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Selected Publications

Research Articles | Databases | Commentary and Reports | Public Outreach

For a complete list of publications search Pubmed for Panfilio-K, or view at ORCID.

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Group members' names are underlined. * Denotes corresponding authorship.


Selected research articles

[preprintPanfilio, K.A.*, Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., (79 additional authors, including Horn, T., Koelzer, S., Seibert, J.), Richards, S. 2017. Molecular evolutionary trends and feeding ecology diversification in the Hemiptera, anchored by the milkweed bug genome. bioRxiv 201731; DOI: 10.1101/201731.

[preprint]  Armisen, D., (51 additional authors, including Vargas Jentzsch, I.M. and Panfilio, K.A.), Khila, A. 2018. The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water. bioRxiv 242230; DOI: 10.1101/242230.

Panfilio, K.A.*, and Angelini, D.R. 2018. By land, air, and sea: hemipteran diversity through the genomic lens.
Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 25: 106-115.
Invited contribution to the annual themed issue "Insect genomics".

Schoville, S.D., (57 additional authors, including Vargas Jentzsch, I.M. and Panfilio, K.A.), Richards, S. 2018.
A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Sci. Rep. 8: 1931.

McKenna, D.D., (65 additional authors, including Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., and Panfilio, K.A.), Richards, S. 2016. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome Biol. 2016. 17: 227.

Horn, T., and Panfilio, K.A.* 2016. Novel functions for Dorsocross in epithelial morphogenesis in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. Development. 143: 3002-3011.

Hilbrant, M., Horn, T., Koelzer, S., and Panfilio, K.A.* 2016. The beetle amnion
and serosa functionally interact as apposed epithelia. eLife 5: e13834.
   Our "striking image" made the journal's home page (screenshot shown here).
   Time-lapse movie featured on the Zeiss Microscopy YouTube channel:
   Featured as a "recent breakthrough" and "of special interest" in reviews on
   holometabolous insect research () and extraembryonic development ().

Benoit, J.B., (79 additional authors, including Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., and Panfilio, K.A.), Richards, S. 2016.
Unique features of the bed bug, a global human ectoparasite, identified through genome sequencing.
Nat. Commun. 7: 10165.

Horn, T., Hilbrant, M., and Panfilio, K.A.* 2015. Evolution of epithelial morphogenesis: phenotypic integration across multiple levels of biological organization. Front. Genet. 6: 303.
Invited contribution to the Research Topic, "Evolution of organismal form: from regulatory interactions to developmental processes and biological patterns".

Schmitt-Engel, C., Schultheis, D., Schwirz, J., Ströhlein, N., Troelenberg, N., Majumdar, U., Dao, Van Anh, Grossmann, D., Richter, T., Tech, M., Dönitz, J., Gerischer, L., Theis, M., Schild, I., Trauner, J., Koniszewski, N.D.B., Küster, E., Kittelmann, S., Hu, Y., Lehmann, S., Siemanowski, J., Ulrich, J., Panfilio, K.A., Schröder, R., Morgenstern, B., Stanke, M., Buchhholz, F., Frasch, M., Roth, S., Wimmer, Ernst A., Schoppmeier, M., Klingler, M., and Bucher, G. 2015. The iBeetle large-scale RNAi screen reveals gene functions for insect development and physiology. Nat. Commun. 6: 7822.

Sachs, L., Chen, Y.-T., Drechsler, A., Lynch, J.A., Panfilio, K.A., Lässig, M., Berg, J., and Roth, S. 2015. Dynamic BMP signaling polarized by Toll patterns the dorsoventral axis in a hemimetabolous insect. eLife 4: e05502.

Koelzer, S., Kölsch, Y., and Panfilio, K.A.*. 2014. Visualizing late insect embryogenesis: Extraembryonic and mesodermal enhancer trap expression in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. PLoS ONE 9: e103967.
Time-lapse embryo movie featured on the Zeiss Microscopy YouTube channel:

Panfilio, K.A.*, Oberhofer, G., and Roth, S. 2013. High plasticity in epithelial morphogenesis during insect dorsal closure. Biol. Open. 2: 1108-1118.
Time-lapse embryo movie featured on the Company of Biologists' YouTube channel:

Ewen-Campen, B., Shaner, N., Panfilio, K.A., Suzuki, Y., Roth, S., and Extavour C.G. 2011. The maternal and early embryonic transcriptome of the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. BMC Genomics. 12: 61.
Designated as a "highly accessed" article.

Panfilio, K.A.*, and Roth, S. 2010. Epithelial reorganization events during late extraembryonic development in a hemimetabolous insect. Dev. Biol. 340: 100-115.

Panfilio, K.A.* 2009. Late extraembryonic morphogenesis and its zen-RNAi-induced failure in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. Dev. Biol. 333: 297-311.

Panfilio, K.A.* 2008. Extraembryonic development in insects and the acrobatics of blastokinesis (review). Dev. Biol. 313: 471-491.
Recommended "further reading" in Scott Gilbert's textbook, Developmental Biology, 9th and 10th editions (2010 and 2013).

Panfilio, K. A.*, and Akam, M. 2007. A comparison of Hox3 and Zen protein coding sequences in taxa that span the Hox3/zen divergence. Dev. Genes Evol. 217: 323-329.

Panfilio, K.A.*, Liu, P.Z., Akam, M., and Kaufman, T.C. 2006. Oncopeltus fasciatus zen is essential for serosal tissue function in katatrepsis. Dev. Biol. 292: 226-243.

Research databases

Vargas Jentzsch, I.M., Hughes, D.S.T., Poelchau, M.F., The O. fasciatus curation community (44 additional authors), Richards, S., and Panfilio, K.A.* 2015. Oncopeltus fasciatus official gene set v1.1. Ag Data Commons (Database),

Hughes, D.S.T., Koelzer, S., Panfilio, K.A., and Richards, S. 2015. Oncopeltus fasciatus genome annotations v0.5.3. Ag Data Commons (Database),

Murali, S.C., The i5k genome assembly team (29 additional authors), Han, Y., Richards, S., Worley, K., Muzny, D., Gibbs, R., Koelzer, S., and Panfilio, K.A.* 2015. Oncopeltus fasciatus genome assembly 1.0. Ag Data Commons (Database),

Benoit, J.B., (57 additional authors, including Panfilio, K.A.), Richards, S. 2015. Cimex lectularius official gene set v1.1. Ag Data Commons (Database),

Commentary and reports

Panfilio, K.A.*, and Roth, S.* 2013. Development: Getting into the groove, or evolving off the rails? Curr. Biol. 23: R1101-R1103.
Dispatch on the Report "A genetic network conferring canalization to a bistable patterning system in Drosophila".

Chipman, A., Extavour, C., Khila, A., Panfilio, K., Popadic, A., Suzuki, Y. 2012. Oncopeltus fasciatus and Gerris buenoi: two complementary hemipterans for integrative biology research. Genome sequencing white paper.

Roth, S.*, and Panfilio, K.A.* 2012. Development. Making waves for segments. Science 336: 306-307.
Perspective piece on the Report "A segmentation clock with two-segment periodicity in insects".

Lynch, J.A., Panfilio, K.A., da Fonseca, R.N. 2009. As Tribolium matures as a model insect, coleopteran community congregates in Cologne. Dev. Genes Evol. 219: 531-533. Meeting report from co-organizing the biennial European regional Tribolium beetle meeting.

Public outreach: interviews on the web

Video interview on doing science and the nature of research discoveries, Significant Details Project: "Mama, ich habe ein Insekt umgestülpt" ("Mom, I turned an insect inside out"), May 2013. Recommended via Google+.

Audio interview on the field of evo-devo biology, Brains Matter Podcast: "Hox genes and evolutionary developmental genetics", Dec. 2009.


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