2022 (Stelkens lab members in bold)

  1. Ament-Velásquez* L, C Gilchrist*, A Rêgo, DP Bendixsen, C Brice, J Grosse-Sommer, N Rafati, R Stelkens. The dynamics of adaptation to stress from standing genetic variation and de novo mutations. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2022,, *authors contributed equally
  2. Stelkens R, DP Bendixsen: The evolutionary and ecological potential of yeast hybrids. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 2022, 76:101958
  3. Tavakolian N, JG Frazão, DP Bendixsen, R Stelkens, CB Li : Shepherd: accurate clustering for correcting DNA barcode errors. Bioinformatics 2022, 38:3710-3716
  4. Gettle N, B Gallone, K Verstrepen, R Stelkens. 2022. Harnessing the power of technical and natural variation in 116 yeast datasets to benchmark long read assembly pipelines. bioRxiv, 2022,
  5. Boynton PJ, KR Patil, I Stefanini, R Stelkens, FA Cubillos, Yeast ecology and communities. Yeast, 2022, 39(1-2):3. DOI: 10.1002/yea.3691


  1. Bendixsen DP, JG Frazão, R Stelkens, Saccharomyces yeast hybrids on the rise, Yeast, 2021,
  2. Bendixsen DP, D Peris, R Stelkens. Patterns of genomic instability in interspecific yeast hybrids with diverse ancestries, Frontiers in Fungal Biology, 2021,
  3. Brice C, Z Zhang, D Bendixsen, RB Stelkens, Hybridization outcomes have strong genomic and environmental contingencies, The American Naturalist, 2021,
  4. Bendixsen* DP, N Gettle*, C Gilchrist, Z Zhang, R Stelkens, Genomic evidence of an ancient East Asian divergence event in wild Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genome Biology and Evolution, 2021, evab001, *authors contributed equally


  1. Bendixsen, DP, J Roberts, B Townshend, EJ Hayden, Phased nucleotide inserts for sequencing low-diversity RNA samples from in-vitro selection experiments. RNA 2020
  2. Rego A, Chaturvedi S, Springer A, Lish AM, Barton C, Kapheim K, Messina FJ, Gompert Z, Combining experimental evolution and genomics to understand how seed beetles adapt to a marginal host plant. Genes 11:400, 2020,


  1. Meier JI, RB Stelkens, DA Joyce, S Mwaiko, N Phiri, UK Schliewen, OM Selz, CE Wagner, C Katongo, O Seehausen, The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes, Nature Communications 10:5391, 2019
  2. Zhang* Z, DP Bendixsen*, T Janzen, A Nolte, D Greig, R Stelkens, Recombining your way out of trouble: The genetic architecture of hybrid fitness under environmental stress, *authors contributed equally, Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019,
  3. Gilchrist C, RB Stelkens, Aneuploidy in Yeast: Segregation Error or Adaptation Mechanism? Yeast 2019, doi:10.1002/yea.3427
  4. Gu, H, X Qi, Y Jia, Z Zhang, C Nie, X Li, J Li, Z Jiang, Q Wang, L Qu, Inheritance patterns of the transcriptome in hybrid chickens and their parents revealed by expression analysis. Scientific Reports 9:1 2019: 1-10
  5. Hudon, SF, EP Hurtado, JD Beck, SJ BurdenDP Bendixsen, KR Callery, JS Forbey, LP Waits, RA Miller, OK Nielsen, JA Heath, E J Hayden, Universal assay for measuring vertebrate telomeres by real-time quantitative PCR. bioRxiv 797068, 2019
  6. Bendixsen, DP, J Collet, B Østman, EJ Hayden, Genotype network intersections promote evolutionary innovation. PLoS Biology. 17(5):e3000300, 2019


  1. Bernardes J, RB Stelkens, D Greig, Heterosis in hybrids within and between yeast species, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2017, 30 (3): 538–548 doi: 10.1111/jeb.13023


  1. Stelkens RB, D Greig, Fungal evolution: On the origin of yeast species, NATURE Microbiology 2016 1 (1): 15017, doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol2015.17
  2. Boynton P, RB Stelkens, V Kowallik, D Greig, Measuring microbial fitness in a field reciprocal transplant experiment, Molecular Ecology Resources 2016, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12562
  3. Stelkens RB, EL Miller, D Greig, Asynchronous spore germination in isogenic, natural isolates of Saccharomyces paradoxus, FEMS Yeast Research 2016, 16 (3) doi: 10.1093/femsyr/fow012


  1. Stelkens* RB, K King*, J Webster, D Smith, M Brockhurst, Hybridization in parasites: Consequences for adaptive evolution, pathogenesis, and public health in a changing world, *authors contributed equally, PLOS Pathogens 2015, 11(9): e1005098
  2. Stelkens RB, C. Schmid, O Seehausen, Hybrid breakdown in cichlid fish, PLOS ONE 2015, 10(5): e0127207


  1. Stelkens RB, M Brockhurst, G Hurst, E Miller, D Greig, The effect of hybrid transgression on environmental tolerance in experimental yeast crosses. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2014, 27(11): 2507-2519
  2. Stelkens RB, M Brockhurst, G Hurst, D Greig, Hybridization facilitates evolutionary rescue, Evolutionary Applications 2014, 7(10): 1209-1217
  3. Stelkens RB, M Pompini, C Wedekind, Testing the effects of genetic crossing distance on embryo survival within a metapopulation of brown trout (Salmo trutta). Conservation Genetics 2014, 15: 375-386


  1. Stelkens RB, ES Clark, C Wedekind, Parental influences on pathogen resistance in brown trout embryos and effects of outcrossing within a river network, PLOS ONE 2013, 8: e57832


  1. Stelkens RB, M Pompini, C Wedekind, Testing for local adaptation in brown trout using reciprocal transplants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12: 247
  2. Abbott R, D Albach, S Ansell, JW Arntzen, SJE Baird, N Bierne et al. (incl. RB Stelkens), Hybridization and speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2012, 26: 229-246
  3. Stelkens RB, G Jaffuel, M Escher, C Wedekind, Genetic and phenotypic population divergence on a microgeographic scale in brown trout. Molecular Ecology 2012, 21:2896-2915


  1. Stelkens RB, C Wedekind, Environmental sex reversal, Trojan sex genes, and sex ratio adjustment: conditions and population consequences. Molecular Ecology 2010, 19: 627–646
  2. Wedekind C, RB Stelkens, Tackling the diversity of sex determination. Biology Letters 2010, 6: 7-9
  3. Stelkens RB, KA Young, O Seehausen, The accumulation of reproductive incompatibilities in African cichlid fish. Evolution 2010, 64:617-633


  1. Stelkens RB, C Schmid, O Selz, O Seehausen, Phenotypic novelty in experimental hybrids is predicted by the genetic distance between species of cichlid fish. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:283, doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-283
  2. Stelkens RB, O Seehausen, Genetic distance between species predicts novel trait expression in their hybrids. Evolution 2009, 63:884-897
  3. Stelkens RB, O Seehausen, Phenotypic divergence but not genetic distance predicts assortative mating among species of a new cichlid fish radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2009, 22:1679-1694


  1. Stelkens RB, MER Pierotti, DA Joyce, AM Smith, I van der Sluijs, O Seehausen, Disruptive sexual selection on male nuptial coloration in an experimental hybrid population of cichlid fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2008, 363:2861-2870
  2. van der Sluijs I, TJM Van Dooren, KD Hofker, JJM van Alphen, RB Stelkens, O Seehausen, Female mating preference functions predict sexual selection against hybrids between sibling species of cichlid fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2008, 363:2871-2877