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Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog (2019)
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Sanchez, E., Rodríguez, A., Grau, J. H., Lötters, S., Künzel, S., Saporito, R. A., …Vences, M. (2019). Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog. Genes, 10(10), 733. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10100733

In the anuran family Dendrobatidae, aposematic species obtain their toxic or unpalatable alkaloids from dietary sources, a process known as sequestering. To understand how toxicity evolved in this family, it is paramount to elucidate the pathways of... Read More

Transcriptomic and macroevolutionary evidence for phenotypic uncoupling between frog life history phases (2017)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Garcia-Porta, J., Rodríguez, A., Arias, M., Shah, A., Randrianiaina, R. D., …Vences, M. (2017). Transcriptomic and macroevolutionary evidence for phenotypic uncoupling between frog life history phases. Nature communications, 8, https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15213

Anuran amphibians undergo major morphological transitions during development, but the contribution of their markedly different life-history phases to macroevolution has rarely been analysed. Here we generate testable predictions for coupling versus u... Read More

DNA barcoding Madagascar's amphibian fauna (2014)
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Perl, R., Vences, M., Wollenberg, K. C., Sonet, G., Glaw, F., & Nagy, Z. T. (2014). DNA barcoding Madagascar's amphibian fauna. Amphibia-Reptilia, 35(2), 197-206. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002942

We provide a DNA barcoding survey of Malagasy amphibians, including 251 of the 292 nominal species known to date, by complementing previous data with 280 newly determined barcoding sequence fragments of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I... Read More