Vassiliki Koufopanou

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Primers for fourteen protein-coding genes and the deep phylogeny of the true yeasts
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, UK
    FEMS Yeast Res 13:574-84. 2013
  2. pmc The spatial scale of genetic differentiation in a model organism: the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1941-6. 2006
  3. pmc Conservation of recombination hotspots in yeast
    Isheng J Tsai
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:7847-52. 2010
  4. pmc Population genomics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus: Quantifying the life cycle
    Isheng J Tsai
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4957-62. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Homing endonuclease genes: the rise and fall and rise again of a selfish element
    Austin Burt
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 14:609-15. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Adaptation for horizontal transfer in a homing endonuclease
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Department of Biology, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 19:239-46. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Cancer selection
    Armand M Leroi
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Nat Rev Cancer 3:226-31. 2003
  8. pmc Evolution of divergent DNA recognition specificities in VDE homing endonucleases from two yeast species
    Karen L Posey
    Center for Genome Research, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, 2121 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 32:3947-56. 2004
  9. pmc Population genetics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus
    Louise J Johnson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Genetics 166:43-52. 2004
  10. pmc Rapid evolution of yeast centromeres in the absence of drive
    Douda Bensasson
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Genetics 178:2161-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Primers for fourteen protein-coding genes and the deep phylogeny of the true yeasts
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, UK
    FEMS Yeast Res 13:574-84. 2013
    ..Our set of protein-coding gene fragments is therefore suitable for analysing both ancient and recent evolutionary relationships amongst yeasts. ..
  2. pmc The spatial scale of genetic differentiation in a model organism: the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1941-6. 2006
    ..Such replicated populations will be useful for studies in population genomics...
  3. pmc Conservation of recombination hotspots in yeast
    Isheng J Tsai
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:7847-52. 2010
    ..Thus, recombination hotspots are not inevitably short-lived, but rather their persistence through evolutionary time will be determined by the frequency of outcrossing events in the life cycle...
  4. pmc Population genomics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus: Quantifying the life cycle
    Isheng J Tsai
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4957-62. 2008
    ..Our study illustrates the utility of population genomic data in quantifying life cycles...
  5. ncbi request reprint Homing endonuclease genes: the rise and fall and rise again of a selfish element
    Austin Burt
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 14:609-15. 2004
    ..HEGs may also be domesticated by their hosts, and are currently being put to human uses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Adaptation for horizontal transfer in a homing endonuclease
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Department of Biology, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 19:239-46. 2002
    ..The frequency of horizontal transmission must therefore be a key feature constraining the distribution and abundance of these genes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cancer selection
    Armand M Leroi
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Nat Rev Cancer 3:226-31. 2003
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  8. pmc Evolution of divergent DNA recognition specificities in VDE homing endonucleases from two yeast species
    Karen L Posey
    Center for Genome Research, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, 2121 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 32:3947-56. 2004
    ..These data illustrate that homing endonucleases evolve altered specificity as they adapt to recognize alternative target sites...
  9. pmc Population genetics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus
    Louise J Johnson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Genetics 166:43-52. 2004
    ..1% on the basis of heterozygosity. Thus, all three modes of reproduction known in the lab (clonal replication, inbreeding, and outcrossing) have been important in molding genetic variation in this species...
  10. pmc Rapid evolution of yeast centromeres in the absence of drive
    Douda Bensasson
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Genetics 178:2161-7. 2008
    ..We suggest that yeast centromeres suffer an elevated rate of mutation relative to other chromosomal regions and they change through a process of "centromere drift," not drive...
  11. ncbi request reprint Degeneration and domestication of a selfish gene in yeast: molecular evolution versus site-directed mutagenesis
    Vassiliki Koufopanou
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1535-8. 2005
    ..The domestication event also indicates that VDE has been lost in some species and that VDE has been present in yeasts for more than 50 Myr...