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Tamsin Majerus

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Research Summary

My research uses genetic and genomic resources to investigate the colour-pattern polymorphism in Adalia bipunctata and A. decempunctata, the 2- and 10-spot ladybirds.

I have a long-term interest in the phenomenon of male-killing, its causes and evolutionary consequences. I have investigated this in several species of ladybird, both British and Asian, primarily Harmonia axyridis, otherwise known as the Harlequin ladybird.

Selected Publications

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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