Publications

Singh, P., Vellnow, N. und Schärer, L. (2020) «Variation in sex allocation plasticity in three closely related flatworm species», Ecology and Evolution, 10, S. 26-37.   
Kira S. Zadesenets, Ilyas Y. Jetybayev, Lukas Schärer und Nikolay B. Rubtsov (2020) «Genome and karyotype reorganization after whole genome duplication in free-living flatworms of the genus; Macrostomum», International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 680, S. 1-22. doi: 10.3390/ijms21020680.   
Lukas Schärer, Jeremias N. Brand, Pragya Singh, Kira S. Zadesenets, Claus-Peter Stelzer und Gudrun Viktorin (2020) «A phylogenetically informed search for an alternative; Macrostomum; model species, with notes on taxonomy, mating behavior, karyology, and genome size», Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 58, S. 41-65. doi: 10.1111/jzs.12344.   
Vellnow, N., Marie-Orleach, L., Zadesenets, K. S. und Schärer, L. (2018) «Bigger testes increase paternity in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, independently of the sperm competition level », Journal of evolutionary biology. Wiley-Blackwell, 31(2), S. 180-196. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13212.   edoc
Schärer, L. (2017) «Wieso sind Spermien so divers?», in Füglister, K. M., Hicklin, M., und Mäser, P. (Hrsg.) natura obscura. 200 Naturforschende - 200 Naturphänomene - 200 Jahre Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Basel. Basel: Schwabe, S. 172-172.   edoc
Marie-Orleach, L., Vogt-Burri, N., Mouginot, P., Schlatter, A., Vizoso, D. B., Bailey, N. W. und Schärer, L. (2017) «Indirect genetic effects and sexual conflicts: partner genotype influences multiple morphological and behavioural reproductive traits in a flatworm», Evolution. Wiley, 71(5), S. 1232-1245. doi: 10.1111/evo.13218.   edoc
Schärer, L. (2017) «The varied ways of being male and female», Molecular Reproduction and Development, 84, S. 94-104. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22775.   
Zadesenets, K. S., Schärer, L. und Rubtsov, N. B. (2017) «New insights into the karyotype evolution of the free-living flatworm; Macrostomum lignano; (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria)», Scientific Reports, 7, S. 6066. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06498-0.   
Nikolas Vellnow, Lucas Marie-Orleach, Kira S. Zadesenets und Lukas Schärer (2017) «Bigger testes increase paternity in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, independently of the sperm competition level», Journal of evolutionary biology, S. 13212. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13212.   
Vellnow, N., Vizoso, D. B., Viktorin, G. und Schärer, L. (2017) «No evidence for strong cytonuclear conflict over sex allocation in a simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm», BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, S. 103. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-0952-9.   
Jakub Wudarski, Daniil Simanov, Kirill Ustyantsev, Katrien de Mulder, Margriet Grelling, Magda Grudniewska, Frank Beltman, Lisa Glazenburg, Turan Demircan, Julia Wunderer, Weihong Qi, Dita B. Vizoso, Philipp M. Weissert, Daniel Olivieri, Stijn Mouton, Victor Guryev, Aziz Aboobaker, Lukas Schärer, Peter Ladurner und Eugene Berezikov (2017) «Efficient transgenesis and annotated genome sequence of the regenerative flatworm model; Macrostomum lignano», Nature Communications, 8, S. 2120. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02214-8.   
Schärer, L. (2016) «The varied ways of being male and female», Molecular Reproduction and Development. Wiley-Blackwell, 84(2), S. 94-104. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22775.   edoc
Janicke, T., Sandner, P., Ramm, S. A., Vizoso, D. B. und Schärer, L. (2016) «Experimentally evolved and phenotypically plastic responses to enforced monogamy in a hermaphroditic flatworm», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Wiley, 29(9), S. 1713-1727. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12910.   edoc
Marie-Orleach, L., Janicke, T., Vizoso, D. B., David, P. und Schärer, L. (2016) «Quantifying episodes of sexual selection: insights from a transparent worm with fluorescent sperm», Evolution. Wiley, 70(2), S. 314-328. doi: 10.1111/evo.12861.   edoc
Lehtonen, J., Parker, G. A. und Schärer, L. (2016) «Why anisogamy drives ancestral sex roles», Evolution. Wiley, 70(5), S. 1129-1135. doi: 10.1111/evo.12926.   edoc
Giannakara, A., Schärer, L. und Ramm, S. A. (2016) «Sperm competition-induced plasticity in the speed of spermatogenesis», BMC Evolutionary Biology . BioMed Central, 16, S. 60. doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0629-9.   edoc
Zadesenets, K. S., Vizoso, D. B., Schlatter, A., Konopatskaia, I. D., Berezikov, E., Schärer, L. und Rubtsov, N. B. (2016) «Evidence for karyotype polymorphism in the free-living flatworm Macrostomum lignano, a model organism for evolutionary and developmental biology», PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, 11(10), S. e0164915. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164915.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Ramm, S. A. (2016) «Hermaphrodites», in Kliman, R. (Hrsg.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Oxford: Elsevier, S. 212-224. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00160-8.   edoc
Janssen, T., Vizoso, D. B., Schulte, G., Littlewood, D. T. J., Waeschenbach, A. und Schärer, L. (2015) «The first multi-gene phylogeny of the Macrostomorpha sheds light on the evolution of sexual and asexual reproduction in basal Platyhelminthes», Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. Elsevier, 92, S. 82-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.06.004.   edoc
Wasik, K. A., Gurtowski, J., Zhou, X., Mendivil Ramos, O., Delás, M. J., Battistoni, G., El Demerdash, O., Falciatori, I., Vizoso, D. B., Smith, A. D., Ladurner, P., Schärer, L., McCombie, W. R., Hannon, G. J. und Schatz, M. C. (2015) «Genome and transcriptome of the regeneration-competent flatworm,; Macrostomum lignano», Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. National Academy of Sciences, 112(40), S. 12462-12467. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516718112.   edoc
Ramm, S. A., Schlatter, A., Poirier, M. und Schärer, L. (2015) «Hypodermic self-insemination as a reproductive assurance strategy», Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, 282(1811), S. 20150660. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0660.   edoc
Arbore, R., Sekii, K., Beisel, C., Ladurner, P., Berezikov, E. und Schärer, L. (2015) «Positional RNA-Seq identifies candidate genes for phenotypic engineering of sexual traits», Frontiers in zoology. BioMed Central, 12, S. 14. doi: 10.1186/s12983-015-0106-0.   edoc
Schärer, L., Janicke, T. und Ramm, S. A. (2015) «Sexual conflict in hermaphrodites», Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 7(1), S. a017673. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a017673.   edoc
Ramm, S. A. und Schärer, L. (2014) «The evolutionary ecology of testicular function: size isn’t everything», Biological Reviews. Wiley-Blackwell - STM, 89(4), S. 874-888. doi: 10.1111/brv.12084.   edoc
Ellis, R. E. und Schärer, L. (2014) «Rogue sperm indicate sexually antagonistic coevolution in nematodes», PLoS Biology. Public Library of Science, 12(7), S. e1001916. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001916.   edoc
Marie-Orleach, L., Janicke, T., Vizoso, D. B., Eichmann, M. und Schärer, L. (2014) «Fluorescent sperm in a transparent worm: validation of a GFP marker to study sexual selection», BMC evolutionary biology. BioMed Central, 14, S. 148. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-148.   edoc
Schärer, L. (2014) «Evolution: don’t be so butch, dear!», Current biology. Cell Press, 24(8), S. R311-R313. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.003.   edoc
Ramm, S. A., Schärer, L., Ehmcke, J. und Wistuba, J. (2014) «Sperm competition and the evolution of spermatogenesis», Molecular Human Reproduction. Oxford University Press, 20(12), S. 1169-1179. doi: 10.1093/molehr/gau070.   edoc
Lengerer, B., Pjeta, R., Wunderer, J., Rodrigues, M., Arbore, R., Schärer, L., Berezikov, E., Hess, M., Pfaller, K., Egger, B., Obwegeser, S., Salvenmoser, W. und Ladurner, P. (2014) «Biological adhesion of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano relies on a duo-gland system and is mediated by a cell type-specific intermediate filament protein», Frontiers in zoology. BioMed Central, 11(1), S. 12. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-11-12.   edoc
Sekii, K., Vizoso, D. B., Kuales, G., De Mulder, K., Ladurner, P. und Schärer, L. (2013) «Phenotypic engineering of sperm-production rate confirms evolutionary predictions of sperm competition theory», Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, 280(1757), S. 20122711.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Pen, I. (2013) «Sex allocation and investment into pre- and postcopulatory traits in simultaneous hermaphrodites: the role of polyandry and local sperm competition», Philosophical transactions. Biological sciences. Royal Society of London, 368(1613), S. 20120052.   edoc
Marie-Orleach, L., Janicke, T. und Schärer, L. (2013) «Effects of mating status on copulatory and postcopulatory behaviour in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Animal behaviour. Elsevier, 85(2), S. 453-461. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.12.007.   edoc
Janicke, T. M.-O., L. De Mulder, K. B., E. Ladurner, P. V. und Schärer, L. (2013) «Sex allocation adjustment to mating group size in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Evolution. Blackwell, 67(11), S. 3233-3242.   edoc
Janicke, T., Kesselring, H. und Schärer, L. (2012) «Strategic mating effort in a simultaneous hermaphrodite : the role of the partner’s feeding status», Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Springer, 66(4), S. 593-601. doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1307-y.   edoc | Open Access
Ramm, S. A., Vizoso, D. B. und Schärer, L. (2012) «Occurrence, costs and heritability of delayed selfing in a free-living flatworm», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 25(12), S. 2559-2568. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12012.   edoc
Schärer, L., Rowe, L. und Arnqvist, G. (2012) «Anisogamy, chance and the evolution of sex roles», Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Elsevier, 27(5), S. 260-264. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.12.006.   edoc
Schärer, L., Littlewood, D. T. J., Waeschenbach, A., Yoshida, W. und Vizoso, D. B. (2011) «Mating behavior and the evolution of sperm design», Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. National Academy of Sciences, 108(4), S. 1490-1495. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013892108.   edoc
Janicke, T., Sandner, P. und Schärer, L. (2011) «Determinants of female fecundity in a simultaneous hermaphrodite: the role of polyandry and food availability», Evolutionary ecology. Springer, 25(1), S. 203-218. doi: 10.1007/s10682-010-9402-5.   edoc | Open Access
Sandner, P. und Schärer, L. (2010) «No plastic responses to experimental manipulation of sperm competition in a free-living flatworm», Ethology. Blackwell, 116(4), S. 292-299. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01745.x.   edoc
Janicke, T. und Schärer, L. (2010) «Sperm competition affects sex allocation but not sperm morphology in a flatworm», Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Springer, 64(9), S. 1367-1375. doi: 10.1007/s00265-010-0951-y.   edoc | Open Access
Nils Anthes, Patrice David, Josh R. Auld, Jeroen N. A. Hoffer, Philippe Jarne, Joris M. Koene, Hanna Kokko, Cristina Lorenzi, M., Benjamin Pelissié, Dennis Sprenger, Alexandra Staikou und Lukas Schärer (2010) «Bateman gradients in hermaphrodites : an extendes approach to quantify sexual selection», The American naturalist. University of Chicago Press, 176(3), S. 249-263. doi: 10.1086/655218.   edoc | Open Access
Vizoso, D. B., Rieger, G. und Schärer, L. (2010) «Goings-on inside a worm : functional hypotheses derived from sexual conflict thinking», Biological journal of the Linnean Society. Wiley, 99(2), S. 370-383. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01363.x.   edoc
Janicke, T. und Schärer, L. (2009) «Sex allocation predicts mating rate in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, 276(1676), S. 4247-4253. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1336.   edoc
Van Velzen, E., Schärer, L. und Pen, I. (2009) «The effect of cryptic female choice on sex allocation in simultaneous hermaphrodites», Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, 276(1670), S. 3123-3131. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0566.   edoc
Sekii, K., Salvenmoser, W., De Mulder, K., Schärer, L. und Ladurner, P. (2009) «Melav2, an elav-like gene, is essential for spermatid differentiation in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano», BMC developmental biology. BioMed Central, Vol. 9 , 62.   edoc | Open Access
Janicke, T. und Schärer, L. (2009) «Determinants of mating and sperm-transfer success in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 22(2), S. 405-415. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01660.x.   edoc
Schärer, L. (2009) «Tests of sex allocation theory in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals», Evolution. Blackwell, 63(6), S. 1377-1405. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00669.x.   edoc
Mouton, S., Willems, M., Braeckman, B. P., Egger, B., Ladurner, P., Schärer, L. und Borgonie, G. (2009) «The free-living flatworm Macrostomum lignano : a new model organism for ageing research», Experimental gerontology. Elsevier, 44(4), S. 243-249. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2008.11.007.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Janicke, T. (2009) «Sex allocation and sexual conflict in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals», Biology letters. The Royal Society, 5(5), S. 705-708. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0100.   edoc
Ladurner, P., Egger, B., De Mulder, K., Pfister, D., Kuales, G., Salvenmoser, W. und Schärer, L. (2008) «The stem cell system of the basal flatworm Macrostomum lignano», in Stem cells : from hydra to man. [Dordrecht]: Springer, S. 75-94.   edoc
Schärer, L., Da Lage, J.-L. und Joly, D. (2008) «Evolution of testicular architecture in the Drosophilidae : a role for sperm length», BMC evolutionary biology. BioMed Central, Vol. 8 , 143.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L., Zaubzer, J., Salvenmoser, W., Seifarth, C. und Ladurner, P. (2007) «Tracking sperm of a donor in a recipient : an immunocytochemical approach», Animal Biology. Brill, 57(2), S. 121-136. doi: 10.1163/157075607780377992.   edoc
Vizoso, D. B. und Schärer, L. (2007) «Resource-dependent sex allocation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 20(3), S. 1046-1055. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2007.01294.x.   edoc
Schärer, L., Knoflach, D., Vizoso, D. B., Rieger, G. und Peintner, U. (2007) «Thraustochytrids as novel parasitic protists of a marine free-living flatworm : Thraustochytrium caudivorum sp. nov. parasitizes Macrostomum lignano», Marine biology. Springer, 152(5), S. 1095-1104. doi: 10.1007/s00227-007-0755-4.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L. und Vizoso, D. B. (2007) «Phenotypic plasticity in sperm production rate : there’s more to it than testis size», Evolutionary ecology. Springer, 21(3), S. 295-306. doi: 10.1007/s10682-006-9101-4.   edoc | Open Access
Brauer, V. S., Schärer, L. und Michiels, N. K. (2007) «Phenotypically flexible sex allocation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Evolution. Blackwell, 61(1), S. 216-222. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00018.x .   edoc
Ladurner, P., Schärer, L., Salvenmoser, W. und Rieger, R. M. (2005) «A new model organism among the lower Bilateria and the use of digital microscopy in taxonomy of meiobenthic Platyhelminthes Macrostomum lignano, n. sp. (Rhabditophora, Macrostomorpha)», Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research. Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, 43(2), S. 114-126. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0469.2005.00299.x.   edoc
Schärer, L., Sandner, P. und Michiels, N. K. (2005) «Trade-off between male and female allocation in the simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm Macrostomum sp.», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 18(2), S. 396-404. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00827.x.   edoc
Ladurner, P., Pfister, D., Seifarth, C., Schärer, L., Mahlknecht, M., Salvenmoser, W., Gerth, R. und Rieger, R. (2005) «Production of cell- and tissue-specific monoclonal antibodies for the flatworm Macrostomum sp», Histochemistry and cell biology. Springer International, 123(1), S. 89-104. doi: 10.1007/s00418-004-0722-9.   edoc
Schärer, L., Ladurner, P. und Rieger, R. M. (2004) «Bigger testes do work more : experimental evidence that testis size reflects testicular cell proliferation activity in the marine invertebrate, the free-living flatworm; Macrostomum; sp.», Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Springer, 56(5), S. 420-425. doi: 10.1007/s00265-004-0802-9.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L., Joss, G. und Sandner, P. (2004) «Mating behaviour of the marine turbellarian Macrostomum sp. : these worms; suck», Marine biology. Springer, 145(2), S. 373-380. doi: 10.1007/s00227-004-1314-x.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L. und Ladurner, P. (2003) «Phenotypically plastic adjustment of sex allocation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite», Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, 270(1518), S. 935-941. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2323.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Vizoso, D. B. (2003) «Earlier sex change in infected individuals of the protogynous reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum», Behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Springer, 55(2), S. 137-143. doi: 10.1007/s00265-003-0694-0.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L., Karlsson, L. M., Christen, M. und Wedekind, C. (2001) «Size-dependent sex allocation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite parasite», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 14(1), S. 55-67. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00263.x.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Wedekind, C. (2001) «Social situation, sperm competition, and sex allocation in a simultaneous hermaphrodite parasite, the cestode Schistocephalus solidus», Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Blackwell, 14(6), S. 942-953. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00350.x.   edoc
Binz, T., Reusch, T. B. H., Wedekind, C., Schärer, L., Sternberg, J. M. und Milinski, M. (2000) «Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus», Molecular ecology. Blackwell, 9(11), S. 1926-1927. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.01073-5.x.   edoc
Wedekind, C., Christen, M., Schärer, L. und Treichel, N. (2000) «Relative helmith size in crustacean hosts : in vivo determination, and effects of host gender and within-host competition in a copepod infected by a cestode», Aquatic ecology. Springer, 34(3), S. 279-285. doi: 10.1023/A:1009976420423.   edoc | Open Access
Schärer, L. und Robertson, R. D. (1999) «Sperm and milt characteristics and male versus female investment in the Caribbean reef fish, Thalassoma bifasciatum», Journal of fish biology. Wiley, 55(2), S. 329-343. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1999.tb00682.x.   edoc
Schärer, L. und Wedekind, C. (1999) «Lifetime reproductive output in a hermaphrodite cestode when reproducing alone or in pairs : a time cost of pairing», Evolutionary ecology. Springer, 13(4), S. 381-394. doi: 10.1023/A:1006789110502.   edoc | Open Access
Claus Wedekind, Dora Strahm und Lukas Schärer (1998) «Evidence for strategic egg production in a hermaphroditic cestode», Parasitology. Cambridge University Press, Vol. 117, S. 373-382.   edoc | Open Access