Recent Publications


Elfarargi, A.F., Gilbault, E., Döring, N., Neto, C., Fulgione, A., Weber, A.P.M., Loudet, O., Hancock, A.M. Genomic basis of adaptation to a novel precipitation regime, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2023, 40(3): msad031. doi:



Tergemina, E., Elfarargi, A.F., Flis, P., Fulgione, A., Göktay, M., Neto, C, Flood, P.F., Zicola, J., Dinis, H., Krämer, U., Salt, D.E., Hancock, A.M. A two-step adaptive walk rewires nutrient transport in a challenging edaphic environment, Science Advances 2022, 8(20),

Fulgione, A., Neto, C., Elfarargi, A., Tergemina, E., Göktay, M., Walden, N., Flood, P.J., Dinis, H., Pacheco Rodrigues, S., Döring, N., Koch, M., Roux, F., Hermisson, J., Hancock, A.M., Parallel reduction in flowering time from new mutations enabled evolutionary rescue in colonizing Arabidopsis lineages, Nature Communications 2022, 13, 1461,



Göktay, M., Fulgione, A., Hancock, A.M., A new catalogue of structural variants in A. thaliana lines from Africa, Eurasia and North America reveals a signature of balancing selection at defense response genes, Molecular Biology and Evolution 2021, doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa309.


Parry, G., et al., Current status of the multinational Arabidopsis community, Plant Direct 2020, 4(7), e00248.



Sun, H., Rowan, B.A., Flood, P., Brandt, R., Fuss, J., Michelmore, R.W., Hancock, A.M., Hüttel, B., Schneeberger, K., Linked-read sequencing of gametes allows efficient genome-wide analysis of meiotic recombination, Nature Communications 2019, 10(1), 1-9



Fulgione, A., Hancock, A.M. Archaic lineages broaden our view on the history of Arabidopsis thaliana, New Phytologist 2018, Jun 4. Doi: 10.1111/nph. 15244.

Huber, C.D., Durvasula, A., Hancock, A.M., Lohmueller, K. Gene expression drives the evolution of dominance, Nature Communications 2018, 9(1), 2750.

Fulgione, A., Koornneef, M., Roux, F., Hermisson, J., Hancock, AM., Madeiran Arabidopsis thaliana Reveals Ancient Long-Range Colonization and Clarifies Demography in Eurasia, Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018, 35, 564–574, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx300.



Durvasula, A., Fulgione, A, Gütaker, R, , Alacakaptan, S, Flood, P, Neto, C, Tsuchimatsu, T, Burbano, HA, Pico, XA, Alonso-Blanco, C, Hancock, AM. African genomes illuminate the early history of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2017, 114 (20), 5213-5218. doi:10.1073/pnas.1616736114.

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Flood, PJ, Hancock, AM. The genomic basis of adaptation in plants, Current Opinion in Plant Biology 2017, 36, 88-94.



Hancock, AM. How conifers adapt to the cold, Science 2016, 353 (6306), 1362-1363.

Hancock, AM. Rapid adaptation to climate change, Molecular Ecology 2016, 25 (15), 3525-3526.

1001 Genomes Consortium, 1135 Genomes Reveal the Global Pattern of Polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana, Cell 2016, 166(2), 481-491.



Rellstab, C, Gugerli, F, Eckert, AJ, Hancock, AM, Holderegger, R. A practical guide to environmental association analysis in landscape genomics, Molecular Ecology 2015, 24(17): 4348-4370.



Horton MW, Hancock AM, Huang, YS, Toomajian C, Atwell S, Auton A, Muliyati NW, Platt A, Sperone FG, Vilhjalmsson BJ, Nordborg M, Borevitz JO, Bergelson J.  Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana accessions from the RegMap panel, Nature Genetics 2012, 43:476-481.

Antolin MF, Jenkins KP, Bergstrom CT, Crespi BJ, De S, Hancock AM, Hanley KA, Meagher TR, Moreno-Estrada A, Nesse RM, Omenn GS, Stearns SC.  Evolution and medicine in undergraduate education: a prescription for all biology students. Evolution 2012, 66: 1991–2006.



Hancock AM, Brachi B, Faure N, Horton MW, Sperone FG, Jarymowycz LB, Toomajian C, Roux F, Bergelson JB. Adaptation to climate across the Arabidopsis thaliana genome, Science 2011, 334:83-86.

Hancock AM. Witonsky DB, Alkorta-Aranburu G, Beall C, Gebremedhin A, Sukernik R, Utermann G, Pritchard J, Coop G, Di Rienzo A.  Adaptations to climate-mediated selective pressures in humans. PLoS Genetics 2011, April; 7(4): e1001375.

Hancock AM, Clark VC, Qian Y, Di Rienzo A. Population genetic analysis of the uncoupling proteins supports a role for UCP3 in cold resistance. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011, 28:601-614.



Hancock AM. Witonsky DB, Ehler E, Alkorta-Aranburu G, Beall C, Gebremedhin A, Sukernik R, Utermann G, Pritchard J, Coop G, Di Rienzo A.  Human adaptations to diet, subsistence, and ecoregion are due to subtle shifts in allele frequency. Proceedings of the National Academy.of Sciences USA 2010, 107 (Suppl 2). 8924–8930.

Hancock AM, Alkorta-Aranburu G, Witonsky DB, Di Rienzo A. Adaptations to New Environments in Humans: the Role of Subtle Allele Frequency Shifts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences Series B, 2010, 365(1552):2459-2468.



Hancock AM, Witonsky DB, Gordon AS, Eshel G, Pritchard JK, Coop GC, Di Rienzo, A. Adaptations to Climate in Candidate Genes for Common Metabolic Disorders. PLoS Genetics 2008, 4(2): e32.

Hancock AM and Di Rienzo A. Detecting the Signature of Natural Selection in Human Populations. Annual Review of Anthropology 2008, 37:197-217.


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