Werner E Mayer

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Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Molecular phylogeny of beetle associated diplogastrid nematodes suggests host switching rather than nematode-beetle coevolution
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:212. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of two Ikaros-like transcription factors in lamprey
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abt Immungenetik, Corrensstr 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Scand J Immunol 55:162-70. 2002
  3. pmc Phylogeny of the nematode genus Pristionchus and implications for biodiversity, biogeography and the evolution of hermaphroditism
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:104. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Is tapasin a modified Mhc class I molecule?
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 53:719-23. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of African cichlid fishes as revealed by molecular markers
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Heredity (Edinb) 80:702-14. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Identification and characterization of a TAP-family gene in the lamprey
    Tatiana S Uinuk-Ool
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 55:38-48. 2003
  7. pmc Genes encoding putative natural killer cell C-type lectin receptors in teleostean fishes
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik and Abteilung Membranbiochemie, Corrensstrasse 42, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7779-84. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Origin and speciation of haplochromine fishes in East African crater lakes investigated by the analysis of their mtDNA, Mhc genes, and SINEs
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1448-62. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification of chemokines and a chemokine receptor in cichlid fish, shark, and lamprey
    Noriyuki Kuroda
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 54:884-95. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Nematodes of the genus Pristionchus are closely associated with scarab beetles and the Colorado potato beetle in Western Europe
    Matthias Herrmann
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Spemannstrasse 37 39, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Zoology (Jena) 109:96-108. 2006

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  1. pmc Molecular phylogeny of beetle associated diplogastrid nematodes suggests host switching rather than nematode-beetle coevolution
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:212. 2009
    ..How this beetle-association evolved and whether beetle-nematode coevolution occurred is still elusive. As a prerequisite to answering this question a robust phylogeny of beetle-associated Diplogastridae is needed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of two Ikaros-like transcription factors in lamprey
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abt Immungenetik, Corrensstr 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Scand J Immunol 55:162-70. 2002
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  3. pmc Phylogeny of the nematode genus Pristionchus and implications for biodiversity, biogeography and the evolution of hermaphroditism
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:104. 2007
    ..Evolutionary interpretations of differences in developmental, behavioral and ecological patterns require a phylogenetic framework of the genus Pristionchus...
  4. ncbi request reprint Is tapasin a modified Mhc class I molecule?
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 53:719-23. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of African cichlid fishes as revealed by molecular markers
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Heredity (Edinb) 80:702-14. 1998
    ..The mtDNA-based trees support the notion of the monophyly of the Lake Victoria superflock but are ambiguous with respect to the phylogenetic position of the Lake Malawi flock...
  6. ncbi request reprint Identification and characterization of a TAP-family gene in the lamprey
    Tatiana S Uinuk-Ool
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 55:38-48. 2003
    ..The lamprey protein also contains sequence stretches that resemble the putative peptide interacting parts of the TAP1 and TAP2 molecules, but are peppered with ABCB9-specific residues...
  7. pmc Genes encoding putative natural killer cell C-type lectin receptors in teleostean fishes
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik and Abteilung Membranbiochemie, Corrensstrasse 42, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7779-84. 2003
    ..Thus, the CD94/NKG2 subfamily of NK cell receptors must have arisen before the divergence of fish and tetrapods and may have retained its function (possibly monitoring the expression of MHC class I molecules) for >400 million years...
  8. ncbi request reprint Origin and speciation of haplochromine fishes in East African crater lakes investigated by the analysis of their mtDNA, Mhc genes, and SINEs
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1448-62. 2003
    ..Comparisons with the endemic haplochromine species of Lake Victoria reveal interesting parallels, as well as differences, which may help to understand the nature of the speciation process...
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification of chemokines and a chemokine receptor in cichlid fish, shark, and lamprey
    Noriyuki Kuroda
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 54:884-95. 2003
    ..The existence of a chemokine receptor in the lamprey indicates that chemokines are apparently also present in the Agnatha...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nematodes of the genus Pristionchus are closely associated with scarab beetles and the Colorado potato beetle in Western Europe
    Matthias Herrmann
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Spemannstrasse 37 39, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Zoology (Jena) 109:96-108. 2006
    ..We describe the initial evidence for the association of Pristionchus nematodes with beetles and provide a phylogeny based on sequence analysis of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene...
  11. ncbi request reprint Distinct patterns of genetic variation in Pristionchus pacificus and Caenorhabditis elegans, two partially selfing nematodes with cosmopolitan distribution
    Hans Zauner
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Mol Ecol 16:1267-80. 2007
    ..Thus, despite similar lifestyle characteristics in the laboratory, the reproductive mode of hermaphroditism with rare facultative males can result in distinct genetic variability patterns in different ecological settings...
  12. ncbi request reprint The nematode Pristionchus pacificus (Nematoda: Diplogastridae) is associated with the oriental beetle Exomala orientalis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Japan
    Matthias Herrmann
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Tubingen, Germany
    Zoolog Sci 24:883-9. 2007
    ..orientalis. Together, this study identifies P. pacificus as the most common Pristionchus nematode in field studies in Japan, identifies E. orientalis as an important host species, and provides the basis for the ecology of P. pacificus...
  13. ncbi request reprint Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) of jawed and jawless fishes: implications for its evolutionary origin
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, Tubingen D 72076, Germany
    Dev Comp Immunol 27:401-12. 2003
    ..It also reveals a high degree of convergent evolution among the members of the family. Finally, it suggests that the divergence of MIF and DDT occurred before the emergence of nematodes in metazoan evolution...
  14. pmc Lamprey lymphocyte-like cells express homologs of genes involved in immunologically relevant activities of mammalian lymphocytes
    Tatiana Uinuk-Ool
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14356-61. 2002
    ..It reopens the question of the stage jawless fishes reached in the evolution of their immune system...
  15. pmc Persistence of Mhc heterozygosity in homozygous clonal killifish, Rivulus marmoratus: implications for the origin of hermaphroditism
    Akie Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Genetics 162:1791-803. 2002
    ..A model is proposed in which hermaphroditism arose stage-wise by mutations, each of which spread through the entire population and was fixed independently in the emerging clones...
  16. ncbi request reprint Trans-species origin of Mhc-DRB polymorphism in the chimpanzee
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Federal Republic of Germany
    Immunogenetics 37:12-23. 1992
    ..Estimations of intra-lineage divergence times suggest that the lineages are more than 30 million years old. Predictions of major chimpanzee DRB haplotypes are made...
  17. ncbi request reprint Linkage relationships of genes coding for alpha2-macroglobulin, C3 and C4 in the zebrafish: implications for the evolution of the complement and Mhc systems
    I E Samonte
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Scand J Immunol 56:344-52. 2002
    ..It is also argued that the association of C4 with the class I/II loci in tetrapods is accidental and without functional significance...
  18. doi request reprint The Strongyloides (Nematoda) of sheep and the predominant Strongyloides of cattle form at least two different, genetically isolated populations
    Alexander G Eberhardt
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Spemannstrasse 35, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Vet Parasitol 157:89-99. 2008
    ..papillosus for the Strongyloides of sheep and the name Strongyloides vituli for the predominant Strongyloides of cattle...
  19. doi request reprint Quantitative assessment of the nematode fauna present on Geotrupes dung beetles reveals species-rich communities with a heterogeneous distribution
    Andreas M Weller
    Department for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Spemannstrasse 37, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Parasitol 96:525-31. 2010
    ..stercorosus to none, with Pelodera spp. being the most abundant group isolated. This study presents the first quantitative data on the Pristionchus spp. infection of beetles...
  20. pmc Nucleotide sequences of chimpanzee MHC class I alleles: evidence for trans-species mode of evolution
    W E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immunogenetik, Tubingen, FRG
    EMBO J 7:2765-74. 1988
    ..Since the human and chimpanzee lineages separated 5 x 10(6) to 7 x 10(6) years ago, our data support the notion that during evolution, MHC alleles are transmitted from one species to the next...
  21. ncbi request reprint Zebrafish Mhc class II alpha chain-encoding genes: polymorphism, expression, and function
    H Sultmann
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 38:408-20. 1993
    ..Phylogenetic analysis suggests that the zebrafish class II A genes stem from a different ancestor than the mammalian class II A genes and the recently cloned shark class II A gene...
  22. pmc Horizontal gene transfer of microbial cellulases into nematode genomes is associated with functional assimilation and gene turnover
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department for Evolutionary Biology, Spemannstrasse 37, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 11:13. 2011
    ..However, little is known about the functional activity and evolutionary longevity of genes acquired by horizontal gene transfer and the mechanisms favoring such processes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mhc class II B gene evolution in East African cichlid fishes
    F Figueroa
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 51:556-75. 2000
    ..The phylogeny of the exon was incongruent with that of the flanking introns, indicating either a high degree of convergent evolution at the peptide-binding region-encoding sites, or intron homogenization...
  24. ncbi request reprint Classification and phylogenetic relationships of African tilapiine fishes inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
    S Nagl
    Abteilung Immungenetik, , Corrensstrasse 42, , D-72076, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 20:361-74. 2001
    ..The tilapiines diverged from the haplochromines more than 8 million years ago; most of the intragroup divergences among the tilapiines took place an estimated 1.1 to 6 million years ago...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mhc class I genes of swordtail fishes, Xiphophorus: variation in the number of loci and existence of ancient gene families
    F Figueroa
    Max Plank Institut für Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 53:695-708. 2001
    ..Evolution of the genes within each family can be explained by the birth-and-death process driven by gene duplications and mutational differentiation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Mhc class II B genes in Darwin's finches and their closest relatives: birth of a new gene
    A Sato
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 53:792-801. 2001
    ..The ancestor of the group 5 genes may have been a classical class II B allele (one of many) which directional selection fixed in the ancestral population and drove into the category of nonclassical genes...
  27. ncbi request reprint A complement factor B-like cDNA clone from the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio)
    A Seeger
    Max Planck Institute fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Mol Immunol 33:511-20. 1996
    ..After the duplication, the C2 component evolved significantly faster than factor B...
  28. ncbi request reprint Isolation and sequencing of cDNA clones coding for the catalytic unit of glucose-6-phosphatase from two haplochromine cichlid fishes
    S Nagl
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abt Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    DNA Seq 10:25-9. 1999
    ..A three base pair insertion/deletion polymorphism was found in the 3'-untranslated region of the fish G6Pase gene. The polymorphism will be a useful marker in a phylogenetic study of Lake Victoria cichlids...
  29. ncbi request reprint A molecule bearing an immunoglobulin-like V region of the CTX subfamily in amphioxus
    Akie Sato
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Corrensstrasse 42, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Immunogenetics 55:423-7. 2003
    ..These findings support the notion that V domains resembling those found in Tcrs evolved in nonvertebrates before the emergence of the adaptive immune system and may have participated in functions not involved directly in immunity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of antigen-processing enzymes: cathepsins of a cephalochordate, an agnathan and a bony fish
    T S Uinuk-Ool
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tubingen, Germany
    Scand J Immunol 58:436-48. 2003
    ..The part possibly played by the adaptive immune system in some of these divergences is discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint The free-living generation of the nematode Strongyloides papillosus undergoes sexual reproduction
    Alexander G Eberhardt
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department IV, Spemannstrasse 37, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 37:989-1000. 2007
    ..This is interesting for two reasons. First, it shows that S. papillosus is amenable to genetic analysis and second, it indicates that sexual reproduction is more common in Strongyloides than previously assumed...
  32. pmc Isolation and characterization of lymphocyte-like cells from a lamprey
    Werner E Mayer
    Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Corrensstrasse 42, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14350-5. 2002
    ..The data suggest that the evolution of lymphocytes in the lamprey has reached a stage poised for the emergence of adaptive immunity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Organization of Mhc class II B genes in the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio)
    H Sultmann
    Abteilung Immungenetik, Max Planck Institut fur Biologie, Tubingen, Germany
    Genomics 23:1-14. 1994
    ..All of the zebrafish class II B genes appear to have arisen by duplication and diversification of a single ancestral B gene after the separation of bony fishes from other vertebrate taxa...
  34. ncbi request reprint Organization, alternative splicing, polymorphism, and phylogenetic position of lamprey CD45 gene
    Tatiana Uinuk-Ool
    Max Planck Institut für Infektionsbiologie, Abteilung Molekular Biologie, Berlin, Germany
    Immunogenetics 57:607-17. 2005
    ..Phylogenetic analysis suggests that ancestors of the CD45 gene may have existed before the divergence of coelomate from pseudocoelomate metazoans...
  35. pmc The effect of selection on a long wavelength-sensitive (LWS) opsin gene of Lake Victoria cichlid fishes
    Yohey Terai
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta cho, Midori ku, Yokohama 226 8501, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:15501-6. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The Ig-like domain of tapasin influences intermolecular interactions
    Heth R Turnquist
    Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Department of Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    J Immunol 172:2976-84. 2004
    ..Taken together, these results reveal a critical role for the tapasin Ig-like domain in tapasin function...
  37. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships among East African haplochromine fish as revealed by short interspersed elements (SINEs)
    Yohey Terai
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta cho, Midori ku, Yokohama 226 8501, Japan
    J Mol Evol 58:64-78. 2004
    ..These findings have implications for the origin of Lake Victoria cichlids and for their founding population sizes...
  38. pmc Prototypic T cell receptor and CD4-like coreceptor are expressed by lymphocytes in the agnathan sea lamprey
    Zeev Pancer
    Department of Medicine, Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3300, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:13273-8. 2004
    ..Thus, the TCR-like gene cannot account for the receptor diversity that is required for the immune responses reported for lamprey, but it could have been easily modified to serve as an evolutionary precursor of modern TCR and Ig genes...