University of Missouri
Animal Reproductive Biology Group

Publications

2009

Conant, G. C. and P. F. Stadler. (2009) Solvent exposure imparts similar selective pressures across a range of yeast proteins, Molecular Biology and Evolution, in press.[Alignments, tree files, and rate files]

2008

Conant, G. C. and K. H. Wolfe. (2008) GenomeVx: Simple web-based creation of editable circular chromosome maps, Bioinformatics 24: 861-862. [Reprint].

Powell, A. J., G. C. Conant, D. E. Brown, I. Carbone and R. A. Dean. (2008) Altered patterns of gene duplication and differential gene gain and loss in fungal pathogens, BMC Genomics 9: 147. [Reprint]

Conant, G. C. and K. H. Wolfe. (2008) Probabilistic cross-species inference of orthologous genomic regions created by whole-genome duplication in yeast, Genetics 179: 1681-1692. [Reprint]

Conant, G. C. and K. H. Wolfe. (2008) Turning a hobby into a job: How duplicated genes find new functions, Nature Reviews Genetics, 9: 938-950. [Email for reprint]

2007

Conant, G. C., G. P. Wagner and P. F. Stadler. (2007) Modeling amino acid substitution patterns in orthologous and paralogous genes, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42: 298-307. [Email for reprint]

Scannell, D. R., A. C. Frank, G. C. Conant, K. P. Byrne, M. Woolfit and K. H. Wolfe. (2007) Independent sorting-out of thousands of duplicated gene pairs in two yeast species descended from a whole-genome duplication, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 104: 8397-8402. [Reprint]

Conant, G. C., and K. H. Wolfe. (2007) Increased glycolytic flux as an outcome of whole-genome duplication in yeast, Molecular Systems Biology, 3: 129. [Reprint]

2006

Conant, G. C., and K. H. Wolfe. (2006) Functional partitioning of yeast co-expression networks after genome duplication, PLoS Biology,4: e109. [Reprint]

2005

Conant, G. C., and A. Wagner. (2005) The rarity of gene shuffling in conserved genes, Genome Biology, 6: R50 [Reprint]

2004

Conant, G. C. and A. Wagner. (2004) Duplicate genes and robustness to transient gene knockouts in Caenorhabditis elegans, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences, 271: 89-96 [Reprint]

Hahn, M. H., G. C. Conant and A. Wagner. (2004) Molecular evolution in large genetic networks: Does connectivity equal constraint? Journal of Molecular Evolution, 58: 203-211. [Reprint][Original Article available at www.springerlink.com] Copyright retained by Springer-Verlag, NY.

Conant, G. C., and A. Wagner. (2004) A fast algorithm for determining the best combination of local alignments to a query sequence, BMC Bioinformatics, 5: 62 [Reprint]

Babu, S. R., G. C. Conant, E. Eller, C. M. Roberts, K. Gowan, G. S. Eisenbarth, P. R. Fain, and P. Vardi. (2004) A Second-generation genome screen for linkage to Type 1 diabetes in a Bedouin Arab family, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,1037: 157-160

2003

Conant, G. C. and A. Wagner. (2003) Convergent evolution of gene circuits, Nature Genetics, 34: 264-266 [Reprint][Supplemental Methods][Nature Genetics Online]

Conant, G. C., S. J. Plimpton, W. Old, A.Wagner, P. R. Fain, T. R. Pacheco and G. Heffelfinger. (2003) Parallel Genehunter: Implementation of a linkage analysis package for distributed-memory architectures, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 63: 674-682.[Corrected Pre-Print][Email for reprint]

Conant, G. C. and A. Wagner. (2003) Asymmetric sequence divergence of duplicate genes, Genome Research, 13: 2052-2058. [Reprint]

2002

Conant, G. C. and A. Wagner. (2002) GenomeHistory: A software tool and its application to fully sequenced genomes, Nucleic Acids Research, 30: 3378-3386 [Reprint]

2001

Conant, G. C. and P. O. Lewis. (2001) Effects of nucleotide composition bias on the success of the parsimony criterion in phylogenetic inference, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18: 1024-1033 [Reprint]

Conference Papers and Presentations:

Parallel Genehunter: Implementation of a Linkage Analysis Package for Distributed-Memory Architectures, First IEEE Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology, at the International Parallel and Distributed Computing Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2002 [Paper Reprint: old version of JDPC paper]

Dissertation

Non-peer reviewed

Op-Ed Debate in the Irish Times on teaching creationism.