prof. RNDr. František Marec, CSc.

Job Position: Director , Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics

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Phone: +420 387 775 212; +420 770 177 753


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

Total found: 203 records
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
Ward C. W., Aumann R. A., Whitehead M. A., Nikolouli K., Leveque G., Gouvi G., Fung E., Reiling S. J., Djambazian H., Hughes M. A., Whiteford S., Caceres-Barrios C., Nguyen T. N. M., Choo A., Crisp P., Sim S. B., Geib S. M., Marec F., Häcker I., Ragoussis J., Darby A. C., Bourtzis K., Baxter S. W., Schetelig M. F. (2021) White pupae phenotype of tephritids is caused by parallel mutations of a MFS transporter. Nature Communications 12 : 491.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20680-5
Sember A., Pappová M., Forman M., Nguyen P., Marec F., Dalíková M., Divišová K., Doležálková-Kaštánková M., Zrzavá M., Sadílek D., Hrubá B., Král J. (2020) Patterns of sex chromosome differentiation in spiders: insights from comparative genomic hybridisation. Genes 11 : 849.
DOI: 10.3390/genes11080849
Singh K. S., Troczka B. J., Duarte A., Balabanidou V., Trissi N., Carabajal Paladino L. Z., Nguyen P., Zimmer C. T., Papapostolou K. M., Randall E., Lueke B., Marec F., Mazzoni E., Williamson M. S., Hayward A., Nauen R., Vontas J., Bass C. (2020) The genetic architecture of a host shift: An adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses. Science Advances 6 : eaba1070.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba1070
Yoshido A., Šíchová J., Pospíšilová K., Nguyen P., Šafář J., Provazník J., Voleníková A., Vila R., Marec F. (2020) Evolution of multiple sex-chromosomes associated with dynamic genome reshuffling in Leptidea wood-white butterflies. Heredity 125 : 138–154.
DOI: 10.1038/s41437-020-0325-9
Carabajal Paladino L. Z., Provazníková I., Berger M., Bass C., Aratchige N. S., López S. N., Marec F., Nguyen P. (2019) Sex chromosome turnover in moths of the diverse superfamily Gelechioidea. Genome Biology and Evolution 11 : 1307–1319.
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evz075
Hejníčková M., Koutecký P., Potocký P., Provazníková I., Voleníková A., Dalíková M., Visser S., Marec F., Zrzavá M. (2019) Absence of W chromosome in Psychidae moths and implications for the theory of sex chromosome evolution in Lepidoptera. Genes 10 : 1016.
DOI: 10.3390/genes10121016
Hora K. H., Marec F., Roessingh P., Menken S. B. J. (2019) Limited intrinsic postzygotic reproductive isolation despite chromosomal rearrangements between closely related sympatric species of small ermine moths (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 128 : 44-58.
DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blz090
Král J., Forman M., Kořínková T., Reyes Lerma A. C., Haddad C. R., Musilová J., Řezáč M., Ávila Herrera I. M., Thakur S., Dippenaar-Schoeman A. S., Marec F., Horová L., Bureš P. (2019) Insights into the karyotype and genome evolution of haplogyne spiders indicate a polyploid origin of lineage with holokinetic chromosomes. Scientific Reports 9 : 3001.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39034-3
Marec F., Vreysen M. J. B. (2019) Advances and challenges of using the sterile insect technique for the management of pest Lepidoptera. Insects 10 : 371.
DOI: 10.3390/insects10110371
Meccariello A., Salvemini M., Primo P., Hall B., Koskinioti P., Dalíková M., Gravina A., Gucciardino M. A., Forlenza F., Gregoriou M. E., Ippolito D., Monti S. M., Petrella V., Perrotta M. M., Schmeing S., Ruggiero A., Scolari F., Giordano E., Tsoumani K. T., Marec F., Windbichler N., Arunkumar K. P., Bourtzis K., Mathiopoulos K. D., Ragoussis J., Vitagliano L., Tu Z., Papathanos P. A., Robinson M. D., Saccone G. (2019) Maleness-on-the-Y (MoY) orchestrates male sex determination in major agricultural fruit fly pests. Science 365 : 1457–1460.
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax1318
Traut W., Schubert V., Dalíková M., Marec F., Sahara K. (2019) Activity and inactivity of moth sex chromosomes in somatic and meiotic cells. Chromosoma 128 : 533-545.
DOI: 10.1007/s00412-019-00722-8
Wan F., Yin C., Tang R., Chen M., Wu Q., Huang C., Qian W., Rota-Stabelli O., Yang N., Wang S., Wang G., Zhang G., Guo J., Gu L., Chen L., Xing L., Xi Y., Liu F., Lin K., Guo M., Liu W., He K., Tian R., Jacquin-Joly E., Franck P., Siegwart M., Ometto L., Anfora G., Blaxter M., Meslin C., Nguyen P., Dalíková M., Marec F., Olivares J., Maugin S., Shen J., Liu J., Guo J., Luo J., Liu B., Fan W., Feng L., Zhao X., Peng X., Wang K., Liu L., Zhan H., Liu W., Shi G., Jiang C., Jin J., Xian X., Lu S., Ye M., Li M., Yang M., Xiong R., Walters J. R., Li F. (2019) A chromosome-level genome assembly of Cydia pomonella provides insights into chemical ecology and insecticide resistance. Nature Communications 10 : 4237.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12175-9

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