Publications

Parker, D. J., Zaborowska, J., Ritchie, M. G., Vahed, K. 2017. Paternity analysis of wild-caught females shows that sperm package size and placement influence fertilization success in the bushcricket Pholidoptera griseoapteraMolecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.14089. [pdf]

Vigoder, F. M*., Parker D. J*., Cook, N., Tournière, O., Sneddon, T., Ritchie, M. G. 2016. Inducing cold-sensitivity in the frigophilic fly Drosophila montana by RNAiPLoS ONE. 11: e0165724. [pdf]
* these authors contributed equally to this work

Kankare, M., Parker, D. J., Merisalo, M., Salminen, T. S., Hoikkala, A. 2016. Transcriptional differences between diapausing and non-diapausing D. montana females reared under the same photoperiod and temperature. PLoS ONE. 11: e0161852. [pdf]

Parker, D. J., Ritchie, M. G., Kankare, M. 2016. Preparing for winter: the transcriptomic response associated with different day lengths in Drosophila montana. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. 3: 1373-81. [pdf]

Cunningham, C. B., Ji, L., Wiberg, R. A. W., Shelton, J. M., McKinney, E. C., Parker, D. J., Meagher, R. B., Benowitz, K. M., Roy-Zokan, E. M., Ritchie, M. G., Brown, S. J., Schmitz, R. J., Moore A. J. 2015. The genome and methylome of a beetle with complex social behavior, Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Genome Biology and Evolution. 7: 3383-3396. [pdf]

Parker, D. J., Cunningham, C. B., Walling, C. A., Stamper, C. E., Head, M. L., Roy-Zokan, E. M., McKinney, E. C., Ritchie, M. G., Moore, A. J. 2015. Transcriptomes of parents identify parenting strategies and sexual conflict in a subsocial beetle. Nature Communications. 6:8449. [pdf]

Longdon, B., Murray, G. G. R., Palmer, W. J., Day, J. P., Parker, D. J., Welch, J. J., Obbard, D. J., and Jiggins, F. M. 2015. The evolution, diversity and host associations of rhabdoviruses. Virus Evolution. 1:vev014. [pdf]

Parker, D. J. Vesala, L., Ritchie, M. G., Laiho, A., Hoikkala, A., and Kankare, M. 2015. How consistent are the transcriptome changes associated with cold acclimation in two species of the Drosophila virilis group? Heredity. 115:13-21. [pdf]

Neville, M. C., Nojima, T., Ashley, E., Parker, D. J., Walker, J., Southall, T., Van de Sande, B., Marques, A. C., Fischer, B., Brand, A. H., Russell, S., Ritchie, M. G., Aerts, S., and Goodwin, S. F. 2014. Male-specific Fruitless isoforms target neurodevelopmental genes to specify a sexually dimorphic nervous system. Current Biology. 24:229-241. [pdf]

Parker, D. J., Gardiner, A., Neville, M. C., Ritchie, M. G., and Goodwin, S. F. 2014. The evolution of novelty in conserved genes; evidence of positive selection in the Drosophila fruitless gene is localised to alternatively spliced exons. Heredity. 112:300-306. [pdf]

Campos, J. L., Zeng, K., Parker, D. J., Charlesworth, B., and Haddrill, P. R. 2013. Codon usage bias and effective population sizes on the X chromosome versus the autosomes in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30:811-823. [pdf]

Morrissey, M. B., Parker, D. J., Korsten, P., Pemberton, J. M., Kruuk, L. E. B., and Wilson, A. J. 2012. The prediction of adaptive evolution: empirical application of the secondary theorem of selection and comparison to the breeder’s equation. Evolution. 66:2399-2410. [pdf]

Vahed, K. and Parker, D. J. 2012. The Evolution of Large Testes: Sperm Competition or Male Mating Rate? Ethology. 118:107-117. [pdf]

Vahed, K., Parker, D. J. and Gilbert, J. D. J. 2011. Larger testes are associated with a higher level of polyandry, but a smaller ejaculate volume, across bushcricket species (Tettigoniidae). Biology Letters. 7:261-264. [pdf]

Parker, D. J. and Vahed, K. 2010. The intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Journal of Ethology. 28:245-249. [pdf]

Parker, D. J. 2009. Pre- and post-copulatory mate choice in Platygryllus primiformis: cryptic female choice and sexual conflict. Bioscience Horizons. 2:164-171. [pdf]

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