Publications

Jasper WC, Linksvayer TA, Atallah J, Friedman D, Chiu JC, Johnson BR. 2014. Large scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of post-developmental novelty in honey bees. Molecular Biology and Evolution  doi:10.1093/molbev/msu292

Shelomi M, Jasper WC, Atallah J, Kimsey LS, Johnson BR. 2014. Differential Expression of Endogenous Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzyme Genes in the Stick Insect (Phasmatodea) Midgut. BMC Genomics 15:917

Stafford  CA, Rotenberg D, Johnson BR, Whitfield AE, Ullman DE. 2014. Analysis of the salivary gland transcriptome of Frankliniella occidentalis. Plos One: 9: e94447

Johnson BR, Carey JR. 2014. Hierarchy and connectedness as determinants of health and longevity in social insects. In M. Weinstein & M. Lane (Eds.), Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press

Platchetzi DC, Pankey MS, Johnson BR, Ronne EJ, Kopp A, Grosberg RK. 2014. Gene co-expression modules underlying polymorphic and monomorphic zooids in the colonial hydrozoan, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54:276-283.

Atallah J, Plachetzki DC, Jasper WC, Johnson BR. 2013. The utility of shallow RNA-Seq for documenting differential gene expression in genes with high and low levels of expression. PloS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084160

Johnson BR, Borowiec ML, Chiu JC, Lee EK, Atallah J, Ward PS. 2013 Phylogenomics resolves evolutionary relationships among ants, bees, and wasps. Current Biology 23:1-5

Johnson BR, Plachetzki DC, Atallah J. 2013. The importance of tissue specificity for RNA-Seq: highlighting the errors of composite structure extractions. BMC Genomics 14:586

Johnson BR. 2013 Sociality made simple. Current Biology 23:R825-827

Johnson BR, Frost E. 2012. Individual-level patterns of division of labor in honeybees highlight flexibility in colony-level developmental mechanisms. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:923-930

Johnson BR, van Wilgenburg E, Tsutsui ND. 2012. Nestmate recognition in social insects is sometimes more complex than an individual based decision to accept or reject. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:343-346

Johnson BR and Tsutsui ND. 2011. Taxonomically restricted genes are associated with eusocial evolution in the honey bee. BMC Genomics 12:164

Johnson BR, van Wilgenburg E, Tsutsui ND. 2011. Nestmate recognition in social insects: overcoming physiological constraints with collective decision making. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:935-94

Smith CD, Abouheif E, Benton R, Cash E, Croset V, Currie CR, Elhaik E, Elsik C, Fave MJ, Vilaiwan F, Gadau J, Gibson JD, Graur D, Grubbs KJ, Hagen DE, Helmkampf M, Holley J, Holt C, Hao H, Ibarraran-Viniegra AS, Johnson BR, Johnson RM, Khila A, Kim JW, Laird J, Mathis KA, Moeller JA, Munoz-Torres MC, Murphy MC, Nakamura R, Nigam S, Overson R, Placek JE, Rajakumar R, Reese JT, Robertson HM, Smith CR, Saurez AV, Suen G, Suhr EL, Tao S, Torres CW, van Wilgenburg E, Viljakainen L, Walden KO, Wild A, Yandell MD, Yorke JA, Zimin A, Tsutsui ND. 2011. The genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithma humile). Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:5667-5672

Smith CR, Smith CD, Robertson H, Helmkampf M, Zimin A, Yandell M, Holt C, Hao H, Abouheif E, Benton R, Cash E, Croset V, Currie C, Elhaik E, Elsik C, Fave MJ, Fernandes V, Gibson J, Grauer D, Gronenberg W, Hagen D, Ibarraran-Viniegra AS, Johnson BR, Johnson R, Khila A, Kim J, Mathis K, Munoz-Torres MC, Mustard J, Niehuis O, Overson R, Nigham S, Placek J, Rajakuman R, Reese JT, Suen G, Tao S, Torres C, Tsutsui N, Vihakainen L, Wolschin F, Gadau J. 2011. The draft genome of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus: a model for reproductive division of labor and social complexity. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:5673-5672

Suen G, Teiling C, Li L, Abouheif A, Bornberg_Bauer E, Bouffard P, Caldera EJ, Cash E, Cavanaugh A, Elhaik E, Fave MJ, Gadau J, Gibson J, Graur D, Grubbs KJ, Hagen DE, Helmkampf M, Holt C, Hu H, Johnson BR, Kim J, Marsh SE, Moeller JA, Murphy MC, Munoz-Torres MC, Naughton MC, Nigam S, Overson R, Rajakumar R, Reese JT, Scott JJ, Smith CD, Smith CR, Tao S, Tsutsui ND, Wissler L, Yandell M, Viljakainen L, Zimmer F, Harkins TT, Taylor J, Slater SC, Clifton SW, Warren WC, Elsik CG, Weinstock GM, Gerardo NM, Currie CR. 2011. The genome sequence of the Leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotes reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. PloS Genetics 7(2):e1002007. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002007

Johnson BR and Lam SK. 2010. Self-organization, Natural Selection, and Evolution: Cellular Hardware and Genetic Software. BioScience 60:879-885

Johnson BR. 2010. Communication in social insect colonies: the roles of signals and cues in group level coordination of action. Behavioral Ecology 21:1373-1379

Johnson BR. 2010 Eliminating the mystery from the concept of emergence. Biology and Philosophy 25: 843-849

Johnson BR and Nieh JC. 2010. Modeling the adaptive role of negative signaling in honey bee intraspecific competition. Journal of Insect Behavior 23: 459-471

Johnson BR. 2010. Spatial effects, sampling errors, and task specialization in the honey bee. Insectes Sociaux 57: 239-248

Johnson BR and Linksvayer TA. 2010. Deconstructing the Superorganism: Social Physiology, Groundplans, and Sociogenomics. Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 57-79

Johnson BR. 2010. Division of labor in honey bees: form, function, and proximate mechanisms. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 305-316

Johnson BR. 2009. A self-organizing model for task allocation via frequent task quitting and random walks in the honey bee. American Naturalist 174: 537-547

Johnson BR. 2009. Pattern formation on the combs of honey bees: increasing fitness by coupling self-organization with templates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B – Biological Sciences 276: 255-261

Johnson BR. 2008. Within-nest temporal polyethism in the honey bee.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 777–784

Johnson BR. 2008. Global information sampling in the honey bee. Naturwissenshaften 95: 523-530

Johnson BR and Baker N. 2007. Adaptive spatial biases in nectar deposition in the honey bee. Insectes Sociaux 54: 351-355

Johnson BR. 2005. Limited flexibility in the temporal caste system of the honey bee. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58: 219–226

Johnson BR. 2003. Organization of work in the honeybee: a compromise between division of labour and behavioural flexibility. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B – Biological Sciences 270: 147-152

Calderone NW and Johnson BR. 2002. The within-nest behavior of honeybee pollen foragers in colonies with a high or low need for pollen. Animal Behaviour 63: 749-758

Johnson BR. 2002. Reallocation of labor in honeybee colonies during heat stress: the relative roles of task switching and the activation of reserve labor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 51: 188-196