The Evolution of Agriculture in Insects

@article{Mueller2005TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Agriculture in Insects},
  author={U. Mueller and N. Gerardo and D. Aanen and D. Six and T. Schultz},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={563-595}
}
  • U. Mueller, N. Gerardo, +2 authors T. Schultz
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • ▪ Abstract Agriculture has evolved independently in three insect orders: once in ants, once in termites, and seven times in ambrosia beetles. Although these insect farmers are in some ways quite different from each other, in many more ways they are remarkably similar, suggesting convergent evolution. All propagate their cultivars as clonal monocultures within their nests and, in most cases, clonally across many farmer generations as well. Long-term clonal monoculture presents special problems… CONTINUE READING

    Figures from this paper.

    Major evolutionary transitions in ant agriculture
    • 435
    • PDF
    The Ambrosia Symbiosis: From Evolutionary Ecology to Practical Management.
    • 88
    • PDF
    Monoculture of Leafcutter Ant Gardens
    • 83
    • PDF
    Fungus Cultivation by Ambrosia Beetles: Behavior and Laboratory Breeding Success in Three Xyleborine Species
    • 66
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    The Insect Pathogens.
    • 47
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 150 REFERENCES
    Fungus-farming insects: Multiple origins and diverse evolutionary histories
    • 138
    • PDF
    The evolution of agriculture in ants
    • 347
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Genetic diversity and disease control in rice
    • 1,254
    • PDF
    The agricultural pathology of ant fungus gardens.
    • 330
    • PDF
    Fungal farming in a snail
    • 172
    • PDF
    The Current Status and Prospects of Multiline Cultivars and Variety Mixtures for Disease Resistance
    • 491
    Microbial interactions in the mycorrhizosphere and their significance for sustainable agriculture.
    • 583
    • PDF
    A COMMUNITY OF ANTS , FUNGI , AND BACTERIA : A Multilateral Approach to Studying Symbiosis
    • 166
    • Highly Influential