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Top Publications

  1. ncbi The human mind: origin in geometry
    William L Abler
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Sci Prog 93:403-27. 2010
  2. pmc Accelerated evolutionary rates in tropical and oceanic parmelioid lichens (Ascomycota)
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Departamento de Biologia Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 8:257. 2008
  3. doi Parasitism by bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae) on neotropical bats: effects of host body size, distribution, and abundance
    Bruce D Patterson
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Parasitol Res 103:1091-100. 2008
  4. pmc Colugos: obscure mammals glide into the evolutionary limelight
    Robert D Martin
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    J Biol 7:13. 2008
  5. ncbi Empirical tests of a theory of language, mathematics, and matter
    William L Abler
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Sci Prog 91:113-6. 2008
  6. doi Phylogeography and biogeography of fungi
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
    Mycol Res 112:423-4. 2008
  7. doi Biogeography of Hysterangiales (Phallomycetidae, Basidiomycota)
    Kentaro Hosaka
    Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Cordley Hall 2082, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 2902, USA
    Mycol Res 112:448-62. 2008
  8. doi Advances in biological structure, function, and physiology using synchrotron X-ray imaging*
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 70:119-42. 2008
  9. ncbi The evolution of human reproduction: a primatological perspective
    Robert D Martin
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007
  10. ncbi Whatever happened to the pyrenomycetes and loculoascomycetes?
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mycol Res 111:1064-74. 2007

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  1. ncbi The human mind: origin in geometry
    William L Abler
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Sci Prog 93:403-27. 2010
    ..The sense of truth and falsity shares a common source with the right and wrong answers of arithmetic...
  2. pmc Accelerated evolutionary rates in tropical and oceanic parmelioid lichens (Ascomycota)
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Departamento de Biologia Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 8:257. 2008
    ....
  3. doi Parasitism by bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae) on neotropical bats: effects of host body size, distribution, and abundance
    Bruce D Patterson
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Parasitol Res 103:1091-100. 2008
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  4. pmc Colugos: obscure mammals glide into the evolutionary limelight
    Robert D Martin
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    J Biol 7:13. 2008
    ..Previously, a sister-group relationship between colugos and primates seemed likely. A new study of colugo chromosomes indicates instead an affinity between colugos and tree-shrews...
  5. ncbi Empirical tests of a theory of language, mathematics, and matter
    William L Abler
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Sci Prog 91:113-6. 2008
    ..g., mirror neurons or intra-cellular macromolecules, or crystals, or resonations) that might generate them. Ultimately, the properties described are a consequence of dimensional properties of matter..
  6. doi Phylogeography and biogeography of fungi
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
    Mycol Res 112:423-4. 2008
    ..These papers are based on oral contributions given at two symposia at the International Mycological Congress (IMC8) held in Cairns (Australia) in August 2006...
  7. doi Biogeography of Hysterangiales (Phallomycetidae, Basidiomycota)
    Kentaro Hosaka
    Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Cordley Hall 2082, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 2902, USA
    Mycol Res 112:448-62. 2008
    ..Regardless, models for both ancient and more recent origins of Hysterangiales are consistent with truffle-like fungi being capable of transoceanic dispersal...
  8. doi Advances in biological structure, function, and physiology using synchrotron X-ray imaging*
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 70:119-42. 2008
    ..Synchrotron X-ray imaging provides an exciting new window into the internal workings of small animals, with future promise to contribute to a range of physiological and biomechanical questions in comparative biology...
  9. ncbi The evolution of human reproduction: a primatological perspective
    Robert D Martin
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007
    ..Nevertheless, the "natural" lactation period of humans is probably about 3 years, fitting the expectation in comparison to other hominoids...
  10. ncbi Whatever happened to the pyrenomycetes and loculoascomycetes?
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mycol Res 111:1064-74. 2007
    ..Pyrenocarpous lichen-forming fungi occur in several lineages each in Dothideomycetes, Chaetothyriomycetidae, and Lecanoromycetes, whereas no lichenized forms are currently known in the classical pyrenomycetous Sordariomycetes...
  11. ncbi Patterns in the occurrence of saprophytic fungi carried by arthropods caught in traps baited with rotted wood and dung
    M D Greif
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lakeshore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mycologia 99:7-19. 2007
    ..In particular traps baited with brown-rotted wood and coyote dung diverged slightly indicating that arthropods visiting these bait types were carrying somewhat different suites of fungi...
  12. ncbi Molecular phylogenetics of the butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): taxonomy and biogeography of a global coral reef fish family
    Jennifer L Fessler
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:50-68. 2007
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  13. ncbi Molecular phylogenetics of the gomphoid-phalloid fungi with an establishment of the new subclass Phallomycetidae and two new orders
    Kentaro Hosaka
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    Mycologia 98:949-59. 2006
    ..Based on the results of these analyses, a new subclass Phallomycetidae, and two new orders, Hysterangiales and Geastrales, are proposed...
  14. ncbi Old World Shrike-babblers (Pteruthius) belong with New World Vireos (Vireonidae)
    Sushma Reddy
    Department of Ornithology, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79 Street, New York, NY 10024 5192, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1352-7. 2007
  15. doi Species as a process
    Olivier Rieppel
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Acta Biotheor 57:33-49. 2009
    ..It is here argued that species are best understood as open or closed, causally integrated processual systems that also instantiate an historically conditioned homeostatic property cluster natural kind...
  16. doi Morphology of the skull of the white-nosed blindsnake, Liotyphlops albirostris (Scolecophidia: Anomalepididae)
    Olivier Rieppel
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    J Morphol 270:536-57. 2009
    ..Both anomalepidids and typhlopids evolved a condition known as an "outer shell design," but did so in different ways. Leptotyphlopids combine elements of both the anomalepidid and typhlopid snout morphologies...
  17. ncbi Two new genera in the Magnaporthaceae, a new addition to Ceratosphaeria and two new species of Lentomitella
    Sabine M Huhndorf
    Botany Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    Mycologia 100:940-55. 2008
    ..Sequence data from the LSU places them in a clade with hyaline-spored Lentomitella crinigera and L. cirrhosa...
  18. ncbi Climate change and faunal dynamics in the uttermost part of the earth
    Bruce D Patterson
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:3019-21. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, high latitude endemism and the antiquity of these lineages point to an extended presence in the region that very likely predates the Pleistocene...
  19. doi Social network analysis of the genetic structure of Pacific islanders
    John Edward Terrell
    Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Ann Hum Genet 74:211-32. 2010
    ..The multilocus data now available is also in accord with current thinking on the impact of major biogeographical transformations on prehistoric colonisation and post-settlement human interaction in Oceania...
  20. doi Species trees from highly incongruent gene trees in rice
    Karen A Cranston
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Syst Biol 58:489-500. 2009
    ..Finally, we discuss the challenges of scaling these analyses for data sets with thousands of gene trees and extensive levels of missing data...
  21. pmc The imprint of China's first emperor on the distant realm of eastern Shandong
    Gary M Feinman
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:4851-6. 2010
    ..We integrate documentary accounts with the findings of a systematic regional survey of archaeological sites to provide a holistic context for this imperialistic episode and the changes that followed in coastal Shandong...
  22. doi Shark virgin birth produces multiple, viable offspring
    Kevin A Feldheim
    Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Hered 101:374-7. 2010
    ..These findings demonstrate that some female sharks are capable of producing, multiple, viable offspring through parthenogenesis...
  23. doi The Triassic dicynodont Kombuisia (Synapsida, Anomodontia) from Antarctica, a refuge from the terrestrial Permian-Triassic mass extinction
    Jörg Fröbisch
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 97:187-96. 2010
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  24. ncbi Amplistroma gen. nov. and its relation to Wallrothiella, two genera with globose ascospores and acrodontium-like anamorphs
    Sabine M Huhndorf
    Botany Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    Mycologia 101:904-19. 2009
    ..Family Amplistromataceae is described for this clade and placed within the Sordariomycetidae incertae sedis...
  25. pmc The Late Permian herbivore Suminia and the early evolution of arboreality in terrestrial vertebrate ecosystems
    Jörg Fröbisch
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3611-8. 2009
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  26. doi Assessing host specificity of obligate ectoparasites in the absence of dispersal barriers
    Carl W Dick
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Parasitol Res 105:1345-9. 2009
    ..To affect long-term coevolutionary patterns, such transfers would necessarily entail the establishment of viable parasite populations on secondary host species...
  27. ncbi A re-evaluation of genus Chaetomidium based on molecular and morphological characters
    Matthew D Greif
    Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Mycologia 101:554-64. 2009
    ..The cephalothecoid species of Chaetomidium were distributed in three unrelated clades, suggesting that the morphological similarity amo'ng these particular species resulted from convergence instead of ancestry...
  28. pmc A new North American therizinosaurid and the role of herbivory in 'predatory' dinosaur evolution
    Lindsay E Zanno
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3505-11. 2009
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  29. ncbi Disperser limitation and recruitment of an endemic African tree in a fragmented landscape
    Norbert J Cordeiro
    Department of Botany, Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Ecology 90:1030-41. 2009
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  30. pmc A giant ornithomimosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China
    Peter J Makovicky
    Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:191-8. 2010
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  31. ncbi When two equals three: developmental osteology and homology of the caudal skeleton in carangid fishes (Perciformes: Carangidae)
    Eric J Hilton
    Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Evol Dev 9:178-89. 2007
    ..We discuss the osteology of the caudal skeleton of carangoid fishes generally and emphasize the power and importance of ontogeny in the identification of primary homology...
  32. ncbi The phylogenetic placement of Ostropales within Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota) revisited
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mycol Res 111:257-67. 2007
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  33. ncbi Diversity of pectoral fin structure and function in fishes with labriform propulsion
    Dean H Thorsen
    Department of Zoology, Division of Fishes, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Morphol 263:133-50. 2005
    ..Labriform propulsion has apparently evolved independently multiple times in coral reef fishes, providing an excellent system in which to study the evolution of pectoral fin propulsion...
  34. ncbi Cranial anatomy of the extinct amphisbaenian Rhineura hatcherii (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) based on high-resolution X-ray computed tomography
    Maureen Kearney
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Morphol 264:1-33. 2005
    ..The HRXCT data (available at www.digimorph.org) corroborate and extend previous hypotheses that the mechanical organization of the head in Rhineura is organized to a large degree around its burrowing lifestyle...
  35. pmc Repeated evolution of limblessness and digging heads in worm lizards revealed by DNA from old bones
    Maureen Kearney
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1677-83. 2004
    ..Convergence in skull shape and scalation is also prevalent. Mosaic evolution in the skull versus postcranial skeleton parallels that seen in snake evolution...
  36. ncbi Corticolous species of Trichothelium (Ascomycota: Porinaceae)
    Robert Lücking
    Department of Botany, Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mycol Res 108:571-5. 2004
    ..nov. A key is provided to all five corticolous species, accompanied by data on their distribution and ecology. A considerable range extension is reported for T. horridulum, with new collections from Costa Rica and north-eastern Brazil...
  37. ncbi Supraordinal phylogenetic relationships of Lecanoromycetes based on a Bayesian analysis of combined nuclear and mitochondrial sequences
    H Thorsten Lumbsch
    Botanisches Institut, Universitat Essen, Essen 45117, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 31:822-32. 2004
    ..lat. (incl. Graphidales) can be rejected, while monophyly of Gyalectales and the Pertusariales and placement of Umbilicariales on the Lecanorales branch cannot be rejected with the current data set...
  38. ncbi A natural classification of Lasiosphaeria based on nuclear LSU rDNA sequences
    Andrew N Miller
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois 60607 7060, USA
    Mycol Res 108:26-34. 2004
    ..These taxonomic changes are additionally supported by a combination of morphological characters which are discussed in relation to the phylogenetic trees...
  39. ncbi Human reproduction: a comparative background for medical hypotheses
    Robert D Martin
    Academic Affairs, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 59:111-35. 2003
    ..Overall, it seems likely that the high incidence of pre-eclampsia in human pregnancies is attributable to a partial failure of compensatory mechanisms associated with highly invasive placentation...
  40. ncbi Contamination and chimerism are perpetuating the legend of the snake-eating cow with twisted horns (Pseudonovibos spiralis). A case study of the pitfalls of ancient DNA
    Link E Olson
    Division of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:545-8. 2003
  41. ncbi Tracheal respiration in insects visualized with synchrotron x-ray imaging
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Science 299:558-60. 2003
    ..Body movements and hemolymph circulation cannot account for these cycles; therefore, our observations demonstrate a previously unknown mechanism of respiration in insects analogous to the inflation and deflation of vertebrate lungs...
  42. ncbi Phylogeny, taxonomy, genetics and global heritage ranks of an imperilled, freshwater snail genus Lithasia (Pleuroceridae)
    Russell L Minton
    University of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences, Box 870345, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:75-87. 2003
    ..Our study suggests that conservation ranks should be considered suspect at best in taxonomically poorly known groups until the taxa are reviewed using modern systematic methods...
  43. ncbi Ploidy levels among species in the 'Oxalis tuberosa alliance' as inferred by flow cytometry
    Eve Emshwiller
    The Field Museum of Natural History, Botany Department, Chicago, Illinois 60606 2496, USA
    Ann Bot 89:741-53. 2002
    ..The remaining accessions (from 78 populations provisionally identified as 35 species) were DNA diploid, with nuclear DNA contents varying from 0.79 to 1.34 pg/2C...
  44. ncbi Turtles as hopeful monsters
    O Rieppel
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Bioessays 23:987-91. 2001
    ..Early ontogenetic deviation may cause patterns of morphological change that are not compatible with scenarios of gradualistic, stepwise transformation...
  45. ncbi Redox state of Mars' upper mantle and crust from Eu anomalies in shergottite pyroxenes
    M Wadhwa
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Science 291:1527-30. 2001
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  46. ncbi Reconstruction of parental microsatellite genotypes reveals female polyandry and philopatry in the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris
    Kevin A Feldheim
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Evolution 58:2332-42. 2004
    ..Adult male sharks rarely sired more than one litter at Bimini and may mate over a broader geographic area...
  47. ncbi Homologies of the transversospinalis muscles in the anterior presacral region of Sauria (crown Diapsida)
    Takanobu Tsuihiji
    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    J Morphol 263:151-78. 2005
    ..longus colli dorsalis, pars cranialis and that regards m. splenius anticus as a part of the former muscle does not accurately reflect the serial homologies among these muscles and may not be justified...
  48. ncbi Modules, kinds, and homology
    Olivier Rieppel
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:18-27. 2005
    ..Similarity of gene expression patterns and developmental pathways as captured by biological homology may support hypotheses of taxic homology, but not the other way around...
  49. ncbi Leptographium piriforme sp. nov., from a taxonomically diverse collection of arthropods collected in an aspen-dominated forest in western Canada
    Matthew D Greif
    Botany Department, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605 2496, USA
    Mycologia 98:771-80. 2006
    ..Additional isolates from woody species typical of the survey area might clarify whether Leptographium piriforme in its forest habitat occurs as a plant pathogen or saprobe...
  50. ncbi Current status of the Myriapod class diplopoda (millipedes): taxonomic diversity and phylogeny
    Petra Sierwald
    Zoology, Insects, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 52:401-20. 2007
    ..We present (a) the first combined morphological and molecular analysis of the millipede orders, and (b) a list of critically evaluated characteristics of nominal clades identifying putative apomorphies...
  51. ncbi Development and dehiscence of the cephalothecoid peridium in Aporothielavia leptoderma shows it belongs in Chaetomidium
    Matthew D Greif
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Mycol Res 111:70-7. 2007
    ..Because of the presence of an apical germ pore in the ascospores and morphological similarity to Chaetomidium arxii, the new combination Chaetomidium leptoderma (syn. Thielavia leptoderma) comb. nov. is proposed...
  52. pmc High level of cryptic species diversity revealed by sympatric lineages of Southeast Asian forest frogs
    Bryan L Stuart
    Department of Zoology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Biol Lett 2:470-4. 2006
    ..Accurate assessments of diversity and distributions are needed to mitigate extinctions of evolutionary lineages in these threatened vertebrates...
  53. ncbi Flores hominid: new species or microcephalic dwarf?
    Robert D Martin
    Academic Affairs, Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 288:1123-45. 2006
    ..This is the most likely explanation for the incongruous association of a small-brained recent hominid with advanced stone tools...
  54. ncbi Phylogeography of the montane caddisfly Drusus discolor: evidence for multiple refugia and periglacial survival
    Steffen U Pauls
    Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Department of Limnology and Conservation Research, Clamecystrasse 12, 63571 Gelnhausen, Germany
    Mol Ecol 15:2153-69. 2006
    ..The study shows that these aquatic organisms reacted differently to Pleistocene cooling than many terrestrial species. They persisted in numerous refugia over multiple glacial cycles, allowing many local endemic clades to form...
  55. ncbi Phylogeny of venus clams (Bivalvia: Venerinae) as inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences
    Isabella Kappner
    Department of Zoology Invertebrates, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:317-31. 2006
    ..Of the three genes used in this study, only COI (commonly used as "barcoding" gene) posed substantial problems in obtaining sequence data from older museum material...
  56. ncbi 'Type' in morphology and phylogeny
    Olivier Rieppel
    Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Morphol 267:528-35. 2006
    ..The 'homeostatic property cluster natural kind' is a nonessentialistic concept that allows the kind to be historically delimited...
  57. ncbi The response of ectomycorrhizal fungal inoculum to long-term increases in nitrogen supply
    Peter G Avis
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Mycologia 97:329-37. 2005
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  58. ncbi A likelihood framework for inferring the evolution of geographic range on phylogenetic trees
    Richard H Ree
    Department of Botany, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Evolution 59:2299-311. 2005
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  59. ncbi Diversity of non-reducing polyketide synthase genes in the Pertusariales (lichenized Ascomycota): a phylogenetic perspective
    Imke Schmitt
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Phytochemistry 66:1241-53. 2005
    ..Compared with earlier phylogenetic analyses of KS sequences the increased sampling in the current study allowed us to detect many new groupings within the fungal non-reducing PKSs...
  60. ncbi Problems of allometric scaling analysis: examples from mammalian reproductive biology
    Robert D Martin
    Academic Affairs, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:1731-47. 2005
    ..Calculation of contrast values for closely related species of similar body size is, in fact, highly questionable, particularly when there are major deviations from the best-fit line for the scaling relationship under scrutiny...
  61. ncbi Dating the Late Archaic occupation of the Norte Chico region in Peru
    Jonathan Haas
    Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Nature 432:1020-3. 2004
    ..The results help to redefine a broader understanding of the respective roles of agricultural and fishing economies in the beginnings of civilization in South America...
  62. ncbi Horsetails and ferns are a monophyletic group and the closest living relatives to seed plants
    K M Pryer
    Department of Botany, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    Nature 409:618-22. 2001
    ..This refutes the prevailing view that horsetails and ferns are transitional evolutionary grades between bryophytes and seed plants, and has important implications for our understanding of the development and evolution of plants...