• Research Areas

    • adaptation genomics, population genomics, myrmecology
  • Projects

    • GAGA - The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (since )
      Own funding
    • SPP 1819 - Rapid evolutionary adaptation - Potential and constraints - TP: Genetische und epigenetische Mechanismen von schneller Wirtsanpassung in dem Blattlausparasitoiden ervi ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: SCHR 1554/3-1; GA 661/4-1
    • SPP 1819 - Rapid evolutionary adaptation - Potential and constraints - TP: Schnelle adaptive Veränderung durch hohe Rekombinationsraten in eusozialen Insekten ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: SCHR 1554/2-1
  • Publications

    • Bernadou A, Schrader L, Pable J, Hoffacker E, Meusemann K, Heinze J. . ‘Stress and early experience underlie dominance status and division of labour in a clonal insect.’ Proc Biol Sci 285, No. 1885. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1468.
    • Schrader L, Schmitz J. . ‘The impact of transposable elements in adaptive evolution.’ Molecular Ecology 23: 2042-31. doi: 10.1111/mec.14794.

    • Boomsma JJ, Brady SG, Dunn RR, Gadau J, Heinze J, Keller L, Moreau CS, Sanders NJ, Schrader L, Schultz TR, Sundstrom L, Ward PS, Wcislo WT, Zhang G, Consortium G. . ‘The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (GAGA).’ MYRMECOLOGICAL NEWS 25: 61-66.
    • Schrader L, Helanterä H, Oettler J. . ‘Accelerated Evolution of Developmentally Biased Genes in the Tetraphenic Ant Cardiocondyla obscurior.Molecular Biology and Evolution 34, No. 3: 535-544. doi: doi:10.1093/molbev/msw240.

    • Klein A., Schultner E., Lowak H., Schrader L., Heinze J., Holman L., Oettler J. . ‘Evolution of Social Insect Polyphenism Facilitated by the Sex Differentiation Cascade.’ PLoS Genetics 12, No. 3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005952.
    • Klein A., Schrader L., Gil R., Manzano-Marín A., Flórez L., Wheeler D., Werren J., Latorre A., Heinze J., Kaltenpoth M., Moya A., Oettler J. . ‘A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior.’ ISME Journal 10, No. 2: 376-388. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.119.

    • Oettler J., Nachtigal A., Schrader L. . ‘Expression of the foraging gene is associated with age polyethism, not task preference, in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior.’ PLoS ONE 10, No. 12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144699.
    • Schrempf A., Von Wyschetzki K., Klein A., Schrader L., Oettler J., Heinze J. . ‘Mating with an allopatric male triggers immune response and decreases longevity of ant queens.’ Molecular Ecology 24, No. 14: 3618-3627. doi: 10.1111/mec.13267.
    • Schrader L., Simola D., Heinze J., Oettler J. . ‘Sphingolipids, transcription factors, and conserved toolkit genes: Developmental plasticity in the ant cardiocondyla obscurior.’ Molecular Biology and Evolution 32, No. 6: 1474-1486. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv039.

    • Schrader L., Kim J., Ence D., Zimin A., Klein A., Wyschetzki K., Weichselgartner T., Kemena C., Stökl J., Schultner E., Wurm Y., Smith C., Yandell M., Heinze J., Gadau J., Oettler J. . ‘Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species.’ Nature Communications 5, No. null. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6495.

    • Träger C., Rosenblad M., Ziehe D., Garcia-Petit C., Schrader L., Kock K., Richter C., Klinkert B., Narberhaus F., Herrmann C., Hofmann E., Aronsson H., Schünemann D. . ‘Evolution from the prokaryotic to the higher plant chloroplast signal recognition particle: The signal recognition particle RNA is conserved in plastids of a wide range of photosynthetic organisms.’ Plant Cell 24, No. 12: 4819-4836. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.102996.