Original articles
  • Mikhailova A, Dohmen E, Harrison MC#. Major changes in domain arrangements are associated with the evolution of termite. JEB: accepted

  • Ng TH, Harrison MC, Scharsack J, Kurtz#. Disentangling specific and unspecific components of innate immune memory in a copepod-tapeworm system. Frontiers in Immunology: accepted

  • Fouks B*, Harrison MC*, Mikhailova AA, ..., Benoit JB, Bornberg-Bauer E, Tobe SS. "Live-bearing cockroach genome reveals convergent evolutionary mechanisms linked to viviparity in insects and beyond" - iScience, 2023

  • Post F, Bornberg-Bauer E, Vasseur-Cognet M, Harrison MC#. "More effective transposon regulation in fertile, long‐lived termite queens than in sterile workers" Molecular Ecology, 2023.

  • Berger J, Legendre F, Zelosko KM, Harrison MC, Grandcolas P, Bornberg-Bauer E, Fouks B. "Eusocial Transition in Blattodea: Transposable Elements and Shifts of Gene Expression" Genes, 2022.

  • Harrison MC#, Dohmen E, George S, Sillam-Dusses D, Seite S, Vasseur-Cognet M. "Complex regulatory role of DNA methylation in caste-specific expression of a higher termite" Open Biology, 2022.

  • Séité S*, Harrison MC*, ..., Bornberg-Bauer E, Vassseur-Cognet M. "Lifespan prolonging mechanisms and insulin upregulation without fat accumulation in long-lived reproductives of a higher termite" Communications Biology, 2022.

  • Harrison MC, Niño LMJ, Rodrigues MA, Ryll J, Flatt T, Oettler J, Bornberg-Bauer E. "Gene Coexpression Network Reveals Highly Conserved, Well-Regulated Anti-Ageing Mechanisms in Old Ant Queens" Genome Biology and Evolution, 2021.

  • Séguret, A, Harrison MC, ..., Paxton, RJ. "Transcriptomic signatures of ageing vary in solitary and social forms of an orchid bee" Genome biology and evolution, 2021.

  • He S, Sieksmeyer T, Che Y, Esparza Mora MA, Stiblik P, Banasiak R, Harrison MC, Šobotník J, Wang Z, Johnston PR, McMahon DP. "Evidence for reduced immune gene diversity and activity during the evolution of termites" Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2021.

  • Harrison MC, Chrenyshova AM, Thompson GJ. "No obvious transcriptome-wide signature of indirect selection in termites" Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2020.

  • Harrison MC#, Mallon EB, Twell D and Hammond RL. "Deleterious mutation accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana pollen genes: a role for a recent relaxation of selection" Genome Biology and Evolution, 2019.

  • Harrison MC#, Arning N, Kremer LPM, ..., Schal C. "Expansions of key protein families in the German cockroach highlight the molecular basis of its remarkable success as a global indoor pest" Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B, 2018.

  • Harrison MC*, Jongepier E*, Robertson HM, ..., Belles X, Korb J, Bornberg-Bauer E. "Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality". Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2018.

  • Price J, Harrison MC, Hammond RL, Adams S, Gutierrez-Marcos, JF, Mallon, EB. "Alternative splicing associated with phenotypic plasticity in the bumble bee Bombus terrestris". Molecular Ecology, 2018.

  • Lopez-Ezquerra A, Harrison MC, Bornberg-Bauer E. "Comparative analysis of lincRNAs in insect species" BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2017.

  • Harrison MC#, Hammond RL, and Mallon EB. "Reproductive workers show queenlike gene expression in an intermediately eusocial insect, the buff-tailed bumble bee Bombus terrestris" Molecular ecology, 2015.

Review articles

  • Mikhailova A*, Rinke S*, & Harrison MC# (2023). Genomic signatures of eusocial evolution in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2023.

Book chapters

  • Feldmeyer B, Bornberg-Bauer E, Dohmen E, Fouks B, Heckenhauer J, Huylmans AK, Jones ARC, Stolle E, Harrison MC#. Comparative Evolutionary Genomics in Insects. Comparative Genomics: Methods and Protocols - in print


  • Bornberg Bauer E, Harrison MC, Jongepier E. "The first cockroach genome and its significance for understanding development and the evolution of insect eusociality" (editorial) Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B, 2018.

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