Recent Publications

Selection of manuscripts from the lab
  • McInerney, J.O., McNally, A and O'Connell, M.J. (2017) Why Prokaryotes Have Pangenomes. Nature Microbiology 2, 17040 (doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.40).
  • McInerney, J.O. and O'Connell, M.J. (2017) Minding the gaps in cellular evolution. Nature 541, 297-299. doi:10.1038/nature21113
  • McInerney, J.O. (2016) Evolution: A four billion year old metabolism. Nature Microbiology 1 (9) 16139.
  • Ku, C., Nelson-Sathi, S., Roettger, M., Sousa, F.L., Lockhart, P., Bryant, D., Hazkani-Covo,E., McInerney, J.O., Landan, G., and Martin, W.F. (2015) Endosymbiotic origin and differential loss of eukaryotic genes Nature. 524, 427–432. doi:10.1038/nature14963
  • Nelson-Sathi, et al., (2015). Origins of major archaeal clades correspond to gene acquisitions from bacteria. Nature 517, 77–80 doi:10.1038/nature13805. [pdf]
  • McInerney, J.O. and O’Connell, M.J. (2014) Evolutionary developmental biology: Ghost locus appears. Nature 514, 570–571. doi:10.1038/514570a. [pdf]
  • McInerney, et al., (2014). The hybrid nature of the Eukaryota and a consilient view of life on Earth. Nature Reviews Microbiology doi:10.1038/nrmicro3271.[pdf]
  • Liu et al., (2014) Population Genomics Reveal Recent Speciation and Rapid Evolutionary Adaptation in Polar Bears. Cell , 157(4) 785 – 794. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.054 [pdf]
  • Alvarez-Ponce, et al., (2013). Gene similarity networks provide new tools for understanding eukaryote origins and evolution.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211371110.[pdf]
  • Nelson-Sathi, et al., (2012) Acquisition of 1,000 eubacterial genes physiologically transformed a methanogen at the origin of Haloarchaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109 (50) 20537-20542 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209119109.[pdf]
  • Feuda, et al., (2012) Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109:(46) 18868-18872 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204609109 [pdf]
  • Bapteste et al., (2012). Evolutionary analyses of non-genealogical bonds produced by introgressive descent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109:(45) 18266-18272 doi:10.1073/pnas.1206541109.
  • Cotton, J.A., and McInerney, J.O. (2010) Eukaryotic genes of archaebacterial origin are more important than the more numerous eubacterial genes, irrespective of function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:40 17252-17255. [link]
  • McInerney, J.O. and Pisani, D (2007) Genetics: Paradigm for Life. Science 318:1390-1391. [link]
  • Kinsella et al., (2003). Fatty acid biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Lateral gene transfer, adaptive evolution and gene duplication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 100, 10320-10325. [link]
  • McInerney, J.O. (1998). Replicational and Transcriptional Selection on Codon Usage in Borrelia burgdorferi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA: 95 10698-10703. [link]


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