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 mechanisms th...
  2. Cold Responsive Gene Expression Profiling of Sugarcane and Saccharum spontaneum with Functional Analysis of a Cold Inducible Saccharum Homolog of NOD26-Like Intrinsic Protein to Salt and Water Stress.

    PLoS ONE 10(5):e0125810 (2015) PMID 25938773 PMCID PMC4418668

    Transcriptome analysis of sugarcane hybrid CP72-1210 (cold susceptible) and Saccharum spontaneum TUS05-05 (cold tolerant) using Sugarcane Assembled Sequences (SAS) from SUCEST-FUN Database showed that a total of 35,340 and 34,698 SAS genes, respectively, were expressed before and after chilling ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. A neo-sex chromosome that drives postzygotic sex determination in the hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    Genetics 184(3):769 (2010) PMID 20026681 PMCID PMC2845344

    Two nonoverlapping autosomal inversions defined unusual neo-sex chromosomes in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Like other neo-sex chromosomes, these were normally heterozygous, present only in one sex, and suppressed recombination around a sex-determining master switch. Their unusual pro...
  5. A neo-sex chromosome that drives postzygotic sex determination in the hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor).

    Genetics 184(3):769 (2010) PMID 20026681 PMCID PMC2845344

    Two nonoverlapping autosomal inversions defined unusual neo-sex chromosomes in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). Like other neo-sex chromosomes, these were normally heterozygous, present only in one sex, and suppressed recombination around a sex-determining master switch. Their unusual pro...
  6. A BAC-based physical map of the Hessian fly genome anchored to polytene chromosomes.

    BMC Genomics 10:293 (2009) PMID 19573234 PMCID PMC2709663

    The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) is an important insect pest of wheat. It has tractable genetics, polytene chromosomes, and a small genome (158 Mb). Investigation of the Hessian fly presents excellent opportunities to study plant-insect interactions and the molecular mechanisms underlying ...
  7. A BAC-based physical map of the Hessian fly genome anchored to polytene chromosomes.

    BMC Genomics 10:293 (2009) PMID 19573234 PMCID PMC2709663

    The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) is an important insect pest of wheat. It has tractable genetics, polytene chromosomes, and a small genome (158 Mb). Investigation of the Hessian fly presents excellent opportunities to study plant-insect interactions and the molecular mechanisms underlying ...