Staffan Bensch

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Publications

  1. pmc Genetic and morphometric divergence of an invasive bird: the introduced house sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Brazil
    Marcos R Lima
    Departamento de Ecologia IB, Pós graduação em Ecologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e53332. 2012
  2. doi request reprint How can we determine the molecular clock of malaria parasites?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Parasitol 29:363-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Low prevalence of Haemoproteus infections in Chiffchaffs
    Staffan Bensch
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
    Parasitology 139:302-9. 2012
  4. pmc Within-host speciation of malaria parasites
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 2:e235. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Detecting shifts of transmission areas in avian blood parasites: a phylogenetic approach
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:1281-90. 2007
  6. pmc Associations between malaria and MHC genes in a migratory songbird
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1511-8. 2005
  7. pmc Postglacial colonisation patterns and the role of isolation and expansion in driving diversification in a passerine bird
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e2794. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic, morphological, and feather isotope variation of migratory willow warblers show gradual divergence in a ring
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 18:3087-96. 2009
  9. pmc Selection for heterozygosity gives hope to a wild population of inbred wolves
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 1:e72. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Conflicting patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA diversity in Phylloscopus warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 15:161-71. 2006

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Publications44

  1. pmc Genetic and morphometric divergence of an invasive bird: the introduced house sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Brazil
    Marcos R Lima
    Departamento de Ecologia IB, Pós graduação em Ecologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e53332. 2012
    ..Unravelling whether microevolution (e.g., allele frequency change), phenotypic plasticity, or both mediated phenotypic divergence is challenging and will require experimental work (e.g., common garden experiments or breeding programs)...
  2. doi request reprint How can we determine the molecular clock of malaria parasites?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Parasitol 29:363-9. 2013
    ..This review addresses conflicting rate estimates of molecular evolution and suggests research directions to aid dating diversification events in malaria parasites. ..
  3. doi request reprint Low prevalence of Haemoproteus infections in Chiffchaffs
    Staffan Bensch
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
    Parasitology 139:302-9. 2012
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  4. pmc Within-host speciation of malaria parasites
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 2:e235. 2007
    ..Strict sympatric speciation would involve parasite lineages diverging within a single host species, without any population subdivision...
  5. ncbi request reprint Detecting shifts of transmission areas in avian blood parasites: a phylogenetic approach
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:1281-90. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Associations between malaria and MHC genes in a migratory songbird
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1511-8. 2005
    ..These associations suggest that individuals carrying either a large number of MHC alleles or a specific MHC allele are protected against lethal malaria infections...
  7. pmc Postglacial colonisation patterns and the role of isolation and expansion in driving diversification in a passerine bird
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e2794. 2008
    ..This is in line with the Pleistocene speciation hypothesis invoking that much longer periods of time in isolation are needed for speciation to occur...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic, morphological, and feather isotope variation of migratory willow warblers show gradual divergence in a ring
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 18:3087-96. 2009
    ..The trait clines along the ring distribution outside the Scandinavian secondary contact zone thus seem to have been shaped by independent action of selection or drift during the process of postglacial colonization...
  9. pmc Selection for heterozygosity gives hope to a wild population of inbred wolves
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 1:e72. 2006
    ..Following our results we recommend that management programs of endangered populations include estimates of both f and heterozygosity, as they may contribute with complementary information about population viability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Conflicting patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA diversity in Phylloscopus warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 15:161-71. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Lifetime fitness of short- and long-distance dispersing great reed warblers
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:2546-57. 2004
    ..Our study highlights the importance of separating immigrant birds on the basis of their genetic similarity to the local study population when analyzing variation in LRS and inferring realized gene flow...
  12. pmc Quantitative disease resistance: to better understand parasite-mediated selection on major histocompatibility complex
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 279:577-84. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint Diversity and phylogeny of mitochondrial cytochrome B lineages from six morphospecies of avian Haemoproteus (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae)
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 93:889-96. 2007
    ..We, therefore, propose the use of a cyt. b fragment of this length as a standard gene fragment for a DNA bar-coding system for avian Haemoproteus species...
  14. ncbi request reprint A new PCR assay for simultaneous studies of Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium, and Haemoproteus from avian blood
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 90:797-802. 2004
    ..Although only a small number of different bird species were investigated (6 passerine species), we found 22 different parasite species lineages (4 Haemoproteus, 8 Plasmodium, and 10 Leucocytozoon)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics and diversity of avian malaria parasites in a single host species
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund Sweden
    J Anim Ecol 76:112-22. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Patterns of molecular evolution of an avian neo-sex chromosome
    Irene Pala
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 29:3741-54. 2012
    ..e., after ~39.4 Ma). The Sylvioidea neo-sex chromosome shares classical evolutionary features with the ancestral sex chromosomes but, as expected from its more recent origin, shows weaker divergence between gametologs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Linkage mapping of AFLP markers in a wild population of great reed warblers: importance of heterozygosity and number of genotyped individuals
    Mikael Akesson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:2189-202. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that AFLP provides a fast and inexpensive means of enlarging genetic maps already composed of markers with high polymorphism, also in wild populations with unmanipulated pedigrees...
  18. pmc Diversity, loss, and gain of malaria parasites in a globally invasive bird
    Alfonso Marzal
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e21905. 2011
    ..Our findings therefore reject the Novel Weapon Hypothesis and are concordant with the Enemy Release Hypothesis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Historical diversification of migration patterns in a passerine bird
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1819-32. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint Individual oocysts of Isospora (Apicomplexa: Coccidia) parasites from avian feces: from photo to sequence
    Olga V Dolnik
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 95:169-74. 2009
    ..This method expands the scope of genetic studies conducted on Isospora species, including routine molecular analysis of single oocysts isolated from fecal samples...
  21. ncbi request reprint A jack-of-all-trades and still a master of some: prevalence and host range in avian malaria and related blood parasites
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Ecology 90:2840-9. 2009
    ..Overall, these results show that parasites with the ability to successfully infect a wide variety of host species of broad ancestry also can have the ability to be the most prevalent in single host species...
  22. pmc The sex-biased brain: sexual dimorphism in gene expression in two species of songbirds
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 12:37. 2011
    ..Studies of gene expression in related species can shed light on the flexibility, or degree of conservation, of the gene expression profiles underlying sexual dimorphism...
  23. pmc A strong quantitative trait locus for wing length on chromosome 2 in a wild population of great reed warblers
    Maja Tarka
    Section for Animal Ecology, Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2361-9. 2010
    ..Our results provide a first important step into understanding the genetic architecture of avian wing length, and give opportunities to study the evolutionary dynamics of wing length at the locus level...
  24. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial variation of hematozoans in Scandinavian willow warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 89:388-91. 2003
    ..Such fluctuations of parasites and the selection pressure they supposedly impose on the host population are likely to maintain variation in immune system genes in the host population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does linkage disequilibrium generate heterozygosity-fitness correlations in great reed warblers?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:870-9. 2004
    ..Our present finding of a significant within-family multilocus heterozygosity-survival association in a nonequilibrium population supports the view that LD generates HFCs in natural populations...
  26. pmc Characterisation of a transcriptome to find sequence differences between two differentially migrating subspecies of the willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
    Max Lundberg
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Lund, SE 22362, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 14:330. 2013
    ..Here we used 454 sequencing of brain-derived transcriptomes from two differentially migrating subspecies of the willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus to detect genes potentially underlying traits associated with migration...
  27. pmc Do female great reed warblers seek extra-pair fertilizations to avoid inbreeding?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S290-2. 2004
    ..Instead, female great reed warblers may seek other potential benefits when cuckolding, such as good gene effects at particular functional genes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Primary peak and chronic malaria infection levels are correlated in experimentally infected great reed warblers
    Muhammad Asghar
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Parasitology 139:1246-52. 2012
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  29. pmc Estimating heritabilities and genetic correlations: comparing the 'animal model' with parent-offspring regression using data from a natural population
    Mikael Akesson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e1739. 2008
    ..Our conclusions should be valuable for reconciliation of data obtained in earlier studies as well as for future meta-analyses utilizing estimates from both traditional methods and the animal model...
  30. ncbi request reprint Linkage between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences in avian malaria parasites: multiple cases of cryptic speciation?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1617-21. 2004
    ..Studies examining parasite virulence and host immune systems must consider this remarkable diversity of avian malaria parasites...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ten years of AFLP in ecology and evolution: why so few animals?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 14:2899-914. 2005
    ..We hope this review will help molecular ecologists to identify when AFLP is likely to be superior to other more established methods, such as microsatellites, SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) analyses and multigene DNA sequencing...
  32. pmc Sex-biased gene expression on the avian Z chromosome: highly expressed genes show higher male-biased expression
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e46854. 2012
    ..The male-bias in highly expressed genes points towards male-driven selection on Z-linked loci, and this and other possible hypotheses are discussed...
  33. pmc Allelic variation in a willow warbler genomic region is associated with climate clines
    Keith W Larson
    Department of Biology, Centre for Animal Movement Research, Ecology Building, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e95252. 2014
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  34. pmc Annual cycle and migration strategies of a trans-Saharan migratory songbird: a geolocator study in the great reed warbler
    Hilger W Lemke
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e79209. 2013
    ..Our results have important implications for the understanding of long-distance migrants' ability to predict conditions at distant breeding sites and adapt to rapid environmental change. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint The genetics of migration on the move
    Miriam Liedvogel
    CAnMove Centre, Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:561-9. 2011
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  36. doi request reprint TECHNICAL ADVANCES: A microarray for large-scale genomic and transcriptional analyses of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and other passerines
    Sara Naurin
    Animal Ecology, Department of Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden Microbial Ecology, Department of Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden Cell and Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Bioengineering, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA Swegene Center for Integrative Biology at Lund University SCIBLU, Department of Immunotechnology, SE 221 84 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:275-81. 2008
    ..Passerine birds are widely used in studies of ecology and evolution, and a zebra finch array that can be used for many species may have a large impact on future research directions...
  37. pmc Individual identification and genetic variation of lions (Panthera leo) from two protected areas in Nigeria
    Talatu Tende
    A P Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e84288. 2014
    ..To mitigate the probable inbreeding depression in the lion populations within Nigeria it might be important to transfer lions between parks or reserves or to reintroduce lions from the zoos back to the wild...
  38. pmc Identification and characterization of the merozoite surface protein 1 (msp1) gene in a host-generalist avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum (lineages SGS1 and GRW4) with the use of blood transcriptome
    Olof Hellgren
    MEEL Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Malar J 12:381. 2013
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  39. doi request reprint Why does dosage compensation differ between XY and ZW taxa?
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Genet 26:15-20. 2010
    ..These patterns and processes contrast with those acting on genes on the X chromosome in XY species, and might help explain the discrepancies in the degree of sex-biased gene expression and dosage compensation in XY and ZW systems...
  40. doi request reprint Genetic diversity patterns in five protist species occurring in lakes
    Ramiro Logares
    Limnology Division, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Protist 160:301-17. 2009
    ..In addition, our study shows that protists with identical ITS sequences can harbor considerable amounts of genetic diversity...
  41. ncbi request reprint A new approach to study dispersal: immigration of novel alleles reveals female-biased dispersal in great reed warblers
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 12:631-7. 2003
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  42. doi request reprint MalAvi: a public database of malaria parasites and related haemosporidians in avian hosts based on mitochondrial cytochrome b lineages
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 22362 Lund, Sweden Department of Zoology, The Edward Grey Institute, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1353-8. 2009
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  43. doi request reprint Genetics of personalities: no simple answers for complex traits
    Barbara Tschirren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 19:624-6. 2010
    ..2010) attempt to replicate this previously observed association in wild-living birds, and test for the generality of the association between DRD4 and personality across a number of European great tit populations...
  44. ncbi request reprint Do anthropogenic transports facilitate stored-product pest moth dispersal? A molecular approach
    Camilla Ryne
    Chemical Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Naturwissenschaften 95:155-9. 2008
    ..e. dispersal) of insect pest populations. Including cooperating mills in control (or monitor) strategy schemes against stored-product pest insects would therefore be a more effective action, rather than to treat each mill separately...