The genome of Tetranychus urticae reveals herbivorous pest adaptations
The completely sequenced and annotated spider mite genome is presented, representing the first complete chelicerate genome, and finds strong signatures of polyphagy and detoxification in gene families associated with feeding on different hosts and in new gene families acquired by lateral gene transfer.
The Genome Sequence of the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes Reveals Insights into Its Obligate Symbiotic Lifestyle
Following recent reports of genome sequences from other insects that engage in symbioses with beneficial microbes, the A. cephalotes genome provides new insights into the symbiotic lifestyle of this ant and advances the understanding of host–microbe symbioss.
Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality
While the “socio-genomes” of ants and the honeybee are broadly characterized by a pervasive pattern of divergence in gene composition and regulation, they preserve lineage-specific regulatory features linked to eusociality, it is proposed that changes in gene regulation played a key role in the origins of insect eussociality.
Mechanisms and Dynamics of Orphan Gene Emergence in Insect Genomes
- Lothar Wissler, J. Gadau, D. Simola, M. Helmkampf, E. Bornberg-Bauer
- BiologyGenome Biology and Evolution
- 24 January 2013
The results indicate that the genetic mechanisms creating orphan genes—such as gene duplication, frame-shift fixation, creation of overlapping genes, horizontal gene transfer, and exaptation of transposable elements—act at different rates in insects, primates, and plants.
Back to the sea twice: identifying candidate plant genes for molecular evolution to marine life
- Lothar Wissler, F. Codoñer, E. Bornberg-Bauer
- Environmental Science, BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 12 January 2011
These results provide first insights into which seagrass genes have diverged from their terrestrial counterparts via an initial aquatic stage characteristic of the order and to the derived fully-marine stage characteristics of seagRasses.
Dr. Zompo: an online data repository for Zostera marina and Posidonia oceanica ESTs
- Lothar Wissler, E. Dattolo, G. Procaccini
- Environmental ScienceDatabase J. Biol. Databases Curation
- 4 August 2009
The Dr. Zompo database, the first interactive seagrass sequence database presented here, is rich in features including the retrieval of experimentally determined heat-responsive transcripts, mining for molecular markers (SSRs and SNPs), and weighted key word searches that allow access to annotation gathered on several levels including Pfam domains, GeneOntology and KEGG pathways.
Comparative Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Libraries in the Seagrass Zostera marina Subjected to Temperature Stress
Evidence that heat stress may translate to enhanced infection by protists is found, and several expressed sequence tag (EST) in the ecologically important seagrass Zostera marina (eelgrass) is compared to elucidate the molecular genetic basis of adaptation to environmental extremes.
Evolutionary dynamics of simple sequence repeats across long evolutionary time scale in genus Drosophila
It is found that SSR loci decay exponentially with time, the percentage of retained SSRs mostly reflects species relationships and correlates well with the sequence similarity of neighboring genes, and the development of robust models of SSR long-term evolution will facilitate more in-depth analyses in general and the prediction of neutrally evolving SSRs.
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2.2. Publications by Full-Time Academic Staff in Refereed Journals, Books and Conference Proceedings (2011)
The genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is proposed and a novel probabilistic mechanism is proposed to derive the “spatially aggregating immune defences” of this ant.