Martijn J T N Timmermans

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Metallothionein mRNA expression and cadmium tolerance in metal-stressed and reference populations of the springtail Orchesella cincta
    Martijn J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ecotoxicology 14:727-39. 2005
  2. pmc Outlining eicosanoid biosynthesis in the crustacean Daphnia
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 68, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Front Zool 5:11. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Allelic diversity of metallothionein in Orchesella cincta (L.): traces of natural selection by environmental pollution
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 98:311-9. 2007
  4. pmc Collembase: a repository for springtail genomics and soil quality assessment
    Martijn J T N Timmermans
    Vrije Universiteit, Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Animal Ecology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Genomics 8:341. 2007
  5. pmc Revealing pancrustacean relationships: phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal protein genes places Collembola (springtails) in a monophyletic Hexapoda and reinforces the discrepancy between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 8:83. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Adaptive differences in gene expression associated with heavy metal tolerance in the soil arthropod Orchesella cincta
    Dick Roelofs
    Institute of Ecological Science, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 18:3227-39. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Gene expression analysis of collembola in cadmium containing soil
    Benjamin Nota
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, VU Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8152-7. 2008
  8. pmc High throughput nano-liter RT-qPCR to classify soil contamination using a soil arthropod
    Muriel E de Boer
    VU University Amsterdam, Department of Ecological Science, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Mol Biol 12:11. 2011
  9. pmc Reference genes for QRT-PCR tested under various stress conditions in Folsomia candida and Orchesella cincta (Insecta, Collembola)
    Muriel E de Boer
    Institute of Ecological Science, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Mol Biol 10:54. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Transcriptional plasticity of a soil arthropod across different ecological conditions
    Tjalf E de Boer
    Department of Ecological Science, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 20:1144-54. 2011

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Metallothionein mRNA expression and cadmium tolerance in metal-stressed and reference populations of the springtail Orchesella cincta
    Martijn J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ecotoxicology 14:727-39. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that constitutive MT mRNA expression plays a role in early protection against cadmium toxicity, and indicate that mechanisms other then MT up-regulation are involved in tolerance to prolonged exposure to cadmium...
  2. pmc Outlining eicosanoid biosynthesis in the crustacean Daphnia
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 68, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Front Zool 5:11. 2008
    ..However, little is still known about the synthesis and structure of the pathway in invertebrates...
  3. ncbi request reprint Allelic diversity of metallothionein in Orchesella cincta (L.): traces of natural selection by environmental pollution
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Heredity (Edinb) 98:311-9. 2007
    ..This study illustrates that, in addition to statistical tests, field observations on allele frequencies are needed to gain understanding of selection and adaptive evolution...
  4. pmc Collembase: a repository for springtail genomics and soil quality assessment
    Martijn J T N Timmermans
    Vrije Universiteit, Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Animal Ecology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Genomics 8:341. 2007
    ..To apply this species as a genomic model for soil quality testing we conducted an EST sequencing project and developed an online database...
  5. pmc Revealing pancrustacean relationships: phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal protein genes places Collembola (springtails) in a monophyletic Hexapoda and reinforces the discrepancy between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 8:83. 2008
    ..Here, we re-evaluate the position of Collembola using ribosomal protein gene sequences...
  6. doi request reprint Adaptive differences in gene expression associated with heavy metal tolerance in the soil arthropod Orchesella cincta
    Dick Roelofs
    Institute of Ecological Science, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 18:3227-39. 2009
    ..We confirmed the micro-evolutionary processes occurring in soil arthropod populations and suggest a major contribution of gene regulation to the evolution of a stress-adapted phenotype...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gene expression analysis of collembola in cadmium containing soil
    Benjamin Nota
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, VU Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8152-7. 2008
    ..This study presents a first global view on the environmental stress response of an arthropod species exposed to contaminated soil, and provides a mechanistic basis for the development of a gene expression soil quality test...
  8. pmc High throughput nano-liter RT-qPCR to classify soil contamination using a soil arthropod
    Muriel E de Boer
    VU University Amsterdam, Department of Ecological Science, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Mol Biol 12:11. 2011
    ..We investigated the affected molecular responses resulting from either treatment and developed and validated 44 qPCR assays for their responses using a high throughput nano-liter RT-qPCR platform for the analysis of the samples...
  9. pmc Reference genes for QRT-PCR tested under various stress conditions in Folsomia candida and Orchesella cincta (Insecta, Collembola)
    Muriel E de Boer
    Institute of Ecological Science, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Mol Biol 10:54. 2009
    ..Treatments for F. candida were cadmium exposure, phenanthrene exposure, desiccation, heat shock and pH stress, and for O. cincta cadmium, desiccation, heat shock and starvation...
  10. doi request reprint Transcriptional plasticity of a soil arthropod across different ecological conditions
    Tjalf E de Boer
    Department of Ecological Science, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 20:1144-54. 2011
    ..candida strongly responds. The broad range of conditions over which this soil-living detritivore is able to survive and reproduce, indicates a strategy of high plasticity, which comes with extensive gene expression regulation...
  11. doi request reprint A functional isopenicillin N synthase in an animal genome
    Dick Roelofs
    Department of Ecological Science, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Biol Evol 30:541-8. 2013
    ..candida has assimilated the capacity for antibacterial activity by horizontal gene transfer, which may be an important adaptive trait in the microbe-dominated soil ecosystem...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparative population analysis of metallothionein promoter alleles suggests stress-induced microevolution in the field
    Thierry K S Janssens
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Animal Ecology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3873-8. 2008
    ..Our results illustrate that environmental factors can exert selection on promoter polymorphisms and cause adaptation through altered transcriptional regulation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Genetic structure in Orchesella cincta (Collembola): strong subdivision of European populations inferred from mtDNA and AFLP markers
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 14:2017-24. 2005
    ..Although the populations still interbreed in the lab, we assume that in the long term the genetic isolation of these regions may lead to speciation processes...
  14. doi request reprint Sugar sweet springtails: on the transcriptional response of Folsomia candida (Collembola) to desiccation stress
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Animal Ecology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Insect Mol Biol 18:737-46. 2009
    ..However, many additional pathways seem to be affected; additional experiments are needed to elucidate which responses are primarily linked to desiccation resistance...