Chen B, WH Piel, and A Monteiro (in press) The Distal-less homeobox genes of insects and spiders: genomic organization, function, regulation and evolution. Insect Science.
Labandeira, CC, Q Yang, JA Santiago-Blay, CL Hotton, A Monteiro, Y-J Wang, Y Goreva, S Shih, S Siljeström, TR Rose, DL Dilcher, and D Ren (2016) The evolutionary convergence of mid-Mesozoic lacewings and Cenozoic butterflies. Proc R Soc Lond B 283: 20152894 ()
Westerman E and A Monteiro (in press) Rearing temperature influences adult response to changes in mating status. PLoS One.
Macias-Muñoz A, G Smith, A Monteiro and AD Briscoe (2016). Transcriptome-wide differential expression in Bicyclus anynana butterflies: Female vision-related genes are more plastic. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:79-92 ()
Monteiro, A, X Tong, A Bear, SF Liew, S Bhardwaj, BR Wasik, A Dinwiddie, C Bastianelli, WF Cheong, MR Wenk, H Cao, and KL Prudic (2015) Differential expression of ecdysone receptor leads to variation in phenotypic plasticity across serial homologs. PLoS Genetics 11(9):e1005529 ()
Das Gupta, M, SK Chan and A Monteiro (2015) Natural loss of eyeless/Pax6 in eyes of Bicyclus anynana adult butterflies likely leads to exponential decrease of eye fluorescence in transgenics. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132882. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132882 ()
Prudic KL, AM Stoehr, BR Wasik, and A Monteiro (2015) Eyespots deflect predator attack increasing fitness and promoting the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282 (1798): 20141531()
a video showing how mantids attack Bicyclus butterflies with eyespots can be seen here
Wasik, BR, SF Liew, D Lillien, AJ Dinwiddie, H Noh, H Cao and A Monteiro (2014) Artificial selection for structural color on butterfly wings and comparison to natural evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA ()
Chen B and A Monteiro (2014) A method for inducible gene over-expression and down-regulation in emerging model species using pogostick. M F Ochs (ed). Gene Function Analysis, Methods in Molecular Biology. 1101: 249-266. Humana Press, Springer, USA ()
A nice summary was written about this work by Michelle Pelissier Scott, Executive Editor of Animal Behavior. You can read it here.
Losos, JB, SJ Arnold, G Bejerano, ED Brodie III, D Hibbett, HE Hoekstra, DP Mindell, A Monteiro, C Moritz, HA Orr, DA Petrov, SS Renner, RE Rickefs, PS Soltis, TL Turner (2013) Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century. PLoS Biology 11(1):e1001466 ()
Kronforst, M, GS Barsh, A Kopp, J Mallet, A Monteiro, SP Mullen, M Protas, EB Rosenblum, CJ Schneider, and H 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 ()
Chen, B. S Hrycaj, JB Schinko, O Podlaha, EA Wimmer, A Popadic, and A Monteiro (2011) Pogostick: A versatile piggyBac vector for inducible gene over-expression and down-regulation in emerging model systems. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18659 ()
Monteiro A (2009) Developmental Biology meets Ecology. Cell 138: 421-422 () (Book review of Gilbert and Epel's 2009, "Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution")
Ramos DM and A Monteiro (5/28/2007) An in situ protocol for pupal wings of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 4 (http://www.jove.com/Details.htm?ID=208&VID=170)
Monteiro A, B Chen, L Scott, L Vedder, JH Prijs, A Belicha, PM Brakefield (2007) The combined effect of two mutations that alter serially homologous color pattern elements on the fore and hindwings of a butterfly. BMC Genetics 8:22 ()
Chen, B, T Kayukawa, A Monteiro, Y Ishikawa (2006) Cloning and characterization of the HSP70 gene, and its expression in response to diapause and thermal stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ()
Chen, B, T Kayukawa, A Monteiro, and Y. Ishikawa (2005) The expression of HSP90 gene in response to winter and summer diapauses and thermal-stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua. Insect Molecular Biology 14: 697-702 ()
Robertson, KA and A Monteiro (2005) Female Bicyclus anynana butterflies choose males on the basis of their dorsal UV-reflective eyespot pupils. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272: 1541-1546 ()
Chen, B, Y Ishikawa, T Kayukawa, H Jiang, A Monteiro, S Hoshizaki (2005) DaTrypsin, a novel clip-domain serine proteinase is upregulated during winter and summer diapauses of the onion maggot, Delia antique. Gene 347:115-123. ()
Try the web based animation (Ancient Wings) that reconstructs the putative ancestral ventral hindwing patterns of 54 of the 80 species of Bicyclus butterflies, and morphs these patterns across the phylogenetic tree of Bicyclus.
Brakefield, PM and A Monteiro (2003) "The evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns" In Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight: Butterflies as Model Study Systems. Chicago Press.
Monteiro A, PM Brakefield and V French (1997) The relationship between eyespot shape and wing shape in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana:: a genetic and morphometrical approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 10: 787-802 ()
Brakefield PM, J Gates, D Keys, F Kesbeke, P Wijngaarden, A Monteiro, V French, and S Carroll (1996) Development, plasticity, and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns. Nature 384: 236-242.
French V and A Monteiro (1994) Butterfly wings: Colour patterns and now gene expression patterns. BioEssays 16: 789-791
Work mentioned in the media
NPR's reporter, Rae Ellen Bichell, did a piece on "How animals hacked the rainbow and got stumped on blue", connecting to some of our work on blue structural color in butterflies.
NPR's reporter,Flora Lichtman, working for Ira Flatow's Science Friday, produced a nice video summary of some of our work with the transgenic butterflies.
Our work with transgenic butterflies was the focus of a module on the "molecular biology of butterflies", part of a larger exhibit held at he Natural History Museum in Lisbon (Borboletas atraves do tempo). The exhibit, which centered on the study and conservation of Iberian butterflies was in Lisbon until December 2007 and is now travelling to other Portuguese cities and countries in Europe.
Work in the lab was also featured in the Discovery Channel and in the Portuguese television series "Geração Cientísta" (Generation Scientist) in 2006, where 26 young Portuguese scientists working throughout the world were interviewed about their work. The aim of the series (13 episodes) was to introduce the "lives of scientists" to the younger generations, to desmystify the scientific profession, and to encourage young people to follow a career in science. You can see the clip here.
Kendra Robertson's work on the role of eyespots in female choice was recreated in the first episode of a PBS Nature two-part series "What females want" and "What males are willing to give". You can watch the Bicyclus clip here.