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Casey W. Dunn
Yale University
68Publications
26H-index
4,506Citations
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Published on Jun 12, 2019in bioRxiv
Alejandro Damian-Serrano1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Yale University),
Steven H. D. Haddock29
Estimated H-index: 29
(MBARI: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute),
Casey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University)
Predators have evolved dedicated body parts to capture and subdue prey. As different predators specialize on distinct prey taxa, their tools for prey capture diverge into a variety of adaptive forms. Studying the evolution of predation is greatly facilitated by a predator clade with structures used exclusively for prey capture that present significant morphological variation. Siphonophores, a clade of colonial cnidarians, satisfy these criteria particularly well, capturing prey with their tentil...
Published on May 27, 2019in bioRxiv
Catriona Munro2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Brown University),
Zer Vue1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
+ 1 AuthorsCasey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University)
The Portuguese man of war, Physalia physalis , is a siphonophore that uses a gas-filled float as a sail to catch the wind. It is one of the most conspicuous, but poorly understood members of the pleuston, a community of organisms that occupy a habitat at the sea-air interface. The development, morphology, and colony organization of P. physalis is very different from all other siphonophores. Here, we propose a framework for homologizing the axes with other siphonophores, and also suggest that the...
Published on 2018in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution3.99
Catriona Munro2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Brown University),
Stefan Siebert8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Brown University)
+ 7 AuthorsCasey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University)
Abstract Siphonophores are a diverse group of hydrozoans (Cnidaria) that are found at most depths of the ocean - from the surface, like the familiar Portuguese man of war, to the deep sea. They play important roles in ocean ecosystems, and are among the most abundant gelatinous predators. A previous phylogenetic study based on two ribosomal RNA genes provided insight into the internal relationships between major siphonophore groups. There was, however, little support for many deep relationships ...
Published on Jul 3, 2018in eLife7.55
Zachary R. Lewis1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Yale University),
Casey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University)
Published on Jul 3, 2018in eLife7.55
Zachary R. Lewis2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Zachary R. Lewis1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Casey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
Published on May 1, 2018in Zootaxa0.99
P.R. Pugh9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NOC: National Oceanography Centre),
Casey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University),
Steven H. D. Haddock29
Estimated H-index: 29
(MBARI: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
A new species of calycophoran siphonophore, Tottonophyes enigmatica gen. nov, sp. nov., is described. It has a unique combination of traits, some shared with prayomorphs (including two rounded nectophores) and some with clausophyid diphyomorphs (the nectophores are dissimilar, with one slightly larger and slightly to the anterior of the other, and both possess a somatocyst). Molecular phylogenetic analyses indicate that the new species is the sister group to all other diphyomorphs. A new family,...
Casey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Brown University),
Felipe Zapata12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)
+ 2 AuthorsAndreas Hejnol25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Bergen)
There is considerable interest in comparing functional genomic data across species. One goal of such work is to provide an integrated understanding of genome and phenotype evolution. Most comparative functional genomic studies have relied on multiple pairwise comparisons between species, an approach that does not incorporate information about the evolutionary relationships among species. The statistical problems that arise from not considering these relationships can lead pairwise approaches to ...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Oceanography3.91
Steven H. D. Haddock4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz),
Lynne M. Christianson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MBARI: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
+ 21 AuthorsC. Anela Choy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
Published on Oct 12, 2017in bioRxiv
August Guang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Brown University),
Mark Howison15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Brown University)
+ 2 AuthorsCasey W. Dunn26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Yale University)
One of the most common transcriptome assembly errors is to mistake different transcripts of the same gene as transcripts from multiple closely related genes. It is difficult to identify these errors during assembly, but in a phylogenetic analysis these errors can be diagnosed from gene trees containing clades of tips from the same species with improbably short branch lengths. treeinform is a module implemented in Agalma1.0 that uses phylogenetic analyses across species to refine transcriptome as...
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