Bengt Hansson

Summary

Affiliation: Lund University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Ontogenetic shifts in male mating preference and morph-specific polyandry in a female colour polymorphic insect
    Rosa Ana Sánchez-Guillén
    Departamento de Ecoloxia e Bioloxia Animal, Grupo de Ecoloxía Evolutiva e da Conservación, Universidade de Vigo EUET Forestal, Campus de Pontevedra, Pontevedra 36005, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 13:116. 2013
  2. pmc Introgression and rapid species turnover in sympatric damselflies
    Rosa A Sánchez-Guillén
    Department of Ecology and Animal Biology, EUET, Forestry, Vigo University, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 11:210. 2011
  3. pmc Island biology and morphological divergence of the Skyros wall lizard Podarcis gaigeae: a combined role for local selection and genetic drift on color morph frequency divergence?
    Anna Runemark
    Section for Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 10:269. 2010
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Avian genome evolution: insights from a linkage map of the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund S 223 62, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 104:67-78. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The use (or misuse) of microsatellite allelic distances in the context of inbreeding and conservation genetics
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 19:1082-90. 2010
  7. pmc Linkage mapping reveals sex-dimorphic map distances in a passerine bird
    Bengt Hansson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2289-98. 2005
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. pmc Ontogenetic shifts in male mating preference and morph-specific polyandry in a female colour polymorphic insect
    Rosa Ana Sánchez-Guillén
    Departamento de Ecoloxia e Bioloxia Animal, Grupo de Ecoloxía Evolutiva e da Conservación, Universidade de Vigo EUET Forestal, Campus de Pontevedra, Pontevedra 36005, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 13:116. 2013
    ..In addition, we experimentally investigated innate male mating preferences and experience-dependent shifts in male mating preferences for female morphs...
  2. pmc Introgression and rapid species turnover in sympatric damselflies
    Rosa A Sánchez-Guillén
    Department of Ecology and Animal Biology, EUET, Forestry, Vigo University, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 11:210. 2011
    ..Furthermore, we quantify the effect of hybridization on the frequencies of the genetically controlled colour polymorphism in females of both species...
  3. pmc Island biology and morphological divergence of the Skyros wall lizard Podarcis gaigeae: a combined role for local selection and genetic drift on color morph frequency divergence?
    Anna Runemark
    Section for Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 10:269. 2010
    ..We use divergence in throat color morph frequencies and compare that to neutral genetic variation to infer the evolutionary processes acting on islet- and mainland populations...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Avian genome evolution: insights from a linkage map of the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund S 223 62, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 104:67-78. 2010
    ..Apart from providing insights into avian recombination and genome evolution, our blue tit linkage map forms a valuable genetic resource for ecological and evolutionary research in Paridae...
  6. doi request reprint The use (or misuse) of microsatellite allelic distances in the context of inbreeding and conservation genetics
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 19:1082-90. 2010
    ..Therefore, instead of hastily reached interpretations of mean d(2)-fitness correlations, conclusions need support from complementary analyses, e.g. verifying admixture of genetically structured populations...
  7. pmc Linkage mapping reveals sex-dimorphic map distances in a passerine bird
    Bengt Hansson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2289-98. 2005
    ..2 cM) compared to females (237.2 cM; female/male map ratio: 2.15). The sex-specific recombination rates will facilitate the building of a denser linkage map and cast light on hypotheses about sex-specific recombination rates...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increase of genetic variation over time in a recently founded population of great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) revealed by microsatellites and DNA fingerprinting
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 9:1529-38. 2000
    ..These results suggest that the population has now recovered genetically, or is in the process of recovering, from a recent founder event...
  12. pmc Microsatellite diversity predicts recruitment of sibling great reed warblers
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1287-91. 2001
    ..These relationships suggest that the microsatellite markers, which are generally assumed to be neutral, cosegregated with genes exhibiting genetic variation for fitness...
  13. ncbi request reprint On the correlation between heterozygosity and fitness in natural populations
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:2467-74. 2002
    ..We provide an account of the recent progress on the subject, and give suggestions on how to distinguish between the three hypotheses in future studies...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparative gene mapping in Arabidopsis lyrata chromosomes 6 and 7 and A. thaliana chromosome IV: evolutionary history, rearrangements and local recombination rates
    Akira Kawabe
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Genet Res 88:45-56. 2006
    ..There were significantly fewer recombination events in the closer than the more distant region, supporting the above prediction, but showing that the low recombination region is very limited in size...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparative gene mapping in Arabidopsis lyrata chromosomes 1 and 2 and the corresponding A. thaliana chromosome 1: recombination rates, rearrangements and centromere location
    Bengt Hansson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Genet Res 87:75-85. 2006
    ..Given the two species' large DNA content difference, the similarity of map lengths, particularly for LG1, suggests that crossing-over is more frequent across comparable physical distances in the inbreeder, A. thaliana, as predicted...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Has the inbreeding load for a condition-dependent sexual signalling trait been purged in insular lizard populations?
    Anna Runemark
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 22:1310-21. 2013
    ..Higher clutch sizes in islet populations also raise interesting questions regarding the possibility of antagonistic pleiotropy. Purging and other non-exclusive explanations of our results are discussed...
  19. doi request reprint Do microsatellites reflect genome-wide genetic diversity in natural populations? A comment on Väli et al. (2008)
    Marcus Ljungqvist
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 19:851-5. 2010
    ..The importance of identity disequilibrium was apparent for both markers and there was a clear impact of marker variability...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Hybridization but no evidence for backcrossing and introgression in a sympatric population of great reed warblers and clamorous reed warblers
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e31667. 2012
    ..Very low levels of introgression cannot be excluded, which still may be an important factor as a source of new genetic variation...
  27. 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. 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. ..
  30. 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...
  31. pmc Performance of marker-based relatedness estimators in natural populations of outbred vertebrates
    Katalin Csilléry
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Genetics 173:2091-101. 2006
    ..Our five examples of vertebrate breeding systems suggest that due to the remarkably low variance in relatedness across the population, marker-based estimates may often have low power to address research questions of interest...
  32. doi request reprint An analysis of population genetic differentiation and genotype-phenotype association across the hybrid zone of carrion and hooded crows using microsatellites and MC1R
    Fredrik Haas
    Department of Theoretical Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 18:294-305. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Partial albinism in a semi-isolated population of great reed warblers
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Hereditas 133:167-70. 2000
    ..The albinistic birds experienced a similar lifetime reproductive success as normally coloured birds...
  34. ncbi request reprint Between-year variation of MHC allele frequencies in great reed warblers: selection or drift?
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 17:485-92. 2004
    ..These results imply that the variation in MHC allele frequencies between cohorts is not a result of demographic events, but rather an effect of selection favouring different MHC alleles in different years...
  35. pmc Host specificity in avian blood parasites: a study of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus mitochondrial DNA amplified from birds
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1583-9. 2000
    ..Hence, host shifts seem to have occurred repeatedly in this parasite host system. We discuss this in terms of the possible evolutionary consequences for these bird species...
  36. doi request reprint Intralocus Sexual Conflict over Wing Length in a Wild Migratory Bird
    Maja Tarka
    Department of Biology, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Am Nat 183:62-73. 2014
    ..Our study provides novel insight into how an ISC over a fitness trait can affect microevolution in a wild population under natural selection. ..
  37. doi request reprint Vicariance divergence and gene flow among islet populations of an endemic lizard
    Anna Runemark
    Department of Biology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 21:117-29. 2012
    ..Ongoing gene flow between the subspecies suggests that even in this geographically allopatric scenario with the sea posing a strong barrier to dispersal, divergence with some gene flow is still feasible...
  38. pmc Environmental and climatic determinants of molecular diversity and genetic population structure in a coenagrionid damselfly
    Maren Wellenreuther
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e20440. 2011
    ..elegans has high dispersal ability, which is consistent with this species being an effective and early coloniser of new habitats...
  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 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. ..
  41. pmc Centromere locations and associated chromosome rearrangements in Arabidopsis lyrata and A. thaliana
    Akira Kawabe
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Genetics 173:1613-9. 2006
    ..thaliana chromosomes. However, we cannot tell whether genes were lost along with these centromeres, because such genes are absent from the A. thaliana genome, which is the sole source of markers for our mapping...
  42. pmc Observation of a ZZW female in a natural population: implications for avian sex determination
    D Arit
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S249-51. 2004
    ..Our data strongly suggest a role of W-linked genes in avian sex determination...
  43. doi request reprint Identification of 20 polymorphic microsatellite loci in European crow (Corvus corone) from existing passerine loci
    Fredrik Haas
    Department of Theoretical Ecology, Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:846-50. 2008
    ..These 20 loci were highly successful in amplifying polymorphic products also in other crow populations and in another Corvidae species, the rook (Corvus frugilegus)...
  44. doi request reprint A genome-wide set of 106 microsatellite markers for the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
    Juanita Olano-Marin
    Department of Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Postfach 1564, D 82305 Starnberg Seewiesen, Germany Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol Resour 10:516-32. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Gene order and recombination rate in homologous chromosome regions of the chicken and a passerine bird
    Deborah A Dawson
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1537-52. 2007
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Dynamics of parasitemia of malaria parasites in a naturally and experimentally infected migratory songbird, the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
    Pavel Zehtindjiev
    Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Boulevard, Tzar Osvoboditel 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Exp Parasitol 119:99-110. 2008
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint A predicted microsatellite map of the passerine genome based on chicken-passerine sequence similarity
    Deborah A Dawson
    Sheffield Molecular Genetics Facility, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:1299-320. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Isolation and cross-species amplification of microsatellite loci in the Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus)
    Bo Göran Lillandt
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, Zoological Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Hereditas 137:157-60. 2002