Antonis Rokas

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Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The origins of multicellularity and the early history of the genetic toolkit for animal development
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Annu Rev Genet 42:235-51. 2008
  2. pmc Evaluating ortholog prediction algorithms in a yeast model clade
    Leonidas Salichos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e18755. 2011
  3. pmc Horizontal transfer and death of a fungal secondary metabolic gene cluster
    Matthew A Campbell
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
    Genome Biol Evol 4:289-93. 2012
  4. pmc Two different secondary metabolism gene clusters occupied the same ancestral locus in fungal dermatophytes of the arthrodermataceae
    Han Zhang
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e41903. 2012
  5. pmc Assessing the genome-wide effect of promoter region tandem repeat natural variation on gene expression
    Martha H Elmore
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    G3 (Bethesda) 2:1643-9. 2012
  6. pmc What can comparative genomics tell us about species concepts in the genus Aspergillus?
    A Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Nashville, TN 37235, U S A
    Stud Mycol 59:11-7. 2007
  7. pmc Evaluating rare amino acid substitutions (RGC_CAMs) in a yeast model clade
    Kenneth Polzin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92213. 2014
  8. pmc Transcriptome of the adult female malaria mosquito vector Anopheles albimanus
    Jesus Martinez-Barnetche
    Centro De Investigacion sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    BMC Genomics 13:207. 2012
  9. pmc The diverse applications of RNA-seq for functional genomic studies in Aspergillus fumigatus
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1273:25-34. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional rewiring: the proof is in the eating
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B 351634, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R626-8. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint The origins of multicellularity and the early history of the genetic toolkit for animal development
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Annu Rev Genet 42:235-51. 2008
    ..Emerging data favor a model of gradual assembly, with components originating and diversifying at different time points prior to or shortly after the origin of animals...
  2. pmc Evaluating ortholog prediction algorithms in a yeast model clade
    Leonidas Salichos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e18755. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Horizontal transfer and death of a fungal secondary metabolic gene cluster
    Matthew A Campbell
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
    Genome Biol Evol 4:289-93. 2012
    ..cinerea. Thus, in addition to novel metabolism, horizontal transfer of wholesale metabolic gene clusters might also be contributing novel regulation...
  4. pmc Two different secondary metabolism gene clusters occupied the same ancestral locus in fungal dermatophytes of the arthrodermataceae
    Han Zhang
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e41903. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Assessing the genome-wide effect of promoter region tandem repeat natural variation on gene expression
    Martha H Elmore
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    G3 (Bethesda) 2:1643-9. 2012
    ..Although in some cases TR polymorphisms do contribute to transcript abundance variation, these results argue that at least in this case, TRs might not be major modulators of variation in phenotype...
  6. pmc What can comparative genomics tell us about species concepts in the genus Aspergillus?
    A Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Nashville, TN 37235, U S A
    Stud Mycol 59:11-7. 2007
    ....
  7. pmc Evaluating rare amino acid substitutions (RGC_CAMs) in a yeast model clade
    Kenneth Polzin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92213. 2014
    ..These results suggest that RGC_CAM substitutions possess a strong phylogenetic signal and are useful markers for phylogenetic inference despite their rarity. ..
  8. pmc Transcriptome of the adult female malaria mosquito vector Anopheles albimanus
    Jesus Martinez-Barnetche
    Centro De Investigacion sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    BMC Genomics 13:207. 2012
    ..To better understand the biological basis of malaria transmission and to develop novel and effective means of vector control, there is a need to explore the mosquito biology beyond the An. gambiae complex...
  9. pmc The diverse applications of RNA-seq for functional genomic studies in Aspergillus fumigatus
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1273:25-34. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate the utility and potential of RNA-seq for functional genomics studies in A. fumigatus and other fungal human pathogens...
  10. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional rewiring: the proof is in the eating
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B 351634, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R626-8. 2007
    ..Analysis of the galactose genetic pathway in Candida albicans and comparison with the classical pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have revealed remarkable differences in its regulation in the two yeasts...
  11. doi request reprint The molecular origins of multicellular transitions
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 18:472-8. 2008
    ..The study of these toolkit proteins in a unicellular context has begun yielding insights into their ancestral functions and how they were coopted for multicellular development...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of domestication on the fungal proteome
    Antonis Rokas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B 351634, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Trends Genet 25:60-3. 2009
    ..oryzae lineage were lower than those in the wild sister lineage Aspergillus flavus. The patterns of genetic change observed in human-mediated domestication of animals and plants might not be typical in domesticated fungi...
  13. doi request reprint Harnessing genomics for evolutionary insights
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 35 1634, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:192-200. 2009
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Genomics. Lining up to avoid bias
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 35 1634, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Science 319:416-7. 2008
  15. pmc Global transcriptome changes underlying colony growth in the opportunistic human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
    John G Gibbons
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 11:68-78. 2012
    ..These results add valuable insight into the genetics of biofilm formation in A. fumigatus and other filamentous fungi and identify many relevant, in the context of biofilm biology, candidate genes for downstream functional experiments...
  16. pmc Blood meal-induced changes to antennal transcriptome profiles reveal shifts in odor sensitivities in Anopheles gambiae
    David C Rinker
    Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8260-5. 2013
    ..Moreover, these results demonstrate that highly quantitative, RNAseq transcript abundance data can be successfully integrated with functional data to generate testable hypotheses...
  17. doi request reprint Comparative and functional characterization of intragenic tandem repeats in 10 Aspergillus genomes
    John G Gibbons
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 26:591-602. 2009
    ..Fungal ITRs likely participate in a variety of developmental processes and cell-surface-associated functions, suggesting that their contribution to fungal lifestyle and evolution may be more general than previously assumed...
  18. doi request reprint Benchmarking next-generation transcriptome sequencing for functional and evolutionary genomics
    John G Gibbons
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 26:2731-44. 2009
    ....
  19. pmc Multiple GAL pathway gene clusters evolved independently and by different mechanisms in fungi
    Jason C Slot
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10136-41. 2010
    ..These results suggest that clustering of metabolic genes might facilitate fungal adaptation to changing environments both through the acquisition and loss of metabolic capacities...
  20. pmc The evolutionary imprint of domestication on genome variation and function of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae
    John G Gibbons
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Curr Biol 22:1403-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest that whereas animal and plant domestication was largely driven by Neolithic "genetic tinkering" of developmental pathways, microbe domestication was driven by extensive remodeling of metabolism...
  21. ncbi request reprint The diversity and evolution of circadian clock proteins in fungi
    Leonidas Salichos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 35 1634, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Mycologia 102:269-78. 2010
    ....
  22. pmc Phylogenetic and transcriptomic analysis of chemosensory receptors in a pair of divergent ant species reveals sex-specific signatures of odor coding
    Xiaofan Zhou
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002930. 2012
    ..Our findings represent an important advance toward understanding the molecular basis of social interactions and the differential chemical ecologies among ant species...
  23. ncbi request reprint Repeated loss of an anciently horizontally transferred gene cluster in Botrytis
    Matthew A Campbell
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B 351364, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, and University of Hawaii at Manoa, Botany Department, 3190 Maile Way, Room 101, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
    Mycologia 105:1126-34. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Inferring ancient divergences requires genes with strong phylogenetic signals
    Leonidas Salichos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Nature 497:327-31. 2013
    ....
  25. doi request reprint The ASP3 locus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae originated by horizontal gene transfer from Wickerhamomyces
    Garrett P League
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    FEMS Yeast Res 12:859-63. 2012
    ..Our finding that the ASP3 locus in S. cerevisiae originated via HGT further highlights the importance of gene sharing between yeasts in the evolution of their remarkable metabolic diversity...
  26. pmc Transcriptome-wide analysis of small RNA expression in early zebrafish development
    Chunyao Wei
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    RNA 18:915-29. 2012
    ..Beside miRNAs, we also identified a large and unexpectedly diverse set of piRNAs expressed during early development...
  27. pmc The molecular evolution of the p120-catenin subfamily and its functional associations
    Robert H Carnahan
    Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15747. 2010
    ..In vertebrates, p120 is essential in regulating surface expression and stability of all classical cadherins, and directly interacts with Kaiso, a BTB/ZF family transcription factor...
  28. pmc The fumagillin gene cluster, an example of hundreds of genes under veA control in Aspergillus fumigatus
    Sourabh Dhingra
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77147. 2013
    ..The results in this study argue that veA is a global regulator of secondary metabolism in A. fumigatus, and that veA may be a conduit via which chemical development is coupled to morphological development and other cellular processes. ..
  29. pmc Antennal transcriptome profiles of anopheline mosquitoes reveal human host olfactory specialization in Anopheles gambiae
    David C Rinker
    Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    BMC Genomics 14:749. 2013
    ....
  30. pmc Physical linkage of metabolic genes in fungi is an adaptation against the accumulation of toxic intermediate compounds
    Kriston L McGary
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:11481-6. 2013
    ..We submit that the structure of synteny in metabolic pathways of fungi is a signature of selection for protection against the accumulation of toxic metabolic intermediates. ..
  31. pmc Non-productive DNA damage binding by DNA glycosylase-like protein Mag2 from Schizosaccharomyces pombe
    Suraj Adhikary
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    DNA Repair (Amst) 12:196-204. 2013
    ..This work provides novel insight into the chemical and physical determinants by which the HhH glycosylases engage DNA in a catalytically productive manner...
  32. doi request reprint Horizontal transfer of a large and highly toxic secondary metabolic gene cluster between fungi
    Jason C Slot
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Curr Biol 21:134-9. 2011
    ..paperflick:..
  33. pmc Transcriptome profiling of chemosensory appendages in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae reveals tissue- and sex-specific signatures of odor coding
    R Jason Pitts
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    BMC Genomics 12:271. 2011
    ..gambiae...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of high-throughput sequencing data pathologies
    Xiaofan Zhou
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 37235, USA
    Mol Ecol 23:1679-700. 2014
    ....
  35. pmc Ecology drives the distribution of specialized tyrosine metabolism modules in fungi
    George H Greene
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
    Genome Biol Evol 6:121-32. 2014
    ..These results suggest that the distribution of specialized tyrosine metabolism modules is influenced by both the ecology and phylogeny of fungal species. ..
  36. pmc The function and evolution of the Aspergillus genome
    John G Gibbons
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Trends Microbiol 21:14-22. 2013
    ..Many of these insights dramatically expand our knowledge of fungal and microbial eukaryote genome evolution and function and argue that Aspergillus constitutes a superb model clade for the study of functional and comparative genomics...
  37. pmc Non-optimal codon usage is a mechanism to achieve circadian clock conditionality
    Yao Xu
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Nature 495:116-20. 2013
    ..Our work also challenges the long-standing view of directional selection towards optimal codons, and provides a key example of natural selection against optimal codons to achieve adaptive responses to environmental changes...
  38. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of protein sequence data using the Randomized Axelerated Maximum Likelihood (RAXML) Program
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Curr Protoc Mol Biol . 2011
    ..This unit provides a brief review of the principles of phylogenetic analysis and describes several different standard phylogenetic analyses of protein sequence data using the RAXML (Randomized Axelerated Maximum Likelihood) Program...
  39. pmc Complete bacteriophage transfer in a bacterial endosymbiont (Wolbachia) determined by targeted genome capture
    Bethany N Kent
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Genome Biol Evol 3:209-18. 2011
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  40. doi request reprint From gene-scale to genome-scale phylogenetics: the data flood in, but the challenges remain
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 422:1-12. 2008
    ..Devising strategies to ameliorate the effect of such challenges on sequence evolution will be critical to the success of current efforts to reconstruct the tree of life...
  41. ncbi request reprint Frequent and widespread parallel evolution of protein sequences
    Antonis Rokas
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:1943-53. 2008
    ....
  42. pmc Recurrent tissue-specific mtDNA mutations are common in humans
    David C Samuels
    Center for Human Genetics Research, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003929. 2013
    ..The most parsimonious explanation of the data is that these frequently repeated mutations experience tissue-specific positive selection, probably through replication advantage. ..
  43. doi request reprint Functional divergence for every paralog
    Patricia S Soria
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
    Mol Biol Evol 31:984-92. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that redundancy is a rare functional fate for retained paralogs and that FD cannot be fully captured by measures at any single phenotypic level. ..
  44. ncbi request reprint Novel information theory-based measures for quantifying incongruence among phylogenetic trees
    Leonidas Salichos
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
    Mol Biol Evol 31:1261-71. 2014
    ..All four measures are implemented and freely available in version 8.0.0 and subsequent versions of the widely used program RAxML. ..
  45. pmc Putting pleiotropy and selection into context defines a new paradigm for interpreting genetic data
    Irene M Predazzi
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 6:299-307. 2013
    ..We studied patterns of selection in this gene, in humans and nonhuman primates, to determine whether variable selection can lead to conflicting results in cardiovascular disease association studies...
  46. pmc Evidence for genetic differentiation and variable recombination rates among Dutch populations of the opportunistic human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
    Corne H W Klaassen
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Weg door Jonkerbos 100, 6532 SZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol 21:57-70. 2012
    ..fumigatus populations and are probably shaping the evolutionary dynamics of drug resistance in this potentially deadly pathogen...
  47. ncbi request reprint Genome-scale approaches to resolving incongruence in molecular phylogenies
    Antonis Rokas
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, R M Bock Laboratories, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Nature 425:798-804. 2003
    ..These results have important implications for resolving branches of the tree of life...
  48. pmc Parallel inactivation of multiple GAL pathway genes and ecological diversification in yeasts
    Chris Todd Hittinger
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Laboratories of Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:14144-9. 2004
    ..Inactivated genes may generally serve as markers of specific functions made dispensable by recent adaptive shifts...
  49. ncbi request reprint More genes or more taxa? The relative contribution of gene number and taxon number to phylogenetic accuracy
    Antonis Rokas
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1337-44. 2005
    ..We conclude that, for typical data sets, the number of genes utilized may be a more important determinant of phylogenetic accuracy than taxon number...
  50. ncbi request reprint Evolution: different paths to the same end
    Antonis Rokas
    Nature 443:401-2. 2006
  51. ncbi request reprint Genomics. Genomics and the tree of life
    Antonis Rokas
    Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Microbial Genome Analysis and Annotation, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Science 313:1897-9. 2006
  52. pmc Dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome evolution
    Kalai Mathee
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, School of Computing and Information Sciences, College of Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3100-5. 2008
    ..Consequently, this organism can survive in a wide range of environmental reservoirs that can serve as sources of the infecting organisms...
  53. ncbi request reprint Bayesian estimation of concordance among gene trees
    Cecile Ane
    Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:412-26. 2007
    ..We demonstrate the method on a set of 106 genes from 8 yeast species...
  54. pmc Bushes in the tree of life
    Antonis Rokas
    PLoS Biol 4:e352. 2006
  55. pmc The genome of the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis and the origin of metazoans
    Nicole King
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Nature 451:783-8. 2008
    ..The completion of the M. brevicollis genome allows us to reconstruct with increasing resolution the genomic changes that accompanied the origin of metazoans...
  56. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary shifts between host oak sections and host-plant organs in Andricus gallwasps
    James M Cook
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Evolution 56:1821-30. 2002
    ..However, there are only so many ways to gall an oak, and rare shifts to new oak sections may contribute greatly to long-term diversification by opening up whole new adaptive zones...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lifecycle closure, lineage sorting, and hybridization revealed in a phylogenetic analysis of European oak gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) using mitochondrial sequence data
    Antonis Rokas
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, Ashworth Laboratories, West Mains Road, King s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:36-45. 2003
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  58. ncbi request reprint Evidence for widespread cryptic sexual generations in apparently purely asexual Andricus gallwasps
    Graham N Stone
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biology, The King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:652-65. 2008
    ..We confirm cryptic sexual generations in a total of 11 Andricus species, suggesting that secondary loss of sex is rare in Andricus...
  59. ncbi request reprint Conflicting phylogenetic signals at the base of the metazoan tree
    Antonis Rokas
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 1596, USA
    Evol Dev 5:346-59. 2003
    ..These factors raise concerns about the ability to resolve the phylogenetic history of animals with molecular sequences. A consensus view of animal evolution may require investigations of genome-scale characters...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comparing bootstrap and posterior probability values in the four-taxon case
    Michael P Cummings
    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2119 A V Williams, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Syst Biol 52:477-87. 2003
    ..Our results also suggest that extrapolations from single topology branch-length studies are unlikely to provide any general conclusions regarding the relationship between bootstrap and posterior probability values...
  61. ncbi request reprint A maximum-likelihood analysis of eight phylogenetic markers in gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae): implications for insect phylogenetic studies
    Antonis Rokas
    Institute of Cell, Animal, and Population Biology, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:206-19. 2002
    ..In contrast, the 18S rDNA marker is likely to be useful for the resolution of above-family-level relationships...
  62. ncbi request reprint Out of Anatolia: longitudinal gradients in genetic diversity support an eastern origin for a circum-Mediterranean oak gallwasp Andricus quercustozae
    Antonis Rokas
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, King s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:2153-74. 2003
    ..Although Iberian populations show the lowest diversity for putatively selectively neutral markers, they have colonized a new oak host and represent a genetically and biologically discrete entity within the species...
  63. ncbi request reprint The phylogeographical clade trade: tracing the impact of human-mediated dispersal on the colonization of northern Europe by the oak gallwasp Andricus kollari
    Graham N Stone
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences, The King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:2768-81. 2007
    ..The strong spatial patterning in genetic diversity observed between different regions of northern Europe, and between sites in the UK, is compatible with leptokurtic models of population establishment...
  64. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal range expansion and cryptic eastern species in the western Palaearctic oak gallwasp, Andricus coriarius
    Richard J Challis
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences, The King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:2103-14. 2007
    ..One of the three lineages gave rise to all European populations, and range expansion from a putative Eastern origin to the present distribution is predicted to have occurred around 1.6 mya...
  65. ncbi request reprint Animal evolution and the molecular signature of radiations compressed in time
    Antonis Rokas
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, R M Bock Labs, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Science 310:1933-8. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Regulation of body pigmentation by the Abdominal-B Hox protein and its gain and loss in Drosophila evolution
    Sangyun Jeong
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Cell 125:1387-99. 2006
    ..These results demonstrate how Hox regulation of traits and target genes is gained and lost at the species level and have general implications for the evolution of body form at higher taxonomic levels...
  67. ncbi request reprint Repeated morphological evolution through cis-regulatory changes in a pleiotropic gene
    Benjamin Prud'homme
    University of Wisconsin and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bock Laboratories, 1525 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Nature 440:1050-3. 2006
    ..These results demonstrate how the functional diversification of the modular CREs of pleiotropic genes contributes to evolutionary novelty and the independent evolution of morphological similarities...