Franky Bossuyt

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles
    S D Biju
    Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, 695562 Kerala, India
    Nature 425:711-4. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of a cosmopolitan frog radiation: Late cretaceous diversification resulted in continent-scale endemism in the family ranidae
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 55:579-94. 2006
  3. pmc Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India
    Sd Biju
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 2:241. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Local endemism within the Western Ghats-sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Science 306:479-81. 2004
  5. pmc Toad radiation reveals into-India dispersal as a source of endemism in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Evol Biol 9:131. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Gradual adaptation toward a range-expansion phenotype initiated the global radiation of toads
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Science 327:679-82. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Archaeobatrachian paraphyly and pangaean diversification of crown-group frogs
    Kim Roelants
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 54:111-26. 2005
  8. pmc Global patterns of diversification in the history of modern amphibians
    Kim Roelants
    Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:887-92. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Mountain-associated clade endemism in an ancient frog family (Nyctibatrachidae) on the Indian subcontinent
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:839-47. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Radiation and functional diversification of alpha keratins during early vertebrate evolution
    Wim Vandebergh
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Biol Evol 29:995-1004. 2012

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles
    S D Biju
    Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, 695562 Kerala, India
    Nature 425:711-4. 2003
    ..Because of its very distinct morphology and an inferred origin that is earlier than several neobatrachian families, we recognize this frog as a new family...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of a cosmopolitan frog radiation: Late cretaceous diversification resulted in continent-scale endemism in the family ranidae
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 55:579-94. 2006
    ..Most importantly, all hypotheses make clear predictions as to where to expect key fossils and where to sample other living ranids, and thus constitute a strong basis for further research...
  3. pmc Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India
    Sd Biju
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 2:241. 2009
    ..In this paper we describe two new genera and one new species from the Adenominae clade...
  4. ncbi request reprint Local endemism within the Western Ghats-sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Science 306:479-81. 2004
    ..Future conservation programs for the subcontinent should take into account such patterns of local endemism at the finest scale at which they may occur...
  5. pmc Toad radiation reveals into-India dispersal as a source of endemism in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Evol Biol 9:131. 2009
    ..Using c. 6000 base pairs of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, we investigated the evolutionary history and biogeography of true toads (Bufonidae), a group that colonized the Indian Subcontinent after the Indo-Asia collision...
  6. doi request reprint Gradual adaptation toward a range-expansion phenotype initiated the global radiation of toads
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Science 327:679-82. 2010
    ..Evolution toward a range-expansion phenotype might be crucial to understanding both ancient widespread radiations and the evolutionary background of contemporary invasive species such as the cane toad...
  7. ncbi request reprint Archaeobatrachian paraphyly and pangaean diversification of crown-group frogs
    Kim Roelants
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 54:111-26. 2005
    ..This observation outlines the potential significance of this breakup event in the formation of separate Mesozoic faunal assemblages in both hemispheres...
  8. pmc Global patterns of diversification in the history of modern amphibians
    Kim Roelants
    Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:887-92. 2007
    ..This proportionally late accumulation of extant lineage diversity contrasts with the long evolutionary history of amphibians but is in line with the Tertiary increase in fossil abundance toward the present...
  9. doi request reprint Mountain-associated clade endemism in an ancient frog family (Nyctibatrachidae) on the Indian subcontinent
    Ines Van Bocxlaer
    Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:839-47. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Radiation and functional diversification of alpha keratins during early vertebrate evolution
    Wim Vandebergh
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Biol Evol 29:995-1004. 2012
    ..These duplications acquired functions that serve rigidity in integumental hard structures and were the prime for subsequent independent keratin diversification in tetrapod lineages...
  11. ncbi request reprint Endemic ranid (Amphibia: Anura) genera in southern mountain ranges of the Indian subcontinent represent ancient frog lineages: evidence from molecular data
    Kim Roelants
    Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 31:730-40. 2004
    ..By unceasingly providing favourable humid conditions, the subcontinent's southern mountain ranges have served as refugia for old lineages, and hence constitute a unique reservoir of ancient ranid endemism...
  12. pmc Origin and functional diversification of an amphibian defense Peptide arsenal
    Kim Roelants
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003662. 2013
    ..The processing of multiple peptides from a single precursor entails a mechanism through which peptide-encoding genes may establish new functions without the need for gene duplication to avoid adaptive conflicts with older ones. ..
  13. pmc Comparative analyses of vertebrate posterior HoxD clusters reveal atypical cluster architecture in the caecilian Typhlonectes natans
    An Mannaert
    Biology Department, ECOL, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    BMC Genomics 11:658. 2010
    ..A frog and a caecilian were included in the study to compare coding sequences as well as to determine the gain and loss of putative regulatory sequences...
  14. doi request reprint Identical skin toxins by convergent molecular adaptation in frogs
    Kim Roelants
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Curr Biol 20:125-30. 2010
    ..These results highlight extreme structural convergence in anciently diverged genes as an evolutionary mechanism through which recurrent adaptation is attained across large phylogenetic distances...
  15. pmc Love is blind: indiscriminate female mating responses to male courtship pheromones in newts (Salamandridae)
    Dag Treer
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e56538. 2013
    ..Interestingly, females exposed to male pheromones of their own species show indiscriminate mating responses to conspecific and heterospecific females, indicating that visual cues are subordinate to olfactory cues during courtship...
  16. pmc Recurrent functional divergence of early tetrapod keratins in amphibian toe pads and mammalian hair
    Wim Vandebergh
    Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
    Biol Lett 9:20130051. 2013
    ..The ancestral keratins were probably already expressed in areas that required skin reinforcement in early tetrapods, and subsequently diverged to support fundamentally different adaptive structures in amphibians and mammals...
  17. pmc Anuran radiations and the evolution of tadpole morphospace
    Kim Roelants
    Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:8731-6. 2011
    ..These complex patterns transcend the four traditionally recognized tadpole morphotypes and apply to most tissue types and body parts...
  18. ncbi request reprint A PCR survey for posterior Hox genes in amphibians
    An Mannaert
    Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:449-58. 2006
    ..Hoxd-12 is absent in frogs and possibly other amphibians. Considering its function in autopodial development, the loss of this gene may be related to the absence of the fifth finger in frogs and salamanders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Low genetic diversity in tepui summit vertebrates
    Philippe J R Kok
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Department of Vertebrates, 29 Rue Vautier, B 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Curr Biol 22:R589-90. 2012
    ..Here, we show that recent faunal interchange among currently isolated tepui summits has been extensive, and affected even taxa living in some of the most tepui-specific habitats and on the most inaccessible summits...