Alberto Civetta

Summary

Affiliation: University of Winnipeg
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Positive selection at reproductive ADAM genes with potential intercellular binding activity
    Barb Glassey
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 21:851-9. 2004
  2. pmc Rapid male-specific regulatory divergence and down regulation of spermatogenesis genes in Drosophila species hybrids
    Jennifer Ferguson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e61575. 2013
  3. pmc Positive Selection and the Evolution of izumo Genes in Mammals
    Phil Grayson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2012:958164. 2012
  4. pmc Male-Female Interactions and the Evolution of Postmating Prezygotic Reproductive Isolation among Species of the Virilis Subgroup
    Nada Sagga
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2011:485460. 2011
  5. pmc The evolution of sex-related traits and genes
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2011:807218. 2011
  6. pmc Positive selection in the adhesion domain of Mus sperm Adam genes through gene duplications and function-driven gene complex formations
    Phil Grayson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 13:217. 2013
  7. pmc Expression analysis of the mouse S100A7/psoriasin gene in skin inflammation and mammary tumorigenesis
    Meghan Webb
    Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:17. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Rapid evolution and gene-specific patterns of selection for three genes of spermatogenesis in Drosophila
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 23:655-62. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative trait loci and interaction effects responsible for variation in female postmating mortality in Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia introgression lines
    A Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Heredity (Edinb) 94:94-100. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The genetics of mating recognition between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9
    Genet Res 82:117-26. 2003

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Positive selection at reproductive ADAM genes with potential intercellular binding activity
    Barb Glassey
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 21:851-9. 2004
    ..Positive selection was detected in the transmembrane/cytosolic tail region of ADAM genes expressed in a variety of tissues...
  2. pmc Rapid male-specific regulatory divergence and down regulation of spermatogenesis genes in Drosophila species hybrids
    Jennifer Ferguson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e61575. 2013
    ..Our results provide evidence that rapid male sex gene regulatory divergence can explain misexpression of spermatogenesis genes in hybrids...
  3. pmc Positive Selection and the Evolution of izumo Genes in Mammals
    Phil Grayson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2012:958164. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that positive selection is driven by aspects related to species-specific adaptations to fertilization rather than sexual selection...
  4. pmc Male-Female Interactions and the Evolution of Postmating Prezygotic Reproductive Isolation among Species of the Virilis Subgroup
    Nada Sagga
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2011:485460. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc The evolution of sex-related traits and genes
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
    Int J Evol Biol 2011:807218. 2011
  6. pmc Positive selection in the adhesion domain of Mus sperm Adam genes through gene duplications and function-driven gene complex formations
    Phil Grayson
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 13:217. 2013
    ..Alternatively, duplications and neofunctionalization of Adam sperm surface genes, particularly as it is now understood in rodents, might have contributed to an acceleration of evolutionary rates and possibly adaptive diversification...
  7. pmc Expression analysis of the mouse S100A7/psoriasin gene in skin inflammation and mammary tumorigenesis
    Meghan Webb
    Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:17. 2005
    ..In this study we have cloned the cDNA and characterized the expression of the potential murine ortholog of human S100A7/psoriasin in skin inflammation and mammary tumorigenesis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rapid evolution and gene-specific patterns of selection for three genes of spermatogenesis in Drosophila
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 23:655-62. 2006
    ..simulans and a phylogenetic comparative analysis among species confirms evidence of positive selection driving the evolution of Bam and suggests an yet unknown germ cell line developmental adaptive change between these two species...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative trait loci and interaction effects responsible for variation in female postmating mortality in Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia introgression lines
    A Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Heredity (Edinb) 94:94-100. 2005
    ..We detected a significant epistatic genetic effect on postmating female mortality rate that supports this prediction...
  10. ncbi request reprint The genetics of mating recognition between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9
    Genet Res 82:117-26. 2003
    ..melanogaster cuticular hydrocarbon production. We did not detect any directionality of the effect of Drosophila sechellia allele introgressions in male mating recognition...
  11. ncbi request reprint Shall we dance or shall we fight? Using DNA sequence data to untangle controversies surrounding sexual selection
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Genome 46:925-9. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint Positive selection within sperm-egg adhesion domains of fertilin: an ADAM gene with a potential role in fertilization
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 20:21-9. 2003
    ..Finally, most ADAM genes with a potential role in sperm maturation and/or fertilization showed significantly higher d(N) estimates than other ADAM genes...
  13. ncbi request reprint An introgression approach to mapping differences in mating success and sperm competitive ability in Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia
    Alberto Civetta
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Genet Res 79:65-74. 2002
    ..Analysis of the joint effects of simulans/sechellia genetic composition at different QTLs and markers suggests that complex interactions among alleles are partially responsible for interspecific differences in sexual traits...
  14. pmc Evolution in the fast lane: rapidly evolving sex-related genes in Drosophila
    Wilfried Haerty
    Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Genetics 177:1321-35. 2007
    ..SFP genes also show evidence of lineage-specific gene loss and/or gain. These results bring us closer to understanding the details of the evolutionary dynamics of SRR genes with respect to species divergence...
  15. doi request reprint An X chromosome effect responsible for asymmetric reproductive isolation between male Drosophila virilis and heterospecific females
    Desirée Nickel
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B2E9, Canada
    Genome 52:49-56. 2009
    ..virilis males walk away from females after tapping suggest that future studies should concentrate on the identification of X-linked genes affecting the ability of males to recognize conspecific females...
  16. pmc Third chromosome candidate genes for conspecific sperm precedence between D. simulans and D. mauritiana
    Lisa Levesque
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada
    BMC Genet 11:21. 2010
    ..Yet little is known about the genetic basis of postmating prezygotic isolation barriers between species...
  17. doi request reprint Drosophila genomes and the development of affordable molecular markers for species genotyping
    Leigh Minuk
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada
    Genome 54:341-7. 2011
    ..Moreover, the approach could be easily extended to a wide variety of taxa with the only limitation being the availability of complete or partial genome sequence data...
  18. doi request reprint Sexual selection and the molecular evolution of ADAM proteins
    Scott Finn
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9, Canada
    J Mol Evol 71:231-40. 2010
    ..Adams 2 and 18 are localized in chromosome 8 of primates and adjacent to each other, so their evolution might have also been influenced by their common genome localization...
  19. doi request reprint Male sex interspecies divergence and down regulation of expression of spermatogenesis genes in Drosophila sterile hybrids
    Vignesh Sundararajan
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9, Canada
    J Mol Evol 72:80-9. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Sex-related genes, directional sexual selection, and speciation
    A Civetta
    Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 15:901-9. 1998
    ..g., D. melanogaster and D. pseudoobscura). However, a saturation in the number of nucleotide substitutions since the time of species separation may mask any sign of directional selection between more distantly related species...
  21. ncbi request reprint Direct visualization of sperm competition and sperm storage in Drosophila
    A Civetta
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802, USA
    Curr Biol 9:841-4. 1999
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  22. ncbi request reprint Genome size and longevity in fish
    O L Griffith
    Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9
    Exp Gerontol 38:333-7. 2003
    ..Our results consistently show an increase in lifespan for fish with larger genomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nontransitivity of sperm precedence in Drosophila
    A G Clark
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Evolution 54:1030-5. 2000
    ..The nontransitivity seen in sperm precedence should theoretically increase the opportunity for polymorphism in genes that influence this phenotype...
  24. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal effects on male and female components of sperm precedence in Drosophila
    A Civetta
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Genet Res 75:143-51. 2000
    ..We found no significant correlation between male and female effects on sperm precedence, suggesting that the variation found in both P1 and P2 has a different genetic cause in the two sexes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
    Andrew G Clark
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nature 450:203-18. 2007
    ..These may prove to underlie differences in the ecology and behaviour of these diverse species...