This is a select list of works produced by the faculty of the USF Department of Integrative Biology. Materials are included when two conditions are satisfied: 1) the creator approves inclusion and 2) the publisher allows the material to be placed in the repository. Please direct questions or requests to expand the list of materials to Jason Boczar.

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Submissions from 2012

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Epigenetic Variation May Compensate for Decreased Genetic Variation with Introductions: A Case Study Using House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) on Two Continents, Aaron W. Schrey, Courtney A. C. Coon, Michael T. Grispo, Mohammed Awad, Titus Imboma, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, Christina L. Richards, and Lynn B. Martin

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Within-genotype Epigenetic Variation Enables Broad Niche Width in a Flower Living Yeast, Aaron W. Schrey and Christina L. Richards

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The Role of Epigenetics in Evolution: The Extended Synthesis, Aaron W. Schrey, Christina L. Richards, Victoria Meller, Vincent Sollars, and Douglas M. Ruden

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Utilizing a Multifaceted Approach to Assess the Current Distribution and Conservation Status of an Uncommon Species: The Golden Mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli) in Florida, Sarah A. Smiley, Earl D. McCoy, Aaron W. Schrey, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Demographic Heterogeneity Impacts Density-Dependent Population Dynamics, Joseph Stover, Bruce E. Kendall, and Gordon A. Fox

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Chronic Autophagy Is a Cellular Adaptation to Tumor Acidic pH Microenvironments, Jonathan W. Wojtkowiak, Jennifer M. Rothberg, Virendra Kumar, Karla J. Schramm, Edward M. Haller, Joshua B. Proemsey, Mark C. Lloyd, Bonnie F. Sloane, and Robert J. Gillies

Submissions from 2011

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Impact of worker longevity and other endogenous factors on colony size in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta., Erika Asano and Deby L. Cassill

Sex ratio theory is a contradiction, not an extension, of kin selection., Deby L. Cassill

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A 4D natural selection model illuminates the enigma of altruism in the Shedao pit viper., Deby L. Cassill, Benjamin E. Hardisty, and Alison Watkins

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Environmentally Cued Hatching in Reptiles, J. Sean Doody

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Evidence for Environmentally-cued Hatching in Reptiles, J. Sean Doody

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Aggregated Drinking Behavior of Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) in Arid Southwestern Madagascar, J. Sean Doody, Christina M. Castellano, Riana Rakotondrainy, William M. Ronto, Tantelinirina M. Rakotondriamanga, and Julio J. Duchene

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A Theory of Ecological Gradients: A Framework for Aligning Data and Models, Gordon A. Fox, Samuel M. Scheiner, and Michael R. Willig

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Biological Control of Animals, J. H. Frank, R. G. Van Drietsch, M. S. Hoddle, and Earl D. McCoy

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Aminoglycoside resistance rates, phenotypes, and mechanisms of gram-negative bacteria from infected patients in upper Egypt, Gamal F. Gad, Heba A. Mohamed, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Blood-Brain Barrier Impairment in an Animal Model of MPS III B, Svitlana N. Garbuzova-Davis, Michael Louis, Edward M. Haller, Hiranya M. Derasari, Ashley E. Rawls, and Paul R. Sanberg

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Emergent Insights from the Synthesis of Conceptual Frameworks for Biological Invasions, J. Gurevitch, G. A. Fox, G. Wardle, Inderjit, and D. Taub

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The Statistical Mechanics of Community Assembly and Species Distribution, Colleen K. Kelly, Stephen J. Blundell, Michael G. Bowler, G. A. Fox, Paul A. Harvey, Mark R. Lomas, and F. Ian Woodward

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Demographic Heterogeneity, Cohort Selection, and Population Growth, Bruce E. Kendall, Gordon A. Fox, Masami Fujwara, and Theresa M. Nogeire

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Initial Observations of Cell-Mediated Drug Delivery to the Deep Lung, Arun Kumar, Mark Glam, Nagwa El-Badri, Shyam Mohapatra, Edward M. Haller, Park Seungjoo, Leslie Patrick, Leigh Nattkemper, Vo Dawn, and Don F. Cameron

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Labile Carbon and Other Soil Quality Indicators in Two Tillage Systems during Transition to Organic Agriculture, David B. Lewis, Jason P. Kaye, Randa Jabbour, and Mary E. Barbercheck

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Integrator Networks: Illuminating the Black Box Linking Genotype and Phenotype, Lynn B. Martin, Andrea L. Liebl, Justin H. Trotter, Christina L. Richards, Krista McCoy, and Michael W. McCoy

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Effects of Rainfall and the Potential Influence of Climate Change on Two Congeneric Tortoise Species, Earl D. McCoy, Robin D. Moore, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Susan C. Popa

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Demasculinization and Feminization of Male Gonads by Atrazine: Consistent Effects Across Vertebrate Classes, Krista A. McCoy

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Ecological and Genetic Studies of the Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) in Central and South Florida/Research to Benefit the Conservation of the Florida Sand Skink, Henry R. Mushinsky, Earl D. McCoy, Alessandro Catenazzi, Eric Britt, Aaron W. Schrey, and Steve Godley

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The Hairy Problem of Epigenetics In Evolution, Christina L. Richards and Jonathan F. Wendel

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University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Research Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, article 3 : Modeling a Molecular Dynamic Simulation of the STAT3 Monomer, Jessica Ruekberg, Demetrios Kiriopoulos, Kevin Moore, Deby L. Cassill, and Leon Hardy

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The Underpinnings of the Relationship of Species Richness with Space and Time, Samuel M. Scheiner, Alessandro Chiarucci, G. A. Fox, Mathew R. Helmus, Daniel J. McGlinn, and Michael R. Willig

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Fire Alters Patterns of Genetic Diversity Among 3 Lizard Species in Florida Scrub Habitat, Aaron W. Schrey, Kyle G. Ashton, Stacy Heath, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Fire Increases Variance in Genetic Characteristics of Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi,) Local Populations, Aaron W. Schrey, Alicia M. Fox, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Broad-scale Latitudinal Patterns of Genetic Diversity Among Native European and Introduced House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Populations, Aaron W. Schrey, M. Grispo, M. Awad, M. B. Cook, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, T. Albayrak, S. Bensch, T. Burke, L. K. Butler, R. Dor, H. B. Fokidis, H. Jensen, T. Imboma, M. M. Kessler-Rios, A. Marzal, I. R.K. Stewart, H. Westerdahl, D. F. Westneat, P. Zehtindjiev, and L. B. Martin

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Measuring Isotope Fractionation by Autotrophic Microorganisms and Enzymes, Kathleen M. Scott, Gordon A. Fox, and Peter R. Girguis

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Inferring Microhabitat Preferences of Lilium Catesbaei (Liliaceae), Kristen Penney Sommers, Michael Elswick, Gabriel I. Herrick, and Gordon A. Fox

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Revised Recovery Plan for the Mojave Population of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii), US Fish and Wildlife Service, C R. Tracy, W Boarman, D Delehanty, J Heato, Earl D. McCoy, K Nussear, B Hagerty, P Medica, D Morafka, and R Averill-Murray

Submissions from 2010

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Skew selection theory applied to the wealth and welfare of nations., Susan F. Allen and Deby L. Cassill

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Ballistic Tongue Projection in Chameleons Maintains High Performance at Low Temperature, Christopher V. Anderson and Stephen M. Deban

Community-acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus: Characterization, risk factors, and treatment, Hossam M. Ashour

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Experimental Alteration of DNA Methylation Affects the Phenotypic Plasticity of Ecologically Relevant Traits in Arabidopsis Thaliana, O. Bossdorf, D. Arcurri, Christina L. Richards, and M. Pigliucci

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The evolution of cooperative hierarchies through natural selection processes., Deby L. Cassill and Alison Watkins

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Embryonic mortality as a cost of communal nesting in the delicate skink, E. Cheetham, J. Sean Doody, B. Stewart, and P. Harlow

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Anthropogenic influences on the spatial ecology of a semi-arid python, B. Corey and J. Sean Doody

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Conceptual Model for Thermal Limits on the Distribution of Reptiles, J. Sean Doody and Jennifer A. Moore

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Long-Term Effects of Fire and Fire-Return Interval on Population Structure and Growth of Iong Leaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill), Chelcy R. Ford, Emily S. Minor, and Gordon A. Fox

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Extending eusociality to include vertebrate family units., Benjamin E. Hardisty and Deby L. Cassill

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Memes and the ecological niche., Benjamin E. Hardisty and Deby L. Cassill

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Cephalopod species richness in the wider Caribbean region., Heather L. Judkins, Michael Vecchione, Jose Torres, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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How Should the Risk Associated with the Introduction of Biological Control Agents Be Estimated?, Earl D. McCoy and J Howard Frank

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Is the Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) a Dietary Specialist?, Earl D. McCoy, Nicolett Ihász, Eric J. Britt, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Skeletochronology of the Threatened Florida Sand Skink, Plestiodon (Neoseps) reynoldsi, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, W J. Shockley, and Marvin R. Alvarez

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Long Generation Time Delays the Genetic Response to Habitat Fragmentation in the Threatened Florida Sand Skink, Earl D. McCoy, Jonathan Q. Richmond, Henry R. Mushinsky, Eric J. Britt, and J Steve Godley

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Measuring Wetland Health: Monitoring Anuran Calling Activity at Urban and Non-urban Cypress Domes, Henry R. Mushinsky, Earl D. McCoy, A C. Deyle, and Jacqueline C. Guzy

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Plant Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing Climate, A. B. Nicotra, O. K. Atkin, S. P. Bonser, A. M. Davidson, E J. Finnegan, U Mathesius, P Poot, M D. Purugganan, Christina L. Richards, F. Valladares, and M Van Kleunan

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A Review of “Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans”, John C. Ogden

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): A First Step to Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) in the Wider Caribbean, John C. Ogden

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What Role Does Heritable Epigenetic Variation Play in Phenotypic Evolution?, Christina L. Richards, Oliver Bossdorf, and Massimo Pigliucci

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Understanding Natural Epigenetic Variation, Christina L. Richards, Oliver Bossdorf, and Koen J.F. Verhoeven

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Evaluating Adaptive Processes for Conservation and Management of Estuarine and Coastal Resources, Christina L. Richards, John P. Wares, and Joshua A. Mackie

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Plasticity, Not Adaptation to Salt Level, Explains Variation Along a Salinity Gradient in a Salt Marsh Perennial, Christina L. Richards, Susan N. White, Mar A. McGuire, Steven J. Franks, Lisa A. Donovan, and Rodney Maurico

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Transgressive Aggression in Sceloporus Hybrids Confers Fitness Through Advantages in Male Agonistic Encounters, Travis R. Robbins, Jonathan N. Pruitt, Lorelei E. Straub, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Linking Global Climate and Temperature Variability to Widespread Amphibian Declines Putatively Caused by Disease, Jason R. Rohr and Thomas R. Raffel

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Buccal Pumping Mechanics of Xenopus laevis Tadpoles: Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors, William G. Ryerson and Stephen M. Deban

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Invasive species control: understanding conflicts between researchers and the general community, Richard Shine and J. Sean Doody

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Arsenic Trioxide Induces a Beclin-1-Independent Autophagic Pathway Via Modulation of SnoN/SkiL Expression in Ovarian Carcinoma Cells, Dawn M. Smith, Shetal Patel, Fadi Raffoul, Edward M. Haller, Gordon B. Mills, and Meera Nanjundan

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Modulation of Hyaluronan Production by CD44 Positive Glioma Cells, Marzenna Wiranowska, Sharron Ladd, Lynn C. Moscinski, Bobbye Hill, Edward M. Haller, Katalin Mikecz, and Anna Plaas

Submissions from 2009

Control of emerging infectious agents causing nosocomial and community-acquired cross infections in immunocompromised hosts, Hossam M. Ashour

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Species distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative aerobic bacteria in hospitalized cancer patients, Hossam M. Ashour and Amany El-Sharif

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Complex Rearrangements Lead to Novel Chimeric Gene Fusion Polymorphisms at the Arabidopsis MAF2-5 Flowering Time Gene Cluster, Ana L. Caicedo, Christina L. Richards, Ian M. Ehrenreich, and Michael D. Purugganan

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The Importance of Data Discovery and Management in Advancing Ecosystem-Based Management, Christina Carollo, Dave J. Reed, John C. Ogden, and David Palandro

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Polyphasic wake/sleep episodes in the fire ant, Solenopsis Invicta., Deby L. Cassill, Skye Brown, Devon Swick, and George Yanev

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Survival of the Misfits : Why Most Sperm are Duds & Other Interesting Tales of Evolution, Deby L. Cassill and Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

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Ambidextrous Mandibles in the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta., Deby L. Cassill and Devon Singh

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Activity of Trunk Muscles During Aquatic and Terrestrial Locomotion in Ambystoma maculatum, Stephen M. Deban and Nadja Schilling

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Communal Egg-laying in Reptiles and Amphibians: Evolutionary Patterns and Hypotheses, J. Sean Doody

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Superficial lizards in cold climates: Nest site choice along an elevational gradient, J. Sean Doody

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Population-level declines in Australian predators caused by an invasive species, J. Sean Doody, Brian Green, David Rhind, Christina M. Castellano, and R. Sims

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Nesting Behavior of the Pig-Nosed Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, in Australia, J. Sean Doody, Matthew Pauza, Bret Stewart, and Chris Camacho

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Telemetry tagging methods for some freshwater reptiles, J. Sean Doody, John Roe, Phillip Mayes, and Lesley Ishiyama

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Masticophis Flagellum Selects Florida Scrub Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales, Brian J. Halstead, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Are Morphological Specializations of the Hyolingual System in Chameleons and Salamanders Tuned to Demands on Performance?, Anthony Herrel, Stephen M. Deban, Vicky Schaerlaeken, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, and D. Adriaens

Understanding Disease in Desert Tortoise Populations: A Brief Summary of Knowledge and Recommendations Pertinent to Conservation, P Hudson, K S. Berry, C R. Tracy, Earl D. McCoy, K Ralls, M Reed, and R Steidl

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Cephalopods of the broad Caribbean: Distribution, abundance and ecological importance., Heather L. Judkins

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First records of Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (Lu, 1977) (Cephalopoda: Oegopsidae: Chiroteuthidae), from the North Atlantic Ocean, Straits of Florida., Heather L. Judkins, Debi Ingrao, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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Cephalopods (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico., Heather L. Judkins, Michael Vecchione, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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Biogeochemical Function and Heterogeneity in Arid-Region Riparian Zones, David B. Lewis, Tamara K. Harms, John D. Schade, and N B. Grimm

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People and Coral Reefs, John C. Ogden

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Reviewed Work: A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End by J. E. N. Veron, John C. Ogden

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Perspectives on Ecological and Evolutionary Systems Biology, Christina L. Richards, Yoshie Hanzawa, Manpreet Katari, Ian M. Ehrenreich, Kathleen E. Englemann, and Michael D. Purugganan

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Serodiagnosis of brucellosis in cattle and humans in Egypt, Mohamed H. Samaha, Tarek R. Mohamed, Ramadan M. Khoudair, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Dichotomies in perceived predation risk of drinking wallabies in response to predatory crocodiles, David Steer and J. Sean Doody

Submissions from 2008

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Antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities of volatile oils and extracts from stems, leaves, and flowers of Eucalyptus sideroxylon and Eucalyptus torquata, Hossam M. Ashour

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Epigenetics for Ecologists, O. Bossdorf, Christina L. Richards, and Massimo Pigliucci

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Locomotor Function of Forelimb Protractor and Retractor Muscles of Dogs: Evidence of Strut-like Behavior at the Shoulder, David R. Carrier, Stephen M. Deban, and Timna Fischbein

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Young fire ant workers feign death and survive aggressive beighbors., Deby L. Cassill, Kim Vo, and Brandie Becker

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Plestiodon Reynoldsi Albinism, Alessandro Catenazzi, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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A Call to Action for Coral Reefs, Richard E. Dodge, Charles Birkeland, Marea Hatziolos, Joan Kleypas, Stephen R. Palumbi, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Rob van Woesik, John C. Ogden, Richard B. Aronson, Billy D. Causey, and Francis Staub

Wildlife Habitat and Wildlife Utilization of Phosphate-Mined Lands, D Durbin, S Gonzalez, K Robbins, N Halstead, H R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Tidal Influence on a Fringing Mangrove Intertidal Fish Community as Observed By in Situ Video Recording: Implications for Studies of Tidally Migrating Nekton, William L. Ellis and Susan S. Bell

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Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and infection in intravenous and inhalational opiate drug abusers, Amany El-Sharif and Hossam M. Ashour

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Ecology of testate amoebae (thecamoebians) in subtropical Florida lakes., Jaime Escobar, Thomas J. Whitmore, William F. Kenney, and Jason H. Curtis

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Discrete Analysis (Matrix Models), Gordon A. Fox