Axel Meyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Chromatin and DNA sequences in defining promoters for transcription initiation
    Ferenc Muller
    School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK Electronic address
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1839:118-28. 2014
  2. pmc Examples of sequence conservation analyses capture a subset of mouse long non-coding RNAs sharing homology with fish conserved genomic elements
    Swaraj Basu
    Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121, Naples, Italy
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:S14. 2013
  3. pmc Conservation of shh cis-regulatory architecture of the coelacanth is consistent with its ancestral phylogenetic position
    Michael Lang
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evodevo 1:11. 2010
  4. pmc TBP2 is a general transcription factor specialized for female germ cells
    Ferenc Muller
    Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Biol 8:97. 2009
  5. pmc Comparative genomics of ParaHox clusters of teleost fishes: gene cluster breakup and the retention of gene sets following whole genome duplications
    Nicol Siegel
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 8:312. 2007
  6. pmc Rapid sympatric ecological differentiation of crater lake cichlid fishes within historic times
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 8:60. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Asymmetric evolution in two fish-specifically duplicated receptor tyrosine kinase paralogons involved in teleost coloration
    Ingo Braasch
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 23:1192-202. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Shaping development through mechanical strain: the transcriptional basis of diet-induced phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish
    Helen M Gunter
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 22:4516-31. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint A BAC library for the goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes)
    Jing Luo
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:567-74. 2006
  10. pmc Genomics of adaptation and speciation in cichlid fishes: recent advances and analyses in African and Neotropical lineages
    Shaohua Fan
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:385-94. 2012

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Publications79

  1. doi request reprint Chromatin and DNA sequences in defining promoters for transcription initiation
    Ferenc Muller
    School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK Electronic address
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1839:118-28. 2014
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Chromatin and epigenetic regulation of animal development. ..
  2. pmc Examples of sequence conservation analyses capture a subset of mouse long non-coding RNAs sharing homology with fish conserved genomic elements
    Swaraj Basu
    Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121, Naples, Italy
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:S14. 2013
    ..A computational evaluation of the lncRNAs through systematic conservation analyses of both sequences as well as their genomic architecture is required...
  3. pmc Conservation of shh cis-regulatory architecture of the coelacanth is consistent with its ancestral phylogenetic position
    Michael Lang
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evodevo 1:11. 2010
    ..An insight into the molecular evolution that may explain the unchanged character of Latimeria morphology requires the analysis of the expression patterns of developmental regulator genes and their cis-regulatory modules (CRMs)...
  4. pmc TBP2 is a general transcription factor specialized for female germ cells
    Ferenc Muller
    Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Biol 8:97. 2009
    ..See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/7/45...
  5. pmc Comparative genomics of ParaHox clusters of teleost fishes: gene cluster breakup and the retention of gene sets following whole genome duplications
    Nicol Siegel
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 8:312. 2007
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  6. pmc Rapid sympatric ecological differentiation of crater lake cichlid fishes within historic times
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 8:60. 2010
    ..Here we test the associated ecological, morphological and genetic diversification of these two morphs and their potential to represent incipient speciation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Asymmetric evolution in two fish-specifically duplicated receptor tyrosine kinase paralogons involved in teleost coloration
    Ingo Braasch
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 23:1192-202. 2006
    ..Finally, we hypothesize that genome duplications and the associated expansion of the RTK family might be causally linked to the evolution of coloration in vertebrates and teleost fishes in particular...
  8. doi request reprint Shaping development through mechanical strain: the transcriptional basis of diet-induced phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish
    Helen M Gunter
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 22:4516-31. 2013
    ..This study opens up new avenues of research at new levels of biological organization into the roles of phenotypic plasticity during speciation and radiation of cichlid fishes. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint A BAC library for the goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes)
    Jing Luo
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:567-74. 2006
    ..Hence, the BAC library will provide a useful resource for the future work on comparative genomics, polyploidy, diploidization, and evolutionary genomics in fishes...
  10. pmc Genomics of adaptation and speciation in cichlid fishes: recent advances and analyses in African and Neotropical lineages
    Shaohua Fan
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:385-94. 2012
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  11. pmc Fgfr1 signalling in the development of a sexually selected trait in vertebrates, the sword of swordtail fish
    Nils Offen
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Dev Biol 8:98. 2008
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  12. pmc Local variation and parallel evolution: morphological and genetic diversity across a species complex of neotropical crater lake cichlid fishes
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:1763-82. 2010
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  13. pmc Transcriptomics of morphological color change in polychromatic Midas cichlids
    Frederico Henning
    Laboratory of Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, Konstanz 78457, Germany
    BMC Genomics 14:171. 2013
    ..The ontogenetic color change in the Midas cichlids may also shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying pigmentation disorders in humans...
  14. pmc Annotation of expressed sequence tags for the East African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni and evolutionary analyses of cichlid ORFs
    Walter Salzburger
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78467 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 9:96. 2008
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  15. pmc Pleistocene desiccation in East Africa bottlenecked but did not extirpate the adaptive radiation of Lake Victoria haplochromine cichlid fishes
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:13404-9. 2009
    ..This degree of polymorphism might have acted as a "genetic reservoir" that permitted the explosive radiation of hundreds of haplochromines and their array of contemporary adaptive morphologies...
  16. pmc Adaptive sequence evolution in a color gene involved in the formation of the characteristic egg-dummies of male haplochromine cichlid fishes
    Walter Salzburger
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 5:51. 2007
    ..One characteristic feature of the haplochromines is their possession of egg-dummies on the males' anal fins. These egg-spots mimic real eggs and play an important role in the mating system of these maternal mouthbrooding fish...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evolution of duplicated reggie genes in zebrafish and goldfish
    Edward Malaga-Trillo
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    J Mol Evol 54:235-45. 2002
    ..An evolutionary scenario for the evolution of reggie intron-exon structure, where loss of introns appears to be a distinctive trait in invertebrate reggie genes, is presented...
  18. doi request reprint Genomic analysis of cichlid fish 'natural mutants'
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 18:551-8. 2008
    ..Cichlids are an emerging evolutionary genomic model system for fundamental questions on the origin of phenotypic diversity...
  19. pmc Comparative phylogenomic analyses of teleost fish Hox gene clusters: lessons from the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni
    Simone Hoegg
    Lehrstuhl für Evolutionsbiologie und Zoologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 8:317. 2007
    ..Since this diversity could be based on regulatory changes, we chose to study the coding as well as putative regulatory regions of their Hox clusters within a comparative genomic framework...
  20. pmc Revealing less derived nature of cartilaginous fish genomes with their evolutionary time scale inferred with nuclear genes
    Adina J Renz
    Chair in Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e66400. 2013
    ..It is of great interest to corroborate the less derived nature of cartilaginous fish at the molecular level as a genome-wide phenomenon. ..
  21. doi request reprint The evolutionary history of Xiphophorus fish and their sexually selected sword: a genome-wide approach using restriction site-associated DNA sequencing
    Julia C Jones
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 22:2986-3001. 2013
    ..Together our results highlight the outstanding capacity that RAD sequencing data has for resolving previously problematic phylogenetic relationships, particularly among relatively closely related species...
  22. pmc Saltatory evolution of the ectodermal neural cortex gene family at the vertebrate origin
    Nathalie Feiner
    Chair for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Genome Biol Evol 5:1485-502. 2013
    ..Such gene families that experienced saltatory evolution likely remain to be explored and might also have contributed to phenotypic evolution of vertebrates. ..
  23. pmc Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of all species of swordtails and platies (Pisces: Genus Xiphophorus) uncovers a hybrid origin of a swordtail fish, Xiphophorus monticolus, and demonstrates that the sexually selected sword originated in the ancestral li
    Ji Hyoun Kang
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, Konstanz 78457, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 13:25. 2013
    ..Based on the phylogeny, the evolutionary history and character state evolution of the sword was reconstructed and found to have originated in the common ancestral lineage of the genus Xiphophorus and that it was lost again secondarily...
  24. doi request reprint Co-orthology of Pax4 and Pax6 to the fly eyeless gene: molecular phylogenetic, comparative genomic, and embryological analyses
    Tereza Manousaki
    Laboratory for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78464, Konstanz, Germany
    Evol Dev 13:448-59. 2011
    ..In this context, evolution of transcriptional regulation associated with the Pax4-Pax6 split is also discussed in light of the zebrafish pax4 expression pattern that is analyzed here for the first time...
  25. pmc Horizontal transfers of Tc1 elements between teleost fishes and their vertebrate parasites, lampreys
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Genome Biol Evol 4:929-36. 2012
    ..Impact of this event is discussed in relation to other peculiar genomic features of lampreys...
  26. doi request reprint Crater lake colonization by neotropical cichlid fishes
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Department of Biology, Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evolution 67:281-8. 2013
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  27. doi request reprint Identification of novel genes involved in the development of the sword and gonopodium in swordtail fish
    Nils Offen
    Department of Biology, Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Dev Dyn 238:1674-87. 2009
    ..We show that some of these genes follow distinct expression profiles in swords and gonopodia, suggesting differences in the genetic networks underlying the development of anal and caudal fin modifications...
  28. doi request reprint The evolution and maintenance of Hox gene clusters in vertebrates and the teleost-specific genome duplication
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Int J Dev Biol 53:765-73. 2009
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  29. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of gene expression involved in the coloration of cichlid fish using microarray and qRT-PCR approaches
    Helen M Gunter
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitätsstr 10, 78457 Constance, Germany
    J Mol Evol 72:127-37. 2011
    ..Here, we provide insight into the putative functional diversification of genes involved in the coloration of cichlids and by extension, on the evolution of coloration in teleost fish...
  30. pmc The origin of bmp16, a novel Bmp2/4 relative, retained in teleost fish genomes
    Nathalie Feiner
    Laboratory for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:277. 2009
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  31. pmc Unresolved orthology and peculiar coding sequence properties of lamprey genes: the KCNA gene family as test case
    Huan Qiu
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 12:325. 2011
    ..To efficiently scrutinize this problem using partial genome assemblies of early vertebrates, we focused on the potassium voltage-gated channel, shaker-related (KCNA) family, whose members are mostly single-exon...
  32. ncbi request reprint Genetic admixture of burbot (Teleostei: Lota lota) in Lake Constance from two European glacial refugia
    Marta Barluenga
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 15:3583-600. 2006
    ..We conclude that the present-day burbot population in Lake Constance bears the genetic signature of both contemporary gene flow and historical separation events...
  33. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic and biogeographic perspective on the evolution of poeciliid fishes
    Tomas Hrbek
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:986-98. 2007
    ..Our analyses support multiple colonization events of Middle America followed by a mix of vicariance and dispersal events...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nuclear gene phylogeny of narrow-mouthed toads (Family: Microhylidae) and a discussion of competing hypotheses concerning their biogeographical origins
    Arie van der Meijden
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, P O Box M618, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1017-30. 2007
    ..Bayesian estimates of the divergence time of extant Microhylidae (47-90 Mya) and among the subclades within the family are discussed in frameworks of alternative possible biogeographic scenarios...
  35. doi request reprint Population structure of the parasitic nematode Anguillicola crassus, an invader of declining North Atlantic eel stocks
    Sébastien Wielgoss
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 17:3478-95. 2008
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  36. doi request reprint Sympatric speciation without borders?
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 19:1991-3. 2010
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  37. pmc Phylogeography, colonization and population history of the Midas cichlid species complex (Amphilophus spp.) in the Nicaraguan crater lakes
    Marta Barluenga
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 10:326. 2010
    ..We investigated the majority of known lake populations of this species complex and reconstructed their colonization history in order to distinguish between alternative speciation scenarios...
  38. ncbi request reprint Positive selection and gene conversion in SPP120, a fertilization-related gene, during the East African cichlid fish radiation
    Dave T Gerrard
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2286-97. 2007
    ..Combined, these results suggest that SPP120 has been under repeated diversifying selection for over 100 Myr...
  39. pmc Heritability and adaptive significance of the number of egg-dummies in the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni
    Topi K Lehtonen
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:2318-24. 2011
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  40. doi request reprint Adaptation in the age of ecological genomics: insights from parallelism and convergence
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitätstraβe 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:298-306. 2011
    ..Ultimately, this framework may illuminate the ecological conditions, evolutionary histories and genetic architectures that result in recurrent phenotypes and rapid adaptation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Geometric morphometric analyses provide evidence for the adaptive character of the Tanganyikan cichlid fish radiations
    Celine Clabaut
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evolution 61:560-78. 2007
    ..Together, these data demonstrate strong support for the adaptive character of East African cichlid radiations...
  42. pmc Sampling genetic diversity in the sympatrically and allopatrically speciating Midas cichlid species complex over a 16 year time series
    Paul M E Bunje
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:25. 2007
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  43. ncbi request reprint Evolution of receptors for growth hormone and somatolactin in fish and land vertebrates: lessons from the lungfish and sturgeon orthologues
    Shoji Fukamachi
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Mol Evol 65:359-72. 2007
    ..On the basis of these results, we discuss the validity of the nomenclature of the teleost-specific copy of GHR as SLR and an ancestral receptor(s) for SL before the evolution of SLR during the FSGD...
  44. pmc Dual control by a single gene of secondary sexual characters and mating preferences in medaka
    Shoji Fukamachi
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 7:64. 2009
    ..Studies on model species (such as zebrafish and medaka) allow investigations into this fundamental question in behavioral and evolutionary biology...
  45. pmc A microsatellite-based genetic linkage map of the cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni (Teleostei): a comparison of genomic architectures among rapidly speciating cichlids
    Matthias Sanetra
    Department of Biology, Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Genetics 182:387-97. 2009
    ..Interesting candidate genes for cichlid speciation were mapped using SNP markers...
  46. pmc Marine incursion: the freshwater herring of Lake Tanganyika are the product of a marine invasion into west Africa
    Anthony B Wilson
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e1979. 2008
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  47. doi request reprint Expression of zebrafish aldh1a3 (raldh3) and absence of aldh1a1 in teleosts
    Silke Pittlik
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Fach M617, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Gene Expr Patterns 8:141-7. 2008
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  48. pmc A hybrid genetic linkage map of two ecologically and morphologically divergent Midas cichlid fishes (Amphilophus spp.) obtained by massively parallel DNA sequencing (ddRADSeq)
    Hans Recknagel
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    G3 (Bethesda) 3:65-74. 2013
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  49. pmc Mouth asymmetry in the textbook example of scale-eating cichlid fish is not a discrete dimorphism after all
    Henrik Kusche
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4715-23. 2012
    ..Moreover, mate pairing for 51 wild-caught pairs was random with regard to head laterality, calling into question reports that this laterality is maintained through disassortative mating...
  50. doi request reprint Parsing parallel evolution: ecological divergence and differential gene expression in the adaptive radiations of thick-lipped Midas cichlid fishes from Nicaragua
    Tereza Manousaki
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 22:650-69. 2013
    ..g. jaw size and shape, stable isotopes). Taken together, this case of parallelism among thick- and thin-lipped cichlids shows a mosaic pattern of parallel and nonparallel evolution...
  51. doi request reprint Revisiting the origin of the vertebrate Hox14 by including its relict sarcopterygian members
    Nathalie Feiner
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 316:515-25. 2011
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  52. pmc Distinct migratory and non-migratory ecotypes of an endemic New Zealand eleotrid (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) - implications for incipient speciation in island freshwater fish species
    Christian Michel
    Limnological Institute, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 8:49. 2008
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  53. pmc Origin, spread and demography of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
    Thierry Wirth
    Department of Biology, Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS Pathog 4:e1000160. 2008
    ..tuberculosis lineages, which coincides with the human population explosion over the last two centuries. These findings thus unveil the dynamic dimension of the association between human host and pathogen populations...
  54. pmc Many genes in fish have species-specific asymmetric rates of molecular evolution
    Dirk Steinke
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Genomics 7:20. 2006
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  55. pmc Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in the Midas cichlid fish pharyngeal jaw and its relevance in adaptive radiation
    Moritz Muschick
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 11:116. 2011
    ..The pharyngeal jaw apparatus of cichlids, a second set of jaws functionally decoupled from the oral ones, is known to mediate ecological specialization and often differs strongly between sister-species...
  56. ncbi request reprint PCR survey of hox genes in the goldfish Carassius auratus auratus
    Jing Luo
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 308:250-8. 2007
    ..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that dosage effects cause selection pressure to rapidly silence crucial developmental regulators after a tetraploidization event...
  57. doi request reprint Effects of constitutive expression of somatolactin alpha on skin pigmentation in medaka
    Shoji Fukamachi
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Gene 442:81-7. 2009
    ..The present study provides definitive evidence for SLa's principal and indispensable role in body-color regulation in medaka...
  58. ncbi request reprint Novel relationships among ten fish model species revealed based on a phylogenomic analysis using ESTs
    Dirk Steinke
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Mol Evol 62:772-84. 2006
    ..All 10 lineages split before or during the fragmentation of the supercontinent Pangea in the Jurassic...
  59. pmc Genome desertification in eutherians: can gene deserts explain the uneven distribution of genes in placental mammalian genomes?
    Walter Salzburger
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University Konstanz, Constance 78457, Germany
    J Mol Evol 69:207-16. 2009
    ..We show that the uneven distribution of gene deserts is a derived character state of eutherians. The functional and evolutionary significance of this particular feature of eutherian genomes remains to be explained...
  60. pmc Phylogenomic analyses of KCNA gene clusters in vertebrates: why do gene clusters stay intact?
    Simone Hoegg
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:139. 2007
    ..Interestingly, this hypothesis does not appear to apply to the KCNA clusters, as too few conserved putative regulatory elements are retained...
  61. pmc Eggspot number and sexual selection in the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni
    Frederico Henning
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e43695. 2012
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  62. doi request reprint Genomic signatures of divergent selection and speciation patterns in a 'natural experiment', the young parallel radiations of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fishes
    Andreas F Kautt
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 21:4770-86. 2012
    ..A phylogeny based on the AFLP data clearly supports the monophyly of both crater lake species flocks and indicates a parallel branching order with a primary split along the limnetic-benthic axis in both radiations...
  63. doi request reprint A phylogeographic investigation of the hybrid origin of a species of swordtail fish from Mexico
    Julia C Jones
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 21:2692-712. 2012
    ..clemenciae and X. helleriii and provide preliminary information to aid in conservation management of this geographically restricted hybrid species, X. clemenciae...
  64. pmc Introduced predator elicits deficient brood defence behaviour in a crater lake fish
    Topi K Lehtonen
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e30064. 2012
    ..These results provide a novel demonstration of the specific mechanism (i.e. naive parental behaviour) by which invasive predators may negatively affect species that lack the adequate behavioural repertoire...
  65. doi request reprint Positive Darwinian selection drives the evolution of the morphology-related gene, EPCAM, in particularly species-rich lineages of African cichlid fishes
    Shaohua Fan
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Constance, Germany
    J Mol Evol 73:1-9. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that functional changes promoted by positive Darwinian selection are widespread in the EPCAM gene during African cichlid evolution...
  66. doi request reprint An organizer controls the development of the "sword," a sexually selected trait in swordtail fish
    Cornelius Eibner
    Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evol Dev 10:403-12. 2008
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  67. ncbi request reprint Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish
    Marta Barluenga
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Nature 439:719-23. 2006
    ..citrinellus) within less than approximately 10,000 yr; third, that the two species in Lake Apoyo are reproductively isolated; and fourth, that the two species are eco-morphologically distinct...
  68. pmc Three rounds (1R/2R/3R) of genome duplications and the evolution of the glycolytic pathway in vertebrates
    Dirk Steinke
    Lehrstuhl für Evolutionsbiologie und Zoologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 4:16. 2006
    ..Therefore, the glycolytic pathway is particularly suitable for testing theories of the involvement of gene/genome duplications in enzyme evolution...
  69. pmc The rise and spread of a new pathogen: seroresistant Moraxella catarrhalis
    Thierry Wirth
    Department of Biology, University Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Genome Res 17:1647-56. 2007
    ..This rise and spread was possibly coupled with a host shift and the acquisition of virulence genes...
  70. doi request reprint Territorial aggression can be sensitive to the status of heterospecific intruders
    Topi K Lehtonen
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Behav Processes 84:598-601. 2010
    ..These results suggest that heterospecific individuals should not be ignored when considering selection pressures shaping plasticity of aggressive behaviour in territorial animals...
  71. pmc Repeating patterns of mimicry
    Axel Meyer
    University of Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS Biol 4:e341. 2006
  72. pmc Ancestral and derived attributes of the dlx gene repertoire, cluster structure and expression patterns in an African cichlid fish
    Adina J Renz
    Chair in Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evodevo 2:1. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  73. ncbi request reprint Induction and prepatterning of the zebrafish pectoral fin bud requires axial retinoic acid signaling
    Yann Gibert
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Development 133:2649-59. 2006
    ..Thus, RA signaling from flanking somites plays a dual early role in the condensing limb bud mesenchyme...
  74. doi request reprint Color assortative mating contributes to sympatric divergence of neotropical cichlid fish
    Kathryn R Elmer
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Evolution 63:2750-7. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that sexual selection through color assortative mating may play an important role in incipient sympatric speciation in Midas cichlids of Nicaragua...
  75. pmc Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates
    Ylenia Chiari
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Front Zool 6:32. 2009
    ..We also analyze possible differences between distinct parts of the gene with different type of protein functions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Hybrid origin of a swordtail species (Teleostei: Xiphophorus clemenciae) driven by sexual selection
    Axel Meyer
    Department of Biology, Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, University Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 15:721-30. 2006
    ..These experimental lines of evidence make hybridization through xeno-specific sexual selection by female choice the likely mechanism of speciation...
  77. doi request reprint CEACAM3: an innate immune receptor directed against human-restricted bacterial pathogens
    Stefan Pils
    Lehrstuhl Zellbiologie, Fachbereich Biologie X908, Universitat Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 298:553-60. 2008
    ....
  78. pmc Will he still look good with the lights on? Spectral tuning of visual pigments in fish
    Julia C Jones
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78476 Konstanz, Germany
    J Biol 7:26. 2008
    ..Visual perception is a key element in evolution, as it is required for many life processes. Two recent studies in BMC Biology and BMC Evolutionary Biology shed light on the genetic determinants of color detection in strikingly colored fish...
  79. ncbi request reprint A BAC library of the East African haplochromine cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni
    Michael Lang
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 306:35-44. 2006
    ....