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Submissions from 2020

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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. Swaim, 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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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, and Mandeep Tayal

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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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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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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, Bradely 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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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, Bradely 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

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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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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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

Submissions from 2017

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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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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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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

Submissions from 2016

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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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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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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

Submissions from 2014

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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

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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Arthropod abundance and diversity in street trees of south Texas, USA, Alexis Racelis, Ann T. Vacek, Carol Goolsby, John Brush, and John A. Goolsby

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Mitigating Predatory Ants Promotes Establishment of Biological Control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine Zone, A. Velez-Bonner, W. L. A. Osbrink, D. W. Thomas, Kenneth R. Summy, A. T. Showler, A. Perez de Leon, and John A. Goolsby

Submissions from 2011

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A moderate elevation of circulating levels of IGF-I does not alter ErbB2 induced mammary tumorigenesis, Robert K. Dearth, Isere Kuiatse, Yu-Fen Wang, Lan Liao, Susan G. Hilsenbeck, Powel H. Brown, Jianming Xu, and Adrian V. Lee

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Techniques to Facilitate the Acquisition of Accurate Spectral Measurements and Multispectral Imagery of Plant Foliage Under Artificial Lighting Conditions, Yuridia Patricia Gandy, Ashish Mamachen, Adarsh Mamachen, Jonathan Lieman, Michael W. Persans, Jason Parsons, Elamin E. Ibrahim, James H. Everitt, Christopher R. Little, and Kenneth R. Summy

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Color Polymorphism of Sand Crabs, Lepidopa Benedicti (Decapoda: Anomura: Albuneidae), Unnam Nasir and Zen Faulkes

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Effects of Leaf Excision and Sample Storage Methods on Spectral Reflectance by Foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax, Kenneth R. Summy, Jonathan Lieman, Yuridia Patricia Gandy, Adarsh Mamachen, Ashish Mamachen, John A. Goolsby, and Patricia J. Moran

Submissions from 2010

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Parity-induced decrease in systemic growth hormone alters mammary gland signaling: A potential role in pregnancy protection from breast cancer, Robert K. Dearth, David A. Delgado, Jill K. Hiney, Thushangi Pathiraja, Steffi Oesterreich, Dan Medina, W. Les Dees, and Adrian V. Lee

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The spread of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish, Marmorkrebs (Procambarus sp.), in the North American pet trade, Zen Faulkes

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Are beaches' suitability as sand crab habitat affected by human recreation?, Jessica H. Murph and Zen Faulkes

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Common algogenic chemicals do not cause nociceptive responses in Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), Sakshi Puri and Zen Faulkes

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Do Decapod Crustaceans Have Nociceptors for Extreme pH?, Sakshi Puri and Zen Faulkes

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Factors Affecting the Spatial Distribution of Black Mangrove on the Dredged-Material or “Spoil” Islands in the Lower Laguna Madre of Texas, Violet Yeager, Kenneth R. Summy, Frank W. Judd, Robert I. Lonard, Ruben A. Mazariegos, James H. Everitt, Michael R. Heep, and Thomas Whelan

Submissions from 2009

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Spectral Reflectance and Digital Image Relations Among Five Aquatic Weeds, James H. Everitt, Kenneth R. Summy, and Chenghai Yang

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Assessing threat of introduction of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish Marmorkrebs into North American waters, Stephanie A. Jimenez and Zen Faulkes

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Establishment of a research colony of Marmorkrebs, a parthenogenetic crayfish species, Stephanie A. Jimenez and Zen Faulkes

Submissions from 2008

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Undergraduate Research: A Bridge to Graduate Education in Agricultural Biotechnology for Hispanics, Eliezer S. Louzada, Hilda Sonia de Rio, Allison J. Abell, Gerson Peltz, and Michael W. Persans

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Failure to replicate evidence of decapod crustacean nociception, Sakshi Puri and Zen Faulkes

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Using Color Infrared Imagery to Detect Sooty Mold and Fungal Pathogens of Glasshouse-propagated Plants, Kenneth R. Summy and Christopher R. Little

Submissions from 2007

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Compromised weaponry enhances crayfish tailflipping, Sandra Y. Espinoza and Zen Faulkes

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Sensory modulation of crustacean non-giant tailflipping, Sandra Y. Espinoza and Zen Faulkes

Submissions from 2006

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Roles of Intra-fruit Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Controlling Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Seed Development and Storage Reserve Deposition, J. Blasiak, Anxiu Kuang, Chakavak S. Farghangi, and M. E. Musgrave

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Loss of Escape-Related Giant Neurons in a Spiny Lobster, Panulirus Argus, Sandra Y. Espinoza, Lana Breen, Nisha Varghese, and Zen Faulkes

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Digging Mechanisms and Substrate Preferences of Shovel Nosed Lobsters, Ibacus peronii (Decapoda: Scyllaridae), Zen Faulkes

Submissions from 2005

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Ascidians of South Padre Island, Texas, with a Key to Species, Gretchen Lambert, Zen Faulkes, Charles C. Lambert, and Virginia L. Scofield

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Seed Storage Reserves and Glucosinolates in Brassica rapa L. Grown on the International Space Station, M. E. Musgrave, Anxiu Kuang, L. K. Tuominen, L. H. Levine, and R. C. Morrow

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Effects of oxidative stress on Ascidia interrupta embryogenesis, Anna Stwora, Virginia L. Scofield, and Zen Faulkes

Submissions from 2004

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Evaluation of Artificial Lighting Sources for the Acquisition of Color Infrared Imagery Under Glasshouse Conditions, Kenneth R. Summy, Christopher R. Little, Ruben A. Mazariegos, Diana Lee Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, Jeri Carter, Shireen Yousef, and Robert Valdez

Submissions from 2003

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An Overview of Aircraft Remote Sensing in Integrated Pest Management, James H. Everitt, Kenneth R. Summy, D. E. Escobar, and M. R. Davis

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Cissus sicyoides C. Linnaeus (Vitaceae), a Potential Exotic Pest in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, J. V. French, Robert I. Lonard, and James H. Everitt

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Synthetic Lethal Analysis Implicates Ste20p, a p21- activated Protein Kinase, in Polarisome Activation, April S. Goehring, David A. Mitchell, Amy Hin Yan Tong, Megan Keniry, Charles Boone, and George F. Sprague Jr.

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Detecting Stress in Glasshouse Plants Using Color Infrared Imagery: A Potential New Application for Remote Sensing, Kenneth R. Summy, Christopher R. Little, Ruben A. Mazariegos, James H. Everitt, M. R. Davis, J. V. French, and A. W. Scott Jr.

Submissions from 2002

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Parallelism in digging behaviour in two distantly related decapod crustaceans, Zen Faulkes