1. miRNA-like secondary structures in maize (Zea mays) genes and transposable elements correlate with small RNAs, methylation, and expression.
      Martin, G., Solares, E. A., Guadardo-Mendez**, J., Muyle, A., Bousios, A., Gaut, B. S. (2023).
      Genome Research; doi:
    2. Sex-linked gene traffic underlies the acquisition of sexually dimorphic UV color vision in Heliconius butterflies
      Chakraborty, M., Lara, A. G., Dang, A., McCulloch, K. J., Rainbow, D. Carter, D., Ngo, L. T., Solares, E., Said, I., Corbett-Detig, R., Gilbert, L. E., Emerson, J.J., Briscoe, A. D. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120(33).
    3. Cycles of heat exposure elevate metabolic enzyme genes and alters digestion in mussels.
      Grace, C., Gracey, A. Y., Solares, E., Wehrle, B. A., & Connor, K. M. (2023). Frontiers in Marine Science, 10.
    4. Insights into the domestication of avocado and potential genetic contributors to heterodichogamy
      Solares E, Morales-Cruz A, Figueroa Balderas R, Focht E, Ashworth V. E. T. M., Wyant S, Minio A, Cantu D, Arpaia ML, Gaut BS
      G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics,
    5. HapSolo: an optimization approach for removing secondary haplotigs during diploid genome assembly and scaffolding
      EA Solares, Y Tao, AD Long, BS Gaut, BMC bioinformatics 22 (1), 1-17; doi:
    6. The population genetics of structural variants in grapevine domestication
      Y Zhou, A Minio, M Massonnet, E Solares, Y Lv, T Beridze, D Cantu, …, Nature plants 5 (9), 965-979; doi:
    7. Rapid Low-Cost Assembly of the Drosophila melanogaster Reference Genome Using Low-Coverage, Long-Read Sequencing
      Solares, E. A., Chakraborty, M., Miller, D. E., Kalsow, S., Hall, K., Perera, AG…,  G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 8 (10), 3143-3154; doi:
    8. Rapid Functional and Sequence Differentiation of a Tandemly Repeated Species-Specific Multigene Family in Drosophila
      Clifton, B. D., Librado, P., Yeh, S., Solares, E. A., Real, D. A., Jayasekera, S. U., Zhang, W., Shi, M., Park, R. V., Magie, R. D., Ma, H., Xia, X., Marco, A., Rozas, J., Ranz, J. M. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 51–65; doi:

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**Guadardo-Mendez was an undergraduate student under my direct mentorship.