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Functional analysis of candidate genes for wing morphology in the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis
Wing morphology is an important trait underlying flight ability in Pterygote insects. To investigate the genetic basis of wing morphology, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for wing morphology and body size in an ...
Supervisor: Eveline Verhulst (ENT)
Bart Pannebakker (GEN)

Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
The Womanizer transcription factor and how it determines sex in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis
In the most studied parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, the mother is able to control the sex of her offspring. If she lays an unfertilised egg, this will develop into a haploid male, if she fertilises the egg, it will develop i ...
Supervisor: F. Guerra (ENT), E. Verhulst (ENT)
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
De-evolution of the wing: how doublesex determines wing size in Nasonia vitripennis
In the most studied parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, males have tiny wings and cannot fly, whereas females have long wings and do fly. This difference is due to the amount of sex-specific isoforms of Doublesex, a transcriptio ...
Supervisor: F. Guerra (ENT), E. Verhulst (ENT), B. Pannebakker (GEN)
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
De-evolution of the wing: functional analysis of candidate genes for wing morphology in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis
Wing morphology is an important trait underlying insects flight ability and ultimately several aspects of their ecology. To investigate the genetic basis of wing morphology, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in  ...
Supervisor: Filippo Guerra (ENT), Eveline Verhulst (ENT), Bart Pannebakker (GEN)
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Evolution of a serenade: how wing size changes courtship and male fitness in Nasonia wasps
In Nasonia vitripennis, sexual selection has resulted in a dramatically reduced size of male wings to the extent that males are flightless. Other Nasonia species also present remarkable sexual dimorphism, but why? The current theo ...
Supervisor: Filippo Guerra (ENT), Eveline C. Verhulst (ENT)
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Does strip cropping affect root herbivory and natural biological control?
In a world in which climate change and food security are taking more prominent roles by the day, there is a great need to increase agricultural sustainability. One way of going about this is increasing diversity in agricultural fi ...
Supervisor: Luuk Croijmans and Peter Karssemeijer
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Enhancing plant defence and pollinator performance by amending rhizosphere microbiome
Insect production produces biowaste that can be use for different purposes. Adding insect waste products to soil has been shown to enhance soil microbial communities, increasing the presence and abundance of beneficial soil-borne  ...
Supervisor: Katherine Barragan-Fonseca
Marcel Dicke, Joop van Loon

Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Field experiment: how does insect herbivory affect pollen production, quality and paternal fitness in Brassica rapa ?
When we think of plant reproduction and plant fitness, we often think of seeds. However, for a bisexual plant such as Brassica rapa this is only half of its reproductive pathway. It’s often referred to as maternal or fe ...
Supervisor: Hanneke Suijkerbuijk, Erik Poelman
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Insects as superfood for chickens!
Insects in food and feed are the secret rising stars within the academic world. While in the past insects have been rather perceived as pests, nowadays several species have been proposed to be multifunctional mini-livestock. One m ...
Supervisor: Anna D�rper, Dr. ing. Teun Veldkamp
Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
Searching for the hallmarks of complementary sex determination in the genomes of parasitoid wasps - Can be done remotely/online!
When it comes to insects, developing into a male or female is rarely straightforward. In the insect order Hymenoptera, the overarching principle is that unfertilized eggs develop into haploid males, and fertilized eggs develop int ...
Supervisor: Supervisor(s) Dr. Kim Ferguson - Laboratory of Genetics - kim.ferguson@wur.nl
Dr. Bart Pannebakker � Laboratory of Genetics � bart.pannebakker@wur.nl
Dr. Eveline Verhulst � Laboratory of Entomology � eveline.verhulst@wur.nl

Department: Entomology, Laboratory of
 
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