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

Hoogleraar Evolutionaire Genetica

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

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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.

Publications
  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/ReportBookAcademic

  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 journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Geuverink, E., Kraaijeveld, K., van Leussen, M., Chen, F., Pijpe, J., Linskens, M. H. K., Beukeboom, L. W. & van de Zande, L., Dec-2018, In : Insect Molecular Biology. 27, 6, p. 780-795 imb.12522.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Geuverink, E., Rensink, A. H., Rondeel, I., Beukeboom, L. W., van de Zande, L. & Verhulst, E. C., Nov-2017, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 90, p. 23-33 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. 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 journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  6. 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 journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  7. 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 journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Geuverink, E. & Beukeboom, L. W., 2014, In : Sexual Development. 8, 1-3, p. 38-49 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  9. 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 journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Koevoets, T., Niehuis, O., van de Zande, L. & Beukeboom, L. W., Mar-2012, In : Heredity. 108, 3, p. 302-311 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Datasets
  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

    Dataset

  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

    Dataset

  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

    Dataset

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Activities
  1. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (Journal)

    Leo Beukeboom (Editor)
    2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

  2. Animal Biology (Journal)

    Leo Beukeboom (Editorial board member)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

  3. Organiser of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Personal Health: The 2017 ISEMPH Meeting

    Leo Beukeboom (Organiser)
    20152017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  4. 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology

    Leo Beukeboom (Organiser)
    20152017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  5. European Society for Evolutionary Biology (External organisation)

    Leo Beukeboom (Member)
    20102015

    Activity: MembershipMembership of networkAcademic

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

    Leo Beukeboom (Member)
    20112015

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Insects

    Leo Beukeboom & Raymond Klaassen

    24/05/2018

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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