G D Hurst

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Host resistance does not explain variation in incidence of male-killing bacteria in Drosophila bifasciata
    Zoe Veneti
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 4:52. 2004
  2. pmc The pathology of embryo death caused by the male-killing Spiroplasma bacterium in Drosophila nebulosa
    Joanna K Bentley
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Biol 5:9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of selfish genetic elements in eukaryotic evolution
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Nat Rev Genet 2:597-606. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint What causes inefficient transmission of male-killing Wolbachia in Drosophila?
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:220-6. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Hidden from the host: Spiroplasma bacteria infecting Drosophila do not cause an immune response, but are suppressed by ectopic immune activation
    Gregory D D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Insect Mol Biol 12:93-7. 2003
  6. pmc Male-killing Wolbachia in Drosophila: a temperature-sensitive trait with a threshold bacterial density
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Genetics 156:699-709. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Invasion of one insect species, Adalia bipunctata, by two different male-killing bacteria
    G D Hurst
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
    Insect Mol Biol 8:133-9. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Adonia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) bears maternally inherited flavobacteria that kill males only
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Parasitology 118:125-34. 1999
  9. pmc Male-killing bacteria in insects: mechanisms, incidence, and implications
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:329-36. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Host-symbiont conflicts: positive selection on an outer membrane protein of parasitic but not mutualistic Rickettsiaceae
    Francis M Jiggins
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1341-9. 2002

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Publications32

  1. pmc Host resistance does not explain variation in incidence of male-killing bacteria in Drosophila bifasciata
    Zoe Veneti
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 4:52. 2004
    ..bifasciata in Hokkaido island of Japan, in contrast to the presence of infection on the proximal island of Honshu, was associated with failure of the infection to function properly on the Hokkaido genetic background...
  2. pmc The pathology of embryo death caused by the male-killing Spiroplasma bacterium in Drosophila nebulosa
    Joanna K Bentley
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Biol 5:9. 2007
    ..In this paper we describe the tempo and changes that occur during male-killing by Spiroplasma bacteria in the host Drosophila nebulosa...
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of selfish genetic elements in eukaryotic evolution
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Nat Rev Genet 2:597-606. 2001
    ..In this review, we discuss these diverse elements and their potential importance in the evolution of genetic systems, adaptation, and the extinction and birth of species...
  4. ncbi request reprint What causes inefficient transmission of male-killing Wolbachia in Drosophila?
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:220-6. 2001
    ..We suggest that the case of Wolbachia in D. bifasciata is one that is naturally balanced, the population being maintained polymorphic without the evolution of host resistance genes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hidden from the host: Spiroplasma bacteria infecting Drosophila do not cause an immune response, but are suppressed by ectopic immune activation
    Gregory D D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Insect Mol Biol 12:93-7. 2003
    ..We therefore conclude that this bacterium has a novel form of interaction with its host, being hidden from the host immune system, but potentially suppressible by it...
  6. pmc Male-killing Wolbachia in Drosophila: a temperature-sensitive trait with a threshold bacterial density
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Genetics 156:699-709. 2000
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  7. ncbi request reprint Invasion of one insect species, Adalia bipunctata, by two different male-killing bacteria
    G D Hurst
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
    Insect Mol Biol 8:133-9. 1999
    ..We discuss this conclusion in relation to the evolutionary genetics of male-killing bacteria, and the evolution of male-killing behaviour in the eubacteria...
  8. ncbi request reprint Adonia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) bears maternally inherited flavobacteria that kill males only
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Parasitology 118:125-34. 1999
    ....
  9. pmc Male-killing bacteria in insects: mechanisms, incidence, and implications
    G D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:329-36. 2000
    ..Finally, we assessed the potential use of these microorganisms in the control of insect populations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Host-symbiont conflicts: positive selection on an outer membrane protein of parasitic but not mutualistic Rickettsiaceae
    Francis M Jiggins
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1341-9. 2002
    ..The regions of the wsp and map1 genes we identified as likely to be involved in host-parasite arms races should be examined in future studies of parasite virulence and host immune responses, and during the design of vaccines...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted disease epidemics in a natural insect population
    K Mary Webberley
    Department of Biology, University College London, London, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:33-43. 2006
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  12. pmc Evolution of male-killer suppression in a natural population
    Emily A Hornett
    Department of Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e283. 2006
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  13. pmc The impact of male-killing bacteria on host evolutionary processes
    Jan Engelstädter
    Department of Biology, University College London, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Genetics 175:245-54. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Competing selfish genetic elements in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina
    Sylvain Charlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2453-8. 2006
    ..Thus, we provide empirical support for the hypothesis that the incidence of particular selfish genetic elements can limit the presence of competing types...
  15. pmc Disrupting the timing of Wolbachia-induced male-killing
    Sylvain Charlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Biol Lett 3:154-6. 2007
    ..These results argue against the view that early male-killing is achieved by specifically targeting an early developmental process within the sex determination pathway...
  16. ncbi request reprint Male-killing bacteria trigger a cycle of increasing male fatigue and female promiscuity
    Sylvain Charlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:273-7. 2007
    ..In other words, this system is one where male-killing bacteria trigger a vicious circle of increasing male fatigue and female promiscuity...
  17. ncbi request reprint Extraordinary flux in sex ratio
    Sylvain Charlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Science 317:214. 2007
    ..We show that in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina the suppression of sex biases occurs extremely fast, with a switch from a 100:1 population sex ratio to 1:1 occurring in fewer than 10 generations...
  18. doi request reprint High incidence of the maternally inherited bacterium Cardinium in spiders
    Olivier Duron
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:1427-37. 2008
    ..Overall, this study demonstrates that the majority of spider species are infected with inherited bacteria, and their role in host biology clearly requires determination...
  19. doi request reprint You can't keep a good parasite down: evolution of a male-killer suppressor uncovers cytoplasmic incompatibility
    Emily A Hornett
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Evolution 62:1258-63. 2008
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  20. pmc The evolution of cytoplasmic incompatibility types: integrating segregation, inbreeding and outbreeding
    Jan Engelstädter
    Department of Biology, University College, The Galton Laboratories, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Genetics 172:2601-11. 2006
    ..Our model also provides a hypothesis on the evolutionary origin of CI...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and penetrance variation of male-killing Wolbachia across Indo-Pacific populations of the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina
    Sylvain Charlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Mol Ecol 14:3525-30. 2005
    ..The causes and consequences of the observed spatial variation are discussed with respect to host resistance evolution, host ecology and interference with additional symbionts...
  22. ncbi request reprint Recent changes in phenotype and patterns of host specialization in Wolbachia bacteria
    Francis M Jiggins
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EH, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    Mol Ecol 11:1275-83. 2002
    ..Therefore, we conclude that Wolbachia is most likely to move horizontally between closely related hosts, perhaps because of a combination of shared vectors for transmission and physiological specialization of the bacteria on those hosts...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of aggregative overwintering on an insect sexually transmitted parasite system
    K Mary Webberley
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, U K
    J Parasitol 88:707-12. 2002
    ..Overall, the virulence effects and the lack of transmission mean that the overwintering period acts to diminish parasite prevalence and will retard the spring epidemic associated with host reproductive activity...
  24. ncbi request reprint How can sex ratio distorters reach extreme prevalences? Male-killing Wolbachia are not suppressed and have near-perfect vertical transmission efficiency in Acraea encedon
    Francis M Jiggins
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, United Kingdom
    Evolution 56:2290-5. 2002
    ..In conclusion, this male killer has spread to high prevalence because it has a high transmission efficiency and low cost, but the factors maintaining uninfected females in the population remain unknown...
  25. pmc History of infection with different male-killing bacteria in the two-spot ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata revealed through mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis
    J Hinrich G v d Schulenburg
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EH, United Kingdom
    Genetics 160:1075-86. 2002
    ..In general, male-killing in A. bipunctata seems to represent a highly dynamic system, which should prove useful in future studies on the evolutionary dynamics of this peculiar type of symbiont-host association...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary consequences of Wolbachia infections
    Sylvain Charlat
    Institut Jacques Monod, CNRS Universités Paris 6 7, Laboratoire Dynamique du Genome et Evolution, 2 place Jussieu, 75251 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Trends Genet 19:217-23. 2003
    ..Here we discuss the potential of Wolbachia for promoting evolutionary changes in its hosts...
  27. pmc The evolution of parasite recognition genes in the innate immune system: purifying selection on Drosophila melanogaster peptidoglycan recognition proteins
    Francis M Jiggins
    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK
    J Mol Evol 57:598-605. 2003
    ..Therefore, interactions between these genes are unlikely to be the focus of host-parasite coevolution, at least in Drosophila. We also found evidence of gene conversion occurring between two genes, PGRP-SC1A and PGRP-SC1B...
  28. pmc Persistence of an extreme sex-ratio bias in a natural population
    Emily A Dyson
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, England
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:6520-3. 2004
    ..Persistence of the population despite the very high frequency of the sex-ratio distorter appears to be associated with the ability of males to mate >50 times in their life combined with a high intrinsic rate of increase of the species...
  29. ncbi request reprint To what extent do different types of sex ratio distorters interfere?
    Jan Engelstädter
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:2382-6. 2004
    ..Thus, we predict that there will be some complementarity in the incidence of X chromosome meiotic drive and male-killing in natural populations, with a lower than expected number of species bearing both elements...
  30. ncbi request reprint A functional dosage compensation complex required for male killing in Drosophila
    Zoe Veneti
    Biology Department, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    Science 307:1461-3. 2005
    ..The bacterium failed to kill males lacking any of the five protein components of the complex...
  31. pmc Problems with mitochondrial DNA as a marker in population, phylogeographic and phylogenetic studies: the effects of inherited symbionts
    Gregory D D Hurst
    Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1525-34. 2005
    ..We also discuss the impact of these studies on the current programme of taxonomy based on DNA bar-coding...
  32. doi request reprint Sex ratio distorter reduces sperm competitive ability in an insect
    Tom A R Price
    School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, UK
    Evolution 62:1644-52. 2008
    ..Given the generally poor performance of SGE-carrying males in sperm competition, this may generate strong selective pressure favoring polyandry in many species...