Ian Dworkin

Professor (Genetics not elsewhere classified)

McMaster University

I am an evolutionary geneticist


  • The conditional nature of genetic interactions: the consequences of wild-type backgrounds on mutational interactions in a genome-wide modifier screen. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003661
  • Altitudinal clinal variation in wing size and shape in african drosophila melanogaster: One cline or many? DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01774.x
  • Cloning and characterization of an Mrna encoding an insulin receptor from the horned scarab beetle Onthophagus nigriventris (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) DOI: 10.1002/arch.21072
  • Does your gene need a background check? How genetic background impacts the analysis of mutations, genes, and evolution DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2013.01.009
  • Fly wing biometrics using genetic and evolutionary feature extraction
  • Genotype-by-environment interactions for cuticular hydrocarbon expression in Drosophila simulans DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12030
  • Limited plasticity in the phenotypic variance-covariance matrix for male advertisement calls in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12120
  • Runaway sexual selection leads to good genes DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01750.x
  • The conditional nature of genetic interactions: the consequences of wild-type backgrounds on mutational interactions in a genome-wide modifier screen
  • A mechanism of extreme growth and reliable signaling in sexually selected ornaments and weapons DOI: 10.1126/science.1224286
  • Admixture mapping of male nuptial colour and body shape in a recently formed hybrid population of threespine stickleback DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05660.x
  • Experimental evolution of the Caenorhabditis eleganssex determination pathway DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01420.x
  • Experimental manipulation of body size to estimate morphological scaling relationships in Drosophila DOI: 10.3791/3162
  • Lifetime selection on a hypoallometric size trait in the spotted hyena DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2512
  • The effects of weak genetic perturbations on the transcriptome of the wing imaginal disc and its association with wing shape in Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1534/genetics.110.125922
  • The role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary innovation DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0971
  • Genetic changes accompanying the evolution of host specialization in Drosophila sechellia DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.093419
  • Genomic consequences of background effects on scalloped mutant expressivity in the wing of drosophila melamogaster DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.096453
  • Many ways to be small: Different environmental regulators of size generate distinct scaling relationships in Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1796
  • Plasticity, canalization, and developmental stability of the drosophila wing: Joint effects of mutations and developmental temperature DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00774.x
  • Complex genetic interactions govern the temporal effects of Antennapedia on antenna-to-leg transformations in Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1007/s12041-007-0016-9
  • Genetics of microenvironmental canalization in Arabidopsis thaliana DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0701936104
  • Epidermal growth factor receptor and transforming growth factor-β signaling contributes to variation for wing shape in Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1534/genetics.105.053868
  • Insulin signaling and limb-patterning: Candidate pathways for the origin and evolutionary diversification of beetle 'horns' DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800868
  • A study of canalization and developmental stability in the sternopleural bristle system of Drosophila melanogaster
  • Evidence for canalization of Distal-less function in the leg of Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2005.05010.x
  • Replication of an Egfr-wing shape association in a wild-caught cohort of Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1534/genetics.104.035766
  • Tests for the replication of an association between Egfr and natural variation in Drosophila melanogaster wing morphology DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-6-44
  • Towards a genetic architecture of cryptic genetic variation and genetic assimilation: The contribution of K. G. Bateman DOI: 10.1007/BF02715794
  • Nucleotide variation in the Egfr locus of Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1534/genetics.104.026252
  • The environmental and genetic regulation of obake expressivity: Morphogenetic fields as evolvable systems DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2004.04017.x
  • Uncovering cryptic genetic variation DOI: 10.1038/nrg1426
  • Evidence that Egfr Contributes to Cryptic Genetic Variation for Photoreceptor Determination in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2003.10.001
  • Are entrenched characters developmentally constrained? Creating biramous limbs in an insect DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-142X.2001.01047.x
  • [Book Review: Developmental Instability: Causes and Consequences] DOI:
  • Canalization, Cryptic Variation, and Developmental Buffering DOI:

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