Experts and Doctors on reproduction in Berkeley, California, United States


Locale: Berkeley, California, United States
Topic: reproduction

Top Publications

  1. Bonebrake T, Beissinger S. Predation and infanticide influence ideal free choice by a parrot occupying heterogeneous tropical habitats. Oecologia. 2010;163:385-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Parrotlets exhibited three characteristics fundamental to the IFD: habitat heterogeneity within and between local populations, reliable habitat cues to productivity, and active dispersal to sites of higher fitness. ..
  2. Tarwater C, Beissinger S. Opposing selection and environmental variation modify optimal timing of breeding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:15365-70 pubmed publisher
  3. Dettman J, Jacobson D, Turner E, Pringle A, Taylor J. Reproductive isolation and phylogenetic divergence in Neurospora: comparing methods of species recognition in a model eukaryote. Evolution. 2003;57:2721-41 pubmed
    ..We also observed sympatry-associated sexual dysfunction in interspecific crosses, which was consistent with the existence of reinforcement mechanisms. ..
  4. Matocq M. Reproductive success and effective population size in woodrats (Neotoma macrotis). Mol Ecol. 2004;13:1635-42 pubmed
    ..Estimates of neighbourhood size and patterns of recruitment to the study site suggest that immigration plays an important role in this population and may contribute to the maintenance of high levels of genetic diversity. ..
  5. Kirby H, Margulis L. Harold Kirby's symbionts of termites: karyomastigont reproduction and calonymphid taxonomy. Symbiosis. 1994;16:7-63 pubmed
    ..Although this extremely original and careful work was not finished when Kirby died suddenly in 1952, I deemed it important and complete enough to finally publish it so that it would not be lost to scientific posterity. ..
  6. Walton V, Daane K, Bentley W, Millar J, Larsen T, Malakar Kuenen R. Pheromone-based mating disruption of Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California vineyards. J Econ Entomol. 2006;99:1280-90 pubmed
    ..3 +/- 6.3% on vines in the low mealybug density category, but it was unchanged on vines in the high density category. Another factor that reduced treatment impact was the relatively short effective lifetime of the sprayable formulation. ..
  7. Wingfield J, Perfito N, Calisi R, Bentley G, Ubuka T, Mukai M, et al. Putting the brakes on reproduction: Implications for conservation, global climate change and biomedicine. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;227:16-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, actual onset of breeding activities leading to ovulation may involve environmental cues releasing an inhibition (brake) on the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonad axis. ..
  8. Mason A, Greives T, Scotti M, Levine J, Frommeyer S, Ketterson E, et al. Suppression of kisspeptin expression and gonadotropic axis sensitivity following exposure to inhibitory day lengths in female Siberian hamsters. Horm Behav. 2007;52:492-8 pubmed
  9. Ernst D, Lynn S, Bentley G. Differential response of GnIH in the brain and gonads following acute stress in a songbird. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;227:51-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Variation in the GnIH response to stress between species might be the result of ecological adaptations or other species differences in the response of the GnIH system to stress. ..

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  1. Dettman J, Jacobson D, Taylor J. A multilocus genealogical approach to phylogenetic species recognition in the model eukaryote Neurospora. Evolution. 2003;57:2703-20 pubmed
    ..Although species-level clades were strongly supported, the phylogenetic relationships among species remained difficult to resolve, perhaps due to conflicting signals resulting from differential lineage sorting. ..
  2. Lee A, Werning S. Sexual maturity in growing dinosaurs does not fit reptilian growth models. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:582-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The origin of the modern avian reproductive strategy in ornithuran birds likely coincided with their extreme elevations in growth rate and truncations to growth duration. ..
  3. Prendergast B, Gorman M, Zucker I. Establishment and persistence of photoperiodic memory in hamsters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000;97:5586-91 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate that hamsters are influenced only by relatively recent day lengths and melatonin signals and ignore earlier ones that might cause them to misinterpret the salience of current day lengths. ..
  4. Bentley G, Ubuka T, McGuire N, Calisi R, Perfito N, Kriegsfeld L, et al. Gonadotrophin-inhibitory hormone: a multifunctional neuropeptide. J Neuroendocrinol. 2009;21:276-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we provide an overview of the known levels of GnIH action in birds and mammals. In addition, environmental and physiological factors that are involved in GnIH regulation are reviewed. ..
  5. Bergemann S, Douhan G, Garbelotto M, Miller S. No evidence of population structure across three isolated subpopulations of Russula brevipes in an oak/pine woodland. New Phytol. 2006;170:177-84 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that R. brevipes constitutes a randomly mating population with no genetic differentiation between locations or across successive fruiting seasons. ..
  6. Feng X, Zilberman D, Dickinson H. A conversation across generations: soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants. Dev Cell. 2013;24:215-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Later, the egg cell plays a central role in specifying accessory cells, whereas in both gametophytes, companion cells contribute non-cell-autonomously to the epigenetic landscape of the gamete genomes. ..
  7. Kriegsfeld L, Gibson E, Williams W, Zhao S, Mason A, Bentley G, et al. The roles of RFamide-related peptide-3 in mammalian reproductive function and behaviour. J Neuroendocrinol. 2010;22:692-700 pubmed publisher
    ..This overview summarises the role that RFRP-3 plays in mammals and considers the implications and opportunities for further study with respect to reproductive physiology and the neural control of sexual behaviour and motivation. ..
  8. Devitt T, Baird S, Moritz C. Asymmetric reproductive isolation between terminal forms of the salamander ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii revealed by fine-scale genetic analysis of a hybrid zone. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:245 pubmed publisher
  9. Bentley G, Tsutsui K, Kriegsfeld L. Recent studies of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in the mammalian hypothalamus, pituitary and gonads. Brain Res. 2010;1364:62-71 pubmed publisher
    ..This overview summarizes the role of GnIH in modulation of mammalian reproductive physiology and suggests avenues for further study by those interested in the neuroendocrine control of reproductive physiology and sexual behavior...
  10. Custer A. Stoichiometric estimates of the biochemical conversion efficiencies in tsetse metabolism. BMC Ecol. 2005;5:6 pubmed
    ..These results now enable a deeper analysis of tsetse ecology based on the construction of a dynamic mass-energy budget for tsetse and their populations. ..
  11. Beall E, Lewis P, Bell M, Rocha M, Jones D, Botchan M. Discovery of tMAC: a Drosophila testis-specific meiotic arrest complex paralogous to Myb-Muv B. Genes Dev. 2007;21:904-19 pubmed
    ..Together, these data demonstrate that MMB serves diverse roles in different developmental pathways, and members of MMB can be found in alternative, noninteracting complexes in different cell types. ..
  12. Gorman M, Zucker I. Pattern of change in melatonin duration determines testicular responses in Siberian hamsters, Phodopus sungorus. Biol Reprod. 1997;56:668-73 pubmed
    ..The pattern of change in MEL secretion, as well as absolute duration of the MEL signal, is important for implementing seasonal cycles of reproduction...
  13. Wang C, Nan G, Kelliher T, Timofejeva L, Vernoud V, Golubovskaya I, et al. Maize multiple archesporial cells 1 (mac1), an ortholog of rice TDL1A, modulates cell proliferation and identity in early anther development. Development. 2012;139:2594-603 pubmed publisher
    ..MAC1 both suppresses excess AR proliferation and is responsible for triggering periclinal division of subepidermal cells. We discuss how MAC1 can coordinate the temporal and spatial pattern of cell proliferation in maize anthers...
  14. Collins K, Gorovsky M. Tetrahymena thermophila. Curr Biol. 2005;15:R317-8 pubmed
  15. Hollinger D. The concept of post-racial: how its easy dismissal obscures important questions. Daedalus. 2011;140:174-82 pubmed
    ..quot; The essay argues that the most easily answered questions are not those that most demand our attention. ..
  16. Baldwin B, Wagner W. Hawaiian angiosperm radiations of North American origin. Ann Bot. 2010;105:849-79 pubmed publisher
  17. Pereira R, Wake D. Genetic leakage after adaptive and nonadaptive divergence in the Ensatina eschscholtzii ring species. Evolution. 2009;63:2288-301 pubmed publisher
    ..Diversification and consequent genetic interactions in Ensatina reveal a continuum between populations, ecological races, and species, where polytypic traits and high genetic differentiation are maintained without reproductive isolation...
  18. Lunde C, Hake S. The interaction of knotted1 and thick tassel dwarf1 in vegetative and reproductive meristems of maize. Genetics. 2009;181:1693-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus kn1 and td1 function in a pathway to maintain meristem homeostasis but their products may interact with different partners during development. ..
  19. Fox H, White S, Kao M, Fernald R. Stress and dominance in a social fish. J Neurosci. 1997;17:6463-9 pubmed
    ..Social behavior may lead to changes in reproductive state through integration of cortisol changes in time. Thus, information available from the stress pathway may provide socially relevant signals to produce neural change. ..
  20. Srivastava M, Begovic E, Chapman J, Putnam N, Hellsten U, Kawashima T, et al. The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans. Nature. 2008;454:955-60 pubmed publisher
  21. Xu M, Cho E, Burch Smith T, Zambryski P. Plasmodesmata formation and cell-to-cell transport are reduced in decreased size exclusion limit 1 during embryogenesis in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:5098-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, silencing of DSE1 in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves leads to reduced movement of GFP fused to tobacco mosaic virus movement protein. Thus, DSE1 is important for regulating PD transport between plant cells...
  22. Bentley G, Ubuka T, McGuire N, Chowdhury V, Morita Y, Yano T, et al. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone and its receptor in the avian reproductive system. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2008;156:34-43 pubmed
    ..The distribution of GnIH and its receptor suggest a potential for autocrine/paracrine regulation of gonadal steroid production and germ cell differentiation and maturation. ..
  23. Yang S, Ayscough K, Drubin D. A role for the actin cytoskeleton of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in bipolar bud-site selection. J Cell Biol. 1997;136:111-23 pubmed
  24. Turner E, Jacobson D, Taylor J. Reinforced postmating reproductive isolation barriers in Neurospora, an Ascomycete microfungus. J Evol Biol. 2010;23:1642-56 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesize that fruitbody abortion is selectively advantageous if it increases the likelihood that maternal Neurospora individuals successfully mate conspecifically after maladaptive hybrid fertilization. ..
  25. Gibson E, Williams W, Kriegsfeld L. Aging in the circadian system: considerations for health, disease prevention and longevity. Exp Gerontol. 2009;44:51-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This review explores aging-associated changes in circadian function and examines evidence linking such alterations to adverse health consequences in late life and promotion of the aging process. ..
  26. Turner E, Jacobson D, Taylor J. Genetic architecture of a reinforced, postmating, reproductive isolation barrier between Neurospora species indicates evolution via natural selection. PLoS Genet. 2011;7:e1002204 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results strongly support a role for natural selection in the evolution of reinforced postmating isolation in N. crassa. ..
  27. Chandran D, Tai Y, Hather G, Dewdney J, Denoux C, Burgess D, et al. Temporal global expression data reveal known and novel salicylate-impacted processes and regulators mediating powdery mildew growth and reproduction on Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2009;149:1435-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Future work will elucidate the functional role of the novel regulator PUX2 in PM resistance. ..
  28. Ehrenhofer Murray A, Rivier D, Rine J. The role of Sas2, an acetyltransferase homologue of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, in silencing and ORC function. Genetics. 1997;145:923-34 pubmed
    ..Moreover, sas2 delta had opposing effects on silencing of HML and HMR. The putative Sas2 protein bears similarities to known protein acetyltransferases. Several models for the role of Sas2 in silencing are discussed. ..
  29. Ubuka T, Bentley G. Identification, localization, and regulation of passerine GnRH-I messenger RNA. J Endocrinol. 2009;201:81-7 pubmed publisher
  30. Fleissner A, Simonin A, Glass N. Cell fusion in the filamentous fungus, Neurospora crassa. Methods Mol Biol. 2008;475:21-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the physiological and developmental roles of hyphal fusion are not understood in these organisms; identifying these mechanisms will provide insight into environmental adaptation...
  31. Pereira R, Monahan W, Wake D. Predictors for reproductive isolation in a ring species complex following genetic and ecological divergence. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:194 pubmed publisher
  32. Smith H, Campbell B, Hake S. Competence to respond to floral inductive signals requires the homeobox genes PENNYWISE and POUND-FOOLISH. Curr Biol. 2004;14:812-7 pubmed
    ..These studies establish a link between the competence to receive floral inductive signals and restructuring of the SAM during floral evocation. ..
  33. Duong A, Steinmaus C, McHale C, Vaughan C, Zhang L. Reproductive and developmental toxicity of formaldehyde: a systematic review. Mutat Res. 2011;728:118-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Together with mechanistic and animal studies, this will allow us to better understand the systemic effect of formaldehyde exposure. ..
  34. Wake M, Dickie R. Oviduct structure and function and reproductive modes in amphibians. J Exp Zool. 1998;282:477-506 pubmed
    ..A comparison of oviduct morphology, function, endocrinology, ecology and phylogeny in amphibians with diverse reproductive modes suggests a number of highly productive avenues of investigation. ..
  35. Calisi R, Bentley G. Lab and field experiments: are they the same animal?. Horm Behav. 2009;56:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Perhaps, just as study of individual variation has been gaining momentum in recent years, data from variation between experimental arenas can provide us with novel lines of research...
  36. Perfito N, Zann R, Ubuka T, Bentley G, Hau M. Potential roles for GNIH and GNRH-II in reproductive axis regulation of an opportunistically breeding songbird. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011;173:20-6 pubmed publisher
  37. Mason A, Duffy S, Zhao S, Ubuka T, Bentley G, Tsutsui K, et al. Photoperiod and reproductive condition are associated with changes in RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) expression in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). J Biol Rhythms. 2010;25:176-85 pubmed publisher
  38. Woznica A, Gerdt J, Hulett R, Clardy J, King N. Mating in the Closest Living Relatives of Animals Is Induced by a Bacterial Chondroitinase. Cell. 2017;170:1175-1183.e11 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we show that V. fischeri, purified EroS, and other bacterial chondroitin lyases induce S. rosetta mating at environmentally relevant concentrations, suggesting that bacteria likely regulate choanoflagellate mating in nature. ..