John M. Mercer

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology

239 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-7354
(919) 660-7293


  • Ph.D. 1981, Yale University

Papers Published

Major publications in the critical care pharmacotherapy literature: February 2012 through February 2013., 1, 2014
Turck, CJ; Frazee, E; Kram, B; Daley, MJ; Day, SA; Horner, D; Lesch, C; Mercer, JM; Plewa, AM; Herout, P; Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update Group, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 71 vol. (1); pp. 68-77

Slip-sliding away: serial changes and homoplasy in repeat number in the Drosophila yakuba homolog of human cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2., June 8, 2010
Bennett, SM; Mercer, JM; Noor, MAF, PloS one. (June 8, 2010) 5 vol. (6); pp. e11006

RNase 1 genes from the family Sciuridae define a novel rodent ribonuclease cluster, December, 2009
Siegel, SJ; Percopo, CM; Dyer, KD; Zhao, W; Roth, VL; Mercer, JM; Rosenberg, HF, Mammalian Genome. (December, 2009) 20 vol. (11-12); pp. 749-757

Roth, VL & JM Mercer 2008. Differing rates of macroevolutionary diversification in arboreal squirrels. Current Science 95:857-86, October, 2008
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Differing rates of macroevolutionary diversification in arboreal squirrels, 0, 2008
Roth, VL; Mercer, JM, Current science. 95 vol. (7); pp. 857-861

A phylogeographically distinct and deep divergence in the widespread Neotropical turnip-tailed gecko, Thecadactylus rapicauda., February, 2005
Kronauer, DJC; Bergmann, PJ; Mercer, JM; Russell, AP, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. (February, 2005) 34 vol. (2); pp. 431-437

Mandibles of rodents that have cheek pouches differ morphometrically from those of rodents that do not, August, 2004
V. L. Roth, S. Unsicker, and J. M. Mercer, Poster: 7th International conference of Vertebrate Morphology. (August, 2004)

The effects of Cenozoic global change on squirrel phylogeny., 3, 2003
Mercer, JM; Roth, VL, Science. 299 vol. (5612); pp. 1568-1572

Genetic architecture of a morphological shape difference between two Drosophila species, 0, 2000
Zeng, Z-B; Liu, J; Stam, LF; Kao, C-H; Mercer, JM; Laurie, CC, Genetics. 154 vol. (1); pp. 299-310

Morphometrics in development and evolution, 0, 2000
Roth, VL; Mercer, JM, Integrative and Comparative Biology. 40 vol. (5); pp. 801-810

An introgression analysis of quantitative trait loci that contribute to a morphological difference between Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana., 1997
Laurie, CC; True, JR; Liu, J; Mercer, JM, Genetics. (1997) 145 vol. (2); pp. 339-348

Genetic analysis of a morphological shape difference in the male genitalia of Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana., 1996
Liu, J; Mercer, JM; Stam, LF; Gibson, GC; Zeng, ZB; Laurie, CC, Genetics. (1996) 142 vol. (4); pp. 1129-1145

Differences in crossover frequency and distribution among three sibling species of Drosophila., 1996
True, JR; Mercer, JM; Laurie, CC, Genetics. (1996) 142 vol. (2); pp. 507-523

Effective isotrophic dipole-dipole pair potential, 1990
Mercer, JM, Molecular Physics. (1990) 69 pp. 625-638

Expansion of the kinetic hierarchy for a massive particle: the Repeated Ring and Fokker-Planck equations, 1983
Mercer, JM; Keyes, T, Journal of Statistical Physics. (1983) 32 pp. 35-51

A modified Fokker-Planck equation for the motion of Brownian particles in a non-uniform gas, 1982
De la Mora, JF; Mercer, JM, Physical Review A. (1982) 26 pp. 2178-2185

Simplified kinetic treatment of heavy molecule velocity persistence effects: Application to species separation, 1981
Fernandez de la Mora, J; Mercer, JM; Rosner, DE; Fenn, JB, (1981) 74 pp. 617-626

Further developments of the approach of Peralta and Zwanzig. 1. The drag on a sphere at high density, 1981
Keyes, ; T, ; Morita, T; Mercer, JM, Journal of Chemical Physics. (1981) 74 pp. 5281-5286

Some considerations on the calculation of the velocity correlation function in the ring approximation, with application to the Lorentz gas, 1979
Keyes, T; Mercer, JM, Physica. (1979) 95A pp. 473-486

Lactase and other enzymes bound to chitin with gluteraldehyde, 1975
Stanley, ; WL, ; Walters, GG; Mercer, JM, Biotech. Bio.. (1975) 17 pp. 315-326

Book Chapters:

Themes and variation in sciurid evolution in Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development, 2014
Louise Roth, V; Mercer, JM

Unequal crossing-over in Sydney Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 0, 2013
Mercer, JM

Cooperativity in Sydney Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 0, 2013
Mercer, JM