• John Belote


    Belote, J. M. (1992) Molecular genetics of sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster. In: Molecular Approaches to Pure and Applied Entomology. eds. M.J. Whitten and J.G. Oakeshott. (Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., New York). pp. 292-328.


    McKeown, M., R. T. Boggs, K. Nash. R. Ohkawa, B. A. Sosnowski, and J. M. Belote. (1988) The use of germline transformation in the study of sexual differentiation in Drosophila . in Gene Transfer in Animals: UCLA Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, New Series, Volume 87, eds. I. Verma, R. Mulligan, and A. Beauset (Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York).


    McKeown, M., J. Belote, D. Andrew, N. Scott, M. Wolfner, and B. Baker. (1985) Molecular Genetics of Sex Determination in Drosophila. In: Gametogenesis and the Early Embryo: 44th Symp. Soc. Dev. Biol. ed. J.G. Gall ( Allen R. Liss Co., New York)pp 1-17.


    Baker, B. S., M. Wolfner, and J. Belote (1984) Sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster. In: Genetics: New Frontiers. Proceedings of the XV International Congress of Genetics. Vol. III. Genetics and Health. eds. V.L. Chopra, B.C. Joshi, R.P. Sharma, H.C. Bansal. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. New Delhi.pp. 223-232.



    Droge-Young, E. M., J. M. Belote, G. S. Perez and S. Pitnick. 2016. Mating system influences on the mechanisms of postcopulatory sexual selection. Journal of Insect Physiology 93-94: 1-10


    Lüpold, S., M. K. Manier, N. Puniamoorthy, C. Schoff, W. T. Starmer, S. H. Buckley Luepold, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2016. How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation. Nature 533: 535-538



    Droge-Young, E. M., J. M. Belote, A. Eeswara and S. Pitnick. 2016. Extreme ecology and an extreme mating system: discrimination among alternative direct benefits models for the evolution of polyandry in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Behavioral Ecology 27: 575-583 


    Ala-Honkola, O., M.K. Manier, S. Lüpold, E.M. Droge-Young, W.F. Collins, J.M. Belote and S, Pitnick (2014) No inbreeding depression in sperm storage or offspring viability in Drosophila melanogaster females. Journal of Insect Physiology 60: 1-6.


    Manier, M. K., J. M. Belote, W.T. Starmer, K. S. Berben, S. Lüpold, O. Ala-Honkola, W. F. Collins and S. Pitnick (2013) Postcopulatory sexual selection generates speciation phenotypes in Drosophila. Current Biology 23: 1853-1862.


    Lüpold, S., S. Pitnick, K. S. Berben, C. Blengini, J. M. Belote and M. K. Manier (2013). Female mediation of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 10693-10698.


    Manier, M.K., Belote, J.M., Berben, K.S., Lüpold, S., Ala-Honkola, O., Collins, W., and Scott Pitnick (2013) Rapid diversification of sperm precedence traits and processes among three sibling Drosophila species. Evolution 67: 2348-2362.


    Ala-Honkola, O., D. J. Hosken, M. K. Manier, S. Lüpold, E. M. Droge-Young, K. S. Berben, W. F. Collins, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick (2013) Inbreeding reveals mode of past selection on male reproductive characters in Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution 3: 2089-2102.


    Belote, J. M., Lüpold, S., Manier, K. and Pitnick, S. (2013) Opening a window onto sperm competition. Molecular Reproduction and Development 80:79. (“VISIONS: the art of science” contribution).


    Lüpold, S., M.K. Manier, Berben, K., Smith, K., Daley, B., Buckley, S.H., Belote, J.M. and Pitnick, S. (2012) How multivariate ejaculate traits determine competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology 22: 1667-1672.


    Droge-Young, E. M., M. K. Manier, J. M. Belote and S. S. Pitnick (2012) Covariance among premating, postcopulatory and viability fitness components in Drosophila melanogaster and their influence on paternity measurement. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1555-1563.


    Lüpold, S., Manier, M. K., Ala-Honkola, O., Belote, J. M., and Pitnick, S. (2011) Male Drosophila melanogaster adjust ejaculate size according to female mating status, fecundity and age. Behavioral Ecology 22: 184-191.


    Manier, M. K., J. M. Belote, K. S. Berben, D. Novikov, W. T. Stuart and S. S. Pitnick (2010) Resolving mechanisms of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Science 328: 354-357.


    Maxwell, P.H., J. M. Belote and R.W. Levis (2008) Developmental and tissue-specific accumulation pattern for the Drosophila melanogaster TART ORF1 protein. Gene 415: 32-39.


    Zhong, L. and J. M. Belote (2007) The testis-specific proteasome subunit Prosa6T of Drosophila melanogaster is required for individualization and nuclear maturation during spermatogenesis. Development 134: 3517-3525.


    Maxwell, P. H., J. M. Belote and R. W. Levis (2006) Identification of multiple transcription initiation, polyadenylation, and splice sites in the Drosophila melanogaster TART family of telomeric retrotransposons. Nucleic Acids Research 34: 5498-5507.


    Neuburger, P. J., K. J. Saville, J. Zeng, K. A. Smyth and J. M. Belote (2006) A genetic suppressor of two dominant temperature sensitive (DTS) lethal proteasome mutants of Drosophila melanogaster is itself a mutated proteasome subunit gene. Genetics 173: 1377-1387.


    Belote, J. M. and L. Zhong (2005) Proteasome gene duplications in mammals, flies and plants. Recent Research Developments in Genes & Genomes 1: 107-129.


    Ma, J., E. Katz and J. M. Belote (2002) Expression of proteasome subunit isoforms during spermatogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Molecular Biology 11: 624-639.


    Belote, J. M. and E. Fortier (2002) Targeted expression of dominant negative proteasome mutants in Drosophila. Genesis 34: 80-82.


    Fortier, E. and J. M. Belote (2000) Temperature-dependent gene silencing by an expressed inverted repeat in Drosophila. Genesis 26: 240-244.


    Covi, J. A., J. M. Belote and D. L. Mykles (1999) Subunit compositions and catalytic properties of proteasomes from developmental temperature-sensitive mutants of Drosophila melanogaster. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 368: 85-97.


    Smyth, K. A. and J. M. Belote (1999) The dominant temperature-sensitive lethal mutant DTS7 of Drosophila melanogaster encodes an altered 20S proteasome b-type subunit. Genetics 151: 211-220.


    Belote, J. M., M. Miller and K. A. Smyth (1998) Evolutionary conservation of a testes-specific proteasome subunit gene in Drosophila. Gene 215: 93-100.


    Smith, E. R., J. M. Belote, R. L. Schiltz, X.-J. Yang, P. A. Moore, S. L. Berger, Y. Nakatani and C. D. Allis (1998) Cloning of Drosophila GCN5: conserved features among metazoan GCN5 family members. Nucleic Acids Research 26, 2948-2954.


    Cheng, L., N. Roemer, K. A. Smyth, J. M. Belote, J. Nambu and L. M. Schwartz (1998) Cloning and characterization of Pros45, the Drosophila SUG-1 proteasome subunit homolog. Molecular and General Genetics 259, 13-20.


    Zaiss, D. and J. M. Belote (1997) Molecular cloning of the Drosophila melanogaster gene a5_dm encoding a 20S proteasome a-type subunit. Gene 201, 99-105.


    Yuan, X., M. Miller and J. M. Belote (1996) Duplicated proteasome subunit genes in Drosophila melanogaster encoding testes-specific isoforms. Genetics 144: 147-157.


    Liu, Y. and J. M. Belote (1995) Protein-protein interactions among components of the primary sex determination signal of Drosophila. Molecular and General Genetics 248: 182-189.


    Samuel, D. S., J. M. Belote and S. H. P. Chan (1995) Isolation of the rat F1- ATPase inhibitor gene and its pseudogenes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1230: 81-85.


    Yuan, X. and J. Belote (1995) Determination of the molecular lesions associated with loss-of-function transformer alleles of Drosophila melanogaster. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1260: 369-370.


    Chorsky, R. and J. Belote (1994) genitalia missing (gem): An autosomal mutant that affects development of the genital disc derivatives. Drosophila Information Service 75: 33.


    Saville, K. J. and J. M. Belote (1993) Identification of an essential gene, l(3)73Ai, with a dominant temperature-sensitive lethal allele, encoding a Drosophila proteasome subunit. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 90: 8842-8846.

    Belote, J. M. (1992) Sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster: from the X:A ratio to doublesex. Seminars in Developmental Biology 3: 319-330.


    O’Neil, M. T. and J. M. Belote (1992) Interspecific comparison of the transformer gene of Drosophila reveals an unusually high degree of evolutionary divergence. Genetics 131: 113-128.


    Belote, J. M., F. M. Hoffmann, M. McKeown, R. L. Chorsky, and B. S. Baker (1990) Cytogenetics of chromosome region 73AD of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 125: 783-793.


    Tearle, R. G., J. M. Belote, M. McKeown, B. S. Baker and A. J. Howells (1989) Cloning and characterization of the scarlet gene of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 122: 595-606.


    Belote, J. M., M. McKeown, R. T. Boggs, R. Ohkawa, and B. A. Sosnowski. (1989) The molecular genetics of transformer, a genetic switch controlling sexual differentiation in Drosophila. Developmental Genetics 10: 143-154.


    Sosnowski, B. A., J. M. Belote, and M. McKeown.(1989) Sex-specific alternative splicing of RNA from the transformer gene results from sequence-dependent splice site blockage. Cell 58: 449-459.


    Belote, J. M. (1989) The control of sexual development in Drosophila melanogaster: Genetic and molecular analysis of a genetic regulatory hierarchy. Gene 82: 161-167.


    McKeown, M., J. M. Belote, and R. T. Boggs. (1988) Ectopic expression of the female transformer gene product leads to female differentiation of chromosomally male Drosophila. Cell 53: 887-895.


    Nagoshi, R., M. McKeown, K. Burtis, J. M. Belote, and B. S. Baker. (1988) The control of alternative splicing at genes regulating sexual differentiation in D. melanogaster. Cell 53: 229-236.


    Belote, J. M. and B. S. Baker (1987) Sexual behavior: Its genetic control during development and adulthood in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 84: 8026-8030.


    Boggs, R. T., P. Gregor, S. Idriss, J. M. Belote, and M. McKeown (1987) Regulation of sexual differentiation in D. melanogaster via alternative splicing of RNA from the transformer gene. Cell 50: 739-747.


    McKeown, M., J. M. Belote, and B. S. Baker (1987) A molecular analysis of transformer, a gene in Drosophila melanogaster that controls female sexual differentiation. Cell 48: 489-499.


    DiBenedetto, A. J., D. M. Lakich, W. D. Kruger, J. M. Belote, B. S. Baker and M. F. Wolfner (1987) Sequences expressed sex-specifically in D. melanogaster adults. Developmental Biology 119: 242-251.


    Belote, J. M., M. B. McKeown, D. J. Andrew, T. N. Scott, M. F. Wolfner, and B. S. Baker (1985) The control of sexual differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 50: 605-614.


    Belote, J.M. and M.B. McKeown (1985) Post-replicative repair of an X-ray damaged chromosome following fertilization in Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service 61: 33-34.


    Belote, J. M., A. M. Handler, M. F. Wolfner, K. J. Livak, and B. S. Baker (1985) The sex specific regulation of yolk protein gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster. Cell 40: 339-348.


    Belote, J. M. (1983) Male-specific lethal mutations of Drosophila melanogaster. II. Parameters of gene action during male development. Genetics 105: 881-896.


    Baker, B. S. and J. M. Belote (1983) Sex determination and dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual Review of Genetics 17: 345-393.


    Belote, J. M. and B. S. Baker (1983) The dual functions of a sex determination gene in Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Biology 95: 512-517.


    Belote, J. M. and B. S. Baker (1982) Sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster: Analysis of transformer-2 , a sex transforming locus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 79: 1568-1572.


    Belote, J. M. and J. C. Lucchesi (1980) Male-specific lethal mutations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 96: 165-186.


    Belote, J. M. and J. C. Lucchesi (1980) Control of X chromosome transcription by the maleless gene in Drosophila. Nature 285: 573-575.


    Lucchesi, J. C., J. M. Belote, and G. Maroni (1977) X-linked gene activity in metamales (XY;3A) of Drosophila. Chromosoma 65: 1-7.