Publications

Journal articles

Robinson, HA, Pinharanda, A, Bensasson, D. 2016 “Summer Temperature Can Predict the Distribution of Wild Yeast Populations.” Ecology and Evolution 6 (4) 1236–50. doi:10.1002/ece3.1919.

Almeida, P, Barbosa, R., Zalar, P, Imanishi, Y, Shimizu, K, Turchetti B, Legras J-L, Marta, S, Dequin, S, Couloux, A, Guy, J, Bensasson, D, Gonçalves, P, Sampaio, JP. 2015 “A Population Genomics Insight into the Mediterranean Origins of Wine Yeast Domestication.” Molecular Ecology 24 (21) 5412–27. doi:10.1111/mec.13341.

Carr, M, Bensasson, D, Bergman C.M. 2012 “Evolutionary genomics of transposable elements in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” PLoS ONE. 7 (11) e50978.

Bensasson, D. 2011 “Evidence for a high mutation rate at rapidly evolving yeast centromeres”. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11 211.

Liti, G., Carter D.M., Moses A.M., Warringer J., Parts L, James S.A., Davey R.P., Roberts I.N., Burt A., Koufopanou V., Tsai I.J., Bergman C.M., Bensasson D., et al. 2009 “Population genomics of domestic and wild yeasts”. Nature. 458 337-341.

Bensasson, D., Zarowiecki, M.Z., Burt A. and Koufopanou V. 2008 “Rapid centromere evolution in budding yeast in the absence of meiotic drive”. Genetics. 178(4) 2161-2167.

Tsai, I.J., Bensasson D, Burt, A., Koufopanou V. 2008 “Population genomics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus: Quantifying the life cycle“. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 105(12) 4957-4962.

Nielsen K.M., Johnsen P., Bensasson D, Dafonchio D. 2007 “Release and persistence of extracellular DNA in the environment“. Environmental Biosafety Research. 6 37-53.

Bergman C.M. and Bensasson, D. 2007 “Recent LTR retrotransposon insertion contrasts with waves of non-LTR insertion since speciation in D. melanogaster”. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 104(27) 11340-11345.

Martin F.N., Bensasson D, Tyler, B., Boore, J.L. 2007 “Mitochondrial genome sequences and comparative genomics of Phytophthora ramorum and P. sojae”. Current Genetics. 51(5) 285-296.

Keller, I., Bensasson, D., Nichols, R.A. 2007 “Transition-transversion bias is not universal: a counter example from grasshopper pseudogenes”. PLoS Genetics. 3(2) e22.

Tyler B.M., Tripathy S., Zhang X. Dehal, P. Rays H.Y.J., Aerts, A. Arredondo, F.D., Baxter, L., Bensasson D., et al. 2006 “Phytophthora genome sequences uncover evolutionary origins and mechanisms of pathogenesis.” Science 313 1261-1266.

Belshaw R, & Bensasson D. 2006 “The rise and falls of introns”. Heredity. 96 208-213.

Bensasson, D., Boore, J. L., & Nielsen, K.M. 2004 “Genes without frontiers?” Heredity 92 483-489.

Bensasson, D., Feldman, M.W., & Petrov, D.A. 2003 “Rates of DNA duplication and mtDNA insertion in the human genome” J. Mol. Evol. 57(3) 343-354

Petrov, D.A., Aminetzach, Y.T., Davis, J.C., Bensasson, D., Hirsh, A.E. 2003 “Size matters: non-LTR retrotransposable elements and ectopic recombination in Drosophila”. Mol. Biol. Evol. 20(5) 880-892.

Bensasson, D., Zhang, D-X., Hartl, D.L., Hewitt, G.M. 2001 “Mitochondrial pseudogenes: evolution’s misplaced witnesses”. Trends Ecol. Evol. 16(6) 314-321.

Bensasson, D., Petrov, D.A., Zhang, D-X., Hartl, D.L., Hewitt, G.M. 2001 “Genomic gigantism: DNA loss is slow in mountain grasshoppers.” Mol. Biol. Evol. 18(2) 246-253.

Bensasson, D., Zhang, D-X. & Hewitt, G.M. 2000 “Frequent assimilation of mitochondrial DNA by grasshopper nuclear genomes.” Mol. Biol. Evol. 17(3) 406-415.

Easier reading

Article on wine yeast genomes for Planet Earth magazine here

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