Nasonia Genome Project

Nasonia Genome Companion Papers

Insect Molecular Biology

Brown, Susan. 2010.  The Nasonia genome sequence: Finding gems in the jewel (wasp) box. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1)v-vii.

de Graaf, Dirk,, Marleen Brunain, Bieke Scharlaken, Nico Peiren, Bart Devreese, Chris Desjardins, Jack Werren, and Frans J. Jacobs. 2010. Two novel proteins expressed by the venom glands of Apis mellifera and Nasonia vitripennis share an ancient C1q-like domain. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1):1-10.

de Graaf, Dirk, Maarten Aerts, Marleen Brunain, Chris Desjardins, Frans J. Jacobs, John H. Werren and Bart Devreese. 2010. Insights into the venom composition of the ectoparasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis from bioinformatics and proteomic studies. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1):11-26.

Viljakeaninen, Lumi,  Deodoro C.S.G. Oliveira, John H. Werren and Susanta Behura. 2010.  Transfers of mitochondrial DNA to the nuclear genome in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 27-36.

Stage, Deb and Tom Eickbush  2010. Maintenance of multiple lineages of R1 and R2 retrotransposable elements in the ribosomal RNA gene loci of Nasonia.   Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1):37-48.

Behura, Susantha K., John H Werren, David W. Severson. 2010. Comparative analysis of nuclear tRNA genes of Nasonia vitripennis and Apis mellifera. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 49-58.

Wilkes, T., A.C. Darby, J. Choi, J.K. Colbourne, J.H. Werren, and G.D.D. Hurst.  2010. The draft genome sequence of Arsenophonus nasoniae, son-killer bacterium of Nasonia vitripennis, reveals genes associated with virulence and symbiosis.  Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 59-73.

Darby, Alistair C., Jutin Choi, Timothy Wilkes, John H Werren, Gregory D.D. Hurst and  John K. Colbourne. 2010. Characteristics of the Arsenophonus nasoniae genome; son-killer bacterium of the wasp nasonia. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1):75-89.

Pannebakker, Bart, Oliver Niehuis,  A. Ann Hedley, Juergen Gadau & David M. Shuker. 2010. The distribution of microsatellites in the Nasonia parasitoid wasp genome. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 91-98.

Oliveira, Deodoro C.S.G , Wayne B. Hunter, Julienne Ng, Christopher A. Desjardins, Phat M. Dang, John H. Werren. 2010. Data mining cDNAs reveals 3 new ssRNA viruses in Nasonia (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 99-107.

Keller, Desplan, Rosenberg. 2010. Identification and characterisation of Nasonia Pax genes. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 109-120.

Hugh Robertson, Kevin Wanner, Juergen Gadau, Sinha Suarabha, Peng Shi, et al. 2010.  The insect chemoreceptor superfamily of the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 121-136.

Cristino, Alexandre S.,  Francis M. F. Nunes, Angel R. Barchuk, Valéria M. Coelho, Zilá L. P. Simões and Márcia M. G. Bitondi. 2010. Organization, evolution and transcriptional profile of hexamerin genes of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 137–146.

Oakeshott, Johnson, Berenbaum, Ranson, Cristino and Claudianos. 2010. Metabolic enzymes associated with Xenobiotic and chemosensory responses in Nasonia. Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 147-163.

Schurko, Andrew M., Danielle J. Mazur  & John M. Logsdon, Jr.  2010. Inventory and phylogenomic distribution of meiotic genes in Nasonia vitripennis and among diverse arthropods.  Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 165-180.

Munoz-Torres Monica et al (Jeanne Severson, John Werren, Chris Saski, Barbara Blackmon. 2010. Development of bacterial artificial chromosome library resources for parasitoid Hymenoptera (Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti: Pteromalidae). Insect Mol. Biol. 19(S1): 181-187.


Andrew K. Jones, Agata N. Bera, Kristin Lees and David B. Sattelle 2010. The cys-loop ligand-gated ion channel gene superfamily of the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.97.

David W. Loehlin, Laramy S. Enders and John H. Werren. 2010. Evolution of sex-specific wing shape at the widerwing locus in four species of Nasonia.  Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.146.

Christopher A Desjardins, Francisco Perfectti, Jeremy D Bartos, Laramy S Enders, and John H Werren. 2010. The genetic basis of interspecies host preference differences in the model parasitoid Nasonia.  Heredity.

Rhitoban Raychoudhury, Christopher A Desjardins,  Jan Buellesbach, David W Loehlin, Bernd K Grillenberger, Leo Beukeboom, Thomas Schmitt and J H Werren. 2010. Behavioural and Genetic Characteristics of a New Species of Nasonia.  Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.145.

Michael E. Clark, F. Patrick O'Hara, Ankur Chawla & John H. Werren. 2010.  Behavioural and spermatogenic hybrid male breakdown in Nasonia. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.147.

Beukeboom, L.W., O. Niehuis, B.A Pannebakker, T. Koevoets, J.D. Gibson, D.M. Shuker, L. van de Zande and J. Gadau. 2010. A comparison of recombination frequencies in intraspecific versus interspecific mapping populations of Nasonia.   Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.185.

Joshua D. Gibson, Oliver Niehuis, Brian C. Verrelli, Jürgen Gadau. 2010. Contrasting patterns of selective constraints in nuclear encoded genes of the oxidative phosphorylation pathway in holometabolous insects and their possible role in hybrid breakdown in Nasonia. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.172.

Rhitoban Raychoudhury, Bernd K. Grillenberger, Jürgen Gadau, R. Bijlsma, Louis van de Zande, John H. Werren, Leo W. Beukeboom. 2010. Phylogeography of Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera) indicates a mitochondrial-Wolbachia sweep in North America.  Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.160.

Other Companion Papers

Brendan G. Hunt, Stefan Wyder, Navin Elango, John H. Werren, Evgeny M. Zdobnov,  Soojin V. Yi1, Michael A. D. Goodisman. 2010. Sociality is linked to rates of protein evolution in a highly social insect. Mol Biol. Evol. doi:10.1093/molbev/msp225 .

Niehuis O, Gibson JD, Rosenberg MS, Pannebakker BA, Koevoets T, Judson AK, Desjardins CA, Kennedy K, Duggan D, Beukeboom LW, van de Zande L, Shuker DM, Werren JH, Gadau J (2010): Recombination and its impact on the genome of the haplodiploid parasitoid wasp Nasonia.  PLoS One doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008597.

Loehlin, D.W., D.C.S.G Oliveira, R. Edwards, J.D. Giebel, M.E. Clark, M.V. Cattani, L. van de Zande, E. Verhulst, L.W. Beukeboom, M. Munoz-Torres, and J.H. Werren. 2010. Non-coding Changes Cause Sex-specific Wing Size Differences Between Closely Related Species of Nasonia. PLoS Genetics doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000821.

Wolschin F, Gadau J (2009). Deciphering proteomic signatures of early diapause in Nasonia. PLoS One 4(7): e6394

Kim, J., R. Cunningham, B. James, S. Wyder, J.D. Gibson, O. Niehuis, E.M. Zdobnov, H.M. Robertson, G.E. Robinson, J.H. Werren, and S. Sinha.  2010. Functional Characterization of Transcription Factor Motifs Using Cross-species Comparison across Large Evolutionary Distances. PLoS Computational Biology 6(1):e1000652.


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