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Academic Profile

 

Dr. Jeffrey Marcus

Position: Associate Professor

Department:

Biological Sciences

Office:

600 Buller building

Lab:

530 Buller building

Office Phone:

(204) 474-9741

Lab Phone:

(204) 474-6019

Fax:

(204) 474-7604

Email:

marcus@cc.umanitoba.ca


Education:

2002    Duke University - Ph.D. (Zoology)
1996    Cambridge University - M.Phil. (Genetics)
1995    Cornell University - B.A. (Honors Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)



Research Interests:

My research interests focus on the evolution of developmental mechanisms. My laboratory studies the genetic and developmental basis of phenotypic variation, primarily using colour pattern formation in butterflies and moths as a model system. We employ a variety of approaches in our experiments including genomics, molecular phylogenetics, transgenics, immunohistochemistry, and computational biology. 



External Research Profiles:

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Selected Publications:

Lalonde, M.M.L., B.S. McCullagh, and J. M. Marcus. 2018. The taxonomy and population structure of the buckeye butterflies (genus Junonia, Nymphalidae: Nymphalini) of Florida, USA. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 72 (2): 97-115. doi: 10.18473/lepi.v72i2.a2 Link

Living Prairie Mitogenomics Consortium (40 undergraduate co-authors) and J. M. Marcus. 2018. The complete mitochondrial genome of the giant casemaker caddisfly Phryganea cinerea (Insecta: Trichoptera: Phryganeidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 3 (1): 375-377. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1450686 Link

Marcus, J. M. 2018. Our love-hate relationship with DNA barcodes, the Y2K problem, and the search for next generation barcodes. AIMS Genetics 5 (1): 1-23. doi:10.3934/genet.2018.1.1 Link

Abbasi, R. and J. M. Marcus. 2017. A new A-P compartment boundary and organizer in holometabolous insect wings. Scientific Reports 7: 16337. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16553-5 Link

Lalonde M. M. L. and J. M. Marcus. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the long-horned caddisfly Triaenodes tardus (Insecta: Trichoptera: Leptoceridae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2 (2) 765-767. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2017.1398619 Link

Peirson, D.S.J. and J. M. Marcus. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the North American caddisfly Anabolia bimaculata (Insecta: Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 2 (2): 595-597. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2017.1372728 Link

Living Prairie Mitogenomics Consortium (33 undergraduate co-authors) and J. M. Marcus. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the lesser aspen webworm moth Meroptera pravella (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 2 (1): 344-346. doi:10.1080/23802359.2017.1334525. Link

Peters, M. J. and Marcus, J.M. 2017. Taxonomy as a hypothesis: testing the status of the Bermuda buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia bergi (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Systematic Entomology. 42 (1):288-300. doi: 10.1111/syen.12214 Link

Peters, M. J. and Marcus, J.M. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Bermuda buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia bergi (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 1 (1): 739-741, doi: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1159929 Link

McCullagh, B. S., S.A. Wissinger, and J. M. Marcus. 2015. Identifying PCR primers to facilitate molecular phylogenetics in Caddisflies (order Trichoptera). Zoological Systematics. 40 (4): 459-469 doi: 10.11865/zs.20150 Link

Abbasi, R. and J. M. Marcus. 2015. Color pattern homology and evolution in Vanessa butterflies (Nymphalidae: Nymphalini): Eyespot characters. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 2009-2026. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12716 Link

McCullagh, B. S. and J. M. Marcus. 2015. The complete mitochondrional genome of Lemon Pansy, Junonia lemonias (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 18: 749-755. doi: 10.1016/j.aspen.2015.08.006 Link

Gemmell, A. P., and J. M. Marcus. 2015. A tale of two haplotypes: Evaluating the New World Junonia ring species hypothesis using the distribution of divergent COI haplotypes. Systematic Entomology 40: 532-546. doi: 10.1111/syen.12120 Link Supplemental Data

Abbasi, R. and J. M. Marcus. 2015. Color pattern evolution in Vanessa butterflies (Nymphalidae: Nymphalini): Non-eyespot characters. Evolution & Development 17 (1): 63-81. doi: 10.1111/ede.12109 Link

Gemmell, A. P., Borchers, T. E., and J. M. Marcus. 2014. Genetic Population Structure of Buckeye Butterflies (Junonia) from French Guiana, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Psyche 2014 (897596): 1-21. doi: 10.1155/2014/897596 Link

Beaudette, K., T. M. Hughes, and J. M. Marcus. 2014. Improved injection needles facilitate germ-line transformation of the buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia. Biotechniques 56: 142-144. doi: 10.2144/000114147 Link

Borchers, T. E., and J. M. Marcus. 2014. Genetic Population Structure of Buckeye Butterflies (Junonia) from Argentina. Systematic Entomology 39 (2): 242-255. doi: 10.1111/syen.12053 Link 

Marcus, J.M., T. M. Hughes, D. M. McElroy, and R. E. Wyatt. 2010. Engaging First Year Undergraduates in Hands-On Research Experiences: The Upper Green River Barcode of Life Project. Journal of College Science Teaching 39 (3): 39-45. Link PDF

Covell, C. V., Jr., B. D. Marcus, and J. M. Marcus. 2009. KY Butterfly Net: An Interactive Web Database to facilitate Lepidoptera research and education in Kentucky. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 63 (4): 209-213. Link 

Marcus, J. M. and T. M. Hughes. 2009. Transposon Insertions as Unknowns for Structured Inquiry Recombination Mapping Exercises in an Undergraduate Genetics Course. Genetics 182 (1): 1-6. doi:10.1534/genetics.109.101774. Link PDF 

Marcus, J.M., D. B. Bell, A. N. Bryant, E. C. Burden, M. E. Carter, T. J. Cataldo, K. R. Clark, H. E. Compton, L. S. DeJarnette, V. B. Faulkner, R. W. Gregory, J. R. Hall, L. N. Houchin, M. E. Hudson, P. F. Jenkins III, J. M. Jordan, B. K. Logan, N. R. Long, H. F. Maupin, S. R. McIntyre, J. K. Mitchell, J. K. Mobley, A. N. Nehus, B. N. Potts, C. R. Read, K. N. Slinker, C. E. Thompson, T. M. Hughes, D. M. McElroy, and R. E. Wyatt. 2009. The Upper Green River Barcode of Life Project. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 70 (1): 75-83. 

Marcus, J. M. and T. M. Evans. 2008. A Simulation Study of Mutations in the Genetic Regulatory Hierarchy for Butterfly Eyespot Focus Determination. BioSystems 93: 250-255. Link Simulations

Marcus, J. M. 2007. Strange Bedfellows: Report of a Red-Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) mating with an Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma). News of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(4): 129, 136. PDF

Marcus, J. M., B. D. Marcus, and C. V. Covell. 2007. KY Butterfly Net: An Interactive Web Database to facilitate Lepidoptera research and education in Kentucky. http://www.kybutterfly.net 

Evans, T. M. and J. M. Marcus. 2006. A Simulation Study of the Genetic Regulatory Hierarchy for Butterfly Eyespot Focus Determination. Evolution & Development 8 (3): 273-283. Link PDF Simulations

Marcus, J. M. 2005. A Partial Solution to the C-Value Paradox. Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics 3678: 97-105. Link PDF Online Supplement

Marcus, J. M. 2005. Point of View: Students, Butterflies, and Cancer. Journal of College Science Teaching 35 (3): 8-10. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M. 2005. Jumping Genes and AFLP Maps: Transforming Lepidopteran Color Pattern Genetics. Evolution & Development 7 (2): 108-114. Link PDF

Hughes, T. M. and J. M. Marcus. 2004. Recombination mapping of P[lacW] transposons. Drosophila Information Service 87: 49-52. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M., D. M. Ramos, A. Monteiro. 2004. Transformation of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Supplement: Biology Letters) 27 (S5): 263-265. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M. 2003. Recombination mapping of P-element transposon inserts: A new set of laboratory exercises for an undergraduate genetics course. Drosophila Information Service 86: 168-171. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M. 2003. Female site-specific transposase-induced recombination (FaSSTIR): A high-efficiency method for fine-mapping mutations on the X-chromosome in Drosophila. Genetics 163 (2): 591-597. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M. 2001. The development and evolution of crossveins in insect wings. Journal of Anatomy 199 (1&2): 211-216. Link PDF

Marcus, J. M. 2001. A Teaching Statement. Chronicle for Higher Education Career Network. Link

Marcus, J. M. and J. E. Seiff. 2000. Why don't creationists use private schools? Nature 407 (6805): 671. Link

Marcus, J. M. and A.R. McCune. 1999. Ontogeny and phylogeny in the northern swordtail clade of the genus Xiphophorus. Systematic Biology 48 (3): 491-522. Link PDF


Links:

Pan American Society of Evolutionary Developmental Biology

The Lepidopterists Society

Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists


Last updated: November 27, 2017




UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

Department of Biological Sciences

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