Reading, Reading, Science Reading – #365 papers – June 2017

It’s a little difficult to keep up with individual blog posts for every paper I read for #365papers, for for the next three months you can expect one summary post per month, just like this one…

#365papers for June 2017

152 – June 1 – Coral, coral, how does your skeleton grow?

Von Euw, Zhang, Manichev, Murali, Gross, Feldman, Gustafsson, Flach, Mendelsohn, and Falkowski, 2017, Biological control of aragonite formation in stony corals: Science, v. 356, p. 933-938.

153 – June 2 – Selection on pigmentation and rapid evolution of finches.

Campagna, Repenning, Silveira, Fontana, Tubaro, and Lovette, 2017, Repeated divergent selection on pigmentation genes in a rapid finch radiation: Science Advances, v. 3: e1602404.

154 – June 3 – Genetic source of “Naked Foal Sydrome” in Akhal-Teke horses.

Bauer, Hiemesch, jagannathan, Neuditschko, Bachmann, Rieder, Mikko, Penedo, Tarasova, Vitkova, Sirtori, Roccabianca, Leeb, and Welle, 2017, A nonsense variant in the ST14 gene in Akhal-Teke horses with naked foal syndrome: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, v. 7. p. 1315-1321.

155 – June 4 – A Cretaceous hatchling bird preserved in amber.

Xing, O’Connor, McKellar, Chiappe, Tseng, Li, and Bai, 2017, A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine (Aves) hatchling preserved in Burmese amber with unusual plumage: Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/

156 – June 5 – To feather tyrannosaurids, or not to feather tyrannosaurids. That is the question.

Bell, Campione, Persons, Currie, Larson, Tanke, and Bakker, 2017, Tyrannosauroid integument reveals conflicting patterns of gigantism and feather evolution: Biology Letters, v. 13: 20170092

157 – June 6 – Species divergence and plate tectonics since the breakup of Pangaea.

McIntyre, Lineweaver, Groves, and Chopra, 2017, Global biogeography since Pangaea: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, v. 284: 20170716

158 – June 7 – Whence come Homo sapiens?

Hublin, Ben-Ncer, Bailey, Freidline, Neubauer, Skinner, Bergmann, le Cabec, Benazzi, Harvati, and Gunz, 2017, New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens: Nature, v. 546, p. 289-292.

159 – June 8 – The oldest Homo sapiens.

Richter, Grun, Joannes-Boyau, Steele, Amani, Rue, Fernandes, Raynal, Geraads, Ben-Ncer, Hublin and McPherron, 2017, The age of the hominin fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and the origins of the Middle Stone Age: Nature, v. 546, p. 293-296.

160 – June 9 – Bending a oceanic mountain chain.

Trosvik, Doubrovine, Steinberger, Gaina, Spakman, and Domeier, 2017, Pacific plate motion change caused the Hawaiian-Emperor bend: Nature Communications, v. 8:15660

161 – June 10 – Science-speak and why it’s not “just a theory.”

Williams, 2013, “It’s just a theory”: trainee science teachers’ misunderstandings of key scientific terminology: Evolution: Education and Outreach, v. 6:12

162 – June 11 – Do hair and feathers have the same origin as fish scales?

Dhouailly, Goedfroit, Martin, Nonchev, Caraguel, and Oftedal, 2017, Getting to the root of scales, feather, and hair: as deep as ondontodes? doi:10.1111/exd.13391

163 – June 12 – The importance of finding the same cynodont (early ancestor of mammals) in both Africa and Brazil.

Martinelli, Kammerer, Melo, Neto, Ribeiro, Da-Rosa, Schultz and Soares, 2017, The African cynodont Aleodon (Cynodontia, Probainognathia) in the Triassic of southern Brazil and its biostratigraphic significance: PlosONE, v. 12:e0177948

164 – June 13 – The art of science instruments in learning.

Kwan, 2016, “Do not kill guinea pig before setting up apparatus:” the kymograph’s lost educational context: Teorie Vedy, v. 38, p. 301-335.

165 – June 14 – The skull and teeth of Bison antiquus.

Chandler, 1916, A study of the skull and dentition of Bison antiquus Leidy, with special reference to material from the Pacific coast: Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of Californian Publications, v. 9, p. 121-135.

166 – June 15 – Timing of growth of teeth in the jaw of a Bison, and how this relates to isotopes.

Gadbury, Todd, Jahren, and Amundson, 2000, Spatial and temporal variations in the isotopic composition of Bison tooth enamel from the Early Holocene Hudson-Meng Bone ed, Nebraska: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 157, p. 79-93.

167 – June 16 – Bison in North America during the Pleistocene.

Guthrie, 1970, Bison evolution and zoogeography in North America during the Pleistocene: The Quarterly Review of Biology, v. 45, p. 1-15.

168 – June 17 – Pleistocene mammals from the White Mesa mine, New Mexico.

Morgan and Rinehart, 2007, Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) mammals from fissure deposits in the Jurassic Todilto Formation, White Mesa mine, Sandoval County, north-central New Mexico: New Mexico Geology, v. 29, p. 39-51.

169 – June 18 – What is Bison?

Skinner and Kaisen, 1947, The fossil Bison of Alaska and preliminary revision of the genus: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: v. 89, p. 123-256.

170 – June 19 – Darren Naish gets his own fish.

Cawley and Kriwet, 2017, A new pycnodont fish, Scalacurvichthys naishi gen. et sp. nov., from the Later Cretaceous of Israel: Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, DOI:10.1080/14772019.2017.1330772

171 – June 20 – Heeeere kitty-kitty-kitty.

Ottoni and 28 others, 2017, The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world: Nature Ecology & Evolution, v. 1:0139

172 – June 21 – Gradual CO2 change causes abrupt changes to ocean circulation.

Zhang, Knorr, Lohmann, and Barker, 2017, Abrupt North Atlantic circulation changes in response to gradual CO2 forcing in a glacial climate state: Nature Geoscience, DOI:10.1038/ngeo2974

173 – June 22 – Looking in the head of a South American theropod.

Paulina-Carabajal, and Filippi, 2017, Neuroanatomy of the abelisaurid theropod Viavenator: the most complete reconstruction of a cranial endocast and inner ear for a South American representative of the clade: Cretaceous Research, DOI:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.06.013

174 – June 23 – How stable is bridgmanite in the middle mantle?

Shim, Grocholski, Ye, Alp, Xu, Morgan, Meng, Prakapenka, 2017, Stability of ferrous-iron-rich bridgmanite under reducing midmantle conditions: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1614036114

175 – June 24 – Fossil Bison from an arroyo trap.

Frison, Wilson, and Wilson, 1976, Fossil Bison and artifacts from and early altithermal period arroyo trap in Wyoming: American Antiquity, v. 41, p. 28-57.

176 – June 25 – Evolution of Bison in the Holocene.

Wilson, 1978, Archaeological kill site populations and the Holocene evolution of the genus Bison: Plains Anthropologist, v. 23, p. 9-22.

177 – June 26 – Not all horses are Equus.

Heintzman, Zazula, MacPhee, Scott, Cahill, McHorse, Kapp, Stiller, Wooller, Orlando, Southon, Froese, and Shapiro, 2017, A new genus of horse from Pleistocene North America:

178 – June 27 – Whence the brachiopods?

Harper, Popov, and Holmer, 2017, Brachiopods: Origin and early history: Palaeontology, DOI:10.1111/pala.12307

179 – June 28 – Wait. So how are all the horses related?

Weinstock, Willerslev, Sher, Tong, Ho, Rubenstien, Storer, Burns, Martin, Bravi, Prieto, Froese, Scott, Xulong, and Cooper, 2005, Evolution, systematics, and plylogeography of Pleistocene horses in the New World: a molecular perspective: PlosBiology, v. 3:e241

180 – June 29 – Oxygen isotopes from siderite (iron carbonate – FeCO3) and how they relate to temperature.

Carothers, Adami, and Rosenbauer, 1988, Experimental oxygen isotope fractionation between siderite-water and phosphoric acid liberated CO2-siderite: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 52, p. 2445-2450.

181 – June 30 – What do microbes do to isotopes of oxygen in siderite?

Mortimer and Coleman, 1997, Microbial influence on the oxygen isotopic composition of diagenetic siderite: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 61, p. 1705-1711.



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