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R.E. Rollins, G. Margos, A. Brachmann, S. Krebs, A. Mouchet, N.J. Dingemanse, A. Laatamna, N. Reghaissia, V. Fingerle, D. Metzler, N.S. Becker, and L. Chitimia-Dobler (2023) German Ixodes inopinatus samples may not actually represent this tick species. International Journal for Parasitology (accepted for publication)


Grandchamp A, Kühl L, Lebherz M, Brüggemann K, Parsch J, Bornberg-Bauer E. (2023) Population genomics reveals mechanisms and dynamics of de novo expressed open reading frame emergence in Drosophila melanogaster. Genome Res. 33, 872-890.

Glaser-Schmitt A, Ramnarine TJS, Parsch J. (2023) Rapid evolutionary change, constraints and the maintenance of polymorphism in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Ecol. 17024.

Bolnick DI, Hund AK, Nosil P, Peng F, Ravinet M, Stankowski S, Subramanian S, Wolf JBW, Yukilevich R. (2022) A multivariate view of the speciation continuum. Evolution qpac004.

Glaser-Schmitt A, Parsch J. (2023) Dynamics and stage-specificity of between-population gene expression divergence in the Drosophila melanogaster larval fat body. PLoS Genet. 19, e1010730.

Lopes F, Oliveira LR, Beux Y, Kessler A, Cárdenas-Alayza S, Majluf P, Páez-Rosas D, Chaves J, Crespo E, Brownell RL, Baylis AMM, Sepulveda M, Franco-Trecu V, Loch C, Robertson BC, , Peart CR, Wolf JBW, Bonatto SL. 2023. Genomic evidence for homoploid hybrid speciation in a marine mammal apex predator. Science Advances 9:eadf6601.

V.M. Warmuth, D. Metzler and V. Zamora-Gutierrez (2023) Human disturbance increases coronavirus prevalence in bats Science Advances 9(13): eadd0688

Verba JT, Stow A, Bein B, Pennino MG, Lopes PF, Ferreira BP, Mortier M, Maia Queiroz Lima S, Pereira RJ. Low population genetic structure is consistent with high habitat connectivity in a commercially important fish species (Lutjanus jocu). Marine Biology. 2023 Jan;170(1):5.


J. Marquardt, A. Blanckaert, R. Nichols, S.W. Ansell, M. Ruhsam, P.M. Hollingsworth, D. Metzler, H. Schneider, A.R. Leitch (2022) Cyto-nuclear incompatibilities across a bluebell hybrid zone in northern Spain do not prevent genome-wide introgression of neutral markers. Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society 1: 1-18

Kuhn LB, Valentin S, Stojanovic K, Strobl DC, Babushku T, Wang Y, Rambold U, Scheffler L, Grath S, John-Robbert D, Blum H, Feuchtinger A, Blutke A, Weih F, Kitamura D, Rad R, Strobl LJ, Zimber-Strobl U (2022): RelB contributes to the survival, migration and lymphomagenesis of B cells with constitutively active CD40 signaling. Frontiers in Immunology. 13:913275.

Nieto-Blázquez, M.E., Schreiber, D., Mueller, S.A., Koch, K., Nowak, C., Pfenninger, M., (2022). Human impact on the recent population history of the elusive European wildcat inferred from whole genome data. BMC Genomics 23, 709.

Shraim, Rasha, and Bart P. S. Nieuwenhuis. (2022) The Search for Schizosaccharomyces Fission Yeasts in Environmental Metatranscriptomes. Yeast 39, no. 1–2:83–94.

Kiwele Mutambala P., Abwe E., Schedel F.D.B., Chocha Manda A., Schliewen U.K., Vreven E.J.W.M.N. (2022) A new Parakneria Poll 1965 (Gonorhynchiformes: Kneriidae), ‘Mikinkidi’ from the Upper Lufira Basin (Upper Congo: DRC): Evidence from a morphologic and DNA barcoding integrative approach. Journal of Fish Biology 1–23. 

Schedel F.D.B., Musilova Z., Indermaur A., Bitja-Nyom A.R., Salzburger W., Schliewen U.K. (2022) Towards the phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic African genus Prolabeops Schultz, 1941. Journal of Fish Biology 1–10.

Schedel F.D.B., Chakonoa A., Sidlauskas B.L., Popoola M.O., Usimesa Winig N., Neumann D., Vreven E.J.W.M.N., Schliewen U.K. (2022) New phylogenetic insights into the African catfish families Mochokidae and Austroglanididae. Journal of Fish Biology 1–16.

Hausmann, A.E.a, Freire, M., Alfthan, S.A., Kuo, C.-Y., Linares M., McMillan, W.O., Pardo- Diaz C., Salazar, C. & Merrill, R.M. (2022) Does sexual conflict contribute to the evolution of novel warning patterns? J. Evolutionary Biology  

Hutzenthaler M, Jordan F, Metzler D (2022) Costly defense traits in structured populations. ALEA, Lat. Am. J. Probab. Math. Stat. 19: 1697–1752 https://doi.org/10.30757/ALEA. v19-65.

Fröhlich M, CP van Schaik, MA van Noordwijk, U Knief (2022) Individual variation and plasticity in the infant-directed communication of orang-utan mothers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: e20220200.

Kisekelwa T., Snoeks J., Decru E., Schedel F.D.B., Isumbisho M, Vreven E. 2022. A mismatch between morphological and molecular data in lineages of Enteromius (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Lowa basin (East DRC) with the description of a new species. Systematics and Biodiversity. 20 (1):1–22.

Knief U (2022) Description of Central European Willow Tit Poecile montanus song types and the distribution of alpine song in southern Germany – a call for action. Vogelwelt 140:145–152.

P. Kerbs, S. Vosberg, S. Krebs, A. Graf, H. Blum, A. Swobodak, A.M.N. Batcha, U. Mansmann, D. Metzler, C.A. Heckman, T. Herold, P.A. Greif. (2022) Fusion gene detection by RNA-sequencing complements diagnostics of acute myeloid leukemia and identifies recurring NRIP1-MIR99AHG rearrangements. Haematologica 107

Ramnarine TJS, Grath S, Parsch J. (2022) Natural variation in the transcriptional response of Drosophila melanogaster to oxidative stress. G3 (Bethesda) 12 jkab366.

Schuldiner-Harpaz, T., Merrill, R.M. & Jiggins, C.D. (2022)  Evolution of physical linkage between loci controlling ecological traits and mating preferences. J. Evolutionary Biology 35:1537-1547.

Tusso S, Suo F, Liang Y, Du L-L, Wolf JBW.(2022) Reactivation of transposable elements following hybridization in fission yeast. Genome Research. 32:324–336.

Verba JT, Ferreira CE, Pennino MG, Hagberg L, Lopes PF, Padovani Ferreira B, Maia Queiroz Lima S, Stow A. Genetic structure of the threatened Gray Parrotfish (Sparisoma axillare) in the Southwestern Atlantic. Coral Reefs. 2022 Nov 16:1-3.

Warmuth VM, Weissensteiner MH, Wolf JBW. (2022) Ineffective silencing of transposable elements on the avian W chromosome. Genome Research 32:671-681.

Westerdahl H, Mellinger S, Sigeman H, Kutschera VE, Proux-Wéra E, Lundberg M, Weissensteiner M, Churcher A, Bunikis I, Hansson B, Wolf JBW, Strandh M. (2022) The genomic architecture of the passerine MHC region: High repeat content and contrasting evolutionary histories of single copy and tandemly duplicated MHC genes. Molecular Ecology Resources 22:2379–2395.

Wolf JBW. (2022) Buchrezension zu: Was ist Leben? Biospektrum 28:112–112.


Yuan, Zhilin, Qi Wu, Liangxiong Xu, Irina S. Druzhinina, Eva H. Stukenbrock, Bart P. S. Nieuwenhuis, Zhenhui Zhong, et al. (2021) Genomic Landscape of a Relict Fir-Associated Fungus Reveals Rapid Convergent Adaptation towards Endophytism. The ISME Journal, December 16, 2021, 1–12.

B. Antunes, G. Velo-Antón, D. Buckley, R. J. Pereira, I. Martínez-Solano. (2021) Physical and ecological isolation contribute to maintain genetic differentiation between fire salamander subspecies. Heredity. 126:776–789

R. J. Pereira, F. J. Ruiz-Ruano, C. J. E. Thomas, M. Pérez-Ruiz, M. Jiménez-Bartolomé, S. Liu, J. de la Torre, J. L. Bella. (2021) Mind the numt: finding informative mitochondrial markers in a giant grasshopper genome. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 59:635–645.

Vera M. Warmuth, Malcolm D. Burgess, Toni Laaksonen, Andrea Manica, Marko Mägi, Andreas Nord, Craig R. Primmer, Glenn-Peter Sætre, Wolfgang Winkel, Hans Ellegren (2021) Major population splits coincide with episodes of rapid climate change in a forest-dependent bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B 288:20211066

Roger K. Butlin, Maria R. Servedio, Carole M. Smadja, Claudia Bank, Nicholas H. Barton, Samuel M. Flaxman, Tatiana Giraud, Robin Hopkins, Erica L. Larson, Martine E. Maan, Joana Meier, Richard Merrill, Mohamed A. F. Noor, Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos, Anna Qvarnström Homage to Felsenstein 1981, or why are there so few/many species?  Evolution 75:978-988

Foote AD, Hooper R, Alexander A, Baird RW, Baker CS, Ballance L, Barlow J, Brownlow A, Collins T, Constantine R, ..., Wolf JBW, ... , Morin PA (2021) Runs of homozygosity in killer whale genomes provide a global record of demographic histories. Molecular Ecology 26:4284-4295.

Glaser-Schmitt A, Wittmann MJ, Ramnarine TJS, Parsch J. (2021) Sexual antagonism, temporally fluctuating selection, and variable dominance affect a regulatory polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology and Evolution 38:4891-4907.

Darragh, K.a, Orteau, A., Byers, K., Szczerbowski, D., Warren, I.A., Rastas, P., Pinharanda, A.L., Davey, J.W., Garza, S. a, Almeida, D. a, Merrill, R.M., McMillan, W.O, Schulz, S, & Jiggins, C.D. (2021) A novel terpene synthase produces an anti-aphrodisiac pheromone in the butterfly Heliconius melpomene. PLoS Biol 19(1): e3001022 [17]

Dussex N*, Kutschera VE*, Wiberg RAW*, Parker DJ, Hunt GR, Gray RD, Rutherford K, Abe H, Fleischer RC, Ritchie MG*, Rutz C*, Wolf JBW*, Gemmell N*. (2021). A genome-wide investigation of adaptive signatures in protein-coding genes related to tool behaviour in New Caledonian and Hawaiian crows. Molecular Ecology 30:973–986.#

Hausmann, A.E.a,KuoC-Y, FreireM.a, LinaresM., Pardo-DiazC., Salazar,C.& Merrill, R.M. (2021) Light environment influences the strength of visual preferences during the early stages of divergence in Heliconius butterflies. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 288:20210157 [4]

M. Hutzenthaler and D. Metzler. (2021) Evolution of altruistic defence traits in structured populations.
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Kapun M, Nunez JCB, Bogaerts-Márquez M, Murga-Moreno J, Paris M, Outten J, Coronado-Zamora M, Tern C, Rota-Stabelli O, Guerreiro MPG, Casillas S, Orengo DJ, Puerma E, Kankare M, Ometto L, Loeschcke V, Onder BS, Abbott JK, Schaeffer SW, Rajpurohit S, Behrman EL, Schou MF, Merritt TJS, Lazzaro BP, Glaser-Schmitt A, Argyridou E, Staubach F, Wang Y, Tauber E, Serga SV, Fabian DK, Dyer KA, Wheat CW, Parsch J, Grath S, Veselinovic MS, Stamenkovic-Radak M, Jelic M, Buendía-Ruíz AJ, Gómez-Julián MJ, Espinosa-Jimenez ML, Gallardo-Jiménez FD, Patenkovic A, Eric K, Tanaskovic M, Ullastres A, Guio L, Merenciano M, Guirao-Rico S, Horváth V, Obbard DJ, Pasyukova E, Alatortsev VE, Vieira CP, Vieira J, Torres JR, Kozeretska I, Maistrenko OM, Montchamp-Moreau C, Mukha DV, Machado HE, Lamb K, Paulo T, Yusuf L, Barbadilla A, Petrov D, Schmidt P, Gonzalez J, Flatt T, Bergland AO. 2021. Drosophila evolution over space and time (DEST): a new population genomics resource. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 38:5782-5805.

Knief U, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B, Wolf JBW. (2021) A sex chromosome inversion is associated with copy number variation of mitochondrial DNA in zebra finch sperm. Royal Society Open 8:211025.

Lopes F, Oliveira LR, Kessler A, Beux Y, Crespo E, Cárdenas-Alayza S, Majluf P, Sepúlveda M, Brownell RL, Franco-Trecu V, et al. Peart CP, Wolf JBW, Bonatto SL. (2021) Phylogenomic Discordance in the Eared Seals is best explained by Incomplete Lineage Sorting following Explosive Radiation in the Southern Hemisphere. Systematic Biology 70:786–802.

D. Metzler, U. Knief, J. Penalba, J.B.W. Wolf. (2021) Assortative mating and epistatic mating-trait architecture induce complex movement of the crow hybrid zone. Evolution 75:3154-3174

Montgomery, S.H., Rossi, M.a, McMillan W.O. & Merrill, R.M. (2021) Neural divergence and hybrid disruption in ecologically isolated Heliconius butterflies. PNAS 116:e2015102118 [17]

Neves, J. M. M., Z. J. Nolen, N. N. Fabré, T. Mott, and R. J. Pereira. (2021) Genomic methods reveal independent demographic histories despite strong morphological conservatism in fish species. Heredity  127:323–333

Peart CR, Williams C, Pophaly SD, Neely BA, Gulland FMD, Adams DJ, Ng BL, Cheng W, Goebel ME, Fedrigo O, et al. Wolf JBW. (2021) Hi-C scaffolded short- and long-read genome assemblies of the California sea lion are broadly consistent for syntenic inference across 45 million years of evolution. Molecular Ecology Resources 21:2455-2470.

Pereira, R. J., T. G. Lima, N. T. Pierce-Ward, L. Chao, and R. S. Burton. (2021) Recovery from hybrid breakdown reveals a complex genetic architecture of mitonuclear incompatibilities. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.15985. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

V.A. Rohr, T. Volkmer, D. Metzler, C. Kuepper. (2021) Neoptile feathers contribute to outline concealment of precocial chicks. Scientific Reports 11:5483

Schielzeth H, Wolf JBW. (2021) Community genomics: a community-wide perspective on within-species genetic diversity. American Journal of Botany 108:2108–2111.

Tusso S, Nieuwenhuis BPS, Weissensteiner B, Immler S, Wolf JBW. (2021) Experimental evolution of adaptive divergence under varying degrees of gene flow. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5:338–349.

Wallace MA, Coffman KA, Gilbert C, Ravindran S, Albery GF, Abbott J, Argyridou E, Bellosta P, Betancourt AJ, Colinet H, Eric K, Glaser-Schmitt A, Grath S, Jelic M, Kankare M, Kozeretska I, Loeschcke V, Montchamp-Moreau C, Ometto L, Onder BS, Orengo DJ, Parsch J, Pascual M, Patenkovic A, Puerma E, Ritchie MG, Rota-Stabelli O, Schou MF, Serga SV, Stamenkovic-Radak M, Tanaskovic M, Veselinovic MS, Vieira J, Vieira CP, Kapun M, Flatt T, González J, Staubach F, Obbard DJ. (2021) The discovery, distribution, and diversity of DNA viruses associated with Drosophila melanogaster in Europe. Virus Evolution. 7(1):veab031.


Belyi A, Argyridou E, Parsch J (2020) The influence of chromosomal environment on X-linked gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster. Genome Biology and Evolution. 12:2391-2402.

Byers, K., Darragh, K.ª, Musgrove, J., Abondano, D.ª, Garza, S.ª, Warren, I.A., Rastas, P., Kucka, M., Yingguang F.C., Merrill, R.M., Schulz, S, McMillan, W.O, & Jiggins, C.D. (2020) A major locus controls a biologically active pheromone component in Heliconius melpomene. Evolution 74:349-364

Byers, K., Darragh, K.a, Garza, S.a, Abondano, D.a, Garza, S.a, Warren, I.A., Rastas, P., Merrill, R.M., Schulz, S, McMillan, W.O, & Jiggins, C.D. (2020) Clustering of loci controlling differences in chemical bouquet between Heliconius butterfly species. Ecology and Evolution 11:89-107 [10]

1 Darragh, Kª, Montejo-Kovacevich, G. Kozak, K.K., Morrison, C.R., Figueiredo, C.L.E., Ready, J.S., Salazar, C., Linares, M., Merrill, R.M., McMillan, W.O, Schulz, S, & Jiggins, C.D. (2020) Species specificity and interspecific variation in the chemical profiles of Heliconius butterflies across a large geographical range. Ecology and Evolution 10:3895-3918

Debat V., Mérot, C., Le Poul, Y., Merrill, R.M., Naisbit, R., Tholance, A., Jiggins, C., & Joron, M. (2020) Hybridisation and transgressive exploration of wing morphology in Heliconius butterflies. J Evol Biol, In press

Fröhlich M, Kunz J, Fryns C, Falkner S, Knief U, Schuppli M, Atmoko SSU, van Schaik CP, Schuppli C, van Noordwijk MA. (2020). Social interactions and partners in infant orang-utans of two wild populations. Animal Behaviour: 166:183-191.

Gemmell NJ, Rutherford K, Prost S, Tollis M, Winter D, Macey JR, Adelson DL, Suh A, Bertozzi T, Grau JH, Organ C, Gardner PP, Muffato M, Patricio M, Billis K, Martin FJ, Flicek P, Petersen B, Kang L, Michalak P, …Peart CP, Warmuth VM ... Stone C (2020) The tuatara genome reveals ancient features of amniote evolution. Nature, 584, 403–409.

Grosser, K., and D. Metzler. (2020). Modeling methylation dynamics with simultaneous changes in CpG islands. BMC Bioinformatics 21:115.

Adrian-Kalchhauser I, Blomberg A*, Larsson T*, Musilova Z*, Peart CR*, Pippel M*, Solbakken MH*, Suurväli J*, Walser J-C*, Wilson JY*, et al. (2020) The round goby genome provides insights into mechanisms that may facilitate biological invasions. BMC Biology 18:11.

Kapun M, Barrón MG, Staubach F, Obbard DJ, Wiberg RAW, Vieira J, Goubert C, Rota-Stabelli O, Kankare M, Bogaerts-Márquez M, Haudry A, Waidele L, Kozeretska I, Pasyukova EG, Loeschcke V, Pascual M, Vieira CP, Serga S, Montchamp-Moreau C, Abbott J, Gibert P, Porcelli D, Posnien N, Sánchez-Gracia A, Grath S, Sucena É, Bergland AO, Guerreiro MPG, Onder BS, Argyridou E, Guio L, Schou MF, Deplancke B, Vieira C, Ritchie MG, Zwaan BJ, Tauber E, Orengo DJ, Puerma E, Aguadé M, Schmidt P, Parsch J, Betancourt AJ, Flatt T, González J. 2020. Genomic analysis of European Drosophila melanogaster populations reveals longitudinal structure, continent-wide selection, and previously unknown DNA viruses. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37:2661-2678.

Keighley MV, Langmore NE, Peñalba JV and Heinsohn R. 2020. Modelling dispersal in a large parrot: a comparison of landscape resistance models with population genetics and vocal dialect patterns. Landscape Ecology, 35(1):129-144.

Knief U, Bossu CM, Wolf JBW. 2020. Extra-pair paternity as a strategy to reduce the costs of heterospecific reproduction? Insights from the crow hybrid zone. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33:727–733.

Knief U, Forstmeier W, Pei Y, Wolf JBW, Kempenaers B. 2020. A test for meiotic drive in hybrids between Australian and Timor zebra finches. Ecology & Evolution 10:13464–13475.

Kutschera VE, Poelstra JW, Botero-Castro F, Dussex N, Gemmell NJ, Hunt GR, Ritchie MG, Rutz C, Wiberg RAW, Wolf JBW. 2020. Purifying selection in corvids is less efficient on islands. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37:469–474.

Leighton GRM, Bishop JM, O’Riain JM, Broadfield J, Meröndun J, Avery G, Avery DM, Serieys LEK. 2020. An integrated dietary assessment increases feeding event detection in an urban carnivore. Urban Ecosystems 23:569-583.

Mugal CF, Kutschera VE, Botero-Castro F, Wolf JBW, Kaj I. (2020). Polymorphism data assist estimation of the nonsynonymous over synonymous fixation rate ratio ω for closely related species. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37:260–279.

AC Norte, G Margos, NS Becker, et. al. Host dispersal shapes the population structure of a tick-borne bacterial pathogen. Molecular Ecology; (2020) 29:485-501

Oeyen JP, Patrice Baa-Puyoulet P, Benoit JB, Beukeboom LW, Bornberg-Bauer E, Buttstedt A, Calevro F, Cash EI, Chao H, Charles H, Chen MM, Childers C, Cridge AG, Dearden P, Dinh H, Doddapaneni HV, Dolan A, Donath A, Dowling D, Dugan S, Duncan E, Elpidina EN, Friedrich M, Geuverink E, Gibson JD, Grath S, Grimmelikhuijzen CJP, Große-Wilde E, Gudobba C, Han Y, Hansson BS, Hauser F, Hughes DST, Ioannidis P, Jacquin-Joly E, Jennings EC, Jones JW, Klasberg S, Lee SL, Lesný P, Lovegrove M, Martin S, Martynov AG, Mayer C, Montagné N, Moris VC, Munoz-Torres M, Murali SC, Muzny DM, Oppert B, Parisot N, Pauli T, Peters RS, Petersen M, Pick C, Persyn E, Podsiadlowski L, Poelchau MF, Provataris P, Qu J, Reijnders MJMF, von Reumont BM, Rosendale AJ, Simao FA, Skelly J, Sotiropoulos AG, Stahl AL, Sumitani M, Szuter EM, Tidswell O, Tsitlakidis E, Vedder L, Waterhouse RM, Werren JH, Wilbrandt J, Worley KC, Yamamoto DS, van de Zande L, Zdobnov EM, Ziesmann T, Gibbs RA, Richards S, Hatakeyama M, Misof B, Niehuis O. 2020: Sawfly genomes reveal evolutionary acquisitions that fostered the mega-radiation of parasitoid and eusocial Hymenoptera. Genome Biology and Evolution: 12(7):1099–1188.

Paris M, Boyer R, Jaenichen R, Wolf JBW, Karageorgi M, Green J, Cagnon M, Parinello H, Estoup A, Gautier M, et al. 2020. Near-chromosome level genome assembly of the fruit pest Drosophila suzukii using long-read sequencing. Scientific Reports: 10:11227.

Peart CR*, Tusso S*, Pophaly SD*, Botero-Castro F, Wu C, Aurioles-Gamboa D, Baird AB, Bickham JW, Forcada J, Galimberti F, et al. 2020. Determinants of genetic variation across eco-evolutionary scales in pinnipeds. Nature Ecology Evolution: 4:1095-1104.

Peñalba JV, Wolf JBW. 2020. From molecules to populations: appreciating and estimating recombination rate variation. Nature Reviews Genetics:1–17.

Peñalba, JV, Deng, Y, Fang, Q, Joseph, L, Moritz, C and Cockburn, A, 2020. Genome of an iconic Australian bird: High‐quality assembly and linkage map of the superb fairy‐wren (Malurus cyaneus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 20:560-578.

Rossi M., Hausmann, A.E., Thurman, T.J., Montgomery, S.H., Papa, R., M McMillan, W.O., & Merrill, R.M. Visual mate preference evolution during butterfly speciation is linked to neural processing genes. Nature Communications 11: 4763

Stoffel MA, Acevedo‐Whitehouse K, Morales‐Durán N, Grosser S, Chakarov N, Krüger O, Nichols HJ, Elorriaga‐Verplancken FR, Hoffman JI. 2020. Early sexual dimorphism in the developing gut microbiome of northern elephant seals. Molecular Ecology: 1– 14.

Tusso S*, Nieuwenhuis BPS*, Weissensteiner B, Immler S, Wolf JBW. 2020. Experimental evolution of adaptive divergence under varying degrees of gene flow. Nature Ecology Evolution. Accepted.

Weissensteiner MH, Bunikis I, Catalán A, Francoijs K-J, Knief U, Heim W, Peona V, Pophaly SD, Sedlazeck FJ, Suh A, Warmuth VM, Wolf JBW. 2020. Discovery and population genomics of structural variation in a songbird genus. Nature Communications: 11:3403.


Catalán, A., A. D. Briscoe, and S. Höhna. 2019. Drift and Directional Selection Are the Evolutionary Forces Driving Gene Expression Divergence in Eye and Brain Tissue of Heliconius Butterflies. Genetics 213:581–594.

Darragh K, Byers KJRP, Merrill RM, McMillan WO, Schulz S, Jiggins CD (2019) Male pheromone composition depends on larval but not adult diet in Heliconius melpomene. Ecological Entomology 44(3):397-405

Dopheide A., Tooman LK, Grosser S, Agabiti B, Rhode B, Xie D, Stevens MI, Nelson N, Buckley TR, Drummond AJ, Newcomb RD. 2019. Estimating the biodiversity of terrestrial invertebrates on a forested island using DNA barcodes and metabarcoding data. Ecological Applications 29(4):e01877.

Eisenhauer N, Brose U, Buscot F, Durka W, Ebeling A, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Heintz-Buschart A, Hines J, Jesch A, et al. 2019. Biotic interactions, community assembly, and eco-evolutionary dynamics as drivers of long-term biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5:e47042.

Foote AD, Martin MD, Louis M, Pacheco G, Robertson KM, Sinding M-HS, Amaral AR, Baird RW, Baker CS, Ballance L, et al. 2019. Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance. Molecular Ecology 28:3427–3444.

Grosser S, Sauer J, Paijmans AJ, Caspers BA, Forcada J, Wolf JBW*, Hoffman JI*. 2019. Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother–offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality. Molecular Ecology 28:2406–2422.

Holtmann B, Buskas J, Steele M, Solokovskis K, Wolf JBW. 2019. Dominance relationships and coalitionary aggression against conspecifics in female carrion crows. Scientific Reports 9:1–8.

Hooper R, Brealey JC, Valk T van der, Alberdi A, Durban JW, Fearnbach H, Robertson KM, Baird RW, Hanson MB, Wade P, et al. 2019. Host-derived population genomics data provides insights into bacterial and diatom composition of the killer whale skin. Molecular Ecology 28:484–502.

Kerbs, P., A.M. Nazeer Batcha, S. Vosberg, D. Metzler, T. Herold, P.A. Greif. 2019. Gene Fusion Detection By RNA-Seq in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Blood (2019) 134 (Supplement_1): 4655.

Knief U*, Bossu CM*, Saino N, Hansson B, Poelstra J, Vijay N, Weissensteiner M, Wolf JBW. 2019. Epistatic mutations under divergent selection govern phenotypic variation in the crow hybrid zone. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3:570–576.

Königer A, Arif S, Grath S*. 2019. Three quantitative trait loci explain more than 60% of variation for chill coma recovery time in a natural population of Drosophila ananassae. *corresponding author. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 9(11):3715-3725.

Margos G, Becker NS, Fingerle V, Sing A, Ramos JA, Lopes de Carvalhoc I, Norte AC. Core genome phylogenetic analysis of the avian associated Borrelia turdi indicates a close relationship to Borrelia garinii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution; 131:93-98.

Margos G, Fedorova N, Becker NS, Kleinjan JE, Marosevic D, Krebs S, Hui L, Fingerle V, Lane RS. Borrelia maritima sp. nov., a novel species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, occupies a basal position to North American species. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology: in press.

Merrill RM, Rastas P, Martin SH, Melo MC, Barker S, Davey J, McMillan WO, Jiggins CD (2019) Genetic dissection of assortative mating behavior. PLOS Biology

Pan H, Cole TL, Bi X, Fang M, Zhou C, Yang Z, Ksepka DT, Hart T, Bouzat JL, Argilla LS, et al. 2019. High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins. GigaScience 8.

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Gong X, Bräcker L, Bölke N, Plata C, Zeitlmayr S, Metzler D, Olbricht K, Gompel N, Parniske M (2016) Identification of strawberry accessions with reduced emergence rates of the pest Drosophila suzukii. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1880.

Metzler D, Jordan F, Pamminger T, Foitzik S (2016) The influence of space and time on the evolution of altruistic defense: the case of ant slave rebellion. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 874–886.

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Huylmans AK, López Ezquerra A, Parsch J, Cordellier M (2016) De novo transcriptome assembly and sex-biased gene expression in the cyclical parthenogenetic Daphnia galeata. Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 3120.

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