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Disentangling population history and character evolution among hybridizing lineages.

Mullen SP, VanKuren NW, Zhang W, Nallu S, Kristiansen EB, Wuyun Q, Liu K, Hill RI, Briscoe AD, Kronforst MR.

Mol Biol Evol. 2020 Jan 13. pii: msaa004. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msaa004. [Epub ahead of print]


A shared genetic basis of mimicry across swallowtail butterflies points to ancestral co-option of doublesex.

Palmer DH, Kronforst MR.

Nat Commun. 2020 Jan 3;11(1):6. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13859-y.


Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation.

Edelman NB, Frandsen PB, Miyagi M, Clavijo B, Davey J, Dikow RB, García-Accinelli G, Van Belleghem SM, Patterson N, Neafsey DE, Challis R, Kumar S, Moreira GRP, Salazar C, Chouteau M, Counterman BA, Papa R, Blaxter M, Reed RD, Dasmahapatra KK, Kronforst M, Joron M, Jiggins CD, McMillan WO, Di Palma F, Blumberg AJ, Wakeley J, Jaffe D, Mallet J.

Science. 2019 Nov 1;366(6465):594-599. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw2090.


Comparative Transcriptomics Provides Insights into Reticulate and Adaptive Evolution of a Butterfly Radiation.

Zhang W, Leon-Ricardo BX, van Schooten B, Van Belleghem SM, Counterman BA, McMillan WO, Kronforst MR, Papa R.

Genome Biol Evol. 2019 Oct 1;11(10):2963-2975. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evz202.


Butterfly Mimicry Polymorphisms Highlight Phylogenetic Limits of Gene Reuse in the Evolution of Diverse Adaptations.

VanKuren NW, Massardo D, Nallu S, Kronforst MR.

Mol Biol Evol. 2019 Dec 1;36(12):2842-2853. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz194.


Monarch butterflies use an environmentally sensitive, internal timer to control overwintering dynamics.

Green DA 2nd, Kronforst MR.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Aug;28(16):3642-3655. doi: 10.1111/mec.15178. Epub 2019 Sep 8.


Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies.

Tenger-Trolander A, Lu W, Noyes M, Kronforst MR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 16;116(29):14671-14676. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1904690116. Epub 2019 Jun 24.


Female mate choice is a reproductive isolating barrier in Heliconius butterflies.

Southcott L, Kronforst MR.

Ethology. 2018 Dec;124(12):862-869. doi: 10.1111/eth.12818. Epub 2018 Nov 14.


Genomic Takeover by Transposable Elements in the Strawberry Poison Frog.

Rogers RL, Zhou L, Chu C, Márquez R, Corl A, Linderoth T, Freeborn L, MacManes MD, Xiong Z, Zheng J, Guo C, Xun X, Kronforst MR, Summers K, Wu Y, Yang H, Richards-Zawacki CL, Zhang G, Nielsen R.

Mol Biol Evol. 2018 Dec 1;35(12):2913-2927. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msy185.


Aristaless Controls Butterfly Wing Color Variation Used in Mimicry and Mate Choice.

Westerman EL, VanKuren NW, Massardo D, Tenger-Trolander A, Zhang W, Hill RI, Perry M, Bayala E, Barr K, Chamberlain N, Douglas TE, Buerkle N, Palmer SE, Kronforst MR.

Curr Biol. 2018 Nov 5;28(21):3469-3474.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.051. Epub 2018 Oct 25.


Experimental field tests of Batesian mimicry in the swallowtail butterfly Papilio polytes.

Palmer DH, Tan YQ, Finkbeiner SD, Briscoe AD, Monteiro A, Kronforst MR.

Ecol Evol. 2018 Jul 12;8(15):7657-7666. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4207. eCollection 2018 Aug.


The molecular genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and their host plants.

Nallu S, Hill JA, Don K, Sahagun C, Zhang W, Meslin C, Snell-Rood E, Clark NL, Morehouse NI, Bergelson J, Wheat CW, Kronforst MR.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Sep;2(9):1418-1427. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0629-9. Epub 2018 Aug 3.


Transitions from Single- to Multi-Locus Processes during Speciation with Gene Flow.

Schilling MP, Mullen SP, Kronforst M, Safran RJ, Nosil P, Feder JL, Gompert Z, Flaxman SM.

Genes (Basel). 2018 May 24;9(6). pii: E274. doi: 10.3390/genes9060274.


Frequency dependence shapes the adaptive landscape of imperfect Batesian mimicry.

Finkbeiner SD, Salazar PA, Nogales S, Rush CE, Briscoe AD, Hill RI, Kronforst MR, Willmott KR, Mullen SP.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Apr 11;285(1876). pii: 20172786. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2786.


Subtle variation in size and shape of the whole forewing and the red band among co-mimics revealed by geometric morphometric analysis in Heliconius butterflies.

Rossato DO, Boligon D, Fornel R, Kronforst MR, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GRP.

Ecol Evol. 2018 Feb 19;8(6):3280-3295. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3916. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Does male preference play a role in maintaining female limited polymorphism in a Batesian mimetic butterfly?

Westerman EL, Letchinger R, Tenger-Trolander A, Massardo D, Palmer D, Kronforst MR.

Behav Processes. 2018 May;150:47-58. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.02.014. Epub 2018 Feb 19.


Tracing the origin and evolution of supergene mimicry in butterflies.

Zhang W, Westerman E, Nitzany E, Palmer S, Kronforst MR.

Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 7;8(1):1269. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01370-1.


Macroevolutionary shifts of WntA function potentiate butterfly wing-pattern diversity.

Mazo-Vargas A, Concha C, Livraghi L, Massardo D, Wallbank RWR, Zhang L, Papador JD, Martinez-Najera D, Jiggins CD, Kronforst MR, Breuker CJ, Reed RD, Patel NH, McMillan WO, Martin A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 3;114(40):10701-10706. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708149114. Epub 2017 Sep 18.


A neutral view of the evolving genomic architecture of speciation.

Southcott L, Kronforst MR.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Jul 6;7(16):6358-6366. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3190. eCollection 2017 Aug.


Genome-wide introgression among distantly related Heliconius butterfly species.

Zhang W, Dasmahapatra KK, Mallet J, Moreira GR, Kronforst MR.

Genome Biol. 2016 Feb 27;17:25. doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-0889-0.


Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies.

Li X, Fan D, Zhang W, Liu G, Zhang L, Zhao L, Fang X, Chen L, Dong Y, Chen Y, Ding Y, Zhao R, Feng M, Zhu Y, Feng Y, Jiang X, Zhu D, Xiang H, Feng X, Li S, Wang J, Zhang G, Kronforst MR, Wang W.

Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 10;6:8212. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9212.


Divergence and gene flow among Darwin's finches: A genome-wide view of adaptive radiation driven by interspecies allele sharing.

Palmer DH, Kronforst MR.

Bioessays. 2015 Sep;37(9):968-74. doi: 10.1002/bies.201500047. Epub 2015 Jul 22. Review.


The functional basis of wing patterning in Heliconius butterflies: the molecules behind mimicry.

Kronforst MR, Papa R.

Genetics. 2015 May;200(1):1-19. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.172387. Review.


Exploring the molecular basis of monarch butterfly color pattern variation: a response to A. Hume's 'Myosin--a monarch of pigment transport?'.

Kronforst MR.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Mar;28(2):127-30. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12353. No abstract available.


Serial founder effects and genetic differentiation during worldwide range expansion of monarch butterflies.

Pierce AA, Zalucki MP, Bangura M, Udawatta M, Kronforst MR, Altizer S, Haeger JF, de Roode JC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Dec 22;281(1797). pii: 20142230. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2230.


Diversification of the silverspot butterflies (Nymphalidae) in the Neotropics inferred from multi-locus DNA sequences.

Massardo D, Fornel R, Kronforst M, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GR.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2015 Jan;82 Pt A:156-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.09.018. Epub 2014 Oct 6.


The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning colouration.

Zhan S, Zhang W, Niitepõld K, Hsu J, Haeger JF, Zalucki MP, Altizer S, de Roode JC, Reppert SM, Kronforst MR.

Nature. 2014 Oct 16;514(7522):317-21. doi: 10.1038/nature13812. Epub 2014 Oct 1.


Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies.

Gallant JR, Imhoff VE, Martin A, Savage WK, Chamberlain NL, Pote BL, Peterson C, Smith GE, Evans B, Reed RD, Kronforst MR, Mullen SP.

Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 8;5:4817. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5817.


Phylogeography of Heliconius cydno and its closest relatives: disentangling their origin and diversification.

Arias CF, Salazar C, Rosales C, Kronforst MR, Linares M, Bermingham E, McMillan WO.

Mol Ecol. 2014 Aug;23(16):4137-52. doi: 10.1111/mec.12844. Epub 2014 Jul 22.


doublesex is a mimicry supergene.

Kunte K, Zhang W, Tenger-Trolander A, Palmer DH, Martin A, Reed RD, Mullen SP, Kronforst MR.

Nature. 2014 Mar 13;507(7491):229-32. doi: 10.1038/nature13112. Epub 2014 Mar 5.


Hybridization reveals the evolving genomic architecture of speciation.

Kronforst MR, Hansen ME, Crawford NG, Gallant JR, Zhang W, Kulathinal RJ, Kapan DD, Mullen SP.

Cell Rep. 2013 Nov 14;5(3):666-77. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.042. Epub 2013 Oct 31.


Do Heliconius butterfly species exchange mimicry alleles?

Smith J, Kronforst MR.

Biol Lett. 2013 Jul 17;9(4):20130503. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0503. Print 2013 Aug 23.


Genome-wide characterization of adaptation and speciation in tiger swallowtail butterflies using de novo transcriptome assemblies.

Zhang W, Kunte K, Kronforst MR.

Genome Biol Evol. 2013;5(6):1233-45. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt090.


Cryptic genetic and wing pattern diversity in a mimetic Heliconius butterfly.

Hill RI, Gilbert LE, Kronforst MR.

Mol Ecol. 2013 May;22(10):2760-70. doi: 10.1111/mec.12290. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Diversification of complex butterfly wing patterns by repeated regulatory evolution of a Wnt ligand.

Martin A, Papa R, Nadeau NJ, Hill RI, Counterman BA, Halder G, Jiggins CD, Kronforst MR, Long AD, McMillan WO, Reed RD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 31;109(31):12632-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204800109. Epub 2012 Jul 16.


Mimetic butterflies introgress to impress.

Kronforst MR.

PLoS Genet. 2012;8(6):e1002802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002802. Epub 2012 Jun 21. No abstract available.


Unraveling the thread of nature's tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation.

Kronforst MR, Barsh GS, Kopp A, Mallet J, Monteiro A, Mullen SP, Protas M, Rosenblum EB, Schneider CJ, Hoekstra HE.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2012 Jul;25(4):411-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2012.01014.x. Review.


Wing patterning gene redefines the mimetic history of Heliconius butterflies.

Hines HM, Counterman BA, Papa R, Albuquerque de Moura P, Cardoso MZ, Linares M, Mallet J, Reed RD, Jiggins CD, Kronforst MR, McMillan WO.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 6;108(49):19666-71. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1110096108. Epub 2011 Nov 14.


Sex chromosome mosaicism and hybrid speciation among tiger swallowtail butterflies.

Kunte K, Shea C, Aardema ML, Scriber JM, Juenger TE, Gilbert LE, Kronforst MR.

PLoS Genet. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002274. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002274. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


optix drives the repeated convergent evolution of butterfly wing pattern mimicry.

Reed RD, Papa R, Martin A, Hines HM, Counterman BA, Pardo-Diaz C, Jiggins CD, Chamberlain NL, Kronforst MR, Chen R, Halder G, Nijhout HF, McMillan WO.

Science. 2011 Aug 26;333(6046):1137-41. doi: 10.1126/science.1208227. Epub 2011 Jul 21.


Genetic diversity in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum: population differentiation and cryptic species.

Douglas TE, Kronforst MR, Queller DC, Strassmann JE.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011 Sep;60(3):455-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.05.007. Epub 2011 May 14.


Mate preference across the speciation continuum in a clade of mimetic butterflies.

Merrill RM, Gompert Z, Dembeck LM, Kronforst MR, McMillan WO, Jiggins CD.

Evolution. 2011 May;65(5):1489-500. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01216.x. Epub 2011 Jan 20.


Comparative population genetics of a mimicry locus among hybridizing Heliconius butterfly species.

Chamberlain NL, Hill RI, Baxter SW, Jiggins CD, Kronforst MR.

Heredity (Edinb). 2011 Sep;107(3):200-4. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2011.3. Epub 2011 Feb 9.


Comparative population genetics of mimetic Heliconius butterflies in an endangered habitat; Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

de Moura PA, Quek SP, Cardoso MZ, Kronforst MR.

BMC Genet. 2011 Jan 20;12:9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-12-9.


Dissecting comimetic radiations in Heliconius reveals divergent histories of convergent butterflies.

Quek SP, Counterman BA, Albuquerque de Moura P, Cardoso MZ, Marshall CR, McMillan WO, Kronforst MR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 20;107(16):7365-70. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911572107. Epub 2010 Apr 5.


Genomic hotspots for adaptation: the population genetics of Müllerian mimicry in the Heliconius melpomene clade.

Baxter SW, Nadeau NJ, Maroja LS, Wilkinson P, Counterman BA, Dawson A, Beltran M, Perez-Espona S, Chamberlain N, Ferguson L, Clark R, Davidson C, Glithero R, Mallet J, McMillan WO, Kronforst M, Joron M, Ffrench-Constant RH, Jiggins CD.

PLoS Genet. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):e1000794. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000794.


Phylogeography and sexual macrocyst formation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium giganteum.

Mehdiabadi NJ, Kronforst MR, Queller DC, Strassmann JE.

BMC Evol Biol. 2010 Jan 20;10:17. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-17.


Polymorphic butterfly reveals the missing link in ecological speciation.

Chamberlain NL, Hill RI, Kapan DD, Gilbert LE, Kronforst MR.

Science. 2009 Nov 6;326(5954):847-50. doi: 10.1126/science.1179141.


Phylogeny, reproductive isolation and kin recognition in the social amoeba Dictyostelium purpureum.

Mehdiabadi NJ, Kronforst MR, Queller DC, Strassmann JE.

Evolution. 2009 Feb;63(2):542-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00574.x.


Gene flow and the genealogical history of Heliconius heurippa.

Salazar C, Jiggins CD, Taylor JE, Kronforst MR, Linares M.

BMC Evol Biol. 2008 May 2;8:132. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-132.

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