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Dr Manmohan Sharma

Dr Manmohan Sharma

Research Fellow

 01326 259384

 SERSF 1.16

 

Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Qualifications

2010 PhD University of Exeter
2006 MSc Lucknow University, India
1999 BSc Lucknow University, India

Career

2010-2016 Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK

2016-present Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK

Research

Research interests

Sexual selection, mate choice, sperm competition, inbreeding

Research projects

Ongoing investigations:
i) Rapid evolution of Drosophila simulans male genitalia.
ii) Evolution of Drosophila wing shape with and without sexual selection.

Current collaborations:
i) Effect of multiple stressors on the developmental buffering system of D. simulans.
ii) Sexual selection, ageing and senescence in D. simulans.
iii) Wolbachia infection dynamics in D. simulans with and without sexual selection.
iv) Transcriptomics of adaptive evolution in D. simulans.
v) Investigating selfish genetic elements as drivers of sexually antagonistic interactions in Drosophila.

Research networks

Prof. David Hosken, Prof. Tom Tregenza, Prof. Nina Wedell, Dr. John Hunt, Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Michelle Taylor, Dr. Damian Smith, Dr. Wayne Rostant, Dr. Kensuke Okada, Dr. Clarissa M. House, Prof. Angus Buckling, Prof. Richard Ffrench-Constant

Research grants

  • 2013 Amazon Web Services in Education
    AWS in Education Coursework Grant
  • 2013 Windows Azure in Education
    Windows Azure Educator Grant
  • 2011 The Genetics Society
    Genes and Development Summer Studentship

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Sharma MD, Wilson AJ, Hosken DJ (In Press). Fisher's sons' effect in sexual selection: absent, intermittent or just low experimental power?. J Evol Biol, 29(12), 2464-2470. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gómez P, Paterson S, De Meester L, Liu X, Lenzi L, Sharma MD, McElroy K, Buckling A (In Press). Local adaptation of a bacterium is as important as its presence in structuring a natural microbial community. Nat Commun, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
House CM, Sharma MD, Okada K, Hosken DJ (In Press). Pre and Post-copulatory Selection Favor Similar Genital Phenotypes in the Male Broad Horned Beetle. Integr Comp Biol, 56(4), 682-693. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell LJ, Hammond SA, Price SJ, Sharma MD, Garner TWJ, Birol I, Helbing CC, Wilfert L, Griffiths AGF (2018). A novel approach to wildlife transcriptomics provides evidence of disease-mediated differential expression and changes to the microbiome of amphibian populations. Mol Ecol, 27(6), 1413-1427. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hosken DJ, Sutter A, Barton S, Dev M, Basellini U, Archer R (2018). Senescent declines in elite tennis players are similar across the sexes. Behavioral Ecology Full text.
Maraqa MS, Griffin R, Sharma MD, Wilson AJ, Hunt J, Hosken DJ, House CM (2017). Constrained evolution of the sex comb in Drosophila simulans. J Evol Biol, 30(2), 388-400. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Archer CR, Stephens RM, Sharma MD, Hosken DJ (2017). The Drosophila simulans Y chromosome interacts with the autosomes to influence male fitness. J Evol Biol, 30(10), 1821-1825. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Okada K, Archer CR, Katsuki M, Suzaki Y, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2015). Polyandry and fitness in female horned flour beetles, Gnatocerus cornutus. Animal Behaviour, 106, 11-16. Abstract.  Full text.
Archer CR, Duffy E, Hosken DJ, Mokkonen M, Okada K, Oku K, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2015). Sex-specific effects of natural and sexual selection on the evolution of life span and ageing in Drosophila simulans. Functional Ecology, 29(4), 562-569. Abstract.
Ingleby FC, Hosken DJ, Flowers K, Hawkes MF, Lane SM, Rapkin J, House CM, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2014). Environmental heterogeneity, multivariate sexual selection and genetic constraints on cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(4), 700-713. Abstract.
Ingleby FC, Hosken DJ, Flowers K, Hawkes MF, Lane SM, Rapkin J, House CM, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2014). Environmental heterogeneity, multivariate sexual selection and genetic constraints on cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Okada K, Katsuki M, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in Gnatocerus cornutus? Females prefer lovers not fighters. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract.
Okada K, Katsuki M, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in Gnatocerus cornutus? Females prefer lovers not fighters. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1785). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sharma MD, Minder AM, Hosken DJ (2013). No association between sperm competition and sperm length variation across dung flies (Scathophagidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(11), 2341-2349. Abstract.
Sharma MD, Minder AM, Hosken DJ (2013). No association between sperm competition and sperm length variation across dung flies (Scathophagidae). J Evol Biol, 26(11), 2341-2349. Abstract.  Author URL.
House CM, Lewis Z, Hodgson DJ, Wedell N, Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2013). Sexual and natural selection both influence male genital evolution. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2012). Antagonistic responses to natural and sexual selection and the sex-specific evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Evolution, 66(3), 665-677. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sharma MD, Griffin RM, Hollis J, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2012). Reinvestigating good genes benefits of mate choice in Drosophila simulans. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106(2), 295-306. Abstract.
Yu TL, Sharma MD (2012). Sex recognition and mate choice by male Bufo gargarizans in central China. Zoological Science, 29(6), 347-350. Abstract.
Sharma MD, Mitchell C, Hunt J, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2012). The genetics of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in the Fruit Fly Drosophila simulans. J Hered, 103(2), 230-239. Abstract.  Author URL.
Okada K, Pitchers WR, Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2011). Longevity, calling effort, and metabolic rate in two populations of cricket. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 65(9), 1773-1778. Author URL.
Okada K, Blount JD, Sharma MD, Snook RR, Hosken DJ (2011). Male attractiveness, fertility and susceptibility to oxidative stress are influenced by inbreeding in Drosophila simulans. J Evol Biol, 24(2), 363-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sharma MD, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2011). Sex combs, allometry, and asymmetry in Drosophila. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 103(4), 923-934. Author URL.
Sharma MD, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2010). Female mate preferences in Drosophila simulans: evolution and costs. J Evol Biol, 23(8), 1672-1679. Abstract.  Author URL.
Taylor ML, Sharma MD, Hosken DJ (2009). Sexual selection in flies: a comparison of Drosophila simulans and D. melanogaster. ANIMAL BIOLOGY, 59(4), 391-402. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Sharma MD, Wilson AJ, Hosken DJ (In Press). Fisher's sons' effect in sexual selection: absent, intermittent or just low experimental power?. J Evol Biol, 29(12), 2464-2470. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gómez P, Paterson S, De Meester L, Liu X, Lenzi L, Sharma MD, McElroy K, Buckling A (In Press). Local adaptation of a bacterium is as important as its presence in structuring a natural microbial community. Nat Commun, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
House CM, Sharma MD, Okada K, Hosken DJ (In Press). Pre and Post-copulatory Selection Favor Similar Genital Phenotypes in the Male Broad Horned Beetle. Integr Comp Biol, 56(4), 682-693. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Campbell LJ, Hammond SA, Price SJ, Sharma MD, Garner TWJ, Birol I, Helbing CC, Wilfert L, Griffiths AGF (2018). A novel approach to wildlife transcriptomics provides evidence of disease-mediated differential expression and changes to the microbiome of amphibian populations. Mol Ecol, 27(6), 1413-1427. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hosken DJ, Sutter A, Barton S, Dev M, Basellini U, Archer R (2018). Senescent declines in elite tennis players are similar across the sexes. Behavioral Ecology Full text.

2017

Maraqa MS, Griffin R, Sharma MD, Wilson AJ, Hunt J, Hosken DJ, House CM (2017). Constrained evolution of the sex comb in Drosophila simulans. J Evol Biol, 30(2), 388-400. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Archer CR, Stephens RM, Sharma MD, Hosken DJ (2017). The Drosophila simulans Y chromosome interacts with the autosomes to influence male fitness. J Evol Biol, 30(10), 1821-1825. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Okada K, Archer CR, Katsuki M, Suzaki Y, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2015). Polyandry and fitness in female horned flour beetles, Gnatocerus cornutus. Animal Behaviour, 106, 11-16. Abstract.  Full text.
Archer CR, Duffy E, Hosken DJ, Mokkonen M, Okada K, Oku K, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2015). Sex-specific effects of natural and sexual selection on the evolution of life span and ageing in Drosophila simulans. Functional Ecology, 29(4), 562-569. Abstract.

2014

Ingleby FC, Hosken DJ, Flowers K, Hawkes MF, Lane SM, Rapkin J, House CM, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2014). Environmental heterogeneity, multivariate sexual selection and genetic constraints on cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(4), 700-713. Abstract.
Ingleby FC, Hosken DJ, Flowers K, Hawkes MF, Lane SM, Rapkin J, House CM, Sharma MD, Hunt J (2014). Environmental heterogeneity, multivariate sexual selection and genetic constraints on cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Okada K, Katsuki M, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in Gnatocerus cornutus? Females prefer lovers not fighters. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract.
Okada K, Katsuki M, Sharma MD, House CM, Hosken DJ (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in Gnatocerus cornutus? Females prefer lovers not fighters. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1785). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Sharma MD, Minder AM, Hosken DJ (2013). No association between sperm competition and sperm length variation across dung flies (Scathophagidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(11), 2341-2349. Abstract.
Sharma MD, Minder AM, Hosken DJ (2013). No association between sperm competition and sperm length variation across dung flies (Scathophagidae). J Evol Biol, 26(11), 2341-2349. Abstract.  Author URL.
House CM, Lewis Z, Hodgson DJ, Wedell N, Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2013). Sexual and natural selection both influence male genital evolution. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2012). Antagonistic responses to natural and sexual selection and the sex-specific evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. Evolution, 66(3), 665-677. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sharma MD, Griffin RM, Hollis J, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2012). Reinvestigating good genes benefits of mate choice in Drosophila simulans. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106(2), 295-306. Abstract.
Yu TL, Sharma MD (2012). Sex recognition and mate choice by male Bufo gargarizans in central China. Zoological Science, 29(6), 347-350. Abstract.
Sharma MD, Mitchell C, Hunt J, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2012). The genetics of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in the Fruit Fly Drosophila simulans. J Hered, 103(2), 230-239. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Okada K, Pitchers WR, Sharma MD, Hunt J, Hosken DJ (2011). Longevity, calling effort, and metabolic rate in two populations of cricket. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 65(9), 1773-1778. Author URL.
Okada K, Blount JD, Sharma MD, Snook RR, Hosken DJ (2011). Male attractiveness, fertility and susceptibility to oxidative stress are influenced by inbreeding in Drosophila simulans. J Evol Biol, 24(2), 363-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sharma MD, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2011). Sex combs, allometry, and asymmetry in Drosophila. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 103(4), 923-934. Author URL.

2010

Sharma MD, Tregenza T, Hosken DJ (2010). Female mate preferences in Drosophila simulans: evolution and costs. J Evol Biol, 23(8), 1672-1679. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Taylor ML, Sharma MD, Hosken DJ (2009). Sexual selection in flies: a comparison of Drosophila simulans and D. melanogaster. ANIMAL BIOLOGY, 59(4), 391-402. Author URL.

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