General Interest







Lab meetings










    SPRING 2013

    Hadid, Y., S. Tzur, T. Pavlicek, R. Sumbera, J. Skliba, M. Lovy, O. Fragman-Sapir, et al., 2013. Possible incipient sympatric ecological speciation in blind mole rats (Spalax). PNAS 110(7): 2587-2592.

    Hiadlovska, Z., B.V. Bimova, O. Mikula, J. Pialek, and M. Macholan, 2013. Transgressive segregation in a behavioural trait? Explorative strategies in two house mouse subspecies and their hybrids. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 225-235.

    Niehuis, O., J. Buellesback, J.D. Gibson, D. Pothmann, C. Hanner, N.S. Mutti, A.K. Judson, J. Gadau, J. Ruther, and T. Schmitt, 2013. Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones. Nature 494: 345-348.

    Zhang, Y., L. Zhong, B. Xu, Y. Yang, R. Ban, J. Zhu, H.J. Cooke, Q.M. Hao, and Q. Shi, 2013. SpermatogenesisOnline 1.0: a resource for spermatogenesis based on manual literature curation and genome-wide data mining. Nucleic Acids Research 41: D1055-D1062.

    FALL 2012

    Baird, S.J.E., A. Ribas, M.Macholan, T. Albrecht, J. Pialek, and J. Gouy de Bellocq, 2012. Where are the wormy mice? A reexamination of hybrid parasitism in the European house mouse hybrid zone. Evolution 66-9: 2757-2772.

    Ichijima, Y. H-S. Sin, S.H. Namekawa, 2012. Sex chromosome inactivation in germ cells: emerging roles of DNA damage response pathways. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 69: 2559-2572.

    Keller, I., J. Schuler, E. Bezault, and O. Seehausen, 2012. Parallel divergent adaptation along replicated altitudinal gradients in Alpine trout. BMC Evolutionary Biology, doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-210.

    Leffler, E.M., K. Bullaughey, D.R. Matute, W.K. Meyer, L. Segurel, A. Venkat, P. Andolfatto, and M. Przeworski, 2012. Revisiting an old riddle: what determines genetic diversity levels within species? PLoS Biology 10(9): e1001388.

    Massouras, A., S.M. Waszak, M. Albarca-Aguilera, K. Hens, W. Holcombe, et al., 2012. Genomic variation and its impact on gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics 8(11): e1003055.

    Meunier, J. and M. Kolliker, 2012. Parental antagonism and parent-offspring co-adaption interact to shape family life. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 3981-3988.

    Vibranovski, M.D., Y.E. Zhang, C. Kemkemer, H.F. Lopes, T.L. Karr, and M. Long, 2012. Re-analysis of the larval testis data on meiotic sex chromosome inactivation revealed evidence for tissue-specific gene expression related to the drosophila X chromosome. BMC Biology 10:49.

    Wu, Q., R. Song, N. Ortogero, H. Zheng, R. Evanoff, C.L. Small, M.D. Griswold, S.H. Namekawa, H. Royo, J.M. Turner, and W. Yan, 2012. The RNase III enzyme DROSHA is essential for microRNA production and spermatogensis. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 287 (30): 25173-25190.

    Xie, C., Y.E. Zhang, J-Y. Chen, C-J. Liu, W-Z. Zhou, Y. Li, M. Zhang, R. Zhang, L. Wei, and C-Y. Li, 2012. Hominoid-specific de novo protein-coding genes originating from long non-coding RNAs. PLoS Genetics 8(9): e1002942.

    Zhen, Y., M.L. Aardema, E.M. Medina, M. Schumer, and P. Andolfatto, 2012. Parallel molecular evolution in an herbivore community. Science 337: 1634-1637.

    SPRING 2012

    Abolins, S.R., M.J.O. Pocock, J.C.R. Hafalla, E.M. Riley, and M.E. Viney, 2011. Measures of immune function of wild mice, Mus musculus. Molecular Ecology 20: 881-892.

    Andolfatto, P., D. Davison, D. Erezyilmaz, T.T. Hu, J. Mast, T. Sunayama-Morita, and D.L. Stern, 2011. Multiplexed shotgun genotyping for rapid and efficient genetic mapping. Genome Research 21: 610-617.

    Cheeseman, I.H., B.A. Miller, S. Nair, S. Nkhoma, A. Tan, J.C. Tan, S.A. Saaii, A.P. Phyo, et al., 2012. A major genome region underlying artemisinin resistance in malaria. Science 336: 79-82.

    Earley, E.J. and C.D. Jones, 2011. Next-generation mapping of complex traits with phenotype-based selection and introgression. Genetics 189: 1203-1209.

    Feliciano, P., 2012. Sexually dimorphic behavior genes. Nature Genetics 44: 241.

    Fukuda, T., F. Pratto, J.C. Schimenti, J.M.A. Turner, R.D. Camerini-Otero, and C. Hoog, 2012. Phosphorylation of chromosome core components may serve as axis marks for the status of chromosomal events during mammalian meiosis. PLoS Genetics 8(2): e1002485.

    Hoban, S., G. Bertorelle, and O.E. Gagglotti, 2012. Computer simulations: tools for population and evolutionary genetics. Nature Reviews Genetics 13: 110-122.

    Hughes, J.F., H. Skaletsky, L.G. Brown, T. Pyntikova, T. Graves, R.S. Fulton, S. Dugan, Y. Ding, C.J. Buhay, C. Kremitzki, Q. Wang, H. Shen, M. Holder, D. Villasana, L.V. Nazareth, A. Cree, L. Courtney, J. Veizer, H. Kotkiewicz, T.-J. Cho, N. Koutseva, S. Rozen, D.M. Muzny, W.C. Warren, R.A. Gibbs, R.K. Wilson and D.C. Page, 2012. Strict evolutionary conservation followed rapid gene loss on human and rhesus Y chromosomes. Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature10843.

    Loehlin, D.W. and J.H. Werren, 2012. Evolution of shape by multiple regulatory changes to a growth gene. Science 335: 943-947.

    Nei, M. and M. Nozawa, 2011. Roles of mutation and selection in speciation: from Hugo de Vries to the modern genomic era. Genome Biology and Evolution 3: 812-829.

    Pessia, E., T. Makino, M. Bailly-Bechet, A. McLysaght, and G.A.B. Marais, 2012. Mammalian X chromosome inactivation evolved as a dosage-compensation mechanism for dosage-sensitive genes on the X chromosome. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116763109.

    Segurel, L., E.M. Leffler, and M. Przeworski, 2011. The case of the fickle fingers: how the PRDM9 zinc finger protein specifies meiotic recombination hotspots in humans. PLoS Biology 9(12): e1001211.

    Shibata, Y., P. Kumar, R. Layer, S. Willcox, J.R. Gagan, J.D. Griffith, and A. Dutta, 2012. Extrachromosomal microDNAs and chromosomal microdeletions in normal tissues. Science 336: 82-86.

    Silver, A.C., A. Arjona, W.E. Walker, and E. Fikrig, 2012. The circadian clock controls toll-like receptor 9-mediated innate and adaptive immunity. Immunity 36: 251-261.

    Stadler, M.B., R. Murr, L. Burger, R. Ivanek, F. Lienert, A.Scholer, C. Wirbelauer, E.J. Oakeley, D. Gaidatzis, V.K. Tiwari, and D. Schubeler, 2011. DNA-binding factors shape the mouse methylome at distal regulatory regions. Nature 480: 490-495.

    Trapnell, C., A. Roberts, L. Goff, G. Pertea, D. Kim, D.R. Kelley, H. Pimentel, S.L. Salzberg, J.L. Rinn, and L. Pachter, 2012. Differential gene and transcript expression analysis of RNA-seq experiments with TopHat and Cufflinks. Nature Protocols 7(3): 562-578.

    Zofall, M., S. Yamanaka, F.E. Reyes-Turcu, K. Zhang, C. Rubin, and S.I.S. Grewal, 2012. RNA elimination machinery targeting meiotic mRNAs promotes faculative heterochromatin formation. Science 335: 96-100.

    FALL 2011

    Bimova, B.V., M. Macholan, S.J.E. Baird, P. Munclinger, P. Dufkova, C.M. Laukaitis, R.C. Karn, K. Luzynski, P.K. Tucker, and J. Pialek, 2011. Reinforcement selection acting on the European house mousse hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology 20: 2403-2424.

    Hunt, B.G., L. Ometto, Y. Wurm, D. Shoemaker, S.V. Yi, L. Keller, and M.A.D. Goodisman, 2011. Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. PNAS 108(38): 15936-15941.

    Lindblad-Toh, K., M. Garber, O. Zuk, M.F. Lin, B.J. Parker, S. Washietl, P. Kheradpour, et al., 2011. A high-resolution map of human evolutionary constraint using 29 mammals. Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature10530.

    Morey, C. and P. Avner, 2011. The demoiselle of X-inactivation: 50 years old and as trendy and mesmerising as ever. PLoS Genetics 7(7): e1002212.

    Venditti, C., A. Meade, and M. Pagel, 2011. Multiple routes to mammalian diversity. Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature10516.

    SPRING 2011

    Chow, C.Y., M.F. Wolfner, and A.G. Clark, 2010. The genetic basis for male x female interactions underlying variation in reproductive phenotypes of Drosophila. Genetics 186: 1355-1365.

    Elmer, K.R and A. Meyer, 2011. Adaptation in the age of ecological genomics: insights from parallelism and convergence. TREE doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.02.008.

    Okamoto, I., C. Patrat, D. Thepot, N. Peynot, P. Fauque, N. Daniel, P. Diabangouaya, J.-P. Wolf, J.-P. Renard, V. Duranthon, and E. Heard, 2011. Eutherian mammals use diverse strategies to initiate X-chromosome inactivation during development. Nature 472: 370-374.

    Ozsolak, F. and P.M. Milos, 2010. RNA sequencing: advances, challenges and opportunities. Nature Reviews Genetics, doi:10.1038/nrg2934.

    Schilthuizen, M., M.C.W.G. Giesbers, and L.W. Beukeboom, 2011. Haldane's rule in the 21st century. Heredity, doi:10.1038/hdy.2010.170.

    Yammouni, R., A. Bozzano, and R.H. Douglas, 2011. A latitudinal cline in the efficacy of endogenous signals: evidence derived from retinal cone contraction in fish. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 501-508.

    FALL 2010

    Cizkova, D., J. Gouy de Bellocq, S.J.E. Baird, J. Pialek, and J. Bryja, 2010. Genetic structure and contrasting selection pattern at two major histocompatibility complex genes in wild house mouse populations. Heredity, doi: 10.1038/hdy.2010.112

    Jones, E.P., J. van der Kooij, R. Solheim, and J.B. Searle, 2010. Norwegian house mice (Mus musculus musculus/domesticus): distributions, routes of colonization and patterns of hybridization. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04874.x

    Matute, D.R., I.A. Butler, D.A. Turissini, and J.A. Coyne, 2010. A test of the snowball theory for the rate of evolution of hybrid incompatibilities. Science 329: 1518-1521.

    Metzker, M.L., 2009. Sequencing technologies - the next generation. Nature Reviews Genetics 11: 31-46.

    Moyle, L.C. and T. Nakazato, 2010. Hybrid incompatibility "snowballs" between Solanum species. Science 329: 1521-1523.

    Nowak, M.A., C.E. Tarnita, and E.O. Wilson, 2010. The evolution of eusociality. Nature 466: 1057-1062.

    Payseur, B.A., 2010. Using differential introgression in hybrid zones to identify genomic regions involved in speciation. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 806-820.

    Presgraves, D.C., 2010. Darwin and the origin of interspecific genetic incompatibilities. American Naturalist 176 (suppl): S45-S60.

    Shin, Y.H., Y. Choi, S.U. Erdin, S.A. Yatsenko, M. Kloc, F. Yang, P.J. Wang, M.L. Meistrich, and A. Rajkovic, 2010. Hormad1 mutation disruptions synaptonemal complex formation, recombination, and chromosome segregation in mammalian meiosis. PLoS Genetics 6(11): e1001190.

    Turner, J.M.A., 2007. Meiotic sex chromosome inactivation. Development 134: 1823-1831.

    SPRING 2010

    Ballard, J.W.O and R.G. Melvin, 2010. Linking the mitocondrial genotype to the organismal phenotype. Molecular Ecology 19: 1523-1539.

    Crow, J.F., 2010. Wright and Fisher on inbreeding and random drift. Genetics 184: 609-611.

    Lupski, J.R., J.G. Reid, C. Gonzaga-Jauregui, D. Rio Deiros, D.C.Y. Chen, L. Nazareth, M. Bainbridge, H. Dinh, and et al., 2010. Whole-genome sequencing in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy. The New England Journal of Medicine, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0908094

    Roach, J.C., G. Glusman, A.F.A. Smit, C.D. Huff, R. Hubley, P.T. Shannon, L. Rowen, K.P. Pant, and et al., 2010. Analysis of genetic inheritance in a family quartet by whole-genome sequencing. Science doi: 10.1126/science.1186802