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

Hoogleraar Evolutionaire Genetica

prof. dr. L.W. (Leo W) Beukeboom
050 36 32092 (Janka van den Berg, Mon 08.30-15.00h, Tue 08.30-16.00h, Thu 08.30-16.00h)


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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.

  1. The Evolution of Sex Determination

    Beukeboom, L. W. & Perrin, N. 12-Jun-2014 Oxford: Oxford University Press & British Academy. 240 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

    Sharma, A., Heinze, S. D., Wu, Y., Kohlbrenner, T., Morilla, I., Brunner, C., Wimmer, E. A., van de Zande, L., Robinson, M. D., Beukeboom, L. W. & Bopp, D. 2017 In : Science. 356, 6338, p. 642-645 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Meijer, K., Schilthuizen, M., Beukeboom, L. & Smit, C. 21-Dec-2016 In : PeerJ. 4, 15 p., e2778

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Paolucci, S., Salis, L., Vermeulen, C. J., Beukeboom, L. W. & van de Zande, L. Oct-2016 In : Molecular Ecology. 25, 19, p. 4805-4817 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Ma, W-J., Pannebakker, B. A., van de Zande, L., Schwander, T., Wertheim, B. & Beukeboom, L. W. 12-May-2015 In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15, 1, 12 p., 84

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Ma, W. -J., Vavre, F. & Beukeboom, L. W. 2014 In : Sexual development. 8, 1-3, p. 59-73 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. Data from: Population-level consequences of complementary sex determination in a solitary parasitoid

    de Boer, J. (Creator), Groenen, M. A. (Creator), Pannebakker, B. (Creator), Beukeboom, L. (Creator), Kraus, R. H. S. (Creator), University of Groningen, 20-May-2015


  2. Data from: Cuticular hydrocarbon divergence in the jewel wasp Nasonia: Evolutionary shifts in chemical communication channels?

    Buellesbach, J. (Creator), Gadau, J. (Creator), Beukeboom, L. (Creator), Echinger, F. (Creator), Raychoudhury, R. (Creator), Werren, J. H. (Creator), Schmitt, T. (Creator), University of Groningen, 29-Aug-2013


  3. Data from: Sex determination meltdown upon biological control introduction of the parasitoid Cotesia rubecula?

    de Boer, J. (Creator), Kuijper, A. (Creator), Heimpel, G. E. (Creator), Beukeboom, L. (Creator), University of Groningen, 22-Jun-2012


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  1. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (Journal)

    Beukeboom, L. (Editor)
    2015 → …

    Activity: ScientificEditorial activity

  2. Animal Biology (Journal)

    Beukeboom, L. (Editorial board member)
    2010 → …

    Activity: ScientificEditorial activity

  3. 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology

    Beukeboom, L. (Organiser)

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  4. European Society for Evolutionary Biology (External organisation)

    Beukeboom, L. (Member)

    Activity: ScientificMembership of network

  5. European Research Council (ERC) (External organisation)

    Beukeboom, L. (Member)

    Activity: ScientificMembership of committee

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Press / Media
  1. Insects

    Leo Beukeboom & Raymond Klaassen


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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