Prof. Dr. Arne W. Nolte

+49 (0)441 798 3103

W02 02-219


AG Ökologische Genomik
Fak. V - Institut für Biologie und
Umweltwissenschaften (IBU) 
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg 
Carl von Ossietzky-Straße 9-11 
26111 Oldenburg


Publikationsübersicht der AG Ökologische Genomik


Flury JM, Hilgers L, Herder F, Spanke T, Misof B, Wowor D, Boneka F, Wantania LL, Mokodongan DF, Mayer C, Nolte AW, Schwarzer J. The genetic basis of a novel reproductive strategy in Sulawesi ricefishes: How modularity and a low number of loci shape pelvic brooding. Evolution. 2022 May;76(5):1033-1051. doi: 10.1111/evo.

Hilgers L, Roth O, Nolte AW, Schüller A, Spanke T, Flury JM, Utama IV, Altmüller J, Wowor D, Misof B, Herder F, Böhne A, Schwarzer J. Inflammation and convergent placenta gene co-option contributed to a novel reproductive tissue. Curr Biol. 2022 Feb 7;32(3):715-724.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.12.004.

Spanke T, Hilgers L, Wipfler B, Flury JM, Nolte AW, Utama IV, Misof B, Herder F, Schwarzer J. Complex sexually dimorphic traits shape the parallel evolution of a novel reproductive strategy in Sulawesi ricefishes (Adrianichthyidae). BMC Ecol Evol. 2021 Apr 20;21(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s12862-021-01791-z.


Nolte AW. Genomic Access to the Diversity of Fishes. Methods Mol Biol. 2020;2090:397-411. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0199-0_16.



Sabino-Pinto J, Goedbloed DJ, Sanchez E, Czypionka T, Nolte AW, Steinfartz S. The Role of Plasticity and Adaptation in the Incipient Speciation of a Fire Salamander Population. Genes (Basel). 2019 Oct 31;10(11):875. doi: 10.3390/genes10110875.

Dennenmoser S, Sedlazeck F, Schatz MC, Altmüller J, Zytnicki M, Nolte AW (2019) Genome-wide patterns of transposon proliferation in an evolutionary young hybrid fish. Molecular Ecology 28: 1491-1505.

Zhang Z, Bendixsen DP, Janzen T, Nolte AW, Greig D, Stelkens R (2019) Recombining your way out of trouble: The genetic architecture of hybrid fitness under environmental stress. Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi:10.1093/molbev/msz211



Lucek K, Keller I, Nolte AW, Seehausen O (2018) Distinct colonization waves underlie the diversification of the freshwater sculpin (Cottus gobio) in the Central European Alpine region. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13339

Czypionka T, Goedbloed DJ, Steinfartz S, Nolte AW (2018) Plasticity and evolutionary divergence in gene expression associated with alternative habitat use in larvae of the European Fire Salamander. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.14713

Vega-Retter C, Rojas-Hernandez N, Vila I, Espejo R, Loyola DE, Copaja S, Briones M, Nolte AW, Véliz D. (2018) Differential gene expression revealed with RNA-Seq and parallel genotype selection of the ornithine decarboxylase gene in fish inhabiting polluted areas. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 4820   doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23182-z

Janzen T, Nolte AW, Traulsen A (2018) The breakdown of genomic ancestry bocks in hybrid lineages given a finite number of recombination sites. Evolution, 72:735-750. doi: 10.1111/evo.13436

Sanchez E, Küpfer E, Goedbloed DJ, Nolte AW, Lüddecke T, Schulz S, Vences M, Steinfartz S (2018) Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra. J Exp Zool (Mol Dev Evol). 2018;1–13. doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.22792



DJ Goedbloed, T Czypionka, J Altmüller, A Rodriguez, E Küpfer, O Segev, L Blaustein, AR Templeton, AW Nolte, S Steinfartz (2017) Parallel habitat acclimatization is realized by the expression of different genes in two closely related salamander species (genus Salamandra). Heredity, 1–9. doi:10.1038/hdy.2017.55

K Fast, A Aguilar, AW. Nolte, MW Sandel (2017) Complete mitochondrial genomes for Cottus asper, Cottus perifretum, and Cottus rhenanus (Perciformes, Cottidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B Vol. 2, Iss. 2.

S Dennenmoser, FJ Sedlazeck, E Iwaszkiewicz, XY Li, J Altmüller, AW Nolte (2017) Copy number increases of transposable elements and protein coding genes in an invasive fish of hybrid origin. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.14134

J Behrmann-Godel, AW Nolte, J Kreiselmaier, R Berka, J Freyhof (2017) The first European cave fish. Current Biology 27 (7), R257-R258

Stefan Dennenmoser, Steven M. Vamosi, Arne W. Nolte, Sean M. Rogers (2017) Adaptive genomic divergence under high gene flow between freshwater and brackish-water ecotypes of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) revealed by Pool-Seq. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.13805

Rodríguez A, Burgon JD, Lyra M, Irisarri I, Baurain D, Blaustein L, Göçmen B, Künzel S, Mable BK, Nolte AW, Veith M, Steinfartz S, Elmer KR, Philippe H, Vences M (2017) Inferring the shallow phylogeny of true salamanders (Salamandra) by multiple phylogenomic approaches. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 115:16-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.07.009



Jie Cheng, Fritz Sedlazeck, Janine Altmüller, Arne W. Nolte (2015) Ectodysplasin signalling genes and phenotypic evolution in sculpins (Cottus). Proceedings of the Royal Society Ser. B 282 (1815): 20150746.

Till Czypionka, Tamar Krugman, Janine Altmüller, Leon Blaustein, Sebastian Steinfartz, Alan R. Templeton, Arne W. Nolte (2015) Ecological transcriptomics – a non-lethal sampling approach for endangered fire salamanders. Methods in Ecology and Evolution    DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12431

Stefan Dennenmoser, Arne Nolte, Steven M. Vamosi, Sean M. Rogers (2015) Phylogeography of the prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) in north-western North America reveals parallel phenotypic evolution across multiple coastal–inland colonizations. Journal of Biogeography 42:1626-1638.    DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12527



Dennenmoser, S., Rogers, S.M., and Vamosi, S.M. (2014). Genetic population structure in prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) reflects isolation by environment between two life history ecotypes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 943-957.

Erik Eschbach, Arne W. Nolte, Klaus Kohlmann, Petra Kersten, Jochem Kail, Robert Arlinghaus. Population differentiation of zander (Sander lucioperca) across native and newly colonized ranges suggests increasing admixture in the course of an invasion. Evolutionary Applications 7, 555-568.



Jie Cheng, Till Czypionka, Arne W. Nolte. The genomics of incompatibility factors and sex determination in hybridizing species of Cottus (Pisces). Heredity. 111, 520-529.

Stefan Dennenmoser, Arne W. Nolte, Steven M. Vamosi, Sean M. Rogers (2013) Conservation genetics of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) at the periphery of its distribution range in Peace River, Canada. Conservation Genetics 14, 735-739.

Abbott R, Albach D, Ansell S, Arntzen JW, Baird SJE, Bierne N, Boughman J, Brelsford A, Buerkle CA, Buggs R, Butlin RK, Dieckmann U, Eroukhmanoff F, Grill A, Cahan SH, Hermansen JS, Hewitt G, Hudson AG, Jiggins C, Jones J, Keller B, Marczewski T, Mallet J, Martinez – Rodriguez P, Mo M, Mullen S, Nichols R, Nolte AW, Parisod C, Pfennig K, Rice AM, Ritchie GM, Seifert B, Smadja CM, Stelkens R, Szymura JM, Vainola R, Wolf JBW, Zinner D. (2013) Hybridization and speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 229-246.



Fabian Herder, Renny K. Hadiaty, Arne W. Nolte (2012) Pelvic-fin brooding in a new species of riverine ricefish (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Adrianichthyidae) from Tana Toraja, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60, 467–476.

Till Czypionka, Jie Cheng, Alexander Pozhitkov, Arne W. Nolte (2012). Transcriptome changes after genome wide admixture in invasive sculpins (Cottus). Molecular Ecology 21, 4797-810.



Arne W. Nolte (2011) Dispersal in the course of an invasion. Molecular Ecology 20, 1803–1804.

Kathryn C. Stemshorn, Floyd A. Reed, Arne W. Nolte, Diethard Tautz (2011) Rapid formation of distinct hybrid lineages after secondary contact of two fish species (Cottus spec.). Molecular Ecology 20, 1475–1491.

Sébastien Renaut, Arne. W. Nolte, Sean M. Rogers, Nicolas Derome, Louis Bernatchez (2011) SNP signatures of selection on standing genetic variation and their association with adaptive phenotypes along gradients of ecological speciation in lake whitefish species pairs (Coregonus spp.). Molecular Ecology 20, 545–559.



Julie Jeukens, Sébastien Renaut, Jérôme St-Cyr, Arne. W. Nolte, Louis Bernatchez (2010) The transcriptomics of sympatric dwarf and normal lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis spp., Salmonidae) divergence as revealed by next-generation sequencing. Molecular Ecology 19, 5389–5403.

Arne W. Nolte and D. Tautz (2010) Understanding the onset of hybrid speciation. Trends in Genetics 26, 54-58.

Sébastien Renaut, Arne W. Nolte, Louis Bernatchez (2010) Mining transcriptome sequences towards identifying adaptive Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in lake whitefish species pairs (Coregonus spp. Salmonidae). Molecular Ecology 19 (Suppl. 1), 115–131.

Louis Bernatchez, Sébastien Renaut, Andrew R. Whiteley, David Campbell, Nicolas Derome, Julie Jeukens, Lysandre Landry, Guoqing Lu, Arne W. Nolte, Kjartan Østbye, Sean M. Rogers, Jérôme St-Cyr. On the origins of species: Insights from the ecological genomics of whitefish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 365, 1783-1800.



Arne W. Nolte, Zachariah Gompert, C. Alex Buerkle (2009) Variable patterns of introgression in two sculpin hybrid zones suggest that genomic isolation differs among populations. Molecular Ecology 18, 2615–2627.

Arne W. Nolte, Sébastien Renaut, and Louis Bernatchez (2009) Divergence in gene regulation at young life history stages of whitefish (Coregonus sp.) and the emergence of genomic isolation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:59.

Sébastien Renaut, Arne W. Nolte and Louis Bernatchez (2009) Gene expression divergence and hybrid misexpression between lake whitefish species pairs (Coregonus spp. Salmonidae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 26, 925-36.



Andrew R. Whiteley, Nicolas Derome, Sean M. Rogers, Jérôme St-Cyr, Jérôme Laroche, Aurélie Labbe, Arne Nolte, Sébastien Renaut, Julie Jeukens, and Louis Bernatchez (2008): The Phenomics and Expression Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping of Brain Transcriptomes Regulating Adaptive Divergence in Lake Whitefish Species Pairs (Coregonus sp.). Genetics 180, 147–164.

Jörg Bohlen, Jörg Freyhof, Arne Nolte (2008) Sex ratio and body size in Cobitis elongatoides and Sabanejewia balcanica (Cypriniformes; Cobitidae) from a thermal spring. Folia Zoologica 57, 191–197.



Rainer Sonnenberg, Arne W. Nolte, Diethard Tautz (2007) An evaluation of LSU rDNA D1-D2 sequences for their use in species identification. Frontiers in Zoology 4:6.



Arne W. Nolte, Jörg Freyhof, Diethard Tautz (2006) When invaders meet locally adapted types: rapid moulding of hybrid zones between two species of sculpins (Cottus, pisces). Molecular Ecology 15, 1983 – 1993.

Alex Pozhitkov, Peter A. Noble, Tomislav Domazet-Loso, Arne W. Nolte, Rainer Sonnenberg, Peer Staehler, Markus Beier, Diethard Tautz (2006). Tests of rRNA hybridization to microarrays suggest that hybridization characteristics of oligonucleotide probes for species discrimination cannot be predicted.  Nucleic Acids Research 34(9): e66.

Fabian Herder, Arne W. Nolte, Jobst Pfaender, Julia Schwarzer, Renny K. Hadiaty, Ulrich K. Schliewen (2006) Adaptive radiation and hybridization in Wallace's Dreamponds: evidence from sailfin silversides in the Malili Lakes of Sulawesi. Proceedings of the Royal Society Ser. B 273, 2209-2217.



Arne W. Nolte, Jörg Freyhof, Kathryn Stemshorn, Diethard Tautz (2005). An invasive lineage of sculpins, Cottus sp. (Pisces, Teleostei) in the Rhine with new habitat adaptations has originated by hybridization between old phylogeographic groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society Ser. B 272, 2379–2387.

Arne W. Nolte, David H. Sheets (2005). Shape based assignment tests suggest transgressive phenotypes in natural sculpin hybrids (Teleostei, Scorpaeniformes, Cottidae). Frontiers in Zoology 2:11.

Arne W. Nolte, Kathryn C. Stemshorn, Diethard Tautz (2005). Direct cloning of microsatellite loci from Cottus gobio through a simplified enrichment procedure. Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 628–636.

Kathryn C. Stemshorn, Arne W. Nolte, Diethard Tautz (2005). A Genetic Map of Cottus gobio (Pisces, Teleostei) based on microsatellites can be linked to the Physical Map of Tetraodon nigroviridis. Journal Evolutionary Biology 18, 1619–1624.

Jörg Freyhof, Maurice Kottelat, Arne Nolte (2005) Taxonomic diversity of European Cottus with description of eight new species (Teleostei: Cottidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 16, 107–172.



Claudia C. Englbrecht, Jörg Freyhof, Arne Nolte, Kornelia Rassmann, Ulrich Schliewen, Diethard Tautz (2000) Phylogeography of the bullhead Cottus gobio (Pisces: Teleostei: Cottidae) suggests a pre-pleistocene origin of the major central European populations. Molecular Ecology 9, 709–722.


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