Willie J Swanson

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Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pervasive adaptive evolution in mammalian fertilization proteins
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:18-20. 2003
  2. pmc Evolutionary expressed sequence tag analysis of Drosophila female reproductive tracts identifies genes subjected to positive selection
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7730, USA
    Genetics 168:1457-65. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Adaptive evolution of genes and gene families
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 13:617-22. 2003
  4. pmc Sex peptide and the sperm effect in Drosophila melanogaster
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9643-4. 2003
  5. pmc ZP domain proteins in the abalone egg coat include a paralog of VERL under positive selection that binds lysin and 18-kDa sperm proteins
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 27:193-203. 2010
  6. pmc Proteomic discovery of previously unannotated, rapidly evolving seminal fluid genes in Drosophila
    Geoffrey D Findlay
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 5065, USA
    Genome Res 19:886-96. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Proteomics enhances evolutionary and functional analysis of reproductive proteins
    Geoffrey D Findlay
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195 5065, USA
    Bioessays 32:26-36. 2010
  8. pmc Molecular evolution and population genetic analysis of candidate female reproductive genes in Drosophila
    Tami M Panhuis
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Genetics 173:2039-47. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Duplication and selection on abalone sperm lysin in an allopatric population
    Nathaniel L Clark
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2081-90. 2007
  10. pmc Duplicate abalone egg coat proteins bind sperm lysin similarly, but evolve oppositely, consistent with molecular mimicry at fertilization
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003287. 2013

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Pervasive adaptive evolution in mammalian fertilization proteins
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:18-20. 2003
    ..This is a more refined test of positive selection than the previous LRTs which only identified if there was a class of sites with a d(N)/d(S) ratio >1 but did not test if that ratio was significantly greater than one...
  2. pmc Evolutionary expressed sequence tag analysis of Drosophila female reproductive tracts identifies genes subjected to positive selection
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7730, USA
    Genetics 168:1457-65. 2004
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  3. ncbi request reprint Adaptive evolution of genes and gene families
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 13:617-22. 2003
    ..The use of comparative genomics to identify adaptive evolution is resulting in predictions of functionally important genes and gene regions. However, the selective pressure driving the adaptive evolution of most genes remains mysterious...
  4. pmc Sex peptide and the sperm effect in Drosophila melanogaster
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9643-4. 2003
  5. pmc ZP domain proteins in the abalone egg coat include a paralog of VERL under positive selection that binds lysin and 18-kDa sperm proteins
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 27:193-203. 2010
    ..This work identifies an egg coat paralog of VERL under positive selection and the candidate sperm proteins with which it may interact during abalone fertilization...
  6. pmc Proteomic discovery of previously unannotated, rapidly evolving seminal fluid genes in Drosophila
    Geoffrey D Findlay
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 5065, USA
    Genome Res 19:886-96. 2009
    ..Our data demonstrate the utility of applying proteomic gene discovery methods to a specific biological process and provide a more complete picture of the molecules that are critical to reproductive success in Drosophila...
  7. doi request reprint Proteomics enhances evolutionary and functional analysis of reproductive proteins
    Geoffrey D Findlay
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195 5065, USA
    Bioessays 32:26-36. 2010
    ..Finally, we describe molecular and genomic tools for functional analysis and detail how evolutionary data may be used to make predictions about interactions among reproductive proteins...
  8. pmc Molecular evolution and population genetic analysis of candidate female reproductive genes in Drosophila
    Tami M Panhuis
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Genetics 173:2039-47. 2006
    ..We discuss our results in light of potential function as well as interaction with male reproductive proteins...
  9. ncbi request reprint Duplication and selection on abalone sperm lysin in an allopatric population
    Nathaniel L Clark
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:2081-90. 2007
    ..The presence of multiple, rapidly evolving lysin genes in H. tuberculata presents an opportunity to study the early stages of diversification of a protein whose function is well understood...
  10. pmc Duplicate abalone egg coat proteins bind sperm lysin similarly, but evolve oppositely, consistent with molecular mimicry at fertilization
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003287. 2013
    ..We describe a model of sexual conflict that can recreate this pattern of anti-correlated evolution by assuming that VEZP14 acts as a VERL mimic, reducing the intensity of sexual conflict and slowing the co-evolution of lysin and VERL...
  11. pmc The molecular basis of sex: linking yeast to human
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 28:1963-6. 2011
    ..6-1 billion years of evolution, functionally essential domains of a mollusc sperm receptor and a yeast mating protein adopt the same 3D fold as egg zona pellucida proteins mediating the binding between gametes in humans...
  12. pmc Molecular population genetics of the gene encoding the human fertilization protein zonadhesin reveals rapid adaptive evolution
    Joe Gasper
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 79:820-30. 2006
    ..Finally, we observe adaptive evolution in haplotypes segregating for a frameshift mutation that was previously thought to indicate that ZAN was a potential pseudogene...
  13. doi request reprint Mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing reveal an abundant and rapidly evolving abalone sperm protein
    Melody R Palmer
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 5065, USA
    Mol Reprod Dev 80:460-5. 2013
    ..Our genomic and proteomic characterization of abalone fertilization resulted in the identification of interesting, novel peptides that have eluded detection in this important model system for 20 years...
  14. doi request reprint Oyster sperm bindin is a combinatorial fucose lectin with remarkable intra-species diversity
    Stevan A Springer
    Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Int J Dev Biol 52:759-68. 2008
    ..In experimental conditions oyster eggs have poor polyspermy blocks, and bindin diversity could be an evolutionary response by sperm to match egg receptors that have diversified to avoid being fertilized by multiple sperm...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adaptive evolution in an avian reproductive protein: ZP3
    Jennifer D Calkins
    Department of Genome Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Mol Evol 65:555-63. 2007
    ..Clearly, the inclusion of bird species in the study of reproductive proteins across taxa promises to add greatly to the discussion of the factors driving the widespread phenomenon of adaptive evolution in reproductive proteins...
  16. pmc Evidence of amino acid diversity-enhancing selection within humans and among primates at the candidate sperm-receptor gene PKDREJ
    David Hamm
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98915 7730, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 81:44-52. 2007
    ..It remains unknown whether there are functional differences associated with these diverse alleles, but their existence could have consequences for human fertility...
  17. pmc Dietary change and adaptive evolution of enamelin in humans and among primates
    Joanna L Kelley
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Genetics 178:1595-603. 2008
    ..We hypothesize that among primate species the evolved differences in tooth enamel thickness are correlated with the adaptive evolution of enamelin...
  18. pmc Proteomics reveals novel Drosophila seminal fluid proteins transferred at mating
    Geoffrey D Findlay
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Biol 6:e178. 2008
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  19. pmc Detecting coevolution through allelic association between physically unlinked loci
    Rori V Rohlfs
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 86:674-85. 2010
    ..The observation of this selection is surprising, but reasonable in the highly selected system of fertilization. If confirmed, this sort of selection provides an exception to the paradigm of chromosomal independent assortment...
  20. doi request reprint Evolution of the egg: new findings and challenges
    Katrina G Claw
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 5065, USA
    Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 13:109-25. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint Functional diversification and evolution of antifreeze proteins in the antarctic fish Lycodichthys dearborni
    Joanna L Kelley
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Mol Evol 71:111-8. 2010
    ..Our molecular evolution study shows that paralogs have diverged under positive selection. We hypothesize that antifreeze protein diversity is an important contributor to depressing the serum freezing point...
  22. pmc Targeted resequencing of two genes, RAGE and POLL, confirms findings from a genome-wide scan for adaptive evolution and provides evidence for positive selection in additional populations
    Joanna L Kelley
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 18:779-84. 2009
    ..In addition to confirming the signatures of selection from the genome-wide scan, direct resequencing reveals more extensive patterns of selection than the genotype data...
  23. pmc Rapid evolution of reproductive proteins in abalone and Drosophila
    Tami M Panhuis
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, PO Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:261-8. 2006
    ..We conclude that the key to distinguishing between sexual conflict and other mechanisms of protein evolution will be an integration of genetic, experimental and theoretical data...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evolution of reproductive proteins from animals and plants
    Nathaniel L Clark
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, USA
    Reproduction 131:11-22. 2006
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  25. pmc Selection on plant male function genes identifies candidates for reproductive isolation of yellow monkeyflowers
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003965. 2013
    ..Our work demonstrates how powerful proteomic and genomic tools can be readily adapted to non-traditional model systems, allowing for genome-wide screens towards the goal of identifying the molecular basis of genetically complex traits. ..
  26. pmc Trans genomic capture and sequencing of primate exomes reveals new targets of positive selection
    Renee D George
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Genome Res 21:1686-94. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate the power of second-generation sequencing in comparative genomics and greatly expand the repertoire of available primate coding sequences...
  27. pmc Rapidly evolving zona pellucida domain proteins are a major component of the vitelline envelope of abalone eggs
    Jan E Aagaard
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:17302-7. 2006
    ..This work provides further evidence of the prominence of ZP proteins as constituents of the egg coat, as well as the prominent role of positive selection in diversification of these reproductive proteins...
  28. pmc Adaptive evolution in rodent seminal vesicle secretion proteins
    Robert C Karn
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2301-10. 2008
    ..We propose that the most likely explanation of the adaptive evolution of Svs7 that we have observed in rodents and primates stems from an important function in sperm competition...
  29. pmc Pervasive adaptive evolution in primate seminal proteins
    Nathaniel L Clark
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    PLoS Genet 1:e35. 2005
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  30. pmc Positive selection within a diatom species acts on putative protein interactions and transcriptional regulation
    Julie A Koester
    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 30:422-34. 2013
    ..pseudonana with their associated phenotypes and selective forces...
  31. doi request reprint Beyond the phenotypic gambit: molecular behavioural ecology and the evolution of genetic architecture
    Stevan A Springer
    Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:2240-57. 2011
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  32. ncbi request reprint TRPV6 exhibits unusual patterns of polymorphism and divergence in worldwide populations
    Joshua M Akey
    Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7730, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 15:2106-13. 2006
    ..These data strongly suggest that the TRPV6 haplotype defined by the derived alleles at C157R, M378V and M681T conferred a selective advantage that varied spatially, and perhaps temporally, during human history...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Identification and comparative analysis of accessory gland proteins in Orthoptera
    W Evan Braswell
    Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA
    Genome 49:1069-80. 2006
    ..Despite rapid nucleotide sequence divergence, there appears to be functional conservation of protein classes among Drosophila and cricket taxa...
  35. ncbi request reprint Positive darwinian selection promotes heterogeneity among members of the antifreeze protein multigene family
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Mol Evol 54:403-10. 2002
    ..The selective agent may be related to efficient binding to diverse ice surfaces or some other aspect of AFP function...
  36. ncbi request reprint Full-length sequence of VERL, the egg vitelline envelope receptor for abalone sperm lysin
    Blanca E Galindo
    Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0202, USA
    Gene 288:111-7. 2002
    ..Curiously, comparisons of repeats from other species shows that repeats 1 and 2 of red abalone VERL have not been subjected to concerted evolution since the divergence of the red species from the other six California species...
  37. ncbi request reprint A test for faster X evolution in Drosophila
    Andrea J Betancourt
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1816-9. 2002
  38. pmc Positive selection in the egg receptor for abalone sperm lysin
    Blanca E Galindo
    Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0202, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:4639-43. 2003
    ..The result of this continuous coevolution of the gamete recognition system could be the splitting of one population into two that are reproductively isolated (speciation)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Codon-substitution models to detect adaptive evolution that account for heterogeneous selective pressures among site classes
    Ziheng Yang
    Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 19:49-57. 2002
    ..The analysis demonstrates the utility of the fixed-sites models, as well as the power of previous random-sites models, which do not use the prior information to partition sites...
  40. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of accessory gland proteins and sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster populations from Evolution Canyon
    Tami M Panhuis
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Evolution 57:2785-91. 2003
    ..We discuss our results in light of the discrepancies that have been published on this enigmatic D. melanogaster system from Evolution Canyon...
  41. ncbi request reprint The rapid evolution of reproductive proteins
    Willie J Swanson
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 3:137-44. 2002
    ..Sequence comparisons and functional studies are beginning to show the extent to which the rapid divergence of reproductive proteins is involved in the speciation process...
  42. pmc Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection
    Scott V Edwards
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6550-7. 2005
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  43. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of seminal proteins in field crickets
    Jose A Andrés
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 23:1574-84. 2006
    ..In spite of the contrasting characteristics of the Drosophila and Gryllus mating systems, the mean selection parameter omega and the proportion of loci estimated to be affected by positive selection are very similar...
  44. pmc Gene duplication and adaptive evolution of digestive proteases in Drosophila arizonae female reproductive tracts
    Erin S Kelleher
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 3:e148. 2007
    ..Additionally, pervasive gene duplication, adaptive evolution, and rapid acquisition of a novel digestive function by the female reproductive tract points to a novel coevolutionary mechanism of ejaculate-female interaction...
  45. ncbi request reprint Positive selection in the carbohydrate recognition domains of sea urchin sperm receptor for egg jelly (suREJ) proteins
    Silvia A Mah
    Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:533-41. 2005
    ..This is the first demonstration of positive selection in CRDs and is another example of positive selection acting on the evolution of gamete-recognition proteins...
  46. ncbi request reprint A perforin-like protein from a marine mollusk
    Silvia A Mah
    Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0202, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 316:468-75. 2004
    ..The alpha-helices of abMpeg1 are amphipathic as are those of perforin. The conservation among abMpeg1, mammalian Mpeg1, and Epcs50 shows that Mpeg1 proteins represent a novel, ancient protein family of probable immunological function...