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Perkins Lab Publications

  • Martinsen, E. S., and S. L. Perkins. The diversity of Plasmodium and other haemosporidians: the intersection of taxonomy, phylogenetics, and genomics. In: Carlton, J. M., Deitsch, K., and Perkins, S. L. (Eds.), Comparative Genomics of Malaria Parasites. Horizon Press. [In press.]
  • Perkins, S. L., E. S. Martinsen, and B. G. Falk. 2011. Do molecules matter more than morphology? Promises and pitfalls in parasites. Parasitology 138:1664-1674.
  • Falk, B. G., S. L. Perkins, and D. L. Mahler. 2011. Tree-based delimitation of morphologically ambiguous taxa: a survey of the malaria parasites of Hispaniola. International Journal for Parasitology 41:967-980.
  • Valkiunas, G., Ashford, R. W., Bensch, S., Killick-Kendrick, R. and S. Perkins. 2011. A cautionary note concerning Plasmodium in apes. Trends in Parasitology 27:231-232.
  • Belanger, D.H., S. L. Perkins, and R. F. Rockwell. 2011. Inference of population structure and patterns of gene flow in canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). Journal of Parasitology 97:602-609.
  • Gómez, A., E. Nichols, and S.L. Perkins. 2011. Parasite conservation, conservation medicine, and ecosystem health. In: Aguirre, A.A., Daszak, P., Ostfeld, R.S. (Eds.), Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Belanger, D.H., and S. L. Perkins. 2010. Wolbachia infection and mitochondrial diversity in the canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). Mitochondrial DNA 21:227-233.
  • Waltari, E., and S. L. Perkins. 2010. In the hosts’ footsteps? Ecological niche modeling and its utility in predicting parasite distributions. Invited book chapter for: The Geography of Host-Parasite Interactions (Morand, S., and B. Krasnov, eds.) Oxford University Press.
  • Murdock, C.C., K.J. Olival, and S. L. Perkins. 2010. Molecular identification of host feeding patterns of snow-melt mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): Potential implications for the transmission of Jamestown Canyon Virus. Journal of Medical Entomology 47:226-229.
  • Greiner, E., K. Crook, and S. Perkins. 2009. Apparent absence of Parahaemoproteus lophortyx in north Florida population of Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus). Journal of Parasitology 95:1142-1144. 
  • Kishore, S., S. Perkins, T. Templeton, and K. Deitsch.  An unusual recent expansion of the C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II in primate malaria parasites features a motif otherwise only found in mammalian polymerases.  Journal of Molecular Evolution.  In Press.   
  • Perkins, S.L., A.S. Kerwin, and A.D. Rothschild. 2009.  Patterns of infection of the lizard malaria parasite, Plasmodium floridense, in invasive brown anoles (Anolis sagrei) in southwestern Floridia.  Parasitology Research.  104:1191-1196.  doi: 10.1007/s00436-008-1310-z   
  • Perkins, S.L., and C.C. Austin.  2009.  Four New Species of Plasmodium from New Guinea Lizards: Integrating Morphology and Molecules.  Journal of Parasitology.  95.: 424-433.  doi: 10.1645/GE-1750.1   
  • Piaggio, A, Neubaum M, Yueh H, Ritland, C, Johnston J, Perkins, S.  2009.  Development of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa rufa (Rafinesque).  Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:258-260. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02243.x   
  • Piaggio, AJ, Miller, KEG, Matocq MD, and Perkins, SL. 2009. Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci developed and characterized from Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.  Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:323-325. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02382.x   
  • Perkins SL.  2008.  Molecular systematics of the three mitochondrial protein-coding genes of malaria parasites: Corroborative and new evidence for the origins of human malaria.  Mitochondrial DNA. 19:471-478. doi: 10.1080/19401730802570926    
  • Beadell JS, Covas R, Gebhard C, Ishtiaq F, Melo M, Schmidt BK, Perkins SL, Graves GR, Fleischer RC.  2008.  Host associations and evolutionary relationships of avian blood parasites from West Africa.  International Journal for Parasitology. 39:257-266.doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.06.005   
  • Baillie GJ, Kolokotronis SO, Waltari E, Maffei JG, Kramer LD, Perkins SL.  2008.  Phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of St. Louis encephalitis virus genomes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  47:717-728. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.02.015   
  • Davalos, L. M. and S. L. Perkins. 2008.  Saturation and base composition bias explain phylogenomic conflict in Plasmodium. Genomics. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.01.006
  • E. S. Martinsen, S. L. Perkins, and J. J. Schall. 2008. A three-genome phylogeny of malaria parasites. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.11.012  
  • Piaggio, A. J., J. J. Johnston, and S. L. Perkins. 2007. Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (Chiroptera: Phylostomatidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01986.x  
  • Olival, K. J., E. O. Stiner, and S. L. Perkins. 2007.  Detection of Hepatocystis sp. in Southeast Asian flying foxes (Pteropodidae) using microscopic and molecular methods. Journal of Parasitology. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.11.012
  • S. L. Perkins, A. Rothschild, and E. Waltari. 2007. Infections of the malaria parasite,
Plasmodium floridense, in the invasive anole, Anolis sagrei, in Florida. Journal of Herpetology 41: 750-754. doi:10.1670/07-052.1
  • R. L. Burke, S. R. Goldberg, C. R. Bursey, S. L. Perkins, and P. T. Andreadis. 2007. Depauperate parasite fauna in introduced populations of Podarcis (Squamata: Lacertidae) lizards in North America. Journal of Herpetology. 41: 755-757. doi:10.1670/07-023.1
  • Waltari, E., R. J. Hijmans, A. Townsend Peterson, A. S. Nyári, S. L. Perkins, and R. P. Guralnick. 2007. Locating Pleistocene Refugia: Comparing Phylogeographic and Ecological Niche Modeling Predictions. PLoS One. 7:e563. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000563
  • Perkins, S. L., I. N. Sarkar, and R. Carter. 2007. The phylogeny of rodent malaria parasites: simultaneous analysis across three genomes. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution. 7:74-83.doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2006.04.005
  • C. C. Austin and S. L. Perkins. 2006. Parasites in a biodiversity hotspot: a survey of hematozoa and a molecular phylogenetic analysis of Plasmodium in New Guinea skinks. Journal of Parasitology. 92:770-777. doi: 10.1645/GE-693R.1
  • M. A. Charleston and S. L. Perkins. 2006. Traversing the tangle: algorithms and applications for cophylogenetic studies. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 39:62-71.doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2005.08.006
  • S. L. Perkins, R. B. Budinoff, and M. E. Siddall. 2005. New gammaproteobacteria associated with blood-feeding leeches and a broad phylogenetic analysis of leech endosymbionts. Applied and Envrionmental Microbiology. 71:5219-5224. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.9.5219-5224.2005
  • A. J. Piaggio and S. L. Perkins. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of North American big-eared bats (Vespertilionidae: Corynorhinus): inter- and intraspecific relationships inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 37:762-765. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.03.029
  • Guralnick, R. P., E. Hall, and S. L. Perkins. 2004. A comparative approach to understanding causes and consequences of mollusc-digenean size relationships: A case study with Allocreadiid trematodes and Cyclocalyx clams. Journal of Parasitology 90:1253-1262. doi: 10.1645/GE-332R1
  • Siddall, M. E., S. L. Perkins, and S. S. Desser. 2004. Leech mycetome symbionts are a new lineage of a-proteobacteria related to the Rhizobiaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30:178-186. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(03)00184-2
  • Siddall, M. E., and S. L. Perkins. 2003. Brooks parsimony analysis: a valiant failure. Cladistics 19:554-564. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2003.tb00388.x
  • Charleston, M. A., and S. L. Perkins. 2003. Lizards, malaria, and jungles in the Caribbean. In Tangled Trees: Phylogeny, Cospeciation and Coevolution (Page, R. D. M., ed.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Perkins, S. L., and J. J. Schall. 2002. A molecular phylogeny of malaria parasites recovered from cytochrome b gene sequences. Journal of Parasitology 88:972-978. doi: 10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0972:AMPOMP]2.0.CO;2
  • Perkins, S. L., and A. K. Keller. 2001. Phylogeny of nuclear small subunit rRNA genes of hemogregarines amplified with specific primers. Journal of Parasitology 87:870-876. doi: 10.1645/0022-3395(2001)087[0870:PONSSR]2.0.CO;2
  • Perkins, S. L. 2001. Phylogeography of Caribbean lizard malaria: tracing the history of vector borne parasites. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14:34-45. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00261.x
  • Perkins, S. L. 2000. Species concepts and malaria parasites: detecting a cryptic species of Plasmodium. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267:2345-2350. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1290
  • Schall, J. J., A. R. Pearson, and S. L. Perkins. 2000. Prevalence of malaria parasites (Plasmodium floridense and P. azurophilum) infecting a Puerto Rican lizard (Anolis gundlachi): a nine-year study. Journal of Parasitology 86:511-515. doi: 10.1645/0022-3395(2000)086[0511:POMPPF]2.0.CO;2
  • Perkins, S. L., and J. M. Martin. 1999. Conserved PCR primers fail in diagnosis of parasitic infection. Journal of Parasitology 85:982-984.
  • Perkins, S. L., S. M. Osgood, and J. J. Schall. 1998. Use of PCR for detection of subpatent infections of lizard malaria: implications for epizootiology. Molecular Ecology 7:1587-1590.doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.1998.00496.x
  • Gill, D. G., L. Chao, S. L. Perkins, and J. B. Wolf. 1995. Genetic mosaicism in plants and clonal animals. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 26:423-444. doi: 10.1146/

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