John Werren

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rochester
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Non-coding changes cause sex-specific wing size differences between closely related species of Nasonia
    David W Loehlin
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    PLoS Genet 6:e1000821. 2010
  2. pmc New criteria for selecting the origin of DNA replication in Wolbachia and closely related bacteria
    Panagiotis Ioannidis
    Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece
    BMC Genomics 8:182. 2007
  3. pmc Accelerated microevolution in an outer membrane protein (OMP) of the intracellular bacteria Wolbachia
    Laura Baldo
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:48. 2010
  4. pmc Wolbachia infection frequencies in insects: evidence of a global equilibrium?
    J H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1277-85. 2000
  5. pmc Field collection of Nasonia (parasitoid wasp) using baits
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5313. 2009
  6. pmc Curing Wolbachia infections in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5312. 2009
  7. pmc Larval RNAi in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5311. 2009
  8. pmc Virgin collection and haplodiploid crossing methods in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5310. 2009
  9. pmc Egg collection for Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5309. 2009
  10. pmc Rearing Sarcophaga bullata fly hosts for Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5308. 2009

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Publications16

  1. pmc Non-coding changes cause sex-specific wing size differences between closely related species of Nasonia
    David W Loehlin
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    PLoS Genet 6:e1000821. 2010
    ..This study demonstrates the feasibility of efficient positional cloning of quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in a broad array of phenotypic differences among Nasonia species...
  2. pmc New criteria for selecting the origin of DNA replication in Wolbachia and closely related bacteria
    Panagiotis Ioannidis
    Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece
    BMC Genomics 8:182. 2007
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  3. pmc Accelerated microevolution in an outer membrane protein (OMP) of the intracellular bacteria Wolbachia
    Laura Baldo
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:48. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Wolbachia infection frequencies in insects: evidence of a global equilibrium?
    J H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1277-85. 2000
    ..Within each of the three geographic regions surveyed, Hymenoptera are more frequently infected with A group Wolbachia and Lepidoptera more frequently infected with B group Wolbachia...
  5. pmc Field collection of Nasonia (parasitoid wasp) using baits
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5313. 2009
    ..These retain the wasps, which will enter the bag and begin stinging the hosts. The mesh bags can be made with standard nylon window screening, or any other material with mesh width large enough to permit entry of the wasps...
  6. pmc Curing Wolbachia infections in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5312. 2009
    ..This protocol describes the methods to cure a Nasonia strain of its Wolbachia symbionts...
  7. pmc Larval RNAi in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5311. 2009
    ..Unlike in Drosophila, RNAi in Nasonia is systemic. In the example presented here, adult red-eye-color phenotypes are produced by injecting double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) against the eye color gene cinnabar into last-instar Nasonia larvae...
  8. pmc Virgin collection and haplodiploid crossing methods in Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5310. 2009
    ..The protocol can be extended to inbreeding strains. Inbreeding depression generally is not a problem in Nasonia unless the mutation itself is female-sterile. Mother/son mating and sib mating are also reasonable approaches to inbreeding...
  9. pmc Egg collection for Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5309. 2009
    ..This protocol describes methods to count and/or collect Nasonia eggs. Fly hosts are placed in a foam plug such that only one oviposition site is available to the female wasp...
  10. pmc Rearing Sarcophaga bullata fly hosts for Nasonia (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5308. 2009
    ..vitripennis female can produce. They are also easily reared in the lab if proper ventilation is available. This protocol describes the methods to collect and raise S. bullata larvae that will be used as hosts for N. vitripennis...
  11. pmc Strain maintenance of Nasonia vitripennis (parasitoid wasp)
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.prot5307. 2009
    ..This protocol describes standard rearing of Nasonia vitripennis strains on Sarcophaga bullata hosts...
  12. pmc The parasitoid wasp Nasonia: an emerging model system with haploid male genetics
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009:pdb.emo134. 2009
    ..Advances in the genetics of this system also open a path for improvement of parasitoid insects as agents of pest control...
  13. doi request reprint Wolbachia: master manipulators of invertebrate biology
    John H Werren
    Biology Department, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, New York 14627, USA
    Nat Rev Microbiol 6:741-51. 2008
    ..Here, we review the basic biology of Wolbachia, with emphasis on recent advances in our understanding of these fascinating endosymbionts...
  14. ncbi request reprint PSR (paternal sex ratio) chromosomes: the ultimate selfish genetic elements
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Genetica 117:85-101. 2003
    ..We describe the two known PSR systems and related phenomena, and models indicating the conditions conducive to increase of PSR like chromosomes in haplodiploids...
  15. ncbi request reprint Recombination in Wolbachia
    J H Werren
    Biology Department, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Curr Biol 11:431-5. 2001
    ..Results have important implications for the evolution of these bacteria and the potential use of Wolbachia in biological control...
  16. pmc Selfish genetic elements, genetic conflict, and evolutionary innovation
    John H Werren
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:10863-70. 2011
    ..The dynamics of SGEs are also considered, including possible "evolutionary functions" of SGEs...

Research Grants6

  1. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  5. Genetic and genomic tools for the emerging model organsism, Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..It has the strong support of the Nasonia and other relevant research communities. ..
  6. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2008
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