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prof. dr. L.W. (Leo W) Beukeboom

Professor Evolutionary Genetics
prof. dr. L.W. (Leo W) Beukeboom
Telephone:
Secretary:
+31 50 36 32092 (Janka van den Berg, Mon 08.30-15.00h, Tue 08.30-16.00h, Thu 08.30-16.00h)
E-mail:
l.w.beukeboom rug.nl

Research interests

My expertise field is evolutionary genetics and entomology. My research focuses on the genetics and evolution of insect reproductive modes and behaviour, including mechanisms of sexual and parthenogenetic reproduction, sex determination, haplodiploidy, photoperiodism and life history traits. My main research organisms are parasitoid wasps (Nasonia , Asobara , Leptopilina ) and flies ( Musca, Drosophila ). I also have an interest in rearing insects for food and feed, insect pest control and biological control.

Publications

The Evolution of Sex Determination

Male sex in houseflies is determined by Mdmd, a paralog of the generic splice factor gene CWC22

Evidence for involvement of a transformer paralog in sex determination of the wasp Leptopilina clavipes

Maternal provision of transformer-2 is required for female development and embryo viability in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis

A review and meta-analysis of the enemy release hypothesis in plant-herbivorous insect systems

QTL analysis of the photoperiodic response and clinal distribution of period alleles in Nasonia vitripennis

Diploid males support a two-step mechanism of endosymbiont-induced thelytoky in a parasitoid wasp

Phylogenetic distribution and evolutionary dynamics of the sex determination genes doublesex and transformer in insects

Manipulation of arthropod sex determination by endosymbionts: Diversity and molecular mechanisms

Hybrid incompatibilities in the parasitic wasp genus Nasonia: Negative effects of hemizygosity and the identification of transmission ratio distortion loci

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Press/media

Onderzoekers RUG ontdekken waarom wespenvaders alleen maar dochters krijgen

The Great Lockdown - UG researchers deal with the corona crisis

Anger over unexpected closing of Linnaeusborg: ‘Disastrous for research’

The paradox of different house flies with few genetic differences

Insects

What egg-producing housefly males can tell us about the evolution of sex determination

Homo futuris - De evolutie van de toekomstige mens

More integrated measures against Suzuki fruitfly

Waarom moeten wij aan seks doen om kinderen te verwekken?

‘Seks kent een enorme variatie’

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