Kim Roelants

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Low structural variation in the host-defense peptide repertoire of the dwarf clawed frog Hymenochirus boettgeri (Pipidae)
    Severine Matthijs
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 9:e86339. 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Low structural variation in the host-defense peptide repertoire of the dwarf clawed frog Hymenochirus boettgeri (Pipidae)
    Severine Matthijs
    Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 9:e86339. 2014
    ..Our study demonstrates that defense peptide repertoires of closely related taxa, after diverging from each other, may evolve under differential selective regimes, leading to contrasting patterns of structural diversity...
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...