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Selected Publications:

Evidence for a global Wolbachia replacement in Drosophila melanogaster. M Riegler, M Sidhu, WJ Miller, SL O’Neill. Current biology 15 (15), 1428-1433

Infectious Speciation Revisited: Impact of Symbiont-Depletion on Female Fitness and Mating Behavior of Drosophila paulistorum. WJ Miller, L Ehrman, D Schneider. PLoS pathogens 6 (12), e1001214

Symbionts Commonly Provide Broad Spectrum Resistance to Viruses in Insects: A Comparative Analysis of Wolbachia Strains. J Martinez, B Longdon, S Bauer, YS Chan, WJ Miller, K Bourtzis, et al., PLoS pathogens 10 (9), e1004369

Molecular domestication—more than a sporadic episode in evolution. WJ Miller, JF McDonald, D Nouaud, D Anxolabéhère. Transposable Elements and Genome Evolution, 197-207

Human cis natural antisense transcripts initiated by transposable elements. AB Conley, WJ Miller, IK Jordan. Trends in Genetics 24 (2), 53-56

P-element homologous sequences are tandemly repeated in the genome of Drosophila guanche. WJ Miller, S Hagemann, E Reiter, W Pinsker Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 89 (9), 4018-4022

LTR retrotransposons and the evolution of eukaryotic enhancers. JF McDonald, LV Matyunina, S Wilson, IK Jordan, NJ Bowen, WJ Miller. Evolution and impact of transposable elements, 3-13

Restriction of Wolbachia Bacteria in Early Embryogenesis of Neotropical Drosophila Species via Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mediated Autophagy. A Strunov, K Schmidt, M Kapun, WJ Miller. Mbio 13 (2), e03863-21

Strunov, A., Schmidt K., Kapun, M., Miller W. J. (2022) Restriction of Wolbachia bacteria in early embryogenesis of neotropical Drosophila species via endoplasmic reticulum-mediated autophagy. mBio 13(2): e03863-21. DOI:10.1128/mbio.03863-21.

Strunov, A., Lerch, S., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Miller, W.J., Kapun, M. (2022) Complex effects of environment and Wolbachia infections on the life history of Drosophila melanogaster hosts. J. Evol. Biol., 35, 788-802. doi: 10.1111/jeb.14016.

Meki, I.K., Huditz, H. I., Strunov, A., van der Vlugt, R. A. A., Kariithi, H. M. Rezapanah, M., Miller, W. J., Vlak, J. M., van Oers, M. M., Abd-Alla, A. A. M. (2021) Characterization and tissue tropism of newly identified iflavirus and negeviruses in Glossina morsitans morsitans tsetse flies. Viruses 13 (12), 2472. doi: 10.3390/v13122472.

Madi-Ravazzi, L., Segala, LF., Roman, B.E., Alevi, K.C., Prediger C., Yassin, A., Hua-Van, A., Miller, W. J. (2021) Integrative taxonomy and a new species description in the sturtevanti subgroup of the Drosophila saltans group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Zootaxa 4980(2):269292. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4980.2.3.

Kaur R., Martinez J., Rota-Stabelli O., Jiggins F., Miller W. J. (2020) Wolbachia titers are regulated by age, tissue, genotype and virus infection in Drosophila. Molecular Ecology 29(11) DOI: 10.1111/mec.15462

Morrow, J. L., Schneider, D. I., Klasson, L., Janitz C., Miller, W. J., Riegler M. (2020) Parallel sequencing of Wolbachia wCer2 from donor and novel hosts reveals multiple incompatibility factors and genome stability after host transfers. Genome Biology and Evolution. pii: evaa050. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evaa050. [Epub ahead of print].

Attardo G.M., Warren, W.C…. Miller, W.J… Aksoy, S. (2019) The Glossina Genome Cluster: Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Vectors of African Trypanosomes. Genome Biol. 20(1): 187. doi: 10.1186/s13059-019-1768-2.

Baião, G. C., Schneider, D. I., Miller, W. J. Klasson L. (2019) The effect of a mutualistic Wolbachia on gene expression in Drosophila paulistorum. – BMC Genomics 20(1): 465. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5816-9.

Schneider D.I., Ehrman L., Engl T., Kaltenpoth M., Le Rouzic A., Hua-Van A., Miller W. J. (2019). Symbiont-driven male mating success in the neotropical Drosophila paulistorum superspecies. Behav Genet. 49(1): 83-98. doi: 10.1007/s10519-018-9937-8. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Truitt A. M., Kapun M., Kaur R., Miller W. J. (2018). Wolbachia modifies thermal preference in Drosophila melanogaster. Environmental Microbiology – July 3. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14347.  PMID: 29971900.

Schneider D. I., Parker A.G., Abd-Alla A. M., Miller W. J. (2018) High-sensitivity detection of cryptic Wolbachia in the African tsetse fly (Glossina spp.). BMC Microbiology – 18(Suppl 1): 140.

doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1291-8.  

Engl T., Michalkova V., Weiss B.L., Uzel G.D., Takac T., Miller W. J., Abd-Alla A.M.M., Serap Aksoy S., Kaltenpoth M. (2018) Effect of antibiotic treatment and gamma-irradiation on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and mate choice in tsetse flies (Glossina m. morsitans). BMC Microbiology – 18(Suppl 1): 145. doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1292-7

Kaur R., Stefanos S., Miller W. J., Rota-Stabelli O. (2017) Insertion sequence polymorphism and genomic rearrangements uncover hidden Wolbachia diversity in Drosophila suzukii and D. subpulchrella. Scientific Reports 7: 14815 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13808-z.

Asif-Laidin A., Delmarre V., Laurentie J., Miller W. J., Ronsseray S. Teysset L. (2017) Short and long-term evolutionary dynamics of subtelomeric piRNA clusters in Drosophila. DNA Res. 1;24(5):459-472. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsx017.

Strunov A., Schneider D. I., Albertson R., Miller W. J. (2017) Restricted distribution and lateralization of mutualistic Wolbachia in the Drosophila brain. Cell Microbiol. 19(1). doi: 10.1111/cmi.12639. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

Schneider D.I., Ehrman L., Engl T., Kaltenpoth M., Miller W.J. (2016). Wolbachia-induced de novo sexual isolation in Drosophila. – under review.

Strunov A., Schneider D. I., Alberton R., Miller W. J. (2016). Restricted distribution and lateralization of mutualistic Wolbachia in the Drosophila brain. – under review.

Hassler M. R., Redl E., Hudson Q. J., Miller W. J., Egger G. (2015). Basic Epigenetic Mechanism and Phenomena. In: G. Egger & P. Arimondo (Eds): Drug Discovery in Cancer Epigenetics. Elsevier Inc. DOI:

Martinez J., Longdon B., Bauer S., Chan Y, Miller W. J., Bourtzis K, Teixeira L., Jiggins F. M. (2014). Symbionts commonly provide broad spectrum resistance to viruses in insects: a comparative analysis of Wolbachia strains. PLoS Pathogens.10(9):e1004369.

Schneider D. I., Klasson L., Lind A. E., Miller W. J. (2014). More than fishing in the dark: PCR of a dispersed sequence produces simple but ultrasensitive Wolbachia detection. BMC Microbiol. 14, 121-126.

Miller W. J. (2013). Bugs in transition, the dynamic world of Wolbachia in insects. PLoS Genet 9(12): e1004069. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004069.

Schneider D., Riegler M., Arthofer W., Mercot H., Stauffer C., Miller W. J. (2013). Uncovering Wolbachia diversity upon artificial host transfer. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082402

Van Den Abbeele D., Bourtzis K., Weiss B., Cordón-Rosales C., Miller W. J., Abd-alla A. M. M.,Parker A. G. (2013). Enhancing Tsetse fly refractoriness to Trypanosome infection - A new IAEA Coordinated Research Project. Minireview. (2013) J. Inv. Pathol. 112, 142-147.

Boucias D. G., Kariithi H. M., Bourkas K.,Schneider D., Kelly K., Miller W. J., Parker A., Abd-Alla A. A. M. (2013). Transgenerational transmission of the Glossina pallidipes hytrosavirus depends on the presence of a functional symbiome. PLoS One. 8(4):e61150. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061150.

Schneider D., Riegler M., Arthofer W., Mercot H., Stauffer C., Miller W. J. (2013). Experimental host-symbiont co-evolution: Wolbachia genome dynamics in transinfected insect hosts. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082402.

Miller W. J. (2013). Bugs in transition, the dynamic world of Wolbachia in insects. PLoS Genet 9(12): e1004069.

Van Den Abbeele D., Bourtzis K., Weiss B., Cordón-Rosales C., Miller W.J., Abd-alla A.M.M., Parker A.G. (2012). Enhancing Tsetse fly refractoriness to Trypanosome infection - A new IAEA Coordinated Research Project. Minireview. J. Inv. Pathol. 112, 142-147.

Schneider D. I, Garschall K. I., Parker A. G., Abd-Alla A. M. M, Miller W. J. (2012). Global Wolbachia prevalence, titer fluctuations and their potential of causing cytoplasmic incompatibilities in tsetse flies and hybrids of Glossina morsitans subgroup species. J. Inv. Pathol. 112, 104-115.

Riegler M., Iturbe-Ormaetxe I., Woolfit M., Miller W. J.*, ONeill S. L. (2012). Tandem repeat markers as novel diagnostic tools for high resolution fingerprinting of Wolbachia.  BMC Microbiology - 12 (Suppl 1):S12.

Miller W. J., and Schneider D. (2012). Endosymbiotic Microbes as Adaptive Manipulators of Arthropod Behaviour and Natural Driving Sources of Host Speciation. In D. Hughes, J. Brodeur and F. Thomas, ed. Host Manipulation By Parasites. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Arthofer W., Riegler M., Schneider D., Moder K., Miller W. J., Stauffer C. (2011). Allele Intersection Analysis: a novel tool for multi locus sequence assignment in multiply infected hosts. PLoS ONE 6(7): 22198.

Schneider D., Miller W. J., Riegler M. (2011). Arthropods shopping for Wolbachia. In Zchori-Fein E. and Bourtzis F. (eds:) Manipulative tenants: Bacteria associated with arthropods. CRC Press, pp. 149-174.

Miller W. J., Ehrman L., Schneider D. (2010) Infectious speciation revisited: Impact of symbiont-depletion on female fitness and mating behavior of Drosophila paulistorum spp. PLoS Pathogens - 6(12): e1000927.

Brunmeir R., Lagger S., Simboeck E., Matthias P., Egger G., Astrid Hagelkruys, Yu Zhang, Miller W. J., Seiser C. (2010). Epigenetic Regulation of a murine retrotransposon by a dual histone modification mark. PLoS Genetics 6(4):e1000927.

Jordan IK and Miller W. J. (2009). Transposable Element Defense and the Origins of Regulatory RNA. In Lankenau D. and Volff J. N. (eds): Transposons and the Dynamic Genome. In the Series: Genome Dynamics and Stability Vol. 4, Springer Publisher, pp. 77-94.

Arthofer W., Riegler M., Schneider D., Krammer M., Miller W. J., Stauffer C. (2009). Hidden Wolbachia diversity in field populations of the European cherry fruit fly Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera, Tephritidae). Mol. Ecol. 18: 3816-3830.

Ehrman L. and Miller W. J. (2009). Microorganismal Pheromones. Behav. Genet. 39: 230-231.

Conley A., Miller W. J., Jordan I.K. (2008). Human cis natural antisense transcripts initiated by transposable elements. Trends Genet. 24: 53-56.

Arthofer W., Avtzis D.N, Riegler M., Miller W. J., Stauffer C. (2007). Pitfalls in applying mitochondrial markers onto the scolytid species Pityogenes chalcographus. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-45: 15-19.

Miller W. J. and Capy P. (2006). Applying Mobile Genetic Elements for Genome Analysis and Evolution. Molecular Biotechnology 33: 161-174.

Miller W. J. and Riegler M. (2006). Evolutionary dynamics of wAu-like Wolbachia variants in Neotropical Drosophila species. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 826-835.

Junakovic, N. and Miller W. J. (2005). Cleaning up Southern pictures. Technique Notes Dros. Inf. Serv. 88: 132-133.

Riegler M., Sidhu M, Miller W. J., ONeill S. L. (2005). Wolbachia replacement in global populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Curr. Biol. 15: 1428-1433.

Miller W. J. and Capy P. (2004). Mobile genetic elements as natural tools for genome evolution. Methods Mol. Biol. 260: 1-20.

Miller W. J. and Capy P. (eds) (2004). Mobile Genetic Elements: Protocols and Genomic Applications. edited by Miller W.J. and Capy P.; In the series: Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey. pp. 289.

Miller W. J., Pasierbek P. (2001). Polytene chromosmes of Drosophila melanogaster: of puffing by heat-shock. In: Jenkins G., Maluszynska J., Schweizer D. (eds): Advanced molecular cytogenetics - A practical course manual. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, Katowice, 79-86.

Pinsker W., Haring E., Hagemann S. Miller W. J., (2001). The evolutionary life history of P transposons: From horizontal invaders to domesticated neogenes. Chromosoma 110: 148-158.

Anxolabéhère D., Nouaud D., Miller W. J., (2000). Elements transposables et nouveautes génètiques chez les eucaryotes. Médecine/Sciences, 16: 1-9.

Miller W. J., Nagel A., Bachmann J., Bachmann L. (2000). Evolutionary dynamics of the SGM transposon family in the Drosophila obscura species group. Mol. Biol. Evol., 17: 1597-1609.