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U Bergthorsson, S Singh, A Konrad, T Belicard, T Beltran, V Katju*, and P Sarkies*. 2019. Long-term experimental evolution reveals purifying selection on piRNA-mediated control of transposable element expression. In review. (access bioRxiv preprint here)
* joint corresponding authors

JJ Dubie, AR Caraway, MM Stout, V Katju*, and U Bergthorsson*. 2019. The conflict within: origin, proliferation and persistence of a spontaneously arising selfish mitochondrial genome. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, special issue "Linking the mitochondrial genotype to phenotype: a complex endeavour” (eds. Liliana Milani and Fabrizio Ghiselli). In press.

* joint corresponding authors
Invited, peer-reviewed research article

A Konrad, MJ Brady, U Bergthorsson, and V Katju. 2019. Mutational landscape of spontaneous base substitutions and small indels in experimental Caenorhabditis elegans populations of differing size. Genetics 212(3):837-854(reprint).

V Katju, and U Bergthorsson. 2019. Old trade, new tricks: insights into the spontaneous mutation process from the partnering of classic mutation accumulation experiments with high-throughput genomic approaches. Genome Biology and Evolution 11(1):136-165(reprint)
Invited, peer-reviewed article

A Konrad, S Flibotte, J Taylor, RH Waterston, DG Moerman, U Bergthorsson, and V Katju. 2018. Mutational and transcriptional landscape of spontaneous gene duplications and deletions in  Caenorhabditis elegansProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115(28):7386-7391 (link).
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V Katju
, LB Packard, PD Keightley. 2018. Fitness decline under osmotic stress in Caenorhabditis elegans populations subjected to spontaneous mutation accumulation at varying population sizes. Evolution 72(4):1000-1008. (link)

A Konrad, O Thompson, RH Waterston, DG Moerman, PD Keightley, U Bergthorsson, and V Katju. 2017. Mitochondrial mutation rate, spectrum and heteroplasmy in Caenorhabditis elegans spontaneous mutation accumulation lines of differing population size.  Molecular Biology and Evolution 34:1319-1334. DOI:10.1093/molbev/msx051. (reprint)


U Bergthorsson, and V Katju. 2016. Gene copy-number changes in evolution.  eLS, 1-11.  John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester.  (link) doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0026319
Invited, peer-reviewed article   

JC Farslow, KJ Lipinksi, LB Packard, ML Edgley, J Taylor, S Flibotte, DG Moerman, V Katju, and U Bergthorsson. 2015. Rapid increase in frequency of gene copy-number variants during experimental evolution in Caenorhabditis elegansBMC Genomics 16:1044.  doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2253-2 (reprint)

L Bu, and V Katju. 2015. Early evolutionary history and genomic features of gene duplicates in the human genome.  BMC Genomics  16(1):621. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1827-3 (reprint)

V Katju, LB Packard, L Bu, PD Keightley, and U Bergthorsson. 2015. Fitness decline in spontaneous mutation accumulation lines of Caenorhabditis elegans with varying effective population sizes. Evolution  69(1):104-116.  doi: 10.1111/evo.12554 (reprint)
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V Katju, and U Bergthorsson. 2013. Copy-number changes in evolution: rates, fitness effects and adaptive significance. Frontiers in Genetics 4:273. (reprint)      
Special Issue titled "Structural variation in Genomes: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications," eds. FJ Chain and PG Feulner.
Invited, peer-reviewed article  


V Katju. 2013. To the beat of a different drum: determinants implicated in the asymmetric sequence divergence of Caenorhabditis elegans paralogs. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:73. (reprint)  


V Katju. 2012. In with the old, in with the new: the promiscuity of the duplication process engenders diverse pathways for novel gene creation.  International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2012: Article ID 341932, 24 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/341932  (reprint)       
Invited, peer-reviewed article         
News and Analysis: E Pennisi. 2012. Gene duplication's role in evolution gets richer, more complex. Science 338(6105):316-317. (reprint)


L Bu, V Katju, and U Bergthorsson.  2011. Local synteny and codon usage contribute to asymmetric sequence divergence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene duplicates. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:73. (reprint)  

KJ Lipinski, JC Farslow, KA Fitzpatrickl, M Lynch, V Katju, and U Bergthorsson.  2011. High spontaneous rate of gene duplication in Caenorhabditis elegansCurrent Biology 21(4):306-310. (reprint)    

V Katjuand U Bergthorsson. 2010. Genomic and population-level effects of gene conversion in Caenorhabditis paralogs. Genes 1(3):452-468. (reprint)   
Invited, peer-reviewed article 

HS Rane, JM Smith, U Bergthorsson, and V Katju. 2010. Gene conversion and DNA sequence polymorphism in the sex-determination gene fog-2 and its paralog ftr-1 in Caenorhabditis elegansMolecular Biology and Evolution 27(7):1561-1569. (reprint)   

V Katju, JC Farslow, and U Bergthorsson. 2009. Variation in gene duplicates with low synonymous divergence in Saccharomyces cerevisiae relative to Caenorhabditis elegansGenome Biology 10:R75 doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-R75. (reprint)   

V Katju, EM LaBeau, KJ Lipinski, and U Bergthorsson. 2008. Sex change by gene conversion in a Caenorhabditis elegans fog-2 mutantGenetics 180:669-672.  (reprint)   

A Kamping, V Katju, LW Beukeboom, and JH Werren. 2007. Inheritance of gynandromorphism in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennisGenetics 175:1321-1333.  (reprint)   

LW Beukeboom, A Kamping, M Louter, LP Pijnacker, V Katjuand JH Werren. 2007. Haploid females in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennisScience 315 (5809):206.  (reprint)

V Katjuand M Lynch. 2006. On the formation of novel genes by duplication in the Caenorhabditis elegans genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(5):1056-1067. (reprint
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M Lynch, and V Katju. 2004. The altered evolutionary trajectories of gene duplicates.  Trends in Genetics 20(11):544-549. (reprint
Invited, peer-reviewed article 

V Katjuand M Lynch. 2003. The structure and early evolution of recently arisen gene duplicates in the Caenorhabditis elegans genome. Genetics 165:1793-1803. (reprint

DD Shoemaker, V Katjuand J Jaenike. 1999. Wolbachia and the evolution of reproductive isolation between  Drosophila recens and Drosophila subquinariaEvolution 53(4):1157-1164. (reprint

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