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Mundy, N. I., Stapley, J., Bennison, C., Tucker, R., Twyman, H., Kim, K-W., Burke, T. A., Birkhead, T. R., Andersson, S., and J. Slate (2016) Red carotenoid coloration in the zebra finch is controlled by a cytochrome P450 gene cluster. Current Biology 26, 1435-1440. DOI: 10.106/j.cub.2016.04.047      

Twyman, H., Valenzuela, N., Literman, R., Andersson, S. and N. I. Mundy (2016) Seeing red to being red: conserved genetic mechanism for red cone oil droplets and co-option for red coloration in birds and turtles. Proc. Roy Soc. B 283, 20161208. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2016.1208

Mundy, N. I. (2016) Population genomics fits the bill: genetics of adaptive beak variation in Darwin’s finches. Mol. Ecol. (in press).

Corso, J., Bowler, M., Heymann, E. W., Roos, C., and  N. I. Mundy (2016) Highly polymorphic colour vision in a New World monkey with red facial skin, the bald uakari (Cacajao calvus) Proc. Roy Soc. B. 283, 20160067.

Gluckman, T.- L. and N. I. Mundy (2016) Evolutionary pathways to convergence in plumage patterns. BMC Evol. Biol. (in press).

Corso, J., Mundy, N. I., Fagundes, N .J. R. and T. R. O. de Freitas (2016) Evolution of dark colour in toucans (Ramphastidae): A case of molecular adaptation? J. Evol. Biol. (in press).

Montgomery, S. H., Mundy, N. I. and R. A. Barton (2016) Brain evolution and development: adaptation, allometry and constraint. Proc. Roy. Soc. B  283, 20160433. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2016.0433

Mundy, N. I., Morningstar, N. C., Baden, A. L., Fernandez-Duque, E., Dávalos, V. M. and B. J. Bradley (2016) Can colour vision re-evolve? Variation in the X-linked opsin locus of cathemeral Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarae azarae) Frontiers Zool. 13, 9. DOI 10.1186/s12983-016-0139-z

Guevara, E. E., Veilleux, C. C., Saltonstall, K., Caccone, A., Mundy, N. I., and Bradley, B. J. (2016) Potential arms race in the coevolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. Am. J. Phys. Anthr. 161, 181-185. DOI:10.1002/ajpa.23046.

Jacobs, R. L., Spriggs, A., MacFie, T. S., Baden, A. L., Irwin, M. T., Wright, P. C., Louis, E. E., Lawler, R. R., Mundy, N. I., and B. J. Bradley (2016) Primate genotyping via High Resolution Melt Analysis (HRMA): rapid and reliable identification of color vision status in wild lemurs. Primates DOI:10.1007/s10329-016-0546-y           

Pastorini, J., Sauther, M. L., Sussman, R. W., Gould, L., Cuozzo, F. P., Fernando, P., Nievergelt, C. M., and N. I. Mundy (2015) Comparison of the genetic variation of captive ring-tailed lemurs with a wild population in Madagascar. Zoo Biol. 34, 463-472.

Hohenbrink, P., Dempewolf, S., Zimmerman, E., Mundy, N. I. and U. Radespiel (2014) Functional promiscuity in a mammalian chemosensory system: extensive expression of vomeronasal receptors in the main olfactory epithelium of mouse lemurs. Frontiers Neuroanat. 8,102. DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00102

Montgomery, S. H. and N. I. Mundy (2014) Microcephaly genes evolved adaptively throughout the evolution of eutherian mammals. BMC Evol Biol 14,120. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-14-120

Montgomery, S. H., Mundy, N. I. and R. A. Barton (2014) ASPM and mammalian brain evolution: A case study in the difficulty in making macroevolutionary inferences about gene-phenotype associations. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B  281, 20131743. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.1743

Janssen, K., Mundy, N. I. (2013) Molecular population genetics of the melanic plumage polymorphism in arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus): Evidence for divergent selection on plumage colour. Molecular Ecology 22, 4634-4643. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12428

Gluckman, T.-L. and N. I. Mundy (2013) Cuckoos in raptors’ clothing: barred plumage illustrates a fundamental principle of Batesian mimicry. Animal Behaviour 86, 1165-1181. DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.09.020

Hohenbrink, P., Mundy, N. I., Zimmermann, E and U. Radespiel (2013) First evidence for functional vomeronasal 2 receptor genes in strepsirrhine primates. Biology Letters 9, 20121006. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1006

Bradley, B.J., Gerald, M. S., Widdig, A. and N I. Mundy (2013) Coat color variation and pigmentation gene expression in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) Journal of Mammalian Evolution 20, 263-270. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-012-9212-3

Montgomery, S. H. and N. I. Mundy (2013) Microcephaly genes and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in primate brain size. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 906-911. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12091

Montgomery, S. H. and N. I. Mundy (2013) Parallel episodes of phyletic dwarfism in callitrichid and cheirogaleid primates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 810-819. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12097

O' Connor, T. and N. I. Mundy (2013) Evolutionary modelling of genotype-phenotype associations and application to primate coding and noncoding mtDNA rate variation. Evolutionary Bioinformatics 9, 301-316. DOI:10.4137/EBO.S11600

Brusa, O., Bellati,A., Meuche, I,. Mundy, N. I. and H. Pröhl (2013) Divergent evolution in the polymorphic granular poison-dart frog, Oophaga granulifera: genetics, colouration, advertisement calls and morphology. Journal of Biogeography 40, 394-408. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02786.x

Montgomery, S. H. and N. I. Mundy (2012) Positive selection on NIN, a gene involved in neurogenesis, and primate brain evolution. Genes, Brain, and Behaviour 11, 903-910. DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2012.00844.x

Scally, A. et al. (71 co-authors, including Montgomery S.H., O'Connor, T. D., Bradley, B. J. , Mundy, N. I.) (2012) Insights into the evolution of the great apes provided by the gorilla genome sequence. Nature 483 169-175. DOI: 10.1038/nature10842

Bowden, R. J., MacFie, T. S.,  Myers, S.,  Hellenthal, G., Nerrienet, E.,  Bontrop, R.,  Freeman, C., Donnelly, P. and N. I. Mundy (2012) Genomic tools for evolution and conservation in the chimpanzee: Pan troglodytes ellioti is a genetically distinct population. PLoS Genetics 8 e1002504. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002504

Montgomery, S. H. and N. I. Mundy (2012) Evolution of ASPM is associated with both increases and decreases in brain size in primates. Evolution 66, 927-932.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01487.x

Walsh, N., Dale, J., McGraw, K. J., Pointer, M. A. and N. I. Mundy (2012) Candidate genes for carotenoid colouration in vertebrates and their expression profiles in the carotenoid-containing plumage and bill of a wild bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B  279, 58-66. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0765

Hohenbrink, P., Radespiel, U. and N. I. Mundy (2012) Pervasive and ongoing positive selection in the V1R repertoire of mouse lemurs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, 3807-3816. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss188

Smith, A. C., Surridge, A. K., Prescott, M. J., Osorio, D., Mundy, N. I., and H. M. Buchanan-Smith. (2012) The effect of colour vision status on insect prey capture efficiency by captive and wild tamarins (Saguinus spp.). Animal Behaviour 83, 479-486.  DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.11.023

Pointer, M. A., Prager, M., Andersson, S. and N. I. Mundy (2012) A novel method for screening a vertebrate transcriptome for genes involved in carotenoid binding and metabolism. Molecular Ecology Resources 12, 149-159. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03069.x

Pointer, M. A., Kamilar, J. M., Warmuth, V., Chester, S. G. B., Delsuc, F., Mundy, N. I., Asher, R. J., Bradley, B. J. (2012) RUNX2 tandem repeats and the evolution of facial length in mammals. BMC Evol Biol 12, 103. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-103

Montgomery, S. H., Capellini, I., Venditti, C., Barton, R. A. and N. I. Mundy (2011) Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28, 625-638.

 

Mundy, N. I. (2011) Evolutionary genetics of coloration in primates and other vertebrates. In "From genes to behaviour", Eds. Inoue-Maruyama, M., Kawamura, S. Springer.

Montgomery, S. H., and N. I. Mundy (2010) Brain evolution: microcephaly genes weigh in. Current Biology 20, R244-245.

Montgomery, S. H., Capellini, I., Barton, R. A. and N. I. Mundy (2010) The ups and downs of primate brain evolution: implications for adaptive hypotheses and Homo floresiensis.BMC Biology 8, 9.

Caine, N. G., Osorio, D., and N. I. Mundy (2010) A foraging advantage for dichromatic marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi) at low light intensity. Biology Letters 6, 36-38.

Mundy, N. I. (2010) Evolutionary genetics of coloration in primates and other vertebrates. In "From genes to behaviour", Eds. Inoue-Maruyama, M., Kawamura, S. Springer.

O'Connor, T. and N. I. Mundy (2009) Genotype-phenotype associations: Substitution models to detect evolutionary associations between phenotypic variables and genotypic evolutionary rate. Bioinformatics 24, i94 - i100.

Haas, F., Pointer, M. A., Saino, N., Brodin, A., Mundy, N. I., and B. Hansson (2009) An analysis of population genetic differentiation and genotype–phenotype association across the hybrid zone of carrion and hooded crows using microsatellites and MC1R. Molecular Ecology 18, 294-305.

Mundy, N. I. (2009) Conservation and convergence of color genetics: MC1R mutations in brown cavefish. PLoS Genetics 5, e1000388.

Bradley, B. J., Pedersen, A. and N. I. Mundy (2009) Blue eyes in lemurs and humans: same phenotype, different genetic mechanism. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139, 269-273.

MacFie, T. S., Nerrienet, E., de Groot, N. G., Bontrop, R. E. and N. I. Mundy (2009) Patterns of diversity in HIV-related loci among subspecies of chimpanzee: concordance at CCR5 and differences at CXCR4 and CX3CR1. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26, 719-727.

MacFie, T. S., Nerrienet, E., Bontrop, R. E. and N. I .Mundy (2009) The action of falciparum malaria on the human and chimpanzee genomes compared: Absence of evidence for a genomic signature of malaria at HBB and G6PD in three subspecies of chimpanzee. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9, 1248-1252.

Pastorini, J., Zaramody, A., Curtis, D. J., Nievergelt, C. M. and N. I. Mundy (2009) Genetic analysis of hybridization and introgression between wild mongoose and brown lemurs. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 32.

Nadeau, N.J., Minvielle, F., Ito, S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Gourichon, D., Follett, S.A., Burke, T. and N.I. Mundy (2008) Characterization of Japanese quail yellow as a genomic deletion upstream of the avian homologue of the mammalian ASIP (agouti) gene. Genetics. 178, 777-786.

Bradley, B. J. and N. I. Mundy (2008) The primate palette: The evolution of primate coloration. Evolutionary Anthropology. 17, 97-111.

Pointer, M. A. and N. I. Mundy (2008) Testing whether macroevolution follows microevolution: Are colour differences among swans (Cygnus) attributable to variation at the MC1R locus? BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 249.

Pointer, M. A. and N. I. Mundy (2008) Chicken skin sheds light on carotenoid genetics. Heredity101, 393-394.

Ishtiaq, F., Guillaumot, L., Clegg, S. M., Phillimore, A. B., Black, R. A., Owens, I. P. F., Mundy, N. I., and B. Sheldon (2008) Avian haematozoan parasites and their associations with mosquitoes across Southwest Pacific Islands. Molecular Ecology 17, 4545-4555.

Nadeau, N. J., Burke, T., and N. I. Mundy (2007) Evolution of an avian pigmentation gene correlates with a measure of sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 274, 1807-1813

Mundy N. I. (2007) Coloration and the genetics of adaptation. PLoS Biol 5(9) e250 doi:10.1371

Nadeau, N. J., Mundy, N. I., Gourichon, D. and F. Minvielle (2007) Association of a single nucleotide substitution in TYRP1 with roux in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Animal Genetics 38, 609-613

Haitina, T., Ringholm, A., Kelly, J., Mundy, N. I. and H. B. Schiöth (2007). High diversity in functional properties of melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) in divergent primate species is more strongly associated with phylogeny than coat colour. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24, 2001-2008.

Kinga, K., Bagnalla, R., Fishera, S. A., Sheikha, F., Cuthberta, A., Tana, S., Mundy, N. I., Rosenstielc, P., Schreiberc, S., Mathewa, S.G., and R. G. Roberts (2007) Identification, evolution, and association study of a novel promoter and first exon of the human NOD2 (CARD15) gene. Genomics 90, 493-501.

Mundy, N. I. and J. Kelly (2006) An investigation of the role of the agouti signaling protein gene (ASIP) in coat colour evolution in primates. Mammalian Genome 17,1205-1213.

Mundy, N. I. (2005) The genetic basis of olfactory communication in primates. American Journal of Primatology 68 559-567.

Nadeau, N. J., Minvielle, F., and N. I. Mundy (2006) Association of a Glu92Lys substitution in MC1R with Extended brown in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Animal Genetics 37, 287-289.

Mundy, N. I. (2006) The genetic basis of colour variation. In “Bird Coloration: Volume 1. Mechanisms and measurements”. pp469-506. Eds. G. E. Hill and K. McGraw. Harvard University Press.

Surridge, A. K., Suárez, S. S., Buchanan-Smith, H. M. and N. I. Mundy (2005) Non-random association of opsin alleles in wild groups of red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus) and maintenance of the colour vision polymorphism. Biology Letters 1, 465-468.

Bradley, B. J., Pastorini, J., Mundy, N. I. (2005) Successful retrieval of mRNA from hair follicles stored at room temperature: Implications for studying gene expression in wild mammals. Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 961-964.

Surridge, A. K., Suárez, S. S., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Smith, A. C. and N. I. Mundy (2005) Colour vision pigment frequencies in wild tamarins (Saguinus spp.). American Journal of Primatology 67, 473-470.

Mundy, N. I. (2005) A window on the genetics of evolution: MC1R and plumage coloration in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 272, 1633-1640.

Smith, A. C., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Surridge, A. K. and N. I. Mundy (2005) Factors affecting group spread within wild mixed-species troops of saddleback (Saguinus fuscicollis) and moustached tamarins (S. mystax). International Journal of Primatology 25, 337 - 355.

Nerrienet, E., Santiago, M. L., Foupouapouognigni,Y., Bailes, E., Mundy, N. I., Njinku, B., Kfutwah, A., Muller-Trutwin, M. C., Barre-Sinoussi, F., Shaw, G. M., Sharp, P. M., Hahn, B. H. and A. Ayouba (2005) Simian Immunodeficiency Virus infection in wild-caught chimpanzees from Cameroon. Journal of Virology 79, 1312-1319.

Mundy, N. I., Badcock, N., Hart, T., Scribner, K., Janssen, K. and N. J. Nadeau (2004) Conserved genetic basis of a quantitative plumage trait involved in mate choice. Science 303, 1870-1873. [pdf]

Smith, A.C., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., Surridge, A.K. and N. I. Mundy (2004) Factors affecting group spread within wild mixed-species troops of saddleback (Saguinus fuscicollis) and moustached tamarins (S. mystax). International Journal of Primatology (in press).

Filip, L. and N. I. Mundy (2004) Rapid evolution by positive Darwinian selection in the extracellular domain of the abundant lymphocyte protein CD45 in primates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21, 1504-1511. [pdf]

Mundy, N. I. and A. Helbig (2004) Origin and evolution of tandem repeats in the mitochondrial DNA control region of shrikes (Lanius). Journal of Molecular Evolution 59, 250-257.

Eggert, L. S., Mundy, N. I. and D. S. Woodruff (2004) Population structure of California Channel Island loggerhead shrikes: defining evolutionarily significant units for conservation management. Molecular Ecology 13, 2121-2133.


Mundy, N. I. and Cook, S. (2003) Positive selection during the diversification of class I vomeronasal receptor-like (V1RL) genes, putative pheromone receptor genes, in human and primate evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20, 1805 - 1810.

Majerus, M. J. and N. I. Mundy. (2003) Mammalian melanism: natural selection in black and white. Trends in Genetics 19, 585-588.

Smith, A.C., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., Surridge, A.K., and N. I. Mundy. (2003) Leaders of progressions in wild mixed groups of saddleback (Saguinus fuscicollis) and mustached tamarins (S. mystax), with emphasis on colour vision and sex. American Journal of Primatology 61, 145 - 157.

Smith, A.C., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., Surridge, A.K. Osorio, D. and N. I. Mundy. (2003) The effect of colour vision status on the detection and selection of fruits by tamarins (Saguinus spp.). Journal of Experimental Biology 206, 3159 - 3165.

Caine, N. G., Surridge, A. K., and N. I. Mundy. (2003) Dichromatic and trichromatic Callithrix geoffroyi differ in relative foraging ability for red-green color-camouflaged and non-camouflaged food. International Journal of Primatology 24, 1163 - 1175.

Mundy, N. I., Kelly, J., Theron, E. and K. Hawkins. (2003) Molecular evolutionary genetics of the melanocortin-1 receptor in vertebrates. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 994, 307-312.

Surridge, A. K., Osorio, D. and N. I. Mundy. (2003) Evolution and selection of trichromatic vision in primates. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18, 198-205.

Whinnett, A. and N. I. Mundy. (2003) Isolation of novel olfactory receptor genes in marmosets: insights into pseudogene formation and evidence for functional degeneracy in non-human primates. Gene 304, 87-96.

Mundy, N. I. and J. Kelly. (2003) Evolution of a pigmentation gene, the melanocortin-1 receptor, in primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 121, 67-80.

King, M. K., Lagerström, M. C., Fredriksson, R., Okimoto, R., Mundy, N. I., Takeuchi, S. and H. B. Schiöth. (2003) Association of feather colour with constitutively active melanocortin 1 receptors in chicken. European Journal of Biochemistry 270, 1441-1449.

Surridge, A. K. and N. I. Mundy. (2002) Trans-specific evolution of opsin alleles and the maintenance of trichromatic colour vision in Callitrichine primates. Molecular Ecology 11, 2157-2169.

Surridge, A. K., Smith, A. C., Buchanan-Smith, H. M. and N. I. Mundy. (2002) Single-copy nuclear DNA sequences obtained from non-invasively collected primate feces. American Journal of Primatology 56, 185-190.

Theron, E., Hawkins, K., Bermingham, E., Ricklefs, R. and N. I. Mundy. (2001) The molecular basis of an avian plumage polymorphism in the wild: a point mutation in the melanocortin-1 receptor is perfectly associated with melanism in the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola). Current Biology 11, 550-557.

Mundy, N. I. and J. Kelly (2001) Phylogeny of lion tamarins (Leontopithecus) based on interphotoreceptor binding protein intron 1 sequences. American Journal of Primatology 54, 33-40.

Eggert, L., Ramakrishnana, U., Mundy, N .I. and D. S. Woodruff (2000) Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers in the African elephant (Loxondonta africana) and their use in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Molecular Ecology 9, 2223-2225.

Mundy, N. I., Pissinatti, A. and D. S. Woodruff (2000) Multiple nuclear insertions of mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences in Callitrichine primates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17, 1075 – 1080.

Caine, N. G. and N. I. Mundy (2000) Demonstration of a foraging advantage for trichromatic marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi) dependent on food colour. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 267, 439 – 444.

Mundy, N. I., Ancrenaz, M., Wickings, E. J. and P. Lunn (1998) Protein deficiency in a colony of Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla g. gorilla). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 29, 261-268.

Nievergelt, C. N., Mundy, N. I., and D. S. Woodruff (1998) Microsatellite primers for genotyping common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and other callitrichids. Molecular Ecology 7, 1432-1434.

Mundy, N. I., and D. S. Woodruff (1998) Conservation genetics of the San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi). In Proceedings of the 2nd International Shrike Symposium , eds R. Yosef and Lohrer.

Mundy, N. I. (1997) Genotyping the polymorphic opsin locus in callitrichids using single-stranded conformational polymorphisms (SSCP). American Journal of Primatology 42, 135.

Mundy, N. I., Winchell, C. S., Burr, T. and D. S. Woodruff (1997). Microsatellite variation and microevolution in the critically endangered San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 264, 869-875.

Mundy, N. I., Winchell, C. S., and D. S. Woodruff (1997). Genetic differences between the endangered San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) and two neighbouring subspecies demonstrated by mtDNA control region and cytochrome b sequence variation. Molecular Ecology 6, 29-37.

Mundy, N. I., Unitt, P. and D. S. Woodruff (1997) Skin from feet of avian museum specimens as a source of DNA for genotyping. The Auk 114, 126-129.

Mundy, N. I., and D. S. Woodruff (1996). Polymorphic microsatellites in the loggerhead shrike isolated from a partial genomic library enriched for CA repeats. Molecular Ecology 5, 811-813.

Mundy, N. I., Winchell, C. S., and D. S. Woodruff (1996). Tandem repeats and heteroplasmy in the mitochondrial control region of the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) Journal of Heredity 87, 21-26.