Selected Original Articles:

Schinko, J.B, Weber, M., Viktorinova, I., Kiupakis, A., Averof, M., Klingler, M., Wimmer, E.A. & Bucher, G. (under revision). Functionality of the UAS/GAL4 system in Tribolium requires the use of endogenous core promoters. BMC Dev. Biol.

Schaeper, N.D., Prpic, N.M. & Wimmer, E.A. (2010) . A clustered set of three Sp-family genes is ancestral in the Metazoa: evidence from sequence analysis, protein domain structure, developmental mRNA expression, and chromosomal location. BMC Evol. Biol. (in press).

Trauner, J., Schinko, J., Lorenzen, M.D., Shippy, T.D., Wimmer, E.A.* , Beeman, R.W., Klingler, M., Bucher, G. & Brown, S.J. (2009). Large-scale insertional mutagenesis of a coleopteran stored grain pest, the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, identifies embryonic lethal mutations and enhancer traps. BMC Biology 7, 73. (* Corresponding author).

Schetelig, M.F., Scolari, F., Handler, A.M., Kittelmann, S., Gasperi, G. & Wimmer, E.A. (2009) . Site-specific recombination for the modification of transgenic strains of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 18171–18176.

Schaeper, N.D., Prpic, N.M. & Wimmer, E.A. (2009). A conserved function of the zinc finger transcription factor Sp8/9 in allometric appendage growth in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. Dev. Genes Evol. 219, 427–35. Cover.

Schetelig, M.F., Caceres, C. Zacharopoulou, A., Franz, G. & Wimmer, E.A. (2009). Conditional embryonic lethality to improve the sterile insect technique in Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann; Diptera: Tephritidae). BMC Biology 7, 4.

Schetelig, M.F., Schmid, B.G.M., Zimowska, G. & Wimmer, E.A. (2008). Plasticity in mRNA expression and localization of orthodenticle within higher Diptera. Evol. Dev. 10, 700-704.

Scolari, F., Schetelig, M.F., Bertin, S., Malacrida, A.R., Gasperi, G. & Wimmer, E.A. (2008). Fluorescent sperm marking to improve the fight against the pest insect Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann; Diptera: Tephritidae). N. Biotechnol. 25, 76-84.

Schinko, J.B., Kreuzer, N., Offen, N., Posnien, N., Wimmer, E.A. & Bucher, G. (2008). Divergent functions of orthodenticle, empty spiracles and buttonhead in early head patterning of the beetle Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera). Dev. Biol. 317, 600-613.

The Tribolium Genome Consortium (2008). The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum. Nature 452, 949-955.

Viktorinova, I. & Wimmer, E.A. (2007) . Comparative analysis of binary expression systems for directed gene expression in transgenic insects. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 37, 246–254.

Ramos, D.M., Kamal, F., Wimmer, E.A. , Cartwright, A.N. & Monteiro, A. (2006). Temporal and spatial control of transgene expression using laser induction of the hsp70 promoter. BMC Dev. Biol. 6, 55.

Browne, W.E., Schmid, B.G.M., Wimmer, E.A. & Martindale, M.Q. (2006). Expression of otd orthologs in the amphipod crustacean, Parhyale hawaiensis. Dev Genes Evol. 216, 581-595.

Häcker, U., Nystedt, S., Padash-Barmchi, M., Horn, C., & Wimmer, E.A. (2003). . piggyBac-based insertional mutagenesis in the presence of stably integrated P elements in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 100, 7720-7725.

Horn, C., Offen, N., Nystedt, S., Häcker, U. & Wimmer, E.A. (2003). piggyBac-based insertional mutagenesis and enhancer detection as a tool for functional insect genomics. Genetics 163, 647-661.
Horn, C. & Wimmer, E.A. (2003). A transgene-based embryo-specific lethality system for insect pest management. Nat. Biotechnol. 21, 64-70.

Ito, J., Ghosh, A., Moreira, L.A., Wimmer, E.A. & Jacobs-Lorena, M. (2002). Transgenic anopheline mosquitoes impaired in transmission of a malaria parasite. Nature 417, 452-455.

Horn, C. & Wimmer, E.A. (2000). A versatile vector set for animal transgenesis. Dev. Genes Evol. 210, 630-637. Cover.

Horn, C., Jaunich, B. & Wimmer, E.A. (2000). Highly sensitive, fluorescent transformation marker for Drosophila transgenesis. Dev. Genes Evol. 210, 623-629. Cover.

Schaeffer, V., Killian, D., Desplan, C. & Wimmer, E.A. (2000). High Bicoid levels render terminal system dispensable for head development. Development 127, 3993-3999.

Schöck, F., Reischl, J., Wimmer, E.A. Taubert, H., Purnell, B.A. & Jäckle, H. (2000). Phenotypic suppression of empty spiracles is prevented by buttonhead. Nature 405, 351-354.

Wimmer, E.A. , Carleton, A., Harjes, P., Turner, T. & Desplan, C. (2000). bicoid-independent formation of thoracic segments in Drosophila. Science 287, 2476-2479.

Berghammer, A.J., Klingler, M. & Wimmer, E.A. (1999). A universal marker for transgenic insects. Nature 402, 370-371.

Schöck, F., Purnell, B.A., Wimmer, E.A. & Jäckle, H. (1999). Common and diverged functions of the Drosophila gene pair buttonhead and D-Sp1. Mech. Dev. 89, 125-132.

Schaeffer, V., Janody, F., Loss, C., Desplan, C. & Wimmer, E.A. (1999). Bicoid functions without its TATA-binding protein-associated factor interaction domains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 96, 4451-4466.

Wimmer, E.A. , Cohen, S.M., Jäckle, H. & Desplan, C. (1997). buttonhead does not contribute to a combinatorial code proposed for Drosophila head development. Development 124, 1509-1517.

Wimmer, E.A. Frommer, G., Purnell, B.A. & Jäckle, H. (1996) . buttonhead and D-Sp1: a novel Drosophila gene pair. Mech. Dev. 59, 53-62.

Wimmer, E.A. ., Simpson-Brose, M. Cohen, S.M., Desplan, C. & Jäckle, H. (1995) . Trans- and cis-acting requirements for blastodermal expression of the head gap gene buttonhead. Mech. Dev. 53, 235-245.

Wimmer, E.A. , Jäckle, H., Pfeifle, C. & Cohen, S.M. (1993) . A Drosophila homologue of human Sp1 is a head-specific segmentation gene. Nature 366, 690-694.

Selected Review Articles, Comments, Patent, and Book Chapters:

Schetelig, M.F., & Wimmer, E. A. (in press). Insect Trangenesis and the Sterile Insect Technique. In “Insect Biotechnology” (ed. Andreas Vilcinskas). Springer Verlag.

Wimmer, E. A. (2010, Nachdruck). Genetik der embryonalen Musterbildung. In "Lehrbuch der Entomologie, 2. Auflage" (eds. Dettner, K. & Peters, W.), pp. 420-437. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Catteruccia, F., Crisanti, A. & Wimmer, E. A. (2009). Transgenic technologies to induce sterility. Malaria Journal, 8 (Suppl. 2), S7.

Brown, S.J., Shippy, T.D., Miller, S., Bolognesi, R., Beeman, R.W., Lorenzen, M.D., Bucher, G., Wimmer, E. A. & Klingler, M. (2009) . The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera): a model for studies of development and pest biology. In “Emerging Model Organisms”, CSH Protoc. doi:10.1101/pdb.emo126.

Scolari, F., Schetelig, M.F., Gabrieli, P., Siciliano, P., Gomulski, L.M., Karam, N., Wimmer, E. A. Malacrida, A.R. & Gasperi, G. (2008) ,. Insect transgenesis applied to tephritid pest control. J. Appl. Entomol. 132, 820-831.

Schetelig, M.F., Scolari, F., Handler, A.M., Gasperi, G. & Wimmer, E. A. (2008). New genetic tools for improving SIT in Ceratitis capitata: embryonic lethality and sperm marking. In “Fruit Flies of Economic Importance: From Basic to Applied Knowledge” (eds. Sugayam, R.L., Zucchi, R.A., Ovruski, S.M., Sivinski, J.), pp 299-305. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance. 10-15 September 2006, Salvador, Brazil. SBPC, Brazil.

Schetelig, M.F., Horn, C., Handler, A.M. & Wimmer, E. A. (2007). Development of an embryonic lethality system for transgenic SIT in the fruit pest Ceratitis capitata. In “Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation” (eds. Vreysen, M.J.B., Robinson A.S., Hendrichs, J.), pp. 85-93. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Bucher, G. & Wimmer, E. A. (2005). Beetle a-head. B.I.F. Futura 20, 164-169.

Wimmer, E. A. (2005). Insect transgenesis by site-specific recombination. Nature Methods 2, 580-582.

Wimmer, E. A. (2005). Eco-friendly insect management. Nat. Biotechnol. 23, 432-433.
Horn, C., Offen, N. & Wimmer, E. A. (2004). piggyBac-based transposon mutagenesis and enhancer trapping as a tool for functional insect genomics. In “Proceedings of the 6th International Fruit Fly Symposium” (ed. Barnes, B.N.), pp. 419-425. Isteg Scientific Publicatons, Irene, South Africa.

Schmidt-Ott, U. & Wimmer, E. A. (2004). Starting the segmentation gene cascade in insects. In "Modularity in Development and Evolution" (eds. Schlosser, G. & Wagner, G.P.), pp. 395-412. Chicago University Press, Chicago.

Wimmer, E. A. (2003). Applications of Insect Transgenesis. Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 225-232.

Wimmer, E. A. , Berghammer, A.J. & Klingler, M. (2003) . Universal Markers of Transgenesis.
United States Patent No. 6,518,481 B1, issued February 11th, 2003.

Horn, C., Schmid, B.G.M., Pogoda, F.S. & Wimmer, E. A. (2002). Fluorescent transformation markers for insect transgenesis. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 32, 1221-1235.

Wimmer, E. A. (2001). Identifizierung transgener Insekten. Spektrum 2/01, 40-41. Universität Bayreuth.

Wimmer, E. A. & Desplan, C. (1999) . Bicoid. In "The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology"
(ed. Creighton, T.) Vol.1, pp. 276-279. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Wimmer, E. A. & Desplan, C. (1998) . bicoid outside the Dipterans? Trends Genet. 14, 489.