Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools




  • Chalopin, D., and J. N. Volff. 2017. Analysis of the spotted gar genome suggests absence of causative link between ancestral genome duplication and transposable element diversification in teleost fish. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 328:629-637.
  • Voldoire, E., F. Brunet, M. Naville, J. N. Volff, and D. Galiana. 2017. Expansion by whole genome duplication and evolution of the sox gene family in teleost fish. PLoS One 12:e0180936.
  • Sarkar, A., J. N. Volff, and C. Vaury. 2017. piRNAs and their diverse roles: a transposable element-driven tactic for gene regulation? FASEB J 31:436-446.





  • Reichwald, K., A. Petzold, P. Koch et al. 2015. Insights into Sex Chromosome Evolution and Aging from the Genome of a Short-Lived Fish. Cell 163:1527-1538.
  • Perot, P., C. S. Mullins, M. Naville, C. Bressan, M. Huhns, M. Gock, F. Kuhn, J. N. Volff, V. Trillet-Lenoir, M. Linnebacher, and F. Mallet. 2015. Expression of young HERV-H loci in the course of colorectal carcinoma and correlation with molecular subtypes. Oncotarget 6:40095-40111.
  • Naville, M., D. Chalopin, D. Casane, P. Laurenti, and J. N. Volff. 2015. The coelacanth: Can a "living fossil" have active transposable elements in its genome? Mob Genet Elements 5:55-59.
  • Chalopin, D., J. N. Volff, D. Galiana, J. L. Anderson, and M. Schartl. 2015a. Transposable elements and early evolution of sex chromosomes in fish. Chromosome Res 23:545-560.
  • Warren, I. A., M. Naville, D. Chalopin, P. Levin, C. S. Berger, D. Galiana, and J. N. Volff. 2015. Evolutionary impact of transposable elements on genomic diversity and lineage-specific innovation in vertebrates. Chromosome Res 23:505-531.
  • Regneri, J., J. N. Volff, and M. Schartl. 2015. Transcriptional control analyses of the Xiphophorus melanoma oncogene. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 178:116-127.
  • Henriet, S., S. Sumic, C. Doufoundou-Guilengui, M. F. Jensen, C. Grandmougin, K. Fal, E. Thompson, J. N. Volff, and D. Chourrout. 2015. Embryonic expression of endogenous retroviral RNAs in somatic tissues adjacent to the Oikopleura germline. Nucleic Acids Res 43:3701-3711.
  • Chalopin, D., M. Naville, F. Plard, D. Galiana, and J. N. Volff. 2015b. Comparative analysis of transposable elements highlights mobilome diversity and evolution in vertebrates. Genome Biol Evol 7:567-580.
  • Stolfi, A., Y. Sasakura, D. Chalopin et al. 2015. Guidelines for the nomenclature of genetic elements in tunicate genomes. Genesis 53:1-14.



  • Naville, M., D. Chalopin, and J. N. Volff. 2014. Interspecies Insertion Polymorphism Analysis Reveals Recent Activity of Transposable Elements in Extant Coelacanths. PLoS One 9:e114382.
  • McGaugh, S. E., J. B. Gross, B. Aken, M. Blin, R. Borowsky, D. Chalopin, H. Hinaux, W. R. Jeffery, A. Keene, L. Ma, P. Minx, D. Murphy, K. E. O'Quin, S. Retaux, N. Rohner, S. M. Searle, B. A. Stahl, C. Tabin, J. N. Volff, M. Yoshizawa, and W. C. Warren. 2014. The cavefish genome reveals candidate genes for eye loss. Nat Commun 5:5307.
  • Berthelot, C., F. Brunet, D. Chalopin, A. Juanchich, M. Bernard, B. Noel, P. Bento, C. Da Silva, K. Labadie, A. Alberti, J. M. Aury, A. Louis, P. Dehais, P. Bardou, J. Montfort, C. Klopp, C. Cabau, C. Gaspin, G. H. Thorgaard, M. Boussaha, E. Quillet, R. Guyomard, D. Galiana, J. Bobe, J. N. Volff, C. Genet, P. Wincker, O. Jaillon, H. Roest Crollius, and Y. Guiguen. 2014. The rainbow trout genome provides novel insights into evolution after whole-genome duplication in vertebrates. Nat Commun 5:3657.
  • Tomaszkiewicz, M., D. Chalopin, M. Schartl, D. Galiana, and J. N. Volff. 2014. A multicopy Y-chromosomal SGNH hydrolase gene expressed in the testis of the platyfish has been captured and mobilized by a Helitron transposon. BMC Genet 15:44.
  • Chen, S., G. Zhang, C. Shao, Q. Huang, G. Liu, P. Zhang, W. Song, N. An, D. Chalopin, J. N. Volff, Y. Hong, Q. Li, Z. Sha, H. Zhou, M. Xie, Q. Yu, Y. Liu, H. Xiang, N. Wang, K. Wu, C. Yang, Q. Zhou, X. Liao, L. Yang, Q. Hu, J. Zhang, L. Meng, L. Jin, Y. Tian, J. Lian, J. Yang, G. Miao, S. Liu, Z. Liang, F. Yan, Y. Li, B. Sun, H. Zhang, Y. Zhu, M. Du, Y. Zhao, M. Schartl, Q. Tang, and J. Wang. 2014. Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle. Nat Genet 46:253-260.
  • Forconi, M., D. Chalopin, M. Barucca, M. A. Biscotti, G. De Moro, D. Galiana, M. Gerdol, A. Pallavicini, A. Canapa, E. Olmo, and J. N. Volff. 2014. Transcriptional activity of transposable elements in coelacanth. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 322(6):379-89.
  • Chalopin, D., S. Fan, O. Simakov, A. Meyer, M. Schartl, and J. N. Volff. 2014. Evolutionary active transposable elements in the genome of the coelacanth. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 322(6):322-33.



  • Volff, J. N., Y. Selz, C. Hoffmann, A. Froschauer, C. Schultheis, C. Schmidt, Q. Zhou, W. Bernhardt, R. Hanel, A. Bohne, F. Brunet, B. Segurens, A. Couloux, S. Bernard-Samain, V. Barbe, C. Ozouf-Costaz, D. Galiana, M. J. Lohse, and M. Schartl. 2013. Gene Amplification and Gene Amplification and Functional Diversification of Melanocortin 4 Receptor at an Extremely Polymorphic Locus Controlling Sexual Maturation in the Platyfish. Genetics 195(4):1337-52.
  • Amemiya, C. T., J. Alfoldi, A. P. Lee, S. Fan, H. Philippe, I. Maccallum, I. Braasch, T. Manousaki, I. Schneider, N. Rohner, C. Organ, D. Chalopin, et al. 2013. "The African coelacanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution." Nature 496:311-316.
  • Schartl, M., R. B. Walter, Y. Shen, T. Garcia, J. Catchen, A. Amores, I. Braasch, D. Chalopin, J. N. Volff, K. P. Lesch, A. Bisazza, P. Minx, L. Hillier, R. K. Wilson, S. Fuerstenberg, J. Boore, S. Searle, J. H. Postlethwait, and W. C. Warren. 2013. "The genome of the platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus, provides insights into evolutionary adaptation and several complex traits". Nat Genet 45:567-572.
  • Valdivia, K., B. Mourot, E. Jouanno, J. N. Volff, D. Galiana-Arnoux, R. Guyomard, C. Cauty, B. Collin, P. Rault, L. Helary, A. Fostier, E. Quillet, and Y. Guiguen. 2013. "Sex differentiation in an all-female (XX) Rainbow Trout population with a genetically governed masculinization phenotype." Sex Dev 7:196-206.
  • Fraune, J., M. Alsheimer, J. N. Volff, K. Busch, S. Fraune, T. C. Bosch, and R. Benavente. 2012. "Hydra meiosis reveals unexpected conservation of structural synaptonemal complex proteins across metazoans." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:16588-16593.
  • Chalopin, D., D. Galiana, and J. N. Volff. 2012. "Genetic innovation in vertebrates: gypsy integrase genes and other genes derived from transposable elements." Int J Evol Biol 2012:724519.
  • Bohne, A., Q. Zhou, A. Darras, C. Schmidt, M. Schartl, D. Galiana-Arnoux, and J. N. Volff. 2012. "Zisupton--a novel superfamily of DNA transposable elements recently active in fish." Mol Biol Evol 29:631-645.
  • Berbejillo, J., A. Martinez-Bengochea, G. Bedo, F. Brunet, J. N. Volff, and D. Vizziano-Cantonnet. 2012. "Expression and phylogeny of candidate genes for sex differentiation in a primitive fish species, the Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii." Mol Reprod Dev 79:504-516.
  • Baillet, A., R. Le Bouffant, J. N. Volff, A. Luangpraseuth, E. Poumerol, D. Thepot, E. Pailhoux, G. Livera, C. Cotinot, and B. Mandon-Pepin. 2011. TOPAZ1, a novel germ cell-specific expressed gene conserved during evolution across vertebrates. PLoS One 6:e26950.



  • Zhou, Q., I. Braasch, A. Froschauer, A. Bohne, C. Schultheis, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2010. "A novel marker for the platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus) W chromosome is derived from a Polinton transposon." J Genet Genomics 37 (3): 181-188.
  • Volff, J.N. 2010. "Tame affairs: domesticated transposase and domestic pigs." EMBO Rep 11 (4): 241-242.
  • Lampert, K.P., C. Schmidt, P. Fischer, J.N. Volff, C. Hoffmann, J. Muck, M.J. Lohse, M.J. Ryan, and M. Schartl. 2010. "Determination of onset of sexual maturation and mating behavior by melanocortin receptor 4 polymorphisms." Curr Biol 20 (19): 1729-1734.
  • Denoeud, F., S. Henriet, S. Mungpakdee, J.M. Aury, C. Da Silva, H. Brinkmann, J. Mikhaleva, L.C. Olsen, C. Jubin, C. Canestro, J.M. Bouquet, G. Danks, J. Poulain, C. Campsteijn, M. Adamski, I. Cross, F. Yadetie, M. Muffato, A. Louis, S. Butcher, G. Tsagkogeorga, A. Konrad, S. Singh, M.F. Jensen, E.H. Cong, H. Eikeseth-Otteraa, B. Noel, V. Anthouard, B.M. Porcel, R. Kachouri-Lafond, A. Nishino, M. Ugolini, P. Chourrout, H. Nishida, R. Aasland, S. Huzurbazar, E. Westhof, F. Delsuc, H. Lehrach, R. Reinhardt, J. Weissenbach, S.W. Roy, F. Artiguenave, J.H. Postlethwait, J.R. Manak, E.M. Thompson, O. Jaillon, L. Du Pasquier, P. Boudinot, D.A. Liberles, J.N. Volff, H. Philippe, B. Lenhard, H. Roest Crollius, P. Wincker, and D. Chourrout. 2010. "Plasticity of animal genome architecture unmasked by rapid evolution of a pelagic tunicate." Science 330 (6009): 1381-1385.
  • Bohne, A., A. Darras, H. D'Cotta, J.F. Baroiller, D. Galiana-Arnoux, and J.N. Volff. 2010. "The vertebrate makorin ubiquitin ligase gene family has been shaped by large-scale duplication and retroposition from an ancestral gonad-specific, maternal-effect gene." BMC Genomics 11: 721.


  • Volff, J.N. 2009. "Cellular genes derived from Gypsy/Ty3 retrotransposons in mammalian genomes." Ann N Y Acad Sci 1178: 233-243.
  • Schultheis, C., A. Bohne, M. Schartl, J.N. Volff, and D. Galiana-Arnoux. 2009. "Sex determination diversity and sex chromosome evolution in poeciliid fish." Sex Dev 3 (2-3): 68-77.
  • Chittka, A., J. Volff, and A. Wizenmann. 2009. "Identification of genes differentially expressed in dorsal and ventral chick midbrain during early development." BMC Dev Biol 9: 29.
  • Braasch, I., J.N. Volff, and M. Schartl. 2009. "The endothelin system: evolution of vertebrate-specific ligand-receptor interactions by three rounds of genome duplication." Mol Biol Evol 26 (4): 783-799.
  • Braasch, I., D. Liedtke, J.N. Volff, and M. Schartl. 2009. "Pigmentary function and evolution of tyrp1 gene duplicates in fish." Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 22 (6): 839-850.
  • Braasch, I., F. Brunet, J.N. Volff, and M. Schartl. 2009. "Pigmentation pathway evolution after whole-genome duplication in fish." Genome Biol Evol 1: 479-493.
  • Bohne, A., C. Schultheis, D. Galiana-Arnoux, A. Froschauer, Q. Zhou, C. Schmidt, Y. Selz, C. Ozouf-Costaz, A. Dettai, B. Segurens, A. Couloux, S. Bernard-Samain, V. Barbe, S. Chilmonczyk, F. Brunet, A. Darras, M. Tomaszkiewicz, M. Semon, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2009. "Molecular analysis of the sex chromosomes of the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus: Towards the identification of a new type of master sexual regulator in vertebrates." Integr Zool 4 (3): 277-284.


  • Bohne, A., F. Brunet, D. Galiana-Arnoux, C. Schultheis, and J.N. Volff. 2008. "Transposable elements as drivers of genomic and biological diversity in vertebrates." Chromosome Res 16 (1): 203-215.


  • Volff, J.N., I. Nanda, M. Schmid, and M. Schartl. 2007. "Governing sex determination in fish: regulatory putsches and ephemeral dictators." Sex Dev 1 (2): 85-99.
  • Volff, J.N., and J. Brosius. 2007. "Modern genomes with retro-look: retrotransposed elements, retroposition and the origin of new genes." Genome Dyn 3: 175-190.
  • Volff, J.N. 2007. "Gene and protein evolution. Preface." Genome Dyn 3: VII.
  • Selz, Y., I. Braasch, C. Hoffmann, C. Schmidt, C. Schultheis, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2007. "Evolution of melanocortin receptors in teleost fish: the melanocortin type 1 receptor." Gene 401 (1-2): 114-122.
  • Li, N., J.N. Volff, and A. Wizenmann. 2007. "Rab23 GTPase is expressed asymmetrically in Hensen's node and plays a role in the dorsoventral patterning of the chick neural tube." Dev Dyn 236 (11): 2993-3006.
  • Braasch, I., M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2007. "Evolution of pigment synthesis pathways by gene and genome duplication in fish." BMC Evol Biol 7: 74.
  • Baier, A., M. Alsheimer, J.N. Volff, and R. Benavente. 2007. "Synaptonemal complex protein SYCP3 of the rat: evolutionarily conserved domains and the assembly of higher order structures." Sex Dev 1 (3): 161-168.


  • Zhou, Q., A. Froschauer, C. Schultheis, C. Schmidt, G.P. Bienert, M. Wenning, A. Dettai, and J.N. Volff. 2006. "Helitron Transposons on the Sex Chromosomes of the Platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus and Their Evolution in Animal Genomes." Zebrafish 3 (1): 39-52.
  • Volff, J.N. 2006. "Turning junk into gold: domestication of transposable elements and the creation of new genes in eukaryotes." Bioessays 28 (9): 913-922.
  • Veith, A.M., M. Schafer, N. Kluver, C. Schmidt, C. Schultheis, M. Schartl, C. Winkler, and J.N. Volff. 2006. "Tissue-specific expression of dmrt genes in embryos and adults of the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus." Zebrafish 3 (3): 325-337.
  • Veith, A.M., J. Klattig, A. Dettai, C. Schmidt, C. Englert, and J.N. Volff. 2006. "Male-biased expression of X-chromosomal DM domain-less Dmrt8 genes in the mouse." Genomics 88 (2): 185-195.
  • Schultheis, C., Q. Zhou, A. Froschauer, I. Nanda, Y. Selz, C. Schmidt, S. Matschl, M. Wenning, A.M. Veith, M. Naciri, R. Hanel, I. Braasch, A. Dettai, A. Bohne, C. Ozouf-Costaz, S. Chilmonczyk, B. Segurens, A. Couloux, S. Bernard-Samain, M. Schmid, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2006. "Molecular analysis of the sex-determining region of the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus." Zebrafish 3 (3): 299-309.
  • Renn, J., M. Schaedel, J.N. Volff, R. Goerlich, M. Schartl, and C. Winkler. 2006. "Dynamic expression of sparc precedes formation of skeletal elements in the Medaka (Oryzias latipes)." Gene 372: 208-218.
  • Bollig, F., R. Mehringer, B. Perner, C. Hartung, M. Schafer, M. Schartl, J.N. Volff, C. Winkler, and C. Englert. 2006. "Identification and comparative expression analysis of a second wt1 gene in zebrafish." Dev Dyn 235 (2): 554-561.



  • Volff, J.N. 2005. "Genome evolution and biodiversity in teleost fish." Heredity 94 (3): 280-29.
  • Schafer, M., D. Kinzel, C. Neuner, M. Schartl, J.N. Volff, and C. Winkler. 2005. "Hedgehog and retinoid signalling confines nkx2.2b expression to the lateral floor plate of the zebrafish trunk." Mech Dev 122 (1): 43-56.
  • Fischer, C., L. Bouneau, J.P. Coutanceau, J. Weissenbach, C. Ozouf-Costaz, and J.N. Volff. 2005. "Diversity and clustered distribution of retrotransposable elements in the compact genome of the pufferfish Tetraodon nigroviridis." Cytogenet Genome Res 110 (1-4): 522-536.
  • Brandt, J., A.M. Veith, and J.N. Volff. 2005. "A family of neofunctionalized Ty3/gypsy retrotransposon genes in mammalian genomes." Cytogenet Genome Res 110 (1-4): 307-317.
  • Brandt, J., S. Schrauth, A.M. Veith, A. Froschauer, T. Haneke, C. Schultheis, M. Gessler, C. Leimeister, and J.N. Volff. 2005. "Transposable elements as a source of genetic innovation: expression and evolution of a family of retrotransposon-derived neogenes in mammals." Gene 345 (1): 101-111.


  • Volff, J.N., H. Lehrach, R. Reinhardt, and D. Chourrout. 2004. "Retroelement dynamics and a novel type of chordate retrovirus-like element in the miniature genome of the tunicate Oikopleura dioica." Mol Biol Evol 21 (11): 2022-2033.
  • Meierjohann, S., M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2004. "Genetic, biochemical and evolutionary facets of Xmrk-induced melanoma formation in the fish Xiphophorus." Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 138 (3): 281-289.
  • Kazianis, S., R.S. Nairn, R.B. Walter, D.A. Johnston, J. Kumar, D. Trono, L. Della-Coletta, I. Gimenez-Conti, J.D. Rains, E.L. Williams, B.M. Pino, M.M. Mamerow, K.J. Kochan, M. Schartl, J.R. Vielkind, J.N. Volff, B. Woolcock, and D.C. Morizot. 2004. "The genetic map of Xiphophorus fishes represented by 24 multipoint linkage groups." Zebrafish 1 (3): 287-304.
  • Jaillon, O., J.M. Aury, F. Brunet, J.L. Petit, N. Stange-Thomann, E. Mauceli, L. Bouneau, C. Fischer, C. Ozouf-Costaz, A. Bernot, S. Nicaud, D. Jaffe, S. Fisher, G. Lutfalla, C. Dossat, B. Segurens, C. Dasilva, M. Salanoubat, M. Levy, N. Boudet, S. Castellano, V. Anthouard, C. Jubin, V. Castelli, M. Katinka, B. Vacherie, C. Biemont, Z. Skalli, L. Cattolico, J. Poulain, V. De Berardinis, C. Cruaud, S. Duprat, P. Brottier, J.P. Coutanceau, J. Gouzy, G. Parra, G. Lardier, C. Chapple, K.J. McKernan, P. McEwan, S. Bosak, M. Kellis, J.N. Volff, R. Guigo, M.C. Zody, J. Mesirov, K. Lindblad-Toh, B. Birren, C. Nusbaum, D. Kahn, M. Robinson-Rechavi, V. Laudet, V. Schachter, F. Quetier, W. Saurin, C. Scarpelli, P. Wincker, E.S. Lander, J. Weissenbach, and H. Roest Crollius. 2004. "Genome duplication in the teleost fish Tetraodon nigroviridis reveals the early vertebrate proto-karyotype." Nature 431 (7011): 946-957.
  • Gomez, A., J.N. Volff, U. Hornung, M. Schartl, and C. Wellbrock. 2004. "Identification of a second egfr gene in Xiphophorus uncovers an expansion of the epidermal growth factor receptor family in fish." Mol Biol Evol 21 (2): 266-275.
  • Fischer, C., L. Bouneau, J.P. Coutanceau, J. Weissenbach, J.N. Volff, and C. Ozouf-Costaz. 2004. "Global heterochromatic colocalization of transposable elements with minisatellites in the compact genome of the pufferfish Tetraodon nigroviridis." Gene 336 (2): 175-183.
  • Elmasri, H., D. Liedtke, G. Lucking, J.N. Volff, M. Gessler, and C. Winkler. 2004. "her7 and hey1, but not lunatic fringe show dynamic expression during somitogenesis in medaka (Oryzias latipes)." Gene Expr Patterns 4 (5): 553-559.


  • Winkler, C., M. Schafer, J. Duschl, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2003. "Functional divergence of two zebrafish midkine growth factors following fish-specific gene duplication." Genome Res 13 (6A): 1067-1081.
  • Winkler, C., H. Elmasri, B. Klamt, J.N. Volff, and M. Gessler. 2003. "Characterization of hey bHLH genes in teleost fish." Dev Genes Evol 213 (11): 541-553.
  • Wagner, T.U., J. Renn, T. Riemensperger, J.N. Volff, R.W. Koster, R. Goerlich, M. Schartl, and C. Winkler. 2003. "The teleost fish medaka (Oryzias latipes) as genetic model to study gravity dependent bone homeostasis in vivo." Adv Space Res 32 (8): 1459-1465.
  • Volff, J.N., D. Zarkower, V.J. Bardwell, and M. Schartl. 2003. "Evolutionary dynamics of the DM domain gene family in metazoans." J Mol Evol 57 Suppl 1: S241-249.
  • Volff, J.N., and M. Schartl. 2003. "Evolution of signal transduction by gene and genome duplication in fish." J Struct Funct Genomics 3 (1-4): 139-150.
  • Volff, J.N., C. Korting, A. Froschauer, Q. Zhou, B. Wilde, C. Schultheis, Y. Selz, K. Sweeney, J. Duschl, K. Wichert, J. Altschmied, and M. Schartl. 2003. "The Xmrk oncogene can escape nonfunctionalization in a highly unstable subtelomeric region of the genome of the fish Xiphophorus." Genomics 82 (4): 470-479.
  • Volff, J.N., M. Kondo, and M. Schartl. 2003. "Medaka dmY/dmrt1Y is not the universal primary sex-determining gene in fish." Trends Genet 19 (4): 196-199.
  • Volff, J.N., L. Bouneau, C. Ozouf-Costaz, and C. Fischer. 2003. "Diversity of retrotransposable elements in compact pufferfish genomes." Trends Genet 19 (12): 674-678.
  • Veith, A.M., A. Froschauer, C. Korting, I. Nanda, R. Hanel, M. Schmid, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2003. "Cloning of the dmrt1 gene of Xiphophorus maculatus: dmY/dmrt1Y is not the master sex-determining gene in the platyfish." Gene 317 (1-2): 59-66.
  • Bouneau, L., C. Fischer, C. Ozouf-Costaz, A. Froschauer, O. Jaillon, J.P. Coutanceau, C. Korting, J. Weissenbach, A. Bernot, and J.N. Volff. 2003. "An active non-LTR retrotransposon with tandem structure in the compact genome of the pufferfish Tetraodon nigroviridis." Genome Res 13 (7): 1686-1695.


  • Volff, J.N., and M. Schartl. 2002. "Sex determination and sex chromosome evolution in the medaka, Oryzias latipes, and the platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus." Cytogenet Genome Res 99 (1-4): 170-177.
  • Kondo, M., A. Froschauer, A. Kitano, I. Nanda, U. Hornung, J.N. Volff, S. Asakawa, H. Mitani, K. Naruse, M. Tanaka, M. Schmid, N. Shimizu, M. Schartl, and A. Shima. 2002. "Molecular cloning and characterization of DMRT genes from the medaka Oryzias latipes and the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus." Gene 295 (2): 213-222.
  • Froschauer, A., C. Korting, T. Katagiri, T. Aoki, S. Asakawa, N. Shimizu, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2002. "Construction and initial analysis of bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) contigs from the sex-determining region of the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus." Gene 295 (2): 247-254.
  • Altschmied, J., J. Delfgaauw, B. Wilde, J. Duschl, L. Bouneau, J.N. Volff, and M. Schartl. 2002. "Subfunctionalization of duplicate mitf genes associated with differential degeneration of alternative exons in fish." Genetics 161 (1): 259-267.


  • Volff, J.N., and M. Schartl. 2001. "Variability of genetic sex determination in poeciliid fishes." Genetica 111 (1-3): 101-110.
  • Volff, J.N., C. Korting, A. Meyer, and M. Schartl. 2001. "Evolution and discontinuous distribution of Rex3 retrotransposons in fish." Mol Biol Evol 18 (3): 427-431.
  • Volff, J.N., C. Korting, A. Froschauer, K. Sweeney, and M. Schartl. 2001. "Non-LTR retrotransposons encoding a restriction enzyme-like endonuclease in vertebrates." J Mol Evol 52 (4): 351-360.
  • Volff, J.N., C. Korting, J. Altschmied, J. Duschl, K. Sweeney, K. Wichert, A. Froschauer, and M. Schartl. 2001. "Jule from the fish Xiphophorus is the first complete vertebrate Ty3/Gypsy retrotransposon from the Mag family." Mol Biol Evol 18 (2): 101-111.
  • Volff, J.N., U. Hornung, and M. Schartl. 2001. "Fish retroposons related to the Penelope element of Drosophila virilis define a new group of retrotransposable elements." Mol Genet Genomics 265 (4): 711-720.
  • Volff, J., C. Korting, and M. Schartl. 2001. "Ty3/Gypsy retrotransposon fossils in mammalian genomes: did they evolve into new cellular functions?" Mol Biol Evol 18 (2): 266-270.
  • Kirchner, J.M., V. Ivanova, A. Samson, V.N. Noskov, J.N. Volff, M.A. Resnick, and R.B. Walter. 2001. "Transformation-associated recombination (TAR) cloning of tumor-inducing Xmrk2 gene from Xiphophorus maculatus." Mar Biotechnol (NY) 3 (Supplement 1): S168-176.
  • Froschauer, A., C. Korting, W. Bernhardt, I. Nanda, M. Schmid, M. Schartl, and J.N. Volff. 2001. "Genomic plasticity and melanoma formation in the fish Xiphophorus." Mar Biotechnol (NY) 3 (Supplement 1): S72-80.


  • Volff, J. N., C. Korting, and M. Schartl. 2000. Multiple lineages of the non-LTR retrotransposon Rex1 with varying success in invading fish genomes. Mol Biol Evol 17:1673-1684.
  • Volff, J. N., and J. Altenbuchner. 2000. The 1-kb-repeat-encoded DNA-binding protein as repressor of an alpha-glucosidase operon flanking the amplifiable sequence AUD1 of Streptomyces lividans. Microbiology 146 ( Pt 4):923-933.
  • Volff, J. N., and J. Altenbuchner. 2000. A new beginning with new ends: linearisation of circular chromosomes during bacterial evolution. FEMS Microbiol Lett 186:143-150.
  • Nanda, I., J. N. Volff, S. Weis, C. Korting, A. Froschauer, M. Schmid, and M. Schartl. 2000. Amplification of a long terminal repeat-like element on the Y chromosome of the platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus. Chromosoma 109:173-180.
  • Altschmied, J., J. N. Volff, C. Winkler, H. Gutbrod, C. Korting, M. Pagany, and M. Schartl. 2000. Primary structure and expression of the xiphophorus DNA-(cytosine-5)-methyltransferase XDNMT-1. Gene 249:75-82.