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Obbard DJ, Shi M, Roberts KE, Longdon B, Dennis AB (bioR?iv) A new lineage of segmented RNA viruses infecting animals [bioRxiv from 21st August 2019]

Pascall DJ, Hadfield JD, Tinsley M, Obbard DJ, Wilfert L (2018). Host evolutionary history predicts virus prevalence across bumblebee species [bioRxiv from 17th December 2018]

Palmer WH, Joosten J, Overheul GJ, Jansen PW, Vermeulen M, Obbard DJ, van Rij RP (2019) Induction and suppression of NF-{kappa}B signalling by a DNA virus of Drosophila Journal of Virology 93:3 e01443-18 [bioRxiv from 29th June 2018]

Palmer WH, Medd NC, Beard PM, Obbard DJ (2018) Isolation of a natural DNA virus of Drosophila melanogaster, and characterisation of host resistance and immune responses PLOS Pathogens 14(6):e1007050. [bioRxiv from 7th November 2017] [Featured in TWiV 522]

Medd NC, Fellous S, Waldron FM, Nakai M, Xuereb A, Cross JV, Obbard DJ (2018) The virome of Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft fruit Virus Evolution, Volume 4(1): vey009, [bioRxiv from 18th September 2017]

Longdon B, Day JP, Schulz N, Leftwich PT, de Jong MA, Breuker CJ, Gibbs M, Obbard DJ, Wilfert L, Smith SCL, McGonigle JE, Houslay TM, Wright L, Livraghi L, Evans LC, Friend LA, Chapman T, JVontas J, Kambouraki N, Jiggins FM (2017) Vertically transmitted rhabdoviruses are found across three insect families and have dynamic interactions with their hosts Proceedings of the Royal Society B.284: 20162381 [bioRxiv from 31st October 2016]

Webster CL, Longdon B, Lewis SH,Obbard DJ (2016). Twenty five new viruses associated with the Drosophilidae (Diptera) Evolutionary Bioinformatics 2016:Suppl. 2 13-25 [bioRxiv from 29th February 2016] Supporting information

Longdon B, Murray GGR, Palmer WJ, Day JP, Parker DJ, Welch JJ, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2015). The evolution, diversity, and host associations of rhabdoviruses Virus Evolution 1(1): vev014 [bioRxiv from 5th June 2015]

Webster CL, Waldron FM, Robertson S, Crowson D, Ferrari G, Quintana JF, Brouqui J-M, Bayne EH, Longdon B, Buck AH, Lazzaro BP, Akorli J, Haddrill PR, Obbard DJ, (2015) The discovery, distribution, and evolution of viruses associated with Drosophila melanogaster PLoS Biology 13(7): e1002210. [bioRxiv from 18th June 2015] [Featured in TWiV 348] Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Longdon B, Hadfield JD, Webster CL, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host phylogeny determines viral persistence and replication in novel hosts PLoS Pathogens 7(9):e1002260

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Osei-Poku J, Cagney H, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host-switching by a vertically transmitted rhabdovirus in Drosophila Biology Letters 7(5):747-750

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Rhabdoviruses in two species of Drosophila: vertical transmission and a recent sweep Genetics 188:1 141-150

Longdon B, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2010) Sigma viruses from three species of Drosophila form a major new clade in the rhabdovirus phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:35-44

Carpenter JA, Obbard DJ, Maside X, Jiggins FM, (2007). The recent spread of a vertically transmitted virus through populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology 16: 3947-3954


Crysnanto D, Obbard DJ, (2019). Widespread gene duplication and adaptive evolution in the RNA interference pathways of the Drosophila obscura group BMC Evolutionary Biology 19(99) [bioRxiv from 29th September 2018]

Waldron FM, Stone GS, Obbard DJ, (2018). Metagenomic sequencing suggests a diversity of RNA interference-like responses to viruses across multicellular eukaryotes PLoS Genet 14(7): e1007533 [bioRxiv from 21st July 2017]

Palmer WH, Hadfield JD, Obbard DJ, (2018). RNA interference pathways display high rates of adaptive protein evolution across multiple invertebrates Genetics 208(4) pp1585-1599. [bioRxiv from 23rd June 2017]

Lewis SH, Webster CL, Salmela H, Obbard DJ, (2016). Repeated duplication of Argonaute2 is associated with strong selection and testis specialization in Drosophila Genetics 204: 757-769 [bioRxiv from 1st April 2016]

Palmer WH, Obbard DJ, (2016). Variation and Evolution in the Glutamine-Rich Repeat Region of Drosophila Argonaute-2 Genes|Genomes|Genetics G3 g3.116.031880; Early Online June 17, 2016 [bioRxiv from 14th April 2016]

Lewis SH, Salmela H, Obbard DJ, (2016). Duplication and diversification of Dipteran Argonaute genes, and the evolutionary divergence of Piwi and Aubergine Genome Biology and Evolution 8 (3): 507-518.

van Mierlo JT, Overheul GJ, Obadia B, van Cleef KWR, Webster CL, Saleh M-C, Obbard DJ, van Rij RP (2014) Novel Drosophila viruses encode host-specific suppressors of RNAi PLoS Pathogens 10(7):e1004256

Schnettler E, Tykalova H, Watson M, Sharma M, Sterken MG, Obbard DJ, Lewis SH, McFarlane M, Bell-Sakyi L, Barry G, Weisheit S, Best SM, Kuhn RJ, Pijlman GP, Chase-Topping ME, Gould EA, Grubhoffer L, Fazakerley JK, Kohl A (2014) Induction and suppression of tick cell antiviral RNAi responses by tick-borne flaviviruses Nucleic Acids Research

Murray GGR, Kosakovsky Pond SL Obbard DJ (2013) Suppressors of RNAi from plant viruses are subject to episodic positive selection Proc. R. Soc. B. 2013 280 20130965

Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM, Bradshaw NJ, Little TJ (2011) Recent and recurrent selective sweeps of the antiviral RNAi gene Argonaute-2 in three species of Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(2): 1043-1056

Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM, Halligan DL, Little TJ (2006). Natural selection drives extremely rapid evolution in antiviral RNAi genes. Current Biology 16: 580-585.


Kapun M, Barron MG, Staubach F, Vieira J, Obbard DJ, Goubert C, Rota-Stabelli O, Kankare M, Haudry A, Wiberg RAW, Waidele L, Kozeretska I, Pasyukova EG, Loeschcke V, Pascual M, Vieira CP, Serga S, Montchamp-Moreau C, Abbott J, Gibert P, Porcelli D, Posnien N, Grath S, Sucena E, Bergland AO, Pilar Garcia Guerreiro M, Sebnem Onder B, Argyridou E, Guio L, Fristrup Schou M, Deplancke B, Vieira C, Ritchie MG, Zwaan BJ, Tauber E, Orengo DJ, Puerma E, Aguade M, Schmidt PS, Parsch J, Betancourt AJ, Flatt T, Gonzalez J (2018) Genomic analysis of European Drosophila populations reveals longitudinal structure and continent-wide selection [bioRxiv from 3rd May 2018]

Obbard DJ, Maclennan J, Kim K-W, Rambaut A, O'Grady PM, Jiggins FM, (2012) Estimating divergence dates and substitution rates in the Drosophila phylogeny. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29 (11): 3459-3473

Obbard DJ, Welch JJ, Kim K-W, Jiggins FM (2009) Quantifying Adaptive Evolution in the Drosophila Immune System. PLoS Genetics 5(10): e1000698.

Bangham J, Obbard, DJ, Kim K-W, Haddrill PR, Jiggins FM, (2007) The age and evolution of an antiviral resistance mutation in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274:2027-2034


Fields PD, Obbard DJ, McTaggart SJ, Galimov Y, Little TJ, Ebert D (2018) Mitogenome phylogeographic analysis of a planktonic crustacean Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 129:138-148

McTaggart SJ, Obbard DJ, Conlon C, Little TJ, (2012). Immune genes undergo more adaptive evolution than non-immune system genes in Daphnia pulex. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:63

Killick SC, Obbard DJ, West SA, Little TJ (2008). Parasitism and breeding system variation in North American populations of Daphnia pulex. Ecological Research 23(1): 235-240


Smith PH, Mwangi JM, Afrane YA, Yan G, Obbard DJ, Ranford-Cartwright LC, Little TJ (2011) Alternative splicing of the Anopheles gambiae Dscam gene in diverse Plasmodium falciparum infections Malaria Journal 10:56

Obbard DJ, Welch JJ, Little TJ (2009) Inferring selection in the Anopheles gambiae species complex: an example from immune-related serine protease inhibitors. Malaria Journal 8:117.

Obbard DJ, Callister D, Jiggins FM, Soares D, Yan G, Little TJ (2008) The evolution of TEP1, an exceptionally polymorphic immunity gene in Anopheles gambiae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:174

Obbard DJ, Linton Y-M, Jiggins FM, Yan G, Little TJ (2007). Population genetics of Plasmodium resistance genes in Anopheles gambiae: no evidence for strong selection.. Molecular Ecology 16: 3497-3510

Other Collaborations

Feord HK, Dear FEG, ObbardDJ, van Ooijen G (2019). A magnesium transport protein related to mammalian SLC41 and bacterial MgtE contributes to circadian timekeeping in a unicellular green alga Genes 2019, 10(2), 158

Ramiro RS, Khan SM, Franke-Fayard B, Janse CJ, Obbard DJ, Reece SE, (2015). Hybridisation and pre-zygotic reproductive barriers in Plasmodium Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20143027

Ramiro RS, Reece SE, Obbard DJ,(2012). Molecular evolution and phylogenetics of rodent malaria parasites. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:219

Moore JC, Obbard DJ, Reuter C, West SA, Cook JM (2009) Male morphology and dishonest signalling in a fig wasp. Animal Behaviour 78: 147-153.

Moore JC, Obbard DJ, Reuter C, West SA, Cook JM (2008) Fighting strategies in two species of fig wasps. Animal Behaviour 76: 315-322.


Pujol B, Obbard DJ, Pannell JR, (2010) Symptoms of population range expansion: lessons from phenotypic and genetic differentiation in hexaploid Mercurialis annua. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 3(2) 103-108.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Buggs RJA, Pannell JR (2006). Hybridisation, polyploidy and the evolution of sexual systems in Mercurialis (Euphorbiaceae). Evolution 60:9 1801-1815.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Pannell JR (2006). Simple allelic-phenotype diversity and differentiation statistics for allopolyploids. Heredity 97 296-303. FD

Obbard DJ, Pannell JR, Harris SA (2006). Mercurialis canariensis (Euphorbiaceae), a new endemic to the Canary Islands. Kew Bulletin 61: 99-106.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Pannell JR (2006). Sexual systems and population genetic structure in an annual plant: testing the metapopulation model. American Naturalist 167:354-366. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Obbard DJ (2004). PhD Thesis


Obbard DJ (2018). Expansion of the Metazoan Virosphere: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects. [Review] Current Opinion in Virology, 31:17-23 [Preprint from 21st May 2018].

Obbard DJ, Dudas G (2014). The genetics of host-virus coevolution in invertebrates [Review] Current Opinion in Virology 8:73-78

Lewis SH, Obbard DJ (2014). Recent insights into the evolution of innate viral sensing in Animals [Review] Current Opinion in Microbiology 20:170-175

Obbard DJ, Gordon KHJ, Buck AH, Jiggins FM (2009) The evolution of RNAi as a defence against viruses and transposable elements. [Review] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 364 99-115.

Pannell JR, Obbard DJ, Buggs RJA (2004). Polyploidy and the sexual system: what can we learn from Mercurialis annua? [Review] Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 82: 547-560.

Commentaries (Not necessarily peer-reviewed)

Dudas G, Obbard DJ (2015). Are arthropods at the heart of virus evolution? [Commentary] eLife 2015;4:e06837

Obbard DJ, Finnegan DJ (2008). RNA interference: Endogenous siRNAs derived from transposable elements. [Commentary] Current Biology 18: R561-R563

Pannell JR, Obbard DJ (2003). Probing the primacy of the patch: what makes a metapopulation? [Commentary] Journal of Ecology 91: 485-488.

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