Mohamed A F Noor

Summary

Affiliation: Louisiana State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Reinforcement and other consequences of sympatry
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 83:503-8. 1999
  2. pmc Consequences of recombination rate variation on quantitative trait locus mapping studies. Simulations based on the Drosophila melanogaster genome
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Genetics 159:581-8. 2001
  3. pmc Chromosomal inversions and the reproductive isolation of species
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:12084-8. 2001
  4. pmc Characterization of a male-predominant antisense transcript underexpressed in hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Genetics 165:1823-30. 2003
  5. ncbi The genetics of reproductive isolation and the potential for gene exchange between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis via backcross hybrid males
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 55:512-21. 2001
  6. ncbi Variability on the dot chromosome in the Drosophila simulans clade
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Bldg, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genetica 118:51-8. 2003
  7. ncbi Evolutionary history of microsatellites in the obscura group of Drosophila
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 18:551-6. 2001
  8. ncbi Gene flow between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 54:2174-5; discussion 2176-7. 2000
  9. ncbi Genetic variation in the spread of Drosophila subobscura from a nonequilibrium population
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 54:696-703. 2000
  10. ncbi A re-evaluation of 12S ribosomal RNA variability in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 17:938-41. 2000

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi Reinforcement and other consequences of sympatry
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 83:503-8. 1999
    ....
  2. pmc Consequences of recombination rate variation on quantitative trait locus mapping studies. Simulations based on the Drosophila melanogaster genome
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Genetics 159:581-8. 2001
    ....
  3. pmc Chromosomal inversions and the reproductive isolation of species
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:12084-8. 2001
    ..The maintenance of this sterility allows the species to persist in the face of gene flow longer than without such inversions, and natural selection will have a greater opportunity to decrease the frequency of interspecies matings...
  4. pmc Characterization of a male-predominant antisense transcript underexpressed in hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Genetics 165:1823-30. 2003
    ..pseudoobscura lineage and that its underexpression in sterile hybrid males may cause an overproduction of TRAP100 protein, possibly yielding deleterious effects...
  5. ncbi The genetics of reproductive isolation and the potential for gene exchange between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis via backcross hybrid males
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 55:512-21. 2001
    ..We suggest that gene flow between these species via hybrid males may be possible at loci spread across much of the autosomes...
  6. ncbi Variability on the dot chromosome in the Drosophila simulans clade
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Bldg, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genetica 118:51-8. 2003
    ..Overall, none of the data analyzed were consistent with recent introgression exclusively between D. simulans and D. mauritiana...
  7. ncbi Evolutionary history of microsatellites in the obscura group of Drosophila
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 18:551-6. 2001
    ..Our results suggest extreme caution in using microsatellite allele sizes for phylogenetic analyses or to infer divergences between populations...
  8. ncbi Gene flow between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 54:2174-5; discussion 2176-7. 2000
  9. ncbi Genetic variation in the spread of Drosophila subobscura from a nonequilibrium population
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Evolution 54:696-703. 2000
    ..They are not consistent with a large, panmictic population of D. subobscura colonizing Utah in a single step...
  10. ncbi A re-evaluation of 12S ribosomal RNA variability in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 17:938-41. 2000
    ..We conclude that the published 12S rRNA sequences of D. pseudoobscura do not accurately reflect variability of the functional gene, and that this gene is relatively invariant in D. pseudoobscura and D. persimilis...
  11. ncbi Recombination, statistical power, and genetic studies of sexual isolation in Drosophila
    M A Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    J Hered 91:99-103. 2000
    ..Future studies of sexual isolation should be preceded by detailed statistical power analyses that determine the effects of recombination and sample size in the species pair being studied to avoid these complications...
  12. pmc The genetics of speciation by reinforcement
    Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:e416. 2004
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  13. ncbi Gene expression divergence and the origin of hybrid dysfunctions
    Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genetica 129:71-81. 2007
    ..Ultimately, we hope more functional genetic studies will complement our understanding of the genetic disruptions leading to hybrid dysfunctions and their role in the origin of species...
  14. pmc Little qualitative RNA misexpression in sterile male F1 hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    Jane Reiland
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 2:16. 2002
    ..Here, we study genome-wide patterns of expression in Drosophila pseudoobscura, D. persimilis, and their sterile F1 hybrid males using differential display...
  15. ncbi Genome-wide patterns of expression in Drosophila pure species and hybrid males
    Pawel Michalak
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1070-6. 2003
    ..Furthermore, genes that are expressed primarily or exclusively in males, including several involved in spermatogenesis, are disproportionately misexpressed in hybrids, suggesting a possible genetic cause for their sterility...
  16. ncbi A recombinational portrait of the Drosophila pseudoobscura genome
    Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genet Res 87:23-31. 2006
    ..Finally, the online Appendix presents 200 primer sequence pairs for molecular markers that can be used for mapping of quantitative trait loci, of which 125 are known to be polymorphic within or between species...
  17. doi Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis. III. Life-history divergence in allopatry and reproductive isolation
    William J Etges
    Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arizona 72701, USA
    Evolution 64:3549-69. 2010
    ..Thus, the regional shifts in life histories that evolved once D. mojavensis invaded mainland Mexico from Baja California by shifting host plants were genetically correlated with variation in cuticular hydrocarbon-based mate preferences...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. ncbi Using comparative genomic data to test for fast-X evolution
    Brian A Counterman
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Evolution 58:656-60. 2004
    ....
  20. ncbi Patterns of evolution of genes disrupted in expression in Drosophila species hybrids
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genet Res 85:119-25. 2005
    ..Alternative explanations are also considered...
  21. ncbi Evidence for a one-allele assortative mating locus
    Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Science 310:1467. 2005
    ..persimilis. This observation suggests that the type of genetic variation that is most conducive to controversial modes of speciation with gene flow, such as reinforcement or sympatric speciation, is present in nature...
  22. pmc A microsatellite linkage map of Drosophila mojavensis
    Regina Staten
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    BMC Genet 5:12. 2004
    ..Drosophila mojavensis has been a model system for genetic studies of ecological adaptation and speciation. However, despite its use for over half a century, no linkage map has been produced for this species or its close relatives...
  23. ncbi A test of the chromosomal rearrangement model of speciation in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Kirsten M Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Life Sciences Bldg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Evolution 58:1856-60. 2004
    ..p. pseudoobscura and D. persimilis, suggesting chromosomal rearrangements may facilitate species persistence despite hybridization...
  24. ncbi The evolution of conspecific sperm precedence in Drosophila
    Sheri M Dixon
    Department of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1179-84. 2003
    ..These pairs of taxa are already separated by mating discrimination and/or hybrid sterility, so our observation suggests that conspecific sperm precedence does not always evolve before other barriers to gene exchange...
  25. ncbi Courtship songs of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. II. Genetics of species differences
    M A Williams
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 86:68-77. 2001
    ..pseudoobscura females, while intrapulse frequency is associated with mating success to D. persimilis females. Implications of these findings are discussed...
  26. ncbi Variation in recombination rate may bias human genetic disease mapping studies
    A Susannah Boyle
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genetica 122:245-52. 2004
    ..Future genetic mapping studies should be conscious of this potential complication by noting the regional recombination rate of regions implicated in diseases...
  27. ncbi Recombination and the divergence of hybridizing species
    Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
    Department of Biological Sciences, 107 Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Genetica 116:167-78. 2002
    ..Finally, we recommend recombination to be a focus of inquiry when studying the origins of biological diversity...
  28. ncbi Simulating natural conditions in the laboratory: a re-examination of sexual isolation between sympatric and allopatric populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 70803, USA
    Behav Genet 36:322-7. 2006
    ..Our results confirm the existence of a geographic pattern in sexual isolation in D. pseudoobscura, and we discuss differences in experimental designs in light of the biology of this species...
  29. pmc Immobilized molecular beacons: a new strategy using UV-activated poly(methyl methacrylate) surfaces to provide large fluorescence sensitivities for reporting on molecular association events
    Catherine Situma
    Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Anal Biochem 363:35-45. 2007
    ..The fru gene functions in the central nervous system, where it is necessary for sex determination and male courtship behavior, whereas the OdsH gene is involved in the regulation of transcription...
  30. ncbi Differences in (G+C) content between species: a commentary on Forsdyke's "chromosomal viewpoint" of speciation
    R M Kliman
    Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083, USA
    J Theor Biol 209:131-40. 2001
    ..In contrast, the genic model is well supported by empirical data, holds up on theoretical grounds, and does not require any assistance from the G+C model...
  31. pmc The genetics of hybrid male sterility between the allopatric species pair Drosophila persimilis and D. pseudoobscura bogotana: dominant sterility alleles in collinear autosomal regions
    Audrey S Chang
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Genetics 176:343-9. 2007
    ..persimilis and D. pseudoobscura pseudoobscura. The autosomal loci identified in this study provide the basis for introgression mapping and, ultimately, for molecular cloning of interacting genes that contribute to F(1) hybrid sterility...
  32. pmc Likelihoods from summary statistics: recent divergence between species
    Scotland C Leman
    Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Genetics 171:1419-36. 2005
    ..Our results for the complete data set also compare well with those obtained through Metropolis-Hastings sampling of fully resolved genealogies of entire nucleotide sequences...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. pmc Divergence between the Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis genome sequences in relation to chromosomal inversions
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Genetics 177:1417-28. 2007
    ..This reliance highlights the need for complementary genomic and population genetic approaches for tackling fundamental evolutionary questions such as speciation...
  35. pmc Fine-scale mapping of recombination rate in Drosophila refines its correlation to diversity and divergence
    Rob J Kulathinal
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10051-6. 2008
    ..We propose that it is not cross-overs per se that are mutagenic, but rather repair of DNA double-strand break precursors via crossing over and gene conversion...
  36. pmc Failure to replicate two mate preference QTLs across multiple strains of Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Callie V Barnwell
    Biology Department, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Hered 99:653-6. 2008
    ..pseudoobscura, although other explanations for the inconsistency are possible. These results underscore the need to examine multiple strains across a species when describing the genetic variation underlying behavioral traits...
  37. pmc Evaluation of the genomic extent of effects of fixed inversion differences on intraspecific variation and interspecific gene flow in Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis
    Carlos A Machado
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Genetics 175:1289-306. 2007
    ..persimilis and near one breakpoint, consistent with a scenario in which this inversion arose and was fixed in this species by natural selection...
  38. pmc Comparative genome sequencing of Drosophila pseudoobscura: chromosomal, gene, and cis-element evolution
    Stephen Richards
    Human Genome Sequencing Center and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 77030, USA
    Genome Res 15:1-18. 2005
    ..Overall, a pattern of repeat-mediated chromosomal rearrangement, and high coadaptation of both male genes and cis-regulatory sequences emerges as important themes of genome divergence between these species of Drosophila...
  39. ncbi Multilocus test for introgression between the cactophilic species Drosophila mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae
    Brian A Counterman
    Levine Science Research Center, Developmental, Cell, and Molecular Biology Group, Box 91000, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am Nat 168:682-96. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi Association of misexpression with sterility in hybrids of Drosophila simulansand D. mauritiana
    Pawel Michalak
    J Mol Evol 59:277-82. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi Genome-wide patterns of expression in Drosophila pure species and hybrid males. II. Examination of multiple-species hybridizations, platforms, and life cycle stages
    Amanda J Moehring
    DCMB Group Biology, Duke University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:137-45. 2007
    ..Further study of these misexpressed loci may allow us to identify precisely where disruptions in the spermatogenesis pathway occur...
  42. ncbi Gene transposition as a cause of hybrid sterility in Drosophila
    John P Masly
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Science 313:1448-50. 2006
    ..simulans lineage. Because of this transposition, a fraction of hybrids completely lack JYAlpha and are sterile, representing reproductive isolation without sequence evolution...
  43. ncbi Evolutionary biology: Genes to make new species
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Nature 423:699-700. 2003
  44. pmc A kingpin of academic inclusive fitness: the history and contributions of Bruce Grant
    Mohamed A F Noor
    DCMB Group Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Genetics 171:867-71. 2005
  45. pmc Polytene chromosomal maps of 11 Drosophila species: the order of genomic scaffolds inferred from genetic and physical maps
    Stephen W Schaeffer
    Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Genetics 179:1601-55. 2008
    ..Despite the conservation of genes within homologous chromosome arms across species, the karyotypes of these species have changed through the fusion of chromosomal arms followed by subsequent rearrangement events...
  46. pmc No evidence for learned mating discrimination in male Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Nikolai P Kandul
    DCMB Group, Department of Biology, Box 91000, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 6:54. 2006
    ..This ability of males to discriminate against heterospecific courtship may be advantageous in populations where two species co-occur if courtship or mating is costly...
  47. ncbi Speciation genetics: evolving approaches
    Mohamed A F Noor
    DCMB Group Biology Department, Duke University, Box 91000, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 7:851-61. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi Localization and characterization of X chromosome inversion breakpoints separating Drosophila mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae
    Elizabeth T Cirulli
    University Program in Genetics and Genomics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Hered 98:111-4. 2007
    ..The localization of these inversion breakpoints will facilitate future genetic and molecular evolutionary studies in this species group, an emerging model system for ecological genetics...
  49. ncbi Evolutionary genetics: jumping into a new species
    Mohamed A F Noor
    Duke University, Department of Biology, DCMB Group, Box 91000, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R890-2. 2006
    ..A new study finds a dramatic increase in transposable element numbers in three new sunflower hybrid species, and may suggest a novel role for transposable elements in speciation...
  50. ncbi Fine-scale crossover rate heterogeneity in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Elizabeth T Cirulli
    J Mol Evol 64:129-35. 2007
    ..These sequence features may contribute to broad-scale variation in crossover rate and, thus, shed light on features associated with crossover rate heterogeneity at a genome-wide scale...