S E Masta

Summary

Affiliation: San Francisco State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Spiders fluoresce variably across many taxa
    Kindra Andrews
    Department of Biology, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Biol Lett 3:265-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial sequence evolution in spiders: intraspecific variation in tRNAs lacking the TPsiC Arm
    S E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 17:1091-100. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of the jumping spider Habronattus pugillis (araneae: salticidae): recent vicariance of sky island populations?
    S E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    Evolution 54:1699-711. 2000
  4. pmc Sexual selection driving diversification in jumping spiders
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:4442-7. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics, hybridization, and phylogeography of the Bufo americanus complex in Eastern North America
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 24:302-14. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of the toad Bufo woodhousii: an empirical assessment of the effects of haplotype extinction on nested cladistic analysis
    S E Masta
    Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1541-54. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the spider Habronattus oregonensis reveals rearranged and extremely truncated tRNAs
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Walnut Creek, California, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:893-902. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Parallel evolution of truncated transfer RNA genes in arachnid mitochondrial genomes
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Biology, Portland State University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:949-59. 2008

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Publications8

  1. pmc Spiders fluoresce variably across many taxa
    Kindra Andrews
    Department of Biology, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Biol Lett 3:265-7. 2007
    ..Because many spiders fluoresce in wavelengths visible to their predators and prey (birds and insects), we propose that natural selection imposed by predator-prey interactions may drive the evolution of fluorescence in spiders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial sequence evolution in spiders: intraspecific variation in tRNAs lacking the TPsiC Arm
    S E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 17:1091-100. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of the jumping spider Habronattus pugillis (araneae: salticidae): recent vicariance of sky island populations?
    S E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    Evolution 54:1699-711. 2000
    ..These findings illustrate that use of any single paleontological dataset to calibrate molecular clocks can potentially greatly underestimate actual divergence times...
  4. pmc Sexual selection driving diversification in jumping spiders
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:4442-7. 2002
    ..Because these traits are apparent targets of female choice, the results indicate that sexual selection is driving divergence of phenotypes potentially crucial to the speciation process...
  5. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics, hybridization, and phylogeography of the Bufo americanus complex in Eastern North America
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 24:302-14. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of the toad Bufo woodhousii: an empirical assessment of the effects of haplotype extinction on nested cladistic analysis
    S E Masta
    Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1541-54. 2003
    ..We suggest using additional methods to look for congruent inferences, and amending the NCA inference key, to help avoid misinterpretations resulting from haplotype extinction...
  7. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the spider Habronattus oregonensis reveals rearranged and extremely truncated tRNAs
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Walnut Creek, California, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:893-902. 2004
    ..Such mechanisms may have allowed for the minimization of the spider mitochondrial genome...
  8. doi request reprint Parallel evolution of truncated transfer RNA genes in arachnid mitochondrial genomes
    Susan E Masta
    Department of Biology, Portland State University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:949-59. 2008
    ..Together, our data demonstrate variability in structural evolution among different tRNAs as well as evidence for parallel evolution of the loss of sequence coding for tRNA arms within an ancient and diverse group of animals...