Publications

PUBLICATIONS 

Brand, C.L. and M.T. Levine (2022) Cross-species incompatibility between a DNA satellite and a chromatin protein poisons germline genome integrity. Current Biology 32:1-10.

Brand C.L. and M.T. Levine (2021) Functional diversification of chromatin on rapid evolutionary timescales. Annual Review of Genetics 55: 401-425.

Kumon T., Ma, J., Stefanik, D., Nordgren, E., Akins, R.B., Kim, J., Levine, M.T., and M.A. Lampson (2021) Centromere drive and suppression by parallel pathways for recruiting microtubule destabilizers. Cell 184:4904-4918.e11

Saint-Leandre, B. Christopher, C., and M.T. Levine (2020) Adaptive evolution of an essential telomere protein restricts telomeric retrotransposons. eLife 9:e60987.

Saint-Leandre, B. and M.T. Levine (2020) The Telomere Paradox: Stable genome preservation with rapidly evolving proteins. Trends In Genetics 36: 232-242.

Saint-Leandre, B., Nguyen, SB., and M.T. Levine (2019) Diversification and collapse of a telomere elongation mechanism. Genome Research 29: 920-931.

Helleu, Q. and M.T. Levine (2018) Recurrent amplification of the Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) gene family across Diptera. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 35: 2375-2389.                      

Lee, Y.C.G. and M.T. Levine (2017) Germline genome protection on an evolutionary treadmill. Developmental Cell: 43:1-3. (Preview)                                               

Lee, Y.C.G., Leek, C. and M.T. Levine (2017) Recurrent innovation at genes required for telomere integrity in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution: 34:467-482.

Levine, M.T., Vander Wende, H., Hseih, E., Baker, E., and H.S. Malik (2016) Recurrent gene duplication diversifies genome defense repertoire in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 1641-53.

Levine, M.T., Vander Wende, H., and H.S. Malik (2015) Mitotic fidelity requires transgenerational action of a testis-restricted HP1. eLife 4: e07378.

Levine, M.T. and H.S. Malik (2013) A rapidly evolving genomic toolkit of Drosophila heterochromatin. Fly 7: 137-141.

Levine, M.T., McCoy, C. Vermaak. D., Lee Y.C.G, Hiatt, M.A., Matsen, F.A., and H.S. Malik (2012) Phylogenomic analysis reveals dynamic evolutionary history of the Drosophila Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) gene family.  PLoS Genetics 8(6): e1002729.

Moyle, L.C., Levine, M.T., Stanton, M.L. and J.W. Wright (2012) Hybrid sterility over tens of meters between ecotypes adapted to serpentine and non-serpentine soils. Evolutionary Biology 39: 207-218.

Levine, M.T. and H.S. Malik (2011) Learning to protect your genome on the fly. Cell 147: 1440-1441. (Preview)

Levine, M.T., Eckert, M., and D.J. Begun (2011) Whole genome expression plasticity across tropical and temperate Drosophila melanogaster populations from eastern Australia. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 249–256.

Levine, M.T. and D.J. Begun (2008) Evidence of spatially varying selection at four chromatin-remodeling loci in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 179: 455-473.

Turner, L.T., Levine, M.T., and D.J.Begun (2008) Genomic analysis of adaptive differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 179: 475-485.

Levine, M.T., Holloway, A.K., Arshad, U., and D.J. Begun (2007) Pervasive and largely lineage-specific adaptive protein evolution in the dosage compensation complex of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 177: 1959–1962.

Levine, M.T. and D.J. Begun (2007) Comparative Population Genetics of the Immunity Gene, Relish: Is Adaptive Evolution Idiosyncratic? PLoS ONE 2(5): e442.

Levine, M.T., C. D. Jones, A. D. Kern, H. A. Lindfors, and D. J. Begun (2006) Novel genes derived from noncoding DNA in Drosophila melanogaster are frequently X-linked and exhibit testis-biased expression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103: 9935-9939.

Levine, M.T. and K.N. Paige (2004) Direct and indirect effects of drought on compensation in scarlet gilia. Ecology 85: 3185–3191.

Levine, M.T., and I.C. Feller (2003) Effects of forest age and disturbance on population persistence in the understory herb, Arisaema triphyllum (Araceae). Plant Ecology 172: 73-82.