Kyle Summers

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Affiliation: East Carolina University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Visual mate choice in poison frogs
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2141-5. 1999
  2. pmc The evolution of parental care and egg size: a comparative analysis in frogs
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:687-92. 2006
  3. pmc Cadherins in maternal-foetal interactions: red queen with a green beard?
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 4353, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:643-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Parasitic exploitation as an engine of diversity
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 78:639-75. 2003
  5. pmc Convergent evolution of bright coloration and toxicity in frogs
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:12533-4. 2003
  6. pmc The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae)
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:6227-32. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Intragenomic conflict and cancer
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Med Hypotheses 59:170-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Iron, infection and the evolutionary ecology of heart disease
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Med Hypotheses 56:687-90. 2001
  9. doi request reprint A key ecological trait drove the evolution of biparental care and monogamy in an amphibian
    Jason L Brown
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Am Nat 175:436-46. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of the prostate cancer susceptibility locus RNASEL: evidence for positive selection
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 8:297-301. 2008

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  1. pmc Visual mate choice in poison frogs
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2141-5. 1999
    ..These results indicate that female D. pumilio use visual cues in mate choice, and suggest that colour may be the visual cue they use...
  2. pmc The evolution of parental care and egg size: a comparative analysis in frogs
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:687-92. 2006
    ..We discuss the relevance of our results to previous hypotheses concerning the evolution of parental care and egg size...
  3. pmc Cadherins in maternal-foetal interactions: red queen with a green beard?
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 4353, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:643-9. 2005
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  4. ncbi request reprint Parasitic exploitation as an engine of diversity
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 78:639-75. 2003
    ..We conclude by discussing some of the issues raised by comparing the effect of parasitic exploitation on polymorphism and speciation in different contexts...
  5. pmc Convergent evolution of bright coloration and toxicity in frogs
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:12533-4. 2003
  6. pmc The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae)
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:6227-32. 2001
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that coloration in this group is aposematic...
  7. ncbi request reprint Intragenomic conflict and cancer
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Med Hypotheses 59:170-9. 2002
    ..We discuss several types of intragenomic conflict that are associated with various forms of cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Iron, infection and the evolutionary ecology of heart disease
    K Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Med Hypotheses 56:687-90. 2001
    ..Here it is proposed that the influence of iron levels on the persistence, pervasiveness and intensity of bacterial infections may play an important role in the development of coronary heart disease...
  9. doi request reprint A key ecological trait drove the evolution of biparental care and monogamy in an amphibian
    Jason L Brown
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Am Nat 175:436-46. 2010
    ..In total, this evidence constitutes the most complete documentation to date that a single ecological factor drove the evolution of biparental care and genetic and social monogamy in an animal...
  10. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of the prostate cancer susceptibility locus RNASEL: evidence for positive selection
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 8:297-301. 2008
    ..In turn, genetic variation associated with this apparent coevolution may influence susceptibility to prostate cancer...
  11. pmc Tactical reproductive parasitism via larval cannibalism in Peruvian poison frogs
    Jason L Brown
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Biol Lett 5:148-51. 2009
    ..A pool choice experiment in the field demonstrated that males carrying tadpoles prefer to place them in pools with embryos, facilitating reproductive parasitism via cannibalism...
  12. doi request reprint Divergence in parental care, habitat selection and larval life history between two species of Peruvian poison frogs: an experimental analysis
    J L Brown
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    J Evol Biol 21:1534-43. 2008
    ..Our results illustrate the intimate connection between breeding pool ecology, parental care and mating strategies in Peruvian poison frogs...
  13. pmc Phenotypic and Genetic Divergence among Poison Frog Populations in a Mimetic Radiation
    Evan Twomey
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e55443. 2013
    ..We discuss possible explanations for these observations...
  14. ncbi request reprint The androgen receptor and prostate cancer: a role for sexual selection and sexual conflict?
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Med Hypotheses 70:435-43. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Xmrks the spot: life history tradeoffs, sexual selection and the evolutionary ecology of oncogenesis
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:3022-4. 2010
    ..2010). An intriguing example in this issue of Molecular Ecology (Fernandez & Bowser 2010) demonstrates that both natural and sexual selection may favour melanoma-promoting oncogene alleles in the fish genus Xiphophorus...
  16. ncbi request reprint Alkaloid defenses of co-mimics in a putative Müllerian mimetic radiation
    Adam Mm Stuckert
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, 1000 E, Fifth St, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 14:76. 2014
    ..In order to investigate chemical defenses in this system, a key prediction of Müllerian mimicry, we analyzed the alkaloids of both models and mimics from four allopatric populations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Divergent patterns of selection on the DAB and DXB MHC class II loci in Xiphophorus fishes
    Kyle Summers
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Genetica 135:379-90. 2009
    ..The simulations revealed that the elevated rate could be caused by an interaction between positive selection and codon bias...
  18. pmc Evidence for acquisition of virulence effectors in pathogenic chytrids
    Guiling Sun
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:195. 2011
    ..This is particularly perplexing because Bd was only recently discovered in 1999 and no chytrid fungus had previously been identified as a vertebrate pathogen...
  19. ncbi request reprint Genetic divergence and speciation in lowland and montane peruvian poison frogs
    Jennifer L Roberts
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:149-64. 2006
    ..This suggests a role for selection in the divergence of coloration among populations and species...
  20. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics and phylogeography of Amazonian poison frogs of the genus Dendrobates
    R Symula
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:452-75. 2003
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  21. pmc Molecular phylogenetic evidence for a mimetic radiation in Peruvian poison frogs supports a Müllerian mimicry hypothesis
    R Symula
    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:2415-21. 2001
    ..To our knowledge, these results provide the first evidence for a Müllerian mimetic radiation in amphibians in which a single species mimics different sympatric species in different geographical regions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific views of color signals in the strawberry poison frog Dendrobates pumilio
    Afsheen Siddiqi
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:2471-85. 2004
    ..Our results indicate that the colors displayed by the various color morphs of D. pumilio are effective signals both to conspecifics and to a model predator...
  23. pmc Adaptive evolution of genes underlying schizophrenia
    Bernard Crespi
    Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2801-10. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Positive selection in the evolution of cancer
    Bernard J Crespi
    Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1 S6 Canada
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 81:407-24. 2006
    ..These results have important implications for understanding the evolutionary underpinnings of cancer and the dynamics of antagonistically-coevolving molecular systems...