Gotoh, A. (2024) Proteomic analysis of spermathecal fluid reveals factors related to long-term sperm storage in ant queens. Molecular Reproduction and Development 91: e23733

Gotoh, A., Ito, F., Mizuno, R., Shimamoto, Y., Kinomura, K., Katsura, E. and Hashim, R. (2023) Evolution of meconium removal from cocoons in ants. Insectes Sociaux 70: 373-379. doi:

Gotoh, A., Takeshima, M. and Mizutani, K. (2023) Near-anoxia induces immobilization and sustains viability of sperm stored in ant queens. Scientific Reports 13:3029. doi: <link>

Idogawa, N., Gotoh, A. and Dobata, S. (2022) Morphology of immatures of the thelytokous ant, Monomorium triviale Wheeler (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini) with descriptions of the extraordinary last-instar queen larvae. Zootaxa 5105:253-268.

Gotoh, A. and Sasaki, K. (2021) Caste differentiation of spermatheca and organs related to sperm use and oviposition in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Apidologie 52: 262-271.

Gotoh, A., Shigenobu, S., Yamaguchi, K., Kobayashi, S., Ito, F. and Tsuji, K. (2018) Transcriptome characterization of male accessory glands in ants to identify molecules involved in their reproductive success. Insect Molecular Biology 27: 212-220.

Gotoh, A. and Furukawa, K. (2018) Journey of sperms from production by males to storage by queens in Crematogaster osakensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 105: 95-101.

Gotoh, A., Shigenobu, S., Yamaguchi, K., Kobayashi, S., Ito, F. and Tsuji, K. (2017) Transcriptome profiling of the spermatheca identifies genes potentially involved in the long-term sperm storage of ant queens. Scientific Reports 7:5972. <link>

Gotoh, A., Dansho, M., Dobata, S., Ikeshita, Y. and Ito, F. (2017) Social structure of the polygynous ant, Crematogaster osakensis. Insectes Sociaux 64: 123-131.

Gotoh, A., Billen, J., Hashim, R. and Ito, F. (2016) Degeneration patterns of the worker spermatheca during morphogenesis in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Evolution and Development 18: 127-136.


Gotoh, A. , Ito, F. and Billen, J. (2013) Vestigial spermatheca morphology in honeybee workers, Apis cerana and Apis mellifera from Japan. Apidologie 44: 133-143.


Gotoh, A. , Billen, J. ,Tsuji, K., Sasaki. T. and Ito, F. (2012) Histological study of spermatheca in three thelytokous parthenogenetic ant species, Pristomyrmex punctatus, Pyramica membranifera and Monomorium triviale (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zoologica 93: 200-207.


Allard, D., Ito F., Aikawa Y., Gotoh A. and Billen J. (2011) Testes degeneration in ants: a histological study of Gnamptogenys bicolor. Acta Zoologica 92: 372-376.


Ito, F., Touyama, Y., Gotoh, A., Kitahiro, S. and Billen, J. (2010) Thelytokous parthenogenesis by queens in the dacetine ant Pyramica membranifera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Naturwissenschaften 97 (8) 725-728.


Gotoh, A., Billen, J., Hashim, R. and Ito, F. (2009) Evolution of specialized spermatheca morphology in ant queens: Insight from comparative developmental biology between ants and polistine wasps. Arthropod Structure and Development. 38 (5) 521-525.


Gotoh, A. and Ito, F. (2008) Seasonal cycle of colony structure in the Ponerine ant Pachycondyla chinensis in western Japan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux. 55 (1) 98-104.


Gotoh, A., Billen, J., Hashim, R. and Ito, F. (2008) Comparison of spermatheca morphology between reproductive and non-reproductive females in social wasps. Arthropod Structure and Development. 37 (3) 199-209.


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Ito, F., Ikeshita, Y., Gotoh, A. and Hashim, R. (2007) Reproduction by queens and gamergates in the Oriental ponerine ant Pachycondyla (= Ectomomyrmex) leeuwenhoeki var. sumateraensis Forel. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics. 3, 65-68.


Gotoh, A., Sameshima, S., Tsuji, K., Matsumoto, T. and Miura, T. (2005) Apoptotic wing degeneration and formation of an altruism-regulating glandular appendage (gemma) in the ponerine ant Diacamma sp. from Japan (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ponerinae) Development Genes and Evolution 215 (2) 69-77.



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