Publications by subject area and chronologically

Except for the earliest papers in behavioral ecology, most publications since 1987 are available in PubMed via a search for Robertson HM.

Damselfly behavioral ecology

Robertson, H. M. and H. E. H. Paterson 1982. Mate recognition and mechanical isolation in Enallagma damselflies. Evolution 36, 243-250.

Robertson, H. M. 1982. Mating behaviour and its relationship to territoriality in Platycypha caligata (Odonata; Chlorocyphidae). Behaviour 79, 11-27.

Robertson, H. M. 1982. Courtship displays and mating behaviour of three species of Chlorocyphidae (Zygoptera). Odonatologica 11, 53-58.

Robertson, H. M. and K. J. Tennessen 1984. Precopulatory genital contact in some Zygoptera. Odonatologica 13, 591-595.

Robertson, H. M. 1984. Pruinosity in odonates reflects U.V. Notulae Odonatologica 2, 68-69.

Robertson, H. M. 1985. Female dimorphism and mating behaviour in a damselfly, Ischnura ramburi: females mimicking males. Animal Behavior 33, 805-809.

Drosophila mating behavior

Robertson, H. M. 1982. Female courtship summation in Drosophila melanogaster. Animal Behaviour 30, 1105-1117.

Robertson, H. M. 1982. Polygenic autosomal control of male genitalic shape in D. simulans and D. mauritiana. Drosophila Information Service 58,129.

Robertson, H. M. 1983. Chemical stimuli eliciting male courtship in Drosophila melanogaster. Experientia 39, 333-335.

Robertson, H. M. 1983. Mating behavior and the evolution of Drosophila mauritiana. Evolution 37, 1283-1293.

Robertson, H. M. 1988. Mating asymmetries and phylogeny in the Drosophila melanogaster species complex. Pacific Science 42, 72-80.

P transposable elements in Drosophila melanogaster

Engels, W. R., W. K. Benz, C. R. Preston, P. L. Graham, R. W. Phillis and H. M. Robertson 1987. Somatic effects of P element activity in Drosophila melanogaster: Pupal lethality. Genetics 117, 745-757.

Robertson, H.M., C.R. Preston, R.W. Phillis, D.M. Johnson-Schiltz, W.K. Benz and W.R. Engels. 1988. A stable genomic source of P element transposase in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 118, 461-470.

Robertson, H.M. and W.R. Engels. 1989. Modified P elements that mimic the P cytotype in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 123, 815-824.

Gloor, G. B., C. R. Preston, D. M. Johnson-Schlitz, N. A. Nassif, R. W. Phillis, W. K. Benz, H. M. Robertson and W. R. Engels 1993. Type I repressors of P element mobility. Genetics 135, 81-95.

Robertson, H. M. 1996. Structure of the stable _2-3(99B) P element in Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service 77, 99.

Wolbachia bacteria and cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects

O'Neill, S. L., R. Giordano, A. M. E. Colbert, T. L. Karr, and H. M. Robertson 1992. 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis of the bacterial endosymbionts associated with cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 89, 2699-2702.

Boyle, L., S. L. O'Neill, H. M. Robertson and T. L. Karr 1993. Interspecific and intraspecific horizontal transfer of Wolbachia in Drosophila. Science 260, 1796-1799.

Giordano, R., S. L. O'Neill, and H. M. Robertson 1995. Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia and D. mauritiana. Genetics 140, 1307-1317.

Giordano, R., J. J. Jackson and H. M. Robertson 1997. The role of Wolbachia bacteria in reproductive incompatibilities and hybrid zones of Diabrotica beetles and Gryllus crickets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 94, 11439-11444.

DNA transposons

Robertson, H. M., D. J. Lampe and E. G. MacLeod 1992. A mariner transposable element from a lacewing. Nucleic Acids Research 20, 6409.

Robertson, H. M. 1993. The mariner transposable element is widely distributed in insects. Nature 362, 241-245.

Robertson, H. M. and E. G. MacLeod 1993. Five major subfamilies of mariner transposable elements in insects, including the Mediterranean fruit fly, and related arthropods. Insect Molecular Biology 2, 125-139.

Robertson, H. M. and D. J. Lampe 1995a. Recent horizontal transfer of a mariner element between Diptera and Neuroptera. Molecular Biology and Evolution 12, 850-862

Robertson, H. M. and D. J. Lampe 1995b. Distribution of transposable elements in arthropods. Annual Review of Entomology 40, 333-357.

Robertson, H. M. 1995. The Tc1-mariner superfamily of transposons in animals. Journal of Insect Physiology 41, 99-105.

Robertson, H. M., K. L. Zumpano, A. R. Lohe and D. L. Hartl 1996. Reconstruction of the ancient mariners of humans. Nature Genetics 12, 360-361.

Robertson, H. M. and M. L. Asplund 1996. Bmmar1: a basal lineage of the mariner family of transposable elements in the silkworm moth, Bombyx mori. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 26, 945-954.

Avancini, R. M. P., K. K. O. Walden and H. M. Robertson 1996. The genomes of most animals have multiple members of the Tc1 family of transposable elements. Genetica 98, 131-140.

Lampe, D. J., M. E. A. Churchill and H. M. Robertson. 1996. A purified mariner transposase is sufficient to mediate transposition in vitro. EMBO Journal 15, 5470-5479.

Robertson, H. M. 1996. Members of the pogo superfamily of DNA-mediated transposons in the human genome. Molecular and General Genetics 252, 761-766.

Robertson, H. M. 1997. Multiple mariner transposons in flatworms and hydras are related to those of insects. Journal of Heredity 88, 195-201.

Robertson, H. M. and K. L. Zumpano 1997. Molecular evolution of an ancient mariner transposon, Hsmar1, in the human genome. Gene 205, 203-217.

Robertson, H. M. and R. Martos 1997. Molecular evolution of the second ancient human mariner transposon, Hsmar2, illustrates patterns of neutral evolution in the human genome lineage. Gene 205, 219-228.

Lampe, D. J., T. E. Grant and H. M. Robertson 1998. Factors affecting transposition of the Himar1 mariner transposon in vitro. Genetics 149, 179-187.

Robertson, H. M., F. N. Soto-Adames, K. K. O. Walden, R. M. P. Avancini, and D. J. Lampe. 1998. The mariner transposons of animals: horizontally jumping genes. In: Horizontal Gene Transfer. Ed. M. Syvanen and C. Kado. pp 268-284. Chapman and Hall, London.

Akerley, B. J., E. J. Rubin, A. Camilli, D. J. Lampe, H. M. Robertson and J. J. Mekalanos 1998. Systematic identification of essential genes by in vitro mariner mutagenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 95, 8927-8932.

Zhang, L., U. Sankar, D. J. Lampe, H. M. Robertson, and F. L. Graham 1998. The Himar1 mariner transposon cloned in a recombinant adenovirus vector is functional in mammalian cells. Nucleic Acids Research 26, 3687-3692.

Lampe, D. J., Ackerley, B. J., Rubin, E. J., Mekalanos, J. J. and H. M. Robertson. 1999. Hyperactive transposase mutants of the Himar1 mariner transposon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 96, 11428-11433.

Reiter, L. T., T. Liehr, B. Rautenstrauss, H. M. Robertson and J. R. Lupski. 1999. Human recombination-associated genetic disorders appear to coincide with locations of mariner transposons. Genome Research 9, 839-843.

Grossman, G. L., A. J. Cornel, C. S. Rafferty, H. M. Robertson and F. H. Collins. 1999. Tsessebe , Topi and Tiang : three distinct Tc1-like transposable elements in the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae . Genetica 105, 69-80.

Robertson, H. M. 1999. Mariner transposable elements in mites. In: Acarology IX: Volume 2, Symposia. Ed by G. R. Needham, R. Mitchell, D. J. Horn, and W. C. Welbourn. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, Ohio. pp1-6.

Torti, C. L. M. Gomulski, D. Moralli, E. Raimondi, H. M. Robertson, P. Capy, G. Gasperi and A. R. Malacrida. 2000. Evolution of different subfamilies of mariner elements within the medfly genome inferred from abundance and chromosomal distributions. Chromosoma 108, 523-532.

Zhang, J. K., M. A. Pritchett, D. J. Lampe, H. M. Robertson and W. W. Metcalf. 2000. In vivo transposon mutagenesis of the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans C2A using a modified version of the insect mariner-family transposable element Himar1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97, 9665-9970.

Lampe, D. J., K. K. O. Walden, J. M. Sherwood, and H. M. Robertson 2000. Genetic engineering of insects with mariner transposons. In: Insect Transgenesis: Methods and Applications. Ed. A. Handler and T. James. CRC Press.

Lampe, D. J., K. K. O. Walden, and H. M. Robertson. 2001. Loss of transposase-DNA interaction may underlie the divergence of mariner family transposable element and the ability of more than one mariner to occupy the same genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18, 954-961.

Robertson, H. M. 2002. Evolution of DNA transposons in eukaryotes. In: Mobile DNA II, edited by N. L. Craig, R. Craigie, M. Gellert, and A. M. Lambowitz. pp1093-1110. ASM Press, Washington, DC.

Robertson, H. M. and K. K. O. Walden. 2003. Bmmar6, a second mori subfamily mariner transposon from the silkworm moth Bombyx mori. Insect Molecular Biology 12, 167-171.

Lampe, D. J., D. J. Witherspoon, F. N. Soto-Adames, and H. M. Robertson. 2003. Recent horizontal transfer of mellifera subfamily mariner transposons into insect lineages representing four different orders shows that selection acts only during horizontal transfer. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20, 554-562.

Witherspoon, D. J. and H. M. Robertson. 2003. Neutral evolution of ten types of mariner transposons in the genomes of Caenorhabditis elegans and C. briggsae. Journal of Molecular Evolution56, 751-769.

Sarkar, A., C. Sim, Y. S. Hong, J. R. Hogan, M. J. Fraser, H. M. Robertson, and F. H. Collins. 2003. Molecular evolutionary analysis of the widespread piggyBac transposon family and related domesticated genes. Molecular and General Genetics 270, 173-180.

Nematode chemoreceptors

Robertson, H. M. 1998. Two large families of chemoreceptor genes in the nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae reveal extensive gene duplication, diversification, movement, and intron loss. Genome Research 8, 449-463.

Robertson, H. M. 2000. The large srh family of chemoreceptor genes in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals processes of genome evolution involving large duplications and deletions and intron gains and losses. Genome Research 10, 192-203

Robertson, H. M. 2001. Updating the str and srj(stl) families of chemoreceptors in Caenorhabditis nematodes reveals frequent gene movement within and between chromosomes. Chemical Senses 26, 151-159.

Thomas, J. H., J. L. Kelley, H. M. Robertson, K. Ly, and W. J. Swanson. 2005. Adaptive evolution in the srz chemoreceptor families of Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 102, 4476-4481.

Robertson H. M. and J. H. Thomas. 2005. The chemoreceptor genes of Ceanorhabditis elegans. In: The WormBook, edited by Iva Greenwald et al., WormBase, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Thomas, J. H. and H. M. Robertson. 2008. The Caenorhabditis chemoreceptor gene families. BMC Biology 6, e42.

Insect chemoperception

Robertson, H. M., R. Martos, C. R. Sears, E. Z. Todres, K. K. O. Walden, and J. B. Nardi. 1999. Diversity of odorant binding proteins revealed by an expressed sequence tag project on male Manduca sexta moth antennae. Insect Molecular Biology 8, 501-518.

Robertson, H. M. 2001. Taste: Independent origins of chemoreception coding systems? Current Biology 11, R560-562.

Fox, A. N., R. J. Pitts, H. M. Robertson, J. R. Carlson, and L. J. Zwiebel. 2001. Candidate odorant receptors from the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae and evidence of down-regulation in response to blood feeding. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 98, 14693-14697.

Hill, C. A., A. N. Fox, R. J. Pitts, L. B. Kent, P. L. Tan, M. A. Chrystal, A. Cravchik, F. H. Collins, H. M. Robertson and L. J. Zwiebel. 2002. G-protein-coupled receptors in Anopheles gambiae. Science 298, 176-178.

Nardi, J. B., L. A. Miller, K. K. O. Walden, S. Rovelstad, K. Ramsdell, L. Wang, J. C. Frye, L. S. Deem, and H. M. Robertson. 2003. Expression patterns of odorant binding proteins in the antennae of Manduca sexta moths. Cell and Tissue Research 313, 321-333.

Robertson, H. M., C. G. Warr, and J. R. Carlson. 2003. Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 100 Suppl 2, 14537-14542.

Robertson, H. M. and K. W. Wanner. 2006. The chemoreceptor superfamily in the honey bee Apis mellifera: expansion of the odorant, but not gustatory, receptor family. Genome Research 16, 1395-1403.

Wanner, K. W., A. R. Anderson, S. C. Trowell, D. A. Theilmann, H. M. Robertson, and R. D. Newcomb. 2007. Female-biased expression of odorant receptor genes in the adult antennae of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Insect Molecular Biology 16, 107-119.

Bohbot, J., J. R. Pitts, H._W. Kwon, M. Rützler, H. M. Robertson, L. J. Zwiebel. 2007. Molecular characterization of the Aedes aegypti odorant receptor gene family. Insect Molecular Biology 16, 525-527.

Wanner, K. W., A. S. Nichols, K. K. O. Walden, A. Brockmann, C. W. Luetje, and H. M. Robertson. 2007. A honey bee odorant receptor for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104, 14383-14388.

Kent, L. B., K. K. O. Walden, and H. M. Robertson. 2008. The Gr family of candidate gustatory and olfactory receptors in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. Chemical Senses 33, 79-93.

Engsontia, P., A. Sanderson, M. Cobb, K. K. O. Walden, H. M. Robertson, and S. Brown. 2008. The red flour beetle’s large nose: an expanded odorant receptor gene family in Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 38, 387-397.

Wanner, K. W. and H. M. Robertson. 2008. The gustatory receptor family in the silkworm moth Bombyx mori is characterized by a large expansion of a single lineage of putative bitter receptors. Insect Molecular Biology 17, 621-629.

Anderson, A. R., K. W. Wanner, S. C. Trowell, C. G. Warr, E. Jaquin-Joly, P. Zagatti, H. M. Robertson, and R. D. Newcomb. 2009. Molecular basis of female-specific odorant responses in Bombyx mori. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 39, 189-197.

Patch, H. M., R. A. Velarde, K. K. O. Walden and H. M. Robertson. 2009. A candidate pheromone receptor and two odorant receptors of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Chemical Senses 34, 305-316.

Robertson, H. M. 2009. The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila pseudoobscura: molecular evolution of ecologically-relevant genes over 25 million years. Journal of Insect Science 9, e18.

Robertson, H. M. and L. B. Kent. 2009. Evolution of the gene lineage encoding the carbon dioxide heterodimeric receptor in insects. Journal of Insect Science 9, e19.

Kent, L. B. and H. M. Robertson. 2009. Evolution of the sugar receptors in insects. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, e41.

Penalva-Arana, D.C., M. Lynch, and H. M. Robertson. 2009. The chemoreceptor genes of the waterflea Daphnia pulex: many Grs but no Ors. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, e79.

Mooney, A. C., H. M. Robertson and K. W. Wanner. 2009. Neonate silkworm (Bombyx mori) larvae are attracted to mulberry (Morus alba) leaves with conspecific feeding damage. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35, 552-559.

Wanner, K. W. and H. M. Robertson. 2009. Lepidopteran chemoreceptors. In: Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, edited by M. R. Goldsmith and F. Marec. pp153-168. CRC Press, NY.

Smadja, C., P. Shi, R. K. Butlin, H. M. Robertson. 2009. Large gene family expansions and adaptive evolution for odorant and gustatory receptors in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26, 2073-2086.

Ramsdell, K. M., S. A. Lyons-Sobaski, H. M. Robertson, K. K. Walden, J. L. Feder, W. Wanner, S. H. Berlocher. 2010. Expressed sequence tags from cephalic chemosensory organs of the northern walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis suavis, including a putative canonical odorant receptor. Journal of Insect Science 10, e51.

Robertson, H. M., J. Gadau, K. W. Wanner. 2010. The insect chemoreceptor superfamily of the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Insect Molecular Biology 19(S1), 121-136.

Wanner, K. W., A. S. Nichols, J. E. Allen, P. L. Bunger, S. F. Garczynski, C. E. Linn, H. M. Robertson, C. W. Luetje. 2010. Sex pheromone receptor specificity in the European corn borer moth, Ostrinia nubilalis. PLoS One.  5, e8685.

Gotzek, D., H. M. Robertson, Y. Wurm, and D. Shoemaker 2011. Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: An example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins. PLoS One 6, e16289.

Insect genomics

Todres, E.., J. B. Nardi, and H. M. Robertson. 2000. The tetraspanin superfamily in insects. Insect Molecular Biology 9, 581-590.

Whitfield, C. W., M. R. Band, M. F. Bonaldo, C. G. Kumar, L. Liu, J. R. Pardinas, H. M. Robertson, M. B. Soares, and G. E. Robinson. 2002. Annotated expressed sequence tags and cDNA microarrays for studies of brain and behavior in the honey bee. Genome Research 12, 555-566.

Velarde, R., K. K. O. Walden, C. Sauer, S. E. Fahrbach, and H. M. Robertson. 2005. Pteropsin: a vertebrate-like lineage of opsin expressed in the brain of honey bees.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  35, 1367-1377.

Robertson, H. M. 2005. Insect genomes. American Entomologist 51, 166-171.

Robinson, G. E., J. D. Evans, R. Maleszka, H. M. Robertson, D. B. Weaver, K. Worley, R. A. Gibbs, and G. M. Weinstock. 2006. Sweetness and light: illuminating the honey bee genome. Insect Molecular Biology 15, 535-539.

The Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443, 931-949.

Wang, Y., M. Jorda, P. L. Jones, R. Maleszka, X. Ling, H. M. Robertson, C. A. Mizzen, M. A. Peinado, and G. E. Robinson. 2006. Functional CpG methylation system in a social insect. Science 314, 645-647.

Robertson, H. M. and K. H. J. Gordon. 2006. Canonical TTAGG repeat telomeres and telomerase in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Genome Research 16, 1345-1351.

Rubin, E. B. Y. Shemesh, M. Cohen, S. Elgavish, H. M. Robertson, and G. Bloch. 2006. Molecular and phylogenetic analyses reveal mammalian-like clockwork in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and shed new light on the molecular evolution of the circadian clock. Genome Research 16, 1352-1365.

Robertson, H. M., J. T. Reese, N. V. Milshina, R. Agarwala, M. Solignac, K. K. O. Walden, and C. G. Elsik. 2007. Manual superscaffolding of honey bee (Apis mellifera) chromosomes 12-16: implications for the draft genome assembly version 4, gene annotation, and chromosome structure. Insect Molecular Biology 16, 401-410.

Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2008. The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum. Nature 452, 949-955.

Schwarz, D., H. M. Robertson, J. L. Feder, K. Varala, M. E. Hudson, G. J. Ragland, D. A. Hahn, S. H. Berlocher. 2009. Sympatric ecological speciation meets pyrosequencing: sampling the transcriptome of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella. BMC Genomics 10, e633.

Knolhoff, L. M., K. K. O. Walden, S. T. Ratcliffe, D. W. Onstad, and H. M. Robertson. 2010. Microarray analysis yields candidate markers for rotation resistance in the western corn rootworm beetle, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Evolutionary Applications 3, 17-27.

Werren, J.H., Richards, S., Desjardins, C.A., Niehuis, O., Gadau, J., Colbourne, J.K., et al. 2010. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. Science 327, 343-348.

Kim, J., Cunningham, R., James, B., Wyder, S., Gibson, J.D., Niehuis, O., Zdobnov, E.M., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G.E., Werren, J.H., Sinha, S. 2010. Functional characterization of transcription factor motifs using cross-species comparison across large evolutionary distances. PLoS Comput Biol. 6, e1000652.

International Aphid Genomics Consortium. 2010. Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. PLoS Biology 8, e1000313.

Walsh, T. K., J. A. Brisson, H. M. Robertson, K. Gordon, S. Jaubert-Possamai, D. Tagu, O. R. Edwards. 2010. A functional DNA methylation system in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Insect Molecular Biology 19(S2), 215-228.

Kirkness, E. F. et al. 2010. Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107, 12168-12173.

Arensburger, P. et al. 2010. Sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus establishes a platform for mosquito comparative genomics. Science 330, 86-88.

Smith, C. R. et al. 2011. Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108, 5667-5672.

Smith, C. D. et al. 2011. Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108, 5673-5678.

Colbourne JK, et al. 2011. The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex. Science 331: 555-561.


Soto-Adames, F. N., H. M. Robertson and S. H. Berlocher 1994. Phylogenetic usefulness of partial DNA sequences of G6pdh in hexapod systematics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87, 723-736.

Walden, K. K. O. and H. M. Robertson 1997. Ancient DNA from amber fossil bees? Molecular Biology and Evolution 14, 1075-1077.

Chen, C-L., D. J. Lampe, H. M. Robertson and J. B. Nardi. 1997. Neuroglian is expressed by cells destined to form the prothoracic glands of Manduca embryos as they segregate from surrounding cells and rearrange during morphogenesis. Developmental Biology 181, 1-13.

Nardi, J. B., R. Martos, K. K. O. Walden, D. J. Lampe and H. M. Robertson. 1999. Expression of lacunin, a large multidomain extracellular matrix protein, accompanies morphogenesis of epithelial monolayers in Manduca sexta. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 29, 883-897.

Bouzat, J. L., L. K. McNeil, H. M. Robertson, L. F. Solter, J. Nixon, J. E. Beever, H. R. Gaskin, G. Olsen, S. Subramaniam, M. L. Sogin, and H. A. Lewin. 2000. Phylogenomic analysis of the alpha proteasome gene family from early-diverging eukaryotes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 51, 532-543.

Chu, P.-J., H. M. Robertson, and P. M. Best. 2001. Calcium channel gamma subunits provide insights into the evolution of this gene family. Gene 280, 37-48.

Ratcliffe, S. T., H. M. Robertson, C. J. Jones, G. A. Bollero, and R. A. Weinzierl. 2002. Assessment of parasitism of house fly and stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae by pteromalid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) parasitoids using a polymerase chain reaction assay. Journal of Medical Entomology 39, 52-60.

Ratcliffe, S. T., D. W. Webb, R. A. Weinzierl, and H. M. Robertson. 2003. PCR-RFLP identification of Diptera (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae);  a generally applicable method. Journal of Forensic Science 48, 783-785.


Wang, C. M., C. L. Chen, H. M. Robertson, and S. E. Fahrbach. 2003. A new member of the GM130 golgin subfamily is expressed in the optic lobe anlagen of the metamorphosing brain of Manduca sexta. 15pp. Journal of Insect Science 3: 35.

H. M. Robertson. 2004. Genes encoding vitamin-K epoxide reductase (VKOR) are present in Drosophila and trypanosomatid protists. Genetics 168, 1077-1780.

Ting, C. Y., S. Yonekura, P. Chung, S. N. Hsu, H. M. Robertson, A. Chiba, and C. H. Lee. 2005. Drosophila N-cadherin functions in the first stage of the two-stage layer-selection process of R7 photoreceptor afferents. Development 132, 953-963.

Robertson, H. M.,  J. A. Navik, K. K. O. Walden, and H.-W. Honegger. 2007. The bursicon gene in mosquitoes: an unusual example of mRNA trans-splicing. Genetics 176, 1-3.

Robertson, H. M. 2009. Simple telomeres in a simple animal: absence of subtelomeric repeat regions in the placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens. Genetics 181, 323-325.

Hsu, S.-N., S. Yonekura, C.-Y. Ting, H. M. Robertson, Y. Iwai, T. Uemura, C.-H. Lee and A. Chiba. 2009. Conserved alternative splicing and expression patterns of arthropod N-cadherin. PLoS Genetics 5, e1000441.


Robertson H. M. 2009. The choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis karyotype revealed by the genome sequence: telomere-linked helicase genes resemble those of some fungi. Chromosome Research 17, 873-882.



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