Catalina Estrada, Ph.D.

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2009 Biological Science University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 
Area:
Coevolution, mimicry
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Lawrence E. Gilbert grad student 2009 UT Austin
 (Sexual behavior, intraspecific signaling and the evolution of mimicry among closely related species.)
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Fernández-Marín H, Nash DR, Higginbotham S, et al. (2015) Functional role of phenylacetic acid from metapleural gland secretions in controlling fungal pathogens in evolutionarily derived leaf-cutting ants. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 282: 20150212
Estrada C, Degner EC, Rojas EI, et al. (2015) The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants Current Science. 109: 55-61
Estrada C, Rojas EI, Wcislo WT, et al. (2014) Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the invitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants' fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus Fungal Ecology. 8: 37-45
Estrada C, Wcislo WT, Van Bael SA. (2013) Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants New Phytologist. 198: 241-251
Van Bael SA, Estrada C, Rehner SA, et al. (2012) Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants Bmc Ecology. 12
Estrada C, Schulz S, Yildizhan S, et al. (2011) Sexual selection drives the evolution of antiaphrodisiac pheromones in butterflies. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 65: 2843-54
Van Bael SA, Estrada C, Wcislo WT. (2011) Fungal-fungal interactions in leaf-cutting ant agriculture Psyche
Estrada C, Yildizhan S, Schulz S, et al. (2010) Sex-specific chemical cues from immatures facilitate the evolution of mate guarding in Heliconius butterflies. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 277: 407-13
Guerrieri E, Huigens ME, Estrada C, et al. (2010) Ooencyrtus marcelloi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an egg parasitoid of Heliconiini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) on passion vines (Malpighiales: Passifloraceae) in Central America Journal of Natural History. 44: 81-87
Estrada C, Gilbert LE. (2010) Host plants and immatures as mate-searching cues in Heliconius butterflies Animal Behaviour. 80: 231-239
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