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  • M.N. Brien, J. Enciso-Romero, V.J. Lloyd, E.V. Curran, A.J. Parnell C. Morochz, P. Salazar, P. Rastas, T. Zinn, N.J. Nadeau. 2022 The genetic basis of structural colour variation in mimetic Heliconius butterflies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 377:20200505 (Open Access)

  • A. Alfakih, P.J. Watt, N.J. Nadeau. 2022 The physiological cost of colour change: evidence, implications and mitigations. Journal of Experimental Biology 225:jeb210401

  • G. Montejo-Kovacevich, P.A. Salazar, S.H. Smith, K. Gavilanes, C.N. Bacquet, Y.F. Chan, C.D. Jiggins, J.I. Meier, N.J. Nadeau. 2021 Genomics of altitude-associated wing shape in two tropical butterflies. Molecular Ecology 30:6387-6402 (Open Access)

  • J.I. Meier, P.A. Salazar, M. Kučka, R.W. Davies, A. Dréau, I. Aldás, O. Box Power, N.J. Nadeau, J.R. Bridle, C.P. Rolian, N.H. Barton, W.O. McMillan, C.D. Jiggins, Y.F. Chan. 2021 Haplotype tagging reveals parallel formation of hybrid races in two butterfly species. PNAS 118:e2015005118 (Open Access)

  • V.J. Lloyd and N.J. Nadeau 2021 The evolution of structural colour in butterflies. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 69:28-34 doi:10.1016/j.gde.2021.01.004 green open access

Numerous variations of butterfly wing patterns and the words: Selection on Mimicry in Butterflies
Journal of Evolutionary Biology cover - vol. 33 issue 11 with heliconius butterflies


  • H.E. Bainbridge, M.N. Brien, C. Morochz, P. Salazar, P. Rastas, N.J. Nadeau. 2020 Limited genetic parallels underlie convergent evolution of quantitative pattern variation in mimetic butterflies. J. Evol. Biol. 33:1516-1529 doi:10.1111/jeb.13704 (Open Access)

  • E.V. Curran, S. Stankowski, C. Pardo-Diaz, C. Salazar, M. Linares, N.J. Nadeau. 2020 Müllerian mimicry of a quantitative trait despite contrasting levels of genomic divergence and selection. Molecular Ecology 29:2016-2030 doi:10.1111/mec.15460 (Open Access)

  • G. Montejo-Kovacevich, S.H. Martin, J.I. Meier, C.N. Bacquet, M. Monllor, C.D. Jiggins, N.J. Nadeau. 2020 Microclimate buffering and thermal tolerance across elevations in a tropical butterfly. Journal of Experimental Biology 223 doi:10.1242/jeb.220426 (Open Access)

  • M. Arias, J.W. Davey, S. Martin, C. Jiggins, N.J. Nadeau, M. Joron, V. Llaurens. 2020 How do predators generalize warning signals in simple and complex prey communities? Insights from a videogame. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 287, 20200014. doi:10.1098/rspb.2020.0014 (Green open access)

  • M. Moest, S.M. Van Belleghem, J.E. James, C. Salazar, S.H. Martin, S.L. Barker, G.R.P. Moreira, C. Mérot, M. Joron, N.J. Nadeau, F.M. Steiner, C.D. Jiggins, 2020. Selective sweeps on novel and introgressed variation shape mimicry loci in a butterfly adaptive radiation. PLOS Biol. 18, e3000597. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000597 (Open Access)

  • M.N. Brien, 2019. The genetics and evolution of iridescent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. eThesis

  • G. Montejo‐Kovacevich, J.E. Smith, J.I. Meier, C.N. Bacquet, E. Whiltshire‐Romero, N.J. Nadeau, C.D. Jiggins, 2019. Altitude and life-history shape the evolution of Heliconius wings. Evolution 73, 2436-2450. doi:10.1111/evo.13865 (Open Access)

Journal of the Royal Society Interface vol.15  front cover with Heliconius butterflies


  • M.N. Brien, J. Enciso-Romero, A.J. Parnell, P.A. Salazar, C. Morochz, D. Chala, H. Bainbridge, T. Zinn, E.V. Curran, N.J. Nadeau, 2018. Phenotypic variation in Heliconius erato crosses shows iridescent structural colour is sex-linked and controlled by multiple genes. J R Soc Interface Focus 9:20180047. doi:10.1098/rsfs.2018.0047 Green open access

  • E.V. Curran, 2018. An exploration of the parallel evolution of iridescent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. eThesis

  • N.J. Nadeau, T. Kawakami, 2018. Population Genomics of Speciation and Admixture. In: . Population Genomics. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/13836_2018_24

  • A.J. Parnell, J.E. Bradford, E.V. Curran, A.L. Washington, G. Adams, M.N. Brien, S.L. Burg, C. Morochz, J.P.A. Fairclough, P. Vukusic, S.J. Martin, S. Doak, N.J. Nadeau, 2018. Wing scale ultrastructure underlying convergent and divergent iridescent colours in mimetic Heliconius butterflies. J. R. Soc. Interface 15: 20170948. doi:10.1098/rsif.2017.0948 (Open Access)

A pair of heliocanthus butterflies and words: Current issue, January 2016


  • N.J. Nadeau, 2016. Genes controlling mimetic colour pattern variation in butterflies. Current Opinion in Insect Science 17, 24-31. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.013 (Open Access)

  • N.J. Nadeau, C. Pardo-Diaz, A. Whibley, M.A. Supple, S.V. Saenko, R.W.R. Wallbank, G.C. Wu, L. Maroja, L. Ferguson, J.J. Hanly, H. Hines, C. Salazar, R.M. Merrill, A.J. Dowling, R.H. ffrench-Constant, V. Llaurens, M. Joron, W.O. McMillan, C.D. Jiggins, 2016. The gene cortex controls mimicry and crypsis in butterflies and moths. Nature 534, 106–110. doi:10.1038/nature17961 free full text

  • R.W.R. Wallbank, S.W. Baxter, C. Pardo-Diaz, J.J. Hanly, S.H. Martin, J. Mallet, K.K. Dasmahapatra, C. Salazar, M. Joron, N. Nadeau, W.O. McMillan, C.D. Jiggins. 2016 Evolutionary Novelty in a Butterfly Wing Pattern through Enhancer Shuffling. PLoS Biol 14: e1002353 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002353

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Ecology and Evolution front cover with heliconius butterflies


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  • N.J. Nadeau, M. Ruiz, P. Salazar, B. Counterman, J.A. Medina, H. Ortiz-Zuazaga, A. Morrison, W.O. McMillan, C.D. Jiggins, R. Papa. 2014. Population genomics of parallel hybrid zones in the mimetic butterflies, H. melpomene and H. erato. Genome Research. 24:1316–1333 doi:10.1101/gr.169292.113.

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  • S.H. Martin, K.K. Dasmahapatra, N.J. Nadeau, C. Salazar, J.R. Walters, F. Simpson, M. Blaxter, A. Manica, J. Mallet, C. D. Jiggins. 2013. Genome-wide evidence for speciation with gene flow in Heliconius butterflies. Genome Research 23: 1817–1828. doi:10.1101/gr.159426.113.

  • N.J. Nadeau, S.H. Martin, K.M. Kozak, C. Salazar, K.K. Dasmahapatra, J.W. Davey, S.W. Baxter, M.L. Blaxter, J. Mallet, C.D. Jiggins. 2013. Genome-wide patterns of divergence and gene flow across a butterfly radiation. Molecular Ecology 22: 814-826 doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05730.x

Front cover of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, with heliconius butterfly


  • A. Martin, R. Papa, N.J. Nadeau, R.I. Hill, B.A. Counterman, G. Halder, C.D. Jiggins, M.R. Kronforst, A.D. Long, W.O. McMillan, R.D. Reed. 2012 Diversification of complex butterfly wing patterns by repeated regulatory evolution of a Wnt ligand. PNAS 109: 12632-12637 doi:10.1073/pnas.1204800109

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  • N.J. Nadeau, A. Whibley, R.T. Jones, J.W. Davey, K.K. Dasmahapatra, S.W. Baxter, M.A. Quail, M. Joron, R.H. ffrench-Constant, M.L. Blaxter, J. Mallet, C.D. Jiggins. 2012 Genomic islands of divergence in hybridizing Heliconius butterflies identified by large-scale targeted sequencing Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367: 343-353 doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0198

  • A. Surridge, S. Lopez-Gomollon, S. Moxon, L.S. Maroja, T. Rathjen, N.J. Nadeau, T. Dalmay, and C.D. Jiggins. 2011. Characterisation and expression of microRNAs in developing wings of the neotropical butterfly Heliconius melpomene. BMC Genomics 12: 62. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-62


  • N.J. Nadeau and C.D. Jiggins. 2010. A golden age for evolutionary genetics? Genomic studies of adaptation in natural populations. Trends in Genetics 26 (11): 484-492. doi:16/j.tig.2010.08.004.

  • S.W. Baxter, N.J. Nadeau, L.S. Maroja, P. Wilkinson, B.A. Counterman, A. Dawson, M. Beltran, S. Perez-Espona, N. Chamberlain, L. Ferguson, R. Clark, C. Davidson, R. Glithero, J. Mallet, O. W. McMillan, M. Kronforst, M. Joron, R.H. ffrench-Constant, and C.D. Jiggins. 2010. Genomic hotspots for adaptation: the population genetics of Müllerian mimicry in the Heliconius melpomene clade. PLoS Genetics 6: e1000794. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000794

  • L. Ferguson, S.F. Lee, N. Chamberlain, N. Nadeau, M. Joron, S. Baxter, P. Wilkinson, A. Papanicolaou, S. Kumar, Thuan-Jin, R. Clark, C. Davidson, R. Glithero, H. Beasley, H. Vogel, R.H. ffrench-Constant, and C.D. Jiggins. 2010 Characterization of a hotspot for mimicry: assembly of a butterfly wing transcriptome to genomic sequence at the HmYb/Sb locus. Molecular Ecology 19 (s1): 240-254. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04475.x

  • N.J. Nadeau, F. Minvielle, S. Ito, M. Inoue-Murayama, D. Gourichon, S.A. Johns, T. Burke, N.I. Mundy. 2008. Characterization of Japanese Quail yellow as a Genomic Deletion Upstream of the Avian Homolog of the Mammalian ASIP (agouti) Gene. Genetics 178: 777-786. doi:10.1534/genetics.107.077073

  • N.J. Nadeau, T. Burke, N.I. Mundy. 2007. Evolution of an avian pigmentation gene correlates with a measure of sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 1807-1813. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0174

  • N.J. Nadeau, N.I. Mundy, D. Gourichon, F. Minvielle. 2007. Association of a single-nucleotide substitution in TYRP1 with roux in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Animal Genetics 38: 609-613. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01667.x

  • N.J. Nadeau, F. Minvielle, N.I. Mundy. 2006. Association of a Glu92Lys substitution in MC1R with extended brown in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Animal Genetics 37: 287-289. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2006.01442.x

  • N.I. Mundy, N. Badcock, T. Hart, K. Scribner, K. Janssen, N.J. Nadeau. 2004. Conserved Genetic Basis of a Quantitative Plumage Trait Involved in Mate Choice. Science 303: 1870-1873. doi:10.1126/science.1093834