I am an evolutionary biologist, and, after starting my lab at the University of Portsmouth (UK), I have recently moved it to the Italian CNR (National Research Council). More precisely, I took up a permanent research-only position at the IRBIM Institute in Messina.

Over the years, 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

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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