Asher D Cutter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Selection at linked sites in the partial selfer Caenorhabditis elegans
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:665-73. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Transposable element orientation bias in the Drosophila melanogaster genome
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Mol Evol 61:733-41. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Sexual and temporal dynamics of molecular evolution in C. elegans development
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:178-88. 2005
  4. pmc Molecular correlates of genes exhibiting RNAi phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Genome Res 13:2651-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and outbreeding depression in Caenorhabditis nematodes
    Elie S Dolgin
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, Edinburgh, UK
    Evolution 61:1339-52. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The proximate determinants of sex ratio in C. elegans populations
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Genet Res 81:91-102. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Sperm-limited fecundity in nematodes: how many sperm are enough?
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 8571, USA
    Evolution 58:651-5. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of biased codon and amino acid usage in nematode genomes
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 23:2303-15. 2006
  9. pmc Patterns of molecular evolution in Caenorhabditis preclude ancient origins of selfing
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Genetics 178:2093-104. 2008
  10. pmc On the potential for extinction by Muller's ratchet in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Laurence Loewe
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:125. 2008

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Selection at linked sites in the partial selfer Caenorhabditis elegans
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:665-73. 2003
    ..Clarification of the relative roles of genetic hitchhiking and background selection in C. elegans awaits the development of specific theoretical predictions that account for partial self-fertilization and biased sex ratios...
  2. ncbi request reprint Transposable element orientation bias in the Drosophila melanogaster genome
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Mol Evol 61:733-41. 2005
    ..We therefore conclude that premature termination of host gene transcription due to the presence of poly(A) signal motifs in retroelements might only partially explain strand-specific detrimental effects in the D. melanogaster genome...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sexual and temporal dynamics of molecular evolution in C. elegans development
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:178-88. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Molecular correlates of genes exhibiting RNAi phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Genome Res 13:2651-7. 2003
    ..This approach also allows prediction of a set of heretofore-uncharacterized loci for which we expect future RNAi studies to reveal phenotypic effects (i.e., false negatives in present screens)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Inbreeding and outbreeding depression in Caenorhabditis nematodes
    Elie S Dolgin
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, Edinburgh, UK
    Evolution 61:1339-52. 2007
    ..elegans performed better than crosses between strains, indicating outbreeding depression. The results are discussed in relation to the evolution of androdioecy and the effect of mating system on the level of inbreeding depression...
  6. ncbi request reprint The proximate determinants of sex ratio in C. elegans populations
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Genet Res 81:91-102. 2003
    ..Finally, we discuss the short-term and long-term factors that are likely to affect sex ratio and breeding system evolution in species like C. elegans...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sperm-limited fecundity in nematodes: how many sperm are enough?
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 8571, USA
    Evolution 58:651-5. 2004
    ..Several testable hypotheses follow from the model regarding how natural selection and environmental variation may influence patterns of sperm production among populations or species with a similar mode of reproduction...
  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of biased codon and amino acid usage in nematode genomes
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 23:2303-15. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Patterns of molecular evolution in Caenorhabditis preclude ancient origins of selfing
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Genetics 178:2093-104. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc On the potential for extinction by Muller's ratchet in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Laurence Loewe
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:125. 2008
    ..The potential for such a process to occur would inform our understanding of the time since the origin of self-fertilization in C. elegans history...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clustered organization of reproductive genes in the C. elegans genome
    Michael A Miller
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Curr Biol 14:1284-90. 2004
    ..elegans genome in clustering. Because clustered genes have a direct role in reproduction and thus fitness, their aggregated pattern might have been shaped by natural selection, perhaps as hermaphroditism evolved...
  12. pmc Patterns of nucleotide polymorphism distinguish temperate and tropical wild isolates of Caenorhabditis briggsae
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Genetics 173:2021-31. 2006
    ..briggsae into northern latitudes. We discuss these findings in relation to their implications for selection, demographic history, and the persistence of self-fertilization...
  13. pmc Multilocus patterns of polymorphism and selection across the X chromosome of Caenorhabditis remanei
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Genetics 178:1661-72. 2008
    ..remanei for detecting natural selection from genomic scans of polymorphism...
  14. doi request reprint Divergence times in Caenorhabditis and Drosophila inferred from direct estimates of the neutral mutation rate
    Asher D Cutter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 25:778-86. 2008
    ..These revised dates have important implications for rates of genome evolution and the origin of self-fertilization in Caenorhabditis...
  15. ncbi request reprint The kin composition of social groups: trading group size for degree of altruism
    Leticia Avilés
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Am Nat 164:132-44. 2004
    ..Such a "lottery" mechanism may explain reproductive and helping patterns in organisms as varied as the cellular slime molds, pleometrotic ants, and Galapagos hawks...
  16. ncbi request reprint Postcopulatory sexual selection reduces genetic diversity in experimental populations of Caenorhabditis elegans
    Craig W LaMunyon
    Department of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768, USA
    J Hered 98:67-72. 2007
    ..Although sequential hermaphrodites like C. elegans probably experience little sexual selection in nature, these data suggest that sexual selection can profoundly affect diversity in outcrossing taxa...
  17. ncbi request reprint Selection intensity on preferred codons correlates with overall codon usage bias in Caenorhabditis remanei
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2053-7. 2006
    ..We therefore conclude that coincident patterns of current and ancient selection are responsible for shaping biased codon usage in the C. remanei genome...
  18. pmc High nucleotide polymorphism and rapid decay of linkage disequilibrium in wild populations of Caenorhabditis remanei
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Genetics 174:901-13. 2006
    ..This will be especially important if self-fertilization evolved recently in C. elegans history, because most of the evolutionary time separating C. elegans from its known relatives would have occurred in a state of obligate outcrossing...
  19. pmc Nucleotide polymorphism and linkage disequilibrium in wild populations of the partial selfer Caenorhabditis elegans
    Asher D Cutter
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Genetics 172:171-84. 2006
    ..I propose that genetic variation in this species is shaped largely by population subdivision due to self-fertilization coupled with long- and short-range migration between subpopulations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Integrating patterns of polymorphism at SNPs and STRs
    Bret A Payseur
    Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Genetics Biotechnology 2428, 425 G Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Trends Genet 22:424-9. 2006
    ..Examples illustrate how knowledge of these relationships could aid population genetic inference, indicating the need for thorough theoretical studies...