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Publications (including book chapters)

Pdfs of most of the following papers are available here
Pre-print articles (non peer-reviewed) are indicated with pp

Graduate students are indicated with **, undergraduate with *

pp4) T. Glimm, M.A. Kiskowski, N. Moreno**, Y. Chiari (2021) Capturing and analyzing pattern diversity: an example using the melanistic spotted patterns of leopard geckos. Publicly available pre-print on bioRxiv

pp3) N. Katlein**, M. Ray*, A. Wilkinson, J. Claude, M.A. Kiskowski, B. Wang, S. Glaberman, Y. Chiari (2021) Does colour impact attention towards 2D images in geckos? Publicly available pre-print on bioRxiv

pp2) N. Moreno**, L. Howard, S. Relyea, J. Dunnigan, M. Boyer, M. Kardos, S. Glaberman, G. Luikart, Y. Chiari (2021) Gene expression estimates: influence of sequencing library construction, fish sampling methods, and tissue harvesting time. Publicly available pre-print on Authorea

49) Y. Chiari Morphology. In "Galapagos Giant Tortoises" J. Gibbs, L. Cayot, W.A. Tapia (Eds.). Section III, Chapter 8. Publisher Elsevier

48) WL Allen, N. Moreno*, T. Gamble, Y. Chiari (2020) Ecological, behavioral, and phylogenetic influences on the evolution of dorsal color pattern in gecko. Evolution, 74: 1033 - 1047
               Digest on this article available here

47) M.A. Kiskowski, T. Glimm, N. Moreno*, T. Gamble, Y. Chiari (2019) Isolating and quantifying the role of developmental noise in generating phenotypic variation. PLoS Computational Biology, 15(4): e1006943

46) Quesada et al. (2019) Giant tortoise genomes provide insights into longevity and age-related disease. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3: 87 - 95

pp1) M.A. Kiskowski, T. Glimm, N. Moreno*, T. Gamble, Y. Chiari (2018) Isolating and quantifying the role of developmental noise in generating phenotypic variation. Publicly available pre-print on bioRxiv 334961

45) Y. Chiari, S. Glaberman, V.J. Lynch (2018) Insights on cancer resistance in vertebrates: reptiles as a parallel system to mammals. Nature Reviews Cancer, 18: 5252 (Correspondence)

44) P. Sykora , Y. Chiari, A. Heaton**, N. Moreno**, S. Glaberman, R. Sobol (2018) Application of the CometChip platform to assess DNA damage in field collected blood samples from turtles. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 59: 322 - 333

43) A. Hylton**, Y. Chiari, I. Capellini, MG. Barron, S. Glaberman (2018) Mixed phylogenetic signal in fish acute toxicity across chemical classes. Ecological Applications, 28: 605 - 611 

42) Y. Chiari, A. van der Meijden, A. Caccone, J. Claude, B. Gilles (2017) Self-righting potential and the evolution of shell shape in Galapagos tortoises. Scientific Reports, 7: 15828

41) Y. Chiari, N. Moreno*, J. Elmore**, A. Hylton**, A. Ray*, R. Burkhardt**, S. Glaberman (2017) Widespread occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Southern Alabama, USA. Herpetological Review, 48: 356 - 359

40) Y. Chiari, S. Glaberman, P. Tarroso, A. Caccone, J. Claude (2016) Ecological and evolutionary influences on body size and shape in Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). Oecologia, 181: 885 - 894.

39) DL. Martin, Y. Chiari, E. Boone, TD. Sherman, C. Ross, S. Wyllie-Echeverria, JK. Gaydos, AA. Boettcher (2016) Functional, phylogenetic and host-geographic signatures of Labyrinthula spp. provide for putative species delimitation and a global-scale view of seagrass wasting disease. Estuaries and Coasts 39: 1403 - 1421.

38) N. Poulakakis, DL. Edwards, Y. Chiari, RC. Garrick, E. Benavides, MA. Russello, GJ. Watkins-Colwell, S. Glaberman, W. Tapia, JP. Gibbs, LJ. Cayot, A. Caccone (2015) Description of a new Galapagos giant tortoise species (Chelonoidis, Testudines, Testudinidae) from Cerro Fatal on Santa Cruz Island. PLoS One 10: e0138779.

37) B. Gasse, Y. Chiari, J. Silvent, T. Davit-Beal, J-Y. Sire (2015) Amelotin: an enamel matrix protein that experienced distinct evolutionary pathways in amphibians, sauropsids and mammals. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 47.

36) Y. Chiari, S. Glaberman, N. Serén**, MA. Carretero, I. Capellini (2015) Phylogenetic signal in amphibian sensitivity to copper sulfate relative to experimental temperature. Ecological Applications 25: 596 - 602.

35) J. Romiguier, P. Gayral, M. Ballenghien, A. Bernard, V. Cahais, A. Chenuil, Y. Chiari, R. Dernat, L. Duret, N. Faivre, E. Loire, JM. Lourenco, B. Nabholz, C. Roux, G. Tsagkogeorga, AA-T. Weber, LA. Weinert, K. Belkhir, N. Bierne, S. Glemin, N. Galtier (2014) Comparative population genomics in animals uncovers the determinants of genetic diversity. Nature 515: 261 - 263.

34) N. Serén**, S. Glaberman, MA. Carretero, Y. Chiari (2014) Molecular evolution and functional divergence of the metallothionein gene family in vertebrates. Journal of Molecular Evolution 78: 217 - 233. Journal Cover

33) E. Loire, Y. Chiari, A. Bernard, V. Cahais, J. Romiguier, B. Nabholz, JM. Lourenço, N. Galtier (2013) Population genomics of the endangered giant Galapagos tortoises. Genome Biology 14: R136.

32) Y. Chiari, A. van der Meijden, M. Mucedda, N. Wagner, M. Veith (2013) No detection of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatis in Sardinian cave salamanders, genus Hydromantes. Amphibia-Reptilia 34: 136 -141.

31) P. Orozco-terWengel, Y. Chiari, DR. Vieites, M. Perdono, E. Louis Jr (2013) Isolation and characterization of four polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Malagasy spider tortoise Pyxis arachnoides and cross-amplification in Pyxis planicauda. Amphibia-Reptilia 34: 125 - 128.

30) JM. Lourenco**, S. Glemin, Y. Chiari, N. Galtier (2013) The determinants of the molecular substitution process in turtles. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 38-50.

29) Y. Chiari, V. Cahais, N. Galtier, F. Delsuc (2012) Phylogenomic analyses support the position of turtles as the sister group of birds and crocodiles (Archosauria). BMC Biology 10: 65.

28) V. Cahais, P. Gayral, G. Tsagkogeorga, J. Melo-Ferreira, M. Ballenghien, L. Weinert, Y. Chiari, K. Belkhir, V. Ranwez, N. Galtier (2012) Reference-free transcritpome assembly in non-model animals from next-generation sequencing data. Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 834-845.

27) Y. Chiari, A. van der Meijden, M. Mucedda, JM. Lourenco**, A. Hochkirch, M. Veith (2012) Phylogeography of Sardinian cave salamanders (genus Hydromantes) is mainly determined by geomorphology. PLoS One 7(3): e32332.

26) JM. Lourenco**, J. Claude, N. Galtier, Y. Chiari (2012) Dating the cryptodiran nodes: origin and diversification of the turtle superfamily Testudinoidea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 496- 507.


25) Y. Chiari, J. Claude (2012) Morphometric identification of individuals when there are more shape variables than reference specimens: a case study in Galapagos tortoises. Comptes rendus Biologies 335: 62-68.

24) P. Gayral, L. Weinert, Y. Chiari, G. Tsagkogeorga, M. Ballenghien, N. Galtier (2011) Next-generation sequencing of transcriptomes: a guide to RNA isolation in non-model animals. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 650-661.

23) Y. Chiari, N. Galtier (2011) RNA extraction from sauropsids blood: evaluation and improvement of methods. Amphibia-Reptilia 32: 136-139.

22) Y. Chiari, J. Claude (2011) Study of the carapace shape and growth in two Galapagos tortoise lineages. Journal of Morphology 272: 379-386.

21) Y. Chiari^, K. Dion^, J. Colborn^, A. Parmakelis, J. Powell (2010) On the possible role of tRNA base modifications in the evolution of codon usage: Queuosine and Drosophila. Journal of Molecular Evolution 70: 339-345.
^Authors contributed equally

20) Y. Chiari, A. van der Meijden, O. Madsen, M. Vences, A. Meyer (2009) Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates. Frontiers in Zoology 6: 32.

19) Y. Chiari, DR. Vieites, J. Guo*, P. Bora, M. Vences (2009) High haplotype diversity in a microendemic Malagasy gecko species, Lygodactylus mirabilis (Pasteur, 1962). Zootaxa 2269: 43-52.

18) Y. Chiari^, C. Hyseni^*, TH. Fritts, S. Glaberman, C. Marquez, JP. Gibbs, J. Claude, A. Caccone (2009) Morphometrics parallel genetics in a newly discovered and endangered taxon of Galapagos tortoise. PLoS One 4(7): e6272.
^Authors contributed equally

17) A. van der Meijden, Y. Chiari, M. Mucedda, S. Carranza, C. Corti, M. Veith (2009) Phylogenetic relationships of Sardinian cave salamanders, genus Hydromantes, based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 399-404.

16) A. Crottini, Y. Chiari, V. Mercurio, A. Meyer, M. Vences, F. Androne (2008) Into the canyons: the phylogeography of the Malagasy frogs Mantella expectata and Scaphiophryne gottlebei in the arid Isalo Massif and its significance for conservation (Amphibia: Mantellidae and Microhylidae). Organism Diversity and Evolution 8: 368-377.

15) M. Vences, Y. Chiari, M. Teschke, RD. Randrianiaina, L. Raharivololoniaina, P. Bora, DR. Vieites, F. Glaw (2008). Which frogs are out there? A preliminary evaluation of survey techniques and identification reliability of Malagasy amphibians. In: Andreone F. (ed), A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar. Monografie, 45. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Turin.

14) Y. Chiari^, B. Wang^, H. Rushmeier, A. Caccone (2008) Using digital images to reconstruct 3D biological forms: a new tool for morphological studies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95: 425-436.
^Authors contributed equally

13) F. Rabemananjara, A. Crottini, Y. Chiari, F. Andreone, F. Glaw, R. Duguet, P. Bora, OR. Ravoahangimalala, M. Vences (2007) Molecular systematics of Malagasy poison frogs in the Mantella betsileo and M. leavigata species groups. Zootaxa 1501: 31-44.