1. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

    Current Biology 25(5):613 (2015) PMID 25660540

    Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mec...
  2. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor.

    Current Biology 25(5):613 (2015) PMID 25660540

    Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mechanisms th...
  3. Evidence for stabilizing selection on codon usage in chromosomal rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(12):2433 (2014) PMID 25326424 PMCID PMC4267939

    There has been a renewed interest in investigating the role of stabilizing selection acting on genome-wide traits such as codon usage bias. Codon bias, when synonymous codons are used at unequal frequencies, occurs in a wide variety of taxa. Standard evolutionary models explain the maintenance o...
  4. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

    Current Biology (2014)

    • The plant galling Mayetiola destructor genome is replete with effector genes • The SSGP-71 effector gene family is the largest known arthropod gene family. ...
  5. Evidence for Stabilizing Selection on Codon Usage in Chromosomal Rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(12):2433 (2014) PMID 25326424

    There has been a renewed interest in investigating the role of stabilizing selection acting on genome-wide traits such as codon usage bias. Codon bias, when synonymous codons are used at unequal frequencies, occurs in a wide variety of taxa. Standard evolutionary models explain the maintenance o...
  6. Evidence for Stabilizing Selection on Codon Usage in Chromosomal Rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(12):2433 (2014) PMID 25326424 PMCID PMC4267939

    There has been a renewed interest in investigating the role of stabilizing selection acting on genome-wide traits such as codon usage bias. Codon bias, when synonymous codons are used at unequal frequencies, occurs in a wide variety of taxa. Standard evolutionary models explain the maintenance o...
  7. Evidence for Stabilizing Selection on Codon Usage in Chromosomal Rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(12):2433 (2014) PMID 25326424

    There has been a renewed interest in investigating the role of stabilizing selection acting on genome-wide traits such as codon usage bias. Codon bias, when synonymous codons are used at unequal frequencies, occurs in a wide variety of taxa. Standard evolutionary models explain the maintenance o...
  8. Evidence for Stabilizing Selection on Codon Usage in Chromosomal Rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(12):2433 (2014) PMID 25326424 PMCID PMC4267939

    There has been a renewed interest in investigating the role of stabilizing selection acting on genome-wide traits such as codon usage bias. Codon bias, when synonymous codons are used at unequal frequencies, occurs in a wide variety of taxa. Standard evolutionary models explain the maintenance o...
  9. Role of Septin Cytoskeleton in Spine Morphogenesis and Dendrite Development in Neurons

    Current Biology 17(20):1752 (2007)

    Septins are GTP-binding proteins that polymerize into heteromeric filaments and form microscopic bundles or ring structures in vitro and in vivo. Because of these properties and their ability to associate with membrane, F-actin, and microtubules, septins have been generally regarded as...
  10. Role of Septin cytoskeleton in spine morphogenesis and dendrite development in neurons.

    Current Biology 17(20):1752 (2007) PMID 17935993 PMCID PMC2194646

    Septins are GTP-binding proteins that polymerize into heteromeric filaments and form microscopic bundles or ring structures in vitro and in vivo. Because of these properties and their ability to associate with membrane, F-actin, and microtubules, septins have been generally regarded as cytoskele...
  11. Role of Septin cytoskeleton in spine morphogenesis and dendrite development in neurons.

    Current Biology 17(20):1752 (2007) PMID 17935993 PMCID PMC2194646

    Septins are GTP-binding proteins that polymerize into heteromeric filaments and form microscopic bundles or ring structures in vitro and in vivo. Because of these properties and their ability to associate with membrane, F-actin, and microtubules, septins have been generally regarded as cytoskele...