Evolutionary Genomics of Sex

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Peer-reviewed publications
26). W-J Ma, M Rovatsos. Sex chromosome evolution: the remarkable diversity in the evolutionary rates and mechanisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. In press (IF=2.516, citation=0)

25). W-J Ma, K. Brunsell, E. Knoles, MM. Schoaib, RL Unckless (2022). Hoisted with his own petard: how sex-ratio meiotic drive in Drosophila affinis creates resistance alleles that limit its spread. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. In press PDF [DOI] (IF=2.516, citation=0)

24). W-J Ma, P Veltsos (2021). The diversity and evolution of sex chromosomes in frogs. Genes 12: 483. PDF [DOI](IF=4.141, citations=17)

23). W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, X Li, E Geyverink, SY Anvar, P Veltsos, T Schwander, L van de Zande, LW Beukeboom. (2021). A single QTL with large effect is associated with female functional virginity in an asexual parasitoid wasp. Molecular Ecology 30: 1979-1992. PDF [DOI] (IF=6.131, citations=6)
doi: 10.1111/mec.15863

22). W-J Ma, F Carpentier, T Giraud, M Hood. (2020). Differential gene expression between fungal mating types is associated with sequence degenerationGenome Biology and Evolution 12:234-258 PDF [DOI] (IF=3.726, citations=8)

21). FE Hartmann*, W-J Ma*. (2020). Digest: Climate plays margical role for homomorphic sex chromosome differentiation in common frogs. *Equal contribution. Evolution 74: 690-693. PDF [DOI] (IF=4.201, citations=2).

20). Veltsos, N Rodrigues, T Studer, W-J Ma, R Sermier, J Leuenberger, N Perrin. (2020). No evidence that Y-chromosome differentiation affects male fitness in a Swiss population of common frogs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 401-409. PDF [DOI] (IF=2.792, citations=11)

19). FE Hartmann, RC Rodríguez de la Vega, P Gladieux, W-J Ma, ME Hood, T Giraud. (2019). Higher gene flow in sex-related chromosomes than in autosomes during fungal divergence. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz252  Molecular Biology and Evolution 37: 668-682. PDF [DOI] (IF=14.797, citations=16) 

18). W-J Ma, L Santos del Blanco, JR Pannell. (2019).A new biological species in the Mercurialis annua polyploid complex: functional divergence  inflorescence morphology and hybrid sterility. Annals of Botany 124: 165-178. PDF  [DOI(IF=4.041, citations=4)

17). W-J Ma, P Veltsos, R Sermier, D Parker, N Perrin. (2018). Evolutionary and developmental dynamics of sex-biased gene expressions in the common frogs with proto-Y chromosomes. Genome Biology 19: 156. (IF=13.214, citations=27)   PDF   [DOI]

16). DL Jeffries, G Lavanchy, R Sermier, MJ. Sredl, I Miura, A Borzée, LN Barrow, D Canestrelli, P-A Crochet, C Dufresnes, J Fu, W-J Ma, C Macías Garcia, K Ghali, AG Nicieza, RP O’Donnell, N Rodrigues, A Romano, Í Martínez-Solano, I Stepanyan, S Zumbach, A Bresfold, N Perrin. (2018). A rapid rate of sex-chromosome turnover and non-random transitions in true frogs. Nature Communications 9: 4088. (IF=11.880, citations=132)  PDF  [DOI]

15). W-J Ma*, P Veltsos*, M Toups*, R Sermier, DL Jeffries, N Perrin. (2018). Tissue specificity and dynamics of sex-biased gene expression in a common frog population with differentiated sex chromosomes. Genes 9: 294. (* co-first authors).  (IF=4.141, citations=25)  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI]

14). N Rodrigues, T Studer, C Dufresnes, W-J Ma, P Veltsos, N Perrin. (2017). Dmrt1 polymorphism and sex chromosome differentiation in Rana temporaria. Molecular Ecology 26: 4897-4905.  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI](IF=6.131, citations=30)

13). W-J Ma, T Schwander. (2017). Patterns and mechanisms in instances of endosymbiont-induced parthenogenesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 868-888.  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=2.792, citations=84)

12). W-J Ma, N Rodrigues, R Sermier,A Brelsford, N Perrin. (2016). Dmrt1 polymorphism covaries with sex-determination patterns in Rana temporaria. Ecology and Evolution 30: 5107-5117.  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=2.537, citation=24)

11). W-J Ma, JR Pannell. (2016). Separate sexes are a double turnoff in melons. Current Biology 26: R171-174.    PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI](IF=9.193, citation=11)

10). W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, L van de Zande, T Schwander, B Wertheim, LW Beukeboom. (2015). Diploid males support a two-step mechanism for endosymbiont-induced thelytoky in a parasitoid wasp. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 84.  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=3.027, citation=44)

9). W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, LW Beukeboom, T Schwander, L van de Zande. (2014).Genetics of decayed sexual traits in a parasitoid wasp with endosymbiont-induced parthenogenesis. Heredity 113: 424-431. PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=3.801, citation=16)

8). W-J Ma, B Kuijper, JG de Boer, L van de Zande, LW Beukeboom, B Wertheim, BA Pannebakker. (2013). Absence of complementary sex determination in the parasitoid wasp genus Asobara (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 8: e60458.  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=2.776, citation=21)

7). W-J Ma, F Vavre, LW Beukeboom. (2013). Manipulation of arthropod sex determination by endosymbionts: diversity and molecular mechanisms. Sexual Development 8: 59-73. DOI:10.1159/000357024.   PDF [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=2.250, citation=53)

6). W-J Ma, D-R Yang, Y-Q Peng. (2009). Disturbance effects on community structure of fig wasp in Ficus tinctoriain Xishuangbanna, China: implication for the fig/fig wasp mutualism. Insect Science 16: 417-424.    PDF  [WoS]  [DOI(IF=2.71, citation=8)

5). W-J Ma, F-P Zhang, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang (2009). Comparison of style length and reproduction success in Ficus of different breeding systems. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 33: 911-918.  PDF  [DOI(IF=2.541, citation=4)

4). W-J Ma, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang, J-M Guan. (2009). Coevolution of reproductive characteristics in three dioecious fig species and their pollinator wasps. Symbiosis 49: 87-94.  PDF  [DOI(IF=2.009, citation=10)

3). W-J Ma, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang. (2009). Variation of reproduction success in Ficus tinctoria and the implication in fig evolution. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Yunnan Insect Society: 139-145.  [DOI]

PhD thesis and chapter

2). W-J Ma. (2014). Evolutionary Genetics of Wolbachia-induced Parthenogenesis in the Parasitoid Asobara japonica: Sex Determination and Sexual Decay. PhD thesis.University of Groningen. The Netherlands.  PDF Part1  PDF Part2  [DOI] (citation=3)

1). E Geuverink, M van Leussen, W-J Ma, LW Beukeboom, L van de Zande. (2017). Identification, sex-specific splicing and maternal provision of transformerand transformer-2 in arrhenotokous and Wolbachia-infected thelytokous Asobara japonica.Chapter 6. Parental and Endosymbiont Effects on Sex Determination in Haplodiploid Wasps-Who is in Control? PhD thesis (E. Geuverink). University of Groningen, The Netherlands.  PDF  [DOI]