Wen-Juan Ma Research

Evolutionary Genetics and Comparative Genomics

GBE Cover of April issue 2020

Our illustration anther smut fungus infection of Silene latifolia made it for the GBE (Genome Biology and Evolution) April Cover.

In this paper, we found that
#DifferentialExpression between haploid mating types is associated with various degenenerious mutations,

More details and results about this article can be found here:

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Invited talk at PAG XXVIII conference in San Diego, CA, USA

I was delighted to give a talk in a fantastic section “#SexChromosomes and #SexDetermination” at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVIII, #PAGXXVIII, organised by Prof. Ray Ming from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Many thanks for the invitation! Happy to talk about fungal sex chromosome evolution and #DifferentialExpression

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New paper published at JEB

No effect of sex chromosome differentiation on male phenotype, mating or fathering success

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