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S. pombe wtf use dual transcriptional regulation and selective protein exclusion from spores to cause meiotic drive

Nuckolls NL, Nidamangala Srinivasa A, Mok AC, Helston RM, Bravo Nunez MA, Lange JJ, Gallagher TJ, Seidel CW, Zanders SE. PLos Genet. 2022:e1009847 doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009847.

Genome-wide quantification of contributions to sexual fitness identifies genes required for spore viability and health in fission yeast

Billmyre RB, Eickbush MT, Craig CJ, Lange JJ, Wood C, Helston RM, Zanders SE. PLoS Genet. 2022;18:e1010462 doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010462.

The wtf meiotic driver gene family has unexpectedly persisted for over 100 million year

De Carvalho M, Jia GS, Nidamangala Srinivasa A, Billmyre RB, Xu YH, Lange JJ, Sabbarini IM, Du LL, Zanders SE. eLife. 2022;11. doi: 10.7554/eLife.81149.

Diverse mating phenotypes impact the spread of wtf meiotic drivers in Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Lopez Hernandez JF, Helston RM, Lange JJ, Billmyre RB, Schaffner SH, Eickbush MT, McCroskey S, Zanders SE. eLife. 2021;10.

wtf4 meiotic driver utilizes controlled protein aggregation to generate selective cell death

Nuckolls NL, Mok AC, Lange JJ, Yi K, Kandola TS, Hunn AM, McCroskey S, Snyder JL, Bravo Nunez MA, McClain M, McKinney SA, Wood C, Halfmann R, Zanders SE.  eLife. 2020;9:e55694. doi: 55610.57554/eLife.55694.

Atypical meiosis can be adaptive in outcrossed S. pombe due to wtf meiotic drivers

Bravo Nunez MA, Sabbarini IM, Eide LE, Unckless RL, Zanders SE. eLife. 2020;9:e57936. doi: 57910.57554/eLife.57936.

Dramatically diverse Schizosaccharomyces pombe wtf meiotic drivers all display high gamete-killing efficiency

Bravo Nunez MA, Sabbarini IM, Eickbush MT, Liang Y, Lange JJ, Kent AM, Zanders SE. PLoS Genet. 2020;16:e1008350. doi: 1008310.1001371/journal.pgen.1008350.

Killer meiotic drive and dynamic evolution of the wtf gene family

Eickbush MT, Young JM, Zanders SE. Mol Biol Evol. 2019;36:1201-1214.

A suppressor of a wtf poison-antidote meiotic driver acts via mimicry of the driver’s antidote

Bravo Nunez MA, Lange JJ, Zanders SE. PLoS Genet. 2018;14:e1007836.  doi: 1007810.1001371/journal.pgen.1007836.

wtf genes are prolific dual poison-antidote meiotic drivers

Nuckolls NL, Bravo Nunez MA, Eickbush MT, Young JM, Lange JJ, Yu JS, Smith GR, Jaspersen SL, Malik HS, Zanders SE. eLife. 2017;6:e26033. doi: 26010.27554/eLife.26033.

What can we learn from selfish loci that break Mendel's law?

Zanders SE. PLoS Biol. 2022;20:e3001700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001700.

Molecular Mechanisms and Evolutionary Consequences of Spore Killers in Ascomycetes

Zanders S, Johannesson H. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2021;85:e0001621. doi: 0001610.0001128/MMBR.0000016-0001621.

Meiotic drive

Nidamangala Srinivasa A, Zanders SE. Curr Biol. 2020;30:R627-R629.

Gene conversion generates evolutionary novelty that fuels genetic conflicts

Daugherty MD, Zanders SE. v.Curr Opin Genet De 2019;58:49-54.

A family of killers

De Carvalho M, Zanders SE. eLife. 2019;8:e46454. doi: 46410.47554/eLife.46454.

Fertility costs of Meiotic Drivers

Zanders SE, Unckless RL. Curr Biol. 2019;29:R512-R520.

Veni, vidi, vici: the success of wtf meiotic drivers in fission yeast

Lopez Hernandez JF, Zanders SE. Yeast.2018;35:447-453.

Genetic Villains: Killer Meiotic Drivers

Bravo Nunez MA, Nuckolls NL, Zanders SE. [published ahead of print February 27 2018]. Trends Genet.2018.

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