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Submissions from 2018

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The Low-frequency Acoustic Structure of Mobbing Calls Differs Across Habitat Types in Three Passerine Families, Alexis C. Billings

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Assessing Near Surface Hydrologic Processes and Plant Response Over a 1600 M Mountain Valley Gradient in The Great Basin, NV, U.S.A., Dale Devitt, Brian Bird, Brad Lyles, Lynn Fenstermaker, Richard Jasoni, Scotty Strachan, Jay Arnone III, Franco Biondi, Scott Mensing, and Laurel Saito

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How Much Water Can We Save by Achieving Renewable Portfolio Standards in the Southwest United States?, Yuzhen Feng, Sachiko Sueki, Dale Devitt, and Kumud Acharya

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A Model for Investigating Developmental Eye Repair in Xenopus Laevis, Cindy X. Kha, Philip H. Son, Julia Lauper, and Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng

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Association of Magnetotactic Multicellular Prokaryotes with Pseudoalteromonas Species in a Natural Lagoon Environment, Pedro Leão, Frederico J. Gueiros-Filho, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Fernanda Abreu

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Genomic Expansion of Magnetotactic Bacteria Reveals an Early Common Origin of Magnetotaxis with Lineage-specific Evolution, Wei Lin, Wensi Zhang, Xiang Zhao, Andrew P. Roberts, Greig A. Paterson, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Yongxin Pan

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Genomic Expansion of Magnetotactic Bacteria Reveals an Early Common Origin of Magnetotaxis with Lineage-specific Evolution, Wei Lin, Wensi Zhang, Xiang Zhao, Andrew P. Roberts, Greig A. Paterson, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Yongxin Pan

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Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Bacterial Populations From Chinese Traditional Medicinal Plant Licorice and Characterization of the Bioactive Secondary Metabolites Produced by Bacillus atrophaeus Against Verticillium dahliae, Osama A. A. Mohamad, Li Li, Jin-Biao Ma, Shaimaa Hatab, Lin Xu, Jian-Wei Guo, Bakhtiyor A. Rasulov, Yong-Hong Liu, Brian P. Hedlund, and Wen-Jun Li

Phylogenetics and Systematics of the South Polynesian Genera Apetahia and Sclerotheca (Campanulaceae Subfam. Lobelioideae), Yohan Pillon, Elizabeth Stacy, and Jean-Yves Meyer

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Leaf Micromorphology Aids Taxonomic Delineation within the Hypervariable Genus Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) on O'ahu, Gary L. Sur, Richard Keating, and Elizabeth Stacy

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A Biofilm Matrix-Associated Protease Inhibitor Protects Pseudomonas Aeruginosa from Proteolytic Attack, Boo Shan Tseng, Courtney Reichhardt, Gennifer E. Merrihew, Sophia A. Araujo-Hernandez, Joe J. Harrison, Michael J. MacCoss, and Matthew R. Parsek

Systematic Approach to Isolating Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis, Anthony Wayne Waddle, Marlai Sai, Joshua Levy, Ghazal Rezaei, Frank van Breukelen, and Jef R. Jaeger Ph.D.

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Complete Genome Sequences of Paenibacillus Larvae Phages BN12, Dragolir, Kiel007, Leyra, Likha, Pagassa, PBL1c, and Tadhana, Jamison K. Walker, Bryan D. Merrill, Jordan A. Berg, Aziza Dhalai, Douglas W. Dingman, Chris P. Fajardo, Kiel Graves, Hunter L. Hill, Jared A. Hilton, Cameron Imahara, Bradley K. Knabe, James Mangohig, Josh Monk, Heejin Mun, Ashley M. Payne, Alicia Salisbury, Casey Stamereilers, Kathie Velez, Andy T. Ward, Donald P. Breakwell, Julianne H. Grose, Sandra Hope, and Philippos K. Tsourkas

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Insights into Transcriptional Silencing and Anti-silencing in Shigella flexneri: A Detailed Molecular Analysis of the icsP Virulence Locus, Natasha Weatherspoon-Griffin, Michael A. Picker, Krystle L. Pew, Hiromichi S. Park, Daren R. Ginete, Monika MA. Karney, Pashtana Usufzy, Maria I. Castellanos, Juan Carlos Duhart, Dustin J. Harrison, Jillian N. Socea, Alexander D. Karabachev, Christopher T. Hensley, Amber J. Howerton, Rosa Ojeda-Daulo, Joy A. Immak, and Helen J. Wing

Submissions from 2017

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Forest Decline after a 15-Year “Perfect Storm” of Invasion by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Drought, and Hurricanes, Scott R. Abella

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Persistent establishment of outplanted seedlings in the mojave desert, S R. Abella

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Restoring desert ecosystems, S R. Abella

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Conserving Large Oaks and Recruitment Potential while Restoring Midwestern Savanna and Woodland, S R. Abella, T A. Schetter, K S. Menard, E D. Ziegler, L A. Sprow, T Gallaher, J F. Jaeger, and T L. Walters

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Restoring and conserving rare native ecosystems: A 14-year plantation removal experiment, S R. Abella, T A. Schetter, and T L. Walters

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Using Optogenetics In Vivo to Stimulate Regeneration in Xenopus laevis, Dany S. Adams, Ai-Sun Tseng, and Michael Levin

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Assessing growth response to climate in a Great Basin big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) plant community, L F. Apodaca, D A. Devitt, and L F. Fenstermaker

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Biodiversity and Topographic Complexity: Modern and Geohistorical Perspectives, C Badgley, T M. Smiley, R Terry, E B. Davis, L R.G. DeSantis, D L. Fox, S S.B. Hopkins, T Jezkova, M D. Matocq, N Matzke, J L. McGuire, A Mulch, B R. Riddle, V L. Roth, J X. Samuels, C A.E. Stromberg, and B J. Yanites

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Origins and genetic diversity of introduced populations of the puerto rican red-eyed Coquí, Eleutherodactylus antillensis, in Saint Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) and Panamá, B S. Barker and J A. Rodriguez Robles

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Genomic comparison of two family-level groups of the uncultivated NAG1 archaeal lineage from chemically and geographically disparate hot springs, E D. Becraft, J A. Dodsworth, S K. Murugapiran, S C. Thomas, J I. Ohlsson, R Stepanauskas, B P. Hedlund, and W D. Swingley

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Reversible reduction of estrone to 17β-estradiol by Rhizobium, Sphingopyxis, and Pseudomonas isolates from the Las Vegas Wash, S M. Blunt, M J. Benotti, M R. Rosen, B P. Hedlund, and D P. Moser

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Minimum information about a single amplified genome (MISAG) and a metagenome-assembled genome (MIMAG) of bacteria and archaea, R M. Bowers, N C. Kyrpides, R Stepanauskas, M Harmon Smith, D Doud, T B.K. Reddy, F Schulz, J Jarett, A R. Rivers, E A. Eloe Fanrosh, S G. Tringe, N N. Ivanova, A Copeland, A Clum, E D. Becraft, R R. Malmstrom, B Birren, M Podar, P Bork, G M. Weinstock, G M. Garrity, J A. Dodsworth, S Yooseph, G Sutton, F O. Glockner, J A. Gilbert, W C. Nelson, S J. Hallam, S P. Jungbluth, T J.G. Ettema, S Tighe, and Konstantinidis

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Role of ribonucleotide reductase in Bacillus subtilis stress-associated mutagenesis, K V. Castro Cerritos, R E. Yasbin, E A. Robleto, and M Pedraza Reyes

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Mass transport: Circulatory system with emphasis on nonendothermic species, D A. Crossley, II; W W. Burggren; C L. Reiber; J Altimiras; and K J. Rodnick

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Algae-mediated biosynthesis of inorganic nanomaterials as a promising route in nanobiotechnology-a review, S A. Dahoumane, M Mechouet, K Wijesekera, C D.M. Filipe, C Sicard, D A. Bazylinski, and C Jeffryes

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Desulfamplus magnetovallimortis gen. nov., sp. nov., a magnetotactic bacterium from a brackish desert spring able to biomineralize greigite and magnetite, that represents a novel lineage in the Desulfobacteraceae, E C.T. Descamps, C L. Montell, N Menguy, N Ginet, D Pignol, D A. Bazylinski, and C T. Lefevre

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Special Issue: the 3rd meeting of the Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMIS), B P. Hedlund, I C. Sutcliffe, and M E. Trujillo

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Variable terrestrial GPS telemetry detection rates: Addressing the probability of successful acquisitions, K E. Ironside; D J. Mattson; D Choate; D Stoner; T Arundel; J Hansen; T Theimer; B Holton; B Jansen; J O. Sexton; K Longshore; T C. Edwards; and M Peters, Jr

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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the Decline and Survival of the Relict Leopard Frog, J R. Jaeger, A W. Waddle, R Rivera, D T. Harrison, S Ellison, M J. Forrest, V T. Vrendenburg, and F van Breukelen

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A Test for Gene Flow among Sympatric and Allopatric Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila, L Kang, H R. Garner, D K. Price, and P Michalak

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Mapping Genomic Scaffolds to Chromosomes Using Laser Capture Microdissection in Application to Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila, L Kang, P George, D K. Price, I Sharakhov, and P Michalak

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Proxies and databases in financial misconduct research, J M. Karpoff, A Koester, D S. Lee, and G S. Martin

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Alternative Trends Estimate and Stakeout Synthetic Marijuana Use, P Kim, J J. Shen, Y J. Lee, S J. Kim, and X Liu

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Diversity and ecology of and biomineralization by magnetotactic bacteria, W Lin, Y Pan, and D A. Bazylinski

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An ancient origin of magnetotactic bacteria, W Lin, G A. Paterson, Q Zhu, Y Wang, E Kopylova, Y Li, R Knight, D A. Bazylinski, R Zhu, J L. Kirschvink, and Y Pan

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Origin of microbial biomineralization and magnetotaxis during the Archean, W Lin, G A. Paterson, Q Zhu, Y Wang, E Kopylova, Y Li, R Knight, D A. Bazylinski, R Zhu, J L. Kirschvink, and Y Pan

Biogeography: Biological Diversity Across Space and Time, Mark V. Lomolino, Brett R. Riddle, and Robert J. Whittaker

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Sustainability of utility-scale solar energy – critical ecological concepts, K A. Moore O'Leary, R R. Hernandez, D S. Johnston, S R. Abella, K E. Tanner, A C. Swanson, J Kreitler, and J E. Lovich

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Impacts of solids retention time on trace organic compound attenuation and bacterial resistance to trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, M Neyestani, E Dickenson, J McLain, E Robleto, C Rock, and D Gerrity

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An update on the sociomicrobiology of quorum sensing in gram-negative biofilm development, D Passos da Silva, M C. Schofield, M R. Parsek, and B S. Tseng

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Crevice-nesting auklets are early-successional species requiring disturbance to persist, H M. Renner, L R. Walker, C F. Waythomas, J C. Williams, and Y B. Artukhin

History of Biogeography, Brett R. Riddle

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Making a case for case-based teaching in data literacy, D R. Riddle, J S. Beck, J J. Morgan, N Brown, and H Whitesides

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How Many Arizona Walnut Trees Inhabit Walnut Canyon National Monument?, C D. Schelz, D A. Scher, T Vegh, and S R. Abella

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Incipient ecological speciation between successional varieties of a dominant tree involves intrinsic postzygotic isolating barriers, E A. Stacy, B Paritosh, M A. Johnson, and D K. Price

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Ecology of desiccation tolerance in bryophytes: A conceptual framework and methodology, L R. Stark

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Norvegica shoots exhibit a complex inducible response to desiccation: Separating the effects of rate of drying and water content, L R. Stark, J L. Greenwood, M L. Slate, and J C. Brinda

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Seeing the future: using Xenopus to understand eye regeneration, A S. Tseng

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Living in a seasonal world: 15th international hibernation symposium, Breukelen F. van and J Utz

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Methylisothiazolinone toxicity and inhibition of wound healing and regeneration in planaria, A V. Van Huizen, A S. Tseng, and W S. Beane

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Implementation of a loss-of-function system to determine growth and stress-associated mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, N Villegas Negrete, E A. Robleto, A Obregon Herrera, R E. Yasbin, and M Pedraza Reyes

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Localized iron accumulation precedes nucleation and growth of magnetite crystals in magnetotactic bacteria, J Werckmann, J Cypriano, C T. Lefevre, K Dembele, O Ersen, D A. Bazylinski, U Lins, and M Farina

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Dual recognition of chromatin and microtubules by INC ENP is important for mitotic progression, M S. Wheelock, D J. Wynne, B S. Tseng, and H Funabiki

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X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Magnetism of Synthetic Greigite and Greigite Magnetosomes in Magnetotactic Bacteria, Xiaohui Zhu, Adam P. Hitchcock, Lucas Le Nagard, Dennis A. Bazylinski, Viviana Morillo, Fernanda Abreu, Pedro Leao, and Ulysses Lins

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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Culture-independent characterization of novel psychrophilic magneto tactic cocci from Antarctic marine sediments., Fernanda Abreu, Ana Carolina, V Araujo, Pedro Leão, Karen Tavares Silva, Fabiola Marques de Carvalho, Oberdan de Lima Cunha Luiz, Gonzaga Almeida, Corey Geurink, Marcos Farina Daniel, Rodelli, Luigi Jovane, Vivian H. Pellizari, Ana Tereza de Vasconcelos, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Ulysses Lins

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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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Endothiovibrio diazotrophicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a Novel Nitrogen-Fixing, Sulfur-Oxidizing Gammaproteobacterium Isolated from a Salt Marsh, Dennis A. Bazylinski, Viviana Morillo, Christopher T. Lefèvre, Nathan Viloria, Bradley L. Dubbels, and Timothy J. Williams

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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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Hybrid sterility and evolution in Hawaiian Drosophila: differential gene and allele-specific expression analysis of backcross males, E Brill, L Kang, K Michalak, P Michalak, and Donald K. Price

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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

Modification of a comparative biogeographic method protocol to differentiate vicariance and dispersal, Mallory E. Eckstut, Brian I. Crother, and Brett R. Riddle

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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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Effects of temperature on transcriptome and cuticular hydrocarbon expression in ecologically differentiated populations of desert Drosophila, William J. Etges, Cassia de Oliveira, Sub hash Rajpurohit, and Allen G. Gibbs

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Preadult life history variation determines adult transcriptome expression, William J. Etges, Cassia de Oliveira, Sub hash Rajpurohit, and Allen G. Gibbs

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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

Life in high-temperature environments, Brian P. Hedlund, Scott C. Thomas, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, and Chuanlun L. Zhang

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Genomic Signatures of Speciation in Sympatric and Allopatric Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila, Lin Kang, Robert Settlage, Wyatt McMahon, Katarzyna Michalak, Hongseok Tae, Harold R. Garner, Elizabeth A. Stacy Donald, K. Price, and Pawel Michalak

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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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Genetic analysis of an ephemeral intraspecific hybrid zone in the hypervariable tree, Metrosideros polymorpha, on Hawai’i Island, Elizabeth A. Stacy, Jennifer B. Johansen, Tomoko Sakishima, and Donald K. Price

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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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Desiccated Syntrichia ruralis shoots regenerate after 20 years in the herbarium, Lloyd R. Stark, Joshua L. Greenwood, and John C. Brinda

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Moss antheridia are desiccation tolerant: rehydration dynamics influence sperm release in Bryum argenteum, Lloyd R. Stark, D Nicholas McLetchie, Joshua L. Greenwood, and Sarah M. Eppley

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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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A toolbox of genes, proteins, metabolites and promoters for improving drought tolerance in soybean includes the metabolite coumestrol and stomatal development genes, Prateek Tripathi, Roal C. Rabara, R Neil Reese, Marissa A. Miller, Jai S. Rohila, Senthil Subramanian, Qingxi J. Shen Dominique, Morandi, Heike Bücking, Vladimir Shulaev Paul, and J. Rushton

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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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Quorum Sensing Influences Burkholderia thailandensis Biofilm Development and Matrix Production, Boo Tseng, Charlotte D. Majerczyk, Daniel Passos da Silva, Josephine R. Chandler, E. Peter Greenberg, and Matthew R. Parsek