In addition to work created by faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences, this collection includes work created under the auspices of the Department of Botany & Microbiology and the Department of Zoology, which consolidated following the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Submissions from 2021

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A History of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University: 1844-2021, Anne Fry

Submissions from 2020

Generic Status of Winitia (Annonaceae, Miliuseae) Reaffirmed by Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis, Including a New Species and a New Combination from Thailand, David M. Johnson, Tanawat Chaowasku, Kithisak Aongyong, Anissara Damthongdee, and Hathaichanok Jongsook

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Two New Species of Alphonsea (Annonaceae) from Thailand, David M. Johnson, Charan Leeratiwong, and Piya Chalermglin

Patterns of Annual and Seasonal Immune Investment in a Temporal Reproductive Opportunist, Dustin Reichard, Elizabeth M. Schultz, Christian E. Gunning, Jamie M. Cornelius, Kirk C. Klasing, and Thomas P. Hahn

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Prevalence of Feather-Degrading Bacillus spp. on the Plumage of Birds in Australia, Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Nadya M. Sotnychuk, Larynn R. Cutshaw, and Christa Beckmann

Submissions from 2019

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Insulin-Mediated Changes in Tau Hyperphosphorylation and Autophagy in a Drosophila Model of Tauopathy and Neuroblastoma Cells, Suren S. Ambegaokar, Shreyasi Chatterjee, George R. Jackson, and Amrit Mudher

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Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Xyo pseudohystrix Travassos & Kloss, 1958 (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Hystrignathidae) from Odontotaenius disjunctus (Illiger, 1800) (Coleoptera: Passalidae) from USA and Discussion on its Taxonomic Status, Ramon A. Carreno, Jans Morffe, Nayla Garcia, Andrew K. Davis, and Koichi Hasegawa

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A New Species of Aoruroides Travassos & Kloss, 1958 (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) Parasite of the Wood-Burrowing Cockroach Panesthia angustipennis spadica (Shiraki, 1906) (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) from Japan with Comments on the Validity of the Genus Aoruroides, Ramon A. Carreno, Jans Morffe, Nayla García, and Koichi Hasegawa

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On the Status of Suifunema peregrinatum (Carreno, 2017) n. comb. (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) and First Record of the Species for Japan, Ramon A. Carreno, Jans Morffe, Sota Ozawa, Rina Sriwati, and Koichi Hasegawa

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Allspice Extract Enhances the Yield of T2 Bacteriophage in E. coli by Stimulating the Adenylate Cyclase Enzyme, Gerald Goldstein

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Cinnamon Extract and Cinnamaldehyde Inhibit the Replication of T2 Bacteriophage in E. coli: Potential for Use in Antiviral and Anticancer Therapy, Gerald Goldstein and A. G. Shumaker

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Polyalthia khaoyaiensis (Annonaceae), a New Species from Thailand, David M. Johnson, Nancy Murray, Pasakorn Bunchalee, and Pranom Chantaranothai

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Assessment of Three Diet Types on Constitutive Immune Parameters in Captive Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Elizabeth M. Schultz, Dustin G. Reichard, and Kayla A. Eggleston

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Comparison of Microgravity Analogs to Spaceflight in Studies of Plant Growth and Development, Chris Wolverton, John Z. Kiss, Sarah E. Wyatt, Karl H. Hasenstein, and Jack J.W.A. van Loon

Submissions from 2018

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Effects of Urbanization on the Population Structure of Freshwater Turtles Across the United States, Laurel J. Anderson, David Bowne, Bradley J. Cosentino, Christopher P. Bloch, Sandra Cooke, Patrick W. Crumrine, and Jason Dallas

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Pinworms (Nematoda: Thelastomatoidea) from Insects Collected in Mississippi, USA, with Description of a New Species of Protrellus Cobb, 1920 from the Cockroach Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865 (Blattaria: Ectobiidae), Ramon A. Carreno

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First Record of Cephalobellus brevicaudatus (Leidy, 1851) Christie, 1933 (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Thelastomatoidea), from Cranefly Larvae (Diptera: Tipulidae) in Ohio, U.S.A., Ramon A. Carreno, Laura Tuhela-Reuning, and Lauren Kiebler

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Coriander Seed Extract Enhances the Yield of T2 Bacteriophage in E. coli by Stimulating Adenylate Cyclase, Gerald Goldstein, Sarah Bergman, Marielle Buss, Hanna Cordes, Mary Cranley, Nicholas Reed, and Malory Wolfe

Ginger extract inhibits the replication of T2 bacteriophage by inhibiting the synthesis of nucleosides, Gerald Goldstein, Sarah Bergman, Marielle Buss, Mary Cranley, and Nicholas Reed

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New records and rediscoveries of plants in Singapore, David M. Johnson, R.C.J. Lim, and S. Lindsay

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A revision of Xylopia L. (Annonaceae): the species of Tropical Africa, David M. Johnson and Nancy A. Murray

Female dark‐eyed juncos Junco hyemalis thurberi produce male‐like song in a territorial context during the early breeding season, Dustin Reichard, Daniel E. Brothers, Serena E. George, Jonathan W. Atwell, and Ellen D. Ketterson

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Male Courtship Preference During Seasonal Sympatry May Maintain Population Divergence, Dustin Reichard, Abigail Kimmitt, Samantha L. Dietz, and Ellen D. Ketterson

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Innate Immunity and Environmental Correlates of Haemoproteus Prevalence and Intensity in an Opportunistic Breeder, Elizabeth M. Schultz, Dustin Reichard, Jamie M. Cornelius, Kirk C. Klasing, and Thomas P. Hahn

Submissions from 2017

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New Species of Hammerschmidtiella Chitwood, 1932, and Blattophila Cobb, 1920, and New Geographical Records for Severianoia Annamensis Van Luc & Spiridonov, 1993 (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Thelastomatoidea) from Cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria) in Ohio and Florida, U.S.A., Ramon A. Carreno

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Effect of the length of antisense RNA on bacterial enzyme production, Gerald Goldstein, E.T. McKenzie, N.R. Reed, and A.C. Smith

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Centriolar SAS-7 Acts Upstream of SPD-2 to Regulate Centriole Assembly and Pericentriolar Material Formation, Danielle R. Hamill, Kenji Sugioka, Joshua Lowry, Marie McNeely, Molly Enrick, Alyssa Richter, Lauren Kiebler, James Priess, and Bruce Bowerman

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New Species of Xylopia (Annonaceae) from East Africa, David M. Johnson, Nancy Murray, Quentin Luke, and David Goyder

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Plastid and Seed Morphology Data Support a Revised Infrageneric Classification and an African Origin of the Pantropical Genus Xylopia (Annonaceae), David M. Johnson, Gregory Stull, Nancy Murray, Thomas Couvreur, Jenna Reeger, and Caroline Roy

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Effects of Activity, Genetic Selection, and Their Interaction on Muscle Metabolic Capacities and Organ Masses in Mice, Scott Kelly, Fernando Gomes, Erik Kolb, Jessica Malisch, and Theodore Garland

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Prevention of Tumorigenesis in Mice by Exercise is Dependent on Strain Background and Timing Relative to Carcinogen Exposure, Scott Kelly, Liyang Zhao, Kuo-Chen Jung, Kunjie Hua, David Threadgill, Fernando Manuel de Villena, and Daniel Pomp

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Condition and Context-Dependent Factors Are Related to Courtship Behavior of Paired and Unpaired Males in a Socially Monogamous Songbird, Dustin Reichard, Abigail Kimmitt, Joseph Welklin, and Ellen Ketterson

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The Impact of Substrate and Irrigation Interval on the Post-Transplant Root Growth of Container-Grown Zinnia and Tomato, Bruce Roberts, Chris Wolverton, and Lauren Janowicz

Characterizing Plant Gravity Perception Systems: An Overview of an EMCS Experiment, Scott Wolverton

Submissions from 2016

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Quantitative Assessment of Eye Phenotypes for Functional Genetic Studies Using ​Drosophila melanogaster, Surendra Ambegaokar, Janani Iyer, Qingyu Wang, and Thanh Le

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Collaborative Research Networks Provide Unique Opportunities for Faculty and Student Researchers, Laurel J. Anderson, David Bowne, Jerald Dosch, Tracy Gartner, Martha Hoopes, Karen Kuers, and Erin Lindquist

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Summit of the Research Coordination Networks for Undergraduate Biology Education, Laurel J. Anderson, Carrie Eaton, Deborah Allen, Gillian Bowser, Mark Pauley, Kathy Williams, and Gordon Uno

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Compensatory Dynamics Stabilize Aggregate Community Properties in Response to Multiple Types of Perturbations, Amy L. Downing, Bryan Brown, and Matthew Leibold

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Differential Susceptibility of Bacteriophage and Viruses to Reactive Oxygen Species, Gerald Goldstein

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Turmeric Extract and Curcumin Enhance the Yield of T2 Bacteriophage in E. Coli, Gerald Goldstein, Sarah Bergman, Mary Cranley, and Nicholas Reed

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Inhibition of Replication of Adenovirus by 6-Diazo-5-Oxo-L-Norleucine (DON), Gerald Goldstein and Jamie Harden

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A New Species in the Tree Genus ​Polyceratocarpus (Annonaceae) from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, David M. Johnson, Andrew Marshall, Thomas Couvreur, Abigail Summers, Nicolas Deere, W.R. Quentin Luke, Henry Ndangalasi, and Sue Sparrow

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Long-Term Exercise in Mice Has Sex-Dependent Benefits on Body Composition and Metabolism During Aging, Scott Kelly, Rachel McMullan, Kunjie Hua, Brian Buckley, James Faber, Fernando Manuel de Villena, and Daniel Pomp

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Dark­-Eyed Junco Song: Linking Ontogeny and Function with a Potential Role in Reproductive Isolation, Dustin Reichard and Gonçalo C. Cardoso

Submissions from 2015

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From Passion to Science, Edward H. Burtt Jr.

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Levels of Infection, Pathology and Nodule Size of Onchocerca flexuosa (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) from Northern Spain, Ramon A. Carreno, María del Rosario Hidalgo-Argüello, Angélica Martínez-Delgado, S. González, M.C. Ferreras, and Natividad Díez-Baños

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Distribution of Thelastomatoid Nematodes (Nematoda: Oxyurida) in Endemic and Introduced Cockroaches on the Galápagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador, Ramon A. Carreno, Devinn Sinnott, and Henri Herrera

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Garlic and Onion Extracts Enhance the Yield of T2 Bacteriophage in ​E.Coli, Gerald Goldstein, Owen Kelling, Gregory Serpa, Karli Sturgill, and Madeline Vroom

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Sodium Fluoride Enhances T2 Bacteriophage Yield, Gerald Goldstein and Jazmine Quinn

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Comparison of the Keratinase Gene Sequences of Fast and Slow Feather Degrading Strains of ​Bacillus licheniformis, Gerald Goldstein, Patricia Celestino Soper, Allison Morrell Bailey, and Sara Fitzgerald­-Butt

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Use of Ultraviolet Cues in Female Mate Preference in the Sailfin Molly, Poecilia latipinna, Shala Hankison and Meredith Palmer

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Huberantha, a Replacement Name for Hubera (Annonaceae: Malmeoideae: Miliuseae), David M. Johnson, Tanawat Chaowasku, Raymond van der Ham, and Lars Chatrou

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A Contribution to the Systematics of ​Xylopia (Annonaceae) in Southeast Asia, David M. Johnson and Nancy Murray

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The Historical Origins of Palaeotropical Intercontinental Disjunctions in the Pantropical Flowering Plant Family Annonaceae, David M. Johnson, Daniel Thomas, Lars Chatrou, Gregory Stull, David Harris, U-sa Thongpairoj, and Richard Saunders

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Maternal Exercise Before and During Pregnancy Does Not Impact Offspring Voluntary Physical Activity or Body Composition in Mice, Scott Kelly, Kunjie Hua, Jennifer Wallace, Sarah Wells, Derrick Nehrenberg, and Daniel Pomp

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The “Omics” of Voluntary Exercise: Systems Approaches to a Complex Phenotype, Scott Kelly, Fernando Pardo­-Manuel de Villena, and Daniel Pomp

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Genetic Approaches in Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology, Scott Kelly, Jay Storz, Jamie Bridgham, and Theodore Garland Jr.

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An Examination of the Variation in Maternal Placentae across the Genus Poeciliopsis (Poeciliidae), Tami Panhuis, Lucia Kwan, Megan Fris, Frieda Rodd, Locke Rowe, and Laura Tuhela-Reuning

Quantification of Root Gravitropic Response Using a Constant Stimulus Feedback System, Chris Wolverton

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Evaluation of a Substrate­-Applied Humectant to Mitigate Drought Stress in Young, Container­-Grown Plants, Chris Wolverton, Bruce Roberts, and Samantha West

Submissions from 2014

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The Systematics and Evolution of Pinworms (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Thelastomatoidea) from Invertebrates, Ramon A. Carreno

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Phylogeny of Rhigonematomorpha Based on the Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Rhigonema thysanophora (Nematoda: Chromadorea), Ramon A. Carreno, Taeho Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Soowon Cho, Gi-Sik Min, Chungoo Park, Steven A. Nadler, and Joong-Ki Park

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Multiple Diversity-Stability Mechanisms Enhance Population and Community Stability in Aquatic Food Webs, Amy L. Downing, Bryan Brown, and Matthew Leibold

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Molecular Phylogenetic Support for the Taxonomic Merger of Fitzalania and Meiogyne (Annonaceae): New Nomenclatural Combinations Under the Conserved Name Meiogyne, David M. Johnson, Bine Xue, Daniel Thomas, Tanawat Chaowasku, and Richard Saunders

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Host Genetics and Diet, but Not Immunoglobulin A Expression, Converge to Shape Compositional Features of the Gut Microbiome in an Advanced Intercross Population of Mice, Scott Kelly, Larry Leamy, and Joseph Nietfeldt

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Quantitative Genomics of Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Transcriptional Analysis and Mapping of Expression QTL in Muscle, Scott Kelly, Derrick Nehrenberg, Kunjie Hua, Theodore Garland Jr., and Daniel Pomp

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Exercise Training Effects Hypoxic and Hypercapnic Ventilatory Responses in Mice Selected for Increased Voluntary Wheel Running, Scott Kelly, Enrico Rezende, Mark Chappell, Fernando Gomes, Erik Kolb, Jessica Malisch, Justin Rhodes, Gordon Mitchell, and Theodore Garland

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On the Natural History and Functional Morphology of the Clam Shrimp, Lynceus brachyurus Müller (Branchiopoda: Laevicaudata), Wendell Patton

Submissions from 2013

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The Short Term Germination and Establishment Success of Deer-Dispersed Seeds in Mesic Temperate Forests, Laurel J. Anderson, Lauren Blyth, Laura Ouborg, and David Johnson

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Gas Exchange, Growth, and Defense Responses of Invasive Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae) and Native Geum vernum (Rosaceae) to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Warm Spring Temperatures, Laurel J. Anderson and Don Cipollini

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Aspidodera kinsellai n. sp. (Nematoda: Heterakoidea) from Nine-Banded Armadillos in Middle America with Notes on Phylogeny and Host-Parasite Biogeography, Ramon A. Carreno, F. Agustin Jimenez, and Scott Gardner

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First United States Records of the Rhigonematid Genera Heth and Ruizia (Nematoda: Rhigonematida) from the Introduced Millipede, Anadenobolus monilicornis (Diplopoda: Rhinocricidae) in Key Largo, Florida, USA, Ramon A. Carreno, David Ordsch, Josephine Koltek, Danielle Hamill, and Laura Tuhela-Reuning

Marsileaceae, David M. Johnson and Youxing Lin

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Taxonomy and Biogeography of the New Caledonian Species of Xylopia L. (Annonaceae), David M. Johnson, Jerome Munzinger, Julie Peterson, and Nancy Murray

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A Novel Intronic Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the Myosin heavy polypeptide 4 Gene Is Responsible for the MiniMuscle Phenotype Characterized by Major Reduction in Hind-Limb Muscle Mass in Mice, Scott Kelly, Timothy Bell, Sara Selitsky, Ryan Buus, Kunjie Hua, George Weinstock, Theodore Garland, Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, and Daniel Pomp

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Mice from Lines Selectively Bred for High Voluntary Wheel Running Exhibit Lower Blood Pressure during Withdrawal from Wheel Access, Scott Kelly, Erik Kolb, and Theodore Garland

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Quantitative Trait Loci for Bone Mineral Density and Femoral Morphology in an Advanced Intercross Population of Mice, Scott Kelly, Larry Leamy, Kunjie Hua, Charles Farber, and Daniel Pomp

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Genetic Determinants of Voluntary Exercise, Scott Kelly and Daniel Pomp

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Allele-Specific Transcriptional Activity at Type 2 Diabetes Associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Regions of Pancreatic Islet Open Chromatin at the JAZF1 Locus, Tami Panhuis, Marie Fogarty, Swarooparani Vadlamudi, Martin Buchkovich, and Karen Mohlke

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Low Phosphate Alters Lateral Root Setpoint Angle and Gravitropism, Chris Wolverton, Hanwen Bai, Bhavna Murali, and Kevin Barber

Submissions from 2012

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Bacterial Degradability of an Intrafeather Unmelanized Ornament: A Role for Feather-Degrading Bacteria in Sexual Selection?, Edward H. Burtt Jr., Rafael Ruiz-De-Castaneda, Sonia Gonzalez-Braojos, and Juan Moreno

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Discovery of an Undescribed Protostrongylid Nematode from the Endangered Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer) in Argentina, Ramon A. Carreno, Dina Caporossi, Mario Beade, Carolina Marull, Marcela Uhart, David D. Markwardt, and Steven Nadler

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Apoptosis in the Digestive Tract of Herbivorous Rana pipiens Larvae and Carnivorous Ceratophrys ornata Larvae: An Immunohistochemical Study, Anne Fry, Jane Kaltenbach, Katherine Colpitts, and Ellen Faszewski

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Inhibition of Replication of T2 Bacteriophage in Escherichia coli by 6-diazo-5-oxo-Lnorleucine (DON), Gerald Goldstein, Umut Aypar, Amanda Robinson, Heather Costello, and Christina Vorobej

Evolutionary Diversification of Mating Signals in the Mexican Sailfin Mollies (Poeciliidae: Poecilia mollienesia), Shala Hankison and Margaret Ptacek

Geographic Variation in Genetic and Morphological Structure in the Mexican Sailfin Mollies, Poecilia velifera and P. petenensis, Shala Hankison and Margaret Ptacek

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Characterization of Hubera (Annonaceae), a New Genus Segregated from Polyalthia and Allied to Miliusa, David M. Johnson, Tanawat Chaowasku, Raymond W.J.M. Van Der Ham, and Lars Chatrou

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Keys to the Genera of Annonaceae, David M. Johnson, Thomas Couvreur, Paul Maas, Svenja Meinke, and Paul Kessler

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Exercise and Diet Affect Quantitative Trait Loci for Body Weight and Composition Traits in an Advanced Intercross Population of Mice, Scott Kelly, Larry Leamy, Kunjie Hua, and Daniel Pomp

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Advances in Comparative Genetics: Influence of Genetics on Obesity, Scott Kelly, Wendy Foulds Mathes, and Daniel Pomp

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Functional Genomic Architecture of Predisposition to Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Expression QTL in the Brain, Scott Kelly, Derrick Nehrenberg, Kunjie Hua, Theodore Garland Jr., and Daniel Pomp

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Phenotypic Plasticity: Molecular Mechanisms and Adaptive Significance, Scott Kelly, Tami Panhuis, and Andrew Stoehr

Submissions from 2011

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Transforming Ecological Science at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Collaborative Networks, Laurel J. Anderson, Amy L. Downing, David R. Bowne, Martha F. Hoopes, Kathleen LoGiudice, Carolyn L. Thomas, Tracy B. Gartner, Daniel J. Hornbach, Karen Kuers, Jose-Luis Machado, and Kathleen L. Shea

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Colourful Parrot Feathers Resist Bacterial Degradation, Edward H. Burtt Jr., Max Schroeder, Lauren Smith, Jenna Sroka, and Kevin McGraw

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Phylogenetic Identification of Cystoisospora spp. from Dogs, Cats, and Raccoon Dogs in Japan, Ramon A. Carreno, Makoto Matsubayashi, Hiroyuki Tani, Ryusaku Yoshiuchi, Takenori Kanai, Isao Kimata, Shigehiko Uni, Masaru Furuya, and Kazumi Sasai

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Thelastomatid Nematodes (Oxyurida: Thelastomatoidea) from the Peppered Cockroach, Archimandrita tesselata (Insecta: Blattaria) in Costa Rica, Ramon A. Carreno and Laura Tuhela-Reuning

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A Survey of New Temperature-Sensitive, Embryonic-Lethal Mutations in C. elegans: 24 Alleles of Thirteen Genes, Danielle R. Hamill

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Early Exposure to Nonlethal Predation Risk by Size-Selective Predators Increases Somatic Growth and Decreases Size at Adulthood in Three-spined Sticklebacks, Shala Hankison, A.M. Bell, N.J. Dingemanse, M.B.W. Langenhof, and K. Rollins

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Brain Transcriptomic Response Of Threespine Sticklebacks To Cues of a Predator, Shala Hankison, Y. O. Sanogo, M. Band, A. Obregon, and A. M. Bell

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Identification of quantitative trait loci influencing skeletal architecture in mice: Emergence of Cdh11 as a primary candidate gene regulating femoral morphology, Scott Kelly, Charles Farber, Ethan Baruch, Daniel Yu, Kunjie Hua, Derrick Nehrenberg, Fernando Pardo‐Manuel de Villena, Ryan Buus, Theodore Garland, and Daniel Pomp