In prep:

  1. W-J Ma, P Veltsos, R Sermier, M Toups, N Rodrigues, N Perrin. (2019). Y chromosome differentiation masculinises gene expression on sex chromosomes and correlates with faster male development. Target journal: Nature Ecology and Evolution

Submitted, in review:

  1. P Veltsos, N Rodrigues, T Studer, W-J Ma, R Sermier, J Leuenberger, N Perrin. (2019). Y-chromosome haplotypes of varying differentiation to the X are not associated with male fitness in the common frogs. Submit. Evolution Letters
  2. FE Hartmann, RC Rodríguez de la Vega, P Gladieux, W-J Ma, ME Hood, T Giraud. (2019). Heterogenous gene flow involving inversions and sex-related chromosomes during fungal divergence. SubmitMolecular Biology and Evolution
  3. W-J Ma, F Carpentier, T Giraud, M Hood. (2019). Differential gene expression is associated with degeneration of mating-type chromosomes in the anther smut fungus. In review. Molecular Biology and Evolution

Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. W-J Ma, F Carpentier, T Giraud, M Hood. (2019). Differential gene expression is associated with degeneration of mating-type chromosomes in the anther smut fungus. BioRxiv: doi:
  2. W-J Ma, L Santos del Blanco, JR Pannell. (2019). A new biological species in the Mercurialis annua polyploid complex: functional divergence in inflorescence morphology and hybrid sterility. Annals of Botany. In press.
  3. W-J Ma, P Veltsos, R Sermier, D Parker, N Perrin. Evolutionary and developmental dynamics of sex-biased gene expression in the common frogs with proto-Y chromosomes. (2018). Genome Biology 19: 156.   PDF   [DOI]
  4. DL Jeffries, G Lavanchy, R Sermier, MJ. Sredl, I Miura, A Borzée, LN Barrow, D Canestrelli, P-A Crochet, C Dufresnes, J Fu, W-J Ma, C Macías Garcia, K Ghali, AG Nicieza, RP O’Donnell, N Rodrigues, A Romano, Í Martínez-Solano, I Stepanyan, S Zumbach, A Bresfold, N Perrin. (2018). An unprecedented rate of sex-chromosome turnover and non-random transitions in true frogs. Nature Communications 9: 4088.   PDF   [DOI]
  5. W-J Ma*, P Veltsos*, M Toups*, R Sermier, N Perrin. (2018). Tissue specificity and dynamics of sex-biased gene expression in a common frog population with differentiated sex chromosomes. Genes 9: 294. (* co-first authors).    PDF   [PubMed]   [DOI]
  6. N Rodrigues, T Studer, C Dufresnes, W-J Ma, P Veltsos, N Perrin. (2017). Dmrt1 polymorphism and sex chromosome differentiation in Rana temporaria. Molecular Ecology 26: 4897-4905.   PDF  [PubMed]   [DOI]
  7. W-J Ma, T Schwander. (2017). Mechanisms and consequences in instances of endosymbiont-induced parthenogenesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 868-888.   PDF   [PubMed]   [DOI]
  8. W-J Ma, N Rodrigues, R Sermier,A Brelsford, N Perrin. (2016). Dmrt1polymorphism covaries with sex-determination patterns in Rana temporaria. Ecology and Evolution 30: 5107-5117.    PDF  [PubMed]   [DOI]
  9. W-J Ma, JR Pannell. (2016). Separate sexes are a double turnoff in melons. Current Biology 26: R171-174.    PDF    [PubMed]   [DOI]
  10. W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, L van de Zande, T Schwander, B Wertheim, LW Beukeboom. (2015). Diploid males support a two-step mechanism for endosymbiont-induced thelytoky in a parasitoid wasp. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 84.   PDF   [PubMed]   [DOI]
  11. W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, LW Beukeboom, T Schwander, L van de Zande. (2014).Genetics of decayed sexual traits in a parasitoid wasp with endosymbiont-induced parthenogenesis. Heredity 113: 424-431.   PDF   [PubMed]   [DOI]
  12. W-J Ma, B Kuijper, JG de Boer, L van de Zande, LW Beukeboom, B Wertheim, BA Pannebakker. (2013). Absence of complementary sex determination in the parasitoid wasp genus Asobara (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 8: e60458.    PDF   [PubMed]   [DOI]
  13. W-J Ma, F Vavre, LW Beukeboom. (2013). Manipulation of arthropod sex determination by endosymbionts: diversity and molecular mechanisms. Sexual Development 8: 59-73. DOI:10.1159/000357024.   PDF  [PubMed]   [DOI]
  14. W-J Ma, D-R Yang, Y-Q Peng. (2009). Disturbance effects on community structure of fig wasp in Ficus tinctoriain Xishuangbanna, China: implication for the fig/fig wasp mutualism. Insect Science 16: 417-424.   PDF  [WoS]  [DOI]
  15. W-J Ma, F-P Zhang, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang (2009). Comparison of style length and reproduction success in Ficus of different breeding systems. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 33: 911-918.   PDF    [DOI]
  16. W-J Ma, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang, J-M Guan. (2009). Coevolution of reproductive characteristics in three dioecious fig species and their pollinator wasps. Symbiosis 49: 87-94.   PDF   [DOI]
  17. W-J Ma, Y-Q Peng, D-R Yang. (2009). Variation of reproduction success in Ficus tinctoria and the implication in fig evolution. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Yunnan Insect Society: 139-145.   [DOI]
  18. W-J Ma. (2014). Evolutionary Genetics of Wolbachia-induced Parthenogenesis in the Parasitoid Asobara Japonica: Sex Determination and Sexual Decay. PhD thesis.University of Groningen. The Netherlands.  PDF_Part1  PDF_Part2  [DOI]
  19. E Geuverink, M van Leussen, W-J Ma, LW Beukeboom, L van de Zande. (2017). Identification, sex-specific splicing and maternal provision of transformerand transformer-2 in arrhenotokous and Wolbachia-infected thelytokous Asobara japonica.Chapter 6. Parental and Endosymbiont Effects on Sex Determination in Haplodiploid Wasps-Who is in Control? PhD thesis (E. Geuverink). University of Groningen, The Netherlands.   PDF   [DOI]