Rudolf Meier

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Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint DNA barcoding and taxonomy in Diptera: a tale of high intraspecific variability and low identification success
    Rudolf Meier
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore, Singapore
    Syst Biol 55:715-28. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Conflict, convergent evolution, and the relative importance of immature and adult characters in endopterygote phylogenetics
    Rudolf Meier
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543
    Annu Rev Entomol 54:85-104. 2009
  3. doi request reprint The Muscoidea (Diptera: Calyptratae) are paraphyletic: Evidence from four mitochondrial and four nuclear genes
    Sujatha Narayanan Kutty
    Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Dr 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:639-52. 2008
  4. pmc Rapid evolution of troglomorphic characters suggests selection rather than neutral mutation as a driver of eye reduction in cave crabs
    Sebastian Klaus
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Biol Lett 9:20121098. 2013
  5. pmc New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp
    Michael Balke
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2359-67. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Is the COI barcoding gene involved in speciation through intergenomic conflict?
    Shiyang Kwong
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:1009-12. 2012
  7. pmc Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
    David J Lohman
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    BMC Evol Biol 8:301. 2008
  8. pmc Bending for love: losses and gains of sexual dimorphisms are strictly correlated with changes in the mounting position of sepsid flies (Sepsidae: Diptera)
    Nalini Puniamoorthy
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Dr 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    BMC Evol Biol 8:155. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Slow mitochondrial COI sequence evolution at the base of the metazoan tree and its implications for DNA barcoding
    Danwei Huang
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    J Mol Evol 66:167-74. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Cryptic species as a window on diversity and conservation
    David Bickford
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:148-55. 2007

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint DNA barcoding and taxonomy in Diptera: a tale of high intraspecific variability and low identification success
    Rudolf Meier
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore, Singapore
    Syst Biol 55:715-28. 2006
    ..We conclude with an outlook on the prospects of obtaining complete barcode databases and the future use of DNA sequences in a modern integrative taxonomy...
  2. doi request reprint Conflict, convergent evolution, and the relative importance of immature and adult characters in endopterygote phylogenetics
    Rudolf Meier
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543
    Annu Rev Entomol 54:85-104. 2009
    ..We argue that DNA sequence-based matching of immature and adult stages will greatly help with the study of endopterygote immatures and facilitate the assembly of combined character matrices with data from all life-history stages...
  3. doi request reprint The Muscoidea (Diptera: Calyptratae) are paraphyletic: Evidence from four mitochondrial and four nuclear genes
    Sujatha Narayanan Kutty
    Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Dr 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:639-52. 2008
    ..However, the Anthomyiidae are possibly paraphyletic. Within the Oestroidea, the Sarcophagidae and Tachinidae are sister groups and the Calliphoridae are paraphyletic...
  4. pmc Rapid evolution of troglomorphic characters suggests selection rather than neutral mutation as a driver of eye reduction in cave crabs
    Sebastian Klaus
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Biol Lett 9:20121098. 2013
    ..We propose that the evolution of these reductive traits-just like constructive traits-is most likely driven by strong directional selection...
  5. pmc New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp
    Michael Balke
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2359-67. 2009
    ..Our study strongly highlights the importance of dispersal over water gaps in shaping biogeographic patterns...
  6. doi request reprint Is the COI barcoding gene involved in speciation through intergenomic conflict?
    Shiyang Kwong
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:1009-12. 2012
    ..Overall, we conclude that there is little evidence for a widespread involvement of the barcoding gene in speciation...
  7. pmc Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
    David J Lohman
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    BMC Evol Biol 8:301. 2008
    ..Here, we investigate the demographic history and taxonomic status of this widespread species, and screen for the presence or absence of the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia...
  8. pmc Bending for love: losses and gains of sexual dimorphisms are strictly correlated with changes in the mounting position of sepsid flies (Sepsidae: Diptera)
    Nalini Puniamoorthy
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Dr 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    BMC Evol Biol 8:155. 2008
    ..We use data from 10 genes to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships for 33 species and test whether mounting positions are correlated with the presence and absence of sexual dimorphisms in the forelegs...
  9. doi request reprint Slow mitochondrial COI sequence evolution at the base of the metazoan tree and its implications for DNA barcoding
    Danwei Huang
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    J Mol Evol 66:167-74. 2008
    ..Caution is also advised for Porifera and Hydrozoa because of relatively low identification success rates as even threshold divergence that maximizes the "barcoding gap" does not improve identification success...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cryptic species as a window on diversity and conservation
    David Bickford
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:148-55. 2007
    ..The discovery of cryptic species is likely to be non-random with regard to taxon and biome and, hence, could have profound implications for evolutionary theory, biogeography and conservation planning...
  11. doi request reprint Complete tribal sampling reveals basal split in Muscidae (Diptera), confirms saprophagy as ancestral feeding mode, and reveals an evolutionary correlation between instar numbers and carnivory
    Sujatha Narayanan Kutty
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Dr 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 78:349-64. 2014
    ..Because many subfamilies are apparently para- or even polyphyletic, we review the history of muscid classification in order to reveal how the currently used classification originated. ..
  12. doi request reprint Comparing the effectiveness of metagenomics and metabarcoding for diet analysis of a leaf-feeding monkey (Pygathrix nemaeus)
    Amrita Srivathsan
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore City, 117543, Singapore Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 15:250-61. 2015
    ..Metagenomics also recovered the host mitochondrial genome and numerous intestinal parasite sequences in addition to generating data useful for characterizing the microbiome...
  13. doi request reprint 'Direct PCR' optimization yields a rapid, cost-effective, nondestructive and efficient method for obtaining DNA barcodes without DNA extraction
    Wing Hing Wong
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore, 117543, Singapore
    Mol Ecol Resour 14:1271-80. 2014
    ..g. Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Copepoda, Hymenoptera: Formicidae and Odonata). It appears that the technique is less successful for heavily sclerotized insects and/or those with many exocrine glands...
  14. doi request reprint Positive selection in ASPM is correlated with cerebral cortex evolution across primates but not with whole-brain size
    Farhan Ali
    Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2247-50. 2008
    ..We furthermore illustrate the power of using continuous phenotypic variability across primates to rigorously test candidate genes that have been implicated in the evolution of key human traits...
  15. doi request reprint Improved COI barcoding primers for Southeast Asian perching birds (Aves: Passeriformes)
    David J Lohman
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Division of Zoology, Research Centre for Biology LIPI, Jl Raya Bogor Km 46, Cibinong Bogor, 16911, Indonesia
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:37-40. 2009
    ..The 655-bp region amplified with these primers overlaps the COI region amplified with other barcoding primer pairs, enabling direct comparison of sequences with previously published DNA barcodes...