Duur K Aanen
Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands
- What cost mitochondria? The maintenance of functional mitochondrial DNA within and across generationsDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, PO Box 309, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 369:20130438. 2014..We finish by discussing the consequences of life-history differences among taxa with respect to mtDNA evolution and make a case for the use of microorganisms to experimentally manipulate levels of selection. ..
- Recruitment of healthy mitochondria fuels transmissible cancersDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Trends Genet 28:1-6. 2012..Studying the dynamics of the horizontal exchange of mtDNA between somatic cells may provide important insight into the evolution of mitochondria during somatic growth and in mitochondrial diseases...
- Biological pest control in beetle agricultureDuur K Aanen
Department of Plant Sciences, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University and Research Center, 6703BD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Trends Microbiol 17:179-82. 2009..In addition to highlighting the ecological complexity of bark-beetle-microbial symbioses, this work reveals a potential source of novel antibiotics...
- As you weed, so shall you reap: on the origin of algaculture in damselfishDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
BMC Biol 8:81. 2010..This fish-algal agriculture may provide insight into the early stages of domestication. See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/10/185...
- The social evolution of somatic fusionDuur K Aanen
Plant Sciences, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Bioessays 30:1193-203. 2008..We discuss experimental data on fungi that are consistent with this hypothesis...
- The evolution of obligate mutualism: if you can't beat 'em, join 'emDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Trends Ecol Evol 22:506-9. 2007..Their proposed mechanism suggests that compensatory evolution in the host to counter the harmful effects of Wolbachia is the basis of this evolutionary transition...
- Patterns of interaction specificity of fungus-growing termites and Termitomyces symbionts in South AfricaDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands
BMC Evol Biol 7:115. 2007....
- High symbiont relatedness stabilizes mutualistic cooperation in fungus-growing termitesDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, 6700 AH Wageningen, Netherlands
Science 326:1103-6. 2009..Our findings explain why vertical symbiont transmission in fungus-growing termites is rare and evolutionarily derived...
- As you reap, so shall you sow: coupling of harvesting and inoculating stabilizes the mutualism between termites and fungiDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Biol Lett 2:209-12. 2006..This comparison shows that--although common factors for the ultimate evolutionary stability of mutualisms can be identified--the proximate mechanisms can be fundamentally different between different mutualisms...
- Exploring the potential for actinobacteria as defensive symbionts in fungus-growing termitesAnna A Visser
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Microb Ecol 63:975-85. 2012....
- Fungal fidelity: nuclear divorce from a dikaryon by mating or monokaryon regenerationBart P S Nieuwenhuis
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Fungal Biol 117:261-7. 2013..We discuss the complexity of the interactions that occur during di-mon matings with regards to the mating type loci...
- Social-insect fungus farmingDuur K Aanen
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University and Research Center, Arboretumlaan 4, 6703 BD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Curr Biol 16:R1014-6. 2006
- Farming termites determine the genetic population structure of Termitomyces fungal symbiontsTania Nobre
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Radix West, Building 107 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mol Ecol 20:2023-33. 2011..bellicosus is consistent with predominantly clonal reproduction and only occasional recombination. This implies that the genetic population structure of Termitomyces is controlled by the termite host and not by the Termitomyces symbiont...
- Sexual selection in mushroom-forming basidiomycetesBart P S Nieuwenhuis
Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Proc Biol Sci 278:152-7. 2011..However, in other cases the same nucleus won, irrespective of the receiving monokaryon, suggesting that competition between the two nuclei of the donating mycelium (analogous to male-male competition) might also play a role...
- Experimental demonstration of the benefits of somatic fusion and the consequences for allorecognitionEric Bastiaans
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Evolution 69:1091-9. 2015..We then experimentally demonstrate that the benefit of fusion selects against allorecognition diversity, as predicted by Crozier. We discuss what maintains allorecognition diversity. ..
- The scope for nuclear selection within Termitomyces fungi associated with fungus-growing termites is limitedTania Nobre
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University and Research Center, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Radix West, Building 107, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
BMC Evol Biol 14:121. 2014..We test this hypothesis using in vitro tests with five nuclear haplotypes of a Termitomyces species...
- Natural variation of heterokaryon incompatibility gene het-c in Podospora anserina reveals diversifying selectionEric Bastiaans
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mol Biol Evol 31:962-74. 2014..In Arabidopsis thaliana, a homolog of het-c is a pathogen effector target, supporting this hypothesis. We hypothesize that the het-c diversity in P. anserina results from both its functions in pathogen-defense, and allorecognition. ..
- On the asymmetry of mating in natural populations of the mushroom fungus Schizophyllum communeBart P S Nieuwenhuis
Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, PO Box 309, 6700 AH, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Fungal Genet Biol 56:25-32. 2013..We conclude that mating in S. commune between same-sized monokaryons with reciprocal migration, as generally described in textbooks, is rare in nature. We discuss the implications of non-symmetric mating for basidiomycete evolution. ..
- Phylogenetic relationships of Termitomyces and related taxaTobias G Frøslev
Department of Mycology, Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen, Oster Farimagsgade 2D, DK 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Mycol Res 107:1277-86. 2003..No sequences were identical between samples from Asia and Africa indicating some geographic differentiation between these continents...
- The evolution of fungus-growing termites and their mutualistic fungal symbiontsDuur K Aanen
Department of Population Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, Denmark
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14887-92. 2002..We hypothesize that biparental colony founding may have constrained the evolution of vertical symbiont transmission in termites but not in ants where males die after mating...
- Evolutionary ecology: wasp mother's little helpersJacobus J Boomsma
Institute of Biology, Department of Population Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Curr Biol 15:R163-5. 2005..The medical application of antibiotics dramatically reduced human infant mortality in the previous century. A new study indicates that ground nesting wasps exploit Streptomyces strains that they rear in their antennae for the same purpose...
- Fungus-growing termites originated in African rain forestDuur K Aanen
Department of Population Biology, Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Curr Biol 15:851-5. 2005..Although fungus growing by termites is ecologically most successful under the variable, unfavorable conditions of the savanna, it seems to have evolved under the more constant and favorable conditions of the rain forest...
- Termitomyces sp. associated with the termite Macrotermes natalensis has a heterothallic mating system and multinucleate cellsHenrik H De Fine Licht
Department of Population Biology, Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
Mycol Res 109:314-8. 2005..This is the first time the mating system of a Termitomnyces species has been studied...
- Major clades of Agaricales: a multilocus phylogenetic overviewP Brandon Matheny
Biology Department, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, USA
Mycologia 98:982-95. 2006..A family-based phylogenetic classification is sketched for the Agaricales, in which 30 families, four unplaced tribes and two informally named clades are recognized...
- The evolution of non-reciprocal nuclear exchange in mushrooms as a consequence of genomic conflictDuur K Aanen
Department of Population Ecology, Biological Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Proc Biol Sci 271:1235-41. 2004..We propose a model where non-reciprocal nuclear exchange is primarily driven by mitochondria inducing male sterility and the evolution of nuclear suppressors...