Recent publications



Araripe LO, Tao Y, Lemos B. 2016. Interspecific Y chromosome variation is sufficient to rescue hybrid male sterility and is influenced by the grandparental origin of the chromosomes. Heredity, in press.


Gibbons JG, Branco AT, Godinho SA, Yu S, Lemos B. 2015. Concerted copy number variation balances ribosomal DNA dosage in human and mouse genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences112 (8), 2485-2490.

Case LK, Wall EH, Osmanski EE, Dragon JA, Saligrama N, Zachary JF, Lemos B, Blankenhorn EP, Teuscher C. 2015. Copy number variation in Y chromosome multicopy genes is linked to a paternal parent-of-origin effect on CNS autoimmune disease in female offspring. Genome Biology16 (1), 28.

Dean R, Lemos B, Dowling DK. 2015. Context‐dependent effects of Y chromosome and mitochondrial haplotype on male locomotive activity in Drosophila. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28 (10), 1861-1871.

Yee WKW, Rogell B, Lemos B, Dowling DK. 2015. Intergenomic interactions between mitochondrial and Y‐linked genes shape male mating patterns and fertility in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 69 (11), 2876-2890.


Gibbons JG, Branco AT, Yu, S, Lemos B. 2014. Ribosomal DNA copy number is coupled with gene expression variation and mitochondrial abundance in humans. Nature Communications 5:4854.

Branco AT, Lemos B. 2014. High intake of dietary sugar enhances bisphenol A (BPA) disruption and reveals ribosome-mediated pathways of toxicity. Genetics 197 (1), 147-157.

Branco AT, Lemos B. 2014. Interaction between bisphenol A and dietary sugar affects global gene transcription in Drosophila melanogasterGenomics Data 2, 308-311.

Silkaitis K, Lemos B. 2014. Sex-biased chromatin and regulatory cross-talk between sex chromosomes, autosomes, and mitochondria. Biology of Sex Differences 5 (2): 1-14.

Pyrgiotakis G, McDevitt J, Gao Y, Branco AT, Eleftheriadou M, Lemos B, Nardell E, Demokritou P. 2014. Mycobacteria inactivation using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS). Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 10(6):

Hajjari M, Khoshnevisan A, Lemos B. 2014. Characterizing the Retinoblastoma 1 Locus: putative elements for Rb1 regulation. Frontiers in Genetics 5: 2-.

Rogell B, Dean R, Lemos B, Dowling DK. 2014. Mito-nuclear interactions as drivers of gene movement on and off the X-chromosome. BMC Genomics15 (1), 330 –

Francisco F, Lemos B. 2014. How do Y-chromosomes modulate genome-wide epigenetic states: genome folding, chromatin sinks, and gene expression. Journal of Genomics 2:94-103.

Lemos B, Branco AT, Jiang PP, Hartl DL, Meiklejohn CD. 2014. Genome-wide gene expression effects of sex chromosome imprinting in Drosophila. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4(1):1-10.


Branco AT, Hartl DL, Lemos B. 2013. Chromatin-associated proteins HP1 and Mod(mdg4) modify Y-linked regulatory variation in the Drosophila testis. Genetics 194(3):609-18

Branco AT, Tao Y, Hartl DL, Lemos B. 2013. Natural variation of the Y chromosome suppresses sex ratio distortion and modulates testis-specific gene expression in Drosophila simulans. Heredity 111(1):8-15

Reis AH, Vargas FR, Lemos B. 2012. More epigenetic hits than meets the eye: microRNAs and genes associated with the tumorigenesis of retinoblastoma. Frontiers in Genetics 3:284-