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Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera (2022)
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Clark, B., Elkin, J., Marconi, A., Turner, G. F., Smith, A. M., Joyce, D., …Santos, M. E. (2022). Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera. Royal Society Open Science, 9(4), Article 220077. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.220077

Identifying genetic loci underlying trait variation provides insights into the mechanisms of diversification, but demonstrating causality and characterizing the role of genetic loci requires testing candidate gene function, often in non-model species... Read More about Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera.

The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes (2019)
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Meier, J. I., Stelkens, R. B., Joyce, D. A., Mwaiko, S., Phiri, N., Schliewen, U. K., …Seehausen, O. (2019). The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes. Nature communications, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z

© 2019, The Author(s). The process of adaptive radiation wasclassically hypothesized to require isolation of a lineage from its source (no gene flow) and from related species (no competition). Alternatively, hybridization between species may generate... Read More about The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes.

The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species (2019)
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Faber-Hammond, J. J., Renn, S. C., Venkatesh, B., Faber-Hammond, J. J., Bezault, E., Lunt, D. H., …Renn, S. C. P. (2019). The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(10), 2856-2874. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz185

© 2019 Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019. This work is written by US Government employees and is in the public domain in the US. The initial sequencing of five cichlid genomes revea... Read More about The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species.

The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi (2017)
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Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., Hahn, C., Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi. Evolution Letters, 1(4), 184-198. https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.20

Deepwater environments are characterized by low levels of available light at narrow spectra, great hydrostatic pressure, and low levels of dissolved oxygen—conditions predicted to exert highly specific selection pressures. In Lake Malawi over 800 cic... Read More about The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi.

Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish (2017)
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Magalhaes, I. S., Smith, A. M., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish. Scientific reports, 7(1), Article 41128. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41128

The strategies and traits males evolve to mate with females are incredible in their diversity. Theory on the evolution of secondary sexual characters suggests that evolving any costly trait or strategy will pay off and stabilise in the population if... Read More about Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish.

Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] (2015)
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Morrell, L. J., & Joyce, D. A. (2015). Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 4, Article 64. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.6207.1

Audience response systems (‘clickers’) are frequently used to promote participation in large lecture classes, and evidence suggests that they convey a number of benefits to students, including improved academic performance and student satisfaction. T... Read More about Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved].

Secondary contact seeds phenotypic novelty in cichlid fishes (2015)
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Nichols, P., Genner, M. J., van Oosterhout, C., Smith, A., Parsons, P., Sungani, H., …Joyce, D. A. (2015). Secondary contact seeds phenotypic novelty in cichlid fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1798), Article ARTN 20142272. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2272

Theory proposes that genomic admixture between formerly reproductively isolated populations can generate phenotypic novelty for selection to act upon. Secondary contact may therefore be a significant promoter of phenotypic novelty that allows species... Read More about Secondary contact seeds phenotypic novelty in cichlid fishes.

Gene duplication in an African cichlid adaptive radiation (2014)
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Machado, H. E., Jui, G., Joyce, D. A., Reilly, C. R. L., Lunt, D. H., & Renn, S. C. (2014). Gene duplication in an African cichlid adaptive radiation. BMC Genomics, 15(1), 161. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-15-161

Background Gene duplication is a source of evolutionary innovation and can contribute to the divergence of lineages; however, the relative importance of this process remains to be determined. The explosive divergence of the African cichlid adaptive r... Read More about Gene duplication in an African cichlid adaptive radiation.

Altering an extended phenotype reduces intraspecific male aggression and can maintain diversity in cichlid fish (2013)
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Joyce, D. A., Croft, G. E., & Magalhaes, I. S. (2013). Altering an extended phenotype reduces intraspecific male aggression and can maintain diversity in cichlid fish. PeerJ, 1(1), e209. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.209

Reduced male aggression towards different phenotypes generating negative frequency-dependent intrasexual selection has been suggested as a mechanism to facilitate the invasion and maintenance of novel phenotypes in a population. To date, the best emp... Read More about Altering an extended phenotype reduces intraspecific male aggression and can maintain diversity in cichlid fish.

Comparative analysis of teleost genome sequences reveals an ancient intron size expansion in the zebrafish lineage (2011)
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Moss, S. P., Joyce, D. A., Humphries, S., Tindall, K. J., & Lunt, D. H. (2011). Comparative analysis of teleost genome sequences reveals an ancient intron size expansion in the zebrafish lineage. Genome Biology and Evolution, 3(1), 1187-1196. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evr090

We have developed a bioinformatics pipeline for the comparative evolutionary analysis of Ensembl genomes and have used it to analyze the introns of the five available teleost fish genomes. We show our pipeline to be a powerful tool for revealing vari... Read More about Comparative analysis of teleost genome sequences reveals an ancient intron size expansion in the zebrafish lineage.