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Medaka — a model organism from the far east
Genome sequencing has yielded a plethora of new genes the function of which can be unravelled through comparative genomic approaches. Increasingly, developmental biologists are turning to fish asExpand
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A duplicated copy of DMRT1 in the sex-determining region of the Y chromosome of the medaka, Oryzias latipes
The genes that determine the development of the male or female sex are known in Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila, and most mammals. In many other organisms the existence of sex-determining factorsExpand
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Gene and genome duplications in vertebrates: the one-to-four (-to-eight in fish) rule and the evolution of novel gene functions.
One important mechanism for functional innovation during evolution is the duplication of genes and entire genomes. Evidence is accumulating that during the evolution of vertebrates from earlyExpand
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Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle
Genetic sex determination by W and Z chromosomes has developed independently in different groups of organisms. To better understand the evolution of sex chromosomes and the plasticity ofExpand
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Recurrent origin of a sexually selected trait in Xiphophorus fishes inferred from a molecular phylogeny
DARWIN1 believed that sexual selection accounts for the evolution of exaggerated male ornaments, such as the sword-like caudal fin extensions of male fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, that appearExpand
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The African coelacanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution.
The discovery of a living coelacanth specimen in 1938 was remarkable, as this lineage of lobe-finned fish was thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago. The modern coelacanth looksExpand
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First report on chicken genes and chromosomes 2000
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Multiple lineages of the non-LTR retrotransposon Rex1 with varying success in invading fish genomes.
Rex1, together with the related BABAR: elements, represents a new family of non-long-terminal-repeat (non-LTR) retrotransposons from fish, which might be related to the CR1 clade of LINE elements.Expand
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Distribution of telomeric (TTAGGG)n sequences in avian chromosomes
Abstract. The physical ends of mammalian and other vertebrate chromosomes consist of tandemly repeated (TTAGGG)n hexamers, nucleating a specialized telomeric structure. However, (TTAGGG)n sequencesExpand
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The genome of the platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus, provides insights into evolutionary adaptation and several complex traits
Several attributes intuitively considered to be typical mammalian features, such as complex behavior, live birth and malignant disease such as cancer, also appeared several times independently inExpand
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