PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Sexing Viking Age horses from burial and non-burial sites in Iceland using ancient DNA. H. Nistelberger, A. H. Pálsdóttir, B. Star, R. Leifsson, A. Gondek, L. Orlando, J. H. Barrett, J. H. Hallsson, and S. Boessenkool. Journal of Archaeological Sciences. January 2019.

Patterns of homozygosity in insular and continental goat breeds. T. Figueiredo, M. Amills, F. Bertolin, M. Rothschild, G. Marras, G. Boink, J. Jordana, J. Capote, S. Carolan, J. Hallsson, J. Kantanen, A. Pons and J. Lenstra. Genetics Selection Evolution. November 2018.

Genome-wide association analyses highlights the potential for different genetic mechanisms for litter size among sheep breeds. S. Xu, L. Gao, X.-L. Xie, Y.-L. Ren, Z.-Q. Shen, F. Wang, M. Shen, E. Eythorsdottir, J. H. Hallsson, T. Kiseleva, J. Kantanen and M.-H. Li. Frontiers in Genetics. April 2018.

Effect of soil type on barley yields in Icelandic cultivar trials. H. S. Hilmarsson, M. Göransson, J. H. Hallsson, Þ. A. Kristjánsdóttir and J. Hermannsson. ICE AGR SCI. December 2017.

Population genetic analysis of a global collection of Fragaria vesca using microsatellite markers.  H. S. Hilmarsson, T. Hytönen, S. Isobe, M. Göransson, T. Toivainen and J. H. Hallsson. PLoS ONE. August 2017.

An overview of barley breeding and variety trials in Iceland in the years 1987-2014. H. S. Hilmarsson, M. Göransson, M. Lillemo, Þ. A. Kristjánsdóttir, J. Hermannsson and J. H. Hallsson. ICE AGR SCI. April 2017.

Spotted phenotypes in horses lost attractiveness in the Middle Ages. S. Wutke, N. Benecke, E. Sandoval-Castellanos, H.-J. Döhle, S. Friederich, J. Gonzalez, J. H. Hallsson, M. Hofreiter, L. Lougas, O. Magnell, A. Morales-Muniz, L. Orlando, A. H. Pálsdóttir, M. Reißmann, M. Ruttkay, A. Trinks and A. Ludwig. Scientific Reports. December 2016.

The origin of ambling horses. S. Wutke, L. Andersson, N. Benecke, E. Sandoval-Castellanos, J. Gonzalez, J. H. Hallsson, L. Lõugas, O. Magnell, A. Morales-Muniz, L. Orlando, A. H. Pálsdóttir, M. Reissmann, M. B. Muñoz-Rodríguez, M. Ruttkay, A. Trinks, M. Hofreiter and A. Ludwig. Current Biology. Agust 2016.

Microsatellite diversity of the Nordic type of goats in relation to breed conservation: how relevant is pure ancestry? J.A. Lenstra, J. Tigchelaar, I. Biebach, Econogene Consortium, J. H. Hallsson, J. Kantanen, V.H. Nielsen, F. Pompanon, S. Naderi, H.-R. Rezaei, N. Sæther, O. Ertugrul, C. Grossen, G. Camenisch, M. Vos-Loohuis, M. van Straten, E.A. de Poel, J. Windig and K. Oldenbroek. J Anim Breed Genet. June 2016.

Analysis of the history and population structure of the Icelandic horse using pedigree data and DNA analyses. G. E. Hreiðarsdóttir, Th. Árnason, V. Svansson and J. H. Hallsson. ICE AGR SCI. June 2014.

Microsatellite analysis of Icelandic populations of the poplar fungal pathogen Melampsora larici-populina shows evidence of repeated colonization events. S. E. Elefsen, P. Frey, H. Sverrisson and J. H. Hallsson. EUR J PLANT PATHOL. March 2014.

Diversity of the Icelandic goat population assessed using population data. B. K. Baldursdóttir, Þ. Kristjánsson and J. H. Hallsson. ACTA AGR SCAND A. Oct 2012.

Analysis of the genetic diversity of Icelandic populations of two barley leaf pathogens, Rhyncosporium secalis and Pyrenophora teres. T. S. Stefánsson, M. Serenius and J. H. Hallsson.. EUR J PLANT PATHOL. Apr 2012.

Analysis of the species diversity of leaf pathogens in Icelandic barley fields. T. S. Stefánsson and J. H. Hallsson. ICE AGR SCI. Aug 2011.

Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure within the Icelandic cattle breed using molecular markers. M. G. Ásbjarnardóttir, Þ. Kristjánsson, M. B. Jónsson and J. H. Hallsson. ACTA AGR SCAND A. Dec 2010.

Measuring gene-flow in barley fields under Icelandic sub-arctic conditions using closed-flowering varieties. J. Hermannsson, Þ. A. Kristjánsdóttir, T. S. Stefánsson and J. H. Hallsson. ICE AGR SCI. Aug 2010.

The role of MITF phosphorylation for coat color and eye development in mice analyzed by BAC transgene rescue. G. L. Bauer, C. Praetorius, K. Bergsteinsdóttir, B. K. Gísladóttir, J. H. Hallsson, H. M. Jónsson, A. Schepsky, D. A. Swing, T. N.  O’Sullivan, S. Warming, N. G. Copeland, N. A. Jenkins and E. Steingrímsson. GENETICS. Oct 2009.

An unstable targeted allele of the mouse Mitf gene with a high somatic and germline reversion rate. K. Bismuth, S. Skuntz, J. H. Hallsson, E. Pak, A. S. Dutra, E. Steingrímsson and H. Arnheiter. GENETICS. Jan 2008.

Evolutionary sequence comparison of the Mitf gene reveals novel conserved domains. J. H. Hallsson, B. S. Hafliðadóttir, A. Schepsky, H. Arnheiter, and E. Steingrímsson. PIGM CELL RES. June 2007.

The microphthalmia-associated transcription factor Mitf interacts with beta-catenin to determine target gene expression. A. Schepsky, K. Bruser, G. J. Gunnarsson, J. Goodall, J. H. Hallsson, C. R. Goding, E. Steingrímsson and A. Hecht. MOL CELL BIOL. Dec 2006.

The basic Helix Loop Helix-Leucine Zipper transcription factor Mitf is conserved in Drosophila and functions in eye development. J. H. Hallsson, B. S. Hafliðadóttir, C. Stivers, W. Odenwald, H. Arnheiter, F. Pignoni and E. Steingrímsson. GENETICS. May 2004.

Interallelic complementation at the mouse Mitf locus. E. Steingrímsson, H. Arnheiter, J. H. Hallsson, M. L. Lamoreoux, N. G. Copeland and N. A. Jenkins. GENETICS. Jan 2003.

Genomic, transcriptional and mutational analysis of the mouse microphthalmia locus. J. H. Hallsson, J. Favor, C. Hodgkinson, T. Glaser, M. L. Lamoreux, R. Magnúsdóttir, G. J. Gunnarsson, H. O. Sweet, N. G.  Copeland, N. A. Jenkins and E. Steingrímsson. GENETICS. May 2000.

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