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Dr. Esther Betrán - Publications

Gallach, M. and E. Betrán. 2011. Intralocus sexual conflict resolved through gene duplication. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. In press.

Gallach, M., C. Chandrasekaran, and Betrán, E. 2010. Analyses of nuclearly encoded mitochondrial genes suggest gene duplication as a mechanism for resolving intralocus sexually antagonistic conflict in Drosophila. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2: 835-850.

Quezada-Diaz, J.E., T. Muliyil, J. Río, and E. Betrán. 2010. Drcd-1 related: a positively selected spermatogenesis retrogene in Drosophila. Genetica. 138 (9-10): 925-937.

Tracy, C., J. Río, M. Motiwale, S. Christensen, and E. Betrán. 2010. Convergently Recruited Nuclear Transport Retrogenes are Male Biased in Expression and Evolving Under Positive Selection in Drosophila. Genetics. 184: 1067-1076.

Sorourian, M. and E. Betrán. 2010. Turnover and lineage specific broadening of transcription start site in a testis specific retrogene. Fly. Volume 4, Issue 1, 3-11.

Bai, Y, C. Casola, and E. Betrán. 2009. Quality of regulatory elements in Drosophila retrogenes. Genomics. 93, 1, 83-89.

Chandrasekaran, C. and E. Betrán. 2008. Origins of new genes and pseudogenes. Nature Education 1(1).

Yongsheng Bai, Claudio Casola, and Esther Betrán. 2008. Evolutionary origin of regulatory regions of retrogenes in Drosophila. BMC Genomics, 9:24.

Esther Betrán. 2008. Gene Fusion. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Article Online Posting Date: March 14, 2008

Casola, C, Lawing M., Betrán, E.,C. Feschotte. 2007. PIF-like transposons are common in Drosophila and have been repeatedly domesticated to generate new host genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(8):1872-1888.

Xuhua Xia, Huang Huang, Malisa Carullo, Esther Betrán and Etsuko Moriyama. 2007. Conflict between translation initiation and elongation in vertebrate mitochondrial genomes. PLoS ONE 2(2): e227.

Bai Y, Casola C, Feschotte C and Betrán E. 2007. Comparative Genomics reveals a constant rate of origination and convergent acquisition of functional retrogenes in Drosophila. Genome Biology , 8(1):R11.

Betrán E.,Y. Bai and M. Motiwale. 2006. Fast protein evolution and germline expression of a Drosophila parental gene and its young retroposed paralog. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(11):2191-2202.

International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium (including E. Betrán). 2004. Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature 432, 695 - 716.

Betrán E., J.J. Emerson, H. Kaessmann, and M. Long. 2004. Sex Chromosomes and male functions: Where Do New Genes Go? Cell Cycle. Jul 5; 3(7). 873-75.

Emerson, J.J., H. Kaessmann, E. Betrán, and M. Long. 2004. Extensive Gene Traffic on the Mammalian X Chromosome. Science 303: 537-540.

Long M., E. Betrán, K. Thornton and W. Wang. 2003. Origin of new genes: glimpses from the young and old. Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 865 -875.

Betrán E. and Long M. 2003. Gene Fusion. In: Cooper (ed.) Nature. Encyclopedia of the Human Genome, vol 2, pp 662-665. London. Nature Publishing Group.

Long, M., M. Deutsch, W. Wang, E. Betrán , F. Brunet and J. Zhang. 2003. Origin of new genes: Results from experimental and computational analysis. Genetica 118 (2-3): 171-182,.

Betrán , E. and Long, M . 2003. Dntf-2r, a young Drosophila retroposed gene with specific male expression under positive Darwinian selection. Genetics, Vol. 164, 977-988.

Betrán E. , K.Thornton, and M. Long. 2002. Retroposed New Genes Out of the X in Drosophila. Genome Research. 12: 1854-1859.

Betrán E. and M. Long. 2002. Expansion of genome coding regions by acquisition of new genes. Genetica. May;115(1):65-80.

Betrán E. , W. Wang, L. Jin and M. Long. 2002. Evolution of the Phosphoglycerate mutase processed gene in human and chimpanze revealing the origin of a new primate gene. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:654-663.

Betrán E. and M. Ashburner. 2000. Duplication, dicistronic transcription and subsequent evolution of the Alcohol dehydrogenase and Alcohol dehydrogenase related genes in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17:1344-1352.

González, J., E. Betrán, M. Ashburner and A. Ruiz. 2000. Molecular organization of the Drosophila melanogaster Adh chromosomal region in D. repleta and D. buzzatii, two distantly related species of the Drosophila subgenus. Chromosome Research 8(5):375-385.

Betrán E., M. Santos and A. Ruiz. 1998. Antagonistic pleiotropic effect of second- chromosome inversions on body size and early life-history traits in Drosophila buzzatii. Evolution 52(11): 144-154.

Navarro A., E. Betrán, A. Barbadilla and A. Ruiz. 1997. Recombination and gene flux caused by gene conversion and by crossing over in inversion system. Genetics 146: 695-709.

Betrán, E. ,J. Rozas, A. Navarro and A. Barbadilla. 1997. The estimation of the number and length distribution of gene conversion tracts from population DNA sequence data. Genetics 146: 89-99.

Navarro, A., E. Betrán, C. Zapata and A. Ruiz. 1996. Dynamics of gametic disequilibria between loci linked to chromosome inversions. The recombination-redistributing effect of inversions. Genetical Research 67: 67-76.

Betrán, E., J. E. Quezada-Díaz, A Ruiz, M Santos and A. Fontdevila. 1995. The evolutionary history of Drosophila buzzatii. XXXII. Linkage disequilibrium between allozymes and chromosome inversions in two colonizing populations. Heredity 74 188-199.