S I Wright

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rates and patterns of molecular evolution in inbred and outbred Arabidopsis
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal, and Population Biology, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1407-20. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Genome evolution: sex and the transposable element
    S Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, EH9 3JT, Edinburgh, UK
    Curr Biol 11:R296-9. 2001
  3. pmc Population dynamics of an Ac-like transposable element in self- and cross-pollinating arabidopsis
    S I Wright
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Genetics 158:1279-88. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Subdivision and haplotype structure in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:1247-63. 2003
  5. pmc Effects of recombination rate and gene density on transposable element distributions in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JT, UK
    Genome Res 13:1897-903. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Breeding systems and genome evolution
    D Charlesworth
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratory, King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 11:685-90. 2001
  7. pmc Recombination and base composition: the case of the highly self-fertilizing plant Arabidopsis thaliana
    G Marais
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JT Edinburgh, UK
    Genome Biol 5:R45. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Recombination: an underappreciated factor in the evolution of plant genomes
    Brandon S Gaut
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 8:77-84. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Effective population size and tests of neutrality at cytoplasmic genes in Arabidopsis
    Stephen I Wright
    Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Genet Res (Camb) 90:119-28. 2008
  10. pmc Selection on amino acid substitutions in Arabidopsis
    John Paul Foxe
    Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 25:1375-83. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Rates and patterns of molecular evolution in inbred and outbred Arabidopsis
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal, and Population Biology, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1407-20. 2002
    ..2-0.6 per generation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genome evolution: sex and the transposable element
    S Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, EH9 3JT, Edinburgh, UK
    Curr Biol 11:R296-9. 2001
    ..This is supported by recent studies which indicate that asexual genomes may be structured very differently to those of sexual species...
  3. pmc Population dynamics of an Ac-like transposable element in self- and cross-pollinating arabidopsis
    S I Wright
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Genetics 158:1279-88. 2001
    ..lyrata than A. thaliana, which is consistent with a reduction in transposition rate, reduction in effective population size, or reduced efficacy of natural selection against element insertions in selfing populations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Subdivision and haplotype structure in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, King s Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:1247-63. 2003
    ..Complex population histories in both A. thaliana and A. lyrata complicate theoretical predictions and empirical tests of the effects of inbreeding on polymorphism and molecular evolution...
  5. pmc Effects of recombination rate and gene density on transposable element distributions in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JT, UK
    Genome Res 13:1897-903. 2003
    ..thaliana. High rates of self-fertilization may reduce the importance of recombination rate in genome structuring in inbreeding organisms such as A. thaliana and Caenorhabditis elegans...
  6. ncbi request reprint Breeding systems and genome evolution
    D Charlesworth
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratory, King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 11:685-90. 2001
    ..Theoretical models predict how such populations are expected to differ from outcrossed populations, and DNA sequence data are being collected and used to test the predictions...
  7. pmc Recombination and base composition: the case of the highly self-fertilizing plant Arabidopsis thaliana
    G Marais
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JT Edinburgh, UK
    Genome Biol 5:R45. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Recombination: an underappreciated factor in the evolution of plant genomes
    Brandon S Gaut
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 8:77-84. 2007
    ..Much additional study of recombination in plants is needed to investigate these ideas further...
  9. doi request reprint Effective population size and tests of neutrality at cytoplasmic genes in Arabidopsis
    Stephen I Wright
    Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Genet Res (Camb) 90:119-28. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Selection on amino acid substitutions in Arabidopsis
    John Paul Foxe
    Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 25:1375-83. 2008
    ..Highly expressed genes show a reduced ratio of amino acid to synonymous change for both polymorphism and fixed differences, suggesting a general pattern of stronger purifying selection on high-expression proteins...
  11. pmc Contrasting patterns of transposable-element insertion polymorphism and nucleotide diversity in autotetraploid and allotetraploid Arabidopsis species
    Khaled M Hazzouri
    Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Genetics 179:581-92. 2008
    ..arenosa than in related diploid taxa but a near complete population bottleneck associated with the origins of A. suecica...
  12. pmc High DNA sequence diversity in pericentromeric genes of the plant Arabidopsis lyrata
    Akira Kawabe
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Genetics 179:985-95. 2008
    ..thaliana. Our data rule out balancing selection in the pericentromeric regions, suggesting that hitchhiking is more strongly reducing diversity in the chromosome arms than the pericentromere regions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neutral evolution of synonymous base composition in the Brassicaceae
    Stephen I Wright
    J Mol Evol 64:136-41. 2007
    ..The results suggest that composition evolution is caused by a change in mutation bias or biased gene conversion, rather than by a reduction in the efficacy of natural selection in selfing Arabidopsis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Selective constraints on codon usage of nuclear genes from Arabidopsis thaliana
    Brian R Morton
    Department of Biological Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
    Mol Biol Evol 24:122-9. 2007
    ..Overall, the study supports previous suggestions that selection plays a significant role in determining codon usage of nuclear genes in A. thaliana...
  15. pmc Testing for effects of recombination rate on nucleotide diversity in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata
    Stephen I Wright
    Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Genetics 174:1421-30. 2006
    ..lyrata populations is not related to recombination rate, including genic recombination hotspots, and low gene density in the low recombination rate region...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effects of artificial selection on the maize genome
    Stephen I Wright
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Science 308:1310-4. 2005
    ..If we assume that our sample of genes is representative, approximately 1200 genes throughout the maize genome have been affected by artificial selection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Molecular population genetics and the search for adaptive evolution in plants
    Stephen I Wright
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:506-19. 2005
    ..Eventually, candidate loci should be confirmed by explicit consideration of phenotypic effects...
  18. pmc The HKA test revisited: a maximum-likelihood-ratio test of the standard neutral model
    Stephen I Wright
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Genetics 168:1071-6. 2004
    ..The method is also applied to polymorphism data in maize, providing support for the hypothesis of directional selection on genes in the starch pathway...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of gene expression on molecular evolution in Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis lyrata
    Stephen I Wright
    ICAPB, University of Edinburgh Ashworth Labs, Edinburgh, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1719-26. 2004
    ....
  20. pmc Patterns of polymorphism and demographic history in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata
    Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2411. 2008
    ..Arabidopsis lyrata, a self-incompatible, perennial species with a circumpolar distribution, is an excellent model system in which to study the roles of demographic history and local adaptation in patterning genetic variation...
  21. pmc Genomic screening for artificial selection during domestication and improvement in maize
    Masanori Yamasaki
    Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Ann Bot 100:967-73. 2007
    ..Artificial selection during domestication and crop improvement involved selection of specific alleles at genes controlling key morphological and agronomic traits, resulting in reduced genetic diversity relative to unselected genes...