Beemelmanns, C., Woznica, A., Alegado, R., Cantley, A., King, N., Clardy, J. (2014) Synthesis of the rosette-inducing factor RIF-1 and analogs. Journal of the American Chemical Society. In press.

Alegado, R.A. and King, N. (2014) Bacterial influences on animal origins. CSHL Perspectives. In press.



Burkhardt, P., Grønborg, M., McDonald, K., Sulur, T., Wang, Q. and King, N. (2014) Evolutionary insights into premetazoan functions of the neuronal protein Homer. Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu178

Dayel, M.J. and King, N. (2014) Prey capture and phagocytosis in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095577

Levin, T.C. and King, N. (2013) Evidence for sex and recombination in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Current Biology. 23: 2176-2180.

Richter, D.J. and King, N. (2013) The genomic and cellular foundations of animal origins. Annual Review of Genetics. 47: 509-537.

Arnau Sebé-Pedrós*, Pawel Burkhardt*, Núria Sánchez-Pons, Stephen R. Fairclough, B. Franz Lang, Nicole King# & Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo# (2013) Insights into the origin of metazoan filopodia and microvilli. MBE. 30:2013-23

Fairclough, S., Chen, Z., Kramer, E., Zhen, Q., Young, S., Robertson, H., Begovic, E., Richter, D.J., Russ, C., Westbrook, M.J., Manning, G., Lang, B.F., Haas, B., Nusbaum, C., King, N. (2013) Premetazoan genome evolution and the regulation of cell differentiation in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Genome Biology, 14:R15.

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Michael G. Hadfield, Thomas C. G. Bosch, Hannah V. Carey, Tomislav Domazet-Loso, Angela E. Douglas, Nicole Dubilier, Gerard Eberl, Tadashi Fukami, Scott F. Gilbert, Ute Hentschel, Nicole King, Staffan Kjelleberg, Andrew H. Knoll, Natacha Kremer, Sarkis K. Mazmanian, Jessica L. Metcalf, Kenneth Nealson, Naomi E. Pierce, John F. Rawls, Ann Reid, Edward G. Ruby, Mary Rumpho, Jon G. Sanders, Diethard Tautz, and Jennifer J. Wernegreen. (2013) Animals in a bacterial world, a new imperative for the life sciences. PNAS. 110: 3229–3236.

Alegado RA*, Brown LW*, Cao S, Dermenjian RK, Zuzow R, Fairclough SR, Clardy J§ and King N§ (2012) Bacterial regulation of colony development in the closest living relatives of animals. eLife. 1: e00013. eLife

Nichols SA, Roberts BW, Richter DJ, Fairclough SR and King N (2012) Origin of metazoan cadherin diversity and the antiquity of the classical cadherin/β-catenin complex. PNAS. 109(32):13046-51.

Alegado RA, Grabenstatter JD, Zuzow R, Morris A, Huang SY, Summons RE and King N (2012) Algoriphagus machipongonensis sp. nov. co-isolated with a colonial choanoflagellate. IJSEM. In press.

Dayel MJ, Alegado RA‡, Fairclough SR‡, Levin TC, Nichols SA, McDonald K and King N (2011) Cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the colony-forming choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosettaDevelopmental Biology. 357: 73-82.

Young S, Diolaiti D, Conacci-Sorrell M, Ruiz-Trillo I, Eisenman RN, and King N (2011) Premetazoan Ancestry of the Myc-Max Network. MBE. 28(10):2961-71

Alegado RA, Ferriera S, Nusbaum C, Young SK, Zeng C, Imamovic A, Fairclough SR, King N (2010) Complete Genome Sequence of Algoriphagus sp. PR1, Bacterial Prey of a Colony-forming Choanoflagellate. J Bact. 193(6):1485-6.

King N (2010) Nature and nurture in the evolution of cell biology. MBOC. 21: 3801-3802.

Fairclough SR, Dayel MJ, and King N (2010) Multicellular development in a choanoflagellate. Current Biology. 20: R875-R876.

Abedin M and King N (2010) Diverse evolutionary paths to cell adhesion. Trends in Cell Biology. 20: 734-742.

Sebé-Pedrós A, Roger AJ, Lang FB, King N, Ruiz-Trillo I. (2010) Ancient origin of the integrin-mediated adhesion and signaling machinery. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107: 10142-10147 .

Nichols SA, Dayel MJ, and King N (2009) Genomic, phylogenetic, and cell biological insights into metazoan origins in Animal Evolution: Genes, Genomes, Fossils and Trees (Ed. MJ Telford and DTJ Littlewood, Oxford University Press). pp. 24-32.

Andrew Grimson, Mansi Srivastava, Bryony Fahey, Ben J. Woodcroft, H. Rosaria Chiang, Nicole King, Bernard M. Degnan, Daniel S. Rokhsar & David P. Bartel (2008) Early origins and evolution of microRNAs and Piwi-interacting RNAs in animals. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature07415

King N, Young SL, Abedin M, Carr M, and Leadbeater BSC (2008) The choanoflagellates: heterotrophic nanoflagellates and the sister group of the Metazoa in Emerging Model Organisms (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press). v.1.

Robin B. Kodner, Roger E. Summons, Ann Pearson, Nicole King, and Andrew H. Knoll. (2008) Sterols in a unicellular relative of the metazoans. PNAS. 105(29):9897-902. PNAS

Wanqing Li, Susan L. Young, Nicole King, and W. Todd Miller. (2008) Signaling properties of a non-metazoan Src kinase and the evolutionary history of Src negative regulation. JBC. 283(22):15491-501. JBC

Nicole King, M. Jody Westbrook*, Susan L. Young*, Alan Kuo, Monika Abedin, Jarrod Chapman, Stephen Fairclough, Uffe Hellsten, Yoh Isogai, Ivica Letunic, Michael Marr, David Pincus, Nicholas Putnam, Antonis Rokas, Kevin J. Wright, Richard Zuzow, William Dirks, Matthew Good, David Goodstein, Derek Lemons, Wanqing Li, Jessica Lyons, Andrea Morris, Scott Nichols, Daniel J. Richter, Asaf Salamov, JGI Sequencing, Peer Bork, Wendell A. Lim, Gerard Manning, W. Todd Miller, William McGinnis, Harris Shapiro, Robert Tjian, Igor V. Grigoriev, Daniel Rokhsar. (2008) The genome of the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis and the origin of metazoans. Nature. 451: 783-788. Open access.

Monika Abedin and Nicole King. (2008) The premetazoan ancestry of cadherins. Science. 319(5865):946-948. Free access through this link.

Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Gertraud Burger, Peter W. H. Holland, Nicole King, B. Franz Lang, Andrew J. Roger and Michael W. Gray. (2007) The origins of multicellularity: a multi-taxon genome initiative. Trends in Genetics. 23(3):113-8. Pubmed

Nichols S.A., Dirks, W., Pearse, J.S., and King N. (2006) Early evolution of animal cell signaling and adhesion genes. PNAS. 103(33):12451-6. Pubmed

King, N. (2005) Choanoflagellates. Current Biology. 15(4):R113-4. Pubmed

King, N.(2004) The unicellular ancestry of animal development. Developmental Cell. 7: 313–325. Pubmed

Rokas, A., Williams, B.L., King, N., and Carroll, S.B. (2003) Genome scale approaches to resolving incongruence in molecular phylogenies. Nature. 425 (6960):798-804. Pubmed

King, N., Hittinger, C.T., and Carroll, S.B. (2003) Evolution of key cell signaling and adhesion protein families predates the origin of animals. Science. 301 (5631) : 361-363. Pubmed

Rokas, A.R., King, N., Finnerty, J.R., and Carroll, S.B. (2003) Conflicting phylogenetic signals at the base of the metazoan tree. Evolution and Development. 5(4): 346–359. Pubmed

King, N. (2002) Comparative biology and genomics join forces to decipher the diversity of life. Genome Biology. 3(8): reports4023.1-4023.2. Pubmed

King, N. and Carrroll, S.B. (2001) A receptor tyrosine kinase from choanoflagellates: Molecular insights into early animal evolution. PNAS. 98(26): 15032–15037. Pubmed