Recommended Readings: Otger Campas, PH.D. Oct 25, 2010

Monday Lecture Series

Quantifying Morphogenesis and Morphological Variation

Otger Campas, Ph.D.,

SysCODE Fellow 

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Organismic

 and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

October 25, 2010

4:00 p.m.  Welch Hall Level Two


Recommended Readings:

Campas, O; Mallarino, R; Herrel, A  et al.  2010.  Scaling and shear transformations capture beak shape variation in Darwin’s finches.  PNAS  107(8): 3356-3360

Van Bocxlaer, B; Schultheiss, R.  2010.  Comparison of morphometric techniques for shapes with few homologous landmarks based on machine-learning approaches to biological discrimination. Paleobiology.  36(3):497-515  Please request from Markus Library.

Abzhanov, A; Kuo, WP; Hartmann, C; Grant, BR; Grant, PR; Tabin, CJ.  2006.  The Calmodulin pathway and evolution of elongated beak morphology of Darwin’s finches.  NATURE.  442(7102):563-567

Burns, KJ; Hackett, SJ; Klein, NK.  2002.  Phylogenetic relationships and morphological diversity in Darwin’s finches and their relatives.  Evolution  56(6):1240-1252

Arthur, W.  2006.   D’Arcy Thompson and the theory of transformationsNATURE  Reviews Genetics.  7(5):401-U3

Kirschn er, M; Gerhart, J.  1998.  Evolvability.  PNAS.  95(15): 8420-8427

Sato, A; Tichy, H; O’huigin, C; Grant, PR; Grant, BR; Klein, J.   2001.  On the origin of Darwin’s finchesMolecular Biology and Evolution.  18(3):299-311

Petren, K; Grant, PR; Grant, BR; Keller, LF.  2005.  Comparative landscape genetics and the adaptive radiation of Darwin’s finches: the role of peripheral isolation.   Molecular Ecology.  14(10):2943-2957

Stone, JR.  1997.  The spirit of D’Arcy Thompson dwells in empirical morphospace.  Mathematical Biosciences.  142(1):13-30    Please request from Markus Library


Recommended Readings: Marcus Kronforst Ph.D. March 15, 2010

Monday Lecture Series

Exploring the Evolution and Genetics of Adaptation and

Speciation in Tropical Butterflies

Marcus Kronforst, Ph.D.,

Bauer Fellow, FAS Center for Systems Biology

Harvard University

March 15, 2010

Welch Hall,  Level Two

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m

Recommended Readings:

Chamberlain NL, Hill RI, Kapan DD, et al.  2009.  Polymorphic Butterfly Reveals the Missing Link in Ecological Speciation. SCIENCE   326(5954):847-850

Wheat CW, Watt WB.  2008.  A mitochondrial-DNA-based phylogeny for some evolutionary-genetic model species of Colias butterflies (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) . MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION    47(3):893-902

Salazar C, Jiggins CD, Taylor JE, et al.  2008.  Gene flow and the genealogical history of Heliconius heurippa . BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY    8:Article Number  132

Allen CE, Beldade P, Zwaan BJ, et al.  2008.  Differences in the selection response of serially repeated color pattern characters: Standing variation, development, and evolution. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY    8:Article Number  94

Kronforst MR .   2008.  Gene flow persists millions of years after speciation in Heliconius butterflies. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY   8 :Article Number 98

Kronforst MR, Gilbert LE.  2008.  The population genetics of mimetic diversity in Heliconius butterflies. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES    275(1634):493-500

Frentiu FD, Bernard GD, Sison-Mangus MP, et al.  2007.   Gene duplication is an evolutionary mechanism for expanding spectral diversity in the long-wavelength photopigments of butterflies. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION    24(9):2016-2028

Kronforst MR, Young LG, Gilbert LE.   2007.  Reinforcement of mate preference among hybridizing Heliconius butterflies.    JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY   20(1):278-285

Kronforst MR, Kapan DD, Gilbert LE.   2006.  Parallel genetic architecture of parallel adaptive radiations in mimetic heliconius butterflies. GENETICS   174(1):535-539

Parchem RJ, Perry MW, Patel NH.   2007.  Patterns on the insect wing. CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT    17(4):300-308