David Ek Ferrier

Summary

Affiliation: University of St Andrews
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Hox complexes
    David E K Ferrier
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 689:91-100. 2010
  2. doi request reprint The dynamics of alkaline phosphatase activity during operculum regeneration in the polychaete Pomatoceros lamarckii
    Réka Szabó
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Int J Dev Biol 58:635-42. 2014
  3. pmc The Hox-TALE has been wagging for a long time
    David Ek Ferrier
    David EK Ferrier is at the Scottish Oceans Institute, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
    elife 3:e02515. 2014
  4. pmc Ancient homeobox gene loss and the evolution of chordate brain and pharynx development: deductions from amphioxus gene expression
    Thomas Butts
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3381-9. 2010
  5. pmc 4273π: bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware
    Daniel Barker
    Sir Harold Mitchell Building, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:243. 2013
  6. pmc Time is of the essence for ParaHox homeobox gene clustering
    Myles Garstang
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    BMC Biol 11:72. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Evolutionary crossroads in developmental biology: annelids
    David E K Ferrier
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, The Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Development 139:2643-53. 2012
  8. pmc An EST screen from the annelid Pomatoceros lamarckii reveals patterns of gene loss and gain in animals
    Tokiharu Takahashi
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 9:240. 2009
  9. pmc Features of the ancestral bilaterian inferred from Platynereis dumerilii ParaHox genes
    Jerome H L Hui
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Biol 7:43. 2009
  10. pmc Annelid Distal-less/Dlx duplications reveal varied post-duplication fates
    Carmel McDougall
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews KY168LB, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:241. 2011

Collaborators

  • Peter W H Holland
  • Carmel McDougall
  • Réka Szabó
  • Daniel Barker
  • Myles Garstang
  • Thomas Butts
  • Tokiharu Takahashi
  • Jerome H L Hui
  • Steven D Smart
  • Heleen Plaisier
  • John Bo Mitchell
  • Michael G Ritchie
  • Claire Jubin
  • Ghislaine Magdelenat
  • Sebastian M Shimeld
  • Sylvie Samain
  • Nicolas Dray
  • Guillaume Balavoine
  • Beatrice Segurens
  • Ahamarshan Jayaraman-Nagarajan
  • Natalia Korchagina
  • Jolyon Troscianko
  • Wei Chung Chen
  • Detlev Arendt
  • Florian Raible

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Hox complexes
    David E K Ferrier
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 689:91-100. 2010
    ..Matters should be improved with wider taxon sampling along with a clearer understanding of how duplicated genes evolve...
  2. doi request reprint The dynamics of alkaline phosphatase activity during operculum regeneration in the polychaete Pomatoceros lamarckii
    Réka Szabó
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Int J Dev Biol 58:635-42. 2014
    ..lamarckii sequences to other annelid alkaline phosphatases, and shows that metazoan alkaline phosphatase evolution was characterised by extensive lineage-specific duplications. ..
  3. pmc The Hox-TALE has been wagging for a long time
    David Ek Ferrier
    David EK Ferrier is at the Scottish Oceans Institute, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
    elife 3:e02515. 2014
    ..Hox and TALE proteins interact in a sea anemone, just as they do in flies and mice, indicating that the Hox-TALE system originated very early in animal evolution. ..
  4. pmc Ancient homeobox gene loss and the evolution of chordate brain and pharynx development: deductions from amphioxus gene expression
    Thomas Butts
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3381-9. 2010
    ..In the case of these homeobox genes, we propose that this has occurred in relation to the evolution of the chordate pharynx and brain...
  5. pmc 4273π: bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware
    Daniel Barker
    Sir Harold Mitchell Building, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:243. 2013
    ..We propose that this may be taught by running the course on GNU/Linux running on inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer hardware, for which students may be granted full administrator access...
  6. pmc Time is of the essence for ParaHox homeobox gene clustering
    Myles Garstang
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    BMC Biol 11:72. 2013
    ..Two new instances of ParaHox clustering provide the first examples of intact clusters outside chordates, with gene expression lending weight to the argument that temporal colinearity is the key to understanding clustering...
  7. doi request reprint Evolutionary crossroads in developmental biology: annelids
    David E K Ferrier
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, The Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Development 139:2643-53. 2012
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  8. pmc An EST screen from the annelid Pomatoceros lamarckii reveals patterns of gene loss and gain in animals
    Tokiharu Takahashi
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 9:240. 2009
    ..Increasing efforts have been put towards redressing this imbalance in recent years, and one of the principal phyla in the vanguard of this endeavour is the Annelida...
  9. pmc Features of the ancestral bilaterian inferred from Platynereis dumerilii ParaHox genes
    Jerome H L Hui
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Biol 7:43. 2009
    ..Conventional protostome models (Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans) are secondarily derived with respect to ParaHox genes, suffering gene loss and cluster break-up...
  10. pmc Annelid Distal-less/Dlx duplications reveal varied post-duplication fates
    Carmel McDougall
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews KY168LB, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:241. 2011
    ..We investigate the presence of Dlx genes in several annelid species and examine Dlx gene expression in the polychaete Pomatoceros lamarckii...
  11. pmc Tunicates push the limits of animal evo-devo
    David E K Ferrier
    The Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, UK
    BMC Biol 9:3. 2011
    ..A study in BMC Evolutionary Biology now shows that there is greater variability in the molecular genetics underlying notochord development than previously appreciated...