Publications

  1. Santangelo James S, Marc TJ Johnson, Rob W Ness. 2018. Modern spandrels: The roles of genetic drift, gene flow and natural selection in the formation of parallel clines. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180230 |PDF|

  2. Exposito-Alonso, Moises, Claude Becker, Verena J Schuenemann, Ella Reitter, Claudia Setzer, Radka Slovak, Benjamin Brachi, Joerg Hagmann, Dominik G Grimm, Chen Jiahui, Wolfgang Busch, Joy Bergelson, Rob W Ness, Johannes Krause, Hernan A Burbano, and Detlef Weigel. The rate and effect of de novo mutations in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics 14 (2), e1007155.|PDF|

  3. Trivedi, Jigar, Josianne Lachapelle, Vanderwolf KJ, Misra V, Willis CKR, Ratcliffe JM, Ness RW, Anderson JB, Kohn LM. Fungus causing White-Nose Syndrome in bats accumulates genetic variability in North America with no sign of recombination. mSphere 2 (4): e00271-17.|PDF|

  4. Booker Thomas R, Rob W Ness, Peter D Keightley. 2017. The recombination landscape of wild house mice estimated using population genomic data. Genetics. 207: 297-309.|PDF|

  5. Kraemer Susanne A, Katharina Boendel, Rob W Ness, Peter D Keightley, Nick Colegrave. 2017. Fitness change in relation to mutation number in spontaneous mutation accumulation lines of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Evolution. 71: 2918-2926.|PDF|

  6. Murray, Rosalind L, Elizabeth J Herridge, Rob W Ness, Luc F Bussière. 2017. Are sex ratio distorting endosymbionts responsible for mating system variation among dance flies (Diptera: Empidinae)? PLoS One 12(6): e0178364. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0178364 |PDF|

  7. Twyford, Alex D and Rob W Ness. 2016. Strategies for complete plastid genome sequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12626.|PDF|

  8. Ness, Rob W, Susanne A Kraemer, Nick Colegrave, and Peter D Keightley. 2016. Direct estimate of the spontaneous mutation rate uncovers the effects of drift and recombination in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plastid genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 800-808.|PDF|

  9. Kraemer Susanne A, Andrew D Morgan, Rob W Ness, Peter D Keightley & Nick Colegrave. 2016. How does environmental stress alter the fitness effects of new mutations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29: 583-593.|PDF|

  10. Wiberg, R Axel W, Daniel L Halligan, Rob W Ness, Anamaria Necsulea, Henrik Kaessman, Peter D. Keightley. 2015. Assessing recent selection and functionality at long non-coding RNA loci in the mouse genome. Genome Biology and Evolution 7: 2432-2444.|PDF|

  11. Ness Rob W, Andrew D Morgan, Radhakrishnan B Vasanthakrishnan, Nick Colegrave & Peter D Keightley. 2015. Extensive de novo mutation rate variation between individuals and across the genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Genome Research 25:1739-1749.|PDF|

  12. Deinum Eva E, Daniel L Halligan, Rob W Ness RW, Yao-Hua Zhang, Lin Cong, Jian-Xu Zhang & Peter D. Keightley. 2015. Recent evolution in Rattus norvegicus is shaped by declining effective population size. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 32: 2547-2558.|PDF|

  13. Booker Tom, Rob W Ness & Deborah Charlesworth. 2015. Molecular evolution: breakthroughs and mysteries in Batesian mimicry. Current Biology. 25: 506-508.|PDF|

  14. Arunkumar, Ramesh, Rob W Ness, Stephen I Wright & Spencer C H Barrett. 2015. Genomic evidence for reduced efficacy of selection and purging of deleterious mutations accompanying the evolution of selfing. Genetics 199: 817-829.|PDF|

  15. Keightley, Peter D, Ana Pinharanda, Rob W Ness, Fraser Simpson, Kanchon K Dasmahapatra, James Mallet, John W Davey & Chris D Jiggins. 2014. Estimation of the spontaneous mutation rate in Heliconius melpomene. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 32: 239-243.|PDF|

  16. *Morgan, Andrew D,*Ness Rob W, Nick Colegrave & Peter D Keightley. 2014. Spontaneous mutation accumulation in multiple strains of the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Evolution 68:2589-2602. |PDF| *Joint first author

  17. Keightley, Peter K, Rob W Ness, Daniel L. Halligan & Penelope R Haddrill. 2014. Estimation of the per nucleotide spontaneous mutation rate in a Drosophila melanogaster full-sib family. Genetics 196:313-320.|PDF|

  18. Kelleher, Jerome, Rob W Ness & Daniel L. Halligan. 2013. Processing genome scale tabular data with wormtable. BMC Bioinformatics 14:356|PDF|

  19. Halligan, Daniel L, Athanasios Kousathanas, Rob W Ness, Haipeng Li, Bettina Harr, Lél Eöry, Thomas M Keane, David J Adams & Peter D Keightley. 2013. Contribution of protein-coding and regulatory change to adaptive evolution in the mammalian genome. PLoS Genetics 9: e1003995 |PDF|

  20. *Hazzouri, Khaled M, *Juan S Escobar, *Rob W Ness, Killian L Newman, April M Randle, Susan Kalisz & Stephen I Wright. 2013. Comparative population genomics in Collinsia sister species reveals evidence for reduced effective population size, relaxed selection and evolution of biased gene conversion with an ongoing mating system shift. Evolution 67: 1263-1278. |PDF| *Joint first author

  21. Ness,Rob W, Yao-Hua Zhang, Lin Cong, Yu Wang, Jian-Xu Zhang & Peter D Keightley. 2012. Nuclear gene variation in wild brown rats. G3:Genes|Genomes|Genetics 2:1661-1664. |PDF|

  22. Ness,Rob W, Mathieu Siol, & Spencer C H Barrett. 2012. Genomic consequences of transitions from cross- to self-fertilization on the efficacy of selection in three independently derived selfing plants. BMC Genomics. 13. 611. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-611 |PDF|

  23. Ness,Rob W, Andrew D Morgan, Nick Colegrave & Peter D Keightley. 2012. An estimate of the spontaneous mutation rate in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Genetics. 192:1447-1454. |PDF|

  24. Ness,Rob W, Sean W Graham & Spencer C H Barrett. 2011. Reconciling Gene and Genome Duplication Events: Using Multiple Nuclear Gene Families to Infer the Phylogeny of the Aquatic Plant Family Pontederiaceae. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28:3009–3018. |PDF|

  25. Ness,Rob W, Mathieu Siol & Spencer C H Barrett. 2011. De novo sequence assembly and characterization of the floral transcriptome in cross- and self-fertilizing plants. BMC Genomics 12: 298. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-298.|PDF|

  26. Ness,Rob W, Stephen I Wright & Spencer C H Barrett. 2010. Mating-System variation, demographic history and patterns of nucleotide diversity in the tristylous plant Eichhornia paniculata. Genetics 184: 381-392. |PDF|

  27. Barrett, Spencer C H, Rob W Ness & Mario Vallejo-Marín. 2009. Evolutionary pathways to self-fertilization in a tristylous plant species. New Phytologist 183: 546-556.|PDF|

  28. Wright, Stephen I, Rob W Ness, J Paul Foxe & Spencer C H Barrett. 2008. Genomic consequences of outcrossing and selfing in plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169: 105-118. |PDF|