The GSA Journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, are proud to present our annual Spotlight booklets for research published in 2015. Each Spotlight is a showcase of the excellent research and scholarship published over the course of the year, along with a selection of striking images submitted by our authors.

Browse the 2015 GENETICS Spotlight.

Browse the 2015 G3 Spotlight.

 

 

 

GENETICS SPOTLIGHT CITATIONS

CENTENNIAL AWARD: MOLECULAR GENETICS

Allelic Imbalance Is a Prevalent and Tissue-Specific Feature of the Mouse Transcriptome

Stefan F. Pinter, David Colognori, Brian J. Beliveau, Ruslan I. Sadreyev, Bernhard Payer, Eda Yildirim, Chao-ting Wu, Jeannie T. Lee

Genetics June, 2015 vol. 200:537-549

 

CENTENNIAL AWARD: QUANTITATIVE GENETICS

The Nature of Genetic Variation for Complex Traits Revealed by GWAS and Regional Heritability Mapping Analyses

Armando Caballero, Albert Tenesa, Peter D. Keightley

Genetics December, 2015 201:1601-1613

 

CENTENNIAL AWARD: POPULATION & EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

Adaptation, Clonal Interference, and Frequency-Dependent Interactions in a Long-Term Evolution Experiment with Escherichia coli

Rohan Maddamsetti, Richard E. Lenski, Jeffrey E. Barrick

Genetics June, 2015 200:619-631

 

DEVELOPMENTAL & BEHAVIORAL GENETICS

A Novel Paradigm for Nonassociative Long-Term Memory in Drosophila: Predator-Induced Changes in Oviposition Behavior

Balint Z. Kacsoh, Julianna Bozler, Sassan Hodge, Mani Ramaswami, Giovanni Bosco

GENETICS April 2015 199:1143-1157

 

GENETICS OF COMPLEX TRAITS

Dominance Genetic Variance for Traits Under Directional Selection in Drosophila serrata

Jacqueline L. Sztepanacz and Mark W. Blows

Genetics May 2015 200:371-384

 

GENE EXPRESSION

Paramutation in Drosophila Requires Both Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Actors of the piRNA Pathway and Induces Cis-spreading of piRNA Production

Catherine Hermant, Antoine Boivin, Laure Teysset, Valérie Delmarre, Amna Asif-Laidin, Marius van den Beek, Christophe Antoniewski, Stéphane Ronsseray

Genetics December 2015 201:1381-1396

 

 

The Chromatin and Transcriptional Landscape of Native Saccharomyces cerevisiae Telomeres and Subtelomeric Domains

Aisha Ellahi, Deborah M. Thurtle, Jasper Rine

Genetics June 2015 200:505-521

 

GENOME & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Complementation of Yeast Genes with Human Genes as an Experimental Platform for Functional Testing of Human Genetic Variants

Akil Hamza, Erik Tammpere, Megan Kofoed, Christelle Keong, Jennifer Chiang, Guri Giaever, Corey Nislow, Philip Hieter

Genetics November 2015 201:1263-1274

 

GENOME INTEGRITY

Alternative Transposition Generates New Chimeric Genes and Segmental Duplications at the Maize p1 Locus

Dafang Wang, Chuanhe Yu, Tao Zuo, Jianbo Zhang, David F. Weber, Thomas Peterson

Genetics November 2015 201:925-935

 

PERSPECTIVES

What Do You Mean, “Epigenetic”?

Carrie Deans and Keith A. Maggert

Genetics April 2015 199:887-896

 

POPULATION & EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

The Evolutionarily Stable Distribution of Fitness Effects

Daniel P. Rice, Benjamin H. Good, Michael M. Desai

Genetics May 2015 200:321-329

 

Allele Sharing and Evidence for Sexuality in a Mitochondrial Clade of Bdelloid Rotifers

Ana Signorovitch, Jae Hur, Eugene Gladyshev, Matthew Meselson

Genetics June 2015 200:581-590

 

STATISTICAL GENETICS & GENOMICS

Efficient Multiple-Trait Association and Estimation of Genetic Correlation Using the Matrix-Variate Linear Mixed Model

Nicholas A. Furlotte, Eleazar Eskin

Genetics May 2015 200:59-68

 

REVIEWS

Genetic Diversity and Societally Important Disparities

Noah A. Rosenberg, Jonathan T. L. Kang

Genetics September 2015 201:1-12

 

METHODS, TECHNOLOGY, & RESOURCES

Rapid and Precise Engineering of the Caenorhabditis elegans Genome with Lethal Mutation Co-Conversion and Inactivation of NHEJ Repair

Jordan D. Ward

Genetics February 1, 2015 vol. 199  no. 2 363-377

 

Dramatic Enhancement of Genome Editing by CRISPR/Cas9 Through Improved Guide RNA Design

Behnom Farboud, Barbara J. Meyer

Genetics April 1, 2015 vol. 199  no. 4 959-971

 

High Efficiency, Homology-Directed Genome Editing in Caenorhabditis elegans Using CRISPR-Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein Complexes

Alexandre Paix, Andrew Folkmann,  Dominique Rasoloson, Geraldine Seydoux

Genetics September 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 1 47-54

 

Streamlined Genome Engineering with a Self-Excising Drug Selection Cassette

Daniel J. Dickinson, Ariel M. Pani, Jennifer K. Heppert, Christopher D. Higgins, Bob Goldstein

Genetics August 1, 2015 vol. 200  no. 4 1035-1049

 

Efficient Genome Editing in Caenorhabditis elegans with a Toolkit of Dual-Marker Selection Cassettes

Adam D. Norris, Hyun-Min Kim, Mónica P. Colaiácovo, John A. Calarco

Genetics October 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 2 449-458

 

Targeted Chromosomal Translocations and Essential Gene Knockout Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology in Caenorhabditis elegans

Xiangyang Chen, Mu Li, Xuezhu Feng, Shouhong Guang

Genetics December 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 4 1295-1306
 

ON THE COVER

The Functional Basis of Wing Patterning in Heliconius Butterflies: The Molecules Behind Mimicry

Marcus R. Kronforst, Riccardo Papa

Genetics May 1, 2015 200:1-19

 

G3 SPOTLIGHT CITATIONS

MUTANT SCREEN REPORTS

A Genetic Screen for Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mutants That Fail to Enter Quiescence

Lihong Li, Shawna Miles, and Linda L. Breeden

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics August 2015 5:1783-1795

 

INVESTIGATIONS

Systematic Evaluation of Drosophila CRISPR Tools Reveals Safe and Robust Alternatives to Autonomous Gene Drives in Basic Research

Fillip Port, Nadine Muschalik, and Simon L. Bullock

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics  July 2015 5:1493-1502

 

Global Diversity Lines–A Five-Continent Reference Panel of Sequenced Drosophila melanogaster Strains

Jennifer K. Grenier, J. Roman Arguello, Margarida Cardoso Moreira, Srikanth Gottipati, Jaaved Mohammed, Sean R. Hackett, Rachel Boughton, Anthony J. Greenberg, and Andrew G. Clark

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics  April 2015 5:593-603

 

A Genomic Selection Index Applied to Simulated and Real Data

Jesus Ceron-Rojas, José Crossa, Vivi N. Arief, Kaye Basford, Jessica Rutkoski, Diego Jarquín, Gregorio Alvarado, Yoseph Beyene, Kassa Semagn, and Ian DeLacy

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2155-2164

 

Fingerprinting Soybean Germplasm and Its Utility in Genomic Research

Qijian Song, David L. Hyten, Gaofeng Jia, Charles V. Quigley, Edward W. Fickus, Randall L. Nelson, and Perry B. Cregan

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:1999-2006

 

High-Resolution Linkage Map and Chromosome-Scale Genome Assembly for Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) from 10 Populations

International Cassava Genetic Map Consortium (ICGMC)

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics January 2015 5:133-144

 

Identification of New Players in Cell Division, DNA Damage Response, and Morphogenesis Through Construction of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Deletion Strains

Jun-Song Chen, Janel R. Beckley, Nathan A. McDonald, Liping Ren, MariaSanta Mangione, Sylvia J. Jang, Zachary C. Elmore, Nicole Rachfall, Anna Feoktistova, Christine M. Jones, Alaina H. Willet, Rodrigo Guillen, Danny A. Bitton, Jürg Bähler, Michael A. Jensen, Nick Rhind, and Kathleen L. Gould

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics March 2015 5:361-370

 

The Nature, Extent, and Consequences of Genetic Variation in the opa Repeats of Notch in Drosophila

Clinton Rice, Danielle Beekman, Liping Liu, and Albert Erives

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics November 2015 5:2405-2419

 

Quantitative Genetics of Migration-Related Traits in Rainbow and Steelhead Trout

Benjamin C. Hecht, Jeffrey J. Hard, Frank P. Thrower, and Krista M. Nichols

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:873-889

 

Analysis of Circadian Rhythms in the Basal Filamentous Ascomycete Pyronema confluens

Stefanie Traeger and Minou Nowrousian

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2061-2071

 

RNAseq Analysis Highlights Specific Transcriptome Signatures of Yeast and Mycelial Growth Phases in the Dutch Elm Disease Fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi

Martha Nigg, Jérôme Laroche, Christian R. Landry, and Louis Bernier

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics November 2015 5:2487-2495

 

SMRT Sequencing for Parallel Analysis of Multiple Targets and Accurate SNP Phasing

Xiaoge Guo, Kevin Lehner, Karen O’Connell, Jenny Zhang, Sandeep S. Dave, and Sue Jinks-Robertson

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics December 2015 5:2801-2808

 

Genetic Networks Required to Coordinate Chromosome Replication by DNA Polymerases α, δ, and ε in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Marion Dubarry, Conor Lawless, A. Peter Banks, Simon Cockell, and David Lydall

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2187-2197

 

A Powerful New Quantitative Genetics Platform, Combining Caenorhabditis elegans High-Throughput Fitness Assays with a Large Collection of Recombinant Strains

Erik C. Andersen, Tyler C. Shimko, Jonathan R. Crissman, Rajarshi Ghosh, Joshua S. Bloom, Hannah S. Seidel, Justin P. Gerke, and Leonid Kruglyak

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:911-920

 

A Multifunctional Mutagenesis System for Analysis of Gene Function in Zebrafish

Helen Ngoc Bao Quach, Shijie Tao, Pavle Vrljicak, Adita Joshi, Hua Ruan, Rashmi Sukumaran, Gaurav K. Varshney, Matthew C. LaFave, The Ds Screen Team, Shawn M. Burgess, Christoph Winkler, Alexander Emelyanov, Sergey Parinov, and Karuna Sampath

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics June 2015 5:1283-1299

 

Whole-Exome Sequencing and Targeted Copy Number Analysis in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Christian R. Marshall, Stephen W. Scherer, Maimoona A. Zariwala, Lynette Lau, Tara A. Paton, Tracy Stockley, Rebekah K. Jobling, Peter N. Ray, Michael R. Knowles, FORGE Canada Consortium, David A. Hall, Sharon D. Dell, and Raymond H. Kim

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics August 2015 5:1775-1781

 

ON THE COVER

A Multipurpose, High-Throughput Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Chip for the Dengue and Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Benjamin R. Evans, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Lin Hou, Carolyn McBride, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Hongyu Zhao, and Jeffrey R. Powell

G3:Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:711-718

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