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Submissions from 2015

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Similarities and Differences of X and Y Chromosome Homologous Genes, SRY and SOX3, in Regulating the Renin-Angiotensin System Promoters, Fabriano C. Araujo, Amy Milsted, Ingrid K. M. Watanabe, Helen L. Del Puerto, Robson A. S. Santos, Jozef Lazar, Fernando M. Reis, and Jeremy W. Prokop

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Mechanical Properties of the Chitin-Calcium-Phosphate "Clam Shrimp" Carapace (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata): Implications for Taphonomy and Fossilization, Timothy I. Astrop, Vasav Sahni, Todd A. Blackledge, and Alyssa Y. Stark

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Modular Color Evolution Facilitated by a Complex Nanostructure in Birds, Chad M. Eliason, Rafael Maia, and Matthew D. Shawkey

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Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on the Distribution of Wetland Habitat in the Midwestern United States, Heath W. Garris, Randall J. Mitchell, Lauchlan H. Fraser, and Linda R. barrett

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Does Body Size Predict Foraging Effort? Patterns of Material Investment in Spider Orb Webs, M. Gregoric, M. Kuntner, and T. A. Blackledge

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The Value of Artificial Stimuli in Behavioral Research: Making the Case for Egg Rejection Studies in Avian Brood Parasitism, Mark E. Hauber, Lainga Tong, Miklos Ban, Rebecca Croston, Tomas Grim, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Matthew D. Shawkey, Andrew B. Barron, and Csaba Moskat

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The Effect of Dissolved Polyunsaturated Aldehydes on Microzooplankton Growth Rates in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Waters, Peter J. Lavrentyev, Gayantonia Franze, James J. Pierson, and Diane K. Stoecker

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Differential Expression of Protocadherin-19, Protocadherin-17, and Cadherin-6 in Adult Zebrafish Brain, Qin Liu, Sunil Bhattarai, Nan Wang, and Alicja Sochacka-Marlowe

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Codelivery of DNA and siRNA via Arginine-Rich PEI-Based Polyplexes, Shan Lu, Viola B. Morris, and Vinod Labhasetwar

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Modeling the Environmental Growth of Pseudogymnoascus Destructans and its Impact on the White-nose Syndrome Epidemic, Hannah T. Reynolds, Tom Ingersoll, and Hazel A. Barton

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Ontogeny of an Iridescent Nanostructure Composed of Hollow Melanosomes, Matthew D. Shawkey, Liliana D'Alba, Ming Xiao, Matthew Schutte, and Richard Buchholz

Submissions from 2014

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Microbial Diversity in a Venezuelan Orthoquartzite Cave Is Dominated by the Chloroflexi (Class Ktedonobacterales) and Thaumarchaeota Group I.1c, Hazel Barton, Juan G. Giarrizzo, Paula Suarez, Charles E. Robertson, Mark J. Broering, Eric D. Banks, Parag A. Vaishampayan, and Kasthisuri Venkateswaran

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Prey Capture Adhesives Produced by Orb-Weaving Spiders, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, Vasav Sahni, and B D. Opell

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the Expression Phenotype of SNPs Linked to the Risk for Prostate Cancer, Xin Chen, Zhenyu Jia, Michael McClelland, Farah Rahmatpanah, and Dan Mercola

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Melanin-Based Color of Plumage: Role of Condition and of Feathers’ Microstructure, Liliana B. D'Alba, Matthew D. Shawkey, Caroline Van Hemert, Karen A. Spencer, Britt J. Heidinger, Lisa Gill, Neil P. Evans, Pat Monaghan, and Colleen M. Handel

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Caffeine Protects Cerebral Artery Function in the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure Model of Preeclampsia, Spencer Dennis, Brittany A. Balser, Robert Powers, Jacqueline Novak, and Rolando Ramirez

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Melanocortin/melanocortin receptors, Robert M. Dores, Richard L. Londraville, Jeremy Prokop, Perry Davis, Nathan Dewey, and Natalie Lesinski

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Sexual Plumage Dichromatism in a Size Monomorphic Seabird, Branislav Igic

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A Nanostructural Basis for Gloss of Avian Eggshells, Branislav Igic, Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens, Ming Xiao, Andrew Chan, Daniel Hanley, Patricia R.L. Brennan, Tomas Grim, Geoffrey I.N. Waterhouse, Mark E. Hauber, and Matthew D. Shawkey

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Age-Related Changes Heart Function in the Female SHR, a Model of Postmenopausal Cardiovascular Physiology, Joseph McCarthy, Rolando Ramirez, and Jacqueline Novak

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Gecko Adhesion as a Model System for Integrative Biology, Interdisciplinary Science, and Bioinspired Engineering, Peter H. Niewiarowski, K. Autumn, and J. Puthoff

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Reduction of Water Surface Tension Significantly Impacts Gecko Adhesion Underwater, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Ali Dhinojwala, Alyssa Y. Stark, and Brandon McClung

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Surface Chemistry and Self-drying in the Gecko Adhesive System. Integrative and Comparative Biology, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Alyssa Y. Stark, N Wucinich, I Badge, Ali Dhinojwala, and E L. Paoloni

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Expression of Collagen Type 1a1 and 3a1 Isoforms in Aortic Adventitial Fibroblast Cultured from Ovariectomized and Intact Long Evans Rats, Veronica Ringel, Denise Boyd, Jacqueline Novak, Rolando Ramirez, and Adam C. Underwood

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Nesting Habitat Creation Enhances Recruitment in a Predator-Free Environment: Malaclemys Nesting at the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project, Willem M. Roosenburg, Dana M. Spontak, Sean P. Sullivan, Eva L. Matthews, Melanie L. Heckman, Ryan J. Trimbath, Robert P. Dunn, Emily A. Dustman, Lisa Smith, and Leah J. Graham

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Carotenoid-Dependent Signals and the Evolution of Plasma Carotenoid Levels in Birds, Mirre J.P. Simons, Rafael Maia, Bas Leenknegt, and Simon Verhulst

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Self-Drying: A Gecko's Innate Ability to Remove Water from Wet Toe Pads, Alyssa Y. Stark, Eva L. Paoloni, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Ali Dhinojwala, and N Wucinich

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A Spinning Puzzle of the Release of a Giant Multinucleate Multiflagellate Zoospore, Javier Urzay, Donald W. Ott, and Manu Prakash

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A Field Test of a Model for the Stability of Androdioecy in the Freshwater Shrimp, Eulimnadia Texana, Stephen C. Weeks, C Benvenuto, S K. Reed, Robert Joel Duff, Zhong Hui Duan, and P David

Submissions from 2013

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Effect of Topology on the Adhesive Forces between Electrospun Polymer Fibers Using a T-Peel Test, Florencia Montini Ballarin, Todd Blackledge, Nicole L. Capitos Davis, Partrica M. Frontini, Gustavo A. Abraham, and Shing-Chung Wong

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Spider Silk: Molecular Structure and Function in Webs, Todd Blackledge

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Mechanical Performance of Spider Orb Webs Is Tuned for High-Speed Prey, Todd Blackledge, Andrew T. Sensenig, S P. Kelly, and K A. Lorentz

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The Gallbladder of the Electric Ray Torpedo Marmorata Risso Deplays Excrescent Cholecystocytes with Merocrine and Apocrine-Like Secretions, Donald Ott, J Gilloteaux, and Carla K. Oldham-Ott

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Evidence of Selfing Hermaphroditism in the Clam Shrimp Cyzicus Gynecia (Branchiopoda Spinicaudata), Donald Ott, Stephen Weeks, Justin S. Brantner, and R Joel Duff

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Androdioecy and Hermaphroditism in Five Species of Clam Shrimp (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) from India and Thailand, Donald Ott, Stephen Weeks, Robert Joel Duff, and Justin S. Brantner

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Analysis of Sry Duplications On the Rattus Norvegicus Y-Chromosome, Jeremy W. Prokop, Adam C. Underwood, Monte E. Turner, Nic Miller, Dawn Pietzrak, Sarah Scott, Chris Smith, and Amy Milsted

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Surface Wettability Plays a Significant Role in Gecko Adhesion Underwater, Alyssa Y. Stark, Ila Badge, N Wucinich, T Sullivan, Peter H. Niewiarowski, and Ali Dhinojwala

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The Effect of Water on the Gecko Adhesive System, Alyssa Y. Stark, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Ali Dhinojwala, and I Badge

Submissions from 2012

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Spider Silk: A Brief Review and Prospectus on Research Linking Biomechanics and Ecology in Draglines and Orb Webs, Todd Blackledge

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Environmentally Induced Post-Spin Property Changes in Spider Silks: Influences of Web Type, Spidroin Composition and Ecology, Todd Blackledge, Sean J. Blamires, Chun-lin Wu, and I-Min Tso

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Post-Secretion Processing Influences Spider Silk Performance, Todd Blackledge, Sean J. Blamires, Chun-lin Wu, and I-Min Tso

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Cobweb-Weaving Spiders Produce Different Attachment Discs for Locomotion and Prey Capture, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, Vasav Sahni, and Jared Harris

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The Phylogenetic Placement of Psechridae within Entelegynae and the Convergent Origin of Orb-like Webs, Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Gregoric, Matjaz Kuntner, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Biomaterial Evolution Parallels Behavioral Innovation in the Origin of Orb-lIke Spider Webs, Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Kuntner, Mohammad Marhabaie, and Thomas C. Leeper

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Sequential Origin in the High Performance Properties of Orb Spider Dragline Silk, Todd Blackledge, Jose Perez Rigueiro, Gustavo R. Plaza, and Belen Perea

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Spider Orb Webs Rely on Radial Threads to Absorb Prey Energy, Todd Blackledge, Andrew T. Sensenig, Kimberly A. Lorentz, and Sean P. Kelly

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Direct Evidence of Phospholipids in Gecko Footprints and Spatula– Substrate Contact Interface Detected Using Surface-Sensitive Spectroscopy, Ping Yuan Hsu, Liehui Ge, Xiaopeng Li, Alyssa Y. Stark, Chrys Wesdemiotis, Peter H. Niewiarowski, and Ali Dhinojwala

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Dynamic Self-Cleaning in Gecko Setae via Digital Hyperextension, Shihao Hu, Stephanie Lopez, Peter H. Niewiarowski, and Zhenhai Xia

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Faster but Not Stickier: Invasive House Geckos Can Out-Sprint Resident Mournful Geckos in Moorea, French Polynesia, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Alyssa Y. Stark, Brandon McClung, and Briana Chambers

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The Effect of Surface Water and Wetting on Gecko Adhesion, Peter H. Niewiarowski, A. Y., and T. Sullivan

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Amino Acid Function and Docking Site Prediction Through Combining Disease Variants, Structure Alignments, Sequence Alignments, and Molecular Dynamics: A Study of the HMG Domain, Jeremy W. Prokop, Thomas C. Leeper, Zhong-Hui Duan, and Amy Milsted

Submissions from 2011

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Histochemical and Ultrastructural Analyses of Adhesive Setae of Lizards Indicate that They Contain Lipids in Addition to Keratins, L. Alibardi, D. Edward, R. Bouhenni, Ali Dhinojwala, and Peter H. Niewiarowski

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Prey Capture in Orb Weaving Spiders: Are We Using the Best Metric?, Todd Blackledge

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Plasticity in Major Ampullate Silk Production in Relation to Spider Phylogeny and Ecology, Todd Blackledge, Cecilia Boutry, and Milan Rezak

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A Review on Spider Silk Adhesion, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, and Vasav Sahni

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Changes in the Adhesive Properties of Spider Aggregate Glue during the Evolution of Cobwebs, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, and Vasav Sahni

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Darwin's Bark Spider: Giant Prey in Giant Orb Webs (Araneidae: Caerostris Darwini), Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Gregoric, Ingi Agnarsson, and Matjaz Kuntner

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Darwin's Bark Spider: Giant Prey in Giant Orb Webs (Caerostris Darwini, Araneae: Araneidae), Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Gregoric, Ingi Agnarsson, and Matjaz Kuntner

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How Did the Spider Cross the River? Behavioral Adaptations for River-Bridging Webs in Caerostris Darwini (Araneae: Araneidae), Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Gregoric, Ingi Agnarsson, and Matjaz Kuntner

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Damping Capacity Is Evolutionarily Conserved in the Radial Silk of Orb-Weaving Spiders, Todd Blackledge, Sean P. Kelly, Andrew Sensenig, and Kimberly A. Lorentz

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The Form and Function of Spider Orb Webs: Evolution from Silk to Ecosystems, Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Kuntner, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Evolution of Stenophagy in Spiders (Araneae): Evidence Based on the Comparative Analysis of Spider Diets, Todd Blackledge, Stano Pekar, and Jonathan A. Coddington

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Adult Spiders Use Tougher Silk: Ontogenetic Changes in Web Architecture and Silk Biomechanics in the Orb-Weaver Spider, Todd Blackledge, Andrew T. Sensenig, and Ingi Agnarsson

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New Curimatid, Cyphocharax laticlavius (Ostariophysi, Characiformes), from Amazonian Ecuador, with a Major Range Extension for C. gouldingi, Todd Blackledge and Richard P. Vari

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The Gallbladder of Uranoscopus Scaber L. (Teleost Perciform Fish) is Lined by Specialized Cholecystocytes, Donald Ott, J Gilloteaux, and Carla K. Oldham-Ott

Submissions from 2010

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Evolution of Supercontraction in Spider Silk: Structure-Function Relationship from Tarantulas to Orb-Weavers, Todd Blackledge and Cecilia Boutry

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Viscoelastic Solids Explain Spider Web Stickiness, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, and Vasav Sahni

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Systematics of the New Asutralasian Orb-Weaving Spider Genus Backobourkia (Aranea: Araneidae: Araneinae), Todd Blackledge, Volker W. Framenau, Nadine Duperre, and Cor J. Vink

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High-Performance Spider Webs: Integrating Biomechanics, Ecology and Behaviour, Todd Blackledge, Aaron MT Harmer, Joshua S. Madin, and Marie E. Herberstein

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Bioprospecting Finds the Toughest Biological Material: Extraordinary Silk from a Giant Riverine Orb Spider, Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Kuntner, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Behavioral and Biomaterial Coevolution in Spider Orb Webs, Todd Blackledge, Andrew T. Sensenig, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Webs in Vitro and in Vivo: Spiders Alter Their Orb Web Spinning Behavior in the Laboratory, Todd Blackledge, Andrew T. Sensenig, Ingi Agnarsson, and Taylor M. Gondek

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Do Electrospun Polymer Fibers Stick?, Todd Blackledge, Qiang Shi, Kai-Tak Wan, and Shing-Chung Wong

Dry Adhesion Based on Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers, Todd Blackledge, Sching Chung Wong, Kai Tak Wan, and J Najem

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Estrogen Receptor-Alpha in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis Regulates Social Affiliation in Male Prairie Voles (Microtus Ochrogaster), Kelly Lei, Bruce S. Cushing, Sergei Musatov, Sonoko Ogawa, and Kristin M. Kramer

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Webs in Vitro and in Vivo: Spiders Alter their Orb-Web Spinning Behavior in the Laboratory, Andrew Sensenig, Ingi Agnarsson, Taylor M. Gondek, and Todd A. Blackledge

Submissions from 2009

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Guided Inquiry Lab Exercises in Development and Oxygen Consumption Using Zebrafish, Brian Bagatto

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Can a Spider Web Be Too Sticky? Tensile Mechanics Constrains the Evolution of Capture Spiral Stickiness in Orb-Weaving Spiders, Todd Blackledge and Ingi Agnarsson

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Biomechanical Variation of Silk Links Spinning Plasticity to Spider Web Function, Todd Blackledge and Cecilia Boutry

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Supercontraction Forces in Spider Dragline Silk Depend on Hydration Rate, Todd Blackledge, Cecilia Boutry, Ingi Agnarsson, and Shing-Chung Wong

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How Super Is Supercontraction? Persistent versus Cyclic Response to Humidity in Spider Dragline Silk, Todd Blackledge, Cecilia Boutry, Shing-Chung Wong, and Avinash Baji

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Fecundity Increase Supports Adaptive Radiation Hypothesis in Spider Web Evolution, Todd Blackledge, Jonathan A. Coddington, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Spider Silk as a Novel High Performance Muscle Driven by Humidity, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, Ingi Agnarsson, and Vasav Sahni

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Shifting Continents, Not Behaviours: Independent Colonization of Solitary and Subsocial Anelosimus Spider Lineages on Madagascar (Araneae, Theridiidae), Todd Blackledge, Matjaz Kuntner, Ingi Agnarsson, and Jonathan A. Coddington

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Reconstructing Web Evolution and Spider Diversification in the Molecular Era, Todd Blackledge, Nikolaj Scharff, Jonathan A. Coddington, and Tamas Szuts

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Effects of Microzooplankton Growth and Trophic Interactions on Herbivory in Coastal and Offshore Environments, Matthew R. First, Harlan L. Miller III, Peter J. Lavrentyev, James L. Pinckney, and Adrian B. Burd

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Avian Incubation Inhibits Growth and Diversification of Bacterial Assemblages On Eggs, Matthew D. Shawkey, Mary K. Firestone, Eoin L. Brodie, and Steven R. Beissinger

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Which Sry Locus Is the Hypertensive Y Chromosome Locus?, Monte E. Turner, Joel Farkas, Jeff Dunmire, Daniel Ely, and Amy Milsted

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Can Males Successfully Invade Hermaphroditic Populations of Clam Shrimp (Eulimnadia Texana)?, Stephen C. Weeks

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Inbreeding Effects On Sperm Production in Clam Shrimp (Eulimnadia Texana), Stephen C. Weeks, Sadie K. Reed, Donald W. Ott, and Franca Scanabissi

Submissions from 2008

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Effects of Population Size and Density On Pollinator Visitation, Pollinator Behavior, and Pollen Tube Abundance in Lupinus Perennis, Christopher E. Bernhardt, Randall J. Mitchell, and Helen J. Michaels

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The Common House Spider Alters the Material and Mechanical Properties of Cobweb Silk in Response to Different Prey, Todd Blackledge and Cecilia Boutry

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Spider Silk Aging: Initial Improvement in a High Performance Material Followed by Slow Degradation, Todd Blackledge, Cecilia Boutry, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Fine Dining or Fortress? Functional Shifts in Spider Web Architecture by the Western Black Widow Latrodectus Hesperus, Todd Blackledge, Jacquelyn M. Zevenbergen, and Nicole K. Schneider

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Estrogen Receptors in the Medial Amygdala Inhibit the Expression of Male Prosocial Behavior, Bruce S. Cushing, Adam Perry, Sergei Musatov, and Sonoko Ogawa

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Grazing and Virus-Induced Mortality of Microbial Populations Before and During the Onset of Annual Hypoxia in Lake Erie, Christopher J. Gobler, Timothy W. Davis, Sarah N. Deonarine, Matthew A. Saxton, Peter J. Lavrentyev, and Frank J. Jochem

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Sticky Gecko Feet: The Role of Temperature and Humidity, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Stephanie Lopez, Liehui Ge, Emily Hagan, and Ali Dhinojwala

Submissions from 2007

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Nodal Signaling is Required for Closure of the Anterior Neural Tube in Zebrafish, Allisan Aquilina-Beck, Kristine Ilagan, Qin Liu, and Jennifer O. Liang

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Wet Webs Work Better: Humidity, Supercontraction and the Performance of Spider Orb Webs, Todd Blackledge and Cecilia Boutry

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Functionally Independent Components of Prey Capture Are Architecturally Constrained in Spider Orb Webs, Todd Blackledge and Chad M. Eliason