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Dr Andrea Betancourt

Lecturer Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

    Publications

    2018

    Extensive exchange of transposable elements in the Drosophila pseudoobscura group (Journal article)

    Hill, T., & Betancourt, A. J. (2018). Extensive exchange of transposable elements in the Drosophila pseudoobscura group. MOBILE DNA, 9. doi:10.1186/s13100-018-0123-6

    DOI: 10.1186/s13100-018-0123-6

    Progress and Prospects in Gender Visibility at SMBE Annual Meetings (Journal article)

    Käfer, J., Betancourt, A., Villain, A. S., Fernandez, M., Vignal, C., Marais, G. A. B., & Tenaillon, M. I. (2018). Progress and Prospects in Gender Visibility at SMBE Annual Meetings. Genome Biology and Evolution, 10(3), 901-908. doi:10.1093/gbe/evy056

    DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy056

    Transcription-Associated Compositional Skews in Drosophila Genes. (Journal article)

    Bergman, J., Betancourt, A. J., & Vogl, C. (2018). Transcription-Associated Compositional Skews in Drosophila Genes. GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10(1), 269-275. doi:10.1093/gbe/evx200

    DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx200

    2016

    A novel method for quantifying the rate of embryogenesis uncovers considerable genetic variation for the duration of embryonic development in Drosophila melanogaster (Journal article)

    Horváth, B., Betancourt, A. J., & Kalinka, A. T. (2016). A novel method for quantifying the rate of embryogenesis uncovers considerable genetic variation for the duration of embryonic development in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12862-016-0776-z

    DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0776-z

    Hybrid Dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans Associated with a Rapid Invasion of the P-Element (Journal article)

    Hill, T., Schlötterer, C., & Betancourt, A. J. (2016). Hybrid Dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans Associated with a Rapid Invasion of the P-Element. PLOS Genetics, 12(3), e1005920. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005920

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005920

    Reconciling Differences in Pool-GWAS Between Populations: A Case Study of Female Abdominal Pigmentation in Drosophila melanogaster (Journal article)

    Endler, L., Betancourt, A. J., Nolte, V., & Schlotterer, C. (2016). Reconciling Differences in Pool-GWAS Between Populations: A Case Study of Female Abdominal Pigmentation in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 202(2), 843-855. doi:10.1534/genetics.115.183376

    DOI: 10.1534/genetics.115.183376

    The genomic basis of circadian and circalunar timing adaptations in a midge (Journal article)

    Kaiser, T. S., Poehn, B., Szkiba, D., Preussner, M., Sedlazeck, F. J., Zrim, A., . . . Tessmar-Raible, K. (2016). The genomic basis of circadian and circalunar timing adaptations in a midge. Nature, 540(7631), 69-73. doi:10.1038/nature20151

    DOI: 10.1038/nature20151

    2015

    Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots (Journal article)

    Arbeithuber, B., Betancourt, A. J., Ebner, T., & Tiemann-Boege, I. (2015). Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(7), 2109-2114. doi:10.1073/pnas.1416622112

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416622112

    The recent invasion of natural Drosophila simulans populations by the P-element (Journal article)

    Kofler, R., Hill, T., Nolte, V., Betancourt, A. J., & Schlötterer, C. (2015). The recent invasion of natural Drosophila simulans populations by the P-element. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(21), 6659-6663. doi:10.1073/pnas.1500758112

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500758112

    2014

    Faster-X Effects in Two Drosophila Lineages (Journal article)

    Ávila, V., Marion de Procé, S., Campos, J. L., Borthwick, H., Charlesworth, B., & Betancourt, A. J. (2014). Faster-X Effects in Two Drosophila Lineages. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6(10), 2968-2982. doi:10.1093/gbe/evu229

    DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu229

    2013

    A Genome-Wide, Fine-Scale Map of Natural Pigmentation Variation in Drosophila melanogaster (Journal article)

    Bastide, H., Betancourt, A., Nolte, V., Tobler, R., Stöbe, P., Futschik, A., & Schlötterer, C. (2013). A Genome-Wide, Fine-Scale Map of Natural Pigmentation Variation in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics, 9(6), e1003534. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003534

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003534

    2012

    Selection on codon usage and base composition in Drosophila americana (Journal article)

    de Proce, S. M., Zeng, K., Betancourt, A. J., & Charlesworth, B. (2012). Selection on codon usage and base composition in Drosophila americana. Biology Letters, 8(1), 82-85. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0601

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0601

    Sequencing of Pooled DNA Samples (Pool-Seq) Uncovers Complex Dynamics of Transposable Element Insertions in Drosophila melanogaster (Journal article)

    Kofler, R., Betancourt, A. J., & Schlötterer, C. (2012). Sequencing of Pooled DNA Samples (Pool-Seq) Uncovers Complex Dynamics of Transposable Element Insertions in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics, 8(1), e1002487. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002487

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002487

    THE RELATION BETWEEN THE NEUTRALITY INDEX FOR MITOCHONDRIAL GENES AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF MUTATIONAL EFFECTS ON FITNESS (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., Blanco-Martin, B., & Charlesworth, B. (2012). THE RELATION BETWEEN THE NEUTRALITY INDEX FOR MITOCHONDRIAL GENES AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF MUTATIONAL EFFECTS ON FITNESS. Evolution, 66(8), 2427-2438. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01628.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01628.x

    2011

    Molecular Evolution of a Y Chromosome to Autosome Gene Duplication in Drosophila (Journal article)

    Dyer, K. A., White, B. E., Bray, M. J., Pique, D. G., & Betancourt, A. J. (2011). Molecular Evolution of a Y Chromosome to Autosome Gene Duplication in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28(3), 1293-1306. doi:10.1093/molbev/msq334

    DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msq334

    2010

    Lack of Evidence for Sign Epistasis Between Beneficial Mutations in an RNA Bacteriophage (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J. (2010). Lack of Evidence for Sign Epistasis Between Beneficial Mutations in an RNA Bacteriophage. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 71(5-6), 437-443. doi:10.1007/s00239-010-9397-0

    DOI: 10.1007/s00239-010-9397-0

    2009

    Genetic Recombination and Molecular Evolution (Journal article)

    Charlesworth, B., Betancourt, A. J., Kaiser, V. B., & Gordo, I. (2009). Genetic Recombination and Molecular Evolution. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 74(0), 177-186. doi:10.1101/sqb.2009.74.015

    DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2009.74.015

    Reduced Effectiveness of Selection Caused by a Lack of Recombination (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., Welch, J. J., & Charlesworth, B. (2009). Reduced Effectiveness of Selection Caused by a Lack of Recombination. Current Biology, 19(8), 655-660. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.039

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.039

    2007

    Mutation rates: When the going gets tough, beneficial mutations get going (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. (2007). Mutation rates: When the going gets tough, beneficial mutations get going. Heredity, 99(4), 359-360. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6801042

    DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6801042

    2006

    Fitness effects of beneficial mutations: the mutational landscape model in experimental evolution (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., & Bollback, J. P. (2006). Fitness effects of beneficial mutations: the mutational landscape model in experimental evolution. CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT, 16(6), 618-623. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2006.10.006

    DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2006.10.006

    2004

    A Pseudohitchhiking Model of X vs. Autosomal Diversity (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., Kim, Y., & Orr, H. A. (2004). A Pseudohitchhiking Model of X vs. Autosomal Diversity . Genetics, 168(4), 2261-2269. doi:10.1534/genetics.104.030999

    DOI: 10.1534/genetics.104.030999

    2002

    A Test for Faster X Evolution in Drosophila (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., Presgraves, D. C., & Swanson, W. J. (2002). A Test for Faster X Evolution in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 19(10), 1816-1819. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a004006

    DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a004006

    Linkage limits the power of natural selection in Drosophila (Journal article)

    Betancourt, A. J., & Presgraves, D. C. (2002). Linkage limits the power of natural selection in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(21), 13616-13620. doi:10.1073/pnas.212277199

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.212277199

    2001

    Haldane's sieve and adaptation from the standing genetic variation (Journal article)

    Orr, H. A., & Betancourt, A. J. (2001). Haldane's sieve and adaptation from the standing genetic variation. Genetics.

    1999

    Is the fast/slow allozyme variation at the Adh locus of Drosophila melanogaster an ancient balanced polymorphism? Citation] (Journal article)

    Begun, D. J., Betancourt, A. J., Langley, C. H., & Stephan, W. (1999). Is the fast/slow allozyme variation at the Adh locus of Drosophila melanogaster an ancient balanced polymorphism? Citation]. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 16(12), 1816-1819. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026095

    DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026095

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