GENART: Functional Genomics of Biological Speciation

The evolutionary mechanisms of biological speciation are fundamental themes of modern research in evolution and biodiversity. Although the patterns of speciation and ecological mechanisms are well described, much less is known about the genetic foundations of speciation. Using modern DNA-sequencing technologies, a research network with molecular biologists, neuroethologists, bioinformaticians and evolutionary biologists will systematically probe the genomes of three animal groups for functional genes that contribute to speciation.

Principal Investigators
Hennig, Matthias Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2012
End date: 06/2016

Projektbezogene Publikationen (Auswahl):

Blankers T, Berdan EL, Hennig RM, Mayer F (2019) Physical linkage and mate preference generate linkage disequilibrium for behavioral isolation in two parapatric crickets. Evolution 73, 777-791, doi:10.1111/evo.13706

Blankers T, Vilaca S, Waurick I, Gray D, Hennig M, Mazzoni C, Mayer F, Berdan E (2018) Demography and selection shape transcriptomic divergence in field crickets. Evolution 72, 553-567

Blankers T, Block R, Hennig RM (2017) Codivergence but Limited Covariance of Wing Shape and Calling Song Structure in Field Crickets (Gryllus). Evol Biol,

Gray DA, Gabel E, Blankers T, Hennig RM (2016) Multivariate female preference tests reveal latent perceptual biases. Proc Roy Soc B 283, 20161972, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1972

Blankers T, Gray DA, Hennig RM (2016) Multivariate phenotypic evolution: divergent acoustic signals and sexual selection in Gryllus field crickets. J Evol Biol, DOI 10.1007/s11692-016-9388-1

Gabel E, Gray DA, Hennig RM (2016) How females of chirping and trilling field crickets integrate the ‚what‘ and ‚where‘ of male acoustic signals during decision making. J Comp Physiol A, 202: 823 - 837

Hennig RM, Blankers T, Gray DA (2016) Divergence in male cricket song and female preference functions in three allopatric sister species. J Comp Physiol A 202: 347 - 360

Blankers T, Lübke AK, Hennig RM (2015) Phenotypic variation and covariation indicate high evolvability of acoustic communication in crickets. J Evol Biol. 28:1656-69

Blankers T, Hennig RM, Gray DA (2015) Conservation of multivariate female preference functions and preference mechanisms in three species of trilling field crickets. J Evol Biol. 28:630-641

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