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Gil Rosenthal

Gil Rosenthal


Department of Biology

3258 TAMU
College Station , TX 77843-3258
Office Phone: (979) 845-3614


  1. A.B., Biology, Harvard University, 1993
  2. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2000


Research Interests:

Evolutionary genetics of communication

Evolution of natural hybrid zones

Selected Publications:

Summers, K., Roney, K.E., da Silva, J., Capraro, G., Cuthbertson, B.J., Kazianis, S., Rosenthal, G.G., Ryan, M.J., and McConnell, T.J. 2009. Divergent patterns of selection on the DAB and DXB MHC class II loci in Xiphophorus fishes. Genetica 135: 379-390.

Fisher, H.S., Mascuch, S.J., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2009. Multivariate male traits misalign with multivariate female preferences in the swordtail fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Animal Behaviour 78: 265-269.

Coleman, S.W., Culumber, Z.W., Meaders, A., Henson, J., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2009. A field-study of inducible molecular defenses, ultraviolet radiation, and melanomagenesis in natural Xiphophorus hybrids. Environmental Biology of Fishes 86: 279-284.

Rosenthal, G.G. 2007. Spatiotemporal dimensions of visual signals in animal communication. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 38: 155-178.

Fisher, H.S. and Rosenthal, G.G. 2007. Male swordtails court with an audience in mind. Biol Lett 3: 5-7.

Wong, B.B. and Rosenthal, G.G. 2006. Female disdain for swords in a swordtail fish. Am Nat 167: 136-140.

Rosenthal, G.G. and Garcia de Leon, F.J. 2006. Sexual behavior, genes, and evolution in Xiphophorus. Zebrafish 3: 85-90.

Fisher, H.S., Wong, B.B., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2006. Alteration of the chemical environment disrupts communication in a freshwater fish. Proc Biol Sci 273: 1187-1193.

Wong, B.B.M., Fisher, H.S., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2005. Species recognition by male swordtails via chemical cues. Behavioral Ecology 16: 818-822.

Research Interests:

Bioinformatics and Genomics:

Evolutionary genomics of speciation and hybridization

Conservation and Population Genetics:

Evolutionary genomics of speciation and hybridization


BIOL 689 Behavior, genes and evolution
BIOL 467 Integrative Animal Behavior