) Visual experience and age affect synaptic organization in the mushroom bodies of the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis. Dev Neurobiol 70:408-423

Streinzer M, Ellis T, Paulus HF, Spaethe J (2010) Visual discrimination between two sexually deceptive Ophrys species by a bee pollinator. Arthropod-Plant Inte 4:141–148

Tautz J (2010a) Die Honigbiene – vom „Intellektuellen Bienenstachel Darwins“ zum Musterfall der Evolutionsforschung. In: Charles Darwin: Über die Entstehung der Arten durch natürliche Zuchtauswahl oder Die Erhaltung der begünstigten Rassen im Kampfe um´s Dasein (Wrede P, Wrede S, eds): Wiley

Tautz J (2010b) Sieben Häuser am Wolfgangsee: Schwänzeltanz der Bienen. In: Mekkas der Moderne – Pilgerstätten der Wissensgesellschaft ( Schmundt H, Vec M, Westphal H, eds): Böhlau


Döring TF, Spaethe J (2009) Scaling of eye and facet size with body size in aphids. Entomol Gen 32:77-84

Dolezal AG, Brent CS, Gadau J, Hölldobler B, Amdam GV (2009) Endocrine physiology of the division of labour in Pogonomyrmex californicus founding queens. Animal Behaviour 77:1005-1010

Fröhle K, Roces F (2009) Underground Agriculture: the Control of Nest Size in Fungus-Growing Ants. In: From Insect Nests to Human Architecture (Theraulaz G, Solé R, Kuntz P, eds.). European Centre for Living Technology, Venice, Italy, pp 95-104

Gross HJ, Tautz J, Pahl M, Si A, Zhu H, Zhang S (2009) Number-based visual generalisation in the honeybee. PloS ONE 4:e4263.doi:10.1371

Hölldobler B (2009) Evolutionsbiologische Wurzeln der Ablehnung des Fremden. In: EVOLUTION: Zufall oder Zwangsläufigkeit der Schöpfung (Elsner N, Fritz H-J, Gradstein R, Reitner J): Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen; pp 387-419

Kelber C, Rössler W, Roces F, Kleineidam CJ (2009) The antennal lobes of fungus-growing ants (Attini): neuroanatomical traits and evolutionary trends. Brain, Behavior & Evolution 73:273-284

Kleineidam CJ, Rössler W (2009) Adaptations of the olfactory system of social Hymenoptera. In: Organization of Insect Societies (Gadau J, Fewell J, eds): Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. pp 195-219

Leiss F, Groh C, Butcher N, Meinertzhagen IA, Tavosanis G (2009) Synaptic organization in the adult Drosophila mushroom body calyx. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 517:808-824

Roces F (2009) The organization of social foraging in ants: energetics and communication. In: Organization of Insect Societies: From Genome to Sociocomplexity (Gadau J, Fewell JH, eds). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, pp 289-310

Roces F, Bollazzi M (2009) Information Transfer and the Organization of Foraging in Grass- and Leaf-Cutting Ants. In: Food Exploitation by Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral, and Theoretical Approaches (Jarau S, Hrncir M, eds). CRC Press: Contemporary Topics in Entomology Series, Boca Raton, USA, pp 261-275

Ruchty M, Romani R, Kuebler LS, Ruschioni S, Roces F, Isidoro N, Kleineidam CJ (2009) The thermo-sensitive sensilla coeloconica of leaf-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri). Arthr Struct & Develop 38:195-205

Smith AA, Hölldobler B, Liebig J (2009) Cuticular Hydrocarbons Reliably Identify Cheaters and Allow Enforcement of Altruism in a Social Insect. Current Biology 19:78-81

Streinzer M, Paulus HF, Spaethe J (2009) Floral colour signal increases short-range detectability of a sexually deceptive orchid to its pollinator. J Exp Biol 212:1365-1370

Tautz J, Beier H (2009) Ein Superorganismus mit vielen Facetten: Hightech im Bienenvolk. In: Biotechnologie (Renneberg R, eds): Spektrum

Weidenmüller A, Mayr C, Kleineidam CJ, Roces F (2009) Preimaginal and adult experience modulates the thermal response behavior of ants. Curr Biol 19:1897-1902


Basile R, Pirk CWW, Tautz J (2008) Trophallactic activities in the honeybee brood nest – Heaters get supplied with high performance fuel. ZACS 111:433-441

Bollazzi M, Kronenbitter J, Roces F (2008) Soil temperature, digging behaviour, and the adaptive value of nest depth in South American species of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Oecologia 158:165-175

Dyer AG, Spaethe J, Prack S (2008). Comparative psychophysics of bumblebee and honeybee colour discrimination and object detection. J Comp Physiol A 194:617-627

Groh C, Rössler W (2008) Caste-specific postembryonic development of primary and secondary olfactory centers in the female honeybee brain. Arthropod Struct & Dev 37:459-468

Herz H, Hölldobler B, Roces F (2008) Delayed rejection in a leaf-cutting ant after foraging on plants unsuitable for the symbiotic fungus. Behav Ecol 19:575-582

Hölldobler B, Wilson EO (2008) The SUPERORGANISM: W.W. Norton, New York, London, pp 522

Randolt K, Gimple O, Geißendörfer J, Reinders J, Prusko C, Müller M, Albert S, Tautz J, Beier J (2008) Immune-related proteins induced in the hemolymph after aseptic und septic injury differ in honey bee worker larvae and adults. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 69:155-167

Ries C, Spaethe J, Sztatecsny M, Strondl C, Hödl W (2008) Turning blue and ultraviolet: Sex-specific color change during mating season in the Balkan Moor Frog, Rana arvalis wolterstorffi. J Zool 276:229-236

Schilman PE, Roces F (2008) Haemolymph sugar levels in a nectar-feeding ant: dependence on metabolic expenditure and carbohydrate deprivation. J Comp Physiol B 178:157-165

Schmid MR, Brockmann A, Pirk CWW, Stanley DW, Tautz J (2008) Adult honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) abandon hemocytic, but not phenoloxidase-based immunity. J Insect Pysiol 54:439-444

Smith AA, Hölldobler B, Liebig J (2008) Hydrocarbon Signals Explain the Pattern of Worker and Egg Policing in the Ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli. J Chem Ecol 34:1275-1282

Su S, Cai F, Si A, Zhang S, Tautz J, Chen S (2008) East learns from west: Asiatic honeybees can understand the dances of European honeybees. PloS ONE 3(6):e2365. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002365

Tautz J (2008a) Superorganismus Bienenstaat. Der Bien – ein Säugetier mit vielen Körpern. Biologie in unserer Zeit 1 (38):22-29

Tautz J (2008b) Was Bienen über Blumen wissen. Entomologie heute 20:27-43

Tautz J, Rostás M (2008) Honeybee buzz attenuates plant damage by caterpillars. Curr Biol 18:R1125-R1126

Zube C, Rössler W (2008) Caste- and sex-specific adaptations within the olfactory pathway in the brain of the ant Camponotus floridanus. Arthropod Struct & Dev 37:469-479

Zube C, Kleineidam CJ, Kirschner S, Neef J, Rössler W (2008) Organization of the olfactory pathway and odor processing in the antennal lobe of the ant Camponotus floridanus. J Comp Neurol 506:425-441


Bollazzi M, Roces F (2007a) The control of nest climate through building behaviour in South American Acromyrmex species: its adaptive value. In: Biológico (Edit. Universitaria), São Paulo, Brazil, vol 69, suppl. 2, pp 209-212

Bollazzi M, Roces F (2007b) To build or not to build: circulating dry air organizes collective building for climate control in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex ambiguus. Anim Behav 74:1349-1355

Chittka L, Spaethe J (2007) Visual search and the importance of time in complex decision making by bees. Arthropod-Plant Inte 1:37-44

Cosarinsky M, Roces F (2007) Neighbor leaf-cutting ants and mound-building termites: comparative nest micromorphology. Geoderma 141:224-234

Endler A, Hölldobler B, Liebig J (2007) Lack of  physical policing and fertility cues in egg-laying workers of the ant Camponotus floridanus. Animal Behaviour 74:1171-1180

Fehler M, Kleinhenz M, Klügel F, Puppe F, Tautz J (2007) Caps and gaps: a computer model for studies on brood incubation strategies in honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica) Naturwissenschaften 94:675-680

Herz H,  Beyschlag W, Hölldobler B (2007a) Assessing Herbivory Rates of Leaf-Cutting Ant (Atta colombica) Colonies Through Short-Term Refuse Deposition Counts. BIOTROPICA 39(4):476-481

Herz H, Beyschlag W, Hölldobler B (2007b) Herbivory Rate of Leaf-Cutting Ants in a Tropical Moist Forest in Panama at the Population and Ecosystem Scales. BIOTROPICA 39(4):482-488

Herzner G, Goettler W, Kroiss J, Purea A, Jakob PM, Webb AG, Rössler W, Strohm E (2007) Males of a solitary wasp possess a postpharyngeal gland. Arthropod Structure & Dev 36:123-133

Kapustjanskij A, Streinzer M, Paulus HF, Spaethe J (2007) Bigger is better: implications of body size for flight ability under different light conditions and the evolution of alloethism in bumblebees. Funct Ecol 21:1130-1136

Kleineidam CJ, Rössler W, Hölldobler B, Roces F (2007) Perceptual differences in trail-following leaf-cutting ants relate to body size. J Insect Physiol 53:1233-1241

Kleineidam C, Ruchty M, Casero-Montes Z, Roces F (2007) Thermal radiation as a learned orientation cue in leaf-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri). J Insect Physiol 53:478-487

Kralj J, Brockmann A, Fuchs S, Tautz J (2007) The parasitic mite Varroa destructor affects non-associative learning of honey bee foragers Apis mellifera. J Comp Physiol 193:363-370

Manzini I, Czesnik D, Heermann S, Brase C, Schild D, Rössler W (2007) Synaptic vesicle protein distribution and odor mapping in glomeruli of the olfactory bulb of Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Eur J Neurosci 26:925-934

Neumayer J, Spaethe J (2007) Flower color, nectar standing crop, and flower visitation of butterflies in an alpine habitat in Central Europe. Entomol Gen 29:269-284

Pahl M, Zhu H, Pix W, Tautz J, Zhang S (2007) Circadian timed episodic-like memory – a bee knows what to do when, and also where. J Exp Biol 210:3559-3567

Reeve HK, Hölldobler B (2007) The emergence of a superorganism through intergroup competition. PNAS 104:9736-9740

Spaethe J, Brockmann A, Halbig C, Tautz J (2007) Size determines antennal sensitivity and behavioral threshold to odors in bumblebee workers. Naturwissenschaften 94:733-739

Spaethe J, Moser W, Paulus HF (2007) Increase of pollinator attraction by means of a visual signal in the sexually deceptive orchid, Ophrys heldreichii (Orchidaceae). Plant Syst Evol 264:31-40

Su S, Albert S, Zhang S, Maier S, Chen S, Du H, Tautz J (2007) Non-destructive genotyping and genetic variation of fanning in honeybee colony. J Insect Physiol 53:411-417

Tautz J (2007a) Cosa sanno le api sui fiori? Apoidea 4:139-149

Tautz J (2007b) Phänomen Honigbiene (Bilder von H. R. Heilmann). Spektrum-Elsevier

Tautz J (2007c) Honigbienen: In: Fokus Biologie: Cornelsen Verlag

Tautz J (2008) Lernen von den Honigbienen. In: Bionicprocess (Reinauer P, eds): Vdm Verlag, pp. 83-96

Wertz A, Rössler W, Obermayer M, Bickmeyer U (2007) Functional neuroanatomy of the rhinophore of Archidoris pseudoargus. Helgol Marine Res 61:135-142


Anderson KE, Hölldobler B, Fewell JH, Mott BM, Gadau J (2006) Population-wide lineage frequencies predict genetic load in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex. PNAS 103:13433-13438

Brockmann A, Dietz D, Spaethe J, Tautz J (2006) Beyond 9-ODA: sex pheromone communication in the European honey bee Apis mellifera L. J Chem Ecol 32:657-66

Dyer AG, Whitney HM, Arnold SEJ, Glover BJ, Chittka L (2006) Bees associate warmth with floral colour. Nature 442:526. Photo-documentation by: Bujok B, Kleinhenz M, Tautz J, BEEgroup Würzburg

Endler A, Liebig J, Hölldobler B (2006) Queen fertility, egg marking and colony size in the ant Camponotus floridanus. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 59:490-499

Groh C, Ahrens D, Rössler W (2006) Environment- and age-dependent plasticity of synaptic complexes in the mushroom bodies of honeybee queens. Brain, Behavior & Evolution 68:1-14 (with cover)

Kelber C, Rössler W, Kleineidam CJ (2006) Multiple olfactory receptor neurons and their axonal projections in the antennal lobe of the honeybee Apis mellifera. J Comp Neurol 496:395-405

Kirschner S, Kleineidam C J, Zube C, Rybak J, Grünewald B, Rössler W (2006). Dual olfactory pathway in the honeybee Apis mellifera. J Comp Neurol 499:933-952

Meyer S, Roces F, Wirth R (2006) Selecting the drought stressed: effects of plant stress on intraspecific and within-plant herbivory patterns of the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica. Funct Ecol 20:973-981

Rössler W, Jatho M, Kalmring K (2006) The Auditory-Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Ensifera, Orthoptera). In: Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution. Drosopoulos S and Claridge M (Eds.). CRC Press: pp 35-69

Schäfer MO, Dietemann V, Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Crewe R, Hephurn HR, Tautz J, Crailsheim K (2006) Indvidual vs. social pathway to honeybee worker reproduction (Apis mellifera): pollen or jelly as protein source for oogenesis? J Comp Physiol A 192:761-768. online DOI 10.1007/s00359-006-0112-y

Schilman PE, Roces F (2006) Foraging energetics of a nectar-feeding ant: metabolic expenditure as a function of food-source profitability. J Exp Biol 209:4091-4101

Skorupski P, Spaethe J, Chittka L (2006) Visual Search and Decision Making in Bees: Time, Speed and Accuracy. Int J Comp Psychol 19:342-357

Spaethe J, Tautz J, Chittka L (2006) Do honeybees detect colour targets using serial or parallel visual search? J Exp Biol 209:987-993

Wertz A, Rössler W, Obermayer M, Bickmeyer U (2006) Functional neuroanatomy of the rhinophore of Aplysia punctata. Frontiers in Zoology 3:6

Zhang S, Schwarz S, Pahl M, Hong Zhu, Tautz J (2006) Honeybee memory: A Honey bee knows what to do and when. J Exp Biol 209:4420-4428. Highlighted by Sarah Clare “Honeybees make plans”, Inside JEB: ii


Dietemann V, Peeters C, Hölldobler B (2005) Role of the queen in regulating reproduction in the bulldog ant Myrmecia gulosa: control or signalling? Animal Behaviour 69:777-784

Dietemann V, Liebig J, Hölldobler B, Peeters C (2005) Changes in the cuticular hydrocarbons of incipient reproductives correlate with triggering of worker policing in the bulldog ant Myrmecia gulosa. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 58:486-496

Hölldobler B (2005) Kommunikation, Kooperation und Konfrontation im Ameisenstaat. In: "…sind eben alles Menschen" (Elsner N, Lüer G): Wallstein Verlag, pp 111-130

Hoyer SC, Liebig J, Rössler W (2005) Biogenic amines in the ponerine ant Harpegnathos saltator: serotonin and dopamine immunoreactivity in the brain. Arthopod Struct Dev 34:429-440

Ken T, Bock F, Fuchs S, Streit S, Brockmann A, Tautz J (2005) Effects of brood temperature on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) wing morphology (in English). Acta Zool. Sinica 51:768-771

Kleineidam CJ, Obermayer M, Halbich W, Rössler W (2005) A macroglomerulus in the antennal lobe of leaf-cutting ant workers and its possible functional significance. Chemical Senses 30:883-892

Schilman PE, Roces F (2005) Energetics of locomotion and load carriage in the nectar feeding ant, Camponotus rufipes. Physiol Entomol 30:332-337

Seeley TD, Reich AM, Tautz J (2005) Does plastic comb foundation hinder waggle dance communication? Apidologie 36:523-532

Spaethe J, Briscoe AD (2005) Molecular characterization and expression of the UV opsin in bumblebees: Three ommatidial subtypes in the retina and a new photoreceptor organ in the lamina. J Exp Biol 208:2347-2361

Streit S, Bock F, Tautz J (2005) Der Trick mit dem Chip VdBiol 3+4:3-9

Wilson EO, Hölldobler B (2005a) The rise of the ants: A phylogenetic and ecological explanation. PNAS 102:7411-7414

Wilson EO, Hölldobler B (2005b) Eusociality: Origin and consequences. PNAS 102:13367-13371


Dietemann V, Peeters C, Hölldobler B (2004) Gamergates in the Australian ant subfamily Myrmeciinae. Naturwissenschaften 91:432-435

Endler A, Liebig J, Schmitt T, Parker JE, Jones GR, Schreier P, Hölldobler B (2004) Surface hydrocarbons of queen eggs regulate worker reproduction in a social insect. PNAS 101:2945-2950

Frambach I, Rössler W, Winkler M, Schürmann FW (2004) F-actin at identified synapses in the mushroom body neuropil of the insect brain. J Comp Neurol 475:303-314

Groh C, Tautz J, Rössler W (2004) Synaptic organization in the adult honey bee brain is influenced by brood-temperature control during pupal development. PNAS 101:4268-4273

Hölldobler B (2004) Ernst Mayr: the doyen of twentieth century evolutionary biology. Naturwissenschaften 91:249-254

Hölldobler B, Morgan ED, Oldham NJ, Liebig J, Liu Y (2004) Dufour gland secretion in the harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex. Chemoecology 14:101-106

Jarvis AP, Liebig J, Hölldobler B, Oldham NJ (2004) Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone. Chem Chomm: 2004:1196-1197

Kronauer DJC, Hölldobler B, Gadau J (2004) Phylogenetics of the new world honey ants (genus Myrmecocystus) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32:416-421

Rheindt FE, Gadau J, Strehl C-P, Hölldobler B (2004) Extremely high mating frequency in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 56:472-481

Schilder K, Hölldobler B, Heinze J (2004) Foraging Biology of the Seed-Harvesting Ant, Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) imberbiculus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 43:367-375

Schöning C, Espalader W, Hensen I, Roces F (2004) Seed predation of the tussock grass Stipa tenacissima L. by ants (Messor spp.) in south-eastern Spain: the adaptive value of trypanocarpy. J Arid Environ 56:43-61

Spaethe J, Briscoe AD (2004) Early duplication and functional diversification of the opsin gene family in insects. Mol Biol Evol 21:1583-1594

Tautz J, Zhang S, Spaethe J, Brockmann A, Aung Si, Srinivasan M (2004) Honeybee odometry: performance in varying natural terrain. PLoS Biol 2:915-923

Wolschin F, Hölldobler B, Gross R, Zientz E (2004) Replication of the Endosymbiotic Bacterium Blochmannia floridanus Is Correlated with the Developmental and Repoductive Stages of Its Ant Host. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70, No. 7:4096-4102

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