B J Zwaan

Summary

Affiliation: Leiden University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi The evolutionary genetics of ageing and longevity
    B J Zwaan
    Institute for Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Leiden University, Kaiserstraat 63, 2311 GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 82:589-97. 1999
  2. ncbi Cellular basis of wing size variation in Drosophila melanogaster: a comparison of latitudinal clines on two continents
    B J Zwaan
    Department of Biology, Galton Laboratory, University College, London, U K
    Heredity (Edinb) 84:338-47. 2000
  3. ncbi Linking development and aging
    Bas J Zwaan
    Evolutionary Biology Department, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Kaiserstraat 63, 2311GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Sci Aging Knowledge Environ 2003:pe32. 2003
  4. ncbi Methuselah life history in a variety of conditions, implications for the use of mutants in longevity research
    E A Baldal
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Exp Gerontol 41:1126-35. 2006
  5. ncbi Sexual functionality of Leptopilina clavipes (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) after reversing Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis
    B A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Evol Biol 18:1019-28. 2005
  6. pmc Natural selection and developmental constraints in the evolution of allometries
    W Anthony Frankino
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
    Science 307:718-20. 2005
  7. ncbi Consequences of artificial selection on pre-adult development for adult lifespan under benign conditions in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    Jeroen Pijpe
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, NL 2311 GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mech Ageing Dev 127:802-7. 2006
  8. ncbi Potential constraints on evolution: sexual dimorphism and the problem of protandry in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    Bas J Zwaan
    Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Genet 87:395-405. 2008
  9. ncbi Developmental plasticity and acclimation both contribute to adaptive responses to alternating seasons of plenty and of stress in Bicyclus butterflies
    Paul M Brakefield
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Biosci 32:465-75. 2007
  10. pmc The genetic basis of male fertility in relation to haplodiploid reproduction in Leptopilina clavipes (Hymenoptera: Figitidae)
    Bart A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, NL 2300 RA, The Netherlands
    Genetics 168:341-9. 2004

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi The evolutionary genetics of ageing and longevity
    B J Zwaan
    Institute for Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Leiden University, Kaiserstraat 63, 2311 GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 82:589-97. 1999
    ..With current developments in QTL mapping and genetic association studies, the unravelling of the ageing process has the potential to progress rapidly...
  2. ncbi Cellular basis of wing size variation in Drosophila melanogaster: a comparison of latitudinal clines on two continents
    B J Zwaan
    Department of Biology, Galton Laboratory, University College, London, U K
    Heredity (Edinb) 84:338-47. 2000
    ..Our findings are discussed in relation to the cellular basis of evolutionary change in laboratory thermal selection lines and natural populations along latitudinal clines...
  3. ncbi Linking development and aging
    Bas J Zwaan
    Evolutionary Biology Department, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Kaiserstraat 63, 2311GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Sci Aging Knowledge Environ 2003:pe32. 2003
    ..The results of this study are a promise of the usefulness of this approach for understanding the aging process...
  4. ncbi Methuselah life history in a variety of conditions, implications for the use of mutants in longevity research
    E A Baldal
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Exp Gerontol 41:1126-35. 2006
    ..We conclude that these data can only provide limited information on natural variation. The data show the need to uncover the full complexity of variation in such traits in natural environments...
  5. ncbi Sexual functionality of Leptopilina clavipes (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) after reversing Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis
    B A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Evol Biol 18:1019-28. 2005
    ..Infected females, however, do not fertilize their eggs after mating with males from uninfected populations. The absence of genomic incompatibilities suggests that these effects are due to the difference in mode of reproduction...
  6. pmc Natural selection and developmental constraints in the evolution of allometries
    W Anthony Frankino
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
    Science 307:718-20. 2005
    ..Our results show that the short-term evolution of allometries is not limited by developmental constraints. Instead, scaling relationships are shaped by strong natural selection...
  7. ncbi Consequences of artificial selection on pre-adult development for adult lifespan under benign conditions in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    Jeroen Pijpe
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, NL 2311 GP Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mech Ageing Dev 127:802-7. 2006
    ..A follow-up study with an identical set-up that introduces stress during development should give a more detailed insight into the role of development in the regulation of lifespan...
  8. ncbi Potential constraints on evolution: sexual dimorphism and the problem of protandry in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    Bas J Zwaan
    Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Genet 87:395-405. 2008
    ..Lastly, our results show that temperature has an effect on the amount of protandry in the selected lines. These results are discussed in relation to the ecology of this species and the evolution of protandry...
  9. ncbi Developmental plasticity and acclimation both contribute to adaptive responses to alternating seasons of plenty and of stress in Bicyclus butterflies
    Paul M Brakefield
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Biosci 32:465-75. 2007
    ..The responses clearly involve a mix of developmental plasticity as cued by different environments in pre-adult development,and the acclimation of life history traits in adults to their prevailing environment...
  10. pmc The genetic basis of male fertility in relation to haplodiploid reproduction in Leptopilina clavipes (Hymenoptera: Figitidae)
    Bart A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, NL 2300 RA, The Netherlands
    Genetics 168:341-9. 2004
    ..We discuss possible mechanisms underlying the effect of mff, as well as mechanisms involved in vestigialization of traits involved in sexual reproduction...
  11. ncbi Butterfly selected lines explore the hormonal basis of interactions between life histories and morphology
    Wilte G Zijlstra
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 163:E76-87. 2004
    ..The developmental system is flexible enough to allow evolution in directions opposing the correlation between wing pattern and developmental time, and responses to selection are not constrained by a shared hormonal system...
  12. ncbi Genetic diversity and Wolbachia infection of the Drosophila parasitoid Leptopilina clavipes in western Europe
    Bart A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 13:1119-28. 2004
    ..Within the infected wasps two distinct genotypes were found at multiple localities, indicating the coexistence of multiple clones. The conditions promoting clonal coexistence in L. clavipes are discussed...
  13. ncbi Cytology of Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis in Leptopilina clavipes (Hymenoptera: Figitidae)
    Bart A Pannebakker
    Section of Animal Ecology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    Genome 47:299-303. 2004
    ..Our results confirm the occurrence of different cytological mechanisms of diploidy restoration associated with parthenogenesis-inducing Wolbachia in the order Hymenoptera...
  14. pmc Translating environmental gradients into discontinuous reaction norms via hormone signalling in a polyphenic butterfly
    Vicencio Oostra
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 278:789-97. 2011
    ..The range of phenotypic responses observed within the suite of traits indicates both shared regulation and independent, trait-specific sensitivity to the hormone signal...
  15. pmc Differences in the selection response of serially repeated color pattern characters: standing variation, development, and evolution
    Cerisse E Allen
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 8:94. 2008
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  16. doi Footprints of selection in wild populations of Bicyclus anynana along a latitudinal cline
    M A de Jong
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9505, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 22:341-53. 2013
    ..We discuss that the observed clinal variation and elevated population divergence in UGP and Treh may reflect adaptation to a geographic thermal gradient...
  17. ncbi The effects of larval density on adult life-history traits in three species of Drosophila
    E A Baldal
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mech Ageing Dev 126:407-16. 2005
    ..This may reflect differences in resource acquisition and allocation, and we discuss our findings in relation to how selection may operate in the different species...
  18. pmc Internal and external constraints in the evolution of morphological allometries in a butterfly
    W Anthony Frankino
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Evolution 61:2958-70. 2007
    ..Our results demonstrate that evolution of this component of the forewing-hindwing allometry is not limited by developmental constraints in the short term and that natural selection on allometry intercepts can be powerful...
  19. pmc Cooler butterflies lay larger eggs: developmental plasticity versus acclimation
    Klaus Fischer
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, NL 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2051-6. 2003
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  20. ncbi Genetic and environmental sources of egg size variation in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    K Fischer
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, Leiden NL 2300 RA, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 92:163-9. 2004
    ..2 (variance component estimates using the full-sib families). Although there seemed to be some variation in the plastic response to temperature among families, genotype-environment interactions were nonsignificant...
  21. ncbi Evolutionary dynamics of multilocus microsatellite arrangements in the genome of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, with implications for other Lepidoptera
    P M Brakefield
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Heredity 98:320-8. 2007
    ..Further study of these conserved sequences may help to understand the mechanism underlying the multiplication events, and answer the question of why these redundancies are predominantly found in this insect group...
  22. pmc Cytogenetic characterization and AFLP-based genetic linkage mapping for the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, covering all 28 karyotyped chromosomes
    Arjèn E Van't Hof
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e3882. 2008
    ..This study presents the characterization of chromosomes in this species by means of cytogenetic analysis and linkage mapping...
  23. ncbi Multitrait evolution in lines of Drosophila melanogaster selected for increased starvation resistance: the role of metabolic rate and implications for the evolution of longevity
    Egon A Baldal
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Evolution 60:1435-44. 2006
    ..The results are discussed in relation to previous reported results on starvation resistance and its relation with mechanisms of aging and longevity...
  24. doi Increased life span in a polyphenic butterfly artificially selected for starvation resistance
    Jeroen Pijpe
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 171:81-90. 2008
    ..In general, these results imply that the regulation of life span involves mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity...
  25. ncbi Simultaneous selection on two fitness-related traits in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
    Wilte G Zijlstra
    Section of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Evolution 57:1852-62. 2003
    ..This suggests that the structure of the genetic architecture does not constrain the short-term, independent evolution of both wing pattern and development time...
  26. ncbi Chemical defence in a sawfly: genetic components of variation in relevant life-history traits
    C Muller
    Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, NL 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 90:468-75. 2003
    ..A consequence of such host-plant variation in the wild might be that genetic variation of such chemical defensive traits is largely invisible to natural selection...
  27. ncbi Do mothers producing large offspring have to sacrifice fecundity?
    K Fischer
    Department of Animal Ecology I, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    J Evol Biol 19:380-91. 2006
    ..Substantial variation among replicates suggests that there are different underlying mechanisms for change, rather than any single, unitary pathway...
  28. doi Genes encoding longevity: from model organisms to humans
    Maris Kuningas
    Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Aging Cell 7:270-80. 2008
    ..In conclusion, although the study of model organisms has revealed potential candidate genetic mechanisms determining aging and lifespan, to what extent they explain variation in human populations is still uncertain...
  29. ncbi Reduced insulin/IGF-1 signalling and human longevity
    Diana van Heemst
    Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of General Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Aging Cell 4:79-85. 2005
    ..This effect was stronger for the GH1 SNP than for variation in the conserved IIS genes that were found to affect longevity in model organisms...
  30. ncbi Shuttling between species for pathways of lifespan regulation: a central role for the vitellogenin gene family?
    Bernd W Brandt
    Section of Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Bioessays 27:339-46. 2005
    ..Here, the vitellogenin family emerges as a potential key connection between lipid metabolism and the insulin/IGF-1 signalling pathway...