In review:

Friedrich, M. Insect interordinal relationships: insights from the visual system. Entomologische Abhandlungen.

In press:

Liu, Z., Yang, X., Dong, Y. and Friedrich, M. (2006) Tracking down the "head blob": comparative analysis of wingless expression in the embryonic insect procephalon reveals progressive reduction of ocular segment patterning in higher insects. Arthropod Structure and Development.

Friedrich, M. (2006) Inferring ancient mechanisms of visual sense organ development: a comparative analysis of larval eye, ocellus, and compound eye specification in Drosophila. Arthropod Structure and Development.

Friedrich, M. (2006) Continuity versus split and reconstitution: exploring the molecular developmental corollaries of insect eye primordium evolution. Developmental Biology.


Friedrich, M. (2003) Evolution of insect eye development: first insights from fruit fly, grasshopper and flour beetle. American Zoologist 43, 508-521. (pdf)

Tautz, D., Friedrich, M. and Schröder, R. (1994) Insect embryogenesis - what is ancestral and what is derived? Development 1994 Supplement  (Akam, M., Holland, P., Ingham, P. and Wray, G., eds.), pp. 193-199. The Company of Biologists Limited, Cambridge.

Research papers:

Dong, Y., and Friedrich, M. (2005) Nymphal RNAi: Systemic RNAi mediated gene knockdown in juvenile grasshopper. BMC Biotechnology 5: 25 (open access).

Dong, Y., and Friedrich, M. (2005) Comparative analysis of Wingless signaling in the embryonic grasshopper eye. Development Genes and Evolution 215: 177-197. (pdf)

Liu, Z. and Friedrich, M. (2004) The Tribolium homologue of glass and the evolution of insect larval photoreceptors. Developmental Biology 269, 36-54. (pdf)

Dong, Y., Dinan, L. and Friedrich, M. (2003) The effect of manipulating ecdysteroid signaling on embryonic eye development in the locust Schistocerca americana. Development Genes and Evolution 213, 587-600 (pdf).

Friedrich, M. and Muqim, N. (2003) Sequence and evolutionary analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 26: 502-512.

Friedrich, M. and Tautz, D. (2001) Arthropod rDNA phylogeny revisited: A consistency analysis using Monte Carlo simulation. Annales de la Societe entomologique de France (N.S.) 37: 21-40.

Hwang, U.W., Friedrich, M., Tautz, D., Park, C.J. and Kim, W. (2001) Mitochondrial protein phylogeny joins myriapods with chelicerates. Nature 413:154-157.

Friedrich, M. and Benzer, S. (2000) Divergence of decapentaplegic expression patterns in compound eye development and the evolution of insect metamorphosis. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 288:39-55.

Hwang, U. W., Kim, W., Tautz, D. and Friedrich, M. (1998) Molecular phylogenetics at the Felsenstein-zone: New approaches to the Strepsiptera problem using 5.8S and 28S rDNA sequences. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 9: 470-480.

Friedrich, M. and Tautz, D. (1997) An episodic change of rDNA nucleotide substitution rate has occurred at the time of the emergence of the insect order Diptera. Mol. Biol. Evol. 14: 644-653.

Friedrich, M. and Tautz, D. (1997) Evolution and phylogeny of the Diptera: A molecular phylogenetic analysis using 28S rDNA sequences. Syst. Biol. 46: 674-698.

Friedrich, M., Rambold, I. and Melzer, R. R. (1996) The early stages of ommatidial development in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Dev. Genes Evol. 206: 136-146.

Friedrich, M. and Tautz, D. (1995) Ribosomal DNA phylogeny of the major extant arthropod classes and the evolution of myriapods. Nature 376: 165-167.

Kuhnlein, R. P., Frommer, G., Friedrich, M., Gonzalez, G. M., Weber, A., Wagner, B. J., Gehring, W. J., Jackle, H. and Schuh, R. (1994) spalt encodes an evolutionarily conserved zinc finger protein of novel structure which provides homeotic gene function in the head and tail region of the Drosophila embryo. Embo J. 13: 168-79.

Friedrich, M. and Makings, P. (1990) Supplementary taxonomic characters for the discrimination of Petrobius brevistiylis Carpenter from P. maritimus (Leach) in both sexes (Microcoryphia, Machilidae). The Entomologist 109: 231-239. 

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