Blanchoud S., Zondag L, Lamare M. D and Wilson MJ. 2017. Hematological analysis of the ascidian Botrylloides leachii (Savigny, 1816) during whole-body regeneration. Biological Bulletin, in press. Preprint available:

Cheung T, Weston MK, and Wilson MJ. 2016. Selection and evaluation of reference genes for analysis of mouse (Mus musculus) sex-dimorphic brain development. PeerJ, 5:e2909 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2909

Zondag LE, Rutherford K., Gemmell N. and Wilson MJ. 2016. Uncovering the pathways underlying whole body regeneration in a chordate model, Botrylloides leachi using de novo transcriptome analysis. BMC Genomics, www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/17/114.

Gray MJ, Kannu P, SharmaS, NeytC, ZhangD, DanielPB, WhetstoneH, SprengerH, WengA, HammerschmidtP, DupiusL, JoblingR, Londono-MendozaR, DrayM, SuP, WilsonMJ, KapurRP, McCarthyEF, AlmanBA, HollandA, SommersG, MarshalCR, Simon Manners, FlanaganAM, Rathjen K, KarolLA, CrawfordH, MarkieDM, RiosJ, Wise CA, RobertsonSP  2015. Mutations preventing regulated exon skipping in MET cause a developmental disorder of periosteal osteogenesis. American Journal of Human Genetics, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.11.001

Heenan P., Zondag L., and Wilson MJ. 2015. Evolution of the Sox gene family within the chordate phylum. Gene doi:10.1016/j.gene.2015.09.013

Yang, Y and Wilson MJ. 2015 Lhx9 gene expression during early limb development in mice requires the FGF signalling pathway.  Gene Expression Patterns doi:10.1016/j.gep.2015.07.002

Ajay Sharma L., Ali MA, Love RM, Wilson MJ and Dias GJ  2015. Novel keratin preparation supports growth and differentiation of odontoblast-like cells.  International Endodontic Journal, doi:10.1111/iej.12476

Wilson MJ*, Kenny N and Dearden PK. 2014.  Components of the dorsal-ventral pathway also contribute to anterior-posterior patterning in honeybee embryos (Apis mellifera).  EvoDevo, 5:11 *corresponding author   doi:10.1186/2041-9139-5-11

Wilson MJ* and Dearden PK. 2013.  RNA localization in the honeybee (Apis mellifera) oocyte reveals insights about the evolution of RNA localization mechanisms.  Developmental Biology, 375:193-201.  *corresponding author

 Zondag, L. Dearden PK, Wilson MJ (2012) Deep sequencing and expression of microRNAs from early honeybee (Apis mellifera) embryos reveals a role in regulating early embryonic patterning.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:211.

Wilson MJ and Dearden PK. (2012) Pair-rule orthologues have unexpected maternal roles in the honeybee (Apis mellifera).  PLoS One 7(9): e46490.

Wilson, M.J. and Dearden, P.K. (2011) Diversity in insect axis formation: two orthodenticle genes and hunchback act in anterior patterning and influence dorsoventral organization in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Development, 138, 3497-3507.

Wilson, M.J., Abbott, H. and Dearden, P.K. (2011) The evolution of oocyte patterning in insects: Multiple cell signaling pathways are active during honeybee oogenesis and are likely to play a role in axis patterning. Evolution & Development, 13 (2), 127-137.

Shigenobu, S., Bickel, R.D., Brisson, J.A., Butts, T., Chang, C., Christiaens O., Davis, G.K., Duncan, E.J., Ferrier, D.E.K., Iga, M., Janssen, R., Lin, G., Lu, H., McGregor, A.P., Miura, T., Smagghe, G., Smith, J.M., van der Zee, M., Velarde, R., Wilson, M.J., Dearden, P.K., Stern, D.L. (2010) Comprehensive survey of developmental genes in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum: frequent lineage-specific duplications and losses of developmental genes. Insect Molecular Biology, 19, 47-62.

The International Aphid Genomics Consortium (includes Wilson, M.J.) (2010) Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. PLoS Biology, 8 (2), e1000313.

Wilson, M.J., Havler, M. and Dearden, P.K. (2010) Giant, Kruppel and caudal act as gap genes with extensive roles in patterning the honeybee embryo. Developmental Biology, 339 (1), 200-211.

Wilson, M.J., McKelvey, B.H., vander Heide, S. and Dearden, P.K. (2010) Notch signaling does not regulate segmentation in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Development Genes and Evolution, 220 (7-8), 179-190.

Wilson, M.J. and Dearden, P.K. (2009) Tailless patterning functions are conserved in the honeybee even in the absence of Torso signaling. Developmental Biology, 335, 276-287.

Duncan, E.J., Wilson, M.J., Smith, J.M. and Dearden, P.K. (2008) Evolutionary origin and genomic organization of runt-domain containing genes in arthropods. BMC Genomics, 9, 558.

Wilson, M.J. and Dearden, P.K. (2008) Evolution of the insect Sox genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8, 120.

Bowles, J., Knight, D., Smith, C., Wilhelm, D. Richman, J., Mamiya, S., Yashiro, K., Chawengasksophak, K., Wilson, M.J., Rossant, J., Hamada, H., Koopman, P. (2006) Retinoid signaling determines germ cell fate in mice. Science, 312, 596-600.

Dearden, P.K., Wilson, M.J., Sablan, L., Osborne, P.W., Havler, M., McNaughton, E., Kimura, K., Milshina, N.V., Hasselmann, M., Gempe, T., Schioett, M., Brown, S.J., Elsik, C.G., Holland, P.W.H., Kadowaki, T and Beye, M. (2006) Patterns of conservation and change in Honeybee developmental genes. Genome Research, 16 (11), 1376-1384.

The Honeybee Genome Sequencing Constortium (includes Wilson, M.J.) (2006) Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature, 931-949.

Wilson, M.J., Bowles, J. and Koopman, P. (2006) The matriceullar protein SPARC is internalized in Sertoli, Leydig, and germ cells during testis differentiation. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 73, 531-539.

Wilson, M.J., Lamont, I.L. (2006) Mutational analysis of an ECF sigma factor to investigate its interactions with RNA polymerase and DNA. Journal of Bacteriology, 188 (5), 1935-1942

Wilson, M.J., Pancharatnam, J., Parker, K.L. and Koopman, P. (2005) The transcription factors, SF-1 and SOX9, activate transcription from the Vanin-1 promotor. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280, 5917-5923.

Wilhelm, D., Martinson, F., Bradford, S., Wilson, MJ, Combes, A., Beverdam, A., Bowles, J., Mizusaki, H., Koopman, P.2005. SRY acts both cell-autonomously and through prostaglandin signalling to activate Sox9 during mammalian sex determination. Dev. Biol. 287, 111-124.

Jeanes, A., Wilhelm, D., Wilson MJ, Bowles, J., McClive, PJ, Sinclair, AH, Koopman, P. 2005. Evaluation of Candidate markers for the peritubular myoid cell lineage in the developing mouse testis.  Reproduction 130, 509-516.

Wilson MJ, Liaw, L., Koopman P. 2005. Osteopontin and related SIBLING glycoprotein genes are expressed by Sertoli cells during mouse embryonic testis development. Dev. Dyn. 233, 1488-1495.

Smith, JM, Bowles, J., Wilson, M, Teasdale R, Koopman P. 2004. Expression of the tudor-related protein Tdrd5 during development of the male germline in mice. Gene Expression Patterns, 4 701-705.

Smith JM, Bowles J, Wilson M, Koopman P. 2004. HMG box transcription factor gene Hbp1 is expressed in germ cells of the developing mouse testis.  Dev. Dyn. 230, 366-70.

Schepers G, Wilson M, Wilhelm D, Koopman P. 2003. SOX8 is expressed during testis differentiation in mice and synergizes with SF1 to activate the Amh promoter in vitro.J Biol Chem. 278, 28101-8

Wilson M, Koopman P. 2002. Matching SOX: partner proteins and co-factors of the SOX family of transcriptional regulators. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 12, 441-6.