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Guoth A, Unnikrishnan R, Chernyshova AM, Thompson GJ. (in prep) Gene-regulatory context of honey bee worker sterility.

Syaukani S, Thompson GJ (Submitted). Taxonomy of the genus Longipeditermes Holmgren (Termitidae: Isoptera) from the Sunda Region, Southeast Asia. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology.

Faragalla KM, Chernyshova AM, Gallo AJ, Thompson GJ 2018. From gene list to gene network: Recognizing functional connections that regulate behavioral traits. Journal of Experimental Zoology - Series B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution (in press).

Galang KC, Croft JR, Thompson GJ, Percival-Smith A 2018. Analysis of the Drosophila anti-ovarian response to honey bee queen mandibular pheromone. Insect Molecular Biology.

Chernyshova AM, Saraceni J, Thompson GJ. 2018. Soldier-biased gene expression in a termite implies indirect selection for defensiveness. Biology and Genomics of Social Insects, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 5-9 May 2018. p 42 https://doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.18970.95683

Behl S, Wu T, Chernyshova AM, Thompson GJ 2018. Caste-biased genes in a subterranean termite are taxonomically restricted: implications for novel gene recruitment during termite caste evolution. Insectes Sociaux. 65: on-line 0-018-0650-7

Wu T, Dhami GK, Thompson GJ 2018. Soldier-biased gene expression in a subterranean termite implies functional specialization of the defensive caste. Evolution and Development 20: 3-16.

Simkovic V, Thompson GJ, McNeil JN 2018. Testing for aggression and nestmate recognition in the Eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes). Insectes Sociaux 65: 281-288.

Vinnai JR, Cumming RC, Thompson GJ, Timoshenko AV 2017. The association between oxidative stress-induced galectins and differentiation of human promyelocytic HL-60 cells. Experimental Cell Research 355: 113-123

Croft JR, Liu T, Camiletti AL, Simon AF, Thompson GJ 2017. Sexual response of male Drosophila to honey bee queen mandibular pheromone: implications for genetic studies of social insects. Journal of Comparative Physiology - A 203: 143-149.

Camiletti AL, Percival-Smith A, Croft JR, Thompson GJ 2016. A novel screen for genes associated with pheromone-induced sterility. Scientific Reports. 6: 36041.

Thompson GJ, Richards MH 2016. Editorial: Genetic effects on social traits. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:91.

Richards MH, Thompson GJ (Eds.) 2016. Genetic Effects on Social Traits: Empirical Studies from Social Animals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Series in Social Evolution, Lausanne: Frontiers Media S.A.

Camiletti AL, Thompson GJ 2016. Drosophila as a genetically tractable model for social insect behaviour. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 40.

Sobotka JA, Daley M, Chandrasekaran S, Rubin BD, Thompson GJ 2016. Structure and function of gene regulatory networks associated with worker sterility in honeybees. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1692-1701.

Syaukani S, Thompson GJ, Zettel H, Pribadi T 2016. A new species of open-air processional column termite, Hospitalitermes nigriantennalis sp. n., from Borneo. ZooKeys 554: 27-36.

Wu T, Simkovic V, Thompson GJ 2015. Damage through division of labour: Termites as social pests. Canadian Wood Preservation Association, Proceedings. 36th Annual General Meeting, Ottawa ON.

Wu T, Simkovic V, Thompson GJ 2015. Subterranean termites: The evolution of a pest. PCT Canada 3: 34-42. Available on-line:

Gao Q, Thompson GJ 2015. Social context affects immune gene expression in a subterranean termite. Insectes Sociaux - International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods. 62: 167-179.

Mullen EK, Thompson GJ 2015. Understanding honey bee worker self-sacrifice: a conceptual-empirical framework. Advances in Insect Physiology 48: 325-354.

Mullen EK, Daley M, Backx AG, Thompson GJ. 2014. Gene co-citation networks associated with worker sterility in honey bees. BMC Systems Biology 8: 38  doi:10.1186/1752-0509-8-38

Camiletti AL, Thompson GJ. 2014. Can social pheromones regulate reproduction in non-social insects? XVII IUSSI Congress, Cairns Australia, pg 58.

Camiletti AL, Awde DN, Thompson GJ 2014. How flies respond to honey bee pheromone: The role of the foraging gene on reproductive response to queen mandibular pheromone. Naturwissenschaften 101: 25-31.

Thompson GJ, Hurd PL, Crespi BJ 2013. Genes underlying altruism. Biology Letters 9: 20130395.

Clarke MW, Thompson GJ, Sinclair BJ 2013. Cold tolerance of the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in Ontario. Environmental Entomology 42: 805-810.

Richards MH, Thompson GJ 2013. Editorial: The evolution of social behaviour. Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution Bulletin 14: 14-15.

Mizzau TW, Garner SR, Marklevitz SAC, Thompson GJ, Morbey YE 2013. A genetic test of sexual size dimorphism in pre-emergent Chinook salmon. PLoS ONE 8: e78421.

Camiletti AL, Percival-Smith A, Thompson GJ 2013. Honey bee queen mandibular pheromone inhibits ovary development and fecundity in a fruit fly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 147: 262-268.

Scaduto DA, Garner SR, Leach EL, Thompson GJ 2012. Genetic evidence for multiple invasions of the Eastern subterranean termite into Canada. Environmental Entomology 41: 1680-1686.

Backx AG, Guzman-Novoa E, Thompson GJ 2012. Factors affecting ovary activation in honeybee workers: a meta-analysis. Insectes Sociaux - International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods 59: 381-388.

Gao Q, Tancredi SE, Thompson GJ 2012. Identification of mycosis-related genes in the Eastern subterranean termite by suppression subtractive hybridization. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 80: 63-76

Gao Q, Bidochka MJ, Thompson GJ 2012. Effect of group size and caste ratio on individual survivorship and social immunity in a subterranean termite. Acta Ethologica: 15: 55-63

Syaukani S and Thompson GJ 2011. Taxonomic notes on Nasutitermes and Bulbitermes (Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae) from Southeast Asia based on morphological and molecular characters. ZooKeys 148: 135-160

Thompson GJ 2011 Book Review. Bignell DE, Roisin Y, Lo N. (Eds.) Biology of Termites: a Modern Synthesis. Myrmecological News 16: 60

Syaukani S, Thompson GJ, Yamane S 2011. Hospitalitermes krishnai, a new nasute termite (Nasutitermitinae, Termitidae, Isoptera) from southern Sumatra, Indonesia. ZooKeys 148: 161-169

Nebel S, Thompson GJ 2011. Evolution of sexual bill-size dimorphism in shorebirds: a morphometric test of the resource partitioning hypothesis. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 35-44

Raffoul M, Hecnar SJ, Prezioso S, Hecnar DR, Thompson GJ 2011. Trap response and genetic structure of Eastern subterranean termites (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 143: 263-271.

Abbot P, et al. (Thompson GJ co-author) 2011. Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471: E1-E4.

Thompson GJ 2010. Professor Rossiter H. Crozier 1943-2009 Obituary. Evolution 64: 869-870

Thompson GJ 2009. Book Review. Gadau, J. and Fewell, J. (Eds.) 2009: Organization of insect societies: from genome to sociocomplexity. Myrmecological News 12: 182

Thompson GJ, Kucharski R, Maleszka R, Oldroyd BP 2008. Genome-wide analysis of genes related to ovary activation in worker honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology 17: 657–665

Oxley PP, Thompson GJ, Oldroyd BP 2008. Four quantitative trait loci that influence worker sterility in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Genetics 179: 1337–1343 [Issue highlight].

Thompson GJ, Yockey H, Lim J, Oldroyd BP 2007 Experimental manipulation of ovary activation and gene expression in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and workers: testing hypotheses of reproductive regulation. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A – Ecological Genetics & Physiology 307: 600-610.

Thompson GJ, Lenz M, Crozier RH, Crespi BJ 2007. Molecular-genetic analyses of dispersal and breeding behaviour in the Australian termite Coptotermes lacteus: evidence for non-random mating in a swarm-dispersal mating system. Australian Journal of Zoology 55: 219-227 [Issue highlight].

Lo N, Engel MS, Cameron S, Nalepa CA, Tokuda G, Grimaldi D, Kitade O, Krishna K, Klass K, Maekawa K, Miura T, Thompson GJ 2007. Save Isoptera: a comment on Inward et al. Biology Letters 3: 562-563.

Oldroyd BP, Thompson GJ 2007. Behavioural genetics of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. In: Advances in Insect Physiology (Ed. S.J. Simpson) 33: 1-49.

Thompson GJ 2006 Kin selection in disguise? Insectes Sociaux - International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods. 53: 496-497.

Evans JD, Aronstein K, Chen YP, Hetru C, Imler J-L, Jiang H, Kanost, M, Thompson GJ, Zou Z, Hultmark D 2006. Immune pathways and defense mechanisms in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology 15: 645-656.

Thompson GJ, Kucharski R, Maleszka R, Oldroyd BP 2006 Towards a molecular definition of worker sterility: differential gene expression and reproductive plasticity in honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology 15: 637-644.

Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Nature 443: 931-949 [Cover story].

Oldroyd BP, Reddy MS, Chapman NC, Thompson GJ, Beekman M 2006. Evidence for reproductive isolation between two ecotypes of cavity nesting honey bees (Apis) in south India. Insectes Sociaux - International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods 53: 428–434.

Koywiwattrakul P, Thompson GJ, Sitthipraneed S, Oldroyd BP, Maleszka R 2005. Effects of carbon dioxide narcosis on ovary activation and gene expression in worker honey bees. Journal of Insect Science 5:36, available online:

Nebel S, Thompson GJ 2005. Foraging behaviour of Western Sandpipers changes with sediment temperature: implications for their hemispheric distribution. Ecological Research. 20: 503-507.

Thompson GJ, Oldroyd BP 2004. Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the origin of eusociality in corbiculate bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33: 452-456.

Nebel S, Cloutier A, Thompson GJ 2004. Molecular sexing of prey-remains permits a test of sex-biased predation in a wintering population of Western Sandpipers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B 271: S321-S323.

Thompson GJ, Kitade O, Lo N, Crozier RH 2004. On the origin of termite workers: Weighing up the phylogenetic evidence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 217-220 and 17: 720.

Thompson GJ, Crozier YC, Crozier RH 2003. Isolation and characterisation of a termite transferrin gene up-regulated on infection. Insect Molecular Biology 12: 1-7.

Thompson GJ, Kitade O, Lo N, Crozier RH 2000. Phylogenetic evidence for a single, ancestral origin of a 'true' worker caste in termites. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 869-881.

Thompson GJ, Miller LR, Lenz M, Crozier RH 2000. Phylogenetic analysis and trait evolution in Australian lineages of drywood termites (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 17: 419-429.

Thompson GJ, Lenz M, Crozier RH 2000. Microsatellites in the subterranean, mound-building termite Coptotermes lacteus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Molecular Ecology 9: 1932-1934..

Thompson GJ, Hebert PDN. 1998 Probing termite social systems through allozyme and mtDNA analysis: a case study of Nasutitermes nigriceps and N. costalis (Isoptera, Termitidae). Insectes Sociaux - International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods. 45:289-299.

Thompson GJ, Hebert PDN 1998. Population genetic structure of the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes nigriceps (Isoptera, Termitidae). Heredity. 80: 48-55.