The Tucker Lab


Current Funding
NSF Collaborative Research on the genetic basis of reproductive isolation in house mice. $532,361. 3/1/08-2/28/11.

  • Tucker, P.K. "Evolutionary History of the genus Mus" (in press). In: Eye, Retina, and the Visual Systems of the Mouse, Chalupa, LM and Williams, R. (eds) The MIT Press, Cambridge.
  • Johnsen, J.J., G. G. Levy, R. J. Westrick, P. K. Tucker, and D. Ginsburg (2008) The endothelial-cell specific regulatory mutation, Mvwf1, is a common murine founder allele. Mammalian Genome 19:32-40.
  • Teeter, K.C., B.A. Payseur, L.W. Harris, M.A. Bakewell, L.M. Thibodeau, J.E. O’Brien, J.G. Krenz, M.A. Sans-Fuentes, M.W. Nachman, and P.K. Tucker. (2008) Genome-wide patterns of gene flow across a house mouse hybrid zone. Genome Research 18:67-76.
  • Tucker, P.K. "Systematics of the genus Mus" (2007) pp. 13-23. In: Mouse in Biomedical Research, 2nd ed. Fox J, Barthold S, Davisson MT, Newcomer C, Quimby F, Smith A (eds.), Elsevier Press, Boston
  • Sanstedt, S and P.K. Tucker (2006) Inefficient purifying selection: the Mammalian Y chromosome in the rodent genus Mus. Mammalian Genome 17:14-21.
  • Podlaha, O., D. Webb, P. K. Tucker, and J. Zhang (2005) Positive selection for indel substitutions in the rodent sperm protein Catsper1. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22:1845-1852.
  • Sanstedt, S and P.K. Tucker (2005) Male-driven evolution in closely related species of the mouse genus Mus. Journal of Molecular Evolution 61:138-144.
  • Tucker, P.K., S. Sandstedt and B. L. Lundrigan (2005) Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Mus : examining gene trees and species trees. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 84:653-662.
  • Bozikova, E.P., Muncliner, K. Teeter, P.K. Tucker, M. Macholan, and J. Pialek (2005) Mitochondrial DNA in the hybrid zone between Mus musculus musculus and Mus musculus domesticus: a comparison of two transects. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 84:363-378.
  • Sanstedt, S. and P.K. Tucker (2004) Evolutionary strata on the X chromosome in the mouse genus Mus. Genome Research 14:267-272.
  • Tucker, P.K., R.A. Adkins, and J.S. Rest (2003) Differential Rates of Evolution for the ZFY-related zinc finger genes, Zfy, Zfx and Zfa in the mouse genus Mus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20:999-1005.
  • Jansa, S.A., B.L. Lundrigan, P.K. Tucker (2003) Tests for positive selection on immune and reproductive genes in closely related species of the murine genus Mus. Journal of Molecular Evolution 56:294-307.
  • Lundrigan, B., S. Jansa, and P.K. Tucker (2002) Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Mus, based on maternally, paternally, and biparentally inherited characters. Systematic Biology 53:410-431.
  • Tucker, P.K., A. Munson, S. Kanekar, H. Schlecht, M. Vetter, L. Laemle, T. Glaser (2001) The eyeless mouse mutation (ey1) removes an alternative start codon from the Rx/rax homeobox gene and acts as a hypomorphic gene. Genesis 31:43-53.
  • Schaner, P., N. Richards, A. Wadhawa, I. Aksentijevich, D. Kastner, P. Tucker, and D. Gumucio (2001) Rapid evolution of pyrin in Primates: Role of positive selection. Nature Genetics 27:318-321.

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