I am an evolutionary biologist, and currently an Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Catania (Italy).

Over the years, I have held positions (both postdoctoral and permanent) at several institutions around the world (please, see my bio for details). I have worked on multiple groups of organisms, but particularly fish. I have methodological expertise in the analysis of biological form (morphometrics), as well as in using phenotypic data in combination with genomics and transcriptomics.

Selected publications

Hidden in the ocean: The importance of detecting hybridisation in pelagic and deep-water fishes

Pecoraro, C., Papetti, C., Fruciano, C. 2024.

Divergent allometric trajectories in gene expression and coexpression produce species differences in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish

Fruciano, C., Meyer, A., Franchini, P. 2019.

The soft explosive model of placental mammal evolution

Phillips, M.J., Fruciano, C. 2018.

Genetic linkage of adaptive traits in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish

Fruciano, C.*, Franchini, P.*, Kovacova, V., Elmer, K., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2016.

Measurement error in geometric morphometrics

Fruciano, C. 2016.

Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes

Franchini, P.*, Fruciano, C.*, Spreitzer, M.L., Jones, J.C., Elmer, K.R., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2014.

Resampling-based approaches to study variation in morphological modularity

Fruciano, C., Franchini, P., Meyer, A., 2013.

Geographic morphological variation within and between colour phases in Coris julis (L. 1758), a protogynous marine fish.

Fruciano, C., Tigano, C., Ferrito, V., 2011.
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