Publications

Genomic causes of large intraspecific genome size variation in a species of rotifer

Published in , 2018

Here, we investigate the causes of large instraspecific genome size variation in Brachionus asplanchnoidis, a species within the B. plicatilis species complex. The analysis is almost completed and hopefully the results will be publishable soon!

Recommended citation: Blommaert J., Riss S., Heacox-Lea B., Mark-Welch D., Stelzer CP. (in prep). "Genomic causes of large intraspecific genome size variation in a species of rotifer." in prep

Genome size variation in a species complex: the interplay of polyploidy, selfish DNA, and speciation

Published in , 2018

The Brachionus plicatilis species complex exhibits large variations in nuclear DNA content, suggestive of ploidy-level changes. This analysis is almost completed and hopefully the results will be published soon!

Recommended citation: Blommaert J., Riss S., Heacox-Lea B., Mark-Welch D., Stelzer CP. (in prep). "Genome size variation in a species complex: the interplay of polyploidy, selfish DNA, and speciation." in prep

The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization

Published in Genome Biology, 2015

These two bumblebee genomes provide a foundation for post-genomic research on these key pollinators and insect societies. Overall, gene repertoires suggest that the route to advanced eusociality in bees was mediated by many small changes in many genes and processes, and not by notable expansion or depauperation.

Recommended citation: Sadd, Ben M, et al. (2015). "The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization." Genome Biology. 16(76). https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-015-0623-3