Tanja Schwander

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Publications

  1. ncbi Loss of phenotypic plasticity generates genotype-caste association in harvester ants
    Sara Helms Cahan
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 14:2277-82. 2004
  2. doi Genetic compatibility affects queen and worker caste determination
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Science 322:552. 2008
  3. doi Twigs on the tree of life? Neutral and selective models for integrating macroevolutionary patterns with microevolutionary processes in the analysis of asexuality
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada
    Mol Ecol 18:28-42. 2009
  4. doi Non-random autosome segregation: a stepping stone for the evolution of sex chromosome complexes? Sex-biased transmission of autosomes could facilitate the spread of antagonistic alleles, and generate sex-chromosome systems with multiple X or Y chromosomes
    Tanja Schwander
    Evolutionary Genetics, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Bioessays 33:111-4. 2011
  5. doi Maternal effect on female caste determination in a social insect
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 18:265-9. 2008
  6. doi Evolution: sociality as a driver of unorthodox reproduction
    Tanja Schwander
    University of Groningen, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, 9700CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 22:R525-7. 2012
  7. pmc Positive feedback in the transition from sexual reproduction to parthenogenesis
    Tanja Schwander
    Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1435-42. 2010
  8. doi Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation
    Tanja Schwander
    Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A1S6, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:275-82. 2010
  9. ncbi Genes as leaders and followers in evolution
    Tanja Schwander
    Evolutionary Genetics, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:143-51. 2011
  10. doi Multiple direct transitions from sexual reproduction to apomictic parthenogenesis in Timema stick insects
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC
    Evolution 63:84-103. 2009

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Publications19

  1. ncbi Loss of phenotypic plasticity generates genotype-caste association in harvester ants
    Sara Helms Cahan
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 14:2277-82. 2004
    ..Our results reveal that genetic control of reproductive fate can persist without loss of the eusocial caste structure...
  2. doi Genetic compatibility affects queen and worker caste determination
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Science 322:552. 2008
    ..Genetic interaction effects on caste may be maintained over evolutionary time because the fitness of an allele depends on its genetic background...
  3. doi Twigs on the tree of life? Neutral and selective models for integrating macroevolutionary patterns with microevolutionary processes in the analysis of asexuality
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada
    Mol Ecol 18:28-42. 2009
    ....
  4. doi Non-random autosome segregation: a stepping stone for the evolution of sex chromosome complexes? Sex-biased transmission of autosomes could facilitate the spread of antagonistic alleles, and generate sex-chromosome systems with multiple X or Y chromosomes
    Tanja Schwander
    Evolutionary Genetics, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Bioessays 33:111-4. 2011
    ..This may provide a first step toward the evolution of new sex determination systems...
  5. doi Maternal effect on female caste determination in a social insect
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 18:265-9. 2008
    ..Altogether these data demonstrate that the developmental fate of female brood is strongly influenced by maternal effects in ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex...
  6. doi Evolution: sociality as a driver of unorthodox reproduction
    Tanja Schwander
    University of Groningen, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, 9700CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 22:R525-7. 2012
    ..The system appears to be doomed to extinction...
  7. pmc Positive feedback in the transition from sexual reproduction to parthenogenesis
    Tanja Schwander
    Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1435-42. 2010
    ..Our model and data from Timema populations provide evidence for a simple mechanism through which parthenogenesis can evolve rapidly in a sexual population...
  8. doi Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation
    Tanja Schwander
    Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A1S6, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:275-82. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi Genes as leaders and followers in evolution
    Tanja Schwander
    Evolutionary Genetics, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:143-51. 2011
    ..We argue in this review that to evaluate the prevalence of each route, an investigation of both genetic and environmental cues for phenotype determination in several related rather than in isolated species is required...
  10. doi Multiple direct transitions from sexual reproduction to apomictic parthenogenesis in Timema stick insects
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC
    Evolution 63:84-103. 2009
    ..Because both of these traits should positively affect the demographic success of asexual lineages, spontaneous apomixis may have contributed to the origin and maintenance of asexuality in Timema...
  11. doi Mechanisms of reproductive isolation between an ant species of hybrid origin and one of its parents
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Evolution 62:1635-43. 2008
    ..5%) RI between P. rugosus and the two hybrid lineages stems from the combination of two typical prezygotic mechanisms (mating time divergence and assortative mating) and one postzygotic mechanism (hybrid inviability)...
  12. doi Molecular evidence for ancient asexuality in timema stick insects
    Tanja Schwander
    Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Curr Biol 21:1129-34. 2011
    ..These data strongly support ancient asexuality in Timema and validate the genus as an exceptional opportunity to attack the question of how asexual reproduction can be maintained over long periods of evolutionary time...
  13. ncbi Characterization and distribution of Pogonomyrmex harvester ant lineages with genetic caste determination
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:367-87. 2007
    ..Such nearly complete reproductive isolation between the lineages and the species with environmental caste determination might prevent the genetic caste determination system to be swept away by gene flow...
  14. ncbi Two alternate mechanisms contribute to the persistence of interdependent lineages in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:3533-43. 2007
    ..Hence, two distinct mechanisms seem to account for the complete lack of between-lineage gene flow in the F(1)-F(2), G(1)-G(2), H(1)-H(2) and J(1)-J(2) lineage pairs...
  15. doi Genetic components to caste allocation in a multiple-queen ant species
    Romain Libbrecht
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Building, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Evolution 65:2907-15. 2011
    ..In addition to revealing nonadditive genetic effects on female caste determination in a multiple-queen ant species, this study reveals strong genetic compatibility effects between parental genomes on caste allocation components...
  16. pmc Neutral and selection-driven decay of sexual traits in asexual stick insects
    Tanja Schwander
    Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130823. 2013
    ..Female sexual traits were decayed even in recently derived asexuals, suggesting that trait changes following the evolution of asexuality, when they occur, proceed rapidly and are driven by selective processes rather than drift...
  17. pmc Hydrocarbon divergence and reproductive isolation in Timema stick insects
    Tanja Schwander
    Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 13:151. 2013
    ..We combined data on female cuticular hydrocarbons, interspecific mating propensity, and phylogenetics to evaluate the role of cuticular hydrocarbons in diversification of Timema walking-sticks...
  18. ncbi Supergenes and complex phenotypes
    Tanja Schwander
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R288-94. 2014
    ..Application of new genomic methods is likely to lead to the discovery of many additional supergenes in a broad range of organisms and reveal similar genetic architectures for convergently evolved phenotypes...
  19. ncbi Reproductive isolation between Pogonomyrmex rugosus and two lineages with genetic caste determination
    Sara Helms Cahan
    Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Ecology 87:2160-70. 2006
    ..This suggests that ecological competition with the parent species plays a significant role in determining the evolutionary persistence and current distribution of the hybrid lineages and the genetic caste system...