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  1. Tsvetkov, N., Samson-Robert, O., Sood, K., Patel, H.S., Malena, D.A., Gajiwala, P.H., Maciukiewicz, P., Fournier, V., Zayed, A. (2017). Chronic exposure to neonicotinoids reduces honeybee health near corn crops. Science. 356:1395-1397. [link,Editor’s SummaryKerr Op Story, Nature News, Forbes, NPR, AAAS, Metro,LA Times, The Scientist, New Scientist, Washington Post, Radio Canada International, BBC News, The Guardian, The Star, Vice, Scientific American]
  2. Chapman, N.C., Bourgeois, A.L., Beaman, L.D., Lim, J., Harpur, B.A., Zayed, A., Allsopp, M.H., Rinderer, T.E., Oldroyd, B.P. (2017). An abbreviated SNP panel for ancestry assignment of honeybees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-017-0522-6 [link]
  3. Zayed, A. (2016). Evolution: Insect invasions and natural selection. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature20472 [News & Views article,  Gloag et al. paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution]
  4. Kadri, S.M. Harpur, B.A., Orsi, R.O., Zayed, A. (2016). A variant reference data set for the Africanized honeybee, Apis mellifera. Scientific Data: 3, 160097. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.97 [open access article, press release]
  5. Lozier, J.D. and Zayed, A. (2016) Bee conservation in the age of genomics. Conservation Genetics. doi:10.1007/s10592-016-0893-7. [link]
  6. Salmela, H., Stark, T., Stucki, D., Fuchs, S., Freitak, D., Dey, A., Kent, C.F., Zayed, A., Dhaygude, Kishor, Hokkanen, H., Sundstrom, L. (2016). Ancient duplications led to functional divergence of vitellogenin-like genes involved in inflammation and oxidative stress in honey bees. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8:495-506. [link]
  7. Southey, B.R., Zhu, P., Carr-Markell, M.L., Liang, Z.S., Zayed, A., Li, R., Robinson, G.E., Rodriguez-Zas, S.L. (2016). Characterization of genomic variants associated with scout and recruit behavioral castes in honey bees using whole-genome sequencing. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146430. [link]
  8. McAfee, A., Harpur, B.A., Michaud, S., Beavis, R.C., Zayed, A. and Foster, L.J. (2015). Towards an upgraded honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) genome annotation using proteogenomics. Journal of Proteome Research. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00589. [link]
  9. Vojvodic, S., Johnson, B.R., Harpur, B.A., Kent, C.F., Zayed, A., Anderson, K.E., Linksvayer, T.A. (2015). The transcriptomic and evolutionary signature of social interactions regulating honey bee caste development. Ecology and Evolution. 547954807 [link]
  10. Harpur, B.A., Chapman, N.C., Krimus, L., Maciukiewicz, P., Sandhu, V., Sood, K., Lim, J., Rinderer, T.E., Allsopp, M.H., Oldroyd, B.P. and Zayed, A. (2015). Assessing patterns of admixture and ancestry in Canadian honey bees. Insectes Sociaux. 62:479-489. [link]
  11. Kapheim, K. M. et al. including Kent, C.F. and Zayed, (2015) A. Genomic signatures of evolutionary transitions from solitary to group living. Science, 348:1139-1143. [link, press release, The Scientist story]
  12. Chapman NC, Harpur BA, Lim J, Rinderer TE, Allsopp MH, Zayed A, Oldroyd BP. (2015) Hybrid origins of Australian honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-015-0371-0 [link]
  13. Chapman, N.C., Harpur, B.A., Lim, J., Rinderer, T.E., Allsopp, M.H., Zayed, A., Oldroyd, B.P. (2015) A SNP test to identify Africanized honey bees via proportion of ‘African’ ancestry. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12411 [link,press release York U, press release Sydney]
  14. Hasselmann, M. Ferretti, L. and Zayed, A. (2015). Beyond fruit-flies: population genomic advances in non-Drosophila arthropods. Briefings in Functional Genomics. doi: 10.1093/brg/elv010 [link]
  15. Kent, C.F. and Zayed, A. (2015). Population Genomic and Phylogenomic Insights into the Evolution of Physiology and Behaviour in Social Insects. Advances in Insect Physiology. 48:293-342. [link]
  16. Molodtsova, D., Harpur, B.A., Kent, C.F., Seevananthan, K., and Zayed, A. (2014). Pleiotropy constrains the evolution of protein but not regulatory sequences in a transcription regulatory network influencing complex social behaviours. Frontiers in Genetics, 5:431. [open access article]
  17. Harpur, B.A., Chernyshova, A., Soltani, A., Tsvetkov, N., Mahjoorighasrodashti, M. Xu, Z., and Zayed, A. (2014). No genetic tradeoffs between social and individual innate immunity in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Plos ONE, 9:e104214. [open access article]
  18. Harpur, B.A., Kent, C.F., Molodtsova, D., Lebon, J.M.D., Alqarni, A.S., Owayss, A.A., Zayed, A. 2014. Population genomics of the honey bee reveals strong signatures of positive selection on worker traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111:2614-2619,dpi: 10.1073/pnas.1315506111 [open access article; Press release,This Week in PNAS highlight, Nature Middle East highlightPNAS cake II, i09 story]
  19. Harpur, B.A., Minaei, S., Kent, C.F., and Zayed, A.  2013.  Admixture increases diversity in managed honey bees. Reply to De la Rúa et al. (2013).  Molecular Ecology. 22:3211–3215.[paper; summary]
  20. Harpur, B.A. and Zayed, A. 2013. Accelerated evolution of innate immunity proteins in social insects: adaptive evolution or relaxed constraint? Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30 (7): 1665-1674. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst061 [link, summary, Press release].
  21. Kent, C.F., Zayed, A. 2013.  Evolution of recombination and genome structure in eusocial insects. Communicative & Integrative Biology. 6: e22919 [link, summary]
  22. Kent, C.F., Minaei, S., Harpur, B.A., and Zayed, A. 2013. Reply to Hunt et al.: Worker-biased genes have high guanine–cytosine content and rates of nucleotide diversity in the honey bee.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110:E447. [link]
  23. Harpur, B.A., Sobhani, M., and Zayed, A. 2013. A review of the consequences of complementary sex determination and diploid male production on mating failures in the Hymenoptera.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 146: 156–164 [Invited Review; linkpdfGeneral Summary].
  24. Kent, C.F., Minaei, S., Harpur, B.A., and Zayed, A. 2012. Recombination is associated with the evolution of genome structure and worker behavior in honey bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109:18012-18017. [link; Press Release; General Summary; CakeAccess the recommendation on F1000 Prime]
  25. Zayed, A., and Robinson G.E. (2012) Understanding the relationship between brain gene expression and social behavior: Lessons from the honey bee. Annual Review of Genetics, 46:591-615. [Invited Review; link; General Summary]
  26. Harpur, B.A., Minaei, S., Kent, C.F., and Zayed, A.  2012.  Management increases genetic diversity of honey bees via admixture.  Molecular Ecology. 21:4414-4421.[link; Press Release; General SummarySee Molecular Ecology Perspective]
  27. Zayed, A., Neager, N., Rodriguez-Zas, S., Robinson, G.E. 2012. Common and novel transcriptional routes to behavioral maturation in worker and male honey bees. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 11:253-261. [linkPress Release; General Summary]
  28. Kent, C., Issa, A., Bunting, A.C., and Zayed, A. 2011. Adaptive evolution of a key gene affecting queen and worker traits in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Molecular Ecology, 20:5226-5235. [linkSee Molecular Ecology Perspective; General Summary]
  29. Zayed, A. 2009. Bee genetics and conservation. Apidologie, 40: 237-262.[invited review; pdf]
  30. Zayed, A., Whitfield, C.W. 2008. A genome-wide signature of positive selection in ancient and recent invasive expansions of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105:3421-3426. [article, press release, USA Today article, Inside Illinois Story, John Hawks’ blog]
  31. Zayed, A., Constantin, S.A. and Packer, L. 2007. Successful biological invasion despite a severe genetic load. PLoS ONE 2:e868. [article, press release, Conservation Magazine story]
  32. Zayed, A., and Packer L. 2007. Population genetics of a solitary oligolectic sweat bee, Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Heredity, 99: 397-405. [pdf]
  33. Zayed, A. 2006. Characterization of microsatellite loci from the solitary sweat bees Lasioglossum leucozonium and Lasioglossum oenotherae (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6: 1154-1156. [pdf]
  34. Zayed, A., and Packer, L. 2005. Complementary sex determination substantially increases extinction proneness of haplodiploid populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 102:10742-10746.[pdf, Toronto Star article, Radio Canada, press release, Y-File, Research Focus feature in Trends in Ecology and Evolution by P. Hedrick, J. Gadau and RE Page Jr., Faculty of 1000]
  35. Zayed, A., Packer, L., Grixti, J.C., Ruz, L., Toro, H., and Owen, R. 2005. Increased genetic differentiation in a specialist versus a generalist bee: implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics, 5:1017-1026. [pdf]
  36. Packer, L.*, Zayed, A.*, Grixti, J.C., Ruz, L., Owen, R., Vivallo, F., and Toro, H. 2005. Conservation genetics of potentially endangered mutualisms: reduced levels of genetic variation in specialist versus generalist bees. Conservation Biology. 19:195-202. [pdf, Excalibur story]
    * L. Packer and A. Zayed contributed equally to this paper.
  37. Zayed, A. 2004. Effective population size in Hymenoptera with complementary sex determination. Heredity, 93:627-630. [pdf]
  38. Zayed, A., Roubik, D.W., And Packer, L. 2004. Use of diploid male frequency data as an indicator of pollinator decline. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271, S9-S12. [pdf, press release, Y-File, YorkU article]
  39. Grixti, J.C., Zayed, A., and Packer, L. 2004. Behavioral interactions among females of Acamptopoeum submetallicum (Spinola) and Nolanomelissa toroi Rozen (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 13:48-56.
  40. Zayed, A. and Packer, L. 2002. Genetic differentiation across a behavioural boundary in a primitively eusocial bee, Halictus poeyi Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux, 49:282-288. [pdf]
  41. Zayed, A. and Packer, L. 2001. High levels of diploid male production in a primitively eusocial bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Heredity, 87:631-636. [pdf]Books and other
  42. Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects. Edited by Amro Zayed and Clement F. Kent. Advances in Insect Physiology, 2015, Volume 48, Pages 1-363. ISBN: 978-0-12-802157-6 [link]

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