prof. RNDr. František Marec, CSc.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics

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Phone: +420 387 775 250; +420 770 177 753


Lepidoptera genetics; molecular cytogenetics; synaptonemal complex; telomeres; sex chromosomes, sex determination.

Total found: 215 records
Marková A., Orosová M., Marec F., Barčák D., Oros M. (2024) Karyological study of Acanthocephalus lucii (Echinorhynchida): the occurrence of B chromosomes in populations from PCB-polluted waters. Diversity 16 : 140.
DOI: 10.3390/d16030140
Van ’t Hof A. E., Whiteford S., Yung C. J., Yoshido A., Zrzavá M., de Jong M. A., Tan K. L., Zhu D., Monteiro A., Brakefield P. M., Marec F., Saccheri I. J. (2024) Zygosity-based sex determination in a butterfly drives hypervariability of Masculinizer. Science Advances 10 : eadj6979.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adj6979
Cáceres C., Bourtzis K., Gouvi G., Vreysen M. J. B., Somda N. S. B., Hejníčková M., Marec F., Meza J. S. (2023) Development of a novel genetic sexing strain of Ceratitis capitata based on an X‑autosome translocation. Scientific Reports 13 : 16167.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-43164-0
Häcker I., Bartsch D., Choo A., Marec F. (2023) Editorial: Genetic control of insect pest species — achievements, challenges, and perspectives. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 11 : 1208677.
DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2023.1208677
Hejníčková M., Dalíková M., Zrzavá M., Marec F., Lorite P., Montiel E. E. (2023) Accumulation of retrotransposons contributes to W chromosome differentiation in the willow beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Scientific Reports 13 : 534.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-27757-3
Hundsdoerfer A. K., Schell T., Patzold F., Wright C. J., Yoshido A., Marec F., Daneck H., Winkler S., Greve C., Podsiadlowski L., Hiller M., Pippel M. (2023) High‑quality haploid genomes corroborate 29 chromosomes and highly conserved synteny of genes in Hyles hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). BMC Genomics 24 : 443.
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09506-y
Orosová M., Marková A., Zrzavá M., Marec F., Oros M. (2023) Chromosome analysis and the occurrence of B chromosomes in fish parasite Acanthocephalus anguillae (Palaeacanthocephala: Echinorhynchida). Parasite 30 : 44.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2023045
Pospíšilová K., Van ’t Hof A. E., Yoshido A., Kružíková R., Visser S., Zrzavá M., Bobryshava K., Dalíková M., Marec F. (2023) Masculinizer gene controls male sex determination in the codling moth, Cydia pomonella. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 160 : 103991.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.103991
Yoshido A., Marec F. (2023) Deviations in the Z:A ratio disrupt sexual development in the eri silkmoth, Samia cynthia ricini. Genetics 224 : iyad023.
DOI: 10.1093/genetics/iyad023
Gasparotto A. E., Milani D., Martí E., Bardella V. B., Ferretti A.B.S.M., Hickmann F., Zrzavá M., Marec F., Cabral‑de‑Mello D. C. (2022) A step forward in the genome characterization of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis: karyotype analysis, sex chromosome system and repetitive DNAs through a cytogenomic approach. Chromosoma 131 : 253–267.
DOI: 10.1007/s00412-022-00781-4
Mola L. M., Vrbová I., Tosto D. S., Zrzavá M., Marec F. (2022) On the origin of neo-sex chromosomes in the Neotropical dragonflies Rhionaeschna bonariensis and R. planaltica (Aeshnidae, Odonata). Insects 13 : 1159.
DOI: 10.3390/insects13121159
Orosová M., Marková A., Marec F., Barčák D., Brázová T., Oros M. (2022) New cytogenetic data on Caryophyllaeus laticeps and Paracaryophyllaeus gotoi, parasites of evolutionary interest. Parasitology 149 : 1094–1105.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182022000622
Cabral-de-Mello D., Zrzavá M., Kubíčková S., Rendón P., Marec F. (2021) The role of satellite DNAs in genome architecture and sex chromosome evolution in Crambidae moths. Frontiers in Genetics 12 : 661417.
DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2021.661417
Cabral‑de‑Mello D. C., Marec F. (2021) Universal fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) protocol for mapping repetitive DNAs in insects and other arthropods. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 296 : 513–526.
DOI: 10.1007/s00438-021-01765-2
Ferguson K. B., Visser S., Dalíková M., Provazníková I., Urbaneja A., Pérez‐Hedo M., Marec F., Werren J. H., Zwaan B. J., Pannebakker B. A., Verhulst E. C. (2021) Jekyll or Hyde? The genome (and more) of Nesidiocoris tenuis, a zoophytophagous predatory bug that is both a biological control agent and a pest. Insect Molecular Biology 30 : 188-209.
DOI: 10.1111/imb.12688
Hejníčková M., Dalíková M., Potocký P., Tammaru T., Trehubenko M., Kubíčková S., Marec F., Zrzavá M. (2021) Degenerated, undifferentiated, rearranged, lost: High variability of sex chromosomes in Geometridae (Lepidoptera) identified by sex chromatin. Cells 10 : 2230.
DOI: 10.3390/cells10092230
Marec F., Bloem S., Carpenter J. E. (2021) Inherited sterility in insects. In: V. A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs and A. S. Robinson (eds.), Sterile Insect Technique. Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management. Second edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, pp. 163-200. DOI: 10.1201/9781003035572
Orosová M., Marková A., Provazníková I., Oros M., Radačovská A., Čadková Z., Marec F. (2021) Molecular cytogenetic analysis of a triploid population of the human broad tapeworm, Dibothriocephalus latus (Diphyllobothriidea). Parasitology 148 : 787–797.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182021000408
Provazníková I., Hejníčková M., Visser S., Dalíková M., Carabajal Paladino L. Z., Zrzavá M., Voleníková A., Marec F., Nguyen P. (2021) Large‑scale comparative analysis of cytogenetic markers across Lepidoptera. Scientific Reports 11 : 12214.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-91665-7
Visser S., Voleníková A., Nguyen P., Verhulst E. C., Marec F. (2021) A conserved role of the duplicated Masculinizer gene in sex determination of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella. PLoS Genetics 17 : e1009420.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009420

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