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Zattara, EE, FA Fernández-Álvarez, TC Hiebert, AE Bely, and JL Norenburg (2019). A phylum-wide survey reveals multiple independent gains of head regeneration in Nemertea. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 286: 20182524. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2524
Boilly, B, Boilly-Marer, Y, and AE Bely (2017). Regulation of dorso-ventral polarity by the nerve cord during annelid regeneration: a review of experimental evidence. Regeneration 4:54–68. DOI: 10.1002/reg2.78
Goodheart, JA and AE Bely (2017). Sequestration of nematocysts by divergent cnidarian predators: mechanism, function, and evolution. Invertebrate Biology. 136(1): 75–91. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12154
Zattara, EE and AE Bely (2016). Phylogenetic distribution of regeneration and asexual reproduction in Annelida: regeneration is ancestral and fission evolves in regenerative clades. Invertebrate Biology. 135(4): 400-414. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12151.
Özpolat, BD, ES Sloane, EE Zattara, and AE Bely (2016). Plasticity and regeneration of gonads in the annelid Pristina leidyi. EvoDevo 7(1):22. (DOI: 10.1186/s13227-016-0059-1)
Özpolat, BD and AE Bely (2016). Developmental and molecular biology of annelid regeneration: a comparative review of recent studies. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 40:144–153 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2016.07.010)
Ames, CL, JF Ryan, AE Bely, P Cartwright, AG Collins (2016). A new transcriptome and transcriptome profiling of adult and larval tissue in the box jellyfish Alatina alata: an emerging model for studying venom, vision and sex. BMC Genomics 17:650. (DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-2944-3)
Zattara, EE, KW Turlington, and AE Bely (2016). Long-term time-lapse live imaging reveals extensive cell migration during annelid regeneration. BMC Developmental Biology 16:6. (DOI: 10.1186/s12861-016-0104-2) (Selected as “Recommended: Exceptional” by Faculty of 1000 in Developmental Biology)
Özpolat, BD and AE Bely (2015). Gonad establishment during asexual reproduction in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Developmental Biology. 405: 123-136. (DOI:10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.06.001)
Zattara, EE and AE Bely (2015). Fine taxonomic sampling of nervous systems within Naididae (Annelida: Clitellata) reveals evolutionary lability and revised homologies of annelid neural components. Frontiers in Zoology.12:8. (DOI: 10.1186/s12983-015-0100-6)
Bely, AE, EE Zattara, and JM Sikes (2014). Regeneration in spiralians: evolutionary patterns and developmental processes. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 58: 623-634. (DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.140142ab)
Bely, AE (2014). Early events in annelid regeneration: a cellular perspective. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54(4): 688-699. (DOI: 10.1093/icb/icu109)
Zattara, EE and AE Bely (2013). Investment choices in post-embryonic development: quantifying interactions among growth, regeneration, and asexual reproduction in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 320B: 471-488. (DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22523)
Lewis, C, B Bentlage, A Yanagihara, W Gillan, J van Blerk, D Keil, AE Bely, AG Collins. (2013). Redescription of Alatina alata (Reynaud 1830) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Zootaxa 3737(4): 473-487.
Nyberg, KG, MA Conte, JL Kostyun, A Forde, and AE Bely (2012). Transcriptome characterization via 454 pyrosequencing of the annelid Pristina leidyi, an emerging model for studying the evolution of regeneration. BMC Genomics 13:287. (DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-13-287; PMID: 22747785)
Zattara, E.E. and A.E. Bely (2011). Evolution of a novel developmental trajectory: fission is distinct from regeneration in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Evolution & Development 13: 80-95
Bely, A.E. (2010). Evolutionary loss of animal regeneration: pattern and process. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 515-527
Bely, A.E. and K.G. Nyberg (2010). Evolution of animal regeneration: re-emergence of a field. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25:161-170. (This review was highlighted in a Science News feature on the evolution of regeneration.)
Bely, A.E. and J.M. Sikes (2010). Latent regeneration abilities persist following recent evolutionary loss in asexual annelids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:1464-1469. (This work was highlighted in a Science News feature on the evolution of regeneration.)
Bely, A.E. and J.M. Sikes (2010). Acoel and platyhelminth models for stem-cell research. Journal of Biology 9:14.
Sikes, J.M. and A.E. Bely (2010). Making heads from tails: development of a reversed anterior-posterior axis during budding in an acoel. Developmental Biology 338:86-97.
Sikes, J.M. and A.E. Bely (2008). Radical modification of the A-P axis and the evolution of asexual reproduction in Convolutriloba acoels. Evolution & Development 10:619-631.
Bely, A.E. (2006). Distribution of segment regeneration ability in the Annelida. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 46(4): 508-518.
Bely, A.E. and D.A. Weisblat (2006). Lessons from leeches: a call for DNA barcoding in the lab. Evolution & Development. 8(6): 491-501.
Siddall, M.E., A.E. Bely, and E. Borda (2006). “Hirudinida” In Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Annelida (Rouse, G. and F. Pleijel, eds). Science Publishers: Enfield, NH. Pp. 393-429.
Bely, A.E. and G.A. Wray (2004). Molecular phylogeny of naidid worms (Annelida: Clitellata) based on cytochrome oxidase I. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30:50-63.
Bely, A.E. and G.A. Wray (2001). Evolution of regeneration and fission in annelids: insights from engrailed- and orthodenticle- class gene expression. Development128:2781-2791.
Huang, F.Z., A.E. Bely and D.A. Weisblat (2001). Stochastic WNT-signaling between non-equivalent cells regulates adhesion but not fate in the 2-cell leech embryo. Current Biology 11:1-7.
Bely, A.E. (1999). Decoupling of fission and regenerative capabilities in an asexual oligochaete. Hydrobiologia 406:243-251.
Wray, G.A. and A.E. Bely (1994). The evolution of echinoderm development is driven by several distinct factors. Development Supplement: 97-106
Sobczyk, A., A. Bely, N. Tandeau de Marsac and J. Houmard (1994). A phosphorylated DNA-binding protein is specific for the red light signal during complementary chromatic adaptation in cyanobacteria. Molecular Microbiology 13: 875-885.
Poff, N.L., M.A. Palmer, P.L. Angermeier, R.L. Vadas, C.C. Hakenkamp, A. Bely, P. Arensburger and A. P. Martin (1993). Size structure of the metazoan community in a Piedmont stream. Oecologia 95: 202-209.
Palmer, M.A., A.E. Bely and K.E. Berg (1991). Response of invertebrates to lotic disturbances: a test of the hyporheic refuge hypothesis. Oeocologia 89: 182-194.