The GSA Journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, are proud to present our annual Spotlight booklets for research published in 2015. Each Spotlight is a showcase of the excellent research and scholarship published over the course of the year, along with a selection of striking images submitted by our authors.

Browse the 2015 GENETICS Spotlight.

Browse the 2015 G3 Spotlight.






Allelic Imbalance Is a Prevalent and Tissue-Specific Feature of the Mouse Transcriptome

Stefan F. Pinter, David Colognori, Brian J. Beliveau, Ruslan I. Sadreyev, Bernhard Payer, Eda Yildirim, Chao-ting Wu, Jeannie T. Lee

Genetics June, 2015 vol. 200:537-549



The Nature of Genetic Variation for Complex Traits Revealed by GWAS and Regional Heritability Mapping Analyses

Armando Caballero, Albert Tenesa, Peter D. Keightley

Genetics December, 2015 201:1601-1613



Adaptation, Clonal Interference, and Frequency-Dependent Interactions in a Long-Term Evolution Experiment with Escherichia coli

Rohan Maddamsetti, Richard E. Lenski, Jeffrey E. Barrick

Genetics June, 2015 200:619-631



A Novel Paradigm for Nonassociative Long-Term Memory in Drosophila: Predator-Induced Changes in Oviposition Behavior

Balint Z. Kacsoh, Julianna Bozler, Sassan Hodge, Mani Ramaswami, Giovanni Bosco

GENETICS April 2015 199:1143-1157



Dominance Genetic Variance for Traits Under Directional Selection in Drosophila serrata

Jacqueline L. Sztepanacz and Mark W. Blows

Genetics May 2015 200:371-384



Paramutation in Drosophila Requires Both Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Actors of the piRNA Pathway and Induces Cis-spreading of piRNA Production

Catherine Hermant, Antoine Boivin, Laure Teysset, Valérie Delmarre, Amna Asif-Laidin, Marius van den Beek, Christophe Antoniewski, Stéphane Ronsseray

Genetics December 2015 201:1381-1396



The Chromatin and Transcriptional Landscape of Native Saccharomyces cerevisiae Telomeres and Subtelomeric Domains

Aisha Ellahi, Deborah M. Thurtle, Jasper Rine

Genetics June 2015 200:505-521



Complementation of Yeast Genes with Human Genes as an Experimental Platform for Functional Testing of Human Genetic Variants

Akil Hamza, Erik Tammpere, Megan Kofoed, Christelle Keong, Jennifer Chiang, Guri Giaever, Corey Nislow, Philip Hieter

Genetics November 2015 201:1263-1274



Alternative Transposition Generates New Chimeric Genes and Segmental Duplications at the Maize p1 Locus

Dafang Wang, Chuanhe Yu, Tao Zuo, Jianbo Zhang, David F. Weber, Thomas Peterson

Genetics November 2015 201:925-935



What Do You Mean, “Epigenetic”?

Carrie Deans and Keith A. Maggert

Genetics April 2015 199:887-896



The Evolutionarily Stable Distribution of Fitness Effects

Daniel P. Rice, Benjamin H. Good, Michael M. Desai

Genetics May 2015 200:321-329


Allele Sharing and Evidence for Sexuality in a Mitochondrial Clade of Bdelloid Rotifers

Ana Signorovitch, Jae Hur, Eugene Gladyshev, Matthew Meselson

Genetics June 2015 200:581-590



Efficient Multiple-Trait Association and Estimation of Genetic Correlation Using the Matrix-Variate Linear Mixed Model

Nicholas A. Furlotte, Eleazar Eskin

Genetics May 2015 200:59-68



Genetic Diversity and Societally Important Disparities

Noah A. Rosenberg, Jonathan T. L. Kang

Genetics September 2015 201:1-12



Rapid and Precise Engineering of the Caenorhabditis elegans Genome with Lethal Mutation Co-Conversion and Inactivation of NHEJ Repair

Jordan D. Ward

Genetics February 1, 2015 vol. 199  no. 2 363-377


Dramatic Enhancement of Genome Editing by CRISPR/Cas9 Through Improved Guide RNA Design

Behnom Farboud, Barbara J. Meyer

Genetics April 1, 2015 vol. 199  no. 4 959-971


High Efficiency, Homology-Directed Genome Editing in Caenorhabditis elegans Using CRISPR-Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein Complexes

Alexandre Paix, Andrew Folkmann,  Dominique Rasoloson, Geraldine Seydoux

Genetics September 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 1 47-54


Streamlined Genome Engineering with a Self-Excising Drug Selection Cassette

Daniel J. Dickinson, Ariel M. Pani, Jennifer K. Heppert, Christopher D. Higgins, Bob Goldstein

Genetics August 1, 2015 vol. 200  no. 4 1035-1049


Efficient Genome Editing in Caenorhabditis elegans with a Toolkit of Dual-Marker Selection Cassettes

Adam D. Norris, Hyun-Min Kim, Mónica P. Colaiácovo, John A. Calarco

Genetics October 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 2 449-458


Targeted Chromosomal Translocations and Essential Gene Knockout Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology in Caenorhabditis elegans

Xiangyang Chen, Mu Li, Xuezhu Feng, Shouhong Guang

Genetics December 1, 2015 vol. 201  no. 4 1295-1306


The Functional Basis of Wing Patterning in Heliconius Butterflies: The Molecules Behind Mimicry

Marcus R. Kronforst, Riccardo Papa

Genetics May 1, 2015 200:1-19




A Genetic Screen for Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mutants That Fail to Enter Quiescence

Lihong Li, Shawna Miles, and Linda L. Breeden

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics August 2015 5:1783-1795



Systematic Evaluation of Drosophila CRISPR Tools Reveals Safe and Robust Alternatives to Autonomous Gene Drives in Basic Research

Fillip Port, Nadine Muschalik, and Simon L. Bullock

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics  July 2015 5:1493-1502


Global Diversity Lines–A Five-Continent Reference Panel of Sequenced Drosophila melanogaster Strains

Jennifer K. Grenier, J. Roman Arguello, Margarida Cardoso Moreira, Srikanth Gottipati, Jaaved Mohammed, Sean R. Hackett, Rachel Boughton, Anthony J. Greenberg, and Andrew G. Clark

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics  April 2015 5:593-603


A Genomic Selection Index Applied to Simulated and Real Data

Jesus Ceron-Rojas, José Crossa, Vivi N. Arief, Kaye Basford, Jessica Rutkoski, Diego Jarquín, Gregorio Alvarado, Yoseph Beyene, Kassa Semagn, and Ian DeLacy

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2155-2164


Fingerprinting Soybean Germplasm and Its Utility in Genomic Research

Qijian Song, David L. Hyten, Gaofeng Jia, Charles V. Quigley, Edward W. Fickus, Randall L. Nelson, and Perry B. Cregan

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:1999-2006


High-Resolution Linkage Map and Chromosome-Scale Genome Assembly for Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) from 10 Populations

International Cassava Genetic Map Consortium (ICGMC)

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics January 2015 5:133-144


Identification of New Players in Cell Division, DNA Damage Response, and Morphogenesis Through Construction of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Deletion Strains

Jun-Song Chen, Janel R. Beckley, Nathan A. McDonald, Liping Ren, MariaSanta Mangione, Sylvia J. Jang, Zachary C. Elmore, Nicole Rachfall, Anna Feoktistova, Christine M. Jones, Alaina H. Willet, Rodrigo Guillen, Danny A. Bitton, Jürg Bähler, Michael A. Jensen, Nick Rhind, and Kathleen L. Gould

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics March 2015 5:361-370


The Nature, Extent, and Consequences of Genetic Variation in the opa Repeats of Notch in Drosophila

Clinton Rice, Danielle Beekman, Liping Liu, and Albert Erives

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics November 2015 5:2405-2419


Quantitative Genetics of Migration-Related Traits in Rainbow and Steelhead Trout

Benjamin C. Hecht, Jeffrey J. Hard, Frank P. Thrower, and Krista M. Nichols

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:873-889


Analysis of Circadian Rhythms in the Basal Filamentous Ascomycete Pyronema confluens

Stefanie Traeger and Minou Nowrousian

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2061-2071


RNAseq Analysis Highlights Specific Transcriptome Signatures of Yeast and Mycelial Growth Phases in the Dutch Elm Disease Fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi

Martha Nigg, Jérôme Laroche, Christian R. Landry, and Louis Bernier

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics November 2015 5:2487-2495


SMRT Sequencing for Parallel Analysis of Multiple Targets and Accurate SNP Phasing

Xiaoge Guo, Kevin Lehner, Karen O’Connell, Jenny Zhang, Sandeep S. Dave, and Sue Jinks-Robertson

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics December 2015 5:2801-2808


Genetic Networks Required to Coordinate Chromosome Replication by DNA Polymerases α, δ, and ε in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Marion Dubarry, Conor Lawless, A. Peter Banks, Simon Cockell, and David Lydall

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics October 2015 5:2187-2197


A Powerful New Quantitative Genetics Platform, Combining Caenorhabditis elegans High-Throughput Fitness Assays with a Large Collection of Recombinant Strains

Erik C. Andersen, Tyler C. Shimko, Jonathan R. Crissman, Rajarshi Ghosh, Joshua S. Bloom, Hannah S. Seidel, Justin P. Gerke, and Leonid Kruglyak

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:911-920


A Multifunctional Mutagenesis System for Analysis of Gene Function in Zebrafish

Helen Ngoc Bao Quach, Shijie Tao, Pavle Vrljicak, Adita Joshi, Hua Ruan, Rashmi Sukumaran, Gaurav K. Varshney, Matthew C. LaFave, The Ds Screen Team, Shawn M. Burgess, Christoph Winkler, Alexander Emelyanov, Sergey Parinov, and Karuna Sampath

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics June 2015 5:1283-1299


Whole-Exome Sequencing and Targeted Copy Number Analysis in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Christian R. Marshall, Stephen W. Scherer, Maimoona A. Zariwala, Lynette Lau, Tara A. Paton, Tracy Stockley, Rebekah K. Jobling, Peter N. Ray, Michael R. Knowles, FORGE Canada Consortium, David A. Hall, Sharon D. Dell, and Raymond H. Kim

G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics August 2015 5:1775-1781



A Multipurpose, High-Throughput Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Chip for the Dengue and Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Benjamin R. Evans, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Lin Hou, Carolyn McBride, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Hongyu Zhao, and Jeffrey R. Powell

G3:Genes|Genomes|Genetics May 2015 5:711-718