• 2940 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1977 …2018
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Research Output 1977 2018

  • 2940 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
  • 81 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
2018

Multicellularity Drives the Evolution of Sexual Traits

Hanschen, E. R., Herron, M. D., Wiens, J. J., Nozaki, H. & Michod, R. E., Sep 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Naturalist.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual dimorphism
sexual reproduction
algae
sexual systems
peafowl
3 Citations

Sex in microbial pathogens

Bernstein, H., Bernstein, C. & Michod, R. E., Jan 1 2018, In : Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 57, p. 8-25 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

pathogen
pathogens
gender
repair
virus
4 Citations

The 4-celled tetrabaena socialis nuclear genome reveals the essential components for genetic control of cell number at the origin of multicellularity in the volvocine lineage

Featherston, J., Arakaki, Y., Hanschen, E. R., Ferris, P. J., Michod, R. E., Olson, B. J. S. C., Nozaki, H. & Durand, P. M., Apr 1 2018, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 35, 4, p. 855-870 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nuclear genome
Ubiquitin
genome
Cell Count
Genome
2017
3 Citations

Generation time and fitness tradeoffs during the evolution of multicellularity

Leslie, M. P., Shelton, D. E. & Michod, R. E., Oct 7 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 430, p. 92-102 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fitness
Fertility
fecundity
Trade-offs
Individuality
2 Citations

Genetic basis for soma is present in undifferentiated volvocine green algae

Grochau-Wright, Z. I., Hanschen, E. R., Ferris, P. J., Hamaji, T., Nozaki, H., Olson, B. J. S. C. & Michod, R. E., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30, 6, p. 1205-1218 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

somatic cells
green alga
Chlorophyta
Volvox
algae

Models of cell division initiation in Chlamydomonas: A challenge to the consensus view

Shelton, D. E., Leslie, M. P. & Michod, R. E., Jan 7 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 412, p. 186-197 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chlamydomonas
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Cell Division
cell division
Cells

Molecular trade-offs in RNA ligases affected the modular emergence of complex ribozymes at the origin of life

Dhar, N., Weinberg, M. S., Michod, R. E. & Durand, P. M., Sep 20 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 9, 170376.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catalytic RNA
Ligases
RNA
Molecules
Oligonucleotides
3 Citations

Repeated evolution and reversibility of self-fertilization in the volvocine green algae

Hanschen, E. R., Herron, M. D., Wiens, J. J., Nozaki, H. & Michod, R. E., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Evolution.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self-Fertilization
Chlorophyta
autogamy
selfing
green alga
2016
12 Citations

Programmed Cell Death and Complexity in Microbial Systems

Durand, P. M., Sym, S. & Michod, R. E., Jul 11 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 13, p. R587-R593

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cell death
Cell Death
apoptosis
death
microbial communities
35 Citations

The Gonium pectorale genome demonstrates co-option of cell cycle regulation during the evolution of multicellularity

Hanschen, E. R., Marriage, T. N., Ferris, P. J., Hamaji, T., Toyoda, A., Fujiyama, A., Neme, R., Noguchi, H., Minakuchi, Y., Suzuki, M., Kawai-Toyooka, H., Smith, D. R., Sparks, H., Anderson, J., Bakarić, R., Luria, V., Karger, A., Kirschner, M. W., Durand, P. M., Michod, R. E. & 2 othersNozaki, H. & Olson, B. J. S. C., Apr 22 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 11370.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

genome
Cell Cycle
Retinoblastoma
Genes
Cells
2015
2 Citations

A Darwinian approach to the origin of life cycles with group properties

Rashidi, A., Shelton, D. E. & Michod, R. E., Jun 1 2015, In : Theoretical Population Biology. 102, p. 76-84 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

origin of life
life cycle (organisms)
life cycle
mortality
gene
10 Citations

A model for the origin of group reproduction during the evolutionary transition to multicellularity

Maliet, O., Shelton, D. E. & Michod, R. E., Jun 1 2015, In : Biology Letters. 11, 6, 20150157.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproduction
cell cycle
Cell Cycle
Life Cycle Stages
algae
2014
8 Citations

Early evolution of the genetic basis for soma in the volvocaceae

Hanschen, E. R., Ferris, P. J. & Michod, R. E., 2014, In : Evolution. 68, 7, p. 2014-2025 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvocaceae
algae
Molecular Evolution
Carisoprodol
Volvox
2 Citations

Fitness trade-offs and developmental constraints in the evolution of soma: An experimental study in a volvocine alga

Herron, M. D., Ghimire, S., Vinikoor, C. R. & Michod, R. E., 2014, In : Evolutionary Ecology Research. 16, 3, p. 203-221 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
fitness
experimental study
alga
somatic cells
3 Citations

Levels of selection and the formal Darwinism project

Shelton, D. E. & Michod, R. E., 2014, In : Biology and Philosophy. 29, 2, p. 217-224 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phenotype
Molecular Evolution
Genetic Selection
organisms
Population Genetics
13 Citations

Programmed death in a unicellular organism has species-specific fitness effects

Durand, P. M., Choudhury, R., Rashidi, A. & Michod, R. E., 2014, In : Biology Letters. 10, 2, 20131088.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Death
apoptosis
death
organisms
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
2013

DNA repair as the primary adaptive function of sex in bacteria and eukaryotes

Bernstein, H., Bernstein, C. & Michod, R. E., Jan 1 2013, Medical and Biological Frontiers Research Compendium. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 109-144 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Eukaryota
DNA Repair
Bacteria
Recombinational DNA Repair
Repair
27 Citations

Organelle genome complexity scales positively with organism size in volvocine green algae

Smith, D. R., Hamaji, T., Olson, B. J. S. C., Durand, P. M., Ferris, P., Michod, R. E., Featherston, J., Nozaki, H. & Keeling, P. J., Apr 2013, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30, 4, p. 793-797 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organelle genome
Chlorophyta
genetic drift
intergenic DNA
green alga
2012
4 Citations

Distributions of reproductive and somatic cell numbers in diverse Volvox (Chlorophyta) species

Shelton, D. E., Desnitskiy, A. G. & Michod, R. E., 2012, In : Evolutionary Ecology Research. 14, 6, p. 707-727 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
somatic cells
Chlorophyta
germ cells
distribution
4 Citations

DNA repair as the primary adaptive function of sex in bacteria and eukaryotes

Bernstein, H., Bernstein, C. & Michod, R. E., Jan 2012, DNA Repair: New Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 1-50 50 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Eukaryota
DNA Repair
Bacteria
Recombinational DNA Repair
Repair
2011
5 Citations

Flagellar phenotypic plasticity in volvocalean algae correlates with Péclet number

Solari, C. A., Drescher, K., Ganguly, S., Kessler, J. O., Michod, R. E. & Goldstein, R. E., Oct 7 2011, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 8, 63, p. 1409-1417 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
Peclet number
Algae
Nutrients
Plasticity
26 Citations

How an organism dies affects the fitness of its neighbors

Durand, P. M., Rashidi, A. & Michod, R. E., Feb 2011, In : American Naturalist. 177, 2, p. 224-232 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fitness
apoptosis
organisms
altruism
cells
35 Citations

Inclusive fitness in evolution

Ferriere, R. H. J. & Michod, R. E., Mar 24 2011, In : Nature. 471, 7339

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Evolution
Genetic Fitness
Game Theory
Altruism
Biological Models
178 Citations

Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality

Abbot, P., Abe, J., Alcock, J., Alizon, S., Alpedrinha, J. A. C., Andersson, M., Andre, J. B., Van Baalen, M., Balloux, F., Balshine, S., Barton, N., Beukeboom, L. W., Biernaskie, J. M., Bilde, T., Borgia, G., Breed, M., Brown, S., Bshary, R., Buckling, A., Burley, N. T. & 117 othersBurton-Chellew, M. N., Cant, M. A., Chapuisat, M., Charnov, E. L., Clutton-Brock, T., Cockburn, A., Cole, B. J., Colegrave, N., Cosmides, L., Couzin, I. D., Coyne, J. A., Creel, S., Crespi, B., Curry, R. L., Dall, S. R. X., Day, T., Dickinson, J. L., Dugatkin, L. A., Mouden, C. E., Emlen, S. T., Evans, J., Ferriere, R. H. J., Field, J., Foitzik, S., Foster, K., Foster, W. A., Fox, C. W., Gadau, J., Gandon, S., Gardner, A., Gardner, M. G., Getty, T., Goodisman, M. A. D., Grafen, A., Grosberg, R., Grozinger, C. M., Gouyon, P. H., Gwynne, D., Harvey, P. H., Hatchwell, B. J., Heinze, J., Helantera, H., Helms, K. R., Hill, K., Jiricny, N., Johnstone, R. A., Kacelnik, A., Kiers, E. T., Kokko, H., Komdeur, J., Korb, J., Kronauer, D., Kümmerli, R., Lehmann, L., Linksvayer, T. A., Lion, S., Lyon, B., Marshall, J. A. R., McElreath, R., Michalakis, Y., Michod, R. E., Mock, D., Monnin, T., Montgomerie, R., Moore, A. J., Mueller, U. G., Noë, R., Okasha, S., Pamilo, P., Parker, G. A., Pedersen, J. S., Pen, I., Pfennig, D., Queller, D. C., Rankin, D. J., Reece, S. E., Reeve, H. K., Reuter, M., Roberts, G., Robson, S. K. A., Roze, D., Rousset, F., Rueppell, O., Sachs, J. L., Santorelli, L., Schmid-Hempel, P., Schwarz, M. P., Scott-Phillips, T., Shellmann-Sherman, J., Sherman, P. W., Shuker, D. M., Smith, J., Spagna, J. C., Strassmann, B., Suarez, A. V., Sundström, L., Taborsky, M., Taylor, P., Thompson, G., Tooby, J., Tsutsui, N. D., Tsuji, K., Turillazzi, S., Úbeda, F., Vargo, E. L., Voelkl, B., Wenseleers, T., West, S. A., West-Eberhard, M. J., Westneat, D. F., Wiernasz, D. C., Wild, G., Wrangham, R., Young, A. J., Zeh, D. W., Zeh, J. A. & Zink, A., Mar 24 2011, In : Nature. 471, 7339

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
21 Citations

Deleterious mutations and selection for sex in finite diploid populations

Roze, D. & Michod, R. E., Apr 2010, In : Genetics. 184, 4, p. 1095-1112 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Preselection
Diploidy
Mutation
Loss of Heterozygosity
Genetic Recombination
19 Citations

Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta)

Herron, M. D., Desnitskiy, A. G. & Michod, R. E., Apr 2010, In : Journal of Phycology. 46, 2, p. 316-324 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
Chlorophyta
cell division
germ cells
algae
10 Citations

Genomics in the light of evolutionary transitions

Durand, P. M. & Michod, R. E., Jun 2010, In : Evolution. 64, 6, p. 1533-1540 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genomics
genomics
genome
Genome
gene
2009
128 Citations

Triassic origin and early radiation of multicellular volvocine algae

Herron, M. D., Hackett, J., Aylward, F. O. & Michod, R. E., Mar 3 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 9, p. 3254-3258 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
Individuality
Radiation
Chlorophyta
Plant Cells
2008
63 Citations

Adaptive value of sex in microbial pathogens

Michod, R. E., Bernstein, H. & Nedelcu, A. M., May 2008, In : Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 8, 3, p. 267-285 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fitness
pathogen
pathogens
gender
repair
102 Citations

Evolution of complexity in the volvocine algae: Transitions in individuality through Darwin's eye

Herron, M. D. & Michod, R. E., Feb 2008, In : Evolution. 62, 2, p. 436-451 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
Individuality
eyes
alga
Vertebrates
12 Citations

Volvox barberi, the fastest swimmer of the Volvocales (Chlorophyceae)

Solari, C. A., Michod, R. E. & Goldstein, R. E., Dec 2008, In : Journal of Phycology. 44, 6, p. 1395-1398 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
Chlorophyceae
cells
algae
motility
2007
1 Citations

Evolution of individuality during the transition from unicellular to multicellular life

Michod, R. E., Dec 28 2007, Adaptation and Complex Design. National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1. p. 129-143 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Altruism
altruism
Individuality
Genes
Algae
124 Citations
Altruism
Individuality
Volvox
Population Genetics
Genes
2006
46 Citations

A hydrodynamics approach to the evolution of multicellularity: Flagellar motility and germ-soma differentiation in volvocalean green algae

Solari, C. A., Kessler, J. O. & Michod, R. E., Apr 2006, In : American Naturalist. 167, 4, p. 537-554 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

motility
green alga
hydrodynamics
Chlorophyta
germ cells
36 Citations

Cooperation and conflict during evolutionary transitions in individuality

Michod, R. E. & Herron, M. D., Sep 2006, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 19, 5, p. 1406-1409 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooperative behavior
Altruism
altruism
Biological Models
Animal Behavior
62 Citations

Life-history evolution and the origin of multicellularity

Michod, R. E., Viossat, Y., Solari, C. A., Hurand, M. & Nedelcu, A. M., Mar 21 2006, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 239, 2, p. 257-272 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fitness
life history
Trade-offs
Reproduction
organisms
71 Citations

Multicellularity and the functional interdependence of motility and molecular transport

Solari, C. A., Ganguly, S., Kessler, J. O., Michod, R. E. & Goldstein, R. E., Jan 31 2006, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103, 5, p. 1353-1358 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flagella
Carisoprodol
Volvox
Efficiency
Chlorophyta
32 Citations

The evolutionary origin of an altruistic gene

Nedelcu, A. M. & Michod, R. E., Aug 2006, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23, 8, p. 1460-1464 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Altruism
altruism
Genes
ancestry
Insects
55 Citations
Gene Regulatory Networks
Eukaryotic Cells
Individuality
Bacteria
Population
2005
1 Citations

John Maynard Smith.

Michod, R. E., 2005, In : Annual review of genetics.. 39, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Evolution
Animal Sexual Behavior
Research
Game Theory
Ecology
58 Citations

On the transfer of fitness from the cell to the multicellular organism

Michod, R. E., Nov 2005, In : Biology and Philosophy. 20, 5, p. 967-987 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organisms
Reproduction
Fertility
cells
Chlorophyta
2004
53 Citations

Sex as a response to oxidative stress: A twofold increase in cellular reactive oxygen species activates sex genes

Nedelcu, A. M., Marcu, O. & Michod, R. E., Aug 7 2004, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 271, 1548, p. 1591-1596 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxidative stress
reactive oxygen species
Reactive Oxygen Species
Oxidative Stress
oxidative stress
2003
30 Citations

Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of individuality: IV. Conflict mediation and evolvability in Volvox carteri

Michod, R. E., Nedelcu, A. M. & Roze, D., May 2003, In : BioSystems. 69, 2-3, p. 95-114 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volvox
Carterus
Evolvability
Mediation
Carisoprodol
49 Citations

On the reorganization of fitness during evolutionary transitions in individuality

Michod, R. E. & Nedelcu, A. M., Feb 2003, In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 43, 1, p. 64-73 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

totipotency
organisms
cooperatives
cells
mutants
39 Citations
Oxidative stress
antioxidant
Oxidative Stress
oxidative stress
Antioxidants
2001

Annotated bibliography

Richards, J., Michod, R. E. & Messer, J. D., 2001, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 950, p. 311-319 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extraterrestrial Environment
Exobiology
Astrobiology
Theology
Bibliographies
115 Citations

Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of multicellularity

Michod, R. E. & Roze, D., 2001, In : Heredity. 86, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organisms
Individuality
cells
Genetic Phenomena
Cell Aggregation
35 Citations

Mutation, multilevel selection, and the evolution of propagule size during the origin of multicellularity

Roze, D. & Michod, R. E., 2001, In : American Naturalist. 158, 6, p. 638-654 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

propagule
mutation
fitness
group size
heritability
1998
6 Citations

Origin of sex for error repair: III. Selfish sex

Michod, R. E., Feb 1998, In : Theoretical Population Biology. 53, 1, p. 60-74 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

repair
Diploidy
diploidy
gender
damage
1997
80 Citations

Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of individuality. I. Multilevel selection of the organism

Michod, R. E., 1997, In : American Naturalist. 149, 4, p. 607-645 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organisms
cells
mutation
fitness
organism