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In Review and Revision
(Authors in BOLD are from the Meisel lab)

Delclos PJ, Adhikari K, Hassan O, Oderhowho AA, Sriskantharajah V, Trinh T, Meisel RP. A conserved trans regulatory loop involving an odorant binding protein controls male mating behavior in flies.



Peer Reviewed Publications
(Authors in BOLD are from the Meisel lab)

McKenna CH, Asgari D, Crippen TL, Zheng L, Sherman RA, Tomberlin JK, Meisel RP, Tarone AM (in press). Gene expression in Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larvae exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii identifies shared and microbe-specific induction of immune genes. Insect Mol Biol

Adhikari K, Son JH, Rensink AH, Jaweria J, Bopp D, Beukeboom L, Meisel RP (in press). Temperature-dependent effects of house fly proto-Y chromosomes on gene expression. Mol Ecol[FULL TEXT]

Delclos PJ, Adhikari K, Hassan O, Cambric JE, Matuk AG, Presley RI, Tran J, Sriskantharajah V, Meisel RP (2021). Thermal tolerance and preference are both consistent with the clinal distribution of house fly proto-Y chromosomes. Evol Lett

Meisel RP (2021). The maintenance of polygenic sex determination depends on the dominance of fitness effects which are predictive of the role of sexual antagonism G3 In press

Olafson PU, Aksoy S, Attardo GM, Buckmeier G, Chen X, Coates CJ, Davis M, Dykema JT, Emrich SJ, Friedrich M, Holmes CJ, Ioannidis P, Jansen EN, Jennings EC, Lawson D, Martinson EO, Maslen GL, Meisel RP, Murphy TD, Nayduch D, Nelson DR, Oyen KJ, Raszick TJ, Ribeiro JMC, Robertson HM, Rosendale AJ, Sackton TB, Swiger SL, Sze S-H, Tarone AM, Taylor DB, Warren WC, Waterhouse RM, Weirauch MT, Werren JH, Wilson RK, Zdobnov EM, Benoit JB (2021). Functional genomics of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, reveals mechanisms underlying reproduction, host interactions, and novel targets for pest control BMC Biol 19: 41

Ayoola AO, Zhang B-L, Meisel RP, Nneji LM, Shao Y, Morenikeji OB, Adeola AC, Ng'ang'a SI, Ogunjemite BG, Okeyoyin AO, Roos C, Wu D-D (2021). Population genomics reveals incipient speciation, introgression, and adaptation in the African mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona). Mol Biol Evol 38: 876-890

Son JH, Meisel RP (2021). Gene-level, but not chromosome-wide, divergence between a very young house fly proto-Y chromosome and its homologous proto-X chromosome. Mol Biol Evol 38: 606-618

Meisel RP (2020). Evolution of sex determination and sex chromosomes: A novel alternative paradigm. BioEssays 42: 1900212 [Highlight by Tariq Ezaz] [PDF]

Meisel RP, Olafson PU, Adhikari K, Guerrero FD, Konganti K, Benoit JB (2020). Sex chromosome evolution in muscid flies. G3 10: 1341-1352.

Meisel RP, Delclos PJ, Wexler JR (2019). The X chromosome of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, is homologous to a fly X chromosome despite 400 million years divergence. BMC Biol 17: 100

Son JH, Kohlbrenner T, Heinze S, Beukeboom L, Bopp D, Meisel RP (2019). Minimal effects of proto-Y chromosomes on house fly gene expression in spite of evidence that selection maintains stable polygenic sex determination. Genetics 213: 313-327

Attardo GM, Abd-Alla AMM, Acosta-Serrano A, Allen JE, Bateta R, Benoit J, Bourtzis K, Caers J, Caljon G, Christensen MB, Farrow DW, Friedrich M, Hua-Van A, Jennings EC, Larkin DM, Lawson D, Lehane MJ, Lenis VP, Lowy-Gallego E, Macharia RW, Malacrida AR, Marco HG, Masiga D, Maslen GL, Matetovici I, Meisel RP, Meki I, Michalkova V, Miller WJ, Minx P, Mireji PO, Ometto L, Parker AG, Rio R, Rose C, Rosendale AJ, Rota Stabelli O, Savini G, Schoofs L, Scolari F, Swain MT, Takac P, Tomlinson C, Tsiamis G, Van Den Abbeele J, Vigneron A, Wang J, Warren WC, Waterhouse RM, Weirauch MT, Weiss BL, Wilson RK, Zhao X, Aksoy S. (2019) Comparative genomic analysis of six Glossina genomes, vectors of African trypanosomes Genome Biol 20: 187

Meisel RP, Scott JG (2018). Using genomic data to study insecticide resistance in the house fly, Musca domestica. Pest Biochem Physiol 151: 76-81 [PDF]

Meisel RP (2018). Sexual conflict and the maintenance of genetic variation in natural populations. Mol Ecol 27: 3569-3571

Oguntuase BO, Ogunjemite BG, Meisel RP (2018). Morphometric and genetic differentiation among populations of flat-headed cusimanse (Crossarchus platycephalus) in Nigeria. Ecol Evol 8: 7228-7235

Hart MLI, Vu BL, Bolden Q, Chen KT, Oakes CL, Zoronjic L, Meisel RP (2018). Genes relocated between Drosophila chromosome arms evolve under relaxed selective constraints relative to non-relocated genes. J Mol Evol 86:340-352 [PDF]

Meisel RP, Gonzales CA, Luu H (2017). The House Fly Y Chromosome is Young and Minimally Differentiated from its Ancient X Chromosome Partner. Genome Res 27:1417-1426 [PDF]

Tomberlin JK, Crippen TL, Tarone AM, Chaudhury MFB, Singh B, Cammack JA, Meisel RP (2017). A Review of Bacterial Interactions with Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of Medical, Veterinary, and Forensic Importance. Ann Entomol Soc Am 110:19-36

Meisel RP, Davey T, Son JH, Gerry AC, Shono T, Scott JG (2016). Is Multifactorial Sex Determination in the House Fly, Musca domestica (L.), Stable Over Time?. J Hered 107:615-625 [PDF]

Meisel RP, Scott JG, Clark AG (2015). Transcriptome Differences between Alternative Sex Determining Genotypes in the House Fly, Musca domestica. Genome Biol Evol 7:2051-2061

Hamm RL, Meisel RP, Scott JG (2015). The evolving puzzle of autosomal versus Y-linked male determination in Musca domestica. G3 5:371-384

Scott JG, Warren WC, Beukeboom LW, Bopp D, Clark AG, Giers SD, Hediger M, Jones AK, Kasai S, Leichter CA, Li M, Meisel RP, Minx P, Murphy TD, Nelson DR, Reid WR, Rinkevich FD, Robertson HM, Sackton TB, Sattelle DB, Thibaud-Nissen F, Tomlinson C, van de Zande L, Walden KKO, Wilson RK, Liu N (2014). Genome of the house fly (Musca domestica L), a global vector of diseases with adaptations to a septic environment. Genome Biol 15:466

Meisel RP, Connallon T (2013). The faster-X effect: integrating theory and data. Trends Genet 29: 537-544 [PDF]

Meisel RP, Malone JH, Clark AG (2012). Faster-X evolution of gene expression in Drosophila. PLoS Genet 8: e1003013

Meisel RP, Malone JH, Clark AG (2012). Disentangling the relationship between sex-biased gene expression and X-linkage. Genome Res 22: 1255-1265

Meisel RP (2011). Towards a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between sex-biased gene expression and rates of protein coding sequence evolution. Mol Biol Evol 28: 1893-1900

Sartain CV, Cui J, Meisel RP, Wolfner MF (2011). The poly(A) polymerase GLD2 is required for spermatogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Development 138: 1619-1629

Meisel RP (2010). Teaching tree-thinking to undergraduate biology students. Evo Edu Outreach 3: 621-628

Meisel RP, Hilldorfer BB, Koch JL, Lockton S, Schaeffer SW (2010). Adaptive evolution of genes duplicated from the Drosophila pseudoobscura neo-X chromosome. Mol Biol Evol 27: 1963-1978

Meisel RP, Han MV, Hahn MW (2009). A complex suite of forces drives gene traffic from Drosophila X chromosomes. Genome Biol Evol 1: 176-188

Meisel RP (2009). Evolutionary dynamics of recently duplicated genes: selective constraints on diverging paralogs in the Drosophila pseudoobscura genome. J Mol Evol 69: 81-93

Meisel RP (2009). Repeat mediated gene duplication in the Drosophila pseudoobscura genome. Gene 438: 1-7 [PDF]

Meisel RP, Schaeffer SW (2007). Meiotic transmission of Drosophila pseudoobscura chromosomal arrangements. PLoS ONE 2: e530

Richards S, Liu Y, Bettencourt BR, Hradecky P, Letovsky S, Nielsen R, Thornton K, Hubisz MJ, Chen R, Meisel RP, Couronne O, Hua S, Smith MA, Zhang P, Liu J, Bussemaker HJ, van Batenburg MF, Howells SL, Scherer SE, Sodergren E, Matthews BB, Crosby MA, Schroeder AJ, Ortiz-Barrientos D, Rives CM, Metzker ML, Muzny DM, Scott G, Steffen D, Wheeler DA, Worley KC, Havlak P, Durbin KJ, Egan A, Gill R, Hume J, Morgan MB, Miner G, Hamilton C, Huang Y, Waldron L, Verduzco D, Clerc-Blankenburg KP, Dubchak I, Noor MAF, Anderson W, White KP, Clark AG, Schaeffer SW, Gelbart W, Weinstock GM, Gibbs RA (2005). Comparative genome sequencing of Drosophila pseudoobscura: chromosomal, gene, and cis-element evolution. Genome Res 15: 1-18