Maximilian J Telford

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A single origin of the central nervous system?
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cell 129:237-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Deuterostome phylogeny reveals monophyletic chordates and the new phylum Xenoturbellida
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Nature 444:85-8. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Animal evolution: once upon a time
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R339-41. 2009
  4. pmc Field et Al. Redux
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment University College London, Darwin Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 4:5. 2013
  5. pmc Comparative gene expression supports the origin of the incisor and molar process from a single endite in the mandible of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum
    Joshua F Coulcher
    Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 4:1. 2013
  6. pmc Cap'n'collar differentiates the mandible from the maxilla in the beetle Tribolium castaneum
    Joshua F Coulcher
    Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 3:25. 2012
  7. pmc Expression of homothorax and extradenticle mRNA in the legs of the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis: evidence for a reversal of gene expression regulation in the pancrustacean lineage
    Nikola Michael Prpic
    Department of Developmental Biology, GZMB New Building, Georg August University Goettingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Justus von Liebig Weg 11, Goettingen, Germany
    Dev Genes Evol 218:333-9. 2008
  8. pmc The mitochondrial genome structure of Xenoturbella bocki (phylum Xenoturbellida) is ancestral within the deuterostomes
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 9:107. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenomics
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R945-6. 2007
  10. pmc The evolution of the Ecdysozoa
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1529-37. 2008

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint A single origin of the central nervous system?
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cell 129:237-9. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Deuterostome phylogeny reveals monophyletic chordates and the new phylum Xenoturbellida
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Nature 444:85-8. 2006
    ..As such, Xenoturbella is shown to be an independent phylum, Xenoturbellida, bringing the number of living deuterostome phyla to four...
  3. doi request reprint Animal evolution: once upon a time
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R339-41. 2009
    ..The evolutionary relationships between the earliest branches of the animal kingdom - bilaterians, cnidarians, ctenophores, sponges and placozoans - are contentious. A new phylogenomic analysis suggests a return to old ideas...
  4. pmc Field et Al. Redux
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment University College London, Darwin Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 4:5. 2013
    ..This approach illustrates the basis of some of the major advances of the past 25 years resulting in our current understanding of animal phylogeny...
  5. pmc Comparative gene expression supports the origin of the incisor and molar process from a single endite in the mandible of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum
    Joshua F Coulcher
    Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 4:1. 2013
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Cap'n'collar differentiates the mandible from the maxilla in the beetle Tribolium castaneum
    Joshua F Coulcher
    Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evodevo 3:25. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Expression of homothorax and extradenticle mRNA in the legs of the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis: evidence for a reversal of gene expression regulation in the pancrustacean lineage
    Nikola Michael Prpic
    Department of Developmental Biology, GZMB New Building, Georg August University Goettingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Justus von Liebig Weg 11, Goettingen, Germany
    Dev Genes Evol 218:333-9. 2008
    ..Our data suggest that the reversal of the gene expression regulation of hth and exd occurred in the pancrustacean lineage...
  8. pmc The mitochondrial genome structure of Xenoturbella bocki (phylum Xenoturbellida) is ancestral within the deuterostomes
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 9:107. 2009
    ..Here we present analyses comparing the Xenoturbella bocki mitochondrial gene order, genetic code and control region to those of other metazoan groups...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenomics
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R945-6. 2007
  10. pmc The evolution of the Ecdysozoa
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1529-37. 2008
    ..Relationships within Ecdysozoa are also controversial and we discuss the molecular and morphological evidence for a number of monophyletic groups within this superphylum...
  11. pmc The evolution of the animals: introduction to a Linnean tercentenary celebration
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1421-4. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Resolving animal phylogeny: a sledgehammer for a tough nut?
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Dev Cell 14:457-9. 2008
    ..A recent manuscript in Nature by Dunn and colleagues tackles this problem using massive sequence data sets from many taxa-the so-called "phylogenomic" approach...
  13. doi request reprint Xenoturbellida: the fourth deuterostome phylum and the diet of worms
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Genesis 46:580-6. 2008
    ..I examine what this phylogenetic position for Xenoturbella can tell us about its own evolution and what light this might shine on the common ancestor of the deuterostomes and hence on the origins of the chordates...
  14. doi request reprint Improving animal phylogenies with genomic data
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trends Genet 27:186-95. 2011
    ..The wealth of genomic data now being produced promises that a well-resolved tree of the animal phyla will be available in the near future...
  15. doi request reprint Invertebrate evolution: bringing order to the molluscan chaos
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Genetics Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R964-6. 2011
    ..Two recent phylogenomic studies take an important step forward with intriguing implications for their evolution...
  16. ncbi request reprint Animal phylogeny
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R981-5. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Consideration of RNA secondary structure significantly improves likelihood-based estimates of phylogeny: examples from the bilateria
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, London, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1129-36. 2005
    ..Use of 16-state models also appears to reduce the Bayesian support given to certain biologically improbable groups found using standard 4-state models...
  18. pmc Ecdysozoan mitogenomics: evidence for a common origin of the legged invertebrates, the Panarthropoda
    Omar Rota-Stabelli
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Genome Biol Evol 2:425-40. 2010
    ..The same analyses also recover monophyly of traditionally recognized arthropod lineages such as Arachnida and of the highly debated clade Mandibulata...
  19. doi request reprint Testing the new animal phylogeny: a phylum level molecular analysis of the animal kingdom
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:23-31. 2008
    ..We also provide some resolution within the Lophotrochozoa, where we confirm support for a monophyletic clade of Echiura, Sipuncula and Annelida and surprising evidence of a close relationship between Brachiopoda and Nemertea...
  20. ncbi request reprint Animal phylogeny: fatal attraction
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R296-9. 2005
    ..MPhylogenetic analyses of hundreds of genes from model animals have placed flies closer to vertebrates than to nematodes; recent work suggests this may be due to an artefact known as long branch attraction...
  21. doi request reprint A multi criterion approach for the selection of optimal outgroups in phylogeny: recovering some support for Mandibulata over Myriochelata using mitogenomics
    Omar Rota-Stabelli
    Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:103-11. 2008
    ..Finally, we advocate a careful analysis and an objective choice of outgroup when dealing with derived sequences, such as mitochondrial genomes...
  22. pmc A congruent solution to arthropod phylogeny: phylogenomics, microRNAs and morphology support monophyletic Mandibulata
    Omar Rota-Stabelli
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:298-306. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Comparative gene expression in the heads of Drosophila melanogaster and Tribolium castaneum and the segmental affinity of the Drosophila hypopharyngeal lobes
    Andrew D Economou
    Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Evol Dev 11:88-96. 2009
    ..We propose that the difficulties in interpreting the Drosophila head result from a topological shift in the Drosophila embryonic head, associated with the derived process of head involution...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evolution of Hox3 and ftz in arthropods: insights from the crustacean Daphnia pulex
    Daniel Papillon
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, University College of London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Dev Genes Evol 217:315-22. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Animal phylogeny: back to the coelomata?
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 14:R274-6. 2004
    ..A fly-nematode grouping was becoming widely accepted, but recent comparisons of their genomes argue against this and link flies with the vertebrates instead...
  26. doi request reprint Feeding ecology of Xenoturbella bocki (phylum Xenoturbellida) revealed by genetic barcoding
    Sarah J Bourlat
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Kristineberg 566, 45034 Fiskebackskil, Sweden
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:18-22. 2008
    ..In addition, these data suggest that Xenoturbella feeds specifically on bivalve prey from multiple species, possibly in the form of eggs and larvae...
  27. ncbi request reprint The place of phylogeny and cladistics in Evo-Devo research
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Int J Dev Biol 47:479-90. 2003
    ..All of these forms of inference are fundamental for comparative biology and of immediate importance to the practice of evolutionary developmental biology...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evolution: affinity for arrow worms
    Maximilian J Telford
    Nature 431:254-6. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint Systematic searches for molecular synapomorphies in model metazoan genomes give some support for Ecdysozoa after accounting for the idiosyncrasies of Caenorhabditis elegans
    Richard R Copley
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7BN, UK
    Evol Dev 6:164-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that the results from the intensively sampled ribosomal RNA genes supporting the Ecdysozoa hypothesis provide the most credible current estimates of metazoan phylogeny...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mitogenomics and phylogenomics reveal priapulid worms as extant models of the ancestral Ecdysozoan
    Bonnie L Webster
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Evol Dev 8:502-10. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Large-scale sequencing and the new animal phylogeny
    Hervé Philippe
    Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Centre Robert Cedergren, Departement de Biochimie, Universite de Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3C 3J7
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:614-20. 2006
    ..This approach counters both sources of error, gives the best hope of a well-resolved phylogeny of the animals and will act as a central resource for a carefully targeted genome sequencing programme...
  32. ncbi request reprint Broad taxon and gene sampling indicate that chaetognaths are protostomes
    David Q Matus
    Curr Biol 16:R575-6. 2006
  33. pmc The evolution of hexapod engrailed-family genes: evidence for conservation and concerted evolution
    Andrew D Peel
    Laboratory for Development and Evolution, Department of Zoology, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1733-42. 2006
    ..Finally, we hypothesize that the RS-motif is part of a serine-rich domain targeted for phosphorylation...
  34. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome of Flustrellidra hispida and the phylogenetic position of Bryozoa among the Metazoa
    Andrea Waeschenbach
    Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:195-207. 2006
    ..Twenty-seven SNP sites were detected, the majority occurring in cox1 and nad5. With cox1 already established as a marker in bryozoan studies, we advocate the further testing of nad5...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evolution: along came a sea spider
    Graham E Budd
    Nature 437:1099-102. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint The multimeric beta-thymosin found in nematodes and arthropods is not a synapomorphy of the Ecdysozoa
    Maximilian J Telford
    Department of Zoology, University Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Evol Dev 6:90-4. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the absence of the monomeric form from the genome of the deuterostome Ciona suggests that the absence of this character is an unreliable indicator of relationships...
  37. ncbi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of Priapulus caudatus Lamarck (Priapulida: Priapulidae)
    Bonnie L Webster
    Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Gene 389:96-105. 2007
    ..Other arthropods and nematodes shared fewer gene boundaries but considerably more than the most similar non-ecdysozoan...
  38. ncbi request reprint Xenoturbella is a deuterostome that eats molluscs
    Sarah J Bourlat
    University Museum of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 424:925-8. 2003
    ..Here, using data from three genes, we show that the samples in these studies were contaminated by bivalve embryos eaten by Xenoturbella and that Xenoturbella is in fact a deuterostome related to hemichordates and echinoderms...
  39. pmc Combined large and small subunit ribosomal RNA phylogenies support a basal position of the acoelomorph flatworms
    Maximilian J Telford
    Laboratory for Development and Evolution, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1077-83. 2003
    ..We conclude that the Nemertodermatida and Acoela are basal bilaterians and, owing to their unique body plan and embryogenesis, should be recognized as a separate phylum, the Acoelomorpha...