Roberta Bergero


  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an evolutionary geneticist with interests in mating systems, plant domestication, plant breeding and characterization of genetic pools in wild relatives of crop species.



I teach Plant Evolution for the course EEP3, University of Edinburgh

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Turin


Award Date: 10 Feb 1999

Bachelor, University of Turin


Award Date: 8 Jul 1994

External positions

University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2022

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Research Output

Improved reference genome uncovers novel sex-linked regions in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Fraser, B., Whiting, J. R., Paris, J. R., Weadick, C. J., Parsons, P. J., Bergero, R., Charlesworth, D., Bemm, F., Hoffmann, M., Kottler, V. A., Liu, C., Dreyer, C. & Weigel, D., 27 Aug 2020, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. evaa187.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Locating the sex determining region of linkage group 12 of guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

    Charlesworth, D., Bergero, R., Graham, C., Gardner, J. & Yong, L., 5 Oct 2020, In : G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 10, 10, p. 3639-3649 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Using GC content to compare recombination patterns on the sex chromosomes and autosomes of the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, and its close outgroup species

    Charlesworth, D., Zhang, Y., Bergero, R., Graham, C., Gardner, J. & Yong, L., 22 Jul 2020, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. msaa187.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Arms races with mitochondrial genome soft sweeps in a gynodioecious plant, Plantago lanceolata

    Bergero, R., Levsen, N., Wolff, K. & Charlesworth, D., 29 Jun 2019, In : Molecular Ecology. 28, 11, p. 2772-2785 14 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Evolution of sex determination and heterogamety changes in section Otites of the genus Silene

    Balounova, V., Gogela, R., Cegan, R., Cangren, P., Zluvova, J., Safar, J., Kovacova, V., Bergero, R., Hobza, R., Vyskot, B., Oxelman, B., Charlesworth, D. & Janousek, B., 31 Jan 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 1045.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)