H M Robertson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The chemoreceptor genes of the waterflea Daphnia pulex: many Grs but no Ors
    D Carolina Peñalva-Arana
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:79. 2009
  2. pmc The Caenorhabditis chemoreceptor gene families
    James H Thomas
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Biol 6:42. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Bmmar6, a second mori subfamily mariner transposon from the silkworm moth Bombyx mori
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 12:167-71. 2003
  4. pmc Genes encoding vitamin-K epoxide reductase are present in Drosophila and trypanosomatid protists
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 168:1077-80. 2004
  5. pmc Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor gene superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14537-42. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The large srh family of chemoreceptor genes in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals processes of genome evolution involving large duplications and deletions and intron gains and losses
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
    Genome Res 10:192-203. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Updating the str and srj (stl) families of chemoreceptors in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals frequent gene movement within and between chromosomes
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Chem Senses 26:151-9. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Taste: independent origins of chemoreception coding systems?
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Curr Biol 11:R560-2. 2001
  9. doi request reprint The choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis karyotype revealed by the genome sequence: telomere-linked helicase genes resemble those of some fungi
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
    Chromosome Res 17:873-82. 2009
  10. pmc The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila pseudoobscura: molecular evolution of ecologically-relevant genes over 25 million years
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:18. 2009

Research Grants

  1. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 1999
  2. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2000
  3. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2003
  5. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2004
  6. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2005
  7. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications59

  1. pmc The chemoreceptor genes of the waterflea Daphnia pulex: many Grs but no Ors
    D Carolina Peñalva-Arana
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:79. 2009
    ..This has allowed us the initial investigation of chemoreceptor genes in an aquatic invertebrate, and to begin the study of chemoreceptor evolution across the arthropod phylum...
  2. pmc The Caenorhabditis chemoreceptor gene families
    James H Thomas
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Biol 6:42. 2008
    ..Animal genomes contain families of genes encoding chemoreceptors that mediate taste, olfaction, and pheromone responses. The size and diversity of these families reflect the biology of chemoperception in specific species...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bmmar6, a second mori subfamily mariner transposon from the silkworm moth Bombyx mori
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 12:167-71. 2003
    ..These might be viewed as a discrete family of transposons within the IS630-Tc1-mariner superfamily with a distinctive D,D37D catalytic motif, and another small divergent D,D41D clade is recognized as their sister group of transposons...
  4. pmc Genes encoding vitamin-K epoxide reductase are present in Drosophila and trypanosomatid protists
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 168:1077-80. 2004
    ..Single homologs are present in basal deuterostome and insect genomes, including Drosophila, and three trypanosomatid protists. VKOR is therefore an ancient gene/protein that can be studied in the Drosophila model system...
  5. pmc Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor gene superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14537-42. 2003
    ..Altogether, these patterns of molecular evolution suggest that this is an ancient superfamily of chemoreceptors, probably dating back at least to the origin of the arthropods...
  6. ncbi request reprint The large srh family of chemoreceptor genes in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals processes of genome evolution involving large duplications and deletions and intron gains and losses
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
    Genome Res 10:192-203. 2000
    ..Together these observations provide insight into the evolutionary dynamics of this compact animal genome...
  7. ncbi request reprint Updating the str and srj (stl) families of chemoreceptors in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals frequent gene movement within and between chromosomes
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Chem Senses 26:151-9. 2001
    ..Thus large random deletions presumably balance the rapid proliferation of genes and their degeneration into pseudogenes, while gene movement within and between chromosomes keeps these nematode genomes in flux...
  8. ncbi request reprint Taste: independent origins of chemoreception coding systems?
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Curr Biol 11:R560-2. 2001
    ..As with the odorant receptors, one receptor is expressed per sensory neuron, each class of which projects to discrete regions of the brain, allowing a combinatorial coding system for specific recognition of ligands...
  9. doi request reprint The choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis karyotype revealed by the genome sequence: telomere-linked helicase genes resemble those of some fungi
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
    Chromosome Res 17:873-82. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila pseudoobscura: molecular evolution of ecologically-relevant genes over 25 million years
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:18. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Evolution of the gene lineage encoding the carbon dioxide receptor in insects
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 9:19. 2009
    ..At least two of these species can detect carbon dioxide, suggesting that they evolved other means to do so...
  12. ncbi request reprint Two large families of chemoreceptor genes in the nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae reveal extensive gene duplication, diversification, movement, and intron loss
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 8:449-63. 1998
    ..wustl.edu/Pfam); alignments of all translations are available at http://cshl.org/gr; alignments of the genes are available from the author at hughrobe@uiuc.edu]..
  13. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of the second ancient human mariner transposon, Hsmar2, illustrates patterns of neutral evolution in the human genome lineage
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
    Gene 205:219-28. 1997
    ..These copies provide multiple independent datasets for evaluating the pattern of neutral evolution in the human genome, for example, they confirm that most indels are very short and that deletions are twice as common as insertions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of an ancient mariner transposon, Hsmar1, in the human genome
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
    Gene 205:203-17. 1997
    ..Thus, this transposon had a considerable insertional mutagenic effect on past primate genomes...
  15. doi request reprint The insect chemoreceptor superfamily of the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 19:121-36. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc The bursicon gene in mosquitoes: an unusual example of mRNA trans-splicing
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Genetics 176:1351-3. 2007
    ..Exon 3 is efficiently spliced into position in the mature transcript. This unusual gene arrangement is ancient within mosquitoes, being shared by Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens...
  17. pmc Simple telomeres in a simple animal: absence of subtelomeric repeat regions in the placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 181:323-5. 2009
    ..They have 1-2 kb of TTAGGG telomeric repeats, which are preceded by a subtelomeric region of 1.5-13 kb. Unlike subtelomeric regions in most animals examined, these subtelomeric regions are unique to each telomere...
  18. pmc Canonical TTAGG-repeat telomeres and telomerase in the honey bee, Apis mellifera
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 16:1345-51. 2006
    ..As expected from the presence of canonical TTAGG telomeric repeats, we identified a candidate telomerase gene in the bee, as well as the silkmoth Bombyx mori and the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum...
  19. ncbi request reprint Bmmar1: a basal lineage of the mariner family of transposable elements in the silkworm moth, Bombyx mori
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinos, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 26:945-54. 1996
    ..Bmmar1 considerably increases the known diversity of this widespread family of transposons. A new naming system is proposed for members of the family...
  20. ncbi request reprint Manual superscaffolding of honey bee (Apis mellifera) chromosomes 12-16: implications for the draft genome assembly version 4, gene annotation, and chromosome structure
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 16:401-10. 2007
    ..Nine duplicate gene models on chromosomes 15 and 16 were made redundant, while another 15 gene models were improved, most spectacularly the MAD (MAX dimerization protein) gene which extends across 11 scaffolds for at least 400 kb...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neuroglian is expressed on cells destined to form the prothoracic glands of Manduca embryos as they segregate from surrounding cells and rearrange during morphogenesis
    C L Chen
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Dev Biol 181:1-13. 1997
    ..Manduca neuroglian shares 58 and 31% identity respectively with the Drosophila and mouse proteins and has a cytoplasmic domain of over 100 amino acids...
  22. ncbi request reprint Calcium channel gamma subunits provide insights into the evolution of this gene family
    P J Chu
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Gene 280:37-48. 2001
    ....
  23. doi request reprint The gustatory receptor family in the silkworm moth Bombyx mori is characterized by a large expansion of a single lineage of putative bitter receptors
    K W Wanner
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 17:621-9. 2008
    ..These Grs might therefore mediate food choice and avoidance as well as oviposition site preference...
  24. ncbi request reprint Female-biased expression of odourant receptor genes in the adult antennae of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    K W Wanner
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 16:107-19. 2007
    ..These results suggest that BmOr19 and 30 may detect odours critical to female behaviour, such as oviposition cues or male-produced courtship pheromones...
  25. ncbi request reprint Five major subfamilies of mariner transposable elements in insects, including the Mediterranean fruit fly, and related arthropods
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 2:125-39. 1993
    ..The widespread but sporadic distribution of mariner elements suggests they are excellent candidates for development as transformation vectors for non-drosophilids...
  26. ncbi request reprint The mariner transposable element is widespread in insects
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801
    Nature 362:241-5. 1993
    ..Therefore the mariner element is an excellent candidate for development of genetic transformation systems for non-drosophilid insects, and possibly other arthropods...
  27. pmc Conserved alternative splicing and expression patterns of arthropod N-cadherin
    Shu Ning Hsu
    Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000441. 2009
    ..Ectopic muscle expression of either isoform beyond the time it normally ceases leads to paralysis and lethality. Together, our results offer an example of well-conserved alternative splicing increasing cellular diversity in metazoans...
  28. pmc Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia and D. mauritiana
    R Giordano
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Genetics 140:1307-17. 1995
    ..These experiments indicate that in D. simulans and D. mauritiana expression of the cytoplasmic incompatibility phenotype is determined by the bacterial strain and that D. mauritiana harbors a neutral strain of Wolbachia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Multiple Mariner transposons in flatworms and hydras are related to those of insects
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champalgn 61801, USA
    J Hered 88:195-201. 1997
    ..Twenty other invertebrates representing the major phyla did not appear to have mariners of these kinds in their genomes...
  30. pmc Sympatric ecological speciation meets pyrosequencing: sampling the transcriptome of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella
    Dietmar Schwarz
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S, Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:633. 2009
    ..To maximize transcript diversity we created and sequenced separate libraries from larvae, pupae, adult heads, and headless adult bodies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific horizontal transfer of Wolbachia in Drosophila
    L Boyle
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801
    Science 260:1796-9. 1993
    ..These data suggest that a threshold level of infection is required for normal expression of CI and that host factors help determine the density of the symbiont in the host...
  32. ncbi request reprint Expression of lacunin, a large multidomain extracellular matrix protein, accompanies morphogenesis of epithelial monolayers in Manduca sexta
    J B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 29:883-97. 1999
    ..This rich patchwork of distinct domains probably exerts multiple effects on a variety of cell behaviors associated with the complex phenomenon of epithelial morphogenesis...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Gr family of candidate gustatory and olfactory receptors in the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    Chem Senses 33:79-93. 2008
    ..In particular, most instances of alternative splicing in orthologous loci appear to have evolved after the culicine-anopheline split +/-150 million years ago...
  34. pmc Functional characterization of transcription factor motifs using cross-species comparison across large evolutionary distances
    Jaebum Kim
    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 6:e1000652. 2010
    ..We also apply the framework to find motifs associated with socially regulated gene sets in the honeybee, Apis mellifera, using comparisons with Nasonia, a solitary species, to identify honeybee-specific associations...
  35. pmc Annotated expressed sequence tags and cDNA microarrays for studies of brain and behavior in the honey bee
    Charles W Whitfield
    Department of Entomology and Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Genome Res 12:555-66. 2002
    ..The sequence data described in this paper have been submitted to Genbank data library under accession nos. BI502708-BI517278. The sequences are also available at http://titan.biotec.uiuc.edu/bee/honeybee_project.htm.]..
  36. ncbi request reprint Members of the pogo superfamily of DNA-mediated transposons in the human genome
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 61801, USA
    Mol Gen Genet 252:761-6. 1996
    ..These elements coincide with those described recently as Tigger1 and Tigger2, respectively. These transposons appear to have been active 80-90 Myr ago in the genome of an early primate or primate ancestor...
  37. pmc Evolution of the sugar receptors in insects
    Lauren B Kent
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:41. 2009
    ..We examined the evolution of these SRs within the 12 available Drosophila genome sequences, as well as three mosquito, two moth, and beetle, bee, and wasp genome sequences...
  38. ncbi request reprint Expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins in antennae of the moth Manduca sexta
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Cell Tissue Res 313:321-33. 2003
    ....
  39. pmc The chemoreceptor superfamily in the honey bee, Apis mellifera: expansion of the odorant, but not gustatory, receptor family
    Hugh M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genome Res 16:1395-403. 2006
    ....
  40. pmc Expressed sequence tags from cephalic chemosensory organs of the northern walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis suavis, including a putative canonical odorant receptor
    Karlene M M Ramsdell
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 10:51. 2010
    ..This is the first tephritid OR discovered that might recognize a specific odorant. Other olfactory genes recovered included odorant binding proteins, chemosensory proteins, and putative odorant degrading enzymes...
  41. ncbi request reprint PCR-RFLP identification of Diptera (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae)--a generally applicable method
    Susan T Ratcliffe
    Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:783-5. 2003
    ..Combinations of the restriction enzymes DdeI, HinfI and Sau3AI provided diagnostic bands for identification of the ten species from three families of Diptera (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pteropsin: a vertebrate-like non-visual opsin expressed in the honey bee brain
    Rodrigo A Velarde
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:1367-77. 2005
    ..Insect pteropsin might be orthologous to a ciliary opsin recently described from the annelid Platynereis, and therefore represents the presence of this vertebrate-like light-detecting system in insects...
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessment of parasitism of house fly and stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae by pteromalid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) parasitoids using a polymerase chain reaction assay
    Susan T Ratcliffe
    Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    J Med Entomol 39:52-60. 2002
    ..Three puparia collected in 1997 produced double PCR bands that corresponded to PCR band sizes of Muscidifurax spp. and Spalangia sp., possibly indicating multiple parasitism or hyperparasitism...
  44. ncbi request reprint Functional CpG methylation system in a social insect
    Ying Wang
    Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Science 314:645-7. 2006
    ..The honey bee provides an opportunity to study the roles of methylation in social contexts...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neutral evolution of ten types of mariner transposons in the genomes of Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae
    David J Witherspoon
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urban Champaign, 320 Morrill Hall, Mc118, 505 South Goodwin, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Mol Evol 56:751-69. 2003
    ..1 subsitutions/site. This high rate of DNA deletion may explain the compact nature of the nematode genome...
  46. pmc Factors affecting transposition of the Himar1 mariner transposon in vitro
    D J Lampe
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Genetics 149:179-87. 1998
    ..A noticeable bias in target site usage suggests a preference for insertion into bent or bendable DNA sequences rather than any specific nucleotide sequences beyond the TA target site...
  47. pmc The role of Wolbachia bacteria in reproductive incompatibilities and hybrid zones of Diabrotica beetles and Gryllus crickets
    R Giordano
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94:11439-44. 1997
    ..Given that Wolbachia infections are relatively common in insects, it is likely that other insect hybrid zones may be influenced by infections with Wolbachia...
  48. pmc Modified P elements that mimic the P cytotype in Drosophila melanogaster
    H M Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801
    Genetics 123:815-24. 1989
    ..Unlike P cytotype, however, there was no reciprocal cross effect in the inheritance of repression...
  49. doi request reprint Neonate silkworm (Bombyx mori) larvae are attracted to mulberry (Morus alba) leaves with conspecific feeding damage
    Allison C Mooney
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:552-9. 2009
    ..These odors will be used in future in vitro studies to determine whether they activate larval-specific odorant receptors...
  50. doi request reprint A candidate pheromone receptor and two odorant receptors of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta
    Harland M Patch
    Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Chem Senses 34:305-16. 2009
    ..sexta antennae. RT-PCR and qRT-PCR show that this receptor is expressed only in male and female antennae. These are the first ORs, including a putative pheromone receptor, to be described from M. sexta...
  51. pmc A new member of the GM130 golgin subfamily is expressed in the optic lobe anlagen of the metamorphosing brain of Manduca sexta
    Chiou Miin Wang
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Sci 3:35. 2003
    ..Abundant expression of Ms-golgin80 in neuroblasts and ganglion mother cells and its reduced expression in the neuronal progeny of these cells suggest that this protein may be involved in the maintenance of the proliferative state...
  52. pmc A honey bee odorant receptor for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid
    Kevin W Wanner
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:14383-8. 2007
    ..We did not observe any responses of the other three Ors to any of the eight QRP pheromone components, suggesting 9-ODA is the only QRP component that also acts as a long-distance sex pheromone...
  53. pmc Molecular and phylogenetic analyses reveal mammalian-like clockwork in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and shed new light on the molecular evolution of the circadian clock
    Elad B Rubin
    Department of Evolution, Systematics, and Ecology, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Genome Res 16:1352-65. 2006
    ..These findings illustrate a previously unappreciated diversity of insect clockwork and raise critical questions concerning the evolution and functional significance of species-specific variation in molecular clockwork...
  54. doi request reprint The red flour beetle's large nose: an expanded odorant receptor gene family in Tribolium castaneum
    Patamarerk Engsontia
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:387-97. 2008
    ..The substantial number of Ors poses the question of why Tribolium has such a large olfactory receptor repertoire, and underlines the need for more studies of the natural history of this species...
  55. doi request reprint The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum
    Stephen Richards
    Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Nature 452:949-55. 2008
    ..Systemic RNA interference in T. castaneum functions differently from that in Caenorhabditis elegans, but nevertheless offers similar power for the elucidation of gene function and identification of targets for selective insect control...
  56. ncbi request reprint G protein-coupled receptors in Anopheles gambiae
    Catherine A Hill
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
    Science 298:176-8. 2002
    ..Examples of lineage-specific gene expansions were observed as well as a single instance of unusually high sequence conservation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Recent horizontal transfer of mellifera subfamily mariner transposons into insect lineages representing four different orders shows that selection acts only during horizontal transfer
    David J Lampe
    Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University
    Mol Biol Evol 20:554-62. 2003
    ....
  58. pmc Adaptive evolution in the SRZ chemoreceptor families of Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae
    James H Thomas
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 91895, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:4476-81. 2005
    ..We interpret these results as indicating that the srz family is under positive selection, probably driven by ligand binding...
  59. ncbi request reprint Drosophila N-cadherin functions in the first stage of the two-stage layer-selection process of R7 photoreceptor afferents
    Chun Yuan Ting
    Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Development 132:953-63. 2005
    ..We propose that Ncad isoforms do not form an adhesion code; rather, they provide permissive adhesion between R7 growth cones and their temporary targets...

Research Grants7

  1. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..It will also reveal how occasionally particular copies of transposons can become integral parts of their host genetic complements. ..
  2. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..It will also reveal how occasionally particular copies of transposons can become integral parts of their host genetic complements. ..
  3. MARINER TRANSPOSONS OF MAMMALS
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..It will also reveal how occasionally particular copies of transposons can become integral parts of their host genetic complements. ..
  4. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This work will also contribute to our overall understanding of the molecular basis of chemoreception in insects and other animals. ..
  5. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This work will also contribute to our overall understanding of the molecular basis of chemoreception in insects and other animals. ..
  6. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This work will also contribute to our overall understanding of the molecular basis of chemoreception in insects and other animals. ..
  7. Gustatory and olfactory receptors of Anopheles gambiae
    Hugh Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This work will also contribute to our overall understanding of the molecular basis of chemoreception in insects and other animals. ..