J Antonovics

Summary

Affiliation: University of Virginia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evolutionary determinants of genetic variation in susceptibility to infectious diseases in humans
    Christi Baker
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e29089. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions
    Janis Antonovics
    Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Evolution 67:1-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations X: long-term persistence of prereproductive isolation at a mine boundary
    J Antonovics
    Biology Department, Gilmer Hall, McCormick Road, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 97:33-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Molecular virology: was the 1918 flu avian in origin?
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Nature 440:E9; discussion E9-10. 2006
  5. pmc Evolution by any other name: antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the E-word
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e30. 2007
  6. pmc The effect of sterilizing diseases on host abundance and distribution along environmental gradients
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1443-8. 2009
  7. pmc Partial resistance in the Linum-Melampsora host-pathogen system: does partial resistance make the red queen run slower?
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Evolution 65:512-22. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Spatio-temporal dynamics of bumblebee nest parasites (Bombus subgenus Psythirus ssp.) and their hosts (Bombus spp.)
    Janis Antonovics
    Biology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    J Anim Ecol 80:999-1011. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Biology and evolution of sexual transmission
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1230:12-24. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal dynamics in marginal populations
    J Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Am Nat 167:16-27. 2006

Research Grants

  1. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS--MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 1999
  2. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2000
  3. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Evolutionary determinants of genetic variation in susceptibility to infectious diseases in humans
    Christi Baker
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e29089. 2012
    ..An appreciation of these observed patterns will be a valuable tool in directing future research given that genetic variation in disease susceptibility has large implications for vaccine development and epidemiology...
  2. doi request reprint The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions
    Janis Antonovics
    Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Evolution 67:1-9. 2013
    ..Research on human infectious disease using animal models may often study resistances that have quite contrasting evolutionary origins, and therefore very different underlying genetic mechanisms...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations X: long-term persistence of prereproductive isolation at a mine boundary
    J Antonovics
    Biology Department, Gilmer Hall, McCormick Road, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 97:33-7. 2006
    ..Previous work showing genetic determination of flowering time and a high turnover of individual plants argues strongly for the selective maintenance of this difference...
  4. ncbi request reprint Molecular virology: was the 1918 flu avian in origin?
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Nature 440:E9; discussion E9-10. 2006
    ..However, we do not believe that this conclusion, which has been widely disseminated in the popular press and in scientific journals, is supported by their phylogenetic evidence...
  5. pmc Evolution by any other name: antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the E-word
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e30. 2007
  6. pmc The effect of sterilizing diseases on host abundance and distribution along environmental gradients
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1443-8. 2009
    ..Surprisingly, very few empirical studies have investigated the dynamics of disease across environmental gradients or at range limits...
  7. pmc Partial resistance in the Linum-Melampsora host-pathogen system: does partial resistance make the red queen run slower?
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Evolution 65:512-22. 2011
    ..The analyses show that if variation is generated by among population host or pathogen dispersal, then coevolution occurs largely by pathogens overcoming the partial resistances that are generated...
  8. doi request reprint Spatio-temporal dynamics of bumblebee nest parasites (Bombus subgenus Psythirus ssp.) and their hosts (Bombus spp.)
    Janis Antonovics
    Biology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    J Anim Ecol 80:999-1011. 2011
    ..7. The spatio-temporal patterns confirmed a high degree of host specificity, except that P. campestris may be parasitizing not only B. pascuorum but also other species in the subgenus Thoracobombus...
  9. ncbi request reprint Biology and evolution of sexual transmission
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1230:12-24. 2011
    ..More data are needed on the phylogeny and transmission mode of the relatives of sexually transmitted pathogens in order to guide development of animal models and comparative studies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal dynamics in marginal populations
    J Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Am Nat 167:16-27. 2006
    ..Such substructuring may have a substantial impact on Allee effects and evolutionary processes in marginal populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Plant venereal diseases: insights from a messy metaphor
    Janis Antonovics
    Biology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    New Phytol 165:71-80. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Species coexistence and pathogens with frequency-dependent transmission
    Volker H W Rudolf
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 4327, USA
    Am Nat 166:112-8. 2005
    ..These results have important consequences for understanding the role of pathogens in species interactions and in maintaining host species diversity...
  13. pmc Distribution of the anther-smut pathogen Microbotryum on species of the Caryophyllaceae
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
    New Phytol 187:217-29. 2010
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  14. pmc Plant species descriptions show signs of disease
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S156-8. 2003
    ..This raises the question of whether diseased type specimens have erroneously been given unique species names...
  15. pmc Disease transmission by cannibalism: rare event or common occurrence?
    Volker H W Rudolf
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1205-10. 2007
    ..These results are consistent with a review of the literature showing that diseases transmitted by cannibalism are infrequent in animals, even though both cannibalism and trophic transmission are very common...
  16. pmc Mating within the meiotic tetrad and the maintenance of genomic heterozygosity
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Genetics 166:1751-9. 2004
    ..We describe a scenario where the mating system of automixis with first-division restitution is the result of feedback mechanisms to control exposure of genetic load...
  17. ncbi request reprint Intratetrad mating and the evolution of linkage relationships
    Janis Antonovics
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Evolution 58:702-9. 2004
    ..This seeming contradiction to classical expectation is because partial linkage generates linkage disequilibrium among segregating loci within a tetrad, which then acts as the "mating unit."..
  18. pmc Shared forces of sex chromosome evolution in haploid-mating and diploid-mating organisms: Microbotryum violaceum and other model organisms
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22903, USA
    Genetics 168:141-6. 2004
    ..the autosomes. We conclude that restricted recombination, rather than asymmetrical sheltering, hemizygosity, or dosage compensation, is sufficient to account for the common sex chromosome characteristics...
  19. ncbi request reprint The evolution of intratetrad mating rates
    Louise J Johnson
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Evolution 59:2525-32. 2005
    ..However, under recurrent mutation, alleles for obligate intratetrad mating invade only very slowly, perhaps explaining why outcrossing can persist at low frequencies in a largely intratetrad mating population...
  20. ncbi request reprint Karyotypic similarity identifies multiple host-shifts of a pathogenic fungus in natural populations
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 2:167-72. 2003
    ..The results indicated at least two independent host-shifts, one in the US and perhaps two in Italy. The karyotype and ecological data indicate that the direction of the host-shifts is from S. latifolia to S. vulgaris...
  21. ncbi request reprint Population dynamics with a refuge: fractal basins and the suppression of chaos
    T J Newman
    Department of Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 62:121-8. 2002
    ..We argue that the use of exponential density dependence is more appropriate, theoretically as well as empirically, in a model of refuge dynamics...
  22. ncbi request reprint Promiscuity and the primate immune system
    C L Nunn
    Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4328, USA
    Science 290:1168-70. 2000
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  23. ncbi request reprint Intratetrad mating, heterozygosity, and the maintenance of deleterious alleles in Microbotryum violaceum (=Ustilago violacea)
    M E Hood
    Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 85:231-41. 2000
    ....
  24. pmc A comparative study of white blood cell counts and disease risk in carnivores
    Charles L Nunn
    Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22904 4328, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:347-56. 2003
    ..We discuss additional comparative questions related to taxonomic differences in disease risk, modes of parasite transmission and implications for conservation biology...
  25. ncbi request reprint A gravity model for the spread of a pollinator-borne plant pathogen
    Matthew J Ferrari
    Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Am Nat 168:294-303. 2006
    ..The results highlight the importance of active vector foraging in generating spatial patterns of disease incidence and for pathogen-mediated selection for floral traits...
  26. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal heterogeneity explain disease dynamics in a spatially explicit network model
    Christopher P Brooks
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Am Nat 172:149-59. 2008
    ..This work suggests that the application of spatially explicit network models can yield important insights into how heterogeneous structure can promote the persistence of species in natural landscapes...

Research Grants4

  1. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS--MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Determine the role of genetic factors in the transmission of a pathogen to a new host, c. Determine the role of pathogen specialization in persistence on new hosts. ..
  2. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Determine the role of genetic factors in the transmission of a pathogen to a new host, c. Determine the role of pathogen specialization in persistence on new hosts. ..
  3. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Determine the role of genetic factors in the transmission of a pathogen to a new host, c. Determine the role of pathogen specialization in persistence on new hosts. ..
  4. DISEASE ON NEW HOSTS: MICROBOTRYUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM
    Janis Antonovics; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Determine the role of genetic factors in the transmission of a pathogen to a new host, c. Determine the role of pathogen specialization in persistence on new hosts. ..