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

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

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Identifying Native Vegetation for Reducing Exotic Species During the Restoration of Desert Ecosystems, Scott R. Abella, Donovan J. Craig, Stanley B. Smith, and Alice C. Newton

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Outplanting but not Seeding Establishes Native Desert Perennials, Scott R. Abella, Donovan J. Craig, and Alexis A. Suazo

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Biophysical Correlates with the Distribution of the Invasive Annual Red Brome (Bromus Rubens) on a Mojave Desert Landscape, Scott R. Abella, Teague M. Embrey, Sarah M. Schmid, and Kathryn A. Prengaman

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Relationships of Exotic Plant Communities with Native Vegetation, Environmental Factors, Disturbance, and Landscape Ecosystems of Pinus Ponderosa Forests, USA, Scott R. Abella, E Cayenne Engel, Judith D. Springer, and W Wallace Covington

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Overstory-Understory Relationships along Forest Type and Environmental Gradients in the Spring Mountains of Southern Nevada, USA, Scott R. Abella, James C. Hurja, Douglas J. Merkler, Charles W. Denton, and David G. Brewer

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A Hierarchical Analysis of Vegetation on a Mojave Desert landscape, USA, Scott R. Abella, K A. Prengaman, T M. Embrey, S M. Schmid, A C. Newton, and D J. Merkler

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Soil Seed banks in a Mature Coniferous Forest Landscape: Dominance of Native Perennials and Low Spatial Variability, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

Thirty New Localities for Eriogonum Jonesii, T M. Embrey, J Curtis, S E. Henke, K J. Edwards, K A. Prengaman, S M. Schmid, and Scott R. Abella

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N-terminal Dbl domain of the RhoGEF, Kalirin., Vitaliy Y. Gorbatyuk, Martin Schiller, Oksana I. Gorbatyuk, Marek Barwinski, and Jeffrey C. Hoch

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The human phosphotyrosine signaling network: evolution and hotspots of hijacking in cancer., Lei Li, Chabane Tibiche, Cong Fu, Tomonori Kaneko, Michael F. Moran, Martin Schiller, Shawn Shun-Cheng Li, and Edwin Wang

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Reducing false-positive prediction of minimotifs with a genetic interaction filter, Jerlin Camilus Merlin, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Tian Mi, and Martin Schiller

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Minimotif Miner 3.0: database expansion and significantly improved reduction of false-positive predictions from consensus sequences., Tian Mi, Jerlin Camilus Merlin, Sandeep Deverasetty, Michael R. Gryk, Travis J. Bill, Andrew W. Brooks, Logan Lee, Viraj Rathnayake, Christian A. Ross, David P. Sargeant, Christy L. Strong, Paula Watts, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, and Martin Schiller

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Achieving High Accuracy Prediction of Minimotifs, Tian Mi, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Jerlin Camilus Merlin, Michael R. Gryk, and Martin Schiller

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Secondary Structure, a Missing Component of Sequence- Based Minimotif Definitions, David P. Sargeant, Michael R. Gryk, Mark W. Maciejewsk, Vishal Thapar, Vamsi Kundeti, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Pedro Romero, Keith Dunker, Shun-Cheng Li, Tomonori Kaneko, and Martin Schiller

Submissions from 2011

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How well do U.S. Forest Service Terrestrial Ecosystem Surveys Correspond with Measured Vegetation Properties?, Scott R. Abella

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Relationships of native desert plants with red brome (Bromus rubens): Toward identifying invasion-reducing species, Scott R. Abella, Donovan J. Craig, Kathryn A. Prengaman, Lindsay P. Chiquoine, Sarah M. Schmid, and Teague M. Embrey

Using a terrestrial ecosystem survey to estimate the historical density of ponderosa pine trees, Scott R. Abella, Charles W. Denton, David G. Brewer, Wayne A. Robbie, Rory W. Steinke, and W. Wallace Covington

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Responses of native and non-native Mojave Desert winter annuals to soil disturbance and water additions, Scott R. Abella, E. Cayenne Engel, Jessica E. Spencer, and Alex A. Suazo

A survey of monitoring and management activities for conserving rare plants in national parks and protected areas, Arizona and Nevada, USA, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

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Effects of burial depth and substrate on the emergence of Bromus rubens and Brassica tournefortii, Scott R. Abella, Alex A. Suazo, and A. C. Lee

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Loss-of-Function Mutations of ILDR1 Cause Autosomal-Recessive Hearing Impairment DFNB42, Guntram Borck, Atteeq Ur Rehman, Kwanghyuk Lee, Hans-Martin Pogoda, Naseebullah Kakar, Simon von Ameln, Nicolas Grillet, Michael S. Hildebrand, Zubair M. Ahmed, Gudrun Nürnberg, Muhammad Ansar, Sulman Basit, Qamar Javed, Robert J. Morell, Nabilah Nasreen, A. Eliot Shearer, Adeel Ahmad, Kimia Kahrizi, Rehan S. Shaikh, Rana A. Ali, Shaheen N. Khan, Ingrid Goebel, Nicole C. Meyer, William J. Kimberling, Jennifer A. Webster, Dietrich A. Stephan, Martin Schiller, Melanie Bahlo, Hossein Najmabadi, Gillespie G. Gillespie, Peter Nürnberg, Bernd Wollnik, Saima Riazuddin, Richard J. H. Smith, Wasim Ahmad, Ulrich Müller, Matthias Hammerschmidt, Thomas B. Friedman, Sheikh Riazuddin, Suzanne M. Leal, Jamil Ahmad, and Christian Kubisch

Order I. Opitutales, Jang-Cheon Cho

Class I. Lentisphaeria class. nov., Jang-Cheon Cho, Muriel Derrien, and Brian P. Hedlund

Order I. Lentisphaerales, Jang-Cheon Cho and Brian P. Hedlund

Class II. Opitutae, Jang-Cheon Cho, Peter H. Janssen, Kyle C. Costa, and Brian P. Hedlund

Family I. Opitutaceae, Jang-Cheon Cho, Peter H. Janssen, Wung Yang Shieh, and Brian P. Hedlund

Family I. Puniceicoccaceae, Jang-Cheon Cho, Jaewoo Yoon, and Brian P. Hedlund

Order II. Puniceicoccales, Jang-Cheon Cho, Jaewoo Yoon, and Brian P. Hedlund

Family I. Victivallaceae fam. nov., Muriel Derrien, Jang-Cheon Cho, and Brian P. Hedlund

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Ammonia oxidation, denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in two US Great Basin hot springs with abundant ammonia-oxidizing archaea, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, B. A. Hungate, and Brian P. Hedlund

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Measuring nitrification, denitrification, and related biomarkers in continental geothermal ecosystems, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, Bruce A. Hungate, Jose de la Torre, Hongchen Jiang, and Brian P. Hedlund

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Vegetation Recovery in a Desert Landscape after Wildfires: Influences of Community Type, Time since Fire and Contingency Effects, E Cayenne Engel and Scott R. Abella

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SciReader enables reading of medical content with instantaneous definitions, Patrick R. Gradie, Megan Litster, Rinu Thomas, Jay Vyas, and Martin Schiller

Genus II. Prosthecobacter, Brian P. Hedlund