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Jürgen Liebig

Jürgen Liebig

Journal Articles


Gospocic, J., E. J. Shields, K. M. Glastad, Y. Lin, C. A. Penick, H. Yan, A. S. Mikheyev, T. A. Linksvayer, B. A. Garcia, S. L. Berger, J. Liebig, D. Reinberg and R. Bonasio. 2017. The neuropeptide corazonin controls social behavior and caste identify in ants. Cell 170(4):748-759.e12. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.07.014. (link )

Penick, C. A. and J. Liebig. 2017. A larval ‘princess pheromone’ identifies future ant queens based on their juvenile hormone content. Animal Behaviour 128(Jun):33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.029. (link )

Yan, H., C. Opachaloemphan, G. Mancini, H. Yang, M. Gallitto, J. Mlejnek, A. Leibholz, K. Haight, M. Ghaninia, L. Huo, M. Perry, J. Slone, X. Zhou, M. Traficante, C. A. Penick, K. Dolezal, K. Gokhale, K. Stevens, I. Fetter-Pruneda, R. Bonasio, L. J. Zwiebel, S. L. Berger, J. Liebig, D. Reinberg and C. Desplan. 2017. An engineered orco mutation produces aberrant social behavior and defective neural development in ants. Cell 170(4):736-747e9. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.051. (link )


Brent, C. S., C. A. Penick, B. Trobaugh, D. Moore and J. Liebig. 2016. Induction of a reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profile by a juvenile hormone analog in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Chemoecology 26(5):195-203. DOI: 10.1007/s00049-016-0219-8. (link )


Penick, C. A., C. S. Brent, K. Dolezal and J. Liebig. 2014. Neurohormonal changes associated with ritualized combat and the formation of a reproductive hierarchy in the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Experimental Biology 217(9):1496-1503. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.098301. (link )


Penick, C. A., B. Trobaugh, C. S. Brent and J. Liebig. 2013. Head-butting as an early indicator of reproductive disinhibition in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Journal of Insect Behavior 26(1):23-34. DOI: 10.1007/s10905-012-9332-x. (link )


Penick, C. A. and J. Liebig. 2012. Regulation of queen development through worker aggression in a predatory ant. Behavioral Ecology 23(5):992-998. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ars062. (link )

Penick, C. A., S. S. Prager and J. Liebig. 2012. Juvenile hormone induces queen development in late-stage larvae of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Insect Physiology 58(12):1643-1649. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.10.004. (link )

Smith, A. A., R. P. Overson, B. Holldobler, J. Gadau and J. Liebig. 2012. The potential for worker reproduction in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli and its absence in the field. Insectes Sociaux 59(3):411-416. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-012-0235-9. (link )


Penick, C. A., J. Liebig and C. S. Brent. 2011. Reproduction, dominance, and caste: Endocrine profiles of queens and workers of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197:1063-1071. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-011-0667-0. (link )