Department of Biology

Renn Lab

Fish 'N Chips: Comparative Genomics and the Evolution of Behavior in African Cichlid Fishes.


Recent Publications in Genome Evolution

Machado, H.E. and Renn, S.C.P. (2010) A critical assessment of cross-species aCGH for detection of gene duplicates. BMC Genomics 11:304
doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-304 pdf

Renn, S.C.P., Machado, H.E., Jones, A., Kulathinal, R., Soneji, K., Hofmann, H.A. (2010) Using comparative genomic hybridization to survey genomic sequence divergence across species: a proof-of-concept from Drosophila. BMC Genommics 11:271.
doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-271 pdf

Machado, H.E., Jui G., Joyce, D., Lunt, D., Renn, S.C.P. (in review) Gene Duplication as Genomic Architecture of Adaptive Radiation. (submitted to BMC Evolutionary Biology) draft

Kunkle, R., Reilly C., and Renn, S.C.P (2010) Microsattelite Survey in Cichlid Fishes, a genomic resource for the cichlid community. submitted to International Journal of Zoology pdf

Lunt, D.H., and Renn, S.C.P. (2009) Copious copies keep out the cold. Heredity 5. pdf

Machado, H.E., Pollen, A.A., Hofmann, H.A., and Renn, S.C.P. (2009) Interspecific profiling of gene expression refined by comparative genomic hybridization: A review and case study in African Cichlid fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icp080 (advanced online) pdf

Salzburger*, W., Renn*, S.C.P., Steinke, D., Hofmann, H.A., Fernald, R.D., Braasch, I., Meyer, A., (2008) Annotation of Expressed Sequence Tags for the East African Cichlid Fish Species Astatotilapia burtoni and Evolutionary Analyses of cichlid ORFs. BMC Genomics. 9:96-110. pdf

Lemos B, Landry CR, Fontanillas P, Renn SCP, Kulatinhal R, Brown KM, Hartl DL. 2007. Evolution of Genomic Expression. In Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics, edited by Pagel M & Pomiankowski A. Sinauer Press, Massachussets.
pdf_draft Full book available at Sinauer


Recent Publications in Cichlid Behavior

Schumer, M.E., Krishnakant, K. and Renn, S.C.P. (2011) Divergent gene expression patterns produce highly similar aggressive phenotypes in male and female cichlid fish (Julidochromis) submitted to J.E.B. pdf

Wood, K., Zero, V.H. and Renn, S.C.P. (submitted) Social reversal of sex-biased aggression and dominance in a biparental cichlid fish (Julidochromis marlieri) submitted to Animal Behaviour draft

Renn, S.C.P., Carelton, J., Magee, H., Nguyen, M.L. and Tanner, A.C. (2009) Maternal care and altered social phenotype in a recently collected stock of Astatotilapia burtoni cichlid fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology doi:10.1093/icb/icp085 pdf

Renn, S.C.P, Aubin-Horth, N. and Hofmann, H. (2008) Fish N' Chips: Functional Genomics of Social Plasticity in African Cichlid Fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 2111:3041-3056. pdf
Exerpt from In JEB.

Pollen, A., Dobberfuhl, A., Igulu, M.M., Scace, J., Renn, S.C.P., Shumway, C. and Hofmann, H.A. (2007) Environmental Complexity and Social Organization Sculpt the Brain in Lake Tanganyikan Cichlid Fish. Brain Behavior and Evol.70:21-39. pdf

Koski, L.B., Renn, S.C.P., Lang, B.F., Burger, G. (submitted) AutoFACT Version 3.1, Improvements in EST functional annotation. Bioinformatics

Renn*, S.C.P., Aubin-Horth*, N. and Hofmann, H.A. (2004)  Biologically Meaningful Expression Profiling across Species using Heterologous Hybridization to a cDNA microarray. BMC Genomics 5:42. pdf

Renn, S.C.P., Fraser, E.J, and Hofmann, H.A. (in prep) Masculinization of Gene Expression in Female Sex-Role Change without Sex Change in Astatotilapia burtoni Cichlid Fish.


Recent Reviews

Renn, S.C.P. and Siemens, D.H. (2010) Ecological genomics-changing perspectives on Darwin's basic concerns. Molecular Ecology 19:3025-3030.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04743.x pdf

Aubin-Horth, N. and Renn, S.C.P. (2009) Genomic reaction norms: using integrative biology to understand molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity. Molecular Ecology. 18:3763-3780. pdf

Hulsey C.D. and Renn, S.C.P. (2009) Genomics and vertebrate adaptive radiation: a celebration of the first cichlid genome. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
doi: doi:10.1093/icb/icp039 (advanced online) pdf


Other Recent Publications

Weiland, M., Jones, A. and Renn, S.C.P. (2010) Changing durations of southern resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) discrete calls between two periods spanning 28 yr. Marine Mammal Science. 26:195-201.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00351.x pdf


Past Publications in Drosophila

Shafer, O., Helfrich-Förster, C., Renn, S.C.P. and Taghert, P.H. (2006) Re-evaluation of Drosophila melanogaster’s neuronal circadian pacemakers reveals new neuronal classes. J. Comp. Neuro. 498:180-193. pdf

Taghert, P.H., Roberts, M.E., Renn, S.C.P. and Jacobs, P.S. (2000) Metamophosis of Tangential Visual System Neurons in Drosophila Developmental Biology 222(2):471-485. pdf

Renn, S.C.P., Park, J., Roshbash, M., Hall, J.C. and Taghert, P.H. (1999) pdf Neuropeptide Mutation and Ablation of PDF Neurons Each Cause Serious Abnormalities of Behavioral Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila Cell 99:791-802. pdf

Renn, S.C.P., Armstrong, D., Yang, M.Y., Kaiser, K. and Taghert, P.H. (1999) Genetic Analysis of the Drosophila Ellipsoid Body Neuropil: Organization and Development of the Central Complex Journal of Neurobiology 41(2):189-207. pdf

Renn, S.C.P., Tomkinson, B, and Taghert, P.H. (1998) Purification, Characterization and Cloning of dTPP II from Drosophila melanogaster Journal of Biological Chemistry 273:19173-19182. pdf