Ary A Hoffmann

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid loss of stress resistance in Drosophila melanogaster under adaptation to laboratory culture
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 55:436-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Low potential for climatic stress adaptation in a rainforest Drosophila species
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Science 301:100-2. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Climatic selection on genes and traits after a 100 year-old invasion: a critical look at the temperate-tropical clines in Drosophila melanogaster from eastern Australia
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Genetica 129:133-47. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a robust sex-specific trade-off between cold resistance and starvation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Evol Biol 18:804-10. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Overwintering in Drosophila melanogaster: outdoor field cage experiments on clinal and laboratory selected populations help to elucidate traits under selection
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Evol Biol 16:614-23. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Levels of variation in stress resistance in drosophila among strains, local populations, and geographic regions: patterns for desiccation, starvation, cold resistance, and associated traits
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 55:1621-30. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation for wing shape in Drosophila serrata
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 56:1068-73. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Polymorphism in the neurofibromin gene, Nf1, is associated with antagonistic selection on wing size and development time in Drosophila melanogaster
    Siu F Lee
    Department of Genetics and Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:2716-25. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Candidate genes and thermal phenotypes: identifying ecologically important genetic variation for thermotolerance in the Australian Drosophila melanogaster cline
    Lea Rako
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:2948-57. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Complexity of the genetic basis of ageing in nature revealed by a clinal study of lifespan and methuselah, a gene for ageing, in Drosophila from eastern Australia
    Carla M Sgrò
    Department of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, 3800, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:3539-51. 2013

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Publications82

  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid loss of stress resistance in Drosophila melanogaster under adaptation to laboratory culture
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 55:436-8. 2001
    ..These results suggest that caution is needed when extrapolating from evolution of stress resistance in long-established laboratory stocks to patterns of responses and correlated responses in natural populations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Low potential for climatic stress adaptation in a rainforest Drosophila species
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Science 301:100-2. 2003
    ..The low potential for resistance evolution highlights the importance of assessing evolutionary potential in targeted ecological traits and species from threatened habitats...
  3. ncbi request reprint Climatic selection on genes and traits after a 100 year-old invasion: a critical look at the temperate-tropical clines in Drosophila melanogaster from eastern Australia
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Genetica 129:133-47. 2007
    ..However D. melanogaster populations in eastern Australia remain an excellent resource for understanding past and future evolutionary responses to climate change...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a robust sex-specific trade-off between cold resistance and starvation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Evol Biol 18:804-10. 2005
    ..Potential implications of this trade-off for surviving cold conditions when food resources are limiting are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Overwintering in Drosophila melanogaster: outdoor field cage experiments on clinal and laboratory selected populations help to elucidate traits under selection
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Evol Biol 16:614-23. 2003
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Levels of variation in stress resistance in drosophila among strains, local populations, and geographic regions: patterns for desiccation, starvation, cold resistance, and associated traits
    A A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 55:1621-30. 2001
    ..These findings suggest a large amount of variation in stress resistance at the population level and inconsistent correlation patterns across experimental approaches...
  7. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation for wing shape in Drosophila serrata
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 56:1068-73. 2002
    ..Allometric relationships were weak both between localities and among isofemale strains within localities. The possibility that wing shape parameters are under selection independent of wing size is discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Polymorphism in the neurofibromin gene, Nf1, is associated with antagonistic selection on wing size and development time in Drosophila melanogaster
    Siu F Lee
    Department of Genetics and Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:2716-25. 2013
    ..Our results point to the potential complexity involved in identifying selection on genetic variants exhibiting pleiotropic effects when studies are based on spatial patterns or association studies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Candidate genes and thermal phenotypes: identifying ecologically important genetic variation for thermotolerance in the Australian Drosophila melanogaster cline
    Lea Rako
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:2948-57. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Complexity of the genetic basis of ageing in nature revealed by a clinal study of lifespan and methuselah, a gene for ageing, in Drosophila from eastern Australia
    Carla M Sgrò
    Department of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, 3800, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:3539-51. 2013
    ..melanogaster. Our results indicate that the mth locus likely has genetic background and environment-specific effects. ..
  11. pmc Effect of E(sev) and Su(Raf) Hsp83 mutants and trans-heterozygotes on bristle trait means and variation in Drosophila melanogaster
    Claire C Milton
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Genetics 171:119-30. 2005
    ..Some allelic combinations lead to more severe effects on variable bristle trait means than do single Hsp83 mutations...
  12. ncbi request reprint The latitudinal cline in the In(3R)Payne inversion polymorphism has shifted in the last 20 years in Australian Drosophila melanogaster populations
    Alisha R Anderson
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
    Mol Ecol 14:851-8. 2005
    ..These results suggest strong ongoing selection on In(3R)Payne over the last 100 years since the colonization of Australia that is partly independent of hsr-omega...
  13. ncbi request reprint Response to selection for rapid chill-coma recovery in Drosophila melanogaster: physiology and life-history traits
    Alisha R Anderson
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
    Genet Res 85:15-22. 2005
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Fundamental evolutionary limits in ecological traits drive Drosophila species distributions
    Vanessa Kellermann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne 3010, Australia
    Science 325:1244-6. 2009
    ..We predict that such species are likely to be constrained in their evolutionary responses to future climate changes...
  15. pmc Testing evolutionary hypotheses about species borders: patterns of genetic variation towards the southern borders of two rainforest Drosophila and a related habitat generalist
    Belinda Van Heerwaarden
    Department of Genetics, Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010 Victoria, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1517-26. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that borders in these species are not limited by low overall genetic variation but instead in two of the species reflect patterns of selection and genetic variability in key traits limiting borders...
  16. pmc A naturally occurring variant of Hsp90 that is associated with decanalization
    Carla M Sgrò
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2049-57. 2010
    ..This suggests that natural genetic variation in Hsp90 may mediate the evolution of canalized morphological traits even if it does not influence the expression of variation for uncanalized traits...
  17. pmc Quantitative trait symmetry independent of Hsp90 buffering: distinct modes of genetic canalization and developmental stability
    Claire C Milton
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:13396-401. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint An independent non-linear latitudinal cline for the sn-glycerol-3-phosphate (alpha- Gpdh ) polymorphism of Drosophila melanogaster from eastern Australia
    Paul A Umina
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
    Genet Res 87:13-21. 2006
    ..These results suggest clinal selection at the alpha-Gpdh locus that is partially or wholly unrelated to linear climatic gradients along the eastern coast of Australia...
  19. doi request reprint The molecular genetics of clinal variation: a case study of ebony and thoracic trident pigmentation in Drosophila melanogaster from eastern Australia
    Marina Telonis-Scott
    Department of Genetics, and Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne 3001, Australia
    Mol Ecol 20:2100-10. 2011
    ..On the Australian east coast most of the changes appear to be associated with regulatory divergence of the ebony gene but this depends on temperature...
  20. ncbi request reprint The contrasting genetic architecture of wing size, viability, and development time in a rainforest species and its more widely distributed relative
    Michele Schiffer
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 60:106-14. 2006
    ..melanogaster, the results point to epistasis not being directly linked to divergence times among populations...
  21. pmc The effects of host age, host nuclear background and temperature on phenotypic effects of the virulent Wolbachia strain popcorn in Drosophila melanogaster
    K Tracy Reynolds
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Genetics 164:1027-34. 2003
    ..The population dynamics of popcorn-type infections will therefore depend on environmental temperature, host background, and the age structure of the population...
  22. doi request reprint Linking inbreeding effects in captive populations with fitness in the wild: release of replicated Drosophila melanogaster lines under different temperatures
    Torsten N Kristensen
    Center for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 22:189-99. 2008
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Demographic factors and genetic variation influence population persistence under environmental change
    Yvonne Willi
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Evol Biol 22:124-33. 2009
    ..The simulations illustrate a threshold influence of demographic factors on population persistence, while genetic variance has a more elastic impact on persistence under environmental change...
  24. pmc From parasite to mutualist: rapid evolution of Wolbachia in natural populations of Drosophila
    Andrew R Weeks
    Department of Genetics, Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS Biol 5:e114. 2007
    ..Our data suggest smaller but qualitatively similar changes in relative fecundity in nature and demonstrate that fecundity-increasing Wolbachia variants are currently polymorphic in natural populations...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of sediment quality on macroinvertebrates in the Sunraysia region of the Murray-Darling Rivers, Australia
    David J Sharley
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research Hoffmann Laboratory, Zoology Department, University of Melbourne, Level 2, Bio 21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Environ Pollut 156:689-98. 2008
    ..The field-based microcosm method proved effective for determining the impact of sediment quality on indigenous macroinvertebrates...
  26. ncbi request reprint Very low additive genetic variance and evolutionary potential in multiple populations of two rainforest Drosophila species
    Vanessa M Kellermann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research and Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne 3010, Australia
    Evolution 60:1104-8. 2006
    ..This indicates limited evolutionary potential for evolving increased desiccation resistance in these rainforest restricted species...
  27. doi request reprint Molecular basis of adaptive shift in body size in Drosophila melanogaster: functional and sequence analyses of the Dca gene
    Siu F Lee
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 28:2393-402. 2011
    ..Our results provide strong support that Dca is a candidate for climatic adaptation in D. melanogaster...
  28. doi request reprint Combining rapid bioassessment and field-based microcosms for identifying impacts in an urban river
    Matthew L O'Brien
    Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, 30 Flemington Road, Melbourne 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:1773-80. 2010
    ..The addition of the microcosms to other monitoring approaches could be useful for determining whether sediment pollution is influencing degraded urban streams...
  29. ncbi request reprint Commercial agrochemical applications in vineyards do not influence ant communities
    Chee Seng Chong
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
    Environ Entomol 36:1374-83. 2007
    ..Reasons for the resilience of ants to pesticides are given and assessment at the colony level instead of workers abundance is suggested. The presence of Linepithema humile (Mayr) is emphasized...
  30. pmc A re-examination of Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility in California Drosophila simulans
    Lauren B Carrington
    Department of Genetics and Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e22565. 2011
    ..Five years ago, we found that wRi had apparently evolved over 15 years to enhance the fecundity of infected females; here we examine whether CI intensity has also evolved...
  31. doi request reprint Survival and reproduction of the pest mites Balaustium medicagoense and Bryobia spp. on winter grain crops
    Aston L Arthur
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 52:141-53. 2010
    ..These findings show that the mites have the potential to be an important pest on several winter grain crops and pasture, but there are important differences that can assist in management strategies such as targeted crop rotations...
  32. pmc Body size and wing shape measurements as quality indicators of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes destined for field release
    Heng Lin Yeap
    Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:78-92. 2013
    ..Females at oviposition sites tended to be larger than those randomly collected from BG-Sentinel traps. Rearing conditions should thus aim for large size without affecting wing/thorax ratios...
  33. pmc High-throughput PCR assays to monitor Wolbachia infection in the dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and Drosophila simulans
    Siu F Lee
    Department of Genetics, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:4740-3. 2012
    ..The new assays are accurate, informative, and cost-efficient for large-scale Wolbachia screening...
  34. ncbi request reprint Global warming: fly populations are responding rapidly to climate change
    Belinda Van Heerwaarden
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Curr Biol 17:R16-8. 2007
    ..Genetic markers in widespread species can act as indicators of climate change on natural populations...
  35. pmc Frequency-dependent selection maintains clonal diversity in an asexual organism
    Andrew R Weeks
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17872-7. 2008
    ..Intense frequency-dependent selection is likely to be a general mechanism for persistent genetic diversity in asexual organisms...
  36. pmc A high incidence of parthenogenesis in agricultural pests
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052 Victoria, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2473-81. 2008
    ..Increasing the complexity and variability of agricultural environments represents one way of potentially controlling parthenogenetic pest species...
  37. pmc Monitoring long-term evolutionary changes following Wolbachia introduction into a novel host: the Wolbachia popcorn infection in Drosophila simulans
    Lauren B Carrington
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2059-68. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that long-term attenuation of Wolbachia effects may compromise the effectiveness of this bacterium in pest control. They also emphasize the importance of host nuclear background on Wolbachia phenotypic effects...
  38. pmc Effects of small Hsp genes on developmental stability and microenvironmental canalization
    Kazuo H Takahashi
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne 3010, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 10:284. 2010
    ..These characteristics of HSPs imply that they might affect developmental buffering and canalization...
  39. ncbi request reprint Population dynamics and diapause response of the springtail pest Sminthurus viridis (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in southeastern Australia
    John M K Roberts
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 104:465-73. 2011
    ..These results suggest that S. viridis autumn pest pressure can be predicted and indicate that late-season spraying strategies currently used for a sympatric agricultural pest are unlikely to be as effective against S. viridis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Eriophyoid mite damage in Vitis vinifera (grapevine) in Australia: Calepitrimerus vitis and Colomerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae) as the common cause of the widespread 'Restricted Spring Growth' syndrome
    Martina B Bernard
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 35:83-109. 2005
    ..Clustered high infestations of Col. vitis can cause bud-axis necrosis, bud burst failure, shoots with short basal internodes, and short, thin, zigzagged shoots with absent fruit clusters; all previously considered RSG...
  41. ncbi request reprint Towards genetic markers in animal populations as biomonitors for human-induced environmental change
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Department of Genetics, Centre of Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecol Lett 10:63-76. 2007
    ..To meet these challenges, population samples should be collected for longitudinal studies, and experimental programmes should be undertaken to link variation at candidate genes to ecological processes...
  42. pmc Can artificially selected phenotypes influence a component of field fitness? Thermal selection and fly performance under thermal extremes
    Torsten Nygaard Kristensen
    Center for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 274:771-8. 2007
    ..Therefore, lines selected artificially not only behaved partly as expected based on laboratory assays but also evolved patterns only evident in the field releases...
  43. ncbi request reprint Clinal variation in Drosophila serrata for stress resistance and body size
    Rebecca Hallas
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia
    Genet Res 79:141-8. 2002
    ..Both traits showed geographic variation and strong non-linear clines with a sharp reduction in size in the tropics. These results are discussed in the context of climatic selection and evolutionary processes limiting species borders...
  44. doi request reprint High resolution mapping of candidate alleles for desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster under selection
    Marina Telonis-Scott
    Department of Genetics, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 29:1335-51. 2012
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Changes in grape phylloxera abundance in ungrafted vineyards
    Karen S Herbert
    Department of Primary Industries Rutherglen Centre, RMB 1145, Rutherglen 3685, Victoria, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 99:1774-83. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Geographic patterns of clonal diversity in the earth mite species Penthaleus major with particular emphasis on species margins
    Michelle T Robinson
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Evolution 56:1160-7. 2002
    ....
  47. pmc Effect of altitude on the genetic structure of an Alpine grass, Poa hiemata
    Sean G Byars
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, Melbourne University, Parkville, Australia
    Ann Bot 103:885-99. 2009
    ..The persistence of plants inhabiting restricted alpine areas under climate change will depend upon many factors including levels of genetic variation in adaptive traits, population structure, and breeding system...
  48. pmc Population bottlenecks increase additive genetic variance but do not break a selection limit in rain forest Drosophila
    Belinda Van Heerwaarden
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Genetics 179:2135-46. 2008
    ..Thus bottlenecks might produce a statistically detectable change in additive genetic variance but this change has no impact on the response to selection...
  49. ncbi request reprint Identifying signature of chemical applications on indigenous and invasive nontarget arthropod communities in vineyards
    Michael A Nash
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Ecol Appl 20:1693-703. 2010
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Biology, ecology and control of the Penthaleus species complex (Acari: Penthaleidae)
    Paul A Umina
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 34:211-37. 2004
    ..The most cost-effective and environmentally acceptable means of control will result from the integration of these practices combined with the development of a simple field-based kit to distinguish the different mite species...
  51. ncbi request reprint A new set of laboratory-selected Drosophila melanogaster lines for the analysis of desiccation resistance: response to selection, physiology and correlated responses
    Marina Telonis-Scott
    Centre for Environmental Stress Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:1837-47. 2006
    ....
  52. doi request reprint The popcorn Wolbachia infection of Drosophila melanogaster: can selection alter Wolbachia longevity effects?
    Lauren B Carrington
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Evolution 63:2648-57. 2009
    ..Development time, viability, and productivity were not altered by selection. The implications of these results are discussed in light of the intended use of wMelPop for suppressing disease transmission...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of cold storage on field and laboratory performance of Trichogramma carverae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) and the response of three Trichogramma spp. (T. carverae, T. nr. brassicae, and T. funiculatum) to cold
    Bradley J Rundle
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 3086
    J Econ Entomol 97:213-21. 2004
    ..T. carverae seems to survive unfavorable temperature conditions by entering a state of quiescence...
  54. pmc Variation in morphological characters of two invasive leafminers, Liriomyza huidobrensis and L. sativae, across a tropical elevation gradient
    Warsito Tantowijoyo
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    J Insect Sci 11:69. 2011
    ..Morphological differences were influenced by genetic and environmental effects. Findings are discussed within the context of adaptation to different elevations in the two species...
  55. ncbi request reprint Thermal sensitivity of Aedes aegypti from Australia: empirical data and prediction of effects on distribution
    Kelly Richardson
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia
    J Med Entomol 48:914-23. 2011
    ..aegypti per year in Australia, although it does not influence its predicted distribution, which depends critically on the nature of the aquatic breeding sites...
  56. ncbi request reprint Complexity of the cold acclimation response in Drosophila melanogaster
    Lea Rako
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    J Insect Physiol 52:94-104. 2006
    ..These results indicate that plastic responses to cold in D. melanogaster are complex when resistance is scored in different ways, and that effects can extend across generations...
  57. doi request reprint Detecting genetic responses to environmental change
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
    Nat Rev Genet 9:421-32. 2008
    ..Conversely, adaptive constraints, particularly in physiological traits, are recognized through DNA decay in candidate genes. These approaches help researchers and conservation managers understand the power and constraints of evolution...
  58. ncbi request reprint Plant host associations of Penthaleus species and Halotydeus destructor (Acari: Penthaleidae) and implications for integrated pest management
    Paul A Umina
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 33:1-20. 2004
    ..Results are discussed with respect to cultural control options for the management of these winter pests...
  59. ncbi request reprint Ecologically sustainable chemical recommendations for agricultural pest control?
    Linda J Thomson
    Department of Zoology, Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 100:1741-50. 2007
    ..Such metrics can assist farmers in developing targets for sustainable chemical use as demonstrated in the viticultural industry...
  60. ncbi request reprint Laboratory fecundity as predictor of field success in Trichogramma carverae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)
    Linda J Thomson
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 95:912-7. 2002
    ..Results of the field releases show that strain differences in laboratory fecundity did not influence field performance. The implications of this result for fecundity as a quality indicator for commercial stocks are discussed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Diapause and implications for control of Penthaleus species and Halotydeus destructor (Acari: Penthaleidae) in southeastern Australia
    Paul A Umina
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 31:209-23. 2003
    ..The results highlight the importance of determining species composition when devising control strategies for earth mite outbreaks...
  62. pmc Rapid sequential spread of two Wolbachia variants in Drosophila simulans
    Peter Kriesner
    Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS Pathog 9:e1003607. 2013
    ..We discuss implications for Wolbachia-host dynamics and coevolution and for applications of Wolbachia to disease control. ..
  63. pmc Trait associations across evolutionary time within a drosophila phylogeny: correlated selection or genetic constraint?
    Vanessa Kellermann
    Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Department of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e72072. 2013
    ..These results suggest trait associations are primarily driven by correlated selection rather than genetic interactions, highlighting that such interactions are unlikely to limit evolution of stress resistance. ..
  64. doi request reprint Food limitation in Chironomus tepperi: effects on survival, sex ratios and development across two generations
    Kallie R Townsend
    Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 84:1-8. 2012
    ..Multiple generations should ideally be exposed to stressors under laboratory conditions to elucidate likely long term effects in the field...
  65. ncbi request reprint Isolation of a Drosophila melanogaster desiccation resistant mutant
    Marina Telonis-Scott
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, La Trobe University, Plenty Rd Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Melbourne, Australia
    J Insect Physiol 49:1013-20. 2003
    ..These physiological differences are contrasted to changes in lines of D. melanogaster mass selected for altered stress resistance. Isolation of this mutant provides an opportunity to identify a gene involved in water balance in insects...
  66. doi request reprint High molecular weight petroleum hydrocarbons differentially affect freshwater benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages
    Jennifer R Anson
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:1077-83. 2008
    ..This result suggests that total petroleum hydrocarbon content, which is often used to identify hydrocarbon pollutants, is a good conservative indicator of HMWPH concentrations affecting the biota...
  67. ncbi request reprint Local adaptation and cogradient selection in the alpine plant, Poa hiemata, along a narrow altitudinal gradient
    Sean G Byars
    Department of Genetics, Melbourne University, Parkville, Australia
    Evolution 61:2925-41. 2007
    ..These findings indicate cogradient selection and potential for both plastic and genotypic shifts in response to climate change in P. hiemata...
  68. pmc A next-generation sequencing method for overcoming the multiple gene copy problem in polyploid phylogenetics, applied to Poa grasses
    Philippa C Griffin
    Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Biol 9:19. 2011
    ..This paper describes a method for sequencing a barcoded mixture of targeted gene regions using next-generation sequencing methods to overcome these problems...
  69. ncbi request reprint Male age, host effects and the weak expression or non-expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila strains infected by maternally transmitted Wolbachia
    K Tracy Reynolds
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Genet Res 80:79-87. 2002
    ..These results highlight the importance of undertaking crosses with a range of male ages and nuclear backgrounds before ascribing particular host phenotypes to Wolbachia strains...
  70. ncbi request reprint Immunocontraception for population control: will resistance evolve?
    Andréa Magiafoglou
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research CESAR, La Trobe University and CESAR, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 81:152-9. 2003
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Effects of methoxyfenozide, indoxacarb, and other insecticides on the beneficial egg parasitoid Trichogramma nr. brassicae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) under laboratory and field conditions
    Swarna Hewa-Kapuge
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 96:1083-90. 2003
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Slug control in Australian canola: monitoring, molluscicidal baits and economic thresholds
    Michael A Nash
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Pest Manag Sci 63:851-9. 2007
    ..Thistles and other vegetation were associated with increased numbers of slugs. European guidelines for slug monitoring and damage appear to be at least partly applicable to Australian conditions...
  73. ncbi request reprint Developing an ecotoxicological testing standard for predatory mites in Australia: acute and sublethal effects of fungicides on Euseius victoriensis and Galendromus occidentalis (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)
    Martina B Bernard
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 97:891-9. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Fighting fly genes
    Charles Robin
    Centre of Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Trends Genet 23:51-4. 2007
    ..Here, we describe the study of aggressive behaviour in flies and explore the possibility that cytochrome P450 is involved in aggression...
  75. ncbi request reprint A microcosm test of adaptation and species specific responses to polluted sediments applicable to indigenous chironomids (Diptera)
    Simon Bahrndorff
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Environ Pollut 139:550-60. 2006
    ..Adaptation to heavy metals may be uncommon and species specific, but more sensitive species need to be tested across a range of pollution levels. Factors influencing the likelihood of adaptation are briefly discussed...
  76. ncbi request reprint Toxicity of chemicals commonly used in Indonesian vegetable crops to Liriomyza huidobrensis populations and the Indonesian parasitoids Hemiptarsenus varicornis, Opius sp., and Gronotoma micromorpha, as well as the Australian parasitoids Hemiptarsenus vari
    Djoko Prijono
    Department of Plant Pests and Diseases, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
    J Econ Entomol 97:1191-7. 2004
    ..Local Australian parasitoids should help control L. huidobrensis as long as only cyromazine and nontoxic fungicides are applied...
  77. ncbi request reprint Entomology: incompatible mosquitoes
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Nature 436:189. 2005
  78. ncbi request reprint Hsp90 and the quantitative variation of wing shape in Drosophila melanogaster
    Vincent Debat
    Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Michael Smith Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Evolution 60:2529-38. 2006
    ..Overall, these results suggest that Hsp90 contributes to, but is not controlling, the buffering of phenotypic variation in wing shape...
  79. pmc Costs and benefits of cold acclimation in field-released Drosophila
    Torsten N Kristensen
    Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Aarhus, P O Box 50, DK 8830 Tjele, Denmark
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:216-21. 2008
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  80. pmc Mapping regions within cosmopolitan inversion In(3R)Payne associated with natural variation in body size in Drosophila melanogaster
    W Jason Kennington
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Genetics 177:549-56. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Consequences of heat hardening on a field fitness component in Drosophila depend on environmental temperature
    Volker Loeschcke
    Center of Environmental Stress Research, Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, Building 1540, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Am Nat 169:175-83. 2007
    ..Finally, based on climatic records, the overall benefit of hardening in D. melanogaster is discussed as an evolved response to high temperatures occasionally experienced by organisms at some locations...
  82. ncbi request reprint Response to natural and laboratory selection at the Drosophila hsp70 genes
    Brian R Bettencourt
    Department of Organismal Biology, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Evolution 56:1796-801. 2002
    ..Thermal extremes and average values are negatively correlated with latitude. These results suggest that natural selection imposed by temperature and thermal variability may affect hsp70 allele frequencies...