Evolution of Animals with focus on Amphibians and Fish

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102. Guzmán K., Roco A.S., Stöck M., Ruiz-García A., García-Muñoz E., Bullejos M. (2022): Identification and characterization of a new family of long satellite DNA, specific of true toads (Anura, Amphibia, Bufonidae). Scientific Reports 12: 13960  [doi:10.1038/s41598-022-18051-9].

101. Kuhl H.*, Du K.*, Schartl M., Kalous L., Stöck M. ✉, Lamatsch D.K. ✉ (2022): Equilibrated evolution of the mixed auto-/allopolyploid haplotype-resolved genome of the invasive hexaploid Prussian carp. Nature Communications 13: 4092 (* co-1st, ✉ co-corresponding authors) [doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31515-w]; press release in German and in English.

100. Majtyka T., Borczyk B., Ogielska M., Stöck M. (2022): Morphometry of two cryptic tree frog species at their hybrid zone reveals neither intermediate nor transgressive morphotypes. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8527  [doi:10.1002/ece3.8527].

99. Adolfi M.C., Du K., Kneitz S., Cabau C., Zahm M., Klopp C., Feron R., Paixão R.V., Varela E.S., de Almeida F.L., Oliveira M.A., Nóbrega R.H., Lopez-Roques C., Iampietro C., Lluch J., Kloas W., Wuertz S., Schäfer F., Stöck M., Guiguen Y., Schartl M. (2021): A duplicated copy of id2b is an unusual sex-determining candidate gene on the Y chromosome of arapaima (Arapaima gigas). Scientific Reports 11: 21544 [doi:10.1038/s41598-021-01066-z].

98. Hofmann S., Baniya, C.B., Stöck M., Podsiadlowski L. (2021): De novo assembly, annotation, and analysis of transcriptome data of the Ladakh ground skink provide genetic information on high-altitude adaptation. Genes 12: 1423. [doi:10.3390/genes12091423].

97. Kratochvíl L., Stöck M. (co.-eds.; 2021): Challenging the paradigm in sex chromosome evolution: empirical and theoretical insights with a focus on vertebrates (Part II) Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 376: 1833; (ISSN 0962-8436).

96. Kratochvíl L., Stöck M. (co.-eds.; 2021): Challenging the paradigm in sex chromosome evolution: empirical and theoretical insights with a focus on vertebrates (Part I) Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 376: 1832; (ISSN 0962-8436).

95. Kratochvíl L. ✉, Stöck M. ✉, Rovatsos M., Bullejos M., Herpin A., Jeffries D.L, Peichel C.L., Perrin N., Valenzuela N., Johnson Pokorná M. (2021): Expanding the classical paradigm: what we have learnt from vertebrates about sex chromosome evolution. Phil. Trans. R. Soc B., 376: 20200097, open access [doi:10.1098/rstb.20200097](✉ co-corresponding authors). 

94. Stöck M. ✉, Dedukh D., Reifová R., Lamatsch D.K., Starostová Z., Janko K. ✉ (2021): Sex chromosomes in meiotic, hemiclonal, clonal and polyploid hybrid vertebrates: along the ‘extended speciation continuum’. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 376: 20200103, open access [doi:10.1098/rstb.2020.0103]; (✉ co-corresponding authors). 

93. Stöck M. ✉, Kratochvíl L. , Kuhl H., Rovatsos M., Evans B., Suh A., Valenzuela N., Veyrunes F., Zhou Q., Gamble T., Capel B., Schartl M.§, Guiguen Y§ (2021): A brief review of vertebrate sex evolution with a pledge for integrative research – towards ‘sexomics’. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 376: 20200426, open access [doi:10.1098/rstb.2020.0426]; (✉ co-corresponding authors; § co-senior authors).

92. Höhne C., Prokopov D., Kuhl H., Du K., Klopp C., Wuertz S., Trifonov V., Stöck M. (2021): The immune system of sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes): a review with new data from a chromosome-scale sturgeon genome. Reviews in Aquaculture 13: 1709–1729 [doi:10.1111/RAQ.12542].

91. Feron R., Pan Q., Wen M., Imarazene B., Jouanno E., Anderson J., Herpin A., Journot L., Parrinello H., Klopp C., Kottler V.A., Roco A.S., Du K., Kneitz S., Adolfi M., Wilson C.A., McCluskey B., Amores A., Desvignes T., Goetz F.W., Takanashi A., Kawaguchi M., Detrich III H.W., Oliveira M., Nobrega R., Sakamoto T., Nakamoto M., Wargelius A., Karlsen Ø., Wang Z., Stöck M., Waterhouse R.M., Braasch I., Postlethwait J.H., Schartl M., Guiguen Y. (2021): RADSex: a computational workflow to study sex determination using Restriction Site-Associated DNA Sequencing data. Mol. Ecol. Res. 21: 1715-1731 [doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13360].

90. Kuhl H., Guiguen Y., Höhne C., Kreuz E., Du K., Klopp C., Lopez-Roques C., Santidrian Yebra-Pimentel E., Ciorpac M., Gessner J., Holostenco D., Kleiner W., Kohlmann K., Lamatsch D.K., Prokopov D., Bestin A., Bonpunt E., Debeuf B., Haffray P., Morvezen R., Patrice P., Suciu R., Dirks R., Wuertz S., Kloas W., Schartl M., Stöck M. (2021): A 180 My-old female-specific genome region in sturgeon reveals the oldest known vertebrate sex determining system with undifferentiated sex chromosomes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B  376: 202000089, open access [doi:10.1098/rstb.2020.0089]; press release in German, and in English.

89. Kuhl H., Li L., Wuertz S., Stöck M., Liang X.-F., Klopp C. (2020): CSA: A high-throughput chromosome-scale assembly pipeline for vertebrate genomes. GigaScience 9: giaa034 [doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giaa034]; featured by Oxford Nanopore Technologies ONT .

88. Du K., Stöck M. ✉, Kneitz S., Klopp C., Woltering J., Adolfi M., Feron R., Prokopov D., Makunin A., Kichigin I., Schmidt C., Fischer P., Kuhl H., Wuertz S., Gessner J., Kloas W., Cabau C., Iampietro C., Parrinello H., Tomlinson C., Journot L., Postlethwait J., Braasch I., Trifonov V., Warren W.C., Meyer A., Guiguen Y., Schartl M. ✉ (2020): The sterlet sturgeon genome sequence and the mechanisms of segmental rediploidization. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 841–852 [doi:10.1038/s41559-020-1166-x]; (✉ co-corresponding authors); press release in German, and in English.

87. Hofmann S., Kuhl H., Baniya, C.B., Stöck M. (2019): Multi-tissue transcriptomes yield information on high-altitude adaptation and sex-determination in Scutiger cf. sikimmensis. Genes 10: 873 [doi:10.3390/genes10110873].

86. Stöck M., Reisch F., Elmeros M., Gabriel D., Kloas W., Kreuz E., Lassen P., Esther A. (2019): The potential of VKORC1 polymorphisms in Mustelidae for evolving anticoagulant resistance through selection along the food chain. PLOS ONE 14: e0221706 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221706].

85. Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M., Hahn J., Kleemann D., Kossakowski R., Tamschick S., Schöning V., Krüger A., Lutz I., Lymberakis P., Kloas W., Stöck M. (2019): Impacts of the synthetic androgen Trenbolone on gonad differentiation and development – comparisons between three deeply diverged anuran families. Scientific Reports 9: 9623 [doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45985-4].

84. Stöck M., Fakharzadeh F., Kuhl H., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Leinweber S., Patel R., Ebrahimi M., Voitel S., Schmidtler J.F., Kami H.G., Ogielska M., Förster D.W. (2019): Shedding light on a secretive Tertiary urodelean relict: Hynobiid salamanders (Paradactylodon persicus s.l.) from Iran, illuminated by phylogeographic, developmental, and transcriptomic data. Genes 10: 306 [doi:10.3390/genes10040306].

83. Du K., Wuertz S., Adolfi M, Kneitz S., Stöck M., Oliveira M., Nóbrega R., Ormanns J., Kloas K., Feron R., Klopp C., Parrinello H., Journot L., He S., Postlethwait J., Meyer A., Guiguen Y., Schartl M. (2019): The genome of the arapaima (Arapaima gigas) provides insights into gigantism, fast growth and chromosomal sex determination system. Scientific Reports 9: 5293 [doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41457-x].

82. Dufresnes C., Mazepa G., Rodrigues N., Brelsford A., Litvinchuk S.N., Sermier R., Betto-Colliard C., Blaser O., Borzée A., Cavoto E., Fabre G., Ghali K., Grossen C., Horn A., Lavanchy G., Leuenberger J., Phillips B.C., Saunders P.A., Savary R., Maddalena T., Stöck M., Dubey S., Canestrelli D., Jeffries D.L. (2018): Formal description of the new tree frog species inhabiting Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 97: 5-11 [ISSN: 0037-9603].

81. Dufresnes C., Mazepa G., Rodrigues N., Brelsford A., Litvinchuk S.N., Sermier R., Betto-Colliard C., Blaser O., Borzée A., Cavoto E., Fabre G., Ghali K., Grossen C., Horn A., Lavanchy G., Leuenberger J., Phillips B.C., Saunders P.A., Savary R., Maddalena T., Stöck M., Dubey S., Canestrelli D., Jeffries D.L. (2018): Genomic evidence for cryptic speciation in tree frogs from the Apennine Peninsula, with description of Hyla perrini sp. nov. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6: 144 [doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00144].

80. Gerchen J.F., Dufresnes C. & Stöck M. (2018): Introgression across hybrid zones is not mediated by Large X-effects in green toads with undifferentiated sex chromosomes. The American Naturalist 192 (5): E178–E188 [DOI:10.1086/699162].

79. Guselnikov S.V., Baranov K.O., Najakshin A.M., Mechetina L.V., Chikaev N.A., Makunin A.I., Kulemzin S.V., Andreyushkova D.A., Stöck M., Wuertz S., Gessner J., Warren W.C., Schartl M., Trifonov V.A. & Taranin A.V. (2018): Diversity of immunoglobulin light chain genes in non-teleost ray-finned fish uncovers IgL subdivision into five ancient isotypes. Frontiers in Immunology 9: 1079 [DOI:10.3389/fimmu.2018.01079].

78. Dufresnes C., Lymberakis P., Kornilios P., Savary R., Perrin N. & Stöck M. (2018): Phylogeography of Aegean green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup): continental hybrid swarm vs. insular diversification with discovery of a new island endemic. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 67 [DOI: 10.1186/s12862-018-1179-0].

77. Betto-Colliard C., Hofmann S., Sermier R., Perrin N. & Stöck M. (2018): Profound genetic divergence and asymmetric parental genome contributions as hallmarks of hybrid speciation in polyploid toads. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172667 [open access; DOI:10.1098/rspb.2017.2667]; Suppl. Info [doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3986823.v2]; press release in German and English.

76. Warren W., García-Pérez R., Xu S., Lampert K.P., Chalopin D., Stöck M., Loewe L., Lu Y., Kuderna L., Minx P., Montague M., Tomlinson C., Hillier L., Murphy D., Wang J., Wang Z., Macías Garcia C., Thomas G., Volff J.-N., Farias F., Aken B., Walter R., Pruitt K., Marques-Bonet T., Hahn M., Kneitz S., Lynch M., Schartl M. (2018): Clonal polymorphism and high heterozygosity in the celibate genome of the Amazon molly. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 669–679 [DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0473-y]; Suppl. Info.; commented by Nature News and views.

75. Hofmann S., Stöck M., Zheng Y., Ficetola G.F., Li J.-T., Scheidt U., Schmidt J. (2017): Molecular phylogenies indicate a Paleo-Tibetan origin of Himalayan lazy toads (Scutiger). Scientific Reports 7:  3308; press releases  in English, in Korean, and in German [DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03395-4].

74. Ziková A., Lorenz C., Hoffmann F., Kleiner W., Lutz I., Stöck M., Kloas W. (2017): Endocrine disruption by environmental gestagens in amphibians – a short review supported by new in vitro data using gonads of Xenopus laevis. Chemosphere 181: 74-82 [DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.04.021].

73. Dufresnes C., Litvinchuk S.N., Borzée A., Jang Y.,  Li J., Miura I., Perrin N., Stöck M. (2016): Phylogeography reveals an ancient cryptic radiation in East-Asian tree frogs (Hyla japonica group) and complex relationships between continental and island lineages. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 253; press release in German, in Japanese, in English; 1/10 most popular in this journal in 2016 [DOI:10.1186/s12862-016-0814-x].

72. Tamschick S., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M., Lehmann A., Lymberakis P., Hoffmann F., Lutz I., Schneider R.J., Kloas W., Stöck M. (2016): Impaired gonadal and somatic development corroborate vulnerability differences to the synthetic estrogen ethinylestradiol among deeply diverged anuran lineages. Aquatic Toxicology 177: 503–514 [DOI:10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.07.001].

71. Tamschick S., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M., Kekenj D., Gajewski F., Krüger A., Kloas W., Stöck M. (2016): The plasticizer bisphenol A affects somatic and sexual development, but differently in pipid, hylid and bufonid anurans. Environmental Pollution  216: 282–291 [DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.091].

70. Gerchen J.F., Reichert S.J., Röhr J.T., Dieterich C., Kloas W., Stöck M. (2016): A single transcriptome of a green toad (Bufo viridis) yields candidate genes for sex determination and -differentiation and non-anonymous population genetic markers. PLOS ONE 11(5): e0156419 [DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0156419].

69. Dufresnes C., Litvinchuk S., Leuenberger J., Ghali K., Zinenko, O., Stöck M., Perrin N. (2016): Evolutionary melting pots: a biodiversity hotspot shaped by ring diversifications around the Black Sea in the Eastern tree frog (Hyla orientalis). Molecular Ecology 25: 4285–4300 [DOI:10.1111/mec.13706; see also perspective in Molecular Ecology 25: 4093–4096].

68. Tamschick S., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M., Lehmann A., Lymberakis P., Hoffmann F., Lutz I., Kloas W., Stöck M. (2016): Sex reversal assessments reveal different vulnerability to endocrine disruption between deeply diverged anuran lineages. Scientific Reports 6: 23825 [DOI:10.1038/srep23825; press releases: in English and in German].

67. Dufresnes C., Majtyka T. (equal contribution), Baird S.J.E., Gerchen J., Borzée A., Savary R., Ogielska M., Perrin N., Stöck M. (2016): Empirical evidence for large X-effects in animals with undifferentiated sex chromosomes.  Scientific Reports 6: 21029 [DOI: 10.1038/srep21029; press releases: in English and in German].

66. Ficetola G.F., Stöck M. (2016): Do hybrid-origin polyploid amphibians occupy transgressive or intermediate ecological niches compared to their diploid ancestors? Journal of Biogeography 43: 704-715 [doi:10.1111/jbi.12667; press releases: in English and in German].

65. Stöck M., Griffoni G. (equal contribution), Amor N., Scheidt U., Sicilia A., Novarini N. (2016): On the origin of the recent herpetofauna of Sicily: comparative phylogeography using homologous mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology 261: 70-81 [doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2015.10.005].

64. Dufresnes C., Borzée A., Horn A., Stöck M., Ostini M., Sermier R., Wassef J., Litvinchuk S.N., Kosch T.A., Waldman B., Jang Y., Brelsford A., Perrin N. (2015): Sex-chromosome homomorphy in Palearctic tree frogs results from both turnovers and X-Y recombination. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 2328-2337 [DOI:10.1093/molbev/msv113].

63. Tamschick S., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Bonato L., Dufresnes C., Lymberakis P., Kloas W., Ogielska M. & M. Stöck (2015): Sex chromosome conservation, DMRT1-phylogeny and gonad morphology in diploid Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup). Cytogenetic and Genome Research  144: 315–324 [DOI:10.1159/000380841].

62. Fakharzadeh F., Darvish J., Kami H.G., Ghassemzadeh F., Rastegar-Pouyani E. & M. Stöck (2015): Discovery of triploidy in Palearctic green toads (Anura: Bufonidae) from Iran with indications for a reproductive system involving diploids and triploids. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology 255: 25-31 [DOI:10.1016/j.jcz.2015.01.001].

61. Betto-Colliard C., Sermier R., Litvinchuk S., Perrin N. & Stöck M. (2015): Origin and genome evolution of polyploid green toads in Central Asia: evidence from microsatellite markers. Heredity  114: 300-308 [DOI:10.1038/hdy.2014.100].

60. Dufresnes C., Bertholet Y., Wassef J., Ghali K., Savary R., Pasteur B., Brelsford A., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M.,  Stöck M. & Perrin N. (2014): Sex-chromosome differentiation parallels post-glacial range expansion in European tree frogs (Hyla arborea). Evolution 68: 3445–3456 [DOI:10.1111/evo.12525].

59. Dufresnes C., Stöck M. (equal contribution), Brelsford A. & N. Perrin (2014): Range‐wide sex-­chromosome sequence similarity supports occasional XY recombination in European tree frogs (Hyla  arborea). PLOS ONE 9(6): e97959 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097959].

58. Dufresnes C., Bonato L., Novarini N., Betto-Colliard C., Perrin N. & Stöck M. (2014): Inferring the degree of incipient speciation in secondary contact zones of closely related lineages of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup). Heredity 113: 9-20 [DOI:10.1038/hdy.2014.26].

57. Lillo F., Dufresnes C., Faraone P., Lo Valvo M. & Stöck M. (2013): Identification and potential origin of invasive clawed frogs (Xenopus) in Sicily based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Italian Journal of Zoology 80(4): 566-573 [DOI:10.1080/11250003.2013.847502].

56. Dufresnes C., Wassef J. , Ghali K., Brelsford A., Stöck M., Lymberakis P., Crnobrnja-Isailovic J. & Perrin N. (2013): Conservation phylogeography: does historical diversity contribute to regional vulnerability in European tree frogs (Hyla arborea)? Molecular Ecology 22: 5669–5684 [DOI:10.1111/mec.12513].

55. Stöck M. &  Lamatsch D.K. (invited editors, 2013): Trends in Polyploidy Research in Animals and Plants. Cytogenetic and Genome Research  140 (2-4) (242 pp., 49 fig., 31 in color, 10 tab.; ISBN: 978-3-318-02475-3; e-ISBN: 978-3-318-02476-0; Title, Dedication and Table of Contents; see German press release and English press release by Informationsdienst Wissenschaft.

54. Stöck M. & Lamatsch D.K.  (2013): Why comparing polyploidy research in animals and plants? Cytogenetic and Genome Research 140: 75–78 [DOI:10.1159/000353304].

53. Brelsford A., Stöck M., Betto-Colliard C., Dubey S., Dufresnes C., Jourdan-Pineau H., Rodrigues N., Savary R., Sermier R. & N. Perrin (2013): Homologous sex chromosomes in three deeply divergent anuran species. Evolution 67: 2434-2440 10.1111/evo.12151].

52. Stöck M., Savary R., Zaborowska A., Górecki G., Brelsford A., Rozenblut-Kościsty B., Ogielska M. & Perrin N. (2013): Maintenance of ancestral sex chromosomes in Palearctic tree frogs: Direct evidence from Hyla orientalis. Sexual Development 7: 261-266 [DOI:10.1159/000351089].

51. Stöck M., Savary R., Betto-Colliard C., Biollay S., Jourdan-Pineau H. & Perrin N. (2013): Low rates of X-Y recombination, not turnovers, account for homomorphic sex chromosomes in several diploid species of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 3: 674–682 [DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12086].

50. Betto-Colliard C., Sermier R., Perrin N. & Stöck M. (2013): Development and cross-amplification of thirty microsatellite loci in five diploid and polyploid Central Asian species of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup). Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 242-249 [DOI:10.1007/s12686-012-9779-2].

49. Stöck M., Dufresnes C.,  Litvinchuk S., Lymberakis P., Biollay S., Berroneau M., Borzée A., Ghali K., Ogielska M. & Perrin N. (2012): Cryptic diversity among Western Palearctic tree frogs: Postglacial range expansion, range limits, and secondary contacts of three European tree frog lineages (Hyla arborea group). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 1-9 [DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.014].

48. Stöck M., Ustinova J., Betto-Colliard C., Schartl M., Moritz C. & Perrin N. (2012): Simultaneous Mendelian and clonal genome transmission in a sexually reproducing, all-triploid vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 279: 1293-1299 [DOI:10.1098/rspb.2011.1738; featured in New Scientist and by Swiss National Science Foundation, in French ; in German].

47. Guignard M., Büchi L., Gétaz M., Betto-Colliard C. & M. Stöck (2012): Genome size rather than content might affect call properties in toads of three ploidy levels (Anura: Bufonidae: Bufo viridis subgroup). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 584-590 [DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01837.x].

46. Dufresnes C., Gangoso L., Perrin N. & M. Stöck (2011): Stripeless tree frogs (Hyla meridionalis) with stripes on the Canary Islands. Salamandra – German Journal of Herpetology 47(4): 232–236.

45. Swei A., Rowley J.J.L., Rödder D., Diesmos M.L.L., Diesmos A.C., Briggs C.J., Brown R., Cao T.T., Cheng T.L., Chong R.A., Han B., Hero J.-M., Hoang H.D., Kusrini M.D., Le D.T.T , McGuire J.A., Meegaskumbura M., Min M.-S., Mulcahy D.G., Neang T., Phimmachak S., Rao D.-Q., Reeder N.M., Schoville S.D., Sivongxay N., Srei N., Stöck M., Stuart B.L., Torres L.S., Tran D.T.A., Tunstall T.S., Vieites D. & V. T. Vredenburg (2011): Is chytridiomycosis an emerging amphibian disease in Asia? PLOS ONE 7(8): e23179 [DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0023179].

44. Stöck M., Horn A., Grossen C., Lindtke D., Sermier R., Betto-Colliard C., Dufresnes C., Bonjour E., Dumas Z., Luquet E., Maddalena T., Clavero Sousa H., Martinez‐Solano I. & N. Perrin (2011): Ever-young sex-chromosomes in European tree frogs. PLOS Biology  9 (5): e1001062 [DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001062; evaluated by the Faculty of 1000: as ’must read’, which „places the work in the library of the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine“; for the evaluation see here].

43. Dufresnes C., Luquet E., Plénet S., Stöck M.  & N. Perrin (2011): Polymorphism at a sex-linked transcription cofactor in European tree frogs (Hyla arborea): Sex-antagonistic selection or neutral processes? Evolutionary Biology 38: 208-213 [DOI:10.1007/s11692-011-9114-y].

42. Stöck M., Croll D., Dumas Z., Biollay S., Wang J. & N. Perrin (2011): A cryptic heterogametic transition revealed by sex-linked DNA markers in Palearctic green toads. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1064-1070 [DOI:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02239.x].

41. Litvinchuk S.N., Mazepa G.O., Pasynkova R.A., Saidov A., Satorov T., Chikin Y.A., Shabanov D.A., Crottini A., Borkin L.J., Rosanov J.M. & M. Stöck (2011): Influence of environmental conditions on the distribution of Central Asian green toads with three ploidy levels. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 9(3): 177–255 [DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2010.00612.x].

40. Dufresnes C., Betto-Colliard C., Perrin N. & M. Stöck (2011): Thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the European green toad Bufo viridis, a declining amphibian species. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 311–313 [DOI:10.1007/s12686-010-9350-y].

39. Stöck M., Dubey S., Klütsch C., Litvinchuk S.N., Scheidt U. & Perrin N. (2010): On tree frog crypotozoology and systematics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57(2): 957–958 [DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.10.009].

38. Colliard C., Sicilia A., Turrisi G.F., Arculeo M., Perrin N. & M. Stöck (2010): Strong reproductive barriers in a narrow hybrid zone of West-Mediterranean green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) with Plio-Pleistocene divergence. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 232 [DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-10-232].

37. Lamatsch D.K., Stöck M., Fuchs R., Döbler M., Wacker R., Parzefall J., Schlupp I. & M. Schartl (2010): Morphology, testes development and behavior of unusual triploid males in microchromosome carrying clones of Poecilia formosa. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 1406–1433 [DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02766.x].

36. Stöck M., Lampert K.P., Möller D., Schlupp I., Schartl M. (2010): Monophyletic origin of multiple clonal lineages in an asexual fish (Poecilia formosa). Molecular Ecology 19: 5204–5215.  [DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04869.x; highlighted by a “Perspective” Molecular Ecology 19: 5086–5089 ; and the Editors’ choice column of Science 330: 1022-1023 (2010)].

35. Stöck M., Ustinova J., Lamatsch D.K., Schartl M., Perrin N. & Moritz C. (2010): A vertebrate reproductive system involving three ploidy levels: Hybrid origin of triploids in a contact zone of diploid and tetraploid Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup). Evolution 64(4): 944-959 [DOI:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00876.x].

34. Lamatsch, D.K. & M. Stöck (2009): Sperm-dependent parthenogenesis and hybridogenesis in teleost fishes. Chapter 19, pp. 399-432, In: I. Schoen, K. Martens & P. van Dijk (eds.): Lost sex – The evolutionary biology of parthenogenesis. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin (invited book chapter); [book highlighted in Science 328: 310]. [DOI:10.1007/978-90-481-2770-2_19].

33. Colliard C., Sicilia A., Moritz C., Perrin N. & M. Stöck (2009): New polymorphic microsatellite markers and development of mitotyping primers for West Mediterranean green toad species (Bufo viridis subgroup). Molecular Ecology Resources  9(4): 1138-1140 [DOI:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02600.x].

32. Stöck M., Dubey S., Klütsch C., Litvinchuk S.N., Scheidt U. & Perrin N. (2008): Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeny of circum-Mediterranean tree frogs from the Hyla arborea group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 1019-1024 [DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.08.029].

31. Niculita-Hirzel H., Stöck M. & N. Perrin (2008): A key transcription cofactor on the nascent sex-chromosomes of European tree frogs (Hyla arborea). Genetics 179: 1721-1723 [DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.090746].

30. Sessions S.K., Stöck M., Veites D., Quarles R., Min M.-S. & D.B. Wake (2008): Cytogenetic analysis of the newly discovered Korean Plethodontid salamander, Karsenia koreana. Chromosoma  16 (4): 563-574 [DOI:10.1007/s10577-008-1197-7].

29. Stöck M., Roth P., Podloucky R. & K. Grossenbacher (2008): Wechselkröten – unter Berücksichtigung von Bufo viridis Laurenti, 1768; Bufo variabilis (Pallas, 1769); Bufo boulengeri Lataste, 1879; Bufo balearicus Böttger, 1880 und Bufo siculus Stöck, Sicilia, Belfiore, Lo Brutto, Lo Valvo und Arculeo, 2008. pp. 413-498; in: Grossenbacher, K. (ed.) Handbuch der Amphibien und Reptilien Europas. vol. 5 (Froschlurche II) [Handbook of the Amphibians and Reptiles  of Europe. vol. 5 (Anura II)].: pp. 413-498, AULA-Verlag Wiesbaden (invited book chapter).

28. Zhang Yi-Jun, M. Stöck, P. Zhang, X.-L. Wang, Hui Zhou & L.-H. Qu (2008): Phylogeography of a widespread terrestrial vertebrate in a rarely-studied Palearctic region: Green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) indicate glacial refugia in Eastern Central Asia. Genetica  134: 353–365 [DOI:10.1007/s10709-008-9243-0].

27. Stöck M., Sicilia A., Belfiore N., Buckley D., Lo Brutto S., Lo Valvo M. & M. Arculeo (2008): Post-Messinian evolutionary relationships across the Sicilian channel: Mitochondrial and nuclear markers link a new green toad from Sicily to African relatives. BMC Evolutionary Biology  8: 56 (19 pp.); [DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-8-56].

26. Stöck M., Moritz C., Hickerson M., Frynta D., Dujsebayeva T., Eremchenko V., Macey J.R., Papenfuss T. J. & Wake D. B. (2006): Evolution of mitochondrial relationships and biogeography of Palearctic green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) with insights in their genomic plasticity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 663-689 [DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.026].

25. Stöck M., C. Steinlein, D.K. Lamatsch, M. Schartl & M. Schmid (2005): Multiple origins of tetraploid taxa in the Eurasian Bufo viridis subgroup. Genetica (Springer)  124: 255–272 [DOI:10.1007/s10709-005-3085-9].

24. Jiang J., Dubois, A., Ohler, A., Tillier, A., Chen, X., Xie, F. & M. Stöck (2005): Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Paini (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae) based on partial sequences of mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA genes. Zoological Science (Tokyo)   2: 353–362. [DOI:10.2108/zsj.22.353].

23. Ebrahimi, M., Kami, H.G. & M. Stöck (2004): First description of egg sacs and early larval development in hynobiid salamanders (Urodela, Hynobiidae, Batrachuperus) from North-Eastern Iran. Asiatic Herpetological Research (Berkeley)  10: 168-175.

22. Barth, D., Bernhard, D., Guicking, D., Stöck, M. & U. Fritz (2003): Is Chinemys megalocephala Fang, 1934 a valid species? New insights based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Salamandra (Rheinbach)  38 (4): 233-244.

21. Stöck M. & W.-R. Grosse (2003): Die Bufo viridisUntergruppe in Mittel- und Zentralasien: Eine Übersicht zur Verbreitung, Polyploidie, Paarungsrufen und Taxonomie [The Bufo viridis subgroup in Middle and Central Asia: an overview of distribution, polyploidy, mating calls and taxonomy]. Mertensiella  14: 179-217 [R. Podloucky & U. Manske (eds.)].

20. Stöck M. & D.K. Lamatsch (2002): Triploide Wirbeltiere – Wege aus der Unfruchtbarkeit oder Eingeschlechtigkeit [Triploid Vertebrates – Ways to Escape from Infertility and Unisexuality]. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau  55 (7): 349-358.

19. Stöck M., D.K. Lamatsch, C. Steinlein, J. T. Epplen, W.-R. Grosse, R. Hock, T. Klapperstück, K. P. Lampert, U. Scheer, M. Schmid & M. Schartl (2002): A bisexually reproducing all-triploid vertebrate. Nature Genetics 30 (3): 325-328. [DOI:10.1038/ng839].

18. Stöck M., R. Günther & W. Böhme (2001). Progress towards a taxonomic revision of the Asian Bufo viridis group: Current status of nominal taxa and unsolved problems (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Zoologische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden  51: 253–319.

17. Stöck M., D. Frynta, W.-R. Grosse, C. Steinlein, M.Schmid (2001). A review of the distribution of diploid, triploid and tetraploid green toads (Bufo viridis complex) in Asia including new data from Iran and Pakistan. Asiatic Herpetological Research (Berkeley)  9: 77-100.

16. Stöck M., P. Bretschneider, W.-R. Grosse (2001; „2000“). The mating call and male release call of Bufo raddei Strauch, 1876 with some phylogenetic implications. Russian Journal of Herpetology  7 (3): 215-226.

15. Stöck M. (2002): Polyploidy and speciation in the Asian Bufo viridis complex. – Dissertation, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Fachber. Biologie. [Microedition (in English): Polyploidie und Artbildung im asiatischen Bufo viridis Komplex. Haensel-Hohenhausen AG, Frankfurt/M., New York, ISBN 3-8267-2763-0].

14. Voigt, S., A. Grüttner, M. v. Lampe, G. Meister & M. Stöck (eds.; 2000): Landschaften von Europäischer Bedeutung im Unteren Saaletal – Gefährdete Naturräume zwischen Halle und Wettin [Landscapes of European Importance in the lower Saale valley – threatened habitats between Halle and Wettin]. Calendula – Hallesche Umweltblätter, 4. Sonderheft. 1-106 pp, Halle (Saale) [ISSN 0949-8573].

13. Stöck M., M. Schmid, C. Steinlein & W.-R. Grosse (1999): Mosaicism in somatic triploid specimens of the Bufo viridis complex in the Karakoram with examination of calls, morphology and taxonomic conclusions. Italian Journal of Zoology (Modena)  66 (3): 215-232.

12. Stöck M. (1999): On the biology and the taxonomic status of Batrachuperus gorganensis Clergue-Gazeau et Thorn, 1979 (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae) based on topotypic specimens. Zoologische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden  50 (14): 217-241.

11. Bliss, P. & M. Stöck (eds; 1998): Das Naturschutzgebiet Brandberge [The Brandberge Nature Reserve]. Calendula – Hallesche Umweltblätter. 1. Sonderheft. 1-255 pp. + 18 Tafeln. Halle (Saale). [ISSN 0949-8573]

10. Stöck M. (1998c): Bemerkungen zum Fund eines teilalbinotischen Teichmolches (Triturus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758) östlich von Halle (Saale). Hercynia N.F. (Halle)  31: 135-138.

9. Stöck M. (1998b): Tetraploid toads (Bufo viridis complex) from north-western China and preliminary taxonomic conclusions for Bufo nouettei Mocquard, 1910. Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie (Bochum) 5: 139-166.

8. Stöck M. (1998a): Mating call differences between diploid and tetraploid green toads (Bufo viridis complex) in Middle Asia. Amphibia-Reptilia (Leiden) 19: 29-42.

7. Stöck M. & W.-R. Grosse. (1997): Erythrocyte size and ploidy determination in green toads (Bufo viridis complex) from Middle Asia. Alytes (Paris) 15: 72-90.

6. Stöck, M. (1997): Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Morphometrie di- und tetraploider Grünkröten (Bufo viridisKomplex) in Mittelasien (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae) [Studies on morphology and morphometrics in diploid and tetraploid green toads (Bufo viridis complex)]. Zoologische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden 49: 193-222.

5. Michel, S. & M. Stöck (1996): Untersuchungen zu Populationsdichte und -struktur der Steppen­schildkröte (Testudo horsfieldii Gray, 1844) in der südlichen Kysyl-Kum [Investigations on population density and structure of Testudo horsfieldii Gray, 1844 in the southern Kyzyl-Kum desert]. Zoologische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden 49 (4): 73-82.

4. Michel, S. & M. Stöck (1995): Umwelt und Entwicklung im Nuratau [Environment and Development in the Nuratau Range]. Scientia halensis 4/1995: 39-40.

3. Bliss, P. & M. Stöck (1993): Die Brandberge in Halle (Saale) – ein ehemaliges Militärgelände als Naturrefugium [The Brandberge Nature Reserve in Halle (Saale) – a previous military training area as a sanctuary for the environment]. Naturschutz Sachsen-Anhalt 30 (1): 9-16.

2. Stöck, M. & Stubbe, M. (1992): Geschlechtsdimorphismus am Becken des Fischotters Lutra lutra (L., 1758) [Sexual dimorphism of the pelvic skeleton in the otter Lutra lutra (L., 1758)]. Pp. 417–425, in: Schröpfer, R.; Stubbe, M. & Heidecke, D. (eds.): Semiaquatische Säugetiere: [Materialien des 2. Internationalen Symposiums semiaquatische Säugetiere, 9.-12. Juni 1992, Osnabrück/Germany], Wissenschaftliche Beiträge / Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: Kongreß- und Tagungsberichte der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

1. Bukowski, A., M. Stöck, S. Uhlemann & B. Wolke (1992): Geschützte Natur in Halle (Saale) [Protected Nature in Halle (Saale)]. Magistrat der Stadt Halle/Saale; Untere Naturschutzbehörde. 1-93 pp.