Biology Publications

 

An overarching research theme in the Department of Biology is the exploration of how organisms respond and adapt to changing environments. While covering a wide spectrum of topics, research interests can be broadly grouped into four major groupings. These clusters are loosely labeled as “Animal Physiology”, “Cell and Molecular Biology”, “Ecology and Evolution” and “Plant Stress Biology”, with significant inter-connectedness across clusters.

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Submissions from 2016

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Ion and water balance in Gryllus crickets during the first twelve hours of cold exposure., Lauren E Des Marteaux and Brent J Sinclair

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Possible Radiation-Induced Damage to the Molecular Structure of Wooden Artifacts Due to Micro-Computed Tomography, Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence, and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Techniques, Madalena Kozachuk, Alexandra Suda, Lisa Ellis, Mary Walzak, Mark Biesinger, Sheila Macfie, Robert Hudson, Andrew Nelson, Ronald Martin, and Arlen Heginbotham

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Regulation of mitochondrial metabolism during hibernation by reversible suppression of electron transport system enzymes., Katherine E Mathers, Sarah V McFarlane, Lin Zhao, and James F Staples

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Metabolic Flexibility: Hibernation, Torpor, and Estivation., James F Staples

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Freeze tolerance of Cyphoderris monstrosa (Orthoptera: Prophalangopsidae), Jantina Toxopeus, Jacqueline Lebenzon, Alexander H. Mckinnon, and Brent J. Sinclair

Submissions from 2015

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Thermal Biology and immersion tolerance of the Beringian pseudoscorpion Wyochernes 4 asiaticus, Susan E. Anthony, Christopher M. Buddle, and Brent J Sinclair

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DNA Methylation Differences in Monozygotic Twin Pairs Discordant for Schizophrenia Identifies Psychosis Related Genes and Networks, Christina A. Castellani, Benjamin I. Laufer, Melkaye G. Melka, Eric J. Diehl, Richard L. O'Reilly, and Shiva M. Singh

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Insects in fluctuating thermal environments., Hervé Colinet, Brent J Sinclair, Philippe Vernon, and David Renault

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Sex Differences in Spatial Memory in Brown-Headed Cowbirds: Males Outperform Females on a Touchscreen Task, Mélanie F. Guigueno, Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton, and David F. Sherry

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Strategies for Precision Modulation of Gene Expression by Epigenome Editing: An Overview, Benjamin I. Laufer and Shiva M. Singh

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Parallel ionoregulatory adjustments underlie phenotypic plasticity and evolution of Drosophila cold tolerance., Heath A MacMillan, Laura V Ferguson, Annegret Nicolai, Andrew Donini, James F Staples, and Brent J Sinclair

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Tomato Whole Genome Transcriptional Response to Tetranychus urticae Identifies Divergence of Spider Mite-Induced Responses Between Tomato and Arabidopsis, Catherine Martel, Vladimir Zhurov, Marie Navarro, Manuel Martinez, Marc Cazaux, Philippe Auger, Alain Migeon, M. Estrella Santamaria, Nicky Wybouw, Isabel Diaz, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Maria Navajas, Miodrag Grbic, and Vojislava Grbic

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Saponin-Permeabilization is Not a Viable Alternative to Isolated Mitochondria for Assessing Oxidative Metabolism in Hibernation, Katherine E. Mathers and James F. Staples

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Insights into the Origin of DNA Methylation Differences between Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Schizophrenia, Melkaye G. Melka, Christina A. Castellani, Richard O'Reilly, and Shiva M. Singh

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The Relative Influence of Habitat Amount and Configuration on Genetic Structure Across Multiple Spatial Scales, Katie L Millette and Nusha Keyghobadi

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Accurate Alternative Measurements for Female Lifetime Reproductive Success in Drosophila Melanogaster, Trinh T X Nguyen and Amanda Moehring

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Linking energetics and overwintering in temperate insects., Brent J Sinclair

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An invitation to measure insect cold tolerance: Methods, approaches, and workflow., Brent J Sinclair, Litza E Coello Alvarado, and Laura V Ferguson

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Saponin-Permeabilization is Not a Viable Alternative to Isolated Mitochondria for Assessing Oxidative Metabolism in Hibernation, James Staples and Katherine E. Mathers

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Cold truths: how winter drives responses of terrestrial organisms to climate change, Caroline M. Williams, Hugh A.L. Henry, and Brent J. Sinclair

Submissions from 2014

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Localization and Chemical Speciation of Cadmium in the Roots of Barley and Lettuce, Mst. Fardausi Akhter, Christopher R. Omelon, Robert A. Gordon, Desmond Moser, and Sheila Macfie

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Substrate-specific changes in mitochondrial respiration in skeletal and cardiac muscle of hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels., Jason C L Brown and James F Staples

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Biological relevance of CNV calling methods using familial relatedness including monozygotic twins, Christina A. Castellani, Shiva M. Singh, and Elizabeth O. Locke

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Exploring the Complexity of Intellectual Disability in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque, Bonnie Alberry, and Shiva M. Singh

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It Takes an Individual Plant to Raise a Community: TRFLP Analysis of the Rhizosphere Microbial Community of Two Pairs of High- and Low-Metal-Accumulating Plants, Melanie P. Columbus and Sheila Macfie