Y Willi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The change in quantitative genetic variation with inbreeding
    Josh Van Buskirk
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 60:2428-34. 2006
  2. pmc Population bottlenecks increase additive genetic variance but do not break a selection limit in rain forest Drosophila
    Belinda Van Heerwaarden
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Genetics 179:2135-46. 2008
  3. pmc A threefold genetic allee effect: population size affects cross-compatibility, inbreeding depression and drift load in the self-incompatible Ranunculus reptans
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetics 169:2255-65. 2005
  4. pmc Genomic compatibility occurs over a wide range of parental genetic similarity in an outcrossing plant
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1333-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic rescue in interconnected populations of small and large size of the self-incompatible Ranunculus reptans
    Y Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:437-43. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic isolation of fragmented populations is exacerbated by drift and selection
    Y Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 20:534-42. 2007
  7. pmc Genetic rescue persists beyond first-generation outbreeding in small populations of a rare plant
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2357-64. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Detecting genetic responses to environmental change
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
    Nat Rev Genet 9:421-32. 2008

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint The change in quantitative genetic variation with inbreeding
    Josh Van Buskirk
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 60:2428-34. 2006
    ..However, the importance of drift-induced genetic variation in conservation or evolutionary biology is questionable, in part because inbreeding depression usually accompanies inbreeding...
  2. pmc Population bottlenecks increase additive genetic variance but do not break a selection limit in rain forest Drosophila
    Belinda Van Heerwaarden
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Genetics 179:2135-46. 2008
    ..Thus bottlenecks might produce a statistically detectable change in additive genetic variance but this change has no impact on the response to selection...
  3. pmc A threefold genetic allee effect: population size affects cross-compatibility, inbreeding depression and drift load in the self-incompatible Ranunculus reptans
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetics 169:2255-65. 2005
    ..We conclude that self-incompatibility systems do not necessarily prevent small populations from suffering from inbreeding depression and drift load and may exacerbate the challenge of finding suitable mates...
  4. pmc Genomic compatibility occurs over a wide range of parental genetic similarity in an outcrossing plant
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1333-8. 2005
    ..Optimal genetic similarity encompassed a broad range of within-population and between-population crosses. This pattern of genomic compatibility has important implications for the evolution of mating systems and mate choice...
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic rescue in interconnected populations of small and large size of the self-incompatible Ranunculus reptans
    Y Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:437-43. 2005
    ..reptans, interpopulation outbreeding can lead to an immediate genetic rescue effect due to increased cross-compatibility and heterosis, and that this rescue effect is increased as population size decreases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic isolation of fragmented populations is exacerbated by drift and selection
    Y Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 20:534-42. 2007
    ..These results highlight the need to integrate natural selection into conservation genetic theory, and suggests that small populations may represent reservoirs of genetic variation adaptive within a wide range of environments...
  7. pmc Genetic rescue persists beyond first-generation outbreeding in small populations of a rare plant
    Yvonne Willi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2357-64. 2007
    ..We conclude that the benefits of interpopulation outbreeding are likely to outweigh potential drawbacks, especially for populations that suffer from inbreeding...
  8. doi request reprint Detecting genetic responses to environmental change
    Ary A Hoffmann
    Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, Bio21 Institute, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
    Nat Rev Genet 9:421-32. 2008
    ..Conversely, adaptive constraints, particularly in physiological traits, are recognized through DNA decay in candidate genes. These approaches help researchers and conservation managers understand the power and constraints of evolution...