2020

Freedman, M., J. De Roode, M. Forister, M. R. Kronforst, A. Pierce, C. Schultz, O. Taylor and E. Crone. 2020. Are eastern and western monarch butterflies distinct populations? A review of evidence for ecological, phenotypic, and genetic differentiation and implications for conservation. Preprints: 2020090353.

Márquez, R., T. P. Linderoth, D. Mejía-Vargas, R. Nielsen, A. Amézquita and M. R. Kronforst. 2020. Divergence, gene flow and the origin of leapfrog geographic distributions: The history of color pattern variation in Phyllobates poison-dart frogs. Molecular Ecology 29: 3702-3719. bioRxiv preprint

Tenger-Trolander, A. and M. R. Kronforst. 2020. Migration behaviour of commercial monarchs reared outdoors and wild-derived monarchs reared indoors. Proc. R. Soc. B 287: 20201326.  UChicago Medicine News  Phys.org

Talla, V., A. A. Pierce, K. L. Adams, T. J. B. de Man, S. Nallu, F. X. Villablanca, M. R. Kronforst and J. C. de Roode. 2020. Genomic evidence for gene flow between monarchs with divergent migratory phenotypes and flight performance. Molecular Ecology 29: 2567– 2582. ScienceDaily  YouTube

Massardo, D., N. W. VanKuren, S. Nallu, R. R. Ramos, P. Gusmão, K. L. Silva-Brandão, M. M. Brandão, M. B. Lion, A. V. L. Freitas, M. Z. Cardoso and M. R. Kronforst. 2020. The roles of hybridization and habitat fragmentation in the evolution of Brazil’s enigmatic longwing butterflies, Heliconius nattereri and H. hermathena. BMC Biology 18: 84.

Mullen, S. P., N. W. VanKuren, W. Zhang, S. Nallu, E. B. Kristiansen, Q. Wuyun, K. Liu, R. I. Hill, A. D. Briscoe and M. R. Kronforst. 2020. Disentangling population history and character evolution among hybridizing lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37: 1295-1305.

Palmer, D. H. and M. R. Kronforst. 2020. A shared genetic basis of mimicry across swallowtail butterflies points to ancestral co-option of doublesex. Nature Communications 11: 6.

2019

Edelman, N. B., P. B. Frandsen, M. Miyagi, B. Clavijo, J. Davey, R. B. Dikow, G. Garcia-Accinelli, S. M. Van Belleghem, N. Patterson, D. E. Neafsey, R. Challis, S. Kumar, G. R. P. Moreira, C. Salazar, M. Chouteau, B. A. Counterman, R. Papa, M. Blaxter, R. D. Reed, K. K. Dasmahapatra, M. R. Kronforst, M. Joron, C. D. Jiggins, W. Owen McMillan, F. Di Palma, A. J. Blumberg, J. Wakeley, D. Jaffe and J. Mallet. 2019. Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation. Science 366: 594-599.  Science Perspective  Dryad Data  bioRxiv Preprint  ScienceDaily

Wuyun, Q, N. VanKuren, M. R. Kronforst, S. P. Mullen and K. J. Liu. 2019. Scalable statistical introgression mapping using approximate coalescent-based inference. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics (pp. 504-513). ACM.

Westerman, E., N. Antonson, S. Kreutzmann, A. Peterson, S. Pineda, M. R Kronforst and C. F. Olson-Manning. 2019. Behaviour before beauty: signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes. Ethology 125: 565-574.

VanKuren, N. W., D. Massardo, S. Nallu and M. R. Kronforst. 2019. Butterfly mimicry polymorphisms highlight phylogenetic limits of gene reuse in the evolution of diverse adaptations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36: 2842-2853

Zhang, W., B. X. Leon-Ricardo, B. van Schooten, S. M. Van Belleghem, B. A. Counterman, W. O. McMillan, M. R. Kronforst and R. Papa. 2019. Comparative transcriptomics provides insights into reticulate and adaptive evolution of a butterfly radiation. Genome Biology and Evolution 11: 2963-2975.

Tenger-Trolander, A., W. Lu, M. Noyes and M. R. Kronforst. 2019. Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116: 14671-14676.  Nature News & Views  Science Magazine  The Atlantic  ScienceDaily  Sciworthy  Anthropocene

Green, D. A. and M. R. Kronforst. 2019. Monarch butterflies use an environmentally sensitive, internal timer to control overwintering dynamics. Molecular Ecology 28: 3642-3655. Dryad Data  ScienceDaily  EarthSky

2018

Westerman, E., N. VanKuren, D. Massardo, A. Tenger-Trolander, W. Zhang, R. I. Hill, M. Perry, E. Bayala, K. Barr, N. Chamberlain, T. E. Douglas, N. Buerkle, S. E. Palmer and M. R. Kronforst. 2018. Aristaless controls butterfly wing color variation used in mimicry and mate choice. Current Biology 28: 3469-3474.  ScienceDaily  Futurity  Phys.org

Nallu, S., J. Hill, K. Don, C. Sahagun, W. Zhang, C. Meslin, E. Snell-Rood, N. Clark, N. Morehouse, J. Bergelson, C. Wheat and M. R. Kronforst. 2018. The molecular genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and their host plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1418-1427.  Research Highlight  Behind The Paper

Westerman, E. L., R. Letchinger, A. Tenger-Trolander, D. Massardo, D. Palmer and M. R. Kronforst. 2018. Does male preference play a role in maintaining female limited polymorphism in a Batesian mimetic butterfly? Behavioural Processes 150: 47-58.

Hill, R. I., M. Ganeshan, L. Wourms, M. R. Kronforst, S. P. Mullen and W. K. Savage. 2018.  Effectiveness of DNA barcoding in Speyeria butterflies at small geographic scales. Diversity 10: 130.

Palmer, D. H., Y. Q. Tan, S. D. Finkbeiner, A. D. Briscoe, A. Monteiro and M. R. Kronforst. 2018. Experimental field tests of Batesian mimicry in the swallowtail butterfly Papilio polytes. Ecology and Evolution 8: 7657-7666.

Southcott, L. and M. R. Kronforst. 2018. Female mate choice is a reproductive isolating barrier in Heliconius butterflies. Ethology 124:862–869. Dryad Data  bioRxiv Preprint

Finkbeiner, S. D., P. Salazar, S. Nogales, C. Rush, A. D. Briscoe, R. I. Hill, M. R. Kronforst, K. R. Willmott and S. P. Mullen. 2018. Frequency dependence shapes the adaptive landscape of imperfect Batesian mimicry.  Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20172786.

Rogers, R. L., L. Zhou, C. Chu, R. Márquez, A. Corl, T. Linderoth, L. Freeborn, M. McManes,  Z. Xiong, J. Zheng, C. Guo, X. Xun, M. R. Kronforst, K. Summers, Y. Wu, H. Yang, C. L. Richards-Zawacki, G. Zhang and R. Nielsen. 2018. Genomic takeover by transposable elements in the Strawberry poison frog. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35: 2913-2927.  Genome Media

Rossato, D.O., D. Boligon, R. Fornel, M. R. Kronforst, G. L. Gonçalves and G. R. P. Moreira. 2018. Subtle variation in size and shape of the whole forewing and the red band among co-mimics revealed by geometric morphometric analysis in Heliconius butterflies. Ecology and Evolution 8: 3280-3295.

Schilling, M. P., S. P. Mullen, M. R. Kronforst, R. J. Safran, P. Nosil, J. L. Feder, Z. Gompert and S. M. Flaxman. 2018. Transitions from single- to multi-locus processes during speciation with gene flow. Genes 9: 274.  Preprints.org

2017

Mazo-Vargas, A., C. Concha, L. Livraghi, D. Massardo, R. W. R. Wallbank, L. Zhang, J. D. Papador, D. Martinez-Najera, C. D. Jiggins, M. R. Kronforst, C. J. Breuker, R. D. Reed, N. H. Patel, W. O. McMillan and A. Martin. 2017. Macro-evolutionary shifts of WntA function potentiate butterfly wing pattern diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114: 10701−10706. Nature News & Views  Washington Post  NY Times  Science Magazine  The Atlantic

Zhang, W., E. Westerman, E. Nitzany, S. Palmer and M. R. Kronforst. 2017. Tracing the origin and evolution of supergene mimicry in butterflies. 2017. Nature Communications 8: 1269.  UChicago ScienceLife  Seeker  Phys.org

Southcott, L. and M. R. Kronforst. 2017. A neutral view of the evolving genomic architecture of speciation.  Ecology and Evolution 7:6358-636.

2016

Zhang, W, K. K. Dasmahapatra, J. Mallet, G. R. P. Moreira and M. R. Kronforst. 2016. Genome-wide introgression among distantly related Heliconius butterfly species.  Genome Biology 17: 25.

2015

Li, X., D. Fan, W. Zhang, G. Liu, L. Zhang, L. Zhao, X. Fang, L. Chen, Y. Dong, Y. Chen, Y. Ding, R. Zhao, M. Feng, Y. Zhu, Y. Feng, X. Jiang, D. Zhu, H. Xiang, X. Feng, S. Li, J. Wang, G. Zhang, M. R. Kronforst and W. Wang. 2015. Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies.  Nature Communications 6: 8212.  IGTRCN

Kronforst, M. R. and R. Papa. 2015. The functional basis of wing patterning in Heliconius butterflies: the molecules behind mimicry. Genetics 200: 1-19.  2015 Genetics Spotlight   Genes to Genomes

Palmer, D. and M. R. Kronforst. 2015. Divergence and gene flow among Darwin’s finches: A genome-wide view of adaptive radiation driven by interspecies allele sharing.  BioEssays 37: 968-974.

Massardo, D., R. Fornel, M. R. Kronforst, G. L. Goncalves and G. R. Moreira. 2015. Diversification of the silverspot butterflies (Nymphalidae) in the Neotropics inferred from multi-locus DNA sequences.  Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 82: 156-165.

Kronforst, M. R. 2015. Exploring the molecular basis of monarch butterfly color pattern variation.  Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28: 127-130.

Pierce, A. A., S. Altizer, N. L. Chamberlain, M. R. Kronforst and J. C. de Roode. 2015. Unraveling the mysteries of monarch migration and global dispersal through molecular genetic techniques. In: Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Cornell University Press.

2014

Zhan, S., W. Zhang, K. Niitepold, J. Hsu, J. F. Haeger, M. P. Zalucki, S. Altizer, J. C. de Roode, S. M. Reppert and M. R. Kronforst. 2014. The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning colouration.  Nature 514: 317-321.  Nature News & Views  Science Magazine  NY Times  National Geographic  Washington Post  NBC News

Kunte, K., W. Zhang, A. Tenger-Trolander, D. H. Palmer, A. Martin, R. D. Reed, S. P. Mullen and M. R. Kronforst. 2014.  doublesex is a mimicry supergene.  Nature 507: 229-232.  Nature News & Views  Nature News  Science magazine  NY Times  LA Times  University of Chicago  F1000 Opinions

Gallant, J. R, V. E. Imhoff, A. Martin, W. K. Savage, N. L. Chamberlain, B. L. Pote, C. Peterson, G. E. Smith, B. Evans, R. D. Reed, M. R. Kronforst and S. P Mullen. 2014. Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies.  Nature Communications 5: 4817.  Futurity

Arias, C. F., C. Salazar, C. Rosales, M. R. Kronforst, M. Linares, E. Bermingham and W. O. McMillan. 2014. Phylogeography of Heliconius cydno and its closest relatives: disentangling their origin and diversification.  Molecular Ecology 23: 4137-4152.

Pierce, A. A., M. P. Zalucki, M. Bangura, M. Udawatta, M. R. Kronforst, S. Altizer, J. F. Haeger and J. C. de Roode. 2014. Serial founder effects and genetic differentiation during worldwide range expansion of monarch butterflies.  Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20142230.

Barão, K. R., G. L. Gonçalves, O. H. H. Mielke, M. R. Kronforst and G. R. P. Moreira. 2014. Species boundaries in Philaethria butterflies: an integrative taxonomic analysis based on genitalia ultrastructure, wing geometric morphometrics, DNA sequences and AFLPs.  Zoological Journal Linnean Society 170: 690-709.

2013

Hill, R. I., L. E. Gilbert and M. R. Kronforst. 2013. Cryptic genetic and wing pattern diversity in a mimetic Heliconius butterfly.  Molecular Ecology 22: 2760-2770.

Smith, J. and M. R. Kronforst. 2013. Do Heliconius butterfly species exchange mimicry alleles?  Biology Letters 9: 20130503.

Zhang W., K. Kunte and M. R. Kronforst. 2013. Genome-wide characterization of adaptation and speciation in Tiger Swallowtail butterflies using de novo transcriptome assemblies.  Genome Biology & Evolution 5: 1233–1245.

Kronforst, M. R., M. E. B. Hansen, N. G. Crawford, J. R. Gallant, W. Zhang, R. J. Kulathinal, D. D. Kapan and S. P. Mullen. 2013. Hybridization reveals the evolving genomic architecture of speciation.  Cell Reports 5: 666-677.  Science Magazine  The Economist  LA Times  Cell Reports Best of 2013  University of Chicago

2012

Heliconius Genome Consortium. 2012. Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species.  Nature 487: 94-98.  New York Times  Harvard Gazette

Massardo, D., P. A. Roratto, H. A. Vargas, M. R. Kronforst and G. R. P. Moreira. 2012. Development of a microsatellite library for the passion flower butterfly Dione moneta Hübner (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae).  Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 719-724.

Martin A., R. Papa, N. J. Nadeau, R. I. Hill, B. A. Counterman, G. Halder, C. D. Jiggins, M. R. Kronforst, A. D. Long, W. O. McMillan and R. D. Reed. 2012. Diversification of complex butterfly wing patterns by repeated regulatory evolution of a Wnt ligand.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 12632-12637.

Kronforst, M. R. 2012. Mimetic butterflies introgress to impress.  PLoS Genetics 8: e1002802.

Kronforst, M. R., G. S. Barsh, A. Kopp, J. Mallet, A. Monteiro, S. P. Mullen, M. Protas, E. B. Rosenblum, C. J. Schneider and H. E. Hoekstra. 2012. Unraveling the thread of nature’s tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation.  Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 25: 411-433.

2011

Reed, R. D., R. Papa, A. Martin, H. M. Hines, B. A. Counterman, C. Pardo-Diaz, C. D. Jiggins, N. L. Chamberlain, M. R. Kronforst, R. Chen, G. Halder, H. F. Nijhout, and W. O. McMillan. 2011.  optix drives the repeated convergent evolution of butterfly wing pattern mimicry.  Science 333: 1137-1141.  Science Perspective  New York Times  F1000 Opinions

Chamberlain, N. L., R. I. Hill, S. W. Baxter, C. D. Jiggins and M. R. Kronforst. 2011. Comparative population genetics of a mimicry locus among hybridizing Heliconius butterfly species.  Heredity 107: 200-204.

Albuquerque de Moura, P., S. P. Quek, M. Z. Cardoso and M. R. Kronforst. 2011. Comparative population genetics of mimetic Heliconius butterflies in an endangered habitat; Brazil’s Atlantic forest.  BMC Genetics 12: 9.  Commentary by Legrand et al.

Douglas, T. E., M. R. Kronforst, D. C. Queller and J. E. Strassmann. 2011. Genetic diversity in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum: population differentiation and cryptic species.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 455-462.

Merrill, R. M, Z. Gompert, L. M. Dembeck, M. R. Kronforst, W. O. McMillan and C. D. Jiggins. 2011. Mate preference across the speciation continuum in a clade of mimetic butterflies.  Evolution 65: 1489-1500.

Kunte, K., C. Shea, M. L. Aardema, J. M. Scriber, T. E. Juenger, L. E. Gilbert and M. R. Kronforst. 2011. Sex chromosome mosaicism and hybrid speciation among tiger swallowtail butterflies.  PLoS Genetics 7: e1002274.  Harvard Gazette  UT Austin  National Science Foundation

Hines H. M., B. A. Counterman, R. Papa, P. Albuquerque de Moura, M. Z. Cardoso, M. Linares, J. Mallet, R. D. Reed, C. D. Jiggins, M. R. Kronforst and W. O. McMillan. 2011. Wing patterning gene redefines the mimetic history of Heliconius butterflies.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108: 19666-19671.

2010

Quek, S. P., B. A. Counterman, P. Albuquerque de Moura, M. Z. Cardoso, C. R. Marshall, W. O. McMillan and M. R. Kronforst. 2010. Dissecting comimetic radiations in Heliconius reveals divergent histories of convergent butterflies.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 7365-7370.

Baxter, S. W., N. Nadeau, L. Maroja, P. Wilkinson, B. Counterman, A. Dawson, M. Beltran, S. Perez-Espona, N. Chamberlain, L. Ferguson, R. Clark, C. Davidson, R. Glithero, J. Mallet, W. O. McMillan, M. R. Kronforst, M. Joron, R. H. ffrench-Constant and C. D. Jiggins. 2010. Genomic hotspots for adaptation: the population genetics of Müllerian mimicry in the Heliconius melpomene clade.  PLoS Genetics 6(2): e1000794.  PLoS Perspective  ScienceDaily

Mehdiabadi, N. J., M. R. Kronforst, D. C. Queller and J. E. Strassmann. 2010. Phylogeography and sexual macrocyst formation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium giganteum.   BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 17.

2009

Mehdiabadi, N. J., M. R. Kronforst, D. C. Queller and J. E. Strassmann. 2009. Phylogeny, reproductive isolation and kin recognition in the social amoeba Dictyostelium purpureumEvolution 63: 542-548.

Chamberlain, N. L., R. I. Hill, D. D. Kapan, L. E. Gilbert and M. R. Kronforst. 2009. Polymorphic butterfly reveals the missing link in ecological speciation.  Science 326: 847-850.  National Science Foundation  Harvard Gazette  UT Austin

2008

Kronforst, M. R., D. C. Giley, J. E. Strassmann and D. C. Queller. 2008. DNA methylation is widespread across social Hymenoptera. Current Biology 18: R287-R288.

Salazar, C., C. D. Jiggins, J. E. Taylor, M. R. Kronforst and M. Linares. 2008. Gene flow and the genealogical history of Heliconius heurippaBMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 132.

Kronforst, M. R. 2008. Gene flow persists millions of years after speciation in Heliconius butterflies.   BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 98.

Kronforst, M. R. and L. E. Gilbert. 2008. The population genetics of mimetic diversity in Heliconius butterflies.  Proc. R. Soc. B 275: 493-500  F1000 Opinions

2007

Kronforst, M. R., P. J. Folgarait, R. J. W. Patrock and L. E. Gilbert. 2007. Genetic differentiation between body size biotypes of the parasitoid fly Pseudacteon obtusus (Diptera: Phoridae).   Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 1178-1184.

Kronforst, M. R., C. Salazar, M. Linares and L. E. Gilbert. 2007. No genomic mosaicism in a putative hybrid butterfly species.  Proc. R. Soc. B 274: 1255-1264.

Kronforst, M. R., L. G. Young and L. E. Gilbert. 2007. Reinforcement of mate preference among hybridizing Heliconius butterflies.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 278-285.

2006

Kronforst, M. R., L. G. Young, D. D. Kapan, C. McNeely, R. J. O’Neill and L. E. Gilbert. 2006. Linkage of butterfly mate preference and wing color preference cue at the genomic location of winglessProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103: 6575-6580.  Faculty1000 Opinions

Kronforst, M. R., L. G. Young, L. M. Blume and L. E. Gilbert. 2006. Multilocus analyses of admixture and introgression among hybridizing Heliconius butterflies.  Evolution 60: 1254-1268.  Faculty1000 Opinions

Kronforst, M. R., D. D. Kapan and L. E. Gilbert. 2006. Parallel genetic architecture of parallel adaptive radiations in Heliconius butterflies.  Genetics 174: 535-539.

2005

Kronforst, M. R. 2005. Primers for the amplification of nuclear introns in Heliconius butterflies.  Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 158-162.

2001

Kronforst, M. R. and T. H. Fleming. 2001. Lack of genetic differentiation among widely spaced subpopulations of a butterfly with home range behaviour.   Heredity 86: 243-250.