Los trabajos aquí indicados representan investigaciones llevadas a cabo en el CICHAZ.

All works listed below are all or in part the product of research done at CICHAZ.




Powell, D. L., García-Olazábal, M., Keegan, M., Reilly, P., Du, K., Díaz-Loyo, A. P., Banerjee, S., Blakkan, D., Reich, D., Andolfatto, P., Rosenthal, G. G.,Schartl, M., Schumer. 2020. Natural hybridization reveals incompatible alleles that cause melanoma in swordtail fish.Science. 368 (6492): 731–36 [PDF]


Delclos, P.J., Forero, S.A. and Rosenthal, G.G., 2020. Divergent neurogenomic responses shape social learning of both personality and mate preference. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(6). [PDF].


Achorn, A.M. and Rosenthal, G.G., 2020. It’s Not about Him: Mismeasuring ‘Good Genes’ in Sexual Selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35(3), pp.206-219. [PDF].




Rosenthal, G.G. 2018. Dispatch: Reproductive strategies: Eat your kids to restart your sex life. Current Biology. 28: R946-R948. [PDF]


Rosenthal, G.G., M. Schumer, and P. Andolfatto, 2018. How the manakin got its crown: a novel trait that is unlikely to cause speciation. PNAS. aar3684. [PDF]


Schumer, M., C. Xu, D.L. Powell, A. Durvasula, L. Skov, C. Holland, J. C. Blazier, S. Sankararaman,P. Andolfatto, G.G. Rosenthal and M. Przeworski, 2018. Natural selection interacts with the local recombination rate to shape the evolution of hybrid genomes. Science. aar3684. [PDF]


Schumer, M., G.G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto, 2018. What do we mean when we talk about hybrid speciation? Heredity. [PDF]



Boulton, K.,  C. Walling, A. Grimmer, G.G. Rosenthal and A. Wilson, 2017. Phenotypic and genetic integration of personality and growth under competition in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Evolution.72: 187–201. [PDF]


Cui, R., P.J. Delclos, M. Schumer and G.G. Rosenthal, 2017. Early social learning triggers neurogenomic expression changes in a swordtail fish. Proceedings: Biological Sciences 284: pii: 20170701. [PDF]


Baker, Z., M. Schumer, Y. Haba, L. Bashkirova, C. Holland, G.G. Rosenthal and M. Przeworski, 2017. Repeated losses of PRDM9-directed recombination despite the conservation of PRDM9 across vertebrates. eLife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.24133. [PDF]


Ingley, S.J. and G.G. Rosenthal, 2017. Digest: Mechanisms of assortative mating and ecological speciation. Evolution. 71: 185-186. doi:10.1111/evo.13132 [PDF]


Rosenthal, G.G. 2017. Mate Choice: the Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans. Princeton University Press.


Schumer, M. D.L. Powell, P.J. Delclos, M. Squire, R. Cui, P. Andolfatto and G.G. Rosenthal, 2017. Assortative mating and persistent reproductive isolation in hybrids. PNAS.doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711238114 [PDF]



Boulton, K., G. G. Rosenthal, A. J. Grimmer, C. A. Walling, and A. J. Wilson. 2016. "Sex-specific plasticity and genotype x sex interactions for age and size of maturity in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29 (3):645-656. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12814. [PDF]


Cui, R. F., M. Schumer, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2016. "Admix'em: a flexible framework for forward-time simulations of hybrid populations with selection and mate choice."  Bioinformatics 32 (7):1103-1105. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv700. [PDF]


Schumer, M., and Y. Brandvain. 2016. "Determining epistatic selection in admixed populations."  Molecular Ecology 25 (11):2577-2591. doi: 10.1111/mec.13641


Schumer, M., R. F. Cui, D. L. Powell, G. G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2016. "Ancient hybridization and genomic stabilization in a swordtail fish."  Molecular Ecology 25 (11):2661-2679. doi: 10.1111/mec.13602. [PDF]


Schumer, M., R. F. Cui, G. G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2016. "simMSG: an experimental design tool for high-throughput genotyping of hybrids."  Molecular Ecology Resources 16 (1):183-192. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12434. [PDF]




Bautista-Hernández, C.E., Scott Monks, Griselda Pulido-Flores, Rafael Miranda 2015. A new species of Paracreptotrema (Digenea, Plagiorchiformes, Allocreadiidae) infecting two species of peciliids in Río Malila of the Río Pánuco basin, Hidalgo, Mexico, with a key to the species of the Genus. Zookeys 482: 55-66. [PDF]


Culumber, Z. W. 2015. "Early recognition and response to predator, heterospecific, and conspecific visual cues by multiple species of poeciliid fry."  Behaviour 152 (11):1463-1479. doi: 10.1163/1568539x-00003287. [PDF]


Culumber, Z. W., M. Schumer, S. Monks, and M. Tobler. 2015. "Environmental heterogeneity generates opposite gene-by-environment interactions for two fitness-related traits within a population."  Evolution 69 (2):541-550. doi: 10.1111/evo.12574. [PDF]


Johnson, J. B., Z. W. Culumber, R. Easterling, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2015. "Boldness and predator evasion in naturally hybridizing swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus)."  Current Zoology 61 (4):596-603. [PDF]


Paczolt, K. A., C. N. Passow, P. J. Delclos, H. K. Kindsvater, A. M. G. Jones, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2015. "Multiple mating and reproductive skew in parental and introgressed females of the live-bearing fish Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Journal of Heredity 106 (1):57-66. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esu066. [PDF]


Schumer, M., R. F. Cui, G. G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2015. "Reproductive Isolation of Hybrid Populations Driven by Genetic Incompatibilities."  Plos Genetics 11 (3):e1005041. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005041. [PDF]




Bautista-Hernández, C. E., J.  Violante-Gonzalez, S. Monks, and G. Pulido-Flores. 2014. "Helminth communities of Xiphophorus malinche (Pisces: Poeciliidae), endemic freshwater fish from the Panuco River, Hidalgo, México."  Revista Mexicana De Biodiversidad 85 (3):838-844. [PDF]


Boulton, K., A. J. Grimmer, G. G. Rosenthal, C. A. Walling, and A. J. Wilson. 2014. "How stable are personalities? A multivariate view of behavioural variation over long and short timescales in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68 (5):791-803. doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1692-0. [PDF]


Culumber, Z. W. 2014. "Pigmentation in Xiphophorus: an emerging system in ecological and evolutionary genetics."  Zebrafish 11 (1):57-70. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2013.0939. [PDF]


Culumber, Z. W., C. E. Bautista-Hernandez, and S. Monks. 2014. "Physiological stress and the maintenance of adaptive genetic variation in a livebearing fish."  Evolutionary Ecology 28 (1):117-129. doi: 10.1007/s10682-013-9663-x.


Culumber, Z. W., C. E. Bautista-Hernandez, S. Monks, L. Arias-Rodriguez, and M. Tobler. 2014. "Variation in melanism and female preference in proximate but ecologically distinct environments."  Ethology 120 (11):1090-1100. doi: 10.1111/eth.12282.


Culumber, Z. W., and S. Monks. 2014. "Does fin coloration signal social status in a dominance hierarchy of the livebearing fish Xiphophorus variatus?"  Behavioural Processes 107:158-162. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.08.010.


Culumber, Z. W., and S. Monks. 2014. "Resilience to extreme temperature events: acclimation capacity and body condition of a polymorphic fish in response to thermal stress."  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111 (3):504-510. doi: 10.1111/bij.12230.


Culumber, Z. W., O. M. Ochoa, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2014. "Assortative mating and the maintenance of population structure in a natural hybrid zone."  American Naturalist 184 (2):225-232. doi: 10.1086/677033.


Johnson, J.B., D.C. Macedo, C. N.  Passow, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2014. "Sexual ornaments, body morphology, and swimming performance in naturally hybridizing swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus)."  Plos One 9 (10):e109025. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109025.


Ratterman, N. L., G. G. Rosenthal, G. E. Carney, and A. G. Jones. 2014. "Genetic variation and covariation in male attractiveness and female mating preferences in Drosophila melanogaster."  G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 4 (1):79-88. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.007468.


Schumer, M., R. F. Cui, D. Powell, R. Dresner, G. G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2014. "High-resolution mapping reveals hundreds of genetic incompatibilities in hybridizing fish species."  Elife 3. doi: 10.7554/eLife.02535.


Schumer, M., G. G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2014. "How common is homoploid hybrid speciation?"  Evolution 68 (6):1553-1560. doi: 10.1111/evo.12399.




Cui, R. F., M. Schumer, K. Kruesi, R. Walter, P. Andolfatto, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2013. "Phylogenomics reveals extensive reticulate evolution in Xiphophorus fishes."  Evolution 67 (8):2166-2179. doi: 10.1111/evo.12099.


Culumber, Z. W., and G. G. Rosenthal. 2013. "Mating preferences do not maintain the tailspot polymorphism in the platyfish, Xiphophorus variatus."  Behavioral Ecology 24 (6):1286-1291. doi: 10.1093/beheco/art063.


Culumber, Z. W., and G. G. Rosenthal. 2013. "Population-level mating patterns and fluctuating asymmetry in swordtail hybrids."  Naturwissenschaften 100 (8):801-804. doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1072-z.


Hurst, K. 2013. "Cultural waters: values of water resources in Hidalgo, México." Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University Master’s Thesis. [PDF]


Kindsvater, H. K., S. E. Simpson, G. G. Rosenthal, and S. H. Alonzo. 2013. "Male diet, female experience, and female size influence maternal investment in swordtails."  Behavioral Ecology 24 (3):691-697. doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars213.


Qvist, K., and R. Ekberg. 2013. A selection of freshwater fish biotopes in Mexico.


Rosenthal, G. G. 2013. "Individual mating decisions and hybridization."  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26 (2):252-255. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12004.


Schumer, M., R. F. Cui, B. Boussau, R. Walter, G. Rosenthal, and P. Andolfatto. 2013. "An evaluation of the hybrid speciation hypothesis for Xiphophorus clemenciae based on whole genome sequences."  Evolution 67 (4):1155-1168. doi: 10.1111/evo.12009.


Struminger, R. S. 2013. "Education spending: impacts on human capital development." Doctoral Dissertation, Political Science Department, Texas A&M University. 


Wilson, A. J., A. Grimmer, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2013. "Causes and consequences of contest outcome: aggressiveness, dominance and growth in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67 (7):1151-1161. doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1540-7.




Culumber, Z. W., D. B. Shepard, S. W. Coleman, G. G. Rosenthal, and M. Tobler. 2012. "Physiological adaptation along environmental gradients and replicated hybrid zone structure in swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus)."  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25 (9):1800-1814. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02562.x.


Culumber, Z. W., D. B. Shepard, S. W. Coleman, G. G. Rosenthal, and M. Tobler. 2012. "Physiological adaptation along environmental gradients and replicated hybrid zone structure in swordtails (Teleostei: Xiphophorus)."  Journal of evolutionary biology 25 (9):1800-1814.


Kindsvater, H. K., G. G. Rosenthal, and S. H. Alonzo. 2012. "Maternal size and age shape offspring size in a live-bearing fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Plos One 7 (11):e48473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048473.


Rosenthal, G. G., and D. Stuart-Fox. 2012. Environmental disturbance and animal communication. Edited by U. Candolin and B. B. M. Wong, Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences.


Willis, P. M., G. G. Rosenthal, and M. J. Ryan. 2012. "An indirect cue of predation risk counteracts female preference for conspecifics in a naturally hybridizing fish Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Plos One 7 (4):e34802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034802.




Culumber, Z. W., H. S. Fisher, M. Tobler, M. Mateos, P. H. Barber, M. D. Sorenson, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2011. "Replicated hybrid zones of Xiphophorus swordtails along an elevational gradient."  Molecular Ecology 20 (2):342-356. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04949.x.


Kruesi, K., G. G. Rosenthal, and G. Alcaraz. 2011. "Growth and male ornamentation in Xiphophorus montezumae."  Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 44 (3):159-169. doi: 10.1080/10236244.2011.598644.


Rosenthal, G. G., J. N. Fitzsimmons, K. U. Woods, G. Gerlach, and H. S. Fisher. 2011. "Tactical release of a sexually-selected pheromone in a swordtail fish."  Plos One 6 (2):e16994. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016994.


Rosenthal, G. G., and F. J. García de León. 2011. "Speciation and hybridization."  Ecology and evolution of poeciliid fishes. University of Chicago Press, Chicago:109-119.


Rosenthal, G. G., and M. J. Ryan. 2011. "Conflicting preferences within females: sexual selection versus species recognition."  Biology Letters 7 (4):525-527. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0027.


Tobler, M., Z. W. Culumber, M. Plath, K. O. Winemiller, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2011. "An indigenous religious ritual selects for resistance to a toxicant in a livebearing fish."  Biology Letters 7 (2):229-232. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0663.


Verzijden, M. N., and G. G. Rosenthal. 2011. "Effects of sensory modality on learned mate preferences in female swordtails."  Animal Behaviour 82 (3):557-562. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.06.010.


Willis, P. M., M. J. Ryan, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2011. "Encounter rates with conspecific males influence female mate choice in a naturally hybridizing fish."  Behavioral Ecology 22 (6):1234-1240.




Fisher, H. S., and G. G. Rosenthal. 2010. "Relative abundance of Xiphophorus fishes and its effect on sexual communication."  Ethology 116 (1):32-38.


Ross, Ashley Dyan. 2010. “A Virtuous Cycle: Tracing Democratic Quality Through Equality.” Texas A&M University Doctoral Dissertation. For the work based at CICHAZ, see Chapter 4: “Local Democracy and Capacity: Analysis of Service Delivery in Four Mexican Municipalities.”


Tobler, M., S. W. Coleman, B. D. Perkins, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2010. "Reduced opsin gene expression in a cave-dwelling fish."  Biology Letters 6 (1):98-101. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0549.



Coleman, S. W., Z. W. Culumber, A. Meaders, J. Henson, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2009. "A field-study of inducible molecular defenses, ultraviolet radiation, and melanomagenesis in natural Xiphophorus hybrids."  Environmental Biology of Fishes 86 (2):279-284. doi: 10.1007/s10641-009-9518-z.


Coleman, S. W., A. Harlin-Cognato, and A. G. Jones. 2009. "Reproductive isolation, reproductive mode, and sexual selection: empirical tests of the viviparity-driven conflict hypothesis."  American Naturalist 173 (3):291-303. doi: 10.1086/596542.


Fisher, H. S., S. J. Mascuch, and G. G. Rosenthal. 2009. "Multivariate male traits misalign with multivariate female preferences in the swordtail fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni."  Animal Behaviour 78 (2):265-269. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.02.029.


Miranda, R., S. Monks, D. Galicia, and G. Pulido-Flores. 2009. "Threatened fishes of the world: Herichthys labridens (Pellegrin, 1903)."  Environmental Biology of Fishes 86:377-378.


Ratterman, N. L., G. G. Rosenthal, and A. G. Jones. 2009. "Sex recognition via chemical cues in the sex-role-reversed gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli)."  Ethology 115 (4):339-346. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01619.x.



Coleman, S. W. 2008. "Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) wing-whistles may contain threat-related information for con- and hetero-specifics."  Naturwissenschaften 95 (10):981-986. doi: 10.1007/s00114-008-0404-x.



Coleman, S. W., and G. G. Rosenthal. 2006. "Swordtail fry attend to chemical and visual cues in detecting predators and conspecifics."  Plos One 1 (2):e118. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000118.


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