J. R. Powell Publications 2007-2010

Green: Aedes aegypti
Blue: Galápagos tortoises
Black: Anopheles
Red: Drosophila


1. Slotman, M. A., N. B. Kelly, L. C. Harrington, S. Kittahwee, J. W. Jones, T. W. Scott, A. Caccone, and J. R. Powell. 2007. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for studies of Aedes aegypti (Diptera:Culicidae), the vector of dengue and yellow fever. Molecular Ecology Notes 7:168-171.

2. Russello, M. A., C. Hyseni, J. P. Gibbs, S. Cruz, C. Marquez, W. Tapia, P. Velensky, J. R. Powell, and A. Caccone. 2007 Lineage identification of Galápagos tortoises in captivity worldwide. Animal Conservation 10:304-311.

3. Milinkovitch, M. C., D. Monteyne, M. Russello, J. P. Gibbs, H. L. Snell, W. Tapia, C. Marquez, A. Caccone, and J. R. Powell. 2007. Giant Galápagos tortoises: Molecular genetic analyis of a repatriation program of an endangered taxon. BMC Ecology 7:2.

4. Russello, M. A., L. B. Behereharay, J. P. Gibbs, T. Fritts, N. Havill, J. R. Powell and A. Caccone. 2007 Lonesome George is not alone among Galápagos tortoises. Current Biology 17:R317-R318.

5. Schielke, E., C. Costantini, G. Carchini, N’F. Sagnon, J. R. Powell, and A. Caccone. 2007. Development of a molecular assay to detect predation on Anopheles gambiae complex larval stages. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77:461-466.

6. Vicario, S., E. N. Moriyama, and J. R. Powell. 2007. Codon usage in twelve species of Drosophila. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:226.

7. Slotman, M. A., A. Parmakelis, J. C. Marshall, P. Awono-Ambene, C. Antonio-Nkondjio, F. Simard, A. Caccone and J. R. Powell. 2007. Patterns of selection in anti-malarial immune genes in malaria vectors: evidence for adaptive evolution in LRIM1 in Anopheles arabiensis. PloS One 8:e793.

8. Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium. Evolution of genes and genomes in the context of the Drosophila phylogeny. 2007. Nature 450:203-218.


9. Parmakelis, A., M. A. Russello, A. Caccone, C. B. Marcondes, J. Costa, O. P. Forattini, M. A. M. Sallum, R. C. Wilkerson, and J. R. Powell. 2008. Historical analysis of a near disaster: Anopheles gambiae in Brazil. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 78:176-178.

10. Manoukis, N., J. R. Powell, M. B. Touré, A. Sacko, F. E. Edillo, S. F. Traoré, C. E. Taylor, and N. J. Besansky. 2008. A test of the chromosomal theory of ecotypic speciation in Anopheles gambiae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105:2940-2945.

11. Parmakelis, A., M. A. Slotman, J. C. Marshall, P. H. Awono-Ambene, C. Antonio-Nkondjio, F. Simard, A. Caccone, and J. R. Powell. 2008. The molecular evolution of four anti-malarial immune genes in the Anopheles gambiae species complex. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:79.

12. Vicario, S., C. E. Mason, K. P. White, and J. R. Powell. 2008. Developmental stage and level of codon usage bias in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25:2269-2277.

13. Poulakakis, N., S. Glaberman, M. Russello, L. B. Beheregaray, C. Ciofi, J. R. Powell and A. Caccone. 2008. Historical DNA analysis reveals living descendants of an extinct species of Galapagos tortoise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:15464-15469.


14. Ciofi, C., A. Caccone, L. B. Beheregaray, M. C. Milinkovitch, M. Russello, and J. R. Powell. Genetics and conservation on islands: the Galápagos giant tortoise as a case study. 2009. Pages 269-293 IN Population Genetics for Animal Conservation edited by G. Bertorelle, M. W. Bruford, C. Chemini, H. C. Hauffe, and C. Vernesi, Cambridge University Press.

15. Caccone, A. and J. R. Powell. Giant Tortoise: Mapping their genetic past and future. Pp. 98-105 IN Galapagos: Preserving Darwin’s Legacy. Tui de Roy, editor.

16. Russello, M., N. Poulakakis, J. P. Gibbs, W. Tapia, J. R. Powell and A. Caccone. 2009. Ex situ conservation in crisis: An "extinct" species of Galápagos tortoise identified in captivity. PLoS ONE 5:e8683..


17. Powell, A. M., M. Scott, and J. R. Powell. 2010. Phenotypic plasticity across 50 MY of evolution: Drosophila wing size and temperature. J. Insect Physiol. 56:380-382..

18. Parmakelis, A., M. Moustaka, N. Poulakakis, C. Louis, M. Slotman, J. Marshall, P. Awono-ambene, C. Antonio-Nkondjio, F. Simard, A. Caccone, and J. R. Powell. 2010. Anopheles immune genes and amino acid sites evolving under the effect of positive selection. PLoS ONE 26 Jan 2010/10.1371/journal.pone.0008885.

19. Chiari, Y., K. Dion, J. Colborn, A. Parmakelis, and J. R. Powell. 2010. On the possible role of tRNA base modifications in the evolution of codon usage: Queuosine and Drosophila. J. Mol. Evol., 70:339-345.

20. Powell, J. R., K. Dion, R. Garrick, M Papaceit, M. Aguadé, and S. Vicario. 2010. Non-recombining genes in a recombination environment: The Drosophila "dot" chromosome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, in press.

21. Brown, J. E. C. S. McBride, P. Johnson, S. Ritchie, C. Paupy, H. Bossin, I. Fernandez-Salas, M. Sylla, A. Ponlawat, A. J. Cornel, W. C. Black, N. Gorrochotegui-Escalante, L. Urdaneta-Marquez, M. Slotman, C. Walker, J. R. Powell. Worldwide patterns of genetic differentiation imply multiple "domestications" of Aedes aegypti, a major vector of human diseases. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology, in press.


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