Lukas Scharer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evolution: don't be so butch, dear!
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R311-3. 2014
  2. pmc Sex allocation and investment into pre- and post-copulatory traits in simultaneous hermaphrodites: the role of polyandry and local sperm competition
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120052. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Anisogamy, chance and the evolution of sex roles
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 27:260-4. 2012
  4. pmc Evolution of testicular architecture in the Drosophilidae: a role for sperm length
    Lukas Scharer
    Division of Ultrastructural Research and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 8:143. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Tests of sex allocation theory in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals
    Lukas Scharer
    University of Basel, Zoological Institute, Evolutionary Biology, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Evolution 63:1377-405. 2009
  6. pmc Sex allocation and sexual conflict in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 5:705-8. 2009
  7. pmc Mating behavior and the evolution of sperm design
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:1490-5. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Sex allocation adjustment to mating group size in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
    Tim Janicke
    Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland Centre d Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive, Montpellier, France
    Evolution 67:3233-42. 2013
  9. pmc Phenotypic engineering of sperm-production rate confirms evolutionary predictions of sperm competition theory
    Kiyono Sekii
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122711. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Quantifying episodes of sexual selection: Insights from a transparent worm with fluorescent sperm
    Lucas Marie-Orleach
    Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Evolution 70:314-28. 2016

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Evolution: don't be so butch, dear!
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R311-3. 2014
    ..New evidence from hermaphroditic freshwater snails suggests that transferred seminal fluids affect the partner's male function...
  2. pmc Sex allocation and investment into pre- and post-copulatory traits in simultaneous hermaphrodites: the role of polyandry and local sperm competition
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120052. 2013
    ..Future work should therefore aim at quantifying sexual selection and identifying the underlying traits along the pre- to post-copulatory axis...
  3. doi request reprint Anisogamy, chance and the evolution of sex roles
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 27:260-4. 2012
    ..To understand sex roles, one should ask how environmental variation and female-male coevolution cause variation in sex-specific selection in the light of anisogamy...
  4. pmc Evolution of testicular architecture in the Drosophilidae: a role for sperm length
    Lukas Scharer
    Division of Ultrastructural Research and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Evol Biol 8:143. 2008
    ..Specifically, we collect published information on the number of first (or primary) spermatocytes in spermatogenesis, which allows to infer an important aspect of testicular architecture...
  5. doi request reprint Tests of sex allocation theory in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals
    Lukas Scharer
    University of Basel, Zoological Institute, Evolutionary Biology, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Evolution 63:1377-405. 2009
    ..I identify the main questions that need to be addressed and point to promising avenues for future research...
  6. pmc Sex allocation and sexual conflict in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 5:705-8. 2009
    ..The link between SA and sexual conflict is an interesting field for future empirical and theoretical research...
  7. pmc Mating behavior and the evolution of sperm design
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:1490-5. 2011
    ..Our study documents that a shift in the mating behavior may alter fundamentally the conditions under which sperm compete and thereby lead to a drastic change in sperm design...
  8. doi request reprint Sex allocation adjustment to mating group size in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
    Tim Janicke
    Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland Centre d Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive, Montpellier, France
    Evolution 67:3233-42. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first direct test of the mating group size model in a simultaneously hermaphroditic animal. ..
  9. pmc Phenotypic engineering of sperm-production rate confirms evolutionary predictions of sperm competition theory
    Kiyono Sekii
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122711. 2013
    ..Our study clearly documents the potential of phenotypic engineering via dose-dependent RNAi to test quantitative predictions of evolutionary theory...
  10. doi request reprint Quantifying episodes of sexual selection: Insights from a transparent worm with fluorescent sperm
    Lucas Marie-Orleach
    Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Evolution 70:314-28. 2016
    ..lignano is not primarily limited by the number of matings achieved, but rather by the ability to convert matings into successful fertilizations, which is facilitated by producing many sperm. ..
  11. pmc Sex allocation predicts mating rate in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
    Tim Janicke
    Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 276:4247-53. 2009
    ..e. relatively small testes and large ovaries). We argue that this pattern is comparable to conventional gender roles in separate-sexed organisms...
  12. doi request reprint The first multi-gene phylogeny of the Macrostomorpha sheds light on the evolution of sexual and asexual reproduction in basal Platyhelminthes
    Toon Janssen
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland Nematology Research Unit, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 92:82-107. 2015
    ..Finally, the convergent evolution of sperm storage organs in the female genitalia appears to be linked to the widespread occurrence of hypodermic insemination among the Macrostomorpha. ..
  13. pmc Fluorescent sperm in a transparent worm: validation of a GFP marker to study sexual selection
    Lucas Marie-Orleach
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 14:148. 2014
    ..We then show the usefulness of these methods in a study on sperm displacement...
  14. pmc Evidence for Karyotype Polymorphism in the Free-Living Flatworm, Macrostomum lignano, a Model Organism for Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
    Kira S Zadesenets
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 11:e0164915. 2016
    ..These findings suggest that M. lignano and Macrostomum sp. 8 can be used as new models for studying processes of partial genome duplication in genome evolution...
  15. pmc Melav2, an elav-like gene, is essential for spermatid differentiation in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano
    Kiyono Sekii
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Dev Biol 9:62. 2009
    ..Studying genes involved in such processes can thus provide important information for a better understanding of spermatogenesis, which might be universally applied to many other organisms...
  16. pmc Biological adhesion of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano relies on a duo-gland system and is mediated by a cell type-specific intermediate filament protein
    Birgit Lengerer
    Institute of Zoology and Center of Molecular Bioscience Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstr, 25, Innsbruck A 6020, Austria
    Front Zool 11:12. 2014
    ..However, nothing is currently known about the molecules that are involved in this adhesion process...
  17. pmc Sexual conflict in hermaphrodites
    Lukas Scharer
    Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 7:a017673. 2014
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  18. ncbi request reprint Production and characterisation of cell- and tissue-specific monoclonal antibodies for the flatworm Macrostomum sp
    Peter Ladurner
    Institute of Zoology and Limnology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Histochem Cell Biol 123:89-104. 2005
    ..as a suitable model organism for comparative analyses within Platyhelminthes and to Drosophila and C. elegans...