Publications

E Rozpedowska, L Hellborg, O Ishchuk, F Orhan, S Galafassi, A Merico, M Woolfit, C Compagno & J Piskur. (2011) Parallel evolution of the make-accumulate-consume strategy in Saccharomyces and Dekkera yeasts. Nature Communications 2:302
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Hughes GL, Allsopp PG, Brumbley SM, Woolfit M, McGraw EA, O'Neill SL. (2011) Variable infection frequency and high diversity of multiple strains of Wolbachia in Perkinsiella planhoppers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:2165-2168.
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Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, Woolfit M, Rancès E, Duplouy A, O'Neill SL. (2011) A simple protocol to obtain highly pure Wolbachia endosymbiont DNA for genome sequencing. Journal of Microbiological Methods 84:134-136.
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Prentis PJ, Woolfit M (joint first author), Thomas-Hall SR, Ortiz-Barrientos D, Pavasovic A, Lowe AJ, Schenk PM. (2010) Massively parallel sequencing and analysis of expressed sequence tags in a successful invasive plant. Annals of Botany 106:1009-1017.
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Woolfit M. (2009) Effective population size and the rate and pattern of nucleotide substitution. Biology Letters 5:417-420.
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Evans O, Caragata EP, McMeniman CJ, Woolfit M, Green DC, Williams CR, Franklin CE, O'Neill SL, McGraw EA. (2009) Increased locomotor activity and metabolism of Aedes aegypti infected with a life-shortening strain of Wolbachia pipientis. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:1436-1441.
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Woolfit M, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, McGraw EA and O'Neill SL. (2009) An ancient horizontal gene transfer between mosquito and the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia pipientis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26: 367-374.
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Hellborg L, Woolfit M, Arthursson-Hellborg M and Piskur J. (2008) Complex evolution of the DAL5 transporter family. BMC Genomics 9:164.
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Woolfit M, Rozpedowska E, Piskur J and Wolfe, KH. (2007) Genome survey sequencing of the wine spoilage yeast Dekkera (Brettanomyces) bruxellensis. Eukaryotic Cell 6:721-733.
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Scannell DR, Frank AC, Conant GC, Byrne KP, Woolfit M and Wolfe KH. (2007) Independent sorting-out of thousands of duplicated gene pairs in two yeast species descended from a whole-genome duplication. PNAS 104:8397-8402.
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Eyre-Walker A, Woolfit M and Phelps T (2006) The distribution of fitness effects of deleterious amino acid mutations in humans. Genetics 173:891-900
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Thomas JA, Welch JJ, Woolfit M and Bromham L (2006) There is no universal molecular clock for invertebrates, but rate variation does not scale with body size. PNAS 103:7366-7371.
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Woolfit M and Wolfe K (2005) The gene duplication that greased society's wheels. Nature Genetics 37:566-567.
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Woolfit M and Bromham L (2005) Population size and molecular evolution on islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 272:2277-2282
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Bromham L and Woolfit M (2004) Explosive radiations and the reliability of molecular clocks: island endemic radiations as a test case. Systematic Biology 53:758-766.
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Burrows JM, Bromham L, Woolfit M, Piganeau G, Tellam J, Conolly G, Webb N, Poulsen L, Cooper L, Burrows S, Moss DJ, Haryan SM, Ng M, Nicholls JM and Khanna R. (2004) Selection pressure-driven evolution of the EBV-encoded oncogene, LMP1, in virus isolates from south-east Asia: implications for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Journal of Virology 78:7131-7137.
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Woolfit M and Bromham L (2003) Increased rates of sequence evolution in endosymbiotic bacteria and fungi with small effective population sizes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20:1545-1555.
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Bromham L, Woolfit M, Lee MSY and Rambaut A (2002) Testing the relationship between morphological and molecular rates of change along phylogenies. Evolution 56:1921-1930.
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