Christopher W Wheat

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Rapidly developing functional genomics in ecological model systems via 454 transcriptome sequencing
    Christopher W Wheat
    Metapopulation Research Group, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P O Box 65, Viikinkaari 1, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Genetica 138:433-51. 2010
  2. pmc Microevolutionary dynamics of a macroevolutionary key innovation in a Lepidopteran herbivore
    Hanna M Heidel-Fischer
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 10:60. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Nucleotide polymorphism at a gene (Pgi) under balancing selection in a butterfly metapopulation
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Biol Evol 27:267-81. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Evolutionary origins of a novel host plant detoxification gene in butterflies
    Hanna M Fischer
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Jena, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 25:809-20. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Temperature treatments during larval development reveal extensive heritable and plastic variation in gene expression and life history traits
    Jouni Kvist
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 22:602-19. 2013
  6. pmc The genetic basis of a plant-insect coevolutionary key innovation
    Christopher W Wheat
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20427-31. 2007
  7. pmc Immune system responses and fitness costs associated with consumption of bacteria in larvae of Trichoplusia ni
    Dalial Freitak
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    BMC Biol 5:56. 2007
  8. pmc Whole mitochondrial genome scan for population structure and selection in the Atlantic herring
    Amber Gf Teacher
    Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, P, O, Box 65, FI 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Evol Biol 12:248. 2012
  9. pmc Quantitative RNA-Seq analysis in non-model species: assessing transcriptome assemblies as a scaffold and the utility of evolutionary divergent genomic reference species
    Emily A Hornett
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Helsinki, PL 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Genomics 13:361. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenomic insights into the cambrian explosion, the colonization of land and the evolution of flight in arthropoda
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biosciences, PL 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Syst Biol 62:93-109. 2013

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Rapidly developing functional genomics in ecological model systems via 454 transcriptome sequencing
    Christopher W Wheat
    Metapopulation Research Group, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P O Box 65, Viikinkaari 1, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Genetica 138:433-51. 2010
    ..How to use species with genomic resources to inform study of those without is also discussed. In closing, some of the drawbacks of 454 sequencing are presented along with future prospects of this technology...
  2. pmc Microevolutionary dynamics of a macroevolutionary key innovation in a Lepidopteran herbivore
    Hanna M Heidel-Fischer
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 10:60. 2010
    ..Previous work documents the macroevolutionary and historical ecological importance of the nitrile-specifier protein (Nsp), which facilitated the host shift of Pieridae butterflies onto Brassicales host plants approximately 80 Myr ago...
  3. doi request reprint Nucleotide polymorphism at a gene (Pgi) under balancing selection in a butterfly metapopulation
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Biol Evol 27:267-81. 2010
    ..cinxia and the unrelated Colias eurytheme butterfly suggests a similar but not identical target of balancing selection. Our results indicate convergent evolution between these two species at both the phenotypic and molecular levels...
  4. doi request reprint Evolutionary origins of a novel host plant detoxification gene in butterflies
    Hanna M Fischer
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Jena, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 25:809-20. 2008
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  5. doi request reprint Temperature treatments during larval development reveal extensive heritable and plastic variation in gene expression and life history traits
    Jouni Kvist
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Mol Ecol 22:602-19. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that metapopulation dynamics in heterogeneous environments maintain heritable gene expression variation that affects the regulation of life history traits...
  6. pmc The genetic basis of a plant-insect coevolutionary key innovation
    Christopher W Wheat
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Beutenberg Campus, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20427-31. 2007
    ..Moreover, these mechanistic insights provide the tools for detailed molecular studies of coevolution from both the plant and insect perspectives...
  7. pmc Immune system responses and fitness costs associated with consumption of bacteria in larvae of Trichoplusia ni
    Dalial Freitak
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    BMC Biol 5:56. 2007
    ..Here, we examine the immune system response and consequences of exposing a lepidopteran agricultural pest to non-infectious microorganisms via simple oral consumption...
  8. pmc Whole mitochondrial genome scan for population structure and selection in the Atlantic herring
    Amber Gf Teacher
    Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, P, O, Box 65, FI 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Evol Biol 12:248. 2012
    ..The mitochondrial genome is a likely target for selection in this system due to its functional role in metabolism...
  9. pmc Quantitative RNA-Seq analysis in non-model species: assessing transcriptome assemblies as a scaffold and the utility of evolutionary divergent genomic reference species
    Emily A Hornett
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Helsinki, PL 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Genomics 13:361. 2012
    ..Gene coverage and expression analysis was further investigated in the non-model context by using increasingly divergent genomic reference species to group assembled contigs by unique genes...
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenomic insights into the cambrian explosion, the colonization of land and the evolution of flight in arthropoda
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biosciences, PL 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Syst Biol 62:93-109. 2013
    ..These and other findings provide a foundation for macroevolutionary and comparative genomic study of Arthropoda...
  11. doi request reprint SNP discovery in non-model organisms using 454 next generation sequencing
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Methods Mol Biol 888:33-53. 2012
    ..Discussion also covers the comparison of this approach to RAD-tag sequencing and the potential of using other sequencing platforms for SNP development...
  12. doi request reprint Transcriptome sequencing goals, assembly, and assessment
    Christopher W Wheat
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Methods Mol Biol 772:129-44. 2011
    ..Our hope is that with greater attention focused upon assessing assembly performance, advances in transcriptome assembly will increase as prices continue to drop and new technologies, such as Illumina sequencing, start to be used...
  13. doi request reprint Accessing the transcriptome: how to normalize mRNA pools
    Heiko Vogel
    Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
    Methods Mol Biol 772:105-28. 2011
    ..This will provide coding gene information across thousands of genes from any organism, providing rapid insights into topics such as gene family member identification and genetic variation that may be associated with a studied phenotype...