Leonid L. Moroz Publications

Recent & Relevant Publications: 2015-Present
(out of 139 peer reviewed papers +2 under reviews/accepted with revisions (Nature Communications and Nature Ecology and Evolution)

Kocot, K.M., Struck, T.H., Merkel, J., Waits, D.S., Todt, C., Brannock, P.M., Weese, D.A., Cannon, J.T., Moroz, L.L., Lieb, B., Halanych, K.M. (2016) Phylogenomics of Lophotrochozoa with Consideration of Systematic Error. Systematic Biology. Sep 23. pii: syw079. [Epub ahead of print]

Moroz, L.L., Halanych, K.M. (2016) Evolution: A sisterly dispute. Nature 529(7586):286-7. doi:10.1038/529286a

Moroz LL, Kohn, AB. (2016). Independent origins of neurons and synapses: insights from ctenophores. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 2016; 371 (1685), 20150041

Halanych K M, Whelan, NV, Kocot KM, Kohn AB, Moroz, LL (2016). Miscues misplace sponges. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A, 13(8):E946-7.

Norekian TP, Moroz LL. (2016). Development of neuromuscular organization in the ctenophore, Pleurobrachia bachei. J. Comp. Neurol.; 524, 136-151.

Moroz LL, Halanych KM. (2016). Evolution: Methodological Misconceptions. Nature 529, 286-287.

Whelan NV, Kevin M. Kocot KM, Moroz LL, Halanych KM. (2015). Error, signal, and the placement of Ctenophora sister to all other animals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA; 112, 5773-5778.

Moroz LL. (2015). Biodiversity Meets Neuroscience: From the Sequencing Ship (Ship-Seq) to Deciphering Parallel Evolution of Neural Systems in Omic’s Era. Integr. Comp. Biol.; 55, 1005-1017.

Moroz LL, Kohn AB. (2015). Unbiased View of Synaptic and Neuronal Gene Complement in Ctenophores: Are There Pan-neuronal and Pan-synaptic Genes across Metazoa? Integr. Comp.  Biol.; 55, 1028-1049.

Yang Q, Kuzyk P, Antonov I, Bostwick C, Kohn AB, Moroz LL, Hawkins RD. (2015). Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channels in Aplysia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA; 112:16030-16035

Yoshida MA, Ogura A, Ikeo K, Shigeno S, Moritaki, Winters GC, Kohn AB Moroz LL. (2015).
Molecular evidence for convergence and parallelism in evolution of complex brains of cephalopod molluscs: Insights from visual systems. Integr. Comp. Biol.; 55, 1070-1083.

Kohn AB, Sanford R, Yoshida M-a, Moroz LL. (2015). Parallel Evolution and Lineage-Specific Expansion of RNA Editing in Ctenophores. Integr. Comp. Biol.; 55, 1111-1120.

Dabe EC, Sanford RS, Kohn AB, Bobkova Y, Moroz LL. (2015). DNA Methylation in Basal Metazoans: Insights from Ctenophores. Integr. Comp. Biol.; 55, 1096-1110.

Moroz LL, Kohn AB. (2015). Analysis of gene expression in neurons and synapses by multi-color in situ hybridization. Neuromethods; v. 99, 293-317.

Moroz LL. (2015). Convergent evolution of neural systems in ctenophores. J. Experimental Biology. 2015; 218, 1-13. doi:10.1242/jeb.110692.