Research Articles & Papers

Mammal Review

Zipple, MN; Roberts, EK; Alberts, SC; Beehner, JC

Bartoš et al. (2021; Mammal Review 51: 143–153; reviewed the mechanisms involved in the ‘Bruce effect’ – a phenomenon originally documented in inseminated female house mice Mus musculus, who block pregnancy following exposure to a novel (non-sire) male. They argue… read more about this publication »

Marine genomics

Byrne, M; Koop, D; Strbenac, D; Cisternas, P; Yang, JYH; Davidson, PL; Wray, G

The molecular mechanisms underlying development of the pentameral body of adult echinoderms are poorly understood but are important to solve with respect to evolution of a unique body plan that contrasts with the bilateral body plan of other deuterostomes. As Nodal and BMP2/4 signalling is involved… read more about this publication »

Pest management science

Wang, Q; Xu, P; Sanchez, S; Duran, P; Andreazza, F; Isaacs, R; Dong, K

BackgroundInsects rely on their sense of smell to locate food and hosts, find mates and select sites for laying eggs. Use of volatile compounds, such as essential oils (EOs), to repel insect pests and disrupt their olfaction-driven behaviors has great practical significance in integrated pest… read more about this publication »

Plant physiology

Castano-Duque, L; Ghosal, S; Quilloy, FA; Mitchell-Olds, T; Dixit, S

Rice production is shifting from transplanting seedlings to direct sowing of seeds. Following heavy rains, directly sown seeds may need to germinate under anaerobic environments, but most rice (Oryza sativa) genotypes cannot survive these conditions. To identify the genetic architecture of complex… read more about this publication »

Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI

Peng, L; Shan, X; Wang, Y; Martin, F; Vilgalys, R; Yuan, Z

Clitopilus hobsonii (Entolomataceae, Agaricales, Basidiomycetes) is a common soil saprotroph. There is also evidence that C. hobsonii can act as a root endophyte benefitting tree growth. Here, we report the genome assembly of C. hobsonii QYL-10, isolated from ectomycorrhizal root tips of Quercus… read more about this publication »

Ecological Monographs

Doak, DF; Waddle, E; Langendorf, RE; Louthan, AM; Isabelle Chardon, N; Dibner, RR; Keinath, DA; Lombardi, E; Steenbock, C; Shriver, RK; Linares, C; Begoña Garcia, M; Funk, WC; Fitzpatrick, SW; Morris, WF; Peterson, ML

Structured demographic models are among the most common and useful tools in population biology. However, the introduction of integral projection models (IPMs) has caused a profound shift in the way many demographic models are conceptualized. Some researchers have argued that IPMs, by explicitly… read more about this publication »


Yuan, M; Jiang, Z; Bi, G; Nomura, K; Liu, M; Wang, Y; Cai, B; Zhou, J-M; He, SY; Xin, X-F

The plant immune system is fundamental for plant survival in natural ecosystems and for productivity in crop fields. Substantial evidence supports the prevailing notion that plants possess a two-tiered innate immune system, called pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) and effector-triggered immunity (… read more about this publication »


Benito-Kwiecinski, S; Giandomenico, SL; Sutcliffe, M; Riis, ES; Freire-Pritchett, P; Kelava, I; Wunderlich, S; Martin, U; Wray, GA; McDole, K; Lancaster, MA

The human brain has undergone rapid expansion since humans diverged from other great apes, but the mechanism of this human-specific enlargement is still unknown. Here, we use cerebral organoids derived from human, gorilla, and chimpanzee cells to study developmental mechanisms driving evolutionary… read more about this publication »

The New phytologist

Lofgren, LA; Nguyen, NH; Vilgalys, R; Ruytinx, J; Liao, H-L; Branco, S; Kuo, A; LaButti, K; Lipzen, A; Andreopoulos, W; Pangilinan, J; Riley, R; Hundley, H; Na, H; Barry, K; Grigoriev, IV; Stajich, JE; Kennedy, PG

While there has been significant progress characterizing the 'symbiotic toolkit' of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi, how host specificity may be encoded into ECM fungal genomes remains poorly understood. We conducted a comparative genomic analysis of ECM fungal host specialists and generalists,… read more about this publication »

Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America

DeMarche, ML; Bailes, G; Hendricks, LB; Pfeifer-Meister, L; Reed, PB; Bridgham, SD; Johnson, BR; Shriver, R; Waddle, E; Wroton, H; Doak, DF; Roy, BA; Morris, WF

Spatial gradients in population growth, such as across latitudinal or elevational gradients, are often assumed to primarily be driven by variation in climate, and are frequently used to infer species' responses to climate change. Here, we use a novel demographic, mixed-model approach to dissect the… read more about this publication »

Journal of Biogeography

Shaw, EC; Fowler, R; Ohadi, S; Bayly, MJ; Barrett, RA; Tibbits, J; Strand, A; Willis, CG; Donohue, K; Robeck, P; Cousens, RD

Aim: If we are able to determine the geographic origin of an invasion, as well as its known area of introduction, we can better appreciate the innate environmental tolerance of a species and the strength of selection for adaptation that colonizing populations have undergone. It also enables us to… read more about this publication »

Am J Med Genet A

Markunas, AM; Manivannan, PKR; Ezekian, JE; Agarwal, A; Eisner, W; Alsina, K; Allen, HD; Wray, GA; Kim, JJ; Wehrens, XHT; Landstrom, AP

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic disease resulting in a prolonged QT interval on a resting electrocardiogram, predisposing affected individuals to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and sudden death. Although a number of genes have been implicated in this disease, nearly one in four… read more about this publication »


Stone, DF; Mccune, B; Pardo-De La Hoz, CJ; Magain, N; Miadlikowska, J

The new genus Sinuicella, an early successional lichen, was found on bare soil in Oregon, USA. The thallus is minute fruticose, grey to nearly black, branching isotomic dichotomous, branches round, 20-90 μm wide in water mount. The cortex is composed of interlocking cells shaped like jigsaw puzzle… read more about this publication »

Communications biology

Oita, S; Ibáñez, A; Lutzoni, F; Miadlikowska, J; Geml, J; Lewis, LA; Hom, EFY; Carbone, I; U'Ren, JM; Arnold, AE

Understanding how species-rich communities persist is a foundational question in ecology. In tropical forests, tree diversity is structured by edaphic factors, climate, and biotic interactions, with seasonality playing an essential role at landscape scales: wetter and less seasonal forests… read more about this publication »

STAR protocols

Hibshman, JD; Webster, AK; Baugh, LR

Standard laboratory culture of Caenorhabditis elegans utilizes solid growth media with a bacterial food source. However, this culture method limits control of food availability and worm population density, factors that impact many life-history traits. Here, we describe liquid-culture protocols for… read more about this publication »

The American naturalist

Caves, EM; Green, PA; Zipple, MN; Bharath, D; Peters, S; Johnsen, S; Nowicki, S

AbstractSensory systems are predicted to be adapted to the perception of important stimuli, such as signals used in communication. Prior work has shown that female zebra finches perceive the carotenoid-based orange-red coloration of male beaks-a mate choice signal-categorically. Specifically,… read more about this publication »

Journal of Ecology

Reed, PB; Peterson, ML; Pfeifer-Meister, LE; Morris, WF; Doak, DF; Roy, BA; Johnson, BR; Bailes, GT; Nelson, AA; Bridgham, SD

Predicting species' range shifts under future climate is a central goal of conservation ecology. Studying populations within and beyond multiple species' current ranges can help identify whether demographic responses to climate change exhibit directionality, indicative of range shifts, and whether… read more about this publication »