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Denlinger DL, Hahn DA, Merlin C, Holzapfel CM and Bradshaw WE (2017) Keeping time without a spine: what can the insect clock teach us about seasonal adaptation? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. In Press. 

Zhang Y, Markert MJ, Groves CS, Hardin PE and Merlin C (2017) Vertebrate-like CRYPTOCHROME 2 from monarch regulates circadian transcription via independent repression of CLOCK and BMAL1 activity. PNAS; published ahead of print August 22, 2017, doi:10.1073/pnas.1702014114. Pubmed


Markert MJ, Zhang Y, Enuameh MS, Reppert SM, Wolfe SA and Merlin C (2016) Genomic Access to Monarch Migration Using TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.027029. PubmedPDF. Featured in 2016 G3: GenesIGenomesIGenetics Spotlight.

Reppert SM, Guerra PA and Merlin C (2016) Neurobiology of Monarch butterfly migration. Annual Reviews of Entomology 61. PubmedPDF.


Merlin C*, Beaver LE, Taylor OR, Wolfe SA and Reppert SM* (2013) Efficient targeted mutagenesis in the monarch butterfly using Zinc Finger Nucleases. Genome Res 23:159-68. Pubmed. PDF. Supplemental. Cover.

*: Co-corresponding authors. 


Guerra PA, Merlin C, Gegear RJ and Reppert SM (2012) Discordant timing between antennae disrupts sun compass orientation in migratory monarch butterflies. Nature Comm 3:958. Pubmed. PDF

Merlin C, Heinze S and Reppert SM. (2012) Unraveling navigational strategies in migratory insects. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 22:353-61. Pubmed. PDF


Zhan S, Merlin C, Boore JL and Reppert SM (2011) The monarch butterfly genome yields insights into long-distance migration. Cell 147: 1171-1185. Pubmed. PDF. Supplemental. Cover. Preview.

Legeai F, Malpel S, Montagné N, Monsempes C, Cousseran F, Merlin C, Franҫois M-C, Maïbèche-Coisne M, Gavory F, Poulain J and Jacquin-Joly E (2011) An Expressed Sequence Tag collection from the male antennae of the Noctuid moth Spodoptera littoralis: a resource for olfactory and pheromone detection research. BMC Genomics 12: 86. Pubmed. PDF

Merlin C, Gegear RJ and Reppert SM (2011) Monarch butterfly migration. In, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, pp 212-214.  



Reppert SM, Gegear RJ and Merlin C (2010) Navigational mechanisms of migrating monarch butterflies. Trends Neurosci. 33: 399-406. PubmedPDFCover. 

Merlin C, Gegear RJ and Reppert SM (2009) Antennal circadian clocks coordinate sun compass orientation in migratory monarch butterflies. Science 325: 1700-1704. PubmedPDF. Supplemental. Perspective

Bradley TJ, Briscoe AD, Brady SG, Cardinal S, Contreras HL, Danforth N, Dudley R, Grimaldi D, Harrison JF, Kaiser A, Merlin C, Reppert SM, Vanderbrooks JM and Yanoviak SP (2009) Episodes in Insect Evolution. Integr Comp Biol 49: 590-606. PubmedPDF

Merlin C and Reppert SM (2009) Lepidopteran circadian clocks: from molecules to behavior. In, Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, Goldsmith M.R. and Marec, F.(Eds), Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, chap. 8, pp 137-152. 


Malpel S, Merlin C, François M-C and Jacquin-Joly E (2008) Molecular identification and characterization of two new Lepidoptera chemoreceptors belonging to the Drosophila OR83b family. Insect Mol Biol 17: 587-596.  PubmedPDF


Merlin C, Lucas P, Rochat D, François M-C, Maïbèche-Coisne M and Jacquin-Joly E (2007) An antennal circadian clock and circadian rhythms in the peripheral pheromone reception in the moth Spodoptera littoralis. J Biol Rhythms 22: 502-514. PubmedPDF

Merlin C, Rosell  G, Carot-Sans  G, François  M-C, Bozzolan  F, Pelletier  J, Jacquin-Joly  E, Guerrero  A and Maïbèche-Coisne  M (2007) Antennal esterase cDNAs from two pest moths, Spodoptera littoralis and Sesamia nonagrioides, potentially involved in odourant degradation. Insect Mol Biol 16: 73-81. PubmedPDF


De Santis F, François M-C, Merlin C, Pelletier J, Maïbèche-Coisne M, Conti E and Jacquin-Joly E (2006) Molecular cloning and in situ expression patterns of two new pheromone-binding proteins from the corn stemborer Sesamia nonagrioides. J Chem Ecol 32: 1703-1717. PubmedPDF

Merlin C, François M-C, Queguiner I, Maïbèche-Coisne M and Jacquin-Joly E (2006) Evidence for a putative antennal clock in Mamestra brassicae: molecular cloning and characterization of two clock genes-period and cryptochrome- in antennae. Insect Mol Biol 15: 137-145. PubmedPDF


Merlin C, François M-C, Bozzolan F, Pelletier J, Jacquin-Joly E and Maïbèche-Coisne M (2005) A new aldehyde oxidase selectively expressed in chemosensory organs of insects. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 332: 4-10. PubmedPDF

Maïbèche-Coisne M, Merlin C, François M-C, Porcheron P and Jacquin-Joly E (2005) P450 and P450 reductase cDNAs from the moth Mamestra brassicae: cloning and expression patterns in male antennae. Gene 346: 195-203. PubmedPDF


Maïbèche-Coisne M, Merlin C, François M-C, Queguiner I, Porcheron P and Jacquin-Joly E (2004) Putative odorant-degrading esterase cDNA from the moth Mamestra brassicae: cloning and expression patterns in male and female antennae. Chem Senses 29: 381-390. PubmedPDF

Jacquin-Joly E and Merlin C (2004) Insect olfactory receptors: contributions of molecular biology to chemical ecology. J Chem Ecol. 30: 2359-97. PubmedPDF

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