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Warnefors, M., Mössinger, K., Halbert, J., Studer, T., VandeBerg, J.L., Lindgren, I., Fallahshahroudi, A., Jensen, P., Kaessmann, H. (2017) Sex-biased microRNA expression in mammals and birds reveals underlying regulatory mechanisms and a role in dosage compensation. Genome Res. (in press).

Marin, R., Cortez, D., Lamanna, F., Pradeepa, M.M., Leushkin, E., Julien, P., Liechti, A., Halbert, J., Brüning, T., Mössinger, K., Trefzer, T., Conrad, C., Kerver, H.N., Wade, J., Tschopp, P., Kaessmann, H. (2017) Convergent origination of a Drosophila-like dosage compensation mechanism in a reptile lineage. Genome Res. (in press).

Guschanski, K., Warnefors, M., and Kaessmann, H. (2017) The evolution of duplicate gene expression in mammalian organs. Genome Res. 27: 1461-1474. URL

Carelli, F.N., Hayakawa, T., Go, Y., Imai, H., Warnefors, M., and Kaessmann, H. (2016) The life history of retrocopies illuminates the evolution of new mammalian genes. Genome Res. 26: 301-314. URL

Wiberg RA, Halligan DL, Ness RW, Necsulea A, Kaessmann H, Keightley PD. (2015) Assessing Recent Selection and Functionality at Long Noncoding RNA Loci in the Mouse Genome. Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 2432-2444. URL

Zimermann, C., Stévant, I., Borel, C., Conne, B., Pitetti, J.L., Calvel, P., Kaessmann, H., Jégou B, Chalmel F, Nef S. (2015) Research resource: the dynamic transcriptional profile of sertoli cells during the progression of spermatogenesis. Mol. Endocrinol. 29: 627-642. URL

Necsulea, A. and Kaessmann, H. (2014) Evolutionary dynamics of coding and noncoding transcriptomes. Nat. Rev. Genet. 5: 734-48. URL

Zimmermann, C., Romero, Y., Warnefors, M., Bilican, A., Borel, C., Smith, L.B., Kotaja, N., Kaessmann, H., and Nef, S. (2014) Germ Cell-Specific Targeting of DICER or DGCR8 reveals a novel role for endo-siRNAs in the progression of mammalian spermatogenesis and male fertility. PLoS One 9: e107023. URL

Warnefors, M., Liechti, A., Halbert, J., Valloton, D., and Kaessmann, H. (2014) Conserved miRNA editing in mammalian evolution, development and disease. Genome Biol. 15: R83. URL

Ettema, T.J., Lindås, A.C., Hjort, K., Poplawski A.B., Kaessmann, H., Grogan, D.W., Kelman, Z., Andersson, A.F., Pelve, E.A., Lundgren, M., and Svärd, S.G. (2014) Rolf Bernander (1956-2014): pioneer of the archaeal cell cycle. Mol. Microbiol. 92: 903-909. URL

Cortez, D., Marin, R., Toledo-Flores, D., Froidevaux, L., Liechti, A., Waters, P.D., Grützner, F., and Kaessmann, H. (2014) Origins and functional evolution of Y chromosomes across mammals. Nature 508: 488-493. URL Cover, News & Views (Nature)

Necsulea, A., Soumillon, M., Warnefors, M., Liechti, A., Daish, T., Zeller, U., Baker, J.C., Grützner, F., and Kaessmann, H. (2014) The evolution of lncRNA repertoires and expression patterns in tetrapods. Nature 505: 635-640. URL

Soumillon, M., Necsulea, A., Weier, M., Brawand, D., Zhang, X., Gu, H., Barthès, P., Kokkinaki, M., Nef, S., Gnirke, A., Dym, M., de Massy, B., Mikkelsen, T.S., and Kaessmann, H. (2013) Cellular source and mechanisms of high transcriptome complexity in the mammalian testis. Cell Rep. 2179-2190. URL

Warnefors, M. and Kaessmann, H. (2013) Evolution of the correlation between expression divergence and protein divergence in mammals. Genome Biol. Evol. 5: 1324-1325. URL

Meunier, J., Lemoine, F., Soumillon, M., Liechti, A., Weier, M., Guschanski, K., Hu, H., Khaitovich, P., and Kaessmann, H. (2013) Birth and expression evolution of mammalian microRNA genes. Genome Res. 23: 34-45. URL

Julien, P., Brawand, D., Soumillon, M., Necsulea, A., Liechti, A., Schütz, F., Daish, T., Grützner, F., and Kaessmann, H. (2012) Mechanisms and evolutionary patterns of mammalian and avian dosage compensation. PLoS Biol. 5: e1001328. URL

Brawand, D., Soumillon, M., Necsulea, A., Julien, P., Csárdi, G., Harrigan, P., Weier, M., Liechti, A., Aximu-Petri, A., Kircher, M., Albert, F.W., Zeller, U., Khaitovich, P., Grützner, F., Bergmann, S., Nielsen, R., Pääbo, S., and Kaessmann, H. (2011) The evolution of gene expression levels in mammalian organs. Nature 478: 343-348. URL  News & Views (Mol. Syst. Biol.)

Romero, Y., Meikar, O., Papaioannou, M.D., Conne, B., Grey, C., Weier, M., Pralong, F., De Massy, B., Kaessmann, H., Vassalli, J.D., Kotaja, N., Nef, S. (2011) Dicer1 depletion in male germ cells leads to infertility due to cumulative meiotic and spermiogenic defects. PLoS One 6: e25241. URL

Croset, V., Rytz, R., Cummins, S.F., Budd, A., Brawand, D., Kaessmann, H., Gibson, T.J., and Benton, R. (2010) Ancient Protostome Origin of Chemosensory Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and the Evolution of Insect Taste and Olfaction. PLoS Genet. 6: e1001064. URL

Kaessmann, H. (2010) Origins, evolution and phenotypic impact of new genes. Genome Res. 20: 1313-1326. URL

Pradervand, S., Weber, J., Lemoine, F., Consales, F., Paillusson, A., Dupasquier, M., Thomas, J., Richter, H., Kaessmann, H., Beaudoing, E., Hagenbüchle, O., and Harshman, K. (2010) Concordance among digital gene expression, microarrays, and qPCR when measuring differential expression of microRNAs. Biotechniques 48: 219-222. URL

Potrzebowski, L., Vinckenbosch, N., and Kaessmann, H. (2010) The emergence of new genes on the young therian X. Trends Genet. 26: 1-4. URL

Fablet, M., Bueno, M., Potrzebowski, L., and Kaessmann, H. (2009) Evolutionary origin and functions of retrogene introns. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26: 2147-2156. URL

Kaessmann, H. (2009) More than just a copy. Science 325: 958-959. URL

Henrichsen, C. N., Vinckenbosch, N., Zollner, S., Chaignat, E., Pradervand, S., Schutz, F., Ruedi, M., *Kaessmann, H., and *Reymond, A. (2009) Segmental copy number variation shapes tissue transcriptomes. Nat. Genet. 41: 424-429. URL

Kaessmann, H., Vinckenbosch, N., and Long, M.: RNA-based gene duplication: mechanistic and evolutionary insights. (2009) Nat. Rev. Genet. 10: 19-31. URL

Brawand, D., Wahli, W. and Kaessmann, H. (2008) Loss of egg yolk genes in mammals and the origin of lactation and placentation. PLoS Biol. 3: e63. URL Cover, Commentary (PLoS Biol.)

Goldschmidt, V., Ciuffi, A., Ortiz, M., Brawand, D., Munoz, M., *Kaessmann, H. and *Telenti, A. (2008) Anti–Retroviral Activity of Ancestral TRIM5α. J. Virol. 82: 2089–2096. URL

Marques, A., Vinckenbosch, N., Brawand, D., and Kaessmann, H. (2008) Functional diversification of duplicate genes through subcellular adaptation of encoded proteins. Genome Biol. 9: R54. URL

Ortiz, M., Kaessmann, H., Zhang, K., Bashirova, A., Carrington, M., Quintana–Murci, L., and Telenti, A. (2008) The evolutionary history of the CD209 (DC–SIGN) family in humans and non–human primates. Genes Immun. 9: 483–492. URL

Potrzebowski, L., Vinckenbosch, N., Marques, A., Chalmel, F., Jégou, B., and Kaessmann, H. (2008) Chromosomal gene movements reflect the recent origin and biology of therian sex chromosomes. PLoS Biol. 4: e80. URL

Rosso, L., Keller, L., Kaessmann, H., and Hammond, R. (2008) Mating system and avpr1a promoter variation in primates. Biology letters 4: 375–378. URL

Rosso, L., Marques, A., Reichert, A., and Kaessmann, H. (2008) Mitochondrial targeting adaptation of the hominoid–specific glutamate dehydrogenase driven by positive Darwinian selection PLoS Genet. 4: e1000150. URL

Rosso, L., Marques, A., Weier, M., Lambert, N., Lambot, M.A., Vanderhaeghen, P., and Kaessmann, H. (2008) Birth and rapid subcellular adaptation of a hominoid–specific CDC14 protein. PLoS Biol. 6: e140. URL  Cover

Parmley, J.L., Potrzebowski, L., Kaessmann, H., and Hurst, L. (2007) Splicing and the evolution of proteins in mammals. PLoS Biol. 5: e26. URL

Dupanloup, I. and Kaessmann, H. (2006) Evolutionary simulations to detect functional lineage–specific genes. Bioinformatics 22: 1815–1822. URL

Ortiz M, Bleiber G, Martinez R, *Kaessmann H. and *Telenti A. (2006) Patterns of evolution of host proteins involved in retroviral pathogenesis. Retrovirol. 3: 11. URL

Vinckenbosch, N., Dupanloup, I. and Kaessmann, H. (2006) Evolutionary fate of retroposed gene copies in the human genome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103: 3220–3225. URL

Marques, A., Dupanloup, I., Vinckenbosch, N., Reymond, A., and Kaessmann, H. (2005) Emergence of young human genes after a burst of retroposition in primates. PLoS Biol. 3: e357. URL  Cover

Betran, E., Kaessmann, H., Emerson, J.J., and Long, M. (2004) Sex chromosomes and male functions – where do new genes go? Cell Cycle 7: 873-875. URL

Burki, F. and Kaessmann, H. (2004) Birth and adaptive evolution of a hominoid gene supporting high neurotransmitter flux. Nat. Genet. 10: 1061–1063. URL  News & Views (Nature Genetics)

*Emerson, J.J., *Kaessmann, H., Betran, E., and Long, M. (2004) Extensive gene traffic on the mammalian X chromosome. Science 303: 537–540. URL

International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium (Kaessmann H. – member). (2004) Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature 432: 695–716. URL  Cover, News & Views (Nature)

Kaessmann, H. (2003) Human and chimpanzee nucleotide diversity. In: Encyclopedia of the human genome. Edited by Cooper, David N.; Nature Publishing Group.

Kaessmann, H., Paabo, S. (2002) The genetical history of humans and the great apes. J Intern Med 251: 1-18. URL

Kaessmann, H., Zollner, S., Nekrutenko, A., and Li, W. H. (2002) Signatures of domain shuffling in the human genome. Genome Res. 12: 1642-50. URL

Kaessmann, H., Zöllner, S., Gustafsson, A. C., Wiebe, V., Laan, M., Lundeberg, J., Uhlen, M., and Paabo, S. (2002) Extensive linkage disequilibrium in small human populations in Eurasia. Am J Hum Genet. 70: 673-85. URL

Schrenk, F., Brommage, G., Kaessmann, H. (2002) Die Frühzeit des Menschen: Zurück zu den Wurzeln. Biologie in unserer Zeit 32: 352-359. URL

Kaessmann, H., Wiebe, V., Weiss, G., Paabo, S. (2001) Great ape DNA sequences reveal a reduced diversity and an expansion in humans. Nat. Genet. 27:155-6. URL

Ingman, M., Kaessmann, H., Paabo, S., and Gyllensten, U. (2000) Mitochondrial genome variation and the origin of modern humans. Nature 408: 708-13. URL  Cover, News & Views (Nature)

Kaessmann, H., Wiebe, V., and Paabo, S. (1999) Extensive nuclear DNA sequence diversity among chimpanzees. Science 286: 1159-62. URL

Kaessmann, H., Heissig, F., von Haeseler, A., and Paabo, S. (1999) DNA sequence variation in a non-coding region of low recombination on the human X chromosome. Nat. Genet. 22: 78-81. URL



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