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Submissions from 2007

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Spider Capture Silk: Performance Implications of Variation in an Exceptional Biomaterial, Todd Blackledge, Brook O. Swanson, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

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Does the Giant Wood Spider Nephila Pilipes Respond to Prey Variation by Altering Web or Silk Properties?, Todd Blackledge, I-Min Tso, and Shu-Ya Chiang

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Condition-Dependent Spider Web Architecture in the Western Black Widow, Latrodectus Hesperus, Todd Blackledge and Jacquelyn M. Zevenbergen

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The Organizational Effects of Oxytocin on the Central Expression of Estrogen Receptor Alpha and Oxytocin in Adulthood, Kristin M. Kramer, Shigeto Yoshida, Eros Papademetriou, and Bruce S. Cushing

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Genomic and Expression Analysis of Multiple Sry Loci from a Single Rattus Norvegicus Y Chromosome, Monte E. Turner, Carey Martin, Almir S. Martins, Jeffrey Dunmire, Joel Farkas, Daniel L. Ely, and Amy Milsted

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Anatomy of the Recurrent Coastal Sediment Plume in Lake Michigan and its Impacts on Light Climate, Nutrients, and Plankton, Henry Vanderploeg, Thomas Johengen, Peter J. Lavrentyev, Changsheng Chen, G. A. Lang, M. A. Agy, M. H. Bundy, J. F. Cavaletto, B. J. Eadie, J. R. Liebig, G. S. Miller, S. A. Ruberg, and M. J. McCormick

Submissions from 2006

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A Three-Dimensional Functional Assessment of Heart and Vessel Development in the Larva of the Zebrafish (Danio Rerio), Brian Bagatto and Warren Burggren

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Cadherin2 (N-Cadherin) Plays An Essential Role in Zebrafish Cardiovascular Development, Brian Bagatto, Jessie Francl, Bei Liu, and Qin Liu

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Silken Toolkits: Biomechanics of Silk Fibers Spun by the Orb Web Spider Argiope Argentata (Fabricius 1775), Todd Blackledge and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

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Unraveling the Mechanical Properties of Composite Silk Threads Spun by Cribellate Orb-Weaving Spiders, Todd Blackledge and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

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Variation in the Material Properties of Spider Dragline Silk across Species, Todd Blackledge, Brook O. Swanson, Cheryl Y. Hayashi, and J Beltran

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Spider Dragline Silk: Correlated and Mosaic Evolution in High-Performance Biological Materials, Todd Blackledge, Brook O. Swanson, Cheryl Y. Hayashi, and Adam P. Summers

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Mesh Width Influences Prey Retention in Spider Orb Webs, Todd Blackledge and Jacquelyn M. Zevenbergen

Submissions from 2005

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Interspecific Competition for Pollination Lowers Seed Production and Outcrossing in Mimulus Ringens, John M. Bell, Jeffrey D. Karron, and Randall J. Mitchell

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Polarized Light Microscopy, Variability in Spider Silk Diameters, and the Mechanical Characterization of Spider Silk, Todd Blackledge, Richard A. Cardullo, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

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Gumfooted Lines in Black Widow Cobwebs and the Mechanical Properties of Spider Capture Silk, Todd Blackledge, Adam P. Summers, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

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Quasistatic and Continuous Dynamic Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of Silk from the Cobweb of the Black Widow Spider Latrodectus Hesperus, Todd Blackledge, John E. Swindeman, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi

Submissions from 2004

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Bergmann's Clines in Ectotherms: Illustrating a Life-History Perspective with Sceloporine Lizards, Michael J. Angilletta Jr., Peter H. Niewiarowski, Arthur E. Dunham, Adam D. Leache, and Warren P. Porter

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Convergent Evolution of Behavior in an Adaptive Radiation of Hawaiian Web-Building Spiders, Todd Blackledge and Rosemary G. Gillespie

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Molecular and Mechanical Characterization of Aciniform Silk: Uniformity of Iterated Sequence Modules in a Novel Member of the Spider Silk Fibroin Gene Family, Todd Blackledge, Cheryl Y. Hayashi, and Randolph V. Lewis

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A Modeling Study of Benthic Detritus Flux's Impacts on Heterotrophic Processes in Lake Michigan, Changsheng Chen, Lixia Wang, Jianhua Qi, Hedong Liu, Judith Wells Budd, David J. Schwab, Dmitry Beletsky, Henry Vanderploeg, Brian Eadie, Thomas Johengen, James Cotner, and Peter J. Lavrentyev

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Distribution and Dynamics of Nitrogen and Microbial Plankton in Southern Lake Michigan During Spring Transition 1999-2000, Wayne S. Gardner, Peter J. Lavrentyev, Joann F. Cavaletto, Mark J. McCarthy, B. J. Eadie, Thomas Johengen, and James Cotner

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Heritability of Nectar Traits: Why Do We Know So Little?, Randall J. Mitchell

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Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis of Life-History Variation among Populations of the Lizard Sceloporus Undulatus: An Example and Prognosis, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Michael J. Angilletta Jr., and Adam D. Leache

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Nonlinear Optical Transmission of Silk/Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Films, Donald Ott, R K. Eby, S Putthanarat, and Rajesh R. Naik

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Maintenance of Androdioecy in the Freshwater Shrimp, Eulimnadia Texana: Field Estimates of Inbreeding Depression and Relative Male Survival, Stephen C. Weeks and Richard L. Bernhardt

Submissions from 2003

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Are Three-Dimensional Spider Webs Defensive Adaptations?, Todd Blackledge, Jonathan A. Coddington, and Rosemary G. Gillespie

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Effects of Polyethleneimine on Cyanobacterium Anabaena Flos-Aquae during Cell Flocculation and Flotation, Donald Ott, Sarah A. Arrington, Margo J. Zeleznik, and Lu-Kwang Ju

Submissions from 2002

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Conflicts around a Study of Mexican Crops., Todd Blackledge

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Are Three-Dimensional Spider Webs Defensive Adaptations?, Todd Blackledge, Jonathan A. Coddington, and Rosemary G. Gillespie

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Estimation of Capture Areas of Spider Orb Webs in Relation to Asymmetry, Todd Blackledge and Rosemary G. Gillespie

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Competition for Pollination Between an Invasive Species (Purple Loosestrife) and a Native Congener, Beverly J. Brown, Randall J. Mitchell, and Shirley A. Graham

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Cold Acclimation Strategy Is Highly Variable among the Sunfishes (Centrarchidae), Peter J. Lavrentyev, Deidra R. Tschantz, and Elizabeth L. Crockett

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Effects of Hatching Time for Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders, Peter H. Niewiarowski, M. D. Boone., and D. E. Scott

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Effects of Temperature and Time of Day on the Resting Metabolic Rates of Paedomorphic and Metamorphic Mole Salamanders, Ambystoma talpoideum, Peter H. Niewiarowski, C. Currens, and H. Whiteman

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Cyst Development in the Conchostracan Shrimp, Eulimnadia Texana(Crustacea: Spinicaudata), Donald Ott, Ronald Salisbury, Stephen Weeks, and Vivien Marcus

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Cold Acclimation Strategy is Highly Variable Among the Sunfishes (Centrarchidae), Deidra R. Tschantz, Elizabeth L. Crockett, Peter H. Niewiarowski, and Richard L. Londraville

Submissions from 2001

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Humidity Responsive Materials and Systems and Methods Using Humidity Responsive Materials, Todd Blackledge, Ali Dhinojwala, and Ingi Agnarsson

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Prey Capture as a Determinate of Tangle Web Architecture in Dictyna Volucripes, Todd Blackledge and John W. Wenzel

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Silk Mediated Defense by an Orb Web Spider against Predatory Mud-Dauber Wasps, Todd Blackledge and John W. Wenzel

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State-Determinate Foraging Decisions and Web Architecture in the Spider Dictyna Volucripes (Araneae Dictynidae), Todd Blackledge and J W. Wenzel

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Differential Expression of Cadherin-2 and Cadherin-4 in the Developing and Adult Zebrafish Visual System, Qin Liu, S. G. Babb, Z. M. Novince, A. L. Doedens, J. Marrs, and P. A. Raymond

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Energy Budgets, Growth Rates, and the rmal Constraints: toward an Integrative Approach to the Study of Life-History Variation, Peter H. Niewiarowski

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Bed and Breakfast: the parasitic life of Proales werneckii (Ploimida: Proalidae) within the alga Vaucheria (Xanthophyceae: Vaucheriales), Donald Ott, Robert L. Wallace, Sheri L. Stiles, and Carla K. Oldham-Ott

Submissions from 2000

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Predatory Interactions between Mud-Dauber Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) and Argiope (Araneae, Araneidae) in Captivity, Todd Blackledge and Kurt M. Pickett

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The Evolution of Cryptic Spider Silk: A Behavioral Test, Todd Blackledge and John W. Wenzel

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Contribution of Autosomal Loci and the Y Chromosome to the Stress Response in Rats, Pierre Dumas, Zdenka Pausova, Vladimir Kren, Drahomira Krenova, Michal Pravenec, Marc Dumont, Daniel Ely, Monte E. Turner, Yulin Sun, Johanne Tremblay, and Pavel Hamet

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Effects of the Zebra Mussel on Nitrogen Dynamics and the Microbial Community at the Sediment-Water Interface, Peter J. Lavrentyev, Wayne S. Gardner, and Longyuan Yang

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Phenotypic Effects of Leptin in an Ectotherm: A New Tool to Study the Evolution of Life Histories and Endothermy?, Peter H. Niewiarowski

Submissions from 1999

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Do Stabilimenta in Orb Webs Attract Prey or Defend Spiders?, Todd Blackledge and John W. Wenzel

Submissions from 1998

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Signal Conflict in Spider Webs Driven by Predators and Prey, Todd Blackledge

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Stabilimentum Variation and Foraging Success in Argiope Aurantia and Argiope Trifasciata (Araneae: Araneidae), Todd Blackledge

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Responses of Mole Salamanders to Clearcutting: Using Field Experiments in Forest Management, Anne C. Chazal and Peter H. Niewiarowski

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Testosterone Effects On Renal Norepinephrine Content and Release in Rats With Different Y Chromosomes, Thomas J. Jones, Gail Dunphy, Amy Milsted, and Daniel Ely

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Pollinator Selection, Quantitative Genetics, and Predicted Evolutionary Responses of Floral Traits in Penstemon Centranthifolius (Scrophulariaceae), Randall J. Mitchell, Ruth G. Shaw, and Nickolas M. Waser

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Effects of Mortality Risk and Growth on a Model of Reproductive Effort: Why the Shine and Schwarzkopf Model is Not General, Peter H. Niewiarowski and Arthur E. Dunham

Submissions from 1997

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Incorporation of Nitric Oxide-Releasing Crosslinked Polyethyleneimine Microspheres into Vascular Grafts, Donald Ott, Sharon K. Pulfer, and Daniel J. Smith

Submissions from 1996

Midsummer Plankton Communities of Select Ohio Wetlands, Donald Ott

Oogenesis in Vaucheria fontinalis (L.) Christensen, Donald Ott

Oogenesis in Vaucheria litorea Hofman ex. C. Agardh, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1995

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Effects of Supplemental Feeding and Thermal Environment on Growth Rates of Eastern Fence Lizards, Sceloporus undulatus, Peter H. Niewiarowski

Submissions from 1994

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The Evolution of Reproductive Effort in Squamate Reptiles: Costs, Trade- Offs, and Assumptions Reconsidered, Peter H. Niewiarowski and Arthur E. Dunham

Comparative Studies of Nuclear Translocation in the Vegetative Filaments of Vaucheria, Donald Ott

Fluorescence Studies of Nuclear Behavior during Zoosporogensis in Vaucheria, Donald Ott

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Microscopic Observation of Filter Cake Formation, Donald Ott, G G. Chase, and J Steffen

Submissions from 1993

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Inconsistent Divergence of Mitochondrial-DNA in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat, Mark L. Johnson, Steve W. Perry, Daniel Ely, and Monte E. Turner

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Reciprocal Transplant Reveals Sources of Variation in Growth Rates of the Lizard Sceloporus Undulatus, Peter H. Niewiarowski and Willem M. Roosenburg

Fluorescence Studies of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Behavior during Oogensis in Vaucheria aversa, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1992

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Genetic-Divergence Between the Wistar-Kyoto Rat and the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat, Mark L. Johnson, Daniel Ely, and Monte E. Turner

TEM of Isolated Microtubule Bundles from Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

The Identification of a Fine Microfilament Network Using Rodamine Phalloidin in Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

The Role of the Cytoskeleton in Organelle Translocation in Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

The Stabilization of a Labile Microfilament Network in Vaucheria Employing a New Fixative, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1991

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Androgen Receptor and the Testes Influence Hypertension in a Hybrid Rat Model, Daniel Ely, Ron Salisbury, Disha Hadi, Monte E. Turner, and Mark L. Johnson

The Stabilization of a Labile Actin Network in Vaucheria Employing a New Fixative, Donald Ott

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Separate Sex-Influenced and Genetic Components in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Hypertension, Monte E. Turner, Mark L. Johnson, and Daniel Ely

Submissions from 1990

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Hypertension in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat is Linked to the Y-Chromosome, Daniel Ely and Monte E. Turner

Ultrastructure of Diplonema Ambulator Larsen & Patterson (Euglenozoa) and Its Relationship to Isonema, Donald Ott

Video Enhanced DIC Microscopy of Injury Response in Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1989

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Thermal Biology of Nocturnal Ectotherms: Is Sprint Performance of Geckos Maximal at Low Body Temperatures?, Peter J. Lavrentyev, R. B. Huey, J. Kaufmann, and J. C. Herron

Description of an Isonema-Like Flagellate Associated with Cryptocorne Disease, Donald Ott

DIC and TEM of the Microtubular Probe Associated with Actively Streaming Nuclei in Vaucheria, Donald Ott

Video Enhanced DIC Microscopy of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Streaming in Vaucheria, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1988

Nuclear Movement in Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

Video Enhanced Microscopy of Organellar Streaming in Vaucheria longicaulis, Donald Ott

Cellular Morphology and Distribution on a Stretching Blood-Material Interface, Donald Ott, C R. McMillin, M R. Malladi, and M M. Evancho

Submissions from 1987

Electron Microscopy of the Mature Spermatozoids of Vaucheria, Donald Ott

Improved Short and Long Term (24hr) Mitochondrial and Functional Heart Preservation with a Calcium Antagonist, Donald Ott

Influence of Microtubular Inhibitors on Vaucheria Compacta, Donald Ott

Interaction of Blood with Fatiquing Substrates, Donald Ott

Nuclear Cyclosis in Vaucheria. Optical Approaches to the Dynamics of Cellular Motility Symposium, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1986

Mitochondrial and Functional Heart Preservation by a Calcium Antagonist, Donald Ott

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Multiple Mating, Sperm Competition and the Fertility Component of Fitness in Drosophila-Pseudoobscura, Monte E. Turner

Submissions from 1983

The Influence of Lamellar Liquid Crystalline Media in the Hydrolysis of 4-Substituted Benzylidene t-Butylamine N-Oxides, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1982

Effect of Lamellar Structures on Hydrolysis Reactions in Aqueous Liquid Crystalline Media, Donald Ott

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Roots of Sobralia macrantha (Orchidaceae): Structure and Function of the Velamen-Exodermis Complex, Donald Ott, D H. Benzing, and W E. Friedman

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Roots of Sobralia macrantha (Orchidaceae): Structure and Function of the Velamen-Exodermis Complex, Donald Ott, D H. Benzing, and W E. Friedman

Submissions from 1981

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Vegetative Reduction in Epiphytic Bromeliaceae and Orchidaceae: Its Origin and Significance, Donald Ott and D H. Benzing

Submissions from 1979

Endosymbiotic Bacteria in Vaucheria (Xanthophyceae): Association with Cytoplasmic Microtubules in Vaucheria Sessilis, Donald Ott

Submissions from 1978

Scanning Electron Microscopical Observations in the Genus Vaucheria (Xanthophyceae), Donald Ott