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An ant–plant mutualism through the lens of cGMP-dependent kinase genes

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In plant–animal mutualisms, how an animal forages often determines how much benefit its plant partner receives. In many animals, foraging behaviour changes in response to foraging gene expression or activation of the cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) that foraging encodes. Here, we show that this highly conserved molecular mechanism affects the outcome of a plant– animal mutualism.We studied the two PKG genes of Allomerus octoarticulatus, anAmazonian ant that defends the ant–plant Cordia no...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2017.0896

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Malé, P-JG More by this author
Turner, KM More by this author
Anreiter, I More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada More from this funder
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research More from this funder
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
284
Issue:
1862
Pages:
20170896
Publication date:
2017-09-05
Acceptance date:
2017-08-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Pubs id:
pubs:736281
URN:
uri:8d7302db-5c52-43f2-bdbe-6ae190564944
UUID:
uuid:8d7302db-5c52-43f2-bdbe-6ae190564944
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pubs:736281

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