Oliver JO, D Ramos, KL Prudic and A Monteiro (in press) Temporal gene expression variation associated with eyespot size plasticity in Bicyclus anynana. PLoS One
Bear A and A Monteiro (in press) Both cell-autonomous mechanisms and hormones contribute to sexual development in vertebrates and insects. BioEssays
Bear A and A Monteiro (in press) Male courtship rate plasticity in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana is controlled by temperature experienced during the pupal and adult stages. PLoS One
Monteiro A (in press) Evolution and development: molecules. Princeton Guide to Evolution. J Lossos (editor). Princeton University Press
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 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.