Recent publications


Deng Y, Zhang Y, Qiao R, Bonilla M, Yang X, Ren H, Lemos B. 2018. Evidence that microplastics aggravate the toxicity of organophosphorus flame retardants in mice (Mus musculus). Journal of Hazardous Materials, in press.

Yu S, Lemos B. 2018. The long-range interaction map of ribosomal DNA arrays. PLoS Genetics 14(3): e1007258.

Wang M, Branco AT, Lemos B. 2018. The Y chromosome modulates splicing and sex-biased intron retention rates in Drosophila. Genetics 208 (3), 1057-1067

Palacios-Gimenez OM, Milani D, Lemos B, Castillo E, Marti D, Ramos E, Martins C, Cabral-de-Mello D. 2018. Uncovering the evolutionary history of neo-XY sex chromosomes in the grasshopper Ronderosia bergii (Orthoptera, Melanoplinae) through satellite DNA analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:2 | DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-1113-x


Wang M, Lemos B. 2017. Ribosomal DNA copy number amplification and loss in human cancers is linked to tumor genetic context, nucleolus activity, and proliferation. PLoS Genetics 13(9):e1006994.

Branco AT, Brito RM, Lemos B. 2017. Sex-specific adaptation and genomic responses to Y chromosome presence in female reproductive and neural tissues. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284 (1869): 20172062

Palacios-Gimenez OM, Milani D, Lemos B, Castillo E, Marti D, Ramos E, Martins C, Cabral-de-Mello D. 2017. Uncovering the evolutionary history of neo-XY sex chromosomes in the grasshopper Ronderosia bergii (Orthoptera, Melanoplinae) through satellite DNA analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology, in press

Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, Colicino E, Dai L, Di Q, Just AC, Hou L, Vokonas P, Vivo I, Lemos B, Lu Q, Weisskopf MG, Baccarelli AA, Schwartz JD. 2017. miRNA processing gene polymorphisms, blood DNA methylation age and long-term ambient PM2.5 exposure in elderly men. Epigenomics 9(12):1529-1542 | DOI: 10.2217/epi-2017-0094.

Palacios-Gimenez OM, Bardella VB, Lemos B, Cabral-de-Mello DC. 2017. Satellite DNAs are conserved and differentially transcribed among Grylluscricket species. DNA Research | DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsx044.

Branco AT, Schilling L, Silkaitis K, Dowling DK, Lemos B. 2017. Reproductive activity triggers accelerated male mortality and decreases lifespan: genetic and gene expression determinants in Drosophila. Heredity 118(3):221-228 | DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2016.89.

Deng Y, Zhang Y, Lemos B, Ren H. 2017. Tissue accumulation of microplastics in mice suggests widespread health risks from exposure. Scientific Reports 7:46687 | DOI: 10.1038/srep46687.


Yu S, Lemos B. 2016. A portrait of ribosomal DNA contacts with Hi-C reveals 5S and 45S rDNA anchoring points in the folded human genome. Genome Biology and Evolution 8 (11), 3545-3558.

Reis AHO, Vargas FR , Lemos B. 2016. Biomarkers of genome instability and cancer epigenetics. Tumor Biology 37(10):13029-13038.

Laarits T, Bordalo P, Lemos B. 2016. Genes under weaker stabilizing selection increase evolvability and rapid regulatory adaptation to an environmental shift. JEB 29(8):1602–1616.

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 116 (6), 516-522.


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 Sciences 112 (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 Biology 16 (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.