Connor R. Fitzpatrick's research while affiliated with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other places

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Group living occurs across the animal kingdom and can shape fundamental aspects of individual biology, including the microbes inhabiting the animal gut. The naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber, exhibits extreme cooperative breeding (eusociality) and presents an ideal opportunity to study the effects of social structure on the mammalian gut microb...
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Urbanization transforms environments in ways that alter biological evolution. We examined whether urban environmental change drives parallel evolution by sampling 110,019 white clover plants from 6169 populations in 160 cities globally. Plants were assayed for a Mendelian antiherbivore defense that also affects tolerance to abiotic stressors. Urban...
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Urbanization transforms environments in ways that alter biological evolution. We examined whether urban environmental change drives parallel evolution by sampling 110,019 white clover plants from 6169 populations in 160 cities globally. Plants were assayed for a Mendelian antiherbivore defense that also affects tolerance to abiotic stressors. Urban...
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The symbiont-associated (SA) environmental package is a new extension to the minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) standards, established by the Parasite Microbiome Project (PMP) consortium, in collaboration with the Genomics Standard Consortium. The SA was built upon the host-associated MIxS standard, but reflects the nestedness of sym...

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... Phenotypic Parallelism Mirrored at the Genomic Level. To the extent that cities are altered in similar ways, we might expect parallel selection pressures to result in parallel phenotypic adaptations across urban populations, which may be reflected at the genomic level (16,21,59). A handful of studies have documented phenotypic and, to a lesser extent, regulatory and genetic parallelism across urban populations, yet idiosyncrasy of adaptive responses is also common (3). ...
... The climatic region of the study was not an important moderator of the effects of urbanisation on pollinators. As has been shown in a previous study (Fenoglio et al. 2020), urbanisation had a negative effect on pollinator richness in both tropical and non-tropical cities. Urban development is a global phenomenon that leads to convergence of urban environments (Santangelo et al. 2022). This global convergence of city environments could be the main driver of the observed declines of pollinator species richness irrespective of the climatic region of the study. ...
... There is growing recognition that multicellular parasites are themselves holobionts (24,25). There are several well-documented cases of parasites hosting bacterial endosymbionts that are critical for parasite survival, like the dependence of filarial nematodes on their Wolbachia endosymbionts (26). ...