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Karyotypes versus Genomes: The Nymphalid Butterflies Melitaea cinxia, Danaus plexippus, and D. chrysippus.

Traut W, Ahola V, Smith DAS, Gordon IJ, Ffrench-Constant RH.

Cytogenet Genome Res. 2017;153(1):46-53. doi: 10.1159/000484032. Epub 2017 Nov 2.


Does resistance really carry a fitness cost?

Ffrench-Constant RH, Bass C.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2017 Jun;21:39-46. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.04.011. Epub 2017 May 22. Review.


Ion channels as insecticide targets.

Ffrench-Constant RH, Williamson MS, Davies TG, Bass C.

J Neurogenet. 2016 Sep - Dec;30(3-4):163-177. Epub 2016 Nov 2. Review.


Light pollution is associated with earlier tree budburst across the United Kingdom.

Ffrench-Constant RH, Somers-Yeates R, Bennie J, Economou T, Hodgson D, Spalding A, McGregor PK.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jun 29;283(1833). pii: 20160813. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0813.


The gene cortex controls mimicry and crypsis in butterflies and moths.

Nadeau NJ, Pardo-Diaz C, Whibley A, Supple MA, Saenko SV, Wallbank RW, Wu GC, Maroja L, Ferguson L, Hanly JJ, Hines H, Salazar C, Merrill RM, Dowling AJ, ffrench-Constant RH, Llaurens V, Joron M, McMillan WO, Jiggins CD.

Nature. 2016 Jun 2;534(7605):106-10. doi: 10.1038/nature17961.


Butterfly gene flow goes berserk.

Ffrench-Constant RH.

Genome Biol. 2016 Feb 27;17:30. doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-0898-z.


From Insect to Man: Photorhabdus Sheds Light on the Emergence of Human Pathogenicity.

Mulley G, Beeton ML, Wilkinson P, Vlisidou I, Ockendon-Powell N, Hapeshi A, Tobias NJ, Nollmann FI, Bode HB, van den Elsen J, ffrench-Constant RH, Waterfield NR.

PLoS One. 2015 Dec 17;10(12):e0144937. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144937. eCollection 2015.


What's in the Gift? Towards a Molecular Dissection of Nuptial Feeding in a Cricket.

Pauchet Y, Wielsch N, Wilkinson PA, Sakaluk SK, Svatoš A, ffrench-Constant RH, Hunt J, Heckel DG.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 6;10(10):e0140191. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140191. eCollection 2015.


White butterflies as solar photovoltaic concentrators.

Shanks K, Senthilarasu S, Ffrench-Constant RH, Mallick TK.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 31;5:12267. doi: 10.1038/srep12267.


Genomics: Of monarchs and migration.

Ffrench-Constant RH.

Nature. 2014 Oct 16;514(7522):314-5. doi: 10.1038/nature13757. Epub 2014 Oct 1. No abstract available.


Insecticide resistance comes of age.

Ffrench-Constant RH.

Genome Biol. 2014 Feb 25;15(2):106. doi: 10.1186/gb4162.


Horizontal gene transfer and functional diversification of plant cell wall degrading polygalacturonases: Key events in the evolution of herbivory in beetles.

Kirsch R, Gramzow L, Theißen G, Siegfried BD, Ffrench-Constant RH, Heckel DG, Pauchet Y.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2014 Sep;52:33-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.06.008. Epub 2014 Jun 28.


Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus.

Timmermans MJ, Baxter SW, Clark R, Heckel DG, Vogel H, Collins S, Papanicolaou A, Fukova I, Joron M, Thompson MJ, Jiggins CD, ffrench-Constant RH, Vogler AP.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Jul 22;281(1787). pii: 20140465. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0465. Epub 2014 Jun 11.


Sex, butterflies and molecular biology: when pigmentation met mimicry.

Ffrench-Constant RH.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2014 Jul;27(4):507-8. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12260. Epub 2014 May 22. No abstract available.


Molecular evolution of glycoside hydrolase genes in the Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera).

Eyun SI, Wang H, Pauchet Y, Ffrench-Constant RH, Benson AK, Valencia-Jiménez A, Moriyama EN, Siegfried BD.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 9;9(4):e94052. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094052. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102818.


The molecular genetics of insecticide resistance.

Ffrench-Constant RH.

Genetics. 2013 Aug;194(4):807-15. doi: 10.1534/genetics.112.141895. Review.


Wing shape variation associated with mimicry in butterflies.

Jones RT, Le Poul Y, Whibley AC, Mérot C, ffrench-Constant RH, Joron M.

Evolution. 2013 Aug;67(8):2323-34. doi: 10.1111/evo.12114. Epub 2013 Apr 24.


Cytochrome P450-encoding genes from the Heliconius genome as candidates for cyanogenesis.

Chauhan R, Jones R, Wilkinson P, Pauchet Y, Ffrench-Constant RH.

Insect Mol Biol. 2013 Oct;22(5):532-40. doi: 10.1111/imb.12042. Epub 2013 Jul 3.


Shedding light on moths: shorter wavelengths attract noctuids more than geometrids.

Somers-Yeates R, Hodgson D, McGregor PK, Spalding A, Ffrench-Constant RH.

Biol Lett. 2013 May 29;9(4):20130376. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0376. Print 2013 Aug 23.


Microsatellites for the marsh fritillary butterfly: de novo transcriptome sequencing, and a comparison with amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers.

Smee MR, Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, Wee B, Singer MC, ffrench-Constant RH, Hodgson DJ, Mikheyev AS.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54721. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054721. Epub 2013 Jan 21.


Pdl1 is a putative lipase that enhances Photorhabdus toxin complex secretion.

Yang G, Hernández-Rodríguez CS, Beeton ML, Wilkinson P, Ffrench-Constant RH, Waterfield NR.

PLoS Pathog. 2012;8(5):e1002692. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002692. Epub 2012 May 17.


Butterfly wing colours are driven by the evolution of developmental heterochrony. Butterfly wing colours and patterning by numbers.

ffrench-Constant RH.

Heredity (Edinb). 2012 Jun;108(6):592-3. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2012.6. Epub 2012 Feb 29. No abstract available.


Over-expression of a cytochrome P450 is associated with resistance to pyriproxyfen in the greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum.

Karatolos N, Williamson MS, Denholm I, Gorman K, Ffrench-Constant RH, Bass C.

PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031077. Epub 2012 Feb 8.


Genomic islands of divergence in hybridizing Heliconius butterflies identified by large-scale targeted sequencing.

Nadeau NJ, Whibley A, Jones RT, Davey JW, Dasmahapatra KK, Baxter SW, Quail MA, Joron M, ffrench-Constant RH, Blaxter ML, Mallet J, Jiggins CD.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Feb 5;367(1587):343-53. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0198.


Chromosomal rearrangements maintain a polymorphic supergene controlling butterfly mimicry.

Joron M, Frezal L, Jones RT, Chamberlain NL, Lee SF, Haag CR, Whibley A, Becuwe M, Baxter SW, Ferguson L, Wilkinson PA, Salazar C, Davidson C, Clark R, Quail MA, Beasley H, Glithero R, Lloyd C, Sims S, Jones MC, Rogers J, Jiggins CD, ffrench-Constant RH.

Nature. 2011 Aug 14;477(7363):203-6. doi: 10.1038/nature10341.


Evolution of a mimicry supergene from a multilocus architecture.

Jones RT, Salazar PA, ffrench-Constant RH, Jiggins CD, Joron M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Jan 22;279(1727):316-25. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0882. Epub 2011 Jun 15.


DDT resistance, epistasis and male fitness in flies.

Smith DT, Hosken DJ, Rostant WG, Yeo M, Griffin RM, Bretman A, Price TA, Ffrench-Constant RH, Wedell N.

J Evol Biol. 2011 Jun;24(6):1351-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02271.x. Epub 2011 Apr 20.


A serine proteinase homologue, SPH-3, plays a central role in insect immunity.

Felföldi G, Eleftherianos I, Ffrench-Constant RH, Venekei I.

J Immunol. 2011 Apr 15;186(8):4828-34. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1003246. Epub 2011 Mar 11.


Pyrosequencing the transcriptome of the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum reveals multiple transcripts encoding insecticide targets and detoxifying enzymes.

Karatolos N, Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, Chauhan R, Denholm I, Gorman K, Nelson DR, Bass C, ffrench-Constant RH, Williamson MS.

BMC Genomics. 2011 Jan 24;12:56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-56.


Molecular characterization of three genes encoding aminopeptidases N in the poplar leaf beetle Chrysomela tremulae.

van Munster M, le Gleuher M, Pauchet Y, Augustin S, Courtin C, Amichot M, Ffrench-Constant RH, Pauron D.

Insect Mol Biol. 2011 Apr;20(2):267-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2010.01067.x. Epub 2011 Jan 5.


Genome-wide analysis reveals loci encoding anti-macrophage factors in the human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei K96243.

Dowling AJ, Wilkinson PA, Holden MT, Quail MA, Bentley SD, Reger J, Waterfield NR, Titball RW, Ffrench-Constant RH.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 22;5(12):e15693. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015693.


Diversity of beetle genes encoding novel plant cell wall degrading enzymes.

Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, Chauhan R, Ffrench-Constant RH.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 17;5(12):e15635. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015635.


RNA interference in Lepidoptera: an overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design.

Terenius O, Papanicolaou A, Garbutt JS, Eleftherianos I, Huvenne H, Kanginakudru S, Albrechtsen M, An C, Aymeric JL, Barthel A, Bebas P, Bitra K, Bravo A, Chevalier F, Collinge DP, Crava CM, de Maagd RA, Duvic B, Erlandson M, Faye I, Felföldi G, Fujiwara H, Futahashi R, Gandhe AS, Gatehouse HS, Gatehouse LN, Giebultowicz JM, Gómez I, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, Groot AT, Hauser F, Heckel DG, Hegedus DD, Hrycaj S, Huang L, Hull JJ, Iatrou K, Iga M, Kanost MR, Kotwica J, Li C, Li J, Liu J, Lundmark M, Matsumoto S, Meyering-Vos M, Millichap PJ, Monteiro A, Mrinal N, Niimi T, Nowara D, Ohnishi A, Oostra V, Ozaki K, Papakonstantinou M, Popadic A, Rajam MV, Saenko S, Simpson RM, Soberón M, Strand MR, Tomita S, Toprak U, Wang P, Wee CW, Whyard S, Zhang W, Nagaraju J, Ffrench-Constant RH, Herrero S, Gordon K, Swevers L, Smagghe G.

J Insect Physiol. 2011 Feb;57(2):231-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.11.006. Epub 2010 Nov 20. Review.


Dissecting the immune response to the entomopathogen Photorhabdus.

Eleftherianos I, ffrench-Constant RH, Clarke DJ, Dowling AJ, Reynolds SE.

Trends Microbiol. 2010 Dec;18(12):552-60. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2010.09.006. Epub 2010 Oct 28. Review.


The KdpD/KdpE two-component system of Photorhabdus asymbiotica promotes bacterial survival within M. sexta hemocytes.

Vlisidou I, Eleftherianos I, Dorus S, Yang G, ffrench-Constant RH, Reynolds SE, Waterfield NR.

J Invertebr Pathol. 2010 Nov;105(3):352-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2010.09.020. Epub 2010 Oct 8.


A robust phylogenetic framework for the bacterial genus Photorhabdus and its use in studying the evolution and maintenance of bioluminescence: a case for 16S, gyrB, and glnA.

Peat SM, Ffrench-Constant RH, Waterfield NR, Marokházi J, Fodor A, Adams BJ.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 Nov;57(2):728-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.012. Epub 2010 Aug 21.


New plasmids and putative virulence factors from the draft genome of an Australian clinical isolate of Photorhabdus asymbiotica.

Wilkinson P, Paszkiewicz K, Moorhouse A, Szubert JM, Beatson S, Gerrard J, Waterfield NR, Ffrench-Constant RH.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010 Aug 1;309(2):136-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2010.02030.x. Epub 2010 Jun 8.


Homology modelling of Drosophila cytochrome P450 enzymes associated with insecticide resistance.

Jones RT, Bakker SE, Stone D, Shuttleworth SN, Boundy S, McCart C, Daborn PJ, ffrench-Constant RH, van den Elsen JM.

Pest Manag Sci. 2010 Oct;66(10):1106-15. doi: 10.1002/ps.1986.


Probing the tri-trophic interaction between insects, nematodes and Photorhabdus.

Eleftherianos I, Joyce S, Ffrench-Constant RH, Clarke DJ, Reynolds SE.

Parasitology. 2010 Sep;137(11):1695-706. doi: 10.1017/S0031182010000508. Epub 2010 May 26.


Photorhabdus adhesion modification protein (Pam) binds extracellular polysaccharide and alters bacterial attachment.

Jones RT, Sanchez-Contreras M, Vlisidou I, Amos MR, Yang G, Muñoz-Berbel X, Upadhyay A, Potter UJ, Joyce SA, Ciche TA, Jenkins AT, Bagby S, Ffrench-Constant RH, Waterfield NR.

BMC Microbiol. 2010 May 12;10:141. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-10-141.


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

Counterman BA, Araujo-Perez F, Hines HM, Baxter SW, Morrison CM, Lindstrom DP, Papa R, Ferguson L, Joron M, Ffrench-Constant RH, Smith CP, Nielsen DM, Chen R, Jiggins CD, Reed RD, Halder G, Mallet J, McMillan WO.

PLoS Genet. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):e1000796. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000796.


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.


Next generation transcriptomes for next generation genomes using est2assembly.

Papanicolaou A, Stierli R, Ffrench-Constant RH, Heckel DG.

BMC Bioinformatics. 2009 Dec 24;10:447. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-447.


Pyrosequencing the Manduca sexta larval midgut transcriptome: messages for digestion, detoxification and defence.

Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, Vogel H, Nelson DR, Reynolds SE, Heckel DG, ffrench-Constant RH.

Insect Mol Biol. 2010 Feb;19(1):61-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2009.00936.x. Epub 2009 Nov 10.


Variation in sex peptide expression in D. melanogaster.

Smith DT, Hosken DJ, Ffrench-Constant RH, Wedell N.

Genet Res (Camb). 2009 Aug;91(4):237-42. doi: 10.1017/S0016672309000226.


Drosophila embryos as model systems for monitoring bacterial infection in real time.

Vlisidou I, Dowling AJ, Evans IR, Waterfield N, ffrench-Constant RH, Wood W.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 Jul;5(7):e1000518. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000518. Epub 2009 Jul 17.


Comparative genomics of the emerging human pathogen Photorhabdus asymbiotica with the insect pathogen Photorhabdus luminescens.

Wilkinson P, Waterfield NR, Crossman L, Corton C, Sanchez-Contreras M, Vlisidou I, Barron A, Bignell A, Clark L, Ormond D, Mayho M, Bason N, Smith F, Simmonds M, Churcher C, Harris D, Thompson NR, Quail M, Parkhill J, Ffrench-Constant RH.

BMC Genomics. 2009 Jul 7;10:302. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-302.


Induced nitric oxide synthesis in the gut of Manduca sexta protects against oral infection by the bacterial pathogen Photorhabdus luminescens.

Eleftherianos I, Felföldi G, ffrench-Constant RH, Reynolds SE.

Insect Mol Biol. 2009 Aug;18(4):507-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2009.00899.x. Epub 2009 Jun 15.


Plasmatocyte-spreading peptide (PSP) plays a central role in insect cellular immune defenses against bacterial infection.

Eleftherianos I, Xu M, Yadi H, Ffrench-Constant RH, Reynolds SE.

J Exp Biol. 2009 Jun;212(Pt 12):1840-8. doi: 10.1242/jeb.026278.


Pyrosequencing of the midgut transcriptome of the poplar leaf beetle Chrysomela tremulae reveals new gene families in Coleoptera.

Pauchet Y, Wilkinson P, van Munster M, Augustin S, Pauron D, ffrench-Constant RH.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2009 May-Jun;39(5-6):403-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.04.001. Epub 2009 Apr 11.


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