• A chromosome-level assembly of the Atlantic herring genome-detection of a supergene and other signals of selection 

      Pettersson, Mats E.; Rochus, Christina M.; Han, Fan; Chen, Junfeng; Hill, Jason; Wallerman, Ola; Fan, Guangyi; Hong, Xiaoning; Xu, Qiwu; Zhang, He; Liu, Shanshan; Liu, Xin; Haggerty, Leanne; Hunt, Toby; Martin, Fergal J.; Flicek, Paul; Bunikis, Ignas; Folkvord, Arild; Andersson, Leif (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The Atlantic herring is a model species for exploring the genetic basis for ecological adaptation, due to its huge population size and extremely low genetic differentiation at selectively neutral loci. However, such studies ...
    • A combination of genetic and phenotypic characterization of spring- and autumn-spawning herring suggests gene flow between populations 

      Berg, Florian; Østgaard, Hedda Dugstad; Slotte, Aril; Andersson, Leif; Folkvord, Arild (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) has complex population structure and dynamics including diverse life histories and spawning times with spring and autumn spawning as the most common modes. Originally, spawning herring ...
    • Comparison of Otolith Microstructure of Herring Larvae and Sibling Adults Reared Under Identical Early Life Conditions 

      Tonheim, Susanne; Slotte, Aril; Andersson, Leif; Folkvord, Arild; Berg, Florian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-03)
      Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is a euryhaline species, occupying fully marine habitats (35 psu) in the North Atlantic, as well as brackish waters (<20 psu) such as in the adjacent Baltic Sea. We co-reared Atlantic ...
    • Ecological adaptation in Atlantic herring is associated with large shifts in allele frequencies at hundreds of loci 

      Han, Fan; Jamsandekar, Minal; Pettersson, Mats; Su, Leyi; Fuentes-Pardo, Angela P.; Davis, Brian W.; Bekkevold, Dorte; Berg, Florian; Casini, Michele; Dahle, Geir; Farrell, Edward D.; Folkvord, Arild; Andersson, Leif (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Atlantic herring is widespread in North Atlantic and adjacent waters and is one of the most abundant vertebrates on earth. This species is well suited to explore genetic adaptation due to minute genetic differentiation at ...
    • The genetic basis for ecological adaptation of the Atlantic herring revealed by genome sequencing 

      Barrio, Alvaro Martinez; Lamichhaney, Sangeet; Fan, Guangyi; Rafati, Nima; Pettersson, Mats; Zhang, He; Dainat, Jacques; Ekman, Diana; Höppner, Marc P.; Jern, Patric; Martin, Marcel; Nystedt, Björn; Liu, Xin; Chen, Wenbin; Liang, Xinming; Shi, Chengcheng; Fu, Yuanyuan; Ma, Kailong; Zhan, Xiao; Feng, Chungang; Gustafson, Ulla; Rubin, Carl-Johan; Almén, Markus Sällman; Blass, Martina; Casini, Michele; Folkvord, Arild; Laikre, Linda; Ryman, Nils; Lee, Simon Ming-Yuen; Xu, Xun; Andersson, Leif (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-05-03)
      Ecological adaptation is of major relevance to speciation and sustainable population management, but the underlying genetic factors are typically hard to study in natural populations due to genetic differentiation caused ...
    • Genetic factors have a major effect on growth, number of vertebrae and otolith shape in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) 

      Berg, Florian; Almeland, Oda W.; Skadal, Julie; Slotte, Aril; Andersson, Leif; Folkvord, Arild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-11)
      Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, have complex population structures. Mixing of populations is known, but the extent of connectivity is still unclear. Phenotypic plasticity results in divergent phenotypes in response to ...
    • Genetic origin and salinity history influence the reproductive success of Atlantic herring 

      Berg, Florian; Slotte, Aril; Andersson, Leif; Folkvord, Arild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Atlantic herring populations inhabit environments ranging in salinity from fully marine to nearly freshwater, but their relative reproductive success in these respective environments remains unclear. We conducted factorial ...
    • Moderate nucleotide diversity in the Atlantic herring is associated with a low mutation rate 

      Feng, Chungang; Pettersson, Mats; Lamichhaney, Sangeet; Rubin, Carl-Johan; Rafati, Nima; Casini, Michele; Folkvord, Arild; Andersson, Leif (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-06-30)
      The Atlantic herring is one of the most abundant vertebrates on earth but its nucleotide diversity is moderate (π = 0.3%), only three-fold higher than in human. Here, we present a pedigree-based estimation of the mutation ...
    • Reconstruction of the birth of a male sex chromosome present in Atlantic herring 

      Rafati, Nima; Chen, Junfeng; Herpin, Amaury; Pettersson, Mats; Han, Fan; Feng, Chungang; Wallerman, Ola; Rubin, Carl-Johan; Péron, Sandrine; Cocco, Arianna; Larsson, Mårten; Trötschel, Christian; Poetsch, Ansgar; Korsching, Kai; Bönigk, Wolfgang; Körschen, Heinz G.; Berg, Florian; Folkvord, Arild; Benjamin Kaupp, Kaupp; Schartl, Manfred; Andersson, Leif (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The mechanisms underlying sex determination are astonishingly plastic. Particularly the triggers for the molecular machinery, which recalls either the male or female developmental program, are highly variable and have ...
    • Recurrent convergent evolution at amino acid residue 261 in fish rhodopsin 

      Hill, Jason; Enbody, Erik D.; Pettersson, Mats E.; Sprehn, C. Grace; Bekkevold, Dorte; Folkvord, Arild; Laikre, Linda; Kleinau, Gunnar; Scheerer, Patrick; Andersson, Leif (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The evolutionary process that occurs when a species colonizes a new environment provides an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underlying genetic adaptation, which is essential knowledge for understanding evolution and ...
    • Respiration rates of herring larvae at different salinities and effects of previous environmental history 

      Berg, Florian; Andersson, Leif; Folkvord, Arild (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Metabolic rates of early life history stages of marine fishes show considerable inter-individual differences and are highly influenced by extrinsic factors like temperature or food availability. Measuring oxygen uptake ...