J Arjan G M de Visser

Summary

Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fitness effects of fixed beneficial mutations in microbial populations
    Daniel E Rozen
    Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    Curr Biol 12:1040-5. 2002
  2. pmc Insertion-sequence-mediated mutations isolated during adaptation to growth and starvation in Lactococcus lactis
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Genetics 168:1145-57. 2004
  3. pmc Quantifying the adaptive potential of an antibiotic resistance enzyme
    Martijn F Schenk
    Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002783. 2012
  4. pmc The causes of epistasis
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3617-24. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Exploring the effect of sex on empirical fitness landscapes
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 174:S15-30. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolution of sex: empirical insights into the roles of epistasis and drift
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Genet 8:139-49. 2007
  7. pmc Clonal interference and the periodic selection of new beneficial mutations in Escherichia coli
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Genetics 172:2093-100. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Limits to adaptation in asexual populations
    J A G M de Visser
    Department of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Evol Biol 18:779-88. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Comment on "High deleterious genomic mutation rate in stationary phase of Escherichia coli"
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, Netherlands
    Science 304:518; author reply 518. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Perspective: Evolution and detection of genetic robustness
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Department of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Evolution 57:1959-72. 2003

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Fitness effects of fixed beneficial mutations in microbial populations
    Daniel E Rozen
    Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    Curr Biol 12:1040-5. 2002
    ..Here, we confirm this prediction-both empirically and theoretically-by showing that fitness effects of fixed beneficial mutations follow a distribution whose mode is positive...
  2. pmc Insertion-sequence-mediated mutations isolated during adaptation to growth and starvation in Lactococcus lactis
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Genetics 168:1145-57. 2004
    ..One of these two parallel deletions, affecting a gene involved in bacteriophage resistance, showed intermediate rearrangements and may also have resulted from increased local transposition rates...
  3. pmc Quantifying the adaptive potential of an antibiotic resistance enzyme
    Martijn F Schenk
    Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002783. 2012
    ..Such distributions have fundamental evolutionary implications, including an increased predictability of evolution, and may provide a partial explanation for recent observations of striking parallel evolution of antibiotic resistance...
  4. pmc The causes of epistasis
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3617-24. 2011
    ..We conclude that, in general, pleiotropy is an important prerequisite for epistasis, and that epistasis may evolve as an adaptive or intrinsic consequence of changes in genetic robustness and evolvability...
  5. doi request reprint Exploring the effect of sex on empirical fitness landscapes
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 174:S15-30. 2009
    ..We discuss possible reasons for the discrepancy between our results and the reports of faster adaptation of sexual populations...
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolution of sex: empirical insights into the roles of epistasis and drift
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Genet 8:139-49. 2007
    ....
  7. pmc Clonal interference and the periodic selection of new beneficial mutations in Escherichia coli
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Genetics 172:2093-100. 2006
    ..These results force a reevaluation of the conventional model of periodic selection for asexual microbes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Limits to adaptation in asexual populations
    J A G M de Visser
    Department of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Evol Biol 18:779-88. 2005
    ..We attempt to separate the consequences of these basic population features in terms of their effect on the rate of adaptation by using results from evolution experiments with microorganisms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comment on "High deleterious genomic mutation rate in stationary phase of Escherichia coli"
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, Netherlands
    Science 304:518; author reply 518. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Perspective: Evolution and detection of genetic robustness
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Department of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Evolution 57:1959-72. 2003
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  11. pmc Long-term experimental evolution in Escherichia coli. XI. Rejection of non-transitive interactions as cause of declining rate of adaptation
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 2:19. 2002
    ..Alternatively, this deceleration might be caused by non-transitive competitive interactions, in particular such that the measured advantage of later genotypes relative to earlier ones would be greater if they competed directly...
  12. pmc Bacterial solutions to the problem of sex
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS Biol 5:e245. 2007
  13. pmc Patterns of Epistasis between beneficial mutations in an antibiotic resistance gene
    Martijn F Schenk
    Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 30:1779-87. 2013
    ..The comparison to a previously published set of mutations in the same gene with a joint benefit further shows that the enzyme's fitness landscape is locally rugged but does contain adaptive pathways that lead to high resistance. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of population structure on the adaptive radiation of microbial populations evolving in spatially structured environments
    Michelle G J L Habets
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6704 BD Wageningen, The
    Ecol Lett 9:1041-8. 2006
    ..These findings demonstrate an important role for population fragmentation, a consequence of population structure in spatially structured environments, on the diversification of populations...
  15. pmc Heterogeneous adaptive trajectories of small populations on complex fitness landscapes
    Daniel E Rozen
    Department of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e1715. 2008
    ..Small populations are thought to be adaptively handicapped, not only because they suffer more from deleterious mutations but also because they have limited access to new beneficial mutations, particularly those conferring large benefits...
  16. pmc Predictability of evolution depends nonmonotonically on population size
    Ivan G Szendro
    Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, 50937 Cologne, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:571-6. 2013
    ..The amplitude of this pattern is determined by μ. We show that these observations are generic by comparing our findings for the experimental fitness landscape to simulations on simple model landscapes...
  17. pmc Initial mutations direct alternative pathways of protein evolution
    Merijn L M Salverda
    Laboratory of Genetics, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    PLoS Genet 7:e1001321. 2011
    ..Our results demonstrate that epistasis contributes to contingency in protein evolution by amplifying the selective consequences of random mutations...
  18. pmc Spatial structure inhibits the rate of invasion of beneficial mutations in asexual populations
    Michelle G J L Habets
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Arboretumlaan 4, 6704 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2139-43. 2007
    ..Despite its inherently higher competitive ability, increased intragenotype competition prevents the beneficial mutant from rapidly taking over, causing short-term coexistence of superior and inferior genotypes...
  19. doi request reprint The social evolution of somatic fusion
    Duur K Aanen
    Plant Sciences, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Netherlands
    Bioessays 30:1193-203. 2008
    ..We discuss experimental data on fungi that are consistent with this hypothesis...
  20. ncbi request reprint The fate of microbial mutators
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Dreijenlaan 2, 6703 HA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 148:1247-52. 2002
  21. pmc Evolutionary accessibility of mutational pathways
    Jasper Franke
    Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    PLoS Comput Biol 7:e1002134. 2011
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  22. pmc Effect of dispersal and nutrient availability on the competitive ability of toxin-producing yeast
    Dominika M Wloch-Salamon
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, 6703 BD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 275:535-41. 2008
    ..We find that toxin production is beneficial when dispersal is limited under both nutrient conditions, but only when resources are abundant these outweigh its cost and allow invasion of the producer...
  23. doi request reprint Evolutionary genetics: evolution with foresight
    Merijn L M Salverda
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 21:R398-400. 2011
    ..Evolution has no foresight, but produces ad hoc solutions by tinkering with available variation. A new study demonstrates how evolution nevertheless prepares organisms for the future by increasing their evolvability...
  24. pmc An experimental test of the independent action hypothesis in virus-insect pathosystems
    Mark P Zwart
    Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University, 6709 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2233-42. 2009
    ..We provide, to our knowledge, the first qualitative experimental evidence that, in such pathosystems, the action of a single virion is sufficient to cause disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint Incidence of symbiotic dsRNA 'killer' viruses in wild and domesticated yeast
    Magdalena D Pieczynska
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    FEMS Yeast Res 13:856-9. 2013
    ..No such tendency is observed for the phenotype of toxin resistance. Our results suggest that even if the killer toxins are not always present, they do play significant role in yeast ecology and evolution...
  26. doi request reprint Natural evolution of TEM-1 β-lactamase: experimental reconstruction and clinical relevance
    Merijn L M Salverda
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 34:1015-36. 2010
    ..Finally, we address the clinical relevance of TEM alleles during the past decade, which has been dominated by the emergence of another β-lactamase, CTX-M...
  27. ncbi request reprint Empirical fitness landscapes and the predictability of evolution
    J Arjan G M de Visser
    Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Genet 15:480-90. 2014
    ..Here, we review these recent empirical and theoretical developments, identify methodological issues and organizing principles, and discuss possibilities to develop more realistic fitness landscape models. ..
  28. pmc Predicting the evolution of antibiotic resistance
    Martijn F Schenk
    Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zulpicher Strasse 47, D 50674, Koln, Germany
    BMC Biol 11:14. 2013
    ....
  29. pmc Environmental stress and the effects of mutation
    Santiago F Elena
    Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas CSIC, Campus UPV, Avenida de los Naranjos s n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
    J Biol 2:12. 2003
    ..Recent results suggest that the effects of deleterious mutations can, instead, sometimes be ameliorated in stressful environments...