Ramaley N214 (lab)
Genetic basis of morphological evolution using the vertebrate dentition as a model system. Comparative analysis of gene action in tooth development of several species of teleost fishes (including the zebrafish) to investigate mechanisms of evolutionary change in tooth shape, location, and number. Additional interests include evolution of multi-gene families and phylogeny of fishes.
Weiss, K. M., D. W. Stock , and Z. Zhao. 1998. Dynamic interactions and the evolutionary genetics of dental patterning. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine 9: 369-398.
Stock , D. W., K. M. Weiss, and Z. Zhao. 1997. Patterning of the mammalian dentition in development and evolution. BioEssays 19: 481-490.
Ellies, D. L., D. W. Stock , G. Hatch, G. Giroux, K. M. Weiss, and M. Ekker. 1997. Relationship between the genomic organization and overlapping embryonic expression patterns of the zebrafish dlx genes. Genomics 45: 580-590.
Stock , D. W., J. M. Quattro, G. S. Whitt, and D. A. Powers. 1997. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) gene duplication during chordate evolution: the cDNA sequence of the LDH of the tunicate Styela plicata. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:1273-1284.
Stock , D. W., A. V. Buchanan, Z. Zhao, and K. M. Weiss. 1996. Numerous members of the Sox family of HMG box-containing genes are expressed in developing mouse teeth. Genomics 37: 234-237.
Stock , D. W., D. L. Ellies, Z. Zhao, M. Ekker, F. H. Ruddle and K. M. Weiss. 1996. The evolution of the vertebrate Dlx gene family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 93: 10858-10863.