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Our publications on tardigrades (more to come!)
Smith FW, Bartels PJ, and Goldstein B (2017). A hypothesis for the composition of the tardigrade brain and its implications for panarthropod brain evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:546-559.
Boothby TC, Tapia H, Brozena AH, Piszkiewicz S, Smith AE, Giovanninni I, Rebecchi L, Pielak GJ, Koshland D, and B Goldstein (2017). Tardigrades use intrinsically disordered proteins to survive desiccation. Molecular Cell 65:975-984.
Smith FW and B Goldstein (2017). Segmentation in Tardigrada and diversification of segmental patterns in Panarthropoda. Arthropod Structure & Development 46:328-340.
Russell JJ, Theriot JA, Sood P, Marshall WF, Landweber LF, Fritz-Laylin L, Polka JK, Oliferenko S, Gerbich T, Gladfelter A, Umen J, Bezanilla M, Lancaster MA, He S, Gibson MC, Goldstein B, Tanaka EM, Hu C-K, and Brunet A (2017). Non-model model organisms. BMC Biology 15:55.
Smith FW, Boothby TC, Giovannini I, Rebecchi L, Jockusch EL, and B Goldstein (2016). The compact body plan of tardigrades evolved by the loss of a large body region. Current Biology 26:224-229. (and a Dispatch article)
Boothby TC, Tenlen JR, Smith FW, Wang JR, Patanella KA, Osborne Nishimura E, Tintori SC, Li Q, Jones CD, Yandell M, Messina DN, Glasscock J, and Goldstein B (2015). Evidence for extensive horizontal gene transfer from the draft genome of a tardigrade. PNAS 112:15976-15981 and follow-up letter
Tenlen, J.R., S. McCaskill and B. Goldstein (2013). RNA interference can be used to disrupt gene function in tardigrades. Development Genes and Evolution 223:171-181. (and a F1000 review)
Gabriel WN, McNuff R, Patel SK, Gregory TR, Jeck WR, Jones CD and Goldstein B (2007). The Tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini, a New Model for Studying the Evolution of Development. Developmental Biology 312:545-559. (and a F1000 review)
Gabriel WN and Goldstein B (2007). Segmental Expression of Pax3/7 and Engrailed Homologs in Tardigrade Development. Development Genes and Evolution 217: 421-433. (and a F1000 review)
Goldstein B and Blaxter M (2002). Tardigrades. Current Biology 12: R475.
Our development of tardigrades as a model system has been supported by
National Science Foundation grants IOS 0235658, IOS 1257320, and IOS 1557432.
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