Sample Publications from the Unit

  • Nelson-Sathi, et al., (2014). Origins of major archaeal clades correspond to gene acquisitions from bacteria.Nature In Press
  • McInerney, et al., (2014). The hybrid nature of the Eukaryota and a consilient view of life on Earth.Nature Reviews Microbiology doi:10.1038/nrmicro3271.[pdf]
  • Liu et al., (2014) Population Genomics Reveal Recent Speciation and Rapid Evolutionary Adaptation in Polar Bears. Cell , 157(4) 785 – 794. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.054 [pdf]
  • Alvarez-Ponce, et al., (2013). Gene similarity networks provide new tools for understanding eukaryote origins and evolution.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211371110.[pdf]
  • Nelson-Sathi, et al., (2012) Acquisition of 1,000 eubacterial genes physiologically transformed a methanogen at the origin of Haloarchaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109 (50) 20537-20542 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209119109.[pdf]
  • Feuda, et al., (2012) Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109:(46) 18868-18872 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204609109 [pdf]
  • Bapteste et al., (2012). Evolutionary analyses of non-genealogical bonds produced by introgressive descent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109:(45) 18266-18272 doi:10.1073/pnas.1206541109.
  • Erwin et al., (2011) The Cambrian Conundrum: Early Divergence and Later Ecological Success in the Early History of Animals. Science Vol. 334 (6059) pp. 1091-1097. DOI: 10.1126/science.1206375 [link]
  • Campbell et al., (2011) MicroRNAs and phylogenomics resolve the relationships of Tardigrada and suggest that velvet worms are the sister group of Arthropoda. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1105499108 [link].
  • Cotton, J.A., and McInerney, J.O. (2010) Eukaryotic genes of archaebacterial origin are more important than the more numerous eubacterial genes, irrespective of function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:40 17252-17255. [link]
  • Butler et al., (2009) Evolution of pathogenicity and sexual reproduction in eight Candida genomes. Nature. 459(7247):657-662. [link]
  • McInerney, J.O. and Pisani, D (2007) Genetics: Paradigm for Life. Science 318:1390-1391. [link]
  • Kinsella et al., (2003). Fatty acid biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Lateral gene transfer, adaptive evolution and gene duplication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 100, 10320-10325. [link]
  • McInerney, J.O. (1998). Replicational and Transcriptional Selection on Codon Usage in Borrelia burgdorferi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA: 95 10698-10703. [link]

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Phylogenetics Summer Course 2014

The next instalment of our Phylogenetics summer course will take place from August 31st to September 5th, 2014.

Funding

The Research Unit has been generously funded by the European Molecular Biology Organisation, The Wellcome Trust, The Health Research Board, Science Foundation Ireland and the National University of Ireland Maynooth.