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Submissions from 2016

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Enhancing and Restoring Habitat for the Desert Tortoise, Scott R. Abella and K. H. Berry

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Status and Management of Non-Native Plant Invasion in Three of the Largest National Parks in the United States, Scott R. Abella, Nicholas A. Fisichelli, Sarah M. Schmid, Teague M. Embrey, Debra Hughson, and Jane Cipra

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Role of Base Excision Repair (BER) in Transcription-associated Mutagenesis of Nutritionally Stressed Nongrowing Bacillus subtilis Cell Subpopulations, V Ambriz-Aviña, R E. Yasbin, Eduardo Robleto, and M Pedraza-Reyes

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Combined genomic and structural analyses of a cultured magnetotactic bacterium reveals its niche adaptation to a dynamic environment, A C.V. Araujo, Viviana Morillo, J Cypriano, L CRS Teixeira, P Leão, S Lyra, L G. de Almeida, Dennis Bazylinski, A T.R. de Vasconcellos, F Abreu, and U Lins

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Combined genomic and structural analyses of a cultured magnetotactic bacterium reveals its niche adaptation to a dynamic environment, A C. V. Araujo, Viviana K Morillo, J Cypriano, L CRS Teixeira, P Leão, S Lyra, L G. de Almeida, Dennis Bazylinski, A T.R. de Vasconcelos, F Abreu, and U Lins

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TALEN gene editing takes aim on HIV, Ronald Benjamin, B K. Berges, A Solis-Leal, O Igbinedion, Christy Strong, and Martin Schiller

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Rapidly Restoring Biological Soil Crusts and Ecosystem Functions in a Severely Disturbed Desert Ecosystem, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, Scott R. Abella, and Matthew A. Bowker

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Effects of the biocide methylisothiazolinone on Xenopus laevis wound healing and tail regeneration, Nicole Delos-Santos, Summer Azmat, Y Cuenca, J Drenth, J Lauper, and Kelly Tseng

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Identification, Recombinant Expression, and Biochemical Analysis of Putative Secondary Product Glucosyltransferases from Citrus paradisi, S P. Devaiah, D K. Owens, M B. Sibhatu, T R. Sarkar, Christy Strong, V KPS Mallampalli, J Asiago, J Cooke, S Kiser, Z Lin, A Wamucho, D Hayford, B E. Williams, P Loftis, M Berhow, L M. Pike, and C A. McIntosh

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Changes in groundwater oscillations, soil water content and evapotranspiration as the water table declined in an area with deep rooted phreatophytes, Dale Devitt and B Bird

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Global metagenomic survey reveals a new bacterial candidate phylum in geothermal springs, E A. Eloe-Fadrosh, D Paez-Espino, J Jarett, P F. Dunfield, Brian Hedlund, A E. Dekas, S E. Grasby, A L. Brady, H Dong, B R. Briggs, W J. Li, D Goudeau, R Malmstrom, A Pati, J Pett-Ridge, E M. Rubin, T Woyke, N C. Kyrpides, and N N. Ivanova

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High-quality draft genome sequence of Thermocrinis jamiesonii GBS1T isolated from Great Boiling Spring, Nevada, Rakesh Ganji, S K. Murugapiran, J C. Ong, N Manoharan, M Huntemann, A Clum, M Pillay, K Palaniappan, N Varghese, N Mikhailova, D Stamatis, T B.K. Reddy, C Y. Ngan, C Daum, K Duffy, N Shapiro, V Markowitz, N Ivanova, N Kyrpides, T Woyke, J A. Dodsworth, and B P. Hedlund

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Stationary-phase mutagenesis in stressed bacillus subtilis cells operates by Mfd-dependent mutagenic pathways, M Gómez-Marroquín, Holly Anne Martin, Amber Pepper, M E. Girard, A A. Kidman, C Vallin, R E. Yasbin, M Pedraza-Reyes, and Eduardo Robleto

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North-seeking magnetotactic gammaproteobacteria in the Southern Hemisphere, P Leão, L CRS Teixeira, J Cypriano, M Farina, F Abreu, Dennis Bazylinski, and U Lins

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Growth of magnetotactic sulfate-reducing bacteria in oxygen concentration gradient medium, C T. Lefèvre, P A. Howse, M L. Schmidt, M Sabaty, N Menguy, G W. Luther III, and D A. Bazylinski

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Evaluation on the efficiencies of county-level Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in China: results from a national survey, C Li, M Sun, Jeffrey Shen, Chris Cochran, X Li, and M Hao

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Ecology, distribution, and predictive occurrence modeling of Palmer's chipmunk (Tamias palmeri): A high-elevation small mammal endemic to the Spring Mountains in southern Nevada, USA, C Lowrey, K Longshore, Brett Riddle, and S Mantooth

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Lyons et al. reply, S K. Lyons, J H. Miller, K L. Amatangel, A K. Behrensmeyer, A Bercovici, J L. Blois, M Davis, W DiMichele, A Du, J T. Eronen, J T. Faith, G R. Graves, N Jud, C Labandeira, C V. Looy, B McGill, D Patterson, S Pineda-Munoz, R Potts, Brett Riddle, R Terry, A Tóth, W Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N J. Gotelli

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Lyons et al. reply, S K. Lyons, J H. Miller, A Tóth, K L. Amatangelo, A K. Behrensmeyer, A Bercovici, J L. Blois, M Davis, W A. Dimichelle, A Du, J T. Eronen, J T. Faith, G R. Graves, N Jud, C Labandeira, C V. Looy, B McGill, D Patterson, S Pineda-Munoz, R Potts, Brett Riddle, R Terry, W Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N J. Gotelli

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Measuring Accelerated Rates of Insertions and Deletions Independent of Rates of Nucleotide Substitution, Omar S Navarro Leija, S Varghese, and Mira Han

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Spatial localization of Mms6 during biomineralization of Fe3O4 nanocrystals in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1, Z Oestreicher, E Mumper, C Gassman, Dennis Bazylinski, S K. Lower, and B H. Lower

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H-NS, its family members and their regulation of virulence genes in Shigella species, Michael A Picker and H J. Wing

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An experimental evolution test of the relationship between melanism and desiccation survival in insects, Subhash Rajpurohit, L M. Peterson, A J. Orr, A J. Marlon, and Allen Gibbs

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Comparative phylogeography clarifies the complexity and problems of continental distribution that drove A. R. Wallace to favor islands, Brett Riddle

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Racial and insurance status disparities in patient safety indicators among hospitalized patients, Jeffrey Shen, C R. Cochran, O Mazurenko, C B. Moseley, G Shan, R Mukalian, and S Neishi

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Propagula and shoots of Syntrichia pagorum (Pottiaceae) exhibit different ecological strategies of desiccation tolerance, Lloyd Stark, J C. Brinda, and J L. Greenwood

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Effects of China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme on reducing medical impoverishment in rural Yanbian: An alternative approach, M Sun, Jeffrey Shen, C Li, C Cochran, Y Wang, F Chen, P Li, J Lu, F Chang, X Li, and M Hao

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Improving Defibrillation Efficiency in Area Schools, V C. Thomas, Jeffrey Shen, R Stanley, J Dahlke, S McPartlin, and L Row

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Draft genome sequence of Magnetovibrio blakemorei strain MV-1, a marine vibrioid magnetotactic bacterium, D Trubitsyn, F Abreu, F B. Ward, T Taylor, M Hattori, S Kondo, U Trivedi, S Staniland, U Lins, and Dennis Bazylinski

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Childhood health status and adulthood cardiovascular disease morbidity in rural china: Are they related?, Q Wang and Jeffrey Shen

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Unemployment rate, smoking in China: Are they related?, Q Wang, Jeffrey Shen, and C Cochran

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Transcript structure and domain display: A customizable transcript visualization tool, Kenneth A Watanabe, Kaiwang Ma, A Homayouni, P J. Rushton, and Qingxi Jeffrey Shen

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Characterization of SlyA in Shigella flexneri identifies a novel role in virulence, Natasha Weatherspoon-Griffin and Helen Wing

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Feeding Ecology of Sidewinder Rattlesnakes, Crotalus cerastes (Viperidae), Michael Webber, T Jezkova, and J A. Rodríguez-Robles

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High-quality draft genome sequence of the Thermus amyloliquefaciens type strain YIM 77409T with an incomplete denitrification pathway, Enmin Zhou, S K. Murugapiran, C C. Mefferd, L Liu, W D. Xian, Y -R Yin, H Ming, T T. Yu, M Huntemann, A Clum, M Pillay, K Palaniappan, N Varghese, N Mikhailova, D Stamatis, T B.K. Reddy, C Y. Ngan, C Daum, N Shapiro, V Markowitz, N Ivanova, A Spunde, N Kyrpides, T. Woyke, W J. Li, and Brian Hedlund

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Measuring spectroscopy and magnetism of extracted and intracellular magnetosomes using soft X-ray ptychography, X Zhu, A P. Hitchcock, Dennis A Bazylinski, P Denes, J Joseph, U Lins, S Marchesini, H W. Shiu, T Tyliszczak, and D A. Shapiro

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Magnetic studies of magnetotactic bacteria by soft X-ray STXM and ptychography, X H. Zhu, T Tyliszczak, H W. Shiu, D Shapiro, Dennis Bazylinski, U Lins, and A P. Hitchcock

Submissions from 2015

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Enhancing Quality of Desert Tortoise Habitat: Augmenting Native Forage and Cover Plants, Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, E C. Engel, Katherine Kleinick, and Fred S. Edwards

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Restoring a Desert Ecosystem using Soil Salvage, Revegetation, and Irrigation, Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, Alice C. Newton, and Cheryl H. Vanier

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Forest Change over 155 Years Along Biophysical Gradients of Forest Composition, Environment, and Anthropogenic Disturbance, Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, and Pamela A. Sinanian

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Ten Years of Vegetation Assembly after a North American Mega Fire, Scott R. Abella and Paula J. Fornwalt

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Revegetating Disturbance in National Parks: Reestablishing Native Plants in Saguaro National Park, Sonoran Desert, Scott R. Abella, Kara L. O'Brien, and Margaret W. Weesner

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Comparison of in vitro Methods for the Production of Paenibacillus larvae Endospores, Israel Alvarado, Michelle M. Elekonich, Ernesto Abel-Santos, and Helen J. Wing

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Magnetotactic Bacteria as Potential Sources of Bioproducts, Ana Carolina V. Araujo, Fernanda Abreu, Karen Tavares Silva, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Ulysses Lins

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Climate as a driver of tropical insular diversity: comparative phylogeography of two ecologically distinctive frogs in Puerto Rico, Brittany S. Barker, Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles, and Joseph A. Cook

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Attributes of a breeding population of Peregrine Falcons associated with reservoirs on the Colorado River, Joseph G. Barnes, Ross D. Haley, Daniel B. Thompson, and Jef R. Jaeger

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Embryos of a moss can be hardened to desiccation tolerance: effects of rate of drying on the timeline of recovery and dehardening in Aloina ambigua (Pottiaceae), John C. Brinda, Lloyd R. Stark, Theresa A. Clark, and Joshua L. Greenwood

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Initial Vegetation Response to Fuel Mastication Treatments in Rare Butterfly Habitat of the Spring Mountains, Nevada, Nalleli Carvajal-Acosta, Scott R. Abella, and Daniel B. Thompson

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Thermocrinis jamiesonii sp. nov., a thiosulfate-oxidizing, autotropic thermophile isolated from a geothermal spring, Jeremy Dodsworth, John Ong, Amanda Williams, Alice Dohnalkova, and Brian P. Hedlund

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High prevalence and seasonal persistence of amphibian chytrid fungus infections in the desert-dwelling Amargosa toad, Anaxyrus nelsoni, Matt J. Forrest, Matt S. Edwards, Rebeca Revera, Jon C. Sjoberg, and Jef R. Jaeger

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Role of Bacillus subtilis DNA Glycosylase MutM in Counteracting Oxidative-Induced DNA Damage and in Stationary-Phase-Associated Mutagenesis, Martha Gomez Marroquin, Luz E. Vidales, Bernardo N. Debora, Armando Obregon-Herrera, Eduardo A. Robleto, and Mario Pedraza-Reyes

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The changing landscape of microbial biodiversity exploration and its implications for systematics, Brian P. Hedlund, Jeremy Dodsworth, and James Staley

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Uncultivated thermophiles: current status and spotlight on 'Aigarchaeota', Brian P. Hedlund, Senthil Murugapiran, Tim Alba, Asaf Levy, Jeremy Dodsworth, Gisele Goertz, Natalia Ivanova, and Tanja Woyke

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High-Quality Draft Genome Sequence of Kallotenue papyrolyticum JKG1 T Reveals Broad Heterotrophic Capacity Focused on Carbohydrate and Amino Acid Metabolism, Brian P. Hedlund, Senthil Murugapiran, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Dimitrios Stamatis, T. B. K. Reddy, Chew Ngan, Chris Daum, Kecia Duffy, Nicole Shapiro, Victor Markowitz, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Amanda Williams, Jessica Cole, Jeremy Dodsworth, and Tanja Woyke

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Isolation of diverse members of the Aquificales from geothermal springs in Tengchong, China, Brian P. Hedlund, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Liuquin Huang, John Ong, Zizhang Liu, Jeremy Dodsworth, Reham Ahmed, Amanda Williams, Brandon Briggs, Yitai Liu, Weiguo Huo, and Hailiang Dong

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Range and Niche Shifts in Response to Past Climate Change in the Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos, Tereza Jezkova, Jef R. Jaeger, Viktoria Olah-Hemmings, K. Bruce Jones, Rafael A. Lara-Resendiz, Daniel G. Mulcahy, and Brett R. Riddle

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Habitat selection and survival of pronghorn fawns at the Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, Diego Johnson, Longshore Kathleen, Lowrey Chris, and Daniel B. Thompson

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Protocols to test the activity of antimicrobial peptides against the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae, Jasmin Khilnani and Helen J. Wing

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Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts, Sarah K. Lyons, K L. Amatangelo, A. Behrensmeyer, J. l. Bercovici, J. L. Blois, M. Davis, W. A. DiMichele, A. Du, J. Eronen, J. T. Faith, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, B. McGill, J. H. Miller, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, Brett R. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Tóth, W. Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, W. Anderson, J. Anderson, D. Waller, and N. J. Gotelli

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Bunched and Madm Function Downstream of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex to Regulate the Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells in Drosophila, Yingchao Nie, Qi Li, Alla Amcheslavsky, Juan Carlos Duhart, Alexey Veraksa, Hugo Stocker, Laurel A. Raftery, and Y Tony Ip

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Phylogeny and physiology of candidate phylum 'Atribacteria' (OP9/JS1) inferred from cultivation-independent genomics, Masaru Nobu, Jeremy Dodsworth, Senthil Murugapiran, Christian Rinke, Esther Gies, Gordon Webster, Patrick Schwientek, Peter Kille, John Parkes, Henrik Sass, Bo Jorgensen, Andrew Weightman, Wen-Tso Liu, Steven Hallam, George Tsiamis, Tanja Woyke, and Brian P. Hedlund

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Decoupling of Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Diversity in the Female-Biased Mojave Desert MossSyntrichia caninervis(Pottiaceae), Amber E. Paasch, Brent D. Mishler, Sonja Nosratinia, Lloyd R. Stark, and Kirsten M. Fisher

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Tobacco drought stress responses reveal new targets for Solanaceae crop improvement., Roel C. Rabara, Prateek Tripathi, R Neil Reese, Deena L. Rushton, Danny Alexander, Michael P. Timko, Qingxi J. Shen, and Paul J. Rushton

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Structure and Evolution of WRKY Transcription Factors, Charles I. Rinerson, Rabara C. Rabara, Prateek Tripathi, Qingxi J. Shen, and Paul J. Rushton

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The WRKY transcription factor family and senescence in switchgrass, Charles I. Rinerson, Erin D. Scully, Nathan A. Palmer, Teresa Donze-Reiner, Roel C. Rabara, Prateek Tripathi, Qingxi J. Shen, Scott E. Sattler, Jai S. Rohila, Gautam Sarath, and Paul J. Rushton

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Genetic divergence and diversity in the Mona and Virgin Islands Boas, Chilabothrus monensis (Epicrates monensis) (Serpentes: Boidae), West Indian snakes of special conservation concern, Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles, Tereza Jezkova, Matthew K. Fujita, Peter J. Tolson, and Miguel A. García

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Exploring microbial dark matter to resolve the deep archaeal ancestry of eukaryotes, Jimmy Saw, Anja Spang, Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Lina Juzokaite, Jeremy Dodsworth, Senthil Murugapiran, Dan Colman, Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, Brian P. Hedlund, Lionel Guy, and Thijs Ettema

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The Interactome of Soybean GmWRKY53 using Yeast 2-Hybrid Library Screening to Saturation, Prateek Tripathi, Roel C. Rabara, Mani Kant Choudhary, Marissa A. Miller, Ying Sheng Huang, Qingxi J. Shen, Stephanie Blachon, and Paul J. Rushton

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Rodent mounds facilitate shrubs and shrubs inhibit seedlings in the Mojave Desert, {USA}, Lawrence R. Walker, Steven S. Vrooman, and Daniel B. Thompson

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Tiling Assembly: a new tool for reference annotation-independent transcript assembly and novel gene identification by RNA-sequencing, Kenneth A. Watanabe, Arielle Homayouni, Tara Tufano, Jennifer Lopez, Patricia Ringler, Paul Rushton, and Qingxi J. Shen

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Hot and not-so-hot females: reproductive tradeoffs associated with thermoregulation in female Arizona Bark Scorpions (Centruroides sculpturatus), Michael M. Webber, Allen G. Gibbs, and Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles

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Distribution and Diversity of Aerobic Carbon Monoxide-Oxidizing Bacteria in Geothermal Springs of China, the Philippines, and the United States, Jian Yang, Enmin Zhou, Hongchen Jiang, Wenjun Li, Geng Wu, Liuqin Huang, Brian P. Hedlund, and Hailiang Dong

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Three WRKY transcription factors additively repress abscisic acid and gibberellin signaling in aleurone cells, Liyuan Zhang, Lingkun Gu, Patricia Ringler, Stanley Smith, Paul J. Rushton, and Qingxi J. Shen

Submissions from 2014

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Effectiveness of Exotic Plant Treatments on National Park Service lands in the United States, Scott R. Abella

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Impacts and Management of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in National Parks of the Eastern United States, Scott R. Abella

Ecology and Conservation of Acacia and Prosopis (Fabaceae) Woodlands of the Mojave Desert, U.S.A., Scott R. Abella and Kenneth L. Chittick

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Watercourse-Upland and Elevational Gradients in Spring Vegetation of a Mojave-Great Basin Desert landscape, Scott R. Abella, Jill E. Craig, Sara L. McPherson, and Jessica E. Spencer

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Diverse Responses Across Soil Parent Materials During Ecological Restoration, Scott R. Abella, John E. Crouse, W W. Covington, and Judith D. Springer

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Effects of Tree Cutting and Fire on Understory Vegetation in Mixed Conifer Forests, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

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An Ecosystem Cassification Approach to Assessing Forest Change in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, M Forbes Boyle II, Scott R. Abella, and Victor B. Shelburne

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Plant Colonization and Soil Properties on Newly Exposed Shoreline During Drawdown of Lake Mead, Mojave Desert, E C. Engel, Scott R. Abella, and Kenneth L. Chittick

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Climate, Trees, Pests, and Weeds: Change, Uncertainty, and Biotic Stressors in Eastern U.S. National Park Forests, Nicholas A. Fisichelli, Scott R. Abella, Matthew Peters, and Frank J. Krist

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Climate Change and Desert Vegetation Distribution: Assessing Thirty Years of Change in Southern Nevada's Mojave Desert, Ross J. Guida, Scott R. Abella, William J. Smith, Haroon Stephen, and Chris L. Roberts

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Genetic consequences of postglacial range expansion in two codistributed rodents (genus Dipodomys) depend on ecology and genetic locus., Tereza Jezkova, Brett R. Riddle, Daren C. Card, Drew R. Schield, Mallory E. Eckstut, and Todd A. Castoe

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Post-Fire Recovery of Desert Bryophyte Communities: Effects of Fires and Propagule Soil Banks, Robert J. Smith, Scott R. Abella, and Lloyd R. Stark

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Long-Term Response of a Mojave Desert Winter Annual Plant Community to a Whole-Ecosystem Atmospheric CO2 Manipulation (FACE), Stanley D. Smith, Therese N. Charlet, Stephen F. Zitzer, Scott R. Abella, Cheryl H. Vanier, and Travis E. Huxman

Submissions from 2013

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Great Basin Montane Forests, Scott Abella

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Soil, Vegetation, and Seed Bank of a Sonoran Desert Ecosystem Along an Exotic Plant (Pennisetum ciliare) Treatment Gradient, Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, and Dana M. Backer

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Characterizing Soil Seed Banks and Relationships to Plant Communities, Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, and Cheryl H. Vanier

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Soil Development in Vegetation Patches of Pinus Ponderosa Forests: Interface with Restoration Thinning and Carbon Storage, Scott R. Abella, Charles W. Denton, Rory W. Steinke, and David G. Brewer

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Influences of Wildfires on Organic Carbon, Total Nitrogen, and Other Properties of Desert Soils, Scott R. Abella and E C. Engel

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Annual-Perennial Plant Relationships and Species Selection for Desert Restoration, Scott R. Abella and Stanley D. Smith

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Treatment Alternatives and Timing Affect Seeds of African Mustard (Brassica Tournefortii), an Invasive Forb in American Southwest Arid lLands, Scott R. Abella, Alexis A. Suazo, Carrie M. Norman, and Alice C. Newton

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Distribution of Exotic Plant Species and Relationship to Vegetation Type at Bryce Canyon National Park, USA, Scott R. Abella and Amy Tendick

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Soil Seed Banks of the Exotic Annual Grass Bromus Rubens on a Burned Desert Landscape, Benjamin S. Junrad and Scott R. Abella

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Seed Bank Longevity and Carry Over of the Exotic Annual Grass Bromus Rubens in the Mojave Desert, USA, Benjamin S. Junrad, Scott R. Abella, and Alexis A. Suazo

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Seed Removal Patterns in Burned and Unburned Desert Habitats: Implications for Ecological Restoration, Alexis A. Suazo, Donovan J. Craig, C H. Vanier, and Scott R. Abella

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Estimating Wildfire Risk on a Mojave Desert Landscape Using Remote Sensing and Field Sampling, Peter F. Van Linn III, Kenneth E. Nussear, Todd C. Esque, Lesley A. Defalco, Richard D. Inman, and Scott R. Abella

Submissions from 2012

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Restoration of Desert Ecosystems, Scott Abella

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Ecological Characteristics of Sites Invaded by Buffelgrass (Pennisetum Ciliare), Scott R. Abella, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, and Dana M. Backer