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2016

2015

    • Armisen, D., P. N. Refki, A. Crumiere, W. Toubiana, S. Viala, and A. Khila. 2015. Predator strike shapes antipredator phenotype through new genetic interactions in water striders. Nature communications 
    • Refki, P. N., and A. Khila. 2015. Key patterning genes contribute to leg elongation in water striders. Evodevo 
    • Emilia Santos, M., C. S. Berger, P. N. Refki, and A. Khila. 2015. Integrating evo-devo with ecology for a better understanding of phenotypic evolution. Brief Funct Genomics.

 

2014-2011

    • Refki, P. N., D. Armisen, A. J. Crumiere, S. Viala, and A. Khila. 2014. "Emergence of tissue sensitivity to Hox protein levels underlies the evolution of an adaptive morphological trait". Dev Biol 392(2):441-53. 
    • Khila, A., E. Abouheif, and L. Rowe. 2014. "Comparative Functional Analyses of Ultrabithorax Reveal Multiple Steps and Paths to Diversification of Legs in the Adaptive Radiation of Semi-Aquatic Insects". Evolution 68(8):2159-70.
    • Rajakumar, R., D. San Mauro, M. B. Dijkstra, M. H. Huang, D. E. Wheeler, F. Hiou-Tim, A. Khila, M. Cournoyea, and E. Abouheif. 2012. Ancestral developmental potential facilitates parallel evolution in ants. Science 335:79-82.
    • Khila, A., E. Abouheif, and L. Rowe. 2012. Function, developmental genetics, and fitness consequences of a sexually antagonistic trait. Science 336:585-589.
    • Smith, C. R., C. D. Smith, H. M. Robertson, et al. 2011. Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatusProc Natl Acad Sci USA. Apr 5;108(14):5667-72. 
    • Smith, C. D., A. Zimin, C. Holt, E. Abouheif, et al. 2011. Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Apr 5;108(14):5673-8. 
    • Lynch, J. A., O. Ozuak, A. Khila, E. Abouheif, C. Desplan, and S. Roth. 2011. The phylogenetic origin of oskar coincided with the origin of maternally provisioned germ plasm and pole cells at the base of the holometabola. PLoS Genet 7:e1002029.

 

2010-2008

    • Shbailat, S. J., A. Khila, and E. Abouheif. 2010. Correlations between spatiotemporal changes in gene expression and apoptosis underlie wing polyphenism in the ant Pheidole morrisi. Evol Dev 12:580-591. 
    • Khila, A., and E. Abouheif. 2010. Evaluating the role of reproductive constraints in ant social evolution. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:617-630.
    • Khila, A., E. Abouheif, and L. Rowe. 2009. Evolution of a novel appendage ground plan in water striders is driven by changes in the Hox gene Ultrabithorax. PLoS Genet 5:e1000583. 
    • Khila, A., and E. Abouheif. 2009. In situ hybridization on ant ovaries and embryos. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb prot5250.
    • Khila, A., and E. Abouheif. 2008. Reproductive conMaryq23!straint is a developmental mechanism that maintains social harmony in advanced ant societies. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:17884-17889.

 

2007-2003

    • Khila, A., and M. Grbic. 2007. Gene silencing in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae: dsRNA and siRNA parental silencing of the Distal-less gene. Dev Genes Evol 217:241-251. 
    • Grbic, M., A. Khila, K. Z. Lee, A. Bjelica, V. Grbic, J. Whistlecraft, L. Verdon, M. Navajas, and L. Nagy. 2007. Mity model: Tetranychus urticae, a candidate for chelicerate model organism. Bioessays 29:489-496. 
    • El Haidani, A., Khila A., Houari, A, Haggoud, A., Vincent, A. and Ibnsouda K.S. 2005. Study of the olive fruits infestation by Bactrocera oleae in the area of fez in Morocco and their fertility in the laboratory. Mor. J. Biol. 1:19-29. 
    • Khila, A., A. El Haidani, A. Vincent, F. Payre, and S. I. Souda. 2003. The dual function of ovo/shavenbaby in germline and epidermis differentiation is conserved between Drosophila melanogaster and the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:691-699.