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Submissions from 2017

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

History of Biogeography, Brett R. Riddle

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

Trade-offs of participation in the Long-term Ecological Research Program: Immediate and long-term consequences. Chapter 44 in: M. Willig and L.R. Walker, editors. Long-term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists. Oxford, Lawrence R. Walker

Long-term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists, Lawrence R. Walker

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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

The Genetic Organization & Transcriptional Regulation of Shigella Virulence Genes, Natasha Weatherspoon Griffin, Michael A. Picker, and Helen J. Wing

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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

Changing the Nature of Scientists: Participating in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Chapter 1 in M. Willig and L.R. Walker, editors, Michael R. Willig and Lawrence R. Walker

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WRKY transcription factor genes in wild rice Oryza nivara, Hengjian Xu, Kenneth A. Watanabe, Liyuan Zhang, and Qingxi J. Shen

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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