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Class of 2003
Name
Viçoso, Beatriz
Nationality
Portuguese
E-Mail
bvicoso@ist.ac.at
1st Degree
Genetics
University (1st Degree)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
About the PhD
Field of Research
Evolution & Population Genetics
Thesis Title
X- chromosome evolution in Drosophila
Abstract
Although the X chromosome is usually similar to the autosomes in size, gene density and cytogenetic appearance, theoretical models predict that its hemizygosity in males may cause unusual patterns of evolution. The sequencing...
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Supervisor(s)
Brian Charlesworth
Co-Supervisor(s)
Penelope Haddrill
University
University of Edinburgh
Laboratory
Charlesworth
Date of Thesis Defence
2008-05-27
After the PhD (Current Situation)
Position
Assistant Professor
Project
Sex-chromosome evolution in non-model species
Institution
IST Austria
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City
Klosterneuburg/Vienna
Country
Austria

Relevant Publications
Reversal of an ancient sex chromosome to an autosome in Drosophila
B Vicoso, D Bachtrog - Nature, 2013
Numerous Transitions of Sex Chromosomes in Diptera
B Vicoso, D Bachtrog - PLoS Biology, 2015
Vicoso B, Charlesworth B (2006) Evolution on the X chromosome: unusual patterns and processes. Nat Rev Genet 7: 645?653.
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Vicoso, B., Haddrill, P.R., Charlesworth, B. (2008) A multi-species approach for comparing sequence evolution of X-linked and autosomal sites in Drosophila. Genetics Research, 90(5): 421-31.
Vicoso, B., Charlesworth, B. (2009) Recombination Rates May Affect the Ratio of X to Autosomal Non-coding Polymorphism in African Populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 10.1534/genetics.108.098004.
Vicoso B, Charlesworth B. The Deficit of Male-Biased Genes on the D. melanogaster X Chromosome Is Expression-Dependent: A Consequence of Dosage Compensation? J Mol Evol. 2009
Vicoso, B., Charlesworth, B. EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZE AND THE FASTER-X EFFECT: AN EXTENDED MODEL. Evolution 2009
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Publications
Vicoso, B. and Bachtrog, D. Progress and prospects toward our understanding of the evolution of dosage compensation. CHROMOSOME RESEARCH 17: 585-602, 2009
Mank, JE, Vicoso, B, Berlin, S, Charlesworth, B. Effective population size and the faster-X effect: empirical results and their interpretation. Evolution 64: 663–674, 2010
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Vicoso, B. and Bachtrog, B. Lack of global dosage compensation in Schistosoma mansoni, a female-heterogametic parasite. Genome Biol Evol (2011) doi: 10.1093/gbe/evr010
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Sex-biased gene expression at homomorphic sex chromosomes in emus and its implication for sex chromosome evolution
B Vicoso, VB Kaiser, D Bachtrog - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013
Comparative sex chromosome genomics in snakes: differentiation, evolutionary strata, and lack of global dosage compensation
B Vicoso, JJ Emerson, Y Zektser, S Mahajan, D Bachtrog - PLoS biology, 2013
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