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Submissions from 2020

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Academic Ecosystems Must Evolve to Support a Sustainable Postdoc Workforce, Murielle Ålund, Nathan Emery, Benjamin J. M. Jarrett, Kirsty J. MacLeod, Helen F. McCreery, Nadya Mamoozadeh, John G. Phillips, Jory Schossau, Andrew W. Thompson, Alexa R. Warwick, Kelsey M. Yule, Erin R. Zylstra, and Eben Gering

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Oceanographic Structure and Light Levels Drive Patterns of Sound Scattering Layers in a Low-Latitude Oceanic System, Kevin M. Boswell, Marta D'Elia, Matthew Johnston, John A. Mohan, Joseph D. Warren, R. J. David Wells, and Tracey Sutton

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Are Pangolins Scapegoats of the COVID-19 Outbreak-CoV Transmission and Pathology Evidence?, Siew Woh Choo, Jinfeng Zhou, Xuechen Tian, Siyuan Zhang, Shen Qiang, Stephen James O'Brien, Ka Yun Tan, Sara Platto, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Agostinho Antunes, and Frankie Thomas Sitam

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Strategies of Plant Biotechnology to Meet the Increasing Demand of Food and Nutrition in India, Santanu De

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The 14-3-3 (YWHA) Proteins in Mammalian Reproduction, Santanu De

A Confirmatory Test for Sperm in Sexual Assault Samples Using a Microfluidic Integrated Cell Phone Imaging System, Shreya Deshmukh, Fatih Inci, Merve Goksin Karaaslan, Mehmet Giray Ogut, Derek Duncan, Leonard Klevan, George Duncan, and Utkan Demirci

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Host Population Genetics and Biogeography Structure the Microbiome of the Sponge Cliona delitrix, Cole Easson, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra, Robert W. Thacker, and Jose Lopez

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Acetaminophen Does Not Alter the Early Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions: An Eye-tracking Study, Andrew C. Gallup, Brianda K. L. Gagnon, Bruna Rosic, and Omar T. Eldakar

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Detecting Personal Microbiota Signatures at Artificial Crime Scenes, Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell, Peter Larsen, Tifani Anton, Lauren Cralle, Naseer Sangwan, Simon Lax, Neil Gottel, Mariana Salas-Garcia, Candace Young, George Duncan, Jose Lopez, and Jack A. Gilbert

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Spatio-Temporal Genetic Tagging of a Cosmopolitan Planktivorous Shark Provides Insight to Gene Flow, Temporal Variation and Site-Specific Re-Encounters, Lilian Lieber, Graham Hall, Jackie Hall, Simon Berrow, Emmett Johnston, Chrysoula Gubili, Jane Sarginson, Malcolm Francis, Clinton Duffy, Sabine P. Wintner, Philip D. Doherty, Brendan J. Godley, Lucy A. Hawkes, Matthew J. Witt, Suzanne M. Henderson, Eleonora de Sabata, Mahmood S. Shivji, Deborah A. Dawson, David W. Sims, Catherine S. Jones, and Leslie R. Noble

Microbial Community Shift Under Exposure of Dredged Sediments From a Eutrophic Bay, Juliana R. Nascimento, Cole Easson, Diogo de A. Jurelevicius, Jose V. Lopez, Edison D. Bidone, and Elisamara Sabadini-Santos

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Urine as a High-Quality Source of Host Genomic DNA from Wild Populations, Andrew T. Ozga, Timothy H. Webster, Ian C. Gilby, Melissa A. Wilson, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael L. Wilson, Anne Pusey, Yingying Li, Beatrice H. Hahn, and Anne C. Stone

Restricted Connectivity and Population Genetic Fragility in a Globally Endangered Hammerhead Shark, D. Pinhal, Rodrigo R. Domingues, Christine C. Bruels, Bruno L. S. Ferrette, Otto B. F. Gadig, Mahmood S. Shivji, and C. Martins

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Comparative Population Genomics and Biophysical Modeling of Shrimp Migration in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals Current-Mediated Connectivity, Laura Timm, Lys M. Isma, Matthew Johnston, and Heather D. Bracken-Grissom

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Comparative Population Genomics and Biophysical Modeling of Shrimp Migration in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals Current-Mediated Connectivity, Laura Timm, Lys M. Isma, Matthew Johnston, and Heather D. Bracken-Grissom

A Potential Tradeoff Between Feeding Rate and Aversive Learning Determines Intoxication in a Caenorhabditis elegans Host-Pathogen System, Pallavi Velagapudi, Rachel Ghoubrial, Ratnavi Shah, Helana Ghali, Meghan Haas, Krunal S. Patel, Ashleigh Riddell, Christopher Blanar, and Robert Smith

Submissions from 2019

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"The dead shall be raised": Multidisciplinary analysis of human skeletons reveals complexity in 19th century immigrant socioeconomic history and identity in New Haven, Connecticut, Gary P. Aronsen, Lars Fehren-Schmitz, John Krigbaum, George D. Kamenov, Gerald J. Conlogue, Christina Warinner, Andrew T. Ozga, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Anthony Griego, Daniel W. DeLuca, Howard T. Eckels, Romuald K. Byczkiewicz, Tania Grgurich, Natalie A. Pelletier, Sarah A. Brownlee, Ana Marichal, Kylie Williamson, Yukiko Tonoike, and Nicholas F. Bellantoni

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Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment, Lydia Baker, Lindsay L. Freed, Cole Easson, Jose Lopez, Dante Fenolio, Tracey Sutton, Spencer Nyholm, and Tory Hendry

Complex Transboundary Movements of Marine Megafauna in the Western Indian Ocean, A. N. Barkley, M. Gollock, M. Samoilys, F. Llewellyn, Mahmood S. Shivji, Bradley M. Wetherbee, and Nigel Hussey

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Avian Binocularity and Adaptation to Nocturnal Environments: Genomic Insights froma Highly Derived Visual Phenotype, Rui Borges, Joao Fonseca, Cidalia Gomes, Warren E. Johnson, Stephen James O'Brien, Guojie Zhang, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Erich D. Jarvis, and Agostinho Antunes

Developing a Physical Model of HigB Toxin and its Endonuclease Cleavage Mechanism, Alesa Chabbra, Carolina Alzamora, Helana Ghali, Marina Handal, Mahima Kathiria, Alexander Jakub Martinek, Jenny Nguyen, Chandni Patel, Shreja Patel, Antoine Pham, and Emily F. Schmitt Lavin

Development of a Microfluidic Device (μPADs) for Forensic Serological Analysis, Rosa L. Cromarte, Ashley Wardlow, George Duncan, and Bruce McCord

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Identification and Cloning of Putative Serine Protease Inhibitor (Serpin) Genes in Rice (Oryza sativa) and a Preliminary Approach to Generate RNAi using the Cloned Sequences, Santanu De

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The 14-3-3 (YWHA) Proteins in Signalling and Development of the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster, Santanu De

Timing Between Successive Introduction Events Determines Establishment Success in Bacteria with an Allee Effect, Michael D. Dressler, Josue Conde, Omar T. Eldakar, and Robert Smith

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Depth-Dependent Environmental Drivers of Microbial Plankton Community Structure in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Cole Easson and Jose Lopez

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YWHA (14-3-3) Protein Isoforms and Their Interactions with CDC25B Phosphatase in Mouse Oogenesis and Oocyte Maturation, Alaa A. Eisa, Santanu De, Ariana Detwiler, Eva Gilker, Alexander C. Ignatious, Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan, and Douglas Kline

Oceanic Nomad or Coastal Resident? Behavioural Switching in the Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), Malcolm P. Francis, Mahmood S. Shivji, Clinton A. J. Duffy, Paul J. Rogers, Michael Byrne, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Scott C. Tindale, Warrick S. Lyon, and Megan M. Meyers

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Characterization of the microbiome and bioluminescent symbionts across life stages of ceratioid anglerfishes of the gulf of mexico, Lindsay L. Freed, Cole Easson, Lydia Baker, D. Fenolio, Tracey Sutton, Yasmin Khan, Patricia Blackwelder, Tory Hendry, and Jose Lopez

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Plasticity of Mating Duration in Response to Slightly Biased Operational Sex Ratios in the Water Strider (Aquarius remigis): the Effect of Cohabitation Under Standard Laboratory Conditions, Andrew C. Gallup, Krista Pietruch, and Omar Tonsi Eldakar

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Getting Back to Nature: Feralization in Animals and Plants, Eben Gering, Darren Incorvaia, R. Henriksen, Jeffrey Conner, Thomas Getty, and Dominic Wright

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Maladaptation in Feral and Domesticated Animals, Eben Gering, Darren Incorvaia, R. Henriksen, and Dominic Wright

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The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of an Atlantic Ocean Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, Jonathan Gorman, Nicholas J. Marra, Mahmood S. Shivji, and Bryce J. Stanhope

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Biogeographic Study of Human Gut Associated CrAssphage Suggests Impacts from Industrialization and Recent Expansion, Tanvi P. Honap, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Stephanie L. Schnorr, Andrew T. Ozga, Christina Warinner, and Cecil M. Lewis Jr.

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The Vertebrate TLR Supergene Family Evolved Dynamically by Gene Gain/Loss and Positive Selection Revealing a Host–Pathogen Arms Race in Birds, Imran Khan, Emanuel Maldonado, Liliana Silva, Daniela Almeida, Warren E. Johnson, Stephen James O'Brien, Guojie Zhang, Erich D. Jarvis, M. Thomas Gilbert, and Agostinho Antunes

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Oomycete Metabarcoding Reveals the Presence of Lagenidium spp. in Phytotelmata, Paula Leoro-Garzon, Andrew J. Gonedes, Isabel Olivera, and Aurelien Tartar

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Precision nomenclature for the new genomics, Harris A. Lewin, Jennifer A. Marshall Graves, Oliver A. Ryder, Alexander S. Graphodatsky, and Stephen James O'Brien

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Inevitable Future: Space Colonization Beyond Earth with Microbes First, Jose Lopez, Raquel S. Peixoto, and Alexandre S. Rosado

Multiple Facets of Marine Invertebrate Conservation Genomics, Jose V. Lopez, Bishoy Kamel, Monica Medina, Timothy Collins, and Iliana B. Baums

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White Shark Genome Reveals Ancient Elasmobranch Adaptations Associated with Wound Healing and the Maintenance of Genome Stability, Nicholas J. Marra, Michael J. Stanhope, Nathaniel K. Jue, Minghui Wang, Qi Sun, Paulina D. Pavinski Bitar, Vincent P. Richards, Aleksey S. Komissarov, Mike Rayko, Sergey Kliver, Bryce J. Stanhope, Chuck Winkler, Stephen James O'Brien, Agostinho Antunes, Salvador Jorgensen, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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The Potential of Socio-biologically Relevant Mobile Applications to Attract Girls to STEM, Vanaja Nethi and Santanu De

A Beautiful Life: High Risk–High Payoff in Genetic Science, Stephen James O'Brien

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Metagenomic Analysis of Dental Calculus in Ancient Egyptian Baboons, Claudio Ottoni, Meriam Guellil, Andrew T. Ozga, Anne C. Stone, Oliver Kersten, Barbara Bramanti, Stephanie Porcier, and Wim Van Neer

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Oral Microbiome Diversity in Chimpanzees from Gombe National Park, Andrew T. Ozga, Ian C. Gilby, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael L. Wilson, Anne Pusey, and Anne C. Stone

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Comparative Chromosome Mapping of Musk Ox and the X Chromosome among Some Bovidae Species, Anastasiya A. Proskuryakova, Anastasia I. Kulemzina, Polina L. Perelman, Dmitry V. Yudkin, Natalya A. Lemskaya, Innokentii M. Okhlopkov, Egor V. Kirillin, Marta Farré, Denis M. Larkin, M. Roelke-Parker, Stephen James O'Brien, Mitchell Bush, and Alexander S. Graphodatsky

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Global Spatial Risk Assessment of Sharks Under the Footprint of Fisheries, Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries, Ana Couto, Marisa Vedor, Ivo da Costa, Ana M. M. Sequeira, Gonzalo Mucientes, Antonio M. Santos, Francisco J. Abascal, Debra L. Abercrombie, Katya Abrantes, David Acuna-Marrero, Andre S. Afonso, Darrell Anders, Gonzalo Araujo, Randall Arauz, Pascal Bach, Adam Barnett, Diego Bernal, Michael L. Berumen, Sandra Bessudo Lion, Natalia P. A. Bezerra, Antonin V. Blaison, Barbara A. Block, Mark E. Bond, Russell W. Bradford, Camrin D. Braun, Edward J. Brooks, Annabelle Brooks, Judith Brown, Barry D. Bruce, Michael Byrne, Steven E. Campana, Aaron B. Carlisle, Demian D. Chapman, Taylor K. Chapple, John Chisholm, Christopher R. Clarke, Erik G. Clua, Jesse E. M. Cochran, Estelle C. Crochelet, Laurent Dagorn, Ryan Daly, Daniel Devia Cortes, Thomas K. Doyle, Michael Drew, Clinton A. J. Duffy, Thor Erikson, Eduardo Espinoza, Luciana C. Ferreira, Francesco Ferretti, John D. Filmalter, G. Chris Fischer, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jorge Fontes, Fabian Forget, Mark Fowler, Malcolm P. Francis, Austin J. Gallagher, Enrico Gennari, Simon D. Goldsworthy, Matthew J. Gollock, Jonathan R. Green, Johan A. Gustafson, Tristan L. Guttridge, Hector M. Guzman, Neil Hammerschlag, Luke Harman, Fabio H.V. Hazin, Matthew Heard, Alex R. Hearn, John C. Holdsworth, Bonnie J. Holmes, Lucy A. Howey-Jordan, Mauricio Hoyos, Robert E. Hueter, Nigel E. Hussey, Charlie Huveneers, Dylan T. Irion, David M. P. Jacoby, Oliver J. D. Jewell, Ryan Johnson, Lance K. B. Jordan, Salvador J. Jorgensen, Warren Joyce, Clare A. Keating Daly, James T. Ketchum, A. Peter Klimley, Alison A. Kock, Pieter Koen, Felipe Ladino, Fernanda O. Lana, James S. E. Lea, Fiona Llewellyn, Warrick S. Lyon, Anna MacDonnell, Bruno C. L. Macena, Heather Marshall, Jaime D. McAllister, Rory McAuley, Michael A. Meyer, John J. Morris, Emily R. Nelson, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Toby A. Patterson, Cesar Peñaherrera-Palma, Julian G. Pepperell, Simon J. Pierce, Francois Poisson, Lina Maria Quintero, Andrew J. Richardson, Paul J. Rogers, Christoph A. Rohner, David R. L. Rowat, Melita Samoilys, Jayson M. Semmens, Marcus Sheaves, George Shillinger, Mahmood S. Shivji, Sarika Singh, Gregory B. Skomal, Malcolm J. Smale, Laurenne B. Snyders, German Soler, Marc Soria, Kilian M. Stehfest, John D. Stevens, Simon R. Thorrold, Mariana T. Tolotti, Alison Towner, Paulo Travassos, John P. Tyminski, Frederic Vandeperre, Jeremy Vaudo, Yuuki Y. Watanabe, Sam B. Weber, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Timothy D. White, Sean Williams, Patricia M. Zarate, Robert Harcourt, Graeme C. Hays, Mark G. Meekan, Michele Thums, Xabier Irigoien, Victor M. Eguiluz, Carlos M. Duarte, Lara L. Sousa, Samantha J. Simpson, Emily J. Southall, and David W. Sims

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Manipulating Neck Temperatures Alters Contagious Yawning in Humans, Valentina Ramirez, Colleen P. Ryan, Omar Tonsi Eldakar, and Andrew C. Gallup

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Antibiotics Overuse and Bacterial Resistance, Mir Saleem, Brett Deters, Adam de la Bastide, and Martha Korzen

The Public and Private Benefit of an Impure Public Good Determines the Sensitivity of Bacteria to Population Collapse in a Snowdrift Game, Robert Smith, Aimee Doiron, Rodrigo Muzquiz, Marla Fortoul, Meghan Haas, Tom Abraham, Rebecca Quinn, Ivana Barraza, Khadija Chowdhury, and Louis R. Nemzer

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Gut Microbiome Diversity Is Associated with Sleep Physiology in Humans, Robert Smith, Cole Easson, Sarah M. Lyle, Ritishka Kapoor, Chase P. Donnelly, Eileen Davidson, Esha Parikh, Jose Lopez, and Jaime L. Tartar

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Draft Genome Sequence of Nitrosomonas sp. Strain APG5, a Betaproteobacterial Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from Beach Sand, Hidetoshi Urakawa, Jorie L. Skutas, and Jose Lopez

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The efficacy of whole human genome capture on ancient dental calculus and dentin, Kirsten A. Ziesemer, Jazmin Ramos-Madrigal, Allison E. Mann, Bernd W. Brandt, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Andrew T. Ozga, Menno Hoogland, Courtney A. Hofman, Domingo C. Salazar-Garcia, Bruno Frohlich, George R. Miller, Anne C. Stone, Mark Aldenderfer, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Corinne L. Hofman, Christina Warinner, and Hannes Schroeder

Submissions from 2018

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Periodontitis in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Simran Agarwal, Deepthi Gangaram, and Mir Saleem

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Internal validation of STRmix™ – A multi laboratory response to PCAST, Jo-Anne Bright, Rebecca Richards, Maarten Kruijver, Hannah Kelly, Catherine McGovern, Alan Magee, Andrew McWhorter, Anne Cieko, Brian Peck, Chase Baumgartner, Christina Buettner, Scott McWilliams, Claire McKenna, Colin Gallacher, Ben Mallinder, Darren Wright, Deven Johnson, Dorothy Catella, Eugene Lien, Craig O'Connor, George Duncan, Jason Bundy, Jillian Echard, John Lowe, Joshua Stewart, Kathleen Corrado, Sheila Gentile, Marla Kaplan, Michelle Hassler, Naomi McDonald, Paul Hulme, Rachel H. Oefelein, Shawn Montpetit, Melissa Strong, Sarah Noel, Simon Malsom, Steven Myers, Susan Welti, Tamyra Moretti, Teresa McMahon, Thomas Grill, Tim Kalafut, Mary Margaret Greer-Ritzheimer, Vickie Beamer, Duncan A. Taylor, and John S. Buckleton

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Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Near-Death Experience, Jerod Buchta and Mir Saleem

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Efficiency, and Comparison to Alternative Antidepressant Treatments, Angela Camilli and Mir Saleem

Refuges and Risks: Evaluating the Benefits of an Expanded MPA Network for Mobile Apex Predators, Ryan Daly, Malcolm J. Smale, Sarika Singh, Mahmood S. Shivji, Clare A. K. Daly, James S. E. Lea, Lara L. Sousa, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Richard Fitzpatrick, Christopher R. Clarke, Marcus Sheaves, and Adam Barnett

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The YscE/YscG Chaperone and YscF N-Terminal sequences Target YscF to the Yersinia pestis Type III Secretion Apparatus, Clarice de Azevedo Souza, Kristian L. Richards, YoSon Park, Michael Schwartz, Julie Torruellas Garcia, Sara Schesser Bartra, and Gregory V. Plano

Genetic Connectivity and Phylogeography of the Night Shark (Carcharhinus signatus) in the Western Atlantic Ocean: Implications for Conservation Management, Rodrigo R. Domingues, Christine C. Bruels, Otto B. F. Gadig, Demian D. Chapman, Alexandre W. S. Hilsdorf, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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Hypocrisy and Corruption: How Disparities in Power Shape the Evolution of Social Control, Omar T. Eldakar, J. Oliver Kammeyer, Nikhil Nagabandi, and Andrew C. Gallup

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Communicating Discovery-Based Research Results to the News: A Real-World Lesson in Science Communication for Undergraduate Students, Julie Torruellas Garcia

Robust Forensic Matching of Confiscated Horns to Individual poached African rhinoceros, Cindy Harper, Anette Ludwig, Amy Clarke, Kagiso Makgopela, Andrey A. Yurchenko, Alan Guthrie, Pavel Dobrynin, Gaik Tamazian, Richard Emslie, Marile van Heerden, Markus Hofmeyr, Roderick Potter, Johannes Roets, Piet Beytell, Moses Otiende, Linus Kariuki, Raoul du Toit, Natasha Anderson, Joseph Okori, Alexey Antonik, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Peter Thompson, and Stephen James O'Brien

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Is There a Link between Aging and Microbiome Diversity in Exceptional Mammalian Longevity?, Graham M. Hughes, John Leech, Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Jose V. Lopez, and Emma C. Teeling

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A Novel On‐Chip Method for Differential Extraction of Sperm in Forensic Cases, Fatih Inci, Mehmet O. Ozen, Yeseren Saylan, Morteza Miansari, Duygu Cimen, Raghu Dhara, Thiruppathiraja Chinnasamy, Mehmet Yuksekkaya, Chiara Filippini, Deepan Kishore Kumar, Semih Calamak, Yusuf Yesil, Naside Gozde Durmus, George Duncan, Leonard Klevan, and Utkan Demirci

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PVSRIPO Effect on Cancer, Vishal Jindal, Matthew Lee, Darshan Rola, and Mir Saleem

MicroRNA‐132 Directs Human Periodontal Ligament‐Derived Neural Crest Stem Cell Neural Differentiation, Tsz Kin Ng, Qichen Yang, Veronica R. Fortino, Nikky Yuk-Ki Lai, Carlos M. Carballosa, Jordan M. Greenberg, Kwong Wai Choy, Daniel Pelaez, Chi Pui Pang, and Herman S. Cheung

Validity of the Diplostomoidea and Diplostomida (Digenea, Platyhelminthes) Upheld in Phylogenomic Analysis, Sean A. Locke, Alex Van Dam, Monica Caffara, Hudson Alves Pinto, Danimar Lopez-Hernandez, and Christopher Blanar

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Differential preservation of endogenous human and microbial DNA in dental calculus and dentin, Allison E. Mann, Susanna Sabin, Kirsten Ziesemer, Ashild J. Vagene, Hannes Schroeder, Andrew T. Ozga, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Courtney A. Hofman, James A. Fellows Yates, Domingo C. Salazar-Garcia, Bruno Frohlich, Mark Aldenderfer, Menno Hoogland, Christopher Read, George R. Milner, Anne C. Stone, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Johannes Krause, Corinne Hofman, Kirsten I. Bos, and Christina Warinner

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Role of Genes in Obesity, Hanna Mathew and Mir Saleem

Forensic DNA Analysis, Bruce R. McCord, Quentin Gauthier, Sohee Cho, Meghan N. Roig, Georgiana C. Gibson-Daw, Brian Young, Fabiana Taglia, Sara C. Zapico, Roberta Fogliatto Mariot, Steven B. Lee, and George Duncan

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Comparison of two ancient DNA extraction protocols for skeletal remains from tropical environments, Maria A. Nieves-Colon, Andrew T. Ozga, William J. Pestle, Andrea Cucina, Vera Tiesler, Travis W. Stanton, and Anne C. Stone

Deep Mitochondrial Lineage Divergence Among Populations of the Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus (Hildebrand & Schroeder, 1928)) Throughout the Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Vincent P. Richards, Melissa B. DeBiasse, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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The Successful Exploitation of Urban Environments by the Golden Silk Spider, Nephila clavipes (Araneae, Nephilidae), Jake Ripp, Omar T. Eldakar, Andrew C. Gallup, and Paul T. Arena

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Treatment Outcomes of Mohs Surgery vs. Imiquimod in Basal Cell Carcinoma, Mir Saleem and Julianna Robinson

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Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents as Natural Egg-Case Incubators at the Galapagos Rift, Pelayo Salinas-de-Leon, Brennan Phillips, David A. Ebert, Mahmood S. Shivji, Florencia Cerutti-Pereyra, Cassandra Ruck, Charles R. Fisher, and Leigh Marsh

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The Importance of Preventative Medicine in Conjunction with Modern Day Genetic Studies, Sierra Sandler, Lauren Alfino, and Mir Saleem

Culture-Independent Characterization of the Microbiome of Healthy Pulp, Christopher Widmer, Jorie L. Skutas, Cole Easson, Jose Lopez, Calvin Torneck, Michael Flax, and Taner Cem Sayin

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Analytical “Bake-Off” of Whole Genome Sequencing Quality for the Genome Russia Project Using a Small Cohort for Autoimmune Hepatitis, Daria V. Zhernakova, Sergei Kliver, Nikolay Cherkasov, Gaik Tamazian, Mikhail Rotkevich, Ksenia Krasheninnikova, Igor Evsyukov, Sviatoslav Sidorov, Pavel Dobrynin, Andrey A. Yurchenko, Valentin Shimansky, Irina V. Shcherbakova, Andrey S. Glotov, David L. Valle, Minzhong Tang, Emilia Shin, Kathleen B. Schwarz, and Stephen James O'Brien

Submissions from 2017

Mitogenomic Sequences Support a North–South Subspecies Subdivision within Solenodon paradoxus, Adam L. Brandt, Kirill Grigorev, Yashira M. Afanador-Hernandez, Liz A. Paulino, William J. Murphy, Adrell Nunez, Aleksey Komissarov, Jessica R. Brandt, Pavel Dobrynin, J. David Hernandez-Martich, Roberta Maria, Stephen J. O'Brien, Luis Rodriguez, Juan C. Martinez-Cruzado, T. K. Oleksyk, and Alfred L. Roca

Host Abundance, Seagrass Cover, and Temperature Predict Infection Rates of Parasitic Isopods (Bopyridae) on Caridean Shrimp., Sarah A. Briggs, Christopher Blanar, Michael B. Robblee, Christopher B. Boyko, and Amy Hirons

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FlipTube™ technology promotes clean manipulation of forensic samples on automated robotic workstations, Chris Comar, George Duncan, and Kevin W. P. Miller

Effects of the Pleistocene on the Mitochondrial Population Genetic Structure and Demographic History of the Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Rodrigo R. Domingues, Alexandre W. S. Hilsdorf, Mahmood S. Shivji, Fabio H.V. Hazin, and O. B. F. Gadig

Synthetically Engineered Microbes Reveal Interesting Principles of Cooperation, Michael D. Dressler, Corey J. Clark, Chelsea A. Thachettu, Yasmine Zakaria, Omar Tonsi Eldakar, and Robert P. Smith

Acute Physical Stress Modulates the Temporal Expression of Self-Reported Contagious Yawning in Humans, Omar Tonsi Eldakar, Jaime Tartar, Daniel Garcia, Valentina Ramirez, Melissa Dauzonne, Yana Armani, and Andrew C. Gallup

Untangling the Cecal Microbiota of Feral Chickens by Culturomic and Metagenomic Analyses, Chiara Ferrario, Giulia Alessandri, Leonardo Mancabelli, Eben Gering, Marta Mangifesta, Christian Milani, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Alice Viappiani, Sabrina Duranti, Francesca Turroni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Ricardo Hiyashi, Roderick Mackie, Douwe van Sinderen, and Marco Ventura

The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Critically Endangered Angelshark, Squatina squatina, Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick, Kimberly A. Finnegan, Filip Osaer, Krupskaya Narvaez, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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Yawns Are Cool, Andrew C. Gallup and Omar T. Eldakar

Winner and Loser Effects in Collegiate Baseball and Softball Doubleheaders, Andrew C. Gallup, Omar T. Eldakar, Michael Schonning, and Michael Yanchus

Male‐Mimicking Females Increase Male‐Male Interactions, and Decrease Male Survival and Condition in a Female‐Polymorphic Damselfly, Eben Gering

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The Human Microbiome: An Emerging Tool in Forensics, Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell, Jose V. Lopez, and Jack A. Gilbert

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Perspectives Provided by Leopard and Other Cat Genomes: How Diet Determined the Evolutionary History of Carnivores, Omnivores, and Herbivores, Soonok Kim, Yun Sung Cho, Jong Bhak, Stephen J. O'Brien, and Joo-Hong Yeo

Larger Females are Choosier in the Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor), Michael C. Kuczynski, Thomas Getty, and Eben Gering

Signal Localization: A New Approach in Signal Discovery, Sergey Malov, Alexey Antonik, Minzhong Tang, Alexandre Berred, Yi Zeng, and Stephen J. O'Brien

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Comparative Transcriptomics of Elasmobranchs and Teleosts Highlight Important Processes in Adaptive Immunity and Regional Endothermy, Nicholas J. Marra, Vincent P. Richards, Angela Early, Steve M. Bogdanowicz, Paulina D. Pavinski Bitar, Michael J. Stanhope, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Conservation Genetics of the Cheetah: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities, Stephen J. O'Brien, Warren E. Johnson, Carlos A. Driscoll, Pavel Dobrynin, and Laurie Marker

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Major Complications and Management Options of Obesity, Shreja Patel and Mir Saleem

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X Chromosome Evolution in Cetartiodactyla, Anastasiya A. Proskuryakova, Anastasia I. Kulemzina, Polina L. Perelman, Alexey I. Makunin, Denis M. Larkin, Marta Farre, Anna V. Kukekova, Jennifer Lynn Johnson, Natalya A. Lemskaya, Violetta R. Beklemisheva, M. Roelke-Parker, June Bellizzi, Oliver A. Ryder, Stephen James O'Brien, and Alexander S. Graphodatsky

The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Endangered Great Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna mokarran, Cassandra L. Ruck, Nicholas J. Marra, Mahmood S. Shivji, and Michael Stanhope

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Meditation Experience Associated with Structural Neuroplasticity, Mir Saleem and Pallavi Samudrala

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Evolution of Group I Introns in Porifera: New Evidence for Intron Mobility and Implications for DNA Barcoding, Astrid Schuster, Jose V. Lopez, Leontine E. Becking, Michelle Kelly, Shirley A. Pomponi, Gert Wörheide, Dirk Erpenbeck, and Paco Cárdenas