Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Cloning and characterization of a second lamprey pituitary glycoprotein hormone, thyrostimulin (GpA2/GpB5).General and Comparative Endocrinology.  264:16-27. 2018
2018 Phylogenomics provides a robust topology of the major cnidarian lineages and insights on the origins of key organismal traitsBMC Evolutionary Biology.  18:68. 2018
2017 Comparative Genomics of Pathogenic and Nonpathogenic Beetle-Vectored Fungi in the Genus Geosmithia.Genome Biology and Evolution.  9:3312-3327. 2017
2017 Adaptation to heat stress reduces phenotypic and transcriptional plasticity in a marine copepodFunctional Ecology.  31:398-406. 2017
2016 Ancient origins of metazoan gonadotropin-releasing hormone and their receptors revealed by phylogenomic analyses.General and Comparative Endocrinology.  234:10-19. 2016
2016 Recruitment of Rod Photoreceptors from Short-Wavelength-Sensitive Cones during the Evolution of Nocturnal Vision in Mammals.Developmental Cell.  37:520-532. 2016
2015 Extracting phylogenetic signal and accounting for bias in whole-genome data sets supports the Ctenophora as sister to remaining Metazoa.BMC Genomics.  16:987. 2015
2014 A critical appraisal of the use of microRNA data in phylogenetics.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  111:E3659-E3668. 2014
2014 Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation.Genome Research PCR Methods and Applications.  24:1209-1223. 2014
2014 Gene co-expression modules underlying polymorphic and monomorphic zooids in the colonial hydrozoan, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  54:276-283. 2014
2014 Pan-metazoan phylogeny of the DMRT gene family: a framework for functional studies.Development Genes and Evolution Roux's Archives of Developmental Biology.  224:175-181. 2014
2013 The importance of tissue specificity for RNA-seq: highlighting the errors of composite structure extractions.BMC Genomics.  14:586. 2013
2013 The utility of shallow RNA-Seq for documenting differential gene expression in genes with high and low levels of expression.PLoS ONE.  8:e84160. 2013
2012 Blue-light-receptive cryptochrome is expressed in a sponge eye lacking neurons and opsin.Journal of Experimental Biology.  215:1278-1286. 2012
2012 Cnidocyte discharge is regulated by light and opsin-mediated phototransduction.BMC Biology.  10:17. 2012
2010 The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity.Nature Nature: New biology.  466:720-726. 2010
2010 The evolution of phototransduction from an ancestral cyclic nucleotide gated pathway.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.  277:1963-1969. 2010
2010 Gene duplication and the origins of morphological complexity in pancrustacean eyes, a genomic approach.BMC Evolutionary Biology.  10:123. 2010
2008 Isolation and expression of Pax6 and atonal homologues in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.Developmental Dynamics.  237:2209-2219. 2008
2007 Furcation, field-splitting, and the evolutionary origins of novelty in arthropod photoreceptors.Arthropod Structure and Development International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology.  36:386-400. 2007
2007 Key transitions during the evolution of animal phototransduction: novelty, "tree-thinking," co-option, and co-duplication.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  47:759-769. 2007
2007 The origins of novel protein interactions during animal opsin evolution.PLoS ONE.  2:e1054. 2007
2005 New insights into the evolutionary history of photoreceptor cells.Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  20:465-467. 2005
2004 NOVOcan: a molecular link among selected glial cellsBiophysical Chemistry.  108:245-258. 2004
2004 NOVOcan: a molecular link among selected glial cells.Biophysical Chemistry.  108:245-258. 2004
2002 Oligodendrocytes express an alpha/beta-interferon-susceptible Mx gene: molecular characterization of the encoded protein.GLIA.  37:183-189. 2002
2001 Oligodendrocyte transmembrane protein: a novel member of the glutamate-binding protein subfamily.Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  283:900-907. 2001

Chapter

Year Title
2011 Key Transitions During Animal Phototransduction Evolution: Co-duplication as a Null Hypothesis for the Evolutionary Origins of Novel Traits.  217-237. 2011

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
2018 Phylogenteic Focusing Reveals the Evolution of Eumetazoan OpsinsIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E399-E399. 2018
2018 Prolific origination of eyes in Cnidaria with co-option of non-visual opsinsIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E178-E178. 2018
2018 Sequencing and Assembly of Field Collected Sponge GenomesIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E424-E424. 2018
2013 The control of cnidocyte discharge by lightIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E169-E169. 2013
2010 Convergent evolutionary origin of an eye in the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandicaIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E127-E127. 2010
2009 The Origins and Evolution of Metazoan Phototransduction Pathways: A History of Paraphyly and DerivationIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E136-E136. 2009
2006 New insights on the evolution of metazoan PhotoreceptorsIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E112-E112. 2006
2001 NOVOcan: Its structure and immunohistochemical localization in rat brainMolecular Biology of the Cell Cell Regulation. 63A-63A. 2001

Teaching Activities

  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Thesis Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2019
  • Undergrad Teaching Experience Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Marine Ecological Genomics Taught course 2018
  • Marine Ecological Genomics Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Molecular Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Molecular Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Molecular Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2018
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2017
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2017
  • Principles of Genetics/Honors Taught course 2017
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2017
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2017
  • Contemp Top Molec/Cell/Biomed Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2016
  • Contemp Top Molec/Cell/Biomed Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2016
  • Undergrad Teaching Experience Taught course 2016
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2016
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2016
  • Contemp Top Molec/Cell/Biomed Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2016
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2015
  • Field Experience Taught course 2015
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2015
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2015
  • Comparative Genomics Taught course 2015
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/MCBS Taught course 2014
  • Principles of Genetics Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Biology, Northern Michigan Univ
  • M.S. Biology, Northern Michigan Univ
  • Ph.D. Ecology and Marine Biology, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Full Name

  • David Plachetzki