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Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans (2019)
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Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans. Nature Climate Change, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0589-3

Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels are largely absorbed by the ocean, decreasing surface water pH. In combination with increasing ocean temperatures, these changes have been identified as a major sustainability threat to future marine life. Interactio... Read More

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

Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards (2019)
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García-Porta, J., Irisarri, I., Kirchner, M., Rodriguez, A., Kirchhof, S., Brown, J. L., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2019). Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards. Nature communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11943-x

Climatic conditions changing over time and space shape the evolution of organisms at multiple levels, including temperate lizards in the family Lacertidae. Here we reconstruct a dated phylogenetic tree of 262 lacertid species based on a supermatrix... Read More

Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians (2019)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Marshall, J. C., Bastiaans, E., Caccone, A., Camargo, A., Morando, M., …Steinfartz, S. (2019). Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians. Genes, 10(9), https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646

Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of di... Read More

Ecomorphological Variation in Three Species of Cybotoid Anoles (2017)
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Kahrl, A. F., Ivanov, B. M., Valero, K. C. W., & Johnson, M. A. (2018). Ecomorphological Variation in Three Species of Cybotoid Anoles. Herpetologica, 74(1), 29-37. https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-17-00040

© 2018 by The Herpetologists' League, Inc. Caribbean Anolis lizards exhibit a complex suite of ecological, morphological, and behavioral traits that allow their specialization to particular microhabitats. These microhabitat specialists, called ecomor... Read More

Plant phenology supports the multi-emergence hypothesis for Ebola spillover events (2017)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Isokpehi, R., Douglas, N. E., Sivasundaram, S., Johnson, B., Wootson, K., & McGill, A. (2017). Plant phenology supports the multi-emergence hypothesis for Ebola spillover events

Ebola virus disease outbreaks in animals (including humans and great apes) start with sporadic host switches from unknown reservoir species. The factors leading to such spillover events are little explored. Filoviridae viruses have a wide range of na... Read More

Plant phenology supports the multi-emergence hypothesis for ebola spillover events (2017)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Douglas, N. E., Isokpehi, R. D., Johnson, B., McGill, A., Sivasundaram, S., & Wootson, K. (2018). Plant phenology supports the multi-emergence hypothesis for ebola spillover events. EcoHealth, 15(3), 497–508. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-017-1288-z

Ebola virus disease outbreaks in animals (including humans and great apes) start with sporadic host switches from unknown reservoir species. The factors leading to such spillover events are little explored. Filoviridae viruses have a wide range of na... Read More

Genomic and phenotypic signatures of climate adaptation in an Anolis lizard (2017)
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Rodríguez, A., Rusciano, T., Hamilton, R., Holmes, L., Jordan, D., & Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2017). Genomic and phenotypic signatures of climate adaptation in an Anolis lizard. Ecology and Evolution, 7(16), 6390-6403. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2985

Integrated knowledge on phenotype, physiology and genomic adaptations is required to understand the effects of climate on evolution. The functional genomic basis of organismal adaptation to changes in the abiotic environment, its phenotypic consequen... 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

Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences (2016)
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Böhme, W., Bogdanowicz, W., Bockmann, F. A., Boano, G., Blick, T., Birindelli, J., …Dubois, A. (2016). Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196(3), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4196.3.9

The question whether taxonomic descriptions naming new animal species without type specimen(s) deposited in collections should be accepted for publication by scientific journals and allowed by the Code has already been discussed in Zootaxa (Dubois &... Read More

Opposing patterns of seasonal change in functional and phylogenetic diversity of tadpole assemblages (2016)
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Strauß, A., Guilhaumon, F., Randrianiaina, R. D., Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Vences, M., & Glos, J. (2016). Opposing patterns of seasonal change in functional and phylogenetic diversity of tadpole assemblages. PloS one, 11(3), e0151744. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151744

Assemblages that are exposed to recurring temporal environmental changes can show changes in their ecological properties. These can be expressed by differences in diversity and assembly rules. Both can be identified using two measures of diversity: f... Read More

Secondary data analytics of aquaporin expression levels in glioblastoma stem-like cells (2015)
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Isokpehi, R. D., Valero, K. C. W., Graham, B. E., Pacurari, M., Sims, J. N., Udensi, U. K., & Ndebele, K. (2015). Secondary data analytics of aquaporin expression levels in glioblastoma stem-like cells. Cancer Informatics, 14, 95-103. https://doi.org/10.4137/CIN.S22058

Glioblastoma is the most common brain tumor in adults in which recurrence has been attributed to the presence of cancer stem cells in a hypoxic microenvironment. On the basis of tumor formation in vivo and growth type in vitro, two published microarr... Read More

Evidence for an intrinsic factor promoting landscape genetic divergence in Madagascan leaf-litter frogs (2015)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2015). Evidence for an intrinsic factor promoting landscape genetic divergence in Madagascan leaf-litter frogs. Frontiers in Genetics, 06(MAY), https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2015.00155

The endemic Malagasy frog radiations are an ideal model system to study patterns and processes of speciation in amphibians. Large-scale diversity patterns of these frogs, together with other endemic animal radiations, led to the postulation of new an... Read More

A candidate multimodal functional genetic network for thermal adaptation (2014)
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Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Pathak, R., Prajapati, I., Bankston, S., Thompson, A., Usher, J., & Isokpehi, R. D. (2014). A candidate multimodal functional genetic network for thermal adaptation. PeerJ, 2014(1), e578. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.578

Vertebrate ectotherms such as reptiles provide ideal organisms for the study of adaptation to environmental thermal change. Comparative genomic and exomic studies can recover markers that diverge between warm and cold adapted lineages, but the genes... 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

Expanding the understanding of local community assembly in adaptive radiations (2013)
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Wollenberg, K. C., Veith, M., & Lötters, S. (2014). Expanding the understanding of local community assembly in adaptive radiations. Ecology and Evolution, 4(2), 174-185. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.908

Communities are thought to be assembled by two types of filters: by the environment relating to the fundamental niche and by biotic interactions relating to the realized niche. Both filters include parameters related to functional traits and their va... Read More

Small body size increases the regional differentiation of populations of tropical mantellid frogs (A nura: M antellidae) (2012)
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Pabijan, M., Wollenberg, K., & Vences, M. (2012). Small body size increases the regional differentiation of populations of tropical mantellid frogs (A nura: M antellidae). Journal of evolutionary biology, 25(11), 2310-2324. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02613

The processes affecting species diversification may also exert an influence on patterns of genetic variability within species. We evaluated the contributions of five variables potentially influencing clade diversification (body size, reproductive mod... Read More

Why colour in subterranean vertebrates? Exploring the evolution of colour patterns in caecilian amphibians (2009)
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Wollenberg, K. C., & Measey, G. J. (2009). Why colour in subterranean vertebrates? Exploring the evolution of colour patterns in caecilian amphibians. Journal of evolutionary biology, 22(5), 1046-1056. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01717.x

The proximate functions of animal skin colour are difficult to assign as they can result from natural selection, sexual selection or neutral evolution under genetic drift. Most often colour patterns are thought to signal visual stimuli; so, their pre... Read More

Pretty in pink: a new treefrog species of the genus Boophis from north-eastern Madagascar (2008)
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Wollenberg, K., Andreone, F., Glaw, F., & Vences, M. (2008). Pretty in pink: a new treefrog species of the genus Boophis from north-eastern Madagascar. Zootaxa, 1684(1), 58-68. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.1684.1.3

Treefrogs of the genus Boophis comprise the most species-rich genus among all Malagasy frogs. In this paper we describe a new species to be added to this genus from Masoala Peninsula and nearby areas. Related populations have been found in three loca... Read More