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22) Plachetzki, D. C., Pankey, M. S., Johnson, B. R. , Ronne, E. J., Kopp, A., and Grosberg, R. K. 2014. Gene co-expression modules underlying polymorphic and monomorphic zooids in the colonial hydrozoan, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. Integrative and Comparative Biology (epub ahead of print) DOI: 10.1093/icb/icu080.

21)  Wexler, J. R*., Plachetzki, D. C*., and Kopp, A. 2014. Pan-metazoan phylogeny of the DMRT gene family: a framework for functional studies. Development Genes and Evolution (epub ahead of print) DOI: 10.1007/s00427-014-0473-0

20) Atallah, J, Plachetzki, D. C., Jasper, W. C., and Johnson, B. R. 2013 The Utility of Shallow RNA-Seq for Documenting Differential Gene Expression in Genes with High and Low Levels of Expression. PloS one, 10.1371/journal.pone.0084160

19) Johnson, BR, J Atallah, Plachetzki, D. C. 2013 The importance of tissue specificity for RNA-seq: highlighting the errors of composite structure extractionsBMC genomics 14 (1), 586

18) Heyland, A., Plachetzki, D.C., O’Donnely, E., Bobkova,  and Y, Moroz, L. L. 2012 Distinct expression patterns of glycoprotein hormone subunits in the lophotrochozoan Aplysia: implications for the evolution of neuroendocrine systems in animals.  Endocrinology, Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]

17) Plachetzki, D. C., Fong, C. R. and Oakley, T. H. 2012 Cnidocyte discharge is attenuatedby light and opsin-mediated phototransduction. BMC Biology, 10(1):17.(with commentary; highly accessed)

16) Rivera, A. S., Ozturk, N., Fahey, B., Plachetzki, D. C., Degnan, B. M., Sancar, A. and Oakley, T. H.  2012 Blue light-receptive Cryptochrome is expressed in a sponge eye lacking neurons and opsin. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:1278-1286 (with cover and commentary)

15) Srivastava, M., Simakov, O., Chapman, J., Fahey, B., Gauthier, M. E., Mitros, T., Richards, G. S., Conaco, C., Dacre, M., Hellsten, U., Larroux, C., Putnam, N. H., Stanke, M., Adamska, M., Darling, A., Degnan, S. M., Oakley, T. H., Plachetzki, D. C., Zhai, Y., Adamski, M., Calcino, A., Cummins, S. F., Goodstein, D. M., Harris, C., Jackson, D. J., Leys, S. P., Shu, S., Woodcroft, B. J., Vervoort, M., Kosik, K. S., Manning, G., Degnan, B. M. & Rokhsar, D. S. 2010 The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity. Nature 466, 720-6

14) Plachetzki, D. C., Fong, C. R. and Oakley, T. H. 2010 The evolution of phototransduction from an ancestral cyclic nucleotide gated pathway. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

13) Rivera, A. S., Pankey, M. S., Plachetzki, D. C., Villacorta, C., Syme, A. E., Serb, J. M., Omilian, A. R. and Oakley, T. H. 2010 Gene duplication and the origins of morphological complexity in pancrustacean eyes, a genomic approach. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10, 123 (highly accesed)

12) Grosberg, R. and Plachetzki, D. C. 2010 Marine Invertebrates: Genetics of Colony Recognition. In Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, vol. 2 (ed. M. D. Breed and J Moore), pp. 381-388. Oxford: Academic Press

11) Oakley, T. H. and Plachetzki, D. P. 2010 Key transitions during animal phototransduction evolution: co-duplication as a null hypothesis for the evolutionary origins of novel traits. In Key Transitions in Animal Evolution (ed. R. Desalle and B. Shierwater), pp. 340. New York: CRC Press

10) Oakley, T. H., and Plachetzki, D. C. 2009 The evolution of opsins. In: Encyclopedia of the Eye. In, Barbara Batelle Ed. Elsevier.

9) Blackburn, D. C., Conley, K. W., Plachetzki, D. C., Kempler, K., Battelle, B. A. and Brown, N. L. 2008 Isolation and expression of Pax6 and atonal homologues in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Developmental Dynamics 237, 2209-19. (with cover)

8) Oakley, T. H., Plachetzki, D. C. and Rivera, A. S. 2007 Furcation, field-splitting, and the evolutionary origins of novelty in arthropod photoreceptors. Arthropod Structure and Development 36, 386-400.

7) Plachetzki, D. C. and Oakley, T. H. 2007. Key transitions during animal phototransduction evolution: Novelty, tree thinking, co-option and co-duplication. Integrative and Comparative Biology, doi:10.1093/icb/icm050

6) Plachetzki, D. C., Degnan, B. M. and Oakley, T. H. 2007 The origins of novel protein interactions during animal opsin evolution. PLoS One 2, e1054. (highly accessed)

5) Harzsch, S., Diploma, K., Plachetzki, D. C., Brown, N., Melzer, R., Kempler, K. and Battelle, B. 2006 Evolution of arthropod visual systems: development of the eyes and central visual pathways in the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758 (Chelicerata, Xiphosura). Developmental Dynamics 20;235(10):2641-2655.

4) Plachetzki, D. C., Serb, J. M. and Oakley, T. H. 2005 New insights into the evolutionary history of photoreceptor cells. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20, 465-7.

3) Szuchet, S., Plachetzki, D. C., Seeger, M. A., Domowicz, M. S. and Szele, F. G. 2004 NOVOcan: a molecular link among selected glial cells. Biophysical Chemistry 108, 245-58.

2) Szuchet, S., Plachetzki, D. C. and Karialukas, R. 2002 Oligodendrocytes express an alpha/beta-interferon-susceptible Mx gene: molecular characterization of the encoded protein. Glia 37, 183-9.

1) Szuchet, S., Plachetzki, D. C. and Eaton, K. S. 2001 Oligodendrocyte transmembrane protein: a novel member of the glutamate-binding protein subfamilyBiochemical and Biophysical Research Commununications 283, 900-7.