• OTHER CRE MEMBERS

    Kirill Borziak
    Vicens, A., Borziak, K., Karr, T., Roldan, E. and Dorus, S. (in review) Molecular evolution of sperm competition in mice.

     

    Whittington, E., Zhao, Q., Borziak, K., Walters, J.R. and Dorus, S. (2015) Characterisation of the Manduca sexta Sperm Proteome: Genetic Novelty Underlying Sperm Composition in Lepidoptera. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 62:183-93.

     

    Borziak, K, Posner, M., Upadyay, A., Danson, M., Bagby, S. and Dorus S. (2014) Comparative genomic analysis reveals 2-oxoacid dehydrogenase complex lipoylation correlation with aerobiosis in archaea. PLoS ONE 9 (1), e87063.

     

    Borziak, K., Fleetwood, A. D., and I. B. Zhulin. 2013. Chemoreceptor gene loss and acquisition via horizontal gene transfer in Escherichia coli. Journal of bacteriology 195(16): 3596-3602.

     

    Wisniewski-Dyé, F., Borziak, K., Khalsa-Moyers, G., Alexandre, G., Sukharnikov, L. O., Wuichet, K., Hurst, G. B., McDonald, W. H., Robertson, J. S., Barbe, V., Calteau, A., Rouy, Z., Mangenot, S., Prigent-Combaret, C., Normand, P., Boyer, M., Siguier, P., Dessaux, Y., Elmerich, C., Condemine, G., Krishnen, G., Kennedy, I., Paterson, A. H., González, V., Mavingui, P., and I. B. Zhulin. 2011. Azospirillum Genomes Reveal Transition of Bacteria from Aquatic to Terrestrial Environments. PLoS Genetics 7(12): e1002430.

     

    Borziak, K. and I. B. Zhulin. 2007. FIST: a sensory domain for diverse signal transduction pathways in prokaryotes and ubiquitin signaling in eukaryotes. Bioinformatics 23(19): 2518-2521.

     

    Wisniewski-Dyé, F., Drogue, B., Borland, S., Prigent-Combaret, C., Borziak, K., Zhulin, I. B., Lozano, L., Gonzáles, V., and P. Mavingui. Core and Accessory Genomes of the Diazotroph Azospirillum. In: Biological Nitrogen Fixation (F. J. de Bruijn, ed.), Pp. 253-264. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New Jersey

     

    Elizabeth Droge-Young
    Droge-Young, E. M., J. M. Belote, G. S. Perez and S. Pitnick. 20XX. Mating system influences on the mechanisms of postcopulatory sexual selection. Journal of Insect Physiology, submitted

     

    Droge-Young, E. M., J. M. Belote, A. Eeswara and S. Pitnick. 2016. Extreme ecology and an extreme mating system: discrimination among alternative direct benefits models for the evolution of polyandry in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Behavioral Ecology, in press

     

    Gress, B., R. J. Waltzer, S. Lüpold, E. Droge-Young, M. K. Manier, and S. Pitnick. 2014. Alternative mating tactics in the yellow dung fly: resolving mechanisms of small-male advantage off pasture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132164

     

    Ala-Honkola, O., M. K. Manier, S. Lüpold, E. M. Droge-Young, K. S. Berben, W. F. Collins, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2014. No inbreeding depression in sperm storage ability or offspring viability in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 60: 1-6

     

    Ala-Honkola, O., D. J. Hosken, M. K. Manier, S. Lüpold, E. M. Droge-Young, K. S. Berben, W. F. Collins, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2013. Inbreeding reveals mode of past selection on male reproductive characters in Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology & Evolution 3: 2089-2102

     

    Droge-Young, E., M. K. Manier, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2012. Covariance among premating, postcopulatory and viability fitness components in Drosophila melanogaster and their influence on paternity measurement. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1555-1563

     

    Hebatallah Elwa
    Eُlwa, H. M., A. S. Yassin, H. B. Hussein, M. A. Amin and N. A. Meguid. 2014. Cytomegalovirus infections among low birth weight infants in a major hospital in Cairo, Egypt (Elgalaa). N. Egypt. J. Microbiol. 39: 30-41

     

    Brian Gress
    Gress, B. E., W. T. Starmer, M. A. Virgen, A. Agu1, K. A. Attila1, E. E. Bazluke1, L. A. Chubb1, A. G. Durantini1, J. Goldsmith1, B. M. Hui1, M. Karimova1, E. S. Macey1, M. R. Macri1, E. N. Mongeon1, N. J. Monka1, J. M. Pence1, S. T. Perdomo1, J. M. Pratt1, D. E. Ruda1, J. B. Szkodzinski1, N. A. Williamson1 and S. Pitnick. 2016. Stepping off the pasture: evidence of widespread alternative male mating tactics in the yellow dung fly. Behaviour 153: 143-157. (1students in 2014 Syracuse University Bio 417 course)

     

    Gress, B., R. J. Waltzer, S. Lüpold, E. Droge-Young, M. K. Manier, and S. Pitnick. 2014. Alternative mating tactics in the yellow dung fly: resolving mechanisms of small-male advantage off pasture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132164

     

    Kelly, C.D., Neyer, A.A. and Gress, B.E. 2014. Sex-specific life history responses to nymphal diet quality and immune status in a field cricket. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27(2), 381-390.

     

    Worthington, A.M., Gress, B.E., Neyer, A.A. and Kelly, C.D. 2013. Do male crickets strategically adjust the number and viability of their sperm under sperm competition? Animal Behaviour. 86(1), 55-60.

     

    Gress, B.E. and Kelly, C.D. 2011. Is sperm viability independent of ejaculate size in crickets? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89(12), 1231–1236.

     

    Shelley Kummer
    Giglio, K. M., Zhu, C., Klunder, C., Kummer, S., & Garza, A. G. (2015). The enhancer binding protein Nla6 regulates developmental genes that are important for Myxococcus xanthus sporulation. Journal of Bacteriology,197(7): 1276-1287.

     

    Kummer, S., Hayes, G. R., Gilbert, R. O., Beach, D. H., Lucas, J. J., & Singh, B. N. (2008). Induction of human host cell apoptosis by Trichomonas vaginalis cysteine proteases is modulated by parasite exposure to iron. Microbial Pathogenesis, 44(3): 197-203.

     

    Wrzesinski, S., Séguin, R., Liu, Y., Domville, S., Planelles, V., Massa, P., … & Feuer, G. (2000). HTLV type 1 Tax transduction in microglial cells and astrocytes by lentiviral vectors. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses,16(16): 1771-1776.

     

    Caitlin McDonough
    McDonough, C., E. Whittington, S. Pitnick and S. Dorus. 2016. Male and female reproductive system proteomics: elucidating the molecular basis of postmating/ prezygotic reproductive barriers. Journal of Proteomics 135: 26-37.

     

    Bernhardt, M. L., Zhang, Y., Erxleben, C. F., Padilla-Banks, E., McDonough, C. E., Miao, Y., Williams, C. J. 2015. Cav3.2 T-type channels mediate Ca2+ entry during oocyte maturation and following fertilization. Journal of Cell Science 128: 4442-4452.

     

    Bernhardt, M. L., Lowther, K. M., Padilla-Banks, E., McDonough, C. E., Lee, K.N., Evsikov, A.V., Uliasz, T. F., Chidiac, P., Williams, C. J., Mehlmann, L. M. 2015. Regulator of G-protein signaling 2 (RGS2) suppreses premature calcium release in mouse eggs. Development 142: 2633-2640.

     

    McDonough, C. E., Martin, M. W., Vance, C. K., Cole, J. A., Kouba, A. J. 2015. Frequency of exogenous hormone therapy impacts spermiation in male fowler’s toads (Bufo fowleri). Reproduction Fertility & Development doi.org/10.1071/RD14214.

     

    Johnson, A.E., Freeman, E. W., Colgin, M., McDonough, C., Songsasen, N. 2014. Induction of ovarian activity and ovulation in an induced ovulatory, the maned wolf (Chrsocyon brachyurus), using GnRH agonist and recombinant LH. Theriogenology, 82: 71-79.

     

    Tubbs, C., McDonough, C. E., Gerrard, R., Milnes, M.R. 2014. Advances in conservation endocrinology: the application of molecular approaches to the conservation of endangered species. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 203: 29-34.

     

    Nalini Puniamoorthy
    Blanckenhorn, W.U., R. Gautier, M. Nick, N. Puniamoorthy and M.A. Schäfer. 2014. Stage and sex-specific heat tolerance in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria. Journal of Thermal Biology 46: 1-9.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N . 2014. Behavioural barriers to reproduction may evolve faster than sexual morphology among populations of a dung fly (Sepsidae). Animal Behaviour 98: 139-148.

     

    Rohner, P., Y. Ang, L. Zhao, N. Puniamoorthy, W.U. Blanckenhorn and R. Meier. 2014. Genetic data confirm the species status of Sepsis nigripes Meigen, 1826 (Diptera: Sepsidae) and adds one species to the Alpine fauna while questioning the synonymy of Sepsis helvetica Munari, 1985. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 555-563.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N. , M.A. Schäfer, J. Römbke, R. Meier and W.U. Blanckenhorn. 2014. Ivermectin sensitivity is an ancient trait affecting all ecdysozoa but shows phylogenetic clustering among sepsid flies . Evolutionary Applications 7: 548–554.

     

    Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy , A. Gubler, C. Wimmer, C. Germann and M.V. Bernasconi. 2013. Infections with the microbe Cardinium in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea (Diptera). Journal of Insect Science 13: 47.

     

    Ang, Y.C., J. Puniamoorthy, A.C. Pont, M. Bartak, W.U. Blanckenhorn, W.G. Eberhard, N. Puniamoorthy, V. Silva, L. Munari and R. Meier. 2013. A plea for digital reference collections and other science-based digitization initiatives in taxonomy: Sepsidnet as exemplar. Systematic Entomology 38: 637-644.

     

    Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy , A. Gubler, C. Wimmer and M.V. Bernasconi. 2013. Infections with Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, and Rickettsia in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 13: 317-330.

     

    Blanckenhorn, W.U, N.Puniamoorthy , M.A. Schäfer, A. Scheffczyk and J. Römbke. 2013. Standardized laboratory tests with 21 species of temperate and tropical sepsid flies confirm their suitability as bioassays of pharmaceutical residues (ivermectin) in cattle dung. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89: 15-20.

     

    Blanckenhorn, W.U., N.Puniamoorthy , A. Scheffczyk and J. Römbke. 2013. Evaluation of ecotoxicological effects of the parasiticide moxidectin in comparison to ivermectin in 11 species of dung flies. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89: 21-28.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N ., Blanckenhorn, W. U. and Schäfer, M. A. 2012. Differential investment in prevs. post-copulatory sexual selection reinforces a cross-continental reversal of sexual size dimorphism in Sepsis punctum (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2253–2263.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N. , M. A. Schäfer and W. U. Blanckenhorn. 2012. Sexual selection accounts for the geographic reversal of sexual size dimorphism in the dung fly, Sepsis punctum. Evolution 66: 2117–2126. (pdf)

     

    Puniamoorthy, N. , M. Kotrba and R. Meier. 2010. Unlocking the ‘Black Box’: Female genitalia in Sepsidae (Diptera) evolves fast and is specific to most species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:275.

     

    Römbke, J., K.D. Floate, R. Jochmann, M.A. Schäfer, N. Puniamoorthy , S. Knäbe, J. Lehmus, B. Rosenkranz, A. Scheffczyk, T. Schmidt, A. Sharples and W.U. Blanckenhorn. 2009. Lethal and sublethal toxic effects of a test chemical (Ivermectin) on the yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) based on a standardized international ring test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(10): 2117-2124.

     

    Puniamoorthy,N ., M.Rifqi, D. Tan and R. Meier. 2009. From kissing to belly stridulation: comparative analysis reveals surprising diversity, rapid evolution, and much homoplasy in the mating behavior of 27 species of sepsid flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2146-2156.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N ., K.F.Y. Su, R. Meier. 2008. Bending for love: losses and gains of sexual dimorphisms are strictly correlated with changes in the mounting position of sepsid flies (Sepsidae: Diptera). BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:155.

     

    Ang, Y., N. Puniamoorthy and R. Meier. 2008. Secondarily reduced foreleg armature in Perochaeta dikowi sp.n. (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha: Sepsidae) due to a novel mounting technique. Systematic Entomology 33: 552-559.

     

    Ingram, K.K., T. Laamanen, N. Puniamoorthy and R. Meier. 2008. Lack of morphological coevolution between male forelegs and female wings in Themira (Sepsidae: Diptera: Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 227-238.

     

    Puniamoorthy, N ., J. Jeevanandam and S. Kutty. 2008. Give south Indian authors their true names. Nature 452: 530.

     

    Matthew Rubin
    Friedman, J. and M.J. Rubin. 2015. All in good time: understanding annual and perennial strategies in plants. American Journal of Botany 102 (4): 497-499.

     

    Kerwin, R.J. Feusier, J. Corwin, M.J. Rubin, C. Lin, A. Muok, B. Larson, B. Li1, B. Joseph, M. Francisco, D. Copeland, C. Weinig, and D. Kliebenstein. 2015. Natural genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana defense metabolism genes modulate field fitness. eLIFE 4: e05604.

     

    de Montigue, A. , A. Giakountis, M.J. Rubin, R.Toth, V. Sokolova, F. Cremer, A. Porri, M. Reymond, C. Weinig and G. Coupland. 2015. Natural genetic variation confers precise diurnal patterns of GIGANTEA expression that influence plant growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112 (3): 905-910.

     

    Haselhorst, M.S.H., C.E. Edwards, M. J. Rubin, and C. Weinig. 2011. Genetic architecture of life-history traits and environment-specific tradeoffs. Molecular Ecology 20 (19): 4042-4058.

     

    Emma Whittington
    McDonough CE, Whittington E, Pitnick S, Dorus S. (2015) Proteomics of reproductive systems: Towards a molecular understanding of postmating, prezygotic reproductive barriers. Journal of Proteomics 135: 26-37.

     

    Whittington, E., Zhao, Q., Borziak, K., Walters, J.R. and Dorus, S. (2015) Characterisation of the Manduca sexta Sperm Proteome: Genetic Novelty Underlying Sperm Composition in Lepidoptera. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 62:183-93.