Li, B., Bickel, R. D., Parker, B. J., Vellichirammal, N. N., Grantham, M. Simon, J.-C., Stern, D. L., J. A. Brisson. A large genomic insertion containing a duplicated follistatin gene is linked to the pea aphid male wing dimorphism. In review.

Grantham, M. E., Dudley, E., Shingleton, A., and J. A. Brisson. Expression profiling of winged and wingless destined pea aphid embryos implicates insulin/insulin growth factor signaling in morph differences. Accepted, Evolution and Development.

Purandare, S. R., and J. A. Brisson. Divergent chemosensory gene expression accompanies ecological specialization of pea aphid morphs. Ecol. Ent., in press.

Parker, B. J., and J. A. Brisson. 2019. A laterally transferred viral gene modifies aphid wing plasticity. Current Biology, 29:2098-2103.

Davis G.K., Brisson J.A., Bickel R.D. 2019. Evo-Devo Lessons Learned from Aphids. In: Nuno de la Rosa L., Müller G. (eds) Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Springer, Cham.

McPhetres, J., Rutjens, B. T., Weinstein, N., and J. A. Brisson. Modifying attitudes about  modified foods: increased knowledge leads to more positive attitudes.  J. Env. Psych. 64:21-29.

Xu, H., Brisson, J. A., and C. H. Zhang. Molecular mechanisms of wing polymorphism in insects. 2019. Annual Review of Entomology. 64:297-314.


Grantham, M. E., and J. A. Brisson. 2018. Extensive differential splicing underlies phenotypically plastic aphid morphs. Mol. Biol. Evol.35:1934-1946.

Jaquiery, J., Peccoud, J., Ouisse, T., Legeai, F., Prunier-Leterme, N., Gouin, A., Nouhaud, P., Brisson, J. A., Bickel, R. D., Purandare, S., Poulain, J., Battail, C., Lemaitre, C., Mieuzet, L., LeTrionnaire, G., Simon, J. C., and C. Rispe. 2018. Disentangling the causes for faster-X evolution in aphids. Genome Biol. Evol. 10:507-520.

Zera, A. J., Vellichirammal, N. N., and J. A. Brisson. 2018. Diurnal and developmental differences in gene expression between adult dispersing and flightless morphs of the wing polymorphic cricket, Gryllus firmus: Implications for life-history evolution. J. Insect Phys.107: 233-243.


Li, B., Bickel, R. D., Parker, B. J., Vellichirammal, N. N., Grantham, M. Simon, J.-C., Stern, D. L., J. A. Brisson. 2017. Unravelling the genomic basis and evolution of the pea aphid male wing dimorphism. bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/156133.

Vellichirammal, N. N., Gupta, P., Hall, P., and J. A. Brisson. 2017.  Ecdysone signaling underlies the pea aphid transgenerational wing polyphenism. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sciences. 114:1419-1423.

Zera, A. J., Vellichirammal, N. N., and Brisson, J. A. 2017. Hormonal circadian rhythm in the wing-polymorphic cricket Gryllus firmus: Integrating chronobiology, endocrinology, and evolution. In: Crickets asa Model Organism. Eds H. W. Horch, T. Mito, A. Popadic, H. Ohuchi, S. Noji, Springer.


Grantham, M., Antonio, C., O’Neil, B., Zhan, E., and J. A. Brisson. 2016. A case for diversified bet hedging in the pea aphid wing polyphenism. Biol. Letters 12:20160654

Vellichirammal, N. N., Madayiputhiya, N., and J. A. Brisson. 2016. The genome-wide transcriptional response underlying the pea aphid wing polyphenism. Mol. Ecol. 25:4146-4160.

Brisson, J. A., and G. K. Davis. 2016. The right tools for the job: Regulating polyphenic morph development in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 13:1-6.


Enders, L., Bickel, R. D., Brisson, J. A., Heng-Moss, T., Nandakumar, R., Siegfried, B., Zera, A., and N. Miller. 2015. Abiotic and biotic stressors causing equivalent mortality induce highly variable transcriptional responses in the soybean aphid. G3: GENES, GENOMES, GENETICS. 5:261-270.

Zera, A. J., and J. A. Brisson. 2015. Evolutionary and ecological physiology of polyphenism: Integrating proximate and ultimate mechanisms. In: Integrative Organismal Biology. Eds: Martin, L. B., Ghalambor, C. K., and A. Woods. Oxford University Press. Invited Chapter.


Purandare, S., Bickel, R. D., Jaquiery, J., Rispe, C., and J. A. Brisson. Accelerated evolution of morph-biased genes in pea aphids. Molecular Biology & Evolution. 31:2073-2083. 

Brisson, J. A., and D. Tagu. 2014. Editorial overview: Insect genomics. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 1:v-vi.

Enders, L., Bickel, R. D., Brisson, J. A., Heng-Moss, T, Siegfried, B., Zera, A. J., and N. Miller. 2014. Soybean aphid (Hemiptera:Aphididae) response to soybean plant defense: stress levels, tradeoffs and cross-resistance. Environmental Entomology. 43:47-57.

Vellichirammal, N. N., Schilder, R. J., Wehrkamp, C., Riethoven, J-J. M., Zera, A. J., and J. A. Brisson. 2014. De novo sequence assembly and gene expression profiling of the wing polymorphic cricket Gryllus firmusPLos One. 9(1): e82129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082129.

Purandare, S. R., Tenhumberg, B., and J. A. Brisson. 2014. Comparison of the wing polyphenic response of pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) to crowding and predator cues. Ecological Entomology. 39:263-266. DOI: 10.1111/een.12080.


Bickel, R. D., Dunham, J. P., and J. A. Brisson. 2013. Widespread selection across coding and noncoding DNA in the pea aphid genome. G3: GENES, GENOMES, GENETICS. 3:993-1001.


Zera, A. J., and J. A. Brisson. 2012. Quantitative, physiological, and molecular genetics of dispersal/migration. Chapter in Dispersal: Causes and Consequences. Clobert, J., Baguette, M., Benton, T., and J. Bullock, eds. Oxford University Press.

Lloyd, V., Brisson, J. A., Fitzpatrick, K., McEachern, L., and Verhulst, E. 2012. The epigenetics of 

emerging and nonmodel organisms. Genetics Research International. doi:10.1155/2012/491204

Ishikawa, A., Ishikawa, Y., Yasukazu, O, Miyazaki, S, Miyakawa, H., Koshikawa, S, Brisson, J. A., and T. Miura. 2012. Screening of up-regulated genes induced by high density in the vetch aphid Megoura crassicaudaJ. Exp. Zool. A. 317: 194-203.

Ishikawa, A., Ogawa, K., Gotoh, H., Walsh, T. K., Tagu, D., Brisson, J. A., Rispe, C., Jaubert-Possamai, S., Kanbe, T., Tsubota, T., Shiotsuki, T., and T. Miura. 2012. Juvenile hormone titer and related gene expression during the change of reproductive modes in the pea aphid. Insect Mol. Biol. 21: 49-60.

Srinivasan, D. G., and J. A. Brisson. 2012. Aphids: a model for polyphenism and epigenetics. Genetics Research International special issue on “The Epigenetics of Emerging and Nonmodel Organisms”. doi:10.1155/2012/431531.


Bickel, R. D., and J. A. Brisson. 2011. Evolution of development. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester.


Hunt, B., Brisson, J. A., Yi, S., and M. Goodisman. 2010. Functional conservation of DNA methylation in the pea aphid and the honeybee. Genome Biol. Evol. 2: 719-728.

International Aphid Genomics Consortium (J. A. Brisson, member). 2010. Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. PLoS Biol 8(2):e1000313.

Brisson, J. A. Aphid wing dimorphisms: linking polyphenism and polymorphism. 2010. Invited article for Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London B issue on “From Polyphenism to Complex Metazoan Life Cycles” edited by A. Minelli, G. Fusco. 365:605-616. 

Brisson, J. A., Ishikawa, A., and Miura, T. 2010. Wing development genes of the pea aphid and differential gene expression between winged and unwinged morphs. Insect Mol. Biol. 19:63-73.

Walsh, T. K., Brisson, J. A., Robertson, H., Gordon, K., Jaubert-Possamai, S., Tagu, D., and Edwards, O. R. 2010. DNA methylation in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisumInsect Mol. Biol. 19:215-228.

Shigenobu, S., Bickel, R. D, Brisson, J. A., Butts, T., Chang, C-C., Christianens, O., Davis, G, Duncan, E. J., Ferrier, D. E. K., Iga, M., Janssen, R., Lin, G. W., Lu, H.-L., McGregor, A. P., Miura, T., Smagghe, G., Smith, J. M., van der Zee, M., Velarde, R. A., Wilson, M. J., Dearden, P. K., and D. L. Stern. 2010. Comprehensive survey of developmental genes in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum: frequent lineage-specific duplications and losses of developmental genes. Insect Mol. Biol. 19:47-62.


Brisson, J. A., Nuzhdin, S. V, and D. L. Stern. 2009. Similar patterns of linkage disequilibrium and nucleotide diversity in native and introduced populations of the pea aphid. BMC Genetics 10:22.

Nuzhdin, S. V. Brisson, J. A., Pickering, A., Wayne, M. L., Harshman, L. G., and L. M. McIntyre,  2009. Natural genetic variation in transcriptome reflects network structure inferred with major effect mutations: insulin / TOR and associated phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Genomics 10:124.


Brisson, J. A., and S. V. Nuzhdin. 2008. Rarity of males in pea aphids results in their mutational decay. Science: 319:58.


Brisson, J. A.*, Davis, G. K.*, and D. L. Stern. 2007. Shared genome-wide gene expression patterns underlying the wing polyphenism and polymorphism in the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum). Evolution & Development 9: 338-346. * joint first authors

Brisson, J. A., and G. K. Davis. 2007. The Pea Aphid. Chapter in Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals, Vol. IV. Kole, C and Hunter, W. (eds) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. 

Ostman, Ö, Griffin, N., Strasburg, J. L., Brisson, J. A., Templeton, A. R., Knight, T., and J. Chase. 2007. Habitat area affects arthropod communities directly and indirectly through top predators. Ecography 30: 359-366.


Brisson, J. A., and D. L. Stern. 2006. The pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum: an emerging genomic model system for ecological, developmental and evolutionary studies. Bioessays 28:747-755.

Braendle, C., Davis, G., Brisson, J. A., and D. L. Stern. 2006. Wing dimorphism in aphids. Heredity 97:192-199.

Brisson, J. A., Wilder, J., and H. Hollocher. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of the cardini group of Drosophila with respect to changes in pigmentation. Evolution 60:1228-1251.

Macey, J. R., Schulte, J. A. II, Strasburg, J. L., Brisson, J. A., Anajeva, N. B., Wang, Y., Parham, J. F., and Papenfuss, T. J. 2006. Assembly of the eastern North American herpetofauna: new evidence from lizards and frogs.  Biol. Lett. 2: 242-245.

2005 and before

Brisson, J. A., De Toni, D. C., Duncan, I., and A. R. Templeton. 2005. Abdominal pigmentation variation in Drosophila polymorpha: geographic variation in the trait, and underlying phylogeography. Evolution 59: 1046-1059. 

De Toni, D. C., Brisson, J. A., Hoffmann, P. R. P., Martins, M., and H. Hollocher. 2005. First record of Drosophila parthenogenetica and D. neomorpha, cardini group, Heed, 1962 (Drosophila, Drosophilidae), in Brazil. Dros. Inf. Service 88:33-38.

Brisson, J. A., Templeton, A. R., and I. Duncan.  2004.  Population genetics of the developmental gene optomotor-blind (omb) in Drosophila polymorpha: evidence for a role in abdominal pigmentation variation. Genetics 168:1999-2010.

Hutchison, D. W., Strasburg, J. L., Brisson, J. A., and S. Cummings.  2004. Isolation and characterization of eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci in collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris).  Mol. Ecol. Notes 4: 554-556. 

Brisson, J. A., Strasburg, J. L., and A. R. Templeton. 2003.  Impact of fire management on the ecology of collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) populations living on the Ozark Plateau. Anim.Cons. 6: 247-254.

Strasburg J. L., Brisson, J. A., and A. R. Templeton (2002) Fire restoration of a fragmented population of collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris collaris) on the Ozark Plateau – evidence from genetic and life-history data. Proceedings of the SRM Savanna/Woodland Symposium, Kansas City, MO.

Templeton, A. R., Robertson, R., Brisson, J., and J. Strasburg.  2001.  Disrupting evolutionary processes: the effect of habitat fragmentation on collared lizards in the Missouri Ozarks. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.  98: 5426-5432.

Macey, J. R., Strasburg, J. L., Brisson, J. A., Vredenburg, V. T., Jennings, M., and A. Larson.  2001.  Molecular phylogenetics of western North American frogs of the Rana boylii species group.  Mol. Phyl. Evol. 19 (1):131-143.

Curtis, C. D., Brisson, J. A., DeCamillis, M. A., Shippy, T. D., Brown, S. J., and R. E. Denell. 2001. Molecular characterization of Cephalothorax, the Tribolium ortholog of Sex combs reducedGenesis 30:12-20.