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Submissions from 2021

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Local adaptation to continuous mowing makes the noxious weed Solanum elaeagnifolium a superweed candidate by improving fitness and defense traits, Jesus Chavana, Sukhman Singh, Alejandro Vazquez, Bradley O. Christoffersen, Alexis Racelis, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Disentangling the Effects of Vapor Pressure Deficit and Soil Water Availability on Canopy Conductance in a Seasonal Tropical Forest During the 2015 El Niño Drought, Yilin Fang, L. Ruby Leung, Brett T. Wolfe, Matteo Detto, Ryan G. Knox, Bryan Powell, Charlotte Grossiord, Chonggang Xu, Bradley O. Christoffersen, and Pierre Gentine

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Mitochondrial OPA1 cleavage is reversibly activated by differentiation of H9c2 cardiomyoblasts, Iraselia Garcia, Fredy Calderon, Patrick De la Torre, Shaynah St. Vallier, Cristobal Rodriguez, Divya Agarwala, Megan Keniry, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, and Robert Gilkerson

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Mitochondrial OMA1 and OPA1 as Gatekeepers of Organellar Structure/Function and Cellular Stress Response, Robert Gilkerson, Patrick De la Torre, and Shaynah St. Vallier

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Using yeast two-hybrid system and molecular dynamics simulation to detect venom protein-protein interactions, Ying Jia, Paulina Kowalski, and Ivan Lopez

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Civic agriculture in review: Then, now, and future directions, Allison Kaika and Alexis Racelis

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Weeds as Hosts of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical Agri-culture Systems, Habraham F. Lopez, Pushpa Soti, Ganpati B. Jagdale, Parwinder Grewal, and Alexis Racelis

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A Method for Repeated, Longitudinal Sampling of Individual Aedes aegypti for Transmission Potential of Arboviruses, E. Handly Mayton, Heather Hernandez, Christopher Vitek, and Rebecca C. Christofferson

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Biotic homogenization or riparian refugia? Urban and wild land snail assemblages along a subtropical precipitation gradient, Kathryn E. Perez, Briante S. Lewis Najev, Bradley O. Christoffersen, and Jeffrey C. Nekola

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Biotic homogenization or riparian refugia? Urban and wild land snail assemblages along a subtropical precipitation gradient, Kathryn E. Perez, Briante S. Lewis Najev, Bradley O. Christoffersen, and Jeffrey C. Nekola

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The Multifunctional Roles of Polyphenols in Plant-Herbivore Interactions, Sukhman Singh, Ishveen Kaur, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Draft Genome Sequences of 13 Vibrio cholerae Strains from the Rio Grande Delta, Jeffrey W. Turner, Jorge Duran-Gonzalez, David A. Laughlin, Daniel Unterweger, David Silva, Boris Ermolinsky, Stefan Pukatzki, and Daniele Provenzano

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Importation and Preliminary Evaluation of the Stem Boring Moth Buakea kaeuae as a Potential Biological Control Agent of Invasive Guineagrass, Megathyrsus maximus, Ann T. Vacek, John A. Goolsby, Paul-Andre Calatayud, Bruno Le Ru, Boaz Musyoka, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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NVP-BEZ235 or JAKi Treatment leads to decreased survival of examined GBM and BBC cells, Neftali Vazquez, Alma Lopez, Victoria Cuello, Michael W. Persans, Erin Schuenzel, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, and Megan Keniry

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An ecotoxicological approach to microplastics on terrestrial and aquatic organisms: A systematic review in assessment, monitoring and biological impact, Omar A. Vazquez and Saydur Rahman

Submissions from 2020

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Using the rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacer 1 to Identify the Invasive Pest Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) in North America, Norman B. Barr, Daniel Garza, Lisa A. Ledezma, and David A. Salinas

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The conservation status of the world’s freshwater molluscs, M. Böhm, N. I. Dewhurst-Richman, M. Seddon, C. Albrecht, D. Allen, A. E. Bogan, K. Cummings, G. Darrigran, W. Darwall, and Kathryn E. Perez

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Impact of intracellular hemin on N-type inactivation of voltage-gated K+ channels, Ina Coburger, Kefan Yang, Alisa Bernert, Eric Wiesel, Nirakar Sahoo, Sandip M. Swain, Toshinori Hoshi, Roland Schönherr, and Stefan H. Heinemann

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Review of Major Crop and Animal Arthropod Pests of South Texas, Holly N. Davis, John A. Goolsby, Donald B. Thomas, Ismael Badillo, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Christopher Vitek, and Danielle Sekula

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Biological Flora of the Tropical and Subtropical Intertidal Zone: Literature Review for Rhizophora mangle L., Hudson R. DeYoe, Robert I. Lonard, Frank W. Judd, Richard Stalter, and Ilka Feller

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Mesohabitat Associations Of The Devil Tryonia, Tryonia Diaboli (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Cochliopidae), Peter H. Diaz, Dominique Alvear, and Kathryn E. Perez

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A tale of two cities: Aedes Mosquito surveillance across the Texas-Mexico Border, Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo, Consuelo Aguilar, Cuauhtémoc Quintero Vazquez, Rene Santos-Luna, Susana Roman-Perez, Tamer Oraby, Gustavo Sanchez Tejeda, Fabian Correa Morales, Víctor M. Salazar Bueyes, and Pascual Camacho Guevara

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Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta) Oral Secretion Elicits Reactive Oxygen Species in Isolated Tomato Protoplasts, Akanksha Gandhi, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Cruz Chappa, Mandeep Tayal, and Nirakar Sahoo

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Potential Effects of Climate Change on the Geographic Distribution of the Endangered Plant Species Manihot walkerae, Gisel Garza, Armida Rivera, Crystian Sadel Venegas Barrera, Jose Guadalupe Martinez-Avalos, Jon Dale, and Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo

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Toxin transcripts in Crotalus atrox venom and in silico structures of toxins, Ying Jia, Ivan Lopez, and Paulina Kowalski

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LRRC8 family proteins within lysosomes regulate cellular osmoregulation and enhance cell survival to multiple physiological stresses, Ping Li, Meiqin Hu, Ce Wang, Xinghua Feng, ZhuangZhuang Zhao, Ying Yang, Nirakar Sahoo, Mingxue Gu, Yexin Yang, and Shiyu Xiao

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Impact of Cover Crops on Insect Community Dynamics in Organic Farming, Lili Martinez, Pushpa Soti, Jasleen Kaur, Alexis Racelis, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Honeybees fail to discriminate floral scents in a complex learning task after consuming a neonicotinoid pesticide, Julie A. Mustard, Annie Gott, Jennifer Scott, Nancy L. Chavarria, and Geraldine A. Wright

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Detection of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations, Ali Naini, Robert Gilkerson, Sara Shanske, and Jiuhong Pang

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Poorly Vetted Conservation Ranks Can Be More Wrong Than Right: Lessons from Texas Land Snails, Kathryn E. Perez, Benjamin T. Hutchins, and Jeffrey C. Nekola

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Host plant defense produces species-specific alterations to flight muscle protein structure and flight-related fitness traits of two armyworms, Scott L. Portman, Gary W. Felton, Rupesh R. Kariyat, and James H. Marden

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Fabrication of Forcespinning® nanofibers incorporating nopal extract, Cristobal Rodriguez, Victoria Padilla, Karen Lozano, Andrew McDonald, Luis Materon, Alejandra Chapa, Fariha Ahmad, Carlos Trevino De Leon, and Robert Gilkerson

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CRISPR Cas9 Genome Editing in Human Cell Lines with DONOR Vector Made by Gibson Assembly, Nirakar Sahoo, Victoria Cuello, Shreya Udawant, Carl Litif, Julie A. Mustard, and Megan Keniry

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Agricultural and Environmental Weeds of South Texas and their Management, Pushpa Soti, John A. Goolsby, and Alexis Racelis

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Soil biotic and abiotic conditions negate invasive species performance in native habitat, Pushpa Soti, Matthew Purcell, and Krish Jayachandran

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Efficiency of using electric toothbrush as an alternative to a tuning fork for artificial buzz pollination is independent of instrument buzzing frequency, Mandeep Tayal, Jesus Chavana, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Cascading effects of polyphenol-rich purple corn pericarp extract on pupal, adult, and offspring of tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta L.), Mandeep Tayal, Pavel Somavat, Isabella Rodriguez, Leilani Martinez, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Polyphenol-Rich Purple Corn Pericarp Extract Adversely Impacts Herbivore Growth and Development, Mandeep Tayal, Pavel Somavat, Isabella Rodriguez, Tina Thomas, Bradley Christoffersen, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Development and testing of artificial membranes for rearing of Rhipicephalus microplus, the Southern Cattle Fever Tick, Ann T. Vacek, John A. Goolsby, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Positional cloning and characterization of the papaya diminutive mutant reveal a truncating mutation in the CpMMS19 gene, Ying Wang, Ratnesh Singh, Eric Tong, Min Tang, Liwei Zheng, Hongkun Fang, Ruoyu Li, Lin Guo, Jinjin Song, and Jorge A. Trujillo

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Small-molecule activation of lysosomal TRP channels ameliorates Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mouse models, Lu Yu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yexin Yang, Dan Li, Kaiyuan Tang, Zifan Zhao, Wanwan He, Ce Wang, and Nirakar Sahoo

Submissions from 2019

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Culturing embryonic cells from the parthenogenetic clonal marble crayfish Marmorkrebs Procambarus virginalis Lyko, 2017 (Decapoda: Astacidea: Cambaridae), Heriberto DeLeon III, Juan Garcia Jr., Dionn Carlo Silva, Oscar Quintanilla, Zen Faulkes, and John M. Thomas III

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Individual-Based Modeling of Amazon Forests Suggests That Climate Controls Productivity While Traits Control Demography, Sophie Fauset, Manuel Gloor, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Oliver L. Phillips, Gregory P. Asner, Timothy R. Baker, Lisa Patrick Bentley, Roel J. W. Brienen, Bradley Christoffersen, and John del Aguila-Pasquel

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The Convolvulaceae family in the municipality of Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Estefania Guadalupe Fernandez-Puga, Arturo Mora-Olivo, Andrew McDonald, and Edilia De La Rosa-Manzano

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A new species of stygobitic snail in the genus Antrorbis Hershler & Thompson, 1990 (Gastropoda, Cochliopidae) from the Appalachian Valley and Ridge of eastern Tennessee, USA, Nichlas S. Gladstone, Kathryn E. Perez, Evelyn B. Pieper, Evin T. Carter, K. L. Dooley, Nathaniel F. Shoobs, Annette S. Engel, and Matthew L. Niemiller

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Development of a remotely activated field sprayer and evaluation of temperature and aeration on the longevity of Steinernema riobrave entomopathogenic nematodes for treatment of cattle fever tick-infested nilgai, John A. Goolsby, Diana Cantu, Alejandro Vasquez, and Alexis Racelis

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Rapid Identification of Phospholipase A2 Transcripts from Snake Venoms, Ying Jia, Pablo Olvera, Frida Rangel, Bianca Mendez, and Samir Reddy

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High-resolution melt (HRM) analysis for detection of SNPs associated with pyrethroid resistance in the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae), Guilherme M. Klafke, Robert J. Miller, Jason P. Tidwell, Donald B. Thomas, Daniela Sanchez, Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo, and Adalberto A. Perez de Leon

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Identification of key parameters controlling demographically structured vegetation dynamics in a land surface model: CLM4.5(FATES), Elias C. Massoud, Chonggang Xu, Rosie A. Fisher, Ryan G. Knox, Anthony P. Walker, Shawn P. Serbin, Bradley O. Christoffersen, Jennifer A. Holm, Lara M. Kueppers, and Daniel M. Ricciuto

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Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient, Viktoriia Radchuk, Thomas Reed, Céline Teplitsky, Martijn van de Pol, Anne Charmantier, Christopher Hassall, Peter Adamík, Frank Adriaensen, Markus P. Ahola, and Karl S. Berg

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Incidence of the Brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and its parasitoid, Ixodiphagus hookeri on dogs in South Texas, Alejandro Vasquez, John A. Goolsby, Ann T. Vacek, Alexis Racelis, and Rupesh R. Kariyat

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Rapamycin directly activates lysosomal mucolipin TRP channels independent of mTOR, Xiaoli Zhang, Wei Chen, Qiong Gao, Junsheng Yang, Xueni Yan, Han Zhao, Lin Su, Meimei Yang, Chenlang Gao, and Nirakar Sahoo

Submissions from 2018

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Prohibiting Pet Crayfish Does Not Consistently Reduce Their Availability Online, Zen Faulkes

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Resolving authorship disputes by mediation and arbitration, Zen Faulkes

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Oxidative insults disrupt OPA1-mediated mitochondrial dynamics in cultured mammalian cells, Iraselia Garcia, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, Alma Lopez, Megan Keniry, and Robert Gilkerson

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A Disturbance in the Force: Cellular Stress Sensing by the Mitochondrial Network, Robert Gilkerson

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Fungal Endophytes in Knock Out Rose and Performance Effects of Entomopathogens on Marigold and Zinnia, Kevin M. Heinz, Polly A. Harding, Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos, Heather Hernandez, Peter C. Krauter, and Gregory A. Sword

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Field data on plant growth and insect damage on the noxious weed Solanum eleaegnifolium in an unexplored native range, Rupesh R. Kariyat and Jesus Chavana

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Leaf trichomes affect caterpillar feeding in an instar-specific manner, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Sean B. Hardison, Aisling B. Ryan, Andrew G. Stephenson, Consuelo M. De Moraes, and Mark C. Mescher

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A Comparison of Salinity Effects from Hurricanes Dolly (2008) and Alex (2010) in a Texas Lagoon System, Joseph L. Kowalski, Hudson R. DeYoe, Gilbert H. Boza Jr., Donald L. Hockaday, and Paul V. Zimba

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Population Dynamics of Off-Host Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Larvae in Response to Habitat and Seasonality in South Texas, Brenda Leal, Donald B. Thomas, and Robert K. Dearth

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Biotic and abiotic factors influencing infestation levels of the arundo leafminer, Lasioptera donacis, in its native range in Mediterranean Europe, Madeline Marshall, John A. Goolsby, Ann T. Vacek, and Alexis Racelis

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Influences of Egyptian Lotus Symbolism and Ritualistic Practices on Sacral Tree Worship in the Fertile Crescent from 1500 BCE to 200 CE, Andrew J. McDonald

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Status Update on the Threat of Babesiosis Returning to the United States, Jason Tidwell, Christopher Vitek, Donald B. Thomas, and John M. Thomas

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A protocol for custom CRISPR Cas9 donor vector construction to truncate genes in mammalian cells using pcDNA3 backbone, Neftali Vasquez, Lilia Sanchez, Rebecca Marks, Eduardo Martinez, Victor Fanniel, Alma Lopez, Andrea Salinas, Itzel Flores, Jesse Hirshmann, Robert Gilkerson, Erin Schuenzel, Robert Dearth, Reginald Halaby, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, and Megan Keniry

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Isolation of Enteric Glial Cells from the Submucosa and Lamina Propria of the Adult Mouse, Zhen Wang, Ramon Ocadiz-Ruiz, Sinju Sundaresan, Lin Ding, Michael Hayes, Nirakar Sahoo, Haoxing Xu, and Juanita L. Merchant

Submissions from 2017

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Fish Oil with Higher DHA Content and Voluntary Exercise Decreases Postmenopausal Bone Loss, Jameela Banu and Gabriel Fernandes

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Filtering Out Parasites: Sand Crabs (Lepidopa benedicti) Are Infected By More Parasites Than Sympatric Mole Crabs (Emerita benedicti), Zen Faulkes

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The phenology of sand crabs, Lepidopa benedicti (Decapoda: Albuneidae), Zen Faulkes

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CO-independent modification of K+ channels by tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer (CORM-2), Guido Gessner, Nirakar Sahoo, Sandip M. Swain, Gianna Hirth, Roland Schönherr, Ralf Mede, Matthias Westerhausen, Hans Henning Brewitz, Pascal Heimer, and Diana Imhof

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Survivorship and Growth Among Three Developmental Stages of Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) Seedlings in Southernmost Texas, Frank W. Judd, Kenneth R. Sunny, Robert I. Lonard, and Ruben A. Mazariegos

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The Biological Flora of Coastal Dunes and Wetlands: Avicennia germinans (L.) L., Robert I. Lonard, Frank W. Judd, Kenneth R. Summy, Hudson R. DeYoe, and Richard Stalter

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Resaca supports range expansion of invasive apple snails (Pomacea maculata Perry, 1810; Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae) to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Kathryn E. Perez, Victoria Garcia Gamboa, Caitlin M. Schneider, and Romi L. Burks

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Gastrin Induces Nuclear Export and Proteasomal Degradation of Menin in Enteric Glial Cells, Sinju Sundaresan, Cameron A. Meininger, Anthony J. Kang, Amanda L. Photenhauer, Michael M. Hayes, Nirakar Sahoo, Jolanda Lindenberg, Jolanta Grembecka, Tomasz Cierpicki, and Lin Ding

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Protective Effect of Anti-Phosphatidylserine Antibody in a Guinea Pig Model of Advanced Hemorrhagic Arenavirus Infection, John M. Thomas and Philip E. Thorpe

Submissions from 2016

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Diabetes and Physical Activity, Jameela Banu

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Subspecific and breeding status of the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas, Timothy Brush and Mark H. Conway

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Engaging Minority Students in Sustainable Bioenergy and Water Quality through an Education and Research Network, Krystel Castillo, Mauricio Cabrera-Rios, Michael W. Persans, and Hudson R. DeYoe

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MANGANESE-REDUCING BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES FROM A HYPERSALINE ESTUARY IN SOUTH TEXAS UNDER CONDITIONS OF CHANGING SALINITY, Omar R. Elizondo, Rebecca Vasquez Villarreal, Sonia Y. Del Rio, and Kristine L. Lowe

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Lack of interaction between ErbB2 and insulin receptor substrate signaling in breast cancer, Sarah M. Farabaugh, Bonita T. Chan, Xiaojiang Cui, Robert Dearth, and Adrian V. Lee

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A threshold of transmembrane potential is required for mitochondrial dynamic balance mediated by DRP1 and OMA1, Edith Jones, Norma Gaytan, Iraselia Garcia, Alan Herrera, Manuel Ramos, Divya Agarwala, Maahrose Rana, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, Erin Schuenzel, and Robert Gilkerson

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Flowering and seed production in the subtropical seagrass, Halodule wrightii (shoal grass), Joseph L. Kowalski and Hudson R. DeYoe

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Two complete mitochondrial genomes from Praticolella mexicana Perez, 2011 (Polygyridae) and gene order evolution in Helicoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda), Russell L. Minton, Marco A. Martinez Cruz, Mark L. Farman, and Kathryn E. Perez

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Beyond the Adaptationist Legacy: Updating Our Teaching to Include a Diversity of Evolutionary Mechanisms, Rebecca M. Price and Kathryn E. Perez

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Horticultural technique for rearing and redistribution of the sessile biological control agent, Rhizaspidiotus donacis on its host plant, Arundo donax, Joseph M. Villarreal, John A. Goolsby, Ann T. Vacek, Adalberto A. Perez de Leon, and Alexis Racelis

Submissions from 2015

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A bomb set to drop: parthenogenetic Marmorkrebs for sale in Ireland, a European location without non-indigenous crayfish, Zen Faulkes

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Long-term changes in seasonal fish assemblage dynamics in an adventitious desert stream, Seiji Miyazono and Christopher M. Taylor

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Ca2+/calmodulin regulates Kvβ1.1-mediated inactivation of voltage-gated K+ channels, Sandip M. Swain, Nirakar Sahoo, Sophie Dennhardt, Roland Schönherr, and Stefan H. Heinemann

Submissions from 2014

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Conservation genetics of cyprinid fishes in the upper Nueces River basin in central Texas, Evan W. Carson, Ashley H. Hanna, Gary P. Garrett, Robert J. Edwards, and John R. Gold

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Range extension of the macroalgae Anadyomene stellata (Wulf. In Jacquin) C. Agardh and re-appearance of Caulerpa sertularioides (S. G. Gmel.) M. Howe in the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas, Hudson R. DeYoe and Joseph L. Kowalski

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Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico–US border along the Rio Grande, Maria Dolores Esteve-Gassent, Adalberto A. Pérez de León, Dora Romero-Salas, Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo, Ramiro Patino, and John A. Goolsby

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Two Roads Converging: Mitochondria and Inflammatory Signaling, Robert Gilkerson and Luis Materon

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Differential response by bronzed cowbirds to songs of potential hosts in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Mary J. Janecka and Timothy Brush

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Metformin and erlotinib synergize to inhibit basal breast cancer, Ying-Ka Ingar Lau, Xing Du, Vinayak Rayannavar, Benjamin Hopkins, Jacquelyn Shaw, Eliana Bessler, Tiffany Thomas, Maira M. Pires, and Megan Keniry

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Analysis of high fat diet induced genes during mammary gland development: identifying role players in poor prognosis of breast cancer, Raquel C. Martinez-Chacin, Megan Keniry, and Robert Dearth

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Relationship between stream velocity & depth and snail size distribution & density of the balcones elimia, elimia comalensis (pilsbry, 1890) (gastropoda: pleuroceridae) in comal springs, texas, Kathryn E. Perez, Russell L. Minton, Scott A. Reese, and David M. Haye

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Environmental correlates of assemblages of fishes in the Tilostoc River of central Mexico, Juan Manuel Rivas-González, Felipe de Jesús Rodríguez-Romero, María de Lourdes Ruiz-Gómez, Diego Alfonso Viveros-Guardado, and Christopher M. Taylor

Submissions from 2013

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Factors shaping the ontogeny of vocal signals in a wild parrot, Karl S. Berg, Steven R. Beissinger, and Jack W. Bradbury

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Opportunistic Pathogenic Bacteria Colonize Thorns of Native Rio Grande Valley Plants, Felicia A. Charles, Sergio Cepeda, Andrew McDonald, and Kristine L. Lowe

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1 December 2013 Abundance and Size of Sand Crabs, Lepidopa benedicti (Decapoda: Albuneidae), In Southern Texas, Jessica H. Murph and Zen Faulkes