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  1. Voss, S.R. and J.J. Smith. Evolution of salamander life cycles: A major effect QTL contributes to both continuous and discrete variation for metamorphic timing. In Press, Genetics.pdf

  1. Jones, M.T., Voss, S.R., Margaret B. Ptacek, David Weisrock, and David W. Tonkyn. Population genetics and geographic variation in the shovel-nosed salamander, Desmognathus marmoratus. Accepted pending revision, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.pdf

  1. Samuels, AK, D. Weisrock, J.J. Smith, S. Putta, J. Walker, K. France, and S.R. Voss. 2005. Transcriptional and phylogenetic analysis of 5 complete ambystomatid salamander mitochondrial genomes. In Press, Gene.pdf

  1. Sri Putta, Jeramiah J. Smith, John Walker, Mathieu Rondet , David Weisrock, James Monaghan, Amy K.Samuels, Kevin Kump, David C. King, Nicholas J. Maness, Bianca Habermann, Elly Tanaka, Susan V. Bryant, David M. Gardiner, David M. Parichy, and S. Randal Voss. 2004. From Biomedicine to Natural History Research: Expressed Sequence Tag Resources for Ambystomatid Salamanders. BMC Genomics 5:54.pdf

  1. Shaffer, H.B. Fellers, G.M., Voss, S.R., Oliver J.C., and Pauly, G.B. 2004. Species boundaries, phylogeography, and conservation genetics of the red-legged frog (Rana aurora/draytonii) complex. Molecular Ecology 13:2667-2677pdf

  1. Voss, S.R., K. Prudic, J. Oliver, and H.B. Shaffer. Candidate gene analysis of metamorphic timing in ambystomatid salamanders. Molecular Ecology,Vol.12,Issue 5,Pg 1217,May 2003.pdf

  1. Riley, S.P.D., H.B. Shaffer, S.R. Voss, and B.M. Fitzpatrick. Hybridization between a rare, native tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and its introduced congener. Ecological Applications 13:1263-1275. pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. and D.M. Parichy. 2001. Salamander Genome Project. Axolotl Newsletter 29.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R., J.J. Smith, D.M. Gardiner, and D.M. Parichy. 2001. Conserved vertebrate chromosomal segments in the large salamander genome. Genetics 158:735-746.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. and H.B. Shaffer. 2000. Evolutionary genetics of metamorphic failure using wild-caught versus laboratory axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum). Molecular Ecology 9:1401-1408.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R., H.B. Shaffer, J. Taylor, R. Safi, and V. Laudet. 2000. Candidate gene analysis of thyroid hormone receptors in metamorphosing and non-metamorphosing salamanders. Heredity 85:107-114.pdf

  1. Shaffer, H.B., G.M. Fellers, A. Magee, and S.R. Voss.  2000. The genetics of amphibian declines: Population substructure and molecular differentiation in the Yosemite Toad, Bufo Canorus (Anura, Bufonidae) based on SSCP and mtDNA sequence data. Molecular Ecology 9:245-257.pdf

  1. Parichy, D.M., M. Stigson, and S.R. Voss. 1999. Genetic analysis of steel and the PG-M/Versican-encoding gene AxPG as candidates for the white (d) pigmentation mutant in the salamander Ambystoma mexicanum. Development, Genes, and Evolution 209:349-356.pdf

  1. Stigson, M., Parichy, D.M. & Voss, S.R. 1999. Genetic analysis of PG-M / versican and Steel factor as candidates for the white (d) gene in the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. In: Regulatory Processes in Development: The Legacy of Sven Hˆrstadius (Olsson, L. & Jacobson, C.-O., Eds.). Wenner-Gren International, Portland Press, London.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R., J.J. Smith, and D.M. Parichy. 1999. Towards a genomics resource for evolutionary and developmental studies of ambystomatid salamanders. American Zoologist 39:11A.pdf

  1. Mason K. A., Parker N. B., Parichy D. M. and Voss S. R. 1998. Molecular characterization of c- kit from the Mexican axolotl. Pigment Cell Res. 11, 175A.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. and H.B. Shaffer. 1998. Evolutionary genetics of metamorphic failure in the mexican axolotl. American Zoologist 38:197A.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R and H.B. Shaffer. 1997. Adaptive evolution via a major gene effect: paedomorphosis in the Mexican axolotl. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 94: 14185-14189.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. and H.B. Shaffer. 1996. What insights into the developmental traits of urodeles does the study of interspecific hybrids provide? International Journal of Developmental Biology 40:885-893.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. and M. Stigson. 1996. Genetic linkage analysis and mapping of the gene encoding a PG-M/Versican-like proteoglycan core protein in relation to the white (d) locus in the mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. In Large Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans in the Axolotl Embryo, M. Stigson, Ch. V, Pp. 1-9. Acta Universitais Upsaliensis, Uppsala.pdf

  1. Shaffer, H.B. and S.R. Voss. 1996. Phylogenetic and mechanistic analysis of a developmentally integrated character complex: alternate life history modes in ambystomatid salamanders. American Zoologist 36:24-35.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R., D.G. Smith, C.K. Beachy and D.G. Heckel 1995. Allozyme variation among geographically isolated populations of the salamander Leurognathus marmoratus. Journal of Herpetology 29:493-497.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. 1995.  Genetic basis of paedomorphosis in the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum: a test of the single gene hypothesis. Journal of Heredity 86:441-447.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. 1993. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis of ambystomatid salamanders. Axolotl Newsletter 22:28-32.pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. 1993. The relationship between stream order and length of larval period in the salamander Eurycea wilderae. Copeia 1993:736-742. pdf

  1. Voss, S.R. 1993. Effect of temperature on body size, developmental stage, and timing of hatching in Ambystoma maculatum. Journal of Herpetology 27:329-333.pdf



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