Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Boris Yagound

Science
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the mechanisms underlying the evolution of novel traits. My research uses a range of tools from genetics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics to behavioural and chemical ecology. My current work focuses on the molecular causes and consequences of rapid evolution in invasive species. Using cane toads as a model, I study the relationship between DNA methylation, gene expression and dispersal-related traits in both long-established and range-edge populations.

Location
D26 L5E Desk 5.69
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Silva RR; Martello F; Feitosa RM; Silva OGM; do Prado LP; Brandão CRF; de Albuquerque EZ; Morini MSC; Delabie JHC; dos Santos Monteiro EC; Emanuel Oliveira Alves A; Wild AL; Christianini AV; Arnhold A; Casadei Ferreira A; Oliveira AM; Santos AD; Galbán A; de Oliveira AA; Subtil AGM; Dias AM; de Carvalho Campos AE; Waldschimidt AM; Freitas AVL; Avalos AN; Meyer ALS; Sánchez-Restrepo AF; Suarez AV; Souza AS; Queiroz ACM; Mayhé-Nunes AJ; da Cruz Reis A; Lopes BC; Guénard B; Trad BM; Caitano B; Yagound B; Pereira-Silva B; Fisher BL; Tavares BLP; Moraes BB; Filgueiras BKC; Guarda C; Ribas CR; Cereto CE; Esbérard CEL; Schaefer CEGR; Paris CI; Bueno C; Lasmar CJ; da Costa-Milanez CB; Lutinski CJ; Ortiz-Sepulveda CM; Wazema CT; Mariano CSF; Barrera CA; Klunk CL; Santana DO; Larrea D; Rother DC; Souza-Campana DR; Kayano DY; Alves DL; Assis DS; Anjos D; França ECB; Santos EF; Silva EA; Santos ÉV; Koch EB; Siqueira ELS; Almeida ÉA; Araujo ES; Villarreal E; Becker E; de Oliveira Canedo-Júnior E; Santos-Neto EA; Economo EP; Araújo-Oliveira ÉS; Cuezzo F; Magalhães FS; Neves FM; Rosumek FB; Dorneles FE; Noll FB; Arruda FV; Esteves FA; Ramos FN; Garcia FRM; de Castro FS; Serna F; Marcineiro FR; Neves FS; do Nascimento GB; de Figueiredo Jacintho G; Camacho GP; Ribeiro GT; Lourenço GM; Soares GR; Castilho GA, 2022, 'ATLANTIC ANTS: a data set of ants in Atlantic Forests of South America', Ecology, 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3580
    Journal articles | 2022
    Watson OT; Buchmann G; Young P; Lo K; Remnant EJ; Yagound B; Shambrook M; Hill AF; Oldroyd BP; Ashe A, 2022, 'Abundant small RNAs in the reproductive tissues and eggs of the honey bee, Apis mellifera', BMC Genomics, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-022-08478-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yagound B; West AJ; Richardson MF; Gruber J; Reid JG; Whiting MJ; Rollins LA, 2022, 'Captivity induces large and population-dependent brain transcriptomic changes in wild-caught cane toads (Rhinella marina)', Molecular Ecology, 31, pp. 4949 - 4961, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.16633
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yagound B; West AJ; Richardson MF; Selechnik D; Shine R; Rollins LA, 2022, 'Brain transcriptome analysis reveals gene expression differences associated with dispersal behaviour between range-front and range-core populations of invasive cane toads in Australia', Molecular Ecology, 31, pp. 1700 - 1715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.16347
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cardoso-Júnior CAM; Yagound B; Ronai I; Remnant EJ; Hartfelder K; Oldroyd BP, 2021, 'DNA methylation is not a driver of gene expression reprogramming in young honey bee workers', Molecular Ecology, 30, pp. 4804 - 4818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.16098
    Journal articles | 2021
    Oldroyd BP; Yagound B; Allsopp MH; Holmes MJ; Buchmann G; Zayed A; Beekman M, 2021, 'Adaptive, caste-specific changes to recombination rates in a thelytokous honeybee population', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0729
    Journal articles | 2021
    Oldroyd BP; Yagound B, 2021, 'Parent-of-origin effects, allele-specific expression, genomic imprinting and paternal manipulation in social insects', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0425
    Journal articles | 2021
    Oldroyd BP; Yagound B, 2021, 'The role of epigenetics, particularly DNA methylation, in the evolution of caste in insect societies', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0115
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yagound B; Remnant EJ; Buchmann G; Oldroyd BP, 2021, 'DNAmethylation marks are stably transferred across generations in honey bees', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2109211118
    Journal articles | 2020
    Smith NMA; Yagound B; Remnant EJ; Foster CSP; Buchmann G; Allsopp MH; Kent CF; Zayed A; Rose SA; Lo K; Ashe A; Harpur BA; Beekman M; Oldroyd BP, 2020, 'Paternally-biased gene expression follows kin-selected predictions in female honey bee embryos', Molecular Ecology, 29, pp. 1523 - 1533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.15419
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yagound B; Dogantzis KA; Zayed A; Lim J; Broekhuyse P; Remnant EJ; Beekman M; Allsopp MH; Aamidor SE; Dim O; Buchmann G; Oldroyd BP, 2020, 'A Single Gene Causes Thelytokous Parthenogenesis, the Defining Feature of the Cape Honeybee Apis mellifera capensis', Current Biology, 30, pp. 2248 - 2259.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.033
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yagound B; Remnant EJ; Buchmann G; Oldroyd BP, 2020, 'Intergenerational transfer of DNA methylation marks in the honey bee', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, pp. 32519 - 32527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2017094117
    Journal articles | 2019
    Remnant EJ; Mather N; Gillard TL; Yagound B; Beekman M, 2019, 'Direct transmission by injection affects competition among RNA viruses in honeybees', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2452
    Journal articles | 2019
    Smith NMA; Wade C; Allsopp MH; Harpur BA; Zayed A; Rose SA; Engelstädter J; Chapman NC; Yagound B; Oldroyd BP, 2019, 'Strikingly high levels of heterozygosity despite 20 years of inbreeding in a clonal honey bee', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 32, pp. 144 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13397
    Journal articles | 2019
    Yagound B; Smith NMA; Buchmann G; Oldroyd BP; Remnant EJ; Costantini M, 2019, 'Unique DNA Methylation Profiles Are Associated with cis-Variation in Honey Bees', Genome Biology and Evolution, 11, pp. 2517 - 2530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz177
    Journal articles | 2018
    Aamidor SE; Yagound B; Ronai I; Oldroyd BP, 2018, 'Sex mosaics in the honeybee: How haplodiploidy makes possible the evolution of novel forms of reproduction in social Hymenoptera', Biology Letters, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0670
    Journal articles | 2017
    Yagound B; Crowet M; Leroy C; Poteaux C; Châline N, 2017, 'Interspecific variation in neighbour–stranger discrimination in ants of the Neoponera apicalis complex', Ecological Entomology, 42, pp. 125 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12363
    Journal articles | 2017
    Yagound B; Duncan M; Chapman NC; Oldroyd BP, 2017, 'Subfamily-dependent alternative reproductive strategies in worker honeybees', Molecular Ecology, 26, pp. 6938 - 6947, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.14417
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yagound B; Gouttefarde R; Leroy C; Belibel R; Barbaud C; Fresneau D; Chameron S; Poteaux C; Châline N, 2015, 'Fertility Signaling and Partitioning of Reproduction in the Ant Neoponera apicalis', Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41, pp. 557 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-015-0591-9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Yagound B; Blacher P; Fresneau D; Poteaux C; Châline N, 2014, 'Status discrimination through fertility signalling allows ants to regulate reproductive conflicts', Animal Behaviour, 93, pp. 25 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.04.014
    Journal articles | 2013
    Blacher P; Yagound B; Lecoutey E; Devienne P; Chameron S; Châline N, 2013, 'Drifting behaviour as an alternative reproductive strategy for social insect workers', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1888
    Journal articles | 2012
    Yagound B; Blacher P; Chameron S; Châline N, 2012, 'Social Context and Reproductive Potential Affect Worker Reproductive Decisions in a Eusocial Insect', PLoS ONE, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0052217
  • Preprints | 2023
    Chan T; Yagound B; Brown G; Eyck H; Shine R; Rollins L, 2023, Infection by the lungwormRhabdias pseudosphaerocephalaaffects the expression of immune-related microRNAs by its co-evolved host, the cane toadRhinella marina, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.06.19.545515
    Preprints | 2023
    Yagound B; Sarma R; Edwards R; Richardson M; Lopez CR; Crossland M; Brown G; DeVore J; Shine R; Rollins L, 2023, Is developmental plasticity triggered by DNA methylation changes in the invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina)?, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.26.564158
    Preprints | 2021
    Cardoso-Junior C; Yagound B; Ronai I; Remnant E; Hartfelder K; Oldroyd B, 2021, DNA methylation is not a driver of gene expression reprogramming in young honey bee workers, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.12.435154
    Preprints | 2021
    Watson O; Buchmann G; Young P; Lo K; Remnant E; Yagound B; Shambrook M; Hill A; Oldroyd B; Ashe A, 2021, Abundant small RNAs in the reproductive tissues of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, are a plausible mechanism for epigenetic inheritance and parental manipulation of gene expression, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.27.457896
    Preprints | 2021
    Yagound B; West A; Richardson M; Selechnik D; Shine R; Rollins L, 2021, Brain transcriptome analysis reveals gene expression differences associated with dispersal behaviour between range-front and range-core populations of invasive cane toads in Australia, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.27.462079
    Preprints | 2018
    Remnant E; Mather N; Gillard T; Yagound B; Beekman M, 2018, Vector-mediated viral transmission favours less virulent viruses, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/323527