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  1. The energetic costs of cellular complexity in evolution
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez
    Trends in Microbiology, 2024


  1. A DRP-like pseudoenzyme coordinates with MICOS to promote cristae architecture
    A. Kumar, M.O. Oguz Gok, K.N. Nguyen, and 4 more authors
    bioRxiv, 2023
  2. Single-cell genomics reveals the divergent mitochondrial genomes of Retaria (Foraminifera and Radiolaria)
    J-N. Macher, N.L. Coots, Y-P. Poh, and 10 more authors
    mBio, 2023
  3. Intracytoplasmic-membrane development in alphaproteobacteria involves the homolog of the mitochondrial crista-developing protein Mic60
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, L.R. Cadena, A.T. Gardiner, and 13 more authors
    Current Biology, 2023
  4. Purple photosymbioses
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and S. Hess
    Current Biology, 2023
  5. Energetics and evolution of anaerobic microbial eukaryotes
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez
    Nature Microbiology, 2023


  1. EukProt: a database of genome-scale predicted proteins across the diversity of eukaryotes
    D.J. Richter, C. Berney, J.F.H. Strassert, and 6 more authors
    Peer Community Journal, 2022
  2. The role of mitochondrial energetics in the origin and diversification of eukaryotes
    P.E. Schavemaker, and S.A. Muñoz-Gómez
    Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2022
  3. Site-and-branch-heterogeneous analyses of an expanded dataset favors mitochondria as sister to known Alphaproteobacteria
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, E. Susko, K. Williamson, and 5 more authors
    Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2022


  1. A microbial eukaryote with a unique combination of purple bacteria and green algae as endosymbionts
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, M. Kreutz, and S. Hess
    Science Advances, 2021
  2. Constructive Neutral Evolution 20 years later
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, G. Bilolikar, K. Geiler-Samerotte, and 1 more author
    Journal of Molecular Evolution, 2021


  1. Independent accretion of TIM22 complex subunits in the animal and fungal lineages
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, S.N. Snyder, S.J. Montoya, and 1 more author
    F1000Research, 2020
  2. Homologue replacement in the import motor of the mitochondrial inner membrane of trypanosomes
    C. Känel, S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, S. Oeljeklaus, and 3 more authors
    eLife, 2020
  3. Genome-enabled phylogenetic and functional reconstruction of an araphid pennate diatom Plagiostriata sp. CCMP470, previously assigned as a radial centric diatom, and its bacterial commensal
    S. Sato, D. Nanjappa, R.G. Dorrell, and 13 more authors
    Scientific Reports, 2020


  1. Neutral evolution of cellular phenotypes
    J.G. Wideman, A. Novick, S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and 1 more author
    Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 2019
  2. Nephromyces represents a diverse and novel lineage of the Apicomplexa that has retained apicoplasts
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, K. Durnin, L. Eme, and 4 more authors
    Genome Biology and Evolution, 2019
  3. An updated phylogeny of the Alphaproteobacteria reveals that the parasitic Rickettsiales and Holosporales have independent origins
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, S. Hess, G. Burger, and 4 more authors
    eLife, 2019


  1. Functional Conservation, Structural Divergence, and Surprising Convergence in the MICOS Complex of Trypanosomes
    J.G. Wideman, and S.A. Muñoz-Gómez
    Current Biology, 2018
  2. Microbial eukaryotes have adapted to hypoxia by horizontal acquisitions of a gene involved in rhodoquinone biosynthesis
    C. Stairs, L. Eme, S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and 5 more authors
    eLife, 2018
  3. Plastid Genomes in the Myzozoa
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and C. H. Slamovits
    In Plastid Genome Evolution, 2018


  1. The Origin and Diversification of Mitochondria
    A.J. Roger, S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and R. Kamikawa
    Current Biology, 2017
  2. The new red algal subphylum Proteorhodophytina comprises the largest and most divergent plastid genomes known
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, F. G. Mejía-Franco, K. Durnin, and 4 more authors
    Current Biology, 2017


  1. The origin of mitochondrial cristae from alphaproteobacteria
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, Wideman J.G., A.J. Roger, and 1 more author
    Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2016
  2. Leaving negative ancestors behind
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, and A.J. Roger
    eLife, 2016
  3. The evolution of ERMIONE in mitochondrial biogenesis and lipid homeostasis: An evolutionary view from comparative cell biology
    J.G. Wideman, and S.A. Muñoz-Gómez
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 2016


  1. The evolution of MICOS: ancestral and derived functions
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, C.H. Slamovits, J.B. Dacks, and 1 more author
    Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2015
  2. Ancient homology of the Mitochondrial Contact Site and Cristae Organizing System (MICOS) points to the endosymbiotic origin of mitochondrial cristae
    S.A. Muñoz-Gómez, C.H. Slamovits, J.B. Dacks, and 3 more authors
    Current Biology, 2015


  1. Evolution of Drosophila sex comb length illustrates the inextricable interplay between selection and variation
    J.N. Malagón, A. Ahuja, Sivapatham G., and 6 more authors
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014


  1. Evolution stings: The origin and diversification of scorpion toxin peptide scaffolds
    K. Sunagar, E.A.B. Undheim, A.H.C. Chan, and 4 more authors
    Toxins, 2013