Marcus R. Kronforst, PhD

Zoology University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 
Butterflies, mimicry, speciation, genomics
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Lawrence E. Gilbert grad student 2004 UT Austin
 (The role of hybridization in the evolution of Heliconius butterflies: Species diversification, the evolution of reproductive isolation, and interspecific gene flow.)


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Roberto Márquez grad student 2013- Chicago
Delbert André Green post-doc Chicago (FlyTree)
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Márquez R, Linderoth TP, Mejía-Vargas D, et al. (2020) Divergence, gene flow and the origin of leapfrog geographic distributions: The history of color pattern variation in Phyllobates poison-dart frogs. Molecular Ecology
Mullen SP, VanKuren NW, Zhang W, et al. (2020) Disentangling population history and character evolution among hybridizing lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution
Edelman NB, Frandsen PB, Miyagi M, et al. (2019) Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation. Science (New York, N.Y.). 366: 594-599
Rogers RL, Zhou L, Chu C, et al. (2018) Genomic Takeover by Transposable Elements in the Strawberry Poison Frog. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 35: 2913-2927
Westerman EL, VanKuren NW, Massardo D, et al. (2018) Aristaless Controls Butterfly Wing Color Variation Used in Mimicry and Mate Choice. Current Biology : Cb. 28: 3469-3474.e4
Finkbeiner SD, Salazar PA, Nogales S, et al. (2018) Frequency dependence shapes the adaptive landscape of imperfect Batesian mimicry. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 285
Zhang W, Dasmahapatra KK, Mallet J, et al. (2016) Genome-wide introgression among distantly related Heliconius butterfly species. Genome Biology. 17: 25
Li X, Fan D, Zhang W, et al. (2015) Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies. Nature Communications. 6: 8212
Kronforst MR. (2015) Exploring the molecular basis of monarch butterfly color pattern variation: A response to A. Hume's 'Myosin - a monarch of pigment transport?' Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research. 28: 127-130
Massardo D, Fornel R, Kronforst M, et al. (2015) Diversification of the silverspot butterflies (Nymphalidae) in the Neotropics inferred from multi-locus DNA sequences Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 82: 156-165
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