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An in vivo test of the biologically relevant roles of carotenoids as antioxidants in animals 

Weaver, Ryan, J.; Wang, Phillip; Hill, Geoffrey, E.; Cobine, Paul A.; 0000-0002-6160-4735; 0000-0001-6012-0985 (2022-03-13)
Carotenoids are well known for their contribution to the vibrant coloration of many animals and have been hypothesized to be important antioxidants. Surprisingly few examples of carotenoids acting as biologically relevant ...

Thermal spikes from the urban heat island increase mortality and alter physiology of lizard embryos 

Hall, Joshua M.; Warner, Daniel A.; 0000-0002-5587-3402; 0000-0001-7231-7785 (2022-03-13)
Effects of global change (i.e. urbanization, climate change) on adult organisms are readily used to predict the persistence of populations. However, effects on embryo survival and patterns of development are less studied, ...

High activity before breeding improves reproductive performance by enhancing mitochondrial function and biogenesis 

Zhang, Yufeng; Brasher, Adam L.; Park, Noel R.; Taylor, Halie A.; Kavazis, Andreas N.; Hood, Wendy R.; 0000-0002-8398-3908 (2022-03-13)
Understanding of physiological responses of organisms is typically based on data collected during an isolated event. Although many fundamental insights have been gained from these studies, evaluating the response to a ...

A Call to Develop Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) for Nonmajors Courses 

Ballen, Cissy J.; Blum, Jessamina E.; Brownell, Sara; Hebert, Sadie; Hewlett, James; Klein, Joanna R.; McDonald, Erik A.; Monti, Denise L.; Nold, Stephen C.; 0000-0002-4693-6117 (2022-03-11)
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for non-science majors (non-majors) are potentially distinct from CUREs for developing scientists in their goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies. While ...

Discovery and Broad Relevance May Be Insignificant Components of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences [CUREs] for Non-Biology Majors 

Ballen, Cissy J.; Thompson, Seth K.; Blum, Jessamina E.; Newstrom, Nicholas P.; Cotner, Cotner (2022-03-11)
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are a type of laboratory learning environment associated with a science course, in which undergraduates participate in novel research. According to Auchincloss et al. ...

Development of endocytosis, degradative activity, and antigen processing capacity during GM-CSF driven differentiation of murine bone marrow 

Olatunde, Adesola C.; Abell, Laura P.; Landuyt, Ashley E.; Schwartz, Elizabeth Hiltbold (2022-03-11)
Dendritic cells (DC) are sentinels of the immune system, alerting and enlisting T cells to clear pathogenic threats. As such, numerous studies have demonstrated their effective uptake and proteolytic activities coupled ...

Macrophage ABCA1 reduces MyD88-dependent Toll-like receptor trafficking to lipid rafts by reduction of lipid raft cholesterol 

Zhu, Xuewei; Owen, John S.; Wilson, Martha D.; Li, Haitao; Griffiths, Gary L.; Thomas, Michael J.; Hiltbold, Elizabeth M.; Fessler, Michael B.; Parks, John S. (2022-03-11)
We previously showed that macrophages from macrophage-specifi c ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) knockout (Abca1(-M/-M)) mice had an enhanced proinflammatory response to the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 agonist, ...

Seasonal Shifts in Reproduction Depend on Prey Availability for an Income Breeder 

Hall, Joshua M.; Buckelew, Andrew; Lovern, Matthew; Secor, Stephen M.; Warner, Daniel A.; 0000-0002-5587-3402; 0000-0001-7231-7785 (2022-03-04)
The evolution of reproductive strategies depends on local environmental conditions. When environments are seasonal, selection favors individuals that align changes in key reproductive traits with seasonal shifts in habitat ...

Sex-Specific Effects of Incubation Temperature on Embryonic Development of Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) Embryos 

Gurley, Bain; Finger, John W.; Wada, Haruka; 0000-0001-7436-8367 (2022-03-04)
In oviparous species, the embryonic environmentparticularly temperaturecan alter phenotype and survival of an individual by affecting its size as well as its metabolic rate. Previous studies have shown that incubation ...

Hemichordate Molecular Phylogeny Reveals a Novel Cold-Water Clade of Harrimaniid Acorn Worms 

Cannon, Johanna T.; Swalla, Billie J.; Halanych, Kenneth M.; 0000-0002-8658-9674 (2022-03-04)
Hemichordates are instrumental to understanding early deuterostome and chordate evolution, yet diversity and relationships within the group have been understudied. Recently, there has been renewed interest in hemichordate ...

Multiple Colonizations Lead to Cryptic Biodiversity in an Island Ecosystem: Comparative Phylogeography of Anchialine Shrimp Species in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan 

Weese, David A; Fujita, Yoshihisa; Santos, Scott R.; 0000-0002-3447-4488 (2022-03-04)
Archipelagos of the Indo-West Pacific are considered to be among the richest in the world in biodiversity, and phylogeographic studies generally support either the center of origin or the center of accumulation hypothesis ...

Host preference and habitat segregation among Red Sea anemonefish: effects of sea anemone traits and fish life stages 

Huebner, Lindsay K.; Dailey, Brianna; Titus, Benjamin M.; Khalaf, Maroof; Chadwick, Nanette E.; 0000-0003-3559-2248 (2022-03-04)
Competition drives habitat segregation between adults and juveniles in many types of organisms, but little is known about this process in anemonefish that compete for host sea anemones which differ in habitat quality. We ...

Life History Aspects of Exyra semicrocea (Pitcher Plant Moth) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 

Stephens, Jessica D.; Folkerts, Debbie R. (2022-03-03)
With as little as 3% of southeastern Coastal Plain pitcher plant bogs remaining, it is important to understand the life-history aspects of the endemic organisms that comprise this community. In this study, we elucidate ...

Southern Two-Lined Salamander Diets in Urban and Forested Streams in Western Georgia 

Barrett, Kyle; Samoray, Stephen T.; Helms, Brian S.; Guyer, Craig; 0000-0003-4909-2690 (2022-03-03)
Streams are heavily affected by watershed urbanization as increased stormwater runoff changes their physical and chemical composition. Benthic macroinvertebrate species richness has been consistently shown to decline with ...

Propagule size and sex ratio influence colonisation dynamics after introduction of a non-native lizard 

Fargevieille, Amelie; Reedy, Aaron; Kahrl, Ariel; Mitchell, Timothy; Durso, Andrew; Delaney, David; Pearson, Phillip; Cox, Robert; Warner, Daniel (2022-01-28)
1. The composition of founding populations plays an important role in colonisation dynamics and can influence population growth during early stages of biological invasion. Specifically, founding populations with small ...

Molecular responses of brains to cross-generational warming in a coral reef fish. 

Bernal, Moises A.; Schmidt, Elliott; Donelson, Jennifer; Munday, Phillip; Ravasi, Timothy; 0000-0002-3236-8403 (2021-12-17)
Ocean warming is a threat to marine biodiversity, as it can push marine species beyond their physiological limits. Detrimental effects can occur when marine poikilotherms are exposed to conditions beyond their optimal ...

Is Pairing with a Relative Heritable? Estimating Female and Male Genetic Contributions to the Degree of Biparental Inbreeding in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia) 

Wolak, Mathew E.; Reid, Jane M.; 0000-0002-7962-0071 (2021-07-29)
The degree of inbreeding expressed within populations can profoundly shape evolutionary dynamics. The degree to which individuals inbreed is frequently assumed to evolve in response to selection, for example, resulting ...

VCF files associated with Macaca arctoides hybridization analysis 

Stevison, Laurie; Szpiech, Zachary; Bailey, Nick; Novak, Taylor; Melnick, Don; Evans, Ben; Wall, Jeffrey; 0000-0001-7900-5266; 0000-0001-6372-8224; 0000-0001-8525-3063; 0000-0002-7080-4595; 0000-0002-9512-8845 (2021-06-20)

Fishes of the Streams of Acadia National Park, Maine 

Havird, Justin C.; Parker, Jennifer K.; Connery, Bruce (2021-05-05)
Acadia National Park (ANP) is a non-continuous conglomerate of park lands interspersed with private lands, which is located mainly on Mount Desert Island, ME. Surveys of fishes in ANP have largely ignored or under-sampled ...

Data for A chromosome-level genome assembly for the Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), a reptile model for physiological and evolutionary ecology 

Schwartz, Tonia; http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7712-2810 (2021-04-16)
Background: High-quality genomic resources facilitate investigations into behavioral ecology, morphological and physiological adaptations, and the evolution of genomic architecture. Lizards in the genus Sceloporus have a ...

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