The Biological Sciences Faculty Research and Publications Series is comprised of books and articles published by Marquette University's biological sciences faculty.

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Submissions from 2024

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Quaternary Ammonia Compounds in Disinfectant Products: Evaluating the Potential for Promoting Antibiotic Resistance and Disrupting Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance, Zihao Lu, Anna K. Mahony, William A. Arnold, Christopher Marshall, and Patrick J. McNamara

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Environmental Drivers Impact the Accumulation and Diversity of Antibiotic Resistance in Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Kassidy N. O'Malley, Patrick J. McNamara, Christopher Marshall, Emily Lou LaMartina, Thuy Duyen Lam, Numair Ali, and Walter M. McDonald

Submissions from 2023

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The Role of Preproglucagon Peptides in Regulating β-Cell Morphology and Responses to Streptozotocin-induced Diabetes, Deanna M. Arble, Chelsea R. Hutch, Hannah Hafner, Daria Stelmak, Kyle Leix, Joyce Sorrell, Joshua W. Pressler, Brigid Gregg, and Darleen A. Sandoval

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Phase Separation in Biology and Disease; Current Perspectives and Open Questions, Steven Boeynaems, Shasha Chong, Jörg Gsponer, Liam Holt, Dragomir Milovanovic, Diana M. Mitrea, Oliver Mueller-Cajar, Bede Portz, John F. Reilly, Christopher D. Reinkemeier, Benjamin R. Sabari, Serena Sanulli, James Shorter, Emily M. Sontag, Lucia Strader, Jeanne Stachowiak, Stephanie C. Weber, Michael R. White, Huaiying Zhang, Markus Zweckstetter, Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, and Richard Kriwacki

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Hyperdontia in the Paraguayan Martha's Marked Gecko (Homonota marthae: Phyllodactylidae: Squamata), Juan D. Daza, Emma C. Krakoski, Tony Gamble, and Aaron M. Bauer

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Clarifying a male color morph of Sphaerodactylus macrolepis Günther, 1859 and Resolving the Taxonomic Confusion on Saint Croix, Aaron H. Griffing, Shannon E. Keating, Brendan J. Pinto, Stuart V. Nielsen, and Tony Gamble

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Reappraising the Evolutionary History of the Largest Known Gecko, the Presumably Extinct Hoplodactylus delcourti, via High-Throughput Sequencing of Archival DNA, Matthew P. Heinicke, Stuart V. Nielsen, Aaron M. Bauer, Ryan Kelly, Anthony J. Geneva, Juan D. Daza, Shannon E. Keating, and Tony Gamble

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In Light of Breathing: Environmental Light Is an Important Modulator of Breathing with Clinical Implications, Aaron A. Jones and Deanna M. Arble

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The Molecular Circadian Clock of Phox2b-expressing Cells Drives Daily Variation of the Hypoxic but Not Hypercapnic Ventilatory Response in Mice, Aaron A. Jones, Gabriella M. Marino, Allison R. Spears, and Deanna M. Arble

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Tyramine and its Amtyr1 Receptor Modulate Attention in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Joseph S. Latshaw, Reece E. Mazade, Mary Peterson, Julie A. Mustard, Irina Sinakevitch, Lothar Wissler, Xiaojiao Guo, Chelsea N. Cook, Hong Lei, Jürgen Gadau, and Brian Smith

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Peripheral Clock Disruption and Metabolic Disease: Moving Beyond the Anatomy to a Functional Approach, Gabriella M. Marino and Deanna M. Arble

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The Revised Reference Genome of the Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) Provides Insight into the Considerations of Genome Phasing and Assembly, Brendan J. Pinto, Tony Gamble, Chase H. Smith, Shannon E. Keating, Justin C. Havird, and Ylenia Chiari

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A Lizard Is Never Late: Squamate Genomics as a Recent Catalyst for Understanding Sex Chromosome and Microchromosome Evolution, Brendan J. Pinto, Tony Gamble, Chase H. Smith, and Melissa A. Wilson

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Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Spatial Protein Quality Control is Coordinated by Nuclear–Vacuolar Junctions and Perinuclear ESCRT, Emily M. Sontag, Fabián Morales-Polanco, Jian-Hua Chen, Gerry McDermott, Patrick T. Dolan, Dan Gestaut, Mark A. Le Gros, Carolyn Larabell, and Judith Frydman

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Identifying Sources of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Environment Using the Microbial Find, Inform, and Test Framework, Corinne Wiesner-Friedman, Rachelle E. Beattie, Jill R. Stewart, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Marc L. Serre

Submissions from 2022

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The Evolutionary History of an Accidental Model Organism, the Leopard Gecko Eublepharis macularius (Squamata: Eublepharidae), Ishan Agarwal, Aaron M. Bauer, Tony Gamble, Varad B. Giri, Daniel Jablonski, Akshay Khandekar, Pratyush P. Mohapatra, Rafaqat Masroor, Anurag Mishra, and Uma Ramakrishnan

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The Mitospecific Domain of Mrp7 (bL27) Supports Mitochondrial Translation during Fermentation and is Required for Effective Adaptation to Respiration, Jessica M. Anderson, Jodie M. Box, and Rosemary A. Stuart

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Plant Growth-Promoting Activity of Bacteria Isolated from Asian Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Depends on Rice Genotype, Nasim Maghboli Balasjin, James Maki, Michael Schläppi, and Christopher Marshall

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Manure Derived Nutrients Alter Microbial Community Composition and Increase the Presence of Potential Pathogens in Freshwater Sediment, Rachelle E. Beattie and Krassimira R. Hristova

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Recycled Concrete Aggregates are an Economic Form of Urban Riparian Erosion Management with Limited Impacts on Freshwater Chemistry and Microbial Diversity, Rachelle E. Beattie, Bixia Su, Rebecca Thill, and Krassimira R. Hristova

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Atypical Tuning and Amplification Mechanisms in Gecko Auditory Hair Cells, Maryline Beurg, Tony Gamble, Aaron H. Griffing, and Robert Fettiplace

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Sex-specific Aging in Animals: Perspective and Future Directions, Anne M. Bronikowski, Richard P. Meisel, Peggy R. Biga, James R. Walters, Judith E. Mank, Erica Larschan, Gerald S. Wilkinson, Nicole Valenzuela, Ashley Mae Conard, João Pedro de Magalhães, Jingyue (Ellie) Duan, Amy E. Elias, Tony Gamble, Rita M. Graze, Kristin E. Gribble, Jill A. Kreiling, and Nicole C. Riddle

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Targeting Current and Future Threats: Recent Methodological Trends in Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Their Relationships to Risk Assessment, Tucker R. Burch, Ryan J. Newton, Lee K. Kimbell, Emily Lou LaMartina, Kassidy N. O'Malley, San Marie Victoria Thomson, Christopher Marshall, and Patrick J. McNamara

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Implications of the Actin Cytoskeleton on the Multi-Step Process of [ PSI+] Prion Formation, Jane E. Dorweiler, Douglas R. Lyke, Nathan P. LeMoine, Samantha Guereca, Hannah E. Buchholz, Emily R. Legan, Claire M. Radtke, and Anita L. Manogaran

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Two New Species of Geckos of the Genus Phyllopezus Peters, 1878 (Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from Northeastern Brazil, Marcos J. M. Dubeux, Ubiratan Goncalves, Cristiane N. S. Palmeira, Pedro M. S. Nunes, Jose Cassimiro, Tony Gamble, Fernanda P. Werneck, Miguel T. Rodrigues, and Tami Mott

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B-Vitamins Influence the Consumption of Macronutrients in Honey Bees, Walaa Ahmed Elsayeh, Chelsea N. Cook, and Geraldine A. Wright

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Lianas Significantly Reduce Aboveground and Belowground Carbon Storage: A Virtual Removal Experiment, Sergio Estrada-Villegas, Sara Sofia Pedraza Navaez, Adriana Sanchez, and Stefan A. Schnitzer

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Response of Antarctic Soil Fauna to Climate-Driven Changes Since the Last Glacial Maximum, Andre L.C. Franco, Byron J. Adams, Melisa A. Diaz, Nathan P. LeMoine, Nicholas B. Dragone, Noah Fierer, W. Berry Lyons, Ian Hogg, and Diana H. Wall

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Ontogeny of the Paraphalanges and Derived Phalanges of Hemidactylus turcicus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), Aaron H. Griffing, Tony Gamble, Aaron M. Bauer, and Anthony P. Russell

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Convergent Developmental Patterns Underlie the Repeated Evolution of Adhesive Toe Pads Among Lizards, Aaron H. Griffing, Tony Gamble, Martin J. Cohn, and Thomas J. Sanger

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Establishment of Common House Geckos, Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron, on Saint Lucia, Aaron H. Griffing, David H. Griffing, Stephen Lesmond, and Tony Gamble

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Thank You for Biting: Dispersal of Beneficial Microbiota through 'Antagonistic' Interactions, C.G.B. Grupstra, Nathan P. LeMoine, Chelsea N. Cook, and Adrienne M.S. Correa

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Conformational Selection Governs Carrier Domain Positioning in Staphylococcus aureus Pyruvate Carboxylase, Joshua H. Hakala, Amanda J. Laseke, Anya Lei Koza, and Martin St. Maurice

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Immunosuppression Broadens Evolutionary Pathways to Drug Resistance and Treatment Failure During Acinetobacter baumannii Pneumonia in Mice, Wenwen Ho, Lindsay M. Busch, Juan Hernandez-Bird, Efrat Hamami, Christopher Marshall, Edward Geisinger, Vaughn S. Cooper, Tim van Opijnen, Jason W. Rosch, and Ralph R. Isberg

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Immunosuppression Broadens Evolutionary Pathways to Treatment Failure during Acinetobacter baumannii Pneumonia, Wenwen Huo, Lindsay M. Busch, Juan Hernandez-Bird, Efrat Hamami, Christopher Marshall, Edward Geisinger, Vaughn S. Cooper, Tim van Opijnen, Jason W. Rosch, and Ralph R. Isberg

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Experimental and Observational Evidence of Negative Conspecific Density Dependence in Temperate Extomycorrhizal Trees, Fiona V. Jevon, Dayna De La Cruz, Joseph A. LaManna, Ashley K. Lang, David A. Orwig, Sydne Record, Paige V. Kouba, Matthew P. Ayres, and Jaclyn H. Matthes

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Caloric Restriction Prevents Obesity- and Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Cardiac Remodeling in Leptin-Deficient ob/ob Mice, Aaron A. Jones, Sarah N. Framnes-DeBoer, Arianne Shipp, and Deanna M. Arble

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Caloric Restriction Prevents Obesity- and Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Cardiac Remodeling in Leptin-Deficient ob/ob Mice, Aaron A. Jones, Sarah N. Framnes-DeBoer, Arianne Shipp, and Deanna M. Arble

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Genetic Sex Test for the Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Shannon E. Keating, Jane C. Fenelon, Michael Pyne, Brendan J. Pinto, Irán Andira Guzmán-Méndez, Stephen D. Johnston, Marilyn B. Renfree, and Tony Gamble

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Identification of a Cis-Sex Chromosome Transition in Banded Geckos (Coleonyx, Eublepharidae, Gekkota), Shannon E. Keating, Eli Greenbaum, Jerry D. Johnson, and Tony Gamble

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Tree Species Diversity Increases with Conspecific Negative Density Dependence Across an Elevation Gradient, Joseph A. LaManna, F. Andrew Jones, Davod M. Bell, Robert J. Pabst, and David C. Shaw

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Impacts of Herbivory on Photosynthesis of Four Common Wisconsin Plant Species, Nathan P. LeMoine and Michelle L. Budny

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Seasonal Soil Moisture Variability, Not Drought, Drives Differences in Photosynthetic Physiology of Two C4 Grass Species, Nathan P. LeMoine and Michelle L. Budny

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Similarities in Virulence and Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Gene Profiles among Cefotaxime-Resistant Escherichia coli Wastewater and Clinical Isolates, Elizabeth Liedhegner, Brandon Bojar, Rachelle E. Beattie, Caitlin Cahak, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Troy Skwor

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Lianas Decelerate Tropical Forest Thinning During Succession, Jose A. Medina-Vega, Geertje M. F. van der Heijden, and Stefan A. Schnitzer

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Vegetative Phenologies of Lianas and Trees in Two Neotropical Forests with Contrasting Rainfall Regimes, Jose A. Medina-Vega, S. Joseph Wright, Frans Bongers, Stefan A. Schnitzer, and Frank J. Sterck

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Chromosome-Level Genome Assembly Reveals Dynamic Sex Chromosomes in Neotropical Leaf-Litter Geckos (Sphaerodactylidae: Sphaerodactylus), Brendan J. Pinto, Shannon E. Keating, Stuart V. Nielsen, Daniel P. Scantlebury, Juan D. Daza, and Tony Gamble

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Spatial Sequestration of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Sarah Rolli and Emily M. Sontag

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Evolved Resistance to a Novel Cationic Peptide Antibiotic Requires High Mutation Supply, Alfonso Santos-Lopez, Melissa J. Fritz, Jeffrey B. Lombardo, Ansen H.P. Burr, Victoria A. Heinrich, Christopher Marshall, and Vaughn S. Cooper

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Making (Remote) Sense of Lianas, Geertje M. F. van der Heijden, Ashley D. C. Proctor, Kim Calders, Chris J. Chandler, Richard Field, Giles M. Foody, Sruthi M. Krishna Moorthy, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Catherine E. Waite, and Doreed S. Boyd

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Genome-Wide Identification of the A20/AN1 Zinc Finger Proteon Family Genes in Ipomoea batatas and Its Two Relatives and Function Analysis of IbSAP16 in Salinity Tolerance, Hao Xie, Qiangqiang Yang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Michael Schläppi, Hui Yan, Meng Kou, Wei Tang, Xin Wang, Yungang Zhang, Qiang Li, Shaojun Dai, and Yaju Liu

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Diversity of Reptile Sex Chromosome Evolution Revealed by Cytogenetic and Linked-Read Sequencing, Ze-Xian Zhu, Kazumi Matsubara, Foyez Shams, Jason Dobry, Erik Wapstra, Tony Gamble, Stephen D. Sarre, Arthur Georges, Jennifer A. Marshall Graves, Qi Zhou, and Tariq Ezaz

Submissions from 2021

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A Graphical Null Model for Scaling Biodiversity–Ecosystem Functioning Relationships, Kathryn E. Barry, Gabriella A. Pinter, Joseph W. Strini, Karrisa Yang, Istvan G. Lauko, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Adam T. Clark, Jane Cowles, Akira S. Mori, Laura Williams, Peter B. Reich, and Alexandra J. Wright

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Early Olfactory, but not Gustatory Processing, is Affected by the Selection of Heritable Cognitive Phenotypes in Honey Bee, Meghan M. Bennett, Chelsea N. Cook, Brian H. Smith, and Hong Lei

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Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of Escherichia coli Isolates from the Clinic through the Wastewater Pathway, Brandon Bojar, Jennifer Sheridan, Rachelle E. Beattie, Caitlin Cahak, Elizabeth Liedhegner, L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Troy Skwor

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The Philosophy of Outliers: Reintegrating Rare Events Into Biological Science, Chelsea N. Cook, Angela R. Freeman, James C. Liao, and Lisa A. Mangiamele

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Effects of Low-Level Artificial Light at Night on Kentucky Bluegrass and an Introduced Herbivore, Morgan Crump, Cassandra Brown, Robert J. Griffin-Nolan, Lisa Angenoli, Nathan P. LeMoine, and Brett M. Seymoure

A Comparison of the Foraging Biology of Two Tropical Gecko Species in Disturbed Areas, Charles Cummings, Tony Gamble, and Michael Wells

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Slow-Onset, Potent Inhibition of Mandelate Racemase by 2-Formylphenylboronic Acid. An Unexpected Adduct Clasps the Catalytic Machinery, Colin D. Douglas, Lia Grandinetti, Nicole M. Easton, Oliver P. Kuehm, Joshua A. Hayden, Meghan C. Hamilton, Martin St. Maurice, and Stephen L. Bearne

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Lianas Do Not Reudce Tree Biomass Accumulation in Young Successional Tripical Dry Forests, Sergio Estrada Villegas, Jefferson S. Hall, Michiel van Breugel, and Stefan A. Schnitzer

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The Timing of Intermittent Hypoxia Differentially Affects Macronutrient Intake and Energy Substrate Utilization in Mice, Sarah N. Framnes-DeBoer, Aaron A. Jones, Michelle Y. Kang, Kat Propsom, Lauren R. Nelson, and Deanna M. Arble

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Photoperiod Manipulation Reveals a Light-Driven Component to Daily Patterns of Ventilation in Male C57Bl/6J Mice, Aaron A. Jones, Lauren R. Nelson, Gabriella M. Marino, Nakia A. Chappelle, Deborah A.M. Joye, and Deanna M. Arble

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Sex Chromosome Turnover in Bent-Toed Geckos (Cyrtodactylus), Shannon E. Keating, Madison Blumer, L. Lee Grismer, Aung Lin, Stuart V. Nielsen, Myint Kyaw Thura, Perry L. Wood Jr., Evan S.H. Quah, and Tony Gamble

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Sex Chromosome Evolution Among Amniotes: Is the Origin of Sex Chromosomes Non-Random?, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Tony Gamble, and Michail Rovatsos

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Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Plant–Pollinator Community Assembly Across Wildfire Gradients, Joseph A. LaManna, Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, and Jonathan A. Myers

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Phenology Dictates the Impact of Climate Change on Geographic Distributions of Six co-Occurring North American Grasshoppers, Nathan P. LeMoine

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Unifying Ecosystem Responses to Disturbance into a Single Statistical Framework, Nathan P. LeMoine

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Comparative Riverscape Genomics of the Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) in Glaciated and Unglaciated Environments, Jon M. Luiken, Tony Gamble, and Peter B. Berendzen

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Sperm Fate is Promoted by the mir-44 microRNA Family in the Caenorhabditis elegans Hermaphrodite Germline, Katherine Ann Maniates, Benjamin S. Olson, and Allison L. Abbott

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Lianas Have More Acquisitive Traits than Trees in a Dry but not in a Wet Forest, Jose A. Medina-Vega, Frans Bongers, Lourens Poorter, Stefan A. Schnitzer, and Frank J. Sterck

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Lianas Explore the Forest Canopy More Effectively than Trees Under Drier Conditions, Jose A. Medina-Vega, Frans Bongers, Stefan A. Schnitzer, and Frank J. Sterck

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Unraveling the Relative Role of Light and Water Competition Between Lianas and Trees in Tropical Forests: A Vegetation Model Analysis, Félicien Meunier, Hans Verbeeck, Betsy Cowdery, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Chris M. Smith-Martin, Jennifer S. Powers, Xiangtao Xu, Martijn Slot, Hannes P.T. De Deurwaerder, Matteo Detto, Damien Bonal, Marcos Longo, Louis S. Santiago, and Michael Dietze

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Draft Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus succinus Strain GN1, Isolated from a Basement Floor in Milwaukee, WI, Grant P. Nickolson, Nasim Maghboli Balasjin, and Christopher Marshall

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Examination of the Catalytic Role of the Axial Cystine Ligand in the Co-Type Nitrile Hydratase from Pseudonocardia thermophila JCM 3095, Irene Anyango Ogutu, Martin St. Maurice, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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Low Temperature Antioxidant Activity QTL Associate with Genomic Regions Involved in Physiological Cold Stress Tolerance Responses in Rice (Oryza sativa L.), Huy Phan and Michael Schläppi

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A Chromosome-Level Genome Assembly of the Parasitoid Wasp, Cotesia glomerata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Brendan J. Pinto, Jerome J. Weis, Tony Gamble, Paul J. Ode, Ryan Paul, and Jennifer M. Zaspel

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Do Male and Female Heterogamety Really Differ in Expression Regulation? Lack of Global Dosage Balance in Pygopodid Geckos, Michail Rovatsos, Tony Gamble, Stuart V. Nielsen, Arthur Georges, Tariq Ezaz, and Lukáš Kratochvíl

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Local Canopy Disturbance as an Explanation for Long-term Increases in Liana Abundance, Stefan A. Schnitzer, David M. DeFilippis, Marco Visser, Sergio Estrada-Villegas, Rigoberto Rivera-Camaña, Boris Bernal, Salomé Peréz, Abelino Valdéz, Seberino Valdéz, Antonio Aguilar, James W. Dalling, Eben N. Broadbent, Angelica M. Almeyda Zambrano, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Maria Garcia-Leon

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Temperature Stressed Caenorhabditis elegans Males Fail to Mate Successfully and Successful Males Produce Very Few Viable Cross Progeny, Nicholas B. Sepulveda and Lisa N. Petrella

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Heritable Cognitive Phenotypes Influence Appetitive Learning but not Extinction in Honey Bees, Eda Sezen, Emily Dereszkiewicz, Alvin Hozan, Meghan M. Bennett, Cahit Ozturk, Brian H. Smith, and Chelsea N. Cook

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A Brief Review of Vertebrate Sex Evolution with a Pledge for Integrative Research: Towards ‘sexomics’, Matthias Stock, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Heiner Kuhl, Michail Rovatsos, Ben J. Evans, Alexander Suh, Nicole Valenzuela, Frederic Veyrunes, Qi Zhou, Tony Gamble, Blanche Capel, Manfred Schartl, and Yann Guiguen

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Zeroing in on the Best Early-Course Metrics to Identify At-Risk Students in General Chemistry: An Adaptive Learning Pre-Assessment vs. Traditional Diagnostic Exam, Vijay Vyas, Benedict J. Kemp, and Scott A. Reid

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Microbial Find, Inform, and Test Model for Identifying Spatially Distributed Contamination Sources: Framework Foundation and Demonstration of Ruminant Bacteroides Abundance in River Sediments, Corinne Wiesner-Friedman, Rachelle E. Beattie, Jill R. Stewart, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Marc L. Serre

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Herbivores Alleviate the Negative Effects of Extreme Drought on Plant Community by Enhancing Dominant Species, Chong Xu, Yuguang Ke, Honghui Wu, Melinda D. Smith, Nathan P. LeMoine, Weiguo Zhang, and Qiang Yu

Submissions from 2020

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Temporal Variability in Production is Not Consistently Affected by Global Change Drivers Across Herbaceous-Dominated Ecosystems, Meghan L. Avolio, Kevin R. Wilcox, Kimberly J. Komatsu, Nathan P. LeMoine, William D. Bowman, Scott L. Collins, Alan K. Knapp, Sally E. Koerner, Melinda D. Smith, Sara G. Baer, Katherine Gross, Forest Isbell, Jennie R. McLaren, Peter B. Reich, Katherine Suding, K. Blake Suttle, David Tilman, Zhuwen Xu, and Qiang Yu

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Freshwater Sediment Microbial Communities Are Not Resilient to Disturbance from Agricultural Land Runoff, Rachelle E. Beattie, Aditya Bandla, Sanjay Swarup, and Krassimira R. Hristova

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Survivor Microbial Populations in Post-Chlorinated Wastewater are Strongly Associated with Untreated Hospital Sewage and Include Ceftazidime and Meropenem Resistant Populations, Rachelle E. Beattie, Troy Skwor, and Krassimira R. Hristova

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Local Species Diversity, Β-Diversity and Climate Influence the Regional Stability of Bird Biomass Across North America, Christopher P. Catano, Trevor S. Fristoe, Joseph A. LaManna, and Jonathan A. Myers

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Challenges Facing Young Scientists in Academia and Industry in the United States from the Lens of a Millennial Academic, Joseph R. Clark

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Individual Learning Phenotypes Drive Collective Behavior, Chelsea N. Cook, Natalie J. Lemanski, Thiago Mosqueiro, Cahit Ozturk, Jürgen Gadau, Noa Pinter-Wollman, and Brian H. Smith

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Effects of Low-Level Artificial Light at Night on Kentucky Bluegrass and Introduced Herbivore, Morgan Crump, Cassandra Brown, Robert J. Griffin-Nolan, Lisa Angeloni, Nathan P. LeMoine, and Brett Seymoure

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The Actin Cytoskeletal Network Plays a Role in Yeast Prion Transmission and Contributes to Prion Stability, Jane E. Dorweiler, Mitchell J. Oddo, Douglas R. Lyke, Jacob A. Reilly, Brett T. Wisniewski, Emily E. Davis, Abigail M. Kuborn, Stephen J. Merrill, and Anita L. Manogaran

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Edaphic Factors and Initial Conditions Influence Successional Trajectories of Early Regenerating Tropical Dry Forests, Sergio Estrada Villegas, Mario Bailón, Jefferson S. Hall, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Benjamin L. Turner, Trevor Caughlin, and Michiel van Breugel

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Lianas Reduce Biomass Accumulation in Early Successional Tropical Forests, Sergio Estrada Villegas, Jefferson S. Hall, Michiel van Breugel, and Stefan A. Schnitzer

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Bromocriptine Improves Glucose Tolerance Independent of Circadian Timing, Prolactin, Or the Melanocortin-4 Receptor, Sarah N. Framnes-DeBoer, Ellen Bakke, Suma Yalamanchili, Hannah Peterson, Darleen A. Sandoval, Randy J. Seeley, and Deanna M. Arble

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Distinct Patterns of Pigment Development Underlie Convergent Hyperpigmentation Between Nocturnal and Diurnal Geckos (Squamata: Gekkota), Aaron H. Griffing, Tony Gamble, and Aaron M. Bauer

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BK Potassium Currents Contribute Differently to Action Potential Waveform and Firing Rate as Rat Hippocampal Neurons Mature in The First Postnatal Week, Michael Hunsberger and Michelle Mynlieff

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Optimizing Phylogenomics with Rapidly Evolving Long Exons: Comparison with Anchored Hybrid Enrichment and Ultraconserved Elements, Benjamin R. Karin, Tony Gamble, and Todd R. Jackman

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Conserved ZZ/ZW Sex Chromosomes in Caribbean Croaking Geckos (Aristelliger: Sphaerodactylidae), Shannon E. Keating, Aaron H. Griffing, Stuart V. Nielsen, Daniel P. Scantlebury, and Tony Gamble

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The Development of Cephalic Armor in The Tokay Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Gekko gecko), Rebecca J. Laver, Cristian H. Morales, Matthew P. Heinicke, Tony Gamble, Kristin Longoria, Aaron M. Bauer, and Juan D. Daza