Christopher C Austin

Summary

Affiliation: Idaho State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parasites in a biodiversity hotspot: a survey of hematozoa and a molecular phylogenetic analysis of Plasmodium in New Guinea skinks
    Christopher C Austin
    Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    J Parasitol 92:770-7. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Phylogeny and phylogeography of Mantophryne (Anura: Microhylidae) reveals cryptic diversity in New Guinea
    Lauren A Oliver
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 67:600-7. 2013
  3. pmc Ecological guild evolution and the discovery of the world's smallest vertebrate
    Eric N Rittmeyer
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e29797. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Phylogeny, historical biogeography and body size evolution in Pacific Island Crocodile skinks Tribolonotus (Squamata; Scincidae)
    Christopher C Austin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 3216, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:227-36. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The combined effects of rivers and refugia generate extreme cryptic fragmentation within the common ground skink (scincella lateralis)
    Nathan D Jackson
    Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Evolution 64:409-28. 2010
  6. pmc Testing the role of meander cutoff in promoting gene flow across a riverine barrier in ground skinks (Scincella lateralis)
    Nathan D Jackson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62812. 2013
  7. doi request reprint The effects of sampling on delimiting species from multi-locus sequence data
    Eric N Rittmeyer
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 65:451-63. 2012
  8. pmc Comparative mitochondrial genomics of snakes: extraordinary substitution rate dynamics and functionality of the duplicate control region
    Zhi J Jiang
    Department of Biological Sciences, Biological Computation and Visualization Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 7:123. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:1151-66. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of diprotodontian marsupials based on complete mitochondrial genomes
    Maruo Munemasa
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 81:181-91. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Parasites in a biodiversity hotspot: a survey of hematozoa and a molecular phylogenetic analysis of Plasmodium in New Guinea skinks
    Christopher C Austin
    Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    J Parasitol 92:770-7. 2006
    ..and only 2 had any blood parasites. These preliminary results suggest a high degree of phylogenetic diversity but a very low prevalence of Plasmodium spp. infections in the skinks of this globally important biodiversity hot spot...
  2. doi request reprint Phylogeny and phylogeography of Mantophryne (Anura: Microhylidae) reveals cryptic diversity in New Guinea
    Lauren A Oliver
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 67:600-7. 2013
    ..Biogeographic analysis suggests that Mantophryne evolved on the eastern Papuan peninsula with subsequent dispersal westward, as well as overwater dispersal events to the Louisiade and D'Entrecasteaux archipelagos...
  3. pmc Ecological guild evolution and the discovery of the world's smallest vertebrate
    Eric N Rittmeyer
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e29797. 2012
    ..This discovery highlights intriguing ecological similarities among the numerous independent origins of diminutive anurans, suggesting that minute frogs are not mere oddities, but represent a previously unrecognized ecological guild...
  4. doi request reprint Phylogeny, historical biogeography and body size evolution in Pacific Island Crocodile skinks Tribolonotus (Squamata; Scincidae)
    Christopher C Austin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 3216, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:227-36. 2010
    ..gracilis and T. novaeguineae), best explains the evolution of body size in the genus Tribolonotus...
  5. doi request reprint The combined effects of rivers and refugia generate extreme cryptic fragmentation within the common ground skink (scincella lateralis)
    Nathan D Jackson
    Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Evolution 64:409-28. 2010
    ..Diversification due to rivers is likely a special case, contingent upon other environmental or biological factors that reinforce riverine barrier effects...
  6. pmc Testing the role of meander cutoff in promoting gene flow across a riverine barrier in ground skinks (Scincella lateralis)
    Nathan D Jackson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62812. 2013
    ..Although a role for MLC-mediated gene flow was supported here for ground skinks, the transient nature of river channels and morphologies may limit the long-term importance of MLC in stemming population divergence across major rivers...
  7. doi request reprint The effects of sampling on delimiting species from multi-locus sequence data
    Eric N Rittmeyer
    Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 65:451-63. 2012
    ..g. SpeDeSTEM, Bayesian species delimitation), and other types of data (e.g. morphological, ecological, behavioral) be incorporated in conjunction with these methods in studies attempting to delimit species...
  8. pmc Comparative mitochondrial genomics of snakes: extraordinary substitution rate dynamics and functionality of the duplicate control region
    Zhi J Jiang
    Department of Biological Sciences, Biological Computation and Visualization Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 7:123. 2007
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  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis
    Sarah A Smith
    Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:1151-66. 2007
    ..4-40.74 million years old. Our results support the hypothesis that skinks colonized Tasmantis by over-water dispersal initially to New Caledonia, then to Lord Howe Island, and finally to New Zealand...
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of diprotodontian marsupials based on complete mitochondrial genomes
    Maruo Munemasa
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 81:181-91. 2006
    ..Our analysis of mitochondria amino acid sequence supports monophyly of Australian marsupials+Dromiciops and monophyly of Phalangerida. The close relatedness between Macropodidae and Phalangeridae is also weakly supported by our analysis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sauria SINEs: Novel short interspersed retroposable elements that are widespread in reptile genomes
    Oliver Piskurek
    Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta cho, Yokohama, 226 8501, Japan
    J Mol Evol 62:630-44. 2006
    ..This finding, along with the ubiquity of Bov-B LINEs previously demonstrated in squamate genomes, suggests that these LINEs have been an active partner of Sauria SINEs since this SINE family was generated more than 200 million years ago...
  12. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics of primary reptilian lineages and the tuatara mitochondrial genome
    Joshua S Rest
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:289-97. 2003
    ..We also report a unique configuration for the mitochondrial genome of Sphenodon, including two tRNA(Lys) copies and an absence of ND5, tRNA(His), and tRNA(Thr) genes...