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A new social gene in Dictyostelium discoideum, chtB
Background: Competitive social interactions are ubiquitous in nature, but their genetic basis is difficult to determine. Much can be learned from single gene knockouts in a eukaryote microbe. The mutants can be competed ...
Daptomycin Resistance in Enterococci Is Associated with Distinct Alterations of Cell Membrane Phospholipid Content
Background: The lipopeptide antibiotic, daptomycin (DAP) interacts with the bacterial cell membrane (CM). Development of DAP resistance during therapy in a clinical strain of Enterococcus faecalis was associated with ...
Conspecific Plasticity and Invasion: Invasive Populations of Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)ﾠHave Performance Advantage over Native Populations Only in Low Soil Salinity
Global climate change may increase biological invasions in part because invasive species may have greater phenotypic plasticity than native species. This may be especially important for abiotic stresses such as salt ...
Disturbance Driven Colony Fragmentation as a Driver of a Coral Disease Outbreak
In September of 2010, Brewer’s Bay reef, located in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), was simultaneously affected by abnormally high temperatures and the passage of a hurricane that resulted in the mass bleaching and ...
Sex and stochasticity affect range expansion of experimental invasions
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
Global climate cycles and cyclones: consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar
(Global Change Biology, 2010)
Genetic variation in anti-herbivore chemical defences in an invasive plant
(British Ecological Society, 2012)
Does phylogeny matter? Assessing the impact of phylogenetic information in ecological meta-analysis
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS, 2012)
Hemichordate genomes and deuterostome origins
Acorn worms, also known as enteropneust (literally, ‘gut-breathing’) hemichordates, are marine invertebrates that share features with echinoderms and chordates. Together, these three phyla comprise the deuterostomes. Here ...