Publications

2014 

Bressan J, Benz M, Oettler J, Heinze J, Hartenstein V & Sprecher SG (2014). A map of brain neuropils and fiber systems in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. (online doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00166.

Klein M, Afonso B, Ashley J. Vonner AJ, Hernandez-Nunez L, Berck M, Tabone CJ, Kane EA, Pieribone VA, Nitabach MN, Cardona A, Zlatic M, Sprecher SG, Gershow M, Garrity PA & Samuel ADT (2014). Sensory determinants of behavioral dynamics in Drosophila thermotaxis. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416212112.

Brauchle M, Hansen S, Caussinus E, Lenard A, Ochoa-Espinosa A, Oliver Scholz, Sprecher SG, Plückthun A & Affolter M (2014). Protein interference applications in cellular and developmental biology using DARPins that recognize GFP and mCherry. Biology Open BIO201410041 (online doi:10.1242/bio.201410041).

Pauls D, von Essen A, Lyutova R, van Giesen L, Rosner R, Wegener C & Sprecher SG (2014). Potency of Transgenic Effectors for Neurogenetic Manipulation in Drosophila Larvae. Genetics (online doi:10.1534/genetics.114.172023). 

Diegelmann S & Sprecher SG (2014). An epigenetic way to forget those painful memories. Trends in Neurosciences 37(6): 245-246.

Sprecher SG (2014). Brain Development: methods and protocols. ISBN 9781627036542, Humana Press, New York 

2013

Farca-Luna AJ & Sprecher SG (2013). Plasticity in the Drosophila laraval visual system. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 7:105, doi: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00105.

Bürgy-Roukala E, Miellet S, Mishra AK & Sprecher SG (2013). Early eye development: specification and determination. In Molecular genetics of axial patterning, growth and disease in the Drosophila eye (eds Singh A & Kango-Singh M), pp 1-36, DOI: 10.10.1007/978-1-4614-8232-1_1, Springer, New York.  

Mishra AK, Tsachaki M, Rister J, Ng J, Celik A & Sprecher SG (2013). Binary cell fate decisions and fate transformation in the Drosophila larval eye. PLoS Genetics 9(12):e1004027 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004027).

Kane EA, Gershow M, Afonso B, Larderet I, Klein M, Carter AR, de Bivort BL, Sprecher SG, Samuel AD. (2013). Sensorimotor structure of Drosophila larva phototaxis. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA) 110: E3868-E3877, doi:10.1073/pnas.1215295110.

De Vaux V, Pfefferli C, Passannante M, Belhaj K, von Essen A, Sprecher SG, Müller F, Wicky C. (2013).
The C. elegans LET-418/Mi2 plays a conserved role in lifespan regulation. Ageing Cell 12: 1012-1020.

Egger B, Van Giesen L, Moraru M & Sprecher SG (2013). In vitro imaging of primary neural cell culture from Drosophila. Nature Protocols 8: 958-965.

Farca Luna A, von Essen AM, Widmer Y & Sprecher SG (2012), Light preference assay to study innate and circadian regulated photobehavior in Drosophilalarvae. J. Vis. Exp. (74), e50237, doi:10.3791/50237 (2013).  

2012 

Louis M, Phillips M, Lopez-Matas M & Specher S (2012). Behavioral analysis of navigation behaviors in the Drosophila larva in "Neuromethods" Vol 69, 163-199, ed Hassan BA, Springer.

Huser A, Rohwedder A, Maiolo EM, Selcho M, Pauls D, von Essen AM, Gupta T, Sprecher SG, Birman S, Riemensperger T, Stocker RF and Thum AS (2012). The Serotonergic Central Nervous System of the Drosophila Larva: Anatomy and Behavioral Function. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47518. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047518.

Moraru M, Egger B, Bao DB and Sprecher SG (2012). Analysis of cell identity, morphology, apoptosis and mitotic activity in a primary neural cell culture system in DrosophilaNeural Development 7:14 (online).

Keene AC & Sprecher SG (2012). Seeing the light: Photobehavior in fruit fly larvae. Trends in Neurosciences 35: 104-110.

Sprecher SG (2012). "Drosophila neural development"  In: eLS,  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000791.pub2 .

Tsachaki M & Sprecher SG (2012). Genetic and developmental mechanisms underlying the formation of the Drosophila compound eye. Developmental Dynamics 241:40-56.

2011 

Von Essen AHJ, Pauls D, Thum AS & Sprecher SG (2011) Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila larvae. Behavioral Neuroscience 125: 921-929. 

Vasiliauskas D, Mazzoni EO, Sprecher SG, Brodetskiy K, Johnston RJ, Lidder P, Vogt N, Celik A & Desplan C (2011). Feedback from Rhodopsin protein controls rhodopsin exclusion in Drosophila photoreceptors. Nature 479: 108-112.

Sprecher SG, Cardona A & Hartenstein V (2011). The Drosophila larval visual system: High-resolution analysis of a simple visual neuropil. Developmental Biology 358: 33-43.  

Keene A, Mazzoni E, Zhen J, Younger M, Yamaguchi S, Blau J, Desplan C & Sprecher SG (2011). Distinct visual pathways mediate Drosophila larval light avoidance and circadian clock entrainment. J Neuroscience 31: 6527-6534. Use this link to download the supplemental data.

Diaz NN & Sprecher SG (2011). Photoreceptors: unconventional ways of seeing. Current Biology 21: R25-27.  

2009 

Sprecher SG (2009). "Developmental regulation of sensory receptor gene expression". in "Developmental Gene Expression Regulation" ed. Kurzfield NC, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

Sprecher SG & Desplan C (2009). "Development of the Drosophila eye, from precursor specification to terminal differentiation". In "Animal models for eye research" eds Tsonis PA & Wittbrodt J, Elsevier. 

Sprecher SG (2009). "Evolution of the brain in Urbilateria". In "Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience" eds  Binder MD, Hirsch CM & Nobutaka H, Springer. 

Sprecher S & Desplan C (2009). Plasticity of terminally differentiated neurons by switching rhodopsin expression. J Neurogenetics 23: S22. 

2008 

Sprecher SG and Desplan C (2008). Switch of rhodopsin expression in terminally differentiated Drosophila sensory neurons.
Nature 454: 33-537

2007 

Sprecher SG, Pichaud F & Desplan C (2007). Adult and larval photoreceptors use different mechanisms to specify the same Rhodopsin fates
Genes and Development 21: 2182-2195.

Sprecher SG, Reichert H and Hartenstein V (2007). Gene expression patterns in primary neuronal clusters of the Drosophila embryonic brain. Gene Expression Patterns 7: 584-595.

2006 

Sprecher SG, Urbach R, Technau GM, Rijli FM, Reichert H & Hirth F (2006). The columnar gene vnd is required for tritocerebral neuromere formation during embryonic brain development of DrosophilaDevelopment 133: 4331-4339.

Sprecher SG & Hirth F (2006). The dorsoventral patterning gene msh is required for tritocerebral neuromere formation during embryonic brain development of Drosophila. Developmental Dynamics 235: 2920-2929.

Meier S, Sprecher SG, Reichert H & Hirth F (2006). Ventral veins lacking is required for specification of the tritocerebrum in embryonic brain development of Drosophila. Mechanisms of Development 123: 76-83.

2004 

Sprecher SG, Müller M, Kammermeier L, Miller D, Kaufman TC, Reichert H & Hirth F (2004). Hox gene cross-regulatory interactions in the embryonic brain of DrosophilaMechanisms of Development 121: 527-536.

2003  

Sprecher SG, Galle S & Reichert H (2003). Substrate specificity and juvenile Faviid predominance of coral colonization at the Maldive Islands following the 1998 bleaching event. Coral Reefs 22: 130-132.

Sprecher SG. & Reichert H (2003). The urbilaterian brain: developmental insights into the evolutionary origin of the brain in insects and vertebrates. Arthropod Struct Dev, 32: 141-156. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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