Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • Refereed Papers in Primary Journals:

    Leite DJ, Ninova M, Hilbrant M, Arif S, Griffiths-Jones S, Ronshaugen M, McGregor AP. 2016. Pervasive microRNA duplication in chelicerates: insights from the embryonic microRNA repertoire of the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(7):2133-2144.

    Arif S, Kittelman S, McGregor AP. 2015. From shavenbaby to the naked valley: trichome formation as a model for evolutionary developmental biology. Evolution and Development, 17:120-126.

    Nunes MDS, Arif S, Schlötterer C, McGregor AP. 2013. A perspective on micro-evo-devo: progress and potential. Genetics, 195:625-634.

    Arif S, Murat S, Almudi I, Nunes MDS, Bortolamiol-Becet D, McGregor NS, Currie JMS, Hughes H, Ronshaugen M, Sucena E, Lai EC, Schlötterer C, Mcgregor AP. 2013. Evolution of mir-92a underlies natural morphological variation in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology, 23:523-528.

    Arif S, Hilbrant M, Hopfen C, Almudi I, Nunes MDS, Posnien N, Kuncheria L, Tanaka K, Mitteröcker P, Schlötterer C, McGregor AP. 2013. Genetic analysis of differences in eye and face morphology between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana. Evolution and Development, 15:257-267.

    Posnien N, Hopfen C, Hilbrant M, Ramos-Womack M, Murat S, Schönauer A, Herbert SL, Nunes MDS, Arif S, Breuker CJ, Schlötterer C, Mitteröcker P, McGregor AP. 2012. Evolution of eye morphology and rhodopsin expression in the Drosophila melanogaster species subgroup. PLoS One, 7(5).

    Wiens JJ, Kuczynski CA, Arif S, Reeder TW. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of Phrynosomatid lizards based on nuclear and mitochondrial data, and a revised phylogeny for Sceloporus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54:150-161.

    Arif S, Aguirre WA, Bell MA. 2009. Evolutionary diversification of Opercle shape in Cook Inlet Threespine Stickleback. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 97: 832-844.

    Arif S, Adams DC, Wicknick JW. 2007. Bioclimatic modeling, morphology, and behavior reveal alternative mechanisms regulating the distributions of two parapatric salamander species. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 9:843-854.

    Smith SA, Arif S, Montes de Oca AN, Wiens JJ. 2007. A phylogenetic hotspot for evolutionary novelty and change in cranial morphology of Middle American treefrogs. Evolution, 61:2075-2085.