Population genetics of Teleostei (Pisces)


We resolve the evolutionary dynamics of bony fishes at various scales in space and time by focussing on intraspecific historic (vicariance and dispersal) and recent processes (gene flow, selection and drift). The genetic implications of host - parasite interactions represent a growing focus. We collaborate with other disciplines in an attempt to explain micro- and macro-evolutionary phenomena and use various genomic markers (e.g. allozymes, microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA, ribosomal DNA,Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms). Our research has applications for conservation biology, fisheries and aquaculture.


population genetics, ichthyology, aquaculture, conservation biology, conservation genetics, nature conservation, zoology, parasitology, fisheries, marine, oceanology, Ecology, Genetics, Oceanography, Marine and coastal habitats, Estuaries, Streams , running waters, Ponds and lakes , standing waters, Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Systematics, Inventorying and Classification, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Marine Biodiversity, Inland Water Biodiversity, N-Africa, tropical Africa, Asia, Europe, South-America, Teleostei, Metazoa, Vertebrata, Pisces, Monogenea


Europe {Geographical scope}
Africa {Geographical scope}
Northern Africa {Geographical scope}
Asia-Temperate {Geographical scope}
Southern America {Geographical scope}
Inland Waters {Habitat type}
Marine and Coastal {Habitat type}


Name Role Start End
Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology unknown


Reference Role
Volckaert F. en Agnèse J.F. 1996 Evolutionary and population genetics of Siluroidei. Aquat.Liv.Res. 9(Suppl):81-92 author
Galbusera P., Volckaert F., Hellemans B. and Ollevier F. 1996. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). Mol.Ecol. 5:703-705 author
Volckaert F., Van den Haute C., Galbusera P. en Ollevier F. 1997. Gynogenesis in the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) (Burchell, 1822). II. Optimizing the induction of polar body gynogenesis with combined pressure and temperature shocks. Aquacult.Res. 28:329-334 author
Daemen E., Volckaert F., Cross T. en Ollevier F. 1997. Four polymorphic microsatellite markers in the European eel Anguilla anguilla L. Anim.Genet. 28:68 author
Agnèse J.F., Teugels G.G., Galbusera G., Guyomard R. en Volckaert F. 1997. Morphometric and genetic variation of sympatric populations of Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris from Senegal. J.Fish Biol. 50:1143-1157 author
Wenseleers T., Ito F., Van Borm S., Huybrechts R., Volckaert F. en Billen J. 1998. Widespread occurrence of the micro-organism Wolbachia in ants. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 265: 1447-1452 author
Rognon X, Teugels G.G., Guyomard R., Galbusera P., Andriamanga M., Volckaert F. en Agnèse J.F. 1998. Morphometric and allozyme variation in the African catfishes Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris (Siluroidei; Clariidae). J.Fish.Biol 53:192-207 author
Nguyen L.T.H., Janssen C.R., Volckaert F.A.M. (1998) Susceptibility of embryonic and larvalAfrican catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to toxicants. Bull.Env.Contam.Toxicol. 62:230-237 author
Volckaert F.A., Hellemans B. (1999) Survival, growth and selection in a communally reared multifactorial cross of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Aquaculture 171: 49-64 author
Volckaert F.A.M., Mugoyo J.W.M., Lescroart O., Grisez L., Ollevier F. (1999) Immunohistochemically detected ontogeny of prolactin and growth hormone cells in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Comp.Biochem. Physiol.B 122:423-431 author
Volckaert F.A.M., Hellemans B., Pouyaud L. (1999) Nine polymorphic microsatellite markers in the SE Asian catfishes Pangasius hypophthalmus and Clarias batrachus. Anim.Genet.30: 383-384 author
Galbusera, P., Volckaert F.A.M. en Ollevier F. (2000) Gynogenesis in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). III. Induction of endomitosis and the presence of residual genetic variation. Aquaculture 185: 25-42 author
Rurangwa E., Volckaert F.A.M., Huyskens G., Kime D.E., Ollevier F. (2000) Aconcerted strategy for the quality control of refrigerated and cryopreserved semen of African catfish Clarias gariepinus using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA), viability staining and standardised fertilisation. Theriogenology author
Marek S. Ziętara, Allan Arndt, Aldegonda Geets, Bart Hellemans, Filip A.M. Volckaert (2000) Intraspecific variation within the rDNA region of Gyrodactylus arcuatus and G. branchicus (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus acsyn C., De Meester L., Colbourne J.K., Brndonck L., Verschuren, D., Volckaert F. (2001) Rapid, local adaptation of zooplankton behaviour to changes in predation pressure in the absence of neutral genetic changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 98: 6256-6260. author
Daemen E., Cross T., Ollevier F. en Volckaert F. (2001) Analysis of the genetic structure of European eel using microsatellite and mtDNA markers. Marine Biology (in press) author

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