Wolf lab publications

The Wolf lab works on a diversity of problems that are generally unified by an interest in how various type of phenomena influence the genotype-phenotype relationship and how this, in turn, influences various evolutionary processes.  We use theoretical and computation population and quantitative genetics combined with empirical work on a diversity of experimental systems to achieve this goal.  

Below is a list of publications that was up to date on 01.May.2012. The research page gives an overview of various problems we work on with some key publications highlighted. This page contains a complete list of publications.  For copies of any papers feel free to email me and I will send along a pdf (this includes chapters).   


The various problems we work on can be divided in a few main conceptual areas (see the 'research' page for details). The publications listed below follow these major headings, with some overlap between the lists (with unclassified publications listed under the 'miscellaneous' heading): 


    .evolutionary.genetics.of.genomic.imprinting.

    .evolutionary.genetics.of.maternal.effects.

    .quantitative.genetics.of.social.evolution.

    .genetic.architecture.(evolution.and.analysis.).

     .miscellaneous.

Under each of these major 'themes' is a list of a few  selected (mainly the most recent) publications.  A more complete list of publications is available via the 'publications' link (but it's not always up to date).  You can use the links above to jump to a particular topic or scroll down to look through the various problems we work on .  You can also find us on pubmed

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Cheverud JM, H Lawson, GL Fawcett, B Wang, LS Pletscher, A Fox, T Maxwell, TE Ehrich, JP Kenney-Hunt, JB Wolf & CF Semenkovich. 2010 Diet-dependent genetic and genomic imprinting effects on obesity in mice. Obesity 19:160-170

Wolf JB & R Hager. 2009. Selective abortion and the evolution of genomic imprinting. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22(12):2519-2523

Hager R, JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009. Change in maternal environment induced by cross-fostering alters genetic and epigenetic effects on complex traits in mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276:2949-1954.

Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2009 A framework for detecting and characterizing genetic background dependent imprinting effects. Mammalian Genome. 20:681-698 (DOI 10.1007/s00335-009-9209-2).

Hager R. JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009 Relative contribution of additive, dominance and imprinting effects to phenotypic variation in body size and growth between divergent selection lines of mice. Evolution 63:1118-1128

Wolf JB 2009. Cyto-nuclear interactions can favor the evolution of genomic imprinting. Evolution, 65:1364-1371

Leamy LJ, CP Klingenberg, E Sherratt, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2008. A search for quantitative trait loci exhibiting imprinting effects on mouse mandible size and shape. Heredity, 101:518-526. doi:10.1038/hdy.2008.79

Hager R, JM Cheverud, LJ Leamy & JB Wolf. 2008. Sex dependent imprinting effects on complex traits in mice. BMC Evolutionary Biology,8:303 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-303.

Wolf, JB, R Hager & JM Cheverud. 2008. Genomic imprinting effects on complex traits: a phenotype based perspective. Epigenetics 3(6):295-299

Wolf, JB, JM Cheverud, C Roseman & R Hager 2008. Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4:e1000091 (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000091)

Hager, R, JM Cheverud, & JB Wolf 2008. Maternal effects as the cause of parent-of-origin dependent effects that mimic genomic imprinting. Genetics, 178:1755-1762

Cheverud, JM, R Hager, G Fawcett, B Wang & JB Wolf. 2008 Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105:4253-4258.

Wolf JB & R. Hager. 2006. A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12): e380 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040380

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Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2012. Detecting maternal effect loci by statistical cross-fostering. Genetics. doi:10.1534/genetics.111.136440.

Wolf JB, LJ Leamy, CC Roseman, & JM Cheverud. 2011. Disentangling prenatal and postnatal maternal genetic effects reveals persistent prenatal effects on offspring growth Genetics. 189:1069-1082

Hager R, JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2011. Genotype dependent responses to sibling competition over maternal resources in mice. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.115

Wolf JB & R Hager. 2009. Selective abortion and the evolution of genomic imprinting. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22(12):2519-2523

Hager R, JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009. Change in maternal environment induced by cross-fostering alters genetic and epigenetic effects on complex traits in mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276:2949-1954.

Cheverud JM & JB Wolf. 2009. Genetics and evolutionary consequences of maternal effects. Pages 11-37 In: Maternal Effects in Mammals, D. Maestripieri & J. M. Mateo eds., University of C h i c a g o Press

Wolf JB & MJ Wade. 2009. What are maternal effects (and what are they not)? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 364:1107-1116

Hager, R, JM Cheverud, & JB Wolf 2008. Maternal effects as the cause of parent-of-origin dependent effects that mimic genomic imprinting. Genetics, 178:1755-1762

Wolf JB & R. Hager. 2006. A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12): e380 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040380

Wolf, JB Vaughn, TT, Pletscher, LS & JM Cheverud. 2002. Contribution of maternal effect QTL to genetic architecture of early growth in mice. Heredity 89:300-310

Wolf, JB, & MJ Wade. 2001. On the assignment of fitness to parents and offspring: Whose fitness is it and when does it matter?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 347-356

Wolf, JB 2000. Gene interactions from maternal effects. Evolution 54:1882-1898

Wolf, JB, Moore, AJ & ED Brodie III. 1999. Maternal and paternal effects in sexual selection and the evolution of parental investment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12: 1157-1167

Wolf, JB, & ED Brodie III. 1998. Coadaptation of parental and offspring characters. Evolution 52:535-44

Moore, AJ, Wolf JB & ED Brodie III. 1998. The influence of direct and indirect genetic effects on the evolution of social behavior: Sexual and social selection meet maternal effects. Pp. 22-41 In: Maternal Effects as Adaptation, T Mousseau & C Fox Editors., Oxford University Press

Wolf, JB, Moore AJ & ED Brodie III. 1997. The evolution of indicator traits for parental quality: the role of maternal and paternal effects. The American Naturalist 150: 639649

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Parkinson, K, NJ Buttery, JB Wolf* & CRL Thompson 2011. A simple mechanism for complex social behavior. PLoS Biology. 9:(3):e1001039

McGlothlin, JW, AJ Moore, JB Wolf & ED Brodie III. 2010 Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process. III. Social evolution. Evolution 64(9):2558-2574

Wolf JB, JJ Mutic & PX Kover 2011. Functional genetics of ecological interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society 366:1358-1367

Buttery NJ, CRL Thompson & JB Wolf 2010. Complex genotype interactions influence social fitness during the development phase of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(8) 1664-1671

Wolf JB & AJ Moore. 2010. Interacting phenotypes and indirect genetic effects: a genetic perspective on the evolution of social behavior. In. Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. CW Fox and DF Westneat Eds. pp 225-245.

Buttery N, DE Rozen, JB Wolf & CR Thompson. 2009. Quantification of social behavior in Dictyostelium discoideum reveals complex fixed and facultative strategies. Current Biology 19:1373-1377.

Bleakley, BH, JB, Wolf & Moore AJ 2010Quantitative genetics of social behavior. In. Social Behaviour: Genes, Ecology and Evolution. T. Szekely, J Komdeur & AJ Moore eds. Cambridge University Press. pp 29-54.

Wolf, JB. 2008. The role of social effects in selection for animal improvement. Brazilian Journal of Animal Science 37:137-142

Harris, WE, AJ McKane & JB Wolf. 2007. The maintenance of heritable variation through social competition. Evolution, 62:337-347

Wolf, JB Harris WE & NJ Royle. 2007. The capture of heritable variation for genetic quality through social competition. Genetica, doi:10.1007/s10709-007-9214-x.

Mutic, JJ, & JB Wolf. 2007. Indirect genetic effects from ecological interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology 16(11):2371-2381 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03259.x

Bijma, P Muir WM, Ellen E, Wolf JB and JAM Van Arendonk. 2007. Multilevel selection 2: Estimating the genetic parameters determining inheritance and response selection Genetics 175:289-299.

Wolf, JB., Wade MJ & ED Brodie III. 2004. The genotype-environment interaction and evolution when the environment contains genes. Pp. 173-190 In: Phenotypic Plasticity. Functional and Conceptual Approaches, TJ DeWitt & SM Scheiner, eds. Oxford University Press.

Wolf, JB 2003. Evolution and genetic constraint when the environment contains genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 100: 4655-4660 

Wolf, JB 2000. Indirect genetic effects and gene interactions. Pp.s 158-176 In: Epistasis and the Evolutionary Process, JB Wolf, ED Brodie III & M. J. Wade eds. Oxford University Press.

Wolf, JB, Brodie, EDIII., & AJ, Moore 1999. Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process II: Selection resulting from social interactions. The American Naturalist 153:254-266

Wolf, JB, Brodie EDIII., Cheverud, JM, Moore AJ & MJ Wade. 1998 Evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:64-69

Moore, AJ, Wolf JB & ED Brodie III. 1998. The influence of direct and indirect genetic effects on the evolution of social behavior: Sexual and social selection meet maternal effects. Pp. 22-41 In: Maternal Effects as Adaptation, T Mousseau & C Fox Editors., Oxford University Press

Moore, AJ, Brodie, EDIII & JB Wolf. 1997. Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process I: Indirect genetic effects and the evolution of social interactions. Evolution 51:1352-1362

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Lawson, HA, JE Cady, C Partridge, JB Wolf, CF Semenkovich, & JM Cheverud. 2011. Genetic effects at pleiotropic loci are context-dependent with consequences for the maintenance of genetic variation in populations. PLoS Genetics. 7(9): e1002256. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002256

Lawson, H, L Arthur, G Fawcell, B Wang, S Pletscher, T Maxwell, T Ehrich, J Kenney-Hunt, JB Wolf, C Semenkovich, & JM Cheverud. 2011. The importance of context to the genetic architecture of diabetes-related traits is revealed in a genome-wide scan of a LG/J x SM/J murine model. Mammalian Genome. 22:197-208

Fawcett GL, JP Jarvis, CC Roseman, B Wang, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2009. Fine-mapping of obesity-related quantitative trait loci in an F9/10 advanced intercross line. Obesity Epub ahead of print available.

Norgard E, J Jarvis, C Roseman, T Maxwell, J Kenney-Hunt, K Samocha, S Pletscher, B Wang, G Fawcett, C Leatherwood, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2009 Replication of Long Bone Length QTL in the F9 - F10 LG,SM Advanced Intercross. Mammalian Genome 20:224-235

Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2009 A framework for detecting and characterizing genetic background dependent imprinting effects. Mammalian Genome. 20:681-698 (DOI 10.1007/s00335-009-9209-2).

Hager R. JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009 Relative contribution of additive, dominance and imprinting effects to phenotypic variation in body size and growth between divergent selection lines of mice. Evolution 63:1118-1128

Leamy LJ, CP Klingenberg, E Sherratt, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2008. A search for quantitative trait loci exhibiting imprinting effects on mouse mandible size and shape. Heredity, 101:518-526. doi:10.1038/hdy.2008.79

Hager R, JM Cheverud, LJ Leamy & JB Wolf. 2008. Sex dependent imprinting effects on complex traits in mice. BMC Evolutionary Biology,8:303 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-303.

Fawcett GL, CC Roseman, JP Jarvis, B Wang, JB Wolf, JM Cheverud. 2008. Genetic architecture adiposity and organ weight using combined generation QTL analysis. Obsesity,16(8): 1861-1868.

Kenney-Hunt JP, B Wang, EA Norgard, G Fawcett, D Falk, LS Pl etscher, JP Jarvis, C Roseman, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2008. Pleiotropic patterns of quantitative trait loci for seventy murine skeletal traits. Genetics, 178:2275-2288

Wolf, JB, R Hager & JM Cheverud. 2008. Genomic imprinting effects on complex traits: a phenotype based perspective. Epigenetics 3(6):295-299

Wolf, JB, JM Cheverud, C Roseman & R Hager 2008. Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4:e1000091 (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000091)

Pavlicev, M, JP Kenney-Hunt, EA Norgard, C Roseman, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2007. Genetic variation in pleiotropy: differential epistasis as a source of variation in the allometric relationship between long bone lengths and body weight. Evolution, 62:199-213

Hager, R, JM Cheverud, & JB Wolf 2008. Maternal effects as the cause of parent-of-origin dependent effects that mimic genomic imprinting. Genetics, 178:1755-1762

Cheverud, JM, R Hager, G Fawcett, B Wang & JB Wolf. 2008 Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105:4253-4258.

Hunt, J Wolf JB & AJ Moore. 2007. The biology of multivariate evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:24-27.

Czesak, ME Fox CW & JB Wolf. 2006. Experimental evolution of phenotypic plasticity: How predictive are cross-environment genetic correlations?. The American Naturalist 168(3):323-335

Wolf, JB Pomp D, Eisen EJ, Cheverud JM & LJ Leamy 2006 The contribution of epistatic pleiotropy to the genetic architecture of covariation among polygenic traits in mice. Evolution & Development 8:468-76

Wolf, JB 2006. Epistasis and the conversion of epistatic to additive variance. Pp. 87-89. In: Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies, CW Fox & JB Wolf. eds. Oxford University Press

Wolf, JB, Leamy, LJ, Routman, EJ & JM Cheverud. 2005. Epistatic pleiotropy and the genetic architecture of covariation within early- and late-developing skull trait complexes in mice. Genetics, 171:683-694

Kover, PX, Wolf, JB, Kunkel, BN & JM Cheverud. 2005. Genetic architecture of Arabidposis thaliana response to infection by Pseudomonas syringae. Heredity, 94:507-517

Wolf, JB, Frankino WA & C Allen. 2004. Multivariate phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace. Pp. 366-89 In: Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes M Pigliucci & K Preston eds. Oxford Univ. Press

Wolf, JB 2002. The geometry of phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99:15849-15851.

Wolf, JB Vaughn, TT, Pletscher, LS & JM Cheverud. 2002. Contribution of maternal effect QTL to genetic architecture of early growth in mice. Heredity 89:300-310

Wolf, JB, Frankino WA , Agrawal AF, Brodie, ED III & AJ Moore. 2001. Developmental interactions and the constituents of quantitative variation. Evolution 55: 232-245

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Norgard EA, Lawson HA, Pletscher LS, Wang B, Brooks VR, Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2011 Genetic factors and diet affect long-bone length in the F34 LG, SM advanced intercross. Mammalian Genome, 22: 178-196. DOI 10.1007/s00335-010-9311-5

Lawson HA, KM Zelle, GL Fawcett, B Wang, LS Pletscher, TJ Maxwell, TE Ehrich, JP Kenney-Hunt, JB Wolf, CF Semenkovich & JM Cheverud. 2010. Genetic, epigenetic and gene-by-diet interaction effects underlie variation in blood serum levels in a LG/J x SM/J murine model. Journal of Lipids Research doi:10.1194/jlr.M006957

Wolf JB & AJ Moore. 2010.A very brief introduction to quantitative genetics. In. Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. CW Fox and DF Westneat Eds. pp 75-79.

Wolf JB 2007. Evolutionary Computation (book review). Quarterly Review of Biology. 82(1):46.

Hunt, J Wolf JB & AJ Moore. 2007. The biology of multivariate evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:24-27.

Wolf, JB 2006. Individual fitness surfaces and multivariate selection. Pp. 269-272. In: Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies, CW Fox & JB Wolf. eds. Oxford University Press.

Wolf, JB 2006. Epistasis and the conversion of epistatic to additive variance. Pp. 87-89. In: Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies, CW Fox & JB Wolf. eds. Oxford University Press

Wolf, JB., Wade MJ & ED Brodie III. 2004. The genotype-environment interaction and evolution when the environment contains genes. Pp. 173-190 In: Phenotypic Plasticity. Functional and Conceptual Approaches, TJ DeWitt & SM Scheiner, eds. Oxford University Press.

Wolf, JB, Frankino WA & C Allen. 2004. Multivariate phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace. Pp. 366-89 In: Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes M Pigliucci & K Preston eds. Oxford Univ. Press

Wolf, JB 2002. The geometry of phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99:15849-15851.

Boake, CRB, Arnold SJ, Breden F, Meffert LM, Ritchie MG, Taylor BJ, Wolf JB, & AJ Moore. 2002. Genetic tools for studying adaptation and the evolution of behavior. The American Naturalist 160:S143-S159

Wolf, JB 2001. Integrating biotechnology and the behavioral sciences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 119-120

Wolf, JB, & MJ Wade. 2001. On the assignment of fitness to parents and offspring: Whose fitness is it and when does it matter?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 347-356

Gill, DE, Chao, L, Perkins, SL & JB Wolf 1995. Genetic mosaicism in plants and clonal animals. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 26:423-44

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