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Publications: 2021
# graduate student, * undergraduate student, department member

  • Brown SP, M Brogden,  C Cortes, AE Tucker#, AR VandeVoort, BA Snyder, 2021. Investigating the effects of nitrogen deposition and substrates on the microbiome and mycobiome of the millipede Cherokia georgiana georgiana (Diplopoda: Polydesmida). Soil Biology and Biochemistry, In Press.
  • Shahrtash M# and SP Brown, 2021. A Path Forward: Promoting Microbial-Based Methods in the Control of Invasive Plant Species. Plants 2021, 10(5), 943.
  • Sabel JL,  K Wright#, JJ Adler, G Bates, L Bates, S Pandey, AM Simons, SJ Swerdlow, NS Reyna, L Hensley, 2021.  Transitioning Cell Culture CURE Labs from Campus to Online: Novel Strategies for a Novel Time. J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2021 vol. 22 no. 1
  • Pedersen MW,  B De Sanctis, NF Saremi,  M Sikora, EE Puckett, Z Gu, KL Moon...E Willerslev, 2021. Environmental genomics of Late Pleistocene black bears and giant short-faced bears. Curr Biol in Press
  • Shor ES#, DA Freeman, 2021. The paraventricular thalamus serves as a nexus in the regulation of stress and immunity, Brain, Behav Immun, In Press.
  • Lu, L#, K.A Townsend*, and BJ Daigle Jr. 2021. GEOlimma: differential expression analysis and feature selection using pre-existing microarray data. BMC Bioinformatics, 22:44.
  • Miller KD# and EK Bowers. 2021. Incubation. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (J.  Vonk, T. Shackelford, eds.). Springer Nature
  • Jenkins JB#, Mueller AJ#, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK, and Bowers EK. 2021. Female birds monitor the activity of their mates while brooding nest-bound young. Animal Cognition.
  • Brode M, KD Miller#, AJ Atkins Coleman#, KL O’Neil#, LA Poole*, and EK Bowers. 2021. Parental favoritism in a wild bird population. Animal Cognition.
  • Shor EK and DA Freeman. 2021. The paraventricular thalamus serves as a nexus in the regulation of stress and immunity. Brain Behavior and Immunity.
  • Vaziri, G.J., M. Jusino, J. Palmer, M. Brewer, and J.S. Adelman. 2021. Anthelminthic drugs modulate the acute phase immune response but not the microbiota in wild song sparrows. Ornithology. 138: ukaa066
  • Fisher, K.E., P.M. Dixon, G. Han, J.S. Adelman, and S.P. Bradbury. 2021. Locating large insects using automated VHF radio telemetry with a multi-antennae array. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Publications: 2020
# graduate student, * undergraduate student, department member

  • Jiang, J., Prasad Dhakal, N., Guo, Y., Andre, C., Thompson, L.,  Skalli, O., Peng, C.  2020.  Controlled Dynamics of Neural Tumor Cells by Templated Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 9(12):e2000487
  • Rodriguez Sala, M, O Skalli, N Nicholas Leventis, and F Sabri.  2020. Nerve Response to Superelastic Shape Memory Polyurethane Aerogels. Polymers 12(12).
  • Siniscalchi, C.M., R.D. Edwards, J.L. Gomez*, E.R. Moore#, J.R. Mandel. Photosynthesis metabolism in the Compositae: current knowledge and future directions. Taxon.
  • Lichter-Marck, I, W. Freyman, G. Johnson, C.M. Siniscalchi, J.R. Mandel, A. Castro Castro, B. Baldwin. Phylogenomics of the rock daisy tribe (Perityleae; Asteraceae) provides new insights into morphological and chromosomal evolution. Journal of Systematics and Evolution.
  • Thapa, R. R.J. Bayer, J.R. Mandel. Genetic diversity, population structure, and ancestry estimation in the Antennaria rosea (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) polyploid agamic complex. Taxon.
  • Watson, L.E., C.M., Siniscalchi, J.R. Mandel. Pylogenomics of the Hyperdiverse Daisy Tribes: Anthemideae, Astereae, Calenduleae, Gnaphalieae, and Senecioneae (Asteraceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution.
  • BMF Sjodin, EE Puckett, RL Irvine, J Munshi-South, and MA Russello.  Global origins of invasive brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) in the Haida Gwaii archipelago Biological Invasions 23: 611-623.
  • Kang JI, SG Mueller, GWY Wu, J Lin, P Ng, R Yehuda, JD Flory, D Abu-Amara, VI Reus, A Gautam, [24 additional co-authors†], BJ Daigle Jr, ...OM Wolkowitz. 2020. Effect of Combat Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Telomere Length and Amygdala Volume. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 678–687. †As member of PTSD Systems Biology Consortium.
  • Yang R, A Gautam, D Getnet, BJ Daigle Jr, ...  M Jett. 2020. Epigenetic Biotypes of PTSD in War-Zone Exposed Veteran and Active Duty Males. Biological Psychiatry, 87(9):S8–S9.
  • Lu L# and BJ Daigle Jr. 2020. Prognostic analysis of histopathological images using pre- trained convolutional neural networks: Application to hepatocellular carcinoma. PeerJ, 8:e8668.
  • McKenna, D.D. 2020. Beetles became an evolutionary success with the help of stolen microbial genes. The Science Breaker.
  • H Song, O Béthoux, S Shin, A Donath, H Letsch, S Liu, DD McKenna,...& S Simon.  Phylogenomic analysis sheds light on the evolutionary pathways towards acoustic communication in Orthoptera. Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 4939 (2020)
  • KM Parsley#. Plant awareness disparity: A case for renaming plant blindness. Plants, People, Planet, In Press
  • Brown, S.P., Grillo, M.A., Podowski, J.C. et al. Soil origin and plant genotype structure distinct microbiome compartments in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Microbiome 8, 139 (2020).
  • EK Shor#, SP Brown, and DA Freeman. A novel role for the pineal gland: Regulating seasonal shifts in the gut microbiota of Siberian hamsters. J Pineal Res, In Press, 2020.
  • MF Carrasco-Harris#, JA Cole, and S Reichling. Cozy in the City: The Morphology and Spatial Ecology of Copperheads in an Urban Forest. Urban Naturalist 35:1-19, 2020
  • Herrando-Moraira S., J.A. Calleja, M. Galbany-Casals, N. Garcia-Jacas, J-Q. Liu, J. López-Alvarado, J. López-Pujol, J.R. Mandel, N. Montes-Moreno, C. Roquet, L. Sáez, A. Sennikov, A. Susanna, R. Vilatersana. Generic boundaries in subtribe Saussureinae (Compositae-Cardueae): insights from Hyb-Seq data. Taxon. doi: 10.1002/tax.12314.
  • Goncalves, D.P., R.K. Jansen, T.A. Ruhlman, J.R. Mandel. Under the rug: Abandoning persistent misconceptions that obfuscate organelle evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106903u
  • Brown SP, Grillo MA, Podowski JC, Heath KD. Soil origin and plant genotype structure distinct microbiome compartments in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Microbiome volume 8, Article number: 139
  • Susanna, A., B. G. Baldwin, R. J. Bayer, M. Bonifacino, N. Garcia-Jacas, S. C. Keeley, J. R. Mandel, S. Ortiz, H. Robinson, and T. F. Stuessy. 2020.  The classification of the Compositae: a tribute to Vicki Ann Funk (1947-2019).  Taxon.
  • Smissen, R., R. J. Bayer, N. G. Bergh, I. Breitwieser, S. E. Freire, M. Galbany-Casals, A. N. Schmidt-Lebuhn, and J. M. Ward. A revised subtribal classification of Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae). Taxon. (in press)
  • Thapa, R., R. J. Bayer, J.R. Mandel. Phylogenomics Resolves the Relationships within Antennaria (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae) and Yields New Insights into its Morphological Character Evolution and Biogeography.  Systematic Botany 45(2): 387-402.
  • DM Weeks, MJ Parris, SP Brown. Recovery and resiliency of skin microbial communities on the southern leopard frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus) following two biotic disturbances. Animal Microbiome.2, 35 (2020)
  • P Shrestha#, Yongmei Zhang, Wen-Jen Chen, Tit-Yee Wong.  DTriclosan: antimicrobial mechanisms, antibiotics interactions, clinical applications, and human health. J Environmental Science Health, Part C In Press
  • SP Brown and AE Tucker#.  Distribution and biogeography of Sanguina snow algae: Fine‐scale sequence analyses reveal previously unknown population structure. Ecology Evo In Press
  • JR Mandel, AJ Ramsey#, JM Holley, VA Scott, D Mody, P Abbot. Disentangling complex inheritance patterns of plant organellar genomes: an example from carrot. J Heredity 111: 531–538, 2020.
  • NAM Shendy#, D Raghu, S Roy, CH Perry#, A Safi*, MR Branco, R Homayouni & AN Abell. Coordinated regulation of Rel expressionby MAP3K4, CBP, and HDAC6 controls phenotypic switching.  Communications Biology 3, 475, 2020
  • Bebus, SE, BC Jones, SJ Schoech. 2020. Link between past threatening experience and future neophobic behaviour depends on physiological stress responsiveness. Animal Behaviour 167:233-241.
  • KN Rohrer# and MH Ferkin. Long‐term repeatability and stability of three personality traits in meadow voles. Ethology 126:791-802, 2020.
  • GWC Thomas, E Dohmen, DST Hughes, .... DD McKenna, B Misof, M Munidasa, ... and S Richards. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology. 21 (1), 1-14. (2 Faculty of 1000 recommendations)
  • S Shin, H Lee, F Menzel, S Lee. 2020. Taxonomic study on the Phytosciaria genus group (Diptera: Sciaridae) in Korea, including the description of a new species. J Asia-Pacific Entomol. 23: 358-363.
  • M Lee, H Choi, S Shin, H Seo, J Lim, S Lee. 2020. In Press. A new record of willow feeding aphid, Stomaphis Walker (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Korea, J Asia-Pacific Entomology.
  • MM Jones# L Proop, CMV Nuñez.  Rising up to the challenge of their rivals: Mare infidelity intensifies stallion response to playback of aggressive conspecific vocalizations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 225, April 2020, 104949
  • Sutter, C.H.; Rainwater*, H.M.; Sutter, T.R. Contributions of Nitric Oxide to AHR-Ligand-Mediated Keratinocyte Differentiation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 5680.
  • Vinkler, M., J.S. Adelman, and D.R. Ardia. In Press. Evolutionary and Ecological Immunology. In Avian Immunology, (K.A. Schat, B. Kaspers, and P. Kaiser, eds), 3rd edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Henschen, A.E. and J.S. Adelman. In Press. Avian Ecoimmunology. In Avian Disease Ecology, (J. Owen, D.M. Hawley, and K. Huyvaert, eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Aberle, M.#, K. Langwig, J.S. Adelman, and D.M. Hawley. In press. Effects of bird feeder density on the foraging behaviors of a backyard songbird subject to seasonal disease outbreaks. Canadian Journal of Zoology.
  • Fisher, K.E.#, J.S. Adelman, and S.P. Bradbury. 2020. Employing very high frequency (VHF) radio telemetry to recreate monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) flight paths. Environmental Entomology 49: 312-323.
  • Field, E.N.#, E.J. Gehrke*, R.M. Ruden#, J.S. Adelman, and R.C. Smith. 2020. An improved multiplex PCR assay for the identification of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) blood meals. J Med Entomology 57: 557–562.
  • Puckett, EE, E Sherratt, M Combs, E Carlen, W Harcourt-Smith, and J Munshi-South.  Variation in brown rat cranial shape shows directional selection in nasal and tooth row lengths over 120 years in New York City.  Ecology and Evolution 10: 4739-4748, 2020.
  • KE Clark#, KA Messler* and MH Ferkin.  Sex differences in olfactory social recognition memory in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus. Ethology In Press, 2020.
  • D McKenna. Evolution: Symbiotic Microbes Mediate Host Range of Herbivorous Beetles. Curr Biol 30:R893-R896, 2020.
  • G Szwabowski#, PN Castleman#, CK Sears*, LH Wink, JA Cole, DL Baker, and AL Parrill. Benchmarking GPCR homology model template selection in combination with de novo loop generation.  In Press,  J Computer-Aided Molecular Design,
  • P. Shrestha#, J. Ni and T-Y Wang.  Synergistic and antagonistic interactions of triclosan with various antibiotics in bacteria. J Environmental Sci Health, Part C: Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, In Press
  • T Ahameda, SP Brown and M Salehi. Investigate the Role of Biofilm and Water Chemistry on Lead Deposition onto and Release from Polyethylene: An Implication for Potable Water Pipes. J Hazardous Materials, In Press, June 2020.
  • Lessman, C., & Brantley, N#. (2020). Puberty visualized: Sexual maturation in the transparent Casper zebrafish. Zygote, 1-11.
  • J Jiang, NP Dhakal, Y Guo, C Andre, L Thompson, O Skalli and Chenhui Peng. Controlled Dynamics of Neural Tumor Cells by Templated Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks. Adv Healthcare Materials In Press
  • M Shahrtash# and SP Brown. Drivers of Foliar Fungal Endophytic Communities of Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) in the Southeast United States. Diversity 2020, 12(5), 185
  • CMV Nuñez , DI Rubenstein. Communication is key: Mother-offspring signaling can affect behavioral responses and offspring survival in feral horses (Equus caballus). PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231343.
  • EE Puckett, D Orton and J Munshi-South. Commensal Rats and Humans: Integrating Rodent Phylogeography and Zooarchaeology to Highlight Connections between Human Societies. BioEssays 2020,42 1900160.
  • JL Sabel Using the FRAMER Scaffold Design Framework to Support Students in Learning & Understanding Biology.
  • MF Carrasco-Harris#, D Bowman, S Reichling, JA Cole. Spatial ecology of copperhead snakes (Agkistrodon contortrix) in response to urban park trails.
    J Urban Ecol 6, Issue 1, 2020, juaa007.
  • MF Carrasco-Harris#, JR Mandel, CM Siniscalchi, S Reichling and JA Cole.   Population genetics of Copperheads (Agkistroden contortrix). Herpetol Rev 51:1-7, 2020.
  • MM Jones, L Proops, CMV Nuñez. 2020. Rising up to the challenge of their rivals: Mare infidelity intensifies stallion response to playback of aggressive conspecific vocalizations.  App Anim Behavior Sci, In Press.
  • GWC Thomas, E Dohmen,...DD McKenna, B Misof,... & Stephen Richards. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biol 21, 15 (2020)
  • EL Guy#, MW Martin#, AJ Kouba, JA Cole and CK Kouba. 2020.  Evaluation of different temporal periods between hormone-induced ovulation attempts in the female Fowler's toad Anaxyrus fowleri.  Conservation Physiol. Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020, coz113.

Publications: 2019
# graduate student, * undergraduate student, department member


  • Sutter CH, Olesen KM, Bhuju J#, Guo Z, Sutter TR. AHR Regulates Metabolic Reprogramming to Promote SIRT1-Dependent Keratinocyte Differentiation. J Invest Dermatol 139:818-826, 2019.
  • Scauzillo, R. C#. & Ferkin, M. H. (2019). Factors that affect non-independent mate choice. Biological J Linnean Society 128:499-514.
  • Ferkin, M. H. (2019). Perspectives on chemical signals conveying information in rodents. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14. Buesching CD (ed) Springer Nature AG, Switzerland. Pp. 3-12
  • Young, R. L., Ferkin, M., Ockendon-Powell, N., Orr, V., Phelps, S. Pogány, A., et al. (2019).  Conserved transcriptomic profiles underpin monogamy across vertebrates. PNAS  116: 1331-1336.
  • Rodriguez Sala, M., Peng, C., Skalli, O., & Sabri, F. (2019). Tunable neuronal scaffold biomaterials through plasmonic photo-patterning of aerogels. MRS Communications, 9(4), 1249-1255.
  • Havird, J. C., R. J. Weaver, L. Milani, F. Ghiselli, R. Greenway, A. J. Ramsey#, A. G. Jimenez, et al. 2019. Beyond the Powerhouse: Integrating Mitonuclear Evolution, Physiology, and Theory in Comparative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59: 856-863.
  • Jones, M.M.# and C.M.V. Nuñez. 2019. Decreased mare fidelity alters stallion behavior in a population managed with immunocontraception. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 214: 34-41.
  • Choi, H., Lee, H., Lee, S. 2019. Proposal of a new subfamily of Sciaridae (Diptera: Sciaridae), with description of one new species from South Korea. Zootaxa. 4543 (1): 127-136.
  • Clarke, D.J., Oberprieler, R.G. 2019. Replacement names for Elwoodius Clarke & Oberprieler and Platychirus Clarke & Oberprieler (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Mesophyletidae). Diversity. 11(2), 16.
  • Lee, Y., Lee, W., Seo, H., Lee, S., Choi, H. Cho, G., Oh, M., Choi, J., Lee, M., Kim, J., Jung, S. 2019. National List of Species of Korea [Insects] (Hexapoda: Chapter: Hemiptera). NIBR, Incheon, 986 pp.
  • Mitchell, R.F., Schneider, T.M., Schwartz, A.M., Andersson, M.N., McKenna, D.D. 2019. The Diversity and Evolution of Odorant Receptors in Beetles (Coleoptera). Insect Molecular Biology. 10.1111/imb.12611
  • Seppey, M., Ioannidis, P., Emerson, B.C., Pitteloud, C., Robinson-Rechavi, M., Roux, J., Escalona, H.E., McKenna, D.D., Misof, B., Shin, S.3, Zhou, X., Waterhouse, R.M. & Alvarez, N. 2019. Genomic signatures accompanying the dietary shift to phytophagy in polyphagan beetles. Genome Biology. 20: 98. 10.1186/s13059-019-1704-5.
  • Vizán-Rico, H.I., Mayer, C., Petersen, M., McKenna, D.D., Zhou, X. and Gómez-Zurita, J. 2019. Patterns and constraints in the evolution of sperm individualization genes in insects, with an emphasis on beetles. Genes. 10, 776.
  • Zettlemoyer, M.A., McKenna, D.D., Lau, J.A. 2019. Species Characteristics Affect Local Extinctions. Am J Botany. 106 (4): 547-559.
  • JB Kelley, SN Carter, BD Goldman, S Goldman, DA Freeman. Mechanism for establishing and maintaining the reproductive hierarchy in a eusocial mammal, the Damaraland mole-rat. Animal Behaviour 158: 193-200, 2019.
  • DD McKenna, S Shin, D Ahrens, M Balke, C Beza-Beza#, DJ Clarke, .... and RG Beutel. The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity. PNAS in press 
    Note:  Dr. McKenna was interviewed by BBC Newsday for this article and you can hear the interview here.
  • Jones, K.E., T. Fér, R.E. Schmickl, R.B. Dikow, V.A. Funk, S. Herrando-Moraira, C.M. Siniscalchi, A. Susanna, M. Slovák, R. Thapa#, L.E. Watson, J.R. Mandel. An empirical assessment of a single family-wide hybrid capture locus set at multiple evolutionary timescales in Asteraceae. Applications in Plant Sciences. doi:10.1002/aps3.11295 Applications in Plant Sciences.
  • Mandel, J.R., C.K Major*, R.J. Bayer, J.E. Moore. Combining studies of genetic diversity and demography in a long-lived clonal herb. 2019. PLoS ONE. 14(10): e0224123.
  • Siniscalchi, C.M., B. Loeuille, V.A. Funk, J.R. Mandel, J.R. Pirani. 2019. Phylogenomics yields new insight into relationships within Vernonieae (Asteraceae). Frontiers in Plant Sciences. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01224.
  • KR Dean, R Hammamieh, SH Mellon, D Abu-Amara, JD Flory, G Guffanti, K Wang, BJ Daigle Jr....L Lu#, ...C Marmar. Multi-omic biomarker identification and validation for diagnosing warzone-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Mol Psychiatry (2019) doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0496-z
  • Brantley N# and Lessman CA. In vivo assessment of gonad status, secondary sex characteristics and spawning in transparent Casper zebrafish.  Mechan Develop 160, In Press
  • Mueller AJ#, Twedt DJ, Bowers EK. 2019. Rapid adoption of nestboxes by Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) in mesic deciduous forest. Canadian J Zoology 97:1109-1115, 2019.
  • Burkhart, JJ, EE Puckett, CJ Kroese, CN Sholy, RD Semlitsch, and LS Eggert. Post-Pleistocene differentiation in a Central Interior Highlands endemic salamander. Ecology and Evolution 9:11171-11184.
  • Puckett, EE, E Magnussen, LA Khlyap, TM Strand, A Ludkvist, and J Munshi-South. Genomic analyses reveal three independent introductions of the invasive brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) to the Faroe Islands. Heredity 124:15-27.
    Note: You can listen to Dr. Puckett's podcast relating to this paper by clicking here
  • Brown SP, Veach AM, Horton J, Ford E, Jumpponen A, Baird R (2019). Context dependent fungal and bacterial community shifts in response to recent wildfire in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Forest Ecology and Management. (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117520
  • Beza-Beza, CF#, L Jimenez-Ferbans, DJ Clarke, P Reyes-Castillo, DD McKenna.  Tonantzin, a New Genus of Bess Beetle (Coleoptera, Passalidae) from a Montane Subtropical Forest in Central Mexico, with a Review of the Taxonomic Significance of the Mesofrontal Structure in Proculini. Insects 2019, 10(7), 188
  • Siniscalchi, C.M., B. Loeuille, J.R. Mandel, J.R. Pirani. Using genomic data to develop SSR markers for species of Chresta (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) from the Caatinga. Brazilian Journal of Botany. doi.org/10.1007/s40415-019-00569-4.
  • Dowell JA, EC Reynolds, TP Pliakas, JR Mandel, JM Burke, LA Donovan, CM Mason. Genome-Wide Association Mapping of Floral Traits in Cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus). J Heredity 110(3): 275–286, 2019.  
    Note: This article provided the cover image for this issue of the journal.
  • Mandel, J.R., R.B. Dikow, C.M. Siniscalchi, R. Thapa#, L.E. Watson, and V.A. Funk. A fully resolved backbone phylogeny reveals numerous dispersals and explosive diversifications throughout the history of Asteraceae, Proc Nat'l Acad Sci,
  • Ramsey, A. J.#, D.E. McCauley, Mandel, J.R. Heteroplasmy and patterns of cytonuclear linkage disequilibrium in wild carrot. Integrative and Comparative Biology, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz102. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59:1005-1015, 2019.
  • Hernandez, F., Poverene, M., J.R. Mandel. Genetic diversity and population structure of wild sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Argentina: reconstructing its invasion history. Journal of Heredity. 110: 6, 746–759.
  • J.R. Mandel. A Jurassic leap for flowering plants. Nature Plants 5: 455–456.
  • Thapa R.#, R.J. Bayer, and J.R. Mandel. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Antennaria corymbosa (Asteraceae) and close relatives. Applications in Plant Sciences  7(6): e11268
  • Ramsey A.J.# and J.R. Mandel.  When One Genome Is Not Enough: Organellar Heteroplasmy in Plants. Annual Plant Reviews Online 2019
  • Wyatt KH, Seballos RC, Shoemaker MN, Brown SP, Chandra S, Kuehn KA, Rober AR, Sardo S (2019). Resource constraints highlight complex microbial interactions during lake biofilm development. Journal of Ecology (in press) https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13223
  • Bayer, R. J. and M. O. Dillon. Quasiantennaria (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae), a new genus from the central Andes. Arnaldoa 26:9-26.
  • Phan V., D.-T. Pham, C. Melton#, A. Ramsey#, B. J. Daigle, Jr, J.R. Mandel.  icHET: Interactive Visualization of Cytoplasmic Heteroplasmy. Bioinformatics. 2019 Apr 30. pii: btz300.
  • Raghu#, D., R.J. Mobley, N.A.M Shendy#, C.H. Perry#, A.N. Abell. GALNT3 Maintains the Epithelial State in Trophoblast Stem Cells. Cell Reports 26(13):3684-3697, 2019.
  • Puckett, E.E. and J. Munshi-South.  Brown rat demography reveals pre-commensal structure in eastern Asia before expansion into Southeast Asia.  Genome Res. 2019. 29: 762-770
  • Herrando-Moraira S., J.A. Calleja, M. Galbany-Casals, N. Garcia-Jacas, J-Q. Liu, J. López-Alvarado, J. López-Pujol, J.R. Mandel, N. Montes-Moreno, C. Roquet, L. Sáez, A. Sennikov, A. Susanna, R. Vilatersana. Nuclear and plastid DNA phylogeny of the tribe Cardueae (Compositae) with Hyb-Seq data: A new subtribal classification and a temporal framework for the origin of the tribe and the subtribes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 137: 313-332.
  • Ramsey A.J.#, S.M. Ballou#, J.R. Mandel. Altered pollination ecology of a native plant species in the presence of an attractive non-native plant species. Rhodora 121: 159-173, 2019.
  • Mandel, J.R., J. Brunet. 2019. Gene Flow in Carrot. In: The Carrot Genome, Ed. P. Simon, M. Iorizzo, D. Grzebelus, R. Baranski. Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York, Tokyo.
  • EK Bowers, JB Jenkins#, AJ Mueller#,KD Miller#, CF Thompson, and SK Sakaluk. Condition-Dependent Begging Elicits Increased Parental Investment in a Wild Bird Population, Am. Naturalist, 193:725-737, 2019.
  • Brown, SP and A. Jumpponen. Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure. Microbial Ecology 77:946-958, 2019.
  • Jones JM, Heath KD Ferrer A, Brown SP, Canam T, Dalling JW (2018) Wood decomposition in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the tropics: contrasting biotic and abiotic processes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 95(1): fiy223.
  • Wink LH#, Baker DL, Cole JA, and Parrill, A. A Benchmark Study of Loop Modeling Methods Applied to G Protein-Coupled Receptors.  J Computer-Aided Molec Design, 2019 33(6):573-595.
  • Rohrer, KN# and MH Ferkin. Meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, can discriminate between scents of individual house cats, Felis catus.  Ethology 125:316-323, 2019.
  • Criswell, S#, Taylor M, Kenwright, K, and O Skalli.  The intermediate filament protein synemin (SYNM) was found to be more widespread in CD117+ gastrointestinal stromal cell tumors (GIST) than the CD34 transmembrane phosphoglycoprotein: an immunohistochemical study. J Histotechnol, 42; 1-7, 2019.
  • Ferkin, M.H. Scent marks of rodents can provide information to conspecifics Anim Cogn 22:445-452, 2019
  • Clarke, D., A. Limaye, D McKenna, R Oberprieler. 2018/2019. The Weevil Fauna Preserved in Burmese Amber—Snapshot of a Unique, Extinct Lineage (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Diversity. 11(1). 219 pp;
    To read more about the impact of this paper, which describes 52 previously unknown species of weevil belonging to a brand new, extinct family, visit http://nci.org.au/research/unique-extinct-fossils-microscope/
  • Castleman PN#, CK Sears, JA Cole, DL Baker, AL Parrill GPCR homology model template selection benchmarking: Global versus local similarity measures. J Molec Graphics Modelling 86 (2019) 235-246, 2019.

Publications:  2018


  • Hübner, S. ,N. Bercovich, M. Todesco, J. R. Mandel, et al L. H. Rieseberg. Sunflower pan-genome analysis shows that hybridization altered gene content and disease resistance. Nature Plants 5:54-62, 2019.
  • Siniscalchi CM, BPF Loeuille, JR Pirani JR Two New Rupicolous Species of Chresta (Asteraceae, Vernonieae) from the Brazilian Caatinga. Systematic Botany 43(4):1059-1071.
  • Beutel, R.G., H.W. Pohl, E.V. Yan, E. Anton, S. Liu, A. A Slipinska, D.D. McKenna, F. Friedrich. 2018. The phylogeny of Coleopterida (Hexapoda) – morphological characters and molecular phylogenies. Systematic Entomology 44:75-102, 2018.
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