*under-/graduate**/postdoc*** coauthors

Wood FC***, Heidari A.***, Tekle Y.I. in press. Genetic Evidence for Sexuality in Cochliopodium (Amoebozoa). Journal of Heredity.

Tekle Y.I. Wood FC**. 2017. Longamoebia is not monophyletic: Phylogenomic and cytoskeleton analyses provide novel and improved relationships of amoebozoan subclades. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114, 249-260

Tekle Y.I.  Wood FC**, LA Katz, MA Cerón-Romero**, LA Gorfu*. 2017Amoebozoans are Secretly but Ancestrally Sexual: Evidence for Sex Genes and Potential Novel Crossover Pathways in Diverse Groups of Amoebae. Genome Biol Evol. 2017 Jan 13. pii: evx002. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx002.

Tekle Y.I., Williams J.R.*** 2016. Cytoskeletal architecture and its evolutionary significance in amoeboid eukaryotes and their mode of locomotion. R. Soc. open sci. 3: 160283.

Tekle, Y.I., Anderson, O.R., Katz, L.A., Maurer-Alcalá, X.X.**, Romero M.A.C.**, Molestina R. 2016. Phylogenomics of ‘Discosea’: A new molecular phylogenetic perspectiveon Amoebozoa with flat body forms. Mol Phylogenet Evol., 99: 144–154.

Tekle, Y.I., *Lydia A.G.,  Anderson, O.R. 2015. Cochliopodium arabianum n. sp. (Amorphea, Amoebozoa). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Article first published online: 25 APR 2015  DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12218

Tekle, Y.I., Anderson, O.R., *Lecky, A.F. 2014. Evidence of Parasexual Activity in “Asexual Amoebae,” Cochliopodium spp. (Amoebozoa): Extensive Cellular And Nuclear Fusion. Protist, 165(5): 676-687.

Tekle, Y.I. 2014. DNA Barcoding In Amoebozoa And Challenges: The Example of Cochliopodium. Protist, 165(4): 473–484.

Tekle, Y.I., Anderson, O.R., *Lecky, A.F., *Kelly, S.D. 2013. A New Freshwater Amoeba: Cochliopodium pentatrifurcatum n. sp. (Amoebozoa, Amorphea). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 60(4):342-94.

Anderson, O.R, Tekle Y. I. 2013. A description of Cochliopodium megatetrastylus  n. sp. isolated from a freshwater habitat. Acta Protozoologica, 52: 55–645.

Tekle, Y.I., Nielsen KM., Liu J., Pettigrew M., Meyers LA., Townsend JP., Galvani AP. 2012. Controlling nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus through directed vaccination, treatment, and evolutionary response. PLoS One, 7(12): e50688. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.

Ndeffo Mbah M.L., Liu J., Bauch C.T., Tekel Y.I., Medlock J., Meyers L.A., Galvani A.P. 2012. The Impact of Imitation on Vaccination Behavior in Social Contact. PLoS Comput Biol 8(4): e1002469. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002469

Townsend J.P., Su Z., Tekle, Y.I. 2012. Phylogenetic signal and noise: Predicting the power of a dataset to resolve phylogeny. Syst Biol. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/sys036

Liu J., Kochin B.F., Tekle, Y.I., Galvani A.P. 2011. Epidemiological game-theory dynamics of chickenpox vaccination in the USA and Israel. J. R. Soc. Interface 7, 9 66 68-76;

Tekle, Y. I., Grant J., *Kovner, A., Townsend J., Katz, L. 2010. Identification of new molecular markers for assembling the eukaryotic tree of life. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 55 (2010) 1177–1182.

Parfrey L.W., Grant J., Tekle, Y. I., Lasek-Nesselquist E., Morrison, H. G., Sogin M. L., Patterson, D. J., Katz, L.A. 2010. Broadly Sampled Multigene Trees Yield a Well-resolved Eukaryotic Tree of Life. Syst Biol: doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq037

Cole, J., Andersen O.R., Tekle Y. I., Grant J., Katz L.A., Nerad T.A. 2010. Description of a New ‘Amoebozoa’ isolated from the American Lobster,  Homarus americanus. J Eukaryot Microbiol., 57(1):40-7.

Tekle, Y. I., Parfrey L.W., Katz L.A. 2009. Molecular Data are Transforming Hypotheses on the Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes. BioScience 59: 471–481.

Grant, J., Tekle, Y. I., Andersen O.R., Patterson D. J., Katz, L.A. 2009. Multigene evidence for the placement of a heterotrophic amoeboid lineage Leukarachnion sp. among photosynthetic stramenopiles. Protist, 160: 376 – 38.

Tekle, Y. I., Grant J., Cole J., Nerad T. A., Patterson D. J., Anderson O. R., Katz L. A. 2008. Phylogenetic placement of diverse amoebae inferred from multigene analysis and assessment of the stability of clades within ‘Amoebozoa’ upon removal of varying fast rate classes of SSU-rDNA. Mol. Phylog. and Evol. 47: 339–352

Yoon, H. S., J. Grant*, Tekle, Y. I., M. Wu, B. C. Chaon, J. C. Cole, J. M. Logsdon, D. J. Patterson, D. Bhattacharya, L. A. Katz. 2008. A Broadly Sampled Multigene Tree of Eukaryotes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:14

Tekle, Y. I., Grant J., Cole J., Nerad T. A., Patterson D. J., Anderson O. R., Katz L. A. 2007. Multigene analysis of Corallomyxa tenera sp. nov. suggests its membership in a clade that includes Gromia, Haplosporidia and Foraminifera. Protist, 158: 457-472

Tekle, Y. I., Raikova O., Justine J-L.  and Jondelius U. 2007. Ultrastructure and Tubulin Immunocytochemistry of the Copulatory Stylet-like structure in Childia species (Acoela). Journal of Morphology 268(2):166-80.

Tekle, Y.I., Raikova, O, Justine, J-L, Hendelberg, J, Jondelius, U. 2007. Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical investigation of acoel sperms with 9 + 1 axoneme structure: new sperm characters for unraveling phylogeny in Acoela. Zoomorphology 126:1-16.

Raikova, O.I., Tekle Y.I., Reuter M, Gustafsson MK, Jondelius U. 2006. Copulatory organ musculature in Childia (Acoela) as revealed by phalloidin fluorescence and confocal microscopy. Tissue Cell. 38(4):219-32.

Tekle, Y. I., Raikova O. and Jondelius U. 2006. A new viviparous acoel Childia vivipara sp. n. with observations on the developing embryos, sperm ultrastructure, body wall and stylet musculatures. Acta Zoologica 87: 121–130.

Ogunlana M. V., Hooge M. D., Tekle Y. I., Benayahu Y., Barneah O., and Tyler S. 2005. Waminoa brickneri n. sp. (Acoela: Acoelomorpha) associated with corals in the Red Sea. Zootaxa 1008: 1-11.

Tekle, Y. I., Raikova O., Ahmadzadeh A., and U. Jondelius. 2005. Revision of the Childiidae (Acoela), a total evidence approach in reconstructing the phylogeny of acoels with reversed muscle layers. J. of Zool. Systemat. Evol. Res. 43(1):72–90.

Tekle Y. I., Raikova O., Ahmadzadeh A., and U. Jondelius. 2004. Total Evidence Phylogeny of Childia (Acoela), Worms With Inside-out Muscle. Abstract published in CLADISTICS 20 (6): 606-607.

Tekle, Y. I. 2004. A new Haploposthia species (Acoela) from the Swedish west coast. Sarsia 89:85–90.

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