Chang, C-H. and A.M. Larracuente. 2018. Heterochromatin-enriched assemblies reveal the sequence and organization of the Drosophila melanogaster Y chromosome. BioRxiv 07/25/2018.


Fallon, T.R., Lower, S.E., Chang, C-H, Bessho-Uehara, M., Martin, G.J., Bewick, A.J., Behringer, M., Debat, H.J., Wong, I., Day, J.C. , Suvorov, A., Silva, C.J., Hall, D.W., Schmitz, R.J., Nelson, D.R., Lewis, S., Shigenobu,S., Bybee, S.M., Larracuente, A.M., Oba, Y., Weng, J-K. 2017. Firefly genomes illuminate the origin and evolution of bioluminescence. In press at eLife. BioRxiv 12/21/17. doi:

Khost, D.E., D. Eickbush, A.M. Larracuente. 2017. Single molecule long read sequencing resolves the detailed structure of complex satellite DNA loci in Drosophila melanogaster.  Genome Research . Advanced Access. 4/3/17. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Chang, C-H. and A.M. Larracuente. 2017. Structural changes following the reversal of a Y chromosome to an autosome in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Evolution. 71-5:1285-1296.


Larracuente, A.M. 2016. FISH in Drosophila in Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) – Application Guide, T Liehr (Editor), 2nd Ed., Springer, Berlin, 2017, ISBN: 978-3662529577.

Larracuente, A.M. and V.H. Meller. 2016. Host–Symbiont Interactions: Male- Killers Exposed. Current Biology 26, R408–R431, May 23, 2016.

Lindholm, A. K., Dyer, K. A., Firman, R. C., Fishman, L., Forstmeier, W., Holman, L., Johannesson, H., Knief, U., Kokko, H., Larracuente, A. M., Manser, A., Montchamp-Moreau, C., Petrosyan, V. G., Pomiankowski, A., Presgraves, D. C., Safronova, L. D., Sutter, A., Unckless, R. L., Verspoor, R. L., Wedell, N., Wilkinson, G. S. & Price, T. A. R. 2016. The ecology and evolutionary dynamics of meiotic drive. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.


Hales, K.G., C.A. Korey, A.M. Larracuente and D.M. Roberts. 2015. Genetics on the fly: a primer on the Drosophila model system. GENETICS. 201(3):815-842. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.183392 

Brand, C.B., A.M. Larracuente and D.C. Presgraves. 2015Origin, evolution, and population genetics of the selfish Segregation distorter gene duplication in European and African populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution. 69-5: 1271–1283. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12658. *F1000 recommended

Unckless, R., A.M. Larracuente, and A.G. Clark. 2015. Sex-ratio meiotic drive and Y-linked resistance in Drosophila affinis. Genetics. Online 1/8/2015.10.1534/genetics.114.173948

Larracuente, A.M. and P.M. Ferree. 2015. Simple method for fluorescence DNA in situ hybridization to squashed chromosomes. J. Vis. Exp. 95, e52288. doi:10.3791/52288.


Larracuente, A.M. 2014. The organization and evolution of the Responder satellite in species of the Drosophila melanogaster group: dynamic evolution of a target of meiotic drive. BMC Evol. Biol.14:233. doi:10.1186/s12862-014-0233-9

Larracuente, A.M. and A.G. Clark. 2014. Recent selection on the Y-to-dot translocation in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(4):846-856. doi 10.1093/molbev/msu002.


Larracuente, A.M. and A.G. Clark. 2013. Surprising differences in the variability of Y chromosomes in African and Cosmopolitan populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 193:201-214.

Larracuente, A.M. and D.C. Presgraves. 2012. The selfish Segregation Distorter gene complex of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 192: 1-21.

Larracuente, A.M., M.A.F. Noor, A.G. Clark. 2010. Translocation of Y-linked genes to the dot chromosome in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Mol. Biol. Evol. 27(7): 1612-1620.

Singh, N.D., A.M. Larracuente, T.B. Sackton, A.G. Clark. 2009. Comparative genomics on the Drosophila Phylogenetic Tree. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 40:459–80.

Larracuente, A.M., T.B. Sackton*, A.J. Greenberg, A. Wong, N.D. Singh, D. Sturgill, Y. Zhang, B. Oliver, A.G. Clark. 2008. Evolution of protein-coding genes in Drosophila. Trends Genet. 24(3): 114-123.

Singh N.D., A.M. Larracuente*, A.G. Clark. 2008. Contrasting the efficacy of selection on the X and autosomes in Drosophila. Mol. Biol. Evol. 25(2):454-467.

Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium: A.G. Clark, M.B. Eisen, D.R. Smith, C.M. Bergman, B. Oliver, T.A. Markow, T.C. Kaufman, M. Kellis, W. Gelbart, V.N. Iyer, D.A. Pollard, T.B. Sackton, A.M. Larracuente et al. 2007. Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny. Nature. 450(7167): 203-218.

Morris, S.R., A.M. Larracuente, K.M. Covino, M.S. Mustillo, K.E. Mattern, D.A. Liebner, H.D. Sheets. 2006. Limitations posed by parameter estimability in open population models: a case study using migratory stopover. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 118(4): 513-526.

Morris, S.R., H.D. Sheets, E.M. Turner, D.A. Liebner, A.M. Larracuente. 2005. Problems associated with pooling mark-recapture data prior to estimating stopover length for migratory passerines. Pages 670-673 in Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference 2002 (C.J. Ralph and T.D. Rich, eds.). U.S.D.A. Forest Service Technical report, GTR-PSW-191, Albany, CA.

Morris, S.R., D.A. Liebner, A.M. Larracuente, E.M.Turner, H.D. Sheets. 2005. Multiple day constancy as an alternative to pooling for mark-recapture stopover estimates for nearctic-neotropical migrant landbirds. The Auk 122 (1):319-328.* indicates co-first author

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