Christopher N Balakrishnan

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Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Incomplete reproductive isolation following host shift in brood parasitic indigobirds
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:219-28. 2009
  2. pmc Nucleotide variation, linkage disequilibrium and founder-facilitated speciation in wild populations of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts 02138, USA
    Genetics 181:645-60. 2009
  3. pmc Molecular evolution of genes in avian genomes
    Kiwoong Nam
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, Uppsala, S 752 36, Sweden
    Genome Biol 11:R68. 2010
  4. pmc Digital gene expression analysis of the zebra finch genome
    Robert Ekblom
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:219. 2010
  5. pmc Gene duplication and fragmentation in the zebra finch major histocompatibility complex
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 8:29. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Dispersal ecology versus host specialization as determinants of ectoparasite distribution in brood parasitic indigobirds and their estrildid finch hosts
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:217-29. 2007
  7. pmc RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of male and female zebra finch cell lines
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Genomics 100:363-9. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.)
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Syst Biol 53:140-53. 2004
  9. pmc Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection
    Scott V Edwards
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6550-7. 2005
  10. pmc Brain transcriptome of the violet-eared waxbill Uraeginthus granatina and recent evolution in the songbird genome
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Open Biol 3:130063. 2013

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Publications10

  1. pmc Incomplete reproductive isolation following host shift in brood parasitic indigobirds
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:219-28. 2009
    ..camerunensis. Thus, complete reproductive isolation is not necessarily an automatic consequence of host shifts, a result that suggests an important role for natural and/or sexual selection in indigobird speciation...
  2. pmc Nucleotide variation, linkage disequilibrium and founder-facilitated speciation in wild populations of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts 02138, USA
    Genetics 181:645-60. 2009
    ..Our analysis provides a quantitative framework for studying the role of selection and drift in shaping patterns of molecular evolution in the zebra finch genome...
  3. pmc Molecular evolution of genes in avian genomes
    Kiwoong Nam
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, Uppsala, S 752 36, Sweden
    Genome Biol 11:R68. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Digital gene expression analysis of the zebra finch genome
    Robert Ekblom
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:219. 2010
    ..Here we investigate tissue specific gene expression patterns in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) with special emphasis on the genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC)...
  5. pmc Gene duplication and fragmentation in the zebra finch major histocompatibility complex
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 8:29. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Dispersal ecology versus host specialization as determinants of ectoparasite distribution in brood parasitic indigobirds and their estrildid finch hosts
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:217-29. 2007
    ..The distribution and relationships of louse species on brood parasitic finches and their hosts suggest that host-specific adaptations constrain the ability of lice to colonize new hosts, at least those that are distantly related...
  7. pmc RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of male and female zebra finch cell lines
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Genomics 100:363-9. 2012
    ..These cell lines recapitulate fundamental songbird biology and will be useful for future studies of songbird gene regulation and function...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.)
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Syst Biol 53:140-53. 2004
    ..Host switches in parasitic finches have most often involved new hosts in the same or a closely related genus, an effect that increases the apparent congruence of host and parasites trees...
  9. pmc Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection
    Scott V Edwards
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6550-7. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc Brain transcriptome of the violet-eared waxbill Uraeginthus granatina and recent evolution in the songbird genome
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Open Biol 3:130063. 2013
    ..Further comparisons of these and other estrildid finches may provide insights into the evolutionary neurogenomics of social behaviour. ..