Under review

Jaron, S K Bast J, Ranallo-Benavidez T R, Robinson-Rechavi M, Schwander T 2018. Genomic features of asexual animals. BioRxiv10.1101/497495


Matthey-Doret C, van der Kooi C, Jeffries DL, Bast J, Dennis A, Vorburger C, Schwander T 2019. Mapping of Multiple Complementary Sex Determination Loci in a Parasitoid Wasp Genome Biol Evol11:2954-22962

Parker DJ, Bast J, Jalvingh KM, Dumas Z, Robinson-Rechavi M, Schwander T 2019. Sex-biased gene expression is repeatedly masculinized in asexual females Nat Commun10:4638

Bast J, Jaron S K, Schuseil D, Roze D, Schwander T 2018. Asexual reproduction reduces transposable element load in experimental yeast populations. eLIFEe48548

Brandt A, Bast J, Scheu S, Meusemann K, Donath A, Schütte K, Machida R, Kraaijeveld K. 2019 No signal of deleterious mutation accumulation in conserved gene sequences of extant asexual hexapods . Scientific Reports9:5338

Parker DJ, Bast J, Jalvingh K, Dumas Z, Robinson-Rechavi M, Schwander T 2018.Repeated evolution of asexuality involves convergent gene expression changes. Molecular Biology and Evolutionmsy217

Bast J, Parker DJ, Dumas Z, Jalvingh KM, Tran Van P, Jaron KS, Figuet E, Brandt A, Galtier N and Schwander T 2018. Consequences of asexuality in natural populations: insights from stick insects. Molecular Biology and Evolutionmsy058

Featured in Nature Research Highlights: Sex pays off for stick insects despite costs

Brandt A, Schaefer I, Glanz J, Schwander T, Maraun M, Scheu S and Bast J 2017. Effective purifying selection in ancient asexual oribatid mites. Nature Communications, 8:873

Kraaijeveld K, Anvar Y, Frank J, Schmitz A, Bast J, Wilbrandt J, Petersen M, Ziesmann T, Niehuis O, de Knijff P, den Dunnen JT and Ellers J 2016. Decay of sexual trait genes in an asexual parasitoid wasp. Genome Biology and Evolution, evw273

Bast J, Schaefer I, Schwander T, Maraun M, Scheu S & Kraaijeveld K. 2016. No accumulation of transposable elements in asexual arthropods. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33 697-706

Soria-Carrasco V, Gombert Z, Comeault AA, Farkas TE, Parchman TL, Johnson JS, Buerkle CA, Feder JL, Bast J, Schwander T, Egan SP, Crespi BJ, Nosil P. 2014. Stick Insect Genomes Reveal Natural Selection’s Role in Parallel Speciation. Science, 344 738-742

Flot J-F, Hespeels B, Li X, Noel B, Arkhipova I, Danchin EGJ, Hejnol A, Henrissat B, Koszul R, Aury J-M, Barthelemy R, Bast J, Bazykin GA, et al. 2013 et al. 2013. Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga. Nature, 500 453-457.

Kraaijeveld K & Bast J 2012. Transposable element proliferation as a possible side effect of endosymbiont manipulations. Mobile Genetic Elements 2: 0–1.

Book Chapters

Jalvingh K, Bast J and Schwander T 2016. The evolution and maintenance of sex. In: Kliman R (Ed.); Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Oxford:Academic Press.

Kraaijeveld K & Bast J 2012. The genomic consequences of asexual reproduction. In: de Sousa F & Munévar G (Eds.); Sex, Reproduction and Darwinism. London, Pickering & Chatto.

Invited presentations

2018 Invited Seminar. University of Cologne, Germany. Talk: ‘The genomic consequences of asexual reproduction in natural populations

2017 Invited Seminar. University of Namur, Belgium. Workshop: ALPAGA – Genome evolution in asexual organisms. Talk: ‘Recent insights into ancient asexual mites’

2014 Invited Seminar. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology Ploen, Germany. Talk: ‘Patterns of long-term asexuality in oribatid mites’

2014 Invited Workshop. Nanjing Agricultural University, China. Workshop: Ecological and evolutionary methods at the service of plant protection

2014 Invited Workshop. University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Workshop: Genomics of Asexual Animals

2013 Invited Seminar. GEOMAR Kiel, Germany. Talk: ‘Oribatid mites as models for long-term maintenance of asexuality’

Conference contributions

2018. Evolution2018. Talk: ‘Asexual reproduction drives reduction of transposable element load’; Montpellier, France

2018. Jaques Monod conference. Talk: ‘Asexual reproduction drives reduction of transposable element load’; Roscoff, France

2016. Biology16. Talk: ‘No TE accumulation in asexual arthropods’; University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2014. DZG meeting. Talk: ‘Patterns of long-term asexuality in oribatid mites’; Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany

2012. 3rd International Conference/Workshop ‘Genomic Impact of Eukaryotic Transposable Elements’. Talk: ‘Comparing the transposable element load in sexual and asexual oribatid mites using whole genome information’. Asilomar, USA.

2011. ESEB 2011. Talk: ‘Transposable elements in sexual and asexual oribatid mites’. University of Tübingen, Germany