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Behrman, EL, T Kawecki, PS Schmidt. Natural variation in couch potato mediates rapid evolution of learning and reproduction in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

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HE Machado, AO Bergland, R Taylor, S Tilk, EL Behrman, K Dyer, DK Fabian, T Flatt, J González, TL Karasov, I Kozeretska, BP Lazzaro, TJS Merritt, JE Pool, K O’Brien, S Rajpurohi, PR Roy, SW Schaeffer, S Serga, P Schmidt, D Petrov. Broad geographic sampling reveals predictable and pervasive seasonal adaptation in Drosophila.

Preprint on BioRxiv


Behrman, EL, VM Howick, F Staubach, AO Bergland, DA Petrov, BP Lazzaro, and PS Schmidt. 2018. Genetic basis of seasonal change in innate immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20172599


Cogni, R., C. Kuczynski, S. Koury, E. Lavington, E. Behrman, K. O’Brien, P. Schmidt, and W. Eanes. 2014. On the long term stability of clines in Drosophila melanogaster.  

Rajpurohit, S, R. Hanus,V. Vrkoslav, E.L. Behrman, A.O. Bergland, D.A. Petrov, J. Cvacka and P.S. Schmidt. Spatiotemporal variation in cuticular hydrocarbons in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. 2017. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(1):66-80.


Machado, H., A.O. Bergland, K.R. O’Brien, E.L. Behrman, P. Schmidt and D. Petrov.  2016. Clinal variation in D. simulans and D. melanogaster.  Molecular Ecology, 5(3):723-40.


Zhao, X, A.O. Bergland, E.L. Behrman, B.D. Gregory, D.A. Petrov and P.S. Schmidt. 2016. Global transcriptional profiling of diapause and climatic adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 33 (3): 707-720.


Behrman, E.L., S. Watson, K.R. O’Brien, M.S. Heshel and P.S. Schmidt. 2015. Seasonal life history adaptation in two species of Drosophila. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28 (9) 1691-1704. 



Cogni, R., K. Kuczynski, E. Lavington, S. Koury, E.L. Behrman, K.R. O’Brien, P.S. Schmidt, and W.F. Eanes. 2014. Variation in Drosophila melanogaster central metabolic genes appears driven by natural selection both within and between populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1800), art. no. 20142688, 7. 


Paaby, A.B., A.O. Bergland, E.L. Behrman and P.S. Schmidt. 2014. An amino acid polymorphism in the Drosophila insulin receptor demonstrates pleiotropic and adaptive function in life history traits. Evolution. 68(12)3395-3409.


Bergland, A.O. E.L. Behrman, K.R. O’Brien, P.S. Schmidt and D.A. Petrov. 2014. Genomic evidence of rapid and stable adaptive oscillations over seasonal time scales in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics 10(11), 19p.


Lavington, E., R. Cognai, C. Kuczynski, S. Koury, E.L. Behrman, K.R. O’Brien, P.S. Schmidt and W. Eanes. 2014. A small system – high resolution study of metabolic adaptation to temperate climates in Drosophila melanogaster.  Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31 (8) 2032-2041. 



Cogni, R., C. Kuczynski, S. Koury, E. Lavington, E. Behrman, K. O’Brien, P. Schmidt, and W. Eanes. 2013. The intensity of selection acting on the couch potato gene –spatial-temporal variation in a diapause cline. Evolution. (68) 538-548. 



Dean, D., C. Himes, E. Behrman, and R. Savage. 2009. Hunchback-like protein in ciliary structures of gastropod veliger larvae. Biological Bulletin (217) 189-201.




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