Scientific publications

12. Kulmuni J, Nouhaud P, Pluckrose L, Satokangas I, Dhaygude K, Butlin RK. (2018) Hybridizing wood ants allow testing for natural selection at candidate barrier loci underlying speciation. bioRxiv. doi:

11. Dhaygude K, Johansson H, Kulmuni J, Sundström L. (2018) Genome organization and molecular characterization of the three Formica exsecta viruses- FeV1, FeV2 and FeV4. Accepted to PeerJ.

10. Ghenu A, Blanckaert A, Butlin R, Kulmuni J, Bank C. (2018) Conflict between heterozygote advantage and hybrid incompatibility in haplodiploids (and sex chromosomes). Invited contribution to Special Issue “The role of sex chromosomes in speciation” in Molecular Ecology. 27:3935-3949.

9. Beresford J, Elias M, Pluckrose L, Sundström L, Butlin R, Pamilo P, Kulmuni J. (2017) Widespread hybridization within mound-building wood ants in Southern Finland results in cytonuclear mismatches and potential for sex-specific hybrid breakdown. Molecular Ecology. 15:4013-4026.

8. Kulmuni J, Westram A. (2017) Intrinsic incompatibilities evolving as a by-product of divergent ecological selection: Considering them in empirical studies on divergence with gene flow. Molecular Ecology. 12:3093-3103.

7. Helanterä H, Kulmuni J & Pamilo P. (2016) Sex allocation conflict between queens and workers in Formica pratensis wood ants predicts seasonal sex ratio variation. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13018.

6. Kulmuni J & Pamilo, P. (2014) Introgression in hybrid ants is favored in females but selected against in males. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323045111.

5. Morandin C, Havukainen H, Kulmuni J, Dhaygude K, Trontti K & Helanterä H. (2014) Not only for egg yolk – functional and evolutionary insights from expression, selection and structural analyses of Formica ant vitellogenins. Mol Biol Evol. 2014 Aug;31(8):2181-93.

4. Kulmuni J & Havukainen H. (2013) Insights into the Evolution of the CSP Gene Family through the Integration of Evolutionary Analysis and Comparative Protein Modeling. PLoS ONE. 8(5):e63688.

3. Kulmuni J, Wurm Y & Pamilo P. (2013) Comparative genomics of chemosensory protein genes reveals rapid evolution and positive selection in ant-specific duplicates. Heredity. 110(6):538-47.

2. Kulmuni J, Seifert B & Pamilo, P. (2010) Segregation distortion causes large-scale differences between male and female genomes in hybrid ants. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 107(16): 7371-7376.

1. Seifert, B Kulmuni J & Pamilo, P. (2010) Independent hybrid populations of Formica polyctena X rufa wood ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) abound under conditions of forest fragmentation. Evol Ecol. 24(5):1219-1237.

Popular science publications in Finnish

5/2010 ”Uusia viruksia syntyy Aasian toreilla” (New viruses are born in the markets of Asia) (Kaleva, newspaper)

2/2009 ”Uskotko evoluutioon?” (Do you believe in evolution?) (Kaltio, culture magazine)

31.12.2008 ”Että mekö muka apinoita?” (Are we are apes?) (Aamulehti, newspaper)

7.5-6.9.2008 Five piece article series about the life of ants (Kaleva, newspaper)

8/2008 ”Mitä ne geenit oikein on? – Mitä tapahtuu kun tutkija kohtaa alakoululaisen?” (What happens when a scientist meets a seven year old?) (Tietopisto, University magazine)

27.5.2008 ”Oululaistutkijat Intian tiikerin jäljillä” (Scientist from Oulu are tracking the Indian tiger) (Kaleva, newspaper)

23.2.2008 ”Ympäristöopetus on luonnollinen juttu” (Environmental education is natural) (Kaleva, newspaper)

8.12.2007 ”Ahma ja supikoira selvisivät ahdingosta” (Wolverine and raccoon dog survived the population bottleneck) (Kaleva, newspaper)

24.11.2007 ”Pieni monen asian mittari” (Ants are small but important) (Kaleva, newspaper)


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