王忠信 副研究員

實驗室主持人

Dr.王忠信

副研究員

Ph.D. Stanford University

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辦公室: 跨領域 A302

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研究領域
  • 基因及基因體演化
  • 社會昆蟲行為
  • 線蟲基因體演化

研究方向

  • 1.社會型基因之演化
    多樣化的動物社會結構可簡可繁,其中,人類及螞蟻的社會可說是最大型且複雜社會的代表。螞蟻的群落可由親緣關係近的家庭組成,也可由無親緣關係的個體共同組成一個超級群落 (supercolony)。入侵紅火蟻 (Solenopsis invicta)的單蟻后、多蟻后群落有著不同的社會型,因此被拿來當做本研究室的主要研究物種。紅火蟻群落中蟻后數量的差異,除了影響群落中個體的行為及外表,也跟個體間的合作及衝突相關。藉由研究單、多蟻后群落中個體的基因差異,我們期望可以更了解社會型基因之演化。
  • 2.基因體大小之演化
    基因體大小在真核生物間可相差數十萬倍,而減少及增加染色體長度的機制決定了其基因體的大小。在Caenorhabditis屬的線蟲中,有雌雄同體及雌雄異體的物種,其中,雌雄同體物種的基因體,可能因其性染色體及體染色體間違反孟德爾分配率的非獨立分配,而使其基因體比雌雄同體的物種小。本研究室期望透過研究此遺傳現象來了解線蟲及其他物種基因體大小之演化。

 

最新發表

期刊論文 ( 2016 - 2019 )

  1. Jia Ling-Yi, Chen Li, Keller Laurent, Wang John, Xiao Jin-Hua*, Huang Da-Wei*, 2018, “Doublesex Evolution Is Correlated with Social Complexity in Ants”, Genome Biology and Evolution, 10(12), 3230-3242. (SCI) (IF: 3.979; SCI ranking: 25.1%,29.2%) Link
  2. Lee Chih-Chi, Wang John*, 2018, “Rapid Expansion of a Highly Germline-Expressed Mariner Element Acquired by Horizontal Transfer in the Fire Ant Genome”, Genome Biology and Evolution, 10(12), 3262-3278. (SCI) (IF: 3.979; SCI ranking: 25.1%,29.2%) Link
  3. Qiu Bitao, Larsen Rasmus Stenbak, Chang Ni-Chen, Wang John, Boomsma Jacobus J., Zhang Guojie*, 2018, “Towards reconstructing the ancestral brain gene-network regulating caste differentiation in ants”, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(11) 1782-1791. Link
  4. Kanzaki Natsumi, Tsai Isheng J., Tanaka Ryusei, Hunt Vicky L., Liu Dang, Tsuyama Kenji, Maeda Yasunobu, Namai Satoshi, Kumagai Ryohei, Tracey Alan, Holroyd Nancy, Doyle Stephen R., Woodruff Gavin C., Murase Kazunori, Kitazume Hiromi, Chai Cynthia, Akagi Allison, Panda Oishika, Ke Huei-Mien, Schroeder Frank C., Wang John, Berriman Matthew, Sternberg Paul W., Sugimoto Asako*, Kikuchi Taisei*, 2018, “Biology and genome of a newly discovered sibling species of Caenorhabditis elegans”, Nature Communications, 9, 3216. (SCI) (IF: 12.124; SCI ranking: 4.7%) Link
  5. Félix Marie-Anne*, Ailion Michael, Hsu Jung-Chen, Richaud Aurélien, Wang John, 2018, “Pristionchus nematodes occur frequently in diverse rotting vegetal substrates and are not exclusively necromenic, while Panagrellus redivivoides is found specifically in rotting fruits”, PLOS ONE, 13(8), e0200851. (SCI) (IF: 2.806; SCI ranking: 23.4%) Link
  6. Warren Wesley C.*, García-Pérez Raquel, Xu Sen, Lampert Kathrin P., Chalopin Domitille, Stöck Matthias, Loewe Laurence, Lu Yuan, Kuderna Lukas, Minx Patrick, Montague Michael J., Tomlinson Chad, Hillier LaDeana W., Murphy Daniel N., Wang John, Wang Zhongwei, Garcia Constantino Macias, Thomas Gregg C. W., Volff Jean-Nicolas, Farias Fabiana, Aken Bronwen, Walter Ronald B., Pruitt Kim D., Marques-Bonet Tomas, Hahn Matthew W., Kneitz Susanne, Lynch Michael, Schartl Manfred*, 2018, “Clonal polymorphism and high heterozygosity in the celibate genome of the Amazon molly”, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(4) 669-679. (SCI) Link
  7. Huang Yu-Ching, Dang Viet Dai, Chang Ni-Chen, Wang John*, 2018, “Multiple large inversions and breakpoint rewiring of gene expression in the evolution of the fire ant social supergene”, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 285(1878), 20180221. (SCI) (IF: 4.94; SCI ranking: 10.6%,16.7%,11.1%) Link
  8. Lee Chih-Chi, Wang John, Matsuura Kenji, Yang Chin-Cheng Scotty*, 2018, “The complete mitochondrial genome of yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)”, MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B-RESOURCES, 3(2), 622-623. (SCI) Link
  9. T.S. Le, F.-J. Yang, Y.-H. Lo, T.C. Chang, J.C. Hsu, C.-Y. Kao, J. Wang*, 2017, “Non-Mendelian assortment of homologous autosomes of different sizes in males is the ancestral state in the Caenorhabditis lineage”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7(1), 12819. (SCI) (IF: 4.259; SCI ranking: 15.6%) Link
  10. Huang, Y.-C., Lee, C.-C., Kao, C.-Y., Chang, N.-C., Lin, C.-C., Shoemaker, D.D., Wang, J.*, 2016, “Evolution of long centromeres in fire ants.”, BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 16:189. (SCI) (IF: 3.221; SCI ranking: 35.4%,38.9%) Link
  11. Lee, C.-C., Wang, J.*, 2016, “The complete mitochondrial genome of Histiostoma blomquisti (Acari: Histiostomatidae)”, Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1(1), 671–673. Link
  12. Cook, D.C., Zdraljevic, S., Tanny, R.E., Seo, B., Riccardi, D.D., Noble, L.M., Rockman, M.V., Alkema, M.J., Braendle, C., Kammenga, J.E., Wang, J., Kruglyak, L., Félix, M.A., Lee, J., Andersen, E.C.*, 2016, “The genetic basis of natural variation in Caenorhabditis elegans telomere length.”, GENETICS, 204(1), 371-83. (SCI) (IF: 4.556; SCI ranking: 18%) Link