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Alternative Transcription at Venom Genes and Its Role as a Complementary Mechanism for the Generation of Venom Complexity in the Common House Spider.

Haney RA, Matte T, Forsyth FS, Garb JE.

Front Ecol Evol. 2019 Apr;7. pii: 85. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00085.


The transcriptome of Darwin's bark spider silk glands predicts proteins contributing to dragline silk toughness.

Garb JE, Haney RA, Schwager EE, Gregorič M, Kuntner M, Agnarsson I, Blackledge TA.

Commun Biol. 2019 Jul 25;2:275. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0496-1. eCollection 2019.


Stichodactyla helianthus' de novo transcriptome assembly: Discovery of a new actinoporin isoform.

Rivera-de-Torre E, Martínez-Del-Pozo Á, Garb JE.

Toxicon. 2018 Aug;150:105-114. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.05.014. Epub 2018 May 19.


Recent progress and prospects for advancing arachnid genomics.

Garb JE, Sharma PP, Ayoub NA.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018 Feb;25:51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Nov 21. Review.


Evolutionary shifts in gene expression decoupled from gene duplication across functionally distinct spider silk glands.

Clarke TH, Garb JE, Haney RA, Chaw RC, Hayashi CY, Ayoub NA.

Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 21;7(1):8393. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07388-1.


Duplication and concerted evolution of MiSp-encoding genes underlie the material properties of minor ampullate silks of cobweb weaving spiders.

Vienneau-Hathaway JM, Brassfield ER, Lane AK, Collin MA, Correa-Garhwal SM, Clarke TH, Schwager EE, Garb JE, Hayashi CY, Ayoub NA.

BMC Evol Biol. 2017 Mar 14;17(1):78. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-0927-x.


House spider genome uncovers evolutionary shifts in the diversity and expression of black widow venom proteins associated with extreme toxicity.

Gendreau KL, Haney RA, Schwager EE, Wierschin T, Stanke M, Richards S, Garb JE.

BMC Genomics. 2017 Feb 16;18(1):178. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3551-7.


Effects of Gene Duplication, Positive Selection, and Shifts in Gene Expression on the Evolution of the Venom Gland Transcriptome in Widow Spiders.

Haney RA, Clarke TH, Gadgil R, Fitzpatrick R, Hayashi CY, Ayoub NA, Garb JE.

Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Jan 5;8(1):228-42. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv253.


Spider Transcriptomes Identify Ancient Large-Scale Gene Duplication Event Potentially Important in Silk Gland Evolution.

Clarke TH, Garb JE, Hayashi CY, Arensburger P, Ayoub NA.

Genome Biol Evol. 2015 Jun 8;7(7):1856-70. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv110.


Diverse formulas for spider dragline fibers demonstrated by molecular and mechanical characterization of spitting spider silk.

Correa-Garhwal SM, Garb JE.

Biomacromolecules. 2014 Dec 8;15(12):4598-605. doi: 10.1021/bm501409n. Epub 2014 Nov 7.


Gene structure, regulatory control, and evolution of black widow venom latrotoxins.

Bhere KV, Haney RA, Ayoub NA, Garb JE.

FEBS Lett. 2014 Nov 3;588(21):3891-7. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2014.08.034. Epub 2014 Sep 12.


Dramatic expansion of the black widow toxin arsenal uncovered by multi-tissue transcriptomics and venom proteomics.

Haney RA, Ayoub NA, Clarke TH, Hayashi CY, Garb JE.

BMC Genomics. 2014 Jun 11;15:366. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-366.


Multi-tissue transcriptomics of the black widow spider reveals expansions, co-options, and functional processes of the silk gland gene toolkit.

Clarke TH, Garb JE, Hayashi CY, Haney RA, Lancaster AK, Corbett S, Ayoub NA.

BMC Genomics. 2014 May 23;15:365. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-365.


Recruitment and diversification of an ecdysozoan family of neuropeptide hormones for black widow spider venom expression.

McCowan C, Garb JE.

Gene. 2014 Feb 25;536(2):366-75. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.11.054. Epub 2013 Dec 5.


Spit and venom from scytodes spiders: a diverse and distinct cocktail.

Zobel-Thropp PA, Correa SM, Garb JE, Binford GJ.

J Proteome Res. 2014 Feb 7;13(2):817-35. doi: 10.1021/pr400875s. Epub 2013 Dec 18.


Molecular evolution of α-latrotoxin, the exceptionally potent vertebrate neurotoxin in black widow spider venom.

Garb JE, Hayashi CY.

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 May;30(5):999-1014. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst011. Epub 2013 Jan 21.


Ancient properties of spider silks revealed by the complete gene sequence of the prey-wrapping silk protein (AcSp1).

Ayoub NA, Garb JE, Kuelbs A, Hayashi CY.

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Mar;30(3):589-601. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss254. Epub 2012 Nov 15.


Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes.

Starrett J, Garb JE, Kuelbs A, Azubuike UO, Hayashi CY.

PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38084. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038084. Epub 2012 Jun 22.


Untangling spider silk evolution with spidroin terminal domains.

Garb JE, Ayoub NA, Hayashi CY.

BMC Evol Biol. 2010 Aug 9;10:243. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-243.


Diversity despite dispersal: colonization history and phylogeography of Hawaiian crab spiders inferred from multilocus genetic data.

Garb JE, Gillespie RG.

Mol Ecol. 2009 Apr;18(8):1746-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04125.x. Epub 2009 Mar 19.


Characterization of silk spun by the embiopteran, Antipaluria urichi.

Collin MA, Garb JE, Edgerly JS, Hayashi CY.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2009 Feb;39(2):75-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2008.10.004. Epub 2008 Oct 21.


Actin 5C, a promising nuclear gene for spider phylogenetics.

Vink CJ, Hedin M, Bodner MR, Maddison WP, Hayashi CY, Garb JE.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Jul;48(1):377-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.03.003. Epub 2008 Mar 13. No abstract available.


Expansion and intragenic homogenization of spider silk genes since the Triassic: evidence from Mygalomorphae (tarantulas and their kin) spidroins.

Garb JE, DiMauro T, Lewis RV, Hayashi CY.

Mol Biol Evol. 2007 Nov;24(11):2454-64. Epub 2007 Aug 29.


Blueprint for a high-performance biomaterial: full-length spider dragline silk genes.

Ayoub NA, Garb JE, Tinghitella RM, Collin MA, Hayashi CY.

PLoS One. 2007 Jun 13;2(6):e514.


Silk genes support the single origin of orb webs.

Garb JE, Dimauro T, Vo V, Hayashi CY.

Science. 2006 Jun 23;312(5781):1762.


Modular evolution of egg case silk genes across orb-weaving spider superfamilies.

Garb JE, Hayashi CY.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 9;102(32):11379-84. Epub 2005 Aug 1.


The black widow spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae): phylogeny, biogeography, and invasion history.

Garb JE, González A, Gillespie RG.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004 Jun;31(3):1127-42.


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