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Tomoyasu, Y., What crustaceans can tell us about the evolution of insect wings and other morphologically novel structures. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 69:48-55 (2021) link

Clark‐Hachtel C.M.,   Fernandez‐Nicolas A., Belles X., Tomoyasu Y., Tergal and pleural wing‐related tissues in the German cockroach and their implication to the evolutionary origin of insect wings. Evolution & Development Jan. (2021) link

Clark-Hachtel C.M**, Tomoyasu, Y.* Two sets of candidate crustacean wing homologues and their implication to the origin of insect wings. Nat. Ecol. Evol., Dec;4(12):1694-1702. (2020) link

Tomoyasu, Y., Breaking bad in the rice field by breaking the Hox code. National Science Review, 7 (10), 1616-1616 (2020) pdf

Rathore, S.**, Hassert, J.**, Clark-Hachtel C.M.**, Aaron Stahl, A.**, Tomoyasu, Y., Bushbeck, E.K., RNA Interference in Aquatic Beetles as a Powerful Tool for Manipulating Gene Expression at Specific Developmental Time Points. J. Vis. Exp, May 29;(159), (2020) link

McDonald, J.A., Tomoyasu, Y., Extracellular Matrix: Sculpting new structures. Elife 9, e57668 (2020) pdf

Tomoyasu, Y.*Halfon, M.S.*, How to study enhancers in non-traditional insect models. Journal of Experimental Biology 223 (2020) link

Clark-Hachtel C.M.**, Moe M.R.**, Tomoyasu Y.* Detailed analysis of the prothoracic tissues transforming into wings in the Cephalothorax mutants of the Tribolium  Arthropod Struct Dev.47(4) 352-361 (2018) pdf

Tomoyasu, Y.*, Evo–Devo: The Double Identity of Insect Wings. Current Biology 28 (2), R75-R77 (2018) pdf

Lai, YT**, Deem, K.D**., Borras-Castells, F., Sambrani, N., Rudolf, H., Suryamohan, K., El-Sherif, E., Halfon, M.S., McKay, D.J., Tomoyasu, Y.* Enhancer identification and activity evaluation in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Development 160663 (2018) link

Tomoyasu, Y.*, Linz, M. D.**, Dual evolutionary origin of insect wings supported by an investigation of the abdominal wing serial homologs in Tribolium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 ;115(4):E658-E667. (2018) pdf

Tomoyasu, Y.*, Ohde, T., Clark-Hachtel C.M**. What serial homologs can tell us about the origin of insect wings. F1000Research. 6: 268 (2017) pdf

Tomoyasu, Y.* Ultrabithorax and the evolution of insect forewing/hindwing differentiation. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 19, 8-15 (2017) pdf

Linz, D.M.**, Hu, A.W.**, Sitvarin M.I, Tomoyasu, Y.* Functional value of elytra under various stresses in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Scientific Reports. 6, Article number: 34813 (2016) pdf

Zattara E.E., Busey H.A., Linz D.M., Tomoyasu Y., Moczek A.P. Neofunctionalization of embryonic head patterning genes facilitates the positioning of novel traits on the dorsal head of adult beetles. Proc Biol Sci. 283(1834) (2016)

Clark-Hachtel C.M.**, Tomoyasu Y. * Exploring the origin of insect wings from an evo-devo perspective. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 13, 77-85 (2016) pdf

Ravisankar, P.**, Lai, Y.**, Sambrani, N., Tomoyasu, Y. * Comparative developmental analysis of Drosophila and Tribolium reveals conserved and diverged roles of abrupt in insect wing evolution. Developmental Biology. 409 (2), 518-529 (2016) pdf

Linz, D.M.**, Tomoyasu, Y.* RNAi screening of developmental toolkit genes: A search for novel wing genes in the red flour beetle Triboliumcastaneum. Development Genes and Evolution. 225 (1), 11-22 (2015) pdf

Linz, D.M.**, Clark-Hachtel, C.M.**, Borràs-Castells, F., Tomoyasu, Y.* Larval RNA Interference in the Red Flour Beetle, TriboliumcastaneumJ. Vis. Exp. (92), e52059. (2014). link

Miyata K., Ramaseshadri P., Zhang Y., Segers G., Bolognesi R., and Tomoyasu Y.* Establishing an in vivo assay system to identify components involved in environmental RNA Interference in the Western Corn Rootworm PLoS One. 9(7): e101661. (2014) pdf

Clark-Hachtel C.M**., Linz D.M.**, Tomoyasu Y.* Insights into Insect Wing Origin Provided by Functional Analysis of vestigial in the Beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(42):16951-6. (2013) pdf

Miller S.C.**, Miyata K., Brown S.J., Tomoyasu Y.* Dissecting Systemic RNA Interference in the Red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum: Parameters Affecting the Efficiency of RNAi. PLoS One. 7(10):e47431 (2012) pdf

Burns, K.A., Gutzwiller, L.M., Tomoyasu Y., Gebelein, B. Oenocyte development in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Development Genes and Evolution. 222(2):77-88. (2012)

Louse Genome Sequencing Consortiuma Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(27):12168-73. (2010)  aI contributed to the developmental biology section.

Arakane, Y., Dittmer, N.T., Tomoyasu, Y., Kramer, K.J., Muthukrishnan, S., Beeman, R.W., Kanost, M.R. Identification, mRNA expression and functional analysis of several yellow family genes in Tribolium castaneum Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 40(3):259-66. (2010)

Tomoyasu, Y.*, Arakane, Y., Kramer, K.J., Denell, R.E. Repeated co-options of exoskeleton formation during wing-to-elytron evolution in beetles. Curr Biol. 19(24):2057-65. (2009) pdf

Lommen, S.T.E.**, Saenko, S.V.**, Tomoyasu, Y., Brakefield P.M. Development of a wingless morph in the ladybird beetle, Adalia bipunctata. Evolution & Development. 11(3):278-89 (2009)

Miller, S.C.**, Brown, S.J., Tomoyasu, Y*. Larval RNAi in Drosophila? Development Genes and Evolution. 218(9):505-10 (2008) pdf

Shippy, T.D., Tomoaysu, Y., Nie, W.**, Brown, S.J., Denell, R.E. Do teashirt family genes specify trunk identity?: Insights from the single tiptop/teashirt homolog of Tribolium castaneum. Development Genes and Evolution. 218 (3-4), 141-152 (2008)

Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortiumb, The first genome sequence of a beetle, Tribolium castaneum, a model for insect development and pest biology. Nature. 452 (7190), 949-55 (2008)  bI played a leading role in the RNAi section, and I also was a primary contributor in the developmental biology section.

Tomoyasu Y*., Miller, S.C.**, Tomita, S., Schoppmeier, M., Grossmann, D.**, Bucher, G. Exploring Systemic RNA Interference in Insects: a Genome-Wide Survey for RNAi Genes in Tribolium. Genome Biology. 17;9(1):R10 (2008) pdf

Arakane, Y., Muthukrishnan, S., Kramer, K.J., Specht, C.A., Tomoyasu, Y., Lorenzen, M.D., Kanost. M.R. and Beeman, R.W. The Tribolium chitin synthase genes TcCHS1 and TcCHS2 are specialized for synthesis of epidermal cuticle and midgut peritrophic matrix, respectively. Insect Molecular Biology. 14(5):453-63. (2005)

Tomoyasu Y*., Wheeler S.R.**, Denell R.E. Ultrabithorax is required for membranous wing identity in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. Nature. 433(7026):643-7. (2005) pdf

Tomoyasu Y., Denell R.E. Larval RNAi in Tribolium (Coleoptera) for analyzing adult development. Development Genes and Evolution. 214(11):575-8. (2004) pdf

Tomoyasu Y., Ueno N., Nakamura M.. The decapentaplegic morphogen gradient regulates the notal wingless expression through induction of pannier and u-shaped in Drosophila. Mechanisms of Development. 96(1):37-49. (2000)

Hamada F., Murata Y., Nishida A., Fujita F., Tomoyasu Y., Nakamura M., Toyoshima K., Tabata T., Ueno N., Akiyama T. Identification and characterization of E-APC, a novel Drosophila homologue of the tumour suppressor APC. Genes to Cells. 4(8):465-74. (1999)

Adachi-Yamada T., Nakamura M., Irie K., Tomoyasu Y., Sano Y., Mori E., Goto S., Ueno N., Nishida Y., Matsumoto K. p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase can be involved in transforming growth factor beta superfamily signal transduction in Drosophila wing morphogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 19(3):2322-9. (1999)

Hamada F., Tomoyasu Y., Takatsu Y., Nakamura M., Nagai S., Suzuki A., Fujita F., Shibuya H., Toyoshima K., Ueno N., Akiyama T. Negative regulation of Wingless signaling by D-axin, a Drosophila homolog of axin. Science. 283(5408):1739-42. (1999)

Tomoyasu Y., Nakamura M., Ueno N. Role of dpp signalling in prepattern formation of the dorsocentral mechanosensory organ in Drosophilamelanogaster. Development. 125(21):4215-24. (1998)