Affiliation: University College London
- Infection dynamics of different Wolbachia-types within one host populationJan Engelstädter
Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
J Theor Biol 231:345-55. 2004..Computer simulations confirmed these findings for the general models. We discuss our results with respect to the prevalence of the Wolbachia-types considered here and the emergence of PI- from CI-Wolbachia...
- The evolution of endosymbiont density in doubly infected host speciesJ Engelstädter
Department of Biology, University College London, London, UK
J Evol Biol 20:685-95. 2007..We discuss our results with respect to recent empirical results on endosymbiont densities, the evolution of CI-inducing bacteria and, more generally, the evolution of cooperation through direct fitness benefits...
- The impact of male-killing bacteria on host evolutionary processesJan Engelstädter
Department of Biology, University College London, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
Genetics 175:245-54. 2007....
- Outbreeding selects for spiteful cytoplasmic elementsJan Engelstädter
Department of Biology, UCL Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
Proc Biol Sci 273:923-9. 2006..We discuss our results in respect to cytoplasmically induced male infertility and cytoplasmic incompatibility...
- Can maternally transmitted endosymbionts facilitate the evolution of haplodiploidy?J Engelstädter
Department of Biology, UCL, London NW1 2HE, UK
J Evol Biol 19:194-202. 2006..These results are combined with consideration of mechanism and ecology to appraise the likelihood of male-killers and CI inducing bacteria being involved in the evolution of haplodiploidy...
- The evolution of cytoplasmic incompatibility types: integrating segregation, inbreeding and outbreedingJan Engelstädter
Department of Biology, University College, The Galton Laboratories, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
Genetics 172:2601-11. 2006..Our model also provides a hypothesis on the evolutionary origin of CI...
- To what extent do different types of sex ratio distorters interfere?Jan Engelstädter
Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
Evolution 58:2382-6. 2004..Thus, we predict that there will be some complementarity in the incidence of X chromosome meiotic drive and male-killing in natural populations, with a lower than expected number of species bearing both elements...
- Competing selfish genetic elements in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolinaSylvain Charlat
Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
Curr Biol 16:2453-8. 2006..Thus, we provide empirical support for the hypothesis that the incidence of particular selfish genetic elements can limit the presence of competing types...
- High incidence of the maternally inherited bacterium Cardinium in spidersOlivier Duron
Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
Mol Ecol 17:1427-37. 2008..Overall, this study demonstrates that the majority of spider species are infected with inherited bacteria, and their role in host biology clearly requires determination...
- The diversity of reproductive parasites among arthropods: Wolbachia do not walk aloneOlivier Duron
University College London, Department of Biology, Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
BMC Biol 6:27. 2008..Here, we tested 136 arthropod species for a range of inherited bacteria known to demonstrate reproductive parasitism, sampling each species more intensively than in past surveys...
- What use are male hosts? The dynamics of maternally inherited bacteria showing sexual transmission or male killingJan Engelstädter
Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Am Nat 173:E159-70. 2009..This stabilization may be fundamental to the evolution toward obligate mutualism, and thus it is important in the ecology and evolution of many arthropod groups...