Publications

Gu L, Reilly PF, Lewis JJ, Reed RD, Andolfatto P, Walters JR. 2019. Dichotomy of dosage compensation along the neo Z chromosome of the monarch butterfly. 2019, Current Biology, in press

 

Whittington E, Karr TL, Mongue AJ, Dorus S, and Walters JR. 2019. Evolutionary proteomics reveals distinct patterns of complexity and divergence between lepidopteran sperm morphs. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(7), 1838–1846.

 

Mongue, AJ, Hansen ME, Gu L, Sorenson CE, and Walters  JR. 2019. Nonfertilizing sperm in Lepidoptera show little evidence for recurrent positive selection. Molecular Ecology, 18(2), 205–14.

 

Wan F, Yin C, Tang R, <53 other co-authors>, Xiong R, Walters JR, and Li F.  2019. A chromosome-level genome assembly of Cydia pomonella provides insights into chemical ecology and insecticide resistance. Nature Communications 10:4237, 1–14.

 

Tan WH, Acevedo T, Harris EV, Alcaide TY, Walters JR, Hunter MD, Gerardo NM, and deRoode JC. 2019. Transcriptomics of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) reveals that toxic host plants alter expression of detoxification genes and down‐regulate a small number of immune genes. Molecular Ecology, 7(5), 651–19.

 

Li F,  Zhao X, Li M, He K, Huang C, Zhou Y, Li Z, and Walters JR. 2019. Insect genomes: progress and challenges. Insect Molecular Biology, 120(7), 2077–20.

 

Yin C, Li M, Hu J, Lang K, Chen Q, Liu J, Guo D, He K, Dong Y, Luo J, Ye M, Song Y, Walters JR,  Zhang W, and Li F. 2018. The genome of the parasitoid wasp Macrocentrus cingulum provides new insights into polyembryony and immune evasion. BMC Genomics 19(1), 420.

 

Whittington E, Forsythe D, Borziak K, Karr T, Walters JR, and Dorus S. 2017. Comparative proteomics of dimorphic sperm in Lepidoptera. BMC Genomics, 18(1), 931

 

Mongue AJ and Walters JR. 2017. The Z chromosome is enriched for sperm proteins in two divergent species of Lepidoptera. Genome. 61(4), 248–253

 

Whittington E, Forsythe D, Borziak K, Karr TL, Walters JR, & Dorus S. 2017. Contrasting patterns of evolutionary constraint and novelty revealed by comparative sperm proteomic analysis in Lepidoptera. BMC Genomics, 18(1), 931.

 

Mongue AJ, Nguyen P, Voleníková A, and Walters JR. 2017. Neo-sex Chromosomes in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics., 7(10), 3281–3294.

 

Gu L and Walters JR. 2017. Evolution of Sex Chromosome Dosage Compensation in Animals: A Beautiful Theory, Undermined by Facts and Bedeviled by Details. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(9), 2461–2476.

 

Gu L, Walters JR, and Knipple DC 2017. Conserved patterns of sex chromosome dosage compensation in the Lepidoptera (WZ/ZZ): insights from a moth neo-Z chromosome. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(3), 802–816.

 

Manduca Genome Consortium (including JR Walters). 2016. Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta. Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 76, 118-147

 

Walters JR, Hardcastle TJ, and Jiggins CD. 2015.  Sex chromosome dosage compensation in Heliconius butterflies: global yet still incomplete? Genome Biology & Evolution, 7, 2545–2559.

 

Karr, TL and Walters JR.  2015. Panning for sperm gold: Isolation and purification of apyrene and eupyrene sperm from lepidopterans.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 63, 152–158.

 

Harpel D, Cullen DA, Ott SR, Jiggins CD, Walters JR. 2015. Pollen feeding proteomics: salivary proteins of the passion flower butterfly, Heliconius melpomene. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 63:7-13.

 

Whittington E, Zhao Q, Borziak K, Walters JR, and Dorus S. 2015. Characterisation of the Manduca sexta sperm proteome: Genetic novelty underlying sperm composition in Lepidoptera. Insect biochemistry and molecular biology.  62:183-193.

 

Martin SH, Dasmahapatra KK, Nadeau NN, Salazar C, Walters JR, Blaxter M, Manica A, Mallet J, and Jiggins CD. 2013. Genome-wide evidence for speciation with gene flow in Heliconius butterflies.  Genome Research 23, 1817–1828.

 

Briscoe AD, Munos AM, Kozak KM, Walters JR, Yuan F, Jamie GA, Martin, SH, Jacuin-Joly E, & Jiggins CD.  2013. Female behaviour drives expression and evolution of gustatory receptors in butterflies. PLoS Genetics, 9, e1003620.

 

 

Heliconius Genome Consortium*.  2012 . Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species. Nature, 487, 94–98. (*Dasmahapatra & Walters, co-first authors)

 

Walters JR, Stafford C, Hardcastle, TJ & Jiggins CD.  2012. Evaluating female remating rates in light of spermatophore degradation in Heliconius butterflies: pupal‐mating monandry versus adult‐mating polyandry. Ecological Entomology, 37, 257–268.

 

Walters JR & Hardcastle TJ.  2011. Getting a full dose? Reconsidering sex chromosome dosage compensation in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Genome Biology and Evolution, 3, 491–504.

 

Walters, JR & Harrison RG.  2011. Decoupling of rapid and adaptive evolution among seminal fluid proteins in heliconius butterflies with divergent mating systems. Evolution, 65, 2855–2871.

 

 

Walters JR & Harrison RG.  2010. Combined EST and proteomic analysis identifies rapidly evolving seminal fluid proteins in Heliconius butterflies. Mol Biol Evol. 27 (9):2000-13.

 

 

Maroja LM, Andres JA, Walters JR, & Harrison RG.  2009.  Multiple barriers to gene exchange in a field cricket hybrid zone.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 97:2 390-402.

 

 

Walters JR & Harrison RG. 2008.  EST analysis of male accessory glands from Heliconius butterflies with divergent mating systems.  BMC genomics, 9: 593.

 

 

Papa R, Morrison CM, Walters JR, Counterman BA, Chen R, Halder G, Roberts L, Kapan DD, Jiggins CD, Reed RD, McMillan WO.  2008.  Highly conserved gene order and numerous novel repetitive elements in genomic regions linked to wing pattern variation in Heliconius butterflies.  BMC Genomics 9: 345.

 

 

Wright TF, Johns PM, Walters JR, Lerner AP, Swallow JG and Wilkinson GS. 2004. Microsatellite variation among divergent populations of stalk-eyed flies, genus Cyrtodiopsis.  Genetical Research 84(1) 27-40.

 

 

Graustein A, Gaspar JM, Walters JR, Palopoli MF.  2002.  Levels of DNA polymorphism vary with mating system in the nematode genus Caenorhabditis.  Genetics. 161 (1) 99-107.