Michael G Ritchie

Summary

Affiliation: University of St Andrews
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of speciation in endemic Mexican Goodeid fish: sexual conflict or early radiation?
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dyers Brae House, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    J Evol Biol 18:922-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA variation and GIS analysis confirm a secondary origin of geographical variation in the bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea), and resurrect two subspecies
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Bute Medical Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, UK
    Mol Ecol 10:603-11. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterization of female preference functions for Drosophila montana courtship song and a test of the temperature coupling hypothesis
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Evolution 55:721-7. 2001
  4. doi request reprint Behavioural genetics: the social fly
    Michael G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 18:R862-4. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Sex and differentiation: population genetic divergence and sexual dimorphism in Mexican goodeid fish
    M G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:2048-55. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Drosophila chemoreceptor gene evolution: selection, specialization and genome size
    Anastasia Gardiner
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:1648-57. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint An unusual phylogeography in the bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger from Southern France
    L J Spooner
    School of Biology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dyers Brae House, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 97:398-408. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the livebearing Goodeidae (Cyprinodontiformes)
    Shane A Webb
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, KY16 9TS Scotland, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:527-44. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection in the gift-giving dance fly, Rhamphomyia sulcata, favors small males carrying small gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1763-72. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Animal communication: flies' ears are tuned in
    Elina Immonen
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R278-80. 2011

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of speciation in endemic Mexican Goodeid fish: sexual conflict or early radiation?
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dyers Brae House, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    J Evol Biol 18:922-9. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA variation and GIS analysis confirm a secondary origin of geographical variation in the bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea), and resurrect two subspecies
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Bute Medical Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, UK
    Mol Ecol 10:603-11. 2001
    ..At least two valid subspecies can be defined...
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterization of female preference functions for Drosophila montana courtship song and a test of the temperature coupling hypothesis
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Evolution 55:721-7. 2001
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Behavioural genetics: the social fly
    Michael G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 18:R862-4. 2008
    ..Two studies report the presence of a social influence on pheromonal communication in fruit flies, demonstrating that the production of pheromone blends and mating behaviour are profoundly influenced by social context...
  5. ncbi request reprint Sex and differentiation: population genetic divergence and sexual dimorphism in Mexican goodeid fish
    M G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:2048-55. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Drosophila chemoreceptor gene evolution: selection, specialization and genome size
    Anastasia Gardiner
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:1648-57. 2008
    ..Overall genome size is strongly correlated with the proportion of duplicated chemoreceptor loci, but genome size, specialization and endemism may be interrelated in their influence on repertoire size...
  7. ncbi request reprint An unusual phylogeography in the bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger from Southern France
    L J Spooner
    School of Biology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dyers Brae House, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 97:398-408. 2006
    ..However, mtDNA divergence in Ephippiger is not evolving in a clock-like manner, because a likelihood ratio test rejects clock assumptions for the COII sequences...
  8. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the livebearing Goodeidae (Cyprinodontiformes)
    Shane A Webb
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, KY16 9TS Scotland, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:527-44. 2004
    ..Most recent speciation appears allopatric. River piracy, particularly involving the Rio Ameca basin, has played a significant role in the diversification of the Goodeinae...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection in the gift-giving dance fly, Rhamphomyia sulcata, favors small males carrying small gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1763-72. 2004
    ..These findings highlight the role correlational sexual selection can play in optimizing nonsexual male morphology and scaling relationships. This study questions the role of the nuptial gift in dance flies as a resource for females...
  10. doi request reprint Animal communication: flies' ears are tuned in
    Elina Immonen
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R278-80. 2011
    ..Male fruit flies sing to females with quiet, close-range wing vibrations. A new study has found that the flies' antennal ears show active tuning to the species-specific frequencies of songs...
  11. pmc Quantitative trait loci for cuticular hydrocarbons associated with sexual isolation between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia
    Jennifer M Gleason
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland, UK
    Genetics 171:1789-98. 2005
    ..simulans allele, the fly was similar to D. simulans in phenotype, with a low level of 7,11-HD. We discuss the location of these regions with regard to candidate genes for CH production, including those for desaturases...
  12. doi request reprint Transcriptome-wide expression variation associated with environmental plasticity and mating success in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis
    Gilbert Smith
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, U K
    Evolution 67:1950-63. 2013
    ..mojavensis males. Together, these results suggest that the influence of environmental variation on mating success via regulation of gene expression might be an important aspect of ecological speciation. ..
  13. pmc Introduction. Speciation in plants and animals: pattern and process
    Richard J Abbott
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2965-9. 2008
    ..The papers make clear that highly significant advances to our understanding of animal and plant speciation are currently being made across the range of this topic...
  14. pmc The genomic response to courtship song stimulation in female Drosophila melanogaster
    Elina Immonen
    Centre for Evolution, Genes and Genomics, School of Biology, Dyers Brae House, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1359-65. 2012
    ..These may be involved in both signal perception and interpretation and some may anticipate molecular interactions that occur between the sexes after mating...
  15. doi request reprint Signatures of selection and sex-specific expression variation of a novel duplicate during the evolution of the Drosophila desaturase gene family
    Maria C Keays
    Centre for Evolution, Genes and Genomics, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Mol Ecol 20:3617-30. 2011
    ..It seems likely that both sexual selection and ecological adaptation have influenced the evolution of this gene family in Drosophila...
  16. doi request reprint Sexual selection: do flies lie with asymmetric legs?
    Michael G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Dyers Brae House, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R233-4. 2011
    ..A newly described species of empidid or 'dance fly' shows a bizarre polymorphism in their forelegs, which presumably serve as a mating lure. This trait may have evolved by frequency-dependent deceptive male signalling...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are solitary and gregarious Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex, Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) genetically distinct?
    N W Bailey
    Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:166-73. 2005
    ....
  18. pmc Immune anticipation of mating in Drosophila: Turandot M promotes immunity against sexually transmitted fungal infections
    Weihao Zhong
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7SW, UK, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18 D, Uppsala 75236, Sweden, School of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20132018. 2013
    ..Together, these results show that the anticipatory expression of TotM promotes specific immunity against fungal STIs and suggest that immune anticipation is more common than currently appreciated. ..
  19. pmc Evolution of a complex locus: exon gain, loss and divergence at the Gr39a locus in Drosophila
    Anastasia Gardiner
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e1513. 2008
    ..Recently the genome sequences of eleven additional species of Drosophila have become available allowing us to examine variation in the structure of the Gr39a locus across a wide phylogenetic range of fly species...
  20. pmc Do quantitative trait loci (QTL) for a courtship song difference between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia coincide with candidate genes and intraspecific QTL?
    Jennifer M Gleason
    School of Biology, University of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland
    Genetics 166:1303-11. 2004
    ..We find that the QTL have bidirectional effects, which indicates that the genetic architecture is compatible with divergence due to genetic drift, although other possibilities are discussed...
  21. pmc Tissue-specific transcriptomics in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus
    Nathan W Bailey
    Centre for Biological Diversity, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    G3 (Bethesda) 3:225-30. 2013
    ..melanogaster genes compared with those from general body tissue. These results correspond with empirical evidence that genes expressed in testis and accessory gland tissue are rapidly evolving targets of selection...
  22. doi request reprint Model-based comparisons of phylogeographic scenarios resolve the intraspecific divergence of cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis
    Gilbert Smith
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TH, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:3293-307. 2012
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Postglacial intra-lacustrine divergence of Icelandic threespine stickleback morphs in three neovolcanic lakes
    G Á Olafsdóttir
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:1870-81. 2007
    ..Intra-lacustrine threespine stickleback morphs in all three lakes show significant genetic divergence probably indicating restricted gene flow...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rapid convergent evolution in wild crickets
    Sónia Pascoal
    Centre for Biological Diversity, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Curr Biol 24:1369-74. 2014
    ..Divergent wing morphologies linked to different loci thus cause identical behavioral outcomes-silence-illustrating the power of selection to rapidly shape convergent adaptations from distinct genomic starting points. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Feathers, females, and fathers
    Michael G Ritchie
    University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, UK
    Science 318:54-5. 2007
  26. pmc 4273π: bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware
    Daniel Barker
    Sir Harold Mitchell Building, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:243. 2013
    ..We propose that this may be taught by running the course on GNU/Linux running on inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer hardware, for which students may be granted full administrator access...
  27. doi request reprint Speciation: mosquitoes singing in harmony
    Michael G Ritchie
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9TH, UK
    Curr Biol 20:R58-60. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Nonlinear and correlational sexual selection on 'honest' female ornamentation
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2159-65. 2003
    ..We also show correlational selection on female pinnate scales and fecundity. Correlational selection, equivalent investment patterns or increased nutrition from nuptial gifts may all maintain honesty in female ornamentation...
  29. pmc Positive assortative mating between recently described sympatric morphs of Icelandic sticklebacks
    Gudbjörg A Olafsdóttir
    University of St Andrews, Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dyers Brae House, St Andrews KY16 9TS, UK
    Biol Lett 2:250-2. 2006
    ..However, the mechanism involved in mate choice does not seem to be as straightforward as in other similar systems of sympatric stickleback morphs and may involve variation in nest type...
  30. pmc The inheritance of female preference functions in a mate recognition system
    M G Ritchie
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:327-32. 2000
    ..Such a pattern of inheritance could contribute to the process of speciation via the evolution of new MRSs...
  31. ncbi request reprint Beyond the point of no return? A comparison of genetic diversity in captive and wild populations of two nearly extinct species of Goodeid fish reveals that one is inbred in the wild
    N W Bailey
    Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Heredity 98:360-7. 2007
    ..tequila than in A. splendens. The decline in Z. tequila probably occurred before captive populations were established. We discuss implications for the conservation of critically endangered populations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Morphological and genetic divergence of intralacustrine stickleback morphs in Iceland: a case for selective differentiation?
    G Á Olafsdóttir
    Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:603-16. 2007
    ..This divergence shows parallels and differences with the well-studied limnetic-benthic stickleback morphs, both in phenotypic divergence and at the genomic level...
  33. ncbi request reprint Quantitative trait loci affecting a courtship signal in Drosophila melanogaster
    J M Gleason
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, Scotland
    Heredity (Edinb) 89:1-6. 2002
    ..Thus there is evidence for a few large effect genes contributing to the genetic variance among lines. Interestingly, almost all of the candidate song genes previously described for D. melanogaster do not coincide with our QTLs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dispersal differences predict population genetic structure in Mormon crickets
    Nathan W Bailey
    Department of Biology, 3357 Spieth Hall, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:2079-89. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Male courtship song and female preference variation between phylogeographically distinct populations of Drosophila montana
    Kirsten Klappert
    Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Aquatic Ecology, Uberlandstrasse 133, Dubendorf, Switzerland
    Evolution 61:1481-8. 2007
    ..Surprisingly, females from three lines from Colorado seem to have preferences disfavoring the extreme male trait found in this population. We discuss sources of selection on male song and female preference...
  36. ncbi request reprint Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis. I. Male courtship song, mating success, and genotype x environment interactions
    William J Etges
    Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Evolution 61:1106-19. 2007
    ..Understanding the genetics of incipient speciation in D. mojavensis clearly depends on cactus-specific expression of traits associated with courtship behavior and sexual isolation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
    Andrew G Clark
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nature 450:203-18. 2007
    ..These may prove to underlie differences in the ecology and behaviour of these diverse species...