PRIMO publications:

Tilahun B, Tesfaye A, Muleta D, Terefework Z, Bahiru A, Wessel G (2018) Isolation and Molecular Identification of lactic acid Bacteria using 16s rDNA from Fermented Teff (Eragrostis teff (Zucc.))  Dough.  International Journal of Food Science in press


Fresques T, Wessel GM (2018). Nodal induces sequential restriction of germ cell factors during primordial germ cell specification. Development Jan 22;145(2). pii: dev155663. doi: 10.1242/dev.155663. PMCID:PMC5825842


Niikura K, Alam S, Naruse M, Jimbo M, Moriyama H, Reich A, Wessel GM, Matsumoto M (2017). Protein Kinase A Activity Leads to the Extension of the Acrosomal Process in Starfish Sperm Molecular Reproduction and Development Jul;84(7):614-625. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22824. Epub 2017 Jun 19.


Schudrowitz N, Takagi S, Wessel G, Yajima M. (2017). The germline factor DDX4 functions in blood-derived cancer cell phenotypes. Cancer Science Aug;108(8):1612-1619. doi: 10.1111/cas.13299. Epub 2017 Jul 11.


Shevidi S, Uchida A, Schudrowitz N, Wessel GM, Yajima M (2017). Single nucleotide editing without DNA cleavage using CRISPR/Cas9-deaminase in the sea urchin embryo. Developmental Dynamics 246:1036-1046. DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.24586 PMCID: PMC5872153


Bucci C, Francoeur M, McGreal J, Smolowitz R, Zazueta-Novoa V, Wessel GM, Gomez-Chiarri M. (2017) Sea Star Wasting Disease in Asterias forbesi along the Atlantic Coast of North America. PLoS ONE 12(12):e0188523. 10.1371/journal.pone.0188523 PMCID:PMC5724889

Oulhen N, Swartz Z, Laird J, Mascaro A, Wessel GM (2017). Transient Translational Quiescence in Primordial Germ Cells.  Development 144, 1201-1210 doi:10.1242/dev.144170


Brayboy LM, Oulhen N,  Long S, Voigt N, Raker C, Wessel GM (2017).Multidrug Resistance Transporter-1 and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein protect against ovarian toxicity, and are essential in ovarian physiology. Reproductive Toxicology 69: 121-131.


Oulhen N, Wessel GM (2016). Albinism as a visual, in vivo guide for CRISPR/Cas9 functionality in the sea urchin embryo. Molecular Reproduction and Development 2016 Dec;83(12):1046-1047. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22757.


Oulhen N, Heyland A, Carrier T, Zazueta-Novoa V, Fresques T, Laird J, Onorato T, Janies D, Wessel GM (2016). Regeneration in bipinnaria larvae of the bat star Patiria miniata induces rapid and broad new gene expression. Mechanisms of Development 142: 10-21. doi: 10.1016/j.mod.2016.08.003.


Oulhen N, Wessel GM (2016). Differential Nanos 2 protein stability results in selective germ cell accumulation in the sea urchin. Developmental Biology  418: 146-156 doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.07.007 PMCID: PMC5031544


Zazueta-Novoa, V, Onorato T, Luis Reyes Chavez G, Oulhen N, Wessel GM (2016) The complexity of yolk proteins and their dynamics in the sea star, Patiria miniata. Biological Bulletin Jun;230 (3):209-19. PMCID: PMC5103698 DOI: 10.1086/BBLv230n3p209


Fresques T, Swartz Z, Juliano C, Morino Y, Kikuchi M, Akasaka K, Wada H, Yajima M, Wessel GM (2016). The Diversity of Nanos Expression in Echinoderm Embryos Supports Different Mechanisms in Germ Cell Specification. Evolution & Development Jul;18(4):267-78. DOI:10.1111/ede.12197 PMCID: PMC4943673


Poon J, Wessel GM, Yajima M (2016).An unregulated regulator: Vasa expression in the development of somatic cells and in tumorigenesis. Developmental Biology 415: 24-32. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.05.012


Wessel GM (2016).Germ line mechanics – and unfinished business. In “Essays of Developmental Biology” (Ed. P. Wassarman) Current Topics in Developmental Biology Volume 117:553-66. doi: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2015.11.030. Epub 2016 Jan 7. Elsevier Press, Amsterdam


Dresselhaus T, Sprunck S, Wessel GM (2016). Fertilization mechanisms in flowering plants. Current Biology 26(3):R125-39. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.032.


Brayboy LM, Wessel GM (2016). The double-edged sword of the mammalian oocyte – advantages, drawbacks, and approaches for basic and clinical single cell analysis. Molecular Human Reproduction 22(4):311-318. doi:10.1093/molehr/gaw020 PMCID:PMC4767051


Reich A, Dunn C, Akasaka K, Wessel GM. (2015).Phylogenetic Analyses of Echinodermata Support the Sister Groups of Asterozoa and Echinozoa. PLoS One Mar 20; 10(3);e0119627. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119627.  PMCID:PMC4368666


Yajima M, Wessel GM (2015).Essential elements for translation: the germ line factor, Vasa, functions broadly in somatic cells. Development 142(11):1960-70. doi: 10.1242/dev.118448. PMCID:PMC4460737


Swartz SZ, Wessel GM. (2015). Germ Line Versus Soma in the Transition from Egg to Embryo. In “The Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition” (Ed. H. Lipshitz) Current Topics in Developmental Biology V. 113. Elsevier Press, Amsterdam. Chapter 32.


Kelel M, Abera G Yisma A, Molla B, Gebre N, Adugna T, Wessel G (2014). Isolation of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from Acacia tree rhizosphere soil. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 4: 9-13. 


Angione S, Oulhen N, Brayboy L, Tripathi A, Wessel GM (2014). Simple Perfusion Apparatus (SPA) for Manipulation, Tracking, and Study of Oocytes and Embryos.  Fertility and Sterility 103(1):281-290.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.09.039. PMCID:PMC4768872


Ramos I, Wessel G. (2014). Two-pore Channels (TPCs) function in calcium regulation in sea star oocytes and embryos. Development 141(23):4598-609. doi: 10.1242/dev.113563. PMCID: PMC4302940


Kelel, M, Temam S, Mandefro A, Asfaw F, Wessel GM (2014). Bovine Tuberculosis Prevalence in Slaughtered Cattle at Gondar Elfora Abattoir, Based on Meat Inspection and Microscopic Methods. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research 9 (5): 114-119.


Swartz SZ, Reich AM, Oulhen N, Raz T, Milos PM, Campanale JP, Hamdoun A, Wessel GM. (2014). Deadenylase depletion protects inherited mRNAs in primordial germ cells. Development 141(16):3134-42. doi: 10.1242/dev.110395. PMCID:PMC4197533


Zazueta V, Wessel GM (2014). Protein degradation machinery is present broadly during early development in the sea urchin. Gene Expression Patterns 15(2):135-41. doi: 10.1016/j.gep.2014.06.002. PMCID: PMC4125525


Yewhalaw D, Kelel M, Getu E, Temam S, Wessel G. (2014). Blood meal sources and sporozoite rates of Anophelines in Gilgel-Gibe dam area, Southwestern Ethiopia. African Journal of Vector Biology September 2014


Oulhen N, Xu D, Wessel GM (2014). Conservation of sequence and function in fertilization of the cortical granule serine protease in echinoderms. BBRC 450: 1135-1141. PMCID:PMC4133295


Campanela J, Oulhen N, Wessel G, Hamdoun A (2014).  Migration of sea urchin primordial germ cells. Developmental Dynamics 243: 917-27.  PMCID: PMC4164171


Oulhen N, Onorato T, Ramos I, Wessel GM (2014). Dysferlin is essential for endocytosis in the sea star oocyte. Developmental Biology 388: 94-102. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.12.018. PMCID: PMC3982204


Yajima M, Gustafson EA, Song JL, Wessel GM (2014). Piwi regulates Vasa accumulation during embryogenesis in the sea urchin. Developmental Dynamics 243:451–458. PMCID: PMC4018429


Juliano CE, Reich A, Liu N, Götzfried J, Zhon M, Uman S, Reenan, R, Wessel GM, Steele RE, Lin H (2014). PIWI-piRNA pathway function in Hydra somatic stem cells Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 1 (2014): 337–342. doi:10.1073/pnas.1320965111 PMCID: PMC3890812