Ndhlovu A,, Durand, PM and Ramsey G. Programmed cell death as a black queen in microbial communities. Accepted. Molecular Ecology.
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.
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.
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.
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. atrg/10.2216/16-114.1
Durand, PM, Sym, S, and Michod, RE. (2016). Programmed cell death and complexity in microbial systems. Current Biology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Featherston, J, and Durand, PM (2012). Cooperation and conflict in cancer: An evolutionary perspective. South Afr J Sci, 108, 1–5.
Durand, PM, and Michod, RE. (2010). Genomics in the light of evolutionary transitions. Evolution, 64, 1533–1540.
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, 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