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Original Articles

2014 (descending order)

342. Elmer, K.R., Fan, S., Kusche, H., Spreitzer, M.L., Kautt, A.F., Franchini, P. and A. Meyer. 2014. Parallel evolution of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fishes via non-parallel routes. Nature Communications 5: 5168.
341. Henning, F., Lee, H.J., Franchini, P. and A. Meyer. 2014. Genetic mapping of horizontal stripes in Lake Victoria cichlid fishes: benefits and pitfalls of using dense linkage mapping in non-model organisms. Molecular Ecology 23: 5224–5240.

Perspective on the article above in the "News and Views" section of the journal (Hohenlohe, P.A. 2014. Ecological genomics in full colour. Molecular Ecology 23: 5129-5131.)

340. Brawand, D., Wagner, C.E., Li, Y.I., Malinsky, M., Keller, I., Fan, S., Simakov, O., Ng, A.Y., Lim, Z.W., Bezault, E., Turner-Maier, J., Johnson, J., Alcazar, R., Noh, H.J., Russell, P., Aken, B., Alfoldi, J., Amemiya, C., Azzouzi, N., Baroiller, J.-F., Barloy-Hubler, F., Berlin, A., Bloomquist, R., Carleton, K.L., Conte, M.A., D'Cotta, H., Eshel, O., Gaffney, L., Galibert, F., Gante, H.F., Gnerre, S., Greuter, L., Guyon, R., Haddad, N.S., Haerty, W., Harris, R.M., Hofmann, H.A., Hourlier, T., Hulata, G., Jaffe, D.B., Lara, M., Lee, A.P., MacCallum, I., Mwaiko, S., Nikaido, M., Nishihara, H., Ozouf-Costaz, C., Penman, D.J., Przybylski, D., Rakotomanga, M., Renn, S.C.P., Ribeiro, F.J., Ron, M., Salzburger, W., Sanchez-Pulido, L., Santos, M.E., Searle, S., Sharpe, T., Swofford, R., Tan, F.J., Williams, L., Young, S., Yin, S., Okada, N., Kocher, T.D., Miska, E.A., Lander, E.S., Venkatesh, B., Fernald, R.D., Meyer, A., Ponting, C.P., Streelman, J.T., Lindblad-Toh, K., Seehausen, O. and F. Di Palma. 2014. The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish. Nature 513: 375–381.

A "News and Views" on the above article has been published in the same issue of the journal (C. Jiggins. 2014. Radiating Genomes. Nature 513: 318–319.)

339. Kautt, A. and A. Meyer. 2014. Sympatric speciation. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Link
338. Kavembe, G.D., Machado-Schiaffino, G. and A. Meyer. 2014. Pronounced genetic differentiation of small, isolated and fragmented tilapia populations inhabiting the Magadi Soda Lake in Kenya. Hydrobiologia 739: 55–71.
337. Schneider, R.F., Li, Y., Meyer, A. and H. Gunter. 2014. Regulatory gene networks that shape the development of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology 23: 4511–4526.

Perspective on the article above in the "News and Views" section of the journal (Pfennig, D.W. and I.M. Ehrenreich. 2014. Towards a gene regulatory network perspective on phenotypic plasticity, genetic accommodation and genetic assimilation. Molecular Ecology 23: 4438–4440.)

336. Henning F. and A. Meyer. 2014. Evolutionary genomics of cichlid fishes: Explosive speciation and adaptation in the postgenomic era. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 15: 417-441.
335. Amemiya, C.T., Dorrington, R. and A. Meyer. 2014. The coelacanth and its genome. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 322: 317-321.

334. Chalopin, D., Fan, S., Simakov, O., Meyer, A., Schartl, M. and J.-N. Volff. 2014. Evolutionary active transposable elements in the genome of the coelacanth. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 322: 322-333.
333. Gunter, H. and A. Meyer. 2014. Molecular investigation of mechanical strain-induced phenotypic plasticity in the ecologically important pharyngeal jaws of cichlid fish. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30: 630-635.
332. Feiner, N., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2014. Evolution of the vertebrate Pax4/6 class of genes with focus on its novel member, the Pax10 gene. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 1635-1651.
331. Recknagel, H., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2014. Crater lake habitat predicts morphological diversity in adaptive radiations of cichlid fishes. Evolution 68: 2145-2155.
330. Machado-Schiaffino, G., Henning, F. and A. Meyer. 2014. Species-specific differences in adaptive phenotypic plasticity in an ecologically relevant trophic trait: hypertrophic lips in Midas cichlid fishes. Evolution 68: 2086-2091.
329. Fan, S. and A. Meyer. 2014. Evolution of genomic structural variation and genomic architecture in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes. Frontiers in Genetics 5: 163.
328. Torres-Dowdall, J., Machado-Schiaffino, G., Kautt, A.F., Kusche, H. and A. Meyer. 2014. Differential predation on the two colour morphs of Nicaraguan Crater lake Midas cichlid fish: implications for the maintenance of its gold-dark polymorphism. Biological Journal of the Linnean Scociety 112: 123-131.
327. Franchini, P., Fruciano, C., Frickey, T., Jones, J.C. and A. Meyer. 2014. The gut microbial community of Midas cichlid fish in repeatedly evolved limnetic-benthic species pairs. PLoS ONE 9: e95027.
326. Wielgoss, S., Meyer, A. and T. Wirth. 2014. Introgressive hybridization and latitudinal admixture clines generate isolation by distance patterns in European eel populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 61.
325. Luo, J., Gao, Y., Ma, Y., Bi, X-y., Wang, S-y., Wang, J., Wang, Y-q., Chai, J., Du, R., Wu, S-f., Meyer, A., Zan, R-g., Xiao, H., Murphy, R.W. and Y-p. Zhang. 2014. Tempo and mode of recurrent polyploidization in the Carassius auratus species complex (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae). Heredity 112: 415-427.
324. Kusche, H., Recknagel, H., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2014. Crater lake cichlids individually specialize along the benthic-limnetic axis. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1127–1139.
323. Franchini, P., Fruciano, C., Spreitzer, M.L., Jones, J.C., Elmer, K.R., Henning, F. and A. Meyer. 2014. Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 23: 1828–1845.

Perspective on the article above in the "News and Views" section of the journal (Rogers S.M. and Jamniczky H.A. 2014. The shape of things to come in the study of the origin of species? Molecular Ecology 23: 1650-1652.)

322. Neumann, L.C., Feiner, N., Meyer, A., Buiting, K. and B. Horsthemke. 2014. The imprinted NPAP1 gene in the Prader-Willi syndrome region belongs to a POM121-related family of retrogenes. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 344-351.
321. Gunter, H.M., Koppermann, C. and A. Meyer. 2014. Revisiting de Beer's textbook example of heterochrony and jaw elongation in fish: calmodulin expression reflects heterochronic growth, and underlies morphological innovation in the jaws of belonoid fishes. EvoDevo 5: 8.
320. Kusche, H. and A. Meyer. 2014. One cost of being gold: selective predation and implications for the maintenance of the Midas cichlid colour polymorphism (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111: 350-358.


319. Recknagel, H., Kusche, H., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2013. Two new species of the Midas cichlid complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Amphilophus tolteca and A. viridis. (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Aqua 19: 207-224.
318. Offen, N., Kang, J.H., Meyer, A. and G. Begemann. 2013. Retinoic acid is involved in the metamorphosis of the anal fin into an intromittent organ, the gonopodium, in the green swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii). PLoS One 8: e77580.
317. Recknagel, H., Elmer, K.R., Noonan, B.P., Raselimanana, A.P., Meyer, A. and M. Vences. 2013. Multi-gene phylogeny of Madagascar’s plated lizards, Zonosaurus and Tracheloptychus (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1215–1221.

316. Gunter, H.M., Fan, S., Xiong, F., Franchini, P., Fruciano, C. and A. Meyer. 2013. Shaping development through mechanical strain: the transcriptional basis of diet-induced phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology 22: 4516-4531.

Perspective on the above article in the "News and Views" section of the journal (Young R.L. 2013. Linking conceptual mechanisms and transcriptomic evidence of plasticity-driven diversification. Molecular Ecology 22: 4363-4365.)

315. Feiner, N., Murakami, Y., Breithut, L., Mazan, S., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2013. Saltatory evolution of the ectodermal neural cortex (ENC) gene family at the vertebrate origin. Genome Biology and Evolution 5(8): 1485–1502.
314. Fruciano, C., Franchini, P., and A. Meyer. 2013. Resampling-based approaches to study variation in morphological modularity. Plos One 8: e69376.
313. Renz, A.J., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2013. Revealing less derived nature of cartilaginous fish genomes with their evolutionary time scale inferred with nuclear genes. Plos One 8: e66400.
312. Amemiya, C.T., Alföldi, J., Lee, A.P., Fan, S., Philippe, H., MacCallum, I., Braasch, I., Manousaki, T., Schneider, I., Rohner, N., Organ, C., Chalopin, D., Smith, J.J., Robinson, M., Dorrington, R.A., Gerdol, M., Aken, B., Biscotti, M.A., Barucca, M., Baurain, D., Berlin, A.M., Blatch, G.L., Buonocore, F., Burmester, T., Campbell, M.S., Canapa, A., Cannon, J.P., Christoffels, A., De Moro, G., Edkins, A.L., Fan, L., Fausto, A.M., Feiner, N., Forconi, M., Gamieldien, J., Gnerre, S., Gnirke, A., Goldstone, J.V., Haerty, W., Hahn, M.E., Hesse, U., Hoffmann, S., Johnson, J., Karchner, S.I., Kuraku, S., Lara, M., Levin, J.Z., Litman, G.W., Mauceli, E., Miyake, T., Mueller, M.G., Nelson, D.R., Nitsche, A., Olmo, E., Ota, T., Pallavicini, A., Panji, S., Picone, B., Ponting, C.P., Prohaska, S.J., Przybylski, D., Saha, N.R., Ravi, V., Ribeiro, F.J., Sauka-Spengler, T., Scapigliati, G., Searle, S.M.J., Sharpe, T., Simakov, O., Stadler, P.F., Stegeman, J.J., Sumiyama, K., Tabbaa, D., Tafer, H., Turner-Maier, J., van Heusden, P., White, S., Williams, L., Yandell, M., Brinkmann, H., Volff, J.-N., Tabin, C.J., Shubin, N., Schartl, M., Jaffe, D.B., Postlethwait, J.H., Venkatesh, B., Di Palma, F., Lander, E.S., Meyer, A. and K. Lindblad-Toh. 2013. The African coelacanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution. Nature 496: 311-316.

311. Jones, J.C., Fan, S., Franchini, P., Schartl, M. and A. Meyer. 2013. The evolutionary history of Xiphophorus fish and their sexually selected sword: a genome-wide approach using restriction site-associated DNA sequencing. Molecular Ecology 22: 2986–3001.

310. Henning, F., Jones, J.C., Franchini, P. and A. Meyer. 2013. Transcriptomics of morphological color change in polychromatic Midas cichlids. BMC Genomics 14:171.
309. Smith, J.J., Kuraku, S., Holt, C., Sauka-Spengler, T., Jiang, N., Campbell, M.S., Yandell, M.D., Manousaki, T., Meyer, A., Bloom, O.E., Morgan, J.R., Buxbaum, J.D., Sachidanandam, R., Sims, C., Garruss, A.S., Cook, M., Krumlauf, R., Wiedemann, L.M., Sower, S.A., Decatur, W.A., Hall, J.A., Amemiya, C.T., Saha, N.R., Buckley, K.M., Rast, J.P., Das, S., Hirano, M., McCurley, N., Guo, P., Rohner, N., Tabin, C.J., Piccinelli, P., Elgar, G., Ruffier, M., Aken, B.L., Searle, S.M.J., Muffato, M., Pignatelli, M., Herrero, J., Jones, M., Brown, C.T., Chung-Davidson,Y-W., Nanlohy, K.G., Libants, S.V., Yeh, C-Y., McCauley, D.W., Langeland, J.A., Pancer, Z., Fritzsch, B., de Jong, P.J., Zhu, B., Fulton, L.L., Theising, B., Flicek, P., Bronner, M.E., Warren, W.C., Clifton, S.W., Wilson, R.K. and W. Li. 2013. Sequencing of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) genome provides insights into vertebrate evolution. Nature Genetics 45: 415-423.
308. Kang, J.H., Schartl, M., Walter, B.R. and A. Meyer. 2013. Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of all species of swordtails and platies (Pisces: Genus Xiphophorus) uncovers a hybrid origin of a swordtail fish, Xiphophorus monticolus, and demonstrates that the sexually selected sword originated in the ancestral lineage of the genus, but was lost again secondarily. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:25.
307. Manousaki, T., Hull, P.M., Kusche, H., Machado-Schiaffino, G., Franchini, P., Harrod, C., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2013. Parsing parallel evolution: ecological divergence and differential gene expression in the adaptive radiations of thick-lipped Midas cichlid fishes from Nicaragua. Molecular Ecology 22: 650-669.
306. Recknagel, H., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2013. A hybrid genetic linkage map of two ecologically and morphologically divergent Midas cichlid fishes (Amphilophus spp.) obtained by massively parallel DNA Sequencing (ddRADSeq). G3 Genes Genomes Genetics 3: 65-74.
305. Elmer, K.R., Lehtonen, T.K, Fan, S. and A. Meyer. 2013. Crater lake colonization by Neotropical cichlid fishes. Evolution 67: 281-288.


304. Kusche, H., Lee, H.J. and A. Meyer. 2012. Mouth asymmetry in the textbook example of scale-eating cichlid fish is not a discrete dimorphism after all. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4715-4723.
303. Kautt, A.F., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2012. Genomic signatures of divergent selection and speciation patterns in a ‘natural experiment’, the young parallel radiations of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 21: 4770–4786.
302. Lee, H.J, Kusche, H. and A. Meyer. 2012. Handed foraging behavior in scale-eating cichlid fish: its potential role in shaping morphological asymmetry. Plos One 7: e44670
301. Henning, F. and A. Meyer. 2012. Eggspot Number and Sexual Selection in the Cichlid Fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Plos One 7: e43695
300. Kuraku, S., Qiu, H. and A. Meyer. 2012. Horizontal transfers of Tc1 elements between teleost fishes and their vertebrate parasites, lampreys. Genome Biology and Evolution 4:817–824.
299. Jones, J.C., Perez-Sato, J.-A. and A. Meyer. 2012. A phylogeographic investigation of the hybrid origin of a species of swordtail fish from Mexico. Molecular Ecology 21: 2692–2712.
298. Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2012. Detection and phylogenetic assessment of conserved synteny derived from whole genome duplications. Chapter 14 in Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 885. Evolutionary Genomics: Statistical and Computational Methods (M. Anisimova, ed.). Vol.1. Vol. 885: 385-395.
297. Elmer, K.R., Recknagel, H., Thompson A. and A. Meyer. 2012. Asymmetric admixture and morphological variability at a suture zone: parapatric burbot subspecies (Pisces) in the MacKenzie River Basin, Canada. Hydrobiologia 683: 217–229.
296. Lehtonen, T.K., McCrary, J.K. and A. Meyer. 2012. Introduced predator elicits deficient brood defence behaviour in a crater lake fish. PLoS One 7: e30064.
295. Fan, S., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2012. Genomics of adaptation and speciation in cichlid fishes: recent advances and analyses in African and Neotropical lineages. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367: 385-394.


294. Fan, S., Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2011. Positive Darwian selection drives the evolution of the morphology-related gene, EPCAM, in particularly species-rich lineages of African cichlid fishes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 73: 1-9.

Journal of Molecular Evolution 73(1-2) cover

293. Steinbach, A.K., Fraas, S., Harder, J., Tabbert, A., Brinkmann, H.,Meyer, A., Ermler, U. and P.M.H. Kroneck. 2011. Cyclohexane-1,2-dione hydrolase from denitrifying Azoarcus sp. strain 22Lin, a novel member of the thiamine
diphosphate enzyme family.
Journal of Bacteriology 193: 6760-6769.

292. Feiner, N., Ericsson, R., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2011. Revisiting the origin of the vertebrate Hox14 by including its relict sarcopterygian members. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B 316: 515-525.
291. Meyer, A. 2011. Darwins Evolutiontheorie: Fakten und Irrtümer. Pp. In: Evolution Theorie, Formen und Konsequenzen eines Paradigmas in Natur, Kultur und Technik. Gerhard, V. and Lucas, L. und Stock, G. (ed.) Akademie Verlag. p. 67-77.

290. Dessimoz, C., Zoller, S., Manousaki, T., Qiu, H., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2011. Comparative genomics approach to detecting split coding regions in a low-coverage genome: lessons from the chimaera Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali, Chondrichthyes). Briefings in Bioinformatics 12: 474-484.
289. Manousaki, T., Feiner, N., Begemann, G., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2011. Co-orthology of Pax4 and Pax6 to the fly eyeless genes: molecular phylogenetic, comparative genomic and embryological analyses. Evolution & Development 13: 448-459.
288. Radtke, K., H. Gunter, M. Ruf, K. Dohrmann, M. Schauer. A. Meyer and T. Elbert. 2011. Transgenerational impact of intimate partner violence on methylation in the promoter of the glucocoiticoid receptor. Translational Psychiatry 1: e21.

287. Qiu, H., Hildebrand, F., Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2011. Unresolved orthology and peculiar coding sequence properties of lamprey genes: the KCNA gene family as test case. BMC Genomics 12: 325. [ link ]

286. Elmer, K.R. and A. Meyer. 2011. Adaptation in the age of ecological genomics: insights from parallelism and convergence. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26: 298-306.                                                                                                         

285. Muschick, M., Barluenga, M, Salzburger, W., and A. Meyer. 2011. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in the Midas cichlid fish pharyngeal jaw and its relevance in adaptive radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 116.

284. Gunter, H., Clabaut, C., Salzburger, W., and A. Meyer. 2011. Identification and characterization of gene expression involved in the coloration of cichlid fish using microarray and qRT-PCR approaches. Journal of Molecular Evolution 72: 127-137.

283. Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., Svensson, P.A., and A. Meyer. 2011. Adjustment of brood care behaviour in the absence of a mate in two species of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlids. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 613–619.
282. Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M. Lindström, K. and A. Meyer. 2011. Species divergence and seasonal succession in rates of mate desertion in closely related Neotropical cichlid fishes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 607–612.
281. Henning, F., Moyse´s, C.B., Calcagnotto, D., Meyer, A. and L.F. de Almeida-Toledo. 2011. Independent fusions and recent origins of sex chromosomes in the evolution and diversification of glass knife fishes (Eigenmannia). Heredity 106: 391-400. 
280. Angienda, O., P., Lee, H., J., Elmer, K., R., Abila, R., Waindi, E., N. and  A. Meyer. 2011. Genetic structure and gene flow in an endangered native tilapia fish (Oreochromis esculentus) compared to invasive Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Yala swamp, East Africa. Conservation Genetics 12: 243–255.
279. Meyer A. 2011. King Midas and his many extremely young children: Studies on speciation in crater lake cichlid fishes in Nicaragua. Pp. 257-276. In: In the light of evolution: Essays from the laboratory and the field. By Jonathan Losos (ed.) Roberts & Co. Publishers. 

278. Lehtonen, T.K. and A. Meyer. 2011. Heritability and adaptive significance of the number of egg-dummies in the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B 278: 2318-2324.

277. Renz, A.J., Gunter, H.M., Fischer, J.M.F., Qiu, H., Meyer, A. and S. Kuraku. 2011. Ancestral and derived attributes of the dlx gene repertoire, cluster structure and expression patterns in an African cichlid fish. EvoDevo 2: 1. [ link ]


276. Lang, M., Hadzhiev, Y., Siegel, N., Amemiya, C.T., Parada, C., Strahle, U., Becker, M.B., Muller, F. and A. Meyer. 2010. Conservation of shh cis-regulatory architecture of the coelacanth is consistent with its ancestral phylogenetic position. EvoDevo 1: 11.
275. Barluenga, M. and A. Meyer. 2010. Phylogeography, colonization and population history of the Midas cichlid species complex (Amphilophus spp.) in the Nicaraguan crater lakes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 326.
274. Meyer, A. 2010. Evolution im Zeitraffer – was Darwin noch nicht wusste. Pp. 77- 92. In: “Faszination Leben”. V. Gerhardt, D. Schulte Hrsg. W. Fink Verlag.
273. Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2010. Whole genome duplications and the radiation of vertebrates. Pp. 299 - 311. In: Evolution after gene duplication. Katharina Dittmar & D. Liberles (ed.) Wiley-Blackwell, NY.
272. Muenzel, F.M., Salzburger, W., Sanetra, M., Grabherr, B. and A. Meyer. 2010. Genetic structure of the vairone Telestes souffia in the eastern part of Lake Constance, central Europe. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 1158-1164. 
271. Hildebrand, F., Meyer, A. and A. Eyre-Walker. 2010. Evidence of selection upon genomic GC-content in bacteria. PLoS Genetics 6: e1001107. 
270. Gibert, Y., Bernard, L., Debiais-Thibaud, M., Bourrat, F., Joly, J., Pottin, K., Meyer, A., Retaux, S., David, W., Stock, D.W., Jackman, W.R., Seritrakul, P., Begemann, G. and V. Laudet. 2010. Formation of oral and pharyngeal dentition in teleosts depends on differential recruitment of retinoic acid signaling. FASEB Journal 24: 3298–3309.
269. Wielgoss, S., Hollandt, F., Wirth, T. and A. Meyer. 2010. Genetic signatures in an invasive parasite of Anguilla anguilla correlate with differential stock management. Journal of Fish Biology  77: 191-210.   
268. Henning, F., Renz, A.J., Fukamachi, S. and A. Meyer. 2010. Genetic, comparative genomic, and expression analyses of the Mc1r locus in the polychromatic Midas cichlid fish (Teleostei, Cichlidae Amphilophus sp.) species group. Journal of Molecular Evolution 70: 405-412.

267. Elmer, K.R., Lehtonen, T.K., Kautt, A.F., Harrod, C. and A. Meyer. 2010. Rapid sympatric ecological differentiation of crater lake  cichlid fishes within historic times. BMC Biology 8: 60.
266. Lee, H.J.,  Pittlik, S.,  Jones, J.C.,  Salzburger, W.,  Barluenga, M. and A. Meyer.  2010. Genetic support for random mating between left and right-mouth morphs in the dimorphic scale-eating cichlid fish Perissodus microlepis from Lake Tanganyika.
Journal of Fish Biology 76: 1940–1957.
265. Lehtonen, T.K., McCrary, J.K., and A. Meyer. 2010. Territorial aggression can be sensitive to the status of
heterospecific intruders. Behavioural Processes 84: 598-601.
264. Elmer, K.R., Kusche, H., Lehtonen, T.K. and A. Meyer. 2010. Local variation and parallel evolution: morphological and genetic diversity across a species complex of neotropical crater lake cichlid fishes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 1763-1782.

263. Elmer, K.R., Fan, S., Gunter, H.M., Jones, J.C., Boekhoff, S., Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2010. Rapid evolution and selection inferred from the transcriptomes of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 19 (Suppl. 1): 197–211.


262. Elmer, K.R., Thompson, L.R., and A. Meyer. 2009. Similar levels of diversity and population structure in superflock and non-superflock cichlid fishes from lake Victoria, Africa. Tropical Freshwater Biology 18: 1-14.
261. Chiari, Y., van der Meijden, A., Madsen, O., Vences, M. and A. Meyer. 2009. Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates. Frontiers in Zoology 6: 32.
260. Feiner, N., Begemann, G., Renz, A.J., Meyer, A., and S. Kuraku. 2009. The origin of bmp16, a novel Bmp2/4 relative, retained in teleost fish genomes. BMC Evolutionary Biology  9: 277. [ link ] 
259. Fraas, S., Steinbach, A.K., Tabbert, A., Harder, J., Ermler, U., Tittmann, K., Meyer, A. and P.M.H. Kroneck.  2009. Cyclohexane-1,2-dione hydrolase: A new tool to degrade alicyclic compounds. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 61: 47–49.
258. Mallet, J., Meyer, A., Nosil, P. and J.L. Feder. 2009. Space, sympatry and speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology  22: 2332–2341.
257. Meyer, A. 2009. Brain drain und brain gain – Wie Deutschland seine Chancen als Land der Wissenschaft verpasst. S 50-55. In: “Die Illusion der Exzellenz – Lebenslügen der Wissenschaftspolitik”. J. Kaube Hrsg. Wagenbach.
256. Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Aizawa, K., Oda, S., Meyer, A. and H. Mitani. 2009. Dual control by a single gene of secondary sexual characters and mating preferences in medaka. BMC Biology 7: 64.
255. Van de Peer, Y., Maere, S. and A. Meyer. 2009. The evolutionary significance of ancient genome duplications. Nature Reviews Genetics 10: 725-732.

254. Elmer, K.R., Reggio, C., Wirth, T., Verheyen, E., Salzburger, W., and A. Meyer. Pleistocene desiccation in East Africa bottlenecked but did not extirpate the adaptive radiation of Lake Victoria haplochromine cichlid fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 13404-13409.
253. Salzburger, W., Steinke, D., Braasch, I. and A. Meyer. 2009. Genome desertification in eutherians: can gene deserts explain the uneven distribution of genes in placental mammalian genomes? Journal of Molecular Evolution 69: 207-216.

252. Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2009. The evolution and maintenance of Hox gene clusters in vertebrates and the teleost-specific genome duplication. International Journal of Developmental Biology 53: 765-773.
251. Elmer, K.R., Lehtonen, T.K. and A. Meyer. 2009. Color assortative mating contributes to sympatric divergence of neotropical cichlid fish. Evolution 63: 2750-2757.
250. Offen, N., Meyer, A. and G. Begemann 2009. Identification of novel genes involved in the development of the sword and the gonopodium in swordtail fish. Developmental Dynamics 238: 1674–1687.


249. Fukamachi, S., Yada, T., Meyer, A. and M. Kinoshita. 2009. Effects of transgenic and constitutive expression of somatolactin alpha on growth, skin pigmentation, and lipid/cortisal metabolisms in medaka. Gene 442: 81–87.
248. Meyer, A. 2009. Darwins Geheimnis der Geheimnisse – Artbildung unter (sympatrischen) Bedingungen in den letzten 150 Jahren seit Darwin. In: Elsner, N., Gradstein, S.R., Reitner, J., Fritz, H-J. (eds.) Evolution: Zufall und Zwangsläufigkeit der Schöpfung. p. 160-195.
247. Sanetra, M., Henning, F., Fukamachi, S. and A. Meyer. 2009. A microsatellite-based genetic linkage map of the cichlid fish,
Astatotilapia burtoni (Teleosei): a comparison of genomic architectures among rapidly speciating cichlids. Genetics 182: 387–397.
246. Kuraku, S., Meyer, A. and S. Kuratani. 2009. Timing of genome duplications relative to the origin of the vertebrates: did cyclostomes diverge before, or after? Molecular Biology and Evolution 26: 47-59.


245. Kuraku, S. and A. Meyer. 2008. Genomic analysis of cichlid fish ‘natural mutants’. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 18: 551-558.

244. Crottini, A., Chiari, Y., Mercurio, V., Meyer, A., Vences, M. and F. Andreone. 2008. Into the canyons: The phylogeography of the Malagasy frogs Mantella expectata and Scaphiophryne gottlebei in the arid Isalo Massif, and its significance for conservation (Amphibia: Mantellidae and Microhylidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 8: 368–377.
243. Wielgoss, S., Wirth, T. and A. Meyer. 2008. Isolation and characterization of 12 dinucleotide microsatellites in the European eel, Anguilla anguilla L., and tests of amplification in other species of eels. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 1382–1385.
242. Elmer, K.R., Van Houdt, J.K., Meyer, A. and F.A.M. Volckaert. 2008. Population genetic structure of North American burbot (Lota lota maculosa) across the Nearctic and its contact zone with Eurasian burbot (Lota lota lota). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 2412-2426. 

241. Offen, N., Blum, N., Meyer, A. and G. Begemann. 2008. Fgfr1 signalling in the development of a sexually selected trait in vertebrates, the sword of swordtail fish. BMC Developmental Biology 8: 98.

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240. Wirth, T., Hildebrand, F., Allix-Beguec, C., Woelbeling, F., Kubica, T. Kremer, K., van Soolingen, D., Ruesch-Gerrdes, S, Locht, C., Brisse, S. Meyer, A., Supply, P. and S. Niemann. 2008. Origin, spread and demography of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. PLoS Pathogens 4: e1000160.
239. Pils, S., Gerrard, D., Meyer, A. and C.R. Hauck. 2008. CEACAM3: An innate immune receptor directed against human-restricted bacterial pathogens. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 298: 553-560.
238. Wielgoss, S., Taraschewski, H., A. Meyer and T. Wirth. 2008. Population structure of the parasitic nematode Anguillicola crassus, an invader of declining North-Atlantic eel stocks. Molecular Ecology 17: 3478-3495.
237. Eibner, M., Pittlik, S., Meyer, A., and G. Begemann. 2008. An organizer controls the development of the ‘‘sword,’’ a sexually selected trait in swordtail fish. Evolution & Development 10: 403-412.
236. Abila, R., Salzburger, W., Ndonga, M.F., Owiti, D., Barluenga, M., and A. Meyer. 2008. The role of the Yala swamp lakes in the conservation of Lake Victoria region haplochromine cichlids: Evidence from genetic and trophic ecology studies. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 13: 95–104.
235. Kuraku, S., Takio, Y., Tamura, K., Aono, H., Meyer, A., and S. Kuratani. 2008. Noncanonical roles of Hox14 revealed by its expression patterns in lamprey and shark. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 6679-6683.
234. Wilson, A.B., Teugels, G.G., and A. Meyer. 2008. Marine Incursion: The Freshwater Herring of Lake Tanganyika Are the Product of a Marine Invasion into West Africa. PLoS One 3 (4): e1979.
233. Salzburger, W., Steinke, D., Hofmann, H.A., Renn S.C., Fernald, R.D., Braasch, I. and A. Meyer.  2008. Annotation of expressed sequence tags for the East African cichlid fish species Astatotilapia burtoni and evolutionary analyses of cichlid ORFs. BMC Genomics 9: 96.

232. Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Tsujimura, T., Shimada, A., Oda, S., Shima, A., Meyer, A., Kawamura, S. and H. Mitani. 2008. Rescue from oculocutaneous albinism type 4 using medaka slc45a2 cDNA driven by its own promoter. Genetics 178: 761–769.
231. Michel, C.,  Hicks, B.J., Stölting, K.N., Clarke, A.C., Stevens, M.I., Tana, R., Meyer, A. and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2008. Distinct migratory and non-mogratory ecotypes of an endemic New Zealand eleotrid (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) - implications for incipient speciation in island freshwater fish species.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 49.

230. Pittlik, S., Domingues, S., Meyer, A. and G. Begemann. 2008. Expression of zebrafish aldh1a3 (raldh3) and absence of aldh1a1 in teleosts. Gene Expression Patterns 8: 141-147.

1986 - 2007 (ascending order)


1. Meyer, A. 1986. Changes in behavior with increasing experience with a novel prey in fry of the Central American cichlid, Cichlasoma managuense (Teleostei, Cichlidae). Behaviour 98: 145-168.


2. Meyer, A. 1987. First feeding success with two types of prey by the Central American cichlid fish, Cichlasoma managuense (Pisces, Cichlidae): morphology versus behavior. Environmental Biology of Fishes 18: 127-134.

3. Meyer, A. 1987. Phenotypic plasticity and heterochrony in Cichlasoma managuense (Pisces, Cichlidae) and their implications for speciation in cichlid fishes. Evolution 41: 1357-1369.

4. Meyer, A. 1987. Morphologic measurements from specimens and their x-rays: test of a method for the study of allometry and phenotypic plasticity in fishes. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 37: 315-321.

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5. Meyer, A. 1988. Influence of age and size on the response to novel prey by fry of the cichlid fish Cichlasoma managuense (Pisces: Cichlidae). Ethology 78: 199-208.


6. Meyer, A. 1989. Costs and benefits of morphological specialization: feeding performance in the trophically polymorphic Neotropical cichlid fish, Cichlasoma citrinellum. Oecologia 80: 431-436.

7. Kocher, T.D., K. Thomas, A. Meyer, S.V. Edwards, S. Pääbo, F.X. Villablanca and A.C. Wilson. 1989. Dynamics of mitochondrial evolution in animals: amplification and sequencing with conserved primers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 86: 6196-6200

8. Lauder, G.V., A.W. Crompton, C. Gans, J. Hanken, K.F. Liem, W.O. Maier, A. Meyer, R. Presley, O.C. Rieppel, G. Roth, D. Schluter and G.A. Zweers. 1989. How are feeding systems integrated and how have evolutionary innovations been introduced? [Dahlem Workshop] Complex organismal functions: Integration and Evolution in Vertebrates. D.B. Wake and G. Roth (eds.). pp. 97-115.


9. Wayne, R.K., A. Meyer, N. Lehman, B. Van Valkenburg, P.W. Kat, T.K. Fuller, D. Girman and S.J. O'Brien. 1990. Large sequence divergence among mitochondrial DNA genotypes within populations of east African black-backed jackals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 87: 1772-1776.

10. Meyer, A. 1990. Ecological and evolutionary aspects of the trophic polymorphism in Cichlasoma citrinellum (Pisces: Cichlidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 39: 279-299.

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11. Meyer, A. 1990. Morphometrics and allometry of the trophically polymorphic cichlid fish, Cichlasoma citrinellum: Alternative adaptations and ontogenetic changes in shape. Journal of Zoology (London) 221: 237-260.

12. Meyer, A., T.D. Kocher, P. Basasibwaki and A.C. Wilson. 1990. Monophyletic origin of Lake Victoria cichlid fishes suggested by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Nature 347: 550-553.

Review of the above article in Nature's News and Views; Avise, J.C. 1990. Flocks of African fishes. Nature 347:512-513.


13. Meyer, A. and A.C. Wilson. 1990. Origin of tetrapods inferred from their mitochondrial DNA affiliation to lungfish. Journal of Molecular Evolution 31: 359-364.


14. Meyer, A., T.D. Kocher and A.C. Wilson. 1991. African fishes. Nature 350: 467-468.

15. Meyer, A. and A.C. Wilson. 1991. Coelacanth's relationships. Nature 353: 219.

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16. Degli Esposti, M., A. Ghelli, M. Crimi, A. Baracca, G. Solaini, T. Tron and A. Meyer. 1992. Cytochromeb of fish mitochondria is strongly resistant to funiculosin a powerful inhibitor of respiration. Archive for Biochemistry and Biophysics 295: 198-204.

17. Taberlet, P., A. Meyer and J. Bouvet. 1992. Unusual mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in two local populations of blue tit (Parus caeruleus). Molecular Ecology 1: 27-36.

18. Sturmbauer, C. and A. Meyer. 1992. Genetic divergence, speciation and morphological stasis in a lineage of African cichlid fishes. Nature 358: 578-581.


19. Meyer, A. and S.I. Dolven. 1992. Molecules, fossils and the origin of tetrapods. Journal of Molecular Evolution 35: 102-113.


20. Milinkovitch, M.C., G. Orti and A. Meyer. 1993. Revised phylogeny of whales suggested by mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequences. Nature 361: 346-348.

21. Reznick, D., A. Meyer and D. Frear. 1993. Life-history of Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora (Pisces: Poeciliidae). Copeia 1993: 103-111.

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22. Degli Esposti, M., S. De Vries, M. Crimi, A. Ghelli, T. Patarnello and A. Meyer. 1993. Mitochondrial cytochrome b: Evolution and structure of the protein. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta (Bioenergetics) 1143: 243-271. 

23. Sturmbauer, C. and A. Meyer. 1993. Mitochondrial phylogeny of the endemic mouthbrooding lineages of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika in Eastern Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution 10: 751-768.

24. Meyer, A. 1993. Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary processes in East African cichlids. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8: 279-284.

25. Meyer, A., C. Biermann and G. Orti. 1993. Molecular phylogeny of the zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model system in developmental biology: an invitation to the comparative method. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Ser. B 252: 231-236.

26. Meyer, A. and C. Lydeard. 1993. The evolution of copulatory organs, internal fertilization, placentae, and viviparity in killifishes (Cyprinodontiformes) inferred from a DNA phylogeny of the tyrosine kinase gene X-src. Proceedings of the Royal Society,Ser. B 254: 153-162.

27. Meyer, A. 1993. Molecular approaches to the phylogenetic study of vertebrates. Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 86.2: 131-149.

28. Meyer, A. 1993. Trophic polymorphisms in cichlid fish: Do they represent intermediate steps during sympatric speciation and explain their rapid adaptive radiation? In: Trends in Ichthyology. J.-H. Schröder, J. Bauer, M. Schartl (eds.), GSF-Bericht 7/92, Blackwell. pp. 257-266.

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29. Meyer, A. 1993. Evolution of mitochondrial DNA in fishes. Chapter 1 in:Molecular Biology Frontiers, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes Vol. 2, P.W. Hochachka and T.P. Mommsen (eds.) Elsevier Science Publishers. pp. 1-38.

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30. Sturmbauer, C., E. Verheyen and A. Meyer. 1994. Mitochondrial phylogeny of the lamprologini, the major substrate spawning lineage of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika in Eastern Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 691-703.

31. Meyer, A., C. Montero and A. Spreinat. 1994. Evolutionary history of the cichlid fish species flocks of the East African great lakes inferred from molecular phylogenetic data. Advances in Limnology 44: 409-425.

32. Orti, G., M.A. Bell, T.E. Reimchen and A. Meyer. 1994. Global survey of mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the three-spine stickleback: evidence for recent migrations. Evolution 48: 608-632.

33. Bargelloni, L., P. Ritchie, D. Lambert, T. Patarnello, B. Battaglia and A. Meyer. 1994. Molecular evolution at subzero temperatures: Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenies of fishes from Antarctica (suborder Notothenioidei), and the evolution of antifreeze glycopeptides. Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 854-863.

34. Milinkovitch, M., A. Meyer and J. R. Powell. 1994. Phylogeny of all major groups of cetaceans based on DNA sequences from three mitochondrial genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 939-948.

35. Meyer, A. 1994. Shortcomings of the cytochrome b gene as a molecular marker. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9: 278-280.

36. Meyer, A. 1994. DNA technology and phylogeny of fish: molecular phylogenetic studies of fish. Genetics and Evolution of Aquatic Organisms, pp. 219-249. A.R. Beaumont (ed.) Chapman and Hall.

37. Meyer, A., J. Morrissey, and M. Schartl. 1994. Recurrent origin of a sexually selected trait in Xiphophorus fishes inferred from a molecular phylogeny. Nature 368: 539-542.


38. Alves-Gomes, G. Orti , J.A, M. Haygood, W. Heiligenberg and A. Meyer. 1995. Phylogenetic analysis of the the South American electric fishes (Order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial sequence data. Molecular Biology and Evolution 12: 298-318.

39. Meyer, A. 1995. Molecular evidence on the origin of tetrapods and the phylogenetic relationships of the coelacanth. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10: 111-116.

40. Lydeard, C., M.C. Wooton and A. Meyer. 1995. Molecules, morphology, and area cladograms: a cladistic and biogeographic analysis of Gambusia (Teleostei: Poeciliidae). Systematic Biology 44: 211-236.

41. Milinkovitch, M.C., G. Orti and A. Meyer. 1995. Novel phylogeny of whales revisited but not revised. Molecular Biology and Evolution 12: 518-520.

42. Funk, D.J., D.J. Futuyma, G. Orti and A. Meyer. 1995. Mitochondrial DNA sequences and multiple data sets: a phylogenetic study of phytophagous beetles (Chrysomelidae: Ophraella). Molecular Biology and Evolution 12: 627-640.

43. Meyer, A., P. Ritchie and K.-E. Witte. 1995. Predicting developmental processes from evolutionary patterns: a molecular phylogeny of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) and its relatives. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Ser. B 349: 103-111.

44. Lydeard, C., M.C. Wooton and A. Meyer. 1995. Cytochromeb sequence variation and a molecular phylogeny of the livebearing fish genus Gambusia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) Canadian Journal of Zoology 73: 213-227.

45. Lockhart, P., D. Penny and A. Meyer. 1995. Testing the phylogeny of swordtail fishes using split decomposition and spectral analysis. Journal of Molecular Evolution 41: 666-674.

46. Funk, D.J., D.J. Futuyma, G. Orti and A. Meyer. 1995. History of host associations and evolutionary diversification for Ophraella (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) based on a mitochondrial DNA phylogeny. Evolution 49: 1008-1017.

47. Horovitz, I. and A. Meyer. 1995. Systematics of New World monkey (Platyrrhini, Primates) based on 16S mitochondrial DNA sequences: A comparative analysis of different weighting methods in cladistic analyses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 4: 448-456.


48. Orti, G. and A. Meyer. 1996. Molecular evolution of ependymin and the phylogenetic resolution of early divergences among euteleostean fishes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 556-573

49. Glaubrecht, M. and A. Meyer. 1996. Der Ursprung der Landwirbeltiere - molekulargenetische Verwandtschaft von Quastenflosser and Lungenfisch. Spektrum der Wissenschaft 2/1996: 22-24.

50. Orti, G., P. Petry, J.I.R. Porto, M. Jégu and A. Meyer. 1996. Patterns of nucleotide change in mitochondrial ribosomal RNA genes and the phylogeny of piranhas. Journal of Molecular Evolution 42: 169-182.

51. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1996. The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the African lungfish, Protopterus dolloi, supports its phylogenetic position as a close relative of land vertebrates. Genetics 142: 1249-1263.

52. Meyer, A. 1996. The evolution of body plans: HOM/Hox cluster evolution, model systems and the importance of phylogeny. pp. 322-340 In: New Uses for New Phylogenies. P.H. Harvey, A.J. Leigh Brown, J. Maynard Smith, and S. Nee (eds.) Oxford University Press.

53. Meyer, A., C.M. Montero and A. Spreinat. 1996. Molecular phylogenetic inferences about the evolutionary history of the East African cichlid fish radiations. pp. 303-323. In: IDEAL (International Decade of East African Lakes):The Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes, T. Johnson and E. Odada (eds.) Gordon and Breach Scientific Publishers.

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54. Forey, P., D.T.J. Littlewood, P. Ritchie and A. Meyer. 1996.Interrelationships of elopomorph fishes. pp. 175-191. In: The Interrelationships of Fishes, M.L.J. Stiassny, L.R. Parenti and G.D. Johnson (eds.). Academic Press.

55. Ritchie, P., L. Bargelloni, A. Meyer , J.A. Taylor, J.A. MacDonald and D.M. Lambert. 1996. Mitochondrial phylogeny of trematomid fishes (Nototheniidae, Perciformes) and the evolution of Antarctic fish. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 5: 383-390.

56. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1996. Evolutionary relationships of the coelacanth, lungfishes, and tetrapods based on the 28S ribosomal RNA gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93: 5449-5454.

57. Verheyen, E., L. Rüber, J. Snoeks and A. Meyer. 1996. Mitochondrial phylogeography of rock dwelling cichlid fishes reflects lake level fluctuations in Lake Tanganyika. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Ser. B 351 (1341): 797-805.

58. Graser, R., C. O’h Uigin, C., V. Vincek, A. Meyer and J. Klein. 1996. Trans-species polymorphism of class II Mhc loci in danio fishes. Immunogenetics 44: 36-48.

59. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1996. The phylogenetic performance of mitochondrial protein coding genes in resolving relationships among vertebrates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 933-942.

60. Zardoya, R., E. Abouheif and A. Meyer. 1996. Evolution and orthology of hedgehog genes. Trends in Genetics 12: 496-497.

61. Noack, K., R. Zardoya and A. Meyer. 1996. The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis), a basal ray-finned fish: Ancient establishment of the consensus vertebrate gene order. Genetics 144: 1165-1180.

62. Zardoya, R., E. Abouheif and A. Meyer. 1996. Evolutionary analyses ofhedgehog and Hoxd-10 genes in fish species closely related to the zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93: 13036-13041.

63. Zardoya, R., D. Vollmer, C. Craddock, T. Streelman, S. Karl and A. Meyer. 1996. Evolutionary conservation of microsatellite flanking regions and the phylogeny of cichlid fishes (Pisces: Perciformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society Ser. B 263: 1589-1598.

64. Meyer, A., L.L. Knowless, E. Verheyen. 1996. Widespread geographical distribution of mitochondrial haplotypes in rock-dwelling cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Ecology 5: 341-350.


65. Orti, G. and A. Meyer. 1997. The radiation of Characiform fishes and the limits of resolution of mitochondrial ribosomal RNA sequences. Systematic Biology 46: 75-100.

66. Kretzmann, M.B., W.G. Gilmartin, A. Meyer, G.P. Zegers, S.R. Fain, B.F. Taylor and D.P. Costa. 1997. Low genetic variation in the Hawaiian monk seal: Conservation implications.Conservation Biology 11: 482-490.

67. Mojica, C.L., A. Meyer and G.W. Barlow. 1997. Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Brachyrhaphis (Poeciliidae) as inferred from partial mitochondrial DNA sequences. Copeia 1997: 298-305.

68. Zardoya, R. and Meyer, A. 1997. The complete DNA sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the "living fossil" the coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae. Genetics 146: 995-1010.

69. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1997. Molecular phylogenetic information on the identity of the closest living relatives(s) of land vertebrates. Naturwissenschaften 84: 389-397.

70. Sturmbauer, C., L. Rüber, E. Verheyen and A. Meyer. 1997. Phylogeographic patterns in populations of cichlid fishes from rocky habitats in Lake Tanganyika.pp. 93-107. In: Molecular Phylogenetics of Fishes. C.A. Stepien and T.D. Kocher. (eds.), Academic Press.

71. Bargelloni, L., T. Patarnello, P.A. Ritchie, B. Battaglia and A. Meyer.1997. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of Notothenioid fish based on partial sequences of the 12S and 16S ribosomal RNA mitochondrial genes. pp. 45-50. In: Antarctic Communities SCAR-symposium proceedings, Wolton, D.W.H., Valencia, J. and B. Battaglia, (eds.), Cambridge University Press.

72. Horovitz, I. and A. Meyer. 1997. The importance of key innovations in the evolution of New World monkeys inferred from a combined phylogenetic analysis of nuclear, mitochondrial, and morphological data. pp. 189-224. In: Molecular Evolution and Adaptive Radiations. Givnish, T.J. and Sytsma, K.J. eds., Cambridge University Press.

73. Reinthal, P.N. and A. Meyer. 1997. Molecular phylogenetic tests of speciation models in African cichlid fishes. pp. 375-390. In: Molecular Evolution and Adaptive Radiations Givnish, T.J. and Sytsma, K.J. eds. Cambridge University Press.

74. Meyer, A. 1997. The evolution of sexually selected traits in male swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus: Poecilidae). Heredity 79: 329-337.

75. Abouheif, E., M. Akam, M., W.J. Dickinson, P.W.H. Holland, A. Meyer, N. Patel, R. Raff, L. Roth and G. Wray. 1997. Homology and developmental genes. Trends in Genetics 13: 432-433.


76. Rüber, L., E. Verheyen, C. Sturmbauer and A. Meyer. 1998. Lake level fluctuations and speciation in rock-dwelling cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. pp. 225-240. In: Evolution on Islands, P.R. Grant. ed., Oxford University Press.

77. Meyer A. 1998. Hox gene variation and evolution. Nature (News and Views) 391: 225-228.

78. Veith, M., Steinfartz, S., Zardoya, R., Seitz, A., and A. Meyer. 1998. A molecular phylogeny of "true" salamanders (Family Salamandridae) and the evolution of terrestriality of reproductive modes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 36: 7-16.

79. Zardoya, R., Y. Cao, M. Hasegawa and A. Meyer. 1998. Searching for the closest living relative(s) of tetrapods through analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data sets. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15: 506-517.

80. Streelman, T., R. Zardoya, A. Meyer and S. Karl. 1998. Multiple gene genealogical analyses of cichlid fishes (Pisces: Perciformes): comparison of microsatellite flanking regions and single-copy nuclear DNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15: 798-808.

81. Wittbrodt, J., A. Meyer and M. Schartl.1998. More genes in fish? BioEssays 20: 511-515.

82. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1998. Cloning and characterization of a microsatellite in the mitochondrial control region of the African side-necked turtle, Pelomedusa subrufa. Gene 215: 149-153.

83. Abouheif, E., R. Zardoya and A. Meyer. 1998. Limitations of metazoan 18S rRNA sequence data: Implications for reconstructing a phylogeny of the animal kingdom and inferring the reality of the Cambrian explosion. Journal of Molecular Evolution 47: 394-405.

84. Horovitz, I., R. Zardoya and A. Meyer. 1998. New world monkey systematics: A simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 106: 261-281.

85. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 1998. Complete mitochondrial genome suggests diapsid affinities of turtles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 95: 14226-14231.

86. Meyer, A. 1998. We are devo evo. Trends in Genetics 14: 482-483.


87. Braga, E, R. Zardoya, A. Meyer and J. Yen. 1999. Mitochondrial and nuclear rDNA based copepod phylogeny with emphasis on the Euchaetidae (Calanoidae). Marine Biology 133: 79-90.

88. Meyer, A. 1999. Homology and homoplasy: the retention of genetic programmes. p. 141-157. In: "Homology" Bock, G. (ed.), Wiley.

89. Stiassny, M.L.J. and A. Meyer. 1999. Cichlids of the African Rift Lakes. Scientific American 280: 64-69.

90. Meyer, A. and E. Málaga-Trillo. 1999. Vertebrate genomics: More fishy tales about fish Hox genes. Current Biology 9: R210-213.

91. Farias, I.P., G. Ortî, I. Sampaio, H. Schneider and A. Meyer. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of the family Cichlidae: Monophyly and fast molecular evolution of the Neotropical assemblage. Journal of Molecular Evolution 48: 703-711.

92. Stiassny, M.L.J. and A. Meyer. 1999. Buntbarsche Meister der Anpassung. Spektrum der Wissenschaft (June) 36-43.

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93. Ali, A.B., J. Wuyts, R. De Wachter, A. Meyer and Y. Van de Peer. 1999. Construction of a variability map for eukaryotic large subunit ribosomal RNA. Nucleic Acids Research 27: 2825-2831.

94. Rüber, L, E. Verheyen and A. Meyer. 1999. Replicated evolution of trophic specializations in an endemic cichlid fish lineage from Lake Tanganyika. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 96: 10230-10235.

95. Meyer, A. and M. Schartl. 1999. Gene and genome duplications in vertebrates: the one-to-four (to eight in fish) rule and the evolution of novel gene functions. Current Opinions in Cell Biology 11: 699-704.


96. Hilbish, J., A. Mullinax, S.I. Dolven. A. Meyer, R.K. Koehn, and P. D. Rawson. 2000. The origin of the antitropical distribution pattern in marine mussels (Mytilus spp.): routes and timing of transequitorial migration. Marine Biology 136: 69-77.

97. Noack, K., A.B. Wilson and A. Meyer. 2000. Broad taxonomic applicability of microsatellites developed for the highly polymorphic Neotropical cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellum. Animal Genetics 31: 151-152.

98. Farias, I, Ortí, G. and A. Meyer. 2000. Total evidence: molecules, morphology, and the phylogenetics of cichlid fishes. Journal of Experimental Zoology - Molecular and Developmental Evolution 288: 76-92.

99. Van der Peer, Y., Ben Ali, A., and A. Meyer. 2000. Microsporidia: accumulating molecular evidence that a group of amitochondriate and suspectedly primitive eukaryotes are just curious fungi. Gene 246: 1-8.

100. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 2000. Mitochondrial evidence on the phylogenetic position of Caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona). Genetics 155: 765-775.

101. Martin, Y., Gerlach, G., Schlötterer, C. and A. Meyer. 2000. Molecular phylogeny of European muroid rodents based on complete cytochrome b sequences. Molecular Phylogenitics and Evolution 16: 37-47.

102. Wilson, A.B. Noack-Kuhnmann, K. and A. Meyer. 2000. Incipient speciation in sympatric Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fishes: sexual selection versus ecological diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B 267: 2133-2141.

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103. Cassens, I., Vicario, S., Waddell, V.G., Balchowsky, H., Van Belle, D., Ding, W., Fan, C., Lal Mohan, R.S.L., Simones-Lopes, P.C., Bastida, R., Meyer, A., Stanhope, M.J. and Milinkovitch, M.C. 2000. Independent adaptation to riverine habitats allowed survival of ancient cetacean lineages. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA 97: 11343-11347.

104. Van de Peer, Y., Baldauf, S.L., Doolittle, W.F. and A. Meyer. 2000. A comprehensive rate-calibrated phylogeny of (crown) eukaryotes using rRNA sequences and comparison with protein data. Journal of Molecular Evolution 51: 565-576.

105. Garner, T.W.J, Brinkmann, H., Gerlach, G., Meyer, A., P.I.Ward, Spörri, M, and D.J. Hosken. 2000. Polymorphic DNA microsatellites identified in the yellow dung fly (Scathopahga stercoraria). Molecular Ecology 9: 2207-2208.


106. Volff, J.-N., Körting, C., Meyer. A. and M Schartl. 2001. Evolution and discontinuous distribution of Rex3 retrotransposons in fish. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18: 427-431.

107. Kretzmann, M., Gemmell, N.J., and A. Meyer. 2001. Microsatellite analysis of population structure in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Conservation Biology 15: 457-466.

108. Rüber, L., Meyer, A., Sturmbauer, C. and E. Verheyen. 2001. Population structure in two sympatric species of Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Eretmodini: evidence for introgression. Molecular Ecology 10: 1207-1225.

109. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 2001. On the origin of and phylogenetic relationships among living amphibians. Proceedings National Acadamy of Science USA 98:7380-7383.

110. Taylor, J., Van de Peer, Y. and A. Meyer. 2001. Genome duplication, divergent resolution and speciation. Trends in Genetics 17: 299-301.

111. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 2001. Vertebrate phylogeny: limits of inference of mitochondrial genome and nuclear rRNA sequence data due to an adverse phylogenetic signal/homoplasy ratio. Pp. 135-155. In: "Major events in early vertebrate evolution: paleontology, phylogeny and development" Per Ahlberg ed. Taylor and Francis.

112. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 2001. The evolutionary position of turtles revised. Naturwissenschaften 88: 193-200.

113. Wilson, A.B., Vincent, A., Ahensjö, I. and Meyer, A. 2001. Male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefishes (Family Syngnathidae): Rapid diversification of paternal brood pouch morphology inferred from a molecular phylogeny. Journal of Heredity 92: 159-166.
114. Farias, I.P., Ortî, G. Sampaio, I. Schneider, H. and Meyer, A. 2001. The cytochrome b gene as a phylogenetic marker: the limits of resolution for analyzing relationships among cichlid fishes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 53: 89-103.
115. Mindell, D.P. and A. Meyer. 2001. Homology evolving. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 434-440.
116. Van de Peer, I., Taylor, J., Braasch, I. and A. Meyer. 2001. Ghosts of selection past: rates of evolution of anciently duplicated genes. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 53: 434-444.
117. Taylor, J., Van de Peer, Y. Braasch, I. and A. Meyer. 2001. Comparative genomics provides evidence for an ancient genome duplication in fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 356: 1661-1679.
118. Gerlach, G. Schardt, U., Eckmann, R. and A. Meyer. 2001. Kin structured subpopulations of the European perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) in Lake Constance.Heredity 86: 213-221.
119. Malaga-Trillo, E. and A. Meyer. 2001. Genome duplications and accelerated evolution of Hox genes and cluster architecture in teleost fishes. American Zoologist 41: 676-686.
120. Begemann, G. and A. Meyer 2001. Hindbrain patterning revisited: timing and effects of retinoic acid signaling. BioEssays 23: 981- 986.
121. Taylor, J.S., Van de Peer, Y., A. Meyer. 2001. Revisiting a recent test of the ancient fish-specific genome duplication hypothesis. Current Biology11: R1005-1007.


122. Seckinger, J., Brinkmann, H., and A. Meyer. 2002. Microsatellites in the genus Xiphophorus, developed in Xiphophorus montezumae. Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 4-6.
123. Van de Peer, Y., Taylor, J.S., Jayabalan, J. and A. Meyer. 2002. WANDA: A database of duplicated fish genes. Nucleic Acids Research30: 99-102.
124. Meyer, A. 2002. The stuff new species are made of? Nature Genetics (News and Views) 30: 127-128.
125. Malaga-Trillo, Lang, D.M, Laessing, U., Meyer, A. and C. A.O. Stuermer. 2002. Evolution of duplicated reggie genes in zebrafish and goldfish. Journal of Molecular Evolution 54: 235-245.
126. Obornik, M.,Van de Peer, Y., Hypsa, V., Frickey, T., Slapeta, J.R, Meyer, A. and J. Lukes. 2002. Phylogenetic analyses suggest lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast. Gene 285: 109-118.
127. Van de Peer, Y., Frickey, T., J.S. Taylor and A. Meyer. 2002. Dealing with saturation at the amino acid level: A case study based on anciently duplicated zebrafish genes. Gene 295: 205-211.
128. Klett, V.M. and A. Meyer. 2002. What, if anything, is a Tilapia? - Mitochondrial ND2 phylogeny of tilapiines and the evolution of parental care systems in the African cichlid fishes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 865-883.
129. Salzburger, W., Meyer A., Baric S, Verheyen E. and C. Sturmbauer. 2002. Phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species flock and its relationship to the Central- and East African haplochromine cichlid fauna. Systematic Biology 51: 113-135.
130. Begemann, G, Gibert, Y, A. Meyer and Ingham, P. W. 2002. Cloning of zebrafish T-box genes tbx15 and tbx18 and their expression during embryonic development. Mechanisms of Development 114: 137-141.
131. Hrbek, T., Küçük F., Frickey, T., Stölting, K.N., Wildekamp, R., and A. Meyer. 2002. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Aphenius (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes) species complex of central Anatolia, Turkey. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25: 125-137.
132. Forstmeier, W., Kempenaers, B., Meyer, A. and B. Leisler. 2002. A novel song parameter correlates with extra-pair paternity and reflects male longevity. Proceeding of the Royal Society 269: 1479-1485.
133. Vences, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw, J. Kosuch, A. Meyer and M. Veith. 2002. The radiation of the Malagasy treefrog genus Boophis: high genetic divergence of sibling species and brook breeding as possible key innovation. Molecular Ecology 11: 1453-1463.
134. Klingenberg, C.P., M. Barluenga and A. Meyer. 2002. Shape analysis of symmetric structures: quantifying variation among individuals and asymmetry. Evolution 56: 1909-1920.


135. Hrbek, T. and A. Meyer. 2003. The closing of the Thethys and the phylogeny of Eurasian killifishes (Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16:17-36.
136. Taylor, J.S., Braasch, I., Frickey, T., A. Meyer and Y. Van de Peer. 2003. Genome duplication, a trait shared by 22,000 species of ray-finned fish. Genome Research 13: 382-390.

137. Meyer, A. and Y. Van de Peer. 2003. "Natural selection merely modified while redundancy created" - Susumu Ohno's idea of the evolutionary importance of gene and genome duplications. Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 3: VII-IX.

138. Van de Peer, Y., Taylor, J.S. and A. Meyer. 2003. Are all fishes ancient polyploids? Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 3: 65-73.
139. Verheyen, E., Salzburger, W., Snocks, J. and A. Meyer. 2003. The origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa. Science 300: 325-329.

140. Meyer, A. and Y. Van de Peer. 2003. "Natural selection merely modified while redundancy created"-Susumu Ohno's idea of the evolutionary importance of gene and genome duplications. In: Genome Evolution, Meyer A. and Y. Van de Peer (eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers. (same as #137)

141. Van de Peer, Y., Taylor, J.S. and A. Meyer. 2003. Are all fishes ancient polyploids? In: Genome Evolution, Meyer A. and Y. Van de Peer (eds.) Kluver Academic Publishers. (same as #138)

142. Santini S., J. L. Boore, and A. Meyer. 2003. Evolutionary Conservation of Regulatory Elements in Vertebrate Hox Gene Clusters. Genome Research 13: 1111-1122.
143. Wilson A. B., I. Ahnesjo, A. C. J. Vincent and A. Meyer. 2003. The dynamics of male brooding, mating patterns, and sex roles in pipefishes and seahorses (Family Syngnathidae). Evolution 57: 1374-1386.

144. Salzburger, W., A. Brandstätter, A. Giles, W. Parson, M. Hempel, C. Sturmbauer and A. Meyer. 2003. Phylogeography of the vairone (Leuciscus souffia, Risso1826) in Central Europe. Molecular Ecology 12, 2371–2386.
145. Meyer, A. and R. Zardoya. 2003. Recent advances in the (molecular) phylogeny of vertebrates. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 34: 311-338.
146. Zauner, H., G. Begemann, M. Marý -Beffa, and A. Meyer. 2003. Differential regulation of msx genes in the development of the gonopodium, an intromittent organ, and of the "sword" a sexually selected trait of swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus).Evolution and Development 5: 466-477.
147. Klingenberg, C., M. Barluenga and A. Meyer. 2003. Body shape variation in cichlid fishes of the Amphilophus citrinellus species complex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80: 397-408.
148. Zardoya, R., E. Malaga-Trillo, M. Veith, A. Meyer. 2003. Complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of a salamander, Mertensiella luschani.Gene 317: 17-27.
149. Vences, M., D. Vieites, F. Glaw, H. Brinkmann, J. Kosuch, M. Veith and A. Meyer. 2003. Multiple overseas dispersal in amphibians.Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 270: 2435-2442.
150. Farias, I., T. Hrbek, H. Brinkmann, I. Sampaio and A. Meyer. 2003. Characterization and isolation of DNA microsatellite primers for Arapaima gigas, an economically important but severely over-exploited fish species of the Amazon basin. Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 128–130.


151. Vences, M., Y. Chiari, L. Raharivololoniaina, and A. Meyer. 2004. High mitochondrial diversity within and among populations of Malagasy poison frogs. Molecular Phylogenitics and Evolution 2: 295-307.
152. Vandepoele, K., W. de Vos, J.S. Taylor, A. Meyer and Y. van de Peer. 2004. Major events in the genome evolution of vertebrates: Paranome age and size differ considerably between ray-finned fishes and land vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Science, USA 101: 1638-1643.
153. Wilson, A.B., M. Glaubrecht and A. Meyer. 2004. Ancient lakes as evolutionary reservoirs: evidence from the thalassoid gastropods of Lake Tanganyika. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 217: 529-536.
154. Zardoya, R. and A. Meyer. 2004. Molecular evidence on the origin and phylogenetic relationships of the major groups of vertebrates. pp. 209-217. In Moya, A. (ed.) From molecules to ecosystems. Blackwell.
155. Brinkmann, H., B. Venkatesh, S. Brenner and A. Meyer. 2004. Nuclear protein-coding genes support lungfish and not the coelacanth as the closest living relatives of land vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 4900-4905.
156. Van der Meijden, A., M. Vences and A. Meyer. 2004. Novel Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic brevicipitine and scaphiophrynine toads as revealed by sequences from the nuclear Rag-1 gene. Proceeding of the Royal Society B 271: S378-S381.
157. Hoegg, S., M. Vences, H. Brinkmann and A. Meyer. 2004. Phylogeny and comparative substitution rates of frogs inferred from sequences of three nuclear genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21: 1188-1200.
158. Hrbek, T., K. N. Stölting, Fevzi Bardakci, F. Küçük, R. H. Wildekamp and A. Meyer. 2004. Plate tectonics and biogeographical patterns of the Pseudophoxinus (Pisces: Cypriniformes) species complex of central Anatolia, Turkey. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 297-308.
159. Barluenga, M. and A. Meyer. 2004. The Midas cichlid species complex: incipient sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan cichlid fishes? Molecular Ecology 13: 2061-2076.
160. Begemann, G., M. Marx, K. Mebus, A. Meyer, and M. Bastmeyer. 2004. Beyond the neckless phenotype: influence of reduced retinoic acid signaling on motor neuron development in the zebrafish hindbrain. Developmental Biology 271: 119–129.

161. Hoegg, S., Brinkmann, H., M. Taylor, J. and A. Meyer. 2004. Phylogenetic timing of the fish-specific genome duplication correlates with phenotypic and taxonomic diversification in fishes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 59: 190-203.
162. Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2004. The species flocks of East African cichlid fishes: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics and population genetics.Naturwissenschaften 91: 277-290.
163. Abila, R., M. Barluenga, J. Engelken, A. Meyer and W. Salzburger. 2004. Population-structure and genetic diversity in a haplochromine cichlid fish of a satellite lake of Lake Victoria. Molecular Ecology 13: 2589–2602.
164. Vences, M., S. Wanke, D. R. Vieites, W. R. Branch, F. Glaw and A. Meyer. 2004. Natural colonization or introduction? Phylogeographical relationships and morphological differentiation of house geckos (Hemidactylus) from Madagascar. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 115–130.
165. Chen, W-J, G. Orti and A. Meyer. 2004. Novel evolutionary relationship among four fish model systems. Trends in Genetics 20: 424-431.
166. Vieites, D. R., S. Nieto-Roman, M. Barluenga, A. Palanca, M. Vences and A. Meyer. 2004. Post-mating clutch piracy in an amphibian. Nature 431: 305-308.
167. Köhler, F., T. von Rintelen, A. Meyer and M. Glaubrecht. 2004. Multiple origin of viviparity in southeast asian gastropods (Cerithoidea: Pachychilidae) and its evolutionary implications. Evolution 58: 2215–2226.
168. Chiari, Y., M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, F. Rabemananjara, P. Bora, O. Romilijaona Ravoahangimalala and A. Meyer. 2004. New evidence for parallel evolution of colour patterns in Malagasy poison frogs (Mantella). Molecular Ecology 13: 3763 –3774.
169. Brinkmann, H., A. Denk, J. Zitzler, J. J. Joss, A. Meyer. 2004. Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of the South American and the Australian lungfish: testing of the phylogenetic performance of mitochondrial data sets for phylogenetic problems in tetrapod relationships. Journal of Molecular Evolution 59: 834 –848.
170. Steinke, D., W. Salzburger and A. Meyer. 2004. EverEST – A phylogenomic EST database approach. PhyloInformatics 6: 1 -4.


171. Andreone, F., M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, F. Glaw and A. Meyer. 2005. Recurrent ecological adaptations revealed through a molecular analysis of the secretive cophyline frogs of Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 315 –322.

172. Von Rintelen, T., A. B. Wilson, A. Meyer and M. Glaubrecht. 2005. Escalation and trophic specialization drive adaptive radiation of freshwater gastropods in ancient lakes on Sulawesi, Indonesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271, 2541–2549.

173. Van de Peer, Y. and A. Meyer. 2005. Large-scale gene and ancient genome duplication. In: The evolution of the genome. T. R. Gregory. Ed. Elsevier Press. Pp. 329-368.

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174. Salzburger. W., T. Mack, E. Verheyen, and A. Meyer. 2005. Out of Tanganyika: Genesis, explosive speciation, key-innovations and phylogeography of the haplochromine cichlid fishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 5: 17.
175. Barluenga, M. and A. Meyer. 2005. Old fish in a young lake: stone loach (Pisces: Barbatula barbatula) populations in Lake Constance are genetically isolated by distance. Molecular Ecology 14: 1229-1239.
176. San Mauro, D., M. Vences, M. Alcabendas, R. Zardoya, and A. Meyer. 2005. Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangea. American Naturalist 165: 590-599.
177. Sanetra, M. and A. Meyer. 2005. Microsatellites from the burbot (Lota lota), a freshwater gadoid fish (Teleostei). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 390-392.
178. Echelle, A. A., E. W.Carson, A. F. Echelle, R.A. van den Bussche, T. E. Dowling and A. Meyer. 2005. Historical Biogeography of the New-World Pupfish Genus Cyprinodon (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Copeia 2005: 320–339.
179. Luo, J., M. Sanetra, M. Schartl, and A. Meyer. 2005. Strong Reproductive Skew Among Males in the Multiply Mated Swordtail Xiphophorus multilineatus (Teleostei). Journal of Heredity 96:346–355.
180. Gibert, Y.D. R. McMillan, K. Kayes-Wandover, A. Meyer, G. Begemann, P. C. White. 2005. Analysis of the very large G-protein coupled receptor gene
(Vlgr1/Mass1/USH2C) in zebrafish. Gene 353: 200–206.
181. Hoegg, S. and A. Meyer. 2005. Hox clusters as models for vertebrate genome evolution. Trends in Genetics 21: 421–424.

182. Meyer, A. and Y. van de Peer. 2005. From 2R to 3R: evidence for a fish-specific genome duplication (FSGD). BioEssays 27: 937–945.
183. Wirth, T., Meyer, A. and M. Achtman. 2005. Deciphering host migrations and origins by means of their microbes. Molecular Ecology 14: 3289–3306.
184. Hrbek, T., Farias, I, Crossa, M., Sampaio, I., Porto, J.I.R. and Meyer, A. 2005. Population genetic analysis of Arapaima gigas, one of the largest freshwater fishes of the Amazon basin: implications for its conservation. Animal Conservation 8: 297-308.
185. Steinke, D., Vences, M., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2005. TaxI: a software tool for DNA-barcoding using distance methods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 360: 1975-1980.  
186. Meyer A. 2005. Kann man zusehen wie neue Arten entstehen? Pp. 71-80. In "Evolution" (J. Grolle ed.).
187. Gu, W., Gibert, Y., Wirth, T., Elischer, A., Bloch, W., Meyer, A., Steinlein, O.K. and G. Begemann. 2005. Using gene-history and expression analyses to assess the involvement of LGI genes in human disorders. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 2209-2216.
188. Sanetra, M., Becker, M.-B., Begemann, G. and A. Meyer. 2005. Conservation and co-option in developmental programs: the importance of homology relationships. Frontiers in Zoology 2(1): 15.
189. Cummings, M.P. and A. Meyer. 2005. Magic bullets and golden rules: Data sampling in molecular phylogenetics. Zoology 108: 329–336.
190. Van der Meijden, A., Vences, M., Hoegg, S. and A. Meyer. 2005. A previously unrecognized radiation of ranid frogs in Southern Africa revealed by nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 674–685.
191. Clabaut, C., W. Salzburger and A. Meyer. 2005. Comparative phylogenetic analyses of the adaptive radiation of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish: nuclear sequences are less homoplasious but also less informative than mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Molecular Evolution 61: 666–681.
192. Chiari, Y., F. Andreone, M. Vences and A. Meyer. 2005. Genetic variation of an endangered Malagasy frog, Mantella cowani, and its phylogenetic relationship to the widespread M. baroni. Conservation Genetics 6: 1041-1047.

193. Lang, M., Miyake, T., Braasch, I., Tinnemore, D., Siegel, N., Salzburger, W., Amemiya, C. and A. Meyer. 2006. (with cover). A BAC library of the East African haplochromine cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B (Molecular Development and Evolution) 306B: 35-44.

194. Barluenga, M., Stolting, K.N., Salzburger, W., Muschick, M., A. Meyer. 2006. Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish. Nature  439: 719-23.

195. Steinke, D. Salzburger, W., Braasch, I., and A. Meyer. 2006. Many genes in fish have species-specific asymmetric rates of molecular evolution. BMC Genomics 7: 20.

196. Meyer, A., W. Salzburger, and M. Schartl. 2006. Sexual selection driven hybrid origin of a new species of swordtail (Xiphophorus clemenciae, Pisces). Molecular Ecology 15: 721-730.
197. Vieites, D.R., Chiari, Y., Vences, M., Andreone, F., Rabemananjara, F., Bora, P., Nieto-Román, S. and A. Meyer. 2006. Mitochondrial evidence for distinct phylogeographic units in the endangered Malagasy poison frog Mantella bernhardi. Molecular Ecology 15: 1617-1625.
198. Braasch, I., Salzburger, W., and A. Meyer. 2006. Asymmetric evolution in two fish-specifically duplicated receptor tyrosine kinase paralogons involved in teleost coloration. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23: 1192-1202.
199. Steinke, D., Hoegg, S., Brinkmann, H. and A. Meyer. 2006. Three rounds (1R/2R/3R) of genome duplications and the evolution of the glycolytic pathway in vertebrates. BMC Biology 4: 16.
200. Steinke, D., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2006. Novel relationships among ten fish model species revealed based on a phylogenomic analysis using ESTs. Journal of Molecular Evolution 62: 772-784.

201. Koblmuller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Verheyen, E., Meyer, A. and W. Salzburger. 2006. Mitochondrial phylogeny and phylogeography of East African squeaker catfishes (Siluriformes: Synodontis) BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 49.
202. Gibert, Y., Gajewski, A., Meyer, A. and G. Begemann. 2006. Induction and prepatterning of the zebrafish pectoral fin bud requires axial retinoic acid signaling. Development 133: 2649-2659.
203. Chiari, Y., Orozco-terWengel, P., Vences, M., Vieites, D.R., Sarovy, A., Randrianirina, J.E., Meyer, A. and E. Louis Jr. 2006. Genetic identification of units for conservation in tomato frogs, genus Dyscophus.  Conservation Genetics 7: 473-482.
204. Barluenga, M., Sanetra, M. and A. Meyer. 2006. Genetic admixture of burbot (Teleostei: Lota lota) in Lake Constance from two European glacial refugia. Molecular Ecology 15: 3583-3600.

205. Arnold, M.A. and A. Meyer. 2006. Natural hybridization in primates: One evolutionary mechanism. Zoology 109: 261–276.

206. Luo, J., Lang, M., Salzburger, W., Siegel, N., Stölting, K.N., & A. Meyer. 2006. A BAC Library for the Goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B (Molecular Development and Evolution) 306B: 567–574.

207. Bunje, P.M.E., Barluenga, M. and A. Meyer. 2007.
Sampling genetic diversity in the sympatrically speciating Nicaraguan Midas cichlid species complex over a 16 year time series. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 25.
208. Meyer, A. 2007. Intelligent Design ist eine pseudowissenschaftlich Mogelpackung. In: Kreationismus in Deutschland - Fakten und Analysen. U. Kutschera (ed). Lit. Verlag. P. 327-339.
209. Clabaut, C., Bunje, P.M.E., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2007. Geometric morphometric analysis of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid body shape, and correlation of morphological changes with their ecology. Evolution 61: 560-578.

210. Luo, J., Stadler, P. He, S. and A. Meyer. 2007. PCR survey of Hox genes in the tetraploid goldfish Carassius auratus auratus. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B (Molecular Development and Evolution) 308B: 250-258.

211. Fouquet, A., Vences, M., Salducci, M., Meyer, A., Marty, C., Blanc, M. and A. Gilles. 2007. Revealing cryptic diversity using molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography in frogs of the Scinax ruber and Rhinella margaritifera species groups. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 567-582.
212. Hrbek, T., Seckinger, J. and A. Meyer. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the Poeciliidae (Teleostei, Cyprinidontiformes): Biogeographic and taxonomic implications. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 986-998.
213. Hadzhiev, Y., Lang, M., Ertzer, R., Meyer, A., Straehle U. and F. Mueller. 2007. Functional diversification of sonic hedgehog paralog enhancers identified by phylogenomic reconstruction. Genome Biology 8: R106.
214. Van der Meijden, A., Boistel, R., Gerlach, J., Ohler, A., Vences, M. and A. Meyer. 2007. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of the genus Sooglossus, with the description of a new genus of Seychellean frogs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 347–359.
215. Gavrilets, S., Vose, A., Barluenga, M., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2007. Case studies and mathematical models of ecological
speciation. 1. Cichlids in a crater lake. Molecular Ecology 16: 2893–2909.
216. Bleher, H., Stölting, K.,N., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2007. Revision of the genus Symphysodon Heckel 1840 (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Aqua 12: 133-174.  
217. Hoegg, S. and A. Meyer.  2007. Phylogenomic analyses of KCNA clusters in vertebrates: why do some clusters stay intact?  BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 139.
218. van der Meijden, A., Vences, M., Hoegg, S., Boistel, R., Channing, A. and A. Meyer. 2007. Nuclear gene phylogeny of narrow-mouthed toads (Family: Microhylidae) and a discussion of competing hypotheses concerning their biogeographical origins. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 1017–1030.

219. Siegel, N., Hoegg, S., Salzburger, W.,Braasch, I. and A. Meyer. 2007. Comparative genomics of ParaHox clusters of teleost fishes: gene cluster breakup and the retention of gene sets following whole genome duplications. BMC Genomics 8: 312.

220. Hoegg, S., Boore, J.L., Kuehl, J.V. and A. Meyer. 2007. Comparative phylogenomic analyses of teleost fish Hox gene clusters: lessons from the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. BMC Genomics 8: 317.
221. Wollenberg, K.C., Glaw, F., Meyer, A. and M. Vences. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy reed frogs, Heterixalus, and the relative performance of bioacoustics and color-patterns for resolving their systematics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 14–22.
222. Gerrard, D.T. and A. Meyer. 2007. Positive selection and gene conversion in SPP120, a fertilization-related gene, during the east African cichlid fish radiation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 2286–2297.
223. Wirth, T., Morelli, G., Kusecek, B., van Belkum, A., van der Schee, C., Meyer, A. and M. Achtman. 2007. The rise and spread of a new pathogen: Seroresistant Moraxella catarrhalis. Genome Research 17: 1647-1656.
224. Vinces, M., Wahl-Boos, G., Hoegg, S., Glaw, F., Oliveira, E.S., Meyer, A. and S. Perry. 2007. Molecular systematics of mantelline frogs from
Madagascar and the evolution of their femoral glands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 529–539.
225. Muenzel, F.M., Sanetra, M., Salzburger, W. and A. Meyer. 2007. Microsatellites from the vairone Leuciscus souffia (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and their application to closely related species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1048–1050.
226. Wielgoss, S., Sanetra, M., Meyer, A. and T. Wirth. 2007. Isolation and characterization of short tandem repeats in an invasive swimbladder nematode, parasitic in Atlantic freshwater eels, Anguillicola crassus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1051-1053.

227. Fukamachi, S. and A. Meyer. 2007. Evolution of receptors for growth hormone and somatolactin in fish and land vertebrates: lessons from the lungfish and sturgeon orthologues. Journal of Molecular Evolution 65: 359–372.

228. Salzburger, W., Braasch, I., and A. Meyer. 2007. Adaptive sequence evolution in a color gene involved in the formation of the characteristic egg-dummies of male haplochromine cichlid fishes. BMC Biology 5: 51.
229. Meyer, A. 2007. Die Entstehung neuer Arten - Darwins Geheimnis der Geheimnisse. Berichte und Abhandlungen der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 13: 223-238.

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