Publications

  1. Böndel, Katharina B. , Susanne A. Kraemer, Tobias S. Samuels, Deirdre McClean, Josianne Lachapelle, Rob W. Ness, Nick Colegrave, Peter D. Keightley. 2019. Direct inference of the distribution of fitness effects of spontaneous mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. BioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/571018.

  2. Hasan, Ahmed R, Jaspreet K Duggal, Rob W Ness. Consequences of recombination for the evolution of the mating type locus in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. BioRxiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/565275.

  3. Cheng, Arthur H, Pascale Bouchard-Cannon, Rob W Ness, Hai-Ying Mary Cheng. In Press, RNA-sequencing data highlighting the time-of-day-dependent transcriptome of the centralcircadian pacemaker inSox2-deficient mice. Data in Brief doi:/10.1016/j.dib.2019.103909. |PDF|

  4. Cheng, Arthur HH, Pascale Bouchard-Cannon, Sara Hegazi, Christopher Lowden, Samuel W. Fung, Cheng-Kang Chiang, Rob W Ness, Hai-Ying Mary Cheng. 2019. SOX-dependent transcription in clock neurons promotes the robustness of the central circadian pacemaker. Cell Reports 26:3191–3202. |PDF|

  5. Rivkin, L. Ruth, et al. 2019 A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology. Evolutionary Applications 12:384–398.

  6. Hasan, Ahmed R, Rob W Ness. 2018. The genomic landscape of recombination rate variation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii reveals effects of linked selection. BioRxiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/340992.

  7. 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|

  8. 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. 2018. The rate and effect of de novo mutations in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics 14 (2), e1007155.|PDF|

  9. 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|

  10. 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|

  11. 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|

  12. 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|

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

  14. 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|

  15. 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|

  16. 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|

  17. 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|

  18. 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|

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

  20. 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|

  21. 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|

  22. *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

  23. 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|

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

  25. 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|

  26. *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

  27. 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|

  28. 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|

  29. 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|

  30. 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|

  31. 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|

  32. 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|

  33. 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|

  34. 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|