Kevin J McGraw

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Differential effects of endoparasitism on the expression of carotenoid- and melanin-based ornamental coloration
    K J McGraw
    Department of Biological Sciences and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, 36849, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1525-31. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Multiple UV reflectance peaks in the iridescent neck feathers of pigeons
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 91:125-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids, immunocompetence, and the information content of sexual colors: an experimental test
    Kevin J McGraw
    1 Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 162:704-12. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Lutein-based plumage coloration in songbirds is a consequence of selective pigment incorporation into feathers
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 135:689-96. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Different colors reveal different information: how nutritional stress affects the expression of melanin- and structurally based ornamental plumage
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:3747-55. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Anhydrolutein in the zebra finch: a new, metabolically derived carotenoid in birds
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 132:811-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of dietary carotenoid access on sexual dichromatism and plumage pigment composition in the American goldfinch
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 131:261-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of carotenoid acquisition and utilization on the maintenance of species-typical plumage pigmentation in male American goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) and northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    K J McGraw
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 74:843-52. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Differential accumulation and pigmenting ability of dietary carotenoids in colorful finches
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:484-91. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex steroid dependence of carotenoid-based coloration in female zebra finches
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Physiol Behav 88:347-52. 2006

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Differential effects of endoparasitism on the expression of carotenoid- and melanin-based ornamental coloration
    K J McGraw
    Department of Biological Sciences and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, 36849, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1525-31. 2000
    ..These findings provide the most robust empirical support to date for the notion that carotenoid and melanin ornaments reveal different information to conspecifics...
  2. ncbi request reprint Multiple UV reflectance peaks in the iridescent neck feathers of pigeons
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 91:125-9. 2004
    ..Such elaborate UV coloration suggests that birds may use an even more complex and 'hidden' UV signaling system than previously thought...
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids, immunocompetence, and the information content of sexual colors: an experimental test
    Kevin J McGraw
    1 Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 162:704-12. 2003
    ..These experimental findings suggest that carotenoid-based color signals in birds may directly signal male health via the immunostimulatory action of ingested and circulated carotenoid pigments...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lutein-based plumage coloration in songbirds is a consequence of selective pigment incorporation into feathers
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 135:689-96. 2003
    ..trichas and D. petechia and again detected both lutein and zeaxanthin. This suggests that selective lutein incorporation in feathers is under local control at the maturing feather follicle...
  5. ncbi request reprint Different colors reveal different information: how nutritional stress affects the expression of melanin- and structurally based ornamental plumage
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:3747-55. 2002
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  6. ncbi request reprint Anhydrolutein in the zebra finch: a new, metabolically derived carotenoid in birds
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 132:811-8. 2002
    ..These results suggest that zebra finches metabolically derive anhydrolutein from dietary sources of lutein. The production site and physiological function of anhydrolutein have yet to be determined...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of dietary carotenoid access on sexual dichromatism and plumage pigment composition in the American goldfinch
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 131:261-9. 2002
    ..g. absorb, transport, metabolize, deposit) carotenoid pigments available to them in the diet...
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of carotenoid acquisition and utilization on the maintenance of species-typical plumage pigmentation in male American goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) and northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    K J McGraw
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 74:843-52. 2001
    ..We also found that northern cardinals grew pale red feathers in the absence of red dietary pigments, indicating that their ability to metabolize yellow carotenoids in the diet contributes to the bright red plumage that they display...
  9. ncbi request reprint Differential accumulation and pigmenting ability of dietary carotenoids in colorful finches
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:484-91. 2004
    ..Collectively, these results demonstrate that zeaxanthin is preferentially accumulated in the body and serves as a more potent substrate for pigmentation than lutein in these finches...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex steroid dependence of carotenoid-based coloration in female zebra finches
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Physiol Behav 88:347-52. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint Carotenoid supplementation and GnRH challenges influence female endocrine physiology, immune function, and egg-yolk characteristics in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
    Susana I Peluc
    Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 58102, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 182:687-702. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint How dewlap color reflects its carotenoid and pterin content in male and female brown anoles (Norops sagrei)
    John E Steffen
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 5407, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 154:334-40. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate that sexes differ in how pigment classes influence dewlap spectral variation, but also that there may be other aspects of the integument not measured here that also influence dewlap color...
  13. ncbi request reprint A novel lipoprotein-mediated mechanism controlling sexual attractiveness in a colorful songbird
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14583, USA
    Physiol Behav 87:103-8. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the production of circulating lipoproteins critically regulates the development of a colorful sexually selected trait in zebra finches...
  14. pmc Do carotenoids buffer testosterone-induced immunosuppression? An experimental test in a colourful songbird
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 3:375-8. 2007
    ..Our findings highlight a nutrient-specific mechanism by which animals escape high immune costs of T elevation and thus can still elevate ornamentation...
  15. pmc Distribution of unique red feather pigments in parrots
    Kevin J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 1:38-43. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint The evolution of carotenoid coloration in estrildid finches: a biochemical analysis
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 139:45-51. 2004
    ..g., in the Poephilini), suggesting that the occurrence of carotenoid metabolism can be labile and is likely shaped by the relative costs and benefits of color signaling across different species...
  17. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid pigments and the selectivity of psittacofulvin-based coloration systems in parrots
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 138:229-33. 2004
    ..As there is no evidence of psittacofulvins in parrot blood at the tune of feather growth, we presume that these pigments are locally synthesized by growing feathers within the follicular tissue...
  18. ncbi request reprint Contributions of pterin and carotenoid pigments to dewlap coloration in two anole species
    John E Steffen
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 146:42-6. 2007
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  19. doi request reprint Circulating carotenoid concentrations are positively correlated with later clutch initiation in Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
    Rebecca S Heiss
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 315:101-10. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Dynamic paternity allocation as a function of male plumage color in barn swallows
    R J Safran
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 309:2210-2. 2005
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  21. ncbi request reprint Maternally derived carotenoid pigments affect offspring survival, sex ratio, and sexual attractiveness in a colorful songbird
    K J McGraw
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 92:375-80. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Modified saponification and HPLC methods for analyzing carotenoids from the retina of quail: implications for its use as a nonprimate model species
    Matthew B Toomey
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 4501, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:3976-82. 2007
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  23. pmc An experimental test of the contributions and condition dependence of microstructure and carotenoids in yellow plumage coloration
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Science Division, University of California, 137 Mulford Hall 3114, Berkeley, CA 94720 3114, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2985-91. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Animal coloration: sexy spider scales
    Lisa A Taylor
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R592-3. 2007
    ..A recent microscopic study on a jumping spider from Singapore shows that three-layered 'scale sandwiches' of chitin and air are responsible for producing their brilliant iridescent body coloration...
  25. ncbi request reprint A description of unique fluorescent yellow pigments in penguin feathers
    Kevin J McGraw
    Pigment Cell Res 20:301-4. 2007
  26. doi request reprint Sexual signal exaggeration affects physiological state in male barn swallows
    Rebecca J Safran
    Curr Biol 18:R461-2. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Interspecific associations between circulating antioxidant levels and life-history variation in birds
    Alan A Cohen
    Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri 63121, USA
    Am Nat 172:178-93. 2008
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  28. ncbi request reprint Melanin, nutrition, and the lion's mane
    Geoffrey E Hill
    Science 299:660; author reply 660. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Sex-biased hatching order and adaptive population divergence in a passerine bird
    Alexander V Badyaev
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Science 295:316-8. 2002
    ..These strong parental effects may have facilitated the rapid adaptive divergence among populations of house finches...