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Letters from Michigan Herpetology

Schneider, Greg; Trueb, Linda, 2021

Special Publication Number 3 of the Museum of Zoology. Order Now


Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera

T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana, 1/7/2014

The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species.

The Natural History of the Ants of Michigan's E.S. George Reserve

Mary Talbot, 12/1/2012

In 1951 Mary Talbot began a 26 year research project to study and document the populations of ants in the Edwin S, George Reserve. This is the culmination of that effort.

Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem (Miscellaneous Publication 201)

Walter J. Rainboth, Chavalit Vidthayanon, and Mai Dinh Yen, 6/1/2012

llustrating all 2541 species known to occur in the Greater Mekong Ecosystem "Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem" is a valuable resource for biologists across multiple disciplines including systematics, taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, conservation, and fisheries. View details and download order form.

Mating mites trapped in amber reveal sex role reversal

Pavel Klimov, 3/1/2011

In a paper published March 1, 2011 in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, researchers Pavel Klimov and Ekaterina Sidorchuk describe an extinct mite species in which the traditional sex roles were reversed.

Slow snails, fast genes: Predatory snails refine venoms through continuous gene duplication

Dan Chang and Thomas Duda, 2/15/2012

Dan Chang & Thomas Duda, two University of Michigan evolutionary biologists report that their reconstruction of the evolutionary history of these genes has revealed rapid and continuous gene duplication over the last 11 million years that is coupled with the accelerated rates of conotoxin evolution.

Sperm related phenotypes implicated in both maintenance and breakdown of a natural species barrier in the house mouse.

J. Albrechtová, T. Albrecht, S. Baird, M. Macholán, P. Munclinger, G. Rudolfsen, P. K. Tucker, and J. Piálek, 10/10/2012

Drivers of marine biodiversity: Tiny, freeloading clams find the key to evolutionary success

Jingchun Li, Diarmaid Ofoighil, 8/8/2012

What mechanisms control the generation and maintenance of biological diversity on the planet? EEB graduate student, Jingchun Li, first author of the PLoS ONE paper and her advisor, Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, studied this question using tiny ocean clams.

Conservative coevolution of Müllerian mimicry in Rift Lake catfish

Jeremy Wright, 2/1/2011

Ancestral state reconstructions and statistical comparisons of color pattern divergence in Tanganyikan Synodontis indicate that Müllerian mimicry in these catfish has developed through diversification of an aposematic common ancestor with subsequent conservative mutualistic coevolution among its daughter lineages.

The endothelial-cell specific regulatory mutation, Mvwf1, is a common murine founder allele.

J. M. Johnson, G. G. Levy, R. J. Westrick, P. K. Tucker and D. Ginsburg, 1/19/2008