Peter Heger

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cologne
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc The genome of Romanomermis culicivorax: revealing fundamental changes in the core developmental genetic toolkit in Nematoda
    Philipp H Schiffer
    Zoologisches Institut, Universitat zu Koln, Cologne, NRW, Germany
    BMC Genomics 14:923. 2013
  2. doi request reprint New tools in the box: an evolutionary synopsis of chromatin insulators
    Peter Heger
    Cologne Biocenter, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Straße 47A, 50674 Koln, Germany Electronic address
    Trends Genet 30:161-71. 2014
  3. pmc Successive gain of insulator proteins in arthropod evolution
    Peter Heger
    Cologne Biocenter, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Straße 47A, 50674 Koln, Germany
    Evolution 67:2945-56. 2013
  4. pmc The chromatin insulator CTCF and the emergence of metazoan diversity
    Peter Heger
    Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne, 50674 Cologne, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17507-12. 2012
  5. pmc Loss of the insulator protein CTCF during nematode evolution
    Peter Heger
    Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 15, 50937 Koln, Germany
    BMC Mol Biol 10:84. 2009
  6. pmc Conservation of MAP kinase activity and MSP genes in parthenogenetic nematodes
    Peter Heger
    Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    BMC Dev Biol 10:51. 2010

Collaborators

  • Thomas Wiehe
  • Marek Bartkuhn
  • Philipp H Schiffer
  • Dominik Stappert
  • Krystalynne Morris
  • Julia I R Camps
  • Georgios D Koutsovoulos
  • Michael Kroiher
  • W Kelley Thomas
  • Sujai Kumar
  • Peter Nurnberg
  • Einhard Schierenberg
  • Janine Altmuller
  • Christopher Kraus
  • Ndifon A Nsah
  • Mark L Blaxter
  • Peter Frommolt

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc The genome of Romanomermis culicivorax: revealing fundamental changes in the core developmental genetic toolkit in Nematoda
    Philipp H Schiffer
    Zoologisches Institut, Universitat zu Koln, Cologne, NRW, Germany
    BMC Genomics 14:923. 2013
    ..Embryogenesis of the enoplean Romanomermis culicivorax has been studied in detail, but the genetic circuitry underpinning development in this species has not been explored...
  2. doi request reprint New tools in the box: an evolutionary synopsis of chromatin insulators
    Peter Heger
    Cologne Biocenter, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Straße 47A, 50674 Koln, Germany Electronic address
    Trends Genet 30:161-71. 2014
    ..Although speculative at the moment, such coevolution might create tools for complex gene regulation and therefore influence the evolutionary roadmaps of metazoans. ..
  3. pmc Successive gain of insulator proteins in arthropod evolution
    Peter Heger
    Cologne Biocenter, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Straße 47A, 50674 Koln, Germany
    Evolution 67:2945-56. 2013
    ..Expansion of insulator systems may therefore be a general strategy to increase an organism's gene regulatory repertoire and its potential for morphological plasticity. ..
  4. pmc The chromatin insulator CTCF and the emergence of metazoan diversity
    Peter Heger
    Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne, 50674 Cologne, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17507-12. 2012
    ..Such a kernel could explain (i) the formation of Hox clusters in Bilateria, (ii) the diversity of bilaterian body plans, and (iii) the uniqueness and time of onset of the Cambrian explosion...
  5. pmc Loss of the insulator protein CTCF during nematode evolution
    Peter Heger
    Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 15, 50937 Koln, Germany
    BMC Mol Biol 10:84. 2009
    ..We therefore searched in nematodes for orthologs of proteins that are involved in chromatin insulation...
  6. pmc Conservation of MAP kinase activity and MSP genes in parthenogenetic nematodes
    Peter Heger
    Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    BMC Dev Biol 10:51. 2010
    ..How oocyte-to-embryo transition is triggered in parthenogenetic nematode species that lack sperm, is not known...