Publications

Academic Papers

Banerjee, T, D Ramos, and A Monteiro (in press)   Expression of multiple engrailed family genes in eyespots of Bicyclus anynana butterflies does not implicate the duplication events in the evolution of this morphological novelty Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Prakask A, and A Monteiro (2020)   Doublesex mediates the development of sex-specific pheromone organs in Bicyclus butterflies via multiple mechanisms Molecular Biology and Evolution 

Rivera-Colon A, E Westerman, Sv Belleghem, A Monteiro*, and R Papa* (2020) Multiple loci control eyespot number variation on the hindwings of Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Genetics (*co-corresponding authors)

Bhardwaj, S, SHJ Lim, MR Wenk, JC Oliver, HF Nijhout, and A Monteiro (2020) Origin of the mechanism of phenotypic plasticity in satyrid butterfly eyespots eLife  

Tan, EJ, BD Wilts, BTK Tan and A Monteiro (2020) What’s in a band? The function of the color and banding pattern of the Banded Swallowtail. Ecology and Evolution  

Banerjee, TD and A Monteiro (2020) Dissection of larval and pupal wings of Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Methods and Protocols 3, 5; doi:10.3390/mps3010005  

A video illustrating wing dissections is available (here)

Dion E, LX Pui, K Weber and A Monteiro (2020) Early-exposure to new sex pheromone blends alters mate preference in female butterflies and in their offspring. Nature Communications 11:53

Chan, IZW, Z Rafi and A Monteiro (2019) Interacting effects of eyespot number and ultraviolet reflectivity on predation risk in Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Insect Science 19(6):19; 1-7  

Lin Q, L Low, A Lau, E Chua, Y Matsuoka, Y Lian, A Monteiro, S Tate, J Gunaratne, and T Carney (2019) Tracking genome-editing and associated molecular perturbations by SWATH mass spectrometry. Scientific Reports 9:15240  

Gowri V., E Dion, Athamaja, FM Piel, and Monteiro A (2019) Transgenerational inheritance of learned preferences for novel host plant odors in Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Evolution doi:10.1111/evo.13861

Brown, P RELISH Consortium, and Y Zhou (2019) Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database 1-66: doi: 10.1093/database/baz085

Perea-García JO, ME Kret, A. Monteiro, and C Hobaiter (2019) Scleral pigmentation leads to conspicuous, not cryptic, eye morphology in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  

Connahs H, S Tlili, J van Creij, TYJ Loo, T Banerjee, TE Saunders, A Monteiro (2019) Distal-less activates butterfly eyespots consistent with a reaction-diffusion process. Development. dev.169367

Huq M, S Bhardwaj and A Monteiro (2019) Male Bicyclus anynana butterflies choose mates based on their ventral UV-reflective eyespot centers. Journal of Insect Science 

Dion E*, A Monteiro*, C Nieberding* (2019) The role of learning on insect and spider sexual behaviors, sexual trait evolution and speciation Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6:225  (*co-corresponding authors) 

Tan YQ, E Dion and A Monteiro (2018) Haze smoke impacts the survival and development of butterflies. Scientific Reports 8:15667 

Palmer DH*, YQ Tan, SD Finkbeiner, AD Briscoe, A Monteiro* and MR Kronforst* (2018) Experimental field tests of Batesian mimicry in the swallowtail butterfly Papilio polytes. Ecology and Evolution 8:7657-66 (*co-corresponding authors) 

Banerjee T and A Monteiro (2018) CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome editing in Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Methods and Protocols 1,16;doi:10.3390/mps1020016 

Video protocol available here

Matsuoka Y and A Monteiro (2018) Melanin pathway genes regulate color and morphology of butterfly wing scales. Cell Reports 24: 56-65 

Prakash A and A Monteiro (2018) apterous A specifies dorsal wing patterns and sexual traits in butterflies. Proc R Soc Lond B 

Low XH and A Monteiro (2018) Dorsal forewing white spots of male Papilio polytes (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) not maintained by female mate choice. Journal of Insect Behavior 31:29-41 

Bhardwaj S, KL Prudic, A Bear, M Das Gupta, WF Cheong, MR WenkA Monteiro (2018). Sex differences in 20-hydroxyecdysone hormone levels control sexual dimorphism in butterfly wing patterns. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35:465-472 

Ozsu N and A Monteiro (2017) Wound healing, calcium signaling and other novel pathways are associated with the formation of butterfly eyespots. BMC Genomics 18:788 

Monteiro, A (2017) Physiology and evolution of wing pattern plasticity in Bicyclus butterflies: a critical review of the literaure. In Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patters: An Integrative Approach. Eds Sekimura, T and HF Nijhout, Springer. pp 91-105 

Xiong G, X Tong, T Gai, C Li, L Qiao, A Monteiro, H Hu, M Han, X Ding, S Wu, Z Xiang, C Lu & F Dai (2017) Body shape and coloration of silkworm larvae are influenced by a novel cuticular protein. Genetics 207: 1053-66 

Desplan, C, N Plachta, A Monteiro, K Guillemin, and J Briscoe (2017) What is the future of Developmental Biology? Cell 170(1), 6-7 

Ozsu N, QY Chan, B Chen, M Das Gupta and A Monteiro (2017) Winglessis a positive regulator of eyespot color patterns in Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Developmental Biology 429(1): 177-185 

Ng*, SY, S Bhardwaj* and A Monteiro (2017) Males become choosier in response to manipulations of female wing ornaments in dry season Bicyclus anynana butterflies. J. Insect Science 17(4): 81 (*co-first authors)  (top downladed paper of JIS in 2017)

Nowell, RW, B Elsworth, V Oostra, BJ Zwaan, CW Wheat, M Saastamoninen, IJ Saccheri, AE Van’t Hof, BR Wasik, H Connahs, ML Aslam, S Kumar, RJ Challis, A Monteiro, PM Brakefield, M Blaster (2017) A high-coverage draft genome of the mycalesine butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Gigascience 6: 1-7 Doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix035

Bear, A, KL Prudic and A Monteiro (2017) Steroid hormone signaling during development has a latent effect on adult male sexual behavior in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. PLoS One 2(3): e0174403 

Zhang, L, A Martin, MW Perry, KL vd Burg, Y Matsuoka, A Monteiro, RD Reed (2017) Genetic basis of melanin pigmentation in butterfly wings. Genetics 205: 1537-1550 

Wee, J and A Monteiro (2017) Yellow and the novel aposematic signal, red, protect Delias butterflies from predators. PLoS One 12(1): e0168243 

Dion, E, A Monteiro and JY Yew (2016) Phenotypic plasticity in sex pheromone production in Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Scientific Reports 6:39002 | DOI: 10.1038/srep39002

Prakash, A and A Monteiro (2016) Molecular mechanisms of secondary sexual trait development in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 17:40-48 

Monteiro, A and M Das Gupta (2016). Identifying co-opted networks and causative mutations in the origin of novel complex traits. Current Topics in Developmental Biology 119: 205-226 

Chen, B, WH Piel, and A Monteiro (2016). The Distal-less homeobox genes of insects and spiders: genomic organization, function, regulation and evolution. Insect Science 23: 335-352 

Labandeira, CC, Q Yang, JA Santiago-Blay, CL Hotton, A Monteiro, Y-J Wang, Y Goreva, S Shih, S Siljeström, TR Rose, DL Dilcher, and D Ren (2016) The evolutionary convergence of mid-Mesozoic lacewings and Cenozoic butterflies. Proc R Soc Lond B 283: 20152894

Westerman, E and A Monteiro (2016) Rearing temperature influences adult response to changes in mating status. PLoS One 11(2): e0146546

Ho, S, S Schachat, WH Piel and A Monteiro (2016). Attack risk for butterflies changes with eyespot number and size. Roy Soc Open Sci 3:150614

Macias-Muñoz, A, G Smith, A Monteiro and AD Briscoe (2016). Transcriptome-wide differential expression in Bicyclus anynana butterflies: Female vision-related genes are more plastic. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:79-92

Monteiro, A, X Tong, A Bear, SF Liew, S Bhardwaj, BR Wasik, A Dinwiddie, C Bastianelli, WF Cheong, MR Wenk, H Cao, and KL Prudic (2015) Differential expression of ecdysone receptor leads to variation in phenotypic plasticity across serial homologs. PLoS Genetics 11(9):e1005529

Stoehr, AM, X Tong, O Podlaha, and A. Monteiro (2015) Progress towards germ-line transformation of the butterfly Pieris rapae L. Gene Technology 4: 123. doi: 10.4172/2329-6682.S1-001

Das Gupta, M, SK Chan and A Monteiro (2015) Natural loss of eyeless/Pax6 in eyes of Bicyclus anynana adult butterflies likely leads to exponential decrease of eye fluorescence in transgenics. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132882. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132882

Schachat, S, JC Oliver, and A Monteiro (2015) Nymphalid eyespots are co-opted to novel wing locations following a similar pattern in independent lineages. BMC Evol. Biol. 15:20

Monteiro A (2015) Origin, development, and evolution of butterfly eyespots. Annual Review of Entomology 60:253-71

Prudic KL, AM Stoehr, BR Wasik, and A Monteiro (2015) Eyespots deflect predator attack increasing fitness and promoting the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282 (1798): 20141531

a video showing how mantids attack Bicyclus butterflies with eyespots can be seen here

Tong X, S Hrycaj, O Podlaha, A Popadic and A Monteiro (2014). Over-expression of Ultrabithorax alters embryonic body plan and wing patterns in the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaDevelopmental Biology

Wasik, BR, SF Liew, D Lillien, AJ Dinwiddie, H Noh, H Cao and A Monteiro (2014) Artificial selection for structural color on butterfly wings and comparison to natural evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  

Oliver JC, JM Beaulieu, LF Gall, WH Piel, and A Monteiro (2014) Nymphalid eyespot serial homologs originate as a few individualized modules. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

Westerman EL, C Drucker, and A Monteiro (2014) Male and female mating behavior is dependent on social context in the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaJournal of Insect Behavior 

Westerman EL, N Chirathivat, E Schyling, and A Monteiro (2014) Mate preference for a phenotypically plastic trait is learned, and may facilitate preference-phenotype matching. Evolution

Chen B and A Monteiro (2014) A method for inducible gene over-expression and down-regulation in emerging model species using pogostick. M F Ochs (ed). Gene Function Analysis, Methods in Molecular Biology. 1101: 249-266. Humana Press, Springer, USA

Tokita C, JC Oliver, and A Monteiro (2013) A survey of eyespot sexual dimorphism across nymphalid butterflies. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2013: article 926702

Westerman EL and A Monteiro (2013) Odor influences whether females learn to prefer or to avoid wing patterns of male butterflies. Animal Behavior 109: 10948-10953

A nice summary was written about this work by Michelle Pelissier Scott, Executive Editor of Animal Behavior. You can read it here.

Oliver JO, D Ramos, KL Prudic and A Monteiro (2013) Temporal gene expression variation associated with eyespot size plasticity in Bicyclus anynanaPLoS ONE 8(6): e65830

Bear A and A Monteiro (2013) Both cell-autonomous mechanisms and hormones contribute to sexual development in vertebrates and insects. BioEssays 35(8): 725-732

Bear A and A Monteiro (2013) Male courtship rate plasticity in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana is controlled by temperature experienced during the pupal and adult stages. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64061

Monteiro A, B Chen, D Ramos, JC Oliver, X Tong, M Guo, WK Wang, L Fazzino, F Kamal (2013) Distal-less regulates eyespot size and melanization in Bicyclus butterflies. J Exp Zool B 320(5): 321-331

Monteiro A (2013) Evolution and development: molecules. Princeton Guide to Evolution. J Lossos (editor). Princeton University Press

Stoehr AM, JF Walker, and A Monteiro (2013) Spalt expression and the development of melanic color patterns in pierid butterflies. EvoDevo 4:6

Losos, JB, SJ Arnold, G Bejerano, ED Brodie III, D Hibbett, HE Hoekstra, DP Mindell, A Monteiro, C Moritz, HA Orr, DA Petrov, SS Renner, RE Rickefs, PS Soltis, TL Turner (2013) Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century. PLoS Biology 11(1):e1001466

Everett, A, X Tong, AD Briscoe, and A Monteiro (2012) Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye complements sex role reversal. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:232

Tong X, A Lindemann and A Monteiro (2012) Differential involvement of hedgehog signaling in butterfly wing and eyespot development. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51087 

Oliver JO, X Tong, LF Gall, WH PIel and A Monteiro (2012) A single origin for nymphalid butterfly eyespots followed by widespread loss of associated gene expresson. PLoS Genetics 8(8): e1002893

Westerman, EL, A Hodgins-Davis, A Dinwiddie, and A Monteiro (2012) Biased learning affects mate choice in a butterfly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109(30): 12260

Kronforst, M, GS Barsh, A Kopp, J Mallet, A Monteiro, SP Mullen, M Protas, EB Rosenblum, CJ Schneider, and H Hoekstra (2012) Unraveling the thread of nature’s tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 25: 411-433 

Monteiro A (2012) Gene regulatory networks reused to build novel traits. BioEssays 34:181-186

Piel, WH and A Monteiro (2011) Flies in the ointment make for convincing poop. Yale Environmental News. 16:2

Chen, B. S Hrycaj, JB Schinko, O Podlaha, EA Wimmer, A Popadic, and A Monteiro (2011) Pogostick: A versatile piggyBac vector for inducible gene over-expression and down-regulation in emerging model systems. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18659

Oliver, JC and A Monteiro (2011) On the origins of sexual dimorphism in butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

Prudic KL, C Jeon, H Cao and A Monteiro (2011) Developmental plasticity in sexual roles explains mutual sexual ornamentation. Science 331:73-75

Wolfe, JM, JC Oliver and A Monteiro (2011) Evolutionary reduction of the first thoracic limb in butterflies. J. Insect Sci. 11:66

Terenius, O et al. (2011) RNA interference in Lepidoptera: an overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design. J. Insect Physiol. 57:231-245.

Monteiro A (2010) Biological research at butterfly farms in Costa Rica. Yale Environmental News. 16:1

Bear, A, A Simons, E Westerman and A Monteiro (2010) The genetic, morphological, and physiological characterization of a dark larval cuticle mutation in the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaPLoS ONE

Monteiro A and KL Prudic (2010) Multiple approaches to study color pattern evolution in butterflies. Trends in Evolutionary Biology 2:e2

Monteiro A (2009) Developmental Biology meets Ecology. Cell 138: 421-422 (Book review of Gilbert and Epel’s 2009, “Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution”) 

Oliver J, Robertson KA and A Monteiro (2009) Accomodating natural and sexual selection in butterfly wing pattern evolution Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

Monteiro A and O Podlaha (2009) Wings, horns, and butterfly eyespots: How do complex traits evolve? PLoS Biology 7(2): e1000037

Silveira M and A Monteiro (2009) Automatic recognition and measurement of butterfly eyespot patterns. BioSystems 95:130-136

Abzhanov A, C Extavour, A Groover, S Hodges, H Hoekstra, E Kramer and A Monteiro (2008) Are we there yet? Tracking the development of new model systems. Trends in Genetics 24:353-360

Monteiro A (2008) Alternative models for the evolution of eyespots and of serial homology on lepidopteran wings. Bioessays 30: 358-366

Ramos DM and A Monteiro (2007) Transgenic approaches to study wing color pattern development in Lepidoptera. Molecular Biosystems 3: 530-535

Ramos DM and A Monteiro (5/28/2007) An in situ protocol for pupal wings of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 4 (http://www.jove.com/Details.htm?ID=208&VID=170)

Golden K, V Saji, N Markwarth, B Chen, and A Monteiro (2007) In vivo electroporation of DNA into the wing epidermis of a butterfly. Journal of Insect Science 7:53

Monteiro A, B Chen, L Scott, L Vedder, JH Prijs, A Belicha, PM Brakefield (2007) The combined effect of two mutations that alter serially homologous color pattern elements on the fore and hindwings of a butterfly. BMC Genetics 8:22

Costanzo, K and A Monteiro (2007) The use of chemical and visual cues in female choice in the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaProceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:845-851

Ramos, DM, F Kamal, EA Wimmer, A Cartwright, A Monteiro (2006) Temporal and spatial control of transgene expression using laser induction of the hsp70 promoter. BMC Developmental Biology 6: 55

Monteiro A, G Glaser, S Stockslagger, N Glansdorp, and DM Ramos (2006) Comparative insights into questions of lepidopteran wing pattern homology. BMC Developmental Biology 6:52

Chen, B, T Kayukawa, A Monteiro, Y Ishikawa (2006) Cloning and characterization of the HSP70 gene, and its expression in response to diapause and thermal stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chen, B, D Zhong, and A Monteiro (2006) Comparative genomics and evolution of the HSP90 family of genes across all kingdoms of organisms. BMC Genomics 7: 156

Chen, B, WH Piel, L Gui, E Bruford, and A Monteiro (2005) The HSP90 family of genes in the human genome: insights into their divergence and evolution. Genomics 86: 627-637

Chen, B, T Kayukawa, A Monteiro, and Y. Ishikawa (2005) The expression of HSP90 gene in response to winter and summer diapauses and thermal-stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua. Insect Molecular Biology 14: 697-702

Robertson, KA and A Monteiro (2005) Female Bicyclus anynana butterflies choose males on the basis of their dorsal UV-reflective eyespot pupils. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272: 1541-1546

Masci, J and A Monteiro (2005) Visualizations of the early embryo of the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaZygote13: 139-144

Chen, B, Y Ishikawa, T Kayukawa, H Jiang, A Monteiro, S Hoshizaki (2005) DaTrypsin, a novel clip-domain serine proteinase is upregulated during winter and summer diapauses of the onion maggot, Delia antiqueGene 347:115-123

Marcus, JM, DM Ramos, and A Monteiro (2004) Germ line transformation of the butterfly Bicyclus anynanaProceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S263-S265

Arbesman, S, L Enthoven, A Monteiro (2003) Ancient Wings: animating the evolution of butterfly wings patterns. BioSystems 71: 289-295

Try the web based animation (Ancient Wings) that reconstructs the putative ancestral ventral hindwing patterns of 54 of the 80 species of Bicyclus butterflies, and morphs these patterns across the phylogenetic tree of Bicyclus.

Brakefield, PM and A Monteiro (2003) “The evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns” In Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight: Butterflies as Model Study Systems. Chicago Press.

Monteiro, A, J Prijs, M Bax, T Hakkaart and PM Brakefield (2003) Mutants highlight the modular control of butterfly eyespot patterns. Evolution & Development 5:180-187

McMillan O, A Monteiro and D Kapan (2002) Development and evolution on the wing. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:125-133

Janssen J, A Monteiro and PM Brakefield (2001). Correlations between scale structure and pigmentation in butterfly wings. Evolution & Development 3: 415-423

Brunetti CR, SE Selegue, A Monteiro, V French, PM Brakefield, & SB Carroll (2001)The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot colour patterns. Current Biology 11: 1578-1585

Monteiro A, V French, H Metz, G Smith and PM Brakefield (2001) Butterfly eyespot patterns: evidence for an underlying morphogen gradient. Acta Biotheoretica 49:77-88

Monteiro A and N Pierce (2001) Phylogeny of Bicyclus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from COI, COII and EF1a gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18: 264-281

Monteiro A, PM Brakefield and V French (1997) The genetics and development of an eyespot pattern in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana:: response to selection for eyespot shape. Genetics 146: 287-294

Monteiro A, PM Brakefield and V French (1997) The relationship between eyespot shape and wing shape in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana:: a genetic and morphometrical approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology10: 787-802

Monteiro A, PM Brakefield and V French (1997) Butterfly eyespots: the genetics and development of the color rings. Evolution 51: 1207-1216

Brakefield PM, J Gates, D Keys, F Kesbeke, P Wijngaarden, A Monteiro, V French, and S Carroll (1996) Development, plasticity, and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns. Nature 384: 236-242

French V and A Monteiro (1994) Butterfly wings: Colour patterns and now gene expression patterns. BioEssays 16: 789-791

Monteiro A, PM Brakefield and V French (1994) The evolutionary genetics and developmental basis of wing pattern variation in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Evolution 48: 1147-1157