Book
Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death (2020) University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226747767
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History and Philosophy of Life Science Journal (reviewed by Javier Suárez 
Jagiellonian University)
;
Choice Pick (reviewed by S. K. Sommers Smith, Boston University);
Allegra laboratory;
Philosophical papers;   


Reviewed Publications
Barreto Filho M, et al. Programmed cell death in the coccoid green microalga Ankistrodesmus densus Korshikov (Sphaeropleales, Selenastraceae). (2021). Eur Journal of Phycology https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2021.1938240

Ndhlovu A, Durand, PM and Ramsey G. Programmed cell death as a black queen in microbial communities. (2021). Molecular Ecology. 30(5): 1110-1119. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mec.15757

​​Durand, P. M., Barreto Filho, M. M., & Michod, R. E. (2019). Cell Death in Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 92(4): 651–662. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31866780/ 

Sathe, S., Orellana, M. V., Baliga, N. S., & Durand, P. M. (2019). Temporal and metabolic overlap between lipid accumulation and programmed cell death due to nitrogen starvation in the unicellular chlorophyte Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Phycological Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12368

Durand, P. M., & Ramsey, G. (2018). The Nature of Programmed Cell Death. Biological Theory, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13752-018-0311-0

Desnitskiy, A.G., Sym, S.D., and Durand, P.M. (2018). On the contribution of Mary Agard Pocock to developmental biology research of the genus Volvox L. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2018.1534761

Featherston, J, Arakaki, Y, Hanschen, E. R, Ferris, P. J, Michod. R. E, Olson, B. J. S. C, Nozaki, H, and Durand, P. (2018). The 4-celled Tetrabaena socialis nuclear genome reveals the essential components for genetivc control of cell number at the origin of multicellularity in the volvocine lineage. Molecular Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msx332

Arakaki, Y, Fujiwara, T, Kawai-Toyooka, H, Kawafune, K, Featherston, J, Durand, P.M, Miyagishima, S.Y and Nozaki, H. (2017). Evolution of cytokinesis-related protein localization during the emergence of multicellularity in volvocine green algae. BMC evolutionary biology, 17(1), p.243. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-1091-z

Dhar, N, Weinberg, M, Michod, RE, and Durand, PM. (2017). Molecular trade-offs in RNA ligases affected the modular emergence of complex ribozymes at the origin of life. Royal Soc OS, 4: 170376.  https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170376

Ndhlovu, A, Dhar, N, Garg, N, Xuma, T, Sym, S, Pitcher, GC, and Durand, PM. (2017). A red tide forming dinoflagellate Prorocentrum triestinum: identification, phylogeny, and impacts on St Helena Bay, South Africa. Phycologia, 56, 649-665. https://doi.o atrg/10.2216/16-114.1
 
Durand, PM, Sym, S, and Michod, RE. (2016). Programmed cell death and complexity in microbial systems. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.057

Featherston, J, Arakaki, Y, Nozaki, H, Durand, PM & Smith, DR. (2016). Inflated organelle genomes and a circular-mapping mtDNA probably existed at the origin of coloniality in volvocine green algae. European Journal of Phycology, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2016.1198830

Hanschen, ER, Marriage, TN, Ferris, PJ, Hamaji, T, Toyoda, A, Fujiyama, A, et al. (2016). The Gonium pectorale genome demonstrates the co-option of cell cycle regulation during the evolution of multicellularity. Nature Communications, 7:11370. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11370.

Sathe, S and Durand, PM. (2015). Cellular aggregation in Chlamydomonas (Chlorophyceae) is chimaeric and depends on traits like cell size and motility. European Jour Phycol, 1–10.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1107759

Ndhlovu, A, Hazelhurst, S, and Durand, PM. (2015). Robust sequence alignment using evolutionary rates coupled with an amino acid substitution matrix. BMC Bioinformatics, 16, 255. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-015-0688-8

Sathe, S and Durand, PM. (2015). A low cost, non-toxic biological method for harvesting algal biomass. Algal Res, 11, 169–172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2015.06.021

Ndhlovu, A, Durand, PM, and Hazelhurst, S. (2015). EvoDB: a database of evolutionary rate profiles, associated protein domains, and phylogenetic trees for PFAM-A. Databases, 2015, bav065. https://doi.org/10.1093/database/bav065

Del Vasto, M, Figueroa-Martinez, F, Featherston, J, Gonzalez, M.A, Reyes-Prieto, A, Durand, PM, and Smith, DR. (2015). Massive and widespread organelle genomic expansion in the green algal genus Dunaliella. Genome Biol Evol, 7, 656–663. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evv027

Durand, PM, Choudhury, R, Rashidi, A, and Michod, RE. (2014). Programmed death in a unicellular organism has species-specific fitness effects. Biol Lett, 10, 20131088. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.1088

Pepper, JW, Shelton, DE, Rashidi, A and Durand, PM. (2013). Are internal, death-promoting mechanisms ever adaptive? J Phylogenet Evol Biol, 1, 113. https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-9002.1000113

Orellana, MV, Pang, WL, Durand, PM, Whitehead, K and Baliga, NS. (2013). A Role for Programmed Cell Death in the Microbial Loop. PLoS ONE, 8, 62595. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0062595

Smith, DR, Hamaji T, Olson, BJ, Durand, PM, Ferris, P, Michod, RE, Featherston, J, Nozaki, H and Keeling, PJ. (2013). Organelle genome complexity scales positively with organism size in volvocine green algae. Mol Biol Evol, mst002. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/mst002

Kay, P, Choudhury, R, Nel, M, Orellana, MV, and Durand, PM. (2013). Multicolour flow cytometry analyses and autofluorescence in chlorophytes: lessons from programmed cell death studies in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Appl Phycol, 25, 1473–1482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-013-9988-4

Featherston, J, and Durand, PM (2012). Cooperation and conflict in cancer: An evolutionary perspective. South Afr J Sci, 108, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i9/10.1002

Engelbrecht, D, Durand, PM and Coetzer, TL. (2012). On programmed cell death in Plasmodium falciparum: status quo. J Trop Med, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/646534

Durand, PM, and Michod, RE. (2011). What is life and why, how and when did it begin? J Cosmol, 64, 1533–40. 

Durand, PM, and Coetzer, TL. (2011). Evolutionary biology and drug development. In: Drug Discovery (Ed. Kapetanovic, IM). INTECH ISBN 978-953-307-615-7. https://doi.org/10.5772/28465

Durand, PM, Rashidi, A, and Michod, RE. (2011). How an organism dies affects the fitness of its neighbors. Am Nat, 177, 224–232. https://doi.org/10.1086/657686

Nedelcu, AM, Driscoll, WW, Durand, PM, Herron, MD and Rashidi, A. (2011). On the paradigm of altruistic suicide in the unicellular world. Evolution, 65, 3–20. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01103.x

Durand, PM, and Michod, RE. (2010). Genomics in the light of evolutionary transitions. Evolution, 64, 1533–1540. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00907.x

Durand, PM, Hazelhurst, S, and Coetzer, T. (2010). Evolutionary rates at codon sites may be used to align sequences and infer protein domain function. BMC Bioinformatics, 11, 151. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-11-151

Durand, PM, Naidoo, K, and Coetzer, TL. (2008). Evolutionary patterning: a novel approach to the identification of potential drug target sites in Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS One, 3, e3685. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003685

Durand, PM, and Coetzer, TL. (2008). Hereditary red cell disorders and malaria resistance. Haematologica, 93, 961–963. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.13371

Durand, PM, and Coetzer, TL. (2008). Pyruvate kinase deficiency protects against malaria in humans. Haematologica, 93, 939–940. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.12450

Durand, PM, and Coetzer, TL. (2008). Utility of computational methods to identify the apoptosis machinery in unicellular eukaryotes. Bioinform Biol Insights, 2, 101. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2735952/ 

Durand, PM, and Coetzer, TL. (2008). Pyruvate kinase deficiency in a South African kindred caused by a 1529A mutation in the PK-LR gene. South Afr Med J, 98, 456–457.http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/626
 
Durand, PM, Oelofse, AJ, and Coetzer, TL. (2006). An analysis of mobile genetic elements in three Plasmodium species and their potential impact on the nucleotide composition of the P. falciparum genome. BMC Genomics, 7, 282. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-7-282

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