John M. Archibald

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University, Canada

Field of interests:

Gene and genome evolution

Secondary endosymbiosis and the evolution of nucleomorph genomes

Molecular evolution and systematics of microbial eukaryotes

Nuclear genome sequences of cryptophytes and chlorarachniophytes


Recent publications:

Archibald JM:
Origin of eukaryotic cells: 40 years on.
Symbiosis, 54, (2011):69-86.

Tanifuji G, Kim E, Onodera NT, Gibeault R, Dlutek M, Cawthorn RJ, Fiala I, Lukes J, Greenwood SJ, Archibald JM:
Genomic characterization of Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis (Amoebozoa) and its kinetoplastid endosymbiont.
Eukaryot. Cell, 10, (2011): 1143-1146.

Maruyama S, Suzaki T, Weber AP, Archibald JM, Nozaki H:
Eukaryote-to-eukaryote gene transfer gives rise to genome mosaicism in euglenids.
BMC Evol. Biol., 11,  (2011): 105.

Richards TA, Archibald JM:
Cell evolution: gene transfer agents and the origin of mitochondria.
Curr. Biol.,21, (2011): R112-114.

Kim E, Harrison J, Sudek S, Jones MDM, Wilcox HM, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Archibald JM:
Newly identified and diverse plastid-bearing branch on the eukaryotic tree of life.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108, (2011): 1496-1500.

Lukes J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Doolittle WF, Gray MW:
How a neutral evolutionary ratchet can build cellular complexity.
IUBMB Life., 63, (2011): 528-537.

Tanifuji G, Onodera NT, Wheeler TJ, Dlutek M, Donaher N, Archibald JM:
Complete nucleomorph genome sequence of the non-photosynthetic alga Cryptomonas paramecium reveals a core nucleomorph gene set.
Genome Biol. Evol. 3, (2011): 44-54.

Archibald JM, Richards TA:
Gene transfer: anything goes in plant mitochondria.
BMC Biology,8, (2010): 147.

Gray MW, Lukes J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Doolittle WF:
Cell biology. Irremediable complexity?
Science, 330, (2010): 920-921.

Curtis BA, Archibald JM:
A spliceosomal intron of mitochondrial DNA origin.
Curr. Biol., 20, (2010): R919-920.