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Eran Tauber Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology

Office: Multi-Purpose Building  | Phone: 972-4-8288784
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Subject: The genetics of the circadian clock and seasonal timing in insects, with particular interest in natural genetic variation, population genetics and molecular evolution
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Research Interests 

The genetics of the circadian clock and seasonal timing in insects, with particular interest in natural genetic variation, population genetics and molecular evolution

Selected Publications

Cook N, Boulton RA, Green J, Trivedi U, Tauber E, Pannebakker BA, Ritchie MG, Shuker DM. 2018. Differential gene expression is not required for facultative sex allocation: a transcriptome analysis of brain tissue in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. R. Soc. open sci. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171718.

Noreen S, Pegoraro M, Nouroz F, Tauber E, Kyriacou CP. 2018. Interspecific studies of circadian genes period and timeless in Drosophila. Gene. 648: 106–114.  doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2018.01.020.

Zonato V, Vanin S, Costa R, Tauber E, Kyriacou CP. 2017. Inverse European latitudinal cline at the timeless locus of Drosophila melanogaster reveals selection on a clock gene: population genetics of ls-tim. Journal of Biological Rhythms doi:10.1177/0748730417742309.

Adewoye AB, Nuzhdin SV, Tauber E.  2017. Mapping quantitative trait loci underlying circadian light sensitivity in Drosophila. Journal of Biological Rhythms. doi:10.1177/0748730417731863.

Pegoraro M, Zonato V, Tyler ER, Fedele G, Kyriacou CP, Tauber E. 2017. Geographical analysis of diapause inducibility in European Drosophila melanogaster populations. Journal of Insect Physiology.  doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.01.015.

Zonato V, Collins L, Pegoraro M.,  Tauber E, Kyriacou CP, 2017. Is diapause an ancient adaptation in Drosophila? Journal of Insect Physiology. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.01.017.

Khericha M, Kolenchery JB and Tauber E. 2016. Neural and non-neural contributions to sexual dimorphism of mid-day sleep in Drosophila melanogaster: a pilot study. Physiological Entomology 41: 327–334. doi:10.1111/phen.12134 

Pegoraro M, Bafna A, Davies NJ, Shuker DM, Tauber E. 2015. DNA methylation changes induced by long and short photoperiods in Nasonia. Genome Research. doi:10.1101/gr.196204.115

Cook N, Trivedi U, Pannebakker BA, Blaxter M, Ritchie MG, Tauber E, Sneddon T, and Shuker DM. 2015 Oviposition but Not Sex Allocation Is Associated with Transcriptomic Changes in Females of the Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia vitripennis. G3 (Genes| Genomes| Genetics).  g3.115.021220; doi:10.1534/g3.115.021220.

Davies NJ, Krusche P, Tauber E, Ott S. Analysis of 5′ gene regions reveals extraordinary conservation of novel non-coding sequences in a wide range of animals. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2015 Oct 19;15(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0499-6.

Stevenson TJ, Visser ME, Arnold W, Barrett P, Biello S, Dawson A, Denlinger DL, (and 33 others, including Tauber E). 2015. Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security, and ecosystems: a call for integrated research. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1453.

Davies NJ & Tauber E 2015. WaspAtlas: a Nasonia vitripennis gene database and analysis platform. Database: the journal of biological databases and curation.  bav103 doi:10.1093/database/bav103  

Adewoye, AB, Kyriacou CP & Tauber E. 2015. Identification and functional analysis of early gene expression induced by circadian light-resetting in Drosophila. BMC Genomics.16: 570. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1787-7.

Cook, N., Pannebakker, B.A., Tauber, E. & Shuker, D.M. 2015. DNA methylation and sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. American Naturalist, 186(4). doi: 10.1086/682950

Pegoraro M, Picot E, Hansen CN, Kyriacou CP, Rosato, E & Tauber, E. 2015. Gene Expression Associated with Early and Late Chronotypes in Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Neurology. 6:100. DOI:10.3389/fneur.2015.00100

Pegoraro, M., Gesto, JS.,Kyriacou, CP. & Tauber, E. 2014. Role for Circadian Clock Genes in Seasonal Timing: Testing the Bünning Hypothesis. PLoS Genetics 10(9): e1004603. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004603.

Pegoraro, M., Noreen, S., Bhutani, S., Tsolou, A.  Schmid, R., Kyriacou, C.P. & Tauber, E. 2014.  Molecular evolution of a pervasive natural amino-acid substitution in Drosophila cryptochrome. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86483. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086483

Zhang, L., Hastings, M.H., Green, E.W., Tauber, E., Sladek, M, Webster, S.G., Kyriacou, C.P. & Wilcockson, D.C. 2013. Dissociation of circadian and circatidal time-keeping in the marine crustacean Eurydice pulchra. Current Biology. 10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.075

Tauber, E. 2012. Open season on the Bünning hypothesis and seasonal timing. What kind of insights can quantitative genetics provide us about this controversial hypothesis? Heredity. 108:469-470

Pegoraro, M & Tauber, E. 2011. Animal clocks: a multitude of molecular mechanisms for circadian timekeeping. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews RNA. 2: 312-320.

Tauber, E., Miller-Fleming, L., Mason, R.P., Kwan, W., Clapp, J., Butler, NJ, Outeiro, TF, Muchowski PJ, & Giorgini, F. 2010. Functional gene expression profiling in yeast implicates translational dysfunction in mutant Huntingtin toxicity. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286: 410-419.

Kyriacou, C.P. & Tauber, E 2010. Genes and genomic searches. In M Breed, J Moore (ed), Encyclopaedia of Animal Behaviour; 2: 12 -21, Academic Press, Oxford, UK.

Kyriacou, C.P., Peixoto, A.A., Sandrelli, F, Costa, R, & Tauber, E. 2008. Clines in clock genes: fine-tuning circadian rhythms to the environment. Trends in Genetics 24: 124-132.

Pegoraro, M & Tauber, E. 2008. Role of microRNA (miRNA) in circadian rhythmicity. Journal of Genetics 87: 505-511

Tauber, E. & Kyriacou, CP. 2008. Genomic approaches for studying biological clocks. Functional Ecology 22: 19–29.

Tauber, E, Sandrelli, F., Zordan, MA, Pegoraro, M. Cisotto, P, Osterwalder, N. Piccin, A. Daga, A., Mazzotta, G., Rosato, E., Kyriacou C.P., & Costa R. 2007. Natural selection favours a newly derived allele of the circadian clock gene timeless in European Drosophila melanogaster populations. Science 316: 1895-1898. PubMed [Selected by Faculty of 1000]

Sandrelli, F., Tauber, E., Zordan, MA, Pegoraro, M. Cisotto, P, Osterwalder, N. Piccin, A. Daga, A., Mazzotta, G., Rosato, E., Kyriacou C.P., & Costa R.A. 2007. A molecular basis for natural selection at the timeless locus in Drosophila melanogaster.. Science 316: 1898-1900. [Selected by Faculty of 1000]  

Rosato, E., Tauber, E. & Kyriacou, C.P. 2006. Molecular genetics of the fruit-fly circadian clock. European Journal of Human Genetics. 14, 729–738.

Tauber, E & Kyriacou C.P.  2005. Molecular evolution and population genetics of circadian clock genes. Methods in Enzymology. 393:797-817.

Tauber, E., Last K.S., Olive, P.J. & Kyriacou C.P. 2004. Clock gene evolution and functional divergence.  Journal of Biological Rhythms 19: 445-458. 

Tauber, E. Roe, H., Costa, R., Hennessy, J.M. &  Kyriacou, C.P. 2003. Temporal mating isolation driven by a single behavioural gene in Drosophila. Current Biology 13: 140-145. 

Tauber, E. & Eberl, D.F. 2003. Acoustic communication in Drosophila. Behavioural Processes  64: 197-210. PubMed

Tauber, E. & Eberl, D.F. 2002. The effect of male competition on the courtship song of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Behavior 15: 109-120. PubMed.

Tauber, E. &  Kyriacou, C.P. 2001. Insect photoperiodism and circadian clocks: models and mechanisms. Journal of Biological Rhythms 16: 381-390. PubMed.

Tauber, E. & Eberl, D.F. 2001. Song recognition in auditory mutants of Drosophila: the role of sensory feedback. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 187: 341-348. PubMed.

Tauber, E., Cohen, D., Greenfield, M.D. & Pener, M.P. 2001. Duet singing and female choice in the bushcricket Phaneroptera nana. Behaviour 138: 411-430.

Yerushalmi, Y., Tauber, E. & Pener, M.P. 2001. Phase polymorphism in Locusta migratoria: the relative effects of geographic strains and albinism on morphometrics. Physiological Entomology 26: 95-105 

Tauber, E. 2001. Bi-directional communication system in katydids: the effect on chorus structure. Behavioral Ecology. 12: 308-312.

Tauber, E. & Pener, M.P. 2000. Song recognition in female bushcrickets Phaneroptera nana. Journal of Experimental Biology 203: 597-603

Tauber, E. & Camhi, J.M. 1995. The wind evoked escape behavior of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus: Integration of behavioral elements. Journal of Experimental Biology 198: 1895-1907.

 

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