High priority:

Van Nyatten et al. (2019) To see or not to see: molecular evolution of the rhodopsin visual pigment in neotropical electric fishes. Proc Biol Sci 286: 20191182 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1182

Alvarez-Ponce et al. (2019) Molecular chaperones accelerate the evolution of their protein clients in yeast. Genome Biol Evol (Epub ahead of print) https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2019/02/15/552349.full.pdf

Rollins et al. (2019) Inferring protein 3D structure from deep mutation scans. Nature 51: 1170-1176 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-019-0432-9

Schmiedel & Lehner (2019) Determining protein structures using deep mutagenesis. Nature 51: 1177–1186 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-019-0431-x

Nielsen (2009) Adaptionism-30 years after Gould and Lewontin. Evolution 63:2487-90 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19744124

Gould and Lewontin (1979) The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 205: 581– 598 - https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.1979.0086

Pagnani et al. (2019) The intrinsic dimension of protein sequence evolution. PLoS Comput Biol. 15: e1006767 - https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006767

Stress et al. (2019) Eine DNA‐kodierte Molekülbibliothek mit Elementen natürlicher Makrocyclen. Angew. Chem. - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ange.201902513

Zarin et al. (2019) Proteome-wide signatures of function in highly diverged intrinsically disordered regions. bioRxiv - https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2019/03/16/578716.full.pdf

Watson & Warr (2019) Errors in long-read assemblies can critically affect protein prediction. Nature Biotechnology 37 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-018-0004-z

Rojas Echenique et al. (2019) Modular epistasis and the compensatory evolution of gene deletion mutants. PLoS Genet. 15(2):e1007958 - https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007958

Huang et al. (2018) Ancestral Genomes: a resource for reconstructed ancestral genes and genomes across the tree of life. Nucleic Acids Research, gky1009 - https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gky1009

Venkat A et al. (2018) Multinucleotide mutations cause false inferences of lineage-specific positive selection. Nat Ecol Evol. 2:1280-1288 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0584-5

Sedlazeck FJ et al. (2018) Piercing the dark matter: bioinformatics of long-range sequencing and mapping. Nature Rev. Genet. 19:329-346 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29599501

Konrad et al. (2018) Mutational and transcriptional landscape of spontaneous gene duplications and deletions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115(28):7386-7391 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29941601

Natan et al. (2018) Cotranslational protein assembly imposes evolutionary constraints on homomeric proteins. Nature Structural & Molecular Biologyvolume - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-018-0029-5

Garcia-Seisdedos et al. (2017) Proteins evolve on the edge of supramolecular self-assembly. Nature - https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23320

Yang et al. (2017) Genetic Interaction Network as an Important Determinant of Gene Order in Genome Evolution. Mol Biol Evol - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29029158

Jayasena et al. (2017) Stepwise Evolution of a Buried Inhibitor Peptide over 45 My. Mol Biol Evol - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fisher+Panero

Park & Lehner (2013) Epigenetic epistatic interactions constrain the evolution of gene expression. Mol Syst Biol - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23423319

Nelson & Masel (2017) Intercellular competition and multicellular aging the inevitability of of multicellular aging. PNAS - http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/25/1618854114.full

Andersen et al. (2017) A heterochromatin-dependent transcription machinery drives piRNA expression. Nature - https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature23482.html

Lees et al. (2016) Functional innovation from changes in protein domains and their combinations. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27309309

Sharma et al. (2017) Male sex in houseflies is determined by Mdmd, a paralog of the generic splice factor gene CWC22. Science 356:642-645 - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6338/642

Krull et al. (2007) Functional persistence of exonized mammalian-wide interspersed repeat elements (MIRs). Genome Research 17:1139-1145 - http://genome.cshlp.org/content/17/8/1139.long

Krull et al. (2005) Alu-SINE exonization: en route to protein-coding function. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22:1702-1711 - http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/8/1702.long

McDonald et al. (2016) Sex speeds adaptation by altering the dynamics of molecular evolution . Nature 531:233–236 - http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7593/full/nature17143.html

Chikina et al. (2016) Hundreds of Genes Experienced Convergent Shifts in Selective Pressure in Marine Mammals. Mol Biol Evol 33:2182-2192 - http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/9/2182.abstract

Newton et al. (2017) Structural and functional innovations in the real-time evolution of new (βα)8 barrel enzymes. PNAS - http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/04/12/1618552114.full

Crabtree (2013) Our fragile intellect. Part I. Trends in Genetics - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168952512001588 (also suitable for group retreat)

Crabtree (2013) Our fragile intellect. Part II. Trends in Genetics - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016895251200159X (also suitable for group retreat)

Lower priority:

Saavedra et al. (2018) Dynamic allostery can drive cold adaptation in enzymes. Nature ; 558(7709):324-328 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0183-2

Ponnikas et al. (2018) Why do sex chromosomes stop recombining? Trends Genet. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29716744

Nocedal et al. (2017) Gene regulatory network plasticity predates a switch in function of a conserved transcription regulator. eLife - https://elifesciences.org/articles/23250

Hughes et al. (2018) The birth and death of olfactory receptor gene families in mammalian niche adaptation. Mol Biol Evol - https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/35/6/1390/4943998

Dey et al. (2018) PDB-wide identification of biological assemblies from conserved quaternary structure geometry Nature Methods - https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.4510

Schimmel (2018) The emerging complexity of the tRNA world: mammalian tRNAs beyond protein synthesis. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28875994

Hguyen et al. (2017) Innovation and constraint leading to complex multicellularity in the Ascomycota. Nature Communications - https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14444

Graur et al. (2013) On the Immortality of Television Sets: “Function” in the Human Genome According to the Evolution-Free Gospel of ENCODE. Genome Biology and Evolution 5:578-590 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3622293/

Bewick et al. (2016) Evolution of DNA methylation across insects. Mol Biol Evol 34, 654-665 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28025279

Xu & Zhang (2017) Insulin receptors and wing dimorphism in rice planthoppers. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 20150489 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27994130 *

Cibele et al. (2017) Evolution and Diversity of Transposable Elements in Vertebrate Genomes. Genome Biol Evol 9: 161-177 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28158585

Partha & Raman (2014) Revisiting Robustness and Evolvability: Evolution in Weighted Genotype Spaces. PloS One 9, e112792 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4229248/

Kovacs et al. (2017) Frozen in Time: The History of Proteins. Mol Biol Evol msx086 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28201543

Holinski et al. (2017) Combining ancestral sequence reconstruction with protein design to identify an interface hotspot in a key metabolic enzyme complex. Proteins 85:312–321 - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/prot.25225/full

Laurino et al. (2016) An Ancient Fingerprint Indicates the Common Ancestry of Rossmann-Fold Enzymes Utilizing Different Ribose-Based Cofactors. PLoS Biol 14, e1002396. - http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1002396

Wang et al. (2016) microRNAs in the Same Clusters Evolve to Coordinately Regulate Functionally Related Genes. Mol Biol Evol33:2232-2247 - http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/9/2232.abstract

Dixon et al. (2016) Evolutionary Consequences of DNA Methylation in a Basal Metazoan. Mol Biol Evol 33: 2285-2293 - http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/9/2285.abstract

Attwater & Holliger (2012) The cooperative gene. Nature 491 - https://web.natur.cuni.cz/filosof/markos/Evoluce/Attwater%20hypercycle.pdf

Amorós-Moya et al. (2010) Evolution in regulatory regions rapidly compensates the cost of non-optimal codon usage. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27: 2141-2151 - http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/9/2141.long

Shum et al. (2016) The Antagonistic Gene Paralogs Upf3a and Upf3b Govern Nonsense-Mediated RNA Decay. Cell 165:382-395* April?

Michal Levin et al. The mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans. Nature

Burmann et al. (2012) An alpha-helix to Beta-barrel domain switch transforms the transcription factor RfaH into a translation factor. Cell 150 *

Coyle (2013) Exploitation of latent allostery enables the evolution of new modes of MAP Kinase regulation. Cell 154

Fernandez & Lynch (2011) Non-adaptive origins of interactome complexity. Nature 474.

Goldstein et al. (2015) Non-adaptive amino acid convergence rates decrease over time. MBE

Hammerschmidt et al. (2014) Life cycles, fitness decoupling and the evolution of multicellularity. Nature

Mendonca et al. (2011) Loss of genetic redundancy in reductive genome evolution. PLoS Computational Biology 7

Piatigorsky (2003) Crystallin genes: specialization by changes in gene regulation may precede gene duplication. Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 3

Salazar-Ciudad & Marin-Riera (2013) Adaptive dynamics under development-based genotype–phenotype maps. Nature

Sandler et al. (2013) Experimental analysis of co-evolution within protein complexes: The yeast exosome as a model. Proteins 1997

Williams et al. (2006) Functionality and the evolution of marginal stability in proteins: Inferences from lattice simulations. Evolutionary Bioinformatics online 2

Xu et al. (2009) Evolution of RNases in leaf monkeys: Being parallel gene duplications or parallel gene conversions is a problem of molecular phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50

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