Submissions from 2009

Functional and behavioral limits on human hammering performance, DJ Irschick and S Almeidac

The Minerals Involved in Lobster Shell Vulnerability, JG Kunkel, MJ Jercinovic, and W Nagel

Disruption of OsYSL15 Leads to Iron Inefficiency in Rice Plants, S Lee, JC Chiecko, SA Kim, EL Walker, Y Lee, ML Guerinot, and G An

Evolutionary Dynamics of the Genomic Region Around the Blast Resistance Gene Pi-ta in AA Genome Oryza Species, S Lee, S Costanzo, YL Jia, KM Olsen, and AL Caicedo

New spindle morphogenesis model by Dynein, Nudel, and the spindle matrix, WL Lee and P Wadsworth

Motor- and Tail-Dependent Targeting of Dynein to Microtubule Plus Ends and the Cell Cortex, SM Markus, JJ Punch, and WL Lee

Exocytosis Precedes and Predicts the Increase in Growth in Oscillating Pollen Tubes, ST McKenna, JG Kunkel, M Bosch, CM Rounds, L Vidali, LJ Winship, and PK Hepler


Modular Laboratory Exercises to Analyze the Development of Zebrafish Motor Behavior, Kelly Anne McKeown, Gerald B. Downes, and Lara D. Hutson

Differential control of cell death and gene expression during two distinct phases of hormonally-regulated muscle death in the tobacco hawkmoth Manduca sexta, A Myer, HA Mason, W Smith, C Brown, and LM Schwartz

Creating Reasoning Problems for In-Class Learning, R Phillis, Z Barlow, and J Fitzgerald


A laser pointer driven microheater for precise local heating and conditional gene regulation in vivo. Microheater driven gene regulation in zebrafish, Mike Placinta, Meng-Chieh Shen, Marc Achermann, and Rolf O. Karlstrom

Vocal Performance and Sensorimotor Learning in Songbirds, J Podos, DC Lahti, and DL Moseley

Brief Communication: Histology and Micro CT as Methods for Assessment of Facial Suture Patency, LE Reinholt, AM Burrows, TP Eiting, ER Dumont, and TD Smith

Connecting behaviour and performance: the evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats, SE Santana and ER Dumont

Implications of predatory specialization for cranial form and function in canids, GJ Slater, ER Dumont, and B Van Valkenburgh


A CAAX motif can compensate for the PH domain of Num1 for cortical dynein attachment, Xianying Tang, Jesse J. Punch, and Wei-Lih Lee

Dual purpose secondary compounds: phytotoxin of Centaurea diffusa also facilitates nutrient uptake, N Tharayil, P Bhowmik, P Alpert, E Walker, D Amarasiriwardena, and B Xing

Beyond the beak: wing shape variation in Darwins finches, B Vanhooydonck, A Herrel, A Gabela, and J Podos

Wing shape variation in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis): an ecomorphological approach, B Vanhooydonck, A Herrel, A Gabela, and J Podos

What determines dewlap diversity in Anolis lizards? An among-island comparison, B Vanhooydonck, A Herrel, JJ Meyers, and DJ Irschick


Rapid Screening for Temperature-Sensitive Alleles in Plants, L Vidali, RC Augustine, SN Fay, P Franco, KA Pattavina, and M Bezanilla


Lifeact-mEGFP Reveals a Dynamic Apical F-Actin Network in Tip Growing Plant Cells, L Vidali, CM Rounds, PK Hepler, and M Bezanilla


Rapid formin-mediated actin-filament elongation is essential for polarized plant cell growth, L Vidali, PAC van Gisbergen, C Guerin, P Franco, M Li, GM Burkart, RC Augustine, L Blanchoin, and M Bezanilla

Regulation of muscle differentiation and survival by Acheron, ZH Wang, H Glenn, C Brown, C Valavanis, JX Liu, A Seth, JE Thomas, RO Karlstrom, and LM Schwartz

Acheron, an novel LA antigen family member, binds to cask and forms a complex with id transcription factors, HF Weng, C Kim, C Valavanis, ZH Wang, and LM Schwartz

Investigation of gene Expression in C2C12 Myotubes Following simvastatin Application and Mechanical Strain, JG Yu, K Sewright, MJ Hubal, JX Liu, LM Schwartz, EP Hoffman, and PM Clarkson

Elastic energy storage in the mantis shrimp's fast predatory strike, TI Zack, T Claverie, and SN Patek

The Unique Morgue Ubiquitination Protein Is Conserved in a Diverse but Restricted Set of Invertebrates, Y Zhou, ZW Carpenter, G Brennan, and JR Nambu

Submissions from 2008


Actin depolymerizing factor is essential for viability in plants, and its phosphoregulation is important for tip growth, RC Augustine, L Vidali, KP Kleinman, and M Bezanilla

Emerging molecular mechanisms that power and regulate the anastral mitotic spindle of flowering plants, A Bannigan, M Lizotte-Waniewski, M Riley, and TI Baskin


Expression profiling identifies novel Hh/Gli-regulated genes in developing zebrafish embryos, Sadie A. Bergeron, Luis A. Milla, Rosario Villegas, Meng-Chieh Shen, Shawn M. Burgess, Miguel L. Allende, Rolf O. Karlstrom, and Verónica Palma

The reproductive role hypothesis explains trophic morphology dimorphism in the northern map turtle, G Bulte, DJ Irschick, and G Blouin-Demers


Geographic diversity cline of R gene homologs in wild populations of Solanum pimpinellifolium (Solanaceae), Ana L. Caicedo

Pollen tube growth oscillations and intracellular calcium levels are reversibly modulated by actin polymerization, L Cardenas, A Lovy-Wheeler, JG Kunkel, and PK Hepler

Relationship of premaxillary bone and its sutures to deciduous dentition in nonhuman primates, KA Carmody, MP Mooney, GM Cooper, CJ Bonar, MI Siegel, ER Dumont, and TD Smith


Tissue-specific requirements for specific domains in the FERM protein Moe/Epb4.1I5 during early zebrafish development, Arne K. Christensen and Abbie M. Jensen

Metaschizotherium Fraasi Koenigswald (Perissodactyla: Chalicotheriidae) from Petersbuch, Southern Germany: New Insights into Schizotheriine Morphology and Phylogeny, M Coombs and J Fahlke

Allometry of behavior, KP Dial, E Greene, and DJ Irschick


Intercourse Between Cell Wall and Cytoplasm Exemplified by Arabinogalactan Proteins and Cortical Microtubules, A Driouich and TI Baskin

A geometric morphometric appraisal of beak shape in Darwin's finches, DJ Foster, J Podos, and AP Hendry


Graded hedgehog and fibroblast growth factor signaling independently regulate pituitary cell fates and help establish the pars distalis and pars intermedia of the zebrafish adenohypophysis, Burcu Guner, A. Tuba Ozacar, Jeanne E. Thomas, and Rolf O. Karlstrom


Rapid large-scale evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance associated with exploitation of a different dietary resource, Anthony Herrel, Katleen Huyghe, Bieke Vanhooydonck, Thierry Backeljau, Karin Breugelmans, Irena Grbac, Raoul Van Damme, and Duncan J. Irschick


Morphological convergence as a consequence of extreme functional demands: examples from the feeding system of natricine snakes, A Herrel, SE Vincent, ME Alfaro, S Van Wassenbergh, B Vanhooydonck, and DJ Irschick

Studying the evolution of whole-organism performance capacity: sex, selection, and haiku - an introduction, DJ Irschick and JF Le Galliard

How does selection operate on whole-organism functional performance capacities? A review and synthesis, DJ Irschick, JJ Meyers, JF Husak, and JF Le Galliard

Dual role for microtubules in regulating cortical contractility during cytokinesis, K Murthy and P Wadsworth

Microanatomical assessment of fusion in facial sutures of bushbabies., LE Reinholt, AM Burrows, ER Dumont, and TD Smith

Atrophy and programmed cell death of skeletal muscle, LM Schwartz

Darwinian selection on a selfing locus (vol 306, pg 2081, 2004), KK Shimizu, JM Reininga, AL Caicedo, CA Mays, RC Moore, KM Olsen, S Ruzsa, G Coop, CD Bustamante, and MD Purugganan


Differential effects of methyl jasmonate on growth and division of etiolated zucchini cotyledons, E Stoynova-Bakalova, PI Petrov, L Gigova, and TI Baskin


Of arcs and vaults: the biomechanics of bone-cracking in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta), Jaime B. Tanner, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Sharleen T. Sakai, Barbara L. Lundrigan, and Kay E. Holekamp

Photoactivatable GFP tagging cassettes for protein-tracking studies in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, C Vorvis, SM Markus, and WL Lee

Time to pump iron: iron-deficiency-signaling mechanisms of higher plants, EL Walker and EL Connolly


Two Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor Kinases Mediate Signaling, Linking Cell Wall Biosynthesis and ACC Synthase in Arabidopsis, SL Xu, A Rahman, TI Baskin, and JJ Kieber

Submissions from 2007


A conserved role for kinesin-5 in plant mitosis, A Bannigan, WR Scheible, W Lukowitz, C Fagerstrom, P Wadsworth, C Somerville, and TI Baskin


Circadian organization of tau mutant hamsters: Aftereffects and splitting, EL Bittman, MK Costello, and JM Brewer

Induction of anoikis following myoblast transplantation into SCID mouse muscles requires the Bit1 and FADD pathways, M Bouchentouf, BF Benabdallah, J Rousseau, LM Schwartz, and JP Tremblay

Extrapair paternity in chestnut-sided warblers is correlated with consistent vocal performance, BE Byers


Genome-Wide Patterns of Nucleotide Polymorphism in Domesticated Rice, Ana Caicedo; S. Williamson; R, Hernandez; A. Boyko; A. Fleded-Alon; T. York; N. Polato; K. Olsen; R. Nielsen; S. McCouch; C. Bustamante; and M. Purugganan

The quick and the dead: Correlational selection on morphology, performance, and habitat use in island lizards, R Calsbeek and DJ Irschick

Colicin biology, E Cascales, SK Buchanan, D Duche, C Kleanthous, R Lloubes, K Postle, M Riley, S Slatin, and D Cavard

Diversity of North American Miocene chalicotheres (Mammalia, Perissodactyla): Moropus merriami from late Heming-Fordian and early barstovian faunas of Nevada, M Coombs


Feeding mechanisms in bats: variation within the constraints of flight, Elizabeth R. Dumont

Prophase microtubule arrays undergo flux-like behaviour in mammalian cells, NP Ferenz and P Wadsworth

Differential roles of HIC-5 isoforms in the regulation of cell death and myotube formation during myogenesis, ZL Gao, R Deblis, H Glenn, and LM Schwartz

Techniques for modeling muscle-induced forces in finite element models of skeletal structures, IR Grosse, ER Dumont, C Coletta, and A Tolleson


Cloning of zebrafish nkx6.2 and a comprehensive analysis of the conserved transcriptional response to Hedgehog/Gli signaling in the zebrafish neural tube, Burcu Guner and Rolf O. Karlstrom

Rapid evolutionary divergence in feeding mechanics after the colonization of new environments in lizards, A Herrel, B Vanhooydonck, K Huyghe, R Van Damme, and DJ Irschick

Morphological and biomechanical correlates of differences in arboreal locomotor performance and substrate use in Anolis lizards, A Herrel, B Vanhooydonck, and D Irschick

Reproductive isolation of sympatric morphs in a population of Darwin's finches, SK Huber, LF De Leon, AP Hendry, E Bermingham, and J Podos

Hormones, sexual signals, and performance of green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis), JF Husak, DJ Irschick, JJ Meyers, SP Lailvaux, and IT Moore

New directions for studying selection in nature Studies of performance and communities, D Irschick, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, JF Husak, and JJ Meyers

The adaptive basis of locomotion in terrestrial and arboreal lizards: Mechanistic and ecological approaches, DJ Irschick

An analysis of the relative roles of plasticity and natural selection in the morphology and performance of a lizard (Urosaurus ornatus), DJ Irschick and JJ Meyers

Selection on biomechanical traits; what do we know?, D Irschick and J Meyers


A functional approach to sexual selection, Duncan J. Irschick, Anthony Herrel, Bieke Vanhooydonck, and Raoul Van Damme


Measurement of diffusion within the cell wall in living roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, EM Kramer, NL Frazer, and TI Baskin


Effects of temperature and sex on jump performance and biomechanics in the lizard Anolis carolinensis, SP Lailvaux and DJ Irschick

The evolution of performance-based male fighting ability in Caribbean Anolis lizards, SP Lailvaux and DJ Irschick

Towards an in vivo biologically inspired nanofactory, PR Leduc, MS Wong, PM Ferreira, RE Groff, K Haslinger, MP Koonce, WY Lee, JC Love, JA McCammon, NA Monteiro-Riviere, VM Rotello, GW Rubloff, R Westervelt, and M Yoda

Differential organelle movement on the actin cytoskeleton in lily pollen tubes, A Lovy-Wheeler, L Cardenas, JG Kunkel, and PK Hepler

Do displays send information about ornament structure and male quality in the ornate tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus?, EJ McElroy, C Marien, JJ Meyers, and DJ Irschick

Dissecting the effects of behaviour and habitat on the locomotion of a lizard (Urosaurus ornatus), EJ McElroy, JJ Meyers, SM Reilly, and DJ Irschick


Disruption of arabinogalactan proteins disorganizes cortical microtubules in the root of Arabidopsis thaliana, E Nguema-Ona, A Bannigan, L Chevalier, TI Baskin, and A Driouich


Evolutionary Genomics of weedy rice in the USA, Kenneth M. Olsen, Ana L. Caicedo, and Yulin Jia

Discrimination of geographical song variants by Darwin's finches, J Podos

The evolution of geographic variation in birdsong, J Podos and PS Warren


Auxin, actin and growth of the Arabidopsis thaliana primary root, A Rahman, A Bannigan, W Sulaman, P Pechter, EB Blancaflor, and TI Baskin

Implications of craniofacial form for performance of the canid skull during prey killing and feeding, G Slater, E Dumont, and B Van Valkenburgh

Acheron, a novel member of the Lupus Antigen family, is induced during the programmed cell death of skeletal muscles in the moth Manduca sexta, C Valavanis, ZH Wang, H Sun, M Vaine, and LM Schwartz


A performance based approach to distinguish indices from handicaps in sexual selection studies, B Vanhooydonck, R Van Damme, A Herrel, and DJ Irschick


Profilin is essential for tip growth in the moss Physcomitrella patens, L Vidali, RC Augustine, KP Kleinman, and M Bezanilla

Ecological dissimilarity analysis: A simple method of demonstrating community-habitat correlations for frequency data, SF Werle, NA Johnson, ER Dumont, and P Parasiewicz

Cytoplasmic dynein is responsible for the rapid poleward motions seen during mitosis in animals, Z Yang, US Tulu, P Wadsworth, and CL Rieder

Submissions from 2006


Cortical microtubule arrays lose uniform alignment between cells and are oryzalin resistant in the Arabidopsis mutant, radially swollen 6, A Bannigan, AMD Wiedemeier, RE Williamson, RL Overall, and TI Baskin

Role of non-neural signals in regulation of circadian rhythms of core clock gene expression in mouse peripheral organs, EL Bittman, A Nikiforov, R Harris, and JM Brewer

The persistence of environmentally-induced phenotypic variation in western fence lizards, CR Buckley, DJ Irschick, and SC Adolph

NAD(P)H oscillates in pollen tubes and is correlated with tip growth, L Cardenas, ST McKenna, JG Kunkel, and PK Hepler

Electroporation of DNA, RNA, and morpholinos into zebrafish embryos, GA Cerda, JE Thomas, ML Allende, RO Karlstrom, and V Palma

Mosses as model systems for the study of metabolism and development, D Cove, M Bezanilla, P Harries, and R Quatrano