Genome Biology and Evolution, In press

Comparative Analysis of Oomycete Genome Evolution using the Oomycete Gene Order Browser (OGOB)

McGowan J, Byrne KP and Fitzpatrick DA (2018)





G3, In press

Coverage-versus-Length plots, a simple quality control step for de novo yeast genome sequence assemblies

Douglass AP, O'Brien CE, Offei B, Coughlan AY, Ortiz-Merino RA, Butler G, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2018)





PLOS Pathogens, 14: e1007138.

Population genomics shows no distinction between pathogenic Candida krusei and environmental Pichia kudriavzevii: One species, four names

Douglass AP, Offei B, Braun-Galleani S, Coughlan AY, Martos AAR, Ortiz-Merino RA, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2018)





Genome Announcements, 6: e00549-18.

Draft genome sequence of the yeast Nadsonia starkeyi-henricii UCD142, isolated from forest soil in Ireland

O'Boyle S, Bergin SA, Hussey ÉE, McLaughlin AD, Riddell LR, Byrne KP, Wolfe KH, O'Brien CE and Butler G (2018)





Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84: e02294-17.

Transcriptional response to lactic acid stress in the hybrid yeast Zygosaccharomyces parabailii

Ortiz-Merino RA, Kuanyshev N, Byrne KP, Varela JA, Morrissey JP, Porro D, Wolfe KH and Branduardi P (2018)





PLOS Genetics, 13: e1007092.

Flip/flop mating-type switching in the methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha is regulated by an Efg1-Rme1-Ste12 pathway

Hanson SJ, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2017)





PLOS Biology, 15: e2002128.

Evolutionary restoration of fertility in an interspecies hybrid yeast, by whole-genome duplication after a failed mating-type switch

Ortiz-Merino RA, Kuanyshev N, Braun-Galleani S, Byrne KP, Porro D, Branduardi P and Wolfe KH (2017)





Genome Biology and Evolution, 8: 2482-92.

Centromeres of the yeast Komagataella phaffii (Pichia pastoris) have a simple inverted-repeat structure

Coughlan AY, Hanson SJ, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2016)





FEMS Yeast Research, 15: fov035.

Clade- and species-specific features of genome evolution in the Saccharomycetaceae

Wolfe KH, Armisén D, Proux-Wera E, ÓhÉigeartaigh SS, Azam H, Gordon JL and Byrne KP (2015)





PNAS, 111: E4851-8.

Mating type switching by chromosomal inversion in methylotrophic yeasts suggests an origin for the three-locus Saccharomyces cerevisiae system

Hanson SJ, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2014)





Journal of Bacteriology, 196: 2030-2042.

SearchDOGS Bacteria, software that provides automated identification of potentially missed genes in annotated bacterial genomes

ÓhÉigeartaigh SS, Armisén D, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2014)





Molecular Biology and Evolution, 30: 1281-1291.

Comparative genome analysis and gene finding in Candida species using CGOB

Maguire S, ÓhÉigeartaigh SS, Byrne KP, Schroeder M, O'Gaora P, Wolfe KH and Butler G (2013)





Genome Biology and Evolution, 5: 525-531.

Evolutionary mobility of the ribosomal DNA array in yeasts

Proux-Wéra E, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2013)





Party Politics, 19: 985-997.

What's in a name? Using surnames as data for party research

Kevin Byrne and Eoin O'Malley (2013)





Irish Political Studies, 28: 130-139.

The two types of Ulster unionism: Testing an ethnic explanation for the unionist/loyalist divide

Kevin Byrne and Eoin O'Malley (2013)





BMC Bioinformatics, 13: 237.

A pipeline for automated annotation of yeast genome sequences by a conserved-synteny approach

Proux-Wéra E, Armisén D, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2012)





British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 14: 613-629.

Politics with Hidden Bases: Unearthing the deep roots of party systems

Kevin Byrne and Eoin O'Malley (2012)





PNAS, 108: 20024-20029.

Evolutionary erosion of yeast sex chromosomes by mating-type switching accidents

Gordon JL, Armisén D, Proux-Wéra E, ÓhÉigeartaigh SS, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2011)





PLOS Genetics, 7: e1002190.

Mechanisms of chromosome number evolution in yeast

Gordon JL, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2011)





BMC Genomics, 12: 377.

Systematic discovery of unannotated genes in 11 yeast species using a database of orthologous genomic segments

OhEigeartaigh SS, Armisen D, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2011)





BMC Genomics, 11: 290.

Analysis of gene evolution and metabolic pathways using the Candida Gene Order Browser

Fitzpatrick DA, O'Gaora P, Byrne KP and Butler G (2010)





PLOS Genetics, 5: e1000485.

Additions, losses and rearrangements on the evolutionary route from a reconstructed ancestor to the modern Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome

Gordon JL, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2009)





PNAS, 104: 8397-8402.

Independent sorting-out of thousands of duplicated gene pairs in two yeast species descended from a whole-genome duplication

Scannell DR, Frank AC, Conant GC, Byrne KP, Woolfit M and Wolfe KH (2007)





Genetics, 175: 1341-1350.

Consistent patterns of rate asymmetry and gene loss indicate widespread neo-functionalization of yeast genes after whole-genome duplication

Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2007)





Nature, 440: 341-345.

Multiple rounds of speciation associated with reciprocal gene loss in polyploid yeasts

Scannell DR*, Byrne KP*, Gordon JL, Wong S and Wolfe KH (2006)

* These authors contributed equally to this work.





Nucleic Acids Research, 34: D452-455.

Visualizing syntenic relationships among the hemiascomycetes with the Yeast Gene Order Browser

Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2006)





Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23: 245-253.

Rate asymmetry and adaptive evolution after genome duplication causes substantial long branch attraction artifacts in the phylogeny of Saccharomyces species

Fares MA, Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2006)





Current Bioinformatics, 1: 131-146.

Computational analyses of ancient polyploidy

Byrne KP and Blanc G (2006)





Genome Research, 15: 1456-1461.

The Yeast Gene Order Browser: Combining curated homology and syntenic context reveals gene fate in polyploid species

Byrne KP and Wolfe KH (2005)





Fifth Workshop on QCD, 346-353

The spin dependence of swift proton collisions

AT Bates, NH Buttimore and KP Byrne (2000)