Nicholas I Mundy

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Population structure of loggerhead shrikes in the California Channel Islands
    Lori S Eggert
    Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Section, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego 92093 0116, CA, USA
    Mol Ecol 13:2121-33. 2004
  2. pmc Genetic analysis of hybridization and introgression between wild mongoose and brown lemurs
    Jennifer Pastorini
    Anthropologisches Institut, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 9:32. 2009
  3. pmc A window on the genetics of evolution: MC1R and plumage colouration in birds
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1633-40. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Origin and evolution of tandem repeats in the mitochondrial DNA control region of shrikes (Lanius spp.)
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3EJ Cambridge, UK
    J Mol Evol 59:250-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Conserved genetic basis of a quantitative plumage trait involved in mate choice
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 303:1870-3. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic basis of olfactory communication in primates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 68:559-67. 2006
  7. pmc Coloration and the genetics of adaptation
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 5:e250. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the role of the agouti signaling protein gene (ASIP) in coat color evolution in primates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Mamm Genome 17:1205-13. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary genetics of the melanocortin-1 receptor in vertebrates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6QS, United Kingdom
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 994:307-12. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Positive selection during the diversification of class I vomeronasal receptor-like (V1RL) genes, putative pheromone receptor genes, in human and primate evolution
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1805-10. 2003

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Population structure of loggerhead shrikes in the California Channel Islands
    Lori S Eggert
    Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Section, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego 92093 0116, CA, USA
    Mol Ecol 13:2121-33. 2004
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  2. pmc Genetic analysis of hybridization and introgression between wild mongoose and brown lemurs
    Jennifer Pastorini
    Anthropologisches Institut, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 9:32. 2009
    ..fulvus) at Anjamena in west Madagascar...
  3. pmc A window on the genetics of evolution: MC1R and plumage colouration in birds
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1633-40. 2005
    ..The conserved molecular basis for the evolution of melanism in birds and several other vertebrates is probably related to low pleiotropic effects at the MC1R...
  4. ncbi request reprint Origin and evolution of tandem repeats in the mitochondrial DNA control region of shrikes (Lanius spp.)
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3EJ Cambridge, UK
    J Mol Evol 59:250-7. 2004
    ..Surprisingly, mtDNA sequences from L. excubitor were found to be paraphyletic with respect to L. ludovicianus. These results show the utility of a comparative analysis for insights into the evolutionary dynamics of mtDNA tandem repeats...
  5. ncbi request reprint Conserved genetic basis of a quantitative plumage trait involved in mate choice
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 303:1870-3. 2004
    ..Phylogenetic reconstructions of variant MC1R alleles in geese and skuas show that melanism is a derived trait that evolved in the Pleistocene...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic basis of olfactory communication in primates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 68:559-67. 2006
    ..Overall, much work remains to be done to elucidate the repertoire of genes that are involved in pheromonal communication, particularly in Strepsirhines. Such studies promise unique insights into the evolution of this modality...
  7. pmc Coloration and the genetics of adaptation
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 5:e250. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the role of the agouti signaling protein gene (ASIP) in coat color evolution in primates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Mamm Genome 17:1205-13. 2006
    ..Together with previous results on a lack of association of coat color with MC1R variation, these results suggest that other loci probably have an important role in primate coat color evolution...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary genetics of the melanocortin-1 receptor in vertebrates
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6QS, United Kingdom
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 994:307-12. 2003
    ..These results confirm the utility of a candidate gene approach to color evolution in vertebrates and open the way for extensive future research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Positive selection during the diversification of class I vomeronasal receptor-like (V1RL) genes, putative pheromone receptor genes, in human and primate evolution
    Nicholas I Mundy
    Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1805-10. 2003
    ..The finding of positive selection on V1RL genes during primate evolution provides indirect support for the hypothesis that V1RL genes have a function in species-specific pheromone detection in primates...
  11. pmc Testing whether macroevolution follows microevolution: are colour differences among swans (Cygnus) attributable to variation at the MCIR locus?
    Marie A Pointer
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:249. 2008
    ..We investigated the relationship between MC1R variation and plumage coloration in swans (Cygnus), which show extreme variation in melanic plumage phenotypes among species (white to black)...
  12. doi request reprint Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates
    Stephen H Montgomery
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 28:625-38. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Isolation of novel olfactory receptor genes in marmosets (Callithrix): insights into pseudogene formation and evidence for functional degeneracy in non-human primates
    Alaine Whinnett
    Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Gene 304:87-96. 2003
    ..An unbiased view on the evolutionary timing of the reduction of the functional olfactory repertoire in humans must await more data...
  14. ncbi request reprint Trans-specific evolution of opsin alleles and the maintenance of trichromatic colour vision in Callitrichine primates
    Alison K Surridge
    Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, 58 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS, UK
    Mol Ecol 11:2157-69. 2002
    ..The two main hypotheses for the selective advantage of trichromacy in primates are frugivory for ripe fruits and folivory for young leaves. The latter can be discounted in Callitrichines, as they are not folivorous...
  15. pmc RUNX2 tandem repeats and the evolution of facial length in placental mammals
    Marie A Pointer
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:103. 2012
    ..Notably, in domestic breeds of dog, and in carnivorans in general, the ratio of glutamines to alanines is strongly correlated with facial length...
  16. pmc Reconstructing the ups and downs of primate brain evolution: implications for adaptive hypotheses and Homo floresiensis
    Stephen H Montgomery
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Biol 8:9. 2010
    ..We present the first systematic phylogenetic analysis designed to answer this question...
  17. doi request reprint Blue eyes in lemurs and humans: same phenotype, different genetic mechanism
    Brenda J Bradley
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Am J Phys Anthropol 139:269-73. 2009
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  18. pmc Evolution of an avian pigmentation gene correlates with a measure of sexual selection
    Nicola J Nadeau
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1807-13. 2007
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  19. pmc Genotype-phenotype associations: substitution models to detect evolutionary associations between phenotypic variables and genotypic evolutionary rate
    Timothy D O'Connor
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Bioinformatics 25:i94-100. 2009
    ..We have used this background to develop phylogenetic substitution models to test for associations between evolutionary rate of genotype and phenotype. We do this by creating hybrid rate matrices between genotype and phenotype...
  20. ncbi request reprint Rapid evolution by positive Darwinian selection in the extracellular domain of the abundant lymphocyte protein CD45 in primates
    Lily C Filip
    Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1504-11. 2004
    ..These data provide a striking example of positive selection in a well-known gene that should provide an impetus for further functional studies to elucidate its species-specific function...
  21. pmc Characterization of Japanese quail yellow as a genomic deletion upstream of the avian homolog of the mammalian ASIP (agouti) gene
    Nicola J Nadeau
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Genetics 178:777-86. 2008
    ..The presence of ventral-specific ASIP expression in birds shows that this feature is conserved across vertebrates...
  22. ncbi request reprint Mammalian melanism: natural selection in black and white
    Michael E N Majerus
    Department of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK
    Trends Genet 19:585-8. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint Single-copy nuclear DNA sequences obtained from noninvasively collected primate feces
    Alison K Surridge
    Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 56:185-90. 2002
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Evolution of ASPM is associated with both increases and decreases in brain size in primates
    Stephen H Montgomery
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 66:927-32. 2012
    ..ASPM is therefore intimately linked to both evolutionary increases and decreases in brain size in anthropoids and is a key target for natural selection acting on brain size...
  25. pmc Genomic tools for evolution and conservation in the chimpanzee: Pan troglodytes ellioti is a genetically distinct population
    Rory Bowden
    Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002504. 2012
    ..They also act as a proof-of-principle for the use of cheap high-throughput genomic methods for ecological questions...
  26. doi request reprint Brain evolution: microcephaly genes weigh in
    Stephen H Montgomery
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Curr Biol 20:R244-6. 2010
    ..The role of microcephaly genes in normal variation in human brain size has been controversial. New studies show that a link does exist and imply sex-specificity in microcephaly gene action during neurogenesis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of feather colour with constitutively active melanocortin 1 receptors in chicken
    Maria K Ling
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur J Biochem 270:1441-9. 2003
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  28. ncbi request reprint Identification, evolution, and association study of a novel promoter and first exon of the human NOD2 (CARD15) gene
    Kathy King
    Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King s College London School of Medicine, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Genomics 90:493-501. 2007
    ..We show that there is no significant association between variants in the novel NOD2 promoter region and CD...
  29. ncbi request reprint High diversity in functional properties of melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) in divergent primate species is more strongly associated with phylogeny than coat color
    Tatjana Haitina
    Department of Neuroscience, Division of Pharmacology, Biomedical Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2001-8. 2007
    ..This diversity of function is broadly associated with primate phylogeny and does not have a simple relation to coat color phenotype within primate clades...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of colour vision status on the detection and selection of fruits by tamarins (Saguinus spp.)
    Andrew C Smith
    Scottish Primate Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:3159-65. 2003
    ..This is the first time that a trichromatic foraging advantage has been demonstrated for monkeys using naturalistic stimuli with the same chromatic properties as those encountered by wild animals...
  31. pmc Non-random association of opsin alleles in wild groups of red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus) and maintenance of the colour vision polymorphism
    Alison K Surridge
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Biol Lett 1:465-8. 2005
    ..This study also provides the first preliminary evidence that wild trichromatic females may have increased fitness compared with dichromatic counterparts, as measured by breeding success and longevity...