Turetzek, N., Pechmann, M., Janssen, R., and Prpic, N.-M. (2022). Hox genes in spiders: Their significance for development and evolution. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 10.1016/j.semcdb.2022.11.014.

Leite, D.J., Schoenauer, A., Blakeley, G., Harper, A., Garcia-Castro, H., Baudouin-Gonzalez, L., Wang, R., Sarkis, N., Nikola, A.G., Koka, V.S.P., Kenny N., Turetzek N., Pechmann M., Solana J., McGregor A.P. (2022). An atlas of spider development at single-cell resolution provides new insights into arthropod embryogenesis. Preprint BioRxiv 2022.06.09.495456.

Angelakakis, A., Turetzek, N., and Tuni, C. (2022). Female mating rates and their fitness consequences in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Ecology and Evolution 12, e9678. 10.1002/ece3.9678.

McQueen, E.W., Afkhami, M., Atallah, J., Belote, J.M., Gompel, N., Heifetz, Y., Kamimura, Y., Kornhauser, S.C., Masly, J.P., O’Grady, P., Peláez, J., Rebeiz, M., Rice, G., Sánchez-Herrero, E., Santos Nunes, M.D., Santos Rampasso, A., Schnakenberg, S.L., Siegal, M.L., Takahashi, A., Tanaka, K.M., Turetzek, N., Zelinger, E., Courtier-Orgogozo, V., Toda, M.J., Wolfner, M.F., Yassin, A., (2022). A standardized nomenclature and atlas of the female terminalia of Drosophila melanogaster. Fly 16, 128–151

Janeschik M.†, Schacht MI.†, Platten F. , Turetzek N.* (2022)
Discovery of spider Pax2 duplicates indicates prominent role in chelicerate central nervous system, eye, as well as external sense organ precursor formation and diversification after neo- and subfunctionalization Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
†: Authors contributed equally

Janssen, R., Turetzek, N., and Pechmann, M. (2022)
Lack of evidence for conserved parasegmental grooves in arthropods. Development Genes Evolution


Janssen R., Pechmann M., Turetzek N. (2021)
A chelicerate Wnt gene expression atlas: novel insights into the complexity of arthropod Wnt-patterning EvoDevo 12 (1), 1-27


Schomburg, C., Turetzek, N., and Prpic, N.-M. (2020)
Candidate gene screen for potential interaction partners and regulatory targets of the Hox gene labial in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Development Genes Evolution 230, 105–120.

Before 2020

Heingård, M., Turetzek, N., Prpic, N.-M., and Janssen, R. (2019)
FoxB, a new and highly conserved key factor in arthropod dorsal–ventral (DV) limb patterning. EvoDevo 10, 28.

Leite D.J., Baudouin-Gonzalez L., Iwasaki-Yokozawa S., Lozano-Fernandez J., Turetzek N., Akiyama-Oda Y., Prpic N.-M., Pisani D., Oda H., and Sharma P.P., McGregor AP (2018)
Homeobox gene duplication and divergence in arachnids. Molecular Biology and Evolution doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msy125

Königsmann T†, Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Prpic NM (2017)
Expression and function of the zinc finger transcription factor Sp6-9 in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Development Genes Evolution 227: 389. doi:10.1007/s00427-017-0595-2
†: Authors contributed equally

Turetzek N, Khadjeh S, Schomburg C, Pechmann M, Prpic NM (2017)
Rapid diversification of homothorax gene regulation after gene duplication in spiders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:168. doi:10.1186/s12862-017-1013-0

Schwager EE†, [...], Turetzek N, [...], Prpic NM*, Flot JF*, Posnien N*, Richards S*, McGregor AP* (2017)
The house spider genome reveals a whole genome duplication during arachnid evolution. BMC Biology 15:62. doi: 10.1186/s12915-017-0399-x

Turetzek N, Prpic NM (2016)
Observations on germ band development in the cellar spider Pholcus phalangioides. Development Genes Evolution 226: 413. doi:10.1007/s00427-016- 0562-3

Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Schomburg C, Schneider J, and Prpic NM (2016)
Neofunctionalization of a Duplicate dachshund Gene Underlies the Evolution of a Novel Leg Segment in Arachnids. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33, 109–121.

Pechmann M, Schwager EE, Turetzek N, Prpic NM (2015)
Regressive evolution of the arthropod tritocerebral segment linked to functional divergence of the Hox gene labial. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, 20151162.

Schomburg C, Turetzek N, Schacht MI, Schneider J, Kirfel P, Prpic NM and Posnien N (2015)
Molecular characterization and embryonic origin of the eyes in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. EvoDevo 6, 15.

Janssen R, Schönauer A, Weber M, Turetzek N, Hogvall M, Goss GE, Patel NH, McGregor AP and Hilbrant M (2015)
The evolution and expression of panarthropod frizzled genes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3, 96.

Khadjeh S, Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Schwager EE, Wimmer EA, Damen WGM, Prpic NM (2012)
Divergent role of the Hox gene Antennapedia in spiders is responsible for the convergent evolution of abdominal limb repression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 4921-4926.

Pechmann M, Khadjeh S, Turetzek N, McGregor AP, Damen WGM and Prpic NM (2011)
Novel Function of Distal-less as a Gap Gene during Spider Segmentation. PLoS Genetics 7, e1002342. 

Invited Articles

Quade F and Turetzek N* (2020)
The Process of Becoming a “Spider-Man”. Front. Young Minds. 8:83. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.00083

Kaufholz F and Turetzek N* (2018).
Sox enters the picture. ELife 7:e41136. doi: 10.7554/eLife.41136
Khadjeh S, Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Prpic NM (2013)
Warum Spinnen (nur) acht Beine haben. Biologie in unserer Zeit 43, 112-117.

Pechmann M, Khadjeh S, Turetzek N, Prpic NM (2012).
Beinentwicklung und Gliedmaßen- Evolution bei Spinnen. BIOspektrum 18, 365-368.