Publications

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

2017

Larderet I, Fritsch P, Gendre N, Neagu-Maier L, Fetter RD, Schneider-Micell CM, Truman JW, Zlatic M, Cardona A, Sprecher SG                                                                 Organization of the Drosophila larval visual circuit                          eLife 10.7554/eLife.28387

Kendroud S, Bohra AA, Kuert PA, Nguyen B, Guillermin O, Sprecher SG, Reichert H, VijayRaghavan K, Hartenstein V.                                                                                Structure and Development of the Subesophageal Zone of the Drosophila Brain. II. Sensory Compartments.                                                                                                          J Comp Neurol. 2017 Sep 6. doi: 10.1002/cne.24316.

Burkhardt P, Sprecher SG.                                                                                    Evolutionary origin of synapses and neurons – Bridging the gap.                           Bioessays. 2017 Sep 1. doi: 10.1002/bies.201700024

lmeida-Carvalho MJ, Berh D, Braun A, Chen YC, Eichler K, Eschbach C, Fritsch PMJ, Gerber B, Hoyer N, Jiang X, Kleber J, Klämbt C, König C, Louis M, Michels B, Miroschnikow A, Mirth C, Miura D, Niewalda T, Otto N, Paisios E, Pankratz MJ, Petersen M, Ramsperger N, Randel N, Risse B, Saumweber T, Schlegel P, Schleyer M, Soba P, Sprecher SG, Tanimura T, Thum AS, Toshima N, Truman JW, Yarali A, Zlatic M.         The Ol1mpiad: concordance of behavioural faculties of stage 1 and stage 3 Drosophila larvae.                                                                                                             J Exp Biol. 2017 Jul 1;220(Pt 13):2452-2475. doi: 10.1242/jeb.156646.

Martinez P, Perea-Atienza E, Gavilán B, Fernandez C & Sprecher S (2017).                   The study of xenacoelomorph nervous systems. Molecular and morphological perspectives.                                                                                                                          Invertebrate Zoology 14(1) (in press).

Humberg TH and Sprecher SG                                                                                          Age- and wavelength-dependency of Drosophila larval phototaxis and behavioral responses to natural lighting conditions                                                                           Front Behav Neurosci, 20 April 2017

Martinez P, Hartenstein V, ; Sprecher, SG.                                                  “Xenacoelomorpha Nervous Systems.”                                                                                 In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Ed. S. Murray Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Bernardo-Garcia FJ, Humberg TH, Fritsch C, Sprecher SG.                                 Successive requirement of Glass and Hazy for photoreceptor specification and maintenance in Drosophila.                                                                                             Fly (Austin). 2017 Apr 3;11(2):112-120. doi: 10.1080/19336934.2016.1244591

2016

van Giesen L, Neagu-Maier GL, Kwon JY, Sprecher SG.                                                      A microfluidics-based method for measuring neuronal activity in Drosophila chemosensory neurons.                                                                                                       Nature Protocols 2016 Dec;11(12):2389-2400. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2016.144.

Choi J, van Giesen L, Choi MS, Kang K, Sprecher SG, Kwon JY.                                         A Pair of Pharyngeal Gustatory Receptor Neurons Regulates Caffeine-Dependent Ingestion in Drosophila Larvae.                                                                                         Front Cell Neurosci. 2016 Jul 19;10:181. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00181

Spühler IA, Conley GM, Scheffold F, Sprecher SG.                                                        Super Resolution Imaging of Genetically Labeled Synapses in Drosophila Brain Tissue.     Front Cell Neurosci. 2016 May 26;10:142. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00142.

Bernardo-Garcia FJ, Fritsch C, Sprecher SG.                                                                    The transcription factor Glass links eye field specification with photoreceptor differentiation in Drosophila.                                                                                                     DEVELOPMENT . 2016 Apr 15;143(8):1413-23. doi: 10.1242/dev.128801.

van Giesen L, Hernandez-Nunez L, Delasoie-Baranek S, Colombo M, Renaud P, Bruggmann R, Benton R, Samuel ADT, and  Sprecher SG                                    Multimodal stimulus coding by a gustatory sensory neuron in Drosophila larvae           Nature Communications, 2016 Feb 11;7:10687. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10687.

Mishra AK, Bargmann BO, Tsachaki M, Fritsch C, Sprecher SG.                           Functional genomics identifies regulators of the phototransduction machinery in the Drosophila larval eye and adult ocelli.                                                                                    DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY . 2016 Jan 6, S0012-1606(15)30235-9. doi: 10.1016


2015

Guillermin O, Perruchoud B, Sprecher SG and Egger B                                Characterization of tll functions during Drosophila optic lobe formation.  DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, Sep 15;405(2):202-13.

Bressan JM, Benz M, Oettler J, Heinze J, Hartenstein V, Sprecher SG.                               A map of brain neuropils and fiber systems in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior.           Front Neuroanat. 2015 Feb 4;8:166.

Pauls D, von Essen A, Lyutova R, van Giesen L, Rosner R, Wegner C, Sprecher SG    Potency of transgenic effectors for neurogenetic manipulations in Drosophila larvae Genetics, 2015 Jan;199(1):25-37

Klein M, Afonso B, Vonner AJ, Hernandez-Nunez L, Berck M, Tabone CJ, Kane EA, Pieribone VA, Nitabach MN, Cardona A, Zlatic M, Sprecher SG, Gershow M, Garrity PA, Samuel AD                                                                                                                   Sensory determinants of behavioral dynamics in Drosophila thermotaxis.                      Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 13;112(2):E220-9.

2014

Brauchle M, Hansen S, Caussinus E, Lenard A, Ochoa-Espinosa A, Scholz O, Sprecher SG, Plückthun A and Affolter M.                                                                                       Protein interference applications in cellular and developmental biology using            Biology Open, Nov 21;3(12):1252-61

Diegelmann S. and Sprecher SG.                                                                                        An epigenetic way to forget those painful memories.                                                     Trends in Neurosciences2014 May;37(5):245-6

2013

Mishra AK, Tsachaki M, Rister J, Ng J, Celik A, Sprecher SG.                                             Binary Cell Fate Decisions and Fate Transformation in the Drosophila Larval Eye.         PLoS Genet. 2013 Dec;9(12):e1004027.

Kane EA, Gershow M, Afonso B, Larderet I, Klein M, Carter AR, de Bivort BL, Sprecher SG, Samuel AD.
Sensorimotor structure of Drosophila larva phototaxis.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 16.
 
De Vaux V, Pfefferli C, Passannante M, Belhaj K, von Essen A, Sprecher SG, Müller F, Wicky C.
The C. elegans LET-418/Mi2 plays a conserved role in lifespan regulation.
AGING CELL. 2013 Jul 1
 
Egger B, Moraru M, van Giesen L and Sprecher SG.
In vitro imaging of primary neural cell culture from Drosophila.
NATURE PROTOCOLS, 2013 Apr 18;8(5):958-965
 
Farca Luna A, von Essen AM, Widmer Y and Sprecher SG.              
Light preference assay to study innate and circadian regulated photobehavior in Drosophila larvae.                                    
JoVE, 2013 April 20;(74)
 
2012:
 
Huser A, Rohwedder A, Apostolopoulou AA, Widmann A, Pfitzenmaier JE, Maiolo EM, Selcho M, Pauls D, von Essen A, Gupta T, Sprecher SG, Birman S, Riemensperger T, Stocker RF, Thum AS.     
The serotonergic central nervous system of the Drosophila larva: anatomy and behavioral function. 
PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47518.
 
Keene AC and Sprecher SG.
Seeing the light: photobehavior in fruit fly larvae,
Trends Neurosci. 2012 Feb;35(2):104-10

Moraru M, Egger B, Bao D. and Sprecher SG.                                                            Analysis of cell identity, morphology, apoptosis and mitotic activity in a primary neural cell culture system in Drosophila                                                                                       NEURAL DEV, 2012, Jun 20;7(1):14

Tsachaki M and Sprecher SG.
 Genetic and Developmental mechanisms underlying the formation of the Drosophila compound eye.
DEV DYN, 2012
 
2011:
 
Vasiliauskas D, Mazzoni EO, Sprecher SG, Brodetskiy K, Johnston Jr RJ, Lidder P, Vogt N, Celik A, Desplan C
Feedback from rhodopsin controls rhodopsin exclusion in Drosophila  photoreceptors.
NATURE. 2011 Oct 9;479(7371):108-12
 
von Essen AM, Pauls D, Thum AS, Sprecher SG.
Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila  larvae”.
BEHAV NEUROSCI. 2011 2011 Dec;125(6):921-9.
 
Sprecher SG, Cardona A, Hartenstein V.
The Drosophila larval visual system: high-resolution analysis of a simple visual network.
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 2011 Oct 1;358(1):33-43.
 
Keene AC, Mazzoni EO, Zhen J, Younger MA, Yamaguchi S, Blau J, Desplan C and Sprecher SG
Distinct visual pathways mediate Drosophila larval light avoidance and circadian clock entrainment.
J NEUROSCI. 2011 Apr 27;31(17):6527-34.
 
Diaz NN and Sprecher SG    
Photoreceptors: Unconventional ways of seeing.  
CURR BIOL.  2011 Jan 11;21 (1):R25-7
 
Before 2011:
 
Sprecher SG and Desplan C
 Switch of rhodopsin expression in terminally differentiated Drosophila sensory neurons
NATURE, 2008 Jul 24 454 (7203):533-537
 
Sprecher SG, Pichaud F and Desplan C
Adult and larval photoreceptors use different mechanisms to specify the same Rhodopsin fates
GENES AND DEVELOPMENT 2007 Sep 1;21(17):2182-95.
 
Sprecher SG, Reichert H and Hartenstein V
Gene expression patterns in primary neuronal clusters of the Drosophila embryonic brain
GENE EXPRESSION  2007 Apr;7(5):584-95
 
Sprecher SG, Urbach R, Technau GM, Rijli FM, Reichert H, and Hirth F
The columnar gene vnd is required for tritocerebral neuromere formation during embryonic brain development of Drosophila
DEVELOPMENT 133 (21): 4331-9. Nov 2006
 
Sprecher SG, Hirth F
 The dorsoventral patterning gene msh is required for tritocerebral neuromere formation during embryonic brain development of Drosophila
DEV DYN 235 (11):2920-9. Nov 2006
 
Meier S, Sprecher SG, Reichert H, Hirth F                                                    
ventral veins lacking is required for specification of the tritocerebrum in embryonic brain development of Drosophila
MECH DEVELOP 123 (1): 76-83 JAN 2006
 
Sprecher SG, Müller M, Kammermeier L, Miller D, Kaufman TC, Reichert H, Hirth F      
Hox gene cross-regulatory interactions in the embryonic brain of Drosophila
MECH DEVELOP 121 (6): 527-536 JUN 2004
 
Sprecher SG and  Reichert H
The urbilaterian brain: developmental insights into the evolutionary origin of the brain in insects and vertebrates            
ARTHROPOD STRUCT DEV 32 (1): 141-156 AUG 2003
 
Sprecher SG, Galle S, Reichert H
Substrate specificity and juvenile Faviid predominance of coral colonization at the Maldive Islands following the 1998 bleaching event
CORAL REEFS 22 (2): 130-132 JUL 2003
 
 
Books and Chapters:
 
Louis M, Phillips M, Lopez-Matas M and Sprecher SG.
“Behavioral analysis of navigation behaviros in the Drosophila larva”, chapter in “The making and un-making of neuronal circuits in Drosophila” edited by BA Hassen, Humana Press, Springer, 2012
 
Sprecher SG
“Drosophila Neural Development” in eLS (electronical library of Science, John Wiley & Sons), 2012
 
Sprecher SG                            
Developmental regulation of sensory receptor gene expression. Book chapter in: “Developmental Gene Expression Regulation. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2009
 
Sprecher SG and Desplan C                                                        
Development of the Drosophila eye, from precursor specification to terminal differentiation. Book chapter in: “Animal models for eye research”. Elsevier, 2009
 
Sprecher SG
Evolution of the brain in Urbilateria” Essay in: “Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience”,  Springer, 2008