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Males, Outcrossing, and Sexual Selection in Caenorhabditis Nematodes.

Cutter AD, Morran LT, Phillips PC.

Genetics. 2019 Sep;213(1):27-57. doi: 10.1534/genetics.119.300244.


Evolution of increased virulence is associated with decreased spite in the insect-pathogenic bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila.

Bhattacharya A, Toro Díaz VC, Morran LT, Bashey F.

Biol Lett. 2019 Aug 30;15(8):20190432. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0432. Epub 2019 Aug 28.


Dauer life stage of Caenorhabditis elegans induces elevated levels of defense against the parasite Serratia marcescens.

White PS, Penley MJ, Tierney ARP, Soper DM, Morran LT.

Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 9;9(1):11575. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47969-w.


Rapid change in host specificity in a field population of the biological control organism Pasteuria penetrans.

Liu C, Gibson AK, Timper P, Morran LT, Tubbs RS.

Evol Appl. 2018 Dec 31;12(4):744-756. doi: 10.1111/eva.12750. eCollection 2019 Apr.


The effects of Bacillus subtilis on Caenorhabditis elegans fitness after heat stress.

Hoang KL, Gerardo NM, Morran LT.

Ecol Evol. 2019 Feb 18;9(6):3491-3499. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4983. eCollection 2019 Mar.


Sex and Mitonuclear Adaptation in Experimental Caenorhabditis elegans Populations.

Wernick RI, Christy SF, Howe DK, Sullins JA, Ramirez JF, Sare M, Penley MJ, Morran LT, Denver DR, Estes S.

Genetics. 2019 Mar;211(3):1045-1058. doi: 10.1534/genetics.119.301935. Epub 2019 Jan 22.


Larviciding Culex spp. (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations in Catch Basins and Its Impact on West Nile Virus Transmission in Urban Parks in Atlanta, GA.

McMillan JR, Blakney RA, Mead DG, Coker SM, Morran LT, Waller LA, Kitron U, Vazquez-Prokopec GM.

J Med Entomol. 2019 Jan 8;56(1):222-232. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy174.


No measurable fitness cost to experimentally evolved host defence in the Caenorhabditis elegans-Serratia marcescens host-parasite system.

Penley MJ, Greenberg AB, Khalid A, Namburar SR, Morran LT.

J Evol Biol. 2018 Dec;31(12):1976-1981. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13372. Epub 2018 Sep 25.


Turnover in local parasite populations temporarily favors host outcrossing over self-fertilization during experimental evolution.

Lynch ZR, Penley MJ, Morran LT.

Ecol Evol. 2018 Jun 11;8(13):6652-6662. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4150. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Restoration of pyrethroid susceptibility in a highly resistant Aedes aegypti population.

Grossman MK, Uc-Puc V, Rodriguez J, Cutler DJ, Morran LT, Manrique-Saide P, Vazquez-Prokopec GM.

Biol Lett. 2018 Jun;14(6). pii: 20180022. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0022.


Evolution of Caenorhabditis elegans host defense under selection by the bacterial parasite Serratia marcescens.

Penley MJ, Ha GT, Morran LT.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 9;12(8):e0181913. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181913. eCollection 2017.


Ethanol confers differential protection against generalist and specialist parasitoids of Drosophila melanogaster.

Lynch ZR, Schlenke TA, Morran LT, de Roode JC.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 12;12(7):e0180182. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180182. eCollection 2017.


Host mating system and coevolutionary dynamics shape the evolution of parasite avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans host populations.

Penley MJ, Morran LT.

Parasitology. 2018 May;145(6):724-730. doi: 10.1017/S0031182017000804. Epub 2017 Jun 28.


Twitchin kinase inhibits muscle activity.

Matsunaga Y, Hwang H, Franke B, Williams R, Penley M, Qadota H, Yi H, Morran LT, Lu H, Mayans O, Benian GM.

Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jun 15;28(12):1591-1600. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E16-10-0707. Epub 2017 Apr 20.


Coevolutionary interactions with parasites constrain the spread of self-fertilization into outcrossing host populations.

Slowinski SP, Morran LT, Parrish RC 2nd, Cui ER, Bhattacharya A, Lively CM, Phillips PC.

Evolution. 2016 Nov;70(11):2632-2639. doi: 10.1111/evo.13048. Epub 2016 Sep 15.


Experimental Evolution as an Underutilized Tool for Studying Beneficial Animal-Microbe Interactions.

Hoang KL, Morran LT, Gerardo NM.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Sep 13;7:1444. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01444. eCollection 2016. Review.


The Integral Role of Genetic Variation in the Evolution of Outcrossing in the Caenorhabditis elegans-Serratia marcescens Host-Parasite System.

Parrish RC 2nd, Penley MJ, Morran LT.

PLoS One. 2016 Apr 27;11(4):e0154463. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154463. eCollection 2016.


Nematode-bacteria mutualism: Selection within the mutualism supersedes selection outside of the mutualism.

Morran LT, Penley MJ, Byrd VS, Meyer AJ, O'Sullivan TS, Bashey F, Goodrich-Blair H, Lively CM.

Evolution. 2016 Mar;70(3):687-95. doi: 10.1111/evo.12878. Epub 2016 Mar 2.


The evolution of reduced antagonism--A role for host-parasite coevolution.

Gibson AK, Stoy KS, Gelarden IA, Penley MJ, Lively CM, Morran LT.

Evolution. 2015 Nov;69(11):2820-30. doi: 10.1111/evo.12785. Epub 2015 Oct 13.


Experimental coevolution: rapid local adaptation by parasites depends on host mating system.

Morran LT, Parrish RC 2nd, Gelarden IA, Allen MB, Lively CM.

Am Nat. 2014 Aug;184 Suppl 1:S91-100. doi: 10.1086/676930. Epub 2014 Jul 17.


The ecology of sexual reproduction.

Lively CM, Morran LT.

J Evol Biol. 2014 Jul;27(7):1292-303. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12354. Epub 2014 Mar 12. Review.


Temporal dynamics of outcrossing and host mortality rates in host-pathogen experimental coevolution.

Morran LT, Parrish RC, Gelarden IA, Lively CM.

Evolution. 2013 Jul;67(7):1860-8. doi: 10.1111/evo.12007. Epub 2012 Dec 20.


Experimental evolution reveals antagonistic pleiotropy in reproductive timing but not life span in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Anderson JL, Reynolds RM, Morran LT, Tolman-Thompson J, Phillips PC.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Dec;66(12):1300-8. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glr143. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


Running with the Red Queen: host-parasite coevolution selects for biparental sex.

Morran LT, Schmidt OG, Gelarden IA, Parrish RC 2nd, Lively CM.

Science. 2011 Jul 8;333(6039):216-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1206360.


Purging deleterious mutations under self fertilization: paradoxical recovery in fitness with increasing mutation rate in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Morran LT, Ohdera AH, Phillips PC.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 31;5(12):e14473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014473.


Outcrossing and the maintenance of males within C. elegans populations.

Anderson JL, Morran LT, Phillips PC.

J Hered. 2010 Mar-Apr;101 Suppl 1:S62-74. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esq003. Epub 2010 Mar 8.


Mutation load and rapid adaptation favour outcrossing over self-fertilization.

Morran LT, Parmenter MD, Phillips PC.

Nature. 2009 Nov 19;462(7271):350-2. doi: 10.1038/nature08496. Epub 2009 Oct 21.


Sexual partners for the stressed: facultative outcrossing in the self-fertilizing nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

Morran LT, Cappy BJ, Anderson JL, Phillips PC.

Evolution. 2009 Jun;63(6):1473-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00652.x. Epub 2009 Feb 3.

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