Publications

Preprints

2022: Gering E, Johnsson M, Martin Cerezo ML, Steep A, Getty T, Henriksen R, Wright D. Evolution along a parallel/non-parallel continuum in Pacific and Atlantic feral chickens, G. gallus. Authorea preprint. doi:10.22541/au.166418860.00039229/v1

Peer-reviewed publications

2022: Johnsson M, Wall H, Lopes Pinto FA, Fleming RH, McCormack HA, Benavides-Reyes C, Dominguez-Gasca N, Sanchez-Rodriguez E, Dunn IC, Rodriguez-Navarro AB, Kindmark A, de Koning D-J. Genetics of tibia bone properties of crossbred commercial laying hens in different housing systems. G3. doi:10.1093/g3journal/jkac302

2022: Ros-Freixedes R, Johnsson M, Whalen A, Chen CY, Valente BD, Herring WO, Gorjanc C, Hickey JM. Genomic prediction with whole-genome sequence data in intensely selected pig lines. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-022-00756-0

2022: Ros-Freixedes R, Valente BD, Chen CY, Herring WO, Gorjanc G, Hickey JM, Johnsson M. Rare and population-specific functional variation across pig lines. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-022-00732-8

2022: Ablondi M, Johnsson M, Eriksson S, Sabbioni A, Viklund ÅG, Mikko S. Performance of Swedish Warmblood fragile foal syndrome carriers and breeding prospects. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-021-00693-4

2022: Salavati M, Woolley SA, Cortés Araya Y, Halstead MM, Stenhouse C, Johnsson M, Ashworth CJ, Archibald AL, Donadeu FX, Hassan MA, Clark EL. Profiling of open chromatin in developing pig (Sus scrofa) muscle to identify regulatory regions. G3. doi:10.1093/g3journal/jkab424

2021: Johnsson M, Wahlen A, Ros-Freixedes R, Gorjanc G, Chen C-Y, Herring WO, de Koning D-J, Hickey JM. Genetic variation in recombination rate in the pig. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-021-00643-0

2021: Johnsson M, Henriksen R, Wright D. The neural crest cell hypothesis: no unified explanation for domestication. Genetics. doi:10.1093/genetics/iyab097

2021: Powell O, Mrode R, Gaynor RC, Johnsson M, Gorjanc G, Hickey JM. Genomic evaluations using data recorded on smallholder dairy farms in low- to middle-income countries. JDS Communcations doi:10.3168/jdsc.2021-0092

2021: Johnsson M, Jungnickel, MK. Evidence for and localization of proposed causative variants in cattle and pig genomes. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-021-00662-x

2021: Gozalo-Marcilla M, Buntjer J, Johnsson M, Batista L, Diez F, Werner CR, Chen C-Y, Gorjanc G, Mellanby RJ, Hickey JM, Ros-Freixedes R. (2021). Genetic architecture and major genes for backfat thickness in pig lines of diverse genetic backgrounds. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-021-00671-w

2021: Dadousis C, Somavilla A, Ilska JJ, Johnsson M, Batista L, Mellanby RJ, Headon D, Gottardo P, Whalen A, Wilson D, Dunn IC, Gorjanc G, Kranis A, Hickey JM. A genome-wide association analysis for body weight at 35 days measured on 137,343 broiler chickens. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-021-00663-w

2021: Fallahshahroudi A, Johnsson M, Sorato E, Ubhayasekera SJ, Bergquist J, Altimiras J, Jensen P. Effects of the Domestic Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Receptor (TSHR) Variant on the Hypothalamic—Pituitary—Thyroid Axis and Behavior in Chicken. Genetics. doi:10.1093/genetics/iyaa050

2020: Henriksen R, Höglund A, Fogelholm J, Abbey-Lee R, Johnsson M, Dingemanse N, Wright D. Intra-individual behavioural variability: a trait under genetic control. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. doi:10.3390/ijms21218069

2020: Höglund A, Henriksen R, Fogelholm J, Churcher AM, Guerrera-Bosagna CM, Martinez-Barrio A, Johnsson M, Jensen P, Wright D. The methylation landscape and its role in domestication and gene regulation in the chicken. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-01310-1

2020: Wright D, Henriksen R, Johnsson M. Defining the domestication syndrome: comment on Lord et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2020.08.009

2020: Fogelholm J, Henriksen R, Höglund A, Huq N, Johnsson M, Lenz R, Jensen P, Wright D. CREBBP and WDR24 identified as candidate genes for quantitative variation in red-brown plumage colouration in the chicken. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-57710-7

2019: Johnsson M, Gaynor RC, Jenko J, Gorjanc G, de Koning D-J, Hickey JM. Removal of alleles by genome editing (RAGE) against deleterious load. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-019-0456-8

2019: Jenko J, McClure MC, Matthews D, McClure J, Johnsson M, Gorjanc G, Hickey JM. Analysis of a large dataset reveals haplotypes carrying putatively recessive lethal and semi-lethal alleles with pleiotropic effects on economically important traits in beef cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-019-0452-z

2019: Fogelholm J, Inkabi S, Höglund A, Abbey-Lee R, Johnsson M, Jensen P, Henriksen R, Wright D. Genetical genomics of tonic immobility in the chicken. Genes. doi:10.3390/genes10050341

2018: Johnsson M, Ros-Freixedes R, Gorjanc G, Campbell MA, Naswa S, Kelly K, Lightner J, Rounsley S, Hickey JM. Sequence variation, evolutionary constraint, and selection at the CD163 gene in pigs. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-018-0440-8

2018: Ros-Freixedes R, Battagin M, Johnsson M, Gorjanc G, Mileham AJ, Rounsley SD, Hickey JM. Impact of index hopping and bias towards the reference allele on accuracy of genotype calls from low-coverage sequencing. Genetics Selection Evolution. doi:10.1186/s12711-018-0436-4

2018: Johnsson M. Integrating selection mapping with genetic mapping and functional genomics. Frontiers in Genetics. doi:10.3389/fgene.2018.00603

2018: Johnsson M, Henriksen R, Höglund A, Fogelholm J, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetical genomics of growth in a chicken model. BMC genomics. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-4441-3

2018: Johnsson M, Henriksen R, Fogelholm J, Höglund A, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetics and genomics of social behavior in a chicken model. Genetics. doi:10.1534/genetics.118.300810

2017: Fallahsharoudi A, de Kock N, Johnsson M, Bektic L, Ubhayasekera SJKA, Bergquist J, Wright D, Jensen P. QTL mapping of stress related gene expression in a cross between domesticated chickens and ancestral red junglefowl. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2017.02.010

2017: Fallahsharoudi A, de Kock N, Johnsson M, Bektic L, Ubhayasekera SJKA, Bergquist J, Wright D, Jensen P. Genetic and targeted eQTL mapping reveals strong candidate genes modulating the stress response during chicken domestication. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics. doi:10.1534/g3.116.037721

2017: Atikuzzaman M, Alvarez-Rodriguez M, Carrillo AV, Johnsson M, Wright D, Rodriguez-Martinez H. Conserved gene expression in sperm reservoirs between birds and mammals in response to mating. BMC Genomics. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3488-x

2016: Johnsson M, Gering E, Willis P, Lopez S, Van Dorp L, Hellenthal G, Henriksen R, Friberg U, Wright D. Feralisation targets different genomic loci to domestication in the chicken. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms12950

2016: Henriksen R, Johnsson M, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. The domesticated brain: genetics of brain mass and brain structure in an avian species. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep34031

2016: Jensen P, Person ME, Wright D, Johnsson M, Sundman A-S, Roth LSV. The genetics of how dogs became our social allies. Current directions in psychological science. doi:10.1177/0963721416657050

2016: Sundman A-S, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P. Similar recent selection criteria associated with different behavioural effects in two dog breeds. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi:10.1111/gbb.12317

2016: Bélteky J, Agnvall B, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P. Domestication and tameness: brain gene expression in red junglefowl selected for less fear of humans suggests effects on reproduction and immunology. Royal Society Open Science. doi:10.1098/rsos.160033

2016: Johnsson M, Williams M, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetical Genomics of Behavior: A Novel Chicken Genomic Model for Anxiety Behavior. Genetics doi:10.1534/genetics.115.179010.

2016: Johnsson M, Jonsson KB, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. Quantitative Trait Locus and Genetical Genomics Analysis Identifies Putatively Causal Genes for Fecundity and Brooding in the Chicken. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics doi:10.1534/g3.115.024299

2015: Fallahsharoudi A, de Kock N, Johnsson M, Ubhayasekera SJKA, Bergquist J, Wright D, Jensen P. Domestication Effects on Stress Induced Steroid Secretion and Adrenal Gene Expression in Chickens. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep15345

2015: Johnsson M, Jonsson KB, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetic regulation of bone metabolism in the chicken: similarities and differences to mammalian systems. PLOS Genetics. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005250

2015: Persson ME, Roth LSV, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P.Human-directed social behaviour in dogs shows significant heritability. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi:10.1111/gbb.12194

2015: Gering E, Johnsson M, Willis P, Getty T, Wright D. Mixed ancestry and admixture in Kauai’s feral chickens: invasion of domestic genes into ancient Red Junglefowl reservoirs. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.13096

2014: Johnsson M, Rubin C-J, Höglund A, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. The role of pleiotropy and linkage in genes affecting a sexual ornament and bone allocation in the chicken. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.12723

2012: Johnsson M, Gustafson I, Rubin C-J, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. A sexual ornament in chickens is affected by pleiotropic alleles at HAO1 and BMP2, selected during domestication. PLOS Genetics. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002914

2012: Nätt D, Rubin C-J, Wright D, Johnsson M, Beltéky J, Andersson L, Jensen P. Heritable genome-wide variation of gene expression and promoter methylation between wild and domesticated chickens. BMC Genomics. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-59

Book chapters

2020: Johnsson M. Genetics and genomics of skeletal traits in poultry species. In: Aggrey, Zhou, Tixier-Bouchard & Rhoads Eds. Advances in poultry genetics and genomics. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

2015: Johnsson M. The Genomics of Sexual Ornaments, Gene Identification and Pleiotropy. In: Pontarotti Ed. Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype. Springer International Publishing. pp. 19-34.

Conference papers

2022: Johnsson M, Johansson AM, Klingström T, Rius-Vilarrasa E. The effect of recombination rate on genomic selection in simulation. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. [pdf]

2022: Johnsson M, Hickey JM, Jungnickel MK. Building in vitro tools for livestock genomics: chromosomal variation within the PK15 cell line. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. [pdf]

2022: Desire S, Johnsson M, Ros-Friexedes R, Chen C-Y, Gorjanc G, Mellanby RJ, Hickey JM, Jungnickel MK. Genome-wide association studies for loin depth in commercial pigs. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. [pdf]

2022: Sallam M, McCormack HA, Fleming RH, Wilson PW, Andersson B, Schmutz M, Benavides C, Dominguez-Gasca N, Sanchez-Rodriguez E, Rodriguez-Navarro AB, Dunn IC, de Koning DJ, Johnsson, M. Genetic markers associated with bone quality in Rhode Island Red laying hens. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. [pdf]

2022: Fortuna G, Zumbach BJ, Johnsson M, Pocrnic I, Gorjanc G. Accounting for nuclear- and mito-genome in genetic evaluation and breeding of dairy cattle. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. [pdf]

2018: Johnsson M, Ros-Freixedes R, Chen C-Y, Mileham AJ, Gorjanc G, de Koning D-J, Hickey JM. Predicting deleterious sequence variants in the pig. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, vol. Technologies - Gene Editing, p. 153.

2018: Ros-Freixedes R, Whalen A, Somavilla A, Gonen S, Battagin M, Johnsson M, Gorjanc G, Chen C-Y, Cleveland MA, Kelley JA, Campbell MA, Mileham AJ, Hickey JM. Preliminary results from a large sequencing project in a pig breeding program. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, vol. Species - Porcine 2, p. 461.

2019: Johnsson M. A crack in creation. EUsci Magazine. Book review in popular science magazine.

2019: Johnsson M. Framtidens teknik och genetik på konferens i USA. Grisföretagaren No 1 2019, pp. 14-15. Popular science in trade magazine.

2017: Johnsson M. Changes in behavior and emotion under chicken domestication. Animal Sentience. Commentary.