Publications

    In prep.

  1. W-J Ma, P Veltsos, R Sermier, M Toups, N Rodrigues, N Perrin. Y chromosome differentiation masculinizes gene expression on sex chromosomes and correlates with faster male development. Target journal: Nature Ecology and Evolution (IF=10.969)
  2. W-J Ma, BA Pannebakker, T Schwander, L van de Zande, LW Beukeboom. Single major QTL associates with decayed sexual traits in an asexual parasitoid wasp. Target journal: Molecular Ecology (IF=6.131)
  3. W-J Ma*, RC Rodríguez de la Vega*, F Carpentier, ME Hood, FE Hartmann, T Giraud, ME Hood. Hemizygous genes in the non-recombining regions of sex-related chromosomes arose mostly by gene gains rather than allelic copy loss. Target journal:Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (IF=9.580)

   Preprint and in review 

  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. In review. Genome Biology and Evolutio(IF=3.726)
  2. 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. In review. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (IF=2.792)
  3. FE Hartmann*, W-J Ma*. Digest: Climate plays margical role for homomorphic sex chromosome differentiation in common frogs. *Equal contribution. In review. Evolution. (IF=4.201).

    Peer-reviewed Publications  (total citations until 11.2019: 173, h-index: 8, i10-index: 7)

  4. FE Hartmann, RC Rodríguez de la Vega, P Gladieux, W-J Ma, ME Hood, T Giraud. (2019). Higher gene flow in sex-related chromosomes than in autosomes during fungal divergence. In press. [DOI] doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz252  Molecular Biology and Evolution (IF=14.797)
  5. W-J Ma, L Santos del Blanco, JR Pannell. (2019).A new biological species in the Mercurialis annua polyploid complex: functional divergence  inflorescence morphology and hybrid sterility. Annals of Botany 124: 165-178. PDF [DOI(IF=4.041)
  6. W-J Ma, P Veltsos, R Sermier, D Parker, N Perrin. (2018). Evolutionary and developmental dynamics of sex-biased gene expressions in the common frogs with proto-Y chromosomes. Genome Biology 19: 156. (IF=13.214, citation=6)   PDF   [DOI]
  7. 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. (IF=11.880, citation=14)  PDF   [DOI]
  8. W-J Ma*, P Veltsos*, M Toups*, R Sermier, DL Jeffries, 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).  (IF=3.600, citation=4)  PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI]
  9. 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](IF=6.131, citation=14)
  10. 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(IF=2.792, citation=28)
  11. W-J Ma, N Rodrigues, R Sermier,A Brelsford, N Perrin. (2016). Dmrt1polymorphism covaries with sex-determination patterns in Rana temporaria. Ecology and Evolution30: 5107-5117.    PDF  [PubMed]  [DOI(IF=2.537, citation=12)
  12. W-J Ma, JR Pannell. (2016). Separate sexes are a double turnoff in melons. Current Biology 26: R171-174.    PDF   [PubMed]  [DOI](IF=9.193, citation=5)
  13. 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(IF=3.027, citation=17)
  14. 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(IF=3.801, citation=8)
  15. 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(IF=2.776, citation=14)
  16. 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(IF=2.250, citation=33)
  17. 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(IF=2.71, citation=6)
  18. 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(IF=2.541, citation=2)
  19. 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(IF=2.009, citation=8)
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]