SquaMates Ep. 14: And Another Thing…

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SquaMates Ep. 14: And Another Thing…

Dr Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, and Ethan Kocak are back for a new start in 2020 and a small change to our episode format! In this Breaking Newts episode, we highlight important herpetological papers published since October 2019!

Episode Citations

Post, Y., Puschhof, J., Beumer, J., Kerkkamp, H.M., de Bakker, M.A.G., Slagboom, J., de Barbanson, B., Wevers, N.R., Spijkers, X.M., Olivier, T., Kazandjian, T.D., Ainsworth, S., Iglesias, C.L., van de Wetering, W.J., Heinz, M.C., van Ineveld, R.L., van Kleef, R.G.D.M., Begthel, H., Korving, J., Bar-Ephraim, Y.E., Getreuer, W., Rios, A.C., Westerink, R.H.S., Snippert, H.J.G., van Oudenaarden, A., Peters, P.J., Vonk, F.J., Kool, J., Richardson, M.K., Casewell, N.R. & Clevers, H. (2020) Snake Venom Gland Organoids. Cell, 180, 233–247.e21. 10.1016/j.cell.2019.11.038

Garberoglio, F.F., Apesteguía, S., Simões, T.R., Palci, A., Gómez, R.O., Nydam, R.L., Larsson, H.C.E., Lee, M.S.Y. & Caldwell, M.W. (2019) New skulls and skeletons of the Cretaceous legged snake Najash, and the evolution of the modern snake body plan. Science Advances, 5, eaax5833. 10.1126/sciadv.aax5833

Macrì, S., Savriama, Y., Khan, I. & Di-Poï, N. (2019) Comparative analysis of squamate brains unveils multi-level variation in cerebellar architecture associated with locomotor specialization. Nature Communications, 10, 5560. 10.1038/s41467-019-13405-w

Čerňanský, A., Herrel, A., Kibii, J.M., Anderson, C.V., Boistel, R. & Lehmann, T. (2020) The only complete articulated early Miocene chameleon skull (Rusinga Island, Kenya) suggests an African origin for Madagascar’s endemic chameleons. Scientific Reports, 10, 109. 10.1038/s41598-019-57014-5

Burbrink, F.T., Grazziotin, F.G., Pyron, R.A., Cundall, D., Donnellan, S., Irish, F., Keogh, J.S., Kraus, F., Murphy, R.W., Noonan, B., Raxworthy, C.J., Ruane, S., Lemmon, A.R., Lemmon, E.M. & Zaher, H. (2019) Interrogating genomic-scale data for Squamata (Lizards, Snakes, and Amphisbaenians) shows no support for key traditional morphological relationships. Systematic Biology,  10.1093/sysbio/syz062

Fischer, E.K., Roland, A.B., Moskowitz, N.A., Vidoudez, C., Ranaivorazo, N., Tapia, E.E., Trauger, S.A., Vences, M., Coloma, L.A. & O’Connell, L.A. (2019) Mechanisms of convergent egg provisioning in poison frogs. Current Biology, 29, 4145–4151.e3. 10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.032

Lind, A.L., Lai, Y.Y.Y., Mostovoy, Y., Holloway, A.K., Iannucci, A., Mak, A.C.Y., Fondi, M., Orlandini, V., Eckalbar, W.L., Milan, M., Rovatsos, M., Kichigin, I.G., Makunin, A.I., Johnson Pokorná, M., Altmanová, M., Trifonov, V.A., Schijlen, E., Kratochvíl, L., Fani, R., Velenský, P., Rehák, I., Patarnello, T., Jessop, T.S., Hicks, J.W., Ryder, O.A., Mendelson, J.R., Ciofi, C., Kwok, P.-Y., Pollard, K.S. & Bruneau, B.G. (2019) Genome of the Komodo dragon reveals adaptations in the cardiovascular and chemosensory systems of monitor lizards. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3, 1241–1252. 10.1038/s41559-019-0945-8

Suryamohan, K., Krishnankutty, S.P., Guillory, J., Jevit, M., Schröder, M.S., Wu, M., Kuriakose, B., Mathew, O.K., Perumal, R.C., Koludarov, I., Goldstein, L.D., Senger, K., Dixon, M.D., Velayutham, D., Vargas, D., Chaudhuri, S., Muraleedharan, M., Goel, R., Chen, Y.-J.J., Ratan, A., Liu, P., Faherty, B., de la Rosa, G., Shibata, H., Baca, M., Sagolla, M., Ziai, J., Wright, G.A., Vucic, D., Mohan, S., Antony, A., Stinson, J., Kirkpatrick, D.S., Hannoush, R.N., Durinck, S., Modrusan, Z., Stawiski, E.W., Wiley, K., Raudsepp, T., Kini, R.M., Zachariah, A. & Seshagiri, S. (2020) The Indian cobra reference genome and transcriptome enables comprehensive identification of venom toxins. Nature Genetics, 52, 106-117. 10.1038/s41588-019-0559-8

Li, J., Yu, H., Wang, W., Fu, C., Zhang, W., Han, F. & Wu, H. (2019) Genomic and transcriptomic insights into molecular basis of sexually dimorphic nuptial spines in Leptobrachium leishanense. Nature Communications, 10, 5551. 10.1038/s41467-019-13531-5

Furness, A.I. & Capellini, I. (2019) The evolution of parental care diversity in amphibians. Nature Communications, 10, 4709. 10.1038/s41467-019-12608-5

Perkins, R.D., Gamboa, J.R., Jonika, M.M. Lo, J., Shum, A., Adams, R. H. & Blackmon, H. (2019) A database of amphibian karyotypes. Chromosome Research 27:313. 10.1007/s10577-019-09613-1


Eva Fischer: @evakfischer • Fischer lab website • Personal Website

Lauren O’Connell: @alaurenoconnell • Stanford Laboratory of Organismal Biology

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